Slowly I turn, step by step
Friday, September 25, 2015
Elliptical Trainer 10 minutes 100 calories burned Done in intervals of 2 minutes, 5 minutes and 3 minutes
My husband walked around the block without me tonight. I was thinking I might need to stay close to home, but I was fine.
I went down to the basement and tried to set my elliptical; the batteries were dead and I don't have enough AA size to get it going again. I came back upstairs and got my timer that I use for Flylady cleaning sessions.
I am not used to the elliptical and had to stop to rest at the intervals I posted above. I did not go fast, but I was perspiring after two minutes. This machine has a lot of pull to it. I don't know what my niece had it set to, but I never tried to change it.
I got off the elliptical and wanted to walk a little to cool down. I saw something on the dark blue carpeting and thought it looked like coffee grounds. I walked over toward a wall and back again and my step felt mushy. I looked down and the sole of my shoe had come apart. The shoes were some I bought at Rockport years ago when I couldn't find any that would fit my feet. They were slip on shoes and made my feet look huge. I vacuumed the rubber up and then came upstairs.
Hubby told me today that after we get rid of the junk food in our house, he is thinking about starting the low carb high fat diet. He said he gained four pounds since July 31 when he retired. It doesn't take long to creep up on you. I didn't push it, but we will see.
My blood glucose this morning was 211. I am going to take the Trulicity shot because I forgot to call the doctor.
I thought I would list what I take and how many pills. Many have bad side effects. In fact there was something on TV about Benicar, probably a class action law suit.
Benicar HCT 20 mg-12.5 mg one tablet at night for high blood pressure (1 pill)
Caltrate 600 with D 600 mg-400 intl units two tablets daily, morning and evening for calcium deficiency (2 pills)
Chondroitin-glucosamine 600 mg 750 mg, one with each meal for painful joints (3 pills)
Furosemide 20 mg one tablet in the morning for fluid retention (1 pill)
Levothyroxine 125 mcg (0.125 mg) one tablet in the morning on an empty stomach, I have to wait an hour after taking it to eat (1 pill)
Simvastatin 40 mg 1 tablet in the evening for cholesterol (1 pill)
Enteric aspirin adult ec 81 mg 1 tablet in the morning (1 pill)
Vitamin D 1,000 intl units, two tablets in the morning for Vitamin D deficiency (2 pills)
Centrum Silver 1 tablet each morning (1 pill)
Trulicity 1.5 mg dulaglutide injection once weekly
Clotrimazole and betamethasone cream dipropionate 2 times daily for skin infection
Okay, here is the total number of pills-13. When I go to the doctor, I have to bring in any pills/supplements, creams that I am using. I fill up half a plastic grocery bag full.
I ran all of these through a site that lets you add them one at a time and some do have interactions, but apparently not bad enough for the pharmacy to prescribe them all for me.
I am too old to have to try to remember all of this if I was sick. I keep a typed copy to fill my pill containers or I wouldn't get that right. My husband, bless his heart, brings my thyroid pill to me every morning and makes sure that I take it.
Well, time to give him his B-12 shot and to take mine. I am looking to get in the 100's with the shot and continuing on the low carb high fat diet. We are to help clean the church building in the morning. I will count that as my exercise, be the Lord Willing. I will see what my numbers are when I talk to the doctor, if they are below 200, I am quitting the shots.