100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 109,512

Happy May SparkFriends! - I have some exciting news!

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Happy Thursday everyone! I have been having a hard time updating my Sparkpage and doing the 5% challenge lately. First I had tax season (which is over!) I have had more free time away from work, but I have been filling it with other things.

A fortune I got the other month has helped me out recently: "Anything is possible with a willing heart". I try to stay positive the best I can even though it can be extremely tough sometimes. At times, it seems like I will never reach some of my goals, but I keep pushing forward! I keep working hard at what I do, and I keep being myself. I keep believing in myself and try to realize that I am the one that needs to keep believing in myself the most to have good things happen. I even need to be the one who is OK with the not-so-good things. Life is about perspective and attitude! I have been pretty happy even though my life isn't perfect. No one has a perfect life no matter what it looks like from the outside.

I am still having some stomach problems. I went to a specialist who put me on Cholestryamine. The Doctor thinks my body never fully adjusted to my missing gall bladder. It is normally used for lowering cholesterol, but it also can help with bile salt problems?? He wants me to use the powder mix twice a day, once 2 hours after breakfast and also 2 hours after dinner. I eat dinner at different times, and sometimes I don't have the chance to take the medication. I don't know how it will work out unless I get a more regular schedule after work. At least M-F I am at work, and I eat my breakfast the same time every day. The specialist also told me I SHOULD have dairy. The last Doctor I saw told me to stop having dairy. I stopped for at least 6 months, but now I am eating Activia every morning per the Doctor's orders.

I will probably still use almond milk and coconut milk as replacements for regular milk because I like both of them! I will still try not to eat too much cheese. Just because I can have it again doesn't mean I have to go on a binge!!

There is a lot more going on besides the Iffy health issues. My blood pressure is still great, I feel good, and life is GREAT. I do need to exercise more. I have been walking more, but I want to do more physical exercise like zumba again. Even though I thought I would have more time to myself after tax season, I have filled up that time already. Instead of doing tax season work, I am now doing New Home research and planning! Oh, and I have been trying to pack at my house and my boyfriend's place! I finally found a house to buy with my boyfriend, and we are planning on settlement at the end of May! I am excited, nervous, and a bit stressed about it! There is so much paperwork I have been getting, and I have to wait for some of it. The waiting part really gets me antsy sometimes! I am trying my best to be happy and not stressed, but I just want everything to go smoothly so we can settle this month!!!!!!!!

I am so excited about moving in to my own home, but everything is SO expensive. I just had my yearly review at work, and I got a raise which came at the perfect time. Every little bit will help! Also, I am going to take some accounting classes at the local community college. I haven't been in college since 2005, so it will be tough getting back into School Mode. I am nervous, but also glad I will be learning more which will help my job. My bosses want me to take the classes so I will be able to do more at my current job. They even offered to pay for the classes, so that makes it even better! It is such a nice feeling to know that my bosses really appreciate me and they are willing to invest in ME.

Once I move in and get everything semi-together, I can FINALLY start cooking all of my meals! There are so many recipes I want to try. I am excited about cooking, and I am also excited about having a bigger garden! We started some tomatoes, peppers, and basil seeds indoors. I want to create one or two raised beds at the new house! We also want to plant cucumbers, green beans, snap peas, and squash! I am so excited about being able to cook, and hopefully the plants grow well so I can cook what I am growing!

I still love this website, and hopefully I get the chance soon to visit all of your SparkPages. I really miss reading about everyone!

I haven't written down goals or myself in a long time, so I want to do it for the rest of the month:

May Goals:
-Go Kayaking at least once. I bought a deal online
-Get 1,200 fitness minutes
-Eat more fruits & veggies
-Try to remain as calm as I can/try to be less stressed
-Stay close to my goal weight
-Start tracking my food again
-Stay Positive the best I can
-Start 5K training again!
-Take time to RELAX and do things for me - Pet Fair this month!

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Congrats on the new digs! You wrote this a few months ago; has everything gotten settled in? How is life going?

    Hope you have a great day!
    1316 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    Congrats on the home!!! I am so happy for you! Keep on pushing... life gets crazy sometimes, but you can get back to living a healthier lifestyle!
    1403 days ago
    Congratulations on buying a home!
    1404 days ago
    All the best, Kim! To help relieve stress I often write a little list of my priorities for the day - it helps me focus on one thing at a time so I donĀ“t flip my lid too often! Hoping the house works out well for you with very few blips! Love your pots of seedlings! emoticon
    1408 days ago
  • DALID414
    emoticon on the big decision of moving in with the boyfriend.
    1408 days ago
    Great goals!
    Hope you have fun kayaking!

    1409 days ago
    Buying a new home is both exciting and scary. Hope everything goes perfectly and you love the new place. Gardening is great for getting fresh air an exercise and nothing tastes better than fresh produce, just minutes from the vine.
    1409 days ago
    emoticon Enjoy your new home and cooking!
    1409 days ago
    Good luck with the house! My husband and I just went through that in Jan. It's stressful but very exciting!

    I love your wallpaper!
    1409 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Congrats in all areas! This is so awesome and I'm so happy for you and your boyfriend! I've missed catching up with you so I'm glad you stopped by. Again Congratulations!!! Woohoo! emoticon emoticon
    1409 days ago
    Thanks for the update, sounds like you're doing GREAT.
    1409 days ago
    Congrats on your new home. I love all your goals. Your journey is really fantastic! I truly love the
    'Anything is possible with a willing heart!
    Maryann (aka roodles)
    1409 days ago
    Wow, a lot going on at once! Love the fortune, so true!
    1409 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Lots going on in your life! Take care and do the best you can. You have great goals lined up for yourself!! emoticon
    1409 days ago
    I am so happy for you! Congratulations on your new home!
    That does sound like a hard schedule to follow - maybe putting an alarm on your phone would help?
    Thanks for the update!!
    1409 days ago
    WOOHOOO Kim !!! U GO KIDDO !!!!! CONGRATS on the house,,,, hopefully it will go "as smoothly as it can" being that something almost ALWAYS COMES UP !! The more one "stresses out" about it,,,, ,the joy of it, can be put aside a wee bit,, and of course that's NOT a help,, stressing never gets us any place. :) Just MORE AND MORE FREAKING OUT TIME ! UGHERS !!

    Also CONGRATS in the job area. WHen I worked for the city ,, they ALSO paid for me to go back to college,, and they ALSO PAID FOR IT !! I had to agree to work for them for a certain amount of time,, which I did , than I found a MUCH better paying job ,at twice as mch,, and NOT all the STRESS that comes from when you work with a NASTY publlc who are coming in to PAY something they'd RATHER NOT ! And I also had worked in the welfare dept, for quite a few yrs,,, I HATED IT !!! (well at first it was FUN ! But, than we had clients who'd meet others RIGHT OUTSIDE the window,,, we could SEE this happen,,, they would SELL the food stamps we just GAVE THEM For 50 cents on a dollar so they could use the cash to buy booze, cigarettes and of COURSE DRUGS !! Sheehse that so RUINED IT For those who REALLY NEEDED IT !! it mostly the single ones who did this,,, not families,,,,I was ALL FOR Families,,, I STILL AM !

    1409 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.