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Moving along at my own pace

Sunday, June 02, 2013

From reading other’s blogs I’m not the only one that feels my excess weigh has no intentions of leaving. I exercise faithfully and pay attention to what I eat. To keep myself in check I have certain glasses and bowls at home that are exact measure so I don’t over fill a glass or bowl. Even than after I fill the glass or bowl, I will pour the contents into a measuring cup to keep myself from “cheating”. When it comes to grocery shopping, I spend more time reading labels than actually shopping! But I do believe as long as I have clothes that are a smaller size than when I started my weight loss journey than I must be doing something right. I have lost about 30 pounds in fifteen months, watch what I eat with healthy food choices mostly 99% of the time; so I do sometimes make a choice that is not “spot on”. There is nothing “wrong” to having a small treat the other 1% of the time, because I am making a conscience choice to do so. My biggest hurdle is between my evening meal and bed. At least I have made huge strides in knowing I have to leave the family room and go upstairs and play around with Facebook, emails, SparkPeople or my genealogy. The family room is next to the kitchen and that is my problem child, so I remove myself from that temptation to help educate myself that my 1% has turned into 15% or 20%. Someday I may actually be able to be I the family room after dinner and before bed and NOT be tempted to the kitchen calling me; but that time isn’t now.

  
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HONOURIA 6/2/2013 3:24PM

    Congratulations on engineering your environment to help your goals. Once this becomes a solid enough habit, I think you will be able to wiz through that. You might have to come up with some tinkering bells and whistles to do it though.

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Does being Mother's Day give me an "excuse"

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I had a feeling today I would either be way under or over my calorie intake for the day. Well I was over, so no big surprise. My husband and I took a day trip to Lake Geneva for a boat ride out to Black Point House, the newest Historical Site for Wisconsin. Because we had breakfast at home early, I had a can of V8 vegetable juice on the drive up. The boat left the tour dock in Lake Geneva at 10:30 AM; we arrived at the Black Point House at 11:15 AM. We had 128 stairs to climb from the dock up to the home; we toured the main floor and second floor of the home. I was sorry that we were not able to tour the third floor even if the only difference was a seventh bedroom, which the second floor did not have. The only thing that could be brought into to home was water, which we had learned when we made the reservation, so as part of the reservation we had a box lunch for each of us to have on the return boat ride back to the Lake Geneva boat docks. After touring the home, we toured the grounds outside. It was a fabulous two and a half hour tour. My box lunch was a roast turkey breast sandwich on whole wheat (the mayo was on the side, which I did not use), an oatmeal chocolate chip cooked and 20 ounce bottle water. I knew the calorie count on the cookie alone would “throw me over “my calorie count. My excuse was that I had climbed lots of stairs, outside and inside the home and it was Mother’s Day. On the drive back home I had an orange and bottle water. For dinner I had just about another two oranges and a slice of liverworts. No after dinner snack today. If I am “suppose to feel bad, or guilt” I don’t, I made a conscience decision for my eating choices. It was a good day for me. emoticon

  
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LIVELYGIRL2 5/12/2013 11:08PM

  your did very well. Hope the day was a bless emoticon ing!

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CARMRUN 5/12/2013 10:36PM

    Good for you! I took the day off and enjoyed not having to clean my kitchen, cook for a crowd and loved every minute of it. No guilt here either! Feeling totally awesome and ready to get back at it tomorrow! Happy Mother's Day!

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HONOURIA 5/12/2013 10:14PM

    Personally I think you are doing a great job!

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The belt.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Yesterday I put a belt in with all the oversized clothes I donated. I had purchased that belt about 18 months ago. Remember because it was before we moved from Nevada to Wisconsin. Anyways, I put the belt on a pair of my jeans a couple weeks ago; I didn’t have a hole I could use to tighten it. Well, darn it all, I didn’t feel like punching another hole to make it fit. My measuring tape says my waist is 34 1’2 inches so I had lost more inches than I thought I had. I measured my old belt from where I the last hole I had used to where a new hold would need to me. Holy Cow there was a SEVEN inch difference! Inches or pounds, pounds or inches. I’ll take inches any day of the week! Walk, walk, walk, climb those stairs.

  
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HONOURIA 4/27/2013 11:07AM

    Amazing work you are doing there!!!! Donate it!
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Be Gone DamnScale!

Friday, April 26, 2013

I am not getting on my scale again, well, at least for a while that is. Been working out diligently taking off only one or, and in a rare instance, two days. Even on those days, I am walking, walking and climbing stairs. Few weeks back I mentioned I bought two new pair of jeans; they fit so awful that I decided that wasn’t doing anything for my “feeling good” self. Today those two pairs of jeans, along with three other large bags of too clothes I had down sized out of, got donated. That felt really good. Everything I donated was in 4 or 5 star condition. Can’t believe I still have more clothes to go through, but those I will donate come fall as they are all my fall/winter large size. Why donate them now when people are looking for summer clothing. Yesterday I had a wonderful time shopping for smaller size clothes. In fact I tried to enter in my Special Goals “Save 1 dollars per day” a negative $259.00. Having been saving $1.00 per day I had room, lots and lots of room to spend my saved money on smaller size clothes. Can you believe SparkPeople would not allow that entry! Why that is a victory, a really big victory for me. I bought five new tops, four pair of jeans, two blue denim, one sea foam green and one pair rust/orange. Couple new bras, six pair of fun funky colorful socks, pair of canvas wedge open toe shoes and two sets of earrings and matching necklace. Oh did I mention the new clothes are two to three times smaller than the sizes I had been wearing. Tops from 2X or XXL down to medium and the pants from size 16/14 to size 10. My weight ticker shows 157.4 and my last step on the scale a few weeks ago I was 159.2! My husband’s cousin in San Diego, a super fit, active mid 50’s runner, healthy eating outdoors person reminded me, I probably was showing a higher weight. My fat was becoming muscle and she cheered me on. Her advice to me was forget the scale and so I have taken her advice. And a big bonus, my thighs don’t rub together any longer and I actually have a tush, and it looks really good in my new jeans!

  
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TERRIH8118 4/27/2013 1:29PM

    emoticon Sounds like such a major achievement. I'm just waiting for the day I can really start doing that.

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HONOURIA 4/26/2013 10:09PM

    That is so wonderful! Good for you! You are inspiring, and it is cheery to read this!

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OK so I ate a cookie!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

OK so I ate a cookie. It was after a 2 mile one hour walk out at Statz Park in Baraboo. I had an apple, bottle of water and a cookie. I didn't break down, nope, it was my choice, no one twisted my arm, nope, I was not insane and did it of my own free will. Hard to believe it is the first cookie I have had in probably four months. In fact that is the whitest thing I have probably had in four months. I am trying very hard to stay away from the white stuff. My goal is to try and incorporate vegetables into each of my main three daily meals. Drinking water is also a top priority, 16 ounces of water with each meal and at least 8 ounces with my AM/PM/Evening snack. Do my exercising at least 5 days per week in the morning after I get out of bed. Most days another walk and/or hike with my husband during the day, or at least going places that require lots of stairs. I'm going to make it this tie, yes I am, cooke or not!

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TXPATRIOT 4/5/2013 1:24AM

    Nothing wrong with a cookie every once in a while.

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STARSUB99 4/4/2013 9:41PM

    my favorite treat .... a homemade peanut butter cookie ~ nothing like a plan to sneak in a treat !

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NORWOODGIRL 4/4/2013 9:40PM

    Great attitude. You WILL make it! emoticon

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