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Root canal day---not as bad as I thought!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Today my new dentist finished up the root canal on me that she began 2 weeks again. Surprisingly my tooth feels great. I am more sore from the shots to deaden it than anything else. I am just grateful to have found a dentist who seems to really care about her patients. I had to have this procedure done because my previous dentist replaced an older filling and ended up hitting one of pulp canals and when I called back explaining the pain I was in from that procedure, I was told to just come buy some mouth wash- he did not even want to look at the tooth to see if anything was wrong with it. I know that doctors don't know everything but a little more courtesy would have been nice. But it is all good now. My tooth is fixed and I feel very comfortable with my new dentist.
The root canal took a good bit of time this morning and I was somewhat nervous about it so I guess I was pretty tense during the whole thing. I can out of the office with a stiff neck and a slight headache. Once I got back to work and took some ibuprofen I was better but the whole thing must have really took a toll on my body. I came straight home and sacked out on the couch for about an hour. Feeling better now just still tired. Will be heading to bed early tonight.
So looking forward to this weekend-it's a 3 day weekend for me!!!! Woohoo!!!!

  
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EOWYN2424 10/19/2013 2:34AM

    Glad that you're ok now! And congrats on finding a good dentist!

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MARTHA-ANN 10/11/2013 4:43AM

    Glad everything is sorted for you, tooth pain can be very debilitating. Your new dentist sounds like a keeper!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/11/2013 1:39AM

    thats great love.take it easy and enjoy your long weekend. emoticon

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Sparkpeople---what a truly great site!!!!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

What can I say, this place is awesome!!! I knew I would receive encouragement, I just didn't expect as much as I got. "Thanks" will never cover the gratitude I feel right now toward all my Sparkfriends who were there for me. I am feeling better each day. I am making strides everyday and trying to keep my goals in sight. I am on the climb back up!!!

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/9/2013 4:13PM

    that is great love.proud of you.still waiting for your food list to see what we can come up with.keep on keeping on you are doing great emoticon

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Low point right now!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

I am trying to stay positive even in the mist of this low point for me right now. I have pretty much been MIA from Sparkpeople for a while now. Except for the automatic uploads from my Fitbit, I have not really tracked anything.
Tonight I really spent some time back here and I noticed a couple of things:
1. I have been a member since 2011 and pretty much been at the same weight ever since. There have been a few times that I have lost some weight only to gain it back when my motivation ran out.
2. I really miss being a part of the great community here.
I don't know why I let my motivation and determination falter the way that I do. I know what I need to be doing but can't seem to stick with it. I hate being over weight. I hate not being able to breathe at times. I hate being so uncomfortable in my own skin. I don't want to be vain. I know there are great things about me that have nothing to do with my appearance, and I know it is not just about how my body looks but I want to feel "pretty" again.
My biggest problem is food. I got the exercise thing down pat, but I am terrible when it comes to food choices and when it comes to saying no to food. I need more choices sometimes and for a picky eater that is not easy. I end up eating the same things over and over and I burn out. I know that I am struggling right now but I hope to come out of this better and ready to fight this fight again. AND WIN THIS TIME!!!!!

  
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SAMMIESMOM13 10/10/2013 9:18AM

    Man, what I wouldn't give to have the exercise thing beat! I can do the food thing, I like pretty much anything. I hate exercise. Especially if it makes me sweat! So how do you like them apples. Teehee.
Actually, being a picky eater can be overcome with determination. You might surprise yourself. When my kids were growing up the rule was "if you say you don't like it you get another spoonful". That went for adults as well. My family loved green pepper on pizza, I didn't care for it, but the rule you know... Guess what, I LOVE green pepper now. Sometimes you just have to give it a chance. Go at it with a positive, open mind rather than "I don't like it". Think of it as "medicine" for your body. Don't try to do it constantly, but choose maybe 2 good foods and do them for a week, then choose another 2 the next week. Don't have them everyday, but maybe every other day. 3rd week try adding all 4 to your meal plan. Cut back on things like sour cream, etc. I eated baked potatoes alot when I'm cutting back, but with only a little salt. The potato is not high calorie, very good for you, and filling. It's the "stuff on top" that are the killers. :)
Hard to help much when I really don't know what sort of "picky" you are. LOL. Just try not being so picky and go with an open mind. You can overcome alot that way.
Good luck.

