Group photo
Author:
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/31/14 7:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm doing good.. just a bit hot and sweaty.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/31/14 2:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Good Morning ,

Having some coffee this morning and waking up. Heat index here has been 90* or higher and just miserable hot for the island of no A/C.

Saw my psychologist yesterday afternoon. She was running late so my appointment ran late. Looking at my fridge, it didn't seem like I had anything but low carb tortillas and cheese, so I went to the store after. Still didn't get home until nearly 6pm.

Have finally decided that I'm liking the new shorter hair cut. Actually bought some mousse to help style it. First time I've bout that since before I moved here 11 years ago.

Well better run off and get ready for work. Hope everyone is having a good one!

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/30/14 8:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We all need our own distractions... You have to get out of the house or else you are just going to sit around all day getting depressed. I volunteer at a local low income clinic on my good days. I also have a friend who kicks my butt to go out and go exercise. I'm lucky to have so many good things. I had a rough time getting here, but now that I'm here I wouldn't change it.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/30/14 6:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The horses I have ridden are amazing. I've ridden green broke and hacks and even that has been fun because I had good instructors...My last instructor moved back to Ohio and she was great. I have a new instructor and she is great too...The best part is my horse...he is wonderful and you would want to ride him in a NY minute....I don't have to worry about him bolting and when I go to put his bridle on it is as easy as pie except is right ear is sore so I have to make sure that ear goes in first...I think the riding keeps me emotionally stable...if I didn't have that I don't know what I would do...it's even more than my grandchildren and I adore them to bits...


Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
BLUEJAY1969's Photo BLUEJAY1969 Posts: 9,505
7/30/14 5:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm with you there Larissa! I had a bad experience on a horse that I remembered every time I went riding when I was a teen and helping to round up cattle. Even then the horse knew what it was doing and I just kind of hung on there and let it do it's job of chasing the stray cow down! Of course the girl that took me riding the first time when I was a pre-teen put me on a green broke horse! That is never a good deal for a beginner! I also can't get over the fear of getting stepped on even though I know a good horse will do everything in it's power to avoid stepping on it's rider. But I did always dream of riding through the fields and over the mountain ranges!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
Jeanne


 Pounds lost: 22.6 
0
47.25
94.5
141.75
189
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/30/14 3:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I would need riding lessons to ride a horse. I've been on horseback before and had a hard time controlling my horse. One time the horse started running full speed and I couldn't stop it. Another time I almost fell of the horse when it was on the beach. I can't even get on a horse without tons of help. It's fun, but it's not for me.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/30/14 2:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That's great! almost 10K in steps...

Yesterday I went horseback riding and I was really out of breath at the end and I thought my blood pressure was really high, but it was the opposite...very low...I took it this morning and it was very low again...I just took my tension headache with caffiene and I'll see if that's what is raising my blood pressure...but if that's what's doing it...I won't care when I go horseback riding.....

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/29/14 9:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I took today to rest. I did over 9,500 steps and that's a lot for me. I've been off with my sleeping... not sleeping through the night and stuff like that. I've been going through my sleep klonopin but I found some more of it today. I woke up hypomanic the other day... Just took some more klonopin and went to sleep, Don't worry.... I don't take more than is prescribed. I'm going to go to bed soon... I had a long day.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
BLUEJAY1969's Photo BLUEJAY1969 Posts: 9,505
7/29/14 2:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Amber - Sorry to hear about the bad weather! As for the meds I hope the new check in board helps you out. I'm fairly good about taking my "cocktail" every day but sometimes when my med box runs out, I get lazy and say "I'll refill it later" and I put it off until the next day! I'm doing much better meeting my responsibilities since I joined SparkPeople!

Having a rough day today. Am hypomanic and did not sleep much at all last night. My hubby is keeping looong hours at work and that makes my schedule all kerflunky in the first place so I'm prone to shorter mood swings. Usually missing good rest for 2-3 days and then crashing.

Trying to stay focused and still get some exercise in even though I'm tired. Just going to do an easy routine today. Maybe I can grab a nap!
Hugs,
Jeanne

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
Jeanne


 Pounds lost: 22.6 
0
47.25
94.5
141.75
189
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/28/14 9:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh my! I am so sorry to hear about that....it is awful.... I lived on Long Island and we had a couple of extremely bad storms...hurricanes...then we moved to Florida and so far we have been missed with major damage (I know I'm jinxing myself)...But as a nurse I stayed at the hospital for pre hurricane duty...you get shut in for several days...when I got out and went to stay with my girlfriend near the hospital it was awful... And my daughter's wedding reception got ruined by a hurricane...believe me I know what you are going through...I saw Miami destroyed...New Orleans was devastated....I guess we have to be thankful we are alive. I would be devastated to loose my pictures...my memories...I pray every hurricane season...
medication compliance was not my strong suit until I as diagnosed with MS...now I try desperately to remember everything...and take every pill...be patient with your self...you will get there...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/28/14 9:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
*hugs Amber* Im so sorry... Just be glad that you are safe.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
AMBERLEE0211 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (431)
Posts: 18
7/28/14 8:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What happens, Es, is that I ignore them and then forget. I have an app that I PAID for and I still ignore it. So I figured I needed to actually tell someone that I'm taking my medication. I don't do lying well :)

So I live in Knoxville, TN and we got HIT with weather last night. My sister had a tree fall on her house and total two cars. There was a small, F3 tornado that wiped out 10 houses. No deaths, thankfully. I was up all night in tears because it's the worst storm I had ever experienced.

