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Monday, June 04, 2012

I have been thinking, I read a spark persons blogs and she is always commenting on power of positive and thinking things will happen and they will. Well she isn't doing so great, and neither am I. Now I am certainly not knocking positivity by no means, but am thinking you know even with al this talk these days about things like the secret, and mind over matter like my background says, you still have to do the work, walk the talk not just talk the walk so to speak.
I have had a good year for the most part, have lost 20 lbs, the most I have lots in ages I have also gained 6 of that back. Somehow I started with the junk again ( my vice is cookies, and soft chewy candy- yea choc but not as much) One pkg comes in cos company is coming, or hubby wanted them ect. I eat them like they are never going to be here again. duh...

So I speak of clean, healthy eating, primal to a point but am I walking the talk? No not really so even though we are diff this sparkperson and I, we are doing the same thing. Which led me to think of dr phil who is known for abnd hows that working??

Well it isn't. So today I am getting the house in order. I know that I can't have cookies in here, right now I haven't the willpower, or motivation to ignore them. I don't think I will never have them again, but for the most part, they will be way low on the foods I want to feed my body.

I have read countless blogs and pages on how a vast majority of sparkers who have done well and made this a "lifestyle change" not just in words, find that they don't want to eat that "junk".

I keep saying I don't want processed, and such yet I continue to feed my body this type of junk. I felt better when eating more healthy choices.

I also think if I am tired of hearing the same ole, stuff day in day out, on how I can or can't do it, what are my friends thinking. here she goes again............. that is what I think when I read someone that keeps on doing wht I do. I give them full credit for starting and starting but when is it just a start, when you start at 8 am , screw up by 10 re start the next day or even a few hrs after. I want it to be a choice that I want not one that is "inflicted" on me.

So I asked this spark person today, how about we both change what we are continually doing and find a diff way. Cos her way of positiveness and cheat days aren't working for her. and my way of having cookies in the house don't work for me! LOL so hubby will lose again too. lol

Tomorrow my dd will be 32. I am taking today to get things in order and then tomorrow will be start over again. HATE that with passion, yes it is failure to me but I know I know starting over is better than not. BUT.
I am envisioning this as making my body healthy and fit I am thinking what would I feed a baby - nt junk my kids got so much good foods ( stuff I wouldn't eat myself but fed them cos it was good for them ). My body is now my baby, it is up to me to make it a healthy, happy place for me to live in. I will be happier in mind and spirit if I know I am doing the best to make my body a better place to live.

Guess again it all comes down to BEMORESTUBBORN and

"What will you do today, to make your tomorrow a better, healthier day for you!

So reading that sparkperson's blog and getting frustrated at seeing her not do well yet again, has really put the shoe on MY foot. I will treat this body well, take care of it and love it.

Now to go brush my teeth, dentist today! LOL
HUGS and hope we all can take care of our inners and outer beings.


  
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MELTNSUE 6/4/2012 7:52PM

    Wow, I could have written this blog myself. I went through 3 months where I plummeted "off the wagon" after I spent a year singing the praises of Paleo/Primal eating.

I knew it was my own failure and I was so ashamed that I just withdrew from my blog and abandoned all the people I supported and who supported me because I felt like a fraud. That was the wrong thing to do.

I came back, fessed up and am back to practicing what I preach. I realized it was important for me to let people know that it is okay to struggle as long as you don't give up. I'd forgotten that myself. Good luck to you in finding your way. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 6/4/2012 4:56PM

    Helene,
Never did I intend to malign your single parent status at all. I only see what you do that is similar to me, we both tend to go on about the same thing over and over and I for one need to find a diff. way.
Hope you too find your way and that it works for you!
HUGS

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TWNOMWE 6/4/2012 4:55PM

    We are all different and every program or routine will not fit us all. Everyone will have to find what works and follow it. When we slip up we re-examine the plan and fix it to make work.
So make the necessary changes and make them work for you.
Good luck. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/4/2012 3:28PM

    Cinders
I could not agree with Joy more! And have very little to add; I track all meals and have my regulars as created groups saving time.
I have a workout routine that I mix up about once a month but the main stay is walking and cycling both of which I relish
You have to find something that's right for you and stick with it. if you have cravings either don't buy them in the first place or have them in your daily allowances- problem solved.

Change one habit at a time and it becomes second nature, then move on to the next.
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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 6/4/2012 10:37AM

    Well reading this did ruffle my feathers a bit more (ouch lol)... because while I have slips - I do think overall I am doing well - I just have a few remnants of the 'habits' that have to be cleaned up.

