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Alternative Medicine….HMMMM

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Well, I have decided to give ALTERNATIVE medicine a shot. I have been struggling with my Thyroid and traditional doctors for many years. My blood work shows NO issues, but the NODULES in my throat tell a very different story. Due to these conflicting results, I have been left to struggle with YO-YO weight gain, low energy, the whole NINE. I have managed the mood swings with SELF TALK and 5-HTTP on occassion, but that doesn’t ward off the low energy or the cyclical weight gain. Anyone who struggles with hypothyroidism can tell you; once your thyroid is out of whack, no amount of working out is going to stop the weight gain.

Someone told me, if you want different, you have to do different. So I will still be going to by primary care doctor on JUNE 6th for my normal physical, but then I am going to do a follow up visit with an Alternative Health Care Specialist. I am also interested in Thermography. Thermography can tell you if you have tumors in your breast years before self-breast exams or mammograms. Of course, none of this is covered by health insurance, but guess what? I am worth it!

Peace and Blessings Spark Friends

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NEENSTER1 6/6/2013 12:57PM

    I Pray all goes well today. Be Encouraged and Yes you are worth it! Have a good one. emoticon

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RAVEN227 6/1/2013 8:57AM

    Wishing you success! I hope everything turns out well....

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PURPLE180 5/22/2013 6:09PM

    Yes, you are WORTH it!

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ELIZABETH5268 5/22/2013 5:37PM

    That is interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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GAILRUU 5/22/2013 3:05PM

    I suppose it is worth a try.

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MAGIK0731 5/22/2013 8:50AM

    Good luck!

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Peachtree Road Race Lottery Winner

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Yep, yep, I got selected once again...

I will be doing a emoticon on the 4th of July.

As I have stated on more than one occasion, I am definitely not a RUNNER , but I am a HECK of a POWERWalker/Jogger emoticon. I completed the last race in 98 mins, but that was prior to my car accident and knee injury (putting those things behind, I press).

I am stepping out on FAITH. Training started this morning and my goal is to beat my last record. Yes it is a RACE, but I have resolved that my only competition in this LIFE is Me. I will run the RACE set before me and even if don't win by their standards, I am a WINNER by my own.

Peace and Blessings Friends!

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NEENSTER1 4/11/2013 9:49AM


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JAZZID 3/31/2013 6:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~ Dee emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/26/2013 10:15PM

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PURPLE180 3/26/2013 5:29PM

    AMEN! You've got this, Sis. I am so happy for you and I love the POSITIVE attitude. emoticon and you know that I am cheering you on, emoticon

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    Thanks for the encouragement ladies...

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CATHEMARIE 3/26/2013 1:51PM

    Lord be with you and give you the strength you need! Blessings!!


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1PEACEBUNNY 3/26/2013 12:33PM

    I am not a runner even in the years when I had to run. I detest it with a passion but I love to power walk it as you said so I can know that you will do it. Power walking is not a weak thing and many people under estimate how much it takes but you are already a winner for starting out on faith so just walk your race. Crossing the finish line only puts on display to others the winner that you are inside. emoticon

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GERARLAUR 3/26/2013 12:17PM

    you can do it. good luck.

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I Can Dance...

Thursday, March 07, 2013

I have always desired to run, but for many reasons, I have come to the SAD conclusion that I am not a RUNNER and I am finally OKAY with that!

I can't run emoticon but I can DEFINITELY DANCE! emoticon

I started Hip Hop ABs Extreme 3 weeks ago and ROCKIN Body last week!

Hip Hop ABs EXTREME is a great workout, it incorporates the basics from the original Hip Hop ABS and Insanity, but if you are a HARD CORE PARTY GIRL LIKE ME and you just love to DANCE, Rockin Body is the way to go. It's an all over, full body workout. The costumes are great, the music is great, I just want to run out and purchase a DISCO ball and some GOLD Lame PANTS!!!

Peace and Blessings FRIENDS !

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JAZZEJR 3/10/2013 2:41PM

    Wow! I am so happy to learn about this. Sounds like something I could stick with! emoticon

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NEENSTER1 3/8/2013 10:02AM

    Hello, I am doing the hip hops abs2 with Shawn T. It is so much fun. I am going to look into the Rockin body one. It sounds amazingly super fun. emoticon for sharing. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. emoticon Now go and kick dancing butt. emoticon

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    Whatever you enjoy and gets you moving is the best! It's what will keep you going and coming back for more!!

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    How fun! When you are doing something you love and enjoy, it doesn't feel so much like exercise!!

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COOP9002 3/7/2013 11:10AM

    Way to go! Glad to hear you've found your go-to exercise and it's something that you really enjoy.

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CAGMUAHFO2 3/7/2013 10:55AM

    emoticon glad you have found something that you enjoy and is working for you!!!


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SKEEWEE2MEK 3/7/2013 10:43AM

    Thanks for sharing! I'm looking for new workouts to mix things up. These sound like good options!

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I am so blessed...

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Today is my oldest daughter's 19th birthday!!

I keep asking myself where did 19 years of my life GO? I remember the day I brought her home from the hospital, now she's a second semester freshman and a National Honor Society Member.

