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Does This Count?

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Today I felt better so we worked in the yard today. So I wonder if what I did constitutes a workout. Weed eating front and back and clearing some trees a friend came and chopped down. This all took several hours and it was in the 80s today. So... does this count as exercise? I sure was sweaty and dirty by the end of it! LOL

  
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TRACYZABELLE 5/10/2009 7:36PM

    My Dr says any movement that gets you breathing heavy for 20 minutes or more is considered cardio exercise... hmmmmmmmmmm so many possibilities emoticon

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GINW1977 5/7/2009 7:23PM

    For sure it is exercise.

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TRACYZABELLE 5/6/2009 6:24AM

    Of course it is exercise! Whatever makes you breathe heavier and makes you sweat is exercise,,, so go out and sweat a little.

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Feeling a bit icky

Friday, May 01, 2009

Well today the PMS Monster is growling around my house and keeping me kinda pinned to the couch. Stupid cramps (I have endometriosis and it can be extremely painful) . Ugh! So I'm not walking today.

A friend gave me a couple bags of clothing in various sizes. I'm following the lead of my Sister and a couple others for this idea. I'm going through them and taking what I like even if too small right now. I am going to put them in bags with lables of sizes and have them physically out as something to work toward!

Well..that's it for now. Blah...


  
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TRACYZABELLE 5/10/2009 7:38PM

    MOvement will help those cramps and getting rid of clothes that dont fit helps declutter! Feel better!

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MEMCCAIN 5/1/2009 4:58PM

    I don't like to hear that you are feeling Blah, blahs are no fun. I also wish you weren't feeling the pains you are. I can't imagine the discomfort you are feeling but I suppose it shall pass, right?

You have a great idea about putting your smaller clothes physically out so they will motivate you to work towards that goal. We all need motivators and it's great you are making your own.

Happy Friday!

Mike

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Today's News

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Well I met with a friend this morning for Kolaches and Coffee. YUMMY! But i have been working super hard on making better choices and instead of ordering 3 jalapeno and cheddar kolaches I only ordered one and ate slowly. Filled me totally up without that yucky over full feeling! Then we went for a walk. I didn't make it that long today. Only 17 minutes start to finish. But still! I got out there and did it! Felt great!

Crystal and I are talking. She has applied for jobs in Galveston, Houston and Baton Rouge. I hope she gets one.

  
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FILMMAKER1 5/1/2009 9:02AM

    The first step to sustained change is changing the way you think---great job. Keep up the great work!

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CELTIC_WITCH 4/30/2009 9:39PM

    Good job! Love to you and yours!

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GINW1977 4/30/2009 6:20PM

    Every good choice you make can make a difference. Way to go. Just do what you can everyday. It will get easier. Never had a kolache. I actually had to look up what they were. I don't need to try them because they sound awesome. The last thing I need is something else I like to eat. emoticon

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Guess What I Did Yesterday!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I went walking! I took a friend to Central Market downtown to show her an old oak tree that is on the grounds. We then called another friend to make dinner plans and while waiting for the time to go meet her we decided to walk the trail they have there! The trail is a little over a mile (from what we were told) and I did the entire thing in CONVERSE shoes...can you say uncomfy on the tootsies?? LOL But I did it none-the-less! I only stopped twice due to lower back ouchies. I feel so good about it! I want to do it again and again! I have real trouble breathing outdoors down here. Especially right now due to ridiculous humidity levels and the fact that I'm allergic so so much here. I'm committed to getting moving though and I felt this was a great start!

  
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FILMMAKER1 4/30/2009 4:08PM

    Way to go. You're on your way!


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NISSANGIRL 4/30/2009 6:41AM

    Way to go! once you start walking like that you won't want to give it up. Good luck and keep on walking! emoticon emoticon

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GINW1977 4/29/2009 6:20PM

    That is great. Every little bit of moving you can do will make a difference. It gets easier and easier. Monday, I could only do 10 minutes at a time without panting to death. Yesterday I did 15. Today I did 20. It is getting easier. You can do it. Even if you have to do lame gym class exercises in your living room, it is moving.

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You have to love life's curve balls

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ok so I've been doing a lot of heavy thinking since my last post. I have to make some changes and bring some balance into my life. It won't be easy.

Of course there is the common sense stuff of making better food choices, cutting down on sweets and salty snacks, increasing my water intake, getting exercise, and so on. But there are also 2 things I'm adding.

1. I am committing right here, right now, in front of everyone that I WILL make the Lots to Lose Meetings whenever they are scheduled, usually twice a month. I WILL be open and honest and work hard to make this work for me!

2. This one is much much more difficult. I've thought long and hard about this. And to be honest the realization sucks rotten eggs!! But after years of begging for help from Crystal, and not getting it, I have had to consider how this is effecting my health both physically and mentally. I love her. There is no doubt. But I am not getting the support I need from this relationship and I've begged for it. As much as it hurts, this applies not only to my weight loss journey, but to other areas of my life with her as well. She is a wonderful person please don't get me wrong. I won't go into a lot of detail, but I have made the decision to ask for a separation so that I can get my head (and heart) in order. I'm hoping this will end well and we will come back together with a more supportive, nurturing and whole relationship, but I do feel this is the best choice for me right now. She isn't moving out just yet, there are still arrangements to make and everything. But we discussed this today and will be working through the emotions and coming up with a game plan... I hope anyway.

So... there ya have it. I'm going to go cry now. But honestly I think this is for the best. At least for now...

  
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GINW1977 4/28/2009 8:19AM

    You know what is best for you. I wish you nothing but the best. I am here if you need to talk.

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CELTIC_WITCH 4/27/2009 10:09PM

    Ah love, such hard decisions. You are right! Donít sell yourself short. You have the right to a supportive relationship.

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