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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I started tracking my food again, about two weeks ago. I did GOOD except for one day last week and today. The BAD is I waited to track at the end of the day. I know better then to try to trust my own memory and thoughts of how much I can have. The ULGY is I over did it on my fats last week the day I didn't track. Today, I messed up pretty bad. I went over on my calories, carbs, sodium. and fats. Carelessness like that can cost me on the scale.

The GOOD for last week was that I did track my food before eating anything, with the exception of that one day. The BAD was, I didn't pay attention to the sodium I was consuming. The UGLY I had gone over on my sodium four days that week. emoticon

The GOOD last week was that I tried to do some type of exercise everyday except for one. The BAD last week I didn't do enough vigorous exercise to make it work. The UGLY, because of my fauxpau with my food tracker, sodium intake, and not enough heart pounding exercises, my weight went up 2 pounds. I didn't see that coming. emoticon I did think maybe my weight would hold. At the time I didn't realize I had an over consumption of salt.

I immediately looked over everyday of tracking my food and that was when I saw the sodium intake I had for the week. emoticon

I did get in two days of really good exercise. I really paid for it each night. You know about the chronic pain I have. It slammed into high gear. The other days I have exercised as well, but not heart pounding.

It is back to the drawing board for me. I have to make some decisions of small goals and stick to them like white on rice. I need to be extra careful and pay more attention to my Nutritional Tracker and plan ahead like I use to do. I need to start taking snacks and water when we go out anywhere. Measure my food more carefully. Exercise is a harder one for me. I love to exercise, but my pain makes me hold back. I need to fight that. I will always be in pain. I need to get my mind set on fighting through the pain when I exercise. I need to do more and longer periods of exercises. I need to be sensible about each exercise I do. I did it once and I can do it again. I was exercising an average of two hours a day before I got sick this last time . I did have a lot of back and leg pain, but I was managing it. I seem to be having a really hard time getting my health built back up. This is not an excuse, though! I can do this! I have done it before, so I know I can do it. I just have to push harder and give myself pep talks with my pain meter goes up. I not talking about working so hard I hurt myself. Chronic pain doesn't go away and extra body movement will make it worst. Pushing harder to get some good cardio or strength training done will certainly cause some terrible pain. It has to be done. Is it worth it? You are darn tootin'! After a good while of going through the pain, my muscles will start to strengthen. My endurance will become much more tolerable. I will wake up one day and say to myself, "All this has been worth it. I am getting stronger and can do more than I ever dreamed." I know this how? I have been through it before. Yes it caused a lot of suffering and pain, but the end result was a healthier body, a stronger body, and an ability to do the exercises without so much pain as time goes by.

My Motto I like to Quote"

Never give up! Never give in! Never quit! Never, never, never!!!!!

My Favorite Bible Verse that encourages me.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through CHRIST which strengtheneth me.

I am not sure how well my weigh in will be this week. I am hoping better than last week. Tomorrow is a fresh new day. I will take it and make it my best. I have to get this weigh off. I can't quit! I can't give up! I have to do everything possible to get back in shape. I need to be healthy.

  
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123ELAINE456 4/24/2014 1:42AM

  I love your blog. It was good that you could review last week like you did. Watch your salt intake. Drink plenty of water. Keep Pushing forward. But don't hurt yourself either, Just be careful about what you do. God Blessings Always. Have a terrific day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/24/2014 1:08AM

    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

HUGS
Pam

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/24/2014 12:00AM

    Love the blog! This of one of the selling points of the trackers and reports; we can see what we did well and what we didn't in order to tweak our program for maximum efficiency. Congrats!

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CASTIRONLADY 4/23/2014 11:19PM

    I am glad you could review your week with humor. Exercise kills me too but to quit moving is go give up. So we just keep moving don't we. God bless.
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EMMACORY 4/23/2014 11:04PM

    Your bible quote is one of my favorites. You have made a good assessment of your pattern. Not sure why you are over your sodium so much ....that might be a good place to focus and be sure to get your water! One day at a time....one choice at a time... emoticon

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Happy Easter Everyone!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

  
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USMAWIFE 4/20/2014 7:35PM

    Happy Easter.. hope you are feeling better these days

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/20/2014 6:06PM

    Ooops don't know why the site did a duplicate.


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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/20/2014 6:06PM

    I LOVE that cartoon, emoticon, used to put on my page every year. I'll have to put it on tomorrow!

