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Changes - Daily vs. Longterm

Thursday, May 23, 2013

It occurred to me today that I have been focusing way too much on the daily weigh-in on the scale. I have been facing forward, but keeping my eyes looking at the ground. Instead, think about the changes I am going to see in the future, maybe when I am not even expecting them! Keep looking ahead and turn around once in a while to check!

  
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111BUTTERFLY111 5/24/2013 5:11AM

    What a wonderful observation! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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BLITZEN40 5/23/2013 9:30PM

    Keep your eyes on the prize! And that's somewhere up ahead, not too far into the future. Great CS Lewis quote.. thanks for sharing!

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JACKIE542 5/23/2013 9:12PM

    Love this emoticon

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CAROL494 5/23/2013 9:01PM

  So True! emoticon

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Patience!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

No one has ever described me as patient. I tend to jump in to whatever, work hard, and be rewarded immediately. Well, I jumped into SP. I am working hard, both food choice and working out. There's no immediate reward! This is odd for me to have to be patient, because I know in my head that this is definitely the way to go, but some weight loss would be nice! My husband has been super supportive and encourages me every single day. I would love to be able to say I lost some weight this week. Doesn't look like it's going to happen. I love that I feel so much better and can exercise longer and harder. So patience it is!
I am waiting and determined to keep a good attitude!

  
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LOPEYP 5/23/2013 6:35AM

    Keep tracking and you will see results. Right now your body is in a remodeling phase. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/23/2013 5:08AM

    Joyce is so wise. She hit the nail on the head with this one!! Thanks for sharing!

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JACKIE542 5/22/2013 10:39PM

    Love the quote Joyce Meyers is great.
I don't have very much patience, but as far as weight loss I have learned to be. You have those good things going for you right now you feel better and can exercise longer. Remember that, soon enough the weight will start dropping. Also take your measurements, sometimes you lose inches before weight, and that is a mood lifter. emoticon emoticon

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ANNMACP0212 5/22/2013 10:11PM

    Focus on those non scale victories. SOmetimes they're all we get. The scale is a fickle wench. Sometimes she cooperates after our hard work, sometimes not so much. Focus on how you feel instead. It's been a tough lesson for me, but is really helping my attitude stay positive.

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Oklahoma

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nothing really to say. So much tragedy lately.

  
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ADAPTOR 5/21/2013 10:06PM

    This is when we have the opportunity to all come together and help each other.

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JACKIE542 5/21/2013 9:56PM

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TEASCHERTZ 5/21/2013 9:51PM

    Amen.

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/21/2013 9:08PM

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I Love Spring! I Hate Winter!

Monday, May 20, 2013

I love spring, but I hate the winter. My husband suggested the other day that I wouldn't love spring so much if I didn't have to go through winter to get there. Hmmmm.... Is there a connection? Usually I can make a connection to my weight loss with any thought these days, but it did get me thinking. Maybe the more work I do to become healthy, the more I will appreciate it as time goes on? There's a lot of work to do in the spring, but I love it because you can see the results. Maybe I need to focus on more subtle results, then I wouldn't mind the work as much. Actually, I am not really dragging myself to work out everyday, so that is a subtle change! Our big job is to clean the deck, but we have been waiting for all our maple trees to drop. So many of them! Have a wonderful spring evening!

  
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JACKIE542 5/20/2013 7:56PM

    I agree with you. I love Spring too. What your husband says is true, after a long hard Winter it is so nice to see our gardens come alive again. I think it is the same for us, I know my body comes alive again, not just to work in the garden, but to work on myself.
I sure love that deck and such a beautiful property. Have a relaxing evening on your deck. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/20/2013 6:28PM

    I think I appreciate the changes my body makes now more than I did when I lost weight as a smaller woman. I know my morbid obesity gives me a whole other vantage point to this journey.

Such a shame that I have so much to compare this too! But, it is my story.

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Slow as Molasses!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I know that this is a common saying, but the only person I ever heard use it was my grandmother. It has special meaning for me since I watched her bake the best molasses cookies and noticed how much slower molasses came out of the bottle than milk. Even after she stopped baking, she still bought those big, soft, chewy molasses cookies that are packaged in cellophane. She would keep the cellophane on them and put the whole thing in the cookie jar! I have her cookie jar on my counter (usually empty, of course). Special memories! This got me to thinking about my weight loss. Lost a pound officially (probably go back up tomorrow), but it has taken a lot of sweat, tracking food, and a month and a half for this! I knew this was going to be a real struggle since I am on a medication that holds on to weight, but this is ridiculous! Then I thought about the molasses and how patient you have to be to finally get the amount you need - maybe weight loss is like that for me. If you want to have great molasses cookies, you have to wait (no pun intended). While I am waiting, I will keep myself busy doing healthy things! emoticon

  
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BLITZEN40 5/19/2013 11:18PM

    Slow and steady wins the race! emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 5/19/2013 7:49PM

    Now, that pound lost is gone - gotta think positive. I am green with envy when I read or hear about people losing 10 pounds in a month. but you know, I say focus on your journey Ju. It's not how ya start but how ya finish. We are on the Tortoise Team - so slow and steady. emoticon I am in the marathon to finish the race emoticon . I wish i was fast, but I'm not so get movin'. emoticon As The Penguin says 'Waddle On". Neil Diamond says "I am I cry, I am said I"

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KACAR51 5/19/2013 11:04AM

    I am sooo with you on this! I am doing everything right, and the scale won't cooperate! I am losing, but very slowly!

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/19/2013 10:01AM

    Great blog!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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JACKIE542 5/19/2013 9:47AM

    Good way to think about it. Yes, keep doing those healthy things. Have a great Sunday. emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 5/19/2013 8:33AM

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BLUENOSE63 5/19/2013 8:21AM

  Nope I say that all the time to my son....yet it was my grandmothers' saying

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/19/2013 8:19AM

    What a great analogy! My weight loss is slow also ... slow now. Used to come off without a problem at all. But, age, disease processes, meds ... well, you know the picture. Perhaps we should start a "Slow as Molasses" team! I bet we'd have a bunch of women our age! emoticon Always know that I'm right here with you ... never losing very fast, but always on the journey!

Have a wonderful day!!

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SNOOPY6180 5/19/2013 7:57AM

    Awwww. Yes, we'll be slow as molasses together.

(Although darn it, now you've got me craving MY grandmother's molasses cookies! emoticon emoticon

BTW, beautiful lilac wallpaper.

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CHERYLHURT 5/19/2013 7:56AM

  Stay healthy!

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