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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Things are actually going well, though I've not been doing a lot of exercising. I've been sick for about two weeks with this sinus infection and it's impossible to get exercise in. I haven't gained any weight which is actually the important thing. That and I am just feeling really god about myself right now.

I have started back with my Buddhist chanting and my yoga and that is really helping me a lot. And my guy is still wonderful and into me, so that's a great blessing.

I'm feeling calm and focused and happy which beats dropping weight any day of the week.

My goals for this year is to continue with my yoga and chanting and to get serious about my writing. I'm also going to eat healthier and incorporate more cardio (once I am fully well).

Life is good and I want that to be my focus over all.

  
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H2O4LIFE 1/31/2008 4:02PM

    Sounds good. Feel better soon.~hugs

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MS_TLC 1/24/2008 10:16PM

    "I'm feeling calm and focused and happy which beats dropping weight any day of the week."

And I shout a loud AMEN to this statement. I believe the mind-body connection is the most important part of developing a healthy lifestyle. Every time I feel nourished, I don't feel like I'm doing something unnatural.

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Check-in - 1/10/08

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I have been very busy and have not had time to check in here lately. I have been doing some massive cleaning which really puts me in a completely different mind-space. I feel much better about everything and I am enjoying myself more in my off-line life.

There was a time when I was tethered to my computer and even with the support and wanting to lose weight, I was spending MORE time online talking about losing than getting offline and doing something about it. So this year? New change. I'll just be doing check-ins and seeing how people are doing, but I'm not going to be living on this thing.

In cleaning news, I have been doing so, so well, I am elated. My kitchen has now become my new sanctuary which is very interesting. Not in a bad way - not at all. I'm very into keeping it cleaned and also for cooking. Now, I have this boyfriend that I'm cooking for as well as my family and the weird thing is, it's not for me. I'm not going to be sitting here gorging on all of this food. I have been cooking very healthy foods for myself lately and it's paying off. I haven't been able to experience because I have been down with a sinus infection, but I'll be getting over that soon.

Bottom line: Everything is going really well and I am happy. I'm looking for very good things to come and I am hoping that within a week, I will have hit my first mini-goal! And if not, everything will still be excellent. :)

  
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NANDINI/PATTI 1/10/2008 7:52PM

    Ah, a mututal realization. I'd gotten into that spending too much time here mode as well. Finally, I've learned to say that I'll check in after exercise, then disappear for two or three hours.

Want to come clean and discover my kitchen???? It could use it! But, the liking to cook thing is not about to rub off! I hate it.

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Everything is New

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I'm feeling very good today, mostly because I saw my man today. It's strange because I am so comfortable around him and I don't feel self-conscious at all. Experiencing that only makes me want to get healthier and to lose weight. It feels good because I'm not trying to lose weight to get a man. I have the man! LOL!

I'm going to go grocery shopping and get some healthy foods. I need to get more gluten-free foods and fresh vegetables. I hate winter in MI because a number of my fruits are either unattainable or they cost an arm and a leg!

I'm also doing some well-needed cleaning and I'm so happy about it. I really need to get rid of a lot of things and it's so cathartic.

It's wonderful the way that this year is starting out and I'm excited to see where things will be come December.

  
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LEILAHT 1/5/2008 4:34PM

    Way to go! I know what you mean about produce being expensive. Check out Meijer for GF foods. Our local one has a bunch. One of my celiac friends said she saw some at Walmart too.

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Start of Something Wonderful

Monday, December 31, 2007

I've gained a majority of the weight that I lost this summer, but a lot of things have changed in a good way.

Things have progressed quite nicely with the guy that I met at my job. The wonderful thing is that he accepts me as I am right now which only makes me feel even better about myself and makes me want to be healthier for myself and for him.

I'm going to go back to my gluten-free eating because every bad symptom has returned - horrible cramps, lethargy, acid reflux, headaches. It's unbelievable!

So what is the plan?

* Logging into SparkPeople at least once a day
* Log my food at least 5 times a week
* Do at least 20 minutes of cardio four times a week

I'm keeping my goals simple and attainable because setting goals too high is the quickest road to failure.

This is the year of success.

  
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MY_AGREEMENT 1/1/2008 4:51PM

    Good for you, setting healthy, attainable goals for the new year. You can do it! (By the way, I know just how you feel about the guy you're dating. I am in a similar situation, with a guy who is crazy about me just the way I am; he makes me feel so good about myself, which inspires me to work for a body that LOOKS the way I feel.)

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MS_TLC 1/1/2008 12:39AM

    You caught my attention on your home page with the reference to Aaliyah's song (my favorite one from her). The more I read on your page, the more I saw we have in common -- I wasn't as detailed on my page but we like a lot of the same things. If you'd like a Spark Buddy to help with your goals let me know, I'll check in on you REGULARLY :-).

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NANDINI/PATTI 12/31/2007 3:49PM

    Fantastic attitude! Simple is always best!

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Goodbye 10%!!!

Monday, August 13, 2007


I have met one of my major milestones that always managed to elude me in the past -- I have lost 10% of my body weight!!!

There are no words to describe how happy I am right now. There are a lot of beautiful and wonderful things going on in my life right now and it seems the less I stress and lament over my weight, the more natural the loss is. I'm not working out as much as I should, but I am eating well and I am active. I'm just happy that the weight is still coming off.

So for this week, I have some goals that I really want to complete:

- I will log at least 5 days this week
- I will do at least 30 minutes of cardio four days this week
- I will continue my cleaning (which is so cathartic, it's ridiculous)
- I will post on the message boards at least once a day, if not three times
- I will visit my friends' blogs and add comments to let them know that I'm still around and cheering for them

This is just so amazing. 30 pounds down since June 6th!! I am elated!!

  
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OPRAMUM 8/13/2007 11:30PM

    Good job, what a great accomplishment. It's successes like these that keep us going, isn't it.
I've just started here, I'm trying to be patient and remind myself that it will take time.

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