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My scales are stuck!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

emoticonI just know they are. I've stayed the same for three weeks now. I'm not ready for maintenance just yet so what gives? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonThis is a natural part of each of my days. So again I ask my body what gives?

Since it doesn't answer i'm going to .....I need to change up a few things. I need to get a bit of different exercise this week, my ww team has a challenge to drop two points off our daily total, that is like 100 less calories daily for six days. I think I may need to do this. I'm giving it a try. Then next week I'll go back to my norm and see if that hasn't got this body started again.

I'm a bit disappointed in the scales for not moving a inch. Well they are digital so that isn't even an excuse. Oh well what is done is done. So onwards and downwards. I'm ready to nip this in the bud. I want to see a loss next week.

Michelle.

  
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KNITTABLES 9/25/2010 10:42PM

    hang in there and I am sure if you switch things up the scale will do down.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/25/2010 6:38PM

    Michelle, hang in there. I know it's disappointing after all your hard work to not be rewarded with a lower number on the blasted scale, but each day you are rewarded with better health, increased determination, and the tools to stay on track and not give in. The number does not matter as much as your perspective. Keep going, you will get there.
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KENDRACARROLL 9/25/2010 11:38AM

    You know you're down to the last 10 when NOTHING moves... :(
If you find something that works, please post.
Onward.

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SUNRISE14 9/25/2010 8:19AM

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SUNRISE14 9/25/2010 8:05AM

    emoticon i am losing slooooooooooooower and slooooooooower but am thankful i am eating in control ! One off meal a week can thru the weight loss for the next week ! emoticon

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/25/2010 7:53AM

    Hitting a plateau is a natural part of weight loss. Go to WW.com and read some articles on plateaus. Make sure you're actually on one. See the hints they give you ... they are great. You'll be moving along before you know it. Your body needs this hiatus to adjust. You're going to be just fine ... physically if not mentally. :)

Hugs, my friend.

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TLINDAMT 9/25/2010 7:44AM

    i have the same problem and the advice i got was to measure and see if my measurements had gone down. also as you are losing fat you are building muscle maybe you just built the same amount as you lost. emoticon

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Oh yeah it's finally Friday!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon This was such a busy week at work. I just can't say enough how glad I am that it is behind me. Of course I work in a busy pharmacy and next week is the first, but that said i'm just so glad this week is over. We had a girl out on vacation and that just made it worse on all of us. But we survived and I lived to tell about it.

On the health front I feel pretty confident about my week. I had a few rough patches but nothing that was out of the norm for me. I have restocked my cabinets for the coming week and that is over and I can begin fresh again tomorrow. I'm always anxious to weigh in and start a new week, I really don't know why because then partway through the week i'm nervous about my weigh in and how the week went. Go figure. All a part of it I guess.

So it is off to get a few more spark points in, check my emails which I haven't had time to answer all in the last few days and they just build up, and then off to bed. For all my friends whom weigh in tomorrow on my ww team....good luck guys. Cathy this is your magic moment week I can feel it. Let us know for sure.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/25/2010 12:07AM

    Good luck on the weigh in...despite what the scale may say, you've done great this week. CHOICES..we've made good ones!
Hope the coming week is calmer at work for you.
Kristi

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JUNEBUG1944 9/24/2010 11:30PM

    Hey Michelle! Sorry you had such a busy, hectic week! Glad you had a pretty good health week! I feel the same way about a new week...always lots of optimism! But then...

Oh, I see I was premature...you're exercising late today! LOL!


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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/24/2010 9:30PM

    emoticon my sweet friend! I can hardly wait for morning to arrive!!! WE CAN DO IT!!!!

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RRP546 9/24/2010 9:24PM

  sounds familar

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Is it friday yet?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

emoticon let it be friday. I'm so tired. The pharmacy is crazy, we have a girl out on vacation and i'm exausted and still have two days left. Sure keeps me from eating or doing anything when I get home though. I just want to go to bed.

I survived a whole day without overeating. Go figure. I'm trying to work through the whys of doing the damage in the first place. It is a slow process as I have a lot of excess baggage from my previous life. You know the one, the one where we grow up in an abusive household, marry the wrong guy all around, divorce and raise two children alone, then meet and marry a wonderful guy, but still hold all the turmoil inside and on the outside your just plain fat. That is all people see. They don't see the abuse, the inner conflict, the hard work your now doing, the struggles you have survived, the new you emerging. When people say don't judge anyone by the outside this is so true. We don't know what anyone else may be going through. So we just have to smile and wish them a blessed day and move on.

So i'm moving on. I'm smiling and letting myself know that i've concured a lot of those ole demons and maybe just maybe if I work extra hard I will see this to the end. Heck it has been two years and i'm still here. I haven't quit, I backslide on occasion but I never quit. And lord willing I will see this to the magic number on the scales. I will then proceed onto the next stage of maintenance and beyond. I don't yet know what the beyond is but when it gets here I'll know.

So if you may of been thinking of giving up, DON'T!!!! We all make mistakes, it is how we learn from them that really counts. Do you learn, refigure, move on? Sometimes what works for your friend may not work for you. YOu have to find your way. I am going to reach this small goal. Afterall this is just one step in the new me i'm digging out of the rubble of an old life. I have survived so much and i'm still here. I am strong even though I don't always think so. So dust off your shoes and lets get moving.

Michelle.

  
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RACEMOM576900 9/24/2010 12:14PM

    Your attitude is right on! While we stumble over those life building blocks and knock down those walls of our past a brand new person emerges! God only gives you that which you can handle and makes you stronger! When you start feeling down, think of every possible positive thing that happened from those situations. It could be as simple as increased personal strength, awareness of wrong from right, or knowing that you are not always in control. You are doing this and I believe in you!! Keep those goals in sight....hang them up where you can see them daily. That person inside of you is emerging beautifully! Way to go!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/24/2010 4:40AM

    This is a keeper for when those down days come!!! Love the new you that is emerging, conquering and victorious!!! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 9/23/2010 10:10PM

    One step at a time, one day at a time and one feeling at a time. That's the way to do it and you will. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 9/23/2010 10:20AM

    Ya, one foot in front of the other... always. We'll get there, obstacles and all.
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/23/2010 9:57AM

    Michelle, you are doing this! yes, you are strong and I am glad you are able to see that. We will put the past behind us, and we will emerge from the rubble wiser, stronger, and knowing we are worthy and deserving of loving ourselves as well as loving and being loved by others! It's an ongoing process, this figuring out who we are and who we want to be - then deciding how to get there! You will see that magic number, and then you will move on to the part where you keep it there! You can do this!!!
Kristi

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JUNEBUG1944 9/23/2010 9:51AM

    You are doing great, Michelle. That old life is over and done with...your new life is wonderful and you will succeed in your goals. Try and forget those bad times and enjoy these, new good times.
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JESSIELOVE78 9/23/2010 9:40AM

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 9/23/2010 7:52AM

    Just have to work on that old stuff and not stuff it down with food, don't we? I know, I've had to do it. Being abused by a hurt child, being abused by an ex-husband, having to go through the divorce ... gosh, the list goes on. But, I survived, and I'm a thinner woman now having dealt with my issues. We can do it if we put the effort into ourselves!!!
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Monday

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

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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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