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Weigh in

Sunday, May 30, 2010

emoticonI'm down another .6 this week. I finally crossed the next level mark. I hit the 130's and i'm on my way to goal. Now I have a bit more to go but i'm closer then i've been and i'm ready for the challenges this next step is going to take. the weight is already coming off slower and it may slow down even more. I'm ready to move and keep it moving.

I have come so far not just in losses but in just learning to like myself. I see the me I want to be and I see the me I am at this point. I'm going to succeed. That is my montra and I will continue with that.

So i'm off to get going on next weeks weigh in. each step I take is a step towards my ultimate goal. I set monthly goals and this month i've lowed the bar a bit to two pounds since the weight is coming off in small increments. So...ready, set, go....... emoticon

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 5/31/2010 10:05AM

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This is great!!! Keep up the good work!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/30/2010 10:58PM

    Congrats on the loss!! That is awesome! I"m happy for you. You are close and you will be there soon!!


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KNITTABLES 5/30/2010 2:04PM

    Congrats, you are well on your way my friend, You are doing in the right way. emoticon

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SLIMPAM23 5/30/2010 10:14AM

    Yeah!! Good for you! I am excited for you!! Keep up the good work, you are doing a great job of staying focused and motivated and the scale is showing it!!
Yeah - enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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IUHRYTR 5/30/2010 9:41AM

    Every bit lost is a positive thing, right? What's the saying, "Slow and steady wins the race?" emoticon -- Lou

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 5/30/2010 8:42AM

    emoticon I'm so happy for you!!! emoticon!

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One new years resolution done!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

I had set two new years resolutions this year. I wanted and still want each completed by the end of the year. My two where simple yes, but each has it's own steps to overcome. First was to open a savings account finally, and second was to reach my goal weight....Nope I didn't reach my goal weight but I did open the savings account. I even set up automatic deposits with my work. I"m ready for my future now. Well i'm heading in that direction.

I wish I could of said my goal weight....but alas i'm still about 15 pounds from that one. But I have faith in myself that I will overcome and reach it this year. I'm working hard at it and i've increased my activity level a lot this spring and i'm heading in the right direction.

I hope that before the year is over I will have my next goal met. You know opening that darn account was so easy...took all of five minutes of mine and my hubbies time. Why oh why did I let life get in the way so often? You know what? This journey i'm on is a lot like that. I'm enjoying exercise, cardio most of all, and I'm eating healthy most all the time, I do bend for chips on occasion and a bit of chocolate, it is so easy really to live this lifestyle that I have to wonder what I was waiting for all those years I was so unhappy and overweight. don't get me wrong i'm still overweight, my goal is to have my bmi in the normal range, but i'm happy with me.

I guess that was the hard part. Learning to see me for me. I was so unhappy on the inside that I couldn't make the outside even remotely appear happy. Now i'm happy with me on the inside and the rest just shines through. Thank you spark and spark friends alike for that one.

So it is getting late, i'm tired and I have to work tomorrow. So i'm off to bed. I will succeed with my second resolution. This one is just taking a bit longer is all. You do know good things come to those who wait.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/30/2010 10:57PM

    Michelle, congratulations on succeeding at one goal, and congratulations for all the hard work you are doing to succeed in the second. You ARE a success, and should see yourself as you really are!! I know you OFTEN brighten my day by your kind words.
Hang in there! You will get there and you will put a big check next to your second resolution!!
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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 5/29/2010 12:32PM

    emoticon on achieving that goal, Michelle! And we both know that you are going to get the 2nd one too!!
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KENDRACARROLL 5/29/2010 1:32AM

    One of two ain't bad. Granted it was the less time consuming one, but hey, you're well on your way!

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KNITTABLES 5/28/2010 10:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonon setting up that savings account and you can do it for the second goal. Have a great night sleep.

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TACONES 5/28/2010 9:54PM

    emoticon on the savings account and you will succeed on your second goal. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 5/28/2010 9:37PM

    It was, after all, a 2010 resolution and you have more than half of the year to go to lose that 15 pounds. With your determination and positive attitude, you can do that. emoticon -- Lou

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Good morning

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

emoticonJust a quick note. yesterday I got in over my exercise, woohoo, and under my water, emoticonI was so busy at work finishing up projects I just forgot till I got in my car to go home. By then I had about five more to go, yes five. I did my best but No go. I don't like to drink too much before bed....you get the picture....

I'm sleeping better the last couple of days, thank goodness. I think it is the walking in the evening and then the swim that is relaxing me enough to sleep great. I really was beginning to worry. Wakeing up at least three times nightly was doing nothing for my beauty rest. lol.

So today i'm off to get my exercise started, get my waters in, and just do what I need to do to get myself healthy and at goal. Have a great day all. emoticon

  
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KENDRACARROLL 5/26/2010 8:55AM

    Yes, sleep is a problem for me as well recently. I know the cause - now just to calm my mind enough so all these externals don't seep in during the night :)

Very rarely do I get my 8 glasses of water. (Usually I get around 6 per day) I admire everybody who does.
However, I found that at this time calories and nutrient spread are more important to watch.

