Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Okay, so I've decided to take the plunge and try blogging here at SparkPeople.
(I like pictures, so above you see one of my recently finished craft projects.)
I have been blogging out there in blogland for the last five years. I share
my crafts, and whatever else on my blog 'life in my studio'. But, because
it's primarily about my crafting, I keep it light and happy. I think blogging
here will be good because I can share both difficulties, and successes
with others who are going through the same thing I am.
I joined SparkPeople about two and a half months ago, and was doing really
good with my weight loss....sailing along, feeling positive, and then two weeks
ago, the weight stopped dropping off. Now, I know this happens, but I was not
I couldn't figure out what I was suddenly doing wrong, and then it hit me.
I've been having a really painful flare-up with the arthritis in my left knee,
and a couple of weeks ago, I finally couldn't take the pain any longer, and
started taking regular doses of ibuprofen every day. After a little research,
I read that ibuprofen can cause water retention, weight gain.
After some thought, I decided I would rather live with the
pain than not lose the weight. I have started using an ice pack and a
heating pad, so we'll see how that goes.
Anyway, I weighed in this morning and was down 1.4 lb.
I really love it here at SparkPeople, and appreciate the new friends
I have met, and the support they have given me.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!