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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Another month has bit the dust. September is looking like it is going to be busy. Sunday my dd moved out. Now I need to clean and organize her bedroom. We are hoping to hear about a move in the near future so I need to get the whole apartment organized. I thought I wouldn't be babysitting this week but it looks like I will be babysitting after school. I can get a lot done before them.

My goals for September are:
lose 5.25 lbs
Meet my step goal of 360000 steps
Strength train 6x a week
Stretch daily
Declutter apartment
Log food and exercise daily

Well, I'm off to start my day. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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AJDOVER1 9/4/2014 5:50PM

    Best wishes on meeting your goals. Don't forget to have some fun, too!

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DIANNEMT 9/2/2014 3:29PM

    Busy month is right! I am aiming for 10K steps a day--you have to beat me! And I don't stretch--even when I try to make it a priority... I brought more stuff home from DD3 and need to make her room clean enough to maybe house company--God will HAVE to help me!

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MISSLORI5 9/2/2014 11:11AM

    Sounds like a busy month ahead for you!! Great workout plans, too!! ST is so important, and I have let mine down for a long time-am ramping it up this month, though!! Enjoy the afternoons with the grands and keep up the great work, you're on your way!!! emoticon

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Progress or lack of

Monday, July 21, 2014

Has there been progress? Not in the weight loss side. But on the health side there has been a tremendous amount of progress. I went from playing in the snow.
To bedridden on March 5 with tubes coming out of me from places I don't even want to think about.
To walking the hospital floor with a few less tubes and a walker.
To hiking 9 miles in the mountains on a hard trail.
I think that is a lot of progress in 4 months. There are still things I can't do. I can't do things that put pressure on my breast plate - the area they cracked me open. This includes push ups, triceps dips, planks and a lot of yoga poses. It takes time to heal from heart surgery. It is hard not to be impatient, I want to be healed now. My patience is wearing thin at times. But on those days when I am feeling low because of lack of progress I look back at how far I have come since March 5. Heck, I'm still alive, that is a big thing. I know the weight will come off, it is just hard when it comes off in ounces instead of pounds. I know I will meet my goals I just have to be patient.

Today was a good day until my treadmill broke, I guess I will have to start going to the gym again to use their treadmill emoticon It is hot and stinky in there. emoticon I've started back to Turbo Jam, still walking outside when the weather agrees with me. I don't handle the hot and humid like I use to.

I'm going to walking in place while watching baseball.

Have a great evening!

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LIVIN4LISH 7/28/2014 5:02PM

    PROGRESS - DEFINITE PROGRESS! You have been through so much, and you're doing so well. Give yourself time, and a lot of credit for where you're at! Thanks for being an inspiration emoticon

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AJDOVER1 7/23/2014 12:14PM

    You're my hero!
Congratulations on your progress. You're doing great!

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MYJOYNOW45EST 7/22/2014 7:12AM

    I'm so happy for you! The weight will come off as you progress. Be as gentle with yourself as you would a child you dearly love... you deserve to be handled with care. emoticon I'm recovering from rotator cuff surgery and was just told by my doc yesterday to stop doing things, like swimming (my favorite!). I might tear his good work and require more invasive stitches. emoticon
When I saw your blog, I realized how much we demand of ourselves. We put pressure on ourselves to attain huge strides we wouldn't ask of others. You look great and are out there! That's what counts... Blessings, Joy emoticon emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 7/22/2014 6:18AM

    You've made amazing progress! You look great. Hiking and walking are great exercise. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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BLAZINGSWORD 7/22/2014 2:18AM

    If you have a mall near by, try walking there. Generally malls will open early in the morning just so that people can walk, especially seniors, when it gets too hot.

Even during the day some times with shoppers around, I try to do at least two loops. The mall where I live is fairly large and at least it is out of the sun and a bit cooler too.

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Thank you and other stuff

Friday, April 25, 2014

First, the thank you is long overdue. I want to Thank everyone for the support, prayers and goodies during my surgery and recovering. It was a lot of help mentally. To know that people where thinking of me when I couldn't do anything but lay there in bed helped keep me sane. I am not a very restful person, I like to get up and go. Being forced to stay in bed was hard. Being hooked up to all those tubes and wires was harder. I am recovering nicely now, I can get up and go as I please, exercise and such within reason. No lifting. That means the family carries the groceries and bottle water in. Can't lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk. That also means no carrying the laundry basket and vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs. That is what family is for.

I've started cardiac rehab and it is going well. I am progressing well. It is an interesting mix of people there. There are those who understand the importance of exercise in recovery and prevention of future heart problems. Then there are those who are only there because the doctor told them they can't go back to work until they complete rehab. They don't want to be there and put no effort into it. Those are the ones that drive the nurses insane. If I hear it is a treadmill and not a lawn mower many more times I may snap. But honestly, I enjoy my time there.

Have a great day!

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SCOTMAMA 4/26/2014 7:50PM

    I think anything that is out of our normal routine is hard to get used to. But it sounds are you are handling everything very well -- and it's great news that you are able to come and go as you please.

Be thankful you have family to carry the groceries and vacuum cleaner. Time passes so quickly, soon you'll be on your own again.

