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Been taken out the game due to illness!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Hello Sparkies. I feel I needed to check in after its been so long. My Cellulitis seems to be getting better, but it took me out the game for just a bit. My leg hurt so bad I could not stand on it so i have been on a bit of bed rest for about a week and a half.

I feel lazy getting back into the beat of things. However i am glad to report I lost 20 pounds. I found out at the doctor's. i was so excited when she weighed me. The conversation went like this.

Nurse: Please step on the scale
Me: Okay, but you will need to start at 350
Nurse Okay...that's fine, but you are only 352
Me: What...Let me see! YEA BAABY!

I gave my husband a high five. My goal was to be down to 360 by then end of July and I am about to break 350. Now my goal is to be down to 300 by my birthday by August 30. I started setting bigger goals after that news.

So I still have been eating right, but I just stopped logging it. I did have some snow crabs with the works on Saturday and greens on Sunday. i figured what the hell I am going to work this week even if it hurts.

So now I am back doing the damn thing. I got my morning workout in and my afternoon INSANITY. Shawn T is no joke. My date with him this afternoon made me think if I wanted a second or a third date. However, Shawn is going to help me get this wait off so I guess I WILL SEE HIM AGAIN.

Well, the good thing is I'M BACK and I thought I would show you some of my meals I made while on break.

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CHELHART 7/15/2013 12:07PM

    That food looks AMAZING! I'm glad you've recovered from your illness and congrats on the weight loss!

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DEBADEAU 7/12/2013 3:18PM

    Food looks delicious!! Insanity is ROUGH!!! Dig deep!!

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Okay. So on Wednesday Evening I just get done working out. I have had a problem with my leg for year now. It swells up all the time and I wear compression socks to help with it. I workout in them to to get a better blood flow while working out. I noticed all day I had some pain in the back of my lower leg, but it became worse when i took the sock off.

I have a history of blood clots in my same leg and it felt like the same thing. i had all the symptoms. I go to the hospital to get it checked and luckily no blood clot. Instead I have Cellulitis. Its an infection of skin and tissue. It was caused by a cut in my leg I have had for a while. The doctor thought I was diabetic by the look of my leg. They tested for it and I'm good. What worried him the most was that my leg was very swollen and he already knew it was dew to my heaviness. He says gravity is not on my side. The blood flows down to my leg through my veins, but it does not flow back up like it is supposed to.

Basically he told me that if I do not loose weight then at this age, by the time I am 40 I will have heart problems, diabetes, and more FAT PEOPLE PROBLEMS. The doctor did not say it in that way, but that's what came to me.

While I was in the hospital I received a text about my uncle passing. He was like my grandfather and I will miss him. This side of my family is where my weight comes from. When we go to a family reunion all of us are big. Not anymore. I can't do this and I want to live until I see my great great grandchildren.

So it was just more motivation. I am 33 and I don't have time for this. I am definitely going to keep working hard.

I think I messed up in the beginning. I have been going strong for 2 weeks now and only 9 pounds lost to show for it. I am glad, but i know I lost more than that. My beginning weight was from the time I went to the doctor in February. I know I must have been heavier than that, but I just went out on a limb and said if I get lower that on my first weigh in I will be happy. Well, I thought i would be because I am not. I am at the weight I was in 2011. Which is good. What took a year to put on I took off in two weeks. YAY!

So marching on I go. Today is my husband's birthday and we had plans to eat what we want tonight. I think I am going to take it easy. This really scared me and it was a reality check. I will let him enjoy. He does not have as much to loose as me.

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NALAYB 7/9/2013 7:28AM

    I am 41 now and I think your weight loss in 2 weeks would be heaven to me. Keep it up!!! Wow! I have been stuck at my weight for months now. I just saw barely a pound weight loss but I am glad people are noticing the changes I make. Even if the scale doesn't seem to agree with them. I even felt embarrassed when they asked me my weight because I am still a long way to may GOAL weight. Remember that's not ONLY 9 lbs. It's a lot and just continue on!!!

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BELLESTARR1 6/30/2013 10:52PM

    Remember slow and steady wins the race. 9 lbs is awesome!!!!

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DEBADEAU 6/29/2013 9:16PM

    9 lbs is a ton to lose in two weeks. Sorry to hear about your uncle, the memories will live forever! Take care and keep focus, you have it in you!

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CHELHART 6/28/2013 10:02PM

    ONLY 9lb in 2 weeks? Seriously, that's pretty awesome! I am sorry to hear about your uncle's passing and your health concerns. I will pray for you, your health, and for your family.

