A Sunday Outting

I am writing this from one of my favorite happy places:  Barnes & Noble’s. 

Today is the first day I’ve been out in a number of months that wasn’t a doctor’s office.  All week I planned on going to Church today, but The Husband was under the weather.  This was a big surprise because it is usually me who isn’t feeling well.  After resting a couple of extra hours and taking some ibuprofen and some antihystamine, he felt well enough to get out with me.   Since I didn’t want to over exert him, we decided on B&N for a nearby restaurant and easy access.  To make sure he had more rest, I put on make-up and chose the same things planned to wear for Church.  It took a while and he was very appreciative of the results, which made me smile. 

Getting out has simply done me a world of good.  The last 600 pounds or so are gone.  It was the last of the stress weight.  Also, in getting ready it was easy to see I have indeed lost weight!  And, just to warn you, I’m not going to weigh myself except for every three months.  Weighing every week just makes me sad if I haven’t lost as much as I feel I should’ve lost.  Plus, because I’m in a wheelchair, I have to use a wheelchair scale and this is something I must schedule with a local rehab place. 

Now it is time for my treat:   A café mocha.  Ta ta ya’ll.


About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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5 Responses to A Sunday Outting

  1. Krista Walsh says:

    I like the thought of dressing up to a go to a bookstore. It’s one of the happiest places in the world, so why not? Glad that you got out!

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  2. Brian Bixby says:

    The snows have kept me and many others in Massachusetts mostly in this winter, so I can sympathize with the feeling. It’s been wonderful to get out this last week and not have to navigate around snow piles ALL the time. I’ve taken up my daily walk in the sunshine again!

    And I went on a book-buying spree, thanks to a gift certificate, trying to pick up more books to support my pirate course, and just seeing one or two titles (such as a book on how the news developed in the 17th century) that I knew I had to read.

    I don’t have your problem getting to a scale, but I’ve found that too frequent weighing tends to get you focused on short-term fluctuations, not the general direction of your weight gain/lost/stabilization. And congratulations on losing all that weight!

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    • Thank you! I know it is silly, but the praise and congratulations on losing *any* weight has kept me going for the pat couple of days. I am not a hog for praise – I don’t think – but losing weight is hard and receiving recognition for it is GOOD and helpful.

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      • Brian Bixby says:

        Enjoy it to the fullest, then! Next time you get dressed up, make sure your husband gets a photograph of you. (And then make sure someone takes a picture of the two of you together.) Accomplishments should be celebrated. I know the end of my graduate studies didn’t seem real until I marched in Commencement.

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