How healthy are you?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
How healthy are you?
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Wed, 09-09-2009 - 8:00pm

How healthy are you?



  • Strong as an Ox
  • Weekend warrior
  • Have seen better days
  • Tree sloth


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Registered: 03-09-2001
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 8:34pm
I couldn't vote. I don't consider myself "Strong as an Ox" but I am 'way better off than a "Weekend Warrior," who only exercises or is active on the weekends, LOL! :D



I walk daily with my Mika dog and just yesterday we broke my pre-heart surgery record of 4 miles. We walked 4¾ miles! Not quite six months after my surgery! ;D My heart surgeon promised I would surpass my mileage and be better than before and capable of much more, at the six month mark! He was right! WOOT! :)) I will be emailing him tomorrow with my latest news. His good work is making my return to health possible. :)



My next mileage goal? 5 miles, plus start riding my 21 speed bicycle regularly and join the local cycling club. I want to eventually ride in some local events, building up to 100 km (60 mi) event rides. :P I am ready at last to begin harder training! I have to do things at my own pace, but my surgeon assured me that my goal is realistic and reasonable, even if I am 62 now. I will never be "strong as an ox." Heck, I never was, ROFL! :P But I can definitely be in much better shape than just being "a weekend warrior." ;)



Despite the "mileage" on this old body, with hard work, continued healthy eating a la WW, and lots of TLC, I am hopeful to enjoy some good years to come. Heck, thanks to WW and my surgeon, I feel younger than I have for the last decade or more! ;)


Blessings,

Gypsy

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"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.

It is the little shadow which runs across the grass

and loses itself in the sunset.



- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator



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Dog fighting is cruelty, which is a human activity and a human illness.

It's not the dog's fault.

All dogs need to be evaluated as individuals."

--Tim Racer, one of BAD RAP's founders



http://www.badrap.org/rescue/



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Mika Dog




"All things share the same breath;

the beast, the tree, the man.

The Air shares its spirit with

all the life it supports."

--Chief Seattle



"If there are no dogs in Heaven,

then when I die I want to go where they went."

~Will Rogers



"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress

can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

~~Mahatma Gandhi





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"Life is a state of mind." ~~from Being There.



Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Registered: 01-16-2004
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 1:29am
Like gypsy, I'm not as strong as an ox, except I think she is.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 09-13-2009 - 9:57pm
You're doing everything right, Gypsy! My hat goes off to you! Btw, I turned 63 in July and wish that I had half the stamina that you do. :)

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 09-13-2009 - 9:59pm
I always thought Gypsy sounds as strong as an ox! :) Thanks for your vote and for your input, Ms Florida!

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