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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Warning: The following blog is about menstruation.

My motivation is always internal. I like to read stories and use SP also, but it all has to come from inside first. That internal motivation brings me here and helps me get things done.
Then I hit a wall, every month. It's the same wall and I know it's going to be there every month: the menstruation wall. I even know when it's going to be here every month but I can't do anything about it really. My body wants me to stay in bed. Seriously, if I had no responsibilities, that's where I would spend those 48 hours. I would sleep. I'm usually not hungry, just exhausted.
But I do have responsibilities so I do have to get up. Once I get up and get moving, my mind turns to food and there are only two types of food I want: chocolate and meat. Seriously, a chocolate covered steak would be the perfect food for these 2 days!
So these are the days I am fighting with myself. Other days, I love veggies and coming with new meal ideas, and I look forward to my workouts! Seriously, I know I'm crazy, but I enjoy the music and exercise.
But these two days, I have to fight with myself not to go lay down and not to attempt to pour chocolate on a steak!
These are the days I need outside help. I need someone to talk to or something to read that puts it back in perspective and maybe even makes it funny (like the ad that always said something about having a "happy period") but it's always such a taboo topic. I haven't seen any Spark Teams about menstruation, but I can think of some interesting descriptions for them! "While everything else is flowing out, let the motivation flow in." "Don't let your period be the end to your healthy lifestyle." Etc. Hehehehe. Yes, they're corny I know but they're the kind of thoughts that get me through this crazy time. And no, I wouldn't really expect a team about menstruation but it does make me feel better to talk about it.

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BARCLE 2/13/2013 1:11AM

    Ugh, it's horrible isn't it? I've just had a really heavy one. It is sooooo gross. It leaves me feeling utterly wiped out too. Mmm, some chocolate sure sounds good right about now emoticon

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Review

Monday, February 11, 2013

I didn't necessarily eat healthy today (...okay...okay, I didn't even eat close to healthy today) but I did stay within my calorie range and I did write everything down.

There are always at least 2 days a month when I feel pretty happy just to drag myself out of bed. This was one of those days. Taking that into consideration, this was an awesome day! I tracked everything, kept up with sparkpeople, hit 18,000 steps (even if it was slower than normal) and climbed 26 flights of stairs. Not too shabby.

During those times when I felt an inability to move or do any useful work on the computer, I went through workout songs to add to my playlist instead of shopping.

Tomorrow, I'll get my gym membership. (It's at the university so it's much cheaper than a regular gym but just as good.) I've already entered my workout days into my schedule and discussed them with my husband, so I'll be meeting him there after work to switch off the kids and get started. I'm really very nervous about it. I'm not sure why. I guess because other people will see me and I'm not used to that. If my elliptical hadn't broken down, I'd still be working out at home but it's my favorite machine and it's broken. I think the gym will be really good for me for many reasons. First, they'll have an elliptical and maybe some other machines I'll like. Second, there will not be any interruptions! I can't even imagine working out without an interruption. I guess I'll find out soon enough what it's like.

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I'm Eating Too Much!

Monday, February 11, 2013

It's a hard thing to even write down because I hate admitting it even to myself but I know I can't be healthy until I am completely honest with myself. The last two days I have eaten way too much! How am I supposed to know if I'm in the right calorie range if I don't stick to it?! So, this is my new short term goal - to eat exactly within my calorie range for the next 18 days and see what happens.

That's it just eat in range and see what happens. Sure, I'd like to get in all my fruits and veggies but I'm only going to concentrate on one thing at a time.

I'm off to post my reminder everywhere!

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MAXMAMA45 2/11/2013 8:07AM

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SISSIE21 2/11/2013 1:46AM

    You are so right, it is only through being honest with ourselves that we can break the pattern. The ups, the downs; it's all part of the journey.
Good luck with your 18 day goals!
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52 Floors Climbed!

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Yesterday, I climbed 52 flights of stairs. I set a goal of 50 and thought I may have to work up to over a few days because usually 5 flights in a row has my heart rate WAY up! Every time I thought about or came up with an excuse to take the stairs, I did and usually I went up and down at least twice, just because I could! So now that I know I can hit 50 flights in a day, I'm going to try for 75 flights next!

I'm also still working on 20,000 steps/day at least 3 days/week.

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CBLENS 2/9/2013 1:33PM

    emoticon wow! Way to go

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Much Better

Friday, February 08, 2013

I woke up feeling much better this morning. Allergies came back about 10:00am but I don't want to take any medicine for them because I am pretty sure that's what knocked me out of commission yesterday! It was nice though because my oldest daughter made PBJ sandwiches and pink milk for everyone and my DH came home and made dinner and did the dishes! It was very nice.

Today, I am going to get in as many steps as possible while doing some serious cleaning!

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LAURAGUY14 2/8/2013 12:31PM

    nice! have a fabulous day!

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