Thursday, March 13, 2014
OH TODAY has NOT been a good day regarding PAIN of my left leg (its feeling heavier and heavier,, which soons NO DOUBT I'll be back in my power chair, but it SURAH WAS FUN not having to use it for what?? 5 or 6 weeks? DO NOt DISPAIR !! This happens ALL the time,, though my UP and walking time keeps getting shorter and shorter,, does NOT matter it does NOT "Define" me,, I MAKE the day GOOD OR BAD by my own attitude,, which is almost UP). Also I have had a headache most of yesterday and today,,, attributed by my neck ,, you know you can tell,, if ur head does NOT move from side to side,, at the position it can normally do,,, and you can FEEL IT,,, than yeah,, that's the Heachache,, and sometimes you just wanna curl up onder a fleece blanet,, which the cat FIGHTS me over !! LOL She thinks its sooo comfy it's for HER !! NOT !!!
Also my back,, I heard last ight when I rolled over a slight "Snap" feeling,,, I am quite famialiar with that,,, and it's not scary,,, just over did it. So yeah,, the pain was a shotting up my spine,, around and SMACKINg me A GOOD ONE !
So I went to Walmart today to get some "Activon" for arthritis,, but GRRR OF COURSE they were OUT of it !! GRRR IT ALL !!! I also of COUrSe picked upped some other things. though I've been SPARK VERY WELL For this 8 weeks of passing,, extremely well,, and NO JUNK FOOD has passed my kps,, and I MIGHt of gone over my limit 3 times,, and than it was NO MORE than 100 cals,, at the EXtReme for A DAY,,, and some days of exercising,, walkig,, yoga,, weights,,,, other misc work on my neck, torso,,, from 50 (rare) to 120 mins A DAY,,,,, I've been manageing, this week,, to GAIN. I think it'll be QUITE HIGH. I have only lose per week average 1/2 lb,, but had a HUGE GAIN in week 3 or 4,, so my outcome for this 8 weeks challenge,, will END WIth A GAIN !! WHY?? I have ZERO clue !!! I talked to someone I've known for over 20 yrs today,, she has suggested a talk with Dr,, about doing a thyroid test,, I know to get the 3 of them,,,, Ive had trouble in the past,, than it straightened out,,, may have it back. SIGH!! but, I kinda HOPE SO,, for that'd be an ANSWER to this NONSENSE !
I've also learned to EAT FREGGIES along these 8 weeks,, no I am NOT perfect at it,, but have made strides. I'll continue to do so.
Sooo with the pain being at a 9 (Scale 0 to 10,, with 0 being NO pain,,, 5 is "I can NOT bear it,, 8 is RUSH to hosp,, 10 is as if havig ur leg cut off) I was OVEr the "go to hosp pain", but of course all they do is take Xrays,, I have had sooo many I glow in the dark !!! nO EED to go there agai ! not unless the new Dr orders them. I am on a very hight pain med,, there is NOTHING the hosp can do for me !! They do NOT give out narcs,, but, even if they did this one is higher than Anything they WOULD !
So I had a delema,,, Do I continue to lay here? (I had walked aroud Wal for over 45 mins at a good clip),,, and WISH AWAY the pain,, or PRAY AWAY the pain,, which can either relax me,, so I fall asleep asleep from the relaxing of the prayer,, or get OFF my hiney and DO something about it !
I did the latter, ALONG with prayer,,, and ealier on this week,, ob youtube.com,,, I foud such a HELPFUL Video,, of yoga which HELPS with pain ! WOOHOOOO !!
SO I turned it on,,, it lasts for 20 mins,, and than Izzy (my 3 yr old cat) HAD to CLIMB UP !! For se of COURSE lOVES to do exercises WITH ME !! She was a ROLLING and FLIPPING around on her back, PAWS UP In the air,, and moving,, or playing with my hair ,, glasses,,, and she was just a PRICELESS BALL OF A BELLY LAUGH for me !! Man is she HARLLIRIOUS when she does this,, also head butting me at my left hand of the forehead,, as she has been trained when I am to much pain,, to warn me to STOP and LAY DOWN at once,, and go into a ball (curled upped myself) and to do deep breathing for this ALSO at "times " works,,it was also b4 I learned how to do yoga.
