LUCKYDUCK2   35,223
SparkPoints
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
 
 
LUCKYDUCK2's Recent Blog Entries

Running argument

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My computer and I are not getting along. This has been a roller coaster of crashes and disconnects and ...GAH! It may have to go into the shop again but I just brought it home not long ago and they said it was clean. I have done everything I can from this side and ...again...GAH!

I can be on for awhile and then I either lose my internet connection or my entire system just shuts down. This does not make any sense at all. It is only a little over two years old.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIOL55 11/21/2014 4:30PM

  emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WENKEL1020 11/21/2014 10:39AM

    Be cautious of downloads that claim to fix viruses. I know there are quite a few scams out there. I am sure their are legitimate sites also, but just be careful.

Good luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 11/21/2014 5:43AM

    I supposedly caught a virus and a certain program would fix it so I needed to download and pay up to $100 on a credit card. I tried 3 times but that didn't work so I did a system restore to an earlier time and it worked. We'll see what happens today. It sounds like a problem with your connection but who knows?

Report Inappropriate Comment
CALENSARIEL 11/20/2014 7:04PM

    Blond and clueless here. I sure hope you can get it sorted out, however. Can a Geek Squad person from Best Buy come to your house to see if the problem might actually be there with your connection? We did have a problem with ours dropping out for just seconds every few minutes. Had Comcast out here five times in six weeks. They replaced everything they could think of and it's finally working ok. What a headache for you. Especially as you use it for business. How about hooking someone else's laptop or something up to your connection to see if it does the same thing? Sympathetic Hugs, Calen~

Report Inappropriate Comment
UMBILICAL 11/20/2014 1:42PM

  shut down

Report Inappropriate Comment


So many negative emotions

Monday, November 17, 2014

I finally get my computer back up and running and ....NOOOOO! I was just starting to get into the swing of things when I lost my connection again. This time, the local power company was digging a trench for new homes and they cut the line in half for RC Tech that went to their tower. When it was finally fixed...my new modem no longer was recognized by my computer and as I tried to reinstall...it said it WAS installed. The IP address was not being recognized by it. After a couple of days of working on this...then the new Router hung up. It would let me use a USB cord but not wireless connection which we needed for all of our computers for our business , etc. I finally have everything back up as of now at 2 pm. So, this emotion was FRUSTRATION.

Well, it is official. I am still cancer free! All my tests came back GREAT. 3 years now behind me for this second type cancer. YAY! Lab work, ultrasound, and scan show I am doing very well. The only thing that needs addressing is the fact my thyroid levels are low yet so easy fix with adjusting again on the med. My Vitamin D level has again tanked so again , an easy fix. 50,000 mg a week for 3 months and then I need to take 5000 mg a day with an over the counter brand to try and maintain it. Thank you GOD for answered prayers and to all the friends and family who offered them up for me. This emotion was FEAR since I have had two different types of cancer now but I have been Blessed again.

Last, and the most difficult...a beautiful young woman lost her battle with a brain tumor that came on fast. Her name is Katie. She was the daughter of a friend of mine and only in her late 20's. A young mother with two small daughters and a new baby girl who is only a month and a half old. This so breaks my heart. Katie was having headaches and was thought to be having migraines as a complication of pregnancy. She finally insisted on a brain scan and she had a stage four tumor. The first surgery was in SF's. Then they went to MD Anderson in Texas and had her second surgery. She was allowed to come home for Thanksgiving and then the plan was to return there for Chemo and radiation. She was a Warrior! The day after arriving home, she started having cognitive problems and then seizures. She was flown to SF's and later that same day, pronounced brain-dead. Wed, we will honor her life her in WTN and Thurs, her funeral will be in Pierre. My heart breaks for her husband and daughters and for her Dad Gary. He lost her mother to cancer only 4 or 5 years ago. Now, his beautiful daughter. This cancer took her life in under 3 months. This emotion is GRIEF and SAD.

I just have not been able to accept this as real yet.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MSLZZY 11/21/2014 5:46AM

    So much heartache and pain for that young woman and her family. You have my deepest sympathy. But rejoice in being cancer free. Take the meds that help and work to do the best you can. May you be blessed with continued good health!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WENKEL1020 11/19/2014 10:52AM

    Soooooo happy for your news of being cancer free. I can relate to the anxiety as I have been battling with this dreaded disease for 22 years. I am ever thankful for every year the good Lord gives me. Prayer is a powerful thing.
Sorry to hear of you friend's daughter. Sending a prayer for you and her family.

Hoping your computer troubles are fixed and stay fixed. emoticon


Report Inappropriate Comment
CALENSARIEL 11/17/2014 11:55PM

    Congratulations and prayers of thanksgiving for your great news about the cancer. This news has been a long time coming, has it not? And condolences on the death of your friend. My b-i-l has been struggling with lung cancer for two years now. They'd given him a year. It's such a roller coaster isn't it.

As to the computers, you can't live with 'em and your can't run a business without 'em. Good luck getting everything squared away.

Hugs,
Calen~

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIOL55 11/17/2014 10:16PM

  Wow, this really puts things in perspective. Let us all live our lives to the fullest. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Ultimate goal weight

Saturday, November 01, 2014



We all have that magic number we want to see on the scale one day.

What is yours and why did you pick it?
__________

Mine is 155. Why? I remember feeling my BEST at that weight. It is the middle of the weight scale for what doctors recommend for my height.

