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Had to share this is sooooo ME :D

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sing it loud and dance proud... wiggle and sing anytime..any one cares what you are doing but i bet it will make them smile :)

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ADEWYN 1/31/2012 2:48PM

    lol russell.. i sing and dance everywhere i dont care what people think and if they are laughing its because they dont have the courage to do something so wonderful for you! Sing it Loud and proud!

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RUSSELL_40 1/31/2012 10:26AM

    I love to sing in the car. I get people looking at me though, and laughing. I do not care.

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CAPPYKIM 1/30/2012 1:41PM

    Oh man I love this! Thanks for sharing :)

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My new life

Friday, January 27, 2012

I just want to update all of you with what has happened in the last few days.... This past tuesday I went into work and gave my 2 weeks notice.... Its not because of the job.. its because my husband and i decided I need to move down to Tampa FL to be with my father til he leaves this world.. My hsband has set this all in motion Because he has finiacially made sure that i could leave my job and go to my fathers in Tampa FL for as long as needed... we dont know if it is a month or a year it doesnt really matter... He has one friend that takes care of him and me being there 24/7 will help her tremendously.... knowing someone is there when she is at work... he has lung cancer and his phelm is getting so bad he is choking and she is afraid no one will e there when needed so this will help with that and i can go down and spoil him with baked treats he loves and dinners and lnches he doesnt have to worry about cooking and cleaning which is getting hard for him to do he has cleaned in a few years but his friend does that for him so now i can help with that... It will be good all the way around .. maybe this willl be the last chance i have to get to know my father the guy that was drunk his whole lofe except for the last 15 years.. and get to know the real person before he leaves this world and give him some peace that he is loved by someone in the family even if he did wrong his whole life. who am i to judge,,,, he has to meet the universe... god.. the maker and they can decide what to do from until then His friend and I will try to make life as fun and as comfortable as possible for him..I have a tenitive drive down date of February 5th i think that will be the day but i will let you all know for sure when i decide this weekend...he has internet and there is a starbcks around the corner i can go to also... i will be keeping up with everything here tooo i have come to far not too hugs and love

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CAROL- 1/28/2012 8:41AM

    Treasure the opportunity! It will be a huge blessing for you both.

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SWDESERTLOVER 1/27/2012 11:57PM

    You are a very strong lady who has had to make some tough choices. How wonderful that your husband is so understanding and hopefully you and your father can have some quality time together. My prayers will be with you.

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/27/2012 7:16PM

    Good luck...tough choice, but it looks like you've thought about it as a family.

Keep plugged in with us as much as you'll need the support

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RUSSELLORAMA 1/27/2012 6:24PM

    It will be nice for the two of you to have this time together. I'm glad you are financially and emotionally in a position to do so.

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HDHAWK 1/27/2012 6:04PM

    How sweet of your hubby to arrange this for you. Enjoy your time with your dad. emoticon

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CAROLJ35 1/27/2012 6:00PM

    Hi, Adewyn, I had been wondering why you had not been on SP lately and was about to check your page when I saw this blog.
Sounds like a workable plan and hope it all works out for you.
You will probably be about 80 miles from us, so maybe we can get together someday. Thought we would have you and DH come to Wake Forest when pool is nice and warm but guess that won't happen now.
Keep me posted on your moving, Carol

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Having a moment

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I was all set to get up and go to classes this am.. clothes set out and all... got up at 6am.. put my feet on the floor and the pain shot from feet tohips and lower back to shoulders even a slight headache... okok i waddled to the bathroom and took my morning meds.. thats all i need i said to myself... and headed back to lay down see if the meds would kick in.. i have plenty of time...tryed getting up at 7 and my ody said.. siter you are so NOT going to your classes this morning... we are not going to let you.. remember Fibromyalgia.. yeah well cant work the way you have been working at work and then think you can exercise and then do it all next week with working 6 days.. now shut up and get back in bed.. sighs...defeated... NO Nope... Just a bump in the week...layed there til the irds demanded we get up at 8am to feed them and put there lights and tv on... walking like a peguin lol...So sitting here in my Jammies drinking coffeee saying sighs missed zmba and now my toning.. and my body says and if you keep it p we will make sure you cant move next week.. oh hell yo will i say... and they say Oh hell we wont lol... aah the never ending battle with the body.. so.. I have things to do later today...So i will listen to the body for a little while longer and then its game on lol.. I still have zumba tomorrow night as a option so i am not too worried.. and really if you guys saw what i was doing at work lol you wold be saying and you are going to the gym why lol? Ah well... aother day perhaps... the ody won this am but i will win in the long run!! have a super Saturday!!

