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Hello collar bone...where have you been all of my life?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hello collar bone,

I wanted to leave you a quick note and let you know-I've been noticing you lately. Sometimes when I walk by a reflective surface, I'll catch a glimpse of you out of the corner of my eye. I know that I catch a glimpse and you are just waiting for the right moment to come forward and show me how amazing you are-you sexy thing you!! Where have you been all of my life!??

Now that I've dumped my horrible ex 'double chin', feel free to show up any time ;) I hope to see more of you this summer, we will make a great team :)

I'll be seeing more of you later. emoticon

  
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WILLOWCAT1 5/14/2011 3:34PM

    LOL! I don't know how I missed this blog! Congrats on meeting a 'new partner' lol!
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MISSY0356 4/27/2011 6:44PM

    CONGRATS!!! You have a lot to be proud of, so celebrate your accomplishments and your collar bone. emoticon

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WYO_CASEY 4/27/2011 6:27PM

    I said the same thing to my collarbone! They're pretty nice to see around!

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SHERLYN-WILL 4/27/2011 5:35PM

    CUTE blog!!!Love it!!!!

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tap...tap...tap...THUNK!! Yay!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I am feeling amazing today, not just 'good'-but amazed with what I have done for myself!! Today I got my 'thunk!' moment :) lol-I know that makes no sense-but let me explain what it means to me.

In the past whenever I have gone to a new Dr., there is always the 1st weigh in {insert ominous music here}. I reluctantly walk down the hall and I can see my enemy THE SCALE, squatting there in silent disapproval...waiting to mock me. (yes in my head THE SCALE is all in capitals...it is a scary being!) I have dressed accordingly in the lightest clothing I own, no jewelry, last run to the bathroom to get rid of any water weight possible...{sigh}...time to face the music. As I step on THE SCALE, the nurse looks at me with a slight amount of pity in her eyes and does her 'best guesstimate' of what I weigh. Now the scales at the Dr's office have the 2 levels-the bottom level jumps along in increments of 50 lbs at a time, whereas the top level does 1 lb and under increments. So the nurse makes her best guess and moves the bottom level to the closest 50 lb increment she thinks you are. This is what always crossed my mind "OMG...how humiliating...that isn't even close to how much I weigh :( " So she would start tap...tap....tapping the top level over pound by pound to see if she had hit the right 50 lb level...{sigh}...no she didn't, now she has to move the 50 lb level up 1 more...THUNK.

I hated this , it always made me feel horrible, sad and humiliated. As much as I knew how much I had to weigh and hated it, now I had to have a public venue for displaying this...because of course there are always people milling around in the Dr. office hallways.

When I 1st started losing weight last year, I hit my 1st 'THUNK' pretty quick-because I was near a 50lb increment level already. Today I had my next 'tap...tap...tap...THUNK!' moment and got to drop that big weight down another 50 lb level!! I haven't been this weight for about 20 years? I actually got off the scale and had tears in my eyes...for a change, not tears of sorrow-but of pride :)

Today I am able to take 'THE SCALE' out of capital letters...it no longer holds this power over me to scare me, just at the mere mention of it's name ;) I am in charge of my life, the decision is mine to make each day about whether I do something good for body or not. I will continue to do good things for it...I am looking forward to my next 'THUNK!'

Everyone out there in Sparkland...we can do this! Little by little, 1 decision at a time-we can do it!!

  
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LULI_2POINT0 2/28/2011 7:44PM

    I canít believe I hadnít read this blog before. This is SO AWESOME!! Not because youíve lost enough to move down ANOTHER 50 lbs (thatís a whole other level of awesomeness) but that you conquered one of your fears. You are more than a mere number on the scale. You are invincible! :) Keep moving forward for your next ďthunk" is closer than you think!!

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RRINGMASTER 2/1/2011 11:28AM

    Awesome blog and awesome job. Congratulations.

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RRINGMASTER 2/1/2011 11:28AM

    Awesome blog and awesome job. Congratulations.

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AZPHATKAT 1/31/2011 9:09PM

    Brought tears to my eyes.. i can completely relate and I can't wait for my moment! Congrats on yours!

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WILLOWCAT1 1/31/2011 8:42PM

    I LOVE that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NICE JOB!!!!!!!! Keep it up!!! I wish you MANY more 'thunk' moments :)

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DKELLEY35 1/26/2011 6:41PM

    Congratulations! What a great Thunk! I don't have to deal with that anymore. My doctor went digital.

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CHIQUENS 1/26/2011 11:19AM

    This is an AWESOME post! Congrats to you!

