Tuesday, March 13, 2012

 I couldn't resist these anemone. I went for manure and added some beauty to the day. I've had such fun getting outside and preparing the garden for the season. And I've been paying more attention to how I feel physically as I work. I have stopped for a breath and a drink of water more frequently and I feel fantastic! I can't wait to plant some veggies and flowers and maybe a couple new herbs.... haha, "maybe" haha, I crack me up!
Our third wedding anniversary is coming up and I have been trying to start a tradition of giving gifts which will add to the comfort and beauty of our bedroom. Last year I found a great cotton blanket big enough to use for our main cover, and cool enough for summer. I had great plans for embellishing it....still do for that matter. This year we are going to work together to make a headboard. Jason made us a bed the week after we got married, now we need a headboard. I wanted a padded one so I could sit up a bit more to read at night and be comfy, so I'm making the cover for the board and he is making the board! This is a picture of the center of the cover, or rather of the blocks I'll use to make the center. One of these days I'll post about the quilting group/class/thing I've joined this year.... I'm learning so much!!

About the Dr. visit. My liver, kidney's and thyroid are perfect! So he wants me to loose a pound a week and in a month if I've done that then we'll just keep monitoring things. He thinks that if I can keep loosing weight that will fix the problem. But there is a chance that it won't affect it at all, so if after loosing a significant amount of weight I still have high blood pressure then we will look into prescriptions.
Now, on the one hand a pound a week doesn't sound all that hard. On the other hand it doesn't sound like enough, and yes, in this case there are three hands, on the other hand being consistent and making these changes permanently sounds too hard. But I hate the idea of being on blood pressure meds. So I'm trying. I haven't been back to the Dietitian, so I don't have any news about more potential weight loss. When I do, I will report it. I need to get back in the habit of daily exercise. I got out of it because the 10 days or so after Dr said no more cardio, I was very ill.... gardening doesn't count, at least not for me. So, here's to hoping I can reincorporate that into my daily routine!!

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