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November 19, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

I've been gone from Spark for quite some time now. I've made a couple decisions during that time. One is huge.

I met with someone this morning. He's a trainer/life coach and has agreed to give me a discount because I met him through my sister. She works at the dental office he goes to lol. I think he can help me and that we will work well together. He seems like the right person to help me. Also, he trains in his house so I won't have to worry about other people watching me in the gym lol. That has always been a big problem with past trainers. So the first decision I made is to give this guy a chance to help me with my goals.

The second decision is part of the driving force for the first. I really enjoy the ballroom dancing. I have fallen in love with it since I started lessons a year ago. I did post a couple videos of me dancing a while ago and I plan to again. I need to get used to dancing in front of people because I have decided that in approximately one year I am going to compete. I can't believe I've decided this, I never thought I would even consider competing. In order to get where I'm not completely terrified of getting up there, I am going to start doing routines at the parties. I will post the videos of them. I did a waltz the first time, and I am going to do a foxtrot for the next. I need to talk to my teacher about it as I will be dancing with him and we need to practice for it, but I will let everyone know when it will be as soon as I find out myself.

  
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AUTUMNSWEATER 12/17/2010 12:15PM

    good luck with the trainer, and glad to hear you're going to be competing! that's awesome, and totally brave of you.

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SHAVALLAMA 12/5/2010 10:59AM

    Sounds amazing. Keep us updated on the progress!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 11/19/2010 8:38PM

    That's awesome! Sometimes we just need something just like this to grab our attention, so we will continue to remained focused!
I look forward to the updates! So be sure to keep us posted!
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DAWNWINS 11/19/2010 5:36PM

    I am very happy for you and look forward to the videos!

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September 24, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Hey guys,

I`m doing fairly well today so far. I have had a little more to eat than i would have liked but if I go with a small dinner I will still stay within my range. I plan to have a salad.

Yesterday after my dance lesson I was feeling great, and super motivated. It didn`t last. Today I am determined to stick with it but I feel like I`m fighting for it today. Yesterday was so easy because of the mood boost I got from the dancing, it always makes me feels awesome. I even met a new dance teacher they have. I finally get to dance with a man again lol, not til next week though.

anyway, I may be fighting myself today, to eat well and stick to my plan, but I am determined to do it. I need today to be day 2 of my calorie range streak! I`m going to keep track of it so that the longer I can do it the harder it will be for me to ruin it. I think I`m even going to buy myself a white board to hang up somewhere so i can keep track of things on there and keep it visible at all times. Now to figure out where to hang it lol. I`ll pick it up this weekend! Maybe even tonight. I need to try some new things to keep me motivated and having reminders where I can see them has been something I never tried. I just kind of thought to myself, ya whatever it won`t really help much. Now though I`m determined to try every little thing possible, well almost lol. I`m going to put a streak for exercise as well, though maybe not every day, maybe so many times a week or something. I`ll figure out what I think is best and then keep track. I`m hoping that seeing how well I`ve done will help me to keep doing it. Sometimes, you just need to see it.

I know someone commented that they want to see another video of me dancing, I will talk to my teacher and ask about doing another routine at one of the parties. I have to figure out what dance though, and then figure out who I`ll be dancing with as I don`t really have a regular teacher at the moment. maybe now the new teacher will be my regular one but I`m not sure. I'll let you all know when I get one planned.

I hope you all have a great weekend ^_^

  
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NO_EXCUSES_ 9/24/2010 10:50PM

    emoticon ROXY! You can do this, and try to remember how great you feel when you dance. I love the idea of hanging motivation... I hope this works for you and remember seeing the numbers drop on the scale is a lot more satisfying than food.

Oh and here's some RED for You and Teresa!!! lol
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VAMACKGIRL 9/24/2010 10:37PM

    Roxy,
Don't be so hard on yourself babe, you will be fine. You have a LOT of support and NEW SUPPORT as well, please know that you are not alone, we are all facing our own demons right now and we all need each other to make it through these things.
Have a salad and start anew tomorrow and do something extra to make it up to yourself, if you need to.
We love ya babe, yeah and we ARE all jealous of your awesome dance class, wish we could all do that!!! You SAW MY dancing once, so if ANYONE truly needs dance lessons it's me!!! Hahahahaha!!! Can we say NO RHYTHM?????
Have a great weekend.....thinking of you!!
Janet
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STARRSTYLIST 9/24/2010 8:04PM

    Need to get some of that GOLD off here..lol

I WOULD LOVE to see another dance video. That was AWESOME! GO BLUE ANGELS...

