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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Just watched Heavy again... man I'd like to be on that show. It would be SO nice to be able to focus on myself for a change instead of being pulled in so many different directions. And this is the slow some of the year for me! UGH

Good news - I think that the cortizone injections are helping, my knee joints feel less painful.
Bad news - still having pain in other areas of my legs and the rest of my body

Overall although its been a crappy week due to some family medical issues - I think things are on the upswing for us. Shawn is back to work from his surgery, and I think I have started an about face with my weight gain. My thyroid pills were adjusted a few weeks ago, and I am starting to feel better from that.

Thankfully the weather has been nice for the most part, especially for february. I haven't gotten much done on my last few days off since we've been visiting the hospital. Going to try and get some stuff done tomorrow before the funeral.


Life is Crazy, and other musings...

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Sometimes I really wonder how I keep my sanity. Right now I'm sitting in my messy bedroom, debating if I should really haul my butt out of bed or not. My sister has been having seizures that are keeping her from college. DH and I both have appointments tomorrow with doctors that might both say, OK it's time for surgery... DD had an ultrasound this AM because she might have to have her gallbladder out...ugh! OH and grandma could have a heart attack any day not, but the hospital decided to send her home anyways...geez - makes you really wonder about the state of our healthcare system when a woman works for 50+ years paying in to the system and then when she has medical issues she's sent home un less than 24 hours...UGH


2010 Goals thus far - Blog for The Meadow team

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

#1 Well - so far my goals for this year aren't going too well. I had hoped to lose 1 lb per week this year, but instead I've gained 6. Well - at least I didn't GAIN a lb per week...LOL

I guess I feel like I'm at my wit's end. I've had medication changes, increased stress, the car accident, and 2 bouts of crud - all since the beginning of the year! UGH. I think I've just put my health on the back burner for now, which I know is counter productive - but I feel like I just can't focus on any more things.

#2 What to do... what to do...

Well, I'm going back to the basics. My first goal is to get in my water and fiber every day. This has always been crutial to weight loss for me. Next, I am going to start a strength training regimine to go along with my physical therapy because I have gotten quite lax in my ST lately. Thirdly, I am going to walk 3x per week - outside if possible. I have the SP calendar that I got right before the new year - I will track it on that and keep it in my kitchen where I can see it all the time.

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CRACKERMOM 3/20/2010 9:44PM

    Sounds like you are doing good to gain just 6 pounds this year with everything else that's been happening.
Setting goals is a great idea, but don't beat yourself up if you don't meet them! Sounds like a good plan to up the strength training and the walking. Even if you don't lose the weight as fast as you want to, you will be doing something positive. Hope the weather cooperates so you can do your walking outside. Fresh air and sunshine always make me feel better.

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 3/17/2010 1:25PM

  Good plan - Start fresh. We're here for you!

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DISPATCH91 3/17/2010 9:48AM

    This year has been full of trials for you so far and I am so sorry.

Your plan is good and baby steps is the way to begin. The stress we are under throws our body into save the fat I am going to need it mode. Walking is a great way of relieving some of that stress. I some other stress reliever if you want me to I will send them to you.

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Winter Blahs are winning

Saturday, March 06, 2010

I haven't been around much lately. So, I thought I'd leave a quick blog to let you all know I'm still alive, just lurking. Basically - my S.A.D. is finally getting the better of me - even with the big vit D supplement she has me taking each week. It does help, but the winter is getting to me. The sun has been out the last few days though, so that helps. I think the big problem is that I'm just overwhelmed by life. I have too many responsibilities and not enough down time, and dealing with ptsd istn't helping any.

Right now I feel like I'm just going through the motions and holding on by my fingernails. My best analogy - and only those of you who've been there will get it probably - is that I'm looking into (as I imagine it) hole, I know I'm losing my footing but not sure if I will be able to keep my balance. This car accident has had more far-reaching results into my psyche than even I expected.

It's about time for spring to finally get here before this frozen mush gets the better of me...ugh. Besides - with the house closed up and everything frozen over - I can't get anything done on the spiritual side of life either! Thank goodness I saw some grass greening up today! YAY!

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-SEVEN- 3/7/2010 10:20PM

    You're right... I think the changing of the season will help. I have some of that problem as well. It's coming... hang on!! I'm sure the car accident really does affect you longer than you think it would. Just try to take it 1 day at a time, maybe find something nice to enjoy each day if possible. emoticon

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KIMCATUS 3/7/2010 10:53AM

    Oh Crystal. I'm so sorry sweetie. I wish I had some good advise, but I will say that we're here for are NOT alone!! *HUGS* sweetie! We're here with helping hands to keep you from falling....promise!!

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 3/6/2010 2:12PM

  Breathe. Listen to music or do yoga or whatever helps. Know that spring is almost here. Hugs from me to brighten your day!

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CAJUNGANNY 3/6/2010 6:22AM

    you are dealing with a lot right now and you are doing a great job. You are so right, if you haven't been there, you don't understand, but I have been there and do understand. Sometimes, it's not taking one day at a time, but can I get through the next minute or second. emoticon/ A suggestion is to blog here everyday. It may help you deal with some of the feelings that are trapped. emoticon take care of you.

emoticon hold on, spring is right around the corner.

I had to start writing seven positive things a day, sometimes finding one thing was hard but I did it. I remember one day I couldn't think of anything positive to say - then my son called me to tell me he had a flat tire and he was doing some major grumbling - so my positive thing for the day - I am thankful I didn't have a flat tire. That's the best I could do that day, but I did it.

Keep in touch and I am sending you emoticon

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Life Interrupted....

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Well, its been a week since the accident and life still isn't back to normal. We STILL don't have any definite word from the insurance company, I guess we will be sitting around for the weekend wondering now. DH has a 3 month plan to get his back all fixed up - 3x a week for now. I have PT on my arm 3x week (and we're sharing a car - ugh). My ankle and foot have been out of sorts since last week, so between my leg and my arm - most exercises are out of the question. I just wish I would heal already! UGH.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 2/13/2010 8:01PM

  Gentle hugs to make you feel better!

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KIMCATUS 2/13/2010 4:00PM

    Oh gosh I missed this I guess....I am so sorry sweetie!!! Just try and be patient (yeah I'm a good one to talk) and hang in there!! *hugs*

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KRYSTYL_ROSE 2/13/2010 1:27AM

    Don't rush it or it will take you longer. Just do as best you can and when the weather gets warmer we will start walking again. :) Hang in there.

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