Sunday, November 15, 2009
well i'm down a pound. yippy. of course that isn't about what i gained on vacation but it gives me the incentive i need to keep up the pace. one week of bad does not undo a year of good. this is a tough lesson for me to learn. i'm one of those that thinks if i mess up now i may as well finish it, off that is.
so back to basics...measuring, counting and moving. it will all work for the good of my new life style. i hope anyhow. i can and will do this with my spark friends help and my own determination. in this world i may not have much but i have drive.
so till next time keep sparking guys, it does work.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
got this in my email and thought it fit for spark:
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
First ask why the task is on your to-do list. When possible, discard those items to which you are not truly committed. For the tasks which do speak to the longings of your own heart, begin now, today, this moment.
Friday, November 13, 2009
i can say i stuck to bacis yesterday and i'm feeling good. now the scales this morning are going to tell a very different story i'm sure. but i can't turn back the hands of time so i can only pick up and start fresh.
i stuck to my calories, and even though i didn't walk in the basic sence of the word, i did get housework, and gardening down. which may i add is very worth the effort in terms of calories burned. so i say it was a great way to get in my exercise away from the norm.
so today i'm off to get in a good walk. my walking buddies, my dogs, are not happy with the way i have been leading the team. we haven't walked in a bit and they are getting antsy. today is their day and i'm heading out for a long stride with them. i need it as much as they do. they hold me accountable and keep me on track. they say to have a buddy to exercise with that will keep you moving. that is where they come in. believe me they let me know it is time to get out and move. lol.
so today i'm once again getting back to basics. i have a few days of bingeing to take care of. so a good old fashioned walk, good food, and good company is just what is needed. to my spark friends who read this may i add.............thank you for everything you say and do for me. when i'm down, and i know that has been a lot lately, you lift me up. when i fall, you dust off my backside and get me moving. so i say, god bless you all. you are my inspirations, my push i need, my everything.
so i say keep sparking...this site is awesome. michelle.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
ok i'm back from vacation, which i may add was wonderful. i drove myself to clearwater, all alone. it was wonderful. first trip i have ever done on my own. another first for my improvements. i'm not afraid of going it alone. that statement is about my walk with health, and my walk in this world.
i have not been so good about the weight issues this past few days. in fact i feel huge. i haven't gotten on the scales yet. i'm a bit worried about that. weigh in is friday for me and i must say i'm not looking forward to it. i stayed the same last week, yet again, this week i see a gain in my future. but i'm ok with this. i'm ready, more than ready, to get back to basics and get on track. i have a goal to reach and i'm not getting there from here. i did learn while talking to my mom this last few days i'm not eating enough. i have been doing ww and i was so worried about the points that i stayed low. not good. i have been eating about five points less then i should be. that is about 250 calories in english and that is why the scales were going nowhere.
well now i'm ready. i hit the grocery store on my way home yesterday, i have fruit, veggies, and lean meats. i'm ready. so i will post as i go as that is another area i have been slacking in. i have to hold me accountable to me. and i haven't been doing that. i say i want to get there but i have to be willing to do what is needed to get there from here. so enough of this crap, i'm ready.
i did get in my exercise on my vacation. that was a plus. i needed it with all the crap i ate. i made bad choices and i will have to hold me accountable to me for that. so when i get up and get on the scales tomorrow i will just have to take a deep breath, and then step on and not cry, yell, jump up and down. i did this to me. and i have to fix me. so hopefully the next time i blog i will have good news about my journey.
till next time. keep sparking and don't give up the faith. in yourself that is, we all need to trust ourselves more.god first, us second. michelle.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
well here i sit wondering is this really worth all the hoopla? i have been good, i get in my exercise minutes, i strength train and i get on those scale and either it sits still, or i lose maybe a half pound. what gives? i know the answers to these questions i will recieve....yes it is worth it, yes don't give in. i know the true outcome is determined by me. i have to give it my all and then some. i watch the biggest loser and i often wonder how they succeed. i know with help. we don't always have the help we need. i have support at home, but i get bored. no, i don't leave my exercise the same, i change up, no i don't eat the same foods, i like to try new things and i love veggies, ground turkey, and most healthy foods. snacking is really only when i'm bored and not everyday. so what gives? have i hit my plateau again....i mean darn this is a pain. i pray on it, i study, i write down my foods, i never give in or up. then i have the moment, you know the one, where your sitting there and you wonder if all this is worth the work. do i eat the donut if i want, do i have chocolate if i need it?
i plan, i shop with a list, i do all i can. i'm not ready to throw in the towel but i could use some input here. am i the only one who feels this way? i know i can't be but sometimes it feels it. i have gotten this far but sometimes i wonder will i have the stamina it takes to get to the finish line. as of right now i would have to say no, but in a minute i will change my mind.
well i will go for now. i have to finish getting ready for work. the world doesn't stop because i'm having a bad day. so to all i say good luck on your journeys whatever they may be. may we meet at the finish lines.
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