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lacking calcium...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I had a bone density scan yesterday which revealed that I'm right on the cusp of having osteoporosis. I am not even 40 yet, but my mom was diagnosed with osteoporosis too just a few years ago. It is scary to find out that my bone density is way worse than it should be. I spoke with my doctor today and I know some diet and exercise tweaks that need to be made. And I have been taking 1,200mg of calcium citrate with vitamin D for years now. I can work on some things and hopefully by this time next year, my bones will be stronger. This is a new goal that I am setting for myself as part of my Spark journey. I can do better!

  
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1BEACHWALKER 7/3/2013 1:50AM

    Wow, just think if you hadn't been taking the Calcium already, you may have gotten Osteoporosis! I am sure you can get there!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MADAMES 6/29/2013 8:13PM

    emoticon This is treatable! emoticon

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MPETERSON2311 6/26/2013 5:01PM

    im glad you got the data you needed to fix things, good luck!

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2HAMSDIET 6/26/2013 8:45AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Just make up your minds and it will be so! I tell myself that I love doing this for my bones and for me. ( I really don't love it but now I feel like my day isn't complete with out it.) emoticon

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GRAMMY_22 6/26/2013 5:57AM

    My mom has it really bad too. She was younger than I am now when she first got diagnosed. Sometimes it's really hard to get in all the calcium that I need since I have to be really careful due to kidney stones. Every time I up my calcium usage, I get calcium stones. Good luck with your journey!

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TCANNO 6/26/2013 5:44AM

    My sister suffers from this and was given some tabs and they gave her heart burn. they are looking into giving her something else.

Good luck, I hope it works.

I have read on here that ST helps to strengthen the bones, so you might like to look into that


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DATPANNA 6/26/2013 5:37AM

    Good luck! I'm really sorry to hear that. I logged on just to send you a little message, and I came across this. GET THOSE BONES TOUGH!

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/26/2013 5:32AM

    there are a lot of articles here how you can improve your condition, with (surprise) diet and exercise. go for green and white!

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thankful to be here in the U.S. where anyone can make a difference

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I was going to blog about something else tonight, but I was on the edge of my seat tonight watching the fillibuster in the Texas legislature. I am pro choice. Personally, I wouldn't terminate a pregnancy. But I believe each and every instance of pregnancy is unique to that person's situation, so I believe in a woman's right to choose. I watched Wendy Davis fillibuster tonight and am inspired that one person can make a difference. I am inspired that in this country we have freedom of speech. What Wendy did tonight, many millions of women in other parts of the world could not do. And many millions of women would not do what Wendy did tonight to stand up for women's health rights. I know lots of people are pro life, and I sincerely respect that point of view. I am just thinking tonight about how lucky I am to live in the United States of America. Where one person can make a difference. I know the debate will continue, but I'm glad I stayed up late to watch one woman stand up for women's health rights. And hopefully people reading this blog will recognize my sentiment here. I am grateful to be a woman in America. Where anyone can make a difference, should they choose to do so.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 7/3/2013 1:47AM

    I'm not familiar with the Wendy Davis situation. But, you are right we live in a great country! For the most part anyway, there are always things they can improve on of course. Personally, I don't believe in abortion due to religious reasons, but I respect others on their choices no matter what they chose to do. It is not for me to tell them they can't or shouldn't. emoticon

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SAMI199 6/27/2013 7:04AM

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MPETERSON2311 6/26/2013 5:01PM

    Amen.

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2HAMSDIET 6/26/2013 8:42AM

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MYJOYNOW45EST 6/26/2013 6:31AM

    Amen, sister!! Our country is a miracle and a gift from God... not to be taken for granted either. Thanks, JOY emoticon

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robbed!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I am feeling so bad. We went on vacation and left a friend in our house to house sit. My husband's friend of 30+ years was housesitting and he had a new girl over to our house, even though we said absolutely no one else could come in the house. When we got home he was nowhere in sight and we were missing a few thousand dollars in cash, jewelry, and a rare coin collection. I also had percocet and ambien stolen. We're not sure what all happened but the family friend did admit that he broke into my mother in law's locked bedroom to steal money she had in her savings jar. The whole house was a mess and we are also missing a set of house/car keys too. We filed a police report for grand theft but the officer gave us little hope that they'd be able to bring a case and prosecute it. I feel completely violated and am missing some smaller personal items too. The family friend blamed everything on his one night stand, that yes, he slept with in our bed. He only knows this woman's first name and I don't know why that should surprise me given his absolutely poor judgement and behavior. All this and my mother in law had a heart shaped locket stolen with her husband's ashes inside it. Who would be so greedy to do that to an old woman. I just can't wrap my head around all of this. And my husband has lost a friend as well. I just want all of this to go away. I have been dealing with the bank and credit bureaus because all of our checkbooks were stolen too. I want life to get back to normal again...

