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Stress Test w/ Flying Colors
Tuesday, March 03, 2009      1 comments

Jogged my heart out today and everything went very well with the stress echocardiogram...it was great to get a clean bill of health on ye olde ticker! :-) Nice to get another jog in on the treadmill too...lol! Okay now...waiting for su... Read more
Still No Date
Monday, March 02, 2009      2 comments

Had a reassuring visit with my surgical doc today. He seemed fairly confident of a lap approach and said even if he converted to "open" the incision would be fairly small. No date was set yet, however he seemed in agreement with me to move... Read more
Sunday, March 01, 2009      2 comments

Did *almost* a grand today...am trying to ramp up my workouts in anticipation of my surgery. *Soon* I am hoping to really ramp DOWN my food...but have to admit to enjoying some of the higher fat foods a bit more than I should right now...y... Read more
Revving UP!
Thursday, February 26, 2009      3 comments

Anxieties over being laid up after surgery are being burned off by taking time to do a second treadmill session tonight after already having done one this morning...that's a FIRST for me! Also doing THREE sets of 15 reps on each of my strength-b... Read more
Dealing With Setbacks (Response to Weekly Prompt)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009      3 comments

How I deal with setbacks depends a bit on what type of setback I'm dealing with. However, in general even if I'm feeling overwhelmed or other negative feelings, the one thing I try very hard to do and am mostly successful at is... To mainta... Read more
Out! Darned Gall Bladder, OUT!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      3 comments

Well at long last, it's official...must have my gall bladder removed. My liver profile is WAY out of whack and there are multiple gallstones in my gall bladder. My doc says it is likely that the gallstones have been blocking things up and causin... Read more
3 Grands in a Row...!
Monday, February 23, 2009      1 comments

Grinding out the grands...not feeling very inspired these days...just ITCHING for spring and biking...! But it feels good to keep that cardio streak going since Jan. 6th...woo hoo! Don... Read more
Park Closed: No Cross Country Skiing...grrr!
Sunday, February 22, 2009      1 comments

Had hoped to go back for more "punishment" today (lol!) but the darned course was "closed due to unsafe conditions" whatever that meant...there seemed to be enough snow around...was FRUSTRATED as I hope to get back for a little more before the s... Read more
SparkStore Order Arrives!
Friday, February 20, 2009      2 comments

I got my first SparkStore order today...woo hoo! Got the red stainless steel water bottle and tangerine and blue SP T-shirts. Can you tell I'm into COLOR or WHAT?!?! Looking forward to warmer weather so I can wear them about and SPREAD... Read more
Change Of Plans...
Thursday, February 19, 2009      1 comments

We had planned to head out to MI to visit our son over an extended weekend, however...there is so much snow around we got skittish about braving the 12 hour journey each way and canceled the trip. Instead, I'm STILL going to take the time ... Read more
Streak Shut Down...? Not So Fast There...!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      2 comments

Thx everyone for the well wishes...am bouncing back, simply REFUSE to allow my cardio streak to be broken just yet! Got on my 'mill last night and again this morning. Not pushing my luck with a lengthy session, just my minimum of 35 mins. N... Read more
Streak May Be Shut Down... :-(
Monday, February 16, 2009      2 comments

After wrapping up another "grand" session on my treadmill today I had some serious gall stone pain...may have to check it out and have my gall bladder removed. Will find out more from my doc tomorrow...not absolutely sure it's gall bladder just ... Read more
Not So Grand Weekend...
Sunday, February 15, 2009      1 comments

Yes, I'm keeping my cardio streak going...cardio every day since Jan. 6th, however I'm feeling slug-like this weekend...haven't rallied to pull a *GRAND* (1,000 calorie) workout on my 'mill like I have in the past. I AM continuing to go ha... Read more
Musical Pick Me Up
Friday, February 13, 2009      2 comments

Had the HARDEST time crawling up to my 'mill tonight, until... I put on my tunes! They just picked me right up! Some of the tunes which vanquished my weariness tonight (most of these songs are only 99 cents a download!): Serg... Read more
Grand Weekend!
Sunday, February 08, 2009      4 comments

Although it's been warmer this weekend, the weather has been very overcast, drab and dreary. So I've opted to stay on my 'mill and enjoy my tunes from the four corners of my room rather than on my headphones. Pulled a grand (1,000 calorie w... Read more

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