I thought I would write a quick entry while I'm waiting for my baked potato to come out of the oven. This morning I was down to 111#, and I will soon start to get pretty nervous about that. I'm about 5'5" (having lost about an inch over the past few years); in 2000 I weighed about 137/8 pounds and looked and felt better than I have since. I went back to smoking for one, then had to have a stent to unblock an artery (2004), and I've never been able to gain back the weight nor have I felt really great since that time.
TV is soooo boring I can't believe I'm watching it for a few hours every day. Usually in the mornings I watch Animal Cops Houston, but this morning it was Animal Cops Philadelphia. Mostly abused dogs are the cases, but every now and then a different animal comes to their attention. This morning I saw a gorgeous German Shepherd and it makes me want either a male lab or shepherd - but not an alpha male. I know there is no way I would be able to even entertain the thought right now, but if I ever get back to "normal" I'll get another dog.
The worst thing about TV is the commercials. Never before have I seen so many that feature smart-mouth kids having to explain things to their stupid parents, and the parents are always featured as being in awe of this smart kid. That really teaches respect for their elders, doesn't it.
Another thing that drives me crazy and sends me thrashing the mute button is all the talking toys. I know they've been around for a while, but what is wrong with a kid using his or her imagination rather than have a stupid looking toy animal talking to you. There is even a book that you supposedly can read to your kids that responds with a bark when you read the animal's name. I always had to do the sound effects myself when reading to my kids - Bark, bark! Moo, moo!
Can you tell I've had just about enough of sitting around like this? At least I will see my doctor tomorrow morning and can hopefully get a prognosis on how long it's going to take.
A commenter suggested a product called Ensure for weight gain. When my ex was dying from cancer the hospice nurse recommended he drink the stuff. He said "Hell no, that's for old people." I sort of feel the same way although I know it's not exactly accurate. I think Ensure used to be advertised for very old people with no teeth, and I guess I can't get around that although I've probably reached that age myself!
Son Joe stopped by this morning and brought me a new eyeglass holder. He knew my old one had broken and I'm thrilled to have another one as I still seem to be misplacing my glasses whenever I take them off. He told me that he has been one of 4 respiratory therapy students to be given a chance to do clinical at UC Davis Med Center. He's currently doing clinical at Mercy General (the main hospital for the satellite hospital I was recently in). UCD is be an golden opportunity to work and learn with the best in the field, and will certainly look good on his resume.
I can smell the baking potato from where my computer is at the other end of the house, so I will go get ready for my lunch - going to top it with lots of butter & shredded cheese, although I may leave off the bacon & sour cream until I'm sure I can deal with it.
I'm trying my best to catch up on blog reading, but have to get back to my recliner or the couch periodically. I am also not proofreading my posts before I hit Publish, and apologize for errors. I normally re-check it at least a couple of times, but just don't have the energy right now.