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OMG WEDNESDAY JAN 1 2014!!!!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

It is 12:17 here and I was going to go to bed, but thought I have more energy than half an hour ago so will write now.
MY ultimate goal is to learn to love myself more. Because if I love myself I wouldn't feed my body junk, let myself lose muscle and feel rotten by not exercising and would not allow negative non supportive self talk.

My goal for this year is to lose 50 lbs total. I can do this by clean eating, and following the NO S plan. I also can do the physio exercises and walk and ride the recumbent bike as I am able. I will not hurt my body but will also try my hardest. I am giving myself an end date of Dec 31 2014 my 58th birthday. I am hoping to have at least 25-30 off before my knee surgery but not sure on that date.

SO clean healthy eating, drinking my water, and moving. Positive thinking and care.

So yes I have SMART goals and I will reach them!!!







Okay bedtime... wish Allie would stay quiet till I got up instead of waking me up early. Oh well that's okay. Off to bed.
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QUEEN-EYDIE 1/5/2014 7:06PM

    I'm in your corner, girl! You can do it! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/4/2014 4:48PM

    love your goals

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MILLIE5522 1/3/2014 12:47PM

    You WILL do this!!! Looking forward to cheering you on! xxxxxxxxx

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GRLTAZ 1/2/2014 4:59PM

    I like your goals. I believe you will make them ! Tc

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/2/2014 4:42PM

    Good luck with your goals!!

Happy New Year!!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/1/2014 1:05PM

    Have a healthy new year!

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MARUKI52 1/1/2014 12:50PM

    Happy Birthday for yesterday. Happy New Year and I hope this is the year when you will reach your goals.

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FENWAYGIRL18 1/1/2014 12:01PM

    I know sometimes the pain your in hampers you from exercising, but I do believe you can do this, I believe in you my friend and hope you have a healthier 2014!!!!!!!!!!!

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NEVERGIVEUP57 1/1/2014 11:31AM

    emoticon can do.....Happy New Year emoticon

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TRESSWANN 1/1/2014 10:34AM

    You will make it happen in2014

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CHALLENGER15 1/1/2014 6:27AM

    Good goals!

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FORMYDARLINGS 1/1/2014 4:45AM

   

Happy, Healthy New Year, my friend. Enjoy the journey and keep taking those small daily steps. Everything else will fall into place. let's share more and keep together,


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NEW-CAZ 1/1/2014 3:47AM

    Happy 2014 to you my friend emoticon emoticon

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JUJUMILLER 12/31/2013 11:45PM

    I lost 90 pounds this past year, and I did it exactly like you wrote about in your blog.
Your goal is realistic. You can do this!

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Here's to a New Year, a New Me and a New You!

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Sunday evening

Sunday, December 29, 2013

BALANCE - mind - body - spirit. That is what it is all about isn't it. This life is best lived if we can find a balance between our healthy minds, bodies and spirits. So for 2014 my word is BALANCE.
I know many ways for MIND balance, not that I am great at any of them but do practise some.
I journal, I art journal, I write gratitudes. I try to meditate and before I go to bed I do deep breathing and some times progressive muscle relaxation. If I can't sleep I do imagry meditation. So my other issue is worry.... stressful worry. but I am doing better at not letting it overtake my day. Yes it creeps in nearly daily and always after info or dealing with lawyer issues but I can't let this get the best of me. I have gained nearly 5 or more lbs since getting a lawyer on Nov 21. sigh. So this has to be beaten and know that she will help me but that doesn't mean I can't help myself.

BODY balance. I have a hard time being consistent here. I have a few ideas going on in my brain right now. Back to Basics. drink my water, move and eat clean and PROPER portions. Will I be able to do it as I truly feel I am a carb sugar addict. I do for me there is no just a bit, or moderation when it comes to toast and sweets. pasta, potatoes no prob.
The other is I did well when I was on the plan the natuopath suggested. Gluten sugar and dairy free. But found that so hard to keep on and ended up slowly getting worse and now am back to eating whatever, still not a ton of processed but too much not good stuff. So do I try that again, she said when I said that is hard and not sure if that is lifestyle - she said my family eats like that all the time.... you choose to make it a lifestyle. She is right. so do I.
the other is NO S. which Id id before but srayed. It is no sweets, no sugar no seconds on all days that dont have an S. so eat properlyl and clean on the weekdays and don't go nuts on the weekends but have a treat. hmmm makes sense and I didn't do too bad.
Any thoughts from those that know me... lol will be appreciated.
SPIRIT well I am more spiritual than religious, we have been burned by organized religion and not that keen on it. If I could find a small friendly church again I may go. But my spritual health is similar to my mind. Try to find a calm, peaceful inner sanctuary where I can go and just BE. talk to myself in a kind loving way. Also to have good family and friend time to make my life complete.
Now just to figure it all out and make a plan, a DO ABLE for a healthy lifetime plan. I have to get this life going, it is passing me by and I presume my knee surgery should be this summer I MUST get some wt. off before then.
I hope you can all find a plan you can work with for you and we will do great things in 2014.

