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I am BACK!!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

I am a little upset... I just had written out a long blog post and my page closed before I could post it! It went something like this:

A lot of life changes have taken place over the last month! I moved to a new city. I started two new jobs. I am looking for a 3rd and I have applied to go back to school in the fall. My weeks have been busy and hectic. The place I moved to has no internet access and I didn't quite realize how important journaling my food and staying plugged in with my spark groups and spark community. It has proven to make a world of a difference.

Over the past month I have "Fallen off the band wagon" for lack of better terms. I stopped tracking my food and the portions because I thought I had a good grasp on it. I worked out only for a few days because I stopped due to my schedule and small injuries or sicknesses. I finally get why people have told me "sickness happens and so do injuries- heal but keep going when you can!" I soon was sneaking sweets and indulging in chips. Not that these things are bad but the quantity was uncalled for. I was not plugged in to a support system.

My motivation and conviction for losing the weight and reaching my goal has renewed itself. I have not only regained a desire but the confidence that I can indeed do this! I can lose the weight! I can reach my goal! I can get healthy! And it doesn't have to be by tomorrow. Or by December. I WILL reach my goal weight of 135lbs if it takes me 10 months or if it takes me 2 years. I just need to keep going! I need the encouragement and support of my friends at home and especially from you guys! But I need the encouragement of myself! I have noticed that my Self-Talk has changed over the course of my journey! I give myself pep talks! I remind myself that I am WORTH the fight and the work of reaching my goal weight! I am WORTH the effort of retraining myself the foods to eat! I am WORTH the effort of working out and reaching a healthy size! I AM WORTH IT and no one else is going to do it for me! I genuinely say these things out loud to myself... I try to make sure I am alone if I can help it... no need to look like a loon!

Something I heave learned from the Direct Marketing Company I work with (and love) is that if your "WHY" isn't enough to make you cry... find a new reason.
So in case I have never clarified my reasons for losing 127lbs here they are (in no specific order!)
-To love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind and STRENGTH!
-To be able to live out my calling with a long healthy and fit life!
-To prevent diabetes, cancer and heart disease that my family is predisposed to developing.
-To keep up with my friends who tend to hold back on a lot of physical activity so as to not leave me behind (Sweet of them but NO MORE).
-To have healthy pregnancies when the time comes!
-To enjoy the outdoors!
-To raise my kids in an active and healthy household. This is something I never had as a child. I had no idea what it was like to not eat 10 cookies and brownie for dinner and to exercise. It wasn't encouraged.
-To live my life and live it to the fullest!
-To not be ashamed of Physical Activity
-To be proud of myself for finally doing something for me!
-To prove to myself that I. Am. Worth. It.


I have learned in my journey so far that success looks like this:


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If the desire to lose the weight is genuine and truly for YOU then it was stay... even if you stop for a month or two. The motivation WILL come back and it WILL keep you going!

So, I am going to make it a point to go somewhere with internet everyday and keep a physical food log to have on me so I know how many calories and what my portions are! I have to keep going!!

It's the only option!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ADAPTINGANNIE 7/25/2013 8:47AM

    So glad to see that you will be posting again.....(I hope). Find your words very inspiring. Keep strong in your convictions and actions. You will, with God's help, reach your goals.
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TXPATRIOT 7/10/2013 10:03PM

    Missing you greatly! I hope you are doing well!

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MONKEYSTAR28 6/30/2013 8:03AM

    You have got this. I think that the most valuable thing that I have learned on my (51 pounds lost to date) journey is how to recover and react quicker when I too fall off the wagon. We are not perfect, we will have set backs, but it is how quickly we can recognize the set-backs and get back on track. Having a supportive community online and with friends and family is key, too. We are all here cheering you on! You can and WILL do this! Be kind with yourself and yes, YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! emoticon emoticon

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STRONGCOURAGE 6/29/2013 8:11PM

    Hey girl! So glad to read your blog! You sure have had alot of major changes! I'm so glad that you're deeming your health and YOU to be sooo worth it! Because it is TRUE! Taking care of our bodies is both loving ourselves and loving God! Two incredible gifts! Cheering for you and looking forward to reading your blogs, and encouraging you onwards. The journey isn't easy. But we ARE worth it. We ARE valuable. WE ARE WORTH THE FIGHT!!!!! You go girl!!!! :))))

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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/28/2013 4:50PM

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CATHEMARIE 6/28/2013 4:22PM

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I can relate to that picture of Success!!