Edited by: AMBERLEE0211 at: 7/28/2014 (20:42)
We are a temple of God. Yes that means we should care for it as God deserves, but it also means that no matter what - we are perfect to God. Always and forever.


 Pounds lost: 5.0 
0
11.25
22.5
33.75
45
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/28/14 7:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


For some odd reason I couldn't settle down to sleep last night. Finally at 4am I took a second dose of sleep aid and finally fell to sleep. So today I'm a walking zombie, LoL.

They finally opened the Ross Dress For Less talked about for a couple years. Manged to avoid it the last month, but am going to take $30 cash and no more to see if they have anything to wear, which I'm sure they do! Very glad to have another choice other than WMart & KMart. $30 and no more. Thinking part of the insomnia last night was a bout of hypomania coming on and sure don't want to trigger the lurking monster.

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
JUST2MUCH2's Photo JUST2MUCH2 SparkPoints: (1,489)
Fitness Minutes: (90)
Posts: 482
7/28/14 7:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Lost 12 lbs in my diabetes prevention class (have metabolic syndrome which has insulin resistance as a symptom. Doing yoga (great for mindfulness & stress reduction & dealing w/chronic pain).

Found a young gal (26); I'm 60; at a NAMI support group who was newly dxed & new to town. We joined gym together & now go to classes together & even do some private training...

I try to help encourage her to stop drinking (she has felt safe enough w/me to tell me she drinks a lot every night).

She helps me & I help her. Saturday we went to 2 classes & then to lunch (she's vegetarian) & looking through little antique & boutique kinds of stores.

So feeling pretty good. Husband ready to move NOW so I have a friend here (2nd home) & a healthy lifestyle. Heard about a good DBT therapist, too.

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again.
FAIL BETTER!~Samuel Beckett


 Pounds lost: 25.0 
0
16.25
32.5
48.75
65
KATHWINS SparkPoints: (180)
Fitness Minutes: (10)
Posts: 11
7/28/14 5:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great news! About the change in weight category.

Edited by: KATHWINS at: 7/28/2014 (17:24)
 current weight: 158.0 
160
153.75
147.5
141.25
135
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/28/14 4:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I went to therapy this morning and had a good session. She wants me to talk to Geo about a few things, so after dinner Geo and I are going to have a little chat. Nothing too serious.. just something that happened last month that bothered me. I'm really hungry right now.. I think I'm going to go eat a whole wheat mini bagel.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/28/14 1:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Amber!
There are watches where you can set an alarm and also medicine boxes with alarms too! It's always good to hear you want a way to remember to take your meds...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/27/14 9:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome back, Amber! I've been having trouble taking my daytime meds lately. I just have been sleeping off and don't know if I've taken them before I got up. I wake up several times before I actually get out of bed, so I forget sometimes. I think I'm going to make a special thread where we check in that we took our meds, that way this thread doesn't get clogged. Thanks Amber for the idea! *hugs*

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/27/14 6:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon Amber!
I was talking to another one of our members about the same forgetfulness, so you are not alone in this problem.
I'll run starting a new thread for meds check in with our other leader.....sounds like a good idea for a lot of us.

WeatherBug says it's 85 degrees here, feels like 90 with very light trades = HOT emoticon
Feel like sticking my head in the freezer until 7pm when it starts cooling off again, LoL.

Edited by: KAUAICAROLANNN at: 7/27/2014 (21:21)
Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
AMBERLEE0211 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (431)
Posts: 18
7/27/14 12:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm wandering back into Sparkpeople. I get really down on myself when I fail one day and then suddenly it's months later. My biggest mental health issue right now is remembering to take my medications. So many people have been so helpful trying to come up with solutions about me taking my meds regularly each day. I've decided the only way to remember (after ten years of this being a problem) is to let someone know when I've taken my medication. So I'm going to start posting each day on here as soon as I have taken my meds. How does that sound?

We are a temple of God. Yes that means we should care for it as God deserves, but it also means that no matter what - we are perfect to God. Always and forever.


 Pounds lost: 5.0 
0
11.25
22.5
33.75
45
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/26/14 10:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hope you feel better! A knock on the head can be serious...take it easy...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/26/14 5:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


I get a 24 pack of of 12oz coke zero cans to last a month...if I run out, then I'm out of luck until the 1st.

Still have a dull headache from the clunk on the head....but SO much better than a week ago. Have several days off so will be time to rest, relax and heal.

Sorry I haven't been to chatty lately, just laying low and taking things easy.

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/26/14 4:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My a diet soda junkie and diet early rise drink in orange from Walmart...I will always drink the stuff even if it contains Splenda....it's so hard to give up stuff you love that gives you comfort...


Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/26/14 2:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Now if I could only get Geo to be inspired to exercise... His BMI is off the charts (I think his is 65). I'm trying my best to encourage him to lose weight before he has his gastric bypass surgery. He needs to put a lot of exercise to lose all the weight he can. I love him, but his addiction to soda needs to stop. I think he's been lowering it down, which is good. He was going to wait until he had only the shakes to drink to then give up soda. The shakes are going to be hard for him since it's the only thing he can eat and drink besides water. If he tries to get off of soda then it's going to be super hard. He needs to quit now, and then it' won't be so bad with the shakes.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/26/14 12:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That is fantastic! I wish I could get the emoticons to open...because you deserve the biggest "WHOOHOO!" ever...you are doing super terrific!

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/25/14 8:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I forget what my BMI is (and I'm too lazy to check right now) but I'm in the middle of the Obese range... when I started out I was morbidly obese (280 pounds at 5 foot 4) and so yay I'm down a category.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/25/14 8:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Awe! That's no problema! As a retired nurse I still want to take care of people and small simple instructions that will make things safe are up my alley...but I was a nurse for 40 yrs and I worked in many different areas and my knowledge base is wide plus if I don't know something I try to find out...I'm not a fan of all the stuff you read on the Internet. You really have to know where its coming from...I'm glad I could help!

I joined a new gym and they offer a fitness evaluation. Basically they are trying to sell you a personal trainer and I would love to have one, but that's lots of money and they are not expensive either...I did find out my body fat...Yikes!!! Its 49.5...so needless to say I was not pleased and I vow to loose the fat and put on the muscle...I know I'm loosing weight so that's my main goal...

Hope you get to feeling better! emoticon back 'atcha!

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/25/14 2:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Ezz! I iced it last night and I have to again today. I forgot to put on my cream for my ankle last night, so I think I will go and do that now. *hugs* Thanks for watching out for me!

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/24/14 9:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If you use ice (which is good) wrap it in a towel and apply for only 20 minutes at a time so you don't damage your skin...give yourself some time to heal... emoticon

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/24/14 9:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Ezz! I think I will wait and ice my shins till Monday and see how I feel.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/24/14 8:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tracking in one food journal veres another food journal would make no difference in weight gain or loss...and most of the time a quick weight gain is water weight...try monitoring your salt intake...there are many more things you can monitor on Spark People...

I love Zumba too, but if you think you are getting sick and you hurt your shin I would lay off for a bit...exercise will make a shin hurt more...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/24/14 8:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I started logging my food again on Spark People and I've gained a couple of pounds. I'm wondering if I should go back to My Fitness Pal. At least I lost a pound today. I feel like I'm getting sick... I have a sore throat. I want to go to Zumba tomorrow, but I don't know if I can make it. I love Zumba, but on the treadmill today I hurt my shin. I think I need to rest for a couple days to let it heal.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/24/14 8:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/24/14 7:27 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You can do it! yes you can! I'm gonna at least loose 14 lbs by Oct 22...cruise time!

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/24/14 8:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Carolanne - You need to go to the dr. You probably have an eye infection and that explains the swelling and also the hoarse throat. You are most likely sick. Take care and get in there today!

Got the walk in today - 2 miles again.... Yeah! Weight down to 196, which is where it has been for a while except for Monday when I had pigged out on Chinese over the weekend. Determined to loose those 20 lbs!

emoticon

Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/23/14 9:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm back to the gym...twice so far...LOL! I want to loose 14 lbs by end of October...

Usually a bedroom voice is the start of laryngitis....my voice sounds so much nicer like that...otherwise it's an awful NY twang...ugh!

Feel better! You're almost there!

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/23/14 5:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Good Morning!

Enjoying a day off before having a long day tomorrow. Good news is that my goal for the end of the month was to get to 199.... even if it was 199.8. Today I was 200.2, so I think I'll make that goal. YaY

Eye again is swollen shut this morning which is odd since I could open it yesterday. Voice is inexplicably hoarse - no sore, red or scratchy throat, just a raspy "bedroom" voice.

Go figure, finally get the meds worked out and the body falls apart, LoL.

Time for lunch as well. Seared Ahi sounds tasty.

Hope you have a sparkalicious day.

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/23/14 4:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
great job, Ruthie! Take it slow... you don't want to rush the healing process. I think that's why it took so long for my ankle to heal... I kept walking on it and walking on it, and it couldn't heal.

I'm doing pretty good today.. I'm really hungry, so I might make myself a salad. I have plenty of salad stuff, so I think I'm going to go do that now. I hope all of you have a great day!

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/23/14 10:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, managed a 2 mile walk today and 1.7 yesterday. Yeah! emoticon

Knees still hurt some, but manageable. Esmerelda - that link did not show up. Can you try it again and maybe split the text up a bit so it doesn't look like a link? SP may have that feature turned off. Like just leave off the http and the . com parts. I would like to read the article.

Have a great day all!

Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/22/14 8:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I tripped on a rock in March, and it took until this month to heal. It's a bad sprain... they said it would have been better if I had broken it. but I'm back to the gym and I want to volunteer tomorrow.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/22/14 4:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I fear falling, but then my back goes out for no reason at all...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
MOJAVEVIC's Photo MOJAVEVIC SparkPoints: (8,424)
Fitness Minutes: (7,856)
Posts: 8
7/22/14 11:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm new here bipolars...and since you are talking falling I stepped off a grassy ledge to the sidewalk and fell on my knee. I already had an injured knee but I went in for an MRI and they found osteoarthritis bone on bone and several tears in my anterior meniscus. Next week probaby surgery so I exercise in our endless pool which doesn't hurt my knee. Hope all is well with you.

 current weight: 224.0 
273
242.25
211.5
180.75
150
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/22/14 11:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Carol! If you passed out you should have gone to the ER...hopefully no next time...but please do it! Yikes! And take it easy for the next few days...
Glad you are OK...Phew! emoticon

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/22/14 11:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Very important article in a Spark People email about Weight Gain & Antidepressants that everyone should read....
Read Read Read! emoticon

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/22/14 11:10 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ouch! That hurts! My BFF fell in the shower of her house. She had bought a tub mat to prevent falling too...she fractured her scapula and two ribs...had to have a CT scan because the radiologist said "It could be a Fracture"...how stupid is that...so now the doctor wanted a CT scan....There is no treatment except to mobilize the arm...

I finally joined the gym and don't you know it...my back went out...not from the gym...just because it wanted to...but I will take Aleeve and get on with my life...

Yeah Florida humidity is really bad...I'm going up to NY all by myself...onto LI...its like in the 60's at night...ahhhhhhhh....

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/22/14 9:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sorry to be MIA..... Well, falling must be catching on........ I tripped over the oxygen tubing in the hallway (again!), fell hard and banged myself up bad. This was on Friday. I couldn't walk over the weekend and yesterday was the dentist and then errands. Did walk today but the knee is still sore. Only did 1.7 miles. I am aiming for at least 2.3 miles a day. Tomorrow. I left at 8 am, but it was still hot and humid (very humid, I could feel the air come into my lungs). Am going to have to get up at 6:30 and be out by 7:15 to really have a comfortable walk. Ugggh Anyway, that's about it for me. Take care all........

Edited by: THEFLORIDAFAIRY at: 7/22/2014 (09:28)
Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/21/14 9:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You need to be more careful! I dont want you to fall again

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/21/14 9:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Afternoon!

Even though I'm in pain, still in a good mood. I did a really stupid thing and ended up with a black eye/shiner that looks like I was in a boxing match.
Saturday I was going up 3 flights of stairs to go clean a condo, loaded down with cleaning supplies, vacuum, stock....and I missed a step. Down I went, cracked my head on the handrail, got carpet burns on elbows and the side of the face, not to mention the shiner. Never had a black eye and don't want to experience it again. Yes, I passed out and some tourists found me there all spralled out and gently woke me up. Needless to say I went down the stairs very carefully and headed straight home. Didn't move all day Sunday, but managed to stay hydrated....not that that has anything to do with the price of tea in China.
Looking back, I probably should have gone to emergency to get checked out, stubborn me just stayed home.

Anyway, that's the adventurous life of mine, LoL.

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/19/14 3:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Its a struggle...glad you got some healthy food...worth the wait... emoticon

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/19/14 3:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great job, Ezz! Whatever works for you! i went to the senior's Zumba class, so it was a lot easier than normal Zumba.

Today I waited in a hot car for 3 hours to get some free groceries. it wasn't fun, but now I have a ton of healthy food!

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/18/14 9:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That was super nice to do that...I've done Zumba...I enjoy music and I like a stable routine...I found it just a little to fast at times and with my back I have to watch it..it's funny that horseback riding hasn't hurt my back...it just seems to make things stronger, but when I'm trying to do the hip bumps my left hip goes off...Go figure...
Went to the pool too....I'm enjoying my new strength...😀

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/18/14 8:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had a great day today. Zumba was fun, then a nice nap. A certain member of this group sent me a huge amount of tea, so I will be drinking tea instead of coffee in the am.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/17/14 9:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I lost my OCD for awhile and it finally came back! Phew! The house is clean again! emoticon
No one likes to make mistakes with a bill, but I'm sure they know you are extra careful! emoticon

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/17/14 7:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Afternoon!

YaY! Diane gets a gong for getting off her okole!

I finally got a day off and am being busy doing nothing, LoL.

Finally got my June billing done and must have been half asleep while adding up all the cleans. Made a $175.00 error on one of the bills. I've been doing this forever and am overly careful about billing. Oh, well, the owner isn't upset or anything, just more upset with myself....there's the OCD coming out. Sometimes I forget that being perfect is not necessary.

Well, better get off and go back to doing nothing, Ha!

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/17/14 5:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Ruthie! You got me to get off my butt (well, I'm still sitting) and do my disability discharge application. I just need a letter from Social Security saying I'm disabled and they will remove some of my loans. I hope I have some left that they can discharge.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/17/14 10:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey, not to harp, but........... everyone needs to know this information anyway about student loans. The government is also starting to take a percentage of co-signer's SS payments as well, so if your parents or grandparents (just using this scenerio, it was used in the AARP magazine) they could loose some of their benefits. They co-signed, so they are responsible for your debt as well......... Just thought you should know Larissa.

Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/17/14 9:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
oh goodness...I hope all is well and you get adjusted...it's very hard to control yourself sometimes...we all give you huge hugs...huge ginormous hugs(((((((((((((((())))))))))))))))))))!

Relax and come back when you are up to it...

I know education is a wonderful thing, but I think being happy emotionally is more important. My son in law came into the marriage with 60 K in debt and my daughter, who is more bipolar than me, had to struggle with paying it off and raising the kids and other major stressors ( some she created) and it's hard...not worth it to add more debt on top of that...my personal opinion...I was lucky that my job paid for the courses I took and I went to Bellevue Nursing School in NYC which cost $200 (in 1966 ) for the three year program and I had won a scholarship from my HS that paid for it and an alternate scholarship from the state that helped pay for expenses during the three years...I lucked out...I dedicated 40 years as an acute care nurse in the service of God...for helping me attain a goal without creating monetary havoc and to give of myself. I could have gone on to medical school, had lots of debt, and the doctors are having a terrible time making ends meet in some practices...so here I went again ...talking about myself...but I just want to give an example...education is not everything in life...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/16/14 6:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
*hugs Lee* Stay safe... I know how much it sucks to be in the hospital but it will keep you from doing any damage to yourself or others. Take care and I hope to see you back here soon!

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ZZLEESCH's Photo ZZLEESCH SparkPoints: (13,239)
Fitness Minutes: (5,173)
Posts: 231
7/16/14 1:02 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sorry to change the subject.

I've not been on SparkPeople for a few weeks. Anyway, I totally lost control on Saturday, I broke all the glasses that we have (threw them on the floor). Knew what I was doing was wrong but just couldn't stop myself. I'm really scared that I do something that will hurt someone in my family so I'm being admitted to hospital as soon as they have a bed so that they can get my medication right.

Will let you know when I'm back

Never give up, everyone has bad days. Pick yourself up and keep going


 current weight: 211.0 
224
209.25
194.5
179.75
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/15/14 8:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ruthie, I know about student loans all too well. Right now I'm about 65.000 in debt. I have been lazy and not filing the paperwork needed to defer them. While I'm on SSDI they have programs to forgive some of the debt. I understand that if I go back to school I'm going to have to pay those loans back as well. I want to get my Masters, but I don't know if it's the right thing to do. I guess I should take the advice and just worry about getting better. Thanks both of you for the good advice!

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/15/14 1:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That is quite true...there are very few high paying jobs out there that require degrees and they want you to be a slave anyway...I was never upset that I didn't finish my degree...I would have been 62. I would have had to get my Masters if I wanted to teach nursing (why I don't know as I am an excellent nurse and that is coming from doctors I have worked with in an acute care setting ) If I had gotten the BS I would have made 50 cents more an hour. Big whoop!

The most important thing is to enjoy your job...or whatever you do...you don't have to have a big time degree to be somebody...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/15/14 9:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Larissa - my opinion is that higher education does not mean a higher paying job, and you are right, I believe you would have a very hard time finding place of employment. There are MANY, MANY people out there who have advanced degrees and can't find any work in that field. They end up working minimum wage jobs just like the rest of us. You have a degree already if I remember right. Your biggest issue is being stable enough to work.

You also still have a student loan (?) am I right? You would have to add to that (if they let you) and how would you ever pay it back? The government is starting to take payments automatically from your SS when you owe on student loans. Did you know that? It may even be true that they deduct from tax return money.... not sure about that but it wouldn't surprise me. They do need to be paid back if it is a student loan. It was never a "free education" program. Grants are different if you could qualify for one - but I don't think they are applied for higher education programs like PHDs. My advice would be no, don't do it. You should try and just work a job and get yourself going forward that way.

Sorry to be a wet towel, but that is my take on the reality of higher education.

Walked 2.3 miles today! I am going to try and do that every day now. I HAVE to start getting that number going down! Take care all..........

Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/13/14 7:27 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The brain is simply amazing! But it can do a number on you if you let it...or even if you don't...when I started my job at Boca Regional Hospital in Fl they were encouraging us to go back and get our BS degree. I decided to do and I'm an awful student except with science. For me it was doing one class a semester and I did fantastic. The "lightbulb" had gone on! I knew I couldn't multitask and do more than one class, take care of my house, a needy DH and get rest. I did well until my husband retired and He had no clue nor care if he interrupted me so I had to quit. That was OK...it showed me I could learn again...so I think you might need to take it slowly...and don't worry about age....just get the degree and then decide what you want to do...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/13/14 2:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ezz... now I know where to go for medical advice. I have another friend who used to be a nurse and she helps me. I'm stable for the most part.. I'm not going up and down, just nice and normal. I feel like I'm doing well.

I want to get my Master's in psychology, but I'm scared. I don't know if I will be able to find a job since I would be much older than my peers. My sister got her PsyD (doctorate of psychology) and it was a lot of work. I don't know how she did it. I just want to do research. I couldn't do therapy as a therapist because I don't know what will trigger me and then I'm a mess and my client would be as well. But I love psychology. Get to know my crazy brain.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/13/14 11:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Did the kitty pierce your skin? Hope not ...FYI ..Epsom salts does not kill bacteria...you can use something topical like bacitracin or polysporin....take care....

