The news from the doctor this morning wasn't so bad. Evidently it's not unusual to have higher blood pressure at my age, but it isn't at a critical stage and doesn't require treatment or meds. He told me what the ob-gyn told me earlier this month, that the HRT I'm taking raises my risk for a number of diseases. I'm already at the lowest dosage, but if they will let me cut that low dose in half and wean off it rather than all at once, I will try to do it. Those meds have contributed more to my feeling of well being for the last 20+ years than anything I've ever taken, so of course they want me off of them! Can't have old ladies feeling too good, ya know. Actually I trust both the doctors, whereas I would just blow it off if the advice came from any other doctors who told me the same thing. It's ironic that a doctor can stand in front of you and tell you to stop taking something that has been wonderful for you, and to start taking a drug such as Lipitor (which caused me a lot of pain and anguish during the 6 wks I took it).
I decided I'm not going to worry about my blood pressure. I feel great, love my weight, am getting stronger and more fit every day, so if I'm dying it's not a helluva bad way to go!
I drove out to pick up a few more supplies from Jo-Ann's and when I came back I checked the hole in the fence. I saw a man securing large items that were all wrapped up to his bicycle, and it is probably tent guy ready to move on. I didn't see the dog, but since he was so close to where I was looking through the fence I decided I'd check it out when he's gone. I hope he's leaving of his own accord rather than being told to move on, and I hope he finds a safe and unobtrusive campsite along the way.
I almost forgot!!! The elliptical was delivered today. The box was HEAVY, and it wasn't easy bringing it into the house. I opened it up and set the pieces next to the box - assembling this baby is not something I am going to try to do. The next of my kids who walks in the door gets the job. (And if they read the blog I might not get any company for a long time :) I can't imagine how portable this device can be as I can't see myself carrying it out of the car and into a motel room along my way to NY, then schlepping it back into the car. Actually, it would sure build up my biceps if I did that. I don't have anything but a 7# limit food scale, so I can't weigh it just yet.
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I will post a picture of it when it has been assembled, and you probably won't recognize it as the same thing. It also came with a CD so I suppose there are many ways to exercise with it.
The weather has been cloudy all day and in the mid-50's. I don't feel very warm in those temps unless the sun is shining. The fog starts to roll in during early evening, and by the time I go to bed everything looks surreal in the fog.
That is about it for my day, so far. How can it be a weekend already when I'm not yet done with the week!
Parting With Memories:
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