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Monday, February 08, 2010 having some WEIRD neck pain yesterday and today. Now...I have neck pain everyday...this pain is very different. It feels like I have a VERY thick fluid in my upper neck, and it makes it hurt to my head or look up or down. My ears feel like they are filled with concrete (they feel "heavy" if that helps, but they dont feel plugged.) I have a mild sore throat, but i can feel swelling in my throat. Danielle said my face looked pretty swollen. S

So, it may not be meningitis, but whatever it is, it's keeping me from the gym. I actually get excited to go now that I can easily keep my weight where I want it and love seeing progress with the endurance training.

In addition to the strange neck symptoms, my 4 month old niece saw a new slew of doctors and had more tests done today, all demmed inconclusive. Poor girl has to see another GI specialist within the next few days. You'd think theyd try harder/quicker to figure out what's wrong with her! Infants arent supposed to lose weight like that! And she's CLEARLY in pain! Poor thing! Prayers for her and her mother would be appreciated!

So.....On a scale of 1 -10, as a Monday, today gets a 5. (It's not lower, because Jo went out JUST to buy me a Cadbury Egg!) What a sweet fella!

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S26HEDGEHOG 2/10/2010 2:29PM

    I hope you are okay and don't have anything scary! And praying for your niece, that they can figure out quickly what's wrong with her.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Well, I got my "Yoga for Neck Pain" DVD yesterday....sooooo disappointing. It was just basic regular core-type Yoga...)Which I have tried for the headaches.) So, I guess I will be putting some Physical Therapy appointments that I cant afford onto a credit card. Im losing hope! It's been NINE YEARS of daily headaches and lots of migraines. It's truly sad. Definitely cried for a good hour after I found out about the crappy yoga dvd yesterday. SO FRUSTRATED!

On a more positive note, Im actually quite proud of myself for sticking to this running thing, even though I HATE running!

And even though I wasnt necessarily trying to lose weight, Ive lost about 7-8 pounds since the beginning of December! Woohoo!

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ERINLINDSAY83 2/6/2010 11:23AM

    John- My headaches and neck pain are caused by a severely demented spine. It is quit a mess. Im going to try a relaxation DVD from my soon to be mother-in-law (like that Erin? Hehe!) SO it might help a little, but is definitely not the "cure" I need!!

Erin- You are a HUGE motivation to me too! You are the reason I keep running when I want to stop after a quarter mile! Haha!

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GAGESMOMM 2/6/2010 11:18AM

    My poor friend! :( I'm sorry this dvd wasn't the key to your pain disappearing.

I am proud of you for sticking with things even with the pain- a lesser woman would have quit by now!
Thank for being my motivation partner- you are great at it, and you keep me going when I want to quit!

You are an amazing blessing in my life!! emoticon

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    Back and neck pain are a real pain in the lower end of the back! I have found progressive relaxation to help relieve this and other pains. Progressive relaxation is very similar to a hypnotic induction so find a tape or DVD on auto-hypnosis, get comfortable and give it a whirl. Even if it doesn't relieve the pain, it is a great stress reducer and a lot of neck and back pain is stress induced.

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Erin A-Z

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A is for Age: 26
B is for Booze: Rarely...but Southern Comfort 100 Proof and Diet Coke
C is for Career: X-ray Tech
D is for Dad's name: William
E is for Essential items to bring to a party: Camera!
F is for Favorite song or music: "Jesus Messiah" ...But basically anything by Chris Tomlin
G is for Goof off thing to do: I play games on my laptop ALL DAY at work.
H is for Hometown:West Bend, WISCONSIN
I is for Instrument you play: My Butt....if farting counts. That's about it. My boyfriend plays the drums tho! ;)
J is for Jam or Jelly you like: Strawberry, Raspberry, Mixed Berry
K is for Kids: None yet, but will welcome up to 6!
L is for Living arrangement: I live alone in a beautiful house on 13 acres, with a huge patio, big master bedroom and walk-in closet, and an enormous open kitchen/living room.
M is for Mom's name: Elizabeth
N is for Name of best friend: Ashley, Josiah, Erin P, Danielle
O is for Overnight Stay in a Hospital: Only during Ashley's labor
P is for Phobias: Centipedes!!!!!Heights!
Q is for Quote you like: The Serenity Prayer
R is for Relationship that lasted longest: With my ex-husband. 6 years
S is for Siblings: 2 sisters, Alison and Ashley. and a crazy bro-in-law, Craig
T is for Texas: Never been there.
U is for Unique trait: Um...I dont think I have any.
V is for vegetable you love: Broccoli!!!! But I LOVE almost all veggies.
W is for Worst traits: NO self-esteem
X- is for X-rays you've had: Several. But I take way more than Ive had! It's my job!
Y is for Yummy food you make: Lasagna and Chicken Cordon Bleu are my specialties...but Im a good cook in general.
Z is for Zodiac sign: Scorpio...but who cares!?

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K-DIVA 2/4/2010 8:36AM

    I enjoyed reading your "Erin A-Z". I really hope you are working everyday to increase your self-esteem. You are such a beautiful woman and from the way you write it seems you have a great personality! Love yourself! You deserve it! Have a great day and know that you are worthy of happiness!

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Measurements...and randomness

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

So I finally did all my official measurements. Yay me!!!

I ALSO, paid in full the next 18 months of my gym membership! That rocks!

I've actually been maintaining my weight healthily, instead of anorexia...(Which I was quite fond of, but I know that you lose mostly muscle, not fat.)

The headache is pretty bad today, but looking forward to burning a TON of calories on the elliptical tonight. (Last week I burned 397 in 35 minutes!)

Cant wait to get my "Yoga for Neck Pain" DVD in the mail. I'm praying fervently that it helps with the daily headaches!

Happy tuesday!


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GAGESMOMM 2/3/2010 9:21PM

    So Proud of my healthy friend Erin!!! :)

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Back to the gym hopefully!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Well, took 4 days off from exercise due to a 4 day killer migraine. Can't wait to get back tonight! :)


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GAGESMOMM 2/1/2010 10:26PM

    Got your text... Nicely done! Well on the way to the 5k!!

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ERINLINDSAY83 2/1/2010 12:43PM

    Well, I definitely have a headache still, but it isnt the migraine i had ALL WEEKEND... But you will def get a text from me!!!

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GAGESMOMM 2/1/2010 12:38PM

    YEAH for no headache! You can do it! I'm looking forward to text from you tonight letting me know how long or fast you ran! Love ya! emoticon

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