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Whataya want from me????

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

" Just don't give up- I'm working it out- just don't give in, I won't let you down, it messed me up need a second to breathe.....Whataya want from me???? - Adam Lambert "whataya want from me" lyrics.

This week, I dedicate this song to myself. Last week was my sons IEP meeting at school and this was just a huge ball of stress, I knew it was coming- I thought I was ready, I had a plan, ..... not so much with the actual following of said plan.

Little history, My son Shawn is Autistic- He is the best kid in the world and you will never find anyone who tries harder. But Our relationship with his school district has been contentious at best, Federal Violation, mediation, attorneys....you get the picture. Well we fought hard last year and we secured an aide and other important accommodations which have made a huge difference in his life this school year. But in order to keep these things going we kinda have to prove that he still needs them and these meeting are always very stressful. Last week I let the stress eat me alive - I literally rolled over and pulled the covers over my head and kinda checked out for a while. The meeting went OK Thank God. But I medicated myself with food and did not hit the gym- you know all the things that make me feel better- I didn't do them - and it sucked.

I gained 7lbs. - yep, 7 lbs. months of work down the drain. This was the recording playing in my head Saturday night. "you can't do this, you have been stuck losing the same 5-7 lbs. for months now- maybe you don't have it in you anymore"

Then you know what? I saw my sister - she works 2 jobs and just graduated - so we weren't seeing each other as often as we'd like. And she said she was totally amazed by how great I looked, she said I reminded her of the Julie from high school. I complained that I had gained 5 lbs. back and she said " "You lost 70 lbs. you know how hard that is? your body has been through so much change- it was a stressful week- What do you want? - give yourself a break ." And you know what she's right, I really needed to take a second and breathe and remember I have lost 70lbs. in the last 10 months- that is freakin amazing and I am not done yet- it may come off a little slower but it will come off - I can do this, I have done this, I will do this.

My sister joined the Y this week and said I inspired her to lose weight- she has been eating healthier and worked out 5 days last week and 2 this week- I just came form there and we sweated our a**es off on that elliptical. I am so proud of her, and thankful she was there to stop my pity spiral. Last week sucked, this week is better . I want to keep going , and I WILL NOT GIVE UP.

Jules

  
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LIQUEURLADY 4/25/2010 7:04PM

    I am so glad your sister was there, both for her own inspiration and to help you out of your discouragement. Your autistic son needs a champion for him, and he needs that champion healthy. You are also modelling for him a way (not) to manage stress, so he's able to make good choices when he can. No one bats 1.000, so it's real important to learn and know that even when you've done not so well at the last at-bat, it's time to take the best shot the next time around. You're going to get this done! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRIPLE_EMME 4/22/2010 3:21PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your stressful week!

Stress can derail me, too.

It sounds like you are back on track. That is the important part. Stop focusing on your setback and be proud of your accomplishments. 70 pounds lost!!! I'm so proud of you!


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MICHCLEARY 4/21/2010 10:37PM

    Great blog. Sometimes I think some of that weight is just all the guilt we carry around and beat ourselves up with. I know you can do it. We've been on here along time cheering each other on!

I hope you have a better week. Let me know if I can help. I need you on here to do our Eclipse countdown!!!! How many days is it anyway.

Hugs,

Michele
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CASUSK 4/21/2010 8:24PM

    I am right there with you Jules. For some reason stress seems to totally derail me. Like you I don't just have a bad day, I totally check out of everything I've been doing. It takes a few days but I'll come out, usually heavier and disappointed. It's a vicious cycle, but we are more aware of it then we were before. I'm proud of you for losing those 70 pounds. I can't wait until I can say that. It was a bad week but you are back on track now and ready to shed those pounds again. You are successful not for what you've done but for what you continue to do. You rock and you inspire so many of us.

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Last week and this week.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Well, I had a crazy week, Kids on spring break and schedule thrown all over the place.

First - great week weight loss wise. I finally hit the 70lb. goal. Ended the week with the 2.2 net loss. Would have been more, but was bad on Friday:( Had some great workouts at the gym this week. Got some really awesome capri jeans that make my legs and butt look great. I so love shopping again.

Second, Next week - I feel really great about it. - My sister joined the Y this week so I have a new workout buddy- awesome. I am gonna nail that 162 lb mark on Saturday- I can just feel it. Planned new 2 days nutrition and I have been doing much better about drinking more water. Weather is warming up and It just makes me feel so happy. Wednesday is an IEP meeting at my sons school- this is always stressful so to counteract this I am gonna post what I eat and workout details here in my blog that day- accountability.


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TRIPLE_EMME 4/14/2010 10:13AM

    I'm very happy for you!!!

You are doing GREAT!!! Thank you for being such an inspiration.

I hope you have a fabulous week and attain your new goals, too!

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LIQUEURLADY 4/14/2010 1:29AM

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CASUSK 4/11/2010 11:35PM

    I'm so proud of you for hitting your 70 pound mark. I know getting back into the routine of things can be a good or bad thing. I'm hoping it is a good thing for both of us. Good idea bloging your food and fitness for accountability. You are definitely making great progress and I'm sure you'll hit your next goal soon. Hope you have a great week.

