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Day 7... And the Downward Spiral Begins...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Today was not the best day of my life... Let me start by saying I had the best of intentions. I jumped in the shower to get ready to run a few errands, and when I was finished, I noticed that the drain wasn't running as freely as it should. For the record, let me say now that the story I am about to tell you is sort of a repeat of a story from the past... ONLY A HUNDRED TIMES WORSE!!! I reached down to pull the metal grate up. It SHOULD be pulled up with a screwdriver or similar tool. I stood back up with the grate in hand, and blood poring everywhere... I SCREAMED for my DH. He was also in the shower and didn't hear me yell. I began to cry in frusration and pain... More in frustration and because I couldn't get the bleeding to stop. I pulled the showerhead off its hook and held it betwwen my knees letting it run cold over my hands and splash on my (now blood-covered) feet. Eventually the bleeding slowed. I jumped out of the shower and went to the bedroom door and SCREAMED bloody murder across the house. My DH said "I'm in the shower." I SCREAMED, "I don't F*&%*%$ care where you are. Get in here." Of course he came running knowing now that something was wrong and found me bleeding again. We dressed... Me with lots of help, and went to the emergency clinic about 20 minutes away. My last tetanus shot was circa 1996 so that was first on the agenda, and then soaking and washing and rebandaging. I have to watch for infection, but other than that, I'll survive... I'm not allowed to clean the drain anymore. BIG HARDSHIP THERE! NOT! I also will be hunting and pecking for a while as I only have use of 6 of my fingers and 1 thumb.... Life is going to be interesting for a few days!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/13/2009 1:36PM

    Just wanted to say congratulations on getting your husband's attention...any way you have to!!! Just glad that it wasn't any worse and thankful that he was home when you needed him! Better that he was in the shower than taking a nap and not hearing you. lol No more days like that!!
God bless you.
Tons of love and lots of hugs,

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NOSRALC 1/11/2009 10:17AM

    Pooh Bear! Sorry to hear about your injury! Let's look on the bright side .. you shouldn't have to do dishes or any type of cleaning that requires you to submerge your hand in water. Have a better day today! emoticon

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STARLITRIOT 1/11/2009 12:39AM

    the part about you yelling at your husband in the shower sounds exactly like what i'd do to my boyfriend.

i'm glad it's nothing too serious though. lots of bad luck going around these days though. feel better!

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SKAE2009 1/10/2009 11:43PM

    Tomorrow is a new day and I'm quite sure that I can guarantee that it will be a better day than today!

Life has its ups and downs but we don't allow fellow members to maintain downward spirals for any length of time.

Sorry that you had a bad day. We're all here to help! emoticon

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HEIDI101 1/10/2009 11:35PM

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That sounds horrible!!!!
Im glad you are gonna be okay though.

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Day 6... Motivated to do... Something else!

Friday, January 09, 2009

If reading yesterday's DailySpark taught me one thing, it was this... Don't say you're unmotivated... Just say you were motivated to do one thing more than another... So at this point, I must admit that today I finally did not keep up with Bootcamp. At least not in its entirety. I did 60 minutes of cardio, and I did the optional bonus challenge, but I didn't do Coach Nicole's Bootcamp video... So tomorrow I'll be up and at it in the morning. I have Day 6 & Day 7 to do now, and I have an appointment with My Fitness Coach that can't be put off.

So for tonight, I was more motivated to eat dinner and hang out with friends... And sit on the couch and watch Babylon, A.D. I'm going to call tonight my "battery recharge" to keep at it through the weekend!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/10/2009 9:40AM

    As you go through your workouts, remember to take care of yourself. It sounds like you did a great cardio workout. Don't push youself beyond what your body can safely do. There is only one you. Be careful. You will get lots of cardio excitement at that Steeler game on Sunday!!!

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Day 5 of Bootcamp == DONE!!!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I'm going to keep up with Bootcamp if it kills me!

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I'm proud of myself for sticking with it... My muscles are worked to the point of exhaustion and I'm sleeping more soundly... DH is annoyed! He insists I've begun to snore again, but I don't buy it!

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I hope everyone is having as much fun as I am reaching my goals for 2009!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/10/2009 9:29AM

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Bootcamp won't kill you...it will only make you stronger. Keep up the great work and enjoy that deep sleep!!! Don't buy what your DH is selling. lol

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Tired today... Day 4 of Bootcamp Complete!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I think my efforts may have finally caught up with me... I'm going to head to bed early and hopefully get some high quality rest so I can be up to full speed tomorrow! Have a wonderful night everyone and keep sparking... Everybody's efforts and results so far are inspiring!


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/8/2009 10:18PM

    Congratulations on another great day at bootcamp and with Maya. Get your rest and sleep because Coach Nicole will have some good stuff for you tomorrow. Full speed ahead. Take care and God bless you.
Love and hugs,

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Spreading the Spark...

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm trying to inspire others!!! I'm giving it my best shot at least. I seem to have added a new goal during this challenge so I'm going to have to update... Anyway, I have been trying really hard to talk to *at least* three people a day about SparkPeople and the wonders it can do for your healthy lifestyle choices... Wish me luck in this endeavor... I'm not about to give up... Not when Bootcamp and "Maya" are kicking my butt... I want everyone else to feel this GOOD... (and sore)!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/8/2009 10:12PM

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Keep it going...you are an inspiration to more than you know. Your hard work will pay off. I am with you on the (and sore)!!! But I am only walking and doing the boot camp. I'm too old for all the extras but I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in. Round is a shape...lol
Love and hugs,

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ASH72461 1/7/2009 5:32AM

  you keep spreading the spark emoticon

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