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My Goals for April 13th to April 19th

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stressful time ! The tax man cometh ! but I will be glad when its over ! I am in the lead of my biggest loser group at work but its a small lead ! lol it could turn the around very easily ! This is only my first week and I am only ahead by the second person by 1/2 pound . So here is my goals for next week !
1.To cut my carbs just a bit less , I don't really do well long term on low carb diets but I think the carb limit set for me is a little high 242 ! Plan to cut it down to 200.That is no way a low carb diet but it might force me to choose good carbs vs bad ones.
2.To add another 100 calories to burn for the week , I have not upped my minutes but I find that burning more calories per session is giving me more bang for my buck ! When it gets harder to accomplish then I will up my minutes !
3 Another thing this week that hindered both my diet and exercise is lack of time management . I have terrible insomnia and so far its hard to get up early in the morning and do my chores and exercise for the day ! Never the less that's another goal for another week for this week I will just try not to get distracted by the phone, the computer or the tv ! or um feeling sorry for myself lol
Wish my luck guys ! Buddy Girls you know I am doing this for YOU and of course for me too hehe , But I am the only one following our rules in the BL group at work the others are following a well known diet plan and no exercise plan.So I am hoping to win one for the Gipper ! Who ever that is ! lol emoticon

  
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TREV1964 4/18/2014 2:09PM

    Everything seems to be moving in the right direction - I think sometimes we just need to hold in there and make minor tweaks to increase something for the better.

You're doing great and I for one am very proud of you.

Cheers love and respect as always

Trev

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MONANW 4/16/2014 11:24AM

    Go get 'em Kylie! Show them what us Buddy girls are made of...lol
I love this idea of doing a weekly goal blog...maybe we should include this in next months challenge. Thinking we still need a meditation challenge.
Anywho! Love your goals for the week.
And I am with you....who is this Gipper fellow?
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MONANW 4/16/2014 5:58AM

    Go get 'em Kylie! Show them what us Buddy girls are made of...lol
I love this idea of doing a weekly goal blog...maybe we should include this in next months challenge. Thinking we still need a meditation challenge.
Anywho! Love your goals for the week.
And I am with you....who is this Gipper fellow?
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Goals for the week of April 6 to April 12th

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Alert ! This is more for my own records ! Sorry if its boring ! lol
Last weeks summary , I lost a pound on my scale .I followed my Goals .
For Next week .
1. Lower my calorie range a bit , * started off with normal maintenance'
2 Up my calorie burn , although not my minutes just want to be more intense .
3 Enter my food more often in my tracker per day , I sometimes forget something that I ate and remember it later ! emoticon

  
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MONANW 4/5/2014 8:56PM

    You have done awesome this week Kylie!!

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TREV1964 4/5/2014 5:33PM

    You are building this and winning - maybe my waltz can help you dance off a few extra calories too. Whilst I am here may I take the opportunity to thank you for looking into my latest blog and as always your wonderful words of encouragement.

Cheers love and respect as always

Trev

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March 30th - April 5th . Goals for myself . Top 3

Saturday, March 29, 2014

1 This week I will stay within my weekly calorie range .
2. This week I will meet my calorie burn for the week .
3 This week I will complete my exercise minutes per week

  
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LIGHTNING572 3/30/2014 12:48AM

    Great goals!

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TREV1964 3/29/2014 7:36PM

    If you follow these accurately then you cannot go wrong but to loose weight.

Great stuff and good advice.

Cheers love and respect

Trev

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Starting over again. Yay !

Friday, March 28, 2014

Its been a really long winter this year and more yet to come ! At least 2 more ice/snow storms ahead ! I have gained this winter , there's many excuses I will use if you ask me lol . I was thinking "Oh gosh I have to start all over again ! " emoticon
Then I thought " Hey I get to start over again ! " emoticon
How many times in our life do we wish we could scrap it all and start over again.
I wish I would have taken that scholarship in Highschool.
I wish I would never have picked up a cigarette.
I wish I hadnt been so gullible .
I wish I had lived on my own before I got married .
I wish I would have listened to my dads advice .
I wish .. I wish ..that I could start all over again .
When I think of how many things I cant start over again , adopting a healthy life style isnt one of them . Its never too late . So I decided to celebrate this new beginning and doing it this time for the right reasons .
What do you wish you could start all over again ?

  
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MONANW 3/28/2014 10:10PM

    I have too many to list here!
But I will celebrate with you....Yay for start overs :)
I am proud of you Kylie!

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SHANALFOSS 3/28/2014 12:41AM

    *Junior year in high school
*learn all the healthy info. Of my body years ago

Thanks for the time capsule time, I 4got about my past struggles I conquered.


