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Okay, so we get back from Las Vegas on Sunday evening, and my husband who goes to cardiac rehab 2-3 times a week comes home Monday night after rehab and says he lost two pounds while in Vegas. NOBODY loses weight in Vegas. Sorry, it just doesn’t happen. My husband, who is not a boastful guy, couldn’t help but be pleased with himself so I heard about the missing two pounds multiple, several, more times than I wanted to last night.

I was good on the diet yesterday, but didn’t really exercise. I did stretch my shoulder like I’m supposed to, which is a start. I also am getting back into my water-drinking habit and have substituted a can of V-8 juice for my regular handful of crackers for my mid-morning snack. So at least I’m getting more vegetables and fewer calories.

Today I packed my workout bag with my swimsuit. I have great intentions of going to the health club after work and walking in the water and am looking forward to the sauna and hot tub to help relieve some of these aches and pains. However, we’re supposed to have horrendous thunderstorms about 5:00, so the inclination is just to head home. If I do that I promise I’ll get on the treadmill — even if my knees do hurt.

This Friday is four weeks since my last Simponi shot, so I’m “eligible” to take it. However, I think I’m going to push it to the full 30 days — Monday the 12th, then next month take it on Wednesday the 11th. I used to take my Humira shots on Wednesdays and I want to migrate my Simponi shots to Wednesdays as well. Why? Because I don’t normally travel on Wednesdays and since both Humira and Simponi need to be refrigerated, it makes my life easier. And if for some reason I am traveling on Wednesday, it’s doubtful that I’ll be traveling both the day before and the day after, so I can slide the shot one day or the other and not have to deal with it.

The issue is, I’d really like to take the shot TODAY. If this injection delivers the relief of symptoms that the first two injections did, then I am more than ready.

So the diet and exercise goals are good, let’s see if I can keep up with them. Thanks for your encouragement and for checking in.