ADEWYN's SparkPeople Blog ADEWYN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community i been so busy...but i wanted to share something important to me to you So I am not telling a ton of people..but since i bare my soul with all of you... i feel i need to share this with all of you... and I hope it doesn't come with judgement... this has taken a lot for me to say anything to begin with.. I know you all think i am the strong one.. the tough one... i am.. i know i am.. i am stubborn ..and dedicated to myself and other.... but this weight thing has finally hit its breaking point with me... So i went to the doctors this morning.. because i have a cree... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:35:22 EST well lets give a little update since june 15th I AM BACK!!! We purchased a new house ( well new to us ) it is a 1920's farmhouse on 2.3 acres of land in south Knoxville TN ... I have officially become a Tennesean LOL (but don't tell them :D ) <BR> <BR> I would add photos but the computer is being dumb so . another blog of pictures for another day.... <BR> <BR> then at the same time we purchased the house work decides it is good time to re arrange the WHOLE store and paint and move furniture etc etc... while I clean an apartment and repaint what we h... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:37:13 EST wow Since april.... This whole year has gone by so fast!!.. my father passing.. 5 k race.. new job.. keeping up with the gym... friends b-day parties... my anniversary (13 yrs) ... my oldest turning 22... trip to the white mountains with the kids .. Kevin My youngest graduation from High School.. and now we are on the brink of owning our own home again... here in Knoxville TN.... we swore we would not purchase another home till we found the area we wanted to live in... and we did... we fell in love with TN... a... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:01:59 EST Color me rad april 2014 Had such a great time as always..... so I will let the picture speak for them selves and the last pictures is my absolute favorite... it was taken right before I got in my car and colorized it lol!! <BR> <BR> <BR> and every time I do the 5ks they are getting easier to walk and dance thru... which makes me super happy .. I have come al long way and it is proven each time I do one :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:20:46 EST I got some energy and Decorated for Fall I fall cleaned and then pulled out my fall decoration since I go back to work and the gym next week... and then September always goes by fast and then next thing it is October and and I am off travelling for 2 weeks in New England .. The Adewyn tour lol.... so I just gonna enjoy them :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:43:03 EST day 4 Gaitlinburg! another fun day!! Aquarium and shopping in gaitlinburg <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:25:37 EST day 3 hike the rainbow falls <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:18:56 EST day 2 with kids movies and dinner with my transplant group <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:13:33 EST The kids last 6 days lol we been busy this is only day one lol <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:11:07 EST The kids are here!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> that was at the aiport... headed back from NC to tn stopped for lunch at Sonics then home for a swim in the pool for 2 hours.. came back they vegged.. I started the po... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:34:00 EST This is what has been happening: I posted this on My fibromyalia boards but you will get the jist!! :: <BR> <BR> I have been silently watching the boards the last few weeks.. I have had a lot on my plate.. and it continues to get fuller lol... between working 35 hours and the gym classes... the friggin rain we have had for 2 weeks that finally has kind lifted enough for relief... lol... <BR> <BR> So I finally went to the new PCP this past Monday lol.. and all I can sayis I love him! <BR> <BR> <BR> He came and introduced ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 07:27:57 EST my birthday weekend... I headed to NC To visit my friend Delia and my baby Quinn... snuck in a RPM class with Julie and had a blast.... <BR> <BR> now to lose the weight again :/ because i ate wheat products my weight went up to 170 its been 2 days and it has already gone down 2 pounds but my system has to get rid of more of the offender witch will take the rest of the week :/ unfortunately.... <BR> <BR> But what can you do.. :/ just keep on moving and eating clean again... what 3 days willl do to you :) <BR> <BR> <BR> little... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:56:38 EST Had a friend from CT visit for 3 days My long time Friend Jeff came to TN for 5 days I spent 3 days off with him .. giving him the grand tour on his vacation lol... <BR> <BR> So the first day we did gaitlinburg TN we had a blast walking around listening to bands taking pictures lol.. drinking whiskey lol...(little taste shots ) here are som pics of that day! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <im... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:49:23 EST 14 Mile Hike!! My first in years! I have to say I am feeling pretty good about myself... Hubby and I did a 14 mile hike yesterday and I am feeling better then I thought I would today! LOL.. we even went for a walk today in a botanical garden right here in Knoxville... <BR> <BR> Here are some pictures of yesterday.... and today!! <BR> <BR> Goood Morning Tennesee!