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BETHLOVESBIKING 10/7/2013 10:15AM

    So sorry to hear you're feeling stuck. The only thing I can add to all the lovely advice you are already getting is DON'T QUIT! I was on SP for several years and lost some weight. Unfortunately I got impatient with the slow rate of going down, and quit SP about 3 years ago. Well, I've come back. Imagine my TOTAL SHOCK when I saw what I weighed 3 years ago at the point I gave up. It was 40 lbs. LESS than I weigh right now!!

Now I'm determined not to quit. If I had been happy with even a pound a month over 3 years, I'd still be done 36 pounds instead of up 40. That would make a difference of 76 pounds right there---even at a turtle's rate of losing weight.

Giving up is the worst! I know! Make a commitment to yourself, to a team, to an eating plan. I also try to measure my victories in other ways than just the number on the scale. Can I make it through a 45 minute spinning class? Can I do more sit-ups than I could last week? Can I walk farther? Yes to all of those. My cholesterol and glucose numbers are falling, falling, falling, and only the "good" HDL is going up. So yeah---I wish the scale would move faster, but I'm in it now for the long haul---but still thinking of only day at a time. emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 10/7/2013 6:24AM

    I think your biggest problem is not committing to yourself. Yes it is very uncomfortable to stay stuck but it is also a way to avoid facing the fears that bad behavior covers up.

My advice is go for it. Once you start in a direction with full commitment to it answers come to help you on your path.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/7/2013 2:41AM

    oh love,sorry to hear you are so low but you are doing the right thing by admitting it and doing something about it.posting here is the first of many steps to get you back on the right track so to speak.right you said you are a picky eater.what foods do you dislike and most importantly what foods do you like? let us know and maybe between us we can work out several recipes with the ingrediants you like so you have differant choices and wont get so bored eating the same thing over and over again.that way you might stick to it more. send me an email with your list and i will see wat we can do.what else can i do to help love? right now you seem you donīt seem to have got anywhere since 2011 that is not true you have come along way since then.you havenīt put on more weight you have managed to maintain your weight over two years which is a big deal.it also tells you that when you loose the weight you will be able to maintain it as you have just had two years practice.so give yourself a big pat on the back that you havenīt put more weight on than when you started.second you are doing exercise.not only that you are doing it on a regular basis.another pat on your back please.added to that you have come here to spark and openly admitted you are down in stead of wallowing in self pity you have owned up to it and decided to do something about it.another pat on the back for you.i am so proud of you for all that love.now start looking at all the other nsv when they come you will be surprised how many they are .another nsv is you havenīt given up and you are still here.see another pat on the back.so donīt be too hard on your self,cheer up and send me that list.know i have faith in you.have faith in yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITFRIT 10/7/2013 12:47AM

    I joined one of the challenge groups here on Spark and I am LOVING it, motivation is amazing! Check our the Biggest Loser challenges, they are great!

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Update on Injury

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I am a little sore from having to lay so still for 40 minutes today during the MRI. I never knew how many muscles it took to keep yourself from moving! Nothing to report on my foot yet, the tech said I should hear from the dr tomorrow on the results. Came home and immediately got off my foot and have keep it up for the majority of the evening. Foot still looks swollen and pretty ugly but pain has subsided a little tonight.
This is what it looked like yesterday afternoon. I was in some serious pain.

I am trying really hard not to let this injury take away my drive and motivation to lose weight. It is really going to be a challenge for me now because I relied heavily on my exercise minutes to compensate for going over my calorie range, which I tend to do a lot. Got another wake-up last night...I knew with the MRI today that I would have to take all my jewelry off, my wedding rings have not been off in years. Well after much lotion and pulling, I was finally able to get them off, unfortunately, I now cannot get them back on and this is what my finger looks like from years wearing them and not controlling my weight. It just makes me sick.
This is going to be hard for me now that exercising will have to wait till my ankle heals. I am just praying that my ankle is not fractured and that recovery will be quick.

