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Friday, May 08, 2009

Okay, you are so very very right Maya and thanks for the kick in the pants.. I very much need to stop skipping meals the Dr. has told me the same thing.. right now I know most of that is my illness just making me very scatterbrained.. but I need to keep trying.. I think I perhaps need to set reminders for myself on the computer to go off at breakfast, lunch and dinnertime .. so I will remember.. !!! Yea that's a great idea... problem solved! In fact THANKS FOR THE REMINDER.. it's yet still just 7:48 and I will go have breakfast right now!!!!

I wanted to copy and past the Healthy reflection here because I would like myself to reread this as I think it makes a ton of sense.. so this is mostly for me.. but hey if you want to comment feel free I think it's a great concept.. trying to stamp everything into my brain that I learn here :)

Persistence. Persistence. Persistence.

We keep hearing about how persistence is often the key to success. But what do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like your goal is never going to see light? How do you deal with the fear that you're about to fail? Simple. Give it just one more shot. And then one more. Think about the sweat and time you've committed already. You've come this far, you'd be unfair to yourself if you quit without a fight. Even if the odds are way out of your favor and you can't see how it can possibly help, reach out and take one last swing. You never know what will happen. Big, meaningful achievements don't just happen when everything goes your way. How many times have you seen tennis players make miraculous winning shots while lunging for a ball that seemed impossible to reach? Sometimes, you can find victory in the effort.

  
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BIGGIRL2082010 5/8/2009 11:20AM

    Oooh, I *love* the idea of the reminders/alerts! Yeah, that'll at least remind you. You may still be too absorbed in whatever you do , so make sure you set up a snooze function, too - that way, it'll keep naggin' at you every 10 minutes or so. :)

Thanks for not getting mad at me ... it's hard to convey concern over the 'net without coming across as being a pushy ol' so and so. :) Yeah, you keep trying and that's really ALL it takes. Which you know, given how MUCH you've already accomplished! Kudos on the tremendous progress to date - I know you're SOON going to be in the 1##s and then you'll be whizzing right past me to goal! :)

Hugs,
Maya


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Not enough calories again...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Well I came in at 745 today.. wow a bit low you think? I forgot to eat breakfast and dinner today.. I made myself a salad at eight.. put in ham and cheese and dressing and a glass of milk so I got my protein in for the day.. that's good... anyway I'll get there.. maybe this is all my body needs right now because I'm just brimming with energy which is pretty normal for mania.. I'm making the most of it though I got my bed made, the refrigerator cleaned out, the microwave and toaster oven spic and span, the oven oven clean... the cabinets in the kitchen organized and rearranged.. the pots and pans rearranged.. I even cleaned under the kitchen sink! WOO HOO!!! heheeh feels good to get all that done.. I still have a long way to go before I feel comfortable with my house but it's happening!

Today I got a new mattress for my bed!!!!! I have needed one since forever and it got so bad I was having trouble sleeping even before I went into this mania.. so thank God for my parents.. they had an extra mattress that they keep in the house for grand kids .. when they come and visit and my old mattress wouldn't bug the little buggers because they are at normal weights and they can just turn it over and it will be fine for one or two nights.. but sleeping on that thing day in and day out at 234 pounds right now.. well it takes it's toll! And as you well know when you are working out and trying to lose weight your beauty sleep is very important!!!!

So God willing I'll get a good nights sleep tonight!!!!! Well I hope everybody is doing good.. I sure feel good.. my mom is going to print out my food nutrient tracker stuff for me to take to the doctor because my printer doesn't work. I tried to install it and it just doesn't work. But they (my parents) bought me a new printer!!!!! I'm so excited I could wet my pants!!! WOW.. huh? Do I have the greatest parents or what? I am so lucky I haven't pushed them away .. so many Bipolar people don't have a loving family because it's such a hard disease to understand.. one minute the person seems normal then all of a sudden they lose it.. SIGH.. well I'll get it under wraps here soon...

Peace everybody .. and if y ou haven't already go check out that vid. I posted earlier it's really great LOL emoticon

  
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BIGGIRL2082010 5/8/2009 9:02AM

    You do have a fabulous family! I'm glad you got the new mattress - yeah, sleep is critical to ALL aspects of life, but especially when you're working out!

Hey, I have to admit I know nothing about being bipolar (I do hit the ultra-high highs, myself, and the lowest of lows, too!) but I'm wondering - won't exercise help with regulating that, too? I know that every time I do some exercise, even if it's just hula hooping (barely gets my heartrate up at all!), I feel great for hours and hours afterwards!

