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  • What a Great Workout!

    1/31/2015 4:58:27 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I went to the gym today since later tonight, a huge snow storm with blizzard like conditions will be here. I am also on-call this weekend since the other case manager is out sick. I walked 2 miles on the track but wanted to do one more mile walking. I decided to hit the treadmil... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/31/2015 2:13:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and I are spending some time at the local library today. then we are going for a walk. I need to get some necessities at the grocery store. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/30/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it did not snow as much as it was calling for here, which made my commute yesterday not too bad. today, it is supposed to be very cold outside. i have an errand or two to run before i go to work today. my daughter does not know that mommy got her a few things she likes. ... Read more

  • Went to the Gym!

    1/29/2015 9:22:33 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    My last time at the gym was last week, Saturday. I jogged 3 miles at a good pace. Then Aunt Flo and Uncle Tom came for a visit I became and did not want to go to the gym. I was feeling so icky and gross. I did wish I went but it was ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/29/2015 8:44:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another wonderful day. it is calling for some snow later this afternoon. it may or may not affect my commute home, as it is supposed to snow later this afternoon into the evening. i will dress accordingly when i head to work today. my daughter is doing well in school and says hi. all the birds say h... Read more

  • epidural update and health update

    1/28/2015 9:25:58 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on both... Read more

  • Just not Feeling It

    1/28/2015 5:52:42 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am feeling a bit ragged this week with work. Getting up early and coming home late. Plus, my TOM is visiting which is just making me feel blah. I have half...maybe slightly less than half the gumption to get up from my chair and head to the gym. My eyes are sleepy. My last time at t... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/28/2015 8:44:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm making great progress in both of my online courses this week. the job is going well. my daughter is enjoying school these days. the job,school and being with my daughter take up most of my time these days. that is fine with me. i still keep in touch regularly with my good friend, the one who hel... Read more

  • 60 lbs went off my hips

    1/27/2015 8:45:15 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I am now 60 lbs lighter. As of now I am under 400 lbs. I have reached 397 lbs. I have a long way to go but I never again will see the 400's on the scale for me. I only will see lower numbers now. I have chosen to look on bright side of this journey now.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm still in training for my new job. that is fine with me. i am happy to have a job. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i am keeping up the best that i can with the schedule i have now. i manage to get in some exercise every day and i am doing pretty well with my ... Read more

  • To Gym...or Not To Gym

    1/26/2015 10:36:18 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I really want to go to the gym...but it is that nasty time of the month. ugh! Why do I always feel so blah and sluggish? I could walk but it just doesn't seem like a "workout", especially when I have to go out in this frigid cold that is misting frozen ice pelle... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me today. still more to learn. so i will be undergoing more training this week. that is fine with me. i want to know how to do what is needed to be done from m... Read more

  • What a busy Saturday!

    1/25/2015 8:58:22 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    Due to my call-off the first part of the weekend, I was responsible for passing meds at my residential group home. Geez, it took a long time! Then I had a crisis at the other home... During this time, my friend texted me about watching a movie with her, American Sniper. We are to meet up at ... Read more

  • Work Prevented Me From Going To The Gym

    1/23/2015 10:51:13 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am somewhat upset that I was unable to go to the gym to walk / jog. Because of my call-off yesterday, I have subs today who cannot pass medication to the clients. I also had to train the staff on the clients. Simultaneously, I was training new case managers at the home too. Whew! I litera... Read more

  • My 5th year at Spark--a little older, a little wiser, but grateful to be here!

    1/23/2015 8:22:33 PM, by MSKIZ69

    Five years ago I was searching the internet for a site that would help me with my quest for being healthier, weight loss and just plain feeling better. As the saying goes I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. The rear end accident that happened to me in 2007 had left me very overweight , ou... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/23/2015 9:15:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! another week of work will be completed today. i am happy to have a job. my daughter says hi! all the birds say hi,too! haven't made plans yet for the weekend. i will just go with the flow. i like to take it easy after i work a full week. have a terrific day,everyone and... Read more

  • Hate Call Offs

    1/22/2015 9:34:26 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Just as I was walking in to the gym, I receive a text from my staff who called off the rest of his shifts and I have to scramble to fill them. I text-walked two miles looking for coverage. I was able to get all but one shift covered and that is tomorrow afternoon. I am still waiting for more ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/22/2015 10:03:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. i will make sure to get outdoors for a while and enjoy it. my daughter is doing well and says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! off to work in a while. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • It's a Wonderful Life!

    1/22/2015 12:47:33 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    Here is just a little update on my past month. It has been a crazy month, but that is probably no surprise to anyone. That is pretty much the story of my life really. Lots of family, friends, travel and all sorts of Christmas celebrating have filled the calendar. Many days there were literall... Read more

  • No Workout for this Chick

    1/21/2015 7:32:13 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I was all for exercising tonight and at work I was just pumping myself up for running.... By the time I came home, I just collapsed. I was just too tired... Earlier today...and I mean EARLIER today as in 3:45ish dog decided that it was morning and "wake up"... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/21/2015 9:13:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    another day of work. my daughter sends hugs to all. all the birds are doing well. I am doing alright and keeping up with my exercise, healthy eating choices. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Finally saw a drop in weight

    1/20/2015 9:44:22 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    It's a half pound, but I will take it! It's been over a week since I lost any amount. My scale is in increments of .2 and my last weigh in was 189.4. I am now 189.0!!! Funny how just a little .4 loss on the scale makes me smile for several hours this morning! ... Read more

  • MARATHON 4 - Training WK1 & WK2 - Yup, I'm training again...

