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Looking 4 My Spark

Friday, January 21, 2011

Its been a rough week for me.
Pain
Depression
Sickness

I m so tired but cant seem to sleep more then 2 hrs w/o waking up in pain. The pain varies between my back, my legs, & my left arm. The meds dont help, sometimes if i take a double dose it eases up some but never really leaves.

But La & I r sick. But I still sent her 2 my daughters 4 the weekend. I need to get some rest. They just called her fever is up to 102 they gave her meds & I'm waiting 4 a phone call w c how she is doing. As for me for the last 24 hrs its been taking turns wat end 2 come out. it eased up but is now back.

I m so irritable that everything is causing me to snap; so i'm gonna just try 2 keep 2 myself till it passes. Sparkpeople & facebook r usually part of my high points each day but not this wk. It just doesnt seem to matter.

Hubby is about half way thru is contempt of court stay. I just really wish he was home right now to deal w my dad La n the house so I can just curl up in bed & stay here until I feel better.

Well the dog is patiently waiting @ my feet 4 me 2 lay down so later ppl

  
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KMIRANDA2000 1/23/2011 6:36AM

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W8WHITTILER 1/22/2011 9:59AM

    Sorry to hear that your week has been so rough!
I hope you and La are feeling better soon, take care of yourself, you need rest too!


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BIYNAH 1/22/2011 1:10AM

    Hope you feel better soon, and rest is important. Get rest and lots of liquids and I hope you feel better next week.

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NPA4LOSS 1/21/2011 11:09PM

    emoticon and emoticon that you are feeling better soon. emoticon

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BECKYQUIGLEY 1/21/2011 10:47PM

    I'm so sorry to hear that you've had such a hard week. emoticon

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LITTLE_QUEEN 1/21/2011 10:45PM

    I hope you feel better soon, and I wish you had someone to help with your dad.

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5 pounds (really now)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fluid retention is a witch. This morning I weighed myself @ 6 am the scale n I argued when I seen 242 there is no way last wk I had gained 2 lbs due to pms binging.
But since then I been exercising n eating better. I took my meds n decided to take a water pill with my morning banana.
Took La to school barely made it home weighed myself again 240 lbs. Ok that was a little better but I still wasn't happy.
After lunch I weighed myself again DID U NOTICE I SAID AFTER LUNCH & it was 238lbs. This means I had @ least 5lbs of fluid retention.

NO WONDER MY LEGS HAVE BEEN HURTING MORE THEN USUAL.

So I will b talking to the dr about going back on the water pills.

  
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FIERYSPARKED 1/17/2011 7:19AM

    I let the scale get the best of me sometimes too. I made the mistake of eating soup before I went to bed before our last Mahogany weigh in and I think that put my water retention up too.

You just gotta keep on keepin' on and it's really the inches that matter more anyways!

Fiery

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FITWITHIN 1/14/2011 9:54PM

    Try walking around the house fo 10 minute before weighing in. Don't let the numbers upset you too, much. Things will get better. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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796 days

Thursday, January 13, 2011

796 days - that's how long I've been on Sparkpeople.

Looking back I did great the 1st yr but the 2nd yr wasn't so good( I did gain back some of the weight but I didnt gain it all back) ; but the 3rd yr is gonna b awesome.

I have refocused myself. I m especially working on strengthening my core as this will help when I get my spinal fusion. Today was another physical therapy - it wasn't so bad. I find out next week when I will get my 1st epidural steroids.

The snow has started to melt; so now I have to worry about all the ice. I hurt myself earlier by trying not 2 fall.
My La is a girlscout she is a Daisy & is selling girlscout cookies. This is not easy 4 especially the caramel delites, peanut butter patties, thin mints & peanut butter cookies. How m I 2 avoid this temptation. Well I guess I will b setting aside some calories 4 them. Otherwise I will go nuts & eat boxes of them.



  
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WORKINGITIN 1/18/2011 11:07PM

    Maga.
3 years is great staying power. You are an inspiration. GS cookies are good. Freeze them and take out your snack portion 30 minutes early - enjoy.

Good luck with therapy and cortisone. I have a hip replacement so I know it is scary around ice. My hubby moved us to Las Vegas so I wouldn't worry about it any more. emoticon

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FIERYSPARKED 1/18/2011 7:58AM

    YES! The third year is going to be emoticon!!!!

