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Dr. Appt. Scheduled!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

So, I called the Dr's office today and scheduled my physical for Tuesday 9/12 @ 1pm. The nurse practitioner will be doing the exam, so I hope she can send me for blood work if need be. I haven't been to my Dr's office since 2004, so I will have to fill out office paperwork again and be treated like I am a new patient there. Unbelievable that I am so good about doctor appointments for my kids, but yet I let myself take the backseat when it comes to my health. My 3 year old will be with my Mom the day of the doctor appointment, so I will hopefully have time to get blood work after the appointment if necessary.

I also wanted to post this link: US study finds Cancer cells slurping up fructose

Just another reason to try to stay away from fructose and corn syrup products!

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TIGRESSMOMOF5 9/10/2010 10:27AM

    I also just recently went to the dr. for the first time since 2007, and had a total physical done. I found out that I have slightly high cholesterol, and hpv, and have to be tested for cervical cancer because of the type of hpv I have. I also have a 3 yr. old daughter born 06-06-07. I hope your dr. can get your blood work done fast, it is always good to get it done a.s.a.p. good luck at your dr. appt. I will check out that link you posted. emoticon

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SCAROUSEL1 9/5/2010 3:13PM

    Congrats! Glad to see that you got it scheduled. I have been very remiss about a physical for me. I will call Tuesday to schedule one too.

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MRSRUBLE 9/5/2010 1:40AM

    Good for you! Even if you have take the kiddo! emoticon

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    You are a Mom & therefore by nature put eberyone else first! But you do need to care for you so you can be healthy to keep being there for everyone else! Love your page - very cheerful!

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LSCHULER72 9/2/2010 11:21PM

    Best of luck to you!

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SMYLEERED 9/2/2010 10:44PM

    You're taking a step in the right direction scheduling that doctor's appointment. Thank you also for sharing that link about fructose and cancer cells. We would all be wise to heed that advice.

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JAVALOVERTOO 9/2/2010 6:01PM

    Best wishes on your appointment. Now is the time to reclaim your investment in your health! Don't let another 6 years go by until your next check up! Tell the NP what you've been doing, they are there to help you too and there is nothing Docs and NP like better then to see their patients making an effort. emoticon emoticon

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PAISHAR2 9/2/2010 4:22PM

    thank you friend for that information!!!!! I am claiming a clean bill of health in Jesus Name!!!!!!


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New Year....Sort Of!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

There have been many times over the past two months that I wanted to blog here. Why didn't I? Because I knew I was in lazy-summer mode and wasn't going to do well in trying to adopt new exercise and eating habits in the scorching, hot summer we've had her in PA. In June I was so optimistic about shedding 10 lbs over the summer. But then, the relentless heat just did not let up. It made me feel like not doing much of anything. Despite this, I have managed to not gain anymore weight....which is close to a miracle if you ask me.
So, today is September 1st. My oldest daughter went back to school on Monday (August 30th) and is now in 2nd grade. She is getting a new start. Every year children get a new year in September. New teachers, new friends, and they learn new things. . I've decided, so I am. My new teachers can be members here at SparkPeople who have made the Spark program work for them. My new friends can be SparkPeople members on my teams. And learning new things can be accomplished by reading Spark articles or from other resources. All this requires WORK from ME! I am responsible. I am the one that has to do this. No one else can do this for me. It's always very daunting to me when I get back on the healthy path , knowing that I might fail.....again. But, then I remember, that if I don't try and do SOMETHING, how can anything really change?
Soon the weather will be changing for the better. I hope this motivates me to get outside more. Move. Exercise. Eat healthy and in turn, it will make me feel better.
I need to feel better because I have been having a lot of digestive issues for the past 2.5 years. Soon I will be making a Dr's appointment so I can hopefully find out some answers. There have been a lot of things going through my mind. Celiac's disease? Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Something wrong in my colon? I don't know, but I need to find out. I need to feel better and be healthy. I am publicly stating this so that I make myself finally get to the Dr. and discuss the symptoms that I really do not want to discuss, but have to. Hopefully I will get an that isn't life threatening.

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BIBS4664 9/2/2010 2:10PM

    My kids are grown, but I still see Sept as a new year and beginning. WTG.

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CURBUR 9/2/2010 11:45AM

    For years I have said that my new year starts when my kids start school. After all, that's when our entire family has new schedules to adjust to. I listed the things that I want to accomplish during this year and consider it schooling myself.

I wish you luck on finding the source of your medical problems and I am sending positive thoughts your way.


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SCAROUSEL1 9/1/2010 11:21PM

    Funny how we all think back to basics and back to good health when it is back to school time. Get in and see that doctor and let us know how it goes... HUGS!

