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About momokev

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  • Birthday 12/16/1962

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    Registered Nurse
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  1. momokev

    The Color Run

    Oh fun! That will be a great first run! It's coming here this fall and I can't wait! Lisa
  2. momokev

    5K Advice

    Tomorrow will be my 5th 5k, and I am no expert by any means, but speaking from worked from me.... One of your run days needs to be a long run at an easy pace ( you should be able to talk), another run should be a tempo run (you run or walk for 10 min, then crank up the speed until it's strenuous but manageable for 15 to 20 min, then cool down with another 10 min. This is like the interval training), then another day is a recovery run. I think the reason you are stuck is because you haven't pushed out of that 3 mile box. I had the same problem and the tempo runs helped my get past that. I'm up to 6 miles now and have only been running since Jan This is going to take time and as you progress, add in hill work outs and such. There are several websites with great articles. www.active.com and www.runnersworld.com. I also got some free training plans from running.about.com and www.halhigdon.com. I hope this helps! Lisa
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  4. Yesterday, I bought size 12 jeans! Now that's payment!!
  5. Hi Ellie, I am in NC, so yeah, it was a long ride. I didn't get up and walk around. They give you a blood thinner called Lovonox before surgery, so I figured chances of developing a blood clot was pretty low. The worst part of the ride home was running through the airport in Cinncinatti to make my connecting flight. The first plane was late and I only had a 45 min layover. Of course the gate was on the other side of the airport. I wish I had connected in Atlanta instead. Ah well. Oh, and take a pillow to splint your abdomen with. I go back to work next week. They would have written me out for 3 weeks if I had wanted, but I don't have enough PTO time. I understand your nerves. I was a basket case! But now that it's over, I look back and wonder what I was so afraid of. Honestly, the worst past is this clear liquid diet. I'm hating it. I'm hungry and while I think part of it is in my head, I'm still battling it. I think once I hit cream Soups, it will be a little more satisfing. And the nutritionist says I'm not getting enough Protein, which is why I'm hungry. I'm losing at a good pace so I'm happy. I've lost 9 pounds since surgery, 13 pounds total counting the adkins preop diet. Feel free to ask me anything. I'm happy to share Lisa
  6. Hi Ellie, I'm doing very well actually. Only problem I have had is I have felt too good and I have done way too much. I was sore the next day. I forget to be kind to my body sometimes. I want to eat and I am very bored with Clear liquids. I'm really looking forward to Sunday and bumping up to full liquids! When is your surgery? Will you be going to Dr Aceves? Lisa
  7. I just got home last night and today I posted several pictures of the hospital. The place is immaculate! Try to find a speck of dirt! House keeping cleaned my room multiple times per day. I was so impressed with the docs. They truly care about you and your needs. I was amazed how quickly my needs were met. And the fact that they gave us a spinal before the general anesthesia, so we would wake up pain free is amazing! I am recovering nicely and couldn't be more thankful to all the people involved in making me a loser! Lisa
  8. Hey, Mel, did you see the pictures I posted? What a trip! Loved spending time with you! Lisa
  9. My first step was to call the flex spending company. They said the procedure was covered and they had no problem with me using it in Mexico. My card looks just like a Visa, says Visa, and they used it at the hospital, just like a Visa. Easy peasy. I did have to pay a 3% terminal fee for swiping the card, so I paid for that separately. No problem what so ever using the card. My flex spending requires an itemized bill that includes the procedure preformed, Surgeon's name, total cost, etc. Good luck with your surgery! Lisa
  10. Good luck with your surgery! Lisa
  11. Yes, I am. I arrive in San Diego on the 14th and am scheduled to be sleeved on the 15th Lisa
  12. Where in NC are you? I'm in Statesville, which is north of Charlotte. I know there's a doc in Mooresville that does the sleeve. Probably who I would have gone to if my insurance covered wls Lisa
  13. momokev

    Packing and ready

    Good luck to you! Hope all goes smoothly!! I'll say a prayer for you! Lisa
  14. OMG What a horrible thing! Lisa
  15. Thank you Tizzy! I appreciate the prayers! Lisa

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