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You've got to be kidding!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nope i'm not kidding Michelle, those scales didn't move an inch. Not one iota again. Can we say plateau? REally such a small word, but it wreaks havoc on us each week we step on those scales and wham...nothing, nata, zip, zilch. Not even a blip on the scales.

I look back over my week, I stayed within my points, I exercised, I got my water, my sleep...so what gives? Nothing, that's what. Oh i'm upset, i'm angry, i got off and back on three times just in case...you all know the scenerio. But alas the scales didn't move a bit. Since they are digital you can't even guesstimate a loss, the truth is staring you right in the face.

So what did I do after the temper tantrum for the third week in a row, I came here to figure out a new plan of attack on this last bit of fat hanging on. I know it wants to stay but really I don't want it anymore. So I have to be really strong this week, I have to do what i'm suppose to even when I don't want to. I have to get those waters in even when i'm not really in the mood, I have to exercise in the evening like I was even when I think i'm too tired. Looking back over my journal I can see places I could of done better. Not could of, should of. Places that I let a few things slip like eating healthy in favor of that chip, chocolate, or such.

I'm stocked this week as of last night in the fridge and in the fruits and veggies department...so that is taken care of, I have water, pitas, healthy sandwich meats, healthy choices for dinners. I'm good to go this week. I have found witht the heat i've fallen into a food rut. eating the same ole same ole just because it is convenient and cool. I will measure and weigh my foods, everything, not just the obvious, I think i'm eyeballing too much here and maybe i'm not hitting it right on.

I will see movement on this next weigh in. i'm heading on vacation for a couple of days to florida andthe beach in another week. I want to see movement before I leave, I don't want to head out with the attitude of it won't matter because it won't matter if you get my drift.

So friends and neighbors i'm off to begin my next week. I know i've got changes happening in myself, inches lost, new pants size, new attitude about life. So really I can live at this weight for say....today. After today I want to see changes in those digital numbers. lol.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/18/2010 12:01AM

    You are changing and you ARE going to win! I see that pesky scale moving soon, but dont' let it get the best of you! You are determined and you will conquer this!!

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LEFTSOX 8/14/2010 6:41PM

    I agree in changing up the routine. I can't get to the point of doing the same thing every day. I wish I could but life keeps happening and so everyday is different. Even different foods is good. Maybe your body is lacking a vitamin it wants and is holding on to fat because of that.

We all know those last few pounds are a pain in the butt, you will figure it out just change a thing or two this week and see if your scale moves. If not maybe it's time for a new scale! LOL I have been known to weight myself in the middle of the department store because I wanted to see if my scale was still working! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 8/14/2010 2:41PM

    I agree with Kricket4, change up your exercising and do something different. You body is so used to the same ole same ole. Switch it up and You will see a difference. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 8/14/2010 1:35PM

    You could always blame the French emoticon
- for the stupid word, anyway...
Change up your exercise routine, maybe that'll do the trick.
All the best.

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MERIMARY 8/14/2010 1:00PM

    You'll get past this.

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4DOGNIGHT 8/14/2010 9:27AM

    you have a great and positive attitude. It will come off, just takes time sometimes. Keep up the good work! P.S. It is hot here in Florida!

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CHINAGAL 8/14/2010 9:16AM

    Change is HAPPENING, and just because you don't see the evidence on the scale doesn't mean it ain't so!

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QUIETCUPOFTEA 8/14/2010 8:50AM

    you can do it & change is coming. i am looking forward to the big emoticon when it does!!! keep on sparkin'!






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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/14/2010 8:47AM

    Michelle
You gonna see movement!!! Keep up the FANTASTICSUPERDUPERAWESOME work!

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KEAUXALLA 8/14/2010 8:47AM

    I am sure you will break through. At least the scale isn't going up. emoticon

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 8/14/2010 7:17AM

    emoticonYou've got a plan!!!! emoticon emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 8/14/2010 6:36AM

  I know your frustration!! But it sounds like your changes you have planned WILL bring the results you want. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 8/14/2010 6:34AM

    For some reason, even though our clothes are looser and we can see a difference in the mirror, we want to see it on the scale and when we don't it's irritating. Why are we like this? Ah, well, keep working, maybe increase the cardio a bit and you'll get there. -- Lou

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Change

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

All of life is change. Each change has some positive and some negative, but always focus on the positive aspects of each change.

