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Is it worth it ?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I lay here in my bed wondering is it worth all this. I started this process to get healthy and have less pain. I am so very careful to listen to my body but i think it needs a megaphone to get through the fat because I rarely know if something hurts till it is to late. My body hurts not little aches it hurts. Last week I had to go to the doctor with a sweat gland under my arm. It was infected and had ruptured. While there I talked to him about the numbness in my right thigh. And of course no test no nothing it is the fat from my stomach laying on my leg doing something to a nerve. You know it would really be nice to go to the doctor and everything not being linked to my weight. That was on Thursday of last week little did i know that it could get worst . Saturday during my walk the right leg began to hurt to which it has continued to do since. we are pretty sure it is a quad muscle that is damaged at this point but wont know for sure until i get in to see my doctor cant do that for another 2 weeks it is visitation time with the grandsons till then. This is the same leg that is attached to the foot from hell. moving on to the left knee not sure what is going on with it . It has hurt since the 5k last year most days it is bearable just now it is picking up slack for the right side and well it doesnt like that and doesnt mind telling me so. Have i waited to long to lose the weight ? Is there enough left to go on ? I really wish I could say hell yes but right now I am not so sure right now. I know in a few hours I will wake up cautiously crawl out and start another day. I know before i start that day I will make a long 5 ft walk to my bathroom and look myself in the mirror and tell myself it will be alright and I can do this day. But right now at the end of one of those days sitting with three frozen clay packs on the hurting parts hoping to get the relief i so despertly fighting for tomorrow seems so far away. I will live to fight again tomorrow but for right now I will cry like a girl.

Earlier i was looking trying to find some spark and i came across this and it is as it close to how I feel about my weight loss process

  
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ELLEJAY7 7/14/2012 10:12AM

    Tink, you are one of the most inspiring Sparklers! I hate it that you are having a Down Day. Please go back and read some of your very own blogs! You are a strong, inspiring, motivated woman. Do not give up! We need you. emoticon

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BABIESTEPS 7/12/2012 11:38AM

    Tink, We all have down days--You WIL get through this! You may have to take it a bit slower, but don't give up!! It's going to take lots of time, but baby steps will get you there! Small changes will add up over time. You're already making good progress. Have you thought about massage therapy or possibly a chiropractor? Maybe you could find out about water aerobics in you area? Just don't give up on yourself! We're all here for you, to help in anyway we can!!
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HFAYE81 7/12/2012 11:25AM

    You're efforts will pay off! One day at a time, one foot in front of the other. Everything worth having is worth working for, you can do it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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XPHOENIX 7/11/2012 11:27PM

    Aww babe :( I hate to see you so down.. but you know, today I cried three times. Definitely NOT like me, right?? I find that so many things are connected and yes, many relate to our weight and health in general. I went to a primary care doctor (I hadn't had one before.. not since I was a grown up).. and this or that would be going on and it annoys me big time. Today, I was told that Tuesday I will be having a colonoscopy. Something is wrong, but they aren't sure what it is. I'm freaked out and feeling a little defeated. I can lose 80 pounds, be active and happy and feel amazing.. and my insides are still.. injured and failing me. :( Why fight if I am just going to fall apart anyway? I fight because I LOVE how I feel when I do. I fight because of the good things that come of it. It annoys me that other things are falling apart, but.. the feeling I get when I am taking care of myself is worth it.. and I am, too. I hope you don't give up. I'm here if you need me.. ok? XOXOXO

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JENNNY135 7/11/2012 4:04PM

    Ditto with what everyone has been saying. Not only will you lose weight but you'll be strengthening your joins and muscles. Your body was meant to move and it will get better.

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KBRADFORD88 7/11/2012 3:34PM

    Looks like someone beat me to it-join a pool. One that has indoor workouts. It is worth whatever it costs. I did water workouts with 2 of my pregnancies and it made all the difference in my back( a sore spot). We know how it feels to feel lost. But all who wander are not lost. emoticon

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DRKEYEZ820 7/11/2012 2:40PM

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Weight unfortunately is one of the things that DOES cause us pain. Ive had serve back pain since my sophmore yr in hs, i am now almost 29. I feel so old, because i can barely stand at times. I have scoliosis in my back, and because of the weight its more pressure and affects my lower back. When i lost the weight the 1st time, i still felt pain, but it wasnt AS bad.
My mom has fibromyalgia and she just lost 57 lbs..... she can move around alot more without being in as MUCH pain as she was before with all the weight.