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MNGIRLIE 1/26/2011 11:16AM

    Great blog! Your comment about wearing light clothes and going to the bathroom totally sounds like what I've done in the past. I too hate those "thunk" scales and I've had the same exact experience quite often. Luckily my doctor now has all digital scales so the nurses don't have to embarrass themselves trying to guess my weight. :) I had to weigh in at the gym on one of those thunk scales for a holiday weight maintenance challenge. Luckily the lady let me move those weights myself.

Congrats on getting another 50 pound weight notch down!! you're doing great!


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SHERLYN-WILL 1/26/2011 10:31AM

    SUCH a great blog putting into words what I HAVE FELT TOO! YOU WRITE SO WELL!

emoticonHERE is to being DOWN a 50 lb increment! HUGS!!!

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60 pounds down...I think I deserve a reward :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I am thrilled! I am grinning like a loon!! I am floating on air!! Well, haven't really lost enough to float on air...but close enough for now ;)

So like a lot of people, I have set some rewards for myself when I reach a goal. I decided to make them all really fun things that I would normally not buy or not participate in-keeping things interesting :)

Today I finally reached my goal of losing 60 lbs and this is what I immediately went out & ordered for my reward:


Adore them and can't WAIT to get them in :)


So here is looking forward to my next milestone which is 75 lbs...this is what I am going to try for that reward:


Yep, indoor skydiving!!

Life is short-live it loud and enjoy! Best wishes everyone emoticon

  
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SALSAQUEEN82 1/17/2011 9:33PM

  LOVE the shoes!!! you definitely deserve a reward. congrats on your progress - very inspirational!!

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-TOOTS- 1/16/2011 11:18AM

    Great job meeting your goal! Enjoy your emoticon shoes. You deserve it!

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WILLOWCAT1 1/16/2011 2:53AM

    OMG!!!!!! Those are the cutest shoes EVER!!!!!! Enjoy them!!!!! and congrats on the stellar success!!!

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CAN_DO73 1/15/2011 9:54PM

    Congrats! I like your reward - those are CUTE. Enjoy!

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CASJ57 1/15/2011 9:02PM

    Congratulations! Nice shoes, too.

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BLUEINKPEN 1/15/2011 8:59PM

    Congratulations!

And, yes, those shoes are FIERCE!

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Nov-time to focus again!

Monday, November 01, 2010

In Oct I was thrilled-I hit a milestone of losing 50 lbs-I was so excited! But weirdly enough-it seemed like something switched off on my motivation. I felt it, I realized it-but I couldn't figure out how to flip that switch back on. I was also unable to work out for a week because I was sick, but that didn't feel like the reason for this at all. Just feels like that vision I had in my head of what each day would bring is now somehow behind a gauze curtain. It is there, but very fuzzy &difficult to see.

After I got on the scale this AM for my 1st of month check in-I need to do some SERIOUS reflecting and figure out how to rip this curtain down. I am up 1/2 pound from the month of Sept-I gain 5 lbs in Sept! I have been slowly but steadily losing each month, and now I have done this & gone backwards.

No beating myself up, what happened-happened and I need to focus on today & tomorrow only. End of Nov-I'll be back to -50 and with hard work- bring some of it's little chubby friends along-shooting for -53 by Nov 30th!
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ANGE72 11/7/2010 5:30PM

    You still inspire me every day! You will do it, I have no doubt!

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LUCRETIAO 11/1/2010 8:01AM

    Keep your head up and remember to smile. You will conquer this. Hope you have a great day. emoticon

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ANGELSLOVE29 11/1/2010 7:50AM

    I have had somewhat the same problems. i go down 3 then up 5, and now i'm at another plateau. i feel lkie just calling it quits at times but i think of my kids grandkids and great grandkids so i try again, lately to no avail.i've got many health probs and so i'm home 90% of the time.i'm a very positive person most of the time, i think i just need to lose some of this stress in my life. emoticon

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Hit a milestone today - 50 lbs down!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Today was a BIG day for me...or rather a 'slightly less bigger me' day :) I needed to write a quick blog entry so I can reflect on this in the future.

I've been working hard and keeping my focus and just trying to take it 1 pound at a time. I feel SO much better overall, all these small changes in my body and HUGE changes in my mind!! I've learned to to make food that is not only tasty, but good for me-that has been fun :) I also have had to buy some smaller clothes, that was a new experience!!

So heads up future me, you made it this far and though it hasn't been a breeze-it hasn't been hard to do. If you are faltering-just focus on the next pound, not on anything beyond that. If you still going strong, keep at it-you can keeping doing it! Can't wait to meet you :)

  
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LVHOPEJOY 10/13/2010 7:45PM

    You have a winning attitude that will help you with this challenge and anything else you want to do. emoticon

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SCHECK5 10/13/2010 6:54PM

    Awesome job...once you have your mind made up anything goes..keep it up!!

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ETWOLIE 10/13/2010 6:52PM

    Well done!!!

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