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SPARK COACH SAID TO BLOG ABOUT HOW YOU ARE GOING TODO FITNESS

Saturday, July 13, 2013

WELL GOT THE FITNESS DOWN I AM THE MOST ACTIVE PERSON ASK ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME I NEVER OR SHOULD SAY HARDLY EVER SIT.
I GET UP AFTER 7 TO 8 HOURS SLEEP NO.1 GOOD HABIT!
EAT BREAKFAST THEN EXERCISE HAVE NEVER MISSED A DAY!
BUT WITHOUT GOOD EATING HABITS FORGET IT I AM NOT GETTING ANY WHERE!
I TRACK MY FOOD AND FITNESS DAILY NEVER MOSS BUT IT'S THE SAME OLD WHAT I EAT THAT HAS TO CHANGE AND NOW IT I AM EVER GOING TO MAKE MY GOAL.
VERY RARELY DO I EVER GO OVER MY CALORIES,SODIUM IS A BIG CHANGE I NEED TO DO.I AM ALWAYS OVER ON IT RARELY IN RANGE AND I DO NOT ADD SALT TO ANYTHING.
I HAVE THE TOLLS I KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW I NEED TO GET MY MIND SET AND THEN IT WILL BE EASY SAILING.
I KNOW I CAN DO IT I HAVE TWICE BEFORE LOST 35 AND MORE POUNDS BUT SO TRUE WHEN YOU GAIN BACK IT WILL BE MORE THAN THAT.
SEAMS LIKE THE SAME OLD STORY WELL IT IS SO NEED TO CHANGE IT AND THE SOONER THE BETTER.
TIRED OF POSTING THE SAME OLD NEED SOMETHING BETTER AND WOULD BE WONDERFUL TO BE POSTING I AM AT MY GOAL WEIGHT OH WHAT A DAY THAT WILL BE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.
AND ONLY I CAN DO THIS AND I WILL PEOPLE YOU HEAR ME I WILL!
LOVE READING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE AND HOW THEY ARE DOING IT JUST MY PICK UP SOME GREAT POINTERS AND SURE WILL PASS THEN ON.
SO GOOD LUCK EVERYONE WE WILL DO THIS ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME WE ARE ALL WORTH IT LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DIPDAB2011 12/27/2013 3:39AM

    Well done on the fitness. Stick with it and we can all do it. The people on here are so helpful and supportive of each other. Visit everyday and you're sure to be motivated enough to get through.
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DREAMINGOFNEWME 12/26/2013 2:49PM

    I am sure you can do this. We can all help each other achieve our goals.

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REJOHNSON3 12/14/2013 11:27AM

    GHOSTFLAMES, I have re-read your blog of last July and I saw that I had commented on it back then. I am back again noting your "gaining weight" problem. I feel as if I am having the same problem now as well. I started with this almost four years ago following a left knee replacement surgery. I lost over 65 pounds over a three year period. Now in the last six months I have put back on maybe 20 pounds. I was down to 203 pounds and now I am up to 223. I am having three and four pound swings over a weekend due to fluid retention. I too have got to get a handle on this and get the weight down to around 205. AND IT IS NOT EASY!. But we must do it.

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IGNITEME101 12/4/2013 5:27PM

    I have added your blogs to my subscription! write!! emoticon

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AMARANTHAQ 8/20/2013 8:48AM

    You are doing great. emoticon

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NEWMEISHERE 8/4/2013 7:33AM

    YOU CAN DO THIS!!! this is a great blog and reminded me to continue tracking even when I'm not eating right,I seem to go a few days eating healthy then its a case of oh but i really fancy this that or the other and end up pigging out,so maybe we can encourage each other a little

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MARIAAT160 7/19/2013 12:01PM

    Sounds awesome I know you can do it!! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 7/16/2013 9:47PM

    On your mark emoticon Get Set ! Go emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 7/15/2013 5:46AM

    Set yourself some small goals. It's worth it. Don't set anything you can't achieve - just something you know you can. I went for several weeks not actually losing any weight, but my tape measure got looser and looser. Now the measure is staying the same - but the pounds are moving s l o w l y emoticon

I've made up my mind that it doesn't have to happen fast as it has to happen this time. I have so much I want to do - this will help me get there.

Keep pushing. You are MORE than worth it.

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MAURIZIA 7/13/2013 9:03AM

    CHAR, I KNOW HOW HARD YOU ARE WORKING AT THIS...AND HOW YOU NEVER STAY STILL FOR A MINUTE...AND CAN SAY I ACTUALLY HAVE SEEN IT! NOW IF WE COULD COMBINE MY FOODS WITH YOUR MOVEMENT, WE'D BOTH HAVE REACHED OUR GOALS.

IT IS NOT ABOUT KNOWING WHAT TO DO...IT'S ABOUT BEING MOTIVATED TO DO IT. EASIER FOR ME SINCE I LIVE ALONE AND CAN CONTROL WHAT FOOD I BUY FOR HOME. WHAT IS WORKING FOR ME IS HAVING SMALL GOALS. TRACKING MY NUTRITION & RUNNING THE DAILY REPORT IS SO HELPFUL. I'VE SEEN CHANGES HAPPENING...AND ONCE YOU DO, IT WILL MOTIVATE YOU MORE...SO, WHAT ONE FOOD EXCHANGE CAN YOU DO FOR A FULL WEEK? IS THERE SOMETHING YOU EAT THAT YOU SHOULDN'T BE EATING? EXCHANGE IT FOR A HEALTHY FOOD. I GAVE UP MY FROZEN YOGURT BARS FOR WATERMELON LAST WEEK. PICK ONE...AND POST IT HERE...THEN USE YOUR BLOG TO EVALUATE.

HUGS...LOVE.

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REJOHNSON3 7/13/2013 7:32AM

    Congratulations to you, GHOSTFLAMES, for your commitment to continue to be active and do something that will make you more healthy. Yes, can do this and we can do this together one step at a time because we are worth it. Check into our Harley Women and Men Team too.

