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Excited And Bummed All At Once

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I bet most of us have dysfunctional families. There is always the one who goes the wrong way it seems. I even have one son that has done some bad things I am not proud of. It is hard when your adult children do not make adult decisions. Strange how one child is one way and the other way the other way.

Guess what I lost 1.4 pounds this week. Can you believe how good the scale has been to me, so I am really siked I now weight 159, I am in the fifties again, age and weight emoticon I just am so happy I wanted to go home and be in the fifties and I made it, This has really made my millennium.

I pray I keep going down. So I am a very stubborn person, I have been ill for the past week, and yesterday was nice and sunny so I decided to go for a walk. I have this personal problem do not tell, it is one reason I do not walk outside, my system is very weak, I was diagnosed with IBS when I got divorced. Anyway, it makes my life interesting. So I just went out to walk, had to cut through paths and run back home in 30 min. Was I upset with myself. But I kicked it off and turned and went right back out again for another 35 min, I walked at a good pace. I was soaked when I got back the first time, went back out wet. Well the story now is I feel worse today with this cold. I just cannot shake it. Do not know if the wind outside on the walk, or the sweat, or whatever, just did not help the cold. I was hoping I would sweat it out. The older I get the longer it seems to get over these colds. I hate it, have to sleep sitting up to help the draining. I am a mess. I just hate how it seems to be such a challenge to get my body to respond normally. This is what I deal with people, I am sharing a lot this morning must be really Ill. My life is not easy but I am a survivor and I will conquer this challenge.

OH and the spark points doe my emails still does not work, only one not working. Can you believe my luck? I got the lost weight to focus on. I want to work out today so bad, have yet to see if my body will be able to??? Like I said I am stubborn. I have not been swimming all week just doing the treadmill, once outside and Leslie Sansone. SO I missed two days this week because of this cold and I still lost. I guess the Lord is taking care of me through all of thses trials. It is good if you need someone on your side the Lord is who you want this is for sure. I am babbling. Thank you friends for all you do, it is so good to have peole to share my life with, it means more than I can put on this blog that is for sure. God Bless you all for watching over little me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERPEGGY 3/15/2010 9:37AM

    Congratulations on your 159! I only wish I could say the same...but hopefully in a few months I will. Sorry to hear you are ill. I agree, I never got sick every...until after I turned 55. I still can kick things quicker than most, but where it used to be 24 to 48 now it is more like 48 - 72. Which for me seems crazy. I don't take vitamins and I probably should, but I just don't remember to take them. I could never do any of the weight loss pills that had to be taken prior to meals or 3 times a day, for the same reason. Anyway, I had an okay weekend for my first SP weekend. I was very busy and got lots of exercise, so hopeful for a little loss this Friday. Get well soon and God Bless! Peggy

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JAZZIELORI 3/15/2010 8:02AM

    Sparkmails are giving everyone a problem...Coach Jen said it was something to do with their server..maybe I'll do an announcement so everyone will know..You are a trouper! I wonder if you take any vitamins daily? I only ask because I take them and my boys will come down with something and thank God I have not...I have been trying to get my oldest (20yr) to get with the Vitamin program but like you have children that make different choices than we would like..he is resistant..only to complain once again he is sick..Motherhood...Congrats on the weight loss! Don't push too much when feeling ill..Especially if your illnesses have been lingering longer than usual..I am not a doc..but I hope if it gets worse you will give him/her a call..

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 3/14/2010 4:27PM

    I too am not getting spark e-mails...maybe it's not US..maybe it is SP!!
Congrats on the 1.4 pound loss...that is very good..considering that you have not been well and not exercising like before....
Just keep going, but try not to get over exerted or sick!! Get well soon.

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IM_GETTIN_THIN 3/14/2010 3:20PM

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SHERRY666 3/14/2010 3:16PM

    emoticonRosemary.......... You should be very proud of yourself..... 1.4 pounds is awesome to lose....... Just keep hanging in there..... the cold will be gone soon...... then you can concentrate on your swimming and walking more... emoticon

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    First, I think all families are dysfunctional in some way - at least I like to think so, because it means mine was "normal" in that way!

Sorry you're sick - but congrats for getting in what exercise you did. Sometime squeezing in a few minutes on the treadmill or just marching in place is all we can do, and that's so much more than nothing.

A lot of folks (me included) have been complaining about the lack of SP Emails. I switched from my Yahoo to another Email account - started getting them, and don't have any today. Grr!
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Time To Vent Again

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Well tonight I want to blow off steam with my emails hooked up to spark. Now I have been doing Spark almost 7 months so I do know my way around the site, So for some reason none of my emails will register on the spark count. Granted it is only 4 points, for I did not get all of my regular spark emails today. I tried 3 times to get these points. Everytime it goes back to spark it says I already go the credit for that email, yet I did not get any, there is a 0 there. So this bugs me that something is wrong here. I am hoping it will not do the same thing tomorrow. I always check thinking I have made some error but I do not see it. So I sent an email to customer service too. I am one of those picky people that gets a bug when something does not work. I know it is no big thing it is just that it is not working.

