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My program is back on the drawing board. I gained 35 pounds since 2009 and have plaTOAD way up there.

Why? Injuries and accidents. I'm learning to resist the drama of jumping into a water polo game or carrying the canoe on a windy day. Instead of assuming I'll bounce back the next day like I used to--trading a few moments of vainglory for a few weeks or months under an icepack and yucky meds--I'm listening to the senior athletes. They say, "consistency and technique."
My program is back on the drawing board. I gained 35 pounds since 2009 and have plaTOAD way up there.

Why? Injuries and accidents. I'm learning to resist the drama of jumping into a water polo game or carrying the canoe on a windy day. Instead of assuming I'll bounce back the next day like I used to--trading a few moments of vainglory for a few weeks or months under an icepack and yucky meds--I'm listening to the senior athletes. They say, "consistency and technique."




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Member Since: 8/1/2006

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2002: 225lbs at end of pregnancy-chronic pain, bone spurs, degeneration in my SI joint and hips- osteopath told me I "they look like the hips of a 65 year old."

2003: third pregnancy--6 weeks in a wheel chair at the end

2004: prednisone every other day for asthma, going for walks with a double stroller starting out just 10 minutes at a slow pace

2006: chronic upper and lower respiratory infections, pilates classes whenever I was well enough

2007: 178 lbs. began treatment with naturopath--weaned off prednisone, stopped eating foods that are hard for me to digest--started breathing again--going for walks--then started paddling--that and pilates has fixed my back and pelvis--got up to almost 10 k runs!!!

2010--developed arthritis in shoulder, cut back on paddling and swimming, gained weight again

2011--balancing joint mobility with pain management and asthma medications

2012--synchronous bilateral breast cancer (stage II)

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DJ4HEALTH
12/11/2013 12:43:58 AM

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NMAMUSIC
6/12/2011 11:32:28 AM

Hey you!! I just wanted to give a shout out since our new challenge STARTS TODAY! Woohoo!!!!

I am so excited! I know you can do it!

In any case, no matter what, I hope you have a really awesome day!



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OTTERDOTTER
6/10/2011 10:16:50 PM

No!! It's very interesting to me. Especially how hard it is to face what preparedness looks like without feeling freaked out about what might happen. We had a guy posting a schedule, day by day, of what to get done in order to prepare. Because we live on a small island, there are specific things we should be ready for. Plus, all the natural disasters that seem to be happening with higher frequency and severity. You picked an important knowledge set to master!!! emoticon



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NMAMUSIC
6/9/2011 11:16:07 AM

If you're really interested in the sociology and anthropology of natural disaster response, there's a book I've started to read recently called Catastrophe and Culture you should check out. Not easy reading, but insightful. Believe it or not there isn't a huge wealth of research into this.

There were some good reports that came out after Hurricane Katrina regarding social response, social vulnerability, first response.. etc. that you can probably find on Google Scholar.

There's another great PowerPoint if you're really interested that I'm not sure is online, but if you are actually wanting to learn more I can try to find the resource. It was actually an effort between three scientists separate universities who collaborated to put together the results of a study they did on evaluating how people respond and think of things like preparedness.

Anyway, that is if I haven't bored you already haha

I hope you have a really awesome day!!!



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NMAMUSIC
6/7/2011 11:41:32 AM

You're such a sweetheart! Thank you for the words of congrats on my blog post!

I am so relieved to finally be done with that PPT (60 slides total!!) phew! Now I have my presentation on Wednesday and then I am officially DONE! (til next semester haha)

I hope you have a really great day today! YOU DESERVE IT!

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