Thursday, December 02, 2010
That's right...THE FUN HAS ARRRRRIVED! thank you very much.(Tarzan).
The Rise of the Anti Blah team has formed a new challenge and I'm on it. Goodness knows I can use some Anti Blahness right now!!
SUCK IT ENTRY CARD DAY 1
1. Pick any 5 things to measure that you will measure again on New Year's Day. Post those current measurements here.
A. CONSISTENCY! I want to do at least 30min a day hour at LEAST.
B. WEIGHT! My scale broke, but it's around 196 again, I'm sure of it. I want to by the end of this challenge..when is the end of this challenge? Let's go a pound a week. I will post the body measurements too....
C. Run for 4 minutes without feeling like I'm gonna die. or, get back into running.
D. Start and finish a full six weeks of Slim in 6.
E. Make eating breakfast a habit, not drinking breakfast. (coffee) AND if I must drink something, make it a protien shake..
2. Declare yourself. Do so by choosing one or more of the following.
A. Make your declaration of independence from imminent failure, guilt and pressure. Write a paragraph, a statement or a blog about how you will do your best, and not hate yourself if you fail.
B. Post a current body shot if you have not already posted one... This will be in Team Photos
C. Post a fab profile pic of yourself.
D. Put up your ticker.
E. Redo your sparkpage with flair and determination. Will start looking for amazing winter seasons that inspire workouts.
3. Make the decision that no matter how many times you fall in December, you wont wait 24-48 hours to make up for it. Make sure your next act, after falling, is standing up straight. Immediately. State one victory you have already had today.
Honestly, it's simple but pertinent. I got back on here. I have felt soooo guilty for "not having time" and just getting on here is remotivating me in so many good ways! "I feel it in my underpants!!" (eat pray love)
4. Tell me what you are absolutely going to do right today.
I am going to grocery shop according to my Spark menu planner and then I will attempt week 1 day 1 of running via the C25 plan. Yep, all over.
I will reward myself by finally making the motivation poster with the poster board I just bought!!!
Monday, October 25, 2010
I guess I had some major PMS last time we spoke!
Now, I'm feeling fine.
I'm feeling like I've neglected myself, my team, and my efforts for way too long. This morning I brought my cup of coffee up stairs and did some de cluttering of my own. I will probably take some time in school and really write out a list of what I want to do, what I want done, and how I am going to get this accomplished.
I know this list will entail my exercise routine again...I want to get my web page up, I want to start a fitness club or something good.
Yup, I love the feeling of ambition at the beginning.
Only, it's not the beginning. Wow! That makes this feeling 1,000 times better.
Off to massacre my Spanish lesson. My family says I sound like "an angry Franch man".... :o)
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Here I am sitting here listening to Spanish music (not understanding a single word) in the hopes of grasping something out of this class and I thought; "I really need to write down my thoughts" If for no other reason than to calm this confetti scattered mind of mine down.
The last time I was on here I just had some drama in my house. Unfortuneately, it is not the first time. Without getting into too many details, it involved a gun, my kids and the cops. I handled it very well until those fateful words: "why do you stay with him when he's like this?" I felt like one of those "losers" on COPS. I think I may have actually died a little bit. It was at this time I realized... I AM an emotional eater.
I found myself eating brats and thinking "I really don't LIKE brats". And I don't. It's strange to think I didn't KNOW that before. I wondered what other foods I was doing that with....probably a lot. I was eating because it FELT good even if something really didn't TASTE good.
However strange this new binge eating habit has not affected my weight too terribly much. I don't know if it's because of the gym class I am taking (but haven't been tracking) or what, but my weight is only 2 pounds more than on my tracker. I don't want to change it until I get heavy back on my Spark program.
I am the only leader on my poor team. They probably are aware I have abandoned them by now! LOL I have got to get my thoughts back together and a schedule of something. I've got to meditate.......SOMETHING!! Will anyone help me lead? I'm afraid I'm not a very good motivator at this time....
I'm still struggling with things. I miss running...even if I ran 30 seconds at a time, it was a time to think thoughts and try to sort through them. I think about running almost daily and feel....well, in a rut. I know it won't give me answers I am seeking, but, I guess I'm hoping it leads to a direction of clearer thoughts. I wish I could just ask the all knowing "what am I supposed to do here'? Maybe I should go get my new running shoes ( I never did get them, but threw away those awful Reeboks). and hope an epiphany emerges.
Until then, I am trying to be aware of what I put into my mouth. Not for just the weight factor, but, just realizing that it really WON'T make me feel better. Food, I guess, can be just a big of a mask as the alcohol he's hiding behind. One of us is going to have to come out from behind our mask. I think I'm just afraid to find out what I might find.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
I've been re adjusting my schedule and haven't been able to breathe just yet. However, I came across this in my email and just had to share.
I wonder if we could do this for food too?
One Light Bulb at a Time
A physics teacher in high school, once told the
students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't
slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought
in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American ..
Good idea .. . . one light bulb at a time .. . . .
Check this out . I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day for
some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose
attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was in Ace
Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose
attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking ..
In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects
someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this
lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her!
My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked
made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.
My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico .... now
I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything ..
This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was
in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand
labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats -
they were the same except for the price..
The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the
thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO
and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in
a company in Cleveland , Ohio .
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that
are made right here..
So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets....yep, you guessed it,
Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value
brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday
and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using
for years and at almost half the price!
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for
everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the
job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so
we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying
from overseas companies!
(We should have awakened a decade ago)
Let's get with the program.....help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA
I Passed this on ......... will you???????
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Hey everyone! 10 pounds gone!! Down to 186.1 EVEN WITH VEGAS!!
**does the Wii Hula Dance**
A - Available or married? - Al Bundy Married (that's a reeeeeaaally long time)
B- Book? - Puentes something or other...(Spanish class)
C- Cake or Pie - Cake, I'll eat the INSIDE of a pie, but everyone says that doesn't count.
D- Drink of Choice? Coffee!!!!!
E- Essential Item? - computer
F- Favorite Color? - Red Robin Neon Colbolt Blue (say that 3x fast)
G- Game to play or watch? - Play: Texas Holdem and watch FOOTBALL
H- Hometown? Spanaway WA (same as Kim's!!)
I- Indulgence? Starbucks (yummmm COFFEE)
J- Job? Mom, Full time Student , and as Roseanne would say "Domestic Goddess"
K- Kids and names? Miranda Panda 18, Maureen 13, and Trinity 12
L- Life is incomplete without? - My family and friends ....and mabye Starbucks.
M- Music group or singer? If it's from the 80s, I probably have it....
N- Number of siblings? - one of each
O- Oranges or apples? - Oranges....naval.
P- Phobias/Fears? LOTS of em...including the phobia of phobia **shudders**
Q- Favorite Quote? I know God only gives us what we can handle. I just wish he didn't trust me with so much. (Mother Teresa)
R- Reason to Smile? - cuz there's no reason not to :o)
S- Season? -End of Summer ...it is, isn't it?
T- Tattoos? I want to get one on my ankle...hmmm pain as a reward. wow.
U- Unknown fact about me? Cant sleep with my feet covered, even in winter and can't sleep without my body covered even in 110 degrees.
V- Vegetable you love? All of them...though just tried frozen something green (mustard?) blek...
W- Worst habit? Not finishing what I've started. **sound familiar everyone??**
X- X-Rays you've had? This would almost be easier to answer what I HAVEN'T had done.....just saying. Guess they couldn't come up with a better X question.
Y- Your favorite food? - anything I don't have to cook////yes Kim ...that sounds good to me too.
Z- Zodiac? Scorpion
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