Weight regardless of what one dr said or another dr said etc, will always have a way of getting to your joints and your muscles, it might not be the main cause of an injury but it can always make an injury worse.

Your a fighter, and your strong, hang in there (not that i need to say that because i know u will) and do what your body ALLOWS u to do. Lift hand weights sitting down, walk for 10 min in place then sit. Etc. Anything ur body will allow u to without pain :)

If u feel like u need to seek out another opinion then do so. Tell them your aware of weight being an issue, but what else COULD cause the pain. Even if u dont trust what they have to say, u can start narrowing down things that it could be.

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DANILYNNG 7/11/2012 2:21PM

    Oh, sweetie, my heart is breaking for you right now! emoticon

You already know that the answer is Yes, it is worth it, so I'm skipping that part and going straight to the pain part. Please, don't put off the doctor for 2 weeks! Surely your grandsons can deal with a visit to the dr's office for a little bit? I just fear that you may push something too far while waiting!

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THINNYGINNY 7/11/2012 1:40PM

    Sorry you are in pain right now....but I think you know it is worth it to be healthy and free - imagine the lessening of pain as you gradually lose weight and become more fit...

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IRONBLOSSOM 7/11/2012 12:12PM

    It IS worth it! Think about where you were before, think about where you are now! Check out INDYGIRL's profile/blog/story. She's lost 1/2 of her body weight!

I 100% agree with seeing a different doctor. Also, CityZozo had a great idea on workout out in the water, it's REALLY good for your joints to work out in the water. Sometimes even if you're not a member of a gym that does water workouts your City will have them at the City pool or you can make a deal with a gym to just go in and do the water workouts at a reduced price.

I actually watched some of the water workouts at my new gym yesterday and they were all having so much fun!

Good luck, you can do it!

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SEXBOBOMB 7/11/2012 9:43AM

    "The proof is with the DMV"

It *is* worth it - you know how far you've come.

The pain is a different story. I'm late to the story of your "foot from hell", but I'm worried that your quad problems are on the same leg -- could they be the result of your doc's lack of treatment/mistreatment of your foot?

Clearly, you need to see another doctor, perhaps one who is more friendly to overweight patients. You can research doctors online now, and if you are a member of Angie's List, they've started a medical section where patients rank the doctors and speak out about bedside manner, treatment and care. Whoever you choose, don't be afraid to ask the appointment nurse about the doc and his attitude towards bigger clients who are working on weight loss.

So, chin up (now that you have photographic evidence of your chin, hee!) -- and take control of what's going on with your body! Taking the lead in your own medical care is absolutely part of healthy living, just as much as eating right and exercising are!

Good luck -- and let us know what happens!
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KATYDID412 7/11/2012 9:27AM

    I agree about getting a second opinion. It sure can't hurt, and it might help.

Hang in there!

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JCDROLSHAGEN 7/11/2012 9:25AM

    I agree with the others that a second opinion is in order. Yeah, a lot of things can be linked to weight but to automatically to state that that is your problem just does not seem right.
About the journey, it is worth it! I have joint problems (arthritic knees, artificial hips) and the weight loss has helped mobility and pain in those joints to lessen. Maybe the postmenopausal problems would not have happened if I had kept off weight...who knows but I am continuing with my program because maybe it will prevent something else.
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OREOSMILE 7/11/2012 8:02AM

    I can so empathize with you and your cold packs! With my hamstring troubles a couple of years ago, I remember having research meetings with my students sitting at my desk with an icepack under my leg or on the cold concrete floor with my leg stretched out. Follow RICE - rest, ice, compression (try wrapping it!), and elevation.

Please don't wait for 2 weeks before going for that second opinion - if necessary, bring the kiddos with you. Your health has to be a priority - even if they are bored to "death" for an hour, they will survive! Maybe some physiotherapy would help?

