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Take A Breath

Friday, August 22, 2014

I hadn't done to well with my new start up plan. That doesn't mean I quit or I fail. I know it will take time to get back on the healthy living train again. My husband and I finally started doing some exercise today. We started our morning out with it. We only did 30 minutes. Baby steps is what I need right now. Working my way into my own challenge list I made. My goal is not to overwhelm myself. Now just take a breathe and concentrate. Little by little I will build myself back up with the LORD's help. I can't do it by myself. I need the strength of the LORD.

  
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123ELAINE456 8/23/2014 3:24AM

  ONE DAY AT A TIME. YOU WILL GET TO YOUR GOALS. GOD BLESSINGS ALWAYS. HAVE A MARVELOUS DAY. HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!TAKE CARE.


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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/23/2014 1:46AM

    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.
HUGS
Pam

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BABY_GIRL69 8/22/2014 8:46PM

    One day at a time....

God bless,

Dee

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LACEYKYLE 8/22/2014 7:51PM

    emoticon !! 30 mins is emoticon and you and hubby are workout buddys!!

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USMAWIFE 8/22/2014 7:36PM

    take your time and you will get there

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SURVIVOR61 8/22/2014 7:19PM

    Way to go!! 10 minutes or 30 minutes you are back on track, you stepped back and saw where you needed to be and that is a the best thing you could ever do. Now just keep moving forward, my sister. Start a exercise journal and start a 10 minute streak for 7 days... Once you reach that goal you can up the minutes or extend the days. This is how you build positive habits. emoticon

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My Healthy Choices Reward System Starts Today!

Friday, August 08, 2014

I am setting up a Healthy Choices Reward System for myself. I will chart my activities and reward myself with a star for each accomplishment. Once I earn a hundred stars I will treat myself with a non food reward.
I have already set up my Nutritional Tracker and Exercise Tracker. I have printed them out and have them ready for the day. I am excited to see what I will accomplish.


My Healthy Choices Reward System


1 star for 15 minutes of Strength Training

1 star for each day I Strength Train

1 star for walking at least 30 minutes

1 star for 15 Cardio Exercise

1 star for each day I do Cardio

1 star for taking 1 day off from exercise

1 stars for drinking eight or more cups of water per day

1 stars for staying below my daily carb range

1 star for meeting my daily calorie goal emoticon

1 star for staying below my daily fats emoticon

1 star for staying below my cholesterol emoticon

2 stars for keeping my food tracker emoticon emoticon

2 stars for taking time for myself to relax or meditate

2 stars for weighing myself once a week only emoticon

2 stars for measuring myself once a month

Weekly Total:


100 stars = Non Food Reward

  
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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/9/2014 2:53AM

    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

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WEGENERCS 8/8/2014 11:21AM

    Have done something like this and used a calendar to do it. Posted the calendar on the frig so I would be reminded every single time I went to open it what I was working toward. Great planning, my friend

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MARYBETH4884 8/8/2014 7:13AM

    What a fun way to encourage yourself!! emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 8/8/2014 1:57AM

  Excellent Goals and System. You Can Do It. I Have Faith In You. Keep It Up. You are Doing Great on Your Journey. Keep Pushing Forward. WTG!!! God Love You. He is Beside You. God Blessings Always. Have a Great Day. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!Coming Your Way. Thinking About You. Take Care. Love You.

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Standing Up Again! Ready To Fight Again!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

I took some time away to get myself pulled together. I gave myself a break to pull myself together, get through the worst of my grief, spend time with my sweet niece, and just breath for a while. Yes, I gained more weight. I ate out a lot. I got a lot of emotional stuff out of my system. My clothes have gotten tight. My cholesterol is up. I hadn't been exercising. I have to say now I am ready to begin again. I feel much better emotionally. I feel like working on myself again. I am going to begin with baby steps again. That was how I started before. I want to start little and build on each day. I don't want to overwhelm myself. That was the problem I was going through after my sister died. Everything overwhelmed me. I didn't let myself just go emotionally and let it all out. I stuffed my mouth with food instead.

I plan on changing the things I can and pray about the things that can't be changed. I went for a 30 minute walk with my hubbie and dog, today. It was really hard on my legs, hips and back. I will start to do my therapy exercises again to strengthen my legs, hips, and back. I want to ease my way back to healthy eating and use my nutritional tracker. I did use it today. I didn't eat as healthy as I could have. I tracked after eating. I need to plan my tracker the night before, as I did before. I will know exactly what I am eating throughout the day. I have been drinking my water. I was drinking soda again. So bad for me. Hubbie has gained quite a bit of weight too and is out of shape as well. So we are going to pull our resources together and support each other. Hubbies AC1 was up last checkup. He doesn't want to give up the sweets and carbs. If I plan our meals he will be alright with it. He was before.

