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Wow, its been a long time

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ok, yea....I got into a huge slump. One so big I just gave up really caring about any of it. This began, gosh I dont know, several months ago. I feel like I dont do anything except work, eat, sleep and work again. And Im not getting much sleep.

So here I am and Krissy decides she wants to join a gym, yes, it was MY suggestion, and so the only time we can go is Mon, Wed and Fri....and that involves getting up at 6:30 AM. Considering I work until usually 3 AM this means even less sleep for me....so anyways she says she wants to pay for me to have a membership....and i gotta tell you I was NOT leaping for joy about going into a gym where Barbie and every body builder in town goes and be stared at...nor was I excited to try to get on the equipment only to find Im to darned fat....

so anyways...we go....they give us a 2 week trial (free) and Im absolutely shocked to see that Krissy is really gung ho about it. I mean this is the woman that doesnt want to get up for CHRISTMAS, lol. So I go to my Dr and he hems and haws and says that he wants me to wait, something about the meds, anyways, I think he just wanted to milk money from me.

So anyways, Im told "no" and I still have to get up 3 mornings a week and drag my butt to the gym and watch Krissy....the thing is, the more I went, the more I wanted to use the gym, then I began to see changes in Krissy....BIG ones and i REALLY wanted to use the gym. SO I called my Dr and told them Id sign a release....so long story short...the Doc signed the waiver to allow me to use the gym.

That was 2 weeks ago this coming Wednesday....

Day 1)Wednesday - I did 5 min on the treadmill after finding out I dont have the leg strength to lift my leg over the recumbant bike......I HATE walking, if I liked walking I wouldnt be FAT.....grump grumble....grumble

Day 2)Friday- Have to go get my son, long drive, dont WANNA work out, but I do SIX minutes today and they add 3 of the strength machines, leg press, leg curl....and one other one, leg extention I THINK....and I could only do THREE reps....::sigh:: this is going to take forever....

Day 3) Monday- I do TEN minutes on the treadmill today! Woooooo! and I did TWELVE reps of my 3 machines! Go me!!

Day 4) Wednesday- I did ELEVEN minutes today......was talking to my "neighbor" (on the next treadmill) and lost track of time LOL. I did 15 reps and upped some of the weight on one of them... Woooooo!

Day 5) Friday- Ive been told to only weight once every 3 weeks, first think on Mondays, becz muscles retain water for up to 48 hours after a workout....also got a new diet plan....Added some upper body machines today and I did TWELVE minutes on the treadmill!!! The last two I upped my speed from 1.1 mph to 2 mph....then got off (no cool down) and daaaaang, I thought I was gonna pass out! I got scolded lol and told I MUST do a cool down.....who new.....now me...not like Ive taken care of me very often...

So anyways....on both fridays I got a protien smoothie...the first friday I was headed out to get my son and didnt want to give in the the call of McDonalds lol, I got the Almond joy one....and YUCK!....so this last Friday I got the tropical paradice one with a fat burner added and YUMMO! Oh my that was GOOD.

Sooooo....Im not really noticing anything, no real changes yet, but its only been a short time...I want to see changes, god I better see changes LOL...anyways, Im proud, I only gripe and complain a LITTLE bit about getting up....Im still working the hard long hours, so Im usually ready for a nap on Mon, Wed and Fri....and usually I take a short nap lol. Hey...whatever it takes tokeep going, you know?

So thats the readers digest condenced version for you......

I will try to keep updates more often lol

  
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KEEPITMOVING 3/2/2009 9:59AM

    hey, consistency is the key to success, so you're already getting back into the groove. more power to you! we're behind you all the way! hang in there! yours in sisterhood, nancy

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-AMANDA79- 3/1/2009 8:56PM

    Good work!! Before you know it, your going to be walking all over town!

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Here I am again

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ok...I know this is going to sound odd, but Im sitting over here ready to blog and 2 of our dogs are in the living room and they are having a poot contest!! OMG I think Im going to DIE over here! The SMELL!!! ARGH!! lol.

Anyways, Im still around, things have been....odd. My son moved in and then changed his mind and moved back to his dads 2 weeks later becz (I think) he missed his friends. So I was dealing with a lot of depression over that issue.

Then Ive also been working a lot, dealing with headaches, hoping for the economy to take a better swing for us and just over all allowing life to take over lol.

The one good thing I did for me was I began my gazelle again.

I did 11 minutes yesterday. Yea, I know. big woo....11 minutes, but it was 11 more than I did the day before, so Im proud. lol.

My son snapped a few photos of me and a friend put this one together, and to be honest, I really dont like pictures of myself that much, but I LIKE this one. Isnt that weird. lol.

What else....oh, Im getting so excited to move in June, I cant wait. Its going to be so different for me, I am afraid of freezing to death though LOL.

