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Here I go again

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Alright... My weight has snuck up. I fight it back down only to watch it sneak up more. I have had a tough year with some mystery health issues that have stressed me out, so obviously I need to focus more on stress management. I got divorced. I had my dad move in. There have been some stress at work.. Guy issues, family concerns, even surgeries... I'm not going to beat myself up, but it's time to get a little more stringent and meticulous with this. I am going back down... No more going up.

  
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LMATTHEWS76 10/14/2014 4:22PM

    I know you can do it!!!! I am right where you are. I lost 80 pounds and then life got in the way, I gained 40 back and now I am working to get it off.

I decided not to torture myself with the scale. Instead, I am focusing on tracking meals everyday complete honesty in that department, and drinking 8 glasses of water per day, and getting in the minimum goals for exercise per week. (mostly walking on my treadmill).

The weight is slowly melting. But most importantly, I am on a path that I know will work if I work it. You have had a tough time, you deserved the fun with your friends, have more if that. But, never never never beat yourself up. HUGS! emoticon

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LILMISSRED79 10/6/2014 3:27PM

    Right there with you, my friend. You got this!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 10/2/2014 9:30PM

    I hear ya sis... here's what I know.. I will ALWAYS have issues with food.. I will always have to fight against the urge to comfort myself with food.. It will always be my drug of choice.. I must remain vigilant.. you got this girl! Hang tough!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 10/1/2014 9:51PM

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I took a cue from MAGGIEROSEBOWL who used dietbet to help beat back a regain. So far it seems to be working. When I want to eat at night (typically my worst time for self control), the thought of those people getting my $25 seems to be enough to stop me...

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TRENTDREAMER 10/1/2014 9:23PM

    " I'm not going to beat myself up, but it's time to get a little more stringent and meticulous with this. I am going back down... No more going up"
* Best of fortune to you!

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One More Time

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Im up two pant sizes and 25 pounds this year. This isn't the right direction for me. It's been a crazy year, with a divorce and two surgeries... I am not beating myself up. Life happens, but I can take back my control. I can pull it back together. I am going to enter the new year at least 10 pounds less than I am right now. I know how to do this. I know I am worth it. I can. I will! I am recommitting myself right now! Now!!!

  
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LILMISSRED79 11/20/2013 3:59PM

    You've been through so much, but you're still going- you continue to inspire me! You can absolutely do this.

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 11/18/2013 8:37AM

    Hey? At least it's not five years and 125# from now? ya know? So GOOD FOR YOU.. catching yourself now... changing your course.. You SO got this!

Annie

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PRINCESS_SOFI 11/17/2013 7:04PM

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FITFRIT 11/17/2013 6:59PM

    Welcome back and GOOD LUCK!

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MT-MOONCHASER 11/17/2013 6:45PM

    I was real excited to see a notification that you had a new blog posted. It's good to see that you are getting back on track.

You know all the right moves and you kept to it during some very difficult times in your life. You can do it again!!

That said, I have been doing about the same thing that you did. I wasn't close to goal, but I was liking most of what I was seeing in the mirror. I figured that since I was doing so well and had kicked up my exercise some, that I could relax a little. Maybe I could have relaxed a LITTLE, but I carried it to excess. I am now working at getting back to where I was. Seems like there is a lot of that going around.

I hope to see you blogging a bit more frequently. I have enjoyed following your journey and getting inspiration from it.

Have a good week!

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WIFE48 11/17/2013 6:39PM

    emoticon You can do it! We are all here to help you do it. emoticon

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Stupid Infection

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I had a thigh and butt lift. Loose skin after massive weight loss sort of sucks. I have been so off track since then. It was only walking the first three weeks. I got the okay to start running again a few weeks ago, but at the same time I had a few stitches redone that ripped at work. Then I got a surgical site infection. I took the antibiotics, but the redness never fully cleared up. My energy has been low since then. I did some yoga, and a few short runs... but I just couldn't get in the groove. My eating has not been stellar either. This last weekend, infection relapse with 101 temperature, headache, swelling,..... Maybe that is why my energy has been low? So after getting fluid drained out of my hip, I was given more antibiotics...14 days instead of 7.... hopefully this does the trick. I need to get back in shape. I've gained a few pounds. I am not feeling so good about my body right now. Things are soft. I want that start of a six pack line back on my stomach. I like when things feel solid... I want to go running and have three miles feeling effortless. I am clean eating the rest of the week, and as soon as I feel good, I will be out running again.

