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Starting again!

Friday, July 23, 2010

I have been so upset with myself this last few months..The more depressed I got the more I ate! and ate! I have put alot of my weight loss back on..But no more! I was diagnosed with fibromyalga and nuropathy recently..It put me in a bad funk.. I didn't walk very much lately due to pain in my legs and feet and pain specailist wanting to give my cortisone shots in my back.. No Way! Been there done that..So as soon as my sprained ankle gets better, I am going to walk, soon, I hope.. Yeah , forgot to say, while in Alaska , fell down my daughter's steps and sprained my ankle..Sure glad did not break anything, but I still did not let that stop me.. I went and did and paid for it later..Alaska was awesome, and beautiful..My grandkids are getting so big.. I got to watch their soccer games and take them to the zoo and a festival.. We went out on Prince Willam Sound and caught lots of Halibut.. Both of my grandkids fish and catch them also..But back to the real world and I HAVE TO GET BACK ON TRACK.. MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS UP AND LOTS OF PAIN TO DEAL WITH BUT I would feel better and did when my weight was lower..So I am telling myself to GET TO WORK!

  
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TNEWS333 7/26/2010 12:59PM

    Welcome back! Wish you could have brought a little of the Alaskan "summer" home with you!
Teri

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JIM*S_QUEENIE 7/25/2010 1:40AM

    I am also starting Spark again. I have gained about 16 lbs. since I joined almost 2 years ago. Just frustration over all the dr. appts. and pain clinic procedures lately. August will be all done but I want to start losing now!!
I hope we can do this together. You have a lot of fine Sparklers rooting for you.
Peace and blessings,
Vicki

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BETH0402 7/23/2010 9:38PM

    Welcome back! Sounds like your trip, the one to Alaska, not the one down the stairs, was great! I know I have a hard time keeping my spirits up to, but I know like you I will feel so much better when the weight comes off. I like this site, there are so many encouraging people and I think that really helps.
Stick with it you can do it!!

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TEACUPGIRL75 7/23/2010 8:15PM

    I'm so glad you're back! I'm going to watch to see how you're doing! You're very brave. It's not easy to keep on working to lose weight. emoticon emoticon

Betsy

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TKAYSMILES 7/23/2010 5:02PM

    Well glad you are back!! sorry about your injury! I would love to go to Alaska some day...beats Texas heat that is for sure!

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JOLETTE 7/23/2010 12:53PM

    emoticon emoticonHi I just read your blog. I too am struggling again. I am rooting for you. I have almost gotten away from SP and I know I needto account for the eating.

I am glad you were able to get to Alaska and see the kiddies. AThey grow so fast.

I am concentrating on getting in my water and trying to start logging in the food diary. Hope you get to feeling better

Have a good day and remember I will be praying for you. Jo

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MINDYJ1 7/23/2010 12:45PM

    Glad for the most part that you had a great vacation. Glad you are back. Hang in there! Praying that your health will improve soon! emoticonMindy

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SMILINGEYES2 7/23/2010 11:58AM

    So glad to hear that you had a great time with your family in Alaska. It sounds like it is a beautiful place. Sorry to hear about your fall but glad you did not break anything.

Hopefully, you can quickly get back on track. It seems, to me, weight loss is like getting into a swimming pool. For some, it is easier to dive right in and do full immersion--tackling it full force all at once. For others, it is more gradual--tackling one issue/habit and focus there for several weeks and gradually add new areas.

Keep us posted on how you are doing, we care. emoticon

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Countdown to alaska...41 days!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Well, our trip is coming up! I can't wait to see my granchildren and my daughter and son of course. I have had a rough time lately with pain in my back and legs and feet. Or should I say all over! Our lovely state says now you have to go to a pain specialist..So I went and I had to do a drug urine test.. Never done one in my life! Felt really strange..Now understand due to my car accident and leg problems, I have been on pain meds for quite some time..I don't like taking them but you have to do what you need to do to keep going! Walking is very hard for me and I struggle with it.. If I do to much, I really hurt and if I don't I will not lose weight! So I walk and then I hurt.. Such a cycle but I have learned to live with it..This doc is not about the handing out the meds, he wants to try and find out if we can do something different, which I am for, But , I draw the line at surgery..I have done 9 surgeries in 9 years.. I am so done with that! So, MRI's coming up..My general doc diagnozed me with fibromyalgia..Not too happy with this, and my endo doc says I am borderline diabetic.. So can we say , falling apart!
Well, I have decided today that I am 53 years old and going to live and endure whatever they throw at me.. I have been yoyoing on the weight but , back to losing ..I have started the low carb diet due the endo doc, she says it will help with the blood sugar thing..It is working as the scale is going back down..

I am really looking forward to Alaska , not the plane ride 8 to 9 hours, but those cute faces will be at the end of it..My son in law has a big boat and we are going to go fishing and sight seeing..I can't wait to see my 5 and 7 year old catch a fish.. Yes they both fish..My DH is also excited about the fishing..Just hope any bears are far away..I would like to see one, but not too close..Yikes! Well back to sewing, I have been making me a new wardrobe, due to weight loss nothing fits, I hope to be finished by the end of June,, Wish me luck..

