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Week 1

Monday, July 28, 2014

My first week back has been a success. I have not eaten any wheat/gluten, have posted on FB every day, drank 8 cups of water daily, logged everything that I have eaten daily, and I have lost 2 pounds. An added bonus is that since I have not been eating any wheat/gluten, my jeans fit looser as well and my joints are not as achy as they were. I have also done a little walking. I am trying to work back into this slowly so that I don't feel overwhelmed.

For week 2 I will staygluten-free, drink my water, log my food, and be active on a team. I am also going to commit myself to three days of strengthening exercises so that I can ease back into exercising.

I feel good about the changes I am making in my life. emoticon

  
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SUE5007 7/28/2014 1:07PM

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Weighing in!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tomorrow is my scheduled weekly weigh-in but my pants are fitting a little looser so I had to take a peek today. I just started Tuesday and I have already lost 2 pounds. :) I know that some of what I am feeling in my clothes is less bloat because I am avoiding gluten. I will take whatever I can get. :)

  
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I Resisted the Temptation!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today was a busy day, but I stayed within my calories and ate well. It was hard to resist temptation this evening. I had been running errands and grocery shopping and was very hungry. It was tempting to buy some cookies or Funyuns, but I resisted the temptation and kept going. I have stocked up on eggs, lean meats, fresh/frozen veggies, and fruit so that I will have the right foods to eat. I also got in a bit of exercise with all the walking I did from my vehicle to the stores, around the stores, and back to my vehicle. I wore myself out today but it feels good. In only 3 days, I can feel a difference in my jeans...they are fitting a little looser, It feels good to be getting back on track.

  
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DEBBIE84 7/26/2014 7:18PM

    Thank you, ladies. Woubbie, I love the Atkins bar, especially the dark chocolate coconut bars that taste like Mounds, but I cannot eat them.....I am very allergic to the sweetener in them. :( Great idea though. I usually keep a small bag of walnuts in my purse for that reason, but I forgot to take some yesterday.


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WOUBBIE 7/26/2014 2:52PM

    Good for you!

I always keep a couple of snacks in my purse to keep me from going over the edge when I'm out for a while. I usually have a Slim Jim for some protein and an Atkins bar (though I get the ALDI brand) for a sweet fix.

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PINKEUROGIRL 7/26/2014 1:20AM

    Great work!

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I miss Sparkpeople!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Back in March there was so much going on in my life that I was totally overwhelmed and I think that life came crashing down on me. Things are not ideal for me at this time either, but there is so much less stress than there was a few months ago. I have come to realize that sparking alone is better than not sparking at all; I miss Sparkpeople.

I need to make major changes in my life to improve my health. I am on a self-destructive path and with the stress I have been under combined with my unhealthy weight and eating, I am on a one way track to a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes complications. I wish I did not have to do this alone, but it seems that is how it has to be. I am going to try one last time to get myself on track and stay there. I know it will not be easy but I am going to give it my best.

My first goal is simply to return to Sparkpeople and I will start logging my meals again. I have to start somewhere and I think that I need to keep it simple as it has been months since I really tried. The good news is that I have not gained any weight, so I have that going for me. I will begin again today by going to the grocery store to purchase some healthy foods so that I can eat better. I start logging my meals first thing tomorrow morning! This is going to be really hard for me as I have gotten used to eating what I want, when I want...chips, pasta, fruit, etc., and in any amount that I want. It is a miracle that I have not gained weight.



  
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WOUBBIE 7/23/2014 3:08PM

    (((hugs)))

I'm glad you're back! We are stronger together than we are all on our own!

Glad you didn't gain any back - and that usually means that you should start losing as soon as you clean out your fridge and clean up your act!

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SHERYLP461 7/22/2014 3:39PM

    Welcome back

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Done!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I have finally realized that it is time to just give up. I have reached the point of just not wanting to go on anymore. So, I think I am just done. It is not worth the frustration, endless attempts to continue on, constant disappointment, and lack of support from family and friends. This will most likely be my last blog...or post of any kind on SparkPeople. I wish all of my "friends" the best on their continuing journey and success in meeting all of their goals.

  
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WOUBBIE 3/20/2014 11:18PM

    Done? Hmmmm. *scratches head and thinks*

If you can't do what needs to be done for yourself, can you do it for your little ones' sakes?

Or can you ignore all those negative Neds and Nellies and make small changes that are helpful to you? Like staying off the soda, and drinking more water instead. Like committing to just 5 minutes of exercise a day?

I hate to see people leave Spark because I know that in a year or two they come back, sicker and more upset than when they left.

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Don't let me make you feel guilty, though, I just want to put a few more thoughts out there for you to consider. I find SparkPeople to be really motivational, but if it's not working for you than I hope you can find something else that gets you where you need to be!

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DELIA38961 3/20/2014 9:20PM

    emoticon I understand ,,,sometimes it gets very difficult to keep putting one foot in front of the other and during those times I remember that im doing this for me and no one else ..I hope you stay and fight but I do realize that you need to make the decision that is best for you emoticon

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