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SUZWARNR 1/14/2012 7:38PM

    Sorry you're in pain and not feeling well. I hope you're feeling back to normal soon!

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SWDESERTLOVER 1/14/2012 6:44PM

    I'm so sorry you're having a bad day. I can't say I understand as I don't have fibro, but I know a few others who do and they have some pretty rough days. I hope your body recovers quickly and let's you get back to your usual activities.

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ADEWYN 1/14/2012 10:00AM

    tanks Adventre.. I would never wish Fibroyalgia on anyone...and on my fibro forums I am the mos active one on there... they dbbed me "Richard Simmons" of the boards lol... I work full time again (which is very tough) and I love going to the gym... defiately a gym rat again.. it has taken 4 years to walk properly and do the thing i do... I couldnt walk 4 years ago when this hit me hard... now with meds and sheer stubborness I do it all again :) Long slow process and alot of balancing with what i do durin the day.. so I dont have"flares like this" Thanks.. hugs and love!!

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    I'm not quite sure how Fibro affects the body (I'll google search it), but we must listen to our bodies. Even if it's just a day or two to take the rest that our bodies ask for.

I know you're a gym rat like me! I can feel your pain of not going all the way over here. LOL
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Enjoy a couple good movies, a bath, or a book or whatnot.

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Spark Anniversary 1 year today!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

So let recap... Last year on this day was my 1st offical day back in the gym after many years of being sick...I was recovering from Fibromyalgia that had made me bedridden in the 2008/2009 new year for 3 months... I could barely walk... I finally got on meds that worked I went back to work... i walked when i could.. I had to swim and walk on the treadmill to get a stride back.. I walked like quazimoto for a year then a penguin the next year and finally after all the doctors telling me i would never be able to do this and that and maybe you should think of disability (but they never aided me in PT) Something snapped....Did you say i cant or wont or never again to me? What? Yeah well that didnt sit well with me that was in Oct 2010 that was the last time i saw the boston neuro... Made a plan in nov and december and picked january 3rd as my start date...I walked in that day last year and started ZUMBA... poor girl teaching i am sure thought i was quite the sight when she saw how little i could move she tailored that class around a few of us...( i will always be greatful) she gave me my flexibilty back my confidence.. my mind and my body... she also taught my toning classes for 6 months....and got me to at least plank by may :) Side planks i have perfected here in NC but it all started back then...I am grateul to all my teachers along the way.. each one of them i have learned or taught them soomething.. but all had patience all had compassion.. and all have the thrill of seeing the before and the after :) and they get to see the finale this year with continued success for years to come... So never think you cant do something .. because you can... never stop trying.. it is always the intent....never say never because you will if you want too....

Soo from beginning to end I have lost 48 pounds....with all the medications i am on the doctor here in NC told me Wow.. you should be losing anything the meds you are on.. good for you!
Why thank you :)

SO On with the measurements!

starting weight 210 ending weight for this past year 161.6 that is a 48 pound loss!

Arms started at 14" and now are 11 1/2" that is 3 1/2 " gone!

Chest started at 40" and now is 35 1/4" that is 5 1/4" gone!

Waist started at 41" and now is 30 1/4" that is a whopping 11 1/4 " GONE!

Hip started at 48 and now is 40" that is 8" GONE!

Thighs started at 27 1/2" and now is 21" that is 6 1/2 " gone!

Calf started at 15" and now is 13 3/4" that is 1 3/4" gone!

Neck started at 14" and is now 12 1/2" that is 2 1/2" gone!!

When i was inputting these numbers all i could think was wow I was never ever that big ever..and that is what happens when you let the medical community take control of your life...never again! I was always a small person.. and I will always be a small person... THAT person that started last jan 3rd 2011 at 210 is never welcomed back in my life again.. This person that has ended this year is more then welcome to stay and continue to succeed on a daily basis!

Now on to what i would like to see me accomplish this year.. I kept it simple

I want to lose 20 pounds by June of this year if i lose more then that by the end of next year fantastic if it takes all year to lose the 20 then so be it! but 20 IS coming off this year!

I can finally plank and hold for a good amont of time now this year i would like to join my fellow gym rats and learn how to keep myself up in a plank and do lat rows... I have come along way from not even being able to lift myself up off the floor to holding a plank with confidence :)

Side planks I can finally do them hold them on both sides and do hip raises... I want to continue to perfect it and add on this year to it :)

to except change more easily... I think after yesterdays news i am getting over the good things that are handed to me more quickly and excepting not everyone can get what you have earned... Except what you have earned embrace it and love it!

