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Question for you: Nurse Blind Batty or No?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Woke up to a happy scale day!

emoticon did my "dirty" Firm it Up moves yesterday and will be trying "Tone it Up" today. I like that there is a new video in this series every day. That means for the next 4 weeks I will only do these videos 4x each. I like that...I like the variety.

Okay, here's the deal. As many of you know I'm in school. It originally was to keep my oldest focused and to show her that there are no excuses. I'd like to think it worked pretty well as she hsa gotten her AA with honors and is transferring to San Francisco to obtain her BA.

Of course, I'm hooked on school.

For those of you who aren't aware I'm also known as "blind batty" for a reason. I am deaf (with aids) and at one time had 20/600 vision (basically, I couldn't see at all) I've since gotten stem cell and cataract removal and my vision is up to 20/50 with some perifpheal but not a lot. What I do see in the middle (cone) area is enough to drive.....well, at least California DMV thinks so!

I was originally going for Deaf Studies. One it seems appropriate and I wanted to maybe advance to Speech Therapy. I adore the days as a child living here in Cali where they helped my speech so much that many don't realize I am hard of hearing. A total contrast to my baby brother who never obtained speech therapy in Washington and it shows. I also felt it wsa important to know sign, like it was a part of "my heritage" or something. crazy, but there you have it.

That was my original plan....only Sierra really stinks when it comes to ever getting into Deaf Studies classes. I can't seem to, after 3 semesters, get into ASL 2. Not to mention the classes that are at night in Roseville (Yes, I realize that I walk and live in the dark most of my adult life, but driving at night is still risky....the OTHER drivers stink LOL....joking......sort of)

So, I said 'screw it" and decided since nothing was going to come of it I would change my major to something I've always wanted to do when I was 18 and never did....through many excuses, marriage, money, moving, then kids, life etc. I switched my major to nursing. I figured "hey, Cali let me drive, why not be a nurse too?"


I haven't told anyone I switched my major. But, now I'm second guessing myself again. The biggest obstacle in my way are not the lack of classes but MY lack of classes....In order to take Microbioogy I had to have had Chemestry (I haven't) In order to take chem I had to have had....do you see where this is heading? and If I'm looking at the later classes, I'm going to me putting in long days..something hubby's not going to be thrilled with I don't think. he still grumbles about the school thing a little.

Mind you, I don't mind....I know it will just take me 3x as long....as things always do with a blind/deaf chick. I thought, once I'm done getting this I could be a little ol' medical asstant or something...you know those people that take your blood pressure and check you in to Hell Managed Organizations or something? Nothing to where your life would depend on it. LOL

but, here's where I'm second guessing myself....should I put myself through all that "just" to get a degree? Or should I stick with something like "womens studies" or "nutrition" and get my degree? It seems that in any degree I pick I am 85% done with classes.....just 15% more to obtain an AA. In anything.

What are your thoughts on this? and be honest....I could use some "hey, what are you thinking?!" or "pssst, go for it" blatent answers.

Tell me what to be when I grow'd up!!!!

emoticon Oh, and remember i"m 40something so not sure if I'm "too old" to be looking at new opportunities??

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JENN03275 6/24/2012 6:29PM

    Go into nursing if that is really want to do. It is very demanding but often times very rewarding

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FANGFACEKITTY 6/24/2012 1:37PM

    You're never too old to learn something new! My vote is to do what YOU want, not what others say you "should" do. Although I am the first to admit that most employers really only care that you have a degree, not what it's in (although I hope that is different for specialty fields like medicine!) I think if you are going to invest the time, effort and $$ into earning a degree you should at least enjoy the process.

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YOURJONES 6/7/2012 2:32PM

    Oh! One more thing! I have deaf parents!

