I’m a little sore today!  Thank I may have overdone it.

Ray asked me this morning before he left for work if I really do want to work Friday.  I told him I’m a little worried about it, but I’ll give it a try.  He did tell me it’s only supposed to last a half day, which was a relief.  

It was a beautiful but cold day outside.  I decided to go walking outside and take Gigi with me.  The wind was blowing and my ears were freezing.  The problem with walking where we live is there’s no level ground.  It’s all uphill or downhill.  Not sure how that is on my back.  Maybe I’m supposed to stick to level surfaces.  At one point during our walk, Gigi decided she was done.  She sat down in the street and wouldn’t budge.  She can be a stubborn little dog!  I picked her up and carried her the rest of the way.  She was shivering!  Poor girl!

IMG_6964Selfie from our walk today

Total we walked for about an hour.  Coming home was the uphill part and was hard on me.  My lower back felt heavy and like it had a lot of pressure.  I’m not sure how far the total distance was, but it was a good walk.  My back has been stiff and achy since the walk.  Maybe I went a little too far.  I don’t know.  

When Ray got home from work he told me Friday’s mediation has cancelled.  Hmmmm, did I jinx that?  I think I did post yesterday that maybe Friday will cancel.  Oops!  Guess I’m off the hook on going back to work this week.  

I’ve been really scared to get on a scale since my surgery.  I began trying to lose weight on October 31, 2014 (I know, weird time to start dieting on Halloween!) after a dress that used to fit fine wouldn’t zip up.  I gained 20 pounds eating while depressed in the 2 years since Sierra left home, but that’s a whole different story.  Anyhow, I downloaded an app on my iPhone called LoseIt!  I really like the app and I bought a blue tooth scale that automatically sends my current weight, BMI, hydration, etc. to my iPhone and computer.  The last time I weighed in was a month ago, February 5, 2015.  As of that date I had lost 11 pounds since beginning the diet.  Not great, but better than gaining.  Since the surgery I feel I’m so inactive and do nothing but sit around and sleep.  There are days when I eat hardly anything, then days that I go nuts eating pizza, popcorn, ice cream, you name it.  I finally got on the scale tonight and I’ve lost 3 pounds in the past month!  Yay!  I was pleasantly surprised because I really expected to have gained weight.  18 more pounds to reach my goal weight.  Can I do it? 

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