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A-Z of Enderli :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

A is for Age: 41 ...42 next week
B is for Booze: Margarita on the rocks with salt OR Any good Dry Red wine
C is for Car: Nissan Rogue
D is for Dad's name: Peter
E is for Ego: Math minded
F is for Favorite song or music: DMB
G is for Goof off thing to do: Sudoku or hand held Yahtzee game
H is for Hometown: Bridgeport NY, burb of Syracuse
I is for IQ: no idea....but I have common sense & a MS in Statistics..so whocares?
J is for Jam or Jelly you like:Stawberry or Mixed berry
K is for Kids: 3: 2 boys(11,8) and 1 girl(2)
L is for Living arrangement: Little house situated on Oneida Lake mixed in with seasonal houses.
M is for Mom's name: Susan
N is for Name of best friend: Liesl
O is for Observations: I never knew how much love my heart could hold until I had my children. They are my everything.
P is for Phobias: SNAKES-serious Heebeegeebees *shiver*
Q is for Quote you like: "Never, Never, Never give up"
R is for Relationship: Married to the most amazing man ever
S is for Siblings: One of three..and older sister and brother
T is for Talent: I sing!
U is for Unique trait: I'm an engineer with an outgoing personality, LOL
V is for vegetable you love:Cauliflower
W is for Worst traits: second guessing myself
X- is for X-rays you've had: Head, chest, knee, spine, ankle
Y is for Yummy food you make: HomemadeMeatballs & sauce
Z is for Zodiac sign: Aquarius (aka Water bearer...lol)

  
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/6/2014 12:40PM

    Fun, thanks for sharing!

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NAYKNITS 2/6/2014 9:11AM

    Love this!

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CHSHULER89 2/5/2014 9:09PM

    :)

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MADTHENURSE 1/27/2014 11:23AM

    Thanks Enderli!!! Great to hear from you!!! Hope you're doing well!!!

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Lub dub, lubdub, lubdub,lubdub.....

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ok, here's the low down:
I'm a forty something, married mother of three kids.
Technically I'm obese. I wear a size 14/16, XL and in some cases L. I'm 5'6 and 205 pounds. I have blue eyes, big feet(size 10) and a big brain(Chiari malformation).

The latest development....
My heart is being bad. Now, I don' t know how bad, and it may not even be as serious as my primary doc leads me to believe. I had to wear a Holter monitor for a few days because I mentioned to the Doc that my lungs and heart were doing some sort of weird flutter/palpitation thing. If I hold my breath and push down with my diaphragm it goes away. She said it'a probably some sort of anxiety thing I have going and not to worry...but wear this monitor thingy just to make sure. So I thought it was silly and felt foolish wearing scarfs for 2 days in a row(I never wear them) with 6 things stuck to my chest/side and ribcage. Then the phone call comes that I am having "episodes of concern!"
Hows that for a medical definition?!
I'm waiting for my referral to a Cardiologist and I can't exercise until they clear me. SO... in efforts to lose weight I have to go with a diet only.
Calories in-no calories out.
ugh! I'm annoyed and a little irked that my forty something body isn't cooperating. I'm trying to get healthy darnit! I can't do that if the ticker is over ticking. When does the timer ring?
I'm a little scared and honestly irritated. I'd appreciate and prayers you can send my way! A shameless plug at a chance to be selfish.

I hope all is well with you and yours!
Spark On!
xo

  
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BEANIES_MOM 1/22/2014 10:50AM

    My thoughts are with you! I hope it turns out to be nothing serious. emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/21/2014 6:54PM

    You are NOT being selfish! I love you sister, and I will ALWAYS keep you in my thoughts. I had a heart "episode" in September 2011, and thankfully, it was just the intake of an over abundance of sodium on my part that led to the "irregular" rhythm. It's scary, and hopefully, you'll get some real answers soon. *HUGS*

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MADTHENURSE 1/21/2014 2:32PM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Try to relax but do what you can diet-wise but without stressing about it. No extra stress needed right now!

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PLIDC1 1/21/2014 12:06PM

    I don't think it is selfish to ask for moral support and prayer. Those are the kinds of things that build community. Thanks for being open and vulnerable so that we can have the opportunity to grow.

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ADARKARA 1/21/2014 11:05AM

    I'm not really sure what the point of MJRVIC2000's comment was, since it doesn't seem at all relevant to your blog, but I will keep you in my thoughts. There is nothing wrong with big feet, though! (Former size 10 here, now a 9)

You CAN lose weight without exercise, you just need to be diligent with your food choices.

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MJRVIC2000 1/21/2014 10:43AM

    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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FOUND: One workout buddy!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So, something out of the blue happened to me yesterday. My administrative assistant asked me if I liked going to the gym at work. I told her all about how I manage the time(she already knows this, as she is my admin) and what kinds of good stuff they have over there.
She said..."If I join, can we work out together?"
WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

One thing I have been missing on the journey is a buddy. I find that when I am accountable to someone else I'm much more responsible. I don't know why I can't do that for myself...but I will do it for someone else.

So today she arranged my schedule so we can go together this afternoon. I'm super stoked. I NEVER have had anyone to go to the gym with...except for my husband(who is also amazing). It truly will be nice to have the company and accountability and then I won't feel like I'm the only passenger on the train to a better future.

Good vibes, positive journey, a new me around the corner.
xo

  
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/4/2013 9:56AM

    That's SOOOO awesome!!! My SiL just hopped on the wagon, so I'm hoping to take her along for my ride! Good things are happening! xoxo

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MAGGIEVAN 10/31/2013 3:21AM

    Loved you block and enthusiasm. I am sure you will achieve your goals.

