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Cancer

Monday, March 04, 2013

I found out on Friday that a friend of mine has lung and breast cancer, she is keeping positive but it is terminal. I have known her for 15 years and will really miss her when the end does come (not something I am thinking about at the moment. She live in Norfolk and luckily I was able to go and see her on Saturday but she has already been in hospital for 3 weeks. emoticon

  
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CAROLIAN 3/8/2013 2:57PM

    emoticon So sorry xxx

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BARCLE 3/7/2013 10:09PM

    emoticon cancer is so cruel emoticon

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CAKAROO 3/6/2013 5:51AM

    emoticon So sorry for your friend - may GOD comfort you both

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MCJULIEO 3/5/2013 3:12PM

    I'm glad that she has you, even though it will be hard for you... hang in there...

Friends are too precious to lose even one.

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ELAINEANNE1 3/5/2013 9:08AM

    Thank you to all for the comments, she is my best friend and I shall be lost without her. emoticon emoticon

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AUDREYBELL1 3/4/2013 8:57PM

    I am so sorry emoticon

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USMAWIFE 3/4/2013 8:42PM

    Sorry to hear about your friend. I have a good friend who survived brain cancer, to get breast cancer and now has the type that Robin Roberts has, She is still waiting for a transplant and we are praying it will come before it is to late. I am hoping to get up to Williamsburg and visit her soon emoticon emoticon

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FANCYQTR 3/4/2013 4:33PM

    I am so sorry about your friend. I am glad that you are there for her.

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BEEJAY49 3/4/2013 4:17PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I will be keep you and her and her family in my prayers. Hugs!

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BRANDI1809 3/4/2013 3:00PM

    So sorry to hear about your friend, but glad you are able to support her.
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MS.ELENI 3/4/2013 2:25PM

    So sorry for the bad news. emoticon emoticon

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1FEISTYMAMA 3/4/2013 2:24PM

    That is so very hard. I lost a friend 2 years ago due to illness. She had just turned 34 and we had been friends since childhood (5th grade). I think it's particularly difficult to lose a peer because you know they have so much living to do still. ((((HUGS))))

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KNYAGENYA 3/4/2013 2:00PM

    emoticon I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I will light a candle for her when I go to Church. I am a 2 year cancer survivor of cervical and ovarian cancer.

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RENATARUNS 3/4/2013 1:51PM

    I'm really sorry. Hug for you.

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I'm failing

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I feel like I am failing, once again I have stopped keeping my food dairy and it is weeks since I lost any weight. I am still keeping up with my exercise and I am not doing any comfort eating but I am feeling stressed and very tired.
I am not sure what to next or even if I can keep to the diet for much longer.
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BECKYSFRIEND 3/11/2013 9:53PM

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AUDREYBELL1 3/4/2013 9:11PM

    you can do it!!!!!!! I understand not knowing how long you can keep it up just keep pushing and you will break through this emoticon

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ELAINEANNE1 3/4/2013 1:40PM

    Thank you for the encouragement.

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/2/2013 6:36PM

    don't give up emoticon emoticon

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MS.ELENI 3/1/2013 11:39AM

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MELLIESUE13 3/1/2013 7:50AM

    Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27: 14

You are much stronger than you know Elaine. I pray God will strengthen you. Hang in there ... God will take care of you! emoticon

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BLUEANGELLK 3/1/2013 7:02AM

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BEEJAY49 3/1/2013 6:37AM

    Someone mentioned you are a caregiver. Please don't give up. You need to take the advice that I have trouble following, but am working hard on..take care of yourself first! We do tend to get burnt out on these things and have to take a step back now and then. If I can do this you can! Hang in there! HUGS!

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MCJULIEO 3/1/2013 12:10AM

    Wait! You're a Caregiver, right??? No wonder you're feeling down... we ALL feel that way sometimes.... I echo the friend that asked if you were getting enough sleep... Are you??

Please don't give up... You can DO THIS!!!! Hang in there!

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TRAVELGRRL 2/28/2013 3:10PM

    If you are feeling "stressed and very tired" there is something going on that you need to take care of first. Life happens. Take a "time out" mentally from Spark until you are ready to come back. Then you'll be able to jump in with your usual energy and enthusiasm.

Take care! We'll be here when you get back!!

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VONBLACKBIRD 2/28/2013 2:44PM

    If SP gets too overwhelming then just do the food tracking only. That is what I have found keeps me on track..forget the other things here..just concentrate on exercise and food and calorie counting.

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MKMMARTY 2/28/2013 2:00PM

    forget the diet - just choose to eat as healthy as you know - keep doing your exercises. To help you - track your food then you will know for sure what you are consuming.
You have friends here- you can do it !

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RX_2_RV 2/28/2013 12:38PM

    You are maintaining some of the healthy habits you started....all is not lost! If you have a setback, revert to baby steps in the areas you are struggling. This is life, not a diet. Progress, not perfection, right?

Be gentle with yourself, pick yourself back up, dust yourself off, and do the best that you are capable of each day. From one day to the next, our best is going to vary...so just do what you can, and don't give up!