I hope you feel better soon Darlene - even if your activity is limited for a little while, you can keep eating on plan. And look for alternatives that will help you workout without further injuring yourself. I love the water work out suggestion - maybe take the grand kids to a pool and stay cool and get some non-weight bearing activity in at the same time? Or look into some of the chair workouts?

Also, have you been incorporating stretching following working out? Might be time to do that - I know that when I was having hamstring issues a couple of years ago, learning how to properly stretch them helped keep the problems at bay once things had healed.
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FLABBALICIOUS 7/11/2012 8:00AM

    Always get a second opinion. Some physicians have a one track mind, and see you as overweight and atributes all aliments to that. It's not true. Find someone else to see what you can do. You can do this and you will do this. If it takes writing notes throughout the house telling yourself YOU CAN DO THIS, then so be it. Don't give up on yourself, it is never to late.

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COOKIE_AT_51 7/11/2012 7:14AM

    Hang in there ! emoticon emoticon

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BECKYI39 7/11/2012 7:05AM

    I hope you can get some answers. Maybe you can get a second opinion. Sounds like the first doctor just wants to chalk things up to your weight. I wish you could see my doctor or even his assistant they really listen and take the time to rule things out. Hang in there!


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CITYZOZO 7/11/2012 5:24AM

    can you get a second opinion from another dr? how about trying to work out in the water where you are weightless? zo

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SHRINK_U 7/11/2012 4:46AM

    I am so sorry you are dealing with pain. emoticon

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ASHLEIGH_BRIANA 7/11/2012 2:43AM

    "How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball...The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can." -Babe Ruth

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the proof is with the DMV

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

So I am bored tonight and thought I would share my trip to get my new Drivers license . Mine were expired. So off i go to the dreaded DMV because well you know they want to take a picture lol . I get to the window and the lady says she needs my old license.

I hand them to her ... here is the picture off that picture ... it was taken in 2008

You can tell I hate taking that picture lol

she said you dont even look like the same person... i smiled said thank you and then we discussed what i have been doing to lose weight. She even wrote down the Sparkpeople website and my username for here so hopefully she comes and looks all of us.

So she takes a new picture and i wait for my new license. I pick them up and I go out to my car and look at them and compare.

I had to get a La ID card. that was in 2010 ... here is that picture and well you can tell i am not impressed again lol I had gotten off work and then had to wait for over two hours to get this picture done ..


Now I will share the picture from today .... Hang on it might shock you lol



Look mom I have a neck again lmao ...

Have a great evening everyone ....

  
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JCDROLSHAGEN 7/11/2012 9:27AM

    I had that experience last week!! I was at the photo section of the DMV and the person there looked at my old photo and told me that "You look great." Then she turned to her coworker next to her and said "Doesn't she look great?"
Of course I had just gotten a new haircut and color so I look very different!

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COOKIE_AT_51 7/8/2012 7:49AM

    That is great ... looking good! One time I saw a weight loss goal somewhere that said, " my goal is to actually weigh what my driver's license states" ... LOL, me too! emoticon

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THINNYGINNY 7/7/2012 9:07PM

    Wow - what a difference! And YOU did it - not surgery or pills - just hard work and perseverance!!! Just think how good you'll feel when you pull out your license now!

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XPHOENIX 7/7/2012 2:09PM

    I'm going to have to do this soon, too. I am leaving the country in a few months and they don't think my current ID is going to be easy to use because my face has changed so much. SO cool! LOL YAY! XO

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KBRADFORD88 7/7/2012 8:39AM

    I know its crazy but I wear bright lipstick. I want my license to be smoking. Hey it's only from the neck up!

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PHOXYM 7/5/2012 5:20PM

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such a amazing difference!!!!

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MOMMA-MOOSE 7/5/2012 12:59PM

    Not to mention you even look younger too! Way to go!

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JULIAOAK 7/5/2012 11:38AM

    thats brilliant!! emoticon

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WILDBEANERZ 7/5/2012 10:41AM

    What a difference! And look at that tan you have going on too!! emoticon

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CORYGIRL42 7/4/2012 11:15PM

    Mine expires in October!! Can't wait to see my progress!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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SHRINK_U 7/4/2012 10:06PM

    What great progress! So happy for you!!!

