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Focus on my leg.....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This year has been a series of ups and downs--gee, sounds like real life, huh? lol My leg gets better, then worse, then better, then worse. I'm not really focusing on my weight or nutrition so much right now as I am getting this healed up. Granted, part of that healing is getting enough blood-pumping exercise to increase the circulation in it. So that being said, I'm not logging my food like I should be--takes too much time sitting on the computer. Then I get distracted with other things on here. Focus, Sharon, focus. Right now it's not about the weight for me. It's finding the right combo of exercise, food, meds, socks, etc. that works to keep this sh!t healed up.

That being said, it was my birthday this week. Yeah!! It was a good one. My daughter and husbeast bought me EXACTLY what I wanted!! A beach cruiser bicycle!! It's awesome. Talk about blood-pumping exercise! lol and I finally got my husbeast to T off the spigot out front and install a water spigot in my garden in the sideyard. Yeah! One of my sons came to visit from AR, and one of them bought me roses. My friend Christina gave me a bottle of my favorite wine! and some green bean seeds and sugar snap pea seedlings. RIGHT ON!! and my sis called and left a message on my voicemail--she is singing happy birthday and she got my stroke-victim mom to hum/sing along. OMG. Best. Present. EVAH!! I cried like a b!tch.

Weigh-in was today--I'm up a little. 293.2 from 292.4. No biggie. Could have been that birthday cupcake. I'm not trippin' about it.

If I'm not online as much as before, it's because I'm out riding on this:

  
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MIMMICA 5/4/2010 12:10PM

    Love it! Great picture! Great birthday too! (Happy belated birthday, by the way!)

I've found my way back after being away for a few weeks. Stuff going on that wasn't so great. Ah well, such is life.

Have a fantastic day!

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RAIN_SIS 4/28/2010 11:06AM

    Yeah. She's a beauty!
Nice bike too.

Do you ever use that canoe in the background?
We have been canoe camping a few times, most recently last August. We enjoy it.

That sounds like a great birthday!
Many happy returns of the day! emoticon

Did you post something about what happened to your leg? I must have missed it. Sorry you are hurting. Whatever it is I hope it is a thing that will GET WEll SOON.

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I Know I Should Be Grateful.......

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

and I AM. Weigh in today--down to 292.4. WOW. A 0.2 loss. But it's still a loss, right? Right!! and I'm grateful. I haven't walked every single day, but I have been trying to be mindful about what I eat, and walk almost everyday, at least a little. Trying to lower the fat in my eating. That's tougher than sugar, for me--I love that sh!t. And sugar, too. Love it. Love to have my sweets after dinner. So I do. Just eating one or two cookies instead of the entire package, though. And I'm sharing with everyone, not keeping the package in my room. ;) It's working--slow but steady.

Echo still not home yet. Don't know what's going on with that--I'm thinking maybe he was just feeling the waters to see IF we would take her back? I know he wants the two dogs to stay together if at all possible--but that's not going to happen here. He talked like it was already down to the nitty-gritty, that he had to get rid of them both by that weekend--now a week has gone by and no word. I love dogs--but people p!ss me off. ;)

  
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MACKANDME 4/14/2010 11:43AM

    I am really sensitive to sugar and carbs so for now I am steering clear of them completely. Hopefully I will get to the point where I can have just a little, like you. And you are right .2 is .2.

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Down from last weigh-in.....

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Yay! Down to 292.6 from last week's disaster. Guess the mindful eating and walking has been paying off! WOOT!

My son and V got in last night from AZ--I'm so glad they made it safe! We have a houseful again, but that's ok. And MORE good news!! Echo is coming home! not such good news for our former roommate--he is heartbroken--the place he is living is making him get rid of his 2 dogs because Echo is such an escape artist. I won't take the male dog--he's a pissing little bastard--but Echo can come home anytime!! So now we'll REALLY have a houseful--she is a presence in and of herself. But that's cool because she is an AWESOME DOG!! and I've really missed her.

