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Another year

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tomorrow is my 52nd birthday, and I must admit I'm sorry I wasted another year not being diligent enough on my food plan and exercise. Had I followed it, I would have been at least 75 pounds lighter. However, I am not going to dwell on the negative but rather focus on the positive, the 16 pounds I have lost since Jan 6. It's a slow process but the only alternative is to continue to feel lousy and die too young!

I have promised myself I will splurge a bit for my birthday dinner but not go crazy, so I will still enter my foods so I know how I did. It is a good way for me to be accountable to myself.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

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CONNIE48036 2/18/2013 7:19PM

    Thank you, Debi and Ruby, for the birthday wishes, support, encouragement, and great advice! All are much appreciated!!
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RUBYCLAIRE 2/18/2013 4:04PM

    You were born on such a wonderful day!!
HAPPY 52nd BIRTHDAY!!

I'm glad you're not going to let your past, pull down your present and future.

I can relate because I've been struggling for well over a year now. So how about if we pull ourselves up by the boot straps and keep on keeping on!!
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BTW, Debi gave some really great advice!!


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DEBIGENE 2/13/2013 7:07PM

    Think of other ways to splurge and indulge yourself besides with food. Treat yourself to something special that maybe you have been longing for, a massage, a mani/pedi, a good book, a mvie you've been wanting to see, along drive or day trip. There are plenty of ways to shower ourselves for our birthday and any other occassion. We just need to reward ourselves more often.

May your special day be full of fun and surprises that will make some memories. Happy Birthday Spark Friend !!!!

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Busy busy

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hi Friends, I missed adding my food into my tracker for a couple of days but stayed on my program. I have lost a total of 2.5 inches in the last couple of weeks even though the scale doesn't show a loss. It's very frustrating to not see that scale move but that's why I started measuring myself; it's a shot in the arm when the scale seems broken! :)

Busy with work; they have given us some OT in the past few weeks so I have been taking advantage of it. It's harder to eat properly when I'm working so much because I'm tired but I'm bound and determined to be good!

My 52nd birthday is Thursday; taking a long weekend next week to enjoy. I promised myself I would splurge a little on my birthday but not go crazy; maybe just have a dessert or an extra baked potato, but nothing outrageous. It's not worth 10 minutes of indulgence to gain 3 pounds!

Have a great week, everyone. As always, thank you to my beautiful wife for taking care of me and supporting me. And thank you to all my friends for their love and support as well. emoticon

  
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DEESYKAY 2/10/2013 3:06PM

    Early happy birthday to you! And good for you for staying on track! Have a great week :)

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Hard day at work - but staying on track

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Busy day at work, some problems with a few accounts but working through the issues and being successful both at work and with my food plan. I'm feelin' good and stayin' good. Happy Hump Day!
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RUBYCLAIRE 2/4/2013 6:07AM

    EXCELLENT, Connie!! Keep up the GREAT work!!

Today is Monday, the start of a new, SUCCESSFUL week!

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DEBIGENE 1/30/2013 7:37PM

    You should feel good, you are doing terrific !!!

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Hungry today!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Everything I see I want to eat! Every commercial, every food in the fridge, everything in the pantry! I must have swallowed a tapeworm!

But I'm on track, maybe a tad over in the carbs. Need a protein snack tonight. I'm terrible about eating before bed but I find I can't sleep if I'm hungry. Going to find some veggies and tuna or something. Have a great night!

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DEBIGENE 1/28/2013 10:19AM

    Stay Strong, continue to make healthy choices and go to bed !!!

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JUDITHANNIE 1/28/2013 9:09AM

    I have days like that too, just pick yourself up and keep on going....

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 1/27/2013 10:29PM

    I have days like that too. Don't beat your self up.

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Here I go AGAIN

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Starting to sound like a broken record. Sometimes I feel like such a failure. But I have to keep trying - FOREVER. If I give up, I will be a failure!

Back on my program again. I managed to stay within 20 pounds or so of my lowest weight but have been slowly heading in the wrong direction! emoticon

So, I'm starting again - one day at time, one pound at a time. I keep praying, keep on truckin! What else is there but hope and effort in this difficult journey!? Well, and confidence in oneself, of course! Happy Sparking, everyone!

  
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JOYFULROAD 2/2/2013 8:30PM

  Yep, I totally agree. Sometimes what keeps me going in the desire never to have to start again - if I don't give up, I will keep moving forward - no matter how slowly. Finally at 54 years old I am learning this lesson and its liberating!

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CONNIE48036 1/27/2013 9:46PM

    Thanks everyone! It sure is a great thing to have such supportive folks on SP! That's what keeps me coming back when I sway...and what keeps me here when I'm doing well. Hugs and thanks to all! Have a great week! emoticon

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NYHARDHAT_1 1/27/2013 9:07AM

    It is part of life's journey on this path we call our lives. There are bumps and potholes and detours. Yes, the bumps and potholes can cause damage and the detours can take us way off track if we don't watch. However, as we drive we figure out where we are, what we need to do to get to point b and keep doing it. I also figure some of these bumps are flat tires, we get out and change the tire and keep on going. It's what gets me thru this when my motivation is low. I keep the oil filled with my water, the gas tank full with healthy food and a wash and wax with the excerise. It works for me. Traveling a lot has taught me that. Good luck with your journey. You can do this. You were smart enough to see the detour and correct it a lot sooner than most of us. Good job. You should be proud of that.

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DEBIGENE 1/27/2013 8:52AM

    I agree it is a lifelong journey and there are good days and bad days we just can't let the bad days take over !!!

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LILYBELLE12 1/27/2013 1:06AM

    emoticon It is a "life long journey" I believe. I also feel like I am back at it again, but unlike you, I waited too many years and too much weight later. You are smart to do it now. You are can do it, and do not feel discouraged! Much better 20 lbs than 220 lbs!!!!

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