Saturday, August 09, 2008

Catching Up

I had two doctor’s appointments on Thursday. One revealed I have lost weight and more than I imagined.

Armando helped me. He weighed first on the scales and then kindly picked me up so we could do my weight on the stand-up doctor’s office scale. Being a paraplegic can sometimes offer plenty of complications in basic life functions. Thank goodness for creativity and problem solving!

I had a few lectures on eating high proteins and eating more. I was honest and just said I have not had an appetite lately. I love to eat in normal circumstances but I usually eat small amounts and often.

Actually, I am quite thankful Armando mentioned getting a weight because even though I knew my pants were not fitting, I never would have guessed my weight had gone down that much. When you know about a problem you can fix it, before it gets to be a big problem. So, now I am trying to gain weight and snack and eat high protein foods to help myself heal.

I got my student ID on Friday so Monday I will start studying at the Career Step Medical Transcription program. I am so excited about this! I can start studying online now while I await my textbooks to arrive in the mail.

Last week I cleaned out part of my closets and gave away two bags of clothes. We feel much better having more space in our closets. I had so many clothes that did not fit anymore and outfits that I did not wear that were just getting in the way. Now our closets have more space and that makes life easier.

This evening we are treating ourselves out to a movie. We are going to see The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. I watched a documentary on China’s First Emperor the other night that was interesting. This movie looks very action packed. I think we will enjoy it.

If you enjoy crocheting and like color, The September/October issue of Crochet Today! magazine has some really beautiful patterns.

See below for a few of my favorites in this issue:

0908_sunburstbowl 0908_rainbowghan

0908_desertpillows 0908_sunsetthrow


I hope you have a great weekend!


Mary said...

I'm sorry to hear you have lost weight but don't need to do so. Does this mean you can have two or three milkshakes every day? If so then do so. (I've been trying so hard to loose weight and have lost 30 pounds in 8 weeks.) I hope the skin problems are healing well. You need to be comfy to study. I'm so proud that you're approved and ready to begin.

junquedujour said...

dammit Michelle stop losing the weight because I'm finding EVERY stinking ounce you are lose!!!

I looked in my closet the other day and thought -- so many pretty things... that I NEVER wear.

When I was single and living in apartments - where any storage is a commodity, I went through and cleaned out every spring and fall -- never looking back. And now that I work at home, I can't bring myself to do that and let go of those items. Why is that? It's plainass stupid is what it is!