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Good News

Thursday, April 09, 2009

I'm pumped! I got some awesome news today. I had a colonoscopy about 3 weeks ago and the doctor removed a bunch of little polyps. The lab work finally came back and there is zero sign of any cancers. The best part is that I don't have to have another test for 3 years! YES!!!

Thank you God for bringing me to Spark People where I've learned to eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. This test is so much better than my last one. I can only say that what you put into your mouth affects every part of your body! I am living proof!

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 4/10/2009 12:49PM

    Great news!!! What a relief that must be!! I am so happy for you!!!

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NHSTITCHER 4/10/2009 2:53AM

  YAY YAY YAY! That is GREAT news! Congratulations!

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SARALOUOT 4/9/2009 10:56PM

    Happy, Happy Easter!!! Blessings to you! I lost my Mom to colon cancer and know that I have to have a colonoscopy too, but haven't scheduled one yet....maybe with my next annual check up. emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 4/9/2009 8:48PM

    fantastic...............HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOURS...............many blessings and hugs..............lita

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am thrilled for you!! I imagine you felt concerned when you came out of the procedure and the doctor told you he'd removed a bunch of little polyps...anxious to make sure the results were okay. And here you are!! I'm glad you won't have to go back for 3 years now - emoticon!! So glad to hear that healthy eating/exercising might've played a role in this procedures better results than the previous one, too :) - Sara emoticon

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LUCKYDUCK2 4/9/2009 7:26PM

    Happy Dancing at this end!! Congrats on such a good test result. You are living proof for working it and seeing results. You also have such a strong positive outlook no matter what comes your way.

Have a Blessed Easter. emoticon

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Tracking More Carefully Today

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Today I am tracking my food more carefully and paying closer attention to what I'm putting into my mouth. I'm usually very good about doing this and it has become a great habit. Yesterday was a bust - granted the first one I've had in over a year - but a bust none the less. I used food to medicate myself yesterday and I got way out of control. This is the first time since I've been on Spark People that this has happened. I've moved on today and I'm not beating myself up over it, but I think it's important for me to look at the situation and see how I got so out of control. So that's what I've done. I've come up with a plan B which I put into effect immediately. I checked my emergency bag of snacks and the supply was depleted. Today I went to the store and replenished my healthy snacks which I put in the bag (I usually keep a stash at all times) that I keep in the car. I'm positive that I let myself get too hungry yesterday, after exercising and walking around, and in the impulse of a moment I ate several things (that I never eat normally) just to fill my stomach. Boy did it ever throw me off! I felt awful physically from that point to the time I went to bed. The infusion of sugar in my system spiked and then fell and I got the shakes. My protein intake yesterday was sadly lacking and although I ate dried fruits and a bunch of veggies, my carbs were off the charts. (Unusual because I usually have trouble getting enough carbs and fats into my diet) The feedback on the SP Food Tracker gave me some great information as to what went wrong. Today when I was running errands and got hungry, I ate a Luna bar and drank 16 oz. of water. Then when I got home, I ate a big romaine lettuce salad, a banana and some reduced calorie whole wheat bread with Smart Balance Light on it. I feel satisfied and full. I'm positive that my diet today had about 10x more vitamins/minerals/protein and a fraction of the sugar than I ate yesterday. Today I feel better, not frantic, stressed or shaky. I know I'm doing good things for my body today by what I have decided to put in it. Yesterday is a perfect example of what not to do and how to set yourself up for failure. I've learned a valuable lesson from this and the chances of me having a repeat performance real soon are slim to zero! Although I did get quite a bit of exercise yesterday, which was a good thing, not nourishing my body correctly undid all of the good brought about by the exercise. In the future taking care of myself will entail paying closer attention to the relationship between food, exercise and water. I did a great job of paying attention today and I know I will continue to do so. You only get one shot at life - there are no "do-overs". Taking care of your body should be priority numero uno!
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LUCKYDUCK2 4/8/2009 4:23PM

    "This is the first time since I've been on Spark People that this has happened"

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the keyboard. If this is the first time...all I can say is WOW!
And your plan of action right way is my second WOW.

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CINNIEMAY 4/7/2009 8:58PM

    I am glad that you are not beating yourself up! One day is not the end of the world but it can be the start of bad habits. I am glad that you have a plan!!!

