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How Hard is it to Walk????

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

That's a great question that has many answers but today my answer is simply this.... It's tough.

It's tough meaning.... I'm a runner and going out for a walk is hard, I have to keep the brakes on so I don't bust out in a run like a grey hound just being let out of the start gate. I've been walking a little every day, and today, OMG, I was bad... I wogged. Yes, I jogged, just a little, I just couldn't contain myself, I started wogging some intervals between phone poles. Walk on, jog one. I can't wait til next week when the doc clears me for exercise.

It's hard to keep a runner down, that's for sure. I know I obviously must be feeling better, and I am soooo anxious to get back into running. But believe me I'm taking it really slow and easy. It felt great today, not too much, not too little. I am going to add a little here and there, but look out next week... Nothing is gonna stop me. Go greyhound.

  
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SKATVEN 4/20/2011 4:01PM

    I'm glad that you are feeling fantastic! This weather has certainly been motivational!

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ELAINEROSE5 4/20/2011 11:27AM

    It's great to hear how well you're doing! Weather should be improving too!!

Enjoy running!!


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DGIBSON02 4/20/2011 9:45AM

    Did you just call yourself a dog? lol just joking. Can you swing a little of that motivation myway?

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POLKADOTREVIVAL 4/19/2011 10:51PM

    Well, that sounds like a good thing, except that you really shouldn't be running that much just yet.

Glad you can't wait to get back to it.

You're doing awesome!

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ARTSY_CANDICE 4/19/2011 8:21PM

    Sounds like you are just about ready to get the ok and bust outta the gate! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 4/19/2011 6:25PM

    I know just how you feel about walking. The same as I do. Hopefully we'll both be running again very soon.

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JLITT62 4/19/2011 4:55PM

    I have faith in you - that you're doing just what you need to do.

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SAMI199 4/19/2011 4:07PM

    I am so glad you are feeling so great & ready to go! I think you are too cute...

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/19/2011 2:51PM

    I hope it's emoticon and emoticon next week for the greyhounds!

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PARKERB2 4/19/2011 2:22PM

    I am really trying to build up to where I can run a little. I'll do 2 minutes, walk 3, etc. Never past 2 minutes. I guess I'm just not a runner. Congrats to you on your running ability. Have a good day. Your looking great.

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Grilled Goodness

Monday, April 18, 2011

Had a low-key, taking it easy weekend. DH was soooo sweet, we spent an hour walking on the oceanfront enjoying the warm weather, tanning in my lawn chair in the back yard reading the latest issue of Runner's World, then we cooked dinner on the grill. My favorite - grilled chicken breasts, he even let me put my own BBQ sauce on them so I could count the calories, he's learning. I think that was best chicken I've ever eaten. Heated up leftover mashed potatoes and had a fresh garden salad. I love grillin weather.





  
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DGIBSON02 4/19/2011 8:53AM

    looks good

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ARTSY_CANDICE 4/19/2011 8:38AM

    Drrooooolllll! Sounds like a PERFECT weekend!

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2HAMSDIET 4/18/2011 4:56PM

    Grilling out is so wonderful that my husband wants an out door kitchen. The hour walk on the beach sounds delightful.

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SAMI199 4/18/2011 4:24PM

    I could almost smell it here... emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/18/2011 4:22PM

    Nom Nom Nom emoticon

Did you get some sun, too? emoticon (She's tan...)

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NATPLUMMER 4/18/2011 4:01PM

    Looks fabulous! What a nice weekend!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 4/18/2011 4:00PM

    Yummmm. I love grilling weather.

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TJBLEEKER 4/18/2011 2:46PM

    Sounds wonderful - beautiful day outside relaxing and grilling.

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MIAMILAW96 4/18/2011 2:36PM

    I grilled this weekend, also. I am so happy grilling weather is back! emoticon

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A Friendship Continues to Blossom

Friday, April 15, 2011

I've been telling everyone to just take a little time to.... stop and smell the goodness of Spring, ahhhhhh, the gorgeous flowers are in bloom. We often over look natures beauty.

