Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Well, I haven't blogged in over a month now and since then everything has gone fairly badly. I was motivated post holidays to get back on track and did well for only about two weeks and since, I just can't seem to get back in the groove and/or find my motivation to treat my body the way it deserves to be treated. Every day I wake up and say this is the day; I do well for most of the day and after dinner is usually when it falls apart. Then there's multiple celebrations that have been happening..... birthdays, bridal showers, weddings, graduations, most recently Memorial Day. I know those are not going to go away. If you are living there will always be a holiday, there will always be something to celebrate, and I've drilled it into my head more times than one can imagine, that everything can be done in moderation, yet lately, I haven't done that either. Why????? I don't have the answer. And I continue to to my daily walking ( I thank God and my dog for that) otherwise, I would have slid much farther than I have, but I really need to find a way to reign in all of those bad habits to which I am reverting. I feel guilt, disappointment, anger frustration, all in the name of not having enough self control to turn this around, yet I still sit here stuck in this quandry of what to do and how to help myself.
I'm a great one for dishing out advice, yet I don't listen to my own words. Spring is here, summer is upon us. I desire to eat better, to feel better, to look better. All that will lead to better heath and more happiness....... so what's stopping me???? I DON'T KNOW!!
I keep thinking that I need to find a streak perhaps to commit myself to, but I think that's where I'm lacking. I'm not finding the strength within myself. So perhaps a team that will force me to commit to some type of challenge to push me and to motivate me. I know I've found strength in groups before, and I think that is a major reason that I found success with Spark before. Advice and encouragement that I have gotten from friends and members helped me lose weight when I started, but now even that doesn't seem to be striking the right nerve.
Please let me know if there is anyone out there that would like to join me in some type of "group project" to lay it all down and start fresh and commit to healthy eating, exercise and a goal to lose some weight. I just can't trust myself to do this alone.
I blogged in the past about so many Sparkfriends that have disappeared over the year. I think when I was motivating and encouraging them I found the strength to keep myself on track, but now they are gone, and I feel myself slipping away too. I don't want this to happen. I promised myself and many other people as well, that "I will not go back there"
So today is a new week, a new day, a new chance. I'm going to search the teams, hopefully, find something that will suit my needs, but in the meantime, I am open to suggestions and advice, but mostly am hoping to find a few people who would like to join me in a "Welcome Summer" challenge that will get us and keep us motivated and will help on this ever long and difficult journey. Come on Spark people..... let's do ourselves proud. Let's try to put into practice everything we have learned ; most especially to never give up!!
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Success.... that's what!! I think I'm not alone in being one of the people who complain that "I've only lost half a pound!!" That being said, I've always struggled with weight loss and have really had the most success since I've been a Spark member. I could go on and on with accolades for Spark and all its members, but you all know where I stand on that. My point is simply stated in the picture. A half a pound IS a big deal. Even if it doesn't look like much when you weigh in once a week; it all adds up and before you know it you are well on your way to being the you that you want to be. Keep going.... Don't ever give up!! You will find your rainbow.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Thanks to anybody who congratulated me for losing 13 lbs.... if only that were true. When I was logging in my new weight I typed in the wrong number but then immediately when back and changed it, but I guess it already got "out there" Long story short... I did lose 3 lbs, but NOT 13. I will keep working on that though!!
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
As most of you know who read my blogs that I walk pretty much every day with my dog in the woods or on any remote roads that I can find away from traffic and a lot of people. I have a favorite spot (actually I have several), but they have all been rough going this winter with all the snow but more so the ICE!! I have been diligently careful to maneuver these trails all winter without falling... well actually, I did fall a few times but without a problem. Well, my luck finally ran out. Yesterday I was navigating a "river". There are actually a lot more of them now because a great deal of them a not really rivers, they are only a result of the quickly melting snow. But as I was crossing a footbridge over an actual river, I slipped on the slush and BOOM!! .... my leg slid off the bridge and into the river I went, banging my knee and right shin on the side of the bridge on the way down... WOW!! that water is cold this time of year!! Well, as I always say it could have been worse. I was able to stand (the water wasn't that deep), I was able to pull myself back onto the bridge, although I was wet, I wasn't that far from the car and I managed to escape with only a few scrape and one big bruise on my knee, but nothing broken or sprained . Sadly, this won't dissuade me from my springtime walking in the water, slush and mud. I don't know if sadly was the right word... maybe not the best idea, but nevertheless, I'll keep walking in the woods; Iguess I look at it as a challenge at this point. Don't worry; I"ll be careful. I just have to remember to bring a big towel to wipe down the dog before he gets mud all over the car, and I will continue to remember to carry my cell phone just in case....
The picture I've posted is usually a small pond and a large grassy field. Now it's just one big lake; just to give you some idea of the amount of water that is flowing down off off the mountain.
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