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posted by [personal profile] redbirds at 12:32pm on 09/07/2010 under , ,
I went to the gym last night. It's been...gah, almost a year since I last went. I got a one-year membership at this gym last August, went two or three times, and then never went again. I've been paying $20 a month since then and I haven't been going. Now that my membership is a month away from expiration, I start going again. HOW MUCH SENSE DOES THAT MAKE? XD

I went last night though, and omg...I worked my ASS OFF. It felt wonderful, though, to work my body after being inactive and sedentary for so long, and I felt really good afterward. And holy crap, I slept like a rock too. I was late as hell for work this morning (thank the Lord I pretty much work whatever hours I want!) because I absolutely could NOT open my eyes this morning before 9 AM. Even when Wacy came to kiss me goodbye at 7:30, the most I remember is mumbling nonsense at him before passing back out again. I haven't slept like that in a long time! @_@

I started with 10 minutes of high-intensity cardio on the elliptical, then I spent 45 minutes or so on the weight machines. I used most of the machines, but there were a lot of people there and I didn't feel like standing around waiting, so I ended up passing up a few of them. After that I went back and did another 10-15 minutes on the elliptical. I felt like a million bucks.

The night before last I did another two-mile walk with the dog.

I did my measurements this morning, and they were depressing as all hell. :/ I'm at work and don't have them handy at the moment, so I'll post them later on when I get home. I also did my weight too: 265.6 pounds. x_x;;

I had a bit of a crisis with Simba last night. When I came home from work, I noticed that his eyes were seriously not right. His pupils were different sizes. On the right side, his eye looked fine. It might have been over-dilated a little. On the left side, though, he almost had NO pupil whatsoever. It was like a tiny black pinprick.

Oh my God, I fucking freaked. I mean I haven't been so close to panic in a long time. Not only was it just damn CREEPY, the way his eyes looked, but I didn't know why his eyes were like that and all I could think was, Oh God, my dog is going blind.

I did some Googling and I read on several web sites that pupils being two different sizes (I forget the technical word for it) is a telltale sign of head trauma or concussion. A couple of my friends who know a thing or two about dogs told me the same thing. I dunno. He's a clumsy, knuckleheaded puppy so it wouldn't surprise me at all if he banged his head on something before I got home.

After a while, his eyes returned to normal and he was back to his usual frisky, playful self. We've been keeping an extra careful eye on him since then, though, and if it happens again, I'm going to call the vet. If it doesn't happen again, I'm going to ask the vet about it when I take him in for his shots.

I took this picture after I got off the phone with Wacy (I had called him in a panic), so this was after like...20 minutes or so. His eyes had already started slowly returning to normal. The pupil in his left eye (on your right-hand side), when I first noticed it, had been much, much smaller.

location: chesapeake, virginia
mood: bored@work
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posted by [personal profile] redbirds at 09:35pm on 06/07/2010 under ,
I took Simba and went for a two-mile walk earlier this evening. It just about kicked my ass, but I feel so good now that I'm back and I've had a shower. Simba's passed out hard on the floor next to my chair, hah. He's not used to that kind of walking, either. But he sure enjoyed it.

I need to get some bike shorts or something. My thighs rub together when I walk, just enough to really, REALLY friggin' hurt. They're all chafed and sore. I did interval walking/jogging as long as I could, but after about a mile I could barely walk because of my thighs, let alone jog. ;_;

Tomorrow morning I do my measurements and weight. I'm almost afraid to know, gahh. D:
mood: good

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