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VELMATULIP 6/28/2013 8:12PM

    My mom had the surgery to fix this problem earlier this year and it worked. I am 40 and she has been quite heavy my entire life. She had to buy larger shoes because her feet were so swollen. She is now back into her much smaller shoe and she lost 10 pounds doing nothing more than the out patient procedure on both legs. Please see a specialist about this because there is a quick & rather painless procedure that can help take care of this condition.

emoticon on your weight loss. Losing about 2 pounds a week is a healthy way to go once you're further into your program. emoticon emoticon

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Another WEEK Started and Another HILL to Climb!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I am happy to have started another week. I woke up Friday morning feeling awful. My head was hurting and I did not sleep well. My husband put me back to bed and told me just to sleep. I slept until 1 pm. I felt a little better. There was no way we were gonna workout.

Saturday was a busy day. We did get a workout in then either. So we basically had two days off. It was nice, but my nerves got to me because I feel like there is no rest time for me...I got too much to lose.

This morning we got up a little late. We did stadiums at out football field. They were a BEAST. There were six in all to do and boy my glutes were burning. What got to me was on the visitor's side the stairs were REALLY HIGH AND STEEP. i have been wanting to tackle them ever since we started working out. As I started up the stairs I know there were about 20 more than the other side. I ran up those in no time. These however took me a minute and I had to stop and rest. When I got to the top my FEAR got to me.

When I was younger and smaller I use to love scary roller coasters and rides. I loved a challenge. When I started getting heavier gravity really took a toll on me when I rode scary rides. The one I remember was at Sea World. I was probably about 75 pounds lighter and we got on Splash Mountain. Hell, it was the only ride that did not have straps I could not fit. When we reached the drop it was all good until I realized that my body was not as young or small. My body nor my mind got a thrill out of that ride. I got a fear of heights and wet pants after that.

This morning was my first time being so high and my legs got very weak when i reached the top and then turned around to go down. My husband joined me on top, but I told him i can't make it down. He is always the one motivating me in a work out, but it was not happening this time. He left me and said "You can do it"...I was like HELL NAW! Luckily there was a fence on the side to grip, but he had to talk me all the way down and it took every bit of 10 minutes.

He kind of got on my nerves because he just did not believe I was that scared. I went into a RANT about how he was not me and I was not doing them again. He basically mild down because i can get crazy. I wanted to hang it up after that and go home.

I was very mad at myself because I felt like it defeated me. I can't wait to lose a little wait so i can get my balance back. I will be able to do those VISITOR stadiums with no fear.

I forgot to add that I also went walking with a friend who invited me to go with her. She was nice about it, but when you walk with a friend, especially someone you invite, you walk with them. Honey, she, and her group she walked with, left me in the wind. Plus it started to rain (POUR DOWN). I walked for about 3 miles and then called it quits. I was worried about getting sick

My dinner from Thursday is on my blog.

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NIKKICOLE83 6/24/2013 4:38PM

    I also have a fear of falling. I can't really say it is a fear of heights, it is of falling. I know it probably has a lot to do with my weight over the years. That feeling is terrifying. Stay away from that side of the stadium for a little while and then slowly work your way up to reaching the top.

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CHELHART 6/24/2013 2:57PM

    I'm so sorry your friends left you behind. I love your honesty in your blogs. You tell it like it is. The fact that you are willing to confront the issues and just tell it like it is will serve you well.

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IGSBETH 6/24/2013 11:32AM

    I am sorry that you got left behind. That's awful.

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LCLAY0 6/23/2013 9:13PM

    Awe Thanks BLKLILY. emoticon

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BLKLILY 6/23/2013 7:55PM

    emoticon day either way! I think 3mi is emoticon so emoticon

I am happy you still had fun on the ride. Imagine how much more fun you are going to have as you reach your goal! Love yourself now because you still matter and need love no matter the size!

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

That is what I feel like today. Yesterday was a long day. We got thrown off track a little for being at a friends house too long. We got to talking and we were there from about 5-9 pm . I missed my dinner time at 6 pm got so hungry and thought about CHICKEN...FIRED.

My husband and I had it so bad we were describing the taste to each other in detail. I mean the crunch of the skin, the juice from the chicken and grease melting down my face, sucking the bone and eating the gristle. IT WAS BAD. Then to top it off. I watched two shows MASTER CHEF and COUPLES THERAPY...guess what they had on the show. FRIED DAMN CHICKEN.

CRAVINGS hit me bad and it throwing me off even today. I am still fighting hoping it will pass.

All in all I did eat a wonderful dinner. I seared some chicken breast in a flax-seed oil seasoned with black pepper. garlic powder and Mrs. Dash. I let each side cook about five minutes, covered it and poured in about half a cup of homemade chicken broth and half a cup of Sauvignon Blanc. I also made an avocado creamy sauce I found from Pinterest to go with it. REMEMBER I AM NOT USING ANY SALT so as far as having food orgasms in my's not happening. I miss my burst of flavor on the tongue. All in all I poured the sauce the chicken made over my green beans and chicken and my mouth and I had an okay time.

