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OMG, STILL SICK!!!!!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Enough is enough already!!!! It's official, I believe I have a chronic VIRAL sinus infection. Two rounds of z-pack and I am still sick...it can't be bacterial. My snot is NEON yellow tonight. This is ridiculous. I've been sick this round since Friday and then going back through my blogs I've been fighting this bug for over a month now.

So frustrated!!!!!!!

  
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/25/2013 8:43AM

    take care have you tried a natural remedy like oregano oil, doesn't taste good but works, 5 drops under your tongue for 30 secs wash it down with water or juice

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SPARKCHANTAL 3/25/2013 5:35AM

    does it help to know this has been a tough winter across the globe?
seems everyone has been sick, and for a long time, this year.
stay warm, eat healthy, sleep regularly... get fresh air and exercise... you know!
hope you are soon on your feet and fighting.

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WAY2GOCAT 3/25/2013 2:57AM

    I'm sorry to hear it's so bad. emoticon

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LRSILVER 3/24/2013 10:00PM

    emoticon Hope it gets better soon.

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CHARDY0125 3/24/2013 8:35PM

    Hope you get to feeling better soon. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/24/2013 8:34PM

    Hvae you gone back to the dr. and also a friend of mine has had a cold off and on for 100 days. She was joking that someone told her it was dubbed the 100 day cold and she then sat back and thought yea it is going on 100 days. hope you don't have that one!

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DEE1221 3/24/2013 8:27PM

    From Experience........You may need a stronger antibiotic. The Z pack never helped me. My doctor even said she has not had good luck with it.

Feel Better!

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LJOYCE55 3/24/2013 8:24PM

  Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I just got over a cold myself, but nothing like what you are describing. I hope you feel better now that the weather is warming up - well at least its supposed to.

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Small steps forward.

Thursday, March 21, 2013



I didn't want to push myself today but I did want to maintain some level of physical activity. Randy and I went to alive and walked 2 miles.

I hope that my lungs and head clear out soon.

Things I'm thankful for:
Feeling better.
A week off from work to rest.
Being able to work out a little bit.
My snuggly cat.

  
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LRSILVER 3/22/2013 5:09PM

    emoticon Glad you are better. Keep pushing!!

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HEALTHY4ME 3/22/2013 12:41PM

    So glad you are feeling better, and good to do some but not over do. HUGS

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LOLAINSC 3/22/2013 12:40PM

    Around here we call those late winter/early spring miseries "the crud." Here's wishing you chuck your crud soon.
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MINDY502 3/22/2013 8:46AM

    Glad you are on the road to recovery and you are slowly getting back to moving. Have a great weekend!

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FLORIDASUN 3/22/2013 8:44AM

    Hope you get better real soon...nothing sucks like being sick..I got a huge wake up call March 1st and it REALLY motivated me to eat healthier and cut the caffeine overdose out of my life. Nothing motivates us like pain eh? Try some good ole' chicken soup works like a charm every time! emoticon I don't think this is chicken soup...but we can pretend it is! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/22/2013 7:51AM

    nice to hear you are slowly feeling better!!

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JUSTLLAMA 3/22/2013 5:08AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon! Great list of things to be thankful for!

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-AMANDA79- 3/21/2013 9:35PM

    I hope so too!
When we were sick, I found that a cough syrup with an expectorant in it (think Mucinex, but we took the off brand) really helped.

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This is what 35lbs down looks like!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I wish I could've ran the race this weekend and I wish I hadn't had so much time off from exercising...I feel very weak.

On a bright note, I am officially 35lbs down today! I am hesistant in celebrating because I feel that the flu wasn't the way to get there but hey! there was a lot of hard work leading up to it.


This is a great improvement from where I was 6 months ago.


What does 35 lb weight loss mean to me?
-My anxiety is controlled without medication. This is the #1 difference in my life.
-Less back pain (minus the sprain).
-No knee pain.
-Better mental acuity.
-Lots of new friends met along the way.
-Running my first 5k!!!
-I feel freer. I don't have to worry about not being able to finish something, or not fitting into something...I'm not at goal but I'm looking forward to the future.
-Less and less migraines!!! (This is also a life changer!)
-I Breathe easier.

6 months have flown by. This is something sustainable. This is something within my control. I am so close to goal, I am so excited!!!!

I am thankful for this journey. I am thankful that I decided to "try again." I am thankful for all my sparkfriends because they are truly inspiring to me, and when I feel down or uninspired, it doesn't take much for them to pick me right back up.

  
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LYNMARI 4/16/2013 11:16PM

    Thank you for sharing your photos. Inspires me to keep working at getting healthier. Congratulations! You look fabulous! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HDHAWK 4/16/2013 8:46PM

    You look great! emoticon

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RX_2_RV 4/16/2013 10:44AM

    Congratulations on all the healthy choices that lead you to this point! It is not easy, and you deserve to be proud of your accomplishments!