BelieVe me,, the yoga is soo much better than PAIN !! I've dropped from a 9 on the pain scale,, down to a Very BAREABLE 3 !! WOOHOOO !!
So do you HURT?? think the pain can NOT or WILL NOT EVER GO AWAY????? Try to find a yoga you can do !! I have horrid balance problems,, I have neuropathy so bad it's been orperated on,, and also 17 surgs on feet,,, so if "I" can do the moves,, NOT all , but MOST of them,, and if theres something I HONESTLY can't do,, after TRYING it,, than I do a substitute with aother move,, I DO NOT STOP ad LAY back down,, I do the entire 20 mins or whatever it is,, I own one that's for chair yoga,,, that's QUITE the work out that's 45 mins,, and includes some standing,, so I just do the best I can !!
I am rewarded?
YES !! Right now at a 3,,, I can FREELY breathe,, without all that horrible pain.
So if YOU suffer from back, neck, headaches,, shoulder blade (2 simple moves you will learn teaches you to get of it AT ONCE !! Within 10 seconds !! WOOHOOO it's helped me to the ENDS OF THE EARTH AD BACK when NO Dr's could long term !) knee pain,,, with knee pain, careful about sitting in the typical "yoga position" but you can EASILY FINDN one you CAN DO,, even if it's using a foot stool to keep ur legs out straight !).
OH PLEASE TRY THIS FOR ANY PAIN U are ENDURING !!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I am about to go to bed, but I wanted to come back on and say what a GREAT DAY THIS WAS !!
For the FIRST TIME EVAH I HIT that PAWESOME # of 7 on FREGGIES !! ("F", V"Eggies") This is AMAZING considering that though I've been on SPARKS for 7 yrs now,, and 2 yrs of that as the "CL" Challenge Leader of the Spirited Under Dawg team on the 5% challenge,, where we work HARD to do our BEST to lose 5% of our weight in 8 weeks,, and MANY do HIT THIS !! I have in the past, but not this time around.
With ALL my limitations,, I am learnin how to exercise WITHOUT hurtig mysef also. I WAS doing 2 miles,,, and it was taking me an HR to do it YO DAT HURT !!! So as of yesterday, I have CUT it Down to a 1/2 hr,, and tonight I DO NOt hurt an extra amount ,, for on Fri when I OVERWALKED,, on Sat I was sooo BAD OFF EVERYTHING in my bod HURT WICKLY !! I do NOT Want NOR need that !!!
I am loving that on ALL 3 teams I am on (Losing and Disabled,, if you deal with ANY TYPE of an illness,, come and JOIN US !!
ALso on the BELIEVE, ACHIEVE and SUCCEED team, we aer ALSO doing this as a challenge,, normally the 3 teams have DIFFERENT Challenges we work on. It just 'happened" this way.
If U LOVE a POSITIVE TEAM than come ON AND JOIN the BELIEVE, ACHIEVE and SUCCEED TEAM !!
Also if you are NOT on the 5% challenge and you would LOVE To try this,,,, we are doing "Inbetween challenge" For the SUD team,, and if you oare interested in signing up for the 5% challenge when it opens up,, in perhaps as little as 4 weeks to up to perhaps 10 weeks b4 it kicks in,, let me know !! There are a TON OF LTGL (Living The Good Life) we do ,, one a week,, which WILL have you working the SPARK PROGRAM NICCEY !! ANd WITH SUPpORT !!
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Tonight I NEEDED some Veggies into my tracker,, I was LOW On the iron,, and I DID NOT want to be,,,, and also on fiber. So tonight,, and today,, I had A LOT of spinach !! it's sooo very good for ya !!
In the AM for breakfast,, I had some (about a 3/4 of a cup) into my Smoothie,, which also had lactaid free milk,,, greek van yogurt,, triple berries (one cup) and than I put them into my magic bullet. YUMMY IT WAS !!
For lunch I had a salad,,, of spinach again,, 1 cup with bacon bits,,, and a little lite dressing,, one piece of 15 grain bread,, with butter.
For supper I did something NEAT !! I took a package of frozen veggies (Carrots, all 3 types of peppers,,, broccoli and water chest nuts) and put them into the bullet ,, and TA DA !! The pieces were like crushed crackers,,,, than I ALSO added 1.5 cup of spinach again !!! Mixed it with hamburg,, YUMMY !!! than I pan fried it,, I WANTED burgers from it, but it would NOT HOLD, I COULD of added an egg and it would of, but stil I thought this would be very good also. AND I WAS RIGHT !! it was GREAT !!!
