Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Technology!!

This is just a test. I finally got an iPhone so I'm playing with it. Wow, this should make it easier than ever to keep up with my blog and my Weight Watchers online!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


2011 has been a bit of a bust for me so far, and the first quarter is almost over already. I had expected to be well into my newly energized efforts to lose weight, and yet it has gone nowhere. The reason is here, over on my other blog. 2011 started off great- for the first week. Then the situation with the shoulder started on Monday of week two, and now I am recovering from the surgery and am still in a great deal of pain.

Tomorrow I am going to try getting on the treadmill for the first time this year, and see how it goes. I will have to be careful about not swinging my arms, which I normally do when I walk. Right now, if I move my arm the wrong way just a little bit, it feels like someone blasted into my shoulder with a shotgun. It is still nearly impossible for me to get a good night's sleep, I can't find a position where I'm not in pain. I go back next week to Emory, to get evaluated. I still can't raise my arm over my head, and I can't stretch my arm all the way in front of me.

Spring is here in the South with a vengeance, everything is blooming, we're having weather in the 70's. I am ready to get out and start gardening, but right now my body is still holding me back. It sucks to be in pain, and although I do have a pretty high tolerance, I can also be a wimp when it comes to body aches. I realize I do use it as an excuse sometimes, but as soon as this shoulder heals, I am going for broke. I was only out of work for three days after the surgery, but the whole time I sat around eating cookies and drinking Coke. And I wonder why I never have any energy!

I'll be back on here soon, it still hurts to work at the computer, so it's not my favorite thing to do right now. As much as I want to blog more frequently. Hopefully soon.


(Some of the kitties helping me recuperate on the couch.)