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Thursday 7/3/14

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Another successful weigh in at Weight Watchers is in the book. I'm slightly below my goal weight, so I will enjoy free meetings and e-tools again this month. I enjoy the new meeting I have found, and can really relate to the people in the meeting. There are a lot of retirees as well as a lot of Lifetime members. It's pretty cool.

Today we talked about being kind to yourself. One of the women said that she would never call her friend a slob or a jerk for eating something that was high in points, but she does think that about herself. I think we all have done that at times. I even thought about how cool it was that I could eat whatever I want for the next 8 weeks since I'm not required to WI again until then (that would be the last Thursday in August, and I need to make sure I WI monthly...), but that's not true. If I do that, I will regret it the last week of August, so I will stay on plan, and make sure I am tracking and doing the right thing for myself. I'm not doing this journey for anyone else, so why would I want to sabotage myself? The answer is I don't! I don't want to do anything that will make me struggle and I don't want to do anything that I would call bad. If I make a choice to have something to eat, I will eat it and enjoy it. I will write it because I out it in my mouth, making the choice and making the next choice so that I stay within my daily or weekly points.


I'm looking forward to the weekend. It's a holiday, and it will be nice to have an extra day to relax and enjoy time with my hubby. (I'm retired, so I don't have to go anywhere daily, but I do get to enjoy the company of my little granddaughter 3 days a week!)

Mantra:

I am the only one who can do this for myself.
I make the choice of what I put in my mouth.
I make the choice to exercise daily.
I make the choice to have a positive frame of mind.
I make the choice to be healthy!


Goals for today:
~ read my mantra
~ 80 oz water
~ 17,000 steps
~ 25 flights of stairs
~ keep an open mind
~ journal every bite
~ smile at least once an hour
~ learn something new and remember what I learned
~ eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and as one snack today
~ laugh out loud today
~ focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TRAVELGRRL 7/4/2014 9:55AM

    You have such a great attitude, and have learned to be successful and relaxed with your weight loss journey. I still tend to lurch up and down but one day I hope to stay on an even keel. Keep up the good work, and I'm always in awe of your activity!

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SAFARIBABE 7/4/2014 9:08AM

    Awesome goals. Love the mantra!! Happy 4th! emoticon

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JACRBUNCH 7/3/2014 6:43PM

    Great goals. Enjoy your weekend.

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Saturday 6/28/14

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I'm horrified by a picture of me that was posted on Facebook yesterday. The video, taken in 1999, shows me at my highest weight. The video was a Champions of Industry video hosted by Pat Summerall and it boasted the company I was working for. I retired from that company in September 2013, after the company was purchased by big business and run into the ground. The company was just split off from the parent company, which is awesome, and the original name restored. I'm thrilled for the company, and the people who are still working there, but don't like how I look in the video. I wish I could do a cut and paste and insert pictures of the new me there!

I'm thrilled that I have successfully lost my weight, and kept it off for 8 years.

Mantra:

I am the only one who can do this for myself.
I make the choice of what I put in my mouth.
I make the choice to exercise daily.
I make the choice to have a positive frame of mind.
I make the choice to be healthy!


Goals for today:
~ read my mantra
~ 80 oz water
~ 17,000 steps
~ 25 flights of stairs
~ keep an open mind
~ journal every bite
~ smile at least once an hour
~ learn something new and remember what I learned
~ eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and as one snack today
~ laugh out loud today
~ focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEEEBEE 6/28/2014 11:23PM

    That doesn't seem fair, especially since it's such a long time ago. I would think they would have asked your permission, but I guess they thought they didn't have to...too much paperwork, I guess! A screen shot would probably make a good BEFORE picture, if you could find something similar for an AFTER. Hey! Maybe nobody recognized you!

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AUNTRENEE 6/28/2014 10:15AM

    Amen on the mantra and goals. Love reading your blogs.

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Friday 6/27/14

Friday, June 27, 2014

Went to WW and did my monthly WI, and I'm free again!!!!!! Glad to get that free e-tools code, glad to attend the meeting and not have to pay for it!!!!!! I'm determined to attend next week's meeting too and get below my goal weight so I don't have to stress so much about my monthly WI!!!! Anyway the meeting I attended yesterday was awesome. The leader talked not only about the Points Plus plan, but about Simply Filling, and incorporated both plans into the meeting. I haven' t run across another leader who has done that so well! I'll be back at that meeting often (I hope!)

