It's hard to stay hydrated

Ken Gipe
Mar 23, 2010

Jan. 26: Today was kind of a blah day. Eating went OK, but didn't get to eat dinner until almost 10 p.m., so it was very long between my late afternoon snack and dinner. Got very hungry and gave into some bread with my meat and rice. I am hoping for a good report at the end of the week. I feel better most of the time.

Jan. 27: Did great during the day, but it was busy at work and didn't drink enough. I am finding it hard to keep drinking liquids. My quantity of food has not been difficult to deal with, but planning ahead of time is difficult. My swim meet was cancelled because of the weather so we went out to eat. I had six wings and some fries, but was quite full. I normally would have eaten all 10 and a whole large order of fries, along with three or four full strength Cokes. Maybe the stomach is shrinking?

Jan. 28: This was one of the most difficult days physically that I have had in a long time. I had an early morning workout with Trevor and he "beat me up." I then went to work for about an hour and then off to the hospital for the second part of my "stress test."

This was postponed from last week because I take a beta blocker for my blood pressure and it would not allow my heart rate to get high enough to complete the test. I went off of my meds for three days and then we did the test on the treadmill. Every three minutes, the treadmill increased in speed and incline. After about 12 minutes, I was getting very tired and my heart rate was more than 150 beats per minute. Then, the medication was injected and I continued for about another 30 to 40 seconds and then the test was over and the treadmill slowed down.

After resting for a bit, I was given water to drink. The best part was that I got to eat a bag of Fritos to replace some of the sodium and to help clear out the contrast solution. Then, I had to lie on an X-ray machine while it took pictures of my heart to compare to the resting pictures taken a week before - result to follow next week.

Then, I got to go back to work and brushed snow off of cars for a couple of hours. It was heavy snow and I got a very good supplemental cardio workout, in addition to making my arms feel very heavy. Got home and had a bowl of chili, worked on swim meet stuff for an hour or so and collapsed. For the first time in years, I did not wake up at all until the alarm went off for another 6:30 a.m. work out with Trevor.

Jan. 29: Today's workout was hard because we had to speed everything up because we did a weigh-in and measurement session. Trevor has made some adjustments in the workouts to work my weaker areas. He added sets in some cases, increased weight in some cases and increased reps in most cases. We have decided that because of my swim schedule and his work schedule that we will only be doing two workouts a week through February. I have only had nine workouts and have lost 26 pounds and 8 inches. My body fat percentage has dropped almost 3 percent, my body mass index dropped 3.6 to 41.3. I would like to get into the mid 20s. My biggest inch loss was in my waist of 2.75 inches and my hips, 1.5 inches. Overall, I am very happy with my accomplishments this month. I need to really work on the nutritional part both in planning and consumption.

Comments

Anonymous

Eriie County certainly lost out on some talented people when both Republican candidates lost. We might have expected more attention toward being ready for our future if the Republicans were elected.

I suspect the Democrats will spend more time than we would like on trying to keep control of the issues arise rather than setting a new and exciting agenda.

I hope I am wrong. I suspect that I am not.

What

kind of a "new and exciting agenda" can 3 small county commissioners provide any way??? I suspect you'll see emphasis on the 250 corridor development and more infrastructure improvements. You sure as he11 aren't going to get any new manufacturing jobs since they are being wiped out all over the world. Printy and Hayberger wouldn't have done any more than what is going to happen anyway.

Anonymous

talented candidates got elected!!!!

Anonymous

has been indicted in the Cuyahoga County fiasco Mr. Jackson. So how bad is it??? Purely political....the whole swooping down of agents in Eliot Ness style and what have they proven in 7 months now?? NOT ONE THING!!!!

Anonymous

Its a shame you can't somehow monitor more closely or require some sort of registration to prevent some of the comments on your site. Its pretty bad when a person's obituary becomes a chalkboard for comments about the cause of death, the reasons, method, etc. or an article about someone's career becomes a launching site for comments on his marital fidelity.