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Thats better hehe
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LIFEGENESIS 9/24/2010 5:33PM

    :D You are doing great! We can't maintain that awesome feeling the whole time, but the time to be most proud is the times that you feel less than awesome and make the right choices anyway. :D We are going to do this! We ARE doing this! WOOT! WOOT!


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GO GOLD! *tee hee*

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september 23, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I just got back from my dance lesson. It's been 3 weeks since my last one because I was on vacation and then I was sick. It felt really good to be back ^_^ and it has motivated me even more to lose weight. I know I'm going to need all the help i can get to stick with it as I know my motivation tends to be short lived. I have so many reasons to lose weight, dancing better and feeling better about myself are just a couple of them but they are big ones. I know I can do this, when I'm trying, so I'm going to start finding some motivating pictures to hang around my place to keep all these things in mind. Finding a nice picture of some people dancing will be one of the first things I'm going to get. In a nice waltz pose would be awesome ^_^

Oh, today during my lesson, my instructor was teaching me the tango, and its one my not so good dances lol. He was showing me how body contact really helps with the leading and I even let him do it. For those of you who dont know, I have a problem with touching and people getting in my personal space. I didn't like the body contact but I let him do it, at least for a short while, then it got to be too much. I have to admit, even with the anxiety it caused, I was better able to follow. I am definitely getting better at this!

Anywho, time to go make myself a really healthy and yummy dinner!

  
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LYNNDE65 9/23/2010 7:40PM

    Ohhh, fun!! I would love to see more dancing videos.

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WEIGHTING4BABY 9/23/2010 7:18PM

    Sounds like a blast to me!!! :) Get it girl.

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NO_EXCUSES_ 9/23/2010 7:16PM

    emoticon Roxy!!! I'm glad you returned to your lessons. I see a huge difference in you when you go and when you do not go. I can't wait to see the cheerful you! Don't worry about motivation, I am your partner all week and you know I will be here for you non stop! Yay! Like I said if you ever need to text or whatever, do it!

I can't wait until you get the tango down. You know I'll be expecting one of your great VLOGS!

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! Congrats on your loss =)

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WILDFLOWERR_ 9/23/2010 6:52PM

    You are making great strides! All puns intended! emoticon emoticonKeep up the great work! AND enjoy your VEGGIES! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yesterday was actually a good day. I had finished my 3000 word report on the weekend as it was due yesterday and Im so happy its finally done. I also signed up for music lessons through my college`s music department. It was a really good deal and Ive been wanting to get back into it for a while. I play the piano and the flute but i havent played either for quite some time. So she had me take my music books and then we went over some stuff on the piano. Then at the end of the lesson she took me over to talk to the director of the program as she said i was too advanced to learn from her. Her major is flute and she also teaches basic piano and Im at level 4 which is apparently not basic. So we decided that I would do flute lessons instead because it would be very complicated rearranging the teacher`s schedule to get me a different teacher. I dont mind, I like the flute too. I dont have as many books for it, and I havent played it as long, but I enjoy it!

Im actually considering taking piano lessons again though, because if i drop the hapkido class i can afford it, but not both. I havent really been going to hapkido lately so it would probably be better anyway. Im going to think about it for awhile and see what i decide. If i do drop the hapkido I will make up for it by going to the gym more often. Which as of right now I dont really have a lot of time for it anyway. It would free up my schedule a bit as music would be once a week and hapkido is twice. I wouldnt be learning to fight though. Learning to defend myself would probably be super good for my confidence, Im still a beginner there lol, but thats only if i actually go. the hapkido is really difficult for me as well because I havent been able to improve my fitness level very much, I keep slacking, and so the fitness requirements are very difficult.

I want to start running to help with that, maybe even run a 5k someday but I dont feel like I could even start the c25k program right now. I also wouldnt do it front of other people and I dont have my own treadmill so thats not an option. I would just feel like an idiot doing it in front of people at the gym. Ive decided im going to get back on the swimming again. I did it for a while but then quit. I will start again as a way to work on my fitness until I feel ready to start to the c25k. Swimming is supposed to great for fitness level but not so great for losing weight because it keeps your body temp lower, so I will keep seeing my trainer and doing my dancing.

