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 Post subject: Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:45 am 
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:D :D :D :D :D

Whoo Hoo!!!!

I actually rode the bike, went swimming, hauled some rocks at the lake...
diet oddly enough has improved quite a bit now that energy levels are back. Shed 5 LBS in the last week.

Going to the gym at lunch today. I'll take it easy this week but it sure feels great to be back

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 Post subject: Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:21 pm 
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took it pretty easy being the first time back since the flu but it sure felt good!!!

5 minutes on bike
60% of max
10 reps bench, flyes, shoulder press, rows
7 minutes on bike
10 reps bench, flyes, shoulder press, rows

5 x 150m sprints w/ 30m walk in between sprints

cardio felt better than the weights did.
muscles felt a bit sore and tired

I'm just glad to be back working out! :D

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Glad you're back at it!

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thanks lobsteriffic
It feels GREAT!!!!! :D

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so I took one of my son's good friends out to the cottage for the weekend.
we set up a tent in the yard and they hung out in the "apartment" eating mass quantities of junk food, wrestling, playing video games, and talking.... ( I was soooo jealous) :wink:

woke up on Sunday morning and there were rootbeer cans strewn about on the lawn outside the tent. We were all laughing that in a couple more years we'll be seeing another kind of cans on the lawn

It was a lot of fun seeing the kids hang out. Of course we served veggie burgers, veggie tacos etc..... The kids LOVED them and want their parents to buy them now! :D
My son ever the activist just HAD to explain all about how inhumanely animals are treated and how "there is pooh in the chicken you buy" :lol:

Funny how kids are so much more open to new ideas and lifestyles than adults are.....

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love that your feeling better and that is a wonderful story to share about your son.

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so my cat decides to jump on my head at 4 in the morning...........
JW is a little tired this morning :wink:

watched the X-Files I Want to Believe last night.
was a bit disappointed actually... reminded me of a CSI episode with a slight bit of paranormal thrown in
I'm finding that the quality of TV shows has risen so much that I've become quite picky about the shows I'll see in the theatre. I find that poorer or mediocre quality movies are really not any better than watching a show on TV

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Is your whole family vegan JW? I like the story with your son, that's so great!

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lobsteriffic wrote:
Is your whole family vegan JW? I like the story with your son, that's so great!


I'm the only one right now.
everyone else is vegetarian. I suspect my daughter will be vegan soon. She already refuses to have anything to do with leather products.
Dairy seems to be the only non-vegan thing they eat. We've always wanted the decision to come from the kids. They decided to be vegetarian. They have strong beliefs on the inhumane treatment of animals and both of them have impacted several friends re: their eating habits.
It's pretty cool. I wish I would have had a start in life like that.

I can't believe it took me so long to see through all the prepackaged products and see where it came from.

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That's neat. I like that you want the decision to come from the kids. I want something similar to that myself someday when I have kids.

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I really think it makes their beliefs stronger too.
I can only think of one time where my son almost wavered.
We were at a potluck meal and it was just a meatfest. Not much to eat and he was starving.
(this was when he was about 9)
He told us that he didn't know what to do because he was so hungry and he wanted to eat something.
We just told him that it is totally up to you and reminded him of why we don't eat meat and that it is a personal decision we all must live with.
He ended up finding some bread and desserts.

I think that was the only time we ever had an issue come up.

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That is great about your family. But not sure much about the cat. hope you caught up on sleep tonight.

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lol not quite caught up but this one was self inflicted
finally got out to see the new Terminator movie (well...not so new now)
As an action flic, it ranks right up there. Very entertaining.

I'm thinking that I'll go to the gym tomorrow
usually go 3x per week but with just getting over the flu and my lack of sleep lately, I'll take it easy.
might do a pushup workout tonight but nothing too crazy

One nutty thing lately is shotness of breath. Over the last few months I've been experiencing breathing problems.
I'm not sure if my breathing patterns are off or if it's related to sinuses.
I find myself holding my breath while going up stairs and then I'm sucking wind after
I definitely don't get enough air to fill the lungs by breathing through my nose :?
strange.... lungs, bp, heart have all checked out ok at the doc :wink:

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hate to say it but it sounds sinus related to me. I had that before I got my surgery. neti pot help any?

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MaryStella wrote:
hate to say it but it sounds sinus related to me. I had that before I got my surgery. neti pot help any?


:shock: yikes!!!! (I'm a bit squeamish about people poking around in my sinuses)

neti pot helps only if I'm feeling a bit of congestion.
I think that the nasal strips would help. breathing is much better if I pinch and lift my nose
I've found that I snore much more now too

is that why you had your surgery?

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