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AJDOVER1 4/26/2014 12:27AM

    Your attitude is a great inspiration! thanks for sharing this with us!

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MISSLORI5 4/25/2014 11:52PM

    I wish you a positive recovery time-I know not everybody wants to do the right thing, but I am so glad you are giving it your best, it will be worth it! Hang in there!!! emoticon

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KIMBERTA99 4/25/2014 11:16PM

    It is great that everything is going well for you!!

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KAYTIE22 4/25/2014 8:45PM

    Glad to hear you are doing well. Very good news. Hope your recovery period continue to go well. Best wishes.

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PENNYPEARLS 4/25/2014 2:14PM

    Good to hear from you. Hope your recovery continues to go well!

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GRACEOMALLEY 4/25/2014 1:51PM

    So pleased to see you posting and sounding perky! Keep up the work for your health and well being. Take good care and have a wonderful weekend!
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MYJOYNOW45EST 4/25/2014 12:07PM

    I'm so glad you are doing well; being "snappy" with the nurses means you're almost done! Happy to have you back. Blessings, Joy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

So around 12:46 she went under bypass and now it done, the doctor came out and said it went beautifully, didn't have to replace the valve. now just waiting for a bed to open up in the cardiac icu...So it might be another two hours till that happens... when we see her she will still have a breathing tube in, she will get that out today and over the week the other stuff that is hooked up to her as well... the doc said she should be out in a week, but we will see..

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SCOTMAMA 3/9/2014 8:45PM

    So nice to have someone go in and let friends know on the Internet. It was really nice of you.

It makes all of us happy to hear it went smoothly and that she is on her way to recovery. I remember when she first started talking about this when she lived in Italy, and now, at last it over and done!

I'll keep her in my prayers!

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JSPIN74 3/7/2014 2:30PM

    wishing good recovery!

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AJDOVER1 3/6/2014 5:36PM

    Thanks, Liz! I'm so glad to hear the doctor's opinion. You're a great daughter.

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LYNETTEMOM 3/6/2014 12:11PM

    good news, now on to recovery and rehab and she'll be better than ever!

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VITCHY-VICKI 3/6/2014 8:02AM

    emoticon for the update glad she is doing well keep us updated again - God's Blessings
she is in my prayers

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/6/2014 5:08AM

    thanks for the positive update and good news please give her a hug from the team thanks

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MERRYMARY42 3/5/2014 10:27PM

    Thanks for the update, and know she is on the road to recovery,

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KIMBERTA99 3/5/2014 9:07PM

    I happy she is doing well!! Thanks for the update.

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PENNYPEARLS 3/5/2014 7:48PM

    Wishing her a speedy recovery!

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MARCIAC10 3/5/2014 6:20PM

    Thanks for letting us know!

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YELLOW09RED 3/5/2014 5:29PM

    Prayers for her healing time.

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MYSTERYROSE74 3/5/2014 4:19PM

    Oh, I'm thrilled everything went well!!! Thanks for the updates. Fantastic news.

Terrie emoticon

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EMMACORY 3/5/2014 3:50PM

    Glad that all went well. Now for the recovery stage...to have patience with the healing process. Blessings! emoticon

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DR1939 3/5/2014 3:49PM

    Glad things are going well.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

So, I am sure my mom already told you, but my name is Liz and I'll be giving you updates and pictures (when I figure it out... on my kindle) I'm going to be up front and say my spelling isn't beautiful and grammar is on the fence, so don't sue me for horrible grammar or what not. Lol.
Last night she had gotten a call saying the doctor had to do an emergency so he had to push it back some... I guess the good news about that is we got to sleep more. We left the house around 7 and got her about 7:40-ish...ion I'll admit this was my first time in Baltimore, got close yesterday. Anyways,so far check in is done, had to do a little waiting then they came for us and now my dad and I have been separated from her so she can go into the OR. They admitted there was going to be lag times because Cardiac ICU is slightly full. They will also be going us updates about every three hours, so when I know more I'll post, there is a delayed time with me because I have to update two other places as well.

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LOVESLIFE48 3/11/2014 8:04AM

    Thanks for the info!!! emoticon

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SUNSET09 3/7/2014 9:15PM

  emoticon Take care and thanx for the updates. I'm praying for you and the family for strength and courage! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AJDOVER1 3/6/2014 2:06PM

    Thanks, Liz!
Your Mom is well-loved here. I appreciate the updates.

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VITCHY-VICKI 3/6/2014 8:04AM

    Hi Liz
thanks for updating us - tell Renee she is in my prayers

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/6/2014 5:10AM

    thanks for the updates very sweet of you .we all hope all goes well

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YELLOW09RED 3/5/2014 1:11PM

    Good afternoon Liz,
thank you for letting us know. Sending up prayers for her.

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MYJOYNOW45EST 3/5/2014 1:10PM

    Hi Liz,
This is so kind of you to keep us in the loop. Our prayers are with all of you. Thanks, JOY emoticon

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PENNYPEARLS 3/5/2014 12:51PM

    Thanks for the updates. Hoping everything goes well.

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