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Fresh Start

Monday, August 20, 2012

I just love starting things fresh on Mondays. It's like the slate is clean again. I have decided not to do anymore crash dieting. Hopefully that will stop the binges that follow because I just can't handle the restriction anymore. I have to lose the all or nothing mentality as well as find balance in all things. I guess I've never been ok with gray. It's either black or white - there's nothing in between. This thinking cannot apply to lifestyle when it comes to diet/food/exercise. You can't make a lifestyle change and say that you'll never eat ____ again. Especially when it's something you love. With that said, I need to be realistic and just make better decisions on a daily basis. This isn't a race, there's isn't a competition, and there is no deadline. I also need to stop letting the scale determine my success. As I continue to incorporate healthy habits, I should yield the results I'm seeking. This time around, I'm going to enjoy the journey to good health. Healthy eating isn't a punishment for being fat, it's a reward for being alive.

  
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BECCABOO127 9/5/2012 7:14AM

    Great blog! I'll use the SP tracker to be able to have something that I really want, every so often.

I had to go gluten free recently, and I tracked down what I needed to have to make my own gluten free brownies. I track the calories, and I can have them-guilt free. Now, my sis wants me to make those brownies more often!

You are on the right track!


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WOUBBIE 8/20/2012 7:48PM

    People use the word "babysteps" wrong. They think like that kid's game, Mother May I - "take 5 babysteps forward". But real babysteps mean that sometimes you fall on your butt and sometime on your face but you always get back up and keep moving forward!

No one learns a new dance routine all at once. You master little pieces of it bit by bit until one day it all finally comes together. Keep on working at it and one day you'll have it mastered!

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BTURPEN3721 8/20/2012 3:18PM

    Well, once you get in the gray area and see how well it works, I know you will do it. Just keep pushing!

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/20/2012 3:16PM

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Wow!!!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

What a year it's been! I had my baby girl May 31st and she is the joy of my life. I had a great pregnancy (no gestational diabetes or preeclampsia) and a pretty easy delivery with no complications. God is so great!

Now it's time to lose the weight and get healthy for my girl so I can be a good mommy to her and be around to watch her grow up. As of today, my own mother has been gone 9 years, smh...9 years!! I miss her so much and I don't want that for my baby, so I'm going to do whatever's necessary to live as long as possible.

Here we go again!



  
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BECCABOO127 9/5/2012 7:15AM

    Omgoodness! What a cutie!

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So sorry you miss your mom. I miss mine, too.

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BTURPEN3721 8/20/2012 3:20PM

    congratulations on the baby girl! Just knowing that you are trying shows that you are a good mommy!

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MAHGRET 8/18/2012 12:38AM

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WOUBBIE 8/17/2012 9:51PM

    What a doll!

Keep posting, keep getting healthy, keep reaching those goals!

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Pregnant?!

Friday, September 30, 2011

How did this happen?

I suppose my goal now is to maintain my weight or not gain much. I will be using the food tracker to monitor my intake so I can keep myself in check...

Wow! I'm still in shock, but I'm happy. emoticon

  
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BTURPEN3721 8/20/2012 3:20PM

    congrats!

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STSCOTT11 9/30/2011 4:54PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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AUNTIELES53 9/30/2011 3:39PM

    congrats girlie :)

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FEATHERHEATHER9 9/30/2011 3:36PM

    Thanks!

You may have a point Moonbird...I'm usually an overeater, but right now, I can only eat when I'm hungry. If I try to overeat, my body refuses.

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MOONBIRD 9/30/2011 3:10PM

    Congratulations! I found that when I was pregnant, it was easier not to gain weight. I think when your body already has more weight, it compensates for that or something. :)

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WOUBBIE 9/30/2011 2:43PM

    LOL and congrats!

Take heart, when I was pregnant I technically lost weight, and my doctors were delighted. I started at 207, delivered at 214, and my son was 7lb. 12oz. for a net immediate loss of 12 ounces! X)

This is a great time to focus on eating healthy and ditching any food that doesn't benefit the baby. Best excuse in the world!

Congrats again!

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CRYSTAL8488 9/30/2011 2:09PM

    emoticon Best of luck to you!!!

