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Jan. 10 - Hot outside and just chillin'

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Today was a VERY hot day. I dislike warm weather! I slept until 11:18 AM today and even wen to bed earlier. I'm trying to get back into w work routine since I'll be going back to work Friday morning and also have bloodwork Friday on my way to work. I lost 2 lbs since yesterday and my allergies are driving me bonkers. I am hoping my Jadelle implant site stops hurting one of these days! My boob keeps hitting it! LOL

We thought we were picking up my man at the hospital but things changed when he got dizzy. SO maybe tomorrow. His final diagnosis... Heart Failure due to diabetes...shaking my head. He's 40! Putz = my man for ignoring his diabetes for 10 years. You would think if you NEED insulin and have diabetes you would change your life...but no...lets wait 10 years until your heart starts failing....GRRRRR......anywho...

My leg and foot are very swollen so have it up now and watching a "Fockers" marathon with Miss Chloe. :)

Day 2 of 100 day challenge with Linda Spangle.
Todays lesson: Are you interested or committed?
This is an easy one because I use to talk to my clients about this. If you are committed or really dedicated to yourself and your goal...NOBODY can cause you to derail!!!! I don't care who I offend, I don't care if I bring my food everywhere, I don't care if I need sleep instead of going to someone's house...etc ....NOBODY can stop me and my progress!!! :) Not holidays. Not guilt...which to means sabotagers trying to get me to do unhealthy things because they feel guilty for NOT doing healthy things! LOL Oh I know the game and Patty don't Play! :)

Had a nice chilled day! :)

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DOGMOMMY 1/10/2012 10:29PM

    I wanna trade weather!! It was 50 today but snow and cold is headed this way :(

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KASEYCOFF 1/10/2012 3:25PM

    I always forget the southern hemisphere celebrates Christmas in mid-summer!

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BTLSMUM 1/10/2012 8:23AM

    I don't care much for hot weather either, but as I sit here typing with the cold, numb fingers of my right hand I have to say I'm a little envious. LOL

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LAURI39 1/10/2012 6:46AM

    Hi! Your blog title caught my eye this morning. :) Ahhh hot outside...I understand it is probably too hot and I get that but where I am at I would love a little too hot right about now!
I am sorry you had such a brutal 2011 but I love your positive attitude and humour. I hope 2012 treats you right and that your man gets better and stays better.
emoticon from the other side of the world.

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JULIEANNCAN 1/10/2012 2:40AM

    Wishing you all the best! I'm sorry that it was so hot today. I hope you have better weather tomorrow. :)

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ROZOZ68 1/10/2012 1:48AM

    Hi! Boy you better tell Earl to get with the program! Life is short enough without trying to ignore your health!!!! Patty you are on track and I am with you 100%.
Hugs R

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Made it up the stairs at work with crutches! WHOO HOO!

Monday, January 09, 2012

So today I had some bloodwork done to check my INR level and then I went to work to do a dry-run on the stairs! I haven't been at work since November 4th because of the stairs and breaking my ankle. There's no elevator, etc. So...finally I can put weight on my left leg...it's still big and swollen...the foot, the ankle, and the leg! But I can move a bit now...even shuffle a little without crutches! :) We are re-opening on Friday after the Christmas Holiday and I am proud to say I will be there!!! YEA!!! I'll be moving slowly but I'll be there!

Also found out that if I would have had side effects from my Jadelle implant it would have happened by now! That makes me thrilled and estatic!!! WHOO HOO!!!!! So...all good.

My man is still in hospital but should be home tomorrow we hope. :)

Now...I read about this "100 Day Weight Loss" Challenge from Linda Spangle on someone elses blog and I thought it sounded interesting. So I checked it out and think it sounds great! You basically are doing your eating plan (whatever plan you choose) and do this daily homework exercise for 100 days. It works on your mind, your self-talk, your BRAIN...which is why you're overweight...it's not about the food! It's about the tape you play to yourself mentally and how you USE food. So...I thought I'd go through it and see what each day asks and brings. You can order the book, buy the iPhone App ($5.99) and there's a website http://www.weightlossjoy.com/ where you can find out more. I actually bought the app because it's more me and it can be with me all the time. Anyway...I just thought I'd share this tool to help you reach your goals in 2012!!!

