MALEXANDER4   160,600
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
MALEXANDER4's Recent Blog Entries

vacation goals

Monday, June 21, 2010

emoticonOk, vacation is coming august 21. we are flying to vermont to see family and friends we haven't seen in like 8 years. I would love to reach my goal by then. I know I may be close and not at goal and that would be ok also, but I have never put a time stamp on my time to lose and now is the time.

I have nine weeks before we leave. that is 1.7 pounds a week. I know I can't lose that much at one time because i'm near goal and my body just doesn't work like that, but I can do my darndest to get close.

So i'm putting this challenge to myself outthere. I want to be near my goal by aug. 21st. this is week one and I did great the first day. I will take this one day at a time and with my daily challenge in play and my diet on track this should be an attainable goal.

So i'm off to get in my morning cardio. I want to wish all a great day. I want to wish me luck. emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HUMMINGBIRDFLY 6/22/2010 6:36AM

    You go Girl! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KNITTABLES 6/21/2010 8:51PM

    You will suceed and you can do it. Best of luck.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/21/2010 5:12PM

    I am sending good thoughts and as much luck as I can muster your way! You are determined and that is what counts the most. You can do this!!!!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
IUHRYTR 6/21/2010 3:19PM

    Best of success to you. emoticon -- Lou

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMPAM23 6/21/2010 10:19AM

    I think you can do it!!! I am going to think VERY light thoughts for you from now til August 21!!!
PS - Let me know if you want me to put more cardio in the exercise of the day!!! Louise will want to shoot you - but hey - I'll do it for you!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/21/2010 10:17AM

    Go get 'em, Michelle! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
4DOGNIGHT 6/21/2010 8:23AM

    Good luck indeed. I am starting over again today with a goal to just start losing by eating right. You can do this!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/21/2010 8:17AM

    I wish you determination!!!
You can do this emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Back at ground zero

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ok the results are in i'm down the 1.8 pounds I gained last week. now i'm not upset over that, I just kinda was hoping I would lose at lest a drop of new weight. But that is ok, i'm back at ground zero and i'm ready to try out a couple of new ideas for this week.

My ww team is keeping me geared up and that has been a big help in this journey. So i'm going to make myself proud this week by doing what I need to do to get there from here.

I got my housework done yesterday but I have to confess I didn't get any and I mean any extra exercise in for the day. I was hoping to do about 60 minutes of cardio but it rained and with that came my mood, laziness. So I vegged most of the day.

today is the start of a new week though. So i'm off to get it done. I have no excuses today it isn't raining and i'm done with the housework. today is all about me.

emoticonMichelle.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/21/2010 5:11PM

    I think the loss of last week's 'up' is fantastic! Hang in there..and I hope you have a terrific week!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KNITTABLES 6/20/2010 5:11PM

    That's terrific Michelle down 1.8 pounds, I wished it was more for you too! But like you said it is a new day and a new week and you WILL do it and succeed. Great attitude Hun - Sandra

Report Inappropriate Comment
HUMMINGBIRDFLY 6/20/2010 12:04PM

    emoticon on 1.8 pounds lost! You're headed in the right direction with a great attitude! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
IUHRYTR 6/20/2010 10:08AM

    Nearly two pounds lost is terrific. Every day is a new beginning. -- Lou

Report Inappropriate Comment
IUHRYTR 6/20/2010 10:08AM

    Nearly two pounds lost is terrific. Every day is a new beginning. -- Lou

Report Inappropriate Comment
ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/20/2010 9:14AM

    emoticon I think you had a fantastic week. Keep up the good work

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/20/2010 7:50AM

    emoticon on getting back to ground zero ... 1.8 pounds is a lot in one week. Your body did well for you! I'm proud of you!!!

Onward to a new week!!!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


success +++++

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Yesterday I started a new challenge for myself. I said I would set a daily goal and then challenge myself to get it done. Well yesterday's was to get in 60 minutes of cardio. Well not only did I get that done, I went over and burned 382 calories according to spark for the day. emoticon

Today I have decided that since I have a weigh in in the morning i'm going to again get in 60 min. of cardio. My strength is done for the week so I think today will be my day to shake it up a bit for tomorrow. I have so much to do around the house that In addition to my exercise I will be getting extra without the totals. I'm not going to count that. I'll call it a freebee, lol.

I intend to have a much better weigh in this week then last. That gain has made me just want to get up and start moving. I'm heading to this finish line and when I see others hitting it in six months and i'm still here after a year. Well you get the picture. We can't be good all the time....lol.

But enough is enough. i've come this far on my own, meaning no pills, or magic wand. believe me without spark and ww I would of never gotten this far. I have made so many great friends and the idea and laughter you guys give me....lol....junebug and pam, thank you for carring me each morning, cathy, thankyou for pushing me along, topazdiva, we are going to get there at the finish line, I will wait for you and you can wait on me. Sandra, we are going to come out of our troubles ahead of the game. You guys have all been great and I say emoticon. lou you always have a kind word and a blessing. this list could go on and on but I haven't that much time. But you see, it takes a lot of sparkers to help reach a goal.

So guys, I hope tomorrow I have a great post for you. I want to make myself proud most of all but it is nice to see a smile on a friends face also. God bless you all. michelle.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/21/2010 5:09PM

    Michelle, You will get there! I love you idea of setting daily challenges for yourself! Awesome! I see you at the finish line and I'll be there jumping up and down and cheering for you!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUNEBUG1944 6/19/2010 5:29PM

    Good luck to you! You've been working so hard...egging me on, too! You can do this! It's taking longer than we want, but just think of all the gratifying moments we have when we actually lose a pound or do something new or reach one of our goals! I'll be waiting for your report!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KNITTABLES 6/19/2010 2:57PM

    Woohoo! great blog and congrat on your cardio yesturday. Yes we have so many great supportive friend here and for that I am so thankful and to you as well. We will get to that finish line and we will win. Great daily goals and you can do it.
HUGS!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IUHRYTR 6/19/2010 12:08PM

    I really like setting one goal a day. That way it doesn't seem so overwhelming. Get that one done and do another if we want. But we'll feel better for having met the daily goal. Good idea. -- Lou

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/19/2010 11:43AM

    It does take a lot of Sparkers to help one of us reach our goals. What a blessing that we're all here! I know this, I'm glad YOU'RE here!

Can hardly wait to see what the scale has to say for you in the morning!!

Hugs,
Cathy emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KENDRACARROLL 6/19/2010 9:05AM

    I never count house work or yard work either. Figure that's just part of my life.
Your positive attitude day after day is very inspiring. Hope you'll see what you're looking for at tomorrow's weigh-in.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/19/2010 6:56AM

    I am so honored to be mentioned in your post!!! "sniff sniff" I am on vacation and I need to kick it up a notch myself . Keep up the good work! Yes we will get there together

Report Inappropriate Comment


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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
KNITTABLES 6/18/2010 9:48PM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
TITUS2WMN 6/18/2010 3:29PM

    Awesome Michelle!!! :o)

Report Inappropriate Comment
IUHRYTR 6/18/2010 11:01AM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
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.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/18/2010 7:45AM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment


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

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KNITTABLES 6/16/2010 5:36PM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
IUHRYTR 6/16/2010 9:23AM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/16/2010 9:05AM

    emoticon It is time to bother!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HEIDE69 6/16/2010 8:58AM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
JVANDENBOOM 6/16/2010 8:55AM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 Last Page