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Saturday, July 02, 2016      2 comments

I've been mostly absent from SP for months now, and it's showing in my weight and in my attitude. Time to get back on the wagon again, but realistically it will be almost a month before I can really do that. Here's what has happened in the ... Read more
Cardiac Tests
Thursday, January 14, 2016      4 comments

I can't remember how much of this I've already told, so apologies for any repetition. When I had ankle surgery on October 30th, my oxygen went way too low, and I had to be sent home with oxygen for several days. The nurse in recovery said i... Read more
Recovery Update
Saturday, November 14, 2015      3 comments

Surgery was two weeks ago yesterday. This Monday, I went for my first follow-up with the surgeon. He was pleased with how the incisions are healing, and took my stitches out (which hurt like the dickens). He also said my range of motion (which s... Read more
Home from surgery
Friday, October 30, 2015      6 comments

I had my ankle repair surgery this afternoon and am home now. It went well overall. The repair on the smaller bone (fibula?) was more complex than anticipated because it was actually broken into several small pieces. That bone now has two metal ... Read more
Broken ankle
Monday, October 26, 2015      5 comments

On Saturday I had a hiking accident. I broke my left ankle (both bones!) and sprained the right one. I'm scheduled for surgery on Friday, and have to stay off my left foot for 6 weeks. Full recovery will take about 6 months. Here's the X-ra... Read more
9/24/15: Rough week but still a loss!
Thursday, September 24, 2015      2 comments

I was pleased with a small loss on the scale this week (0.4 pounds) given that I had a really rough week. I haven't been sleeping well and my stomach has been giving me trouble, so I haven't been eating enough, and also haven't had energy for mu... Read more
9/15/15: Yoga Week 2, Day 3
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      2 comments

I'm proud of myself! I was able to get yoga done before going to work today. I did it even though Tuesday is a scheduled "rest day" because I didn't like having missed some days on the weekend. I wanted to do cardio too but realized it was ... Read more
9/14/15: Yoga Week 2, Day 2
Monday, September 14, 2015      2 comments

I missed working out Friday - Sunday, but today is my day off so I got right back on track with 35 minutes of yoga and 30 minutes of cardio. I'm going to keep counting this as week 2 for yoga until I get all 5 workouts in. I think I'll need to d... Read more
9/10/15: Yoga Week 2, Day 1
Friday, September 11, 2015      5 comments

After a break for the church retreat, I'm back on my yoga schedule. I did 35 minutes of yoga and 20 minutes of cardio today. I also tracked all my food (went a little over, but at least i know it) and water (hit my goal of 8 glasses). ... Read more
9/7/15: Back from the church retreat
Monday, September 07, 2015      4 comments

I had a great time at the church retreat this weekend (Friday evening through early afternoon today). The food was mostly healthy and all delicious, and I didn't snack between meals and didn't eat dessert every time they offered it. On Friday an... Read more
9/3/15: Preparing for the weekend
Friday, September 04, 2015      1 comments

Today was a very active day but no official workouts. I will restart yoga and using the Gazelle after we get home from the church retreat we are attending from tomorrow through Monday. The retreat looks like it will have healthy meals and as lon... Read more
9/2/15: Very long day
Thursday, September 03, 2015      3 comments

I'm glad I planned today as a rest day from exercise! (Tuesday and Wednesday are my busiest days so are always going to be planned rest days.) Today's workday involved driving over 350 miles in a 12-hour day: from home up to Cheyenne for a ... Read more
9/1/15: Phenomenal Day!
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

Today was a rest day in terms of exercise, but boy was it a big day professionally! One of the blogs published by our denomination had a post today featuring me and one of my co-ministers, talking about the partnership between the two churches w... Read more
8/31/15: Yoga Week 1, Day 5
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      1 comments

I completed my first week of yoga x 5, and did some cardio minutes on the Gazelle glider too! That's five days of both cardio and strength. The next two days, my busy workdays, are rest days for exercise and then I start Week 2 of the yoga progr... Read more
8/30/15: Yoga Week 1, Day 4
Monday, August 31, 2015      3 comments

Back in the groove today--this evening I did the 35-minute yoga workout plus 30 minutes on the Gazelle. On just Day 4 of the yoga I am already noticing that my form is improving--my balance and flexibility are both already getting a bit bet... Read more

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