Day 1 was - I USE TO BE THAT WAY...
It's about identifying your fears and negative behaviours that have hurt your weight loss success in the past and changing your response to ...I use to be that way, but now....

So basically a good day :) Monday is DONE!

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JULIEANNCAN 1/9/2012 12:23PM

    Yay for the progress! I'm sorry that your man is still in the hospital and I hope he gets to come home soon! Best wishes to you as you reopen and wishing you all the best for healing! emoticon

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January 3rd - Seated Videos on SP are cool :)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Yes, I am still recovering and can't walk yet, so to compete in the New Years Challenge, I accessed the Seated Exercise video on here and I have to say I really enjoy them. They are challenging and I can feel a difference. WHO KNEW!? The cardio one really does get your heart rate up if you put the effort in! :)

Nothing else too new. My INR levels have evened out so no more shots in my tummy...just the tablets at night for the next 6 months, and I can put weight on my left leg and the swelling is going down FINALLY! So all is good! :) Still bummed about being on blood thinners and having to live cautiously but I know it's only 6 months...THEN...LOOK OUT! :)
Happy 2012!

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BTLSMUM 1/4/2012 12:04PM

    Thanks for the heads up! I strained my bum and I'm trying to respect my body and rest this week. I'm going to check out the seated workout video.

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CAROLIAN 1/3/2012 3:13PM

    Don't try to do too much straightaway HUGS

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JULIEANNCAN 1/3/2012 1:15PM

    I'm glad the seated exercise worked for you. I'm so happy to hear that you don't have to have more shots. That's GREAT news! Hang in there. emoticon

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Ridiculous and Scary End To 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Those of you who are sweet enough to read my blogs and visit my page know it's been one hell of a year for me. EARTHQUAKES.....still had a 6.0 just last week!!! 18 months of quakes!!! April I had my appendix removed, August I had my gallbladder removed, and November 6th I broke my ankle on my first day of roller derby skating...I did it standing still!!! 6 weeks later, the cast comes off and my foot looks 6 times the size and it hurts...but my leg hurts more. They say I should be walking and off my crutches and pain pills...and I finally get so frustrated I call our team physiotherapist and he comes over and checks my leg out and says I should go to the hospital incase of a blood clot. Turned out I had "LOTS OF CLOTS" - Doctor's words! So everyday I go into the doctor and get a shot in my stomach until my blood consistency INR is where it needs to be and every night for the next 6 months I have to take blood thinning tablets. I have also been forced off my birth control pills and need another type of contraception. I don't like kids as most of you know and I would rather die of a blood clot than have kids...so my doctor has gotten me into see another doctor to get this sorted next week. I have been on the pill since I was 14 and I'm 39 1/2 and figured I'd be on it until death! LOL

My stomach is turning black and blue from the shots and the bruising. The thing I am really struggling with is I am being forced to be careful and cautious. I AM NEVER those 2 things! The bruising, the non-clotting blood if I am bleeding and even being sensitive to bumps and internal trauma...that would never be a big deal, now is. Obviously no skating...no tattoos...no hard core workouts (without more blood work), no foods high in vitamin K, no fun!!! 6 months. Right before my 40th Birthday I will be done and I think I am gonna have one hell of a celebration!

I have spent the last couple days just crying because I am not afraid of much but this has me freaking a bit. It's serious. It's ugly. It's boring. It's annoying. It's painful (shots) and I still can't freaking walk without crutches!!!! 8 weeks now! UGH!

I hate blogging and whining and complaining...but I needed to vent someplace and get it out. So I apologize for not being positive and happy giddy funny!

I am trying to refocus on new goals and will make a new vision board this weekend for the next 6 months. I will get through my wheel of emotions and get back to being me because hopefully by Sunday my INR level will be at the right place so I don't need shots in my tummy anymore.

Please bare with me as I get my head and heart sorted. I know I will be back to the funny cool patty soon....stay tuned :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSPRIS3 1/3/2012 10:07AM

    When i heard about the recent quake, you were the first thing that came to mind, seriously. I hope no one close to you has been hurt or suffered loss.

Looks like you've had a touch year regarding medical issues. That just means 2012 will have none of those hick-ups! It will be smooth sailing from here on out.

Hope you get better soon!