Positivity is what keeps me going and brings me back so that I bounce back much faster than ever before. Before, I would simply hide and slide into a depressive mode and not blog about it ... but not I face it head on and move forward.

I workout almost every single day and eat relatively well... I am managing as a single parent, with financial strains at times, and work a full time job and also do a lot of volunteer work.

So yes - I have my own 'weakness' in the whole plan but I don't believe it to be as bad as you portray it and if anything, it keeps me searching for that formula that will work for me. I've reserved many books at the library about changing habits, because that's what it is that I need to do to make this lifestyle a lifetime change ... of HABIT.

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JOYINKY 6/4/2012 10:17AM

    Cindy, Even after all this time; if I have my "trigger foods" in the house; I will eat them. You are not alone in that. Living alone, it's easier for me not to have them in the house.

I don't forbid anything, I still enjoy a piece of cake and some ice cream at a birthday. Pizza with the grand kids, 2 slices not 4. That never was the problem---it's the servings that follow that are if it's here. So, goodies go home with the guests. But, it is not hard for me anymore. I refuse to be hungry and I refuse to eat things I don't like. Thankfully there are a lot of healthy foods I do like.

I do count calories and fitness minutes. Not a chore; I've done it so long. The questionable things are usually in a container and the calorie count is on it. I eat fruits, vegetables-raw or steamed and fairly plain, nuts, eggs, dairy, fish, a few whole grains (popcorn, oatmeal, brown rice). Very few packaged foods. Within that range there are plenty of foods I really like! Good hard cheeses, I can't have here because I would eat them. Most processed foods are designed to make you want more.

That part in place, my focus today is more on activity; again, finding things I enjoy for my fitness minutes; not things "I have to make myself do". That changes with the seasons. Walking Sugar is all seasons, now the yard and garden are my focus too and I'm enjoying hooping outside. Still going to yoga because, like you, I like the way it makes me feel. When it's too hot for the yard, I will go back to the gym.

My point is you have to make a plan that YOU like, eating healthy foods YOU like and activities that YOU enjoy. Going with the flow isn't what it's cracked up to be when it comes to restoring YOUR health. Be well. Hugs.

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Thursday eve

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sitting here with pain in my butt, calf, and top of my left foot. Feels as if the end of the chair is cutting my leg or whatever as that is where the pain starts. ARGH it is really painful. I don't know what to do. Hubby suggested putting my laptop back on the stand and use the keyboard, not sure what that is supposed to do for my butt, but since he said I won't even try I went and got it. So far I just can't see the screen as well as it is farther away. lol

Ds came over after work and helped with the shed. Sides are all up, roof is 3/4 up he helped put the big pcs on and the rest hubby can do with my help. So still have to get the doors on, not sure if he will need someone to hold them besides me or what.

Dad sent a nice pic of mum and some words but I can't read it all. I do see that at the bottom he has put all our names, even anna and the kids. I am so pleased that he put her too.



Tomorrow will be 3 years.... seems longer, seems just yesterday. I miss her especially when i want to say OMG Thomas looks so much like Chris. his eys and his smile. what a boy and Eva is such a tiny sweet baby. Just things to tell her.

Well tomorrow we have to run to the store as we didnt' get there today for sil to otther sil lol
Also dd is off and will want to go too probably then we are goign to legion with dad. Hope he is okay - Chris is planning to go but who knows after being here till 8 pm she wasn't too impressed when chris asked me to call and said be a bit longer, I hve 2 whinny kids and would like him to be home when he said. Well soooooooooooooorrry it took longer. geesh he is rarelly here. Anyway he wasn't worried about it. lol

Okay going to get off to bed and read for while. I don't know what to do for the pain. But have slept better the past 2 nights, found when i wake I think wow nothing is hurting. I want to make dr apt and suggest that perhaps there is something going on beside my back cos fo the pain in the front of hip thigh area. Have an apt for august.

HEY maybe I should stop procrastinating about the physio and massge apts. I will call tomorrow I will..............

Okay have a great night, day where ever you are! HUGS you all are the best.

  
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NEW-CAZ 6/1/2012 2:51AM

    I'm sure mum is still watching over you hun, have a good Friday emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/31/2012 10:36PM

    Sleep well Cindy! Hugs!

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A new motivating sparker her post should be clicked LIKE

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Well I have new inspiration................ as the saying goes if she can do it so can I. what motivation and she is really doing it!!!

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal.asp?id=PIXIE%2DLICIOUS

Thanks new spark friend!!! I wanted all my friends to see this not just those I fwd posts to.