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YOURJONES 6/7/2012 2:28PM

    If you really want to be a nurse you should do it! I'm 42 and in the nursing program right now. My friend in the same program is 49. But you really have to want it though because by the time you complete the science pre-reqs, you'll have the competition of getting in to contend with. I got in at ARC and it took me 3.5 years to get in AFTER I completed the pre-reqs! Once you're in, you'll live and breathe nursing school. I just finished the first semester and whoa! what a whirlwind that was! I'm not trying to scare you or steer you away from choosing nursing. I'm only sayin' that because like everyone else has said, if you REALLY want to be a nurse, you should go for it! Don't choose nursing just to pick a degree though. I had a couple of moments when I was in my office studying and I could hear my family in the next room laughing and having fun where I thought to myself "Why am I doing this? I'm so flipping tired and stressed out!" This experience has been like no other I tell ya! We live so close to each other, if you want, we can meet for coffee and I can tell you all about it or I can give you my phone number. Just let me know and I'll message you my info, kay?

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WATCH_HER_GO 6/7/2012 12:49PM

    First of all on the age thing: When I entered my master's program, I was 29 - so still within the "normal" age range. However, I can think of at least six in my program who were over 50 and starting on a new career path. So, I don't think you're too old. (My masters is in counseling.)

If you've always wanted to do nursing, go for it! If it turns not to be a good fit, you can always change again.

I know the ASL classes were always hard to get into at colleges I intended. I think ASL is a nice alternative to other foreign language.

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    Definitely do what you really want. Good luck with the Nursing studies!! (and the chemistry needed!!)

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    I would go for it. If you want to be a nurse, there are ways to be a nurse! And I think it's an outstanding profession (as well as one that almost always has openings AND pays well. Just sayin'. ;))

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CORINA-MOMOF4 6/6/2012 8:02PM

    I know you can do it!! Go for it!! BTW, I think ASL is such an amazing thing. I learned so much when our 3rd was a baby (our 2nd was very slow to talk and he was so frustrated that no one knew what he was trying to say, so when our 3rd was born, I picked up ASL - she also was very slow to talk, but could sign more than 500 words by the time she was 2) It became a passion of mine. One day I would love to be a translater.
Thanks for sharing your story :)

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DANILYNNG 6/6/2012 5:32PM

    Go for it. Just that simple - if it's what you want, just go for it!

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ENDUROVET 6/6/2012 5:17PM

    It's like that old joke: What do they call the person w/the lowest GPA in your class?

If this career path sounds like your cup o' tea, I would say GO FOR IT Cori! After23 yrs, I still could not imagine doing anything else (even putting up w/PITA human beings ;-)

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BAKER1009 6/6/2012 4:30PM

    Oh, and don't bring your age into this...what in the world does that have to do with ANYTHING!?!?!
Silly Cori!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/6/2012 4:12PM

    Gosh I'm thinking that Beth also knows you well...hehehehe Yes my dear sweet sister LOVES nothing more than to help everyone and to take care of everyone else. That is why she is having a hard time now making this choice.

My dear sweet sister you have to do what makes you happy when it comes to school. It is not what will make you the most money, or the set course that takes you the most or least time. It is bottom line what your heart draws you too.

I too am in this point, I have a B.S degree and now what....it happens to us all. But the great thing is you have the rest of your life to go to school...there is no time limit on this my dear. I said nutrition because I remember you hunting down different recipes, I remember you being super supportive when the oldest wanted to be a Veggie head. You are one of the best people I know and I know that NO matter what you decide your just have to let your heart lead you to it. Never let anyone or them stupid fears you have stand in your way. Heck 5 years ago you couldn't even drive and NOW look at you. You are my inspiration in so many ways and I couldn't love you or be more proud of you!

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BAKER1009 6/6/2012 3:51PM

    I want to say go with the nutritionist thing, LOL! Only because I think that would be cool. So don't listen to me!

Honestly, you need to do what YOU WANT TO DO!! C'mon Cori, quit thinking about everyone else. There are times when you need to do that, don't get me wrong, but this isn't one of them. You are a grown woman, and this type of decision has to be 100% your choice!

Kim knows you better than any of us, and she said your heart has always been with wanting to help people, so go with that. You're a great supporter here, so I know you could be a big help to people outside of the "virtual" world :)


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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/6/2012 2:52PM

    wow guys, thanks for slapping me into what I preach to my daughters. There really IS no excuse. I was just afraid to move forward because sometimes in my head I remember "well, you ARE blind/deaf you know" and feel limited like, I dunno.....almost like I would OFFEND someone if I pursued Deaf Studies or Nursing.

