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We should all give ourselves a big pat on the back!

Friday, May 03, 2013

It has been super slow at work this past week. Quarterly payrolls are done. April 15th is long gone now. The accountants still have work to do, but I have none right now. Since I have had free time, I have been browsing on Spark friend blogs again. I noticed about half of the blogs mention the words "scared" "worried" and/or "upset".

We are all on Spark for a reason. Some of us want to fit into a dress for a wedding. Others want to lose their freshman 15. There are other Sparkers who are training to run marathons. Some of us can afford personal trainers and some of us use laundry detergent as weights! No matter what the reason, we are all trying to better ourselves in some way. I think we should all give ourselves a pat on the back for being on this website. No matter how we are feeling right now, we have all accomplished some kind of goal. Most of us have many goals for the near and far future. We all stumble at some point. Just being on this site shows you have the strength to better yourself even if you don't see it!

I wish everyone would take a minute and just breathe. Give yourself a hug - give yourself a compliment! We are all different, but we all deserve the recognition of being a good person. Even if you feel weak, you are still a great person. Your goal may be to not drink soda for a day or run 20 miles in one day. Even if we don't reach our goals right away, we still deserve a reward for trying. The reward could be telling yourself "you WILL do it tomorrow!" Keep moving forward and look to the next day. Just saying "YES " instead of "maybe" can really help!

I get scared about losing weight. Actually, I still feel scared about it. I get nervous about what people I don't know think about me. In the past, I used to be really upset about it. I put all this energy into being stressed over something I can't control. People will think what they want no matter what to do. People in general are never satisfied. I wish I could show everyone that you need to care about yourself! If you aren't happy with yourself, take small steps to try to fix it. Maybe learning to love your attempt to better yourself can be even better than getting to the end result. Use the energy you put into stress into something else!

Everyone can lose a pound in one way or another. The journey we take is still important no matter which way we go. We all have good days and bad days. I wish I could help everyone who was having a bad day. Sometimes when I am down, I try everything to make myself smile - but it doesn't always work. I just try to remind myself that I have the chance to try again tomorrow. Life is short, and we may not have a tomorrow, but I still try to tell myself Now that I can't give up!

I am still one pound away from my goal weight. Am I scared? Maybe. I don't know. Am I worried I will never lose that one pound? Yes and No. I KNOW I could get to 155 if I only ate celery and carrots all day. That wouldn't be worth it. I don't want to lie to myself about the weight loss. I lost so much weight, and I don't feel like the person I see in the old pictures of myself. It would be so easy to just eat unhealthy foods again. It would be cheaper, more convenient, and tastier! But I need to stop and give myself that pat on the back to keep myself going. It isn't easy to be on this healthy journey. I know it isn't always easy for my Sparkfriends also. Life isn't easy. Life is a challenge!

Thank you to everyone who has posted on my blog, and also on other pages! Your support is appreciated! Hopefully everyone has a nice rest of the day. Even if you went over calories for the day, don't give up. Even if you wanted to go to the gym but can't - don't give up! Keep sparking!

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G33K10V3 8/15/2013 12:11PM

    "People will think what they want no matter what to do. People in general are never satisfied. I wish I could show everyone that you need to care about yourself! If you aren't happy with yourself, take small steps to try to fix it. Maybe learning to love your attempt to better yourself can be even better than getting to the end result. Use the energy you put into stress into something else! "

That is so true and that has been something that is hard for me... I hate disappointing MYSELF and I hate to fail in the eyes of others..... but one thing that I am learning is that I CAN succeed and that no matter what others see or know, I know what I am doing and I am feeling great about it!
I am still not at the point yet where I can really visualize my end result and I know that is okay. Right now (and probably for a long time to come) I am taking it one day at a time and considering each day a win.

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SUPERSYLPH 8/6/2013 9:16PM

    Great blog Thanks!

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GINIEMIE 5/18/2013 7:46AM

    See how wise you are. And we can and do help those having a bad day, when we reach out and comment on a blog or an entry on the friend feed. I know that I've been cheered and patted a lot and I am grateful.
Good job on being just a pound away from your goal. You deserve a pat on the back.
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MSGETHEALTHY35 5/13/2013 10:25AM

    Thank you for posting this Kimpy. I felt this way yesterday and for the first time I was satisfied with the small steps I've taken to keep pushing. You are awesome!

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LEANMEAN2 5/11/2013 7:11AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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GRINCHLETTE 5/10/2013 10:35PM

    congrats on your approaching goal...well, at least that goal. We all know we're in this for life, through the ups and the downs, right? Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Very encouraging.

