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What a week

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

So Sunday thru Wednesday last week we spent in the hospital so hubby could get off the awful patch without having seizures. So it was successful he is doing well, not as grouchy!!! On Friday, I got my first pair of contacts. I like them alot. So much easier and lighter than glasses! I almost look like myself again! Just need to get the weight off now. My hubby and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversay on Sunday. It was nice, quiet day. Went to dinner in Lansing, MI. My daughter started first grade today! I can't believe it, my little girl is growing up.

Because I didn't get anything exercise of any kind (besides walking around outlet malls this weekend) I am going to start week 2 of my challenge this week. Today was hectic getting up early and getting Evie ready for her first day so tomorrow when I get up early I will exercise first thing, shower, eat and then start the day!

Hope everyone had a good, long, relaxing weekend!!! Take Care!

  
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JSALERNO 9/6/2011 12:29PM

    GLAD YOU HAD A NICE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. WORK AT IT YOU'LL GET THERE.

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JAZZEJR 9/6/2011 9:50AM

    Glad you had a nice time with your family. (Hey walking in the mall is exercise in my book.) I did not get to spend it with family (they live so far away), but I had a great time with my friends--ate ribs & potato salad and still managed to stay within my calorie guidelines and get some exercise in. Time to get back to work at it seriously for us both. emoticon

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THE SCALE IS EVIL!!!!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I already know last month at the doctors that I had gained 3 of the 5lbs I lost back. Friday I was curious so I weighed myself and I was still at the 158. Today was really to be weigh day so I went ahead and weighed myself again! I gained back the other 2lbs. So now I am back to my starting 160. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LOSE 40LBS???????

So week 2 of my 28 day bootcamp challenge my goal is to lose at least 2lbs of the 5 I gained and to get stricter on myself! I need to get back to how I did when I first started SP. I did so well, tracking, exercising, measuring my servings...I need to be there again!

Oh and by the way...things have been pretty good around here the last couple days. I think he realized how upset I was getting on Friday!

  
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JAZZEJR 9/1/2011 9:16AM

    I've been working along for 3 weeks, with only 1 lb. lost (and even that one yo-yoed). But the 3 inches lost have stayed gone. The scale really does lie. Just keep working out and don't cut your calories too low for more than 3 days, and the lbs WILL come off! You can take that to the bank! emoticon

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KAYWEB555 8/30/2011 9:02PM

    Yes I went back to the beginning today! I'm reading all the things once again and doing the things which I forgot to keep doing. Measure everything not somethings EVERYTHING ! ! !
Wishing you all the best !
Kay & The Pups

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LAMARY9 8/28/2011 11:10AM

    I switced my goals also to make my highest number lower. My scale and I have an understanding. I will no longer be a slave to it. It just stresses me if the number is not as low as I expect since I track and exercise consistently. It is one of my tools and I'm working to adjust to that and just stay consistent with a healthy plan.

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SCOTMAMA 8/28/2011 10:46AM

    Jen, I think your problem right now is STRESS! Did you know that stress can cause you to gain weight? So just try to relax and not pay too much attention to what the scale says for the next month or so -- keep your eye on October! Block everything else out.

I don't mean you should fall off the wagon, keep making the right choices and exercise -- but don't weigh in unless you have to, and don't let it get to you. Things will get better in October!

Hugs, Eve

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JSALERNO 8/28/2011 10:39AM

    I SWITCHED MY GOAL SO MY HIGHEST # WAS LOWER TO KEEP ME MORE IN CONTROL. I'M TRYING TO MAINTAIN BUT FELT BLOATED AND SLUGGISH ON THE CALORIES ALLOWED ME.

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__IZZA__ 8/28/2011 10:34AM

    Glad to hear that it has gotten better. Maybe you will have more time to exercise or focus on eating healthy.

