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Dr. Oz Episode

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Dr. Oz Episode with my pictures (unless they were edited out or something), is on today at 2:00pm. Woohoo. Maybe seeing that might give me the motivation again, because I am failing fast.

I did get up and do some spinning (I tried to do stepping, but it killed my knees and I had to stop), but my food has been totally out of control the last two weeks. I have no access to a scale, but I feel like it is not good. I had a loaded burrito, snacks (the snacks were healthy), and a burger and chips and pasta salad last night. I was really kind of depressed yesterday and went back to seriously unhealthy and destructive habit. I didn't even walk yesterday. But, I got back on the saddle today. I hope I snap out of this. It isn't good.

  
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GRANNY2B2 5/6/2013 8:07PM

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COLLEENROSTE 5/6/2013 5:46PM

    Linda- not sure how things are going for you now-- we ( I ) miss reading your blogs and hearing about your adventures- hoping that your visit with your friend and her babe is going well. Keep up with your healthy habits- eating, moving- you know what to do.. I kind of worried that with all the hype your fitness class leaders were giving you, crowning you Zumba Diva, pictures to Dr Oz etc....life might be becoming a bit of a fishbowl- and we all know how well a fish does in a small bowl under bright lights----remember- you are amazing without all the hype. Your determination and dedication to your own health journey got you where you are- your are a sparkling inspiration to so many in the spark community. It was YOUR hard work- not theirs that changed your life. Stay true to yourself and what you value , don't let the pressure of always needing to meet other people;s expectations change who you are.
whether you are up a pound or down a pound- it doesn't matter- embrace who you are and celebrate your uniqueness and venture into the journey of healthy maintaining
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WETPTARMIGAN 4/28/2013 11:56AM

    I love the metaphor about not puncturing the other 3 when you get 1 flat tire. You fix the flat and get back on the road. Hope you're back rolling in high gear soon!
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COLLEENROSTE 4/27/2013 1:12AM

    get up and get moving--it is so hard to do. with the improved temperatures of spring weather it should be easier to find things to do and ways to move outside- but I'm reading that common theme amoungst many of my sparkies- and I've got it too- and I find it is harder now than before to stay vigilent about my eating and diligent about my fitness activity It's easy to take a vacation from healthy habits, but there is a definite price to pay. Be careful about "using credit" to pay for your vacation habits. the interest rates can kill you.. Enjoy your visit in Carson but remember your Zumba Diva friends are missing you and can't wait for you to come back

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L1ZB3TH354 4/26/2013 9:56PM

    Sorry I missed the episode. I really wanted to see it. I hope you get it together soon. You have made sooooo much progress. You have been an incredible inspiration to me. Try and figure out what put you into this funk.

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/26/2013 6:40PM

    sending cheer form far away . Being on dr oz is aweome whether you make the cut or not. i hope you snap out of it too. you are always motivating me. you are awsome . kick those blues away emoticon

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/26/2013 5:28PM

    emoticon I don't have access to TV otherwise I'd watch and see if you're on. I hope you are! Get back the scales! They give me a dose of reality when I step on them!
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Break from SP Points

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I may be taking a break from the SP points for a while. Since about November I have been on EVERY SINGLE DAY and trying to get about 140-150 points a day. I get every point I can. Now with the tracking and exercise I can see that being very important and I will always try and get my 24 exercise points if there is any way I can. The points I am talking about are the reading of all the articles and posting blogs (also I like doing this and might do that everyday). The thing is I spend so much time in front of the computer reading that I feel like there are other things I can be doing. Another hobby such as needle point or reading a good book etc. Maybe even going for a leisurely walk (I can't do much more intensive exercise than I do, or I would just fall down dead lol).

I will still be around, and I am not even 100 percent sure if I will be taking a break, but, I am just feeling a little overwhelmed with being online all the time if that makes sense. Especially until the next challenge starts up, I may just not be as involved as I usually am. I just didn't want anyone to worry.

  
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HAPPYGIRL511 4/27/2013 10:37AM

    I totally understand how we can get so preoccupied here that we seem to have no time for anything or anyone else. When I was a member and leader before I would spend so much time here that I wasn't even aware that I was in some ways shutting out my family. Now I would make meals, tidy up, run errands, but I spent more time here than the average person would spend at a 9 to 5 job.

Coming back I slice out an hour here and there throughout the day and in that time I get what I feel needs done and then I'm off to live life to the fullest. Having a plan of your day is what is working best for me. Its becoming a routine and like a job they makes you accountable or at least I think so.

Good for you making the discovery and realizing where your priorities need to be, find what works for you and Just Do It!