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JORDANLHALL 5/10/2013 12:36PM

    OMG YOU'RE SO CLOSE!!!!!! :D :D :D

You definitely deserve a pat on the back! I'm always so amazed at your healthy, positive attitude and your ability to persevere! You're truly inspiring! I can't wait to hear from you after you reach all your goals!

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NBRITNER 5/8/2013 6:52PM

  You will lose a pound and more. You deserve
A blue ribbon!!!

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TMBTTLES 5/8/2013 5:47PM

    Thanks for the encouragement :). Wishing you success on your last pound to reach your goal! You can do it!! Keep up the great work.

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MARYBETHMORGAN 5/8/2013 11:54AM

  Thank you!

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    emoticon on the popular blog post!

You are doing so well on the weight loss, I am so happy for you!

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SPARCTICUS 5/7/2013 6:53PM

    Very true! Well spoken. Thank you for your heartfelt remarks and keep up the great work. We can succeed on this journey we've chosen, and will!

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ADAPTINGANNIE 5/7/2013 6:01PM

    Thanks for these beautiful and timely thoughts. It is so easy to get lost in the self-directed negative and so difficult (at times) to find the positive and the inspiration to continue toward your ultimate goal. Good luck as you continue the voyage.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 5/7/2013 7:59AM

    SO right! Thanks for putting it out there!! (now I will go and pat myself on the back:))
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  Great blog!!

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    Thanks.

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LEWILL1982 5/6/2013 10:27AM

    Thank you so much for your reassurance. Really needed to hear (read) that. Great job and way to put it in perspective!

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BANDMOM2012 5/6/2013 10:04AM

    Great job!

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HLOCHRIDGE 5/6/2013 9:09AM

    Great blog!

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    wow. emoticon so much.
have a fantastic day. x0x

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LBTHOMASJR 5/6/2013 8:26AM

    Great Blog. Everyone needs this perspective from time to time. We're all too hard on ourselves sometimes, to the point that a remidner such as yours is in order, to remember not our falures, but just what we HAVE accomplished. Keep up the great work.

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-SHOREIDO- 5/6/2013 8:20AM

    Great way to start this Spring Season!! Good job! emoticon

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CFMOSS 5/6/2013 8:13AM

    Thanks!!

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    What a beautiful blog! emoticon

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Victory is your journey!!

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PENOWOK 5/5/2013 9:36PM

    well said

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    emoticon for your inspiration!!

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    What an encouraging analysis and advice! emoticon

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    Thanks for the great reminder.

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KALEWINE 5/5/2013 2:43PM

    Thank you for the encouragement!

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CDRAWDY1 5/5/2013 12:39PM

    Thank you for the reminder. You reminded me to accept the things I can not change and work on the things I can.... Just ME!!! emoticon

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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/5/2013 9:41AM

    Agreed! We all deserve a pat on our backs for doing what it takes to get in the shape we want, and for doing our best.



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ZSTANLEY 5/5/2013 9:20AM

    Whoa!!!!

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EMILY0724 5/5/2013 9:01AM

    Thank-you so much for posting such an uplifting blog!. Sometimes (a lot of the time) I get caught up on what I'm NOT doing and tend to forget about what I AM doing and all that I've accomplished. This was a great reminder!

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2HAMSDIET 5/5/2013 8:12AM

    emoticon I no longer think of junk food being cheaper as it costs so much more in the long run. I also don't think of junk food as taster but now think grease/salt. I love your blogs you are such an inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KEELIE21 5/5/2013 7:49AM

    I needed this today thank you!

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MAWMAW101 5/5/2013 7:22AM

    Hope I stop and remember the accomplishments not just the set-backs on my journey. Thanks for the reminder!
Congratulations for being recognized for your great blog!
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  Good job, keep it up.

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  Congrats on being so close to goal!

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Official 5k race time: 33:53 - new PR

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Tuesday! and Happy last day of April! Quick update for me!

I finally got the results for the 5K race I did on Saturday. I think I did well because my family was there to support me. They did the 1 mile walk before the race and then waited for me to do the 5K. I had my music this time, so that definitely helped too. I got a new PR! I know the time doesn't matter too much because the main point is that I completed another race! But I am glad I did better. 33:53 woohoo. My old best time was 34:34. I would like to eventually get under 30 minutes - but that won't be for a long time. I need to train a lot more often to get there.

