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Friday, May 14, 2010

Well, I've been sitting on the sidelines long enough!

Missed a GORGEOUS day of biking due to a mis-informed weather map which showed a bunch of rain off to our west which I thought would douse me...instead we have a BEAUTIFUL day...say 85 degrees on a bank thermometer...! I just LOVED the warmth! Kept being so surprised over the numbers of people I came across who were like "whew! It's so HOT!" ...Me? Just basking away...! I remember the bad-old-days when all those pounds would have me sweating at the drop of a hat! Which makes me savor all the more being able to enjoy the warmth and the heat.

So! Had another round of physical therapy today...tried to weasel out of going back, but they cautioned against it because I haven't been up to speed with my physical activities just yet.

Well! The gauntlet is DOWN! Time to get GOING again! I have NO pain anymore...it's been a few days since finishing the steroid. I'm ready to pump it UP! The difference? Going to be WAY more diligent in my stretches. Now that I have a repertoire of several different stretches instead of my cursory token two types of stretches in the past, I'm going to get going again, add the stretches and see how it goes. I also have two PT sessions scheduled for next week as back up. If I get through the week without trouble, I think it will be time to wrap up the PT. Those co-pays add up! And if I've got the right moves, I can't see the point in keeping on with it.

Going to kick it off tomorrow by riding my bike down to the park where the Annual Walk/Fun Run Against Obesity will be held. This is sponsored by our local bariatric surgery group.


I'm arming myself with my mighty red SparkPeople shirt and a fist full of SparkPeople flyers and going to join in with the 3 mile walk and plan to tell my story and talk up SparkPeople with as many folks as I can! Woo hoo!

With a little luck I might be able to either help a few folks to prepare to make their weight loss surgery a success OR to SPARK their lives in such a way that they can sidestep surgery altogether!

I am SO looking forward to getting out on my bike and connecting with others on the walk! Doesn't look like rain for the foreseeable future which also means MORE BIKING & COMMUTING on my bike too!

Hope everybody's Making your May a SPARKING good time! :-)

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    I hope you don't overdo it today - but you know your limits As long As you LISTEN to them!!

    Wish I could say that losing weight would cool me off - alas, even when I was underweight I was a sweaty, hot misery! emoticon Just my nature .. still complain that with that sort of metabolism why am I so fat!? LOL ... no I KNOW why!

    Hope your day was just WONDERFUL! Way to go spreading that SPARK! emoticon
    2770 days ago
    Enjoy yourself Don, but take care you don't do too much at once!
    2771 days ago
    have a great time at the run! glad to hear you're back in the swing of things :)
    2771 days ago
    Have a wonderful time at your walk/fun run! Don't overdo it, though.
    2771 days ago
    Glad to hear you're able to get back to the biking commuting! Yep stretches, stretches, stretches is the way to go and praying that with the new ones you're able to stay the course and not have to go back to PT again! Praying for you Don and hoping quite a few is Sparked on from your story!
    2771 days ago
    That's why I belong to my own club AWG! It is an acronym that has many explanations. It started as All Weather Girl but soon I was joking about it and turned it into All Weather Goddess!! LOL But then thinking it could mean All Weather Guy, All Weather God, All Weather Group, All Weather Gang etc.......
    So pleas join my club! LOL AWG, it means whatever suits you!!!!
    2771 days ago
  • _MAOMAO_
    Haha! I left home yesterday w/ a low turtleneck, the single layer mock variety. It was over 70. I took off the t-neck and re-donned the light cotton shirt I'd had over the black turtleneck.

    Congrats on being done w/ therapy!

    I'll be at church in the morning, saying an extra prayer for that walk, perhaps you can help someone save their life - Spark on!

    2771 days ago
    is'nt it a drag when the forecast is wrong,it makes a lot of people change their plans ugh.glad your getting back to it,enjoy the event.
    2771 days ago
    Take care of yourself Don, Way to Spark it UP!!!
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  • FRECKS96
    Glad to hear you're back at it. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.
    2771 days ago
    I'm SO HAPPY that you're "back in the saddle again!"
    2771 days ago
    Bummer about missing out on biking - it was a lovely day to ride, whether your choice is bike or horse emoticon

    Have fun at the walk tomorrow!
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