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"Think yourself healthier" challenge.

Monday, August 19, 2013

I am doing the 30-Somethings with 100 pounds to lose Healthy Living Challenge and one of the challenges is a mental challenge. For this week make or re-evaluate your goals for yourself. This may include your ultimate goal, a goal for this challenge, and do not have to be solely weight related. Remember to make them SMART goals so that they are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely.

My goals for this week are to drink minimum of 64 oz. of water a day emoticon

Stop smoking emoticon

Get to the gym at least 3 times this week. emoticon

emoticon Thunderbolts are gooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! emoticon

  
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JBAC1978 9/3/2013 4:39PM

    I know you are working hard on your goals! We are all in this together. Keep working hard, forgiving yourself for slip-ups, and getting back on track each day. Best of luck!

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PJNSGRL78 8/20/2013 2:08AM

    Go fellow Thunderbolt Go!! emoticon emoticon

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STEPMOM_MJ 8/19/2013 11:21PM

    Great goals! Good luck!

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METALJEN73 8/19/2013 8:39PM

    Best of luck on your goals!
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It's been a long time, but it is never to late to start again.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It has been a very long time since I've been on SparkPeople. I have plenty of excuses but really who doesn't. But I decided to get back on and try again. I will continue to try to lose weight and get healthier until the day I die. Which I hope is a very long time away.
I am sick and tired of people saying "here she goes again" "another crazy weight loss plan that won't work." Well this will work, it has in the past and it will again. I just have to believe in myself and know I can do it and pray to God for the strength and help to get through it.

  
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CLIPGIRL 6/18/2013 7:41PM

    Thank you all so very much!

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CANDIK48 6/18/2013 6:06PM

    You and me both! Welcome back, we can do this!!! emoticon

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JINXIFER 6/18/2013 5:43PM

    Welcome back!

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JLLOVETT 6/18/2013 5:07PM

    Welcome back! You know God is always with you and it is His intention that our bodies are temples to glorify Him!!!!

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EWL978 6/18/2013 5:00PM

    So, let me be the first to write "Welcome Home"!!!! And keep on keeping on...

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It sucks when you can't work out

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I recently fell on a dog chew bone and twisted my ankle and landed on my left side pretty hard. Crushed a thing of yogurt to boot. My elbow, and especially my shoulder were in so much pain for the next few days. Since I am off the hard pain pills I took some ibuprofen and just counted the days till I could work out. I felt today was the day because most of the pain was gone, but then I didn't want to work out. I missed 4 days and all of a sudden it was like the old me was back. I was thinking of so many excuses not to work out, but I made myself go to the Y and do it. I didn't go at my usually high speed, my knee is still a little sore, but I had my heart rate up to 80% and even did strength training. Boy could I feel the aches then. Wasn't unbearable.

Now that I did it I am so happy I did. I promise myself I will not go back to the old habits I had before. Even if I don't lose any weight this week I will be happy I got out and worked out. My body feels so much better for it.

  
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FITGRANDMA120 12/17/2012 11:32AM

    When I looked over to the right and seen your blog title I decided to read it. I know its from last month but I sure needed to read it. It seems like I'm in auto pilot mode and feel like you said, "like my old self" My husband is getting me out of the house and to the gym after the doctors. Thank you forhelping me feel like I am not so alone.

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DONNA_VT 11/17/2012 10:49AM

    Nice job getting yourself back on that exercise wagon!

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CANDY58 11/17/2012 7:24AM

    I am so glad you did go and workout-getting back on track can be tough.
Keep up with the good habits you have set for yourself.

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Small goals

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I realized that if I look toward the smaller goals than the big one of losing over 100 pounds that I might have better success. So here are my goals:
To get to 210 pounds-16 to go. Hopefully I will lose that by the new year 2013.
That would be exactly 100 pounds lost since I starting losing in 2009.
Next goal would be 199, who does like to be in the hundreds.
Next goal is to get to 179, my BMI would not classify me as obese any longer. My goal is to lose 2 pounds a week after that till I hit 149 and I will be considered healthy. Anything after that till 135 is extra. Sparkpeople say it will take till 9/22/13. I figure it took me awhile to get this big, it will take time and patience to get back. As my dad says everyday: One day at a time.

  
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CANDY58 11/3/2012 8:08AM

    I like your goals- emoticon

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MELLIEH0212 11/2/2012 12:49PM

    small steps! awesome! emoticon

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EMILYCLAIRE000 11/1/2012 6:11PM

    Good luck! Sounds like you are ready to make your goals reality! emoticon

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DONNA_VT 11/1/2012 5:30PM

    I like your goals! Success comes one choice at a time.

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MSGO72 11/1/2012 1:37PM

  Good Luck! emoticon

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I love 'em and loathe 'em

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I have been addicted to prescription pain pills for a few years now. I do have pain in my back from an injury years ago but I know I can deal with it with over the counter stuff. But pain pills make me feel more than no pain, gives me energy to work out and do the things I need to do, makes me happy. When I stop taking them it takes a couple of days to a week to get over the withdrawls. It would have been 1 day today, but I slipped and had one pill today. Hey look at the bright side, at least I didn't have my usually 6-9 pills. Tomorrow is a new day and with God's help be the day I stop the pain killers for good.

  
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CLIPGIRL 10/19/2012 12:51PM

    Thank you all for the prayers and support.

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 10/16/2012 3:23PM

    Good luck breaking free of those pills! Any addiction is tough, and I commend you for making your statement and focusing on the long-term. One is definitely better than 6-9! When I quit smoking I found that I needed to just go immediately to zero or I would never stop. But everyone must find their own path...I know that cold turkey doesn't work for a lot of people, and can even be dangerous when dealing with pills. Have you asked a doctor for help getting off of them?

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MELLABELLAS 10/15/2012 1:36PM

    I think the important thing is that you have this desire to stop taking them, and you have begun actively trying to limit the amount that you take. I have not been addicted to medicine but I did quit smoking 2 years ago. I started by only smoking 3 cigs a day instead of 12. It wasn't perfect since I still smoked but I wanted to "prepare" myself for actually stopping completely. Don't give up!

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MACMOM57 10/14/2012 7:43PM

    You can do it. Like you say new day tomorrow. Good luck to you.

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DONNA_VT 10/14/2012 2:56PM

    Wishing you positive thoughts in your struggle to get free. I wish there was more we could do to help you.

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DOLPHINNUT 10/14/2012 1:16AM

    Praying for you and wishing you the best of luck. I have never been addicted to anything(other than food, lol) but I have seen several people who have and they really went through a struggle. Some had success others didn't but the ones who did depended on God. Although I can't say I know how you feel I do know He can bring you through this. God bless you! emoticon

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FITGRANDMA120 10/13/2012 11:24PM

    Way to go on wanting to try new means. You may want to wea off then, depending on what they are. Certain drugs, like hydrocodone can cause flu like symptons for a couple of weeks in some people. Be careful and know that the lack of energy is only a temporary phase of detox your body goes through. Been there and know it can be hard my friend.

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ORANGE81 10/13/2012 4:04PM

    Sorry you are stuck on pain pills my son is going threw this. My pain medicine doesn't relieve the pain fully and I have no energy from the pain and lack of sleep. But I see your point if they give you energy it would be hard to let go. Take one day at a time and I will pray for you and my son since this has become an addiction for you. I guess i am glad I didn't get those kinds of pain meds. I went to OA and AA for eating and they are great programs when one is addicted. Really good luck with this

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