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Streak Day 1 & 2

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thanks everyone for your support on my last blog. I'm encouraged. I'm glad that somehow I was able to dust myself off & hit the road again.
Day 1 I barely got my 10 minutes of fitness in. I did get 8 waters. Very busy with several tasks around the house I had been procrastinating about. So I feel better about meeting some goals.
Day 2 I shopped after work for 6 hrs. Many returns & searching for things needed for my daughters wedding. Bra & shoes problem. Didn't find what I was working for but I have some leads. I pretty much was walking much of the time so I counted 300 minutes/5 hrs of walking. I don't usually count housework & the like as those are typical days. But shopping til 10:30 pm after a full workday is above my normal. I'm short on my water. I'm drinking too much flavored coffee these days. emoticon That's a future goal.
Day 3 Fitness emoticon streak on my tomorrow's agenda.

  
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DS9KIE 7/23/2014 5:45PM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/23/2014 3:19PM

    so proud of you love.keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/23/2014 3:19PM

    so proud of you love.keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/23/2014 3:19PM

    so proud of you love.keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My Biggest Accomplishment is that I'm Still Here

Monday, July 21, 2014

I'm ashamed & have pondered putting my page offline. I have great ideas & plans but never seem to advance far with doing them. Too many excuses that I not even going to list.
Am I just using this as a social network? I don't really think so. If I wasn't here my weight would probably be much higher. I love Spark. The whole concept is my answer.
To simplify all this my plan for today is 10 minutes of exercise & 8 waters. Perhaps too simple but it's where I'm at. I'll report back tomorrow. I'm after a streak that I can accomplish.
Have a great Monday emoticon everyone.

  
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HAZELFRUIT 7/22/2014 3:07PM

    Good job sticking with it and I like your plan. Simple is the best way for me of getting back on track.


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DS9KIE 7/21/2014 3:22PM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/21/2014 1:26PM

    i for one am very glad that you havenīt closed your spark page down love and i am also proud of you that not only are you still here you are picking yourself up and making achieveable goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 7/21/2014 10:40AM

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SLLYONS51 7/21/2014 9:21AM

  emoticon emoticon I'll join you!!!

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MICKEYH 7/21/2014 9:15AM

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VEGGIE_ADDICT 7/21/2014 8:43AM

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Small goals add up to great things. Don't beat yourself up ever! Always know you're doing your best and you'll feel happier and go further!

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/21/2014 7:48AM

    It is NOT too simple a plan!!! Keeping it simple is always the best plan and a terrific place to start. Work on that for a week or two and then move on from there. And, you are right...you're still here and that truly is an accomplishment some days! Hugs, Jeannie

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Status Update

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Great weekend with a family wedding. Sunday worked on flowers & other details all day. Monday off doing wedding errands all day with my daughter for hers'. It was fun we never went together to do that before. Tuesday night cleaning & organizing. More of the same tonight plus packing for a 3 day weekend. Mosquitos are horrid & appear much larger then usual. Plenty of storm clean up. Thats becoming a little too routine. The yards are nothing but standing water. Nutritionally I'm greatly improved. My challenge is to continue it for the weekend. Also plan to walk everyday this weekend. Unless the Mosquitos carry you away. Then I'm limited in a confined space. Their usually is not any Mosquitos at the campground as it's tiled & there is not any standing water. I have not done any formal exercise this week. However, my recliner has had to sit all by itself for well over a week. I run around until bedtime. Work is also much more manageable. My stress is so much better too. I'm on a comeback. Wt is down a couple pounds too. I lost track as I did not record my wt for awhile. But I'm positive it went down a bit. emoticon

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/12/2014 3:15PM

    hi love sorry i am so late getting to reply to this but had problems with computer conection.how are you doing love?hope you are keeping up the good work.take care and keep smiling.oh by the way have you got your outfit yet? emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 7/2/2014 7:47PM

    So glad that you are heading in the right direction.

