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/ Endocrinologist appt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425673 So my sugars have been in the 350 to 450 since I was sick in March and I have been trying with the stuff they told me in the hospital , cause they left it go that way while I was in there . <BR> So we we t to the appt , she was great , have me 3 injectable , novel of i have been on but higher does , tricebia, and victoza, which the last time I was high worked wonders . So we will see how good this does , I am also tracking my numbers and tracking here again. <BR> Still stage 3 kidney ... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:19:23 EST Walking Dates are best http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155906 Hubby and I have been been walking everyday for almost two weeks now , and Geocaching on Saturdays, and munzees when we walk. So this is 2 fold , workouts and time together. <BR> A friend of mine helped me today with a strength training list that hubby and I will be doing 3 or 4 days a week along with walking and geocaching. <BR> I am trying to get off this flat i have reached , but my weight is not going up , so thats good . Tue, 3 May 2016 23:30:01 EST I saw this and had to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087238 10 Facts Every Woman Should Know: 1. Everyone has rolls when they bend over. 2. When someone tells you that you're beautiful, believe them. They aren't lying. 3. Sometimes we all wake up with breath that could kill a goat. 4. For every woman unhappy with her stretch marks is another woman who wishes she had them. 5. You should definitely have more confidence. And if you saw yourself the way others see you, you would. 6. Don't look for a man to save you. Be able to save yourself. 7. It's okay... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 22:59:14 EST trackers at 5 below http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086085 yes 5 below stores are selling a tracker , not the top of the line but they have an app to track with , it don't sync, you have to type everything in it, But it is better than nothing. I got hubby and Dani both one. <BR> Dani had a neurology appt today, she had blood work , will have an eeg and a mri then we will see from there . She sees cardio next week, she sees the orthodontitis on Thursday, and both kids see hemo a week from monday, Gabe goes to have his eyes checked next week. <BR> ... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 17:47:37 EST update health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085143 Hubby has a bit of a scare a week ago Sunday. He had bracardia, TIA or mini stroke and a complex migraine. He is feeling better just really tired, but the cardiologist in the hospital told him he needs to lose weight so we are both pushing harder. <BR> We are doing this together , he can not use the treadmill yet but walking wii board games and the kinect stuff nothing hard, this we see our cardio Dr again Friday. <BR> Dani and Gabe both have a bunch of appointments at Childrens in the ne... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 18:42:17 EST before and after photo ....... but still going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069682 Had a good appt at the kidney Dr today , back in three months. Kidney function went from 45 to 51. And he is very happy witht the continued weight loss. <BR> Here is a before and after of me at my heaviest and now. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8419680d-3ae9-42c7-9ce8-0f427ea51fbf.jpg"> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:50:59 EST very busy week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068990 woohoo this week has been so busy. Monday was not to bad but Tuesday I did more running than I have in awhile and that is saying alot as of late. <BR> I see my kidney Dr tomorrow for my check up and some of my blood work values i got away with at the PCP last week but we will see what he says tomorrow. <BR> The rest of this week and weekend is going to be busy also, I am hoping to get to the gym this week, i have been doing stuff here at home and walking alot. <BR> I started wea... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 01:16:59 EST updated photo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067239 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ef51998-2481-42db-996b-7aa4d3d73396.jpg"> this was me on Saturday for my friends daughters party , this is the first time I wore anything that showed off all of he weight loss so far, a total of 75 lbs , and 58 i think since i started on Spark Mon, 11 Jan 2016 23:39:42 EST new laptop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063432 I got a new laptop and it is helping me get all my spark stuff done , my pc is old and we all shared it so everyone need time on it. This laptop is for my editing for my photography so it was a good buy on many levels Thu, 7 Jan 2016 19:55:26 EST So far .... down to 231 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062382 I have tried to lose weight all my life. I have many health problems , September 17,2014 my kidneys shut down 100% and i had full blown gout at age 40, I said i have had enough, my sugars have been in check for awhile I started putting my nose to the grind stone with the weight loss and better living , I am now down 58 lbs since then , a total of 75 from when I started before then, and keeping going , it is taking me awhile ,and I know i am doing it right and it will stay off , If i can do it... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 18:16:57 EST Dani started school today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993706 1st day of 7th grade for her at the new jr Sr high school Tue, 8 Sep 2015 21:56:47 EST Lots going on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983929 Just a small update for now , the kids are getting ready for school. Gabe us going to culinary as soon he is healed from the surgery and complications and Dani is starting Junior high , she is not playing basketball this year Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:00:46 EST Goal setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978374 I have set a new goal. I want to get down below 200 lbs by October 10th Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:42:59 EST My past month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958103 Well to start off , I will say I am still on the down side, as in my weight is still dropping and that is great, I feel good , I am moving alot, I am over 50lbs down. <BR> This past month I have tracked some , walked alot, made it back to the gym once and been geocaching a bit. <BR> My mom had her knee replaced on the 9th of June, and she had a hard time for the first two weeks for so. My aunt and I spend almost everyday all day with her for the past month. I missed three days the entir... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 12:56:52 EST Geocaching and Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926503 1st I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day. DH , DD , her friend and I went geocaching for the first time on Saturday, I loved it , even though the heat made me sick and we had to stop after 4 caches. <BR> My DH got my the app and subscription for Mother's Day. Awesome gift, DD made me a card, and coupon cupcake. My oldest is and Artist and drew me a really nice picture. We had dinner as a family and watched a movie Saturday evening was great. <BR> I also have good news on my he... Mon, 11 May 2015 18:09:06 EST reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918013 Reset on counting days , but down 25 lbs since January, the Dr notice the difference and was happy Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:21:07 EST feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890201 Feeling better, and still walking , but also got the gazelle back out Mon, 9 Mar 2015 23:57:07 EST Down 4 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888225 Wooohoooo down 4lbs this week. This is great not the way I would have liked to lose it but , a win is a win.... now to keep it moving. I am started to feel better today, the Oxygen has been off since I got up this AM Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:30:57 EST still working out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887869 Even though I'm still sick , I am still working out atleast 30 minutes Fri, 6 Mar 2015 01:46:57 EST still going strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886595 I am still going strong. I have a sinus infection, ear infection, and bronchitis and still walked an hour Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:40:38 EST What a weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881134 This weekend has been so full . Friday the kids did not have school , but Widget had a dentist appt at children's so it went well, on our way home started at walmart got stuff to get everything ready for her basketball tournament on Saturday. <BR> Widget went ice skating Friday evening and hubby and I went on a gym date , lets just say I knew I liked the treadmill and I started to like pushing my limits in it , well I am proud to say I RAN for 45 seconds , 1st time in like 20 years I made ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:17:03 EST Month 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868157 Woohoo we have started month two. I am still going strong , although the scale still is not showing much of a change , I am feeling the changes. <BR> When I am hungry , I want fruits and veggies. I am eating better. <BR> Yesterday and today hubby and I have been playing kinect and wii most f the days, it has been great , we got out a few work out games we have not been playing in awhile. <BR> Have a great night everyone Mon, 2 Feb 2015 19:48:56 EST a day full of Dr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865631 This AM I had to take Gabe to ortho, he fell at his dad's on Monday, he got it checked Wednesday , the ankle is sprained and the foot is broke. Now he is in a boot. No biggie slight break. <BR> Tonight hubby was making detox water, was slicing a lime on our new professional slicer , with out the guard and sliced off the tip of his pinky finger, so we went to the ER cause the bleeding didn't stop in 30 minutes in ice, he is pressure wrapped. He says it don't hurt much. <BR> Have a great ni... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:47:02 EST tournament team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864170 Well I have a very upset Lil girl tonight , however she is being is not mad. Her basketball team was broke up this year to two teams , she got over that and is happy with the half she is on. Tonight out of the two teams they made a tournament team , 5 from each team roumors at school was she got on the team , however tonight she didn't. She is OK with it just upset, because last year she couldn't try put cause of a concussion and they could not wait one more day for her to be cleared. This is... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:17:58 EST waiting on the Dr phone call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863617 Looked up my blood work waiting on Dr to call and see what the next steps are Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:30:14 EST 1st month almost down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863427 Hubby and I started pushing hard again , Jan1 and I am happy to say we are both sticking with it well, really well in fact. He has dropped 7 lbs , I have a dropped only a couple. We are both seeing and feeling changes. <BR> I finally broke down and bought workout pants and I could have bought them a size smaller but , I wanted them to be comfortable. <BR> We are making it to the gym atleast one or two days a week and working out at home the other days. <BR> The weather is a me... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:33:45 EST 2 wins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862638 Dani's team has won 2 basketball games this weekend....it has been an awesome weekend Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:06:27 EST lucky number 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853654 Yes today is day 13 , and Hubby and I are both going strong. We are nailing this thing. <BR> I am doing the citrus water detours , and I am hoping I made it right , it is very strong had to water it down alt but that is ok . I am hoping it works. <BR> Dani has a basketball game tonight so I got my walking in while she was at school , and now her friend and team mates grandma just called me , the girls mom is in labor and can I watch her this evening, and take her to the game. <BR> ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:08:36 EST Hubby made me accountable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852309 For the past 3 years of this journey, when I wanna give up hubby has not said anything, I told him this time I would push him if her pushed me .. When he new year started , well I dealt with some drama due to a mom on my daughters basketball team and I just did not feel like doing my work out last night and hubby talked me in to it. It was great . So now today i am putting up number 11 instead of a number 1. <BR> Dani had her 1ST basketball game of the season on Saturday and they lost but ... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:28:31 EST School Uniforms ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847271 Yes our county has been building a new Super school , it will bring kids from a few other school to mix in with my kids school, we are think this is a good thing , however today we got letters that the school board has decided to have our kid wear uniforms ... we have to buy them , but we don't get to vote or anything, however we did get to fill out a survey and it was very misleading because the one question said if you agree answer if you think we should do this over one year or two, so we... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 02:26:49 EST Sunday Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846251 I have caught up on my trackers. I need to get better bout that again. I have had atleast 30 minutes a day since the 1st. ( this is still Sunday for me), We have done everything at home so far , we need to make it to the gym , so hopefully in the AM . <BR> I have started to do the post it notes again. however they have fallen down where I had them so , I will move them to another spot tomorrow. <BR> I have a kidney Dr appt this week , so we will see how the blood work is doing. <BR> Da... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 01:58:15 EST New Year .. New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842769 New years goals <BR> A)Keep working on my weight loss and healthy lifestyle <BR> 1) it is back to the post it notes with numbers , starting today! <BR> 2)30 minutes at least of fitness <BR> 3) tracking all food <BR> B)spending more time with my kiddos and hubby <BR> C)finally taking me time <BR> 1) hot long baths with a book <BR> 2) walks with the dogs and MP3 player ( when the weather allows) <BR> D) not sweating the little things <BR> 1) meditate <BR> 2) talk to hubby about being stres... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:53:11 EST 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