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Good Doctor Visit

Thursday, May 05, 2011      12 comments

I spent Tuesday driving the 3 hours from Devils Lake to Fargo to see a cardiologist about the results of the stress test I had 2 weeks ago. My friend (and primary doctor) told me the results were not completely "normal", so he wanted me to see ... Read more

An act of love

Saturday, April 23, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday I was on the receiving end of a random act of kindness!! I got a phone call at work from a lady whose name I did not know (that happens often, since I have a bad memory for names). When I answered the phone she said, "you don't know... Read more

Good day at therapy

Thursday, April 21, 2011      8 comments

I saw the physical therapist today for more work on getting movement in my knee before my replacement surgery. She checked my range of motion and said, "your doctor is going to love you". I have gone from 80 degrees to 115 in just over 3 we... Read more

Two months to the new knee!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011      13 comments

Last week I got the date for my knee replacements scheduled. I will be having it done on June 17. That is a longer wait than I wanted, but that was the first opening my surgeon had. While I wait, I will continue with the pre-op therapy he ... Read more

Chocolate Everywhere!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011      15 comments

Our local Lion's club hosts a fundraising event each year in a private meeting room in the former city library, which is a designated historic building. The event is called "Lions at the Library" and features a different catagory of food and dr... Read more

The blessings keep coming!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010      8 comments

The Biblical character Jabez said in the beginning of his very short prayer in 1 Chronicles, "Oh, that You would bless me, indeed, and enlarge my territory.....". He was asking that God give him everything that He saw fit and help him use it t... Read more

I shook up my body!

Friday, November 12, 2010      20 comments

After about a few weeks of very little changes, I decided it was time to shake things up a bit. Between vacation and being sick off and on my progress slowed to the point where I was feeling some frustration. So...I changed a lot of things. ... Read more

I WILL make it!!!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010      15 comments

I have had a month of not moving the scale (although I'm very pleased with all other aspects of staying healthy). Here are the reasons for the plateau (REALLY, they are excuses!!!): I went on vacation for about a week and could not cook for my... Read more

I MESSED UP - and I know better!!!!

Sunday, October 03, 2010      15 comments

I'm very upset with myself! I have worked very hard to get to this point in my journey to losing weight and getting healthy. Last week I got lazy and didn't follow my plan the way I usually do. The result - put back two of the pounds I had lo... Read more

Half the man I used to be!

Sunday, September 26, 2010      24 comments

The math was easy. I started my journey to a healthier lifestyle at 320 pounds. Today at my weekly weigh-in, the scale rested at 160!!!!! To be absolutely sure I wasn't dreaming, I weighed myself three times. It came up 160, 159.5, and 160. ... Read more

Good Things Continue

Sunday, September 05, 2010      19 comments

I have recently had some very nice things happen to me as a result of my continuing journey to becoming healthier. I decided to write them down as a reminder (mostly to myself) of what can be accomplished with a little work, and a lot of concis... Read more

Front page news!!

Friday, August 13, 2010      18 comments

I recently visited with the editor of the Devils Lake Journal (our local newspaper) about an article for a project the Lions Club was doing. During our visit, she commented on my weight loss and asked me what I had done to have such success. T... Read more

I'm Actually WALKING!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010      32 comments

To most people going for a walk probably doesn't sound like a big deal. Well, I happen to disagree. A year ago, I wasn't able to walk to the end of the block without stopping because of pain in my knees and hips! Three months ago I could almo... Read more

I must have made a mistake!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010      18 comments

When I weighed in last week I read the scale as 188 pounds, a gain of 3 pounds from the 185 the week before!!! I didn't like it much, but wasn't really discouraged since I have been working hard on strength training and gaining muscle. Well, t... Read more

Two new fitness goals

Sunday, June 20, 2010      9 comments

I have added two long term goals that I know will greatly improve my health!!! They also go hand-in-hand with reaching the one another. 1. Stop smoking (COMPLETELY) by July 1st. As the old joke goes, "I have quit thousnads of times", but th... Read more


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