Tuesday, June 21, 2011

two hikes, it's been awhile

it's been a while since i've been out hiking with Christina, so i guess today we did two, before 11'oclock!! it was good to get out there, hoping to go tomorrow morning before work. thursday is the gym, friday is going to be busy... going to Pittsburgh for my Lapband appointment, taking Katie, Chris and Jeanine out for Lunch, and stopping at REI for a new pair of sunglasses. Saturday is a gym day again, and Sunday is the Long hike for me and Bill, think we are doing an 8 mile hike that ends with a climb up a fire tower. they say the view is spectacular....... hmmm, maybe my camera will work... if not i'll take my old kodak.. haven't decided if i will get a lapband fill or not? I need to make sure i am getting enough calories to stay healthy with working out this much/ it is going on 18 months without any adjustments. I will keep you posted on what my decision is.
Have a wonderful day today......

Friday, June 17, 2011

Drop SIX..........

yup the other night at WW i dropped 6 lbs, or i should say 5.8 lbs....... i've been plugging away, and not giving up. in the past 5 weeks i've dropped 14.4 lbs... so i assume that my body will hold on for a few weeks, and i will continue to eat right, continue to work out and continue to do my Cardio Hike and not focus on the number...... i've been doing this for 4 years, so why stop now :0). I just know that i promised my Angel Melody and never looked back :0) and have enjoyed the entire wonderful journey.
i'll chat more later, have a very very busy week-end, a graduation party, a birthday party, a training with Rudy, and a Hike.... plus it is my weekend to clean the building........
and i am still happy :0).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Check UP

so it has been over 2 years since i last went to my family doctor, I've had apt with the doc that did the lap band but that is it....... gee i remember 4 years ago, going to my doctor on an almost weekly basis being so sick with stomach and lung issues.......... wow, a life time ago!!! Everything is good, and i had my labs drawn, so i should hear back soon. I had told them that i was fasting..... but just before they took my blood, i remembered that i drank a 1/2 cup of coffee with one serving of flavored creamer. Bill has been bringing me my coffee in bed since I started try drinking it 6 years ago. (one cup a day) that was at 530, and blood was drawn at 930. they took the blood anyhow, and they don't "think" it will affect my Cholesterol numbers, or my fasting glucose........ we shall see. lately i noticed that when i stand up quickly that i get dizzy.... and then i recover, either i am experiencing orthostatic hypo-tension, or maybe i am not drinking enough fluids in comparison to my working out. I will keep an eye on my blood pressure, and although i take just 1/4 th of the dose i used to take for my blood pressure, i may be coming to the point that i don't need that either. today i plan on going for a power walk/hike for about 4 miles, and tonight is weight watchers. tomorrow is the gym..... and this weekend is going to be so busy, with graduation party, birthday party, a work out with Rudy, and a hike, plus i have to clean the office this week.......... gee.......... weekend is looking busier than the week days.
make it a great one folks

Saturday, June 11, 2011


working out with a trainer.... is sooooooooo difficult sometimes. The better shape i am getting in, the harder he seems to train me, He told me today that he knows no matter what he throws at me, i will do it.......... he is right. however 6 hours later and my arms still feel like spaghetti.
Tomorrow morning early, Bill and I are heading out for one of our hikes, we missed two weeks in a row, so i am looking forward to getting back into it.
eating wise i am doing pretty good, i have to be careful not to over eat, as my appetite greatly increases when i am working my body so hard.
hope to post a few pictures tomorrow,........ it is supposed to be nice weather.
Love the life that God gave you!!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

3 days a week

for the last 6 weeks i was working out with a trainer twice a week. last week i started 3 days a week. . . . and even though the scale is slow, i do notice my tone has greatly improved on such a short time, and pants that I could not pull up to about 2 inch above my knees, after just a loss of just 11 lbs lately, i can pull them up and button them ( breathing is optional, and overrated anyhow) I am so strong and feel so good. sadly the last two weeks I haven't had time to get in hiking, as every available free moment I've had went to helping Bill get his mom to transition from living alone to moving to an assisted living personal care home. Luckily though her home is right next to the "ghost town trail" so I can bike 10 miles, then visit Gerry :0). Bill and I are also planning our hike for Sunday, like we started doing every weekend before all this happened with his mother. It is so great being married to a spouse that has the same likes and goals, we are having a blast at the gym and hiking.
Oh PS Weds evening are my anything meal, wonder what Bill will bring me home, he always brings home something yummy for dinner and a dessert.......... so i have something to look forward to.
Have a wonderful day

Monday, June 06, 2011

Patti does it

so why can't I??? Patti has still been a faithful blogger after all these years........... so why am i so NOT!??? well for one i think i need to start and try and make it a habit.... the other thing is i am just used to doing a quickie on facebook. I have to remember Blogging has gotten me through a very wonderful, and sometimes painful journey. not going to make any promises.... but i think i will try and blog more often......... we shall see