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Sorry For My Absence

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I have been going through a lot lately. I have been having troubles with my heart racing for a few years now, and it keeps progressing as time goes on. I cannot even walk a block without having to stop 10 times to catch my breath. My cardiologist is looking at blood clots or coronary heart disease, but until we are for sure he has told me to rest. Plus I was without a computer for about 4 months, so that did not help me with all the groups I belong too.


I am still trying to watch my weight, but I keep gaining weight, which disheartens me even more.


I hope everyone is well.

  
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LADYJEZEBEL 11/9/2014 7:40PM

    Thank you once again every one. I am trying not to lose hope, but thinking back to when I had made it down to 170 and now I am 292 again is so upsetting. I love walking in nature, but not only my heart but severe pain in my legs has also hindered me.

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FREESIA15 11/9/2014 6:16PM

    Welcome back! Don't get discouraged about your weight gain, just focus on feeling better. emoticon

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LAURENSQUEST 11/1/2014 5:55PM

    Welcome back!
Best wishes the docs find out what is wrong!
Babysteps!
I too have just come back and still getting some medical issues sorted out, but working at it with baby steps!
Hang in there!
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DJ4HEALTH 10/29/2014 11:54PM

    Just remember to also cut back on the food too since you can not exercise until the doctor tells you that it is safe to do so. That might be what is happening with the weight gain, still eating the same amount of calories that you were eating when you were exercising. I found that out when I had to stop for surgery on my knee. Had to cut the calories down to the low 1400.

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MOM2ACAT 10/28/2014 5:07PM

    I get heart palpitations sometimes, and even though mine are not from anything serious, I know how scary they are! Please take care of yourself and rest as the doctor says.

I hope you get some answers soon and it's something easily treatable. emoticon

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LADYJEZEBEL 10/28/2014 4:00PM

    Thank you everyone for kind words. Yup, just doing what I can at the moment. Planning on starting some light yoga

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PLATINUM755 10/28/2014 6:59AM

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Palpitations are scary...I know from experience. While the cardiologist is doing his things, you do what you can ... keep a journal on your stress level and take time to meditate, you decide how long or short the time span is, and just focus on breathing. High stress/anxiety levels can impact your breathing and your heart rate.

emoticon and emoticon wherever possible...eat little better each day, stay hydrated, get your sleep and if you are outdoor walking isn't working check out SP's chair exercises. emoticon

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DANLIN60 10/27/2014 7:40PM

    Come back as soon as you can, we miss you and take care of yourself. God Bless You!

Hugs, Danlin

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/27/2014 5:00PM

    one day at a time make sure to cut back on salt that will help a little hang in there hugs

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LADYJEZEBEL 10/27/2014 2:21PM

    Thanks :)

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TENNISJIM 10/27/2014 6:03AM

    One day at a time.

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BBEAGAN 10/27/2014 5:53AM

    How frustrating for you. I hope the heart stuff gets sorted out quickly...

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Bought A New Tablet

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Since I have been absent for a week or so, I have bought me a new tablet. I got it for $70 off of Amazon. I have a confession to make: I am an Amazon junkie :)


I am really having issues with food addictions lately. I am wanting to start going more vegan. I am not sure that I can give up meat completely, but want to eat more healthier, and I really feel a vegan diet is the better way to go. I just feel some more spiritual changes coming my way.



I am mostly in to raw foods and yoga as an effective plan for me. This includes some meditation added, too.



I have been getting in to dance music as a way to move my hips a lot.

  
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LADYJEZEBEL 11/11/2014 3:08PM

    Glad to see that I am not the only Amazon junkie :)

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 11/10/2014 10:25PM

    I'm an Amazon junkie too, but am just beginning the process of 'weaning' myself away from it, to get it down to a 'reasonable' level.

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TIBURONA 9/17/2013 5:07PM

    My tablet won't charge, but I did enjoy it when it was up. I especially liked the kindle app because I could download library books and read them without squinting - not like my phone.
Sounds like you have a good plan to get back on track. I have stopped logging all my food choices, and have to get back to doing that again, so I have some idea of how I'm doing, again.

Wishing good health and happy times with your new tablet!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/11/2013 8:15AM

    I'm afraid to look at Amazon. As it is, I am addicted to rummage and garage sales and have spent a little bit of money this summer. Now I have to go through and organize everything.

I, too, feel that my life is headed into a more spiritual phase. I have to get back into meditation. I started an "Explore Your Spiritual Journey" class that seems like it will be intense and exactly what I need. They want us to read the Bible and journal every day. So, I'm working on that habit right now. I find it easy to take a motivational quote from SP and write on that.

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LADYJEZEBEL 9/11/2013 1:59AM

    @batchick, I got a Dragon Tough 4.0 Google Android tablet.


@alljustice, LOL yes it is

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/11/2013 12:21AM

    I like dance music and moving the entire body to the beat. I bought a coin belt from a belly dance studio to add more weight and jingle!

Remember your water too!

