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Weigh IN Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I am getting very anxious about week 3's weigh in. I don't know why I do this because as my husband put it if nothing changes this week no biggy you always have next week. I am really going to focus on that if the numbers don't move the way I am hoping they will.

I exercised pretty well this week. I had one meal that was really over my calorie limit. I am hopeful

  
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ELLENIRENE 1/23/2013 5:41AM

    Hope your weigh-in goes well, but just remember even if nothing happens--weight wise, you're still ahead. You're building stamina and momentum for losing weight.
You can do this!

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JFGWIFE 1/22/2013 10:52PM

    Either way, you have probably changed your eating and exercise habits. Muscle weighs more than fat, so keep that in mind. Stay motivated... the weight loss will come! emoticon

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CASSCOTT70 1/22/2013 10:43PM

  Good Luck!! I don't know how you wait so long to know your weight, it's pretty much how I start everyday. I know they say we should not weigh ourselves that often, but I believe that if I had been weighing myself on a regular basis I would not have gained so much weight. Anyway, I wish you luck and hope that you see something that makes you happy.

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Time to Get Back at It

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Why is it I think I can go on automatic pilot and have things stay the same? Well, I had knee surgery quite awhile ago. My knee is stable now, but have had issues on and off and learned I will never be able to do any high impact exercise again. I just let things go. Not a good decision on my part. Here another year has gone by and what has happened weight gain surprise, surprise. Not really!

My husband seems to be really motivated to make some changes this year, which in turn has caused me to ask myself---What has worked for me in the past? What has helped me the most? I would have to say getting on Sparkpeople and looking at what others have done and giving others support. I know this takes time, but doesn't everything? Also I think it is time that I allow myself time to take care of myself.

So I am here to say I am going at it again to shed 70 pounds and to keep it off.

  
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MR.NET1 1/9/2013 12:17AM

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Information Received--Now What?

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Well, I finally made it into the ortho doctor. After waiting for 45 minutes in the waiting room, then talking to the nurse and the P.A. who did the initial assessment, the doctor came in an hour later and looks at my knee. Basically I have fluid on the knee, which is caused by some irritation in the knee. He thinks there is a tear in the cartilage which he could go in and clean up. I did not have to do anything immediately, but he said I will more than likely be back in with it. It will be a matter of time.

He did not put any pressure on me to do something right away. I am just thinking to myself. I could just not do anything and hope it gets better or the other choice is to have it scoped attached to a vacation so I don't miss any work. I am toying with doing it in a month. I don't want to ignore it and be in the middle of the summer and have to have it done. That would be a total bummer. I want to be out riding my bike, swimming with my kids and maybe training with my neighbor to do some other 5k's. If I am hobbling around or in alot of pain I won't be.

I've got the information now it is to make the final decision.

  
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KAREN42BOYS 2/10/2011 11:39AM

    what a mix of disappointing and hopeful news. i hope this gets you back joyriding on your bike this summer.

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RD03875 2/10/2011 11:19AM

    Glad you got an answer. Good luck with your decision.

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ELLENIRENE 2/10/2011 8:06AM

    good luck on your decision.

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BRADOS 2/9/2011 11:24PM

    Don't want to add to the confusion but I had a very similiar things about 5 years ago...one of my knees was very inflamed and the ortho doctor said same thing...fluid buildup, probably a small tear, and gave me some anti-inflammatory and pain medication (Celebrex at the time...shortly after that I think Celebrex was in the news for some not good reason).....he told me the same thing, sometimes it is a short-term thing and it will rub itself smooth again (and stop the irritation), or it could be more significant and that I would know in a few weeks.......in my case, I stopped playing tennis league and a few weeks later my knee was back to normal and I never went back...so go figure...I suppose it just depends on how long you have had this pain and whether it seems to be improving or worsening whether more attention is needed

best of luck with this

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Coming Out of Denial

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Well last week Iwent to the doctor, had the results of the MRI, found out my bones were bruised and had and injection in my knee. The doctor said go exercise like normal do what you normally do. I did go right to the gym and it went ok. I was thinking great!

Well here I am a week later and I was hoping for the best scenario---no pain and that would be the end of that. It is not going that way. My knee is throbbing and I am coming to the realization I will need to make a phone call tomorrow to let him know it did not help and it is very uncomfortable. When I went in he said that even though they could not see a tear in the meniscus that one could be there. I did finally talk to someone that had their knee scoped several years ago and had excellent results so I guess I had better believe for the best, make the call and get on with what needs to be done.

