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Moving in the Right Direction.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It has been a few weeks since I have decided to take control of my weight. I have started to make healthier choices such as measuring my portions and eating more salads. I started taking my dogs for walks. I walk in the morning before work for about 15 minutes and also after work for 15 minutes. I have been eating salad for dinner and having a sugar free pudding cup to satisfy my sweet tooth in the evening. I have been trying to get to bed earlier too. I have not been able to drink more water yet but I am going to try and do that starting this coming week. I do feel better now that I have started making changes. I haven't lost any weight yet but then I haven't gained any more either. I just have to stick with it and eventually I will be able to see results. I just have to keep taking small steps toward my goals. Lorraine

  
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MARY1313 10/18/2012 10:25PM

    You went back to the basics and that's what you have to do! You watch, it won't be long until you do start seeing a weight loss!

Mary

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BUTEAFULL 10/18/2012 8:35PM

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GEE-KNEE 10/18/2012 4:19PM

    Definitely the right direction.

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Ok So It is Friday

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ok so I made it through the last week and a half sticking to my plan of watching my eating. I said NO many times when I wanted to say YES. It feel good to be more in control of my actions. On a whole it hasn't been to difficult. But for some reason I am really hungry today. Maybe because it is colder today or I am extra tired. I have really concentrate on staying focused on my program and get through the day. There will be a pay off.... along with weight loss..... I will feel better. One day at a time.

  
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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 10/18/2012 10:32AM

    Every time we say NO it is a victory. Sometimes I think this journey is moment to moment. If I can say NO this time, maybe next time I can say NO again and maybe it will be just a little bit easier? I don't know--but at least we're still in there TRYING!

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MARY1313 10/14/2012 9:43AM

    Make some skinny soup! You can have it on days when you get really hungry. You can freeze it into servings too. There is probably a good recipe for this soup on Spark recipes.

Mary

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CODEMAULER 10/12/2012 3:11PM

    Every day is a challenge and an opportunity to stick to your guns!

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PARKERB2 10/12/2012 2:34PM

    Hang in there as the cravings will pass. You are doing great and give your self a pat on the back.

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NVRDWN88 10/12/2012 2:32PM

    Good job keep it up and it can be hard sometimes but you are too determined to quit .....I can hear it in your voice. Good luck

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I was just thinkin' to myself......

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Yesterday I was on my way to drop off two of my dogs at the groomer and I as I was driving I began to think.... It is amazing how much just a new mind set can do. As you know just a few days ago I came clean with myself and also my Sparkfriends about my weight gain.
Since that moment of truth I have felt strong and full of energy. Sure I still want to eat that chocolate offered to me a lunch and I still want to eat larger portions but the mental tug-of-war only last for a few seconds.
I have found myself letting the hunger pains pass instead of immediately going to get something to eat. I have also slept better too. Best of all I lost 2 pounds!! I CAN DO THIS. Thank YOU Sparkpeople for your support. emoticon

  
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BUTEAFULL 10/8/2012 12:01AM

    emoticon yes you can

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MARY1313 10/7/2012 9:37PM

    Absolutely you can do this. I think we all gain strength here, just because of the fact that we are not alone! You are going to do great!

Mary

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GEE-KNEE 10/7/2012 9:00PM

    You can do this!

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GRAMTOTWO 10/7/2012 1:25PM

    Funny how that little spark ignites when we need it to.

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CODEMAULER 10/7/2012 1:01PM

    Good health is its own reward - keep rewarding yourself!!

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WILLOWBROOK5 10/7/2012 1:01PM

    Excellent! emoticon

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DAISYBELL6 10/7/2012 12:12PM

    Fantastic! I am glad you are back in the game!

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KAIMANAOC1 10/7/2012 11:22AM

    Yes YOU can!

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AZMOMXTWO 10/7/2012 11:06AM

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Time To Be Honest

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Ok so I will go ahead and say it out loud...... I have gained back FIFTY pounds. I am now experiencing some of the problems that prompted me to start my weight loss journey in 2008. My feet hurt. I can't sleep as well, who knows maybe I have sleep apnea again. I find my self making huffing and puffing noises when I get up too. I have out grown all me cute clothes and I am now regret giving all my big clothes away. It was so easy to gain it back 5 pounds at a time. Food is just like a drug to me. So I have finally decided that I have to take control of the situation right now. I have to have a game plan. Start measuring my portions and making healthy choices. Get control of my snacking. I lost 168 pounds before, I can lose again. I want to feel good again. I want to have lots of energy. No more excuses....I can and I will do this. I am so grateful that Sparkpeople.com is here to help and support me once again. Lorraine

  
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DDOORN 11/7/2012 12:01PM

    Kudos to your efforts!

Have been wrestling with similar gains, despite my level of exercise...zipping the lip has not been my strong suit!

I'm with you in turning this around!