Keep up the hard work, Kari. And hey, EAT! You need the calories. I'm gonna keep bugging you about it because the problem is, if your body goes into starvation mode, it's gonna grab on to ANY calorie you give it, and try to store it as fat. So, if you're averaging 800 calories a day, and then one day you eat 1000 calories, it's gonna want to store those "extra" 200 calories as fat. You really don't wanna go there, okay? So you get your calories up to 1200 or so. And until you do, I'll keep nagging at you. So there.

Hugs,
Maya


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Phaze 2!!!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Happy surprise this morning when I put in Leslie Sansone's walk away the pounds vid.. I've only ever managed the first workout the one mile with weights.. today it wasn't enough to get my heart rate up enough!!!! Had to put in the second two mile walk with weights.. WOO HOO!!!! I didn't make it through the whole two mile but I made it to the mile marker so next time I put in the tape I'll go straight to Phaze 2.. yay me!!!! 2 miles in 30 minutes!!!! That's a 15 minute mile! I remember when I started walking I was walking a 30 minute mile.. 2 miles an hour.. I've come a long way!!!!! Nice.

So I'm doing the happy dance.. now back to the Spring cleaning... and gonna support some other people on here.. God bless you all.. enjoy today!!!! Make it happen!!!! emoticon

  
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SCAROUSEL1 5/8/2009 9:55AM

    I'm doing a happy dance just for you... CONGRATULATIONS! It is an amazing feeling isn't it?

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BIGGIRL2082010 5/8/2009 8:57AM

    Awesome, awesome, AWESOME!


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MRSHONEYC 5/7/2009 9:12PM

    Well, all RIGHT! You're DOING IT! 3 mile marker, HERE SHE COMES!
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Found the funniest workout Camp!!~

Thursday, May 07, 2009

http://www.remanents.com/blog/2009/05/so-m
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LOL check this out.. I would totally go there if I had the body.. "Do they have a size 15?" serving hot dogs was a nice touch.. I hesitate to say more for fear of giving it all away.. but it's a great add and it makes me want to go buy a pair of Nike's.

In fact I've been meaning to go buy myself a great new pair of shoes in honor of my commitment to get in shape and for the simple fact that I would then be able to put my old shoes into the car with a pair of footies so that wherever I am doing I can always stop and take a walk if the mood strikes..

So many times I have driven past a beautiful lake or felt like I wanted to take a hike or a walk because the day was beautiful but I found myself in a dress and heels.. and unable to.. I am holding myself back when this happens.. I have to be ready! So in addition to the shoes and the socks I think I will put a nice pair of pants and shorts and a tee shirt into the trunk of my car and just have it there... insurance that I will be ready for anything..

I already keep a swimsuit and a towel in the car.. heck I'll just make it a whole gym bag lol.. guess I have made another thing to do for my list today.. but it's inspiring using the web to learn from places like this .. I feel much more upbeat and energetic than I have in a long time.

Have a great day everybody.. I plan to! emoticon

  
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BIGGIRL2082010 5/8/2009 8:56AM

    That's a HILARIOUS video! Thanks for sharing! (Rita shared it on another team and I couldn't stop laughing as I watched ... all I could think was: OUCH!)

Your trunk sounds "well-prepared" for all opportunities. But ONE more thing: clean underwear! Believe me, after a good run or jog, you don't want to change back into clean clothes and have to endure sweaty, sticky underwear under them! :D

Oh, yeah, and a scrunchy or something to keep your hair off your face as you run ... I guess it depends on the length of your hair. :)

Cheers,
Maya


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MRSHONEYC 5/7/2009 2:13PM

    WOOO HOOOO!
I don't think I want to be seen running nekey no matter HOW svelt I get!!!!
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Thanks for sharing!
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Forgot to eat dinner....

