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It's time

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Vacation time is over; I'm recommitting to myself and my workouts right now. I've allowed being unemployed and not having enough money to affect everything lately. I need to start with the simple stuff. Getting to the gym and moving every day. I can do that; I can cook good food and follow my to-do list everyday.

It's time to move beyond self-pity and start doing again. I know I only succeed when I put in the effort so the time to move is now.


The heat is killing me this year

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's been really hot in Utah this summer and it is killing me. I'm not working so I'm not spending 10 hours a day in a/c. I only have a small a/c in the bedroom and I refuse to spend all day in there. I have stuff to do. I have been spending part of some days at the library to work on my resume and cover letters; and to work on MySQL stuff. It seems to be working some what; but I every time I walk outside I break into a sweat that is unreal.

It's so not like me. I don't have much energy; I know it's possible it's related to the MS but I can't exactly walk into an interview pouring sweat; it's unseemly. It has been getting cooler @ night so I am able to sleep better.

I'm putting myself on a new schedule beginning tomorrow; not working has really taken me out of a set routine and I don't like it. I'm sleeping too late, not getting to the gym enough. So I'm heading off to bed early tonight and working with my trainer tomorrow morning.

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MSKAZA04 8/8/2008 11:50AM

    The heat always bothers me. The ms society can help you get cooling products and even air conditioners. I got cooling products from them, they help alot. Good luck dealing with the heat. emoticon

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HOLLY_ROSE 8/4/2008 9:09AM

    The last week, has been WARM emoticon my air conitioner has been out for a week! I'm grateful when a breeze comes up even if it's a warm one! I hope your energy picks up again! Autumn is coming soon! I'm looking forward to it also!! Do you take a good multi vitamin? I felt totally lethargic until I started taking a multi vit! I wish you the BEST in all your goals!!Holly

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TOURDOCTOR 7/31/2008 10:27AM

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Make sure you drink your water everyday! It is essential in this dry heat that we have here in UT. I know people here do not realize just how dry it is and the impact on your energy levels. If you have been in the midwest where it is 80% humidity with 100 degree temperatures then you would realize the difference.

So drink at least 8 glasses. I try to drink water constantly and add an extra glass of water for each 30 minutes I work out.

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But I agree . . . it is tough getting out of bed when you fall to sleep late. You have the right attitude so I know you can do it!

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Best day in a long time

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Today was a really good day. finally. Last week I was in such a dark place and it seems to have fully lifted. I worked out with my trainer this morning and felt so great after I left the gym.

When I got home I wrote for a while and got out a few more resumes. talked to some friends and then went to do the Bush-McCain challenge at the Library tonight. We were only going to be there for an hour and we were there for over three, we had a great response even though the peace rally was going on across the street.

I was disappointed I didn't get to the rally; I really wanted to hear Dan Ellsberg but I took some great photos of the moveon challenge. got to talk to a bunch of people. I am completely wiped out now and just about ready for bed, but wanted to say that the darkness has passed and I am feeling so much better.

I knew it would pass but it seemed to take a long time. But then again if we didn't have bad days how would we know how good the good days are?


Tough Tuesday

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Difficult day today. I was numb on my right side last night and today and it is effecting how I feel about everything. I am drinking my water and will get my cardio in today not matter what; I just don't feel like myself. I'm not clicking on all cylinders. Tomorrow will be better.

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RENEE_317 5/7/2008 12:52PM

    Everyone will have their good days and bad days. Just keep your head up and do what you can do. Today is going to be a better day!

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TOURDOCTOR 5/6/2008 11:16PM

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Just wanted to drop by and give you a little encouragement. Everyone has bad days and it is tough to get through the day! At least this day is over, you can be grateful and relax. Put on some soothing music, maybe soak in the tub to help you relax, and think positive thoughts. Visualize being in a beautiful valley filled with flowers . . . like in the Wizard of Oz . . . drift off to sleep and get a good night's rest.

Tomorrow will be better after a good night's rest.

Take care of yourself.

Linda, alias TourDoctor

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Today was a great day

Monday, April 21, 2008

today was a great day; even though it started out a little strangely. I woke up @ 4 am because my allergies were completely out of control; I took another zyrtec even though I was afraid it make me sleep through the alarm. It did by the way. I also had some of the strangest dreams; and incorporated the Dixie Chicks into my dreams because that's the album the iPod was tuned to for the alarm.

I managed to get to the gym with time to spare for my training session so I got in 30 minutes of cardio before we strength trained. I was bad, though, I didn't eat breakfast first-I know I know; I was lucky I could finish my session.

My trainer is getting married in Hawai'i this weekend so it was our last session for two weeks. He worked me hard and we worked out my training schedule for the next two weeks. At the end of the session he showed me the photos he took of me when first started working together two years ago. OMG! What a huge change! I really hadn't thought my body had changed all that much. I'm been fighting to get the weight off and the numbers really haven't changed all that much. Granted the steroids for 2 years didn't help; but still.

I barely recognized myself in those pictures. My body looks completely different. I knew intellectually I've lost a lot of inches all over my body & I've dropped jeans & dress sizes and I can see some actual muscle definition in places but until I saw those photos I had no idea just how much I've changed. My body language is completely different now, too. I just got such a rush from that today.

ALL the Hard work is paying off big time and I am even more motivated than ever.


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