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Um, OK the nerve block is wearing off...
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      4 comments

As of 3:15 am can grip with the right hand now. Joint is beginning to ache a little, deep inside. Took a second oxycodone (the first was around midnight when I was going to bed - they told me to do that so I wouldn't wake up in pain). ... Read more
Pictures - don't look at these while eating!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      14 comments

What it looked like inside my shoulder: The hole in my infraspinatus. Muscle at top should be down next to the bone at the bottom of the pic. for scale, the pink muscle... Read more
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      9 comments

Here I am, waking up from surgery: Here I am, just after getting home: No pain, thanx to the n... Read more
Thanx you guys!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      7 comments

Thanks you all for the knd words and wishes! I'll be reading 'em over and responding this week while recovering. It'll give me something to do. It's time to get up, change the litterboxes, fill the birdfeeders, put out the trash & recycli... Read more
Surgery tomorrow.
Monday, May 02, 2011      18 comments

Well, here goes. They're cutting my shoulder tomorrow to reattach the infraspinatus to where it should be. (apparently the humerus end of it is about an inch from its original location) I've been reading TRAVELNISTA's blogs with parti... Read more
I cried in the car all the way back.
Friday, April 29, 2011      30 comments

I got some unhappy news today. I went to a sports medicine shoulder specialist for a second opinion about my shoulder. Some background: I hurt my shoulder while snowboarding last month. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Shoulder update: I'm BAAAACK!!!!
Monday, April 25, 2011      9 comments

This past month or so I've been out with some injuries. I tore my rotator cuff snowboarding in March and had to stop paddling, lifting weights, and tae kardio. Basically all I could do was cycling - and even that for the first week or two I co... Read more
AIDS Ride for Life (100 miles) 9/10/11
Friday, April 22, 2011      7 comments

One of the things I wanted to do after losing 180 lbs was ride a century again. The event I selected is the AIDS Ride for Life, and I did it September 2010. It circumnavigated Cayuga Lake and took me 6:53 of actual biking (about 14.7 mph o... Read more
Tuckerman's Inferno Pentathlon Results
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      15 comments

This past Saturday I joined a team of four Cornell undergrads and we raced in the Tuckerman's Inferno Pentathlon in New Hampshire. www.friendsoftuckerman.o
rg Tuckerman's Ravine is an east-facing bowl on Mt. Washington ... Read more
Friday, April 15, 2011      10 comments

Yeah, that ain't right. Today at the end of spin class I had a heck of a time getting my left shoe free from the pedal. In the end I managed it - but there was a sm... Read more
18 miles, 2000 vertical ft
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      5 comments

I'm signed up as a member of a team who will race in the Tuckerman's Inferno Pentathlon this weekend in New Hampshire. www.friendsoftuckerman.o
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Anniversaries: 1.5 years at a healthy BMI by my definition
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      18 comments

How do you celebrate maintenance? The weight might not change, and besides it's overall fitness I'm after, not a particular number on the scale. What I recommend to people is: 1) get your BMI below 30 2) then focus on % body fat ... Read more
What HEALTHY looks like
Monday, April 11, 2011      10 comments

I keep seeing blogs and questions all over this site where people are trying to figure out what their "optimal" weight is. I've said this before and I'll restate it here. I figure the best way to proceed is: 1) Get the BMI under 30 ... Read more
New Plan and Reward
Monday, April 04, 2011      10 comments

It's KILLING me not to be able to boat or snowboard. ^%$$#@%^^& shoulder. emoticon Despite that, (or mayb... Read more
Where I started Jun 2009 - Sept 2009
Saturday, April 02, 2011      1 comments

Third in the series of where I began... Part 1 Where I started (335.6 lbs, BMI = 52.6) May 2007 - Apr 2009 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=4136520 Part 2 Where I started A... Read more

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