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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Did ya'll forget about me?!?!? Well guess what????? I"M BACK!!!! With 30 extra pounds to take off! Please let me hear from you guys-I;ve missed you all!-Leslie emoticon

  
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NEWKIM1 9/19/2009 8:12PM

    I missed ya! I have been gone...and back again...weighing what I did when I started last time...but I need to shake it off and move on, right! And we can move on together again! yeah!!! Catch me up!!

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SUPREME5 4/23/2009 9:31PM

    i most certanly did miss you . were are going to go hunting i want to find the little emoticon who sent thier pounds on our doorstep. i am up 10 # i did things right except the sweets got to me this month and i don't have a sweet tooth but getting old maby thats my storie and i am sticking to it any way gf you and i are going to lose it together
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QUILTINGB52 4/23/2009 8:39PM

    Sooooooooo.......you've been hiding!!!! Glad to see you emerging back with the gang!!!!!

You can help me get off my pogo stick....this yo-yo-ing is getting me nowhere!!!

Glad to have you back among the troops!!!

~Ann

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CHUNKSTER63 4/20/2009 12:38PM

    So glad to have you back and with that fire in your belly your ready to take on the best thing you have ever done for yourself and I am both happy for you and proud of you. You (we) can do this your not alone. Nor shall you ever be.

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NOMORESTALLING 4/20/2009 11:46AM

    Many happy returnings! This is the PLACE girl! glad you came back rather than continue struggling with this on your own! Together we are stronger and mightier! LET"S KICK THIS WEIGHT TO THE CURB!

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HUGGERS1 4/20/2009 11:30AM

    Leslie, It is so good to hear from you. I know you can do this. I am glad you are back :) I am there with you on needing to take off some extra. We will do it together.

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Amber

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MICHAELEWELLS 4/18/2009 10:56AM

    Hi glad your back.


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MARTY19 4/18/2009 7:06AM

    Morning Leslie,
I'm glad you're back. Where were you? I missed seeing you on the boards. Don't worry. I'm sure your back on the wagon and those pounds will be gone soon.

Marty

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TRACYZABELLE 4/18/2009 1:39AM

    Hey hunny! I am so glad to see you back! We can lose those pounds together sweetie! Muahhhhhh!

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Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Well, my computer is sick and sometimes I can get online and other times I can't so I got lucky today! I hope that everyone is having a great start to the New Year! I am starting off right by re-dedicating my life to God. I will have to change a lot of things (mainly my attitude!) but with His grace and a lot of prayers, it will be ok!

I have completely fallen of the healthy eating wagon and not being able to exercise much is not helping at all. I don't know why I am having so much trouble getting motivated this time. Depression is a factor and my Doctor has started me on some new medication so maybe it will help. I miss going to Bootcamp. My friends call from there and that is sweet, they say it's not "chatty" anymore since I've been gone. Imagine that! LOL emoticon.

Enough about me-how are ya'll doing????? Let me hear from you-I miss you guys too! God Bless You-Leslie

  
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ALZADAGRACE 1/9/2009 7:59PM

    I'm glad you are still around, give that darn computer a pop on the side!!

I'm sure the boot camp missing you, I only know you on here and I miss you as well!

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CHOCMOM 1/9/2009 5:28PM

  Leslie - I am sure they do miss you at Boot Camp. I am going to the 6 am class and I am very proud of myself, since I joined in the middle of November - I have only missed one day. I keep telling myself to try and go twice a day, like Darlene was doing, but I am not there yet.

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TRACYZABELLE 1/8/2009 7:50AM

    Leslie,
I like that you are still smiling and blogging when you can. After open heart surgery, depression is NORMAL remember that..I hope you are feeling back to your happier active on track person soon! Love you much,

TracyZ

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CINNIEMAY 1/7/2009 3:19PM

    take care of yourself!!!

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LINDA! 1/6/2009 10:16PM

    I am glad that the meds are working for you...hoping you have a wonderful 2009!

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NEWKIM1 1/6/2009 8:44PM

    Hey you!!! So glad to hear from you.

I know that once you starting giving your life over to God again...fully...it will all fall into place and the weight will fall off.

