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What I Have Learned While On My "Sabbatical"

Monday, May 21, 2012

I am back. I plan to be spending a lot less time on SP, but I NEED to be here every day! emoticon

As some of you know, I took a leave from SP to spend more time with my DH and to try to make my days a little less stressful. DH has had a fistula put in his arm to prepare him for eventual dialysis. He has been holding his own and giving the fistula some time to get ready for use, thank God. However, he has suffered from some other complications. He was hospitalized for close to a week with congestive heart failure and while there they discovered he was severely anemic. So, more Specialists, more pills and more restrictions. He tries to remain optimistic because that is who he is. I am the Stress Queen! emoticon

My weight has fluctuated up and down but tends to level out around the 175 mark. In other words, I have not lost any weight since I have been away. The good news is I have not gained any that stayed with me for long! I know the only way I am going to get this remaining poundage off me is to go back to my tried and true routines again. My exercise has been erratic and I even started smoking again. emoticon

So, I turned the big 60 in April and quit smoking (again!) on May 1st! emoticon I have started to get myself back to the gym on a more regular basis and my goal is to go at least 4 times per week. Since DH has very restricted exercise options, we plan to walk more and do some swimming together. My nutrition has been erratic too. I cook great for DH on his restricted diet, but it is so bland that I have been sneaking in some extras. A lot of the foods that are healthy for me are actually not good for him at all. He can't have any dairy, broccoli, spinach, brown rice, whole grains, bananas, oranges and most other things we think of as healthy. I know...no excuses!!! emoticon

Back to the title of this blog, "What I Have Learned While On My Sabbatical":

1. I need to keep my routines, no matter what.
2. I need to stop making excuses for making bad choices.
3. I need to take time for my needs if I expect to be able to help my DH.
4. I need to keep in touch with my SP friends. The support here makes all the difference!

A little extra information for my friends: I finally went and had my long overdue full body scans and I remain cancer free!!!! emoticon

  
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WANDATIME 9/13/2013 1:36PM

    Linda, glad to see this blog. You are dealing with more stress than most folks but seem to be handling it with grace. I've been off SP for awhile too, but am trying to get back to it. Hope to see more of you on the website!!! emoticon

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CHLOEGRACE1 12/6/2012 3:12PM

    just checking in on you and see that you have not posted since may. i assume your dh is now on dialysis; hope the fistula is great. it makes all the difference in the world with the outcomes.

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MMRB7111 6/23/2012 3:48PM

    Linda

I am so glad I decided to check your blog today. II was all ready to send you a personal email to see how you and DH have been doing. Since you left I too have not spend alot of time on SP. Instead, I began writing again and exercising in the evenings. I am so glad you are back. I too have discovered I need to spend some time here at least to track my fitness and encourage others. Also, for healthy recipe ideas and information.

So glad to hear you finally got your full body scans and are cancer free. Sorry to hear DH has been having a difficult time but is holding his own.

Welcome back my spark friend. emoticon

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MRSSCHENCK 6/13/2012 2:12PM

    Linda,
Something told me to check in on your page. I'm so glad that I did. I'm happy to hear that you are cancer free. emoticon

My mom has congestive heart failure. They actually wanted to put her on the heart transplant list because her heart was only working 25%. Now...10 years later with the help of great doctors and medication she is doing well. Her heart is working at about 85%. So I know your hubby is going to be fine. He has the best nurse around! emoticon

Thinking of you both.
Hattie

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1CRAZYDOG 5/23/2012 10:07PM

    Welcome back!!!!

