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Pushing the restart button

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

I am trying to pull myself back into the healthy lifestyle mode. I sort of fell off the earth for a bit. Re-gained a few pounds and definitely am losing my muscle tone. I want to turn things around now. So, I'm baaaack!

  
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MISSCUS 12/5/2013 12:02AM

    WE CAN DO THIS!
YES WE CAN!

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KALIGIRL 12/4/2013 9:29AM

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MCJULIEO 12/4/2013 12:41AM

    I know what you mean..... we can do this!

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MAYBER 12/4/2013 12:08AM

    Best Wishes as you begin again
It sure does not take long to gain and lose muscle strength
One day at a time
Love prayers peace
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NHES220 12/3/2013 4:00PM

    Welcome back, you can do this!
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Dear self

Friday, November 01, 2013

I know positive self talk is difficult for you. I know seeing yourself in a positive light is difficult for you. I really appreciate your taking the time to right this letter of affirmation to yourself today.

"You is kind, you is smart, you is important." We have all heard this quote from "The Help." How many of us believe it? Actually most of the time I do believe that I am kind, we all have our moments. I am usually kinder to other people than myself. Why is that? I know I fully believe we should treat others the way we would want to be treated. I can for the most part accomplish that with other people. Myself, not always the case, and when I do I often feel guilty about doing so. I feel sad, for myself that I am closer to sixty than I want to admit and still can not treat myself with the kindness I can so readily extend to others. Other people see the way I treat myself and whether conscious or not they imitate my example. This in turn feeds my belief that I don't deserve kindness. It is the most vicious type of circle we can begin.

So, my mantra for this week, "I deserve to be treated with kindness and respect"

  
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KALIGIRL 11/4/2013 11:49AM

    "I deserve to be treated with kindness and respect"

Yes YOU do!

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FITFRIT 11/1/2013 1:11PM

    Put you first, you need to take care of you first before you are of any use to others.

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MTAL203 11/1/2013 11:55AM

  You are absolutely right - You DO deserve this. You can do it!

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Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 31, 2013

  
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KALIGIRL 10/31/2013 10:26PM

    Same to you!

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MCJULIEO 10/31/2013 6:24PM

    I love me some minions!

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NKING1982 10/31/2013 11:22AM

    Sooo cute, good job!

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Motivation, have you found it?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This past week has been really hit or miss with me. I've been doing the bare minimum for exercise and just hit and miss with what I eat. Have to admit probably more of the miss. Not sure why but I was seeing some success and that can trigger a backslide for me. I am my own worst enemy. Does anyone else have that problem. I haven't decided if I feel like I don't deserve success or I am afraid of the added responsibility that success will entail. Maybe a little of both. I do seem to create problems for me where they shouldn't exist.

So, today I am reworking my food plan, setting up a schedule for exercise and reading some of the motivational posts on this site. I signed up for Brene Brown's class The Gifts of Imperfection. It is a life class through Oprah Winfrey. I need to get started on my journal. It is a six week class. This weeks pledge "I'm imperfect, and I'm enough". Now I need to make myself believe that it is true.

I got my husband to help me cut out the side of a clay pot so I can make a little dioramic fairy garden. I saw them on a site on Facebook called Creative Ideas. Hope to work on this today too. It will have a little pond and a bench and some tiny bird houses. I have some moss and stones but need a couple of small tiny plants that don't grow very fast or very big.
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I had to add a couple photos of my finished fairy garden.

  
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KALIGIRL 10/25/2013 9:09AM

    Here's to finding your motivation!
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CJGODESS101 10/25/2013 9:06AM

    Those are really cute. I have to say, I'm finding myself so busy these days that I just eat on the go, which does nothing for calories. With being busy, it's hard to find time to exercise. I feel you pain and understand your struggle. Hang in there. The motivation articles are nice to read, but sometimes I find they don't help with my lifestyle.

I guess the only thing I can think of, is do you think you are worth it? If you do, that should be all the motivation you need. Maybe do some self exploration and find out why you don't think you deserve the success. Maybe pinpointing the reason will help you overcome it?

When I'm down on myself I will put on some motivational music, well music I like that speaks to me. Right now I'm listening to "Give me a Sign" by Breaking Benjamin, and it really fits with my mood and my struggles right now.

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YELLOWDAHLIA 10/24/2013 6:04PM

    You're crafty! I love it!

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Bye, bye summer, hello winter

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

We had the possibility of snow a couple of days ago. So, I cleaned out the garden for the winter. We had a number of green tomatoes. I have never even tried fried green tomatoes but it seemed like a good time to do it. We had fried green tomatoes and scalloped brussel sprouts. This was the first time I have grown brussel sprouts and I have to admit I was really surprised at how they grow. They grow is spirals up the stalk of the plant. They were really good but very tiny compared to the ones in the store. Wonder what they are feeding their brussel sprouts. We didn't have any snow that day but there have been some flakes since. Don't know if I am ready for winter yet, seems a little early for me but I guess it will come whether I am ready or not.
This photo was from earlier in the summer.

We added some hot sauce to the fried green tomatoes and they were delicious.

  
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KALIGIRL 10/23/2013 11:34AM

    They look yummy!

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TOWHEE 10/22/2013 9:56PM

    I'm guessing that the professional growers pinch off every other sprout to make them bigger. Personally, I prefer the smaller sprouts; they're much sweeter.


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MCJULIEO 10/22/2013 12:33PM

    I think growing brussels sprouts is about the cutest thing ever....little but cute..

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