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Three is my Thang!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I love the number 3. All 3 of my girls were born on a day ending in 3. My hubby's bday ends in 3. I had 3 dogs, 3 birds, and 3 fish at one time...just worked out that way.... It takes 3 months for society to feel affects of the financial world. Everything seems to happen in 3s....good things..bad things...wierd things....small things.

AND.... if you really want to get wierd about 3s. My birthday ends in 8. Makes me the odd ball, huh? Nope. Take my 8 and subtract the number of people in my family (5) and what's it end in? ....yup....the glue that holds this 3 family together.

And incidentally, but NOT concidentally, I am on Week 3. Week 3 of my plateu breakthrough and repeating week 3 of C25.

I have lost 3 pounds so far....a pound a week. It'd be NICER if I could lose 3 pounds a week! But, I'm aiming for 2. I want to be around the 170s when I go camping for the 4th of July.

Oh Oh OH!!! I forgot to tell you. So, determined as I am NOT to fall back into my 2 week plateu, I ran into a speed bump. My husband on Sunday asked me to go for a walk with him. First of all......that's the 3rd time he's gone on a walk with me (there's that 3 again!!) and that's CRAZY since he doesn't "do" exercise. It's been FABULOUS!!! We have these trails that go all around town and we talk and it's been nice. On this particular day it was warm and I slipped on my flip flops not thinking. .. not remembering that I am allergic to a) heat, b) sweat, and c) pressure.

sooooooo.....after half way through our walk I realized I had done something BAD. The flip flops (which are my first pair owned EVER in 40 years) that worked so well for me last year....TURNED on me!!! My feet began to rub against the rubber. The rubber already heating up from the ground below me was heating up my already iritated feet. Long story short...I walked on two blistered feet for the 2nd half of the 3mile trek.

NOW....not wanting to give up my plateu. MONDAY, I popped those bad boys, soaked them in epson salt, took about 1600 mg of Ibuprophen and attempted Week 3 of running. Needless to say, I reminded myself of Michael on the Biggest Loser running. It was the straight faced, stiff kind of run. The run that people look at you and grimace. Most of it was done via a not so brisk walk and I certainly never completed a round of 3 minutes. But, I stuck to my guns.

You can only even IMAGNE the earful I got when hubby found out. "moronic" I think was the phrase. He was absolutely right for sure, however, I really really really know myself and if I slack off for even ONE day...well, I'll be writing another day one blog.

and I can never be a runner if I do that.

  
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ADVENTURE-GIRL 4/28/2010 1:06AM

    Hope you heal quickly.

I can relate to your 3's - I have 3 boys and my birthday is on the 3rd :)

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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/28/2010 12:24AM

    ooooh, I will look for those Band-Aids! I have a feeling this won't be my first owie :o)

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ONEWEIGH 4/27/2010 10:55PM

    Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister gel pad bandages are a God-send when you do something like that...like shopping at Ikea wearing dress sandals that were NOT meant for walking...they act like a second skin and pad the blisters (even if they're open) until your skin has a chance to heal underneath. Don't think they'd help on the soles, but for toes or heels they're wonderful.

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LOOSEINGIT 4/27/2010 10:24PM

   
I remember the first blister I had from a pair of shoes that were just to little to walk in. They fit fine, just not for walking long distances. They hurt so bad I had to finish my last mile barefoot. I dont know what hurt the worst..the gravels or the blisters.

Have a great Journey
Lessons learned

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I message boarded this...and thought I'd share cuz I like it..

Saturday, April 24, 2010

.....bringing up the rear is what appears, yes, it is a hippo! Hopeful hippo will be completing Week 3 of C25!!!



But wait! There she begins again! It seems the hopin hipster is repeating week 3 everyone. Judges rule that she has only completed ONE 3 minute session per round and must perservere until she can move forward.

The ice packs back on shins...she warms up for another Week 3. The hopefulhippo will soon be hoppin hipster....



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EXCITEDMOMOF3 4/29/2010 9:17AM

    This put a smile on my face! Keep up the hard work! emoticon

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SUNNYFICTION 4/27/2010 11:05PM

    Oh, goodness! TOO funny!
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For real though you're doing great - keep it up!

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PINK_ME_UP 4/27/2010 10:33PM

    bwahahaha LOVE IT!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/25/2010 2:06AM

    I AM the Hippo! LMAO!!!!

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COCOINAZ 4/24/2010 11:34PM

    LOL, hilarious!

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LOOSEINGIT 4/24/2010 7:57PM

   
I think I could run a little faster with that thing after me.
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LIVINGONMYTERMS 4/24/2010 3:31PM

    lol-nothing like being chased by a hippo. We know who won that one!

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struggling, but will pass this 2 week barrier !!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Here it is: the two week mark.

