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WOW IT'S ALMOST A NEW YEAR

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This has not been the best year for losing weight as I would have liked. I am out of motivation. The spark has just died. The bad part of that is it is effecting my teams too. I'm not logging in like I need to be and I'm not really feeling it any more.

So how do I get that motivation back? I'm still pondering that. I've reset all my goals, restarted my Fast Breaks and am trying to get on here more and checking in with my teams. Exercise is still not a strong point. I have had so much trouble with my knee recently, my doctor gave me a prescription for some pain medication. I'm mostly using those on the days I work both jobs.

Stress -mainly job stress isn't helping any. I'm working two jobs and am lucky to get 20 hours a week between the two. My BF had a little money stuck back and he's had to get into that to pay my share of the house bills because I'm making enough to pay my personal bills and buy groceries. Luckily I had money stuck back for Christmas for my grand Kids so I'm thankful I didn't have to worry about that.

I thank God everyday that I have a roof over my head and food to eat and my heart goes out to those who don't. I wish I could help more.

To anyone who reads this-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/16/2009 7:14PM

    Not the best year for weight loss for me either. I found my Xmas letter from last year and discovered I have lost 9 pounds this year. I'm not committed enough.

We have had similar financial problems and it really sucks. We have not gotten into our savings, mainly because we borrowed money from our son. LOL.

I am hoping that your knee improves, your job situation improves, and that you have a better year ahead in every way.

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SPARKDAYTON AUGUST MEET N GREET

Friday, August 28, 2009

Last night was our meet n greet for this month. We met at COX ARBORITUM for a walk. Attending were 2 new members and 2 members whom I've met at previous meetings. JODI, MOMONDIET, MISSENG AND SANDER48 and myself. I got some very nice pictures which I will be posting soon.

To those who missed the meeting-sorry you couldn't make it. Maybe another time. I'd like to do Cox one more time before it gets too cold. Hope you can join us then.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/28/2009 10:59PM

    Cool. I wish I could meet some sparkpeople in my area.

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SANDER48 8/28/2009 9:35AM

    Good Morning, Nancy, I really enjoyed our meet-n-greet last night and meeting Jodi and Cindy for the first time. I would love to see the group get bigger but it was nice to be able to socialize with everyone because it was small. Looking forward to the next MnG. Sandy

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STAYING ON TRACK

Saturday, August 15, 2009

i have a bad time with weekends. I'll start out good and by Sunday night I blow it. I'm starting out strong this morning. I just turned down mcdonalds breakfast. BF wanted egg mcmuffins and was going to get me one too. Naw, I'll make me an omelet here. He asked why? Less sodium if I make it at home. So he is getting them just for him and I can stay on track.

He thinks I'm fine the way I am. He's about 15 pounds over what he should be. He's lost about 20 pounds in the past few months. Says I'm turning him into a veggie.

  
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IWILLROCKIT 8/16/2009 2:49AM

    You are STRONG and you ROCK!!

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MAKZ3D 8/15/2009 4:02PM

    Nancy, I'm sure your omelet tasted so much better. It was better for you and probably more filling and satisfying. Glad to see you doing good. I went to eat a part of a chocolate bar and then ate the whole thing. With my overtime tonight I'll jog a little longer.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/15/2009 3:44PM

    The world needs more veggies. LOL. Men seem to always have to be dragged kicking and screaming into healthier habits.

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ME-ELIZABETH 8/15/2009 1:14PM

    Someone once told me that the more you do that the stronger you get at it.

GOOD JOB

GOD Bless you
Elizabeth

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MARILYN1946 8/15/2009 10:35AM

    Way to go, Nancy! Kudos on your great start this weekend!

Controlling that sodium with a homemade omelet was great, plus you saved a ton of carbs on the muffin.

This morning I made an omelet with 2 eggs, 1/2 cup leftover cooked and chopped broccoli, and an ounce of pepperjack cheese. That and a cup of decaf coffee with cream was very satisfying.

Great that BF has lost weight. I'm jealous that men lose weight so much more easily than women, though. LOL

I'll be rooting for you this weekend.

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FLOWHITE1 8/15/2009 8:44AM

    i have the same problem.when your mate get in the habit of doing the same thing together its hard for them to change like it is for us

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FAIRFAUX08 8/15/2009 8:20AM

    I think many of us fall short when it comes to eating outside of our own environments. Especially, when it comes to fast food places and our favorite restaurants. At least I realize that it is one of my biggest problems to staying on track. Because it seems as though this will be an ongoing problem for many of us, it's probably best not to blame outside influences for the choices that we make which ultimately affect our personal health. Even if they are our closest loved ones! In my opinion, you did exactly what you were supposed to do - take full responsibility for your own personal well-being. Very well done! emoticon

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FITKAT2010 8/15/2009 8:08AM

    Question: If "he" knows you are trying to lose weight, why is he offering something that is shown to be bad for diets? Is he trying to sabotage your program? You don't need that kind of help. How is his weight? Perhaps talking to him about NOT offering this crap to you would help you.

