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1/25/19 9:08 P

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If you're eating til you hurt then you've still got the signal and should be able to recognize when you're full. If you'd lost that signal completely I don't think you'd feel the hurt either after overeating. I know when my hunger has been satisfied and when I start to feel uncomfortable when I start overeating.

Hope you felt better after you'd rested.

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THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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12/14/18 3:38 P

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I haven't been cking this page for several days. I'm not giving up, but feeling pretty putrid with the junk I've eaten. Don't seem even able to log on my food. I do fine at breakfast and then from about 4 till 1am I pretty much graze. I know my problem isn't the food,but what is driving me to eat till I hurt. Several years ago I took an overdose of aspirin and I think I damaged my Vegas nerve, so I don't know when I feel like I have eaten. That is till I hurt from putting so much in my belly. It's really all I can do to keep with the the house. Part is cleaned, then several days later the rest if kinda clean. Just a cycle of housework, laundry and appointments. Seems like even something fun takes forever to get out of the house and on our way. We are planning on a vacation soon, so that is something to look forward to. But still work getting ready. Going to take a nap, things will be better when I have rested a little.

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11/29/18 6:02 P

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Just know, that it's perfectly alright to be where you are today. It's completely understandable. Especially right now. Your heart and emotions are going to be in upheaval and still have to remain strong.

I'm not going to sugar coat it. Only because I can't. This road of caregiver is not easy especially when it's your life's love and mate.
It's going to be not only one day at a time but from one minute to the next. There will be highs There will be lows.
But one thing you must always remember this is not your husband. It's the sickness. You'll have to have all the patients in the world now hon. It's a different kind of patience too. Let the love for him be what shines through.
Do you have a support system in place?
If you are caring for him at home right now please make certain you take and make time for yourself. Do you have someone that can come in, another family member or does your insurance cover a health care provider that can come in a couple of hours ad day to relieve you?
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Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage. Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed for the Lord thy God is with you wherever thou goest.
Joshua 1:9

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 11/29/2018 (19:57)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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11/29/18 5:40 P

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I am new on this journey of care-giving. I helped with my father before he passed, but having a husband of 50 years just recently diagnosed with Dementia, is breaking my heart.. I am either on the verge of crying or building a strong wall so I don't crumble with some of the the things he says. And of course, the food calls to be my friend. And then I feel awful from the junk I've eaten and just want to sleep. I am a strong believer in God, and I know he will see me through this journey, but I wonder if maybe He doesn't fully feel both mine and my husband's pain, or what He wants me to learn from this. That sounded like a pitty-pot feeling, but that's where I am today.

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9/23/18 7:51 P

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You know what got me while I spent that last time with my mom? That frustration she felt. First, she would literally wring her hands and her face, the look of it on her face. She would get agitated and grind her teeth and shake her fists. I could literally feel her frustration. You just knew she was fighting for control. There were those special moments when she was lucid and would share a favourite memory and knew who I was.

All I could do was take her hands and say, "Mom look at me, look at your Gayle." And when she did it completely calmed her down.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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8/14/18 9:35 P

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Since we have been given this news I have gone from panic, to anger,to fear,to how can I help him. I m doing research. I very started writing down what is to happen each day, yesterday he thanked me for doing that. Today at cognitive therapy there were times when I would look at him and see a lost look on his face and it would break my heart
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I have having a lot of shoulder pain today. May have to limit my computer time.. Just give my arm a rest. woke up early this morning in pain.. Don't like pain meds so limit myself to just Acetaminophen which really does not help very well...rainy here today.. Husband did not sleep last night so that means we will be napping today

The pain passes ~ only the beauty remains...


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7/9/18 2:58 P

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I found this to be helpful today.

We know what happiness is because we've experienced sadness, we understand the power of light because we've known darkness - it's the grace of being in a physical body.

We are on this earth, in our physical bodies, because our souls have things to learn that we could not learn in any other way. It is through our physical body and the physical world that we can experience life. Purely spiritual beings are just that they are in a state of being rather than doing in a place that is beyond the limitations of time and space. But when we incarnate on the physical plane, we are automatically subject to the laws of physics and the world of dualities. In this place, we know what happiness is because we have experienced sadness, and we understand the value and power of light because we have known darkness. Knowing this, we have the opportunity to let ourselves be spiritual beings having a physical experience.

