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I've Been MIA
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      6 comments

The last few sessions (including today) of physical therapy have been especially challenging so I have not been using the computer very much this past week. I have been continuing to ride the recumbent cycle at least 3 times per week - 65 to 80... Read more
Friday, April 26, 2013      3 comments

I got up extra early in order to do 65 minutes on the recumbent cycle before physical therapy. I was pleased that I rode 11.3 miles in 65 minutes at a resistance of 6 and a speed range of 10 - 11.8. I left the house at around 6:30a.m. and got ... Read more
Starting To Make Great Progress
Thursday, April 25, 2013      5 comments

I'm starting to see big strides in my physical therapy, finally! Yesterday, my therapists did strength and range of motion testing. Wow, was there ever improvement! I progressed to working with weights in a "therapist guided" routine. I knew... Read more
Naming Our Puppies
Monday, April 22, 2013      6 comments

We went 4 whole days without naming the new puppies. Today we decided to name them based upon their behavior. The smaller puppy launches everywhere. When she isn't jumping, running or chewing, she is asleep. She is either flying through the ... Read more
We Got Two Puppies!
Saturday, April 20, 2013      9 comments

Friday afternoon, our 8 week old puppies arrived. They have lots of spunk and they love to play. Our 16.5 year oldie but goodie tolerates them. When the puppies get to be too much, she goes and sits on her bed as a safe zone. For whatever re... Read more
Baby Steps In Progress Are Starting To Add Up!
Thursday, April 18, 2013      4 comments

On Wednesday, I rode 10.35 miles in 65 minutes. Today I rode 10.57 miles in 65 minutes. That may not seem like a whole lot but keep in mind that 2 weeks ago I struggled to ride 5 miles in 65 minutes. Looking at the big picture to see the prog... Read more
I Rode 10.35 miles On The Recumbent Cycle Today!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      5 comments

I've been back to riding the recumbent cycle for over two weeks. Today is the first day that I've come somewhat close to the level where I was riding before my surgery. I've eased myself back into riding as my temporary source of working out,... Read more
Healing Is On Schedule
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      5 comments

I had a full day today. It started out with an 8a.m. appointment for physical therapy. My therapist poked, prodded and stretched as he prepared a report for my orthopedic surgeon. I made a big mistake and didn't ask for any ice on my shoulder... Read more
Your Approach to Exercise and Diet Is What Matters!
Thursday, April 11, 2013      8 comments

Sometimes getting up and moving around more isn't as easy as it sounds. We can force ourselves to do more, faster, in the pursuit of the "quick fix or solution" but then we risk injury or burnout. When we overdo or try to exercise too much, to... Read more
Sore All Over Today After Very Little Exercise
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      3 comments

I certainly have my work cut out for me! I can understand soreness associated with healing and strengthening my shoulder/arm but was shocked that my right thigh muscle was so tight today. Yesterday I rode the recumbent cycle at the Y, at low r... Read more
I Did 45 Very Low Intensity Minutes On The Stationary Bike Today!
Monday, April 08, 2013      4 comments

Physical therapy was tough today and I was feeling restless. So, as I lay with an icepack on my shoulder, I asked my physical therapist if I could ride the recumbent cycle at the gym today. He laughed, of course, because he knows that I love t... Read more
I Lost 10% - Here's How!
Sunday, April 07, 2013      7 comments

It was a successful week! When I weighed in at Weight Watchers this week, I reached a goal of losing 10% of my body weight! So what did I do differently that helped me to be successful? Here is a list of things that I can think of off the top... Read more
The Process Of Entering Phase II Of Physical Therapy
Saturday, April 06, 2013      1 comments

My physical therapist has added 5 new "at home" phase II exercises. I am now allowed to drive as long as I put my arm back into the sling as soon as I step outside the of the car. At home I am allowed to go without the sling but my arm gets ti... Read more
Easing Into Phase II Of Physical Therapy
Thursday, April 04, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday, at physical therapy, my therapist added the use of a pulley to my therapy. I was surprised at how well I did with it! I was not so surprised at how sore my arm was last night. This morning it is still stiff but doesn't really hurt... Read more
Soon, I Will Be Allowed To Drive!
Monday, April 01, 2013      4 comments

I did very well in physical therapy this morning. My range of motion is right on schedule and within the week I will start Phase II of my physical therapy! I asked my therapist about driving. He said that he had called the surgeon's office to... Read more

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