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A New Day

Monday, January 07, 2013

I've had a couple of better days pain wise and it has really helped my attitude. I'm not there yet by a long shot but it's so much better than it was.

That's the thing with RA. It flares and goes. You never know from one day to the next if you will be able to do something.

But today is a good day and I'll take it!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/8/2013 12:10AM

    Glad you are having a good day!! You take what you can get.......


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LISALOSING52 1/7/2013 5:37PM

    I'm glad you're having a better day. we have to take 'em when we get 'em, that's for sure. I hope you've enjoyed your day.

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_LINDA 1/7/2013 2:55PM

    So sad, so true! Got to make the most of your good days, enjoy!

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SEATTLE58 1/7/2013 1:07PM

    I'm so happy you're having a good day with your RA! To tell you the truth, I'm crying right now with my pain today. I just had to tell another RA victim, because they understand like noone else can! Let's hope that we can have more better days than not.

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I made it through...

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Another day in RA hell. I had no idea the pain could be so bad. When I was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago it was painful, but nothing like now. It takes my breath sometimes it is so severe. It is so frustrating to not be able to do what you want to do because of pain.

If you pray, please pray for me. I need a break from this pain. It's all I can think about and I haven't had a good night's sleep in 2 months.

Sorry for the whine. I try to be positive but tonight I needed to let out my frustration with this ridiculous disease.

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_LINDA 1/7/2013 2:59PM

    Two months is horrible, your Dr. is not looking after you properly if its been left that long -they should have given you adequate pain meds, tried new ones or upped your current RA ones. You need very agressive care so the disease doesn't spiral out of control and start the bad changes to your joints. The pain is bad, but suffering the damages is even worse. Be proactive and get after your Dr. for help.
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CM_GARDNER78 1/4/2013 8:01AM

    I will pray! I'm sorry that you are going through so much pain! I hope you find something that helps it to subside..... :-(


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SEATTLE58 1/3/2013 10:50PM

    Oh Kimmy, I'm so sorry that you've had so much pain today and for really, all the past days, for that matter! Us RA people have to go through so much pain and agony every day it seems. It's called chronic pain and I hate it like the plague! I'm hoping that my Enbrel will start kicking in any day now! I have the redness at the injection site now, so that's proof that it's in me now for 4 injections in 4 weeks. Those 4 weeks of injections cost us $2500, so it better start working! Maybe you need to get your meds. changed up again?! We all know what flare-ups are, so maybe that's all that it is and it will pass on by real soon for you! There's nothing like those that have the same thing to know kind've of what each is going through. So sweetie, hang in there and I'm hoping that your pain will subside soon! When I get that bad too, I take a good, long soak in the tub! Ya!!!! emoticon go to you and alot of them too!


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2013: Keeping up the fight

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I never left Sparkpeople this time. I logged in a lot but I wasn't very active past that. I had lost my motivation and I was going through a lot with my RA so I just didn't have it in me.

I'm ready to pick up the fight again and keep going. I didn't slip too much and managed to only gain back 7 pounds. I will get it back off and keep going.

Welcome to 2013. Keep up the fight!

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LISALOSING52 1/3/2013 8:10PM

    It's great that you havent' given up the fight. Welcome back and let's keep pushing.

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CYALE76 1/3/2013 2:26PM

    Good to hear from you, Im sorry your RA has been acting up I hope you can get some relief from it. emoticon

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SEATTLE58 1/2/2013 11:14PM

    Good for you at coming back! That's the very best thing that we can do! You're not giving up! Yay! We can start again as many times as it takes to get to our goals! So sorry about your RA not being so kind to you! Oh, how I've been there so much too! I'm on my 4th injection of Enbrel and it hasn't kicked in yet. I'm sure looking forward to that one day when I notice a difference. The bee-sting injections aren't any fun, that's for sure, so it better start working soon! Good luck to you Buddy, at making 2013 your best year yet in the health dept.!

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LINDAK25 1/2/2013 3:55PM

    It's a new year, let's keep on going!

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_LINDA 1/2/2013 1:36PM

    emoticon back Kimmy, nice to see you again. 7lb is not that bad. So sorry to hear you have been suffering so much :(( Keep on those Dr.'s to give you treatments until something works.
May 2013 be your year to shine!
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June 2012 Goals

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Let's start off with how I did on my May goals. I surpassed all of them. I was really proud of how well I did.