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 7/4/2012 11:31AM

  Wow! It's great to see your hard work paying off! emoticon

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JENNNY135 7/4/2012 11:01AM

    Very nice and congrats.

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SIMPLY-VICKI 7/4/2012 9:38AM

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UNICORN212 7/3/2012 11:00PM

    Looking great! I hate our DMV too. If they want good photos, they should make it a more pleasant experience!

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DANILYNNG 7/3/2012 10:56PM

    Wow! Finally, a valid use for the DMV! emoticon

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CHEROKEE1946 7/3/2012 10:03PM

    Good picture. I hate all my pictures that they take of me.

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OREOSMILE 7/3/2012 9:58PM

    Sweet! I see confidence in your eyes. You are doing wonderfully

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RMARSH07 7/3/2012 9:55PM

  It really does tell a story of your dedication to a healthier life. Congratulations, I hope I do as well.

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RMARSH07 7/3/2012 9:52PM

  It really does tell a story of your dedication to a healthier life. Congratulations, I hope I do as well.

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When the mind stops

Tuesday, July 03, 2012



This graph says a mouthful to me about my weight loss. A year ago I started the process of changing my life. I had to crawl before I could walk. There at that time no spark people no daily dose of reading of everyone's success and failures Just me. I set forth a program that I personally designed that kicked my tail and yea it was tough. But it worked and the weight started coming off. Slowly mind you but my mind set as long as I didnt gain I was good. every loss was celebrated and every maintained was just as awesome to me there was no gain. I am very happy to say after 52 weeks I only had gains during the past holiday season when I choose not to any program. I read everything I could i emerged myself in knowledge.
The original plan was so very simple it was crazy. I got my calories to 1200 and I worked out every day of the week. Understand that in the begining it was after a crippling stint on my couch. I had to build muscle mass back before I could anything. I was determined to loose weight all at cost. I woke up every morning and I told my self two things in the mirror ... 1. I love you but this is going to hurt today and 2. we are only shooting for -.1 pound ... that is all just one tenth on a pound.
Then I found this wonderful place called Spark people. It was like finding the ultimate candy store. The people are going through the same things as I am, the resources are amazing and tracking is so much simpler and oh yea it is free so it works well in any budget. i set a goal and missed it reset it and missed it ... In May i made a list of things I needed to do goals to meet every day and I pushed hard, the mindset was to get to the almighty 299 before my birthday and by god wills I did that... then I felt like i could conquer the world.

It happened on June 16, I woke up at 2 am scared out of my mind. What if I gained the weight back? What if i ate to much/ What if I didnt eat enough? My mind was caving in around me! I will walk it off so i am up walking in my drive way at 2 am dont give in to the fear. One hour of walking and nothing had changed I am scared I am going to fail I am going to let everyone down I have always failed.. Read Tink So inside I am reading on spark people I really wish this was the moment that someone said something profound and it all made sense to me but not going to happen. I stopped reading the goal list and I determined that I needed to change my core program... I was so scared of being over 300 pounds that I weighed every night oh god 301 then in the morning 299 I have been doing this for weeks now. I have not gained a pound or lost a pound I am holding every morning at 299 WT* ( sorry yea i know it is ugly but it is honest) Frustration set in and then my mind went to not eating enough so try to get the calories up not working out enough so join a 5k challenge work work work .... Night sweats and night mares of me being out of control at a buffet ( mind you never have been)


Welcome to my mind ... the stop sign is up and I am now residing safely in the cross walk. The fact of the matter is I didnt get fat because I ate to much or didnt work hard enough. The fact is that I have never eaten a lot of food I made bad choices of the food that I did eat. Fact is I have always been active Just never structured in a routine geared to fitness. Fact is I am scared to death of failing because i am surrounded by people who have succeeded. I read blogs and post and I forget that everyone had to start where I started, one step,one bite , and one fear at a time. I have lost 67 pounds to date and that is nothing to sneeze at. I have a long way to go but I will get there however I have to do it the way that is right for me.

I am going back to my program that works for me. I am leaving all the fear, new calorie needs and everything else that I have decided I must do in order not to weigh 300 pounds again here with this blog. I dont think i will ever eat 1500 calories in a day and that is fine with me. I already walk 2 miles and love the challenge of the 5k and I will get there because I want to and I always do what i want to do.