I did the same thing this past month, I wasn't able to work out because of an injury, then I got sick...I pushed that all aside on the 4th and got back on the wagon. I almost put 20 pounds back on in a month! Can you believe that!!! My clothes are SNUG!!! I mean SNUG!! And above all of that, I felt like crap. I was crabby and cried more and yelled a lot more...I had no motivation and no will power.

I had the 23rd of Dec to the 5th of January off from work, so you would think I would get a ton of stuff done...nothing, I have nothing to show for that time off, except for my weight gain.

But that is all going to change, and this is the last holiday/vacation I will allow myself to go back to my old ways because of depression/injury/illness. I am in control of my life, and it is going to stay that way.

I miss you and so glad to see you were on today! Take care of you!!! Do what you need to do...just make sure you come back now and then!

Love ya lots,
Kim

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MARTY19 1/6/2009 8:06PM

    I'm so glad your back. I have been wondering where you were. You have been through alot and that will affect your motivation. I hope the new meds work for you. I'll be here for you if you need to vent.
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HUGGERS1 1/6/2009 6:21PM

    I am so glad you posted today :) I miss seeing you around the site. I am glad your friends from bootcamp call you. It is so important to feel missed in the things you like the most.

I am praying that you can find medicine that works and find the right motivation to take care of you :) I want to see you on here. I know this year is going to be better than 2008 because maybe we can keep you out of the hospital and on track. I am starting off slow but I am getting back in the swing of things.

How is physical therapy??? Take care of yourself, YOU ARE LOVED!!!!!!!!!

ps. If I am coming to Jonesboro soon I will let you know :)
hugs
Amber

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SUPREME5 1/6/2009 5:24PM

    well you have the right aittude to start the 2009 off right.
i hope yopur med is working. we want to keep you around for awhile with the big grin. you wear it well.naomi looks like a cute chick don't you think. we will always be here so don't bottle up everything. grab me and vent girl it makeks one feel sooooooooooooo good belive me. stay happy and see ya later
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LIFES*2*SHORT 1/6/2009 5:05PM

  Christmas is a difficult time for many people. I am glad to see you back though... and it sounds like your friends would love to have you at bootcamp too. :O) Start slowly again. You'll get there! AND... the Goonies will always be here for you!

N

ps... things are good for me! Changed my pic... that's about it! :P)

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Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas. This year doesn't seem right to me at all because of the events of the past couple of months but I really have a lot to be thankful for and I thank God that I am still alive to even be here this Christmas season. Most people around here seem so wrapped up with the bad economy and buying presents and hanging on to their homes and all these different things and that is understandable...BUT... whether Jesus was really born on Dec 25 (I don't think He was) or not, it is the day that we chose to celebrate His birth and it all seems to be forgotten this year by so many people. My neighbor's kids said that Christmas was all about getting presents and they are old enough to know better. (and they even go to church every Sunday). That really weighs heavy on my heart this year. I didn't even put up my Nativity Scene and that is the first thing that goes up at my house every year.

My prayer for everyone this year is to remember why we have Christmas and just for a second sometime during the day, thank God that Jesus was born and did what He did for us. I also pray that God give each & every person on this earth a special blessing. I hope that He wraps His arms around a homeless person and reminds him/her that they are loved, I hope He saves someone from dying too soon (no telling how many of us will live through the day because He is watching over us!!!) I hope he turns an alcoholic or a drug addict's life around and shows them that there is so much more to life. I hope that He brings peace to our world. He can do anything.

"Mary did you know that your baby boy will someday rule the nations?" I LOVE that song by Kenny Rogers & Winona. That baby boy has sure blessed me over & over in the past 51 years and I want to thank Him and wish Him a Happy Birthday.

Peace and love be with each and every one and God Bless You!-Leslie emoticon emoticon

  
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HUGGERS1 12/30/2008 10:14PM

    Leslie, Thank you so much for this blog. I am sorry I didn't comment on it earlier. You are so true that we keep commercializing Christmas instead of celebrating the Birth, Death and Ressurection of our SAVIOR.