I've tried to focus on my challenges, my weight, tracking my nutrition, but mainly.. I tried to focus on why I was losing my motivation.

I still haven't come up with that answer other than life keeps pushing at me.

I have taken my oldest to the Drs for a fat tumor in her shoulder. It's no big deal other than it causes a lot of pain from what I understand. Today is an MRI.

I'm required to water up 300 balloons for My Middle dauther's suprise birthday party for her friend. AND...as she is my awesome neat freak, I will scrub the house beyond any deep cleaning Friday day.

My youngest ended up in a full arm cast from a trampoline accident. I now understand why hubby doesn't want one in the backyard. She didn't break her arm, but rather bent the bone like a soda can.

All these "extras" seem to push in to my "me" time and THAT'S what I have noticed. Then I think: "I'll get to running before dark" only ...then, it's time for bed.

On a positive note: I DID manage to get my husband out after dinner for a full mile walk. He complained a bit, but I think secretly he kind of liked it. It felt good. It wasn't my run, but it felt good.

I got on the scale and it went UP emoticon 194.4 (last Tues)

I actually wasn't too bummed about it. The only reason I was at 190.9 was the 2 day fast I had completed....so I think it's pretty natural to have gained 4 pounds back. Other people complain about gaining one or two pounds....I gain 5-7 at a wack and LOSE 1-2 at a time. crazy, but I'm tellin you: Mutant Fat Cells!!!

I didn't put it on my tracker yet. I think I will keep pressing on and once I get BELOW the 190.9 is when I will track....What do you think? Like a goal of some sort.

well, I just wanted to say "hi" to everyone and let you know. Tuesday will be my 2nd week of this plateu breaking goal. I'm going to run today and maybe get in my Wii time. Monday begins the Slim in 6 series as I've found my DVDs under my oldest daughter's moving boxes. (kids)

Even though I didn't get in ALL my runs, I'm going to press on. That's the key isn't it? My brain keeps naggin at me that it's "not in the proper order and you must start over!!"....my brain is OCD while my body is not. emoticon Go figure!! LOL THAT's what I need to fix....

I soooo want to be one of those runners I see on these Spark Pages!

"love ya guys! Hope you have a funtabulous day" emoticon

  
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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/23/2010 4:40PM

    Hey, look at this. I got it from a Sparkfriend (Rainrun) and it seems to go perfectly with my blog...at least the part of the OCD mind and body NOT....LOL

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I don't know why it doesn't allow links...eh...copy and paste, I guess! emoticon

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SUNNYFICTION 4/23/2010 4:32PM

    Yeah, trampoline = BAD! My sister broke her leg on one and was in a cast from the top of her stomach down to her toes.

You've had a lot of stress lately! But you're doing well - you're persevering!
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ABKWELL 4/23/2010 4:15PM

    Keep up the good attitude! It's so hard to get time for yourself when kids and husbands always seem to have one crisis or another. I have to keep reminding myself not to self-medicate with food when the going gets tough. It'll get better, I hate plateaus too! emoticon

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JUSTME444 4/23/2010 3:43PM

    I love your blog - the mutant fat cells - that's what I have - gotta be the problem! I'll have to ask my dr to diagnois it with me - so I can have a name for it! LOL

I'm with you on not tracking yet - my scale shows me up like 4 pounds & I REFUSE to change my tracker - 'cause it CAN"T be! HA HA I'm just gonna wait til the scale figures out what its problem is & starts weighing me correctly again. emoticon

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The Plateu.....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010



I am great out of the gate. I feel energized, my thought are focused. I'm ready to run. I know I can win! The gun fires and off I go.....



Everyone talks about the plateu weight. Well, I have a plateu time frame. I'm a go getter n not finish. I don't know why and I guess I never really noticed until now.

My plateu time frame I'm seeing is two weeks. Two weeks has been a joke in my house since "The Money Pit"* came out. I only realized recently that it was also how many marks were on my Slim in 6. How many "X"s on my C25, it was the number of times on the calandar everytime I had tried to quit smoking... about how long it takes me to start and finish ANY thing I set out to do.

When I came back from Washington, I resolved that I would break THIS particular plateu. I know if I can beat the "two weeeks" and in my mindrame, eating right, excercising and well....everything I do should just follow after that...right? I mean, I am at almost 9 months without a smoke. This should be an interesting theory to prove to myself. Maybe that's why my mind SEEMS so chaotic. I keep starting things and lose focus. Not even motivation, just focus. The very thing I tell my daughters to keep hold of dearly for their future. Sighs.

Ugh.

