Monday, April 18, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - Priorities

You know the feeling you get when your priorities get out of line? You feel out of place, disorganized and just flat out bumfuzzled. That's me. Right now, that is me. In my life God should be first and unfortunately I have put God on the back burner. In His place I have put work, my health, my hobbies among other things. I dont have the control over some of these things like I should. Like I would had I left all those things in Gods hands instead of in my own. Back in may of last year, almost a year ago I wrote a post titled "I'm Struggling". I am back at that point. I am trying to do to much on my own without asking for help and I don't mean asking for help from friends and family but from God. Recently a very important relationship in my life almost crumbled because God wasn't the center of it. I have obligations as well commitments that I will keep but just know if I am not around as much it's because I am taking care of me. The physical and spiritual me.

As far as my health I am still in a light flare with my Ulcerative Colitis. I am trying to cope with emotional eating at the same time as having a flare up and needless to say it's not working. Greta introduced me to the SCDiet and it works, when I stick to it. I am also looking into some experimental studies where nicotine gum/patches were used to help patients regain remission. A lot of doctors say that diet has nothing to do with flares or lack thereof but I know better.

If you pray, keep me in yours. Specifically for this illness to dry up and leave me alone and for me to get my priorities line up.

Monday, April 11, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - Coping with an illness

Many of you remember that I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis back in October of last year. I had suffered from horrible stomach pains, diarrhea, arthritis in most of my joints, erythema nodosum (a skin condition) and loss of appetite. After a 3 month long round of steroids and other medications I was happily back into remission. But for about the past month or so I have been having signs of another flare up. I have almost dug myself a hole to hide in because I do not want to go through this again. I am working with my doctor to try to come up with the best plan of action for me, which hopefully does not include another round of steroids. I gained 16 lbs the last time I took them. Not fun.

My chance at attending Fitcation is circling the drain. I have not made any flight reservations yet because my doc has not yet cleared me to go. The problem with flying is that with my condition, the change of pressure could cause a bowel perforation (a hole in my intestinal wall) and that is no good. I have checked on bus fare and even driving as a possibility. It is an 18 hour drive and with my frequent trips to the bathroom, I am not so sure how that would work. Plus, I am restricted to light exercise right now, and from what I hear, our workouts at Fitcation are going to be anything but light! If I can't go, I want to make sure the ticket can be used. I am really bummed over this, I have never been out of this region and was looking forward to exploring Austin, TX. But most of all I was looking forward to seeing all of my sistas who have supported me through this sickness, my campaigning, and my reign as a Mamavation Mom!

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I learn how to cope with this illness.

Weight this week:
262.4 (+2.2)

Monday, April 4, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - It's that time!!

I can't believe it is time for a new batch of Mamavation Moms to start their journey! There are some great women to choose from this go round! (BTW, have you voted yet? If not, do so here!) Tomorrow morning two women are going to start a journey they will never ever forget. It is going to be hard, but hard it what it takes to see some major changes! These ladies will do things they may have never done before, including some intense daily workouts! Be sure to lend all the support needed, as at times, it will get hard, and they might even want to give up. I wanted to. But I didn't and I am so glad I stuck with it!

Now an update on me! My stomach has been acting funny again lately... I may be trying a different medication in the near future and I am not too excited about that. I am mostly worried that this is going to affect my ability to attend Fitcation in just two months! I am not dwelling on that thought too much right now. There are so many girls that I want to meet and give a HUGE hug! Plus who wouldn't want to check out the awesome city of Austin, TX?!

My weight loss for this week...  -0.4
Not sure why that is showing sideways, but you get the picture... Oh, and please look over my striped fake tan! lol I got an iPhone this week and I am LOVING it! I am just noticing it takes much clearer pics than my last phone! Another perk!

Hope to see you all at the Twitter Party tonight!! I will be late due to my work schedule changing again (now that I am finally trained for my new position!) but I will see you all there!!