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Saturday 7/19/14

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ok it's confession time. I have not felt like exercising for the past couple of weeks, and finally succumbed to the draw of being a slug. Thank goodness my fitbit buddy nudged me to find out if I was ok. This made me realize how much my online friends mean to me. I put on my big girl panties and am back to making sure I get my 17,000 steps in daily.

I have major headache issues. Migraines, sinus headaches, tension headaches, you name it I have them. They have really gotten me down lately. I have been working with my doctor to try to manage them, and so far nothing is working. I go back to the dr next week to discuss the blood work we recently did, to see if there is any indication there of what is going on. I have always had headaches, but this summer they just seem to be worse. I'm not sure if it's because I just plugged on before, and tried to focus on work and life, or if they are actually worse this year. Now that I'm retired, I don't have the work distraction, so I'm not sure if I am focusing on them more.

Hubby and I are going to go do something today. Not sure what yet. I have to run to the grocery store at some point, might do that before hubby gets home from work. We are going to go for a walk at some point, I'm hoping we are going to a park. We went to Letchworth last weekend, which was nice.

This is going to be a busy week. Tomorrow I have a bridal shower to go to, Monday is my son's 27th birthday, and Tuesday my little granddaughter will be 4. We are going to Chuck E Cheese for her birthday party. She is so excited. Wednesday is movie day at the Library, Thursday groceries and WW, and then we are at Friday. Saturday I have another bridal shower, and Sunday I'll crash!

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

Time to get moving......

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEEEBEE 7/19/2014 9:40PM

    I guess there are as many causes for headaches as there are headaches. I sure hope you and your doctor can relieve them soon.

I like your mantra and your goals.

Peace!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/19/2014 10:12AM

    Glad you are OK but sorry I will no longer be holding the #1 spot, ha ha. I try to get 15,000 steps but it is hard while traveling because there is no consistency in the days. We try to hike every day but it's been 95-105 degrees which is TOUGH.

I am sorry about your headache issues; no wonder it is difficult to get in your steps. Have fun with your hubby today; we are in Moab, Utah and are going to walk their river trail and then browse the downtown area -- lots of artsy little shops.



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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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