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RESTART - day 2

Monday, November 29, 2010

Today is day 2 of my restart. I WILL B FOCUSED.

I was within my calories inpsite eating Doves candy & fried chicken. I did go over my fat though.
I got in my exercise - its hard with being in so much pain but I m changing my exercise. My step ups r done from a sitting position & the treadclimber I did only 10 mins and they were 5 mins at a time.

It's amazing how quickly my life changes. Hubby and I are once again involuntarily separated this time it should be 3-4 mths. My prayer is in that time I can get myself back on track. I plan to focus on La & my health.

My orthopedic appt is for December 28 now all I have to do is set up my neurologist appt. When I read the results of my mri, I had no idea of what any of it meant. Of course I then looked it up and that confused me even more. It says that I have grade 2 anterior spondylolistesis with bilateral spondylolysis L5-S1. The anterior shift is 14 mm. There is significant foraminal stenosis and bony productive changes from the anterior listhesis. L5 nerve root compromise
I m still waiting for the results from my neck x-ray. I still have to wait for the neurologist to schedule my EMG. L4-5 show mild arthropathy.

I m just gonna trust that everything is gonna work out for the best. God will c me through these things just as he has seen me so many other things.

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KRBALCOM67 11/30/2010 10:59AM

    Keep it up! We are with you!

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GOAL_WORTHY 11/30/2010 12:52AM

    Great job on the calories and doing what you can. emoticon

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Well I started tracking my food today again, I did good didnt go over. I just ahve to get back to eatin enough fruits and veggies.

Water is never a problem for me I usually get over 8 cups a day.

I reset up my exercise areas sooo, I no longer has an excuse not to do my workouts. The edge is in the kitchen so I can use it while I'm doing laundry or cooking. The wii is in my hubby sports room so that there is enough room to do the wii fit. We even have competitions the 3 of us. I have the treadclimber set up in the bedroom so that I do it while watching tv. NOW I JUST HAVE TO DO SOMETHING EVERYDAY. I have been doing my strengthening for the most part but that is gonna change this week, back to everyday some type.

I've already lost some of the weight that I gained, it was fluid retention. So I have to keep taking my water pills on a regular basis.

My next focus is to find some good support to help push me.

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CAROLEHZ 11/29/2010 7:52AM

    Sounds like a great plan!
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YIGOBUTTERFLY 11/29/2010 5:21AM

    Yeah! Good for you! Remember, one day at a time... (One hour at a time?)
Just don't quit! emoticon emoticon

Jane on Guam

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GOAL_WORTHY 11/28/2010 11:50PM

    You can do it! I need to make sure I workout every day too. Sometimes (because no one knows either way) it's easy to just not do it. Lets keep each other accountable! emoticon

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Is It Hopeless

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Well I gained 10 lbs in the past week. I know that this is due to no exercise for 2 wks other then wat I had to do. I also have been eating candy n junk food. I've just felt like giving up.

It seems that nothing is working out for me.
I just found out that in u order for oeo to help fix my heater (which we havent had since last Feb) there cant b a lein on the house which there is. They also want a copy of tax returns which my dad didnt have to file. So now I have to figure out what to do.

Our first marriage counseling was Friday, hubby had to go by himself. I was just in too much pain to go. He had a good session though.

Today I did the edge (stationary bike) for 30 mins, so I guess I havent given up completely. I plan to start measuring & weighing my food again tomorrow. I have alot of missed work to make up for. I have really let myself go.

I do sit here and wonder if IT IS HOPELESS, but I have to believe that nothing is hopeless until u give up. I'M NOT YET READY TO GIVE UP. I M NOT HOPELESS, THEREFORE IT IS NOT HOPELESS.

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CAROLEHZ 11/28/2010 1:15PM

Don't give up. Start with something small like they say in The Spark. Just pick one thing to have success with and then you can start adding more. Do you drink enough water? that would be an easy place to start. Or riding you bike...something you know you can do and build from there.

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FIERYSPARKED 11/28/2010 11:10AM

    It's not hopeless. But, we can not just wish for things to happen and expecting those wishes to come true without effort and dedication. I've been feeling the same way lately...but the true way to get past it is just DON'T GIVE UP.


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YIGOBUTTERFLY 11/28/2010 3:53AM

    Sounds like you need to do one hour at a time right now. Some deep breathing, praying, resting in Him. Measuring your food intake sounds good. Keep at it. Glad you go some exercise in.

I do hope the counseling helps you and your husband. Remember a Christian marriage has Christ at the head. Too often a person wants to take that position and that makes things hard.

