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Down, but not out

Friday, February 28, 2014

I started working downtown. It's a consulting job that may turn into a permanent job. I absolutely love the work. However, the commute is rough. I get up between 4:30 and 5:00 in the morning. I get home around 6:30pm.

I started eating a ton of fast food, and I've gained back most of the weight I've lost. I've been really sore too. My back hurts, and I definitely have plantar fasciitis. I keep getting frustrated because of the pain. I try to eat better, but I have always dealt with pain by eating junk food.

I want a new habit. Since I'm in so much pain, I deserve to feel better. I don't deserve junk food. That makes me feel good for a few seconds. I deserve healthy pampering that helps me get stronger.

It's time to get serious.

  
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GINA812 3/5/2014 3:35PM

    You can do this, Lori! One choice at a time.

I'm finding that home-made potato chips (sliced potatoes, baked, without oil) and fruit satisfy my crunchy and sweet cravings. I like knowing exactly what I'm eating! (And knowing it's healthier than the alternative)



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EVIE4NOW 2/28/2014 11:14PM

  Find a new hobby or read a good book to escape from the junk food. Pamper yourself with a hot bath complete with bubbles and candles and aroma. Try a new manicure or hair do. You can get beyond the junk food.

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GAILANN48 2/28/2014 10:55PM

    I'm glad you've got a new job you like, even though it's led to the return of some habits you don't want to keep. And the pain makes it tougher. I love how strong you sound through it all though, and it's great to see a new blog from you. I always appreciate your perspective and learn from what you have to say. We can do this, Lori.

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MADMANSMAMA87 2/28/2014 10:53PM

    You can do it, Lori!
I believe in you:)
Stay Positive,

Jes

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Struggling with healthy eating

Friday, November 15, 2013

I'm struggling lately with making good food choices. I haven't been writing down my challenges in my journal. I have hated food shopping lately. I don't feel like cooking. The good news in all of this is that even though I'm not doing as well as I was before, I'm not doing terribly. I still make better choices than before. I'm eating more vegetables. I'm eating less junk.

I am going to focus on getting some recipes for quick, healthy meals that I can make when I'm tired. I'm also going to get back to my journal. When I write in there about my food struggles, it helps me to make better choices.

  
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RUDITUDI2000 11/27/2013 10:51AM

    Sounds like you are making great strides with your eating long term! Just jump back in, some moments are better than others, you can do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GGJUNEBUG 11/18/2013 2:23PM

    Yeah, I agree about having some quick meals to reach to when you're tired: that has been a similar struggle for me as well. I've stocked up on bags of spinach which is one vegetable I could eat raw or sauteed in butter in a pan which will give me my daily portion of vegetables. I also have chicken strips by Perdue which could be microwaved, and some chicken/turkey cold cuts for sandwiches.

What to do? Am often on the go.

Have a good week! Good luck with making your food choices. You're doing good.

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GAILANN48 11/16/2013 5:01AM

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It sounds as if you've acknowledged where you are, answered your own questions, and have a sound plan! It doesn't get any better! We really are our own best teachers, aren't we?
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FAVALL 11/15/2013 8:21PM

    We all get in the dumps and aren't inspired with food from time to time. Recommend making some healthy freezer meals for days when you don't feel like cooking. I also like to use a crock pot so its started in the morning before I get exhausted from my afternoon workout. A refreshing smoothie with extra protein (powder or yogurt) will fit the need and won't come with any guilt. Food is fuel. Gp burn some calories and you'll be more likely to stick to choosing healthy food fuel options so that you aren't wasting all that hard workout effort.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/15/2013 6:58PM

    sounds like a good plan!

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REBIRTHDIVA 11/15/2013 5:22PM

    don't beat yourself up. this is a process. some days are better than others. i know when i'm struggling writing it out in my journal really helps me.

be kind and loving to yourself every day. you are worthy. you deserve it!
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EBURGITE 11/15/2013 3:55PM

    best of all to you. emoticon

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My Adventure

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Today, I'm wearing my new pink SparkPeople t-shirt and drinking from my new SparkPeople glass water bottle. They are gifts from my husband and my son. They both are very supportive of my weight-loss journey. My son even got me a birthday card that plays "Girl Just Wanna Have Fun" because he knows that's my favorite song on my Just Dance workout game.

They get it. They get how important this is to me. In some ways, it's all very serious. I'm morbidly obese, and I really need to change my ways. In this way, I feel like Frodo and Sam from Lord of the Rings. They are going on this impossible journey to destroy the one ring. Their journey is filled with heartbreak. On the other hand, it's quite a grand adventure. They make new life-long friends and the learn just how strong and persistent they can be. They realize how one small hobbit can make a big difference.

