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Friday, January 31, 2014

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I had to change my stats from 64.8 lbs off this month to 62.8; making it 7 lbs off instead of the 9; however, I'm still striving to surrender this area of my life [to the Lord] and so, I'm NOT too bummed by it, because I know.. emoticon

Does anyone else [though] feel like I do, that it's more embarrassing to share here on SP [my] failures, than to actually live them? I mean, we all have to get back up on the horse sometime [if and when we fall off] .. Frankly, we should find it a very small thing to be judged of others & yet I do find myself caring what people think when they see me post the wrong foods [for my food menu is set to public to hold myself accountable] and the weight tracker as well; however, it opens the door to critic's. emoticon emoticon

However, it's not about them, it's about my journey [our journey] and about getting closer to God. I'm doing this online Bible Study called "Made To Crave" and I thought I'd share this quote & comment I posted: "This is more than about what the scale says, it really is about drawing closer to God and obeying Him. Like the author say’s, "OUR ULTIMATE VICTORY ISN'T FOUND IN GETTING EVERYTHING RIGHT BUT IN FINDING AND DRAWING CLOSER TO OUR FATHER. IN-SOUL CONNECTING WITH GOD! In hearing His heartbeat when we get out of bed and hearing His words cheer us on when we feel like we can’t take another step. Because it really is all about HIM."

I want more of HIM and less of me, and while I'm Seeking Him and His WAY, I hope to shrink and lose this weight, but I "will have" good days and bad because I'm not LIVING to eat, but "eating to live" and that means I don't want to always be focused on FOOD. Thin for Him is however far HE takes me on this journey and my obedience to Him. Some may like this BLOG and some may not.. but, this is my journey and I'm MAKING it ABOUT HIM, with Him and the nice friends that HE has given me on SP!!!

Friends, I want to edify and encourage you and cast YOU up to my heavenly Father "who knows your every need as well"!!! I am praying for you ladies [and gentlemen too] who God has placed in my path.. together we can do it GOD'S WAY!

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JAMIEMOE11 2/15/2014 12:30AM

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The power of prayer and the word of God and His Spirit empowers us to press onward to our final destination. We will arrive Lynn. God has a good plan for us and not evil. With God are all things possibles. emoticon

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SIMONEKP 2/14/2014 10:15PM

    you shouldn't be embarrassed

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CJMOK1121 2/13/2014 8:17AM

    Lynn: Not sure why I'm just now reading this blog, but it is very good, don't ever be afraid of writing your true feelings, I have left my tracker open also, the problem is, I very seldom get to track all my food, I usually get in breakfast and not get back to it. I use the quick tracker a lot. Thank You for being my friend.

HUGS, HUGS, CJ from OK.

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KANOE10 2/1/2014 8:48AM

    The benefit of Spark friends is that you have support and understanding. You will lose those two pounds in no time. I am keeping y0u in my prayers, Spark friend.

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STEPH-KNEE 2/1/2014 3:33AM

    You are amazing! I don't let my food tracker to be open because I don't need someone telling me 'you really shouldn't have eaten that' LOL. Do people do that? It just seems that for every 100 supporters on spark, there is one weasel... but I wanted to say you are braver than me. But posting our failures, and to be honest yours isn't a failure just a bump in the road... those 2 pounds will be gone in a flash... it keeps us honest and accountable and makes you that much more inspiring. It shows that you are human and that you have bumps in the road and we all do. So great job on the 7 pounds lost this month, you are amazing and tell those 2 pounds not to get comfy because they are out of here in February! emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/1/2014 12:06AM

    Lynn...you need to stop thinking with the mindset of 'wrong foods'. We are not on a 'diet'...this is a LIFE CHANGE and we need to live each day in a way that will be possible to live the rest of our lives.

I eat whatever I want...yes, even - candy, cookies, ice cream...as long as it fits into my calories (and I've had enough carbs, fats and proteins). If I'm going to live the rest of my life in this LIFE CHANGE mindset, I can't deprive myself of anything...I just have to limit myself. AND...I can only do that with God's help.

We are all human, so we all have setbacks. The best thing is to take each day as a gift from God, and go on from there.

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SMILINGEYES2 1/31/2014 8:51PM

    You are right. It is difficult to fess up and accept responsible for slips. However, by doing so it sets us free to move on.

This is much like confessing to our Father. He knows already. It is for our own benefit. It restores the relationship.

