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Holiday Challenge Break 270#

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I have struggled to get under 270 # i have a habit of sabbotoging my efforts of under and staying under. I have had many accomplishments but this one remains elusive to me. I know I must push myself to do this and not be AFRAID of getting past that, once i lose that i know i will break my own mind head game so I am going to try my best to make this by the end of the year.

1. Water
2. Exercise which coincides with my Spring Half training (25 weeks)
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3. Journaling tracking my food and feelings it works just do it and stay consistent! emoticon
4. Its just a number and that number does not define me remember it daily!!
5. Attitude is everything if i say i can't - i might as well just give up now.. so say you can and that you are worth it daily!! & you will!!
6. Keep a daily blog as much as you can on how you did. Accountability.
7. Eat Clean and watch portions
8. Plan you meals and day and don't steer from your goal finish each day!

I know I will!

  
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RD03875 11/25/2012 1:42AM

    Good Luck

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TRISHASPARKLES 11/24/2012 6:46AM

    emoticon emoticon It's a tough monster to conquer, that fear who lives in our head. I believe in you and I'm rooting for you.

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NBARNES 11/24/2012 1:20AM

    You've got it figured out, but how well I know figuring it out and executing don't always go hand in hand emoticon

But you're right to focus on the attitude - because if that's in a good place it makes the struggle all worthwhile.

Best of luck navigating this latest journey friend.

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SAFEHARBOR1111 11/24/2012 12:46AM

    I totally hear you! I can't seem to get past 200. There has been some talk that it may be hormone related because I'm going though menopause. Whatever it is, for you and me both, I wish the scale would reflect the effort that we are putting into becoming healthy!

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COUPONS0216 11/24/2012 12:34AM

    It's good to see that you are back on track and still pushing forward!
Emotional eating is such a tough thing to conquer, you are doing great job! I too play the sabotage game, I let my emotions rule for the last two months and stopped working out and just coasted, but I am back on track as well. Have a happy and healthy holiday season, I know you can get past this hurdle and SHINE as you always do!

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Back on Track

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Still pushing through. Enjoying time with my ladies of Tops. They give me the encouragement I need to continue to succeed. Last year we hiked the mountaint to Mirror Lake, Mt. Hood Oregon. We did it and this year we wanted to repeat the hike but the weather was not cooperating, snow in the higher elevation. We decided we would still hike today. We found another hike to some beautiful falls found obstacles along the way and climbed over them literally (climbed over a log) but got our prized a beautiful ZigZag Falls. Another triumph for us. Tomorrow we will see what the weather will bring. Today we had snow, rain and sunshine... It amazes me that when it was time to do our hike the sun came out almost like God was saying her you go ladies do your magic and we did!! So now it is raining but tomorrow it may not and off we will go to do more adventures!!

I feel strong with the encouragement of my friends and know i can continue my journey!!! My climb continues!!

  
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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/21/2012 9:31PM

    You hike sounded wonderful! So glad you could enjoy it with your TOPS friends!

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BLESSEDBEING 10/21/2012 8:40PM

    I love how positive and empowered and happy you sound! Women friends, beautiful scenery (I love mountains and waterfalls!), healthy exercise--sounds just heavenly!

Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon

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REXTINE1 10/21/2012 4:43PM

    You make me wish we were living in an RV again - there aren't any mountains around here. Have a good time tomorrow.

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NBARNES 10/21/2012 10:45AM

    There's nothing like a circle of women to give you the strength you need. I envy you this special time emoticon

I am fortunate be surrounded by remarkable women of all ages in my neighborhood - and am thrilled to have discovered a little tribe of remarkable women here as well -- I love my husband, but the power of women is something truly special. Drink in all that feminine love and have a terrific time!

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Loving myself!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Eating sensibly by eating the right carbs, and clean eating this week plus my marathon i lost 4.2#. Ever since the half marathon i started thinking here i am doing this half i knew i had to start feeding my body better foods!! I realized my body is me and i love me so there i must eat cleaner!!! I have made things from scratch this week and reved up the water!! I am worth it!!!

