. . . 5-1/4 oz. makes, when you are talking lifting weights! The soup cans were a piece of cake but today I started using the 1 pounders. I printed a schedule off the internet for a weekly regimen, 4 basic exercises (on days 1,3,&5) which cover all the major upper body muscles in one week, and with days of R&R in between. I am relieved to have it over with for today and glad I can rest tomorrow. On Wednesday it will be 4 completely different exercises, and all are done with a lot more repetitions than I was doing with the soup cans. I hope I don’t get muscle bound! Next week I will up it to the 2 pounders, and we’ll see where I stand after that. Right now my arms are killing me.
I had a very good visit with the doctor this morning, and am so glad to have found her. She is having a re-test on the metabolic panel as she thought my potassium level was at the max last time. (I took in the results from my test, and she made a copy of them.) She called in the prescriptions I asked for, and wants me to schedule a mammogram and bone density scan, which is fine with me. I knew I was getting shorter – from 5’6-1/2″ a few years ago to 5’5″ today. My blood pressure was excellent and I tipped the scales at 121# with shoes on! I am healthy as a horse and can’t figure out why I don’t have more “get up and go”!
She also answered a concern I had with the large white patches on my shins. I was worried they might be vitiligo, which is a loss of pigment in the skin. It is more likely to be a result of the nasty fall I took last year, when Lady & Mandy both wrapped their leashes tightly around my ankles and made me nearly kill myself. One leg definitely took the hit but both were pretty bad, and the white patches are worse on the right side. I remember that day very well, and I would have gladly given both dogs to anyone who would have had them. They were all excited about two big aggressive dogs on leashes further up the lane.
This doctor is fine with me traveling, and told me that I can contact her via email if I am out of town and need to consult her, and that I can view most of my records online. She is with the UC Davis Medical Center, and I think I’m going to like them. When I left the receptionist handed me a printed copy of today’s visit summary, which is really handy. We didn’t discuss my short term memory, but this summary will enable me to go back and see exactly what was done today without straining any brain cells.
Some of the burn is abating from the exercising, but I think I still need to lie down on the couch for about an hour. I’m looking forward to supper tonight – on the way home I stopped at Whole Foods and bought a pound of sole filets. There are quick and easy to cook – nothing fancy – I just fry them quickly in olive oil & butter, and season with Lawry’s seasoned salt. That and some fresh veggies and I will probably overeat, which I rarely do.
Speaking of overeating, I brought home Jeannie & Donald’s bread maker, and am going to make a loaf as soon as I get the ingredients I’m lacking. If it is halfway decent I will probably eat most of it with butter, and that will be a meal for me. Maybe I can put a few pounds on.