So this is my venting session for today. I went for a walk today outside to enjoy the weather. It was not as warm as I hoped and the wind was strong also, but I still walked for a good hour. i was wet with sweat when I finished. I was in some doubt with the walk, I have been so use to the treadmill, I know how far, how long and how many calories with it, with my walk it is guess for me. So I felt because of the sweat I must have done a good enough walk. I also did my weights when I got home.

Talked to my Mom and friends at home today. Pat my high school friend offered to start my car and see what shape it is in. It had been sitting in the snow all winter. Getting anxious less than 3 weeks and counting till I am homeward bound. I shared with Pat I weigh 160 pounds she said she is so proud of me. Pat was one of my friends who convinced me I needed to lose weight. I gave her the praise for getting me started last June. She said she cannot wait to see me when I get home. I have all this waiting for me when I go home the end of this month.

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GOING2LSEITNOW 3/14/2010 9:15AM

    There are several topics on the email subject in the site/technical forum. Sparkpeople has been having trouble with sending out emails from the days before , that is why it is showing up as having already awarded points.As for the walking, I am just tracking my steps now instead of minutes. It seems less stressful to know that I can do this many steps in a day instead of this many minutes.

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ASHLETINS 3/13/2010 11:33PM

    I also haven't been getting my points for emails, or joining the survery team and a couple of other things as well so I know how you feel. It bugged me at first too until one day I planned my fitness in advance for the week and then on one of the days I had to take off my fitness minutes because I got sick and didn't work out and it still gave me the 24 points so I figure it balances out somehow =)

Clocking the miles with your car is a good idea, I do that too. But it sounds like your car is not in use right now? I walk at normal pace (not in a hurry but not doddling either) and it's about an 18 minute mile so maybe you can gage how far you walk by that. If you walk at a pretty regular pace, you'd probably walk about 3.3 miles in one hour. Just plug that into your mileage tracker on the fitness page and it will calculate the calories for you based on your weight! That's a great walk and much better for your mind than walking on a tredmil. Keep it up!

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DARINGR8LY 3/13/2010 11:06PM

    Thanks for sharing. I've been clueless about what's happening with my emails.

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TANZAR2002 3/13/2010 10:49PM

    Wow, slow down a bit you have my mind racing, I know I am addicted to get my spark points, I signed up for the survey and didn't get my 25 points, but let the stress go, look at the point you got for your exercise today, noe that the way to rack up some points, and I bet you felt good afterwards. When I walk my neighborhood I clock the miles in the car so I know how much I walked, and divide the time and it gets pretty close. I am so excited for you going home and showing off the new and improved version of you. Take care keep up the good work, and glad you vented. emoticon emoticon

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Sweating Is Not Easy

Friday, March 12, 2010

Does anyone have a problem with sweating? For some reason it takes me longer than normal to sweat. I know I drink enough water. It happens in the sauna too, I have to stay in a long time to get sweat started. But lately I have noticed that once I start that it seems that I sweat longer afterward. Just wondering if this is normal with anyone else or if it is just me.

I do like the feeling of finally sweating, I do it a lot when I get past 30 min. of the treadmill. But the other strange thing is now I find myself sweating at other strange times. Like when I am carrying groceries. I never use to, perhaps I am putting something more in it or something. Just thinking about this as I was doing my 60 min. on my treadmill. I did 4 miles. It some how helped my cold too I think. But my ears are really blocked from the cold. I had to sleep sitting up, I was coughing too much laying down, there was draining still going on. Sorry after I typed this I was wondering if I should have said that. Oh well I do share all with my family. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I sweat like a BIG dog.

It's not pretty.

When I get more fit, I will no longer sweat at the drop of a hat. Is perhaps this a symptom of you becoming more fit?

Also some people's sweat glands are such that they don't sweat easily and/or at all. So it could be you. But since you said you didn't used to be that way, I don't think so.

Draining and sleeping sitting or propped up . . . that's what I used to go through every Fall, and every Spring, before I found SinuFix capsules (not spray). Now I will not be without SinuFix, and the people who have left customer reviews feel the same way, at swansonvitamins.com and vitacost.com, and they both have cheap five dollar shipping. iherb.com carries the same but it costs more; if your order is a certain amount there is free shipping, but, you are paying for the shipping in the increased price. So I prefer Swanson and Vitacost.

