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Another Day

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I finally caught up at work after my vacation. Today should be "just another day". As I wrote that I realized that "just another day" at work now means taking my lunch instead of eating fatty food that the pharmaceutical vendors bring to my clinic, drinking 6 cups of water instead of 2 or 3 sodas, walking around the clinic buildings at a fast pace 1 or 2 times a day to get in extra exercise, and feeling energetic instead of drained when I get home.

Wow! I'm glad its just another day!

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RURAL3 8/6/2009 10:45PM

    Amazing how our perspective changes isn't it?

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NO_SNOW_BODY 8/6/2009 9:34AM

    Hope your "another day" is grand. Sounds wonderful.

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Remember What You Already Learned

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I've been weighing every day this week. Why? I don't know... I guess because I've been losing weight. Today the scale was up 4 pounds. Why?...I don't know. I've been within my calorie and sodium range all week, so why did I gain 4 pounds overnight? My mind knows I didn't eat over 12,000 calories between yesterday and today. So I know the gain isn't real. My emotions say, "Oh my gosh, I messed up." ....

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So.... I will go back to my commitment of weighing once a week on Monday.

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WATERMELLEN 8/5/2009 8:54PM

    Like you say -- can't be a real weight gain which would have required eating an excess 4 x 3,5000 calories which did not happen -- so best to ignore it.

I'm one of those who needs to weigh every day (especially when maintaining) but also not to take changes too seriously when I KNOW I've been tracking etc.

Your attitude is just right!!

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DANCINGELEPHANT 8/5/2009 1:06PM

    I find that the more frequently I weigh, the more I am in control of my weight. There was a study either my the New England Journal or JAMA that showed this was the case for the general population as well.

Anyway, hormones (from stress, etc.) can trigger fun weight gain. Make sure to drink a ton of water, too. That always helps me.

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LIS193 8/5/2009 11:42AM

    Eventhough my weight has stayed within a 3-5 pounds range the last 2+ years, I still weigh every day. Why?? I guess it's a control issue, if I know I feel in control. Then again one look at my tummy tells the same story as the scale... The hard part is to not let it control your mood.

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GIVEOUTGRANNY 8/5/2009 10:06AM

  I also weigh everyday. It is a motivator for me. It also helps me to see how some menus even though they are in my calorie range may effect me either positively or negatively. emoticon

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NANCYBFULLER 8/5/2009 9:05AM

    I weigh every day also. I have a record of what I weighed on what day. It helps me to see that the times the scales moves upward is not always because I was over eating, sometimes our bodies just have fluctuations.

But I am learning through weighing every day when I can predict those fluctuations and not get upset or thrown off base because of them.

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A New Lifestyle

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I continue to be impressed and fascinated with SP. I can't get enough of the articles. I learn something every day. I really hope this site is the key to changing my lifestyle permanently. I lost another pound today and am feeling energetic and enthusiastic.

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WATERMELLEN 8/4/2009 6:45PM

   
Good for you! and I agree, SP is a remarkable gift.

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IGGLE82MUCH 8/4/2009 9:31AM

  I agree with your SP sentiment, it's a great service, I tell everyone about it.

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PATRICIA441 8/4/2009 9:06AM

  emoticon on the weight loss. There is so many wonderful people here and great information for sure. I have always known what to eat and what not too but it is the support of others that carries us along on this journey, cheering us along the way. Big High Five to You!! Pat

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No Oomph

Monday, August 03, 2009

I started the day yesterday running, but by 3 o'clock I was exhausted. I guess all the activity of the last 10 days caught up with me and I ached all over and felt very sleepy. I was supposed to go out with a girlfriend in the late afternoon, but when she called at 4:30 I just couldn't get up the oomph. She said she understood, but I felt badly anyway. She told me to take care of myself so I read for a while and went to sleep early. I am blessed to have friends who understand. Back to work today and I'm not looking forward to it. Retirement in a year and a half seems preferable.

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RURAL3 8/3/2009 10:48AM

    You are so close. The retirement thing comes faster than you can imagine. Especially when you are at this point. In the meantime, you can do it. Enjoy the days you can and take it easy and relax on occasion.

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Getting back to the routine

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Now that the grand kids are gone, I am getting back to my regular routine. I thought I would be sad when they left, but I'm not. I just feel happy that they came and that we had such a good time. This morning I spent some time on SP, ate breakfast, went for a 40 min walk with my dog, Bucky and stretched after my cool down. Now that I'm showered, I'm ready to start the day.

  
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RURAL3 8/2/2009 8:51PM

    It is so much more enjoyable being a grandparent isn't it?

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GRANDMAZ23 8/2/2009 12:49PM

  Yes, isn't it great to have the grandkids for a visit, but then let them go back to their parents? I would never turn down the chance to be with my GS, and I miss them when they go back hom, but I'm also kinda relieved -- that things are the way they are supposed to be.

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