KAZINMICH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAZINMICH KAZINMICH'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/ So Confused About Nutrition! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913348 Well, I'm super confused about nutrition, so i've done mroe researching, and that made me even more confused. How much should I eat? Should I focus on Calories, or the type of food, or both? Do I omit certain things or eat a lower carb diet? if I do track my calories, do I listen to the spark people range, or the range the gym lady or my doctor said was "good" to stay in? I'm so lost! I know that some things are good for some people maybe not good for others. But I'm so lost. Is it best to ... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 14:26:15 EST It's been a while.. general update w/puppy pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4898285 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l21263638.jpg"> <BR> Time is flying by & my boy will be 7 months old next week. He is now 95 lbs and all muscle. Such a sweetheart that brings my life so much happiness. Wendle is doing much better now and is having fun playing with the pup. I gained too much weight over the winter so two months ago I started our gym membership back up. I'm finally back down to my "normal" heavy weight - about 15 lbs less that my "heavy" weight. I am loving t... Fri, 25 May 2012 23:13:08 EST insomnia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736134 Every other week im dealing with insomnia since my last fall. Its driving me insane! If hubby is out of town I will get up and clean or do something ive been procrastinating on. He is home so im lying here tossing and turning and listening to the peaceful sounds of the bedroom. Both dogs have the cutest light snoring, and my husband too. Lol. Then there is the fan. I feel peaceful lying here but cant sleep. <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 03:30:22 EST Making Myself Do It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732498 I am going to make myself do it, with or without the motivation. I now have a lifestyle coach that is going to call me once a week (up to 24x per year) to help keep me on track (through a work thing) and I am making myself enter the food in the tracker even though I dont want to see what I really am eating. Depression can kiss my booty. I don't have time or energy to be depressed, I have a life to live and I'm letting it slip away. In two years or more, I do want to move somewhere warm where ... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:10:35 EST why cant i stay motivated.. ugh!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723343 I dont know how to explain what is going on with me except i cant stay focused or moticated on anything. I am just feeling blah most of the time. Im enjoying jogging a bit with the new pup, but thats about it for exercise other than many 15 min walks. As for food im not sure.. im halff doing well. I dont like being this big again but i can discipline myself i am not sure why. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 11:35:20 EST New Bullmastiff Puppy, New Year, New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691053 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l560316428.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello! Here is Mr. Wendle and his new baby brother King Klaus (rhymes with blouse). I've been potty training, and we started puppy class. He's super adorable, crazy hyper! He does give Wendle a run for his money. <BR> <BR> We have started eating healthier again and I am going to try and come back here regularly and really try to change this lifestyle for good again. I haven't gained all my weight back - almost ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:59:10 EST I'm getting a NEW PUPPY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572888 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l640500284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To help me get outta this funk, my husband thought he'd buy me a new puppy for my birthday. He brought me around to meet a few breeders, and I got very discouraged with the horrible money-hungry jerks out there. then out of no where there is this lady, with a pregnant bullmastiff, and the parents are awesome pedigrees, and then we drive out there five days after the babies are born, and she's even more wonderful ... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:58:18 EST Bad habits are hard to break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572804 I remember I was 13 and my mom took a picture of me to "prove" to me how "horrible" I looked. I was in a size 9/10 and I was confident in my body. I didn't have a care in the world. All I heard from 13 onward was how heavy I was, how horrible I dressed, etc, so I started binging & purging, but mostly binging. I yo-yo'd from size 16 - 24 throughout highschool. I was able to get back to a 9/10 for graduation, then back up to a 20. I was stuck in the 20-24 sizes forever, and when I lost weight... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:20:16 EST Eat, eat eat, eat eat eat eat.. ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4561148 I could eat from morning to night. Something is up, and I don't know what. I've even considered buying hypnotic tapes to listen to at night. I just can't seem to eat enough food to be satisfied. It's not the hunger, I know that, but I can't pinpoint what it is, and every time I'm having a good day, where I'm doing excellent, something happens (usually at home with the hubby). He says that we will start back up at the end of November - after my bday and thanksgiving. I have been trying t... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:23:56 EST Antibiotics, Depression & Tight Pants http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4528631 So I didn't realize just how depressed I was until I had a moment to read my previous blogs - once my body gave into a horrible sinus infection, ear infection, and who knows what else. I'm on my second week of antibiotics combined with sinus rinses, and a few other medicines. I'm starting to feel a bit normal physically, and have been doing things like picking up sticks, walking in circles in the house, parking farther away, etc. just to get some extra movement in. My depression hit a low,... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:24:50 EST Yikes! I'm eating how much? Hubby Sabatoge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4517074 So I need to really set some ground rules at home again. I'm looking at the container my hubby packed me last night for lunch today. I ate half of it and I'm stuffed, so I'm looking at the other half thinking, wow that's a lot of food he packed. Last night he made my plate for me - which is uncommon. I couldn't eat all of that either - I told him too much, he agreed. Night before he bought chips & dip. I was smart, i got a small bowl of chips and a couple tablespoons of dip - better tha... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 13:42:25 EST Lollygagging no more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508284 I will not lollygag (or procrastinate) any more! I will hold myself accountable, I will track things so I am back on track. NO MORE EXCUSES. I am going to stop wallowing over why I allow certain things to take control, or the bad luck that I've had lately. Enough! I have to look at all the positive happy things in my life. I have so much to look forward to also. I did get some exercise in the past few days, however I didn't log it, and I ate more than I should have a few nights. Well, I... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:26:32 EST Still here, Still starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4500030 I am still trying to get this under control and take the time to post my food. It's so difficult! I just don't get on the laptop aside from work because there's always soo much to do. Clean, Cook, errands, etc. I'm trying to make myself take care care of myself better. It's so frustratingly hard. My work also seems to be getting so busy! Plus I'm training someone, so even more work. I still haven't gotten motivated enough to begin exercising again. I see it in my head, my brain, I r... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:25:36 EST What is a good friend? What does it mean to you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4494764 So, I don't have any friends in Michigan that I hang out with on a regular basis. I only have one or two good friends, and even those friendships aren't regular. I miss having friends, I miss feeling like I have friends. So I got to thinking, am I a good friend? And what does being a good friend mean to me? Do other people feel the same way about what makes a good friend? I know when we have children, we start young teaching them how to be good friends through sharing, through conversat... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:02:08 EST Just some ramblings for me to reflect on later... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4494745 I have no clue what to title this blog entry. I realized yesterday, after I threw a fit for not getting my 10cents off per gallon, yelled at a woman for driving without her headlights on, and then broke down crying - because I'm so sick of people not following laws, being safe, etc. and feeling like I'm getting all their tickets and issues they should get.. lol.. that if I don't do something now my depression will spiral outta control (along with my weight and other good things..) So every t... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:51:57 EST Spiriling Outta Control - Help Needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4484956 I am feeling so out of control and overwhelmed. I've come back here for support, I'm not sure where else to turn. I think I'm going to find a therapist to visit for a few months. So what's going on? I'm really not sure. I've been adjusting to my hubby's new job (gone for 25 days, then 14, then 4, then 8, he's now home for a week) and taking care of everything when he's gone. His 19 yr old sister came to stay with us for a few weeks and drove us insane - he was gone all but 3 days for th... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:12:00 EST Daughter's stealing my new Pants! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4428167 So I made it to a place where my daughter and I are within a pant size of each other. She's about 1/2 pant size smaller than me - mostly the thigh area is smaller on her than me. Well, I bought her a bunch of clothes for school, and found four pairs of jeans in our size that were marked down to $1.96 at JC Penny, so I bought all of them. I also picked up two pairs of really nice name brand pants at the reuse store for $2 each. I bought her 3 pairs of brand new pants since I just bought he... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:05:27 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4401033 So my hubby has been gone for 2 weeks with his new job, and it's running over, so he's gone for at least one more week. In the mean time my daughter is driving me insane. There's the usual 16 year old grumpy complaining girl, and of course don't forget when she has to tell me what to do in her rude voice. . which makes me want to backhand her (but I don't). I haven't been exercising. I've been doing a lot of cleaning, some wall pushups & squats here and there, but nothing regular. I'm goi... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 22:09:32 EST Starting Over - Phase 2 - Goals Reset! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4370195 Starting this morning I decided I really need to start everything over fresh. I know I lost 60 lbs, but now I need to lose 50 more, so no more procrastinating or maintaining. Time to whip myself into shape! the next six months will be more challenging than the first six. I am going to face new challenges, feelings, fears, emotions. I haven't been this weight/size since I was a teenager, and a lot of those insecure feelings are coming up. I'm scared of losing more weight and having to ma... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:46:14 EST Hubby has New Job - Finally some Normal Routine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4355130 Well, my hubby quit his job almost 2 weeks ago - about 3 days after we got back from vacation. He then headed out to upstate NY & VT to work with his step-fathers friends businesses just to have extra income. Right before he left he had a job interview. Well, on Wednesday they called him and asked if he'd come in for a follow up interview on Friday, so he drove back home from upstate NY (around 800ish miles). He interviewed for 1 hr 45 minutes. an hour after the interview he received the... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:13:19 EST Back From Vacation! Pics! NH,VT,NY,NJ, Bobsledding & more! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4333811 I had a WONDERFUL vacation! And now I'm back and getting back into routines. First with work, home and now online. :) Here is a snapshot of vacation: <BR> Went to NH to see my father - only the third time meeting with him as an adult and it was awesome <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l686733993.jpg"> <BR> Then drove through VT stopping a few places along the way <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l631826379.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:51:17 EST Half way Slump.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4298257 I'm in an exercise slump. I am having trouble making myself find the time to exercise. I get in a few little 10 minute walks a day, here and there, purposefully walking more, but that's it and it doesn't feel like real exercise to me. I'm so happy I'm down 60 lbs. I know I need to at least loose 21 more so I'm under 200. Then another 20 to be the skinniest I've been since 94 (before my daughter was born). Then I will be very happy. I still don't "see" that I've lost weight mentally. I... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:26:08 EST TY & Half Way Check-in after being gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4282939 Thank you all for your suggestions and thoughts!! About 2 weeks ago I felt burnt out. Between being on the computer at work all day, then going home to log more stuff on sparkpeople, and sell more stuff on ebay, I just felt burnt out. I dreaded going on the computer. So I started coming on here less and less. I do miss some of it (spark) And I'm ready to recommit myself to the next 50 lbs to lose. I did not gain (nor lose) any weight during my 2 weeks off (yeah). vacation is coming up ... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 11:12:45 EST Give Me Suggestions to lose Upper Body Weight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4252727 So far I've gone from size 26 pants to size 16/18. I've lost over 50lbs. I've only gone from a 24/26 shirt to a 22. I've gone down a bra size (both band and cup) but only one. I'm feeling lopsided. Top heavy. I would like to add something to my exercise & workout routine that focuses on my top half catching up with my bottom half. Please, any suggestions!!! <BR> <BR> I have the biggest loser last chance workout, 30 day jumpstart, and shred-it with weights, MTVs grind workout tape, a... Tue, 24 May 2011 09:31:22 EST Ooopsie! Made a bad choice at dinner.. lol yikes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4248032 Well, we celebrated our 1st anniversary as a married couple (tomorrow) today. Hubby really wanted to go out to dinner somewhere that is special (meaning, not healthy). So we went out to mexican and I did pretty good up until dessert. We couldn't agree on one to split. .so we ended up each having our own. I'm not going to beat myself up because it's a once a