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Hi Ladies

Here it is September already and just wanted to stop by since I haven't been on the computer in the last few weeks except to record my weight which has been disasterous. I'm going to go ahead and record it for the beginning of September when I finish this. I have gone from 253.9 on Aug. 1 to 281.7 as of today. That is a 27.8 pound gain since the 1st of August which I am just horrified over.

I'm not getting any better with the sciatica pain nor with getting any activity. It is just too painful and I have to wonder what in the world I did to bring all this on myself. Are we going to do a new fall challenge or just continue where we are. So many have dropped off or are not posting their weight anymore which makes me wonder how they are doing now? I love the contests between each other and think they are instrumental in helping us to stay on line and watching our weight and where we are going with it.

Whether I realize it or not, I've done something, somewhere at sometime, to deserve this kind of pain and suffering that I am going through right now. I am able to type and do my spark stuff right now because I found a toradol tablet for pain that I took that I"m not supposed to take because of heart attack and stroke risk.....plus kidney complications which I've had enough of over the years. But,I had to have some pain relief. I can hardly stand up from a chair or the toilet the pain is so terrible going down the back of my legs.....it's like a lightening bolt hits me. But I know you don't want to hear this stuff.

The best thing I can tell you is that I went to a spine doctor's place where a nurse practitioner did a workup on me with x-rays and an MRI. X-rays showed a compression fracture which they I"ve had for some time now and the MRI showed very severe spinal stenosis which is undoubtedly touching that nerve because of the horrendous pain I"ve endured for the last two months. The spine doctor I need to see has an appointment on Sept. 19 which is a 3 week wait but I've asked to be on their waiting list for a cancellation so maybe I'll luck out.

Take care ladies and I hope you ALL have a wonderful September. My goal will be to work on losing the 28 pounds I gained from poor eating (I just didn't care anymore I hurt so bad.) which is what happened to me, plus not being able to stand hardly, let alone walk.

Hugs & Love to you all,
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8/29/12 4:49 P

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Wonderful Leader Donna!!! Stop Saying NEGATIVE Words About Yourself! You Know That's Not True! You ARE A Blessing! Keep Being The Motivating Person You ARE!
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8/29/12 1:24 P

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emoticon Penney, you made me feel much better. emoticon

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8/29/12 6:16 A

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Leaders are just human after all and can not foresee the future. Terrible leader is when you do something that is harming or hindering your team. You have done neither, yet have seen that all bases are covered when you had to be away. You are still a wonderful motivator and encourager. I am looking forward to a fall of really seeing things happen! emoticon

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8/29/12 3:18 A

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I have been a terrible leader, and member! I promise, next year will be better! emoticon
Lifting you up to the Lord Ginger.
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R~U looking 4 a permanent life style change? For people who are sick & tired of yo-yo dieting! We are saying No 2 die-it, & YES 2 Live~it!

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Come join us now: Wildflowerr's Live~It's!
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8/28/12 10:56 P

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I cannot use the m function on my iPod, but I can copy and paste them.

Kristi

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream."
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8/27/12 10:54 P

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emoticon Emoticon note. I try to add them when I come to the point that I want them
emoticon in case I forgot or decided that I want to add some in emoticon I do a cut and paste to move them from the bottom to where they are needed emoticon

Another interesting note about emoticons is that if you want to use multiples, hold down the "m" key while you are choosing the emoticons. emoticon on my tablet there isn't this feature and I do miss it there. emoticon Hope this helps and pray that you are doing much better now.


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I will lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let my foot slip-He who watches over me will not slumber;





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8/27/12 6:36 P

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Hi Ladies,

Wanted to check-in because I don't know when I did last. Have not been on internet or Sparkpeople in the past week. To summarize, have been in ER and doctor's offices for several things. Very bad swelling and cellulitis in legs.....have been treating at home because of staff infection and doctor is afraid that I will get MRSA in the hospital. It is getting better but am still on antibiotics.

Worse thing has been the sciatica pain that has been excruciating since the beginning of July. As you might have noticed, I"ve gained back 29 pounds since all this happened due to inactivity and eating wrong foods. I hope to turn this around but right now am concentrating on getting in better shape first.

Went to a spine clinic where they did a workup. Found out I have an old compression fracture which I never knew about and and MRI showed that I have "very severe spinal stenosis" in my spine. I knew I had the stenosis but had no idea that it had gotten so bad. They feel that it is now pressing on the sciatica nerve which is causing so much pain that just will not go away. They are referring me to an spine (neurological) surgeon which I'm waiting on them to call back about.

I was told I needed back surgery about ten years ago but did not want to do it because I've always heard bad things about back surgery but with as much pain as I've had and how it has affected my day to day life....I can barely walk now and use my cane, sometimes two canes, and hang on to walls, chairs or whatever else is available. I cannot stand for more than five minutes and I can no longer sleep in my bed because of the pain in my legs. I have been confined basically to my recliner and have had to sleep there at night as well. I hate to take pain medication but it is now the only way I can function so I take Loritab (7.5/500) one or two, plus a valium plus lyrica plus prednisone....and that's just to get me functioning so I can get around.

I HATE this with a passion and am hoping and planning on turning it around with prayer and the help of an able surgeon. Yesterday I saw a show on PBS with Peggy Cappy who was doing yoga for arthritis that can be done from a chair or with the help of a chair so I went on her website and ordered all her CD's while they were 40% off. Maybe I can start in doing something simple like that. I hope so.