I took a pic of it,, the hamb/veggies mixture,,,, but I can't get it onto this puter from my tablet. It tasted exactly like a VERY GOOD Meatloaf,, when I normally DO NOT eat veggies "that much" but !! I AM CLEARLY LEARNING !!!
Today I ALSO went out for a WALK,,, and went out for AN HR !! I DID NOT mean to be out so long,, but it was A WARM 15 F (HAHAHAHA) and it DID FEEL GOOD to me,,, again all I had on was a vest, tee shirt, and sweat shirt , but I was PLENTY WARM ENOUGH !! I am seeing others with SHORTS on,, and tee shirts ONLY !! guess we are ANXIOUS for SUMMAH !!
Later on I did the chair yoga,,, for another 35 mins,, and had done a number of smaller things,, I NEED to do work outs with weights,, so I HAVE been last night,, and today,, and ALSo stuff specifically for my neck,, which is VERY SORE,, and cat stretching,, for my back,, which is very sore.
Guess I AM ON MY WAY !!
Linda (RAYLINSTEPHENS) TY SO MUCHERS for telling me about making SURE my food tracker AND exercise tracker are tied together,, they ARE,, but that I SHOULD ALSO be eating right about in the MIDDLE of that range when I Do days like today !! I HAD NOT so my body thought I was StARVINg and NOT wanting to let go (it did this week 1lb) but it had only been doing .50 a week over the many weeks or even GAINING !!! So now I'll GO UP on my FOOD and LOSE hopefully !!
THANKS ALL For reading this. HOPE ur day is TERRIFIC as MINE IS !! now to go and scratch AWAY the ecemza that is on my arms,,, UGHeRS !! WINTer TImE !!! THANKS MOM !! I know now we are CLEARLY related (LOL I DID anyways,, we talked exactly alike ! It was HALLARIOUS as a teen and I d answer her phone calls as her !! HEHEHEHE her friends would get SO Angry and I'd just GIGGLE !)
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Today and for quite a few morah to come,, my BFf is quite sick,,, and will need a week or 2 in order to recover. She had to go to quick care yest to be looked at,, she was having a HORRIBLE time breathing in the pool,,, and KNEW she needed help. lOL I did ALL the talking yest,, and of course She ALSO loves to talk,, so she KNEW to get help !!! she has and I'll prob spell this wrong, phumenia and also a sinus infection,, so she's OUT for a bit.
She's my ride there,,, I can not drive with the med s I am on,, 28 pills daily,,, its just to MUCHERS !!! So I could not make it today.
Did I SIMPLY take the DAY OFF and be LAZY or a SLUG??? Now there's NOTHING WRONG with taking oFF a day to give ur muscles a chance to recouple rate,,,,it's instead RECOMMENDED !!! But, I WANTED TO MOVE !!! So I went for a WALK !! Remember a week ago when I tried this,, I HURT So much,,, though it WAS rewarding,, I had to turn around,, this time I DID NO GO THRU it so badly !! I COULD feel my right hip, but NOT enough to stop !! YEAH YEAH YEAH !! I am already getting STRONGAH !!! YEAH YEAH YEAH !!! I walked 1/6th of a mile today !! better than the last time,, and I WOULD of kept on going,, but there was MORE I WANTED to do at home !! I rested up for an hr,, than I POPPED In the yoga DVD,, and did ALL OF IT TODAY !! WOOHOOO !! it lasts for an HR,, and by dong this all the way thru,, I found out its NOT ALL Sitting down,,, which is challenging ENOUGH for me,, but there's ALSO some STANDING !! WOWZERS !! SCARY !! So I did as they did,,, at one point,, I had my hand on the chair seat,,, and my hand/arm,, level with my back,,which was leaned over to be flat with that hand,,, in a line,, then SCARIER they had me LIFT UP MY LEG ALSO on that side !! WOWZERS !!! OH MY GOODNESS !! And this tie they did OT offer an alternative,, so I DID IT !! OH I was VERY WOBBLY, but I STAYED UP !!
