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Where have I been?!?!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Since it's been almost a month, I want to start off with a sheepish hello. Life has been crazy... crazier than normal. I'm still doing my thing... but I haven't been using Spark's trackers which is why I haven't been updating. Someone told me that myfitnesspal.com's trackers on the phone were easier to user and they were right.

And since I get maybe an hour of free computer time a day lately by the time I get the SP website to do the social side of this ... I'm out of steam.

Life was going well enough. Until last week when the slight annoyance of the mild pain in my hip became horrible and teamed up with a very very sore and possibly pulled calf muscle to break me down and send me to the doctor to have it all checked out.

So I finally saw the doctor on Wednesday.

He said the calf is probably a reaction to my left hip hurting and not to stress over it. That's good! I like hearing that.

He then went to look at my hip and began palpating around my back and hip and abdomen near the hip and when I screamed "GET YOUR (expletive deleted) HANDS OFF OF ME" when he touched near my groin because I saw stars... things got ugly. He continued the exam, started asking a ton of questions about my tummy, my bathroom habits, other symptoms. I had puked Tuesday night but I thought it was just a tummy bug. I also have been queasy a lot lately and I thought that was acid reflux related. Apparently he is worried that I have a blocage or a tear or something in my colon or lower intestine, or a major ovarian cyst.

I had the CT scan done this morning and a hip x-ray to check for any bone related issue that might be causing the pain.

I am scared about what the problem is. I really can't afford to require surgery right now.

I've been doing my Zumba this whole time and watching my intake of everything. I've even been chocolate free for 5 days! 5 days!!!!!

Life is otherwise great. Work is awesome. Zumba is the highlight of my day every day. M1 and M2 and I are doing awesome. I just want to know what's wrong with my side so I can live my life without fear.

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DANLIN60 10/8/2011 10:33AM

    Hi hope you don't find out that you need surgery and I am so sorry to hear about your painful exam. please keep me informed. I am going to be worried about you. God bless and I will pray for you

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NPA4LOSS 10/7/2011 11:47PM

    I hope that you have some answers soon. I am dealing with arthritis pain in that area and it is no fun. Take care and slow down if you need to in order to get the pain under control. emoticon

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 10/7/2011 8:32PM

    Wow, 5 days off from chocolate! I know that I couldn't do it unless I was sick. I sure hope that you get good news and relief from the doctor! I'll be praying for you!

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NANCYRUBIO 10/7/2011 2:03PM

    If you had the test done yesterday, you should be able to call your doctor tomorrow for the results. Computers make it so much easier to handle tests. 5 days off chocolate -- that would be a record for me. emoticon

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A busy girl... Work. Zumba. Health

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Life has been a whirlwind lately. Mostly of good things.

Work is going amazingly well! Big exciting things are going on for our team and I'm stoked! I was worried about having 8 temps reporting to me but it's pretty awesome! I'm getting so much done!

Zumba is becoming even more awesome by the day. The classes at the Y were dangerously small for a while there (5-7 people at a time? that's un heard of!). BUT classes have been getting bigger each time I teach and I've been getting some really good feedback from people. I'm also starting to notice a number of repeat people in my classes. Classes at the studio are awesome as always and S and I have been having an awesome time playing with each other during class and trying new things to keep it fresh.

Last night I taught a full hour of Zumba at the Y and then took S's class at the studio and she and I had a ball playing against one another with some of our songs - James Bonde, Pegate, Burlesque, and our cool down du jour Wobble. I was EXHAUSTED by the end of it but after the crappy way my day started out yesterday it was a much needed 2 hours of delicious sweaty fun!

I'm also really excited that I'm taking a full weekend away this weekend! Friday after work M2 and I will be driving to Charleston SC to meet up with M1. M1 will be doing thesis research while M2 and I go to the Highland Games! That means no Zumba Saturday or Sunday! I think my knees will appreciate that as will my hips. I've been rough on my body lately. I may try to see an ortho doc in the next few months if the supplements don't keep making progress in keeping my joints happy. I know that will get less severe as I lose more weight but right now it's worrisome that I limp the first hour or two of my day... every day. :(

I also got hit with a sinus/upper respiratory flu this past weekend. At work on Friday I was fine until mid-afternoon when I got a nasty headache and then when I woke up Saturday it was like my head will filled with rocks and snot. I took a 3.5 hour nap in the middle of the day Saturday (after teaching an hour of Zumba!) and suffered through the weekend but by Monday I was feeling a ton better. It was no fun at all! I was very upset with it all.

