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Happy Productive Day

Friday, August 28, 2009

We can't leave early for the cabin this morning because our new guest room furniture is going to be delivered this afternoon. So I have a day at home in town without having to go to work. I am going to swim this am, maybe go to the library, start cleaning my husband's office space (it has all my junk from my last 2 jobs in the file cabinets ) Ugh. I should get out the linens for the new bed. I'm also going to the store to look for Greek Yogurt and Yoplait light whips as well as some hand weights. Oh my, my head is reeling! I also need to eat right. I hope you all have happy productive days. emoticon emoticon

  
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POLYANASUNSHINE 8/29/2009 7:31PM

    Hope your day was fun and as productive as you wanted it to be.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 8/29/2009 7:08PM

    I hope you have a safe and happy weekend. Sounds like you will need it to get some rest from all youor tasks from today.
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PATRICIA441 8/28/2009 10:42AM

  Hope you enjoy the swim, get some great books to read and enjoy the day!

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RURAL3 8/28/2009 10:38AM

    Don't think about all those things you should do. Have fun taking each thing as it comes. Have fun swimming and at the library. When you come back go on from there. You will be getting up to your haven in the woods soon.. emoticon

My emoticons work again. emoticon Carol

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GRANDMAZ23 8/28/2009 9:49AM

  Sounds like a fun day as well! Hope you enjoy yourself!

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First Slip Up

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I had what I call a Hungry Day yesterday. I ate more than I should knowingly. The one difference I noted from before Spark People was that I ate extra yogurt, extra fruit, larger portions of good food, and one bowl (rather than 2 !) of ice cream instead of eating everything in sight. I slipped up. I expected to see a rise in my weight this am -- which I didn't. My weight was exactly the same. That shows me that since the scale didn't reflect my bad choice the next day, even if I eat right the scale might not reflect it right away. This morning I read a great blog about attitude and a lady with 3 hairs. So I choose a positive attitude for today. Instead of saying I slipped up therefore I am a failure, I will say "I am working to get fit and lose weight so I will keep on eating my recommended calories and working out."

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FUNNYGRANNY71 8/27/2009 3:56PM

    You have a great attitude and that counts for a lot. Okay!!! You slipped. We have all done it I am sure. Just get focused and try to do better. Nobody is perfect. I am sure this is not new to you. But, you can overcome anything if you try and keep your goal in sight. I am 70 years old and I have learned that the hard way. You go girl and never give up. One step at a time. We are going to do this.
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RURAL3 8/27/2009 9:22AM

    At least you are eating the right foods and not binging on bad things. One day won't hurt, if we eat the good things it will only postpone the loss for a time.

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CHAIMANN 8/27/2009 8:58AM

    These are lessons I am still learning as well. I can still be aware of my choices, even if I overeat, and I can slip without it turning into an uncontrollable slide.

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LKWQUILTER 8/27/2009 8:28AM

    You certainly have the right attitude. We are all learning a new lifestyle to get healthy(healthier). Keep on keeping on.

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GRANDMAZ23 8/27/2009 7:51AM

  Great attitude! I'm going to remember this next time I weigh myself and the scale doesn't say exactly what I want to hear. Thanks for sharing!


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ZVER1028 8/27/2009 7:40AM

    Great way to look at things! We are all human - and trying to be perfect will make us crazy!

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Lisa

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FINALROUND1 8/27/2009 7:38AM

    I slipped up yesterday also. However, I went to Sonic! I will continue with my goals today. I'll yesterday in the past.

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I'm Ready NOW

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Going to work is becoming increasingly hard. I am about 18 months from retirement. My DH retired about 18 months ago. I am so ready to join him. I am working in a position that is not very challenging and am only working 4 days a week. I chose the job for those very reasons. I've been working since I was 16 and have had challenging positions all my adult life so I wanted to rest a little before I retired. However, I am ready to retire now! I don't want to rest, I want to be able to do what I want, go where I want and most especially not have to have someone else tell me what to do. Am I selfish? I guess, but I've put in 55 years and I want to quit. Of course, I can't pay for health care insurance without a salary (mine right now is minimal, but it pays for insurance). I guess that stress is part of life and this is my stress now.

Hey guys, thanks for listening to my rant.....

Nancy

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RURAL3 8/26/2009 10:47AM

    Nancy, I was so like you in that last year or so. I wanted it now! But you have so little time left and the time goes by so fast when you are down to the end. Make the most of it. Make a new friend. Motivate someone at work. Spread the Spark. Mentor a younger person. The time will go by so fast and you will be investing time into others. Find something you can challenge yourself with there and go for it. And pray for your coworkers they probably want to retire too but have much longer to go. emoticon

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Feeling Better Today

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Didn't feel great yesterday, so I went to bed without doing my 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercises. I feel kind of funny. Something' s missing. Its really funny how much an attitude can change in 2 months. By the scale I lost a pound today, but I didn't eat much yesterday, so I'm not going to count it. If its still gone tomorrow I will change my ticker. Today will be another great day with SP.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 8/25/2009 2:10PM

    I hope you are feeling much better today. I live in North Mississippi and the sun is shining, it isn't too hot outside and it makes me feel better. Best wishes.
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PATRICIA441 8/25/2009 9:21AM

  You have a super attitude which is so uplifting. So glad you are feeling better today. That pound is Out of Here!!! Hugs. Pat

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RURAL3 8/25/2009 9:09AM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. I bet that pound stays off.

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First Sick Day

Monday, August 24, 2009

I went to work today but began feeling sick right after lunch. emoticon emoticon

By 4pm I had to come home. No supper for me tonight. emoticon

DH is kinda pleased he doesn't have to make supper. He had lost track of time because he was moving all the old furniture out of the basement guest room to be ready for the carpet cleaners tomorrow.

I'm glad he finished the job by himself 'cause I sure don't feel like helping him tonight.

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BIRDLEGS29 8/24/2009 9:14PM

    Take care of yourself and get better real fast.

Jean

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MIMZY08 8/24/2009 7:43PM

    I'm so sorry you feel bad! I hope you start feeling better soon!

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JUDY1676 8/24/2009 7:26PM

    Hope you feel better soon!
How great that your dh finished the job!
Take care and rest!
Judy

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PATRICIA441 8/24/2009 7:26PM

  So sorry you are not feeling . Hopefully, after a good night's sleep you will be completely well. Hugs. Pat

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