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  • it's friday

    4/17/2015 9:00:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to complete this morning,before i go to work later this afternoon. i enjoyed spending some one on one time with my daughter the other day and i know she enjoyed it,too. all of the birds say hi. the weekend is here! hurray! I'm back to my regular work hours today and tomorrow. i n... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/16/2015 4:23:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day today. i'm enjoying some time with my daughter at the local library. all of the birds say hi! a much needed day off from work today. due to some staff being off sick, there has been extra time at work all week so far. it is easier for me to come in an hour earlier than to stay... Read more

  • Reset Sparkpeople

    4/16/2015 8:59:00 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am starting over again since my bronchitis blindsided me. 39 I gained 5 pounds in the month that I was sick. Exercise did not happen either. I feel like I am back at square 1 with being a couch potato. 40 So, I decided to reset Sparkpeople goals and entered my new weight. It wil... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/14/2015 11:51:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. i had a hectic weekend. yet it was worth every minute. my daughter is enjoying school and says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say hi,too. in a while, i am off to my job. for me, i am happy to have a steady job and i am finally adjusting to the hours i need to ... Read more

  • Went for a walk, it was nice, until...

    4/13/2015 7:15:16 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Finally! I was able to go for a walk with my dog without feeling so sick with the coughing! 41 311 338 I had my cough drops for just in case... 273 It actually felt good to be outside without coughing and enjoying the cool Spring air! 376 67 And then, about a quarter mile f... Read more

  • Over 20 miles in a single day at the age of 45-age ain't nothing but a number!

    4/12/2015 12:58:54 PM, by MSKIZ69

    Yesterday was amazing to me-the first real day of spring after the cold cold(did I mention cold)winter we had I wanted to be out in the fresh hair and just breathe. Spring fever perhaps, but it felt so good to be out and walking-even did a bit of slow outside running while I was out and that felt ev... Read more

  • Finally! Today was an improvement!

    4/11/2015 11:32:27 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I have been dealing with illness for way too long in regards to coughing. Finally, the cough and the clearing of the throat is subsiding! It started out with flu-like symptoms, then bronchitis, then most likely allergies. Today, I planned on heading to the gym, but I was just not feeling it. ... Read more

  • More tests and more questions

    4/10/2015 10:49:55 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Yesterday I went to see Rita, his partner. As I have said before I stick primarily with Rita and Araujo because I trust them and know them well. She and I discussed my carpal tunnel. She has ordered an emg for my hands for carpal tunnel to see the severity of it in both wrists. She also has ordered ... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/10/2015 9:43:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i look forward to the weekends every week. it is a chance to unwind and enjoy doing things that are not work related. i have some computer work to do this morning. then i am off for a long walk. all the birds say hi. my daughter aced her math quiz this week! Woo hoo! Hav... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/9/2015 8:42:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    i enjoyed a much needed day off today. spent time with my daughter,which is something i enjoy doing any time. got some errands done and some of my storage things sorted out. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Still clearing my throat! Ugh

    4/9/2015 7:54:30 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    This has to be allergy related! It is driving me nuts! I am resigned to believe that this is permanent....until summer arrives. I stopped the inhalers and that actually improved things. I am going to try walking again this Saturday and see how that goes. Maybe I will jog if I don't break ... Read more

  • update on my 1st radiofrequency neurotomy

    4/9/2015 11:52:16 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on my 1st neurotomy, how different scales weight my mom and me, and other news... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/8/2015 9:54:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did get the hours i hoped for at work. i am happy to still have a job and that i enjoy going to work each day. i get along well with my co workers and others i meet at the company. my daughter is doing well and says hi. i am catching up on some housework today. i am fitting in some exercise before... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/7/2015 10:42:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great long weekend. easter was wonderful and my daughter is very happy. i am catching up on some computer work today. later this afternoon, i will be off to work. i am adjusting to the afternoon shift much better now. there is a slight chance i may not have to be there as late at work. i wil... Read more

  • Frustrated....but feeling hopeful

    4/6/2015 8:16:06 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Still have my never ending cough. I think I am entering my 4th week of coughing.... All the other times I would have been recovered by now with noticeable relief after taking antibiotics. The "new" meds that I am taking besides the usual are my inhalers. I decided today to stop taking the in... Read more

  • 100th day on Spark

    4/5/2015 11:28:21 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    I was so hoping to have a great 100 days with noticeable results! It was going great until over 3 weeks ago when I got sick. I lost 13 pounds and hit a plateau that I working on busting it and come out strong. Since getting sick with bronchitis, and the incessant coughing, my walking / jo... Read more

  • New cough meds are working!

    4/3/2015 11:07:50 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Finally! I am feeling much better that the cough is under much control! I have a tickle in my throat that just clearing it occasionally helps. Very few coughs in between! I am feeling more human again! Whew! I plan on walking at the center on the track so that it will be my varied pa... Read more

  • Coughing can be so debilitating!