  
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2015TODAY 1/4/2014 9:41AM

    Good points and good thoughts, Cindy.

That must be such a tough choice.
I'm thinking that if you want to / have to lose weight because of the surgery, you may want to do something more 'drastic' than the No S.
I believe that No S is wonderful, for those who need to normalize their eating and stop bingeing. But I have a thought it will not lead to quick weight loss, or maybe no weight loss at all.
So I'd go for the naturopath's route, first, OR I'd try Eat to Live. One good thing would be that you will probably get new insights and learn new things as you go along. I learned LOTS because of trying to do ETL, and through following the ETL forum here at SP.

All that said, I must also say that I feel the only reason one ever has to try to lose weight 'fast' is health reasons (such as expecting surgery). Otherwise I would always go for a more slow approach that focuses on normalizing one's eating pattern.


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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/3/2014 5:10PM

    Balance! Has been on my wish list for a while! Let's work to make this happen.

Question--have I heard you talk about having a Fitbit? Or maybe it was someone else... I ordered my daughter one and thought (oh, maybe I should get one too). Got the newest one "the Force". Am hoping that the fact that the info will be right there in my face confronting me will encourage me to push myself off the couch and the fact that I spent money on it! LOL!

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GRLTAZ 12/30/2013 9:10PM

    Good luck finding your balance. I know you can do it though. Refocus every morning before you get out of bed, at lunch while being grateful for your healthy food, and at the completion of your day, when all the stress can be released into the universe for some one else to deal with. I am ready for the New Year and that is not always the case. I believe this is my year to release most if not all of this extra weight that makes me feel so heavy and sluggish. I am looking forward to lightness in body, mind & spirit this year. Let's keep pushing. The wall of fear, shame, guilt (whatever our problems are) will fall and crumble beneath us as we continue on our health journey. TC

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/30/2013 7:54PM

    I need balance have a happy 2014

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/30/2013 2:29PM

    I'm totally with you on this, GF. I need balance as well. I hope we can both attain it soon.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/29/2013 9:33PM

    Wishing you a healthy new year!

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TRESSWANN 12/29/2013 8:28PM

    Balance rocks. I am a Libra.

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MOTHER-NATURE 12/29/2013 6:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon 2014 is going to be a Great year for ALL of us .... that's my story and I'm sticking to it emoticon

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Friday I am thinking anyway

Friday, December 27, 2013

HI sparkers!

Boy am getting the days mixed up with the holidays. Don't know why but seems holidays should be on weekends. But as long as I remember to go the dr, on Monday I will be fine! LOL

So had a nap for a bit, now fell less rested than before I went up to lay down. Also have heartburn and am trying to think of what I ate that made me feel rotten.Probably not enough healthy stuff and too much sugar, but really seems to be the chocolate. and lol as I wrote this dd brought in a small basket with goodies and choc covered bacon..... now immediate heatburn. lol

So now I guess I better make some supper for myself as hubby is making left overs for him. Going to be a quiet night and early evening. Hope you all had a great day and sleep well.

HUGS

  
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RAINBOWMF 12/28/2013 9:25AM

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NEW-CAZ 12/28/2013 3:13AM

    I've been bloated Cinders, I have a sneaky feeling it might have something to do with eating too much emoticon

I get the weekend thing too emoticon Pete said on Friday is New Year on Sunday!
He couldn't understand why I said I'd have to another shop for party food on MOnday.

it takes us women to organize the holiday celebrations, men would NEVER get the job done emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/27/2013 10:26PM

    I have heartburn tonight too and don't know why. I ate some ginger and it helped.

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/27/2013 7:17PM

    I am with you been off of work since the 16th . we worked a Saturday that week for overtime . I don't ever think I will know what day it is again

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/27/2013 6:44PM

    You think YOU are getting mixed up on the days? I am too! This morning I told my hubby "It feels like Friday for some reason." He said "Thats because it IS Friday!"
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The holidays have really thrown my days off lol.

