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Chasing The Past

Sunday, December 21, 2014


I don't know if you can relate to what I talked about or not but it sure made a difference for me. I am putting the past in the past and shutting the door. I am going to take the positive things that I learned and discovered and use them to help me going forward.

That is the first part of my plan...look forward, move forward and keep the focus ahead. Keep my vision and my goals in front of me. Keep my eye on the prize!

I have to remember that my health is important and it is not a game. My life is nothing to play around with. I need to celebrate where I am now and live my life to the fullest now. Okay so I can't do everything that I want to do now. Some things are difficult but it will be easier as I move forward. Sitting around whining and having pity parties for myself isn't helping. It won't change things. Standing up for me and my health and making those positive lifestyle changes is what is going to make a difference.

Waiting for 2012 to come knocking at my door and make things all better is never going to happen so I can't sit around waiting for it. It is 2014 with 2015 just around the corner. I intend to live in the now. STOP CHASING THE PAST!!

Okay so there it is, my first spark. I feel really motivated right now and very encouraged about my future!

Much love!

  
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SUBMOM2 12/22/2014 1:13PM

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I heard about your vlog from STEPH-KNEE and I am so glad you posted it! Good for you for re-lighting your spark, and thank you for you the inspiration. Have a great day!!

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 12/22/2014 1:12PM

    emoticon Adding to your spark! So very good to hear from you again!!! You are right in that we can't go back to where we began... BUT we CAN move forward with what we've learned and modify the plan to fit NOW!!! Sounds like you are doing that! emoticon

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Beverly

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PURPLEPEONY 12/22/2014 6:12AM

    Great vlog
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STEPH-KNEE 12/22/2014 2:28AM

    1st off, so excited to see your face! :D 2nd, LOVING THE EARRINGS!! emoticon

I love everything you said and I am so glad you had a great day, and you had another good one today. You are in control and you are kicking butt and taking names. I have news for you... Frank said you are so on the ball that he's moving in with me til I get my crap together! He is a stinky house guest so I guess I better get my a$$ in gear so he can get to stepping sooner rather than later!

I decided that I would sit here and recap my weights from my journey, but then as you said, shut the door on it. Here are the stats, they aren't pretty...
SW March 2012: 262
End of 2012: 212.4 = 49.6 pounds lost in 9 months.
March 2013 (End of 1 yr mark): 210.2 = 51.8 pounds lost
December 2013: 199.2 = 62.8 ounds lost
March 2014 (End of year 2 mark): 186.2 75.8 pounds lost.
December of 2014... this is the RED ALERT! 197, and down 65 pounds.

Now I need to add I count my total pounds lost in the grand scheme of life from 272 pounds, so on my page it is always from there, so I did at one point lose 90 pounds down from my highest, but that was prior to me starting in 2012. I don't want any T police pulling me into the interrogation room and talking numbers with me!

But what sticks out is that there was a progression, even if it was small amounts, even if it was from 51.8 lbs lost to 62.8 in many many months. It was still a progression. Now I am on the back slide and there are no more excuses.

You always make me think. I looked at the numbers, I am accepting what has happened, what the reality is now and I am shutting the door on it. But you said it perfectly because we aren't letting go of everything! We are letting go of the icky times, the regains, the days where we struggled, the time we spent off the wagon and not even looking for it. That is done and there is nothing we can do about it. But we must keep the gems, we must keep the habits we have learned, we must get all of our tools gathered up and pack our bags for our journey and get this thing done. We can't recreate the magic of 2012, it is long gone and as you said it's about to be 2015. But we can take 2015 as a new year, a new part of our journey and make it the best year yet. We can't set the same goals, we can't expect the same things to motivate us... we are 3 years older and hopefully wiser, and we have changed so many times since then. So we will continue to learn and grow and figure out what is going to move us forward on this journey.

You know what kind of attitude I had today, and it was not a good one... so I need to take a page from your book and just do the dang thing. Get my head in the right place and just work at it! This crap is no joke, you said it's our health and our lives, and we can't joke around with it anymore. I am excited about what 2015 can bring to us, well, I guess we'll have to go out and get it... and no I don't mean Jack In The box lol emoticon


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JANIEWWJD 12/22/2014 12:50AM

    That's the attitude!!! Live for the here and now; the past is gone!!! Good luck and stay positive!!!
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LIVEDAILY 12/21/2014 10:33PM

    So good to see you again Susan! I understand a lot of what you are saying. We can only move forward, but as we move forward, take the lessons we've learned with us. This journey is a learning journey, and it's also about forgiving yourself when things happen to our plans. It's about picking ourselves up and moving forward. Good for you for planning to do that!

