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/ 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 Gained weight but have already lost 4 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667971 This is a real miracle considering I'm PMSing so I've got some major water weight going on. Yesterday I didn't do any 'real' exercise but I cleaned my room for a hour so that had to burn some calories! Unfortunately I ended up with a migraine from 6:30 till I went to bed but I am happy to announce I actually slept in till 7am!! I managed to get 8 hours of sleep and only woke up once! <em>244</em> A true April miracle! Today I'm going to do a walk a mile DVD, a lot of yoga and some full bo... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 07:50:47 EST Too much unhealthy food and a few too many drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665727 Totally lost focus this weekend. It was the first weekend in a moth that it was just Shawn and me at his apt and the second night we had his brother and his wife over to play a card game and laughed forever and it was the best time I had had in a very long time. Unfortunately my healthy brain shut off and I ate too much and drank a bit too much. SOOOO RIGHT NOW I am getting back on the wagon of health and fitness! I am drinking water and about to do some yoga. Then I am going to clean up arou... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:30:16 EST The House and pet sitting is over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663502 <em>334</em> I love animals but these 7 were something else! Add in the fact that I'm allergic to to them and had multiple migraines a day and I was spent!! Hopefully I'll get paid next week. yesterday I slept most of the day and relaxed but did get a little yoga in. Planning on doing hatha and vinyasa yoga today for about 1 hour. Tomorrow I will be spending about 5 hours helping Shawn's Mom move into her new apt <em>224</em> which means she won't be living in Shawn's apt any more <em... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:57:38 EST Starting to feel better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658811 My body isn't hurting as much today but the furry little gremlins are getting smarter! (well, trickier LOL). Tucker, The big black lab just found a new way to get into the bread drawer even though I've had it blocked with a tall bar stool. which means now I have to follow him around whenever he gets up to walk around. I don't think any of these pets have ever been disciplined. Which is adding to my stress level. I'm tired of the male cats (2 in particular) marking their territory twice a day ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:06:08 EST Has not been a good week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658092 Food wise I have slipped up Majorly! Not good. Also I'm smoking more than I was which I am going to get a handle on RIGHT NOW!! My Lupus and fibromyalgia are acting up horribly, I am in horrible pain constantly and I'm getting migraines and sinus headaches daily. And I am completely exhausted all day long. But I'm try to play and love on the critters and do the housekeeping It's just taking everything out of me. All I want is a good night's sleep but I keep staying up late and waking up too ... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:22:56 EST Losing weight still! So happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654420 I weigh 165.2 today. All because I implemented 2 things, less cheese and no eating past 6-7pm. I'm losing almost a pound a day! I'm sure a lot of it is water weight due to all the sodium I was consuming but it sure is nice to see the numbers going down. I'm also doing at least 30 min of yoga a day (so far this weekend) but I keep forgetting to track it. As a bonus Shawn is taking me out to dinner!! <em>498</em> yes I am having shrimp <em>4</em> It'll be the first time I've seen him in ... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:44:44 EST Migraines are taking over my life! Weight loss is taking a backseat to my health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652964 As you may have already read, my doctor cut my migraine medicine down from 30 a month to 10 a month. for the last 2 weeks I have has a migraine ranging from painful to nonfunctional, sometimes a up to 3 a day <em>28</em> . Instead of my usual cardio to day I am doing a LOT of Yoga, because I recall that it used to help. probably about 2 hours of vinyasa and gentle yoga. This is the pan for the next 2 weeks (including Pilates). I don't really care if it helps me lose weight I just want one d... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:32:01 EST Stressed out but not letting it get me down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651346 Still in the 160's! So I know it's not a fluke <em>224</em> Totally stressed out because I have a month to clean my pit of a room. Mainly I just have to find room for everything, I've gotten rid of all the papers and stuff. The problem is I have my whole apartment in a very tiny room and more clothes then you can imagine. Some I'm going to give to good will and others I'm going to box up (like winter clothes, clothes that are just one size too small, etc.). It's just going to be a lot of ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:06:52 EST My birthday is Monday so I'm getting on track again! FOR THE LAST TIME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642867 I'm going to be 33 on March 10th and it's about time I got serious about losing weight. So I'm starting over with healthier foods, less calories, and more aerobics. I've done really well on cutting down on my cigarettes so far. From a pack a day to 13 in about 2 weeks. <em>224</em> . And I've lost some weight but the problem is I keep putting it back on. I'm tired of this cycle and it's time for it to STOP! My Plan is to do 20-30 min of aerobics 5-6 days a week, Strength training 2-3 days a... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 11:53:06 EST suprise surprise! I didn't gain much wait over vacation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640567 Unfortunately my sinus infection has gotten worse and I'm on antibiotics, steroids, and pain killers. The good news is my neurologist put me on low dose blood pressure pills last Monday and today was the first migraine I've had in 5 days! That's the longest I've gone in 2 years! Lots to celebrate! <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:21:40 EST SparkCoach entry Anxiety and stress about weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637880 <em>2</em> I am totally stressed out about losing weight. Constantly, totally, without a doubt. I berate myself for every slip up and I keep getting pissed off at my week body for getting sick and making it incredibly difficult to workout. The lupus has taken a major toll on my immune system this freakishly cold winter I've been getting sick constantly. Currently my sinus infection has taken a turn for the worse and I'm in a lot of pain, swelling, and my left ear is completely deaf with the... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 17:23:27 EST exercised a lot today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632531 Finally feeling like myself again! <em>224</em> Unfortunately I have an appointment with my neurologist at 1:45pm today which I am not looking forward to due to crazy insurance policies and my crazy father. I'm just hoping things go well and I don't end up in tears. For some reason I've been very emotional lately. Mainly just angry. <em>28</em> And I'm not really sure why. But on a happier note I'm back to exercising and on Wednesday I will be out of town for 5 days! Yay! My computer is ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:43:05 EST 3 pounda down!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630846 So happy! I lost the weight I gained over Valentine's! Now I need to lose a little more before Wednesday When I take a 5 day trip to see a friend from college! I love seeing him but we don't do a whole lot. I'm still going to keep with my yoga and try to do a couple of videos from the site. And I'll be logging on everyday! I'll try to put in food but we usually go to hole in the wall places or local restaurants so it's hard to know what to put in for calories. But I'm doing really good so far... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:19:05 EST UHG! Vantine's weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626471 Ate way too much this weekend. Definitely getting back on track today. I'm having chicken noodle soup for lunch and something healthy for dinner. I'm burning major calories cleaning the apt! Trash, dishes, and general picking up. It'll probably take me 4 and a half hours more to get it all done LOL! Seriously . Still tired today even through I got plenty of sleep. My knee is finally feeling better and my fever broke Saturday night so that's helped a ton too. Finally I'll be able to exercise!... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:19:01 EST Happy Saturday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619236 Had a great dinner with my boyfriend Shawn last night. wish I could have enjoyed it more but my jaw and teeth were not complying. Woke up early for some unknown reason but I put the time to good use and did 30 min of yoga <em>224</em> I'm hoping to get in some ab work too! Have a lovely Weekend! Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:35:00 EST My Jaw still kills! But I exercised! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617826 Managed to do a walk a mile DVD (for 1 mile0 before my jaw started killing me. So I'm happy! Hoping the pain goes away soon enough for me t get in another mile! And some yoga! I really miss my yoga. <em>414</em> Ommm.. LOL. I am feeling better over all which is good. I get to see Shawn on Saturday. Long story behind that. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great weekend! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>247</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 12:07:19 EST Had my Root canal today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616010 Well I've needed a root canal since last Tuesday and today I finally got it. The only thing that hurts is my jaw. The dentist I had do my root canal said it was the hardest one he ever had to do because it was my last molar in my upper left jaw and it was set weird and I have a very small mouth. I had my mouth open wider than I ever though possible for 2 hours! The shots didn't hurt but my jaw and head are hurting. Thank goodness for Norco! They told me to take it easy today and to baby the ... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 14:17:09 EST Dentist visit update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611882 Well I'm now on Vicodin and amoxicillin. My tooth is infected and on Monday I'm calling to set up an appointment for a root canal. The Vicodin is barely touching the pain. I overheard my dentist talking to someone about my x-rays to someone. He said the entire back on my tooth is decayed buy the front, sides, and bottom are fine. LOL yes I am still a medical oddity. I'm hoping they can get me in fast to do the root canal because all the pain pills are doing is making me sleepy. I woke up toda... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 08:58:57 EST Well at least I should lose some weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609490 I chipped my tooth and a chunk of it is missing from the very back tooth on my upper left side. my cheek in tore to hell and killing me. The whole left side of my face especially the upper half and around my left eye is swollen and incredibly painful. I can barely talk and food is my enemy right now. Chewing anything brings me to tears. My mom is going to make me a lower cal grilled cheese sandwich in a little bit so I'll have some food in me. Exercise has been put on the back burner till Fri... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:32:42 EST All healthy now but frozen in at Shawn's LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607084 It is dangerously cold outside plus blowing and drifting wind so I think I will be staying at Shawn's for one more night or so. But the good news is I have exercise videos on amazon Prime and yoga, so I should be able to stick to my exercises through this. <em>224</em> ! Shawn and I are back together as close as ever <em>334</em> so that's good news. Unfortunately all we have is crap food to eat so as long as I don't eat a lot and eat as healthy as possibly and stay active I'm not goi... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:16:19 EST Finally feeling somewhat better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601323 I have been soo sick since Wednesday. I'm not able to exercise yet but I'm starting to feel like my old self other than I WAY too long yesterday. I still don't have much of an appetite but I'm working on it and my energy in in very low. Shawn and I are back together kinda of but he seems so excited to see me. So we'll see. Tomorrow I'm going to do some gentle yoga since I was having so much trouble breathing the last 6 days, along with bronchitis It was frightening. But since getting through ... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:07:23 EST Freaking wreck but I'm still exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590432 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l599138632.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1261379881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1253829033.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l351117651.jpg"> <BR> <BR> that's all I have to say. Especially the first one! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:20:59 EST Woke up aat 3am and it's a New year and a New Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586429 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l947971639.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Despite my recent struggles, health and other wise I am determined to make 2014 my best year EVER! Ever day is a new day and I plan to work on the little and big successes everyday! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1329820325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And I plan on repeatedly doing the same healthy habits over and over again! Just don't take away my coffe! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 03:36:35 EST Tomorrow'a goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586178 I'm going to do the 'Burn 30' from Leslie Sansone 30 day's to walk it off. and I'm going to do 15 minutes of Pilates, and 45 mn yoga and stretching. Also I'm doing my laundry and taking a shower and PRAYING I don't get another migraine! I'm also going to try to make it through the day without any Klonopin. This wll be a big test. Additionally I'm going to cut down on my smoking which since Monday has been out of control (stress and what have you). I figure if I stay busy I won't have time to... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 21:30:03 EST Doing better with things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585354 Talked to my parents, just not in detail with what's going on with shawn. after a lot of Klonopin I finally stopped crying. So far I'm doing good wit things. As I always say, It is what it is. There's no point in stressing out, I'll find out next Monday. I'm not saying I'm happy, or chipper. I'm basically numb to it all. My parents will be giving me time to exercise today and next weekend so that's a plus. I'm just getting by right now. Hopefully things will get better as the week goes on. I'... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 09:11:22 EST Can things get any worse? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584428 <em>46</em> I am heartbroken right now. My boyfriend is convinced I am cheating on him and is taking a week 'break' to decide if he wants it to be permanent <em>24</em> Both my parents are home are due to the awful weather and wind chill and have dominated the living room which is the only place to exercise so I can't even get my mind off of it by working out. <em>28</em> I want to scream I am so frustrated and hurt and confused and stuck in my tiny freaking room ! I can't even get ... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:06:20 EST 5th christmas party today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573740 Sorry I've been neglecting everything. Since the Monday before Christmas I've Had 4 Christmas parties and today is the last one! But I have kept my eating somewhat in check. It's the exercise that has suffered. Right now I am so busy and Shawn's niece and nephew are down till New Year's Day so trying to it in exercise is very difficult, to near impossible. Eating healthy is a challenge because all they want is McDonald's. Ugh, I do not like fast food anymore. Though I do love McDonald's break... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 11:42:52 EST Feeling so much better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569984 The new antibiotics seem to be working! The swelling over all seems to be decreasing and I'm taking fewer pain pills! I still can't really exercise yet but I'm hoping to very soon. It's crazy to think I've been dealing with this since November 26th. I won't be done with my antibiotics till Jan 7th but I'm hoping to feel a LOT better sooner than that. I'm finally feeling hopeful and optimistic that this infection and pain will actually go away without having to see a specialist. <em>224</em>... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:08:32 EST Results of latest Dr. appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568233 Well, I was running a low grade fever, and in so much pain I kept crying. I was totally honest with the doctor and the nurse about everything. So now I'm on Keflex 500mg 4 times a day for 20 days (YAY I have to get up at 4:30am every night to take it! <em>39</em> ), I told him most antibiotics make me nauseous so he put me on Zofran (20 pills) incase it does, and I'm on 5/325 Percocet since the Vicodin wasn't helping at all. He gave me 60 pills ad I'm allowed to take 1 every 8 hours. I tr... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:16:51 EST Overwhelmed and heading towards a breakdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565925 Too much stuff to do before Christmas. Too much physical pain to deal with and have been dealing with it way too long. I feel like I'm drowning in obligations, veiled threats that sound like suggestions but I know aren't (and no I'm not being paranoid), too many prescriptions that cost too much money, too many phone calls I have to make ASAP, too many doctors that don't care, ineffective antibiotics, too many people expecting me to be happy and laughing when all I want to do is cry, too many ... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:44:19 EST No pain this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564722 I should add that I did take a Norco. But for once I am in no pain after it!! <em>224</em> I am very happy right now! Especially considering last night I was in agony all last night! So today I will be doing some chair exercises and some yoga. Nothing too strenuous just enough to move around and get off my @**. I hope everyone one has a SUPER SUNDAY!! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>252</em> And <em>304</em> to everyone for the tons of support I've received through this difficul... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:52:56 EST Feeling a little better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563705 Still having to take pain pills every 6 hours , if I go longer the pain increases exponentially, But I am actually pain free for about 6 hours a day (2 hours after I take each pain pill). Which is a miracle. I'm going to attempt to do some more yoga today. I have muscle knots everywhere on my right side and my back is killing me. But I have high hope to start exercising regularly but slowly starting Tuesday. I would s <em>247</em> tart Monday but I have an early doctor's appointment about 2... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:08:28 EST hurting so much this will be short http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560701 I am totally exhausted. Since I didn't go home this morning from Shawn's and my parent's were going to be in the neighborhood around 7 I told him I'd just stay here till they pick me up. He asked me at lunch if I coud wash the silverware and clean the glass table between our two recliners. First off since I have been in killer paine since we got back from house sitting the dishes he didn't do before it and all the dishes since then have just been piling up because that's "my job" which I cant... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 17:15:16 EST Finally things are looking up[ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558330 Okay so here's what has been going on since Wednesday before thanksgiving. I discovered I had an abscess on my areola and breast. The doctor's office was already closed by the time I say it. I was in agony for the whole extended weekend. I couldn't move my right arm without grazing it and I could 't bend over (still can't). The first doctor I went to on Monday was a quack. I saw a female doctor, a med student and then the doctor wanted to consult with another doctor so I ended getting 3 very ... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:21:27 EST Personal physical issue not allowing me to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553431 And of course it had to over the holiday weekend. So on Monday I'm going to call the Dr. office first thing and try to get in as soon as possible. I'm a little scared and in excruciating pain. Nothing is relieving it and I've had to sleep on the recliner the last three nights at my boyfriend's apartment. I just want it to stop. I'll explain it after I go to the doctor and find out what exactly is going on. <em>39</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:21:09 EST Back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551466 <BR> Feeling better than I have been (stupid cramps <em>28</em> ) and am planning to do 15 to 20 minutes on the elliptical trainer today. I'm hoping to get some yoga in but my Dad is home all day and is glued to the couch so I don't know how I'll get into the living room to do any. Did some on-line Christmas shopping for my Mom today and will be doing some for myself tomorrow and this weekend. <em>345</em> NEWS! I'm getting $400 for house sitting!! YAY!! So I will have plenty of money... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:28:49 EST 6 and a half hours of sleep FINALLY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546623 I feel great! I finally slept for 6.5 hours straight. I know I'm up early but I went to bed at 9pm <em>239</em> <em>418</em> <em>247</em> after using the hot tub and I was out like a light! slept in till 3:30ish let the dogs out then cuddled with Shawn (my boyfriend) for about 20min, mainly to get warm again LOL. I feel wonderful! Yesterday was hell. 2 migraines, threw up once, allergies going crazy, flare up of fibromyalgia and lupus but I couldn't take anything because I was so nau... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 04:59:53 EST If my boyfriend doesn't quit snorning he's sleeping with the cats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544858 Everything is going well with the cat and dog sitting except I haven't been able to sleep last night or tonight. Tonight he was tired so we went to bed at 9:30pm! It's 2am and all the pills in the world will not let me sleep through his non stop snore fest just like the night before. The worst part is he keeps curling up to me and snoring loud as he** in my ear. I gentle wake him up (he doesn't even remember in the morning) and tell him to please roll over. At hoe this works. Here he crowds... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:57:32 EST Going to get my exercise in ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541828 For the next 9 days I am house sitting and taking care of 2 dogs and 5 cats! Lots of NEAT calories plus I will be exercising more since my sinus infection is clearing up. Playing with the cats and dogs will take up a lot of my time and energy. The only thing I'm worried about is that we're eating their food for the most part (they are wonderful people and told us to) and I have no clue what they have. I brought some of my own food but not 9 days worth. I figure as long as I'm careful with my... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:30:50 EST Starting to go a little nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535024 Don't get me wrong. I love my friend Brad but I could really use a break from him right now and I'm here till Sunday. I didn't work out yesterday and I am totally feeling it today. So far I've done 35 min of regular yoga focusing on lower back, neck and shoulders, and leg flexibility so I'm feeling a little better. However I totally treated myself for lunch with some U.S. famous backed mac and cheese. I don't even feel guilty about it! Because it was a treat and it was outstanding and I'll n... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 15:25:27 EST Flare up but I'm still going to workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532045 Right now everything hurts from the fibromyalgia and the lupus but I'm still going to exercise. I think it will help with the pain. Nothing to strenuous. I'm going on the elliptical trainer for 30 min (not full out, just at a nice steady pace) and I'm going to do my yoga for 30-40 minutes. I can't let this ontrol my life any longer. I have to take my life back. I've dealt with pain for a log time and this is no different. I'm sticking to the guidelines of what to do during a flare up so ever... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 14:25:27 EST Started out slow this week but I'm picking up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526621 Serious lack of sleep 2 nights in a row left me exhausted Monday but I still did at least 10 minutes of exercise (due to cramps it was 20 minutes of yoga but I still count it) ! Today I slept was too much and spent the morning in a fog but I'm waking up now and I'm going to exercise! But since my dryer just buzzed first I will be putting away clothes LOL! At least I'm in a good mood after a mini funk! Much better to be happy! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>247</em> <em>224</em> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:07:23 EST Serious migraine and a trashed house to clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523241 Ugh... I don't think Shawn has touched his apartment since the last time I cleaned it. It took me half a hour just to get all the cans and bottles together and throw away the very obvious trash. My head is killing me and I still have a bunch of toys to pick up from his nephews and then I can vacuum and then start on the mountain of dishes. Sometimes I feel more like his maid then his girlfriend of over 16 years. At least it burns calories! <em>246</em> I have to keep my sense of humor or I... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:20:51 EST Rough week but I'm not letting it get me down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522891 Tuesday night I woke up at 2:30am. This was not good because I had to see my psychiatrist at 1:45pm about 2 hours away. Plus make many stops. It was a very busy day and by the time I got home at 5 pm I was beyond exhausted and felt sick as he'll. I ended up sleeping all night and most of yesterday. However today I feel like a new person! I have a busy morning , I'm going to Shawns at noon and I have a bunch of stuff to do. Pack, exercise, shower, clean a bit, etc. But exercise is tops on my p... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:03:03 EST Been awhile but things are looking UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514010 <em>524</em> Everyone! My rheumatologist prescribed me some stronger anti-inflammatory medication and I'm feeling much better! The pain is much more acceptable and I'm going to add low-impact aerobics to the yoga I've been doing everyday! and some light toning and weights <em>104</em> !I'm trying to stay optimistic about all this but some days I get pretty down. My weight shot up to 165pounds but I've got it back down 162 and I'm not stopping! I really have to take better care of myself... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 08:37:55 EST And insomnia rears it's ugly head again LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508137 I went to bed at 11pm and I woke up at 1 am and I am still awake. YEE-HA!! I was tired them I got a second wind. I did my yoga and 20 min of circuit training with weights (very fast paced). We'll see if I can move tomorrow :) Now if my back would chill out I'd be vary happy. <em>30</em> <BR> love to all my Spark friends!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1950654728.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1413226786.jpg"> <BR> <B... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 15:36:36 EST New week, New beginning! Time to get working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506775 I have GOT to get out of this tiredness pit I've been stuck in. So this week, no matter what I have to work out for at least 5 minutes, f I wan to quite after that I can but I know I usually get pretty into it after 5. It's just the getting up and getting started. I'm also adding 2 days of total body strength training and 1 day of 15 min of total body Pilates. I'm posting this to keep myself accountable. I need to do at least 20 min of yoga a day for the lupus (to loosen up my joints). I'll b... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 09:25:30 EST Migraines Suck! But I still got in my exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502531 Did my exercise this morning. I started the skinny Jeans challenge today so I just did one round of those exercises. I did 30 min of Leslie Samsone Walk aerobics (Exhausting!). The yoga - gentle stretching I'm about to do. I have a horrible migraine combined with a tension headache. I took my medication but I think the reason I got it today (and two yesterday) is because I reduced my Topamax to 200mg morning and night when I was on 300 mg morning and night. so I'm going back to the 300 and se... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 13:36:15 EST Doing good and still on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498414 Despite it being the weekend I'm still doing good and sticking to my goals! I did 30 min of vinyasa yoga and made the coffee maker work despite some issues (I was determined! LOL). And I finally woke up feeling refreshed after 8 hours of sleep so I think the medication for the lupus is working (it's supposed to help with fatigue among other things). I'm going to Shawn's niece's son's 1st birthday party. It's about 2 hours away and we're taking his mom with us (I have no comment on this). And ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 10:15:13 EST