  
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SUSHENO 6/12/2013 9:20PM

    emoticon no one can be trusted nowadays.

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CAROLIAN 6/12/2013 4:57PM

    emoticon Poor you I hope you get sorted soon xxx emoticon

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MPETERSON2311 6/11/2013 8:00PM

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TXGRANDMA 6/11/2013 9:32AM

    Oh my goodness! That is awful! I saw your comment on Beachwalker's page and had to see what had happened. I can see why you are having trouble wrapping your head around that! Your husband's friend showed SUCH POOR Judgement, it is unbelievable. Was he involved? I tend to think so.

Remember that we are all here for you, and though your things may never be recovered, remember they are just things, with the exception of the locket with the ashes in it. So sad and tragic. I will say some prayers for you and your family and wish you only the best from here on out! emoticon emoticon


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JANEMARIE77 6/11/2013 7:43AM

    I am so sorry for you words don't come hugs

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SAMI199 6/11/2013 6:36AM

    I am so sorry.Michelle.

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FISHER011 6/11/2013 4:48AM

    my thoughts & prayers are with you.

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COLLEENROSTE 6/11/2013 2:15AM

    This must be such a trying time for you. I am glad that you took the time to post your experience- a good reminder for everyone who will be vacationing this summer to know and trust their housesitter. But also to know that you are not alone. Even though miles separate the spark community, you have a band of people around you to support you, and encourage you, and offer a listening ear --just wish that I lived close enough to help you with the physical clean up. Praying that the thief will be brought to justice, your priceless memories returned to you and a sense of peace will fill your heart so you can rest and not be afraid in your own home,. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 6/11/2013 1:21AM

    I saw this title on the blog huddle at the Motivators team and wanted to see what happened. So sorry! That had to be awful and to have a friend involved. Kind of destroys your trust in people! Hope you get things resolved quickly and feel better soon.

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EVASTANKIEWICZ 6/11/2013 1:12AM

    I am so sorry that you have to go thru something like this. And I can't believe that your husbands friend would do something like that. What kind of a person would do something like that to a friend? I hope that he has another one night stand and that she steals the things he holds most dear to his heart. It would serve him right. But seriously, I hope the police can find some way of getting your belongings back to you and that you never again have to be bothered my something this horrible again. emoticon

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ALICIA214 6/11/2013 12:44AM

 

I do hope you get resolution for that nasty mess...some people have no shame or
conscience. ...how sad that a friend should be involved. I hope you have had new keys cut.

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JESSICA_STULTZ 6/11/2013 12:44AM

    That is extremely saddening. You would think after being friends for that long he'd be trustworthy enough to leave at your home. I hope that you are able to recover most of your belongings and this person has to pay for his and her crimes. If he doesn't know this woman's last name.. I think he should have to pay for it all. After all, you trusted his home and he let in someone he barely knew.. and you guys didn't know at all.

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GINA180847 6/11/2013 12:21AM

    What a violation of your trust. What really gets me is how many stories like this I have heard. How sad!

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I'm getting glaucoma

Friday, May 10, 2013

So yesterday I spent the day freaking out and crying. After 6 years of being watched for glaucoma my doctor finally said testing revealed I had some vision loss in my left eye. I am definitely developing glaucoma despite having no risk factors, no family history, etc. Glaucoma is caused by increased pressure inside the eye which damages the optic nerve. The doctor said there is nothing I could have done to prevent it - it is genetic. Yet I am the first person on both sides of my family going back 4 generations to develop any form of eye disease. And I'm only in my 30's. I already have a number of other health conditions, so adding another one really makes me sad. Why me? I kept thinking this all day yesterday. Today I am not crying anymore. I am fortunate to have caught this early and I am lucky to have a great doctor. My healthcare costs will increase because I need lifetime treatment and I will need to see the eye doctor now every three months. But I can handle all of this. I will likely lose more vision the doctor said, but I have decided to live life to the fullest and see everything I can while I can. I am going to take care of my eyes, eat healthy, exercise, and avoid caffeine. I will manage my stress and space out drinking fluids throughout the day because drinking too much quickly elevates your internal eye pressure.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 5/25/2013 9:41PM

    So sorry to hear this Michelle. I have had some eye problems myself and it is a stressful thing to go through. I came by from the Motivators team to wish you a good vacation and saw your blog title. Hang in there and you do have a good attitude, it will help you get through it. Take care.

