NEVERMIND2010's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NEVERMIND2010 NEVERMIND2010'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/ ARGH - plantar fasciatis! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604895 Self-diagnosed, but I'm 99% sure that's what's going on. <BR> <BR> My left foot started hurting back in August. I took ibuprofen and naproxen and tried to ignore it. My exercise has been sporadic since then, due mostly to other things, but the last time I ran for more than 5 minutes, I could barely walk the next day. <BR> <BR> Guess what I did yesterday? Ran for more than 5 minutes. Guess what happened today? I can barely walk. Actually, I didn't even sleep well, because the pain in my foot... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:52:07 EST Still holding on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603993 Haven't lost any more weight. I actually gained a kg over one day but took it back off the next. <BR> <BR> I need to lose one more kg to hit my short-term goal by February 1st. If I hit it and keep it there for at least a week, I will get myself something. Maybe a massage or Moroccan scrub. <BR> <BR> Haven't really had the energy to go to the gym this week, but that is getting better. I made it to BodyBalance this morning, and I am going to go out and do C25K today. I'm trying to get DH and... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 04:27:42 EST Correction: 11 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599602 Not 10. Eleven. <BR> <BR> ELEVEN!!! <BR> <BR> HA! <BR> <BR> Of course, my clothes still don't fit, and I am rotating between two pairs of pants and a few tops. Luckily I haven't gotten too fat for my scarves. LOL <BR> <BR> On another note, a good friend and co-worker had gastric bypass in mid-October, and she has lost 19 kilos (about 42 pounds) since then. We were almost exactly the same size: same height, same weight, same shoe size, even. Every day, I have to see her getting smaller and... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 01:06:11 EST I lost 10 pounds last week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598514 Which takes me back to my starting weight here on SparkPeople, almost 4 years ago. I don't know whether to be happy or sad. :l <BR> <BR> Anyway, I cut out all sugar, sugar substitutes, bread, flour, etc. One fruit, some veg a day. Meat, cheese, yogurt. Nuts every day (but not many: 10 almonds, 2 pecans, 2 cashews, 1 Brazil nut). Water, coffee with milk (no more than 2/day), espresso, various teas. One day I went crazy and had a club soda. This week I will add more veg, but other than that, k... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:49:19 EST Lucy the Amazing Villa Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400181 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1181984812.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is Lucy, our amazing villa cat. She has kittens somewhere on the other side of a couple of 7-foot walls. She needs to get them on solid food. We gave her a chunk of chicken one day, and she took it and went along the top of the wall to feed her babies. But we don't always have chunks of chicken for her. One day, she was trying to carry a mouthful of cat food without much success. So my husband had the brillia... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:12:03 EST Still here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382144 Not doing well, weight/fitness-wise. Health-wise, I'm better. <BR> <BR> I have been sick with one thing or another since January. I don't think I've had more that 3 days in a row when I felt well in that time. I've had dental problems, intestinal problems that lasted two weeks, bad cough & cold that lasted two weeks, mennorhagia (ending in a D&C), and more. I canceled my thyroid surgery, planned to have RAI (radiotherapy), and then post-poned that until after summer. With all of this going o... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 07:25:07 EST Went back to the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305930 I went to the gym on Friday for BodyBalance - my favorite class with my favorite teacher. It was my first exercise since January 25th (the same class with the same teacher, LOL!). Class was hard - yes, I am in as bad a shape as I thought I was. But that's okay. I'll get back to a good place. <BR> <BR> But not today - today we go out for Easter brunch at one of the posh hotels that we typically avoid. I may even have a bevvie or two, since DH will be driving! I'm SO GLAD that I took these 2 w... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 02:36:55 EST Crazy crazy crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301656 Short version: I canceled my surgery. <BR> <BR> I emailed the surgeon, apologized for wasting his time, telling him that the sheer and seemingly willful incompetence that I had encountered again and again while dealing with everybody (except him) in his hospital meant that I could not entrust my life to the place. (The doctor replied that he didn't blame me and had found the whole situation extremely embarrassing.) <BR> <BR> Having FNA (biopsy) of thyroid nodules as soon as insurance approv... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:44:28 EST Quick blog - I am better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279738 Thanks to everyone who's been offering support and kindness over the last few weeks. I am feeling so much better! I didn't realize just how bad I felt until I started feeling normal again, if that makes sense. <BR> <BR> The menorrhagia finally stopped about a week ago. What a relief! <BR> <BR> I got the root canal finished - cost a bloody fortune, and tore my lip all to pieces, but it's done. Also got the crown off the implant on the other side (can't remember if I'd blogged about that befo... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 06:48:48 EST It's a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255469 Things will be better. <BR> <BR> I was going to go to work early because they're being draconian and crazy and sh*t, and I'm leaving early for dentist appointment, but just can't motivate myself to do so. <BR> <BR> Didn't go to bed early enough, had weird dreams in which I was in charge of stuff that was NOT going well. Big stuff. I have no idea what, just stuff. I rarely remember my dreams, but that has been changing over the last 6 months or so. No idea why. <BR> <BR> I'm going to wait a... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:56:24 EST CT Scan fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254337 Whiny, self-pitying blog warning... <BR> <BR> I spent 3 hours at the hospital this morning for nothing. I went in for a neck CT scan, ordered by the ENT surgeon. They had to do some bloodwork first, which I didn't know about. After an hour and a half or so - half of it with a cannula in my arm - they told me they couldn't do it because my creatine (creatinine) was too high. No one could tell me why that might be the case. They had made me pay for this beforehand (~$385) then wanted to refund... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 04:32:20 EST Not as well as I'd expected http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251095 I guess I'm okay, but I am tired. I went out Wednesday to get my car from the hospital and to pick up kid from school as DH had to work. I also stopped by the mall for about 30 minutes, which was probably about 29 minutes too much. Have been mostly couch- or bed-bound since. I'm just so tired. Still taking iron supplements and anti-hemmorhagics. <BR> <BR> I was really hoping I'd be back at the gym this weekend, but clearly that's not going to happen. I will take it easy for another week and ... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:05:58 EST Thanks everyone - home from hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247401 All seems to have gone well, although I was in hospital much longer than I had expected. All day, basically. Went in at 6ish, got home around 4:30. They were nice, I had a good lunch, DH brought me a cup of coffee, now I'm home. <BR> <BR> Resting on sofa, so not up for typing much. Doc gave me 3 days off! I will see how I feel Thursday, and might just go in to get ready for next week. I only get 14 days of sick leave a year, and I will probably need a couple of weeks' worth when I have the t... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:07:54 EST D&C tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245642 Finally. <BR> <BR> No classes today so I can get things ready for my cover(s) on Tuesday/Wednesday. I'm not sure how many days they'll give me off for this, but I'll take every one I can get. If I have to go back Thursday, that's fine, because I have no classes. Haha. If I'm off Wednesday, that will leave me having taught one hour in the first week of school. Hahaha. <BR> <BR> I feel sorry for my colleagues who will have to cover, but it's necessary. So there. That said, my boss (not the *s... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:39:41 EST Some success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244444 1. Ob-Gyn is putting in paperwork for D&C. I have to go today to hospital for consult with anesthesiologist (apparently they only do them under general anesthesia here). Another positive: definitely getting lighter. I was only up every 2.5 hours last night - down from every 2 hours for past couple of nights. I dream of a full night's sleep, though. <BR> <BR> 2. Got broken temporary crown replaced. <BR> <BR> 3. Got glasses ordered. Wow, progressive lenses are expensive! I hope they're worth ... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 21:31:45 EST Still the same, but worse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242481 severe TMI alert <BR> <BR> And the opposite of positive. <BR> <BR> I am seriously afraid that I will bleed to death. When I soaked through super plus tampon and pad AND jeans yesterday (yeah, not a good day at work), I called my doctor. She told me to go to the emergency room at a particular hospital. She couldn't do anything because she had to get pre-approval from the insurance company. I went where she told me, they don't take my insurance. <BR> <BR> This after I had spent several hours... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 07:47:50 EST The on-going medical saga... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239597 TMI, female problems, menstrual irregularities, discussion of tampons, etc... Enter at your own risk! <BR> <BR> <BR> Ob-gyn finally called yesterday with lab results. I am NOT peri-menopausal, which leaves the question of why I have been on my period for 26 days and counting unanswered. When I asked her about a D&C, she said, and I quote, "If your next period is still heavy, come and we will request authorization from the insurance company." My next period? MY NEXT PERIOD??? How can I have ... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 00:29:53 EST Root canal attempt #2 - FAIL (and more) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237915 I just can't get a break. :( <BR> <BR> First, I didn't even get to go home yesterday - worked flat out from 8 to 4, picked up kid, took him to the mall for crappy food, then to dentist, where DH came and got him just as the dentist was starting my procedure (at 6 pm). <BR> <BR> Today should be a little better, although it will still be hectic at work. I'm going to try really hard to get to the gym for BodyBalance, depending on...things. <BR> <BR> Dental phobics, turn back now................. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 22:16:17 EST So I called the OB-GYN today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235631 To tell her to schedule me for a D&C, but she didn't call me back. :( <BR> <BR> I am losing my mind. <BR> <BR> Root canal tomorrow, hopefully. <BR> <BR> Too tired and miserable to exercise, plus no time with all the appointments/running around, etc. Plus, TMI ALERT, there's no way I can get through a 50-minute class without an accident. <BR> <BR> Blah. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 11:41:38 EST Fun at the OB/GYN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230245 Meh. <BR> <BR> Still going. Endometrium is quite thick. Dr did a hormone test, said if it keeps up, maybe I'll need a D&C. She was talking like months might go by like this. I don't think so. When I pushed, she said, oh, you could have a D&C tomorrow if you want. Basically, if it doesn't stop, I'll have the D&C when I can't take this anymore. I'm pretty close. Haha. <BR> <BR> Hormone test is supposed to be run on day 2 of your period. I asked her how that was possible if I had a permanent p... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:34:03 EST Root canal failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228709 Dentist couldn't get me numb. I had 3 shots and still felt everything. He didn't want to use the strongest stuff which has a lot of adrenaline in it because he was afraid of my thyroid. I had to contact my endo and get his permission. He said fine, and I can take an Inderal (for tachycardia) beforehand, too. I have plenty on hand, even though I haven't taken any since summer. So now I'm re-scheduled for root canal Monday evening. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow to the OB-GYN. So looking forward to that. ... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:09:55 EST I've lost track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227721 Day 18, maybe? Slightly anemic, other bloodwork was fine. Seeing OB-GYN tomorrow. Root canal today. Have hours more grading to do - due this morning (while I'm having root canal). Have confessed to boss that I will not be done. Thankfully, my team members came through and got theirs done early, so I don't have to chase them down (and the department doesn't look totally incompetent - only me). Got 4 hours of sleep on the couch. Back to grading now. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:16:43 EST Still going... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224397 Day 14, I think (see previous blog if clueless). Picking up, too, so I am now starting to worry about anemia. I don't feel particularly well - I mean, in addition to the toothache, which I've almost gotten used to. Tired, listless, vaguely crampy, vaguely naseous. Blah. <BR> <BR> I just want to lie down for a couple of weeks and let this all pass. <BR> <BR> Have decided to check in with endo in the morning before my eye appointment. Now to bed. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:09:32 EST Still going...13 days...TMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221165 On top of everything else, I am now on day 13 of my period. I'm considering seeing a doctor. <BR> <BR> Bizarrely, as many doctors as I have been seeing lately, I don't really have a GP. I have seen an OB/GYN, but it's been years ago, so I don't think I can just call her, or get an appointment on short notice. I guess I should try. <BR> <BR> The other problem is, I just don't have time. I have final projects that must be graded by Monday afternoon. Sunday morning, I have an eye appointment. ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:17:16 EST 4 kg/8.8 lbs in one week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219398 GAINED <BR> <BR> W.T.EVERLOVING.F?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???<BR>?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????<BR>?