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The truth hurts

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

8 am. I woke up at 6 am and now I am still at the computer. Mostly fiddling with Spark.com!!! Sort of like the father who builds a play house for his son, spending all this time doing this instead of actually being with his son. In truth, more interested in carpentry than his children. So, am I more interested in playing with my computer, taking quizzes about exercise, instead of getting out there and exercising?

Have to get out and walk 3 miles. (my new plan) Will report back later.

Report: Walked four miles. Easy to do because of beautiful weather and beautiful view of ocean all along the way. Big reward when got to the ocean, the surf, the old Chinese guys fishing, the young surfer dudes out with their boards, older women like me, walking.

Now lets see me walking when it is dreary.

  
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TWNOMWE 11/3/2011 10:14AM

    I should be working on my report now but I am sparking!!!
I love to walk outside any time but I do it during lunch time on work days and evenings with DD. On Saturday I walk down time on the water front. On those not so great days, I walk with Leslie's in home DVDs.
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MTPOETNH 11/2/2011 11:43PM

    Good for you for walking 4 miles- I love to walk along the ocean- sounds like you had a wonderful day for a walk. I have to get my exercise in the first thing in the morning or I often don't get to it due to doing other activities later in the day. I also walk on the treadmill at lunch while reading one of the books for my 2 monthly book chats.

Do you have a inside mall near by where you could walk during those dreary days?

My SO would definitely tell you all that I am addicted to SP. I spend my whole day on the computer at work so it was always the last thing I wanted to do when I got home.. that is until I got "hooked" on SP. emoticon

There could be worse addictions and I know that this site has helped me reach some pretty significant personal goals..whether it is planning my meals or reading articles or commenting on Blogs.. I also know that it will be my key to success in keeping my weight off this time. I just need to figure out how to balance my time so I can get other things done. emoticon ( like sleep) emoticon Peggy



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CHARLOTTE1947 11/2/2011 8:58PM

    Good for you - walking 4 miles. I am so impressed!

I spend the mornings sipping coffee, eating a quick breakfast and watching deplorable news on TV with my dh. Then, off to the gym within an hour of my bare feet hitting the cold wood floor in my bedroom. When I get home, I get onto SP. That routine is vital for me or I slide.

Night time and midnight snacks are a whole different story. Gotta get some commitment going there.

I'll be checking in on your progress with your walking. emoticon
Charlotte

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FISHINGLADY66 11/2/2011 3:25PM

    I do the same thing in reading about healthy living and not having the time to do what needs to be done. I keep telling myself, I'm going to quit spending so much time on Spark. Here I am. ha ha emoticon
Bless you for taking your walk.

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WINDANCER99 11/2/2011 2:13PM

    I understand you being on SP. I've been trying to cut back. I do have other things to do but somehow it really is addicting. Glad you had an enjoyable walk

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/2/2011 1:50PM

    You are doing great. Walking is one of the best exercises.
Kay

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JEANNE229 11/2/2011 12:35PM

    I understand completely! I sometimes make lists of what I need to do to put off actually doing them!

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JUDY1676 11/2/2011 12:16PM

    So true! Sparks is addictive!

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SWEETTOOTH712 11/2/2011 11:02AM

    Good luck with your new plan. Unfortunately, I do the same. I spend a lot of time tracking calories, reading blogs, recipes, etc. I'm just procrastinating because I don't want to exercise. I work out every day, even if it's just for 30 minutes, but quite honestly, I have to push myself.

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Why is it dark?

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Duh, it is like all of a sudden I can't figure out why I am sleeping in so late, and why it is dark when I do? How did that all happen so fast?

I simply cannot go out walking in the dark!!! So, now I have to re-calibrate, re-adjust, re-plan my exercise "program", such as it is. In truth I love exercise, but somehow it always gets squeezed out of my day. When I do my walks, I feel great. I even feel great after working with the exercise ball. (but not as great!! ha ha)

  
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JEANNE229 11/1/2011 10:41AM

    It is mole season! If we could only burrow!

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JKURJACK1944 11/1/2011 10:34AM

    It will be light sooner once we end Daylight Savings on Nov 6. Hang in there and you won't have to make a big adjustment.

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A person who does not eat

Monday, October 31, 2011

I was out yesterday with a good friend; she is basically someone who does not eat. She can go all day, us visiting stores and museums, and never need to eat. So, I feel awful having to tell her I need to stop and get lunch. (she doesn't like to spend money either) Usually we split a sandwich at her suggestion even though I am dying to have a whole one. Yesterday I bought a loaf of bread and cheese, and the tiny amount she ate made me feel like a pig. She was telling me that she just totally forgets to eat. She is tiny, and she has lots of energy, she does all this heavy duty gardening, refinishes furniture, makes little animals out of felt. All of us are just so different.

  
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HINCTYBEAT 11/1/2011 12:50PM

    I have two boys, 19 months apart who are totally different! The older eats probably twice what the younger eats, yet he is mostly lean and wiry. The younger is built like a circus strong man. They both have the same access to the same food and exercise. We're all just made differently.

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JEANNE229 11/1/2011 10:43AM

    Oh my...She is not the NORM.