So I guess my week has been pretty fantastic, despite my pig-out yesterday afternoon. I was just TOO. Too HALT--too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired. All of the above except angry. That's what they used to tell us in AA not to get--not too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired. I was all of the above yesterday and ended up eating four slices of Dijourno pizza and a huge bowl of ice cream. I got home from work after a particularly long day, and the husbeast had it waiting for me. He doesn't intentionally sabotage me--he really believed he was doing something good for me. (bless his heart) He knew I was too tired to cook--so he went to the store. One day isn't going to kill me. I'll just have to be watchful of my exercise this week--which shouldn't be too hard, because we'll be showing the kids around town and taking them to the beach. And playing with Echo! This is the only pic I have on my computer right now of Echo--will have to take better ones!

  
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RAIN_SIS 4/7/2010 1:08PM

    Excellent. Good news all around.
Congrats on safe kids, return of beloved hound and btw weight loss.
Congratulations mostly on being the kind of person who recognizes a slice of pizza lovingly provided for what it is. Accepting well meant gestures with appreciation is also good for your health. Good for you!

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JEWITCH 4/7/2010 10:33AM

    It is nice to have a full house if it is filled with people and animals we love. Glad that you are getting Echo back. I hope your ex-house mate is able to find a good home for his other dog.

Good for you to recoup from a disaster of a week. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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Soooooo, What's Your Passion?

Saturday, April 03, 2010

I answered a sparkmail from a friend asking about qiviut--which is muskox undercoat that gets spun into yarn. I could have answered her in a yes or no, but noooooooooo--I went into a huge long dialog. At the end of my response, I re-read it and sighed. 'Damn! I'm pretty passionate about yarn, fiber, spinning, etc. aren't I?' ran through my mind. I could talk about that stuff all day.

So I think I need to alter my passions. I love to sit on my butt and spin, weave, crochet, knit, and everything that has anything to do with fiber. But that's not getting me any closer to my goal of 250 lb.

Why don't I get that excited/verbal about the walk I took yesterday? It was beautiful! and invigorating! and the perfect length! The air was so clean! and it was a surprise walk, too. I went to work and ended up taking my client's service dog down to the vet for his monthly bath/nail trim, etc. It was early in the morning, a bit cold but not bad, and since it's so close I just walked him down there and walked back. The sun was just peeking out of the clouds now and then, and I was loving life that I got a sneak walk in--it was a little gift to myself. ;)

Then when my daughter got home, I got another gift. A new 'Bender Ball'!! The one we had was losing air pretty bad, and I couldn't use it anymore. I'm probably the reason it's losing air--too heavy--but it didn't say it had a weight limit, so it should have held. For those of you who don't know what a Bender Ball is, click here:

benderball.com/

These things are great!! I feel so good after doing a few exercises with this! So I was pretty happy when she brought us both home a new one--each! so if I pop mine, she will still have hers. ;) She is so practical. And she works at a sporting goods store so she got it cheapcheapcheap! So if I pop mine it won't be expensive to replace. Yay!! emoticon I gotta get passionate about physical activity. THAT will help me get closer to my goals.

  
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MIMMICA 4/6/2010 12:33PM

    The funny thing about physical activity is that as you get into a regular routine, you actually do get passionate about it... I know, it sounds crazy, but it's true!

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Had to share this....

Thursday, April 01, 2010

I went to the dr. today. I actually WENT to the appt. I had set up. lol I hate going to the dr. even though I've been needing to for quite awhile. I have been diagnosed with venous insufficiency in my lower left leg. It was caused from a brown recluse spider bite four years ago, and I've been suffering with it ever since. What a PITA. So I finally got brave enough to get some help for it. AAAAANNNND, I am finally asking forand getting help--pain meds--for the bursitus in my hips. I can't exercise enough to keep the venous insufficiency healed up unless I want to put up with the pain in my hips. So I either exercise and put up with the pain, or I don't exercise, gain more weight, and deal with open ulcerous wounds on my lower leg. It's a vicious cycle. And I've been doing this for four years. So today I took steps to rectify it and stop the cycle. I'm so proud of me!! ;) emoticon

  
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MIMMICA 4/6/2010 12:35PM

    Good for you! As soon as those meds start working, you'll have every reason to get active! Good work!

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KARLAROB 4/1/2010 9:02PM

  great you took that step, you need to take care of yourself, I can relate, I fell down my stairs monday morning and I am sure i have some broken ribs, but I know they cant do to much for ribs and my FEAR of my dr scales and him telling me AGAIN that I am over weight keeps me from going.

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