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POSITIVEHOPE 1/31/2014 7:53PM

    It's so much easier to share our successes than our slips. It's easiest to speak to The Lord with my love and my needs rather than with honesty about my transgressions and ask for His forgiveness.
Surrender takes a full lifetime because there is always something more to surrender.


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CRAFTSFAN1 1/31/2014 7:20PM

    This morning I found this motivational quote:

"Don't stop trying just because you hit a wall. Progress is progress, no matter how small."

Believe it or not, you have embraced many healthy habits, and that is improvement.

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First Blog of the New Year

Thursday, January 09, 2014

I've been wanting to post a blog since the 1st of the New Year but words just haven't been there.. nothing comes to mind, that seems worth sharing! emoticon

I've been going strong since the first of the year, got my 4.4 lbs right back off [tracking every bite and trying to make the best food choices]; strong except for exercise,... exercise for me is a bit like Frosty the Snowman THINKING, I need to "put one foot in front of the other [and hope] soon I'll be walking out that door"!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Zero weather for the most part has kept me home; however, even here I need to find the incentive or motivation to keep moving.. what do you guys do when it's too cold to leave your house?


  
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DEE1221 1/10/2014 7:02PM

    You know me it is either walking on the treadmill or walking outside. I can't run, jump, skip or hop. So my poor ankles are on the treadmill since the ice and cold have taken over. Actually my foot doctor said that the treadmill or walking on a track is by far better than walking on the road because the road is not flat. No sidewalks out here in the sticks.
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CHERIJ16 1/10/2014 10:23AM

    Great job on losing your weight. I am still working on the 5 I gained. When it's cold outside I ride my exercise bike or walk in the house. The Spark People videos are good too. You can get some good cardio in with those.

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/10/2014 9:43AM

    Congrats on the weight loss!

I've been doing a lot of jogging in place, marching in place, jogging around in circles...

I have my daily Bible readings on my phone, and I can read that while jogging. After I'm finished with that, I usually sing in my head. I don't have an MP3 or anything like that, so I have to make my own music!

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KANOE10 1/10/2014 7:25AM

    Good for you losing that holiday 4 pounds. When the weather is bad I do dance tapes or laps around my house. Happy New Year. You are off to a great start.

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STEPH-KNEE 1/10/2014 12:25AM

    Great job on losing those pesky pounds! You are awesome!! emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 1/9/2014 4:11PM

    emoticon on getting those 4.4 lbs off so quickly! emoticon I've still got a pound or two to go to be back down to where I was. It's been too cold to get outside much here, plus icy. I've been using my treadmill or DVDs some but am sure looking forward to being rid of all this yucky winter mess so I can get back out there! Hang in there and just do what you can do! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 1/9/2014 3:07PM

    I have several different videos I use if I can't leave the house.

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TAILORSMOM 1/9/2014 9:53AM

    the leslie sansone walking dvd's are great.....and i love the sparkpeople videos..

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SMILINGEYES2 1/9/2014 9:06AM

    When limited, can always put music on and move--dance or exercises. The shorter days can be a drag also so let the sun shine in.

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SONGBIRDPAULA 1/9/2014 8:35AM

    emoticon I can't believe I finally made it to be the first person to post on a blog!

I have the utmost faith in you that you are going to have a lot of successes this year!

What I do when I can't get outside is to hold onto a chair and then just step in place as best as I can.It pretty much is just like I'm walking outside (LOL).You'll come up with something and it will work for you… You already have been a winner and you will continue to be a winner!

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

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1 year

Sunday, December 08, 2013

I finally get to celebrate my of being "successfully" on Sparkpeople!

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AND since I accidentally deleted all my past trackings, looks like this is emoticon of a NEW beginning. I'm sad I lost all my food trackings for the year; plus, my measurements.. it was unintentional.. emoticon I was trying to re-do the trophies emoticon [so, I could put my 1 year as today's date] but, it didn't work and instead I messed up EVERYTHING. emoticon

OK, not going to cry over spilt milk, I still want to celebrate and WHY NOT have a NEW beginning! I've always loved new beginnings!!!! emoticon

  
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SONGBIRDPAULA 1/9/2014 8:30AM

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Sorry that I am just now seeing this post!I'm sending you a big CONGRATULATIONS on your successes… One year and 60 pounds gone… What can be better than that (I guess more pounds lost if you want to)?

You go girl!

Hugs,
Paula

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SIMONEKP 12/27/2013 3:33PM

    congrats!

