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A new day

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The past few weeks have been very sad and stressful. My beloved friend dog and running partner Rex developed a quickly progressing cancer and died 2 weeks after diagnosis. It has been an awful and trying time for my family, and has been difficult to focus on our routines. My son had prom (and we hosted the party,) then school ended and vacations began. My husband and I just returned from Morocco, and my kids from Texas. And now we have a new puppy (AKA bundle of energy and fun!) Taking care of myself is difficult when so many others need my attention.
But today, I am getting back on track, because I finally feel better. I have restarted my good eating habits, and fitness will become a priority as it has always been in the past. I will not weigh myself or worry about any of my goals until I have spent more time with my routine, because I don't want to be discouraged at the onset. Here's to beginning a new and happy day!

  
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ROVERSHI 6/19/2008 10:46PM

    Just checking in. So sorry to here about Rex - pets are so close to us and so special. And sounds like your on your way to a new relationship with a new puppy. Graduation and a trip to Morocco - WOW! AND you're 3lbs from goal - YEA! Keep up the great work and attitude!

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Feeling more healthy and successful today. In the last few days I have kept my goals, ate healthily, and exercised, so no matter what the scale says, I am in a better frame of mind. emoticon Plus, the sun is shining, which is a super bonus!

  


First blog

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I am writing this blog because I am inspired by all the wonderfully successful Spark People members who share their experiences with others. If I talk about my frustrations and goals, maybe my successes will be reality, too!
When I began this quest I had a very successful first 2 weeks. I lost 5 pounds and fit better in my clothes. One of my favorite triathletes at the gym told me I was "looking so strong and fit!" Then I switched to a Tanika scale to get a better idea of my progression towards more muscle, less fat. It told me I weighed 5 pounds more than I thought (which intellectually I know is only a scale difference, not a body difference.) It still was an emotional blow. So I spent the next few days completely blowing off my program, and overeating mindlessly. Now my lovely new scale says I weigh 127 with body fat 23.8%! Ughhh!
With the help of all you inspiring fitness friends, I will be back on track without delay. New goal: 118 and body fat less 21% or less by May 15. Huge (20th) anniversary trip begins May 24 so I want to be physically ready (which puts my mind in a better frame.)
Thank you Spark People for giving me this outlet to vent and make myself responsible for my actions! I can do it!

  
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DDOORN 4/18/2008 9:31AM

    What super efforts you are making!

Be careful not to give so much power to the scale to make or break your mood. I'm hoping that you'll be growing more confidence in yourself over time so that you will be feeling terrific, regardless of the scale as you'll know that you've been doing your part to live a healthy and well lifestyle!

Stick with the Spark and we ALL will reach our health and wellness goals!

Don, Co-Leader for the All Health Professionals SparkTeam
http://teams.sparkpeople.com/He
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