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  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    My brother and 2 of his friends & their dog stayed overnight on their way out west to hunt pheasants; so that was a fun evening & morning. DH, Bruno & I took a nice hike this afternoon and I went to Yoga tonight.

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    I'm going on a Dog Walk in a few minutes and am going to check out a new class tonight. Here is the description: "Capoeira is a captivating Brazilian martial art that seamlessly blends
    physical prowess, cultural heritage, and rhythmic expression. This
    dynamic practice offers a myriad of benefits to its practitioners."

    *I'll let you know how it goes.

  • ginger48
    ginger48 Member Posts: 1,437
    edited October 2023

    Nice to see you here, Coffee. I agree the people on this page motivate me to keep moving. I wish more would come back

    Welcome, Bluebird!

    Wonderland- I hope you haven’t had any more Afib episodes!

    Ruth- wonderful pictures. I have not heard of that class before. Did you like it?

    Thinking of Karen and her daughter. Praying both are well

    Did Zumba this morning. Going to see the Taylor Swift concert movie with a friend tomorrow. Her teens all went with friends so she needed a buddy to go with.

  • wonderland
    wonderland Member Posts: 2,696
    edited October 2023

    Ruth: your new class sounds crazy. How was it?

    Ginger: My friend went to the movie and loved it. Wore a special Swiftie shirt and made friendship bracelets to hand out.

    Walked yesterday and today. Tomorrow I'm going to a 6 acre corn maze. Should be fun if I don't get lost.

  • bluebird555
    bluebird555 Member Posts: 23

    Wow what was Capoeira like @ruthbru ?

    @ginger48 thank you! I needed this sort of inspiration

    friday i missed my exercise, saturday 37 min walk/run on treadmill - today 38 min walk/run on treadmill plus 25 min infrared sauna and 15 min yoga stretches

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    I can't really describe Capoeira, so have put the video above so you can see it yourself. I am not sure if I like it or not (it definitely is a workout for the mind to keep track of the moves), but I will try it a few more times anyway to see what I think of it once I have some of the moves down.

    I'm off to a Pound/Barre class in a few minutes.

  • wonderland
    wonderland Member Posts: 2,696

    Ruth: If you keep doing the class I would be afraid to meet you in a dark alley. You'd beat my a$$!

    Went to a 6 acre corn maze today with dh and dd. We decided to stick together and not separate. Took us 45 minutes and almost 2 miles of walking to find the exit. A soft drink, popcorn, and a hayride followed. Fun day!

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    Love those pictures, Wonderland!

    I think you're safe in the alley. I think I'm about 40 years too old to kick or move like the girls in the video.....no matter how many classes I take! 😆

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    SNOW is predicted for the end of the week so I spent the day digging up annuals, cutting back perennials, and putting plant stands & other garden/yard stuff in the storage shed. We still have all the raking to do so hopefully the weather will hold out for a couple days. I went to Pound tonight.

  • bluebird555
    bluebird555 Member Posts: 23

    Love these photos! @wonderland

    Capoeira looks like quite a workout in all aspects @ruthbru - good for you for being so adventurous

    Logging 15 minutes Yoga stretches plus 38 minutes walk/run on Sunday and Monday on setting 6 - my goal is 42 min every day plus yoga etc and to increase the intensity once I have made some progress at 42 min…slowly getting there. I didnt do any weights last week to let the shoulder heal - and it is getting better.

    I had chemo dense dose every two weeks from end of March to mid July - I started on the treadmill at 10-15 minutes on a low setting of 3 during chemo but was only doing it 2X a week on the off weeks when I was able or I would do 10-15 min on elliptical at the same low setting…I went for walks too when it was fine out

    It was hard for me to maintain my weight during chemo - my body seemed to need alot of energy and I fasted for three days surrounding the chemo infusion - I was pretty much eating constantly otherwise but mainly fruit/veg/nuts and chicken with healthy fats - you have to eat ALOT to make up the calories and I wasn't used to eating so healthy. I lost 40 lbs through the process and I had to reassure my oncologist that it was the chemo and change in diet - I consumed alot of protein to assist

    I was able to maintain my weight since July but it feels like I cannot miss a meal. For a long time I had that very gaunt look that made me look quite ill I think - but honestly I gained two pounds last week and I think that I am turning a corner - I don't feel like I look like skin draped over bones with no muscle anymore - I am seeing an ever so slight improvement this week…my neck still kinda gives it away - but I feel hopeful

    Long story - I just feel hopeful since the weight gain i guess and wanted to share…

    Good news! My husband and I are looking into renting an RV to take us and the four dogs on a weekend getaway - we haven't been on a holiday or weekend away since we started caring for my Dad in 2018 but my brother has stepped up a bit in this last month to assist so :-))

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    Yea bluebird, glad you are starting to feel more like yourself & making some fun plans! Even with exercise etc. I think it took me about 2 years post-treatment to feel perfectly normal….so it does take time!

