LAWOMAN2's SparkPeople Blog LAWOMAN2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Bad Days are OK! I can not believe I just said that! <em>40</em> <BR> That in itself is a breakthrough for me! For those here that know me, you know I usually give up at the first sign of failure. <em>39</em> Well yesterday was HORRIBLE. See, hubby and I quit smoking 10 days ago and I was doing fine. <em>270</em> A few issues here and there, but that is to be expected. Then I started back here Monday. Was great for a couple days, even dealt with the pain Tuesday and not being able to work out... Thu, 9 May 2013 11:32:43 EST Back.....Again. Almost a year has gone by and a lot has happened. Mostly though, I have realized I need Spark People and my groups here! I can't do this alone. Back is better! Still have episodes, but probably always will. I haven't been back to the chiro as I wanted though; no money, but will soon I am hoping. I did go off ALL meds and feel great. No more drugged up feeling! Not any more pain either! Using more essential oils for more ailments and it's helping a ton. Also back into my yoga and usi... Mon, 6 May 2013 14:41:37 EST Dr. Appt. Well I threw a fit and got an appointment with my surgeon yesterday. They put me on a steroid to get the inflamation down and upped my muscle relaxer. If I am still having spams Monday then I go in for a MRI again. Most importantly I am feeling better mentally. This really really got to me this time. I am looking into even more holistic studies to help since traditional medical ways are not working. I just need to get moving again! I do feel a little better today. The "non-spams" times... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:32:34 EST Back to the begining....again. Well, I am sure most you of have noticed that I have not been very active on here lately. I was working a ton and getting the girls ready for all of their things. I have been selling Watkins at the local Farmer's Market and loving it! Had a couple shows for both Watkins and the oils, which were a blast. Things were looking up...... <BR> <BR> And then...... <BR> <BR> This past Saturday while setting up the Farmer's Market, I moved the wrong way and the back went poof. Had to get myself ... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:53:04 EST Offline until Monday! So things have been a little stressful and with the B-Day tomorrow I have decided to take the rest of the weekend off. I will be back on Monday! Tonight I have oldest's ballet and dinner to make for all, tomorrow B-day, garage saling!, softball and drinks (maybe) if I am still awake! I also have taxes (yes one more client) and Watkins work to do as well, plus schange some things over in my house. BUSY! so no computer until then! I'll see ya all soon!!! Fri, 18 May 2012 14:06:54 EST May Goals! Well here it is. May 1, 2012. The begining of my most dreaded month so far in my life! Why you ask.....I am turning the big 40 on the 19th. This from the woman that cried for 2 hours about turning 25!!! My biggest goal is to stop worrying about getting old. It happens to all of us. So what if I am getting bi-focals this week. Who cares if I hurt more than some 80 year olds. WHO CARES!! <BR> <BR> The rest of my normal goals are this...... <BR> ~Keep logging food M-F (i take as much... Tue, 1 May 2012 10:57:16 EST Back and HAPPY! Good Morning! I am almost fully recovered from the infection that had me in the hospital for 4 days. Wounds are almost all healed and off the antibiotics finally. My energy level is coming back too! That I think was the slowest part of recovery!! I also have a new outlook on things. Not sure why or how, and personally I don't care! I just know that I am happier than I have been in years. I am motivated to work my businesses and grow both individually and in buisness. Please know that... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:54:43 EST Hospital Day 2 Well, today is a better day! I didn't get my Iv antibiotics until 11 last night, 6 hours after I got here for them! I finally got 4 straight hours of sleep with no blood draws, vitals, etc.! Today I have an AWESOME nurse that has me all up to date, all records fixed, everything! What a difference a good nurse makes! Make sure when you have a good experience (with medical staff, waitress, anything) you point that out to their bosses. We are quick to complain but not so quick to complimen... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:46:51 EST IN HOSPITAL! Well, I went to a wound care clinic this morning about my after surgery issues (LOL), and the Dr. there wanted me admitted asap. He is ordering IV antibiotics and wants me to have a ton of tests and see a ton of dr.'s. Guess this means we will get to the bottom of this though! That's a good thing at least. I am trying to think positive...quiet time, relax, away form noisy house and kids! But then I think....AWAY FROM KIDS (both human and 4 legged). Guess I'll make it! Will be here 2-3 ... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:16:58 EST GOOD DAY! First day of spring break usually brings additional stress for me, but not this year! My wonderful husband had purchased some massage packages for me that I have not been able to use. I called last week and talked to one of the therapists about my situation and explained I can not lay on my stomach. He promised he could still do a great job so I made my appointment. WOW! what a way to start the week! Sure it wasn't as great and there were some stops he couldn't get to as well, but still... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:25:38 EST Stress and Surgery Well, this surgery was supposed to help my back pain. Only I could get a damn infection 3 weeks into recovery. Of course Dr. blew me off for 5 days. Finally got my GPs office to throw a fit at surgeon and got in and got antibiotics. Now I am on all my regular meds, (oh byt my Celexa was doubled), plus antibiotics (oh yeah...this one causes joint pain, YAY), and now muscle relaxants. So much for my stress level lowering. I am about to loose my mind! i just want this all over so I can mo... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:44:04 EST No pain today?? I am scheduled for my shot today and am soooo happy. My back is on schedule....exactly 3 months between shots. I hope he keeps me on this schedule so I can keep moving!! If I have to go longer between them it won't be pretty! Anyway,......I will be out of action the rest of the day cuz afterwards I have to lay still for awhile. I will be back in action tomorrow as much as I can. Hope you all have a wonderful day!!! Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:19:10 EST I'm Back Well sort of! I wanted to thank all of you that left me encouraging messages during my mini breakdown! Even though I did not respond back right away, it really did help me!! I am feeling much better and am proud to say I didn't gain any weight. I didn't loose, but no gain. That said a lot to myself and made me happy that I can do this. I just had too many things going on at the same time and couldn't handle it all at once. I am back in the swing of things, but the girls are home this w... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:05:06 EST Having a BAD BAD Day Must be getting close to my 'time of the month' because I am super sensitive today! I am upset about everything, crying and jus all around having a crappy day. I know I should exercise and make things better, but I just can't. Panic attack earlier and just not getting up unless I have to. I know it will pass. it always does. Just want it to hurry! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:05:28 EST Happy St. Patty's Day! <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <BR> I want to wish all of my Irish friends a very Happy St. Pat's Day...and also to those that wish they were on this blessed holiday!! No matter what we are all trying to do here, we all need a breather sometimes! Take a break today (respoonsible one though!) and have a Green Beer and some Irish Soda Bread. Sorry....don't like corned beef!! lol <B... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:13:02 EST A Day of Reflections Wow time goes by so quickly. 2 years ago today I was in the hospital giving birth to my youngest. <em>251</em> Seems like yesterday! A lot has changed in the past 2 years, but on thing that will never change is my love for my girls. <em>129</em> Everything was different with this one, except the Dr. and the Hospital! For the first time, I went into labor on my own. Sitting on my couch clipping coupons! Hubby was cleaning the garage and we had planned to get the last few things toget... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:12:33 EST I'm BACK! WOW what a week it was. I told you all I felt it coming and boy did it. I was so sick for 3 days. I couldn't keep anything down and slept or was in the bathroom the whole time. I haven't been that sick for a long time. Needless to say, I got nothing done! Sure worked those abs though LOL. Even though I was feeling better late Friday, I took the rest of the weekend off to recover. I ate whatever I wanted...which still wasn't much! We did get to the Irish Parade and saw Chris Medina an... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:09:35 EST Sick again...?? Well yesterday started out great. Not sure if it was too much cleaning or what but about 3pm or so I started feeling icky. Unfortunately, my neighbor that cleans my house is also sick, so I had to clean again today! I did log the cleaning both days as it is about all I can do. Last night I fell asleep before I got my supermans done, and not feeling up to them yet today, so there goes my grea record for MARCH challenge. BUT I am not going to beat myself up over it. I have to listen to my... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:34:50 EST Great Week!! I am so glad I joined the M-A-R-C-H Challenge! Besides keeping me going towards my goals, it has helped me make new friends. The weight loss has been great too.....but you'll have to wait until tomorrow for the official weigh in!! I feel so much better, and have so much more energy! Greatest thing is that it's only been a week! Imagine how things will be at the end of the challenge! I can't wait for the next 3 weeks!! Thanks Team!! Sun, 6 Mar 2011 21:55:42 EST Chuck E. Cheese...and UNDER my targets! WOW, what a day this was. First we went to Boarders since they are going out of business. I got a new Yoga Back Care video. <em>401</em> <BR> Girls got a ton of stuff!! <BR> <BR> Then off to Chuck E. Cheese for a Birthday party. Of course I thought this was gonna ruin everything but made myself a promise to not beat myself up. WELL IT DIDN'T!! The mom got a veggie plate and some subs for the adults! I ate a lot of the veggies and a piece of the sub. Even though it was high numbers... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 21:26:03 EST Slow Day WOW am I dragging today. Yesterday was so great and now today I am all behind schedule and don't feel like doing crap! I did finaly get in 10 minutes of cardio but nothing else yet. Will get it done sometime today! I was ready to go to sleep at 8:50 last night!!! Fought to stay up longer. Still bla this morning...but I did "start" so hoping that is all it is. I may not get 30 mins in today and that's OK. I will do the rest, do my MARCH challenge and eat all in all it will s... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 13:55:21 EST M-A-R-C-H...what it's done for me! I was planning on waiting until tomorrow to blog about this as it is a weekly requirement. I had thought I would talk about what I did and didn't do or the week. I couldn't wait anymore to discuss what I am getting from this challenge!! <BR> <BR> One of my favorite teams....Determination and Accountability, had a new MARCH challenge. Now, I had not joined any team challenges in any of my groups before this one, so it was a first. Now Monday I had decided to get orking harder, so I though... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 13:47:54 EST Good Day! As I write this at 9pm I am smiling. This doesn't happen often by this time of night, but it has again been a good day. Not quite the bliss as when the girls were getting along, but still good! I have found that the crunches are just not possible, but have put in other things in place and am not hurting mearly as much!! That means I have worked out 3 days in a row!! Think this is the first time for doing that. I may have gotten 10 mins of cardio in, but not the strength and cardio and t... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 22:02:28 EST Do I Dare to Hope!? I have had a pretty good day. Shelby and I didn't fight this morning, as we usually do. Teagan and her were joking and being nice to each other!! I am realizing how much they effect my moods and anger. I guess never having a sibling makes it hard for me to understand, but I don't get how they can be so mean to each other. Then to turn around and treat me like I am crap just gets to me. Of course we talk and talk and talk about it and it changes for a little while, but then a couple days... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 14:38:38 EST Working through Soreness Well, my back has been hurting since my workout last Monday. I have stretched out, taken my meds, nothing is helping. So instead of sitting on my butt again today, I have decided to change up my exercises today and get something in at least. Then instead of yoga being the last of 3 sessions, I am going to try to make it FIRST. Maybe that will help. I am tired of hurting and tired of not doing anything because of it. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:23:20 EST Remembering what is Important! As I sit at my computer today, my obsession with Idol took over and I had to read all of the spoilers. Well they did not make me happy, and I am hoping they are wrong, but they did make me start thinking about what is important in life. As some of you know (and can tell from my status every Idol night) I am a fan of Chris Medina. This is not by chance! His fiancé Julianna is my nieces best friend. For those who don't know the story, Julianna was in a horrific car accident 2 months before... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:50:14 EST Hard day to Remember ~ But I WILL have a Good Day! February 22, 1949: <BR> <BR> This was the day the most wonderful mother was born. Hard to believe she would be 62 years old today. Why is that so hard??? Because she passed away May 21, 1992....2 days after my 20th birthday, after being in a coma since January, 1989 when I was 16. <BR> <BR> I'm not gonna lie, we had our problems...hello I was a teenager!! She herself had emotional issues that caused problems in our relationship as well. I say she was the most wonderful mom because ... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:27:09 EST What a Day! My day started our not so good! <em>39</em> <BR> I had people on here arguing with me over stupid stuff and guess it just got me set off. WELL, instead of letting it get to me, I dismissed it and remembered what I always tell my daughters....Not everyone is going to like you....and I let it go!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Then we (the 2 oldest are out of school so they were home) worked out! I did my Biggest Looser challange for the day.. <em>417</em> , then a 10 minute cardio video on here ... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:15:05 EST I DID IT!! So...I woke up sick but didn't let it stop me! That in itself is a huge step for me. I didn't do all I had wanted, but still did a lot. I set up my new wii Biggest Looser 'game' and did the 10 minute starter even though I had no cardio planned today. I also did part of my strength excersises (part was the above workout though) and plan on yoga tonight if my head stops pounding. We also went shopping and got all good food! NO JUNK left in the house (except what he is taking to work tomor... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 17:48:26 EST Today is it! The last day of being unhealthy, tired, sore (well in a bad way!) and not caring. Tomorrow begins the new me. Once and for all I will do this. I have kids need me, my hubby needs me and most importantly I need me. The pain will not go away until I do this, both physically and mentally. Many have said I was putting it off. NO, have never stuck to it when I have started on 1/1, so I changed my date! A little psych for me!! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:00:40 EST