Thanks! With that, I think I will pursue Nursing and see if I can still get some deaf classes as they come available.

Thank you again!! That really made me feel better.

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BLUE42DOWN 6/6/2012 2:33PM

    I'd end up lobbing it back in your direction, but first with this: there is NO point at which we are "too old" to look for new opportunities.

So, the lobbing it back:

What sort of job really draws you? Not just "I could be ...", but "I want to be ...". Sometimes job placement quizzes can help us, sometimes a career counselor can help, sometimes crossing off the jobs we do not want or wouldn't be able to do well can help us narrow in on what we want.

For example, the one thing I am definitely not good at and do not like doing is sales. I'll train a class how to use our software, I'll compare screens full of numbers, but cringe and want to flee at being asked to talk to a customer and convince them our software can do what they want so they'll buy. So when I'm looking at a career path, part of what I look at is how much "selling" there is (and that's internal to other departments and employees as well as external to potential or existing customers) and steer away from what I know would hate.

If you're just getting the degree to have a degree, then a major that is fun or easy makes more sense. If you want a degree to build a career path on, then you want a major that truly gives you the skills for the career through the classes you take.

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PEPPYPATTI 6/6/2012 2:19PM

    Go with what is in your heart! Follow your dreams!!

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KIMBERTA99 6/6/2012 2:10PM

    I think you should decide what kind of job you REALLY want. And there will be your answer:) Good luck my dear!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/6/2012 1:17PM

    nutrition would be good and I have become rather obsessed with it. LOL

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/6/2012 1:11PM

    I think that you have to listen to your heart. Forget about what will make the hubby happy, the question is what will make you happy. No matter what you decide he needs to be supportive of you just as you are with everything that he does.
I think that you would be fantastic as a nutritionist and that would also put you into a position to help people which is really where your heart has always been.

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    You can do ANYTHING!!!

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MISHAMW 6/6/2012 12:55PM

    I totally understand about switching your major. Back in college I switched the average 3 times. I found a major I loved, but doesn't pay the bills...or any for that matter. Anthropology and archaeology will always be my love, but I need a career, so I am actually going back to school to get a two year associate degree in Medical Lab Technology. I am actually planning on applying today or tomorrow for my pre-reqs in the fall.

I basically have learned that I should do what I want to do. I never really wanted to go to a traditional university, but I thought that's what I should do, it's what a normal high school senior was suppose to do, and it's what my parents wanted me to do. Do I regret it? Only when I realize how much money was wasted, but I learned the importance of killer grades, and I got the college "partying" out of my system (though in no means was I a wild kid).

So do what you want do to, but make sure you actually have a career opportunity too!


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GRACEMCC45 6/6/2012 12:28PM

    I love this! You honestly can do anything you put your mind to, I think you've proven that!

As a nurse, I can tell you it's a rough job sometimes. So really I would encourage you to do what you *want*, not just for a degree or diploma. I understand there are some medical assitant courses that don't require an actual nursing diploma? Would that be an option? Usually those courses don't require those big science-y upgrades.

I think you will be fantastic at whatever you choose to do!

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I bought the dress

Monday, June 04, 2012

Mod Cloth is one of those sites that if you see something you like, you almost have to buy it right away or it "sells out". My dress had been sitting in my checkout box for a bit when I got the email "buy it or else". I looked at it again....do I really want this? Oh yes.....I do. So I bought it and it automatically went to "sold out".

I bought a large which in a sense is a size 12. I'm a 14-16. It's a reasonable goal I think!

It should be here Thursday and I'm sooooooooo excited to see it, touch it, and work towards wearing it.

