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Progress or lack of

Monday, July 21, 2014

Has there been progress? Not in the weight loss side. But on the health side there has been a tremendous amount of progress. I went from playing in the snow.
To bedridden on March 5 with tubes coming out of me from places I don't even want to think about.
To walking the hospital floor with a few less tubes and a walker.
To hiking 9 miles in the mountains on a hard trail.
I think that is a lot of progress in 4 months. There are still things I can't do. I can't do things that put pressure on my breast plate - the area they cracked me open. This includes push ups, triceps dips, planks and a lot of yoga poses. It takes time to heal from heart surgery. It is hard not to be impatient, I want to be healed now. My patience is wearing thin at times. But on those days when I am feeling low because of lack of progress I look back at how far I have come since March 5. Heck, I'm still alive, that is a big thing. I know the weight will come off, it is just hard when it comes off in ounces instead of pounds. I know I will meet my goals I just have to be patient.

Today was a good day until my treadmill broke, I guess I will have to start going to the gym again to use their treadmill emoticon It is hot and stinky in there. emoticon I've started back to Turbo Jam, still walking outside when the weather agrees with me. I don't handle the hot and humid like I use to.

I'm going to walking in place while watching baseball.

Have a great evening!
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  • no profile photo CD9065446
    PROGRESS - DEFINITE PROGRESS! You have been through so much, and you're doing so well. Give yourself time, and a lot of credit for where you're at! Thanks for being an inspiration emoticon
    2282 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    You're my hero!
    Congratulations on your progress. You're doing great!
    2288 days ago
  • MYJOYNOW45EST
    I'm so happy for you! The weight will come off as you progress. Be as gentle with yourself as you would a child you dearly love... you deserve to be handled with care. emoticon I'm recovering from rotator cuff surgery and was just told by my doc yesterday to stop doing things, like swimming (my favorite!). I might tear his good work and require more invasive stitches. emoticon
    When I saw your blog, I realized how much we demand of ourselves. We put pressure on ourselves to attain huge strides we wouldn't ask of others. You look great and are out there! That's what counts... Blessings, Joy emoticon emoticon
    2289 days ago
  • TERI-RIFIC
    You've made amazing progress! You look great. Hiking and walking are great exercise. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    2289 days ago
  • BLAZINGSWORD
    If you have a mall near by, try walking there. Generally malls will open early in the morning just so that people can walk, especially seniors, when it gets too hot.

    Even during the day some times with shoppers around, I try to do at least two loops. The mall where I live is fairly large and at least it is out of the sun and a bit cooler too.


    2289 days ago
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