DANIGEORGE1908   22,216
SparkPoints
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints
 
 
DANIGEORGE1908's Recent Blog Entries

We will win!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Sometimes, we look so far in the future we don't notice the great things right in front of our faces. I am back to my starting point and the finish line seem so far away. However, everyday is a new day to get one step to being the person that I see in my dreams. The person who runs, the person who inspires everyone around to be healthier, to think healthier, the person who could care less about her hair been stuck to her scalp due to sweat.

I have to start counting the little blessings like walking around my campus for 30 minutes and making sure I got up from my desk at least once a hour to move around.

My lesson is to focus more about the positives and learn from the negatives.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AKAFIT 2/7/2011 8:37AM

    AMEN soror! emoticon Always remember to celebrate the milestones that will eventually lead to the GOAL! If we only look for the FOREST, we will miss the trees that make up the forest!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SONYALATRECE 2/1/2011 1:34PM

    You're on the right track. Keep the Spark alive Soror!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WRITINGBLUEHAWK 1/31/2011 9:57PM

    Love the positive words. You are right. It's so easy to dwell on negativity. We all have blessings that we need to count regularly.

Report Inappropriate Comment


I can't even see the wagon anymore....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I am back up to 280..that was my starting weight...I am so disgusted with myself. I feel as if I will never be where I want to be. I have no fantasies of being a size 6..i love my curves..I love my boobs....I love my hips and my booty..I just want to put the burgers and fries down and look in the mirror and not see the rolls. I want to be on the outside what I feel in the inside..a bootylicious 12...sometimes I just don't think I will get there..ever..which scares me to death.

I will make the first step and change my weight tracker to 280, very hurtful.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LAWLADY24 7/20/2010 12:45AM

    It is so easy to get upset and throw win the towel...but you can't! Like you said in your profile, take it a day at a time. We aren't looking for a quick fix; we're looking for a lifestyle change. We are all here to support you in this journey. NEVER believe that you are never going to see it. Its at your fingertips. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAWLADY24 7/20/2010 12:45AM

    It is so easy to get upset and throw win the towel...but you can't! Like you said in your profile, take it a day at a time. We aren't looking for a quick fix; we're looking for a lifestyle change. We are all here to support you in this journey. NEVER believe that you are never going to see it. Its at your fingertips. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAWLADY24 7/20/2010 12:45AM

    It is so easy to get upset and throw win the towel...but you can't! Like you said in your profile, take it a day at a time. We aren't looking for a quick fix; we're looking for a lifestyle change. We are all here to support you in this journey. NEVER believe that you are never going to see it. Its at your fingertips. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAWLADY24 7/20/2010 12:45AM

    It is so easy to get upset and throw win the towel...but you can't! Like you said in your profile, take it a day at a time. We aren't looking for a quick fix; we're looking for a lifestyle change. We are all here to support you in this journey. NEVER believe that you are never going to see it. Its at your fingertips. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAWLADY24 7/20/2010 12:44AM

    It is so easy to get upset and throw in the towel...but you can't! Like you said in your profile, take it a day at a time. We aren't looking for a quick fix; we're looking for a lifestyle change. We are all here to support you in this journey. NEVER believe that you are never going to see it. Its at your fingertips.
emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/20/2010 12:45:22 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
WINDMILL5 5/20/2010 3:16AM

  emoticonI know you are disappointed, but simply STARTING is more than 50% of the journey...

Report Inappropriate Comment
KEKEIKO 5/18/2010 4:43PM

    Don't give up on you! Certain stresses in life may knock us down but let's get up and go at it again. I lost 50 lbs and put it back on and now I'm starting all over. Yep I sure did beat myself up about it too. You haven't failed ... you only fail if you don't get back up and fight the fight and you're still here with Sparkpeople so you haven't given up. Start off with small goals ... drink 8 cups of water. You can do this!

Hugs,
Keke

Report Inappropriate Comment
PEARLSOFJANNAH 5/18/2010 3:47PM

    You know what? The same thing happened to me. I had to start over this year. All the progress that I made last year was gone.

I got started and now I've gone lower than I did last year in less time. Sometimes a bump in the road makes you lose sight of the finish line but as long as you keep driving, you'll get there.

