Sunday, April 19, 2009

April Showers


It started raining last night and it has not stopped all day today. It is also suppose to rain Monday and Tuesday. I have heard of April showers but come on now. It was beautiful here Thursday and Friday. It was in the 70's and I got a little burnt. I spent most of the day outside on my back deck reading and hanging laundry on the clothes line.

I forgot to do an entry last Sunday and I lost another 1 lb last week and another lb this week making my total to 44 lbs lost so far. My Chubby Chick Challenge total is 20 lbs.

I have been slacking off a bit on exercise. I only got in 10 miles this week but I am going to do better. I got 2 new exercise tapes from the library so I am going to try those out.

I am starting to get a little bored with my Walk Away the Pounds tapes. My hubby and I found this little trail a few blocks from our house. It went uphill and I could really feel my calves starting to burn. I am going to go back on that trail as soon as the weather permits.
All of Johns tests turned out great. His cholesterol was a little high so the doctor put him on medicine which he takes once a day. When he went for his colonoscopy they found 4 polyps which they removed and they were all benign. I was so happy I made him go for the test. He has to have one every 2 years now. I went to my doctor on Friday because I need to get this hernia repaired. I have been having pain under my stomach and above my left leg. He told my that pain would not be from the hernia so he is ordering a complete scan of my stomach. I have had this pain for about 10 years now. I just want to get rid of it because it has become painful at times when I am exercising. I know once I have the hernia repaired that I can't exercise for about 6 weeks. We also discussed that maybe since I am overweight that something is pressing on a nerve where I hurt. I hope this is the last test I ever have to take for a long time. Ok, enough about my health problems.

The season finale of Desperate Housewives is on tonight. I feel like going to bed now but I want to watch it. I get really sleepy when it is a rainy day plus I got up early today. I am thinking about asking my hubby to record it for me but since he is downstairs watching TV I don't think he will.

My brother from California is coming in for about 11 days.
He will be here for his 60th birthday. I am not sure what my other brother and I are going to do for him. I know he is going to a Cub and White Sox games plus he wants to go to the Museum of Science and Industry. I have about 4 more weeks to decide what to do.

I guess I rambled enough for today. I am going to try and record my program in my bedroom and see if it works.

10 comments:

Hollie said...

You are doing great with the weight loss. I'm glad all of John's tests came back good.

garnett109 said...

Enjoy the 11 days with your brother!

Tabby said...

Hey girlfriend,

Congrats again on your weight loss, you are on a roll! We have the rain coming tomorrow into next week. I worked in the yard yesterday and planted tons of stuff, but since I am old and out shape I feel like I am crippled now. I did a blog post with a picture of the ground hog if you want to take a look. I would love to see some pictures of what you are doing in the yard.
Hugs!!!

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

Congrats on the weight loss! 44 lbs is something to be REALLY proud of.

I too get bored with workout DVDs, so I keep about 5-6 of them around, so that when I get bored I can move on to the next one. I also go through phases where I only want to go to the gym. Let us know how the new workout videos go!

Missie said...

Have a good week!

Chews to Lose said...

I know what you mean about the weather. Can't we just have a nice Spring already? We're supposed to be in the 30's tonight. Hooray! Not!

Congrats on your loss. 44 pounds is fantastic. I wish I were as successful.

Have fun when your brother visits!

Chews to Lose said...

I know what you mean about the weather. Can't we just have a nice Spring already? We're supposed to be in the 30's tonight. Hooray! Not!

Congrats on your loss. 44 pounds is fantastic. I wish I were as successful.

Have fun when your brother visits!

bbubblyb said...

You are doing wonderful Dutch. I think the walking the trail idea will really make you feel great being outside. I know know for me it's very therapeutic. Hope you have a great time with your brother. Glad everything went so well with your hubby glad it wasn't anything serious.

Rhonda said...

Glad your hubbys results came back good. We are still waiting for my DH results.

Thanks for stopping by today. You are too sweet. Congrats on your 44 lbs. that is AWESOME! Very inspiring. Keep it up! We will get there!

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