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Update and Thank You

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A big thank you to all of my friends for your love and support. You've touched my heart and it means more than you'll ever know. Just an update on how I'm taking care of myself......

I gave my cell phone to hubby last night since I was so exhausted and went to bed. I finally got some sleep. Hooray!!! I have several doctor's appointments today. The first one was very early and hubby went with me. The doctor said I was exhausted and warned me to be very careful and to start putting myself first (no big surprise there!). My second one is this afternoon. This one I feel more confident about and will go to on my own.

I still haven't eaten today, but as soon as I'm finished with this blog, I will go into the kitchen and force myself to eat something since that is my agreement with this morning's doctor. I will have 4 egg whites, 2 fiber toast with Smart Balance light, and some applesauce. I'm doing okay with my water. Yay! I will eat 5 freggies and drink 64+ ounces of water today.

I am supposed to surround myself with positive, supportive people and try not to discuss medical problems too much. I'm supposed to practice the word NO until I'm rested and back to normal. I am to practice normal eating, sleeping and activity level. I realize that if I continue on the way I have been this month that I will make myself physically ill and land in the hospital. My exhaustion is just a warning that I am going to heed even if people get mad at me for being unavailable or boring.
It was a serious wake up call! I'm off to eat now (never thought I'd have to say that! lol)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

1AVERY 8/5/2010 8:51PM

    I hope you are still following your own rules.
1. Taking care of yourself.
2. Eating properly even when you aren't hungry.
3. Moderation in everything you do.
Are you still on a roll. Take care and congrats on your 2 years. Teri

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SLENDERELLA61 7/27/2010 10:25PM

    I appreciate your update. Listen to your doctor. Take care of yourself. You need it. You deserve it. Love, Marsha

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TBRANCH2 7/27/2010 10:23PM

    We are here for you!! Take your time, rest, and yes, EAT! hahha Bet you didn't think that people would be telling you that, either!! hahaha

Call me if you need to or even if you just want to talk...Hugs!

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EILEENV3 7/27/2010 1:15PM

    Please treat yourself as if you were your daughter. You are so worth it!

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DONNABRIGHT 7/27/2010 12:05PM

    Sometimes taking care of ourselves is so hard.

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July Was a Rough Month

Monday, July 26, 2010

Although I've lost 10+ pounds during the month of July without trying, I might add, July has been a very stressful month for me. Many of you who know me personally may have noticed that I haven't been as active as normal. That is because I've had many, many things going on all at the same time and once again, I've allowed myself to get stressed. I promised myself that I wouldn't let this happen, but as is my habit, it did. As I get myself together and back into more of my routine, I'm sure that I'll become more active again . My apologies to anyone who I've let down. My doctor is on me about taking better care of myself and I am. I am eating again whether I feel like it or not and I'm trying to make sure that I eat all 5 freggies. I never did stop the 64+ ounces of water so that's a good thing.

We've got hubby pretty well stabilized with his diabetes (pretty scary stuff that), daughter got an extension for taking her certification test so won't lose her job (hooray),although there is no change in her brain injury, sister is doing better with her back (was very worried on this one), attorneys are handling lawsuits well and I'm still waiting on scheduling my doctor's appointment for this week. Hopefully it will all calm down. I'm looking forward to a better month in August.

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1AVERY 7/27/2010 11:47AM

    Cyndi I am sorry to hear about the month of July for you. There was a lot of stress and you were still here for your sparkfriends when you found the time. You are an amazing lady and now that everything seems to be settling down a little and looking brighter. You can devote a few days to Cyndi days and think of yourself first. It is time for you to just relax and enjoy the weather. Take care and your sparkfriends are always here for you. Teri emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 7/26/2010 6:59PM

    Believe me, I'm sure you let no one down. Take care of yourself first. You always do so much. Sorry July was so tough. Congrats on 10 pounds gone! That is impressive, especially in view of the stress. Not eating isn't good, though. You need not only the freggies, but protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, stuff that they haven't even identified yet in our food. Definitely don't quit eating. It'll slow that metabolism of yours, too, and that isn't what you need. I know you are planning to take much better care of yourself in August. You can do it!! -Marhs

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JANEWATKINS 7/26/2010 11:36AM

    I have received such kind attention from you since I joined the Polk County Group. My turn to give something back. You are always so positive and thoughtful. I appreciate your encouragement and positive responses to me. One would never know you were carrying such burdens! May God bless you today. May you have a more peaceful and productive August. I'm hoping to get to a local SP meeting soon so we can meet in person. Happy thoughts are coming your way. Jane


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MOM23CUTIES357 7/26/2010 11:04AM

    I am so sorry you had such a rough month. I pray you see some light in August. Remember we are all here for you and your family.