Over time, the number on the scale has lost its hold on me. Now, my ultimate goal weight is to feel healthy. To not tire out so easily and to feel stronger.

One day, I will reach my number goal weight but....I plan on working harder on my good health goals and that is eating better and moving more.

The scale is my last measure of success now.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MSLZZY 11/21/2014 5:48AM

    We all have a magic number. I found it once but decided it was unrealistic. Now I am letting my body tell me what makes more sense. Guess 145-150 is what it wants.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CALENSARIEL 11/4/2014 12:26AM

    I've always shot for 170. No clue why, to be honest. Only missed it by 14 lbs. the last swing of the pendulum. The insurance tables suggest weight for me is like 135, There's just no way I feel that's reasonable for me. Blah...

Report Inappropriate Comment
LUCKYDUCK2 11/2/2014 9:39PM

    I have no doubt that you WILL reach your goal SIOL55. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIOL55 11/2/2014 7:51PM

  I would love to get down to 165. I'm so close. There is no reason I can't do it by the end of the year. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Working on that new mindset

Wednesday, October 29, 2014



I don't think this can be emphasized enough. DIETS don't work. If we don't learn new healthy habits that can last a lifetime... we are destined to repeat our mistakes and once again have to be on a DIET.

This journey to good health for me is:

Body: learn to move it more . We need exercise. Feed it right. Try new recipes and find that balance in nutrients. Experiment . Eat for good health and not for emotional responses.

Mind: We have to identify our triggers and modify our responses to stress. We need to retrain our stinking thinking and be open to new ideas. We need to let go of perfectionism.

Soul: every day feed our Souls with time set aside for ourselves. No guilt allowed.

We all have a circle of family and friends that we love and would do anything for if asked. Well, it is time to include ourselves in that circle. It is not selfish to take care of self. It is good self-esteem. It is caring about what we need as much as we do for our family and friends.

I am just taking a quick break here and rambling off my thoughts rather fast as I need to get back to work in my studio. Hugs to all and have a healthy day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MSLZZY 10/30/2014 9:40AM

    But the thoughts are excellent! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great Thursday! HUGS!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIOL55 10/29/2014 9:51PM

  emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSANSPAINTBOX 10/29/2014 4:00PM

    Love your mindset! Just what I needed to read today, thanks for sharing emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CALENSARIEL 10/29/2014 3:10PM

    You know, if I had something to do to keep my mind and hands busy simultaneously I'd been in a great place to change my lifestyle... Know of anything? emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Creating healthy habits, not Restrictions

Sunday, October 26, 2014



Healthy habits without Restrictions? When I first started this "journey", that seemed like a contradiction of terms. How could I lose weight without restricting myself from the foods I loved? Dieting comes with Restrictions, right? They go hand in hand.

EVERY time I have gone on a Diet...I have failed because I could NOT maintain the restrictions I put on myself. Short term, yes. Long term, no. Even when I first found SP and started here...I was in DIET mode. Slowly, over time and reading articles here and with the help of other Sparkers...my mindset slowly started to change. I realized I would be on a DIET the rest of my life if I did not learn new habits that I could maintain and not feel restricted with.

I have a long way to go yet but I have learned that I don't have to restrict any foods. The biggie was portion control.

Also, it was time that I learned to take control of guilt. No guilt allowed. ???? right? What made me feel guilty was eating that piece of cake, that sweet, that food that everyone else got to eat but I shouldn't because I was on a DIET. Now, I ask myself...do I want it? If the answer is yes, I give myself permission to eat it. I am in control of that decision. Then, find a quiet spot and savor it with no distractions and go on about my day. I use to say NO!!! I cannot have that piece of Cake!!! NO Vicki ...don't you dare eat it. Rats! You ate it. Now you have blown your DIET for today so what the heck...have another piece. No control here.

Which lead to another bad habit. The habit of starting over tomorrow which lead to starting over next Monday which added up to so many "start overs" that soon a month and even a year would pass and all I had done was start over. Now, I start over on the SAME day with the next meal or snack. The key is logging for me. Many times the number in my head is far worse then what is on the food journal.

So for now, my two healthy habits are permission (to control quilt and be in control) and portion control ( hey, I still do have to be smart about the amount eaten) .

I am NOT on a Diet. I am learning to eat the way a healthy in control person should naturally, with no restrictions.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CALENSARIEL 10/28/2014 4:22PM

    "Which lead to another bad habit. The habit of starting over tomorrow which lead to starting over next Monday which added up to so many "start overs" that soon a month and even a year would pass and all I had done was start over. .."

That is without a doubt my biggest issue of all. Sometimes I think I should change my name to Scarlett O'Hara! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WENKEL1020 10/27/2014 12:20PM

    Very well said. Thank you for this, it is a great reminder of how I need to change habits, not look for a quick fix.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 10/26/2014 9:19PM

    emoticon emoticon
Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FORZACHANDMATT 10/26/2014 8:43PM

    This is a great reminder that it's a life style change

Report Inappropriate Comment
KEEPITUP62 10/26/2014 8:25PM

    You have a clear idea of how to eat. And.it's true. This is not a short term diet but a long term lifestyle commitment.

Susan emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LEANIE64 10/26/2014 8:14PM

    emoticon Sounds like you have some wonderful strategies..and too I think you are on the right path.. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Last Page