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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

(Heavy Metal head Bang'in music in background blasting from stereo)
That is it!!! I am tried of this same weight for the last 5 (FIVE) yes I said 5, count them, WEEKS!!! Not even a 1/2 lb. difference. Nothing, nada, zip, zero. I have increased my exercise, almost doubled it, drink 8 or more glasses of water a day and still log what I eat and watch what I eat. In those 5 weeks there were probably three times I went over my calorie range by about 400 cals. but that is it. I have noticed that I eat something late each night. Not much but maybe a salad or turkey slices and pretzels, maybe some quinoa ....so that has got to be it. Late night eating......figuring this out as I blog. I mean I have searched for some other reasons and they simply are not there. I rest well, go all day, then weigh in weekly to discover....not a dang thing!!! I am so frustrated. My DH is soooo supportive and encouraging but....that doesn't move the scale! I did measurements today also......a 1/4 inch loss in the upper arms and a 1/4 inch loss in my waist, 1/4 inch loss in my neck. Big frick'in deal! I was probably so mad I pulled the tape harder!!!! Can you tell I'm disappointed?
(Zippity Do Da Zippy A Music in background playing on stereo)
My son and family moved in 1 month ago today but that really hasn't changed the way I eat or exercise. If anything it has kept me more motivated by their encouragement. I do cook for them but eat only the really healthy stuff and my regular menu of meal items. They are here until about October 1 when they will move into their own house.
(Funeral music in background playing quietly on stereo )
Well guess I'll weigh EVERYDAY until this mountain moves in MY favor and I'll exercise or starve until it does!!! How long does a plateau last, for goodness sake? I got so depressed I wanted to die but then thought dead weight might feel heavier so chose to Spark on.
(Sound of breaking a stereo heard!!!!)
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P.S. Just re-read my Harley to Mioped blog and encouraged myself.....Go figure!!!

  
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STARTSPARKING 9/7/2009 5:58PM

    Plateaus are definitely frustrating. Regression is even worse. I've been on my Spark journey for two years. For the first year, I made amazing progress, lost 40+ pounds and was just two measly pounds from my goal weight. Then I lost my focus and have REGAINED 30 pounds back. Oh, talk about frustration...

As you can see, I am no role model. However, I do know that we are in this for the long haul. Two weeks ago I have taken the first baby step forward in the right direction by eating more sensibly again. I have faith that I will make progress again. As for you, hang in there even if your scale has been stuck for the past five weeks. You WILL make progress again if you remain diligent.

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IAMLOVINGIT 9/2/2009 10:54PM

    Please help me out here. You have lost how much now since april 09???? almost 40 pounds. Have you celebrated the weight you have lost. Just asking, some time we can get lost in what we want so badly that we forget to celebrate what we have done. I know, trust me when I say I know. You may have to change up your routine a little, What about strength training. It can really help in your weight loss. I strength train 3 day a week I have dropped over 70 lbs since june of 08. Slow but sure. Oh yes I am 62 years young least you think your age has anything to do with it emoticon I wish you much success on ths journey. Please feel free to stop by my page and let me know how you are doing. emoticon

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DEBIPOGUE 9/2/2009 7:47PM

    You all are the BEST!!! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and input!!!

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DOREENKNIGHT64 9/2/2009 5:31PM

    I feel your pain. No, really. And not because you are standing on my foot.

Cuss all you feel like doing, it's a ******. But don't lose faith.

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/2/2009 4:11PM

    :D ebi,

That was one awesome blog

Quite entertaining, I loved the transition music in the background. You're a hoot!

Now, for the plateau

Notice the letters in the word, meaning a PLATE a U

I wish I have the magic answer, I'm sure someone will or has a wonderful easy answer for you, me on the other hand will just chuckle while I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.

Maybe the Good Lord will hear my chuckles in the prayer and send you an answer in his response too.

Have a Blessed day figuring it out!
Tony

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 9/2/2009 1:58PM

    have you adjusted your nutrition at all. maybe you are not eating enough? With increased exercise.....You never know.

You will break through this plateau in no time!
Jeanne

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MYSHERO 9/2/2009 12:32PM

    DebiGirl!!!!

Losing inches counts, too. I'm feeling your pain. Five weeks and not a budge is nuts and your body is being stubborn right now. Just for tonight, try not to eat anything after 6 p.m. Or better yet, replace your last meal of the day with a really healthy shake tonight. I am interested in what will happen. I think that you are holding water weight from the late night eating (watch your salt intake right now). Hey, you may need to change up your workout a bit. Keep that Harley rolling!

Love you, Y.
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TERRIJ7 9/2/2009 12:30PM

    Go ahead and rant Debi--you're probably burning calories!!! LOL!