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PATRICIAANN46 5/23/2012 1:41PM

  Hi Linda.........
I am so happy to hear that you are Cancer FREE!!!!!! emoticon
I am so sorry to hear of all that your DH has had to go through and will add BOTH of you to my prayer-list. You are so right in stressing the fact that you need to take the time to take good care of YOU so that you will be strong for BOTH of you.
I won't leave this site completely, but will be spending A LOT LESS time on it this summer. I will be busy with my grandchildren and we also have company coming for an extended period of time. I do agree with you that to be away from it entirely is just too difficult (I need the discipline of tracking) and I would miss the company of my Spark Friends.
Please stay in touch and know that I am wishing the best for you and your family.
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GOPINTOS 5/22/2012 9:36PM

    Sounds like you have a great plan! Now you just have to work it :)

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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ARLENE_MOVES 5/22/2012 8:56PM

    Yes, get back to your :do: list. From another stress queen, find time for yourself so you can do what you can for your dh. So glad you are cancer-free - hope I get the same good news!

Glad your back and I so do understand the need to not spend as much time on SP. It can take so much time - make the time you do spend productive.

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PINKHOPE 5/22/2012 5:57PM

    SO SO happy you are CANCER FREE! I am so proud of you for knowing your center. You know what you need to do to make progress. I know you will because you are an ACHIEVER!

We had a facebook group for the Sapphires (BLC 18 and 19) and if you would like to be a part shoot me a sparkmail. It's really great because it gives you the contact, the support without the obligations of challenges etc.

Hang in there!

PRESS ON!

Suzanne

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GOINGBACKTO180 5/22/2012 5:11PM

    So glad to see you back - sorry to hear of all of DH's complications. You guys are definitely an inspiration to a lot of people! No matter what you keep going!

Keep doing what you need to do for yourself and DH, take time to think about the decisions you're making, and always use the filter of "is this going to lead to a healthier me?". Your journey is your journey - the destination is always waiting for you...

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SHOES17 5/22/2012 3:09PM

    emoticon take some for you! Great blog and attitude.

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DANCINCAJUN1 5/22/2012 2:09PM

    I am so glad you -- my inspiration -- came back to see us .... you have actually done terrific for all that you have and are going through .... I've always had the 2-meal type plan in our house as I've always been a chicken/fish and veggies girl and DH is a meat and potatoes man ---- I went along with his way and now I'm trying to lose those 60 pounds !!! LOL .... soooooo, we do, try to complement each other in our eating habits .... so glad to see you again ...and I missed all the news with your DH ... give him a big ole hug for me .... feel like we have all already met ...... Roc
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MY9STONEJOURNEY 5/22/2012 9:00AM

    Hi Linda,

Just wanted to send you some well deserved emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and more emoticon !!!! I will continue to pray for you and your husband.

And Yay on the CANCER FREE news!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 5/22/2012 2:58AM

    Hi Linda
wonderful news that you're cancer free! ! nice to see you back but I'm sorry to hear your hubby is so unwell.
Sending up prayers for him and you emoticon

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JUSFOLK 5/21/2012 9:29PM

    Glad to see you back...you've been missed! Praying for you and hubby as you face these challenges!

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MARITIMER3 5/21/2012 9:27PM

    Hi Linda - I've thought of you often and am really happy to see you back. I'm glad that your DH has not had to go on dialysis yet, but sorry that they discovered the congestive heart disease and anaemia. It's wonderful news, though, that you were able to have your scan and that you are cancer free!

Preparing meals must be really difficult because, as you said, many of the things that are recommended by SP are not appropriate for him.

Good luck with your walking and swimming together; wish I could get DH to walk with me, but I have to stop using that as an excuse for not going out myself.

Take care,
Gail

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MILLISMA 5/21/2012 8:15PM

    So happy to hear that you are cancer free. How exciting! Now for hubby and getting him well. Keeping him in my prayers. Please let us know how things go.

Sending extra emoticonto you and hubby!

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WATERMELLEN 5/21/2012 8:09PM

    Congrats on the good news: no cancer!! That's huge!

You've been dealing with lots of stress . . . and you're right, this is the best place for support in sticking with your stress-busting routines!!

