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Well, THAT was dissapointing

Sunday, January 30, 2011

So we had our racing banquet last night (which planning for ended up in my lap) at Gun and Bocci club. The guys shot trap and we girls sat in the warm motor home before the dinner.

I looked cute (will see if I have any pics) and the dinner was excellent! Primerib, linguine with marinara, thick french garlic bread, a beautiful green salad, sliced potatoes and whole green beans with bacon.
When I say it was excellent, I mean it. I ate too much but figured that I was going to be dancing for at least 4 hours so wasnt worried about it. I had some Captain and diet cokes because I am always the sober driver nowadays and I wanted to party, dance, get wild and only have to walk 50 steps to my RV at bedtime.

Started off with the awards after dinner and that was fine, then started the music. I dont know what it was but NOBODY was dancing but me, frank and 1 of our best couple friends. They were all being sooooo boring and I dont know if you know this about me but I am pretty much the life of the party and I can make it happen!

But not last night. After about an hour, I just kind of gave up cause the vibe was just not there. The Captain was making me full, not happy, I danced off and on for a few hours but certainly not the dance fest I thought, which sucks because I would have eaten less and felt better.

Anyway, made it through to midnite and we all went back to our RV's and it began to rain which sucked cause we were going to hang out for an after party (I made smalll turkey sandwiches for a late night snack) but only 2 of our friends came in to the RV and we talked for a while, had a snack and went to bed. Where I tried to sleep.

BUT 2 of our "younger" members apparantly were not getting along so it was an hour and a half of banging, car honking, yelling (right outside my friends trailer and I thought he would have handled it). Next thing I know, its 3:30, the cops are there arresting him for drunk in public and his girlfriend drove away in a taxi. This couple is crazy by the way. So I called his mom this morning to see what ended up happeneing and she knew nothing about it. It took till 6 pm to find out he is in jail and his g/f is on her way to get him out.

Super Bummer party. Let me tell ya. I was sooo ready to blow off steam but I guess you really cant plan that stuff.

I weighed yesterday before I left. 4 oz. shy of my 60 pounds! 4 OUNCES! GRRRRRRR. Dont know where I will be now and am not gonna weigh till Tuesday or my official day which is Thursday.

So that was my big weekend. Today we enjoyed the quiet, took naps off and on in our chairs. The girls are on their way home from Los Angeles. Back to work tomorrow. No drama, no medical appts. this week, nothing much to report. (or will there be?) Hope you had a good weekend and are making plans to hit some goal or something that will make you smile this week.

  
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KAMAPERRY 1/31/2011 11:41AM

    Sorry it wasa bummer, bet you looked great though!

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MAIA2011 1/31/2011 9:48AM

    Not everyone is awesome as you are, Jan! You're just going to have to find a way to work around it.

4 ounces from 60 pounds lost?!?!?

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DAISY443 1/31/2011 4:42AM

    Isn't it strange how some parties just fizzle? The next one will probably make up for it! Dance on, Jan!

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BAYBELIEVER 1/31/2011 12:12AM

    That is a bummer! I hate it when things don't go as well as planned. However, sometimes I remember all the times where I thought I was going to something that would be awful and it ended up being better! Someday, that will happen for you too!

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ATREAT4ME 1/30/2011 10:49PM

    I'm sorry for your young friends. Sounds like they had the worst weekend of all. But, as
disappointing as it was, I am glad you're not the one in jail! (LOL). I had a disappointing weekend too. I had planned to head right into my aggressive plan, but the Flu had other plans for me. All I can say at this point is I'm glad I'm not the one in jail! (LOL!)

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BRAINYBLONDE5 1/30/2011 9:39PM

    i am so sorry you had a disappointing night, but lets be honest YOU ARE SO CLOSE TO 60 LBS LOST, YOU MUST BE THRILLED :) i bet you can TASTE it :P

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ROBINSNEWNEST 1/30/2011 9:28PM

    60 pounds?! Are you kidding me?! I will plan a party for you here, and we'll MORE than make up for any residual disappointment. Let it go, sister. You have so many more good times ahead...

