LEIGH_AUDRA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEIGH%5FAUDRA LEIGH_AUDRA'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/ Sorry for the Long Wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540347 I just haven't been here. I'm under 160 lbs, close to 155. My family had a loss over the weekend. Our beloved 15 year old dog, Shadow passed away. So I've been dealing with that. <BR> <BR> I'm walking a lot at work. I eat a Greek yogurt and have a bottle of water at my break. I try to get something before work and when I get home. I do wait to lay down after eating. <BR> <BR> I'm not doing so well with drinking more water than tea,but I'll work on that. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:16:38 EST A New Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343873 Tomorrow I'm starting over. I've got enough SlimFast to last a week. So I'm starting with that. I've increase my cardio on days I don't work to 30 mins. I do think it'll be more the 4-5.5 hours of me walking around though at work. <BR> <BR> I'm drinking mostly water now. So that's helping too. And I mean real water, no tea. I only have that every once in awhile. <BR> <BR> Hopefully, I'll get it right this time. Fri, 3 May 2013 00:40:21 EST Update and Heartburn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291335 I know I haven't updated in awhile. Mostly I've been fine, but since the 10th of this month I've been having to deal with heartburn. Cause I'm being forced to prop my head up, my middle back is hurting. I'm doing Prilosec and taking something till it hopefully kicks in. I think this one, attack, might be bad. My throat is hurting. I am coughing, too. <BR> <BR> I must be annoying my dad cause I'm telling him everything. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:37:39 EST How Yesterday Went http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241197 I'm going to try and keep a food diary. It'll be easier than getting on here and add it a little at a time. I got my 4 hours and 15 mins. of cardio yesterday cause of work. I barely ate before I went to work. I did kinda go crazy with my "dinner". I'm going grocery shopping later today. I plan to get some frozen veggies and more healthy snacks for me. I still have to get stuff my dad and brother will eat, but some of it I won't. <BR> <BR> I plan to get tortillas so I can make wraps. ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 07:38:20 EST How Things Are Going So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238126 For the most part, I'm getting more than 10 mins on my days off. My problem is what and how much I'm eating. I'm going to have to come up with some more things before I go grocery shopping this Thursday. Tue, 5 Feb 2013 01:38:53 EST Over my cold and need to get to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223188 I'm finally over my really bad cold. I lost almost ten pounds, but I've gained it back. So not happy. I would have made my goal in away. I'm going to start tomorrow. I work on Sunday this week so I'm going to start tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I'll be changing the start on my goals, but the end date is the same. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:15:29 EST Just An Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189420 Still working. Going to work on lossing 10 pounds by April. Think I have a cold at the moment. So trying to get better. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 05:28:40 EST Friday, November 9, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130138 Didn't really do anything today. I rested up for the next three days mostly. Forgot to mention I got new shoes for work. I'll wear them tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Also, here's what my hair will probably look the most like from now on. This is after my shower and allowing it to mostly just air dry. I did dry it a bit with my hair dryer, but I don't like really using it too much. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l869507387.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Normally, I put in a Anti-f... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:37:47 EST Update on Nov. 8, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128877 Been feeling good the last few days. I finally got a hair cut. My hair won't be this straight again. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1945575688.jpg"> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 20:54:22 EST Tuesday, October 30, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118443 Sorry for not updating in awhile. Doing well. I do have some bad days, but for the most part it has been good. I'm getting over a cold. I've also lost weight, but can't weigh in cause I need a new battery for my scale. I'm using a belt that was too small. I now can close it by one more hole tighter. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:02:09 EST Friday, October 5, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088543 Well, I felt fairly good today. Nothing too bad. The only sad part is that it seems my stereo has decided to die. At least I can still play my mp3 player on my rarely used now TV. Plan to rest up tomorrow before heading back to work. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 00:35:37 EST Wednesday, October 3, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085975 Well, today wasn't so good. I had some pain in forehead and top towards back, where I hit it. I used the pain cream twice, once to help me sleep and then at around 7 pm. So not too bad I guess. I played some WoW. Tomorrow plan to clean my room some and will rest as much as I can. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 00:00:30 EST Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080123 Well, had today off. So I was lazy. I stayed in my room in my bed for the day. It was also because TOM came for his visit. I did walk a bit, but I tried to take it easy. I did use some of my pain cream early in the morning before I went to sleep. I haven't used any since then. I have been having a bit of pain in forehead. But it wasn't too bad or I would be using cream. Hopefully I'll rest up this coming week when I can. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 01:21:34 EST Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079133 I know I haven't update. Well, yesterday hardly any pain. I finally found me some simple earrings at Target. I also got a copy of MoP for World of Warcraft. Now for today. As I was doing my makeup for work, my full length mirror (the kind you can hang off the back of a door, but I can't cause one of the arms broke) that I had leaning against my bed, fell and hit me on my head on the left side towards back. I did have some pain at work. It was mostly in forehead and back at the top, the... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 02:04:01 EST Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075222 Really no pain today. Feet hurt from work. Well, something odd happened. Remember the aunt I talked about yesterday. Well, one of her sons asked to friend me on Facebook. I'm serious. I looked through his pictures and there were a picture of my Aunt Marie. So I friend him. I still plan to write the letter. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:09:38 EST Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073699 Felt fairly good for most of the day. Did have some pain, but it wasn't bad. Got me some BB cream. I used a sample I got in the Oct. issue of Allure. I got a coupon and got the normal size. I plan to get me some new stud earrings. I didn't find any I really liked at Walmart today. Guess I'll look at work or might try Target or Claire's. I want fake for my earrings cause I leave them in for awhile. <BR> <BR> Ok, I got a letter today from my mother's older sister. I plan to write her ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:45:29 EST Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072258 Really no pain today, but when I did it wasn't bad. Still taking allergy meds. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:49:26 EST Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071051 Had some pain today, but it went away. I took some allergy meds before work. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 01:16:49 EST Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069810 Same as yesterday, but with less pain. I took some allergy sinus med early this morning to help with sinus pressure. I can tell the difference somewhat between the sinus pain and the other head ache. Also I think TOM is close. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:34:55 EST Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068586 Felt good, but did had some pain. Good news is it didn't last long. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:31:07 EST Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067193 I had a bit of pain, but it wasn't really bad. Now it seems to be mostly on the top of my head. Hand's a bit better. It still gives me a bit of a problem, but I can move it a bit more. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:38:12 EST Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065716 Had some pain today, but nothing too bad. Hand's a bit better, still a little stiff. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 01:02:21 EST Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064169 Had some pain today, but for the most part felt ok. The battery of my phone died so had to get a new one. I just got the exact same phone cause I love my phone. So I now using the same one. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:40:17 EST Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062413 Another good day. Hand is still a bit stiff, but not too bad today. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:35:16 EST Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061109 Well, today was fairly good. Only real problem was my stiff left hand, but that came and went. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 01:07:43 EST Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059864 Well, today was pretty good. Didn't really have any pain in forehead at all. My hand is a bit stiff and does hurt a bit. I can move it (example is I'm typing with it). It's still bruised and swollen. I'm watching it. It hurts when I press on the top of my hand but not the palm. <BR> <BR> I was going to go grocery shopping today, but when I went to leave my car wouldn't start. Something is up with the ground on the battery. Hopefully, it'll be all fixed before 4pm tomorrow. Guess w... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:09:24 EST Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058447 Today I was fairly ok. Did have pain in forehead once or twice. Nothing really in the back. Oh, got a new injury to talk about. I think my left hand on the corner of one of my dresser drawers. I did it around 11 this morning. It did bleed, and it has been tender since, but now it's bruised and hurting/sore. So now I have to watch it along with my head. I've included pictures of it. I'm putting ice on it and of course will report back to you all. <BR> <BR> This one is not too long ag... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:07:16 EST Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056974 Had a hard time getting to sleep, but hardly any pain when I was awake. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:06:12 EST Tuesday, September 11, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055371 Moment of silence first please. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l906547259.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We will never forget. We will remember. God Bless America. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, today wasn't too bad. Didn't have much pain. Did start to get stressed out at the beginning of work (for reason I can't release, Company Policy), but calmed myself down. I would say fine for today. I take each day at a time. I did treat myself to a new necklace. Go... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:46:08 EST Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053624 Well, for some reason woke up around 2 am. Went back to sleep around 7am. Slept of and on till 4pm. Got up made dinner. Had some mild pain, nothing too bad. Still mostly in forehead and top of head at the back. I didn't do too much today. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:31:46 EST Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051850 Felt relatively fine today. Didn't any pain at work really. The meds helped a bit, but still had some pain. So not much to report. Think I can say feet hurt just a tad more than head. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:14:18 EST Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050479 Well, it's been a month on the job now. Pain's mostly in forehead now. Dad thinks it's sinuses. So we went and got me some meds for that. Took one around 11:15pm and it's 11:48 pm, but I'm going to give it a bit more time. Hope it is just sinus. I'm also hoping that they will knock me out so I can get some sleep. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 00:49:44 EST Friday, September 7, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049307 Felt ok today. Had a hard time getting to sleep. Had to use topical cream to help with pain. I rested as much as I could. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 02:01:37 EST Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047702 A Vlog about my day. <BR> <BR> Felt fine for most of the day. Did get a headache in my forehead, but went away when I took my shower. Had to do a lot of running around, so that might have caused it, or it was the two bottles of Sundrop I drank. Please watch the video and comment. I'm trying to work on getting this just right. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 21:27:44 EST Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046264 Some mild pain today. It came and went. I did a little walking, not much. Resting today mostly. I did do a little shopping today, but just did it quickly and came home. Might do a Vlog for tomorrow or one tomorrow. Hopefully, I'm mending and healing. <BR> <BR> About the not eating. The problem is sometimes I only eat one meal and day. It's cause I wake up at 1 to 2pm and most of the time head off to work after 4. It takes a while after I wake up for me to get hungry. Normally, wh... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 22:07:16 EST Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044908 For the morning, nothing really. I had vick's on my head. I had to sleep differently, but otherwise nothing out of the ordinary, well for now. Still mild to moderate pain, but mostly mild. When I hope up at 1 pm, had some pain in forehead and just below the top of the back of my head, but as soon as I paid it no mind, it went away. I took a multivitamin. I really just took it to help with what I'm missing cause I'm barely eating. Well, back from work. Really no pain. Hope that contin... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 00:43:02 EST Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043325 I updated for yesterday just after midnight of the 3rd. I write this in parts now instead of updating multiple times a day. So still felt fine after updating for the 2nd. Nothing out of the ordinary. Now after work I have things to report. Had some pain, but only mild while at work. I took the headache medicine instead of aspirin. (It's after midnight on the 4th). I'm about to take some right now. I'm doing a video pain diary to show visual where the pain is, but I'm not posting it h... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 01:17:35 EST Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041895 Well early this morning as I was still up (almost 2am), had some pain, but was trying to ignore it as best I could. Had taken some aspirin at midnight. Seriously thought at the time to take the Rx pain med. I'm debating it. When I woke up finally at 2pm, the longer I was up began to have slight pain. It was only mild. I ate half a can of soup. I drank some grape juice and maybe a 3rd of a litter of water. I watched Netflix to relax before leaving at work. Really no pain at work. Fel... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 01:26:13 EST Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040697 Well, I felt relatively fine all day and at work. I did take some aspirin after not taking anything for two days. I think TOM has arrived, which makes it worse. Had some slight pain, but nothing too bad. Well, off to relax and rest. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 00:47:36 EST Afternoon of Friday, August 31, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039112 Well, just woke up at around 4p.m. I set my alarm for 2 and woke up, but dossed off. Since no work tonight I'm fine. Having some mild pain, but still no pain meds. I can't promise that tomorrow. The meds help and sometimes do take away the pain, but others they don't. I'm still resting and trying to relax. Don't think I'm relaxing to well. When I woke up some pain around the area I hit, but it's mostly in forehead at the moment. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:28:03 EST Morning of Friday, August 31, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038489 Feeling somewhat ok at the moment. I'm up at 7:36am my time because of GMA. Also, last night I took a 2 hour nap last night so I'm sleepy, but want to see my boys. I'm thinking I'm having a tension headache or migraine. I'm trying to relax and rest. Go back to work tomorrow. I need to be sure to get something in me before I leave. <BR> <BR> I still haven't taken any pain meds. It's not bad, but the pain is just still there. I would say it's mild. I'll keep you all up to date as be... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:42:03 EST Update for Thursday, August 30, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038178 Seems like no one posted anything about the Vlog. So I didn't do another, was going to. So felt fine most of the day, but did have a headache in forehead. It's back now. Having pain in top of head near where I hit it and above forehead, but that comes and goes. Mostly it's the forehead today. <BR> <BR> Trying not to take any pain meds. I plan to take a pic a day of my face to check if anything seems different, but so far I look like the photo from two years ago. I do wish that you all... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:48:15 EST Thursday, August 30, 2012, First Vlog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036881 First Vlog. Quick update. Will do an update later today. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:41:45 EST Wednesday, August 29, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036733 Felt some pain for most of the day, but nothing couldn't handle. When I took a shower the warmth of the water on my head did help. I'm using Icy Hot on my neck and for the headache on my forehead. My ear is hurting, but it was on Sunday and the doctor did look in my ears. <BR> <BR> I did do some shopping today, but mostly decided to take it easy and relax. Have to go grocery shopping tomorrow, but will rest as much as I can. I'll rest for as long as I can. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:45:56 EST Tuesday, August 29, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035490 Did fairly well for most of the day. As I'm typing this 12:36 am on Wednesday, I'm having pain in my forehead and on the sides of my head behind and above my ears. Neck didn't bug me. Area is still sore. Think I might have over did the exercises today. I'm going to relax and hopefully I'll get better. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 01:40:40 EST Finishing Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034096 I didn't really hurt. Walking around seemed to help. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 01:54:01 EST So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033101 When I woke up I felt somewhat good. I could actually touch where I hit and it didn't hurt, well it was still a little tender, but nothing like it has been. Before I went to bed, I took some asprin and not the Rx stuff. <BR> <BR> As I sit up, I am having pain in the front of my head, forehead mostly. I'll take it easy, but will work tonight. <BR> <BR> Where I hit feels fine at the moment, but there is some as I've stood up and sat up longer, down the sides of my head, going behind my ear... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:46:54 EST Doctor Visit Cont. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032075 I would like to mention that she said I don't have a concussion, but I've been taking Walgreen's version of Excedrin and Mortin. Even though it was early, I wish that she had done an Xray just to be sure. I know that they have one at that location, cause my brother got a chest one done. I've also been reading up on this drug. Someone people had good things to say others not so much. Also, it might have had to do with me taking it and then laying down. I read not to do that for 10 mins a... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:55:57 EST Doctor Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031854 Well, went to the local Urgent Care. She felt my head and asked questions. Put me on Rx version of Aleve, Naproxen 500mg,. I got home took ate something and took it. Went to sleep with full intention of going to work tonight. About an hour later woke up and ran to bathroom, barely made it. Then got sick, a few times. <BR> <BR> Right now I'm trying to relax. I called in. I have to go tomorrow and get an excuse. I'm not going to take another pill. So now I'm hoping my stomach will se... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:16:45 EST Update on Head http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031224 As I type this I have decided to give in. I'm asking my dad later today to go with me to the doctor. I'm scared. The pain has not gone away. I fear I might have a skull fracture. Send your prayers my way. Just hope and pray that it isn't anything serious. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 02:30:32 EST