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Goodbye For Now & One Year SparkVersary!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dear Spark Family,

It has been an amazing year thanks to this wonderful website and the equally wonderful friends I have made during my time here. This is the most success I have ever had at losing weight and keeping it off. Not to mention, developing a fitness schedule which works well for me. I feel that I have built a firm foundation to move forward with for the rest of my healthier life. Although I have not reached my weight loss goal yet, I am sure I will this year. I have gone from 240 pounds to 175 pounds and am feeling better about myself and healthier than I have in many years. Having said that, it is with some sadness that I need to say I must move on. emoticon

I will miss all of you and will try to stop by once in a while to say "hi" and see how you are doing. You are all wonderful people and I couldn't have done any of this without your support and caring. Now, I will step out on my own and see if I have the strength of purpose to continue forward or not. I know if I don't have the strength, I would be welcomed back with open arms by the most supportive group of people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!

The time has come for me to spend less time on my computer and more time living in the "real" world. With my DH's recent medical issues, time has become a problem for me in trying to accomplish all I need (and want) to do on a daily basis. There have been occasions where I have used the excuse of, "I don't have time to go to the gym today. I am behind on SP and need to catch up." Or, "I can't sit and watch TV with you right now (to DH). I have to post in SP." I cannot let my "virtual" world overrule my "real" world and until I can find more time or more balance, I have to sacrifice SP.

I will continue to use the nutrition tracker, because I KNOW I will fall by the wayside if I don't! I know I will have to measure my food and count calories for the rest of my life and I don't mind. I have developed good, sound habits here and they are second nature by now. The same for my gym schedule. This is my way of life now.
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P.S. If you need to get in touch with me directly, send me sparkmail and I will respond as soon as possible.
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TEENY_BIKINI 4/10/2012 9:22PM

    Live it up! You go girl!!

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CHLOEGRACE1 4/8/2012 8:19PM

    I understand; it takes a lot of time to blog and read; that's why i only read, and that takes a lot of time away from life. i agree, family first! wish you well, my friend. just read your forest gump blog; funny how we choose our friends. i am a dialysis nurse

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1CRAZYDOG 3/13/2012 9:23PM

    Awwww, shucks. Just saw this today! I am so happy you've had success and wish you CONTINUED success. I think you're doing what you need to do for yourself and your DH, and THAT is the priority.

God bless.

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PICKIE98 3/10/2012 6:32AM

    Sparks is all about a new lifestyle, you have that,, you are not leaving, you are just lurking,, go for it, be with DH and family. All of these arms are opened 24/7, so enjoy your new time off the chair!! Linda

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I.M.MAGIC 3/3/2012 9:27AM

    emoticon on your progress, m'dear...

...and YES! You do what you need to, sweetie, that's what SparkPeople is all about! It's a learning place, with lessons and tools meant to teach us how to do exactly that: live in the real world. May I suggest checking in with your team mates once a month or so with an update--say, one Sunday evening when the world has gone to sleep? Mornings are the best time for planning, etc, for me, and evenings for reflection... it may work that way for you too.

We're all interested in your continued progress, y'know. Set us a good example, girl, okay? Hug that hubby of yours for all of us... and good luck! (not that you'll need it...)

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JUSFOLK 3/1/2012 11:10PM

    Best wishes! Praying for your hubby and for you as you care for him:)

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CARLAH528 2/29/2012 8:42PM

    I understand so well. I too have backed off a bit. You take care of you and DH. The two of you are what is important. And you are right. If you need Spark again we will be here. Good luck. *hugs*

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PATRICIAANN46 2/29/2012 6:53PM

  Hi Linda..........
I totally understand what you are saying and why you are leaving. I have come very close to this decision many times. You said it so well in your statement: "I cannot let my virtual world over-rule my real world." This rings so true. When I find myself arranging my day around my computer instead of around my friends and family, I truly believe it is time to make some changes.
My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your husband. I am concerned about you too. I hope that you have had the tests recommended. You need to take care of yourself too. Please do that.
I will miss you and am very proud of the success you have had. Please let me know how you are doing from time to time and if you ever need "An Ear", I am here.
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MMRB7111 2/29/2012 6:17PM

    I truly understand. Our families have to come first before time spent on these computers. I have been missing in action for a few weeks myself. So glad I logged in today. Thank you for all the support and encouragement you have given me. Take care of yourself and DH. I will keep the both of you in my prayers and I will keep up with you via Spark mail and directly don't rush to answer any of my emails. Since I am spending less time on my computer, I don't check emails.

