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Just every day stuff

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I am happy no longer waiting for the big weight loss to have fun. My boyfriend and i am doing more together. I met a friend that has a lot of things in common with me. weight is not one ot them she is thin but we shop and talk and have nice visits. Live in general is good.
I am eating better, now watching portions and trying to get nutrients right, its all and experiment at this point. My trouble is exercise, with the weight gain came the pain. I can't walk more than a few steps when my legs tighten up and basically throw me to the ground. I need to move more or I will stay in pain forever. Its such a viscous circle. oh well i will get my strength back brought out my chair and my sit and be fit videos, along with some from here.
I will not let this set back bring me down. When I moved here alone no kids husbands or pets i was scared never lived alone what would i do. Well i know what now, I will live and enjoy, this is my time and as selfish as that sounds. I am happy really happy

I hope everyone gets the chance to be truly happy in there lives.

  
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GOLFGMA 7/29/2014 6:55AM

    Your attitude of not letting it get you down is great. The seated exercises in the Spark People workouts are great for getting strength back in your legs. If you have resistance bands there is a great 20 minute workout and some 10 minute ones for upper and lower body that are great. emoticon

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OSDOWNS 7/29/2014 2:53AM

    Great attitude!

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PJB149 7/29/2014 1:44AM

    God bless. I am glad you are enjoying yourself NOW and not waiting until...(fill in the blank). That is exactly as it should be. Sparkpeople has some great exercise videos that are done from a seated position. I use them all the time as I have bad arthritis in my knees.

Keep up the good work and I wish you much success on your WL journey.

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Its official

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Well its official I have now gained back every pound I have lost in the last 2 years. Not a good thing, but to be more positive I am now on my way to being a non smoker. One of the hardest things i have ever accomplished and I am proud of myself. Little by little I am beginning to breath easier, movement is easier, I would never have believed it but back pain is improving. Who knew the doctor knew what he was talking about. I decided to quit because simply I can not afford rent and cigarettes and I tried for months before getting it to stick. I am now weaning myself from my nicotine replacement products. Once that is done I will be a non smoker for the first time since I was 12 years old.

An back to the diet, starting completely over, adding water and subtracting unhealthy food choices one at a time. Adding new and healthier foods in there place. I am beginning my journey again and this time I hope to be more successful. Like quitting smoking I will try until I get it right. This will be a long journey but one that I know feel I am strong enough to handle.

I quit drinking 29 years ago, now I quit smoking so all that's left is to create a new healthier life.
I have already accomplished being happy most days, my life now is what I choose to make it.

I am not looking to loose weight for being happy just healthy I would like to live forever.
I hope everyone is happy and well

  
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USMAWIFE 6/7/2014 9:32PM

    being alchol and smoke free are blessings and you whould be proud of achieving them

you can loose the weight again .. we all have been where you are emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 6/7/2014 4:04PM

    By being smoke and alcohol free you have given yourself the greatest gift of all...that is life. Congrats with you achievements.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

I have lived alone for 3 weeks, there are times when i am very lonely. Mostly i am happy, I have started my exercises again, gained a lot of weight over the year I lived with my kids. My scale spent the year in the car trunk so needless to say it is not working I will have to get another one day, but for now i will concentrate on getting the exercises going again, get my eating under control and watch for non scale victories. What I weigh is not important its how I feel that counts. Right now I am tired and in a lot of pain, but I can and will fix that.
When the doctor says exercise and good diet will take the pain away, I was angry, why can't I just get medication like other people take a pill be done and not have to change anything. For me that is not possible anti inflammatory medications cause my kidneys to stop working that includes over the counter as well as prescription medication. I can take no more than 2 aspirin a day with out causing my self problems. So I set out in the beginning to prove he was wrong, diet and exercise can not help pain and i proved him right at one time i had way more energy and was completely pain free after only a couple of months eating right and exercising. So why did I stop, don't know.
I studied nutrition in college, I know how important water is to a body, but know is not doing so as of today I am back on track, (started yesterday actually) going to stay on track one day at a time. My goal is to become pain free, if i loose weight I will be excited, but if not I don't hurt and I can walk that is my goal.

