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100 days

Monday, February 16, 2009

Well today makes 100 days on Spark, WOW.

I m going a little backwards right now, but I m getting things in order. I've gained a little weight back the last week, my stress level is controling me @ this time. Unfortunately I go thru some thing every year before my b-day which is next wk. At least I'm not as depressed as I was last yr when I turned 40.

I've learned alot here. Now the keys is to use the knowledge everyday. I know what I should b doing & I'm always one to share with others when they need support, I'm just not good at helping myself. So when I feel like giving up I look @ those pics of me & my hubby on my page, then I look @ the pic of me taken last mth, then I know that I can do this. I WILL NOT GIVE UP - NO MATTER WHAT

Well here's to 100 days & to 100 more emoticon

  
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IMCRABBY66 2/17/2009 8:04AM

    I am with ya!
I have the SAME feeling! This weekend I kind of gave up, but I found my strength again.
Sparks has really been so great for me. It is nice to know that we are not alone in all these feelings we have, going through the weight loss process!

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The Little Things

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Its amazing how a little thing can make you feel so wonderful. I just found out that I won fitness minutes for my winter challenge team GO MAHOGANY. Now I want to workout even more. My hubby looked at me like I was crazy when I read my spark mail and yelled. Amazingly the weight I lost, the inches I lost, & I get excited cause I put all cardio mins down & got acknowledged for it. I m soo looking forward to the Spring Challenge. The other day I bought a new cardio workout DVD. My new favorite store is FIVE & BELOW. They have a workout aisle

  
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LITTLE_QUEEN 2/16/2009 4:13PM

    Sounds like you are doing great! I am happy for you.

Hugs,
Lori

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W8WHITTILER 2/15/2009 5:32PM

    Like I said before...you are awesome..keep that body moving!
Patty

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CHANNEL1988 2/15/2009 12:04AM

    Can't wait until I reach where you're at right now, congrats! :D

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CHANNEL1988 2/15/2009 12:04AM

    Sorry for the double post


Comment edited on: 2/15/2009 12:04:31 AM

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Water Retention

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Well I didn't exactly gain back that 3 lbs. It seems that a health problem that I try to forget about reared its ugly head again FLUID RETENTION. My legs were really hurting last night & I realized that they were swollen. I took my water pills this morning & I m no longer up 3 lbs, I m actually down 2. BUT I m still using the 245 cause that was my official weigh in. My legs are starting to swoll again as I sit here so I guess I will b taken my water pills for the next cpl of days.

  


I GAINED --- ARGHHHH

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Yea that right I gained.
Last time I weighed was the beginning of Jan well it's seems that since then I've gained 3 lbs & I m back up to 245 lbs. So it's time to get serious again & stop stressing.
My blessing is that my dad will b home from the rehab in 2 wks & @ that time I should b able to get my life back in order.
When I weigh in next Wednesday I will be back to 242 lbs or lower I HOPE

  
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BABIE_JANE 2/12/2009 4:57PM

    I agree with the previous poster, take it a step at a time. You may want to start out making sure you get your water in each day, at least 8 8 ounce servings. Then concentrate on getting in at least 5 fruits and veggies each day. Fruit and/or raw veggies make great snacks and a lot healthier then sugary ones. Each week or every few days start concentrating on something else, but continuing with the previous steps, also. If you are having trouble with exercising, start with 10 minutes a day. A little is better than none at all. Once you get into the habit you won't want to stop at 10 minutes. My secret to my workouts is I do things I enjoy. I look forward to my workouts each morning and evening. We are here to support and help you in any way we can. You CAN do it!

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CRAZY_CAROLLYNN 2/12/2009 1:13PM

    For me so much of it is just a matter of being IN TUNE and purposefully engaging in small smarter choice substitutions, not trying to stick to a drastic turn around change of routine over night in order to lose weight...but taking ONE small thing that lead to my gaining of weight...and purposefully making a tiny improvement upon that one behavior at a time, whenever I find myself aware of it. I used to always want to LEAP into methods of weight loss, I knew I could, and did leap several times...but I couldnt keep doing it, fell backwards, and got mad at myself always with why why why and eneded up strengthening my failures by replaying them over and over again.

I have discovered its best to take ONE small thing that lead to my gaining of weight...and purposefully make a tiny improvement upon that one behavior at a time, whenever I find myself aware of it. Not to seek in doing the opposite, but a modification for the better.
The whole rest of the time....?....well I cant be perfect or change over night so first things first, baby steps and the more practice and achievements the farther I go and the more I change on the inside, FOREVER.
Ironic that the smaller of steps, the more overall progress I make. Then weight loss is a stressless by product of this type of self awareness and mental growth. As soon as I am aware of the fact Im starting to feel uncomfortable...with anything...I can change my pattern of self talk from dwelling in the discomfort in the first place and instead using my tools to self soothe before I get upset enough to NOT exercise, or upset enough to Over-EAT, or upset enough to freak out over my fears and instead to bring myself to do whatever I need to...even if I amfeeling uncomfortable or afraid...but finding a want or need to do it anyway.

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PMS

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

PMS it's the curse, yes we woman r truly cursed.
Every mth I turn into someone else. It's not alwyas the same person that I turn into either.

Last mth I was an emotional mess, everything made me cry. This mth I m turning into the witch, everything is setting me off. The worst part is it's only the pre I have days before TTOM. The only good thing right now is that my energy level is kind-of high, so is my back pain though.

Prayerfully hubby gets a new job soon & it has benefits. I need my meeeeedddsss!!!

  
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CRAZY_CAROLLYNN 2/11/2009 1:13PM

    Meds, Ive been thinking about getting some over the counter stuff...maybe Dong Quai or PMS vitimin formula myself, I dont have a clue. Right now Im in my energy phase so Im good with that. :-) If you got something that works.....could you share?

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