    I had a haircut/color this morning & we are meeting some friends for lunch in a few minutes. Even though it is pretty chilly, I will probably go on a dog walk this afternoon & yoga tonight. We may get SNOW at the end of the week. Yuck!!

  • trmtab
    trmtab Member Posts: 830

    Was thinking of you yesterday Ruth when I was driving to school and NPR said SNOW in your part of the world, yikes! We have had some cool nights (low-40's) but mainly nice days (mid-60's) and next week will bring in a run of days in the 70's…way too early for snow for me (SE Virginia for our new friends).

    Wow that workout is wild…your rec center is so adventurous, always impressed.

    This semester is really becoming overwhelming for me…lucky to get to the gym 3 days a week, 4-5 is rare and my usual 6 days a week hasn't happened since August, ugh!!!!

    I am getting my COVID and flu shots later this week, two weeks ahead of a flight to Atlanta and a 1000+ person conference…want to be all boosted up! Will get my RSV at some point.

    Looking forward to Halloween next week, got this new decoration this year. TT

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691
    edited October 2023

    Very cute decoration, TT.

    I got my flu shot last Friday & will get the Covid this Friday. I am going to ask at my annual physical about the RSV. I ended up doing 90 minutes of raking today….the only time of the year when I don't like all the trees in my yard! Here are a couple more pictures from the wedding.

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    The Wednesday Walking Women are in a Halloween mood!


  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    We are in a Winter Storm Warning for tomorrow! 😱

  • wonderland
    wonderland Member Posts: 2,696
    edited October 2023

    Bluebird: How wonderful that you are gaining some weight. I did AC+T dose dense (I think that's what you did) and lost 10 pounds. I packed them back on during radiation bc all I wanted to eat was the bad kind of carbohydrates - Snicker Bars. honey buns, etc. Couldn't get enough of them. I had to take control and limit them as treats. Can't wait to hear where you have decided to go on your getaway!

    TT: LOVE LOVE LOVE your Great Pumpkin decoration!

    Ruth: Your wedding pictures are wonderful. Love the mother/son dance photo. Warms my heart! Great WWW picture. I can't even think about snow.

    Well, I went back into afib yesterday afternoon and 30 hours later I'm back to normal. Called my cardiologist this morning. He has upped my medication. I'm on the lowest dose there is so I have room to increase it. This medication has been so good to me since 2019 and I'm really hoping the increase will keep my heart rhythm in sync.

    Edited to add: F'ing cancer. F'ing afib. Thanks for listening!

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    Dang, Wonderland, hope the medication adjustment does the trick.

    I tried out that new class again tonight; still not sure what I think about it.

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    I'm going to Dance2fit and Yoga tonight.

    Here is something interesting from research article that was recently published (which I found here on BCO…I've edited it down to what I think are the most important points):

    People with a history of cancer who met national exercise guidelines had a 25% lower risk of dying from any cause, including cancer, in the 16 years after being diagnosed compared to people who didn’t exercise, according to a study.

    The research was published online on Aug. 31, 2023, by the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

    Many studies have shown that being physically active every day can reduce your risk of breast cancer. If you’ve been diagnosed, exercise can reduce your risk of recurrence (the cancer coming back).

    Exercise is so important that the American Cancer Society and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend that people who’ve been diagnosed with cancer build up to at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week.


    The researchers’ analysis showed that exercisers had a 25% lower risk of dying from any cause during follow up compared to non-exercisers. This lower risk of dying from any cause for exercisers was seen five years after diagnosis and lasted for at least 20 years after diagnosis.

    Finding the motivation, energy, and time to exercise nearly every day can be tough. But as this and other studies show, exercise is one of the best ways to keep both your body and your mind healthy.

