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LOOOOOONG Day.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today is a day that I want to be logged into history!

First, I weighed today and OMG, I finally hit 225! 17lbs down! Very excited chica here!

THEN, I went shopping! Sounds normal right? But oh no! This is THE FIRST DAY I have been out of the house without my wheelchair since before the accident! emoticon I rocked those crutches! And what's also awesome? All the goodies I bought!

J and I went to this super cute, super awesome second hand boutique that I love. I could live there lol. This is what we got:

I tried on a size 22 pair of capris, thinking they probably won't fit... but guess what? THEY DID! Down a pant size! Fah-reaking out over here!

I also found two books, an xbox 360 game for J AND a fantabulous pink and silver Coach wallet. What did we spend? Only $44!

In all.. a very good (but very long day)

I think I shall sleep now!

  
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CASSIOEPIA 9/14/2011 10:28PM

    Way to rock those crutches! And what a fun day, especially to find out that you've dropped a size. Great job on your weight loss too. All in all, a very good day.

Sleep well!
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Milestones and Progress

Monday, September 12, 2011

I've been thinking a lot lately about progress and all of the wonderful "progress reports" that I see people posting. It got me wanting to post my own list of successes.

Now, I don't yet have a list of all the changes and good things that have happened to me fitness and health-wise. Despite, just passing my 4th Sparkversary, I've barely made any progress. That is due to inconsistency, lack of motivation, and not believing in myself.

It's not a list yet, as there is only one thing to go on it, but the first thing I would have to list is THINKING. SP has changed my thinking. All of the inspiring people and stories have helped change my thinking.

I know that I have what it takes. AND I WILL GET THERE.

But you know, I still wanted to post that darned list. SO.... I decided to post a list off all the progress I've made since my car accident in April. This is my motivation list. This is the list of things I DID that lets me know that I can do SO MUCH MORE.


emoticonI can bend over to pick something up off the ground, from standing and sitting, both without falling over or groaning from pain.
emoticonIn fact, I no longer have rib pain.
emoticonI can stand from the couch without using my arms at all. I used to need a person to lift me, and then later, required my chair raised and a walker just to struggle to my feet.
emoticonMy lower back pain is practically gone... I only rarely notice it, and even then it's more of a tightness than an actual pain.
emoticonMy shoulder no longer pops out of socket. Although it does still hurt frequently, is very tight, and the majority of my back near my shoulder blade is numb to the touch. I doubt I will regain complete feeling in this area.
emoticonMy knee is similar to my shoulder. MUCH better, less tender, but still numb.
emoticonI am fully able to cook, clean, bathe (still with a stupid shower chair though) and dress, completely unassisted. I couldn't do that 3 months ago
emoticonI can lower myself from my wheelchair to the floor.
emoticoncan pull myself from the floor to the couch. I discovered these two hooking up the Kinect.
emoticonDiscovering the two previous, enabled me to get into, and out of, the pool. I can FINALLY swim!
emoticonI can now sleep without my boot on.
emoticonI can hobble across the kitchen without use of the wheelchair or the walker. Though I do grasp the counters like I'm falling off a cliff.
emoticonI can "walk" with my crutches.
emoticonI took my dog for a walk for the first time 4 days ago.
emoticonSince then, I've taken her twice more.
emoticonAt first my good foot hurt so bad (since it hasn't been used in 4 months) so quickly.
emoticonMy foot still hurts, but it's getting better.
emoticonI've signed up for the 1mile walking virtual race. I be walking that mile, with or without my crutches. I am GOING to do a mile.

So, that's my progress so far! I can't wait to see what I will be able to put on the next list!

  
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CEKER9 9/13/2011 11:56PM

    I am amazed with you and your determination and blown away at your progress... you are my inspiration!! One foot in front of the other to the top of the mountain will win the day / year! You are on your way! YEAH!!!

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THATGIRL7 9/13/2011 9:53AM

    This ia an amazing progress list! I think that it's even better than losing inches or weight.

You are indeed improving your health, I think it's a huge success! After, you'll be able to concentrate on weight or measurements.

Keep on going, I'm very proud of you!