There is no pain in the spiritual realm because we know we are one with the limitless source of the universe. But here, in the material realm, our sense of limitation and separation allows us to feel our emotions and to learn about love, forgiveness, and compassion. We go from a spiritual state of oneness in learning how to be in a relationship with people who are different and distinct individuals. We learn to understand ourselves through our relationships with the world around us--its seasons and landscapes, challenges and opportunities. And through our journey to find our place among so many others, we begin to recognize our own glimmer of light in a constellation of stars.

Once we remember that we are spiritual beings, we can revel in the experience of being human while knowing we are all connected. We can live from the place of oneness while truly appreciating the beauty of diversity, the bittersweet feel of love and loss, and the elation of triumph over challenges and adversity. It is through these opposites that we experience life itself, and we can ride through the dark times with the understanding that it will help us to appreciate the light of life and love and spirit more fully. We are here now because we made the choice to experience an earth life, so now we can choose to enjoy the journey as completely as possible.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/9/18 8:49 A

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Joann,
We've had a year go by since our mom physically left us for a disease-free body. I'm almost envious. I'd love to have a100% healthy body like I did at age 31! At least that's the last time I had one that I can remember.
I had just got back from Mexico and live cell treatment that kicked everything to the curb. I still have good health but ageing is causing issues. I won't get into that here.

HUGS my girl. Just remember they never leave us. They are only on dimension from us. That next dimension is only 7-8 feet from us. And of course, we hold to our memories.

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 7/9/2018 (08:50)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/9/18 1:37 A

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I thought this team was not here anymore. You were a lot of help to me . I lost my mom on May 19th at 101 years. I miss her so much although she did not know me for the last year or more. She was always glad to see me even though she did not know me. My advice to caregivers is go see them often even though they Don't know you. You make them happy with your love to them. Remember the good times .

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How's everyone else doing? There are some days I feel exactly like this; wearing a smile while on the inside you're screaming with an upheaval of emotions.

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 5/13/2018 (09:18)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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8/16/17 8:53 P

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Crysallis I KNOW EXACTLY where your at I'm there myself.
The day to day struggle to keep going emotionally mentally and physically. Your emotions and mind going in a million directions at once and trying to figure out and sort through the scrambled feelings and thoughts, fighting to keep control, fighting to be normal again and have some sort of semblance to life.
What keeps me going is my work and routines both at work and home and the support of a very loving husband.
Thank God I have the job that I do Keeps my mind busy and pre-occupied and that I'm still as active as I am. Things to do, places to go, people to see.
Today went to Home hardware after work and picked up the hard rock paint and sealer for the back deck along with the new trim for the kitchen counter top.
This weekend is going to be busy and productive.
I'm still keeping to my weightloss program diet and exercise and that's all part of it too. Dedication, motivation.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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8/13/17 10:50 P

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So sorry you have been here pouring your heart out and no one has been here. I know you have been active on this site and working a zillion hours to boot. ((Hugs))Going through some end of life decisions with my step father and some big decisions for my mother. My mother has memory loss issues. It's been a rough year personally. I'm struggling badly to keep up with about everything. I'm an eternal optimist so I'm still here. But then again I'm thinking I'm wasting other people's time and of course my own. Hate saying that but unfortunately that's where I am.

I'm an eternal optimist. I found the Secret; the Eat to Live plan. I will be a Success Story !
I will be wearing that Little Black Dress. The Secret is consistency!


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6/25/17 3:00 P

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Wow has it been that long already since I've been here! So sorry guys and dolls! So sorry.

I just returned from my visit with my parents. Talk about emotional. Of course it didn't all hit home until the end of the week and I'm boarding the plane to come home! I didn't have a melt down but right there in public the tears decided to have a run.
But I am very happy to report that both parents are being well cared for in everything they need.
What I would do is go in around 10 am visit an hour with dad then go down and do lunch (feed mom) spend some quality time then leave go have my lunch go back around 3 and repeat the cycle Worked very well.
That first day I was there and I walked in it took a bit but I kept say "Mom it's Gayle" and she would stare into my soul and then later that day she looked at me with clarity and asked "Gayle have you seen Kathy yet today?" Of course I said "Yes mom seen her this morning She'll be later today." "OK" was all she'd say. After that if I stepped out of her line of vision it was "Gayle. Gayle, where'd you go?"
That was my special day. After that the blanket came down and the disease took over again.
I came home with some very treasured memories


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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5/7/17 2:13 P

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Please feel free to unburden yourselves from the mental and physical stresses of being a care-giver.
Sharing with others going through the same helps relieve the burden.

What kind of day have you had?



Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 5/13/2018 (09:10)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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