  
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BORGQUEEN 10/15/2012 9:18PM

    Geesh, I come back after a few months and you up and become a marathoner on me! Woo Woo!!!! I was sincerely very happy to see that you are doing so well, keep up the great work. You've always been an inspiration to me, and I see you are still setting the bar high. Way to Go! emoticon

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EAGLES_WINGS 10/10/2012 7:18PM

    Good job. I wish I could say the same, ~for the past few days I have been on the not clean side. I admire you for doing it!

Keep up the great work! emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/7/2012 10:52AM

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REXTINE1 10/4/2012 4:51PM

    emoticon Sounds good. Good show!

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BLESSEDBEING 10/3/2012 11:55PM

    YES! I agree on all counts! You are absolutely lovable and deserve to be treated with tender care and respect in all ways, including the fuel your marvelous body is given to run and walk and play and think and spread your awesome spark!

Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/3/2012 7:13PM

    emoticon You are worth it!

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RD03875 10/3/2012 3:28PM

    WAy to go

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FLUTTERBY4JC 10/3/2012 3:15PM

    You are doing an amazing job! Keep up the great work!
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NBARNES 10/3/2012 2:23PM

    Whoa - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the blog title. You ARE worth it and it's nice to see someone viewing eating clean as a reward, rather than a punishment emoticon

Keep up the great work! emoticon

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ALLCHRISSY 10/3/2012 5:32AM

    You sure are worth it! And I'm proud of you.

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DEBORAH-SIMS 10/3/2012 1:50AM

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Completed the 2012 Rogue Run Half Marathon - Walk 4 hrs 20 mins Pace: 19:55 :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The half started @ 8:10 am and was to finish at 1:05 PM. I had to have it done by 1pm in order to get my medal and complete it. I asked my good friend Brian to do this with me because I knew he would motivate and keep me going. Boy did he - I felt like I had a personal trainer on my back constantly telling me the pace time - we are behind, on or ahead of pace is what I would hear. I was feeling strong at mile marker 8 I took a pedestrian bridge pretty fast and it was hilly. I hit the 10.5 mile marker and that is when I hit the wall, I ran out of water and my left shin started to cramp up then at around mile marker 11 my right calve cramped up – at that point I was ready to cry I hear my best friend yell “WALK IT OFF – KEEP MOVING; WE DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS MOVE IT!! YOU WONT FINISH IF YOU DON’T WALK” I kept moving and walking after attempting to rub it down which didn’t help. I hit the 11.5 mile marker aid station, got two cups of water, 2cups of Gatorade and drank them plus they poured water over me and gave me a to go bottle. When I hit mile marker 12 I asked my friend Brian am I going to finish this on time. He turns around and says YES we have an hour but that doesn’t mean you can slow down FINISH STRONG KEEP MOVING!! I did I fought through major cramps to see the finish line at the ¼ mark yet it still feel sooo far really sucks. I made it through the finish line and it was the greatest feeling of accomplishment in my life. I got my medal – dogtag and gave my buddy a hug and said thank you. Love ya but hate ya! Lol. I thought we were last because we had passed up a team mom and daughter and the daughter was having a hard time come to find out afterwards she rolled her ankle on mile one. I didn’t think they were going to make it on time. Then we heard that they had 4 more walkers coming in I just got up from my stands and cheered her on. I knew how important it was to hear you did it we high fived and hugged!! It was a great experience something I will do again this time I want to better my pace. Considering my training got cut short because of my gallbladder surgery right in the middle was my proudest moment. As we drove back to camp, I realized as I could see the trail from the freeway I just walked this. I felt strong!! I continue to feel that way! After years of being told no or that you can't and believing it - believing you couldn't. Then have this and you see i could it is an amazing feeling inside me to carry forth on. Tell me I can't now and i know i will say - let me show how i did and will!

I promised everyone i would post some pictures here they are:



this is me at about a 1/4 mile left to go!




My good friend and motivator - at times I really wanted to hurt him but at the same time he challenged me to do my best time and finished it!

  
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AAAACK 9/29/2012 2:47AM

    Awesome! Awe inspiring! You did it, and should be very proud!

