Friday, December 10, 2010
December 28th, 2009 I made the decision to take my life back!! I've walked and or ran over 2000 miles this year, I've cross trained more hours than I can count. I've learned how to eat better and MAGICAL things have happened.
I hope you enjoy this video as I celebrate my journey and remind myself where I came from.
I will NEVER go back to being that guy!!!
This is proof of What Faith Can Do.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
This is random fun from the weekend I just thought I'd share
Saturday my family attended China Culture day in our area to celebrate my daughters heritage, it's important to keep that alive inside them. I got to see several friends who I've not seen for several years, I LOVE doing this now! I called out to Cy and he looked at me funny, started walking towards me as I reach out to shake his hand. I say "Do you remember me, I'm Jerome" His jaw dropped and stuttered out, wow, you've shed some weight. I LOVE THAT FEELING...WOW...makes me feel GREAT when that happens.
Sunday, my family was at the North Texas Level 5 gymnastics state meet (Daughter placed 3rd on beam), and I got to visit with an old coach, same reaction as Cy had on Saturday. Nick and I had a great talk about my journey, how I did it, why I did it, how I'm maintaining, etc. He texted his wife a pic of me, her response was "where did he go?" LOL.....moments like that are awesome to say the least.
This afternoon I'm cleaning up some old pictures and run across a picture of me at Texas Motor Speedway probably three years ago sitting on the edge of a NASCAR. I looked at this picture and look at my wife and sad "I had no clue honey, I had no clue" I had no clue that I LOOKED so horrible, I had no clue that I was so unhealthy. My next comment was, "how sad!!!"
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Dale Hansen is a local sports dude........I love this UNPLUGGED segment, pretty much sums up the Cowboys issues
Thursday, November 04, 2010
......I started walking already.
Yes, I'm exactly 2 weeks out of surgery today (11.4.2010), but I've taken two walks of 15 minutes a day for the last two days, thanks to a friend.
Todd saw that I was in the dumps, unhappy sitting on the sidelines, and ready to start walking again. He asked me, why are you waiting longer, you can walk 15 minutes can't you. I told him I could and he encouraged me to get out there and Make It Happen. SO you now what I did, I've walked 15 minutes for two days in a row now!! Yep, it's only 15 minutes, but I feel SO much better getting out and walking that little bit, take me almost 20 minutes to do it, but I do it!
Thanks Todd for encouraging me to do the one thing that would make me feel better.....
I also have a companion on my walks, I'm hoping to make him my running mate, we'll see how that works though!
This is Smokey - he's a little camera shy.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Hey Spark Friends..........I've heard from several today asking about my recovery from surgery so I thought I'd do a quick update.
Almost 2 weeks out now(surgery was Oct 21), I'm recovering much slower than I wanted, but I AM doing exactly as I'm told. I'm NOT lifting, not walking fast, not running, not do anything much except the necessary functions of life.
I worked from home M - TH last week and returned to the office on Friday. I had permission to stay home from my boss, but I was entirely too restless to stay home one more day!! Being at the office wore me out I will admit. Walking from car to building was a chore, walking to the break room or restroom was a chore, things I do daily just took longer!. I survived though!!
I am getting stronger everyday, am able to move a little quicker each day and not quite as exhausted at the end of the day. My wife and daughters have been GREAT to take care of me and doing the things I'm not supposed to do!!! To those who have said prayers on my behalf, I think you from the bottom of my heart! I would ask that you continue to pray for healing and patience! Y'all know me, I don't sit around very well, this is TOUGH.
I do have it on my calendar that I can start working out again on December 3rd!!
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