    1/20/2015 11:32:29 AM, by CRYSBROWN1

    So...yeah, I'm training for another marathon. This one in May and in RI, the Cox Marathon. I wish that I was more enthused about it but right now I am just pleased to have a plan and a goal in mind. Keeps my mind busy and it is really therapeutic. I truly HATE runninng in the winter though... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/20/2015 11:07:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through a week of work. i am now into my second week of work. so far, i am really enjoying it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Update once again

    1/19/2015 9:54:22 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen Dr. Araujo once again for another injection for my foot. I discussed my foot pain with him and he said that I am to have an epidural in my back to relieve the leg pain I am having before an MRI is done on me. I agree with him why go to all the work of getting without first seeing if they can ... Read more

  • Took it easy this time at the gym

    1/19/2015 8:40:25 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I decided that I REALLY need to take it easy at the gym today after jogging for an hour on the treadmill (with 2-3 really short walking breaks) Yesterday I could barely walk or sit comfortably....I was SO stiff! Today, I woke up feeling fine! Amazing! I decided to see exactly how fine I ... Read more

  • Too stiff to exercise - boo

    1/18/2015 7:09:44 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I could not sleep well last night. Yesterday, I jogged almost an hour straight. My hips were aching and sleeping on my hips caused a lot of discomfort. This morning, it settled in to my lower back. Sitting hurts but if I am still, the pain will go away....until I have to get up! Oh the st... Read more

  • The loss of my dearly loved friend Russ and the beginning of my journey without him.

    1/18/2015 11:21:50 AM, by MSKIZ69

    Back in 2007 I was at a very low point in my life after my rear end accident. My kids were in the car-thank God we survived-but my Camry was totalled and I went through months of occupational and physical therapy. During that time I met Russ who was recovering from a heart attack-we were both goin... Read more

  • Wanted to take it easy at the gym...hahaha

    1/17/2015 7:35:44 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I almost did not go to the gym today since I was just not feeling it. I took my inhaler and now I am committed to go. I definitely do not want to waste a puff on that magic med! Without it, I cannot jog at all!!!! So, I get to the gym and I am simply amazed at what I see! Read more

  • Tried a Pilates Class

    1/15/2015 9:02:54 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Okay, I went to the gym after work and walked / jogged almost 2 miles before the Pilates class warm-up. Then I went in to the Pilates Class and did pretty good on the legs! I am thinking that this is going to be easy. Probably because I am using the muscles needed to ... Read more

  • Tried a Tabata Class

    1/14/2015 10:01:47 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I went to the gym after work and walked about 45 minutes with a little spurts of jogging in between. Oh, my Adidas clothes came in! But not the belt that holds the music, keys, etc... boo... So I held my phone that is playing my music the entire time ... Read more

  • Allergies...Over Ate...No Workout...Boo!

    1/13/2015 7:15:54 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Today started off good. I had a doctor appointment with an allergist, dreamy looking doctor. I did not pass, I was more borderline, with the breathing tubes. He decided that I was good enough to do the skin prick test to see what I am allergic to. Well, apparently, I... Read more

  • Maintaining is not Easy..

    1/13/2015 6:33:06 AM, by SUNSHINEYOURWAY

    I entered the world of Maintenance back in November, and it certainly is not easy. I have been keeping up with recording in my Food Tracker and Activity Tracker. This has become a part of Life.. There are some days, like this morning, I just don't understand... The scale showed me I was 1 pound... Read more

  • another update for you

    1/12/2015 9:32:02 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen a wound specialist Friday. He took a look at my wound and he told me that it is healing pretty well. He basically told me that the old skin will fall off occasionally and it will be itchy until it is fully healed. He told me to put anti-itch cream on it to soothe the itchiness. Well classes h... Read more

  • Light headed this morning!?!?!

    1/12/2015 7:27:28 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I was not feeling right this morning. I did my usual routine but just couldn't shake that light headed feeling. I was slightly dizzy too. And my left eye was twitching - so annoying! I drove in to work and just couldn't shake the feeling. I was still a little bit hungry and thirsty. Not ty... Read more

  • 7 Miles!!! Whew!

    1/11/2015 4:39:05 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Yesterday, I did 6 miles... 3 miles jogging and 3 miles walking. I was sore for the rest of the day, mostly in my hips and my feet. Today, I told my husband that I plan on taking it easy at the gym... hahahaha! 4 miles walking, 2 miles jogging, and 1 mile on the treadmill walking some ma... Read more

  • it's sunday

    1/11/2015 3:04:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm getting what i need ready for work this week, today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hello,hello. a catch up day for me. i may not be on sparkpeople as much this week. i will try to be on a few times. i will see how my work day goes each day and go from there. my good friend is helping... Read more

  • 6 Miles and In The ZONE!!!

