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October Exercise Challenge


Guest Leslie2Lose

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Great to see everyone going gangbusters to start off the new month!:lol:

As for me, I had a class the last 3 days and was away from work. But, still at the exercise.

Tues-65 minutes on elliptical.

Wed-ran on the treadmill for 15 minutes for a total of 1.71 miles. Wanted to see if I could get the new SWAT team pt time of 8 minutes in. I did it in 7:45.:w00t:. Followed that with 45 minutes on the elliptical.

Thur-65 minutes on elliptical.

Today-working early day shift. In for cardio afterwards.

Also, thought I would share a little ad campaign I'm involved with up here. The WLS clinic I went through is doing this in partnership with the state of MN. Check out these links:

Bariatric Surgery Center - Bariatric Surgery | Park Nicollet Health Services

Stay Healthy Minnesota - Joe and Tammy Padula

There are a couple of TV commercials as well, but I only have those on my email. Can't find them online.

Not looking for any kudos or anything. Just thought I would share with you guys.

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Ceradad - I'm such a gooey sap; I love your story. It's so wonderful and I'm so happy for you! Your wife sounds like a God send. :lol:

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Ceradad - I'm such a gooey sap; I love your story. It's so wonderful and I'm so happy for you! Your wife sounds like a God send. :lol:

Thank you very much.

And, you are correct. I don't think they put it in there enough how lucky I feel that she has been there for me. Not once in the past 13 mos. has she complained about me exercising so much. That alone is worth more than words can say.

Here is a link to all the photos they took of all the patients they are using for this campaign:

http://nielsen-photography.com/PNBariatric/

I was also chosen, with my family, to do a poster for the clinics to put up.

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Not looking for any kudos or anything. Just thought I would share with you guys.

but you KNOW you'll get it anyway!!!! great story and cera is adorable.

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but you KNOW you'll get it anyway!!!! great story and cera is adorable.

True. But maybe, by saying that, I am actually encouraging kudos to be given.:lol:

And, thank you. Not only cute, but VERY smart. Way smarter than me. I've been saying since the day she was born that I am the dummest one in our family. And, that includes the dog. :w00t:

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Well, I know I'm smarter than ONE of the dogs...I think. :lol:

I was just thinking this morning about DH being so great. I was on the treadmill and I could hear the Water running in the kitchen as he was doing the dishes. He was helping DD get Breakfast.

I felt truly blessed to have someone understand and help. I have gone so many years being the one to do it all, and now I feel guilty for taking the time away from me. Part of my "Oh, I dunno about a gym" fears is that I'd be outside the home for at least an hour longer each day.

Guilt sucks.

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A big WOOT! for Ceradad!:w00t:

Your family is adorable, and your story is inspiring...many, many kudos to you and your lovely wife and your cutie-pie daughter. I know you are going to enjoy many more years with them...

Congrats again - I know you'll encourage others by sharing your story!:lol:

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Guest Leslie2Lose

What an inspirational story Ceradad! Beautiful family...I know you must be so proud. Here's kuddos from me!!!!

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Well, I know I'm smarter than ONE of the dogs...I think. :lol:

I was just thinking this morning about DH being so great. I was on the treadmill and I could hear the Water running in the kitchen as he was doing the dishes. He was helping DD get Breakfast.< /p>

I felt truly blessed to have someone understand and help. I have gone so many years being the one to do it all, and now I feel guilty for taking the time away from me. Part of my "Oh, I dunno about a gym" fears is that I'd be outside the home for at least an hour longer each day.

Guilt sucks.

i decided when i woke up from surgery that i WAS going to be 100% selfish about ME! for yrs i took care of everyone and everything else & look where it got me - 75lbs heavier.

i don't have children - and admire you all who do the balancing act; i look at it this way .... only i can fix me, my husband got to goal in 6 months w/out walking into the gym, and he's an ex college football player. he finally got the picture that if he wanted time w/me, he needed to put the tennis shoes on....

these days i get PISSED if my time at the gym is the least bit interupted...i've gotten a bit obsessed that way, but it's better than a bag o' chips:)

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Park Nicollet ~ Bariatric

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now are you tatted up ceradad???? i heart ya more:tongue: LOL

ps - no cowboy shirt in the football pic???

Oh yes, I am tatted up. They just strategically placed me so you couldn't see them. I'll list them off for you.

Right shoulder-Timberwolves logo.

Right forearm-Cowboys star with "There is only one star" in writing below. Got this one in Dallas last year when I went down for the Cowboys/Vikings game. Figured if I am going to get a Cowboys tat, may as well get it where they will have pride in doing it. Great place called Skin Voice. Hole in the wall, but great guys just down Airport Frwy from Texas Stadium.

Left shoulder-Cross (kind of tribal art)

Left upper arm (from just below elbow to the bottom of the cross)-Tribal art that has Ceras name above a heart and DW's initials inside all of it. Space for another addition to the family if we are so lucky.

Left forearm-The letters "USA" scrolled down with the flag inside the lettering.

Right thigh-Tigger dancing a jig.

The left arm is one big collaboration. Together they mean: God, family, country. Which is very important to me as you can tell by my auto sig.

I have more planned someday, but DW is putting the foot down a little bit. Says she doesn't want to be married to a circus freak. I keep telling her she was too late with that one when she agreed to marry me.:lol:

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Okay - I did it! I signed up to go to a gym tonight after work.

I just called to ask about it, and the guy asked when would I like to come in.

Come in? Huh? I wasn't ready!!!

But, I said, "Today, around 5pm."

Okay, I need moral advice:

My DD is 11 and the age to join is 12...she's tall for her age (people usually think she's 13-14). Should I lie?

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Ceradad - big ups on the tats - my hubby just got his first! Self-designed, looks like the Incredible Hulk is busting out of his chest. He's busy planning for another one on the other side...I'll have to post a pic soon. They've gotten all the color done, and it looks great.

Glou - tell them about your DD. They might require you to sign a release (cause she's just a tad under age) but they might not. Make sure she stays with you until she learns the machines and is confident in controlling them. My daughter joined our original gym with us at 15, though the gym limit was 16. Because my hubby and I stayed with her quite a while until she was confident, they had no trouble with it.

Go for it Glou! :lol:

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It was a little funny...over the phone I asked what kind of identification they needed to sign her up and they guy said, "We trust you."

I sorta laughed hysterically. I'm sure he thought I was nuts, but I'm really not a good liar. I envision going in, they'll ask if she's 12 and I'll just get wide-eyed and nod.

She's 1/2 way to 12...that counts, right?

Thanks guys. She needs the same as I do. I'm getting her tested next Thurs for diabetes and thyroid. She's gained weight, even though she's been dieting and exercises. Right now she's 168!!! That's with WW and being on the treadmill almost every night, plus PE at school.

The doctor said to only do cardio for her, not weight lifting, so the treadmill has been pretty good. She's tall, so the doctor wasn't too worried, but was still concerned over the gain. Well, yeah! She's not that tall!

Okay...sorry...just rambled a lot!

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