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Zombies-giving blood and whatever else

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Did my first mission for Zombies Run! Four miles and I jogged a lot more then normal it defiantly kept me going!
Great app!
Was finally able to give blood, the last two times my iron was a point low, today I was fine. Apparently you have to time it just right, to close to the beginning or end of TOM and your iron is hit or miss.

If you think about woman really have a difficult time regulating their bodies, we are:
post pardum
All of it makes us chemically imbalanced so we are bloated, have cramps, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and cravings.

Somehow in all of this we are supposed to watch our calorie intake and exercise so we can burn off the excess pounds and keep them off. Its crazy! No wonder its harder for woman to lose weight, our bodies are doing all kids of things and it really wants the woman to keep extra fat so we can stay healthy and make healthy babies too!

Anyway...So I gave blood. For those of you with no health insurance or no time to make a doctors appointment, giving blood is not only a super thing to do, you get your iron checked,
Tests for cholesterol,
Antibody Screen
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
HIV 1/2
West Nile Virus
T. Cruzi (Chagas)

So your checking your health while saving a life!

Sometimes you even get a tee-shirt! I got one last week even though my iron was to low, they said I tried so they gave me a tee-shirt. Then my son and I both got $10 Publix gift card for giving blood, well my iron was to low but I tried!
So what else, oh yeah I want to try the hooping thing, its not hula hooping, its hooping. I think its something I can handle. And its relativity inexpensive. I also purchased a DVD with bands to get some stretching and toning in. I will do that on the days I don't walk. I will try it tomorrow, maybe I will walk too, see how that goes. I was quite shocked to discover what I call the the "long" dog walk route is .75 miles and I do that 2 times a day plus another shorter one so just walking the dog is a couple miles!

Well I'm done in. Long days lately. Our 17 year old nephew is here for about 4 days visiting. His older brother (he's 22) is always at our house anyway so I have the three boys (mine is 18) working on putting a motor in the boys Tahoe, fishing in the lake, in and out of the house tracking in sand, mud and all kinds of stuff, eating EVERYTHING! I had a big batch of lettuces I just prepared drip drying in the sink before I put it in the fridge for eating the next few days and they ate it, every last leaf! I've made chili, fish sticks, grilled cheeses, chicken burgers, and they just keep eating!
Here they are, from the right, oldest to youngest, mines the one in the middle:

Micheal, Peter & Mathew

Off to walk the dog for the last walk of the day!
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  • OPTIMIST1948
    I have not given in a while, and I really should. (guilt) Thank you for being my conscious.

    Those boys look like bottomless pits. Teach them to cook!
    2280 days ago
    Ugh, we are always pre- or post- something, aren't we? Great write-up about giving blood.
    I have a giant Manboy at my house and he truly is a bottomless pit. I think he has to eat a lot, to fill up his ginormous shoes.
    2280 days ago
    I haven't given blood in a long time; I used to be a regular in college, with O+ blood, I feel obligated!

    My annoying female hormones are one reason I prefer not to look at the scale as my primary measure of success. I look at how much stronger I'm getting, the fact I'm seeing real muscles. And the fact that I can run longer than I ever have! I reached a personal best while running Mission 3: 5.5 minutes straight of running. I have never, in my entire life, run for that long. Even as a child.
    2281 days ago
    I looked it up:
    Benefits from donating blood often is that you receive a free mini-physical health check once every two months. You will have your temperature, iron level, blood pressure and pulse checked in order to protect your health and well being.
    You burn about 650 calories by donating one pint of blood.
    Since a pint is pound, you lose a pound every time you donate blood.
    2281 days ago
    I'm way too squeamish about needles to give blood. But I sincerely admire those that do.

    Plus, I'm sure that whole replenishing the supplies gotta burn some calories. :)
    2282 days ago
    I give blood too. our community center is all volunteer, but there are a few places that will pay you to give blood/plasma. it is a great way to get some health tests done and it helps you have a record of trends in your numbers.

    i have a lot of male cousins . they eat a lot too.
    2282 days ago
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