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MNNICE 2/29/2012 5:39PM

    Best of luck, and I think you are wise in continuing to use the food tracker - it's a great tool and will hopefully keep you on the right track! Remember, we are always here if you need to come back for some renewed motivation!

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DANCINCAJUN1 2/29/2012 3:36PM

    I totally understand my friend.

I am going to MISS YOU !! Take care and give DH a big ole hug for me and know that I have you both in my prayers each and every day.

Rocie
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HOLLYL7 2/29/2012 2:46PM

    An important step in taking care of yourself on this journey is to not be afraid to make those changes that will support your goals. You will be missed, but I appreciate the example you are setting of keeping priorities in order. BTW - 65 pounds lost is awesome!!!

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NEW-CAZ 2/29/2012 1:51PM

    Good luck Linda, totally understand.
Take care of each other and if you ever come back look me up! emoticon

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LINJO66 2/29/2012 1:32PM

    Hugs to you and your hubby! Take care and "see" you soon.

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YICHE12 2/29/2012 12:53PM

    Hello Linda. I fully understand your needing to be close to your husband but please, please, do take care of yourself also. Do check in with us from time to time. Will miss you. emoticon my dear friend.

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MARITIMER3 2/29/2012 12:34PM

    Hi Linda - I understand what you are saying, and support you in your decision. We must all be careful that we don't allow our virtual family to take the place of our real family.

I hope this gives you and DH more time to do things together and that once he starts dialysis he will feel better. You haven't said anything about your own health; I hope that you have had the tests you were waiting for. Please don't neglect your own health.

I'll be in .touch from time to time via Spark Mail, because I consider you one of my best Spark friends. You both will stay in my thoughts and prayers, and I wish you both all the best.

Gail

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SWEETMNTHING 2/29/2012 12:30PM

    Linda, you have done a great job on your journey in the last year. I'm sorry that you have to leave this site, but believe me, I understand completely. Thanks for all your support during my mom's illness. You will be missed here, and more specifically your Sapphire sisters will miss you on the team chat thread. Take care and I hope someday things improve for you and dh personally so that you can come back. Blessings and emoticon Kim

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SHIRDEE1 2/29/2012 12:24PM

    Linda, thank you for all your support during my brief time. It is just two months for me. Thank you for all your kind words and support. I am sure we will be hearing from you because we are your Spark Friends. I will miss you and your encouraging words. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

That line from the movie Forrest Gump keeps running through my head lately. The rest of the quote goes, "You never know what you're going to get."

The problem for me is how I REACT to what I get! Oh sure, I can be the life of the party when things are going right. No problem. But, when things get a little dicey, the Stress Queen boots the Party Queen out the door!

Looking back on my life, I think I see why I have always had problems with my weight. I am definitely an emotional eater. I love food under normal situations and I love to cook. But, during the bad times in life, I want to eat everything in sight. No matter if it is something I really like or n0t. Just anything.

Those of you who know a little about me, know I have been dealing with my DH's decreasing kidney function for the last few months. I have spent most of this last week stressing about his appointment with the specialist yesterday. To the point where I think I actually made myself sick. And, didn't feel like going to the gym. And, did not eat as well as I should. emoticon The good news is that I did NOT go overboard and start binging on everything in sight! That is progress and I will take it!!! emoticon

As I suspected, DH's kidney function continues to decrease and is now at 21%. We have an appointment with a vascular surgeon next week to schedule his surgery to create a fistula in his arm for his eventual dialysis. The doctor said it takes 3 to 4 months to heal and they want to get it ready now. We have been advised to have him do the in clinic hemodialysis instead of the home peritoneal dialysis we had originally planned for. In many ways, this is a relief to me. He has a lot of other medical issues including diabetes and is on a bunch of medications for blood pressure and heart problems also. I think we are both feeling more comfortable with the idea of having medical professionals with him during his dialysis.

