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WEIGHT LOSS MUSINGS!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I was reading ANDI1571's blog and then was directed to two other blogs, NURSECLARA AND ONEKIDSMOM. Both were talking about self-sabotage on the weight loss. I am floundering on the weight loss end and I don't have any clue where I am at. I am interested in learning WW Points Plus but I can't seem to get to first base. Too much going on and they are so crowded at the meetings, I am setting that aside for a few weeks until I can devote myself to it. I will return to sensible eating and hope for the best.

Something weird happened to me recently. I received an e-mail message from WW I thought, asking me to be friends on facebook. I went ahead and clicked on the link but instead of WW, I got into some sort of virus for ACAI berries that went onto my facebook account and sent messages to all my friends that I had lost 5 pounds and to ask me how. It spread like wildfire no matter what I tried. My son said to change my password on facebook as it looked like I had been invaded so I did but not before my friends got the wormy message.
So last week I got a call from a woman at church who had stumbled onto that message through another friend and she wanted to know what I was doing and I had to explain it was bogus. I got to thinking about this woman who has been trying everything to lose weight as long as I have known her. 20 + years. She is a tall woman, medium build, in her 70's and she exercises every day at the gym. She is healthy and in good shape. Better than me and she has been trying to lose weight all these years and she isn't even fat! I can compare myself to her so it was an eye opener for me. Should I just be happy at the weight I am at and just learn to lose exercise or should I continually beat myself up to lose only to fall off the wagon, over and over. I seem to maintain between 180 and 189. Should I just be satisfied?

Maybe what I need to do is to focus on exercise. I am definitely a slug when it comes to exercise so maybe that is what I should do. Try to eat healthy and learn to love exercise instead. I would probably drop weight too. I have a busy life with my business and extra-curricular activities and I can't fit extra things in.
I'm having trouble getting to my quilting which I love. If I'm spending time trying to learn WW, then I don't have time to learn how to enjoy exercise. So I think I am going to put exercise into the forefront for a while but still make healthier food choices and not try to count points, etc. today, I don't have a decorating appointment so I think I am going to devote some time to hooking up the WII fit and setting up some sort of program! Later!

  
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KASEYCOFF 1/12/2011 5:44PM

    There could be some truth to that, Carol. That is, it might not be a question of losing weight but of losing body fat - which is what would happen if you exercise and get more fit. Maybe if you bring it up to your doctor and explained that you aren't sure focusing on diet is the answer for you, but rather, a good physical fitness program, with total focus on getting stronger, having more endurance, working on cardio and flexibility, etc. Do you think that s/he would refer you to a physical therapist or trainer or someone to get a good plan lined up?

p.s. And yes, that d----d virus is a clever one! I got an email from my daughter - well, it LOOKED as tho it came from her, and it had her email address on it - but it was that same thing. I contacted her and said 'Before I open this link, tell me if you really sent it.' She hadn't, but if I'd been a little faster to click before I thought about whether she'd really sent it, I'd have been in the same boat you were. Can you believe those spammers honestly think people will fall for their stuff and pay money to them?!?

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A WONDERFUL TIME!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We got back from Disney yesterday about 3:30 and we had a wonderful time seeing the grandkids and family. My son, his wife and her dad completed the Full Disney Marathon and got the Mickey Medal! My son had not trained well for the marathon and we were concerned he would finish. But he did and he was so proud of himself! Now they are at the airport in Orlando, trying to get home to Greensboro. Atlanta is a zoo and they have to fly through there so hopefully they won't be stuck. My husband did the half and he says this is the last one as he didn't have all that good of a time! At least I did a lot of walking and while we were waiting at Hollywood studios near the Christmas tree for everyone to pass by, I pushed the baby's stroller back and forth and kept moving. And I had two salads for lunch instead of fries and chicken fingers, etc. Only 2 good choices but oh, well.

Back to the grind!

  
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JENNY888 1/11/2011 10:51AM

    Two good choices is a start. Congratulate yourself for these two choices. Feel good about them and they can lead to more.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/11/2011 8:30AM

    I hope that you and your family will have a nice 2011 !

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HOWDOIHEARTTHEE 1/11/2011 8:27AM

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OFF TO DISNEY!

Friday, January 07, 2011

This is the wdw marathon weekend that we go to every year. we go with son,wife and grandkids. Hubby is doing the half and the rest are doing the full. I watch. Yesterday,s schedule was hectic. 730, chamber bkfst, 900 , home for paperwork at the job, 1000, dr,s apmt that got cancelled,back home to prepare for client, pb&j sandwich, lay down for 15 min to regroup, drive to 1:oo client,make decisions and sale,2:30 ,see second client,pickup check for DR furniture and bedding, 3:00 deliver two lamps and collect check, try to see another client not home,3:25 I,m starving so go get mcchicken sandwich and ice tea. Home at 4:00 and record checks and place orders,check messages. At about 4:30 I give up. Feed dog and lay down. Hubby comes home, nodinner,he ate and leaves for his barbershop singing. I read mail, have cup of soup and klondike bar. Wash clothes and pack suitcase,watch news and stupid movie. Check emails. 9:30 I get in bed. Hubby comes home and packs. Finally turn off lights. 4:00am alarm goes off. It is now 5:50 am and we are on way to disney for 8 hour drive.
This is a typical day, especially if I am going out of town. We will drive back Monday, our 37th wedding anniversary. Work catch up for three days and then off toAtlanta Market for the weekend. Tuesday night is chamber annual banquet. Thursday is quilt night. at least I will be walking a lot. Atlanta is 24 floors of shopping in 3 buildings. I guess you could say I have an active life. I will see 2 grandsons this weekend. Later.

  
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ELSEEBEE 1/7/2011 11:03AM

    Enjoy the wdw marathon! My DD and her best friend walked it a few years ago, wearing tiaras and giving the crowd the "royal" wave along the way! Needless to say, they were a big hit!

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PVILLAGO 1/7/2011 7:09AM

    Isn't it wonderful that you have such a full and blessed life?
Enjoy every moment of it because life can change in a blink of an eye.
Just be grateful and have a great time. Busy is good :) emoticon

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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY; IT'S YOURS!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Glen Beck said t his morning that personal responsibility is something that Americans have given up in the last 100 years. We have to work on getting it back and I agree. So after grousing yesterday about being discouraged about not losing weight, my horoscope (Pisces) this morning said, "Your body wants something different from that which your schedule allows. Pay attention." Whoa, I'm always talking about how our social life hinders my weight loss efforts as we eat out a lot. (my schedule) But my body wants to lose the fat around my waist and get healthy. I've heard from several of you that say they have lost weight and also eat out a lot so it can be done. Yes, it can by making the healthier choice. WE are going out tonight to bonefish grill so I need to get online and see what they have and count the points. The responsiblity for my health and weight is mine, and mine alone! Just need that reminder constantly!

In first grade, when we got our first report cards, I got an unsatisfactory in "Takes care of personal belongings." Guess I didn't learn much as I still have trouble with that. Looking at my messy desk, I own it, so if I don't like it, I need to do something about iT! So I will, right after I finish this blog! Later.

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/6/2011 6:07AM

    All the best to everyone, on our weight-loss journey through 2011 !
Happy New Year !

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BUGGYS 1/5/2011 1:22PM

    I'm a Pisces as well!!! I told Andi on her blog that restaurant food is loaded with salt and added fat...even the healthy choices so maybe you can ask to have your dish made without salt, butter, oil, etc....restaurants want your business so they will prepare things the way you want!

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ANDI571 1/5/2011 1:15PM

    So funny, we are both Pisces. I do know it's all about attitude and good choices whether we eat at home or eat out. Skinnieminnie just said, you can't be grateful and put yourself down at the same time. So true.

I went to WW's two weeks ago. At that time, I had actually lost .6 pounds since the last weigh in in November. I thought I was on a roll, then went hay wire for some reason. I just have to get my priorities straight. Life will not beat me!

We will do it, just keep on keeping on.

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KASEYCOFF 1/5/2011 11:36AM

    I totally agree with your determination - and whenever we go out to eat, I always check the restaurant's online menu. (And if they don't HAVE an online menu, they obviously don't want my business, lol!) Sort of like the scout motto, 'Be prepared!' :-D

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KALANIA 1/5/2011 11:06AM

    Well said and so true!

