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Slipped Not Failed

Sunday, December 07, 2014

As I get older my body has changed, including my metabolism, which hasn't been that great due to all the unhealthy dieting when younger. I don't "diet" any longer. I just want to be physically healthy and track my body measurements not as a measure of success but just as a way of keeping on track.

I am going back to decreasing the processed foods that have crept back into my daily eating habits. As for exercise which is the bane of my existence, LOL, I will work it into my life.

Yes I have said these things before and have slipped back into old habits, but that doesn't mean I failed, I just slipped and am getting back up!

In my 54 years of life I have only been a "normal" weight maybe 10 years total, so for me this is part of my life's journey. In the past it was a succeed or fail kind of effort, now I have learned it is all about being healthy in both the physical way and in attitude. Just by trying I have not failed.

For so many it is all or nothing, then the guilt sets in and we wonder why we can't be like others. But truly we are all different and our success should really be judged by the small positives and they negate any of the not so healthy choices. Choose a fruit or vegetable instead of a high fat snack and you have succeeded! Walk during commercials when watching TV, another success. Scale not doing what you want it to, so what, what have you done that day to be HEALTHY, that is what matters!

So the next time you should slip, remember it is a slip not a fail. Just get back on track! emoticon

  
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GOLFGMA 12/7/2014 2:24PM

    You are sticking to it and that is commendable. emoticon

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CANDYPA 12/7/2014 12:45PM

  I want to encourage you to keep up the good work. I'm also age 54 and have made changes. I have fallen too but I'll keep trying. People are so judgmental and it sometimes discourages those being judged. Sometimes the people who are judged don't have any support, want to crawl under a rock, and feel more isolated. Sometimes the weight has to do with lack of education or health conditions or financial challenges. emoticon

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All or Nothing

Sunday, November 04, 2012

It has been a long time since I have had an All or Nothing kind of attitude.

I learned years ago that a slip up means nothing in the big picture of health.

I learned not to feel guilty or have those automatic negative thoughts rule me.

I also learned long ago not to "diet" but change my way of eating and think of it all as a lifestyle, so you can't be upset by the ups and downs of life we all have.

It isn't an easy road for many to self discovery, but one that helps your entire life not just your "diet".

I wish everyone a wonderful day and a wonderful life!!! emoticon

  
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Doing So Well

Monday, October 15, 2012

I have been eating Vegan for over 3 weeks now. I am doing it to help with my migraines. I am not eating typical processed food, it makes a huge difference!! I am going to be completely Vegan for 6 weeks then eat 90% plant based foods.
I read the book Eat To Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman it is very eye opening.

  
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LOIS263 10/15/2012 4:51AM

    Thanks Wilson and Arnette!!!

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WILSON1926 10/15/2012 4:27AM

    gOOD lUCK
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ARNETTELEE 10/15/2012 3:44AM

  Glad to hear you're in control....

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Why I do this.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The challenge today at Spark Coach is to blog about why I want to be healthy and lose weight in the process.

For me it is to be around to see my grandson grow and perhaps see more grandchildren and even great grandchildren.

I want to be a smaller size so I can shop in the "normal" section, not the big women's section of a store.

And except for being fat I am healthy and have been even at my heaviest (390), but I can't depend on that forever. I had gastric bypass which is only a tool, a tool that isn't working any longer, so I have to do this like everyone else!!!

I can do this and will do this, it is my life!!!

  
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I did it this week

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I actually did strength training 3 days this week and cardio 6 days.....that is amazing for me. I joined the Spark Coach, it helps with accountability and I find good articles etc. Sunday begins week 2 for me, I can only get better!!!

  
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HANDYV 8/18/2012 9:03AM

    Keep up the GREAT job. emoticon

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