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GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS!!!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

WELL, HERE I AM! JUNE 9TH OF 2015. ONE YEAR AGO, I STARTED WITH SPARK AND ATTEMPTED TO LOSE THE 130 POUNDS I COMMITTED TO LOSING BY *THIS* JUNE!

THAT SURE DIDN'T HAPPEN, BUT THERE WERE SOME KINKS IN THE ROAD!

TO BRIEFLY CATCH YOU UP, HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED AT THE END OF 2014, WHEN I STARTED FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE SPARK! :)

***WAS FEELING LOTS OF PAIN IN MY SHOULDER AGAIN, ALL SYMPTOMS I HAD BEFORE MY 1ST SHOULDER SURGERY
***WENT TO AN IMAGING PLACE TO HAVE A CONTRAST MRI DONE (AGAIN)...THEY ARE PAINFUL AND NOT FUN AT ALL
***RESULTS WERE SENT TO MY SURGEON
***RECEIVED A CALL FROM HIM SAYING I HAD RE-TORN MY SHOULDER...NOT ONLY DID I TEAR OUT WHAT *HE* HAD DONE...I ALSO TORE A WHOLE DIFFERENT SECTION OF MY SHOULDER
***SURGERY WAS SCHEDULED (AGAIN)
***HAD SHOULDER SURGERY MARCH 3RD OF THIS YEAR (2015)
***HAVE BEEN SLOWLY RECOVERING FROM THAT SINCE

SO, WEIGHT-LOSS HASN'T BEEN A PRIORITY OF MINE AT *ALL*, EVEN THOUGH IT SHOULD BE. I HAVE BEEN LIMITED WITH ACTIVITY AND MOVEMENT. LUCKILY I HAVE AN INCREDIBLE HUSBAND AND FAMILY WHO HAVE DONE EVERYTHING TO KEEP ME WELL CARED FOR.

MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE ALSO BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING, SO WE HAVE BEEN PACKING, RENTING U-HAULS, TRANSPORTING EVERYTHING ACROSS TWO STATES TO OUR NEW HOME (WHICH IS ACTUALLY MY HOME-TOWN), TRYING TO SELL OUR HOME DOWN HERE, ALL THE WHILE *LIVING* IN THE HOME EMPTY (IT'S ACTUALLY FUN! I LOVE HAVING JUST THE BARE MINIMUM TO SURVIVE OFF OF...WE ARE SLEEPING ON AIR BEDS! *LAUGHING*). ALL WE'RE WAITING ON NOW IS THE RIGHT PERSON/FAMILY TO COME ALONG.

WITH ALL OF THAT SAID, THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY THINGS GOING ON THAT HAVE CAUSED GREAT DISTRACTION. WEIGHING MYSELF TWO WEEKS AGO, THOUGH, WAS QUITE DEVASTATING!!! I HAD NOT ONLY GAINED ALL THE WEIGHT BACK I LOST, BUT I HAD ALSO PUT ON ANOTHER 10 POUNDS ON TOP OF *THAT*!!! UGH!

FEELING WELL ENOUGH POST-SURGERY TO MOVE AROUND MORE AND UTILIZE WHAT RANGE OF MOTION I *DO* HAVE, I DECIDED (WITH THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF MY BELOVED) TO GET BACK TO THE BASICS OF WEIGHT-LOSS:

---PAYING ATTENTION TO CALORIE INTAKE
---CHOOSING HEALTHIER FOODS
---WALKING MORE (EVEN THOUGH MY FOOT I HAD OPERATED ON HURTS TREMENDOUSLY DUE TO NOT ONLY THE METAL *IN* IT, BUT THE WEIGHT COMPRESSING IT)
---INCREASING MY WATER INTAKE
---STAYING AWAY FROM TEMPTING FOODS THAT I *KNOW* ARE TERRIBLE FOR ME

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO KEEP TRACK OF ME, SEND ME ENCOURAGEMENTS, LIKE WHAT I DO, AND SEND ME GOODIES! YOU ARE A BIG REASON I FEEL MOTIVATED, HELD ACCOUNTABLE, AND PRESS ON THROUGH THIS JOURNEY WITH EXCITEMENT!

I WISH YOU ALL WELL! I'LL BLOG MORE AS I GO!

UPDATED PICTURES WILL BE POSTED SOON TOO!

AS ALWAYS, MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY! AND MAY YOU FEEL HIS LOVE AND KNOW THAT IN TIMES OF STRUGGLE...NO MATTER WHAT KIND...HE IS FAITHFUL AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE WITH YOU...IF YOU WILL ONLY LET HIM!

SENDING LOVE, HUGS, AND SUPPORT YOUR WAY!
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  • CARBMONSTERII
    Before, it was time to focus on all that life threw at you. Now it's time to focus on you emoticon . Be good to yourself, be as kind as you would to a friend that needed encouragement and love to blossom and grow. You've got this, and all us SparkFriends are rooting for you.
    2224 days ago
  • TCANNO
    You really haven't done bad with all that life has thrown at you. That is what happens, life get in your way and we all have to live with it.

    I am sure when everything is sorted you will put you mind back in to gear and take off like a steam train.

    Trev
    2231 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    You HAVE had a lot going on! It's difficult to work out after a surgery, but it sounds like you have a plan for some small, healthy steps you CAN make. Hang in there - we're all doing it one small step at a time!
    2238 days ago
  • PURPLE0906
    Sorry to hear about your shoulder, hope it is healing better this time. Glad that your husband and family are helping out. Things happen and sometimes get in the way but I know you can do it. Take it slow and you can do it!!


    Have a wonderful day!!

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    2238 days ago
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