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30/365 Sleep

Thursday, January 31, 2013

emoticon This it the hardest thing for me - SLEEP.

I wake up during the night to go to the bathroom - - - so I try not to drink too much after 7 emoticon

I wake up in pain - - - so I been sleeping on the couch (it helps to elevate my legs & back)

I wake up w arm numb - - - I try to use the pillows to hold my neck right

Some nights like last night are really bad. I slept on the couch; on the floor; on the bed; on the love seat and then back onto the floor.

Prayerfully the paperwork is correct and my insurance is being process dont understand why 45 days but @ least the process is started. Then once its all started I can work on getting my follow up test done and see what can be done for the continual pain where I had the spinal fusion and for the nerve issues in my neck.

Well night all and may sleep and I get along tonight emoticon

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DAISY443 2/1/2013 9:53AM

    I hope you are able to resolve the sleep problems once your insurance kicks in and you get back to regular doctor care!

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BEEJAY49 2/1/2013 4:12AM

    I hope you can get some relief soon. HUGS!

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ONBEACHSIDE 2/1/2013 1:35AM

    Maga, nights suck! That's even what my doc says to me. I try to tell him I have a TV for distraction but he insists that at night it is much harder to keep your mind off the pain. It sounds like you are more like me, thinking a change in the surface will help but with not much luck.

I can't recall, do you still have pain medication or are you just suffering along until the insurance is finally worked out?

emoticon when ever you think you can, since nights give no guarantee.

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PEPPYPATTI 1/31/2013 8:58PM

    Sorry you are having such a rough time! I too am having sleeping problems. Hope you sleep well tonight!

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29/365 Food Labels

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Today was our mthy nutrition class as part of win some lose some competition. We discussed serving size which ironically is what I've been working on with my hubby.

Now I have to work on reading the first 3 ingredients; to start eating less of certain things or to completely eliminate them from my daily intake.

It is hard to believe that all my life I was over eating; even when I was skinny. I am learning to eat smaller portions and to have healthier foods in the house.

I think that if my family would have read more label when I was younger mayb me n them would all have been more healthier.

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DAISY443 2/1/2013 9:51AM

    I think the times were different and we reallly didn't understand the impact foods could have on our lives. Having said that, my grandparents fried everything in lard, breaded anything that could be breaded, put gravy on everything and lived to be in their 90s. I'm not advocating it, just sayin'! They also worked 3 times as hard as we do!

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HILLRUNNER 1/31/2013 4:42PM

    Great that you are learning about this now. It's not looking back but forward!!
Way to go and onward to better health!!! emoticon

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KITT52 1/31/2013 9:07AM

    reading labels and watching portions is key to eating healthy

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BEEJAY49 1/31/2013 4:40AM

    Yea, we all would be more healthier if our parents read the labels, but back then they didn't know they should, no big deal to any of us then and that sure put us all in a tight spot. :( At least we can learn to do it now and know what we're eating. :) HUGS!

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28/365 Spark Motivator

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

As some of you know on Sunday I was informed that I m a spark motivator. Totally shocked me - I m truly humbled by this.
I just wonder how can I b a motivator to others when I cant even motivate myself half the time.

For those of you who voted for me thank you and God bless; apparently u c something I don't.

Still having sleeping issues; but I m trying to work on it. I found out today that I should have insurance by about March 13th.

I have decided that I really need to up my workout minutes; I've really easing up on it since I got sick. Other then having to rework out my neck n lower back - I have seem to have fully recovered from being sick. I just need to work back up to what I was doing.

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ORANGE81 2/2/2013 9:58AM

    Congratulation. You help me going and when I read your stuff and know you have such back problems and keep going it helps me go too! emoticon

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HILLRUNNER 1/30/2013 4:48PM

    You deserve the title!!!
Well done and yes, you never know who is watching and how you are helping those around!!! emoticon

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DAISY443 1/30/2013 8:27AM

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/30/2013 8:11AM

    Maga, you are very deserving to be a Spark Motivator!

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BEEJAY49 1/30/2013 4:45AM

    Congratulations! :) HUGS!

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ONBEACHSIDE 1/29/2013 10:14PM

    Congrats on SP Motivator. It was funny because your last post caused me to go to your page to nominate you, only to find out you were one. It sounds recent and you have changed over the years from just the health issues to handling it more than I guess you even realize.