And last but not least I was licensed in Oct 1st 2011 to teach Zumba....This year i would like to teach 1 class a week somewhere... and maybe even teach a toning class :)... but at least one zumba class to start...

I see that coming to fruiation more towards may or june so i can accumlate to my new job my new hours and my gym time.. its all a balancing act when you have fibromyalgia... so.. I have learned to except what i can do for the day and let everthing else go til the folowing day or til the next time i can do it without beating myself p over it (too much ;) )

So there you have it! Happy New year to me ! and to all my fellow Gym rats!!! thank you for your undying support and look forward to another year of accomplishments with all of you!! Hugs and love!

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CAROLJ35 1/27/2012 6:17PM

    Gee, I missed this blog because I had mega internet problems for some weeks.
What an amazing job you have done in one year!!! You can be proud of all your accomplishments and the rest of us are proud of you, too.
Keep up the great job and Spark on!!!

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JOANNA202 1/7/2012 5:50PM

    You may be a small person physically, but mentally you're MEGA!!

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THINBUCKEYE 1/5/2012 7:54PM

    Congratulations on the great results of your hard work! You are an inspiration! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VW_STEPH 1/4/2012 10:12AM

    Wowy! Fantastic!! Congratulations and what massive and lovely Spark Anniversary you have given yourself!

You have done fab, I'm so so pleased for you!! Yeeeah! x

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    Happy Sparkversary! Wow it's amazing how far you have come! Here is to another amazing year!!! emoticon emoticon

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ADEWYN 1/3/2012 1:22PM

    thank you all...i am so glad i have such great inspiring spark friends.... without all of you none of this would be possible! to another year of success for all!

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SUZWARNR 1/3/2012 1:21PM

    Happy one year on spark! Congrats! You've done very well. :)

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LOVE7755 1/3/2012 1:04PM

    emoticon and congrats on your amazing journey. Happy Sparkiversary!

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CAZANN2 1/3/2012 10:35AM

    Wow ! Congrats on your one year anniversary and your fantastic achievements !! You are very inspiring and I look forward to the time when I too can say I'm 160 something lbs...which WILL be this year ! Your before and after measurements are awe inspiring....and I know you will continue on your path to success ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Look at all your achievements!! Way to go!

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QUADCMOM 1/3/2012 8:26AM

    I'm so proud of you and I'm glad we got to meet this past summer. 2012 is going to be another GREAT year. I already have a 5 mile trail run scheduled for February. Wishing you a great day.

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POOKASLUAGH 1/3/2012 8:02AM

    What an amazing achievement, and with fibro too! I have several friends with fibro and I know how difficult things are for them. I'm very impressed! I'm glad the doctors challenged you that way, even if they didn't know they were challenging you haha! That's about how I would have reacted too. :D

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CAROL- 1/3/2012 7:47AM

    emoticon on a job well done!

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MUPPETB 1/3/2012 6:31AM

    What a milestone and turnaround! You look great. Good luck in the new year for achieving your goals!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 1/3/2012 6:29AM

    You are so cool!

It is so amazing when we look at the numbers and pictures.

Keep doing an awesome job and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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    Wow! You are amazing! Congrats on all your success this past year!

I know this one is going to be great also !

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Wow becareful what you say to the universe lol!

Monday, January 02, 2012

WOW! I told the universe to bring it on but jeez... it is the 2nd of January .. I go into work and get a promotion.. full time..consistent hours .. the catch... night manager.....bring it universe bring it!....downside.. other people lost there jobs todays.. so it is bitter sweet... anyone else have a day!

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JOANNA202 1/7/2012 5:47PM

    Congratulations! What a way to start 2012!!

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VW_STEPH 1/4/2012 10:14AM

    Well fantastic for you! Congratulations Ms. Awesome! ;) x

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    Congratulations on the promotion! emoticon

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GOOFIERNU 1/2/2012 5:31PM

    I'm with SUZWARNR... tell it to bring it for me, too! emoticon

Congratulations on your promotion!!!

Sorry to hear about the others losing their jobs, though. It's tough out there right now.

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RUSSELL_40 1/2/2012 4:09PM

    Congrats on the promotion. You must have done a great job since it is a new job. It's still early, and hope more good stuff is in store for you.

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SUZWARNR 1/2/2012 1:40PM

    Um, can you use your pull and tell it to bring it on for me? I really want to run again. :)

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ADEWYN 1/2/2012 1:34PM

    yeah thats how i feel... yay...booo :( but thanks :)

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POOKASLUAGH 1/2/2012 1:32PM

    Congrats! Though of course it's sad that others lost.

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    Congrats on the promotion!! Boo to some others losing their jobs.

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