Friday, January 13, 2012
Two weeks ago I had a colonostophy. While in recovery room, my Dr. Told me he removed two polyps and then he told his nurse to make an appt. for me in two weeks to discuss my results. As much as I tried not to worry, I lost a lot of sleep these last 2 weeks. Yesterday I called his office to see if he could call me with the results as we were expecting an ice storm on top of yesterday's snow storm. She told me the dr. Needed me to see him in person...that didn't do much for my sleep last night.
Today I drove in the ice storm by myself as my wife was very sick all night (food poisoning? ). The 30 minute drive took 75 minutes. I checked in, saw the dr. And was on my way in less than 10 minutes! He told me one polyp was benign and one was pre-cancerous and that it was fortunate for me I had the proceedure now.
Needless to say, I floated out of the office and cheerily made my way home, blessing (instead of cursing) several of my fellow snow driving challenged travelers.
In my old lifestyle I would have ate my way through the last two weeks, thanks to my new SP lifestyle, I ate my plan, logged 750 minutes of exercise and lost two pounds despite low energy due to lost sleep.
God is good! ......snow is magical, the smell of pine trees..intoxicating!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
I have not lost Any weight in last 30 days despite a monthly deficit that should have resulted in at least 3 lbs lost. Even if I allow for some underestimated of consumption.
Then I read a spark article about why this might happen. I've decided to act on the things that I can control.
Start strength training tomorrow, weigh and measure my food and eating at the low end of my recommended range.
Tune in at the end of the month for results.....
I am very grateful for my current level of fitness and health...I just want to continue improving.
I appreciate all my spark buddies who continue to offer support thru thick and thin...you guys are my lifeline!!
Friday, December 30, 2011
12/29/11 was my one year anniversary. I didn't spend it the way I had planned so many times while accumulating 800+ miles walking/jogging and 16,000+ minutes exercising. Instead, I entered the second day of a 40 hour fast, (the last 13 hours without even water) in preparation for a colonostophy......yikes!!!
They did give me a glass of water and a blueberry muffin after I woke up from the anesthesia ....woop-dee-doo!
The funny thing is, I would not have even had the procedure if I hadn't lost 75 lbs in my first year of changing to a healthy, fit lifestyle I learned from you and SP. I made the decision to have the test done back in late October but the only date available in 2011 was 12/29/11 at 1:00pm...my one year anniversary.
Today I was able to complete my full 90 minute workout, enter my goals for 2012, and complete a whole bunch of errands.....another good day, thank you God!
Tomorrow night I will take my lovely wife of 40 years out to a great nightclub for dinner and dancing with two couples we have known for last 30 years. It will the first time in over 10 years we have done NYE up big like we used to. My wife was always up for it but having been well over 300lbs all those years...I wasn't.
"Thank you" aren't big enough words to express how grateful I am for the support of my spark buddies.
May we both be healthy and fit at this time next year, Happy New Year!
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