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    I can almost smell those petunias :)

Your Monday had so much in common with many of mine: the food-as-self-medication, imbalance of carbs vs. protein - and I, too, usually don't eat a high-carb diet. We're becoming more and more sensitive to just how extensively the food we eat affects how we feel, and I'll have to remember your last words there: "Taking care of your body should be priority numero uno!" Thanks for a reminder I really needed :) - Sara emoticon

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ESS@HOME 4/7/2009 6:45PM

    Wow, great blog post! Yep, I sure understand what you mean when you say the "wrong" foods. Good for you that you are back on track!


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KKKAREN 4/7/2009 4:31PM

    Good for you getting back on the horse and paying attention to what your body needs. You have a good attitude. Karen

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A Good Workout

Monday, April 06, 2009

I was back in the water today. I attended my water aerobics class and it was good to see all of my friends! I was very careful and used alternate positions for almost everything. I skipped all of the jumping around and kept my right foot off the floor of the pool for about 70% or more of the class. I'm not into playing with fire and April 22nd is the day I go to the foot doctor. I'm being a very good girl and not pushing my luck. I'm all itchy again but I know to put my prescription cream on the spots right away. My back feels okay but again, I was very careful and used alternate positions so as not to tempt fate. I finally reached my pain management doctor's nurse and they will increase the strength of my nightly meds. We'll see how it goes. My MRI is on Wednesday and I don't want to do any other additional damage to my body so I'm being very careful. It sure felt good to be in the water today! I am able to do so many more moves in the water than I can do on land. I love the water!

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LUCKYDUCK2 4/6/2009 10:46PM

    Saying a prayer at this end for you that there is help for all of this. You make the pool sound like so much fun! I may have to consider joining ours but seriously, I have NEVER really been in a pool and at the lake, I always had a horse under me. :)

Have another good day tomorrow. Hugs. Goodnight

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L*I*T*A* 4/6/2009 9:26PM

    no matter what the problems they do seem to be better in the pool...............glad everything went well for you.................wishing all will soon have some resolution............prayers,bless
ings and hugs.............lita

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A Great Day

Saturday, April 04, 2009

I'm having a great day. Hubby and I went out to yard sales this morning and watched movies or read this afternoon. We had nice salads for lunch. For dinner, we had salads and a leftover pasta dish (made with Dreanfields pasta). This evening we took our two dogs for a nice walk. It was beautiful outside! Later, I made him some homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and sent a plate of the cookies over to our friends across the street. The best part was my pain was under control today! I practiced good pain management today. What a wonderful, relaxing day!!!

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CINNIEMAY 4/6/2009 12:32PM

    Your day sounded wonderful! You deserved it!!!

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LUCKYDUCK2 4/5/2009 4:03PM

    This sounds like a perfect day! Have a relaxing Sunday also. Hugs

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Yea! Finally my MRI is April 8th

Friday, April 03, 2009

I finally got the date for my MRI. Yea!!! I'm having it on April 8th in the afternoon. I just want to get it over with so my doctor can tell me how we're going to proceed for treatment. She may be correct that it could be the lower spine pain just way out of control. My lower back has really been hurting for the last 3 days. (This is why I haven't been very active on SP for the past 3 days). I had a therapeutic massage on Wednesday which seemed to help a bit at first, but by Thursday, I was all tight and sore again. So, hopefully, my doctor will get some idea of what is going on so she can treat me. I want to get back to exercising regularly once more. About all I've been doing for the last 10 days is walking. My foot appointment is April 22. Maybe my foot doctor will let me do weight bearing exercise other than walking or at the very least water aerobics. I can hope can't I? I've been in tougher spots than this so I know I'll get through it just fine. I'm just getting impatient. I will prevail!!!

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 4/4/2009 11:44PM

    Awwwww! Hang in there girl!! I am sorry you are going thru all this and I hope it's over REAL soon!!

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CINNIEMAY 4/4/2009 9:23AM

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers! I hope that you get better soon!

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LUCKYDUCK2 4/4/2009 1:33AM

    Sending a GENTLE hug your way and hoping the MRI gives you answers. I hope it is nothing more then perhaps your back out of place while favoring you foot. Saying a prayer at this end for you.

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L*I*T*A* 4/3/2009 9:44PM

    well what luck to get the mri so quickly....where i live it takes months it seems to get one done............wishing and praying for a quick resolution for you................have a great weekend........blessings and hugs................lita

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    I'm sorry to hear you've had such a terribly rough time with your lower back. I can relate, as I've had the same...and an MRI, too. They really give a good, detailed picture of compressed discs, nerve entrapment, and all that, so your doctor will know how to proceed. Won't it be great to get a course of treatment for youro back and then have your foot problem addressed, too? As someone with back, foot, and hip problems, I can definitely relate! And I wish you all the best this month as you proceed to get better. - Sara emoticon

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