You can get a cage to trap your kitty, but be sure you bring it to a "no kill" facility...there is a new program out where feral cats are spayed or fixed and then released. It is very difficult to bring a feral cat into a dos,service situation...I would have a billion cats if I could plus a few dogs and horses...but I would have to win that megaball Lottery! LOL!

Just in case you guys think I'm off the beam a little ( aside from being bipolar ) I was an acute care RN and became disabled with MS.
Being a nurse was actually very good because it helped me get through depressive states...I knew they would pass...now with the MS it is a little more difficult. I started going to a Pdoc because I was worried about mixing psychotropic drugs and other drugs plus it helped relieve stress by being able to talk about my stressors...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/13/14 10:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Went for my walk again today (yeah! emoticon

Took along some dog food that was small pieces for that cat. Didn't see it, but heard a cat crying in the bushes. I called it and left the food there. Hopefully it will find it. Should have done that yesterday - didn't even think about it. Tried to call animal control but they weren't answering the phone. If it is around tomorrow I will box it up (should be able to do that) and take it to the pound. Not sure if they charge for that or not, but the little guy should be somewhere he can get food and a chance at a home. Probably got dropped off by someone. It really looked pretty good, not like a cat that had been out for a while. it was just real skinny. The bite is really okay. I soaked it good in Epsom salts and peroxide. That will kill anything there, the wound is just a tiny dot.

Anyway, same ol same. Am going to some friends house today.

Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/12/14 10:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My girlfriend lost a lot of function in her left hand from a cat bite that wasn't treated properly. I wasn't home at the time. I was on vacation...otherwise this wouldn't have happened...she ended up with sepsis and 5 operations...
Please go to the doctor emoticon

I go to Target, BJ's, Walmart, Publix for food and sundries...then we have a small mall by us and Kohl's, Old Navy....My goodness...but not today...today I did floors and a little bit at the pool...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/12/14 9:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
While I'm not a shopaholic, you wouldn't know that from today. Lisa and I went to Target, Kmart, Walmart, then back to Kmart then back to Target. Then off to the Spanish supermarket and then grocery shopping. I'm exhausted. But it was fun.

Ruthie, listen to Ezz... get checked out NOW! You don't know what kind of diseases that cat can carry.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
ESMERELDA1220's Photo ESMERELDA1220 Posts: 3,734
7/12/14 4:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I would get antibiotics for that cat bite RIGHT NOW! that is not something to wait on. Seriously, can become infected very easily...and it was a stranger kitty so that needs to be reported to animal control...cats can carry rabies....

I'm a shopaholic myself, but not to that extreme. It does lift my mood...I have to be careful because I really don't need a lot of clothing or anything else for that matter...but I could easily be thrown into a whirlwind...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


 current weight: 180.0 
185
180
175
170
165
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/12/14 1:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, made it to the store and did the returns. I forced myself to leave, but only after buying $5 worth of earrings that matched a bracelet I had purchased the 1st time around. Oh, well...... at least I did the returns.

Yes, I have been there with the bankruptcy thing. My tab was $250,000!!!!! While I was married and in CA I got a huge credit limit on multiple cards and spent 1 1/2 yrs spending every day. Marshalls, Macys, Ross, ect - my daily routine........ That and eating ice cream! Gained 60 lbs. I was totally a mental wreck. Was shopping to self-medicate, mood swinging like crazy, acute depression and was suicidal and unable to work since 2003......... Now I am on meds and away from the husband that sent me over the edge...... Getting a small amount of credit back after the 5 year mark. Now to just not overspend again. It is tough........ especially when Belks has those super sales of 75% off +++ Yikes! I had promised myself I wouldn't go to the sale, and then poof! There I was shopping my head off............

Bipolarism is a frustrating demon......... Other than that doing okay.

Started my walk today and ran into a homeless cat (anyway it was skinny, skinny). Other than that it didn't look too bad. But, it was following me and going around my legs in circles. I know it was just trying to get food. But then - it BIT me! I finally did what I should have from the beginning and shooed it away with my jacket. Then I had to go home and clean out the puncture wound really well and soak it in epsom salts to draw out any nasties. It wasn't really bad at all but I didn't want to take a chance with it. I feel really bad about that kitty, but I can't take care of a cat and if I feed it it will just keep following me........... What to do???

Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/12/14 12:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Hi Cheri! emoticon

Glad to see you back again!

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
EDWARDSC393's Photo EDWARDSC393 Posts: 2,276
7/12/14 11:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi! its been a while. Doc has reduced my meds, so far, so good. I,ve been thru that shopping thing. I would get sweaty and shaky, I had to put it all down. Just cried. Ended up filing bankruptcy. Doing good now. I don't have to impress anyone now. I think before I do! Behind in my Credit cards, just paying a little at a time. But it was for food. You'll make it! Cherie

I,m Cherie, Been with sparker for 3 yrs, I like that I'm losing it slowly! Its a lifestyle!


 current weight: 191.0 
209
199.25
189.5
179.75
170
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/11/14 2:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's Aloha Friday!