May Goals

emoticon1. Do 60 minutes of cardio 5 days a week - Actually, I'm doing 6 days of cardio now

emoticon2. Strength train up from 3 days a week to 4. I am doing 5 strength training workouts a week.

emoticon Eat clean (meaning no processed foods) at least 1 meal every day. - Breakfast every day was clean. Most of the time lunch was too. Supper is the hardest meal for me to eat cleanly due to cooking for my family. But I'm working up to it.

For June, I'm taking the focus a bit more personal in one area.

1. I will stop biting my fingernails
This is the personal improvement one not related to weight loss. I have done it all my life and I feel like if I'm improving in so many other areas that I can finally conquer this one. I have bought nail strengthener that I put on every day, and a few little nail "treats. I have successfully not bitten my nails for week.

2. I will get off this STINKIN' weight plateau.
I have been the same weight for 3 weeks and it's driving me NUTS!!!

3. I will lose 5 more pounds this month to get to 40 pounds lost.

4. I will spend 1 hour per day doing something for myself.
I have been very busy doing a lot of things for other people and have not had "me" time lately. I will take one hour a day just for me.

5. I will earn 1000 Fitness Sparkpoints this month.

What are your June Goals???

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KIRSTIE31 6/20/2012 4:10PM

    Great job with May Goals...My goal has been this contest at win win! Tomorrow is weigh in. Pray for me! I am doing well with my food and exercise so hopefully it is good news and great strides towards my ultimate goal. Have fun with the family this week! emoticon

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1DRWOMAN 6/11/2012 5:10AM

    Hey Sassypants....Congratulations on a kick booty May! I know you will accomplish all you set out to in June. Can I recommend up-ing your protein levels to the high end of your boundaries (even over them) until you bust through your plateau...and no carbs after 2 pm...these two things have helped me a lot!!!!! Just a suggestion!

I use to be a nail-biter too...I still am when in a bad headspace and stressed, but for the most part I get compliments on my nails now. :) It happened after my Opa passed away. He was always upset with me because I bit them..he offered me trips to Aussie and thousands of dollars to stop when I was like 12 and I still didn't do it!!! HE STRESSED ME OUT! When he wasn't able to do that to me, I stopped biting my nails!! weird huh?

I started a new 100 days for myself personally today...B-day celebrations are basically over and I need to get back to REAL eating again! :) When I am "on" and I am REALLY on...but when I am off (even though it's only like 1 x a year) It's REALLY off...yikes! LOL

Love ya babe!
Have a killer June!

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AAEEFDCA 6/6/2012 7:38AM

    Keep up the good work you're doing great emoticon

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KIMMYWIZZIE1 6/5/2012 8:49PM

    Thanks for all the comments. Actually Linda, I do splits so I never work the same muscle group twice except for legs and there are 3 days in between my leg workouts. The workout I use came from so I feel like it's pretty safe and effective.

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_LINDA 6/4/2012 10:56PM

    Well done for a great May Kimmie! Being able to stop a long time habit like nail biting is just awesome, now that is what I call will power!!
Its great that you are strength training, but may I say, five days a week is just too much. At best it should be three days, with always a rest day in between. If you are doing it properly, that is working your muscles to the point of fatigue each time, then they need a rest and recovery period to heal properly and grow back stronger. Straining them to the point of discomfort means you have torn microscopic muscle fibers. These need some time to heal and come back. Sometimes a plateau results from overdoing it. As long as you are staying in your calorie range, you should be okay. Only careful and accurate tracking of everything you eat and making sure your fitness tracker reflects how much cardio you are doing in a week -very important as it affects your calorie range if you are going too low, you would be hurting your cause..
Good luck with it all, sounds like you are really rocking your program!!
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    emoticon on the successful May!
I need to re-evaluate my goals, and set some new standards for myself.
You are doing great!
Thanks for the reminder that goal setting IS important!

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    Great goals! Very well thought out. You've inspired me to write down my goals.

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LINDAK25 6/3/2012 2:08PM

    Okay, now I'm intimidated. I've only been doing this for 3 1/2 weeks, so I'm still doing baby steps. But this is a good reminder to continue setting those goals and make sure to challenge yourself. My goals are similar in that aspect and they are well defined. It may be a while before I do cardio for an hour. Of course, since I walk 6x a week for 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes for warm up and cool down, it would only be adding another 20 minutes, right?