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~INDYGIRL 1/2/2012 7:24AM

    Hey, ya know there is kind of a grieving period we go through with this stuff. Believe me I know! With each illness or pain and obstacle, we have to grieve, then flex. Just never be rigid with yourself= fluidity is amazingly powerful. If you need help with exercises while you're down, let me know. I started at 460 and bed ridden and worked myself up to waling again choice by choice. I do a lot still that does not involve standing or feet because of my deteriorating spine and pinched nerves, but I'm hell to reckon with on or off my feet. I can out cardio my skinny hubby! You have the attitude, I see it.

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DOGMOMMY 12/30/2011 9:36PM

    hang in there girlie!! I know you and I know that you can handle and conquer anything that life throws at you! This is just another hurdle (and it's a BIG one) but I know that you'll find a way over it... even if you have to do it on crutches!

hugs and kisses to you and all the furries!!

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JULIEANNCAN 12/30/2011 1:10PM

    Wow! You certainly have and are going through a lot. You will get through this. I know, at times, it doesn't feel like it, but I promise you that you will and you will be a stronger person for it in the end. Please know that you have so much love and support from your SP friends, including me. Don't be sorry for not blogging about "happy" things. Real life has its ups and downs and that's what we're here for. Be kind to yourself, enjoy the things that you can, and start planning that birthday party! emoticon

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PURPLELVR7 12/30/2011 9:28AM

    Boy if it is true that what does not kill us makes us strong, you must be very strong.
Praying your blood work improves quickly so you can stop the painful shots

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BTLSMUM 12/30/2011 9:19AM

    You have endured a lion's share of troubles in 2011. I genuinely hope that 2012 is the polar opposite, filled with nothing but good things. You deserve it!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/30/2011 8:51AM

  You know what? What you are blogging about is life, just plain life and I know it is not fun or funny but girl, please don't lose your sense of humor with this situation that you are going through.

You hear that? Going through, which means there is an end to this and it will not last for ever.

Also, maybe you should have a kid or two or three.....LOL.....Just joking.

You are strong, you are fabulous, you can do this and come out better and stronger then ever before just don't ever give up and quit because there will be more bumps in the road as your life continues.

I want you to have the best new year you have ever had in your little life so far.....so.....Happy New Year to a sweet and great young lady. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLIAN 12/30/2011 7:31AM

    You sure have had it rough darling what a year for you.Praying you will be soon your bouncing self Love Carol emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 12/30/2011 6:35AM

    Hope you have a better 2012!!

Wendy emoticon

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CAROL- 12/30/2011 6:15AM

    Wow, you have had a lot on your plate this year. Praying for a happy, healthy 2012 for you!

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TRACYZABELLE 12/30/2011 5:08AM

    You most definitely have had a rough year ! Here's looking at a much better 2012

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1st SP Live Meeting - Incase you're curious - some thoughts! :)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Today I attended the SP LIVE! Orientation meeting. To be honest, I went into it for several reasons:

1. I am a sparkler :) emoticon I have been a member and believe it is truly the best solution for a true lifestyle change if you are ready to make a change.

2. I do what I can to purchase the books (even the audio on Audible.com - I listen in bed to close out my days), the clothes, whatever...it's my way of showing support and promoting something I believe in with all my heart - spreading the spark!!!!

3. Why not try something new...so far SP has never disappointed or let me down in anyway! (except when I was scolded for sharing my views on what I think of people who welcome new people by just copy and pasting the same thing in everybody's space...it drives me nuts and I consider it cheating and lame!...I digress)

4. Some people complain about things that have a price...I just laugh. I am an American living in NZ. Things cost way more here...BUT we have free health care and minimum wage is at $12.50 and rising to $15 per hour. If your BodyBugg subscription is $70 a YEAR...you don't think less than $10 a month is valid for that technology, information, and tool?! Really? Here that $70 gets me 2 bottles of OPI nail polish...which doesn't increase my life, enrich it, allow me to be with loved ones longer or inspire anyone!!! Maybe you haven't tried SP Live because there is a cost after the FREE WEEK...SP don't screw people over like some companies...I don't think theyll charge ya' no matter what...they will honour their agreement. TRY IT! Again...the cost is minimal for what you could possibly gain!!! If people don't spend any money things like this can't be made nor can they be tallied to see if it's something people want and benefit from. There should be a minimal fee...What do you waste money on that doesn't help you in the least...or actually moves you further away from your goals and happiness....alcohol? smokes? Starbucks? Scrapbooking supplies (I'm a scrapper and it gets out of hand! HA HA), shoes? Purses? Collectables like those stupid beenie babies...remember that madness? Put yourself and your life...and your coin purse (not even wallet) in perspective. I have a Bodybugg and I subscribe to SP Live...and it costs me more than anyone in the states due to conversion rates. :) DO THIS - TRY IT - FOR YOURSELF!!! You have nothing to lose :)

