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Update 3/15

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I decided if the co-workers ask me directly what I think about their diet, or if they tell me directly "I've lost XXX pounds in one week!" THEN I will say something. But just overhearing them talk about, it, I'm not going to butt in. No one likes a know-it-all.

Another busy week, although I'm grateful for it: Monday I worked from home w/my son because he had some days off school. I love working from home once in a while. I kinda wish I could do it once a week again, like I used to about 5 years ago.

Because it's EIGHTY DEGREES around here lately, I'm thinking a lot about my yard (and how terrible it looks). I really hope to pretty it up this spring. I want new planters, new plants, and maybe some new paint or stain for the deck. Hope I'll be able to make all of that happen!! I am ususally pretty bad about not prioritizing tasks like that. On one hand, it's good -- I don't let myself get bogged down with things that aren't really important. On the other hand, if it would make me feel good, I should do it -- and this WOULD make me feel good.

I've been slightly hungry for a week and a half but I'm hoping that means I'm doing this right. emoticon Doing pretty well keeping calories in-range. Woo hoo!

It's a running day - I need it!! I'm on W6D3 -- 25 minutes running. Don't know if I'll make it, but I'm going to give it a shot!!

  
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ELISOS 3/16/2012 12:26AM

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EL-E-E 3/15/2012 1:27PM

    Bah. Didn't have it in me. I ran 10 minutes and walked the rest. It's still cardio, though, and THAT's what I needed.


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KAYYVAUGHN 3/15/2012 7:32AM

    Running 25 minutes is great. I know that I couldn't do it.
Good luck.
Kay

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Good week overall!

Friday, March 09, 2012

It's been a good week, calorie-range and calorie-burning-wise. Hooray! I needed a good week. Today's meatless Friday, woo hoo! Black bean burrito, here I come!

Can't stay too long (I've already been on longer than I should, since I GAVE UP doing this for Lent, ha!), but I do want to be faithful and track stuff, and just wanted to post that I'm happy today and hoping for a loss on the scale when I weigh in -- maybe tomorrow? maybe Monday? I'll be sure to let you know!

Thx to everyone for their support on my last blog post!! You guys are great friends.

Stay motivated, do your ten minutes, and have a great weekend!

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MOSTMOM1 3/14/2012 7:11AM

    You rebel, you.
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ELISOS 3/13/2012 3:30PM

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KAYYVAUGHN 3/9/2012 4:27PM

    Great job Lee. You are on top of things.
Kay

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MLIANNE 3/9/2012 12:50PM

    Glad you're still checking in even it's not allowed :P Also, great job on the good week! Keep it up. I'm happy you're feeling chipper :)

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Moody, Tired of Tracking, Co-workers and HCG

Monday, March 05, 2012

Yesterday I was in such a foul mood. No need to wonder why -- I haven't been doing my cardio. To be fair, I did have a cold again, and was home with a sick kid, but still. There's no excuse. Back at it this week.

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I'm also SO sick of having calorie counts in my brain. I haven't been good about tracking since I've been "off" the SP site for Lent, but I still basically KNOW the number of calories in something, and I wish I didn't. I hate that when I eat something, I'm thinking, "this is a 'calorie-expensive' food." I'm just sick of it, and considering abadoning the practice altogether, and just going with my gut (so to speak), getting plenty of veg/fruits and lean protein... but ...I'm a little bit addicted to tracking, too.

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Some of my coworkers are doing the HCG injections and an Atkins-like 'diet' (lots of pistachios throughout the day, and get this, a Zaxby's "Zalad" with extra buffaloed chicken. Very nutritious, LOL.) I have, until now, kept my mouth shut, but of course I've looked it up and it doesn't sound like a very smart way to lose weight. How do I say something without sounding like a know-it-all? I feel like even sending a link to a good article about it will seem like I'm meddling, even if I say, "I'm concerned about this diet you're on..."

Of course I'm not the best model for losing weight, since I can't seem to at all. But still.

  
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BLACKJEN82 3/7/2012 1:50PM

    Hey there!! I hope you're doing better. My advice: don't give up tracking and don't say anything to your friends LOL But if you do say something to your co-workers, you might just give them the info about sparkpeople and gently encourage them to try a new lifestyle they can maintain? I don't know, that's tough. But what I've learned in my yo-yo dieting for the last 12 years is that whatever you do has to be something you can stick with, for life, not just until you lose that last few pounds...

