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  • I am getting better TG

    2/28/2020 8:49:26 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I am getting more sleep at night. I still wake up, but the pain is not as intense. I have a routine that works for me. I get up and heat up my bean pads - 2x. then I go back to bed with an Alieve. I have not been going back to the gym yet. Officially my PT starts Monday. I hav... Read more

  • Back Again

    2/27/2020 12:12:09 AM, by TFVIOLA

    I've been coming back to SparkPeople off and on over the last few years. With some stressful things going on at work and just life in general I had gotten up to my highest weight ever, hitting 250 lbs around Christmas time. I also started taking blood pressure medicine a few months ago. Determined ... Read more

  • As the world turns

    2/26/2020 3:28:17 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon- I went for my consultation at the physical therapy clinic yesterday. I was feeling great. she put me through all sorts of moves - did some exercises. She even gave me homework in exercises. But last night, I developed a huge sciatica episode. It lasted for 3 hours - so I just go... Read more

  • Things looking up

    2/25/2020 9:11:50 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning: I have much to feel grateful today. I got a good night sleep. I went to doctor yesterday - she is wonderful. She listened to me. I told her about the pain that wakes me up at night so I do not get good sleep. I told her I do not want any strong pain killer. I want to get into PT... Read more

  • My dh just loves to find ways to drive me crazy

    2/21/2020 12:54:43 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon; DH is swimming laps in the Y pool- 3 days a week. It has helped him greatly. Now he is working on programs to know where we are spending our money. I do not have a problem. We have been tracking and doing good. he wants to expand the tool to dissect every item on a grocery list t... Read more

  • Getting Ready for One-derland

    2/20/2020 5:05:13 PM, by FITFABJENN

    Another 6 1/2 pounds from now, I will be back in One-derland. 9 After 86 days of consistently making healthy choices, I'm SO CLOSE to that first big goal. 244 You better believe I'm going to have a virtual party when I get there, and I hope you'll join the celebration!!! It's bee... Read more

  • good news!

    2/19/2020 11:37:31 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I got a fabulous massage yesterday. My masseuse listened to my needs. I have a good masseuse that I use regularly. I knew I needed something- I was leaning toward a Physical Therapist. In my state you have to get a referral - my doctor was out of town. I got a appointment with my m... Read more

  • Been working with my sciatic problem

    2/17/2020 7:03:25 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good evening - I have not been going to the gym. But doing some yoga moves and really working on resting my hip and leg. My son has sciatic problems which he says is unbearable at times. I experienced times where you cannot even think clearly with the pain. I will not take Rx pain killers - docto... Read more

  • Taking lessons from my body- Happy Valentine's Day to all

    2/14/2020 9:22:17 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning - last night I had an attack from my sciatic. It was starting just b/4 I went to bed. But I was woken by the sharp pain, I had to think - what now. I used my sports tape, etc. Nothing worked so I finally put my back brace on - this worked. I have known my sciatic problems stemmed f... Read more

  • going for a massage

    2/12/2020 9:49:38 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- sciatic still an issue. It has gotten better - last night was the first night that I got some sleep in about a week. massage has worked in the past. The only anxiety I have my regular masseuse is not available and I have another that I am trying out. I really have to be firm with ... Read more

  • it is not the scale but the journey

    2/9/2020 12:46:00 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I do not weigh myself often. I got on the scale and I lost weight. I am at a weight I have not seen in some time. I have more to go, but with all the stress that I have had in my life - it is a good sign. I had decided that I will take whatever loss I can manage. I am not weighin... Read more

  • Momentum

    2/7/2020 9:55:06 AM, by MREE777

    What is it that motivates you? What keeps you going? In the past the only thing that motivated me to exercise and diet was travel. For the past couple of months a new motivator has appeared: fear. My family has a history of circulation problems. I have three older brothers. Two of t... Read more

  • Good morning!

    2/7/2020 8:22:36 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- went and babysat for my DD. My GD soon to be 8 told us that they have been donating toys to charities. she was innocent and showed us the box of charity stuff. Many of the objects were presents that we just gave them for Christmas. I have Playmobil western kit for my grand son. M... Read more

  • good afternoon

    2/5/2020 1:52:26 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon - Sciatic doing good but I decided not to exercise today. 35 degrees today. I have been extremely busy doing stuff that needed to get done. DH is in his office - I just popped my head in and he is staring at his display. I said what are you doing? He says nothing right now. I t... Read more

  • Need to start doing some Indian dance to get the more favorable spirits - LOL

    2/4/2020 7:44:55 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - maybe it is not so good. Last evening when I was watching TV - I floss my teeth. My canine tooth is an implanted tooth. It flew out of my mouth. It was such a surprise I thought I lost the tooth. My husband and I found it. He says - now call the dentist - they are open for 15 mi... Read more

  • My sciatic woke me up this morning at 4 am

    2/2/2020 8:46:51 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I injured my sciatic doing exercise - in 2018. I thought I had it strengthen with certain exercises and stretches, but it is back. I have more trouble when the weather is cold. It is 48 here. Sciatic nerve pain is the worse. As I age it seems it is getting harder to contain some o... Read more

  • I am very optimistic most of the time

    1/31/2020 12:28:26 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - got over the funeral of DS's BF, got over many curveballs from my DH about adjusting to his retirement. But then I see what is happening in Washington. My G how can an entire body of congress not do their job. How can someone that powerful be above the law? I pray and pray for o... Read more

  • good news

    1/30/2020 5:24:01 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good evening; DS went to the funeral of his BF today. There was no one there that was young only people from the parents work. My son went in and his BF's parents were so pleased that he came. They talked and his father hugged my son and told him he loved my son. I wish he told his own son that... Read more