JADEDRGNE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JADEDRGNE JADEDRGNE'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/ This last year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948279 I definitely have not used this site to its fullest. However, that is about to change. <BR> <BR> Last July (2015) I had a slap to the face, my health and mortality hit me so hard I really did not know what to think. Went in for normal blood work and ended up in the ER with a new Cardiologist to add to my doctors. <BR> <BR> The nurse drawing my blood couldn't explain it, but she told me something didn't feel right. So she took my BP, ran my sugars real fast and called the ER, she actu... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:49:05 EST 11-4-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810476 Work yesterday was very stressful. And I was feeling "off" all day. Feeling a bit stuffed up, I took some meds last night. Wow I went to bed early and crashed hard. Woke up today feeling a bit better but still feeling stuffy. The drastic weather change is really causing chaos. Can't afford a cold right now, so will continue to fight it to ensure it does not go full blown. <BR> <BR> Fighting my mood. Making less than full time hours at work really has me stressed. <BR> <BR> Findin... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:10:12 EST Brand Spanking New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809482 In the past, I have had ups and downs. I guess you could say I fell off the wagon. Instead of taking life by the reins, I let it trample me into the mud. NO MORE! I can't afford it. <BR> <BR> I have been running unusually high sugar readings. I got the blood work back early last week and my A1C's are way too high. Doctor is going to work with me and see if we can bring those numbers down naturally before we have to resort to other means. <BR> <BR> When I went for a second blood test l... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 17:38:21 EST Pulling it together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404316 I am trying real hard to pull it together, but feel like as soon as I have a grasp on things, downhill I slide a bit. <BR> <BR> I am taking classes and right now feel bombarded by everything. Albeit I know that this is just a normal day, everything just seems to be making things feel like its more. Does that make sense? <BR> <BR> I am going to look at my schedule today. I know it is not too much, but going to look it over anyway just to make sure. <BR> <BR> Things feel like I am not m... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:46:38 EST Down and getting back up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391837 It has definitely been a long time since I have spent much time here. An occasional check in but other than that, not much. <BR> <BR> A lot has happened since I was here last. And I will attempt to get it in, in a shortened posting. <BR> <BR> On Easter Sunday 2010, I arrived in Florida. My Dad had bought a house and invited me to come down and start over. I had just gotten out of a relationship and the change in scenery would do me good and allow me a fresh start. <BR> <BR> Never did I... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:27:34 EST Entry July 22 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2249230 A lot has changed since I was here last in April. I really need to keep up and get back on track. <BR> <BR> New journal entries are posted at the link below. I wish there was a way to post one place and have it update everywhere. <BR> <BR> <link>drgneenterprises.com/index2//index.p<BR>hp/journal/ </link> <BR> <BR> Getting back on track is not an easy task, but as I was taught growing up, nothing worth having is easy. Just wish I could keep from losing control so danged often. Somet... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 03:31:13 EST Entry April 28 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2013175 It has been a while since I was here. And I have done my beating up of self for it. But it is time to get on track and stay there. <BR> <BR> In March I had surgery which has had me out of commission for the last 7 weeks. Recovery has been slow, but I am finally cleared to restart daily activities albeit slow. <BR> <BR> Being laid up with not much to do but watch tv or read has set me back on a lot of my goals. I would get bored easily, and my smoking increased again to over a pack a day... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:30:25 EST Entry February 22, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1821281 <BR> <BR> A lot has been going on and stress seems to be in abundant supply. But then, when you own your own home, it always seems something needs doing. If it is not one thing then it is another. <BR> <BR> As for my smoking, well, stress is a big trigger for me smoking more. I have not done too terribly bad, but I am not exactly on track either. I am however working towards a more reasonable goal which will put me back on track. <BR> <BR> Do I feel badly for the back slide? Not a bit, I ... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 23:27:45 EST 1-11-09 Journal Entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1684846 Im still battling this cold. But over all I feel good. <BR> <BR> I definitly have not been eating right. I dont think anyone does when they are not feeling well. Sleeping is coming in spurts. <BR> <BR> I am having a real hard time getting on track with the smoking. I feel I need to assess this and see my options. <BR> <BR> I still feel a sense of relief over making some revelations and decisions I have lately. <BR> <BR> Over all, I feel better than I have in a long time, regardless o... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:47:45 EST 1-6-09 Journal Entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1663945 Today I awoke still feeling the affects of the cold I am trying to get rid of. But mentally, emotionally, and "spiritually", I feel more sound than I have in some time. <BR> <BR> I actually looked around my home this morning over tea. I sit and wonder how I allowed it to get the way it is. My soul bonded works long hours and over the last year had been working 6 days a week. I spend 90% of my time at home in "my zone". Looking around, I really could not believe how I allowed things to get... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 13:54:06 EST Honesty hurts some times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1657103 I have spent some time during December and the first few days of January being so very brutally honest with myself I could scream. But being honest with oneself is paramount to leading a happy healthy life. <BR> <BR> In all honesty, I began avoiding Spark. I still am not sure exactly why, but I did. I began avoiding a lot of things the last few months of 2008. Much had to do with all that just kept piling upon our shoulders. I thought I was gaining control, instead I was letting is slip r... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:51:35 EST Getting there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1410035 Although I did not put much thought into dinner last night, I find I was right on schedule with what should be. I skipped lunch, which was not good. <BR> <BR> I really need to work on getting my meals spaced better and back to the six small a day. <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit better today, though my back is still giving me fits. <BR> <BR> Have to keep moving forward. It is the only way to go. Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:15:33 EST Dread Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1407964 For the most part I dread Monday's. Do not know many folks who don't. <BR> <BR> Weighed in today. I am 7/10 of a pound higher this week from last week. And you know what? I am not disappointed about it. I blew it last week with my eating. <BR> <BR> Looking over my potassium figures, it is no wonder I have started having leg cramps. I need to find a good multivitamin and take it daily. I also need to get back on my B Complex. As my body does not tolerate iron very well, I may need ... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:25:14 EST Catching Up - Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1405723 Haven't been feeling well lately. Still trying to kick this cold. Had someone ask why I haven't been to a doctor. I don't want to go for a cold. And right now, I think its a combo situation... Cold and allergies. Which happens with me a lot between August and October every year. <BR> <BR> My hips have been giving me a lot of problems. Yesterday I had my back worked on and ended up napping for three hours afterwards. The relief was enough to put me out. I will be having more back work do... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 09:29:49 EST Not feeling well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1400935 Am not feeling well today. The cold I have had for some time now appears to be trying to break. <BR> <BR> My hips are giving me problems so it is making it hard to sit at desk. I think today is going to be a recline day. I have some writing to catch up on so can do that. The day wont be a total loss. <BR> <BR> Two days of dreary weather has done me no favors. <BR> <BR> I have my calorie count back between 1500 and 2000 calories for the most part. Now to get it a little lower and I... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:50:31 EST One step at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1398570 Well I have gone back to registering everything I consume. My diet right now is definitely not the norm, nor is it what it should be. I have blown it with the Key Lime Pie. But pie is gone so back to the grind stone so to speak. <BR> <BR> I am starting to feel better about getting back on track. The routine is coming back and I am feeling a bit more relaxed. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got some things done that I had been putting off. Granted I have to move the shelf again because I got d... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:26:37 EST Starting Over and an added goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1394186 My daughter goes to boarding school so is not here all the time. Well we started something per her request which I was glad of. That she come home for the entire summers. Well this has worked out well in the past, but this summer, it was terrible teens invades. <BR> <BR> I spent more time running around chasing and fixing one crisis after another, that I completely neglected myself and lifemate. After taking last week for some downtime, I did a lot of thinking. As well as a fair share of ... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:24:32 EST Food Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=978961 I decided that the first of February I would start tracking what I eat. I was astounded to find out that my dinner was so low in calories. <BR> <BR> I have gone to doing a lot of cooking in my wok. I do not need the oils I typically used in a fry pan, things cook faster, and they look more appetizing. <BR> <BR> I was surprised to find that I was well under my "recommended" calorie count for the day. <BR> <BR> This made me happy through all the darkness that is surrounding me right now. ... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 22:45:36 EST