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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!!
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    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..

    1707 days ago
    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.
    1711 days ago
    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. :)

    1711 days ago
    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.
    1711 days ago
    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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    1711 days ago
    YAY!!!! That's awesome! emoticon
    1711 days ago
    congrats on the 6 pounds! I enjoy reading this, I can feel your positive attitude!
    1711 days ago
    WOW. I am glad that you had a chance to observe your body's reactions to the drug and make a thoughtful choice. Kudos!
    1711 days ago
    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!
    1711 days ago
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