Random Thoughts

2 12 2008

Over this last weekend, one of my co-workers had a heart attack.  We found out yesterday that his heart hadn’t actually stopped, but he was starting to go into cardiac arrest when the paramedics got there.  He had a blockage that they have cleared and he should make a full recovery.

It isn’t so much that he had one.  People have them all the time.  Sometimes they make it out okay, others don’t.  I wish the best for Greg.  What really gets me is that he’s only in his low 30’s.  33 I think.  You don’t think that something like this could happen to someone still so young.

Do I need to change my way of life?  I don’t consider myself a risk for having a heart attack, but then I’m sure Greg didn’t either.

I went to the gym this morning.  Kaitlyn had an early class there so I decided to go swimming.  I forget just how much of a work out that really is.  It might not gain me muscle mass or lose a lot of body fat, but man is it great for endurance.

Yesterday, it was officially stated that the U.S. is in a depression.  And has been since December of 07.  Alright, if you didn’t already know this then you’ve probably got to re-evaluate your situation.  If you didn’t already prepare for this a year ago, then I’m not sure what you’re doing.  I like to think that me and my wife can go out and buy whatever we want.  We can do it.  But we don’t.  Why?  Because we like not having any debt.  It is fantastic.  That is what gives us the freedom to do whatever we want.

No more thoughts for now.  Except for hunger.  Time to go make an egg muffin.  We make the healthy version.  ~1/4 cup of egg beaters.  An english muffin.  Slice of cheese.  And I use a pre-cooked sausage pattie.

Oh!  New thought.  This brings me back to Greg.  How far do you take the lifestyle change?  Watch what you eat.  Exercise mpre.  Look at the muffin that I make in the morning.  Part of me thinks…I should eat the sausage.  It might be bad for me.  But then the other part thinks, it’s not like I leave it soaking in the grease.  I pat it down really good to squeeze that grease out.

I don’t know.  It just brings the question of how far is too far?