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Migraines, TOM, and other rambles. A bit whiny today, sorry.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

So I thought I had a handle on the migraines, somewhat.
Monday, I over slept because my head hurt that morning, and then that evening it hit, and it hit HARD. That was one of the worst ones I've had in a while. Everything was making me nauseous. Light was bringing tears to my eyes. I helped matt and his dad hunt a black snake in the dark (it was up in the frame of Matt's truck. stupid thing won, we finally gave up) but I got so dizzy I had to go in the air. I laid down on the couch and had tears in my eyes. Matt made me something to eat, brought me iced tea, and turned off all the lights. I took another pain pill and he helped me to bed. I fell asleep about 11:30pm and woke up at 4:30 the next afternoon. WHaaaaat!?! Sometimes when my head gets really bad I just sleep. My body just shuts down and nothing wakes me up.
Yesterday I slept in a little, went to my mom's to see her since I missed work, then went home and took a painkiller because the headache was coming back. Today it's just been an off and on again headache.
Most of my issue today is freaking period related. UGH I started Friday at the gym. No biggie, since I keep my mooncup in my purse when it gets close. My stomach is so bloated my gym shorts are tight around my midsection. everything feels swollen (all I drink is water and tea, stupid water retention)
So between the cramps, bloating, fatigue, and migraines, I am just ready to rip out my uterus and say I AM DONE. Plus my dad is sitting across the desk from me smoking and I FREAKING HATE CIGARETTE SMOKE. He is the most inconsiderate person I know, no joke.

Okay, I think I am done complaining. just needed to put my thoughts somewhere.

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KAB7801 5/23/2013 9:08PM

    Wishing a Brighter tomorrow

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TERESA159 5/23/2013 10:36AM

    I hate sh*tty days! Am hoping your are much better now.

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BECCAZEN7 5/23/2013 8:22AM

    Wow, those migrains sound horrible! I really hope you are feeling better now. Wonder what triggers that? I had a coworker who had severe allergies and if she ate chocolate or something with chocolate in it, then a migrain was certain. Another coworker gets them with she calls in at least once a week. Maybe your are hormonal - with your period?
I feel your pain on the TOM thing. I feel so great the rest of the month and then a week prior to the start, bam, I feel bloated, grumpy, depressed....grrrr. Then once it starts I am normally fine. I really hope I only have 5-10 years (or less) of this to go through as I am approaching age 45.
Oh and the cigarette smoke, can't he go smoke outdoors? I made my mom do that when she still smoked. She didn't mind, she understands that indoor air quality is very important and she shouldn't pollute our indoor air. She has been quit now for almost a year I think. I am so proud of her and happy for her lungs (and ours - LOL).

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DEEEBEE 5/23/2013 12:29AM

    Couldn't the doctor do anything? You have so much and all of it at one time, it seems. I hope you feel better soon.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/22/2013 4:55PM

    Bloating could be gluten allergy. emoticon emoticon

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Personal update, Doctor Who, and some questions for the ladies

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hello, Hello!

I feel like my blogs lately have been more pictures and links so I wanted to slow down for a minute to reflect and ask some questions.

To start, I do rather well on my calories during the week, but I seem to binge on the weekends. I think it is the lack of structure. I sleep until all hours of the day, eat at strange hours, and don't exercise. I know I should add more structure and get this under control. I hate the idea of undoing an entire week's worth of hard work being spent on two days at home.
Last night, we had frozen Pizza for dinner. Jack's Pepperoni, as an occasional dinner isn't so bad. 1/3 of the pizza is a serving, and being pizza, the calories aren't outrageous for the serving size. NOT healthy or recommended by any means, but the lesser of evils when it comes to frozen pizza. But, unfortunately, we went with out favorite taste wise! Red Baron.
Not to mention, we had Mexican food Saturday. I usually do rather well, ordering vegetarian fajitas, not cooked in oil, I don't eat the tortillas.. but I ordered a chimichanga this time.

Oh well. Can't undo what is done, I can only start fresh each meal. (NOT each day! One bad meal doesn't mean you can binge throughout the day! It does matter!!)

