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blue conversations.., lead to red faces.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

So, yes I am well aware that I went over my calories again, just ever so slightly.
Not bad, about 60 calories.
The thing that bugs me is, I am still struggling with going out to eat to make the right choices.
For the most part I have learned what is and isnt the right thing to order, etc.
But today, I went with my friend to the pizza place, and the last time I was there I stuck strictly with salad, even if I did have regular ranch dressing.
But today, I had a slice of philly cheese steak pizza, thin crust and a slice of pepperoni, thin crust, along with my salad.
And while this isnt the end of the world.
It still bothers me that I cant seem to avoid those items.
I just kicked myself for eating that pizza. But I am not going to dwell too much on it, every other time I have gone out to eat, for the most part, I have ordered the items I know are probably lower in calories, avoided bread baskets and the big super calorie filled buns.
But, I guess its a life long learning process and I am going to refuse my friends offer to eat there from now on.
If she cant come to Subway or go to the local place that makes a fantastic grilled chicken salad, then I wont be able to have lunch with her.
At least until I have lost some more weight and feel more secure in my ability to make better choices.
I got my one hour walk in today, knock on wood that my foot is healed, have had no further issues with it and just hope I dont.
The blog I posted yesterday about my friend, well, he continues to amaze and amuse me.
He is so silly, just like me, I think that is one of my favorite things about him, that he just gets my nutty sense of humor and returns it as quickly.
So, I had to share a little conversation we had last night.
While talking about walking in our local park, I was telling him about some of the great nature trails in the Interstate Park nearby.
And about how I look forward to the leaves turning, etc.
So, here is pretty much the conversation....

"He---I used to go up to that park and rent paddle boats and take my daughter.
Me--did you know that you can now also rent canoes and ride on the lake.
He---No, I didnt, but I dont care much for a canoe, I prefer a jon boat.
Me---why is that.??
He--well, they have a flat bottom and arent as easy to flip over.
He---I prefer a flat bottomed boat---but not a flat bottomed woman!!
Me---why, are flat bottomed women harder to flip over?
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Well, I guess I wont share the rest as it goes a little dark from there, haha, but I guess you had to be there.
Loving life, Loving my friends and our nutty conversations.
And looking forward to walking in the morning.
Hope everyone else is having a nice evening.

  
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ELSCO55 8/29/2012 10:36PM

    Have a good evening.

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i will stand by you!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Im just sitting here watching my weight go down and down....(a play on words of the great john lennon song watching the wheels).
But I was happy to see another pound gone this morning.
I know my official weigh in day isnt until next Tuesday, But I figured I would check to see if I am making any progress.
So, I had to blog it.
I have been back on the walking track the last few days and no problems so far with my foot.
Feeling pretty good and really watching my calories.
I was so happy this morning when I came around the walking track and seen a car parked next to mine, I seen a dude with a dew rag on his head....started to keep walking.
Was listening to Adele..."set fire to the rain"...when I did a double take and wow!!!
It was my very good friend.
The one I have blogged about before.....I wont go into details, some of you have read it.
And he and I had spoken on FB earlier and so he came up to the track and walked about 4 laps with me.
I was so happy to see him.
To be able to walk next to him, cause his trial begins in October and while I plan to be there if I am able to support him....just to be able to know that right now he is free and he can walk with me and breath the fresh clean free air. We hadnt talked much about what had happened, and he said he would never tell me until he could tell me in person....and I told him no matter what had happened, I would stand by him and support him and be there with him, and I just hope I can see him in person thru our lives and not sitting behind a glass, or writing to him.
He inspires me in so many ways.
You know THAT one friend you have, that isnt logical and makes no sense and not too many people understand why you are friends.
He is that friend to me.
Well anyway, it was good to see him and to get to spend that time with him.
I sure hope everything goes his way and he will be able to walk free for the rest of his life.
I am so happy today.
Lost that extra pound and got a good morning walk.
Loving life.
....(he is a character).

  
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HONEYPOT319 8/29/2012 6:54AM

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RG_DFW 8/28/2012 6:42PM

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BARCLE 8/28/2012 6:22PM

    emoticon days like this make you smile and the memory of them helps to keep you smiling on days when things aren't so great emoticon

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GOODBYE-FRIENDS 8/28/2012 4:48PM

  I love those kind of friends!!! The kind that make your insides feel good even if you don't see them a lot.

I am glad your foot is better!

And one pound down is definitely something to smile about...have you seen the plasticy fat models that look like a pile of orange goo? I saw one blog where a Sparker kept those fat thingies on her dining table to remind her how far she had come...the picture was sooooooo gross, but completely inspirational.

Walk on rocker friend...John Lennon rules! emoticon

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SLUNDQUIS 8/28/2012 1:58PM

    Sounds great!

