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Back In The Driver's Seat

Sunday, January 05, 2014




I have spent the past few weeks tweaking my eating plan and ridding myself of the garbage I have re-included back into my diet the past 7 months. Whoops! My bad! You know the stuff that you know without a doubt is no good for you and will most certainly get you nowhere but fatter. It's no joke how that stuff creeps back in when you don't stay focused.

Anyways I feel at this point in time I have done pretty darn well at cleaning things back up and I am once again back in the driverís seat. So from this day forward January 5, 2014, my focus will be on Eating as cleanly as possible and losing more weight. What I mean by eating clean is choosing food that is fresh, natural, organic, fat food free and free of preservatives and other nonsense our bodies don't need. I find my body and blood sugar responds better if my overall diet is free of artificial products. So I will go with what works best!

Presently I weigh in at 258 lbs, initially down from a whopping 345 lbs. I have removed and kept off 87 lbs thus far. Although I have had my share of ups an downs and fall offs of various wagons and what not, I have not yet given up. It is simply NOT an option and never will be! My long term goal is to weigh in the range of 145-150 lbs for height of '55"which means I need to drop an additional 108-113 lbs to reach my end result. If I stick to what I know and remain FOCUSED it is very possible I can achieve this goal or come pretty darn close by the end of this year. Staying focused is the key!!!!!! So this will be my overall challenge for the year. Keeping my eyes on the ball so to speak. emoticon

I have decided to set my first goal for this year at 8 lbs within the next 6 weeks (Feb 15), allowing myself some lead way considering that at age 55 I tend nowadays to lose much more slowly than in years past. My primary form of exercise will be walking as well as using the WATP video. And when it warms up (praying its sooner than later) I will add Water Aerobics to my plan as it is easy on the old, previously damaged knees.

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BBORDEN86 1/15/2014 5:32PM

    Great goals, and it's definitely within reach! Sounds like you have a great plan, and you'll stick to it! Keep up the good work Sally!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 1/9/2014 2:46AM

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GOOD GOALS, GOOD DETERMINATION, AND NOW THAT YOU'RE BACK ON SPARK... GOOD support system!
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RURAL3 1/5/2014 11:34AM

    Its good to start a doable goal for your first one back. Congrats on purging that "bad" stuff from your diet. I struggle with that big time. emoticon

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SABLENESS 1/5/2014 8:11AM

    Wanna join the Winter 5% Challenge? I did to bolster my restart goals. Back at it! emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 1/5/2014 7:53AM

    You have made your plan and set your goals. You will succeed Sallie. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IOEINC 1/5/2014 7:03AM

    Good for you!! I have bad knees too, one from a skiing accident many, many years ago and the other from being overweight after the birth of my first child so I like swimming for exercise to try to keep my knees from hurting.

Good plan!!!

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Catch Up

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Playing catch up concerning the past 7 months. Not complaining just stating the current situation regarding different aspects of my life.

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Not finished yet. DH, after becoming motivated last spring to begin updating the house, a project long in the making, lost all incentive after painting the kitchen and simply STOPPED! Hopefully thie spring he will resume. This remains to be seen.

HUSBAND: Still abusive towards me and still remains silent when daughter becomes abusive towards me. No changes expected.

DAUGHTER: She still feels I am a worthless nobody that takes up space and she's as verbally abusive as ever however she's in nursing school now and is expected to graduate next December. Funny how she selected a field that will require her to be caring, kind, supportive and compassionate towards others but she canít find it in her heart to be that way towards me. Oh well!

GRANDSON: My joy s always and still my #1 FAN. HE is growing by leaps n bounds. I love his boy o the moon an back!

HEALTH: Still a work in progress. Doctor has placed me on a new BP med now that makes my feet and legs swell which make it difficult to walk which is my current exercise. However I get by as best I can and otherwise Iím doing okay.

WEIGHT: Hope to drop some more weight this year, at least that is the plan.

FUTURE PLANS: Planning 2 trips later this year with DH. Miami in July to see my family and a road trip to see the NE Fall Follage with my niece in September (NC, to NY than up though Maine). Itís something DH and I have always wanted to do but keep putting off. My new motto for 2014: Life is too short to put off what you want to do! Our daughter is a bit upset about us going without her but too bad. emoticon

  
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BBORDEN86 1/15/2014 5:29PM

    Glad you are taking the time to get away without your daughter. Sounds like it is much needed. She won't last long as a nurse if she can't be caring, compasionate, trusting to others. So she might as well learn to be the same to you... eventually it will show to others. Especially at work! Anywho. Glad you are making good plans for 2014!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 1/9/2014 2:38AM

    You're back!!! YAY!!
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Missed you Sallie. SO good to know you are okay and I will now read your other 2 blogs!
Happy new year!
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RURAL3 1/4/2014 11:02AM

    The only thing you can control in life is You. Your response to things. Put your faith in God. He wil never fail you. Glad to hear you are planning some fun trips. You need to get away without your daughter. You will have a much better time. You might actually enjoy yourself. Don't take her with you at the last minute lol. No guilt there! emoticon

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SABLENESS 1/4/2014 10:08AM

    Wishing you long in advance an exquisite fall in the NE. Wish I could do the same! emoticon

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IOEINC 1/4/2014 8:22AM

    Life is also too short to put up with having people not treat you nicely!! You seem to have a handle on everything and are much wiser and stronger!! emoticon

The NC to Maine trip sounds great!! Hubby and I always wanted to drive from San Diego to Vancouver and hopefully some day that will happen. Last October we drove from PA to Chicago and then on to WI to meet up with Sparkfriends. It was a great trip and such a pleasure to meet our Sparkfriends!! We hope to be able to do it again this year!!

