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Cardio Rehab Journal Week 21

IMG_6236It finally happened, my sixteenth week of the Cardio Rehab Program I have been diligently following.

I arrived at the hospital knowing it was possibly going to be my last week but not sure. No one called me or told me after my stress test that I was for sure graduating. So I came to the class like any other class, ready to exercise. I was on the treadmill and the manager of my program came over to chat with me like she did any other day. I finally asked her if I was going to graduate today and she said “yes!”

She went onto to tell me how well I did on my stress test the week before. I went longer than the last time I did my stress test. 2 minutes longer. I did 13 minutes. Yeah, I beat my mark! I was hoping I would but forgot to ask the nurse after my stress test.

Then she told me she had never had someone in all her years or working at the Cardio Rehab Program had someone do so well, both in my goals and my health. She called me the “Poster Boy for Cardiovascular Program!”

After the hour of exercise they had a special ceremony to tell everyone I was graduating. I was even given a diploma and I got to say a few words. Very official.

August 10, 2013 at 4:27 PM Leave a comment

Cardio rehab journal Week 20

I had my stress test this past week and it seemed to go well. I get the results next week and possibly will be graduating from my rehab exercise class. I’ll keep you posted.

But the exciting news is what happened before that stress test. Of course you remember I had to get a blood test (not my favourite thing to do). Also last week I got a blood test and results came back quickly. While I was waiting to be called to do my stress test Robin came over and sat beside me and wanted me to know how good the results were from the blood test.

She told me that she had never seen anyone not only bring down their bad cholesterol but bring up their good cholesterol. She even put the word “great” on my paper with a smiley face. I told her I was going to show my kids and put it on the fridge. And I did! haha.

July 14, 2013 at 9:56 PM 1 comment

Drastic change

Four inches and almost 20 pounds. I can prove it, take a look……

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July 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM Leave a comment

Lifestyle change

One of the benefits of cardio rehab that I didn’t mention in my past posts was not only was eating healthy and exercising regularly but I started to loose weight and started to look much healthier. Since I started getting serious about this lifestyle change I have lost almost 20 pounds and 4 inches. Check out the pictures below of the changes just in my face. Drastic!

I still have another 10 or so pounds to go to get to my goal weight but I am on my way. I even bought a golf shirt to wear when I reach that goal weight. When you see me wear it you know I reached my goal!

The first picture is just before I started eating healthy in January, the second is of me right after I got out of the hospital and the last was a few weeks ago when I was on a Daddy-daughter-date with Faith.

July 1, 2013 at 5:32 PM 2 comments

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