Besides, if you had given up completely, you would not have changed your tracker at all. You wouldn't even be here.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAYLORLIV31 5/18/2010 3:24PM

    Don't wallow in self pity it will keep you right where you are. YOu have to get psych'ed and make changes gradually that you can keep. If you don't like fruit, get a blender and make smoothies.......It has helped me lose 10 pounds along with getting on my treadmill and listenning to my ipod. You can do anything you want, are you going to do something meaningfull for yourself. Come on girl! We are all in this to win and become better for ourselves. Let's do this together. emoticon Remember take one day at a time and don't focus on everyday or you will burn out fast.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PEZZY84 5/18/2010 2:58PM

    I have been there, dont let it keep you down. You cant go back and change anything in the past but you can change what happens from today forward.

If I can do it, I know you can do it. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DARLENEK04 5/18/2010 1:48PM

  Listen my friend, take this from one who knows. YOU can and
YOU will do this.
Don't beat yourself to death over something that happened
yesterday and the day before.

NOBODY ever said this would be easy.

WHAT I would like to point out to you, this is a process to
get healthy and make healthy choices. It is not a journey
to be in a size 12 or 8, by next week.

You didn't put the weight on in a week. Therefore, you will not
take it off in a month.
Yes, it will take work and using your head about what you eat.

I will tell you this also, I am older than you, and PLEASE,
do not wait until your health begins to fail, as has mine,
before you begin to control your appetite.

I have Arthritis in all major joints, exercise, even walking is
sometimes quite painful.
I have high blood pressure, WORSE-I am on the verge of DIABETIS.
AND WORSE YET, I have kidney problems caused by the very meds
they put me on for the Arthritis.

Come-on, we can do this...you are definitely worth the effort
it will take. It means your life and quality of that life.

If I can help, sparkmail me.
Darlene

Report Inappropriate Comment
BASTET0330 5/18/2010 12:27PM

    Don't beat yourself up too much. I think we've all been there. (Well. All of us with lives/drama/families to balance as well as a full-time workout regimen. Sometimes the weight loss drops by the wayside.) It sounds like your self-esteem's taking a bit of a beating right now, and that can be dangerous in a couple ways. Speaking as a foodie, when I get stressed and decide I'll never be thin, so there's so point in trying, I tend to wind up eating. Do you have any special outfits that still make you feel like a million bucks? Wear them. Do you have special people who make you feel cheerful and loved, whether you're size 2 or size 250? See them, and laugh a little. Do you have a favorite feel-good activity that always recharges you, whether reading or movies or video games? Do that for a while.

Sorry for the epic-length comment, but I'm kind of where you are right now, and it sucks. But...this, too, shall pass, and things can get better, right? Right. Confucius said, "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising again when we fall." Best of luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Sometimes...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

...I feel like I am on this race and I am not anywhere near the finish line. The finish line seems so far down the road that it is not even in my mental mindset. July has been a really sucky month for me. My exercise has been off and I have been eating way too many comfort foods. The things that really get me down is when I see the Sparkpeople motivators and it seems like their weight loss went off without hitch and it seems for me that I can't seem to pass 260. In my mind, I feel that if I can just get to 250 I know that the next 50 will come but 250 feels like a million years from now.

I know it seems like I am having a pity party. I just want to let you know that this is really hard for me because I am MISS Dependable. I try to be positive for everyone else when I feel terrible about my weight loss program. There are days when I feel like a fraud...especially the days when I haven't eaten right...

Hi My name is Danielle and I think that I will be FAT forever.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PEARLSOFJANNAH 8/31/2009 3:45PM

    Hang in there Dani! It's tough. I feel the same way about losing the next 10lbs. They are stubborn and seem to be what is holding me back mentally. I lost the first 20 so fast that it is hurting my motivation now. Sigh. Be strong and know that there are people rooting for you.

Take care,
Nakia

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACEKELLYBC 8/26/2009 11:57AM

   
Oh Dani...I know what you mean about feeling like a fraud. I used to feel that way in the ministry I lead. It was all about grace; I taught and motivated others often times when I had no grace within myself. The truth---the beautiful truth---is that your authenticity shines through, and you are a true motivator regardless of how flawed you are as a human. We aren't supposed to be perfect...as perfectionists, we seem to forget that sometimes. Your honest heart is amazing and truly full of grace! You motivate me just by showing up...which you never fail to do! So cut yourself a break...really! Love (& grace) to you Dearest!!!

emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/26/2009 11:59:50 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
JAYBIRDNFLIGHT 7/26/2009 2:58AM

