A Real Blessing

That’s what the Wii is. I wouldn’t have bought one yet. I was waiting for my finances to be in better shape so I could justify the purchase. However, things work out in mysterious ways. I can’t say it was an answer to prayer because I hadn’t prayed for one. I’ve heard of people who get addicted to exercise and I guess you could say I’m an addict. The Wii makes it so much fun I can’t help but do something every day.

Last Thursday, I did almost 18,000 steps. Today, it was 21,327 to be exact. I amazed myself. I was ordered to walk 30 minutes a day. Today, it was an hour and 45 minutes. Now, before you think I’m overdoing it, I didn’t start out that way. I’ve worked up to it. I don’t have time to do it every day. Work tends to cut in on my Wii time. Also, dishwashing, laundry, etc., etc.

To say I feel better would be an understatement. Of course, I also spend 20-30 minutes a day while I’m having my quiet time in front of my light therapy lamp. Now, I don’t think this was a luxury. During these dreary winter days (it’s almost winter) it’s important to get all the help I can to keep myself out of the depths of depression.

Update on the B-12 front—I failed to give myself my shot several weeks ago. Twenty days later on Sabbath morning, I felt I couldn’t go any farther so I went ahead and shot myself in the leg. Not wanting that to happen again, I put it on my calendar to remind me to do it every Sunday starting today. I’m getting better at it. Not nearly as squeamish as I was at first.

The Wii keeps telling me I need to weigh 124.1. I don’t know what’s with the .1. I wonder if I got to 124.2 if it would tell me I hadn’t reached my ideal weight? Someone at work the other day said a vitamin D deficiency can cause belly fat. Well, maybe all my ancestors were deficient because a large belly was purported to be the family trademark.

I don’t think I’ll pursue having my annual labs done since I’ve had so many blood tests throughout the past several months. I’ll give the bloodletting a rest.

In the meantime, I’m still eating my fava beans. I’ve taken a page from one of cyberfriend’s book and soak them before I cook them. I used to put the cooked beans in a seven cup Pyrex container but I don’t do that any more. Two one cup containers came with the set and I would use them to measure my portion of beans for a serving. Finally, I got smart and bought some more one cup containers and that gave me enough to store what is usually the yield in individual ones. That’s a real time saver when I’m getting ready for work.

Going along with saving time, when I open a bag of kelp noodles, I go ahead and run a knife through them in several places. I like the noodles to be spoonable with the beans. The night before a work day, I put some in a container. That helps a lot in the morning.

That about does it for the state of my health. This will probably be the last condition update for 2010. If there’s anything noteworthy, I’ll share. Otherwise, have a Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year!

5 Responses to A Real Blessing

  1. Lila December 21, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    Tommie, looks like you’re walking enough for you and me too. I find this quite amazing, but also very commendable. Keep up the good work.

    • Tommie December 21, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

      Did over 14,000 today. If I do enough for you will it do you good?

  2. Lila December 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    I wish!

  3. Deborah Delin February 12, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Hi Tommie,
    Is there somewhere else I can look for a more recent update on your health? From what I’ve read it seems more likely that you haven’t got Parkinsons – is that right? Are your headaches completely gone now? What about the tremor?
    I don’t want to make you repeat stuff you’ve already reported on but maybe you could direct me?

    • Tommie February 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

      The Parkinson’s? category is all about my health, Deb. It goes backwards when you pull it up so you can go to the second page if you want to read them chronologically or backwards if you don’t.

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