I have been on SparkPeople for a while now. I do not know the actual date I joined but it feels like it has been a while. When I first joined, I had realized that I was truly obese and that sickened me. I needed to do something about it immediately but it has been very hard staying motivated. One way I thought about getting myself motivated was by rewarding myself for reaching certain specified goals. I still have not listed these so they have not being a real motivating factor for me. ...
I have been on SparkPeople for a while now. I do not know the actual date I joined but it feels like it has been a while. When I first joined, I had realized that I was truly obese and that sickened me. I needed to do something about it immediately but it has been very hard staying motivated. One way I thought about getting myself motivated was by rewarding myself for reaching certain specified goals. I still have not listed these so they have not being a real motivating factor for me. Some ideas I still have for rewards are the following: New jacket for work, new iPod, etc.
Lose 5 lbs. Lose 10 lbs. Lose 15 lbs. Lose 20 lbs. Lose 25 lbs. Lose 30 lbs. Lose 35 lbs. Lose 40 lbs. Lose 45 lbs. Lose 50 lbs. Lose 55 lbs. Lose 60 lbs. Get out of the obese category. Get out of the overweight category. Run a 5k. Get to Onderland.
I haven't come up with a program yet. I hope to get motivated enough so that I take the time to develop one for myself.
Thanks so much for all your support ~ SP has really made a difference! Keep working hard and setting lots of goals!
My August Goals will hopefully be as successful as July, funny how they don't quite turn out the way you planned and yet can be successful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public _journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996239
I have been off SparkPeople and did not see your question about what "Three Words Daily - Speak your prophecy." means. "Three Words Daily" is a blog that I write and "Speak your prophecy." is a post that I wrote back in August.
You know... I think at least one of the martini's must be a chocolate one! Not overly sure.
Did you make one??? They are fantastic! Well, IMHO anyway...
Yes, "unplugged" meant without TV, computer, whatever... It was fantastic. We read until we passed out. Hence, the sleeping so long. Which was also fantastic!
Yeah, I love playing with the backgrounds and colors on SP. Not sure why ... I guess it's a free way of playing with design. I'm not very artistic, but give me graphics and colors and I can put something together!
I had to chill on the detoxing. My body couldn't cope. I need to try again slowly. I, personally, think I had hardly any good bacteria left. So I HAD to figure out how to get some of that back. But my stomach woes have greatly improved since attempting the detox, so clearly I'm doing something right! (YAY!)
Were you able to get back into the swing of things and get back to exercising?? No, sadly, I haven't cleared out the room yet, or attempted the Zumba since I've been feeling better. I need to, or I'll reverse the one pound loss I got to post this weekend!!
I don't care for sweet tea, so I don't add anything to my teas. However, if I were you, I'd count them as water as long as you count the sweetener in your calorie and sugar intake. I do enjoy the new Crystal Light Pure every once in a while. I don't like the artificial stuff, but the Pure variety has real sugar instead of the fake. Sometimes that's a nice change. And yes, I count that toward my water. I just have to be aware of the added calories and sugar. Generally, if I'm going to drink something sweet, I go with fruit juice. Now, you could also half some fruit juice, like orange, every once in a while and count that added water, too. In fact, I believe that's what that Tropicana 50 is... Anyway - like you said, I don't make the rules.
Hope you're having a great weekend. Sorry to write you a book!
Last night was fantastic!! I actually got 11 hours of sleep! That's unheard of for the most part. Other than having to take the pups out at about 6 AM, it was relatively uninterrupted. Awesome!!
I'm constantly changing my SparkPage. You just go to the "Edit My SparkPage" on the right side of your SparkPage. Then you can change things around as you like using the top part of the panel.
I believe my stomach problems are due to a severe imbalance of good and bad bacteria; the bad bacteria being the more prolific. I'm currently taking a massive dose of probiotics and naturally antibacterial foods trying to get a healthier balance back. But the detoxing is making me feel worse before it can make me feel better. Fun times.
I had to say no to the Twizzlers again this afternoon during a trip to Target. Dangerous place...
Awesome job again on the walking! I have yet to take one this weekend. Hopeful for tomorrow!!
EDIT: I count herbal teas as water, but don't count regular tea or coffee as water due to the added caffiene (since I believe that's counterproductive to drinking the water in the first place) ... though I know some people do count them. I personally don't. I also count water if I add it to a smoothie. So I guess as long as you also count your additives, you can count it. It's kind of up to you! But always - the more, the better!
Yep - I changed my background. I change it all the time. I chose the pear martini because pears are everywhere right now, and I love them. I'll probably change it again next week, though.
My optimism comes from me feeling good. I'm still more tired than I'd like. And my stomach is still bothering me from time to time. But I'm clearly making progress in my efforts to overhaul my health. So I'm feeling good about that.
I'm sorry water is boring. I'm assuming you don't like tea or lemon in your water?? I'm ok with drinking it straight. But sometimes I get it in by drinking herbal or green tea. Sometimes I add lemon or lime. Sometimes (in the summer, mainly) I add cucumber and mint.
I'm angry about failing. About always talking the good talk, and then not following through. I've been talking about getting back into shape for the last two or three years. And then, I do something for a month or two - then, get lazy and get a bag a Twizzlers a night for a month. It's not that I think I'm overweight, I'm not. It's just I'm heavier than I've ever been. I get winded way too easily. My stomach hurts - all the time. I'm exhausted - all the time. And I'm losing years of my life by wasting them feeling like a slug. So, I'm taking back control and making the necessary changes to get my life back before I've lost 20 years instead of 2 and have to lose 200 pounds instead of 20.
Way to go on your walk/jog! You're doing better than I am with that. I haven't logged some serious working out since early summer. Ugh. See what I mean? Slug. Glad you're kicking it into gear!
Hopefully I can follow your lead this weekend and either unbury the treadmill or get the boys going on a walk in the park!