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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank you to all that have answered my last blog.
I have been seriously thinking of selling the house since 2009 after I had my first operation in Nov 2009. After a long illnees

More info from a blog I posted in Feb 2011
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4027097

This was a shocking illness in how it had affected me, in that I was falling over all the time, it affected my swallowing, (I was choking every time I ate) it has affected my speech (this is still not good) breathing (which is better) and so many other side effects. I spent 6 weeks in rehabilitation learning to walk again. I was using a walking frame for a while and when I got out I came home with 2 walking sticks.

I had my 2nd operation for a partial nephrectomy in March 2010 for kidney cancer.

I have been struggling for a long time and feel like there is life out there somewhere for me.

I still have over 9 years of house payments to go, I can not refinance because I am on a pension. Because of my health issues and age, I might not be around to enjoy my life by the time I pay of the house.

On a happier note I saw the dietician today and she is very happy with me. Spoke about the emotional eating and other things and as I am doing most things right now she does not want to see me for another 6 months unless I have some bad blood results. Then she will see me.

I also weighed over my parents fully clothed and after breakfast I in am still about the 134 kgs mark so I might not have put on any weight.

  
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CTEMPLE 8/24/2011 4:38AM

    Great news Wendy. Mortgages are very enslaving and sometimes is better to rethink our goals and make life easier for ourselves. There's more to Life than owning a home.
Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help, we're only a phone call away.
Claudia

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TAMI1691 8/23/2011 11:36PM

    nine years.
are you sure they wont extend your loan time???

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JILL313 8/23/2011 8:52PM

    Weigh carefully the pros and cons of selling your house as renting is also very costly. I want the best for you and a better quality of Life. You're in my prayers dear friend.

Hugs,

Jill

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SUSIEPH1 8/23/2011 4:39PM

    I admire you so much Wendy ... You are trying so hard to improve your quality of live and I applaud that ...
I think you are making the right decision but you also need to get a valuation from an estate agent before you decide ..
Love and Hugs Susie

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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/23/2011 11:24AM

    When you reach decisions, at least that brings some peace. I will hold you in my prayers. You are a strong woman and you inspire me Wendy. Hugs to you.

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I.M.MAGIC 8/23/2011 9:59AM

    Nine years isn't that much, but if selling will buy you more time to do other things, and more resources to do them, and more peace of mind... you know what you need better than anyone, and I am glad you have finally made a decision, because that deciding alone is going to simplify your life!


OOH, I'm SO glad the weight is staying off!... it makes such a HUGE difference to your kidneys, and the diet thing too...
emoticon, dear friend! You are SO right, good news is a WONDERFUL thing! LOL

Love you!
Kathy emoticon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/23/2011 7:53AM

    ((((hugs)))

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still here.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Yes I am still here but have been dealing with a lot of emotional stuff. My head is really not in it at the moment. I have been having financial and family issues. I am really not in a good place at present.

Thank you for all the comments on my last blog and also my Spark page, they are very much appreciated.

I have made some plans but they will take time to come to put into place. I have decided to sell my house but of course I need to do some work on it first but then comes the money issues. At this stage I feel like I am going around in circles.
I have decided that there is more to life than what I am living (in just paying of a house)I need to have a life to enjoy it. I am definitely in mortgage stress at the moment.

At least I am not making bad choices in food now as about 2 weeks ago I was definitely emotionally eating but that is now getting under control.

This is a bit disjointed but as I have explained my head in not in a nice place, I am really hoping that writing it down will help me put everything in prospective.

On top of all that my scales are now playing up and can not get a reading from them.

bye for now.

  
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LIFE-FAITH 8/30/2011 2:24PM

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Take care of yourself one day at a time, one situation at a time.

I hope you are feeling better today.

jean

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CTEMPLE 8/24/2011 4:32AM

    Oh Wendy do sorry, is there anything I can do?
Claudia

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JILL313 8/23/2011 8:46PM

    Weny, I am so sorry you're going through such a hard time both emotionally and physically. Selling your house has to be emotionally tough and I sure understand as I'm really struggling with making ends meat myself and a big stressor is my mortgage. I'm like you I don't make enough in retirement to refinance plus don't have the best credit. I'll be praying for you Wendy that everything has a happy ending for you.

Hugs,

Jill

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TAMI1691 8/23/2011 3:25AM

    selling your house is a huge decision.
not one to take lightly.
have you considered all your options????
re financing perhaps.
rentals are not cheap either and then you could have the stress of having to move again.
take care Wendy.

