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Five For Friday 1/7/11

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Most of my week was medical stuff, so this one could be a tad bit boring…

1.  Medical Stuff: 

Physical therapy Tuesday and Thursday-Recumbent bike; arms only, unweighting arm work, back stabilization on half foam roller, whole body gym for legs with pelvic stabilization ball…We are trying to do the exercises in an interval fashion…2 mins of exercises, 1 min of laying down rest, 2 mins of exercises, 1 min of laying down rest….We are also trying to do exercises with high reps, and very low weight to “create energy in the tissues…”

Saw the pulmonologist for my annual asthma appointment.  Breathing looked good.  My doctor looked up EDS and did not feel it should have any effect on my breathing.  That’s a positive!

Mailed my records and my summary to Dr. Lavallee. 

Had blood work for my upcoming appointment about prolotherapy to check my free testosterone and total testosterone. 

Saw Larry and he did some cranial work. 

Went to the gynecologist to talk about birth control and family planning options. 

I weighed in at 120 pounds at the gyno and the asthma doctor; which is a much healthier weight for me than the 112 pounds I weighed in at this summer.  This is a picture from the summer when I weighed 112.  I think I look pretty gross. 

Funny how you try and lose weight all your life and then one day you find yourself trying to gain weight.  Life is crazy.

2.  Watched the Biggest Loser.  Not sure how I feel about the new trainers.  I would have picked Bob and Jillian for sure.  I already have my favorites picked out for the season.

3. Home Depot came to fix our kitchen cabinets we just had done in July.  Hopefully they will stay fixed, so I won’t have to keep harassing them. 
4.  Was/am proud of my Dad for making some healthy changes this week.  Go Dad!

5. Saturday, we went to my parent’s to cheer on the Spartans.  Everything started out great…We were all so excited and happy to watch the bowl game…

(Andy really is excited with his Spartan hard hat on if you can’t tell)

We tried to stay optimistic as we watched them struggle….

But in the end, the pumped up atmosphere fizzled as we watched them get an old fashioned spanking from Alabama…

Oh well, I’m still proud of the Spartans and the great season they had.  Better luck at a bowl game next year (hopefully).

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