Hang in there and let me know if you need some support! Hugs! emoticon

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MLIANNE 3/6/2012 10:27AM

    Hang in there! I'm sorry you've been sick - major bummer. A good friend of mine did the HCG diet and has been suffering every since. I'm glad your'e smarter than that!

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REWIND3 3/5/2012 6:08PM

    One day at a time. I'll say a prayer for you. Hope you have a good week. emoticon

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REWIND3 3/5/2012 6:07PM

    One day at a time. I'll say a prayer for you. Hope you have a good week. emoticon

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TWINSMOMMY607 3/5/2012 10:14AM

    Big Hugs!!!

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Last week

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I ran on Tuesday at the new gym -- loved it, no one talked to me or bothered me, and that is my kind of gym -- and then Friday at the office gym. I think I prefer the new gym, actually, BUT for time reasons I can really only work out for 20 minutes there (need the other time for driving/changing clothes).

No knee pain at all with the new shoes. Hooray!

I decided that for Lent, I need to stay off the SP site during the workday. I can get sucked in and "play," leaving comments, reading blogs, "huddling," for an hour or more when I'm not paying attention. It's harder to login at home, but I'll try.

It's so windy out! Glad I have the gym membership so if I want to run, it does NOT have to be outside! I think I'm the only one who feels that way (prefers treadmill over outside).

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EL-E-E 3/5/2012 8:25AM

    @Kay, the gym is up on Stilesboro/Due West, it's a Workout Anytime that my husband belonged to; he just added me to his account. :)

@Mlianne, I got Brooks Adrenaline and I love 'em!

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MLIANNE 2/28/2012 10:00AM

    I'm glad that you like the new gym! I always like when people never talk to me, too; it's quite annoying! What new shoes did you buy?

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/27/2012 6:18AM

    I do like the treadmill, but I also enjoy walks outside with my husband. We walked to the park nearby one morning last week. It was so nice. They have made improvements to our park. Usually, I'm doing DVDs or the treadmill, but it's also nice to get outside.

I'm glad that you have found a gym. Is it nearby?
Kay

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ELISOS 2/26/2012 8:49PM

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1 Year!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I'm happy about this being my 1 year Sparkiversary, even though I haven't lost the 10 pounds I wanted to lose. I have gained this, instead:

--A habit of drinking water, at least 48 oz a day compared to zero ounces a day on average!
--A completely foreign-to-me desire to try running!
--A total understanding that exercise elevates my mood and keeps stress and daily anxiety (to which I am prone!!) manageable.

I'm happy because I'm still here. I'm still working at it!

I'm happy because I got fitted for new running shoes over the weekend (Brooks Adrenaline and they're RED, my fave).

I'm happy because I've learned that life gets in the way sometimes and THAT'S OKAY; you can just pick it right back up.

I'm happy because 10 minutes a day makes a difference. (Didn't believe that before.)

I'm happy because I still want to keep going; I am not defeated.

I'm happy because I'm making better choices. Still have a ways to go, but improvements have been made.

I'm happy because I'm learning about myself all the time.

I'm happy to know all of you! Thanks for reading and supporting me!

  
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ELISOS 2/26/2012 9:16PM

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STEADYON 2/25/2012 2:55PM

    WAY TO GO!

I wish I could be that happy! With the time that has past ;)

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MLIANNE 2/24/2012 11:51AM

    LOVE THIS! Go you!

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JOANNS4 2/23/2012 9:24AM

    Happy Sparkversary! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/23/2012 8:00AM

    Congratulations. Lee, that is wonderful. I love your positive attitude.
Kay

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ROBERTGSHOWERS 2/22/2012 12:32AM

    Congratulations! And well said! Like Coach Nicole says, you don't learn to love your body because it's thin, you learn to love your body FIRST, then health and appropriate weight loss will come.
(http://www.dailyspark.com
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ving_your_body_isnt_losing_weig
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Peace and good to you

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HAPPY SPARKVERSARY!!!!

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MOSTMOM1 2/21/2012 2:36PM

    I'm happy because of all of your NSVs. You've really racked up quite a collection! Good for you; I think you've had a stellar year. Spark on!
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SPARKCHANTAL 2/21/2012 1:52PM

    only 10 pounds? you lucky sparker.

i'm approaching my one year anniversary, too, and have collected all the benefits you listed, as well (well, except this running thing. nix for me!)
have only gotten about half way to my goal, and am hoping that the next season will get me to the finish line.

shake a tailfeather!

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