Speaking of wearing it: Today I began my Slim Series (again). Today was Shape It Up. It's a 78 minute video (yes, that is the correct number) and this one contains a lot of weights which I LOVE!! The first 35 minutes were warm up and intense cardio...so intense that I got dizzy and naseaus and I could feel my heart rate beating out of my chest WITHOUT a HRM. So, I stopped for a bit. Then I was mad at myself for stopping when I went back because the rest of the video was on the floor and although she still worked your tail off, it was much more "relaxing". LOL Ah well, all 78 minutes done. Tonight I will do the Hip Hop Abs (20ish minutes)...correction, I will ATTEMPT to do it...I still feel like a blubber slug trying to do "the moves" but I know it will get better. Then again, it's been 3 years and I still can't do lunges without tipping over so whta does that say?

Hey, does anyone else have major head itch when they sweat? Man, that drives me bonkers...I mean, I know I'm allergic to heat, my sweat and pressure, but dang, it's obnoxious.

Our Memorial Weekend was WONDERFUL!!

We went to the little town of Ft Bragg/Mendocino. I went with the sole purpose of looking for the "Murder She Wrote" house. I was a huge fan of the show in the 80s and I just love Angela Lansbury. I wanted to actually rent her room for our anniversary but hubby dislikes B&Bs. He did however, drive me to the house :o)

hope the pic turned out okay, I don't like that you can't see it until you post your blog **pouts**

Anyhow...I did get in some great exercise. We talked to some locals and they informed us of some "hidden" beaches and we hiked and hiked and hiked....so much that I sunburnt the bottoms of my feet again.

then I was done walking.....for about a week.

until today actually. LOL

but it was very pretty and worth it. I just should know better (remember the "Im allergic to heat, sweat, and pressure" comment?) yeah, doi!! Needless to say, I will remember water shoes or something next time.

The town was so beautiful....so beautiful. I told hubs we are retiring there and not going back to Washington. He was all for it until we looked at the cost of real estate.

I need to save now.....

until about 2112?

and our campsite had a creek running through it....this was the view after another quick walk:

I don't know how I got the camera to do that. Yoovie would be so proud! LOL There are a ton more pictures (as you could imagine) but there's not enough room on this blog :o)

well, I was supposed to voluneer to serve ice cream today at the school. I should email the teacher and apologize for not making it...(was in the shower, wasn't the blog LOL)

tomorrow is Firm It Up. I've done it once before. Could move for 3 days after and I'm totally looking forward to it!!

Burn Baby Burn!!

Declare war on the Mutant Ninja Resistant Fat Cells!!!

More calories out less calories in!!



I am my own cheerleader. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERYL_B 6/5/2012 6:57PM

    You go girl! Thanks for adding my as a friend!

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BAKER1009 6/5/2012 11:16AM

    It's ok darling, my head can turn sideways too :) Beautiful pictures, sounds like a grand time!!

I think it's awesome that you bought the dress. When it does arrive, I think you should hang it somewhere where you see it often, to remind you of your goal of fitting into the dress. So proud of you!!


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ENDUROVET 6/5/2012 11:06AM

    It's cute! Can't wait to see YOU modeling it!

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MISHAMW 6/5/2012 10:46AM

    I love ModCloth myself....but I just don't see myself rocking a dress until my legs stop touching each other (HAHA, number 1 goal in losing weight...having a gap in between the legs and not touching when you walk).

Congrats on the fun trip and cute dress. Good luck with the rest of your journey!


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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/5/2012 10:41AM

    I just love the pictures...you need to get them all onto FB so I can tempt Terry with them. LOL I also can't wait to see the dress on you!!

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    You'll look great in that dress . . . . way to go!!!

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CORINA-MOMOF4 6/4/2012 5:38PM

    Awesome! I'm sure you'll fit in the dress in no time (be sure to share pictures)

Don't worry about the sideways pictures - doesn't take much to turn our heads :) Very beautiful!

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PATTOMMC3 6/4/2012 4:14PM

    Beautiful pictures! Hope the dress fits real soon!


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RADFEN 6/4/2012 4:13PM

    Yay for buying the dress! Now hang it where you can see it.
Glad that you like Fort Bragg/Mendocino. We have camped there several times.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/4/2012 4:09PM

    crud....they turned sideways...I'll have to fix that....later.

