DOCHAS79's SparkPeople Blog DOCHAS79's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Just checking in. :P It's me I'm back. But you know me I never consistent. New thing's since I've been gone. Well my daughter finally moved out after a year. Had five extra people living here for year. Stress was unbelievable. No one including her could get along with her boyfriend who was living here. My doctors repeatedly told me to get him out of our house my health was suffering because of him. But it's over with now time to try and get back to my life. My thyroid levels are still not where they should be so ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:49:31 EST Starting Over Been gone long time due to Illness. Really need some motivation to get started again. Had to have my Thyroid killed due to Grave's Disease. Trying to get my medicine regulated all since about beginning of last year. Been very hard year. Had several deaths in family and kids moving back in our home with there kids all of this together has been very overwhelming to say the least. Doctor says I'll probably always have trouble losing weight now. But at this point I'd be happy just to stop gaining... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:13:31 EST I'm back I fell and pulled some mussels and stopped working out. Stopped my diet and fell into Blues bad. Blood sugar and weight went back up again. But i'm crawling out of the whole I've been in. Stop feeling sorry for me and getting back on the horse. Joined a different gym today, really like it a lot. Hope to work out more now. Feeling better still some pain but working thru it. Glad to be back. Exercise really makes your mood improve. It's just the getting started part that's hard. Blessings to ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:45:24 EST Proof Baby! AC1 is going down. Hey guys! <BR> Got my AC1 results back today. First time since I started exercising and I know it's not much but it's gone down from 8.4 to 7.7. Just enough to show Dr i'm trying and not to put me on insulin. WooHoo! This is first time in my life I have stuck with and exercised so much. Do not think I will quit this time. I will continue to try and not give up. I was starting to get down because my weight has been at a stand still. Not going to say its not a little disheartening, but my AC1 r... Thu, 3 May 2012 17:52:30 EST Active weekend I've had a gym membership for awhile and never used it, finally went today. Am going to try and go more often and get some strength training in. But at least I did go today. I've gotten in a comfort zone of staying at home and doing everything. Going to take my dog Abby to dog park for awhile and if I'm lucky will talk my husband into going bowling after while. If not I guess I'll start going by myself. I just hate going places alone. Now I remember why I got to point of sitting and doing not... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:47:35 EST I wonder. Gained three pounds back. Stopped appetite suppressant that was prescribed for me about two weeks ago. Is it in my head my imagination or not? I'm more tired now and not motivated at all like I was and wanting to snack. Just feel tired. Wonder Is this in my head or real side effects. I'm not very happy right now since i've worked hard to lose anything and now gain back three pounds. Any truths or thoughts out there? I was only taking it for two months. Just wondering. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:15:22 EST Bowling I went bowling today for a fundraiser for kids had not been bowling in years. It was really fun and I'm sure I will be soar tomorrow. I like it so much I decided to start a team this summer with some lady's at work. I usually just keep to myself because I've never had and self confidence and shy all time. But I did this on my own with out any prodding from anyone. I've never volunteer for anything where I would have to be the leader or primary person of anything. This is a mile stone for me. ... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:14:46 EST BAD DAY Very stressful bad last two days at work. Threw everything I've been working for right out the window. Didnt try and relax with breathing I learned or any of that. They brought <em>473</em> in as treat for working so hard. I ignored them till after lunch I got so frustrated I ended up eating one and a bag of gardettoes. Not sure how that is spelled, but I ate them anyways. I feel like crying. I work hard to even get one pd below 200 and just sabotage myself everytime I start doing good. ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:31:41 EST First Hr. long workout <em>248</em> <BR> I'm happy I finally pushed myself to work out for an hour instead of my usual 30 minutes. Proud of my self. Hope it helps. Wonder if I break up 60 min into two morning and evening if it will still count as much as if you do it all at once. I can probably handle that better and more often than a full hr. unless its on weekend when I have more time. Oh well at least I did it. Been feeling kind of low lately since weight loss stalled want to push below that 200 mark i've bee ... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:46:13 EST Learning A Balancing Act How funny, <BR> I've been trying so hard to get my blood sugars down I totally dont pay attention to calories any more and i'm just starting to see the hidden fats in foods. But I finally got my sugar down to 86 today after lunch (dont think i've ever had it that low) Woo Hoo! My lunch was a working lunch at a restaurant. Had soup and salad. Came home and added in everything it went off the chart for the day. I have no cals left for dinner <em>18</em> . Oh well I'm still on cloud nine abo... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:07:59 EST First 10 I'm excited! <BR> I know it's not much but i've had to work hard for this 10 pounds to come off. I'm going to reward myself with a new exercise tape. Really glad I found this site seems to be helping me a lot. And It sure keeping my spirits up. Way better than doing It alone. This is first time I've reached a goal and not rewarded myself with food. <em>224</em> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:05:31 EST My first day on trying to keep stress down. OMG! Very first day to keep track of how stress is doing. I lost my ever lovin phone. Thought I was going to have a cow. Got so mad I cried. Worried all evening and couldnt sleep very well. Everything is on that phone. My pictures etc. Had the phone turned off so no one could use it. Get to work this morning it was on my desk. Felt like idiot, but happy also. But I thought to my self everything I read that day on how to not stress and how to handle stress went right out the window. Reacted li... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:58:51 EST Fell off the wagon! It's me. I fell off the wagon, horse what ever you want to call it. We had our first all day eating fest they call luncheon's today since I started back on my diet. Seems we have them alot at work. They look for reasons to (hey lets bring food and eat all day) lunches or breakfast or both. I did real good the first half of the day and tried to eat the salads and egg casserole and stay away from the sweets. But sometime later in the afternoon I gave up. Heck I even had packed my own lunch so I... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:14:17 EST Not Giving Up! Sandy here. I was told by my Dr. If I do not get my sugars under control I'll be starting insulin in a few months. I've been trying since Jan 31st to take care of my self. I had lost my job and had pretty much gave up on everything. Not unlike many others in today's world. But I've decided I'm not giving up. And to stop feeling sorry for myself and get back on my horse. I have a new job now, and I will try and control what part of my life I can. God only gives us one shot at life and It's ver... 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