FUNKYLINDA52's SparkPeople Blog FUNKYLINDA52's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Feeling better I received my last injections last week and now am ready to get back into the game. I have been gone for a long time and some of that was because I was depressed that I had been working so hard to be knocked back and was moving in the wrong direction and all my hard work was for nothing. PoeCarol55 has been a great inspiration to me in many ways and has been by my side thru the whole thing and I have seen thru her that you never give up on yourself. Life is life and you just have to learn ... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:40:02 EST Getting over the Winter Funk. I have been in a blah mood for about 2 months now and I am finally getting into the spring mood. There are some small signs that spring is almost here and I have been getting my yard ready and looking thru my closet to see what fits and what doesn't quite fit yet. The newspaper gave us a warning to get ready for severe spring storms already so you know it is almost here. <BR> <BR> I have been feeling better too and I want to get out and do things like walking on the path instead of the tre... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 16:45:38 EST It's a marathon not a sprint. My friend Carol keeps telling me it's a marathon not a sprint. I want it yesterday. I know it took many years to get this way and it is going to take time to get rid of it also. She also keeps telling me that I am making a lifestyle change toward a more healthy me. I have many disabilities which make it hard to exercise most days and I get most of my exercise by just doing what most people don't even consider exercise but I do. Cleaning my house is exercise and it exhausts me. I am stil... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 23:48:58 EST I need you more than ever! I have always been told to fake it until you make it. That is what I have been doing. I have been trying to stay positive and be positive with others. Who wants someone whinny around them all the time. I have been working the program as well as I could but I wasn't seeing any results except I was eating healthy. I was about to give up and mentioned it to poecarol55 and she suggested that I write a blog about it. She said it may or may not help me but I should give it one last effort. I... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:59:22 EST The Shopping Begins. Tomorrow we begin our holiday shopping. I am looking forward to it and am also dreading it at the same time. We not only shop for gifts for our loved ones but we also have a wedding in the mix. I love Christmas weddings and am looking forward to this one. I have been searching the holiday recipes on line to find the most nutritional one that will fit in with our usual dinners and it has been fun and rewarding. This is a new season for me to be healthy. I can't wait to see the rewards of... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 22:51:19 EST The Zoo I went to the zoo today with my spark friend and we spent the whole afternoon there. We stopped by Subway before we went and had a nutritious sandwich made for us and we shared a bag of baked chips. I received a little too much sun which I am to avoid due to the Lupus, but it is ok. It was a great day the sun was shinning about 74 degrees outside and there was little wind. We walked every exhibit on one side of the zoo and just the outskirts of the other side. My dogs were not too happy ... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 20:45:04 EST Sick Day Today was a sick day for me. I seam to have a stomach bug of some kind. I didn't meet my calorie intake goal and I wasn't able to exercise today. I have a wonderful support system at home for me so I was upbeat most of the day even though my body wasn't. I almost didn't log in my day as I thought it wasn't worth doing but I did it any way. I figure that even bad days have to be recognised from time to time as that is part of life. I look forward to tomorrow and a much better day. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 23:23:24 EST Still learning new things! I am still learning new things about this site everyday. I was getting bored with my routine of the diet and knew if I didn't change up soon I would get bored and quit. I found the recipes in here and started trying new things and I love it. This is the longest I have ever stayed on a diet in my life. I usually quit after 2 to 3 weeks but I have been doing this since the middle of September and it is almost the end of October. It's a new record for me and I am seeing results as well. My... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 21:00:21 EST Helping hands Today was very difficult for me. It was a sunny day and I had a good night sleep and I woke up feeling very well. Yesterday a friend asked me if I would sit with her sick brother today so she could go to work for a while. When I got to his room I was met with weeping eyes as my friend was beside herself. He was bright orange and in the last stages of liver failure. He is only 37 years old and he doesn't even recognise his own family. It hurt me deeply to see my friend in such agony but ... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:11:34 EST A Great Day Today was amazing. I got up early and took care of my kids ( Molly and Micky my two japaneese Chins) and my bird Rodman and my cat Idgie. My kids give me a reason to get up early as they insist on it. I took my niece to another county to get her drivers licence renewed and on the way home I received a call from my roommate to see if I wanted to go to the zoo for a fun day of walking. I will post some pictures later on that subject. We met some interesting people on our walk, a couple fro... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:48:22 EST PT Today I started my PT. I did 60 min of water exercise with the help of a therapist. I also got my walk in but I maybe should have forgone the walk. I almost didn't make it home. I had a very healthy supper tonight a homemade turkey vegetable soup. I know it was healthy because I put the veggies in the soup and I didn't add any extra salt to the low sodium broth. I always thought diets were dull and unmotivated but I have been learning to cook a different way since I got me some Diabetic... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:48:09 EST Woo Hoo Tomorrow I will have been in SP for one month. I have lost 9 pounds and although that doesn't sound like much for one month it is 9 more than if I hadn't started. I am still learning all the ins and outs of this program to take full advantage of it but so far the journey has been a positive one. I have made several new friends and I see people that have the same difficult journey as I do. I have learned not to use my disabilities as and excuse but to work through them with the help of oth... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 20:47:13 EST 20 years to celebrate Tomorrow 10-6-2010 will be 20 years of soberity with the help of a group of grateful friends and faithful supporters in AA. I have found that the same principles that I have learned there is also helping me in this journey to a healthier new me. I hope I can have 20 years of healthy me in the coming years and that will mean that I have broken my family curse of dying early due to obesity and the diseases you can get from being overweight. I look forward to tomorrow and the day after that ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 23:06:04 EST The Pain Today has been challenging to me. I woke up in a lot of pain and it was difficult to just get out of bed. I maintained my diet today but was unable to do my walk. I find days like this hard to get through. I have great support at home as my partner is also in the spark program. I start my PT tomorrow and I hope this helps me. I have lost 10 pounds so far but I haven't got it on the board yet. I do feel that I am accomplishing something even though I go thru days like today. Mon, 4 Oct 2010 22:06:18 EST Dr visit I went to my Dr today and found out that I am out of remission. I knew I was feeling a lot more pain than usual but I didn't think the worse. When you have a chronic illness you get used to some pain in your daily living but I did know it had gotten a lot worse lately. She said it might be due to the added exercise but she wants me to keep it up and maybe my body will get used to it in time. I am going to go to PT starting next week and begin some water therapy too. I am not going to gi... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 19:41:18 EST Thanks I would like to thank all of you who responded to my blog. I received a lot of good suggestions that will help me along the way. <em>313</em> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 22:34:10 EST A New Me I am trying to keep an image of a healthier me in my mind but I don't know what that looks like. I am just moving toward an unfamiliar realm and hope I get there. I know I want to be slimmer and I want not to get sick any more but other than that I m not sure what to expect. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 00:03:48 EST