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That was yesterday

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My daughter and i were watching the first episodes of The Biggest Loser. The very first one and we were giggling over the different changes that occurred over the seasons. We had only just begun watching the Biggest Loser a few seasons ago so these are all new to us. We wondered if Bob and Jillian knew how "big" (no pun intended) they were about to become. We giggled at the mattresses in the contestants rooms and marveled how they now have temperpedics. Then we held our sides as we laughed that product placement was in fact, still there from the get go and gawked as Allie was in fact Caroline. If this is all Greek to you,that's okay, it was to us too. They were all such subtle, yet noticeable changes.

"it's time to cut the fat" Caroline Rhea Biggest Loser Season 1

The point is, as the days start to blur together we tend to forget why we started or even where we came from. Time is so irrelevant to what we are doing and yet we are constantly using it against ourselves. How many times do we say "ugh, I didn't lose any weight this week"? We tend to forget that our bodies have adapted to what WE created for it and therefore we need to give it time to adapt to our new lifestyles. Along the way, we can look back and laugh at the small changes that created such a great journey.

Changes such as: Remember that clothing mishap last week? My hubby went out and bought me new shorts. Yeay right? After watching the Biggest Loser my daughter and I feel inspired to work out. Let's go do this "again" we say! (and again is good as long as you keep doing again, right? right.) I pull my hair up into a ponytail and out the door we go.

I begin walking and get no more than halfway up the block when I ask her: "silly question, but are my shorts riding up my Yahoo?" to which she replied
"I'm not looking at your Yahoo"

So, I look and sure enough there are my brand new shorts every time I walk a few feet riding up in between my legs. Really? Really?


I then begin the process of horseback walking. You know the one, where you walk with your legs way out and your thighs don't mush together like you just finished horseback riding for several hours. (or in my case, the spin cycle at the gym)

I think I'm going to have to invest in some bike shorts though or something. My clothes just don't want to cooperate with me. It's no wonder I never want to leave my sweats and tee shirts. They may sag and look terribly tacky, but at least I know they're gonna stay put!!

Tell THAT to "What not to Wear".

OH.....gosh I got waaaaay off track today. All I wanted to say was I finished Week 2 of C25 finally. Really, that was the whole purpose of this blog, to get on here and hold myself accountable for finishing that doohickey and moving on to week 3 and something about cookies or...

I forget.

I have been feeling mucho better. All my blood work came back and says since I've lost 20 pounds my blood sugar dropped. woo hoo!! So, just gotta watch the HB pressure. Which I have been, I think doing really well on watching what I eat. and LOTS of water.

and a cup of coffee a day.

I'm weak, sue me. (don't......really..... I have no money)

Did I mention I finished Week 2 of C25? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm going to go finish up my daily duties now and plan for our weekend camping trip at the ocean. I'm so excited! Hubby even promised me he would take me to see the "Murder She Wrote" house. Squeeeeeeeeeee!!

So, for anyone who happens to be peeking at my page. Remember, take it easy on yourself mentally during this phase. Changes occur over time and our brain doesn't want to recognize that until the time has passed. Make it fun. Make it something you want to do the rest of your life. Make it yours and have a great weekend.



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WHITNEYLD 5/31/2012 7:20AM

    Great blog girl! Keep up the C25K, and congrats on another successful week!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/26/2012 8:26PM

    emoticon I am sorry, but the whole shorts riding up problem ... I don't remember any weight, light or heavy, when I didn't have issues with some shorts. I wonder sometimes if it's the way they are cut or the way my legs are shaped or what.

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TWNOMWE 5/25/2012 3:35PM

emoticon ON FINISHING WK 2 OF C25K

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LEAELLEN07 5/24/2012 5:00PM

    I love the humor in your blogs. Small victories are sometimes the most satisfying but they're the hardest to focus on!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 5/24/2012 9:58AM

    Loved this blog. I was actually going through my nightstand and saw a sheet with my numbers written down from February I believe, and I found my Stat's spreadsheet from when I started on spark through mid last year, and I want/need to see how far I've come since I'm not moving much these days... at least that's what it feels like.

Congrats on another day of C25K! Rock on girl!

