Sucks to be sick!
Holding my own right now, weight-wise. Missed work last Friday and went to the doctor's office 'cause I was too sick to MOVE! Flu test was negative, but Doc said that she still thought that's what it was, along with an ear infection, sinus con... Read more
Two steps forward, one step back...
Isn't that how it ALWAYS goes??? Seems like something I ate this weekend was quite high in sodium, 'cause I'm up 1 1/4 lbs. I KNOW it's fluid because my ankles are all puffy. I took an extra fluid pill this morning (should help the BP, too) a... Read more
So far, so good!
OK, so it's only been a couple of days...but I'm down a pound and it's an encouraging start. Eating plan is going well, and hopefully will continue to do so. Going to walk this afternoon when it warms up a little bit. Lunch with a friend toda... Read more
And so it begins...
Another new year, full of promise and hope--a promise to myself that I'm going to get healthier and be happier, and hope that my plans will work! I pray that you all have a blessed New Year and remember that today is the first day of the rest o... Read more
It's almost here...
It's coming! 2011 is only 2 sleeps away--actually, only ONE, 'cause this Sparker won't be sleeping when the New Year comes in! Are you ready? I sure am! Yeah, I know..."Why wait till then?", you say. Because I've been psyching myself up for... Read more
A Christmas wish for you...
To all my SparkPeeps:
God bless you all for the support, encouragement, and friendship you offer so freely. I pray that you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! And we'll all kick off 2011 the right way...the healthy w... Read more
"It’s the Most Fattening Time of the Year"
It’s the Most Fattening Time of the Year
(To the tune of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”)
Copyright (lyrics only) 2006 Christy Goerbig
It’s the most fattening time of the year!
All the pies and the pastry and cookies so tas... Read more
...aren't much better than Mondays, but they don't suck quite as bad 'cause they're one day closer to FRIDAY! Busy, busy, busy at work today...being a School Nurse is NOT all bandaids and bellyaches, I GUAR-AN-TEE! So many viruses and other "b... Read more
...SUCK! 'Nuff said!... Read more
Yep, it's me...back again! Haven't been on SP in a good while, but I've found that I need the support and encouragement of my friends here. The knee is still "not good"...but I did get the Synvisc 1 injection in October (couldn't get it in Apr... Read more
My left knee has been giving me such fits that I can't even go walking two days in a row--I'm gonna have to break down and go see my ortho doc again and probably get the Synvisc injections. Luckily instead of 3 weekly injections, he can now giv... Read more
Skipped a day...
Missed walking on the dreadmill Wednesday due to "stomach issues" ('nuff said), but I got my 30 minutes/2mph in yesterday. Actually left the dreadmill "unfolded" so I'd trip over it this afternoon and not "forget" to get on it again! Eating pl... Read more
Two days in a row...
Thirty minutes on the treadmill again tonight...no incline, 2mph...but I least I've done it 2 days in a row! That's better than the last 18 months, where I haven't done ANY exercise 2 days in a row. Gotta keep it up...
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So I went to the cardiologist's office again today for my follow-up appointment. The 24-hour EKG monitor showed a few abnormal beats, but nothing like I'd been experiencing that had me worried (of course). She said that right now, they weren't... Read more
Checkin' out the ol' ticker...
Saw the cardiologist yesterday because I've been having episodes of irregular funky heartbeats. According to the echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) I have an extremely mild mitral valve prolapse, but that wouldn't be the cause of the episodes I'... Read more