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16th Oct 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

that is what I love about Sparks and all the friendships that are formed on here, when you cry out for help or support, you do receive that. Lots of gentle reminders about how far I have come in my time since I joined. Before Sparks I would have turned to takeaway but i can avoid these now and make more informed choices. Even when I did eat what I should not have, I never went over 1500 calories. So that means I can control the calories even when I am eating the wrong food. I have come a long way.

In the last few days I was just very frustrated with how much my back was hurting and I went to my exercise class yesterday and then the gym today. Shorter time at the gym but at least I went and started again. My back is feeling pretty good now and I am feeling really good.

Been over and saw the grandchildren and organised the bath for them, the older 2 bath themselves now but I did the youngest one. Chase does not go to kindy tomorrow so I plan to go over there and get him tomorrow and have some quality time with him down the playground. Been have some a fantastic time with them and making some lovely memories.

Thank you all again for your support.

  
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LIBBYFITZ 10/17/2012 11:05AM

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OPALMOON 10/17/2012 8:01AM

    Hi Wendy,

You certainly have come a long way, and we all have detours somewhere along the way. The great thing is that you are so much more aware and are strong enough to take corrective action when needed. I know only too well how health matters can get in the way and you can only do what you can manage each day. It is great to hear that your session at the gym and exercise class went well. Enjoy having some more quality time with your precious grandchildren!

Love and big hugs, Nattacia

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SUSIEPH1 10/16/2012 7:54PM

    Have fun with the kiddies !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Love and Hugs Susie

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Have the best time with Chase. Love that name. emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 10/16/2012 6:33PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep going Wendy! And ENJOY those grands.
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1CRAZYDOG 10/16/2012 5:47PM

    You have come such a long way, Wendy!!! Keep moving forward and taking care of yourself.

Glad you get to spend sone quality time w/your granddy. These kids NEED it so bad right now!

HUGS

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/16/2012 4:21PM

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/16/2012 1:42PM

    Glad you are doing better. Have fun with the Grandies! emoticon

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GOPINTOS 10/16/2012 8:46AM

    You're doing great! I have a grandson named Chase also emoticon

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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15th Oct 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

good evening/day everyone, I'm back.

I had lost my focus on my goals with everything else that has been happening in my life. Been very stressful as most of you would know. But I let this take over my life again, not happy with me.

I was eating things that I should not have but not as much as I would have before. Just not as healthy as I should have, no take-away though. That is one positive.

Exercise class and the gym went out the window. Been to the gym twice in the last 3 weeks. Each time the exercise class was on I was in Adelaide or last week I did not have car, it ws in getting fixed up. Stilll got a lot of steps in but not as many as I have been doing. So very much hit and miss.

But with all this, my back is sore again, I am getting cramps again. Not feeling as good as I was. I have undone some of the good work I have been doing. Not happy about that. I was very silly to me and deserve a good telling off or a good kick, you know where.


I'm back, hopefully stronger than ever.

I did go shopping on Saturday and bought lots of healthy foods, did some cooking and froze the meals, so much easier when I do this. Got rid of the unhealthy food that I had started to eat.

Did go to exercise class today though and plan to go back to the gym. I will take this easier for a few days.

Why do we do this to ourselves? I was feeling so positive about myself and what I was achieving. Then I go and lose sight of my goals. I suppose this is another learning curb that I put in front of me. I realise that I am not infallible and need to be more aware of what I doing. Need to stop this quicker rather than later.

So now there is only about 11 weeks till the end of the year or 77 days. So I had better start to lose some more weight.

Thanks to everyone that have read my last few blogs, Your comments are so appreciated.

  
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CBEVNOW 10/16/2012 10:24PM

    Wendy we all have those minutes, hours, days, weeks and months. You are doing what is right, recognizing what you need to do for your self. Hang in there.

C

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SUSIEPH1 10/15/2012 11:42PM

    Try not to beat yourself up my love !!
It happens to us all ..
Life sometimes gets in the way. You have been through so much in the last couple of months and it is easy to revert back to the old ways ..

Don't forget that you are healthier and fitter than you have been for years .. so all is not lost..
Take time for you .. and get back on track .. This is not a race it is a new lifestyle and it does get a lot of getting used to ..
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1CRAZYDOG 10/15/2012 10:25PM

    sometimes it's hard to see the trees thru the forest, but that's how life is. things "get int he way" sometimes of what WE want to accomplish, even when they shouldn't. What to do? Just like you're doing . . . pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start afresh. You know what to do, you know how to do it, so now . . . it's just DO IT. Look @ all you've accomplished this year. And remember, it's beyond weight loss . . . it's about mental and spiritual growth as well. In my opinon, you come a LONG way!