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CASSIOEPIA 9/12/2011 11:15PM

    Oh Kim, you have me in tears! I am there with you on that virtual race, every step of the way. You go girl, there is no stopping what you can accomplish. I loved your progress blog, and wanted to add a smiley face at the end of each one.

"You WILL overcome obstacles. You WILL reach your dreams. And you WILL be proud of yourself!"

And I will tell you that each week.
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4 year SparkVersary!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Yep, it's been four years! And while over the last four years, I gained more than I lost (due to inconsistency), I seriously have to credit SP for a MASSIVE change in my thinking!


I've finally gotten my head where it needs to be. Now, I'm just waiting for my healing body to catch up!

So, thanks SP.
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PS. Down 1lb!

  
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ASHARON 9/12/2011 7:15PM

    Just did my 3rd and need to take it up a knotch or two in order to lose and not gain it back.
We both can do this!
PMP is going to help to keep me motivated.

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SUPERSYLPH 9/8/2011 11:53PM

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Pimp my Pride Beginning Photos

Thursday, September 08, 2011

So, far, you may have noticed that I don't have any true full body photos posted... as a friend of mine recently pointed out.

However, I just joined the Pimp my Pride challenge and beginning photos are part of it.

So, here they are!




I'm pimping those crutches!

ps. sorry so blurry... the cameraman has a bit of a shake.

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DEE797 9/12/2011 1:54PM

    You've Got This! emoticon emoticon

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MOMASAURUS 9/9/2011 12:15PM

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IFDEEVARUNS2 9/9/2011 9:15AM

    You will rock this challenge, I just know it!

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ERICAJO08 9/8/2011 11:51PM

    I've never posted mine either... You just inspired someone! Thanks! And good luck! =]

-Erica

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CVRONEK 9/8/2011 9:56PM

    I know you will do well! How long will you need to have crutches? Do you have some good workouts that are injured leg friendly? I have knee issues and sometimes it gets pretty painful. emoticon

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 9/8/2011 9:36PM

    Thanks! It seems like such a great challenge! Cant wait to get into it all!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 9/8/2011 9:28PM

    Yoovie is so cool! You'll do great on the challenge!

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Didn't want to, but I made it work.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

So, I was determined to get in some darned exercise today! Normally, my goal is to wake, eat, workout. But lately, I haven't felt motivated to work out in the morning, which then leads to forgetting and never working out at all.

But today! Today, I was going to work out, first thing in the morning just like I'm supposed to.

But I didn't.

I got sidetracked with job hunting, insurance crap, and well, I'll be honest, video games.

However, I refused to let one more day go without doing something! So, inspired by the 10 minute challenge and by indygirls dailyspark post ( www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=cle
ver_cardio_for_those_with_mobility_issues
). I decided I would try her idea of "pillow tossing" for ten minutes. Except, I decided to kick it up a notch! Instead of a pillow, I laid down on the couch and tossed a 2lb sand ball. AND, to make it even more interesting, I raised my legs in the air (only managed 3 of the 10 with my legs up, but whatev!) Let me just say, It's a lot more work that one might think! My arms are FEELING it!

Tomorrows goal: 11 mins, 4 with my legs up!

  
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YOADDICTION101 9/8/2011 10:03AM

    Way to go on getting back into it. Even if it's only 10 minutes it is more then non at all!! I bet that was a very interesting workout. Keep at the great work!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 9/7/2011 8:32AM

    Exercise is where you least expect it, sometimes! Kudos to you for yesterday's efforts. emoticon

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REYVE01 9/6/2011 9:14PM

    My problem lately has been "The Looking For Work" thing.......... I feel unsettled, a little down and lacking a routine.

If I could find a job, I would be happy and make a schedule to cover mothering, school, work and fitness. Maybe it would be an adjustment the first two weeks back to work, but after that I could get into the groove. My life is so unsettled without a job and my worries, it's effecting my fitness. Today I worked out for the first time in 2-3 weeks. Thanks to Pimp my Pride..

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BBONET 9/6/2011 8:37PM

    emoticonThe important thing is to start and you did just that. A little eahc day and you'll see how far you go pretty soon! emoticon

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