    Thank you for your honesty on this blog. I was having the same feelings today about my weight loss. Like, WHAT'S UP??? But like DESTINIW6 stated, everyone started somewhere and even though it doesn't seem like they had it hard, they had their own personal struggles. I have to think about that. I cannot compare myself. I have to listen to own body and know when it's time to change it up. It could be stress or changing up/stepping up the exercise, praying, or just focusing on getting a workable nutrition plan....goal setting with a few small workable goals has helped me stay on track. It is discouraging to see that your Numba ain't movin'! I'm frustrated as well. But I cannot allow the demon to confuse me or trick me into thinking that this is it. This is where I will hover. IT IS NOT! So this is the real work - training our minds and getting emotionally and spiritually fit.

You can do it. Pick up your tools and finish your "project," (that be you, Girl). It's going to be fabulous when you're DONE! For now, appreciate your progress and reward yourself.

You are not alone.

jay

Report Inappropriate Comment
WORKINGITNANA 7/26/2009 12:23AM

    You will not be FAT all your life, I've been at the pity room and stay to long sometime. You can do this , remember slow it stays off and fast it will be back sooner. I understand and I'm here for YOU. emoticon You are not alone am always near call me.

emoticon Miss J.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DANIGEORGE1908 7/23/2009 1:06PM

    Thank you ladies so much for your comments and deciding to read my blog..I really needed your words!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ZIRCADIA 7/23/2009 10:04AM

    You will NOT be fat forever as long as you keep making those healthy changes in your life and get them to stick, the lbs will go away with that. *HUGS* HANG IN THERE!!!! Don't think about the end -- think about every day making those healthy choices. This journey is enjoyable all along the way, because you will feel better and better each day as you get healthier.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DESTINIW6 7/23/2009 3:59AM

    This is a journey and the Sparkpeople motivators have endured some of the same feelings that you are experiencing right now. In the long run by practicing a healthy lifestyle the weight will eventually come off. Also, you are not a fraud your motivation for someone else may go along way for them and may be just what they needed to hear. Even if you are down encouragement can play a part of you the giver and the receiver. We all have the tools to succeeed and I strongly believe that you can do it! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Good News...Bad News

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Good News....
***I lost 6 pounds for the month of pay...super happy!!!

The Bad News...
****My current weight is where I started off having problems last year in Sep/Oct. I am afraid that I won't be able to get lower than this..I am so many what ifs in my mind... WHAT IF I am never get to know what it is like to be in a 10/12? WHAT IF my eating habits slack off lack it did last year? WHAT IF I lose momentum like I did last year? WHAT IF???? WHAT IF???????????

I am trying my best to be positive and on most days I'm good but on some days I feel the need to eat out and just not care which I know is not good. I am just so afraid of failure that I don't think I will ever succeed!! I need you love and encourage SPARKERS!!!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NIXFROMTHEBLOC 7/15/2009 3:30AM

    be strong and pray you will have days where its all going to come undone but rest assured you get back up the next day and start again!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WORKINGITNANA 7/6/2009 1:07AM

    Honey it okay, this happen plus you're working on a Degree. Went you complete your school the weight will be more easier you will see. You should my little girl now . You remember she graduated in Dec '08 she down 35-lbs now. So just keep doing your best come by went you can and please don't' forget to tell me went you graduate.

emoticon on 6-lbs

emoticon emoticon Miss J.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEDISHSTYLE1 7/3/2009 1:53PM

  Can you find some endorphins? That always helps me.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ZIRCADIA 7/1/2009 3:41PM

    I say that you embrace and manage those "just not care" moments. Give yourself one splurge MEAL a week. Not a whole day - just a meal. That way you can go out and just not worry about it. But the cost of doing that is making sure you're on point the rest of the time. You will make it past this point!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Family

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I just felt the need to write that I have a awesome family!! I wasn't going to be able to go home for the fourth because of my lack of money so my sister decided that she and my mom and my neices are going to come up to me!!!! I feel so happy...I had resigned myself just to hang out that day and watch tv and just forget that is a family holiday but know that my family is coming to me my spirit is renewed!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PEARLSOFJANNAH 6/26/2009 12:21AM

    I'm happy for you - what a sweet gesture from your family!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WORKINGITNANA 6/25/2009 12:30AM

    Thank God He gave us Family that walks in His way. Enjoy your day with the Family you need it. You know I understand.

Comment edited on: 6/25/2009 12:30:51 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 Last Page