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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This is going to make you laugh.......but it's true......I HAVE NO WORDS!

Hard to believe I know. I have written at least four blogs and I've deleted them or my computer froze up and I didn't have the heart to recreate them.

So much has been going on and I have just been ignoring this site. I don't know why....it should be the most important thing for me right now. But all the struggles with job hunting and some health issues I am dealing with right now.....I just can't focus.

I'm gonna try and be better...I've read some of your blogs and they are excellent. So I am going to keep enjoying your inspiration for now and I hope to be back at full steam soon!

Take care and Happy Holidays,

Hugs,

Keri

  
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ID_VANDAL 12/1/2010 8:02AM

    Keri, Just take a look at how many respond to your blogs. I'm lucky to get 4 but you get lots - tells you how many people love to read your blogs and really care about you! Even if you think it's a boring blog - I don't!

You take of yourself and I know you are. You ARE dealing with a lot and you shouldn't try to downplay it. I know this is easy to say and I often get caught up in the maelstrom of life BUT if you can make your thought process one of "Focus on the solution not the problem" it will help. At least it helps me.

Maybe you are already doing that but I had to say something to earn my keep.

Vandal

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NANCY- 12/1/2010 7:32AM

    Sometimes it is needed to take a step back and observe. I, for one, am glad that you are still here. Perhaps you can use the site and your blog to help you focus. This month I am working on being mindful and staying on track with my fitness, as it is so easy to get distracted from what I NEED to do with all the festivities.
Keep Sparkling!
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POSITIVELY_EB 12/1/2010 12:14AM

    emoticon You're here now and that's what matters most!

Hugs! Beverly

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SUNNY1432 11/30/2010 9:12PM

    Great hearing from you again!! I hope things are going well and that we'll hear more boring things again soon:) emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/30/2010 7:24PM

    Welcome back and thanks for sticking with SP and the rest of your friends! Luv ya, HUGS!

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DKELLEY35 11/30/2010 7:13PM

    It's okay to take a break from things from time to time as long as you are still maintaining and not stopping everything completely, sometimes we need a rest, or something else more pressing comes up. Keep Sparking, we are here for you.

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Choose...either way...the choice is yours.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I don't know if you have ever heard this before, but even if you have, it's a good reminder.

Free will is an interesting thing. It gives us all the power....the power to do right and wrong.....good and bad.....healthy or not. And part of that power is the power to choose. And choose we do......

No matter what it is....we have the choice....and you do choose...whether you take responsibility or not. You can say that you were at a buffet and there was nothing to do but eat 5 plates of food....but really...you made the choice. You always have the power.....you control your destiny.

I know I have been making all the wrong choices lately. And I can give you a million of excuses......and I know if you heard them....it would sound like deja vu....come on .....be honest with yourself. But truly, if you are faced with a buffet....it's your choice on how to fill your plate......what to put on it....how much to put on it. Now I haven't been to a buffet lately....so don't go thinking I splurged on something.

My eating hasn't really been out of control lately and I have been cooking more with real foods. However, I am still not being good. I'm still making bad choices....and yes....they were my choices....I had power over them.....I knew they were wrong....yet I went ahead anyway.

I told myself every day this week that I was going to exercise today....and I didn't. I sat on my but most of the day. I did clean toilets and made a beef stew for supper(yesssss....I washed my hands ;-)

Why did I do the wrong thing......why did I make the wrong choice? I can tell you I have been depressed lately and am getting pretty good at feeling sorry for myself. I could tell you all sorts of sad stories and even though you have some too....I'm focused on my own. But honestly....it's just an excuse.....I chose wrong.

I DID! I DID IT! I chose....I was in control....and chose to fail myself. I'm not proud of it and I really want to focus on turning this around. I'm not sure how I'm going to do....but I'll work it out.

I WANT to change.....I WANT to make better choices....no excuses.....just me and my health.....me and my power.......me and my self esteem. I'm in it to win it....no.....I'm in it to have a choice.......I need to keep my power to choose.....and I can only do this if I'm healthy........

Hugs,

Keri-

  
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SUNSET09 10/26/2010 5:56PM

  The choice is ours. We can do now or do later. We always have the will to choose. Let's choose what's best for us! emoticon

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ID_VANDAL 10/25/2010 7:46AM

    Keri - your blogs are always so inspirational and practical. I love the way you put thought into your blogs.

