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Today was a good day!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Just a quick blog for blog's sake. Yesterday I started a dietbet challenge so I'm getting my butt in gear as to not lose any of my hard earned moola. Yesterday I ate well and worked out. Hard.

Today I woke up with a headache and felt like I couldn't get full. I had a good breakfast but still wanted more. So I had more. 2 kashi bars that put my calories at like 1000 before lunch, even.

I met a friend for lunch and ordered a turkey sandwich and didn't eat the whole thing. I ate 3/4 and threw the rest away. Yep, down the chute. Didn't have the urge to clean my plate per usual. I also had fruit for dessert instead of a cookie, or worse, ice cream. I know these are things normal sized people do everyday, but it's monumental for me because a) I like to eat and b) it's a shame to waste food. We then walked for a LONG time and I drank water and felt super healthy for the first time in a LONG time.

Then came home and lifted weights and did stretching. Who am I? Is the old me trying to get out? I've kept her trapped under this fat for the last couple of years so she just might be building up the strength to bust out. I hope so.

  
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GOLFGMA 4/3/2014 6:24AM

    Yay you! Now you have the momentum going I'm sure that healthy you will burst forth! emoticon

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MAGA99 4/2/2014 8:32PM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/2/2014 8:25PM

    thatīs great love i hope this diet bet is just the spur you need.keep on keeping on you are doing great emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MCFITZ2 4/2/2014 6:48PM

    Glad you feel good about your self and what you are doing. I feel that is one of the best things about making the journey to better health. emoticon

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Monday, March 10, 2014

I worked four 12 hour shifts and even though I took my meals to work and had the best of intentions I ate a lot of junk and sodium-laden foods. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon On Thursday I did ok, but Friday we ordered Olive Garden and I ate too much. Then Saturday my father-in-law came to stay with us because he lost power due to an ice storm. I love him, but it's stressful with him here. emoticon On Sunday, work was super stressful and I didn't get lunch until 3:30 so I had greasy pizza and 2 candy bars!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Needless to say, I didn't lose any this week. But, I didn't gain either!

Things I've learned this week:

1. I stress eat. For real.

2. When I eat junk, I feel like junk.

3. Too much sodium makes me swell and gives me a monster of a headache.


Things I'm going to do differently this week:

1. I'm going to start locking my wallet in my car instead of taking it into work with me. If I don't have any money on me I can't go to the cafeteria and buy crap.

2. I'm going to make fitness a priority. I did walk today and will again tomorrow and Wed. before I go back to work on Thurs.

3. Monitor my sodium intake more closely.

I have a physical tomorrow and am nervous about my blood work. My levels have always been normal but my eating has been out of control and I'm nervous my glucose level will be high. This may sound crazy, but I almost hope it's slightly elevated as that might be the motivation I need to get my butt in gear that I seem to be lacking, of late.

Today I went with hubby to have an MRI of his brain. He's had 3 brain tumors and it's been 8 years since his last one. He was having yearly MRI's but now he can go every 4 years since the scan today was clear!!! Yay!!! And how do you celebrate a clear MRI? By eating hot dogs of course, lol. I'll do better tomorrow. Promise.

I hope everyone has a great week! The weather is finally getting more spring-like. Tomorrow it's going to be in the 70's!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/15/2014 11:08PM

    boy do i know the relief of a clear mri of the brain i have to have one every 6 months and an anniogram every year.how did your blood work go love.good i hope.sorry i am playing catch up still since i came out of hospital.keep on keeping on you are doing great love i am proud of you.remember the main thing is that you never give up. emoticon

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PRINCESSRIALS 3/10/2014 9:51PM

    You're doing great if you're learning what not to do and making changes along the way. That's some great news on DH! So exciting!!!!
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Blooming Beauties Challenge

Monday, March 03, 2014

I'm participating in a DONE girl challenge called Blooming Beauties. It started March 1 and ends on Memorial Day. We weighed in at the beginning of the challenge and again on holidays like St. Pat's day, Earth day, Easter, etc. until Memorial Day. This is a 12 week challenge and I'd like to lose 1.5 lbs a week which will be 18 lbs.

I am so sick of starting and stopping challenges and am going to try my best to finish this one.

This is the dreaded before picture for the challenge:

I'm going to get back to walking and lifting weights. Some co-workers and I are doing a mud run in June so I need to be ready for that. I'm not running it, just walking, slipping and sliding in the mud, lol.

I'm going to do a weekly blog/weigh in: Today my weight is 265!

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/15/2014 11:09PM

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PORSCAD 3/5/2014 8:55PM

    You go girl! I want to do a mud run this summer too. Glad to be in the challenge with you. emoticon emoticon

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STACYR31 3/4/2014 1:23PM

    Way to go on signing up for the mud run! Can't wait to see your progress for this challenge!

