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Just do it

Thursday, July 05, 2012

My body is still recovering from living in the sweltering heat with no power. Heat and MS do not play well together. My fatigue from not sleeping because of the heat and the pain it caused me is pretty bad. I think it's going to take me a little while before I feel like myself again. I really DID NOT feel like working out today. But I talked myself into it. I told myself it's only 30 minutes. I'd feel so much better after I was finished. I made a plan/promise for the Rock It challenge that I really WANT to accomplish. So down I went. Not only did I get it done, I did 2 miles. Not just 1-1/2 miles, 2 WHOLE MILES! In 30 minutes! And you know what? It didn't kill me and I feel great! I will be back in 5K shape in no time.

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PHOXYM 7/5/2012 4:24PM

    Very inspiring! Way to go for taking the challenge seriously and I can imagine how great you feel!!

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SEXYSLIM78 7/5/2012 3:58PM

    emoticon emoticonIm emoticonyou on!!!!

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    WOOHOOOO!!!! for me, just getting started is the challenge, too.

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Sometimes life is cruel

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Our power came back on yesterday after almost 4 long, sweltering days. Shortly thereafter, our air conditioner broke. It was another sleepless night in this house. Repairman can't get out until sometime today. When it rains it pours. At least we had power for LOTS of fans, but I miss my bed. The upstairs has been inhabitable. I did my official weigh-in for the Rock It challenge and I was surprised to only be up 3 pounds from the misadventures of roughing it and being miserable. I'm sure most of that is just water weight from being HOT and swollen. I'm back to eating right (got lots of fruit at the store last night and SQUASH!!) and getting in my PLANNED exercise which today will be done in the nice, cool basement.

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FENWAYGIRL18 7/3/2012 2:42PM

    glad your cool again!

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LALALEELOU1354 7/3/2012 11:49AM

    The repairman is my hero today. We are now working on cooling off the house. We had a faulty (nearly antique) thermostat. Thank goodness for the service contract we have; it cost us nothing! I'm looking forward to feeling like a human and sleeping in my bed tonight.

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FENWAYGIRL18 7/3/2012 11:24AM

    you should call your insurance company and tell them the power surge broke your ac, u know it's probably what happened... if you have central air that could be costly to fix... and that's covered in your home owners....
i know we lost our electricity saturday and omg in the heat it was horrid!!!
Good luck to you!

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GODDREAMDIVA1 7/3/2012 8:32AM

    Hang on in the...

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You don't know what you have until it's gone

Monday, July 02, 2012

So thanks to the strong storm that came up the coast, we lost power Friday night along with nearly 1 million other people in our area. It takes a LONG TIME to get that many people back up and running. I feel lucky that ours is back up today. There are still hundreds of thousands out. BUT these last few days with no AC with temperatures 100 or higher have been AWFUL. We didn't have AC when I was little (same area, same house). How did we do it?? I honestly don't remember ever being so miserable. Was it ever that hot? It had to be. But along with the no AC, we also had no running water and no means of cooking (not that anybody wanted to). Really limits options, so choices over the last couple of days have been less than good. On the plus side (sort of) we lost everything in the fridge and the freezer. I get to start from scratch filling it with only the good for me stuff. Headed to the store tonight (after the sun goes down!).

Along with no power, I also had no SPARKPEOPLE!! I couldn't even use my phone to check in because the towers in my area were down too! It was hard not be able to check in here everyday. I joined the Rock It! challenge that was supposed to start Sunday and I couldn't even check in to see what the first challenge is for this week. I felt so out of the loop! But I am here now. Ready to Rock It! I will not just wait until next week since I couldn't start on time (which I have been guilty of in the past). I lost 2 days. Big deal. There are 5 more. The challenge this week is to make a plan for 3 (or more) 30 (or more) minute work outs, post it, and do it. So here's my plan: During my lunch break for the rest of this week (next 4 days), I will dedicate at least 30 minutes to getting my work out in. No waiting until after dinner when life tends to get in the way until there's no time left in the day. That's my plan, and I'm sticking to it!

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    Uggg no power... That sounds like no fun.. but you are ready to Rock it now!!!!

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MOM2FAB4 7/2/2012 9:09PM

    I love your attitude! I'm sorry you've had to go through that, especially in the heat - glad everything seems to be turning around, though!!!

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    Awesome plan! So sorry to hear about the start of your week though! We lost power briefly but thankfully only for a couple of hours. So glad to have you on the team!!

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SWEETZMIX 7/2/2012 4:17PM

    Awesome job on taking lemons and turning them into lemonade

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HEALTHY156 7/2/2012 2:58PM

    What an awesome Attitude! Sorry for your outage. emoticon

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Reality stinks

Friday, May 04, 2012

Had to go see my neuro-ophthalmologist yesterday because I've been having some trouble with the vision in the eye affected by my MS. As I suspected (but have been denying), I am having progression of my optic neuritis (part of my MS). There is no treatment that can help. The reality of it all is that my MS will probably take my vision in that eye at some point during my journey with this disease. I share with you all because apparently this reality is too much for my family, and I'm not allowed to talk about it. They apparently are in denial too, but they don't have to live with it like I do. It's hard having a disease like MS. You don't know to look at me that I have it, and it thankfully progresses very slowly, so I pretty much suffer in silence. It just stinks. I felt sorry for myself last night and ate a stalk of Oreos. I am not proud of that. I really only intended to eat 2, but then I just got carried away. It didn't make me feel better and in fact didn't help at all. I need to find a better coping tool (and stop buying Oreos!). I'm not going to let this hiccup get in the way of my journey to a healthier me. Even if I can only see half of the road.

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    I find exercise is a great detour to binging...
Hang in there!



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I'm so proud of myself!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Yesterday was my husband's birthday and we went out to dinner with friends. The old me would have used it as an excuse to eat whatever because we are celebrating and we seldom go out to dinner. THIS TIME I looked up the nutritional information for the restaurant we were going to online (SCARY STUFF!!) so I could make an informed decision before getting to the restaurant. I have done this before but have found it hard to stick to the plan in the face of the challenge. This time I DID IT! I stuck to my plan! I'm so proud of myself. And you know what else? My dinner was not something I would have ordered in the "I don't care" days, but it was delicious! Calzonne with eggplant, zucchini, and black olives with whole wheat crust. YUMMY! And I had a BITE of hubby's dessert and that was all I needed. WOW! I CAN DO THIS!

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DIBANANA 5/3/2012 5:49PM

  You should be proud! What a great accomplishment! Keep it up and you will lose the weight in no time


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FARRAH511 5/2/2012 8:43AM


It takes lots of effort to stick to the plan, congratulations on doing it!

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LATTELEE 5/2/2012 8:35AM


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