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Yay you!

Jane

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STAY39 4/16/2013 9:42AM

    That's so great! You look awesome! I love how it has improved your mental health- just another wonderful benefit of weight loss! Thank you for the inspiration! emoticon

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SAMZA83 4/16/2013 9:30AM

    There's a very noticable difference in pictures...congrats on all your present and continued success! emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/16/2013 9:20AM

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STEPHANIE302013 4/16/2013 9:01AM

    fantastic job!!

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MELMOMOF4 4/16/2013 8:57AM

    emoticon emoticon you look great.

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ANGIEN9 4/8/2013 3:09PM

    You look so emoticon after a 35 pound loss. I look forward to see you when you have lost more!

Angie

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LUCKYNUMBER25 4/3/2013 10:27PM

    Wow, what a difference! emoticon

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DATTEBERR 3/23/2013 9:57PM

    Great job. You go girl. Looking good.
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MMMMBACON 3/23/2013 10:33AM

    What amazing progress- so inspiring! emoticon

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GEMINISUE 3/23/2013 8:34AM

    Congratulations, on reaching your goal. There is a great difference! Hope you soon will be feeling healthy and energetic again, looking forward to the Wedding Pictures.

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Linda

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MAISIA 3/23/2013 2:13AM

    Great job!!! You look amazing!!

You should come join my team Looking sexy!!!

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FLORIDASUN 3/22/2013 8:41AM

    What an accomplishment...soooooo proud of you...keep on keepin' on! emoticon emoticon

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HILLRUNNER 3/21/2013 4:34PM

    emoticon WELL DONE!!
You have done fantastic with all your goals...so proud of you!!

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LBART85 3/21/2013 12:36PM

    WOW such a change in 6 months.

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NECREOUSNE 3/21/2013 11:23AM

    You are doing GREAT!!!
Remember it's a journey - not a destination!

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JAIMESIZED 3/21/2013 8:25AM

    You are DEFINITELY an inspiration! That is incredible!

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LRSILVER 3/21/2013 5:13AM

    You are doing great. You get the credit. emoticon

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JUSTLLAMA 3/21/2013 2:52AM

    You look AMAZING! Great job my friend!

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ANTHONYSGAL 3/21/2013 1:22AM

    WOW congrats hun on both the scale and non scale victories..it's not just bout weight loss but overall health and well being..GREAT JOB my friend..keep it up and reach that goal!!!

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-AMANDA79- 3/20/2013 10:15PM

    I'm not sure which is better, the pictures or the non-scale victories!!

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JEANUT 3/20/2013 9:29PM

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Congrats!!!!!
You are doing great

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/20/2013 7:44PM

    congrats, you have done amazing,

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/20/2013 6:18PM

    Wow! Very inspiring! Terrific! Wonderful! So cool emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2LABS2LOVE 3/20/2013 6:02PM

    Wow.... emoticon

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WKWJWP 3/20/2013 5:42PM

    Also your face look much much slimmer & you look tons happier!!

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WKWJWP 3/20/2013 5:41PM

    Ohhh yay!!!!! This is pretty unreal!!!! You looks great and your waist is so tiny. I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see your results in person. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 3/20/2013 5:30PM

    Wow! You are the one who is truly inspiring! What a fantastic job you have done!
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HEALTHY-SPARK 3/20/2013 5:22PM

    Wow super awesome!! And all the other benefits too -- congrats!
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HOLLYM48 3/20/2013 5:08PM

    You are doing great! Keep up the great work. One day at a time will get you where you want to be. Congrats on your weight loss and for deciding to run a 5K. Anything is possible if we choose to make it so!
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DARLY55 3/20/2013 5:04PM

    Wow, what a difference! Congrats!

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COFFEEQUEEEN 3/20/2013 4:51PM

    I think you should add your amazingly positive attitude to that list because you've obviously blossomed during your journey. That is more inspirational than other, more visible, results...but you do look dang good in your "after" pics! Good for you!!! Soak it in; you earned it!

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BLUE42DOWN 3/20/2013 4:12PM

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I love how both of the most life-changing results are less about weight as a number on the scale and more about the overall healthier lifestyle - eating better and being more active.

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HEALTHY4ME 3/20/2013 3:56PM

    OH I am so happy for you!!!! YOu look fantastic!!! Way to go and better yet knowing it is sustainable! HUGS

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TKOVACH1 3/20/2013 3:28PM

    Congrats! You look great! Keep it up!
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UWHK8STER 3/20/2013 2:13PM

    Congratulations-you look great and are making great progress. Keep up the great work!