When I look back over my life, is every thing the way I want it to be? Of course not. Am I proud of the choices I've made? Not all of them. Am I the size I want to be? No where near. Are my finances where I'd like for them to be? Really, Really? But what I do have is my health, my strength, I am wiser, I am stronger, I am fearless and the only person that can stop me is ME!!!

I charge each of you, to let nothing stop you from reaching your goals. You're far more Blessed than you think you are...

Peace and Blessing!

Happy Birthday Pumpkin "Maiya"

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SHAKENMA 3/6/2013 3:41PM

    She's so pretty! emoticon

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MZLADY77 3/5/2013 10:49PM

    emoticon to your daughter.

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SONYALATRECE 3/5/2013 10:18PM

    Aww...She's beautiful just like you!

The same age as my oldest daughter,too.
We're blessed parents!

emoticon to your baby! Yes, they'll always be our babies.

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LADYGSC 3/5/2013 6:53PM

    I say all the time I am blessed and highly favored! Happy Birthday to your daughter - my how time does fly!! Be blessed and spark on!

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    So very true. I truly do feel so blessed. A peaceful and blessed day to you, MZPERSEVERANCE, and everyone.

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PURPLE180 3/5/2013 2:48PM

    To God be the GLORY!!!! I am blessed. Preach Sister Perseverance. You have done a emoticon job with your daughter, I know you are so proud. Happy Birthday to her, she is a cutie. emoticon

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BROWNSKIN252 3/5/2013 2:01PM

    I too am highly blessed and truly favored! I take it day by day and I am truly thankful for waking up each morning! It's a grand day. Happy Birthday to your "pumpkin"....I call my 5 year old Diva the same! Enjoy today!

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LILSHINE 3/5/2013 12:00PM

    So true - we sometimes focus on the negative when we have so much to be grateful for and Happy Birthday to you daughter. Great job Mom!!!

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Mirror, Mirror - A 30 day Reflection

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Woke up this morning, stomach looking flatter, feeling lighter…stepped on the scale and what did I see, 3 more lbs.’ looking back at me (okay that was my futile attempt at rapping).

So I stepped back on the scale just to make sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me and the 3 lbs, were still there. Then I started feeling that way. You know “that way”, the way you feel, when you know, that you know, that you know, you’ve eaten right, exercised and your body hasn’t given you your “props”. Your body didn’t respond like you expected it to. This is usually the point where I tell myself, girl you are FINE as WINE, sharp as NEW MONEY, later for this and go back to doing ME! But not this time, this time my inner man spoke up and said,” Nope, you’re not going to quit on us that easily, check your stats”.

So, I look back at my tracker; calories on point, carbs in line, well surprise, surprise, every day my sodium count as been well over 2200 mg. YICKs!!! There it is there’s my 3 lbs. Hiding behind all that low fat, low cal, low carb processed food. HMMMMM…

So this February, instead of murmuring and complaining about my ADAM, not waking up and finding me (now that’s a BLOG all by itself) I’m going set my intentions on LOVING me like never before.

Stay tuned SP friends.

Peace and Blessings!!!!

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CHELSAMUFFIN 3/21/2013 2:10PM

    Ugh, you described that feeling perfectly! I think my biggest problem with weight loss is my attitude. This post was motivating. Good for you for not giving up!!

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    Thank you for writing this. Boy, do I know "that way”, the way you feel, when you know, that you know, that you know, you’ve eaten right, exercised and your body hasn’t given you your “props”! And usually "that feeling" wrecks my whole day. I love your very sensible way of dealing with the problem. I've learned from you, and I appreciate it! That, and your upbeat attitude!

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LACY_LOO 2/26/2013 7:40PM

    I know! We gotta keep going and keep trying because if we do not try then we do not succeed! emoticon

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KAYEREADER 2/3/2013 11:30AM

    I'm with you Lynn!!!!

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LADYGSC 2/1/2013 10:56PM

    emoticon attitude! keep sparking - emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 1/31/2013 8:47PM

    And remember that muscle weighs more than fat, soooooo...

Take a moment to think it through
The weight may just be a plus for you.
Don't despair and know how you grew.
That salt will balance in a day of two.

Scratching from the album with Salt N Pepa as my backup... emoticon

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NEWATTITUDE2010 1/31/2013 5:47PM

  Awesome research skills! Way to go! Perhaps it will help to also take in more water so that you can run that salt right on out! :)

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    Wow !!!!! What a great way to look at it!!! I'm glad you found the problem :)

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STEVIEBEE569 1/31/2013 9:16AM

    Way to go at evaluating what could have went wrong! Also, make sure you're eating enough calories when you're working out! With that being said, make sure it's the right foods as well! Keep your focus! Keep pushing!

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TTNJAGU 1/31/2013 9:06AM

    OMG!!!! Were you with me when I got on the scale this morning...after being soooo disciplined and working out sooo much I get on the scale this morning and I lost a whopping .2ounces;( I was definently feeling down this morning....but after reading this post I know I must continue on this journey...I'm with you, let's get it emoticon

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KRICKET57 1/31/2013 8:51AM

    Way to go! I really like you attitude!

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GATORADE71 1/31/2013 8:46AM

    That's what you do!!! emoticon

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