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Well its Official...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tomorrow will mark the last year of my 20's. Jason and the kids are taking me to Red Lobster before he has to go to work tomorrow afternoon. I am dying for some crab legs and shrimp scampi!!! Then me and the kiddos probably just relax and watch some movies or something since we are supposed to get storms.

As many of you know, I was put on a medicine for anxiety last month. I was trying to get thru the side effects but the increasingly got worse and I started feeling worse than I did before I started the medicine. Today I decided no more meds. I will learn different ways to cope with my anxiety and panic attacks. Over the past month my fitness has decreased as well. Right now I am working to make myself feel better and then plan to slowly get back on track. My good day yesterday only lasted half a day then back to feeling horrible. That is how its been for the last month. Really bad jitters, major hot flashes, worsening insomnia, nausea, unable to concentrate or think clearly. So I decided I rather feel anxious from time to time and have an occasional panic attack then feel like I have been.

I apologize to all my team mates for not being able to participate better in the challenges. But I will get back on track, slowly but surely!

Thanks everyone for my bday wishes that I have already received. I appreciate it all even know I am not thoroughly looking forward to tomorrow :) lol! And thank you to those who have sent me well wishes! I appreciate everyones support and encouragement and could not do this without all of you!!!

Have a great evening!

  
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NELLBELLA26 9/6/2012 2:03PM

    I'm also trying to deal with my anxiety holistically. I truly believe that the side effects that come with medicines are more detrimental than the health issue itself in a lot of cases. I've learned a lot of coping mechanisms over the summer such as journaling, finding what triggers the anxiety/panic attacks, keeping active, deep breathing ( this is a good one!), therapy, walking.
I hope that you are feeling better and had a wonderful birthday.
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BESCATS 8/29/2012 6:44PM

    I see from the list that YOUR birthday was missed, and I didn't see your blog.
Happy Belated Birthday. Enjoy your 30's. emoticon

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CHEEKYCHIC7 8/29/2012 4:21PM

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Sorry for missing your birthday (I wasnít well and havenít logged in to SP for almost 3 weeks)
Wishing you a belated happy birthday! Hope you had a great day

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 8/16/2012 5:26AM

    Happy Birthday - don't fear aging. When done correctly it's a beautiful thing! emoticon

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JSALERNO 8/16/2012 4:34AM

    I WISH I COULD GO BACK TO MY 20'S. NEXT YEAR 39 FOR ME.

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ANDYINBC 8/16/2012 1:55AM

    Hope the last day of your 20s is amazing and hoping every day of your 30s are even better.

I hope you are able to find the solutions you are looking for and you begin to feel better. Don't worry about your team and all the challenges, it is more important you take care of yourself!

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JAZZEJR 8/16/2012 12:19AM

    End of 20s--OMG, you're a baby! :) I hope you'll tell your doctor about the effects of your meds so they can get it right before you just decide to go it alone. Medecin has to be somewhat trial & error because our bodies are all so different. Hang in there, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Baby Girl! emoticon emoticon

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M0MTH3W1TCH 8/15/2012 10:35PM

  HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

You have to do what's good for you. It may take awhile to find the right meds or right mixture of meds or even natural ways of dealing with the anxiety, jitters, hot flashes, etc. Hang in there.

Enjoy your day. You deserve it and many many more!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/15/2012 10:31PM

    Happy Birthday!!!!!! I hope you feel better real soon!!!

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HEALTHYBARB1 8/15/2012 9:17PM

    Happy Birthday! So sorry about your anxiety...your symptoms sound more like there is something wrong with your hormones or your thyroid though...might want to have them checked if you haven't already. Early Auto immune thyroid disease has similar symptoms to anxiety and often goes undiagnosed. No fun.....Hope you have a special day tomorrow with your family and that you feel better soon.

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GINGER_BEAR 8/15/2012 9:09PM

    emoticon emoticon Things will get better,

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LVMAMAW 8/15/2012 8:26PM

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Happy Birthday!! I know you can do it!! I don't do well on meds either and as a matter of fact, neither do either of my grown daughter! I'm pulling for you!!
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ROCKRUNNER404 8/15/2012 8:25PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon to club 30

Best of luck with everything...enjoy your celebration!