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CAZ5346 8/22/2011 10:54PM

    YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS THAT THINGS WORK OUT FOR YOU. I HATE TO SEE ANYONE SUFFERING.

HUGS

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JANNIE48 8/22/2011 8:25PM

    emoticon emoticon I hope things improve for you real soon, Janet

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SUSIEPH1 8/22/2011 8:19PM

    Hi Wendy, are you sure you really want to do this?
Selling a house is a big step and you need finances to do it up first. That will put a lot of pressure on you my dear .. Take Care of You first .. you need to look after yourself you have come so far please don't let it all be for nothing ..
Love and Hugs Susie
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I.M.MAGIC 8/22/2011 7:53PM

    Selling your home is a big decision, m'dear. I'm sad that it has become a necessity for you to make that kind of change... and you're right, all the things that go along with it take time to sort out. Family AND finances can be a nasty tangle to deal with sometimes.

Take the time you need--and keep working at your program so you maintain the improvements you've made.
emoticonEven without a working scale! LOL-- stick to your tape measure and your "Wendy-o-meter", that tells you how you feel... you'll do fine, and when you do get a scale that's up and running again, you may just get a real GIFT when you see the numbers, you never can tell! LOL

Kathy emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/22/2011 4:10PM

    Glad you blogged. That helps a little. Wishing you success with your plans. Believe me, you're not alone in this struggle!!

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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/22/2011 11:22AM

    Wendy, I am here for you if you need a virtual shoulder. Things will get better.
hugs to you.
Faith

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CHINAGAL 8/22/2011 11:00AM

    Hate to hear that things are not going well for you. Hope you find a good solution. Congratulations on beating the emotional eating trap! You're a tough lady and you will prevail.
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Edna

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Sunday 14th August

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thank you for you your messages on my last blog. Your comments are very much appreciated.

We had a very nice winters day here, lots of sunshine. I had been very busy this morning washing, a bit of work in the garden, had got on Sparks then I got a phone call to see if I wanted to go over to Whyalla, about 45 minutes away for my nephew's birthday.

A very pleasant day there, a bit different from last time I was there. That was New Year's Day. My brother and his wife have 7 children but they are really not nice children and allowed to get away with anything they do. At least I do not see them very often.

I was happy because I did not over eat.

take care
Wendy

  
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CHINAGAL 8/19/2011 7:02PM

    Holy cow! Seven naughty children! If that doesn't push you to overeat I figure nothing will!
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Edna

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TERRBEAR12 8/16/2011 12:13AM

    You did great. You dealt with the stress of seven children, a birthday, and being away from home! Good Job!
TerrBear

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I.M.MAGIC 8/15/2011 4:32PM

    Every child and every situation has something to recommend them... and sometimes the good thing is that you don't have to take them home with you! LOL

Glad it went well!...

Kathy emoticon emoticon

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CTEMPLE 8/15/2011 5:53AM

    Dear Wendy great to get out of the house even if to be surrounded by unruly kids! A very beautiful day here too, super clear blue skies but it got clouded. I hurried during the shopping thinking that it would rain on me with all my bags, but it didn't happen. Enjoying the last days of winter before the warmth and humidity start. No hot flashes, my body works much better in the cool weather, although it's not really cold like down there.
Claudia

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SUSIEPH1 8/14/2011 6:49PM

    Hi darls !! Glad yoyu are doing well and enjoying life!!
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon

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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/14/2011 3:28PM

    Hey Sweetie, you are doing emoticon

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JILL313 8/14/2011 11:42AM

    WTG, Wendy as it is hard not to overeat when you're not in charge of the cooking. . .I guess it's a good thing your brother doesn't live any closer--LOL! Enjoy your day!

Hugs,

Jill

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MILLYMOUSE1 8/14/2011 8:45AM

    emoticon on not over eating, it can be vert tempting at time's
Hope you had a great weekend

emoticon night

Sandra

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Saturday 13th August

Saturday, August 13, 2011

wow, I have had to make a few personal decisions in the last week, I am happy with what I have decided to do. This has concerned my personal life and my family.

Now I need to get back and concentrate on me and my endeavour to lose weight.
Not happy I have managed to put on 2 kgs (4 lb 4 oz) in the last couple of weeks. This is because of emotional eating, I thought I had gotten over that but obviously not, first time I have caught myself eating like this for a long time. It needs to stop now before I do more damage to myself.

