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December photo a day...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013



Saw on someone else blog and thought might be fun!

Think I will try this.. only posting to spark...

This actually could be done and changed up to post something either fitness related or healthy eating related... emoticon

  
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WENDIBIRD10477 11/27/2013 12:40PM

    I saw this too and was thinking about doing it to Spark only, as well, so my SparkPeeps could get to know me better emoticon

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PEG2584 11/27/2013 11:40AM

    I saw this too and thought it sounded fun. But I'm not crazy about the idea of getting on another social website. Lord, it just takes too much time.

I really like your idea of changing it up a little bit to show pictures that relate more to my "getting healthy" journey. That may be my personal challenge for some month coming up, maybe December.

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Weight loss tracking

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

So I am really feeling in a groove this week, and excited to really getting to accomplish some goals.

This is truly mind over matter. You have to be in right mindset... you have to want it. I always said I wanted it.... but NOW I want it. Tired of being uncomfortable, tired of being tired, tired of hurting...

10/30/13 - 209
11/6/13 - 208.4 -.6
11/13/13 - 206.2 -2.2
11/20/13 - 209 +2.8 yeah i know....
11/27/13 -
12/4/13 -
12/11/13 -
12/18/13 -
12/25/13 -

Goal to be under 200 before 2014

I did this before on my weight loss journey and it seemed to really help me identify any potential issues I may have had. I'm trying it again.

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MOLLIEJEAN2 11/26/2013 7:18PM

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KWING517 11/26/2013 10:41AM

    Great idea!! I do this on my Sparkpage every month, and it really works to keep me accountable!! Especially knowing that everyone can see it ;)

Have a GREAT week!!

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MAMACHAMBS 11/26/2013 10:29AM

    Good for you! I see good things in your future!

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RINSKY3 11/26/2013 10:23AM

    You can do it!! You're already takin the first step. Can't wait to see your progress :)

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Wake up!

Friday, January 04, 2013

Let me just start off by saying I intend nothing said in this blog as a excuse. I fully recognize that my weight gain was a direct result of my actions or lack of actions. emoticon

Over Christmas holiday I hurt my knee. I was just doing laundry, twisted, and apparently thats all it took. Granted, it was a old injury from last year- hurt while working out (yes, I am putting that out there cause it makes me feel a little better) emoticon
I had not went to the doctor, and noticed that the swelling never went completely back down. There is some fluid around the knee. Doctor gave me some anti-inflamatory pills and again, better but still some swelling. I am hesitate to work out as it still bothers me.
While at the doctors office, the doctor(who I have never been to before) went on a rant about my weight. Look, does he not think I can see in the mirror? I mean, I know he probably thought he was doing me a favor and giving me a reality check, and yes at some level I suppose I needed it. But fact is, he assumed I was this lazy slob ( ok I just inserted the slob part) He assumed I was lazy, told me I needed to start working out. This man had no idea that I do work out, Typical week for me is 4-5 days a week at least a hour a day.
I know I can do more, but the assumption that I am lazy bothered me. I must work hard to get results- I get that - and yes do I slack some - YES! I do.
But his judgement just from my appearance bothered me. In a way, it MAY have actually been the best thing because it has fueled me. Unfortunately, I have to be careful with this darn knee of mine... but I am determined to get going in the right direction this time.

First time in a long time, this feels good.
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PUTTITAT 1/5/2013 6:24AM

    I'm happy that he fueled you up to get back on track and join us in the new season of BLC, but I agree with RINSKY--his lack of 'bedside manner' was upsetting. Take are of you knee and do what you can while it is healing--maybe some water exercise? Or just things that don't irritate it as much, such as cycling, and the elliptical and or upper body exercise is good too. My hubby's knees are BOTH bad, so I know what you mean (his DR has said he needs DOUBLE knee replacements, but he is dragging his feet and delaying it as long as he can, hoping maybe he can avoid it, if he gets the weight off. I really have a good feeling about this season, & think we are going to be seeing better results this time. We are MAKING IT HAPPEN in 2013!!!
Vicki

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PUTTITAT 1/5/2013 6:23AM

    I'm happy that he fueled you up to get back on track and join us in the new season of BLC, but I agree with RINSKY--his lack of 'bedside manner' was upsetting. Take are of you knee and do what you can while it is healing--maybe some water exercise? Or just things that don't irritate it as much, such as cycling, and the elliptical and or upper body exercise is good too. My hubby's knees are BOTH bad, so I know what you mean (his DR has said he needs DOUBLE knee replacements, but he is dragging his feet and delaying it as long as he can, hoping maybe he can avoid it, if he gets the weight off. I really have a good feeling about this season, & think we are going to be seeing better results this time. We are MAKING IT HAPPEN in 2013!!!
Vicki

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RINSKY3 1/4/2013 10:46AM

    Wow! While it may have fueled the spark in you again, that DR sucks. Gotta love assumptions. Take care of your knee and let's show him :)

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Almost a year

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wow! It has been almost a year since my last blog entry.

Lots has happened. Including gaining about 20 lbs.