Here it is...

I have more about my day on my blog

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BELLESTARR1 6/21/2013 8:06PM

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DEBADEAU 6/21/2013 8:04PM

    Food looks great!!

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    Your dinner looks and sounds yummy. My friend hates fried chicken and i wish i was like her causse like you i love it. I m not getting it though as the calories are probably horrid. You can get through the craving be strong.

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BLKLILY 6/20/2013 4:14PM

    Your food looks good! Give it time; your taste buds will change! Be patient my friend; be patient and emoticon emoticon

You will notice how somethings you use to eat will either make your stomach upset or turn you off period. For the things that do not, just eat sparingly! I am not big on chicken fried or baked but I do understand your plight!


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CONNIEDETHOMAS 6/20/2013 12:39PM

emoticonTake a VERY SMALL PIECE of fried skin
off of a piece of fried chicken....
Then chew , suck and taste that sinfulness of it all.
The calories and fat would be limited. Due to the
small piece. And the taste out of this world.
The trick would be to only have this piece and no
other food in site.
I hope I haven't make this worse for u.

The meal you did make looked good.
I use fresh cracked pepper. I have a pepper mill.
There is a very big difference in taste with fresh pepper.

I don't cook with salt at all. I Very seldom use it on
any dish once it is plated. There are a few that I
just have to. My homemade chicken soup and
air popped popcorn needs salt too.

When I married my husband ...
he didn't have salt in the house and use a huge
amount of crushed garlic. We buy it by the jar full.
His son had a heart problem.
(We buried Jeremy 1 yr into our marriage,
he was 22)
Don't feel bad about our loosing Jeremy...
He knew he was loved.
The last 3 days of his life were so inspiring to us
and everyone we tell.

Your body will adjust to the lack of salt.
It just take time.
You have been doing so well with your exercise
program and what you are eating.

emoticon I AM VERY PROULD OF YOU!!!!!


My computer is acting up and the spell check
isn't coming up forgive me my spelling mistakes.

Comment edited on: 6/20/2013 1:08:14 PM

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IGSBETH 6/20/2013 12:35PM

    Your dinner looks amazing!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I have had a busy day, but I still got my work outs in. I am steady proving that I am a bad MAMMA JAMMA!

I just purchased some Shea butter and firming lotion from Ulta and I hope to see some results. I will give it about a month to see. I know with my workouts i will slim, but I am afraid of all my extra skin. This way my elasticity will come back with my weight loss.

Last night i took a detox bath. IT WAS NICE! I made the water as hot as I can stand it and added 2 cups of Epson salt, 2 cups of baking soda, 1/3 cup of ground ginger, and 20 drops of tea tree oil (I wish it were jasmine oil...TOO MUCH). I found the recipe on Pinterest. I sweated because I also drank some Celestial Sleepy Time tea with it, but I felt fresh and relaxed after.

The only thing I did not like...MY HIPS WERE TOO DAMN WIDE FOR THE TUB. So I had to end early.

I still am doing good on eating. I have been checking out all the recipes. This is what I made today

It's called 5 Spice Shrimp from Spark Recipes. Instead of rice I did black beans organic. I will tell the truth as good as it looks my tongue was missing the taste of salt. I hate the taste of tomatoes so if I can't add all my good stuff like sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes and salt for taste...then it's a wrap. My husband loved it and he loved mine to.

Tonight's schedule begins with DANCEMOMS and then to bed I go.

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LCLAY0 6/19/2013 2:42PM

    Awe thanks BLKLILLY emoticon

CONNIEDETHOMAS I will try my best to get to that board..

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BLKLILY 6/19/2013 12:28PM

    Don't sweat it! Just bookmark this day because SOON you will be able to get into the tub w/o any issues and count it as 1 of your greatest NSV!!!

You are emoticon so emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CONNIEDETHOMAS 6/19/2013 10:01AM

    emoticon Your blog is fantastic. Which didn't surprise me.
I tried answering you on the post u left on my spark site.
I wasn't able to. Just post on my community board on the
50 (something age) I just woke u and my brain isn't work yet.
There I can answer and everyone can see the messages
you leave. emoticon I want others to see what you write. I know if
I enjoy them and I know other will

Oh and before you know it you will be fitting in that tub of yours.
Then you will have the fun of climbing out of it.

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LCLAY0 6/19/2013 9:26AM

    Yes DEBADEAU it sucks. I love bath to. I use to be able to lay down and swish around in the same bath. You would have thought I was sitting on a plane with two people on each side of me. LOL. Well its makes me want to really grind now so I can get in that damn tub. emoticon

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DEBADEAU 6/18/2013 8:10PM

    Tub troubles, hate them!! I barely fit in mine and I love baths!! Every time I get in and out of it water splashes everywhere!! Ah! I love trying out new recipes. Looks good!

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