EDWARDSC393's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EDWARDSC393 EDWARDSC393'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/ After Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826440 Hi everyone! We decorated yesterday. Looks pretty. My hips are finally healing. Have gained to much weight from wine. Food wise not bad. <BR> Now I have to start working out. Am in Pt, 3 times a week, some exercise. Have had some emotional problems, working on them. <BR> I hope you all are looking forward to being healthy, happy, and give hugs to all! Cherie Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:07:40 EST Almost Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822712 What a wind yesterday. I'm 20 pounds heavier. Drinking lot of wine. Gonna break that habit. after thanks giving. Have a different kind of bursitis, am in PT now, seeing doc today. But I,m finally walking more normally now and sleeping better. <BR> My psych is gradually detoxing me. Almost lost my husband by my behavior. We all have things going on in our lives, we have to take it 1 day at a time. I,m so glad to be back. you are all supportive! Cherie Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:36:34 EST Starting over: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765536 I finally got myself mentally in the right place. I,ve had a lot of physical problems, and I layed around a lot because it hurt. <BR> I,m back at the gym now, need to build stamina as well of strength. Went today, pooped now.. <BR> I use to use the excuse of not wanting to wash and dry my hair, no more excuses! My clothes are too tight, I don,t feel good about me right now, even tho its just temporary. Its so hot and muggy here in Ohio. <BR> Have a good day! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:05:37 EST Summertime! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737242 Sorry I haven,t checked in. Have had health problems, Had surgery on my hip after going thru PT for it, which didn,t work. My shoulder was bad, but healing now. Because of everything going on, I haven,t been going to gym, I gained 15 ilbs. The last episode, this is kinda funny, I was sound asleep, and rolled off the bed, hit the nightstand hard. Had a bump on forehead and 2 black eyes. Embarassing. It took a month to heal. Now a colonsoscopy, yuck. Hoping to get back on track with Spark and ... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:48:31 EST Hi! Happy Easter to All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679539 I had my surgery last Fri. They were great with me. Anesthetics make me sick, but they worked it out. I has the bursa in my hip cleaned out and the band released. Walking with a walker is a work-out. I can weight bear now. My whole thigh is bruised. <BR> Are any of you having problems eating clean and organically? I can,t afford it. Were buying the best we can, no junk food, but have to do the best I can. <BR> I,m using my imagination at cooking. How are you all doing? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:49:58 EST Keeping up to snuff: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674397 Here comes the ice machine, walker, hip brace, Have to take this stuff to hospital tomorrow. Still don,t know what time yet! Its the rt hip. But the left shoulder has had 3 shots, still hurts. <BR> How do I sleep? gonna do some hip exercises, then nap. Its hard to use the walker. <BR> HAPPY EASTER every One and God, Bless. <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:26:52 EST Happy April! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665046 Hope you all are well. I have more health problems, My Left shoulder Is jacked up, gonna get a shot on Wed. the following Monday, I,m getting a scope and tendon surgery On the other side of the right hip. <BR> I have put on 15 pounds. Been doing PT also. <BR> But I,m not giving up. Its gonna be a long process. <BR> I miss you all! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 13:11:41 EST Missing my friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640603 I,m back on the wagon train again. I had another surgery on my ear. Couln,t hear for a month. My bursitis is still acting up, and tendonitis in my shoulder. I do have PT work-outs tho. <BR> Enough said. eating all this healthy stuff cost!!!! And we don,t have the money, so I,m doing the best I can. Been doing my Sounds online. I didn,t mean to ignore any of you. Have a good week! Cherie Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:01:36 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606314 Miss you all! last year I had bursitis, now its my shoulder, Did have my ear flattened to hold my cochlear appliance in place. <BR> Not complaining, life gets in the way. Working legs and glutes for now. and dancing around the house. I'd like to hear from everyone. I have my FB page which is a lot of healthy stuff and all about my cochlear implant. <BR> My attitude is good. Cherie Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:55:33 EST Happy New Years! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591405 Someone in People mag, mentioned Spark People, and lost. She loved the support. This year so far, I,ve had an epideral for sciatica, Had surgery to have my ear pinned back to hold my appliance for cochlear implant. Now gonna go to have my shoulder checked. <BR> I,m not here to much, but Spark is always on my mind. food, moving around, trying to keep some muscle. <BR> Don,t let life get you down. You can do this anytime! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 16:37:35 EST Let it snow.