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SNOWYOGA 12/21/2014 8:27PM

    Glad to see you emoticon and missed you I feel alot of what you were saying, but I as you are trying to get back, and I wish you the best in the (days, weeks, months, and years ) to come! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 12/21/2014 3:30PM

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4RASCALS 12/21/2014 12:55PM

    Didn't see the entire video blog. It sounds like you are ready to make changes. Just take one step at a time & keep pushing yourself forward. emoticon Never give up you are so worth it.

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THREEWHALES 12/21/2014 12:23PM

    Your words brought tears to my eyes. I too need to look forward, take the things I have learned and move FORWARD. I am looking forward to having you at Hogwarts with me, like minded people all looking forward...sounds like a plan to me. Come on 2015, WE are ready!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 12/21/2014 12:04PM

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That's where your Vlog FREEZES for me and I can't hear the rest. When you say, "and that's where the bottom fell out," is where it FREEZES. I've tried to play it again. I'd love to hear the rest of the story and I can *see* the ORANGE loading bar, fill-up as it gets ready to present itself ... but ... oh, yeah!! WooHoo, I got it to work!! Must a' been a glitch. Just reopened a new tab.

No more vision boards, no more participation in sign-ups, no more motivation ... oh, girl, we've all been there. You're right. We all need that TIME to THINK about where we're going and BREAK IT DOWN.

This is an incredible thought process. Look at YOU, telling yourself, if you want the snack, you can have it ... if you still want it, tomorrow, or ... how about CLOSING that bag of bakery doughnuts . . . ?!! THAT WAS SHEER WILL POWER OF A SUPER WOMAN!!

Thank you for sharing. I tremendously enjoyed!! You've INSPIRED me!!

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GSEATON 12/21/2014 11:47AM

    Susan! I have missed you! Love this. Sums up me right now as well, trying not to live in the past. Bless your husband's heart and his donuts, lol. Sounds like my hubby. YES, the journey is LOOOOONG but one day at a time. Thanks for your inspiring words!
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COLOR-BLUE 12/21/2014 9:27AM

    Susan,

I definitely can relate to EVERY WORD you said, as I've been there and done that! I've even fallen back into it several times, over again and God has brought me out every time! It's a journey that we take and God is directing our path, no matter what happens. We learn different things as we take each baby step. Those are the steps I choose to take as it's so much easier to do that than to bite off more than I'm able to do, and have a set back and have to regroup. When I have to regroup, I've lost time and baby steps. So, I stick with the baby steps, as they add up faster than anything else. If there is anything I can do for you, just HOLLER and I'll do the best that I can to give you a HAND UP!

You're a brave woman, speaking out the way you did and I admire that!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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SAPHRAEL 12/21/2014 9:07AM

    Awesome! I wasn't able to watch the video on this device, but it sounds like you are ready for the new year. With that determination, I'm sure you'll reach your goals!
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Day 44 of 100 Days to a New & Healthier ME

Thursday, August 07, 2014

I have been plugging along with some good days and some not so good days. I got away from blogging as it was just too much to do it daily for a while.

I am still working on getting my water intake increased to 20 glasses a day. Yesterday I didn't drink any water. That isn't good but it isn't the normal. I have been getting 12 to 16 glasses most days so that is good. I just have the occasional slip up.

My weight has been up and down. It is mostly because I have had some internal system failures (yes I have been watching Star Trek again!). I haven't had any warp core breaches or plasma spills but I became aware of some problems with my eating that were causing issues that affected my weight. I was able to fix it but fell back into it again (a few times). Now I am making some big changes to my eating and I am going to stick with it as I feel better and I don't have the system issues.

Exercise, well it has gone from dancing to house cleaning. I finally made the decision to follow the FLYlady plan to get my house cleaned and organized. It is going well. I am developing routines and the family seems to be slowly getting involved as well. I am seeing that as I am accomplishing things around the house, I am feeling better myself and making better choices in the area of my eating. It is interesting how having things cleaned up in the house can help keep me on track with my health.

I am feeling really good about where things are going right now. I am also getting out of the house more and that has made my hubster very happy. He said he was concerned about me not leaving the house. He is also complimenting me on things that I am accomplishing around the house and how I look. He is noticing and that makes me happy!