Seriously, why do you care what the scale says as long as the tape measure is showing improvements? Yeah, you might've pulled it tighter, but still--how's your stamina? your strength? your flexibility? Can you tie your shoes more easily? Shave your legs standing up in the shower? Look for some other areas of improvement and grab the glory in that until the scales give way.

One thought: Do you eat 3 meals a day, or are you spreading the calories over 4-6 mini-meals? Smaller, more frequent feedings are better for the metabolism and will keep it moving and using the calories better than infrequent meals. Even staying on the low end of the calorie range won't help you lose weight if all the calories come at once. Maybe you could try spreading them out (assuming you aren't already doing that).

Hang in there--keep doing the right things and you'll beat the plateau!

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Momma said there would be days like this!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Do you have that one thing that no matter how good (or bad) it is you just want to keep it in your "Favorites?" You know the thing that you push the limits on, while justifying , your STILL in range? You'll exercise a little more for just a bit more? That is the mind set that I AM TRYING to break free from. Sure I know I can have it but ...everyday??? And skip breakfast just to have it??? Nope those days are OVER. Stink'in think'ins got to GO!!! I am in this for the long haul and know that there will be days like this...(momma said there would be) but the battle is mostly in my mind and the attack comes to my body. Feed me feed me. NO one can change that for me but me. We truly are a product of what we eat. I for one am changing from that butter biscuit to a shiny apple! OK maybe not yet but it's a com'in! A girl can dream huh? Reality here I come. Think positive and you'll be positive. God placed gifts and special talents in each of us and if we don't use it....we'll lose it. So today I'm unwrapping a gift....pulling a ribbon off the box.....to reveal a new and improved ME!!! I'm gonna lose it in a brand new way!!! emoticon

  
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HEALTHY4JEANNE 9/2/2009 1:55PM

    i love this blog. And I need your positive attitude!
Jeanne

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 8/29/2009 4:05PM

    Debi,

Thanks for the inspirational blog. I agree totally with your thought.

But,
I'm dying to know what in the world would have been so good that you would skip breakfast for?

OK OK, I'm not actually dying to know, just really really curious,

LOL

Have a great day
I like your way of getting focused!

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WALNUT5612 8/28/2009 8:47PM

    I agree stink'in think'in must go, sO the new improved me can emerge tOO. A girl's dreams can turn into reality!!!!

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MYSHERO 8/28/2009 5:04PM

    I hear you, DP. I guess you have to ask yourself is that favorite worth the consequences. I read where you should plug a planned favorite into your weekly diet. So that means you workout extra minutes the day before and the day after a diet variation. The question is can you control the portion of the fav? Does the favorite food send you into a bad food frenzy? If it does, then you need to modify it to make your body happy or just leave it alone all together. I use to fall into binges because of the proverbial 'forbidden food' list' but I don't anymore because I don't say 'never' to anything. Trusting yourself and balance is key. You can do it. emoticon

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MIELIKI 8/28/2009 3:47PM

    It is so easy to fall back into the old ways. But great attitude! We do have to restructure our brain at the same time we restructure our bodies. It's a change of the whole - mind, body and spirit. Good luck! emoticonLaura

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NURSE333 8/28/2009 3:24PM

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK IT IS HARD TO CHANGE THINGS THAT WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH

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JUNEBUG1944 8/28/2009 3:22PM

    Good luck to you! It is so hard to change the way we eat. My gosh, I was brought up on meat and potatoes and one veggie for dinner. We rarely ate salad. We have to break those old habits. Out with the old! In with the new!

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DREA243 8/28/2009 3:09PM

    very uplifting and motivating! Way to go! One day at a time!

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Hate it but...it's TRUE!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's TRUE!!! I hate it but it's true. Exercise DOES propel this journey to a new level. I guess I've just got to resign myself to the fact that exercise WILL be a part of my future healthy life. I guess if I include good food choices and drinking plenty of water then exercise will have to have a spot too in my life. I hate it, but it's true. emoticon

  
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PREACHERSWIFE09 7/28/2009 10:51AM

    I am actually beginning to enjoy it as long as I walk outside. I HATE the treadmill! It's nice that my husband will walk with me too..first time in 33.5 yrs of marriage. I have a friend that is just almost addicted to walking...I want that to be ME!

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 7/26/2009 8:35PM

    Find something that you like. Or if you can't make up your mind you could do a tri!!!! LOL
Jeanne


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MSCANDICE25 7/23/2009 9:28AM

    Yep sad but true we have to make that room for fitness I hate it to but look at it on the bright side one we have completed for the day were done just keep it fun and you will soon love it!!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/22/2009 3:18PM

    Another light bulb moment, huh?