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RUFFIT 5/24/2012 9:17AM

    Love your blog!!! I remember those days with the thighs rubbing and me getting huge red rashes.... UUUUGGGHHHH!!! I think there is NOTHING wrong with sweats and t-shirts. They are comfy and you can MOVE in them... I also got a pair of yoga pants - They are the best!! Hugs, Moni

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BAKER1009 5/24/2012 9:03AM

    Way to kick some butt Cori!! Keep up the great work!
I don't care if you got way off track with your blog, I always love reading them...they always make me smile! emoticon

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KAY-SUPREME 5/23/2012 9:44PM

    Look into Sparkle Skirts and Sparkle Shorts .. they're expensive but apparently they do not ride! I'm going to get some myself soon.

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When a lightbulb smashes into your head, it's time to think.

Monday, May 21, 2012


That's the verdict thus far and can it cause pain? uh yep, depends on how high the blood pressure gets so as my Dr put it "for you to being feeling well at 142/96 (which is high) you must have been very high to be sick"

We are going to be doing a lab workup in the morning to measure my cholesterol, blood sugar (poss diabetes) and thyroid.

I asked her as I 've been reading a lot about nutrition and watching Food, Inc and Forks over Knives what her thoughts were on using plant based diet as a treatment.

She said I was young enough and still relatively healthy to use this as an option. For now. However, she also recommends incorporating the Dash Diet into it as it is meant for lowering blood pressure. She asked me to buy a cuff and come in several times during the next two weeks so we can measure it. I don't know if two weeks will be enough time to notice a difference, but we will see. It's nice she wants to keep me monitored anyhow and is willing to try this rather than just putting me on meds. She actually sounded happy I was willing to do this over asking for meds.

She also wanted me to drink one 4oz glass of red wine a week. For women it is supposed to greatly reduce the risk of heart attacks/strokes. I told her I didn't think I could do this as I didn't want any alcohol in the house with a recovering alcoholic. She said "you are a good wife" LOL However, I can still drink my coffee in moderation, so that makes me happy. Yes, I know that means two cups, and NOT two pots. Got it. I think, however, with how I had been feeling and wanting to go all or nothing that green tea and water will be my friend. Yup, I said it.....out loud. Did you ever think you'd see the day? I know I sure freaking didn't.


Hubby goes in today for a catscan on his kidneys. They've discovered some cyst on them. I'm pretty sure it'll be okay, but I am a little worried.

So, driving home today I was processing all this information in my head and have come to two conclusions.

One, if this isn't motivation to get into a healthy lifestyle, and fast, I don't know what is!


Two, being over forty sucks.



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MIAJOEB 5/24/2012 11:49AM

    I can only drink tea in the mornings because it keeps me up.
So I decaf everything and keep in moderation.
But I just love the taste.
I will most likely be walking at Sunrise Mall with my friend on Saturday..
So looking forward.
Want to start lots of meet ups this summer and get to goal this year.

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BAKER1009 5/22/2012 10:26AM

    Coffee has been one of my constants through everything too. I know I should cut it out, but for now I have at least cut it back. Instead of a pot a day, it's just 2 cups a day. Need to get that down to 1 I suppose. Hubby still drinks it, and will continue to do so, making it harder for me to cut it completely.

Keep us posted on your progress with everything. Keeping your hubby in my prayers today with his kidney tests. Keep me posted on that too!


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BLUE42DOWN 5/22/2012 2:11AM

    Good to know what the issue is - and to have a doctor willing to work with you and let you try the food way first.


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SEXBOBOMB 5/21/2012 4:36PM

    Question: could you get your glass of wine in outside of the house? Have it with lunch or stop into a restaurant one night a week?

That way, you could have your glass without tempting the hubs! :-)

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MONICA_W 5/21/2012 4:30PM

    The DASH diet is really sensible and it's the kind of thing that would go hand-in-hand with a low-animal-product diet quite easily. There's a lot of room for a healthful diet that includes animal products wisely without having to constrict yourself by going 100% vegan. Part-time vegetarian works well too, in terms of health benefits! You'll want to do a lot of research before you commit to something like that, as it can be hard to meet all your nutritional requirements when you cut out all animal products (or even just meat) - I assume that's what you mean by a plant-based diet. Why not start with what you currently eat today, and modify that, rather than trying to toss that out the window and make brand new habits? You haven't got your nutrition tracker shared, but you might be partway there already, which would make things easier for you!

