RABBITART's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RABBITART RABBITART'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/ Big Changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292723 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b66de2a1-9b72-48d8-9db7-ac7332fab659.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> The last few months have been a whirlwind of changes. I was accepted by Veteran's Affairs to go back to school and finish my degree. I have quit my job in retail. I am now able to focus on getting better from my OSI I received while serving in the military. I am now able to concentrate on my workouts and hopefully get myself in a better place not only mentally but physically as well. I have... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:21:13 EST Body Shaming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225174 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/81d5952b-426e-4995-96c1-d0b73a956cd3.jpg"> I have mentioned in previous blogs, I was a university student and I dropped out because of the economy and found a job working in a woman's clothing store. I meet so many wonderful women of all shapes, nationalities and ages. I am in a position to share with women a size label in the clothing does not and should not define who you are. I want to give each woman I met a compliment and try to help the... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:24:07 EST Feeling Blessed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63b08c45-f743-4717-af4d-1581ee3f914e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This past year and half has been extremely trying and emotionally draining on our family. We've had endured my husband being out of work for a year and half. We've had numerous expected death and illnesses. I personally had to give up university and go back to work. When things were looking exceptionally bleak we had a massive break through about two weeks ago not only did my husband get one... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 23:46:03 EST Letting Go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175485 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f014e9a1-8c37-4196-862b-93468d8cdaf3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I seemed to be a good time for an update on my blog and pass on the things I have been learning. For years, I thought losing weight, was about eating right and exercising I never thought too much about the mental side of my weight loss. I am an Army veteran. I have an Operational Stress Injury, most commonly called PTSD caused by my time in the military. I am working towards moving forward... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 00:15:01 EST Life In Persective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129740 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ffe1d16-c3f4-4e88-83bd-72111413a234.jpg"> The last few months have been incredibly difficult for me. Our family has dealt with three friends and a family member passing away within the last five months. These friends were a variety of ages and my cousin was only 25yrs old. My cousin was a single dad of a little girl only two years of age. He succumbed to a heart attack just before St. Patrick's Day. He was exercising at the gym when he collap... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 22:42:35 EST No Apologies Need... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106486 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c6ae3ac-a14e-484c-a22f-de976e481966.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had been struggling the last few weeks with "feeling of being fat" and then a coworker of mine called me fat. After the incident with my coworker I did not have a feeling of being fat but I did question my my size and my wardrobe. Today it was just myself and this particular coworker together in the store. I have to admit last night I spent hours trying on almost every piece of clot... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 01:40:26 EST Feeling Confused and Frustrated.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103967 I have a very physically demanding job, I am on my feet all day and I can easily get in 5000 steps just at work. Lately everyone has been telling me, my bosses, my doctor, friends and family how great I look and they tell me I look like I have lost ten pounds. <BR> <BR> In addition to the movement I get at work, I also workout at home. I have been focusing on muscle building and strengthening my core. I know something must be working because I used to wear a size 16 jean forever and I have ... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:37:17 EST Feeling Fat - Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6096633 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51999d70-4dcd-4a6a-93a6-387b3a5cf025.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I continue to struggle with the concept of feeling fat and keep telling myself and those around me I feel fat. I need 20 minutes to get dressed in the morning because I am constantly changing my outfit because of my feelings. Everyone around me tells me I look amazing and look as if I have lost ten pounds lately. My scale says I have gained about 10 pounds since stopping a medication. It cou... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 16:29:27 EST Fat Is Not A Feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090497 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7af039e-557d-45b6-865a-113fe8556aa8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lately I have not been feeling good about myself. Last week I was discussing with my husband I was feeling fat and not attractive. I gave it some serious thought and realized fat is not a feeling but anger and sadness etc are. So what was I feeling? <BR> <BR> I realized I was feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and sad with situations in my life and it was easier to admit to myself I felt fa... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 23:20:33 EST Mindset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076723 This past year I had to drop out of university because of my husband being laid off from this job for nearly a year. I found a job working in woman's clothing store. I love all the beautiful women I get to meet on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> We have women of all different sizes and ages who come into the store to shop. I've learned so much from serving these beautiful women. Most every woman I work with no matter the size hates something about their bodies. <BR> <BR> I love when I can help f... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:29:19 EST Problems Of Eating When Tired or Hangry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073705 This morning I had every intention of sleeping in but my cats decided to wake me up because they were starving death and missing a few kibbles in their bowl. I ignored the cats tried to go back to sleep when my daughter came in telling she needed a ride to school or she was going to be late writing her exams for her diploma. I took my daughter to school and came home and fed the cats before they called the SPCA on me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a895317-2294-... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:59:11 EST Lack Of Food Makes Me Grumpy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072022 This morning I started out in a grumpy mood feeling overwhelmed with the cleaning, painting and trying to find room for all of my son's stuff. He is moving back home and we having to shuffle bedrooms and make room. I am happy to say I did find my tracker about an hour later. I also decided rather than be grump all day I need to take care of things for myself. I had not eaten breakfast so my first task was to feed my body. I needed the food and water to put me back in the right frame of mind.... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:49:58 EST Counting My Blessings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070649 I am a happy to say am I still on track with eating and getting my steps. Most days I've eaten the goal on calories which for me is a big deal because when I am under stress I have a habit of not eating or I under eat. <BR> <BR> I am feeling so happy and grateful my husband is finally back to work after getting laid off about a year ago. I will be able to start focusing on my schooling again and I eventually working out more. <BR> <BR> I am grateful to have a job that keeps me moving and ... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:08:57 EST Must Put On My Oxygen Mask First... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065381 I am trying to get back on track with my eating and exercise but I want to do it slowly and no pressure on myself. It has been a very stressful 2015, I've been told numerous times I need to take of myself first. A friend once told me, if I was on a plane and the oxygen mask came down I would be so busy making sure everyone my family, elderly people, the entire crew and the animals in cargo had their oxygen before I had mine. lol He was correct in his statement. For me not only is eating and e... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 00:35:59 EST Making Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062629 Since I have decided to back on the track with my eating and excerise. I wanted to focus on one thing at time since I have tendency to under eat when under stress my main focus has just to eat. I happy to say, I am not feeling as tired but I am hungry all the time now. <BR> <BR> For now am going to focus on the food and trying to get my steps in then I will start to add additional work outs when I am in the habit of eating calories. No pressure or stress. Wed, 6 Jan 2016 23:00:21 EST Feeling Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060522 I've not made any health or fitness goals for quite a few months. It feels good to just even have little ones again. I have decided I am going to work on eating the right amount of calories for me. I have a tendency to under eat or not eat all when stressed out. Food, is number one goal. <BR> <BR> Exercise is my second. I have a job where I am on my feel all days and spend a great deal of it walking or going up and down stairs. My goal right now is even 5mins a day of my workout and see wha... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 21:54:33 EST Happy For A New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059216 I am so glad to see 2015 finally leave and for 2016 to start. It has been more than a difficult for me and our family. We have dealt with job loss, the deaths of dear friends, I dropped out of university to go back to work to help support the family. <BR> <BR> Even though it has been a difficult year I have still managed to loose weight. Somedays were better than others some days I ate fruits, veggies etc and other days I ate what ever I wanted. I moved my body and I am now down almost 20lb... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 19:15:28 EST Lost My Sparktracker... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984550 It has been a very busy summer for me, I have a great part time working in amazing clothing store which helps keeps me getting in my steps and and the days I have to steam clothing. i get in about a million squats. lol <BR> <BR> My goals for weight loss have been more due to stress and not because of proper diet and exercise. I am honestly try to make that more of goal right now to eat better and exercise more. I was so sad, I lost my Spark tracker in the hotel at my sisters wedding but tha... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:39:42 EST Sucess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913464 I am happy to say the pain I was having from the antibiotic is just about gone. What is really making my day is another pound gone and more inches. <em>104</em> My tall boots are fitting better each time I try them on. I even had to retrieve a pair of jean I had put in a bag ready to give away because they were too tight at Christmas now they are fitting just right and my current jeans are getting to big. I may have to go back and go through the give away bag and give it a second look. lo... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:09:59 EST Feeling Much Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905075 I am very happy to say most of the muscle and joint pain is going away, I still have a little bit of pain in my calf muscles. I was able to see the doctor on Wednesday, he said for me to stop taking the antibiotic and he is going to send me for CT scan to try and find out why I am having so many issues with my sinuses. I am still having pain in my left eye but is nothing compared to the muscle and joint pain I was experiencing. <BR> <BR> At least that part of life is looking up, looking f... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 23:49:27 EST Having A Setback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902666 Today was not a very productive day for me. I have been struggling with a sinus infection for almost 12 weeks now my doctor finally but me on antibiotics last week. I have discovered this past week in taking them it is not the right medication for me...Oh boy, I've been having the worst muscle pain, joint pain and headache all week since starting this med and not mention it has not even helped the sinus infection at all. <BR> <BR> This morning I finally decided I could not longer deal with ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:28:45 EST Feeling Less Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900940 Today I am finally starting to feel less stress out about my husband getting laid off from his job. I have been worried sick I was going to have to give school completely but for now we received a very healthy tax return which can keep us going for quite awhile plus the job he is currently doing is lasting longer than we thought. I have applied for a couple of part time jobs so hopefully I can get one and keep my schooling going. <BR> <BR> With all this stress I have been under it has ki... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:01:14 EST Rollercoaster Type Of Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895396 It was so nice having my husband home on days off. I was very busy going places with him and eating out. I was happy to say I was able to keep up on my steps and ate moderately healthy. <BR> <BR> The big problem of this past week was my stress levels, my husband's full time job has been put on hold to the fall and we felt extremely blessed for him to been able to have found a contracting job with another company. On Monday we were just getting ready to leave for the airport and he received... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:14:40 EST NSV and Inches Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888947 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1020169268.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am having a much better day than the other day. I measured myself and I have lost 1/2 inch off my calves and thighs! <em>104</em> All my walking and leg work is paying off. I noticed the difference in my calves when I went to put on my rain boots for the first time this year. The boots slid off and on. <BR> <BR> I love lifting weights but some days I get so hungry I want to eat the paint off the walls. I m... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 22:04:08 EST Bad Day, Skipped Meals And Stress Ball http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888120 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1312890022.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay....Yesterday, was just one of those days, the night before my middle son received an eye injury at work. I told him I would go and fill the prescription for the antibiotic eye drops he needed. When I went to drop off the prescription I was told there were a couple of problems, number one the drug the doctor prescribed was on back order for months. No big deal, I asked if there was a substitution they said ye... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:07:13 EST Day In The Life Of My Fuzzy Alarm Clock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887656 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l622533831.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After Scarlett wakes me at 5am she usually goes back to sleep for the rest of the day. One particular morning I found she had crawled under the blankets put herself to bed in "my bed". She is just too darn cute to move so I left her and took a picture and the cat slept there most of the day. <BR> <BR> When she is not sleeping she is sitting in my purse, dragging laundry around the house and she does like to torme... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:25:09 EST My Fuzzy Alarm Clock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886991 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1157598254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is Scarlett, my Siamese Ragdoll cat who insists on waking me most mornings at 5am to bring me her favorite toy a ribbon or she brings socks or bras up from the laundry room. She leaves quite the trail of clothes in the morning. She comes and has a little snuggle in my neck and she's off for the day. I lay in bed sometimes go back to sleep until 6am and then take my daughter to school for 7am. Even though my c... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:43:26 EST Successful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885959 My day started off very early almost too early for me.... oh like at 5am my cat woke me up to come into my bedroom to say hello. Why can't cats wait until 10am lol. I tired to go back to sleep but we were having terrible winds all day today. I honestly thought the roof was going to blow off the house. Because of the wind I've had a terrible headache, the joys of living in Alberta but thankfully we will be in the plus for temperature in couple days. <BR> <BR> I go my workout in and I am plea... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 01:57:12 EST Recharged My Batteries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885223 Today was a great day, I finally had the opportunity to sleep in <em>224</em> . I was just relaxing in bed and my dad called me just to talk. I must have talked to him for over an hour then I talked to my mom for over an hour as well. I needed that. <BR> <BR> My oldest son, came over and we were talking about food and exercise and we found a recipe for cauliflower pizza. I sent him to the store for the ingredients we made the pizza and it was amazing! I was going to take a picture of the... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:22:38 EST Thankful For Setbacks, Weightgains and Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884482 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l895751994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know the title of blog sounds funny but I am truly thankful for all of my sets backs, weight gain and failure I have have endured this past two years because I have learned so much about myself and my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> I said to my hubby and my oldest son if loosing weight was easy everyone would be at their goal weight. I have also come realize eating differently and exercise are easy it is the m... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:43:17 EST Finding Balance In My Crazy Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872070 I am very happy to say, I just completed my latest university course Law and Legislation with a 94% <em>198</em> . Now I can take some time this week and enjoy some time with my family. <BR> <BR> I hoping to get back into my workout schedule but that went the way side with school and on top of it all I have not been feeling 100%. I did go and see the doctor and I need to go for x-rays later on this week. <BR> <BR> Even with not feeling well, I was able to de-junk my walk in closest an... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 20:50:50 EST White Carpet and My Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868804 Did you just ever have one of those days? It's seems I am having one and it's kinda funny. To start off I woke up this morning with a very sore back in the, in my kidney area, my mind started running away with it's self thinking I must have a kidney infection. Darn you Google, it doesn't help I did not sleep well last and I am feeling a little under weather today. <BR> <BR> When I got my mind to stop running away with million aliments it could be I remembered I shoveled the drive way yeste... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 16:29:24 EST Self Talk & Healthy Lifestyle vs Dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830966 I had to take a great big step away from the computer and many other things in my life just to reduce the stress and refocus my life and in the process I have discovered so my many things. <BR> <BR> The minute we say we are on a "diet" we instantly start thinking "good and "bad" foods. We even feel shame and quilt if we eat the "bad" or forbidden food" . I decided for myself I was going to take the pressure off myself and stop that type of talk and thinking. The word diet has always been a ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:34:51 EST When In Doubt Wear Red Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787453 My life has been a non-stop whirl wind since June when our youngest son gradated high school. Over these past few months, I have gained a whole new insight about myself and my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> As with most of us, when we have special event happening in our lives we hope to loose that magic number of pounds before the event. Before my son graduated, I was busy with my university courses, trying to get things organized for son for college, planning our holidays and my parents 50... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:35:43 EST Things Are Going In The Right Direction Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717202 Since coming back from holidays, I have been under a great deal of stress and I have struggled with being injured again. My weight went up a couple of pounds which added to the stress. The stress was so bad, it was starting to effect my vision, I talked to my doctor and clearly it was just stress when I started to letting things and getting rid of toxic people in my life. The extra weight has just fallen off with out massive amounts of exercise because my leg is still not quite there yet and ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:42:20 EST I Had A Wonderful Vacation! But.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693694 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1950509448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful time on my vacation! I got to spend time with two of my favourite men in my life my hubby and my son. A big plus no snow, I did a ton of walking everyday, I gave a my Spark tracker a work out too. I also got to hand feed a giraffe, that was so much fun! <BR> <BR> The only sad, thing about my vacation is I fell down a hill on the the beach and re-injured my left calf again! I came home and imme... Mon, 12 May 2014 20:49:31 EST My Scale is Lying to Me Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674423 I can't stress this enough you can't just depend on the scale to measure your weight loss. I have been using my Spark Tracker faithfully and adding an extra work out as well - P90X and now my new one I am trying Turbo Fire - oh man, that is a workout . <BR> <BR> I jump on the scale this morning and it shows my weight is up but when I take the tape measure it shows something complete different - I am loosing more inches. I have lost another half inch off my hips which have always been my tr... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:06:59 EST New Workout, University Courses and Other Fun Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673873 I find the Spring time to be a very busy time of year in our household, my daughter dances and most weekends are filled with dance competitions and this year was no exception. I was feeling stressed out keeping up with her schedule and trying to fit in my workouts and I had just started new University course. The course needed to be finished before 6th of May and I was feeling the pressure. I am happy to say, I just completed the course yesterday with 95%. <BR> <BR> Tonight my two younger... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:09:12 EST Loving My Body - Even Though It's Not Perfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658963 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l378204882.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First of all let me say, I suck at taking selfies! lol But what I do want to say is for years my weight has gone up and down due to medication and at one point in my life I was well over 200 pounds. I would wear less than flattering clothes, I would not be caught dead in a pair of shorts, sleeveless top, short skirt etc. I thought because I was over weight it was best to wear baggy clothes and try to hide myself. ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:56:28 EST Don't Always Believe The Numbers On The Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650989 About a month ago, I went out and bought one of those very fancy bathroom scales one that does weight, body fat % and muscle. I weighed myself and wrote down all my measurements, (sorry not ready to share yet). Two weeks ago, used a tape measure and took all measurements as well, so now I had the whole picture. <BR> <BR> Since purchasing the scale, I have been work very hard doing Ten Minute Trainer using my Spark Tracker which by the way I am addicted to it. I am proud to say I have been ex... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:49:32 EST I Think I Am Addicted.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647416 To my Spark tracker but that is good thing. Right? lol <BR> <BR> I spent most of the day sitting at the kitchen table surrounded by my main computer, my lap top, tablet, cell phone and house phone I was attempting to get my new university course to down load on to my tablet and it took me most of day. The whole time, I was still there I was stressing out over the fact I needed to meet my goals for my Spark Tracker. <BR> <BR> Before I knew It was time to take my daughter to dance class, so ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:45:13 EST Thankful For Sore Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646621 As I was sitting here getting my sparks points and reading blogs etc my legs were feeling sore from last night work out and all the walking I did to meet my Spark tracker goal. I felt so grateful for my sore legs considering I have been either sick or injured for last few months and was unable to work out. <BR> <BR> I am getting addicted to working out and I love my Spark Tracker! I wished I would have ordered one sooner, it makes me constantly think I need to keep moving in order to reach ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:48:57 EST Received A Great Compliment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637007 The other day I was doing some grocery shopping for my family and when it came time to check out with my purchases the clerk said to me "Wow, your family eats so healthy". <BR> <BR> I didn't think I would ever hear those words! I said we are not perfect but we are definitely trying to eat better. We no longer buy the processed stuff, nothing with gluten in it, no gluten junk food either, we stopped eating beef and pork as well. I walked away feeling like a million dollars! <BR> <BR> I f... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 15:42:45 EST Life Has A Reset Button http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632776 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1435936032.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am so thankful life has a reset button! These past couple of weeks, I ended up getting sick again and was on antibiotics and stuck in bed unable to work out. So rather than feel sorry for myself I took upon myself to review my eating and exercise plan. I read up on very motivational people who started their weight loss journeys in their 50's and older, so I did not feel that far behind. <BR> <BR> I even made ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:37:46 EST Feeling Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567684 Monday started out as a very crazy and horrible day and it just continued on in Tuesday. By Tuesday morning 10am I was ready for a do over of the week. I am very happy to say things have sorted themselves out and I am feeling very blessed and grateful. I am truly gratefully for my family and I am looking forward to seeing my parents on the weekend. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 01:39:40 EST First Work Out In Months!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562981 I am feeling very happy right now after months of illness and injury. I was able to do a 40 minute work!!! I am very happy to say my my ribs did not come out of place, I did not pass out, i did get a little dizzy but I won't be doing the exercise that made me dizzy in the first place and my left leg did not give me grief either. <BR> <BR> It was not my usual P90X but it was a start. I feel better and I noticed this morning after using the Wii board I lost 1 pound. Things are looking up. I k... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:53:44 EST No More Sports Tape Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561734 I am happy to say, I have removed the sports tape from my back five days ago and my ribs did not come out of place. I have not had the need either to put the tape back on. Tomorrow, I am thinking I might try some gentle exercise and see if everything stays in place. <BR> <BR> I have not worked out in ages and I have been missing it so much. Wish me luck. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:20:12 EST Missing Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552924 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l533784779.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I read this quote the other day, I love it it is so true. I am missing not being able to exercise to full extend because of different injuries and illness these past few months and some days I am frustrated and very sad. I am happy to say the sports tape is working and my ribs are staying in place more and less ribs are coming out of place. It is getting better. <BR> <BR> I've a had a horrible few days and I wish... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:46:39 EST Feeling Sad - Sport Tape & Pain Killers Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536257 Woke up this morning with a horrible headache and my back was killing me again. So off to my favorite Chiropractor, good news the five ribs that keep coming out of place have stayed in place finally thanks to the sports tape. Bad news - I had a different rib pop out of place....grrrr this is really starting to frustrate me. I got new tape put on my back. Thankfully my headache did go away but my crummy mood has not. I just want to go back to my "normal" workout. I am just tired of being in pa... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 00:55:20 EST Sports Tape Is My New Best Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531401 I am going to start off this blog by saying I am grateful for: <BR> <BR> 1. Sports Tape <BR> 2. My Chiropractor <BR> 3. My Acupuncturist <BR> 4. My Physiotherapist <BR> <BR> Since July, I've had my leg injury flare up again, I had an inner ear infection which made me very dizzy and just recently I've had five ribs that refuse to stay in place. Thankfully sports tape has worked wonders and I can't speak highly enough of using sports tape on injuries. My leg is better thanks to my physiothe... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 22:33:12 EST