BIGFAMILY9   60,536
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
BIGFAMILY9's Recent Blog Entries

BLC Goals

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I know I am supposed to use the SMART goals format, I can never remember how that actually goes.... Now that I have done this once before, I want to really focus on making this work for me. I really want to see myself improve in the giving and receiving support. That would make me happy. Plus I really want to lose 12 pounds and once again, my friend exercise and I, we need to get closer, much closer, best buds even! Even when the odds seem against us getting together, we still should meet! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    Great goals! I struggle with exercise too! We're going to rock this challenge!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MYTHMYTH 9/25/2013 9:15AM

    I think that the more you make fitness a priority, the better you will feel. You are going to feel so loud of yourself for doing the exercise even though it was something you absolutely didn't want to do. Even a little bit of exercise is better than nothing at all. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HARRIET8AL 9/25/2013 7:50AM

    My friend the food tracker is so hard for me to get close to. This is the BLC round when our friendship with exercise & nutrition will blossom. Great goals: emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHOCOHOLIC2276 9/25/2013 7:48AM

    Ha ha, I am sure getting in your workouts will help out- emoticon It's hard with a busy life sometimes to fit in that workout but it makes such a difference;)

Report Inappropriate Comment


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Now that we have gotten half way through the BLC challenge they tell me it's time to reflect. Reflect on my previous goal and see where I am in accordance with where I wanted to be upon finishing this challenge. Well here goes....
I was surprised to read over my goals blog and see some of the things I have accomplished. I think me and exercise have become friends, or at least closer friends than what we were before this challenge, thanks to some very well managed workout suggestions from the BLC leaders. (Thank you, ladies!) I really do love the way I feel after working out and that is definitely worth it to me. Because I have been working out I have gotten a chance to de-stress and unwind, thus taking care of another part of my goals.
I still want to lose 12 pounds. I'm not really willing to give up on that, it's my little personal goal, and I really want to get there. If I can't get there, I will forgive myself and move on, but right now, I am believing in my body's ability to do this and my determination to meet with my friend, exercise!
The last part was to make friends and be supportive, hmmm, on that account I'm sure there is still progress to be made. I'm not so good at that, even though I'd love to be. I'm certain I'm not doing it often enough to be effective in being supportive. Sometimes I don't feel like I really know what's expected of me and I'm much better at lurking than supporting. All my team-mates make it look so effortless...( anywho, you can sure tell where my insecurities lie!) On the flip side, I have made some friends. Not all goals met, but a very decent start! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUSTME_KELLYD 6/23/2014 10:39AM

    Glad to hear you and exercise have become friends!! I am still hoping for that. Maybe this summer I will get a new friend ?!?!?

Report Inappropriate Comment
MYTHMYTH 7/23/2013 7:53AM

    emoticon That 12 lb goal is one that you could reach even in 6 weeks if you are very, very careful with your eating and fitness! I need to focus on these 6 weeks too and also have to be very, very careful. emoticon we just have to remind ourselves that if we want it, we are going to have to focus on the things that will make it happen!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

For the 12 weeks that I am a part of BLC, my goals are 1. Lose 12 pounds, 2. learn to make a habit out of exercise, 3. change my attitude about exercise so as to make friends with it, and recognize that I love the way I feel AFTER I've done it, 4. make friends and be supportive. Really I want to de-stress, unwind, and enjoy the people, I think if I can do that I will have come a long way, and that's good enough for me! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMGETSSPARK 7/16/2013 12:04PM

    You have so met these goals!!! Way to go!!! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMGETSSPARK 6/12/2013 3:02PM

    You have great goals and I know how busy you are with your kids. Sometimes we do so much for them, but we have to stop and do for ourselves too. I am here for you!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You can rock this!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MELP06 6/12/2013 12:45AM

    Great goals! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MYTHMYTH 6/11/2013 6:39PM

    emoticon Your goals are clear and concise. Stick to it!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Starting over

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I just did it, the brave thing, I just added pics of myself to use for before and after pics. The best is yet to come! The after pics, cause its so hard to commit to believing that there will be after pics. But it's ok, I'm better and a tad more confident than I was a year ago. Not quite as afraid to come out of hiding and post or be involved in a group, I think!
I've been lurking consistantly, reading and learning and changing the way I feel about me and my ability to make myself better this time.
I've also just joined the 28 Day Boot Camp Challenge Team, it makes me feel a little more commited instead of just involved. I even bought the app for my phone so I could be more involved. The better to lurk! :) AND I even put those pics on as I mentioned at the top!
Wish me luck!

P.s. How do I get my silly pics to behave and turn the right way?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ICAMP2 5/28/2013 9:27PM

    Hi! I saw you on the BLC page! I have 5 children (2 grown out of the home) and three foster kids, so I can really related to the struggle of exercise with multiple children in the home! I look forward to the journey with you!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
STORMYWEN 2/4/2013 10:33AM

    "Starting over" is where I feel I am most days! I also am the mom of many children and know how it feels to get so consumed in caring for them that you have no time left for yourself. Try to make yourself a priority, they need you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUZHOLLE 2/4/2013 10:30AM

    emoticon On starting over!! Remember as long as you don't give up, you can not fail! Getting involved is the way to go. I started out with the Boot Camp too and moved on to some of the other challenges that involve even more participation. So when you're ready check out the 5% Challenge and the BLC. They both really helped me stay motivated and on track, especially the BLC!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANGELWINGS71079 2/3/2013 9:26PM

    Sounds like you are well on your way Congratulations on making the decision to commit to yourself. I'm not sure about the pics except maybe they have to be turned before you upload them to Sparks. Again cragrats and emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Sunday, August 21, 2011

OMgosh, I cannot believe how much I can want to make good decisions and want to eat everything at the same time. Feeling kinda down. Came down with swimmers-ear on Fri last week and just proceeded to blow it in the diet arena for a whole week. I didn't even record what I ate for a couple of days 'cause I didn't care to know how bad I'd blown it. I need to gather up all my courage and try again. Just because I can't do it perfectly doesn't mean it's time to give up. Easier said than done though. Ear is better, time to get back in the game and stop wallowing in my drug of choices, food.....Today again is the first day of the rest of my life, right?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GRACIELA_ELENA 8/21/2011 10:35PM

    It can be tough to stay on track when you arent feeling well. I have been a bit off for a few days with a bug I picked up but am trying to get plenty of fluids, and get lots of rest and will start back when Im feeling better. You are right that you cant let one thing leave you totally out of control, even one good choice can put you back on track and we are here to support you in this journey.

Report Inappropriate Comment

1 2 Last Page