Mantra:

I am the only one who can do this for myself.
I make the choice of what I put in my mouth.
I make the choice to exercise daily.
I make the choice to have a positive frame of mind.
I make the choice to be healthy!


Goals for today:
~ read my mantra
~ 80 oz water
~ 17,000 steps
~ 25 flights of stairs
~ keep an open mind
~ journal every bite
~ smile at least once an hour
~ learn something new and remember what I learned
~ eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and as one snack today
~ laugh out loud today
~ focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEEEBEE 6/27/2014 9:35PM

    My sister did well on WW. Glad you've got a good leader.

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SIOL55 6/27/2014 10:22AM

  You are an inspiration!

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AUNTRENEE 6/27/2014 10:11AM

    Great blog. The mantra is great.

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Wednesday 6/18/14

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Colonoscopy went well yesterday, the only issue I had was that they were running 90 minutes behind! I got home and hubby had put some flowers on the entertainment center for me, with a note that said "I miss you! Love Kohler". LOL our toilets are Kohler brand....silly guy, makes me laugh all of the time!

Today has been a weird day. I feel off today. I'm grouchy, testy, and my patience level is that of a gnat. Unfortunately, I have DGD all day today, it's my 11 hour day with her. I love her to death, but I find myself having to bite my tongue, or turn around and count to 10 so I don't lose my patience with her. She's so good, and sweet and cute, but some days......I think it's PMS for me today more than anything else, but, UGH!

Hubby is going out of town tomorrow, which makes me anxious, as I have NEVER spent the night alone in the house without a pet or a kid. I know it will be fine, and I just have to put on my big girl panties, but I don't like it. I'm a little annoyed that he is going tomorrow, because he made the plans knowing that my car is scheduled to go in the shop on Friday. So I have to rely on my kids to get me to and from the car dealership.

I'm putting the house back together today, unpacking some boxes (entertainment center stuff), and putting the shoes and hangers back in the closet. It's amazing how much we use things daily, and how inconvenient it is when we can't do our daily routines!

I hope to go to WW tomorrow morning for my monthly WI. So today's stress is partly anxiety of being strict with myself today, as I'm very close to my ww goal weight. Can't be more than 2# over, and I'm about 1# over right now.....UGH!!!!!!

Mantra:

I am the only one who can do this for myself.
I make the choice of what I put in my mouth.
I make the choice to exercise daily.
I make the choice to have a positive frame of mind.
I make the choice to be healthy!


Goals for today:
~ read my mantra
~ 80 oz water
~ 17,000 steps
~ 25 flights of stairs
~ keep an open mind
~ journal every bite
~ smile at least once an hour
~ learn something new and remember what I learned
~ eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and as one snack today
~ laugh out loud today
~ focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BE-THE-CHANGE 6/19/2014 7:19AM

    I recently had my first time alone overnight without pets or children. It went better than I expected!

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MILPAM3 6/18/2014 4:42PM

  Great husband! Great goals! Great ideas! emoticon

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Tuesday 6/17/14

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Life has been busy, but pretty good. The hardwood floor is done in the living room and up the stairs, and the living room has been painted. Now it's time to put the furniture back and get back to normal. It's been 10 days since the TV and couch were taken out of my living room. Now the living room is the room that I use the most, so it's been quite an adjustment for me. In fact, today, there is only the love seat, entertainment center and TV in the living room, but I'm there! No more sitting on my ball in my bedroom, no more hard rocking chair, no more watching TV on the bed. I am so excited!

Today I have my first colonoscopy. I'm doing it because they recommend you do this at age 50. I'm not thrilled, as the prep has been awful. I started taking the meds when they said to, and nothing started working until almost 9 pm. That means I was up all night, so this morning I have a headache. One thing I'm surprised at, is I'm not hungry yet. I haven't eaten any solid food since 8am yesterday. I'm sure part of it is the concern over the prep, and the procedure itself. I'm told the procedure is easy, it's the prep that's tough! DD is taking me and bringing me home from the procedure. With her bringing me home, that means we will get to stop at Starbucks on our way home. YAY!!!!!!

  
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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/17/2014 10:07PM

    I definitely found the prep to be worse than the actual test!

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