If you take the time to read this blog I am not leaving Spark people I love it here but if you are just starting out on a journey of your own remember we all have right where you are and dont gauge yourself by the rest of us we are just struggling just like you.


My mind set forth a stop sign that I am hoping to reassure it that we are back to only looking for a loss of .1 again .... Here we go back to square one again.

  
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SHRINK_U 7/3/2012 4:43PM

    I can totally understand those fears, Tink. I have failed so many times. You have lost 67 pounds!!!!!!!!! You are doing fantastic :) emoticon

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 7/3/2012 12:56PM

  Great blog! Writing this must have been very cathartic. I think that weight loss/management is a very personal thing. What works for one person won't work for another and there is no one size fits all plan. You need to find what works for you in your life and what is sustainable. For the record the scale and I are not friends....the # on the scale has way too much power over me and it's a big mind game. Anyways this is about you not me and I applaud you...you can do it! emoticon emoticon

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JENNNY135 7/3/2012 11:43AM

    You know what works for you.

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SIMPLY-VICKI 7/3/2012 11:40AM

  Good blog. I know the fear of not getting this weight back off so I try different things in the hopes that something will work for me. Hang in there. You're doing great! emoticon

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4ANEWME2DAY 7/3/2012 11:03AM

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OREOSMILE 7/3/2012 11:01AM

    I don't panic about not being able to lose weight, because I'm great at that when I put my mind to it. And after discovering about 10 years ago that I had a soy intolerance, I can even predict bounces on the scale according to my soy consumption and the subsequent water retention.

But I don't think that I truly believe that I will ever be able to get down to goal weight and maintain. That I'm not so good at. I've been working really hard at coming at this from a mindset that I'm not depriving myself, but eating and exercising in a manner that I can envision committing to for the rest of my life. And, for me, that means having a calorie budget big enough to accommodate a nice slab of prime rib on a holiday!

We each need to figure out what works best for us, for our lifestyles, for our metabolisms, for our current head space. I love that you are able to reflect on the mental processes at play as well as the physical ones. That's the stuff that will get you to the end.

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OREOSMILE 7/3/2012 11:01AM

    I don't panic about not being able to lose weight, because I'm great at that when I put my mind to it. And after discovering about 10 years ago that I had a soy intolerance, I can even predict bounces on the scale according to my soy consumption and the subsequent water retention.

But I don't think that I truly believe that I will ever be able to get down to goal weight and maintain. That I'm not so good at. I've been working really hard at coming at this from a mindset that I'm not depriving myself, but eating and exercising in a manner that I can envision committing to for the rest of my life. And, for me, that means having a calorie budget big enough to accommodate a nice slab of prime rib on a holiday!

We each need to figure out what works best for us, for our lifestyles, for our metabolisms, for our current head space. I love that you are able to reflect on the mental processes at play as well as the physical ones. That's the stuff that will get you to the end.

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Here I am, catch up, teams and goals. Rock It week one.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

First of all let me say right off the bat that this will be a little wordy for that I am sorry.



Monday 6/25 : This was my birthday. It was a great day mainly because I was below 300 pounds. That is and will forever be my awesome birthday gift to myself. However, that was not the only gift. My husband got me a Wii along with the Wii fit game. My son got me the Zumba game along with a new more comfortable Blue tooth for my cell phone. My brother also got me a new blue tooth for my cell lol. I will keep one put up because the grand babies have broken two so far this year. I love both of the games and am already addicted to Frogger lol long story not here. Had birthday cake which left me on a sugar high since I dont eat a lot of sugar any longer. I received a gazillion birthday wishes here on spark people and on Face book. To which I am grateful for each and everyone of them. I know I have not properly thanked everyone however I have been having a very unusual week.
Tuesday 6/26 and beyond. My 21 year old son ( yes momma's baby ) had major shoulder surgery. They had to repair a Bankor tear on the bottom side of his shoulder. Let me tell you this has to be the most painful procedure I have seen anyone go through. They did a never block an like to have lost me when they put the needle into his neck. I am so seriously not down with any thing been done to the neck. At about 930 Tuesday night this wore off and then it was on for real. like with any pain it is worst at night. This only complicated with what he call the " tummy of a 2 yr old infant " meaning he can tolerate meds very good. So pain meds led to vomiting. We paced the floor till roughly 4 am Wednesday morning. This has led to my personal schedules being thrown into turmoil however that can not be important right now until i am sure that he is alright and can take care of himself again. So to all you parents of little ones let me tell you just because they get grown and have their own children doesn't matter they will forever be your baby, when they hurt at 21 you will still hurt right a long with them and will do anything to make it go away for them. Yesterday he started experiencing severe pain again. Not sure what is up with that but i hope it is better this morning when he gets up.

