My first goal is to get my size down to wear something nice at my aunt's birthday. But my biggest goal is to lose enough weight and inches to regain my health.
I am going to the weight room when I can and will add in some strength training at home. I also do some Zumba.
My name is Darlene and I am from Colorado.
I enjoy being around animals and have a Quarter Horse mare and a cat. I hope that I can eventually get another dog since I lost my last one in December 2012. I also enjoy art, photography and crafts
You mentioned somewhere else that you like natural remedies for lowering cholesterol. Here is one: Everyday you eat one tablespoon of sunflower seeds with your lunch (peeled and unsalted) everyday at your dinner, you add one tablespoon of flaxseed meal to your food. Everyday at night, you pour one teaspoon of chia seed in half a glass of water, let is stay overnight and you drink it when you are having your breakfast. The chia seed will set free its oils and convert water into a light flavorless jelly drink. The three sets of seeds hake kept my famili away from cholesterol for years. God bless you.
Thanks for reading my blog today. Is the horse on your page your horse? I think horses are SO beautiful. That's a good photo on your page. I am thinking of volunteering here at a farm that has horses and they help abused children. Have a good day! Chelsea
hi there--thanks for visiting my blog about my plant room. hope the info was helpful to you. if you have gardening questions i would be glad to help you out if i can--we are big time gardeners here! have a great day.
Regarding your comment on the daily sparkblog: "Hey that's exercise--actually it's not" This note is for Fancyqtr,(and anyone else with similar mindset). I think that you should mark all of your activities and exercise that you do.
I agree with you that some of the comments and items posted can be very discouraging when trying to compare your acvities/vs average data, that a person can feel as though all their efforts are for naught.
In my own journey,, as with the weight scale, I had to take a step back and REALLY LOOK at what I was doing, what I was not doing, how I felt, and the changes that were happening with me. There are days when I can do many things, I'm pumped full of energy, and feel like I am moving forward. There are days when I know I am being lazy and need to force myself off my duff and get busy doing anything that will improve my health.
But I still have difficulty breathing when walking across a room, I feel sometimes like I am carrying a whole other person just climbing a small set of stairs. When I walk outside, I literally feel as though my lungs have seized up, my ribs are locked, and I cannot get a wheeze, let alone a breath in, and my pulse is pounding in my neck by my collar bone so hard that I am very much afraid I may have a heart attack. Walking to the mail box exhausted me, shopping, walking slowly in the mall, trying to walk at the pace of my kids and still talk, were at times excruciatingly painful and we would have to sit until I could breath and move again. When I started walking with friends after work, I went from taking 2 hrs to walk a mile trail, to walking it in 15 minutes. I got bronchitis and walking pneumonia, and had to start all over again, slowly, painfully, but I did it. I have repeatedly lost and gained 60 lbs over these past few years, health conditions and illnesses play a factor as well.
You should be proud of yourself for wanting to make the effort, for getting up and CHOOSING to move every day, for taking the steps to TRY. Your efforts DO matter, they DO make a difference. If it takes you an hour to walk and get the mail, if it takes you an hour to do the dishes, you ARE MOVING, you are MAKING AN EFFORT, to exercise, to take care of yourself, you are making an effort to take care of you.
Will you get to a point where your clothing size gets smaller, who knows, I believe that you will. But by choosing to make an effort, you WILL get healthier and THAT is what matters most, how you feel physically, how you feel about yourself emotionally, how you treat yourself, how you allow others to treat you. YOU MATTER. Keep up the good work. I believe in you. - 2/17/2013 4:52:43 PM