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Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I am ready for change and have chosen that day to be socialable. Since my son journeyed to Heaven I have been an almost recluse among family, and now that I have a little courage and curiosity I want to know how the rest of my family is doing. I plan on staying and enjoying the company of family and friends.

So to my Sparkfamily, have a blessed Thanksgiving Day

  
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BUDDY_LOVE 12/5/2009 12:36PM

    It is hard to be around others when we are so sad. I fight anxiety & panic issues though so sometimes going somewhere for me is just out of the picture. But since I've been making a concerted effort to get out more (I even joined a crochet group 1.5 yrs ago!), it has helped with my self esteem & given me the strength to change other things in my life (like my eating habits!). I also bought a membership to our local zoo & a 'hands-on' museum. I bought these 2 memberships specificially because they are geared towards children (I have 6 grandkids). It forces me to get out of the house & do something because i don't want to disappoint my grandkids. I also bought a gym membership thinking it would force me to get out of the house more & get healthier in the process. Let's just say..it was a waste of $900. I just couldn't bring myself to go. Everytime I would head out of the house to go...my heart would start pounding, I'd get light headed & dizzy & feel like i was going to pass out. and instead of forcing the issue & making myself work through it, I just gave in & gave up. With the other 2 memberships I can't do that because I would never disappoint my grand kids for love, money or my disabilities. I make myself work through my issues & deal with it on the spot.

Soooo...you're did the right thing. How did it turn out? Just think...if you made it through this ok, with your mental faculties intact...you can make it through anything!

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NEVERFORGET911 11/27/2009 12:12AM

    I hope you have a good Thanksgiving. I'm sure it will be hard. My prayers are with you.

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DOGLOVER526 11/26/2009 10:30AM

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I am so sorry for your loss. Enjoy and embrace today with your family.
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EPGIVENS 11/25/2009 10:51AM

    God Bless you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your family.

E. Pamela Givens

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2BTHINMAMMA 11/25/2009 8:53AM

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! That's great that you are wanting to be more social...I'm sure they've missed you! Hope it's everything you want it to be!! I am sorry about your loss.

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HOPE2BE 11/25/2009 7:01AM

    emoticonabout your loss but the time is past and you've grieved and now its time to get back with your family. I hope you enjoy the time with them.

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KELLI9001 11/25/2009 6:59AM

    Good for you. People need time to grieve but then need to move on. I'm sure your family and friends will be happy to see you.

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AMBERLEIGHM1 11/25/2009 12:26AM

    I'm so proud of you JoeAnne, Riley's Mom, for taking this step. I'm not that far along, I'll go most likely to be with family but i will drink and pretty much stay away from everyone. I'll be too upset to eat so I don't have to worry about going over on calories. You are an inspiration and I hope you have a blessed holiday.

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JANRTEACH 11/24/2009 9:26PM

    That sounds really nice!! Have a wonderful day. They will be SO glad to see you again.

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DWPHILL 11/24/2009 9:26PM

    Great for you.I hope you have a great time with your family.Sorry for yor loss.Good luck in your weight loss.

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Slowly but surely

Monday, November 16, 2009

I've been holding at the same weight now for 4 weeks, and for now it's an okay thing. I know I really need to be consistant with the exercise to make things change, not just for weight but for my diabetes (it's been too high).
I did catch up on most of my Bible study, but that also needs to be consistant. I used to be an early riser, but now it seems I can't/don't want to get up, anyway who would want to leave their nice warm bed if they didn't have too? Ok I'm just lazy, but I'm not giving up on myself, besides this is the time of year when the sadness/depression overcomes me. I can fill it's chill already in the late afternoons when I'm home alone.
So please keep me in prayer. Thanks sparkfamily emoticon

  
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MERIMARY 11/17/2009 10:46AM

    Just take one day at a time.

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GODZDESIGN95 11/17/2009 9:57AM

    Girl I am a diabetic too. but I plan on giving ole betes black eye with exercise.
BAM emoticon. You are an overcomer. Tell depression to get lost you are a child of the king!!!!!!!! Be blessed, I will pray!