-We gave invitro a try. $12,000 for nothing. It was a hard thing, physically, emotionally, but at least we tried. The good that came out of it, is I am a renewed person, focusing on myself and getting healthy. Actually this has brought my husband and I closer, which is the exact opposite that I thought would happen.

-We are all moved into our new place. So much to do! I am not used to 5 acres to take care of. But its fun! Hubby is working on getting some mini donkeys, and I think chickens are to follow. He will have lots to take care of - cuz I already claimed that I am not.. lol

-My brother was diagnosed with esophagus cancer, he has had chemo, radiation and surgery- doing better but it's a slow process.

-My mother, who had colon cancer about 1 1/2 yrs ago, went in to get her gall bladder removed, and they found a abnormality. She has a cancerous tumor, they are just not sure where it is exactly and how bad it is. She will be going in for a ct scan on thursday.

I am not letting any of these become excuses. Granted, I did gain 20 lbs, but I am proud I will not let it get any further. I weighed about 3 weeks ago, done really well eating and exercising, and have not weighed since. Trying not to.



  
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PUTTITAT 9/14/2011 9:00PM

    Sorry to hear about the health issues going on--plenty to cause some stress. But I'm glad to hear that you are going to grab the bull by the horns and gain control again. I know you can do it--keep doing what you know worked before!

As you probably know, the new season of TBL is beginning next week, so we are going to be restarting our BLC challenge again--come on back and join us as we all get going again. We are actually considering combining to one team this season... Come and check us out--we miss you!
Vicki
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SWEETZMIX 9/14/2011 4:58PM

    Glad to hear from you. Sorry for all the things that are going on in your life, but you are doing the right thing by not letting it continue!

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TELERIE 9/13/2011 5:39PM

    So good to see you again! I'm sorry about the health issues, sending warm thoughts to you and your family. Very glad to read about how close you and your darling is. It helps being together.
Hope to see you around more, I'm struggling with consistency too, and we've just started a GOYAAM challenge you might like - adding our fitness minutes together as a team. Do jump in if you wish!
Hugs, MArit

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Everything is hitting at once

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Whew! I am trying to catch my breath.

1. The house- still in early stages, not yet received a executed contract due to mistakes - some my realtor and some hud.

2. Doctor visit yesterday- 2 choices artificial insemination with fsh injections (which includes 3 doctor visits/wk- 20% success rate/ cycle and costs $2000/ cycle)
or
invitro - 40%-55% success rate $10,000/ try.

But also at the appointment, he did a ultrasound and found a abnormality. He thinks I could possibly have endometriosis. I have another appointment in 3 weeks to make sure its not a blood clot that enlarged, but if it isnt I will have to have surgery.
Which puts this right about the time we would close on our house.

3. My truck needs inspection and 2 days ago the check engine light came on.

I did indulge in some reese's peanut butter cups this morning, Yes, I am stressing, and yes I am using this as a excuse to eat even though I know better.

  
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SWEETZMIX 10/3/2010 2:32PM

    OMG you have so much going on. Stay calm and try to control the things you can. One day at a time, remember!

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PUTTITAT 9/28/2010 10:51PM

    Nature,
This is a bunch of stuff all at once and is plenty to make a person be stressed. Your health is the most important, and the best thing for that is to try to limit the stress. I know it is impossible for you to eliminate it right now, but you CAN limit it. Don't allow yourself to accept these as an excuse to not work towards your health! Work on what you DO have control over. So, here's another list for you--a list of the things that you DO have control over.

1. You DO have control over what you eat!
2. You DO have control over the exercise you do!
3. You DO have control over how you handle all of this.

Now, as to the other things--
A. Your house--It is going to happen or it is NOT going to happen and there is nothig you can do to chage that, so why worry about it. (I know you will still have trouble waiting--I think waiting is one of the toughest things in life.

B. Your body--You will either have the surgery or you won't. The best thing to do, either way, is to try to be the healthiest you can be when it does or does not happen--thus, back to 1, 2 & 3 above.

C. Your Baby--You don't have to decide this right away. You can take the time to think about it and maybe after these other things pass, your options might change or become more obvious to you--so again--don't allow it to control your thoughts!

D. Your truck--Wait until you get it to the shop and hear the estimate. Pray that it is less serious than you fear. Again, fretting about it will NOT change anything, and will only deter you in your other goals.

I know it is easy for someone else to say these things, but hopefully, if you sit down and take a 2nd look at all of it, things will improve.

I will praying for some happy news to come your way soon! And also, remember that you have all of us here at SP (and BLC too!), so when things get hairy, come back here for some more encouragement. We are all here for you!
Vicki

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RINSKY3 9/28/2010 11:55AM

    Nature you have a lot going on. I'm glad you posted this and are reaching out. Take it one thing at a time. Your health is the most important. The house stuff will come together. You will get the tuck to the shop and as for the rest, maybe it will just give you time to think what would be the best option for you guys. I know you're stressing, but you've worked so hard. Dont forget I'm here if you need to vent. emoticon

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CRROCKERGIRL 9/28/2010 11:50AM

    Sounds like you are stressing for many good reasons. At least you know you're eating due to stress, and acknowledging it. Good luck with everything!

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