FBAILEY24X's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FBAILEY24X FBAILEY24X'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/ Guess who's back at the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473904 So it's day 3 of my 5 day pass at a local gym and I am loving it. Definitely will be signing up. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:58:46 EST Not really a plateau? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468315 Ok so I haven't had a super clean month with my food, there have been a few bumps but not this week. How long does your weight have to remain the same for it to be classed a plateau? It's been 10 weeks and I've lost just 6 pounds! It's so slow!!! <BR> Any words of wisdom for me? Fri, 2 Mar 2018 17:57:17 EST Food sabateurs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466044 I turned 30 this week and alongside this came gifts unfortunately these included champagne, Asti, chocolates and truffles. I don't want to be rude to my friends and family but how should I deal with this. I feel terrible as I ate everything chocolate 😳but this is definitely something I need to work on. <BR> How do you deal with food pushers? Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:41:13 EST Needing more support? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453888 With everything that happened last year I started gaining weight and feeling just awful so I decided to take steps to prevent continued weight gain and joined a local slimming world group. Paying to meet with a group of strangers hasn't ever appealed to me in the past but since joining I've really connected with many of the members! <BR> It was a real shock that I just seemed to click there like I was a missing puzzle piece! <BR> My first weigh in was disappointing at half a pound loss, I k... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:55:15 EST Feeling lost! Part 1 brief background. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418107 So, I returned to work in May. After I was diagnosed with MS when I was 18, the news didn't go down well, I had no idea that any of the doctors I'd seen were even considering MS, I'd managed to convince myself that I had been stroking. The news was entirely unexpected and I wasn't ready to hear what the neurologist was saying. I just wanted to throw in the towel, curl up and disappear. I sold my car gave up leaning to drive and even considered withdrawing my application to uni. I was so worri... Wed, 4 Oct 2017 17:15:47 EST Something is working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393203 Since beginning my new job in May, I've felt awful because I've not had the time or energy to continue attending the gym as frequently as I was before. However I've been speed walking whenever possible which means at least an hour a day 3 days a week, plus I'm on my feet all day and clear of snacks so mindless eating has stopped. Anyway, I Was really surprised last week to get on the scales and to have lost over 4kg! I'm on beta-blockers and researched it and most of the search results indi... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:40:36 EST Omg new job! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359385 So tomorrow is my first official day at my new job. I'm so excited and a little apprehensive, it's been over 8 years since I had my last paid job and no matter how much you volunteer and keep yourself busy this is going to be an entirely different experience. I'm worried that I'll let my employer and myself down, or that it'll make me ill and that I've forgotten everything that I learnt at college and university. <BR> I don't want to overwhelm myself completely, so I'm going to stop fretting... Mon, 8 May 2017 16:38:19 EST Mind over matter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348093 I'm always being told not to think and to just do... ok so sometimes it works but other days my body responds by seizing up or feeling like it is vibrating with all the different pain! What's worse is the fatigue that comes with it leaving me exhausted for days at a time! <BR> Where do you draw the line? How can we push ourselves enough but not too much that it interferes with the coming days? If anyone is in a similar situation and has some advice it would be welcomed. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:37:39 EST Really?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347140 So I returned to the gym and healthy eating in January, I decided I was no longer going to be afraid of health problems occurring. I started taking some new meds to help control the frequency and severity of my vestibular migraine attacks and with a few changes I was feeling the most confident I'd felt in almost a year. <BR> Already I feel better in myself and am glad I made the decision to get back to regular exercise, but more surprisingly I'm getting people tell me that I've lost loads of... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:36:27 EST Sore. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309535 Yesterday I had a long strength training session. I was pleasantly surprised to realise my abilities hadn't diminished as much as i expected, but today I am very stiff and sore! :-/ Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:08:33 EST Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302043 It's taken a while but finally back at the gym, have been 3 times this week, as well as last Friday, although I'm really noticing the difference in my strength and endurance levels I'm hopeful that I'm on my way back! <BR> It's really strange being back as I've pretty much reverted to how I was 3 years ago. However we all make mistakes and I'm glad I realised that giving into worries and allowing my pain levels/body dictate what I am capable is ceasing my progression to my healthiest self. ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:40:05 EST Unto the breach! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299399 Today I managed 90 minutes at the gym, second time since Friday. I have signed up a 6 week course looking at diet and exercise that will hold me accountable, something I really need ATM. Wish me luck, I'm more determined now and hopefully this time I won't put it all back on! Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:46:32 EST Today's challenge: blog entry. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276772 Ok so this isn't my 1st blog but I'm supposed to blog on my progress so here goes. <BR> Back from holiday and diet is back on track again, really surprised myself as didn't gain much holiday weight. Been completing 2 challenges simultaneously and today wore trousers I was sure wouldn't fit but they did! Not ready to say I've cracked anything yet but definitely feeling positive. Now to get through Christmas! <em>446</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:14:17 EST Tired of the staring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241528 When I'm out I like to move, it stops my legs from seizing up and help me keep myself motivated! <BR> Last time I went out with my husband and in-laws I'd been sat in a car for over an hour, I could feel the pain in my legs mounting as well as my fatigue levels. So I started moving lunging stretching etc before long I had my mother in law telling me people were staring, I'm like so what... After 10 years of having to use walking sticks or such I'm unfazed by what others think or if they star... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:40:41 EST Whoop whoop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231817 I managed to get to the gym today first time this month, feel tired now but glad I managed to push myself a little harder! <BR> Tomorrow is a new day and although I know there will undoubtedly be obstacles here's to another day of hurdles! <BR> Soon I'll be an Olympic hurdler (albeit emotional and physical problems as the hurdles) I intend to get good! <em>244</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 16:00:15 EST Drained http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229311 Last night sleep was hard to come by and fleeting when it did. Today feeling completely exhausted and none of my usual tricks are working. <BR> Any tips would be welcome... Happy Saturday :-) Sat, 3 Sep 2016 06:15:53 EST August has been tough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227110 Ok so with all the added heat,which is great when you're sat by the pool drinking daquaris, I've had to cope with a worsening of all my M.S symptoms. The pain has been excrutiating, fatigue worse than ever yet I can't sleep through the night, I've been falling over a lot more as my legs don't want to listen to what I want them to do. Its been difficult to motivate myself as well as my body. <BR> But On the plus though I've managed to stick to my diet as opposed to cry into a tub of Ben & Jer... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:45:12 EST Time to get motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224727 It's too hot! I'm exhausted and hurt all over! Back to bed? <BR> I think not! <BR> Move it move it move it! Get that heart pumping legs moving music flowing lets get going! <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:11:08 EST Push through it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223577 Ok so today is a new day! It's been almost a week of really bad days and I'm sick of it. So today I'm ignoring the pain and fatigue and moving, first there's a Jessica Smith walking workout that I've been meaning to do! As I I love her stuff I'm hopeful that it'll keep me going for the entire workout! Fingers crossed Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:12:34 EST Not so good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221036 Today has been a rough day, I've had to deal with intense pain and an inability to lift my legs! Even though I didn't want to do anything but go back to bed I walked to my doctors and into town. I did lay down for a while after and got a bit upset and cross with myself for being unable to do everything that I'd planned but now at 9 pm I can look at my pedometer and realise, that even on a really tough do like today, I've managed to walk 10000 steps and didn't surrcumb to eating eating rubbis... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:24:38 EST Spark people.com 4 years on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212558 Ok so I've been an active member of spark people for 4 years plus. <BR> This is my first ever blog post because there are a few things that I've learnt and seem to forget so this is a reminder for next time. <BR> Firstly just move! It's ok reading someone else's post but I've learnt this for myself... Put your headphones on and dance walk or workout! You know you feel better afterward. <BR> Secondly it's ok to mess up but try to think and keep it as few as you can! <BR> Third consistency is ... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 07:04:32 EST