I am praying that your new year is blessed by our LORD and you reap the benefits of your new health this next year. You have come along way in 2008 and it hasn't been easy. I know that you are determined and I know that you will walk with me in 2009 to better health and a knowledge that we will meet on the streets of Gold celebrating our Savior's willingness to sacrifice for US :)

hugs to you
amber

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CUDDY521 12/23/2008 8:42PM

    Dear Leslie, Merry Christmas & a Happy Healthy New Year!!

Blessings, Cuddy emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CINNIEMAY 12/23/2008 6:58PM

    I agree that there are a lot of people that forget what this season is about. But I think that there is more people coming to the realization of what it is about!

Thanks for the blog!

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TRACYZABELLE 12/23/2008 5:15PM

    AMEN leslie, we have a lot to be thankful for that is true! Merry Christmas back at you!

TracyZ

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SUPREME5 12/23/2008 1:26PM

    good blog
seasons greetings ha a good xmas
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ALZADAGRACE 12/23/2008 1:23PM

    Thank you Sweetie! I wish you all the best and a very healthy new year!!

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MARTY19 12/23/2008 9:06AM

    Thank you so much for this. It is so easy to lose sight of the real meaning of Christmas with all the hoopla that surrounds us. I wish you a blessed Christmas.

Marty

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Thank you again...

Monday, December 15, 2008


Hi Guys! First I want to thank each and every one of you for all of the prayers, thoughts, e-mails, cards, letters, comment, well-wishes and thoughts. Every one of them has helped make this recovery a little easier. I am feeling stronger and the pain has reduced a lot. I am still dealing with the extra fluid and 3 of my surgical sites have become infected. The only one I really worry about is the graft site on my leg (because of being Diabetic) so if I could just ask all of you for one more round of prayers-it would be to heal my leg.
Thank you ahead of time!

I know that I have been very selfish during this whole thing and that is not like me but I have been scared to death.This was all so sudden and this time of year is hard anyway. I do think of each and everyone of you and you all remain in my prayers. I'm afraid that I have lost track of a lot because I haven't felt like getting on the computer very much. I will have to start all over with my food tracking and everything. I have been bored and depressed and eating everything in sight for days now. My sugars are crazy and starting tomorrow I will be keeping an honest food diary again. It will be a while before I can get back into things but Cardiac Rehab says that if this infection clears up and I don't have any further problems, I might be able to return to bootcamp in 2-3 months. That was good news to me!

Saturday night was Bobby's Christmas Party at work. They were all so very nice to us during this mess and made sure that Bobby had a Gift Card for Cracker Barrel so he could eat a good Thanksgiving meal. Wasn't that sweet? He told me tonight though that I hurt his feelings because I've been griping about not getting to have Thanksgiving like every other year. He said "you hurt my feelings because I spent Thanksgiving with you in the hospital and we were together and I even shared my broccoli casserole with you...we had Thanksgiving together and you were alive!" Sure made me take my head out of the sand! I guess I have been a big baby through this whole thing.
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Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I'm among the living and wanted to thank you for everything and wish you all a very Merry CHRISTmas!!!-Leslie emoticon

  
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ALZADAGRACE 12/18/2008 6:37PM

    I'm so happy you have someone who loves you so much!! That is something that is very hard to find, so give him a hug for me! emoticon well, ok, then give him a hug for you too!!

It is alight to be selfish sometimes, you have been through so darn much stuff, the good news is you are still here and hanging in there!

Love the new profile pic, very cute kiddos!!

Take care, oh and you really do have my prayers, always!

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HUGGERS1 12/18/2008 12:53PM

    I am glad you are doing better. I will definitely be praying for the infection to heal quickly. I do hope that your food is on track and you are able to get your sugar down. Remember you are precious and needed so take it slow and one step at a time.

sending you big hugs
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you as well.

Amber

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MARTY19 12/16/2008 11:51AM

    Well, he does have a point but since you were in the hospital and in pain, you are forgiven.
I am so glad to hear that things are improving. I will add prayers that the infection in the 3 sites heals very rapidly

Hugs
Marty

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CINNIEMAY 12/16/2008 11:02AM

    I pray that you have a full recovery and be back at it soon! I am sure that he was really worried about you and is relieved that you are doing better! You take care of yourself and that husband.

