Day 8 - What I am Grateful for in Katy TX - My Good Health

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Day 8 - What I am Grateful for in Katy TX - My Good Health

Debbie Reynolds created a 10 day ActiveRain challenge concerning writing posts about what we are Grateful/Thankful for in our lives. This is my fifth post in this challenge and I have many things to be extremely grateful for in my life. My posts will not be in any type of order. Some posts will be much longer than others. I think my Day count started by using an incorrect date on the first post and please ignore the days.


I am very Grateful and Thankful for my good health. If I look back into time when my health was a real concern this would come to a head during 2012. During December 2010, I had hip replacement surgery and I did not do any real therapy. I was totally embarrassed at my one and only therapy session by a therapist who was very interested in the pain drugs I was taking and laughing at my lack of mobility. I could have parachuted off the curb as she spoke very loudly and several other patients heard her comments. I listened to the doctor who did my surgery ( he recommended this Therapy group) and supposedly I could do proper therapy at home. Well that never happened. I should have begin working out at LifeTime Fitness in Katy.


Things turned around in early January 2013 as I finally started using a CPAP machine for sleeping as I have a bad case of sleep APNEA. I was grossly overweight and in terrible physical condition. I could fall asleep at the drop of a hat and for no reason at all. My beautiful wife Yolanda stayed on my butt to get me to do the required sleep studies ( two nights) during late December 2012. The CPAP machine was very hard to get use to but I was told from the sleep studies I would not breathe at all for periods of over 50 seconds. The Sleep Institute said flat out this is a very bad state of affairs and I could die. Getting use to the machine was the only option. My sleep pattern has totally turned around.


Sometime in September 2013 I finally got off my butt and started a workout program at Life Time Fitness. Once again Yolanda  stayed on my case and I finally did something about my lack of fitness. Prior to that, during May 2013 I had a thorough physical exam for the first time in my life. I went to Yolanda’s doctor at her urging. Believe me this was a huge step in the right direction. He flat told me I had better start a workout program and lose weight. Don’t pass go and look closely at yourself in a mirror with no shirt on! !


A huge Thank You to Yolanda... See my Grateful post concerning her.


The good news is my health has improved dramatically from 2012 to the present day.  I do workout on a regular basis  and have for over 3 years. That sets a record for me during my adult life of continuously working out. I still could lose some weight and certainly there is always room for improvement in the strength and fitness areas plus adding more Yoga and hopefully mediation. I am physically stronger today than I have been for many years. I spent for far too years working my full time position and real estate and did not spend the needed time on myself. The Pulmonologist I saw last week told me to lose at least 10 pounds and maybe 20 pounds..  I am not sue I can achieve this goal but I will give it a go!


I am very grateful and thankful for my health and this is still a work in process. Your health is your most valuable and important asset! While most folks in Active Rain have Real Estate goals and objectives each year my goals center around health. This main objective will continue during 2017 and hopefully beyond.




Day 8 - What I am Grateful for in Katy TX - My Good Health


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Good for you and we are wishing you an even healthier 2017.  A

Nov 22, 2016 12:19 PM #1
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I am sure it is not only in the results but the actual completion of weekly workouts that you find yourself feeling better about yourself as well.  Mark

Nov 22, 2016 12:28 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I sometimes wonder why it is we can go along for many years of our life without health problems, and then have the chickens come home to roost all at once.  I can remember 1989, when it hit the fan with me.  It took a few years go get everything under control and back on a more even keel.

Nov 22, 2016 01:58 PM #3
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I am glad we are both healthy and we need to work on staying that way!

Nov 22, 2016 02:34 PM #4
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I really admire you for the changes you made in your life and for sticking with an exercise program. Keep up the great work, Bob. 

Nov 22, 2016 04:24 PM #5
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Robert Bob Gilbert ,Don't feel alone, I had to do the same thing and now have been using a CPAP for about 3 years.  I am now on an exercise diet, along with a calorie diet, since mid August.  I have already lost 25 pounds.  5 more pounds and I will be half way to my goal.  (Thanks to my Fitbit, that Evelyn got me.  We both have one)

Nov 22, 2016 04:30 PM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I, too, am very thankful for my good health.

Have a great week and a very special Thanksgiving.

Nov 22, 2016 07:07 PM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Our health is something we should take very seriously. Eating right and exercise and sleeping well are all components in enjoying life and feeling good.

Nov 22, 2016 08:05 PM #8
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Bob

Vegas Bob has been reading quite a few posts on the thankfulness of health and Happiness & Health are my most important things in life.

Nice post ...

Nov 22, 2016 08:49 PM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Bob.  Good for you.  I hope you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals for the future.

Nov 23, 2016 04:15 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Our health is so very important and it sounds like you do a great job of staying healthy, I hope you are able to exceed your weight loss goals!

Nov 23, 2016 06:17 AM #11
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thank you everyone for your support and comments. Health is so important to all of us. 

Nov 23, 2016 12:15 PM #12
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, you are so luck to have such a loving wife that truly cares!   Happy Thanksgiving to you and Yolanda!

Nov 23, 2016 02:19 PM #13
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good health is so essential.

Happy Thanksgiving Bob and Yolanda!

Thanksgiving greetings

I hope that you and your loved ones have a very special weekend!

Nov 23, 2016 11:35 PM #14
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