XRAYLADY65's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=XRAYLADY65 XRAYLADY65'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/ Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418253 Well I am completely done with physical therapy.... they believe I am doing awesome... I am completely off restrictions at work and today go back to my normal schedule at work...so what does all this mean for my weight loss journey....NO MORE EXCUSES!!!! <BR> <BR> With my routine back to normal I should be able to get back to my routine and my healthy habits and get this weight off that I gained during my recovery... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 05:34:43 EST A great motivator http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415175 Had a surprise compliment come from somebody yesterday that I totally admire and Respect. ... and it has made my week.... I was telling him how excited I am to be to get back to running in a couple more weeks and he said I am inspiration to many people ... with my enthusiasm to get back to exercise after back surgery.... He said he has seen too many people with back surgery give up..become couch pirates and apply for disability afterwards... And here I am looking forward to my workouts and ru... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:07:22 EST better things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411244 well i am on my way to better things.... no more back pain since surgery.... I get to start working out tomorrow with my trainer,,... I have my first yoga instruction scheduled for monday... and I get to get off restrictions at work on thursday.....time to get my life back in order .. back to my routine... and these #20 pounds gone while i was restricted <BR> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:34:31 EST Post surgical http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389471 well its been quite the 19 months.... after I ran my marathon my back pain that i had been treating for 2 years with injections got worse... injections no longer worked... lived on pain meds...and running was out of the question ... new MRI showed increased damage and surgery was reccommended.... 7 weeks ago had the fusion of my lower back ... within 2 weeks i was out walking 2 miles... with a cane and lots of sitting at benches,,, but still walking ... every week i increased the distance... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:59:05 EST First Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021276 well i have been training for my first marathon since March of this year.... I decided to use the Galloway Method of walk/run/walk since I know my existing back injuries and shoulder injuries could sideline me if i wasn't careful.... about JUne my IT band tightened up on me and i was out of training for a few weeks while that healed ..... I get back injections for my back every 3 months ... with the additional training they decided to last only 8 weeks and not allowed to repeat injections u... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 06:05:52 EST 6 year bandiversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936139 Today is the 6year anniversary of my lapband surgery. It was the best thing I ever did for myself.... I know alot people are having theirs reversed or whatever but I truly believe if you a work the program the way it should be done it can be a lifesaver. <BR> <BR> 4 years ago I weighed almost 250 pounds in this picture <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1681633173.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now I weigh 137 I am happy with where I am . <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Fri, 29 May 2015 08:28:02 EST SWEET!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854222 just got done with a great workout with Ryan Gregory again.... starting to feel like my old self again..... did a BF analysis again .... pleasantly surprised <BR> 1-1-14 <BR> arm-12.5 <BR> waist 38 <BR> BF 32% <BR> muscle weight 96.6 <BR> fat 45.6 <BR> <BR> 6-10-14 <BR> arm 12.25 <BR> waist 37.25 <BR> BF 29% <BR> muscle weight 103.41 <BR> fat 42.34 <BR> <BR> 1-14-15 <BR> arm 11.78 <BR> waist 36 <BR> BF 26.95% <BR> muscle weight 101.4 <BR> fat 37.4 <BR> <BR> so i am definitely in the right ... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:50:51 EST new scale stats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843635 1-1-14 <BR> weight 142.2 <BR> body fat 31.5 <BR> body water 50.1 <BR> muscle mass 32.9 <BR> bone mass 4.0 <BR> <BR> 1-2-15 <BR> weight 136.4 <BR> body fat 29.4 <BR> body water 51.6 <BR> muscle mass 33.9 <BR> bone mass 4.1 Fri, 2 Jan 2015 08:19:49 EST Out with the flu in with the new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842553 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1748143122.jpg"> <BR> <BR> well I have been down with the flu since monday.... had to go to hospital yesterday for iv fluids as i was severely dehydrated so not exactly how I wanted to end 2014 but hey i will getbetterand then i can get back on track..... <BR> <BR> As I look back on 2014 I immediately think back to the things I did not accomplish,,,,, 14 races, losing my last 5# doing an unassisted pullup or a handstand pushup..... <BR> ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 08:17:40 EST Back it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781465 after being in a funk last weekend not doing any workouts or running because of the passing of my BIL... I made it to my workout yesterday..... felt good but man after a week of not working out it harder than expected.... but i did it..... i also went to dr... all my nutrient levels are good... so I am doing awesome..... I hope to get 2 10 mile runs in thursday and friday I have my half marathon in 2 weeks and I am not ready..... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:30:56 EST New Running Partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758747 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l812813374.jpg">New running partner... well not quite yet have to teach him to walk with me first... but this winter we should be running together... His name is Bear and he is a 4 month old lab mix... mixed with we are not sure but "small breed" so hoping for a "Mini" lab..... <BR> <BR> " sparkpeople loading pictures is not working right now... will try to add pic later Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:59:23 EST measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715532 well my trainer took measurements yesterday.... I was pleasantly surprised... I actually gained 3.6 pounds since January... but I lost .25 inch off arm, .75 off waist, and body fat went from 32% to 29% with muscle going from 96.6 pounds to 103.41 and fat going from 45.6 to 42.3 so I gained 7 pounds of muscle and lost 3 pounds of fat.... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:24:14 EST finally getting over sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685164 well last week I had bronchitis and ear infection...missed a workout with my trainer because of it.... really sucked.... so Tuesday I thought I was better enough to do my workout again... halfway through it I had an asthma attack ( haven't had one in years) done with workout.... so today I tried again... made it through full workout...so very happy.... next week back to my running schedule.... YEAH!!!!! Thu, 1 May 2014 18:04:54 EST Race season starting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667596 These are races from last year and times <BR> <BR> 4-19 young life 5k 34:40 <BR> 4-27 Harrison 5k 31:21 <BR> 5-3 Stive for 5 6k 36:57 <BR> 6-8 Diaper dash 5k 30:37 <BR> 7-4 Lake City 5k 29:13 <BR> 7-6 Traverse city 5k 29:47 <BR> 8-10 Kettunen 5k trail run 35:38 <BR> 8-31 Cadillac 10k 65:05 <BR> <BR> These are the runs planned for this 2014 season <BR> 4-19 young life 5k <BR> 5-26 Strive for 5 5k <BR> 5-31 Kalamazoo run or dye 5k <BR> 6-14 Higgans lake Sunrise 5k <BR> 6-22 Cadillac 10k <BR>... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 18:08:19 EST Time to get my big girl panties on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638293 well its the first Monday of a new month... time for me to get my butt in gear and get back on track.... I haven't been tracking my food,.. haven't been drinking my water ... the only thing I have been doing is a mediocre working out.... <BR> <BR> well its time to get my big girl panties on and shape up my attitude.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l834348349.jpg"> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 07:54:23 EST OMG time to get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532811 The last 2 weeks I have been just pigging out and its not even the holidays yet.... I weighed myself this morning 147.4 I have not weighed this much since June .... Time to get back on track....... <BR> <BR> as of today I will <BR> <BR> Start tracking my food again <BR> Start walking everyday <BR> More water less coffee <BR> protein shake everyday <BR> no chocolate <BR> no chips <BR> <BR> I will not keep this added weight on I will get back to goal <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 10:20:49 EST more testing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528125 Went to Dr yesterday as I felt that my physical therapy for my back was not making any progress... she told me to stop therapy, get an MRI and depending on that we will do different therapy or injections in my back. . She did say I can start WALKING again she did not understand why therapy took that away, but no jogging, running, elliptal or stair stepper.. so at least I get that back. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:53:06 EST Bad news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501229 Went for my evaluation at physical therapy because I thought my back was acting up again ..... Well it's my hip flexors from running......they are really tight and since they are connected to my back also it's pulling on my bad back .....so he said about 3 weeks and I can start slow cardio again but for now no running , stair stepper, elliptical. Maybe I can bike but very casually and maybe walking if I go slowly and no inclines ..... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:53:57 EST First 10k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473584 Well I did it ..... Had never ran a full 6 miles my practice runs have been 4 or 5 miles ....I kept telling myself it would be ok if I had to walk some of it ..... I was prepared for 80 minutes was hoping for 70 and did it in 65 no walking either all run or jog ...my husband met me at finish with a cup of coffee and a shoulder to keep me standing upright as my legs were like jello ...can't wait to do more lol I think i am hooked <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1807... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 14:01:38 EST lost activelink ... ordered fitbit one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437619 so bummed.... got my new fitbit one in the mail today..... and guess what ... it is stuck in charger.... called customer service... I have to send it back and they will send me a new one.... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:51:46 EST Blessed Birthday today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428772 well today I turned 48... and as I sit here and think about it... I have never felt better in my life.... I have an awesome husband who treats me well and loves me very much... his family also loves me which is a feeling I have never had, ....... my relationship with my daughters is better than it has ever been....I also have a sister that I love very much and loves me... I have an awesome house that I love... I can exercise as much as I want to and do more now than I ever have.... I fee... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:02:06 EST new goal weight per DR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414271 just got back from dr office... no more fills.... and he wants my goal at 145# with fluctuation between 143 and 147....I have maintained 145 for about 6 months now ..... 900-1100 calories a day unless my trainer feels I need more because of amount of exercise I do.... he said when I got down to 141 it was unhealthy for me and put me in the hospital.... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 11:35:14 EST I did it..... I made it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410517 OMG.......... went to the race this morning... all nervous as heck.... I have been training so hard... what if I dont make it... what if I cant do 5k in under 30 minutes.... what if I fail...... <BR> <BR> Well i didnt..... crossed the finish line at 29:45... what a thrill and hubby was waiting for me ( on less than an hour of sleep) with a cup of coffee and a bucket of popcorn ( I have been 10 days no popcorn) <BR> <BR> so I waited for the official results..... there was my name... I was ... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 10:37:16 EST walking not running.... OH NO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409929 well I was told under no circumstances by my trainer was I to run today with my race being tomorrow... so instead I walked ( and I do mean walked) around the lake.... 6.92 miles and only (sarcastically) took me 2 hours 2 minutes .... I can not believe how hard it was not to break into a run though..... it took everything I had not to run... have I become that addicted..... yup I think so... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 19:04:17 EST coming up short for race day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406741 I truly hope what they say about race day and adrenaline pushing ya faster is true <BR> <BR> I have 4 more days till race day and I can still only get 2.88 miles in 30 miles... I so want to do 3.1 miles in 30 minutes or less.... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:31:40 EST So close.... using C25K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402305 I have been doing the C25K program and I am on final week.... what an awesome program. <BR> <BR> It always starts with a 5 minute walk to warm up and a 5 minute walk to cool down... but my first week was 1 minute jogging with 1 1/2 minute walks alternating for 20 minutes... eventually you work up to longer jogging.... less walking.... <BR> <BR> Every time it increased the jogging I felt like I would never make it through the entire thing... week 4 jumped to 5 minutes jogging and had to r... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:49:11 EST another one bites the dust (5k time that is) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382376 Well did my 4th 5k of the season.... <BR> <BR> made another personal best time <BR> <BR> took 2nd place in my age group again... <BR> <BR> time of 30:37 which is 46 seconds better than my best.... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:31:03 EST Mental obstacle overcame http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377366 I did it I finally did it .... The one I have been dreading ...... Been repeating the last one because I didn't want to do this one ..... 5 min walk 20 min jog and 5 min walk ..... It's done Mon, 3 Jun 2013 23:24:18 EST Fitness minute leader boards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375820 I just dont understand..... I worked my butt off this last month to get to 1000 exercise minutes... i only counted true exercise and only actually minutes spent doing it.... and barely made it to 1000 how do people get to 3720 ... that was 120 minutes per day everyday .... do they never get too busy to exercise... do they count gardening bowling and stuff like that... <BR> <BR> I also see that leaderboards for June are also at an astronomical numbers already... more than there has been min... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 17:50:45 EST 4 year bandivarsary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370307 Today is the 4 year anniversary of my lapband surgery. It was the best thing I ever did for myself.... I know alot people are having theirs reversed or whatever but I truly believe if you a work the program the way it should be done it can be a lifesaver. <BR> <BR> 4 years ago I weighed almost 250 pounds in this picture <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1681633173.