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"only" half a pound! Why am I working so hard???

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

So, I up my workouts to doing Wii for about 30 minutes (plus silly games) and doing the 28 day challenge on EA Sports Active, and walking 2 1/2+ miles on my 'rest' days. This change is from pretty much sitting on my behind all day. Oh yeah, and I was on the low end of my calorie range for a whole week. So why is it I only lose half a pound in a week???

Because it was also a couple of handfulls! When I bought 2 new pair of jeans just before Christmas, they fit my like a (nice curvy) glove. Now, I get a handful of fabric off both cheeks. WOO HOO! As much as I hated going up one size, I'm gonna LOVE going down one!

Sometimes the proof is not in the scales, not in the lbs or kgs, ladies and gentlemen! Sometimes, it's in the handfulls!!

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FLUENTFARMER 2/16/2010 8:39PM

    Thanks for reminding me it's not always about the pounds.

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CELESTIALAXIS 2/16/2010 7:36PM

    Definitely true! I'm down from an 18 to a 16 when I thought my progress was really slow. Not so much!

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BELFASTBIKER 2/16/2010 6:18PM

    At the end of the day it's other things, not the weight, that people notice....

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VGIMLET 2/16/2010 6:14PM

    Good for you for noticing the other changes. It's not just about the weight, even though a half a pound at a time can be frustrating. Although, as I have been told by others, "So, do you want it back?" LOL. NOt even!

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KYBORN 2/16/2010 6:04PM

    I hear ya!! We tend to concentrate on the "pounds" lost and not on the other ways to measure our loss. I track both inches and pounds. WAY TO GO. You should be proud!!!

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With a little help from my friends...

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's been a long difficult week. I lost a very dear friend. He was only 40 years old. Healthy, worked out, played sports, didn't drink, NEVER did drugs. He was kind, giving, loving person who would never hurt a fly (I watched him carry a spider outside the house once!). It's hard enough on we, who knew and loved Oleg to lose him. He also just brought his mother over from Ukraine, was married a few years ago and had a 2 1/2 year old beautiful baby girl.

With a little help from my friends, in person and online, I will get through this. With a little help from my friends, we will teach little Sasha what a special man her father was. With a little help from my friends, we will remember Oleg and live to be better people, to take care of each other and our selves.

Thanks to SparkPeople for being there when what I really wanted to do was bury my head in a pint of Ben and Jerry's, for getting me to drag my a$$ out of bed in the morning and work out when I really just wanted to drag my blankie over my head and hide.

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JERRY2 2/13/2010 3:11PM

    With a little help from my friends is the way to deal with stress, duress and loss...

I lost a son in 2003. I pray and talk to him every morning.

All of my friends became a support group and helped me from losing my mind. I don't know how I could have made it through that time without them.

Celebrate his life and share the good times and what a good man he was with those who cared about him.

Jerry

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SHERWOODCYCLER 2/12/2010 6:54PM

    Thanks for sharing. And keep the spark! So nice that you are going to help Sasha know about the spark her dad was, too.

Take care.

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 2/12/2010 5:31PM

    You have my sympathies on the loss of your good friend. And good luck as you work through the mourning process and make good choices for you and your health.

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No more tomorrows

Monday, February 08, 2010

Who would you call if you knew tomorrow wouldn't come? What would you do? What would you say?

I lost a very dear friend last week. He was 40 years old, didn't drink, didn't smoke, ate healthy, worked out. He was married almost 4 years ago and has a 2 1/2 year old beautiful daughter. He was one of those people who always helped others. He saw the good in people that sometimes nobody else saw. Strays, whether people or cats, always found their way to his open door and open heart. I think that's what happened. He gave away so much, that his heart just stopped. He died suddenly and without warning last Tuesday.

For the last 2 years, we called and spoke regularly about how busy we were. How much we miss each other, having dinners together, going skiing, little weekend trips. We always said would get together next week, next month, tomorrow. We just ran out of tomorrows.

Spark friends, I am handing you a task. Call that old friend from high school/college, your favourite Aunt, the little old lady down the street... Whoever it is on that list we all have. I have always called it the "I'll call them tomorrow" list. Stop thinking about it. You DO have 15 minutes to chat, write a letter, post an email.

