MISSA526's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MISSA526 MISSA526'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/ Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153288 To me health means being able to walk a mile and not get winded. It means eating healthy 80% of the time. It beans getting to a happy weight and not feeling so embarrassed going out in public (something I need to work on personally). It just means feeling content in general. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:20:31 EST Yay!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152786 Getting some medications 💊 in today! Will make life much easier! And migraines soooo much easier to deal with 😃! Still awhile till I get rid of them but I'll settle for just minimizing them. Hope everyone has a fabulous start to their weekend! ❤ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:46:37 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151301 My mom has been my greatest weight loss supporter throughout all of this. She encourages my and helps he get back on track. She's also helping me cut down on cigarettes without losing my mind lol. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:41:39 EST Feeling good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150720 Already got most of my exercise in. I'm going to have a light lunch take a shower and finish up. I already did the cardio so I shouldn't work up much of a sweat lol. I just need to do some core and very light lower body work ( still dealing with the pain from my knee surgery). I cannot wait for May 5th that's when I get my botox for my migraines!!😄😄💖💖 I have a busy week that week 3 doctor's appointments in 3 days. But at least then I'll be done with them for awhile! Hope everyone ... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:50:41 EST Migraines are gone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149185 Finally! I can deal with life again! Hurray! Thanks to everyone for all their support! ❤ 😃 Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:49:44 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148670 Today I will do a arm workout. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:46:01 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147896 I feel like these migraines will never go away but I will exercise today!!& Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:53:07 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147042 I have no weight loss motitvators in my actual like I have people on this site. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:27:18 EST Feeling a bit overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144817 I already cleaned Shawn's apt and I still have to do dishes. It's supposed to get to the 80s today and my Dad won't let us turn on the AC. <BR> <BR> I am not happy. <BR> <BR> I'd rather stay at Shawn's with AC and no food. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:55:59 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144120 How I feel in one sentence: I feel tired but determined! Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:52:37 EST Lost the pound I gained!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142764 Already put in some exercise today still need to do my cardio <em>362</em> . I'm feeling great! <em>334</em> I just got the MD Doctor;s workout 3 step exercise program! I'm going to start it on Tuesday. It says to do it 3-4 times a week but I'm starting out very slow at twice a week because it's 40 minutes long and I haven't done a workout that long in ages! This weekend my boyfriend and I are celebrating our 19th anniversary!which most likely means a lot of unhealthy food <em>15</em> ... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:31:55 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139740 Okay I have to name 1 thing I like about my body. This is kind of embarrassing because it's my butt. It has always stayed lifted and it's the one body part that I feel confident about. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:20:52 EST So tired of snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138452 I've worked out for 5 days in a row! 15 minutes everyday, not great but slow and steady wins the race! I'm also doing <BR> Upper body exercises every other day and stretching. I'm eating pretty good though the weekends are hard. But I'm happy with my progress overall!! <em>224</em> And I've lost weight! <em>9</em> I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!! <BR> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 11:28:08 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135357 The one thing I'd like to do over the next 7 days is exercise at least 10 minutes a day. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 08:16:36 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133787 To me health means being able to walk long distances without getting winded, eating healthy food's, and being a weight that eases my knee pain. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:40:48 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131658 Major fitness goal I'm working on is exercising for 20minutes straight. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:30:36 EST Still sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130938 I'm still sick but I finally got my antibiotics. Their liquid and taste awful!I can't really swallow because my throat hurts so bad so I've lost a lot of weight from a limited diet. Its not a good way to lose weight but I'm going to get back on track after I get better. I hate being sick. Especially for this long. Hope everyone is having a good week! Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:19:15 EST I have the flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121289 Not feeling the greatest, I'm sick, I can't eat, and my knee still hurts from surgery. I wish I had better news. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:17:13 EST Trying to stay positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116644 I will say one thing, my arms are getting quite a workout <em>198</em> lol! My whole body aches from toes to neck. Trying to eat is one of the of the hardest part. that and walking. The mornings are brutal. I can't sleep unless I'm exhausted, My abs kill. But I know in the long run this will be worth it.I get to change my wrap today and see what it really looks like. My mom is a saint she's taking caring of me and and my my Grandma.. I'd type more buy my arms are aching. Thank you everyo... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:21:09 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115747 Yesterday the best part of my day was getting my surgery done. Today <BR> ... The pain is overwhelming. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:01:12 EST had surgery yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115736 i was supposed to be at the hospital at 9 am. turnd out i wasn;t getting the surgery done till 11:30 am. so no fluids from 12 an till 11am. I hate that part!!! Sooo <em>91</em> then I got knocked out with the anesthetic.woke up at some time, had some ice chips and they gave me two shots of morphine. the only problem was i kept fall asleep! <em>102</em> lol. eventually i was able to stay awake enough to make it it home. my dad filled my pain pills and got my handicap sign for whate... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:40:44 EST Results of the doctor appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104762 I had x-rays taken of my knee. I met with my doctor who told me I have moderate arthritis in my right knee. Mind you that in October I had no signs of arthritis. Then he manhandled my leg and knee a bit and it is his opinion I tore my meniscus. All the debris is grinding in the joint causing massive amounts of pain and swelling. They're going to schedule me for an mri tomorrow or Monday most likely and then I'll have surgery. Its the kind done with small incisions to clear out the debris. Sti... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:50:39 EST A single ray of hope! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104287 After months of pain and a entirely hugely swollen leg I may be getting the help I need ? I have an appointment with an orthopedic docoter (well surgeon technically) and I am praying to God that he can figure out what,s going on. I'm about to lose it from the constant pain. Please keep your fingers crossed that he can fix this soon. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 04:39:07 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101277 Give yourself 3 compliments: this is difficult. With my knee acting up even more I can barely walk, let alone exercise. But I am determined, I am eating healthier, and I am a very empathetic person. Sun, 21 Feb 2016 13:14:06 EST Loving my time at the casino! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100574 Having a great time here! Even ate some what healthy! Had seated ahi tuna for dinner, 2 drinks, and split a small creme brule with mixed fruits for dinner! Sooo good! Now I have to crack shawn's back! Sat, 20 Feb 2016 13:06:49 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6097076 Fav motivational quote: when your going through hell, keep going. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 06:57:08 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6097075 Fav motivational quote: when your going through hell, keep going. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 06:57:06 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6096443 So far the best part of my day has been doing my Pilates!! Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:16:05 EST What im doing for Lent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6094855 I'm giving up one thing and adding o be thing. I'm giving up negative self-talk and if it does creep in I'm countering it with positive self-talk. I'm also not letting people speak negatively about themselves around themselves ( mainly my mom). I did this last year and it really helped my outlook on myself and my life. Who's with me!! Sat, 13 Feb 2016 08:45:55 EST Startimg to feel more positive.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6094077 I feel the depression lifting!! I'm still very sore but nowhere near as bad as the last 2 days. I'm going to do some knee stretches and strengtheners today I found in an article on SP. Monday I'm going to try to do my beginner workout again and some upper body weight training and 10 min of Pilates. Just start easing back into things. <BR> <BR> I woke up at 1:50 am today and couldn't fall back to sleep. <em>24</em> .But I'm feeling energetic because I slept most of the day yesterday <em>1... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:37:19 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6093427 The hardest healthy habit it is for me to stick with is exercising. Due to lupus and a severe out of control case of fibromyalgia it makes nearly all forms of exercise difficult to impossible at times. I just had water drained from my right knee and was the given a cortisone shot. My whole leg is still extremely swollen and I can't stand to have anyone touch me from my fibromyalgia and my joints are very swollen. It has not been a good week. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:20:47 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6091529 My relationship with food is pretty good I'd give it a 7. I have my slip ups but for the most part I eat pretty well, except when I'm really tired.😫 lol then all bets are off. Tue, 9 Feb 2016 06:12:36 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6091256 The best part of my day was getting in to see my rhuemotologist tomorrow at 9:30 am. My entire right leg from hip to foot is swelled up and and in incredible pain. I'm have a tremendous difficulty walking and I just want it to be over!! Mon, 8 Feb 2016 20:16:52 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089273 The best part of my day today so far has been sleeping in, which rarely happens. I'm usually up by 4 am lol. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 11:57:55 EST The support I got from everyone on Sparkmoble chat has made my day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088466 I really and truly do love Sparkpeople. Last night I had a horrible conversation with my friend. I only told half the story on chat. He told me I can,t lose 10 pounds let alone 50-60 (my ultimate goal. Then he said, it's nothing against you, I couldn't do it either. we're just too old. I'm only 34!! I recieved so many wonderful replies supporting me that I KNOW I can do it, despite the migraines, lupus and fibromyalgia. And he's said the thing about te weight a few times before. <BR> <BR> In... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:11:31 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085641 I know I've had a good workout when I feel great afterwards! Tired, sweaty, but on top of the world! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:42:44 EST Spark coach #12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082093 My major fitness goal is to be able to go to the gym for 45 min 4 times a week. Right now I'm doing very low impact aerobics most days, yoga, Pilates and body weight exercises and weight training exercises. It's difficult due to lupus and fibromyalgia but I am determined!! Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:00:58 EST Spark coach #12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082094 My major fitness goal is to be able to go to the gym for 45 min 4 times a week. Right now I'm doing very low impact aerobics most days, yoga, Pilates and body weight exercises and weight training exercises. It's difficult due to lupus and fibromyalgia but I am determined!! Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:00:58 EST Got my my botox for migraines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081818 Ugh... I hate how much it hurts but I love not having a constant migraine! My head is bloody from the injections and my left shoulder hurts like hell. I think I'm going to take tomorrow off from exercising. It'll just hurt too much. But I exercised today so I think I'm in the clear. Plus all I can eat is soup, scrambled eggs, and oatmeal. <BR> <BR> <BR> But I won't have migraines everyday so it's worth it!! Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:33:25 EST Spark coach #11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080307 My hardest healthy habit is exercising. I have lupus and fibromyalgia so some days it's really difficult to get moving. I am starting a 21 day yoga program and trying to get more cardio in but it's not easy! Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:08:55 EST Still getting migraines but not as bad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078419 Thank you to everyone who responded to my last blog! I'm still getting migraines but not nearly as bad and advil is taking care of them for the most part. Unfortunately my sleep is still incredibly chaotic. I went to bed last night at 11pm and woke up at 2 am. Hopefully I get some sleep tonight. My diet went out the window yesterday but I am back on track today! Despite my early awakening all I've had so far is oatmeal and around 6:30 I'll have scrambled eggs (1 egg, 2 egg whites, spinach, an... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:42:39 EST This is the longest week of my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075107 My migraines are waking me up every night. Yesterday it was at 2:30 am and today it was at 3 am. I threw up yesterday for over a hour. Needless to say not much got accomplished. And today's looking the same except I have an appointment with my therapist. I just really would like to get more than 4 hours of sleep. I have pms which doesn't help with the sleep or migraines. On the 28th I will get my medical botox and everything will be back to normal, well as normal as it gets lol. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:02:04 EST Spark coach#10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074227 My hardest healthy habit to stick with is not over eating on the weekends. I can do great all week but come Friday night at my boyfriend's it's like an all you can eat sign lights up in my head. I'm starting to do a little better. I just have to remain in control and continue to bring healthy foods with me. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 04:56:51 EST Trying to stay positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072519 I woke up feeling good. Had my coffee, found something healthy to eat on this bitterly cold morning and made a to do list. And then it hit again... Migraine. <BR> <BR> My nemesis, my constant foe and unwelcome companion. <BR> <BR> The good news is my next round of medical botox is scheduled for the 28th this month and it cannot come fast enough. <BR> <BR> I took my medicine and anti nausea pills so hopefully it will go away in a timely manner. I'm using acupressure which sometimes helps... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:23:34 EST Spark coach#9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071654 Fitness Goal I'm working towards: The main goal I'm working towards is being able to to low impact aerobics for 60minutes without running out of breath or my knee hurting or fibromyalgia or lupus acting up. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:49:50 EST I hate being sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070234 I did exercise but I'm feeling worse than before. My whole body aches and my back is killing me. I have a migraine and some jerk upstairs has his radio on as loud as possible. The bass is so loud. The good news is I've eaten pretty healthy so far today. Hope everyone is having a good day! Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:19:25 EST Spark coach #9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070036 I feel sick and nauseous. I'm still going to try to work out a little Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:23:52 EST Spark coach#7 i think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068547 Name one thing about my body I love: my butt. It sounds silly but it's the one thing that stays firm and lifted no matter what. And my boyfriend loves it:-D. Sorry if that was too much info lol Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:58:09 EST What a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065777 I have been very sick since Friday. I slept all day Friday and Saturday. Today I woke up feeling so much better. And of course I have a massive migraine going on for 6 hours. I'm nauseous but I haven't puked mainly because I've barely eaten. My weight reached the highest ever on Tuesday but I lost most of it since then, thankfully. I know I need to eat but I feel so sick. I just want to cry. <em>46</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:49:05 EST Spark coach#7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062998 3 things I've been doing well this past week: Untill I got sick I was doing my physical therapy exercises everyday which was difficult due to the holidays. I ate well at home, and I've maintained a positive attitude through everything. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:35:13 EST