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=6091529 My relationship with food is pretty good I'd give it a 7. I have my slip ups but for the most part I eat pretty well, except when I'm really tired.😫 lol then all bets are off. Tue, 9 Feb 2016 06:12:36 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6091256 The best part of my day was getting in to see my rhuemotologist tomorrow at 9:30 am. My entire right leg from hip to foot is swelled up and and in incredible pain. I'm have a tremendous difficulty walking and I just want it to be over!! Mon, 8 Feb 2016 20:16:52 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089273 The best part of my day today so far has been sleeping in, which rarely happens. I'm usually up by 4 am lol. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 11:57:55 EST The support I got from everyone on Sparkmoble chat has made my day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088466 I really and truly do love Sparkpeople. Last night I had a horrible conversation with my friend. I only told half the story on chat. He told me I can,t lose 10 pounds let alone 50-60 (my ultimate goal. Then he said, it's nothing against you, I couldn't do it either. we're just too old. I'm only 34!! I recieved so many wonderful replies supporting me that I KNOW I can do it, despite the migraines, lupus and fibromyalgia. And he's said the thing about te weight a few times before. <BR> <BR> In... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:11:31 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085641 I know I've had a good workout when I feel great afterwards! Tired, sweaty, but on top of the world! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:42:44 EST Spark coach #12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082093 My major fitness goal is to be able to go to the gym for 45 min 4 times a week. Right now I'm doing very low impact aerobics most days, yoga, Pilates and body weight exercises and weight training exercises. It's difficult due to lupus and fibromyalgia but I am determined!! Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:00:58 EST Spark coach #12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082094 My major fitness goal is to be able to go to the gym for 45 min 4 times a week. Right now I'm doing very low impact aerobics most days, yoga, Pilates and body weight exercises and weight training exercises. It's difficult due to lupus and fibromyalgia but I am determined!! Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:00:58 EST Got my my botox for migraines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081818 Ugh... I hate how much it hurts but I love not having a constant migraine! My head is bloody from the injections and my left shoulder hurts like hell. I think I'm going to take tomorrow off from exercising. It'll just hurt too much. But I exercised today so I think I'm in the clear. Plus all I can eat is soup, scrambled eggs, and oatmeal. <BR> <BR> <BR> But I won't have migraines everyday so it's worth it!! Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:33:25 EST Spark coach #11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080307 My hardest healthy habit is exercising. I have lupus and fibromyalgia so some days it's really difficult to get moving. I am starting a 21 day yoga program and trying to get more cardio in but it's not easy! Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:08:55 EST Still getting migraines but not as bad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078419 Thank you to everyone who responded to my last blog! I'm still getting migraines but not nearly as bad and advil is taking care of them for the most part. Unfortunately my sleep is still incredibly chaotic. I went to bed last night at 11pm and woke up at 2 am. Hopefully I get some sleep tonight. My diet went out the window yesterday but I am back on track today! Despite my early awakening all I've had so far is oatmeal and around 6:30 I'll have scrambled eggs (1 egg, 2 egg whites, spinach, an... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:42:39 EST This is the longest week of my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075107 My migraines are waking me up every night. Yesterday it was at 2:30 am and today it was at 3 am. I threw up yesterday for over a hour. Needless to say not much got accomplished. And today's looking the same except I have an appointment with my therapist. I just really would like to get more than 4 hours of sleep. I have pms which doesn't help with the sleep or migraines. On the 28th I will get my medical botox and everything will be back to normal, well as normal as it gets lol. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:02:04 EST Spark coach#10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074227 My hardest healthy habit to stick with is not over eating on the weekends. I can do great all week but come Friday night at my boyfriend's it's like an all you can eat sign lights up in my head. I'm starting to do a little better. I just have to remain in control and continue to bring healthy foods with me. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 04:56:51 EST Trying to stay positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072519 I woke up feeling good. Had my coffee, found something healthy to eat on this bitterly cold morning and made a to do list. And then it hit again... Migraine. <BR> <BR> My nemesis, my constant foe and unwelcome companion. <BR> <BR> The good news is my next round of medical botox is scheduled for the 28th this month and it cannot come fast enough. <BR> <BR> I took my medicine and anti nausea pills so hopefully it will go away in a timely manner. I'm using acupressure which sometimes helps... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:23:34 EST Spark coach#9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071654 Fitness Goal I'm working towards: The main goal I'm working towards is being able to to low impact aerobics for 60minutes without running out of breath or my knee hurting or fibromyalgia or lupus acting up. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:49:50 EST I hate being sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070234 I did exercise but I'm feeling worse than before. My whole body aches and my back is killing me. I have a migraine and some jerk upstairs has his radio on as loud as possible. The bass is so loud. The good news is I've eaten pretty healthy so far today. Hope everyone is having a good day! Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:19:25 EST Spark coach #9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070036 I feel sick and nauseous. I'm still going to try to work out a little Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:23:52 EST Spark coach#7 i think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068547 Name one thing about my body I love: my butt. It sounds silly but it's the one thing that stays firm and lifted no matter what. And my boyfriend loves it:-D. Sorry if that was too much info lol Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:58:09 EST What a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065777 I have been very sick since Friday. I slept all day Friday and Saturday. Today I woke up feeling so much better. And of course I have a massive migraine going on for 6 hours. I'm nauseous but I haven't puked mainly because I've barely eaten. My weight reached the highest ever on Tuesday but I lost most of it since then, thankfully. I know I need to eat but I feel so sick. I just want to cry. <em>46</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:49:05 EST Spark coach#7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062998 3 things I've been doing well this past week: Untill I got sick I was doing my physical therapy exercises everyday which was difficult due to the holidays. I ate well at home, and I've maintained a positive attitude through everything. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:35:13 EST Spark coach #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056769 My biggest weight loss supporters are my fellow spark friends. My mom tries to help too but my dad usually overules when it comes to dinner. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:36:24 EST Spark coach #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6055835 Fitness Goals: my main fitness goals are to keep up with my physical therapy exercises and to do 10-15 minutes of aerobics 5 days a week and build on that. Because of my knee issues aerobics are difficult for me so I need to ease into it. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:26:20 EST Spark coach #4 i think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054170 Weight loss mentor: I have none. No one in my life eats healthy. It's really rough. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:01:13 EST Spark coach #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051248 One thing I'm really good at is emphasizing with people Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:17:44 EST Spark coach #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049807 3 things I've been doing well this week: I've been doing my physical therapy exercises, I've been drinking 10 or more cups of water, and I've been having a green smoothie almost everyday. Yay!! Sat, 19 Dec 2015 13:23:55 EST Spark coach blog #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047809 Today I will ignore the negative influences in my life which will greatly improve my life. Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:26:27 EST I cannot take it anymore! Vent proceeding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047577 My dad is seriously screwing with my head when I already had the worst migraine in a long time and a mixed episode.I finally got my health insurance crap taken care of after being on hold for 2 hours and 50 min during which i got a massive migraine. Then a bunch of crap went down between him and my mom over Christmas dinner completely insane on his part. Still had a killer nauseating migraine when they were ready to eat so i declined to eat with them. Well apparently That's the same as givin... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:58:11 EST Mom and i talked and i'm doing better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034552 We talked and she realized that what I need is support not a police officer. All is well now. I'm working like crazy at physical therapy, there and at home 🙀oh my aching muscles! But my knee is doing so much better! 😃💖!! I just can't get over how out of shape I am. But I am very determined to fix it! I'll be done with PT on Dec 22nd and they said I should be able to do light cardio, yoga and Pilates!! Merry Christmas to me 🎄🎁🎅!! I'm house sitting for 9 days for 5 cats an... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:41:58 EST My mom has gone crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031638 She won't let me eat when I'm hungry. It's almost 5 pm and on the 1200 calories side of things I still have 600+ calories! I barely ate yesterday because of a massive puking migraine and now I'm at my boyfriend's starving. He has no food so well have to order in which will take an hour and be full of more calories than if I would have eaten at home! Plus I'm light headed and have heartburn. Meanwhile she ate more than me and snacked on animal crackers. I had a string cheese, and 75 cal worth ... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:15:13 EST Things are much better now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023517 Sorry it took me so long to post. The memorial service was beautiful, many people came. We spent that week cleaning and packing up her apartment. My knee gave out on the 3rd day and I had to go to the doctor Tuesday. Another bursa in my knee in another spot. I've had continuous migraines for about 2 weeks. Yesterday I got my botox and their gone! YAY! But my head is tender to the touch and I have a big welt from one injection. Luckily I'll I I'll be able to exercise again soon. <em>521</em>... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:26:22 EST thank you everyone for your kind words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013015 The memorial service will be on Monday. I broke down on Thursday and slept nonstop till Saturday morning. It was a combo of meds being of and grief. But since then I have been doing much better other than I'm having trouble eating. But I'm sure that will fix5itself. I love you all!! <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 07:15:19 EST I am numb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009008 Shawn, my boyfriend, his mom died today of a massive aneurysm. She was 63 years old. I played care taker for everyone especially him. She was like a second mom to me. I've known her over half my life. I was there when she died. I am staying strong for Shawn. Please send prayers for his family. Sun, 4 Oct 2015 09:37:40 EST I am numb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008810 Shawn, my boyfriend, his mom died today of a massive aneurysm. She was 63 years old. I played care taker for everyone especially him. She was like a second mom to me. I've known her over half my life. I was there when she died. I am staying strong for Shawn. Please send prayers for his family. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 22:18:05 EST When it rains it pours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008642 Where do I even begin... My Baker;s Cyst came back within a few days of it getting it drained. I saw my Rhuemotologist a little over two weeks ago and she ruled out osteoarthritis. She treated my knee pain and the Baker's Cyst with steroid injections and said if the pain comes back I need to come in for a MRI to see if I have any damage to knee and possibly need surgery. Well the pain is back and I can barely walk, stand or sit in a chair. I am in constant pain. I'm hoping to get in to get th... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 15:31:57 EST No blood clot (big surprise lol) But really good news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988523 SO I went back to my Dr. because my knee and lower leg were still killing me. I stayed calmed explained my pain to him (he actually saw me and not an intern which helped). Turns out I had a cyst under me knee cap! He drained it and injected me knee with a solution of lidocaine and anti inflammatory stuff. Then I just mentioned I would like something for the pain and he seemed hesitant so I told him that was fine (No tears the entire visit) and then I mentioned maybe a muscle relaxer would he... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 03:44:05 EST Possible lupus related blood clot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984705 well I went to the doctor and of course saw his intern insdtead of him. She deduced the despite npt having a red swollen leg the I had a blood clot. My Dr.. Dr Gosling came in never touched my leg and said sinve I have lupus anf I smoke It's probably a blood clot despite evodence to the contrairy. He never told me what to do to ease the pain. And when I asked him for something for the pain hr launched into how tramadol shoould be enough. I interrupperted and tolf him I just wanted to sleep. I... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:16:04 EST Going to the Doctor to check out my knee tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983882 over the weekend my knee has swollen up greatly and the pain is so much worse. I can't extend my leg or bend my knee to far in. I'm on tramadol and it isn't making a dent, and I'm taking high dose prescription naproxsyn and that isn't helping either. i can't sleep at night but then I'm tired all day and nod off randomly. My appointment is at 3pm and I'm hoping my dr can help. the worst pain is behind my knee, which is also swollen. I'm just a mess and I just want to know what's wrong and get ... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:42:11 EST Cedar Point I over did it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981763 My feet and ankles are horribly swollen. my right knee, which was bothering me before, is now KILLING ME!!! The worst part is the friend I went there with keeps saying the reason my knee hurts is because of my weight,ignoring the lupus and fibromyalgia. mainly the lupus at this point. I'm crying as I write this because I just got off the phone with him and he told me not to let the pain stop me from exercising, I just need to push thrugh it. he has no clue how much I hurt and hwe doesn't give... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:24:23 EST cedar point! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980981 I walked for hours the last 3 days! All my clothes are fitting better but I am sooo sore! I rode every ride, sometimes twice. This is the most active I've been in 3 years! My lupus and fibro meds are working. Not to say that I won't need a few days to recover lol! Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:33:50 EST sparkcoach blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968672 My hardest healthy habit to maintain is eating well on the weekends when I'm at my boyfriend's place or with his family. There is never any healthy food to eat. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:39:40 EST 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