    1/10/2015 5:35:32 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I finally made it to the gym and mostly walked 2 miles on the walking track. Then I moved on to the treadmill and jogged 3 miles! I was so in the zone!!!! I started off at 3.3 until that became easy, then bumped it to 3.4...then 3.5....and finally 3.6 I was very comfortable at 3.6 as m... Read more

  • Still have the shoulder pain...

    1/9/2015 9:06:09 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    The pain in my shoulder seems to be improving but I am quite baffled as to how I got the pain in the first place! It is still bitter cold and I have been in and out with clients and doctor appointments and then cashing grocery checks for group homes and then dropping off the money at the home... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/9/2015 12:25:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out the other day that i did get the job i applied for in late november last year! i start on monday and it goes for two months. i am soooo excited! i am getting together enough nice clothes to wear and stocking up on food to take for lunch every weekday. my daughter says hi! all of the bird... Read more

  • Shoulder / Neck Pain

    1/8/2015 11:24:54 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I have no idea why I have this annoying shoulder and neck pain! It hurts!!! I am thinking that when I walked and jogged at the indoor gym track and then left quickly to go home in the freezing sub zero weather, the cold got to my shoulder and neck causing the muscle to injure. This is the onl... Read more

  • Brrrr - No Gym Today!

    1/7/2015 6:56:29 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    It is way too cold to go to the gym tonight. I went last night when it was just as cold and it was not fun heading to my car all sweaty. Brrrrr! Oh, and I was very surprised that the gym was very crowded! All the cool treadmills were taken up! Th... Read more

  • Challenges to Start 2015

    1/7/2015 1:42:11 PM, by SUNSHINEYOURWAY

    This week I started Two Challenges. One is a 12 Week Quick Fitness Challenge and the other is a 12 week Galloway Half Marathon Training! I am so excited. My first Half Marathon for 2015 will be in April, Raleigh Rock N Roll. I am within my weight range of 117 lbs. ... Read more

  • Feeling Back in the Groove!

    1/6/2015 9:56:04 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    It's been a week now since I have started up again with this site and with tracking and exercising. It feels good. But I have forgotten some things... When jogging, even if it is for just one mile, wear the proper bra! I am a little top heavy and the ... Read more

  • update on how i am

    1/6/2015 8:09:18 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Seen my pain specialist yesterday. She upped the dosage on my topamax for both my foot and my fibromyalgia. To 50 mg 1 tab 2 x a day and 2 tabs nightly which means 200 mg total now from 100 mg. I go back to see Araujo for another injection on the 19th of this month. I finally am getting my tooth pul... Read more

  • Brrrr it's Cold!

    1/5/2015 10:49:41 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I decided to skip the gym due to the dangerously cold weather. We are expecting snow too. I also wanted to take a break from walking every day and just have a "rest" day. I am not sure about tomorrow or the next or possibly the next day due to sub-zero degrees. I sure hope I can squeeze som... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/5/2015 11:29:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool and sunny day here today. my daughter was all bundled up this morning to go to school. i made sure i was,too. i am actively looking for work today and i am back to working on my online courses today. all birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's sunday

    1/4/2015 3:03:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy. my good friend and i had planned for me to visit with my family while he visited with one of his family. due to his family member not being in a hurry to leave, he had to postpone picking me up and bringing me back to the city where i am doing my courses. he felt terrib... Read more

  • Doing pretty good!

    1/4/2015 9:38:51 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am doing pretty good with tracking my food, water, and exercise! I think the hardest part is actually getting motivated to go to the gym. I feel like I am a slow starter where I have to walk a mile just to warm up to exercising harder. However, it is getting easier to head to the gym since I am... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/3/2015 2:09:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    a snowy day here today. later, it is changing to freezing rain,then rain. my daughter and i are at the local library for a while. all of the birds say hi. i am taking it easy today. i have some errands to take care of next week that i need to be well rested up for. have a wonderful day and a great w... Read more

  • Surprisingly not sore this morning!

    1/3/2015 9:14:42 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    I worked out yesterday afternoon with walking and jogging about 4 miles. I did jog a straight mile and it felt great! I haven't jogged in at least a half a year so I am surprised that this morning, I am not all that sore! I do know that I am carrying an extra 10 po... Read more

  • My First Workout at the Gym

    1/2/2015 7:42:41 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I went to the gym to walk miles. I wanted to see how many laps around the upstairs track inside the gym would equal a mile. They said it is 6 laps... unfortunately, my GPS app does not work well inside the gym...I guess thick walls... So, I moved on to the treadmill. Now that was state-of-t... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/2/2015 5:12:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    all is well with my good friend. now i am taking it easy after what turned out to be a very busy week for me. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well. happy new year,everyone!... Read more

  • 2015 - My REBIRTH & 2014 Goal Review

    1/2/2015 10:41:01 AM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Happy New Year!!! Well, this is the first time that I have blogged in a really, really long time. I have logged into Sparkpeople many times since my last blog but I have been purposely silent. Namely the reason is that my life has undergone some pretty drastic changes that make this new year'... Read more