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Over the moon with happiness!

Monday, September 14, 2009

This morning's weigh in showed 171 on the scales.
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I haven't been this weight since I was about 45 years old. I know I was this weight when I was 28. Have a picture saying so.

I never thought I would get this far. But SparkPeople is what has helped me. I am another one of those millions who have tried diets, Atkins, pills, starving and whatever but always ended up with more than I started with.

I have chosen to be accountable to myself and also not to deny myself. I still eat chocolate....on ocassion.....go to Mickey D's.......on occassion......eat a little too much.....on occassion.
But it is the lifestyle changes that are working. Walking, walking, and staying active through out the day. Not sitting in front of the TV so much.

Instead of gearing my brain to lose X amount of weight in a week....I try to do what's right and let my body lose at it's own pace.

My daily journals on SP are the secret along with fabulous support from my Spark Friends is what works for me.

Guess what everyone.....less calories, more exercise ~ works. Whoduhthunk!!! emoticon

Stay with it.......up day or down day......stay with SP.

  
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MEADSBAY 10/19/2009 4:14PM

    Were we sparated at birth?
Are you my long lost twin?
Ww have the same ideas and feelings.
xoxoxo
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LEEPFROG95 9/18/2009 8:07AM

    Lynn, you are an inspiration to all of us that age doesnt matter
on the journey your drive and determination are something I admire greatly...
you are a true motivator!!!!!
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and I am glad to have you on my side...
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LYN-EDWY 9/15/2009 7:38PM

    Thanks everyone.....you're all the greatest!



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NELLIEBLUE 9/15/2009 7:10PM

    You have it all worked out and it's working, if I can just let it soak in. emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 9/14/2009 11:59PM

    Good for you. I hope I can get back on track. I walk, but evidently not vigorously enough. groan. Keep up the good work! Hugs, Jane

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HVMBRU 9/14/2009 9:43PM

    Great work, Lyn! We know when it is working and catching the momentum does the work for us if we heed its call. I like this idea of eating to maintain health rather than to lose weight myself!!

Congratulations, girl!

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MOM1014 9/14/2009 7:41PM

    Congratulations Lyn. You and your blog inspire me. You deserve it because of the effort and focus you put into it. emoticon.
Hugs,
Lee

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JEANSHEP2 9/14/2009 7:33PM

    Nice blog, Lyn. I am so happy for you. It really takes some doing to get ourselves to the place where we do it for us! Wishing you well on the rest of your journey. You have a super start to get you going.

Blessings,
Jean

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SPARKLINJEWELLS 9/14/2009 4:45PM

    love it

you are doing wonderful!

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GLORYB2014 9/14/2009 2:08PM

    I am so happy for you Lyn ~ over the moon and beyond the stars! emoticon emoticon

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JENA_GAL 9/14/2009 1:39PM

    Congratulations! You are certainly an inspiration to those of us still working on changes. emoticon

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SCAREDOFFROGS 9/14/2009 11:53AM

  I'm so happy too with the changes I've been able to make with the help of SP. I feel solid about the changes--I don't experience that sense of anxiey that its not going to last because I feel like these changes have just become a part of me. I never get anxious that I'm not going to want to drink a cup of coffee in the morning--thats how I feel about the changes I'm making towards a healthier lifestyle that I've learned with the help from our SP angels. emoticon

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CAROLJ94941 9/14/2009 11:46AM

    Congratulations! Way to go.

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Tomorrow has come.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tomorrow ~ is referring to my last blog.

It has come.

And I am in a state of unbelief.....yet I see the reality!

I weighed in today at 172.5 lb.

This number for me is so unbelievable and yet I saw it on my scales this morning.
I have not seen a number like this on the scales for 24 years.
I look down at my body and still see a fat person and yet I have lost 22.5 lb. since starting SP.

I am having a little bit of reality starting to seep into a few of my brain cells when I see a size 14 and not a 20 anymore.
Having seen an overweight reflection of myself in the mirror for so long, I think it is going to take awhile to start understanding that my image is a little smaller now.

I really like the person I am becoming.
And I can sincerely say that it is all because of SparkPeople.
Being accountable to myself, being supported by so many wonderful people is the most exciting gift I have received in a very, very, very long time.

I thank you all, and please continue to stop by and say hello.

Lyn.

  
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GLORYB2014 8/26/2009 7:13PM

    Hello Lyn and congrats, both on the weight you've lost and on liking the person you're becoming. First in the order of things is to love ourselves, then the rest will fall in place :-)

Enjoyed reading this blog, good one Lyn.
Hugs, Gloria

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REALLYFATPERSON 8/25/2009 3:49AM

    Congrats.... shedding happy tears for you.

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HVMBRU 8/25/2009 12:50AM

    You're doing great, Lyn!!! When you can feel so good, it sure makes it worthwhile.

Helen

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SPARKLINJEWELLS 8/24/2009 10:09PM

    good for you

unbelieveable, isn't it

you're doing wonderful!

appreciate all your hard work

and......enjoy it!