HUGS

  
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SLAYINGDRAGONS 5/31/2012 6:21AM

    gonna go read this blog! thx

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JOYINKY 5/30/2012 9:29PM

    I'll go now and take a look!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/30/2012 8:49PM

    Done and thanks for the referral!

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NEW-CAZ 5/30/2012 5:42PM

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Tuesday brrrrr

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Well some of you may be in a heat wave, but here it was 8 degrees today C but still very cold. Damp, showers and darn cold. Felt like fall was on its way.
LOL and Dil gave Thomas a summer hair cut yesterday cos he sweats so much. It makes him look so very much older. and he is actually smiling for the camera instead of looking at the tv.




Dad and I went out with hubby for hubbys 54th biday. Had a good time, made a cake mix cake with store icing cos that is what hubby chose. OMG so not primal! His sister that lives near us will be over soon. We went to the store then home for the rest of the day. I had taken my brace off for a bit when I changed clothes, forgot to put it back on and didn't realize till I was off my street and down a bit on my walk. So decided to see how it would be without the brace.
Know now that I need it to walk, I wasn't able to go fast, had to stop to rub it, and the small hill down was like okay half way down I will go on this side street cos it eliminates the hill. So note to self WEAR Brace esp on a walk.
my L leg and calf have been sore most of the day. Really noticible when I stand in one spot at sink in bathroom the most, that is where I noticed it in the very beginning. has to be the way I stand. Hubby says well walk around when you brush your teeth, you have electric brush anyway. so joyinky walk again lol
Well guess I better go and decide what I am going to do for exercise this eve later on. Extra blanket on the bed this eve. Hope all sleep well and enjoy your evening or whatever time of day it is!
HUGS

  
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NEW-CAZ 5/30/2012 2:35AM

    He's so cute Cinders, glad you had a good day although sorry about your pain emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 5/29/2012 9:26PM

    He does look cute! I love the smile! emoticon

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SEATTLE58 5/29/2012 9:18PM

    Here in MN, it got down in the 40's last night and up again in the 50's. BrrrrTuesday is right! Seems so funny for the fast approach into June, but it's been done before. No rain though for first time in a long time. Felt good to work out in the yard some today again after all the rain! So sorry about your owies and I hope you feel relief soon and that you can have a good night's sleep. emoticon

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TODAYIAM 5/29/2012 8:50PM

    WOW that is still pretty cold.. It's already been in the 100's (F) here in lovely AZ!

Cute hair cut! My boys will get shaved heads here real soon emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/29/2012 8:11PM

    Sounds like a good day. I've never tried walking around brushing my teeth! LOL! I'll stick to talking on the phone. Sleep well tonight Cindy. Hugs.

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Thursday

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Well I had such a fantastic day yesterday. Picked up wiigarden-nymph and we went to other side of Halifax and met up with NSMOOMAA. Was like we knew each other forever. Sat at starbucks and chatted for 2 hrs. When we were leaving, I wasn't able to get my camera to work ( duh cell phone and was only moving the thing wrong way ) but Carol had a camera so some police officers were there so one took our pics. Was a great time.


Okay gottta go wake up hubby, have some breakfast and dd called wants me to sew something so may go over there with machine or here. will see. but either way going over to visit the babes.

I could walk, but have allready walked dog, and me. lol so shouldn't walk again till this eve.
Okay cya later on Have a super great day. Anjay fingers xed so thing work out for rent to own!

Bye sparkers!

  
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NSMOOMAA 5/24/2012 11:00PM

    Yeah!!! 3 Sparkateers!!! Coffee and the visit was great. I felt like we had all been friends for a long time. I ill get the picture downloaded for all to see. I am so eager to start waking. I am saying prayers that all works out for Anjay!!!!! It would be awesome to all live near by to each other!!!
I had a busy day with Mom and tiring emotionally.You 2 ladies keep me going!! You are both amazing!!!!

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COSMIC_ENERGY 5/24/2012 10:00PM

    I need to find a walking challenge to motivate myself to train for!

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GOPINTOS 5/24/2012 8:01PM

    Sounds like a great time!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Wheat Belly Team

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/24/2012 12:26PM

    It sounds like you had some fun and got a lot of work done yesterday too.

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JOYINKY 5/24/2012 8:17AM

    Wonderful day Cindy! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day today!

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NEW-CAZ 5/24/2012 8:13AM

    You are going to be active today CInders. Enjoy emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 5/24/2012 7:50AM

    Love the name the 3 sparkateers, you sound like you have a busy Thursday, we are just getting ready to leave, we had a great night last night, thanks sorry I was a bit down yesterday, I am trying but things have a way of getting on top of me.
Thanks for a great day and evening
hugs

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