We went to the gym together today and had a great workout! It felt so good to be doing something normal together. We will get through this time together as we have gotten through everything else life has given us over the past 32 years. Life is like a box of chocolates....
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CANDYGETNFIT1 2/8/2012 8:30PM

    Linda, just read your blog and my prayers are with you and your dh! My sister has been on dialysis for over a year now due to diabetes type 2. Hang in there!

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PATRICIAANN46 2/1/2012 9:39PM

  Hi Linda.........
I am very sorry to hear of your news and am praying for both of you. You are showing such strength by not using food for comfort and continuing to exercise. I am not sure that I would be that strong. Going to the gym together is great for both of you as the exercise should also ease your stress.
I wish you the best and will continue to pray for you.
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GERMANIRISHGIRL 2/1/2012 7:14PM

    Sending positive chocolate vibes your way. emoticon emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 2/1/2012 5:48PM

    Nothing better than true love and chocolates! You both are in my daily prayers...Roc
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NEW-CAZ 2/1/2012 3:27AM

    I am so sorry to hear of your hubby's health problems, so hard to bear.
Keep yourself well. You owe it to yourself and your other half to keep healthy, and exercise is a great stress reliever.

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BERVEY 1/31/2012 10:23PM

    I am so sorry to hear of your husband's health issues. As hard as it is, you must remember to take care of you including the things you eat. It is like flight attendant says, put on your oxygen then help the around you. May God bless you and hold you bth in the plm of his hand.

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MARITIMER3 1/31/2012 10:10PM

    Hi Linda - I'm sorry that your husband's kidney function is still decreasing and that he will soon have to start dialysis. I sense from your previous blogs that the two of you (and your children) are a very close family, and I'm glad that you can lean on each other when there are problems. It's probably good that he is going to have the in-clinic dialysis so that there is medical support available, should he need it.

Congratulations on getting out to the gym and on not over-eating because of the stress. As an emotional eater myself, I understand how tempting it must have been for you.

My thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with both of you,
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RAINSTORM17 1/31/2012 9:31PM

    Just said a prayer for you and your hubby. Good job for choosing to exercise instead of stressing and overeating. Keep the faith, you can do it. emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 1/31/2012 9:03PM

    Sorry to hear about the problems. Keep your spirits up and you have already discovered one way to do it is to do something "normal" like working out. I am sending you healing thoughts. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 1/31/2012 8:44PM

    So sorry for the stress and worry you are experiencing. All best to you and to your DH in getting through the treatments: the waiting is very tough.

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MILLISMA 1/31/2012 8:41PM

    Have you and hubby in my prayers. Glad that you were able to go to the gym together. That is also a stress reliever. You did very good to not overeat with all that you are going through.

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2 Year Anniversary - Cancer Free!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Two years ago today, I had major surgery for a rare form of uterine cancer called MMMT. Today, I celebrated my DH's birthday (2 days early) by surprising him with matinee tickets to see the Emmy & Tony Award winning show "Blast" at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center! emoticon

Despite the torrential downpour and tornado warnings as we traveled to the venue, we enjoyed an outstanding and entertaining performance by multi-talented young people. If this show ever comes to your area, I highly recommend it!

The weather cleared for our drive home, so we stopped for a pizza and a beer at Mellow Mushroom, one of our local favorite restaurants. Just got home and relaxing for the rest of the evening together. What a wonderful day!!!

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MRSSCHENCK 1/25/2012 4:33PM

    Linda,

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Sounds like you guys had a great time.

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LINJO66 1/23/2012 10:42PM

    A big emoticon for two years cancer free!!
What a great way to spend it, and in celebration of life - yours and DH's!!


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MMRB7111 1/23/2012 8:44PM

    Congrats on 2 years cancer free. Tell you DH Happy Birthday. My DH Birthday is next week. I love Mellow Mushroom. We have one here, downtown. We have not had pizza in a while, we may have to go downtown this weekend.

Sounds like you had a great day. Good for you.

