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Scavenger hunt

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Here are the items I have found for my challenge!
My very exciting sprinkler!



My bikes in garage


My beautiful tomatoes from garden.. For the salad!


Dead mosquitoes.. The best kind


Ice cream blue bell... Texas tradition!


Our watering can

Our desert rose!


My sunglasses!


My water bottle


Picnic table


Strawberries and paper product!


My lawn chairs


My favorite flip flops with my summer pedicure!


My favorite cooking utensil! My grill!


And yesterday's pic of me hanging on bar last night when working out!


Ok think that is it for me. Missing a few. But that's OK. Sorry my phone uploaded the pics sideways!

  
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EXRAYCHIC 6/22/2014 11:46AM

    Dead mosquitos is there anything better in Texas? I couldn't even find one for my hunt here! LOL. I am not complaining about the loss of points for that one!

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CHRISTINEBWD 6/21/2014 11:45PM

    Love the sunglasses pic - you are so cute!!! :)

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JO88BAKO 6/21/2014 11:42PM

    Great job!! Love it, hope you win!!

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DMEYER4 6/21/2014 9:26PM

  great job keep up the good work

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Body fat test

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ok so Saturday I did a bod pod test where it tests your body fat percentage. I honestly was hoping that it would be below 30%. I thought with all the work I had done surely I was out of obsese. Well NOPE...it was 34%. I have to say I was disappointed. But he talked to me and it is possible I am not eating enough fat and protein to get leaner and gain muscle. The weight didn't bother me. I just want to rid myself of fat and replace it with strong lean muscle. So yes I was a little depressed about it. Until I went looking at pictures yesterday. I found one where I think I am at my heaviest ever. It was after marriage #2. I think it was our "honeymoon" I guess. We were in Wyoming which is where we got married. Anyway, I put a collage together with that picture and then some recent ones of me. I have NO reason to be upset at all.

So here is me about 18 years ago in the upper corner with my son who must have been 7 or 8. The rest are current with in the last month or so!! Bottom right is after my color run!

Anyway I have come a long way and am very proud of myself! I can do more now at 48 then I ever thought possible at 30! I feel better then ever! And it can only get better! So as I work at getting below 30% body fat I'll be happy with the journey!!!

  
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SMG1963 6/18/2014 9:31PM

    You are doing fantastic. You look great and have a lot to be proud of. emoticon

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XFITSTRONG 6/17/2014 6:39AM

    You are right!!! You have nothing to be disappointed about! Your progress pictures said it all!!! I would LOVE to have a test like that done. I had it done once, but the results were kind of out there.... ridiculously generous... even the person doing the test said "that can't be right... you obviously have more body fat than that".... then apologized and said they didn't mean to offend me, lol....

We can do this!!!!!

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PKCTTS 6/16/2014 6:15PM

    emoticon You have a lot to be proud of - even the body fat % is just a number. Work at it, but don't be defined by it. That you say you are still "obese" is ludicrous!

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CHRISTINEBWD 6/16/2014 3:02PM

    You're looking really good so keep on keeping on! :)

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WORTHEYMOM 6/16/2014 2:06PM

    love love love! we are going to keep rocking this and we will both be under 30 by the end of the summer! we can do this!

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PEWTERBUNNY 6/16/2014 12:57PM

    You're so healthy and beautiful now. I can hardly believe that's you in that picture. I'm very proud of you. You're an inspiration!!

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VALINFOCUS 6/16/2014 12:01PM

    Way to go! Keep plugging and you will get below 30% emoticon

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pity parrty over

Saturday, May 17, 2014

my little pity party is over. I did hear from the dr. a preliminary report has come in. The radiologist does not think any of the spots are malignant. He feels they are cystic. However he is waiting for my previous tests to compare to make sure there are no changes. That might take another week or so. But the dr. said she felt it was a good report. She said depending she might still send me to dr. for a biopsy just to make sure. So I feel better.

I'm also going to try the whole3o program. I got the book in today. If there is a chance to fix things in a healthy way rather then a pill i'm going to try. I think the worst thing for me is my morning coffee with out sugar or cream. that is an adjustment. I am waiting a week or so to do it just so i can get prepared and get the holiday out of the way. My stomach is feeling better right now on the medication. I would like to not have to take it though. And i would like to see if it does anything for my cholesterol. we'll see. it can't hurt!!

I also did a few things this week that well I never thought i could. I managed a modified handstand pushup. I put 2 abmats down which would be a few inches thick. Then did a handstand and lowered myself to the mats and pushed back up. awesomeness!!!

And I got a personal record on a snatch lift. 65 pounds. So this just tells me i can beat it all. I might not always feel great but I know I feel better then I did. I can do things I never have before. So I've had a few issues. I'll get through it and keep on getting healthier. Because there really isn't an option. I'll never go back!!

Thank you all for kind words and encouragement. I'm a worrier and anxiety was getting me yesterday.

  
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PEWTERBUNNY 6/16/2014 1:00PM

    Oh my! How did I miss this blog except for the fact that it was the same time I had my car accident because I was so sick from a kidney infection. Sorry I missed this. I'm feeling better and more focused now so I should be better about Sparking. Take care!

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SMG1963 5/18/2014 8:26PM

    I am sorry to hear you had such a scare. I am glad things seem to be going ok. Best wishes for a great week.

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CHRISTINEBWD 5/17/2014 1:20AM

    The only way I could get though the mornings on Whole 30 was a good green tea... no sugar, no cream. Good Luck Terri!
~C

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ZRIE014 5/17/2014 12:34AM

  keep it up

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Stressing out!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sooooo a few weeks ago decided to go to the dr. after having bad stomach issues but also a pain in my boob that really freaked me out. It just hurt and didn't feel exactly right. When I went to dr. she did an exam and said she didn't think there was anything there but she was going to send me for a mammagram and an ultrasound just to be safe. It was time for a mammagram anyway. But really wasn't worried because she didn't say anything like"lump" or "biopsy" or any of those scary words.

Went for my mammagram almost 2 weeks ago. They did the initial test. She said they might not even have to do the ultrasound depending on the radiologist and if he saw anything. Then she comes back and says don't freak out but we are going to do an ultrasound on both breasts not just the one. Because we don't have your films from the last time you were here. They have all been shipped off to be digitalized. But don't worry. So then have the ultrasound. She leaves and comes back. And says everything looked ok you should be getting your results in a week. blah blah blah!!

Ok so I leave and am a little worried but still feel like if something was seen they would get back to me pretty quickly. Yesterday still no results. So I call. She said they had to order my old scans. The dr. wanted to compare them. Still no cause for anxiety. This is normal. blah blah blah.

Today go to my sceduled follow up appointment. She asks me when did I have my tests? She calls no one answers so she leaves a message. Then while we are talking she said they are just trying to be thourough because she did feel a lump and it was palpable. AND then she said we might have to send you in for a biopsy depending on results. So now I AM freaking out!! Why else do they need my old scans? And what is taking so long? There has to be something they are worried about. There has to be something there right???? I can't talk to my mom. Lord knows she would freak out more then me. It might set her back and I can't risk that at all. She worries about what freaking mulch to buy let alone her daughter having a lump.

What pisses me off is that I am trying so hard to be healthy in my life. And I feel like I am always going back ward. My cholesterol won't go down, my stomach is jacked to where I need to be on prilesec probably forever. I still have pains all the time and my thyroid is messed up and can't take meds for it. Just thought being healthy I would feel better and get rid of some of this crap.

Sorry I am throwing my self a little pity party today. I am just feeling really down!! Thanks for reading. Just needed to vent and put it down on paper.

  
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PEWTERBUNNY 6/16/2014 1:04PM

    I take Nexxium 40 mg every day for my stomach. Can't live without it! My tummy drives me crazy and aside from the one bout of pancreatitis no one can tell what's wrong. I also tend to have high triglycerides, which is probably what makes my pancreas act up.

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BAREFITNESS 5/16/2014 11:57PM

    Wow....that does sound like an ordeal! I hope you don't get too discouraged in your health journey~sometimes it's our genetics that end up working against us, no matter how healthy we try to be. Sorry the docs gave the slight run around while saying don't worry.....it's hard not to worry. I hope the health issues iron themselves out, or you get at least some relief. :(

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CHRISTINEBWD 5/16/2014 1:18AM

    I am so sorry to hear about all the grief you are going through, my thoughts and prayers are with you...
~C

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GORIANA 5/15/2014 7:49PM

    I guess it is normal to feel worried, but doctors are super careful about this stuff and most times it is nothing. Try to be calm and thorough--follow up until you get the answers.