5. I am an anti-group person. Loathe group fitness classes...group meetings, and group weigh ins....I use to work close to a WW meeting room while I was losing weight and one day my Assistant Manager said "you should stand outside the door and talk to them" - Nobody has gotten smaller in over a year...you've done it in 4 months! I laughed. I spoke to a friend who went to them and while there are exceptions, most go there to feel safe and to be social...lol Well...that's not me at all. I believe you grow and improve when you're uncomfortable and while social is nice...i have a goal and I help others lose weight and I need someone that will inspire challenge and encourage me...not attend my pity parties and excuse trail :)

Well...SURPRISE SURPRISE....I think I just found my "group exception" :) Yes - it's safe...you're in your own surroundings...and video is optional. There are people from all over the world. I was NZ, there was a Netherlands, Ohio, Texas and Georgia! So no judgement and a possibility to connect with someone that shares your goal and vision. It has a time limit! It's positive! It's helpful. It's educational. It's friendly. It's inviting! You can be yourself. :) After class ended...I immediately signed up for the rest of the year. Seems they haven't put up the New Year's schedule yet...waiting. :)

What I learned - what to expect incase you're thinking about it?
1. Orientation is a bit boring if your a techno girl like me...but I even learned some things! I think it's important to attend it so you know what is expected and how to communicate properly with your equipment etc. Gives you a nice heads up to what will happen in your weekly meetings.

2. I haven't attended a weekly success/motivation meeting yet...thursday I have one. But what I expect is:
1. weigh in
2. whoo hoo news
3. some sort of helpful topic and discussion
4. you get a challenge each week - I LOVE THIS PART - GETS ME EXCITED!
5. and Takeaway "homework" if you will. They actually give you files to save to your computer to help you through the following week! AGAIN...LOVE THIS!!!
6. meet new people worldwide
7. get inspired, encourages, motivated
8. to be put in the right headspace for the upcoming week
9. to be applauded for a great previous week or supported for a maybe not so great week - we all have 'em and you know it! :)
10. It's almost like The Biggest Loser "behind the scenes" I think. And the leaders let you know how to contact them after the meeting incase you need them.

I know Thursday won't be a big deal for me because I've been in bed for 5 weeks due to an ankle fracture...so next Friday I get my cast off and can weigh in...and shower thank god! and the 19th I have scheduled my LIVE meeting...I have had to rely on my man..who doesn't cook...or eat healthy...to feed me...I miss vegetables!!! :) But sometimes you have to just let it go and go with the flow until you get control back :) SO it'll be interesting! But if you had a great week...wouldn't it be cool to have heaps of strangers congratulating you...sometimes the meetings not about you...sometimes when you have a bad week you may not want to share...but someone may need your applause...and your story because they may have had the same struggle. :) So...show up to go up as they say.

Sorry this was long-winded!!! Here's some pics of my cast in all the stages....

It was suppose to be striped black and pink but the emotionless plaster nurse I had could have cared less ....so it is what it is...will draw some black on it soon! :)

Thanks for listening if you got through it!
Find classes on www.livemind.com
Have a great week!

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THE_HERMIT 12/17/2011 9:58PM

    How are you coping with the cast, getting around. I am lucky I only have less than three weeks of my moonboot left to go.

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TRACYZABELLE 12/12/2011 6:09AM

    emoticon adorable cast!!

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JULIEANNCAN 12/6/2011 2:56PM

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll be curious to see what you think of the next meeting. (I've been to one.) I hope you get those black pieces onto your cast! :)

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SOKKERNUT 12/6/2011 11:27AM

    Thanks for the great info.

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MSPRIS3 12/6/2011 9:36AM

    Nemo! Love it! I like the pink cast, and black stripes will only make it better Woo Hoo

Oh, and $70 for 2 bottles of Opi nail polish, ouchie!!! But you are right about the free health care, same here in Canada, I really have nothing to complain about. Minimum wage is as high as where you are, but when I made minimum wage, it was under $7, now it's almost $11

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