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FEELING INSIGNIFICANT

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Maybe it's just me, but sometimes I just feel like no one really listens to what I am saying. I'm not very eloquent at saying what I want to say. I just really don't know how to put my feelings into words.

Take blogs for instance. I hear all the time how blogging will help you get your feelings out into the open. But if you really don't know how to properly put those feelings out there, how is this supposed to help?

What is my purpose in the grand scheme of things? I still haven't figured that out yet either. Maybe I should just fade into the background and be an observer for awhile.

  
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STELLARINA60 8/15/2009 11:36PM

    Please keep blogging ,I think you are doing a very good job . I write to much and am long winded but I write as if I were talking to someone or myself and what ever pops into my mind at the moment I set down to type . Mine may not be the best ,but they are my thoughts .. It matters not what others think ,only what you yourself do . Keep on writing and keep on thinking only the thoughts that you yourself can have because there is only one you and only you can try to express yourself and maybe let us get a glimpse of the person we like and would like to know better . I admire you for your hard work and on top of that determination to live a healthier lifestyle
My husband works 50-60 hours a week and I know how draining that can be .

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MARILYN1946 8/13/2009 3:16PM

    Aw, that's so sad. No one should be made to feel as you do right now.

You ARE significant and are a role model for many of us--including myself.

I for one, will try to be a better listener.

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THANIA1 8/13/2009 2:56AM

    Hope you would not stay just in the back ground and be an observer.

You have a lot to offer , it is a matter of just do more little by little, some people are better in expressing themselves and some find it harder , is a matter of practice. Also some times the things one feel are so intense and genuin that words are so short .

I think I know why you feel like this!! Keep being so caring and dont worry if the people you care so much , dont seem to care for you. Maybe is just a slip in their memory intention Lol.

I think you have a lot of sense of humour, which for me is more important.

Hugs

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IWILLROCKIT 8/13/2009 12:46AM

    Hey - you inspire ME. Please keep on trying to express those feelings. Even though I don't always respond I'm listening. Love you!!

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LEALOWE 8/12/2009 11:53PM

    Keep on blogging. You're comments are articulate and inspiring. I'm glad I read your blog; it helped me get through a stressful day. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/12/2009 11:12PM

    People take what I say the wrong way all the time. I was severely injured in an accident when I was a teenager and had amnesia and ended up with expressive aphasia. LOL.

Please don't give up trying to express your feelings. You have a lot to offer.

I would really miss you if you left. There were times that you were only one who seemed to care. You were still posting all alone.

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BAH HUMBUG........

Friday, July 24, 2009

Between my back hurting and jobs that I hate, I've been in a terrible funk all week.

I got my back adjusted Monday and today it finally feels better. My neck, shoulder and lower back were all out of alignment. Most of that is due to my job where I have to lift and move heavy boxes every day. It isn't a continues thing but there are several 25-35 pound boxes I have to move from the freezer to the walkin. Sometimes I'm lucky enough I can get one of the guys to help but usually they are too busy and I hate to ask. So my back has hurt too bad that I didn't exercise all week because I'm afraid to knock it back out.

My other job, they just assume I'll work when I'm not scheduled. It too is restaurant work and I don't like it either. The manager is not a nice person and is just very negative. I don't think she likes me because I have way more experience at her job than she does and she isn't really doing it right. She is just flat hateful to me most of the time. I can't quit because jobs are just too hard to get right now and like most, I have bills to pay.

So between both jobs I haven't had a day off for six weeks. This coming Sunday I am taking the day off. Going to go see my elderly mother then off to see my birthday girl. My oldest granddaughter will be 15 on Sunday. Then I'll stop and see the babies who are 3 and 4, then back home. I won't get anything done around the house but I need some family time even though I'll be in the car most of the day. Of course Monday and Tuesday I'll be working both jobs but it will be ok.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/26/2009 10:23PM

    Girlfriend, I feel really bad for you. I've been in similar circumstances and it sucks. I can only say that I think your deserve better and that I hope your situation improves. I hope your day off is super. emoticon

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THANIA1 7/24/2009 5:15PM

    Sunday is close now, and I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

I wish you could work less, but I don't know your situation. I left my job, and prioritize living better than having more money, but I don't have kids and no responsibility.

Please try to work 5 days a week and have 2 days to yourself lol. There is always somewhere that we can cut costs..,,

Hope this situation is only temporal and not permanent. As far as your back , ask your bf to give you a daily message, lol. That what bfs are for.

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