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SPARK COACH SAY'S TO DO A BLOG SO HERE I AM

Saturday, June 15, 2013

COACH SAY IMAGINE YOU EXERCISE EVERYDAY AND HOW DO YOU FEEL?
WELL I DO AND HAVE BEEN FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND AM REALLY PROUD OF MYSELF FOR THAT.
THEN WHY DO I FEEL SO DOWN WELL LAST NIGHT MY HUBBY LET ALL HIS FEELINGS OUT HOW HE WAS SO PROUD OF ME WHEN I LOST WEIGHT AND THOUGHT MAYBE HE SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID ANYTHING CAUSE I PUT IT ALL BACK ON.
I KNOW HE IS TRYING TO HELP BUT GOING ABOUT IT ALL THE WRONG WAY I FEEL SO DOWN LIKE I AM NOT WORTH ANYTHING.
I KNOW IT IS JUST AN EXCUSE BUT I LOST 30 GAINED IT ALL BACK AND A LITTLE MORE ALL THAT HARD WORK DOWN THE TUBES AND HAVE TO START AGIN AND JUST CAN'T GET THIS MIND SET TO DO IT.
SO HARD ALL THE FOOD AND BAD FOOD ALL AROUND YOU ON A DAILY BASIS.
I STOPPED BLOGGING CAUSE I FELL LIKE ALL I AM DOING IS REPEATING MYSELF OVER AND OVER.
FEEL LIKE WHAT IS THE REASON TO BE HERE!
ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME I KEEP TELLING EVERYONE ELSE WELL TIME TO DO IT FOR MYSELF.
IT IS NOT GOING TO BE EASY BUT I GOT TO DO THIS AND FOR ME NO ONE ELSE!
I HAVE NO WILL POWER WHAT SO EVER NONE!
I DO THE TALK BUT NOW HAVE TO WALK THE WALK.
AND REMEMBER HOW I FELT LOOSING THAT WEIGHT AND GETTING ALL THE COMPLIMENTS YES IT FELT GOOD GETTING ALL THOSE CLOTHES IN SMALLER SIZES. AND NOT BAGGY CLOTHES TRYING TO HIDE THIS BODY.
SO HARD LOOKING FOR CLOTHES AND NOTHING FITS AT ALL.
OK I AM GOING TO TRY LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
WISH ME LUCK CAUSE I HATE THE FUNK I AM IN RIGHT NOW FEEL LIKE PEOPLE STARING AT ME LIKE NO ONE LIKES ME FOR WHO I AM! FEEL WORTHLESS NOT GOOD AT ALL.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE OUT THERE THAT IS WHY WE ARE ALL HERE CAN TALK TO ALL OF YOU BECAUSE YOU ALL KNOW WHERE I AM COMING FROM.

  
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NOSNACKER-57 7/13/2013 4:55AM

    First thanks for stopping by my blog soooo I thought I'd stop by your page. I hope you are finding yourself in better spirits? I'm in the same boat as you as well as most other, lost all the weight felt great, just to gain it all back and then some.

I wanted to share, that one thing I have changed in the past week is eating in the living room, watching TV. Do you do that? I found a free e-book that I read and applied a couple of the principles and it seems to be having an emotional effect on me in a good way. I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks at the table. I can liquids in the living room only.

Setting this boundary is hard, but my mindless eating lend itself to overeating and night time binging.

Just a thought!

Come check out my blueprint for fat loss, I believe I have the free e-book listed there. A quick and good read.

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CYBERCITYSHELL 7/9/2013 7:32AM

    THAT IS SO COOL THAT YOU EXERCISE EVERY DAY CHAR- emoticon emoticon GOOD ON YOU!!!
THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG .. YOU SAID ON YOUR PAGE YOU LIKE GOING TO PEOPLES PAGES AND ENCOURAGING THEM. THAT IS SO NICE OF YOU CHAR. I THINK YOU SOUND REALLY NICE .
SOMETIMES IT IS EASY FOR US TO COMPLIMENT OTHER PEOPLE WHICH IS GREAT, BUT WE NEED TO BE NICE TO OURSELVES AS WELL.
THAT IS GREAT THAT YOUR HUSBAND COMPLIMENTED YOU WHEN YOU LOST WEIGHT. AND HE PROBABLY WAS MEANING TO BE HELPFUL WHEN HE SAID HOW YOU HAD PUT IT BACK ON. PEOPLE OFTEN MEAN WELL BUT THEY SAY THE WRONG THINGS.
I THINK IT ID GOOD YOU WROTE A BLOG. BECAUSE YOU ARE WRITING DOWN YOUR FEELINGS,AND THAT CAN BE REALLY THERAPEUTIC. I FIND FOR ME IT IS. ALSO WHEN WE BLOG WE ARE PUTTING OUR FEELINGS OUT THERE, AND IT IS LIKE ACKNOWLEDGING THEM.
I THINK YOU WERE PROBABLY HAVING A BAD DAY WHEN YOU WROTE THIS CHAR. AND WE ALL HAVE BAD DAYS. BAD DAYS CAN WORK IN OUR FAVOUR IN THE WAY THAT THEY TELL US WHAT WE NEED TO WORK ON . AND IT'S THE BAD DAYS THAT MAKE US APPRECIATE THE GOOD DAYS.
YOU CAN DO IT, JUST LIKE YOU DID BEFORE. YOU ARE GOOD AT DOING YOUR EXERCISES AND YOU ARE GOOD AT EATING YOUR FRUIT AND VEGES. AS YOU SAID ONE STEP, AND ONE DAY AT A TIME. AND A BAD DAY IS SIMPLY THAT-ONE BAD DAY. emoticon emoticon


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LMSW55 6/15/2013 2:34PM

    CHAR, I USE CAPS ALL THE TIME MYSELF BECAUSE MY OLD EYES READ EASIER WITH CAPS.
NOW, TO YOUR BLOG...I COMMEND YOU FOR ARTICULATING YOUR FEELINGS IN A WAY THAT WE ALL CAN RELATE TO AND UNDERSTAND. I HAVE LOST 35 POUNDS ON JENNY CRAIG. HOWEVER, OVER THE PAST 6-8 WEEKS, I HAVE BEGUN TO FEEL LIKE I AM "IN A FUNK" AND AS A RESULT HAVE STOPPED CARING. I THINK PART OF IT IS MY SOCIAL WORK WITH NATIVE AMERICANS. I HAVE ALLOWED MYSELF TO BE "DRAINED" BY THEIR PROBLEMS AND IT HAS CARRIED OVER INTO MY PERSONAL LIFE. AWARENESS IS THE FIRST STEP. AND I AM FORTUNATE THAT I DON'T HAVE ANYONE AT HOME WHO INFLUENCES MY THOUGHTS AND CHOICES. ROY DOES HAVE AN EFFECT ON YOU AND IT IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE IGNORING HIM. I SAY EMBRACE "THE FUNK" RATHER THAN RESIST IT. ONCE YOU CAN DO THIS, IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO MOVE FORWARD.
YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND I AM YOUR CHEERLEADER MISS CHAR!

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MARLA7 6/15/2013 1:21PM

    CHAR - I SO AGREE WITH WHAT THE OTHER'S ARE TELLING YOU... ALL EXCEPT FCARMICH. MAKE SURE YOU LET HER KNOW THAT YOU USE ALL CAPS CAUSE IT'S EASIER FOR YOU TO READ AND BESIDES TELL HER, IT'S YOUR BLOG. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TYPE IT AS YOU PLEASE. HER LITTLE POST P'D ME OFF. SURE WISH I COULD CONTACT HER AND TELL HER SO. GRRRRRRRRRR.

ROY'S P'ING ME OFF TOO. WHAT THE HECK'S WRONG WITH HIM? IS HE THAT INSECURE ABOUT HIMSELF THAT HE HAS TO PUT YOU DOWN? ASK HIM THAT. MAYBE IF HE DRANK ONE LESS BEER AND COULD HOLD A GOOD JOB HE'D FEEL BETTER ABOUT HIMSELF AND STOP PUTTING YOU DOWN. SHAME ON HIM. TSK TSK!