I'm glad to be back on line as I have missed it and would appreciate any prayers you can send my way for relief from the pain and a speedy appointment with the spine doctor. Take care and hope you all are doing better on your weight loss than I am at the present.

Will be writing Penney a note because I"m confused about the 60=day challenge. Are we starting over. Anyway, do any of you ladies know how to get the little "emoticon" in at different points in your post? I wanted to do so, but they always end up at the very end of my message even though I have my "up & down line" that shows where you are typing in the place that I want the "emoticon" to be, BUT always ends up at the end of the message. Any help you can give me will be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Hugs and love to all,

ginger (robbgin)

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Phillipians 4:13 I can all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Joshua 24:15 But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up. — 2 Corinthians 4:8

Exodus 15:26 .....for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

God Bless


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8/24/12 7:08 A

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I seemed to have forgotten why last year the 60 day challenge seemed to just drop off into oblivion. emoticon Now I remember that it had two names. They are here again and it seems that by the end of the day there is no energy left to get back on the computer or track anything. emoticon I am getting plenty of exercise emoticon and eating good though. #1 grandson has symptoms of diabetes that runs in mothers family so we are watching his sugars and carbs. Helps me too. emoticon

Edited by: PENNEYV at: 8/24/2012 (07:09)
Psalm 121:1-3
I will lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let my foot slip-He who watches over me will not slumber;





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8/19/12 12:00 A

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We went out for supper tonight and Apachesteve and I split a fajita and still didn't eat all of it. So we brought the rest home to have for lunch tomorrow. I also went for a 5k today and it took me 61 minutes. School starts Monday and then I will be a lot busier.

Hope everyone has a good evening with whatever you do.

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8/16/12 3:05 P

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Hi everyone, letting you know I'm still around just not spending a lot of time on the computer. Still trying to eat correctly and get some exercise, I'm just not spending the time to log everything. Maybe once school gets into full swing I will have some time to sit at the computer and log everything. (and then again maybe not) emoticon
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8/16/12 7:28 A

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At the Dr yesterday, they said my sugar was up a bit. The discouraging part here is that I have been doing fairly well with no sugar days. And greatly limiting it to 1 item on the days that I do have sugar. Now I am suppose to eat low carb and continue to eat low fat. This is going to be a real challenge. I am not sure that I am up to it. emoticon

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I will lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let my foot slip-He who watches over me will not slumber;





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8/14/12 1:33 A

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I got my Vitamin D supplement today. I have 12 weeks to take it and then get tested again to see how it is working. I took the Jack Russell for a walk. It was great, except for two loose dogs. We are haveing a great summer finally. It has been beautiful for the last few days. It is finally starting to get dark around midnight. I got to see stars for a couple nights now.

Kristi

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8/13/12 7:42 A

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Seems like weekends gets more busy as the summer winds down and fall is around the corner. Cooler here this Monday morning, and thats welcome. Now for a gotta get the list worked on Monday. emoticon

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8/11/12 9:51 P

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emoticon glad you are connected again!

Psalm 121:1-3
I will lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let my foot slip-He who watches over me will not slumber;





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8/11/12 9:43 P

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Hi All!
Guess what? I finally got some sparkpeople mail in my inbox! Yeah! It's been since Aug. 1st! emoticon

Leader of Wildflowerr's Live~It's!
R~U looking 4 a permanent life style change? For people who are sick & tired of yo-yo dieting! We are saying No 2 die-it, & YES 2 Live~it!

Mantra: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Come join us now: Wildflowerr's Live~It's!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=39684
"NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING THINNER AND HEALTHIER FEELS!"
"If U want diff results,U have 2change what UR doing!


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8/11/12 8:21 A

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Kristi, so glad that you found some of the problem. I have low vitamin D as well and really try to get out intentionally. For us types that our bodies just seem to acquire extra pounds, it can be very difficult to fit in the "mold", but healthy is the standard!

RoBBgin We may have 52 members that were on this team in all, but this season we only have about 14 that are participating. I realize that some of this can seen confusing, but I do so appreciate your making all the efforts to become connected with this team. emoticon Keep up the great work.

Edited by: PENNEYV at: 8/11/2012 (08:23)
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8/11/12 1:45 A

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I found out what part of my weight loss struggle is today. I have a Vitamin D deficiency. I'm not sure how it works into anything, but the doctor tested me for it. Two causes are having a BMI above 30 and living in the northern latitudes; like Alaska. I will begin taking supplements for it on Monday and see what happens. I've also decided to take my workouts outside as much as possible so I'm not going to do the 28 Day Challenge right now.

Kristi

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream."
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"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."
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8/10/12 9:09 P

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So glad to see that we have a daily chit-chat forum so we can get to know everyone. I see where we have 52 members and I don't feel like I know anything about youall so am hoping to learn more in this section and become friends with youall. Hope everyone has a great weekend. I will be lounging round the house because of my leg injury most of the weekend. My cousin will be driving up from Atlanta to visit and is bringing me my white hots from Rochester, NY. These are white "hot dogs" that are indigenous to that area of New York State.

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Joshua 24:15 But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up. — 2 Corinthians 4:8

Exodus 15:26 .....for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

God Bless


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8/10/12 12:17 A

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Stop in here to just check in with your emoticon S!
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Edited by: WILDFLOWERR_ at: 8/10/2012 (00:18)
Leader of Wildflowerr's Live~It's!
R~U looking 4 a permanent life style change? For people who are sick & tired of yo-yo dieting! We are saying No 2 die-it, & YES 2 Live~it!

Mantra: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Come join us now: Wildflowerr's Live~It's!
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