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What a day

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Well where to begin: I've gotten in 4.5 miles walking each morning after dropping off my grandson at school so far. Tomorrow will be no different. Today I passed a car lot and saw this cool convertible in the lot. I had to walk over and take a look. Well I drove that little car home this afternoon. I took my hubby to show him and we are now testing it out. We know the car lot owner and have gotten four so far from there. He gave us the keys and sent us home to try it for a few days. I'm still up in the air but hey I look good behind the wheel. lol. Nice beach car. I'm keeping mine as my hubby takes such good care of them I hate to trade it in right now. With him working out of town it helps to have a spare. lol.

I have come to the conclusion with talking to my daughter and best friend these last two mornings that I need to quit worrying about look. I'm the smallest of us all and I worry about my weight. My friend just can't understand it. Well i'm overweight and yes i'm smaller than them in size but my health problems are no different. The doctor as changed a med on me and now waiting for the rest of the test results. My cholesterol is awesome. So yup healthy lifestyles may just have something going for them.

I was telling my friends this morning that I felt just this way. I could restart all week long but in the end I always felt like whatever happened yesterday or even the day before was still worrying me today. I just couldn't move past a mistake or a slip. But as my friend pointed out i'm eating right it is just now and again I have a "treat" and that I need to quit letting that slow me down. Well she is right. I want to reach my goals and I have to be honest after reaching them and then gaining back it sure makes it hard to start over. A do over is never the same as the first time. But i'm doing this. I've put in over nine miles in two days, i'm eating right and i'm on vacation. That in itself could spell trouble but hasn't yet. So as I end my day today i'm ending it with a smile on my face for a day well done.

So what a day? A great day all around.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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MILLEDGE2 8/22/2013 8:36AM

    Good for you!

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FISHINGLADY66 8/22/2013 4:46AM

    emoticon Great job. It's all about you.

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 8/22/2013 3:20AM

    emoticon I am so proud of you because you could have very easily been writing a whole different story about your vacation. emoticon

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SLIMPAM23 8/21/2013 8:29PM

    I hear ya and understand what you mean!!! I am doing well so far this time - but I never know what tomorrow will bring - and I am still really angry at myself for not staying at goal. But you know ----life changed dramatically for me and mine and what happened next....just happened.
We need to take it a day at a time and quit looking back. Both at the good AND the bad - because no matter what it was....one thing is for sure - it is in the PAST!!
You'll have to share a pick of you and the convertible!!
Pam

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Believe in YOU

Monday, August 19, 2013


Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes we allow ourselves to be turned from our goals and led astray. Today just allow yourself to believe in YOU and take the steps needed to reach those goals. I for one know that I allow my surroundings to sometimes determine my path. I have taken my journey into my own hands and so far half a month and i'm still holding my own. Oh I've slipped a bit but I'm right there to pick myself up and dust off my bottom and get back to it. After all nothing worth having ever came easy.



BACKONTRACK day 19. I will succeed this month to reach my goals.

Michelle.

  
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FISHINGLADY66 8/19/2013 9:13PM

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MILLEDGE2 8/19/2013 7:53AM

    You have come a million miles in your motivation in recent months! Yea! and have a wonderful day!

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MFBUTTERFLY 8/19/2013 7:45AM

    emoticon You WILL do it! I believe in you!

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Smaller losses

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Remember losing the first few pounds deserves just as much applause as losing those last few!

Denise

Sometimes I lose a minute amount and wonder if it is worth the effort to report that. Well of course it is. Any loss no matter the size shows you've been working at this. No it may not be huge, but it is a loss. Maybe it shows on the tape measure and not on the scales. Never see any loss as just a small loss. Each loss no matter the size is a step in the right direction.

emoticon This week I'm down 0.2. Worth reporting? You betcha. I earned that loss and I'm owning it.



Michelle.

  
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IRISHEI 8/19/2013 8:32AM

    Thanks for the reminder. All losses are a bonus and they add up as the weeks go by.
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SWEETROSIE2 8/19/2013 4:08AM

    I love having any loss whether it's big or small I just love seeing my ticker go down.

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MFBUTTERFLY 8/18/2013 8:45AM

    12 years later, I still remember my first 0.3 pound loss. I first wanted to kick the scale. Then I thought how if I paired it with one of the 1.7 pound losses that I'd had, I had 2 pounds. What a bonus! Yes, those small losses are emoticon !!

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RESTART

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Don't ever feel bad for getting discouraged. It is just part of the process, not a permanent state.

It was so time for a restart on Spark. So today I restarted and hopefully by the holidays I will be at my goal. Hey a girl can dream can't she? I mean I think I got this but then I fall on my face and pick me up again. So as long as I keep picking me up I guess i'm on the right track to health.

I won't quit on me just because I fall down on occasion. It isn't all the time but I sure would like for it to be less often. So today the first day of my Vacation I have decided to RESTART my program. I already have a walking date for each morning, I'm heading to the grocery store in the morning to revamp and I think I may just try a new Spark recipe. So I think i'm on the right track.

Michelle.

  
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MILLEDGE2 8/17/2013 3:44PM

    You've got this, Michelle! Stealing from another Sparker, I love the quote "There is no weight loss wagon to fall off of any more; there is only the journey." If we all stick together, we'll reach our goals! emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon wishing you great weather for your morning walks! emoticon emoticon

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    YOU can soooooo do this!!!! Enjoy your emoticon dates! Enjoy your good emoticon !!

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Motivation?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Concentrate on building your inner strength. Your motivation is what keeps you going even when it's tough!

Denise



Ever feel like you take one step forward and two steps back? Maybe it is like a dance. The dance of life. Because if we don't take those steps forward or maybe even back we ever find our way to our destination. So maybe finding what motivates us to keep moving forward isn't such a back journey to take and dance along the way. There will be backsteps, it is a learning process this thing called a healthy lifestyle when your whole life has been anything but. Maybe from this point forward we can look at this as a new road to travel. Maybe there are things out there we have never tried out of fear or because our weight stood in the way. Maybe it is time to dance in the rain and just be YOU. Today is a new day, filled with great rewards and yup maybe a misstep or two but hey you got up and you gave it a try. Isn't that what this journey is all about? Giving it one more try.

So what is your motivation going to be today? That new dress, a new bike, a spa day? You pick and then you motivate yourself to get there from here.

Michelle.

  
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    Keep moving!! YOU can sooooo do this!

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