Monday, August 01, 2011

Around The Neighbourhood

I went for a walk this morning *shock horror* all on my own too! In order to prove that I went for a walk I took photos (again) but at least this way you get to see a little bit more of my neighbourhood. Not that I needed to prove I went for a walk but hey it gives me a reason to take photos to share. Something other than what I have been knitting or crocheting.

You can tell spring is on the way. Look at those pretty blossoms!
I needed to get some scripts filled at the chemist so I decided that I could walk there. Wait for the scripts to be filled, that would give me time to rest my hip a bit, and then head home. Just in case you are wondering no I haven't hurt myself recently. My hip has been hurting on and off for a few years now. My anti-inflammatory that I take for my carpel tunnel seems to have helped my hip tremendously. Its only when I do a lot of walking that it flares up a little but resting it for a few minutes makes a huge difference.

Those houses in the distance are a recent thing. There were only a small handful when we first moved into town.
Yes another hill for me to climb up. Thank goodness I turn at the corner here and miss the need to climb back up that hill!! I walked up the Coles hill (I think I mentioned that last time I talked about going for a walk. You can see the photo of the hill in this post here). I don't know why I thought I would walk home that way. It is steep! Oh that's right it takes off an extra 5 minutes walking home that way. I do end up paying for it by being out of breath and it makes my legs find muscles that I had forgotten about.

An unusual plant.
I came across this unusual plant. It looks like it's growing really well. I have no idea what it's called. You don't happen to have any ideas do you? The plant looks kind of harsh but it isn't really.


Here's a close-up of the same plant. It looks like its getting ready to flower.
 I met some lovely people during my walk too. I don't know if its the fact we were all walking or its because we live in the country but they were very friendly. Maybe it was a bit of both.

I know that walking is good for me but I sure do get pooped afterwards. ALL of my healthcare workers want me to do at least 30 minutes exercise a day (I don't do that every day) but at least I am doing some :) I have lost about 5 kilos (around 10 lb) since being diagnosed with diabetes. I'm not sure if I will continue to lose weight. In fact I would be happy to maintain the weight I have and not gain any extra. I even tested my BGL after my walk today and its lower than it normally would be 2 hours after breakfast. So that's a really good thing right?

I'm going to put my feet up and crochet for a bit. I think I have earned that today.
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