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? <BR> <BR> I just don't know what to do. <BR> <BR> Yes, I'm sick. I'm not that sick. <BR> <BR> Yes, I'm on meds. Not meds that do this (antibiotics and ibuprofen, plus my usual anti-thyroid). <BR> <BR> Yes, I've been eating crap. Not that much crap. <BR> <BR> No, it's not my scale. The scale at the doctor's office said the same thing. <BR> <BR> No, I ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:17:15 EST Oh, and TMI again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214310 But 8 days is rather long for a period...for me, anyway. <BR> <BR> Ugh. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:57:38 EST Tooth/jaw/face ache http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214197 Ugh ugh ugh <BR> <BR> This tooth, which did NOT hurt until I went to the dentist, now hurts like a son of a you know what. Awful. I called and they can't get me in to see the dentist until tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I can't eat AT ALL on that side of my mouth. As in, biting into a ripe banana HURT. At first biting things hurt. Now it hurts all the time. I am taking ibuprofen every 4 hours. I know that's the most pain relief I am going to get. I want real drugs, but they are not available in this c... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:25:45 EST It could be worse (TMI alert) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208115 It could be worse, but... <BR> <BR> I went to the dentist Sunday. Appointment was for Thursday, but they called me with an opening Sunday after work rather than Thursday in the middle of the day, so I took it. Got in the chair at 4:00, got out around 7:15. Ugh. I went in with a broken tooth that didn't hurt, and now I am in pain. I've had worse tooth pain, but if it doesn't get better by tomorrow, I'm going to have to have a root canal. They were afraid I would need one, but didn't. However,... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:06:44 EST Ha! I win this time, time zones! (long boring existential crisis ramble) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202364 I still have time to blog! Hahaha! It is now Saturday here, but because we don't have Daylight Savings Time or whatever, SparkPeople thinks it is still Friday, so I can still write a blog and get points for Friday. <BR> <BR> Earlier today, time zones won, when I tried to log on to my webinar an hour early. Well, I guess they didn't win, because I didn't miss anything. But I felt like a doofus. The webinar was not particularly exciting, either. <BR> <BR> I am doing webinars and going to week... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:21:24 EST It never rains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200001 No, really, it never rains here. <em>20</em> Okay, it's rained seriously once in the last three years. <BR> <BR> But I was speaking metaphorically. I. Am. Swamped. <BR> <BR> Snowed under. <BR> <BR> Up to my eyeballs. <BR> <BR> Etc... <BR> <BR> Work, health, housework, kid, etc... Sometimes I don't do anything because I just don't know where to start. <BR> <BR> I'm doing all this unpaid work, and just as I finish one thing, two more pop up needing attention. I'm dropping balls all ov... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:35:04 EST Nawal El Saadawi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192910 If you don't know who this woman is, you should. I wish I could meet her. Try to find the time to listen to this excellent interview: <BR> <BR> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012nt89 <BR> <BR> It's one of those pieces that NPR used to call "Driveway Moments." <BR> <BR> From NPR website: <BR> <BR> "What is a Driveway MomentSM? <BR> <BR> "Maybe it's happened to you as it has to countless others... <BR> <BR> "You're driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:48:39 EST Sunday, Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192880 Back to having students today. Students have been off for the last 3 weeks. I, however, have been vegetating at work for 2 weeks (I took Christmas week off), practicing presenteeism. They will have their pound of flesh. But that's why I was moaning in my last blog about not getting anything done - I was NOT on vacation! LOL <BR> <BR> Anyway, I got up early, didn't do any work at home, but went in fairly early and knocked out most of what needed to be done today. I turned in 5 reports exactly... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:31:14 EST Saturday - the end of the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191467 Ugh - back to work tomorrow, after 3 weeks with no students. One would think I would have gotten a ton of work done, but no. I've been a sloth. <BR> <BR> Got out for Couch to 5K Week 1 Day 3. Why is it so hard? I feel every extra pound with every step. Blah. Tomorrow, BodyBalance and maybe another run. Plus a LOT of work. <BR> <BR> And then, Monday I have to get up at 5:00 am to watch the Redskins game. I will be late to work Monday morning. LOL Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:44:28 EST It's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189565 Which is the weekend here, so YAY! <BR> <BR> I've been very lazy today. Stayed up too late last night - but DID NOT EAT anything after dinner (salad). Slept in this morning - 8:00. Bliss! <BR> <BR> Made it to the gym for BodyBalance. This is such a hard release. I'm happy there will be a new one next week. Of course, now that I've done this one 3 times, it doesn't seem quite so hard. Still, I managed to injure myself - trying to grab my foot, all sweaty, my hand slipped and I got myself wit... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 08:06:25 EST Work out with hubby tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187503 Our kid has soccer again tonight after a 2-month break due to various scheduling issues for the coach, field, etc... Soccer is from 6-8, and there is a class at the gym from 6:30-7:30, which is perfect. Sometimes DH and I run while DS is at soccer, sometimes we go to the gym, sometimes I stay home and sit on my butt. LOL Tonight, we go to the gym. If there is time between work and taking him to soccer, I might run a bit. MIGHT. <BR> <BR> They have started a couple of new Les Mills classes a... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 05:48:29 EST Another Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186070 I didn't get up and run, but I came home and ran. Couch to 5K, Week 1, Day 1. All over again. It was hard. Then I went to BodyBalance. It was hard. My right leg just HURTS. My back was hurting while running. <BR> <BR> I saw the orthopedist this morning. He thought my leg and foot problems could stem from back problems, even though I don't really have back problems per se. Just some lower back pain when I've been sitting too long, and sometimes when I lift. And apparently, sometimes when I ru... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:12:27 EST Here we go - 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183693 I'm still sore from BodyPump on Sunday. Wow! <BR> <BR> I ate junk today, BUT I got out and ran for the first time in a long time. <BR> <BR> Baby steps. <BR> <BR> I need to get myself to bed. I'm going to get up and run again in the morning. <BR> <BR> Have a happy new year, everybody! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:38:45 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181671 I made it to the gym yesterday for an incredibly difficult BodyPump. It's amazing what 1) not working out for over a month and 2) gaining almost 10 pounds does to one's body. I don't think I've ever felt so shaky in that class before. I am sore today. <BR> <BR> So we didn't start C25K yesterday. We will start it today. <BR> <BR> I got up at 5:00 to watch the Redskins play the Cowboys (after staying up late to watch the first half of the Indy/Houston game last night). The game didn't come on... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:29:13 EST Heavy Sigh (pun intended) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180435 I have gained and gained and gained some more, and now I am back to where I was almost 3 years ago, the highest I have weighed in many years. I changed my ticker to be honest/publicize my shame. My endocrinologist will kill me if I go back in there having gained again. <BR> <BR> So, I won't. Tomorrow is December 31. Today I start back on the right track. I'm going to the gym after work, and DH and I are starting C25K over again after that. <BR> <BR> I'm going to do a lot of health-related t... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:37:11 EST And back up a pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107720 So not only NOT at ticker weight, but back over 200. <BR> <BR> Ugh. <BR> <BR> This is the first time in over a week that the scale has gone up. It has to be water or whatever from BodyPump class last night. I expect it to be gone tomorrow. It WILL be gone tomorrow. And it's going to take a friend with it! <BR> <BR> I have to pick up kid after school today because DH has to work. Kid has a big project due tomorrow, soI have to bring him home to work on that, so can't take him to gym. But I... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:25:29 EST Back to ticker weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106477 I guess this primal-ish thing is working. <BR> <BR> Despite TOM, despite the M&Ms eaten in frustration Friday night, despite a whole lot of lentils and not enough protein yesterday, despite only exercising every other day, I have lost 5.5 pounds since Sunday. <BR> <BR> I'll take it. <BR> <BR> I hadn't changed my ticker because I feel bad - not so much when I put the higher weight in, but when I lose a pound and people congratulate me. But it's the same pound they congratulated me for the l... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:01:30 EST Sabotage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104493 I am trying so. freaking. hard. to not eat bread, rice, sugar, etc. <BR> <BR> Is that a difficult concept? NO bread, NO rice, NO sugar? <BR> <BR> Why am I trying to do this? Why not? I've been stuck, depressed, so many other negatives. Several friends have lost a LOT of weight by doing this. My husband came home the other day and told me I wouldn't recognize this guy we know who lost so much weight (and he wasn't fat to start with). How'd he do it? NO bread, NO rice, NO sugar. <BR> <BR> I ... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 02:37:59 EST Still not very Sparky... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098080 ...but decided to just fake it 'til I make it. Going primal(ish) starting yesterday. No bread/grain/sugar for a few weeks. Not too sure about legumes, but I think I'll keep some in. I think the sugar is the main thing for me. I am really an addict. Bread, too, sometimes. I've been known to eat 6 pieces of toast at a time. I just can't stop myself. So, better to not even start, right? <BR> <BR> Thanks to everyone who posted support on my last blog. I haven't really been on Spark much at all s... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 22:29:46 EST Lost my spark :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070889 I don't know what's wrong with me. I have just been blah for a long time now. Almost none of my clothes fit anymore. The zipper broke on one of the 4 pairs of pants I have left that are fit to wear to work (I didn't bust out of them, the zipper just came apart, but still...). <BR> <BR> I am so depressed every morning when I go through the torture of trying to get dressed for work. I can't even stand to look in the mirror. The things I say to myself I wouldn't dream of saying to another huma... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 22:22:56 EST Not blogging, not exercising, but peeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021273 I had a facial peel on Thursday. This means I haven't been able to leave the house, sweat, or wear glasses. The redness and swelling have now mostly subsided, and the peeling has started - only around my mouth so far. It is Eid now, so I don't have to work until Wednesday, which is why I chose this time to do the peel. <BR> <BR> I had this to treat melasma. It should also reduce or even eliminate some acne scars and sun damage on my face as well. There's even a chance that it could reduce f... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:09:09 EST Last blog for a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944837 We are at T minus 27 hours before we leave for Madrid. I am so not ready. <BR> <BR> Had to give two speeches (thankfully brief) at two different functions tonight. Ugh. Someone took an awful picture and posted it to FB. <BR> <BR> I haven't had a chance to walk in my new shoes any more. At least I know where my hotspots (potential blisters) are, which is more than I can say for my husband. <BR> <BR> I have a MASSIVE number of things to do tomorrow and no idea how I'm going to get them all d... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:23:25 EST Primal Bootcamp - One day to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940172 Today was dreadful. Very humid, very difficult. Add the tiredness from yesterday's long walk and not really eating a meal all day. Yeah, difficult. I was better off than my DH and DS, who had Indian food for lunch - DH almost puked. LOL <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is our anniversary. I'm going to get my hair done and then we'll have burgers on the grill. Not very exciting, huh? This is the first time we'll be on the same continent on our anniversary since 2008. We figure we'll celebrate when we get t... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:19:39 EST Long walk in new shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939129 No blisters, but close! Another kilometer or two and I would've had one. My right leg hurts - mostly hamstring/gluteus maximus. This is the leg that's been bugging me for months. I rubbed in muscle relaxer/pain reliever before I started out; I guess it worked for the first couple of hours. <BR> <BR> I'm still not sure about these shoes. I guess I just need to suck it up and walk more in them. I will wear them everywhere this week and try to get out for another long walk or two before we leav... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:44:28 EST Disgusted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925700 Two weeks of tribal/primal/whatever, plus 90-minutes runs and walks, plus BodyPump and Balance and RPM, and I have GAINED 2 kilos (4.5 pounds). <BR> <BR> Must I cut off a leg to lose weight? Starve? Which seems more drastic? Which is more do-able? Hiking in Spain would be difficult with only one leg but not impossible. Starve it is. <BR> <BR> Today I have eaten: <BR> <BR> 1 cappucino <BR> 1 green tea <BR> 4 ounces of orange juice <BR> 2 egg whites <BR> 1 whole egg <BR> 2 Brazil nuts <BR> ... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 01:37:48 EST More workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4924824 Tribal again last night, and today I finally got to the gym for BodyPump and BodyBalance. I am sore. Tomorrow will be either a run or a walk along the Corniche. This weekend, we all have to get out and do a long walk to try to break in these hiking boots/shoes! Maybe Friday afternoon. <BR> <BR> Weight remains utterly unchanged. May have even gone up a bit. All my clothes are tight again. Horror. <BR> <BR> Work is getting worse, believe it or not. I didn't get the 2nd job I applied for, eit... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:35:59 EST