My journey isn't as scary as theirs. There are no orcs, uruk-hai, or ringwraiths chasing me. I don't carry a sword. (Hey! Wouldn't it be cool if I had a sword that turned blue not when there were orcs nearby, but when there were unhealthy foods nearby! SparkPeople! Get on that!) However, there will be some heartbreak. The scale isn't always going to move like I want it to. I'm not always going to make the right choices. However, although it seems like a longshot, I am going to make it to Mount Doom. I am going to toss my unhealthy lifestyle into the volcano and be done with it. It's going to take awhile for me to get there, but I will get there. Along the way, I'm meeting new people. I'm learning how to forge ahead when I want to quit. I'm learning just how strong I can be.

This is going to be a great adventure. I'm going to try new foods. I'm going to try new exercise. I'm going to meet new friends. I'm going to look back and see that it was all worth it.

  
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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 11/14/2013 7:55PM

    You have got to check out
http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog
/2012/07/23/walking/

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GGJUNEBUG 11/2/2013 8:55PM

    Awesome blog. Love how it was worded, very creative. :D

Love it!

Enjoy the new lifestyle and yes, it would be awesome if we had a blue sword to zap all those unhealthy foods. LOL LOL.

Have a good weekend!
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SMART4ANDREY 10/30/2013 5:16PM

    You know Lord of the rings way too well:)
Although, being a hobbit is a good role model, they eat a lot of veggies!

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SMITTY4RL 10/30/2013 8:00AM

    Woo-hoo--love the positive attitude here! And I also love the support you have, you're right, they 'get' it. Good luck with your adventure and don't take any wooden nickels from any orcs!

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/29/2013 8:42PM

    Love this! You are so awesome!
I didn't know yesterday was your birthday!
Happy Belated Birthday!!
I hope you had a wonderful day!!!
It sounds like you did!
Keep pushing yourself! You are doing amazing things!
There's no doubt in my mind that you'll make it to your Mount Doom:)
Stay strong lady!!

Jes

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/29/2013 4:26PM

    I love it that you are seeing this journey as an adventure! I see it that way too, an awesome adventure!

Thats great that your husband and son are so supportive. Enjoy your new Sparkpeople gifts!

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Today, I am 47 years old. My goal was to lose 15 lbs by my birthday, and I did. Awesome. I've had lots of non-scale victories along the way too. I'm so happy to be back on SparkPeople. I have a new login streak! I'm exercising more, eating more fruits and veggies, and just happier in general.

It's become so much more than losing weight. It's become a journey to have a fulfilling life. I'm not waiting until I'm thin to have a great life. I'm having it now. I think that attitude is making it easier for me to develop my healthy habits. It's not a diet. It's the kind of life I want to be living from now on.

I'm off to have a birthday dinner with my son. My husband is working. I'm having pie for dessert. Hold the guilt! Ha!

  
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GGJUNEBUG 11/2/2013 9:29PM

    Yay! So happy you hit the 15 pound loss mark by your birthday! Happy Birthday!!

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FIRECRACKER61 10/29/2013 10:05PM

    OOH! I am so proud of you too. Happy, happy birthday! I'm so glad you got out and celebrated with your baby boy! Your right about enjoying life now. Thats something that has just become relative to me too because I was always waiting until ...but life happens every day and its a gift we should appreciate. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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SMART4ANDREY 10/29/2013 2:22PM

    47 and 15 lbs - done and done:)
Congratulations!

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GINA812 10/29/2013 10:11AM

    I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!! :)

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PHYLISSCR 10/28/2013 11:04PM

    Happy birthday to you, but more important woohoo for meeting your goals. Awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIGER_LILY_613 10/28/2013 10:07PM

    Have a wonderful, joyful, happy birthday !
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BECKY0111 10/28/2013 9:09PM

    Happy Birthday! Nothing wrong with birthday pie. Congrats on losing 15 pounds. 2 reasons to celebrate!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/28/2013 7:52PM

    Happy birthday! And congratulations on your awesome positive attitude and non-scale victories!

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SUEPERWOMAN 10/28/2013 7:50PM

 

How wonderful, happy birthday! Way to go !!

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STFRENCH 10/28/2013 6:22PM

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I posted in "Secrets of Success"

Thursday, October 17, 2013

www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=
41826_its_not_all_about_me


My SparkCoach activity was to post in Secrets of Success. I posted about how keeping up with and commenting on stuff in my friend feed helps keep me motivated. I'm so thankful for my Spark Friends!

  
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 10/18/2013 9:05AM

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4TRUMAMA 10/17/2013 9:52PM

  I'm sure enjoying the Friend Feed----It's encouraging!

Have a great weekend!

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/17/2013 9:52PM

    Just liked your secret:)
I'm thankful for you too, my friend!

Jes

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MADEIT3 10/17/2013 4:40PM

    Great secret. I'll go like it now!

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