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BRADMILL2922 10/30/2013 11:12PM

    That is great! Whatever can keep you going and motivated!

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SKATER787 10/30/2013 2:11PM

    Excellent! emoticon

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CANDIFL 10/30/2013 1:01PM

    Congratulations!! It's so difficult to find the perfect buddy - there has to be a special chemistry to make it work!

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SARAL72 10/30/2013 12:57PM

    So happy for you! I had a buddy to go to the gym with 8 years ago, back in New Zealand. That's the only time I never missed any classes because "I was too tired" ....it does make a big difference...good for you!!
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ADARKARA 10/30/2013 12:07PM

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POOKASLUAGH 10/30/2013 12:02PM

    that is awesome!!!

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November is right around the corner!

Monday, October 28, 2013

I have no words of wisdom, no words at all for that matter.
It's been 13 days without my voice. I'm on antibiotic and prednisone, hoping for a referral to the ENT this week.
Never mind the parenting 3 children, working full time(facilitating teams) and all of life's necessary commincating that needs to happen. It started out bad, then I lost it completely. Now it's starting to come back, but now I have a sore throat? Wha? I don't get it. That's why I'm hoping they can get me in with the ENT.
SO...did I mention it's quite hysterical to parent the kids. They are getting used to my "Pssssst" and "SHHHHHT" and "PsPsPsPsPs" noises...between that and hand gestures they are behaving nicely. It's a blessing really.
My 2 year old says..."no talk mommy?" as she rubs my back. I love my kids.
So that's where I get back to getting on this train.
I need to, I want to....I'm happier when I do. So I got back onthe train today. I feel good(other than the sore throat). I know what to do...so I'm going to go do it....
Its about feeling good about yourself. I don't, and haven't for a bit. It's not that I feel bad about myself, I just haven't thought much about myself. Happens to all of us I'm sure.
SO, with that, I'm back in the game.
I could use any encouragement. Any and all friend welcome.
I find I do much better when I'm cheering others and others are cheering me on!
xo

  
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BRADMILL2922 10/30/2013 11:14PM

    Wow, that is crazy that you haven't had your voice! I hope you get to feeling better soon! Glad to hear that you are back on the train!

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LADYBUG546 10/29/2013 10:21PM

    Glad your back ....hope that voice comes back then you can cheer even louder when you see those pounds disappear...I worked late today so no gym tuesdays but I am counting hours until I can it the gym tomorrow I am so focused and I have a weigh in on Thursday plus I have to do my measurements. EEEK I know it should be alright but had two rough days yesterday and today ...those mini chocolate bars need to go for a hike.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/29/2013 7:30AM

    I can't believe your voice is STILL gone, that's a LONG time without being able to yell at the kids, lol! I'm glad they're behaving or you, that's great. I'm REALLY glad that you're ready to get back to business, that's even better! You know I'm always here for you, and I will encourage and support you in whatever you want to do. xoxo

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CATLOVER110 10/28/2013 8:49PM

    I'm sorry you've been sick all this time! Take care of yourself, and do what will make you feel better. emoticon

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NAYKNITS 10/28/2013 3:06PM

    still no voice?? well I'd say is the perfect time to get back at it. Workout out hard and be sure to scream & yell about how awful it is. You'll get it all out & won't disturb anyone ;-)

on a serious note- hope you get your voice back soon!

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SARAL72 10/28/2013 2:10PM

    Hello my friend!

Glad it's starting to be better for your voice!!

A mum is always putting the others first in the family, but everyone depends so much on you....I hope you can focus more on your needs and your personal happiness and find a balance, so the whole family will benefit of it too.

I had a hard time before the Summer to get back on the horse and be more focused on my diet, and my weight loss goal. Since August I've been back on track and I do see a difference. I know that when I was stuck it was not easy contemplating my failure each day.

Today after two months of tracking non stop, and losing little by little, I feel much better because I'm not stuck anymore, even if "my goal" is still far away, and not easy to reach. At least I'm doing something about it, and that's the big difference...
I'm sending you some of my energy so you can get back on the horse too!!

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ARNETTELEE 10/28/2013 1:28PM

  Yep...right around the corner. Soon it will be 2014!

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Day in the life of me.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

8 year old teeth(4) extracted, work, Baby picked up at school & taken to DR diagnosis: Bronchitis, Husband has Cdiff(an awful bacterial infection in his intestines), to Target & fill 2 prescriptions, Pick up and use16 gauze refills on the 8 year old's teeth holes, 2 slushies one for the baby one for the 8 year olde, Oldest kid headache, middle kid headache, baby kid fever, 3 kids advil, 8 year old soccer & 11 year old baseball ...... & finally 1 Mommy Margarita

  
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BRADMILL2922 8/20/2013 1:50AM

    That is quite the day! Love how it ended! lol!

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NAYKNITS 8/17/2013 2:36PM

    Good gracious. Kudos for you on the 1 mommy margarita. I would've had way more than that after that kind of day. I hope everyone is well soon!!

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MADTHENURSE 8/17/2013 9:57AM

    Oh girl, I hope you're surviving!

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LISA_SUMNER08 8/14/2013 3:08PM

    sounds like my day! Ugh! AND the hubby wants to know why I'm so tired all the time!!

Love the Mommy drinks!

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ADARKARA 8/14/2013 10:33AM

    My BFF told me all about Cdiff (she's training to be a nurse), I will keep your hubby in my thoughts!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/14/2013 10:00AM

    OMG, that's CRAZY! I hope things are getting better!

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WRITINGRUNNER 8/14/2013 9:02AM

    Poor you! That sounds like an insane day. Are you superhuman?!

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