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So you don't think I've just disappeared

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Monday I start my new job. I don't know how much computer time if any I will have for a while since I do most of my sparking at work. So this blog is basically to let you know that I probably won't be on here much at all. I do plan to check in on some of my sparkler friends when I can!

I am planning to use an app to track my food and probably a calendar for my fitness. I love getting a sticker and being able to look back on all the active days.

I'm not giving up on becoming the best me I can be. It's not an option!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Good luck!

  
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PEWTERBUNNY 9/11/2012 2:17PM

    Good luck! Hope you can check in and tell us about the job from time to time.

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JENJESS48 7/20/2012 8:46AM

    Best of luck! I'll miss you but totally understand. Try to drop in from time to time when you can. emoticon

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LORI815 7/20/2012 7:51AM

    Good luck! You Can Do It!

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FALCON_MONICAB 7/19/2012 12:37PM

    Best of luck with your new job! Hope all goes well with you, your fitness and your food tracking. emoticon emoticon Have an emoticon day! emoticon

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Progress YAY!

Friday, July 13, 2012

I finally remember to weigh and take my measurements today. I'm down one pound to 159. That's 5 pounds since June 1. Since I haven't been completely on top of my game, I was pretty proud of this measly loss. But the real good news came from my measurements.

I'm down 5 inches all around since 6/1/12! Which makes my body fat percentage down .8%!! I'm at 23.7% body fat. *Happy Dance* That's AWESOME!!!

According to the chart I saw a white woman's average body fat is 22% and an athlete is 18% at the top of the range. I'm getting there!!

I'm doing my body fat off my measurements so I'm not sure if it's accurate. But I figure the trend is better than the actual number anyway.

This is proof that the scale is not the best indicator of your success. I've only lost one pound in the entire last month. But obviously my body has been changing!



Happy Friday 13th! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  
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MAZACK 7/19/2012 9:46AM

    Great!!! emoticon emoticon Every pound and inch is important. Until last week I hadn't worn my motorcycle riding boot in 3 months. I got them on with no struggle with the double zippers they have. So scales don't tell everything.

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SMACKPACK 7/17/2012 7:02PM

    Great job!

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ZENXB! 7/14/2012 11:17AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon All thumbs up!

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JENJESS48 7/14/2012 9:40AM

    emoticon Oftentimes the scale isn't the best measure of progress, so I'm really glad you're looking at measurements and body fat. As if I needed more proof that you rock! Congrats, lady!

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-FEMALE- 7/13/2012 5:20PM

    That's awesome!! How are you figuring out your % body fat? I want to start tracking mine. Thanks!

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BRANDY332 7/13/2012 12:14PM

    I am very proud of you. Way to go and keep going.

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Hi ya!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

So what's been going on in my world lately, you ask? Grab a chair and let's talk. Wish we could walk and talk but the computer is a bit bulky to carry. emoticon

I'm changing jobs on 7/23. It's a 10% promotion and I'm excited about it. Then I get a call from the office in my home town (I commute an hour each way). So now I have an interview there two working days before I start my new job. I've wanted to work there for the 10 years I've been with this department, but the openings are few and far between. It's complicated but if it works out, I could end up making the same as I do now (not the 10% increase) but be in my home town. I would have a maybe 5 minute commute and be close to my boy if anything happens. I could even ride my bike if I had the inclination! I'm scared to even think too hard on it in case I jinx it somehow. Que sera sera, right?!?! emoticon

My derby wife (best friend in derby) is back in town! I'm so excited to see her before practice today. I've missed her something fierce while she was on vacation visiting her family. emoticon

My boy is doing fabulous in swim lessons and I'm loving the new place he's going. Seems much more calm and serious about swimming than the one he was in last year. But he's older too so that might be part of it. emoticon

Tuesday I was able to get a bunch of things taken care of that where weighing on my mind. Little One went to the dentist for filings; we picked up his new glasses; visited my Mom that was WAY overdue; paid a speeding ticket; and still managed to have a couple dollars in the bank when I was finished. emoticon

Saturday I helped with a derby car wash which was the most successful they had ever had. All the fun people were there and none of the not so fun ones so I had a really good time. emoticon

This weekend I have NOTHING PLANNED! I can't believe it!! But LO's room needs some attention badly so we might take one day to attack it. emoticon

I've been doing a squat challenge and I'm liking it. Trying to strengthen my legs so I can skate lower easier. Might start back up the push up challenge on alternate days soon. emoticon

The new coach shows major promise and I'm hoping things keep going in the direction they seem to be. The sun is shining in derby land again!! emoticon

Loves ya! Have a wonderful day!