On a different note, my best friend, Brittany, got me to start watching season (series?) 1 of Doctor Who. OH. MY. GOSH.
I just finished the first season, and I seriously cannot get enough. I am trying to find the second one so I can start it. OHOH I need to find a Who workout to do during..

Oh, my question for the other spark ladies out there. How do you deal with bloating during that TOM? I drink my water, and do my work outs, but man oh man. my stomach feels huge during. So uncomfortable.
Okay, tmi, but thanks!

I guess I am off to the gym.

edit - *ahem* Doctor, NOT dr. ^_^ EEEKKKK on to series 2!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 5/15/2013 3:28PM

    Welcome to the whovian world :)

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MACILINN 5/14/2013 10:26PM

    I love series, I have never heard of Dr Who, Oh i can't wait to see it on netflix. woohoo, sometimes hubs and I will stick to the couch a whole wkend and just watch episode after episode when we find a new series! thanks for the info.

Bloating just blows! but it's temporary and you can know your next w/i will be awesome. like the lady said wear looser clothes and enjoy your life!

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DEEEBEE 5/14/2013 6:35PM

    A LOT of people are crazy about Doctor Who! And then I heard very good things about another show with a doctor, Doc Martin.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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KAB7801 5/14/2013 3:21PM

    Never heard of Docter who, I'll have to check it out
Thanks for the info
Sorry I don't have periods anymore lol

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TERESA159 5/14/2013 2:35PM

    We're just discovering the Doctor too! Have made it the sixth season. So much fun to watch except those darn ole Daleks, I hate their voices. I guess that I am supposed to hate their voices, right? ha ha
Bloating is just nature's way of congratulating you for being a woman of childbearing age. I just don't let it get to me. Wear loser clothes.

Let's goooooo! Yay Casual Travelers! emoticon

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IAMZBEE 5/14/2013 10:25AM

    I LOVE Doctor Who!!! I streaming it on my Kindle Fire. It's available through Amazon Prime. New and old. I like to watch it if i'm doing mindless cardio on the machines. emoticon

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HIDDENRUNES 5/13/2013 6:43PM

    I adore Doctor Who!!! I watched all the seasons on Netflix...David Tennant is amazing!!! Your gonna love this show!

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    Doctor Who is the best!!! Oh man, if you like series 1, you're going to love 2!! David Tennant will forever be my doctor, but I like Matt Smith as well :)

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MRSBETH99 5/13/2013 5:48PM

    I love the newest Doctor, but my fave will always be Tom Baker. :) emoticon

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SHRINKING_SARA 5/13/2013 5:37PM

    Yikes lady... as a Whovian I feel like I must tell you it is "Doctor Who" and it is amazing! We even have a Spark team on here for "New Who" aka the reboot that started in the 2009 (?) era.

Netflix has all of the New Who, and a nice selection of the Classic Who. But I must warn you, prepare to do nothing once you get sucked in other than workout while watching Doctor Who ;-)

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OAKBORN 5/13/2013 4:43PM

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Dr Who!! You ought to check out some of the older doctors, especially Tom Baker! You have to forgive the cheesy special effects and pay attention to the stories and acting!

Good Job on paying attention to the weekend eating. There are actually some good choices out there for frozen pizzas, you just need to read your labels! Do it for a few weeks and a habit should be born!


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Abercrombie & Fitch is a brand I will NEVER wear or support.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

This absolutely disgusts me in every way. As if there aren't enough people of all ages and of both sexes battling eating disorders already, this adds fuel to the fire. They do it because they think their bodies aren't good enough. Let's just make it worse by telling them if they're not a certain size, they're not welcome in the store. jerks.

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KAB7801 5/10/2013 3:05PM

    It's like for cheerleaders and jocks saying they carry the larger men's clothing to appeal to athletes. Are they in high school? Only the "in crowd" allowed!
Great blog Shall we go Pickett? emoticon

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 5/9/2013 4:54PM

  Jerks is right! That's insane.... I guess it's their loss if they'd rather not profit from 60% of america, who doesn't fit into a size XS. I never really cared for their clothes to begin with, they are overpriced and already look used. No thanks, I'd rather look a little class than like a hobo who just rolled off the curb. I had no intention of shopping there any time soon, and certainly wont be now.

