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Handling crisis

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My mother-in-law died today. She was 83 and could not walk, could not feed herself or sit up long.
She got pneumonia and could not fight it off. I have found myself wanting to overeat today.
So far I have kept it under control. I don't know why I think I can find comfort in overeating.
It is a lot of tension when families are not close and will not talk over things. I know this is not making much sense or maybe it does. I'm sure a lot of people have problems in families. I will hold it together for my husband and son and I will think better of me than to mess up my health.
Remember my family in your prayers.

  
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.DUSTY. 1/31/2014 12:06AM

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NANCYPAT1 1/30/2014 7:12AM

    I am dealing with a similar loss - my stepmother died on Saturday and so far I am holding my own. It was VERY hard during the 10 weeks she was in the hospital but that also covered three holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years - I had a small gain but mostly held my own. You have my deepest sympathy and my prayers as well - family crises are a time when it is often difficult to maintain - PEACE and LOVE go out to you as well.

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AMANDAW830 1/30/2014 12:24AM

    So sorry for your loss.

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/29/2014 7:49PM

    So very sorry for your loss! It will be difficult for everyone. Yes, many of us have families with lots of tension in them. In our family it is between my DH and his sister. He wants nothing to do with her. I try to "keep the peace" and end up causing more problems, so I just try to let him deal with it however he sees fit. Regardless, it sounds like you have thought this through and have made a decision to manage your choices very well. Good luck! There will no doubt be more stressful days ahead! (((Hugs))) emoticon emoticon

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snowing

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I can't believe it we have snow. We don't get snow very often. Its sleet and snow so we stay in.
I have cooked all day. I cooked for my husband and made him biscuits steak and gravy. He said he loves getting snowed in. I also made us some energy bar. We have one a day.
I have had a very peaceful day. I love it when I have a peaceful day with no problems eating healthy. I want this feeling of accomplishment to continue. I want it to be second nature to just eat healthy, get up and move and do something. I really do not have a problem losing weight its the maintaining I have problems with. Well I will worry about that when I reach my goal.

  
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JTREMBATH 1/29/2014 12:52PM

    I have that same problem I don't seem to be able to maintain my weight.

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/28/2014 4:57PM

    Sounds like a really lovely day! It's great you can make energy bars and eat just one. I have problems with that sort of thing, so I just try to avoid them. They can be really healthy when used in the right way and it sounds like that's just what you're doing!! Good for you!

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JUSGETTENBY42 1/28/2014 2:35PM

    Snow is very peaceful when you can enjoy it from a warm place

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Here we go again

Monday, January 27, 2014

Well its been 27 days I have lost 11 pounds so far. Its been a long time since I have had processed sugar. When I want sweets I make a healthy kind and eat just a little. That is one good thing I have learned. I gave up any kind of sodas years ago. I drink teas and water. I started weighing every Saturday. I am just walking for my exercise right now. I have lost 100's of pounds off and on the last 30 years. I just never seem to learn how to maintain. Maybe at this time of my life I will put all the things I have learned down through the years to good use and get the weight off once and for all. I can never give up trying or I would be bedridden. Last month I reached a point where I could hardly walk. When I did it was with extreme pain. I don't want to end up in a wheel chair or bed. Just with 11 pounds off I can walk without so much pain. I am looking forward to ever 10 pounds I get off so it will relieve the pain and pressure from my knees and hips. I know I am kind of rambling but I just want to write something . I need to stop hiding and come out and do something for my health.

  
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JIBBIE49 1/28/2014 7:12PM

    Keep going

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JTREMBATH 1/27/2014 12:43PM

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/27/2014 11:47AM

    You are doing great! You also have a wonderful attitude and that's what we need to always work on, so good for you. Yes, that has happened to me, too...lose a large amount of weight and then for whatever reason (and I have lots) it finds it's way back to me. For me it has to do with allowing myself to fall back into all those bad habits I had before. I think I've never truly embraced the lifestyle change as much as I needed to do. Regardless, we're not giving up and you are living proof that the path to success is sticking with the plan! Kudos to you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEPUDDLES 1/27/2014 11:39AM

    Good for you!!!!! You do a lil everyday and you WILL suceed! Do your best to work thru the pain sAfElY and it will be worth it. I am proud of you for coming out of "hiding" and so impressed that you have managed to steer clear of the processed sugar! That is amazing emoticon


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exercise

Monday, April 01, 2013

The first of April. I like looking at the calendar there stretches a whole month to do all my exercises and eat healthy. I went to my gym this morning and did the elliptical for thirty-five minutes. I then did a bout 25 or 30 minutes of weight lifting. This morning was for my abs, arms and legs. I think I am going to up my weight routine and do them four times a week. That will give me two days on my abs, arms and legs and two days on my chest, back and shoulders.
That always worked out good and I feel so strong and healthy. I feel like I have not been giving 100 percent to my exercise or food. I have a nice long month ahead of me and on May the 1st I want to feel good that I have done what I should . emoticon

  
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LYNNWILK2 4/5/2013 1:56AM

    Congratulations ... you're making health assessment that are good and positive in your journey. I am encouraged reading this blog that great things can happen with small changes.

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LEISHAMARIE2 4/3/2013 12:24AM

  Awesome ~ I Like the idea of looking at my calendar and seeing a whole month to exercise .. Nice motivation ~ Thanks for the ideas on the food..



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JAOTAO 4/2/2013 3:22PM

    Great Job!

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JILL313 4/2/2013 12:01AM

    Good for You emoticon You're doing an awesome job with exercise. With your positive attitude and moving more you're going to see lots of progress this month. Good for you for doing it and just not talking the talk but really walking the walk. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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eight months

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wow I can't believe it eight months with no processed sugar. I feel wonderful. I am so relaxed and calm. I am thinking clearly. I make wise choices. If I get a little antsy and want to change things or not sure what I am doing is right it does not take me long to touch base with my sparkers and they usually are so encouraging and seem to say the right thing and I get back on track. I am having no cravings for sweets what so ever. I guess if you don't eat them you don't want them. We were in a store and people were wild over grabbing candy for Easter. Sugar is very additive and they were acting like they were needing their fix of candy. I use to be right in the mix. I am so glad if I do some grabbing its going to be fruit. The more I study the effects of sugar on the body the happier I am with the choices I have made. I have learned all kind of neat recipes for sweets with just dates, nuts, coconuts, peanut butter, dried fruits, etc. Its amazing how banana ice cream taste. I mean just a frozen banana whipped up by itself or fruit, nuts added and honey and cocoa for a chocolate syrup. We can be healthy if we really want to be and I do. Happy Easter everyone and thanks for all the encouragement.

  
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JILL313 4/2/2013 12:05AM

    As you mentioned the more sugar I eat the more I seem to want. Sugar is very addicting, unfortunately. I sure wish it was healthy for us but of coarse it's not. Are you on a special diet or just using common sense and your own knowledge about how your body feels when you eat sugar?. Keep it up. I'm proud of you.

Hugs,

Jill

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DJ4HEALTH 3/30/2013 9:40PM

    You are so right about the sugar fix that you see people need and how they act too. Fruit is better and sometimes a little too sweet.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/30/2013 8:58PM

    Congrats on your success so far!! Keep up the good work!! Happy Easter!!

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