  
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WINNIE1978 4/23/2013 7:37PM

    Tweaking your diet can make it possible to at least maintain while you have to stay off of your foot. I hope you feel better soon!

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MENNOLY 4/19/2013 8:36AM

    Don't get too uptight about the groove in your ring finger. With time and weight loss it will gradually go away. When I lost most of my weight to the point that I could wear my ring on my right hand as easily as my left, it looked as if I still had a ring on my left hand after taking my ring off. Today there is a slight groove but nothing as drastic as a year ago. Hope your foot gets better soon!

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MARTHA-ANN 4/19/2013 5:15AM

    Hope you're soon feeling better, at least the bruising is coming out! emoticon


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SEATTLE58 4/18/2013 10:30PM

    Oh Hon, your foot still looks so sore! Many emoticon your way. I sure remember getting my ring off before a surgery that I had, and my oh my, that can hurt so much too. They had to get it off with string. Now I'm so thankful that my ring is so loose these days, that I had to buy those fittings so your ring can fit again. I just haven't put it on yet but I will! emoticonand remember we're all here for you! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 4/18/2013 9:18PM

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RAWN13 4/18/2013 9:14PM

   

Ooo I've had an ankle injury that looked very similar. Mine was just a sprain and was nearly 2 years ago n still twinges. It was black from mid-shin to the toes and got told that a fracture would in fact heal faster and better than a really bad sprain.
Feel for u so much, hope it gets better real soon and best of luck with your results (my ankle aches in sympathy looking at your pictures Hun)
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Out of commission for a few days... :-(

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Well I have done it again. I was trying to overdo Monday while exercising and landed on the side of my foot instead of the bottom and turned my ankle. It immediately swelled...looked like a golf ball sticking out of the side of my foot. No broken bones and no major tear. Could have a small tear somewhere but only did x-rays right now. Swelling has finally gone down some but has also spread out over more of my foot and now it is a nice, pretty bluish-purple color. At least I can walk (very slowly and very carefully) on it some, but trying to keep it elevated as much as possible.

I should have know better and I should have listened to my body. I could tell I was getting way too tired but I so wanted to finish. My heart-rate watch showed that I had burned 937 calories before I went down but I was not ready for that type of exercise. I so want to lose weight and I want it gone TOMORROW!, but I know now that I can't force it to happen or next time I could break something and really put myself out of commission for a long time.

  
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MARTHA-ANN 4/19/2013 5:13AM

    It looks painful...rest up! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 4/18/2013 9:20PM

    That is really swollen!

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MISSCUS 4/17/2013 5:31PM

    Other than the swollen ankle, you have very healthy looking feet. As an RN, I've seen so many feet, yours is very healthy!! Hope it is better this week and you are not hurting as much.
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LARKSONGRUTH 4/17/2013 12:12AM

    So sorry about your injury. Get well soon. emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/11/2013 1:39AM

    I hope you will get better, soon !

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SEATTLE58 4/10/2013 10:31PM

    Oh, so sorry for your owie! That's must've really hurt lots! emoticon

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SW33TINSANITY 4/10/2013 8:51PM

    ouch, hope you get better soon

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SUSANELAINE1956 4/10/2013 8:40PM

    I do the same kind of things way too often. It's so hard when you are working to improve and then this happens. Hope it feels better soon.

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BABYSMAMA12 4/10/2013 8:15PM

    Slow down Anabell. If you push too hard it takes longer to recouperate. Get better soon dear friend.

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BOPPY_ 4/10/2013 8:03PM

    When I played basketball, I used to do this all the time.

The sight, alone, of your ankle actually engenders physical pain in mine. emoticon

I wish you a fast recovery and a shallow learning curve on (a) keeping up with your fitness program, and (b) avoiding injury.

You can do this; and, you can do this without injury.

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BERGBA7 4/10/2013 7:47PM

    oh... get well soon and take care of your ankle!
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