MCLOYD2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MCLOYD2 MCLOYD2'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/ sparkpeople page helps me to keep going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094082 There are so many things that are going wrong in my life, but i have to say my sparkpeople page is one of the right things going on in my life. Thanks... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:45:13 EST not feeling well, but got up to walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089839 My back is still sore form popping popcorn at the school friday bent over for four hours. But during the night my head hurts like awful. so i get up early and decided to go for my mile walk. My 10 year old daughter wanted to scooter along. The time i spend with my kids right now is the best. They will soon be grown and out on their own, like their siblings and wont have the time for me, but once and awhile. i am happy even if i am not feeling great. My kids right now are my happy spot. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:31:22 EST my back a little sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089079 My back is sore from yesterday day. Work spaces, whether you are getting paid or you volunteer, should be at a working level for your back. I am 47 and bending down ward for 4 hours was awful. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 15:02:26 EST volunteered at my daughters school http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089075 yesterday-For four hours, popped about 800-3 cup bags of popcorn, for school money make. the table wasn't working level height, so it was a horrible time on my back. Put working with my daughter at school was the best. It was worth it all, to see her beautiful smile. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 14:51:15 EST hard to study http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086828 Having problems with high bp, which makes it hard to think. But i have to get her done for school. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 16:28:27 EST Its a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085032 I get up and opened the door. The great out doors, so perfect, the air, the quite, and the lighting. I told myself no matter what happens today, this was the special moment of the day. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:35:03 EST My friday's trip to the Dr. ends me up in hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083644 I haven't been feeling very good, but i push forward. Friday i had a Dr.'s appointment with my MS Dr. Well they did my routine vital signs, told me my blood pressure was a little high. I wait for Dr. to come in, then she comes in. She starts off with her routine hello, how are you doing? Then she looks at my chart, then jumps up to retake my blood pressure. She asks me if i'm alone, I said yes. She asked me if there was someone who can drive me to the ER. I told her i have two older daughters... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:01:16 EST I keep pushing on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078314 I keep pushing on. I don't feel like doing much. Nothing seems to work when your trying your hardest. Don't read or do much on computer do to headaches and eyes are blurry. Have Dr. appt. today, but her office called and said but she has been out because she isn't feeling well. The last time they cancelled my appointment and rescheduled me for today. It takes two month's just to get a rescheduled time because she is busy lady. She is my MS dr. This is life........ Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:27:08 EST Studying for class tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076119 Don't have much time to do much. I kept myself busy for the last to days, so i wasn't home alone. I have to study for test for class tonight. hope everyone has a nice day. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:55:16 EST feeling super bad yesterday, i got out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074390 Feeling very down yesterday. I got myself out of the house and helping my daughter clean her neighbors yard and taking two loads to the dump. Not moving very well do to my MS but i did it. Having feelings of not wanting to go on, i pushed myself thought it. Dr's just want to medicate me instead off helping me with what is causing the problem. I have went down the road of different medications for depression and they do not work for me, but cause other side effects, making my problems double. ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:16:28 EST MS pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072370 I am usually grateful but here lately my MS pain is off the charts. The medicines the dr's give me is bull #^*+. I think i would rather be dead then go through this bull in front of my small kids. Plus I'm tired of fighting. I feel its not worth it anymore. I tell this to the doctors, do you think they care. It took them 15 years to tell me what is wrong with me and also telling me i was making it all up, because it was never the same. My pain is always different most of the time. S0 no they ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 04:37:23 EST trying to keep my sprites up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071734 This last month (30 days) have been horrible. I just want things to go half way right. But life does not work that way. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:09:13 EST got new tires on my car http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066216 I got my new tires on my car, after one of them fell apart on me going to CA last week. And i just put a new battery in my car two days prior to that. So some of my problems are coming to end. Just not enough money for anything. I signed up to curves last week was only able to go one day. Having it hard paying my medical bills from landing in the hospital in feb. to struggling with my wait and pain. You name it, it seems i'm going through allot. I just don't know how much more i can handle. I... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:14:23 EST My Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064968 Today i will just toss my problems aside. And take things as they come. And i will get up and do what i needed to do. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:31:21 EST It is a very nice day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063744 I love the day, it was very beautiful. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:59:02 EST I had one of those days again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062381 What can i say, I guess life will happen the way it wants to. When we are down life can kick us good. I'm still here and tomorrow is a new day. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:13:07 EST A new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060533 It's a wonderful new day. My 10 year old daughter came to me crying. She was holding her hamster in her hand and telling me her pet was bleeding. I looked at her pet then nicely told her to put it back in the cage and wash her hands, then come see me when she was done. <BR> <BR> Well, i told her Rocky is not a boy like the pet store had said, Rocky is a girl. I also whipped the tears off my daughters face and said your hamster will be just fine. I then told her about the cycle of life. <BR>... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 15:21:34 EST The Stress From Yesterday Has Me Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059933 This week has done me in. Yesterday finished me off. So today was just for me. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 02:34:03 EST Tires http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057646 Well i knew i needed tires on my vehicle but now i need two on the front end wires showing. Yesterday i put out $150. for a new battery. I'm really trying to find my happiness through all of this troubles. <BR> <BR> Well my tire went in middle of dropping my daughter off at school. I babied my car out of the way from everyone and traffic. I had three guys ask to help, they worked it out, who would help me. I really thanked them all. I'm 47 years young, and working one of those jacks that th... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:08:31 EST Curves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055893 I started curves today, love it. I hope everyone finds their happiness today, even if it is just for a few minutes, enjoy your day. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:14:25 EST Cycled Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054391 I was able to cycle today, i did my 3 miles up and down hills in 17 minutes. My MS has cept me down for a while. But i was back today, Having problems keeping my balance walking still do to the one leg, but was able to cycle. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:42:06 EST Have a nice Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052310 I sure hope everyone has a nice monday. I sure am hoping for a great day. I will look for the bright side of everything that comes my way. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:22:23 EST Life is hard but i still smile. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051571 Life is so hard at times, and all i can do is smile. At lease my smile is the nice thing that happened at that moment in life. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 20:49:05 EST Didn't Get To Start Curves Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050495 My car wouldn't start so i rescheduled for my first day at curves on Wednesday. My car hates water. Just don;t understand this car. It will also thought a belt if i don't go super slow though the water as well. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 01:08:27 EST I Joined Curves Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049035 I joined curves today , i start tomorrow. Fri, 7 Sep 2012 20:50:30 EST A New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047089 I wish everyone the best. May your day be filled with peace of mind. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 12:55:13 EST My MS Still Has Me Slowed Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045506 I will not give up. My medical problems are flaring up. I love chocolate during this very painful time. But oh well, i will have something i love to get through this time. I really don't eat it any other time. Maybe once and awhile. I can do some dumbbell strength training exercises, but cardio is out of the picture. <em>362</em> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:04:21 EST still down today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043912 My health is messing with me still. I hope it is over soon. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:07:25 EST I can't do much today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043040 I can't do much today, my MS i giving me problems. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 21:17:05 EST One week i have felt like pooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041217 This allergy season is awful. Just cannot kick my allergies. <em>198</em> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 13:29:37 EST Headache http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040160 My head hurts. Medicines don't seem to be working very well. most of my headaches are due to my allergies. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 15:14:43 EST Back Home From My Travels. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039357 I had a busy two days. I went to CA yesterday and back home tonight. Things went well. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:54:36 EST busy day ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037262 There is allot on my plate today including traveling. I hope and pray things go well. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:42:33 EST Up Most of the Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035837 My son had a bloody nose most of the night. I had to wash his bedding and he made a mess of the bath room. Now this morning the same thing. I'm tried. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:06:20 EST my daughter and her hamster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034465 My daughter and her hamster are so cute together. My daughter put lotion on her hands and her hamster didn't want to touch her hands. It was standing straight up avoiding her hands. Trying hard not to touch her hands. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:33:00 EST I am stressed out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033003 Life can get so overwhelming. I wish i can find that happy place, but every time i get happy something knocks me down. I get back up trying to find that good thought about what just happen and go on with my day. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:57:47 EST MY Son Huffs and Puffs When I Talk To Him. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032094 My son is 11 years old and when i talk to him lately, he just huffs and puffs. I don't understand. I have 5 kids and he is the only one to do this to me. I ask him a simple question, like what did you do at your friends house this afternoon? And he huffs and puffs at me. Sense he can't answer my question i will not allow him to return to his friends house. I have every right to know what he is up to, and he will not tell me, he will not be allowed to return. He is 11, when he is 18 that will ... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:14:05 EST Love My Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030779 I am blessed each day to wake up and have my family, this includes all good and bad days we might have. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 17:56:13 EST Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029170 I hope everyone has a great friday. I will i have my hubby right by me,and the kids are at school. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:01:01 EST love cycling early in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027704 I love cycling early in the morning but have kids so i can get in a mile here and there. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:31:26 EST nice out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026292 It is over coasted, and cool outside perfect for me to cycle my bike. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:53:37 EST Roof Leaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024736 The roof is leaking still just had it fixed. I wasted my week, last week, hanging around for the repairman. Oh well, here we go again. I don't have the time to sit here at home and they don't have the time to phone and say that they can't make it when they say or answer the phone when i call because i have other things to do. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:51:58 EST Back to School for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023859 Well my kids was back to school last week. And today i start back up at the college. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:20:32 EST Cycled With My Daughter To School. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023245 My daughter was so excited to ride to school on her bike this morning. She is 10 years old. it is up hill all the way there. She said her right knee hurts, feels like pins in her knees. We ride all the time. The only thing different is that she has about 50lbs of books on her back. Tomorrow I'll put her pack on my back. And see if there is any change. And talk to our doctor about it as well. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:46:03 EST Scary Night Neighbors Got Robbed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023150 It was a scary night, last night. The neighbors got robbed of all their electronics, late last night while everyone was sleeping. We heard some noise, but thought it was our neighbors, we did not know they wasn't home. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:51:51 EST off to watch my son ride. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021700 My son is wanting to ride his motorcycle and show me what he can do. I love to encourage any form of exercise, so off i go to watch him on the track. I love to ride but these days i have slowed down do to my MS. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 11:05:25 EST Have a Great Saturday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020508 Hope everyone takes the time to enjoy there saturday. I know i will. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:41:29 EST 2nd Day of Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019275 I'm back able to work out to my insanity Hip hop. Monday i will start the insanity program again. That spinal tap set me back. I have to say it my me feel awful, not able to burn my belly fat. That's where i have about an extra 80lbs. My legs and neck are not fat, but my arms are and my gut. This make finding cloth difficult. I look pregnant. It also makes doing push ups very hard, so i have to do alternative. But i will not give up. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:27:16 EST Insanity Hip Hop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017916 The first of the year i was working out to Insanity Hip Hop and the Insanity program. Then i got sick and went to the hospital, after a couple of month's of test and spinal taps they said i had MS. After the spinal tap i could not work out to the Insanity program. This was a blessing that is how i found the sparkpeople page in May. I had lost 3lbs before starting with sparkpeople page and with sparkpeople i continued to lose 13lbs, for a total of 16lbs. <BR> <BR> My daughter, which is 10, sa... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:40:07 EST leaky roof http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016353 When the roof started to leak saturday evening, we called the landlords right then it took them yesterday morning, a tuesday, to reply. We called everyday. You would think they would have called to let me know that they got the message. I sat around all day Monday not one word. I even called them and of course got the recorder. This is monsoon season. The damage the wind and rain did is unbelievable. Oh well, they came and fixed the roof. They said friday they will come back to see if it is s... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:38:19 EST