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Day 252- Good paced walk today

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I walked by myself today, which means I went at my pace, not hubby's. I walked a total of 3 miles in 52 minutes. That's just over 17.5 minutes per mile. I'm sweating and I feel like I got my heart rate up, so today was a very successful workout.

I got some disappointing news from my job here in my hometown. I'm "on call" so I don't have any scheduled hours. I haven't worked a shift out here since January. Both of the older gentlemen who were working lots of hours have now retired. They are making the part time girl full time and I'm still "on call." I have a better chance of getting hours, but I was really hoping for a couple scheduled days a week. I'm picking up a lot of hours at my Omaha job, so I'm not out any money. It's just so disappointing that the job two blocks from my house really isn't amounting to anything yet. I should be able to make it to my Omaha job all winter now. We have an SUV (V8 Toyota Sequoia) and a mini SUV (Honda CRV). I also am thankful that my Omaha job has hours to give me. I'm "on call" there too, but they schedule me for some regular hours. I just don't have benefits like PTOs.

Oh well, just thought I'd vent a little bit about the situation. Have a great day everyone!

  
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LADYJAKE1 8/7/2012 10:10PM

    I walked today after a 10 hour shift on my feet all day...I so had to force myself out the door....

Good luck with your job.

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CINDYSDAY 8/7/2012 4:03PM

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/7/2012 2:21PM

    Sounds like a great workout! Sorry to hear about the job issue. I know how much you would like to be able to work closer to home. Hope you do manage to get some more hours! Have a great day!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/7/2012 2:14PM

    Great workout!

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WOUBBIE 8/7/2012 2:01PM

    Ugh. Hope things start to go your way with the job.

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Day 251

Monday, August 06, 2012

I got outside tonight with hubby and went for a 30 minute walk. He quit around 25 minutes, but I really wanted to get 30 in. I hope to get out earlier tomorrow to maybe even get more walking minutes done.

Today was a catch up day at home. I worked Mon, Tues, and Wed last week. Spent Thursday in the hospital. I stayed home from work Friday to rest, but went in Sat and Sunday. There was a lot to catch up at home today. I feel good about the progress and made the kids do the lifting. I got lots of laundry done, and had the kids do lots of cleaning upstairs. I also sifted through some of the piling up paperwork.

Good progress today.

  
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MJ7DM33 8/7/2012 11:22AM

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/7/2012 9:27AM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better! Don't we love that never ending housework? I think that I was actually caught up on laundry yesterday! All the baskets were actually empty! Have a great day!

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MUSOLF6 8/7/2012 8:46AM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/7/2012 5:52AM

    Yeah, as a mother the housework never stops piling up even when we are down and out. At least you have a lot of helpers at your house. Your walk outside sounds rejuvenating. Have a great week!

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KPETSCHE 8/7/2012 2:06AM

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I must have some clones of your paperwork at my house! It's piling up for me too! I get soooo sick of papers but it just won't go away.

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Days 249 & 250

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Saturday I took it slow again. I'm still recovering from my trip to the ER. I went for a half mile walk. Today I went for a mile walk with hubby. The weather is much cooler and it was so enjoyable. Yesterday's walk was about 10.5 minutes. Today's walk was 22 minutes.

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/6/2012 1:26PM

    I'm glad you were able to get outside and enjoy the nicer weather. It is truly AMAZING how you find ways to keep your streak alive through all of life's ups and downs. I hope you are feeling much better by the end of the week.

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HSMOM2FOUR 8/5/2012 5:56PM

    Look @ you & your awesome streak!! You are amazing!!!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/5/2012 2:02PM

    Hope that you feeling a lot better! Have a great week!

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Days 247 & 248; I've had to slow down again!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

I had a fantastic workout on day 246, my previous blog, 2 mile jog. I started feeling like I was finally going to start making progress again. I even had a decent night at work afterward, but got a stomach ache that felt like bad gas toward the end of my shift. I left work 15 minutes early, made it home. That began six hours of excruciating pain and vomiting and then back to the hospital. The signs and symptoms all pointed to a gall bladder attack. Both my mom and brother have had their gall bladders removed. The pain eventually subsided, after about 12 hours, leaving me with a bruised feeling inside where my gall bladder is located. All my tests came up negative. I even did a nuclear scan where they could see the gall bladder functioning perfectly. Although I'm relieved I didn't need surgery, I'm puzzled as to what happened. I still think it was a gall bladder attack and that perhaps the meds I received for pain and inflammation somehow helped it clear out enough that it got working fine again. That's my best theory at the present time.

I spent the night in the hospital with doctors orders to get up and walk. Thursday my 10 minutes of physical activity was walking slowly around the hallways of the hospital. Friday I was feeling much better as I was getting food in my system again and did 10 slow minutes on the elliptical, although I also had to walk the halls of the hospital before being discharged.

So now, I'm building my strength back up slowly. I figure I'll be walking for my workouts for the next week. I'm trying to slowly get back into eating healthy again. I'll be cooking my veggies a while for easier digestion. I've switched from coffee to tea to also help my stomach, just in case my stomach is the problem. I've also stopped taking Naproxen for joint pain, and stopped some of my supplements that may be stressing my liver, just in case that could be affecting my gall bladder. I think these are all positive changes to my routine, some of which I have been debating doing anyway.

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/4/2012 7:23PM

    That's really strange that your gallbladder seemed to be functioning perfectly after all that horrible pain. The scan didn't even show gallbladder sludge? Sometimes having gallbladder sludge can be just as painful as having gallstones. I'm sure the changes in diet will help A LOT! It's just a matter of knowing what changes to make. I hope you are back to feeling 100% again soon (without surgery!).

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/4/2012 12:54PM

    Wow! What a scary situation. Take care of yourself this weekend!

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Day 246- I've Officially Made it Across Iowa!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I wish I had more time yesterday to get a longer jog in, but I was glad I started jogging again. Today I continued that trend, and jogged almost two miles. The first 1/8 mile was walking and I got the two miles done in 27:40, that's 13:50 each mile. I then walked another half mile in nine minutes, pumping my arms to keep them moving. My daughter hates when I do that. She says I look silly. I think I just look like someone who's working out. Jogging will definitely be a part of my 60-90 day jump start program when school starts. I don't know why, but I love jogging.
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I just logged my miles for today, and I'm at 338 total miles for the year (walking, jogging, biking, elliptical). My elliptical miles are based on my time on the elliptical and how fast I feel I'm going (13-15 minute mile usually). I joined a goal on the Iowa Moms team to make it across Iowa, and that is 330 miles.

I'VE MADE IT ACROSS IOWA!!!

  
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KPETSCHE 8/1/2012 8:53PM

    Yeah, Chris! I love the way you look at your distance as a size of the state of Iowa. Keep up the great work.

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Congratulations! I'm glad you have been able to exercise outdoors this week. That is great! And being able to visualize the fact that you would have jogged all the way across Iowa is awesome.

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What a great accomplishment!

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/1/2012 2:30PM

    Woo hoo! Way to go!

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