Another day, another dollar. Off to work a fun little condo and then pick up the hormone replacement pills at the pharmacy. All sorts of fun and excitement over here, LoL.

Ruthie, good for you for taking back some of the clothes you purchased. A while back I bought a hair thickening system and had NO clue it cost $129.99. For real! It came with some "free" face cream and under eye cream at $69.99 each bottle. Called the 1-800 number and got the return merchandise code, had all future shipments stopped and put thee stuff in the mail. Catch was that it was "free" for 30 days, then they would bill you and auto ship more products. It would have been a $340 disaster!
We won't discuss the $950.00 lap top I bought.....and returned. They gave me cash back and instead of going on a shopping spree, went right to the bank.
Needless to say, I know the feeling of a shopping high.

Well, guess it's time to wander down the hill and get some work done.

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/11/14 9:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, another day. I am going into town to take back some of those clothes I bought the other day. I had spent nearly $300!! Taking back about $90 worth. But I like the things I decided to keep and 2 of them were sweaters for winter. They are nice ones, not heavy but satisfactory for a FL winter. I can also wear them when I go to NY in Sept. So, money not needing to be spent, but I got a "shopping fix". I still owe for the refurb in the bath and bedrooms, but they will be paid off quick enough now that I have paid my sister in full for the airline tickets. Woe is me for having a self-medicating shopping need. Well, that's all for now. Money is tight. Get paid next week, never soon enough!

emoticon

Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/10/14 9:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had a good day today.. I woke up early (for me, that's 9:45am) and went to volunteer. It felt good to be up and productive... I think I'm going to try and go to bed early tonight so I can wake up tomorrow and go back to volunteering. I know my bosses need me. Mood has been good lately... I'm normal (not hypomanic or depressed) and got some mangoes from my boss. Geo has his appointment with the doctor again next Thursday and so we will see how his weight is going. According to the scale at the surgeon (gastric bypass) he was 549 pounds, which is a 17 pound loss from last month. I see the doctor in August... I need more of my heartburn pills. I'm so happy.. my friend Lisa finally got an apartment. She has been looking for months and every time she gets close they would say no. She went to a lot of places, even stayed in a hotel for 2 weeks because her father kicked her out. I'm just glad she is finally out of that stupid hotel.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/10/14 9:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Larissa - I feel your pain! Am getting up at 7 and try to be out the door before 8. I have to have a cup of coffee before I walk. But my legs are soooo tired. My upper back hurt this morning and I was exhausted, so only made 1.3 miles......... grrrrr Walked yesterday as well. Even getting up early it is at least 80. The humidity is awful. Sorry you are having a hard time getting motivated. It isn't easy, I know.

I took myself to Outback last night and had the special with 2 glasses of wine. So, that is part of my being tired today. I also lost the battle to stay out of the store. I went to Belks yesterday - they are having one of their super sales. I ended up buying about $200 worth of clothes. I am in the process of eliminating some of that with returns. I truly don't need all those new clothes, but it is so fun and satisfying to shop and get new things. Shopping is one of my bipolar issues. It is self-medicating for me to shop. Most of you know my story about that! Anyway, will sort more today and "let go" some of the items and then return probably Saturday. I do that, buy a bunch of stuff and then end up taking most of it back. Choosing is hard......... but necessary emoticon
Carol Ann sorry to hear you are messed up on meds. I am so much better now that I am down on very reduced dosages. I have some symptoms of my problems, but I just grit my teeth. Not having all the side effects I was having is worth just dealing with my medical symptoms. But, I don't have to work and keep my mind occupied with reading and the computer. That works for me. I know how hard it is with the demands of working on your plate. Good luck with the new meds!

Well, that's about it today. A quiz on FB said I was "quirky", some of my friends would agree with that. These days I would just describe myself as boring......... emoticon

Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/9/14 4:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi All !

Nothing much different or exciting going on here.

Went to the psychologist yesterday. The week before he took me off the Viibryd due to some bad side effects and am now trying Fetzima for the major depressive disorder.

See the psychologist today. Fun two days off, LoL !

Time to get some more water......have a good one.

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/8/14 10:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ruthie, great job on the walking! I know it's hard when you don't feel like it, but it's great that you can do it. Just set your alarm for earlier so you can beat the heat. I haven't done anything today... not even a short walk. I need to get my butt up tomorrow so I can volunteer... I'm not feeling great, but I hope I can do it. I slept like crap last night... I had greasy fried chicken for dinner and woke up in the middle of the night with horrible heartburn. I had a banana and some Alka-Seltzer and felt better. Was up off and on... I did wake up to my FitBit alarm but just silenced it and went back to sleep. I have to do better tomorrow... I'm just trying to get myself straightend out.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/8/14 9:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sorry to be MIA - nothing new here. Had a quiet 4th. The kids had friends over who had 3 adorable kids............. It had rained, so they didn't go downtown or the beach for fireworks, but Scott bought a package of small fireworks and set them off for the kids (young and old). It was quite noisy for a little bit. emoticon But, I didn't mind. the dogs were scared out of their minds! Anyway, they survived.

