Monday, October 29, 2012
Sandy has made her presence felt last evening and into this morning. Over 3" of rain so far, with the forecast of up to 8" possible. Amazingly enough, that amount of rain would still not get us back to "normal" for the year -- we are close to 12" under for the year!
Off and on gusts of wind, but nothing like what we will get later today and tonight as Sandy approaches. Keeping my fingers crossed that the power stays on, but we're as prepared as we can be if it does go out.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
What a great sight to see:
After toying for the past few weeks with breaking the 30 minute / 3 mile barrier, I finally did it today! As I posted on Facebook, nothing like what Felix Baumgartner did in his space jump last week in breaking the sound barrier, but for me, it's a BIG DEAL!
Next goal: 5K under 30 minutes!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A few things that have happened in the past few days will keep me motivated to continue pushing to better health:
- Weight: 181.6 at home, scale at the Dr office was 182, pretty much splitting hairs. Goal is 179. I do like the scale ay my YMCA -- it came up at 176!!
- Meds: Prior to WLS, was taking 3 meds, 1 for cholesterol, 2 for diabetes (Glipizide 1x/day, Metformin 1000 mg 2x/day). After my Dr visit yesterday, now splitting the 1000 mg Metformin in half and taking it just at dinnertime. Ha1C is at 5.9, "normal" (what a WONDERFUL word!) is 5.7. I'm almost there! With a little more hard work, I'll be completely off Metformin in January 2013!
- Running: I always like to tell everyone that prior to WLS, I HATED running! Hardly ever did it, and when I HAD to run I despised it! Well, not no more! I enjoy it! I look forward to it! I run 5K's! Etc, etc....
So one of my current goals is to run 3 miles under 30 minutes. This morning, I thought I was there on the treadmill! But to my SLIGHT dismay, I hit an even 30:00!! Just one second off! Oh well, more motivation to achieve the goal!
So I'm feeling good that I'll achieve these goals over the next few months. Of course I'll need to set some new goals, but it just feels good to be knocking on the door, so to speak!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I'm sure I'm speaking for LOTS of SP'ers, but I sure do love a good weigh-in!!
Today's weigh-in: 181.6!! Nearly a 3 pound loss since my last weigh-in, and more importantly, that puts me 2.6 pounds away from my goal weight of 179! The "magic" of that weight, for me, is that it would put me in the BMI "normal" range, which I have not been at in at least 34 years! Of course, I never heard of BMI 34 years ago, and while I'm guessing it was around, it certainly was not discussed in the doctor's office.
Here's hoping those of you who read this blog have a good weigh-in now or in the near future!
Monday, October 08, 2012
Not sure exactly what it was, but definitely felt out of sorts yesterday (Sunday). Was clearly sore from mowing on Saturday (did all of the back yard, which is close to an acre), was not thrilled with the colder air that moved in, and in spite of the hard work on Saturday, did not sleep too well that night. One of the things that made me toss and turn a little was finding out for sure that we need to replace our water softening system, which I am guessing is 21 years old (same age as the house). They are CLEARLY not cheap, but a necessary evil with our well water. We'll probably have a few more major expenditures in the near future -- heating system and roof, both of which are as old as the house.
Anyway, I slept MUCH better last night, and am feeling much better today! Busy work day ahead, but am feeling up to the challenge!
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