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See Yourself as Wonderful

See Yourself as Wonderful

More often than not I project a negative outlook of myself. I know it is not a healthy thing to do, but I do have my doubts, fears and anxieties in life.

I have a friend, her name is Lisa, and she has over the years overcome many obstacles that have been placed in front of her life. She still faces new ones head on with bravery, bravado, persistence and tenacity and does her best to keep a positive outlook despite life’s ups and downs. Her persistence in remaining positive will pay off with great rewards in the future.

One thing Lisa is really good at is helping people. She is a friend that I can count on to build my confidence, inspire me to think more highly of myself and look for the positive things in life. She recently sent me this little checklist of attributes that apply to me. They are all presented in this clever alpha list:

You are artistic, buoyant, clever, determined, extraordinary, friendly, generous, helpful, independent, jaunty, kind, level-headed, memorable, notable, outstanding, persistent, quick-witted, realistic, skilled, thoughtful, understanding, valuable, wonderful, (e)xact, youthful, and zealous. Today’s alphabet of you!

Thank you Lisa for being such a good friend.

 

I Need to Blog More Here

It’s been months since I last updated this blog. In a nutshell, I am doing OK. More than two years after my heart attack, I can safely say that I am still here. I am struggling with several aspects of my life, but trying my best to hold my own.

December 26, 2017 was my two year anniversary of the heart attack. December 30, 2017 was two years to the day of my open heart surgery. You can read all about this stuff at the beginning of this blog.

As I may have mentioned in the last post, I will be posting stuff that is also non-health related… Here is a questionnaire I answered from one of my Facebook friends, Marie from San Diego CA. She often posts these kinds of questions… 

Here are the questions and my answers:

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? crackers
2. Where was your profile pic taken? Huh? 😀
3. Worst physical pain you’ve experienced: hours, days and weeks after open heart surgery
4. Favorite place you’ve been? Home in Hawaii
5. How late did you stay up last night?12:00am
6. If you could move somewhere else, where would you move to? 2 miles north of Hilo.
7. Which of your Facebook friends lives the closest to you? No one within a 1 mile radius of my home location.
8. When was the last time you cried? Recently
9. Who took your profile picture? I never take pictures of myself to post in public spaces…. especially now that facial recognition is becoming more of the norm.
11. What’s your favorite season? summer
12. If you could have any career, what would it be? disc jockey on late night music radio
13. What was the last book you read? “Billionaire at the Barricades…” by Laura Ingraham
14. If you could talk to ANYONE right now who would it be? God.
15. Are you a good influence? Marginally
16. Does pineapple belong on a pizza? Sometimes
17. You have the remote, what channel will you choose? Fox News
18. 2 people who you think would play ? No one
19. Last concert you attended? Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
20. Favorite type of food: steak – of course I haven’t had beef in a long time now. I can still dream. 

The first sunrise of 2018. Lately I have not been taking many photos. I wonder why.

Yes I’m Still Alive!

Fuji Apple

It’s been a few months since the last blog post. I am happy to report that 1. I am still alive and 2. I try to live my life the best as I possibly can within the tight confines of my situation. No I have not regressed on a downward spiral. Fact is at my last check-up on April 6, I did fairly good.

My vitals are ok.

  • Weight 220 lbs. down from 231 in October.
  • Blood Pressure 120/64 April 6
  • Blood Pressure Today 114/70 (home test)

I am taking several regular medications but that has been reduced from the many I used to take shortly after I got out of surgery. It has been more than a year now since the heart surgery.

I am also eating healthier though I sometimes have to enjoy myself and indulge once in awhile. Mostly though it is fish or skinless boneless chicken, vegetables, lots of onions, no salt, drinking only water 99% of the time, eating some breads with spreads for breakfast. I also eat oatmeal fairly regularly with only water and cinnamon added in – no sugar. I should do a healthy food post.

Exercise – I try to walk 2 miles every day and for the most part I do. Best times for walking is early in the morning or early evening. Once in a while I walk right smack in the middle of the day. Been keeping track of most of my walk with pedometer software installed on 2 of the 3 smart-phones I own (only one of them is connected to an active service).

I’ll write more about walking, eating, health technology, and whatever else.

However I am writing to let you know that I am expanding the scope of the blog to include other stories in my life, such as job hunting, past accomplishments, photos essays and whatever. I do have separate blogs to cover many of those (look at the sidebar) but perhaps some of those types of topics may be cross-posted here.

Until the next post, aloha!

Colorful Veggies
Photos appearing on this page and the rest of the blog were taken by me unless noted.