WE'RE ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU GIRLFRIEND. VENT WHENEVER YOU WANT AND IF YOU WANT TO SHOUT DO IT! LOVE YOU.

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BECYROSE 6/15/2013 1:16PM

    Hi Char, for me when I have my down days I tend to start with gratitude, being thankful for whatever I can think of. Being alive, having taste buds to taste the flavor of food, eyesight to see beautiful things such as nature, a puppy, a newborn baby, hearing so I can hear words of encouragement, love so I can give it and receive it. Gratitude starts the ball rolling for more good things to come into your life, celebrate small successes. Pat yourself on the back for when you do make a good choice and refuse to beat yourself up. We all have bad times in life no matter what shape or size we are, we all have to combat negative feelings and thoughts. But it is up to us in how we respond to what happens to us. I used to be heavy for my size and felt worthless but you must first challenge the way you think about yourself, because no matter how thin you are happiness is a state of mind that you can choose, you don't have to be limited to your weight. You are not worthless, you are a human being created in the image of God that just needs a lot of love and encouragement. You are in the right place! Have a wonderful day and I hope this helps emoticon

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KSNICKER 6/15/2013 12:05PM

    CHAR - GOOD LUCK TO YOU. YOU CAN DO THIS. DON'T THINK OF IT AS STARTING OVER... THINK OF IT AS CONTINUING ON WITH YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY. BUT MOST OF ALL DO IT FOR YOURSELF NOT FOR ANY OTHERS COMMENTS OR STARES... THIS IS FOR YOU.
I ENVY YOU BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT ALL THE EXERCISING PART DOWN PAT. THAT AS YOU KNOW IS HARD FOR ME.
KEEP IT GOING... CHANGE YOUR EXERCISING UP TO SOMETHING HARDER OR JUST DIFFERENT. AND THEN CHOOSE HEALTHIER SNACKS AND BET YOURSELF YOU CAN STAY AWAY FROM THE BAD SNACKS. WHEN YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL PUT A QUARTER $1 OR IN A JAR TO SAVE FOR YOU SOMETHING YOU REALLY WANT FOR "YOU"...
JUST REMEMBER WE ARE ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU. I'M GLAD THAT YOU BLOGGED. MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE CAN OFFER SOME "POSITIVE" FEEDBACK FOR YOU.
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MSALOETTE 6/15/2013 9:47AM

    CHAR IN YOUR HONOR I TOO WILL USE ALL CAPS! AND FCARMICH SHAME ON YOU FOR SAYING ANYTHING TO CHAR ABOUT USING CAPS IT'S HER RIGHT TO TYPE HOWEVER SHE PLEASES IT'S HER BLOG TO DO AS SHE PLEASES ON YOURS YOU ARE FREE TO TYPE HOWEVER YOU CHOSE AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO READ HER BLOG IF YOU CHOSE TO NOT LIKE HER CAPS!
CHAR YOU DO SO MANY THINGS SO WELL AND YOU NEED TO PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK FOR THOSE THINGS! YOU HAVE BEEN SO DEDICATED TO YOUR EXERCISE DAILY! YOU ARE DEDICATED TO YOUR FAMILY AND YOU TAKE SUCH GOOD CARE OF THEM AND YOUR HOME AND YOUR JOB IS DONE WELL MY FRIEND!
TIME TO TAKE CARE OF YOU! OFTEN TIMES THE COMMENTS THAT HURT US THE MOST ARE FROM THE PEOPLE WE LOVE THE MOST AND THEY THINK THEY ARE HELPING US SEE WHAT THEY WANT US TO SEE, UNFORTUNATELY IT JUST DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY. YOU NEED TO DO THIS FOR YOU AND YOU ALONE, LOSING WEIGHT IS NOT AN EASY TASK, BUT WE HAVE DONE IT BEFORE AND CAN DO IT AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN IF NECESSARY. BUT NOT WHEN SOMEONE TRIES TO SHAME YOU INTO DOING IT! THIS HAS TO BE YOUR GOAL ALONE YOU NEED TO FEEL THE JOY OF BEING THE YOU THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR VISION. THE SKINNY PEOPLE IN LIFE WHO WANT TO INTIMIDATE YOU HAVE ISSUES THEMSELVES AND THEY SHOULD WORK ON THEIR ISSUES AND LET YOU WORK ON YOURS.
SO CHAR YOU CAN DO THIS! NO EXCUSES! NO FEELING DOWN ON YOURSELF LOOK AT ALL THOSE POSITITVES AND GET YOURSELF WHERE YOU WANT TO BE! YOU ARE NOT ALONE GIRLFRIEND! emoticon

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MAURIZIA 6/15/2013 7:37AM

    FIRST, FCARMICH, SHE USES ALL CAPS BECAUSE SHE HAS A VISION PROBLEM. A SUGGESTION, NEXT TIME MAYBE POSE IT AS A QUESTION: WHY DID YOU USE ALL CAPS? WHEN SOMEONE IS ALREADY FEELING AS SHE IS, YOUR COMMENTS CAN BE MISTRUED AS YET ANOTHER PUT-DOWN.

CHAR, SORRY TO HAVE POSTED THAT IN MY COMMENT, BUT FCARMICH'S PAGE IS SET TO PRIVATE...SO JUST IN CASE S/HE COMES BACK.
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CHAR, I KNOW HOW HARD YOU TRY AND I AM SORRY YOUR HUBBY MADE THOSE COMMENTS. AS YOU KNOW, JOHN SOMETIMES SAYS THINGS TO ME THAT ARE HURTFUL. IT'S JUST HOW THEY ARE. THEY THINK THEY ARE BEING SUPPORTIVE AND DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY WE DON'T SEE IT THAT WAY.

WHEN I RESTARTED MY SPARK PLAN LAST MONTH, I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW I LOST THOSE 32 LBS. FIRST TIME AROUND. I REMEMBERED THAT IF YOU GO BACK TO LEVEL 1 AS A NEW PERSON HERE, IT'S TO MAKE ONE CHANGE AT A TIME. I DECIDED ON THREE, AS YOU KNOW. TRACKING FOOD, BLOGGING, AND VISITING OUR TEAM & 2 OTHERS. SOMETIMES WE CAN TRY TOO HARD.

THE OTHER LESSON I'VE LEARNED, DIFFICULT AS IT IS, IS TO FORGIVE MYSELF. INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON "I'M EXERCISING SO HARD EVERY MORNING AND NOTHING IS HAPPENING," THINK, "WOW, ME! LOOK WHAT I'M DOING." TAKE THE FOCUS OFF THE NEGATIVE.

