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Surgery Complete! New Goals to Achieve!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Well, it's been a little over a week since my gallbladder surgery. My surgeon was concerned about some of the test results and moved my surgery up. I'm glad he did. I'm feeling pretty good these days all things considered. While I'm still restricted from lifting too much weight, I can resume cardio at my own pace. I am VERY glad about that.

Since the Army Birthday ball has come and gone, it's time for me to think about some new goals to work toward.

1. Participate in a Masters swim meet.

I was a swimmer from the time I was 6 years old until I was in college. It's in my blood. I want to get back to it. Masters swimming or perhaps an open water swimming challenge is something to ponder. Regardless, it makes me happy and it's great exercise. Plus, I'd love to show my husband what I can do in a pool. He knows I was a swimmer, but doesn't really fully understand.

2. Run another 5k. Since I haven't been running or working out during the month of June, I'm probably going to have to start from square 1. I'm ok with that. I'll get back to the running part soon enough.

3. Lose 20 lbs by September 11--My anniversary. I will be incredibly close to my 100 lbs mark! With determination, hard work, and honesty with myself I know I can do it!

4. Walk the dog everyday. Even if it's just for 15 minutes. We both need it.

5. Be at my goal weight by the next Army Birthday!
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    Good goals and you can do them.
    Congratulations on the weight you have lost so far.
    Glad the surgery was a success.
    Stay Positive.
    Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2147 days ago
    Love the goals! You will rock them!
    2147 days ago
    2148 days ago
    Oh I meant to say I was a swim team kid and both my boys are on the swim team. Last summer I swam masters with the team but there was only one other master swimmer for like 3 weeks. I was having heart racing problems so when summer ended and the schedules got insane with the boys, I dropped it. I would like to go back to doing it but financially we just can't swing it when walking is free if I would just do it.
    2149 days ago
    Great goals you've set for yourself; and very doable. You will achieve all you set out to accomplish. emoticon
    2149 days ago
    So glad to see you back!! I missed you! Your goals sound great and reasonable! Good for you! emoticon emoticon
    2149 days ago
    Love your list of goals.

    I think I need to do a list for myself.

    2149 days ago
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