So this brings us to SparkPeople: I have tried diligently to stay up to the minute on birthdays, DGOTD and my challenges along with the other teams I am involved in. However I do realize that I have fell behind. I have caught on most birthdays and the DGOTD. I am the leader of a team " Let's Get Fit Mississippi" I have not had the time that i would like to throw into this team but I will get there. I love everyone on the team and they all are doing awesome and I am sorry you can't have the attention right now that you all deserve from a leader. I am also a member of the Mississippi Sparkers. Both of these teams give me a since of balance and understanding because they understand the environmental of this process.

Done being the fat girl and Walking with Leslie Sansone groups are very dear to me because they are the first groups that made feel like it was possible to be something different outwardly while being the same inwardly. I have missed out posting here but they are great so they understand. Being a "fat bodied chick" plays a lot on the mentality I dont see me as that " fat girl" but I do find that I revert to thinking that I am when under pressure. So these teams help me stay away from that.

The ladies room team attacks just the issues of being a woman and trying to lose weight. I wonder if men have as many issues as we do. However this is an awesome group because it helps one learn about the other things that come along with weight loss.

6 a day ... ZoZo and Releigh started this as a challenge group to get in more fruits and veggies. Now that works. Try getting in six a day and beyond. it is not as simple as it sounds.



Team 1 : Rock It Sparklers

This challenge is a spin of Done being the Fat girl and oh my god if you need challenge and great people this is the place to be. These are real people with real lives. There is more support than anyone can ask for. I joined at the end of last season's SASS challenge and they welcomed me right in. Today starts the Rock it challenge for the next season.
Challenge 1: I have to list a workout plan for week 1, so here it goes.
7/1 Cardio ( 5k training walk) week 2
7/2 Cardio along with Strength training
7/3 cardio ( 5k training) and learning how to use my new ab lounger
7/4 cardio ( but not to much it is a holiday for god sakes lol )
7/5 Cardio ( 5k training) and strength training
7/6 Cardio and then start the cutting the grass
7/7 Cardio a long with cutting the grass.

I am seriously considering joining a gym however that is on hold for right now till my son is better.

Challenge Team 2 : 5 % challenge Team cloverleaf

This is a unique team that uses your exercise as air miles and you along with your team compete with other team to reach destinations first. Last week we landed three days ahead of schedule in Tokyo. This week we are on our way to Athens.

Virtual 5K race.

This is me last year at my first 5 k ever. I walked it in 1 hr 15 minutes. So I joined the virtual 5K to see if i could beat my time. Race day is 7/29 so we shall see.

Look I know this is a lot of information but like I said at the begining I am trying to catch up and let everyone in on what is going on while completing part of my challenge mission.

Motivational pics just for you all so you can have me with you all even if i am not here on my regular schedule:



Leigh and Nixy will love that one



That one oreosmile and ESMommy and Katydid should love.

alright everyone time to get busy in the real world ... Why wont those dishes do themselves?


  
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PHOXYM 7/3/2012 11:42AM

    I Love your attitude!! And what amazing gifts you received for your birthday! I know you can do this and obviously you are motivated!!

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JULIAOAK 7/3/2012 9:36AM

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DANILYNNG 7/2/2012 2:40PM

    Sounds like a great plan - put it into action. You've got this, babe!

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XPHOENIX 7/1/2012 3:09PM

    Best wishes for your son. I get really busy sometimes too and have to try to figure out how to balance it all out, you will get there. Just make sure you take time for YOU and think and plan. Ok? Breathe!!