I have to focus on the changes that I have already achieved and the new one to come. FOr me it is easy to overlook my accomplishments and just focus on the downfalls. Each time we make a change whether for the good or bad it impacts our goals.

I want to reach my goals but it is going to take me a bit more change to do that. I have still to overcome a couple of problem areas if i'm to meet and then stay at my goals. Knowing my trouble areas helps me to prepare for the days to come.

So i'm off to work on me. I'm going to have a walk/run this morning which I haven't done in a while. Oh i've gotten in my exercise I've just walked and no running. I miss it. but due to heat, well you get the picture. so today i'm changeing up my routine and going to sweat for a bit.

MIchelle.

  
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KNITTABLES 8/13/2010 10:54PM

    Keep up the good work and stay hydrated. emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/12/2010 9:41AM

    I know you are going to do this and I am cheering for you!! You have such dedication and determination and you are succeeding! Each and every day you ARE changing and making your life what you want it to be. You can do it!!!!
It IS awfully hot, so be careful!
Take care!!
Kristi
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/11/2010 8:40PM

    gulp!!! thanks I needed that. Keep up the good work !

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 8/11/2010 9:22AM

    emoticonYou have the courage and the strength!

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IUHRYTR 8/11/2010 9:00AM

    Sweating can be good emoticon and you'll love the endorphin high. -- Lou

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SLIMPAM23 8/11/2010 8:48AM

    Michelle--
You are one of the most dedicated Sparkers I know!! I have no doubt that you will overcome whatever may be holding you back. And you WILL reach your final goal.....of that I am certain!!! Be careful in this heat - it is horrific this year!! And it can be deadly - so be determined....but be safe!!
Hugs - I KNOW you are going to make it!!
Pam emoticon

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My plans for the coming week.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

As I sit here wide awake again at 2:30 I have to ask myself this question...why?? I mean I worked hard yesterday, no nap, went to bed at a good time. what is up with this? It is happening more and more. So tonight maybe I will try something new. don't know what as of yet but something.

I have to tell ya I did great all day yesterday, planned, ate on schedule, stayed on points, then the sun went down and munchy monster came to play. I played. So I journaled, gave me new goals for the newweek and i'm ready to take him on. I will eat my snacks at the table or none at all, and no eating after 8 pm. These two things are doable and I will give them a week and see where i'm at next week. Funny how one little problem can mess up all our intentions. I for one don't intend to let this setback of one evening ruin my week. I wil succeed this week in my efforts.

It takes 21 days they say to reach a new "habit", today is day one. Bring it on.

Have a blessed sunday all, and remember we are worth all the effort we make, all the work, all the planning. We are worth it all.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 8/12/2010 9:38AM

    You can do it! I hope you have an amazing week and I also hope you get some sleep!!

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KNITTABLES 8/8/2010 1:24PM

    Great attitude and you can do it and get some sleep. I am having sleeping issues again so I know how you feel.

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IUHRYTR 8/8/2010 10:23AM

    No, indeed, do not allow one off night affect your entire week. Here's one way to set a goal, try for, say, five good positive days a week. Once that's ingrained, move up to six days. That way, if you have an off day, you can still meet your goal. But you've got great determination and you WILL meet your goals. I'm confident of that. -- Lou

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BRONXBABE 8/8/2010 8:11AM

    Michelle, how could the munchy monster be playing with you, while he was here with me all day and night? He must have a twin!

I love your positive attitude! You will definitely succeed in your efforts to build your new healthy habits.
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/8/2010 6:50AM

    emoticon U are a shining star!!!!

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 8/8/2010 5:01AM

    emoticon emoticon That's it! Revamp the plan until the plan fits you to a "T"! It takes a while, but it's well worth the effort!
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My small bump in the road: weigh in

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Ok, so this week wasn't my best yet. i'm emoticon0.2. A small bump in the road for sure. I"m fine with this actually. I mean if we are honest with ourselves we can't eat out of control one day, jump back on the band wagon the next, then so on and so on and expect to come out winners.

Now this is not to say i'm a loser by any means. I got my exercise, though it could of been more but this weeks werks schedule was a bit messed up and that infringed on my time outside. I did get my waters in daily, sleep, and I did get into a smaller size pants this week. No, i'm still a winner in every sense of the word.