I have no classes today so I will start to plan my meals for the week again. I didnt have time on the weekend because of my huge report. I will then go shopping tomorrow morning as Im seeing a friend today and wont have time. I know nutrition is my main problem. I always screw up and overeat or eat the wrong things. This I know so I need to somehow gain the discipline to limit the bad foods. I did good for breakfast today though, oatmeal! My friend has also agreed to make something for dinner that is healthy for me, hes very supportive. Then were seeing a movie and Im going to save enough calories today to have some popcorn and a drink.

Ive still got that reward list i made in mind and Ive only got 10 pounds til my first reward on it. I actually wish I didnt live alone right now. Then there would be someone here to help me keep control of my eating.

Anyway, I have to get ready to go to the gym and see my trainer so I will talk to you all later emoticon

  
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VAMACKGIRL 9/22/2010 12:03PM

    WOW, what a lot of decisions you are making.......good for you!!
I am trying to take advantage of kids being gone at school.....so I am off to a new start (again) but I guess its better than not trying at all.....
I love that you have musical talent, I don't even have rhythm much less talent!! LOL!!

Keep up the good work babe!!
Love ya!!
Janet

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WILDFLOWERR_ 9/21/2010 11:04AM

    If your interested, I would like to "live" with you, sorta speak, I can keep an eye on your food and exercise tracker, and give you advice and pointers? I could be your online buddy! emoticon emoticon

My 1st bit of advice would be, Don't fill up your day so much with "other" things you DO NOT leave time for you CARDIO and Strength training! The moving and calories burning, and muscle building are TOO important in your physical health to do that now! emoticonMake time for a minimum TOTAL of 30 min a day! emoticonEven if you have to break it up into 3/10 min sessions!

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September 18, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I haven't blogged in quite a while so i thought I would update you all on how I'm doing. I'm not doing great. I haven't lost any weight, I'm not doing well with the challenge at my gym. I guess I can say goodbye to that $10,000. I'm really depressed right now and I've started seeing a therapist. I'm hoping she can help me because in this mindset it is nearly impossible for me to stay on top of my eating and exercising. I haven't even been to hapkido or dance class in about 3 weeks. Of course this past week doesn't really count as I was sick so I couldn't go lol.

I know I haven't been around much on my teams or posting on people's blogs. I will try to change that but it's so hard to encourage other people when I feel hopeless. I'm struggling to get my school work done, and house work and deal with just every day things.

I will be on here tracking every day, and i will make an effort to be a little more active with my teams. I hope you all are doing better than I am right now.

  
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DAWNWINS 9/19/2010 8:50AM

    It's good to hear from you, hang in there and take care of yourself.
Hugs

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MESSENE 9/19/2010 8:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonThis Summer season has been bad for me too. I think Fall will be better for us. emoticonWe can start over new. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIFEGENESIS 9/18/2010 4:43PM

    Good job posting! We all go through this, I was there not long ago. Good job going to see a counselor, it takes a lot of strength to take that step. :) You are going to come back from this! ((HUGS)). Keep us updated! We love you!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/18/2010 3:19PM

    emoticon I understand all too well what you are going through, as I have been fighting it for awhile now. But, I am getting better and you will, too. Journaling my feelings and experiences really helped me. If you just need to unload, you can always send me a sparkmail. I wish you the best.

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PRYCELESS1 9/18/2010 2:18PM

    It may sound daft but when i was really low my mum told me to keep smiling.I thought it was a waste of time but i tried it and it did really help.You know the saying "when your smiling the whole world smiles with you".It just makes you feel a bit brighter.Chin up luv. emoticon

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WILDFLOWERR_ 9/18/2010 1:52PM

    Your not on her solely to encourage others! IT's a 2 way street! That is what we are here for as well! We can't encourage you unless you stay active! WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! LET us help you! Stay active everyday, no matter what your achievements, or lack there of, are! You can do this, but it will not be easy. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH JESUS CHRIST, and you can do all things through Him that strengthens you!
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NO_EXCUSES_ 9/18/2010 12:20PM

    Roxy,
I'm so glad you posted this, taking one step is a huge jump when you are depressed. I really believe the therapist will help you. This week I hope you go back to dance and hapkido because there was an imense difference in your confidence when you were going. You can do this!!! Don't give up on the $10,000 try to put your mind to it and you can do anything. You CAN still win. Try to stay positive!!

Luv ya!!!!!!

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MNNURSEKATIE 9/18/2010 12:19PM

    *Hugs* Depression is such a tough thing to deal with. It zaps your energy & motivation sometimes. I think of my battle against depression as a daily struggle & each day I fight to stay on top of it. It's not easy but you can do it. Therapy is always a great & helpful idea.

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