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CHERYLEC 8/28/2011 10:00AM

    You can do it. I am proud of your committment. Cheers, C

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Indulged too much yesterday

Saturday, August 27, 2011

So I took my angry and frustration and used it to indulge in Cocoa Pebbles and Oreos yesterday! I am very disappointed in myself, not to mention I feel like a whale today!

Today is nothing but fruit and veggies all day!!!!

  
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LVMAMAW 8/27/2011 11:41AM

    Yea, well, you were upset. I agree with IZZA - walk walk walk and clear your head, improve your mood, re-group and THEN move on!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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__IZZA__ 8/27/2011 11:21AM

    If you have some time, then take a walk. It might help you think things clearly and might improve your mood since you know that you do something good.

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JSALERNO 8/27/2011 9:47AM

    MODERATION

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Wishing everyone on the east coast is safe during this massive storm!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

emoticonWill keep you in thoughts and prayers!

  
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JSALERNO 8/27/2011 8:52AM

    THEY KEEP DOWN GRADING IT BUT MY FAMILY IS IN RALEIGH I NEED TO CALL THEM.

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Do I stay or do I go???!!! A letter to DH.

Friday, August 26, 2011

I just don't know how much more I can take! I try and tell myself everyday everything will be back to normal soon. But how can things really go back to normal if I am starting to feel resentment? I deal with the attitude every single day...No appreciation...No anything...I mean geez can't you just lose the attitude towards everyone???? I don't care if you say thank you or anything else, just don't treat everyone like dirt!!! I wouldn't mind doing EVERYTHING *like I am doing already* if I was treated like s***!!!! I am at whits end! I know the meds make you irritable, but this weekend you will be off those completely. Will your attitude change then???? Can I wait another month until you go back to work when we go back to our normal routines and not see as much of eachother??? I don't now!!! I don't know how you say you love someone but treat the person who does EVERYTHING for you like crap! At night its like hell on earth by day its all back to everything is ok. I cannot do it. Because it is not ok. I can only take so much. I know you are going through alot, but we all are going though it. We are a family! I hope things can change soon because I am asking myself everynight DO I STAY OR DO I GO!!!

Love DW

  
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SCOTMAMA 8/27/2011 2:46PM

    Now that you feel a little better by venting to us -- all your friends here at Sparks -- now show the letter to HIM where it will really do you some good!

Let HIM make the decision as to whether you stay or go!

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LVMAMAW 8/26/2011 11:47AM

    I agree with the majority here, communicate. Speak or write whichever you can do but communicate. Keeping you in prayer.
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IDLETYME 8/26/2011 11:37AM

    My thoughts and best wishes are headed your way! emoticon emoticon

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JAZZEJR 8/26/2011 10:32AM

    Jen, I feel your pain. I've been there too. I agree with JSalerno that you need to let your DH know how you FEEL. How about leaving him the note you wrote here (I don't think I'd say that I'd shared it here). I know about all night talks that yield no change the next day, so in a note you get to just express your feelings and your frustration. Next, I feel strongly that you need to talk to a counselor or minister--someone with better insight on how to deal with your situation. We're behind you 100%! emoticon

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JSALERNO 8/26/2011 10:16AM

    I DON'T USUALLY GIVE THIS TYPE OF ADVICE BUT SINCE MY MARRIAGE ENDED BY ALMOST BEING HELD HOSTAGE IN MY OWN HOUSE I FEEL I CAN. YOU NEED TO TALK TO HIM AND TELL HIM HOW YOU ARE FEELING. IT DOESN'T HELP TELLING US THAT HE IS DRIVING YOU CRAZY YOU HAVE TO TELL HIM. I HAVE SEEN TOO MANY MARRIAGES END BECAUSE OF A LACK OF COMMUNICATION. DON'T SAY YOU ARE DOING THIS OR THAT SAY I FEEL TAKEN FOR GRANTED OR I FEEL UNAPPRECIATED. THEN IF YOU CAN'T WORK THROUGH IT THEN THINK ABOUT LEAVING.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 8/26/2011 9:47AM

    Try to be strong!!

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