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Team Meeting/Dinner Tomorrow Night

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I'm psyched! Tomorrow we're having our second monthly Polk County Team Meeting/Dinner. I can't wait. This is a really terrific group of people - gentle, kind and supportive. We will eat healthy, I'm sure, and then (hopefully) we'll finalize our Summer Spread The Spark Walk/Rally plans for June 27, 2009, in Lakeland. It should be sooooo much fun! To any of our Polk County Team mates who are reading this, you're the best and I'm looking forward to tomorrow night!

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L*I*T*A* 6/2/2009 7:42PM

blessings and hugs...................lita

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Time to Re-commit Myself to my Goals

Saturday, May 30, 2009

This morning I looked at how many times I went over my calorie range this week. I am disappointed in me and I need to do better in the days to come. I know why I did it. There are several reasons, all related to my orthopedic problems. First, I've been having steroid shots which raise your blood sugar level and thus make you think you're hungry. Sometimes I ate when I thought I was hungry even though I had eaten an hour before. That has to stop NOW! I need to get back to eating 6 times a day and that will greatly subside. Secondly, I found myself eating to get rid of my pain. Hello? That is why my doctor prescribed specific medications to deal with the pain. I was remiss in taking enough of those medications to make myself comfortable and turned to my long time crutch, namely food. Today, I've already taken steps to get rid of this problem and will work harder with it in the future. Next, even though I carry protein bars/snacks and water with me wherever I go, I've been drinking the water but skipping or putting off eating because I get busy with some task. Then I find myself feeling really tired and shaky because I go way too long without food and grab too much of the first healthy food I can get my hands on. This much I'll say for myself, the food that I do eat is generally healthy; I just need to eat more regularly and in smaller portions. I will need to get back to purposeful eating. It really is better for my body, keeps me from being hungry and makes it easier to get in all the nutrients that I need every day. I've been so wrapped up in pain and treatments that I forgot all about purposeful eating. That is going to be my goal for the next week. I will practice purposeful eating and taking care of myself properly. I'm willing to bet that everything will even out.

On the positive side, I've done lots of things that were right.
Here are some things I've done daily:

I've eaten my 5+ fruits and veggies, been drinking 64+ ounces of water, been taking my prescribed D3/calcium/vitamins, been eating 25+ grams of fiber, had success with my fat/protein/carb intake, been faithful about logging onto SP and I've been trying to hold myself accountable every day.

I've improved my sleep (a new bed really helped!) and taken "me" time every day. I've gotten a minimum of 30 minutes of walking every day and I will go back to weight training and an increase in aerobic exercise in the next month, once the doctor has approved it. I've been practicing moderation and have tried to be much less compulsive about exercise,cleaning and taking responsibility for things that aren't my responsibility. I'm having success in developing emotionally and spiritually. I'm trying to deal with my father's death and my brother's betrayal in a mature fashion, while still managing to protect myself emotionally. I've been lax in keeping my journal for the past 2 weeks but I'm still referring to the topics that I've written down and given thought to them every day. I'm learning to give boundaries and this has greatly improved my relationship with my husband, daughter and sister. (I'm still working on not being a doormat for the world to step on but hay, one thing at a time!)

As I read back over this blog I can see one big thing that pleases me. I've come a long way baby!
Yea me! Remember, today I'm great, tomorrow I'm going to be a much improved version of me. I can only imagine where I'll be a year from now! emoticon

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ESS@HOME 5/31/2009 3:43PM

    Terrific! I know you can be the best ever! You have the determination and that's exactly what it takes to make changes. Good luck and God bless.


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L*I*T*A* 5/30/2009 11:32PM

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 5/30/2009 1:23PM

    You go girl!!! You see where you have holes in your plan and you are fixing them!!! And even better, you are not dwelling on your mistakes but moving forward!!! I can't wait to see where you will be a year from now!!! Hey, I can't wait to see 3 months from now!!!


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Resting comfortably

Friday, May 29, 2009

Today I had another series of 6 shots in my spine. I'm very sore but the doctor said that I did great and that the inflammation was down a lot! Yea! I'm supposed to take it easy - no exercise except slow walking- and starting next week around June 8th, I can begin some slow water walking. After that I am allowed to add one additional exercise (in the water) per week until I've seen the doctor again. I'm not allowed to lift, bend, twist, stand or do any repetitive motion for at least 7-10 days. (What a shame, I'll have to give up housework. It's breaking my heart!) emoticon I did myself a big favor this past week and vacuumed, cleaned bathrooms, did laundry, went grocery shopping and cooked several meals in advance so I wouldn't be temped to do any of that and hurt myself. Well, I'm off to get my ice pack and pain medication and then lie down on my wonderful new bed!

Have a great weekend everyone! emoticon

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1AVERY 5/29/2009 7:57PM

    Cyndi the good news is you can do it all when you recover it will be happy to stick around and wait for you. That is the good thing about housework.
I am sorry to hear you are laid up but if it is going to help you in the long run it is worth it. You have a great attitude though getting everything done because that is what happens with people. They see something that needs done and thinks Ok I can do that and the next thing you know you have either set yourself back or hurt something different. You take care of yourself and get plenty of rest and before you know it you will be able to do everything plus more.
My thoughts will be with you for a fast recovery time. Teri emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 5/29/2009 3:54PM

    so sorry to hear you are heart broken over the not having to do housework.................i would be too..............have a great weekend,,,,,,,,,,,,take care...........blessings and hugs................lita

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Polk County Group Spread The Spark Summer Challenge Walk/Rally on June 27

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm hoping that our Polk County Group and get together enough people for the June 27 walk, to form a rally. I don't know the first thing about forming a rally, but I suspect that I'm about to have a quick lesson. If anyone reading this has any tips or suggestions, I'm open to just about anything at this point. I do know that the walk/rally will be held in Lakeland. When our team meets on June 3rd, I'm hoping we can choose the park and the time. I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to also have some local gyms come and lead us in some exercises. It would be great advertising for them and a good workout for us! I'm starting to get a little excited about it. I believe that we're supposed to wear Spark People gear to the walk/rally. I do have a Spark shirt and water bottle so I feel like in that sense I'm ready. I hope that our Polk County Group will all share in the planning so we can have a nice, worthwhile event! Well here goes....... Wish us luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 5/28/2009 10:02AM

    wishing you well and have a wonderful day......................sounds like a fun time will be had................sorry have no suggestions for your rally.................blessings and hugs..................lita

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It Is Beautiful Out.....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It is beautiful out today and I'm in control of my food. That makes me feel very powerful and good! I will feed my body what it needs today. I will take my vitamins and drink lots of water. I will take care of me. Life is good.

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L*I*T*A* 5/26/2009 10:37PM

    you have the power..........................
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ESS@HOME 5/26/2009 2:32PM

    Yes, it is!


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