  
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SHE7885 6/26/2010 5:27PM

    I am back to Spark again and was looking for you. I have found Diabetes America and it is not far from you. They are wonderful. There is one in Pearland at the big building behind that sign for Shadow Creek Pkwy. off 288. The Dr. that I see is Claudia Machoul. You will see also a diabetic educator. I am feeling better. Just had a bout of Vertigo this week, scared me. I am better but have to careful not to turn my head too fast. Enjoy your family trip.
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Sheila from Pearland

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TKAYSMILES 5/17/2010 3:47PM

    Sorry you are not feeling well...but what an awesome trip you will have!! That sounds amazing!

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BEVPRESLEY 5/17/2010 12:43AM

    Looking forward to a trip is almost as fun as making it. I do hope the pain gets better so you can really have fun with the grands.

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SMILINGEYES2 5/16/2010 2:17PM

    emoticon you are having so much problems with pain. I hope they are able to find something that will help with the issues you have listed. emoticon Your trip sounds like so much fun. Enjoy the emoticon- ing. Have a great time with the kids and grand kids.

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I learned a very hard lesson!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Every since my surgery, I have not felt like the same person! My energy level is low and I am always tired.. I really got discouraged over the Holidays..I put on 20 lbs..I have lost some of it already, but lots of work to go! I learned how fast it goes back on! Especially when you are eating nonstop..I know some of this is my thyroid problem ..I was starving even though I was shoveling food in..I found out some new things about my meds and how to take them, so I hope that starts working soon!I am taking a trip to Alaska this summer and I want to be fit to play with my grandchildren! I miss them so much! Well enough about why, now I have to do it!

  
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KALISWALKER 1/20/2010 1:24PM

    I set goal too. I like yours too and they will be mine next year when we do the Alaska cruise.

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GCHUNG 1/13/2010 12:57PM

    Its tough when you have a medical condition which hampers you work. Hang in there. It will get better.

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PERFECT01 1/13/2010 11:48AM

    Take comfort in the fact that you are not the only one who has done this. But the thing that keeps me going is that I feel now that I am doing SP I can just correct and go on, where before I would have been consumed with guilt AND given up! Keep on taking those tiny steps, you will get to where you are heading.

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PATIENCE17 1/13/2010 11:37AM

    Stay encouraged! You can are going to be fit by the time you go see your grandchildren in Alaska. Have an awesome

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FINALLY 3 lbs gone!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oh my goodness, it has been a hard few months since surgery..My body is totally wonky! I have been up and down and down again! I have found out that I am going through problems with meds and metabolism because of my missing thyroid..So that explains the gains and no losses for quite awhile..I have now finally lost 3 more lbs which puts me at 79 lbs. lost so far.. I know that is a great number but lots more to go.. I will applaud myself when I get below 240..Which hopefully my thyroid meds will level out my metabolism.. I have had to eat under 1000 calories to get this 3 lbs. gone...Even with my walking it wasn't helping but with research, I have found out about hyperthyroidism, or hypothyroidism.. So I am going to go to the doc and get a referral to endocrinologist to help with this problem.. I don't want to lose sight of my goals and I am determined to stay on track..

  
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MOMWALD 11/5/2009 10:41PM

    Good for you! Baby steps, baby steps. I've heard it can take a year to fully recuperate from surgery. Never give up and never give in! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 10/28/2009 10:14AM

    You have to work so hard to take off the weight, but it's reinforcing you won't gain it back. Keep going girl you can do it!

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SMILINGEYES2 10/21/2009 1:47PM

    That is great. Congratulations on your loss. Linda

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MAZDAWD50 10/21/2009 1:24PM

    Good for you - hope the momentum keeps going for you. For me, every pound lost is a big deal because they are so hard to come by. Finally saw my marker move on my scale this morning. I'm pumped now!!! Good luck with your continued recovery. emoticon

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MONTY68 10/21/2009 1:21PM

    Congratulations on the 3 pounds and also the 79 pounds. Your attitude is great and it seems you have found the problem and have it taken care of. With what you wrote I don't think you will lose sight of your goals and one day we see a blog of you going under 240. Keep on keeping on.

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Stalemate!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I need to let my feelings out about this stalemate that I am on right now..I have stayed the same for two months now..I had my surgery and I know that is defnitely part of it..My body is just wonky right now..This lack of thyroid is driving me crazy..I am really tired alot and not energy lately..And then on top of it all , I hunger crazies..I just want to eat everything in site.. I am sure it is my lack of a thyroid.. My doc has me on meds but at a really low dose right now..I will be glad when they kick in..I am still logging my food and still walking but plateau is defnitely here..I will work through this .. On the other hand, I am having a garage sale this week and I got rid of all of my fat clothes..Boy, my closet is empty..I love going to the store and actually being able to fit in some smaller sizes.. I was wearing a 28 jeans and now in a 20..I will not give up , just at a stalemate..

  
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TRYAGAIN150 9/27/2009 9:48PM

    Hang in there. Stay focused on the healthy changes you are having on your body. Walking is a great way to build and maintain strength in your legs and your heart. Eating healthy foods will help your body comeback from it's surgery. The effort you put into taking care of yourself is never wasted.

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SMILINGEYES2 9/27/2009 2:26PM

    It is so frustration when you are on a plateau. In two months, you could have put on a number of pounds, but you are maintaining. The weight will drop again. I know is the meantime it is the pits but this too will pass. Will keep you in my prayers and hope that your energy soon picks back up and that you feel better. Also, will pray that you will soon see that scale drop again. Congrats on getting rid of those clothes. Someone else needs them and they are not taking up space in your closet.

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