It's been almost a year since my cross-country road trip with my BFF Teresa, I really miss her being so far away. Before she left, she entrusted me with one of her very prized possessions.... African Violets.


Over the past few years I've developed quite a green thumb and figured I was up to the challenge of caring for these beauties. Our violets have bloomed. I was so happy to notice the lovely purple flowers this morning, and it brought my heart to a standstill. Friendships are like flowers, you have to nourish them and give them TLC. Its so great to know that the effort you put into it, brings about something beautiful and nothing is quite as beautiful as having a best friend.

Remember to nourish all your friendships and they will continue to blossom. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  
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PARKERB2 4/15/2011 12:26PM

    I blogged about friendship today too. Great minds think alike don't they. I have a vine here in my office a friend gave me years ago and It"S LIVED. It' really big now and I'll always remember her. Have a good weekend. emoticon

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SAMI199 4/15/2011 11:33AM

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JLITT62 4/15/2011 11:21AM

    A very good reminder! Rest up this weekend & slowly get back into things.

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HOTDEENOW 4/15/2011 10:17AM

    Awe, you are so right, what a nice blog! Have a great day=)

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FIT-WHIT 4/15/2011 9:53AM

    Beautiful thoughts! Thanks for sharing. You are so right-- friendships take TLC and attention, or they'll wither away with neglect.

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HALFFAST 4/15/2011 9:48AM

    emoticon Have a great weekend!

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2HAMSDIET 4/15/2011 9:39AM

    How beauitful! emoticon

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Have a wonderful weekend!!
Those violets are very beautiful...one of my favorite flowers :-)

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I've Got a Dirgible Feeling

Thursday, April 14, 2011

OMG, I feel so bloated, I am soooooo bloated. Gall bladder surgery was last week and I still feel like.......

Will this bloating ever go away? Anyone experienced this? Help !!!! I need some words of comfort.

  
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VBPARROTHEAD 4/16/2011 12:09PM

  You probably do feel terribly bloated, that is normal! It will go away but probably not as quickly as you would like! 777Grace is right about pumping gas into your absomen plus there is probably some swelling from the actual removal of the gall bladder. s also right about staying away from some foods. I couldn't eat red meat for years.

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DARLAC62 4/15/2011 8:03AM

    Ugh, I remember that from having a c-section. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and quick relief from this discomfort.

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POTENCIA 4/14/2011 10:40PM

    I learned a new word...that makes me happy :) Thanks for leaving a nice comment on my photo. I do hope you feel better and are recovering well...despite the emoticon...

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POTENCIA 4/14/2011 10:40PM

    I learned a new word...that makes me happy :) Thanks for leaving a nice comment on my photo. I do hope you feel better and are recovering well...despite the emoticon...

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RIKKI572 4/14/2011 10:34PM

    I had my gall bladder out a couple of years ago, and I was bloated with the gas. It was about 2 or 3 weeks before it went down. It may be a bit uncomfortable, but it will go away.
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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2HAMSDIET 4/14/2011 8:05PM

    Hope you start feeling better soon. emoticon

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HALFFAST 4/14/2011 4:16PM

    TYKXBOY is absolutely correct. Thinking about you and hope you're feeling better soon!


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JLITT62 4/14/2011 4:09PM

    I'm sure this too shall pass, as they say. Give yourself time to heal!

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HOTDEENOW 4/14/2011 4:04PM

    I am sure once you completely heal from the surgery it will go away. Keep walking and drink plenty of water!

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777GRACE 4/14/2011 3:48PM

    It takes up to a year for all the anthesia (sp) to leave your body. It will come out of you hair, skin, bowel and bladder. But you are young, you will bounce back quicker. Drink lots of water to flush chemicals from your body. They did pump you abdomen with gas if you had a lap so that will take a while to escape. Right on about the gall no knowing where to go. Lay really low on fatty foods until your body is done in shock. I am a visiting nurse for Cleveland Clinic. No charge for this visit. Just kidding LOL Take care of your self !!! emoticon

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SAMI199 4/14/2011 3:27PM

    I believe TYKXBOY is right-it will go away-walking helps.Do not be shy about calling your DR. if you are concerned.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/14/2011 3:00PM

    Don't worry...it will be okay. emoticon You'll be back to your old self in no time!

