Saturday, July 25, 2009
I've been away from SparkPeople for a few weeks, but I have been staying on track with my food. I'm continuing to lose weight, but I haven't been exercising regularly. I started a new job and got sick shortly afterwards and kinda lost my momentum. My schedule at work has changed and I'm going in an hour earlier, so exercising in the morning is out. So, beginning next week I will try to workout at the end of my day. I've lost a total of 30 pounds since coming back to SparkPeople about 5 months ago, and I want to keep moving forward.
Wish me luck!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Yesterday was an outstanding day for me . Friday was my last day at my old job and I was truly touched by all of the well wishes, gifts, encouragement and hugs received from those I've worked with throughout the hospital over the last almost 4 years.
My day began at 5:45 Friday morning, when I lay in bed trying to decide what I would wear to work on this my last day at the hospital. I remembered it was 'jean day', and thought, "If only I could wear my favorite jeans". I decided I would try them on and jumped out of bed, didn't even turn on the light, went to the closet, pulled them off the hanger and stepped into them. When they got pass my hips with ease I held my breath! I pulled them over my stomach and tried to button them and to my surprise they buttoned . I paused for a minute and thought ok, now for the zipper. I took a deep breath and pulled on the zipper and up it went without stopping -- I screamed!!
I ran to the phone and called my daughter who is my comrade on this journey and also a SparkMember, and when she answered, at 6:00 a.m., I began singing, "I'm wearing my jeans, I'm wearing my jeans!!" and kept singing that song in my heart all day long. Finally, after a going away dinner with co-workers, I returned home and undressed and sang my song one last time as I headed to the closet to hang my favorite jeans in their new place in the front of the closet.
Never give up, never give up!
Saturday, May 09, 2009
I have been putting other things ahead of my weight loss routine again, and that always leads to backsliding. I get tired and/or sick, take a break from my exercise routine, start eating things I shouldn't eat, and before I know it I'm putting back on inches and then pounds. Well, I'm determined not to let that happen this time! This is the year I will lose the weight!!
I only worked-out twice this week and I didn't do much tracking on SparkPeople. Tracking on SP and communicating with other members is as important as eating right and exercising, so I'm committing to getting back on track with everything this week.
Being tired is a major factor in my eating habits and so is stress. Right now I'm having some financial difficulties and I'm about to start a new job in a week. My financial troubles are short term, but pressing. Once I leave the old job and start the new one, the stress of the old job will be gone and I'll be on my way to resolving my financial woes with my new salary. So, I just need to stay prayerful, think positive, and keep doing what's working.
I put on a pair of pants this past week that I have not been able to wear for 5 months , so I know I am making progress and I will not lose the progress; no more starting over - I'm continuing to move forward from this point!
Sunday, March 08, 2009
I set unrealistic goals when I returned to SparkPeople 3 weeks ago and renewed my efforts to lose weight. I lost 4 pounds the first week and was disappointed; I wanted to lose 10. Then the following 2 weeks I didn't lose anything; disappointed is not the word for how I felt.
Rather than give up this time, I reached out to SparkMembers and received encouragement and support and shared stories of how they continued on when discouraged. So, I took another look at my goals, changed the frequency of my weigh-ins and committed to continuing on my journey and not giving up.
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