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DS9KIE 7/2/2014 5:30PM

    wow wee your busy

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/2/2014 3:29PM

    Sounds like great progress!! emoticon

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MICKEYH 7/2/2014 2:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon News!! Wishing you for much more success in fitness and happiness. emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/2/2014 8:50AM

    So much great news here ... except for what's becoming the state bird in too many regions. Mosquito repellent is big business these days. I'm happy for this time together as your daughter plans for her beautiful wedding festivities.

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I'm Walking the Walk Today

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I have a real busy weekend however I have my health goals in mind today. I'm Walking the Health Road today. It's official, I'm back on program. emoticon

  
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THINFITFEMINIST 6/28/2014 6:48PM

    Great day #1. Now continue tomorrow and the next day and the next and the next.

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UMBILICAL 6/28/2014 1:29PM

  Love it.

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Moving Forward

Friday, June 27, 2014

I reviewed my goals and was ready to make some edits. My previous goals are my goals & programs that I still believe in. Really nothing much to edit.
My barriers...
Stopping my old ingrained habits.
On the Go during my work day. Not always able to access refrigeration or a microwave during my work day.
Fluctuating work schedule.
Busy schedule after work.
Tired , stress,& and a bought of the blues.
Food Greed.
Burning the Candle at both ends.
Life long non athlete.
My husbands meal preferences.
I'm not good at small changes. I have an all or nothing mentality. Which is often to my detriment.
Cleaning up the Aftermath of a 5 year unbelievably busy schedule.
Feeling that others think "ok, sure, sure you will loose weight emoticon " I don't talk about it much in real life. I'm sure that people that pass by my Spark page see how long I have been here without meeting goal also don't count on me for much motivation for themselves. Why would they? Lots of people can talk the talk. Much fewer Walk the Walk.
I realize that Poor food choices doesn't make the above problems any better. It worsens them. The great news is all of the above barriers have improved over the past few weeks. Now is the time to seize the moment & follow my program.
How was I successful in the past?
About 20 years ago I used Weight Watchers, Oprah & Her coach (Bob Green?) techniques & Visualization. I was within 10 lbs or so of goal.
The most weight I have lost over the past 3 years is 14 lbs. I found most of it again recently. At minimum I'm happy that finally my weight has not went up year after year. Nine months ago I discovered Eat to Live & feel great when I follow it. My husband likes it too but with too many substitutes which makes it not really ETL. Pot lucks & Birthdays at work are now celebrated with healthy foods. Cookies etc are sort of contraband at work now.
I have three favorite mantras I tell myself.
"I don't do that anymore."
"The Secret is Within Me!"
"Just Do It!"
I honestly do still believe in me. I so want to be a success story for me. I also want this for future generations of my family. I want to help others realize their goals.
I thank all of my dear friends that keep on believing in me & encouraging me. emoticon
Not sure what official starting date I'm looking for. emoticon
SO, I'M OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING MY START TIME IS THIS MINUTE! emoticon emoticon




  
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EJOY-EVELYN 6/29/2014 11:41PM

    Looking forward to hearing that you're successfully implementing these changes to bring about those great scale and non-scale victories.

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MICKEYH 6/28/2014 8:47AM

    Keep pushing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 6/28/2014 6:04AM

    Of course you still believe in you and you should. But you are at the same time still believing in all that rubbish that gets in your way.

We can't serve two masters at once my friend.

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SWEDE_SU 6/28/2014 4:43AM

    your mantras are excellent - emoticon

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DS9KIE 6/28/2014 12:16AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon good luck with ETL

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SUNSET09 6/27/2014 10:14PM

  To thine own self be true and you are at the realization part to adjust and adapt! You are on to something bigger than yourself! emoticon and emoticon We seem to get better with time. Realizing what works and/or what doesn't gives us the edge to do more with less. emoticon emoticon Today is our day! emoticon

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