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Sorry I have been MIA

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hello fellow Spark friends! I am back!!! I have been missing for 2 weeks, not totally but I haven't been as active on the site as much as I used to and should be. The reason you say....well there is no good excuse but about a month and a half ago my lower back started hurting really really bad. It was keeping me up at night, I couldn't bend over to put on socks, shoes or shave my legs and the pain would sometimes get severe. I went to one chiropractor and they weren't really able to help me out. I went to my regular doctor and he said I was having severe muscle spasms in my back. He gave me some anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxor medicine which helped a lot at first but then not so much. The worst news he gave me? No working out for 2 weeks!!! At first I thought he just was talking about weights, cause that kind of makes sense but nope, he said no cardio either! Not even light walking....wtf!?!? I was not liking this and was just going to work out anyway because I didn't want to ruin my weight loss so far but my husband convinced me to at least give it a week...I didn't want to cause something severe to happen, Lord knows I don't need that on top of my chronic pancreatitis. So I was just going to wait a week and then work out again....well my doctor also prescribed physical therapy for me which I started going to that same week. The physical therapist also told me no working out for 2 weeks....ugh!!! So I decided since they were both telling me this, I better listen and thus didn't work out the past 2 weeks. It really sucked just because at first I wanted to be in the gym, but then I could feel my motivation slipping away which is what I really didn't want! I still maintained my calorie intake and other goals and just tried to stay positive. Well during the 2 weeks I couldn't work out, I still lost about 4lbs which I was really excited about!! I was so afraid I was going to gain! So...I can start working out again this week and am going to hit the gym tomorrow...hopefully I will be able to pick up right where I left off! So far I haven't seen much improvement from the physical therapy but today they did more stretching and massaging which I think is going to do some good so we shall see how I feel tomorrow! During all of this, I also found some upsetting news about my dog...which anyone who knows me knows that my dogs are my children and true members of my family. We have 2 boxers, Barnum who is about to turn 7 on April 14th and Dewey who is 3. We had a boxer named Bailey who was 10 years old and we lost him 2 years ago to cancer....it was one of the hardest things we have ever gone through. Well my girl Barnum, went to the vet for an issue we thought was not going to be a big deal....well turns out there is a chance she has cancer too. When the vet told me that, all I could think about is what we went through with Bailey. There is a chance its something not serious at all....its like its either not serious or its cancer....what a jump huh? Well we are just trying to stay positive about it and ask everyone to say a prayer or positive thought for our baby girl! Well, I am rambling on now and I'm sure my spelling, grammar and punctuation is all over the place! Thanks for listening and I will update everyone next week on how my "getting back into the groove of things" week goes! :)


Late night workout...

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Hello all! Just got done with a late night workout with the hubby. He got off late but we still found the motivation to go to the gym...yeah us! I'm going to make this entry a short one because the keyboard on my laptop is messed up and its super annoying. While typing the cursor keeps moving to different parts and messes everything up...ugh wtf! Well, the hubby lost 2 more lbs this week...he has been consistent with that and is down a total of 16! I am sooooooo freaking proud of him! I only lost a lb this week, which is what I seem to be consistent with and am down a total of 6lbs...lame lame lame. I am pretty excited to be in the 180's now though instead of the 190's. I feel a lot of changes though in my body and clothing fitting and what not so I know its going good. Just still wish the scale would show more...how long have I been saying that!?!?!? This Thursday I am going to be trying Zumba for the first time. I heard its really fun and burns a lot of calories. Plus it will be nice to try something different for a workout so I dont get burned out...wish me luck!


