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Daily motivation

Thursday, December 10, 2009

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily.

- Zig
when i saw this quote from spark to spoke to me. my trouble sometimes is daily motivation. i will be on a roll with doing all i'm suppose to do for me and wham....it happens, i lose momentum and sometimes come to a skidding stop for a bit. i had a binge last night when i came home from work.

It was 9:30, i'm home from work and i need a "snack" before i head to bed so i can get up and head into work for the morning shift....the snack, healthy popcorn, isn't enough. i find i'm dreaming of some leftover boneless chicken with manicotti shells, i go and get it. I eat that. i now want something.....not sure what i really want just something. I head to the pantry...pretzels filled with pb is my snack of choice this time around. i eat a few....guess what i'm sick...sick and stuffed. then comes the why oh why do i do this to myself at least once a week.

well i'm up now, getting in some spark, getting my morning exercise, and i still am stuffed. for any of you who do this binge snacking like me you understand. it isn't that i'm really still full, but my stomach is saying yuck....and i'm thinking i won't do that again. but alas i lie to me because i know that i will.

so, now i will pick myself up off the floor, wipe off my a&& and get moving. this is not a pitty party, this is my life i'm playing with. so a kind word from myself to myself and i'm ready to begin again. and like the quote says i have to do this daily lest i forget.

thank you for letting my ramble. have a blessed and spark day. emoticon

  
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IUHRYTR 12/10/2009 12:48PM

    I often eat but don't feel full. I think because it's because I'd rather have something else to eat, something I don't have in the house. Hang in there. -- Lou

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THE_JULES1 12/10/2009 9:40AM

    I had a binge fest last night too. I finally drank a huge glass of water and went to bed before I ate the whole kitchen.

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PVILLELADY 12/10/2009 7:53AM

    Sounds like you're writing about my life right now; for the past week, I've wanted to eat anything that isn't nailed down. I wanted a little bit of peanut butter the other day and darn near ate the whole jar... It's not just you, girlfriend! We're going to get through this problem together. Our problem is called "boredom eating" and we'll find a cure...hopefully sooner than later!

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Diane

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I survived a fast

Monday, December 07, 2009

emoticonmy church challenged us to a fast till noon today. we could drink, but now eat. since i know i can't go without breakfast in order to lose weight and be healthy i made a smoothie. I actually made it. I survived till lunch at work. I know it can be done. and i felt wonderful for making it. That was a challenge i took and won. So thanks to the lord i will now move on and challenge myself on many fronts.

I got in 20 min. nordic trak and did 20 min. on my stationary bike this evening. i'm now ready to head to bed. I will survive this and my journey is plagued with pot holes but as long as i step over each one in turn I will make it to the finish line. My trophy for that is great health.

One step at a time is what is needed and one step at a time is what I will do.

  
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IUHRYTR 12/7/2009 10:43PM

    What a great attitude! emoticon Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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ONEELEVEN 12/7/2009 10:39PM

  that's awesome!!! good work. i also love your background. :)

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Knowing what we want!

Sunday, December 06, 2009


To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

This quote is so true to spark. We must choose our path, if we should just start out on our own we could end up anywhere. I myself choose spark. This site is awesome. I have learned so much and continue to learn daily. I have met so many wonderful people and friends.

Christine, Diane, Ramona fay, Teresa, you have been my building blocks this year. I want to thank Missy, Henry, and all my I can do all things through christ team members for always haveing a wonderful word to give. Beamish, you are awesome. You always pick me up when i'm down and lift me up with words of hope and your faith is unyielding.

I know there are many more out there that i could thank but this isn't the grammy's so i will quit. But really I look forward to each and everyone of your blogs, notes, comments. But most of all thank you for just being you.

I know what i want. I want to reach my goal weight in this next year. With my spark friends help and prayers I know we all can master some part of that. So i'm off to begin my new phase in my health. god bless you all...michelle.

  
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PVILLELADY 12/6/2009 9:51AM

    Michelle, you do more than your fair share to inspire US, as well! Together we can accomplish all that the Good Lord has planned for us! You are a shining light... don't ever underestimate how good of an example you are to others!!

I just know that come springtime, you, Ramona, and I will be running a 5K together, so keep bugging me to get out there and just do it!

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Diane

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BEAMISH7 12/6/2009 8:16AM

    What a lovely surprise this blog was....thank you for your kind words Michelle and wise thoughts. The feeling is mutual.

You are right, you know. It is when I loose sight of what I REALLY want - health, wellness, and fitness - that I seek out those instant gratification wants (mashed potatoes with lots of gravy comes to mind).

Your blog is a good reminder.
Thanks, toots!
Peggy

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getting back on plan

Saturday, December 05, 2009

today i vow to get back on plan. i weigh in tomorrow and then i'm going to head into a new week with new possibilities. i'm staying away from chips, choc, and the likes. meaning i wll not buy them to have in the house as this leads to eating triggers i don't want or need.

now with this said.....my sparkversary is almost here. i'm down 10 pounds for the year. not a great accomplishment to many, but a larg hurdle for me. this weigh loss in a year means i kept the weight off that i did loose. i have lost, gained, and held sometimes the same weight twice this year. but i'm ready for the next level of fitness......i would love to see a goal reached this coming year. time will tell.

good luck to my spark friends in this next coming year...you all inspire me to continue.

  
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THINWITHIN18 12/5/2009 7:24PM

    I read on another woman's blog that she had lost 2 lbs; it doesn't sound like much, but her hubby reminded her that, if she does it annually for 10 years, it's 20 lbs. Twenty pounds!!!And that would be a huge benefit to a person's health and wellbeing. So, the moral of my comment is that your 10 lb is amazing! You call it a large hurdle and I agree! Congratulations on a job well done and best wishes for the coming year. emoticon

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Our future is in our hands

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

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First create a great dream for your future. Then create concrete plans. Finally, take action and persevere.

this quote is for our new year. we have to have concrete plans for this journey or we will end up where we have always been. nowhere....so this day and all through this month let's try to plan. plan meals, snacks, exercise, relaxation time. but most of all let's plan for our future as healthy individuals.

let's imagine a world where we won't have to take pills for depression, heart, diabetes, anxiety. we can have all this with just a bit of planning. diet and exercise is key to living a healty lifestyle. the few minutes it takes us to prepare for the coming week is the difference between living a full life today or short changing us tomorrow.

i for one am ready to plan and succeed. i have takend this one step at a time. i have gotten upset, overeaten at many functions, gotten less then perfect sleep. but this day i am taking control of my future. afterall it is up to me to succeed or fail and i choose succeeding.

  
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THE_JULES1 12/2/2009 9:49AM

    Great quote and a great post!

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BELTONWALKER67 12/2/2009 7:58AM

    Very good post and a great reminder for all. emoticon

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BEAMISH7 12/2/2009 7:56AM

    This was the perfect timing for me to read your words and take them to heart. You are so right that it just takes a little bit of time to plan ahead for the week...and it makes all the difference.
And how wonderful to know, absoultely know, that Jesus the Christ is there to guide us through the rough spots.
Thanks for your post.

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RITAROSE 12/2/2009 7:12AM

  I wrote down your quote. It's a good one to remember. December is a difficult month to persevere, we all need to hear a pep talk now and then, so THANK YOU for posting such a good one! emoticon

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