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New Year's Resolutions for 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 was a big, fat, bust as far as my New Year's Resolutions go.

Here are a few of them:

Prepare 12 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child: I prepared about 6. :(
Find a full time TEACHING job. :( Nope.
Lose eighty + pounds. :( :( :( I am about the same weight I was this time last year. Actually as of this morning I am about 6 pounds less than I was this time last year. However, the bad part is I am in way worse shape physically than I was this time last year. I have lost lots of muscle. I have CELLULITE on the backs of my thighs and on my stomach!! (That's new). I have completely quit working out. I have ballooned. Not my weight really, but losing all that muscle has caused my tummy to balloon out. I swear I look like a white, blubbery version of Mike Wizowski!


To make things worse, I believe I now have plantar fasciitis. For a few months now I have had an on and off pain in my left heel. It's now constant and now my other heel is starting to get a small pain in it. I have researched the pain and I believe that the pain is caused by plantar fascittis which is an inflammation of the tendon that runs from the arch of my foot all the way back to the heel. I have researched what I should do to make it better, and it appears that treatment involves light stretching anf orthopedic inserts in my shoes. I have no health insurance, so going to the doctor is a last resort. I looked up the stretches online and am looking for a Dr. Scholl's kiosk so I can figure out if they will help before I have to go pay lots of money to see a podiatrist. :/

Well this blog entry is entitled "New Year's Resolutions" and I guess now that I have given you a run down about all that has been going on I should discuss that.

Resolution #1:

Resolution #2: To Lose 57 pounds down to weigh 180 pounds by 2013.

Resolution #3: To reduce my credit card debt by 20% by 2013.

I will discuss my map on how to reach of these goals in the next few days blog posts.

My food plan tomorrow...

Breakfast: cereal with FF milk.
Water with lemon

Snack: Raw Veggies.

Lunch: Lean Burger with tomatoes, guacamole, pickles, salsa, Laughing cow cheese and 2 tortillas.
Apple slices.
Green tea.

Snack: Raw Veggies.

Dinner: Brown beans.
Baked Ham.

Exercise: 5 Minute Warm up and 15 Minute Denise Austin upper body ore complete with the exercise ball. I am limited in what I can do thanks to my stupid foot pain.

I forgot to mention that I started using sensa yesterday. I bought the "Free trial." I think it does help me feel full more quickly, but the jury is still out on it thus far. We shall see...

***Please no lectures about "there being no magic pills". I am very well aware after all these years of trying to lose this weight that there are no magic bullets, or easy ways to melt fat away. I know weight loss takes hard work, diligence, and more hard work. However, if it helps me eat a little bit less, it's worth a try. That is where I usually fail so miserably. I overeat. Uncontrollably.

Until tomorrow... :)

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JANDK156 12/28/2011 7:01PM

    I have PF since late July and have show inserts called Powerstep, that cup the hell and cushion it a bit. I think you can order them online. Two different podiatrists recommended them. I've been getting cortisone and novocaine shots into my left heel and the tarsal nerve every 2-3 weeks for about the past 2 months and it seems to help for a bit, then I need to go back for more. I read these "episodes" aren't supposed to last terrible long if you stretch and rest, but I admit I do not rest it. I've now been told to do no more than 30 minutes of walking on it at a time, although doc did say I could do that twice a day, and I'm seeing how it goes. Keep stretching, and if you have pain, fill a water bottle 3/4 up and freeze it, then roll your foot over the frozen bottle for some relief.

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BRAVENEWGRL 12/28/2011 9:51AM

    I totally sympathize with you about feeling like 2011 was a total bust. I guess if I just look at it from a weight loss perspective, it truly was a bust. What's the saying? Fall 7 times, stand up 8...

You can do this! Deep breaths!

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NELLIEC 12/28/2011 12:46AM

    I certainly think you have some good goals. So now comes working on them day by day and remembering that if you mess up, just get going on them again!

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I would love to lose weight, but NOT this way! TMI...

Friday, December 09, 2011

I have the stomach virus.

I had a migraine last night so I slept in late as long as I could. Got up with an hour to go before I had to be at my substitute teaching job. The first thing I did after feeding my kids breakfast was go blow up the toilet... emoticon

From that point on it has been all downhill.

I got up so late that as soon as I realized I was geting sick, it was too late to call for another sub. So I came to work, taking diarrhea meds and Ibuprofen. Te former has stopped, however, now my stomach is burning and I am in pain! I called for a sub half day and I am sure that I will pay for it later, as they often will not call you for awhile if you turn down job.

But this is really what is best for me and the students I am with today.

My stomach hurts so bad. I don't know how I am going to last another hour.

So food for me today will not be an issue.

Everyone have a great day and avoid the stomach bug if you can!

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LBSPOERL 12/10/2011 12:13PM

    Ouch!! I hate it when that happens. I hope you are feeling better today & I'm glad you did what was best for your health & the kids!

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MARVEEME 12/9/2011 10:58PM

    My prayers are with you!

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DGIRLBABY13 12/9/2011 10:46AM

    Feel better! You poor thing :( emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 12/9/2011 10:41AM

    Oh no!! Hope you feel better soon!!!!

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LILRED75 12/9/2011 10:39AM

  No, that's not the way to lose weight. Hopefully it is only the 24 hour kind.

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Where, oh where, has my motivation gone?

Thursday, December 08, 2011

No Motivation.

Zip. Nada. Zero.

And I keep ballooning by the minute. emoticonI weighed yesterday, and was up 5 pounds. Back up into the 230's. emoticon

I have no one to blame except myself.

