Day 79. Hello Doug! Goodbye Doug!

From every week, to every two weeks, to every 3-4 weeks, I see Doug. I don’t know who would complain about physical therapy — it’s the best $15 I can recall spending in quite some time. Feels like you need to leave a tip, but I’m sure that’s frowned upon and a little creepy.

Range of motion has improved significantly from the first session and this being number 5. It is clear that Doug sees I am putting the effort in away from the hospital and he has been spending more time with me as well.

Life lesson #79 – People will match you effort for effort. If you aren’t putting in the sweat equity, honestly ask yourself if you can expect the same from someone else.

Morning weight 169.5

Today’s Meals:

  • 7:15am – Herbalife Shake.
  • 11:30am – Left, leftovers
    • 1 1/4 cup of homemade Potato Au Gratin with Quorn Grounds
    • 1/4 slice of a homemade peach galette (fancy word for pastry)
    • 8 fluid ounces of Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey to wash down my Herbalife supplements:
  • 3pm – Kind Dark Chocolate and sea salt bar
  • 5:30pm Chipotle (revisited — tasted so good yesterday, had to come back)
    • 1/2 Veggie Fajita Bowl
    • White and brown rice
    • Veggie black beans
    • Guacamole on the side
    • Sour cream on the side
    • 1/2 Large cheese quesadilla. Yesterday’s small just didn’t cut it.
  • 7:30pm – Press screening of The Grandmaster
    • Regal Theatre Popcorn with butter, small bag
    • 10 oz Sprite
  • 10pm – Kraft Easy Mac, 1/2 package
  • 10:30pm – Herbalife Mango Aloe (8 ounces) with Herbalife24 Restore to end my day
Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 3

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 4

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Food and Physical Therapy

Today’s Activities:

  • Physical therapy session #5 (4th with Doug). Learned a little more about his family during our 30+ minute sessions. Much more relaxing since session #2 (1st with Doug). It’s that awkward silence when two people are in each other’s “space” and even awkwarder when the two people are both guys. Just glad he’s a professional!
  • Since my progress is moving ahead of schedule — he initially told me that “frozen shoulder” symptoms could last more than a year. I guess I liked the challenge because I’m way ahead of the curve. I am able to hang (close grip only) from a pull-up bar. Wide grip is still too much stress and even with close grip, I can’t actually pull-up without damaging something or re-damaging something. Pull-up verdict – not worth it just yet, but I’ll get there.

This will be my last session. Expressed my sincere gratitude to Doug for his time and efforts and will continue the plan towards full recovery. Pull-ups are just around the corner.

Tuesday, 08-27-2013

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