Still Sore But Forging On!
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 3 comments
After having had 20+ steroid shots in my head and neck on Friday, I'm still sore but carefully forging on. For those of you who haven't had injections in very nerve sensitive areas, after the zylocane wears off, the areas ache just like a bee s... Read more
Sidelined Today By A Migraine - Thank Goodness For My Neurologist!
Friday, September 27, 2013 4 comments
I knew that I would have to lay low this afternoon, so the puppies and I took our walk early today. I had a neurologist appointment today, in Tampa, for several blocks in my head and neck. My neurologist is very gentle and caring as well as br... Read more
Sparking People At Weight Watchers Meeting
Thursday, September 26, 2013 6 comments
Already my list of "What To Do When You're Discouraged" has come in handy. I was surprised that it wasn't used for me but for someone else. When we were discussing things that we've done for ourselves, last week at my Weight Watcher's meeting,... Read more
Marathon Cleaning Day Burns Calories
Monday, September 23, 2013 8 comments
Yesterday,after I took the puppies for a walk, I spent the whole afternoon cleaning. It took me about 5-6 hours, but I wiped down every door in the house, mopped floors, wiped the kitchen cabinets and counters, cleaned two bathrooms, wiped win... Read more
What To Do When You Feel Discouraged
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4 comments
Let's face it, there will be days when you feel discouraged. We all do because we're human. You know those people who have lost 100+ pounds? Guess what? If you read their blogs (and I do), you'll find out that despite all of their success, t... Read more
"Sparked" Into Making Better, Healthier Choices!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 8 comments
Tonight, our Polk County team had their monthly dinner. I was delighted to renew some friendships and be on the receiving end of plenty of Spark support. If it wasn't for our local team, I know that I wouldn't be as successful as I have been ... Read more
Puppies Are Doing Okay!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2 comments
Yesterday, we had our two puppies spayed. I sat up twice with both of them last night because they were in pain and they couldn't have their next dose of pain medication until 8 this morning. When I gave the pain medication to them this mornin... Read more
Keeping My Eyes On That Star!
Sunday, September 08, 2013 5 comments
This week I started something new. For the month of September, I will put a star on my calendar for every day of the month when I stay in my range. I got off to a rocky start last week, but just putting up a star on Friday, because I had a suc... Read more
Morning Walk In The Florida Sun
Sunday, September 01, 2013 3 comments
As part of one of our Polk County Challenges, I have added a brief walk to my usual exercise routines. My goal is to amass 40 or more miles of walking by January 2014. It is amazing what adding a little walk can do as a short addition to you... Read more
What Keeps Me Going During Times When I Plateau?
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 25 comments
Finally, I'm starting to go in the right direction after a 2 month plateau. I lost a pound this week and am back where I was on June 5, before I took the medication that made me gain almost 10 pounds! Several things have kept me going during thi... Read more
Working In The Yard In Preparation For Painting
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 4 comments
Yesterday, I spent about 3 hours trimming bushes away from the house. It was hot, tiring work but the results are well worth the effort. (I was also able to log 3 hours of gardening!) We are having our house painted this weekend and the guy wh... Read more
Feeling Good, So Far!
Saturday, August 24, 2013 3 comments
After all of those shots in my trigger point nerves, I'm feeling much better so far. My doctor tells me that the latest studies show repeated shots to those nerves, in some patients, causes the ends of some of the nerves to deaden. One of her ... Read more
It took 14 shots in my head to get rid of my migraine
Thursday, August 22, 2013 5 comments
I'm feeling so much better today! Since last Friday, I've had a nagging flare up in my normal headache pattern. It hurt so badly on Friday that just touching my head to the pillow was excruciating. Instead of taking my prescription pain medic... Read more
A Messy Environment Can Disrupt Your Program
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 5 comments
For the past two days, our contractor has once again had our house in disarray. We are in the process of having our kitchen, breakfast area and laundry room tiled. Yesterday, the contractor prepped the areas and began the process of laying the... Read more
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