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Taking time for myself 2005 (D) 2006 (C) 2007 (c)

Share the post “Taking time for myself 2005 (D) 2006 (C) 2007 (c)” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Taking time for yourself and lowering stress are pretty tightly coupled for me. The goals for each are almost identical. Again, I could almost post the same entry for this year as I did last year. Here is last year’s goal for 2007. My goal for next year is to have…

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Lower Stress Level 2005 (C) 2006 (B) 2007 (B-)

Share the post “Lower Stress Level 2005 (C) 2006 (B) 2007 (B-)” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I clearly have not met my 2007 goal related to stress. I have barely had a free weeknight in months. That’s why I gave myself a slightly worse score this year. My goal for the coming year is to have at least 3 weeknights a week totally free to relax as I…

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Regular Aerobic Exercise 2005 (F) 2006 (D) 2007 (F)

Share the post “Regular Aerobic Exercise 2005 (F) 2006 (D) 2007 (F)” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint This is the worst of my scores, and the area that I am least proud of. I could almost post the same text this year as I did a year ago. I made no improvement but went further downhill in 2007. Here’s my goal for 2007 from last year. My goal for…

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Heart Friendly Diet 2005 (F) 2006 (B) 2007 (B+)

Share the post “Heart Friendly Diet 2005 (F) 2006 (B) 2007 (B+)” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Today is the 2nd anniversary of my triple bypass. Diet is one of the most important things that a person with cardiac heart disease has directly under his/her control. Below is my goal from 2006 for this past year. I am far from perfect on my diet. I still have issues on…

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Heart Health Report Card for 2007

Share the post “Heart Health Report Card for 2007” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint This weekend is the second anniversary of heart attack and the beginning of my 17 day hospital stay that included a triple bypass. One of the things I was determined to do was change my life and live a healthier life. Last year I put together a report card to track my progress to a…

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2007 Resolutions

Share the post “2007 Resolutions” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I’ll post my 2007 resolution here. Maybe it will make me more apt to achieve them. Lose Weight – I think this resolution appears on most people’s list. I need to get serious about it. Ay my last cardiologist appointment, everything was great in terms of my health other than my weight. I made a promise to Dr. Shaub…

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2006 in Review

Share the post “2006 in Review” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint As I sit here at lunch, it seems appropriate to look back on 2006. Here are my joys from 2006. Heart Recovery – I finished cardiac rehab with a big bang! I credit Chris, my case worker, for a lot of the success. I scored 12.8 mets on the exit stress test. Hawaiian Cruise – Brett and I…

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Overall Health Grade 2005 (F) 2006 (C)

Share the post “Overall Health Grade 2005 (F) 2006 (C)” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint If you read my posts during the past week, you know that I have been assessing my health a year after my heart attack. Overall I rate myself as a “C”. That’s way above the “F” I rated myself in 2005. I have come a long way but have along way to go. I…

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Prevention of Future Attack 2005 (F) 2006 (B)

Share the post “Prevention of Future Attack 2005 (F) 2006 (B)” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Overall it’s possible to manage your health to prevent a future heart attack. You can’t control the factors you inherit from your family. I have plenty of these since most of my father’s family died from heart disease. The combination of a low fat diet, aerobic exercise and lowering stress are the big…

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Taking time for myself 2005 (D) 2006 (C)

Share the post “Taking time for myself 2005 (D) 2006 (C)” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint When I first decided to measure myself on this criteria, I didn’t realize how close it aligned with stress. Looking at yesterday’s post, I seem to attribute stress to lack of time for myself or too much time volunteering. It is an interesting balance that I have to play in my life. I…

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