CRYS01's SparkPeople Blog CRYS01's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community March 28 Been a few days hasn't it? Whoops. Not much to report on the home front. I ummmmm. OH I BROKE MY KINDLE YESTERDAY! Tragic tragic day. No more fan fiction reading before bed, but at least I still go my books. Something I can NEVER in a million years actually get rid of. Gonna have to replace the thing at some point when I can afford it. <BR> <BR> Lets seeeee hmmm pickles pickles pickles... Nope not much else to think of.. I hurt my back a few days ago during that snow storm we had, shoveled t... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:42:17 EST March 19 OMG update, ummmmm.... hmmmm huh, lets see.. Doodeedooo errrr... <BR> <BR> Oh I got blood drawn yesterday, that was fun... I guess see my doc thursday again. I bred a rainbow dragon on my smartphone, I think it's rainbow. it's shell is anyway hasn't hatched yet.. Seriously smartphones are really fun, why did it take me so long to get one?! but I think I almost ran out my monthly 3G time, I need to ask how that works. If they start charging me after, or if I just go down to basic stuff or w... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:36:11 EST March 13 So I'm pretty much back to myself, sans the having to pee every freaking five seconds thanks to my silly diuretic or whatever pills!!! Ok not really every five SECONDs and probably TMI but I told you anyway! <BR> <BR> My brain is less fuzzy and I guess I'm adapting to everything ok. Need to clean my house though its getting pretty messy with me lounging on the couch all day going "I don't want to move or I might fall over!" <BR> <BR> ummmm.... thats it! cause wow I actually don't have anyth... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:51:08 EST march 9 So, snowing again... Oye <BR> <BR> Been awhile since my last update, been kinda out of it. between the muscle relaxers and the change in meds my heads been a bit off and weird so.. <BR> <BR> Not much to report thats about it. I uuuhhh.. Oh I got a new coffee maker. Single mug kind with a stainless steel mug.. So hey look no glass pot to shatter this time! I have like 4 or 5 coffee makers all without pots. I decided to get a smaller one that was harder to break. Hopefully harder to break! ... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 23:04:56 EST March 4 HAHA! Thought I was disappearing again huh, like I usually do after a couple updates saying I'm not going to! You know you thought it don't lie! :P <BR> <BR> Nah just didn't have anything to say yesterday, don't really today either but oh well I updated. <BR> <BR> and it's snowing again! Big fat flakes that are sticking to everything. Just glad I got out and got my coffee for the day right before it had started. <BR> <BR> Oh tragic day, the place I ordered my favorite wig, black and blue,... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:33:52 EST March 2 Chrys found their sharpies and goes crazy. So yeah, I found my sharpie markers! Well teh green and black.. and I did this to my fridge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am such a dork! But hey maybe it will stop me from opening that fridge too often every day! <BR> <BR> That... is about all.. A friend of mine talked me into playing something called LINE PLAY on my smart phone LOL I am having way to much fun with that thing. <BR> <BR> Short update <BR> <BR> TTFN!!!!! <em>... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 17:53:03 EST March 1 Ok so first things first.... I typed in Feb 29 for the title and then went "NOW WAAAIIIIT A MINUTE!" <BR> Just so used to going up to 30 at least DERP! Anyway fixed and fixed! <BR> <BR> Second OH MY!! My doctor DOCTOR NOT A NURSE! called me yesterday. I have never had a doc call me, usually he hands it off to a nurse or a receptionist. Anyway, doc calls me and he's like "Yeah this is Doctor Kortsch." And I was like "THIS IS IT THIS IS THE CALL I'M DIEING AND THE DOC CALLED ME TO TELL ME HIMS... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:58:03 EST Feb 28 So I saw the doc again, he took my Blood pressure again and my BP is still up so not only do I stay on the double dose of amlodapine however the hell you spell that, hes putting me on something ELSE TOO! TWO blasted BP pills. and giving me some low dose bi-polar med for my fibro flare-ups. <BR> <BR> But I am 8 lbs less then I was on the 5th of February so... theres a plus. keep losing and maybe he will take me off the pills again.. cross your fingers! <BR> <BR> Does anyone else wonder abo... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:26:30 EST Feb 27 So sunlight finally! I would say we got about 5-6 inches piled up at any given time, it's melting fast so hard to say exactly since i didn't go out at all yesterday lol.. <BR> <BR> So I reset my goals (again *sigh) And im going to start tracking...again.. Let's hope for once i actually STICK to it lol. Funny though when I reset this time, it didn't have me redo the fast break goals and all that. hmm. <BR> <BR> My WII is getting alot more use now, although it still complaining from time to t... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:58:03 EST Feb 24th SNOW SNOW EVERYWHERE! SOO MUCH SNOW!!! <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Err that's all I had to say really. any other update would be pretty boring, lack of caffine, my WII lecturing me on holding still during the body check. Trying to figure out why I'm freezing... in between drinks from a frozen smoothie I made... .. <em>100</em> Yeah don't ask about that last one, took me almost five minutes to go OMG DUH on that o... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:01:52 EST Feb 22 Mostly out of hiding now. after a very odd week or two of few.. Last week my kitchen flooded, that was an interesting little bit of fun. Turned off the water under my sink but low and behold it wasn't MY water! The plumbing in this place is weird. I share drainage lines with the neighbors and the lines got backed up! Every time our lines get backed up I get THEIR water EEEWWW. This time it was dishes and laundry. I had to tell them to stop using water till it was fixed luckily they weren'... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:04:43 EST Feb 19 I've been hiding I know... <BR> <BR> I still am.. <BR> <BR> Ssshhhh. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:26:57 EST Feb 8 ok so yeah, day 1 of the cabbage soup thing. I decided yesterday I wanted to finish off the tofu in my fridge since i really hate wasting that stuff. So cabbage soup for breakfast and grapes YUM! And again for lunch! with an apple maybe! <BR> <BR> And really bad coffee from Sev's. at least it was fresh, they were out of dark roast so I kinda said "I will wait!" She wasn't too happy about it but :P her. Their containers say "if we are out of your favorite we will make it for you!" and they ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:17:43 EST Feb 7 So first snag in the whole cabbage soup diet thing, I forgot I don't have a big pot anymore, so I will have to cook stuff every morning. >_> I guess it gives me something to do each morning after walking to 7-11 for crappy coffee. Morning freeze your butt off walk, and chopping veggies. An interesting way to start a morning lol. <BR> <BR> My neighbors are going to hate me, my place giving off cabbage smell every morning *gigglesnort* Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:26:11 EST Feb 6 Fruits and veggies are stupidly expensive.. UGH! <BR> <BR> Is coffee a no no while doing a cabbage soup diet? Yeah I'mma do that starting tomorrow :P so when I start getting cranky in a couple days I will let you know :P <BR> <BR> Also I hurt my toe. <BR> <BR> well that is all that happened today. >_> A good reminder why I don't blog often! Wed, 6 Feb 2013 20:02:52 EST Feb 5 So back from the doc and he wants me to start doubling up on my blood pressure meds, and then he sent a new scrip to my pharmacy for double dosage next time I refill. So guess who REALLY SERIOUSLY needs to start losing weight and getting SUPER SUPER SERIOUS at this thing? <BR> <BR> UGH UGH UGH. and he said my shoulder could take months to heal depending on how much rest it gets. its not JUST rotator cuff like the urgent care doc said its also like... something and something and... it had ... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 13:31:18 EST Feb 4 I have more or less won the war with the Smartphone. It was BRUTAL but as usual I am master of my electronics! <BR> <BR> Doc appt tomorrow for a followup on my arm. They said it was a rotary cuff thing, its not getting much better so I may have to start therapy for it. That's going to suck. <BR> <BR> I am banging my head against the wall about my laptop. I miss it sooo much I haven't written anything since it exploded. I never realized how much I depended on comfy when I wrote!!! <BR> <BR... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:45:25 EST Feb 2 Still here, just been insanely quiet lately, sorry. Been trying to get myself on track, and get everything under control financial wise and other things. Will try to show up and update more often lol. Just terrible at that.. <BR> <BR> OH I got a new phone and changed carriers. My first ever smartphone. I am currently in the WAR OF WITS with it SMARTPHONE VS CHRYS.... It's ahead because I had to call tech support to figure out something that was pathetically easy to figure out. I lost the... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:59:14 EST New years eve 2012 The year is over, I treated it about as well as it treated me. But 2013 is my year. We are going to have a great time together, me and 2013. <BR> <BR> Ok thats it just thought I would share that. <BR> <BR> MY YEAR! <em>104</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 04:34:13 EST Dec, 29. Slightly weird and possibly creepy update :P I have had a laptop for a few years, I named him Beasty because he is well, a beast. Big laptop. Anyway last night while I was sitting in bed researching muteness for a character in a fanfiction (yes I actually research things for accuracy) I heard a pop, and a puff of smoke followed by my laptop blinking out and a room full of burnt plastic smell. I thought my smoke alarms were going to go off, I mean LITERALLY! Kinda scared the goofy out of me, I mean laptop going POP on a bed full of blank... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 06:36:25 EST So tired..... So very tired of people in my life telling me how easy my life is. How awesome it is that I get to sit at home all day doing nothing. "Oh so you're in a little pain huh? Touch of anxiety when you go out? Stop being a baby you have it made! You shouldn't have real money troubles, or any troubles! You get to sit on your fat ass all day on the governments dime! Stop being a baby!" <BR> <BR> And people wonder why I prefer the people here on the internet. <BR> <BR> Yeah that's how I got to sp... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 14:30:15 EST December 18 So I guess today I started, without meaning to or even thinking about it, an "abstinence' thing. I guess. Is the word they use in overeaters anon and what not when you don't overeat and don't binge. So today was a successful day 1. I didn't actually think about it till a bit ago when I thought "Hey I didn't eat too much today not even when I did eat I didn't have seconds! AWESOME!" Then decided maybe I should count the days. <BR> <BR> Day 1 CHECK <BR> <BR> Although I didn't get to exercise... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:38:18 EST Totally random on Dec 17th Four stars my first try on expert rhythm boxing on WII fit plus! <BR> <BR> Yeah I totally had to share that because it's the first time I went for the 10 minute (It lies it's really 13!) boxing level. usually I just stick with 6 minutes but hey it was fun! And it's faster I like it! <BR> <BR> I wish they had expert level on kung fu :( That would make the Wii epic! <BR> <BR> Ok back to guild wars 2! Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:44:35 EST Dec 6 So I googled pilates today and .... well..... OUCH!!! Ok the images I got belong in cirque du soleil not my living room! And I thought Yoga was a pain in the lower back and shoulders!!!! Holy crud! Yeah never knew what pilates ACTUALLY was, i just knew it was some kinda yoga type thing or something. <BR> <BR> Think I will just stick with my WII rhythm kung fu and boxing lol. Eventually I want to get an excercise game for my kinect, I had Your shape but I swear my house ate it, jewel cas... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:05:56 EST December 1 So the start of a new month and new goals. I don't blog as much as I should, I know, I just can't seem to keep on top of it. Kind of annoys me that I don't but I guess it's just the way I am, never on top of things LOL... <BR> <BR> This month I plan to lose 10-15 lbs this month, more veggies, less crap. And to stay above 0 on my bank account for the first month in ..... too many.So I can start the new year off right. 2012 was not the best year of mine, but I plan to start early on 2013. O... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:43:29 EST Nov 20 and Guild Wars 2 So I had a world class birthday tantrum followed by the second crappiest day of my 33rd year. and my sisser bought me GUILD WARS 2. <BR> <BR> That is about all that has happened in the last couple days. I am feeling much better, my knee is killer but such is life. My friend Deb bought me a brace for it, It actually helps. <BR> <BR> I really like Guild Wars 2, it is a really fun game. AND oh wow people are NICE IN THAT GAME! O_O so awesome. Anyone else play? <BR> <BR> Anyway that is my u... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:29:43 EST nov 16 So had a bit of a breakdown, but I managed well enough, my friend Deb let me come over yesterday and spend a night or two with her. Just got so frustrated with the whole can't walk for very long, can't stay on my feet very long or my knee starts bothering me really badly. Gets frustrating trying to keep up with everything andnot being able to. I still do the counter push-ups. and I think I am doing crunchies wrong, I use my legs as well as my tummy to do them, doesn't help with the leg/knee ... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:30:13 EST nov 11 So another day another... day. I added counter push-ups and crunches to my daily thing. I can only do 20 crunchies at a time though cause I am soo very out of shape! I will get better though! And I think I am going to make myself tired of Brussle sprouts (I doubt that can actually happen). But I am doing good on actually eating things that are green by nature instead of things that are colored green with food dyes. <BR> <BR> My knee still hurts but I think it might be getting a little b... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:20:59 EST Nov 8 So been hold up the last several days, hanging on the couch and what not. Ended up going to the doc today for a meds refill and to check out my knee, which I totally blame for my lazyness!!! Turns out I have nice strong ligaments and swelling under my err patella? do to some sort of arthritis. Minor he said, I think, I got stuck on the word arthritis along with the oh so lovely phrase "It will get better, just stay off it, think about getting a brace, ice it, but expect it to flare up occa... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 00:07:01 EST Nov 2 So another month another set of goals. Which I never actually got on paper but that's ok I will make it up as I go.. Going to try and eat more veggies because I seriously am lacking in the greens department. fruits too. I have to eat cheap this month but hopefully next month I can start teaching myself how to cook the good stuff rather then what comes out of a box ya know? And I have to save 20 of so bucks for some drinks mid Nov because I always drink on my b-day! :P I'm down 6 lbs, and b... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 13:22:41 EST Happy Halloween To everyone. I hope you all have a great day and not too much chocolate! <BR> <BR> I'm going to sit home and watch the kids play outside in their costumes. It amuses me to watch kitties and pirates play catch. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:09:38 EST Oct 22 So its been a few days since my last update, been burying myself in trying to write and clean my house. I swear the more i try to organize all my crap the messier my place gets!! Still using my WII omg I swear I'm on a roll (again) Lets just hope this time I don't fall victim to myself again. When I lose it I want to keep it lost this time! No YO-YO Crys! Your Yo-Yo is broken! .... Figuratively and literally (I actually found my old butterfly yo-yo but the string broke). My Kinect has been ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:11:39 EST Oct 18 Another update for.. some odd reason...hrrmm... lost a pound finally so there's that. Got my Halloween wigs, two of them. I buy new ones every year, this year I bought actual hair colors instead of bright red and blue or stark white, that kinda thing. Bronze blonde I think it was called, and Blonde- blonde. Rearranging my house ... again... I need to stop doing that. That's about it for the day I spose. Been fighting a headache for a few days, no IBproferin I can't ever spell that right, til... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 01:46:00 EST Oct 16 So I didn't get to the WII today..BUT I did play a few demos on the Kinect so I think it's a semi fair trade off.. FYI My inner child told me that if I don't get Fruit Ninja's someday it will slap the back of my eyeballs every morning until I do. I haven't used my kinect since i got it, damn shame that. If the games weren't always so darn expensive! Hate always being broke and in debt. <BR> <BR> And I think Forza car handling is terrible. So umm.... Not much to tell about the last couple... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:48:46 EST Oct 14 Still chugging away! Slow and steady won the race I guess right? I think my Wii board needs a new sense of humor though. He told me I should take a warm bath at nights. And no, in case I was wondering HE DOES NOT BATHE. It would be bad for his circuits. Biggest eyeroll of the day for me. NO you silly hunk of plastic, I did not wonder if you took a bath, I would actually be kind of creeped out if you did! I mean who wants a WII board walking around the house on it's own? CREEEPYYYY! <BR> <BR... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 21:00:59 EST Oct 12 So pains a little less today, yay, hate really bad flare ups. Didn't even do my body test yesterday I was just... dead in the water. Although go fig I hurt my shoulder today doing rhythm boxing on the Wii LOL! I can never win! *sigh* it's minor though so no real harm done, I will just ice it and it will be ready for Wii kung fu tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Ummmmm..... ...... wow nothing to talk about today! Can you believe it. <BR> <BR> ummmmm....... yeah ok really nothing to talk about except my ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:51:14 EST oct 11 .. ouch pain.. lots of pain.... some dizzy I think I can't tell... will do body test on wii then curl up and whine the rest of the day. maybe the next few days... oouuuch. <BR> <BR> tiny bad update today, sorry. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:15:20 EST Oct 9 So I got super lazy yesterday, did some laundry, a bit of house cleaning and then just blaaarrged on the couch the rest of the day. But I was back up and doing things today yay. My virtual trainer came back today, random. and the virtual wii board told me "If you were a dog you would be a patient golden retriever!" Because i haven't changed my silly yoga plan in awhile. I yelled at it I said "NO! I'm a big mean looking cuddly bear chow!" But I don't think he heard me. .. <BR> <BR> Yeah I ... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:07:50 EST Oct 7 Tired today. *yawn* I did do my wii though so yay! My virtual trainer apparently took a day off, so I had to use the guy. He said I had impressive balance. I thought I was going to fall on my head but hey the virtu-people never lie right? <BR> <BR> SO I am beginning to wonder how much longer I can keep the every day blog thing up. I mean as interesting as Virtual trainers and how many times a day I stub my toe is (( lets not lie, its never interesting))) :P Eventually I might not have anyth... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 19:56:49 EST Oct 6 So, like what six? seven? days in a row holy cowdogs. So I did the wii again, yay and my yoga trainer said "You have great balance!" instead of "Your a little bit shakey" at the end of hte session so yeah dorky me starts grinning like a ... well dork! I didn't wobble so much while sticking my toosh up in the air! lol <BR> <BR> Now that i have given you that lovely image, I shall go steam me some green beans for dinner! <BR> <BR> And I am now wearing a hoodie around my house all day, becau... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:56:40 EST oct 5, morning! THERE IS WHITE STUFF ALL OVER THE GROUND OUTSIDE! It's only oct 5, it's early this year! Not THAT early but still early! <BR> <BR> BRRRRRR *crawls back under her blankies* Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:06:19 EST OCt 4 BRRRRR Ok now I know why people told me to grow out my hair for the winter.. I re-shaved my hair last night, and now I'm wearing a hoodie because MY HEAD IS COLD! The temp dropped quite a bit today, it was 80s yesterday, today it hit like 45 high or something!!!! <BR> <BR> Ummm, nothing else new. No spider smooshing Zucchinis today. <BR> <BR> Oh the maintenance guy came and replaced the shade in my room today... The shade that they were suppose to replace when I first moved in because it was br... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:51:57 EST oct 3. I did my wii a bit late, but I got extra walks in today so that I think helps. <BR> <BR> I did bad and ate a donut. I went to the corner store for orange juice and the lady offered a free doughnut. Now normally I would say no but I have NEVER once had a krispy kream so I had to try it once. I know lame excuse but so much hype right? .. I was unimpressed and kinda annoyed I said yes to it. But hey t least I know why I never spent my money on the hype! <BR> <BR> Ok random update I know but i ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 17:45:45 EST oct 2 So still over at my friends house, waiting for her to return home from work. I am playing guard dog since I was over here to help her with her front door and it is currently outside drying. I taught her a... well I don't want to say BETTER but a .... more efficient way of painting then she was doing it, and taught her how to clean her brushes so she doesn't have to toss them after she uses them.. which apparently (I didn't know) SHE DOES! Uses them once and then tosses them!!! I was like WOW... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 19:32:26 EST Oct 1 It's almost All Hallows Eve! YAY! <BR> <BR> So today I ate some stuff (not a ton of stuff and not all bad!), drank a lot of water, and I actually did the wii for 3 whole days in a row! I am terrible at actually not skipping days between days. LOL. And now I am staying at a friends house to help her with some work tomorrow and will kind of be forced to skip a day! O_O LOL I don't know whether to call this irony or just bad luck. Trying to get her to think about trying out the wii fit plus ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:04:46 EST Sept 30 So I started doing Yoga moves and I have a serious balance problem because I can't stop giggling at myself. <BR> <BR> Missed a chance to finally meet my sisters second daughter who is already 16 months. Mom invited me to the circus and I couldn't even see straight I was so dizzy. Climbing the colosseum was not an option. <BR> <BR> I totally didn't get to buy a new game this month, but next month is a new month! <BR> <BR> My blogs are always so informative aren't they :P Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:45:04 EST Sept 15 Still here, still kicking, still banging my head against my desk. Been quiet for awhile sorry about that, lots of crap going on and lots of me not wanting to talk to people <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Hair growing back makes for interesting battles, my hair is now long enough to go from the tip of my finger to the first knuckle. It grew out pretty fast I think it's slowing down now. But it is being overly stubborn and it sticks out in like 500 directions at once! <BR> <BR> Now if I can get m... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 20:09:00 EST August 21 So I have decided that I am going to do goals every month... again... One of these days I'm so going to stick to these things. <BR> <BR> September goals. <BR> <BR> 1. Use the WII for like 20-30 min a day for a week or so then step it up gradually to an hour by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> 2. find something in the house to clean up for 20-30 minutes a day. I am sure i can find something lol.. things always need cleaning. <BR> <BR> 3. write at least 1,000 words a day <BR> <BR> 4. make... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 03:02:29 EST You know why I hate RL friends sometimes? Because I swear they are the only people I know that after a decade or more they STILL don't get the whole "Don't call me before noon because I might be sleeping." Or the "If I tell you you can come over at a specific hour in the morning DON'T CALL ME 2 HOURS BEFORE I HAVE TO WAKE UP!" Because wow sometimes falling asleep during high pain days can be extremely difficult and when you FINALLY DO get to sleep you don't want some (beep) waking you up! <BR> <BR> Yeah finally fell asleep at like... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:56:37 EST WOOHOO! The bank has seen reason even if paypal would not! They reversed the fees and I am like a whopping 3 dollars over zero again! YAY! Good thing I don't actually need to buy anything till next month *snort* <BR> <BR> and now I am going to bed.! <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:07:19 EST