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SUSIEMT 11/16/2009 11:07PM

    I was thinking about that myself. I mean staying at around the same weight for longer than I would like. I came to the same conclusion that I needed to be more consistant with my exercise. You are not alone! So when you come home in the late afternoon and feel SAD try to think of your blessings and Spark friends. I will keep you in my prayers.

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KATIE135 11/16/2009 8:41PM

    Holding your weight is a good thing, congrats. I have been there and I just want to tell you the tortoise wins the race every time, we don't need to go fast, we each have our own pace.

I am reading "Lose it for Life" and I have to tell you my inner being is much stronger. We have to surrender it all over to God, we can't do it ourselves. Funny I could apply that to all areas of my life but never thought about that with food......

keep putting one foot in front of the other and you will win!
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AMBERLEIGHM1 11/16/2009 8:37PM

    You are in my prayers JoeAnne, Rileys Mom. Have you considered getting a light for SAD (seasonal affectice disorder - depression) I've heard wonderful things about them and my mom got mine at big lots for $20 you sit in front of it for 30 minutes while doing your hair or make-up or reading a book.

I'm glad you are almost caught up on your Bible studies, hopefully that brings you some comfort. I can't wait to get back to church now that lake season has ended but this agoraphobia is kicking my butt.

Keep sparking and you will break this plateau. I have faith in you.

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MASA0606 11/16/2009 8:26PM

    Way to go, being a the same weight is good. At least you aren't gaining weight. Remember the slower you loose it the better chance you have of making the right choices to keep it off in the end. You'll do great!

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Late start

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My FP4H group started their new session on Monday and I am already 3 days behind, in the bible study and with exercise. I was out of town for the weekend and the Monday and Tuedays as well but for a funeral for an Uncle-inlaw.
Now that I am home I will get in the exercise, and planning my meals. I did ok for healthy eating while on my trip, and I for sure downed the water, only because it was hot and I felt dehydrated. (sinus cold) Being sick didn't help, just made me thirsty.
I also hope to catchup on my bible study today, and write in my prayer journal. So I'll be back later for updates.
You all have a blessed week Sparkfriends

  
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2BTHINMAMMA 11/16/2009 9:51AM

    Sorry for your loss and that you're not feeling well! Sounds like you did well even though you were away! Hope you were able to get caught up on everything!

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MEOWMAMA3 11/12/2009 12:33PM

    Glad you feel like you're getting back on track!!! Thanks so much for the goodie and encouragement. I'm trying to get back on the exercising track. I've been so busy that I'm not making enough time for regular and consistent exercise. We can push each other back on that track! Kim emoticon

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LIQUEURLADY 11/11/2009 3:29PM

    Oh, you reminded me that I should do the work for my Bible study class this Saturday. It really works so much better than trying to cram it all into an hour on Friday afternoon!

Sorry about your loss and feeling bad -- sounds like you're readhy to be back on your feet any moment!

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DAISYDAY25 11/11/2009 2:40PM

  Sounds like you did good on your time aeay. Good for you. Hope you caught up withyour Bible study.

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Another pause

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This week will be a go with the flow on the agenda. But come Friday we are heading out of town for a mini vacation.
I promise, I will keep up with my healthy habits of drinking water, eating fruits, taking my meds and do at least 10 minutes of exercise daily.
I kinda of have the blahs this week, no motivation but I am hoping that this weekend will refresh and inspire me.

You all have beautiful week, and fun weekend Sparkfriends

  
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INSANEFOX 11/7/2009 1:56AM

    I hope you have a RIOT! Sticking to nutrition goals on a VayKay can definitely be challenging, but is not impossible. Enjoy yourself! You deserve it!

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2BTHINMAMMA 11/5/2009 3:39PM

    Have a wonderful time! Prayed that it would be a time of refreshing for you!

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4MYBOYSANDSELF 11/5/2009 6:31AM

    Have a great time!