    4/2/2015 10:48:36 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I just cannot shake this chronic cough! It is making me so depressed. I have now turned to food for comfort. It sucks. I cried today too. I am at my wits end. I went back to Urgent Care...again. On 3 more meds on top of my other 3 meds. I am taking a cough syrup, antibiotics, a... Read more

  • MARATHON 4 Training Week 11 & 12 - With a HM thrown in for good measure

    4/2/2015 6:51:12 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Still doing it, still plugging along with this marathon training cycle! Starting to feel sore all over but it is most likely phantom pains/panic as I will be doing my first round of 20 miles this Saturdays (YIKES!). I always freak out when I know that the big long run is coming! Part of my tr... Read more

  • update on health and weight April 1st Video

    4/2/2015 12:48:29 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on my health and weight and other things... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/2/2015 12:19:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling better today. i have some errands to run and some computer work to do today. it is my day off from work. i also get tomorrow off as well. then i have to work on saturday. i will take it. the time off gives me a chance to relax and to do what i like to do. my daughter is really looking fo... Read more

  • March Stats

    4/1/2015 10:08:00 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    Sadly, my March stats were horrible in the weight loss department... 24 I actually gained weight... 15 I think I gained about 5 pounds 42 In my defense, I was very sick. 527 It started out with the flu, then turned to bronchitis. The coughing is horrendous! I think I am on my... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/1/2015 11:36:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling better than i did yesterday. i will go to work this afternoon and see how i feel while i am there. my family is concerned that i will be alright,as i very seldom get sick. my good friend is making sure i am alright,too. if my cough does not improve much today,or increases, then i will h... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    3/31/2015 1:34:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i have come down with something. i wonder if it is still the same cold i had before, or a different one. i ended up having to take the day off work today. that is how tired,sick i feel. my daughter says hi to everyone. all of the birds say hi,too. i am taking it easy today. hav e a great... Read more

  • When oh when will this cough go away....

    3/31/2015 11:01:37 AM, by DEBORAH2180

    My energy is finally up! I think it was from the prescription cough syrup that was making my energy wane. I am on Tessalon Pearls for the cough for about a half a week now as well as taking allergy meds and inhalers. Right now, the throat has a scratchy feeling to it. Yesterday, when I wal... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/30/2015 8:16:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's birthday is today! she is soooooooooo excited and happy! she loves the presents she got so far and the cards she has received. now she is off to school shortly. i am feeling a lot better than i did a few days ago. it is a short work week for me this week. my daughter has a short week o... Read more

  • Oh the coughing!

    3/28/2015 9:44:46 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I went to the gym today just to walk. I even went in my jeans instead of dressing in my exercise gear. I lasted a mile... The coughing just got worse! Especially when a couple of elderly women that walked passed me had a lot of perfume on... Yup, I was walking slow since I am not f... Read more

  • Still struggling to get better....

    3/27/2015 8:13:35 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I still have that annoying cough. Finally got more meds that has worked in the past. I still feel weak in the legs. I am hoping that once the cough leaves, I will be strong again. It feels like the day after I jogged for an hour. Just weak... Regardless, tomorrow, I am going to the gym... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/27/2015 8:43:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! I really enjoyed my day off yesterday. i will make having that day off a priority from now on. it is so worth it. other than working tomorrow afternoon, i do not have any specific plans for the weekend. i know that my daughter will be soooooo happy to see all the prese... Read more

  • 2015 Spring 5% Challenge

    3/27/2015 8:05:26 AM, by SUNSHINEYOURWAY

    I am so excited about starting the Spring 5% Challenge. I completed the Winter Challenge and enjoyed it so much that I decided to come back for the Spring Challenge. I loved the excitement of it and everyone's participation.. Getting to know everyone, ups and downs. I am with in my goal weight... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/26/2015 1:38:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me. i have been putting in a bit of extra time at work this week to make up for the hours i did not have to work last week. so i have less free time to pursue what i enjoy and to get some errands done. i will be working on my online courses tomorrow, as it will be the only ... Read more

  • Still feeling blah

    3/25/2015 8:54:52 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am still feeling blah. I am still a little on the tired side and still coughing, but not too much anymore. The cough still sounds bad. I have been working all week, and staff has commented that I should still be home resting. A co-worker made me hot tea with some cool stuff in it. She is from... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:43:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild spring day here today. my daughter has grown some more. now she is a bit taller and she now takes a different size in shoes. she is counting down the days until her birthday. my sister and her husband are coming down for a visit on sunday afternoon and they definitely have something... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/23/2015 12:56:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm catching up on some computer work now before i head to my job in a few hours. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and also say hi. i feel a bit better today, so i will go to work. i will see how i feel while i am there and go from there. have a wonderful day,every... Read more

  • another update for you

    3/22/2015 10:52:14 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    computer working and health update... Read more

  • it's sunday

    3/22/2015 8:26:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i have come down with a cold. no wonder i want to take it easy these days. my daughter says hi and so do the birds. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Walked 3 miles!

    3/22/2015 6:56:06 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I am still a little under the weather with tiredness and upper respiratory cough and runny / clogged nose. 527 But I am definitely on the mend. 224 I went to the gym today and just walked. 311 I was ever so slightly dizzy. 24 I lasted 3 miles of walking slow. I did take several sm... Read more

  • update on my second treatment and 2nd part of treatment scheduled

    3/20/2015 6:30:31 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    My second treatment was Wednesday. It went well. He again came dressed up. He puts me at ease when he came in like that. We hugged this time. I think we grown close as patient and doctor because of the hugs and thank you card. I believe he now realizes how much I truly appreciate him and the care I ... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/20/2015 8:09:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i had a great day off work yesterday. i look forward to the next one that comes up. my daughter sends hugs to all of mommy's many spark friends. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i am taking it easy to start off my day. then i will be off to work later this aft... Read more

  • Still Sick....Ugh!

    3/19/2015 4:31:36 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I was feeling slightly better yesterday - so I worked. Today, I took the day off for my birthday and still feeling slightly sick. Then suddenly, I got so lightheaded! Went to Urgent Care and I have an upper sinus infection. The doctor also said that I am very dehydrated. After working o... Read more