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Did good today until dinner.. forgot to eat again.. I did my Biggest Loser workout this morning with Bob Harper.. I was sweating all over and it was very hard to keep up but for the most part I did.. then I went up and took a hot shower... to recover and it felt good. I DID IT>.. therefore I can do it!!!!! I knew I could after watching the Biggest Loser... even if I never make it on the show.. I can still be a Biggest Loser... emoticon I did have a chicken breast at around 8pm when I remembered that I forgot to eat... so altogether I got around 800 calories for the day.. I did keep track in my diary in my purse all day long so there would be no forgetting when I went to enter it onto the Nutrition tracker... I find that my exercise doesn't get rid of many calories at this point so I think I really need to walk everyday in addition to my 30 minutes of HEART POUNDING exercise... I love to walk in nice weather.. yes I'm a fair weather walker.. at least outside.. and I do feel that my eliptical machine can be a lot like just walking if I don't take up the intensity so high.. at least exercise keeps my brain from driving me nuts.. so anyway .. last night I was able to sleep for 5.5 hours which was the best I've done for 5 days now.. so that was great.. Mom and Dad have a really comfortable king size mattress to sleep on in there guest bedroom upstairs so that's heavenly after sleeping on my twin size springy mattress that is very uncomfortable.. hard to come home to that!!!! But Tiger would have missed me and I had to get my medication filled.. Boy I can't wait to get this mania under control so I can FUNCTION again.. anyway I'm writing another book here again .. wow.. time to stop.. Thanks for all the support you guys have been really awesome!!!! emoticon

  
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SCAROUSEL1 5/7/2009 12:45PM

    I'VE BEEN DOING VARIOUS BOB & JILLIAN WORKOUT SINCE JOINING SP IN MAY OF '07 AND I STILL SWEAT ALL OVER... ACK! I LOVE THEM THOUGH! THEY ARE AWESOME! JUST THINK... WE WILL HAVE BETTER LONG TERM RESULTS BECOMING BIGGEST LOSERS AT HOME... WOOHOOOOO!!!

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MRSHONEYC 5/7/2009 11:00AM

    Um, I have that "forget to eat" problem as well! I get so busy or "into" whatever I'm doing that before I know it, it's gone from 7 am to 2 pm and I'm "starving"! DUH! When I was in Georgia I was a vendor stocker and I spent most of my day at the store stocking (I had 5 accounts) and I'd set my cell phone alarm to go off every 2 hours to remind me to eat something ( a banana, or an orange or an Odwalla bar) otherwise I'd get home around 3 and not really have time to eat before having to prepare dinner!
GOOD JOB on all that exercise! And I'm SOooooooo jealous of your 5.5 hours sleep! With the train track here and their incesant horn blasting I have NO idea how long I actually sleep, but whatever it is, it's broken. Yes, the cat would have missed you TERRIBLY! I miss "my" cats - okay, they're not MINE, they belong to my kids, but "you-know-who" always fed them, petted them, loved on them ... boo hoo! Well, good thing I've got my dog, Benji, with me :)

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BIGGIRL2082010 5/7/2009 10:52AM

    Want a kick in your rear? Here! emoticon emoticon

Notice I picked the cleated football shoes to make more of an impact. :)

You CAN'T starve yourself - your body WILL take revenge the first chance it gets. So, today, eat a MINIMUM of 1300 calories (I know they say 1200, but if you shoot for 1200 and miss by a few ... so better to shoot for 1300 and miss!)

And you're right about the exercise. I find that I lose faster and easier if I stay active all day rather than just doing ONE bout of exercise, even if it's a very high-intensity bout. So I try to do a few minutes of dancing or hula hooping or even just running the stairs a few times a day, PLUS a regular, formal workout. Your idea of adding in a walk would be great - doesn't even have to be a long one! Just a little extra moving, 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there!

I dance to YouTube videos all the time ... ;)

Cheers,
Maya


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STARPEACE 5/7/2009 7:34AM

    YOU WILL IN TIME. IT IS HARD FOR ME DUE TO MY SENSITIVE STOMACH. I AM STILL TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING TO EAT IN THE AFTERNOON. I EAT WHAT I CAN AND WHEN I CAN OR I WILL BE IN PAIN. IT IS A PROCESS. YOU ARE A WINNER BECAUSE YOU STARTED. I ALWAYS WISHED TO BE ON THE BIGGEST LOSER SHOW. MAYBE IF YOU PUT A STICKER OR A REMINDER SOMEWHERE SO YOU WON'T FORGET TO EAT. I WISH I COULD EAT ALL THE THIGS I USE TO BUT, SAY SALADS I CAN'T EAT FRUIT I CAN'T EAT, IT IS FRUSTRATING BUT I DON'T LET IT BOTHER ME. IF I CAN ONLY EAT TWICE A DAY I AM HAPPY. I TRY NOT TO STRESS IT IS HARD BUT IN TIME YOU WILL. STRESS JUST LEADS TO WEIGHT GAIN. YOU ARE DOING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS WORKING OUT GO GIRL!
GIVE YOURSELF SOME CREDIT! YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH. WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU WILL COME. IN THE MEANTIME JUST START A NEW DAY! AS LONG AS YOU KEEP STARTING YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE.

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