Thank you for the reminder on choosing. We can choose to be focused on good or bad - food choices, friend choices, etc. etc.

Great job and it's great to hear from you!!

Sorry it took so long to get to your blog!!


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DEEGIRL50 10/22/2010 4:25AM

    I hope you use your Free Will for Good Today!! May the Force Be With You (and me too)!!

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FORMYDARLINGS 10/21/2010 8:11PM

    You are so right my friend. We do have the power. Sometimes we choose to forget about it. I have chosen to get things moving by doing 1 small step each day until that small step feels natural. I am trying to drink my 3 bottles of water daily. I don't always choose well but it is growing. Maybe try 1 step for a while, something you manage. Give yourself a chance to succeed. You can do this. Yes you can.

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KELLYC_14FAN 10/21/2010 6:48PM

    Great blog!! Your blogs always get me thinking!!! I am sorry you have been feeling down. I hope you feel better soon!!



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JFROGDIVA 10/21/2010 4:35PM

    Keri ~ How wise you are, my friend!!!! Now if I can just start making the right & good choices!!!! Thank you for reminding me that I have a choice & it is up to me!!!!
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NANCY- 10/21/2010 8:51AM

    Keri you have such wonderful insight. I just purchased a bracelet on Monday from JCP (think Kolh's has it too) that has this written on it,

"Dreams become reality one choice at a time."

I wear it to remind me that IT IS my choice. I choose the good or the bad. It is about what I truly want.
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ELLENIRENE 10/21/2010 8:19AM

    Words to live by!! How true

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NEWYEARME 10/21/2010 8:08AM

    You are right. We do have the choice to make healthier choices. We just have to do it!!!

We will get there. Just take baby steps.

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MSLZZY 10/21/2010 7:36AM

    So very true! The choice is always yours to make but you have the tools to make better choices. Now just do it, one choice at a time! HUGS!

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POSITIVELY_EB 10/21/2010 12:22AM

    AMEN, Sister! You and me, both! When you get up in the morning, remember me! And I'll remember you - and we'll go through the day making one right choice at a time!

Hugs! Beverly

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So far so good.....

Saturday, October 02, 2010

One bad meal yesterday....didn't have a choice about the venue as we went to visit DH's dad in the hospital. But I didn't need fries but had them anyway. At least the rest of the day I behaved.

Today I did really well and I am excited to keep this up.

Mood: 8+
Exercise: walking....not very strenuous but walking all the same
Food: did good
Jobs applied for: 2- not great jobs...but jobs.
Splurged and went to a movie...I was the only one in the theater....I love it!



Hugs,


Keri

  
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POSITIVELY_EB 10/3/2010 10:17AM

    You can do it! I have faith in you!

Hugs! Beverly

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DEEGIRL50 10/2/2010 7:53AM

    You made more good choices than bad. Plus, with an attitude of 8+ you will succeed!! If you keep batting, sooner or later you're going to hit the ball. Go Keri!!
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NANCY- 10/2/2010 7:53AM

    Keri, you are doing great!
Keep Sparking!!!
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SEAWAVE 10/2/2010 7:07AM

    I'm always amazed at how much unhealthy food there is in the hospital caf. Good for you for getting back on track, and good luck with the job search!

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MSLZZY 10/2/2010 7:05AM

    Pretty good day nonetheless! HUGS!

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ELLENIRENE 10/2/2010 6:50AM

    Good Job--

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JFROGDIVA 10/2/2010 1:16AM

    Keri ~ One bad meal is NOT failure!!!! I am so proud of you for getting right back on track!!!! You Did GOOD!!!! Keep it up!!!!
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Ready or not...........

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Life has sure thrown me some lemons lately. Between losing my job, not being able to find a new one, having sewage in my basement, and a list of other things....my self esteem has really taken a hit. WARNING! You may not want to read this next sentence.....read at your own risk......

To top things off...my body has started to go through the change. I am not going to get into the details but really.....I had no idea!

My weight has taken a 4 lb. hit and I refuse to let anymore damage be done. So...that's it. Tomorrow I dust off my Beck's book and begin again. No more excuses. I can do this.....no wait....I CAN DO THIS! I'm a smart woman....I've always made my own decisions....this shouldn't be any different.

I'm sure that this will make me feel better.....look better and give me more confidence. I'm gonna do it.

