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Staying Oh-So Positive And Focused...Love This!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I may not have posted a blog in over a week but my state of mind remains the same! I still have a plan and a purpose. I am a part of a private Facebook group where I have received so much love and support it's just amazing. That is not to say I don't have that here-in fact most of these people are Sparkies! I haven't felt this focused since I was on WW back in 2007 and would chat daily-sometimes by the minute.

Last Friday, I started having issues with Aunt Flow, aka, TOM. See I hadn't had any word from TOM since April. But with many changes in meds and just emotionally with things with DH, I wasn't concerned I was pregnant. However, I took a pregnancy test at the end of June, got my period that day and have it ever since. Last week I found out from my doctor on Thursday that I was anemic, iron deficient, folate is low and vitamins D & B-12 deficient! This is after having my physical done the week before. So my doctor told me I needed to start a regimen wi the vitamins and I did on Friday. I got 10 minutes of exercise M, T, and W. Thursday I was so proud to get 30 minutes in width some little spurts of jogging! Then Friday, I started having issues with TOM reminiscent of when DD was 4 months oils(she's 5 1/2 now). By Sunday night, I was not doing so hot and it was very uncomfortable all weekend to be in a standing position. With the exception of church, I didn't leave home.

Yesterday I had my appt with my GYN. I got an appt at 3 and was in the office until 7:20. My doctor was very concerned about my lab results(forwarded from primary) and was surprised I haven't flopped out. She told me I cannot exercise til I get my hemoglobin and hematocrit back up! I was actually sad to hear this-hard to believe! She did an endometrial biopsy there in the office. She wanted to find see what was going on on my cervix. They didn't anesthetize me but I took a couple Advil. I sat there and focused on God and my phrase "be still and know that He is God". That helped a lot. My doctor kept asking me how I was doing. I told her I was focusing. I don't think I flinched but did suck on air a couple of times!

Before and after I was on my iPad talking with my SP friends on FB. Instead of being down about no exercise, I came to the conclusion that nutrition comes first! In fact, I even chatted with the nurse who's basically vegetarian, as are her daughters, about the benefits of clean eating! I also told her about the challenge in my FB group to not have sugar for 2 weeks! I know this will be a tough but great part in shaping the future of my nutrition and food planning!! This is not the Simone that has been around the last few years. And I'm LOVING the Simone who I'm becoming A LOT!!!!

As for the GYN plan, I have been considering a hysterectomy. My doctor wants to wait and see what the results are from the biopsy and the transvaginal sonogram I need to have in the next week. She said we need to see what we are dealing with. It may not be necessary. She said she would do it but she really wants me to think about. She gave a hormone prescription to stop my bleeding. I did this 5yrs ago, along with some other meds,and it worked for a bit but came back. Then I had a D&C with Hysteroscopy but continued heavy bleeding. Then was admitted and given IV with high dosage of hormone and made me sick to my stomach. Then another D&C which finally tapered off. But you know, I sit here thinking as it type what if Clean Eating(CE) takes care of this. When I went through this in the past, I was about 10 lbs heavier. Then I lost 120 lbs that have slowly started creeping back up. But if I just work on my nutrition and then get back to exercising, the sky's the limit! As I always love to say....Shoot for the moon, reach for the stars.

All I can do is shake my head at how positive I am feeling despite my current situation! I'm going to stay positive and work on the healthier me emoticon
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  • LESLIES537
    I didn't know the old Simone, but I sure do LOVE the new Simone! I couldn't be more happy for you! Spread your wings and fly! You GOT this! emoticon

    p.s. Praying for your girly probs to go bye-bye. Sounds like the doc's are taking good care of you. God will do the same. emoticon
    2470 days ago
    Simone, I am sorry you are having GYN problems but I am so happy you are not letting it set you back. You sound terrific! I am glad you have found a group that works for you.
    2470 days ago
    What a refreshing blog to read! Your attitude seems so different (not that it wasn't good before, LOL!) now. I love how positive you are and how you're looking for alternatives when you can't do something for whatever reason. Nutrition is is 20. You have an awesome opportunity to focus on nutrition now and soak up all the knowledge you can from so many experienced people.

    I remember how excited you were back with WW when we first went together and you had lost so much weight. I am seeing that same excitement now and I love it!

    You are on a new journey, a new quest for health and you will succeed! emoticon

    I am so glad you joined FF and I'm so happy you are so active on there. The support and motivation and advice is hard to beat!

    2470 days ago
    Sorry for the health issues you're having Simone but you have a wonderful attitude and I know you'll figure out what the best choice is for you. Keep taking care of yourself. Hugs, Di
    2470 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    Simone I cannot tell you how amazed I am to read this blog and see the attitude change in you. It is so awesome to see the change in you through your voice and words here. I pray that your problems resolve themselves. It is so awesome to see that you are focusing on the nutrition during this time of no exercise! I love the FB group and am finding it definitely helps me stay motivated. Are you doing the 2 week challenge on no sugar? Hang in there! You are worth this. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2470 days ago
    When I used to be upper two's into the three hundreds, I had heavy periods. After losing quite a bit of weight, I have not had those issues. Really focus on eating clean and getting the weight down before making a major decision like that. A hysterectomy would probably throw you into menopause creating different problems.

    I love this Simone! She is upbeat and positive. I hope she stays around forever! You can do this girl!
    2470 days ago
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