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LUVKARLA 3/4/2014 1:49AM

    emoticon You are gonna rock this challenge!

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GOLFGMA 3/3/2014 8:00PM

    Good for you. I think challenges are the way to go. Signed up for a new one today also. My challenge is the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" challenge here on SP. I am challenging myself to lose 5 lbs by July 14. I have 3.5 to go. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WEIGH-2-GO 3/3/2014 7:51PM

    Cant wait to read as you succeed in this challenge good luck!

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DNJEN471 3/3/2014 5:32PM

    You're gonna do great!! Can't wait to see your progress!!

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WINDMILLS18 3/3/2014 5:31PM

    Yay for being a Blooming Beauty! You are beautiful already and I can't wait to see how you succeed in this challenge!
Peace and Love,
Jamie

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T-Minus 45 Days

Saturday, November 16, 2013

There are 45 days left in the year so I'm going to shout it from the rooftop, or virtual rooftop as it were, that I'm going to be 10 lbs lighter by Jan 01, 14! There, I put it out there for all of you to see.

I do very well when in competitions but poorly left on my own so this is a competition I'm going to be having with myself. I will start the next BLC in January and I'm going to start it at 255 lbs.

45 days left in this year and I WILL DO IT!

I'm also going to start training for a Marine Mud Run in June 2014.

I know this will be difficult to do during the holidays but if I wait until January, which my brain is still trying to talk me into, I'll find another excuse.

NO EXCUSES. NO EXCUSES. NO EXCUSES. NO EXCUSES. NO EXCUSES. NO EXCUSES.

  
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PRINCESSRIALS 1/20/2014 7:52PM

    Did you make it? Are you on a BLC team? AND WHY DON'T I EVER HEAR FROM YOU ANYMORE?!?!?!?!?!

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GOLFGMA 11/17/2013 7:44AM

    Good idea for accountability. Wishing you both success! emoticon

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KIMMYLOU4 11/16/2013 9:31AM

    Thanks, Karen. I need accountability. Yes, let's weigh in on Wed. so we'll be in habit for BLC. I'm going to ask to be back on the vikings, only team I've ever been on! I miss you too.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/16/2013 9:25AM

    kimmy you donīt have to do this alone.i will do it with you but my aim will be 8lbs as i have alot going on re drīs hospitals etc and my exercise is limited till after my knee op.so how shall we do it.weigh once a week and report back to us our weight loss?which day to you want to weigh,wednesday?to get in the habbit of the blc weigh ins.which team are you going to ask to be in.hopefully the pink vikings as i miss our daily interchanges.know you can do this and you are not alone. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Crossfit...fail.

Friday, August 02, 2013

I had a groupon for an unlimited month of crossfit so I thought I'd give it a try. I watched youtube videos to see what to expect. I really wanted to be able to do it and I'm so mad at myself for quitting after only one class.

The first week we had 3 intro classes to learn proper form. I've been doing squats for years but never that low and for that long. I left the first night jelly legged and in pain. All through the first night I had terrible muscle cramps(dehydration?) and my legs were killing me.

Today is four days later and my legs are nearly normal except the super tightness in my knees. I think I was ashamed that I couldn't do it as well as my co-workers who went with me, so I stupidly squatted farther than my legs should.

I really don't like to give up on things but I didn't go back for fear of a permanent injury. My knees are pretty bad as is and I could just see me blowing a knee out. So, I've decided to try to work my way up to crossfit by way of they Y. I called the Y and they will give you a 3 day pass to make sure you like it. The one near me has tons of classes, pool, sauna. Even hot yoga which I've always wanted to try.



  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/15/2013 5:05PM

    go foer it love.i am proud of yopu that you tried it is more than others have done.how are you doing?keep on keeping on emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOLFGMA 8/3/2013 8:34PM

    I am a dummy and don't know what crossfit is, so, I am ready to google and find out what I am missing. emoticon

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CHERYL_ANNE 8/3/2013 8:21AM

    You tried that particular class and it wasn't for you - hardly the same thing as outright quitting! You did nothing to be ashamed of - you are you and know your limits and abilities. Your co-workers have different ones from you.

Whatever works for you that you like to do is what's gonna "get it" for you and ignite the fire within you to continue.

You got this - you're listening to your body. Can't ask for more than that!

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PAMTHER 8/3/2013 7:42AM

    I heard that crossfit was the best thing since sliced bread, so I researched it to see what it was. What it is, for me, is an injury waiting to happen. At my weight, toots, I would have to lose at least 50 pounds in order to even try crossfit. Once you're there, though, I'm sure you would have mind blowing results. It sucks to have to lose weight in order to exercise, though!

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