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Walking the Halls of Health?

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Wy father is having heart ablation surgery today to hopefully stop his "fight" against his pacemaker. We both have screwy heart-wiring so I'm taking notes in what NOT to do when I get older! I'm back at the "killer" hospital today and since I have all day to burn with mom, I think I'll make her walk with me. Walking the halls to keep busy, read a little, walk some more. We're spending 10+ hours there, so may as well use them wisely. I'm taking my walker only because my purse is too heavy with fruit for snacks. LOL! I'll just push it with one hand instead of relying on it... Creative resistance training! So the bike and I had our ride last Thursday when I rose up like a Phoenix from the ashes. I swear that bike was a version of Mike Tyson & I felt it for the next 2 days! Sore? All over! Proud? Yeah, I was. It was a soreness for which I could finally pinpoint the reason & I haven't been able to do that in over a year now. So walk today, see how I feel tomorrow & bike again if I can. If I can't, I'll attack it 10 minutes at a time instead & still conquer. I WON'T QUIT. I won't give up again. I've got to AMAZE myself again with inner, and outer, strength. (The strength training will be difficult this time where it WAS my strong point. Rehab sucks, but is necessary!) REALITY CHECK: I saw photos of myself from Joe's camera last night. Me in bed looking like a fat, bloated version of myself, in pain & dying fast with sallow skin & flat eyes. Then like a beached whale in the boat on our first trip out. And asleep in his car on the way to Atlanta. I DID NOT like what I saw. My version of myself in my head is fat, but not spilling out of everywhere like that. It really scared me. But did it scare me straight? (I tracked my snacks & breakfast already today, so maybe it did.) MODERATION IN ALL THINGS! I can't lose 40# in 30 days, but I can keep moving & start living again. I MUST! Back to 2012 for me! Peace, Love & Wandering the Halls, Ang 🌺🌺
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    emoticon and emoticon for you and you Dad and Mom.
    Keep on pushing, but don't kill or injure yourself! Progress, not perfection.
    If you can't swim, maybe your doc would allow water walking? More resistance from the water and you keep cool!
    emoticon You rock Ang!

    Hope your Dad comes through with flying colors!
    1807 days ago
    emoticon Hope your Dad is doing better!!! Keep up the battle!!!! emoticon
    1807 days ago
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    Back to 2012, here you go! I'm going back to 2011, and here I go! Thanks for your sweet comment on my page! I understand that it would be tough for you to swim. So we just do what we can do best and we're doing it, Girl, we're really doing it! We'll finish out 2015 with doing the very best we can! emoticon emoticon
    1808 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1808 days ago
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