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SEATTLE58 6/3/2012 1:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm going to sit down and make up my June goals today. I know that I'll be upping my exercise and will keep within my nut. tracker suggestions and try to keep within the minimums more. Etc, Etc!! emoticon and I can too!

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    Congratulations on surpassing your May goals. I am sure you will surpass your June ones too. I wish you luck. I have also written a blog about my June goals which I will work hard to surpass. You are welcome to check out my blog on my sparkpage. Unfortunately I do not know how to put in the link but you can still access my page. Wishing you all the best with everything including your new home.

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DEDICATED2HIM 6/3/2012 3:11AM

    hi Kimmie,
I was just realizing that I haven't set any goals lately. There is a saying, "If you aim at nothing, you will surely attain it." Thanks for the inspiration.

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Confession and Big WOO HOO!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The past two weeks I have been struggling with the scale not moving despite tracking all my food, drinking all my water and working out in BEAST mode. Coach Krystie thinks I'm not eating enough calories and since I have been guilty of that before, and she's right.

The truth is I'm scared of eating too much so I err on the side of caution and end up eating less than I should. I have this fear of food I guess. When I was 16 I was anorexic ( Can't tell it now I know. LOL!) I would go for 3 or 4 days and eat NOTHING then I would eat some Weight Watcher meal and starve myself for 3 or 4 more days. I want to stress that I know that was the WRONG WRONG way to lose weight and I have never tried that again since I got very ill from doing it. But, I still have the tendency when losing weight to forgo food rather than look for healthy options.

I am working on this with the help of my tracker. I look to balance my macronutrients every day. I make sure I meet all of my requirements every day for carbs, fats, and proteins. However, I'm always at the low side of that range. As hard as I'm working out I need to eat more. Because of my weight training I'm going up on protein and have done well getting that number up. I don't want to ruin all the hard weight training I have done to try to gain muscle so I know I must eat more. Even though it seems counterintuitive, in the end it's absolutely true. My mind knows this, it's my heart and my fear of gaining that needs convincing. Soo.. that's my confession.

And my WOOHOO. I'm down .5 this morning. Nothing big but the scale moved. Also I fit into a size 16 dress today that was given to me. I nearly cried to be in a normal size that you could buy in a regular store. It was a big day for me.

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CKENSINGTON 5/31/2012 8:09PM

    Super great!!!

I understand on the erring low. need to feed your body! Check out She is great. I have not lost weight on ANY program but with hers, it just starts falling off. and meals are filling and SOOO GOOD! I have had to learn to touch raw chicken however. Eek. But I can do it now...I just think of it as a biology lab and separate it from eating.

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DEDICATED2HIM 5/31/2012 10:20AM

    YAY Kimmie!!!
congratulations! I need to get the nerve up to weigh myself too...who knows maybe I"ve lost some??

I tend to eat too little too...some old habits die hard, don't they?
Good luck on the next leg of your journey. emoticon

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JUDITHWITHROW 5/31/2012 7:57AM

    Absolutely fabulous results getting into that size 16!

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DROPOFHONEY 5/31/2012 7:01AM

    WTG on a size 16!!! Wohoooooo emoticon

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 5/30/2012 10:21PM

    Hurray on the dress fitting you! Size 16!! WOOHOOO!!! Not far behind you now. :)

Glad you have figured out the issue and now you know what to do and are working to correct it, the weight will melt like butter on a hot day. ;)

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COACHKRYSTIE 5/30/2012 7:27PM

    WOO HOO!!

This Coach Krystie sounds very smart!!

You can do this Kim!


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SEATTLE58 5/30/2012 6:53PM

    WooHoo for you is soooo right! Good job, Kimmy! I've gotten down to a size 16 reg. skirt and I could hardly take it in! Really I thought?! Yes!! That's encouragement to me and your size 16 dress is so encouraging to you! WooHoo to us! And we know we will continue to fight this off! emoticon emoticon

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    Probably been building muscle! I'm so glad for you that the scale moved! Excited for you to be in a sixteen now as well! Yay, teammate~!! You go girl!

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