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Hello, Newman.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

That was the greeting Jerry Seinfeld used to give his nemesis. I finished my vacation and could see my feet were puffy from the car ride and the salty snacks. I knew I had gone a little over most days and had more than my share of plus days (where I go 300-500 over). I thought it over and knew I'd probably gained two pounds, which was where I landed after a few days of watching my sodium range. So now I'm smack dab against the normal/overweight BMI threshold. I may or may not be in the PMS zone. I guess I'll see where that lands up.

Otherwise in life, I saw my oldest off to college. That was a bit stressful, and the day after she left I realized we could have set up her bank account before she went. But no big deal. And that 30 minutes would have been sorely missed from her one day she was home from vacation before shipping out. It has given me a lot to think about.

Once she left, we got to bump everyone along to the next bedroom, So now we don't have anyone sleeping in the cardio room, so if we ever want to work out at 1 a.m. we can! Just kidding. Only my husband says things like that.

  
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SUGAR0814 8/28/2014 11:51PM

    emoticon on your daughter going to college! Such an exciting time!! emoticon emoticon

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GLORIAMAJDI 8/28/2014 9:39PM

    So much going on in your life Tricia, I think that things will settle down and you will get back on track and all will be well.

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NILLAPEPSI 8/28/2014 8:46PM

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LOJAKZER0 8/28/2014 4:54PM

    Lol!

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Ooops

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Wow, a month goes by fast. I had no idea it had been that long since I'd updated my blog. I was already pretty busy with school, and then I was thinking of getting a job, but we decided to try for a refinance instead. So I was working a lot on getting the house ready for an appraisal (which we haven't heard back on).

I was apparently stressed enough that it interfered with my cycle, but that's back on so that's good. I've gone over a few days in the last week, and need to keep an eye on that. We have a trip coming up that I gained three pounds on last time we went, but I think so much of that was having to deal with in law's eating schedules, and then riding in a car.

  
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MJREIMERS 8/21/2014 8:20PM

    I'm glad you could give us a quick update on what's going on in your world. Keep at it and you'll do just fine! Enjoy!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 8/7/2014 10:25PM

    Have fun! Be safe!

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JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 9:37PM

    Have fun on your trip.

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AJDOVER1 8/4/2014 8:04PM

    I admire how you're able to manage everything you do. It seems like you and your husband plan and make decisions together. Navigating your way through a home appraisal is a ordeal in itself -- hope you don't have to wait too long to get a response.

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GLORIAMAJDI 8/4/2014 12:15PM

    You are so very busy, I am not surprised that time got away from you! Hope that things settle down for you soon.

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SUGAR0814 8/4/2014 12:07AM

    Time is on the move!! It will be Christmas before you know it! Hope your stress levels are better!! emoticon emoticon

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SANDICANE 8/3/2014 10:52PM

    Yes, time does fly...but around here, it flies well! Have a wonderful trip!

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NILLAPEPSI 8/3/2014 5:17PM

    Get some walking in when you can. emoticon

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WENDYDANCER 8/3/2014 10:53AM

    Good luck with the trip. Plan ahead!

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WIFE48 8/3/2014 9:23AM

    Yes, time does fly.
Wishing you the best on your trip.

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TORTISE110 8/3/2014 8:41AM

    Glad you are checking in at home base! Enjoy your trip.

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BUSYGRANNY5 8/3/2014 8:14AM

    Time really does go by fast... a day... a week... a month... a year... a lifetime...

Enjoy your trip and good luck with your eating plan!!!

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Que sera sera

Friday, July 04, 2014

The good news is I'm scoring pretty high on my anatomy tests. The bad news is I misinterpreted something I thought I heard the teacher say and have lost some credit on homework assignments. So I guess we'll see what he meant about attendance and participation at the end of the term. But I can kind of see the light at the end of the tunnel for this term.

My plan for spending these two weeks prepping the house for sale has not gone so well. Each day seems to fill up with other stuff. We may have a party in a week or two, though, so that should require some focus in that direction. Well, life is too precious to spend much of it in regret. Moving forward and hoping for the best may sound naive, but I really am working my assets off.

I have a physiology test on Tuesday but I feel pretty well in control of that.

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 12:43AM

    You can do it.

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CETANISTAWI 7/6/2014 1:46AM

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NILLAPEPSI 7/5/2014 8:34AM

    I took an anatomy class in high school & loved it!! I liked that class so much that I still remember a lot of what I learned (that was nearly 30 years ago - how time flies). I'm sure a college course is much more in depth. Hopefully you won't get dinged too badly for misunderstanding. I'll say a prayer for you.

Good luck getting the house ready. That's such a huge job.

Hang in there & keep smiling!! emoticon

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AJDOVER1 7/4/2014 10:36PM

    Best wishes to you! I hope the instructor doesn't understimate the value of your attendance and participation.

Let us know how the physiology test goes!

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SUGAR0814 7/4/2014 7:05PM

    Good luck on your upcoming test. You'll do great. emoticon emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/4/2014 3:24PM

    You can do it!