year thing, however, my body is VERY mad at me. I feel sick from the sugar and eating too much of the not so healthy stuff. I did d... Sat, 21 May 2011 23:35:07 EST Smiles - Grinning Ear to Ear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4246466 I rode another 9.5 miles today on my bicycle. Sure it drizzled a little bit, but we rode past that rain cloud into the sunshine. <BR> <BR> I look around and I can't help but grin from ear to ear. Birds are chriping, squirrels are doing their spazy-tail-jerking dances running around to find things to get into. Frogs are bellowing, and beautiful bees are finding their flowers. Don't forget to look at the clouds and find shapes, or pillows, or beautiful scenery that would look great as a ... Sat, 21 May 2011 00:02:13 EST Supercalafragilisticexpaladocious! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4244572 I'm not sure if that's spelled correctly, but that's how I FEEL at the moment! <BR> <BR> I love watching our female deers venture in and out of the yard. Today one was just lying there eating the grass. She only left when we took the bikes out of the truck. It was so peaceful just standing there watching her. <BR> <BR> I LOVE cycling! We rode 10 miles today. Started out on a paved trail, then to packed, then to side roads, then to curvy hilly dirt roads, back to the paved trail, then I... Fri, 20 May 2011 00:31:50 EST New Arrival To Our Clan!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4238244 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l575261159.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The first newborn on our property this year! I am hoping this is a sign spring is here! Last year we had twins born in the field next door, and the previous year we had one born in the woods. This one is a few feet from our fire pit, about 10 feet from our house & driveway. I'm sure momma will move her before I get home. I just wanted to share my morning smile with you. Hopefully I will have more time to get ... Tue, 17 May 2011 09:41:14 EST Driver's Ed Jeep Ran Out Of Gas!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4232003 Oh My Goodness! My daughter is in Driver's Ed. She's doing excellent, however the two teachers (a married couple) are really upsetting her, and I don't blame her. They are so unreliable and Crazy! The husband has yelled over the phone at her in front of the kids. The wife is always late to everything. And to top it off yesterday the Jeep ran out of gas with my daughter driving it!!! Right in a turn lane in front of a gas station on an incline. I went to pick her up and helped the guy ... Sat, 14 May 2011 11:04:34 EST Help! Cravings: Sugar, Candy, Cookies, Bad things! ACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4225139 I'm sitting here at work at my desk and I'm just Craving Sweets! I already had my morning oatmeal and banana, plus 16 ounces of water. I have an orange and apple too, but I wanted to save those for later. I have access to a ton of candy, although I haven't gotten into them. I'm not saying "yet" because I haven't added them to my food plan for the day because I NEED to get this sugar craving (addiction) under control again. I think I'm going to have to do a fast again this weekend to rese... Wed, 11 May 2011 10:12:32 EST Goals, Habits, Tracking, Blogging, huh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4224406 Ok, I'm going to set myself some new goals and hold myself accountable. With the 5% challenge I need to remember to blog, comment on other's blogs, track all my exercise both in my tracker and on the post, and keep up with whatever other challenges are there. LOL. So my goals are going to incorporate that. <BR> <BR> 1. Track my food & exercise Daily. I missed a few days this past month. No more excuses. <BR> 2. Comment on other people's blogs daily. I love having friends on here, and ... Tue, 10 May 2011 23:36:56 EST Spring has SPRUNG! WHOO HOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4221677 It's beautiful out! The green grass is growing thick and luscious! The Dandelions have taken over my yard! It's amazing how happy spring weather makes me! I did yard work Saturday - Lots of picking up sticks. I got laughed at for doing my lunges, squats, curls, etc. while picking up sticks! Jillian Michaels taught me well. I kicked butt! Sunday I spent half the day rearranging & cleaning. I was a sweaty mess! I did spend the whole day cleaning too. Today after work I got in 75 minutes... Mon, 9 May 2011 21:53:30 EST Busy Busy, but I will Make TIME. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4213484 I've been very busy the past week or two. I generally work 40-45 hours per week minimum, add in 1/2 hr commute, doctors appts for my sick kid, trying to get exercise in, spend quality time with my husband & daughter & pets, selling items on ebay, tracking my food, cooking my food, cleaning, sleeping, fixing other people's computers & recovering lost data, and providing professional resumes for people. Yeah, that's about all I've done. I didn't get any volunteer work in yet this month thoug... Thu, 5 May 2011 23:23:48 EST Peaceful Easy Feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4193734 In my head the Eagles are Playing.. I got a peaceful easy feeling.. and I do feel peaceful. The weather is finally getting warmer. I don't mind the Thunderstorms. The grass is getting greener. 