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Spinning Class

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spinning was great! I wasn't sure I could do it but I stayed thru the whole class and was soaking wet when it was over. I think I will go to this class every Friday morning before going to the cabin and go to the Master's class on Thursday evening. It's fun to try different things!

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Mmmm....what can I try next?

  
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RURAL3 2/15/2010 3:03PM

    Imagine all the possibilities. How much of this can you do now that you couldn't before? emoticon You are an amazing woman who will try it all and accomplish what she sets out to do. emoticon

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MTNGRL 2/15/2010 12:36PM

    Sounds like fun. Great to mix it up!

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HINOTO 2/14/2010 11:09PM

    How fun! I've always wanted to try a spinning class!

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Swim Class

Friday, February 12, 2010

I love to swim and am an ok swimmer. So I decided to improve my stroke and went to a beginning Masters Swim Class last night. I had a ball. They were just starting a new series so last night was the first Freestyle class. All I learned was freestyle swimming posture....and wow! did my stroke improve. It was great. I had a ball and can't wait to go again next week.

Also, my old swimsuit that I have been using to swim an hour of laps every Friday morning was falling off my shoulders (It was a size 24). So I went online and checked the measurements at Speedo and ordered a size 16 lap swimming suit. It fit and felt wonderful. My shoulders were free and I didn't have to think about my swimsuit at all!

A really big thing is that I felt comfortable walking around the deck. I know I am not slim, but I felt healthy and strong in my new body and only a tiny bit self-conscious!

This program is changing my life!

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GABY1948 2/13/2010 7:12AM

    You are doing such a good job, Nancy! Keep it up!

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MTNGRL 2/12/2010 5:51PM

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So glad you had a blast!

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RURAL3 2/12/2010 11:40AM

    You have become an inspiration to all of us Nancy. You confidence is building everyday. I just wish I could find some place to swim. But then again summer is around the corner. emoticon emoticon

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ASPENHUGGER 2/12/2010 11:01AM

    emoticonGood for you, for losing the weight and for being so adventurous!

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OURELEE1 2/12/2010 10:40AM

  I'm sure you looked GREAT in the new suit. Just have fun and I can see you enjoyed yourself.

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Upbeat and Optimistic

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This has been a great week. I stayed the same weight but all my clothes fit better and I have a figure which is becoming ever more "girly". I ordered a Speedo swimsuit on line and according to the measurements I ordered a 16 and when it came in it fit! I really can't believe it! I will be wearing it tonight when I try my first beginning master's swimming class. I hope I can keep up.

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I have so much energy and enthusiasm and its been this way all week, all month, all year! I checked my BP a minute ago and it was 121 / 72.

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RURAL3 2/12/2010 11:38AM

    You are doing so great Nancy. I am so proud of you. I hope to be back online sometime this weekend.

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GMEAN2055 2/11/2010 7:09PM

    It is so nice to feel and look good at the same time. Way to go. Keep up the good work. IT sure pays off.

gail

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MERISTY25 2/11/2010 7:01PM

    Way to go!!! emoticon

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WooHoo!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The doctor stopped my bp med. I need to check my bp at home daily and call back if it goes above 140 over 90, but I am bp med free!

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He wants me to stay on the antidepressant for another month because he only wants to make one change at a time. I agree. I am taking only a half dose now so I think I will be able to stop it in a month.

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It is even better to see the inside of my body change than the outside. My Blood Sugar and cholesterol have been normal for a couple of months and now my BP is coming into line. I feel great! Thanks to Spark People and all of you who keep me motivated and supported!

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GABY1948 2/10/2010 7:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so proud of you!

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HINOTO 2/10/2010 6:38PM

    Congratulations! that is great news about your BP medicine!


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Good news!

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GRANDMAAMIE 2/10/2010 9:52AM

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OURELEE1 2/10/2010 9:46AM

  Best news a person could get.

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BLUEGOOSE2 2/10/2010 8:57AM

  I am so happy for you. emoticon emoticon

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GRANNY1972 2/10/2010 8:49AM

    Congrats on a great doctor visit!! You're doing awesome!!

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PEGGYMAS1 2/10/2010 8:26AM

    good going I knew you could do it emoticon

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OHYESITSME1 2/10/2010 7:36AM

    emoticon is right! Congratulations! That is amazing and fantastic!

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Getting off Meds

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

My blood pressure has been below normal for the last 2 weeks and I have been getting dizzy when I stand up quickly. I have cut out the diuretic from my bp med (per MDs advice) and am now wondering if I need to stop the bp med entirely. I have also cut my antidepressant in half for the last 2 weeks and am still feeling great. So...today I see the MD to see if I can get off these meds.



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RURAL3 2/10/2010 11:44AM

    Fantastic emoticon

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RURAL3 2/9/2010 2:44PM

    WooHoo wouldn't that be great!

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GABY1948 2/9/2010 11:48AM

    That is wonderful and a wonderful side effect of health! That is really what keeps me straight...staying off the meds that I have gotten off. Let us know, Nancy!

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LKWQUILTER 2/9/2010 11:18AM

    That is great news!! Got my fingers crossed for you.

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MTNGRL 2/9/2010 10:54AM

    Wow, you are doing such a great job. I hope the doctor agrees!

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LINDA25427 2/9/2010 9:38AM

    That great news hope you can get off meds .

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HINOTO 2/9/2010 9:22AM

    That's good news that you might be able to cut out your meds! let us know!


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SANDYHD 2/9/2010 9:16AM

    Fabulous! Good job on your success and kudos on working with your doctor to safely reduce/eliminate medications.....

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ANNIENTX 2/9/2010 9:15AM

    Good Morning!
WOW! What good news! You get to the doctor asap. You don't need to be taking something you don't need but don't be surprised if he just gives you less. You don't want your blood pressure to be jumping up and down. I tried cutting my 'crazy' pill in half but I found myself being a bit 'nasty' and crying.
I picked it back up. My goal is to lose all my prescription meds: 'crazy' pill; high blood pressure; chloresterol... Wouldn't it be nice!!! ???
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PEGGYMAS1 2/9/2010 7:48AM

    good news keep up the good work emoticon

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DARIENB 2/9/2010 7:45AM

    That is awesome! I am hoping to get off my meds as well. Good job!

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