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My body is smarter than my mind ~

Monday, November 26, 2012



I was upset with my weigh-in last night. emoticon I gained a pound. I had expected to lose 2 or 3. No, 1 pound isn't very much but I've been good with my plan and even deprived myself at a restaurant the other night. WHY did I bother to do all that ~ for nothing? Yes, I've been feeling very sorry for myself. emoticon I had finished my calories for the day and, while watching late night TV, I still had a bowl of ice cream and a bagel with butter because 'what difference did it make'? emoticon I didn't feel very good about it and, honestly, the bagel really didn't taste as good as I had thought it would.

Today, I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I felt like quitting. After all. I've been sticking to the program the best I can ~ and all I've lost in over 3 weeks is 3 lbs. I can do THAT without changing anything or following ANY program. I was trying to decide whether to go swimming or not and I had pretty much decided against it because again, 'why bother'? emoticon emoticon
I had to go out to get some things and before I knew it, I found myself at the swimming pool. So, I went in but decided that I would only swim for 20 minutes. AN HOUR LATER, I felt great and realized that my body had decided for me. emoticon My body WANTS to be thin and healthy. Who am I to fight against that? emoticon emoticon

  
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CSAGIRL 11/27/2012 8:32AM

    We want so much to believe that the number on the scale doesn't matter, that it doesn't really define who and what you are. But ... when you work so hard, you want it to show up in that number! I'm with you, my friend!

Here are two things I've heard, that seem to be true: First, your body knows when you are depriving it, and it holds that might tighter to every fat and energy cell because it needs to withstand the deprivation. If you feel you are depriving yourself, you may not eating enough.

Second, an average of a pound a week is considered to be a healthy rate. From that perspective, you are on the right track, losing at a safe and sustainable rate.

You can do this, my friend. And you are so smart to listen to what your body is telling you!

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LERWIN1324 11/26/2012 11:44PM

    I've been in a slump as well - hovering in the same 3 lb frame. It's tricky, but what you have to do is focus not on the scale, but on other things - for me, the bike was getting easier, my jeans were fitting more loosely, I could jog with my boys for longer.

Just remember the scale isn't the only way to measure things, and keep it up!

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JMARIES51 11/26/2012 11:33PM

    It is so difficult when the scale won't give us the right answers we are looking for. The one difference I am doing this time around is look for the non scale victories and place just as much as importance on them as I do on what the scale says. That way, if the scale doesn't budge, or if it goes up, then I have the other victories to celebrate. This would be things like how much weight I can life, how many miles I can run, how many minutes of exercise I can do without stopping, looking in the mirror and seeing my reflection looking smaller, getting into smaller clothes, recording inches lost, seeing my blood pressure improved, sleeping better at night, passing up a goodie without feeling deprived. There are so many ways to measure our success other than the scale. :-) I would say you had one with the swimming!!! emoticon

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FENWAYGIRL18 11/26/2012 10:50PM

    Why bother? Why bother? BECAUSE YOUR WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See your body thinks so, listen to your body........ I'm glad you went swimming and it told you that it wanted to swim emoticon
You can do this, just believe... sometimes it just takes our bodies a chance to get in the rhythm of losing weight, don't worry its gonna happen!

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EOWYN2424 11/26/2012 10:45PM

    Keep up the good work! The fat loss will come eventually! Just keep on doing the right things and don't give up! Ever!