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CJMOK1121 12/20/2013 8:22AM

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Lynn: Sorry I'm just now getting around to reading this blog. One year and 60 lbs gone, and SOooooooo very much you have learned about yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Just emoticon emoticon and you will be up to two years.
You are a great encouragement to me, I have been here 3 yrs and haven't lost near that much. But I do have a new year ahead, and I will be doing better.

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CJ from OK.

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MARYBETH4884 12/11/2013 9:24AM

    Didn't know you could do that, erase everthing,BOO! But here's to year 2 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 12/11/2013 1:37AM

    I wiped out my walking miles some how one time when I was fiddling around, so frustrating!! Congrats on 1 successful year and here is to a 2nd! emoticon

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LINDA! 12/10/2013 12:04PM

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GODS_TEMPLE 12/10/2013 1:33AM

    Happy for the 1 year SparkVersary...sorry for the loss of info...

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KANOE10 12/9/2013 9:21AM

    Congrats on year one. You are off to a great start for year two.

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FITFRIT 12/8/2013 9:42PM

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/8/2013 8:24PM

    Great going on the anniversary.

Sorry about the loss of your tracking history, but you are right, it's a great chance to start over.

May the next year be even better.

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CTUPTON 12/8/2013 8:22PM

    Happy Anniversary!

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SMILINGEYES2 12/8/2013 6:17PM

    Possibly you could check with the tech department as they sometimes can do miracles with data. I think you hit help at the top of the start page.



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MOTHEPRO 12/8/2013 3:53PM

    Happy emoticon

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LJCANNON 12/8/2013 3:47PM

    emoticon Congratulations and Happy Spark - A - versary!!

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RAPUNZEL53 12/8/2013 3:33PM

  emoticon Good Luck for year two!

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60 lbs gone

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sparkfriends, I finally got over the 60 lbs hump emoticon today and THAT before one year is up emoticon December 8th! I also, joined a gym this week, though I've yet to get there.. what's up with THAT? emoticon

We went out yesterday morning to buy my husband some gym clothes and shoes and by the time I got done, I was DONE! emoticon I shopped in the wrong shoes and my knees and ankles were hurting so bad; am hoping this morning will begin a new routine for the both of us ...and, wouldn't it be nice to see another 10 lbs gone before the end of the year? emoticon emoticon

Yes, I've lost slow and even had some up and downs this past year, but I am so glad I am not where I was last year at this time! emoticon My arms actually fit down to my sides ..and I like it! emoticon

I am having a very bad hair day in this picture but here is a recent one..
and to compare it, here is an older one of me..

Yes, I need better before pictures, I'll get them on here one of these days!

  
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LINTPICKER 12/6/2013 7:03PM

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MT-MOONCHASER 11/22/2013 9:00PM

    Good going. You've done a good job and put a lot of work into it!! emoticon

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CJMOK1121 11/22/2013 9:42AM

    Lynn: Just saw this blog this morning and I'm so HAPPY FOR YOU. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I love how your weight loss is showing in your waist line makes you feel on top of the world. I know that next 10 lbs will be just more fun. emoticon emoticon emoticon I know being able to go to the gym will help with that a lot.

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GODS_TEMPLE 11/19/2013 7:31PM

    Lynn, 60 pounds is wonderful. Keep up the great work...and GET TO THAT GYM! emoticon

So glad DH is joining in on all the FUN!

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NHES220 11/19/2013 1:06PM

    Congrats on the 60lbs, great accomplishment! Also joining the gym, good for you! Keep up the great work!
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MOM4HOCKEY 11/19/2013 12:17PM

    AMEN SISTER!! emoticon WOW!! emoticon
emoticon I am so proud of you!! To lose 60 lbs in less than a year is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!! Good for you and I hope you finish strong with another 10!!
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QUADCMOM 11/19/2013 8:58AM

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What great news !!! Thanks for sharing. This helps others to be motivated.

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JACKIE542 11/19/2013 8:14AM

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SANDYCRANE 11/19/2013 7:47AM

    Congratulations. You are doing great, keep up the good work.


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LYNNWANNABE 11/19/2013 6:59AM

    Ladies, I was looking at that middle part, I do believe they call that a midriff, who would have thought I could have one of those .. tee-hee-hee! emoticon Thanks so much for your comments..

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SMILINGEYES2 11/19/2013 6:21AM

    The progress is great. Not only down those pounds, you have not added pounds. Great job. Like your pics to show progress.