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now I weigh 145 I am happy with where I am but would love to go just little bit lower to... Tue, 28 May 2013 11:22:32 EST Spark Solution week one done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361356 I decided to try the spark solution program because I love Sparkpeople... and I need to lose that last 10# . <BR> <BR> I dont know how I will do scale wise till tomorrow morning.. but I do know I have been more consistant with my workouts and staying within my calorie range all week.... <BR> <BR> What I like best about the program is the support we get from each other...and the question and answer periods we have with the authors.... that has been awesome.... <BR> <BR> The only thing I ... Sun, 19 May 2013 17:58:05 EST Second 5k of season ( no 3rd yet) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353792 a week after my first I did my second.... much warmer weather and a totally shocking experience..... 31:21.... (3 min 20 sec off first one) came in 2nd again for my age group and place 59 out of 158 so I thought that was pretty good... <BR> <BR> I was supposed to run my 3rd yesterday but was sick all last week so Dr told me no.... so Now I wantt o afind a replacement one in the next few weeks... Sun, 12 May 2013 08:27:55 EST First 5k of the season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329765 well did my first 5k of the season... it has been over 2 years since i did one and my best time then was like 42 minutes.... today it was cold ( 25 degrees) my goal was come in somwhere between 35 and 40 minutes.... well I surpassed that.... I was 34:40.... i was so shocked and so could not believe that I did.... my best on treadmill was 35:45.... then when they were giving out the awards... they called my name for 2nd place in my age group.... was I ever shocked then..... <BR> <BR> I am ... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:47:51 EST Vacation in Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295144 Well been on vacation visiting my daughter SIL and 2 grandsons this week.. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l496920141.jpg">.. <BR> <BR> what an interesting week <BR> <BR> went to the zoo,,,,,, my first time <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l260341464.jpg"> <BR> <BR> my favorite was the elephants <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1404724770.jpg"> <BR> <BR> then we went to Carlsbad caverns <BR> what an amazing place.... totally a... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:40:21 EST sunday is the start of a new week right!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205317 well today starts a new week.... and new start to the weekly goals.... <BR> <BR> 10 glasses of water per day <BR> 10 minutes exercise per day <BR> no junk food snacking at computer... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:39:59 EST my 2013 goal board http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189069 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l209917402.jpg"> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 22:15:53 EST exercise 1-2-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186170 I completed and tracked 2 cardio exercises and 7 strength exercises at http://www.sparkpeople.com/ - 32 minutes Walking: 3.5 mph (17 minutes per mile), 144 calories burned, 30 minutes Elliptical Trainer, 304 calories burned; Walking Lunges, Seated Lat Pulldown Machine, Dumbbell Chest Press, Dumbbell Hammer Curls, Triceps Dips with Straight Legs, Knee Raises on Captain&#146;s Chair, Crunches with Ball Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:58:09 EST new year new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185610 Today I weighed 152.6.... absolute heaviest I have been in a long time.... gonna finish my coffee and take a protein drink and water and hit the gym... then come back and fill refrigerator with all my go to snacks and meals... I will get this back under control.... I will lose 15# by the time I go see my daughter March 15 in Texas.... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:49:45 EST heaviest since 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170808 well I go back to dr today to have some saline put back in band.... they took 6cc ( all I had in) out last month when i was in hospital fo dehydration/ulcer/gallbladder problems .... not sure howmuch they will put back in.... but i am the heaviest I ave been since July 2011 I have put back on 7# in amonth.... ugh... <BR> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:32:34 EST Time to get "ME" back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156017 for 3 years was doing awesome.... loved the motivation I gave others loved the energy I got from being healthy and eating right and working out.... then this last year hit me.... one hospitalization after another.... only been in for hospital stays for birth of my children and a hysterectomy before age 30... then this last year twice i was in 4 days each..... i have been a wreck... couldnt work out and eating wasnt as healthy as it used to be,,, more coffee less water.... <BR> <BR> So ... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 13:40:20 EST disgusted with myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100967 so disgusted with myself... i knew this was coming and didnt have the motivation to stop it... i weighed myself yesterday morning and I hit the 145 mark... 145.4 to be exact.. i knew I had been pushing closer to it but kept thinking I wont hit i wont hit it.... well I did.... I guess its time to get off my lazy butt and figure out what exercises I can do that wont give me a headache or ignore the headaches and work through them anyway..... i refuse to gain my weight back and if I dont stop it... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:14:37 EST how to cut back on wasted time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090949 trying to figure where i have wasted time... <BR> <BR> maybe i can do better tracking my food and exercise if i do last thing of the night... I am always checking facebook just before i go to bed,... maybe I can track instead.... <BR> <BR> maybe i can do 15 minutes n the treadmill while my coffee is brewing first thing in the morning... then jump on computer for my coffee/computer time.... <BR> <BR> since this is a new week.. i think i will try these 2 things and see what happens... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 08:32:26 EST Back to a routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081742 now that the wedding is over its time to get back to a routine... back to work to day.. then taking vitaminis and meds on regualr basis.. back to protein shakes every day and back to an exercise program... please text me at 231-920-0518 and encourage me to get back to my routine... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:21:22 EST UNDER 140 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994776 FINALLY AFTER FOREVER i HIT 139.... i AM SO HAPPY... MAYBE NOW i CAN BREAK THIS FOREVER PLATEAU AND MAKE IT TO 135 MY ULTIMATE GOAL..... WISH ME LUCK... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:09:32 EST Happy Birthday to me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984472 Well just celebrated my bnirthday over the weekend.... yes I am 47 years old.... still feel pretty damn good... but not quite where iwas last summer... but still good health wise.... relationship wise I am awesome... Andy has truly been my knight in shining armor and he doesnt even where one.... <BR> <BR> celebrated Friday night at the local bar with a bunch afriends here are a few pics <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l925645360.jpg">Girlfriend Marcy and I <BR>... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:42:58 EST three year lap band check up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911956 Finally some good news......went for my three year check up from my lap band surgery.....down 6# from last year and I am a perfect lap band patient......and he says its ok for me to try and lose another 10 # but no more Mon, 4 Jun 2012 17:44:10 EST blah!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905464 feeling very blah..... I just cant get motrivated.... I tell myself that I should get up and do this or that but i dont.... I know I need to start doing some exercise even if its 10 minutes but i dont.... I just cant seem to get back into a routine and I dont know why..... its like I i know it but cant do it..... this is such a weird funk that I am in... and dont know how to get out of it... Thu, 31 May 2012 08:40:10 EST Biopsy scheduled http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4838075 well biopsy is scheduled for May 8th...but I am also on a cancellation list... I hope I get in soon... <BR> <BR> I am trying to do the 10 minutes streaks of light fitness... so far I am day 2... <BR> <BR> also trying to keep healthy snacks on my copmputer desk... I have noticed I am snacking more with me being so home bound right now... so I have celery and cottage cheese/ranch dip in front me Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:31:24 EST New Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4833218 I thoroughly enjoyed the live meeting with Chris Downie last night.... totally brought me back to reality and out of my funk.;... I reset all my streaks and reset my goals.... they are easier than I have had in a long time but I did because I am starting over...... <BR> <BR> I am starting over because of the medical issues i have been having.... I figure if I start with the 10 minute streak of exercise.... that cant kill me even though dr says no exercizing.... I will just keep workouts e... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:26:59 EST Update on my eye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4826555 i Know some of you knwo what is going on because we alk or i post in the teamd but thought this time i would blog it..... <BR> <BR> Lets start at the beginning.... March 16th was admitted to the hospital for orbital cellulitis... where my my eye was almost swollen shut..... was put on IV antibiotics and was in 4 days... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l244035081.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The headaches wre excruciating. ( would gladly trade 10 migraines for the headache I ha... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 08:22:25 EST