BECKYANNE1's SparkPeople Blog BECKYANNE1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A New Year! 2012 has been quite a year. I reached my ultimate goal weight. I am also now a Breast Cancer Survivor. I've completed 3 5k's and had reconstruction surgery along with a tummy tuck and hernia repair and abdominal wall rebuild. Each time I hit that brick wall, I came back stronger. I've had so much support and love along the way. I wouldn't have been able to do it without everyone's support both here and at home. <BR> <BR> Now it's a New Year and it's time to move forward. This time I... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 16:27:21 EST End of January Despite medical issues, I think this has been one of the best January's I've ever had. I reached my goal weight, the weather has been fantastic. I was able to walk the lakes. I've continued to watch what I eat and have started running on the treadmill. Now it's time to move to February and make it one of the best February's yet! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:24:51 EST Goal Met! Ok, so today I got on the scale like I do every morning and I had to get off and get on again! 180 lbs! So why am I not jumping for joy? Last week I went down to 185 then climbed back up to 186 and I sat there. I couldn't lose an ounce. Then this past Tues. I was scheduled for a surgical procedure. Got on the scale, and I was down a lb. Ok fine. I hadn't had much to eat the day before because of nerves and then I had to stop eating at a certain time. Well, I've been only able to do ... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 09:56:02 EST Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! I am so blessed to have a loving and supportive family. Sun, 25 Dec 2011 10:26:12 EST Great news from the Dr. Today I had my Heart Cath. done. I also had some blood work done to check my cholestral and glucose. First the Cardiologist came in and told me he had great news. My cholestral was normal. It still could go lower, but it's still in the normal range. My glucose was also normal. Plus my weight was down another 8 lbs. Not sure if that was because of the different scales, but I'm going with their number. Then he did my Heart Cath. and my arteries are perfect. There is no calcium build up... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 18:56:24 EST I went to the Dr. I saw the Cardiologist yesterday. The good news is I lost 11 lbs since the last time I was at the clinic. Also my EKG was ok. The problem is when my heart is stressed the blood doesn't pump right. I had 3 options and I chose to have a Heart Cath. I want to know for sure what's going on if anything. The Dr. was so nice and so supportive. He praised all of the hard work I've been doing over and over again. That made me feel so good. I always feels things happen for a reason and I think... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 08:56:40 EST A reality check I was scheduled to have hernia surgery on Friday. I had an EKG and blood work done at my appt. They didn't see any problems. That is until I got a call from the radiology dept. telling me that there were a couple absnormalities on my EKG. Oh great. I just felt sick. So now on Thurs. I'm going in for a Stress Test and I've postponed my surgery until I find out the results of the test. Talk about a eye opener. I knew I was out of shape and unhealthy, but I figured that since I've been r... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 15:03:39 EST Had a great day! I finally got out walking yesterday. I took Lola in the morning and Abbey in the evening. The evening walk was much cooler. I had alot of energy yesterday and because of my schedule, I couldn't take a nap which made for a better nights sleep last night. I've been so off with my sleep schedule so I'm so tired during the day. I end up taking a nap which screws up the evening again. I've been doing great with my eating so the exercise really helped. Fri, 25 Jun 2010 08:42:03 EST I'm trying I've been pretty good the last couple of days with my eating. I just have to think about everything I put in my mouth and why I want to eat it. I haven't snacked on bad things. I still need to make that move to get back to walking. I cleaned the house yesterday so I was kept busy and did go up and down the stairs quite a bit. I need to make some progress here. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 08:44:14 EST I need to get motivated The party is over and life has settled down yet I'm not out walking like I thought. I don't know what is wrong with me. I see a surgeon on Wed. about my hernia. I've gone to this Dr. before and he's the nicest person. He'll again tell me that I need to lose weight and exercise. This will be the 3rd time. I need to get motivated. I bought the healthy veggies and fruit yesterday. Now to get off of my butt and move! Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:12:37 EST Why is it so hard I've been on vacation this week and I have been eating all of the wrong things. Granted the weather has been gloomy and rainy, but it's like I feel like I can't control it. My mind thinks of food. I finally got out and walked yesterday, but I need to really get moving. It's already March and before you know it, the summer will be here and I'll still be the same size. You would think that being obese, having high blood pressure and high cholestrol would be enough to say enough, but it's n... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 08:11:23 EST