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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

emoticonOMG, monday was a day let me tell ya. Work was crazy, I couldn't sleep sunday night and that in turn made my morning something else. I went home from work and ate dinner and then ate and ate till about seven. I finally got up and gave my head a shake and cleaned the kitchen and headed to bed. Hence the reason this blog is coming at 3:30 tuesday morning. Again i'm wide awake. I really need to get this sleep thing down. Yes, my friends I have no tv, no cola, i've read before bed. I got up out of bed so as not to toss and turn. I will lie back down in a minute and try for a bit more before time to get up.

My food was out of control because I was tired. Instead of doing what i've been doing and eating on plan I ate to eat. Hubby had fixed dinner....mac and cheese (7pts), pigs in a blanket...rf cresent wrapped around a fatfree hotdog (3pts), I fixed some greengiant cauliflower in the single serve containers (0pts). do you see where i'm going my ww friends. Already bless he heart he has me eating a half days points in one meal. But god willing I ate it all. then some. Had desert, almonds, and a ww cookie...finally I got up and said what am I doing. I was eating my emotions. So back on the wagon today. Not that I didn't have the points but I really don't like to use them all up in one meal if I can help it. So today I have to plan and be good. No excuses. I've put this out there for you so I will hold me accountable to me.

I'm going to leave you now. I hope tuesday finds the day much better then monday. Man I had a headache and I was just plain exausted. I really don't want another day like that one.

So onwards and downwards as the case may be.
Michelle.

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/22/2010 6:01AM

    We all have days like that you just have to do exactly as you said....start again!!!

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KNITTABLES 9/22/2010 12:21AM

    I Hope you had a better day today and a better sleep. Hugs

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/21/2010 11:56PM

    Oh Michelle, we all have those days! BUT congratulations on shaking yourself out of it and moving on. You've been doing great and you will continue to do great! Hope Tuesday was better for you!
Kristi

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SLIMPAM23 9/21/2010 3:30PM

    I am holding your feet to the fire only because you asked us too!! Come On Girl----Shake Monday off and don't make the same food mistakes as yesterday. You can have your mac and cheese AND eat it too - as long as you don't do it every day!! So yesterday was feeding frenzy and today and tomorrow you will be a good little Michelle and make wonderful food choices....RIGHT???? Hang in there - we all have those days...you are doing great and are a great inspiration----even when you stub your toe a little! Hope today was better!
Pam

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KENDRACARROLL 9/21/2010 10:09AM

    Those sleepless nights are the worst, no matter what the reason we can't sleep. BTW TV works great for me as a 'sleeping pill', hehe. Have mine on a timer so it automatically turns off after 2 hours. I'm not saying it's a good thing, but it works like a charm.
Hope your day isn't going too badly.
You'll need to teach this husband of yours how to cook more nutritiously :)

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/21/2010 7:26AM

    Wishing you a better Tuesday than your Monday was!!! emoticon emoticon

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SANDHILL5 9/21/2010 5:58AM

    YOU CAN STILL HAVE YOUR FOOD AND YOUR POINTS NEXT TIME, DIVIDE IT UP THROUGHOUT THE DAY. "SMALLER PORTIONS, MEANS SMALLER JEANS SIZE" !! HAVE 6 MINI-MEALS. EVERY 3 TO 4 HOURS. TAKE WHAT YOU JUST ATE. DIVIDE IT UP INTO 6. GOOD LUCK !! emoticon

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This was a weigh in morning

Saturday, September 18, 2010

emoticonDisapointment is the word of the day. emoticonThose darn scales didn't budge, not a bit. Soooooo it is off to begin my new week and this week should show change. I'm actually a bit relieved as this is pms week and that has been known to add a pound or two so i'll take the staying the same this week.

My new motto is onwards and downwards: so i'm moving on from here. I really don't have much choice, it is that or gain all this hard work back and to be honest that has never entered into it. So I continue on this journey.

emoticonAll my spark friends for your kind words, ideas, pushes, and just hugs when needed. We are doing this no matter what the outcome each week, we are doing something about what is weighing us down and that is a huge thing. even when we think we didn't do much towards our goals, each step is a step towards our goals. so my friends i'm getting to stepping. See ya at the next stage of the game.....maintenance.

Michelle.

  
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TRYINKEEPUP 9/20/2010 10:08AM

    My body is *very* good at water retention. If I have more salt then usual (which is to say, not much), or don't quite make my water goals.. Bam. 3lbs. TOM brings another 3-5lbs. But, if you know you're doing what you need to do.. and the trend overall is DOWN DOWN DOWN.. don't sweat the scale. Go sweat, sure, but be sure to drink an extra few glasses of water. You'll be seeing a drop soon!