I have been very busy doing things and keeping myself busy but I need to work out a daily plan so that I can start doing more exercises without wearing myself out with housework, the boring mundane things. LOL

Still having trouble with my ankle although I think it is a fracture better with wearing the runners. I do still need to buy a decent pair of runners and much lighter than the ones I bought the other day. Still getting the cramps but at least it is not every night now. So that is an improvement.

I need to start tracking nutrition and fitness properly again and to start eating healthier again so that will be my goals for the next week.




  
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CBEVNOW 8/14/2011 3:11AM

    It happens to all of us Wendy, you are not alone. Since my personal problems started in May i am having a very hard time dealing with things. I get off track in my eating and dont track my liquids as i should so i need to pay more attention my self. you are not alone. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Caroline

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ONEWAYSTREET 8/14/2011 2:16AM

  I have faith... all will be well...why??? Coz you want it to be.
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CTEMPLE 8/14/2011 2:08AM

    Dear Wendy wishing you a quick get back on track!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/13/2011 8:44PM

    (((angel hugs))) You are special. All will get better.

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MOTLEM 8/13/2011 7:57PM

    As winter draws to a close and the days get longer, you'll find it much easier to be and stay motivated. A little bit of sunshine works wonders.
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SUSIEPH1 8/13/2011 3:58PM

    Hey Sweetheart...... Don't beat your self up this is all a learning curve and you are doing so very well.
I am glad you are sorting your life out , it is yours to live and you are certainly on the right track.
I will be fully back on board tomorrow ...
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 8/13/2011 12:18PM

    We all slip up now and then and let circumstances dictate to us--but WE're the boss, and I know it won't take you long to whip those contrary emotional eating "critters" into shape--you're a real trooper! emoticon

Glad you've made whatever decisions needed to be made and are ready to move forward... emoticon

Kathy emoticon

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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/13/2011 10:59AM

    Hi honey, please get your ankle xrayed. I am glad you found some peace within the decisions you had to make. Take care of your self.
Hugs.
FAith

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TINY67 8/13/2011 7:58AM

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BAREFOOTN 8/13/2011 7:56AM

    emoticon I don't know if emotional eating ever really disappears. I look at it as an unwelcomed guest....they always show up, but you don't have to answer the door.

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JWAKJA 8/13/2011 7:03AM

  Track it!

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TAMI1691 8/13/2011 6:36AM

    You can do this Wendy.
You have achieved so much already

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big weekend is over

Monday, August 08, 2011

wow what a weekend, it was full on. Had a good time but awfully tired today but a good tired because I know I earnt it, with all that I did over the weekend. Today is me time. I need to catch up with Sparks as I only had time for the bare minimum.
Still very proud of myself because I did not overeat. It must be ingrained now.

The insoles for my shoes have helped, ankle still sore but a lot less pain. I think I worked out why I was having so many cramps is because every time I sat down in the last week or so I was chair marching, only 2 or 3 minutes at the time but off and on all day, this was extra to what I was doing.

Thank you everyone who left messages on the last blog. I am fine. It is still trial and error with me but I am learning as I go along.

  
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I.M.MAGIC 8/12/2011 11:58PM

    I'm glad your ankle is feeling better!...

I know what you mean about only having time for the bare minimum--including the physical therapy for my hand, I had SIX doctor visits this week, plus having to deal with insurance and social services issues... AAGH! LOL

Hope we BOTH have a little time to catch up! LOL

Kathy emoticon emoticon

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WENDYJM4 8/10/2011 8:38PM

    thank you for all your comments, they are very much appreciated.
take care
Wendy

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CBEVNOW 8/9/2011 2:57AM

    Take your time, as they use to say do your own thing. Take care of you.

Caroline emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 8/8/2011 10:35PM

    Isn't it great to keep learning. I love to learn at least one new thing every day, do you?
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Have a great day Wendy, you are doing fine.
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CTEMPLE 8/8/2011 9:35PM

    Hi Wendy, Just back from Byron Bay and catching up with blogs. Your last few blogs are GREAT!
Claudia

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SUSIEPH1 8/8/2011 8:35PM

    Way to go Wendy,
Slowly and Surely... Will get you to your goal!!
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MILLYMOUSE1 8/8/2011 8:16PM

    Well done Wendy, just plod along at your own pace until you get everything worked out

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