Random Stuff from Turtleville
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I am trying to get my head back in the game. Some members of one of my teams were discussing the importance of the mental part of this process we are all going through trying to get healthy. It will be three years in May that I have been trying to make this lifestyle change work. I am currently in a mental slump. I know how far I have come, but I still have a long road ahead and the plateaus are frustrating. I keep saying to myself remember that maintenance is better than gaining. I tell myself I should be glad I am back down to what I weighed in 2007. The whiny girl in me says, but I wanted to be at my interim goal weight by now darn it! Whiny Girl is such a baby! It is not about the scale. Right?
I feel like I have been in limbo since Ginger got hurt. She slipped her leash Sunday and ran off down the street. DH caught her about three houses down. She was on the front porch of a house built like ours. He called me to drive down there to get them. Before I could get in the car I saw him carrying her home. Patrick was right behind me when DH almost collapsed from Ginger's weight.
DH said he felt like something popped then he felt like his legs were folding up. Patrick ran over and took Ginger from him. DH hurt his back. He was in a lot of pain. It was very windy that day and DH said it was like the wind made Ginger crazy. He was walking up to our house when she slipped the leash. He took a sick day yesterday. He is still stiff but he went back to work today.
I wish we had a little helmet we could put on Ginger that would let her talk to us and tell us why she thinks she is completely healed. We need one of those people who can mentally communicate with dogs. Or we need someone like the Dog Whisperer.