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/ Some good news on the migraine front http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962818 My doctor bunpoed my appt to th 23rd from the 28th. So I'm happy. I've had a nonstop migraine for 6 days now. I'm still exercising , mainly yoga. I'm still trowing up , but usuallyonly once during the worst part of the pain. I'm eating as clean as possible but my family isn't making it easing. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Sat, 18 Jul 2015 15:50:33 EST migraine everyday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961722 Two more weeks and I get my botox for migraines. My doctor decided to schedule it a month later than usual. I did okay the first two weeks but now I'm just in pain all the time <BR> I'm still exercising 10 min a day but it's getting harder. I'm trying to stay positive but it's getting difficult. I love you all!! Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:02:13 EST A little light at the end of a pain tunnel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958178 Finally went and saw a GYN for my horrific cramps. I told him everything(including the near psychotic PMS and chronic migraines). So long story short on August 7 th I'm getting the Mirena IUD put in since a people stop getting their periods all together. I'm very nervous after looking it up online.I'm mainly consered about the pain of insertion (considering I'll have massive cramps) and the weight gain. I've been gaining weight like crazy lately, nerves and food, bad combo. The main thing I n... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 16:02:22 EST ready to kick some butt!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947711 Feeling great today! Meds are working wonderfully and my knees aren't hurting anymore! Yea!! Already did 10 min on the elliptical trainer and about to do some very light yoga. <BR> <BR> And I've lost 3 pounds!! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!! Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:59:16 EST I hurt but things are looking up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946196 I saw my rhuemotologist yesterday. We have a new game plan I think once the pain from the cortisone injection in each knee dies down I'm going to be feeling a lot better! <BR> <BR> I'm weening up to taking 600mg of neurontin 4 times a day , I was on 300 mg 4 times, and I'm taking my tramadol 1 pill every 4 hours till my flare up passes. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling very optimistic about everything and hope to start exercising 10+ mminutes a day soon! Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:52:33 EST sparkcoach blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943408 My biggest supporters have been my Grey Wolves team! They are always there for me! I cannot thank them enough! I love you all! Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:22:43 EST Trying to stay optomistic!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941919 I'm doing much better emotionally since my last real post. Physically things have taken a downturn. my right knee is a bit messes up. I had to where a brace on it for 3 days and now it's a day by day by day thing. I also have a a really bad head and chest cold. I can barely walk 5 steps without collapsing into a 5-10 minute couching fit. so send good wishing and health to me! <em>381</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 18:15:45 EST sparkcoach blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940659 This week I want to finish cleaning my room. Sat, 6 Jun 2015 11:01:08 EST I don't even know what to write anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935344 Today I worked out a little. Cleaned my room some. Filled my pillcase which takes about 20-30 minutes. Went to the doctor. Saw my weight and nearly cried... I gained ALOT over the weekend, like an impossible amount. So no I need to lose even more weight whcih I seem to be totally unable to do. Got a cortisone shot in my hip because my joints are falling apart. Got 2 refferals. came home, migraines and allergies abundant. migraine is finally gone but I'm sneezing and have an annoying runny nos... Wed, 27 May 2015 19:48:44 EST Sorry I've been MIA lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932477 Things have been crazy around here lately. I've started exercising again <em>224</em> but it had to be put on the back burner for a little bit to help my mom clean the house (and, ahem, my room <em>2</em> ). But we got it all done and I burned mega calories and toned up doing it from lifting heavy stuff and lots of squats. I haven't lost any weight but I toned up so I'm happy <em>9</em> my clothes are fitting looser! And I found a quote that is helping me get through everything in ... Fri, 22 May 2015 10:34:10 EST I can only play through the pain for so long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924895 I did awesome Wednesday and Thursday but today I only got in 15 minutes of cardio and hardly any steps. I woke up exhausted and sore, but I did an easy 1 mile DVD walk. ~1 pm I started to feel queasy and the I started throwing up. Then can a horrific migraine. So I'm in the dark now trying to get rid of it but nothing is working. I have PMS so that means an upswing in hormonal migraines. Yuck. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a better Friday than I am! <em>247</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 15:21:36 EST very long weekend!!