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The Question isn't CAN YOU? Its WILL YOU?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

In search for some motivation this afternoon, so I logged on to SparkPeople to see what was going on with my Spark Friends. While browsing Friends' feeds, blogs and pictures I found myself at a very familiar page...Carpediem_2009. Yes this is MY page which is filled with many motivational quotes, inspiring blogs from time that has passed, and pictures of a strong woman that was determine and motivated to make a change in her life. Where did she go, what happen to her along the way...let her tell it LIFE happened. I have just as many excuses at the next but sad to say I know they are excuses because I have made the changes needed before to become healthier, but what is stopping me now...where is my strength, motivation, and accountability. I look through my past that is stored on this page and I am not happy with myself, yet feeling disappointed, but I will not let this stop me.

People that know me on a friend/personal level know that I am a lover of poetry and quotes. With that being said I went on a hunt for motivational quotes to uplift my spirit, and came across two that I believe I need to keep close, when I feel like this journey is getting hard and wanting to give up.

1. The Question isn't CAN YOU? Its WILL YOU?
This quote is straight to the point, and seems very simple but yet is so complex. I was taught you can do anything you put your mind to, but that is just I'm having issues getting myself mentally ready for this journey. I eat like i'm suppose to, and I exercise on a regular, but not at the same time. So i'm putting my Will DO attitude upfront and pushing forward to get my mental state where it needs to be. Back to the basics putting what is important first which is ME.

2. If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. ~Jack Dixon
I've been doing this all for the wrong reasons ,RESULTS, the scale is not moving or its moving in the wrong directions, these pants don't fit the same, by butt is getting bigger/smaller...etc. Instead of focusing on the bigger picture CHANGE, I have allowed myself to take a few steps back but now it is time to get back on track and make the CHANGE I need to get the results deserved.

....“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” Moving forward with what I need to do to make the CHANGE I need to see the RESULTS I want!!!

My Spark family please feel free to provide any advice you may have to help me on my journey to find the NEW ME!!!

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CHYNNA81 1/19/2013 9:52PM

    Focus on the prize which is You! Change is always good. Sometimes you must take steps backwords to gain more steps forwards... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CARPEDIEM_2009 1/19/2013 3:09PM

    Thanks Casscott70...I have been told that I am my worse critic and you are correct I need to stop beating myself up as much as I do and get back to the basics. I can't always expect to start off running when I want let my self crawl first. Baby Steps it is!!!

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CARPEDIEM_2009 1/19/2013 3:07PM

    Thanks Happy_Fauna...Monday!!! seems like I have been living everyday with the MONDAY mentality...but thanks for your word of advice, and now I will try to live life as if there were on Mondays' thanks for your motivation and support.

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CASSCOTT70 1/19/2013 2:20PM

  I absolutely love the quote from Jack Dixon that you shared, Thank You! And I think you have a better handle on things than you give yourself credit for. Broadening your mind is a wonderful tool to have, it doesn't come so easy for a lot of us, so keep thinking and questioning and pondering, but DO NOT beat yourself up, you're aware of what you need to do, so take your time and know that it is OKAY to take those baby steps toward your new lifestyle.

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HAPPY_FAUNA 1/19/2013 2:10PM

    What helped me is getting out of the "Monday" mentality. Don't put things off til next Monday! There's no such thing as Monday! Just get back into the game right away if you messed up! Don't say, "Aw I screwed up for the day, I might as well screw up for the rest of the day!"

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Kissing '2012' Good-Bye and Hello '2013'

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Hello Spark's Family...

It has been a while since I have blogged...many changes, obstetrical and excuses have kept me from interacting with the site on a much needed basis. I'm proud to say that I have entered in to '2013' with a positive outlook on life, and a burst of motivation that was needed. Although I am stress and drama free, in so many words "No Worries", I fell off the wagon and ready to jump back on and start moving forward.

As I reflect back over this journey I realize that all the effort, time, and hard work I put into losing weight, has 360'ed for me to only gain the weight I loss back plus some, you have to hate the and some. All I can say is what a difference Sparkpeople will make if you stick to it.

My goals for '2013' are to live life to the fullest and better my health in the process.

"Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future." ~Denis Waitley

Good-bye '2012' and 285lbs...HELLO '2013'



  
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LEAVES1026 1/3/2013 12:01AM

    Let's go!

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MSMAKEOVER 1/2/2013 9:31PM

    Beautiful picture. I'm with you all the way. You have my support. emoticon emoticon

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I would like to Thank Me...Myself…I and Kelly Rowland….

Wednesday, July 27, 2011



So what I discovered this week was new songs for my workout playlist. For those of you who like R&B/Hip Hop Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” is a must listen too…there are multiple tracks that are good for working out…in my case it was the whole CD…..

This has been a productive week for eating healthy and exercising. I have manage to try different workout to keep me moving and motivated and along the way I have found out that I like it the switching up not just doing my regular cardio on the treadmill and elliptical.

