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Streak Shut Down...? Not So Fast There...!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thx everyone for the well wishes...am bouncing back, simply REFUSE to allow my cardio streak to be broken just yet! Got on my 'mill last night and again this morning. Not pushing my luck with a lengthy session, just my minimum of 35 mins.

Not sure if / when anything will need to be done re: gall bladder...depends on how much it kicks up a fuss I suppose. One advantage to holding off on my hernia surgery is that I would think I could now get a TWO-fer deal: going under the knife for BOTH gall bladder removal and hernia repair. And as much as I cringe at the thought, perhaps toss in the removal of some of this excess flabby skin...? Not sure if I can *do* that yet...we'll see.

Keep on SPARKING out there everyone!

Don

  
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JIBBIE49 2/22/2009 12:59AM

    Get them to take out your appendix while they are in there. emoticon

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LADYWEZ 2/19/2009 5:51PM

    Be careful don't over do.

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Streak May Be Shut Down... :-(

Monday, February 16, 2009

After wrapping up another "grand" session on my treadmill today I had some serious gall stone pain...may have to check it out and have my gall bladder removed. Will find out more from my doc tomorrow...not absolutely sure it's gall bladder just yet.

Update: After two bouts of what I believe were gallstones that knocked me down through the afternoon and night yesterday...today I am wiped out...we'll see if I can maintain my cardio streak by hopping on my 'mill tonight when I get home around 8:30. Saw my primary care doc and he agrees it's most likely gallstones, ran bloodwork, doing ultrasound tomorrow. If it is, there's not much to be done unless it starts kicking up a fuss more frequently. Wish me luck and more of that "perseverence" that gets me through those *grands!* :-)

Don

  
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JIBBIE49 2/22/2009 1:00AM

    PERSEVERE is my "word" for the year.

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THANIA1 2/17/2009 1:21AM

    Your perseverance is admirable but 1000cal !! Isn't it a lot !!

No wonder you get a bit discouraged to do so!!

I hope there wont be anything serious about your gall stone, do keep us informed of what the doctor said.

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Not So Grand Weekend...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yes, I'm keeping my cardio streak going...cardio every day since Jan. 6th, however I'm feeling slug-like this weekend...haven't rallied to pull a *GRAND* (1,000 calorie) workout on my 'mill like I have in the past.

I AM continuing to go hands-free during each session, sometimes for as long as 45 mins.

Just not into challenging myself this weekend...don't have it in me.

So it's kinda status quo, ho-hum.

Saw "The International" yesterday...but didn't care for it...usually UP for an ANTI-CORPORATION kinda flix, but this just didn't have the suspense nor the logic needed to hold the plot together. I found myself yawning and bored at times. NOT recommended!

Well, at least it's a long weekend and I have another day tomorrow to see if I can feel more inspired.

  
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JIBBIE49 2/22/2009 12:44AM

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Musical Pick Me Up

Friday, February 13, 2009

Had the HARDEST time crawling up to my 'mill tonight, until...

I put on my tunes!

They just picked me right up!

Some of the tunes which vanquished my weariness tonight (most of these songs are only 99 cents a download!):

Sergio Mendes' album Brasiliero, song Magano...a REAL taste of Brasil...totally infectious...entire album HIGHLY recommended!
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00122L21G
/ref=sr_f2_album_4?ie=UTF8&child=B0012
2HKXA&qid=1234582106&sr=102-4


U2's Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, from Achtung Baby...this song just feels like I'm running crazy and free down some remote exotic seashore, just high on life!:
www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_dmusic_0_
6?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&fie
ld-keywords=u2+achtung+baby&x=0&y=0&sp
refix=u2+ach


Earth, Wind and Fire's Sun Goddess from their totally get up and MOVE live album Gratitude...stupendous mix of jazz, funk and pop to get your feet going! Do yourself a favor and nail the WHOLE ALBUM! You won't be sorry!
www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_dmusic_0_
23?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&fi
eld-keywords=earth+wind+and+fire+grati
tude&x=0&y=0&sprefix=earth+wind+and+fire+gra


Spin Doctors' Two Princes from Pocket Full of Kryptonite (Little Miss Can't Be Wrong is pretty good too!):
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00138J856
/ref=sr_f2_album_1?ie=UTF8&child=B0013
7YIOI&qid=1234582687&sr=102-1


Santana's Soul Sacrifice...ANY version will do...preferably LIVE...hot, spicey, latin FIRE!
www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_dmusic_0_
12?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&fi
eld-keywords=santana+soul+sacrifice&x=
0&y=0&sprefix=santana+soul


Hey everyone, that's all for now...get some sound sleep, rest up for our Valentine's tomorrow! :-)

Don

  
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THANIA1 2/14/2009 4:24AM

    Viva la MUSICAAAAAAAAA!! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 2/14/2009 12:04AM

    Good music. I'm listening to BUDDY HOLLY sing "That will be the day." It was 50 years ago on the 10th, when he was killed. I remember the day very well, because my older brother cried.

emoticon Happy Valentines Day. emoticon Enjoy these as they are calorie free, and give this emoticon to the one you love. emoticon

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Grand Weekend!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Although it's been warmer this weekend, the weather has been very overcast, drab and dreary. So I've opted to stay on my 'mill and enjoy my tunes from the four corners of my room rather than on my headphones.

Pulled a grand (1,000 calorie workout) both yesterday and today...woo hoo!

Also went for the first 45 minutes of today's session totally hands-free!

Hope everyone had a rewarding weekend!

Don

  
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RISSATRAIN 2/11/2009 6:15PM

    What an awesome workout!

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TEENYA20 2/10/2009 3:54PM

    well, you certainly kicked the drab and dreary out of the weekend! Congrats on a successful weekend!!
:) Teenya

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TBAXTERLMT 2/10/2009 4:22AM

    You go boy! That is awesome! ~Tracie a new team member

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JIBBIE49 2/9/2009 1:49AM

    Great week-end here.

Listening to OLDIES on YouTube "Hey, Hey, Paula." I love that song.

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