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DBELLE39 1/29/2013 8:17PM

    emoticon on being SP motivator! That's quite an honor. emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 1/29/2013 8:16PM

    Congratulation for being voted motivator. After you are well, and many people are sick, you will be back. emoticon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 1/29/2013 8:05PM

    Way to go on being voted as a Motivator! I too am going to have to work back up to where I was after no exercise for 2 weeks. But we can do it!
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27/365 The Past & Future Me

Monday, January 28, 2013

If I could go back in time and give advice to myself I wouldn't,
As much as I've been thru the molestation as a child; being raped as a teen; having my children young; the domestic violence from my first marriage (including being held hostage n him trying to kill me) and then there is ALL of the health issues. No I wouldn't go back to give advice or to change anything. You may think I'm crazy (well I m a little bit but not cause of this) BUT seriously if anything changed even in the way I think - it would change who I am today.


Now as to the future me (thanx to my friend Pixie) I periodically send my future self a letter; it helps to remind me how far I've come.

I have a long way go in my journey BUT I think I've already learned my most valuable lesson HONESTY. To move forward in life to really move forward in life I have to be honest. Honest about who I am & why I m the way I m & about who I want to be.


I needed to do a dream board; never been good @ these. As much as I love my crafts dream boards n motivational type boards are my downfall. Then I realized I was just thinking too much; my dream board is real easy - its just pictures. Pictures of my family blood as well as others. So hanging in my home there are 2 picture frame collages - pictures of happy times. My dream is for my love ones to be happy.

What will change when I reach my goals - NOTHING. Cause this journey will never end; this is my life. Well there will be one change I will be physically more healthy. I dont want to be skinny I just want to be healthy

1) Why - to get healthy n watch my grands grow up especially the one that I m raising
2) to be able to take care of myself w assistance ( dress myself )
3) I need to contiually push myslef to do things that are difficult; even if it means finding new or different ways
I schedule my gym time; so that it gets done
shop more often to have healhtier n fresher foods
I also pre cook most of my meals; a crock pot of soup evey weekend;
when I lose 20 lbs - lighten my hair
when I lose 50 lbs mani/pedi;
when I lose 75 lbs ? when I lose 100 lbs ?
4) action plan done

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ONBEACHSIDE 1/29/2013 10:07PM

    You have your life in your hands, and they are mighty and steady. I think you are great

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PEPPYPATTI 1/29/2013 1:35PM

    Our lives have traveled similar paths. All of our trials just make us stronger!
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PICKIE98 1/28/2013 2:00PM

    Honesty is so right! Actually, if you asked people if they would change lives with you or another person, FOREVER, they would most likely say no.. Never see my grandpa or sister or best friend again?
Pain helps us remember, but also forget..

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OJ_2_OK 1/28/2013 12:39PM

    Thank you for sharing your story. Its very inspirational. And I'm honored to be on the same team as you! As for your rewards, they sound fantastic, but you should do smaller ones along the way! Those are large gaps that will take a lot of work! You deserve it!

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SANDY-TOES 1/28/2013 11:49AM

Great blog.
You have been through a lot, you are strong!

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DAISY443 1/28/2013 10:36AM

    You are a wise woman! Congrats on your brave journey!

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36ROCK 1/28/2013 10:27AM

    You are a Surivor! Our past shapes us into the people we are today. Keep believing in yourself your doing a great job!

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NGCHILD 1/28/2013 9:35AM

    What a great blog and it sounds like you have come a long way. It's better to be healthy than thin. Sounds like you have a great plan in place!


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ICBNIC 1/28/2013 9:26AM

    What a beautiful sentiment - and I'm glad you wouldn't change yourself. I often think that we came to earth knowing some of the tragedies and struggles and we take it on because 1. We're tough and can handle it, 2. God trusts us to "get 'er done", and 3. because for whatever reason those experiences make us into a person with a divine destiny. Good for you on realizing the joy in the journey! :) You can do it!

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26/365 I M Really Proud of Myself

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday was our mthly weigh in for the Win Some Lose Some competition @ the Gold's Gym

Body Fat------------------48.6(46.7)---

I was so surprise due to being sick and then not really working out the last 2 weeks and I have had some bad food days.

I am so proud of myself and I know even with my ups and downs I will achieve my goal of getting healthy.

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TKOVACH1 1/28/2013 7:44AM

    Awesome job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OJ_2_OK 1/28/2013 6:43AM

    Great job !!!!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/27/2013 7:55PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work, Maga!

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BEEJAY49 1/27/2013 4:47PM

    emoticon I knew you could do it! Woohoo! Keep up the great work! HUGS!

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