Sunday, February 14, 2010
well guys I can't explain it. This week has been tough, I used all my ww points and then some, it was my pms week and I step on the scales this morning with the "ok, this is not going to be good" attitude and guess what? I'm down a half pound. . The only thing i can figure is that i kept up with my exercise, and my water and got in veggies and fruits. I have to give credit to the exercise. So if you are having a moment or two like me this past week, just like spark says just pick ;up where you left off and you will still come out a winner.
So this is my valentines gift to me. This is my new week with new goals. I even took spark up on one of its articles and got me some little gold stars. I plan on using them in my journal to show me my progress for this week. I will continue this little "game" until i'm where i need to be. Sort of a reward on a daily basis kinda thing.
Do you reward yourself? If so, how? I sometimes feel a little goes a long way. We need to feel good about ourselves or this little journey and lifestyle change just won't work. I was feeling sorry for myself this past week. But a few spark friends picked me up and sent me back on my way. I really was at the i want to quit stage, i say i was, but i couldn't. As my getting up and exercising daily showed. I'm in this for the long haul. Up or down, it is how i handle the setbacks that will get me where i'm going.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
As I awake this morning all I see for miles and miles is white. Now some of you may say so, we see that all the time in winter. but guys i live in Greenville, alabama. This is my third snow in 14 years. And i should be saying oh what beauty, I'm from vermont, i don't like snow. i'm thinking i didn't go far enough south. lol.
now don't get me wrong, it is bright, white, and really is a site to behold. oh wait that was yesterday, today it should be gone. But alas it is still here all four inches of the stuff. You see we are not equiped to handle this mess. we don't have salt trucks, plows, or snow shoes. we have parkas, thin gloves, a broom to clear the car off with. and my husband used a dirt shovel to clear a path on the porch. they are asking that we don't go out on the roads for a bit today until the thaw.
I'm hoping today that i can get out for a walk in this beauty. the weather right now isn't too cold and i have some groceries to get and then it is me time. so maybe a walk with the dogs would be great. They are not liking this much either. so i may have to coax them out. oh well.
i'm off to a good start on my spark this morning and tomorrow starts my new week. i'm ready to give it heck and have a much better week. i want to wish all a very wonderful day. michelle.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Well today is my new day....no more giving in or up. I have to sit down and come up with a new plan. Now I know this week is probably a bust on the scales, but such is life. There is next week and my big comeback. Well maybe not a comeback but a show for sure.
You know life sometimes gets in the way and I most of all need to come up with new ways of making it work. I do ww and for me the points system is so much easier to handle. Even though this week I may have eaten over my calories, I have to point out my good parts to me also....I ate breakfast daily, i still got in my exercise daily, i drank my water and i ate my fruits and veggies. So even though I had snacks that i shouldn't of and I had whole moments of dispare, i'm not going to let this one week in a whole year of weeks define me.
I will define myself and as such it is up to me to make this work. This isn't a test, this isn't a contest, this is a journey. And with that comes hills, curves, and flat surfaces. I'm just on a hill with a curve at the bottom thats all. This is a new day with new challenges, I feel like for the first time in many days i'm ready for those challenges.
So to all my spark friends and visitors to my recent blogs: thank you all for giving me the push and the respect i needed. you didn't kick me you lifted me up and for that i'm eternally greatful. that is one reason why i love spark and all the friends and teams i have made, and earned. god bless you all. michelle.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
'May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.'
It is funny after yesterdays blog this was in my email this morning. I feel like the lord is trying to tell me something. Do i believe? you bettcha!!!
this is a new day and a new beginning. i'm going to give it heck and then some. i may not reach all my goals today, but heck i have a lifetime. see ya at the finish line.
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