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KALANTHA 8/15/2012 8:22PM

    Happy birthday and good luck with your anxiety. Some of those meds have some very nasty side effects. I hope you don't have a difficult time ditching them and that your anxiety isn't too bad.

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I am holding myself accountable

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Feeling good and full of energy. I have been slacking tremendously on my workouts and healthy eating. A lot probably had to do with the fact I was sick for a few days and that summer has been so busy. I am not meeting my shortterm goals. I don't feel as if I am trying the way I want to be or should be. Tomorrow will mark 3 weeks until school starts. I want to loss 5 lbs by then. I really have to buckle down and get back to what I was doing before. My ST has just gone out the window. I know what I am doing wrong and it is up to me to fix it. It is going to be hard to get back the motivation that I am losing, but I have fought back before and know I can do this again!

Have a great day everyone!

  
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MICHIGANLORI 8/15/2012 7:45AM

    Here's a little kick in the pants! emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/15/2012 12:07AM

    I know you can do this!!!!

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STSCOTT11 8/14/2012 2:19PM

    No worries...I had a time I was "off and on" too. Then I moved to more on than off. THAT is where I have been this year. Ironically I wrote TODAY about being consistent not as a choice BUT "the only way" to reach goals. So I UNDERSTAND how you feel.
I really believe these steps are PART OF THE PROCESS toward adopting a new lifestyle. We must learn and master the key elements. Figure out our triggers. Set ourselves up for succeess no matter where we are and what the situation. All of those things TAKE TIME and PRACTICE.
Keep sparking...your not alone.

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JAZZEJR 8/14/2012 2:08PM

    Sounds like a familiar tale for all of us--it's summer after all. But you've made up your mind to lose those 5 lbs, and so YOU WILL! Hop to it, Girl. No more yapping; I'm look to see some RESULTS! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANDYINBC 8/14/2012 12:34PM

    So that's where you have been. I was looking for you and your updates, after all you have been the one I was trying to catch in fitness minutes. So, now that you have been gone I just want to say, "tag, you're it." I am now ahead of you in spark minutes by about 200.

Glad you are back, glad you are feeling better!

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JSALERNO 8/14/2012 12:20PM

    emoticon HOPE YOU CAN GET BACK ON TRACK NOW.

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LVMAMAW 8/14/2012 12:08PM

    me too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NWILKER 8/14/2012 10:32AM

    Way to go! You can do this! Cheers and hugs!

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STHAX10 8/14/2012 10:13AM

    Accountability is a huge step to progress. You are going to be just fine. Heads up, don't look back, only forward. We cannot change the past, but we can control most factors in our future!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINGERLY4 8/14/2012 9:58AM

    Have you thought about doing the SparkCoach two week trial? It's free and I'm find it helpful in building up my routine.

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2BEABETTERME 8/14/2012 8:45AM

    I am exactly in the same boat! My vacation has completely derailed my efforts. BUT, we will both get back on track!
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My goal for August

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I can't believe it is August already! My bday is in 2 weeks and I am not looking forward to it. It will mark the last year of my 20's. Not wanting my 30th to come. This is my last month of summer vacation too. I feel like I have not accomplished anything but yet I have gotten lots of stuff done, just so much more to do. Yesterday I made a nice spreadsheet of my to do's for the entire month. At least the major restorations are done (except the backyard, which it has been so darn hot!)

We just book a trip to Chicago for Labor Day weekend/our 8yr wedding anniversary. Plus is falls between mine and Jasons bday so part of our bday too. Then back to school. Yipee! I am not looking forward to 5 days/1 night each week and thats just 3 classes.

Getting to go out and do some yard work, blah! On a good note, the scale moved the right way today...I am down 1.4lbs! Jason and I started working out together yesterday. We got a new Weider Pro 6900 weight machine this weekend. I put it together all by myself Sunday and Monday. It is nice. Hard for me to do some of the exercises but I will get there!

