Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Giving Credit

Yes, I have to give credit where credit is due.

Mike made a commitment to himself and has stuck to it.  He has made several adjustments in diet habits and it really seems to be paying off.  His feet and ankles are no longer swollen and he has lost a bit of weight.  He had a check-up at the cardiologist today.  His blood pressure was 120/76, lowest reading in a medical setting since I have known him.  One medication was swapped for another and three were dropped entirely. 

Of course, he did have a number of tests done today--and he has to see his regular physician for a possible bladder infection.  We will have to wait for those results, but today was good news.

Oh, and my jeans fit again after the shock of travel bloat.  It has turned cold, so the jeans came back out along with a couple of sweaters.  Winter jacket, hats, and mittens are put away for the season though.  I'm just firm about that.  So that was good news for me.  I was so happy about the jeans thing that I went out for my walk even though it was raining.  I shouldn't be too happy, though--I know that my doctor will tell me to lose ten pounds when I go for my physical.  She always does.  You'd think she would give up.  Or maybe I should drop the ten pounds? 

The daffodils are all gone by now.  The lilacs and lily-of-the-valley are in bloom.  They smell so wonderfully like spring.  The bleeding heart in out as well, and the crab apple trees are in full blossom.  It is such a beautiful time of year...and so fleeting.


  1. Reading about your garden just reminded me that I haven't seen our bleeding hearts! I will have to ask my husband about that. He's our #1 gardener. I did just root some chocolate mint. If you rub the leaves it really does smell like chocolate! I am going to plant that in a half barrel in the back yard. - it was nice to hear about spring in Vermont.

  2. Congrats to your husband, I've been working on my diet too and it's not easy making those kind of changes.

    Enjoy your spring, we're just starting to see the trees leaf out here, and I have a few weeds in the front flower bed. Why do they also do so well?

    Hope your warm weather comes back soon!

    1. I am still free to nag him about his over use of salt though.

  3. Congrats on losing weight. It is an ongoing battle for me and hubby.

  4. Three cheers for hubbie and his good report. Nag indeed on the salt. I haven't touched a salt shaker in 30 years and I still have too much salt in my seems to be one of the basic food groups.

    One way to put your doctor's order in a better light is to consider that she is telling you to lose only 10 pounds. I wish I only need to lose 10 pounds.

    Spring certainly is fleeting. I think this year you could step out and hear the leaves growing on the trees.

  5. Congrats to your husband. We really do have a lot of control over our health. We know what to do, we just don't do it. He did and the results are great. Way to go.

  6. My husband is doing the same thing, and I'm impressed. I love lily of the valley!

  7. What a great day for both of you! Salt is a really hard one for me, too and I know I need to do better. Thank you for sharing our Lily of the Valley. I do miss the spring flowers you get.

  8. That's great to hear such good news on Mike. Good for him! In my opinion 10 pounds is much harder to lost than 50.

  9. Good for your husband. We really are responsible for our own health. And I know how hard it is to lose ten pounds. I have been working on that since January with little success.
    I'll try again tomorrow. I just had ice cream this evening. :)


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