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Day 73: Aggravated

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ok so I know it's silly but I'm really aggravated!! I forgot to log in yesterday! I was on the computer and everything!! Well I was only on the computer for a really fast bit to pay bills then off running the van to the garage and taking Littleman to the doctor. Turns out what I was hoping was just a cough was pneumonia. Good thing I took him right away. So yesterday was kind of hectic but still it only takes like a second to log in!! Ever since May when I got sick I haven't been charting like I was. It takes me a while to recover from bronchitis. So I still haven't been exercising like I should plus the kids are out of school so I don't have the window of time that I was using for exercise. I just can't get motivated to get up at 4:30 with my husband every morning to get the treadmill in. Littleman wakes up at 6. Then at night my husband gets home somewhere between 3 and 5 and goes to bed at 8:30 so I like to spend that time with him. I comes down to the fact that I'm most motivated to workout in the afternoon and right now can't find the time. I'm still eating right and losing1 to 2 lbs everyweek but I can't help but wonder what I would be losing if the exercise was added back in. So all of this added up makes me just plain AGGRAVATED!!

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KTANNAR 7/14/2010 8:57PM

    Sounds like you are doing a great job with all that is on your plate. Keep up the good work

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    Hugs to you as you try to work through this. Exercise is great, maybe you can squeeze in 10 minutes at least per day. I read about doing this today and joined the group with the promise to exercise 15 per day on my exercise bike minimum regardless of the weather. I got it done today but not without sweating and glad I didn't commit to 30 minutes in the heat. I need to get back to faithfully doing my PT exercises morning and night at 30 minutes each. I have no reason not to just excuses and boy am I full of those excuses. lol

Seriously now, do try to work in at least 10 minutes of some type of exercise, maybe even just doing cleaning chores at a forced pace, a short walk maybe with the kids, just anything that makes you feel good about yourself.

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TRACEYMOMOF3 6/12/2010 3:57PM

    Just keep up the good work, tracking and eating right! Add the exercise in slowly. You're doing great! emoticon

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Day 43: Need to exercise

Thursday, May 13, 2010

So today I jumped on the scale after forgetting to last week and I had a 5 lb drop YEAH!! But I can't help but wonder how much it would be if I could have worked out these past 2 weeks. First family obligations got in the way and as I said in my last blog I've been sick. I don't feel bad just this stupid cough. I tried to a simple band workout just so I could get something in.Well as soon as I got a little hot I started coughing my head off and had to grab my inhaler to stop them. Sooooooo no working out till the darn thing is gone.

Do you know how that is screwing up my goals LOL.

Hope everyone feels better than I do and has a great weekend

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TRACEYMOMOF3 5/13/2010 9:24PM

    Keep at it. Your wt. loss is something to celebrate! emoticon It's really hard to exercise when you're sick. Concentrate on eating healthy and resting so you can get well. And then start your exercises back! emoticon

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Day 38: I hate being sick

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Well any of you who are parents know the drill. Your kids get sick you get sick. So there is nothing wrong with me but a cough but when I get a cough I can't sleep laying down and mine last for like a month. I'm sure I'm not the only one that gets coughs like this so you know they stink. That's all for tonight. Night folks

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TRACEYMOMOF3 5/10/2010 10:48PM

    I just got over being sick! emoticon So, I understand. Hope you get to feeling better! emoticon emoticon

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RICK1947 5/9/2010 10:31AM

    A cough for a month is not really normal. You should get it checked by an ENT doc.

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Day 33: Learned something new

Monday, May 03, 2010

Ok So I kind of went off plan this weekend. Not a big deal just the choices I made. However my body did not like me. emoticon

I have been suffering for years from what I thought was IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) but since I have been following the Spark plan and advice I haven't had even one issue.

On Fri. we got Subway and I decided I would have it the way I like it, which is actually pretty healthy a foot long club with provolone cheese and lots of veggies, but I put real mayo. My theory was if I'm gonna eat it it's gonna be the way I like it. The next day my body told me BAD GIRL emoticon

Then last night we had steak and I don't mean a small steak either! My DH loves red meat so it was probably a 10oz. Now I know I didn't have to eat it all emoticon but I love steak! No veggies or salad just steak!

Well this morning emoticon it wasn't good. All these years I thought I had IBS and it was just my body saying emoticon emoticon

You know what Sparksters it was not worth it!! It might have tasted good but I have had a month of eating right and no problems. 2 times I eat wrong and I paid the price.

So as of today back on plan! Back to eating what my body likes! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I hope this wasn't to TMI for any of you emoticon but man what a lesson to learn and what a hard way to learn it!!