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JESSIELOVE78 9/20/2010 7:47AM

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/19/2010 11:45PM

    Hopefully you will see that difference on the scale next week, but no matter what the scale said, you still had an AWESOME week and you did great!!

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KNITTABLES 9/18/2010 9:31PM

    My weight in was today too and I am the same no change and that is a good thing for us cause next week there will be a loss. Keep doing what you are doing and it will happen.

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KENDRACARROLL 9/18/2010 11:31AM

    You'll probably show a loss next weigh-in.
Water retention can do a number on the scale.
Yes, keep on trucking, the trend is definitely down.


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SLIMPAM23 9/18/2010 9:32AM

    Good for you Michelle!! Sometime just not GAINING is the gift!!! Things will be different next week!! Keep moving forward no matter what! As usual - I am motivated by your attitude!
Pam

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 9/18/2010 9:24AM

    You did great to maintain this week with PMS. You're doing great with all aspects of this journey, Michelle.
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/18/2010 7:26AM

    It is a RARE moment that I dont gain during TOM WTG!!! That is MAJOR!!

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BBLUNDON 9/18/2010 7:04AM

    why oh why do we need to deal with pms and tom .. man .. apparently i'm now working pieces of the big M so unhappily I am yo yoing so much it throws me off ..

i just keep head down and do my program ... don't sweat it .. i take off a couple of pounds . then i put it back .. then off .. then on .. i'm averaging only 1/2 a pound or so a month now b/c of hormones .. sigh

b

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BBLUNDON 9/18/2010 7:04AM

    why oh why do we need to deal with pms and tom .. man .. apparently i'm now working pieces of the big M so unhappily I am yo yoing so much it throws me off ..

i just keep head down and do my program ... don't sweat it .. i take off a couple of pounds . then i put it back .. then off .. then on .. i'm averaging only 1/2 a pound or so a month now b/c of hormones .. sigh

b

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BRONXBABE 9/18/2010 6:41AM

    Girl, you did great to maintain this week! I hope I can be so lucky, as TOM just arrived a few days early...on the day of my WI. Stupid dude! Send some of your skinny vibes my way, please?

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TBONE13 9/18/2010 6:34AM

  HANG IN THERE !!!

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BAYSIDE07 9/18/2010 6:28AM

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/18/2010 5:48AM

    emoticon for maintaining on your pms week! Keep up the great work ... you may actually have lost this week and ole pms covered it up! Next week will be proof!

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Day before weigh in

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ok, we all know that the day before a weigh is the most ackward of all. We question each moment, we worry uncontrolably, we panic, we get the what if's....this week is no different for me then any other. I stuck to plan, I exercised over and above some days and right on others. I ate what I was suppose to and even the occasional treat was within my limits. today is the day before a new week with ww and I still have 16 free points and all ap points. So i've done an awesome job. I also know that if I don't eat all my free points I don't tend to lose, and that has me a bit worried. It wasn't like I didn't try I just haven't been hungry like normal. which is kinda weird because this is my pms week and that also has me a bit worried. The water weight.

So i'm not going to judge my week by the scales. I wonder sometimes why I worry so much what others will think of my weigh ins to be honest if I didn't say anything about them who would know but me. It is the accountabiltiy that keeps me honest though. That is what we all need to make each day become a week and each week a month. If we didn't have to be accountable to anyone we could slip and slide all the time and who would be the wiser? We would that is who. We are here for us, for our own goals and happiness. OUr own reasons to want to lose and each of us has to be willing to take good with bad and so on.

So I say i'm not going to let the scales be the judge of my week but will I? My friends know they still will be. I'll still rant and rave at them, kick them, and then I'll buck up, regroup, and begin again. Afterall that is what this journey is all about, beginning again. It doesn't end with a week, month, or even a year, this is lifetime. So really we have all the time in the world to reach our goals, right? Wrong. If I thought like that I would still be at the beginning. We don't have time limits to lose but we should be wanting to move on from this stage one, the weight loss, into stage two, the maintenance. After all that is where the real work will begin.

So as I leave you i'm heading off to begin my day. That means at least 30-40 or more minutes of cardio first thing. I also do the exercise of the day for my Alabama team and this week is abs so i'm off for the last day of that this morning. Gotta have six pack abs you know. I may not always feel like exercising but if I tell myself 20 min. it usually leads to about 60 minutes or it has been know to be more. Once i'm moving I keep saying "you can do 10 more minutes". Give it a try.

Michelle.

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KNITTABLES 9/17/2010 2:54PM

    Michelle. good for you for not letting the scale run your life, You are working real hard and that's what counts the most. Good luck with the weigh in. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 9/17/2010 9:58AM

    Exercise is contagious that way. The hardest part is getting started and then it takes on a life of its own.

