Proving once again that cats have nine lives, Ernie has bounced back. It looks like her antibiotic shot kicked in. She's eating like a little piggy. She's developed a limp, but it hasn't slowed her down. I don't know what happened to her leg. If I had to guess, I'd say she probably tried to hop onto the sofa but didn't make it. It's better today than it was yesterday. Hopefully it'll be gone by the end of the weekend.
Now that this crisis has passed, at least for the moment, it's back to business as usual. Walker's mom is moving into a new condo, so the warmer weather we're having (50's! In January!) has been a real blessing. Walker works at his mom's for several hours each day, after he finishes at his job. We make a point of having dinner together every night but other than that, we haven't seen each other. I'm hoping they finish this weekend. I miss my sweetie.
I've been spending time each day at the SparkPeople website. I've been tracking my food, my water, and my walking. Yesterday I added a goal of doing 15 minutes of cardio, four times a week. I know that isn't enough, but I have to start somewhere. I'm just so out of shape, any exercise is a good thing. At the bottom of the nutrition page there's a box that evaluates your food intake. So far, I've stayed in my calorie goal four out of the five days, but the day I went over I went wayyyy over. I know what happened: I waited too long to eat, then I was famished so I ate too quickly; I didn't feel satisfied and kept eating. I do that sometimes when I get home from work. It's at the top of my list of things to work on. I think if I can fix that bad habit, it will go a long way toward helping me reach my goal.
Walker and I have a date Sunday morning for breakfast at the VFW. They only do this every so often, so we always try to make it. We like to support the VFW and most of their fundraisers are held in the evening. Walker thought we should skip this one, since I'm doing this diet thing, but I told him. "This isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle change. I'm not skipping anything that I'm not prepared to give up permanently." Sounds like a good plan, LOL, but only time will tell if it will work.