AS YOU KNOW, FOOD IS THE HARDEST PART FOR ME. TRACKING EACH DAY & RUNNING THE ANALYSIS IS REALLY HELPING. IT HELPS ME TO SEE WHERE THE RIGHT CHOICES ARE AND WHERE NOT. I DO GET FRUSTRATED SOMEDAYS BECAUSE I CAN'T AFFORD TO GROCERY SHOP SO HAVE TO MAKE DO WITH THINGS I CAN GET AT THE DOLLAR TREE. TRACK FOR A WEEK OR TWO, THEN SEE WHAT FOODS YOU NEED TO AVOID...AND JUST ELIMINATE ONE OF THEM FOR TWO WEEKS. IT THEN BECOMES A HABIT AND YOU CAN ELIMINATE THE 2ND FOOD FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS...REPLACING THEM WITH SOMETHING HEALTHY.

HUGS AND LOVE. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.

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JOYCRN 6/15/2013 7:14AM

    We can be hard on ourselves when we have to "start again" however you have learned some things about your self in the process. One of the motivational posters I frequently see on Sparkpeople says "If you don't want to start over, don't quit!" emoticon

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FCARMICH 6/15/2013 6:14AM

  Please don't use all CAPS -- its shouting and not necessary....
thanx

Be good to you and have a great day!

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HELLO

Sunday, August 19, 2012

HELLO PEOPLE LONG TIME NO SEE I HAVE BEEN DOING JOURNAL ENTRIES INSTEAD. SAME OLD HERE TRYING TO FIND THE LOST MIND SET.
WAS READING AN ARTICLE AND IT SAID BLOG EASY MEALS SO HERE WE GO.
IN A HURRY FOR DINNER WELL OPEN A CAN OF TUNA IN WATER ADD FROZEN PEAS A LITTLE ONION & CELERY,FRESH FRUIT YUMMY,AND DON'T FORGET THE WATER.
PLAN MEALS AHEAD FOR THE WEEK SO ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS HEAT THEM UP LIKE COOK A ROAST AND THEN ALL you WILL HAVE TO DO IS ADD YOUR VEGGIES AND FRUIT.
ALSO WORKING PEOPLE PLAN AHEAD GET YOUR FRESH FRUITS AND MEASURE THEM OUT AND BE READY ADD YOUR FRESH VEGGIES I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS ONE BUT AM GETTING BETTER AT IT STILL NOT MANY ON MY GOOD SIDE BUT I WILL NOT GIVE UP I HAVE DONE IT BEFORE AND WILL DO IT AGAIN.
ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME WE WILL ALL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT.
TRACK DAILY YOUR FOOD AND FITNESS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
FITNESS ANOTHER GOOD ONE FOR ME I DO MINE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST THAT WAY THEY ARE DONE NO EXCUSES AND IT WORKS FOR ME I HAVE TO GO TO BED A LITTLE EARLIER TO DO THIS BUT HAVE NEVER EVER MISSED A DAY IN YEARS AND PROUD OF IT.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER GET SOME FRESH AIR AND ONLY WEIGH IN ONCE A WEEK IF I DID DAILY I THINK I WOULD GIVE UP.
SO MANY GREAT ARTICLE TO READ HERE ON SPARK THAT REALLY HELPS.
AND TO HAVE GREAT FRIENDS YOU CAN COUNT ON IS THE BEST.
SURROUND YOUR SELF WITH PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE SAME GOALS. THE MORE ON YOUR SIDE THE EASIER IT IS.
NO MORE EXCUSES REMEMBER THESE I DO IT I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME TO TRACK IT.
I'LL DO IT TOMORROW. WHEN I AM READY. SO MY QUESTIONS ARE WHEN WILL YOU BE READY? WHY START TOMORROW WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY AND BE ONE DAY CLOSER TO YOUR GOAL?
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU AND WE ARE ALL DOING THE SAME THING GETTING HEALTHIER SO WHY NOT DO IT IN NUMBERS ?????? THE MORE PEOPLE THE MORE SUCCESS.
EXERCISE YOU CAN MODIFY YOU CAN EVEN DO CHAIR EXERCISES IF YOU HAVE TO.
EVERYONE HAS PROBLEMS OR WE WOULDN'T BE HERE!
SO LET'S ALL GET ON THE SPARK WAGON AND NOT FALL OFF LET'S DO THIS NO MORE EXCUSES BECAUSE WE ARE ONLY HURTING OURSELVES.
LET'S GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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MISSCUS 2/15/2013 3:43PM

    Somehow I found my way to your page, read it, enjoyed it, was glad to see that you posted a status change last night, hoping you are still on spark daily and working your plan. I saw that you had some blogs, and this one I picked to read because you blogged it on my birthday. I enjoyed reading it. I think it sparked me a little, which today of all days I needed to find a small spark of hope and some things to think about. I read it twice. Thank you. I think I found a little spark. emoticon

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KEIKOS_MUM 1/31/2013 3:36AM

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ANDRIANA11 11/26/2012 4:28AM

    Great lessons in this post, thanks for sharing
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LEANJEAN6 9/29/2012 7:45AM

    Wow! I loved yer comment on my blog this morning--We are FAMILY!!--LOL_-YEAH!!!
I added you as a friend also---since we will be here till we are 96--LOL-Lynda emoticon

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SHILOBOOTH 9/14/2012 2:01PM

    Great ideas :D Thank you emoticon

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NILUMALEJI 8/21/2012 6:57AM

    You wrote a comment on my blog (the first one I got) and I just wanted to say : THANK YOU !
Keep going well on your healthy way !
Have a good day !
Nina
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VTORIA3 8/21/2012 6:05AM

    What a great blog this is! Thanks for writing it....it gave me the boost I needed today and made it all seem simple and doable when broken down into smaller parts. And thanks for visiting my blog....I sure need to get back on track and FAST! Wishing you a healthy and fit Tuesday!


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/19/2012 11:14PM

    GO, CHAR, GO!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Just stopping by to say I am off and sparking again. Brain surgery is over and I am on the road toward getting healthier than ever. PTL for SP and my healthier lifestyle journey. It made my surgery so much easier just to be as healthy as I can possibly be and not be loaded down with carbs to hinder my healing.thank you Spark Guy. You saved my life!!!

