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day 4

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I went over my cal count by 150 yesterday, i did not have a free min to use my tracker in the morning to plan my meals ahead of time... won't do that again.
but over all I am very happy with the way things are going. everyday i am able to drink more water.. this has been really hard for me.

I hope everybody has a good weekend emoticon

  
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GETFITTER7 6/30/2010 7:57PM

    ice cubes helps me too. Drinking water is as important as exercise and watching calories. Have a great week.

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 6/27/2010 11:17AM

  i found whenever it's difficult for me to drink my water - adding ice cubes to it really helps me. i'm not sure why... but it does. :)

hope you are having a great weekend.

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Day 3: But feeling much better

Friday, June 25, 2010

I went to walmart and got a scale, I was afraid to get on it ???? well i did it. I started my new way of life only one week before I found My Spark website and I am soooo Happy to say that I have lost five pounds emoticon and getting out made me feel a lot better.

Thanks again for all the support, you ladies are the emoticon

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 6/27/2010 11:15AM

  emoticon on losing 5 pounds.. that is wonderful! :)

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 6/25/2010 6:43PM

    Way to go!

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Day 3

Friday, June 25, 2010

emoticon Today I really don't feel good, I don't have a cold or flu I just feel BLAH... I am not hungry this morning but I am going to eat a small bowl of mimi wheats and have a bottle water, I really don't feel like over doing it for lunch. AAHHH, I am going to buy a scale today. I really don't want to but I know I need to, I just need to get out of the house . I think I am going to take my little one to the park and go to the libary maybe walk around the stores for a spell... maybe then I will feel better.

Thank you all for all your support, I am still learning how to navigate through this site, so if I don't get back to you its not because i am trying to be rude, I will get it soon emoticon

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 6/25/2010 5:32PM

  I just got over my blahness that I had earlier on in the week. Hopefully you getting outside got you out of your blah feeling. Good to hear that you don't skip breakfast just because you're blah. :)

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SMEKOZIOL 6/25/2010 2:49PM

    HI, I love your blog....I remember being a young mom myself and feeling BLAH....taking care of the babies....awesome responsibilty, fun but also hard and lonely sometimes!! Just wanted to wish you encouragement! I just started, as did my 21 year old daughter (she was married last summer)...check out my page and hers as well!!!

Good luck today...and get the scale! emoticon

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Day 2

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Today I got out to a slow start, I got up at 9:30 and was feeling very sleepy. I really didn't get much sleep last night, I have a hard time falling asleep. I have been going and looking at other storys and pic, I am so glad I am not alone in this. I wish everybody could know about this website, I am going to share it with all my friends and familys.

I want to say thank you for all the warm welcomes and encouragment you have given me :)

I haven't got on the scale in about three weeks to be honest and I want to start taking pics of myself monthly, but I still can't stand to take pic of my body. I went to Fremont Street about a week ago and they took pics, I was in them and for the first time in a long time I have not really seen what I look like in a photo, I cried for about an hour, I can't belive I let myself get like this.

I am going to add it to my photos, this I feel is a way of me taking charge the motivation to help me stay focused.

  
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SARABETH_60 6/24/2010 10:56PM

    Fat or thin, I hate having my photo taken, and I hate looking at them. Although, when I look back at some of the photos taken when I felt fat, I can see that what I saw was different from reality.

Be gentle with yourself while going through this process. Hanging onto your "I can do this no matter what it takes" attitude can be a huge motivator. It's difficult to have that attitude when you don't like who you are.

Give yourself lots of credit for being where you are right this moment. After all, you made it to day 2!!

Good for you!!

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GETFITTER7 6/24/2010 10:16PM

    I just got back from Yoga Class and I know how you feel. Instead of pictures, today I saw my reflection as I was in the posses. I felt so clumsy even though I was able to get into the positions with ease. It was not from lack of balance but the lack of looking slim like some of the others. I know that I can get to my goal it is just a matter of time and effort. We both can get to our goals, we just have to picture it in our minds and see us there! emoticonWe can do it!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 6/24/2010 6:30PM

  taking photos can be a huge motivation... was for me. i hated (and, still do!) seeing my before photo... but, when you lose weight and it shows on your 'now' photos.. you'll be glad you did have those 'before' photos. :) this site is great and you should spread the word of it to everyone :)

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One day At A Time

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Today is the first day I am using sparkpeople.com and I must say this has made my day, I have spend the last 3 weeks really unsure were to get information on how to change my eating habits, how to keep track and where I can get help with out costing an arm and a leg.

Three weeks ago I found myself in the UMC emergency room, I was at my computer and all of sudden my left arm from the elbow down went numb and I tried to shake it out, I reached for my water bottle and I could not grab it. This has never happened to me before and it really sacred the @#$% out of me. I got there and my blood pressure was low, my legs and feet had been getting swollen for about 2 mo before this but I didn't think nothing of it , I thought it's just a little water retention no big deal.

They run so many test on me and for the first time in my life, I was so glad to have them done.
The first tests that were done all came back fine, but the doctor said they wanted to keep me to run more test, I was in the hospital for three days.... I was glad to find out that it was not a stroke our a Heart Attack.. Thank You God :)

I then thought to myself what else could be wrong with me... I asked how the blood work was looking they said fine, no high choles, no high or low blood presure, I was not diabetic... I said what "? they said ya we feel the same way. The doctor then went on to say that some people don't get warnning signs and sometimes they don't know they have something tell it is to late you are very lucky because your body is speaking loud and clear to you.

You need to lose wieght, change your eating habits and become more active, so we are going to put you on a low sodium diabetic diet.. this will help you lose the wieght the right way.


I will be very honest with you I cried, even became depressed for about a week, I didn't know were to look for food options, how to keep everybody in the house happy, I felt like I was all alone.
I got over that and started looking on the internet for new was to cook, things i should be eating and the things to stay clear of, I can across this website and all my prayers were right in front of my face "Thank You God"

Well got to go for today but I will cont.... Tom orrow :)

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 6/24/2010 6:17PM

  well, you aren't all alone anymore! you have a great support line on here.. glad to see you here! :)

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BARBIETEC 6/24/2010 5:37PM

    WELCOME!!!!

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LYNNGRAHAM 6/24/2010 11:29AM

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GETFITTER7 6/24/2010 12:08AM

    Well, you came to the right place to help you along the way. There is so much information here. I have been with SP since Jan 10' and it has opened my eyes to what I can be doing to take care of my body. Sparkpeople are just a click away if you need to ask a question or just to talk. This is a new lifestyle change that you are making, we don't see it as a diet.
Hope you like it here and good luck on your new journey with SP. emoticon

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KEETAK 6/24/2010 12:08AM

    WELCOME!!!

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