Tracking seems to be an on again off again thing. I really have to work on being consistent with my tracking. It is so helpful to be able to look back at what you ate. If I don't track, I can't see what I did to cause the weight gain or loss. The mind doesn't always remember what I ate a week ago! lol

So that is an update on where I am. I didn't want you to think I fell off the face of the earth! lol

Much love!

  
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JANIEWWJD 10/19/2014 12:51AM

    I'm so happy you are doing well!!! Have a blessed Sunday tomorrow!!!!
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JUMPINJULIE 9/7/2014 9:18PM

    You can do it.

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JENNEINAZ 8/8/2014 12:45PM

  Thanks for the update. Having someone notice your hard work is always a good thing.

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ZIGGY122 8/8/2014 12:35PM

    emoticon emoticon thanks for the update...seems like your on track emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 8/8/2014 12:57AM

    IM,

Thank you so much for your update, and young lady, you do what you need to do for you. If you need to quit blogging to make sure you get your tracking in, then TRACK, as that's more important, in my book. However you handle what's going on while things are slowing coming back into place, is FINE. The main thing is to look out for YOU!!!!

Blessings,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MCJOYFUL 8/7/2014 9:18PM

    Thanks for the update. I agree when one area, like our home, gets in order, it seems like other areas are easier too. It's great that your husband is noticing things too!

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B-LYNN1ST 8/7/2014 8:58PM

    Track Note. Keep the pad in the kitchen. If you write it before you bite it you'll track better. That can be a new habit. As well as getting a 32oz bottle to get your water in. Just poor your first 2 bottles of water into that bottle over ice and keep up with your water that way. I do 128oz daily. 4 32oz bottles. You're doing great! I'm going to have to do something with my house too. Maybe I'll start tomorrow. emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 8/7/2014 8:50PM

    I hear you about doing the daily thing. Am glad to know you are still plugging along. That's all any of us can do!! Just. Never. Stop.

Wonderful! to hear hubs is noticing positive changes, and rest of family is starting to get on board as well. You have been busy! Just so you know, SP DOES count heavy house cleaning as fitness minutes, so the next time you're scrubbing the kitchen floor, just think - I'm burning calories too!!
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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 8/7/2014 8:43PM

    emoticon It makes a HUGE difference when the ones we love and care for notice the things we do!!!

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Days 10, 11 & 12 of 100 Days to a New & Healthier ME

Monday, July 07, 2014



I thought I better check in before someone sends out the posse to find me! emoticon

The weekend was great! I spent lots of time with my family. We didn't go to the town festivities because it was so hot but we did catch the fireworks.

Now for the GOOD, THE BAD & THE DOWN RIGHT UGLY!

Tracking - I didn't.

Exercise - I didn't. I am sensing a theme here! Okay I did a few minutes of dancing on Friday but when I say a few...I mean like 3 minutes.

Water - I did get 8 glasses consistently each day. I needed a lot more than that though because it is really hot.

Plain and simple, I got lazy.



I could sit here and say that it was the holiday or that I wasn't feeling well or that I was busy but the truth of the matter is at I was lazy and I didn't want to do it.

I am not proud of myself when I say that. In fact, I am embarrassed to have to say it. I had planned to do one blog for those days since I was busy but I didn't plan to be a schumpy bump on the log when it came to my goals!

Today is a new day and I am doing well. I will be back later to give my report!



Much love!

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 1:09AM

    You can do it.

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LIVEDAILY 7/13/2014 4:47AM

    Ack - we ALL have days (weeks) like that!! BUT, the trick is to do what you did: get right back up on that horse and start riding again!

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LINTPICKER 7/8/2014 6:54AM

    at least you understood where you were at and now can get back on track!

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B-LYNN1ST 7/7/2014 11:49PM

    emoticon Just keep on pushing. Notices the do's and the don'ts is part of the healing process of getting over things and back in step with your program.

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JENNEINAZ 7/7/2014 11:39PM

  Thank you for coming back. Every day is another chance for a new start.

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MCJOYFUL 7/7/2014 11:24PM

    Glad today is a better day for you! Keep fighting!

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STEPH-KNEE 7/7/2014 11:03PM

    emoticon I had a rough weekend too, but I'm back at it today. emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 7/7/2014 10:12PM

    IM,

Thank your for a most truthful blog!!! Just emoticon because I know emoticon So come on emoticon we'll do this TOGETHER!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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COMPCHIC52 7/7/2014 5:55PM

    good for you! back on track! I think I live where I am off and on a lot. emoticon

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    Good for you to owning it! I need to own it myself and get off my butt and get working on a better me. emoticon

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Day 9 of 100 Days to a New & Healthier ME

Friday, July 04, 2014

Today was a fantastic day!