LOVE YOU, CHAR!!! ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER...ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!
HUGS,
HELEN

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A HARD LOOK AT THIS JOURNEY

Saturday, June 11, 2011

WELL SOMETHING HIT HOME LAST NIGHT! AFTER AN EVENING OUT HUBBY AND I SAT ON THE PATIO TALKING.
WE WERE TALKING ABOUT GOING SOME WHERE WHICH WE CAN'T AFFORD SO I SUGGESTED GOING ON A LONG DAY OR OVER ONE NIGHT NOT FAR FROM HOME ABOUT 2 HOURS ON THE MOTORCYCLE.
WE HAVEN'T DONE THAT IN A VERY LONG TIME.
I HAVE BEEN TALKING TO MY ONE GIRLFRIEND AT WORK ABOUT IT AND I HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THIS ONE!
HUBBY SAID I WOULD LOVE TO GO ANYWHERE WITH YOU ON THE BACK OF MY MOTORCYCLE THAT IS WHAT WE GOT IT FOR AND WE HAVE HAD SOME VERY NICE RIDES.
BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SAY THIS I DON'T WANT TO SOUND MEAN OR NASTY OR HARSH OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT BUT I AM NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER AND I AM NOT AS STRONG AS I USE TO BE ANYMORE AND I CAN'T HANDLE THE WEIGHT OF the BIKE OR YOU ANYMORE.
IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN YOU LOST THE 30 POUNDS.
I DIDN'T SAY A WORD I JUST SAID IN MY RECLINER ON THE PATIO AND JUST LISTENED.
I AM SO HART BROKEN I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU I SIT HERE WRITING THIS WITH TEARS IN MY EYES.
I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE RIDING THAT BIKE. AND HAVE BEEN ASKING EVERY YES EVERY WEEKEND TO GO AND THERE IS ALWAYS AN EXCUSE GOING WITH A FRIEND NO GIRLS ALLOWED, I AM TIRED I HAVE TO MUCH WORK AROUND HERE TO DO YOU NAME IT.
I KNOW IN MY HEART I TOLD CAROL AT WORK AND I WAS 100% RIGHT.
AND I KNOW EVERYTHING HUBBY HAS SAID IS TRUE AND HE WOULD NEVER HURT ME THAT WAY THIS IS ALL MY FAULT I HAVE SAID IT SO MANY TIMES BEFORE I LOST 30 POUNDS AND IT FELT SO GOOD I THOUGHT WELL I COULD EAT THIS AND THAT SOME PEOPLE CAN I AM ONE WHO CANNOT I ONLY WANT MORE AND MORE AND I PUT ALL THAT WEIGHT BACK ON PLUS ONE POUND. ALL THAT HARD WORK DOWN THE TUBES.
I WILL NOT GIVE UP I HAVE SAID THIS ALL BEFORE I HAVE LEARNED AND KEPT SO MANY GOOD THINGS THAT WHAT WE ARE TOLD TO DO LOOK AT ALL THE GOOD WE HAVE DONE.
I HAVE NEVER EXERCISED BEFORE NOW I NEVER EVER MISS A DAY.
I NEVER DRANK WATER BEFORE NOW I MAKE SURE I DRINK AT LEAST 8-8OS.Z GLASSES A DAY AND NEVER MISS AT ALL.
I EAT MY 5 SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES A DAY AND NEVER MISS.
I STAY IN MY CALORIE RANGE VERY RARELY GO OUT OF IT.
I LOG ON HERE EVERY DAY I NEVER MISS I AM ADDICTED. I HAVE MADE SO MANY FRIENDS. SO WITH ALL THAT GOOD I HAVE LEARNED SOME GREAT THINGS.
BUT THE HARDEST THING IS TO GET THIS MIND SET I JUST CAN'T SEAM TO DO IT NO MATTER WHAT I DO I EAT ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE NO GOOD FOR ME.
I NEED TO DO THIS FOR ME I KNOW THAT AND MY HEALTH AND I WANT TO GET ON THAT BIKE AGAIN AND KNOWING IT WILL BE A VERY LONG TIME AND ANOTHER SUMMER WITHOUT IT MAKES ME JUST SICK TO MY FAT STOMACH.
YES THAT IS WHERE ALL MY FAT HAS LANDED
WHEN I GO FOR CLOTHES I WAS IN THE MEDIUMS NOW I AM BACK TO THE PLUS SIZES AGAIN.
I WILL NOT GIVE UP BUT HAVE A LONG HARD ROAD AHEAD OF ME AND NEED HELP NEED TO SURROUND MY SELF WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT THE SAME THING AND THAT HAVE THEIR MIND SET.
WISH ME LUCK TO MANY INTERRUPTIONS ARE I WILL END IT NOW WITH A CRY FOR HELP!
BUT I KNOW I HAVE TO DO THIS ON MY OWN SO I SAY DEAR LORD GIVE ME STRENGTH TO DO WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO GET THIS WEIGH OFF ONCE AND FOR ALL.
HELP GET MY MIND SET AND TO DO THIS NOW BEFORE IT IS TO LATE THANK YOU LORD FOR LISTENING TO ME AMEN!

  
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CLUMBOY 12/4/2012 2:58PM

    hi there--your post touched me so deeply for a number of reasons. first and foremost, i understand this pain, and so do a lot of other people on here--we have all been through it so many times, and we are all here to help you and cheer you on as you step up again and put yourself on the line.
second--do you know how much your husband loves and trusts you that he finally told you this very hard truth. its obvious he would cut his arm off rather than hurt you, but he honors you enough in his heart that he wanted to be done with the excuses. now the truth is out there and you can deal with it. this is a wonderful thing--and the fact that you sat quietly and listened means that you were ready to hear and deal with this. that is a big step forward and you should be proud of it.
stop berating yourself--it isn't helpful. you are here and owning up--that is what is important. find something (or many somethings) each day that you have done WELL. write them down--put them on here in a list if that helps you. you have more positive than negative going for you--but you need to put the positive out where you can see it and give the negative a rest. focus on what helps you be happy, and let go of the feelings that make you miserable. i have given my bad feelings a name that belonged to a totally toxic friend i jettisoned from my life a few years ago. when those bad thoughts come to me--i give them her voice and then i tell her to shut the heXX up and get out of my life. she goes away, and the bad thoughts have no power over me anymore, because SHE has no power over me anymore.
as an aside--just a thought--i have never been on a motorcycle, but i would LOVE to have one of those new three wheeled ones. i know they are horribly expensive--but might that be an option that would help you get out and ride NOW rather than put that joy off in your life?
live in the now--there is joy in the present day--just as much as in the far off future if you let yourself have it.
all the best to you. friend me if you like--i will keep an eye on you emoticon

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ANIHAKA 10/20/2012 7:46AM

    Two words come to mind regarding eating being out of control and for me because I do the same as you - they are BOREDOM and STRESS. If I'm stressed I reach for food when what is really needed is water and a walk or doing jobs around the house.
Dry your tears, pick yourself up and keep going on the right path. Before you know it you'll be enjoying bike riding again. BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH IT! WE ARE WORTH IT! We were born to enjoy life and to learn through the hard times and the harsh comments made to us by some people. Have a good week. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1COUNTRY_GAL 7/8/2012 7:09AM

    I just saw your blog and I bet you did it, emoticon
{{{{HUGS}}} Diana

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WHITNEYLD 7/4/2012 11:42AM

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MARYMAZILLA 2/29/2012 1:04PM

    OK Char we can do this. Feel free to call on me any time. I have learned some wonderful things along this journey. As for the snacking thing. Do NOT restrict yourself. instead first try drinking a big glass of water when you find yourself searching for something. You body can not tell the difference between hunger and thurst. If after you still want something. Read the serving size and the calories, fat, and carbs. The measure out one serving. enjoy it but don't allow your self anymore. If you still want more go to raw veggies. that way you don't feel deprived. I have a strict set of rules I must abide by and have just gotten back on track. Because I have for about 6 months thrown them to the wind. So maybe we can support each other! emoticon

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KEIKOS_MUM 1/11/2012 11:50AM

    hugs .. you can do it , you done it before , i am the worlds worst at trying to keep track and drinking my water etc .
You will be back on the back of that bike , just as i will get a coat that fits me , and be able to take my fur baby out on the walks that she deserves.... emoticon dont give up xx

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STALEYK 8/26/2011 3:36PM

    Sorry that you are hurting right now. We can do it together. We just move forward and don't give up. I resisted tracking food intake but am finding more success doing that. I was exercising and drinking water but my intake was still more than my calorie burn. I am learning slowly. It has taken a long time for me to see the scale move downward. emoticon Hang in there...you have lots of friends rooting for you!