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LJCANNON 11/5/2009 1:09AM

    Sticking to your plan while on vacation can be challenging (just try finding Low-Fat milk on the Strip in Las Vegas emoticon) but knowing that you DID IT is the best feeling in the world.

Have a wonderful, safe time and Good Luck on staying on track.

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AMBERLEIGHM1 11/4/2009 11:05PM

    I'm glad you are committed to yourself while on vacation, you'll be so proud of yourself when you get on that scale. Thinking of you and Riley. I'm off to spark and get my walk in. Hugs:) Amber, Adam's Mommy

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SNAZZYPS 11/4/2009 10:30PM

    Woo Hoo you can do it. Just think of how much more you will enjoy yourself if you're not being slowed down by junk food. YOU CAN DO THIS!!

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VENISEW1 11/4/2009 8:08PM

    You go have a great mini vaca! I'm proud of you for keeping up your good work! Here's hoping motivation for us both!

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Looser again :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

I did good this week and lost 2 pounds. This is due to the portions that I have and also doing the best I could with what we had to eat. I know the exercise minutes need to increase and tonight is my time, I hope to do at least 30+ minutes of walking and weights, but we'll see.

  
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INSANEFOX 10/30/2009 1:42AM

    That is awesome!!! emoticon emoticon

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BUDDY_LOVE 10/29/2009 10:26AM

    Congrats on the 2 pounds! Keep up with the portion control and before you know it, you won't even recognize yourself! emoticon

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AZCUPCAKE 10/28/2009 11:16AM

    You have the commitment and the desire to JUST DO THIS THING! Good for you! Every pound lost is another step in your journey to getting closer to your destination. You have a wonderful spirit and a lovely soul, and I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts as this week winds down. You ROCK, Joe Ann!
p.s. I totally agree with you in regards to being thankful for the cooler weather here in AZ. We live in a virtual paradise when the temperatures are like this!! emoticon

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NETTIEDEE 10/27/2009 1:16PM

    Yay you! Keep at it. :-)

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AMMEY9 10/27/2009 2:01AM

    Great job, ... just keep moving something and eat to
plan. You can do this.

God bless!

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GEORGIA_KAY 10/26/2009 10:39PM

    Jo Anne, WOWZERS!! Doesn't it feel great to have some control over our own lives again? YOU decide what, when and how much you will eat. You have got it together, girl...way to go!!!

Great Job!

hugs-----Georgia

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CARMEL466 10/26/2009 8:50PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. Keep reaching for your goals! emoticon

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_KATHY 10/26/2009 8:31PM

    YAY !!! emoticon

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_KATHY 10/26/2009 8:30PM

    YAY !!! emoticon

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AMBERLEIGHM1 10/26/2009 7:50PM

    I'm so happy for you Joeanne, Riley's Mom. You are doing a fabulous job and soon everybody will see the "new and improved" us:)

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AMBERLEIGHM1 10/26/2009 7:49PM

    I'm so happy for you Joeanne, Riley's Mom. You are doing a fabulous job and soon everybody will see the "new and improved" us:)

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AMBERLEIGHM1 10/26/2009 7:49PM

    I'm so happy for you Joeanne, Riley's Mom. You are doing a fabulous job and soon everybody will see the "new and improved" us:)

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MSHOPPER63 10/26/2009 7:48PM

    emoticon great job on the weight loss emoticon

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SNAZZYPS 10/26/2009 7:44PM

    It's great to see the results of your hard work and commitment, I'm happy for you!

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4MYBOYSANDSELF 10/26/2009 6:12PM

    Way to go! You can do it!!

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JANRTEACH 10/26/2009 4:54PM

    So proud of you/!!!!! emoticon

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SJACQUITA 10/26/2009 4:45PM

    emoticon on the loss and here's a toast emoticon to upping that exercise!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Peace and blessings, Kita

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SUEZEALAND 10/26/2009 4:24PM

    Fab - well done - keep up the good work

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