I am so excited about this journey…yes, I have had many journeys but I feel different about this one. This one feels like the one that will be successful. I currently want this more than ever to be happy and healthy.

I know that this blog is all over the place, it was just my way of getting it all out.

....Last but not least, looking forward to The Biggest Loser Contest (8 Weeks) at my gym that starts Aug 1st, WISH ME LUCK….I’m in it to when it.

  
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MZSASSY 7/28/2011 12:44PM

    Love it, that you are hyped and ready to go. I better go p/u that Kelly Rowland.
Beyonce new joint got me too.

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SHAREEMO 7/28/2011 12:40AM

    You'll do great!!! I'm sure of it. You sound so confident and its really catchy. Thanks for the inspiration girl : D
I've got to check out the cd now- you'd make a good salesperson lol

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Walking with “Shame”...in seek of “Motivation”… in the shadow of “Success”!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


“Shame”, yes I know her I was walking with her for a couple of months now and didn’t realize who she was until it was too late. “Shame” my friend I thought because she was there through the big break-up, the stressful nights at work, the depressing lonely nights along in my one bedroom apartment to give me that friendly advice; it’s ok to eat that cake, indulge that ice cream, and that cheese burger is not going to hurt this time, you deserve it. “Shame” what can I say you was there for me in my time of need but now that “Reality” has knocked on door and told me that I need to look for “Motivation” because “Shame” has helped enough by knocking me 2 steps backwards in result of a 20lb gain. I’m trying to kick “Shame” to the curb but she is so stubborn, because I’m waiting on “Success” to come back into my life and “Shame” and “Success” are both selfish and I can’t have one with the other so I have to choose between the two and I choose “Success”.

“Reality” what can I say about her…she is not always my best friend but she tells it like it is and points out the facts. At times I hate to see her coming but there is no sugar-coating when she comes. “Reality” pointed out that 20lb gain, those skinny-legged jeans I wore last summer in the closet that I can’t fit, that muffin top that was almost gone that has returned, and double-chin that’s peeking to come out of hiding. Yep, she knows how to put a sista in her place I must say, she get the minds wondering (What happen to “Accountability” and where is “Motivation” when you need them?).

“Motivation” left me when I told “Accountability” to back off because I had bigger issues to deal with. Those were my true friends the ones that wanted what was best for “Me” at the end of the day. That’s the difference between “Motivation/Accountability” and “Shame" some are in it for the long run and others for the short walk. So I hit up my old dear friends (GOOGLE.COM, SPARKPEOPLE.COM, and etc.) in direction to find “Motivation”, because “Accountability” is always with “Motivation” they go hand-and-hand. The two of them together is one solid team, which will lead me to “SUCCESS”.

So, my SPARKPEOPLE family can you help find “Motivation”, if you see her before I do can you please tell her, her friend “CarpeDiem” is looking for her and miss her dearly! Because it is time for me to gain back control of my life, and say good-bye to “Shame”, find “Motivation”, and say hello to “Accountability” because “Success” will be knocking on my door, so “Reality” can take a break and get some rest.

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MSMAKEOVER 3/29/2011 2:29AM

    I love this blog. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. I can relate and understand. I hope you are back on track. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

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Thanks SparkPeople Family…now it is time to get back on schedule!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I would like to start off by thanking each and every one of you that stopped by with your kind comments and goodies wishing me a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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Who would have thought turning 28 would feel so good! My health is under control (no meds), I’m at my smallest weight in over 10 years, and most of all I am enjoying life. So what did I do…I ate …and I ate..and ate even more…what can I say I over enjoyed myself and it only cost me 3 lbs. I thought I would have been upset when I stepped on the scale to see it went up 3 lbs, but with the experience I had over the whole weekend it was worth it but now it’s time to get back on the grind. So now the restaurants, bars, and movies (By the way for those who have not seen the move “Just Wright” it is a most see) are over and missing my 4th day of exercise this month back to the basics.
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CARPEDIEM_2009 5/28/2010 8:11PM

    Thanks Ladies for your comments!!!

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TANYRE 5/27/2010 9:29AM

    ENJOY LIFE!! Birthdays are not promised so enjoy each and every one you are blessed to see!! Those 3 lbs was 3lbs of HAPPY!! LOL!! I am glad you had a wonderful birthday weekend and haven't lost focus of your goal. The fact that you ate what you wanted for your birthday weekend and then got right back on track shows your growth and commitment to your journey and goals.

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QUANNA76 5/26/2010 7:59AM

    you can do it

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MAMASALLYSOCKS 5/26/2010 4:58AM

    Happy Birthay!

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LEAVES1026 5/26/2010 12:35AM

    Enjoy 28! emoticon Here's to more success!!! emoticon emoticon

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SCROOKS26 5/25/2010 10:36PM

    Happy belated bday and good luck

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