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Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

This is going to be the year I make my goal weight. A few more months of focus and a little more hard work and I should be there. I am ready to finish this weight loss journey and move on with my new healthy life and healthier me.

  


A new low, in a good way

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Well, this morning I hit a new low, 155. I walked to work when it wasn't raining this week, made it to aikido once, and otherwise managed to avoid too many pitfalls. I even managed to accommodate the surprise tall latte one of my SE's brought me when he showed up in town unexpectedly. Feels pretty good to have the hard work paying off. Now back to work!

  


Heading in the right direction again

Saturday, December 04, 2010

I've extended my walk to work every morning so when I walk I get 30 minutes in before work. I walked 4 times this week. Friday was rainy and I thought I might get soaked, so I drove. Plus I was just really tired from an extremely frustrating, unproductive week. This week I mostly managed to stay in my calories, which I have dropped to 1560 on exercise days, and I aim for under that on days I don't get exercise. I am now back under 160 again. DH is really struggling with his diet. There just doesn't seem to be any way I can help him. That makes me feel bad, and I struggle when I have a "successful" week and he has no change, or a change in the undesired direction. Two years ago on Dec 1 we started this diet, and were greatly successful all through the holidays, so I know I/we can do it again.

  


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Here we are at Thanksgiving again! Wow. In a surprising development at work this week, they let the prez of our division go and hired on a new guy. After two years of being driven into the ground with no hope, the black cloud has lifted and people are joking in the hallways again and some team spirit is coming back. For the first time folks feel optimistic, and you can feel the change. We still have a mad sprint to the finish, but the whole attitude has changed, and the goal to build our division into a sustainable business was something we all needed to hear. Suddenly I have more energy.

I lost the two pounds that week earlier in the month....then of course put it back the next week. My eating wasn't that bad, but I think the exercise went down a little, and the combination put me back up again. It's really discouraging but I am not giving up. I struggle with feeling like there is no point. I've been stuck around 160 for over a year. I look pretty good, and I feel pretty good. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours to get it all done...tracking calories, work, exercise, laundry....Some days I work so hard, and do so well, only to be over by the 6 cashews I ate while cooking dinner. Now with winter coming on and the rains coming it is harder to get exercise. I have decided now that days I walk to work I will leave half and hour early. It only takes 20 minutes to walk to work, but I can extend it to 30 by going through the waterfront park and around the block. So I get a minimum of 30 minutes when I walk. It's a little thing that makes me feel better. Anyway, I'm still here, still healthy, pretty happy, and still trying. That is a good start to being thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



  


Belated thank yous to fellow Sparkers!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Taking a little break at work here after a hectic afternoon. I was just looking at my old and inconsistant blog entries. I discovered comments on several blogs that I have never seen before since I have been so inconsistent in the last year. It was really cool to read the comments and words of encouragement, even belatedly. So thanks everyone, for all the encouragement! Keep up the good work yourselves!

  


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