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« Reply #420 on: June 14, 2007, 09:49:06 AM »
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Just got back from a checkup with the heart doc..Got a fairly good report.  BP barely a little high; Cholesterol same.....have to take a baby aspirin for awhile and see what happens....if it doesn't work, in 6 months I go on Lipitor.  Absolutely no damaged heart tissue.  Whatever has caused my problems in the past has not been heart-related.  :H  

Last problem was 3/8/07 so maybe I have turned the corner?  knocking on wood
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« Reply #421 on: June 14, 2007, 10:23:23 AM »
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Just got back from a checkup with the heart doc..Got a fairly good report.  BP barely a little high; Cholesterol same.....have to take a baby aspirin for awhile and see what happens....if it doesn't work, in 6 months I go on Lipitor.  Absolutely no damaged heart tissue.  Whatever has caused my problems in the past has not been heart-related.  :H  

Last problem was 3/8/07 so maybe I have turned the corner?  knocking on wood
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That's exceptional news.  I'm curious how much this whole experience has affected your motivation to work on your fitness.  You seem pretty dedicated to a serious routine now, but I don't know what you were doing before.  I guess the only bummer is that you still don't know exactly what it was that was causing the symptoms, right?
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #422 on: June 14, 2007, 11:11:41 AM »
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Just got back from a checkup with the heart doc..Got a fairly good report.  BP barely a little high; Cholesterol same.....have to take a baby aspirin for awhile and see what happens....if it doesn't work, in 6 months I go on Lipitor.  Absolutely no damaged heart tissue.  Whatever has caused my problems in the past has not been heart-related.  :H  

Last problem was 3/8/07 so maybe I have turned the corner?  knocking on wood
:yahoo:  :H


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That's exceptional news.  I'm curious how much this whole experience has affected your motivation to work on your fitness.  You seem pretty dedicated to a serious routine now, but I don't know what you were doing before.  I guess the only bummer is that you still don't know exactly what it was that was causing the symptoms, right?


I've always been into working out so that has never been an issue though I needed to drop a few lbs.  That HAS happened due to the following:

- eating "a little" healthier, not a lot but at least in a positive direction
- stepped up the cardio workouts to an even tougher level
- dropped off a tad on the weights (was lifting pretty heavy for awhile)
- and drum roll as to the main reason...........dropped off a good bit on the brewskis

I lost another 4 pounds (yipee) from my mid-march appt.  I know that's not much, but it is a good trend and is more likely to stay off as opposed to those trendy rapid weight loss diets where you lose 30 pounds in a month and then 3 months later gain 35.

The doc thinks that the improved "diet" plus a SERIOUS decrease in caffein is the main things I needed to improve on.  I used to drink coffee ALL DAY LONG at work...now I drink my travel mug on the drive in and 2/3 cup when I get here and am DONE with coffee by 7:30 AM.  

That leaves one major issue.....I need to get more sleep...this will be my next issue to tackle.
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« Reply #423 on: June 14, 2007, 12:48:46 PM »
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I've always been into working out so that has never been an issue though I needed to drop a few lbs.  That HAS happened due to the following:

- eating "a little" healthier, not a lot but at least in a positive direction
- stepped up the cardio workouts to an even tougher level
- dropped off a tad on the weights (was lifting pretty heavy for awhile)
- and drum roll as to the main reason...........dropped off a good bit on the brewskis

I lost another 4 pounds (yipee) from my mid-march appt.  I know that's not much, but it is a good trend and is more likely to stay off as opposed to those trendy rapid weight loss diets where you lose 30 pounds in a month and then 3 months later gain 35.

The doc thinks that the improved "diet" plus a SERIOUS decrease in caffein is the main things I needed to improve on.  I used to drink coffee ALL DAY LONG at work...now I drink my travel mug on the drive in and 2/3 cup when I get here and am DONE with coffee by 7:30 AM.  

That leaves one major issue.....I need to get more sleep...this will be my next issue to tackle.


