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What a different 6 weeks can make!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Hello all!
Six weeks with SP has made a huge difference in my life. I have gone from barely being able to get out of bed without stretching first, and missing an average of 5 days a month at work due to my fibromyalgia, to sore muscles that are actually exercise related and being able to run. Yes! I can actually run now. And I did not miss a day of work for the complete month of June.

The ability to move about my daily life and keeping the fibro in check is the major goal in my life but due to SP, I have also lost weight, am eating healthier, and drinking plenty of water. I am still not sleeping right, but then that does come with fibro and the medication.

I have decreased the medication that I use from seven to two. I think clearer, andI remember simple things in my daily life. Due to the decrease in cognitive abilities with fibro, I am aware that this will not disappear completely, but I am happy with the results this far.

Six weeks ago, I picked up a magazine which made mention of the SP site, and I am now glad that I have joined and am living the results of the changes made due to that article. Thank you SP!

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_MAOMAO_ 7/6/2009 1:07AM

  Thanks so much for sharing you Spark-so-far story and including these details. I bet your sleep will still improve, too. It does feel so good to have genuine soreness cuz we've worked it!
We have the desire to not only stop being the Fat Folks, but also to stop being the Sick Folks. Congratulations on being able to work a whole month with no sick days! You are going to be a walking poster for SP!

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MISSY1951 7/5/2009 9:04PM

  You are doing great!
Not missing a day of work the whole month of June is wonderful!
I am so glad to have you as a memeber of the team.

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LADY_JOSIELOT 7/5/2009 5:38PM

    Very glad to hear things are going so well for you! :)

- Josie

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    That's terrific! Keep it up!

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Great trip filled with the arts

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just returned from a trip where we went to a wonderful show at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber was exceptional. Thomas Schumacher gave a wonderful performance as the Phantom of the Opera. I loved Tonna Millers performance as Carlotta Giudicelli. The entire cast were remarkable and the costumes were very elaborate. Kudos to the set designer Paul Weimer and the pyro technician, Kevin Ankele. At one point, we could actually feel the heat from the special effects on our faces. The set designs were amazing. I would definitely suggest seeing the show.

At the Mint Museum of Art we were blown away that the pieces actually dated as far back as they did. We liked the variety of pieces included in the exhibits and the fact that they were so encompassing. The exhibit by Bob Trotman, Business as Usual, was very depressing and sad. It guided your thoughts toward the lives of corporate America and the quagmire they can find themselves caught in. Depressing in the fact that a person can find that this is all their lives mean. "strangers to their own lives, separate by their projections of power, privilege and prosperity which they substitute for real joy of living". It would be terrible to reach a ripe age of seventy and find that this is all you life meant. I liked the fact that he used family and friends as his models. An amazing exhibition.

We were sorry to miss the Mint Museum of craft and design but plan to return soon to complete our experience with the Mint. We also look forward to the new museums completion. We look forward to our next visit to Charlotte.

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    Girl, do a search on the web and watch your favorite operas there. We are planning to see his Cats as well, ASAP. Can't wait. Hope you find some awesome videos out there!

emoticon See you this morning LOL I soooooooo, don't want to come in this morning.

Oh yes! I painted the guest bathroom yesterday and it simply looks fantastic. Pelican blue, wasn't sure I liked it at first, but it's beginning to grow on me.

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CHANGES4KAREN 7/1/2009 12:55AM

    By the way, what a scintillating description of the opera. I am intrigued by the Phantom of the Opera myself. The last opera I have seen was about two years ago and it was thoroughly wonderful. I adore the opulence of opera. The voices in a good opera are stunning and amazing to behold. I remember the musical score of the phantom as dramatic with flair and passion. It simply seized me. Though I do not really listen to opera at home, I wonder why, since I enjoy the visual so much. I may be compelled to look into some further and see if I may enjoy a little home listening. I don't like the opera music on the radio though. I believe it would require finding artists that I enjoy. Well, I am glad you enjoyed this exciting rendition of the Phantom of the Opera and the special effects. I feel almost sure that you'll not soon forget your experience. Wow!

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CHANGES4KAREN 7/1/2009 12:34AM

    Glad you enjoyed your experiences at the museum. Sounds like you garnered some valuable insights as well. I enjoy art and history as well. They are excellent vehicles for discovery of the world around us through a subjective point of view. I hope you enjoy your following trip as much as the first. Hope you are settling in at home again. Wishing you well! Karen

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Don't Quit

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,

And you feel like the biggest failure in town.

When you want to give up just because you gave in,

and forget all about being healthy and thin.

So What! You went over your points a bit,

It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.

It's learning the skills to get back in your range.

It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.

You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."

It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.

You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,

if you summon the will to get back in the race.

But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,

Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.

And learn too late when the damage is done,

that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.

Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,

but facing each challenge will help you grow.

Success is failure turned inside out,

the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.

When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,

If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!

- Author Unknown

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What A Difference A Day Makes

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A great day off! Woke at 5:00, bathed and off to the flea market. No blind blowing remarkable buys but did manage to purchase produce for the week and found two new shades of nail color at a good price. I also found a few items for my daughter and hubby found a couple of pictures for the home.

Then it was back home to prepare lunch and then I went off to the sewing room to tackle the magazine rack project I have been working on. I finished it and it looks fantastic. Stark white with dark green ivy stenciled on it. I also painted two bird houses to match it and now have them setting on the corner shelf in the master bath.

I also managed to complete the eight cushions for the patio furniture that I have been putting off for months. Green with white shasta daisy buttons. Now if I can just keep the new kittens off them!

Hubby and I then took off on the 45 minute drive out of town to visit the small market where we like to get our groceries, and then it was back to the house where I curled up in bed with a new book and ended up napping while hubby took off to go fishing. A great day! Ready to start the new week!

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THECABBIE 6/15/2009 9:44PM

    Nice to have a good, productive day isn't it? Especially when the projects are the procrastination variety...

Now, if the rest of the week goes that well, than it's all good!

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_MAOMAO_ 6/15/2009 1:40AM

  Hey, thanx for the grand idea! Mum needs a new mag rack, she threw out the old one months ago. Twas too decrepit to keep. I need to make one. Well, I don't want to build it. But I can paint it, stenciling, tole painting, sponging, whatever I decide. She loves frogs, hehe.
Your pieces sound really pretty. I hope you had lots of fun doing them.

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One Pound Closer To My Goal

Friday, June 12, 2009

Burnt double the calories for the week than expected or aimed at. Calories, carbs, fats, and protein were all maintained. Seeing some muscle definition, not much. Looking forward to seeing a lot more. Lost 4 lb which is more than I was aiming at. Would like to see that stay at a safe slow pace of 2 lb per week. I have a whole wardrobe of clothes I'm waiting to get into. Can't wait till I can wear my "skinny clothes". Even though I know I am a long way from it.
As far as being organized....... I've cleaned out one closet, straightened up my home office, and have all the laundry out of the way. I am still working on my magazine rack. I put another coat on it. One more coat and then I can add my stencils.



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