I feel sorry for any poor Joe or Jane who gets his or her name in your paper, then has to read all the personal attacks from whomever has an ax to grind or a grudge.

Anonymous

If the monitored the comments and did something about all the hate then they would not have as much traffic.

I also find it funny that he says that the hardcopy paper circulation is aprox. 60,000 when they only print around 23,000 papers on a weekday, and just a couple thousand more on Sunday. Not to mention the hundred to thousands of returns from the dealers everyday.

Anonymous

I must say the obituaries are more exciting than Nicks crappy blogs.

Anonymous

Somebody better be proving something because all these corrupt dirt-bags sure have ruined OHIO!

Anonymous

but wait--there's more http://www.libsci.sc.edu/SCEIS/e...

dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/roi/index.cfm

Anonymous

As a business librarian in a public library in Michigan, I would have to say that there are additional economic impact factors that you may not realize. Your library cardholders have access to thousands of dollars of databases per year to provide information useful to business owners

http://www.cpl.org/index.php?q=n...

These databases can obviate the necessity to purchase mailing lists that the small business owner may not be able to afford, as well as provide information on industry sectors, potential customers and suppliers, and market trends--all because you have a Sandusky library card.

Your business librarian can help with market research, the writing of a business plan, and sources on every aspect of management and marketing, be it on LinkedIn or Ebay. You need only contact the business department at

216.623.2927

Business@cpl.org

or by going to this address:

http://bus.cpl.org/

Ohio, like Michigan, has been hit hard by the departure of many manufacturing jobs. Small businesses may be one of the key components of economic revitalization. Libraries are key partners to get them the information they need.

Please use your column to get this word out, since you are a "frequent flier" at the library yourself.

Tom Jackson

In this connection, it's worth adding that the Huron Public Library has a collection of resources for people interested in starting a business, and also makes free advice from experts available. Anne Hinton, the director, is very interested in how libraries can be used to promote economic development.

Anonymous

Thanks, Tom

Anonymous

I'm sorry if I gave the wrong impression, but what I said is that the newspaper REACHES that many people. Paid circulation is less than half of that to be sure, but research both in our own market and across the country documents that each copy of the paper is read 2 to 2.5 times, on average. Obviously, some get thrown away after one person scans the front page, and others get sit in the coffee shop all day where they're read by fifty people, but that's what it averages out to.

--Nicholas White

Anonymous

Angel Food is an alternate food Ministry that provides greater variety. They have a $30 monthly Menu, Plus they have a Senior prepared food program, Additional "Grill Box" and "Fruit & Vegetable Box" and a "Holiday Dinner Box" available. This program is available through Sandusky Alliance Church. E-mail address is: www.sanduskycma.org or Call 419-626-8730 Extension 16. Orders due for December on the 6th with pickup on the 13th at Sandusky Alliance at corner of Warren and Finch Sts.
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Anonymous

I think under the latest UAW contract new hires max out at about 18 dollars per hour. With fewer benefits, too.

I read in the Plain Dealer about PNC setting aside tens of millions of dollars from the money they received from the federal government in order to give severance pay to the top execs from National City. And they don't want to help the car companies because those guys on the line make too much?

All that fussing with the Big 3 CEO's about needing to see a plan......and they pumped another 200 million into Citigroup without even a committee meeting.

More than a little bit of class warfare and union busting going on here for sure.

Anonymous

them corrupt just because the Plain Dealer wrties a story a day about the invasion of a Democratic County by a Republican President?? THEY HAVE INDICTED NOBODY IN 7 MONTHS!!!! NOT ONE!!! All show Baby All show!!!

Anonymous

Recycle newspapers, cardboard, glass containers, metal cans and some plastic containers. I found that I was throwing out over 90% of recyclables into the trash. Trash pickup cost me about $60 every three months. Now I buy those curbside trash bags and have lowered my trash pickup to about $10 every three months. I drop off recyclables when I drive past the recycle stations. I also have a small compost pile in the back.

