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Back in the saddle again...

Monday, March 19, 2012

I've been off and on with SparkPeople since 2007, but I've been back on since Oct 2011 when I hit my high of 198lbs. I'm down 14lbs since then, but I haven't lost any weight since Dec 2011, so I'm "hitting the books' so to speak and getting back into the exercise routine.

I've been trying to get some sort of workout in each day, be a it a bike ride, walk or exercise DVD. So far, I've been doing pretty good. Just this weekend, I passed to 5000 minutes of exercise goal! I'm also keeping track of how far I've "traveling" as I exercise. Thus far, I have gone 12.96 miles. This puts me about 1 mile from the Lincoln-Lyon County border (from my house). We'll see how far I go by the end of the month!

  
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CHGOJMG 3/20/2012 11:25AM

    Keep the streak alive! You can do it!

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62NVON 3/20/2012 10:37AM

    WTG, Emma! I know you can do this!

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It's been one of those (days/weeks/months), but Making Headway...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It has been many many teeny tiny baby steps, but I am making headway on my weight-loss goals. I have lost 11 pounds thus far this year. I was hoping to lose 1 pound a week, but I can be happy with 1 pound a month :)
Been feeling pretty blah lately...tired, sore, sad *sigh* I kind of know why...This last week was the one year anniversary of my miscarriage of my son, Jeremiah. I miss my baby.

I'm going to keep this one short, so...God Bless & making progress :)

  


Learning from Job...Keeping my Goals

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

I opened up my calendar for the new year (yeah, 2011 is here!) and the first thing I see is a verse from Job {22:28} and realized that this could be my verse to remind me of my goals and that I am not alone in working towards those goals.

Job 22:21-28
21 Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.
22 Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart.
23 If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent
24 and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines,
25 then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you.
26 Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God.
27 You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.
28 What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.

If I give my goals to God, then He will be there with me as I work towards meeting those goals. He will bless me.
My main goal is to lose weight & get my body to a healthier state. This works with God's goals for me. My body is a temple to him {1 Cor. 6:19-20} and as such, I need to treat it better than I have been lately.

19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body," ~1 Cor. 6:19-20

With God's help, I will make this body a beautiful temple for Him. Selah.

  


In the right direction

Friday, December 10, 2010

I'm still having trouble dealing with the latest news from my doctor. I decided to have a different motivation to get thin & healthy...my vow renewal ceremony in six and a half months (July 30th, 2011). I am making my dress and I would like to make it a few sizes smaller than I am now :)
With this in mind, I have started a DVD workout...10 minute solutions. So far, I like them. I get a variety of workouts and in 10 minute increments, so I can get the length of workout that I can handle for the day (ex: bad day => one workout of 10 minute, good day => do 2 or more sections for a longer workout)
OH! Another interesting habit change...I usually get upset w/ DH for eating the treats in the house. This Wednesday, I received a treat basket from one of my girls at Youth Group. I didn't get upset about DH eating the cookies & such...instead, I got upset for him eating the healthy food in the house (it was canadian bacon *yum* I use it for Egg muffin for breakfasts) *L* that is definitely a change for the better!

  
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ADAMM9 12/17/2010 8:39AM

    Every step, no matter small, in the right direction is a wonderful step to take. Congratulations on making the small changes in fitness and attitude that will lead to long term success!

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All time high...and not in a good way

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

*sigh* reached my all time high weight this month. A lot of things lead up to this moment. Mainly laziness about my food choices, lack of exercise, among other things. The miscarriage this fall has not helped things along. It's hard to be motivated to lose when the one thing you've been waiting for for so very long is gone. It is hard to pick up where you left off before the news. The motivation just isn't there to go and move ahead. The last few days have been hard, but my DH has been there for me and been very tolerant my particular coping method (ie watching lots of Stargate). I made the effort not to be a couch potatoe while watching my DVDs...did the laundry & some cleaning as I made my way through seasons 1-3 of Stargate Atlantis. I'm in a better mood. I'm taking it one day at a time and hoping for the best each morning.

  
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CUTEBLONDE_ELV 12/10/2010 9:59AM

    It's hard to love your body when it keeps giving you reason not to...
I have rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, ibs, pcos, rieghnold's syndrome and now it looks like I have another problem! I just received a call from my Dr and my test came back borderline positive for another immune disorder. And the kicker! This new one to the list may have caused me to lose my baby Jeremiah. It just makes me want to hate my body. What is there to like about it when it may have taken away the one thing I wanted so very much.

How am I to like my body & want to lose weight when I have a hard time not hating it? Right now, I don't know.

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