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Getting Serious! Setting goals and keeping my eyes on the prize!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

So I'm doing couch to 5k...so far so good being day one, lol. I'm really trying to get down my eating habits. I've been experimenting with making green smoothies. So yummy! I never in a million years thought a smoothie made with spinach could taste good! I'm back to eating salads and more fruit. Cutting down on the meat.I'm trying my best to motivate myself by reading other people's stories and blogs and look at you tube channels dedicated to weight loss.

I'm going to lose this 15 pounds. I consider it DONE! Nothing will stop me. I have made up my mind to achieve something that I have always wanted to do. It is within my power and I am the one who can make it happen...watch out! Here I come!!!!!!!!!

  
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ENERGETICMOMOF4 5/17/2012 9:56AM

    Thanks for the encouragement. It feels so good to know I'm not alone!

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MMNICKS 5/17/2012 9:04AM

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We are all here to cheer you on!!!!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/17/2012 8:54AM

    emoticonjob on starting the Couch to 5K. Hoping you find lots of joy and excitement on your quest to the 5K. I'm a runner and I can tell you.... there's nothing that compares to a great run. Be careful though, it's addictive.


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JANEMARIE77 5/17/2012 8:02AM

    you have the right attitude its not a race! take your time and be kind to yourself along the way. keep your eyes on many things not just the numbers on the scale.
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SAMI199 5/17/2012 5:30AM

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You can do it!!!

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2HAMSDIET 5/16/2012 11:01PM

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SJACK06S 5/16/2012 7:12PM

  Having the right attitude is a step in the right direction! Good luck in reaching your goals. You can do it!

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I'm Back and I've brought about 7 pounds with me...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

It's good to be back so sad that I have to lose this weight, but at least I'm nipping it in the bud now, before I get too far out of control. I don't want to be 140 pounds again and wearing size 10s. As it stands I'm about 132ish and my 6s are rather snug. I'm guessing I'm more of an 8.

I just get so mad at myself for fall off my healthly lifestyle. I let "life" get in the way and don't make the time for myself and then I just give in and eat crap. I honestly can't remember the last time I've been to the gym. I think I went once during the summer and before that maybe once or twice in the spring.

Anyway, I have to do something because my belly is out of control. I don't know why but when my weight goes up my tummy is just a jiggly mess...that is where the fat goes first. Then my hips and butt...not a good look on a short thing like me.

So my plan of attack is to get my diet right. I have zero motivation to go to the gym so I have no idea how I'm going to tackle that fact. You'd think the fact that I pay for the darn membership that I would make the effort, but nope...I honestly don't feel like going but I guess I'll have to force myself into going. I just bought myself new sneakers thinking that would help, but no such luck.

I'm going to have to really get it in gear and get my act together before this weight goes up and up and up...

Wish me luck (if anyone reads this...)

  
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BABY_GIRL69 12/1/2011 9:57PM

    You can do this again! At least you didn't let it get to 180lbs! You are nipping it in the bud right away. Now we need to get you motivated back to working out & eating better. The two go hand in hand in get fit & back to where you were. I found that I just started getting up & pressing the play button my DVR or putting a workout dvd in the player the night before. Some times I would sleep in my workout gear just so I would lay around for a few minutes then bounce up & workout. So it begins with one step..... Maybe if you would fall back in line with going to the gym eventually. Welcome back!!

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

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2HAMSDIET 12/1/2011 6:48PM

    My son's answer to not wanting to go to the gym was to have ask a friend to for a month to call him, email that he was expecting him bright and early at the gym the next day. Now he told the friend he didn't have to come he just needed to think he might be letting some one else down if he didn't show up. It worked. emoticon

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SOFTBALLMOM422 12/1/2011 3:20PM

    You can do this. Being back on this site is the first step. Don't try to do everything at once, start with small steps like eating healthy and tracking everything you eat. I just yesterday started again and tracking everything that I put in my mouth has been an eyeopener already. As for as getting motivated to go to the gym I know how that is. I have little motivation to workout, but I just tell myself I will feel better after. I always have more energy after a workout and sometimes that is all the motivation I need. Don't worry about throwing yourself right back into working out hard just take it slow. Maybe go and do a class, or just some aerobic exercises. Don't try to push yourself too far or you just might give up. Remember all the little steps add up to get us to where we want to be. Good Luck and I know that you can succeed. emoticon

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I Reached Goal!!!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I got an unexpected surprise when I woke up this morning which is that I reached my goal weight!!! Although, it took waaaay longer than I planned, I'm happy to reach 125 pounds today! I was in shock! I weighed myself a couple of times and it said 125.0!!! When I got home today after work I was 125.8 so I guess I really did make it! I'm thrilled and very motivated to continue! I actually want to go a bit lower and get down to 118. I'm thinking of starting my ticker over again and starting a new weight loss adventure!

