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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's been awhile since my last blog post so I think I really need to get a move on it!

I quit losing weight for a bit and bounced the same 5 pounds around. I can't call it a plateau because I really wasn't doing anything to lose it. I wasn't eating like a pig emoticon or anything, but I wasn't tracking what I ate either. I'm back to tracking now. emoticon I think I'll make it a point to track at least 2 days a week if/when I lose the desire to track.

I haven't been watching my sleep emoticon so much either. In my defense I've had some high pain days, but mostly it's because I haven't been sticking to my schedule. I either don't feel tired or I am sitting up obsessing over the latest novel I'm editing!

Ah, yes, SO I proofread a Novel for a random author at the beginning of 2013. By the end of 2014 my proofreading progressed into editing! She convinced me I was good enough to get paid. (Nope, she doesn't pay me! And I'll never ask her to!) Anyway, I set a resolution to myself to have just ONE paid editing job in 2014. It's only the middle of march and I'm working on number 7! emoticon I've made anywhere from $100 to $250 per book and no one has tried to haggle yet, so I think I'll just keep upping it until they do! lol :)

I've also been selling AVON but I haven't been focusing on that as much as I would like to!! I really need to work on my social skills so I can approach people about it! I'm going to leave some flyers and stuff around and give out 'coupons' and stuff and hope that boosts sales.

Tomorrow I am going to 'meet' my grandmother I haven't seen since I was a small child. There's a long story there I'm not going to get into on here. I'm a bit nervous. Worried I'll talk myself out of it. emoticon

Yesterday I walked 1.5 miles. My feet hurt and my back was killing me, but I did it! I'm going to have to work on it and figure SOMETHING out because I've gone and done something crazy. I paid $40.00 and signed up for The Color Run! emoticon

I hope my pain doesn't kick in and ruin everything for me! If I believed in it, I would PRAY that my pain would go away forever! I am hoping so much that certain factors are and will be at play to cause it to lessen.

First, I was on 20mg of Ambien for 7+ years! I lowered that down to 5mg over a period of time. When I noticed my pain was lessening, I researched if that could possibly be it....I'm skeptical of everything I read online because you can find anything you look for on there....anyway, I found a lot of people saying that longterm use and overuse (I had both!) can mimic symptoms of fibromyalgia! From the pain to the memory loss/ brain fog! All of that has improved. Not gone away, but improved.

Second, I was put on Cymbalta for depression, but that is also used to treat chronic pain like that caused by Fibromyalgia.

Third, I've been making sure to move around and exercise MOST of the time!

There are other things it could be could be seasonal, and that means it would/could get worse in the summer!

It could also be that I'm in remission. It happens to a lot of people with fibro, they seemingly get "better" and then weeks, months, or years later it attacks them again.

AND/OR it could be a combination of every single one of those things!!

I'm hoping the exercise I'm doing and the strength training (not much, but working on it) I do will help me if and when the pain does come back full force.

I do need to get shots in my feet and neck because those still hurt, bad, alllll the time! And I need to find out if there's some kind of back brace I can wear that will help my back to not hurt so bad when I walk, workout, or just in general! I have "degenerative joint disease"...degenerative discs, degenerative joints & narrowed discs in my lower back. It's strained when I am standing/walking for any length of time.

I wish I could convince SUPER_CIARA to move here so I had a workout buddy!! lol She is coming for the emoticon though, so I'm excited for that!

I also joined a Biggest Loser challenge here on spark. (It's NOT a rush to lose your weight ASAP kind of thing!) It's actually pretty cool. I like that I'm accountable to an entire team's should keep me very motivated! Already this week I did 17.5 minutes of strength training (more that I usually do! I know it doesn't sound like a's not...but baby steps) and I did it for the team minutes! So this should be great for me :)

I decided 9pm was my new bedtime routine time, so I'm off to post a new challenge in my team's forum and then I'm off to read!

ANYWAY, I guess that's all, it's so much to read so I won't blame anyone if they don't!! emoticon
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    If it were just me, I'd definitely move to Madison, lol. How are you doing training for the 5K? Feeling ready?
    2130 days ago
  • SLUCAS83
    You can do this when you get knocked down just get up again! You can do this! My step daughter loves to run in marathons shes what truely inspires me to keep going cause one of these days im going to join here. And i think sooner will come before later or never. And the fitness bingo is so much fun. Keep up the good work.
    2138 days ago
    Great blog and thanks for sharing your journey. You have a lot going on yet you seemed very determined to succeed. emoticon
    2139 days ago
    WOW.,...we have SO much in common. I too deal with chronic back pain - I have degenerative disc disease, I also have 3 bulging discs and some arthritis there and in the hips as well. So I totally understand how pain gets in the way of exercise and other daily activities. I do work full-time as an office manager which isn't too bad but there are days that I just want to LAY...and honestly, that doesn't help the pain either!

    Good for you in having a plan and moving in some way! What an inspiration.
    2140 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    Great blog, I am impressed by your determination!
    All the best on the Lemon Team!
    Phyllis in Indiana
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    2140 days ago
    Hey Jezebel. I just caught your activity scrolling past in my friend feed and popped over to see what you were up to. Gotta say, I love how bright and shiny it is around here. This was a fun post to read.

    So, Ms. Proofreader / Editor, have you thought about joining the Writers team? I'm betting you could make some connections there ... not that it sounds like you need more right now :D

    Just a thought. Pop in and see what you think. (Full disclosure, I'm a co-leader there now.)


    2140 days ago
    YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! Good Luck!!!!
    2140 days ago
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