I have been walking quite regularly. Not going today, it is already too hot. Maybe I go to the beach today for my walk. I really should at least once a week. It is close, and there are really no excuses other than laziness on my part (well, part is also conserving gas). We will see. I will have to start setting the alarm for 7 am to get out before the real heat starts. emoticon Slept til 8:45 today so missed my window. I just don't seem to be able to wake up and head right out the door. My legs and head are too sleepy for that. emoticon I need at least 1 cup of coffee to wake up enough. Am resisting the urge to go shopping....... my stores are calling me........... I shall prevail! emoticon

Edited by: THEFLORIDAFAIRY at: 7/8/2014 (09:39)
Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/6/14 3:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had fun yesterday at my little brother-in-law's birthday. He just turned 12. He's very mature for his age, which is good because he was a brat when he was younger. It was a surprise party and he was so excited when he saw all his friends there. Geo and I were kinda the outcasts since we are so much older than him. Geo's dad married a woman younger than Geo (so old enough to be her father) and lied about being on birth control to have Jonathan. Geo's dad was pissed, but he got over it. He even has a sister now, Grace, who is 4. It's just weird going over there sometimes.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/5/14 2:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

I can tell there were plenty fireworks around the neighborhood because I'm coughing and my nose is running. Oh, well, this too shall pass. Went to bed early to be asleep for all the firecrackers and really didn't hear a thing. Luckily the "loud neighbor" had a gig last night, otherwise there would have been quite a party over there.

Out the door to work again. Have a good one!

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
ADIOSALL's Photo ADIOSALL Posts: 5,197
7/5/14 5:23 A

Reply
Continuing to make healthy choices today! Had a great night's sleep: 7 hours of continuous, restful sleep! emoticon



Total SparkPoints: 0
0
24
49
74
99
SparkPoints Level 1
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/4/14 8:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm just staying home and listening to all the commotion outside. I can't watch firework shows because they make me hypomanic. I felt like crap today. I woke up with horrible stomach cramps and diarrhea. I took all my stomach pills, but they didn't help much. I don't know what I did to my right arm, but it hurts a lot. My intestines have sorted themselves out for now, but I dread tomorrow. I'm scared I'm going to wake up like that again. My arm was hurting bad so I ordered Chinese food and got some wonton soup. It was good, and my stomach is feeling better. I couldn't drink water this morning without feeling like throwing up, but I'm tolerating Gatorade just fine. I need it to replenish all my fluids. Just not having a good day.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/4/14 3:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


Happy 4th!

Running out the door to work.....joy.....LoL. No real plans other than work.

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
ADIOSALL's Photo ADIOSALL Posts: 5,197
7/4/14 8:03 A

Reply
Went to Laredo Tx and did my monthly shopping yesterday. Didn't overdo it! emoticon



Total SparkPoints: 0
0
24
49
74
99
SparkPoints Level 1
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/3/14 7:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yay, my podiatrist said that I can walk a bit. She said a mile is okay. I can't wait for it to get dark to go for a walk. I don't know what we are doing for the Fourth, but probably just stay home and light some sparklers. I wish I could go to fireworks show, but they make me hypomanic and then I crash and start crying. So I just stick to little ones that you can do outside.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
KAUAICAROLANNN's Photo KAUAICAROLANNN SparkPoints: (154,988)
Fitness Minutes: (108,935)
Posts: 14,683
7/3/14 7:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Ruthie, my life is the same old, same old boring type, too! Nothing exciting going on here either. I'm not doing well with my nutrition either, Diane. No clue what the scale says, but sure do know it's up from 204 lbs.

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

Ketones make everything better.
Better sleep. Better mornings. Better energy.
Better fat loss. Better strength. Better mood.

~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


 current weight: 265.6 
279
264.25
249.5
234.75
220
THEFLORIDAFAIRY's Photo THEFLORIDAFAIRY Posts: 1,859
7/3/14 2:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sorry haven't been on in a while. Everything is same ol' same ol'. My life is boring....... doing well, trying to watch what I eat, walking......... Take care all!

Jan 15th - only 21 to go! I can do this!


 current weight: 153.0 
198
183.5
169
154.5
140
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (84,131)
Fitness Minutes: (80,849)
Posts: 8,370
7/2/14 9:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for joining us! Feel free to discuss as you wish!

I've been really off with my eating. I need to get it back on track. I've gained 3 pounds for the end of the month. I had fast food, Japanese buffet, and too many pork ribs. It's hard since I can't walk far with my foot (I have a bad sprain and it's swollen). I see my podiatrist tomorrow, so hopefully she has good news.

~Rissa, AKA Diane

5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Summer, Winter, Spring 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


 current weight: 184.8 
191.7
188.325
184.95
181.575
178.2
Page: 1 of (1)   1

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Living with Bipolar Disorder General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
1/3/2018 2:47:19 PM
9/28/2017 10:17:50 AM
11/30/2017 10:41:19 PM
6/4/2017 8:23:25 PM



Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1831x58411634

Review our Community Guidelines