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CSNODGRASS 1/13/2011 5:22PM

    You've got the right attitude!! Don't totally deprive yourself of them; slip two a day in as a snack...track ahead and stick to it! Oh yeah, and send me some Thin Mints!!!!!! 796 days...that's awesome!!!! Keep up what you're doing, friend!!!

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SNOW STORM & La

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Well the snow has started about 2 hrs ago. I've already did 1 run of the front of house. I figure every time I get up during the nite I'll do it again; so there isnt so much in the morning.
I knew the snow was coming - its been a bad day 4 pain. The meds arent helpin @ all.
I was watching the Biggest Loser tonite & all I could think was that I aint even really trying. Watching them truly does inspire me. They have healthy problems n a few more weight then me to lose. I guess I just need to find my Bob & Jillian. Some1 who is going to push me n not let me take the easy way out.

I m worried about La nxt wk the dr will b setting up some test on her thyroid n I 4get the other thing. She will b 6 the end of March but is already 87.5 lbs. The thing is she is already how do u say DEVELOPED. She has has hair in places since she was 3 1/2 & is already getting chesty. They r expecting her to have her cycle by 9 yrs old. This concerns me so much due to my son having a cousin that also had these problems. She just recently got lapband surgery @ 24 to get her weight under control.
I have struggled with my weight since I had my tuberligation in July of 89; I was 21 yrs old. My daughter has struggled with her weight since she was about 14-15. La is so young to have to start this struggle, I just dont know if I can really help her 2 b the healthiest that she should b. How do u get a 5 yr old 2 understand.

  
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FIERYSPARKED 1/12/2011 3:31PM

    The thing is, you DON'T get a 5 year old to understand. They can't. The best thing is to be a great example and you are trying to do just that. Don't be hard on yourself. Sometimes we can't fight genetics. If we could, I wouldn't have my fat a$$ either.

I actually had the problem growing up that my mother WOULDN'T share her potato chips and candy with me...now when I eat them, i have to devour them all. I also always found that my friends growing up all had access to potato chips all the time, but they took them for granted and the potato chips didn't become such a crutch for them. Everyone is different though. Some people - once they get a taste for junk food, they can't quit it and it can be the same for kids.

Just keep trying to do your best. Find some activties that your La might enjoy. Bowling, dancing, skating. Maybe your local community centre has some activities?

Cheers!
Fiery

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CSNODGRASS 1/11/2011 11:26PM

    You're a great grandma. I couldn't begin to know how to help a child so young to learn to be healthy, as I don't have children of my own. I would think though that referring to fruits and veggies as "good" and "yummy" things and junk food as "yucky" or "bad" might help a little bit. At least that's what I wish my mom would have done for me. I pray for you and her on your journey though. With the leaps and bounds that the medical community is making now, hopefully they'll be able to help her.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY

Monday, January 10, 2011

I started physical therapy today.
The therapist told me that my core is very weak DUH I've had back pain n problems for yrs. The good things is that even though my legs give out on me n have the muslce spasms there r very strong; she was surprised. I will b doing therapy 3x a wk for the nxt mth then the epidural steroids possibly more therapy after that. We'll c wat happens.
I m trying 2 b positive about all of this.
The therapist told me to continue w my upper n lower body workouts but I m not to do any core exercises w/o checking w her 1st, cause I can b doing more damage then good.
Of course I had to hear once again how my wieght effects things I M SOOO TIRED OF HEARING THIS - I was over 300 lbs I m now 240lbs. I m in more pain now then I was 5 yrs ago when I was @ my heaviest. I was an active person until about 3 yrs ago when I took to the bed w my depression. But a little over 2 yrs ago I made some major changes in my life.
I have lost weight I eat healthy now. But I except that this process will take time so y cant these medical ppl understand it too.

  
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CSNODGRASS 1/11/2011 11:07AM

    And of course, the comments about weight probably come from some beanpole. You're doing great! Don't worry about what others say.

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 1/11/2011 6:33AM

    Do you have an exercise ball that you can sit on? Check with your therapist. If you sit on it at the computer it can help your core muscles. It has to be for your height.

Jane on Guam

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