I have another 5K on 5/12. The race is at the park with the crazy hills. When I run here, I don't try to beat my BEST time. I just try to beat the time I last ran at the same park!

Here is my after race picture! Hopefully I have updates more often. I want to start Zumba again. Next week I will go - I already have plans for both days Zumba is offered for this week!



  
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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 5/9/2013 12:09AM

    Congratulations!!! That is awesome!!!

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Congratuations on achieving a personal best record!!!!
Love your picture!
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ABRANDNEWME09 5/1/2013 9:19AM

    Great job!!

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    Yea you!!!

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ALICIALYNNE 4/30/2013 3:58PM

    Congrats on the PR!

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GINGERHAWK 4/30/2013 3:44PM

    Awesome job on your PR and you look fantastic!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/30/2013 2:16PM

    Fantastic! That's inspiring as I have just started running recently -- so looking to do a real 5k sometime in another couple months. :-)

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LYNSEY723 4/30/2013 1:23PM

    Awesome job on the race! You look so great!

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JORDANLHALL 4/30/2013 1:10PM

    Congrats on the new personal record! Keep being amazing!

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Why can't I find running pants with waist string?

Friday, April 26, 2013

That was definitely a strange Blog Title - but it is true! I have been growing out of my old workout clothes again. Most of my tight-fitting workout pants are too big. When I run, they slide down. Only one pair has a string where I can tie them tight. I have been trying on new pairs of pants, and none of them have string on the waist! Even when I try on the smaller size, I jump up and down a few times and the pants just start to slide off of me. When I ran the 5K a few weeks ago, I had to literally hold up my pants the whole race. It was a super pain!

I only saw one pair of running capris in the local Sporting Good store which had string- and they were $60 and hot pink! No thanks! I bought a pair 3 weeks ago which fit me perfectly(no string) and they still slide off of me when I train. I don't understand - I guess it is just how my body is?

Any suggestions on what type to buy or what to do to help with this problem? The only pairs I see that have strings are the loose pants. I don't want to run in relaxed fit pants! I have been to 4 stores now and I am having trouble finding what I want! Boo!

Anyways, work has definitely slowed down. I have had time to actually browse online today! I even commented on some fellow Sparkfriend blogs today! I have a 5K tomorrow, and I wasn't feeling up to it the past two days. Then I read some other blogs, and now I feel better about it! It should be a nice sunny day - so hopefully it isn't too cold when I actually run!

I went to my first NHL game last night. It was super fun! Even though I am not a huge Hockey fan, it was definitely the most exciting sporting event I have ever been to! The Flyers are not in the playoffs, but the fans were still so awesome. It was great!

Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful April so far. April 26th already - WOW! I don't know what May goals I want to create yet - but I need to start working on that soon!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/5/2013 9:44AM

    the Running Room sells pants with drawstrings in them! I have that same problem.

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PEYTONANNIKA 5/4/2013 9:38PM

  I have the same issue with running pants, target, rei fall down on me the nike dry fit has the drawstring and are super comfy and kind of give me a wedgie but don't fall down they are $60 but I felt like they were worth it. Nordstrom.com has the best Sells is the brand and they are around $40 and don't fall down and are super comfy I wear them a lot hope this helps

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BELLES74 5/4/2013 3:11AM

    Lorna Jane's tights do

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    Lorna Jane's tights do

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SHARON10002 5/3/2013 4:23PM

    Oh, please let me have that problem! emoticon I am not a runner, but I can empathize with your problem. Have your tried Under Armour? Many people I know seem to like their products, and supposedly, they fit and wear well. I hope that you find a brand that fit like a glove and works like a charm for you very soon! emoticon

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KIMPY225 4/27/2013 2:27PM

    Thanks for all of the help. I did feel the tube thing in some of the pants. Thanks for all of the suggestions!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 4/27/2013 2:33AM

    Did you ever imagine you'd have this problem a year or two ago? Here you have a non scale victory but it's a very real problem. I don't have any answers but think you have a few good suggestions already. Good luck on the run tomorrow and on finding the right active wear pants/capris.
Maria

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KAPELAKIN 4/26/2013 11:29PM

    My New Balance running tights have a drawstring. I hate having them slide down, too, so I added a drawstring to my Fila tights that didn't come with one. Most pants have a full "tube" all the way around the hem at the waist, so if you snip 2 little holes on the inside front, you can thread a drawstring through. The spandex won't fray, so it works great!