I like your sense of humor at the end about your daughter!! That is way to handle things, with a sense of humor!! Good for you!!

Have a great day!!

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Coming Home

Friday, January 03, 2014

I figure its time I apologize to all the friends I have made here on Spark who have listened, advised and supported me through my trials and tribulations. I am sorry for basically dropping off the planet back in June of last year. I have no excuses except to say I needed a break from EVERYTHING. I became so tired of hearing myself whine and complain about my ďWoe is me lifeĒ as well as family issues that I seriously couldnít take it anymore. I didnít want to write one more blog about the stuff happening at home so I didnít. I donít regret what I did however I do regret the way in which I did it, not taking the time to explain myself and just disappearing was not right. At the time, I just wanted to SRTOP and get off my own personal train wreck so I did just that. I hope you can understand and forgive. I promise that if I ever need such a break again, I will give a definite heads up so no one worries. And I have to say thank you for all the emails and comments of concern. They made me feel like I mattered and that was definitely something I needed.

Now I wish I could say that things have changed on the home front but I canít. Nevertheless I do understand now that they wonít any time soon, maybe never. It is just the way my cookie crumbles so I am leaning to accept it and slowly changing my attitude towards my situation. The quotes below in no particular order have helped me to change my mind frame a lot the past few months. Nontheless I have greater work still to do.



























I also wish I could report that I continued to use my best jidgement over the past 7 months when it comes o my weight loss and eating habits but again I canít. Oh well! Thatís okay though as I expected to slip up without the continued motivation and support from Spark people. I am better now and back on track, ready to forge ahead from here. Backtracking is nothing new for me however I no longer beat myself up when I fall off the rails which in itself is a huge change for me overall. I still have big changes to make and weight to remove but I am definitely not the same person I was when I began this journey at 345 lbs.

In closing I am happy to be BACK and looking forward to catching up with everyone. I actually feel like I have come home and itís a great feeling. I will hold out hope that 2014 will be the year I can finally say I am free from the ďFAT MEĒ! God and ME willing, that is. Iíve really missed my friends here and wish each of you a blessed, successful new year! Make this he best year ever!!

  
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BBORDEN86 1/15/2014 5:27PM

    You don't have to apologize for not keeping in touch, I did the very same thing! It is good to be back on sparkpeople though. I'm glad you are!! I certainly missed hearing from you... or reading your blogs anyways. :)

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LIFE-FAITH 1/10/2014 12:37PM

    emoticon continue to take care of YOU!
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HEALTHYSLIM2 1/9/2014 2:43AM

    emoticon Just so happy to see you and very glad you are okay!
Love all the motivational quotes.
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I really did miss you, Sallie!!!
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LKWQUILTER 1/3/2014 7:49PM

    No apologies needed--just glad that you are ok and back. Yes. you were definitely missed. We all are a work in progress. Our #1 goal is to take care of ourselves and WE CAN SUCCEED!!! I know that it took years for me to put all the weight on and it is taking years to shed it too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 1/3/2014 11:15AM

    Sallie, a quote from our now departed Ms Eleni

No Beat Ups Just Get Ups.

I am glad to have you back and pray God's blessing on you this 2014 year. With God nothing is impossible. emoticon Carol

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IOEINC 1/3/2014 6:30AM

    OMG Sallie so glad that you are back!! I was so worried about you!! It looks like you have gotten a great handle on the issues in your life!! Now just keep believing and reinforcing what you posted here and you will do great!!!

You rock, Saliie!!

And welcome back!!!!

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NEWMEISHERE 1/3/2014 6:05AM

    everyone need that time to thenselves occassionally I did this too,just so much going on at the time,I just wanted to hide and run away from it all.
There are quite a few of my blogs that are just me whinging on, although evn on here I haven't said all thats been happening.
Apologies are not needed,if no-one likes what you have to say well they don't have to read any further do they?
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Winning One Battle At A Time

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Stop fighting a battle with yourself over and over again. Instead of thinking about the negatives and the "can'ts", focus on the positive and the "can's" and see how quickly your state of being will improve.



  
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BBORDEN86 1/15/2014 5:24PM

    Definitely got to stay positive on this journey or you'll get eaten alive!

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SABLENESS 1/1/2014 9:41PM

    Good one!

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JUNETTA2002 1/1/2014 9:35PM

    thank you for this realization. I never thought of this but it's true.

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Happy & Healthy 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In 2014, I will continue to choose healthy over non, drop more weight, walk further, stress less, assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, focus on the positive, laugh a lot, sleep soundly, and realize how truly blessed I am.

Happy New Year everyone! Make it count!!

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BBORDEN86 1/15/2014 5:23PM

    I missed you grand back!!! but It's seriously good to catch up on your blogs. :)

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SAILING2GOAL 1/1/2014 11:20PM

    Welcome back, Sallie! I have missed you so much. Let's make 2014 best year ever! I look forward to hearing from you every day!


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CRAFTINWIFE 1/1/2014 5:29PM

    Happy New Year!!

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RURAL3 12/31/2013 11:34PM

    Sallie, I have missed you so much. I hopeyou are doing okay. And that we will see you on a regular basis again. Happy New Year. Carol
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PMFISH 12/31/2013 10:48PM

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LKWQUILTER 12/31/2013 8:15PM

    Amen to that Sally. We have missed you too and so glad to see you on here again. Hope all is well and you are doing GREAT!!!! (((HUGS))) Linda Kay

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SABLENESS 12/31/2013 7:03PM

    Good to hear from you. Wishing you a happy healthy New Year!

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