Holidays are coming and Im a little excited about them, not like I usually am, but am hoping my holiday spirit kicks in soon : )

What else.....not much else happening, work....work....and more work... OH I was interviewed...granted some people will always say mean things (in the comments) but I think the article was a good one.

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries
/news/2008/11/psychic_economy

  
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YEPITSMEH 12/3/2008 2:11PM

    I like your new picture :) you look beautiful! I wasn't able to see your interview...kinda bummed about that. Have you been able to move up your time on the Gazelle? I'm so proud of you :))

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LIBRA73 11/12/2008 10:41AM

    Good going for getting the exercise. Soon you will be up to 30 mins! Keep it up!

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RACHEL630 11/11/2008 9:48PM

    Yay! I'm glad to see your blog!!

I'm VERY proud of you for getting on that gazelle. 11 minutes is better than nothing! Way to kick it! :)

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SIZE-0-4EVER 11/11/2008 12:50PM

  Sorry bout your baby leaving again,I know that has to be hard on you. And uh....sorry bout the stinkies emoticon...
Im so proud of your Gazelle workout!!! You can do this every day ...you know that..DO IT!!! emoticon
Miss you much...Id call but I might run Kristy off!!!! emoticon

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Good Golly Miss Molly

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ok, i will be the first to admit it. I suck at blogging. I think this stems from me typing all day and just not wanting or having the energy to type more. Not sure, but I suck at emails too lol. So its been two months. Things are going slowly. This is the rough time of year for my asthma.

Anywho, my birthday (the big 44) was October 5th. And on that day my teenaged son moved in with us! WOOOOO! It was a total SHOCK but a good one.

I now have....ummm...4....no 5 at home jobs now and none of them are doing the job and supporting us.

We are planning to move in a few months and sheesh. I just hope everythign works out to do that for our dogs. We ARE moving and we are moving into the house where we have planned. Period. We just have to figure the dog things out.

Im excited about getting out of the heat. My poor little hot feet will love me for it. (Yes, for some reason my FEET get hot, so hot Im miserable and they are hot to the touch. Im weird)

Hmmm...I have a headache today.....so Im a bit edgy I think.

Anyways, Im alive :)

  
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YEPITSMEH 10/28/2008 4:07PM

    emoticon ------------ Call me

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LIBRA73 10/14/2008 10:51PM

    I am glad you are alive. I miss our phone calls. WAHHH!!

I moved with four dogs across country. Moving pets, finding a place to put them, is sometimes sucky but worth it.

My feet are freakishly cold. They are so cold they hurt, even in the dead of summer. I guess we are just odd balls.

Miss you lots. Miss Rabid too. Punch her for me. :) (a friendly "I miss you" punch, don't really sock her!) lol

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Some days life sucks

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ever had a day that was going...so-so...not horrible, but not great and youre thinking to yourself "Tomorrow will be better" and then something happens that slams you into the tears and depression?

I just had that.

Its not bad enough that Im dealing with Rabid not being here every day, with this job not only am I dealing with my lonliness (I will adjust) but also having to keep her spirits up. So she calls me and asks if I can bring her a Diet Dew or water. So I called and asked if she could meet me out front so I wouldnt have to get out. She never called back so I had to get dressed (Its hot as hell here and one of our AC's broke 3 days ago, the one in our room) So I struggled into clothing, grabbed a dew and water and took them to her.

When I went in the girl behind the counter must have been dropped on her head 5 or 6 times becz I asked for Rabid and she looked at me like no one was there with that name. She went to the back and the owner said "Shes out back" ok...so Im standing in the restaurant, in a shabby sundress, my hair pinned haphazardly in a bun, (straggles and GRAY), havent shaved my legs in DAYS, look like something the dog decided wasnt good enough to drag in and the teenaged boys that are sitting at the tables PLAYING GAMES (not eating!) staring a hole in my rather LARGE behind. So Kristy comes out, I give her the liquids and come home, not to far to drive, but Im sticky, hot and tired.

I step out of the car thinking "Im going to check the mail" and this HEATHEN from next door, on his (or her...couldnt tell , the little red neck could be either) bike and YELLS from the middle of the road at about the MIDDLE of my yard (so maybe 20 feet frrom me) yells "FATSO!" I blinked, I couldnt believe some child was raised in this manner and I said "What?! Excuse me?!" and this CHILD flipped the bird at me! I said "Excuse me?" Then I said probably the dumbest thing, I said "Grow up!" I WANTED to shout profanities! I WANTED to say "Go tell your parents what you just said and did, bcz Im going to tell them." Instead this BRAT turned and road into their drive way (OUR HORRIBLE neighbors that torment our dogs, trespass on out property etc and then come over wanting us to BUY things when the school is selling them!) and I came inside and burst into tears.

