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Easy...but not really.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Its been awhile since I posted last, and I've had my share of obstacles. Emotional ups and downs that would typically break me simply- have not. My turning point was simple. I was on the treadmill, and I was scared to go faster than my comfort zone. I was scared to run. On this particular day I did it, I ran on the treadmill and I was terrified I was going to fall, but I didn't. Easy. Next time I tried some of the harder exercise machines. Easy. As a matter of fact, as I sit here and type this my arms are sore from lifting weights. This was all because I just TRIED something. I feel like a whole new world of fitness has opened up to me. The past few days have been a challenge. Candy is everywhere. I had my day of indulgence, I felt bad for myself, then I started fresh the next day. Its working! I've lost a little over 20 pounds! I'm proud of myself. Finally I get it. Today I will be going out to dinner and instead hoping for the best when I get there, I looked up the menu's nutritional info and I already know what I'm going to order. EASY!

  
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HOLIERTHANTHOU 11/4/2014 12:54PM

    It is easy!

:)

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Tag...your it!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

So far so good. I am staying motivated, and have lost about 10 lbs. I am eating food that I love, even trying new things. I have my nieces and nephew visiting for the weekend. Along with my step daughter we literally have a house full of kids (5 total- 1 16 yr old, and the rest under the age of 10) It has been loud, and chaotic, but I wouldn't change it for the world. We went to the park, and for the first time I got up from the bench and actually played tag with them. They thought it was so funny, and I was laughing right along with them. This is the beginning for me. I NEED to make choices in situations like this. I can either sit on the sidelines and make excuses, or I can join in the fun and be part of the memory being made. I still have a long road ahead of me, but that's ok! Taking the scenic route has always been my favorite thing to do!

  


An Open Mind

Friday, September 05, 2014

Its been almost a month since I started KNOWING what i eat. I've been reading a lot about nutrition and health, and actually applying it to my every day life. I have a thyroid problem, and for the first time I actually looked into what kind of food i should be eating. It feels good. It feels good to know that I am fueling my body with natural energy. It feels good to know that I am making good food choices. I am trying new things that i have never even thought of trying before, and actually enjoying them! My husband always tells our daughter to taste a new food at least once. If she doesnt like it, she doesnt have to eat it. I cant tell you how many things she's tried for the first time and ended up loving. I'm applying the same rule to myself. Chickpeas, beets, radish, tomatoes, fish. All things i could have done without in the past, now have become part of my everyday diet. Keep an open mind, and your possibilities are endless.

  
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JENNYW73 9/6/2014 8:25PM

    I have a can of Chickpeas in the kitchen! :) cant wait to try it. What do you suggest eating it with?

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NETGYRL 9/5/2014 12:42PM

    This is great! The more different tastes you are open to will help keep you from getting bored with the food you can eat. Enjoy!

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JPONCIN 9/5/2014 12:27PM

    That is awesome. Nice job!!! :)

Have you made your own hummus yet??? All you need is chickpeas, a food processor, and some of your favorite spices. :)

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We meet again

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

So its been 2 years since I fell off the wagon. I put back on every single pound I lost, and am in the same exact boat I was in when I started in 2012. I 'm not going to look back. I will start fresh. I know the mistakes I made, and will learn from them. I feel good about this, I have a different attitude about my weight loss. I know I can do it since I've done it before. I just need to continue to stay positive!

  
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EVRLNGFOO 8/19/2014 5:02PM

    welcome back! you can do it.

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/19/2014 1:56PM

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JPONCIN 8/19/2014 10:43AM

    You can do it! Welcome back. :)

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pumpkins and peanuts

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I have a sweet tooth. Not just any normal sweet tooth, a big, black, cavity filled sweet tooth that i am not ashamed to make bigger with lots and lots of sugar. Every year to symbolize the start of the fall weather I like to indulge in one of my favorite sweet treats- Candy Corn Pumpkins, and Planters Peanuts. I love this combination, and have been known to eat an entire bag of pumpkins in one sitting. Yes, i know this sickening (literally and figuratively). This year I have not been able to bring myself to buying this treat. I know I would eat all of them with no self control. I've come to far to break down now. I also know what many people are thinking, just have a servings worth, or work it into your meal plan. I cant do this. This would be like tempting an alcoholic with a shot of whiskey. It would only take one taste. SO, sadly I am by-passing it this year. :( I will light an apple-cinnamon scented to candle to ring in the fall weather. This is a tradition that wont add 5lbs onto my hips.

  
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BABY_GIRL69 10/21/2012 10:39PM

    emoticon God bless!Dee

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