Have a great day! You're doing super!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 5/25/2010 2:59PM

    I agree!!! Sleep is VERY important to me!!! I have to stop my water no matter what at around 7pm. WTG with your progress!!

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KNITTABLES 5/25/2010 2:02PM

    Glad your sleeping better, and getting you water in.

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PATTYKLAVER 5/25/2010 8:54AM

    I'll try the swimming; maybe that would help me sleep better.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 5/25/2010 6:45AM

    You are taking such good care of you!!!!

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I know what I want. Do you?

Monday, May 24, 2010


At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

I have been thinking alot lately about what I want. I have gotten so many compliments this last week on my weight loss and people are noticing. Some have things to say like " your too skinny, or tiny" some just say nice things " wow, are you losing weight you look great". of course those I love to get. Keeps me going. There are those that have asked how i'm doing it. They think i'm starving. Yeah right, I eat a lot. MOst of it is healthy fair, but when you weigh the options, a little of the "bad" stuff, or a whole lot of the good, you decide. For me a eater the choice is easy.

I want to reach that magic number on the scales, I want to run the whole mile, not just walk and run. I want to lose at least another inch or two in my belly (that one is not vanity believe me, that is two kids later belly), and I would love to look in the mirrow and see what others see.

That last one is tough. I still see me at the 175 mark. The tiny teen, gone huge with a child and then another at a very young age, then no time or no energy to work on herself. Then divorce and the weight did come off but then I met my new husband of now almost 16 years and wham, I got happy and back comes the weight. He says he loved me no matter what. But the key here is my loving me no matter what. That didn't happen.

So my misson these days is simple, eat right, exercise, get rest, and get to know me. I'm learning I like to run, I like to exercise. I'm doing that one about three times daily now. Now don't get me wrong, i'm still not in the league as some but it adds up to about a hour and a half daily. Can I stay on this path even after I reach my goals? yup. What i'm doing i'm enjoying and for me that is half the battle.

So this week i'm heading for the 15 pound mark on the scales. It may not happen this week or next but i'm doing all I can to ensure that it will happen. My runs are going to get longer and the walking is going to get shorter in the evenings. I will still walk at lunch as that gets me through the rest of my day, the stress level drops way down. I will up my elliptical by five minutes this week and see how that goes. Of course that will depend on my time each morning. These are my goals for this week.

Now I must be getting to those goals. Have a awesome day and week everyone. Put yourself first and set a small goal for the week. trust me, you will love the feeling of hitting that one small goal.

  
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KNITTABLES 5/24/2010 1:11PM

    What a great blog Michelle, emoticon

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TITUS2WMN 5/24/2010 11:38AM

    Awesome and inspiring blog, Michelle!!!

:o) Christine

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IUHRYTR 5/24/2010 9:29AM

    Love your attitude that had remained positive over time. Your determination is strong. You WILL make it. -- Lou

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 5/24/2010 7:55AM

    emoticon You have what it takes!!
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 5/24/2010 7:24AM

    I look forward to your entries. When I am struggling these are the words that help me keep on keepin on!
Have a lovely day my friend! emoticon

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KATIEJED 5/24/2010 7:15AM

  I do love reading entries like that.
great work!!!
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What a nice weekend

Sunday, May 23, 2010

emoticon this weekend was so nice. the weather was a bit muggy and hot but I feel like I got so much in. My grandson came over saturday and we swam for a bit, after then left my hubby and I picked a bunch of blackberries and then I got my walk in. We had a great swim in the pool after. Today was just as hot and again got my walk and then a nice swim. Something about the swim in the evening that makes the day all worth while.

I had my weigh in today. I was down .2 . Gotta love those ww scales and the tenths. But a loss is a loss just the same. I would of liked more but I refuse to get upset. I got in more exercise then usual and I stayed on plan so I can't ask for more and i can't get upset at the scales. I will just keep going and see what next week brings.

I'm off to a great start for my exercise minutes as of today. I like to take a nice walk on sunday. kinda gets my week reved up.

Hope all have a great evening. I'm off to check some email and a bit more sparking before bed. emoticon

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/24/2010 12:04AM

    Congratulations on the loss! As long as the number is going in the right direction, it's a good thing! We both know that the scale is not the ultimate measure, so CONGRATULATIONS on getting in more exercise and staying on plan. Now THAT is what counts! You are doing fantastic, keep it up!!
Kristi

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IUHRYTR 5/23/2010 9:02PM

    Every bit of a pound lost is a good bit. Keep up the effort. -- Lou

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KNITTABLES 5/23/2010 8:11PM

    Yes a loss is a loss, congrats, so glad you had a great weekend. Enjloy your day.

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