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Trying something new

Friday, June 18, 2010

emoticonI'm going to try writing and completing a daily goal. whether it be exercise, water, sleep, extra veggies, etc, each day i'm going to challenge myself just a bit more. What is one day, one item, one minute more of exercise. really in the scheme of things nothing, but in the long run it could mean and extra pound, and extra helping of good food and extra muscle burn.

today is my first day, i've set 60 min. of cardio as my daily goal. most days i'm good with 45 min. but I decided I need to up that just a bit. So today is 60. I will let you know if I complete this or not. I have also set up my goal tracker to include this daily goal seven times a week. not the exercise persay but the daily goal.

If we fail to challenge ourselves we will fail. boredom is a big factor for me. so I'm always trying to come up with new things for myself. I know I could use sp challenge central but really i sleep well, I eat well and I do get in exercise. I just need to up it a bit.

emoticonI'm going to run across my finish line someday.

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/18/2010 10:38PM

    Yes you will. I like the way you shake it up for yourself not waiting on a challenge you challenge yourself WTG!!! See you at the finish line if you get there before me just come back to celebrate with me and I will do the same for you

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KNITTABLES 6/18/2010 9:48PM

    You will suceed and I will be there and the finish line cheering you on.

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TITUS2WMN 6/18/2010 3:29PM

    Awesome Michelle!!! :o)

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IUHRYTR 6/18/2010 11:01AM

    Goals are good -- gives us something fresh to shoot for. Best of success to you. -- Lou

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JUDYFRANCE 6/18/2010 7:58AM

    That's great!! I just love to add little exercise challenges for myself here and there. It keeps the excitement fresh in my relationship with exercise.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/18/2010 7:45AM

    emoticon I'm excited to see your progress!!!!

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Today is my day to restart

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I guess when I say restart I mean jump back in with both feet. I seem to be sliding this week. Oh i'm exercising and eating right, but i'm not getting the exercise I was, i'm not eating like I was. I've used a bunch of free points and it is only wednesday. So I had to sit back and decide what it is the I really want.

Well the choice was easy enough, I want heath and to reach my goals. I want that magic number that is going to make all my wishes come true. Ok, maybe not all that but I do want that magic number for the first time in my life. So armed with a new plan of attack i'm ready to fight. I'm ready to fight the cravings, the laziness that seems to be following me this week and the lack of sleeping through the night. I'm going to take this bull by the horns and rev it up. I'm stepping up to bat and i'm going to see a loss this week.

I think that has a lot to do with this feeling i'm having. Last week showed a gain and I did everything right, so to my way of thinking "why bother?" Well I need to bother. Last week was a fluke, but this week will be my fault if I keep on with the way i'm going. So I"m off to get in my morning exercise and then a good breakfast. I have to work late tonight so evening walking is not in the cards but a lunch walk is. And it needs to be more than 15 min. as it has been lately. No more excuses...it's too hot, i'm tired, i'm hungry, i'm bored. Enough with the reasons NOT to do something and I will come up with reasons why I should. Like health, energy, more rest, freedom from fat. That kind of good thinking.

So It may take me a bit but i'm going to succeed. There have been setbacks, steps forward and such on my journey but I always come back fighting. I'm fighting for my life here. Since my cancer scare and that next test coming in october I have to be strong in mind and body. I want a good result next time. So friends i'm off to reach my goals i've set for myself. What goals are you setting for yourself? without a goal we have nothing to strive for. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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KNITTABLES 6/16/2010 5:36PM

    emoticonand you will get to that finish line. Spark on and just do it. WOOSHOO!

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IUHRYTR 6/16/2010 9:23AM

    Setbacks are temporary unless we allow them to be permanent. Go for it! -- Lou

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/16/2010 9:05AM

    emoticon It is time to bother!! emoticon

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HEIDE69 6/16/2010 8:58AM

    I feel the same way!!! So here's to both of us getting back on track!

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JVANDENBOOM 6/16/2010 8:55AM

    Good luck to you! Health and energy are great goals! Keep your eye on them!

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The scales where not my friend this week

Monday, June 14, 2010

emoticonWhat? Huh? That number can't be for me. I'm up 1.8 this week according to the scales. emoticonI did all I was suppose to, exercised like crazy, ate according to my ww plan, drank my water......so how can this be? emoticon This is a bad joke right?

Nope, that is what those darn scales told me this week. Did I get upset? nope, I did get off and get back on to be sure though. lol. But I took it like a man, no pun intended, and walked away. went to spark and recorded it. I have been losing for the last four or five weeks, i'm near goal, I knew this was going to happen at some point. My body is rebelling. It is saying "oh yeah, i'll show you who is in charge here" and it is. Our bodies can withhold weight loss for many reasons, water, stress, emotions, same ole same ole, all kinds of reasons. So for me this was my wake up call. I was doing the same ole same ole, and not only that I was eating things with salt like crazy.

So this week is a new week, i'm making a new plan. I even had a lunch out yesterday and then had veggies for dinner. I allowed myself the moment and then I gave my body what it really needed, health. My mind got what it wanted and my body got what it needed. Did I go over my ww points for the day? nope, I planned and I did good. Even got in a swim yesterday evening instead of a walk. This week i'm going to try changing up a few things and see what is what.

Get upset? nope, i've come to far and this is just a bump in the road. This is a journey of health and learning. I'm learning each day what works for my body and what doesnt. So ok, what I did last week didn't work. So time to step it up a bit and change some things. No problem there.

emoticonI am a winner. Today i'm going to show myself and my body that i'm a winner also. have a great day all. I will succeed.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/14/2010 9:11PM

    Awesome! You are amazing and you are doing an amazing job! Yes, that blasted scale can be stubborn sometimes, but it is NOT the last word! Keep up the fantastic attitude you are doing great! You will get to your goal...I see you there!!
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KNITTABLES 6/14/2010 1:20PM

    You are a winner and emoticonKeep up the great attitude and keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 6/14/2010 10:46AM

    Yes, those last pounds seem to be a lot more stubborn than all the others :) I'm in that same situation and it's barely a crawl towards the finish line.

