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TIME OF PEACE

Saturday, February 25, 2012

AS I SIT HERE IN A WONDERFULLY SUNNY ROOM, I THINK LOVELY THOUGHTS OF THE SUMMER OF 1961. I WAS 14 AND BELONGED TO A YOUTH GROUP. THAT SUMMER OUR GROUP ATTENDED A ONE-WEEK SUMMER SLEEP-AWAY CAMP IN WISCONSIN. WE HAD A NIGHTLY VESPER SERVICE OUTSIDE AT DUSK AND I JUST REMEMBER THE PEACE AND JOY I FELT. TODAY, I STARTED TO "BEAT MYSELF UP" OVER NOT EXERCISING AND I DECIDED INSTEAD TO THINK ABOUT MY HIGHER POWER AND HOW, IN MANY WAYS, I AM SO LUCKY.
SOMETIMES, I JUST HAVE TO TAKE A MENTAL BREAK FROM THE NEGATIVITY I FALL INTO AND TRY TO REMEMBER TIMES OF JOY IN MY LIFE. I AM BLESSED IN MANY WAYS. I HAVE A WONDERFUL PARTNER, BOB AND A WONDERFUL 30-YEAR-OLD SON, BILL. I HAVE PROMISED THIS AFTERNOON TO SAY A PRAYER FOR ALL THAT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN. MAY YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  
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MSDOUBLEJ 3/7/2012 2:41PM

    Very Inspirational!

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I AM TRYING TO GET IT TOGETHER

Friday, February 24, 2012

TODAY IS FRIDAY. I SLEPT REALLY WELL LAST NIGHT-- 10 HOURS WORTH. THIS WAS SO GREAT BECAUSE I HAD A FEW DAYS THIS WEEK WHERE I DIDN'T GET ENOUGH SLEEP AND PARTICULARLY ON TUESDAY NIGHT. ON WEDNESDAY ALL DAY I FELT LIKE A ZOMBIE. TODAY I FEEL RESTED AND HOPEFUL. ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE NOTICED ABOUT ME IS THAT I'M REALLY AN ALL OR NOTHING KIND OF PERSON. I TALK MYSELF INTO NOT DOING EXERCISE ON A DAY BECAUSE I TELL MYSELF THAT A HALF AN HOUR WON'T HELP AND THAT I NEED TO DO AN HOUR AND THEN THE TASK SEEMS SO DAUNTING THAT I DO NOTHING. I NEED A MORE BALANCED WAY OF THINKING. MY DAILY FOOD INTAKE IS THE SAME--IF I OVEREAT AT ONE MEAL, I FEEL I'VE BLOWN IT AND I EAT MORE. TODAY, I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS DAY DIFFERENT. MY GOAL IS TO DO 15 MINUTES OF EXERCISE ON THE TREADMILL AND I AM GOING TO STICK TO MY FOOD PLAN AND TRACK EVERYTHING I EAT TODAY. I WILL STAY UNDER 1500 CALORIES FOR TODAY. I THINK THIS WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY REALLY STARTS AND ENDS WITH OUR DAILY THINKING BEING IN A BALANCED STATE. I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT AND BALANCED DAY. emoticon

  


TODAY IS ANOTHER DAY

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I AM TRYING TO ENCOURAGE MYSELF TO GET ON MY TREADMILL FOR 45 MINUTES. I DIDN'T DO IT YESTERDAY--AND THAT MADE ME FEEL DEFEATED. I HAVE 32 POUNDS TO LOSE--I AM FIVE FEET TALL. I KNOW EACH DAY I EXERCISE THE CLOSER I WILL GET TO MY GOAL WEIGHT. I HAVE EATEN TOO MUCH FOR BREAKFAST AND I MADE OUT MY FOOD DIARY FOR THE DAY AND I'M GOING TO NEED REAL PERSISTENCE TO KEEP TO ONLY THE FOODS I'VE WRITTEN DOWN. I AM GIVING MYSELF THE TIME DEADLINE OF 8:15 A.M. TO GET ON MY TREADMILL. IS ANYONE ELSE FIGHTING THE FOOD DIARY AND THE EXERCISE ROUTINE WHO WOULD HAVE WORDS OF WISDOM FOR ME. emoticon

  
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MIRANDA2112 2/22/2012 8:09AM

  Heidie, I understand how you feel. I am having great difficulty getting myself to do anything in the way of getting fit. I am however dealing with the situation by concentrating on keeping my Food Tracker religiously and earning as many Sparkpoints every day, reading as many articles as possible and in general getting myself 'psyched-up' to deal with my avoidance behaviour relating to my fitness regime. One goal at a time,and with my Food Diary firmly established (one month)I'll be ready to deal with the fitness goal(I hope!!) Will keep you advised.
Good luck to you and would appreciate any helpful info you discover.

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HEIDIE6 2/22/2012 7:52AM

  THANKS FOR YOUR IDEA AND ENCOURAGEMENT emoticon

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CSDAYS 2/22/2012 7:40AM

    Try exercising for just 10 min. at a time and if you stay with it longer, YEY!!

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I AM 65 YEARS OLD

Monday, February 20, 2012

I live in Massachusetts and I have a wonderful partner named Bob. We feel married but we have chosen to keep our individual homes. Bob and I met about 7 years ago and he is the best man i have ever known. I struggle with my weight a lot. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 133 lbs. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and am a binge eater. My son is 30 years old and lives in Chicago. He is in a bad marriage and he is a high-functioning bi=polar and he won't get therapy and medication. I worry about him all the time. I am having trouble with my coffee addiction. My exercise goal this day is to do 30 minutes on the treadmill. I have one at home so all I have to do is jump on--wish me luck.

  
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SUNSHINE65 3/14/2012 10:13AM

    You do have a TV in front of that treadmill, don't you? My office partner uses hers first thing every morning and watches her recorded shows.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/22/2012 7:41AM

    how about 30 minutes? that is a pretty good workout! emoticon

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DGFOWLER 2/21/2012 4:43PM

    May all of your wishes come true. Exercising is a wonderful way to keep that blood pressure down. WooHoo.. Go You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Donna

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ASTORRES1 2/20/2012 9:17PM

    Good luck on the goals you have set for yourself. Sorry about your son. I hope all your dreams come true!!!


Amy

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I AM 65 YEARS OLD

Monday, February 20, 2012

I live in Massachusetts and I have a wonderful partner named Bob. We feel married but we have chosen to keep our individual homes. Bob and I met about 7 years ago and he is the best man i have ever known. I struggle with my weight a lot. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 133 lbs. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and am a binge eater. My son is 30 years old and lives in Chicago. He is in a bad marriage and he is a high-functioning bi=polar and he won't get therapy and medication. I worry about him all the time. I am having trouble with my coffee addiction. My exercise goal this day is to do 30 minutes on the treadmill. I have one at home so all I have to do is jump on--wish me luck.

  
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WILSHAR7 2/20/2012 9:22AM

    You sound motivated. Keep it up.
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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/20/2012 7:56AM

    I care!!!! I know you can do this!!!! I will be 65 June 1. Are you on Medicare yet? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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USMAWIFE 2/20/2012 7:48AM

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