DUCKTURNIP's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DUCKTURNIP DUCKTURNIP's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Back on the horse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389089 So these last couple of months have been very rough. Very. Rough. The medication I was taking to control my multitude of mental disorders also caused me to be super sluggish (on one, I was sleeping 10-14 hours per day), and another one caused me to gain 8 lbs. in a month. <em>46</em> I nearly started crying in the doctor's office when I got on the scale. The good part? I've been off those meds for about 2 weeks now and my weight has stabilized greatly so that I've relost those 8 lbs. This h... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:57:22 EST Day 19 Check-In: Exercising through Skype http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213768 I did my first real exercising today. <em>244</em> I did Facebook video chat (like Skype) with a friend. I had posted in a group on Facebook that I was really overwhelmed by the prospect of starting to exercise. I wanted to do something more exciting than just walking, but I just didn't know where to begin. So my friend Justine, who lives in a different state than I do and does a lot of different types of exercises, messaged me and said that we could try video exercising. So I got up early... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:13:15 EST Day 13 Check-In and a Medical Wake-Up Call! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204428 So, the last couple of days have been both good and bad. <BR> <BR> First, some good things. I was able to see my psychiatrist after group therapy last Thursday, and we worked on my medication. So far, I'm feeling better. Also, we are *finally* dealing with my ADD, so I now have medication to help with that. I took it for the first time today, and it *really* helped with my focus, and I was able to exercise for the first time in ages! Sure, I just did some heavy-duty housework, but I worked u... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:35:28 EST 9 Day Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198035 So I've been on here 9 days now. I've lost 5 pounds according to the scale, but I know that will go up and down with time. I've really just been focusing on my food. I started this because I had such a bad GERD/IBS flare up on New Year's Eve. I haven't had a flareup that bad in quite a long time. I've been focusing on making sure that I'm eating lots of fiber and plenty of fruits and veggies. I haven't been paying as much attention to the calories on my nutrition counter as I have things like... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:41:39 EST