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good bye 23 pounds, i will not miss you in the least!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My doctor didnt offer much insight into my foot issue today, she did however, do an xray and examine my foot, and then tell me shes going to refer me to a podiatrist.
I will get results of the xray tomorrow.
She thinks its possibly a ligament, or a tendon, or a bone spur, or she doesnt really know.
But it seems to ache alot more when I am pretty much sitting.
As long as its elevated its not too bad.
Driving seems to add to the problem.
Friends have offered diagnosis, everything from a bruise to a break to osteoarthritis.
Maybe the podiatrist can offer more, if not, onto a orthopedic or sports injury doc.
On a much happier note, I was somewhat happy with the scale today....I have lost 23 lbs since my last visit there on May 24th.
I am happy that is a loss, that is pretty much 2lbs a week, which is a good steady way to lose.
However, I just knew in my mind if my foot hadnt gotten sore and I could have walked all week, I probably could have lost that extra pound and a half that would have put me at my goal of 25lbs!! I am happy with the loss, but, I have to share that this time last year, I was only about 4lbs heavier than I am right now...I had gained all that weight...(around 19lbs) between last October and May. So, right now, begins a new chapter, LOSING NEW WEIGHT...


But its all good. My blood pressure was fair...it was a little high in her office, as is typical, but I had taken it this morning and it was 117/77 and so I took my monitor with me, just to show her how good it has been when taking it at home.
Hoping the foot issue gets resolved, going to try to walk in the morning.
As Thursday is my favorite day to walk....dont ask me why. haha, no really, It is just that tomorrow will be one full week since I really walked.
And I am hoping to do at least 30 minutes....got a wrap and some aleve.
Hoping the gel insoles will help.
If not, its back home and back to the weights and the bike.
Everyone have a good evening.

  
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RAPUNZEL53 8/22/2012 6:24PM

  You have a great evening too! I hope the foot doctor resolves your problem. Good Luck!

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as miss scarlett said

Friday, August 17, 2012

I know I blogged once already today. But, I got a phone call, (see other blog if interested in the back story)....today, from the doctors office, wanting to see me to discuss the matter.
Well, I am more concerned at this point that for the second day this week I havent gotten to walk at all.
I had got up early to go walking today, really early, but my foot and other issues kept me from the track.
And now, it rains.
Well, tomorrow is another day!!!

  
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HONEYPOT319 8/18/2012 9:18AM

    As you said, tomorrow is another day! Do not give up my friend! emoticon

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RG_DFW 8/18/2012 6:53AM

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ELSCO55 8/17/2012 10:13PM

    Yep, as Annie said, Tommorow, TOmorrow, I love you tomorrow, it's only a day away.

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ZZYYGGY3 8/17/2012 7:23PM

    Sometimes life does get in the way, but tomorrow you can do it.

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VARSWIFE 8/17/2012 6:59PM

    Yes it is. A fresh new start. Hope it all gets better for you.

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is that my foot or the incredible hulks?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Just a little something I found kinda cute!!


Something very odd is happening. I am in so much pain, I can barely move. My feet hurt more today than they ever have.
I dont know if its where I have added an extra half hour to my walks, or if its just walking altogether.
But I have been walking pretty consistently for about 6 weeks now, almost daily, sometimes twice daily.
But havent been this sore and achy even when I first began. So, I have for sure decided to take tomorrow off from walking.
I am going to start focusing more on core, and my tummy and strength training, especially until this achy pain and suffering goes away.
Had to take a pain pill just to get going this morning, I have been sitting with my back against my shiatzu massage heat pad and sitting with the electric blanket over me, turned up to high.
Hoping some heat will help with the stiffness.
But, I still havent allowed myself to get on the scale, I plan to make Monday my next weigh in day.
I do pretty good on the weekends now that honey is back to work and this week hes on nights, so I dont have to worry about cooking, I usually get Subway, or fix myself a big salad with some chicken.
I just hope this pain subsides, I also have a swollen right foot, right on the top, its like a big fatty pocket of fat swollen, sore fat. Right on the top of my foot.
So, Saturday is going to be upper arms and middle and no walking.
Its also rainy here and damp and this morning when I got up to go walk, it was cool
I do look forward to fall and cooler temps, but combined with early morning damp, is not good for my aches and pains.
But the best part for me is, once its cooler, and in the middle of the day, I can look forward to day walks, where its 60 to 70, instead of 80 to 90 plus.
Hope everyone survives the weekend and kicks its hinney....
P.S. for those interested, my friend didnt have to go back to court, it was just some papers being filed, and his attorney was out of town.
So that is good news....for those not famaliar with this story, you may go back to June 14 and on to read my blogs about what happened to my dear friend.
Good wishes to all.

  
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ANGELSANDYBABY 8/11/2012 12:13AM

    I'm glad to hear about your friend.
I hope your foot/feet are better soon.
Did you ever find some good walking shoes?
Have you ever heard of vibram five fingers?
I have those to walk around the neighborhood in and they are all i can use. I just love them!
They're not too too expensive either.
They have a website..I ordered mine on line. It tells you on there how to measure your foot to get your right size.
I just wanted to let you know.
Feel better soon!

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GOODBYE-FRIENDS 8/10/2012 7:55PM

  The "Facial Attraction Study" killed me...I laughed so hard I gave myself a head ache...

Good idea to give your tootsies a break...and I am sooooo jealous you have rain...we are in the 100s here in So Cal.

Thanks for that hearty laugh, I had to have burned at least 50 calories on that...spear lodged in chest and on fire...so funny!


Have a wonderful weekend!
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BEAR8MM 8/10/2012 7:51PM

    I think if I was you, I'd see a doctor about that foot. It doesn't sound like it' s just workout soreness, you might have a problem with a tendon.

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