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I would like to thank......

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Yesterday when I was anticipating finally hitting the 70lb. mark I was thinking about what to blog on this momentous occasion and it hit me - write about the things and people that have helped get you here- so here goes- NOT in any order of importance.

1. Rubbermaid water bottles ( with the chug top) wide enough mouth to add lots of ice-cubes- seals tight to shake up stuff- like slim fast and crystal light.


2. The Youngstown OH Davis branch YMCA- for creating a welcoming environment where anyone can work out-

3. Green and Blacks chocolate- cause if your only gonna eat 1 serving it better be darn good Chocolate- :)

4. Stephenie Meyer- for writing the books that inspired my goals- "Like everything in life, I just had to decide what to do with what I was given.

5. my sparkfriends-Blondedog, tripleemme, Casusk,Michcleary, stupidlamb ..and so many others- you make me laugh and inspire me every day.

6. My son Joe- who constantly reminds me to reach my goals.

7. Smartones- for making the English muffin breakfast sandwiched that start almost everyday for me.

8. My handsome hubby- the reason I'm bringing sexy back:)

9. My Sansa Fuze MP3 player -never freezes- long battery life- key to my survival.

10. my father in law who's weight loss was my original inspiration.

These things and people have made my weight loss a success- Thanks all 70 down 30 more to go...... now where is that water bottle??????

  
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BLONDEDOG 4/8/2010 6:40AM

    You know I think you're fabulous right? Congrats!!!!! Oh, and I think you forgot to thank someone...

YOURSELF!!!!
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BR>Don't forget that you did all the hard work, everyone else just cheered you on!

YOU ROCK!!!

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CASUSK 4/8/2010 12:15AM

    I've been gone all day today so when I read that you had met your goal I actually cheered for you. My kids looked at me funny, but as soon as they saw I was on SP they just nodded and walked on. I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! You are such an inspiration!

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TRIPLE_EMME 4/7/2010 10:53PM

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I am so happy for you!!! 70 pounds gone -- emoticon

You are a big inspiration to me. I'm so glad that I logged onto Spark tonight and read your blog. It is helping me end the day on a positive note.

Plus, I'm going to try one of those smartones breakfast sandwiches, too!!!

Keep up the great work!




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LIQUEURLADY 4/7/2010 8:50PM

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MICHCLEARY 4/7/2010 7:30PM

    Hey CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was having such a bad day I almost missed this.

I'm so proud of you! Dang I'm going to have to weigh myself soon to see if I'm catching up to you.

Thanks for always inspiring me and for having such great pics that a Twihard like me always finds something lovely to look at.

You are fantastic and will hit that 100lb lost mark before you know it! emoticon

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MCMPOOH43 4/7/2010 4:16PM

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Awesome work!! :)

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A little red tank top= alot of happiness.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Today I did something I never though I would again. I wore a liitle red tank top- not under my shirt, but as my shirt. And my hubby said I looked "hot", and you know what?, I felt hot, I felt confident, I felt pretty. So today goes down in the history of me as the day I was able to wear a tank top and feel good about it.

and that is pretty darn great.

  
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TRIPLE_EMME 4/5/2010 9:58AM

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I'm so happy for you!!!

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CASUSK 4/1/2010 10:39PM

    Way to go! I love it. It's great to feel good about yourself.

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ANNSTOECKL 4/1/2010 7:42PM

    I'm so pleased for you. Way to go! Blessings, Ann

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ANNSTOECKL 4/1/2010 7:42PM

    I'm so pleased for you. Way to go! Blessings, Ann

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ANNSTOECKL 4/1/2010 7:42PM

    I'm so pleased for you. Way to go! Blessings, Ann

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ANNSTOECKL 4/1/2010 7:42PM

    I'm so pleased for you. Way to go! Blessings, Ann

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MICHCLEARY 4/1/2010 5:31PM

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WOOT WOOT for you!

Great job.

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Glad to be back at the gym:)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Well I managed to hit the gym 2 days in a row and I can already feel the difference, so much more energy, and happier.... added some new songs to my playlist- helped alot.


Lost 3.5 lb. on the scale this morning- gotta be water weight, but awesome anyway.

should be in 160 ville tomorrow.

When I stick to the plan I lose weight- huh go figure--

Love to you all. Jules

  
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TRIPLE_EMME 3/31/2010 10:32AM

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I'm happy for you.

Keep it up, sister!!!

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BLONDEDOG 3/31/2010 10:19AM

    Hey there Jules! Glad you're back at the gym! It's amazing how much better it makes us feel isn't it!?!

Keep it up!

YOU ROCK!!!

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CASUSK 3/30/2010 10:27PM

    Glad your back on track. I've been thinking positively for you. Now its my turn with the dreaded PMS...gggrrrrr. Back cravings, I said back! emoticon

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