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thursday: this is my week to shine.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

emoticontoday i realized that i have been almost a whole week and i haven't strayed to far off the beaten path. i'm going to do this. it may not be this week or even next month but i'm going to hit my goal and when i do .....watch out world. just checking in before i head off to bed. i have to work in the morning and i'm trying to keep my sleep on schedule also. so many new things and so little time. really though i 'm finding out i like a lot of the new and improved things i'm doing. the execise has turned into a daily challenge. meaning i challenge myself to run farther than i did the day before. even one step is a step in the right direction. my food intake is getting creative and this week alone i have made two spark recipes.....apple cinnamon muffins are wonderful. and the cornbread is awesome. really i have enjoyed trying new things and i'm ready to continue on. so keep putting one foot in front of the other and we both will meet at the finish line. emoticon

  


Tuesday and still on track!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

emoticonHere i sit, finised with dinner, feeling smug with myself. Ive been going strong now for a few days and i have not felt better about myself in a while. Man it is amazing how we can get so wrapped up in what is going on around us that we can't even take care of us.

work has been awful. I work in a pharmacy and with the flu it has been tough. Tempers are flying and not with just the patients but with the workers. People who where your friend yesterday no longer even want to say hello, let alone look at you or please help out. I went on vacation and have come home to the twilight zone. Today was much better than yesterday but still not good. For me that is added stress in my life i just don't have time or patience for. So i have prayed hard and i'm hoping tomorrow is a much better day.

My spark plan is on track. I was in this with a friend but she is slowly going by the way side and i'm left to my own devices. So far i've held my own. I'm up with my weight, just a bit but enough for me to step back, get a grip and start fresh. I really have come to far to let this slide. I have joined a challenge to lose 4 pounds a month and so far it is keeping my accountable to myself and the others on the same challenge. Thank you spark for having that available to me and all of us.

I'm going to close now as i have rambled on long enough. really i'm just tired and i'm going to read for a bit and get to sleep. trying to keep myself on a schedule for sleep and last night i couldn't stay asleep. i know it was from stress, but i have to not let that get in my way. i'm going to get there from here. I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other. emoticon

  
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TITUS2WMN 8/26/2009 12:12PM

    Hang in there!! These stressful times always pass. It is so much nicer when we come out on the other side without eating our way through it, possibly even pounds lighter!! Woo hoo!!

I'm glad the 4 pound challenge is a blessing for you. It is for me also.

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YATMAMA 8/25/2009 11:23PM

    Bravo! Bravo!! Doesn't taking control feel wonderful?!! It's so empowering to realize that we get to CHOOSE to eat well and to take steps toward becoming more fit. There's no hidden monster within that is stronger than we are. As one of my three year old friend seems to tell everyone but Mama: YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME! *add a foot stomp here* lol Sometimes I feel like that when I look at the old habits that want to rise up within me. I want to stare them in the face, stomp my foot, and yell: You are NOT the boss of me!! I pray your friend finds her way back, but let me assure you, you are NOT left to your own devices. We are here, right beside you, shoulder to shoulder, marching in the same direction, for the same reasons, with the same goals. I pray that God will give you such grace at work that He will insulate you from the negativity around you, that He will whisper such tender words of love to you that you cannot help but have joy within your being, flooding you with peace and contentment, even in the midst of the turmoil of tempers and unkindness. Keep lookin at Jesus, girlfriend. He's just SO beautiful to behold!!

Missy

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 8/25/2009 10:44PM

    You're doing awesome!!! All this mayhem, chaos and anxiety swirling around you and you stick to doing what you know you need to do!! Keep up the good work and I just know you'll be seeing results real soon!!

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back from vacation and ready to work!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

emoticonwell i'm back from vacation and i'm ready to get back to work and on track. i was just starting to use the nutrition tracker the way it is set. meaning i've been letting it pick my foods and i adjust as i need to. it was working fine but then puff i left for florida. sun, sand, and surf. man it was great. we walked on the beach, so i got my exercise. i also walked each morning just as if i was home. i journaled my food intake as i didn't have a computer at my disposal. man i wish i had. i did fine but i did have some setbacks, not that i let that get me down. i was on vacation after all and let's face it in the real world we will do that from time to time. so no sense getting upset or depressed.

this journey is just that a journey. i'm ready for the next part of it. i havn't weighed in yet. just didn't have scales and then when i got home i was much more interested in bed. and this morning i just kinda forgot. i really don't know how that happened but i will get it in before long.

so i have to get going. i have to get myself moving. just because i'm still on vacation till monday doesn't mean i don't have some work to do today. god bless all my spark friends i'm so glad to be back home and back on track. emoticon

  
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BELTONWALKER67 8/24/2009 6:01PM

    WooHoo! Glad you made it home safe & sound. Keep on Sparking!

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YATMAMA 8/22/2009 11:24PM

    Welcome home! I missed you!! It's good to see your Eyeore hanging around again. lol Glad you had a good vacation, my friend.

*hugs*

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vacation: see ya soon!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

emoticonwell i'm on my way. this is the evening we leave on vacation for a whole week of peace and quiet. at least that is my plan. my husband probably has other plans. lol.

i will miss all and i won't have access to a computer so i will be going through withdrawal from that. but i will have a lot of catching up to do when i return next saturday i'm sure.

i've joined a challenge to lose 4 pounds this month and so far i'm on the right path but i have a couple to go. so maybe that will give me what i need to stay focused on me during my away time. i know we will be eating out a bit but we have decided to eat in also. so keep your fingers crossed and a prayer in your hearts. i need strength. seems everytime i head to the beach i gain and i have so much to do that i should lose. oh well maybe this is the turning point in my life. after all i have been on this journey for a while now and have most of it down.

so till i return...remember to not give in or up. this journey is meant for a lifetime. michelle. emoticon

  


WOOHOO...down again this week

Friday, August 14, 2009

well i'm down another pound. of course i've been at this weight a couple of times before but when you have a set back it is nice to know you can pick up and begin again without much agony. now i know when i reach my goal when i start to go up i can also start to come down. kinda takes the worry out of what ifs.

we are off on vacation as of late saturday night early sunday morning. so will be out of pocket for a week. i will be still following my fitness and diet routine. i will have my journal and ww book with me. i also have this great little calculater that figures my points so i have no excuse for a gain next week. i have to tell myself this so i will be sure to do fine. if not oh well i just finished saying what goes up can come down.

i want to wish all a wonderful day. we can and will get there from here. michelle.

  
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LINDA25427 8/14/2009 11:12PM

    Hope you have a nice vacation. Congratulations on your weight loss. emoticon

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YATMAMA 8/14/2009 7:56PM

    Have a wonderful vacation and congrats on the shed pound!!

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IUHRYTR 8/14/2009 8:00AM

    Steady progress is good. Enjoy your time away. -- Lou

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OUBACHE 8/14/2009 7:55AM

    Vacations are a great time to be more active than usual, even though it can be a challenge to always eat right. Hopefully it will all balance out for you. Congratulations on another loss! Here's hoping for another one next week!

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