BANDAID1006's SparkPeople Blog BANDAID1006's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Been a long time... and it'll be longer for me to see the results. I'm trying to beat my depression eating, and trying to eat healthier. <BR> But my body will not let me exercise. i have to meet with my dr. and see why my body dosent want me to stand, let a lone move. When i put my feet on the floor, I have sharp throbbing pains that attach my heal/ankle/sold of my foot. So gonna find out what wrong so i can get back to losing.... <BR> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 18:37:17 EST back on track been gone for a while. Have had somethings de-rail me on my quest for better health. But I'm gonna work harder and eat better. <BR> Got some Motivation last night. I watched Extrema Makeover: Weight loss. If she can do it in 365 days, I can work my way there too. I do not have access to a gym, but i have access to a 4 year old that weigh close to 40 pounds, and is hyper active, so he can help mommy by getting me moving, and being my weights. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 10:21:18 EST Basement Swimming??? I love to swim, but doing it in your basement is not recommended. Water heater had a leak, so were getting a new one. Using the shopvac to get up all the water is not a exercise, and neither is standing on your head using it. lol. Know i've burnt quite a lot of them tho. <BR> <BR> And the backyard is party ready now. It looks fantastic. And was a bunch of hard work. The first party will be worth it. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful Week!! Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:04:48 EST Little man Having a sick a child means no sleep. So tired, even tho it is just a bad virus, and the temp is gone, I still slept bad. But I can let that stop me from getting off track with the eating and the working out. So were busting it out in the back yard. And gonna have a great lo-cal dinner. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:52:53 EST Having a bad day. Woke up on the sore side today. ~ wont let that stop me from getting moving. <BR> Kiddo his a low grade fever, and tummy ache. (hoping its the back molars coming in early) <BR> Meds are messing with me. I have an appt. to see the doc and hopefully change my Zoloft to something that can work. I hate feeling so depressed, and anxious, Knowing that the feeling has no real reason to be there. Living with this is so hard. But were working on it, and gonna get a handle on it, and get me better. ... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:49:16 EST Getting the body going I have been doing the Biggest Loser for the X-box Knect, and It's been working me out good. I enjoy feeling stronger after the workout, and hashing it out over a relaxing shower. Today I did my normal 30 min Circuit training on moderate and Only Burned 145 cal. and I needed more. So I was Bumming and i decided to do some BLK yoga. only 30 mins on light, and it whooped me good. Got 155 more cals. Feeling better about myself, because i did it all, and did not complain. So I'm getting my hopes u... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:33:28 EST Biggest Loser Man They Kicked my butt!! got the X-box Kenect thingy, and they worked me good. Thinking that if i can keep up with it, that I will Reach my Goals. It sure was a whole lot of funny having my mother laugh at me while I yelled at the game (if you can call it that). Trying to get my heart on board, instead of trying to beat outta my chest (just from the inactivity). <BR> Hope that all the Fathers out there had a good fathers day. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:56:21 EST D-Day turing 24 Wish that i could write something profound... but i got nothing. lol <BR> <BR> Having a good day, and that's saying something. In the past ( past 5 years) Birthday's are days to dread. Did a walk to day longer than normal, and have fun. Sister and her man come over, and gonna have a great dinner. And they brought over CAKE!! gonna have a small piece. <em>475</em> <em>410</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 16:54:32 EST been a while. Went to the ultrasound people, and got that done. The Tech said that "everything looks ok, unofficially. " Still waiting to hear from the Dr. I have the scope on June 11th. We don't know if it is IBS or something else. <BR> <BR> Got a little side tracked on the fitness side of things. The past weekend was real adventurous, Being that i was a pirate all weekend. Doing Renaissance faires, you really dont eat well, and your walking, walking, walking. So getting back on track, trying to lose t... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 09:17:39 EST Health I the beginning... that is where we are now. Looking at all the tests with open eyes. I have to get an ultrasound, and a Scope. And were gonna figure this all out. Back at square one, excited. <BR> <BR> Keeping up with the walks. trying to get past my goals. I think that i set them to small. That i should be walking 5 times a week. Keeping it a 3 times until after the faire i have to work. Then i'll up it, and get moving even more. Fri, 18 May 2012 09:25:29 EST Going to the Dr. Time to find out what is going on inside. Hoping that there are some answers. Gonna have to have more tests, but hoping that they will shed some light. Thu, 17 May 2012 11:22:04 EST Hair cut not for me yet, that's my reward for losing 30 pounds. But for my son. He has a Mohawk, And the sides were getting outta control (because his hair is curly) So I figured i save some cash and do it my self. The clippers i used, the guard is broke. So he's down to a nothing on the sides, with curly hawk. Its cool, and the kid loves it, so everyone is happy. Just gotta remember the sunscreen. I'll post a pic if i can get it up. <BR> <BR> In other news I've gone on a mile walk everyday this wee... Tue, 15 May 2012 11:11:39 EST Long weekend Had some good times this weekend. Made the pineapple angel food cake, it was fantastic!! got in some extra walking. Hope your mom's day was good. Mon, 14 May 2012 12:09:31 EST ranting Trying to celebrate mothers day with my family, and now I have to go to a wedding reception. If I had some notice it wouldn't be an issue. So much for our plans. I hate that on that side of the family they expect me to drop what I'm doing to go and see people that wont even talk to me. At least make an effort to include me, if you wanna see me my kid. Ok done ranting. Sat, 12 May 2012 11:17:46 EST Longer than the last. That's right yesterdays walk was longer than the last. had to go another block and a half to get some sand paper. And I made it. Getting there, one step at a time. It feels good to be able to get moving. Fri, 11 May 2012 09:40:50 EST Results... My thyroid is fine. Which is good. My iron is low, and i could take a pill for that, except that will make the IBS worse. And i'm slightly anemic. need to do more tests to figure out why. <BR> I'm also getting a second opinion, Because there are some tests to do before we do the scope. Ultra sound, and Ct scan. Hoping that we can figure out what's going on. Thu, 10 May 2012 11:45:37 EST shopping Time to go food shopping, not my favorite thing, but i'm betting it can count as a good walk. <BR> Calling for my results today. hoping there in. Wed, 9 May 2012 09:23:28 EST playing the waiting game. Waiting on the Scope Dr. to call me and set up the scope. Not excited for the scope, but for the answers. Knowing that I will get the answers i need, weather they see anything or not. <BR> <BR> Today its nice enough to go for the walk. yesterday it was raining, and kiddo and mother didnt wanna go out, me either. But today we get to go and walk. And Eli will be riding his bike, so i'll be a quicker walk than i'm used to. <em>186</em> Tue, 8 May 2012 10:19:22 EST New Goal's #1: Walk 3 miles each week. The dr. (the new one) told me to get up and get going. I think/hope that it will be more like 6-10 miles. Seeing as my mother plans to get me out for 2 walks each sunny day, one with the kiddo (so slower) and one just us (faster). Our normal walks are a mile each. Well add more as we go. the map thingy form sparks is really cool. <em>182</em> <BR> <BR> #2: Slowly get rid of caffeine. I don't have a lot in the diet, but they are really just empty calories. And c... Mon, 7 May 2012 13:13:23 EST Crafty kind of day heading out to hobby lobby. Glad i don't have any cash to spend, because it'd be gone. Too easy to go over board there. lol. Sat, 5 May 2012 10:19:20 EST Update Potassium Is 4.6. That is right were it belongs. The Symptoms that I had were just anxiety. But I got me the scope. I don't know when but, they are gonna call me. I'm excited to get things figured out. We are testing my thyroid, Iron, and got a CBC done. Going to Counseling, and got anti-anxiety meds. Hoping that in 6 ish weeks everything will be A-OK!! Fri, 4 May 2012 17:23:36 EST Kinda confused... I had 3 Doctors in the ER tell me to get a scope. The Dr. I saw yesterday does NOT think it is needed. She actually said "if it looks like a duck, and it sounds like a duck..." So now were treating my case like IBS. I have some meds that will help with it, but I'm afraid that it will just mask the symptoms of something else. When it came time to talk about my knees (they sound like the crew form Rice Krispy's lives there) She said " Can it wait until next time?" I thought that I'd go back in,... Fri, 4 May 2012 10:16:40 EST Baby steps Managed to kept the shorts on all day. Although to be honest its hard to change when your not at home. And that is a success anyways. Gonna FINALLY get to see the Doc. hoping that i can get some answers. And We start anger management classes tonight. Got a busy Thursday. :) <BR> Have a good one guys. Thu, 3 May 2012 09:32:44 EST Shorts?? For the first time i can remember i am donning a pair of shorts. It's kinds crazy. Hoping that i can feel confidante enough to have them on all day. ( Confidante is not my strong suit.) Doctors tomorrow, finally. hoping for answers. Wed, 2 May 2012 11:27:43 EST no Doctor Today they cancelled on me again. But the good news is that i do get to see one on Thursday. hopefully there will be some answers. Tue, 1 May 2012 17:29:34 EST Sunburn?? Not really but that is what my neck feels like after the tattoo. Didn't hurt as bad as i thought. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The shading hurt the worst. And all the little dots. But it was so much fun. And well worth doing, to remind me that like a dandy, I'm changing and growing, and trying to make it (silly weed). <BR> <BR> SN: Lost 3.5 lbs, with diet alone. Can't wait until i start to exercise and see what that # will be. :) Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:47:38 EST Excited Going to get my first tattoo. Its a dandelion, in the fussy stage but there are Musical notes coming off it. the Dandelion for change, and Music is a huge part of my life. Super excited, and kinda scared. But i figure if I've had a kid i can handle this pain. If i can find out how to make the images smaller I'll try to post them. <img src=""> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:17:51 EST Really trying to boost my self confidence New hair color: Check <em>204</em> <BR> New Attitude: Check <em>345</em> <BR> Feeling better about myself that I have in years: Priceless <BR> <BR> Why is it that just a small change in your appearance makes you feel so better? Excited to get working out. <em>331</em> Getting this body moving. Making me into the person I wanna be. So I can be healthy. <BR> Thanks you Kelly Clarkson for your song "Stronger" its what I wanna be. <em>212</em> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 12:29:01 EST Finally some Sleep So after yesterday i thought i would not get any sleep again. I managed a megar 8 hours. ;) Hylands is a homeopathic brand. They make a Cough and Cold, and it really works. The boy cough-ed once and no more snotty nose. I'm super excited that there is something i can give him before he turns four. <BR> <BR> In other news, My Very best friend had heart surgery (@24). And they think they fixed everything that is wrong. So excited because now she can spend all ehr time playing with her new bab... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:55:00 EST No Sleep Last night my son turned into a Seal. He has a barking cough. So i went to the Dr. they said that there is nothing i can do to help him feel better. Just let it run its course. At least i know it's not anything bad. <BR> While i was at the Dr. i did find out the my referral is going through today to the Dr. The Wonderful Referral lady is gonna PERSONALLY hand my file to the Dr. so I should know what is what really soon. <BR> And i have been moving more. jsut walking, but more than was norma... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:08:36 EST Getting it together Yesterday i went for a walk. Not to long, and with our fatty doggie. ( figured she could use it) But the time i got done, my knee hurt. one more thing to talk to the Dr. about. gonna call today and figure out why everything is messed up. Cant wait to find out. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:23:49 EST Another day Another Doller Having a tough time making the healthy choices that i need too, because my health is in the toilet. But Working towards eating right, because idk (until i see the Dr.) how much exercising is too much) I'll just stick to walking. That i am good at. Yesterday i logged over 9,000 steps, getting closer to that 10,000. Cant wait to find out when i can push it. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:51:32 EST Hospital I really hate em. I was having tummy cramps and they were not normal. We went to the ER. Did blood tests. Not appendicitis, not gallbladder. Just a tummy bug. Said tummy bug killed off my potassium levels. So they had to keep me over night, to monitor my heart. All is well now, but it was super scary. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:38:50 EST Long day... Have a bunch of thing to do today. New Beds in the Bedroom. Getting things into their spots. Gonna be a long day. Elijah is already trying to help, I have to find age appropriate things for him to do. Going to have a good Calorie day, and going to get moving. <BR> <BR> <BR> VICTORY!!! My sisters shorts that have never fit me, FIT!!! I can even zip and button them. So excited!!! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:51:58 EST Day 1 How many times have I started off with " day 1" only to stop 5-10 days in. I know i need to do this, but its hard to not have the comfort of food, especially when we're gong through a tough time with moving out. but now there is no excuse to not be healthy. I have a wonderful support team, and I Know that the only stopping me, is me. <BR> <BR> After dinner update: Went over my calories today. Need to work on the whole "comfort food" thing. But i did put everything on my tracker. Now to just... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:41:36 EST