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/ Need rest But still need to take care of mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835012 Went to my doctor yesterday. I'm om giant antibiotics and cough syrup with codeine. I'm still taking regular cough syrup so the good cough syrup with last longer. My doctor told me to get plenty of rest. Hard to do. I managed to get in a 1 hour nap and I feel guilty about it. Shawn doesn't seem to want me to come over this weekend. he has a ton of Christmas shopping to do I just want to get out of my house, Plus I still need to pick up a couple of cards. I just can't do a major shopping spre... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:32:54 EST Taking care of my mom is taking a toll on my health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832081 today I had 842 cals but that was due to a combo of taking care of my mom and a a rip roaring migraine that caused me to throw up 3-4 times in less than 30 mmin. I am still dealing with the excruciating pain,luckily now day is on duty so I can try to sleep and get rid of the migraine. I was supposed to go to Shawn's (my boyfriend of 17 yrs) but I just felt too bad. So tomorrow I'm going over there ~12 pm. And then I'm going Christmas shopping. Joy. I just want one whole day to just relax with... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:59:02 EST My mom fractured her foot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829115 During the week I'm taking care of the house and my Mom which is a fulll time job. It feels nice since she's been taking care of me full time. So I have to suck it up and dea with my isue and pain because she's in a lot more than me and she's new to it. right now she's on crutches (which she hates with a passion) this week she'll hear from a podiatrist and find out what kind of cast she'll be getting. She's praying for a walking cast. Like I said she really hates the crutches. But I am by he... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 13:41:18 EST In 2 weeks I get another round of medical Botox! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825802 I've started getting migraines again so I am really looking forward to the procedure. My weight has increase by 5-6 pounds. I'm going bck to clean eating 1) because it helped me lose weight and 2) It reduced m migraines greatly. Basically I'm going to eat all naturall chicken, some shrimp, lots of fruits and veggies, preservative free turkey, high fiber bread, etc. but I will allow myself I treat every 4 days. Nothing major, just a little something but it has to be under 200 calories. Once ev... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:43:51 EST Rough Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821265 Fibro Flare ups, Cramps for 3 days, A bitter cold swept in cueing 3 days of migraines and I've been sick for 2 weeks which has now been in my chest for a week. Pkus hypomania and about a half dozen docotor appointments. Right now I for the last 2 weeks I haven't been able to sleep pass 4am. NO MATTER WHAT I DO! Currently my boyfriend is playing cards at a friend's house while I cough my brains out. Yeah I feel loved... Strike that I'm not looking for pity. I just want to feel healthy again!... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:27:38 EST Lost 4 pounds!! And learned some things too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808503 I don't recall the last time I weighed myself (I think about 2 weeks ago) so imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale to see a 4 pound weight loss! I cut back on calorie drinks, cut back on coffee, ate more freggies, stopped late night snacking and kept up on my nutrition tracker! <em>104</em> Winning combo! I akso started exercising and being more active (thank you fitbit tracker)! <BR> <BR> So that is my happy update! <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>252</em> ... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 06:47:29 EST I'm feeling better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801387 I'm feeling better overall. Fibro is still giving me issues but I'm dealing with it better each day. had sime major shoulder issues so I bought a sling at the drug store, I've been wearing it off and on all weekend and now my shoulder feels much better. If it acts up like that again I will go see my doctor. Ate WAY too much this weekend so I'm trying to get back on track and maybe exercise a little today. Tomorrow I see my counselor so that will be good. <BR> <BR> I just need to figure out w... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:28:10 EST Feeling a bit down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795328 Bad fibro flare up. upperback, neck shoulders killing me. hurts to type. lots to do today. no clue how yo get it done. just want to cry. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 14:12:34 EST Botox for Migraines TOTAL SUCCESS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789628 They moved my botox up to Friday and my insurance covered the total cost!! I have fibromyalgia so I knew it would hurt but , man, I didn't expect the number of injections! 