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Thursday, January 14, 2010

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IRISHGIRL74 1/16/2010 9:09AM

    Hey, can I follow your blog with a verizon or aol email address? I already have way too many emails to keep up with, lol!

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IRISHGIRL74 1/16/2010 9:05AM

    Ok, ok, let me start jumping to your blog and catch up!!!!

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Oops, I did it again...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I did really well this morning with my workouts. I did Wii Active first thing this morning, I was early for my step class so I walked the track at a good clip for 10 minutes. The step class was 30 minutes and there was a 15 minute abs class right after, so I stayed for that too. After we left the Y, I had some errands to run which ran right into lunch time. Cameron was such a good boys that when he asked for a Happy Meal for lunch, I said "sure". Ok, do you see where we're going with this? Of course I was STARVING, so I had a Happy Meal too. A hamburger has NEVER tasted so good, and that's saying a lot since it's questionable whether it's actually real meat. The I devoured my burger and fries before I got the 1.5 miles down the road to the gas station.
What I haven't told you is that while at Target I bought Double Stuf Oreo's, Little Debbie 100 calorie cakes (which are so small I would need to eat the whole box), and a bag of peanut butter M&M's. Never go shopping hungry. After my stop at the gas station I proceeded to dig in to the bag of M&M's, those things never saw it coming. Ok, I didn't eat the whole bag, just about 1/3 of it.
Was all of that very smart? NO! Am I now going to spend the rest of the day moping around the house thinking I'm a failure? NOPE! I've been really good at staying within my calorie range and I plan to track all the crap I ate today, so I'll just chalk this one up to, "Never go run errands after a big workout with out bringing a healthy snack with you. Thanks to SparkPeople I can actually kind of laugh at myself for going after that junk food like a pirana. To my fellow Munchie team mates, I'm sorry, but these thing happen sometimes.

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IRISHGIRL74 9/9/2009 6:27PM

    Boy, I think we've all been there. I just finished eating chips, which I haven't had in forever. Now, I have to check in some journals here (I'm at the library) then off to eat my real meal. Keep up the good attitude :)

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RIPPY1010 7/13/2009 11:11AM

    Way to go, BOUNCER! emoticon

Sounds funny, right? I'm praising you for the snack attack. HA HA! But, way to go for not hating yourself the rest of the day, and just MOVING ON. Hating yourself over something you did, would just keep us eating away the sorrow, right?! So good job on just learning from it, and moving forward from there!

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L8AGAIN 7/9/2009 2:07PM

  Good Girl. That's the attitude. Chalk it up to a lesson learned and move on.

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Check me out

Monday, July 06, 2009

I started a non weight loss blog about my life as a wife and mother. I Just started it Saturday but plan to post everyday.

You can find me at

Stop by some time!

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IRISHGIRL74 7/7/2009 8:08PM

    That's sooo cool. I hope you got the fish food vacuumed up!

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L8AGAIN 7/7/2009 10:38AM

  Good luck with the blog. You should have plenty to blog about, there's never a dull moment with little ones in the house.

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How I'm going to spend MY Sparkaversary.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Anyone who reads my blogs regularly knows I've suffered yet another set back. Well, that ends TODAY! I'm back on track and ready to roll. I think today is the perfect day to renew my efforts towards a healthy life; it's my 6 month Sparkaversary! I've made it 6 months and 30 something pounds and have remained (for the most part) active in the Spark community and active in my life.
I've given my body rest, and had the cyst on my foot injected (see previous blog for more info). The doctor told me to relax a couple days after the injection, and I've done that. I woke up early this morning and did some light strength training to get me started. I'm going on a shopping trip that will involve A LOT of walking and lifting the boys in and out of the truck quite a few times.
Not only have I fallen off the wagon in the exercise department, but my eating has gotten out of control. It's really been a vicious cycle; I'm an emotional eater, so I got upset about the pain and not being able to exercise and I ate. Not only have my portions gotten out of control, but I've gone back to my junk food roots. That ends TODAY!
So as I celebrate 6 months of SparkPeople, I reignite my Spark and move towards a healthier life.

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IRISHGIRL74 7/1/2009 8:29PM

    happy sparkaversary! I've had times like that too. I'm an emotional eater too~I eat when I am stressed, sad, happy, you name it, I'll eat. I'm trying to break that habit, but it's hard. You can do it. Come back to the boards. We miss you!

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RIPPY1010 7/1/2009 10:24AM

    WOO HOO! You've definitely been missed on the boards and in the huddles. Maybe now we can get SANTA back here, too. :-D

Are you considering coming kayaking with us this month?

I'm glad you are back on track and looking forward!!

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L8AGAIN 7/1/2009 8:44AM

  Fabulous way to celebrate. It's great to have you back.

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BRIGITH 7/1/2009 8:11AM

    Yay BOUNCER! So glad you're back on track. See you on the boards!

