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inspiration

Friday, January 25, 2013

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Jack London

  
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OLIVIANIGHT 1/25/2013 4:01PM

    Haha, I like it!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/25/2013 2:28PM

    Oh, how very true!

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Time is of the essence

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Over the last 24 hours, time has become such a big word for me. There are so many things to do, and trying to cram in everything into such a short day is so hard. I am really having to force myself to be creative with exercise - I'm looking into different exercises I can do at my desk without looking like a buffoon at work...Trying to come up with easy, wuick to put together, dietitic food that tastes good is something else entirely.

  
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NORWOODGIRL 1/23/2013 3:15PM

    I'm a smoothie lover. I usually make a recipe for 4 meals. Then I can have 1 per day or replace 2 meals a day with it.
As far as exercise goes - do some HIIT on the stairs at work (or at home). You get a bigger bang for your buck in much less time.
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SPARKLINGHOPE 1/23/2013 1:00PM

    Best wishes!!

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froze on the trail

Monday, January 21, 2013

I am really trying to make an effort to exercise more. Even though it was only 13 degrees farenheit today, I forced myself to go out for a half hour walk along the beach today. I hope it gets a little more bearable and I can force myself up and out earlier so that I can start getting longer walks in.

  
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NORWOODGIRL 1/21/2013 9:16PM

    Brave woman! With the wind chill it was -40 here today. I did NOT walk! Dress warmly and try to enjoy those walks. The scenery must have been beautiful.

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KNYAGENYA 1/21/2013 8:57PM

    Good for you!

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UMBILICAL 1/21/2013 8:57PM

  Keep going

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Stress: My Mortal Enemy

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I am amazed at how much stress can take a toll. Over the last several days, I been dealing with my little circle of close knit friends losing our only male member. He's been acting a little off for a while, but finally, this weekend, the rest of us discovered he's a prescription drug abuser when he finally mentally snapped under the drug abuse. It has been so rough because they have been in Florida while I have been in Chicago. And trying to support my girlfriends emotionally through this...and having to do one of the toughest things in my life when I had to encourage them to call the cops on him after he beat and tried to rape one of my girlfriends and threatened to do the same to her daughter and our other girlfriend.

And I'm seeing the physical toll this is having now - I've shot up like 5 pounds in the last two days, and my back, from my neck down to my rear, is one big giant painful knot.

But, I cannot let this ruin my weight loss journey. He may have decided to ruin his life and three beautiful friendships, but I'm not going to let this be more than a hiccup in losing weight.

  
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RISINGBLUESTAR 1/17/2013 2:07AM

    Tough situation! I understand exactly what you mean when you say stress is your mortal enemy. I have battled stress for my entire life but I am trying to relax more often. Is not the easiest thing to do at all. I also know it doesn't help when you have issues like PCOS. I also have PCOS along with Hypothyroidism & I need to get this weight off but stress makes it so difficult.

Hopefully, we can conquer the stress and get the lbs off.
I think you did the right thing, if that helps at all.

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NORWOODGIRL 1/16/2013 9:35PM

    What a tough situation! You need to find what will help to relieve your stress - yoga, aerobics, meditation, talking to God, etc. Then practice it in good times and bad. You are right - stress is the enemy of health.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 1/16/2013 2:58PM

    Oh my gosh. Tell those girls to get away from him! Stress sucks!!

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TOPCAT93 1/16/2013 10:38AM

    hopefully things will work out for you

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BUSYBUGGYMOMMY 1/16/2013 10:34AM

    Stress is weightlosses mortal enemy. I know this is difficult, just remember that you can only do so much and do not let these emotions control you. It will take time to heal but give your advise and that is all that can be done. I hope they get him some help and this gets resolved for all of you soon!

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finding the beauty

Monday, January 14, 2013

I managed to get out for a 6-7 mile hike at Indiana Dunes State Park over the weekend. I had forgotten how pretty it can be there in the winter, especially when you get further back on the trails. There's parts, that when there's some snow, just seem so magical... I didn't even realize I had gone so far until it started getting dark and I didn't want to be stuck in the woods after dark by myself. I think I need to look for more magic moments to help me on my weight loss journey.

  
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NORWOODGIRL 1/15/2013 11:05PM

    What a great hike! It terrific that you appreciated it. I see so many people pass wonderful things in nature with their heads down - maybe texting - and their ears plugged in. emoticon

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