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AWOLF24 5/9/2013 12:51PM

    Horrible! Thanks for posting....I had heard a little bit on the radio that A&F doesn't carry anything larger than a 10, but I hadn't heard the whole story. Disgusting attitude!

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ROBYNROSE26 5/9/2013 12:40PM

    That guys attitude is disgusting! I don't have a problem with the lack of sizing they carry but I do have a problem with the reasoning behind why they don't carry larger sizes!

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DEEEBEE 5/8/2013 11:48PM

    1) I don't think Mike Jeffries, the Abercrombie & Fitch CEO, should be seen in his own store. Did you get a look at him? I wonder if he had facial surgery or botox or something to make him try to look younger.

2) So...if you shop at A&F, you are suddenly cool and in the "in" crowd, hmm? I doubt that very much.

And 3) I think if you buy clothes, they should stay ON you! I can't be the only person in the world who has that opinion.

Further to #3, if they are selling clothes, why do they show a half naked girl in their ad? Is she poor? Oh, no, couldn't be! She's cool. Huh??!!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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SASSYASHLEY89 5/8/2013 10:01PM

  I 100% understand that some stores just don't carry some sizes. I am fine with that. I don't have a problem with stores that don't offer bigger sizes. Body Central has adorable clothes and only goes up to an XL, I believe. What is disgusting is his whole attitude. There is a difference between being selective and catering towards a certain demographic, and being an ass.

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LILLY_78 5/8/2013 9:23PM

    I read this today too and while it's unfortunate, how many stores are selective on who they cater to? One of my friends stated that Lane Bryant will never offer a size 0 and no one gets upset about that. Every store is different and caters to people of different tastes and economic means. Even if you go into some of the really high end stores I hardly ever see the bigger sizes. I think the only difference between these stores and others is they don't publicly sit there and say anything. If he never mentioned it but just quietly sold up to a size 10 or 12 would people really say anything?

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    So true... this is completely inappropriate and in poor taste!

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MAKINGITCOUNT91 5/8/2013 6:46PM

    My step-brother was a star football player at Jimtown High School in Elkhart, IN. Very popular, good looking, always had beautiful girlfriends, lots of friends, etc... He wore this brand and Hollister while in elementary and the first year maybe of junior high school, but as a comment said "the cool kids think this brand is lame." that statement is very true. When I was younger it was "the brand", but we were young kids, 11, maybe 12, etc... I never liked wearing it, as I wore skinny jeans, vans, and band tees. PacSun and Hot Topic were the stores of my youth. But once my step brother hit like 13 or so, he literally donated all of this brand, and he had a lot of clothing. And he switched to athletic clothing such as Nike. Because he thought it was "lame". So if by cool kids he literally means little kids, then he's spot on. But teens aren't wearing them anymore, because they don't want to all wear the same thing. Other stores that carry variety are much better for them. I don't think all clothing should go up to very large sizes, and some things I personally don't think are suited for certain body types. I know when I was at my largest, I wouldn't have been comfortable wearing a lot of things. But I think most brands would be smart to at least go up to a 16 in juniors pants, and maybe a 2x in tops. It's just smart marketing.

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HIDDENRUNES 5/8/2013 6:10PM

    Ironic because all the financial reports indicate that Abercrombie has done incredibly poorly over these last years, has closed many stores and surveys indicate that the "popular cool" kids think the brand is lame and would rather spend their money on other brands. So....way to kill your brand dude.

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PURPLE180 5/8/2013 6:06PM

    Wow, this is sad. Thanks for sharing.

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JSKIPPY11 5/8/2013 5:16PM

    Wow.. that is terrible! My daughter is heavier and we have been into that store looking for her clothes. I am so glad we didn't find anything to fit! I don't want him making any money off of me!

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ADZY86 5/8/2013 4:50PM

    Urgghh I read this earlier too. Is it bad that all I could think was 'well, he sure wouldn't be allowed into his own store!' He's not slim himself, and most definitely NOT beautiful (I don't ever judge people on their looks, but this guy is ugly inside and out). I'll never wear their clothes.