Hang in there. YOu've had an awful lot on your plate with your family and your health. **SIGH** Would that the world stopped spinning some days to catch a break, but doesn't happen that way.

You're a tough woman. HUGS

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HONEYBEAR1461 10/15/2012 9:40PM

    What you have to look at is that you are lighter than you were, healthier than you have been in the past.

It is so frustrating that we do manage to do this to ourselves. When you figure out how and why we do it please let me know then maybe we can both find how to avoid it in the future.

Don't beat yourself up and I know you will get back on track.

Take care of yourself.

Jennylee

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MOTLEM 10/15/2012 9:05PM

    Don't beat up on yourself, Wendy. I, for one, think you ROCK!!

You've been thru a lot and you're on top of most of it, so smile today girlfriend, and remind yourself what a great job you've done since joining Sparks.

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/15/2012 4:43PM

    There are very few of us who reach their Goal along a smooth path. Emotional turmoil can have a huge impact on resolve. Do not be too hard on yourself,. It is amazing how much we learn on this journey and how, even in the midst of chaos, we retain much of what SP has taught us. emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/15/2012 10:15AM

    I hate to start the morning with an old saying ... 2 steps forward, one step back. The fact is you are still going forward. You mentioned you did go to the gym and you walked.Just not as much as you have been. A few years ago could you say that? You mention you didn't eat well but then you didn't do take away. You are moving forward with a few bumps in the road. I did the same thing this weekend. I did some positive stuff. Didn't do some stuff I should have. You are learning through your mistakes. We often have life get in our way. This is a new morning. I'm going to take advantage of it. I hope you do too. emoticon







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MENNOLY 10/15/2012 8:15AM

    Remember that if you are starting back on your exercise program you need to go easier than you used to an d build back up to where you were. You can do it. Good luck in getting back on track!

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results from endoscopy

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hi, I went to the doctors for the results of my Endoscopy, I have reactive gastritis and the small hiatus hernia. This is inflamation of the stomach. This is caused by drinking alcohol (I have had 2 drinks for the year) or taking NIASAD's (not sure of spelling) which I do not take because of the chronic kidney disease or bile. Except for a couple of times lately I didn't think I suffered from intergestion but apparently I do.

I told my doctor that I have not taken Nexium since April last year and he told me I was naughty not taking these. So looks like I take these forever LOL. By what I researched on the Net, no real treatment but left alone it can cause stomach cancer and I do not want that.

Two of the grandchildren started school yesterday and love it. Chase, the youngest started kindgarden and he loved it but it is 3 full days a week and he was so tired when he got home that he slept for a couple of hours.

  
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POSITIVEPAULA8 10/14/2012 5:21AM

    emoticon At least now you know what you are dealing with. emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 10/14/2012 4:50AM

    Have you been tested for the bacteria that causes gastric issues?

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EFFIEANNIE 10/13/2012 3:06PM

    Thankfully you know what you are dealing with, can take medication and keep an eye on things.

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GEORGIAK25 10/11/2012 4:15PM

    Wendy my husband has to take drugs for the reflux because certain medications he is on cause this condition. Don't fight it - take them for your health. We all hate taking drugs but sometimes we have no choice. Hugs

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ASHENPOND 10/10/2012 11:30PM

    I am so glad that you at least have the answers.

Enjoy your grandkids - they grow too quickly as we all know.

Love and emoticon Jenye.

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WENDYJM4 10/10/2012 9:01PM

    just read the topic on gastritis in the health topics on Sparks and one of the causes is cigarette smoke, both my son and his grlfriend smoke. They do go outside and smoke but half the time you can still smell it inside. So I wonder if this has affected me???


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OPALMOON 10/10/2012 5:15PM

    Hi Wendy,

Like Mel, I wonder what it is that has caused the gastritis when the two things the doctor mentioned don't apply to you. I would not be surprised that all the stress you have been under has made the condition worse though.

So glad the grandchildren are enjoying school and kindergarten - not surprised that Chase was worn out, since he isn't used to having 3 full days a week of activity and interaction!

Take care of yourself and I will keep sending positive vibes your way.

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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1CRAZYDOG 10/10/2012 4:56PM

    Well, it's good to have the answers and know what to do. You don't want to flirt with cancer!

How exciting . . . kindy! It takes a little time to get used to that routine, but it will happen.