I don't weigh in weekly. (Can't handle the pressure... :))
I've decided that my next weigh-in will be next week Wednesday.

Happy OP day today and good luck with your weigh-in tomorrow.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/17/2010 9:11AM

    Michelle, you have done so well this week and should be so proud of yourself! No matter what the scale says, you ARE a success and you will continue to be!
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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/17/2010 8:25AM

    You know, I don't worry about WI. It is what it is. I do my best during the week and the scale is only one measurement of my progress. I don't let it rule my day ... not any of them.

Wishing you the very best tomorrow!

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Update:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticonJust a quick update. All is well with me up to this point. We all know it can change at the drop of a hat but really so far i'm holding well. Learning new tricks and staying on plan has become a very important part of my days. I'm ready to reach my goal weight and begin the next leg of my journey, the hardest part of all maintenance.

So hopefully this weeks weigh in will bring me one step closer to seeing the magic number in the next few months. I'm taking this in two pound increments from here. Meaning my goals are mini and each is a step towards the ultimate. I'll just take it one or two as the case my be pounds at a time.

I;m wishing you each a wonderful on plan day.

Michelle

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/16/2010 7:03PM

    You are doing a FANTABULISTIC job!!(yes it is a word I just made up)

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KNITTABLES 9/16/2010 5:48PM

    Michelle that the way to do it, good for you. Take it one day and one pound at a time. I am with you there.
Take care.

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KENDRACARROLL 9/16/2010 9:58AM

    Ya, one day at a time, 1 pound at a time.
Still walking right beside you.
A walk on country roads, however, sounds a lot more fun than my usual walk on city streets...
Have a wonderful day.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/16/2010 9:14AM

    Michelle, I hope you have a wonderful day! I think taking this in small steps is a wonderful idea. Look back over how far you've come and be very proud of all the hard work you've done!
Have a great day, you've made it a great week, let's finish it strong!!
Kristi

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JESSIELOVE78 9/16/2010 8:05AM

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/16/2010 8:01AM

    Wishing you an awesome day, my friend!

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Happiness is for me.....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

emoticonHappiness is for me putting on a pair of pants from last winter a size six and having them be too big....forcing myself to head off for my morning walk with a "you can only do 20 min. today" and not returning for an hour and a half....going to bed with a point remaining for the day on ww......not having that icecream I suddenly thought about as I was getting into bed.....stepping on the scales to see a loss and not a large gain....having people say "wow youve gotten so skinny" and really for the first time believing they mean it.

emoticonThese are a few of my favorite things as the song goes from a sound of music....I'm beginning to wake up from a long sleep. I felt for so long on this journey I was just going through the motions but now i'm seeing that I have done this. I have created the me i'm becoming. I wasn't led, I didn't follow, I did this on my own. Under my own steam i'm exercising daily and loving how I feel when I do and know how I'll feel when I don't. Forming habits is a big part of getting healthy. counting your fruits and veggies during the day to make sure your getting at the very least five, all part of my day, drinking that water before having a diet coke because it is a must, getting to bed at a normal time because I feel oh so much better when I do. Liking how I feel in my own skin for the first time in very many years.

emoticonYou also can feel this way. Sit down and note what your happiness is. I bet you come up with a few without trying. we spend so much time knocking what we don't do, maybe it is time to spend some energy on what we do right all the time. What new habits have you picked up without realizing it?

Today is a new fresh day. It is filled with hope and promises of a great future. Why not make the future today.

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KENDRACARROLL 9/15/2010 10:37AM

    The longer we practice the better we get :)
We can also practice being positive, but you're already so good at that :)
Keep up the great work.
Hard work and determination will get us there.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/15/2010 5:05AM

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Very inspiring blog!

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KNITTABLES 9/14/2010 6:57PM

    What a great blog Michelle, THis is awesome to read, Glad to hear your happy. YOu are amazing and doing a great job. Hugs

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SLIMPAM23 9/14/2010 10:19AM

    GREAT BLOG!!! You are an inspiration to all of us Michelle - we are blessed to have you with us on this journey!!
Pam

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/14/2010 9:34AM

    Thanks Michelle! You sound positively radiant and I am so very proud of you!! You DID do this..you ARE doing this and you are doing GREAT!! It makes me happy to hear you sound so happy!
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I admire you courage, determination and perseverance. Thank you for sharing your journey with me.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/14/2010 7:30AM

    Counting blessings is such a great motivator!

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CALGARYDAVE 9/14/2010 6:11AM

    Good, positive thinking!

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MARYJOANNA 9/14/2010 6:00AM

  How true! Putting on clothing that is too big now is great! Kudos to you!

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BEACH_BUMM 9/14/2010 5:59AM

    Great Blog Michelle! Hope you have a great day! emoticon

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