  
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JENJESS48 7/14/2012 12:48PM

    Everything is looking up! I'm so glad! emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 7/12/2012 9:57PM

    I used to love Roller Derby when it used to come on TV back in the late 80's and early 90's. You girls are sooo tough! I am excited to not have anything going on this weekend. Those are usually the best days. I wish you well with the closer job.

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Handling it

Friday, July 06, 2012

I've been super stressed lately as anyone following my blogs could tell. It's affected my mood, my eating habits, my exercise, and my relationships. But then yesterday I heard the song that I put on my blog, and something clicked.

I don't have to do it all today. If I don't enjoy the ride, what's the point really?

I didn't want to go to practice yesterday for multiple reasons. I haven't missed in so long I couldn't tell when the last time was. Normally I would have forced myself to go. But this time I didn't. And I didn't force myself to do some other exercise either. I took the time to clean a little bit but then just hang out with my family. It was really nice. Plus I kinda missed the rink. My boy even said, "Mom, I'm glad you stayed home with me today, but I bet they miss you at roller derby. It's okay if you go, you know." I think it healed something that was weighing on me that I hadn't even put into actual thoughts (much less spoken words) yet. I don't want my little man thinking that some activity is more important than him. At five years old, he was able to feel that and tell me in his own way that he's okay with the time I spend there. Sometimes he's so grown up that it scares me!

I have accepted the job with the 10% promotion and it's still up in the air if my current job is going to match it to keep me. I keep wondering if they want me, if I've done a good enough job, how hard this new job might be, and if I'm making the right decision. That's actually what was stressing my mind when I heard "The Middle". The lines:
"Hey, you know they're all the same
You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in
Live right now, yeah, just be yourself
It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else"
seemed like he was talking just to me. I work in an office. The new job is an office. I've changed offices before and it worked out just fine. If my current job doesn't match it, then my fate will take me to the new office. Maybe that's where I'm supposed to be. And the same if it works out the opposite. Stressing myself out over it isn't going to change a dang thing. It's more money no matter what!! This is a good thing, Dixie!! emoticon

Then the stress over my lack of progress with the scale. I've had issues with the heat wave killing my motivation to do any outdoors workouts on my morning breaks. So today I've decided to start the squat challenge app. This will help me get low at derby (another goal) and give me an exercise I can do on my work break that I can do in an air conditioned office. So what if I don't get a mile walk in or run the stairs every day. Just do something!

It's completely cheesy and more pop than I normally listen to. But The Middle may be my new anthem.

It just takes some time
Little girl you're in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be alright, alright

  
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PEPPYPATTI 7/6/2012 4:06PM

    How funny but that seems to be everyone's anthem today! Sounds like you just needed a break. Time to sit back & reflect.
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JENJESS48 7/6/2012 1:57PM

    Your son sounds like a real sweetie. And I'm glad you took a day off derby - I think you needed it. It sounds like you're getting some perspective and giving yourself a break, both of which are great. Take some time off for yourself this weekend and you'll be right as rain soon. emoticon

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Song that helped me today...

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The Middle ~ Jimmy Eat World

Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just try your best, try everything you can
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away

It just takes some time
Little girl you're in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be alright, alright

Hey, you know they're all the same
You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in
Live right now, yeah, just be yourself
It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else

It just takes some time
Little girl you're in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be alright, alright

It just takes some time
Little girl you're in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be alright, alright

Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just do your best, do everything you can
And don't you worry what the bitter hearts are gonna say

It just takes some time
Little girl you're in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be alright, alright

It just takes some time
Little girl you're in the middle of the ride
Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be alright, alright


Lyrics that I've heard a million times but only really listened to today. It hit the spot and made me smile. Hope it helps you through your day as well.

  
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JENJESS48 7/6/2012 8:13AM

    That is a good one and has helped me before too. :)

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PEPPYPATTI 7/5/2012 9:16PM

    I really like this song too! I play it everyday on my Guitar Hero!
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BATCHICK 7/5/2012 4:57PM

    I always thought this was a pretty wierdly poppy but inspirational song...
Funny how you can hear a song a hundred times and never really listen to what they lyrics say. emoticon

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