My Intention is to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Fitness Quote of the Week

There are only two options regarding commitment; you're either in or you're out.
There's no such thing as life in-between.
~Pat Riley

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Get it Together!

My attempt to get back into an exercise routine continues to fall by the wayside. My pedometer stopped working. It's also been way too hot for me to walk. I've been okay with these excuses since I know I'm still on a healing path. However, there are some things I see getting out of control and I need to get a handle on ASAP!

For one thing, for the past two weeks I have gone back to my nasty habit of consuming energy drinks. I love caffeine! Since coffee has been bothering my stomach and hot drinks in general aggravate my hot flashes, I have been drinking energy drinks to get my caffeine fix. I tried iced green tea but since I've gone back to work it just wasn't doing the trick for me. So, I've been drinking Full Throttle which led to the purchase of another huge no-no for me--Crunch and Munch!

I've got to get my act together!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fitness Quote of the Week

"It’s not possible to blaze new trails while remaining on familiar ground. Insecurity is part of the job description." -- Suzanne Falter-Barns

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fitness Quote of the Week

Force yourself outside the door, once you're out, that’s the hardest bit of the workout over and done with. ~Source unknown

Thursday, June 10, 2010

10,000 Steps - Update

This challenge is proving to be more challenging than I thought. Here are my stats so far this month:

1- 5,694
2- 4,293
3- 2,135 (This was my first day back to work)
4- 3,376
5- 4,608
6- I forgot to wear the pedometer!
7 - 3,096
8- I forgot again!
9- 5,908

One one thing this challenge is doing is helping me to stay conscious about moving throughout the day. I'm determined to hit 10,000 steps before the end of the month.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fitness Quote of the Week

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” ~ Sam Ewing

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Back to Life

I'm back from the Urologist. He said the issue with my kidney is minor and probably a result of irritation from the surgery. Nothing to worry about. To appease my GYN, he is going to follow up with x-rays in three months.

I start working tomorrow. I was going to go into the office just for a change of pace. I can't fit any of my clothes. Well, they fit but they're a little tight around the waist. I still have "swelly belly." I gave away all of my "fatter" slacks. Oh well, maybe in a few weeks I'll be able to get into them.

I stopped by Harry's on the way home and picked up some fresh fruits and veggies, salmon, tilipia, and shrimp. I've been doing fruit smoothies during my recovery. I bought a bunch of kale to slowly transition back to green smoothies. I miss them.

Well, that's it for now. I look forward to getting back to my old routine.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Enough Already!

I went to the doctor this morning for my final follow up appointment. Since I had been experiencing quite a bit of nauseau during my recovery, she sent me to get an ultrasound on my gallbladder. Just like the colonoscopy, I thought it was a waste of time and my insurance benefits. Well, it turns out, I have gallstones. She advised me to avoid fatty foods and follow up with my PCP. She also increased the dosage on my estrogen patch. Oh, and there's a slight problem with the "tube" connected to my left kidney. It's a bit swollen. She thinks it's from scar tissue but I'm going back to the Urologist tomorrow.

The good news is that all my blood work, liver, and kidney function came back normal.

So, on the drive home I started thinking that I really need to take a better look at my diet. I don't even eat fatty foods. When I told Crystal about my results, she was shocked. She goes...if anyone should have gallstones it should be me. She eats horribly yet I am the one with the health issues. Go figure. Anyhow, I'm going to do my research about gallstones and see what's up.

P.S. So far today, I have walked 2,847 steps.