I have figured out though that I can't eat wayyyyyyy over my plan and come out a winner on the scales. Nope, sorry that isn't going to happen. So i've got to step back, regroup and get back to plan. After all we are on this journey to really learn about us. Not the us we loath, the new us we love. I'm loving the new me, I still love the number on the scales and i'm proud to be stuck here for a bit. In all honesty i'm still shocked i've come this far. It is funny what we can do when we set our minds and our sights on something.

I have spent a bit of time yesterday shopping for just me. I mean my foods for the week. My veggies, fruits, and snack ideas. I have taken the time to plan a bit and I feel confident that this next weigh in will be a winner.

Michelle.

  
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IUHRYTR 8/7/2010 3:13PM

    Being in a holding pattern for a week is not a bad thing. Just keep up the good effort and you'll see progress again. Keep focusing on the positives. -- Lou

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IUHRYTR 8/7/2010 3:13PM

    Being in a holding pattern for a week is not a bad thing. Just keep up the good effort and you'll see progress again. Keep focusing on the positives. -- Lou

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PUTTYNGODSHAND 8/7/2010 2:24PM

    Such a motivator for me that you are so positive!!! Keep it up!!

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KNITTABLES 8/7/2010 1:37PM

    Great blog, Maintainance is hard work and you are doing a great job. Keep at it.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 8/7/2010 7:28AM

    Practicing maintenance isn't a bad thing at all. You are seeing what it's going to take to stay at your goal weight. You are a winner!! emoticon

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The wonderment

Thursday, August 05, 2010


You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David that you are sculpting is you. And you do it with your thoughts.
- Joe Vitale


emoticonOk, It happened...I went to the store and tried on a new pair of carpris and they were a size 4....Me a size 4, who'd a thunk it. I had to just stand there and look at me in the mirror with these pants on and the smile on my face was a a sight. the butterflies in my belly, the excitement, the wonderment. I did this....I worked hard, I ate right, I slept when I could, I made choices, some good some not so good, but choices all the same. I must be doing something right. I must be heading in the right direction, because my body is changing before my very eyes.

emoticonThis mornin as I stood in front of the mirror to gaze at the wide wonder I had found (borrowed from a song but fitting), I just had to stare. that was me staring back at me. The person so upset at herself for eating way more than I should of just days ago, the person who a couple of years ago wouldn't of thought of getting up daily to walk at lunch, or better yet run on some mornings. that was me. The one who chooses water or cola most all day, the one who eats all her veggies and fruit before settling in for the night.

Oh I love to eat my chips, dips, candy, baked goods. but the days are farther and fewer in between. I'm learning one day at a time to take it slow. I was off yesterday and with that came worry. BUt i'm proud to report I did it. I ate my snacks on schedule, had a ice cream bar after dinner and counted it, got in my exericise, chores completed, watched two movies and didn't eat a thing during either. I did it. I planned and I stayed with it. OH I wanted to munch but each time I got up and moved. I got a few things done I had been putting off. So saving a few tasks for those moments worked out for me.

Ok, i'm heading off for my morning walk/jog. I love early morning exercise. I will walk at lunch time and i'm working till nine so that pretty much is going to be it for the day. BUt i'm ready for what this day holds. You all can have my moment of wonderment, just stand and let you see what the world already sees. The new you coming out. Baby steps will lead the way to goal.

MIchelle.

  
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IUHRYTR 8/5/2010 3:23PM

    Your progress is impressive and inspirational. emoticon -- Lou

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KNITTABLES 8/5/2010 12:37PM

    Congrats on getting into a size four and for staying on track, that is wonderful. Proud of yah! emoticon

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PUTTYNGODSHAND 8/5/2010 10:35AM

    this is an amazing accomplishment!!

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SLIMPAM23 8/5/2010 9:43AM

    Wonderful news!!!! It is sure something when WE can't take our eyes off of ourselves!!! For how long did we avoid mirrors or cameras? I am proud of you......And YOU should be VERY proud of you!!!
Pam

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/5/2010 9:43AM

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WOW!!!! Do the dang thang!!!!

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 8/5/2010 8:47AM

    emoticonI'm sooooo happy for you!!!!

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