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SKIRNIR 10/31/2011 12:35PM

    Carol: Imagine living with someone like that! That would be my husband, well, maybe not as extreme as she is. But I still feel like a pig. I have lost 50 pounds and reached a maintenance level and wear a size 6 and my husband still tends to eat less than I do and he is 5 foot 9 and I am 5 foot 3. This is the way it will always be, as he is just thin naturally. He doesn't have a lot of an appetite. Amazes the heck out of me, though and boy, do I feel like a pig some days. But I track my calories, and as long as I am doing okay that way, I try so hard to not judge myself based on what the others around me are eating.

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GEEKGIRL84 10/31/2011 11:59AM

  Judging by your homepage and what you've written there, it looks like you're taking the right approach to losing weight and watching what you eat. Not eating is NOT healthy, no matter how you slice it. I have a friend just like this, she's got 2 kids, is thinthinthin and she can go almost all day without eating. It makes me sad to think that people like this are going to live shorter lives and have conditions later in life like osteoporosis because they don't take care of themselves properly.

You shouldn't feel like a pig for eating regularly and giving your body the nutrients it needs!! She may have lots of energy now, but she'll start to slow down as time goes on. That, or she just doesn't eat in front of people, which isn't healthy either.

Keep up the great work on your diet and don't let people like that drag you down!

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Sorry Sunday

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I made bad food choices yesterday, ones that ended up giving me a stomach ache!!! I did not even record them in my food tracker. Well, today is a new day. It is a sorry Sunday, but let's make it a successful Sunday instead. Go, Carol!!!

  
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TWNOMWE 10/30/2011 9:19PM

    We can only make improvement on yesterday, do not kick yourself, just kick butt.
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JEANNE229 10/30/2011 1:50PM

    You go, girlfriend! (I need to do the same. Too much trick or treat candy around.)

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JKURJACK1944 10/30/2011 11:51AM

    We all learn by our mistakes. It is a harder lesson when it causes you pain. Go ahead and track the food. I have found that sometimes it is not as bad as we think.

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DEBJAE 10/30/2011 10:55AM

    Oh, I've been there! And I learned my lesson! If I'm set on cheating, I do it in moderation...going overboard will only result in my own suffering! And I tracked it on here so I could see how far it blew my calories out of proportion...so I could feel and see the full effect of my cheating!

You can overcome this, hope you feel better! emoticon

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FLAXEN 10/30/2011 10:55AM

    Great attitude. We all slip and the point is to not give up. You can do it. I had ice cream yesterday, not exactly in my plan. But I'm back at it today - just like you.

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FLAXEN 10/30/2011 10:55AM

    Great attitude. We all slip and the point is to not give up. You can do it. I had ice cream yesterday, not exactly in my plan. But I'm back at it today - just like you.

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FLAXEN 10/30/2011 10:54AM

    Great attitude. We all slip and the point is to not give up. You can do it. I had ice cream yesterday, not exactly in my plan. But I'm back at it today - just like you.

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Giving up on Spark?

Friday, October 28, 2011

I gave up doing Spark yesterday, well, sometimes we do need a break. I am tired of not losing any weight and of not meeting my goals day after day. The reality is, though, that even if I do not lose weight, I am definitely eating better by doing Spark. I know why I am not losing, because of being meticulous about the food journal. I eat between 2000 and 2400 calories every day. That it.

So, my mind is in two parts-- should I give up on Spark? Well, I love the trivia and the quizzes, and today I found out that the blood pressure lowering benefits of exercise can be observed within hours of starting a workout program. (I got that question wrong, i thought it would be 3 months) So, just because of this one trivia question, i feel motivated to do my walk today (which I have not done all week)

So, no, I am not giving up on Spark.

  
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FUTUREHOPE49 10/31/2011 6:57PM

    Glad to hear you are sticking with it! You are right we all need a rest sometimes! emoticon

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MTPOETNH 10/28/2011 10:04PM

    I am glad you have decided to stick it out... it is disappointing to not accomplish goals but it sounds like you are learning a lot here. The fact that you are tracking you food is really impressive ... at least you know how many calories you are eating a day. Sounds like this has made you more conscious of the food choices you make and , who knows how much weight you might have gained during this period without the effort and time commitment you made already. emoticon emoticon Peggy

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JOANNS4 10/28/2011 7:36PM

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MEME102 10/28/2011 6:39PM

    no no no, miss carol - you are not going to give up!!! Glad you've decided to stick it out!! We all need to eat healthier and we all need each other. Hi - just got back from vacation and now am ready to get back to it and track it -- had no internet access while we were gone but I loved the weather and being away. So let's get busy girl and DO THIS thing!!

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JEANNE229 10/28/2011 1:42PM

    SO glad to hear it. I would miss you!

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LUVMYCRAZYKIDS 10/28/2011 12:42PM

    EXCELLENT!

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KIMFISH76 10/28/2011 11:38AM

    I have also had the thought of giving up Spark. Then I remembered that just logging onto Spark doesn't make me lose weight. But it does give me tons of inspiration, knowledge, support, and helps keep me accountable. Keep it up and I'm sure you will see results! At the very least you'll learn a lot. And it sounds like you are already doing that!

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