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KALISWALKER 4/25/2013 11:41AM

    I agree, I really cut back on Spark Points. I set the goal of getting more exercise minutes than Spark Points.

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BARCLE 4/25/2013 8:16AM

    emoticon - I hear ya! In a similar boat here too

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/25/2013 4:23AM

    Moderation in all things is good.

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L1ZB3TH354 4/24/2013 11:11PM

    Totally understandable. Good luck!

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ALFBUNDY 4/24/2013 10:00PM

    WOW..................140-150 a DAY??????????????????? I'm lucky if I get 25 points so I can spin the BONUS WHEEL! LOL emoticon

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25,000 Steps

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wow, got a lot of walking in today.

Got a txt from my crush. I was a little "butt hurt" as he didn't show up on Saturday. I didn't want to bother him and ask why. I just stopped communication and I guess it worked because he contacted me and wanted to do something tonight. So I guess he is still interested. I just couldn't go out as I am in Carson. Maybe when I get back. Fingers crossed.

  
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HAPPYGIRL511 4/27/2013 10:39AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep an open mind, wishing you a fun time with your "crush". emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/24/2013 8:17PM

    crossing my fingers also . what a lot of walking you did way to go !!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/24/2013 12:54PM

    That was a conversation I just had with my daughter! LOL Got my fingers crossed for the both of you and keep on walking !! :o)

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COLLEENROSTE 4/24/2013 2:17AM

    wow- good job walking- maybe it is time for a foot soak and massage

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L1ZB3TH354 4/24/2013 1:31AM

    My fingers are crossed too for you. Great job walking!

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Not So Bad

Monday, April 22, 2013

Well, even with this weekend that included so much bad food, I didn't actually gain anything per the scale at the Carson 24 Hour Fitness. I am amazed by that and now I am back on track in a big way, so I think I will take that little slip up. It was totally worth it. I won't do it again in the near future, but you have got to have crazy horrible food every once in awhile. I mean sure there are people out there that probably never TOUCH chili cheese fries, but...I am not one of those people. I did SHARE the burger and fries, and the quesidilla the next day. So sharing is better than eating the whole thing.

I found out I like Almond Milk. Yum!

  
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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/26/2013 12:20AM

    Almond milk IS yummy!! And yeah, chili cheese fries sound soooo good, I could never be the kind of person who just never eats stuff like that ever again. But I do what you do - I share that kind of food nowadays instead of eating a whole plate by myself. I think that's an excellent strategy when it comes to special treat food!


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ALEXSGIRL1 4/23/2013 7:13PM

    you need your rewards and happy eating now and then now you are back on track and moving forward no harm or fowl unless you do it every day

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ALMIGHTYSWEDE 4/23/2013 4:53PM

    you are still doing well emoticon emoticon

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4EVERNESS 4/23/2013 10:45AM

    Balance, moderation. I do think that part of this learning experience is to learn when and how much of these sorts of life's little pleasures that we can 'safely' indulge in. To totally abstain, gives one a sense of deprivation. Martyrdom with food is not a healthy mental attitude.

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COLLEENROSTE 4/23/2013 4:08AM

    each day is a fresh chance to choose ---and you are the queen of making educated choices----sometimes we just knowingly have to make bad ones that come with some kind of consequence, and then we step up and face the consequence head on, get over it and move on.. don't start beating yourself up for the bad ones--"do the time" and move on. even the Carson gym scale isn't holding on to a long hard grudge.- enjoy your visit with your friend
calories out will negate calories in

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L1ZB3TH354 4/23/2013 1:57AM

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JENNYD97 4/22/2013 9:58PM

    Nobody is perfect and if they say they are then they are lying! I had one of those weekends last weekend...ate an entire bag of baked cheetos by myself!! Killed my points for the day but I tracked them ALL!!!! :)
Starting over is the best thing :) Good luck this week!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/22/2013 9:51PM

    Almond milk is so good! No one's perfect and I'm like you I need a spurge every now and then to keep me focused otherwise all I think about is food - all the bad stuff all the time. Have a fantastic week!

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NANCYPAT1 4/22/2013 9:34PM

    Sounds like a totally healthy and sensible attitude to take on the whole situation. You don't HAVE to be perfect, you are definitely making progress.

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Off to Carson

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I will be going out of town for a little bit. I think that is a good thing. Just need a little time away. Hopefully will be able to make the scale move down.

I also need about 20 hours of sleep. I am so tired.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 4/22/2013 6:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon rest easy my friend enjoy your time away

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/22/2013 3:23AM

    Have a great adventure!

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L1ZB3TH354 4/22/2013 12:10AM

    Take it easy, get some rest.

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