OIL_FIELD_WIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OIL%5FFIELD%5FWIFE OIL_FIELD_WIFE'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/ Maybe this time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370759 I've been doing good and lost quite a bit on my own lately. I'm going to try this again and see if I can stick to it better and lose even more. I work full time in the emergency dept where I live, part time on an ambulance and am a full time student. I do all that while still taking care of my family. I'm very active at work, but am very tempted by junk food. I've been watching it, but I need to get better. My '6pm cheddar popcorn' addiction is getting out of control. <BR> My husband ... Tue, 28 May 2013 19:58:18 EST Here I go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4577916 What a busy summer. This summer was hard on my waistline. The meds they had me on upped my weight, with the kids home I didn't get my workouts in as much, but now it's time to get serious again. I do this every year. I'm tired of the up and down. I've started my new job as an EMT and I need to be healthy as much as I can. While working the food situation isn't so good - you don't get much time to eat and when you do it's usually something quick and unhealthy. I've started taking my lun... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:36:00 EST Proud Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4210675 I passed my EMT practical skills exam today! Yahoo! All I have left is my written test for National Registry and I am officially EMT certified! Feels good to be done (almost)! I am confident I'll ace my written test since I haven't gotten any grade lower then a 92% this whole semester. Big weight lifted! Was a stressful test and a stressful 3 months but totally worth it! I feel very accomplished! Wed, 4 May 2011 20:02:48 EST Proud Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4210673 I passed my EMT practical skills exam today! Yahoo! All I have left is my written test for National Registry and I am officially EMT certified! Feels good to be done (almost)! I am confident I'll ace my written test since I haven't gotten any grade lower then a 92% this whole semester. Big weight lifted! Was a stressful test and a stressful 3 months but totally worth it! I feel very accomplished! Wed, 4 May 2011 20:02:34 EST Been a while; Finally feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4186339 I have been fighting endometriosis for years. It finally got so bad it was severly affecting my life with no relief from pain pills or treatment. My doctor decided to do surgery in January and removed all she could see but being atypical endo and clear she could not find it all. Two months after the surgery I was still in severe pain and thinking nothing was going to help. She decided to put me on Lupron injections and force my body into menopause. Well, they actually have worked. I wis... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:55:49 EST Been a while; Finally feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4186337 I have been fighting endometriosis for years. It finally got so bad it was severly affecting my life with no relief from pain pills or treatment. My doctor decided to do surgery in January and removed all she could see but being atypical endo and clear she could not find it all. Two months after the surgery I was still in severe pain and thinking nothing was going to help. She decided to put me on Lupron injections and force my body into menopause. Well, they actually have worked. I wis... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:55:40 EST Breast Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3358176 My cousin just found out she has beast cancer. She is in the advanced stages, and the doctors are disagreeing about whether to do surgery or start chemo because it is so out of control. As they argue, she sits screaming "I don't have TIME for this!!! DO SOMETHING!!!" I am so sad, and upset I can't express myself. I have gone into 'strong melissa' mode - a place I always end up during a crisis - forced to be this person since I was a child I am taking over the non-emotional stuff as I alw... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:16:34 EST Today's Agenda - Shoot the hell out of stuff!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3343779 I'm just wasting some time until I can leave to go shooting. I love going out to the range, especially with my pistol. Nothing better then firing off a few rounds when your stress level is high. I find it very therapeutic and relaxing - I may be a little nuts, but at least I found a way to take out my frustrations! Ah - yes, no bubble bath and candles for me - just give me ammo for my gun.... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:54:54 EST Embarrassed to work out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3314525 When we moved into this new building I was so excited that they have a fitness center. Unfortunately a month later I have not set foot in it. Why? Because I'm scared to death of being laughed at or looked at like "geez, look at fatso". I know this is ridiculous and the odds of people thinking or saying that is small, but I can't get past it. I get nauseous thinking of people watching me. I have walked over there, gotten to the door and just walked past the gym. I know I need to just g... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 17:40:05 EST He FINALLY went back to work!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2857445 It's official!!! After being laid off for over a year my hubby is back to work today! I'm so freaking happy - what a stress reliever. This last year has been aweful! It's great to see his rig out of the dirt and the lights shining on it! Nothing sexier then a man covered in oil and smelling of grease!!! Mon, 8 Feb 2010 16:35:40 EST Opprotunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2840407 "Opprotunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work" ~ Thomas Edison <BR> <BR> I've been having issues with an extremly lazy co-worker (or two) and was in search of a quote to post on our white board to give a 'hint'. As I was writing it down, it hit me... This applies to aspects of my own life, and actions. I work very hard at work, go above and beyond, and do more then I should for the good of the company and to keep our customer's happy. I hate... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:52:22 EST My Grapefruit Diet attempt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2825929 Yeah, I know it's a fad diet and those are typically bad, but I'm getting desperate. I've been eating good, working out more and I haven't seen a bit of change so I'm going fad. I've tried the detox diets before but don't have the willpower to eat only raw veggies/fruits. This one is a low carb/ high protien diet that I like a bit more. I can handle eating a salad twice a day if I can put some form of meat on it. I hope it works to at least give me some results and get me out of this men... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 13:56:59 EST Frusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2745405 I was doing good waking up early to work out. Somehow I ended up with later nights so I was too tired in the morning to get up. I decided to try working out after work then. That isn't working either now, since my kids won't leave me alone for 30 minutes. It's weird. They can be in their room playing nicely and as soon as I get my heart beating they start fighting, or want a snack, or something. Arg.. It's frusterating. I've started waking up early again, but now I'm being told I am t... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 14:50:46 EST My Drastic Measure!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2435716 I took - what seems to me - a bit of a drastic move today. I took a pic of myself standing in front of the mirror in nothing but my underwear with my cell phone. I made the pic my wallpaper. Now everytime I open my phone I am reminded of what I am doing. Whenever I want to eat that candy, chips, whatever - I open my phone, and suddenly lose my appetite... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 14:35:47 EST Lump on my head http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1732847 So I've been working out really good and been very motivated. Today I was working out on my weight machine doing the chest press, and I must not have hooked the top bar right because it fell off and smacked me in the head. I went black, saw a flash of light then almost threw up - opened my eyes yelling "What the F*(% was that?" I was sweating hard so I thought I was bleeding and grabbed my head, scared to look. Turned out to be just sweat. Rung my bell good though. LOL. Now I have a h... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:45:44 EST Where I used to work. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1262916 I will add more pics later, but this is what used to be my building... Yeah, from where the picture was taken, there used to be a wall.... On the other side of the wall still standing is the bathroom where my co-workers were hiding.... At least the fridge is okay. The funniest part (to me) is that the owner knew I am watching what I eat... He went in and found/saved my low-calorie snacks and popcorn... (along with computers, paper, etc...) I can't believe he saved the popcorn. LOLOLOL... Wed, 11 Jun 2008 00:49:25 EST Holy Crap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1224620 I think I'm still in shock. A major tornado just hit about 3 miles from my house! We had severe winds and minor damage from wind, but my office building is completely destroyed!!! Luckily all my friends that live in the area are safe and still have their homes. Although they are missing most their windows, part of their roof, the tree's in their yard are destroyed and their parts of their neighbors houses are in their yard. <BR> It's still hard to believe this happened. I will be going... Thu, 22 May 2008 23:21:15 EST Woo Hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1171391 I started a new job so I haven't been on here as much, but I have been keeping up on the plan. I went clothes shopping this weekend for some new work clothes. I took a chance and tried on a size smaller then what I was wearing ('cause they felt a bit loose) and I'm donw a size!!! Woo Hoo!! I just measured myself and I've lost an inch off my waist and hips and 2 inches off my butt! What an awesome way to start my week! Sun, 27 Apr 2008 22:35:53 EST I was Shocked!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1082884 I moved about a year ago. When we moved in I put all my old clothes downstairs hoping to fit in them again (I had just had a baby a few months before). Today I started cleaning the basement. I came across the bag of old clothes and sighed. I wasn't sure if it was going to motivate me seeing them or make me cry. I started going through stuff and as I picked up some pants, tops, skirts, etc I was curious. I dusted them off (checked for spiders) and tried them on. SOME OF THEM FIT!!! I ... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:36:43 EST Back on the horse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=988001 I've been a bit out of my game this last two weeks. I'm still working on losing weight, but haven't been putting too much effort. I'm back though. I started taking a new fat burner and bought a waist trimmer (actually seeing a difference from that). <BR> Just got to get myself using more of the tools and support on here. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 15:58:54 EST Purina Diet - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=908812 Yesterday I was buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for Polar and Sargent at Wal-Mart and was about to check out. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog. On impulse on this stupid question, I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, and that I was starting the Purina Diet again. <BR> Although I probably shouldn't, because I'd ended up in the hospital <BR> last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive <BR> care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and I... Wed, 9 Jan 2008 13:26:22 EST