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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Some of you may recall that I had my gall bladder pulled earlier this year around April...?

Well at the time my surgeon said I had a hernia that should get taken care of later this year. It was too risky for him to do both with one surgery, unfortunately.

Back then we all could see the hernia popping in and out of my belly...like Alien trying trying to hatch itself and do the two-step...lol! Didn't hurt or bother me. Just avoided ab-specific exercise.

So that brings us to TODAY! I'm all psyched up and ready to take care of business. I head out to the doc and...

The Hernia Is GONE!

We're totally baffled! The doc congratulated me on taking good care of myself and figures, since the hernia is a hole and holes don't heal, somehow muscles have grown to a point where they must be covering up the hernia and preventing it from popping. I was amazed! I mean, my abs are SUCH a long, LONG way from being a six-pack...and haven't deliberately worked them!

So I guess I can dust off that "Abs-by-Jake" thingy I got for $20 at a garage sale and see what I can do with it...! :-)


PS...A very pleasant surprise today also...SparkPeople has gathered up clips from the San Diego convention earlier today and put together a wonderful 10 min. video to give everyone a sense of what an SP convention is like. You will hear from Chris Downie (SparkGuy), Coach Nicole and Becky Hand, SparkPeople's Dietician as well as speakers from the panel of SparkPeople members and other members.

Yours truly was honored to have a few moments of fame in this ten minute video also...around the 9 min. mark. How cool is THAT?!?

It was so great to re-visit that day again...! I wanted to pass this along to others so you could get a "feel" for what it's like to attend a SparkPeople Convention:


I ALSO wanted to pass this along to remind folks that it isn't too late to consider attending the upcoming SparkPeople convention in Cincinnati on Saturday, Sept. 26th and later this year on Sunday, November 22, 2009, in Tampa, Florida.

Here are links for registering for the Cincinnati convention:




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    What great news about the hernia!

    And I just finished watching the video, not knowing that you were in it - it was nice to see you and HEAR you, too. Well done!

    good weekend,
    3080 days ago
    Awesome about the hernia-
    You were looking so good at the convention. Thanks for sharing.
    3081 days ago
    I'm delighted for you. Not only did you take care of the hernia, you also avoided a surgery that would have put you out of exercise for a week or more. So cool. G-d is good and apparently you have been too. :o)
    3081 days ago
    emoticon on losing your hernia!

    Have a ww kayaking gig the day of the Cincinnati convention. Maybe the next one...
    3081 days ago
  • BJENKINS1014
    Fantastic about the hernia! And I did see you on that video! emoticon
    3081 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    wonderful about the hernia................
    ..................just don't let it go to your head................
    blessings and hugs..............lita

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    3081 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/10/2009 9:58:58 PM
    Congrats on being featured! AND WOOHOOO on the hernia information! That is awesome!
    3081 days ago
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