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559203 Have been eating comfort foods. ?? still weight the same, but muscle shrunk. Had bursitis, still do, was going to PT 3 times a week for 2 hrs, stopped that now, getting steroid shots. This is taking forever. <BR> I also belong to the Cochlear Corp group. In Jan, I will be getting my ear pinned back to hold appliance back. <BR> I,ve had so many obstacles this year, but I always am aware of the other sparkers and what we stand for. Working out as much as much as I can. Have looked for he... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 16:00:49 EST Miss you all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532172 Been so busy with appts every day. But I will always remember the SPARK which got me started with my weight loss.. Its been tough on me this year. I have not been able to work-out in my routine or eat too well. The PT was 3times a wk, for 2 hrs. The other days, doc appt. I,m supposed to get my ear pinned back this wed. tomorrow another shot for my Bursitis. <BR> But I have not forgotten my spark friends! Take care! <BR> Went to CA, so see my granddaughter, so sweet, and nice to see my d... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 17:29:52 EST Sorry its so long. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514468 For some odd reason I,ve bee craving salty stuff. Mac and cheese ete. <BR> <BR> Still in Pt, now I have to have a semi, cancer on my cheek. Then I hope to have surgery to hold my ear back. My appliance falls off. <BR> But weight and work-outs are always on my mind. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:15:44 EST Fear, scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448928 How many of us are afraid to work-out or to learn to eat cleaner.? Even tho I've had several health problems, I still try. Its so weird, going back in time, the stuff we use to eat, yuck! <BR> Also don,t set and an impossible goal. Also as you get older, you need to weight train. For your muscles, bones, helps to keep from falling. <BR> In the gym, I have to improvise now because my bursitis in both hips again. I understand that this comes and goes all my life. But I won,t give up! Or t... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 14:16:30 EST Life, and health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433085 Hi all! its been a while, I have another granddaughter, born on 7-7-13. Shes in CA,I'm going in Oct. <BR> After everthing I've been thru, I still kept doing some things , to keep some muscle. Working on it now. Bursitis is back, on ice now. After last year , and this year so far, I've never given up. I hope you all feel the same way! Cherie Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:09:26 EST Hi, Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407395 I,m hearing a lot better. The audiologist sent me to aural rehab, to help me with sounds and sentences, that are more normal. Its a little tinny sounding. I can understand a little from behind me. <BR> <BR> Now back to working out. Have to be careful, I have bursitis in my hips again. My hubby has been great, following my journey. Happy that I will hear as I get older. <BR> <BR> <BR> love all your support. <BR> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:19:39 EST Hi to all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393576 Spark people really got me started in my weight loss journey. <BR> I didn,t want to drop it fast, but slow was good for me. No strict diet, Small changes as I went on my path. Then I,ve been weighttraining. Thru all my trials and health problems, I,ve been thru, I never gave up. <BR> I can crossed my legs, am more flexible. <BR> I can hear with the cochlear implant, but I,m still taking lessons to understand sentences. <BR> Its funny now, I have to turn the tv down! then my husband c... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:09:00 EST Busy, busy busy..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370600 I hope you all had a nice weekend. Was sick with GI problems. Before that my shoulder was out, chiro put it back. <BR> Been so busy with apt, lessons on sounds, going to a new place tomorrow, to help my learn sounds more normally, not computerize. But still a lot better. Still eating pretty good, but I think what triggered my tummy, was white flour, my body can,t handle it anymore. We have some friends that don,t know how to eat clean, guess I,ll have to bring my own food. Am I the only one?... Tue, 28 May 2013 16:23:25 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349907 Been so busy, ,testing, It takes so much concentration and is very stressful. Did do a circuit yesterday, but on the machines. Still don,t have all my balance yet. <BR> I hope you are all doing well and not giving up., even if its 10 min segments 3-4 times a day. <BR> Just got back from CA, for my oldest daughters baby shower. All healthy food! Nice. Which everyone would do that! Have some jet lag. Miss everyone one! Cherie Wed, 8 May 2013 13:42:57 EST Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339739 Hi, I,ve been working towards goals, learning all these sounds! Very stressful. In between testing, I do some excersises. I do feel bad about not working with weights, but I know I,ll get back to it. Food portions are smaller, so my weight has been the same. <BR> Going to CA on Wed, for 6 days, It will all be clean eating and walking to the beach. Have a nice week! <BR> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:31:26 EST Still living! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325431 I,ve had to see a Balance therapist, since I,ve been wobbly all month. Still tried to work-out. Ate less, didn,t gain any weight. I,ve been testing everyday on all kinds of sounds. The cochlear implant has different sounds. I have a remote that has everyday, Voice, focus and music. That really helps. Miss you all.! cherie Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:03:52 EST My journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302196 Hi, Its been a rough month I had my cochlear implant surgery on Feb 22nd. I was so sick that nite. ThenI,ve been dizzy and unbalance. Seeing a therapist for that. Got my appliance last mon. I heard sounds, I,ve training sessions for tones, enviramental, men and woman, vowels, consonents and a couple others. <BR> It takes a lot of concentration, wipes me out. Ty. But studying and concentrating on the sound is hard. <BR> My husband has been great, helping me, cleaning, cooking etc. I,m s... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:32:20 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280157 I read a blog, it was about not giving up! <BR> since I had the surgery, my weight hasn,t changed. I lowered my calories, since I,m not burning them off. BUT don,t give up! I,m not. This is for life! and a lifestyle. We gradually went into this, no problem now. Eating much cleaner is automatic, <BR> I still try to do some weights sitting down. Muscle raises the metabolism. <BR> I,d like to see my freinds here, Its been a while. <BR> Have a good day! Cherie Sat, 9 Mar 2013 13:44:25 EST Not MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269962 HI! had my cochlear implant surgery last week. Its been tough this week, surgery went well, but a lot of side effects. I still feel like I,m drunk, not steady on my feet. But I,m still eating pretty clean. Now I have to build strength. I,ll get there. The end result will be rewarding! Hope you are all doing well! Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:54:34 EST Back on track, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247925 Hi everyone! all appts are done for now. Everyday last week, had something. Fustrated cause I couldn,t eat as healthy or work-out. <BR> I am this week. Doc wants me to work out till my surgery. <BR> WON,T HEAR 0 AFTER SURGERY FOR A MONTH. its gonna be hard on us. so far i,m working out hard. Feels good. Trying to build those muscles up. I ,m already getting jiggly from not working out. <BR> They won,t have to shave my hair!!! Good thing hubby knows how to cook and eat clean. I,m ... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:02:11 EST My blogging.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227253 Hi, I know I haven,t been here much. So many appt. Went to a cochlear (cI) Seminar last week, Great people and support. There are a group at the hospital that all work together in arranging this surgery. I go to doc for my physical, and Pre-op on the 5th. Surgery will be on the 22nd. <BR> This is so life changing. I,ve been realizing how much I don,t here. Its going to be a lot of programming. <BR> I,m still eating pretty good. Trying to work-out weekly. My mind is going and going.... <... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:58:35 EST Venting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198557 What the last 2 days have been! <BR> First we had to get everything off the floors, to have carpet cleaned, and bathroom floors replaced. <BR> Tues, we got ready to go get my cat scan and see the doc for the cochlear implant. They day before, they called and had us going to the wrong hospital! Well, when I got there, they said you were noot supposed to eat or drink anything for 4 hrs, No one told us. Hubby was so upset, the right hand didn,t know what the left hand was doing. Couldn,t se... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:27:37 EST Happy New years! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186131 I hope you all had a nice holiday. I lost 5 pounds in the last six weeks! Even tho I had some drinks, but I ate pretty much clean and healthy. And a lot of water! Kept my toning band on the sofa, on the days I couldn,t go to gym, then you use it a little at a time. <BR> Going to have a life changing surgery, a cochlear implant, Don,t know when yet. I see the doc next tues. In the meantime, I,m having problems with bursitis on both hips and outer thighs. It doesn,t go away easily. May hav... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:40:05 EST Hi, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166607 Just got done working out, whew! I,ve been here 2 yrs, and I,m still following a good and healthy path. I,ve been weight training. The best body shaper their is. Plus I like the way my body is transforming. But you do have to eat more, the muscles need fuel. <BR> Still on a path to that cochlear surgery. See the doc on Jan 7th, 13. I hope you are all doing well! Cherie Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:38:39 EST Blogging. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166603 I just got done doing back, traps, and rear delts. Plus 2 exercises of abs, 3 sets of 30 each. Felt good. But I listen to my body, not to over-do. Also I make sure I eat before and after. or a pro shake. The muscles need fuel. <BR> I,m trying to get this body in shape to have the cochlear implant. Finding out info about it. also saw a cd, and it had a woman on there, older then me, and she said it opened up a new world for her. I really miss a lot. Still nervous about it, but everything I... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:32:44 EST News: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150331 Hope you all had a nice thanksgiving. I was told , I,m not legally deaf, I am deaf. Wow. OK, now what, gonna get a cochlear implant sometime in Jan or Feb. All these appt, PT, and testing. and its not close by, I don,t know cincinnati that well. I get nervous driving where I don,t know my way. Can,t hear a gps. I,m gonna go to some support groups to find out what its like for them. <BR> On another path, is I,m working out building muscle, 5 days a week. I want to build and get myself in the... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:51:00 EST I,m still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141668 Its been a while, been having some health issues, and still going to PT for bursitius. Mentally its been hard to work-out, but I,ve been getting at least 4 days a week. Don,t plan on putting any weight on for the next 6 weeks. I,ve lost a pound, .I hope you all are doing good, and have a Happy Thanksgiving! Just take small portions, and I plan on taking a long walk, as the weather here will be nice, before we have to go for dinner. I have to stay in touch with my sparkers! Have an enjoyabl... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:53:13 EST This and that! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122581 Hi everyone! I,m still here. Back to working out more, but have to listen to my body because of that bursitus. Never thought it would take so long to heal. Still in PT. I never had any candy for Holloween, and I didn,t miss it. What a channge in my taste buds! Some of these clean recipes, have a little of this and a little of that. I can,t afford to by that stuff. So I clean up what I cook. For example, I made spaghetti, yesterday with turkey Italian sausage, Its good. Then I use the barilla... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 14:37:00 EST My Pics. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112705 Hi all, I couldn,t beleive the difference from 2 yrs ago. I feel good about it. The sparkers are what helped me a lot, with support, groups and challenges. I may slack off for a while, but I,m always back. I think thats true of most of us. Whether you,re more laid back, or have to keep a detailed record, your choice. Helping one another here really makes a difference. I will not give up my Spark People! Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:49:35 EST Miss you all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106743 <BR> <BR> We,ve had a lot going on. Hurt my hip and thigh trying to do to much, too fast, too soon. I was patient enough. Went to Chiro, didn,t work. Now I,m in Physical Therapy, So I could only work upper body. and abs, I have bursitus, But its taking a long time to heal. <BR> Then I had to find another psych, she opted out of my ins. Do you know, hardly any psych,s that don,t accept, Medicare and Tricare. I was even turned away because I,m deaf. I don,t need an interpreter, I,m a lip re... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 07:43:30 EST Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074509 Hi all! we were in Canada, and Mi. this weekend visiting family and cousins my husband hasn,t seen in yrs. Also a 90th b-party. Lost another pound. From doing heavy weights for 6 wks has helped my metabolism. I ate very slow, small portions, on the Highway, we stopped at subway. Still can,t work legs yet., fustrating cause I want to get on my fat-burning program. It will just have to wait. Don,t give up, cause theirs bumps in the road. At b-day party, I had no dessert, had a lot of salad and ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:04:30 EST Life: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063241 Hi! hope you all had a nice weekend. Well I lost 2 more pounds, however I haven,t been able to work-out properly. Did something, about 6 wks ago, I thought I was ready to max-out on leg press to fast and too soon. It didn,t hurt right away, but the next week, couldn,t manage it ay all. Pain started in hip, and its worked its way down the quad. The chiro doesn,t even want me walking. Talk about fustrating. So is the 2 pounds from not having swollen muscles or muscle atrophy. I feel good, caus... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:54:51 EST Sept already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043906 I hope you all had a nice weekend! Mine was very relaxing, kind of a mini vacation. Do I fine bad about not working out? NO. Ate okay, was aware, so I watched portion sizes. No junk food. <BR> This is kinda confusing, now I took my measurements, not much change, but I,m 3 sizes smaller??? From last year and in May, after foot surgery. I weighed 197.pounds down, But I usually don,t use a scale, because for women, our water, and hormones can make a change. Many times after working out heavy... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:01:14 EST What happened here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027592 I hope you are all doing well. For some reason, I couldn,t get my comments. Tried the tech help, Nothing. Never had this problem before. Really eating clean. I,m at 190 now, trying to break that before the end of Aug. Did an hr of cardio yesterday. Today, upper body. Can,t do legs yet, the top of my quad muscle and bottom hip hurts. So I,m resting it. Listen to your body and how it feels. Really tightened up my diet Temporarily, but I don,t let myself get hungry. But I,m going lite on my wor... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:24:54 EST Good Monday morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023238 Its great to see accomplishments. I tried on my smaller bathing suit, 3 sizes down! a little snug, but I wore it. Then I tried on My dress shorts, 3 sizes down, and I can zip and button them! But it took time, we didn,t get this way overnight. I,m glad I lost slow now, because my thinking has changed abbout nutrition, and I knew I was putting on muscle. After six weeks of heavy lifting, I,m going to give my body a break and go lighter. Do have to work on cardio tho. Remember to make the mind ... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:41:40 EST This and that! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008174 This hot weather affects me physically and mentally. Really hard to want to go out. Had to buy new computer, thats why I haven,t been online. Still lifting heavy, will change soon to more of a fat burning work-out. The apartment complex made us all give up grills. Fire marshall came thru. We were on bottom floor, and always pulled the grill out. Such a bummer. been buying more fruits and veggies. Had family problems going on, but I always got to gym. I have lost a few pounds, but nowI have t... