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Celebrating Two Months Cardio Streaking...!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Woo Hoo!! Today marks TWO MONTHS of cardio streaking for me! Been doing mostly my treadmill every day. For a few days I substituted cross country skiing. Lately I've been trying to get in two cardio sessions a day, morning and night...feeling like I need to stockpile my workouts in anticipation of my surgery...and no I have no date yet set for my surgery, hoping for within two weeks, but we'll see.

Haven't missed any of my 3 x week strength training either...and have been building up the number of reps and sets.

What kind of streaks are others building out there...?

Don

  


Morning Inspiration

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Inspired workouts don't happen everyday, but when they DO I feel a special boost that stays with me throughout the day.

During my 'millwork this morning the sun rose spectacularly over the treetops and by the time I was done it was fully over the trees and I felt like I had my own special slice of sunshine just beaming my way and filling me with good will and peacefulness. I took a moment to spread my arms wide, close my eyes, lean back and bask, allowing the sun to fuel me and fill me with energy.

A special fellow Sparkie is undergoing surgery today and I'm sending this her way to insure a successful and healing day!

Celebrate the day everyone!

Don

  
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L*I*T*A* 3/5/2009 4:39PM

    wonderful,inspiration..............
...thoughts and prayers for fellow sparkie...........blessings and hugs...................lita

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Stress Test w/ Flying Colors

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Jogged my heart out today and everything went very well with the stress echocardiogram...it was great to get a clean bill of health on ye olde ticker! :-)

Nice to get another jog in on the treadmill too...lol!

Okay now...waiting for surgery date!

Don

  
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Still No Date

Monday, March 02, 2009

Had a reassuring visit with my surgical doc today. He seemed fairly confident of a lap approach and said even if he converted to "open" the incision would be fairly small.

No date was set yet, however he seemed in agreement with me to move ahead asap...let's just get 'er dun!

First, however, he wanted me to do a stress echocardio to rule out any cardiac difficulties. They were able to schedule me in for this tomorrow afternoon, so we'll see what happens next and how quickly.

Don

  
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Anticipation...

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Did *almost* a grand today...am trying to ramp up my workouts in anticipation of my surgery.

*Soon* I am hoping to really ramp DOWN my food...but have to admit to enjoying some of the higher fat foods a bit more than I should right now...you know, cheese, peanut butter, etc...as I'm guessing without my gall bladder I won't be able to tolerate those much afterwards.

Don't know if I have it in me, but would truly like to attempt vegetarian foods at least while I'm recuperating not only as a means of limiting my calories, but for other reasons which have been philosophically nagging at me for a while also...re: better for the ecology, global warming, etc. And hey! One can grow dinner in the back yard! How local (and COOL) is THAT?!? :-)

Off to see the doc tomorrow...stay tuned...

Don

  
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GMACAMI 3/2/2009 7:18PM

    After your GB is removed, you will have to stay away from fatty foods for a short period of time but it is not a life sentence. The liver continues to make bile and the bile continues to flow down the common bile duct to the intestines to help in the digestion of fatty foods, etc. It just takes your body a bit to readjust to not having a pouch of stored bile and the common bile duct does dilate up a bit and tends to pouch a bit to store a bit for reserve so there is a slight chance that people that have had their GB removed can still form stones even though they no longer have a GB... just an FYI.

Cami

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JIBBIE49 3/1/2009 8:57PM

    I couldn't be a vegetarian as it just isn't for me. I grew up on a farm and we had lots of meat and potatoes. emoticon emoticon
Don, hope the doctor's appt is good tomorrow.

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