Hang in there and don't quit.

One day, one hour, it needs to be in His hands.

Jane on Guam

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AUNTJENNY7 11/27/2010 10:30PM

    Hang in there Maga. I gained 6 lbs! I think some of it is likely due to all the salty stuff from the Thanksgiving meal too. That's what I'm hoping for anyway ;-)

The fact that you got on the exercise bike for 30 minutes is fantastic! Think about how far you have come! You are going to be able to do this, have faith! Baby steps for both of us.

Take care,
Jen emoticon

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MCCALI59 11/27/2010 8:44PM

  Its the holidays and a little harder to lose. emoticon emoticon

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May Have Found Some Of My Spark - that's been missing

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm sitting her watching the BL Where R They Now Special & it makes me think that I can do this. I just need to find some support.

This may not make sense but I realize that I have to do this on my own that noone can do this for me BUT I cant do this by myself I need help I need support.
When I was going to curves, I was pushed cause they took the payment every mth whether or not I, so I tried to go a cpl times a wk & I did enjoy the ladies.

My hubby trys but then forgets.
Forgets that I cant eat the chocolate everytime he does.
He forgets that I have to weigh n measure my food.
He forgets that I cant eat the way that he does

I just have to find a way to stay focused I m dealing with some mental issues with my depression but I've come a really long way. My health is flippity floppity but I refuse to let this stop me.

Where there is a will there is a way I JUST HAVE TO FIND THE WAY

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WORKINGITIN 11/30/2010 11:37PM

It is hard when others can eat without restrictions. But hang in there. Have you tried drinking more water?

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FITGRL124 11/25/2010 5:40PM

    Ask for help here!! We can support you! If you need encouragement to workout, I would see if you can find a "buddy" to help push you. Hang in there! emoticon

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 11/25/2010 6:35AM

    Sorry your hubby is not a better support.

One day at a time and sometimes it is one meal at a time!

Hang in there and don't quit on us!

Jane on Guam

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KTACKEBE 11/25/2010 2:25AM

    It never hurts to ask for help. At one time I was at an 80lb weight loss and depression caused me to gain almost 60 back. I've found now though that if I force myself to get much needed excersise I always feel better! Good luck and never give up!

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HRTRUNNER726 11/24/2010 11:47PM

  Good Luck and keep your head up. Do waht you can each day. baby steps!

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LARENK 11/24/2010 11:14PM

  one day at a step at a time.....trying to do it all at once is too much of a change. Get an outside walk in at least once a day, the fresh air will invigorate. Always try to take those extra steps each day to add to your movement plan. It does get better and easier! Most of all, don't beat yourself up for a bad day.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

I used to blog almost everyday then I went to a cpl times a wk, last wk for the 1st I didnt blog. I was just in a really bad place and decided to keep it to myself.

I had to go see a pyshciatrist for disability, he upset me with his mannerism.
I got my neck xray had to wait an hr for my appt to take place and there was noone who left the whole time I was there.
My dr office called to tell me I have to go c a orthopedic due to my mri but I dont know y. I still havent gotten an appt for the neurologist.
And my crown hasnt been replaced on my front tooth.
We gave out food at the church yesterday serviced over 100 ppl but they were so ignorant and were arguing with each other. The one's who were arguing had already been to several other churches to get free food I know times are hard but dag
I've been in constant pain lately
Had a stomach for a little over a wk so far

Now to my blessings:
La got a trophy for soccer.
La has read/ been read to over 233 books since school started.
Today the church youth group had their 1st Thanksgiving Meal we served to about 50 ppl.
Tomorrow we are being blessed with turkeys to give out to our church congregation.
We gave out usda food to over 100 families yesterday
A friend that my hubby and I have known for over 25 yrs, is thinking of joining our church
I am helping to plan our Advent Activities as part of our Friday Nights 4Everyone @ Church
I lost 3 more pounds


I also am truly thankful for Sparkpeople

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CAROLEHZ 11/22/2010 6:05PM

    I was happy to see your Blog. We've been missing you.
I'm sorry to hear about the Dr.'s visits being such a pain in the neck..when you were there for a pain in your neck. I'm not sure what people are thinking when they don't tell you information that could make you not worry. It's always the unknown that concerns us the most and they should know that. I'm happy to see that you are able to count your blessing. I know that La's trophy and reading can all be attributed to your being such a wonderful Grandmother to her.

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KMIRANDA2000 11/22/2010 5:36AM sure do have many blessings in your life.

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