What awesome games and YAY for a Wii!!! You should play Just Dance (either 2, 3, or Summer Party) they are SO freakin' fun!!! YAY!

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SHRINK_U 7/1/2012 12:36PM

    I hope your son has a speedy recovery! Nice blog :)

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JUSTYNA7 7/1/2012 11:20AM

    Amazing blog Tink! My baby is 21 too and you are right, no matter how old they are...my daughter called to tell me she had stomach pain... bad... and could not stop throwing up. I told her to tell her room mate to drive her to emergency and I would meet her there. I drove 6 hours through the worst snow storm - total white out and even trucks were off the roads so I was driving most of the time alone on the highway... and sat with her while she slept in a gurney in the hall of the hospital until they finally diagnosed her with ruptured ovarian cyst. Then I stayed the couple of days with her at her apartment while she recovered on being discharged. I will always be there for her, for all three of them.

I had no idea you were doing so many challenges. emoticon

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JENNNY135 7/1/2012 10:18AM

    Thanks for the blog and Happy Belated Birthday.

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OREOSMILE 7/1/2012 9:46AM

    you are awesome - you are keeping up just fine with all that is going on in your life!

You just inspired me to get my C25K butt off the couch and into training instead of just thinking about doing it. I was going to wait a couple of weeks until my cardio was a little better, but I kicked butt on the treadmill last week and there is really no excuse why I can't start the training now. I am going to do it slowly though - jogging roadside is not as easy on a treadmill!

Before I do anything else today, I am going to make up a schedule for my training and stick to it!

Let's rock this new week together!

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ELLEJAY7 7/1/2012 9:45AM

    Hi Tink. Nice blog. Hope your "baby" is better soon. Let's Rock It! emoticon

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Letting Nike off the hook

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Well Nike managed to move themselves off my list this morning. I synced my ipod and went to Nike.com to record my walking information and it still did not update in the new program. Warning I woke up in a bad mood to start with. Which is never a good thing. I went to email them about the issue when I said frig ( not really the word i used but it will work for here) So I called them. And I was pissed after being on hold for 42 minutes.

Complaint one: Where did NIKE active ( conquer the world) got to? it is being updated and it will be back in the fall. Why is that the new program NIKE + not log my workout information from my walk? the new program only registers runs. How do i get it recognize my walks? I have to buy a sport kit and yes that new pair of shoes i have been putting off. Ok so I can do all that but bring my program. It was fun and motivational. For of you who do not know what i am talking about ... I use the pedometer on my Nano to track my walks then log in to Nike.com and there were different countries that I would use steps to get the badge for that country. If was just a good way to stay motivated to move.

Complaint 2: Why cant Nike be more health conscious instead of just the extremest? line and sinker they say they are trying to address everyone's needs as the market grows toward health away from just athletics. Ok so I guess will give that one.

Last Complaint Clothing for the journey I am on ? yes it is a b*tch complaint I know but yea since I was talking to a real person I figured I would throw it out there. And am I shocked. I explained to the man that I was talking to that I don't want the models body I want their clothes. He said where have you been doing your shopping? I told him and he said check out NIKESTORE.COM. So I did and although they do not have my size right now. On the official website you can find clothes for women size 22 including a Pittsburgh Steeler work out tank ( out of stock right now) but it is something new to work to.

OK so Nike is not so far off as I thought and feel better about the whole situation. This is just a blog to kinda let you know that Nike is working toward and constantly improving it self to a better company. Just setting the record straight.

  
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WINTERHARTT 6/25/2012 11:28AM

    I have to give the guy a pat on the back because he obviously did his job well to have you feeling better getting off the phone! lol

I gave up on the Nike clothes every fitting me right until I'm at or close to my goal weight. I'll stick with baggy workout clothes for now! lol

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ESMOMMY13 6/22/2012 3:46PM

    I must agree with xphoenix! emoticon I must say the thing I love most about you is that you are not afraid to speak you mind!

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XPHOENIX 6/20/2012 10:11PM

    LOL I almost feel sorry for the person that answered the phone for Nike.. haha YAY for some answers and less anxiety from you! :D XO

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LITTLEROX20 6/20/2012 12:52PM

    Ihave been having problems syncing my workouts too. So frustrating!!

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