Late night....cant sleep :(

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I am a little late with my blog this week....its been a long one. To start with the formalities, on my weigh in day this past Monday I lost 1lb. I had done a weight check the previous Thursday and was at a 2lb loss. Then when I weighed myself today I lost another 1lb. I hate how my weight fluctuates so much, its very annoying. I still have not had a week where I have met the goal of losing 2lbs per week on my actual weigh in day. I have been doing so much more at the gym too. I have set new records for calories burned and falling with in all of my goals but I am just not seeing the results I really want to. I didn't do measurements last week and will this week, just wanted to give it an extra week to hopefully see some bigger numbers. The only thing I can think of that might be causing all of this is my chronic pancreatitis but I am not sure. I am going to talk to my doctor about it at my next appointment. My husband lost another 2lbs this week and is down a total of 14lbs. I am very proud of him. I am starting to see a lot of changes in him physically and its really amazing, even after just 14lbs...I cant imagine one he gets to his goal weight. I did something to my back last week...I'm not sure if it was at the gym or what but my lower back is extremely sore and I'm having a lot of pain in that area. I cant bend over and it takes me like 5 minutes to sit up. I have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow so hopefully they can find out whats going on. Needless to say that made it a little difficult at the gym for me, but I still powered through it! I guess to end things on a positive note and think in a positive manner....even if I only lose 1lb a week it is still a weight loss. This is a true lifestyle change and not just a short term diet so if it takes me a little longer to get there, I think I am ok with that. Just as long as I actually get there!

Have a great week everyone!!!!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TSBEZO 3/2/2011 4:14AM

  I hope that your back starts to feel better. Congrats to your husband. Just remember, one pound down is another step closer to your goal.

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BEEBEE1936 3/2/2011 2:44AM

    I know it is disappointing when you are working so hard but 1 lb is 1 lb gone. I am not a very good one to be giving advice, but if you keep on working at it, you will begin to see better results down the road.

Hope you get relief from your sore back.


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Soooooo frustrated!!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

So, this past week I burned more calories then ever at the gym, did some extra workouts by hiking with my husband and dogs and stayed within my calorie range and what happens?!?!? I gain a freaking pound! I just dont get it and its so frustrating. It has been 6 weeks and I should have lost 12lbs by now and I have only lost 4.5. My husband lost 2lbs this week and is at a total of 12lbs lost so he is right on track. We do the exact same workouts and eat the exact same things so I am lost trying to figure this out. The previous times I have used Spark I have had no problem meeting the 2lb weight loss per week goal. The only thing that I can think of is if maybe my condition or the medication I am taking is hindering me in some way but then that really doesnt make sense. I have lost inches and my body feels/looks more toned and my clothes fit better but I want the scale to show. I have put so much effort into this, especially because most days I feel like complete crap....yet I still get my but into the gym, eat right and take the time to track everything. Sometimes I dont even have the energy to get out of bed but I do it to try and get healthier in the hopes it will help my condition improve. I am not going to give up at all but I really really really hope I start to see some results on the scale, fingres crossed!!!1


It's Valentines Day!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hello all out there in the Spark world! Today is Valentines Day and I am waiting for my husband to get home from work so we can spend some time together...thought it would be a great time to update my blog! We were going to go out and have a "fancy" dinner at a very expensive restaurant, as we always have in the past but decided to change plans! We are going to to go a place that offers a healthy menu (our original choice didn't) that way we aren't putting our weight loss at risk to show our love for each other, ha ha ha! Then we are going to do some light grocery shopping and come home and watch a movie. I am perfectly fine with this too, I don't need a big crazy spectacle to be happy. We have been together since we were 15 years old and know we love each other. The important thing is to remember to show the one you love, that you do every other day of the year too! On another note, today was weigh in day for us. I lost 1.2lbs which I am happy about but I just don't understand why I cant at least meet the mark of losing 2lbs per week. I am down almost 6lbs overall so just a little off the 2lb per week goal but...still! My husband didn't lose any weight this week and was a little upset over that. I tried to tell him that is going to happen some weeks and that even if he didn't lose weight, we can still see the changes in him and everyone else can too. I think he is ok with it now too! We do measurements mid week so I am sure we will see some changes there too! Well, hubby just got home so we are off to spend Valentines Night together. Happy Valentines Day everyone and remember to not go crazy with the candy!!!! ;)


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