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SPARKCHANTAL 8/12/2011 8:06AM

    what do you mean, too late? are you a hundred and twenty or something? c'mon gal you've got a lot to live for, you're way younger than me and it sounds like so much more adventurous as well. shake a tailfeather babe!
and remember... it's for life!

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FSUGUARD04 8/2/2011 7:30AM

    I read you blog and know how badly you want all the things in your life to be normal again. While I can't understand the love of your bike, I can understand going to parks with friends or wanting to ride a ride where I honestly have to question whether or not I am too heavy for it. Having to avoid the fun things in life is terrible and no one should have to be there. You have left such wonderful words on my blog this morning I just had to return the favor.
I know you can do it! I know you have the motivation and drive and everything is obtainable if we all try hard enough for it, and then the things we want more than anything in this life, yes even the ride on the back of your husbands motorcycle, are ever the sweeter when we reach that seemingly unreachable goal. Keep up the good work, and I am here if you need some more motivation down the line!

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VTORIA3 6/17/2011 7:04AM

    As i read your blog, it reminded me of my journey, different people, places but same situation. I lost 38# in 2008 and regained it in 2009 though I swore up and down that after so much hard work, that would NEVER happen. With the help of Spark site and all of my wonderful spark friends, I am back losing this weight again. I am much behind schedule to reach goal weight, although I am hoping this is my year.

You left me such kind, encouraging words on my blog this morning. It was so dear of you to extend your self to me, and it meant a lot. And you hit the nail on the head...this is a tough, difficult journey of many ups and downs. With the excellent spark tools, we can admit the ugly, and celebrate all the good. Best of all, with the support of our spark friends, we WILL succeed and keep inching towards our goals. Ah, it sure does take a lot of hard work, and so, so much effort....something only another sparker could ever understand. It is so great to have you along on this journey. We are so worth it. When we are having a weak moment, let's challenge that cupcake or milkshake and say YOU are robbing me of my healthy me, of who I deserve to be. Let's resolve to claim what rightfully belongs to us. WE CAN DO THIS! emoticon emoticon

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MAMASALLYSOCKS 6/12/2011 3:08AM

    (((COW CUDDLES)))

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DEUCE119 6/12/2011 12:23AM

    DEAR DEAR CHAR! WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND SO SORRY THAT YOU ARE HURTING. I KNOW ROY WOULD NEVER SAY THOSE WORDS TO HURT YOU. HE WAS BEING HONEST. HE DOESN'T WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF HURTING EITHER OF YOU.
NOW AS FAR AS THE WEIGHT GAIN GOES, LIKE SOMEONE SAID, YOU CAN STAY IN YOUR CALORIE RANGE AND STILL EAT THE WRONG FOODS. I DO IT ALL THE TIME. BUT THERE IS A STRESS HORMONE THAT CAUSES BELLY FAT . I'M SURE YOU HAVE HEARD OF IT. CORTISOL! AND WE ALL KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE BIGGEST WORRIER AROUND. WHY DON'T YOU TRY MEDITATION AND SEE IF THAT WILL HELP. I KNOW IT SEEMS GOOFY, BUT YOU REALLY NEED TO LET SOME OF THAT STRESS YOU HAVE GO. START PICKING YOUR BATTLES AND NOT FRET OVER SO MUCH SMALL STUFF. NOW THATS AN ORDER FROM ME. YOU HAVE TO JUST LOOK AT SOME THINGS AND LAUGH. WITHOUT THAT, LIFE IS JUST WORK. MAYBE THIS WON'T HELP YOU., BUT I SURE HOPE YOU GIVE IT SOME THOUGHT. HUGS AND I LOVE YOU . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KSNICKER 6/11/2011 9:17PM

    CHAR - MY DEAR FRIEND... I'M FEELING YOUR HEARTACHE FOR SURE. I KNOW HOW HARD YOU WORK EACH DAY TOWARD THIS JOURNEY. LOTS HARDER THAN ME... I AGREE WITH THE OTHERS AND THINK YOU NEED TO ANALYZE EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING AND SEE WHERE YOU MIGHT NEED TO ADJUST... MAYBE YOU NEED TO INTENSIFY THE EXERCISE OR MAYBE NOT DO AS MUCH... WE TALKED ABOUT THAT BEFORE WHEN I WAS LOOSING AND NOT EXERCISING... YOU STOPPED EXERCISING FOR A WEEK AND LOST WEIGHT... REMEMBER... SO IT COULD BE THAT YOU ARE NOT EATING ENOUGH OF THE GOOD FOODS FOR THE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE YOU ARE DOING... OR NOT EXERCISING ENOUGH OR HARD ENOUGH FOR THE BAD THINGS YOU ARE EATING...
WHY NOT TRY JUST WALKING LIKE MAMA DOES... FOR 3 MILES OR SO A DAY... CHANGE THINGS TOTALLY AROUND A BIT... BUT WHAT EVER YOU DO SO NOT GIVE UP...
ANOTHER THING THAT MIGHT HELP... THERE ARE LOTS OF TEAMS ON THIS WEB SITE AND MAYBE YOU SHOULD SCAN A FEW AND SEE IF THERE IS ONE THAT MAY INTEREST YOU ENOUGH TO GET YOUR MOJO GOING AGAIN.
I KNOW THAT IN MY CASE THAT I AM NOT VERY SUPPORTIVE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE GOING ON... I'M HAVING MY OWN PERSONAL STRUGGLES RIGHT NOW WITH MY WEIGHT AND HAVE GAINED EVERYTHING BACK ONCE AGAIN MYSELF... BUT WONDERING IF MY MED'S COULD BE CONTRIBUTING... SO MAYBE YOU CAN FIND ANOTHER TEAM TO HELP MOTIVATE YOU AND MAYBE OFFER OTHER IDEAS FOR YOU... NOW I AM NOT... REPEAT NOT TELLING YOU TO GIVE OUR TEAM UP... THAT WILL NEVER WORK. WE NEED YOU THERE AND YOU NEED US... HEE HEE BUT MAYBE LOOKING AROUND YOU MAY FIND SOMETHING THAT WILL HELP...
WE ALL LOVE YOU AND WISH YOU THE BEST WITH YOUR JOURNEY... (((HUGS, HUGS AND MORE HUGS))) MY FRIEND... LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP... IF NOTHING ELSE I CAN LISTEN... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOUSECAT609 6/11/2011 7:21PM

