MARCYNA's SparkPeople Blog MARCYNA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Surprise!!!! Whren I wrote my last blog entry could not imagine I'd stay away all that long. I imagined my gastritis was back when, after many test, I found out I was expecing a baby. <BR> Much to my surprise everything went fine and I am now mother of a nice little boy! Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:14:45 EST I'll Be More Around Sorry I haven't been able to blog regularly. For a number of reasons, I have travelled away from home and it was dificult for me to find internet connections. <BR> I am now fine, my gastritis is still here but I'm learning how to cope with it - thanks to homepathy I've found a very good remedy. <BR> So if anybody of you has some issues, I'll be able to give solutions. <BR> Courage in adversity sometimes comes from being able to share. <BR> Thanks for being there even when I'm away. <BR> Many... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 08:58:31 EST Coping with Nausea <em>386</em> I have just started to experience nauesa. In the spring my gastrites has its toll and I had to invent many ways to overcome it. <BR> I don't want to take drugs and I'm trying to get rid of it. <BR> I admit I've tried eating crackers, orsome dry buiscuits, not as I was any hungry but to stop it and I haven't been able to do away with it. <BR> I am even afraid I'll gain extra kiloes just because I want to fight my horror. <BR> Any ideas dear friends????? Thu, 8 May 2014 03:04:00 EST If you can't change your job...... I 've been mobbed for years and sometimes still happens in my job . I am still in the same job as I've been able to reduce this to a minimum but it still sometimes happens. <BR> There are people above/next to me who hate me, but this is part of being in a job. <BR> It has happened again but this time I realized I had to change my attitude. <BR> I did not want to look sad as these people take comfort & happiness in seeing the people they persecute look devastated. <BR> So this time I decid... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 06:39:26 EST Exausted I'm back to work and as the climate's getting hotter, I am experiencing extreme tiredness. <BR> I cannot go to aquagym everyday and sometime I feel like laying in bed all day would be the only viable option. <BR> Include at work I have stairs and stairs that make me feel awful and I've got more enemies than friends - that's energy-sucking too. <BR> Any advice on what to do to win my fight against powerlessness????? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:17:52 EST Back to Dance Class!!! I've been practicing Aquagym three to four times a week, and it's really energising. My only concern is , the more I seem to enjoy it, the hungrier I seem to get. <BR> So I'm moving to 5 meals, with three basic ones and two small snacks middle morning and afternoon, to keep myself on track. <BR> I have not tried going back to gym yet as my knee has not been completely healed yet, but I've planned my dance class on Saturday. <BR> I will try just the bar and a few simple routines with my ortho... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:26:09 EST You've Got Strenght I went to the Doc., and, to my syuprise, although RM showed three broken ligaments, He was extremely conforting and also complimented me on my knee. <BR> I told him I'm a sports addict and he said: <BR> 'It shows, you've got strenght' after asking me to hold my leg up. <BR> He felt strenght where I was afraid there was none....,, <BR> So Today I took up my courage and went for a 40' walk on the Riviera Path close to the seaside. <BR> I still hve to wear my knee brace outdoors but I can start... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 08:28:19 EST I Want Respect @ Work My Rm shows my knee ligaments have broken in three different parts. I was disappointed as I hoped only one . <BR> I'm off to the doctor today as I have booked a visit. <BR> What worries me the most, will I be able to get back to gym/aquagym/dance classes? <BR> What also disturbs me the most is that at my job I had askes to move my classrooms downstairs. I normally have to climb lots of stairs to the upper floor. <BR> As I came back to work, I found nothing had changed. <BR> Now I need to ask ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 04:32:56 EST Update on My Knee I've just received my RM test from my lab. <BR> I haven't been able to read it as I had to get back to work immediately and I was scared even to look at it. <BR> My knee still hurts but I have decided to go back to work as I can move and protect it with brace. <BR> My question is: when will I be able to make it to the Gym. I just can't wait. I love aquagym and I know it's good for me, but I am scared at the idea of getting back there as my knee brace is still on. <BR> Anybody with similar ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:51:58 EST I've Got Braces As long as I'm confined at home, I'll be wearing knee braces. I chose a very performing model, with side metal bars and a curved line. <BR> They're blue and I love them. <BR> I'm looking forward to show them to the world as I am proud of wearing them. <BR> They're showing I was hurrt but I will fell better. <BR> Think about Pistorius, or any other paralympics ahtlete, they did not let their disability stop them. Nor do I....I am ready to start again training and this makes me already feel bet... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:11:29 EST I Will Make It!!!! Stop crying over the past... I have already started to exrcise, I chose a few exercises to reinforce quad. which is to me mandatory if I want to get back to dance classes and to gym. <BR> My outer leg muscle feels great, the inner hurts a bit but should be fine,,,, <BR> Gimme just a couple of days, let me do something more every day and I'll tell what to do in case of knee injury.... <BR> I will make it, dear friend!!! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 04:53:50 EST Inner Hurts Thanks to all friends who sent me wishes and so on, you are really helping me. <BR> I am at home, trying to stand as littel as possible as knee still of the ligaments in my knee has been broken and it will take at least 20 days before recovery. <BR> I really shouldn't have leaped to get a train as there was a huge pool of water on the floor ..really trains in bad situation here in my country. <BR> But what really hurt the most was something else comes the story. <BR> As so... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:07:20 EST Knee Injury Too bad I'm just back from the Emergency Dept, after falling on my right knee. <BR> <BR> Luckily my cousin woks in one of the biggest hospitals in town so as soon as I saw knee swlling I went there. <BR> I have ligament rupture, I'll have to wear a tutor and be very careful, reahb phase will follow as soon as possible. <BR> I will have to reinforce my leg muscles to replace the broken <BR> To tell you I'm desolate it's nothing...I've also found somebody stole my bank card and I had to block... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:55:07 EST And I am Proud I would like to tell you in my 1st life - before the Spark, I was always complaining I had no friends. <BR> No wonder, I've always been too sophisticated for 'normal ' people , my hobbies are quite extreme and my shyness separated me from most people. <BR> Not too mention my fear of being 'fat' which prevented me from having normal relationships. <BR> Now I am more coreageous and even start talking to people on the street. My being non-thin is no longer a defect, it's a reason for being proud... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 05:35:08 EST My Team is Taking Off!!! I would like to thank all SP friends who have joined my new Team : <BR> Try it!!!Spread it!!! <BR> It is dedicated to all people who would like to spread the Spark among friends, family members and job colleagues. <BR> Hope you'll join it and enjoy it with us!!!! <em>381</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Team URL:<BR>individual.asp?gid=61668 </link> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 06:27:48 EST Make it Happen!!! <em>526</em> <em>345</em> Say it was a week of hard work and it's nothing to describe the last week,,,,only to the gym twice and a severe sorethroat made me feel at my possible worst. <BR> As I woke up today it was rainy ...On the day of the biggest open air market in my town !!!! <BR> I suddenly decided to call my friend and we decided to go downtown....even if the market can't be held in the rain. <BR> The situation seemed bound to the worst. <BR> We expected the best. We met at a bar,... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 08:48:47 EST Yes and No I've recently been in trouble at work and weather's been awful as it's been as cold as possible. Minus three C° does not help you a lot exercising, but I said yes to: <BR> Keep my gym committments <BR> Maintain a healthy lifestyle <BR> Keep calm at work, waiting for everything to settle down. <BR> And no to my anxiety , confusion, fear....... <BR> As one of my best friends here at SP told me: <BR> "Be Still and Know I Am God" <BR> Thanks, dear friends for the support you're lending me here ... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 06:00:24 EST Need Good Vibes <em>386</em> I am confronting a huge life block at work and in the family, I haven't been able to go to the gym this week but I am confident this will not block my living healthy in any possible way. <BR> Send me positive vibes, dear friends!!! <BR> NB I haven't hit the gym for ages..... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 05:59:19 EST My Turn's Tomorrow I was awfully upset the other day as I made it to the gym. I had brought all the equipment for aquagym, but a sign said 'Closed Until Jan 7th' at the pool's entrance. <BR> I was furious as I could not attend any other classes, nor enter the gym, as I only had brought my swimsuit! !!! <BR> I had decided to carry only water activities as I had sprained my ankle and I wanted something low impact, but it was all lost..Rain was happily falling down so outside activities were not ideal for the day.... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:37:46 EST January 1St. 2014: Here We Start Again. Despite my Xmas success, last night was not as successful. <BR> It started with a glass of White wine in my hands and ended with too many chocolate dried fruit which were on a tray too close to me. <BR> What can I tell you dear friends???? <BR> My morning today started with 20 minutes walk, treadmill for over 20' and here we start again....I can fall down but what's important is to start it all over again. <em>408</em> <em>249</em> <BR> Happy 2014, dear Sparkies!!!! <em>386</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 07:03:21 EST Xmas Day!!! First of all. I would like to wish a wonderful Xmas to everyone, and I hope you're enjoying it all. <BR> I made different choices this year for the Xmas lunch and I think I'm gonna tell you all: <BR> <BR> #1 I chose to have one course only ( I avoided 2nd and third courses altogeter) <BR> <BR> # 2 Had only a thin slice of cake <BR> <BR> # 3 I ate a lot of fresh fruit and I had a lot of liquids (water btw). <BR> I know it's silly but you know perfectly how easy it is to spoil one's Xma... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:02:17 EST SuperHero I went to my gym yesterday, I was in late as traffic was incredible and felt so very guilty for my past excuses... <BR> Anyway I made for the pool for my aquagym I came I the trainer said 'TWO' and I realized we were only two in the pool!!! <BR> How fantastic, it was almost a private class, as sometimes we're 50 in the pool. <BR> The trainer was a boy, he looked halfway Shreck and halfway Spiderman. As big as Shreck, as fast as Spiderman. <BR> A Superhero, in all cases. <BR> He g... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:06:42 EST Finding Excuses My exercising has been really disappointing this week.... <BR> I can list the different excuses I've been finding for not going to the Gym: <BR> Monday: Too cold <BR> Tuesday: Forgot equipment/Someone must have stolen my gym memebership card - Oh no!! Again!!!! <BR> Wednesday: I have to buy Xmas presents (Did no not buy ANY) <BR> Thursday: Rain-. Too rain outside, I might catch a cold <BR> <BR> On Friday, just today, I've finally realized this week has been a whole mess. <BR> Luckily I have ... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 04:49:35 EST Laser & Co. I am undergoing a laser therapy. I had some visible sensitive patches on my face and they're now being treated by laser. <BR> Although always very sensitive, my skin has now become more normal and I think it's all part of a gradual change that I've undergone thanks to SP. <BR> I have already paid for the whole treatment , which is rather expensive btw, and would like to carry on with a new one. <BR> Unfortunately I've discovered the same treatment is being sold at a much better price in som... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:53:49 EST Bend it! I did not want but it has happened, meeting an ex who has made me suffer. <BR> He was one of the thorns in my crown and I had hoped to forget all about him, but yesterday when I saw him it was too late to deny it all. <BR> I felt awfully for a while then I said to myself : <BR> 'Bend it! Change the way you're looking at this!!!!! <BR> How can you change this situation? How can you spark it up?????' <BR> And I decided that all the enegies I would have spent on that relationship I will use for... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 07:02:38 EST My Gym(s) <em>104</em> <em>285</em> My gym required a medical certificate stating my health is ok, and I lost an afternoon and spent 50 euro to get it. <BR> I handed it over to the boy at my gym's reception and asked him if I could have a copy- I trust gyms relatively, so I decided I'd keep a copy, just in case. <BR> His reaction at this point was :"Why do you need a copy??????????????''" <BR> and I answered : <BR> "Well, you know, I have another gym" - I felt a bit like I was revealing I had a ... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:32:42 EST Yes I Can <em>442</em> I was on my way home, yesterday, after a long exausting day. <BR> I went to the gym, then to buy presents, to pay taxes, to see the doctor. <BR> I was really tired. <BR> It was very dark and I climbed on the small bus carrying a heavy bag , new dishes and a pan for healthy cooking- around 12 kilos on each arm. <BR> Two children- around 6/7 of age -were blocking my way on the bus, whining about where they wanted to sit. <BR> I mumbled about' those' who block the road.....jus... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:56:49 EST Listen to Your Body <em>345</em> Being much more aware on what my body tells me than I was before....I realized my sorethoat lasted toomuch so I went to the doc. She was not in, so I called one of my medical friends and asked for advice. <BR> She told me I might have a light infection to my throat and I will go to do some tests Tomorrow. <BR> I did not go to gym all the week , I felt too weak, luckily I made it to my dance class on Sat. and today I had a walk for almost one hour. <BR> Sorry for missing gym, ... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 09:27:09 EST Stuck at home almost desperate <em>465</em> <em>245</em> This time is more serious, I am stuck at home due to a flu, not feeling like doing anything. <BR> In addition to this, my gym is denying me access as my doctor's cerificate has expired. I have a strong throat ache, like last year, and I have no energy to go to the doctor's and wait a whole afternoon for the certificate,,,which by the way costs over 50 euro. <BR> The gym granted they would provide for it but they've changed their mind and charge 50 euro for it, ... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 05:45:28 EST This time is different/Maybe I am blocked by transport strike which has blocked buses for a week now ----incredible!!! <BR> I have been able to get to the gym only twice this week and I am supernervous...I am blocked at home as I should walk more than one hour to get downtown in this could weather!!! <BR> I hope the buses will run again but in the weekend they will NOT... <BR> This time is different and I am trying to react smartly to this least this is my decision. I hope I can make it!!! ! <BR> Hope y... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:32:24 EST @WORK I've told you many times of my problems at work- mainly, a co-worker who has an unhealthy attitude towards me.....and to what I try to achieve every day. <BR> Unfortunately she has been trying to stop my program right from the start. She has had only a few of her students joining my program and ,as I found it out, I asked her why. <BR> This morning she addressed me and said I had lost her students' papers....which is totally false. <BR> Her students' docs are already in the school office and ... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 04:54:18 EST Influencing Family & Friends I have decided I will spread the Spark among my family....My results tell me I can also help others be it in my family or friends, fell better with themselves and others. I have also decided to start a group called 'Try it!!!' to help others to start spreading the Spark philosophy. <BR> We will try to use strategies and hopefully succeed in helping others in changing their habits.... <em>381</em> <BR> PS Our new Team is called 'Try it!!!!Spread it'- Hope you'll join it dear friends. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:42:17 EST Transforming my darkness Thanks for your comments, advice, being close to me, my darkness is being transformed into something different. I am starting to see light into the darkness. Thanks for being so close dear friends!!! <em>381</em> <em>104</em> <em>285</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 04:44:28 EST Dark, dark, dark <em>212</em> My life's in a caos and even if my weight seems now not to change, even if I'm not at goal, I am feeling in a very complex situation. <BR> everything seems to be dark here. <BR> In running after my ideal weight I have forgotten parts of my life I need to consider now...I do not know how and I hope it's not to late, and i am sure you're at my side dear friends!!! Wed, 6 Nov 2013 06:11:47 EST Our project /Results <em>304</em> I would like to tell you more of what finally happened at work. <BR> My collegues' project of Cultural Exchange - see 'Much Ado' Blog - was a disaster. <BR> Most of the days foreign guests were here there was an hurricane alarm by authorithies and all visitors from EU had to stay indoors. <BR> The visits to art galleries and monuments were all canceled. <BR> Most of my collegues could not cope with the situation creating an alternative project and did not know what to do w... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:06:25 EST Self-Perception <em>223</em> With the Spark, my self-perception has changed, I used to feel like a loser as my weight was beyond my control. <BR> Now I am acquiring this skill and I feel much more confident. I know I can.....How is it for you dear sparkies???? Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:54:52 EST Much Ado about Nothing A few of my collegues, including an envious co-worker, have organized a cultural exchange where I work. <BR> Glory to them. <em>208</em> <BR> The point is, they go around boasting and it looks like they're the only ones on earth to have courage enough to organize such things. <BR> In the past few months I was really troubled but finally succeded in creating a project for European Certifications - it will allow students to reach certifications in foreign languages. <BR> I know mine'... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 06:00:58 EST Positive Messages <em>386</em> I've received a few positive messages in my life, some I still remember. <BR> One of them was 'This girl will go FAR' and I was only 15 when someone wrote this on a school report in UK. <BR> It gave me so much encouragement and I think I'm still thriving on it today. <BR> Give pople a positive message, you'll never repent. <BR> How many positive messages have you given TODAY????? <BR> Start NOW, you will make a difference in someone's life. <em>389</em> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 04:00:36 EST Challenges Ahead Dear Sparkies, <BR> I thought after all the hard work I would reap...On the contrary I have many challenges ahead. <BR> # 1 At Work <BR> # 2 At home. <BR> At work: My co-worker(s) never cease to attack me. Mainly, they divert the attention of our Boss towands my mistakes (small, but real) . In this way, he does not notice what they do wrong. This strategy leads me to always being nervous as I do not trust them... <BR> They magnify what I do wrong and hide what they do wrong. <BR> How should I... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 05:39:09 EST Resolution #2 My first resolution was ; to Follow sprkpeople as much as I can. <BR> My second one is to put sparkspeople spirit in other aspects of my lfe: work, family, friends. <BR> I will tell you how many goals I achieve, dear friends, I will keep you updated....I'm very happy about this resolution and hope I'll get on with it!!!! <em>381</em> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 06:59:29 EST The Victory I was helped a lot by your advice and wisdom. I had suceeded in freeing myself from all negative feeling and I think this was the success factor. <BR> This time we won, dear Sparkies <BR> <BR> '...Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ.' <em>236</em> <BR> <em>104</em> Sat, 5 Oct 2013 02:52:29 EST @ Work <em>216</em> <em>245</em> <em>216</em> I am really angry for a problem at work. I have been criticised for a program I launched last year, and the person who has criticised me- who is all in all always the same co-worker - is hiding under her role of vice-boss to justify her criticism. <BR> To explain what is happening, I can tell you I have for the first time organized a certification system that is helping students to reach a level of competence and fluency in a foreign language whi... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 07:02:06 EST Now What's New <em>247</em> <em>223</em> I have a weekly timetable this month that resembles Emmenthaler Cheese. <BR> I don't know if you're into it, anyway it's full of holes. <BR> Like my week. I have to be my workplace at 8:00 am then my next hour is at 10:00 then maybe one at 12:00 - enough to become crazy. <BR> I have turned this into a happy story....I am bringing my sport equipment with me and run to the gym - which is 2 bus stops form my workplaces - every time I can <BR> Now there are problems... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:01:39 EST Gordon & Me <em>190</em> I am a big fan of Gordon <em>468</em> Ramsay and I am trying to follow his inspirations when I cook. I also try to use his recipes, or, better, the lighter version of them, as I'm .leaving out butter, eggs and sugar away as much as I can. I think I love his fixation on fresh , local food....I hope you understand me... maybe join me in my passion for using food in a clever way. He is helping me become a better cook and to be more consciuos about food choices. I think it is all ... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:56:34 EST Stomachache <em>245</em> My old habit has come back again. After I had problems at work with my co-worker. I had something to eat after dinner yesterday - a banana, which has caused me a terrible stomachache <em>223</em> I know it's something I should was emotional eating and I was not hungry at ALL. <BR> <BR> I would like to stop this viciuos cycle, how can I? <em>38</em> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 03:50:36 EST My Reaction <em>386</em> <em>381</em> I was inspired by your advice dear friends...I decided to go to a job convention yesterday. <BR> My jealous co-worker- the one I have previously blogged about - tried to stop me but how can you stop a sparkie???????????? <BR> I went there and I guess she was shocked at my courage. This convention has given me lots of ideas for my job.....My boss was there and I am going to show everybody what I can do here. <BR> Hey, I met so many people and I've decided I will ... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:29:09 EST Problems Ahead I just forgot to tell you I was back to work last week. <BR> Weather was wonderful and we were over 30 degrees....I was really in trouble as at my job place it was really hot and, as one day I had to stay there from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, I brought my gym stuff with me and used lunch time to get to my gym and enjoy an Aquagym class. <BR> I had to hurry and as I went back my hair was still a bit wet - not to say anything of the fact I had my swimsuit still on as I thought it would help me feeli... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 13:39:04 EST Wear White! I'm back from hols and I've just decided I'll wear White. <BR> Mostly, to mark my success - two weeks' going alpine-walking and trekking. A terrible situation at home. And my skinny pants still fit!!! I feel wonderful. <BR> And you're part of my success dear friends!!!! <BR> And I have a proposal for all of you!!!!! <BR> Praise to you all, let's be happy and show our success to the world!!! <BR> My proposal is to wear White, starting Monday 26th September and for the Whole week. <BR> Tell m... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:44:13 EST Alps Style I'm off to the Alps on vacation Thank of you all dear friends I'll try to be' on track. <BR> Love and keep on pushing! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:14:06 EST London Experience I am today in London after a week in Dublin and tried a dance class, unfortunately I mistook a sign and entered the wrong class. <BR> It was an advanced/pro class and to my dismay half of the class wore pointe shoes while I had my demi pointe only. <BR> I took the thing as positively as I could and the barre went well, but at the centre it was different. <BR> Choreographies were far from easy and the pointe give you a magic swirl which I could not have. <BR> There was a magic atmosphere thoug... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:27:49 EST