GYPSYHEART   19
SparkPoints
1-99 SparkPoints
 
 
GYPSYHEART's Recent Blog Entries

Read old blog from Jan. 2010

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Just read my blog from Jan. 2010. Size 14's! Now I am in XXLarge and 1X Womans. Wish I had never given away the 18's and 16's because they would now be my "skinnier" clothes that I hope to get back down to wearing. Sigh!
Goal: size 18's by (sometime in) October

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MISS_VIV 7/22/2014 9:50AM

    Welcome, welcome.......so glad to see you here.
Been missing your smiling face.
I am certain you can accomplish your goals as you have before. Nothing can stand in your way.God willing and the creek don't rise

emoticon

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRENDA_G50 7/22/2014 9:09AM

    Good luck on your journey back to a healthier Lifestyle. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Toooo long gone

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

3 1/2 years since last blog. Gained over 40 pounds since last weigh in. Became way more out of shape than ever. Struggling just to do my job. Tired and sleepy all the time but.....
I've been doing a few minutes (like starting at 3 1/2) of movement and mild static stretching every couple of days for 9 days now. Sore and neuropathy pain but I've got to get some health back. I'm 63 1/2 years old and must keep going.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MILPAM3 7/22/2014 10:03AM

  How wonderful that you've seen that the solution is within reach. Move forward!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRENDA_G50 7/22/2014 9:08AM

    emoticon and YOU'RE WORTH IT!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOHNMARTINMILES 7/22/2014 9:00AM

    A single step, no matter how small toward a worthwhile goal is progress

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!


Report Inappropriate Comment
GOOSIEMOON 7/22/2014 8:57AM

    You can do this! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Life goes on

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Can't believe the last time I blogged was August '10. Lot has happened since then. I'm down to the lowest I've been since I ballooned up after chemo. That's 10.5 years ago that I hit the 16's.. I'm in the low 140's. Fitting into all size 14's, not just the "large" running one's after going back up to the "large-ish" 16's and "smallish" 18's. I've yo-yo'd so much these past 10 years I probably gained and lost 200 pounds during this time.

I relied on Atkins "diet" and lost every time, but thinking "diet" I always went "off" of it back to "normal" eating. Well, my "normal" way of eating was NOT normal! Eating healthily is normal. Now I'm eating fruits and veggies. Still not like I should but more than I have in 20 years. I'm working on increasing it a little at a time. Same with exercise. No more working out til I hurt and then quitting. Now, I' doing only a few minutes at a time...increasing gradually.

The "handicapped" gal who could not walk to the corner is now logging close to 9000 steps on her pedometer almost daily. 10,000 steps (recommended daily) goal here I come!

I've bid farewell to all of the 16's and am now wearing the 14's I bought 5-6 years ago when I was loosing wt and bought some tight clothes that I knew I would get down to wearing soon. Instead I went up....then down but not enough. Up then down..., over and over again...never quite reaching the size 14's....until now. Wooo Hooo!

Slow and sure will win the race.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JIBBIE49 2/10/2011 7:14PM

    Glad u have been a Cancer survivor so long. My son, Nathan, had Testicular Cancer two years ago so had surgery and four rounds of chemotherapy. He just had cat scans and blood tests which came back "clean." But, then you know that it is a long road. He had 3 types of cancer cells and one was an aggressive type, so he had no choice but to deal with the treatment. He works out doing the P90X and still plans to go to medical school.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MYSTERY4EVER 1/20/2011 10:53PM

    That is fabulous that you have changed your lifestyle, not just gone on a diet. I really believe that that is the key to long-term success.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Muscle soreness and pain

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A couple of days ago I blogged about my new found muscle pain and what I thrill it is to have, as opposed to neuropathy pain.

Well, I've been on such a rush the past week I stripped wallpaper in a room plus scrubbed the walls to get rid of all of the little bits of paper left on the wall + glue. My post mastectomy chest and arms are not used to doing so much work, but I've kept at it every day. No stopping me! My chest is killing me today. I even have a "pump" to my pecs right now. Yippie! I love it!

Oh, I almost forgot...going up and down on my short ladder while working on the walls is giving my legs a work out too. Thursday night I went for a walk around my condo complex...after having gone to the gym and ridden the bike for a few minutes. Legs are tight today too.

Was going to hit the gym today but I think my body is telling me it had enough during the week and it's OK to rest today ( I did do a bit of wall washing this morning though).

Think I'll go soak in a nice hot bath...followed by a cool shower of course.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MISS_VIV 8/22/2010 4:37PM

    Is it bath time? When my body says enough I have to agree. A hot bath and a movie on the old VHS... cause they are old movies that I have.

Enjoy and rest up.

HUGS
VIVIAN

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRSJERRYBUSH 8/22/2010 3:49PM

    You go, girl!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYNNEJ5 8/22/2010 3:41PM

   
Enjoy your hot bath and make it a long one. You have done more than most healthy people do in a week. Enjoy your solitude and congratualtions.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Doing positive things

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I've finally updated my resume to reflect (I hope) how resumes should be in 2010. No more listing of jobs, duties, dates and contacts. Now it is "what utterly amazing things have you done in your positions that you also can do for me?" emphasis that employers want to see. For months I thought...I did my job...I did it well...but I did not save the world.

Ha! This past week I remembered a couple things I've done...then a couple more...then more....Hey, I really was good at what I did and with customer relations! I could not put them all on a resume. This has really been a boost to my psyche.

I applied for a job I find exciting that I know I would be passionate about. It would use my old (a bit rusty) sales skills, with an emphasis on customer relations + my love of people + the rush I've gotten in the past from a challenge.... I am excited.

Say prayers, send positive energy, and keep fingers crossed.

My psyche has been improving baby step by baby step the past few months. It began accelerating in May and now I'm wanting to "run"! I am now raring to get back into the world and show what I can do! Look out world..

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

1CRAZYDOG 8/22/2010 3:29PM

    Fingers crossed for you!




Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Last Page