KAT15108's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAT15108 KAT15108'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/ Woo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850938 I made it 3 days in a row to 9Round in Gaffney. I am going to try for 5 next week. Today is definitely a rest day though. I am going to go for a 10 minute walk just to get in my 10 minutes a day though. I'm considering that "taking it easy" and resting. I really like the 9Round workout. It seems to fly by and I think it is easier for me to go consistently if I go in the middle of the day. I'm not a morning person so I don't like waking up early to go before work and after work I'm so ready to... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:02:02 EST Spark Coach entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850190 To me, health means.. <BR> -not struggling to catch my breath after one flight of stairs <BR> -eating what my body needs and not what my head thinks I need <BR> Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:01:37 EST Spark coach entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849361 I feel freaking awesome!!! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:05:53 EST Stress busting, Week 1, day 5 and Spark Coach Community step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848470 Stress busting: <BR> I have a free trial at 9Round today at lunch. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm also nervous about it. I know very little about kickboxing and I've never had any sort of trainer. I'm hoping the physical activity will help me overcome that stress. I'm also hoping I'll enjoy it and be able to make it through the entire circuit. I managed to make it 15 minutes on my elliptical last night, I'm finally seeing progress there. <BR> <BR> Spark Coach, avoiding temptation: <BR> ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:26:05 EST Stress busting week 1, day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847544 I didn't post yesterday because a migraine took me out. I woke up today and everything feels off. <BR> <BR> I'm really discouraged with my fitness. Everytime I workout, it seems harder than the last time. I thought it was supposed to get easier, but it isn't. <BR> <BR> I am managing to stick with planning meals. Its easy to get everything together the night before so I can grab it and go. <BR> <BR> I don't know what is wrong right now. Night before last, I got really moody and felt like ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:55:44 EST Stress busting challenge Week 1, day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845469 I managed to get out of bed earlier than normal for the weekend. I immediately got dressed and jumped on the elliptical and barely made 10 minutes. <em>24</em> <BR> I shouldn't let that bother me, especially since I'm just getting back into exercising regularly. For some reason, it bothers me. I think I have a slightly (maybe more than) tendency toward for perfectionism. I can't stand it when I do something wrong. So the thought in my head is "geez, Kat, you can't even go 10 minutes, how ... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 09:52:59 EST Stress busting challenge Week 1, day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844879 Things that stress me out: <BR> -bills <BR> -my health <BR> -not being able to do 10 minutes of cardio on an elliptical <BR> -stupid people <BR> -panic attacks <BR> <BR> Things I can control: <BR> -how much I spend so that I can pay bills <BR> -how I eat and how I exercise to become healthier <BR> -how often I workout so I can adjust to longer times doing cardio <BR> -how much attention I pay to stupid people <BR> <BR> The main things that stress me out, I can control, or at least control ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 15:34:22 EST 5 Great Reasons That Inspire Me to Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843865 From Spark Coach Daily Community Task. 1. Exercising releases endorphins that can help fight depression and anxiety. 2. Exercising can help delay the early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. 3. I won't have to buy new work clothes because the ones I have are too tight. 4. I will get to buy new work clothes because the ones I have are too big. 5. If I get in shape and lose weight, then theme parks will be much more fun (I can fit in the roller coaster seats easier, walking all day will not be... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:37:55 EST New Year, New Me? Or New Day, New Me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842861 I'm trying to avoid the cliche New Year's resolution goal setting thing since they don't seem to work. I posted on Facebook that I was ready to leave behind the negativity of last year and embrace the positive I see in my future. I am ready for that. <BR> I'm getting my job-life in order. This past year I was fired from a job that I loved. I was hired for a similar job a few weeks later and walked out after 90 days because the environment (especially management) was toxic and I was tired of ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 13:09:15 EST A Little Edgy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734362 So I have to go back to the shelter to pick up heartworm prevention for my dogs. I emailed yesterday to have it filled so I shouldn't have to spend too much time there. I'm super anxious about it. That place holds so many memories and walking in there is going to remind me of what I am missing. <BR> At least I'll get to talk to a couple of people that I really miss. <BR> <BR> Overall, my new meds seem to be working. I had a visit with the psych yesterday and told him what had happened betwe... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:19:19 EST Its been a while again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729140 So about 2 weeks ago I went to a therapist and she decided it would be in my best interest to see a psychiatrist. I have officially been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder and I have depressive tendencies due to these. I am ok with that part. My new meds seem to be working very well. <BR> Last Wednesday I was fired from my job. A job that I absolutely loved. I never wanted to work any other place or do anything else. I was a vet assistant for a low income... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:27:18 EST Still here.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679817 The depression isn't going away. It takes alot to get my mood up and very little to knock it down again. I bit the bullet and made an appointment with my doctor. I go to see her this Wednesday. I'm hoping she will give me a referral to a psychiatrist (my insurance won't cover it unless I get a referral from my GP). Last time I asked, she ignored the request. <BR> I think something is wrong with me. Every little thing seems to set off an anxiety attack. Making decisions is becoming more diffi... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:09:56 EST I keep meaning to post, but life happens.. and stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673116 It has been a month since my last post, but at least I have been on the site every day. :-) <BR> <BR> I mowed the lawn for the first time this year. I really like cutting grass. I have almost an acre and a push mower and a hilly-ish back yard. It burns tons of calories and takes me close to 2 hours to cut and I get thinking time. <BR> <BR> I hit a really big depression a week ago. I didn't want to do anything. Everyone hated me and I sucked at everything (not really, but that is definitely... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:43:48 EST Sunday = Cleaning house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649100 I'm starting this entry with how I feel today. <BR> I feel good. My mood is light. My knees don't hurt. Nothing is weighing on my mind. Not much is worrying me right now (which is surprising since I have an anxiety disorder). <BR> <BR> Sunday's at my house mean cleaning. I do laundry, get the kitchen extra clean, vacuum, clean out critter cages, etc... <BR> At least that is the idea. Sometimes I do a half-a**ed version of these things about an hour before bedtime. I am a master procrastinat... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:14:21 EST I ordered the Spark thing-a-ma-jigger Tracker do-hickey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648017 I've been considering ordering the Spark Activity Tracker and I finally did it today. I'm going to use it when I am at work. I'm interested to see how much activity I do during the day. I work at a low income veterinary clinic as a vet assistant. Most of my day is spent on my feet, walking back and forth down the long hallway between the clinic exam rooms and the clinic office. In the mornings (when I'm in surgery), I am constantly moving, bending, and lifting. We knock prep for surgery on on... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:03:30 EST Everything is breaking.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599051 The last year has been hectic. The last month has been worse. <BR> <BR> Starting Christmas Eve, I have been sick. The snot and fevers have finally gone, but I have a persistent cough that continues to come and go. <BR> <BR> A week and a half ago, I was bitten really bad by a feral cat at work. The bruises and puncture wounds are healing and DHEC should be clearing the animal from quarantine soon. <BR> <BR> Last week a storm knocked out our modem, stereo, Nintendo Wii, and the electroni... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:38:07 EST