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=6192392 List of distractions: <BR> 1. Meditate <BR> 2. Do light exercise for 5-10 min <BR> 3. Crochet <BR> 4. Go on Twitter and read motivational tweets. <BR> 5. Read a book <BR> 6. Try to get as many points on SP as possible <BR> 7. Blog on SP Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:52:00 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187569 My biggest accomplishment so far has been consistently losing weight no matter how little and forgiving myself for slip ups which has taken years to do! Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:28:43 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184405 Today I'm going to do a mile walk DVD!! And try to do some core work! Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:28:11 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184047 One of my favorite quotes is " Don't let someone else hold the key to your dreams" Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:35:44 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182092 I want to do strength training 3 days in the next 7 days. And not let my partners down! Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:49:38 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180066 I still have trouble getting in my strength training. My knees are still bothering me and I have an issue with my my left shoulder that requires physical therapy so I don't want to use it much. Right now I'm going to focus on legs and core and once I go to PT I'll add those arm exercises. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:06:41 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178229 I am feeling sore but motivated and excited!! Tue, 7 Jun 2016 10:14:53 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177446 The best part of my day was getting up early and walking a lot. The worst part of my day is I pushed myself way to much and now I can barely move. Lol Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:06:10 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173708 I passed up many temptations lately! Over the the Memorial day weekend I only had two ribs with no barbecue sauce. I also like limited my drinking and stuck to healthy meals and bought fruit to snack on. The best part was I actually ate the fruit! Tue, 31 May 2016 11:18:49 EST Not great news from the follow up with the orthopedic surgeon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171370 Not very happy right now. Went to see him because me knee I had surgery on he took x-rays. .it turns out My arthritis has gotten a lot worse in less than 3 months. <em>39</em> <BR> I got a cortisone shot and the good news is it's feeling much better. Now the second bad news. My shoulder has been killing me and I've been ignoring it. Well I couldn't ignore it anymore so I mentioned it. X-rays again and he told me I have a pinched nerve and rotator cuff tendinitis. Physical Therapy!! Yuck!... Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:37 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170197 "Going clothes shopping makes me feel: awful. Here's why, I'm overweight and only 5"1'. It is so hard to find clothes that are cheap and fit me. And look good. Jeans shopping makes me insane. It is so difficult! At least it's summer and I can buy shorts and not deal with length issues. Wed, 25 May 2016 14:04:47 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169374 Favorite motivational quote: Be yourself. An original is worth more than a copy! Tue, 24 May 2016 09:31:58 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168076 The healthy habit I have the hardest time sticking with is eating healthy on the weekends. I do great during the week but then I lose all willpower on the weekend. I'm doing a little better this weekend but not where I should be.g Sun, 22 May 2016 10:54:43 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167624 My friends are definitely a negative effect on my eating. They don't live close by so when I see them they always want to go out and eat for every meal. And my boyfriend is always showing his love through food. But I did lose 20pounds so somethings going right! Sat, 21 May 2016 15:18:39 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166744 List 3 things I've been doing well this past week: exercise, a lot of strength training, eating better, more vitamin rich smoothies, staying within my calorie range. Fri, 20 May 2016 07:03:52 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161942 Today I feel sick but at least I got my yoga in! Fri, 13 May 2016 06:13:11 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160118 My major fitness goal I'm trying to reach is 25 minutes of cardio and starting to do the MD the Doctor's workout. Also some Pilates and yoga. On my off days. But I need to get my right knee fixed up its swollen and no one seems to be able to help me. Tue, 10 May 2016 12:51:59 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159371 How often do I give 100% during my workout? It's hard with my knee being screwed up again. But I feel like I do give it all during my upper body and ab workout! Mon, 9 May 2016 11:46:02 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157411 I'm feeling very optimistic because I lost the weight I had gained and am back below 170!!! Fri, 6 May 2016 07:03:46 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156679 Name one or more things you like about you about your body. I like my butt, it's always perky 😉. I like my hair it's always been there for me ❤. I like my sides it's the first place I lose weight 😃! Thu, 5 May 2016 04:42:54 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156075 In the next 7 days I plan to exercise 4 days. It would be more but I have have a Dr appointment today and botox tomorrow for my migraines on Thursday which makes it hard to do much for 2-3 days. Wed, 4 May 2016 08:06:33 EST 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