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GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Well, my day started good and rapidly got worse.
Had a family dispute....a few unhappy things happened, and I topped it off by going to McDonalds!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!


Having Grilled salmon for dinner and some water!!!

Remember Annie's song.....TOMORROW, TOMORROW.....

Hugs everyone...

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GLORYB2014 8/22/2009 7:53AM

    Awwww, I hope today and this weekend is a much better time for you! Ever wonder WHY food is such a comfort to us??
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YAFENELRA 8/21/2009 8:47PM

    Yes, I guess we need to remember that tomorrow is always around the corner and things are bound to be better. I had such a bad day that here it is almost 6 PM and I am still working on my morning cup of coffee.

Arlene

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I am a happy camper....

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20th ~

Well, the summer is starting to wind down for me.
It has been a long and very hot summer, I have not enjoyed the heat although the sunshine was most welcome.


I don't know that I would have stayed the course here on SP if it hadn't been for all the encouragement and inspirational examples of all you wonderful Sparkers who have stopped by and left comments.


I know that my health is better, I love keeping track of my nutrition and exercise, and each day I look forward to knowing that I am doing better and better.


Thank you all.................and especially to CHRIS DOWNIE AND STAFF!


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Lyn.

  
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JEANSHEP2 8/21/2009 12:08AM

    You are doing great, and you are an inspiration and encouragement to others! Keep up the good work.

Hugs,
Jean

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WATERMELLEN 8/20/2009 8:10PM

    I certainly second your vote of appreciation: this is a terrific resource!

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Had my first bad week since starting SP ~

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I have been reading so many accounts of Spark Friends having difficulties with their weight loss, exercising, etc. And I sit here wondering why........when I am cruising along having no challenges other than a few sore muscles.....why are they having so much trouble and I am not. I think I was feeling that I was (ahem) above all that?????

Well, I humbly apologize to everyone who is struggling and still staying with SP despite health problems, injuries, depression and so many other things that life throws at us.

I fell flat on my face this past week, I gained three pounds! emoticon

A simple visit from family members for 5 days and I went ballistic with my calories! emoticon

But a few friends with their well chosen words of encouragement have helped to fortify me and help me get my face off the floor and stand up and continue. I have to learn to leave my failures and weaknesses in the past because that's where they are. I have learned that if I keep thinking about them, then I am keeping them in front of me and they will continue to be stumbling blocks. Never more!

Spark Strategy #4:
"Keep a positive attitude
Several studies have shown that optimists reach more goals than pessimists. They see more success not because they fail less often, but because they get back up more often. People with positive attitudes see setbacks for what they really are. When you have a setback, itís not a brick wall that must be climbed (or that can stop progress altogether). Youíve merely met a gate; it may delay you for a second, but if you open that gate and move through it, youíll soon be on your way. "

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Lyn.

  
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GLORYB2014 8/16/2009 5:11PM

    I've met that gate many a times Lyn and I push it with all my might to get through!

What can keep you on your feet and picking yourself up if you do happen to slip a bit is thinking of the "end goal". And thinking of how far you've already come. And knowing you're not alone, we're all here beside you, rooting you on. And thinking of how great you are, cause YOU ARE!!
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GRAMMAP1 8/12/2009 2:23PM

    Lyn, I believe we get needed lessons along that way. Recognizing your problem is a great step in the right direction. And then accepting the lesson for what it was is a perfect response. You will be fine and I have confidence you will keep progressing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JEANSHEP2 8/12/2009 5:53AM

    It happens to the best of us, and you are one of the best! You only need to deal with today! What will you do with it?

Good luck, dear friend.

Jean

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FOX2566 8/11/2009 11:11PM

  This is a journey, not a destination. progress, not perfection. Be good to yourself.

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KLS777 8/11/2009 4:32PM

    Just get back up and continue, everybody make mistakes! The important thing is that you don't dwell on it and continue in a positive manner.

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CYCLINGSANDY 8/11/2009 4:05PM

    Sometimes it takes a humbling experience to make us be what we need to be.
You can refocus and turn it around now that you have recognized your challenges.

Best wishes,
Sandy

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 8/11/2009 3:56PM

    Been there, done that....in fact did it my self this very week.

So let's both get back up on that horse and get back on program.

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SPARKYLITTLEPIG 8/11/2009 2:19PM

    Great attitude! You can't just lay down and give up when you suffer a setback, and yours is so small compared to the setbacks some people face. Keep up the good work, try to stay on track, and most importantly, give yourself a break once in a while! You're human! We all fall sometimes!

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SPARKYLITTLEPIG 8/11/2009 2:19PM

    Great attitude! You can't just lay down and give up when you suffer a setback, and yours is so small compared to the setbacks some people face. Keep up the good work, try to stay on track, and most importantly, give yourself a break once in a while! You're human! We all fall sometimes!

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SPARKYLITTLEPIG 8/11/2009 2:19PM

    Great attitude! You can't just lay down and give up when you suffer a setback, and yours is so small compared to the setbacks some people face. Keep up the good work, try to stay on track, and most importantly, give yourself a break once in a while! You're human! We all fall sometimes!

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