    CHAR, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. KNOW YOUR HEART IS BREAKING, BUT TURN IT INTO A GOAL. I KNOW YOU HAVE DONE WELL WITH THE CALORIES, EXERCISE AND WATER, BUT YOU MIGHT NEED TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS, INTENSIFY THEM EXERCISES, CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE, DISECT THEM CALORIES YOU ARE EATING...CAN YOU MAKE BETTER CHOICES? ARE YOU REALLY GETTING ENOUGH CALORIES FOR THE EXERCISES YOU ARE DOING? BE REALLY HONEST WHEN YOU ENTER THINGS INTO YOUR TRACKER, DID YOU REALLY BURN THAT MANY CALORIES DOING THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE? EXERCISING?
MIGHT BE TIME TO GET ONE OF THOSE ARMBANDS THAT REALLY TRACK WHAT YOU BURN IN CALORIES...LIKE THEY USE ON BIGGEST LOSER.
LIKE THE IDEA OF THE "MONEY JAR", ANYTIME YOU WANT A "GOODIE" WETHER YOU DO BUY IT, EAT IT, OR PASS IT UP PUT THAT AMOUNT IN YOUR JAR....THEN WHEN YOU CAN GO FOR THAT RIDE ON THE HARLEY YOU WILL HAVE MONEY FOR SOME FUN...(((hugs)))

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MARLA7 6/11/2011 6:39PM

    CHAR - WHAT CAN I SAY? I'M SORRY YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THIS RIGHT NOW. YOU ARE RIGHT. YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE THE HEALTHY CHANGES FOR YOU. BUT KNOW THIS.... I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. I AM HERE FOR YOU. ANYTIME, NIGHT OR DAY, THAT YOU WANT TO TALK... CALL ME. ANYTIME ON SPARK THAT YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY...... DO IT. I'LL LISTEN. I AM HERE FOR YOU. WHY? BECAUSE I CARE. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. BECAUSE YOU'RE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON. BECAUSE YOU ARE A GREAT FRIEND. BECAUSE YOU ARE SO WORTH IT. I KNOW HOW HARD MAKING THOSE BETTER CHOICES CAN BE. WE'LL HELP EACH OTHER. ONCE I DON'T GO TO TREATMENTS ANYMORE I'M GOING TO START EARLY MORNING WALKS AGAIN WHEN IT'S COOLER OUTSIDE. THAT SHOULD HELP ME GET THE WEIGHT MOVING AGAIN. TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME. I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS.
ALL MY LOVE,
MARLA

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/11/2011 4:14PM

    MY DEAREST CHAR, I AM WRITING THIS WITH TEARS STREAMING DOWN MY FACE AS MY HEART IS BREAKING FOR YOU. I DO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE SAYING...I REALLY MISS RIDING ON THE BACK OF DICK'S HARLEY. HAVEN'T DONE IT SINCE 1994 WHEN HE HAD HIS HEART ATTACK AND DIED. HIS HEART ATTACK CAME OUT OF THE BLUE, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. I AM PRAYING FOR YOU THAT YOU CAN GET YOUR MINDSET BACK AND CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY TO THE HEALTHIEST YOU CAN BE. IT DOES GET HARDER AS MORE HEALTH ISSUES POP UP, BUT IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS. IT IS POSSIBLE TO STAY IN YOUR CALORIE RANGE AND STILL GAIN WEIGHT IF YOU ARE EATING THE WRONG FOODS OR NOT EATING ENOUGH CALORIES....WHICH IS MY PROBLEM DUE TO DIET RESTRICTIONS AND HEALTH CONDITIONS. HOWEVER I HAVE RESTARTED MYSELF ON JUNE 1 AND I HAVE LOST 8 POUNDS...MOSTLY I THINK DUE TO MEDICATION CHANGES BUT I AM MEASURING EVERYTHING AND PAYING VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO PORTION SIZES AGAIN.
YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DAILY. WAKE UP EACH MORNING GIVING THANKS FOR A NEW DAY TO GET IT RIGHT AND DO THE BEST YOU CAN. AT THE END OF THE DAY THANKING GOD THAT YOU DID THE BEST YOU COULD FOR THAT DAY. FOR EACH DAY THAT I STAY TOTALLY ON TRACK WITH MY EXERCISES, WATER DRINKING, CALORIES, ETC., I PUT $1.00 IN MY SPECIAL JAR. THAT IS MY REWARD MONEY, ORIGINALLY SET TO BUY TUNES AND EXERCISE VIDEOS, BUT NOW I AM THINKING SOMETHING A BIT BIGGER...MAYBE SOME NEW SMALLER CLOTHES OR A TRIP FOR KEN AND I IN OUR NEW MOTOR HOME.
IF POSSIBLE, SET UP A SPECIAL MONEY JAR FOR YOURSELF JUST TO SEE HOW MUCH YOU CAN SAVE AND BUY YOURSELF A NEW "WOW" OUTFIT TO GO RIDING THAT BIKE BEHIND ROY OR ANOTHER SPECIAL TREAT JUST FOR YOU!!! THAT MAKES A WIN/WIN SITUATION.
YOU DID THIS ONCE AND I KNOW THAT YOU CAN GET IT GOING AGAIN. I HAVE FAITH IN YOUR ABILITY, MY DEAR FRIEND, AND YOUR WANTING TO WIN THIS BATTLE...ONE SMALL SQUIRMIST AT A TIME!!!!
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LOVE AND HUGS,
HELEN

PRAYING...

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FROGGY80916 6/11/2011 11:00AM

    You do not have to do this alone, Spark People is exactly for you and me, and any one else needing support, love, and guidance on this journey. Take one day at a time, make small simple changes--- they really add up. Try to do 10 minutes of exercise every day and build from there. Make sure to drink your water daily, and make wiser choices about food and use the nutrition tracker to see what your are eating. But MOST IMPORTANT----LOVE YOURSELF for who you are. You are a brilliant, creative, special being who deserves your love! You have mine. A quote that helps me is, "When you judge yourself, you break your own heart." So for me and more importantly for yourself, stop breaking your own heart. emoticon emoticon