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New start...

Monday, September 12, 2011

I've been having the worst year. My emotions have been up and down and through the ringer and so has my weight. I've gained 30 pounds since March and as much as I tried to fight it, I just couldn't control my emotional eating.

As I was preparing myself for a new start, I was reviewing all of my actions over the last few months and it's no shock that I've gained. I haven't been to the gym since May and I rarely cook. I've been buying meals out daily and haven't tracked anything that has gone in my mouth.

Things really came to a head a few weeks ago when I realized that I'm not a priority in anyone's life...including my own - until now. I've let other people's needs overshadow mine. What a huge disservice to me! I'm upset that I've let people take advantage of my kindness and my inability to say no. It ends now. The only one hurting and unhappy is me. Everyone else got what they wanted.

So today is my new start. I'm taking care of myself first and that's it. I feel refreshed, renewed, empowered, and energized. Each day is an opportunity to make the right decisions and right choices, and I choose to make each day count. With 52 days until my 30th birthday, I realize that life is too short to be anything but happy. So my pursuit of happiness begins now. emoticon

  
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BTURPEN3721 8/20/2012 3:22PM

    You got this...just keep trying and you will work through it. Just don't let anyone tell you that you need to take any pills for your emotional or weight problems. They are not the answer and can cause problems in pregnancies and also if you are breast feeding.

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BECCABOO127 9/28/2011 9:57PM

    Yay! Good for you. Just pick yourself back up & keep on going! I had a break from SP too, but I am back on it. It is very important to look out for yourself. My Dad used to tell me to "look out for number one because no one else is going to do it for you." He had to tell me that I was number one! Well, you are number one, too!

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HELLO_KITTY_ 9/12/2011 10:22PM

    You can do this! Never forget that!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 9/12/2011 1:24PM

    Yeah. You can do this.

If it makes you feel any better, I had a sort of rough time June and July and gained back about 20 lbs.

To get it off and keep it off seems to be a continual process of getting myself back on track.

You ARE worth it. Go, girl!

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WORKINGSTIFF 9/12/2011 11:07AM

    As painful as it was to look back, you learned something about yourself. You see what didn't work, now make the needed changes to do what does work.

To paraphrase a saying I like:
In order to be something different, you have to do something different.

Put yourself first. It's not selfish to do so. By taking care of yourself, you'll be in better shape to be there for others.

Pick ONE thing and make do it continuously until it becomes second nature, be it exercise, tracking your food, or cooking at home several times/week, then build from there.

You can do it!



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.DUSTY. 9/12/2011 10:39AM

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MRSBLAK27 9/12/2011 10:36AM

  Good for you! and no matter what YOU Deserve it and YOUR worth it!!!!


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Giving myself some credit

Saturday, August 06, 2011

After losing 70 pounds, so often I would look at myself now and think, hmph you look the same - still fat. So I asked my husband if I looked like I had lost weight... he then said. "Absolutely, are you crazy? Let's take a pic". That was about a year ago. I've since gained about 20 pounds back and so often I will down myself for not losing much weight or not being where I think I should be by now.

So I started looking my pics (which I have NEVER posted) looking for some renewed motivation and thought to myself... Surely you see the difference! This isn't a race or a marathon, this is your life. So give yourself some credit for the progress you've made and keep moving forward.



Me at roughly 385 - Not even my highest of 405!




Me at 335

  
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BTURPEN3721 8/20/2012 3:24PM

    I can definitely see the difference. It's a great acheivement. Just keep working at it and you will do better.

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RONNIE0404 8/6/2011 12:51PM

    There is a big difference. You should be so proud of yourself!!!! Keep up it. We are all here to support you in this journey. You're doing great!

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GRACEFULGAZELLE 8/6/2011 10:18AM

    He's right. Give your self some credit, you've worked very hard and lost weight. What are your ultimate goals beyond the numbers? You can do anything you set your mind to truly. The question is what do you REALLY want? I can see the visible weight loss.

And what are you able to do at the lower weight that you couldn't do before? That's the real victory, a stronger you!!

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LADNBA 8/6/2011 10:06AM

    Good job - now just keep it up!

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