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MOB8/2009 12/16/2008 9:10AM

    Sometimes we just HAVE to be selfish, but I'm always glad when those times are over, aren't you? Looks like you are on the mend (prayers for leg wound already off!) and your sweet, supportive husband is right there by your side. You look wonderful! And next year, you can do your more traditional Thanksgiving if you like, but I personally think Cracker Barrel does a great job!!! emoticon

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SUPREME5 12/16/2008 2:37AM

    HI LESLIE,
GOOD TO SEE YOU ARE A BIT BETTER. JUST DON'T GET INTO A RUSH. PLEASE DON'T TRY TO OVERDO IT. I KNOW IT'S BORING BUT I HAVE FAITH THAT ALL YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH WILL BE FOR A GOOD CAUSE ( YOU). SENDING PRAYERS FOR YOU AND MAY YOU AND YOURS ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS
TAKE CARE
DORENE
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CUDDY521 12/15/2008 11:58PM

    Dear Leslie, Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year`s to you & your family!!
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TRACYZABELLE 12/15/2008 11:48PM

    YOU LOOK MAHVELOUS!! I am so happy to see you with a smile on your face. YOu make such a beautiful couple. I hope that your sites heal fast and you are back the same ole hilarious Leslie we knwo and love! MUAHHHHHHHHHH!

Love u much!

TracyZ

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Blah....

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Well I started swelling real bad and had to go back to the doctor again. I have gained 27 pounds in fluid and am technically in heart failure. I stay so tired. The pain is improving but my heart is not. My ejection fraction has dropped to 40-45% and in Aug it was 56-64% (normal)

I know that everyone has problems and a lot of them are worse than mine, but this is just too much, too soon ^ too sudden for me! I can't stand not being active, it is driving me insane!

Thanks for listening. Hope you are all doing well-Leslie

  
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ALZADAGRACE 12/11/2008 6:45PM

    It sure seems to be hitting you alot lately. I hope you pull out of it sooner rather than later, there young lady.

Don't give up!

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NEWKIM1 12/10/2008 7:48PM

    You are in my prayers!!!! Hang in there and don't give up. Do you have a good book to read? Take care of you! God is trying to tell you something....listen! Spend some time with him in your quiet time...you have plenty of time to be active when you get better! Listen to your body and your doctors!

Love ya lots!
Kim

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TRACYZABELLE 12/10/2008 12:26AM

    Oh sweetheart, I am so sorry you are feeling so poorly. I will be praying for a speedy recovery for you, we need you around! Love you much!

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CUDDY521 12/9/2008 11:51PM

    Dear Leslie, May the Lord make you well again,
keep the faith, you are in my thoughts & prayers..

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CINNIEMAY 12/9/2008 9:00PM

    Dear Lord, I pray that you will lift up this wonderful woman and heal her. I pray that you will encourage her and strengthen her. Lead her doctors Lord to help her to be well again. Help her to have peace during this trying time! In your precious name
Amen!

Take care my friend! Cindy

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MARTY19 12/9/2008 7:49PM

    This is just a bump in the road. You will get through this and get back to being yourself. The doctor will find a way of getting rid of ther fluid and that will be the start of recovery. You aren't a quitter and I don't expect you to start now. It will get better - have faith. I will be praying every night and one of them has your name on it.
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QUILTINGB52 12/9/2008 3:26PM

    Am keeping you safely in my prayers & thoughts!! Take it slow & easy, take good care of yourself!!

God Bless!

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SUPREME5 12/9/2008 3:15PM

    YOU TAKE CARE GIRL ANYONE WHO IS SICK IS SICK NO MATTER HOW BAD BUT YOU MUST FIGHT FOR YOURSELF TOO.
27# of water is a lot or water hope they can help to get it gone. take care sending prayers your way
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LINDA! 12/9/2008 3:13PM

    So sorry about the health problems. Please try to take good care of yourself. Follow the doctor's orders. God will take care of you!!! We are here anytime as well. emoticon

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