Dropping the brewskis??  Nooooooo :)  I guess when you think about it, it is a couple hundred empty calories a night (if you have a couple every night), which adds up to a couple pounds a month on its own.  And you've knocked down caffeine too - cool!  I've had a hard time knocking the caffeine down too - probably the biggest motivator for me is that it seems to whack out my blood-sugar level if I have too much - I'll get out to the courts after work, and have absolutely no energy, just feeling "not right".  It affects mostly singles for me, because dubs isn't enough of a workout to hit the aerobic level which the caffeine seems to affect.  But I've always though it was the body's way of saying "look dude, this is uncool".  I still have caffeine in the afternoon, but I've dropped back to tea or a blend of 50% regular/50% decaf coffee.  Not sure I could handle being done by 7:30 though.  Well, I'm sure I couldn't because most days I haven't had my first sip by then.  9 months ago I'd say that I'm normally not even up by then, but a little addition to the family has changed that....
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #424 on: June 14, 2007, 02:59:15 PM »
I do not drink coffee and I almost never drink pop!  I think I do a pretty good job of avoiding caffeine.

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« Reply #425 on: June 14, 2007, 03:08:58 PM »
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I do not drink coffee and I almost never drink pop!  I think I do a pretty good job of avoiding caffeine.

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« Reply #426 on: June 15, 2007, 08:33:37 AM »
To show our dedication to the team, Jeffro and I are practicing tonight on CLAY!  Actually it's just a coincidence that we are on clay tonight before our team match on Sunday...just trying to score brownie points with Coach Buckeye.   :whistle:
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #427 on: June 15, 2007, 09:06:53 AM »
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To show our dedication to the team, Jeffro and I are practicing tonight on CLAY!  Actually it's just a coincidence that we are on clay tonight before our team match on Sunday...just trying to score brownie points with Coach Buckeye.   :whistle:


Scored indeed!  We all need tons of practice on clay to be able to play on it better!  Let us know how it goes!    BTW, I am just happy to be able to put a full team out on the court........being competitive in team matches is just a bonus!  And, please don't call me coach as I am merely a captain!   ;-()

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« Reply #428 on: June 15, 2007, 09:37:22 AM »
The lack of clay in Columbus bugs me, because it's really fun stuff to play on, and then there's the easier-on-the-joints aspect.  Neither Scarborough nor the Wick has any clay?  Argh!  I guess the Continent used to have some, wifey played there a few times back when we first started dating in the late '90s, but now they're sunk!
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #429 on: June 15, 2007, 09:43:02 AM »
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The lack of clay in Columbus bugs me, because it's really fun stuff to play on, and then there's the easier-on-the-joints aspect.  Neither Scarborough nor the Wick has any clay?  Argh!  I guess the Continent used to have some, wifey played there a few times back when we first started dating in the late '90s, but now they're sunk!


Were you around when Scarborough had clay?  Back around 10-15 yrs ago??  We even used to host a USTA sanctioned clay ct tourney that drew great players from all over the place.  Had one of my best wins ever there.  Of course knowing how Scarborough keeps up with maintenance, you can imagine how bad those courts became after awhile.  No one ever brushed or rolled them and they became the worst clay courts on the earth so they replaced them with hard courts so that they wouldn’t have to maintain them anymore.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #430 on: June 15, 2007, 10:18:59 AM »
Ding, ding, ding!  Maintenance and money is why there aren't more.  There are quite a few at the Country Clubs but that is too much money to be throwing around to play outdoor Summer tennis...........at least for most of us!   ..-)

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« Reply #431 on: June 15, 2007, 01:37:59 PM »
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Ding, ding, ding!  Maintenance and money is why there aren't more.  There are quite a few at the Country Clubs but that is too much money to be throwing around to play outdoor Summer tennis...........at least for most of us!   ..-)