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The one word answer quiz ~

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Where is your cell phone?
Purse

Spouse?
None

Your hair?
Blonde

Your mother?
Deceased

Your father?
Deceased

Your favorite thing?
Movies

Your dream last night?
Dunno

Favorite drink?
Pepsi

What room are you in?
Living

Your hobby?
Crochet

Your fear?
Cancer

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Enlightened

Where were you last night?
Home

Something that you aren't?
Close-minded

Muffins?
Okay

Wish list item?
Trip

Last thing you did?
Meditate

What are you wearing?
Slippers

Your pets?
None

Friends?
Lifelong

Your life?
Wonderful

Your mood?
Content

Missing someone?
Yes

Drinking?
Tea

Your car?
Saturn

Something you're not wearing?
Boots

Your favorite store?
Ikea

Your favorite color?
Gold

When is the last time you cried?
Tues

Where do you go over and over?
Swimming

Five people who email me regularly?
Yes

Favorite place to eat?
Cracker Barrel

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
New York

  
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VK2Z10 11/28/2012 9:00AM

    Where is your cell phone?
on my desk

Spouse?
yes

Your hair?
reddish dark brown

Your mother?
living

Your father?
living

Your favorite thing?
playing/cuddling with my dogs

Your dream last night?
too strange to remember

Favorite drink?
diet aw root beer

What room are you in?
office @ work

Your hobby?
volunteering for a dog/cat rescue

Your fear?
husband dying too soon

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
not working on the phones all day

Where were you last night?
Home

Something that you aren't?
narrow minded

Muffins?
Okay

Wish list item?
Trips

Last thing you did?
slept

What are you wearing?
work clothes

Your pets?
2 dogs and a cat eventually

Friends?
Lifelong

Your life?
pretty good

Your mood?
tired

Missing someone?
Yes

Drinking?
protein shake and nonfat latte

Your car?
toyota

Something you're not wearing?
Boots

Your favorite store?
petsmart

Your favorite color?
Green

When is the last time you cried?
don't remember

Where do you go over and over?
home

Five people who email me regularly?
2 co-workers and 3 family members

Favorite place to eat?
olive garden and red lobster

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
home

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A daily plan ~

Friday, November 23, 2012



Everyday Life Goals ~

1. Meditate EVERY day with davidji before doing anything else online. RPM.

2. Do yoga 'Sun Salutations' before doing anything else online.

3. Do 'something' Eckhart each and every day. Read, watch, listen to.

4. Do something 'Wayne' once a week. Read, watch, listen to.

5. Stick to SP food plan. The way I have it personalized works right now ~ when it doesn't, change it.

6. Eat at least 3 freggies (thanks Joanne) every day. No excuses.

7. Make new recipe once every 2 weeks.

8. Start thinking about and planning for eating at Christmas.

9. Drink 8 glasses of water a day. Tea and coffee can count, up to 2 glasses.

10. Take Chia seeds and Metamusil for fiber. I have to drink water anyway so I may as well.

11. Swim 3x a week. 2 ONLY IF it can't be avoided. Must do something in place of, if I have to miss. Minimum of 30 minutes. No excuses.

12. Aerobic dance on the weekends. TRY for both days, MUST be once.

13. Only weigh once a week. Want to try to get this to once a month.

*** TRY to do weights once a week. Later, I will make this a HAVE to.

  
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JMARIES51 11/23/2012 6:29PM

    Looks like a good plan.

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ELEGANTFLOWERS 11/23/2012 2:00PM

    Great goals!!!!

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HANDYV 11/23/2012 1:28PM

    I like - I like - totally doable - emoticon

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

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I won't keep you long. I just want to wish all of my WONDERFUL emoticon Spark Friends a loving, peaceful, grateful, warm and cozy Thanksgiving with all your loved ones. emoticon

  
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JMARIES51 11/22/2012 3:35PM

    Thank you for your good wishes. Hope you are having a great week!

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Mindful moment ~

Tuesday, November 20, 2012



"Food to a large extent is what holds a society together and eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experiences."

~ Peter Farb and George Armelagos 'Consuming Passions: The Anthropology of Eating'

  
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JMARIES51 11/20/2012 9:06PM

    That is a huge reason why it is so difficult to break the habits that we make in childhood. Food often equals love, happiness, togetherness, celebration. Even in a lot of societies there is special food for mourning. It is a very interesting subject for sure.

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