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TYKXBOY 4/14/2011 2:38PM

    During surgery they pump your body cavity full of gas to "inflate" you so they can work easier. Not all of it escapes after surgery, so sometimes it can take a week or two for it all to go away. That's how it was for my wife. It does go away. Just keep moving and your body will reabsorb it and before you realize it, you will be feeling "deflated" again. :)

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NATPLUMMER 4/14/2011 2:24PM

    I'm sorry that you are feeling icky. I'm sure it will get better soon.
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TJBLEEKER 4/14/2011 2:13PM

    Sounds frustrating! It will get better.

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ELAINEROSE5 4/14/2011 2:00PM

    Your body still makes gall, just doesn't have anywhere to store it since your gall bladder is gone. It takes a bit for your body to readjust to how much/little you need to keep processing food. It will get better!!

I actually stayed out of work over a week just because I didn't feel comfortable going to work until my system was a little more stable, if you know what I mean..... (I have public bathroom issues...)

You got this!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 4/14/2011 1:53PM

    It will go away - I promise. Just keep on walking!

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Racking Up the Fitness Points (Sarcasm)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Went for a one mile walk last night after dinner, it has was a very sloooww walk, doc says I can walk all I want. It took me half hour to walk that far so you know I'm slooow. But..... I finally got some fitness points after almost a month of doing absolutely nothing. emoticon

It was very therapeutic, it was a warm outside, a bit breezy (my umbrella got blown inside out), and it was sprinkling - a slow walk in the rain with my umbrella. After my walk, I sat outside on our swing with my giant golf umbrella and listened to the pitter patter of rain, ahhhhh, so relaxing. Then off to bed, yesterday was my first full day since surgery so I was pretty whipped.

Up this morning, shower and getting ready didn't seem so tough, but I'm guessing about noon I will be feeling tired, so maybe a short ten-minute walk to the post office might help.

I know I am soooo anxious to get back into exercise, however you will be glad to know I'm not pushing it, following doctor's orders, abiding strictly by the law and doing exactly what my bossy sister says I can do. Having a bossy sister is the best. She looking out for me - thanks Neecee

  
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HOKIEJEN13 4/14/2011 2:04PM

    I'm glad your bossy sister there is to keep you from going fitness crazy before you're ready! And, I'm glad she'll be there to push you when you're 110% back in the game. You're a strong person and I am so encouraged by you daily! Keep it up!

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HOTDEENOW 4/13/2011 2:13PM

    Glad to hear you are doing what the doc says! You'll be feeling better faster by starting out with walking! Great Job!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/13/2011 10:49AM

    You are blessed to have a bossy sister! I am one of them, too, or at least that's what I'm told! Ha!

Enjoy the rain. Sounds peaceful and relaxing. Ahhh.

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NATPLUMMER 4/13/2011 10:44AM

    Don't worry, you'll be back up to speed in no time!
I know how hard it is to have to wait to do the exercise you so crave.
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ARTSY_CANDICE 4/13/2011 10:18AM

    Sitting quietly in the rain, ah ,am that sounds like heaven to me! I am so glad you are cleared to start moving again!!!

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GR8CGRM 4/13/2011 10:16AM

    I wouldn't have it any other way sis.. Proud of you for hanging in there.. You and I will be back at it together before you know it.. Walk tonight after work is on the menu!! emoticon

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DDOORN 4/13/2011 8:58AM

    Walk on! Woo hoo to getting back in the swing of things!

Don

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SAMI199 4/13/2011 8:36AM

    I am a card-carrying "Bossy Oldest Sister Club" member-lol.
I am very happy to hear you have one,as life would be very difficult indeed,without never-ending guidance.mmmm-ok.You will be racking up so many more minutes than ever,now that you're "fixed".

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JLITT62 4/13/2011 8:10AM

    Glad to hear you're taking it slow & steady. You know you'll be back at it hard before you know it!

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GROEDER 4/13/2011 7:28AM

    Take it easy and follow the instructions. Yo will be back on track in no time.

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