I'm curious if anyone in the know could elaborate on the relative costs of hardcourt vs clay in terms of total cost of ownership?  Given how the temp ranges in Ohio crack hardcourts quickly, I suspect that clay isn't much more expensive to maintain, if at all.  There are plenty of clubs in Cincy with clay courts as well.  What about Dayton, Buckeye?  I'm not as familiar with the different Dayton clubs with clay.
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #432 on: June 15, 2007, 01:41:21 PM »
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Were you around when Scarborough had clay?  Back around 10-15 yrs ago??  We even used to host a USTA sanctioned clay ct tourney that drew great players from all over the place.  Had one of my best wins ever there.  Of course knowing how Scarborough keeps up with maintenance, you can imagine how bad those courts became after awhile.  No one ever brushed or rolled them and they became the worst clay courts on the earth so they replaced them with hard courts so that they wouldn’t have to maintain them anymore.


Nah, first time I played at Scarborough was probably 1998 or so in USTA districts (I was playing in Cincy).  We played indoor then, and I can't even remember what the outdoor courts were.  We played there again in ~2000 state and that was outdoor, and they were definitely hardcourt then.  Bummer that Scarborough let them go.
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #433 on: June 16, 2007, 11:27:13 AM »
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Were you around when Scarborough had clay?  Back around 10-15 yrs ago??  We even used to host a USTA sanctioned clay ct tourney that drew great players from all over the place.  Had one of my best wins ever there.  Of course knowing how Scarborough keeps up with maintenance, you can imagine how bad those courts became after awhile.  No one ever brushed or rolled them and they became the worst clay courts on the earth so they replaced them with hard courts so that they wouldn’t have to maintain them anymore.


Nah, first time I played at Scarborough was probably 1998 or so in USTA districts (I was playing in Cincy).  We played indoor then, and I can't even remember what the outdoor courts were.  We played there again in ~2000 state and that was outdoor, and they were definitely hardcourt then.  Bummer that Scarborough let them go.


Are you originally from cincy?  The win I was speakin of was vs a dude from the Dayton area.  Donnoff.  You know him?
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #434 on: June 16, 2007, 11:42:33 AM »
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Nah, first time I played at Scarborough was probably 1998 or so in USTA districts (I was playing in Cincy).  We played indoor then, and I can't even remember what the outdoor courts were.  We played there again in ~2000 state and that was outdoor, and they were definitely hardcourt then.  Bummer that Scarborough let them go.


Are you originally from cincy?  The win I was speakin of was vs a dude from the Dayton area.  Donnoff.  You know him?[/quote]

Yeah, all of my tennis life was spent in Cincy until I moved to Columbus a couple years ago.  Have not heard of Donnoff, though I only know of a few names from Dayton.  Was he big-time?
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« Reply #435 on: June 16, 2007, 11:46:05 AM »
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Nah, first time I played at Scarborough was probably 1998 or so in USTA districts (I was playing in Cincy).  We played indoor then, and I can't even remember what the outdoor courts were.  We played there again in ~2000 state and that was outdoor, and they were definitely hardcourt then.  Bummer that Scarborough let them go.


Are you originally from cincy?  The win I was speakin of was vs a dude from the Dayton area.  Donnoff.  You know him?


Yeah, all of my tennis life was spent in Cincy until I moved to Columbus a couple years ago.  Have not heard of Donnoff, though I only know of a few names from Dayton.  Was he big-time?[/quote]

He was at the time maintaining a high at least regional ranking.  He is a lefty P Mudre.  I don't know how I beat him.  I guess the stars aligned that day.
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« Reply #436 on: June 16, 2007, 10:24:54 PM »
Is it Keith Donoff?

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« Reply #437 on: June 17, 2007, 11:52:47 AM »
Yeahyah!  There are about to be some sweet highlights in here from an amazing comeback win!   Good stuff JD!   :uh:  ;)

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« Reply #438 on: June 17, 2007, 02:39:41 PM »
Alright, now that you are on here, lets hear about it!   ;)

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« Reply #439 on: June 17, 2007, 02:39:55 PM »
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Is it Keith Donoff?


yes...you know him?
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg