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Enjoying Life to the FULLEST today.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

This morning I did not wake up to great to begin with..aches and pains did not sleep a wink last night for some reason..well I thought well i am off from work one more week i'll get the sleep tonight.. and I will take it easy today.. well my boys wanted to get out and enjoy life..I did not tell anyone how I was feeling and went ahead with thier plan.. we ended up at Miami Sequariam.. we spent the whole day looking at the whales and dolfins.. we laughed got wet and they had a small arnival rides we rode on all of them we walked like crazy so I got my exercise in 8569 steps.. but i notice I was tiring out huffing and puffing to keep uup with them.. but did not say a peep I was enjoying them laughing and learning about the turtles..then we went to a small little place to eat by the ocean..I ate clean although I was diying for a pick me up (soda pop) I orered water with lemon we talked fo hours then just outside we sat and heard some locals playing Jazzy blues music till the sun set had some gelato but I enjoyed my day to the fullest it was good for my soul..it got me thinking that sometimes one must just leave everything at home just the way it is and pick up and do something totally out of the ordinare of the day and enjoy life to th fullest I am proud to say that today I made some memories for my boys to remember me by.. and with that I must take care of myself lose the weight to be healthy agian for me to enjoy days like today

  
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XME501 1/1/2013 2:11PM

    What a wonderful day you had!! Good for you. When I was growing up we did a lot of spontaneous things. We did not have a car and people would just drop by. Mom would put together a picnic lunch for all - seems like she always had the makings- and off we would go to the river. And, what fun we would have.

So glad you did that - and am sure you and your family will have some wonderful memories of your day.

And a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
barb

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MSANITAL 12/30/2012 5:30AM

    sounds like you had a great day.. which was just what you may of needed,

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PHEBESS 12/29/2012 9:57PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day!

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/29/2012 9:26PM

    one day at a time i thought it was great that you got out there and enjoyed life when you were feeling not so good and you have beautiful memories. hugs

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DJ4HEALTH 12/29/2012 6:42PM

    You can get healthy, it just takes time. One step at a time!! start out small and work up to longer times and you will be able to do that same thing and then you will also notice that you are not huffing and puffing as you walk.

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UPSET BUT TRYING

Friday, December 28, 2012

I am upset with myself gained 40 pounds in one year lose 15 pounds then gain it back like nothing stays off..i get motivated to the max then lose it all...then i say something is wrong with me for not stickin to it i see everybody else does..well i am doing it again lets see what the new holds up..they say to blog make friends trakin everything and not letting the slip ups get to you to pick yourself up and start again so that is what i am doing as of today..today i drank no soda pops walked for 5689 steps at least its a start.. gonna stick with these two changes for two weeks.. let you know how it went..wish me luck

  
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DJ4HEALTH 12/28/2012 11:04PM

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FITWITHIN 12/28/2012 8:26PM

    Don't get to upset with the setback. We have them from time to time. Just re-evaluate what your doing and just get back on track. emoticon emoticon

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BECKYANNE1 12/28/2012 7:58PM

    Good Luck! You can do it! I don't know what will make you keep going. It took me a couple of years to finally get it and now that I've reached my goal, I never want to go back. You just have to keep pushing even when you want to give in. Hopefully after awhile it will be easier for you.

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/28/2012 7:53PM

    you are doing awesome so far. just keep it up. don't look back only forward. eat as healthy as you can , exercise as often as you can get 8 hrs of sleep and smile. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 12/28/2012 7:49PM

    That IS a good start! Make small promises to yourself and keep them, do it again and again and when you fall off the wagon get right back on and let the guilt go@

You are worth the time and effort this takes!

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Things are looking good..

