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im so emotional, baby!

Friday, May 17, 2013

I have a bunch of random stuff in my head so here it goes. Sit down, its going to be a bumpy ride.

I have lost 6 pounds in less than 2 weeks. I feel great! Somehow all the things I was struggling with are just gone right now. No severe sugar cravings, I'm sleeping better, my GI tract is functioning better, I just FEEL better.

I have been on a medication called Gabapentin (Nuerontin) for several years. It helps with nerve pain from bulged discs. It is also supposed to help with menopause symptoms. The other day, I ran out. I went 2 days without it, noticed I was not in any more pain then usual, filled my prescription and then as an experiment, decided to not take it. Its been about 6 days and I feel so much better. I think it was actually making everything worse! I was on it when I first lost weight 3 years ago. But I think because of my hormones, things have changed.
My plan is to stay off of it! Yea me!

When I read your comments, even if I don't have time to answer, I just feel so blessed. I do not use that word lightly. So many of you have been with me since day 1, some came on board later but you all ,mean so much to me. I truly know I have a place where I can always come no matter what's going on. It means so much to me, please know that.

There are many things I am looking forward to like, losing weight, inches and gaining health. I'm looking forward to my daughters wedding one year from today!

I really feel a shift and an appreciation for life, love, friendships, health and family that has been missing for a while. I think I was sliding back into that darker, isolated place where I used to live and I'm glad to be fighting my way back.

You're all a big reason for that. So Thank you.

This weekend my plans include the movies STAR TREK, going to a race (No NACHO'S) and planning so that I can be prepared and stay on track. It worked last weekend I should be able to manage it this weekend too. IT is NOT A LICENSE TO EAT LIKE A WOLF!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DAWNSJOURNEY 5/21/2013 8:23PM

    I am pretty new here , I can appreciate your feelings and how our Spark Friends can help us so much.

Great job on the weight loss , and your renewed Appreciation. Way to go on the med thing.. I hope I will be able to lose some of mine soon.

How exciting your DD getting married.. Congrats..


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DUXGRL1 5/18/2013 7:38AM

    I read your last weekend blog and you inspired me to actually PLAN this weekend.....that is such a DUH thing, but I DO tend to be more lax on weekends, so I thought of you and decided to plan it.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 5/18/2013 6:52AM

    Ooooh yay that sounds great! I'm so glad that you figured out something that could help - who knew medication could mess with you like that? I hope you continue to not need it and continue to prosper without it! Have fun this weekend - I totally want to see Star Trek too! But first on the agenda is Iron Man. Then we'll see Star Trek at some point. :) I am looking forward to it, mostly because I'm a dork and I like everything Star Trek anyways, but also because Chris Pine is some mighty tasty eye candy. :)

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FANGFACEKITTY 5/18/2013 1:43AM

    emoticon congrats on the weight loss and even better about eliminating a medication! My movie plan is to see the new Iron Man, I will get around to Star Trek in a few weeks. Let us know if it is worth going to the theater to see.

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GRACEISENUF 5/17/2013 8:43PM

    Sounds like you are doing great Jan and that makes me happy. Way to go on the six pounds down! Glad you are off that med, sometimes I think the darn medications have more side effects than they are worth.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/17/2013 8:31PM

    YAY!!!! That's awesome! emoticon

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GUATEMAMAX2 5/17/2013 7:32PM

    congrats on the 6 pounds! I enjoy reading this, I can feel your positive attitude!

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LAWANDMUSIC 5/17/2013 7:17PM

    WOW. I am glad that you had a chance to observe your body's reactions to the drug and make a thoughtful choice. Kudos!

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CELLISTA1 5/17/2013 7:10PM

    All this appreciation for love and life --- also possibly a result of getting off the meds????!!!! You are a naturally ebullient person; maybe that stuff was chemically keeping you down. Congrats on the 6 pounds and here's to more love, more life, and all great stuff with family, friends, and health!

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