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DRADDIE 3/20/2013 1:41PM

    Fabulous job!! Well done!!

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CLHENDY1 3/20/2013 1:35PM

    Congrats! You look great! Keep up your hard work!!

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SAMMI4444 3/20/2013 1:14PM

    You look fantastic! Keep up the great work!

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    Congrats! emoticon emoticon

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  You look great! Congrats!

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    Great job!!

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Getting back up again!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This is the first day in four days that I've felt well enough to sit up, let alone blog!!! The flu really got me this time around. i haven't been THAT sick in awhile. I've basically laid and slept for the last three days. I feel incredibly weak today so I probably won't push myself to exercise just yet. I've barely been able to eat any thing, which means I lost a few pounds, but it was not a pleasant way to do it.

My plan for today is to start eating stuff again (my stomach still feels a little uneasy at the thought so we will see how that goes). I still plan on spending lots of time on the couch. But maybe I can actually knit or do something productive while doing so.

I did not make my race this week. I woke up with a fever of 100F. My body made it VERY clear that I needed to rest. So I am taking this opportunity to listen to it.

Things I'm thankful for:
That the flu didn't last longer, lol.
Randy for taking care of me.
Whiskers for snuggling with me while I was sick.

  
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-AMANDA79- 3/20/2013 3:14PM

    Oh sweetie! I'm so sorry! Glad that you are feeling better!

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TKOVACH1 3/20/2013 11:01AM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. Take it easy and you will be ready to get back to normal in no time.
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LAURELSPARK 3/20/2013 9:39AM

    Sorry to hear that you have been under the weather...................hope that you feel 100% soon.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/19/2013 6:16PM

    glad you are getting the rest you need, lots of water, hope you feel better soon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/19/2013 1:57PM

    Glad you are getting better, take care and drink lots of water... HUGS

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LRSILVER 3/19/2013 1:20PM

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I was just about to check your page, to see what you are up to, because I haven't heard from you in a while. Have a speedy recovery, and listen to your body.

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UWHK8STER 3/19/2013 11:37AM

    I'm glad you're starting to feel better, but that's no fun that you've been laid up for the past couple of days. Relax, fully recover, and then you can get right back on track.

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MINDY502 3/19/2013 10:32AM

    Poor thing I hope you recover fast and get back on your feet soon but listen to what your body is telling you, rest is the most important thing right now.

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Pain in the b...ack.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Yeah that's right, the sprain really hurts. I think I need to take it easier than I have. Crap. :( I think the cardio dance is too hard on my back...that and the boobs....lol. But that I can't do nothing about. (Sorry guy spark friends ) I think I will try to get into the chiropractor tomorrow.

Speaking of not taking it easy...I am off to the gym again (this time dragging randy's behind) to do some indoor walking (at least this is low impact).

So I feel that I'm stuck at the weight that I am for what seems like forever, but its probably been only a week. I've been snacking BIG TIME on candy. And because of this I've been eating less protein and healthy carb.'s. SO I've packed up on the veggies and fruits and I've been eating right the last couple of days. I'm starting to feel better. Not sure if its enough to make a difference this weigh in but hopefully by saturday I will see some progress.

Nonscale Victory: feeling addicted to working out. Better than being addicted to chips? :)

Every thing in moderation though (I picture AMANDA saying this to me... :) ) And I will do my best. I do have a 5K though on Saturday. Running and walking don't seem to strain my back so maybe I will stick to that and give dancing a rest for a bit ( this makes me sad though because its one of the activities I purely enjoy, no thinking involved, no worries, truly the only time I'm carefree ). Howwwwwwwever, I'd rather be able to dance the rest of my life than go crazy and hurt myself permanently.



Things I'm thankful for:
Good sparkfriends.
Randy.
Cameron.
A boost of motivation flowing through my veins.

  
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-AMANDA79- 3/16/2013 9:43PM

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JUSTLLAMA 3/16/2013 4:30AM

    Hope you feel better soon! Listen to your body and don't push too hard!

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HILLRUNNER 3/14/2013 7:47PM

    Hope you are feeling better very soon!!
LOVE the profile pic!!

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MINDY502 3/13/2013 11:54AM

    Hope you find some relief from the chiropractor. It helped me when I was going at it real strong on workouts. Have a great week!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/13/2013 8:23AM

    hope your back feels better soon!!!

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CANDOK1260 3/13/2013 7:46AM

    Hope you feel bettr take it easy walking us great for you

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TERRIPAL1 3/13/2013 6:31AM

    I hope you feel better , I would say try to take it easy, but I don't know if you can??
Good luck at the chiro!

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LRSILVER 3/13/2013 4:51AM

    I hope you feel better. You are doing great. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/12/2013 8:17PM

    Feel better soon. pain in the back is no fun... HUGS

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