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Keep On Keeping On

April 4th, 2019 at 04:51 pm

DH had to pick up some pure maple syrup at Costco last night, so that cost $11.59. That seems to have gone down a good bit since the last time we bought syrup. I think it was around $15 last time, so that was a nice surprise.

The last two days were kind of painful. I think it was the storm. I am sensitive to changes in barometric pressure. I swell up when rainstorms come in. I also get headaches. It's weird. But the sun is back out today and also last night was my second shot of Enbrel and my joints are feeling better again, except my left hip, which is out and my chiropractor is on vacation. He won't be back until the 10th.

It is possible that I may be someone who has to take two shots of Enbrel a week, but I imagine it is too soon to tell. But the joint flare could also have been the medicine wearing off. I don't know. It's too soon to tell on that as well. No nausea or vomiting with this second shot, but I took some Zantac last night to try to prevent it, and it seems like it did.

Tomorrow we have another rain storm coming in, so if my joints hurt again, then I'll assume it was the pressure and not the medicine wearing off, since I just took the shot.

I have been maintaining my weight loss, but have not been very good at losing anymore. I haven't really been trying this week, but I need to get my act together, because I still have a lot to lose. We are going to get our gym membership signed up for this weekend and I can get back in the pool again. I am going to take it easy and only walk in the pool to start, not try to swim laps or use the water weights. I need to build up my stamina. Then maybe after a week or so, I might take a class.

They have Aqua Zumba one day a week and water aerobics the rest of the week days and Saturday. I will start with Aqua Zumba as it is easier on the joints and more fun. I will have to get up earlier for the water aerobics if I decide to start that, but Aqua Zumba is at 10:30. They do have two night time water aerobics classes if I just can't get up early enough. But they are at 6 p.m. and I imagine quite crowded at that time of day.

DS will be using the work out machines and weights while I am in the pool. He isn't really keen on water aerobics, though he did enjoy them when he was younger. I think he is self-conscious to be in a pool full of women, even if most of them are middle aged to old age.

I don't really know if DH or DD will use the membership or not. DD says she will to use the pool, but she is never able to get up, so I don't see it really happening unless she changes her sleeping schedule. I'm not going to drive there twice a day. It is a bad traffic situation later in the day and hard to get in and out.

I think I am going to have to accelerate savings for the computer fund. My computer keeps restarting itself. Every day, sometimes twice a day and it is getting super annoying. It keeps saying my computer has an error and has to shut down. Ugh. I am going to try a few things to see if I can't find the error, but it may not be salvageable.

This computer has quite a few things wrong with it that they never seemed to be able to fix 100% and now it no longer has a service contract, so I just can't see throwing money at it when I can throw money at a new one. I am not sure I will get a laptop this time, though. I think I may just get a desktop instead. We'll see. With my current phone, I don't really need a laptop to take with me anymore. I only write at home these days.

Although I do like taking the laptop into the bathroom while I am taking a long bath and playing a movie, so there's that. I guess I'll figure that out once I have the money saved up. I want to save instead of 18 months same as cash, but will do that if this thing goes belly up before the money is ready.

6 Responses to “Keep On Keeping On”

  1. Dido Says:

    Glad you were able to avoid the nausea with the second shot and hope the drug continues to work for you. Congrats on the weight loss and the gym plan.

    I just re-joined a gym over the weekend but use of it is not going to happen until after tax season ends.

  2. Marie Says:

    When I go to deep water aerobic classes I just do my own thing, as some of their movements don't work for me. They are fine with that. So if the time slots for aerobics work better for you I'm sure they'd be fine with you doing whatever works for you.

    But Aqua Zumba is more fun for sure.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thanks, Dido. Tax season will be over before you know it.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Marie--

    Yeah, I do try that, but I've had some of the instructors call me out for not doing all the movements in the past. It's embarrassing. I did tell them off after class that I had injuries I was working around and they need to realize that not everyone can do everything and trying to humiliate paying customers was not what they should be doing. They apologized, but I always worry it will happen again. It happened on some of my first classes, too. It could have driven me away altogether, if I'd been a more fragile flower.

  5. Marie Says:

    That is awful, and so inappropriate!!! It makes me angry from a distance. I think it is worth mentioning to management (if you feel like pursuing). It is something that should be added to their training and be part of the official guidelines. I'm sorry you had to deal with it. Or maybe give them a heads up before class.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you are feeling better. Good job on the weight loss.

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