It's 'only' 84 degrees right now (with 67% humidity), so I decided to mow the yard (I have the day off). I hadn't planned on mowing until maybe Wednesday, because there was a 60% chance of rain today. Well, it rained this morning and although it's overcast, no more rain for a few more days. I'm exhausted, but I'm glad I got it done. Now, I can go outside after work for the next few days and get other yard work done (trimming some limbs, edging, weeding, etc.). With rain not expected until right after July 4th, the grass won't grow much for a while. And, I remembered to wear my step-tracker, and it showed that I added about 3,100 steps to my day's total. I can't quite get the 10,000 recommended steps per day, but anywhere near 5,000 is good for me (with my bad knees). I do better when I'm at work than at home, because even though I technically have a 'desk job', I do make a point of getting up often and walking around my library (and pushing book carts don't hurt).
I have a bad habit of postponing or canceling doctor's appointments until I absolutely have to go (translated to mean 'I have no more refills on my BP medication!). I postpone because I always tell myself that I want to show some progress in weight loss before I go back, but I never do. I did it again this time. I was supposed to go in for blood work this morning with a follow-up next week, but I called last week and canceled (I said I was going out of town and would reschedule. I did do an errand in the next city over this morning, so technically I didn't lie). This time, though, I should have enough BP medication to last me for 5 more months (with the one remaining refill I have). I am going to work very, very hard to lose as much weight (safely) as I can. I want to let my doctor know that the reason I delayed going back was that I hadn't lost any weight and didn't want to see him until I showed some progress. I have to do it this time. If not, I'll probably have to find another doctor because I don't think I could face him again (he scolded me last time for having the habit of postponing my appointments). I sometimes eat foods that are bad for me, but I generally eat healthy. My main problem is that I'm not very active, so my metabolism is horrible. Mowing the yard today is getting me off to a good start.