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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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This learning curve is eternal! As I struggle to come to grips with the truth of my life, I am constantly in flux. I guess they call this "life". This past year is the first time I have not held a job in many years. I guess I am retired. So why do I feel so pressured to "perform"? No matter. It's a process, but I have realized that as glorious as being "free to do nothing" is, I find I am becoming very unproductive. That is not a good feeling. emoticon Action is required.

So here goes. I love Sparkpeople & even though I am still battling to accept the fact that I MUST exercise every day, I realize I need to get OFF this computer. It plays too easily into my sedentary habit. So. Today I went to check out the Aquatic Centre & its AquaFit classes! (I also stuck my hand in the water to see if I was going to be able to enter the pool without freezing to death emoticon ) It felt good, so I am going to sign myself up. I am also going to drag my husband to the pool once a week for some splashing around just for the fun of it! emoticon

We are also going to be curling once a week when that begins in October. And I called a gal in my church group to see about getting a little more involved with them! They say the more you have to do, the more you get done! I am hoping the old saying is true! I just know that I spend more time on the SparkPeople site getting NO exercise but LOTS of points! emoticon I don't think that's what SparkGuy had in mind! emoticon

So from now on, the site will be my reward for good behavior! I use the scale the same way! I only get to weigh in when I do the work that might get the desired results. So, wish me luck. I'll need it! And thanks for all the support thus far! I am not the brightest Spark on the site, but I am still here, hoping to shine! I will be checking in daily because without all you folks, I probably won't succeed! I need the trackers, and the enthusiasm I find here! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYRMEN 9/19/2013 3:38PM

    I am spending a lot of time too on the SP site. Without it, I would be lost. However I have specific time of the day to exercise (mainly walking) and I commit to it.

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KIM22211 9/15/2013 11:58PM

    oh and I am the same exact way. I truly hate exercise but learning the more I move, the more comes off!

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KIM22211 9/14/2013 3:02PM

    good for you! I am getting more active too and I see the results paying off! Have fun this weekend!

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Dietary confusion

Sunday, September 08, 2013

emoticon Question to anyone: I just re-vamped my trackers & SparkPage, and discovered in my last effort (May/June) I had not tied my fitness & nutrition together on my trackers. This time, I accidentally set this up and am surprised at the result. It keeps saying eat more. Being overweight, I am decidedly wary! But last night & today I found I really had to push to get through my cardio. I think tomorrow I will skip it & do strength training to give myself a rest. Does any of this make sense to y'all? I do NOT want the scale to go up next Sunday! emoticon

Also, I am tracking my steps per day under "special goals". Is that ok? Do I have to adjust anything on my fitness tracker? Does it keep it all seperate? Yesterday my fitness tracker gave me 24 points for the same activity that today I only got 12 points for??

Oh well, I am working to get out of the "Terrible Twos". One more pound will do it! Can't wait! emoticon

  
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KIM22211 9/11/2013 7:39AM

    I have no idea about all that but congrats on the almost onederland!!!!! yay!! I got there a few weeks ago and man oh man it is great!!!

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KRICKET57 9/9/2013 10:08AM

    The only thing I can tell you is that you have to give yourself enough fuel to do you workouts. I was like you and not eating as much as the tracker said I should. I was continually tired and found my weight loss slowed as well. When I followed the plan and gave myself the fuel needed, things improved. Not sure how it all works but it seems to follow what the experts say. All I can say is give it a try. If you are eating the right amounts of the right things, you will see improvement.

Good luck!

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Wow......that was close!

Saturday, September 07, 2013

emoticon I thought the day got away from me. I overslept, blah, blah, blah.....same old story. Then we had a dinner invite & an early movie; I figured I was going to be shame-faced again for screwing up. But at 9:15 pm I got changed and walked for an hour on my treadmill. YES! YES! YES! Squeaked that one out at the last minute. emoticon emoticon

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TIMETOGETGOING 9/8/2013 2:36AM

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AJB121299 9/7/2013 11:08PM

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JIACOLO 9/7/2013 11:01PM

    Good for you!

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Here I go again!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Tomorrow will be ANOTHER emoticon ! I did a makeover of my SparkPage & will be re-thinking my original goals. This battle is going to be a tad more difficult than I hoped, but I know it's not impossible. I know where I am falling down & I think I have figured out why. The "baby step" phrase is about to be tested. Since I am not succeeding with daily exercise, & no little fairy has sprinkled "motivating magical mist" over my sedentary body I have to assume the exercise bug will never bite me. I'm on my own. Damn, I hate that!

This "baby step" thing...............even it seems like an impossible dream tonight. In your kindness, pray for me that tomorrow I will stand up & take that step! emoticon

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Note to Self

Saturday, August 31, 2013




Tomorrow is September 1st, 2013. I am a basket case. Between now & tomorrow I need a major epiphany.



  
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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/31/2013 11:01PM

    I just posted a status message with a similar theme - "There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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