These are the tights I have: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/s~
new-balance-running-tights/

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TATTER3 4/26/2013 10:30PM

    LOL!!! What a prob! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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HHB4181 4/26/2013 9:41PM

    I love sporting events, so much more fun than TV!

Have you tried TJMaxx or Marshalls. Even though I work from the company, I do really like their activewear, it's great brands and prices!

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AEROGIRL1594 4/26/2013 7:28PM

    Good luck finding pants that work for you! I don't really have that problem myself though. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/26/2013 5:30PM

    Good luck on finding the pants! Have fun on the 5K. Loved the photo at the end. You're looking great!

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GINGERHAWK 4/26/2013 3:41PM

    I actually just googled "exercise pants with drawstring waist" and quite a few hits came up with some decently priced options. Good luck at the 5K and I hope you don't spend the whole race holding up your pants - no fun!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 4/26/2013 3:13PM

    Have you checked Target? They have a lot of the Champion C9 gear, with pretty good prices. Also, JC Penneys has some nice fitness clothes. If you can't find pants with the drawstring, just get a pair that fit you now, so you're not struggling to keep them up when you're running.

Good luck and have fun tomorrow!

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I have more free time but my Sparkpeople motivation is missing!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy spring everyone. It has been a while since I posted.

I got all of my blood work results back - I don't have lyme disease. My iron is at 20 and it should be 40 or above? Also I have low Vit D. I have been taking iron and Vit D for the past 2 weeks. The Dr told me the Vit D would give me more energy in a few weeks. I don't know if I have more energy, but I do feel happier. Even in the mornings when I wake up, it is easier to get out of bed. Now I even smile in the morning instead of being grumpy! I just need to KEEP taking the supplements! That is the toughest part for me!


I still watch what I eat. I try to walk and get in extra exercise when I can. Tax season is over, and I have more free time on the weeknights and weekends. I ran a 5K 2 weeks ago & I have another one this Saturday. I went to a 1 mile benefit walk this past weekend. However... something is missing. I don't have the urge to come on Spark people too often anymore. I do love reading the progress of other people. I miss the challenges - for some reason, I have really been slacking on posting on them - sorry teams. Even though I am not losing weight, I am not gaining weight either.

Even though I can fit into size Large and some Medium shirts now, I still hate my body. Since I lost so much weight, the body I have under my clothes is not attractive to me at all. Everyone says I look great -but they don't see the stretch marks and extra skin. I really should go to the gym and work out differently to maybe try to change my body. But I don't have the extra money to spend for a gym membership. Plus, I don't have the motivation to make myself work out that much. It is frustrating - I have come in so far and changed so much in my life.

I am happy in most of my life now - which is a change from the past years. I wasn't miserable before (except with how much I weighed). But now I feel more like myself. Somehow I have changed so much for the better and I love it. However, somehow I have been stuck. I can't push myself harder right now to lose more weight. I am so close to my goal, but I just can't force myself to get there. Maybe I am happy so I am distracted? I am not eating too bad though. I still make great, healthy choices when I am eating most of the time. I do have french fries sometimes, but I limit how often I have them. I want to start Zumba again next week since I won't be working when they have class! I just don't know how to push myself harder. Part of me doesn't want to push harder because I might give up altogether. I am happy on the path I am on until I look at body in the mirror. I wish I knew what to do!

I could starve myself for a week and get to 155- but how is that worth it to myself? I would just gain the weight back the next week and that wouldn't be right. I don't want to cheat the system just to say I reached my goal weight for a day!

Oh well! I need to sit down and make some time for myself. Maybe sitting down and thinking out some different goals will change my outlook again on my weight loss.

Hopefully everyone has a great week! Keep pushing towards all of your goals. I am still trying to reach my goals, it is just tough for me to reach my weight loss goal right now!

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HHB4181 4/23/2013 9:38PM

    Hey, not gaining is important too, don't forget that! Sorry your motivation is lacking. I've been a pound or 2 away from my goal for a while now, just can't seem to get there. Sometimes, I think I'm scared, because once I get to my goal, now what?

For a while I was scared that I would gain the weight back, but I eat so well now that when I do eat crappy I get really sick, so I'm over that.

I stopped strength training in August and still haven't started back up.... I will if you will, lol

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LYNSEY723 4/23/2013 1:31PM

    Staying motivated is sooo hard. I am in a similar place as you. My workouts are suffering. Maybe you need to find a ST video to do at home? That will help change your body! I know you are strong willed and you will get your drive back! Just keep pushing!

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LOOKINGUP2012 4/23/2013 8:43AM

    One step at a time is good.