I haven't been spending much time here but I realize that you all are the key to my success. You are the motivation I don't get at home....so just when you thought you were rid of me.......get ready....cuz I'm back....and I'm not going to accept any excuses! Here I come!!!!





Hugs,

Keri

  
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P316LEIA 9/30/2010 9:24AM

    Yeah Keri's back to play!!! In between all the tracking and exercise is the most important thing of all - FUN!!! Having fun can turn your frown upside down.

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ELLENIRENE 9/30/2010 8:24AM

    We're here for you!

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NANCY- 9/30/2010 7:32AM

    Great Attitude and you can and will do it. Being here reminds me of the healthy choices I need to make and keeps me accountable.

Yikes you have been given a lot to deal with lately. Perhaps the change will not be so bad. Yes there is the investment in fans. Just think you will save $$ on heat. (but my guys froze)

Find some little treasures to to soothe your soul. I found some herbal tea, Perhaps a candle, a facial spritzer, music, writing in a journal(there is one here on SP just click on Schedule an appt on your Sparkpoints page)

You will make it to the other side.
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VICIOUS421 9/30/2010 5:00AM

    LOL you have got to love the change, it can be 20 degrees below zero and a hot flash hits and you are ready to run around in shorts and a tee shirt!!!!! I have 2 fans at my desk at work and a heater I have hot flashes then get cold!!!! LOL Believe it or not exercise really does help with a lot of the symptoms of this lovely time in our lives!!!! emoticon
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CHICAGO-ANGEL 9/29/2010 11:57PM

    yes i know the feeling but you can do it, i know you can. emoticon

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DHOLLOWAY60 9/29/2010 11:50PM

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Most of us are all in the same boat.
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MSLZZY 9/29/2010 11:49PM

    Hopefully the change will be an easy transition as it was for me. However, time will tell. Hang in there and don't let it get you down.
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SLIMMERJESSE 9/29/2010 11:47PM

    You are way ahead of the game by being aware of it. I was totally oblivious, and thought I'd always maintain slimness. Nope. Hormonal changes do a number. But if you know this at the beginning, you won't have major damage.

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7 Days of Inspiration - Day 7

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Recap:

Day 1 - Be yourself. There's no one better.
Day 2- Forget your "flaws". You've got a list of good qualities a mile long!
Day 3- Confidence can take you so much farther than doubt.
Day 4 - Your dreams are just waiting to be lived.
Day 5 - Hope and hard work put all within reach.
Day 6 - You hold a special place in more hearts than you realize.

And so we come to the last day of this series:

Day 7

Make choices that are good for you. You deserve the best.

Isn't that what this is all about (Sparkpeople)? Making good choices is the key to it all. Our dreams, our goals, our friendships, our weight loss......all more achievable and fulfilling when we make better choices.

When we don't make better choices, we are not left with the good feelings we desire. We feel like failures, we don't get the results we desire, and it keeps us from the life we should lead. So make the decision now to make better choices and start fulfilling your dreams!

I learned a lot from doing this and while it went in places I didn't expect......it has given me a renewed focus for my life. I hope you learned something from it too.

Thanks to Women's World for the foundation of this series! Have a great day!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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LOVEZ2SEW 9/19/2010 7:53AM

  Wow, thank you for the 7 days of inspiration! You RAWK!!!! Hugs, Martha

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    Here's to staying in focus!! emoticon emoticon

Your comments on making good choices hit home with me!! I plan to write them down and read them again and again.
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ANDRAXIA 9/3/2010 5:24AM

    Very inspirational! It made me think....sometimes on this path to better health we lose track of ourselves and treat ourselves like a machine. It's important to remember we are all special, to others as well as to ourselves!
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ID_VANDAL 9/2/2010 3:20PM

    Great blog and as the energizer bunny said a really great series. I haven't read all of them but be assured I will go back and read each one again.

In fact maybe I just do each one everyday over and over and see if I can make that attitude stick!

Thanks for these great blogs and sorry I've been out of pocket so much recently.

Vandal

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AMBERROGUE 9/2/2010 10:22AM

    Thank you for sharing these inspirations! They have really helped!!
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NANCY- 9/2/2010 7:02AM

    Thank you Keri for sharing this wonderful series with us.
Keep Sparking!

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POSITIVELY_EB 9/1/2010 7:58PM

    Really great series! Thanks for doing it!

Hugs! Beverly

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