I'm so thrilled to be in a "normal" weight range and happy that all my old clothes are fitting!!! I can't wait to tone up and lose a bit more! Most of all I can't wait to buy all kinds of cute clothes for the summer!!!

Thanks SparkPeople for giving people a place to learn about living a healthy lifestyle, and also gain inspiration and motivation. It is such a great place to learn and share information! I'm so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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FIT-AT-50 5/2/2011 9:30PM

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So happy for you!
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NEENSTER1 5/1/2011 3:21PM

    emoticon emoticon Be Encouraged. Keep up the hard work. emoticon

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BARCLE 5/1/2011 2:49PM

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RIKKI572 5/1/2011 12:24PM

    Contratulstions, I'm very happy for you!!

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SUEAZZI 5/1/2011 12:48AM

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2HAMSDIET 4/30/2011 11:31PM

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LENKA763 4/30/2011 6:55PM

    That is so nice to hear!
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Maintaining and even lost a bit!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

So I can't really say I've been going full out for the last 2 months. I really have not. I sort of went into maintain mode where I basically tried to avoid gaining back what I've lost. I've managed to do that, and now that I'm going into my last week of my in-class portion of my program I'm starting re-focus and narrow in on my goals. I start clinical placement a week from tomorrow so although no more tests and studying it'll be a whole new set of stressors - HOWEVER I will have no more excuses no more homework and assignments leaves time for the gym. So I plan to be more conisistent hitting the gym at every available opportunity. I have managed to stay in the 129/130 range. Although surprise of all surprises I've been 128.8 and then this morning 127.8!!! I'd like to take credit for that but I can't. You see, I've been sick the last week and have the wickedest sore throat known to man and makes eating seem like torture. I basically haven't been having any apetite and have been surviving on water, tea and Advil!!!

Anyway, I've thoroughly enjoyed school, but am glad to get out of the classroom and into the field where I'll be working. In Canada we call it Personal Support Worker (PSW), but in the States they call it Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). My grades are great (90s) and I hope to make Honours or Exceptional status. My final exam in on Thursday, so I'm busy with studying right now...the end is in sight!

All in all things are good, although they could be better I'm having faith.

On a side note: those jeans I'm wearing in my profile pic are all together too big and a fellow student of mine actually pointed that out to me on Friday. So I yesterday I decided to try on a pair of size 4s that haven't been able to go past my knees in like forever and low and behold I got them up and buttoned them. Mind you, they are still too tight to be worn in public but somehow over the last little bit I've managed to lose inches somewhere along the way..just imagine where I'd be if I was actually trying. Anyway, I'm motivated and ready to get down to business...summer is just around the corner!!!

  
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BABY_GIRL69 3/6/2011 11:35AM

    This is so wonderful cause for celebration!! God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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2HAMSDIET 3/6/2011 8:44AM

    emoticonGlad to hear you are doing so well with school. Have faith with your test on thursday as if you have been doing the studying it will all fall into place. Sorry to here you have been not feeling your best and hope that things calm a bit down for you. So do the happy dance as you pull on those smaller jeans. emoticon

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130.2 lbs - I LOST TEN POUNDS!!!!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Yay!!! I've lost 10 pounds!!! Well, 9.8 but whatever - I'm still happy!!!! Yaaaaay! 4 more pounds to go make it a 10% weight loss.

I should take a pic! Maybe on the weekend :)

  
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WALKINGANNIE 12/14/2010 5:35PM

    Yay indeed! And yay some more.

Very well done!

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BABY_GIRL69 12/13/2010 11:27PM

    Outstanding!! Way to go!! God bless & continued success!! Dee

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BILLIEK17 12/13/2010 6:47PM

    That's awesome! You should be so proud of yourself! It's not easy to lose weight this time of year. emoticon emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 12/13/2010 6:29PM

    emoticon emoticon Can not wait to see the pictures. You inspire me. emoticon

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