  • wonderland
    wonderland Member Posts: 2,696

    “If exercise could be packaged in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” - Robert Butler, National Institute on Aging, written in 1978

    Thanks for posting the research article, Ruth. I had my mx in Nov. 2006 and treatments in 2007. I don't want to ever have cancer again! That's a lot of motivation for me.

    But dang this afib. My 3 episodes I have had recently were all exercise induced. That's what happened in 2019 when I was diagnosed. I was walking and suddenly became weak and out of breath. So right now I'm taking it easy and not moving fast. Got to let my higher dose of meds kick in. I've been active today with lots of movement, just not fast, get-your-heart-rate-up type of movement. But that's ok! I'm listening to my body and heeding what she's telling me.

  • bluebird555
    bluebird555 Member Posts: 23

    catching up with you wonderful people

    @ruthbru absolutely beautiful photos

    @trmtab that looks great

    @wonderland I am so glad that your cardiologist is on it!

    Those stats are shocking - 25% - I will take it!! Thank you for the inspiration

    Logging 20min + 30 min walk/run on treadmill setting 6 plus 15 min yoga stretches for Oct 25 and Oct 26…hoping to focus on weights today… Last night I was too tired to exercise and sat down with a book - I opened up the book by Chris Wark on beating cancer - the first sentence I read is "You have to put in the hard work!" so I marched myself downstairs and I am so glad that I did

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    Good job, bluebird!

    We woke up to 5 inches of snow. Boo! I shoveled, took a chilly dog walk, got my Covid booster and now have been cleaning the house. I might do a 30 minute toning DVD before I sit down and do nothing!

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    The Covid booster kicked our butts, so yesterday was pretty quiet. I've been doing yardwork this afternoon and am soon off to yoga.

  • wonderland
    wonderland Member Posts: 2,696
    edited October 2023

    Bluebird: Cancer is indeed hard work!

    Ruth: Yikes on the snow! and Yikes on the covid shot. Hope it's getting better for you and dh.

    Yesterday was the big festival in my town. Very happy to not have to park cars and just be able to go and enjoy the fun and music. Ds came home for the weekend. We made a scary Halloween meal for lunch today. Here are a few pictures.

    Pimento Cheese Jack-O-Lantern Dip for Tortilla Chips

    Eyes

    Jason mask cukes (next time I will get the seedless cucumbers) and pumpkin carrots

    Hotdog fingers (they look so gross!)

    Cute monster hamburgers

    Mummy twice baked potatoes

    I'm making Intestines for dessert

  • bluebird555
    bluebird555 Member Posts: 23

    @ruthbru snow! egads

    @wonderland well that is AWESOME

    We live in the country so not much happening here for Hallowe'en but we dressed up for my niece to give her treats in exchange for Halloween jokes …here are some photos - don't mind the mess

    Rested Saturday, Sunday 38 min walk/run level 6…walk amongst the leaves

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691
    edited October 2023

    Cute 'dog bats'! Bruno will probably be a vampire again. This picture was from last year when it was 65 degrees. This year the predicted high is 28. Brrrrrr!


  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,652

    You are all so inspiring!! Keep it up!

  • ruthbru
    ruthbru Member Posts: 46,691

    I walked indoors with two friends this morning, ran errands most of the afternoon & will be going to Pound in a couple minutes.

  • sarahmaude
    sarahmaude Member Posts: 323

    Haven't been here in a long time! It's great to see such happy photos and seeing you all doing so well.

    I'm glad to say that I'm finally able to sustain some good working out. I found a yoga studio close to my house and have gone there for 3-4 times a week for the past 3 weeks. I love it! It's great activity and very mentally positive for me.

    I've been really challenged with what my MO says are Arimidex effects causing me to struggle with my weight. All the normal things I've done to maintain or lose are not working. As someone who went most of my life never worrying about weight gain, it's an unhappy experience. I'm just going to focus on healthy nutrition and being as active as I can for now. I'm pleased that I'm doing as okay as I am in my yoga classes for someone who turns 60 in 14 months.

  • trmtab
    trmtab Member Posts: 830
    edited October 2023

    Love these kinds of challenges…keeps me on track as do all of you!

    Our weather bottomed out today with a 30+ degree drop…yesterday was 82 at sunset, today 50 and drizzle, yuck.

    Those finger hot dogs are really gross,…Happy Halloween all. TT