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Confession

Monday, March 31, 2014

I've been weighing daily... I told myself this time around I would not obsess over the scale. I had a really hard time with it when I lost 50lbs before kids... So this time around I told myself I would focus on more than the scale. So far I've done that. I measure my progress at the gym, how long I can go without stopping or how high resistance I can take. I measure my steps daily shooting for over 10k each day. I look in the mirror each morning for progress and give myself a mental high five for doing so. All of it has worked and is great... It's the curiosity getting the better of me... I can't wait till the end of the month... I wanna see my number now!

So this has me wondering... Can I handle weighing daily? Or will it bring me down mentally like it did last time?

No doubt my life has completely changed since the last time... I'm in a totally different place... Maybe I can handle it now? Guess there's no way to know except by trying! So the month of April I'll be weighing daily, but only tracking it on my ticker weekly. I'll blog each day and if I find myself getting into the negative/disappointing pit of dispar then I'll go back to my twice monthly weigh ins.

Official weigh in is tomorrow- and I'll try to get my hubby to take my progress pic ASAP.

  
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WANTSRECOVERY 3/31/2014 6:17PM

    Good plan. Remember if you are hitting the pits of depression, you can stop weighing in everyday.

You are wonderful. You are way more than a number on a scale. Good luck this month!

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SOON2BCOURTNEY 3/31/2014 3:55PM

    I weigh myself daily and yes some days it sets me up for disappointment but I feel like most of the time it keeps me on track and gives me a general idea of how I am doing

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DEBBLO 3/31/2014 3:29PM

    I don't weigh in daily cause I can be up 2 lbs. one day and down the next. I weigh in about 2-3 times a week (and NOT the day after I have something salty or alcoholic).
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LADYSHERRY 3/31/2014 2:43PM

    I found that when I weighed myself dailey it just set me up for almost everyday to be disappointed. I wish you luck. You are doing great. There is no need for self sabotage

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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/31/2014 1:26PM

    Personally I like weighing daily, I feel like it keeps me connected to what is happening. Different things work for different people. I feel like if I don't weigh daily, I am like ehhhh I got a week til I weigh in. I can be bad..

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LISASGONNADOIT 3/31/2014 10:31AM

    I struggled for a long time with the same issue. Now I am the total opposite and rarely weigh. Hopefully you can find what works best for you! You can do it!! emoticon emoticon

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Consistency

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I'm enjoying my consistency and finding my stops at the gym are no longer something that I have to push myself to go do... It's more like a daily routine, like showering, brushing my teeth, going to the gym... It's natural. I didn't think I'd ever get to this point. I'm glad I'm here though!

I'm starting to slip on my food choices though. While I always manage to stay under my calories each day, the foods I'm filling those calories with could be healthier... I didn't have to have popcorn at the movies last night, but I had enough calories left so I did. I could have filled those calories with fruits and veggies... Going to start making a more conscientious effort of how to use any extra calories. I'm great with my choices for actual meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) it's the fillers in between that could be better!

I went to the movies last night with my sister and some friends. We saw Divergent. I really liked it. I'm always worried that the movie version will stray too far from the book, but they did a pretty good job.

I'm starting to get a cold. Feeling a little run down this morning. My sinuses are not feeling great and my throat hurts a little. I'll still make it to the gym... I just may take it a little easier tonight.

Only 1 week to weigh in....

  
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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/29/2014 8:27AM

    Life is always evolving and gym and and eating habits will as well. You will find different things that work at different times of your life. I am happy to hear you care finding a pattern to fit into right now that works for u. Hope you are not still sick!

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VANGO79 3/26/2014 10:28AM

    Great job! Consistency is totally the key to sticking with things. We don't have to be perfect, we just have to be consistent. I'm like you, I never thought I would look forward to my workouts. Even on my rest days I feel like I should be working out but I know I have to let my body repair itself.
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Birthday Cake

Sunday, March 23, 2014

I had to work today and we had planned a dinner party for my moms birthday. Sundays are already my least productive day of the week... Today, although busy, was not a great "health" day. I didn't get all my steps in, went way over my calories and yes... I ate cake.

My kids had a fabulous time playing with their cousins and I had a fabulous time visiting with my family. It was a fun evening... But I'll definitely be working it off the rest of this week!

  
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WANTSRECOVERY 3/24/2014 12:03PM

    Do not regret birthday cake. Honestly. Blowing your calories one day and not getting all your steps in is just one part of the puzzle.

Look at what you have accomplished. Look at what you do most days. That adds up.

Keep on truckin'

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4MEKELL 3/24/2014 9:00AM

    I'm with ya. I totally over-indulged this weekend. Back on track this morning. Gotta keep going! emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/24/2014 7:56AM

    Birthdays are always rough, they don't happen everyday, enjoy your family and don't sweat it!

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Blogging each day

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Seems to be my hardest goal to achieve...

  
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WANTSRECOVERY 3/23/2014 8:39PM

    You are blogging consistently. Keep plugging away at it. You can do it!

It is a challenge for me too. emoticon

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MALIBUGIRL0310 3/23/2014 1:23PM

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Sometimes, it isn't the blogging so much as the positive feedback from others that you receive from the blogs.
I struggle there as well!
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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/23/2014 10:13AM

    As long as your doing other things right!

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ARNETTELEE 3/23/2014 3:22AM

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Frustrating!!! Productivity...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

So I had yesterday off, stayed home with the kids, cleaned a lot. I had a total of 7000 steps and was really excited to go to the gym... But hubby had a lot of things he had to do. I let him know I was frustrated and really wanted to go and he made some comment about him preferring I didn't go to the gym on my days off work... Really?! I get my very best burn on the days I don't work. So I didn't end up getting to the gym yesterday... Whatever...

I got up this morning at 5:00am, knowing nobody would be out of bed until 7:30 and knowing it was my one way to get to the gym without "inconveniencing" anyone else. I have not worked out that early in a very long time... IT FELT FANTASTIC! I had so much energy! I got such a great workout in. About halfway through my workout I realized I left my fitbit home :( I'm soooo bummed that I forgot it! I'm sure I had over my 10k steps before leaving the gym... Boo :(

I don't mean to rag on my honey. He's a stay at home dad and really amazingly supportive. He never gets a day "off" so I just need to be better about planning my time so that I don't disrupt his plans.

It's going to be a long night... Working until midnight tonight! Hope everyone has a sparked day!!

  
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LEIGHWOMAN 3/20/2014 2:09PM

    I have to workout in the morning too so that no one feels the "burden" of mom being gone. It's hard to get up, but there are many benefits - more energy throughout the day, family time in the evenings...it works out. Good on you!

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TEXASGIDGET 3/20/2014 12:25PM

    Sounds like you are a woman with a plan that knows what she wants! I completely understand what you mean about wanting to workout when you have more time. I am getting up earlier since the time change in order to get to the gym. DH said I can't sleep through your alarm, I said why don't you go with me. Our younger two are getting a little older and don't have to be watched every minute.

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JENISDOINGTHIS 3/20/2014 12:17PM

    Well you just motivated me to get my butt to the gym today. I work nightshift and my daughter had an eye dr. appt this morning and I am just now settling down and getting ready for bed. I was going to take the day off (AGAIN, I just took yesterday off). I had just about decided to skip my class but I do believe that I'm going to go this evening before work. Many thanks to you! Have a fantastic day! emoticon emoticon

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