Meg

I wasn't aware that asking for additional funding when you're swamped by extra people meant libraries were asking for a stimulus package. As a librarian, I assumed it meant we were asking for the money needed to do the job the public was asking us to do. Right now, I'm being absolutely BURIED in people coming in to use the library's resources (because they can't afford to go out and buy information they used to, to look for work and apply for jobs, to ask for help to apply for jobs, to take our classes for free to learn basic computer skills, and for many other services that they just can't get elsewhere suddenly). When the economy tanks, library use goes up, way up. That costs more money. Libraries are asking for an increase in federal funding at a time when a lot of local funding and endowments are in jeopardy. I would say we're doing our job and generally have been making do with heavier traffic and the same budgets--or smaller. We succeed in our missions and have increased demand. I'd say that's the opposite of the Big 3, wouldn't you?

Anonymous

this is the most useful, tasteful thing I have read in this paper...in my life.

thanks!

Gulliver

If you are willing to be entertained by fewer channels, you can ask for the most economical version of cable television. You get few channels, but the price is around 14.00. My friend has it cuz she can't afford the 50.00 version of "basic" cable.

Anonymous

get gas at Krogers with your krogers plus discount card. the card is free to get and the savings at the pump is 20 cents off per gallon for every $50 in food purchases per month.

So, if you spend $50 on groceries-I believe you can get 15-30 (cant remember which) gallons of gas for 20 cents off....or 1 fill-up.

If you spend $50 per week-every week you can get 20 cents off per fill-up.

Anonymous

American public libraries are the best heritage of American culture. They were an example for the rest of the world. Let us hope they can fulfill their importants tasks also in the future.
Hans Krol, Heemstede, the Netherlands

Sue Daugherty

Serving Our Seniors has about 20 new glucometers donated to them. If anyone age 60+ needs a new one they should call our office. 624-1856

We have also had a supply of diabetic test strips donated to us from families whose loved one has passed away. These diabetic test strips are expensive if you don't have insurance to cover them. Again call our office and tell us what type of test strips you need, and if we have them... they're yours for free.

One last thing... we have also had a supply of disposable undergarments donated to our office. These too are expensive to purchase. We can give them to you for free.

Anonymous

I work for a public library and like everyone else we are indeed facing economic cuts - hours may be shortened, libraries may close completely and people will lose jobs. We are a vital resource for those looking for work, as you say. But I agree...when there ar ehomeless and hungry people in greater numbers than we can remember recently...why are we giving money to car manufacturers and banks? The truly needy people won't be buying cars or houses. Wake up Washington!

NANCY

I have to agree with BekiLynn and Meg in their notions of libraries as an important resource, especially in times of dire need. Yes - feed the hungry and aid the homeless, but more and more as official and unofficial community center, libraries are expected to supply information, act as clearing houses, teach people computer skills, resume and cover letter writing skills, provide research for jobs, act as resources and supply internet connections (since they have to cancelled their home connections due to costs). While the Federal government is bailing out banks and car manufacterers, why not bail out an institution that actually HELPS people on a daily basis?

And yes, I AM a public librarian!

NANCY

I have to agree with BekiLynn and Meg in their notions of libraries as an important resource, especially in times of dire need. Yes - feed the hungry and aid the homeless, but more and more as official and unofficial community center, libraries are expected to supply information, act as clearing houses, teach people computer skills, resume and cover letter writing skills, provide research for jobs, act as resources and supply internet connections (since they have to cancelled their home connections due to costs). While the Federal government is bailing out banks and car manufacterers, why not bail out an institution that actually HELPS people on a daily basis?

And yes, I AM a public librarian!

jeff

Cancel or don't renew your paid subscription to the Sandusky Register. Only read it on-line.

If any local news is that vitally important, someone will tell you or you’ll discover it for yourself.

Anonymous

Jeff, please expand on your comment...

Anonymous

Nick looks like a molester with that creepy facial hair.

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