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Adjusting Again

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's been tougher than I expected to get back into the swing of things after vacation. I'm doing much better today with the whole calorie deal. But it hasn't been without effort, that's for sure. Still, I always have a choice and I've been amazed at myself to make the choice NOT to eat things that I know will make me feel bad in the end.

I have a plan to exercise tonight. Not a horribly intense workout...just SOMETHING to get me back in the swing of things and get the endorphins going. To remind me that I love working out. Because I think I have temporary amnesia. Haha. Really just praying I don't go home and make excuses and give in to laziness, the way I did last night.

I really want to be healthy. For me. For my family. I know I can do this.

  
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MARINO124 4/28/2011 4:58PM

    Man, do I know how you feel! Why is it that we forget how great we feel when we do things right? Why is it so hard to get back on track? Gees... Good for you and lets keep it up! emoticon

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GINNJEN2000 4/27/2011 9:07AM

    You can do this. It is for you and ultimately for all those in your life too. They will get to reap the benfits too. Thanks also for stopping by my blog.

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AWOOD1973 4/27/2011 4:02AM

    It is soooo hard to get back in it, when you are out of it for a bit. That is why I "rejoined" after I took a trip to Georgia last September (and never went back to the gym, till Jan 11'), but you will do it, because you know that it will make you feel better! Plus, you have all of us pushing you! emoticon

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MARVEEME 4/26/2011 7:22PM

    Good girl! YOU DID IT! Go see your goodie!
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MARVEEME 4/26/2011 5:19PM

    GOYA! GOYA! GOYA!

We want a REPORT on your progress with exercise in detail by 8 p.m. here tomorrow!

GOYA! GOYA! GOYA!

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RRP546 4/26/2011 4:46PM

  get those endorphins moving girl

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Did You Miss Me?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Back from vacation! New Orleans was WONDERFUL!!! I think I am in love with that city!!! I WILL be going back! And husband and I had a great time at Universal Studios. Oh my goodness...SO MUCH WALKING! I got back to the hotel pretty much every night with my body screaming to lie down and, I tell you what, I could not move after that at all! Literally worked every single muscle in my body to the breaking point every day! I am convinced that this (and my craving for salads and fresh foods, due to the intense heat - 93 and sunny every day) was the only thing that kept me afloat., health-wise. I certainly did not EAT well. In New Orleans, the food was HUGE and so expensive...it seemed a shame to waste money by not eating it all. Then, at Universal, we had a pre-purchased meal plan. So, to get our money's worth, we ended up eating about 6 meals a day! Yikes!

As I said, I chose salad a few times. And, although I indulged in sodas, I did make sure I alternated with ice water every refill. The first night in New Orleans I was dehydrated and very dizzy, so I made sure to avoid that throughout the rest of the trip.

All in all, I only gained 1 lb., which honestly...I consider a victory. I was worried for a minute there! Of course, I would have been much happier if I could have sustained my healthy eating habits..seeing as this is a lifestyle change and not a "diet". But I chalk it up to being a learning experience. Next time, I'll do better. For sure.

So, I'm back at it now. Did you miss me??? :)

  
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MARINO124 4/28/2011 5:02PM

    Glad you're back and that you feel proud of your accomplishments, and you should! I skipped a week on the scale because I'm afraid to see what it will say after 4 days away at Easter! I'm really interested to go to New Orleans! I'm glad you enjoyed it! emoticon

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ANNECEK 4/25/2011 10:54PM

    Wow, sounds like you had a memorable vacation. I know I would gain 10 lbs with that kind of exposure to all that food. Good job with keeping the balance and still having a good time. emoticon

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MARVEEME 4/25/2011 7:46PM

    I'm betting your 1 pound is actually new muscle groups. Keep them toned and keep them strong!

I'm so happy for you, and glad you experienced the local flavor of everything there is to that town. Awesome, isn't it? I plan to go back someday too.

And yes, we missed you. Welcome home!

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SUGARBEARSMOM2 4/25/2011 11:48AM

    sounds like an amazing trip. i am not sure i would have been able to onl,y gain 1 lb. so i think you did awesome. with all you had to choose from. greatr job on all the walkin and exausting your body.lets home i can only gain 1lb when i go on vacation.keep up your great work!

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12 Phone Calls

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I am completely caught up on work! My boss made a deal with me. If I can keep up on all my work and clear out my e-mails and ALSO clear out my co-worker's (she is out today), he will let me leave early at 3pm.

The only thing standing between me and leaving is 12 required outgoing calls.

So...here I go!!!!!

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MARVEEME 4/14/2011 9:39PM

    YIPPEE! Go! Have FUN!
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D_K455 4/14/2011 1:53PM

    an early day. Yea

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JOANN1212 4/14/2011 1:11PM

    GOOD

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I just have to admit. This is ALL I can think about right now!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011



NEW ORLEANS IN A LITTLE OVER 24 HOURS!!!! EEEEP!!!!

  
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JUNESHOPE 4/13/2011 9:36PM

    oh that looks so good!! There is plenty of time for dieting when you get back....enjoy yourself.

I don't believe in dieting on vacation. emoticon If there is one time it's ok...that is it..

enjoy, June

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MARVEEME 4/13/2011 7:12PM

    Don't miss the dueling pianos!
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Think of me when you have enjoyed your Hurricane!
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HAVE FUN!

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Honesty

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hey, let's be honest. The past couple of days, I've fallen off the wagon. I just haven't cared. I've been eating such terrible things...KNOWING that they will put me over on calories and not even caring. The only explanation I have is that I am so close to going on vacation and part of me wants to throw all my efforts out the window and just take a break. But, intellectually, I know that is not the right way to think. And I know deep down it will NOT make me feel good...it will make me feel worse. So, tomorrow, I start over. I forget about the past few days and vow to think differently...instead of thinking of it as a time to blow everything off, it's a time to stay on track and get EXTRA exercise (walking ALL day EVERY day and using a brand new workout room at the hotel!!! And sleeping in with no kids around - yes, that is healthy too!)

Frankly, it can't come soon enough!!! But stay on me tomorrow...I can't keep sinking in this pit of unhealthy food. I need some help and encouragement to keep up the work I've been putting into it for the past 7 weeks!!!

  
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BETRME100 4/25/2011 12:23PM

    It sounds like you devised a plan to get you back on track..how's it been working?

I'm sorry I wasn't around to welcome you to the Bloomington team when you joined, but let me welcome you today (hey, my mom always told me better late than never)!

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MARVEEME 4/13/2011 8:09AM

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Kick butt today...............even if it's your OWN BUTT!

C'mon, you know what you want, and you know what you need to do to get it.

Go get 'em tiger!

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MARINO124 4/13/2011 7:42AM

    It's your choice. It's a new day. Make the best of it! Think of how proud you will feel!

BTW, I know exactly how you feel about not caring. What's up with that!?! We know its not going to help us move in the right direction! Lately, I have been keeping a log on the reasons why I eat. It's quite interesting what you find when you question yourself on the moment, during the action...

But, you know what? You've do it and you can do it again. JUST DO IT! emoticon

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AWOOD1973 4/13/2011 1:49AM

    Way to think of it the way you are! Everyday is a new day with new choices! Start over and get it girl! You can do this! :)

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MOMMACASSEY 4/13/2011 12:16AM

    I just pulled myself back onto the wagon yesterday, and I know it's hard. Even when it's bad for us, things so often are so much easier... no, especially when it's bad for us. But you've made the decision, and that's a huge step. emoticon

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