I had a fibromyalgia flare & haven't worked out in months. My body is getting jiggly, bloated, and gross again, and I don't know how to stop it from happening. I keep trying to get back on the dieting wagon, but I can't seem to do it.

My Grandma passed away the morning after Thanksgiving, so we have had alot of negative stuff going on. That has definitely affected my motivation.

Any suggestions how I can rev up some motivation... Just enough to get me through the Holidays without gaining anymore? I am in salvation mode and my goal for the next few weeks is to just stabilize my weight. I can wait to the New Year to lose, I just want to make sure I don't gain anymore.

Suggestions, motivational thoughts, any help appreciated!

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MARTHASPARKS 12/8/2011 9:42PM

    Join the 10 minute a day challenge. Just moving that much stretching will loosen up the stiffness from the fibro and make you feel better. All of us can do 10 minutes a day but they add up. They also start hormonal changes that will help you feel better. Feeling lousy, fat and sad is demotivating and when you're chronically ill, it's even worse. Never, ever, ever give up! That and tracking will get you back in the swing of things. We fibro gals can't ever quit moving, nor can we move too much. Moderation is our word. Start slowly. Repeat after me: I am one person and cannot do everything. But just because I cannot do everything does not mean I will not do the one thing that I can do.

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LODYANGEL 12/8/2011 12:34PM

    Thanks for the advice! I know what I should be doing. It's just near impossible to get myself to do it! Just feeling really down about everything...

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CBAUMG09 12/8/2011 12:16PM

    Hello, I totally understand where you are. Today is the day to begin again. This past summer I was in emotional crisis. I had some ladies in my Bible study who realized what was happening and they came along side to help. I did end up going to the doctor for some help with anxiety because I thought I had a stroke. Do you have a friend who can be on this journey with you? I have a friend that exercises/walks with me 6 out of 7 days. We motivate each other. We cheer each other on. I understand the fibromyalgia. Do movement in short 10 minutes sections. I find that helps. Drinking adequate water helps. The skin really feels so different when you drink enough. I am a massage therapist, I can always tell which of my clients drink water. Just begin with little steps, better little than no steps at all. With eating I find that I need to drink a glass of water 1/2 hour before we eat. That way I already feel somewhat satisfied. Use a smaller plate at meal times. Today plates are made bigger than they used to be. If you are still hungry after your plate is empty, wait a little whil, if still hungry, eat more vegetables. Vegetables are low in calories, high in nutrition. Hope I have been able to encourage you, like others have encouraged me.
I will be praying for you. don't give up, you are not alone! emoticon

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A pain in the neck!

Friday, October 21, 2011

emoticon My neck is hurting. I don't know what I have done to it but it is really hurting from where it "joins" my spine between my shoulders all the way up into the left side of my head. I keep catching myself leaning forward because it is hurting so bad. I took 2 Tylenol, but so far it hasn't touched it. I don't know if I slept on it wrong or what the deal is. I just don't need this right now. I'm at work so I can't even lie on a heating pad and try to get it to stop hurting. I substitute teach and today I am in second grade and I am afraid that being in pain will lead me to be "Short" with the kids. UGH!

emoticonI was suppose to run yesterday, but the weather was so cold and miserable I skipped it which means today is the day. However, if I can't get this kink out of my neck I don't know how it is gonna be possible. Like I said I don't even wanna sit up straight! emoticon Maybe I will do some very light stretching before I have to go pick the class up from PE.

Food has not been good. I am just trying to eat healthy and I have done okay but I'm PMS-ing and I have been eating too much. Grr... emoticon So the plan is to eat healthy and try to limit the quantity of what I am eating.

Easier said than done.

Well off to my day!

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NELLIEC 10/21/2011 10:42PM

    I know how pain can take over your life. I hope you feel better soon!

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I was going to show you just how tough I was...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

...By going out to run this morning before work. However, I got up and it was still raining emoticonand the wind was blowing. So I checked the weather and we were getting wind gusts up to 40 miles an hour and the temperature was only in the 30's. So I knew if I went I would be cold and miserable, not to mention risking my safety with wind gusts that high...so I am going to try to do it this afternoon.

emoticonThe kids have a soccer game tonight. I am really hoping that it will get rained out. It's just so cold outside, I know we all will be miserable if they decide to play. I really think that the field will be too muddy though. I guess I will find out soon enough.

I am still trying to fight my way through PMS. I hate PMS. It is so horrible. I always end up gaining during PMS week- or weeks and its just because I am always hungry and I have a horrible craving for chocolate and comfort food. The Boyfriend decided he didn't want to cook tonight (he cooks almost every night), so I made fiesta chicken in the crockpot before I left the house. So when I get home there will be no scrounging to find something to cook. Wah-la! Dinner will be served! emoticon
The best part is it is healthy...and healthy is good! :)

emoticonMy baby sister is getting married this weekend...outdoors. So far the forecast is calling for no rain, but temps will only be about 60 degrees. emoticonShe always wanted a Fall wedding. emoticon I just hope it all works out beautifully.

Well I am having too much fun with these emoticons. So I guess I'm off to earn some more sparkpoints. Everyone have a blessed day! emoticon

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NELLIEC 10/21/2011 10:38PM

    Actually 60 degrees sounds good. (Though there are some who don't like it.)

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MARTHASPARKS 10/20/2011 5:20PM

    I hope your day is blessed, too.

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JERIBERI1 10/20/2011 2:01PM

    I wouldn't run in the early morning in this weather, either. It was bad enough last night in the rain and 45. Hopefully the weather will clear up soon. My daughter got married on Oct 1st. It was 56 degree and cloudy, but no rain. Your sister's wedding will be good at 60. Have fun with the wedding :-)

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