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JONESSM11 9/1/2010 9:56PM

    Awesome! Way to take charge! I too have always felt like Sept 1st is the beginning of my new year (probably because I'm a perpetual studend! LOL) So, congrats, and good luck with your New Year! we'll all be here behind ya! Don't forget to let us know what the doc had to say....we can all learn from each other!

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JAVALOVERTOO 9/1/2010 9:34PM

    Great way to look at the New Year and new friends, etc! Why should the kids have all the fun! emoticon

Make that doctor appointment! We are waiting to hear that everything will be okay. emoticon

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Firstly, thank you to everyone who wished me well on getting better on my last blog post. The summer cold is officially out of our house and I am gearing up to get back on my elliptical! It's been too long! I am happy to report that although I haven't been eating the healthiest since 4th of July, I have maintained the weight I had lost. So, I am hoping once I get back into my elliptical routine, I can start shedding some lbs again.

I am trying to re-focus and make things happen! Soon my oldest daughter will be back in school and cooler days will be ahead, so that means more time for outdoor walks and fun at the park! I need to look ahead and forget about what I have done wrong the past few weeks. I'm going to make this weight loss happen! Positive thinking, healthy in mind, body and spirit...that is where I want to be!

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KENDALL7261 8/1/2010 8:57AM

    Glad you are feeling better! A cold anytime of year is nasty.

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JOLLKN 7/31/2010 10:52PM

    I have also not been eating my best since the 4th of July, however I have maintained my weight instead of losing any. However, with these last three days, I have been making wiser, more conscious decisions when it comes to eating, and being on here more actively has definitely helped me stay on track. Good job and I hope you do well from here on out!


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I Have A 'Summer Cold'

Monday, July 19, 2010

Yes, after blogging about detours the other day and how I wanted to get back on track this I have a nasty cold. My 7 year old started with it on Saturday and still has it, I started yesterday and my husband today. Nasty watery eyes, sore throat and runny/stuffy nose.

Chicken soup for my family tonight! And here I thought we'd have a fun-filled week outside swimming in the pool! I'm crossing my fingers that my 3 year old doesn't get this!

Be back Sparking as soon as I can all!

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SMYLEERED 7/20/2010 10:26PM

    Just take care of yourself and your family. Chicken soup will cure all. Hope you all feel better soon.

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SCAROUSEL1 7/20/2010 12:12PM

    Get some rest, recover and move on... Hugs!

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THEHEALTHY3 7/20/2010 10:14AM

    Be sure to rest as much as possible, this summer cold is energy draining. It went through our house in June. Take care & feel better soon.

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MWB2010 7/19/2010 5:18PM

    Take enough time off to take care of the cold so you will bounce back faster...Good Luck...and feel better soon!

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MOM2ACAT 7/19/2010 5:16PM

    Feel better soon!

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Detours~We've All Had Them!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Well. I just had a 2 week detour from Sparkpeople and let me tell you, I need this site to keep me focused and on track. It's a daily reminder to what my future goals are. It truly motivates you to hear the positivity from other members, the inspiration from the members have reached their goals and are maintaining them. When I veer away from this site I slowly veer away from exercising and focusing on eating properly. I've been down this road before, but this time I've actually managed to NOT put on more than 1 pound. so now, this week it's back to work on ME! I'm going to ease back into my elliptical workout and focus on more strength training. I'm trying to gather new recipe ideas and want to also incorporate my children into exercising too.

My 7.5 year old daughter asked me last week "Are you still doing Spark?" I told her "Yes" but truthfully I hadn't been on the site or exercised in quite awhile. She had seen me read the book last month, as well as frequent the site daily. So I guess you could say my daughter has detoured me back to the Spark site.

Remember, just because you had a detour, doesn't mean you can't get back on track to where you were going! What matters, is that you get back on track!

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SMYLEERED 7/18/2010 11:39PM

    You're right, it's easy to get off track. Glad to see you're back at it.

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SCAROUSEL1 7/18/2010 12:00PM

    Glad to see you back on SPark! We all take little detours from time to time. The important thing is that we keep coming back.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 7/18/2010 8:07AM

    I'm glad I ran across your blog. My weight took a detour this week, even after doing everything right. That sign helps me remember I'll get where I am going eventually. Thanks.

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FRAN0426 7/18/2010 2:59AM

    It is easy to losr forcus when away from our spark family and tracking food and exercise. Nice your back in and happy journey

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TEAWONDERFUL 7/18/2010 2:05AM

    That is very true and important for all of us to remember I think.

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