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LOVELEMON1 5/22/2013 5:17PM

    I don't think there is anything to say that could truly understand how you feel. Sorry to hear you are going through this.

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SHARON10002 5/11/2013 11:58PM

    Stay positive, and believe that this will not affect you as much as you are thinking it might. Our mind is a powerful tool! I know you will not let this affect you, and things will work out. . .
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MPETERSON2311 5/11/2013 12:30PM

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CAROLIAN 5/11/2013 5:41AM

    emoticon Praying for you xxx

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COLLEENROSTE 5/11/2013 2:13AM

    so sorry that you ar facing this new challenge- but you seem to be approaching it head on - with a lot of determination and grace to boot. Hang in there

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1966SUNSHINE 5/11/2013 12:25AM

    Hey Michelle,
I'll be praying for you. My Mom has both kinds of glaucoma and I'm quite familiar with al of that. I know this is another thing in your plate but you are a strong woman! Take each day one at a time and know that you have lots of support here. I'm glad to hear you have a good doctor. I myself had to have an Iridotomy laser surgery because my own pressures are bad and I'll eventually get glaucoma just like my Mom. The eye surgeon was great and explained everything and that makes a big difference. Email me anytime and I'll be here for you!

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HEALTHYNCGAL 5/10/2013 11:37PM

    I'm sorry. It sounds like you have a very positive attitude...I honestly think that makes a big difference.

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difficult day

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Yesterday was a very difficult day for me. I didn't eat much food, but what I did eat was not healthy for me. I felt tremendously guilty. I have gained back 3 pounds based on weighing in on my weigh in day. I have not been focusing well lately either. I was really worried that I was losing the spark, especially since my once iron willpower seems to be waning.

Today I started the day on a healthy note. I ate a decent breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I took all of my supplements. I got out in my garden and enjoyed the sun. I cleaned the house and got five loads of laundry done. I have a renewed spirit and I am resetting my weight loss plans. I can and will do better.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 5/5/2013 12:13AM

    If you were to just up and quit, then you should feel bad about yourself, but you didn't! We all have days or weeks like that...believe me! I was just on vacation and didn't do so well with my eating, but I knew I was going to allow myself to do that off and on, but I didn't gain, since I kept up the exercise and actually increased it more than before! Lifestyle changes take awhile and losing weight isn't easy...so don't lose heart...you will get there! Just never give up and Keep sparking, because this website, teams, and friends are what have kept me going for 33 months! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EAGLES_WINGS 4/22/2013 1:41PM

    I hope that you feel better and are able to overcome. I am learning to lean on Jesus to help me through though sometimes I truly falter as well. We can do it. Put on a new mind and start the day brand new!

Love, Karen
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1966SUNSHINE 4/20/2013 3:18PM

    You can do it Michelle! Each day is a fresh start and there will always be those times where we feel we haven't done our best. I had one of those days yesterday. Hold on to your spark and determination and I'll be behind you all the way!!

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2HAMSDIET 4/20/2013 12:35PM

    Life has it's ups and downs. I think the stress of the world the last few days has been hard on everyone. Or maybe some spring cleaning in your cabinets. The local food bank would love to have some of those foods that calls to you. Don't feel guilty as that never get you any where just try to figure out the why and ways to change the out come. Some times when I look back at my logs I can see that I was just hungry. Trust yourself. I have days where I eat more then 3/4 of my calories by lunch.. Don't give up you will find the path that is right for you. emoticon

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KAT321123 4/20/2013 9:40AM

    No journey is going to be perfect and, luckily, every day is a new day with new lessons. Kudos to you for getting back on track. You can do this =)

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JANEMARIE77 4/20/2013 8:36AM

    you are doing it you didn't stop or give up be very proud of yourself you are strong change a few thing around to add new spark is a great way to re motivate
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