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Success

Friday, July 26, 2013

So many people have said that this is a journey, not a destination, but I have never thought of this in terms of an end product of success. I need to go back and check my goals. Are they goals that have to do with the destination or goals that have to do with the journey? My major goals should not be about the destination, I believe, because that implies to me that when you reach that goal, you are done. Instead, my goals should be about some things that I will keep on doing with end point in sight. It certainly is helpful to achieve along the way with motivators, however. Hmmm...time to doublecheck and maybe reword my goals or separate my goals from my motivators along the way!


Have a healthy and successful journey! emoticon emoticon

  
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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 7/26/2013 10:17PM

    YES... goals for the journey, so we can become happier and healthier along the way.
Onward! emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/26/2013 11:28AM

    emoticon Love the quotes especially the last one. must keep moving. emoticon emoticon

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KAB7801 7/26/2013 11:06AM

    One of my goals is to be as healthy and happy as possible, I don't think that can ever be reached, you can always get healthier and happier!
Great blog makes me think!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/26/2013 10:53AM

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DETERMINEDDE 7/26/2013 7:48AM

    Awesome blog - great message! Thanks for posting!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/26/2013 7:17AM

    Great blog. Thanks. Have a good day.

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ELRIDDICK 7/26/2013 7:05AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Outpourings!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I am truly blessed! I have my family and friends who are wonderful. It has been my SFs lately who have offered advice, questioned me, supported and encouraged me. It truly helps when people have gone or are going through the same thing you are. I am beginning to realize that this whole calorie thing may stall me for a quite a while until I figure it out (feel free to hit me on the head with that fact over and over again!). If I didn't have all of you here, I probably would have given up since I haven't seen the fastest scale results. You are trying to teach me patience. Just warning you, I, and most other people in my life, have tried to teach me patience, but I have been a slow learner for 58 years. Your outpourings of concern encouragement, etc. have been truly heartwarming. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon s!!!

  
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DUXGRL1 7/25/2013 8:27PM

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JACKIE542 7/25/2013 11:17AM

    Isn't it nice to have friends here to help us along. We know how you feel and we are here to help. emoticon

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KAB7801 7/25/2013 8:55AM

    Were here for you! emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 7/25/2013 6:53AM

  Well sometimes I find that I have to write slowly as not everyone reads quickly.....just kidding...This whole weight thing is an enigma at times but patience will come with time and believe it or not you will figure out what works for you. Everyone is unique and different methods work for different people.



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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/25/2013 6:32AM

    This is not an easy journey, and left to myself, I would still be stuck in the pattern of starting each day trying to be perfect and then giving up at the first sign of a misstep. SP friends continue to remind me it's process and progress, not perfection. We are definitely all in this together.
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LOPEYP 7/25/2013 6:27AM

    Definitely the best part of the journey is the friends we meet along the way!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/25/2013 6:20AM

    This journey is so much better taken with friends! So glad we're here together! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/25/2013 6:20AM

    We're here for you. Just don't give up. Keep trying until you find what works for you. emoticon emoticon

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PATSYB7 7/25/2013 6:19AM

    Patience is key! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We are all in this together!
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Ridiculously Amazing Part 2

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I am not sure I am "making" my day ridiculously amazing, but really just noticing things that make the day amazing! Examples of this just yesterday: husband texting me for no reason at all emoticon , sitting at my desk yesterday getting ready for summer school and realizing that I am doing exactly what I was meant to do, emoticon , having a professional conversation with a woman who used to be my son's girlfriend in HS and being able to help her with teaching resources, having saved enough calories (even fat!) to have a piece of pizza, emoticontalking with a friend for the first time since school let out, getting tickets for a musical show, sitting down after coming home and listening to the breeze and my wind chimes, emoticon over 10,000 steps again yesterday, emoticon getting into the car and on the radio is "Lean on Me," and my husband taking the time to continue to watch 2 episodes of MASH every night with me since I am trying to work through all 11 seasons. emoticon There are lots more that I can't think of right now, but it is "ridiculously amazing" how many of these moments are in your day! I am truly grateful! emoticon

  
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SHERYLDS 7/27/2013 9:02AM

    love this

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JACKIE542 7/24/2013 9:25PM

    All amazing things to be grateful for!! emoticon

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DUXGRL1 7/24/2013 8:02PM

    That's great! emoticon

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KAB7801 7/24/2013 8:57AM

    Great attitude towards life!
That is ridiculously Amazing! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/24/2013 8:34AM

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/24/2013 7:10AM

    We do have good lives ... sometimes we just need to slow down and realize how truly awesome they are. Thanks so much for the reminder! Enjoy the new one ahead of you!! emoticon

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BINEMELLES 7/24/2013 7:05AM

    That DOES sound like a ridiculously amazing day! I just love it when lots of little things like that happen, like a favorite tune coming up the moment you turn on the radio.
And I think it is so wonderful that you are doing exactly what you were meant to do.
Keep up that wonderful attitude!
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Ridiculously Amazing!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Before I head out the door, I need a plan. No, not a plan for eating, nor a plan for getting my water in, nor a plan for exercise time. I need a plan for this:



Imagine what your life would be like if you set out to do this every day! Every day is amazing and, in the rush of things, we sometimes forget to notice that.

What if we all took the time to notice and be thankful for all things in our lives? Notice that I didn't say just the good things, but the challenges as well.



Have a ridiculously amazing day!

  
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LOPEYP 7/24/2013 5:35AM

    I will try. You too! emoticon

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DUXGRL1 7/23/2013 7:53PM

    What a great thought!