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LALMEIDA 9/10/2013 10:19PM

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ALLJUSTICE 9/10/2013 1:01PM

    I'm an amazon junkie too! Isn't it great?

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BOLEBRON 9/9/2013 10:01PM

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BATCHICK 9/9/2013 1:11PM

    what kind of tablet did you get?

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/9/2013 9:05AM

    you are doing great. emoticon emoticon

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EMPRESSAMQ 9/9/2013 3:15AM

    Congratulations on getting a new tablet. Best of luck in whatever way of eating you choose to follow. emoticon

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ALICIA214 9/9/2013 12:45AM

 


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JIBBIE49 9/9/2013 12:30AM

    Great.

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SUSANBEAMON 9/9/2013 12:22AM

  you don't have to go vegetarian to eat healthier. just cut back on meat. don't have it for one meal a day or one or two days a week. it's not hard to do, since there are many other sources of protein, like beans or nuts.

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BOPPY_ 9/9/2013 12:02AM

    You can go a long way to improve tour nutrition by first increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat, before (if you'll excuse the expression ;-)) going "whole hog" on vegan. emoticon

Just as you are now dependent on what you've been eating; if you gradually change to increased fruits and vegetables, you will eventually become dependent (and in this case it's a good thing) on eating fruits (fresh, dried), and vegetables (fresh, frozen).

Just a thought .. I know you can figure it out ...

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Emotions Lately

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I have kind of slipped off the bandwagon, but still ended up losing 12 lbs :)


The problem is that despite the weight loss I am eating all the wrong foods. I eat when I am emotional. I have had a rough year, having the man I loved walk out on me last October. The relationship had been rocky from the very beginning. When he left, he went to Canada and did not have proper paperwork and is facing deportation. I had so many questions about things, and I wake up with the reality that he is gone, and I am heartbroken. I broke up with guys before, but this one was different.


But I know that I cannot let myself end up in an early grave. I just need support and encouragement.

  
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SHOOPETTE 8/20/2013 2:50AM

    Hang in there, life ain't smooth sailing but it's the way we handle the storm that matters!

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GOSPELCLOWN 8/18/2013 1:04PM

    I can almost feel your heartbreak. Surround yourself with happy photos (but not of him), eat well, sleep as well as you are able. Give yourself time to get your balance back.

Have you tried writing down your anger and frustration. Don't hold it in. Purge those negative feelings.

We are out here for you!

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ANDI571 8/15/2013 3:13PM

    My daughter went through a terrible breakup a few years ago. She thought her world had ended and went through some very tough times. She even went to a therapist for a bit to get back on track. She is now engaged and planning her wedding. Let yourself grieve and then move on. We never know what's on the other side.

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RENIESSPARKIN 8/15/2013 2:52PM

    Another is to marry a guy who can eat and drink everything, fattening or not, and never gain a pound. Then you retain your baby fat after the baby is born. Just doesn't make for a fun time in Whosville.

I hope you will be able to gain your self-worth. There's a great guy out there, just waiting to find you and feel danged glad to have a gal as precious as you.

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RENIESSPARKIN 8/15/2013 2:18PM

    Hang in there, girlfriend, and find the person you plan on being. That's what is important.

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Hugs,
Renie

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BARCLE 8/14/2013 9:45PM

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K1TT3N 8/14/2013 12:34AM

    HUgs we are all here for you .. awesome on the weigh loss

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SADIEMAE32 8/13/2013 12:10PM

    I joined SP after a heart wrenching breakup myself. But I only really started using it since I have healed from it. Now, I am doing things I was never able to do with him-- including making time for myself to workout and eating healthier instead of eating junk with him all the time.

It takes time to get to this place, I know. But try to focus on all you can do now! Everything that you can do for yourself that makes you happy-- what you weren't doing with him.

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LADYJEZEBEL 8/13/2013 1:27AM

    You know how to make me smile. Thanks everyone :)




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FLORIDASUN 8/12/2013 9:19AM

    Hugs and good thoughts are winging their way to you! Men are basically NOT nice. Be good to yourself...you'll NEVER let yourself down if you know your value...believe in your value! You were put here on this earth to be happy! emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 8/11/2013 10:20PM

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PLATINUM755 8/11/2013 8:50PM

    We're here! We're here! We're here! Give us shout out whenever you need to! emoticon emoticon

emoticon on the weight loss...Keep working it!



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DANLIN60 8/11/2013 7:40PM

    LADYJEZEBEL, we are always here for you, don't forget that. Feel free to talk to us when ever you want. We are your Spark friends and will be forever. Stay strong and things will work out for the best. There is someone else out there waiting to meet you that is so much better and it will happen and you will be happy. Continue to concentrate on losing weight and doing all the things you want to do and start to enjoy life LADYJEZEBEL!!
Hugs
Danlin

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/11/2013 9:34AM

    It happens to us all. now I the time to treat yourself right. Remember the things you used to love doing. Bubble baths, reading , walks. ,your favorite tv shows. Now is the time for you. You are special ,you will find another with time. Heal and love yourself hugs

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PATTYKLAVER 8/11/2013 9:02AM

    I've been there, done that. You will survive - you have all of us to talk to to get through it. I learned that I have to stay busy when I feel like that: clean, walk, visit others, volunteer, whatever! Sending prayers and best wishes your way.