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REXTINE1 9/28/2012 4:43PM

    Your blog brings tears to the eyes. That's a inspiring story. Good show.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/26/2012 11:46PM

    emoticon on a job well done!

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BLESSEDBEING 9/26/2012 11:43PM

    You are totally *AMAZING*! That was a huge accomplishment, Emmy! Now you have proof positive that you really can do anything you put your mind to doing! emoticon and GO ... and GO!

Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon

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PATTYS74 9/26/2012 10:07PM

    Emmy you did it ...you rock....what an awesome fight to the finish. I am sooooo proud of you...Great accomplishment....congrats....wooho
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NBARNES 9/26/2012 8:44PM

    What a great accomplishment - and how fortunate to have a friend to urge you on and make you do what he knew you could do!

The training really paid off and I'm glad you posted photos so we can bask in your glory emoticon

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SUE1512 9/26/2012 8:13PM

    emoticon emoticon Look at you! Wow, Emmy, that is really awesome! And so good of you to cheer on the other person. Think about where you were a year ago and where you are today... emoticon

Keep it going - as Brian says - you CAN do it!

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Feeling Stuck! Gas up & Go!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I'm feeling so very stuck right now, really not knowing which way I'll travel. I get anxious and overwhelmed with all the roadblocks and detour signs being handed out. Why can't the directions on this map be smooth and easy?

Life is a journey and has a habit of putting pot holes on your road and sometimes just downright breaks you down to where you need a major service haul. That is where i am right now! I'm in the garage patiently waiting for myself to get repaired.

Just when I thought I was there; a big pot hole appeared a few weeks ago and i went crashing into it. I was flooded by memories and flashbacks - a setback but while at times I have felt numb I know those small adjustments that I am making in the garage will help turn on the headlights. I know i have had some major repairs in the past year and this one had more damage but I am determined to look for the solutions need to get back on the road.

For you see every road has bumps, detours and major potholes in life but each time I've hit one of them I continue to learn and get back out on the road. Each time I learn a little more about myself. I look inside and answer the questions within myself and generate a great eternal force from my power within to gas up and move on the road again! I am just about there but not quite just there I need a push maybe even just a little jumpstart to get it going.

While in the garage I'm told to stay off the scale and be gentle and kind to myself. To follow my heart for it will heal. This weekend is important to me; I walk my first half marathon while I am scared I am also very excited. I know it will take alot of of spark to finish it but I know I will because I have alot of power inside. I hope to find that power deep within and turn the highbeams on so that I won't be missed while on the road and make it within the time alotted to complete the half. I don't want to stay in the garage so therefore I must get that push out.

  
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REXTINE1 9/20/2012 10:14PM

    The answers are all around you - you just need to be sure that you are inspired enough to use them. My biggest help is to write down what I eat when I eat it, and the associated calories - which means I know the weight or volume, and the realistic calories associated with that. I write it in the pocket notebook as I go along, and the notebook is wherever I am, so I can sometimes look something up later. Then I enter the food in Spark People. I know how many calories I should be eating, and so I know when I'm getting close to a day's ration before it's too late.

I'm sure you will get back on track again.

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AAAACK 9/20/2012 12:29PM

    You'll get back to a more comfy spot soon. It's all a cycle. Hang in there for the downturn, and visualize that upturn. It's just around the corner (but which corner?). Good luck finding your corner.
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KOFFEENUT 9/19/2012 4:30PM

    I know what you mean about potholes, roadblocks, and detours. I figure we're all on a healthy lifestyle journey. We all hit those bumps in the road (heck, I've wandered off the road ENTIRELY before!), but the IMPORTANT thing is that we pick ourselves back up and continue in the right direction.

It is AWESOME that you're walking a half marathon!
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FLUTTERBY4JC 9/19/2012 4:29PM

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YOU are an inspiration to so many! You have taught me so much this last year and I owe so much of my success to you! You are an amazingly awesome person and as I have said before, I am honored to be your friend in this journey!
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This too shall pass and you will be better because of it!
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