30 injections all over my face, hairline, nape of neck, neck, and trapezious (i spelled that horribly wrong lol). So much pain for the last 4 days! But I am happy to report that I am finally out of pain from the Botox and this is day 3 of no migraines! Well the start of day 3 of no migraines. It has been YEARS since I have... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:46:15 EST Toe injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785260 I fell of the bed (long story, don't ask) and managed to rip off the top half of my toenail <em>28</em> . so know I;min a bit of a situation. I don;t know how I'm going to exercise! We have an elliptical atgvg ves I can do, but I have no clue what to do for aerobics. I don't have a bicycle. walking on it kills. I think I might try a walking DVD because i won't constantly be on my toe. I'm typing in the dark so I apologize for all the typos. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! <e... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:44:45 EST quitting smoking, my way. And an a-ha moment!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778650 I've known for quite a while now that smoking was making my current medical issues worse. So last Wednesday I cut back from 1& 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day to 5 cigarettes a day. It is not , shall I say, pleasant. I'm not using the patch or anything or chanting. It's pure willpower. Some days I have 1 and some days (very few) I have 10. But I never give up. So far I've had more good to great days then bad. <BR> <BR> This was my a-ha moment! I could totally apply this to losing weight and be... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:38:00 EST Being sick in the Summer is NOT fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771997 I was doing fine till around 3 pm Saturday then I got hit with the lovely head and chest cold that Shawn gave me. I slept on and off Sunday and basically all day Monday. With the kuous and cold wipes me out. Today hasn't been much better. I was going to go back home at lunch but I was too tired. Now I'm thinking I'll just stay the night. I just feel like 50 miles of bad road. I hope everyone else had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend~~ Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:18:51 EST Went to Cedar Point ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767382 I had a blast at Cedar Point yesterday! I rode so many roller coasters, the Sky Hawk, and Max Air! <em>224</em> Unfortunately it was super <em>67</em> and hot <em>259</em> !!! I walked for almost 6.5 hrs with very little down time except for ride times, and 2 45 min lines. Lots of exercise! I even ate decent! Not great, but decent for being at an amusement park. <em>274</em> lots and lots of water! Feeling very sore today *ouch* but it was totally worth it! Hope everyone has a v... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:13:03 EST How quickly diet and exercise plans fall apart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757590 I don't know what is going on with me. All I want to do is eat and be lazy. I have been sleeping horribly. in general about 5 hours a night and that's with my night meds. NOTHING is working. I'm so tired all i want to do is eat and nothing else. I have gained so much weight in a short period of time. i have to get back on track but i'm having trouble with the the "all-or-nothiong" mentality. Today i woke up at 4 am. I was too hot too sleep. <BR> <BR> The only good news today is i saw my neu... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:16:20 EST Things are looking up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753380 My sinus unfection is going away and with it the horrible headaches and migraines. This weekend was GREAT! I was able to go out and do stuff with Shawn everyday and according to my fitbit I walked over 5000 steps on Friday and won over $100 at the casino!! <em>224</em> So happy!! <BR> <BR> Today I feel really motivated to get my to do list done. I'm going to start back up on my Slim in 6 workout from Beach Body, it's low impact but harder than my other workouts. I have lots of healthy m... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 05:44:16 EST More aggravating news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743500 Well I went to see my new primary care physician. The good news is I really like him! The bad news is the shoulder pain I've been dealing with since November is the result of bone spurs and osteoarthritis. He gave me a shot of cortisone (which hurt like h***!) But now my shoulder feels sooo much better. He's getting me referrals to a new rheumatologist, neurologist, and ear, nose, and throat dr. So hopefully soon I will be feeling better, like my old self. <BR> <BR> It's getting harder to ex... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:18:48 EST Not so good food-wise this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737938 Lots of fast food but I mainly stuck to grilled bbq chicken wraps at mcd's, no fries or anything. Just wish I could have some grilled chicken. I'm staying at Shawn's till Tuesday afternoon (YA! alone time with him! Finally!). I had 3 migraines this week which was not fun. Felt worse for Brandi because I was too out of it to do much with her (though she is 20 so she can entertain herself). Hopefully I can get a lot accomplished this week since the last few have been a blur. I hope everyone Ha... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:49:19 EST feeling GRREAT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736560 I cut gluten out of my diet and the rewards are astounding! My migraines have lessened and my joint pain is getting much better! Plus I've lost an additional 3 pounds <em>9</em> in the last few days! So happy! I'm eating well and and feeling so good! Brandi, Shawn's niece, is down. The only problem is she's a super light sleeper that likes to sleep till 10am, meanwhile I've been up since 7 am and it's only 8:30 am and I'm hungry, thirsty and I know if I even attempt to go out to the kitche... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:47:23 EST Happy Day after 4th of July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732419 Sorry I've been MIA for awhile! I've been busy with Shawn and his nephew :) Unfortunately yesterday was not too great of a day for me. I had a migraine from 4 pm till well, basically I still have it just not nearly as severe. Shawn snored all night long so I got about 6.5 hours of sleep and he's still sleeping, so unfair :( (and snoring LOL! Kind of out of the groove of things right now but I'm still eating pretty heathy so I haven't gained any weight <em>224</em> I stopped taking the lupu... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:04:43 EST Everything that can go wrong sometimes does go wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722647 I had a horrible migraine and cramps Tuesday and Wednesday, then Thursday and Friday I was nauseous and vomiting from my lupus pills. Today I finally feel good and I'm not going to let that go to waste! I'm going to do yoga and regular cardio today and tomorrow and start back up the Slim in 6 and do it everyday execept Thursday (which is reserved for the nausea etc from the pills). I'm also going to try really hard to eat more often to get past this lack off appetite which is causing me to l... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:22:16 EST What a workout! Whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719307 Just so everyone know Slim in 6 is a workout routine you can buy on Beach Body site. I got mine for 80% so it only cost me $24 <em>244</em> I can now say that after doing the Start it up DVD (the first one) it was well worth the money or more! it left me drenched! <em>198</em> but I was still able to do almost the whole routine, with the suggestions from the instructor on how to modify it. And I had to march in place a few times but I'm still happy because before this workout I had only ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:28:22 EST Today is the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719120 I'm doing really good today other than waking up way too late <em>246</em> Got to remember to set alarm tonight! At 1:30 pm I'm doing my slim in 6 routine (have to digest lunch first). I'm feeling excited and energetic! <em>244</em> I'm just hoping I can get through the whole routine! I'll probably post again with how it went. I know I'm addicted to blogging <em>20</em> TTYL!! <em>381</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:01:09 EST Parents will be gone this afternoon so I'm going to exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718377 I still can't eat ate restaurants (the food they serve bothers my stomach) so my Mom is taking my Dad out for Fathers day but I did buy him a box of pre portioned healthy nuts (HE LOVES NUTS, but tends to over do it, this way he can just grab the right amount). So while they're gone I'm going to do Rodney Yee Daily yoga (20 min) and this awesome yoga app called Yogamzing and do 4 sections (~ 45 min) that really help my joints and flexibility. They I'm going to do 20 min of aerobics and 15 mi... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:51:51 EST Methotrexate is working great now! I feel so good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717792 It took 4 weeks but I was only nauseous the day I took it and the day after. Friday and today I feel great! My lupus pain has gone done considerably, I'm not nauseous, no um... gastro-intestinal upset (read between the lines), and no throwing up! I still have a major loss of appetite but it's getting better, so is the variety of food I can eat! My fatigue is getting better too. Also I was taking the generic version of my antidepressant, which is not a good thing. It makes me very emotional, h... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:19:36 EST Spark Coach: Fitness goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717323 I know I already did this But This is My Spark coach assignment. Starting Monday I'm Starting my Skim in 6 program with additional SP workouts. I'm also going to set up my beachbody site this weekend. Additionally I'm going to do at lest 20 min of yoga Saturday and Sunday. <BR> <BR> Also I am down to 165 pounds! <em>9</em> Hope everyone has a great weekend! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>236</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:59:00 EST Starting Slim in 6 tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715477 I'm not following their strict meal plan, I'm just going to continue to eat healthy and follow the workouts. I'm starting out just doing it a couple times a week along with my FREE Spark people DVD's I won on the bonus wheel <em>224</em> I am determined to get my exercise minutes up. I also bought a fitbit zip for 15% off from amazon to track my steps, calories etc. I love it!. And it makes me want to get up and walk around more when I'm doing nothing! My first Badge is to get 5000 steps, ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:12:13 EST Did great exercising but stomach was unsettled yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712646 Thursday I did awesome with exercising but yesterday my stomach was doing flip flops and I threw up twice. Luckily I kept dinner down ( a lean piece of steak cooked expertly by my boyfriend on the grill YUM!). Today's agenda is some serious cleaning, yoga, and a shower! My job is the dishes which believe me is no easy task! And picking up the living room while my boyfriend does laundry! But it'll be nice to have a clean apartment again! Hope everyone has a great weekend! <BR> <em>381</em> ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 10:15:25 EST Second Thursday on my med http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711177 I have no nausea until I eat and then I feel sick as hell. I'm hoping to feel good enough soon to do some yoga. I have stomach cramps and nausea. I did really well yesterday with exercising. But I can't just exercise a couple days a week. No aerobics today, that's for sure! <em>211</em> I think the movement will make me sick. So today is yoga, weights, and stretching. <em>414</em> <em>34</em> <em>406</em> . Good luck to everyone! I will not be a slave to this med! <em>381</em> ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 09:48:37 EST oh that crazy med of mine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707430 Well I took it on Wednesday around 10:30 am and was tired and useless all day and slept early and long. The next day I couldn't eat or drink water without getting nauseous and occasionally throwing up. This went on till... well it's Saturday and while the nausea seems to be gone, I still have 0 appetite. I've lost 7 pounds of the 10 I gained over the last 2 months. I'm having trouble getting anywhere near 800 calories let alone the 1200-1300 I'm supposed to be eating. I'm feeling guilty beca... Sat, 31 May 2014 11:19:51 EST oh that crazy med of mine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707428 Well I took it on Wednesday around 10:30 am and was tired and useless all day and slept early and long. The next day I couldn't eat or drink water without getting nauseous and occasionally throwing up. This went on till... well it's Saturday and while the nausea seems to be gone, I still have 0 appetite. I've lost 7 pounds of the 10 I gained over the last 2 months. I'm having trouble getting anywhere near 800 calories let alone the 1200-1300 I'm supposed to be eating. I'm feeling guilty beca... Sat, 31 May 2014 11:18:41 EST New med will drastically change my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700944 Methotrexate is the new med my rheumatoligist put me one after getting my lab work back. I have massive inflammation and joint pain so They put me on it and folic acid to help it work better. I take the methotrexate 1 day a week 4 pills at once. I canhave absolutely no alcohol while taking it because it can screw up up my liver enzymes. No problem there. Then they said I could have no nicotine. I've smoked for 13 years and I've been cutting back from almost 2 packs a day to now 12 cigarettes ... Thu, 22 May 2014 17:50:25 EST Oh the pain... But I am determined to do some light aerobics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698960 Well the tooth pull was going very good untill the stitch that had a the knot in it came loose (VERY LOOSE) and now I can barely eat or drink water <em>24</em> with out pain. I barely slept last night, probably about 4 hours split up over the course of 8 hours. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> But I have a lot of stuff to do today so I'm hoping to wear myself out so I can get some decent sleep. Laundry, Shower, Cleaning/organizing and light aerobics <em>355</em> and a lot of stretching <em... Tue, 20 May 2014 07:01:07 EST Tooth pull was a success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696275 After a long wait and a lot of nitrious oxide and lidocaine the tooth came out. The dentist said it was one of the hardest he ever performed. Last night was agony, I got 4 hours of sleep and had a migraine the whole time. But today I feel much better! I'm going to to some stretching and possibly some light yoga. The bleeding has almost stopped which is a HUGE plus. The only problem is I'm starving from eating just yogurt and soup. However I'm not smoking s that's a huge plus! <em>270</em> ... Fri, 16 May 2014 09:33:02 EST Doing pretty good with weight not so good medically http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695470 Well it's been over a month and I'm still hovering between 165-167 pounds so I'm very happy about that! Now I have to start exercising and being a bit more careful about what I eat so I can start losing more weight. I'm still getting migraines on a regular basis and