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Getting Over the Mind

Thursday, October 06, 2011

I really have nothing to say, but I am back to the weight at where my plateau of over a year started. My brain of course is starting to churn. The weight is still dropping, but the what ifs are starting to hit. What if I get stuck again. What if it lasts for months..am I going off the deep end again. What if I can never get back to 150, what if, what if.... blah, I hate my brain sometimes. Right now I really hate it, because it's totally NOT comprehending algebra, but that's another story.

Ten more pounds would make me content, twenty more would make me ecstatic and in need of a new wardrobe... of which... I can afford this time. Slowly anyway.

My husband has dropped weight with the same food watching that I'm on. He's back at the same weight he was when we first got together 8 1/2 years ago. So he's dropped over 30 pounds this year. Yeah of course he dropped his a lot faster than me, go figure. Men!! He's actually increasing his food intake a little bit but still eating the same foods at me.

That's all I got ... oh besides... GO RANGERS!!!!!!
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DONNA47FMFL 10/8/2011 10:58PM

    Since I am from WI I have to comment on the Rangers...is it going to be the Brewers & Rangers in the World Series?

Great job on the weight loss. You will get past this weight this time! No more plateau... You got this!!

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TISHTOES 10/7/2011 4:14AM

    Yeah, men always lose it quicker and easier it seems. emoticon

So glad you are doing well. But yes, the mind can drive you crazy. Try to ignore it and carry on and feel great!

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SLIMLILA 10/7/2011 1:32AM

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Another year

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hello Spark Peeps... although I do admit to a total lack of inactivity on this site, I am lurking. My Texas Rangers are in the playoffs again. I get to go this year at my own expense, so life is looking up a bit. Husband's job is better and pays better. Mine is better mentally and a little financially, but the commute is harder, so still working through that. I'm back in school three nights a week, so life is hectic and tiring. Scale is moving down. Unfortunately it moved way up before I could get it to go down, but I'm on the downward slide. Still 30 pounds to go, but I can do it this time. Air conditioner went out ALMOST on the last 100 degree day in Dallas, but we had two more after that and this week are pushing close to 100 again, but we are surviving. We aren't getting it fixed because it's 28 years old and needs to be replaced, so we are in the process of saving for that and trying to get it in the middle of the winter when the rates are good.

I see some have stayed, some have left, weight loss and weight maintenance is hard. Life is hard sometimes, but we just have to keep at it. I can't say that I was the best when I was in my low period and I did let myself slide and I beat myself up, but you just have to pick yourself up and get back on the horse.

Keep at it my friends.

Love Sherri

  
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TISHTOES 9/30/2011 3:12AM

    Glad you are still here. Try to get some momentum going and keep it going.

Don't be a stranger. Check in and SP friends can give you a boost.

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SLIMLILA 9/30/2011 1:21AM

    Well, you haven't given up yet, so that's a good thing. I avoided the scale today cuz I had a bad week and expected a gain.... but I'm still around too...

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SUZANL 9/29/2011 10:45AM

    Sherri,
I like you have not been active and just lerking as well on SP. Because of this, I've gained a good 10 lbs this summer (too many carbs and alcohol and not enough work outs). Us 47 year olds need to stay on track! So I've only had 3 glasses on wine in the last 17 days and I'll be back to the gym this weekend! Let's try to help each other out. Stay cool in Texas!
Suzan

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Hello Spark Peeps

Monday, August 22, 2011

So I'm officially disgusted with myself and my lifestyle, so I'm back. The stress of the last two years has really taken it's toll on me. But, the good news first... I have a new job and really love it. The commute sucks, but the job is worth it. My husband has a new job and except for the hours he absolutely loves it. The income has gone up a bit. We are still a little stressed about catching up, but we are getting there... hopefully end of September will be good to us.

I start back to school to finish my degree. I have approximately 40 hours left and most of it is degree plan type stuff instead of boring core stuff.. only one more of those classes, YAY.

I did gain 10 pounds back of the 25 I lost. Oh well, back to the grind. I guess it's a wonder I didn't gain all of it with the lack of sleep and lack of exercise and total disregard for my diet. So that can be a good and bad news type thing. I'm tracking again starting today and watching the diet. I'll be walking up and down stairs until I get a check in the bank and then I'll rejoin a gym that is around the corner from me and start the lunch time workouts.

We are looking for a second car. We've been borrowing cars since my husband started his new job as we are on totally different schedules and I would be walking home from the train station (it's 3 miles which is not a big deal.. the 105+ degree heat is the problem). I'm in Texas where we are I believe working on our 59th day of plus 100 degree heat. It's starting to drain me and I love the heat.

Foot is causing me issues. Feel like it's broken but just think it's the plate and bone not meshing correctly. Pain in the butt and hurts, but I guess I'll deal with it until I've been at the new job long enough to think about having surgery to remove the plate.

Not sleeping, but that's stress again. Hopefully when the car issue gets resolved, that will help some.

so how's EVERYONE!!

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 9/13/2011 9:10PM

    Holy smokes! Lots of good things are happening. Yay you!!

