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Struggles in Maintenance

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I have not posted in a few months. I am working on controlling my eating. I have gotten the fitness thing down. I exercise 60+ minutes most days of the week. I am generally on program with eating, but when I am tired I tend to eat mindlessly. So while I am making good food choices, I am eating too much and not measuring portions.

So what am I going to do. Well I am moving forward. I won't beat myself up. Every day is a chance to do better. My clothes are fitting, but a few straight pencil skirts are a little tight. So my plan is
1600-1800 calories daily.
Exercise 60 minutes 5 -6 times weekly
No eating when I am tired, or after 8 pm except under unusual circumstances.

I have decided that getting 6-7 hours of sleep is really important and I have been doing that. So I am going to succeed.
I am a work in progress.
Have a sparked day.



  
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TINAJANE76 3/15/2014 12:59PM

    Oh boy, do I share your struggles. Snacking due to lack of sleep is a big one for me. I hope that you've been able to get more sleep and that your plan has been working like a charm!
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JUSTYNA7 2/23/2014 6:37PM

    Woo hoo for maintenance! So proud of you! For me I love my morning pages to calm the monkey chatter... the little worries that may lead to eating later. I'm sure you will figure something that helps.

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 1/30/2014 6:12PM

    Good for you. You know just what you need to do, and you have a solid plan.

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PATRICIA441 1/30/2014 10:20AM

  The first step is realizing what the problem is then it is doing something about it. Good for you! Big High Five!

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FELINA 1/30/2014 9:33AM

    I do the same thing. I do good with the exercise and my meals are healthy most of the time. Snacking for the wrong reasons is my downfall and I'm still working on it.

You have a great plan. You've identified your problem areas and are working on them.
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STEPH-KNEE 1/30/2014 7:00AM

    So glad to hear from you! The best part is you now exactly what the "issue" is, and you have a great plan to combat it! I have missed you, super happy to see you posting! emoticon

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My Motivation

Monday, November 11, 2013

I woke up yesterday with pain in my left eye. I think I scratched my cornea. Plans for zumba out. Bummer since I got zumba bracelets that I wanted to wear. But I need to be flexible, so instead, I did 60 minutes on my exercise bike and a 60 minute yoga fusion workout DVD with weights, and then a floor work DVD; Later on I went with the grands to the zoo. I didn't get as many steps in because I opted for ST instead of cardio so I could rest my eye.

Today my eye is feeling much better. I was happy that although I was not feeling my best yesterday; I was able to modify my program to meet my needs. Although I did not get in 10,00 steps I still got 5600 steps in.

I was also able to do do some decluttering. So the living room is neater.

Today I am planning for toning zumba.

I am happy I am able to modify my plans when things change, and that I did not use it as an excuse to lie in bed all day and do nothing.



  
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144AUTUMN 11/12/2013 1:10AM

  Keep up the good work!!

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JUSTYNA7 11/11/2013 9:09PM

    Excellent adaptations. I get sore eye sometimes from dryness but it is terrible. I almost didn't believe the optomitrist when they said it was dry eye as it was just one eye.... terrible pain. Take care of it! Lots of drops to help lubricate it.

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DARJR50 11/11/2013 7:09AM

  I like the posters

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LOVELESMILLS 11/11/2013 6:59AM

  Zumba at noon!

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My Motivation

Thursday, November 07, 2013

I did not do as well yesterday with staying on my plan. I found I was hungry, and needed more food. That may be from the 2 1/2 hours of exercise I did the day prior.
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The scale is still holding and I am feeling pretty good. I did Zumba last night, and was able to get in a really good workout. I am feeling pretty happy that I am fit enough to keep jumping for the whole routine, when I see women one half my age, resting and taking it down a notch.

So I am moving forward. I am happy with how I look, I am trying for self-love and not criticising myself for the layers of fat that are still there.

Have a sparked day.

  
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JAROL7 11/7/2013 7:23AM

    The growling in the stomach is not necessarily hunger, it's usually the body responding to a cycle when you eat. Have you ever been real, real hungry but were too busy to eat? And after an hour of being realy busy, did the growling go away? That's proof that it was not hunger but just a pattern of eating. Our bodies get into a pattern like going for 8 hours without food at night without waking you up with growling.

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My Motivation

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

I had another day of good eating choices. I went to pilates and zumba last night and am feeling good today. I realize I need to focus more on how i look and feel than what the scale says.

I look and feel healthy.
I am grateful for having spark here for me to track and measure my progress. I have lost 25 pounds on spark, so far, and I will lose that 6 pounds again.

Have a sparked day.

  
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KELLIEBEAN 11/7/2013 12:42PM

    It's great to focus on how we look and feel rather than the number. It took me a long time to get past that. Good for you!

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 11/6/2013 7:29PM

    You are doing a great job! Congrats to you on all of your successes.

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DFOLKARD 11/6/2013 6:53AM

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My Motivation

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Yesterday I did pretty well with eating. I was feeling tired, and almost backed out of Zumba. But I went and afterwards I felt great.
Scale is holding 6 pounds up from goal, but I am not gaining and I am building more muscle, and looking toned. I am focusing on making good choices. I know weight loss for me is slow and I need to be happy for every few ounces lost.

My goal is to be healthy. I am motivated and I am strong.
Have a sparked day.

  
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LRSILVER 11/6/2013 6:31AM

    Goriana you are awesome.

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GORIANA 11/5/2013 10:52AM

    Me too. Weight comes off so slow, if not for the support of this website and friends I might just say , "forget it."

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