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my goal to achieve

Monday, February 07, 2011

I made myself get up and get in my exercising for today even though I really dreaded having to get up and do it. (having one of those days where you just want to be lazy all day). I am feeling great and happy with myself for not giving into the laziness! I set a goal today with my mother in law. my goal is to be able to walk with her on her daily walks (she does a 2-3 mile brisk walk every day) and be able to keep up with her. Last time I tried was a couple of years ago and I couldn't do it. I was very out of shape then and she ended up going on alone while I trudged along at my snail like pace. I have set this goal to start in April. I told her of my goal so I can hold myself accountable and it gives me the motivation I need to get off my butt and get to work!! She is very supportive of this weight loss journey my husband and I are on and she cheers us on every time we see or talk to her. I am thankful that she is positive about this and thinks we can do it. There are some that I am close to that aren't supportive and don't think that I can do this. I am working on not letting those hurtful remarks bother me and instead focusing on all the positive remarks.

  
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MY_HEALTH_BABY 2/13/2011 9:17AM

    You are very fortunate to have a positive and motivating mother-in-law emoticon..Here's to healthy choices

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/7/2011 8:46PM

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a little humor

Thursday, February 03, 2011

my daughter came up to me yesterday as I was getting ready to do my excising yesterday and asked me why I was exercising. I told her that we need to exercise to help us become more healthy and to help us lose weight. She then asked what it meant to lose weight so i told her that by losing weight it would make me skinny. She thinks for a sec then says Oh! Like grandma!! I said yes. like grandma. she said ok and walked off. I started my workout video and a couple of minutes later I look over to see my daughter looking at me with this expectant look on her face so I asked her what she needed. She says Mom! your getting skinny! I said not yet because it will take along time for me to get skinny. Her face fell and she said "oh.." and walked off.

Apparently she thought that I would get skinny immediately. It was a nice thought before I started having disturbing images of me being skinny and then when I missed a day of exercising instantly gaining 50+ pounds. No thank you. I think I would much rather to it slowly and be sure that I am healthier and have my life in control and to know if I do have to miss one day I am not going to gain massive amounts of weight in a matter of hours. This conversation made me determined more than ever to lose the weight. I just remind myself everyday that This will take time and effort but in the end it will be worth it. I CAN DO THIS!!

  
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ABB698 2/14/2011 3:20AM

    Kids are the best! You are setting a great example for your daughter, you rock!
Slow and steady wins the race for sure. This is a lifestyle adjustment, so expecting it to happen overnight would be unrealistic. Good for you for realizing that so early on in your journey! Just this week, I met my goal of losing 50 lbs. It took me 11 months, and I see other Sparkers doing that in 4-5 months, and I do have my moments where I feel disappointed, but then it took me 16+ years to get where I was, so in retrospect, 11 months compared to 16 years.....I'll take that as a big victory!! You can do this. Together, we can and will succeed!
Spark on!

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ERIKO1908 2/13/2011 1:40PM

    Love how the children tend to get to the bottom of these things...way to be on track (for both yourself & your children)!!

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 2/13/2011 9:19AM

    ((((Mommy rawks))))) emoticon

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TIME4AMY 2/10/2011 11:30AM

    One of my 9 year old twins has Autism. He is so kind and gentle, yet can be very innocent and naive.

Sometimes while laying beside him during reading time, he'll push his hand against my belly and watch it go in and out, in and out. I say, "Please don't do that". He responds with, "I like it (giggle)". He likes how its squishy and then falls back into place. Eww... I'm not a fan, buddy. haha...

When he realized that I was exercising to lose weight (I was saying I wanted to lose my belly to him), he gave me a day or two before asking, "Why is your belly not gone?" He didn't understand that it took years to get here and will take a while before it disappears. So innocent...

My other little guy tells me that it will be nice, but he loves me the way I am. I know he truly means it too. After all, he doesn't even know me any different.

Children certainly show us unconditional love, but I know I need to do this for them!

Good luck on your weight loss journey, Mom!
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~Amy

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RIGHT_VIEW 2/8/2011 6:36PM

  You're a great example to your daughter, which is so important. emoticon

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BERRIMOUSE 2/3/2011 3:23PM

    You can and will, things that our children say that make us think..... emoticon

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MIATIA1 2/3/2011 11:26AM

    Yes You Can,,,, and it sounds like your daughter is going to be one of great motivators for she has already got you thinking. emoticon

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a lesson learned

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

My husband and I are doing this weight loss journey together which helps to keep me going. I got so discouraged by the fact that he had lost more weight than I had. He would tell me that it was different for everyone because our bodies are different among a few other points he brought up. Sadly it took a week or two for it to sink in. I now realize that I can't compare my weight loss to someone else's. We are all going to lose weight at different speeds. Once I accepted that as long as I keep losing and not gaining it doesn't matter how fast or slow I am losing. I am once again feeling like I can do this and its much easier now that I am not comparing my weight loss to his.

  
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CHEF4RENT 2/2/2011 7:36PM

    I am glad you are accepting this honey. I will support you through to the end. I love you. You are doing so awesome. The changes you are not seeing I DO see. You are losing size, my arms fit around you easier, your face is slimming, and all of your clothes are getting baggy. I have been gaining so much inspiration from your journey, it makes me want to keep doing everything I can so I can be healthy with, and for you. Keep it up. Once again I love you, and I want the entire world to know. I don't care how you look or how fast or slow you lose weight. I do want you to lose weight so we can enjoy a healthier life together, and so we can do so much more. Keep up the hard work and keep changing those habits. You are doing so awesome!!


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SEDONACAT 2/2/2011 5:22PM

    Men seem to always lose wt. faster. Not fair!

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KAKIPOPUP 2/2/2011 4:36PM

    It is one of the unfairnesses of life that men can usually lose more weight faster than women can....

You are right on track though - this is YOUR journey and no-one else's, and your progress is what is right for you -

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TIDOFEXPERIENCE 2/2/2011 2:36PM

    Yes, we all do lose weight differently. Plus muscle weights more than fat, so keep that in mind when your getting on the scales. I judge my progress more by how my clothes fit and how I feel than anything else.

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ATPEACEWITHLIFE 2/2/2011 12:19PM

  Men can always lose weight faster than women because they have more base muscle and the ability to put on more muscle than we do. Have faith, it will happen in time and keep remembering each of us has a different journey! You're doing great!

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back on track again :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

I am fully back on track again and it feels great! It was so tempting to just wait for monday but I made myself get up and get my exercises done :) emoticon

  
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MEW4039 1/29/2011 3:15PM

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SUNRISESUNSET 1/29/2011 5:00AM

    Well done! Why start tomorrow when you can start today? emoticon

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On the road to recovery!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

my back is healing well enough that I don't have to go in to the doctor daily anymore! I just need to watch it for awhile and make sure it keeps getting better and not worse :) I ate pretty good these last couple of weeks but have not tracked. I was probably under quite a bit on calories and stuff but I am determined to get back on track with it :) I am feeling pretty good and I am going to start with some light cardio and see how it goes :) I am finding it hard to stay motivated and eat healthy when I don't exercise. I just have to keep reminding myself that I will make it through this and get back on track!!

  
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SHERYLDS 1/25/2011 2:34PM

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reboot and start now

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SHRINKINRUNNER 1/25/2011 2:04PM

    Your doing a great job hun! Keep it up! emoticon

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