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TATTER3 4/23/2013 7:15AM

    We are spirits living in shells...the shells will fall away. We just need to take care of these containers....it isn't worth the time to hate them....just keep sparkin'!!!

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2HAMSDIET 4/22/2013 11:43PM

    It sounds like you are not feeling your best don't give up. Keep logging your food and working out as much as you can.. Make note of when you don't feel your best. I found I'm dairy and gluten intolerant and think it would have been the last thing they would have checked if it hadn't been for my spark logs. Be kind to yourself and the changes you have made to your body. You are young give you skin some time to adjust to the changes. Enjoy where you are at and how far you have come. Just don't give up and go back. emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 4/22/2013 4:38PM

    Kim, you have some great things going for you. You're weight is stabalized, you're still running, you acknowledge how your life has improved, and you talk about feeling happier. emoticon
I truly believe you need to consider being content with where you are currently and not stress about those last few pounds. Fighting with those few pounds can very likely be what breaks you and sees you loosing the control you have now. It's from some of my personal experiences that I can say this. I've often been after a number and lost sight of all the good I had gained and let that number haunt me to the point of failure and undoing all the good with a gain and then some. This time around I am determined not to let this happen. When I reach that "goal" this time it's not the final goal Ihave in mind but it's an attainable one I will be okay with stabalizing. If I loose more after that over time great, if not I will be happy with all the non scale victories I've experienced and the number I arrive at.
Kim, you can sort this out. You're being wise considering taking some time to reflect. You'll make the right choices for you.
Maria

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IOWAGRAMMA 4/22/2013 12:45PM

    "Motivation" seems to ebb and flow for most of us. You're doing fine...eating well, following dr's orders, doing exercise when you can. The rest will come as you feel better and ready to move forward again. Give yourself some time to adjust to where you are. Maybe it is a good time to learn a bit about maintenance before you shoot ahead again. Regardless, treat yourself kindly and well and it fill fall into place! Hugs!!

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FITMOMINNJ 4/22/2013 12:07PM

    Your not alone in that department. Hating your body will only back fire, when I see my stretch marks I remind myself that I would rather have those than not because they would be full of fat again. Please try a little kindness toward yourself, you have come a LONG way!!!! emoticon emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 4/22/2013 11:28AM

    Motivation is a myth. Figure out the results you want and the concrete actions needed to achieve them and then JUST DO IT! emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 4/22/2013 10:22AM

    Kim - that happens to everyone - toning that 's all - I am doing the same - You look great to me , your doing awesome -Keep up the good work emoticon

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ALICIALYNNE 4/22/2013 10:13AM

    I don't have any answers or solutions for you, unfortunately. It is pretty common for people to become complacent with their weight-loss when they get close to goal, though. A little thought worms in that "Well, I've already done so much... this last little bit doesn't really seem worth the extra work right now." I'm not saying that is exactly the idea you have now, just that it's something I've seen a lot of people deal with.

Perhaps you should stop trying to lose right now, and focus on maintenance for a few weeks? Maybe explore the fitness DVDs at the library or online, to see if you can shake up your routine without an expensive gym membership? Your workout might just be getting a bit stale, which then becomes kind of boring...

Also - if you ever find a miracle cure for the loose skin, please let me know! I hate it as well, and I'm nowhere near my final goal. The way I look in clothes is nothing like how I look when I'm naked, just due to the stupid loose skin. It supposedly tightens up naturally if you drink lots of water, but it takes a long time.

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Happy April! I love this weather - Different goals this month & outside pics included!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Thank you to everyone who has supported me! I really appreciate it. Every compliment and piece of advice and support really helps me going forward! Thank you!

Normally every month I post my goals for the month. I have been very busy with work and my personal life. Instead of posting my normal goals, I just want to post about what I would like to accomplish this month and what I have planned.

I have two 5K races. One is 4/7 and the other is 4/27. Since I have been on the antibiotics, I have not been exercising because I still don't feel 100%. I am doing yoga tonight after work. I definitely don't feel ready for my race on Sunday - I want to ask my Dr if I should do it or not. Maybe I will walk most of it if I don't feel well. I still want to go even if I can't run.

Once tax season is over, I will have time to go to Zumba again. I miss going! The weather is nicer, so I want to be outside. I just have to definitely make sure I check for ticks right away. I am still waiting for my test results.

Instead of having a weight loss deadline this month, I am getting rid of it for now. Instead of feeling disappointed, I want to focus on other things I KNOW I can do. I do want to reach 155, but I know it won't be this month. I need to work up to exercising more often. I will get there, I just know it will not be this month.

