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July Fitness Goals -- Week 1

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I exercised and ate very healthy last week despite some challenges. I ate much better when traveling (went to visit mom for 4 days) than I have in the past. Family and friends were very supportive of me saying “no” to special treats and alcohol.

Specifics on July goals:

1. I weighed in at the end of the week; I lost one pound emoticon

2. I got off the proton pump inhibitor medication! I took NONE! I was really sick with GERD (stomach problems) for about 2 days after stopping the medication, pretty much unable to keep any food down – but after that initial reaction, I have been almost normal (better than I was on the medication!) emoticon

3. I am proudest that I made major diet changes. I had no alcohol; no rich sweet desserts; very limited wheat; and I did not overeat. WOO HOO! That’s huge for me! Instead of rich desserts, I occasionally had whole fruit Popsicle. And I did go with my friends to happy hour (in my town, that’s when we can get small servings of food at good restaurants for a very moderate price); I ordered a fresh squeezed fruit juice with soda water. emoticon

4. I took calcium and D daily emoticon

5. I increased strength training, and maintained walking/hiking (including more challenging hikes). I stretched 3 times.

6. I kept up my commitment to drinking enough water and at least 5 freggies emoticon

Thanks to everyone who left prayers and kind wishes for my mom and me, it is much appreciated. She is comfortable and dozing most of the time. I know she is at peace with the Lord. My brothers, sisters and I will alternate flying/traveling in to spend time with her at her nursing home so she is surrounded by love.
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    You have a lot of courage and a big heart. You have so much stress and yet, are taking great care of yourself. YOU ARE emoticon
    God bless you, you mom and your family. Having faith and prayers surely do help. God bless you all! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Love, Chelsea
    1803 days ago
    Great progress on those goals despite all of life's hurdles. You are doing a great job!

    1805 days ago
    Congratulations on a great week in spite of the traveling and stress. I spoke with my doctor yesterday about the acid reflux mess and he told me to go off gradually, alternate days x 2 weeks, then every 3rd day and so on to avoid problems going off them. I never had indigestion, only the cough (for years). He also recommended raising the head of our bed 3 inches. I will have bone density scan done as well.

    Keep up the great work.

    1805 days ago
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