Thanks for reading I hope everyone has a great week emoticon


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KTANNAR 5/3/2010 6:03PM

    It is amazing how food affects our bodies. I too had splurged and had two very small pieces of choc. It made my allergies to the dust go bonkers. I had so much more mucus.

It also is amazing even though I know better (after working the diet therapy for 14 years), I still give in to the cravings every now and then and have to suffer the consequenses emoticon

Sounds like you learned what works best for your body emoticon

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OUBACHE 5/3/2010 12:22PM

    Tracking your food will really help you see what your body does and doesn't like. For me, it was heartburn. It's amazing all the effects food has on our bodies, way beyond just how much we weigh!

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SANDYK4BAMA 5/3/2010 11:43AM

    Congratulations on finding the answer! I too have tummy troubles, and they have been practically non-existent since I started SP 8-9 weeks ago. Keep up the good work!!
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PS And remember, you can still have your steak, just don't eat too much of it, or the subway. Maybe a 4 oz steak and a 6" sub would be enough. Paired with a pile of veggies, how could you go wrong?

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Day 28: Frustrated and Stressed!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

UUUHHHHGGGGG!!! So I mentioned my 5 yr old has some special needs. Well yesterday we talked to his Neurologist because none of his seizure meds are really working ( he had 7! 7! in a 3 hour period the other day. Anyway she told us yesterday that she isn't sure we are going to be able to stop them completely because they are being caused by damage to the brain and not just normal (if you can call it normal) seizure conditions. Now he also has attention issues which are worsened (as you can imagine) do to the number of seizures he is having.

He has been on at least 7 different meds for his seizures ( you know it's alot when even the Dr. has lost count ) Well we are weaning him off one and start a new one on Monday. We just hope this one works because our next option is for him to have a surgery called VNS which implants a device, kind of like a pace maker, around a nerve that leads to his brain!! OH!! She did give us another option of having major brain surgery that will separate the 2 halves of the brain!!! I can't even imagine making that decision!!

All I want to do is drown my aggravation in a box of Peanut Butter Cups (I know it won't help) but it sure would taste good!! So far so good today though, because Littleman is one of my main reasons for getting healthier! I have to be able to keep up with him. Right now I have his older brothers to help chase him and man is he fast! But my oldest will be 17 this year and my middle will be 16 so they aren't always going to be here to help with him. I say Littleman is 5 but he is more like a 3 yr old in his behaveor. He has about a 2 yr developmental delay.

Thanks for listening (reading) emoticon It helps writing about it. Dealing with everything can really drive me to eat.

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YELLOWBIRD01 4/28/2010 9:59PM

    My prayers are with you and your family!! I can't even begin to imagine . . I don't have children . . but I can pray for strength for you and your family!!

Congrats for not giving in!!

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PETUNIAROSE 4/28/2010 9:02PM

  I am sending positive thoughts your way for your family, your son and you. Keep taking care of you, which must be hard when you have a sick child to take care of.

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CJTAYLOR3 4/28/2010 7:45PM

    Thanks KTANNAR!! The Dr we have is actually GREAT!! The options she gave us are what she thinks will work best for Littleman's type of seizures. We had another Dr before we found her and are SSSOOOO thankful for her. We got more info from her in our 1st visit a yr or so ago than we had in 2 yrs with the other guy. Littlerman's are do to brain damage (and all over his brain, not localized) and she said he most likely will NOT outgrow them, she not even sure we can stop them completely because of the type and reason, but she would be really glad if he proved her wrong. We did talk about the Ketaginic (sp?)diet but because he has sensory issue as well, we don't think it will work for him. Sugar and caffine have the oppisite effect on him than they do other kids. It's kind of weird.

Thanks for the hug and comment

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KTANNAR 4/28/2010 4:16PM

    Wow CJ you have a lot on your plate. So first here is a hug. emoticon

I kind of understand, Our son had a seizure disorder, they can be very frightening and ware you down. We had some Doctors that just didn't understand what it was like to live with a child with seizures. But we found an excellent Doctor about 200 miles away. It was so worth the trip.
Is there any other Doctors that would work with you more?

We were very lucky and our son out grew them and is now a marine.

I understand the stress of it all and boy when you are tired and stressed those peanut butter cups do sound great. But then you will have the drop and blood sugar and feel worse. How about joining me for some ants on a log instead. ( Celery with peanut butter and raisens.)

Hang in there girl and keep posting, I want to hear how the new medicine works.
One other thought is diet therapy. Have you tried taking your son off all sugars and processed foods? I have had an autism child in day care and diet made a difference for him as well as a child with sever delays ( his frontal lobe wasn't growing ). When they had sugar I was ready to pull my hair out... they kept me busy trying to keep them from hurting others or themselves.
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