Health Update


It’s been a while since I last updated you all on my health improvement journey. Needless to say I have not been successful. I could blame getting sick or having too much on my plate or stress…etc. I could go on forever and give you so many excuses. But in the end it was and is me. Yes I did have some health issues…nothing devastating. I have had a sever sinus infection that did not want to go away which caused some really agonizing headaches. Which not only made me miserable but got to a point where I did not want to do anything but sit and try to relax to make them go away. Finally, the sinus infection has went away and the headaches are less and I am somewhat normal. During this time I also was able to get a better position which made me work more hours and added more stress which at the time did not help the above. There were other issues as well but I am not going to go into this because I feel I am making excuses and hate that. I hate blaming other things for my own shortfalls when I know I could have been taking better care of myself. Needless to say, I am almost back to where I was when I started. the only good thing is my Cholesterol did not go up again…just my weight. I have to get back on track.

Another loss…


Before I start please if you need help get the help you need. Please even if you think it is unbearable…talk to someone, text someone, call someone…call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.



I woke up this morning to the news Anthony Bourdain died. The world has lost another soul that made a difference. He brought into our lives cultures, food, and places that most of us will never see. He allowed us to see things and do things we could only dream to do. I remember the first time I saw him on TV…it was on the Travel Channel. I got to see the world that I could never imagine or dare to go see. He made it look so easy and relaxed. No matter where he went he made it look like he fit in…that he belong there. Even in places he obviously stood out being as tall as he was…it was like he had been there forever. I love that about his shows. He seemed so easy, so normal and approachable. I wish I could have met him and just had a drink with him…it didn’t have to be a meal….just to hear his tales of everywhere he had been.

Unfortunately, his inner demons got the better of him. The cool, calm exterior never showed the troubles he was having. It just shows we do not know what people go through. We do not know what goes on when they go home at night and have to deal with no one else but themselves. We do not know what our words do to someone, whether you speak them or hide behind a screen in a post. When I heard about him this morning it broke my heart and made my soul ache because I knew no one was near at his most desperate moment to stop him. There is no blame on anyone but I cannot even come close to imagine how his family feels. I hope the heartbreak will heal sooner then later though it will be a long road.

As much as hate to say this, I hope something good will come out of this. The reason I say hate is because it should not take a person to die to shed light on something that should be able to be helped. I hope no one else has to die for this to become an issue for everyone to be concerned about. I hope when the camera and lights are turned off that it is not forgotten about. Please if you have friends, family, co-workers, or anyone you know, take care of them. If something is different don’t just brush it off thinking that nothing is wrong. Please talk to them. At the least, you will have helped make a bad day better. At the most, you might change the course of their life.

If anyone reading this tonight or whenever has any kind of thoughts leading in this direction…please get help. Nothing is too big that cannot be helped. There is no shame in needing help for anything. There is no shame in mental illness.

Fit Check 4/24


Morning all!! Today is 12 day since my wrist surgery and it looks like my hand is back to normal. It’s sort of itchy but I guess that is because it is healing. I have an appointment with my Dr on Thursday for him to make sure is healing right and to take out the stitches.

As far as my exercising goes\, I really could not do too much due to my hand being the way it is. I did get out with my daughter though and kick the ball around which felt amazing. I’m looking forward to getting back on track when I get the stitches out.



Fit check 4/17/18


Hi all!! Just though I’d let you know how I’m doing. I have not done much exercising this week due to my surgery. I intend to “get back on the horse” this week and continue exercising. It was good to take a few days off but I cannot continue doing so and my hand is healing so that will not stop me. So everything will get back on track this week with no issues.



Update on my surgery


Well I went in on Thursday morning to have my wrist surgery. All went well and I am here to talk about how amazing my doctor was from start to finish. I went back around 15 till 7 and had some amazing nurses that put my mind at ease. They helped me into those stockings they put on you to prevent blood clots, stuck me with my IV and explained everything that was going to happen.


After that my anesthesia doctor

anesthesiologist  came in to make sure I was overall healthy (which I am 🙂 ), and to make sure there were no issues he was not aware of. I confirmed everything was accurate.  About 30 min later, they took me to the pre-op room where they again asked me all the same questions to make sure they didn’t miss anything and confirmed I was who I said I was…which I am pretty sure I am. 9a48b8c1a473775e9dac414f082757c9--nurse-cartoon-nurse-stuffThen my doctor came in marked where he was going to make the incisions (would’ve got a pic but I couldn’t bring my phone). Talked to me a bit made sure I was calm and good to go. He’s a really great doctor knew exactly what to do. After he left, it was about another 15 mins they came and took to me to the Op room where I hopped on the table said a couple of words and I was gone to la la land.


When I woke up it was like nothing happened, but obviously it did. My right had was bandaged up but I felt absolutely felt no pain. I went back to sleep for a few minutes, when I woke back up, one of my nurses came back to check on me and make sure I was good and if I needed anything. I was then wheeled back to my recovery room where my hubby was waiting for me and nurses made sure I was comfy. After that, it was about a 1/2 hour and I went home. Overall the surgery was a lot easier and uncomplicated then I thought it was going to be.

Day one when I came home after surgery all bandaged up:



Today after removing bandage:



I would like to give my thanks to my doctor: J. Eric Stanford, my anesthesiologist, and all the amazing nurses at Athens-Limestone Hospital. They were all great toward me. All pictures are from google except for the ones of my hand (obviously) 😀

Fit Check 4/10


Morning all!! I have changed my exercise routine this past week because I felt like I was getting in a rut. I have started doing more aerobic activities as well as some light weight lifting. I probably am not going to post a fit check next week just due to the fact I am having surgery on Thursday on my wrist for carpal tunnel. We’ll see how that goes. When I can I’ll post an update until then….have a great week!!



Fit Check 4/3/18


Well this week was a hectic week…between the kids, my job, and life in general…I did not get much done this week. But I did get some exercising done. Not as much as I would have liked to but I did. Unfortunately, my gazelle broke and I have to go back to my original exercises from way back when. Might be a good thing…it might actually kick start my body to start burning again. I guess we will have to see.



Fit Check 3/27/18


G’morning all!! It is a beautiful day and I hope everyone is have a good one today!! I have had some big improvements. I got out with my daughter for 30 minutes playing soccer over the weekend without becoming winded!! I know it’s not numbers but you know something…I starting to not really care so much about those numbers. Yes I want to lose weight, yes I want my cholesterol to come down, yes I want my size to shrink…but just the fact I was able to do what I did this weekend made all that unimportant.Screenshot_2018-03-27-08-43-35[1]


Fit Check 3/20/18


Another week has went by and I am getting closer to my goal of getting healthier. I am eating better and exercising more. I am enjoying being outside with my kids. My weight is not coming down anymore yet but I know it will. I just have to keep on and I will. I am stuck between 178 and 180. It can be frustrating and discouraging but I know it will come off as long as I am persistent.