So my goal for August:
Lose 5 more lbs (2 lbs by my bday on the 16th)
Blog 1 a week
Be consistent with ST

Have a great day

  
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WHISPERINGPINE9 8/8/2012 11:25AM

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BBONET 8/5/2012 8:32PM

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CHEEKYCHIC7 8/3/2012 2:20PM

    Happy early birthday and good luck with your goals!
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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/1/2012 11:09PM

    It sounds like a great plan for August. Happy Early Birthday!!!

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BBONET 8/1/2012 5:28PM

    emoticon 30 really -- lucky you -- you are just starting to live!!! Enjoy your last days of 20 and then get ready for your 30's emoticon

You have to be so proud for the weight loss and then setting up the machine all by yourself.
Enjoy your vacation time and once you start school and get back in the swing of things it will be fine!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You have a great birthday trip and enjoy your last days of 20's. Happy 30 to you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUSTME29 8/1/2012 4:40PM

    Sounds like you've got a productive August in store. Good for you putting the thing together. Once upon a time I did stuff like that, now I look at the directions, shrug and hand it off to hubby. That doesn't say good things about me at all I think.

Back to school is hard from the other side of the "big desk" as well. Trust me, you're teachers aren't any more excited to be back than you are. You're so close to done though!

Have fun in Chicago!

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SCOTMAMA 8/1/2012 1:20PM

    I have never minded whatever age I am or have been at, and I'm 73 now! It's all in your mind, and if I want to pat myself on the back a bit I would go so far as to say I've always liked who I am, and how I look.

But Happy early Birthday, and I have a feeling you will reach that goal of yours. And live it up in August, make each day precious, sleep late when you want, as it will be over when August is over -- then work hard with those classes, but keep enough energy to get in a good workout!

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BLESSED2BEME 8/1/2012 1:02PM

    I actually loved turning 30. Then 40...not so much! Now I'm creeping up on 50.

Your goals are good - achieveable! Enjoy your trip and the last of your summer! Make the best of everything ahead of you:)

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ADRIENNIE 8/1/2012 12:44PM

    Believe me, 30 is not so bad!

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JSALERNO 8/1/2012 10:31AM

    I WILL FINALLY BE STARTING MY LAST CLASS. I CAN'T WAIT. HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATS ON SETTING SUCH GOOD GOALS. I AM TERRIBLE ABOUT SETTING MONTHLY GOALS. I USUALLY DECIDE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK WHAT I THINK I CAN DO AND JUST STRIVE FOR THAT.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/1/2012 9:55AM

  30 . . . that's not so bad from where I sit! Enjoy it. And happy birthday early.

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CJADERUN 8/1/2012 9:51AM

    Happy early birthday and good luck!
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GUDDIGO 8/1/2012 9:24AM

  Happy Birthday and good luck with your goals

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Fitness In Motion Team---New Members Needed

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hello Sparkworld!

I am the leader for a fantabulous Team named Fitness in Motion. Right now it is a very small group, but I would love to see it grow! Looking for those members who need a little extra support and encouragement and likes to give extra support and encouragment to others. We love to share motivation and inspiration daily. We like to have challenges both weekly and monthly. However since the team is so small, we have had to put off challenges for now. But that is why we need YOU! This team is great! I want to see it only get better! Please click the link, join the team, participate in the threads, make some new friends, and I will start getting together the August Challenge for us all!!!

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=53303


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DRKYASHI 7/20/2012 4:28PM

    Just joined this week emoticon
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JSALERNO 7/20/2012 11:23AM

    I HAVE MY HANDS FULL WITH THE TEAMS I'M ALREADY ON BUT AFTER CHRISTMAS WHEN I WILL BE DONE WITH SCHOOL FOR GOOD I'LL ADD ANOTHER TEAM.

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BLESSED2BEME 7/20/2012 11:21AM

    I'll give it a try. I must admit though that I find myself not as active on teams as I am with my friend feed.

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BLC Break...Staying on track

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I am going to stay on track during the BLC summer break by continuing to follow my new goals I laid out for myself on July 12, 2012. I am also in the processing of the Summer 5% challenge and will continue that as well to keep myself on track. I also plan to participate in the weekend challenges that will be posted on the BLC forum.

Can't wait for the BLC 20!!! I am definitely coming back...See you in September Venuses!

  
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YIWEN39 7/19/2012 3:48AM

    Best of luck, Teddy Venus ;-)

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