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Happy Birthday

Thursday, January 13, 2011

15 years ago today, NY had the worst blizzard in a century. 18 blizzards, one after the other making it the "Blizzard of the century"! The reason I remember it so well is I gave birth to my son in the middle of it.

It's hard to believe that 15 years have gone by. All those years of triumphs and defeats. Of great times and painful ones too. I can remember holding him all night because he has so many ear problems that he couldn't lie down. I would rock him in the rocker and we would both sleep like that. All that pacing up and down during his 5 surgeries before he was 4 years old. All that worry that he wouldn't be able to hear or that he would be terribly speech delayed. All that for naught because he is just great and never had to play catch up. Whew....dodged that one!

All the baseball games, starting in little league when he had his first tee-ball game and hit the ball and ran to third. We laughed so hard we were crying. Watching him grow to love this game and become so good at it they actually postponed a game because he was sick.

Now, he is a head taller than me, still a great baseball player and an even better wrestler. His new love. I go to every match and scream for him. I watch as his skills get better and better. Last tournament, he took home silver! Of course, his goal is to get the gold. I have no doubt he will.

I am the very proud mom of a wonderful son. The past 15 years have been amazing and I wouldn't have traded them for anything. I know the next 15 are going to be filled with just as much wonderment. The world is getting a heck of a guy!

Happy Birthday to my son Joshua. The best son on the planet!

  
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CHANGING_LIFE 1/29/2011 9:35PM

    Aww that's so cute! You're such a good mom! Joshua is blessed to have you!

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ILOVEROSES 1/14/2011 7:15AM

    Happy Birthday Joshua!

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LINDA! 1/14/2011 12:12AM

    Happy Birthday Joshua!

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DOROTHYBERO 1/13/2011 4:51PM

    Happy Birthday Joshua - Although I must say I think my son is the most wonderful one on the planet!

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DIANNEYME 1/13/2011 4:25PM

    Happy birthday to Joshua! I always wanted to name my son Joshua, but with a last name pronounced Yoshua, I wouldn't do that to anyone!

He sounds like a keeper! (and a Yankee fan, I hope!)

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Pushing on...

Sunday, January 09, 2011

It's been a long week. I had so much going on that I wasn't quite a diligent about getting on the treadmill as I would have liked. I missed a couple of days but it just couldn't have been helped. Even so, I did manage to lose a pound this week. No matter what, the scale is going in the right direction!

I have been so busy with my son and his wrestling. I am schlepping to tournaments, making him sandwiches and shopping for things he needs and the days just blend together. I also work, have household chores (mountains of laundry!) and need to keep up with my daughter's needs while she is away in college. She still needs her mom!

I'm glad I'm still on track. It gives me hope that I will do this all once again. In April I am going to San Francisco to see my cousin for Passover. I really want to be down 20 lbs by then, not only because I want to look nice but also because I know it will be challenging foodwise and by then I should be able to make better choices. In addition, I am leaving the food there instead of in my house where I can nibble on it for a week and really blow my healthy eating.

All in all, I'm doing well. As soon as I finish this blog I will be jumping on the treadmill. It will give me some energy, although last night I was so exhausted after spending the day at yet another tournament I slept for 11 hours! I haven't done that in many years!!

Hope everyone had a good week. Let's all do this together!

  
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CHANGING_LIFE 1/9/2011 9:43AM

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You are right--having a goal in mind is the perfect thing! Good luck with this, and way to be SUPER MOM! I know I don't have kids of my own yet, but just let me tell you when they may not act like it, they really do appreciate it. It was hard for me watching my friend's mom work on his laundry last night to pack him back up for college. I never got that experience since my mom left when I was younger and my dad and his stepmom never really did that kind of thing for me. Your kids are so lucky!

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Still on track

Friday, January 07, 2011

I had a very interesting conversation with my hairdresser this week. We were talking about weight loss and the fact that I gained so much of my weight back. She asked me if I had come to terms with why I gained it back. If I understood what was behind it. "You might lose it again," she said, "but you are destined to gain it back if you don't figure out why you eat the way you do."

Was she ever right. I really hadn't thought about this aspect of my weight loss journey. I have yo-yoed for years, gaining, losing and then gaining again. I really do need to address the underlying issue of me and my relationship with food.

I really didn't put weight on until after I started having children. Most of my 20's and 30's I looked pretty good and stayed within a normal range. I have some important soul searching to do now.

I think I will ponder this while I work out on the treadmill today. I'm so happy I'm still on track. This may make it even more focused for me.

I plan on winning!!

  
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DETERMINEDJANET 1/7/2011 1:30PM

    I'm glad someone asked the tough question for you! That's what I had to work on this past year because I figured out the "why" and it wasn't pretty. I'm finally at a place I believe I can move beyond it and get the weight off and keep it off. Hugs to you as you work through this end of the journey!

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BESEVEN 1/7/2011 8:33AM

    You go girl! That's the story of my life, except that I was heavy even before I had my kid. I've been yo-yo dieting since I hit puberty, but I think I finally have a plan that I can stick to for the rest of my life. Hope you do too!
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It's been a while

Saturday, December 04, 2010

I realize I haven't blogged in a long time. Life gets in the way so quickly, doesn't it?

Thanksgiving was a disaster for me. I gained back the 5 lbs I lost but I am finally back on track. It took a while but I know what I need to do (of course!).

It was nice to have both my children home for a few days. With my daughter at college I think my son needs someone he can talk to that is NOT his mom!

I am sitting here with puffy eyes. I finally decided to do something for myself and have been saving for this for a long time. It is called "Fraxel". Here is a link to find out more. http://www.dermanetwork.org/information/fr
axel.asp

I was feeling so old I need to do something. I hope this works!!

I have been having lots of other physical problems lately. My stomach is really a mess. They thought it was ulcers at first but now they think it's a Hiatal hernia. I'm on meds but there are times I'm really in pain. Yuck.....

I am back to measuring and tracking my food so let's see this weight come off!!!!

Hope everyone had a happy holiday.

  
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CHANGING_LIFE 1/4/2011 10:38PM

    It's so hard sometimes that we let things get away from us! I'm glad you are back to blogging.

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DECEMBERFIRE 12/6/2010 2:00AM

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BMCTRB 12/5/2010 4:50PM

    I understand the 'falling off the wagon.' I have, too! Good luck to you. I know we will both succeed.



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MAUREENKOROLL 12/4/2010 9:38AM

    Good for you!!! The hardest part about falling off the wagon is getting back on!!! Congratulations on doing something for yourself that's awesome!!! emoticon

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5 lbs in 4 weeks!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What a good feeling to feel I am really back on track. I have lost 5 lbs in the last 4 weeks and feel pretty good.

I haven't changed my tracker because I just don't know how anymore but I'll figure that out sometime later. I know that I gained a lot of my weight back but feel really confident that I will lose it again.

This time around is more informative. Last time I did lose the weight but don't think I really learned anything. This time I think I am learning a lot about who I am and how I lose.

I do know now that when I "fall" it takes me a very, very long time to get back up. I need to learn how to bounce back from a set back quickly and just get right back on track.

Ok, ok easier said than done I know. It is important that I learn not to beat myself up because everyone has a mishap once in a while.

My goal was to lose 10 lbs by Thanksgiving and as of now, I'm right on track!!

Yay!!!

  
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THINAGAIN66 10/24/2010 9:32AM

    You give me hope. I can't seem to get back on track. Each week I think I will do better, but something always seems to happen.
Thanks for the motivation!

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GUARDKITTY 10/24/2010 9:15AM

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