Friday, February 02, 2007

I have one tastebud back

... but only one.  Yesterday afternoon was the first time I was actually able to taste something.  That was very exciting, and if I concentrated hard, I could sort-of taste my stir-fry last night - woohoo!.   I'm coming good s-l-o-w-l-y, but its still all settled on my chest, and I'm still snotty - GERMS BE-GONE!

The great news is that we took Shavez to the vet yesterday afternoon, and his lump has turned out to be a Lipoma, which is a non-cancerous "fatty" tumour.  Apparently they are quite common in older dogs, and not anything to worry about.  There is no need to remove it either - so that is a huge relief!!

This morning my alarm went off at its "old" usual time of 4.50am - and I was like "Oh no - its not time already, is it?"  Ha!  Doesn't take long to get used to sleeping in!  Anyway, I dragged myself out of bed, got ready in record time, and off to the gym - for the first time in about 6 weeks!  The first 10 minutes were spent saying hello to everyone, and telling the ladies my engagement news.  Its amazing the changes that happen in the gym in just a few weeks - lots of new posters on the wall, and lots of new faces in the gym too!

And man-oh-man, did I feel out of shape!!!!   I got on the treadmill and set the incline on 10, and powerwalked for 30 minutes... and wow did my legs feel it!  I even jogged for 5 minutes at the end, until I had to stop to blow my nose.  Then I finished up with a good 10 minutes on a bike, followed by abs and stretching.  Ouch that stretching hurt! 

Anyway, it felt great to be finally doing something.... even though I certainly broke no records today.  And the best thing is that I am HUNGRY today for the first time in ages... I cant wait to have lunch!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Janew said...

Thats excellent news about your doggy Hilary :) and great work at the gym!!

hey what gym do you go to?ill be looking for a new gym when I move up in Dec :)

jane *smiles*

Lia Halsall said...

I'm glad to hear that you're getting better, albeit slowly. :o)

Splice said...

Oh...I love your new look blog :-).

Its great your feeling better. I hope you totally enjoyed your meal.


jodie said...

phew on the puppy dog, that's a big relief! Yah on getting to the gym. BTW when you going to post a pic of the ring??? I wanna see :)

Selina said...

YOur new look blog is great!!!!!!!!
I'm glad to hear you're getting better :)
I can just imagine how your legs felt after that long off!!
At least the hardest one is done, it will only get easier from now on!!
enjoy your weekend :)

Chontelle said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick!!! And I can relate to the extra Christmas kilos!! It can be disappointing / disheartening, but I am using it as motivated to get back into it again.
I also relate to that "first workout back" feeling! I started my weights program again this week, and boy did I feel it! I could barely walk afterwards, and I was saddened to realise I can't lift near as much as I used to or run as far as I used to.... but it will come back!

And how good are those photos!!! All that travel, and your exciting engagement are worth a few kilos if you ask me!!!

Kelly said...

Hope the healing continues. That lack of taste is sooo frustrating.

Ali said...

So glad to hear you are finally feeling better and must be great to finally taste your food,

glad to hear your dog is okay!!

have a wonderful weekend


LizN said...

Glad you are feeling better Hilary ;)
Liz ;)

Sue Heintze said...

Hils, I'm just catching up! You poor thing, but really I had to laugh at the "Snot Queen" post :)) I am glad you are on the road to recovery and i look forward to catching up soon and seeing the rock :)

Hilds said...

Oh I'm so jelous your going to Phat Camp! I was all set to go but it is now on the same weekend as my sisters wedding party, bugger, bugger bugger! Oh well maybe next year. I hope you get over your cold soon, sounds like a bit more rest is in order! Love your new blog, take it easy. Hilds