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I'M STILL TRYING!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009



I feel like some days just aren't "my day". I got up yesterday feeling a little hungry. I had my usual breakfast and then when I got to work, it was as if something hit me. Did you ever have a day where all you wanted to do was eat? This was one of those days. I told myself I wasn't hungry and it's as if I was deaf! Can anyone relate to this? It's a physical hunger, too, not that emotional eating thing.

  
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IAMPREACHER 10/14/2009 1:26PM

    It must be the time of the year with the seasons changing? Maybe our "pre-historic" body is afraid for the cold of winter and we secretly know we need more fat! More fat! Keep warm! emoticon

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HENABELLE 10/8/2009 5:13PM

    It seems lately all I want to do is eat. And I really don't even enjoy what I am eating... it is just something to do. UGH! I can't believe it's supper time now.

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50FITNFUN 10/7/2009 9:12PM

    Been there, doing that! LOL!! Sometimes I fel like I can't fill my stomach at all. It constantly feels like my stomach is being sucked back to my spine. I've not been able to notice any pattern except to say that, on days like this, I eat like a contestant on Survivor who won the feast and end up losing a couple of pounds.

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UPFORFUN03 10/7/2009 3:33PM

    Yep, I'm going through something like that. I'm attributing to the cooler weather but have no clue what's really going on. I'm making sure I have low calorie healthy stuff around for when I can't stand it any longer.

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FAVORITE DISTRACTIONS WHILE WORKING OUT

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The best way I find to keep focused and NOT allow distractions is to keep a fan running while I'm working out. I hate that "overcome by heat" sensation, so with a breeze gently blowing around me, it makes exercising a breeze! If I'm doing a DVD, I'm focused much of the time. But when I am circuit training, sometimes that's a problem, especially if my hubby is working out, too. Again, the fan and music, music, music. I have gotten favorite songs and workout to the beat of the music so I not only have a good time, I can also sing along if I want to and if the beat is slow enough, I'm holding and working that weight a wee bit longer into the negative part.

Another thing I do is keep rotating the DVDs as it is so easy for me to get bored with just a few. That way I have lots of favorites to choose from and I have to keep focused to remember "what move comes next!" You cannot get distracted with TurboJam! Yeah, baby! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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IAMPREACHER 10/7/2009 9:28AM

    Anyone interested in Turbo Jam? Go to www.beachbody.com. Also available there is Shaun T's Hip Hop Abs. No sit up required, but I warn you, you will work your abs like never before. I can't lay on the floor and do crunches b/c of a neck injury. Hip Hop Abs is great fun, but I warn you, you will sweat, so get a fan!!

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CHERYLE51 10/3/2009 1:06AM

    I think I'll have to look for Turbo Jam. I have a Leslie Sansone, but I agree switching things might make it more interesting. I am going to look at the used DVD's and see what they have new. I live in Plum, PA, right outside of Pittsburgh. Where is Coatsville, I'll have to Google it. Your cats are beautiful. We have a 14 year old dog. Cats are so much easier. I need a kick in the butt to get me started working out again. I have been very lapse the last couple of weeks.

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HENABELLE 10/1/2009 5:30PM

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THINNAT1 9/30/2009 9:25AM

    I'm going to try Turbo Jam. Sounds fun!

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More Blessed to Give

Sunday, September 27, 2009

You've probably heard it said it is more blessed to give than to receive. I've had so many downs in my life that counting blessings wasn't always a way of life for me. I hated life at one point in my life and wanted it to end, be over, no more b/c I hurt so very much inside. I'm no different than any other person, and I'm not trying to say "I'm the only one who has hurt this much." We are all given things in our lives that hurt us or help us grow. I've learned that the very circumstances that have hurt me the worst, are the very ones God chose for me in order for me to grow closer to Him. Strange, isn't it? But that is the way of Love. God didn't even spare His own Son from pain; no, infact, God subjected His own Son to more pain and suffering than all of us put together. And He never complained about it.

Can we learn a lesson from this? Yes! What a blessing that God doesn't require us to suffer as much as Jesus did on the cross. I don't think I could endure all that and not open my mouth just a little!

We are more apt to complain than give thanks. What I've learned is that God brings sorrow or suffering so that He can turn it into a blessing not only for me, but for someone else. A perfect example of this is of this morning in church. During worship, that Pastor called people to the front of the church to worship God and then he said we should turn to someone and pray with them. I wasn't aware that anyone was behind me, but I turned around and I was going to sit down, but there was a lady standing there, so I asked her if I could pray for her. Wow! It was one of the "divine appointments" you hear about. I could actually feel God moving through me as I prayed and I knew God was there listening and planning to answer this lady. When I was done, I looked at her and asked if she was sick. She said no, but that she had some emotional issues. Boy, I love to pray for those kind of people. God was showing me what to pray for over this lady. O, how I live for these moments. After I was done, I looked at her and mascara was running down her face. The healing touch of Jesus is not to be compared with anything of this earth. What a blessing it is to give someone a prayer and see God move. So precious.

  
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HENABELLE 9/28/2009 6:07AM

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THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I'VE LEARNED FROM OUR COACHES

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Since coming to SparkPeople, I've learned I can't eat everything I want! I've learned that by tracking your food from the very start, you can look back over the last two weeks or so and see how much you go over board! But more importantly I've learned how to correct the problem. I've also learned that they are human beings just like us who have their fair share of trouble and struggles as we do. They are people helping people and I think that's very cool. This whole process makes way for accountability.

I've also learned to be consistent and faithful to my "cause" of lossing weight and not to put myself down if I cheat and have a candy bar now and then. This was the first place I had ever heard of "emotional eating" and that this is one of the reasons I'm where I am today. I have come a long way since joining SparkPeople over 2 years ago. It doesn't come all at once. I've learned it, too, is a process of change and change in humans is anything but easy. We put ourselves on "endangered species" if we run out of popcorn or cigaettes in the middle of the nignt.

The most important thing I've learned so far is that I'm not alone, someone is in the same boat as me, and it is my decision to be healthy.

  
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HENABELLE 9/24/2009 12:18PM

    emoticonGood thoughts!

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SLHMOMOF2 9/24/2009 10:50AM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We all need to "learn" these lessons along the way and be kinder to ourselves and each other in the process. Have a blessed day!

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IT IS BETTER TO TRUST THE LORD THAN PUT CONFIDENCE IN MAN

Thursday, September 24, 2009



I just don't get it. I have been doing this thing for over 2 years. Tracking food, exercise, the works, and the scale just doesn't seem to want to move. If I lose a few pounds, without even trying, they come back on.. It's really frustrating to have a thyroid that doesn't work on it's own and I need to take a replacement Synthyroid. I had to have my thyroid treated with radiation since the meds I was taking was not working and so I had 2 options, radiation or surgery. I should have said nothing, but I really believed the doctor knew what he was doing. I now know not to trust any of them!!!

After all, they are just practicing medicine!!

  
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