Overall life is good though. I love my job. Zumba is keeping me active and happy. Life at home is going well. I can't complain.

I miss having the time to be on spark every day but that happens from time to time. I'll do my best to keep in touch!


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NPA4LOSS 9/16/2011 10:30AM

    Keep having fun my friend! That is what life should be about. emoticon

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Trying to relax.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

I am so bad at down time. I have a three day weekend and I wanted so much to just chill out on the couch. I have done no such thing.

Friday night M2 and I made dinner and hung out. We did not a whole lot but it was a long day at work.

Saturday I taught Zumba at 10:30am. Lunch out with the boys. Lots of shopping. Errands everywhere.

Today I did laundry and dishes and went to a 75 minute zumba class.

Tomorrow I am determined to sit on my tail and read a book. I am so glad to have a day off. I need it. I need to rest, darnit!

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DANLIN60 9/10/2011 8:41PM

    Taking time off for yourself is very important. Very one needs that sometimes.. Enjoy it, okay?

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NPA4LOSS 9/4/2011 10:17PM

    Do take care of yourself. Enjoy taking a real day off from everything! emoticon

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The best Zumba class ever. AND Hip Hop Hustle!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tonight was, without a doubt, the best Zumba class I've ever taught. I had 32 people in class. There was amazing energy. People were hooting and laughing and sweating up a storm. It was unbelievable. I don't know when I've felt so awesome after a class.

This was my playlist.

Tonight was the first time we did "Show Me How You Burlesque" and it was FANTASTIC. When we got to the call and response part they actually sang along and were just having a blast. That felt great.

Today I also finished up the paperwork to take the Hip Hop Hustle certification class in October. Look at me! Trying to be a fitness professional! I feel so utterly amazing right now.

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NPA4LOSS 9/1/2011 8:49PM

    It is so hard to keep up with all you are doing. You are a dancing tornado! emoticon

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NEVERGIVEUP1969 9/1/2011 11:04AM

    emoticon!!! Hopefully soon I can have days like this!!! LOL
Got to get to teaching to have them!!! U are so INSPIRATIONAL to me!!! Love ur ATTITUDE!!! LOVE ur playlist. We did Burlesque the other day at the Zumbathon I went to, and it was FUN!!! So Happy that u had such a BLAST!! Good for u about the Hip Hop Hustle certification class!!!


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Irene update

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I've now been without power for over 36 hours. Sleeping at my inlaws to be tonight so that I can get some rest and get up for work in the morning. I'm exhausted. Totally exhausted. :(
We got out of the storm with minimal damage - a leak in the utility room and some missing shingles. Power went out around 9:30 yesterday morning and is showing no signs of coming back on when we left for the fams at 9:30 tonight. Not cool.
I'm stressed. This has thrown my whole routine off. I can't control what I'm eating as it's really just whatever is available due to time and money and cooking ability.
I'm stressed because we've basically lost all the stock piled food in the fridge and freezer because we ran out of ice and it's in short supply in a town with no power. Hoping we can salvage some stuff but I'm basically back to square one.
The money part of that is super stressing me. That's a lot of wasted food and money wasted on prep. Not happy. Not happy at all.
I know it'll get better and maybe a fresh slate in the kitchen will help get my weight loss moving again but ... ungh... not happy. Not happy at all!

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NPA4LOSS 8/30/2011 1:08PM

    emoticon my friend. My first thought is that you are safe! Look for as many silver linings as possible. My thoughts and prayers are with. Keep us updated when you can.

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DANLIN60 8/29/2011 9:33PM

    Sorry to hear about the lost food, that really is a bummer. can you claim that and the other damage you have on your home insurance? That would be great if you could and it would make you feel alot better. Glad you felt free to vent to us. I am sure a lot of other people are in the same predicament. glad you are all safe though. emoticon

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 8/28/2011 10:20PM

    So sorry to hear that you lost so much food and planning! That would be awful! I'm sure you have heard this and thought about it, it doesn't help a lot, but at least you and your loved ones are all ok! It could always be much worse, but I know that doesn't really help right now. Sometimes you just have to go through the emotions and let it out in some way, scream, cry, hit something, or just be crabby for a couple of days. It will get better!

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