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 11:52:04 EST Hi, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978019 Miss you all. Last month I was preparing my body for heavy weight lifting. This month its to the max. I benched 90 lbs, and leg pressed 320. My weight is the same, but I,m changing that now, I,ve cut out a lot of wine, and I finally made it to 20 min on eliptical. I had to face facts, the truth. Everyone has been losing, so I had to make a choice. But I will say my bra straps don,t fall down anymore, my body is changing. I hope you all are doing good. Boy, it sure is an ongoing process. Scott... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:51:40 EST Mindset: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945957 Its been a while, had computer problems. It has taken me a long time to get to this mindset. I, can,t eat heavy foods anymore and less of what I used to eat. And no more wine during the week. My 3rd day, I,m up early, head clear, face not puffy. I figured, I,ve been working out hard, and not losing. I know muscle weighs more, but I was sabotaging myself with empty calories. Now I, look foward to losing weight. Need to be able to button some pants. Spark got me started and I look foward to s... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:44:09 EST Not Mia, This and that! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4916147 Hi everyone! I thought by this time , my weight would be down more, but it isn,t. That surgery put pounds on me, and I wasn,t working out. Now I,m in a muscle work-out to reshape. and I started the eliptical! I,ve been on Spark for almost 2 yrs, still under 200. Eating a little cleaner, got my motivation back with the help of Scott garan who is an online trainer. I need to know what I,ll be doing that day. He is a nice and understanding trainer. I miss my teamates, and its been a while, but ... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 11:11:33 EST Thoughts and being aware http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888532 Hi all! Been back in gym for 2 wks now, feels so good. My husband retired before my ft surgery, so we had to get used to that. As I became more mobile, I had to get a routine for gym, I have too. Even tho he,s home, he likes that I,m back in the gym. Starting to see muscles popping up again. Now he,s laid up with spine fusing... very painful. Glad I,m able to help him now. Still can,t stand on a tip toe with one ft yet, but both ft , I can .I,m ready to go heavy, to lose the weight I put on... Sat, 19 May 2012 12:31:00 EST This and that: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872674 Its been a while, Just one more week of physical therapy. Getting started on working out and getting myself back in shape. I gained while I was off, hubby did everything for me! Love the man! Belly,s bigger tho. I need to connect with these teams again, and everyone. Getting my mind set.... But hubbys retired now, how do I make a routine??? He doesn,t stop me, but he,s there. I wear my clothes baggy tho, I don,t like to see rolls of loose skin. So I really have to start weight training! Been... Tue, 8 May 2012 16:51:07 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853138 I,m in a boot cast on now. Got used to my hubby waiting on me. He,s been great! I thought the week after surgery, I would be able to work-out sitting down, My eyes were open, I was too weak. I didn,t even get dressed, too hard to go to the bathroom on 1 ft. But I was glad I had my strength before surgery, doing things on one ft takes a lot out of you. I,m getting energy now, but gonna have to start with machines, my hubby will drive me. I notice a lot of you don,t how to identify muscle group... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:48:11 EST Hi all, Miss you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839575 Miss my friends here! The foot surgery took a lot out of me. I,m on a roll-a-bout to get around, and attached to a ice machine. But this week , Fri I get off the ice machine. Mon, the Pin gets gets pulled out of my toe. So I,ll have to take a pain pill for that. then a walking cast. I would not have been able to do as well as I,ve done, if I hadn,t been in shape before surgery. Working out with weights, makes a difference. I,m not eating as clean, Hubbys been great! No grumbling, just does i... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:18:47 EST HI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4827361 To all my spark friends thank you! Missy, love and thx for the goodie. Food wise over the weekend was half good and bad. Only been excersizing a little. Running around to get ready for surgery, so I,ll be Mia for a week.. So far my spirits are good. I,ve accepted what has to be done. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, now its time to get back to our health . Take care all....Cherie Mon, 9 Apr 2012 16:16:12 EST I ,m here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818890 Hi everyone! Been in Mi, visiting Family and friends. We froze on Fri. What a difference in the grandkids, they grow soooo fast. Had to much white flour . Did remove half the bun on our dollar burgers. It was a much needed trip. Now this week, running around for my foot surgery next week, and getting caught up. Hubbys got a big job ahead of him, but he,s so good at taking care of me. I,ll try to get bits and pieces of exercise here and there. But I didn,t eat any sweets at all. and drank my ... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 16:47:52 EST