HUGS

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/10/2012 4:49PM

    Good to know you have an answer to your problem and that the grand kids are settling in.

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SUSIEPH1 10/10/2012 3:30PM

    Thats great news Wendy dear .
Now you can relax knowing that with the Nexium, you can heal this inflamation .. Glad the kiddies are getting settled and happy ..
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LIFE-FAITH 10/10/2012 2:01PM

    emoticon glad you have some answers. Keep taking care of you! Enjoy your grands!
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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/10/2012 11:10AM

    Sorry you had to have the endoscopy but glad you had answers even if some of them didn't fit you. Hope you will be on the mend soon and feeling better.
Glad grandies are back in school and things are slowly getting back to normal. Hope all goes well in the coming weeks. emoticon

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SUZIEQUE77 10/10/2012 7:59AM

    My grandson is going to Pre-K this year and it is five days a week, all day! I think he likes it so far, but it seems a little bit much to me!

These kids take a nap at school every afternoon. I went with my daughter in law to his open house and the kids went on an apple picking field trip that day. The teacher thought they'd be really tired for their nap. But she told me that my grandson laid there saying something kind of low that she could not hear...but then he kept saying it a little bit louder and louder until it was quite clear! "It is NOT dark out!" I guess he did not think he should have to take a nap.

Wishing you the best as you strive to improve your health! Your kids need a healthy grandma (can you tell, I'm very into being a grandma myself?) LOL.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 10/10/2012 7:44AM

    glad you have some answers. (((hugs)))

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MENNOLY 10/10/2012 7:18AM

    I am happy that the kids are doing well. I hope you are able to improve. I found when I lost weight my Gerd symptoms really diminished. I never had pain but I definitely have a scarred esophagus. That extra weight we carried really messes stuff up.

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HONEYBEAR1461 10/10/2012 6:45AM

    I hope that you can do something about it so you don't end up with the stomach cancer. Don't you hate it when they tell you it is caused by something that you don't even do?

I am pleased the grandkids love school. Loving school makes it much easier for them to learn and enjoy learning.

Take care of yourself.

Jennylee

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MOTLEM 10/10/2012 6:03AM

    If you don't drink alcohol and you don't take the tablets that cause the gastritis, then something else must be causing it?

I'm glad the grandies enjoyed their school and the lttle one the kindergarten. Yes, 3 full days would definitely take a bit of getting used to for the little fellow.

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TRYINGHARD54 10/10/2012 5:57AM

    I take prevacid so i understand.

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good news

Monday, October 08, 2012

we went to Family Court today and we have another 6 glorious weeks of looking after my grandchildren. We go back to Court on my birthday at the end of November. It would be the best birthday present I could ever have if the Judge awards full time custody to my son. I am allowed to hope and dream. LOL.
Kids are happy with that news. The Mother does get visitation access to the children in that time.

They also start school again here tomorrow. Enrolled them when we got home from Adelaide. So no more visits to Adelaide for about 6 weeks now, although I was just thinking it is going to be close to when I go back to get my results from the Specialist. Probably be going down there 2 times in the week again. YUK.
Just too much.

But then again I may be wrong because I have a feeling my haemeglobin is dropping again and it may be too low again. I am starting to bruise and my blood is very runny again. So it will down there for a infusion again. When does this ever stop.

Thanks to everyone who replied to me in my last 2 blogs, I do really appreciate this. Just at this stage I am not getting enough time to answer you all.

I know I need a couple of days just for me.

  
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HONEYBEAR1461 10/10/2012 6:49AM

    Wendy, if ever you find it too much coming to Adelaide twice in a week you can always bunk down here. We have a spare bed. We are only 15-20 minutes from the city. Near Semaphore.

I hope your son ends up with the kids. If they are happy then they should be left with the people who are making them happy and where they will develop properly with love and support.

Take care,
Jennylee

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CHINAGAL 10/9/2012 7:43PM

    Thanks for sharing the good news. Now take care of yourself while you're enjoying taking care of those sweet grandchildren.
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TRYINGHARD1948 10/9/2012 4:03AM

    Enjoy your time with the kids, but do take care of you.

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CBEVNOW 10/9/2012 2:48AM

    I am very happy for your son and you and the children. A steady life for them. Did i tell you that jerry and i got custody of his children when we were first married. I raised his children . My youngest was 16 and his was 3 talk about a generation gap, wow. My children were all ways active in every thing, sports, cheerleading, out doors, social, his children had been programmed to watch TV, we had some times but we learned. . I know they are going to much more happy now, i will be praying for all of you.