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/23/2012 9:04AM

    Congrats on your 2 yr anniversary. Happy birthday to DH! The Mellow Mushroom sounds like my kinda place. emoticon emoticon

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I am always happy to hear that someone has fought that dreaded battle...and won!!! May you have many, many more years of continued good health and happiness.

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WATERMELLEN 1/22/2012 7:38PM

    Hurray for celebrating!! Life is good for us cancer survivors and we don't forget it!!

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MARITIMER3 1/22/2012 6:47PM

    I'm glad you had such a great day out, and that the tornado warnings were just that, and didn't materialize. I'll remember your recommendation if "Blast" comes to Toronto.

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FREDSEVOLUTION 1/22/2012 6:43PM

    Hey Linda,

So glad for you:) Congratulations Linda. Wishing you the best, you deserve it my dear friend emoticon.



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1CRAZYDOG 1/22/2012 11:30AM

    Oh my dear, I am sooooooo happy for you! Dancing right with you. Glad you and DH had a fantastic celebration.

Mom will not be one year into recovery until June, but plan to celebrate!!!! Big time.

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PMWALKER 1/22/2012 9:48AM

    What a fabulous thing to celebrate!! Congrats!! Sounds like you and DH had a great time together! Hugs to you both!!

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DFROMTX 1/22/2012 7:48AM

    emoticon on your 2 year anniversary!! I am a 3 yr, 4 mo. breast cancer survivor myself.

Happy Birthday to your DH, too.



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NANFACEMIRE1 1/22/2012 6:01AM

    emoticon on your 2-year anniversary of being Cancer free. What a wonderful thing to celebrate.

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NEW-CAZ 1/22/2012 5:53AM

    I am so pleased for you, your celebration sounds wonderful emoticon emoticon

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FITNFUNJEN 1/22/2012 12:26AM

    Congrats on 2 years! That's wonderful! And Happy Birthday to your DH!

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GLC2009 1/22/2012 12:15AM

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i am so happy for you and your loved ones. what a thing to go through....keep taking care of yourself and those close to you.

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ACTIVE_AT_60 1/22/2012 12:05AM

    Music to my ears - two years you have reclaimed from cancer. WTG

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RELLIMTENAJ 1/22/2012 12:03AM

    Congrats on your 2 years. I am looking forward to being able to say that in 2 years, then 5 years, the 10 years and so on and so on. May we both have these anniversaries in our future. And happy birthday to your hubby. You being here is probably the best gift he could get.

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CLAIREANNE23 1/21/2012 11:56PM

    Congratulations Linda on being 2- years CANCER FREE!!!!

Sounds like you had a fantastic time tonight at the show and mellow mushroom ( I lovvveee that place!) Whoohooo! So much to celebrate!!

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PINKHOPE 1/21/2012 9:49PM

    Linda - So happy for you to be CANCER FREE! Glad you had a great day in spite of the rain! I remember the Mellow Mushroom! Hope the rest of your weekend is just as wonderful!

Press On!

Suzanne

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/21/2012 9:21PM

    How wonderful each and every day is to us .... congratulations on your anniversary ...... and a big ole hug for your DH on his birthday !! surprises are so much fun ! Roc
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WORLDSERIES11 1/21/2012 9:18PM

    Congrats!!! That is great news and sounds like you had a wonderful celebration!!
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EMSSBEARS 1/21/2012 9:14PM

    emoticonOn your 2 year Anniversary and Happy Birthday to your husband. Hope you have a great day celebrating.

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PATRICIAANN46 1/21/2012 9:11PM

  Hi Linda.........
emoticon on your two-year Cancer Free Anniversary. I am very happy for you and wish you the very best now and for the rest of your LONG LIFE.
Your celebration sounded perfect.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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RANDOM00B 1/21/2012 8:51PM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary! I can't tell you how happy I am for you!!!

