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Getting my mojo back

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

It feels like I've lost my mojo for a real long time and just kept on taking steps backwards because of it but finally I'm getting back into the swing of things. I just need to remember that when I slip up and eat that extra serving of sweet potato chips like I did this morning not to keep beating myself up about it.

  
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BRONXBABE 7/12/2013 11:35AM

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You've got the right attitude!

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AURIE821 7/12/2013 9:34AM

    Thanks for the motivation Lulu.

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LIVELYLULU37 7/9/2013 11:08AM

    Don't let it get you down, and keep at it. With me I just kept trying. Im no expert but when the time is right for you...things will fall into place. I had so many attempts at dieting, until I realized it is not a diet I am on, it is a change of lifestyle. Sedentary to Active and being aware of what goes in my mouth. To this day I don't think I have fully tracked a day( maybe a few now) but it's all about taking baby steps and believing in yourself. When you master one step change another. It's as easy as that. You can do this!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Finally I lost weight!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I am so proud. I finally lost four pounds. It seems like a small part of the big picture but I am so proud of each and every ounce. To see that little weight loss tracker finally move is such a big motivation to keep me going. Thank you spark people and all my friends and family you really keep me going. I feel like I'm accepting an Oscar right now. emoticon

  
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AURIE821 8/5/2011 9:21AM

    Thanks for the support guys. You all know it's a daily struggle but I'm taking it just one day at a time.

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THELILEA 8/3/2011 1:26PM

    That's a hug number!!! CONGRATULATIONS, and keep on rockin'!!
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THELILEA 8/3/2011 1:26PM

    That's a hug number!!! CONGRATULATIONS, and keep on rockin'!!
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THELILEA 8/3/2011 1:26PM

    That's a hug number!!! CONGRATULATIONS, and keep on rockin'!!
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THELILEA 8/3/2011 1:25PM

    That's a hug number!!! CONGRATULATIONS, and keep on rockin'!!
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CHEETARA79 8/3/2011 12:39PM

    Nice job!

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JENNKFIT 8/2/2011 11:31PM

    Congrats and keep up the good work!


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The people we love

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I love my boyfriend. He is my "partner" in crime. We have been together for almost 7 years and have two children. I hate to blame my weight on anyone else so I'm not going to even try to pass the buck on him. No one tied me up and forced me to eat and not exercise. Just what do you do when the people you love are even more inactive than you are and have no concern about their eating habits? I've tried to tell him all the things he's eating that are not good for him. I've tried giving him a smaller portion and even a smaller plate in the hopes that he wouldn't notice. I feel like I'm his mother more than his girlfriend and I hate that. Nothing has worked so I just came to the conclusion that I can't make him change. He has to do that for himself. His bad habits however affect me. It's kind of hard to keep focused on my goals when he brings home french toast from IHOP. I know that he loves me but these things aren't helping.

  
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JENNKHEALTH 9/3/2010 9:53AM

    Keep up your healthy habits for yourself as well. After 7 years change will take time. I like the fresh peach suggestion, one day you may find a nice bag of apples on the counter instead of IHOP.

My boyfriend used to always offer me soda, and loved me at my 195 weight. Now he's getting used to the differences in me and also got used to just offering me water. I quit soda years ago and took the habit up again because he almost lives on soda and coffee. It's always at his mothers house and every visit I'd have a glass, it started as an 'okay just a glass as a treat' and months later I'm drinking 5 glasses a week!! Now every time we visit his mother, he only offers me water:D

Changes in his lifestyle will come from him, you're right about that. I believe that your healthy habits can rub off on him just as unhealthy habits rub off on you. Seeing your progress may turn into an inspiration for him:D

Good luck and never give up on your goals. Make every day a new day to be successful.

Jenn:D

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AURIE821 8/31/2010 10:36AM

    Thanks Barb. The walk after dinner sounds great and I think he might actually go for that.

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BOOCH6 8/31/2010 9:40AM

    Can you maybe suggest a walk after dinner ? Tell him you want to enjoy the last nice nights of summer. As far as the "treats", that's a tough one, but maybe tell him just as you said it in your blog, "I love you and it's so sweet of you, but I'm working on feeling better. Next time you're near a grocery store a fresh peach would be terrific ". Corny, I know, but it might get the point across.
Otherwise, enjoy him. He sounds like a great guy !
- Barb
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Half of my closet is gone!

Friday, August 20, 2010

This week I think I finally hit rock bottom. I feel like I'm a recovering drug addict but my addiction was food. On the weekend I decided to de-clutter my house and get rid of some things from my closet. I got rid of some outfits that no longer fit but that I loved very much. I had to face the reality that they just don't fit so there's no point in keeping them around. Half of my closet is gone and that feeling was so depressing. When I came to work and didn't get the chance to go for a walk like I planned it made me sit and think that nothing is going to change and then I just broke. It was the worst feeling in the world and I never want to experience it again. I'm not an overly emotional person at work so my boss was a bit surprised. She was super supportive though and offered to help me. Now I feel like I can do this and I have the support I need. I don't care how other people see me. I just want to be able to look in the mirror and see someone I recognize and someone I think is as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. I just want to see a happy and healthy me. Thanks to everyone for all the support.

  
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TWOBOYS3503 8/20/2010 10:32AM

    That just means it's time to go shopping!!!!! Keep your head up!!

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XRAYSOTO 8/20/2010 10:28AM

    I have to agree look at all the extra room you have to get new clothes....that can be a great motivator emoticon

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KARRIE213 8/20/2010 10:27AM

    I just wanted to let you know that I am the same way. I need so badly to clean out my closet, there are only a few outfits that I actually wear but I'm very scared to do so. Some of the clothes mean alot to me. I just wanted to say that if you ever need someone to talk to, I would be more than happy to have another friend.

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HIPPIE44 8/20/2010 10:25AM

    well juat think of all the room in there for the NEW clothes you'll be needing!!!

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