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MY SPARK ANNIVERSARY

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HELLO FRIENDS! I HAVEN'T BLOGGED IN A WHILE CAUSE I AM DOING THE DAILY PLANNER INSTEAD.
WELL IT IS MY SPARK ANNIVERSARY I FEEL HAPPY AND ALSO SAD!
HAPPY BECAUSE I HAVE MET SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE HERE THAT I LOVE VERY MUCH AND CAN TELL ANYTHING TO THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY. WHO ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME NO MATTER WHAT.WHO I MISS DEARLY IF I HAVEN'T SEEN THEM POST I GET WORRIED.
NOW THAT IS TRUE FRIENDS!
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED AND KEPT WITH ME ARE EXERCISE NEVER DID I DO THEM AND NOW I AM THE QUEEN OF EXERCISE I DO IT RIGHT AFTER I EAT BREAKFAST. AND HAVE LEARNED NO TAKE A BREAK AND I DO THAT ON THE WEEKENDS.
I SLEEP 8 HOURS SO I GO TO BED A LITTLE EARLY TO GET UP EARLIER TO GET THE EXERCISE IN THAT WAY IT IS DONE NO EXCUSES.
THEN ALSO I HAVE LEARNED TO DRINK 8-8OXZ GLASSES OF WATER A DAY AND FROM BEING A SODA DRINKER THIS IS A BIG DEAL FOR ME AND I TRULY DON'T MISS SODA AT ALL SO IF I CAN DO IT ANYONE CAN.LOL
THE THERE ARE THE FRUITS AND VEGGIE I ALWAYS GET MY 5 SERVINGS A DAY IN AS SPARK SAY AT LEAST 3 OF THEM BEING FRUIT! I AM A VERY PICKY PERSON SO I LIKE THE FRUIT BETTER AND USUALLY GET 4 OF THOSE IN.
THEN THE CALORIE RANGE I CAN COUNT ON MY ONE HAND HOW MANY TIMES I WENT OVER SO THAT IS A GOOD THING RIGHT?
I ALWAYS POST EVERYDAY AND EITHER BLOG OR USE THE DAILY PLANNER THAT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE I PUT INTO WRITING ALL MY FEELINGS AND THAT MAKE ME BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. I USE TO BLOG MORE BUT FELT LIKE I WAS REPEATING MYSELF DAILY.LOL AND NOW LEAN TOWARDS THE PLANNER.
THEN SINCE I STARTED SPARK I LOST 30 POUND WOW WHAT A BIG THAT IS NOW THE SAD PART I GAINED ALL BUT 4 POUNDS BACK:(
I DON'T HAVE MY MIND SET THE WAY IT WAS WHEN I STARTED SPARK AND NEED DESPERATELY TO GET BACK TO WHERE I WAS AND JUST AM HAVING A TERRIBLE TIME TRYING TO DO SO.I KNOW ONCE THIS MIND IS SET THERE WILL BE NO STOPPING ME LOOK OUT!
MANY OF YOU HAVE HERD ME TELL THIS STORY OVER AND OVER WELL I HOPE NOT FOR LONG WELL ALL BUT THE 4 POUND I WILL BE SHOUTING 30 POUNDS GONE I TRULY HOPE BEFORE NEXT YEAR.
WHEN I LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE I SAY MY GOODNESS ALL THIS TIME I SHOULD BE AT MY GOAL SO HERE I GO AGAIN INTO ANOTHER YEAR AND LORD PLEASE LET THIS BE MY YEAR!
WE ALL KNOW THERE IS NO EXCUSE I COULD SAY OH I WORK TO HARD AND DON'T HAVE TIME.
OR MY BACK OR MY LEGS I JUST CAN'T.OR I AM TO TIRED. OR HERE IS A GOOD ONE I HAVE BEEN UNDER SO MUCH STRESS I JUST CAN'T DEAL WITH THIS TO RIGHT NOW.WELL GUESS WHAT THEY ARE ALL MY EXCUSES AND IF I WERE HEALTHY THEN THESE THINGS WOULDN'T BOTHER ME AS MUCH AND I WOULD BE ON THAT WAGON .
DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? WELL LET'S ALL DO THIS TOGETHER THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS SO LET'S ALL GET WITH IT.
IT IS SO MUCH EASIER IF EVERYONE IS ON THE WAGON AND ALL WORKING TOGETHER AND TALKING DAILY ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND WHAT IS WORKING FOR YOU THAT MAYBE WE ALL CAN TRY.
SO LET'S GET TO THAT GOAL LET'S MAKE THIS OUR YEAR TO SUCCEED. I AM SO GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE AND IT IS FREE OR I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO DO IT.

  
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MERRYROBYN 4/11/2012 5:12AM

    You are doing a great job. Losing 30 lbs in one year would be a dream come true to me! This means that you learned healthy habits and lost fat, not water or muscle. I have a hard time losing weight and I get depressed that I have no control over how my body gains or loses weight. But i do have control over what I eat and how much I exercise. My dog is about seven years old, and he is devastated if he misses a walk once a week. He has helped me get out that door many of days, but it feels good once I get out there. Congrats to your year long dedication. Slow and steady wins the race!

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MUSICTEX 10/20/2010 10:10AM

    I like fruit a lot more also. Keep up the good work.

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AMLEHNKURT 9/24/2010 10:40AM

    Char just remember that muscle weighs more than fat and with all the exercise you do daily, I know from seeing your calves first hand, it is muscle. So don't fret over numbers on a scale. You are in good health and still exercising, eating well and those are the main things, not what the scale always says.

I still don't know how you exercise in that room everyday! lol Oh I remember now, your smaller!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/24/2010 9:01AM

    CHAR, HAPPY SPARK ANNIVERSARY MY DEAR FRIEND!!!
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WHAT A WONDERFUL BLOG THAT COULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY ANY ONE OF US. YOUR HAVE SAID IT SO VERY NICELY AND THIS WILL BE YOUR YEAR!!!
JUDGE YOUR SUCCESS NOT BY THE NUMBERS ON YOUR SCALES, BUT BY THE DEGREE TO WHICH YOU ARE ENJOYING HEALTH, PEACE, LOVE AND LIFE!! FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, HEALTH, ENERGY, ENTHUSIASM AND JOY ARE THE THINGS THAT MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING AND EXPLORING. I HAVE HAD TO SHAKE UP MY EXERCISES AND AM NOW STRIVING TO SHAKE UP MY CALORIES TO GET MY SCALES MOVING DOWNWARD AGAIN. IT IS STARTING TO WORK FOR ME. I JUST WISH THE DOCTORS WOULD QUIT COMING UP WITH THINGS THAT ARE WRONG WITH ME SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE EATING HEALTHY WITH NO RESTRICTIONS.
REMEMBER: TAKE PERFECTION AND THROW IT OUT THE WINDOW. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING YOU CAN MAKE BETTER OR DO DIFFERENTLY... STRIVE TO IMPROVE, NOT ATTAIN THE IMPOSSIBLE. DO THE BEST YOU CAN WITH EACH DAY THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN AND ENJOY IT!!! DON'T LET STRESS GET YOUR BEST. YES, YOU CAN DO IT!!!
BLESSINGS, LOVE AND HUGS,
HELEN


"DREAM IT. BE IT!!!"



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POLLY20 9/24/2010 7:50AM

    CHAR,YOU'RE DOING WELL~AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOT GAINING BIG TIME YOU ARE A SUCCESS~KEEP STRIVING FOR PERFECTION BUT REMEMBER ALL OF THE
UPS & DOWNS ARE ONLY NORMAL~HERE'S TO ANOTHER & SUCCESSFUL YEAR W/
SP & ALL OF YOUR GREAT FRIENDS THAT LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH~HUGS POL

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