Don

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PUDLECRAZY 10/7/2012 7:54AM

    Good for you, Lorraine for saying it all right out loud. Getting real is the best way for getting started. Backsliding is HARD! But so many of us do it. It will be great to get the support from SP friends as you get back on track, and you will also be giving hope and courage to people who are in the same position of you of needing to lose weight they have gained back.

Your plan sounds good.

A couple of questions about your feet, which I ask because I have terrible foot problems.

1. Do you have custom orthotics? The kind you get at the podiatrist and made for your feet alone?

2. Have you tried acupuncture? That has helped with both my foot problems and my sleep problems.

I don't know what your foot problems are. Mine are metatarsal capsulitis, bunions, and plantar fasciitis. A book I found very helpful was Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief which you can get for your Kindle, tablet or Nook, buy in book form, or get from your local library.

http://www.amazon.com/Every
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36661071/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid
=1349610659&sr=8-1&keywords=eve
ry+womans+guide+to+foot+pain+relief

It has exercises and many suggestions for healing your feet. It helps to keep the weight off when you can keep moving!

You have done this before, you can do it again. You have the knowhow, you have the courage, and you have the honesty to face this front on and win.

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REBECCA180 10/6/2012 1:37AM

    Good for you coming back! I know how you feel, I gained too. It's a good thing we have Spark to return to. I think it's going to be easier this time.

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MARY1313 10/5/2012 9:42PM

    Well, the good news is you know what to do. Get back to basics, log your food and your walking. get your walking buddy geared up. Luckily it will be cooling off soon out there (hopefully) My friend who lives out around in Southern CA said it has been very hot.

Come here every day. If you don't, you will listen to the excuse. and once you make one excuse, it's easier to make another.

How do I know this? Cause I just got myself geared back up again too!

Hugs

Mary

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LBALZA05 10/5/2012 1:05PM

    I know how you feel. I'm dealing with similar numbers myself. Good for you for owning it and digging in your heels!

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SUSIQZER 10/5/2012 7:56AM

    You can do it!!

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DESERTDREAMERS 10/5/2012 5:39AM

    You've done it before and you'll do it again - courage!

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CODEMAULER 10/4/2012 10:28PM

    Accountability is key - you are already on the path to a healthier you!

Ask for ideas and support, we're all here together.

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GRAMTOTWO 10/4/2012 9:28PM

    Hi Lorraine - Coming back after being away for a while is hard. I know, I came back a few months ago after gaining back 30 of the 65 lbs previously lost. I look at it this way - at least we have a place to come back to. Where Spark family makes you feel "at home" among friends who never judge, always encourage and are just a click away. You are a true inspiration to many. Welcome back.

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JEEPLADY41 10/4/2012 8:27PM

    Oh Lori, saying it out loud is the first step, and you just need to find your positive motivation - I've joined the Redlands Y since they put in the new aqua center - message me if you wanna take the dogs to Mt. Rubidoux - if you need a "weight loss buddy" even short time message me and we can walk dogs together !!

Trish

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WILLOWBROOK5 10/4/2012 7:17PM

    Sure sound like you have taken stock, made your plan, and can draw on experience and know-how to lose the weight! You are human, you've made mistakes like we all have. You are also strong, determined, taking responsibility and taking charge!
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AUNTB63 10/4/2012 6:13PM

    emoticon forward. Kudos go out to you for posting this blog.
I know what a mind game it can be to admit our setbacks and become accountable for our actions. Bravo! I know you are heading in the right direction. When ever I feel I am "out of control" I put my food scale on the counter....and use it. This seems to trigger my mind into wanting to eat healthier. emoticon We are all here for you. emoticon

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LORRAINE10141 10/4/2012 6:08PM

    Fall down seven and get up eight. You can do it. You have accomplished so much. You will succeed. emoticon

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SANDRAHUGHES 10/4/2012 4:44PM

    Oh Lorraine! You are so brave to post this and to be so honest with yourself. It must be hard to face this in light of the success you've had losing weight. Remember that you CAN do this. It might even be easier because you've done it before and know your body well now. Maybe you need a new motivation to work towards, like an even to train for?

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Marley, my first Love

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Marley is my first dog. I got her when she was a puppy. She has been my personal trainer from the very beginning. Her legs are short so she has a cute little bounce in her step. She makes me laugh, I love her.

  
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GEE-KNEE 2/12/2012 11:10PM

    You have the cutest doggies.

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WALKZWDOGZ 1/29/2012 8:21PM

    Cuter than Benji! She looks so sweet. My guys are my personal trainers. I don't think I'd get off the couch otherwise! emoticon emoticon

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MOMFAN 1/26/2012 11:05PM

    Love bug for sure!

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CODEMAULER 1/26/2012 7:37PM

    So sweet!!

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MARY1313 1/26/2012 5:49PM

    Oh goodness so cute!!!!

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SHARBEAR100 1/26/2012 5:40PM

    What a cutie! emoticon

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