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september 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Still having trouble getting the tracking food routine down. Not really sure why. Maybe it is because it seems like I eat so much I would be tracking all the time. Sigh...I see the Sports Medicine Doctor tomorrow and hoping he will give me a shot in my right knee and maybe prescribe PT for my IT Bands. I went to Sam's Club this morning and I wasn't sure I was going to make it around the store.
I did make it through the store with only a few items. That was a good thing. I resisted the candy and chips. They sure were tempting. Got some grapes and frozen berries. Looking forward to some smoothies. I have an avocado, yogurt and almond milk. That will make a good one. The frozen berries, almond milk and yogurt with make a few more.
emoticon emoticon I would sure like to lose more weight as I have regained some I lost over the last two years. I am maintaining at this weight. That I am pleased about.

I was prescribed Seasonal Affective Disorder Light Therapy. I haven't started to notice a different yet. Hopefully I will this winter.

Maybe next blog I will have some goals to share. Until then, take care,


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MT-MOONCHASER 9/18/2014 12:38PM

    It's great to see a post from you. I have been wondering how you've been doing.

I hope your September will be great.


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MILLISMA 9/15/2014 8:55PM

    Angie, so glad to hear from you. Sorry about you knee and hope you can get some relief. Please let us know how you are doing.

hugs...Mary Anne

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 9/15/2014 8:23PM

    good to hear you are doing well. nice to see you here again. glad you passed by those chips and candies. have a good week!

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FRAN0426 9/15/2014 7:43PM

    Good job on passing by the chips and candy. Hope you have success at the Dr. with getting a shot in your knee; also that they order PT for you too.

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Still struggling with...

Friday, July 25, 2014

tracking my food and exercise. emoticon The days I do track I am so far above my calories it is ridiculous!! emoticon And the soda habit is stronger than before I went into the hospital.

I know I am in charge of what I eat. I know I am in charge of how much I do exercise or not. I know it is partially the medication I am now taking. emoticon

The doctor said yesterday I can go off it in 3 weeks. I will be so thrilled!!

Until then I will eat as healthy as possible and try to at least do my exercises my primary care doctor gave me. emoticon


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MT-MOONCHASER 7/27/2014 1:53PM

    I have been missing your posts and wondering how you are doing.

I hope you continue to improve and any time one can get off a medication, it is a good thing.

I have also been struggling with tracking my food. My fitbit keeps track of the exercise, but I still have to pay attention to keeping up my cardio streak of at least 10 minutes a day. So far, so good.

I have done better with the food tracking this week and have been rewarded with a weight loss. I still have been going over my range, but not by as much. Spark keeps telling my to up the range in light of the exercise reported, but I really think that the Fitbit over estimates calories burned, so I just try to keep in the 1300-1500 range.

Just keep plugging away!

It's good to see a post from you. Have a good week.


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HAPPYJUNEBUG 7/27/2014 12:16AM

    Yay! You can do this. :)

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KNYAGENYA 7/26/2014 11:30AM

    You can do it...I have faith in you.

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FRAN0426 7/25/2014 11:03PM

    Eating healthy and doing the exercise Dr. gave you is a great step. Once your off that medication you can do even better, hang it there Angie.

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MILLISMA 7/25/2014 9:43PM

    Thinking of you and I know you will get through this. Hang in there and just get better real soon.

big hugs....Mary Anne

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BHENDRICK2 7/25/2014 6:46PM

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Starting over...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I have been struggling with my mental illness. I attempted suicide and finally realized that God has a plan for me. He will take me when it is my time and not before. I am looking forward to each new day. It is time to reevaluate my exercise
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I really believe I have been given a second chance to prove to myself that I am a good person. My self image needs to be built up some more. I know it is not going to be easy. I am determined to start each day new. Not live in the past. Let go and let God.

I know I am a strong person. I have lived through some very difficult things. I want my Spark friends to know I am back. I love SP!! is what you make it. So make it great!!


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HAPPYJUNEBUG 7/24/2014 4:03AM

    Dear Angie... so glad you realized that God has a greater plan for you life.

I, too, know the pain of suffering, but not to that extent. Please never ever give up.
God is always there in the most darkest hours.

Mental illness aside, what makes you happy that you need to do more of?
I know we all have our problems, but sometimes, just indulging in small pleasures bring the extra boost of happiness in our lives that we need.
Not just with you, I find that there are lots of people who are pretty hard on themselves. I know that I, too, tend to beat myself up sometimes, but then I think maybe I'm just being too harsh on myself.

GOD is good. Never let the devil lie to you about that. Plus, God will never leave you. Never!


Glad you're doing well and starting over again. I'm "starting again" with my SparkPeople, too!


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MILLISMA 6/20/2014 7:25PM


Wishing you all the best. You are a wonderful, special lady. Glad to hear you're back. emoticon

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FRAN0426 6/18/2014 11:36PM

    Wishing you all the best with the start over. emoticon your are a good woman and you deserve this chance Angie. I had wondered why I hasn't seen you on Sparks for a while.

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Spring weather

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

My joints are aching from the spring weather. The L knee has no damage to the partial, but is getting arthritis in the rest of the knee. Got my Fitbit Flex wristbands at Best Buy. Not taking enough steps throughout the day. Only averaging 2,500 a day...not good. If the sun would come out and stay out I might feel more inclined to go for a walk. Don't like to walk on the city streets. Too much traffic and people staring. We have biking paths and I may resort to going to one of them.

EMDR is going well. My therapist sure knows when to use it and he uses the light bar and EMDR more often lately. See my doctor tomorrow morning. Hopefully he will keep my medication the same. It seems to be doing the what is suppose to do.

I am on here a little more now. Just have to limit it for my shoulders and neck.

Hope everyone is experiencing warmer weather!


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FRAN0426 4/9/2014 6:49PM

    So glad to see you have blogged, was thinking of you just the other day wondering how your doing. Glad the therapist knows what he is doing, and it is helping you. Wishing you have a great doctor appointment tomorrow and that the medicine is working well enough so he won't change it.
We are having a beautiful day in the Mpls. area temp, although it is quite windy today. Temp about 72 degrees . The weather people says enjoy as rain is coming our way along with lower temps and wind----just as long as it doesn't snow. The snow that is left is mainly that which is piles up into banks from plowing, and even those are melting fast with the sun and warm days we have had lately. Upon our return from Phoenix we did have a 6 inch snowfall, that did melt within 3 days, hope that it for this year.

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Exercise put on hold....

Monday, March 24, 2014

until I see my orthopedic doctor on Wednesday. I have had a couple of falls and my knee has been hurting. Besides I haven't been in since 2010 shortly after I had surgery. I remember the doctor saying he wouldn't have done the surgery unless I had lost 100 pounds. Well, I have gained a little back, but I think he will be pleased with the weight I have lost.

Unfortunately, my appetite is still just like it would be if I was exercising. I am hungry all the time. What gives? I know some of it is from medication. The rest is boredom. Now that the snow has melted and as soon as I get the medical okay I will start walking again. My friend and I want to walk together. She has a dog and he would love to go on regular walks.

That's it for today. Have a good one!!

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FRAN0426 3/25/2014 12:53AM

    Yes I can see not exercising by walking with falling and having a sore knee. Hope you have a good doctor appointment, and will be able to be back walking soon.

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