50 more lbs to shed for goal weight. I'm half way there! I could not have imagined feeling this good four months into a year that started out so horrible. But I feel good, at peace. Yeah, we are maxed out on bills as my hubby would say, but we can pay all the bills we need to pay, so we aren't goi... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:54:30 EST Someone Finally Noticed - Down 45 Lbs with Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4177577 Finally someone who doesn't know about my new lifestyle choices, sparkpeople, etc. noticed that I have lost weight. Even the people who know I'm trying to be healthy haven't said anything to me, so I've been a little disappointed. Well, I wore my new 18s from Old Navy, along with an XL top (on the larger size) and a few people checked me out and didn't say anything. Finally the activities director at work (i'm on the committee) asked me, "are you losing weight?" I respond "yeah" she respon... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:11:19 EST "Rain Rain go away" Does not mean I want Snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4174222 Yes, SouthEastern Michigan (prolly all of Michigan) is SNOWING again. Ahem, the tulips are blooming, I put my hibiscus out the other day.. ahem.. lol.. I did wish for it to stop raining. I guess I should have been more specific and asked for Sunshine. LOL. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was out and about all day! We went everywhere, eight stores, for groceries & clothing. My daughter's bday money was burning a hole in her pocket. I think I had about 4 hours of walking in! Then this morning, I... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:32:50 EST Ok, so no normal day yet.. but.. lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4170771 So I haven't quite had a normal day yet. However today I did intentionally get my workout in. I started back up the biggest loser last chance workout. I've started selling clothes on ebay again. I put up a bunch of my 24/26 that are too big and some of the 22s. :) :) I will never allow myself to get to that size again! I've bought two 16s from Avenue that fit and one pair of 18s from Old Navy that fit. I'm going to work on my upper half more to try and get that to match the bottom half... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:12:59 EST Tomorrow Will be the First NORMAL day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4160191 Being without a car really messed up my schedule, my priorities, my workouts, my food planning, everything!!! I am so excited that tomorrow I will be back on schedule with everything normal! :) :) I can drop my daughter off at school, get to work on time, leave work on time, go home and workout, cook dinner, pick up the house and then eat as a family between 6:30/7pm. Yeah! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I bought my Chevy Cruze. I love it! I bought the six speed because I love manual/stick driving!... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:44:12 EST Things will work out, turn on the sunshine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4152822 I have to remind myself, things have a way of working out in my life for the better. This vehicle, while shocking and sad for it to break down at the wrong moment, is actually a blessing in disguise. I work with professionals who drive really nice cars - and mine looked like the ones the interns drive. LOL. I can't take friends with me to lunch in it etc. So we are due for a new vehicle soon anyway. The other thing is it's making my husband appreciate the job he hates. lol. He doesn't min... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 23:05:35 EST Trying to catch up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4148885 I'm trying to catch up on here, i had a great positive attitude this morning, until I called the car repair shop. They want 2k to fix my car - which is worth around 1,500 - 2,000 working. I guess I'm going to have to start car shopping. I REALLY did not want another car payment. I'd love to cry right now, but I'm at work, and I look so pretty, lol.. yeah, I think I look good today despite everything. I was having a positive morning. I dropped the hubby off at his work 45 minutes early so... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 09:50:25 EST Update 4/4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4141726 Ok, A quick update. <BR> <BR> Good News: Down a few more lbs. Wore size 16W pants!!! Bought 2 pairs (started at 24/26 Jan 1st). Daughter said it was the best birthday ever! Says she's happy for the first time in her life we feel like a true family. Yeah! tummy is feeling a bit better. <BR> <BR> Bad news: I dropped my car off Saturday to get checked out for the sensor light coming on. Well, They found a hole in a plastic tube from the oxygen sensor - nice cheap fix, right? Well, th... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 14:44:21 EST Feelin a lil better, doc visit, & almost daughters bday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4131816 I'm swallowing a little better today! Yeah! The doc is sending me to get an upper GI scope done, and gave me some things to try in the meantime. I did eat some oatmeal and a banana so far today (yeah) and I'm going to make mashed potatoes for tonight. It's still hard to swallow food, but it's not as painful :) My lower GI stuff is okeydokey! SO I'm half better! lol <BR> <BR> I can't believe tomorrow is April Fools. Sixteen years ago tomorrow, I went into labor with my daughter. I just... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:17:47 EST A Poopy Night.. but I do have the dr appt in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4130225 Sorry for spammin the blogs today and such a poopy topic!! <BR> <BR> I'm going to the doctor tomorrow morning. I'm so frustrated with them, I called at 8am and the nurse was like, oh you are constipated and have MS you are fine.. take this and this for a week and call us back. I told her to have the dr call me back, nope. I had to call and talk to another nurse who put the message through to the doc. at 3:30 I get a call they want to get me in asap. DUH. really? lol. So now I have to ... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 21:23:18 EST Plugged Up. Hmph. (sorry for the topic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4128297 I really don't want to blog about stuff like this, but I must. By blogging I have a reference point to go back to should I suddenly say, "hey, I dealt with this before" So here goes. <BR> <BR> A few months ago we added a multi-vitamin to our diet. Well, for me that equaled constipation. So I took a stool softener with mild laxative to try and work through that. Well, that didn't work, so I took the multi-vitamin every other day, still didn't work, so I stopped taking it. My body sti... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 05:04:08 EST Funniest Text Msg Ever! LOLOLOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4125000 Sprint has a Voicemail to Text option on my phone. I just had to share this laugh with you. What the voicemail actually said.. no where close.. but this is funny: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l220514733.jpg"> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 20:27:32 EST Month end reporting this week - busy bee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4123314 It's month end reporting this week. So I'm on here right before my reports start (they are running right now). I've been a bit behind in tracking other goals, reading blogs, and updating my spark team comments & what not. I am hoping to check in at least twice a day to track food/exercise and a few comments, however if you don't see me, it's because I'm hiding under a ton of excel spreadsheets & access databases! lol. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful week! Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:04:25 EST What I accomplished today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4118467 I'm writing this to spark myself into feeling better. <BR> <BR> Today I got all the work done I needed to in order to prepare for month end next week. I also put out a few fires at work and assisted others. <BR> <BR> Today I dragged the treadmill upstairs from the basement using my arms, not my back. It felt great to feel strong! I also tossed the twin boxspring downstairs in order to put the treadmill in the spare bedroom upstairs. I have started the cleaning process in the spare r... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:43:06 EST Advice Needed/Bullying - I'm Upside Down with Stress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4117374 I really need advice because I am very upset and very close personally to the issue, so I'm not sure if I'm thinking rationally. It's been a stressful week for us - after 90 days my husbands new job is now firing people, and put him on a horrible schedule where he will be home on Thursdays and Fridays - working all other days of the week. When his schedule switches he will be working 10 days in a row without a day off. Becca is having issues at school again with some girls and guys calling... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:53:45 EST Busy & sleepy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4114060 Sorry I'm not here much this week. By the time I get through my work day, and then family stuff, and then logging the food & stuff, I run out of energy! I'm exhausted. I'm headed to bed right now and hoping my nose stays clear enough to sleep through the night. I wish this weather would make up it's mind!!! It's icy outside right now. the deer, squirrels and birds were trashing my bird feeders (they broke/ate one) in preparation for this weather. I should always listen to them, they se... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 23:07:37 EST I know what's wrong.. hubby figured it out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4105717 I have had all my bloodwork done - that's ok. I do have some allergies acting up - which is normal. I have MS so fatigue comes with the territory. My husband figured out what's going on with me though. I'm depressed because my legs have been so sore and in so much pain, weird pain. Not pure aching pain or dull pain. Like a burning pain along with a feeling that the only way I can describe is rigamortis. Like my muscles are shriveling up in my leg. As he said, there isn't anything I ca... 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