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SO DISILLUSIONED, I WANTED TO CRY!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I need to go back and read my last blog or two. emoticon Today I had a meltdown and I wanted to cry. I had a 10:00 meeting with my photographer so thought about not going to WW but decided at the last min to go. It was packed with newbies of course. I weighed in and I gained 2.4 pounds so I am almost back to where I was when I started last year. I could just feel the tears welling up I was so frustrated. The girl next to me Kept telling me I could do it, just give it time but I've only gained weight since I went back in November before TG. I guess I set myself up for failure to join at that time but my lifestyle is so hectic and busy, I find myself out to eat half the time which is the kiss of death.

Okay, so I am going to be calm about this thing and decide what to do. Stay like I am or commit and give up alcohol and everything else that isn't within my allotted points. And get moving. I guess I really don't have the get up and go about it. Do I really want to weigh 160 lbs? Do I really? I'm just disgusted.

Out to dinner tomorrow night with friends. Going to DIsney Friday through Sunday, Going to Atlanta the following weekend. In between there's the Chamber Annual Banquet. And Niagara Falls at the end of the month. I guess I'm just having too much fun in my life to be troubled by a few pounds.

I'm not giving up though, it is just going to take a while to get on the WW track. Still havent' learned the new program enough to get settled into it so I don't know where I'm going. emoticon I feel better just venting. Later.

  
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CELLOPLAYER1 1/4/2011 8:49PM

    You can loose weight while eating out. You just need to make good choices and watch the portion size. I lost 23 founds while having to eat out while our kitchen was being remodeled.

Hang in there you can do this!

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BUGGYS 1/4/2011 7:03PM

    I have been up and down for the past 10 years and just haven't gotten a handle on it until I went on SP...no, I haven't lost alot of weight but I am still encouraged by all of you who support me...so stick with it and with the healthy choices that you can make, you will do it!

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ELSCO55 1/4/2011 6:34PM

    We all have times that we get off track. The new program is so different,but you will learn it. Keep on tracking and you will beat the scale.

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REJ7777 1/4/2011 6:24PM

    That's what venting on SP is for! emoticon

You would probably be gaining a lot more if you weren't going to WW and Sparking! You'll get results equal to the effort you're willing to make. And right now, you're certainly making some efforts and getting some good results, even though not as good as you'd like. Every day is a new series of choices! emoticon

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ANDI571 1/4/2011 6:13PM

    You can eat out and get your weight under control. It's all about choices. I eat out most of the time. I ate out all 3 meals today.

I had an Egg McMuffin for breakfast. I made it less calories by taking off 1/2 of the muffin. For lunch we went to Red Lobster. I haven't had popcorn shrimp in forever so that is what I ordered. I did eat all of the shrimp, but just a few bites of the baked potato (I could have made it better to have taken off most of the butter), all of the salad, but dipped my fork in the dressing. I took a couple of bites instead of eating the whole biscuit. For dinner we ate Popeye's chicken. I pulled off all the skin and just ate the chicken, and had the mashed potatoes. I did eat 1/2 of the biscuit.

Granted today was a little higher than I usually do. I usually leave off the biscuits when I eat those places, but I just was in the mood to eat it today.

I order off of the kids menu or the senior menu's. D1 and I split meals most of the time. That way if we order an 8 oz. steak, I only get 4 oz. with 1/2 of a baked potato.

Just make wise choices when eating out, and most of all, stop when you start feeling full. It can be done, I am living proof (when I don't eat from emotions).

You can do it. Just don't quit. All you have done is slowed your process, you haven't stopped it. Good for you going to WW's today. I opted out of my meeting today.

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KASEYCOFF 1/4/2011 5:46PM

    I know what you mean, hon - we've ALL been there. And yes, it's a matter of choices: what do you want, and how much do you want it? If you are happier and more comfortable when you're not struggling to resist the things that make life enjoyable, it's an option. If you are willing not just to forego the 'goodies' for a short term for perhaps forever - in terms of lifestyle change - that's another option. Give it some careful thought and consider what you want most and what you're willing to do to get it. No judgment: it's what YOU are happiest with, Carol. emoticon

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JENNY888 1/4/2011 5:37PM

    Don't give up. You can do it. It will take awhile, but the correct habits will emerge. It is just harder than you originally thought. This happens to all of us.

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