That reminded me of the man on the DDPYOGA,, who was rather large,, and he was in a wheelchair also,,, as he started the yoga,, he kept on FALLING DOWN !! but, he did NOT give UP !! He KEPT ON TRYING HARD !! he fell again,, and again !! AND AGAIN ! but, still he KEPT getting up,, than he could do a hadstand against the wall,,, slowly he got u from the chair,, used crutches on his hands,, was also able to get rid of those,, hey that'd be FUN !! if I could !!! Now he can RUN thru the park,, has HIT GOAL !! WOOHOO I found him on youtube,, but he can also be found on the DPPYOGA.com page,, remarkable story in case you think "I CAN NOT DO THIS" for if HE CAN, I CAN ALSO !! WOOHOOO !!
Already my back is feeling s oMUCH better !! WOOHOOO ! I can NOT wait for a back appt on Mon,, this Dr has NOT seen me in an EON of time,, before I had moved to another state !!! So it OUGHT to be AMAZING for him to see the progress !! B4 I hardly did ABY exercise,, I hink I a=was at 25 mins ??? Maybe a 1/2 hr,, now I am at 120,,,, for as we stay with SPARKS,, we HSOULD be making progress and f NOT,, be HONEST with ourselves on WHY?? if it's pain,, are you REALLY WORKING w/ ur Dr's ?? I've HAVE YET to hear a Dr say "DO NOT DO ANY EXERCISE " and sit there and feel BAD for urself for what you USED to do. I MAY NOT get back to my gymnast days, BUT I AM DETERIMINED to reach my 30 yrs again !! WIOOOHOOO AnD I WILL !!
THANKS CHeri, , Linda,, Chandra for showing me the WAY and ALSO maryANnS,,,,, akk SYOER DAWGS who now LOVE to excerise,, and either AT GOAL ,,,, or doing so RAPIDLY !
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
OH YEAH !! We read how on Monday It was my FIRST DAY of !! That day when I first started out,,, I stayed on 2 noodles for the first 15 mins,,,, for those who may know,,if this is ur first time reading my blogs (TY TO ALL WHO DO !) I had a stroke in July 12,,,,, and my left arm doesn't work well,,, hard to raise it about elbow level. so that's why I was taking it SOOO SLOWLY. I had one of my BFF's with me,, and she wanted to do a lap,,,, so than I got off the noodles,, and joined her,, SURPRISED at HOW MUCH Easier my arm works in water ! though the left arm is clearly not working the same as the right,,, I CAN USE IT !!! We did 6 laps that day.
Today (Weds) we went BACK IN !!! !!!! I DID NOT grab the noodles this time,,,, also if you recall yesterdays blog,, I had felt as if I had the flu on Tues from the swimming on Mon,,, that's NORMAL and I KNEW It,,, since moving like that was simply releasing the toxics in my body,,, my friend also went thru this.
So today I HOPPED in the water ,, and RIGHT OFF Did a 1/2 lap !!! Over the 1 hr we were there,, this may NOT sound like much,, if you are a swimmer,, which I "USED" to be,,,, but, we did 12 laps !!! (Well she did 11,,, she couldn' breathe) I am SO PROUD OF THE BOTH OF US !!
THis is GREAT !! NO DOUBT tomorrow I "MAY" feel it, but as of today/night,, I am at my usual level of pain !! This is GRAND INDEED !! if I do feel it tomorrow,,, Ill take it EASY cos on Fri,, we go BACK IN !! OH YEAH !!
We have decided we will swim on Mons, Weds and Fri's from 12 to 1,,, those are the "adult" swim times,,,, if we ever get old enough,, at 60 we can do the senior swim,,,,, that's still a little bit aways for us,, and the COST of going will be GREATLY Reduced,, and the seniors are allowed to stay of course into the adult swim.
When either of us has an appt (mostly ME !! GRRR Dr's LOVE ME !! And I am now doing accunputure, and massage work,,,,so I keep rather busy,, plus all the other stuff !) we will go from the 7 to 9 AM times. Or once we get BORED with doing laps all the way, times,,, we will change to the latter time,,, so we can have 2 hrs,, and on Weds at 7AM,, they have an low end AEROBICS class,, which I am CLEARLY Interested in ! OH YEAH !!
TY For reading and ALL UR GREATLY APPRECIATED comments !!
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