( And few days) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919497 Sorry I was MIA for awhile. I was house sitting for Shawn's boss. I stayed there for 3 and a half days taking care of the house and 5 cats and 1 huge black lab and one smaller dog. Have I mentioned I'm allergic to all? But I should get a little money out of it. I gained some weight <em>15</em> because all we ate was their crappy food. But I'm back on eating healthy and exercising today! I slept great last night! Finally! <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesday! Go Grey Wolves! ... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:14:34 EST Update!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910999 Still in quite a bit of pain but I can wear a sports bra now and that's helping so I plan on doing some light exercising today. Leg work with bands, some yoga and stretching and a very easy session on the elliptical. Now if only I could get rid of these cramps LOL. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:42:27 EST Mu doctor is a jerk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909441 Saw my doctor, well saw his resident. After an excruciating exam she went to talk to my doctor. Then he came in and prescribed me antibiotics. And nothing else. I am in agony every second of the day. I am swollen to the point where I am embarressed to go out in public because my breast are so obviously 2 very different sizes. I can't exercise, walk, or sit without hurting, Or sleep. Needless to say I am not in good mood. Hope everyone has a howling good weekend! <em>306</em> <em>386</em>... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:51:03 EST *READ AT OWN RISK* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908300 Well I was doing really well with cardio, strength training, and yoga. I was feeling great and the Botox was working so I wasn't getting migraines and my shoulder was doing a really well. 3 days ago I discovered an abscess under my left breast, It hurt very bad, then it popped, the hole it left is the size of a pencil eraser. Agony, i thought I couldn't be in more pain then another abscess formed next to it. I am in excrutiating pain constantly. the pain has radiated throughout my back, my ri... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:47:12 EST Botox appt tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902422 shoulder is killing me. I took a shower and washed my hair and mow it hurts so bad. Today I am taking a break from exercise and just work on moving and stretching my shoulder. And I'm going to try to do my fribro exercises. This is all so that my botox shots across my shoulders don't hurt so bad. The botox works great but it really hurts for about 3 days. <BR> <BR> But there is some really good news! I didn't get a lot of migraines the two weeks before this round! So maybe I can extend th... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:19:53 EST Finally made it to the Dr. still in pain but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900757 I just basically have to deal with it. I have a small tear in my rotator cuff. They gave me 10 pain pills and told me I have to move my shoulder around so it doesn't freeze up. The pain pills are so I can do this without screaming <em>211</em> I've been working out today just really modifying it, like using weights only on my good arm and doing aerobics but reducing the range and pace of motion with my bad shoulder. It annoying on so many levels! But I will work around it and not make it w... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:27:12 EST spark coach entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900529 I am grateful for my spark friends because they keep me motivated! Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:05:38 EST Going to the casino for two nights!! So excited!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895069 My bf Shawn is taking me to the casino Wednesday - Friday morning (with a late checkout) this week! <em>334</em> I'm going to try not to let it wreck my diet, fingers crossed. The good news is they have wi-fi so I can keep in touch and do SP workouts, plus I brought some magazine workouts and yoga workouts to do when I get tired of gambling instead of going to the bar! On Thursday WE'RE GOING OUT FOR SUSHI! <em>4</em> I love tuna rolls with wasabi Yum! So it will be a nice light meal. ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:51:55 EST Feeling good on a Thursday!! GREY WOLVES HOWL!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891593 Today is the first day of the grey wolves spring into shape challenge! So excited! Plus on Friday I start taking 4 neurontin a day and get to see if it really helps! Today I'm doing a yoga for easing pain DVD, a SP Pilates video, and hopefully up my elliptical time from 10 min to 12-15 min. trying to burn off the calories from dinner before I eat it LOL. <BR> <BR> I'm really determined to to lose 10-15 pounds during this challenge and really be active in it. I'm finally not sick (fingers an... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:32:07 EST Grey wolves weigh in is going to be horrible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889964 Not only did I eat badly but I'm about to start my period. Double bummer. The only plus is the I should lose a lot of weight fast through water weight lol. I ste u to takeing 4 nuerontin a day on thrusday. wish me luck, they make me a little tired so hopefully I won't feel too run down. Managed to get my exercise in today. not a lot but baby steps are always good, I'm joining the town gym on thrusday and I'm hoping to workout there 3-4 times a week. I tend to push myself more at gyms. <em>... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 15:34:36 EST So far So good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889220 The neurontin seems to be helping with frbromyalgia!! YAY! Unfortunately I have ate and drank horribly this weekend <em>29</em> but I plan to get a hold of it ASAP! Sun, 8 Mar 2015 12:56:06 EST Well I should be in less pain soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881102 I saw my doc for lupus and fibro. She pu me on neurontin. The only problem is I have to ween myself on to it over the course of a month before I'll really feel the effects. I've been so sore the last few days I've just been doing light yoga. I also had labs done so fingers are crossed that they turn out okay. I'm really looking forward to the Grey Wolves Spring into Shape! I'm going into optimistically and motivated!! My goal is to get as many points for my team as possible!! <em>521</em> ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:23:24 EST can't I do anything right??! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865891 Well I was horribly sick the last 2 days, mainly because I really pushed it to get my points for the Grey Wolves team on Wednesday. Then yesterday on our posting day I was so groggy and foggy o forgot to post! Grrrr! So mad at myself. On top of that my mom reinjured her foot so she's back to the boot and the knee scooter for a week. Boo! I did 30 min of yoga today so that's a plus. Sorry for the rant, just stressed out. Hope everyone has a great Friday! Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:56:23 EST can't I do anything right??! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865889 Well I was horribly sick the last 2 days, mainly because I really pushed it to get my points for the Grey Wolves team on Wednesday. Then yesterday on our posting day I was so groggy and foggy o forgot to post! Grrrr! So mad at myself. On top of that my mom reinjured her foot so she's back to the boot and the knee scooter for a week. Boo! I did 30 min of yoga today so that's a plus. Sorry for the rant, just stressed out. Hope everyone has a great Friday! Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:56:14 EST Working out is becoming easier! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861503 I actually did an easy walking workout, 20 minutes of yoga, and lifted weights with Shawn. They were heavy for me and I did very very very slow reps haha, but I made it through them. He had a weight bench so it was a lot harder then my usual dumbells because you have to count the weight of the barbell for everything! But I feel really good and I'm hoping it wil help me stay on track with eating today. I hope everyone has a super happy Saturday!!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:20:24 EST Baby I am back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860826 I feel like I have a brand new outlook on life!. I've been doing 30 min of yoga a day, the chair cardio, and the seated core workout almost everyday! Plus I'm eating healthy and in the last 2 months I've dropped 8 pounds !!!!! <em>9</em> I was sick with bronchitis and a sinus infection for a very long time and last week I really felt better. just one day I woke up and I wasn't coughing like crazy! I am still run down and have very little stamina, which is why I'm doing the seated cardio fo... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:26:11 EST Feeling a little better and a little more motivated every day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857065 Spending the weekend till Tuesday afternoon with my boyfriend FINALLY!!! Hoping to hear good news about my mom's foot tomorrow after she sees her doctor. I finally have some energy again <em>224</em> <em>224</em> so tomorrow I'm going to do the chair aerobic workout and dishes. This is a lot for me since I've barely been able to move the last two months (Chronic bronchitis). But now I'm ready to get back in the swing of things and eat healthy and exercise! I have lost weight <em>9</em>... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:31:26 EST finally feeling better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855636 Sorry I've been gone for so long. I have been very sick with chronic bronchitis, then my mom broke her foot very badly and she got sick. Plus she had to have surgery. Basically I've been her caregiver. Sick leading the sick lol. I had to quit the grey wolves because I am just to busy to give the group the time and commitment they deserve. It was just horrible timing. I'm still coughing but not nearly as bad. Still very run down. I've only seen my boyfriend once since the middle of December. T... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:08:57 EST Woke up at 4 am but still slept a lot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835747 My antibiotics make me nauseous and sometimes puke. I tried to call my Dr on Friday but the office was closed all day for some unknown reason. So I'm just trying to get by till Monday when they open at 9 am. The good news is my bronchitis is getting better and I can talk easier. The bad news is I have to eat something substantial before every dose of pills and I take 5 doses a day! Sorry grey wolves I might not be losing weight this week. I'm also sorry I couldn't do the spread the love... I ... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:28:53 EST 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