Yikes, I'm sorry you have heartburn! Hope you feel better soon!

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Boxing day

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Good day after Christmas to you all. I slept very poorly, pain in my elbows,way low in my back, my hands ( which is new) and woke with headache. I didn't drink much but more than I used to as I rarely drink and had some wine, but it was localized behind one eye. oh well it is gone. We are going to sil for while. that will be low key.

Just called dil to wish her happy birthday, said you sound tired. Yea, that is what happens when you rush Thomas to the IWK ( childrens hosp) at 1:30 am. Apparently he has the croup. He wasn't able to catch his breath and said he was going to"frow up" so they took him to the bathroom where lol poor guy, stuck his head right in the toilet and promptly peed all over the floor which made him so upset. So they asked grampa who lives downstairs with grandma to come up and watch Eva. well he loves his grampa so tried to calm down and they got dressed got him out in the air and it helped. So hosp says croup but also gave him a magic colouring book so he was happy and grampa was there waiting when they got back. House full of tired, other than Eva and cousins that are staying downstairs. At least now they know incase he gets it more and or Eva gets it.

Yesterday was great, quieter, as my Christmas eve was PERFECT. I was so happy I was near tears. Those babies are so special. and having my 2 kids there also and dad was fine as were spouses. yesterday DD and hubby and dad came for supper. Turkey, ham and all the fixins. All turned out great and I had lots of help.

Only downfall was I felt sort of bad, next door, ( for those that read my blogs know next door means nuts!) came over with a top cut down past her breasts with her hand in front of herself asking for the stuff you put in sandwiches that you mix with eggs............. we said egg salad? yea can you put miracle whip or mayo. Said either one. oh. I have to add sugar to the mayo. Okay... still holding herself, I said can give you some miracle whip. I was busy doing veggies and stuff for supper, felt as if I should ask her for supper but knew I wanted low key and not crazy.... So I go back to cutting veggies and hubby is talking to her, as I go in I sort of laugh to myself as she has her hands away from her chest talking away to him, sees me and covers. I talk a few mins go back to cutting some veggies and back again same thing. What a fool. So I said to him when she finally left, felt as if I should invite her NO. good then cos I didnt want to . I wish she would get herself some help. dont think she is drinking now but still needs a lot of counselling which she says is EVIL. oh well.
SO we had a great dinner and enjoyed ourselves after. Dad went back down at 7, kids left 8 or so and by 9 I was ready for bed! whew. didnt go then went and sat with hubby but now I am so tired.

Hope you all had a great holiday too, however you chose to spend it! HUGS and now on to my birthday.......... sigh.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/26/2013 8:17PM

    Poor Thomas!! I hope he feels better soon.

Your neighbor sounds like a nightmare. Is she a prostitute? Sounds like she was hinting for an invite. Thanks goodness you didn't do it. You family should not be exposed to this sort of person. I feel sorry for her but I try to avoid people like this. Their life is full of drama.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/26/2013 2:25PM

    I'm sorry you slept poorly and have pain. I hope you feel better soon!
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SHERYLP461 12/26/2013 12:06PM

    I was hoping you would explain boxing day. Family visiting is always wondeful and tiring.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/26/2013 9:50AM

    The gifts and the hassle of preparing the big meal and traveling from house to house to visit the family members are a hassle which can be endured but once a year. The fact that it occurs but once a year makes it special but there is no reason that the spirit of love cannot last throughout the year.

Have a joyous and happy New Year.

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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MY Very Own Santa and he made himself a spark page!!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Here is my personal Santa!!! He even made a spark page. Welcome my hubby JUST-SITTING!!!

  
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    Yay! Welcome

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TRESSWANN 12/25/2013 10:09PM

    Merry Christmas

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TURTLELADY56 12/25/2013 8:46PM

  wow how nice!!!! welcome

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THINFITFEMINIST 12/25/2013 7:54PM

    Hooray! That is just the best gift!

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RAINBOWMF 12/25/2013 2:37PM

    Nice

Welcome Santa, this will be fun for the two of you.

Hugs Mary

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WINDSWEPTACRES 12/25/2013 2:34PM

    What a wonderful holiday surprise. It's always good when partners are onboard with our healthy lifestyle choices. Merry Christmas to you both, and a healthy and prosperous New Year. emoticon

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PLUGINALONG 12/25/2013 2:04PM

    He will do good, I am sure.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/25/2013 1:57PM

    Great Santa!!!!

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    merry Christmas to you both

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