Its times like this I just want to go in, bake a batch of brownies and EAT. Ive lost 50 lbs or more since starting (before SP came into my life). I CANT see it, I see NO changes and then this.... :*(

I think I just want to quit now ......gonna have a good cry...

  
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LIBRA73 8/18/2008 11:33AM

    I can't believe ppl still act like! I am shocked. Sorry you guys are going thru such a rough time!

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1LBDOWN 8/17/2008 9:33PM

  You know, I think if people saw the affects of horrible behavior like that, they wouldn't do it. For instance, if that child knew that you went into your home and cried, he'd see you as a human being, instead of an object.

Let's remember that everyone views the world through different eyes. Back when I was a size 5...just starting to climb the ladder toward gaining weight from the size 3 where I started (and believe me sister, those days are long gone), a man called me PHAT, which he insisted was a compliment, but 1) I don't think that's what he meant, and 2) who cares what he meant - that's insulting, and it really hurt my feelings. Now, who in their right mind has that opinion of someone who is a size 5? I'll tell you who - that guy. So, what's my freaking point here? My point is - it really doesn't matter one whit how much weight you lose - some jerk is going to call you fat. It's the way that society wields power, especially over women.

You must learn not to let it get under your skin. This child was trained by someone to wield that word against people because it is hurtful. The best revenge is staying on your path, living a long and healthy life, and showing everyone that you can stay above it...which is EXACTLY what you did.

You didn't go in and eat the brownies. You did stay on your path. You did remember that you've lost an AMAZING 50 lbs! You didn't swear at the child. You behaved like the adult - which is what you are. And for that, you will be blessed.

Don't think twice about this incident. This was a child who had been taught hate. Feel sorry for him. He may never get the opportunity to grow past this. Let's hope that he learns love somewhere, because he's clearly not learning it at home.

In the meantime, I admire you...and my admiration does not come easily. I could not say the same, had you retaliated. I'm proud of you. Hold your head high. You were successful in this encounter.

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YEPITSMEH 8/13/2008 5:39PM

    As long as you feel this way about yourself, others will look at you the same way! You need to put your head up and smile! You have lost 50 pounds!
The kids statement wouldn't have hurt you so bad if you didn't think that way about yourself. You need to make changes so you start feeling better about yourself. Get up in the morning and do yourself up! I know its easy to run about in our jammies a good portion of the day when we work from home but little things to matter, and when you feel good about yourself it shows. You already felt icky when you left the house, so you felt everybody was staring at you and looking at you bad. Rabid should dye your hair, you shave those legs of yours and chin up! You are not a "FATSO" and that kid has never been through anything in his life as you have.

Karma will probably have him as an obese adult in the future as punishment!

You are beautiful woman! Let this radiance you carry within - OUT! Its the little things we do that really do make a difference in the end.

You are loved hon, and moving soon! :) f*ck 'em...

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FIT2TRAIN 8/13/2008 11:47AM

    I'm always here, no matter what. I love you.

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SIZE-0-4EVER 8/7/2008 9:25AM

  You cant quit Amaya...you and Kristy can get through this together.She's taking a big step and so are you. You'll be doing ALOT of that in the near future and this is just the tip of the iceberg..right?? You've been through plenty in your life hun....you can deal with this!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEQ-1 8/7/2008 2:44AM

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GOTTALOSEINNC 8/6/2008 9:34PM

  hugs!!! I am so sorry that kid was so hurtful! I pray that you give yourself some good ole TLC tonite... you deserve it!

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Wow

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Life is crazy....wow....ok....lets see..

Ive added the bean workout....and its KILLING ME!! lol but Im doing it!

My Gazelle...Im now up to 17 minutes each time, straight through!!!!! WOOOOO before long I will be doing 20...then 25....Im on my way!!

Been having headaches....and Im having a heck of a time being able to eat enough to meet my caloric intake...without eating the empty calories and I wont let myself do that, the sodium is to high lol. Im gonna work it out :)

OH, hey...any of you out there, need to make some extra money and you happen to be in front of a puter (like at home) I have a lead for you all. You wont get rich, but Ive made about 300 bucks in a month and been paid.

Send me a SP mail and I will give you details :) (or privately email me if you want, you know who you are lol)

  
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SUZIEQ54444 8/4/2008 10:05AM

    Hi! I'm interested in the extra money making part. Also, sounds like you're kicking butt in the exercise category! Keep it up! SuzieQ54444 emoticon

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JANEYJ. 8/4/2008 7:36AM

    Hi Buddy of the week. I'm Jane, I've also been overweight all my life. I'd lose be where I wanted and gain it all back. I am committed to stop yo-yoing around,

You have done great. I know how much effort it takes to get started and keep motivated. Hugs, JJ

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FIT2TRAIN 8/3/2008 11:38PM

    I am SOOOOOOO proud of you baby doll! I am so very proud of you. You are doing so well. You are going to drop pieces of you as you walk down the street before too long! :)

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