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 5/21/2012 4:11PM

    I cut out coffee for over a month and went to green tea....the last week I brough coffee back in and I have to say I actually feel more slugish then when I am off of it...kinda like wanting a smoke and feeling horrible after having one. LOL

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What IS this?!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I have not been feeling well.

At first I thought I had slept on my neck wrong. Woke up and my neck and head ached to the point of nausea. So, I stayed down.

Four days went by, 2400 mg of Ibuprofin a day and it wasn't getting any better. Hubby suggest I try Claritin. His thought that they were allergies clogging my sinuses so desperate, I try it.

Began to feel better. Yeah! Even went to the gym so youngest could swim.

Yesterday I wsa feeling pretty good and began making plans for this week. I'm making a Word Calendar of Workouts that I want to accomplish this month. I've gained back up to 180 and this does not please me.

Actually, this is a major "booooo"


I went to my daughter's AA graduation yesterday. Took her to dinner. I'm so proud of her. It's not a big deal to a lot of people, but I know the hours she put into this. I know she hasn't had a summer off yet in over 2 years. I know she took course overloads TO finish in two years and she did it with honors. This, after having such a rough time from 13-18....I just cannot express how proud of her I am to do such a 180.

**with honor tassel**

Came home after dinner and went to bed.

Woke up dizzy, in pain....in sooooooo much pain. I came out and hubby tried making me coffee but I was so nauseated I went back to bed.

Took a Claritin and two Excedrin

It was 2:30 before I was able to face the day.

Man I am SO SORRY!! So sorry for ever having doubted anyone who said sinus pains or allergies were painful. Im normally one to kind of "scoff" at pain. Get over it and move on type of gal, but Holy Smokes!! Trust me, this chick has been through open heart surgery, kidney surgeries, and more. I know what pain is. THIS though. OMan!!

I guess I will go collect stock in Claritin or something. Maybe start taking it before bedtime. Maybe that will help.

But that's what's happening. That's what is going on. Give me a couple of more days and I will be back to body in progress :o)

Now, where's my "morning" coffee?

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BAKER1009 5/22/2012 10:29AM

    Sorry, I missed this blog. Now I've read your other blog, so guess I'm up to date.

Congrats to your daughter...that is awesome. Call me stupid, but what is AA graduation. I mean, I know AA, but I doubt that's what you meant.

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ENDUROVET 5/21/2012 5:37PM

    Ouch! but glad you have a DIAGNOSIS (ahem, ahem as I straighten my stethoscope & smooth out my lab coat ;-) !

I have done a lot of research on the DASH diet; trying to convert my dad since he is on not one, not two, but THREE anti-hypertensives! but this is an extreme uphill struggle... The man loves his cereal, hamburgers & Ritz crackers!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 5/21/2012 4:21PM

    I love my niece and I am SO proud of her! As for you Missy...I know that you will do the steps to get your health in line, we have a vacation to go on in 5 years and we both have to be in tip top condition! (that includes the hubby's...we have to be their role models.)

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    Wow, all that pain caused by high blood pressure? I'll be reading that blog of yours later; I never would have thought of that!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 5/21/2012 2:08PM

    Went to the docs this morning. High blood pressure. will blog about it later :o) Although if that isn't a good reason to get healthy, I don't know what is!!

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MIAJOEB 5/21/2012 1:29PM

    Not to be bossy but have you been checked by a doctor lately?
My neck pain was partially allergies but I also have arthritis in my neck and that plus the allergies made me miserable. So going to the doctor helped me find other solutions that helped with the pain. Keep in touch.

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SHIRAROCK 5/20/2012 4:46AM

    Oh no! I wish you medicine that works!

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KAY-SUPREME 5/19/2012 8:20PM

    Allergies / Sinus Headache prevented me from doing a fun community 5K this morning... it definitely can ruin a day or two. Hope you feel better and congrats to the daughter on her graduation!

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