I spent the day watching the Southwest Believers Convention online. I have been watching all week and it has been fantastic. I got my exercise in during the worship music! Not only did I get in the exercise but I did 15 minutes of dancing so I reached my increased goal! emoticon emoticon

Tracking - emoticon within calorie range - emoticon

Water - I only drank 4 glasses today. emoticon

I am going to have to really pump up the water tomorrow since it has been really hot here. I am shooting for 16 glasses tomorrow.

I get to go to bed much earlier than usual tonight! I am so excited. I don't get to go to bed before midnight very often. Looks like Marlie is tired too. I think she just went to sleep on the sofa! emoticon

Well that is all I have for tonight!

Much love!!

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 1:08AM

    Awesome.

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SNOWYOGA 7/6/2014 2:39AM

    Sounds really good! emoticon emoticon And Happy 4th of July emoticon emoticon emoticon Sorry late!

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LINTPICKER 7/4/2014 11:30AM

    Excellent!!

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JENNEINAZ 7/4/2014 11:19AM

  Great job! Dancing is a fun way to exercise!

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COLOR-BLUE 7/4/2014 1:29AM

    IM,

You're doing emoticon !!! I love the fact that you pumped it up with the dancing, during praise and worship! It's always FUN to dance before he Lord!

Please drink more water, I don't want you to become dehydrated. The doctors say that if you get thirsty, then you're already dehydrated. Please drink more, as it'll wash the toxins out of you system.

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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Day 8 of 100 Days to a New & Healthier ME

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Today there are no cute pictures. There are no cute sayings or jokes. Today was NOT how I wanted to start week 2 but here we go.

Tracking emoticon With in calorie range - Nope not at all
Exercise = Didn't happen
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Weigh In = Last Week 342.4
Current = 338.4

Pounds lost 4

I am a bit disappointed in how this day went as far as my goals but I have been in an online convention and it is pretty much all day so by the evening, I am pretty tired. This convention goes through Saturday. I have got to make time for my exercise as it is important to my plan.

I got caught up in the crappy food that my daughter brought home today. Not good. I just didn't fight it off at all. I just jumped right in and ate.

I am 8.4 pounds away from my first goal. I am so excited! emoticon

Well this post is a simple and plain post but I wanted to get it in. Now I am off to bed.

Much love!

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 1:07AM

    Congrats on your four pound loss. You can do it.

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COLOR-BLUE 7/3/2014 5:01PM

    IM,

You make any type of blog that you want, as it helps to get thing out there, that help others. I thank you for your honesty, as you're holding yourself accountable.

We all end up taking a detour every now and again, so let it go and know that you're back on the main road, now!

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1. Losing 4 pound
2. 8.4 pounds away from your first goal

Those are some MAJOR STATISTICS!!! You go, GIRL!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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SUSANELAINE1956 7/3/2014 3:32PM

    I hope you felt thrilled with that loss, and being close to your first goal. Maybe you just needed a day off? emoticon

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    You can do this!! emoticon

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JENNEINAZ 7/3/2014 12:07PM

  Some days are like that. Congratulations on the 4 pounds!

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You are doing great!! There will always be little speed bumps along the way. The main thing is how we are going to treat that speed bump. Are we going to allow it to stop us or do we just jump right over?

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MCJOYFUL 7/3/2014 8:53AM

    emoticon on losing 4 lbs! There are bound to be days like this. Don't beat yourself up. You are doing great! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 7/3/2014 8:38AM

    Hey your down 4 pounds - celebrate. Be proud.

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/3/2014 8:08AM

    Good for you on 4 pounds! Look at the positives for today - you lost weight, you got your tracking in, you got your water in, and you posted your blog! Now think about ways you can get in added exercise today while you are on the computer! Can you do some marching in your chair? How about side bends or toe touches?

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SUNRISE141 7/3/2014 7:06AM

    I imagine the work you do you are on your feet alot and that should count as exercise. You are doing great keep up the good work ! Love your post my friend look forward to it everyday it really helps me keep focused to ! Have a great weekend !

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/3/2014 6:48AM

    One less-than-perfect day can't knock you completely off course, just start afresh tomorrow and you're good! : )

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