  
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CHIPOMP1 3/23/2014 2:21PM

    Your plan is similar to mine. I plan on trying to exercise each day and eat right. I know weight loss will be slow, but that is okay. Any day that I can get out of bed and dressed is a success to me.

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USMAWIFE 3/23/2014 1:11PM

    I also studied nutirtion in college but it does not help when your body has auto immune issues which cause you to have not good metaolism

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NEWMOON 3/23/2014 11:14AM

    This is the best place to be for support. Post in your teams, get involved with challenges if you can.

Lots of us with all kinds of physical challenges on the Chair Exercise Team. Come on over and get involved.

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SNS1968 3/23/2014 10:34AM

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HOLLYM48 3/23/2014 10:21AM

    Way to get back on track. Indeed take it one day at a time, one goal at a time. It is not always easy but it is always worth the results in the long run. There is no magic pill, it is just a lot of hard work at getting healthy. Keep on the right track. You will get there!

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LOVELESMILLS 3/23/2014 10:10AM

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Everything is very nice

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The move was different, I am alone for the first time since i was born. Just me in this apartment and you know what I love it. I can decorate if i want or not. I have moved the furniture a couple times looking for the most comfortable and best use of my space think i found it now. I run up and down a flight of stairs several times a day and its getting easier. In the morning I get up have a cup of coffee, cook myself an egg and some toast then put in a cd and do my sit and be fit video and work out for about 30 minutes. Its nice now because no one is coming in my room telling me to turn down video or complaining because I am making too much noise. I just do what i need to do and then I sweep and mop my place wash dishes go do some laundry. Life is good, its simple but its how I like it.
I hope everyone can enjoy life as I do. Yes I am happy

  
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DELIA38961 3/16/2014 8:53PM

    emoticon everyone deserves to be happy

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USMAWIFE 3/16/2014 8:38AM

    emoticon on your first place

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I have moved

Thursday, March 13, 2014

If anything could go wrong it did on my moving day. First when i sign lease I found out that the lovely first floor apartment I had wanted had a serious plumbing problem so they had to give me a second floor apartment. That was OK it was even nicer than the one I had wanted.
Second they called me last minute and told me I would have a truck, so i called around and it was indeed to late to get one. so we packed up the cars and carried all the small stuff to the apartment, then i called everyone i know no one with a truck or van could help so we tied my queen size pillow top mattress and box springs on top of my ford contour. I drove from Indiana to Blue Island IL with a huge mattress on top of my car.
Then I had already scheduled my internet to be installed and they couldn't seem to get new address right in the system they kept sending installers to the wrong place and I had to live with out internet for over a week. It was a frustrating week.
But I love my apartment, we got everything here despite the problems and nothing got broken. It took me longer than planned to get settled but i did and I learned that I can be quite resourceful when i need to be.
Now I live alone, can entertain my friend when I want to, sleep when i want to and even make noise in the day time. I am enjoying my new life. Tomorrow I am setting up my videos so i can restart my exercise program. Today I walked a bit. I am terrible out of shape so i will need to work up to where i was but i have no doubt i will be successful.

  
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USMAWIFE 3/13/2014 6:54PM

    glad you got settled. I have moved 20 times in 38 years and it is a pain at times

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NHES220 3/13/2014 3:06PM

    I hope you enjoy Blue Island. I grew up on the South Side in Evergreen Park, IL - not too far from there. Now I am in the western suburbs.

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 3/13/2014 7:44AM

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Jane

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LJCANNON 3/13/2014 6:38AM

    emoticon It sounds like you were able to "Make Lemonade with Lemons," LOL!! Your apartment sounds lovely!!

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ZRIE014 3/13/2014 1:27AM

  have a good day

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