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STEPH-KNEE 11/19/2013 6:16AM

    You look great! I am so proud of you! Sometimes we feel like we are going so slow that we aren't getting anywhere (that is how I feel lately), but photo comparisons like this show that you are going places baby! You are doing great and here is to losing 10 more pounds before the end of the year. I'm working on that too, not sure if I'll make it but all we can do is try. I'm very proud of you!! emoticon

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TWIXXI 11/19/2013 6:10AM

    emoticon Congratulations!! That's awesome! emoticon

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SONGBIRDPAULA 11/19/2013 6:07AM

    Lynn, Lynn, Lynn!! emoticon emoticon

You just look maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavelous!! emoticon

Here's a big CONGRATULATIONS on your success of reaching 60 pound weight loss! emoticon

I knew that you could do it and 60 pounds is a whole lot more than 10 pounds, so I have great anticipation that you will do the next 10 pounds soon.You have kept the faith and fought the fight and you are winning.It is true that with God anything is possible! emoticon

I'm in your cheering section for what you have done and what you are going to continue to be doing! emoticon emoticon

Have a blessed day in wonderful journey to the new you!

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A Vent To my Christian Friends

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

I have decided that I do not like nor will I tolerate negative naysayer's .. don't tell me ounces don't count or diets don't work, they work if YOU work them! If those numbers on the scale are working for you, don't let people rob you of your success and joy.

If you have health issues, don't use it as an excuse to give up, look at my friend Beth [Indygirl], she's lost 250 lbs and has had more health issues than you can shake a stick at and yet she's still here [committed, devoted] we need to watch our excuse making. emoticon

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holidays.. more reasons to make excuses to binge? emoticon I think NOT!

I can't believe it, but I realized last weekend that I eat when I'm unhappy, I eat to make myself FEEL HAPPY! emoticon No more excuses, we are to find our Joy, Peace and Happiness in the Lord! Yes, I am taking this serious, I DO NOT want food taking God's place in my life!!!

Ok, my vent is done! emoticon

Let's hit the ground running this Holiday Season!!!


P.S. Here is Beth's link if you haven't met her yet: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=%7
EINDYGIRL

  
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MARYBETH4884 11/19/2013 1:11PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Food can never replace the Joy of the Lord!!

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Lynn: I so agree with you, I know this is the 11th on Nov and you wrote this on the 6th, so I'm a little behind, emoticon emoticon I am right with you on this, NO EXCUSES. you know what I've always told myself, the
definition of an Excuse is. (the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie) NO EXCUSES THIS YEAR.
GREAT BLOG: CJ from OK.

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SONGBIRDPAULA 11/11/2013 6:18AM

    Dear Lynn,

All I can say to this blog is... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon . This blog is a home run!

Thank you for venting and the opinion that you have shared with us and have spoken for others where they may have been uncomfortable to say this thought!

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Paula

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MOM4HOCKEY 11/7/2013 12:03PM

    AMEN!! emoticon
I saw this quote and it really hit me & applies to what you're venting about:

"Nobody is impressed with how good your excuses are!!"

So let's get through the holiday season making no excuses & enjoying all the Blessings our Lord has for us emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 11/7/2013 9:47AM

    Right on and well said!! .......... I remind myself daily my body is the temple of the Lord and not a trash can ............. emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 11/7/2013 1:06AM

    I told some of my team members, just the other day, that Thanksgiving is not an excuse to stuff ourselves...only the turkey is supposed to get stuffed... emoticon

Last year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I spread my holiday meal out over several days. The food is not going anywhere. I can have one or two things at every meal for a whole week if I want. I don't have to eat everything on one day!

I plan to lose weight during this year's holidays, too!

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LAURANCE 11/6/2013 8:13PM

  Well! My daughter and I made a pact that we would start The Diet on Halloween and keep it going through New Year's Day. While everyone else is sitting on their butts and shoving food in the pie hole, we will be losing weight. January will come and we'll be doing well while our friends are griping because they gained ten pounds.
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COCACOLA2 11/6/2013 6:27PM

    Lady you are something else, this morning I faced the tv screen and said no excuses and told the dvd to bring it and did my fitness routine with a smile on my face. Enjoyed your post. Will check out Beth's link now. emoticon

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SMILINGEYES2 11/6/2013 6:16PM

    Amen. When I am conscious of the Lord's desires for the best, it is so much easier to resist ordering dessert or getting a second helping rather than be content. He is willing to help if we ask and do our part.

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