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DONNA47FMFL 8/29/2011 1:21PM

    Welcome Back! Glad to see you have found a better job. I hope things continue to improve for you. You sure have had a lot of things working against you for the last couple of years. Good luck!!! emoticon

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TISHTOES 8/29/2011 4:29AM

    So I hope your week went well and the tracking helped. Let us know how it's going!

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DAWNDMOORE40 8/28/2011 11:59AM

    emoticonIt sounds like you have had a lot to deal with, but I am glad to hear you have a positive attitude and you are moving forward! emoticonon both of you getting new jobs! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PAIGESMAMA 8/28/2011 10:35AM

    So how are you now? I haven;t seen you on again.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 8/22/2011 1:13PM

    Lots going on but sounds like things are looking up! Hope you're able to find a good, reliable car for a good price! Good to see you back!

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FIZZLESTIX 8/22/2011 9:51AM

    Not going to be a day under 106 here for the next week, UGH. Stick around, we're getting back in the groove at our house also after gaining back 5 lbs each. We can buddy up if you want!

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Hello Again World!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

(This might be long)
I'm back. Well I am as much as I can be. First and foremost.....

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okay got that out of the way.

Well life has been quite challenging and interesting this past year to say the least. I'm one month shy of the year anniversary when my plateau started.. and never ended. I have been told I've come in a hard second for several jobs. My husband hates his job, but he won't quit, which is a good thing because in the past he has.

So first thing - I'm exercising again. Of course I told you guys that last blog. I've been regularly in the gym again for the past week, tracking food and lifting and doing massive cardio. I have a short term goal of too much, but setting it high and aiming at that and hoping for something in the middle.

Second thing - I do have a new job. I start on the 27th. I'm very excited. It's going to be challenging, busy and totally engaging. and I get to ride public transit for the first time in my life (train to Dallas). Got a raise with this and the benefits seem to be equitable or better than I have now.

Third thing - hubby has interviewed at another place and it looks good, but these people are very slow. It won't be a HUGE raise, but it will be significant enough to help get us out of this jam. Thankfully the bank has worked with us and we still haven't lost the house. It's been getting close though. I'm so sick of bill collectors calling and being overdrawn.

Fourth thing - I've finally come to the realization that I have a chronic problem with tendencies to depression (chemically challenged brain as my doctor likes to refer to it), so have gone back on medication and it's keeping me leveled out. So is exercise too.. but unfortunately exercise alone wasn't cutting it.

Daughter stayed in Lubbock instead of coming home from college. That's been kind of sucky, but it was for the best financially for her. She got to go to New York City last month and enjoyed herself. Someday she and I will do our own shopping trip there. When I was up there in February, I loved it... as a visitor only. :-)

Managed to gain 6 pounds in six months of depression, and minimal working out in the last three months, which is NOT too bad, but yeah it's going to be hard to get back off, but I can do it. I'm not going to let it get to me because most of the clothes still fit and I know what I did to myself.

Back to the grind of life... enjoy your day!!


  
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PANFRIEDTROUT 6/28/2011 6:47PM

    wow! I am so *happy* that stuff is finally working out for you & hubby ~ been a long time coming & I know you've been stressed & depressed. And to have only gained 6# in 6 months? That is so *fantabulous*!!

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SLIMLILA 6/17/2011 12:15AM

    Wow, your life sounds as stressful as mine! At least you seem to be coming into the home stretch and things are turned in your favor.... must feel good.. Good luck to dh and yourself on your new job as well...

Wow, congratulate yourself that in the midst of depression, you only gained 6 lbs. in 6 months! Now,that life has settled down, I'm sure you will get yourself back on track and be successful again... emoticon

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TISHTOES 6/16/2011 5:13AM

    Wow, new jobs are exciting and best of all, it seems you have weathered the financial storm and survived.

My daughter didn't come home from college either so it's been an empty nest for me. She comes home for the weekend though and we are both excited about that.

Glad you are back on track. Hope to see you more on the Empty Nest team.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/15/2011 11:00AM

    Sounds like things are looking up for you which is awesome! Glad your getting mind, body and finances in order to relieve the stress.

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Getting back on track

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Finally getting my head back on straight. Getting my exercise in. Got all 3750 calories burned this week. Missed a couple of days because of "stuff", but got five days in this week.

Have a whole lot to say because a whole lot is going on, but have to wait until next week to share.

Have a great weekend.

GO MAVS!!!

  
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PAIGESMAMA 6/13/2011 9:52AM

    Good for you getting back on track.

I know exercise helps with stress.

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PAULAMARIEF 6/12/2011 6:04PM

    Back on track is all that needs to be said. Good going!

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TISHTOES 6/12/2011 2:40PM

    Sounds like you are having an "up" with motivation day, so keep the MOMENTUM going! You can "talk" to us over at Empty Nest. Don't be shy.

Keep on keeping on.

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DONNA47FMFL 6/12/2011 11:45AM

    Great to hear you are back on track and your head is back on straight. emoticon
Can't wait for the update of what's been going on.

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PANFRIEDTROUT 6/11/2011 10:19PM

    good for you!

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