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JOHGLO2011 6/28/2013 3:21PM

    Wow - what a time you have had in the last few weeks. Many changes, but you are handling it well with your new resolution and determination to live a healthy lifestyle. Best wishes to you!

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Weekly update! BLC #18

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I BROKE 20lbs Lost this week!!!!!
I am so excited!!

I had a crazy week in all honesty. I did cardio almost every single day. I got off track on eating on both friday and saturday! I moved out of my house and into my own place and my work schedule changed on me! It has been a whole lot of stuff to contend with but I am honestly very happy!!!
I am looking change straight in the face and while its terrifying- I know I am in God's will and this is all part of the plan to move the Kingdom of God forward!! :)

As far as the 20 pounds goes... I can now cash in my LGN Jar :) While I have worked my butt of for these 1st twenty pounds to be gone... I don't know if I am going to cash in on it yet. I think I might save it for the next 20 pounds for when these clothes will be falling off of me!! :)

I am officially 1/6 (plus a few pounds) to my goal! WOOHOO!!!!

I also wrote the forgiveness letter in my personal journal!! Especially after such a crazy week!!

  
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 6/28/2013 2:03PM

    I am so happy for you and so proud of you for working so hard! CONGRATULATIONS!
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ANNMACP0212 5/19/2013 9:20PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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STRONGCOURAGE 5/19/2013 1:55PM

    that is SOOO SUPER exciting!!!! Lol. I would be excited too...shesh I am for YOU!!! :)))) Ah, its GOOD to smile! :) I'm so happy for you! emoticon

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Weekly update!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I worked my butt off this week.... And forgot to weigh in on the scale...
SO While I am CONVINCED I dropped weight. I put my weightloss this week as 0 for BLC #18.

I am so proud of myself. I got back in to yoga. I started eating more fresh produce again. I even got my walking pace down to a little above 16 minutes per mile. Working out this week felt incredible.

My friend gave me a challenge for this week. He said- pick something... anything and Go HARD after it. SO I am going hard after my workouts this week! :) And eating more fresh!

Anywho... I am super tired so I am going to crash.
Goodnight everyone.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STRONGCOURAGE 5/16/2013 8:25AM

    Woo Hoo! Good for you! I LOVE it when I work out hard! I'm just getting over a chaff issue, so I'm sooo looking forward to that (after) feel good feeling I get when I've had a great (hardcore) workout :) Have some AWESOME workouts!!! :) emoticon

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SHINING_ON 5/13/2013 1:49AM

    Great job going hard after your workouts! I like that advice. :) Have a fantastic Week 5!!

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THINSPIRED19 5/13/2013 1:34AM

    Congrats on a great week! emoticon

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Some Encouragement

Friday, May 10, 2013






Keep going Hard!!
Fight for it.
You are worth it!
I am worth it!

  
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STRONGCOURAGE 5/16/2013 8:22AM

    thanks sooo much! these are all great words of motivation and encouragement! :)

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MAGGIEVAN 5/11/2013 4:19AM

    So true, thanks for sharing.

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FLANAGANSH 5/10/2013 10:46PM

    Some great inspirational words!

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Weekly update! (Something new and some excitement for me!)

Sunday, May 05, 2013

I weighed in today: 248!!!!

After hitting a two week plateau on the scale (but success in the measurements) I have finally dropped a few pounds. I am so relieved.

I have had a very busy week! I have missed yoga for two solid weeks because of injuries and schedules but I have worked my way in to other workouts last week! It felt great!!
I spent this weekend in chicago and even though I couldn't log my food each day- I did stay on target with my calories but not my water. Boy did I feel that!!

All in all- I am very happy with what is going on right now!!

As far as details from this week:
I tried a new walking path at a local nature park. It was a blast. Thankfully its a little too cold for mosquitoes still so the walk was nice. I think we went at least three miles.

  
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JOYCRN 5/5/2013 9:12PM

    I am glad the scale rewarded you for your work!

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JACKIE542 5/5/2013 7:08PM

    Good job on your weight loss. Always great to find a new walking path. emoticon

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TXPATRIOT 5/5/2013 5:02PM

    That is a good reminder:

We all will all have plateaus from time to time. Just keep doing the right things and don't get discouraged and we will overcome it!

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ROSCOEKR 5/5/2013 3:56PM

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