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Consistency Streak

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Since I started my new Consistency Streak on July 14th, to do 10 or more fitness minutes per day as the Spark Guy suggested in the email I received.
I was able to keep it going for 8 days, however, yesterday I broke that promise to do at least 10 minutes and I feel really bad about it, but the truth of the matter is I didn't put any effort to check yesterday to see how many minutes I had dedicated to myself and if I was reaching my goal for the day.
Today is a new day and I'm starting over the streak again. I learn that no matter how busy you are; 10 minutes is not too much to ask to give at least that time to yourself.
So today is day #1
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IS1GAR 7/23/2014 10:09AM

    Thank you all for your support.
Kerry is not really that difficult....the way I measure my activity is through the use of my Body Media, which I wear all the time......On my down time I also gave up in this wonderful little gadget. But I'm back using all my tools to help me get back on track.
From the total of 8 days I tracked last week, 4 days went over 38 minutes, the other 4 days ranging from 11 to 23 minutes. See you can do it!
Marilyn, I can see how frustrating it will be to be short by 33 steps and that is what happened to me yesterday....I didn't follow up my progress.
Jarol7, that is another thing I'm working hard to control my calorie intake.
I hope to get the results from making a commitment of being consistent even in small scale I need to get back to my healthy life style that I was getting so many benefits from.
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KERRYG155 7/23/2014 9:44AM

    I haven't signed up for the 10 min a day because I know that it is extremely hard to do especially on Sunday. Now if someone in my family would volunteer to walk WITH me it would probably make a huge difference.

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JAROL7 7/23/2014 9:33AM

    Way to go. Exercise is important. But if weight loss is the goal, controlling calories is more important.

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NANCYPAT1 7/23/2014 9:28AM

    Eight days is better than none and as you say, you are starting a new streak and this will be better than the last. YOU CAN DO IT.

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MARILYNROBERT 7/23/2014 9:23AM

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Once last year, I was 33 steps from having 10,000 steps for the day and then sat in my chair through midnight without getting those last 33 steps. emoticon emoticon emoticon I remember that all the time now, when I'm even 1000 steps away from 10,000. I put in the extra effort sooner, if possible now. emoticon I try to use it as a learning experience...I was really put out with myself with that goof. emoticon

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One step at the time

Friday, July 18, 2014

I have experienced a long time to recuperate and get back on track.
I was doing so well for over 2 years but then results stop from happening and got discourage, as they say "I fell off the wagon"
As result I gained weight and felt depress, started to feel pain and aches I had not felt in a long time I had started to rely on Tums to relieve my heart burn, the cycle was getting bigger and bigger as I kept getting deeper and deeper.
I choose to take control again and instead of looking at the big picture I'm concentrating in the little things that makes things happen.
I once heard: "How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at the time"
Well this week I decided to take one step at the time and make sure the step goes in the right direction.
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MARILYNROBERT 7/18/2014 12:39PM

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PROUD-GRANDMA 7/18/2014 11:07AM

    I know the feeling. I'm taking one choice at a time right beside you!

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KERRYG155 7/18/2014 10:23AM

    One step at a time is the only way to go-we just need to master one and then add another. Not as easy as quitting but feeling those aches and pains coming back is horrible. I've been there too many times. One would think I could learn!

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Though Year

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Slowly coming back.

  
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JTREMBATH 7/16/2014 4:27PM

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KERRYG155 7/16/2014 3:59PM

    Hope the bad times are behind you and life is perking up. Welcome back.

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Cholesterol

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Here and there I have had cholesterol above the ideal number of "200", since I changed my lifestyle by eating good and exercising I have been able to keep it check. As everybody that follows my blogs knows I fell of the wagon around the Holidays and as result I started to feel tire, stress, not able to sleep good and my blood pressure was also acting up. I went to the doctor for a much needed physical, he didn't think the blood pressure numbers were anything to be concern about because they are still within the good range, however, he ran a complete blood work and my cholesterol being the only thing to be out of control the total number is 232 and the LDL "bad" is 148.
He suggested to start on Crestor to bring it down and control it by going back to my routine of good food and exercise.
If you learn one thing from my mistake is to please make sure you keep eating and exercising the right amount your body needs to stay healthy. Is not worth to go in a binge and jeopardize the hard work and most important your health.
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DJ4HEALTH 2/18/2014 8:44PM

    Watch out for pain in the muscles from them and you can take down your cholesterol naturally too with red yeast rice with out all that side affects. So far the only side affects that I know of is weight loss from red yeast rice

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IS1GAR 2/18/2014 5:51PM

    Thanks for the advice I'll listen to my body.
I'm glad you are back safe, the winter and driving has been brutal this year all over the US.

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KERRYG155 2/18/2014 1:11PM

    Yes, I need to get back on gear, too, but I'm not having mine checked any time soon. At least I don't plan to. lol Exercise, exercise, exercise! We have to do it along with the proper foods. emoticon Also take care with the cholesterol meds-they can cause cramping and other muscle problems. My husband ran into that.

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Journey's Challenges

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Good morning to all my Spark Friends
As you all might have noticed I have been somewhat absent, here is why.
The month of December was challenging for me in many ways, as is for most of us, how you recover is the key to maintain your healthy lifestyle. The mistake I made were several: short myself in the fitness area, eat sweets and other foods not so healthy, not drinking enough water, stay motivated with my progress and instead allowed myself to get depress as result of all these I suffer a set back, is Ok because the most important thing was to learn from the mistakes I made.
Here are the results of my actions I gained weight I went up to 185 Lbs. I lost strength I felt sluggish and tire all the time but more concerning my blood pressure started to climb, in the last two weeks I have felt pressure in my chest and as my mind started to get while the more pain I felt. It took me most of January to get back in the eating and living healthy but I'm in the road to recovery.
Yesterday I went to the doctor, after seeing the records I keep on my health, she told me the blood pressure is not high enough to even worry or get in medications. They ran a EKG and the results were excellent, my heart is healthy. I going to have a full blood work to check for the other hidden numbers.
I thank SparkPeople, BodyMedia and Withings to facilitate the reports that really tell what changes you have made and makes your life easier to keep on track in so many ways.
I thank all my Spark Friends for the support I receive from you. I'm sorry when I get in a rut I don't communicate as much, but this is another thing I'm working on getting better this year.
I have to resume my virtual trip to California.....at the pace I have been going I will never get there....LOL!!!! I have to up my fitness minutes again and I have to do strength training to keep myself healthy.
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MARILYNROBERT 2/5/2014 3:37PM

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DEBIGENE 2/4/2014 9:21PM

    Sometimes life just gets in our way and then we realize it and shake off the crap and move on.

Congrats on your awakening and good results at the dr visit !!!

SPARK on my friend !!!

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KERRYG155 2/4/2014 5:28PM

    I understand how you feel because I kind of did the same thing last month and it irritates me no end! Coming back to SP daily does help encourage us or at least makes us think about doing what we are supposed to be doing! emoticon

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