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week 1 Weigh In

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Week 1 complete! I dropped 5lbs.WOOHOO!!!! I feel refreshed and motivated that my first week back on track was a successful one. It has definitely upped my determination to keeping moving forward. I did really well incorporating 1 serving of fruit into my daily eating plan. This week I will shoot for 2 daily servings. Eventually I want to include 2 daily servings of fruit and 3 daily serving of vegetables as a starting point. This is an area where I usually struggle a lot with so Iím breaking it down into small increments and adding them little by little. This next week I also need to work on drinking more water and walking more. I have 7 more weeks to go for my Valentine goal and 3 more lbs to lose to meet my goal of 8 lbs so I will see how it goes. Have great week everyone!! emoticon

  
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BBORDEN86 1/15/2014 5:36PM

    Keep up the good work!!! 5lbs is most definitely a good start. :)

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IOEINC 1/12/2014 6:02PM

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You are doing so great!! Keep it up!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/12/2014 11:51AM

    That is FABULOUS!!!!!!!
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No news Is Good News

Friday, January 10, 2014

Nothing to report. It's been a good week so far. emoticon

  
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SABLENESS 1/18/2014 8:48PM

    That's a good report on its own! Thanks be for good weeks.

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BBORDEN86 1/15/2014 5:36PM

    Hope you are having a lovely week!

Sorry for the flood of blog comments I'm just now catching up on your world. :)

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/11/2014 11:50AM

    Nice!

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CATLADY52 1/10/2014 5:46PM

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LKWQUILTER 1/10/2014 4:08PM

    I love those weeks. Have fun this weekend Sallie. ((HUGS))

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DH's Aha Moment to Come

Monday, January 06, 2014

I must say I am enjoying myself this morning. There is justice after all. My husband has decided to lose some weight. This recent revelation began a couple weeks back when he went shopping and found he is 3 sizes larger in pants. The huge belly he has been carrying around for over a year didn't get through to him. Our grandson remarking that Pepa has boobs last summer at the beach didn't ring any bells for him either. His BP rising to 145/100 hasn't motivated him neither. However larger pants did or so he says. Needless to say, he was NOT happy. And I can relate well!

So after 2 weeks on "his program", this morning he hopped on the scale, expecting miraculous results and saw he was still 210. He was quite shocked, upset and announced for all the neighbors to hear that "my scale" must be broke. I quite happily emoticon informed him that the scale is not broke that when one says they are going to lose weight than they must be willing to cut down on the amount of food they eat and not continue to pile it on their plate in heaps as if they will never eat again. Finishing off a Swiss Colony Cheese & Sausage box all by himself after dinner will not produce the results he wants. And one also must be willing to MOVE! This man spends an enormous amount of time laying in bed watching TV. Well he looked at me with his usual "Who, ME? I don't do that!" expression and walked away. He just doesn't get it! The whole premise that one actually needs to put in some effort before one can see result escapes him.

After years of watching me struggle with my weight and telling me repeatedly and sometimes abusively how easy it is to lose weight so why don't I just DO IT, DH aka Mr. Know It All is finally going to learn how truly difficult it is. Something he will actually have to work at. Now there's a concept! Although I wish him success because I know first hand how hard it is to do and just how unhealthy it is to carry around excess weight, I am still going to enjoy this new endeavor of his more than he will ever know. emoticon Fun as it will be to watch, I am sure he will eventually "get it" like we all have. His light bulb moment is yet to come.

  
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BBORDEN86 1/15/2014 5:35PM

    Hehe! Karma is a bitch... but hopefully you guys can work together at reaching your goals. It certainly makes it easier to get the job done anyways.

I'll be shocked if he can actually grow some balls and apologize for the things he's said to you. Now that'll be the day!!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 1/9/2014 2:49AM

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
Nothing like a dose of walking in another shoes to help a person understand it clearly!
I will be smiling every time I think about his, Sallie.
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RDEE22 1/7/2014 12:12AM

    It is called Karma. What goes round comes around!!!! Enjoy!!!! Be nice whilst enjoying it. emoticon

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PMFISH 1/6/2014 6:29PM

    Everybody has to have their Aha moment, before they appreciate the effort it takes to eat healthy and exercise.

Wish you both much success in your journey.

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LKWQUILTER 1/6/2014 3:40PM

    emoticon I hope it doesn't make him "mean" like some men get. It is fun to watch them struggle some.

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RURAL3 1/6/2014 3:18PM

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/6/2014 1:14PM

    I smiled the whole way through!
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SABLENESS 1/6/2014 12:37PM

    Wishing you both success! emoticon emoticon

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IOEINC 1/6/2014 11:44AM

    I hope you are practicing your "I told you so" dance for when he finally does realize that weight loss includes cutting back, healthy choices and exercise. And what is it with this Mr. Know It All attitude that all men seem to have? Does that come encoded in their Y chromosome or something???

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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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