As for my little niece. She had a blast staying with us. She didn't want to go home. We really miss that little chatterbox. She turned 14. We celebrated her birthday with her a week early, before taking her home. She is my sister's granddaughter. My niece and I needed this healing time with each other. She is coming back next summer. We can't wait.

Sorry I was away for so long. I was struggling so bad and needed the time. I look forward to talking with everyone again.

  
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GRACED777 8/26/2014 11:35AM

    You have been through a lot. I think taking time out to grieve was important, as is coming back. emoticon

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BIBS4664 8/9/2014 12:35PM

    Welcome back. It is our journey. You will make it. Happy day.


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WEGENERCS 8/8/2014 11:19AM

    So good to read your message. I checked on you and worried that you might not be back. One of the hard things about having online friends. They can disappear and I feel sorrow much like death. But I also understand grieving and sadness. It takes time. Welcome back!

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LITTLEBLONDIE76 8/8/2014 12:35AM

    Glad to see you back my friend!


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USMAWIFE 8/7/2014 10:36PM

    I missed you and was hoping everything was ok

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I Am Back From Visiting Family

Thursday, June 12, 2014

We just got back from visiting our families in West Virginia. I had so much fun being with them. I got to spend time with everyone. I loved it so much. I took all the food I had cooked and frozen. Everyone enjoyed everything so much. I went ahead and ate what they ate. Even though they live in the country, there was no place to do any serious walking. I stayed on my feet as much as I could. I jumped in with more cooking, cleaning, and walking our dog. Hubbie and I visited family graves in four different graveyards. It was very tiring. I did get in a lot of walking in, that day. We picked up my niece (my sister's granddaughter) to bring her home with us. She is 13 and full of life. We talked all the way back to South Carolina. Hubbie couldn't get a word in edgewise. LOL I am pretty tired. I have unpacked and am doing laundry and more cooking. I still have to get my niece unpacked and situated. I figure my weight has gone back up again. I am hoping to get rested and start walking again.

  
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WEGENERCS 6/30/2014 12:38PM

    Have not heard from you in a while, so thought I would jump in and say HI!

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ALIHIKES 6/13/2014 12:25AM

    So glad you had a good visit with family! It is great to keep those connections.

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123ELAINE456 6/13/2014 12:20AM

  I'm glad that you had a Wonderful Visit with your Family. Enjoy your Niece while she is with You. Do lots of Fun Things With Her. God Blessings Always. Have a
Marvelous Day. God Blessings Always. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 6/12/2014 10:29PM

    I am glad that you enjoyed spending time with your family. It sounds like a very nice visit.

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What's Cooking!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Hubbie and I have to go pick up some beef and pork for some of my recipes. I am cooking a large amount of hash and rice, pulled pork, and BBQ Riblets for our niece and her family. They have never experienced the Southern Cuisine. They are anxious to try it. Lot of cooking and freezing will be going on the next few days. I have to cook for my dog, too. LOL

Lost some weight last week. So happy to finally be losing something. Got to go and get ready to shop. Not going out for a long time. I have to much to do.

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123ELAINE456 6/3/2014 1:08AM

  Enjoy all the Wonderful Food you are making with your Niece and Family. Sounds very Yummy Yummy. Don't forget to freeze some meals for yourselves so when you don't feel good and can't cook you can have a home cook meal instead of ones you buy at the store. They aren't that good for you. Have an enjoyable time shopping. Take the time rest too. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Congratulations on the Weight Loss. Wow!!! That is Great!!! WTG!!! God Blessings Always. Thinking about You. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.


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AMURDOCK68 6/2/2014 10:39PM

    Yes, that does sound yummy. :)

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DOGLADY13 6/2/2014 8:15PM

    Sounds delicious! I love bbq - southern and otherwise.

Happy to hear you are losing weight again. You can totally do this.

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VIADOLOROSA 6/2/2014 6:13PM

    Oh my, I can smell it now... emoticon

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LACEYKYLE 6/2/2014 5:29PM

    Enjoy your cookin!! emoticon on the weight loss!! It's so nice when the scale goes the right way!!

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MS_PEACEFUL 6/2/2014 5:11PM

    Enjoy your family and your menu sounds yummy!! emoticon

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