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MARYBETH4884 4/20/2014 6:42AM

    Cute!!

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123ELAINE456 4/20/2014 3:32AM

  Have a very Wonderful Happy Easter and Resurrection Day. Our Lord has Risen. God Blessings Always. Hope you are doing well. Sending Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!Your Way. Take Care.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/20/2014 3:17AM

    HAPPY EASTER to YOU, too!

HUGS
Pam

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IDICEM 4/20/2014 1:28AM

  Hee! Happy Easter to you!

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_CYNDY55_ 4/20/2014 1:16AM

    Happy EASTER emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALICIA214 4/20/2014 12:47AM

 


And too you too.


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FLEMIDG 4/20/2014 12:38AM

    Love it. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a Happy Easter.

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ZRIE014 4/20/2014 12:12AM

  great

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Time to Get Busy!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I have had a long stretch of illness. My strength is low, but I am getting out there working as hard as I can. It is time to clean house and work on the yard and garden area. I have worked as hard as I can the last two days in the yard. I really suffer with my back , but will keep pushing. Didn't sleep good last night and had to have my husband help me dress this morning.

Not going to let pain stop me! I have beat it before and can do it again. I am feeling much better this early evening. I plan on doing some heavy housework. Everything is so disorganized right now. I just wasn't able to do anything. I am taking a room at a time and my husband is helping me. He hates housework. LOL When I am able to work on the house he jumps in and really helps out. He has been taking care of me during my illness. He was sick himself for about a month. He didn't get as sick as I did, so he took over and made sure I ate. ( I gained weight during this time.) Hubbie doesn't really cook. He does fast food and prepackaged food. This is how we handled eating when I am sick and unable to cook. My check up with my heart doctor didn't go well. My cholesterol is up. She didn't force me to go on meds for it. I go back in 3 months. I intent to have a handled on it by then. I have been doing some walking. I find I tire our fast. Same with working in the yard. I am out there for hours, but only count when I am actually working as exercise. I have to take necessary rest. I worked so hard yesterday I started staggering around. I told hubbie it was time to quit. We had did actually two hours of work. We were cutting brush off the fence. We have a lot more to do. The day before I did weeding and raking. I put in about two hours of actual work. Our yard and garden is in pitiful shape. I do love being outside. My allergies have gone off the chart, but I don't care. I want to be out of doors. I decide to stay in today, because of my back. Housework will be my challenge today. I want to do at least 3 hours of work on one room. It is very difficult for me, but I am determined. It is the only way to strengthen my body and my back again. I will not give up or give in to my health issues. Fighting to be strong physically, mentally, and spiritually is my hope. I am sure I will get knocked down again in the future. It may take me a while, but I will come up fighting.

I am happy I finally started getting some exercise this week. I am making a better effort to eat healthy. I haven't been tracking. I do need to start tracking my food everyday, again. I didn't lose any weight this week. So I need to make sure of my eating limits. It is also important to getting my cholesterol back down. I am not going to overwhelm myself with working on my Spark Page for a while. I am in a couple of challenges right now. Just started it a week ago. I plan on progressing each day. I am still dealing with grief. It is not as severe as it was, but I still have days that I cry. Some of my weight gain came from emotional eating. I am trying to be careful about that.

I will let you know how I am progressing as time goes by. I want to blog more. It does really help. Just connecting with all of you guys is a blessing and a boost in my morale. I am sorry to have been away so much. I did miss everyone! I am always happy talking with my Sparkers!

I am praying the LORD help me to stand and be stronger in HIM and in my everyday life. I pray the LORD bless my wonderful husband for his love and support. I pray the LORD bless each of you that have prayed for me and sent support and encouragement. I am truly thankful!

I Chronicles 29: 11-14 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is THINE; THINE is the kingdom, O LORD and THOU art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of THEE, and THOU reignest over all; and in THINE hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our GOD, we thank THEE, and praise THY glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things come of THEE, and of THINE own have we given THEE.

  
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ALIHIKES 4/14/2014 11:50PM

    I am glad you are finally beginning to feel better. What a long travail! emoticon

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DOGLADY13 4/13/2014 9:32PM

    So glad you are back on Spark. I was worried about you but figured hubby was taking good care of you. Hang in there. You know where your strength comes from. He is at your side. Nice to think you can garden with God.

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CASTIRONLADY 4/13/2014 12:10AM

    God bless you recovery from illness and fast food. He is your strength.