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GLORIAMAJDI 7/4/2014 1:05PM

    I agree, no regrets! I am not one to sit back to think of what could have been. I think about the present and plan for the future, so good for you for moving forward. It will all work out. Good luck on your exam on Tuesday!

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MTALLON8787 7/4/2014 12:15PM

  Don't worry the attendance/participation grade is normally a give me.

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June in review

Monday, June 30, 2014

It's been a while since I've done a month in review, but I did turn 44 this month, and I guess that sort of thing does always make me think a bit. It's been a couple of months since I decided I am fine with maintaining at 160. I kind of worried that when I stopped wishing I weighed less, I might start weighing more, but I seem to be hanging in at the same spot. I'm still eating about the same and working out about the same, so that totally makes sense.

I do keep meaning to do more cardio than I do. I had a thing going a couple of weeks ago when I was watching youtubes about the nervous system. It's kind of fun to look back and realize how much I've learned, though I need to learn a lot more before my second round of exams. My anxiety settled down pretty well, and my sister shared a talk she gave in church that got me thinking about what's important in life, which was good.

I got a couple of projects done around the house, less than I might but it is what it is. The idea is to keep moving forward, right?

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 12:42AM

    Happy Belated Birthday.

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TINAJANE76 7/2/2014 9:35PM

    Happy Belated Birthday, Tricia, and congratulations on reaching that point in maintenance where you feel like you can actually exhale. Good stuff!

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GLORIAMAJDI 7/2/2014 9:58AM

    Good job on moving forward Tricia, and fantastic about maintaining your weight!

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AJDOVER1 7/1/2014 1:34PM

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Let's keep moving forward!

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NILLAPEPSI 7/1/2014 6:54AM

    Hope you had a great birthday!!! emoticon emoticon

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PMRUNNER 7/1/2014 6:30AM

    Happy birthday! Sounds like you have a good balance and attitude now, hope you sustain those!

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SUGAR0814 7/1/2014 12:22AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/30/2014 10:53PM

    Happy belated birthday!

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80 Maintenance weeks and my curious lack of heartburn

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I'll bask in a full ticker while I can, before it throws another chunk on there. Not sure if it goes to 100 or 120 or what. Or if it changes tomorrow or next Wednesday.

I was having severe anxiety last night, verging on anxiety attacks, though I guess it may have been a stomach bug. Someone was telling me about getting all emotional and then having a migraine. This morning my stomach was so wound up, I couldn't tell if I was hungry or not, and now later my stomach just doesn't feel hungry. I probably broke it. But at least I'm not anxious!

Yesterday in physiology we discussed referred pain and sleep in the course of discussing the peripheral nervous system. Apparently heartburn is referred pain, where a couple of nerves from an organ and from the skin share pathways and since we very seldom need feedback on our internal organs, the brain interprets the pain as coming from the skin. Now I've never had heartburn (5 pregnancies, even) and I used to think science should study my stomach when I pass on. But it's likelier I just lack good fat breakdown enzymes. So I don't get heartburn up top, but I am pretty sensitive in my intestines when the excess fat arrives. I even went to the hospital a few times when I was fairly young, complaining of pain in my abdomen. They're always like "yeah right, sorry we can't do much about that."

I used to think I was lactose intolerant, but since monitoring calories (and usually fat by extension) it's been super less frequent. Add that to the absence of heartburn, and I'm thinking its the enzymes.

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 12:41AM

    Good info.

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CETANISTAWI 6/30/2014 2:51PM

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AJDOVER1 6/27/2014 11:23AM

    how funny! I've never thought about my lack of heartburn -- even through pregnancies.

Congratulations on your 80 weeks!

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GLORIAMAJDI 6/27/2014 9:44AM

    80 weeks is awesome, congrats! Hope your tummy and anxiety are relieved quickly!

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NILLAPEPSI 6/26/2014 7:31AM

    emoticon 80 weeks! Wow!!

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SUGAR0814 6/25/2014 11:25PM

    Hope you feel better! emoticon

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NICKYCRANE 6/25/2014 5:39PM

    Congratulations on your 80 weeks!
Hope the anxiety subsides. I am prepared for a sleepless night tonight before women's group tomorrow. Dn't know why I get tense before something I really enjoy...

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BRAVELUTE 6/25/2014 3:45PM

    I think it's a real hard thing to figure out IF and WHAT is causing the inflammation. I DO know that when I crave cheese, milk, or orange juice, I don't allow myself to eat them unless I am looking for BIG TIME TROUBLE in my gut.

At other times, I can have a small amount once in a while, say one serving, once a week.

And my allergist said that the allergy tests for food are really designed for the life-threatening types of reactions, not the type where you gain a pound a day, from reaction to something. So I don't think the medical community has figured this out yet.

Perhaps we should be test cases?? Or else you could be the one to figure it out and help all the rest of us here on SP.

PS Congratulations on the 80 week maintenance. I seem to be maintaining a steady weight gain.

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