  
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BUTTERFLYROSE1 5/15/2013 3:51AM

    You will get right back on track, hopefully you have many friends and family to help take care of you. It's good to know you are well enough to be back on Spark and I get to enjoy reading your blog once again! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 5/14/2013 10:26PM

    It sounds like you've been through quite an ordeal. I hope that you are better soon. In the meantime, eat well, rest as much as you can, take your meds and be easy on your body.

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 5/14/2013 6:58PM

    Oh for heaven sakes.. YESSSSSS the infection is why you feel so bad.. AND antibiotics, although great for infections, have some physical side effects.. so concentrate on getting really really good nutrition to help the healing.. take ALL of the antibiotics.. drink lots of water.. lots.. a hydrated body fights infection better.. and finally VISUALIZE.. yes, visualize.. visualize your body fighting off the infection in whatever manner speaks to you.. your white blood cells as flyswatters killing the infection or flys.. or like your playing a video game with white blood cells and the infection swarming.. while you direct the white blood cells with your wand to push the infection off the screen.. whatever... just be creative.. do it first thing in the morning.. and at night.. and everytime you go to the bathroom (cuz it's quiet and it's just you in the stall).. the power of the mind is an AWESOME thing!

I'll be praying for you.. sending healing thoughts all the way from Oklahoma.. powerful infection killing healing thoughts.. POW!
Annie

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MJ7DM33 5/14/2013 3:23PM

  Take care!

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CBLENS 5/14/2013 2:31PM

    heal your wounds before you start pushing yourself. Hope you recover soon.

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MOONGODDESS8 5/14/2013 2:07PM

  Being a nurse I have to say I would just eat clean and take it easy til the infection clears up. There are too many scary bugs out there like MRSA, life is more important than anything!!!

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Dancing Legs

Monday, March 25, 2013

Friday, I went dancing. I had fun dancing. I am not a great dancer, but I enjoy moving around to a good beat. I went out with my coworker, who is a very sweet young woman. We started at a pub. We met a nice young guy who was new to town. We left the bar, in our heels, in search of dancing with our new friend. We asked some strangers that we met up the street about where the dance clubs were, and they told us to follow them. They led us to a bar playing hip hop music (I am more of an indie rock type of girl, but I am learning that I can move to anything) and I was the token white girl for the night, but I had a great time dancing. It was a fun crowd with great energy. We left that bar, and we spent the remainder of the night dancing to salsa. I was still the only white girl, but that is not important, except my friends pointed out that I had white girl moves emoticon . I passed up a few offers for dancing partners... but still danced with a few, and I had a great time. The bars all close at two, and even though I had been up since 4, I wanted to dance longer. I was sad to be kicked out. So my dancing legs walked us back to the pub, where we waited for our ride home.

Legs are the topic of the day for me. I lost around 185 pounds, and this Friday, I am having the loose skin on my legs removed (thigh and butt lift). I am excited, and a bit nervous. I love the strength and flexibility of my legs, but the skin is not so pretty. Since I had my upper body fixed, my legs stand out as looking out of place. My surgeon, Kyle, sort of showed me how they should look when it's done. "You have nice muscular legs, Jeannie" is what he told me as he pulled up the skin. I want to see those muscles that I worked so hard for. So I am excited to fix the aesthetics of my dancing legs. My "saddle bag" is more a skin issue than a fat issue, as my doctor has pointed out. I can't wait to have smooth legs!

After dancing all night, these legs got up and ran/walked around 18 miles on Saturday. Then they hiked 8 miles up a mountain on Sunday. They are good legs, my dancing legs. Soon hopefully, they will look as good as they feel.

  
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WOLFKITTY 4/10/2013 10:16PM

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BUTTERFLYROSE1 3/28/2013 12:03PM

    I'm thinking of the David Bowie song"Let's Dance"
/Put on your red shoes, and dance the blues/
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SKINNYINMYHEAD 3/26/2013 8:19AM

    I love your leeeeeeegs!!! I am so excited for your surgery.. how long will the recovery be?? when I get all this done I am SO doing that.. especially my legs.. and my arms.. oh yes, my arms..

Oh Jeannie... those legs of yours are FABULOUS!!... and in the words of ZZ Top
She's got legs, she knows how to use them.
She never begs, she knows how to choose them.
She's got a dime all of the time,
Stays out at night movin' through time.

I'll be thinking about you Friday!


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