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How Bouncer Lost Her Groove

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Like always, I get into a "groove" of working out, getting stuff done around the house and just being a productive person...Then I have a set back. This time my setback came in the form of injury.
Saturday, June 13 was a beautiful day, so I woke up, got my running clothes on and went out for a run at a local park. This was the first time I've run outside in months. I was fine all day, but noticed some pain late that night. I brushed the pain off as I must have been laying on it funny or something. Sunday morning the pain was still there, and it was getting worse by the hour. By Monday, not only did I have pain, but it was swollen.
I'm not going to mess around with something like this so I promptly went in to the doctor. She looked at it and sent me for xrays and said to take the xrays to an orthopedic specialist. At this point we're thinking stress fracture.
It's now Wednesday, 4 days since the pain has started, and I'm starting to get a little depressed. The orthopedic guy doesn't see anything on the xray but tells me that doesn't mean it's not a stress fracture since they don't usually show on xrays until they are a little older. He orders an MRI.
After waiting for my insurance company to pre-certify said MRI, I have to make an appointment. Man is this getting frustrating! The only opening for the next 10 days is Sunday morning at 9am. I'm not at all claustrophobic, but trying to lay perfectly still inside that tube was next to impossible. It's was like every muscle wanted to twitch uncontrollably.
That brings us to yesterday. I decide I'm going to be proactive and not wait for the doctor to call me. I ask the receptionist if the MRI report was in and she tells me the doctor will call me right back. He calls and tell me it's not a stress fracture. My heart kind of sinks, if it's not a stress fracture then what is it? I have a ganglion cyst on my foot. My two option for treatment are surgery to remove it or and injection to try and get rid of it. I ask his opinion and he says that the surgery will ruin the rest of my summer. So I agree to come in next Monday to have in injected.
After I got off the phone I went right to the computer to Google this thing. I found out that most ganglion cysts are in the hand, and women get them more often then men. The troubling information I found is that 60-70% of the not surgical removals end in reoccurrence. So now I'm faced with this; have it injected with a greater than 50% chance it'll come back or have it surgically removed with a 5-10% chance it'll come back, but it'll blow the summer. DH would like me to get the surgery. I'm thinking, I'll get the injection and save at least some of the summer and if it comes back have the surgery.
But here I am, I haven't worked out in a week, I'm in pain and getting more depressed by the day. The scale? Forget it, I don't even want to think about what that number says right now. Since I know it's not a stress fracture I can't really make things much worse by exercising so I have to try. The only obstacle is the pain.
This whole situation has me asking, why me? Why is it that as soon as I really get things going I get to giant road block thrown up in front of me. Oh well. I'll be sure to blog again as time goes on and we see what's going to happen.

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RIPPY1010 6/24/2009 9:56AM

    Bouncer, I'm so sorry. emoticon

I would probably try the injection to save some of my summer, and then when/if it returns, bite the bullet for the surgery.

I know what you mean about road blocks at every turn. I've lived my whole adult life that way, it seems. ;-) But, just work with the knowledge you have gained from Spark already. Use your friends here as your support system so as not to let yourself go in to a black hole of depression, if you know what I mean.

Swimming DOES sound like a great alternative. It's a very low-impact sport, but gives great results. Have you considered it?

I'll be thinking about you. Keep us updated ... don't go disappearing!!

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IRISHGIRL74 6/24/2009 8:40AM

    emoticonI'm soooooooo sorry you are going through this. I think we've all had the "why me" situations. Like a couple said already, maybe this could be a new oppurtunity to try something new?! Keep us updated! emoticon

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JESSICA1999PA 6/23/2009 3:52PM

    I know you are frusterated. I myself have medical of the biggest ones being if I don't lose weight, I probably won't be able to conceive a baby. Yet things keep happening to make me gain medicines, surgeries, etc. So trust me, I understand where you are coming from.

With that being said, I've learned the hard way. I push things off until they get so bad that it makes everything 10 times worse than if I would have taken care of it the first time around.

This has to be a decision that you and your loved ones decide on. But my opinion would be to get it drained, and if it comes back, don't even contemplate your decision - just get it taken care of.

Hang in there!


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BLABBERMOUTH2 6/23/2009 1:10PM

    Bouncer, I hear the frustration in your words. And to answer the question "why me" well who knows. The one thing I do know is that you are going to have to draw on every once of knowledge you've learned and implemented in your life since you've been on this Sparks journey to get healthy. But you know what, YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS.

Let us know what you decide to do and if we can help you in any way.


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L8AGAIN 6/23/2009 11:20AM

  Oh Bouncer, so sorry for your situation. The important thing is to take care of the problem so it stays just a temporary setback. Just don't start eating out of frustration. I hope you'll be up and running again soon enough.

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BRIGITH 6/23/2009 9:54AM

    Oh No BOUNCER, that's no good at all. Try not to let this get you down. Perhaps this is a good opportunity to try something new - swimming perhaps?

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MUFFIY831 6/23/2009 9:42AM

    Oh, that's a real shame. Here's to a speedy recovery! Hang in there.

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