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Can anger be used as motivation?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I have been having a difficult time at work lately with the group I am supposed to be supervising ,I won't go in to detail because , guess what? They don't deserve any more thought or time then I have already given them. Although I want to talk about anger as a motivation.
There are many kinds of anger , most of it bad but there is such a thing as righteous anger. A justifiable anger .Today I had the day off and I thought about what this situation has been doing to me mentally and physically . I have had a constant headache , I have been emotionally eating , not exercising , not logging my food , my usual spotless house is less then spotless and I have been finding no joy in my friends or loved ones,not even my pets ! emoticon
I have tried every which way to solve this problem and have decided that its unsolvable .Not ever encounter you have with people is going to be good and sometimes its not fixable so how much energy are we to spend trying to fix an unfixable problem ?
The problem I have is two fold , One it is my job to fix this issue to an extent and another is I hate giving up ! I am known to be a gentle person who never loses their temper and also a funny person who can make everyone laugh but these past few months I have been neither of those at work . I have tried talking to friends about it , and one friend said " Don't let those people change who you are . " Another friend said , " If you give up you lose ." but the best advice always comes from Mr Big , my other half . I really look up to him because he is so successful in his business and also is great with people. He always tells me "Stop trying to be other people's psychiatrist.Stop trying to figure out what makes them , lazy , angry , arrogant ,what ever their problem is .Your not qualified ! " He also confided in me when I told him about my issues at work that he also had issues at his work ! emoticon. I thought no way hes always so STRONG and Forceful ! Who would even dare give him an issue ! lol. He told me that even though he is "successful" Hes not always successful in every issue and with every person. " I move on !" he said .So anyways after many , many years of supervising group workers every season and having a blast doing it , I have met my Waterloo. I told my boss I can't control them , I cant make them work , She knows it , she cant do it either. Thank God she gave me permission to give up on them and she will handle it. It took me a lot of courage to say this to her I thought she will be mad at me , she will think I am a failure even after doing this job successfully for over 15 years ! I even worried that I would be fired but guess what I wasn't . So now what the anger is still there and have to face them for 2 more weeks !
First take a deep breath , Second keep breathing ! Third do not bring it home to anyone else . Forth ,Don't carry it with me when I go to work , no looking sad or mad , No letting them push my buttons . Dont worry if they dont like me cause guess what they didnt like me when I was nice , how the heck are they going to like me now ! lol .and to take care of myself and yes be the happy funny person everyone knows ! My Gram used to say "Living well is the best revenge!" I also remember a story I read by the wonderful and awesome Patti LaBelle ,great book by the way I suggest everyone read Patti's Pearls. Anyway in this story she told about going to a function and almost getting knocked down by Madonna ! Years later she met Madonna at another function and brought it up to her. Madonna didn't even remember , I think Patti said something like " Miss Thang didnt even give it a second thought " The Moral she gave to that story was if people hurt your feelings they are not going to even remember they did it , and your only hurting yourself by holding on to it and your worth way more ! So I am working my way back on track thanks to a lot of wise people who in one way or another have given me advice , Oh and Trev yes that means YOU TOO !

  
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TREV1964 3/14/2014 4:40PM

    Hi Kylie,

I can but leave just one comment to this blog and it is advice I have always lived by so I hope it can help you too.

"You can never help those who do not want to be helped."

All you can do is be there for them when they do need the help - whatever you offer they have got to want it enough for that help to work.
Another great saying is this:

"Those convinced against their will
or of the same opinion still."

Sounds like you are having a rough time of it - tell you what Kylie, Go into my blog and de-stress yourself by having a listen to my Oboe concerto, it is fairly tranquil and the character of it I have tried to build as a reflection of myself. It is one of the nearest ways I can hop across the pond and be there for you. My music can be there even if I cannot.

Cheers love and respect,

Trev

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FAITH2BWELL 3/1/2014 1:23AM

    emoticon Everyone..

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AMANDANCES 2/24/2014 10:07AM

    Awesome blog entry. And coming at a perfect time for me to embrace it and use it in my own life. Thank you for sharing that!

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MACILINN 2/22/2014 12:40AM

    Mr Big said it all! Awesome, we are not qualified to fix others, we can barely fix ourselves! teehee, but I am gonna add to that, You cannot change others, there is only one person you can change.. YOU! You know the answers my dear, be true to you! People can suck, but they can also bring you great joy, just turn your head (change your focus) to those around you who make you smile! There is usually one, somewhere in the room, even if it's in a magazine! No don't use anger as a motivator, unless it is motive you to look at the joy in life instead!

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STR458 2/21/2014 7:42AM

    anger sux. ... escape while you can! Anger by definition puts one at a disadvantage, like spitting in the wind. I am glad you shared the load with your supervisor and found a light at the end of the tunnel, I totally get how hard it is to admit to myself the other guy (or in your situation people/group) will have their way.

Anyway...you get to have your peace of mind back-
hip hip hurray! emoticon


ps. good blog!


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TEAROSE22 2/20/2014 9:41PM

    Kylie, your message is quite eloquently put, and the conclusion you draw is accurate.
Coming from 535 pounds, I can't tell you the anger involked at times by thoughtless, uncaring individuals who, when all was said, meant nothing to me.
Looking deeply into my own heart, seeing the person that shines through to the world gives me the empowerment to continue on my path. I passed 180 pounds loss this week,, And you know, I don't even see those around me that are negative. They are simply invisible. I am no longer angry. Gd bless you. Tina

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MOONGLOWSNANA 2/20/2014 9:40PM

  I'm not sure that I would want to have to use anger as a motivation. It would put me in a foul mood and ultimately unhappy to be working in a place that was making me angry all the time.

I have anxiety, and it's enough of a motivator for me. I can ignore it for awhile, but when a friend is having surgery I have a clean house or at least something in the house is cleaned! I work through it, not around it. If you are carrying all that anger around that can't be good for you. If you can let it go that is one thing, but if you can't let it go and it builds up you might just explode at someone who doesn't deserve it or who might not even be aware that you are as angry as you are. Just try to avoid going postal and find another outlet for that anger, like working out in a batting cage or rowing, anything to use those big muscles and clear your head of all the anger. You look like to nice a guy to be carrying around all that anger. Like you friend says, find a way to let it go.

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