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IM_GETTIN_THIN 3/13/2010 11:10AM

    It takes a lot to make me sweat too, except those times in the middle of the night when i seem to be having a hot flash or fever. It could be because I am dehydrated most of the time or just the nature of my body. I find that even when I am on the treadmill it takes a long time for me to sweat too. I would not worry about it. emoticon

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MZLADY77 3/13/2010 1:13AM

    I usually sweat a lot when i am on stationary bike about 45 mins. I am dripping. emoticon Strength training about 10 mins. start sweating. But I feel good! emoticon

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VERDIEMAE 3/13/2010 12:24AM

    I am one who doesn't sweat easily either. It takes quite a bit of heavy labor to actually get me going. They say it is really good to sweat, so I probably am not working as hard as I should . I can also relate to the cold. Have had the worst year this winter as far as sinus infections and problems with my asthma to the point of having to prop up to sleep also and several rounds of medication. Finally coming out of it and getting back to my workouts. I am impressed on the treadmill time. If you are working that hard at your fitness and drinking water, it is just your normal state I am sure. The sauna is probably the best bet to break a heavy sweat. Good luck

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TIFF38 3/13/2010 12:10AM

    So funny I ran across this blog today. I also don't sweat like the other people in my gym, we are all doing the same workout and yet they are dripping, and I am not. I have known this for a while, what I noticed just today was that while vaccuming my bedroom I was sweating like a freaking pig! Couldn't believe how much was coming out!
So, its not just you! :)

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FRAN0426 3/12/2010 10:50PM

    I have always been one that doesn't sweat easy, always thought those sweating profusely must be working harder but, that isn't necessarily true. After reading your blog, well maybe some day I will start sweating more but not yet.

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WOOKIE68 3/12/2010 10:29PM

    I love what a good sweat does for my complexion!
If you are sweating more than you used to, it may mean that your metabolism is really pumped up!

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25,000 Spark Points

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I just earned a brand new trophy for getting to 25,000 points today. I made this in 204 days on Spark. That is a lot of work. I really have not worked at doing this it just happened, while I spend my days here. I also have 1940 posts made to others here on Spark. These are my stats of today. I think I will go over 7 months this coming week too. I went back and checked I started on August 19th, 2009. so it will be a week from today I will have been here on Spark for 7 months.

Sometimes the time seems like yesterday then other days it seems like I have been here all my life. Time is a strange thing we deal with daily. Anyway I just had to toot my horn a little and give myself a pat on the back this is a huge milestone for me. Of coarse I want to share it here with you my family.

My new trophy

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TIFF38 3/13/2010 12:15AM

    Woo Hoo! Great job... keep it up!

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HAPPYMOM8 3/12/2010 11:21AM

    emoticon You deserve to toot your horn! You are learning so much everyday that no one can take away from you. Pat

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NJMATTICE 3/11/2010 6:28PM

    Nice trophy!

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MONTY68 3/11/2010 6:07PM

    You can toot all you want and then some more. You put a lot of effort in Spark to do that. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERRY666 3/11/2010 5:06PM

    Great blog....... Toot away......... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Sometimes It Happens

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I am still not well. I did not sleep well last night. Had a hard time getting out of bed. I needed the sleep.. The whole family are ill. Me I am getting upset I cannot kick this yet. I again just cannot breath right to try and do a workout today. I just wish I could kick the guilt of not doing the workout. I am like in a panic I just feel so bad both mentally and physically. I just cannot wait till this gets out of my body. It is stopping me from doing what I want to and it will slow down my weight loss for sure. Three weeks from today it will be the day when I leave. Now I am worrying about my streaks I do not want to lose them I am doing so well. not sure how I am going to keep this up the day I fly out. What a mess I put myself in sometimes. Oh well think my mind is off due to the cold. Say a prayer I will be better tomorrow. Thanks for listening it helps a lot. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHYTOWN7 3/12/2010 9:57AM

  Don't beat yourself up too much. When you are ill, you have to just let your body completely relax so you can recover or the illness will linger. You haven't given up, you are recovering. Those are two totally different things. Be encouraged.

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ANNE403 3/11/2010 6:57AM

    It is easier said than done about not worrying! Say some prayers that is what my MIL always tells me when something is bothering me! Take care of yourself & rest you can get with it when you feel better. My prayers are with you. Anne emoticon

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GOING2LSEITNOW 3/11/2010 5:44AM

    emoticon I hope you get to feeling better soon.

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ANASNEWBODY 3/10/2010 10:54PM

    To get a positive attitude, try writing down 5 positive accomplishments each day. The negative attitude will cause you to become tense which is counterproductive.

Keep up the great progress. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NATUREWOMAN1 3/10/2010 9:58PM

    Hi I'm new on spark and to the team. I'll pray the u and ur family r feeling better. Try not to worry to much about the workouts. U can push yourself when u r healthy. Let your body heal. My name it Debra...known as naturewoman1. Have a blessed day tomorrow and feel better. emoticon

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