SBINCALI's SparkPeople Blog SBINCALI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community And the winner is... ....looks like ulcerative colitis & apparently in a very nasty flair up right now (Biopsy results will be back next week). Colonoscopy was really not that bad thanks to the wonderful drugs they give you now...impressed as I saw the specialist Tuesday and he asked them to get me in ASAP and 2 day's later there I was. <BR> <BR> <BR> It is what it is and we go from here....just nice to know after 3 years of having issues this flair up finally showed them what was really going on. <BR> <BR> S... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:51:45 EST The Makings of a Really Crappy Day Seriously this is not fun....I have a last minute colonoscopy tomorrow that was scheduled yesterday. The doc is going to biopsy tissue from the large intestion to finalize his diagnosis. As of now its looking like the issues I have had the last 3 years are ulcerative colitis or Crohn's......I am still hoping for a nasty bacterial infection as that can be treated with antibiotics and go away. Sigh oh well they say their are really good drugs out there now to treat the flair ups and symptoms a... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:11:01 EST Having a “woe is me” moment I know there are others who are going through a lot more than I am right now. Hell I just lost a dear friend to pancreatic cancer a few weeks ago. But I am just frustrated b/c I have been having some minor (in comparison) health issues & here 6 weeks later my doc still won’t release me to workout…I can’t even ride my bike to work (SOB that’s my main workout in the summer and I love it). I am pretty much stuck to walking and swimming…we have a pool but I hate the water….I prefer to sit in t... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:32:09 EST 2 Day's in a Row!!! 2 day’s into the new <em>102</em> am workout schedule. I can’t lie and say its easy to get up at 4:15 am and get to the gym by 5 am but I can say I feel so alive and refreshed all day now. I <em>26</em> my afternoon workout & being able to attend the classes but it just didn’t fit with our family schedule…when I treid workout in the early am before it was too hard to get to the gym, get home for a shower and then to work on-time. Trying to workout at home with P90X was just too much an... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 12:09:09 EST So I wanted to loose the last 5 lbs just not this way ugg stinking stomach bug....on the down side I feel crummy and can't even keep water down...on the + I have lost 5 lbs in 1 day&I have a clean slate to start eating super healthy again. I know the weight won't stay off once I can eat again. Sigh...there goes the workouts for the week <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I am just freaking out the 5 year old is gong to get it....he won't be able to handle it very well. Send some positive thought the rest of family is safe! <em>304</em> Tue, 25 May 2010 13:13:08 EST I just discovered.... The Spark Fitness Maps! OM G they are more guessing how fast I walked or rode my bike & how many calories I burned... <link><BR>_maps_home.asp </link> <BR> <BR> I feel like I have been living in the dark ages! What a wonderful & amazing link...I spent a good part of yesterday entering in my normal routs :) <em>252</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 24 Jan 2010 10:50:01 EST I choose to be strong! I just updated my spark page with this realized that I wanted to share it as I am tired of just going through life with my eye's 1/2 closed. Its time to take my life back. <BR> <BR> "We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." Carlos Castenada <BR> <BR> This was the quote I had on my computer while my mom was dying in 2008... it made me realize that we have a choice to be strong or miserable. mom passed away September 11, 2008 & will ... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:22:20 EST 01/06 Goal 01/06 - Goal for Wednesday is to not finish my son's meals ...seems silly but I am always taking a bite here & bite there then can't figure out how to track it. I have been good the last few day's but today was a struggle. I really need to get control of this "habit" <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> all & have a great rest of your week. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 23:20:50 EST 01/02/10 – 01/05/10 Goals & Goal Check In 01/01/10 Goal to not snack…did OK but can’t give myself a totally achieved…I did well when at home but we went out to watch a football game & I forgot my health snacks & juice. Had a tomato, cucumber & Bell pepper salad for lunch but snacked on some crackers & chips b/c I needed something else to go with it. I give myself a 50% achieved. <BR> <BR> 01/02/10 Goal – Clean the pantry! I hate not being able to find what I want to make a healthy meal and then just giving up after 20 minutes of s... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:35:43 EST 12/31 & 01/01 Goals Didn't have time to post yesterday! <BR> 12/31 goal: no alcohol <em>181</em> ...I don't drink often maybe a glass of wine a month with a special dinner but on holiday's I tend to have a few then poof 400+ empty calories! <BR> <BR> Goal achieved! don't need the alcohol to have fun...had 1 small glass of apple cider with the 5 year old :) <BR> <BR> 01/01 goal: No snacking (seriously having issues with this last month...eating when I am not hungry). Plan is to replace the snacks with some... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 14:08:19 EST Today's Goal 12/30/09 When I first started my improved health journey I focused on short term goals that led up to my final goal…so why now do I set unrealistic HUGE goals for myself? <BR> <BR> I know I feel better when I eat right & exercise. I have the exercise down but can’t seem to get the eating back under control with all the holiday junk food…I was right where I wanted to be the end of November…4 months to get there and only 2 weeks to screw it up…so I thought about it and I am going to try daily goals.... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 11:47:48 EST Tell me “Why are you here?” About 3 years ago I told my husband’s aunt that I was worried about her and I wanted her to see our son graduate High School. We cried together and she promised me she would be here. Our 4 ½ year adores her and vice versa. <BR> <BR> At the time she was a 3XL diabetic, showing signs of liver damage from the amount of insulin she was on and numerous other health problems. Her doctor told her if she continued to eat unhealthy without portion control, gain weight and continue to rely on the i... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:42:20 EST April Attitude Adjustment Month This month staring at me on the pages of the new HEALTH magazine was a strength workout that doesn’t require any free-weights (good due my dislike of weights and already flaking on my goals I set WAY to high for strength training not to mention shoulder issues so I would use that as an excuse to skip a day). This seemly easy workout consists of a 10 min circuit of cardio & strength repeated 3 times. I do 60 min on the elliptical and the treadmill no problem so this would be a piece of cake ri... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 18:10:38 EST Redefining my workouts…. *SIGH* As I tried a very simple weight exercise from last months HEALTH Magazine I realized I could hardly finish the 15 reps one time. How in the heck was I do 3 sets???I realize that with my love of cardio I have let go of my strength training. – SO my new plan is: <BR> <BR> Start every Cardio & Strength workout with the Callanetics ~ 10 min warm up <BR> <BR> Mondays: <BR> 30 min Yoga in the am to energize the mind and body <BR> 60 min Callanetics after work <BR> 30 min Cardio (bike or e... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 11:46:13 EST Taking back my mornings! Today is the day I take back my mornings. I am tired of being tired and hitting the snooze for 45 min then rushing around to get to work on time. I no longer what it to be an excuse to be lazy when it comes to eating and working out, SO last night I set my alarm 15 min earlier than normal. I have to admit that I did hit the snooze 1x but felt so guilty I rolled out of bed with one eye open a few minutes later (before it went off again), fed the cat then on to 30 min of Yoga. WOW It feels ... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:26:46 EST Take a LUNA Moment I found this on the inside of my LUNA Tea Cakes wrapper I had for a morning snack and it made me smile so I wanted to share it ;) <BR> <BR> "Take a LUNA Moment: The best facial won’t give you an inner glow. But wholesome foods, exercise, fresh air and kind thoughts most certainly will." <BR> Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:01:10 EST How I took it all off (the weight that is ;) You don’t need pills, crash diets, gimmicks or surgery to lose weight, and if you are looking for an easy way out you may as well stop reading here because it doesn’t exist. Trust me, short of surgery, I have tried it all and there is no magic potion. All you need is sheer willpower and motivation to make a lifestyle change. <BR> <BR> The 20-25 lb average weight gain during pregnancy seemed low to me. At 5’ 3” and 6 weeks pregnant I was 128 lbs. I credit quitting smoking for the first 20 ... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:46:11 EST