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> getting on the trail at 8am <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Fri, 17 May 2013 17:06:22 EST Color Me Rad April 6th, 2013 Had such a blast i will let the pictures tel the story lol <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 15:07:52 EST wow! I was looking thru pictures yesterday and i found these three shots... can I tell you it was a nice wake up call for me.... when you push and push and push yourself and you are maintaining at 160 since October 2011.. you think you are doing anything but you are..... 2010 my highest weight ever in my life 210lbs Yep i was that.. I was always a small person even hafter having kids.. but when Fibro came and knocked me down HARD in 2008 and i could barely walk by 2009... the weight packed on.. n... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 20:39:40 EST Man I had a day and it wasnt what i thought it was gonna be... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I started off as this... :) Happy... ready to conquer the world...bring the day on! <BR> <BR> Oh man did it ever lol.... I started my day y jacking at my new job.. so what that measns as I was listening to the other person speak tot he customers as I typed in and navigated the mouse thru the nessassary screens.... then I was pulled in to get Certified to speak all the legaleze on the phone with customers because ... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:59:12 EST Fitness assessment at my new gym... and a couple of other things OK... I went in feeling a little blue today.. but ihave to say these people here in this gym are great... Mike made me laugh he was having a morning also.. o we cheered eeach other up :) <BR> <BR> then we moved on to the assessment.... i went on the treadmill. did a flexability test.. pushups and sit ups.. <BR> <BR> the description of cata gories goes <BR> needs work.... Fair.... Fit and Excellent.. <BR> <BR> Aerobic fitness i was in the fit block and only a smidge away from Exceelent (In... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:39:11 EST Met a Facebook friend So yesterday I finally met a friend i have been speaking to for over a year .. she lives and hour and half northof knoxville... so we met half way for lunch that started at 1230 lol and 4 hours later lol... yeah we had a good time.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is me done getting ready for my "date" lol <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was a beautiful day!! 45- 48 degres (which i think is nice she thought it was cold) <BR> <BR> <img s... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:45:26 EST Our hike to Abrahams Falls and ride thru Cades Cove yes last monday Hubby and I are sick in the head and took a ride thru Cades Cove which it very popular in the summer time here in TN and is told to do it in the winter... So we just moved house is all set up.. we are still ache but it is 70 degrees out so.... put on our big boy pants and do this beautiful ride with a 5 mile hike in the middle of it all.. WHY NOT! <BR> <BR> So Here are some beautiful highlights from this trip : <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 4 Feb 2013 15:06:07 EST Our new place all set up and rockin.. Been set up for over a week now and loving it.. here are some pictures of the place :) it is a 2 bed 2 and half bath townhome.. yes i have stairs in my house.. and i can tell you already there are days it is gonna be a hard.. but oh well.. <BR> <BR> masterbath <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Master bedroom <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 21:50:20 EST Today is my 2 year spark anniversary of my journey It has been a another year of triumphs and and frustrations only to lead to triumphs again... <BR> <BR> year started out me losing my job... boooo... then moving to tampa for 4 months but that was the good a nd the bad thing.... my father is dying of lung cancer (still do not understand how he is still alive he suffers so badly) but i got to know him better and he got to see someone forgive him of his past wrongs where all others but one friend have walked out out i walked back in... both a... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 07:21:19 EST Color run pictures and what i came home too last night :) First off let me say... THE COLOR RUN WAS AWESOME!!!! (composes herself) <BR> and Secondly I DID IT!!!!! IT WAS FUN!!!! and if you ever want a run walk dance 5k with NO PRESSURE this is the one to do!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I was going to run and walk it.. but when i got there I didnt feel the runnning thing.. so Ipower walked and Danced thru the color!! I still did it in 45 minutes which is pretty much on pace for me (i timed myself lol just to see) but had a blast and was glad i finished!!... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:48:53 EST My Pre Packet for the Color Run is here!!! My 1st 5k is around the corner!! I hope this works!! I just recieved this in my email!!! It is almost here 9 more days and I run my first 5k !!! (or walk and dance) LOL So freaking excited!!! I had to share I hope you all can see these documents!! <BR> I was reading them and cracking up LOL... So So So so excited i am doing this RUN... its not timed it is fun.. and its my first!! and it is a huge first!!! one of my goals is just to make it thru a 5k!! and after theall the hard training to get my lungs and legs ready for this... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 07:39:34 EST pics of the model of where we are going to live in TN.. this is what the apartment will look like with out color on the walls. the downstairs of the apartment we are getting is going to have toasted almond color in the living dining area,,, which is fine with me.. one less area i need to paint lol... and it is a neutral color so it will go with alomst everything i have i will make it work because thats how i roll.. but i want to show you guys the layout of the town home and when we move and i decorate my own i will take pics to show all of you :) ... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 18:05:33 EST some humor (just happened) This is what i have to deal with LOL.. this literaly was taken 3 minute ago.. i had to share.. he makes me laugh with his things he does and he looks like he is smiling lol <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:45:32 EST What are you thankful for? I am thankful everyday <BR> <BR> ~to have the ability to get out of bed thanks to medications that keep me going <BR> <BR> <BR> ~to have the ability to be me again (to a point) with less pain then i would be without the meds. <BR> <BR> <BR> ~ for the most understanding husband to help me when i cant move... to love me for who I am... to never crititize me when i say i just cant today.... always worried about my well being <BR> <BR> <BR> ~for my 2 beautiful children that has never know... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 09:15:28 EST October trip part 2 2012 had dinner with friends in salem but had a pit stop along the way :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> then got up had breakfast with my oldest his friend steve and my best friend since 3rd grade Anissa then had a house party in which went well and then was leaving and fel down th... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 07:10:57 EST october trip 2012 well i had a blast i saw so many people in such a short time it was crazy... <BR> <BR> first off the plane and on my way to get my youngest i made a pit stop to see my oldest at work :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> then picked up my youngest <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> then had dinner with my sister and my youngest :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 06:58:02 EST Had a physical wednesday morning It went well... i had a good long talk with the doctor about a few things and I am glad I did.... <BR> <BR> My first concern has been the pain from the rain (yes it is normal for people with joint pains to "feel" it) but i said yes and that is how it has been for the last 5 years untill recently the last 4 months i said it is getting a little more then that... so we went back and forth on what i have done what i have tryed and what we thought the solution would be.... he wanted to p my lyri... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 02:21:28 EST alrightly and here i thought i havent changed lol i was getting down on myself the other day thinking...i am heading back to Mass for 2 weeks and i feel i havent changed physically... well i have gotten stronger and i lost a couple of pounds but eh..... well i was done with my 3rd class yesterday and a woman that i see in alot of the same classes came up to me and said how wonderful i look.. that i have lost some weight these last few months.. i said maybe inchs but defiately not weight...and she was like lol i shouldnt have said weight lol.... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:01:55 EST Tennesse bird dance my husband and thebird he fell in love with .. the bird is dancing on him Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:58:57 EST Day 1 we drove 6 hours then did the Rainbow falls before we checked in to the campground :) I have to say these 4 days what you are seeing is only a tenth of the pictures we took.. I am also on facebook under Adewyn Le Blanc if you ever want to friend me and see all my pictures of all my trips lol :) <BR> <BR> I have quite the collection.. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:49:19 EST Day 2 In Tennessee (false start at Clingman dome,bird Paradise and Alum Hike) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:37:14 EST day 3 was a wedding and gaitlinburg ( i wont bore you with to many pics of this days lol) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:19:31 EST day 4 in Tennessee this hike was amazing.. all the hikes we did of the course of 4 days were all rated difficult this one here was rated training for becoming a navy seal LOL <BR> <BR> Enjoy the pictures ! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:13:52 EST 7 days and Hubby and i head to..... The SMOKEY MOUNTAINS!!!! in TN!!!! So freaking excited ..... yes that means more pictures of more hiking lol... I am sure you are all sick of my hikes by now.. but i am so fortunate to be able to hike again!! I am so proud of where i have been and how far i have come and getting stronger everyday (even with a little sick set backs) <BR> Seriously the next 7 days better go quickly lol.... hubby is on vacation now till the 23rd when we come back... we will be gone from the 19-23 5 days :) cant... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:45:02 EST Hiking in NC with Joey and Fun Depot... tomorrow.. we head to the beach but I wanted to share some pictures of us 3 having so much fun the last 3 days :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> joey on a tree... <BR> <BR> so i joined him LOL <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> almost a the top of... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:28:40 EST ooooh ooooh ooh Dont forget Joey is here for the next 7 days!!! Pictures to come!!! We are hiking wed thurs and friday if you dont see me til saturday thats why <BR> <BR> If its urgent PM me i check emails at least once a day.. we have a hotel room with wifi ..... <BR> <BR> <BR> So excited he is on the plane now be here in less then an hour <BR> <BR> <BR> He called me at 6am to tell me everything is going good lol.. and he was waiting tocross to the OTHER SIDE lol... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day !!! h... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 08:00:36 EST I got a free assesment at the gym.. :D ok .... i thought i would share this all with you... <BR> <BR> My new gym has the 2 sessions with a personal trainer free...I usually dont take gyms up on this but i wanted to see where iI am in the process of getting fit and healthy and keep going... <BR> <BR> So today was the assesment spent 40 minutes with her asking and answering questions and setting some goals for me... <BR> I told her i have a few things i can and cant do so .. my goals i told her i want a stronger core... get my ham... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:28:11 EST Super super happy.... This is the kind of stuff l live for... the day you know you you are getting stronger and stronger... I am so glad I have changed gyms! ILove my Les mills teachers and the classes are pure torture and I love it!!! you see results quickly... and oe of them was tonight... I sang the whole song that played while we PLanked on our elbows and toes..... turned to a side plank held it ..went back to the center plank.held it.... then did the other side held it and back to center and held it to the en... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:03:13 EST Frustrated but that wont stop me... Ok..i started a new gym and I love it.. i am lifting weights in Pump class and getting cardio in Attack and zumba i take about 7-9 class a week and i will be adding rpm/cycling classes in at some point...So this is whats going on....i have only been with this club 2 weeks and in 2 weeks i have gained another 5 pounds... i will be damaned if i make my tracker say 170 that is a 10 lb gain since i have been back from tampa...i have not changed my eating habits.. i am on track with all my water f... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 07:34:13 EST asheville round 2 - my special weekend trip :) <img src=""> <BR> well we headed out to Asheville NC once again to fiish up some hikes and waterfalls we wanted to do... i can say that we finished them like champs :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> we started at crabtreefalls friday <BR> 2 miles was rated as strenous.. i would have rated it as moderate (lol what does that mean ? LOL) <BR> <BR> here are some pics of the trail and... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:58:27 EST Had to share!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yep it is friday!!! and i have been dealing with alot of glum people lately...people with fibro having bad flares... people jut complaining about the little things in life...and i cant be that way.. i have fought long and hard to get to a place where I can enjoy life in all its glory weather i am having a good medical day or not...there is alwyas something to appreciate and always something to laugh about and ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 06:40:04 EST Woot woot ZUMBA!!! Ok ok ok .. i had 7 days to prepare learn and get a playlist for all ages together that was fun and exciting and said zumba with my flair lol... well let me tell you something... i change my play list 4 times lolI was freaking out because i had learn new dances each time i change a few songs... then i wasnt sure if i was really remembering them.. (thank god i take notes of all the dances i do)it is thursday morning and i am FREAKING!!! FREAKING!! So i head to my usual Erin Zumba class thursda... Fri, 11 May 2012 17:32:00 EST omg lol.. life is going nuts!! In a good way of course !!! i accepted to teach on Friday morning Zumba class... i have my "audition" next friday YAY... if they like me it will be my offical class... so over the top happy... then the same person that is giving up her clas wants me to come to a meeting with her and other woman and see what we can do with zumba outside of the gym.... So excited you can make good money outside a gym...veruses 30 a class at a gym lol.... huge difference.... so thursday night i meet with them an... Fri, 4 May 2012 13:37:49 EST Our ASheville NC trip... lots of photos! I wont bore you with commetation of this whole trip but let me just say i had so much fun! <BR> Hiked everyday for 5 hours did 6 miles at least every day.. saw so mch.. these are even the tip of how many photos we actually took.. facebook has all the alums if you want to see them i am under Adewyn Le blanc :) i will add you as a friend just tell me you are a sparker :) so anyways... i have to say this trip was so nice for a few reasons. the obvious the views.. but for me it was a personal ... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:11:57 EST My hubby is full of surprises :) So i head home April 21st.... wont get home til 5pm is and thats leaving at 5am... and thats ok.. no biggie...hubby will probably be working til 10ish so i get to go home hang around witht he birds for a bit and stretch out.... we were talking online earlier today and He is taking off tuesday the 24th to th29th (he might even take off a few more days if he can) totally surprised me that hewas taking anytime off :) and now we are going to ASheville NC the 24th to the 28th staying here <BR> ... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 20:19:23 EST it is offical I will be heading home for a bit as of april 21st.... dad is gettng way to stressed out.. he is worrying that i need to be with my family... he has lived alone for 20 yrs and now has someone here lol.. (he needs 24/7 care)but if he can bitch about it he is fine lol...Dea is so sad i am head ing back.. but knows the minute he needs serioius 24/7 care i am here... he knows that too... and he knows i amnot abandoning him... he is glad/sad that i am going back to be with my hubby for a while... h... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:30:05 EST So iwent to the gym LOL this morning for zumba.... and dumb ass (thats me) forgot to take her meds tis am ...yep i still gave it my all and couldnt wait to get home and take the damn meds....(insert alot of name calling to myself LOL)..... then i didnt stop...i cleaned the kitchen bathroom vaccuumm the house.. swept the porch... made a batch of pancakes and sloppy joes for dad....then the nurse came by.... checked his oxygen level blood pressure and listened to his lung... i cant say her face was opptimisitic... so ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:47:11 EST