K1TT3N's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=K1TT3N K1TT3N'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/ Alot has changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818524 Well to say an update is needed is an understatement. All of the major changed started in September when I woke upon a Thursday and my foot was hurting really bad, Hubby made me go to get it checked cause I could not walk on it .... I ended up in the hospital for 5 days... I had gout and was in stage 4 kidney failure.... what a shock .... i knew I had been in stage 2 , was just told that the Tuesday before . The kidney specialist took me off all of my heart medication be cause mt blood pre... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:08:49 EST School started ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765097 So 2 of my kids are in school , my oldest graduated last year. He is looking for a job and hopefully he will be heading to take classes soon also. <BR> I have been fighting off chest pain for 5 days but I made my self , with the help of my hubby go to the gym today and did 35 minutes on the treadmill ... I think it is my favorite go to now. Today I read my kindle app while walking, it was great. <BR> My sugars have been ok , bouncing a little some days , but it is to be expected , with... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:26:55 EST Been lost awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739420 I am still here .... sorta lost for awhile .. I have been lurking here and there but not tracking. There has been so much going on and so many bad days that I have just been in hiding per say. <BR> The CHF is back and this time I have the added bonus of my O2 dropping so now I am on oxygen when I am up and about. My sugars were up and down for awhile and we switched to Victoza and it seems to be doing well now. <BR> I have not been to the gym in a month or so, and I am missing it, but I... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:56:42 EST pushing hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644665 Well day two at the gym this week was push and ease up and back again. 35 minutes on the treadmill , 12 on the bike, and 5 on the hip extender. My body is a little stiff but I feel great...I hope hubby can stick with me with this , I am loving it, we did the treadmills together, each with our own mp3 players and music but still together. <BR> stir fry will be dinner tonight and a nice hot soak later with a good book , have a great night, keep sparking... I am pushing for my April 25th goal t... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:02:23 EST back to the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644025 We went back to the gym today after a couple weeks, Dr orders, I know the time that he wanted me out of the gym is not up but I had to get back there, I need it .. And tonight I feel great. <BR> We are headed back out tomorrow AM, I did 20 minutes on the bike . <BR> I emptied my mp3 player and reloaded it and it was such a help.…it kept me moving. <BR> I have setagoal a few weeks ago that I want to hit a certain weight before I got the the Spark people rally in Cincinnati..... I am ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:11:08 EST Very stressful week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628567 I just wanna it all to stop and go away nut i don't know if it will. So here is what is going on , my sister has been storing some stuff for us in her unused basement , well she gets a bug up her butt and starts nagging about us getting it moved, now that she has a "friend" living with her that wants the room, so we go to move the stuff and my BIL and his sister jump all over me bout everything I say and my sister just ignores me , I got mad. I made a post on FB bout karma (about my BIL and... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:20:33 EST basket ball season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625051 Well basket ball season is almost over for Dani , she has practice 1 day this week and a 2 day tournament Friday and Saturday. <BR> I am loving the gym, I am a little sore in my arms but its all good. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:10:33 EST Hubby and I joined a gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620629 Hubby and I took the plunge today and joined the new local gym , I am so excited, however I am still jelly legged but I did push myself. 5 minutes on the Elliptical, and 50 crunches... Not bad for 1st time ever. <BR> Dani had another faint spell today hopefully this will be over soon, with her. <BR> We ordered a replacement fitbit last night so it should be here soon , glad hubby got an amazon card so I could replace it. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:59:39 EST Lost Fitbit but lots of steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614948 I am so upset , on Saturday while out and about (lots of walking) , I lost my fitbit , when it feel out of the holder on my shoe, when the medal thing in the clip pushed out, weird, but I was at the local wal-mart when it happened and I ask if it was found could they please call me , I didn't have the $100 to buy a new one , nor did i really have the money to do it , I got poor service so I called corporate and the manger is handing it , he thinks it will come up while they are dong inventory... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 12:17:55 EST no school tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607637 No school tomorrow because it will between -3 and -10 plus wind chill of -25 to -30. It will be really cold. So no basketball tonight or tomorrow either. <BR> I got 30 minutes on the new deskcycle it's awesome. I love it, I still love the mange trainer to but the deskcycle seems easier on my blown ACL. <BR> I shot the pictures for a wedding this Saturday it was fun,but it really wore me out big time by the time I got home I could barely move anything, so I have dragged the past two days... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:04:07 EST dropping like flies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602843 The girls on Dani's team are dropping like flies with the flu, out of 15 or so , 7 can play. Gabe's appt went well , his dental work starts Monday. <BR> Caremark still has our meds lost, but now we are getting a new set shipped out and will have them Friday. <BR> I have a wedding to shoot Saturday , it should be fun. Dani has games the next two nights. <BR> Have a great night Sparkland Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:56:50 EST Safety pins = close friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601342 <em>104</em> Yes safety pins are going to become one of my close friends... Yesterday I put on a pair of my bike shorts to pedal in and the kept sliding down when I was walking. I got out a rulerand measured the extra material :::::::drumroll:::::::: 5 inches and that was doubled so 10 inches my pants were 10 inches to big , I was amazed because I am staying away from the scale right now,due to being out of my water pills that caremark lost and should have had here last week. I would not b... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:33:44 EST Monday musings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592736 I thought today was gonna be a bust, I didn't sleep well last night, and hubby worked overtime. So I laid back down with hubby and when we got up the workouts started. I will also get in some pedaling while I watch my shows tonight. <BR> Dani will have her appt for her concussion on Wednesday, and Gabe starts his braces appts next Wednesday. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:21:29 EST busy weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591769 Well we have our car running now ...yay.... It will still take awhile for the van but that's OK. <BR> Friday we took Gabe,Dani and bug to dinner. Saturday we did grant stuff for Boe's collage. Then we went to basket ball even though Dani isn't playing yet, I am making her an appt this week. Today was a lazy day. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:55:42 EST dinner cooked wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586169 I thought dinner would be good tonight, I was making cream chicken and biscuits but I didn't bake it long enough, but hubb nuked it for another minute and it was ok..but my stomach flipped. <BR> I did well today food was sent so far. I got 30minutes on my legs. <BR> The kids have a 2 hour delay tomorrow we will see if it don't get canceled again. Have a great day Tue, 7 Jan 2014 21:22:56 EST Please try to stay warm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584970 Yes that's my request , it is currently -6 here north of Pittsburgh, and not getting any warmer. The kids had the day of school today and tomorrow, and maybe a delay Wednesday. <BR> I got 30 minutes in this AM , I might do more in a bit. <BR> I did good food wise and tracking today. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:00:33 EST New Years Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577263 Where does this new years eve find me ? Sitting home with my hubby, Dani, her friend D and Toby and Tabby. So it is time for new goals to be set, new lease on life and another step in this journey. <BR> So new goals for the new year.... 30 minutes everyday, all three meals , more protein,better sleep schedule,fitbit everyday again. My weight goal is in the 240 by the end of February. <BR> I will be pushing my self more again the past two month have been really bad in all those paths. <... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:39:50 EST Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, Happy Yule, Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570511 I know I ahve been gone awhile , It's beena fight cleaning the pc up form the kids , Great and many Thanks to my hubby I am getting a tablet for Christmas so this don't happen again. And Thanks to fingerhut for a great payment plan .. we also got two of the kids them for Christmas. <BR> The new van we got picked now to act up .. it has been down about a week and half, hubby and mt step dd are gonna try and fix it tomorrow , We were told it was the head gasket but it is acting like the wat... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:23:04 EST Still dealing with Dani's concussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549469 It has been a very long almost three weeks, Dani is still healing , hopefully she will be able to start doing alot more tomorrow.. She sees the Concussion sports medicine Dr tomorrow again. <BR> It has been change that now my sister and her family and my mom are all coming to our house on Thursday for Thanksgiving then Black friday shopping with hubby and my sister and B-i-L, should be fun , Gabe is going with us .. we really only need three things there in a rush anyway. <BR> We h... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:54:05 EST Dani's concussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538693 It has been a very long and stressful week , Dani is still suffering the effects of the concussion they thought was minor last week , we are now told it is moderate and she has lots of problems going on , she is just returning to school tomorrow and this week for half days , and next week half days .. then they will be off and on the next week due to appts and then Thanksgiving. <BR> We have been at Peds office , Children's Hospital ER and then to Sports medicine Dr and she starts Vestibu... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:15:02 EST Wooohoooo my A1C is down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533013 Yes that's right my A1c is down in August when I was told I have diabetes my A1C was 11.1 and yesterday at the Doc's (90 days later) it is 5.9 the NP i see was impressed. She said there is a but ... my kreatin levels are double what there were in July so now she is worried about my kidneys .. we stopped the metformin and will see how that helps. <BR> Hubby and I go Friday for our annual BMI scan for his insurance for his work.. we will see what they say number wise. While we are out on Fri... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 14:01:32 EST No trick or treating this year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528754 I was very upset that I have been sick all this time , and I was not able to take Dani trick or treating but my sister took her and she had a good time. I got to spend 1 on 1 time with Gabe and that was good, I also got to spend some time with Lylie and she is so sweet. <BR> I have a full weekend even with being sick, Friday night I am babysitting my great niece and nephew again, Saturday I have a wedding to shoot , and Sunday is football day.. <BR> I went to the cardio dr yesterday spent... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:42:48 EST crazy sugar day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524955 Since I have been sick my sugar level has been higher than they had been , I know this is how it works but today has been a roller coaster with it really.. I got it it was 135 not to bad but higher than normal for me ... but I STILL have this stupid stomach bug, so early this after noon I got sick feeling , I could not see my sugar was 285 , I freaked out cause since I have been on medication and shots it hasn't been like this, I it went down a little, I went to sleep woke up to it being 60 o... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:06:13 EST The bug loves me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520619 I have not been posting alot because I have had the stomach bug that seems to really love me and don't wanna leave. <BR> I went to the surgeon on Friday and things are worse then I was told Monday , yes the cartilage is torn , yes the minucis is torn but so is the ACL , but the new Dr will not do the surgery because he is scared of my health problems , but he had no problem telling me I was obese , and jamming it all around , twisting it , and leaving finger mark bruises on my leg. He a... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:02:25 EST Stomach bug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519610 This has been a nasty weekend of stomach bug and sickness. I have had from cramps , grumbling and general yuckie belly . I have not done a whole lot this weekend, I did how ever get in a photo shoot on Saturday. I am hoping to start to feel better , I am hoping there is an upside to this and I lose weight from this stupid bug Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:42:34 EST 6 INCHES LOST and Down 1 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514798 Sorry this is all in caps ... but the scale is playing games with me but the measuring tape is not this time <em>104</em> please 6 total inches lost.. yes 6 here is the breakdown waist 2.5 , hips 2 thigh 1.5 arms none, but the scaled moved 1 lb also. I am so excited. <em>334</em> <BR> I did 60 minutes on the magne trainer on my feet tonight and 30 with my arms. I walked the dogs two times today for 10 minutes each. <BR> I did a consult for a wedding today, I got the pay... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:45:34 EST basketball camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513733 Darn those girls worked hard tonight. Basketball started tonight with conditioning camp 3 hours. We had girls in 3,4,5and 6 grades and they all did well. <BR> I got my steps in , and 60 on the mange trainer. <BR> Headed to bed having chest pain again tonight , but also result for the MRI showed a small rip in the minusic and cartilage so off to to a knee specialist on Fri .. looks like surgery soon , I am told it will be easy and healing will be fast , I am hoping Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:13:10 EST chilling out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512651 I have had a very busy weekend. Yesterday I did 2 photo shoots , and we went shopping. Hubby took me to dinner. Today we got up to a mess from our dog having a sick belly, then we watched football, ran to the store , can home I but hubbys hair (1st time ever).. then more football, dinner then tv with Dani. I need to cycle for awhile , but I am txting with Gabe cause now he is choosing to play games bout why we fight , when he don't listen and has to argue with everything asked of him. <BR>... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:18:36 EST Tuesday update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508450 Another couple of blah days.. my sugar has been up the down the past two days, I think between starting to get a cold and now this yuckie belly thing is back .. I can not seem to shake it completely. <BR> Yesterday I just walked , but I have done 60 minutes with my feet and 45 minutes of other activities in , I was going to do more but I think maybe it is bed time , see if more sleep helps. <BR> Tomorrow I take the kids to get their flu shots. So after school will be fun here. <BR... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:56:15 EST 5% challenge assignments 4,5,6,7 and 8 then update for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506121 #4 win today <BR> Check List <BR> <BR> Do you already have a daily routine that includes your fitness and well being? yes, check sugar 2-3 times a day, 60 minutes feet cycle, 30 arms <BR> Do you have it where you see it often? yes on the fridge, and spark page <BR> <BR> Please tell us what works for you. Knowing I need this for my health and to not end my streak <BR> <BR> Do you have questions Team Members here can answer for you? what are other ways to keep, the scale moving down <BR... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 15:38:42 EST Halloween movie marthon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505539 So far this weekend , we have watched haunted mansion , casper meets wendy and the woman in black and today we have watched beetleguese, sleepy hollow , the adma's family , ghostbusters, and now watching corpse bride... I got my biking in today , yesterday I got some walking and calistenics in ... I am still not feeling up to par but better than I was. <BR> I am watching my great nephew and niece again tonight , I keep them alot on Saturday nights. Dani likes to play with T and T but she m... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 22:08:38 EST easy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503923 I took an easy day today. I only walked the dogs 10 minutes today, and did 30 minutes arms and 60 legs on the bike. <BR> I did not get to track all y steps , my fitbit had to charge for a few hours today., but I did still hit my goal. If I keep going around 8000 for the next two weeks , I might change my step goal a little higher. <BR> Today was a weird one, we had some drama this AM cause by someone getting in other peoples business but it's ok all dealt with and I didn't do anything ,... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 22:46:34 EST really moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502990 wow, today I was really motivated, <BR> over 8000 steps again today <BR> 136 total walking minutes (says fitbit), <BR> 1.17 miles with the dogs <BR> 30 minutes with arms on magne trainer <BR> 60 minutes with feet on magne trainer <BR> 12 minute seated core work out video <BR> 11minute seated cardio video <BR> <BR> Still have lots of calories to eat, so that is going well, lots of water weight , I am still trying to fight 3 lbs from starting the insulin awhile ago, I am fighting to get it... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 22:47:55 EST October goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501684 My Goals: <BR> Joined a challenge in Team- Indygirl(restart) , 2013 Fall 5% challenge, 30 day food challenge 30-day skinny jean challenge <BR> Here are my goals <BR> BY Jan 1st be in the 230's <BR> October: <BR> 3 meals and 2 snacks <BR> water to atleast 12 cups <BR> 60 minutes on mange trainer with feet <BR> 30 minutes with mange trainer with arms <BR> keep sugar from spiking up or down <BR> <BR> my weigh in will be added in the AM . <BR> On another note my MRI was done today , we... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 18:24:42 EST I will cycle for 10 minutes and ends up and hour (monday's post) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500922 I will make sure I will cycle for 10 minutes , then when I start and I hit ten minutes I say to myself lets make it 30 minutes at that point I am like lets see my calories at an hour, and that is what I have been doing the past few days.. and I love it . I got 30 minutes in with my arms today to. <BR> I have to weigh in tomorrow, I weighed in Thursday and was down half a pound, I am still trying to get back to where I was before I started the insulin, atleast it was only 6 lbs that I am f... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 00:52:30 EST sick today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499706 i think the flu found our house. <BR> ,but it didn't keep me from my workout. <BR> I have used my mange trainer everyday since I got it. 1 hour with my legs today. Been using it with my legs more ,but I need to use my arms tomorrow. <BR> Homemade chicken noodle soup today for dinner it was good , I made it with leftovers from roasted chicken dinner yesterday. <BR> Hubby is sick to and called off work tonight , Dani isn't feeling well either ,Thank goodness she don't have school tomorr... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 21:57:53 EST Yes it's here and I am in love with it...what is it you ask ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496417 Yes it's here and I am in love with it...what is it you ask ? <BR> MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike Arm and Leg Exerciser. I did 10 minutes arm and 10 legs to see if I liked it , then logged them , then guess what , I went right back to it.... and did 30 more minutes on my legs then my arms 30 minutes all while watching tv ... I was proud of myself .. i put it together , the assembly was easy and quick... <BR> Hubby got up and I was using it , I kept going while he made dinner , we a... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:41:52 EST Leaves are changing ! Fall is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494950 I was sitting here at my desk, right by a window that over looks my neighbor's horse field and the trees are changing colors already. Ok one or two but still that means it is really getting to be good weather for me to be able to walk outside again. The heat gets to me , and because of medications that I am on , I can not be in direct sun light for long periods of time. <BR> Time for an update on my knee , yesterday I went to the Ortho and ended up leaving with a walker and a cortison... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:45:41 EST walking walking walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489292 I think I have walked more it he past couple days than I have in a day total in a year or more. And it feels great to know I have done it , however the knee is very much not happy. <BR> Hubby and I went to the Pirates baseball game at PNC park on Monday, .. we parked 3 blocks from the stadium and got there a few hours early so we could just have some time for just us. We walked the three blocks to the Park, walked the whole way around it . the walked back and forth on the Robert Clemen... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:54:40 EST weekend update 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486693 Friday was a good day. Saturday not so much .... I twisted that darn knee again falling. I will be getting it checked at my appointment this Thursday. Today has been a better day , although lots of pain .. lots of walking also. <BR> I had a photo shoot today, senior pictures again and we walked alot ion the hour we were doing the shoot , was a friend of Boe's so I have known her for a good long time. <BR> Dani's friend that has the mom in jail stayed this Friday night again. They had... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:50:02 EST Happy ... Happy .. Happy Day!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484884 Wow what a day! Got great news today Boe got his early acceptance letter to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh .. he will start Oct 6, 2014. Dan had to apply for a spot on the 5th grade chorus this week and she got in .. Gabe is doing well in the new school , he is all settled and is bring home 100's on his daily point sheet. <BR> Hubby and I walked all day because we were shopping and I finally looked at my fitbit and , I am doing well for steps today. Not at my goal but it is only 6PM.... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:56:24 EST Day 365 .. yes 1 year .. goal reached http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480674 I am so happy I am sitting here crying... I did it .. I reached a huge goal for me .. a MILESTONE even. Here is a little background for some of you who might not know my story. <BR> I am 39 years old with a ton of health problems. I am very happily married and I have three awesome kiddos... Boe is turning 17 next week, Gabe is 14 (15 next month) and Dani is 10 ,my other child Angel that was born sleeping at 18 weeks would have turn 18 in May of this year. <BR> I was anorexic by the t... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 14:07:13 EST Long weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480081 This was a long weekend.. well seemed long anyway. I am trying to learn how to deal with lows and highs of my sugar right now.. I am hoping to get them regulated so this doesn't happen alot. Saturday I had to take Gabe for his blood work and he did good. <BR> Friday I had a low blood sugar and it really scared me again, I got it up some and it went back down, and it has jumped around all weekend, today wasn't as bad, but i am feel like I am getting a sinus cold. So I am guessing that is w... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 00:23:29 EST Who chooses what is right for your kid ? ( Day 359) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475778 I ask you who chooses what it right for your kid ... parents and health care professionals working with your kid or a county school board Psychologist that never seen your kid? Grr this area makes me so mad.... Gabe is having trouble in school with bullies again , talked to the school they said they would handle it. He is also having problem with his anxiety the class sizes are to much for him and the halls to crowded. HIs Dr and all three parents ( me , hubby and his bio dad ) all say if C... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:40:53 EST September 2nd... day 358 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473628 Almost there .... 1 year of not missing a day of atleast 10 minutes of work out. I am in the home stretch and loving it. <BR> We are dealing with a mess with Gabe again... he had a small lump appear on his armpit Wednesday last week when he came from his dad's , Thursday it was double the size and again on Friday, I took him to our pediatricians office and they said it was an abscess and they could not lance it .. gave him meds , and told me if it got worse to take him to the ER.. Sun... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 15:00:47 EST just keep walking, and Thanks ~Indygirl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470421 That was pretty much my motto today. <BR> I want to say Thanks ~Indygirl.. for the coaching call this AM.... your wonderful. You are very inspirational. I switched sweetener today to stevia, I also bought protein shakes, and cinnamon . All very good things for me to do. <BR> Hubby and I went grocery shopping today, and while at Walmart, we got me a new pair of walking shoes, they are Dr Scholls walking shoes and the great thing was we only paid $20 for them, they are white and will be... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:42:28 EST Boe got his Tattoo tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469443 What a long day.. started with bad thunder storms last night, and all day it rained .... We are lucky we are on a hill.. a bunch of people we know got flooded today. Including my friend Ashley and my ex husband.. neither really bad .. don't think either lost anything. The kids were all left out of school 30 to 45 minutes late due to impassable roads. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1598145561.jpg"> Boe's tattoo he got tonight in memory of his close friend that hu... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:11:50 EST Day 1 of week 1 8 week diabetes weight loss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468350 Day 1 of week 1 <BR> Tue: Sugars 197,121,111 <BR> water: 16 <BR> walking: 54 <BR> meals and snacks :5 <BR> I started this challenge today and the goals for week 1 are the same for my monthly goals for the Holiday Blitz and Glitz in Team Indygirl .... I figured I would start it off the same to help me get used to checking in with both this week. <BR> I am excited to be doing both challenges. I used to do challenges and they kept me going, so I though... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:39:50 EST Motivation where are ya? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468119 I was looking to find where I can add more motivation in my house , well now it is on the fridge, and fitbit. I walked with M today a little , just a couple laps around the trailer , just to see if he would stay with me .. so I know for when I start walking in the AM's for the days he is with me, he don't like to hold my hand and he is a runner as in he don't like to walk he likes to run. So a stroller might be in order. I will be walking with my friend Ashley ... I can not get on Sparkpeopl... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:52:34 EST Joined a team challenage (been awhile since I did that) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466862 Yes I made my self join a team challenge and I am going to look for a few more. They help and I know it. <BR> So here goes for the Team Indygirl challange Holiday Blitz and Glitz my goals are : <BR> By Jan 1st I wanna be in the 230's <BR> <BR> so here goes for the monthly goals <BR> <BR> September: making sure I am eating all three meals and 2 health snacks ( I am a new Diabetic) <BR> Keep my water in take up <BR> walking of some kind every day for 30 minutes <BR> keeping my sugar levels... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:29:55 EST