How to do this....how to do this. Finaggle time with goals. **looking around the room....lost in thought**

I know. a BIG arse calandar...somewhere where I have to see it daily. I will mark the Slim in 6 and the C25 on the calendar as an appointment. I have to keep appointments right? Then...weekly weigh ins just like the Biggest Loser. AND, I will blog this in a journal daily...it is supposed to help and goodness knows my mind needs all the help it can give for my body.


emoticon Hmmmmm....I think that's what I was supposed to be doing anyway....well, then..I guess it comes down to this.

Let's just break the plateu. Take it one day at a time and see if I can actually finish what I start.....no, don't SEE if I can finish what I start.



I'm GOING to finish what I start.
Starting.....now.










*The Money Pit


  
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LEZETTE125 4/22/2010 11:01AM

    the alarm goes off every morning at 5 am and i am tempted to push snooze and some times i do some times i push snooze 2-3 times... ( but i have my alarm set 25 minutes early..) so by the time i get my lazy butt out of bed it is 5 am really.. i would rather stay in my warm comfy bed but i want to be healthy, fit, skinny more than i want to be comfy and fat...... you have to make a choice ever day and just do it... i have tried not doing it in the am and waiting till i got home from work and i loose ambition i need to just get it done with right away or i won't do it. you can do this quiting smoker was way harder to do and i did that 6 years ago and now you have done it .. it can be done... it will be done.... emoticon emoticon

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PINK_ME_UP 4/14/2010 9:07PM

    You can do it...and there are lots of people here to support you and encourage you when you think you can!

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YOOVIE 4/13/2010 1:37PM

    Dont think about it. Dont overplan it. Just stand up, walk forward, and do it, mindlessly.

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SUNNYFICTION 4/13/2010 1:29PM

    I think we've all been there - starting out perfectly and then just...pfft.
But you've got a plan of attack! Follow Nike's advice and just do it, lol. Good luck, my sweet sole sista!

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NEA704 4/13/2010 1:03PM

    It's totally possible!
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You've made it past those 2 weeks for not smoking (and way beyond! way to go!). You know you can do it for other things. Make one extensive goal at a time...keept to your Slim in 6 plan for at least 3 weeks...then really take yourself to task starting the next goal (C25K, weekly weigh-ins, whatever works!).

Everything is doable...put right there in front of your nose and you can't help but succeed!

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JM3019 4/13/2010 12:48PM

    I do the same exact thing. Such a great idea to continue to push yourself past the quitting point.

Good luck!

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Just smiling today...

Friday, March 26, 2010

I have done pretty horrible things to my body this week. I admit it, even my girls admit we ALL have been bad. No rhyme or reason, we were just "bad".

Upon discussing this over our Velveeta Mac n Cheese dinner last night, I was pleasantly surprised to hear a voice say; "we need to get back to healthy eating mom." Ok! I hadn't realized my family was enjoying the food placed before them. We discussed why and it's true, you just "feeel" better. On top of this, my youngest says "when we come back we have to run together, mom, now that we have our own iPods." I agreed when I heard the shocker....my OLDEST who HATES running. I mean with a deep dark purple passion pipes up, "you know, I've been doing better at running in PE....and now...well, I like it. So, when we come back, I'll run with you."

I fell out of my chair.

The support that I thought was non-existent was not only there, but apparently "inspring". ME?! Inspiring! LOL

Continuing our conversation I bring up "fine, but no more videos from that boyfriend of yours" She laughs and says "but, MOM....you were so DETERMINED to do those lunges and squats! It truly was the cutest thing EVER!!"

ok, I had to smile.

Then I got on the scale this morning for all my weigh ins...I knew for sure I had exploded and finally hit the 200 mark. I was finally ready to place my name under the Biggest Loser casting couch.

192.5

I lost a pound? really?

That just carried me through the rest of the week :o)

Hope you all have a big ol' smile of sunshine too!! emoticon emoticon



OH! as a sidenote. Forgot to post my assignment for myself on one of my challenges.
**Watch your portion control and practice evening out your calories for the day
**Coffee is a treat!
- Have 5 days that include intense cardio by April 1st.
- Choose 3 exercises that you want to get vastly better at by summertime and report them by April 1

Ok, I think .... no, I KNOW I can do this :o) emoticon

  
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TEACHEROF4TH 3/28/2010 2:24AM

    Good job on inspiring your family!

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PINK_ME_UP 3/27/2010 9:04PM

    That is awesome!!!! It's nice to be inspiring isn't it?
You CAN do this!!

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CORINA-MOMOF4 3/26/2010 7:59PM

    :) Thats great! My oldest also hates to run and I'm proud of her as she's started running recently too.

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1972ROSES 3/26/2010 2:51PM

    Great job. Way to make life healthier for your kids too. That is awesome and so rewarding to realize what a gift you are giving them.

KUDOS!

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CHRISGETTINGFIT 3/26/2010 2:44PM

    Wow, sounds like things are really looking up for you!!

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