Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Today I had my Chiropractor appt. Last week I had 3 x-rays of my spine and today they gave me the reports. Nothing new to report about my neck or low back but the mid-back x-rays show that I have several bone spurs-he said there were 7 major spurs and also several smaller ones. I knew that something was going on there-hopefully I will get more info next week when I have the 3 MRIs. Basically-he tells me, the spurs are my bones trying to fuse together so my spine will have enough support. Because of the degeneration on the disc there is not enough support. I think it is amazing how God created our bodies to recover and heal itself-but I hope to stop the spinal fusion before it is completely fused and I lose the range of motion. I will keep everyone updated on my MRI results next week. PLEASE pray for me-I will have to be in the "tunnel"(feels more like a coffin!) for 2 & 1/2 hours on Tuesday! I have panic attacks every time I have to have ONE MRI-but it is going to be even harder to have 3 in a row! They said that they will try to get them all done on Tuesday but if I can not handle it they will have to reschedule them. I really just want to get all the tests over with and on to the treatment so I can be well soon-please pray for me!! Thanks!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
I found this over at http://tarasloan.blogspot.com/
I AM: stubborn/committed!
I WANT: to please God-in everything I do, say, think, .........
I HATE: when people try to manipulate others. I hate complaints and excuses!
I MISS: my Mom! :(
I FEAR: failure
I HEAR: Bubba singing "Jingle Bells"-yes....that is right, "Jingle Bells" in May! You'd have to know him to understand this-well, I guess knowing him may not be the key-I STILL do not understand him half of the time!
I REGRET: ....not much, I'll have to think about that one.
I AM NOT: passive
I DANCE: while washing dishes..folding laundry...cleaning.... everywhere (last night,with Brett and the kids at the Dairy Queen, to "You've lost that lovin' feeling")! SEE PICTURE ABOVE :)
I SING: Always! Everywhere!
I CRY: when I think about God's goodness to me!
I MAKE WITH MY HANDS: paintings , color pictures , play dough "art"-whatever my kids are making!
I AM NOT ALWAYS: good at "thinking before I speak"! Sometimes, what I think comes out my mouth before I even know what it is that I am actually thinking!
I WRITE: in a gratitude journal
I CONFUSED By: why God allows some children to suffer.
I SHOULD: get more organized!
I START: organizing-only to go through the entire house and have to start all over again!
I FINISH: my healthy living and weight loss goals.(I REFUSE to give up!)
I TAG: all my blogging friends and anyone else who comes here and wants to do this.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Ok....I am putting this picture up to show everyone that I do not always follow my own advice! I let my hormones win last week and I gave in to a craving for a banana split (no excuses-I could have been strong but I caved!). I told my girls to take this picture so I could post it here-I wanted everyone, who may be discouraged by my past weight loss entries, to know that "messing up" is ok-every now and then and success lies in getting back on track right away (well.....maybe not RIGHT away-I am REAL in this blog, remember! I had apple pie and ice cream with my Mother's day lunch). So, if you have "blown it" (like ME) don't consider yourself "down for the count" but get back up and start "fighting" again!
WOW! That is a terrible picture-I mean business-I am completely real with ya'll! :)
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
"If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you do not want to do something, you will find an excuse." I can not stand to hear people make excuses for anything! (I have made my share though!). Sometimes, I think people even have themselves believing their excuses. Sad. If we only knew what we are really capable of!
"Successful people do what they least want to do at the time they least want to do it." -I use this one to motivate me for exercise. I used to have to get up before dawn to go for a walk (when my kids were small)-and I HATE waking up early!
"The Lord did not do it all in one day, what makes you think that you can?" Just as we can be lazy and make excuses, we can give up because we expect too much of ourselves-too soon. We did not become overweight overnight! Why is it that we expect to see results overnight?
"I have EVERYTHING I need to be the very best ME that I can be!" So many times the reason we are unhappy with ourselves is because we compare ourselves to someone else (or EVERYone else!). God made us unique! We may never look like we belong on the cover of a magazine-but we DO have the ability to be the very best we can be! Try to work on being the best YOU-you can be. Don't become discouraged and give up just because you think you will never "measure up". WHO does!?!
" We are all artists and our creation is in the living of our lives."-Now, try not to over analyze this one. Simply put, are we "living life", or are we "surviving" life? Trust me on this one-if we are walking around with a 100lbs to lose-we can not be truly living life to the fullest. I know-there are people who claim to be content-even happy-with their extra 100 lbs -but I know the difference, I have been on "both sides of the fence". It is not that I was miserable when I was so overweight-I was happy in life, but struggling. However, I was NEVER happy with being overweight and I was so tired of my life being consumed by losing it. We need to get back to the business of LIVING our lives (no matter what "issue" keeps you from doing so). I realize I may have just lost a lot of readers-but I am about keeping it real. No more lies-we lie to ourselves and people lie to us-"so no one gets hurt"-but is it working? Is "no one" really getting hurt? Think about it.
"Treat yourself to something beautiful, you deserve it-just for being you!" On a more positive note :)....
we need to treat ourselves the way we treat our friends and our family. We need to see the value that each of us holds-value that has NOTHING to do with our size!! I challenge each of you (that are still here)-start treating yourself TODAY they way you imagine you will when you reach your goal. Losing weight does not make you any more valuable or worthy. You are worth every bit as much NOW as you ever will be! Begin to see your own value and begin to treat yourself with dignity and respect. You will be amazed at how learning to do that will effect the choices you make for yourself.
Again, I hope that I have not been to harsh-please believe me when I say it is because I care and I am sad when I see how we choose food over life (sometimes literally). I also want to clarify that I do not JUDGE ANYone based on their size. I know that there are many different reasons why some people are overweight-sometimes medical reasons, beyond one's control-sometimes it is a way to cope with things too painful to face (BEEN there DONE that!)-sometimes, it is simply because we have "slacked off a bit" or because we have put the needs of others above our very own BASIC needs. Regardless of what your reason is-changes can be made-steps can be taken into the direction of a better YOU!
Love you all and wishing you all well!!
Monday, May 5, 2008
One thing I love about my family is our ability to make the most mundane events a blast. This video was taken on our way to the gym-we were just goofin' off to Toby Mac. (The sound is terrible since we had the radio on so loud-but watch it to the end, Brett does a "weight loss" commercial-he is such a nut!)
Maybe I still have some of my southern roots-because I am just so "tickled" (that means excited-for all ya'll "yankees")that I saw a wild gobbler (turkey) while I was out for my walk this morning! He was just a "gobblin'" too! He even had a beard! I chased him back into the woods where he wandered from-I wished I had my camera or my video camera (or a riffle for that matter!)! I did have my cell phone-so I did get a couple shots with it-but the quality ain't (isn't) any good. I asked a guy in a pick up truck if he had a gun and he laughed when I told him the turkey would be "some good eatin'". I'd have to say I am the least "southern" of all my family (except for my brother maybe)-but I'd have to say that I am the most "southern" of all my friends (and Brett's family for sure!-he did not even know what "britches" were when we started dating!) Anyway-I just had to share my experience from this morning-I may bring my camera along tomorrow!