This month I want to accomplish:
-Keep tracking my fitness and food
-More craft projects.
-Keep moving forward - happiness is very important!
-Plan more girls-day-out events if I can.
-Pay off more bills
-Be outside and exercise as much as I can
-Not worry about my weight loss goal. I still want to track, but I got rid of my deadline

I did an Easter pot project which turned out pretty cute. When I get more free time, I want to make more things. I miss doing that!

Hopefully everyone has a fantastic April - actually hopefully you have a great week & a great day! Whenever I get sick, I am thankful for every day I have where I don't feel sick. Since I am feeling a bit better, I am trying to be thankful the best I can! There is a lot going on in everyone's lives, and every bit helps! Don't give up on your goals - just modify them. I am not giving up on my weight loss. I am just changing it to help me get through it!
















  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EXPLORER2988 5/4/2013 7:27PM

  I really enjoy reading your blog's, don't give up on posting them.....Keep them coming.

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SABLENESS 4/5/2013 6:20AM

    Gorgeous pics! Great realistic attainable and inspiring goals! Love the cat!

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JORDANLHALL 4/5/2013 2:33AM

    Keep making great progress! Try your best not to overload yourself and allow for some rest and relaxation!

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MICKEYH 4/4/2013 12:29AM

    Love your pictures. You looks happy. emoticon good luck on your accomplishment .

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 4/3/2013 3:15PM

    Loved the pics of your beautiful blossoms. I have a 'black thumb' and really appreciate someone who can successfully garden. Ginger looks comfy (I think the kitty's name is Ginger...please forgive if I've mis-spoken)!

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LOOKINGUP2012 4/2/2013 8:05PM

    So lovely to see Spring has arrived somewhere. Enjoy April's goals.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 4/2/2013 7:58PM

    You are doing great. Just make sure you take care of you .

The pots are cute and the other pics are good too.

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OLIVIANIGHT 4/2/2013 4:41PM

    Aw those pots are so cute!

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AEROGIRL1594 4/2/2013 4:27PM

    It looks beautiful out! As far as your goals, that is kind of what I am doing too. I am modifying the small things in order to reach long term success. This month I have two big nutrition goals. 1 is to cut out fried foods, and the other is to cut out soda. I have almost given into temptation a few times, but so far so good. I have also made a goal of working out 3x per week. I think these kinds of thinks help rather than focusing solely on weight. Good luck!
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Emma
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KIMCOLLINGS 4/2/2013 1:07PM

    Love the little pots of pansies. They are so cute! I've been trying to get more crafts in too. I have a bag with everything I need to paint some rocks (I found flat ones that are in the exact shape of fish. they need to be painted :) Hope you feel better soon. Glad you got going on the antibiotics quickly. Way to go on your goals. I think April is going to be an awesome month!

Oh yes.....the cat is tooooooooooooo cute!

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LYNSEY723 4/2/2013 1:03PM

    Great blog and goals! I know you will have another successful month!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/2/2013 12:58PM

    Love your Easter pots! How cute!!

Even walking a 5k is a good thing...it makes a lot of sense if you aren't up to running it.

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ATTACKFATCAT 4/2/2013 12:27PM

    I'm sure you'll manage both 5Ks. Even if you have to walk the first one, just consider it a "warm-up" for the next one! I'm really glad you are feeling better and the flowers are lovely. And kitteh belleh! That makes me just want to rub the belly. I'm sure the cat would not approve though.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 4/2/2013 12:17PM

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NKOUAMI26 4/2/2013 11:53AM

    Wonderful and good spirits. I am sure and hope you will be 100% better soon

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GINGERHAWK 4/2/2013 11:39AM

    The flowers are lovely - they make me feel like Spring might really be here! I'm sure you're looking forward to getting beyond April 15th, after which I hope your life normalizes a bit. In the mean time, it looks like you've got a fantastic list of things you want to accomplish this month. Keep pushing!

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ALICIALYNNE 4/2/2013 11:32AM

    Wow, I'm so used to seeing you with a ponytail in your pics! Your hair is cute!

And the pots look awesome!

I love your list of things you would like to achieve this month. As for Sunday - no shame in walking. It's better than sitting on the couch!

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HHB4181 4/2/2013 11:26AM

    Sounds Great! You're doing SO WELL!! emoticon

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TATTER3 4/2/2013 11:04AM

    Love it...appreciate the good cheer!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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