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Jane

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OAKTREE10 2/28/2013 12:19PM

    hang in there... it is a little slip, YOU ARE STRONG! and i read some very positive stuff you are doing! you are working out and not comfort food eating! hon, that is HUGE! i haven't been able to break the emotional eating yet, so you are ahead of me. also, in the past i have even LIED on my food journal! what the heck? who sees it but me? i was just lying to myself, would have been better for me just not to write anything!

but listen, just start anew. God gave you a new day, a clean slate, just start again. as for the word "diet"... come on, the first tree letters spell die! what you are doing is a lifestyle change. i do NOT forbid myself from eating some "bad" food. i DO try to make a moderate portion. just enough to have the taste.

you CAN do this, i believe in you... you are ALREADY doing it!

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MUFFINSKI 2/28/2013 12:10PM

    Okay, sometimes, I feel like I am missing out on all the yummy food I used to eat, so here's what I do.
Give yourself one big splurge, but DON'T feel guilty or hopeless. Say to yourself, that was fun and move on to the healthy eating plan again the next day.
Everyone needs a break and some fun, stop worrying about it!
Keep moving and keep logging.

SP is a great place to find motivation, so check out the posts too!
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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 2/28/2013 12:03PM

    Are you getting enough sleep? That can really affect your progress. During the winter months it can make you feel rather down - not enough sunlight - not getting outdoors. I've been opening up the curtains and letting the sun shine in - it helps. When you can - get outdoors (if you won't freeze to death).

As for the food journaling - was it helping you before? Do you feel it motivates you? If so - perhaps you need to get back in there and try it again.

Don't give up - sometimes we just need to rewind ourselves like we would a watch. Our motivation goes up and down and we just need to keep it going. Find what you need to reset - and go with it - I'm sure you can do it!

Sumay

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*RENEAT* 2/28/2013 11:54AM

    I think it is always harder in the winter months - even here in Arizona. Hang in there! Spend some time in the Spark community! It really helps. emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 2/28/2013 11:37AM

    Keep up with the exercise it makes you happy, emoticon
don't be too hard on yourself we all go through this.
Just keep it up and add to what you are doing till you're
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Not a good week

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I have been feeling really down this week and it has not been helped by my gas boiler breaking down yet again, it is going to cost 300 to get fixed. It led to a big argument on Wednesday morning with my husband as I just cannot remember numbers very well, he called me stupid and I called him back the same but it did upset me a lot he did apologize. Not sure why I bother with anything as Michael's ups and downs are really getting to me.
On the up side I started counselling on Tuesday and think this will be good for me.

  
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BECKYSFRIEND 2/13/2013 8:49PM

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MCJULIEO 2/1/2013 4:43PM

    That can be rough, to have "Words" with your husband...with home repairs on the line...

Hope things calm down for you...

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RDGISME 1/31/2013 3:11PM

    It's amazing how, when we have a big money stressor, we can get a bit edgy. I pray that your counseling will help you and that each time it is needed, you can accept your dear husbands apologies....

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MS.ELENI 1/31/2013 1:43PM

    I hope the counseling helps. It does sound like you are under a lot of stress. I don't have any stress with hubby but kids drive me to the brink too often.
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KENNEDYAMBER81 1/31/2013 1:14PM

    ur already doing better! when you realize there is a problem and look for solutions, thats taking steps on the right track! alot of people refuse to get counseling!

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Don't like this weather

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I don't want to wish my life away but I wish it was spring as this snow means I don't go out as much, I feel so much better if I go out even if it only for a short walk.
I hope to be able to go to the gym and aqua jog tomorrow if it does not snow again.
I am starting counseling on Tuesday and I am hoping that it will give me a bit of a boost as I still feel as if I am struggling. Diet wise I am not doing as well as I would like(last night I gave in and had a several things I should not have had but felt low.

  
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CAKAROO 1/23/2013 6:05AM

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MCJULIEO 1/21/2013 11:48PM

    It is so HARD to resist food when I'm feeling down!

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BECKYSFRIEND 1/20/2013 6:13PM

    I'm not a cold weather person.

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MS.ELENI 1/20/2013 1:20PM

    The weather is probably making you feel bad too. I am a believer in good counseling. Hope things brighten up for you soon emoticon emoticon

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BRANDI1809 1/20/2013 12:18PM

    Take great care of yourself.
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GARDENCHRIS 1/20/2013 10:48AM

    I also hate winter.... good wishes to you.

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FCARMICH 1/20/2013 8:48AM

  Dress for the cold and go out! it is wonderful!

good luck with the week ahead

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Christmas

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Well I am pleased that Christmas is over and I can get back to normal(not sure what normal is) once again. I put 2 pounds on over the holiday but I am now back on the diet and determined to get to goal whenever that maybe.
I did managed to get to the gym over holiday twice but as it rained a lot most of the other times I was inactive.
I am still feeling low but try to keep busy and not think about any problems to much.
My weight now is 170 pounds and would like to get rid of 20 of them at least but I will give it my best shot.

  
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MCJULIEO 1/2/2013 10:32PM

    The year is fresh and new, and we all get a fresh and new start!

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BRANDI1809 1/2/2013 3:33PM

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MS.ELENI 1/2/2013 11:24AM

    Only gaining 2# is fantastic. I am hopeful the new year will be kind to us all. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 1/2/2013 10:24AM

    I too am glad the holidays are over and I can just eat healthy and exercise without the constant temptations.
Here's to a great 2013!
Let's get it done....we can do it!
Sallie

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ANIKA34 1/2/2013 10:23AM

    You can do it! I was ready to get the holidays over with and get back on track too! Bring on 2013!
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