Don't wait for tomorrow, it might not happen.

  
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CHRYS13 2/8/2010 2:01PM

    I'm so very sorry to read of the loss of your friend. I appreciate that you shared and opened your heart and mine to the challenge. I just got off the phone with someone from our church that I had been meaning to call; I wrote my parents and letter, and now will phone my sister! Thank-you....
Sending you the warmth that I know the memory of his friendship gives you,
Chrys

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LENNOND 2/8/2010 12:44PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. That is so tragic... My heart breaks for his family and friends... I will pray for all of you.... Thank you so much for sharing and for the reminder that we just don't know how many tomorrows we have. I will be contacting my "I'll call them tomorrow" people today!! emoticon

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Jumping on the A-Z bandwagon...

Friday, February 05, 2010

A is for Age: 42... and counting
B is for Booze: Beer, wine, vodka, rum... just nothing served with pop!
C is for Career: Manager of Handicapping and Course Rating (Golf Courses)
D is for Dad's name: Norman
E is for Essential items to bring to a party: Artichoke/Spinach dip
F is for Favorite song or music: anything I can dance to!
G is for Goof off thing to do: ROLLER COASTERS!!
H is for Hometown: Marshfield, MA
I is for Instrument you play: Cello
J is for Jam orJelly you like: Grandma's strawberry rhubarb jamMmmmmm.
K is for Kids: none
L is for Living arrangement: just Me and an orchid I have somehow kept alive for 3 years
M is for Mom's name: Pat, Patsy
N is for Best Friend's Name: DNise
O is for Overnight Stay in a Hospital: Hysterectomy (almost 6 years ago!!)
P is for Phobias: Serious fear of public speaking
Q is for Quote you like: "Do or Do Not, there is no try!" ~Yoda
R is for Relationship that lasted longest: 6 or 7 months... *sigh* (I don't get it... I'm a catch!)
S is for Siblings: 2 older brothers
T is for Texas, ever been?: Just the airports ;-)
U is for Unique trait : I love to go to the movies alone!
V is for vegetable you love: zuccini
W is for Worst traits: Not good about finishing things. I have so many projects started...
X- is for X-rays you've had: broken collar bone '87 when I tried to fly instead of riding my bike
Y is for Yummy food you make: chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies *sigh* now it's veggie soup.
Z is for Zodiac sign: Gemini

  
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DIAMORROW1 2/5/2010 4:35PM

    COOL... emoticon

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Another one bites the dust...

Monday, February 01, 2010

And now I have Queen running through my head. Although I have changed the words to "Another *Pound* Bites the Dust". Yep, one more pound never to be seen again. A little off the belly, a little off the legs... does it show in my face yet???? emoticon

"and another one gone, and another one gone... another pound bites the dust"

Celebrate every pound, my fellow Sparklers! Be proud of what we have earned. Health, fitness, better clothes. One pound at a time...

Because emoticon "We are the champions... " of our bods! emoticon

We CAN!!
Gretchen

  
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GOLFCHICK2-0 2/20/2010 5:45PM

    Well, I did it. I just finished re-writing the song and posted a new blog...

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GOLFCHICK2-0 2/3/2010 3:34PM

    That's it... I'm going to reword the whole song... New Blog Post to follow. I'll throw the link up here when I'm done.

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IMJAMS5 2/3/2010 12:34PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! You know this will be in our heads now! THANK YOU!!!

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GOLFCHICK2-0 2/1/2010 4:52PM

    I keep hearing the song running through my head. Before that I was thinking of it as it was "only" a pound. Shoot, it took weeks and months to get that pound on my body and ONLY one week to burn it off.
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DELAWICKED1 2/1/2010 4:30PM

    Your blog was cute. I like that, Another Pound bites the dust. I will probably never hear that song the same way again.

Congrats on the weight loss and continued success to you.

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LADYPUERCOLOCO 2/1/2010 4:12PM

    Now you have me dancing at my desk. Good for you!

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CELESTIALAXIS 2/1/2010 4:02PM

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Hehe. I love emoticons.

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DUMBELLE 2/1/2010 3:56PM

    Way to go girl!

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