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/ 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 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