I don't want to just start making sloppy choices and say well I can't do alot of what I would normally do and then just throw in the towel. If that is the one thing that I have learned is I can maintain the loss that I have had if I watch what I am putting in my mouth. I am making the commitment to do that and make the phone call tomorrow.

  
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HDMARTIN88 1/12/2011 4:14PM

    Good luck, I hope they find something that will help your knee!

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KEAMOM1510 1/12/2011 6:35AM

    It just always seems to be something, doesn't it? I hope he has a solution for you. Keep your chin up and try to continue living as healthy as you can.

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ELLENIRENE 1/12/2011 6:24AM

    Hope you find some answers with that knee!

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KAREN42BOYS 1/12/2011 1:08AM

    Good to call the doc. There is a way through this.

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RD03875 1/12/2011 12:09AM

    Good luck with the knee! I hope you can get it fixed.

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Really Struggling Today!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Oh, I could just scream! I did lots of emotional eating today and could not even stop myself until it is time now to go to bed.

My daughter had surgery today so that was tough. She has never went under so we did not know how she would wake up. It was tough she was really anxious and did lots of crying until they gave her some pain medication to put her back to sleep. It was better when she woke up.

Got her home and went to a meeting with my husband because he is thinking about going back to school, which would start in about 2 weeks if he decides to do that. Whatever he decides will be fine. That is one decision I can let go of.

Now tonight my daughter has not kept any pain medication down. The minute I give it to her she throws it right back up. I finally got a pill to stay down and she is sleeping. I will need to be up in 2 hours to give her more meds.

I am running on empty with sleep because I have the crud and I have been up the last three nights coughing my head off! Help--Calgon take me away.

As I write this I am realizing my food choices are due to my sleep pattern or lack of sleep. I will have to cat nap tomorrow.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

  
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SUNNY1432 1/9/2011 4:51PM

    I hope everything went well with your daughter's surgery and that she has been healing fast! Unfortunately stress usually leads me to eating also. I hope life has calmed down for you. emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/5/2011 9:14PM

    Hopefully this will be a temporary stress moment and improve when your daughter feels better and can rest easier. In the meantime, just be nice to YOU.

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DGPIAFFE16 1/5/2011 8:26PM

    I hope your daughter is okay and that you feel better soon!

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HDMARTIN88 1/5/2011 7:30PM

    I hope your daughter is doing ok, it's so stressful when the kids are sick! I had a horrible eating day today, and I definitely didn't have your reasons! But, I do think that my poor eating was related to me only getting 4 hours of sleep last night.

Take care of yourself & your daughter both!

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CATEECHER 1/5/2011 5:31PM

    Take one day at a time and don't beat yourself up for emotional eating one day. You're here and that is a big part of the battle. You'll be back on track before you know it!

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CAITLINKASH 1/5/2011 2:55PM

  worry about your family and getting some very much deserved sleep right now, lady! lucky you have an awesome support group to help you get back on track when everything clams down. take care and good luck!

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KBEAR9963 1/5/2011 11:12AM

    I can definitely relate to your stress. I will keep you and your daughter in my prayers for a speedy recovery for each of you. When you do get something to eat, try to ask yourself if it is a good choice. You need good foods to get your strength back and be able to help your daughter. You will get through this. Just hang tough. You can do it!

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PEGGIET 1/5/2011 10:56AM

    Stress, sleep deprivation and overeating - sounds like they all go hand in hand. Cut yourself some slack while going through all this. Tomorrow is ALWAYS better!!

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RD03875 1/5/2011 10:13AM

    I hope things get batter soon!

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KEAMOM1510 1/5/2011 8:39AM

    Whew, talk about stress. I hope your daughter is resting peacefully. Maybe you should try to rest when she rests. Tomorrow is another day for the weight loss. Right now just try to get through it and take care of your daughter.

Hang in there!!

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XMANDYJANEX 1/5/2011 6:00AM

    be strong things will get better for you all. emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 1/5/2011 5:54AM

    Hopefully, your daughter's pain will subside and things will get better. You'll get through this. Hope you can get some sleep. It's tough, but hang in there--things will get better.

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ROCOCOCO 1/5/2011 2:59AM

    I hope your daughter will get well soon. It must be difficult on you to be waking up all that time without any sleep. Take some rest. Don't worry about your emotional eating now. You can make it up tomorrow and the rest of the week. emoticon. Hope to hear good news about your daughter. emoticon

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SHELLYGON321 1/5/2011 12:52AM

  You can do it!

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