Oh my Sparkfriends.... I feel like I have abandoned you all. I have not, I assure you. You have all been in my thoughts and I have been keeping up with you through your status updates and your blogs. I just haven't been participating, and I am sorry.
I have just had a rough couple of weeks and haven't been in a socializing kind of mood.
There has just been a bit of drama in my life that I am dealing with, that I would actually not like to go into, but I want you all to know that I am well, the family is well and I am getting back in the swing of my routine!!
On the Spark front....I have actually been doing very well through everything.
So...as you know I went on a 10 day vacation mid October... And that led to putting on some MAJOR party pounds!!!! I came home with 10+ extra pounds of baggage and I don't mean clothes and shoes....I mean "party pounds" baggage!! I went from my triumphant 30.6 lb loss bringing me to 134.4 back up to 146.6!! I wasn't surprised with all of the naughty food and drink that were consumed over the 10 days (plus a little side story, below)... So, I was on a mission immediately upon our return! Lose the party pounds!! And I did! It actually only took a little over a week and I am back down even below where I left off! Whew! I have changed my official weigh in day to Saturdays, as this seems to be my best day. So we'll see where I stand then...
Thank the Lord for Sparkpeople and just being able to log on and spin the wheel everyday. Even just that gives me so much motivation!! However reading all of your blogs and accomplishments everyday has kept me going for the most part!!! Just living vicariously through all of you put big smiles
on my face EVERYday!! Thank you, as always for being there!
...Side story about my vacation. So on the last few days of our trip we went to Gatlinburg, TN. On the first night that we were there I woke up in the middle of the night dizzy and faint and just collapsed several times while trying to get to the bathroom.
They called it near syncope (near fainting) because it was like a conscious fainting... Anyway...Allan called an ambulance and they took me to the hospital. After EKGs and chest scans, 4 IVs and every test under the sun imaginable, they diagnosed me with severe dehydration. Soooo....I do believe that some of those very easy to lose "party pounds" were due to the fact that 2 days before I had 4 IVs pumped into my body over a 4 hour period!!
At any rate, after I was released from the ER, I went back to our cabin, slept and then got up and went shopping and had a blast the rest of the weekend.
I do have so many pictures of the amazing time we had at my niece's wedding in Connecticut, fun in Mystic Seaport and Providence, RI w/ friends and then to Gatlinburg with my in-laws. I will try to post them this weekend.
The leaves were so beautiful!
I am hoping to really get back in the swing of things full force very soon, I just wanted you all to know that I take you wherever I go....I read about you and pray for you and are mentally with you always...even though I haven't been commenting on your pages!
Lots of big hugs from me to you!