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Stepping Up!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I am so loving my SPAT. It is amazing how such a small item can motivate. I set m step goal at 6,000 steps. Yesterday I passed my goal! I made 6,368 steps. It was such a victory for me. I did a happy dance and shared with my husband. It has been such a long time since I have been able to do any type of exercising because of health issues and vertigo. BUT, I am figuring out ways (no thanks to doctors) on how to overcome! (Pray, meditation, vitamins, healthy eating, getting enough sleep, exercise and bioidenticals. Everything is playing a part in my healing. I still have a long way to go, but I am grateful that I am not where I use to be!

Peace and Love!

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JUDITH316 11/6/2014 1:02PM

    emoticon emoticon this is great news, I'm so happy your health has improved and you are able to be more active & accomplish your goals. 6,368 steps, now that's impressive! I cheer you on your journey. Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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GOLFGMA 10/29/2014 7:03AM

    This is great news! Keep this going and so glad the tracker works for you. I feel the same way about mine. It is definitely motivating and rewarding when you see you accomplished your goal! emoticon

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Progress In The Making.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesdays are my weigh-in days. Well, I weigh everyday, but Wednesdays are the days that I post to SP. I have lost two pounds. emoticon
It has been very difficult for me, but I feel good about the two pounds. Most of all I feel good that I am trying and I keep putting that one foot in front of the other. I order the Spark Tracker and I love it. Only been using it a few days, but it does help me to stay motivated.

I'm not able to exercise at the pace I one time could due to health issues; however, I know I can do something. So, I am getting up off of that sofa and doing just that. It may be slow, but I know there is progress! I did 19 minutes on my treadmill at 2.5 mph last night. That's great for me!! Yay!!

I am so thankful for all the wonderful blogs I find on SP. Everyone is so encouraging just by posting their own journey. I am glad to be on this journey and having such wonderful company!

Peace to all! emoticon

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CAROLINAKIWI 10/24/2014 3:24PM

    You should be proud. You are a real motivator.

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Looking forward to a Good Day!

Monday, October 13, 2014

So, I have trimmed my eating, journaling my food (staying in my calorie range), taking time to de-stress after work and headache is down to a small bump (after 10 days); only a slight warble feeling in my head today (that's the vertigo). The tinnitus is screaming, but that is always up and down (sounds like crickets). I actually slept for 6 1/2 hours straight last night and I haven't done that in quite some time. I am grateful for any progress forward.


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IRISHHONEYBEE 10/13/2014 10:12AM

    Sounds like things are getting better. You have a good day you deserve it.

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Absolutely Mad Today!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

I have failed to mention that with all my issues I continue to gain weight. It almost seems that no matter what I do the scale still creeps up and up. I weighed this morning and it was up two pounds! I know that doesn't sound like much to some, but it just made me angry. I'm angry at the weight gain, angry with the vertigo issues, angry at being tired all the time, angry at not being able to sleep, angry that I can't exercise like I once could and angry that I am continuously having migraines! I was late again this morning trying to get it manageable. I just feel a mess today. If I had it to do over, I would not have had my hysterectomy (June 2012). I started falling apart right after. I would have only let them take my ovaries and not a complete! I only mention this because I know must of my issues are hormonal driven. If you read past blogs you will see the countless doctor visits, MRIs, Cat Scans, etc. My blood workup is top notch! (actually just had blood drawn two weeks ago.) All of my numbers are great. How can you have such good numbers and feel so crappy!

With that being said, my GYNO is working with me and I have started BHRT. (bioidentical hormone replacement). I would love to hear from anyone out there that may have tried these. She thinks it will help with my fatigue. I don't know.

I'm just sad today...sad and mad and I need to take control! I'm just not sure how.

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BEESPARKLE 10/9/2014 5:08PM

    Well being Angry is not the answer. Are you winning being angry.
Do you feel better inside. Of course not.

Know wonder you have headaches.

You need peace. Being angry brings out all things wacky in your body.

You sure need to take control of your anger for once and all or you will end up a not nice person to be around.

Don't blame Hysterectomy. I was glad I had mine 30 years ago.

They found a tumor. In time.

Start writing things down what your grateful for. Thanksgiving is near. What about the soldier from Vie-nam. Who comes home and he has had one leg blown off or the soldier who is only half a man mentally from seeing three of his buddies blown apart. He now suffers soldiers syndrome.

I have the true story of the one soldier who is very ill. You will cry your eyes out. My one friends hubby. She is with him to look after him daily.

Worry is not good. I worked in a nursing home. I worked in homes where young women were dying of cancer.

You need to realize the world has had this Ebola and people are dying. And you worry and get angry. For being a 2 pound up.

Shame, shame my dear.

I have a friend who is almost blind. Is she angry. No. Someone pushed her down stairs. She was on the mend for two years or more.

She is the sweetest lady. She was an artist and still is. Yet she realizes
life goes on. Her art is magnificent. How does she do it. Apparently she has a huge magnifying glass. Her doctor said her eye site is getting worse. May go blind. So she is doing all she can to go on. Put the pass behind.

I will pray for you. To start writing positiveness down and trash your anger and unhappiness. You know there is always someone worse then yourself .


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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/9/2014 12:02PM

    Ugh! Know what you mean! When the hormones drop off, it feels like crap!

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It is really endless!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

It is my desire to live a life that is an example to others. It saddens me when my health will not cooperate and some times I have to "eat crow" and depression settles in and I feel low and sick and blah, and blah, and blah.

Ok, with that said. Here I am. I am trying, although the steps are small. My vertigo issues stops me from being truly engaged in exercise. But, I am attempting some core training. My weight has gone up about 15 pounds. I have no doubt it is lack of exercise. Even my husband says he doesn't see how what I eat is making me gain. Every time I step on the scale and it is up a little more it brings me down. I realize some is due to my age. I don't want to look 20 I just want to feel good and look like I feel good.

I really want to work hard and by December see a change. A change not only in my weight, but mentally and physically. I would like my depression to be lifted and my fatigue to be a thing of the past.

Thank you to all who may read this. I ask that you send good vibes, prayers or whatever you see fit, my way. Life is for us to enjoy and I just haven't felt the joy in quite some time. Oh, it is there, just out of reach. BUT, I know I will get to it.

Thank you! DAWN


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