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PIXIEMOMMA 1/21/2012 8:49PM

    emoticonon being here with us today. A wonderful celebration it sound like you had. Everyday is a gift enjoy many many more emoticon

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IBSHAUN 1/21/2012 8:49PM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your cancer free anniversary!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time for you DHs birthday, too! Two things to celebrate! emoticon

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Well Linda, That's What You Get For Showing Off!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I went to the gym yesterday and did 20 minutes on the elliptical and a full lower body strength training. emoticon

After that, I returned home and started watching that new TV show The Revolution with DH. To make a long story short, this is a new makeover/fitness/weight loss show hosted by Ty Pennington of Extreme Home Makeover fame! I thought that was an interesting choice for a host. emoticon

Anyway, they have this personal trainer to the stars guy who was showing some exercises to do at home. The first was simple enough, so of course I jumped right up to do it. Just take a regular kitchen chair sit down and get up. Then repeat. For 30 times. For 3 sets. emoticon emoticon OK, I did it, but it was harder than I thought it would be.

A little later in the show, same personal trainer guy shows some exercises for 2 people to do together. So, of course, I say to DH, "Stand up and do this with me. I can do that!" Reluctantly, DH stood up while I laid on the floor. He then stood behind my head (following trainer guy's instruction), while I raised both legs up so he could grab my ankles (lifting my butt off the floor) and swing my legs forward and back! emoticon

Fast forward to today...I can barely move! DUH!!! My quads are like rocks from doing the up/down chair thingy and my lower back is less than pliable after doing the leg insanity! emoticon To make matters worse, my BLC 18 team is doing a last chance workout today and we are supposed to be hitting the cardio hard! Translate that to walking in place for me at 10 minute intervals to try to get something in to add to the team's count. emoticon

Lesson Learned!!!

  
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CANDYGETNFIT1 1/18/2012 10:51PM

    LOL Linda! You poor thing! I'm laughing because I've done the same type of thing and was so sore for a couple of days!!!

Have a great Sparkly day!!!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/18/2012 5:58PM

    emoticon Linda!

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PATRICIAANN46 1/18/2012 5:10PM

  Hi Linda.........
At least you tried!!!!! Maybe a warm bath after would have helped. If not, time will. You are an inspiration!!! emoticon

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FLASUN 1/18/2012 10:41AM

    OH Linda, now I understand what your Feedback meant!! You overdid it!! Never heard of that new show. I'm still waiting until Feb before I start back on physical exercise. Just been doing walks so far. Hope your muscle's start feeling better soon!!!
emoticon on doing the exercise program!!!

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-COURT- 1/17/2012 11:56PM

    I forgot about that being on, missed it. Sorry you're sore and hurting, but you got a good workout! I'll have to try those tomorrow....if I remember.

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1TRULYBLESSED 1/17/2012 9:35PM

    Owie!!! Gotta give you credit, Linda, for going for it -- even if you DID have to pay in the end! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/17/2012 9:00PM

    AWWWW, hope you got some relaxation time in for those sore muscles today!! I'll have to watch for that show. Ty is a very talented guy!!!

Good luck and good job giving it all a try!!!

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GOINGBACKTO180 1/17/2012 8:40PM

    I saw it too. I bet poor Ty was sore as well the next day - he looked like he was struggling with that last exercise.

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PINKHOPE 1/17/2012 8:36PM

    Linda - Sounds like you worked some muscles bigtime! It's funny how something doesn't SEEM so difficult when we see it demonstrated and sometimes even when we do it but oh that next day! HA!

Good for you for walking in place to get your 20 minutes!

Press On! emoticon

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MMRB7111 1/17/2012 8:25PM

    Hi Linda, I missed the show. I love Ty Pennington as the host of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I will haveto remember this new show is on Monday night and I will need to watch it on the television in the living room so I can try the exercises. Thanks for the head up on the show. I will also remember to not over do it. I have to be able to move on Tuesday to go to work. LOL

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MARITIMER3 1/17/2012 8:19PM

    Just think of all the calories you burned between your own workouts and the tv exercises.

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SUZIEW27 1/17/2012 8:02PM

    Wow Linda!! Sounds like you got a good workout in yesterday!!! I haven't heard of that show, I'll have to look into it!!!

emoticon trying to get some LCW minutes in!!

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