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It Isn't Easy But I Can Do It With The Help of God

I've been a Spark member for years and lost part of the weight I wanted to loose, then went stagnant. I'd fall off the wagon and then come back as soon as I'd see a little of the weight come creeping back on. Not all bad because I did manage to keep off what I'd already lost. Still, not great because I just never got where I wanted to go.

Lately, I just haven't been able to even get the right mind-set going. I had an accident a while back and as a result of the trauma, severe ...
I've been a Spark member for years and lost part of the weight I wanted to loose, then went stagnant. I'd fall off the wagon and then come back as soon as I'd see a little of the weight come creeping back on. Not all bad because I did manage to keep off what I'd already lost. Still, not great because I just never got where I wanted to go.

Lately, I just haven't been able to even get the right mind-set going. I had an accident a while back and as a result of the trauma, severe arthritis set into my hips - especially the right one. I found that exercise was painful and so I just quit. Then I tried water walking/jogging and found that worked pretty well because it is easier on the joints than pavement or a hard surface. I do like water exercise but some days I just don't feel like putting on a swim suit and trekking to the pool. Especially when I've had a really hectic day at work. This all adds up to me getting lazier and lazier and feeling more and more sorry for myself. So, today, I decided to put on my "Thinking Cap" and figure out how to get in a place where I can get back on track and get where I need to be, weight-wise and strength-wise. I want to look good but, even more, I want to feel good and feel strong. This is important because I'm not a spring-chicken any more. i am in my 60s and a grandmother but in my head I'm still 30 - LOL.

I gave it some thought and decided that this was the first day of the rest of my life and that I am going to start faithfully tracking my food again AND going to find an alternate exercise to water walking that I can do. After some thought I remembered my Walk Away The Pounds DVD that has been sitting in the drawer of my TV cabinet for years. i pulled it out - popped it into the DVD player in my bedroom - and did the 1 mile workout, complete with 2 lb. dumbbells! Surprise, surprise: I was able to do it and didn't experience any noticeable pain! I even broke a good sweat! Woo hoo! How great it felt to do something; feel good about it; kick the depression that was setting in; and, stop feeling sorry for myself. I take no credit for this: the Glory belongs to God. When did I forget that with Him anything is possible. No, the road isn't always easy but we were never promised it would be. I have always considered myself a doer and someone who didn't give up - no matter what. And, here I was - giving up. Shame on me. Maybe when I get into a 'blue funk" I can come back to my Spark Page and remind myself of who I really am.
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My Goals:
Lose 25 lbs. and get back to my healthy eating habits!

My Program:
Stay in my calorie range; keep an eye on my nutrition every day; get in some exercise every day.

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I live in sunny Arizona with my DH and am the mom of three adult children and two stunningly handsome and intelligent little grandsons - oops! that sounds like bragging but other Granny's understand -LOL If I don't look in the mirror, I forget I'm not 30 any more but then age is largely a state of mind and I think I'm losing mine! I am a Christian and have a strong faith in the LORD. I've been told I'm a great cook but don't ask me for a recipe because I was taught with the pinch of this - dash of that - method. I even find myself modifying my Spark recipes, somewhat.

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I love mysteries - books, Telly, and movies. BBC is my absolute favorite when it comes to detective shows and I adore British comedy. Some of my favorites are The IT Crowd, Father Ted, Keeping Up Appearances - Murdoch Mysteries , Taggert, Blue Murder, Jonathan Creek, etc. I also re-watch the original Dark Shadows whenever I get in the mood for something ridiculous and campy.

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9/29/2013 5:27:40 PM

Hello emoticon I'm a member of the 5'3" and under group and wanted to stop by your page to say "hi" to another petite lady. Hope you don't mind me befriending you? I am new here. I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! TC ~ Monica ~ emoticon emoticon



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9/22/2013 4:30:39 PM

A new week, along with a new season starts today. A stepping stone for the week to follow. A word a day to keeps us motivated, to give us something to think about.
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possible....everything is - possible
determination...you have to want this - determination
mindset...you must think positive, have a clear mind -mindset
challenge ..up your game, add pep to that step - challenge
focus...keep your eye on the prize - focus
believe...that you can do it. believing in yourself - believe
commit...make yourself top priority - commit

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CIROHIO
9/19/2013 9:58:11 AM

emoticon my emoticon ! Today is a new day, we are going to rock it emoticon Lets put on them walking shoes and pound some ground emoticon emoticon we are going to raise our emoticon rate today. We are so on the road to being a healthier and happier person emoticon emoticon . Look our world here we come!!!!! Ready to take you on!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon for we are emoticon
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9/16/2013 8:39:58 PM

emoticon stopping by to wish you a good nights sleep with pleasant dreams. emoticon You need that good nights sleep emoticon for a good tomorrow. emoticon Nighty night, emoticon Cathe



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8/23/2013 5:04:31 AM

A thought for the weekend is success...we can do this!
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Understand the road blocks for there will be obstacles emoticon
Create a positive and confide picture of yourself emoticon
Clear your mind of the I cant's and fill it with the I can's emoticon
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Have a fantastic weekend, emoticon Cathe



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