Glad you saw the light, I've been doing so much more recently it's killin' me, LOL The exercise is good, and the stuff that I'm getting done around the house is great too.

I've been logging what I think I do, but I really think that I'm on the conservative side of the tracking.

Keep up the great choices that you are making.

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WISLNDR 7/22/2009 9:06AM

    If you can find something that you truly like to do, exercise will be an important part of your day. I invested in a Wii and all the fun fitness programs that are available and it's just so much fun! Yesterday, I needed to take a rest day and every time I walked past the Wii I thought, "Oh, you can just do five minutes . . . ." How did I ever get to the point where I would say, "NO, you cannot exercise today!"

Happy fitness!! emoticon

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Do you need a cigarette??? Rated LOL

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

She laid in bed knowing what had to be done. The desire was there but then so was the urge to run away from this reality. She saw it beckoning to her to come a little closer. It was just how she had remembered....sleek, cut with it's steel like firmness. There was a definite placement for her to join it and do the deed. She rolled over and disrobed. Slipping into position like she had done many times before, she screamed with ecstasy.........I lost two more pounds!, honey come look...the scale says I lost two more pounds!!! I love my scale......at least this week. Now get your head out of the gutter.....do you need a cigarette? LOL

I am a pastors wife...but think I have an alter ego....nasty novelist!!! LOL
I haven't read a Harlequin for 35 years...guess I wanted to make my own...... that I starred in! emoticon

  
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CASIWALTERS 2/20/2012 6:55PM

  Love it and love my momma more than anything!!!

Love,
Your Turtle Dovin! emoticon

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LITTLEDEBISNCK 7/11/2009 12:38AM

    LOL now why does this not surprise me!! haha

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DREAMS2COMPLETE 7/8/2009 8:42PM

  lol that was too funny. Thanks for sharing. = )

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 7/8/2009 7:09PM

    Debi,
My mind was in the gutter. I don't smoke, but i have the urge.
LOL
Congrats on your weight loss. You are a weight loss machine!
Jeanne

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MYSHERO 7/8/2009 2:41PM

    LLOOLL! That was funny!!!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/8/2009 11:24AM

    Well, Debi, you nasty novelist,
WAY TO GO

I'm happy and proud of you and for you
Keep up the good/ make that great work
Maybe I'll have to try that next week,
MY smoke will probably be HEAVY, LOL
toodles
Tony emoticon

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Harley to Moped....come in HARLEY!!! Roger that!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

VAROOM......VAroom...va...spit...spit... sputter...choke...BUT NOT DEAD!!!!! Lord I started out like a proud shiny Harley...strutting my stuff and proud. Look at me, I'm doing this.....strong.....nothings gonna shut me down! NOW I feel like I need a kick start again. I feel like my mighty Harley has been downsized to a moped and the bugs are getting in my teeth! Come on Deb....get going, I tell myself. OK OK let's get this momentum back....yea, yea that's the spirit....then my moped motor quits and I'm pedaling as fast as I can feeling like I'm getting no where.....well actually to McDonald's to get my next ice cream cone. What am I THINKING??? Actually that is the problem...I'm not thinking. I need to get this Harley back on the track and realize she needs a fine tuning once in a while (re-group her healthy choices and exercise more) and PUSH her to perform what I know she is capable of. Getting a tune up.....cruis'in the HIGH way again bright and early!! Maybe this time I'll wear a helmet ( labeled SPARK PEOPLE ENCOURAGEMENT) for my own protection, and be darn glad it's there EVERYDAY!! This is just pit stop...and boy was it the pits!!

  
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HEALTHY4JEANNE 7/6/2009 7:56PM

    Deb,
I get this blog. But you are so strong I know that you will be Harley strength in no time.

I was reading that a kiddie cone from McDonalds is better than the apple dippers and caramel. So maybe your choice was not so bad....
:) Jeanne

Tomorrow will be a better eating day!


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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 6/30/2009 4:51PM

    Hello MsDebi,
Loved your blog.
Wonderful analogy for me too.
Seems like forever since I've been on here.
Glad to see that you are doing as well as you are with the reduction of your insulin too. I was a bit worried over my vacation that I might have to go back on mine. I did take it one day and then again it seemed my body needed that little extra boost, like your Harley sound, LOL. I'm proud of you for all that you've done so far. Keep up the great work. Thanks for checkin' in on me. I'm slowly trying to get back into the hang of things here, typing and all have been all but lost for me lately, except for my iPhone, and I didn't do too much on it either.

CYA 'round
Thanks again,
Your biggest friend,
Tony emoticon

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