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123ELAINE456 4/12/2014 10:50PM

  I hope the both of you start to feel and get better very soon. So happy to hear from you. It has been a long time. You have been missed. Glad to have you back. Do take very good care of yourself. Pace yourself so you don't get so tired and down with your back too. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.

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USMAWIFE 4/12/2014 10:09PM

    emoticon emoticon Have been praying that both of you get better soon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/12/2014 9:35PM

    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

HUGS
Pam

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TURTLETALK 4/12/2014 9:21PM

    Take care of yourself. emoticon

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GENRE009 4/12/2014 6:57PM

    gosh, I am sorry to hear about your back. sitting at this computer has made my back get worse. Try eating the omegas at least 4 meals to help with your inflammation. they are: Olive oil, avocado, ground flax, salmon, sardines, almonds. take care hope you feel better. eva

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/12/2014 6:28PM

    I am praying with you. I have been there and not 100% over it all myself. But I do what I can. emoticon emoticon

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WEGENERCS 4/12/2014 6:26PM

    Happy to read that you are mending. Just remember to pace yourself.

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Still Fighting Illness

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Still sick! I have been sick for over four weeks now. Nothing seems to be helping enough to squash the infection. I am over the bronchitis. Still have a upper and lower infection going on. Sick of being sick. emoticon I have been running low grade fevers since St. Patty's Day. I don't feel like doing anything but rest. I try doing things around the house, but I am weak and I tire out really fast. Just want this illness to go away. My yard is calling me to come out and work on it. Everything is blooming already. emoticon I hadn't been on Sparkpeople very much. I thought I better update my Spark Buddy's. Mostly resting.

  
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ALIHIKES 3/23/2014 12:18PM

    So sorry you are sick. I am praying for your health emoticon

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WEGENERCS 3/22/2014 1:16PM

    Thinking of you today, hoping you are feeling better

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NOLAZYBUTT110 3/21/2014 4:06PM

    I feel for you! Been sick twice this winter and am tired of feeling sick. Keep your thoughts on getting well, and believe it will happen and it will! Praying for you, susana emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 3/20/2014 12:30AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in hopes that you will soon be well. Take care of yourself.

HUGS
Pam

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CASTIRONLADY 3/19/2014 10:43PM

    Hope your rest is healing. emoticon

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GENRE009 3/19/2014 9:56PM

    bronchitis isn't something you snap out of fast. if you don't watch out, you could get pneumonia. I know you hate being laid up, but don't do the yard work. Stay hydrated, and make some chicken soup. Eat foods that are rich in iron. Take care. eva

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DOGLADY13 3/19/2014 7:26PM

    So glad to hear from you!!! Praying for a full recovery, pronto!

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MARYBETH4884 3/19/2014 6:21PM

    ((Hugs)). You will be in my prayers! Nothing worse than feeling yucky as the weather starts to turn nice!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 3/19/2014 6:03PM

    emoticon I hope you're feeling better!

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Doctor Says Not The Flu

Friday, February 28, 2014

The doctor thought I had flu. emoticon He ran test. It was not the flu. I have a upper and lower respiratory bacterial infection with bronchitis. I have been resting a lot. Not feeling like doing anything yet. I am on Z-Pac antibiotics, steroids, cough meds, and an inhaler. I can breath some better now. Stopped running a fever. Husband had a upper and lower respiratory infection, too. He didn't develop bronchitis, though. He still has a cough, but is much better. He has been taking care of me. Just wanted to update you! Got to go and rest now.

  
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NOLAZYBUTT110 3/21/2014 4:11PM

    sending you some sunshine and hope you get well soon! susana

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GENRE009 3/12/2014 11:12PM

    Please rest, and get better. thanks for the catch up. eva

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ALIHIKES 3/5/2014 10:13PM

    Praying for healing and recovery of your health, get well soon,
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    emoticon GET BETTER emoticon

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USMAWIFE 3/1/2014 6:28PM

    emoticon Saying prayers for both of you that you get better soon

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TURTLETALK 2/28/2014 10:00PM

    Get better soon! emoticon

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DOGLADY13 2/28/2014 9:38PM

    Oh Judy! Feel better soon! Praying for you.

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GEMLADYONE 2/28/2014 9:24PM

    Take care of yourself! At least with the bacterial infection the antibiotics will take care of it soon rather than just "waiting for the virus to go away".

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/28/2014 9:02PM

    Hope you get to feeling better soon. Remember to get rid of the mucus!!

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