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June Was A Successful Month

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June was a successful month for me. After watching the scale go up, up and up for many months (due to steroid shots in the spine), I finally saw a five pound drop in the month of June. Now five pounds may not seem like much weight to some, but to someone like me who is hypothyroid, it is real progress. To top it all off, June is birthday month around our house. Despite the fact that we celebrated two birthdays in three days, I still managed to drop a pound every week in June. emoticon emoticon

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WILD4STARS 7/2/2010 9:11PM

    emoticonYou deserve a big pat on the back! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 7/1/2010 9:06PM

    Hooray! Hooray!! Hooray!!! That is wonderful, Cyndi. Well deserved success. -Marsha

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DONNABRIGHT 7/1/2010 3:56PM


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EILEENV3 7/1/2010 1:59PM

I celebrate your victory & that you kept on persevering.

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MOM23CUTIES357 6/30/2010 10:01PM

    That is something to dance about. emoticon emoticon

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SUKARTHI 6/30/2010 9:58PM

  Congratulations on loosing those 5 pounds. I have been stuck for months too, but still not seeing the result. Hope I will be motified by your post and keep trying.. emoticon

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ANNESTARR 6/30/2010 9:57PM

    I am thrilled for you!! You go, girl!! Have a great Holiday! emoticon emoticon

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Birthdays Make June Go Faster

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ever since I was a little girl, in my mind, June has always been shorter than all of the other months. When I was in school it was because the school year was winding down and the excitement of summer vacation held the promise of childhood dreams. Of course my birthday fell right after school let out so that made the month go even faster. Now as an adult I find that June still seems to pass quickly. I don't know if that is due to years of thinking about it being a "short" month or whether it is just a busy month. This year my daughter came down for a week so that we could spend our birthdays together. Her birthday is two days after mine. She brought her boyfriend with her and it was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting him. We've tried to squeeze as many activities as possible into a relatively short time span and we all tumble into our respective beds exhausted every night. I'll have to admit that I'll be very sad when the week is up because I've enjoyed visiting with my daughter. We are very close and she lives pretty far away. I wish she lived closer but her job is located many states away. Maybe someday........

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DONNABRIGHT 6/28/2010 10:38AM

    So glad you are having as much fun as possible!

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MOM23CUTIES357 6/27/2010 10:35PM

    I am so glad you had/having a great time with your daughter. I know how you feel about being far from your daughter. I am only 1hr away, but it feels like 2hrs with traffic. I can not imagine being states away.

I do agree with you about June being a fast month along with July. I think it is summer break, the 4th of July, and knowing I have only 2months to get some special memories made.

Keep doing well.

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Spark Eating Is Working For Hubby

Friday, June 18, 2010

Who ever thought when I joined SP that my healthy habits would be a life saver for my husband. Wednesday I went with him to the doctor because he has dropped 33 pounds in the last 2 months without trying. We suspected that he might have developed diabetes and we were correct. His fasting sugar level was 342. My husband turned to the doctor and said that he was going to have to eat like me. I could just see the wheels turning in the doctor's head as he glanced in my direction because I'm so over weight. My husband said again, no, really, she does Spark People and she eats really well. Later that day it shot up to 450 and we were panicking. It has been three days and tonight when he checked his sugar level before he ate dinner it was down to 192! In just three days! Hooray!!!! WooHoo!!! I'm so excited! He has been eating just like me and his sugar is down. I am so proud of him that I just had to tell everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRIXEL 6/23/2010 12:59PM

    Big HUGS to both of you. He can do it! :)

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SLENDERELLA61 6/19/2010 7:14PM

    Congrats to Mike! And you take a big bow, since you are the one showing him how. Hope his commitment to healthy eating will be a help to you now, too. Take care, Marsha

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/19/2010 12:12AM

    Wow, wonderful!

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WILD4STARS 6/18/2010 8:43PM

    emoticonto both of you! What a team!

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AML05030 6/18/2010 8:24PM

    Awwwwe :) GO hubby :) (and the one inspiring him)!

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