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CLAIRESGG 8/11/2013 6:33AM

    Been there done that! You will survive and be a stronger person. Take care of yourself. He isn't worth the tears or thoughts.

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JANTWO 8/11/2013 5:24AM

    I ate a lot of carbs and it made me feel yucky.

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JAYDEE1211 8/11/2013 5:23AM

    Life is full of ups and downs. Congratulations on loosing weight and commiserations of breaking up with your guy. Hang in there. This too shall pass. emoticon

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Will Be 43 Tuesday

Monday, July 01, 2013

I cannot believe my birthday is here already. But it is and I will be 43. Someone told me the other day that I am still young. My mind agree but my body does not. With all of my health problems it is hard to feel young. I hate hearing from people when I am walking around with my rollator and they ask what is wrong with me. I know they mean well, but how many times should I have to repeat it?


Do not get me wrong I love my birthday every year, and I do enjoy being alive.

  
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3016DEBRA 7/11/2013 12:38PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon Even if I'm a few days late!

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WRWW13 7/3/2013 2:24PM

    Hope U had an awesome birthday!!!!! I am so with you on the body wearing out thing. Hang in there Sweetie. Huggsss!!!!

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LADYJEZEBEL 7/3/2013 2:10AM

    Thanks everyone. LivelyGirl. a rollator is a walker on wheels with a seat

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LOSINGLINNDY 7/3/2013 1:54AM

    emoticon AND MANY MORE!

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Happy Birthday. I hope you have many more that are happy and healthy!

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Wishing you a Happy Birthday filled with many Blessings!!



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FRAN0426 7/1/2013 11:05PM

    emoticon tomorrow---enjoy your special dsy

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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/1/2013 9:35PM

    Some people choose to not talk about their medical conditions frequently, while others prefer to be asked to help raise awareness of their diagnoses (I'm one of these people). It is up to each of us to decide how much we're willing to talk about. If someone asks, just say you prefer to not talk about it but you appreciate their concern.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday and will celebrate who you are and all you've accomplished.

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3016DEBRA 7/1/2013 7:00PM

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    emoticon Happy Birthday!

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Its hard when your mind and body don't match up, but you are still young! Celebrate the positives, and hopedfully the negatives will start to improve. Enjoy your day!

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/1/2013 1:08PM

  Happy Birthday !!! I don't know what a rollator is....

If you consider what you can do and what is right, you will encourage yourself. I know it doesn't seem fair to have this stuff at our age. It's fairly young.

I think about that verse.... about even the youth weary and get worn out. He shal renew your strength.

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NEWFLABULESS 7/1/2013 11:43AM

    Happy Birthday - even though it's a day early. Try to concentrate on all of the positives in your life and the negatives will seem so irrelevant.

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PDSLIM 7/1/2013 10:01AM

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JANET552 7/1/2013 9:19AM

    emoticon I hope your day is filled with all the things you love!

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2BMYOWN 7/1/2013 8:23AM

    I hope your birthday is happy. You are around the same age as my two kids! I would love to be 43 again! (sigh) I know it is aggravating when people constantly ask you about this, that, or whatever is 'different' about you. They are just curious, mostly, I guess, altho some of them can be pretty tactless. I am glad that you realize that they probably don't mean to be unkind. But enjoy your special day in whatever way will make you happy!

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DCC_85 7/1/2013 8:01AM

    Happy Birthday.

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MAGGIEVAN 7/1/2013 6:33AM

    Happy birthday and many healthy one's after this one.

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    Happy Birthday

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It Has Been A Few Days

Friday, June 14, 2013

Well, I have been to my doctor and I have not lost any weight, but the good news is I did not gain either. So I guess that is something positive.



I have been busy trying to catch on things that got severely behind when I had no computer for four months.



Wanted to stop in and say hello. My neuropathy has been acting up in my arm which causes some pain.

  
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WOLFSPIRITMOM 6/19/2013 9:13AM

    Yes, that is a positive thing. But time to change it up and just get a little more active in whatever you do.

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LALMEIDA 6/17/2013 11:21AM

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CHRIMSONFYRE 6/17/2013 10:25AM

    Hello, that's great you haven't gained, time to up the exercise or lower to calories so it starts dropping again :)

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LIFE-FAITH 6/17/2013 9:31AM

    emoticon take care of you!

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ALEXSGIRL1 6/14/2013 8:07PM

    good job with not gaining and I hope your arm is better soon

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PLATINUM755 6/14/2013 4:30PM

    Good to hear from you and your success...and maintaining does show success in the lessons learned so far. emoticon emoticon

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FEDGIRL4 6/14/2013 2:34PM

    Hello.

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VONBLACKBIRD 6/14/2013 12:41PM

    emoticon Good you haven't gained. now lets get started and lose some!!!

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