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BLUENOSE63 7/23/2013 2:12PM

  Great idea.....on the mental notepad to do this once a day!

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NANCYPAT1 7/23/2013 11:12AM

    Lovely and truly special message. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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MOTHEPRO 7/23/2013 10:53AM

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GRANDMASHUNGRY 7/23/2013 10:01AM

    Great idea!
Let us know how your amazing day goes!

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JACKIE542 7/23/2013 9:37AM

    emoticon Great idea. I am going to have a ridiculously amazing day too!! emoticon emoticon

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KAB7801 7/23/2013 9:20AM

    I love that! emoticon

One thing really good about taking care of my Everleigh is she notices everything and says "What's That?" so I get to slow done and see the little things again that make life truly Amazing!
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HDHAWK 7/23/2013 8:35AM

    Excellent!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/23/2013 8:05AM

    I agree that gratitude is key. May we be open to the amazement!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/23/2013 7:44AM

    What a wonderful idea!! Wishing you a ridiculously amazing day!! emoticon

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OK, OK!

Monday, July 22, 2013

I was right. Number wasn't the way I would have liked it to be...up 1.5 pounds. I used the Fitbit to check calories burned during exercise, so I know I was closer than just guessing like before. I always ate 1200-1500 calories with a good balance. The new tracker says I wasn't eating enough, but I didn't believe it. Yesterday it said I should have eaten between 1700 and 2200 calories based on how much i worked out. I guess I am going to try to do what it says. I did eat 1600 yesterday. OK, OK, we will see! This does not change a thing about my belief in the process, but I do hate not being able to get the right answer quickly. It must be the teacher in me!

OK, my big problem was deciding to live a healthy life. My little problem is getting the scales to reflect it. If I don't solve the little problem, it doesn't matter. I will still be living as healthy as I possibly can be!

  
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BINEMELLES 7/24/2013 8:48AM

    I have to agree with BLUENOSE here - I just recently found out that I am in the same situation, I have been eating below my basal metabolic rate for a while, obviously I have put my body into starvation mode. Now that I am trying to stick to the number of calories my tracker tells me, I have started to gain.
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I guess it's counterintuitive, if you gain weight of course you want to react by eating less. But I guess it takes a while for the body to realise that you're not trying to starve it, right? You can do it, give the new numbers a try!
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BLITZEN40 7/24/2013 1:23AM

    WTG counting your calories and knowing exactly how much you ate each day. If you're doing that, your little problem will work itself out in no time. emoticon

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DUXGRL1 7/22/2013 2:58PM

    Oh, well you know that I know how frustrating THAT is! We just have to keep on going, don't we, and hope that it will be better next time. I added you as a friend, too!

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JACKIE542 7/22/2013 12:23PM

    This does happen to everyone, darn scale!! But you got ot right at the end, keep living as healthy as you can, also pay attention to how good you feel, pretty soon the scale will move. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/22/2013 10:16AM

    I have been there. But I am S-L-O-W-L-Y seeing progress. Have some faith. Try not to get frustrated. YOU know when you are doing right. Just have faith and keep plodding along. When I was so down and ready to quit I would talk myself into keeping going. That paid off. I guess tenacity and stubbornness. The refusal to quit. That has kept me going.

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HDHAWK 7/22/2013 8:26AM

    This weight loss thing really is a process of listening to the feedback you get from the scale. Don't forget to include how you feel and how your clothes fit. Try taking measurements too. Sometimes measurements change before the scale shows it. emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 7/22/2013 8:17AM

    is the art or science of losing weight? emoticon

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/22/2013 8:12AM

    The bookkeeper in me wishes it were a more exact science too but I'm convinced we're on the right path. I remember reading a magazine article years ago that suggested we eat in the calorie range acceptable for maintaining our "goal weight", in my case that computes to about 1800-1900 per day. The article put forth the premise that by eating that way we would eventually attain that weight. However we look at it, we're doing this for health, and will just keep pushing with faith in the eventual success.
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GRACEFREE 7/22/2013 7:44AM

  "OK, my big problem was deciding to live a healthy life. My little problem is getting the scales to reflect it. If I don't solve the little problem, it doesn't matter. I will still be living as healthy as I possibly can be! "
Exactly! This is what I attempt to keep my focus on. Thanks for the reminder/validation :)

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BARB4HEALTH 7/22/2013 7:43AM

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/22/2013 7:21AM

    You can do it! I know where my calorie window is. I cannot go by the new tracker or what my Fitbit tells me. But, that's OK. I know what my range is. That's the important thing. Knowing where you need to hang out. You'll figure it out and be able to make the scale move!

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GLUECIPHER 7/22/2013 7:15AM

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KARENKANDO 7/22/2013 7:14AM

    Listen to your body. It will tell you every thing you need to know. I fully believe that. All the times that I have tried to do what the "experts" say, I fail miserably. When I listen to my body and do what it says, I win. Every time. Be wise, be healthy, be happy! emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 7/22/2013 7:13AM

  Now you know I know about caloric intake right.......

You aren't eating nearly enough to sustain what you want to do with your body. The low calorie count is putting your body into starvation mode, so it is keeping every last ounce of fat it can in case of famine. You need to eat a minimum of 1700 calories and trust me you will loose weight....depending on how active you are you may need to go to 1800.

Don't despair.....it will happen

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KAB7801 7/22/2013 7:13AM

    What a great attitude!
My scale is stuck! Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon
Getting healthier!
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