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Day 109-Feeling a little better

Friday, March 16, 2012

I had to hurry to get my workout in. I walked/jogged 1.5 miles. My jogging mile was 13.5 minutes, walking half mile was 8.5 minutes.

I think I made a good decision with my meds. I'm starting to feel a little better. I may have to do some shorter workouts to keep my streak going, but it only takes 10 minutes per day to keep it up. I can manage that even on my worst days. I got a decent night's sleep last night, and that makes a lot of difference too.

Well, I'm off now to try to be on time to work. Have a great weekend everyone!

  
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BLUE42DOWN 3/16/2012 1:56PM

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A good night's sleep is the best thing for helping the body recover!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/16/2012 1:18PM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Take care of yourself and have a great weekend!

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Day 108-Not feeling well, but kept my streak going

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I decided to swim today, since I can kind of take it easy if I have to in the pool. I swam for 20 minutes, including only 300 backstrokes. I mostly did kicks holding onto the kick bar.

I've had to review my thyroid/adrenal meds again. Over the last few months I tried to get off of Cytomel and change to dessicated thyroid. I also tried a couple of times to wean off of hydrocortisone. These changes did not agree with my body, so now I'm in the process of going back on Cytomel and remaining on hydrocortisone. I have to convince my doctor that those are the two meds that agree best with my body. We'll see what happens.

  
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FREELADY 3/15/2012 11:05PM

    You are showing such focus and determination. Your goals are worth it!

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KAYTIE22 3/15/2012 9:02PM

    What a trooper trying to keep your great streak going! Not easy trying to get your meds straighted out. Good luck to you. In the meantime, really admire you for continuing your streak. Great job!

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MJ7DM33 3/15/2012 8:16PM

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KPETSCHE 3/15/2012 3:27PM

    Way to keep with the streak, Chris. It's tough when you aren't feeling quite up to par but at least you did it. Take it easy and see you tomorrow night at work. I was quite busy on my shift Monday and Tuesday even though Amy said both nights were fairly decent for the evening.

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/15/2012 3:02PM

    Take care of yourself. Hopefully you can get your meds figured out. Have a great day!

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Day 107-Five miles

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I totalled five miles today, walking and jogging. I did 1/4 mile walk, 1 1/4 jog, 1/4 walk, 1 1/4 jog, 1/4 walk, 1 1/2 jog, 1/4 walk. My total jogging time was 57.5 minutes, walking time 18.5 minutes. That last 1/4 mile was pretty slow. That's a little over 14 minutes per mile jogged.

Honors band on Monday night went really well, except that we had to drive to Griswold for it. It was over an hour to get there, in the middle of no where. Patrick plays percussion, so he moved from instrument to instrument. The second song was the best. Pat was on the large chimes and xylophone. When he was waiting for his parts to play he was still jamming out, banging his sticks together and dancing. It was a blast to watch, and we weren't the only ones that noticed. Other parents from our town also commented on how Patrick was really enjoying that second song.

Great job Pat!

  
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PAMTHER 3/14/2012 8:15PM

    Very inspirational on the distance emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/14/2012 3:36PM

    Griswold in the middle of nowhere? I'm about 45 minutes from there. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Have a great day and way to go on the 5 miles!!

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Day 105-Beautiful weather!

Monday, March 12, 2012

I am looking forward to getting outside all week for exercise! This week is supposed to be highs in the 70's and sunny all week. Today I totalled 4.5 miles:

1/4 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1/2 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1/2 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1/4 mile walk.

My mile jog times were: 13:17, 13:12, 12:45. I can't believe I got faster with each mile. It felt really good today. I've made some adjustments to my adrenal fatigue meds, so I'm hoping I won't be so sore tomorrow. I was trying to wean off the oral hydrocortisone, but I don't think my body was agreeing with that, so I went back up to my previous dose.

Today Hubby and I get to go to Honors Band for our eighth grader, Patrick. He's a percussionist and he really enjoys Honors Band. These things are never close to home, and we have to drive over an hour to get there, but the concert will be really good. It's fun to see Patrick get a chance to use the different percussion instruments.

Get outside everyone and enjoy this beautiful day!
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BRANDTSGIRL 3/12/2012 7:36PM

    Love this weather I'm all ready for Spring birng it ON!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/12/2012 3:43PM

    Enjoy the concert tonight! I loved those days when I was teaching. It was so neat to see them practice and work hard all day and then put on a great concert in the evening. That may be the one thing that I miss from teaching! Have fun!

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Day 104-Zumba with my daughter

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Well, it took a while, but we finally figured out how to do multi-player on my Zumba game for the Xbox Kinect. Mary (12) really had fun doing a couple of single routines with me. She has no experience dancing, so it was fun watching her try to keep up with mom. Great bonding time! My total Zumba time today was 40 minutes. That's really good considering I haven't felt good all day. I had a horrible night's sleep. I'm still trying to figure out what's causing my poor sleep. It may just be TOM doing it to me. I'll have to keep better records again.

  
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SUNNYONE41 3/12/2012 5:11PM

    have the DVD, can't figure it out. Any suggestions?

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KPETSCHE 3/11/2012 9:44PM

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/11/2012 7:36PM

    Sounds like a fun time!

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CRYSALLIS1 3/11/2012 6:54PM

    I do it with my 15 month old grandaughter when I babysit her 2 nights a week. She loves it!! emoticon

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FREELADY 3/11/2012 5:59PM

    Zumba is such fun! It has few equals for getting me to move intensively for that long, and enjoy it!

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