Worry will not help and might even hurt.

btw, something similar happened to me and it was nothing. My sister is being monitored too and I guess some people just have lumpy boobs. I guess doctors like to err on the safe side.

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RENATARUNS 5/15/2014 2:42PM

    I've been through the wringer twice in the last two years with breast issues. The first was an abnormal finding on my very first mammogram that turned out -- after repeat mammogram, sonogram, needle biopsy and finally surgical biopsy -- to be a benign papilloma. (I think that's the term. Might have forgotten it.) The second was (is) a palpable lump that feels a bit like a grape: after another mammogram and sonogram my regular gyn wanted me to see the surgeon again, but the surgeon thought it was nothing. Six months later repeat sonogram, no changes. So the surgeon is probably right, but I still need followup for a while.

I would tell you that the vast majority of lumps and bumps and abnormalities are benign, but I'd guess you know that already, and you still have all the "what ifs" regardless.

But as someone else with more than my fair share of chronic and intractable issues -- and it just seems to get more and more of them all the time! -- it does seem really unfair. So I can relate. Sympathy e-hug to you and best wishes.

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WORTHEYMOM 5/15/2014 2:35PM

    Hugs honey! ok first let's breathe! You can only do so much and we are here for you! I really do hate when the doctors offices can't give you the answers you are looking for. Hopefully they can get the answers fast so you know what you are dealing with. I am sure when you get through this, they will find the answers to your stomach problems. Sending love and hugs honey! I'm here if you need anything (even if I am miles away)!

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BYEPOUNDS 5/15/2014 2:10PM

    Wishing you the best...I'm sorry they lost your other films.

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My progress for camp

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I joined a new challenge a few weeks ago. It has really helped me focus. Not only on my journey but on my life. One class is to Decultter and stop procrastinating. Here is a picture of my desk 2 weeks ago.



Here is a current picture of my desk



Hope you can see the difference. It's so nice coming in to a clean environment.

Here is a picture of my shredding that needs to get dine. It might take a while to accomplish this.

This picture is sideways but that whole box is full. Everything on top of it is shredding too. And my shredder is slow.

Slowly but surely I'll work on it. Just like this journey baby steps and things get done.

My other class is self reflection. My top thing o want to work on is my relationship with Martin. We've not had a fight in 2 weeks. Here are a few pictures of us out and about the last few weeks.



The first picture we walked out on the jetty's last Friday. And the second one is our Easter picture. I think he is noticing a difference too!!

The challenge itself is really helping me. Not so stuck on weight but what am I doing to reach my goals. I love it. Glad I wasn't afraid of change and joined. It's what I needed.

Tomorrow I'll blog my workouts for last week. Yall have a good day!

  
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XFITSTRONG 5/2/2014 6:16AM

    Your desk looks great! Good job!

Great pics of you and your hubby! Beautiful couple!

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PEWTERBUNNY 5/1/2014 2:27PM

    You look awesome! You guys make a cute couple. Hugs!!

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BAREFITNESS 4/29/2014 1:55AM

    You did a great job organizing your desk! emoticon emoticon

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WORTHEYMOM 4/28/2014 12:58PM

    nice job!!! It's so much easier to focus when everything is clean and organized, but I am still working on that myself. progress is progress!

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RUNNINGWILD 4/28/2014 12:23PM

    Wow! Look at your desk. If someone can't see a difference, they may want to have their eyes checked.
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CHRISTINEBWD 4/27/2014 6:56PM

    Those pictures of you and Martin are really cute! And wow your desk really looks different too! I should of taken before and after of my craft room! Oh my!
{hugs} Christine

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PKCTTS 4/27/2014 4:39PM

    What a difference in that desk; it has to be nicer to work at now. I've got a pile of shredding to do too (but not quite as big as yours).

I'm so glad it's working for you. And I enjoyed seeing the pictures of the two of you.

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