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/ Sparkcoach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293736 Passed up pizza yesterday! Sun, 8 Jan 2017 09:44:44 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288894 It's late so the thing I'm going to do today is get a good night sleep! I'm due! Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:59:47 EST Still in pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277016 Still recovering. Can't do much in terms of exercising due to the fact that my right knee arthritis has flared up something fierce. Today I have a doctor's appointment about 2 hours away. Yuck! I see my surgeon on Thursday so hopefully he can help me out. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile I'm trying to lose the pain weight. I gained 7 pounds over the course of about week and a half. So now I'm trying to really watch what I eat. Hugs and 💘 to all! Tue, 6 Dec 2016 07:10:28 EST Had surgery on Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273811 I had surgery to fix many issues with my shoulder and bicep. I am in a tremendous amount of pain. Even with the high dose Norco I can't really sleep. I have 3 deep incisions. I've been pain eating and have gained weight but that is stopping NOW!! <BR> <BR> I can't wait to start physical therapy! I know it will hurt but it will help. <BR> <BR> Thank you everyone for your prayers and support! Love and hugs to all! Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:02:09 EST Had surgery on Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273810 I had surgery to fix many issues with my shoulder and bicep. I am in a tremendous amount of pain. Even with the high dose Norco I can't really sleep. I have 3 deep incisions. I've been pain eating and have gained weight but that is stopping NOW!! <BR> <BR> I can't wait to start physical therapy! I know it will hurt but it will help. <BR> <BR> Thank you everyone for your prayers and support! Love and hugs to all! Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:02:08 EST Trying to stay positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268481 I'm having a very difficult time right now. My left shoulder and entire left side are painfully. Technically I am in more pain than I've ever been in my life. I basically can't use it. And my right knee is swollen and sore. I have an MRI on Friday at7 a.m. My doctor thinks I have a torn rotator cuff. I have to wait till the 22nd to find out the results. I'm also trying to quit smoking . I went from a. Pack and a half a day to 8-10 cigarettes a day in a week! That I am proud of. I also use an ... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:02:15 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265188 I passed up chocolate yesterday!! I'm not big into sweets but I LOVE dark chocolate 🍫 lol. But I'm around for not giving in. What temptations have you avoided lately? Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:00:49 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255701 One thing I'm really good at is being a good listener. What about you? Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:52:47 EST Getting over the flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255242 Ugh... Was so sick this weekend. I managed to get so light exercise in. But then I started throwing up water. I think I'm finally over it. I've been eating only oatmeal and scrambled eggs (1egg 2 egg whites), and so saltines. If I had to look on the bright side I've lost a little over 4 pounds. Still going to take it easy on the food today. Think I'm going to add some ground flax seed into my oatmeal today. Up my fiber some. Its been 8 hours since I last three up so I think I'm on the mend. ... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:32:50 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253047 My major fitness goal right now is healing my shoulder and exercising regularly. What's yours? :) Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:54:12 EST All day migraine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246858 I woke up with it and it will not go away. I've been in my room in the dark and quiet all day long. It totally ruined my day. I can barely eat a I'm so nausous. My mantra today is tomorrow will be better. Sorry for the pity party but I had to let it out. Wed, 5 Oct 2016 15:43:05 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245185 The healthy habit I have the most trouble with is exercising. What's yours? Sun, 2 Oct 2016 14:18:51 EST I have to find my way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240532 My shoulder is killing me <em>28</em> . I woke up at 2am this morning to go to the bathroom and the pain was so bad I couldn't go back to sleep. So I'm running on about 4 hours of sleep. Which is not good for my waistline or my pain tolerance, especially with the fibromyalgia and lupus. I keep putting off exercising till I feel better but since it seems like that day won't come for a while I just need to "Suck it up Buttercup" <BR> <BR> i have some Physical therapy exercises on paper that ... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:44:13 EST Ugh.. migraine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238533 Feeling so ill. I've thrown up twice and my eye is killing me. I was supposed to be at Shawn's apt today but the bug people came and I couldn't be there while they were doing their job. So now I'm stuck at home with mom and dad (he has the week off) and I'm miserable. I still need to do my PT exercises and get steps in. I took my antinauseousness meds but it's not helping. I think I'm just going to rest and hopefully I'll feel better later. Love and hugs to all! Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:24:28 EST Switching Psychiatrist after 15 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236451 My psychiatrist appt went horrible yesterday. she accused me of misses appoints which is why I went an extra month without seeing her. That was totally untrue! She was out of the country for all of August and I was rescheduled 3 times. SHe just said "If it'ss my fault then it's my fault" I was near tears.. Then She said that she was very upset with me for now having a therapist. I've had a therapist that I see everyother week for the last 3 years. WHen I informed her of this she said I never... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:33:48 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234990 Today I am feeling tired but motivated! How are you feeling today? Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:54:50 EST Spark coach blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231139 I'm supposed to give myself 3 compliments. This is extremely difficult because I am going through a rough patch with body image and negative feeling. I'm a good listener. I can get along with most people. And I have a nice butt lol. Too anyone who reads this list 3 compliments about yourself! Hugs! Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:40:42 EST 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