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/ Vacation in the UP of Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223634 Still on vacation with my friend from college. We've been walking a ton and sight seeing. It's been a lot of fun but totally exhausting! I realize now how out of shape I am! Definitely going to get to work on that when I get home. More walking today as we check out some waterfalls. I'll post a more detailed account later. Hugs and love to all! Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:44:56 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217712 My mom is a big positive motivation in my life. My dad trys, sometimes but he eats mostly unhealthy foods. My boyfriend is getting better. . we're buying healthier foods but taking small steps. Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:07:36 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213218 My biggest accomplishment so far is losing 25 pounds! Also fitting into a pair of shorts I haven't been able to wear in 4 years!! Sat, 6 Aug 2016 11:35:46 EST Medical Botox for Migraines on August 4th!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211062 I cannot wait! For the last week and a half I've had a migraine nearly every day. Really bad one's at times. today happens to be one of those days. Tried to get all of the running around done that needed to be done. but we had to cut our Meijer's trip short. I just felt like crap/ On the plus side I picked up some Lean Cuisine frozen dinners I can eat during recovery from the botox shots. They make it hard to chew anything for about 2-3 days. But they are my life line. <BR> <BR> Onto more go... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 15:06:38 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210260 I feel very tired. 😫 Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:54:22 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206276 One thing I've noticed as a improvement is all my clothes are fitting much looser. The shorts that were tight last summer are practically falling off of me now! Yay!! Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:27:01 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203020 The healthy habit I have the hardest time with is smoking. I can't use chantix, patches, gum, or lozenges because of health issues. I'm working on cutting down. My boyfriend just quit so I'm not smoking in front of him. I go in another room. It is helping me to cut down. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:50:10 EST House sitting this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200823 This weekend should be a lot easier than last weekend. Last weekend was incredibly sad and emotional. We went to Shawn's Mom, Susan , parents grave. We sprinkled we ashes and Shawn had an emotional breakdown. I literally thought I was going to fall down from his weight. I broke down later. She was a second mom to me. <BR> <BR> But this weekend Shawn and I will be house and pet sitting for his boss. 5 cats, 2 dogs. and I'm allergic to the all LOL. But it pays very well. So I can suck it up fo... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:59:19 EST House sitting this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200822 This weekend should be a lot easier than last weekend. Last weekend was incredibly sad and emotional. We went to Shawn's Mom, Susan , parents grave. We sprinkled we ashes and Shawn had an emotional breakdown. I literally thought I was going to fall down from his weight. I broke down later. She was a second mom to me. <BR> <BR> But this weekend Shawn and I will be house and pet sitting for his boss. 5 cats, 2 dogs. and I'm allergic to the all LOL. But it pays very well. So I can suck it up fo... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:59:19 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197444 I have no real life mentor. Most around me eat worse and exercise less than I do. But my boyfriend is starting to want to lose weight so he may become my weight loss buddy which would be awesome. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 09:22:28 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195702 The healthy habit I have the hardest time sticking to is exercising. Its just really hard sometimes to get it in. I've decided to do Leslie Samson walk a mile DVDs 1 mile to start 3-4 days a week. Wed, 6 Jul 2016 07:50:26 EST 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