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This time around I have been more committed to my changing the way I live my life. I try to live each day to the fullest with no regrets..I have been exercising more and more .. made it like a game always looking to sneek in 10 mins of moving around my main thing is walking.. by the end of the day with its and bits here and there makes it to 45 mins or more.. now I am incorporating some weights.. gonna try out sit ups and push ups.. before I did not care now I do... want to get to 50 nice and healthy... ( I am 47) right now I can play with my boys at the park or on wii.. I am proud of that for I am making memories for them of a fun mom...The eating on most of the time I do good but once every two weeks I get a craving and I sometimes give in.. but the good thing is the next day I push harder on my exercise.. also I made it like a game to try a new fruit or veggie every week .. finding that I love kale.. on the fruits I am like dragon fruit ... want to be adventurance... getting into eating once a week vegetarian..so that I tried out tofu .. was not so bad.. I mean things are looking good because now I choose healthy items without thinking or dreading it... I'm having more energy .. but do not get me wrong there are days life just does not let me do all the healthy things I am doing (STRESS) but the next day I get back on the barn wagon and move forward... and the best of all this change this time around is that I am enjoying it .. and my sons are proud of me ... not that feeling is the best to have them look up to me....

  
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LHLADY517 9/18/2012 9:38PM

    Sounds like a great plan.

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SUSANBEAMON 9/18/2012 3:24PM

  about those cravings, if they are for trigger food that you cannot control your responce to, try substatuting something close that is good for you. if it is just for something not on you food plan, why is that food in moderation not on your food plan? craving usually are your bodys' attempt to tell you it is missing some nutriciant

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Changing my ways at work..

Monday, September 17, 2012

Today is Monday and I am at work .. I work in a public school system I am what my kids call the lunch lady.. I am the manager of a cafeteria in my school..today is a no students in school but I have the option to work it or stay at home .. if I stay I get no pay and can not do that for the moment.. I came in at my regular hours I start at 6 am.. I did my computer papers for the day recieved a produce delivery put them away now I have nothing to do so I decided to make up a game for every hour I must dedicate 10 mins of walking around the caferteria area.. so far did 4 ten mins that is 40 mins ... and still got 4 more hours to go before I leave.. before I would mope around dread coming to work on no students day.. now I am looking forward to these days because now I am making it some ME time ...exercising and meditating after I do all my required paper work of the day..Its kinda fun too making the day into a game...anything to get me motivated to get up and move around...so work is not boring after all!!!!!

  
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MARI-SERV 9/17/2012 4:12PM

    emoticon I try to get out at work and walk the parking lots....all those 10 minutes add up don't they?

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CATLADY52 9/17/2012 3:55PM

    Sounds good to me. emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 9/17/2012 1:02PM

    And you get to do it uninterrupted since the kids are gone and all your friends and family know you are at work and wont bother you. Sounds like a good plan. Perhaps there is a way to incorporate this in your regular schedule.

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Small Small Victories

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today I got to thinking that I am going to start thinking positive about myself, not get STRESS about anything, to not beat myself up for every little mistake I do ar did,because let me tell ya I am very very hard on myself I want everything to go perfect .. now you know that life does not let you do that.. she keeps throwing curve balls so that I can swing harder... well I got to analyzing this morning with my breakfast.. thinking on all the things that I have been doing right even if I slip sometimes but I get back up and move forward.. I am eating healthier making better choices not frying at all eating lots of fruits and veggies even trying out new ones..I have been exercising I start off with the 10 mins then end up with 30 to 45 mins most of the days I am feeling better not as tired when I am working.. I am sleeping better 7 to 8 hours.. I am more organized life seem simpler when things are in order.. my clothes fit looser.. but my scale does not move but like I said I am not gonna let it get to me I have lots of other accomplishments.. oh I am even playing with my boys at the park this momma is not sitting on the side line watching them have fun now I am having fun and best of all making memories.... I think these are all pretty good small victories ...

  
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THRIVE2DAY 9/13/2012 2:07PM

    Stop being so hard on yourself: these are HUGE victories.

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LINDA! 9/13/2012 8:17AM

    emoticon Have a great day!

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/13/2012 7:21AM

    It's wonderful when we can be our own best friend!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

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MYBULLDOGS 9/13/2012 6:55AM

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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

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