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HAPPY_AS_IS 5/8/2013 4:29PM

    Wow!!! Not only is he a dork, but the ad is way too risky for my liking!

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JENSTRESS 5/8/2013 4:22PM

    I read this today too! As if I had enough of a reason with all of their other stances on things, I will not purchase anything from there, NOR will I allow my girls to wear anything purchased from there in the future. One of them is 13 (and my step-daughter, though I raise her) and if she got it as a gift, I probably wouldn't be able to get rid of it. But my little near 2 year old? She won't ever wear it. If she gets it as a gift, it will go to goodwill and I will buy her something else.

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Rambling and Pole Dancing

Monday, May 06, 2013

So I'm sitting at work, not much is going on, and I have these random thoughts I wanted to throw out.
Blame the coffee, idk.

I'm thinking when I get to a weight that I'm more comfortable with, and I get some upper body strength from weight lifting/strength training, I am going to look into finding the closest pole dancing classes. Seriously. Have you SEEN the upper body strength it takes to do those moves? I'm not talking about stripping down to my skivvies and shaking it for singles; I'm talking strictly to gain the athleticism. I admire pole dancers - whether they're topless or fully dressed- because it's not something anyone could just walk up to a pole and do. Jenyne Butterfly is the perfect example of a Strong Pole Dancer I admire. LOOK at her!

It pops up a warning because it is pole dancing. I promise, she is wearing shorts and a sports bra that shows less than a bathing suit. Just letting you know in case that would make you uncomfortable for some reason. Fingers crossed that sparkpeople doesn't think I'm trying to post anything inappropriate!

Another dancer I admire is Leigh Ann. It's a little more risque, so I won't link it. If you want to see her just youtube search "Leigh Ann Pole Dance Diamond".

in other news....
no, well I guess that was all I had to talk about lol!!!
Happy Monday!

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KAB7801 5/13/2013 7:26AM

    Thanks for the link, very nice!

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JSKIPPY11 5/8/2013 5:27PM

    WOW!!! Thanks for sharing, that is some AMAZING strength.. I would kill to be in that great shape!

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DEEEBEE 5/8/2013 12:45AM

    Thanks for the link. She is amazing! Sheer athleticism! It takes pole dancing to a much higher level.

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GOPINTOS 5/6/2013 7:27PM

    I have seen this before, it's amazing!!! emoticon

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No Weigh May Challenge! - Don't let the scale define you!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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Happy May!
I'm tickled to say May started off good for me, unlike the rest of my week had! Was up and at work on time, head wasn't hurting too bad. I'm going to make May my...well, month... haha

So, you may have seen me post about No Weigh May earlier this week. What this is, is a challenge I found on Tumblr. Basically, it is to remind us that while we're on a weight loss journey, we want to gain certain things as well. We are gaining back our health, and freedom from the extra baggage (physical, mental, and emotional).
Along the way to a healthier size and weight, we tend to get loss in the numbers. I have often found myself obsessing over the pounds gone/left and forget to look at the accomplishments I have made! I can go further on the elliptical than a week ago! That's an accomplishment that shouldn't be over looked, but it often is.

So with No Weigh May, it is simple. Weigh once on May 1st, take measurements, and take a LOT of before pictures.
Throughout the month, focus on eating right, drinking plenty of water, and getting in touch with your body. You might start noticing progress in other ways, (i.e. pants getting baggy, face looking slimmer, etc) but don't get on the scale! Just keep doing what you're doing!

Come June 1st you will step on the scale, take measurements, and the same set of pictures. Put them side by side and take a look at the difference!


My May 1st weight: 222.6 pounds.
I'll update and add my measurements later! Then on June 1st, I'll share my pics!!!


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DEEEBEE 5/1/2013 11:21PM

    We're looking forward to seeing those pictures!

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BECCAZEN7 5/1/2013 10:14PM

    That is a great idea! Can't wait to hear what other ways you are progressing.
s! Team

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KAB7801 5/1/2013 4:03PM

    I'll try it with you, I went from daily to weekly then every two weeks
I'll post my stats later
Weight 132
Waist 32
Hips 36
Thigh 18
I'm ready, good luck it will be hard for me not to weigh, but I love a challenge
Kim emoticon

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