Wendy it seems as though there is always something with our Kidneys, just try to relax and enjoy what God has given you, you will have days, but you are a strong person. The Best To All Of You.
C

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I.M.MAGIC 10/8/2012 11:03PM

    I've always HATED that little saying that "time flies when you're having fun"... it always seemed to me to be so unfair, when the things we don't want seem to last forever! LOL

It should be the other way around... so I hope the next six weeks are gloriously long and happy and FUN for you!

I'm so glad... you deserve it.

Do take care of yourself, m'dear...
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1CRAZYDOG 10/8/2012 9:34PM

    Your priorities are right where they should be. Glad things went well and know these next 6 weeks will fly by. HUGS

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SUSIEPH1 10/8/2012 3:52PM

    Hi Wendy Love ,
So glad all went well and you and Jason have the kiddies ...Now you take time out for you my friend ... We will be here if you need us ..
and I am back on Spark so don't worry about the team.
We are all here for you ...
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POPSY190 10/8/2012 3:24PM

    emoticon news on the custody front. But the ongoing anxiety will have depleted your energies so do take extra care of yourself. emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/8/2012 9:42AM

    Glad things for the most part are going well. Hope your blood settles down. Hope you have a wonderful birthday. What day is it? We have 2 birthdays here around that same time.

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OPALMOON 10/8/2012 9:29AM

    Take good care and look after yourself Wendy. You do need to take time for yourself as you say. Glad to hear there has been good news regarding the grandchildren - now hoping for more!

Sending big hugs your way.

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JILL313 10/8/2012 9:11AM

    That's wonderful News about your Grandies being with you and their Dad for at least the next 6 weeks. I know how much you love and enjoy having them there. By all means give yourself lots of ME time as that will energize you. . .Take good care and I think you're an awesome person and a fantastic Grandma.

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LIFE-FAITH 10/8/2012 8:35AM

    Take care of you Wendy - no worries on responding.

Enjoy the time with your grands - it is always precious time.

God Bless you!
Jean
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MENNOLY 10/8/2012 7:19AM

    emoticon Enjoy your grands. I hope everything works out. I am sorry your health problems are not doing better. Good luck on good numbers

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Saturday 6th Oct 2012

Saturday, October 06, 2012

follow on from yesterday's blog. I didn't even know I had a hernia, I do not suffer with any symptoms and as for reflux, it is only in the last month that I had a few episodes of reflux and that was because I ate the wrong food. My youngest son bought takeaway fish and chips and I had a very small portion but I did not cope with this and suffered all night. A very important lesson learnt here.

I have not needed tablets for 15 months. But all the words that are on the results letter is caused by reflux. I found this out last night when I searched on the Net.
I started on my Nexium tablets again last night. So I hope this works. Looks like I will need to change some things I am doing again.

But I am willing to learn by my mistakes.

I will let you know when I get the results in about 2 weeks time.

  
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MELROSE13 10/8/2012 9:18PM

    Good Luck with that, no one really understand that kind of pain until they have experienced it, hope you get it under control soon!!!

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LIFE-FAITH 10/7/2012 11:55AM

    You are doing emoticon ! It is by making mistakes that we are given the opportunity to learn - it takes a strong person to say hey I messed up, but I am learning.

I am sorry to read that you have a hernia - I am going to check out your other blog.

Continue to take care of you.
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CHINAGAL 10/7/2012 8:36AM

    Glad you have a solution to the problem! I have found that as long as I eat correctly I do fine. Isn't it amazing that our bodies try to keep us doing the right things if we pay attention?
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MOTLEM 10/6/2012 9:53PM

    Nexium fixed my reflux so hope will fix yours. I haven't had to take them for about 12 months now. Good job too.

Good luck with it all. xo

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1CRAZYDOG 10/6/2012 9:00PM

    Good luck to you!! HUGS

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/6/2012 7:55PM

    Hope tablets help and you are returned to good health.

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CBEVNOW 10/6/2012 2:03PM

    Yes Stress can do this to you. And sometimes it is no fun.

C

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/6/2012 9:35AM

    Hope you feel better soon. I hate acid reflux on the rare case that I get it. Hope all goes well. emoticon

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OPALMOON 10/6/2012 6:40AM

    Hi Wendy,

I hope the tablets help and you don't have any more troubles with reflux related issues.

Take care - love and hugs,

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SUSIEPH1 10/6/2012 3:41AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon Wendy ..
I know what you are going through and remember this is also sometimes caused by stress and you have been through a lot lately ..
I too am on nexium and have been for years ... Take care love !!
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