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Day 1/100 Its Time

Friday, August 24, 2012



Ok, so vacation is over and i've been told that holding myself accountable with a blog is helpful. Well i'm up for most anything and now is the time to start fresh. So today is day one and lets see where i'm at when day 100 comes into play. I can't guarantee that I will still be any closer to goal than I am right now but i'm willing to give this a go. Actually i'm more than willing. I've told all that will listen that today is day one and i'm back at it. So now that they are on track with this so am I.

So let the games begin....wait I mean the healthy living. Kristi it is you and me girl lets get this done.

Michelle.

  
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SLIMPAM23 8/25/2012 9:24AM

    Great concept!! I wish you much luck---but tell me....where did you get that awesome picture of me!! LOL!
Pam

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/25/2012 12:30AM

    I am right here!!! I'm with you all the way. You are back from vacation, I'm finishing up a good week, so let's get the momentum going and make some progress!
Kristi

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SHERYLDS 8/24/2012 1:00PM

    the minute you start back...you ARE closer to your goal emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 8/24/2012 11:16AM

    There is a team "The Hundred Day Challenge".
Maybe it would be helpful to get active there.


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JULIA_211 8/24/2012 9:30AM

    Wishing you the best! emoticon

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Nope sorry nothin

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Reason to BELIEVE #225: Because you CAN lose the weight. "The greatest pleasure in life, is doing the things people say we cannot do" Walter Bagehot

I wasn't going to post a blog today. Why? Not sure really. Seems like my days just run together lately. Though i'm finally seeing a bit of a loss here and there and i'm starting to get back to my exercise routine. That for me is a big plus. But as for having much to talk about....Nope...same ole same ole.

I would love to share something really awesome like some of the blogs I read but nope got nothin. So i'm just going to share the funny with you and move on. Know that today i'm still working hard at reaching all my goals. I'm not giving up and I won't give up on spark.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/16/2012 10:59AM

    I love the funny! :)
Glad to hear you are getting back to the exercise. That is what I need to do. Maybe with school starting back and things settling into routine again I'll get back to a schedule for myself. (not that summer is a good excuse to not exercise!! -- but I sure haven't done much of it!!)
You are doing great..just keep on pushing!!
Kristi

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/13/2012 12:39PM

    LOL well thanks for the funny! I like it! :)

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JULIA_211 8/13/2012 7:25AM

    I feel that way too at times, but I made a commitment to keep an accountability blog, and start it out with a positive thought or quote. It helps. I'm really glad you're seeing progress, that means you don't give up! Let's do the best we can, each day! emoticon

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CAKAROO 8/13/2012 6:23AM

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CRAZYWOMAN10 8/13/2012 5:06AM

    Love it! Glad you are making some progress...keep it up!

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KENDRACARROLL 8/12/2012 10:46PM

    Haha! Love your funny :)
Do blog, even if you've got nothing. Always great to hear how you're doing, and from the sound of it, it's moving in the right direction.
Here's to nothin'
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Facing facts....

Saturday, July 28, 2012



This is how i've been feeling this summer. Time to face facts....maybe i'm not doing all I could be for me. But each day I start off on the right track and lately i've been walking at my break at work, parking at the far end of the lot, and drinking more water. So changes will be coming soon I hope.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 7/30/2012 11:01AM

    All small steps are still leading in the right direction. Personally I think smaller steps help us to not get lost in the big picture! You're doing great, just keep going!!!


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SHERYLDS 7/28/2012 12:39PM

    Every little step adds up to a giant leap into those smaller sizes.
Keep going...BELIEVE and JUST DO IT

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 7/28/2012 7:04AM

    Michelle, just remember ''Rome was not built in a day" nor will be get to goal in a day. I know you already know this, but I also know how impatient I can get, and you and I are so much alike in our thinking. You can do this, one day, one step, one meal, one second at a time.

Love you,
Joan

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Baby steps....one at a time

Friday, July 27, 2012

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down."
Eleanor Roosevelt

A friend shared this quote and it seemed to work. So i'm sharing with all of you. We have choices and most of the time it comes down to baby steps and sometimes they are very small and very wobbly but we choose to take them. This is a learning process and no matter the day or the moment your learning each and every time you choose a better alternative than the one before.

I'm still taking my journey one day and one meal at a time. I have no other way at this time. I wish I could find the magic pill but alas it doesn't exist. You can't bottle hard work and determination and that is what this journey takes. Yup there is days I want to just throw in the towel and say "you win" to the universe but that isn't me. I won't quit. I know my answer is out there I just have to keep taking those baby steps and it will come. One little day at a time.

Michelle.

  
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TERESA6262 7/27/2012 9:20PM

    Still at it! You ROCK!

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MARYJOANNA 7/27/2012 7:55AM

  Conquer the small stuff first!

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Looking back....

Saturday, July 07, 2012

As i've been struggling for so very long it seems, I finally sat down and read a few old journal entries. I came across this one and I felt I needed to share. It helped me to open my eyes to a few things.....like I am doing ok. Oh i'm not at goal and it may be some time before I do but i'm not quitting and I have learned some new ways of life that I still use daily. So allow me to share this old post from 2009 and maybe it may just open your eyes to how far you've come and didn't even realize it.


"Today
i want to just leave a note letting you know all that you have accomplished this past year. just in case you are thinking it was a bust.

number one, you accepted the lord jesus christ as your lord and savior. you got bapatized, something you have always wanted and never had the nerve to do.

number two, you are down 13 pounds from last year. kudos to you on this. you stuck with something michelle. and that is a leap of faith for you. maybe this coming year will bring a new and better you.

number three, you have your health. it is much better and you are a happier person, ;though sometimes you question this. don't.

number four, you have awesome kids. they may worry you but don't. you have given them the tools they need, they just have to use them.

and last of all, you have todd. you have celebrated 15 years together. 15, wow, and you have a wonderful home, and the dogs. don't forget the dogs.

so as you move onto this coming new year strive for even better in the new year. you can, you are strong.
12/23/2009"

Now a journalist i'm not but I do use my spark journal to get out feelings, leave myself a note, or a quote. It is always nice to go back and again see how far we have come.

Thanks for the time
Michelle.



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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 7/10/2012 11:59PM

    Thanks for sharing Michelle, and I'm glad you took the time to see how far you've come and take all the good in your life into account. You are an amazing woman and I'm proud to call you my friend.
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SHERYLDS 7/7/2012 7:53PM

    actions always speak louder than words ...
and when your family sees you taking care of business they usually follow.
So what you do for yourself trickles down to them ...IN A BIG WAY.
Kudos.
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KENTUCKYWOMAN 7/7/2012 5:26PM

    Thanks Michelle for the look back. Thank you for sharing.
Much Love,
Joan

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