the lupus and fibromyalgia are still hard to deal with in addition to the bipolar (It acts up pretty bad when the seasons change). However good news is I am more optimistic than I have been in a long time and My neurologist is wor... Thu, 15 May 2014 07:57:18 EST Finally my doctors are listening to me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683711 My neurologist put me on a new med which is similar to the old one but increased the dose, thank you GOD!! And he's looking into getting me medical botox for my chronic migraines. It's extremely expensive but in most cases it eliminates migraines for 3-6 months! Now that sounds like a dream come true. I could finally have a life! Plus my lupus doctor added Tramadol to my pain control meds and my joints are feeling so much better. I had a horrible flare up for the last 2 weeks, I could barely ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:25:29 EST Rough week with constant migraines and no help from neurologist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672794 Called my neurologist in agony on Wednesday, I had been getting 2 migraines a day for weeks (basically one long migraine) with only 3 days without. I have yet to hear back from him. In other words I will be looking for a new doctor this week. I have been thrown down and around by chronic migraines for years and he hasn't helped me one bit. Screw him! <em>28</em> (pardon my language). However I am feeling better today despite killer cramps. I'm trying to do yoga today for my joints and migr... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:06:53 EST Gained weight but have already lost 4 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667971 This is a real miracle considering I'm PMSing so I've got some major water weight going on. Yesterday I didn't do any 'real' exercise but I cleaned my room for a hour so that had to burn some calories! Unfortunately I ended up with a migraine from 6:30 till I went to bed but I am happy to announce I actually slept in till 7am!! I managed to get 8 hours of sleep and only woke up once! <em>244</em> A true April miracle! Today I'm going to do a walk a mile DVD, a lot of yoga and some full bo... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 07:50:47 EST Too much unhealthy food and a few too many drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665727 Totally lost focus this weekend. It was the first weekend in a moth that it was just Shawn and me at his apt and the second night we had his brother and his wife over to play a card game and laughed forever and it was the best time I had had in a very long time. Unfortunately my healthy brain shut off and I ate too much and drank a bit too much. SOOOO RIGHT NOW I am getting back on the wagon of health and fitness! I am drinking water and about to do some yoga. Then I am going to clean up arou... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:30:16 EST The House and pet sitting is over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663502 <em>334</em> I love animals but these 7 were something else! Add in the fact that I'm allergic to to them and had multiple migraines a day and I was spent!! Hopefully I'll get paid next week. yesterday I slept most of the day and relaxed but did get a little yoga in. Planning on doing hatha and vinyasa yoga today for about 1 hour. Tomorrow I will be spending about 5 hours helping Shawn's Mom move into her new apt <em>224</em> which means she won't be living in Shawn's apt any more <em... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:57:38 EST Starting to feel better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658811 My body isn't hurting as much today but the furry little gremlins are getting smarter! (well, trickier LOL). Tucker, The big black lab just found a new way to get into the bread drawer even though I've had it blocked with a tall bar stool. which means now I have to follow him around whenever he gets up to walk around. I don't think any of these pets have ever been disciplined. Which is adding to my stress level. I'm tired of the male cats (2 in particular) marking their territory twice a day ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:06:08 EST Has not been a good week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658092 Food wise I have slipped up Majorly! Not good. Also I'm smoking more than I was which I am going to get a handle on RIGHT NOW!! My Lupus and fibromyalgia are acting up horribly, I am in horrible pain constantly and I'm getting migraines and sinus headaches daily. And I am completely exhausted all day long. But I'm try to play and love on the critters and do the housekeeping It's just taking everything out of me. All I want is a good night's sleep but I keep staying up late and waking up too ... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:22:56 EST Losing weight still! So happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654420 I weigh 165.2 today. All because I implemented 2 things, less cheese and no eating past 6-7pm. I'm losing almost a pound a day! I'm sure a lot of it is water weight due to all the sodium I was consuming but it sure is nice to see the numbers going down. I'm also doing at least 30 min of yoga a day (so far this weekend) but I keep forgetting to track it. As a bonus Shawn is taking me out to dinner!! <em>498</em> yes I am having shrimp <em>4</em> It'll be the first time I've seen him in ... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:44:44 EST Migraines are taking over my life! Weight loss is taking a backseat to my health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652964 As you may have already read, my doctor cut my migraine medicine down from 30 a month to 10 a month. for the last 2 weeks I have has a migraine ranging from painful to nonfunctional, sometimes a up to 3 a day <em>28</em> . Instead of my usual cardio to day I am doing a LOT of Yoga, because I recall that it used to help. probably about 2 hours of vinyasa and gentle yoga. This is the pan for the next 2 weeks (including Pilates). I don't really care if it helps me lose weight I just want one d... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:32:01 EST Stressed out but not letting it get me down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651346 Still in the 160's! So I know it's not a fluke <em>224</em> Totally stressed out because I have a month to clean my pit of a room. Mainly I just have to find room for everything, I've gotten rid of all the papers and stuff. The problem is I have my whole apartment in a very tiny room and more clothes then you can imagine. Some I'm going to give to good will and others I'm going to box up (like winter clothes, clothes that are just one size too small, etc.). It's just going to be a lot of ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:06:52 EST My birthday is Monday so I'm getting on track again! FOR THE LAST TIME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642867 I'm going to be 33 on March 10th and it's about time I got serious about losing weight. So I'm starting over with healthier foods, less calories, and more aerobics. I've done really well on cutting down on my cigarettes so far. From a pack a day to 13 in about 2 weeks. <em>224</em> . And I've lost some weight but the problem is I keep putting it back on. I'm tired of this cycle and it's time for it to STOP! My Plan is to do 20-30 min of aerobics 5-6 days a week, Strength training 2-3 days a... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 11:53:06 EST suprise surprise! I didn't gain much wait over vacation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640567 Unfortunately my sinus infection has gotten worse and I'm on antibiotics, steroids, and pain killers. The good news is my neurologist put me on low dose blood pressure pills last Monday and today was the first migraine I've had in 5 days! That's the longest I've gone in 2 years! Lots to celebrate! <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:21:40 EST SparkCoach entry Anxiety and stress about weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637880 <em>2</em> I am totally stressed out about losing weight. Constantly, totally, without a doubt. I berate myself for every slip up and I keep getting pissed off at my week body for getting sick and making it incredibly difficult to workout. The lupus has taken a major toll on my immune system this freakishly cold winter I've been getting sick constantly. Currently my sinus infection has taken a turn for the worse and I'm in a lot of pain, swelling, and my left ear is completely deaf with the... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 17:23:27 EST exercised a lot today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632531 Finally feeling like myself again! <em>224</em> Unfortunately I have an appointment with my neurologist at 1:45pm today which I am not looking forward to due to crazy insurance policies and my crazy father. I'm just hoping things go well and I don't end up in tears. For some reason I've been very emotional lately. Mainly just angry. <em>28</em> And I'm not really sure why. But on a happier note I'm back to exercising and on Wednesday I will be out of town for 5 days! Yay! My computer is ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:43:05 EST 3 pounda down!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630846 So happy! I lost the weight I gained over Valentine's! Now I need to lose a little more before Wednesday When I take a 5 day trip to see a friend from college! I love seeing him but we don't do a whole lot. I'm still going to keep with my yoga and try to do a couple of videos from the site. And I'll be logging on everyday! I'll try to put in food but we usually go to hole in the wall places or local restaurants so it's hard to know what to put in for calories. But I'm doing really good so far... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:19:05 EST UHG! Vantine's weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626471 Ate way too much this weekend. Definitely getting back on track today. I'm having chicken noodle soup for lunch and something healthy for dinner. I'm burning major calories cleaning the apt! Trash, dishes, and general picking up. It'll probably take me 4 and a half hours more to get it all done LOL! Seriously . Still tired today even through I got plenty of sleep. My knee is finally feeling better and my fever broke Saturday night so that's helped a ton too. Finally I'll be able to exercise!... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:19:01 EST