Your great attitude will keep you motivated.
Tweak it a little this week; you're well on your way.

Keep up the good work!
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IUHRYTR 6/14/2010 8:29AM

    It's like hitting a red light on the way somewhere -- we don't quit our journey, turn around and go back home -- we work through it until we can go again. Your determination will carry past this bump in the road. Hang tough. -- Lou

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/14/2010 7:22AM

    YOU ARE THE CHAMPION!!!! (singing likeKiss) WTG on acknowledging the truth and figuring out what to do going forward!!! emoticon

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/14/2010 7:08AM

    You are a winner, Michelle! You're going to have a great week! emoticon emoticon

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CHERRIERUNS 6/14/2010 6:58AM

    Good for you for not allowing the scale to dictate how you are doing. I stopped using a scale a short time ago and already I am down one size in my jeans. I was too connected to the scale before and if the number was up I reacted poorly and ended up in a bad space. Since no longer using a scale but still tracking and working out I am going down. Good luck to reaching goal!!!!!

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 6/14/2010 6:57AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work and great attitude!

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Wow, has it been a week already?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Well here we are again at my last chance day. This week just flew by. Seems I was here just yesterday. This week has been a good one. I can't say if the scales will agree or not but in my own life it has been good.

I've gotten in my waters, exercise, and pretty much stuck to my ww plan. I even had a piece of cake and got to eat it too. It was even more delicious because it has been so long since i've had any. One tiny piece and I was good. I got to enjoy it without going overboard as I once would. funny how as the months roll by we have taken on such good habits that they become second nature to us. For those of you whom are new, this will happen I promise.

I'm using the heck out of my new treadmill. I rotate my days indoors and out. Keeps my body guessing what is what for now. I will have to change up after a bit though because they are smart little devils and catch on quick to what we are trying to do for them. Then they protest with the dreaded plateau.

I'm not ready to hit that yet again anytime soon. I spent most of the winter on a plateau. I have been noticing changes in myself this week. I actually stood in front of the mirror yesterday and liked what was looking back at me. I had a new pants and shirt for work on and wow my top was a small. I haven't worn that in years, bought it hoping it would fit but ready to take it back if it didn't. (sorry not much of a shopper and I don't try on items unless I really need to). I got my pants in a six and they are loose. Hum, my dream size was a six not smaller, who would of thought I might actually bypass that one and move on. I'm 43 years old and may someday wear a four. WOOHOO.

I have to say to anyone whom asks it is the exercise that is the key. Yeah the water, food, sleep, and such plays a large roll but for me it has been the exercise. I was thinking about this earlier this week, I use to do 30 minutes for the day, i'm now up to over and hour or more most days. I didn't even realize it was happening. I just made a plan and then it became habit. that is what a lot of this healthy lifestyle is about...habits....good ones that is.

So i'm off to begin this day. I need to get in a bit of walking/running this morning before my grandson's t-ball game. I have a routine and it can't be undone. i'm a creature of habit. lol.

Have a wonderful day all. I will succeed at reaching my goals for this month and then the ultimate goal....MY goal weight on the scales.

  
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KNITTABLES 6/12/2010 4:19PM

    You are so motivating and inspiring. Wow great progress you are making. I am starting a new routine and making it a habit. Keep up the great work and enjoy the day of T-Ball and your run. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 6/12/2010 2:43PM

    Yes, good habits do sneak up on us. Isn't life good? :)
Congratulations on your continued success.
Keep up the good work!

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/12/2010 2:11PM

    You are making such progress, you are so motivational!!! I'm so happy for you!

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IUHRYTR 6/12/2010 10:24AM

    The progress you're making is inspiring. Keep up the good effort emoticon. -- Lou

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pics of pups

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Here are a few pics of the new babies: THey are cute but noisy, and i've washed more blankets this week.....lol.

  
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JUNEBUG1944 6/11/2010 6:44PM

    Thanks! I saw your blog title yesterday and was right in the middle of something and forgot to come back to it. I'm glad I remembered today. How tiny! What a handful they are going to be in a couple of days!

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STARSTRUCKJEN29 6/11/2010 1:34PM

    Awww. They're so cute and teeny tiny.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/10/2010 11:45PM

    How cute! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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KNITTABLES 6/10/2010 3:14PM

    AWE SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing.

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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 6/10/2010 2:13PM

    I Love Puppies!!! I love how they try to cuddle up in my hair making their squeaky little sounds.. I would love to sit on the floor and hold all your pups.. So Sweet!!!!

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TENACIOUSTIGER 6/10/2010 11:12AM

    so so cute thanks for sharing

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IUHRYTR 6/10/2010 9:23AM

    Adorable. -- Lou

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SLIMPAM23 6/10/2010 8:36AM

    Thanks for sharing!!! They are just adorable....what breed are these cuties????
So glad to get to see those tiny guys and gals!

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/10/2010 8:29AM

    Oh how precious!!!!

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JZAPRN 6/10/2010 8:27AM

  What sweet babies!

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LILPAT3 6/10/2010 7:50AM

    Very nice! emoticon

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/10/2010 7:48AM

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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GROEDER 6/10/2010 7:32AM

    Great pics!! Thanks for sharing them.

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GIBSOTB 6/10/2010 7:29AM

    cute!

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