SISNEROSMD's SparkPeople Blog SISNEROSMD's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My story I am a wife, mom, grandma, daughter, grandaughter, aunt, niece, teacher, friend, encourager, cheerleader, and multitasker. I am stronger than I think. I have fallen on my face and rose from the ashes (literally). I have been thin, heavy, moderate, and obese. I have worked hard and been found barely working. <BR> I have had weight difficulties since I was a teenager. I struggled with emotional eating. I gained weight and didn't see it as a problem until the doctor bluntly informed me that it ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:20:37 EST Work Out Motivation Tricks <em>149</em> I write down how I feel after a workout every single time. So, when I am sluggish and full of excuses as to not working out... I pull out the workout journal and read how great I felt after completing a workout!! <em>203</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep a workout calendar where you can see it every day...march each day you are finished so you can see your progress. I use a favorite colors so my eyes will be drawn to it more. <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Keep track of your workouts... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:14:25 EST Turbo fire <BR> I am entering week 3 of the BEACHBODY ON DEMAND Turbo Fire workout program . It is a twelve week program. There is an advanced schedule that will take you to 20 weeks. <BR> <BR> I have to say the first two weeks have been extremely tough. I ahve really had to push myself to push play. <BR> <BR> TurboFire is a combination of kickboxing and cardio. I struggle with this as I have poor balance and fluidity. The trainer Chalene is encouraging and interactive! <BR> <BR> The first we... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:58:21 EST Determination and consistency ...T25 Beta ript circuit <img src=""> Ript circuit is a form of insanity ... just saying .... no fun with a clouded head and tired body. Much used modifier..... On the plus side I did get weighed at the dr today and I am down 40 pounds! Determination and consistency! Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:59:09 EST T25 alpha After doing the 21 day fix from July until the end of October ... I decided I needed a change. I went from country heat... to turbo fire... and was not having much fun with them. A friend asked me if I would do T25 with her. I agreed and here is my reaction to the first round. After I completed the first 5 weeks of T25 by Sean T. I have to admit it was tough but I did enjoy the challenge. I personally struggle with planking, burpies, etc. I really had to modify or do substitutions for them. ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:03:07 EST Sometimes you have to accept .... Day 35/100 T25 W2D1 dynamic core....kicks my booty! I have accepted that I am a week behind schedule and at this point it will be impossible to catch up! I was way overwhelmed with doubles and I think I have now come to terms with not catching up! Everyday is a new day! Weighed over the weekend ... I am now down 34 pounds since July ....14 pounds down since I started T25!!! So I am proud of me despite the week behind!!! Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:53:29 EST Beauty Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Maya Angelou Sat, 8 Oct 2016 09:19:35 EST 21 day fix days 31-38 So My initial goal was to complete the 21 day fix without missing a day. When I met that goal I had the option to stop for a week, ditch the fix, or continue on. I was afraid to stop as I do not want to loose the strength I am gaining. So now my new goal is to reach 100 days without stopping. I am now in week 6...38 days in. I measure again on day 42. Everyday i log a reaction to my workout for that day. These are my reactions. They are true and real! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Today my favor... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:25:33 EST 21 day fix round 2 days 6-9 Round 2 day 6: Dirty 30 ~ I totally blew it on food today and BOY could I feel the difference during my workout!! The heaviness and sluggish feeling was a marked difference! I also put together my classroom today... I could totally feel the difference In my strength and endurance! That was a double score! <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> <BR> <BR> Round 2 day 7 yoga fix!!!! <BR> Completed week 4 of the fix!!!! <BR> This week I had a lot of pain in my hip which had me over compensating on the cal... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 12:20:17 EST round 2 21 day fix days 2-5 plus a little country HEAT! Round 2 day 2 upper fix...added weight then I did 30 mins of the Country Heat! Country swing is a blast! Wish I could wiggle and shake like them! One day I WILL! <BR> <BR> Round 2 day 3 lower fix... Got overheated earlier doing yard work but got to feeling better... So got it done! <BR> <BR> Round 2 day 4 Pilates fix and Stephanie joined me for the country swing! Working out with my baby girl! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 2 Aug 2016 16:54:10 EST Round 2 21 day fix day 1 Total body cardio <BR> I completed my 1st 21 day fix yesterday and was contemplating what i should do. My coach said i have 3 choices: <BR> <BR> 1~ continue onto another 21 day fix ..increase intensity as I can <BR> 2~ ditch the fix...and move onto something else. <BR> 3~ take a week or a few days off and then restart. <BR> <BR> I personally am afraid of just taking a few days off as i do not want to "start over" so I decided to head onto another 21 days. <BR> <BR> So today I did the day 1 bod... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:17:20 EST 21 day fix days 17-21 and results! Day 17: Lower fix done only one workout today. Rough tummy... Body is not happy with me! I'm thinking that this should start getting easier???? <BR> <BR> Day 18 Pilates done... Still not feeling well... Planks were the worst ...but I powered through the best I could! Thinking I'm a little bit crazy trying to follow Autumn!!! <BR> <BR> Day 19 cardio fix plus 24 pnd workout buddy ... Extra weight and lovies in a very adorable little package! Grandma life rocks! Even when working out! <BR> <B... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:07:50 EST 21 day fix days 14-16 Day 14 DONE!!!! Yoga fix! I'm so proud of me 14 days no stopping... Consistency!!!! My balance is getting better... First picture posted ...ignore the chubby it will be gone someday! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Total body fix done ... Day 15... Done... I'm positive I'm dying ... Rough today ...but I did it!! <BR> Pilates done... 2 workouts today!!! ... Kicking booty!!! <BR> <BR> Cardio fix done day 16 ... Arms ... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:35:42 EST Days 9-13 of the 21day fix I am sooo bad about getting to my computer! I am almost to the end of the 2nd week of my 21 day fix... it has been hard but I am feeling stronger every day! <BR> <BR> Day 9: Upper fix with weights... Arms are burning! Feeling stronger! baby steps! Still not feeling comfortable with pics.. <BR> <BR> Day 10!!!! Lower fix... Brutal with weights! Pushed through even with a yucky tummy! Proud of me! I even did the bonus round this time!!!! <BR> <BR> Day 11 Pilates fix: didn't feel my groove t... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:22:16 EST Days 4-8 of 21 day fix So I have not been at my computer to blog for a few days! I have continued on my 21 day fix. I am so glad i am pushing myself to do it! Here are my reflections so far! <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 4: Pilates Fix: This was a bit tough for me as my balance is horrible! I have never done Pilates before... Impressed how much I was able to do... Still struggled with the planks... Needed the modifier for some but not ALL!!! <BR> <BR> Day 5 cardio fix... Thinking it's my favorite so far! Could not do a c... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:14:24 EST Day 3 21 Day Fix Lower fix I have to say I have marked improvement in my energy and clarity since I have been doing this program. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I am way overwhelmed with the amount of food I HAVE to eat! I was not even close to eating the amounts they recommend. There is a handy app I was able to download to my phone that helps keep track of the food for the fix. I still use my spark food data base because I like to see the calories ect. <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Onto the's workout was brut... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 16:41:28 EST day 2 of the 21 day fix upper body fix Today was my day two of the 21 day fix. It was so hard to motivate myself to do it as I am extremely sore from yesterday! <BR> <BR> Today was arm day. I totally had to use the modifier. I had to even modify the modifier! I did not use weights at all! I struggled with just my own arm weight lol! I did complete the entire session! <BR> <BR> Once I finished i followed up with a 2 mile walk. <BR> <BR> Tonight I am sooooo sore...struggling to move even a little bit. Manageable with Advil but s... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 21:18:23 EST Day 1 on the 21 day fix (Total Cardio Body Fix) I started the Beach body 21 day fix today. Needless to say i totally needed the modifier as i am not the tiny little woman jumping around the screen. <BR> <BR> I am sore and tired but I do feel pretty good. <BR> <BR> I am overwhelmed with the food plan and eating plan. I think that i will be better once i get into it more. <BR> <BR> Reflecting on the workout today: <BR> <BR> 2 minute intervals with 2 workouts per session. <BR> worked arms, shoulders, legs, and middle. <BR> <BR> I ... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 16:44:30 EST The Return After many years I am returning to Sparkpeople! I am hoping that this will give me the motivation and encouragement it gave me through my weight loss in 2010. A ton of things have happened since then. So here I am ... Hoping to find my pals that were so awesome! Here's to new ones! Mon, 6 Jun 2016 01:04:24 EST Final countdown in 5.... The final countdown! <BR> I am so excited to be finished with school so I can focus on me! <BR> <BR> My goals for the summer: <BR> <BR> loose 50 pnds <BR> <BR> start a gluten free diet <BR> <BR> omit splenda from my life <BR> <BR> walk at least 3 miles a day by August! <BR> <BR> I will be searching for info on Gluten fee lifestyle... I will post more soon! :) <BR> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:41:01 EST Foot diagnosis Well my diagnosis is both good and not so much. I was very nervous as it has been a painful couple of weeks. I do currently have gout in both feet as well as damage to the plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon on both feet. My feet are not aligning correctly when I walk and it is placing undo stress on these tendons. I also have bone spurs that the dr does not seemed to concerned about at this time. <BR> <BR> He basically says the difficulties that I am having are tied to the tummy troubles... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:33:26 EST Went in for foot pain... dr report :(... seriously I have what! Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. These attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Over time, they can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues. Gout is most common in men. <BR> <BR> Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Most of the time, having too much uric acid isn't harmful. Many people with high levels in their blood never get gout. But when uric acid levels in... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:18:21 EST Black mold and gastroparisis Observations: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. The first time (in 1999) I saw gastroparesis in a mold patient I was surprised. This condition of delayed emptying of the stomach basically occurs in older diabetics with a history of poor control of their metabolic abnormalities. To find this problem in any non-diabetics was bizarre. But finding one made me look for another. After finding another ten the question came, “How many others have I missed?” <BR> <BR> My initial finding is what we call an N=1 stud... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:13:59 EST gastroparisis recipes<BR>resis-friendly-recipes/ <BR> <BR> Above is a link to some awesome recipes for gastroparisis. I have really found pintrest to be an awesome tool in all areas of my life! If you have not had a chance to browse the site I would recommend it! Although you might find yourself immersed. lol <BR> <BR> I have been browsing for new food ideas that will calm my tummy troubles. The tummy attacks have returned as well as the nausea and overall tiredness. I ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:06:15 EST Not my saving grace. Well friends: I am sad to say that the vomiting has returned along with the frequent bathroom visits! Nausea and the works have decided that I am a good place to reside. It has been a rough couple weeks in my world. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:06:50 EST a walk... WHOOO HOOO! <BR> I was able to walk yesterday! I am so excited! It has been MONTHS since i have had the strength or ability to leave the proximity of a restroom to be able to walk! I was so excited! <BR> <BR> Part from a few blisters and achy feet I had an awesome day today too! I am very happy that i am feeling much better! I have not vomited since the first chiropractor visit. I am loving this new outlook! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:36:36 EST recovery! Well I am finally over the hump of the yuckiness I was experiencing last week! I am not all together sure what the cause of the digestive distress! I stopped taking all enzymes, vitamins, and medications (for a day or so). I am thinking some or most of it was a result of the enzyme therapy. I am wondering if the enzymes were too hard on my already bothered tummy. I will slowly reintroduce them to my system but right now I am feeling pretty good! Even so much as I would like to try walking t... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:03:45 EST Just a smile for the day! There's a doggy in my soup dish. <BR> There's a canine in my cup. <BR> The waiter brought a bowl out <BR> and I found this grubby pup. <BR> <BR> His fur is simply sopping. <BR> He's wet from head to toes. <BR> He's got some peas upon his paws <BR> and noodles on his nose. <BR> <BR> He doesn't look too happy. <BR> His eyes are filled with tears. <BR> Or maybe that's just chicken soup <BR> that's dripping from his ears. <BR> <BR> I'm sure I asked for noodles. <BR> I got this dog instead. <BR... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:48:56 EST Very rough 5 days I have not been on Sparkpeople for a few days because I have been suffering with huge tummy troubles! The enzymes have really caused havoc in my system. I have had massive difficulties with loose bowels and quite frankly have been petrified to be anywhere not in close proximity to a bathroom! <BR> <BR> My hopes for a magic miracle cure have dwindled as I have been drug back into somberness. I will continue to go to the chiropractor but will discontinue the enzymes. If I decide to restart.. ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:06:36 EST tummy attack! :( Unfortunately yesterday was a bad tummy day. I was hoping I was done with such days. I guess thinking the Chiropractor was a miracle man was a bit ambitious! :) <BR> <BR> The chiro wants me to not take any prescription meds. However the only way i was able to calm the tummy troubles was to use Zofran. Fortunately; despite the tummy attack, I have not vomited since the 19th. <BR> <BR> Today I am in recovery mode...light eating...mostly liquid...resting my abdominal area...not alot of up a... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:10:13 EST Gastroparisis and lethargy CONCLUSIONS: <BR> Fatigue is an important significant symptom in patients with gastroparesis with a high prevalence and severity. Fatigue is correlated with many symptoms of gastroparesis, low hemoglobin, depression, inflammation, decreased quality of life, but not to severity of delayed gastric emptying or to medication use. <BR> <BR><BR>206 <BR> <BR> I have been celebrating that I feel awesome since i started seeing the chiropractor! I am still fee... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:47:30 EST Protein supplements and gastroparisis Below are Protein Powder That Digest Easily With Gastroparesis related alternative medicine supplements and vitamins. Also explore information on Protein Powder That Digest Easily With Gastroparesis treatment, health benefits & side effects with Protein Powder That Digest Easily With Gastroparesis products. Many of the sources come from our Encyclopedia of Natural Health and include relevant health topics. Uses vary, but may include Increasing Energy, and Enhancing Immune Function and are non... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:45:18 EST Enzyme therapy and Gastroparisis 3 Solutions for A Paralyzed Stomach - Gastroparesis <BR> <BR> Every now and then, we all feel a little sluggish. <BR> <BR> It can be the result of a number of things--when we're fighting a virus, didn't sleep well the night before, had a tough workout, were up late working or studying, etc. <BR> <BR> Typically, once we get a good night's sleep, or rest our muscles or the virus we're fighting passes, the sluggishness goes away. <BR> <BR> But it's quite a different story when your stomach i... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:25:51 EST Chiropractor and Gastroparisis http://invigorating-acupuncture.blogspot.c<BR>om/2012/12/revision-of-meridians-of-do<BR>rsal-aspect.html <BR> <BR> There is an image of the spine that the chiropractor shared with me and the points that correlate with the organs of the body! <BR> <BR> I am AMAZED by the difference I feel today! I slept ALL night long. No vomiting this morning. No nausea this morning! No pain as I got out of bed this morning! I have energy today! <BR> <BR> The visit was very frighting as I have NEVER EVER... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:02:14 EST Chiropractor and Gastroparisis Also referred to as delayed gastric emptying, gastroparesis is a condition of partial paralysis where food remains in the stomach for longer than usual. Some of the most common symptoms reported by those suffering from gastroparesis include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, acid reflux, bloating and abdominal pain. Gastroparesis is more than just a nuisance, though, it can also lead to a variety of other health problems. When food doesn’t pass through the digestive system normally, the i... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:04:47 EST Stress and hives! That stress can knock your immune system off the top of its game isn't shocking, but you may surprised to learn that undergoing emotional and mental stress can actually create physical reactions, including allergic reactions. <BR> <BR><BR>-severe-stress-induced-allergic-reacti<BR>ons/ <BR> <BR> I started out with just a small patch of hives on the back of my calves around October. I now have the rash covering the entire calf on both sides as well as ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:49:09 EST Gastroparisis and chronic fatigue syndrome Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of these symptoms and explore their relationship with objective (radionuclide) studies of upper GI function. <BR> <BR><BR>/32/ <BR> <BR> I have often wondered why I am so tired all the time. I can wake from a full night of sleep and still feels wiped out! I have frequently blamed it on my thyroid, gastropari... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:32:19 EST Gastroparisis and exercise The information below was abstracted from Dr. Bernstein’s book “Diabetes Solution”. <BR> <BR> The article discusses that there are some exercises that help with gastroparisis. <BR> <BR> "The trick is to pull in your belly as far as you can, then push it out all the way. Repeat this with a regular rhythm as many times as you can, immediately after each meal. Over a period of weeks or months, your abdominal muscles will become stronger and stronger, permitting progressively more repetition... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:24:43 EST Gastoparisis and weight gain<BR>aresis-weight-gain-faq/ <BR> <BR> FAQ &#9830; Thursday, October 7th, 2010, 6:49 pm &#9830; 21 Comments <BR> Most people assume that gastroparesis patients lose a lot of weight due to their symptoms. In fact, many doctors still judge the severity of a patient’s digestive distress by the number on the scale. But guess what? It’s simply not always the case. I’ve worked with a number of clients who were struggling with weight gain due to gastropares... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:36:52 EST Gastroparisis and life At this point in my life I am no longer obsessed with my weight. Despite the look of me and my weight. I am stricken with daily vomiting and digestive distress. I don't eat much because I am always nauseas. The dr tells me that is why I am not loosing weight. I am supposed to eat mushy veggies and soft carbs. I can have protein as long as it is in liquid or blended form. <BR> <BR> Needless to say my disposition has not been positive as I am constantly dry heaving, cramping, or reeling from t... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:26:04 EST The Return I am returning to Spark people because i know it to be true. It helps me to be accountable to myself and also helps me manage my symptoms. As many know I have been diagnosed with Gastoparisis and IBS. I am also having panic attacks and heart fluttering. <BR> <BR> I had lost 100 pounds in 2010. I was on a strict low carb diet with high protein content. However, with my tummy condition I am unable to consume much protein. I am working on not eating bad carbs and drinking liquid protein produc... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:45:11 EST Gastroparisis and nutrisystem For me nutri system was not gastroparisis friendly. My tummy rejected the food by the end of the day. I am not sure if there was too much fiber or too much protien. I am beginning to think I am going to need to go to a nutritionist to figure out a plan that will stop me from storing the carbs...but still be gentle enough for the tummy! I also need to figure out how to get my strength up to start working out again. At the moment i get to the point of vomiting once i start getting my heart ra... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:23:21 EST I'm Back! Gastoparisis and all Well it has been over a year since i was swallowed up by my tummy troubles. Through many test and trials i was diagnosed with gastroparisis which means paralyzed stomach. Esentially what happened is i was subjected to constant daily vomiting. I was unable to keep foods down and had to be infused with a multitude of fluids to beat the episodes. <BR> <BR> Once diagnosed I found that I was unable to handle any kind of red meat. I was told basically to eat nothing but soft carbs because they ar... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:49:47 EST A new diet...a new way of with gastroparesis step 1 DIET consists of liquids, which usually leave the stomach quickly by gravity alone. Liquids prevent dehydration and keep the body supplied with vital salts and minerals. <BR> <BR> step 2 DIET provides additional calories by adding a small amount of dietary fat -- less than 40 gm each day. For patients with gastroparesis, fatty foods and oils should be restricted, because they delay stomach emptying. However, patients at the Step 2 level are usually able to tolerate this amount. <B... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 13:05:06 EST The results are in! gastroparesis Gastroparesis <BR> <BR> Gastroparesis (gastric = stomach; paresis = paralysis) literally means stomach paralysis. It is a condition in which the stomach muscle becomes slow and weakened. Following a meal, it takes too long for the stomach to empty its contents into the small intestine. <BR> <BR> <BR> One problem in identifying gastroparesis is the fact that the symptoms are often vague. Most symptoms occur because the stomach doesn't empty completely. Some residual food is always present.... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 01:21:36 EST Tummy troubles...the testing episodes So as many of my friends know I have been struggling with tummy troubles this point we have no real answers why I am still struggling. This has disruppted my food excersize routines. Basically my tummy is unable to tolerate anything heavier than soft carbohydrates. I will start to vomit and dry heave for hours when the cycles begin. <BR> <BR> I have listed below some of the tests: (If you find you are also struggling please feel free to google these names. ) <BR> ... Wed, 25 May 2011 14:40:02 EST New Diagnosis--- Duodenitis I am still plagued with the vomiting and dry heaving. it has been going on for 4 months now. This is the most recent diagnosis. I am going to see a specialist this next week. Hopefully it will help. I am including my symptoms in case someone else could be suffering as i am . It may help you find relief. <BR> <BR> **Basically I am dry heaving and only able to eat about 1/2 cup of food at a time without vomiting. <BR> **I can only tolerate soft carbs (mac and cheeze, cream of wheat, apple s... Sun, 15 May 2011 21:25:38 EST CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME---YOU ARE NOT ALONE...AND NOT CRAZY! I have been battling a couple of things the last few months. I had the nasty campylobactur infection and recently have been diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome. I am posting this in hopes that someone who may have been fighting these same things might find they have this as well AND FIND SOME PEACE OF MIND! <BR> <BR> I HAVE HAD MULTIPLE BLOOD TESTS, A CAT SCAN, STOOL SAMPLE TESTS, AND AM SCHEDULED FOR A UPPER GI SCOPE. THIS FAR EVERY TEST HAS COME BACK CLEAR AND NORMAL BUT I CONTINUE TO ... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 22:19:19 EST CAMPYLOBACTUR .....a aware! I have been struck by an evil little bug called Campylobactur....It has pretty much disrupted my life! I have been very ill for the last 2 months due to this tiny invader! I have been hospitalized and stricken to a bland diet coaxed by tummy meds (Zophran). <BR> <BR> If you get anything from this please remember to cook all food completely,,,wash your hands constantly...and avoid cross contamination! I have missed 18 days of work...spent 4 days in the hospital and had 3 ER visits due to thi... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:17:23 EST Weight loss tips ..and other things :) <img src=""> <BR> Think of your scale as a friend. <BR> <BR> Track your food <BR> <BR> Track your workouts <BR> <BR> Drink water <BR> <BR> Eating breakfast <BR> <BR> Rotate menu <BR> <BR> Eat snacks <BR> <BR> Slow down when you eat <BR> <BR> Make lifestyle changes not short term goals <BR> <BR> Try new recipes <BR> <BR> Eat healthy sweets <BR> <BR> Move around <BR> <BR> Get enough rest <BR> <BR> Purge fat clothes <B... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:55:32 EST