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HEALTHYASHLEY 1/30/2011 9:16PM

    I am sorry the party was a bummer. I'm glad you got out there and shook your money maker anyway. Just being 60 lbs lighter must have made you feel amazing! How awesome.

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OHSOCOOLLISA 1/30/2011 9:15PM

    Oh that is a bummer! I'm glad you were able to enjoy some quiet today. Perhaps this week will bring some extra happy for you :)

All the best!

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ROBINTRACKS 1/30/2011 9:14PM

    Jan:

Sometimes it's one small disappointment that makes the sunshine seem that much brighter tomorrow...

Sorry the party was a bit of a bust - especially after all your hard work and planning - but on the bright side, you now have ONE LESS couple to invite to the NEXT party! We always learn a little something along the journey, don't we?

Only 4 ounces shy of 60 pounds? That's AMAZING! You must be soooo proud of yourself! I know I AM!

Have a good week Jan....Find something fun to do!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 1/30/2011 9:09PM

    Every time I plan on lighting up the dance floor something happens and it just doesn't work out that way. When I don't plan on getting my dance on, those are the nights which somehow end up being the best. So sorry for your disappointment with the party and even more bummed to read that you were a few oz away from a cumulative 60 lb weight loss. But I'm sure you'll have a significant loss this week. Hopefully that dinner shocked your metabo and you'll see a big result on the scale this week.

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SARAWALKS 1/30/2011 8:56PM

    It is SO IRRITATING when you want to dance, are ready to dance, and everybody else is sitting there like LUMPS.
Cannot even tell you how many times this has happened to me.
GRRRRRRR, I feel your pain!
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GRACEISENUF 1/30/2011 8:54PM

    Sounds like you were there with a bunch of "Fuddyduds". I'm shocked you couldn't get the "party started" Jan...I certainly would have helped you if I were there, lol.

The couple fighting....that kinda stuff grates on my nerves. I use to see that scenario all the time one spouse would call the police department (we would respond) arrest one of them and then an hour later the other one would be trying to bail them out...such a pain. Good thing they have to wait the four hours in the "drunk tank" to sober up.

You are so close to the 60 pound mark...4 ounces. One good pee should make that happen, ha ha.

Hey let's have a great week ahead and kick some more pounds to the curb!
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3 things about me

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Things about me

(It is fun to learn different things about our friends!! Stolen from PJH2008... Thanks Paula Jean!

The names I go by:
Jan
Mom
Marian (my middle name and what Frank calls me when I am in trouble)
Mamadwarf (here on sp and in my real life because of racing dwarf cars and I am the Mama, that's why!)

Three places I've lived in the past:
Pacific Grove (Near Monterey, Ca. )
Livermore, Ca.
Tracy, Ca.

Three sports I have played:
Horseback riding
Knee boarding
water skiiing (not in YEARS!!)

Three things I love to watch:
My daughters laughing
My husband doing anything ,especially in a tool belt ;)
Comedy's (tv, movies, live)

Three places I have visited:
Florida (hated it)
Utah ( Love it!)
Washington state (Love it!)

Three people that I love: Only 3????
Gonna lump my entire family in that one
My oldest friend, Lisa. Since we were 9 years old. ( I hate her tho cause she still looks the same and I am old).
And last but not least, my grand dog Stitchy. I once admitted I love her more than anyone. I wasnt really joking about it either.

Three things I love to eat:
Fresh Pineapple
Mexican food
A good steak
*And because it has been my answer for years and I am not over it, Cookies!

Three things I am looking forward to:
Grandchildren
Getting to my weight loss goals
Retiring. someday.

Now highlight this then cut and paste and put in your own answers

  
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GRACEISENUF 1/30/2011 8:57PM

    Enjoyed it and feel like I know you even better, lol.

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HEALTHIERTINA 1/30/2011 5:18PM

  Things about me (stolen from MAMADWARF, who stole it from PJH2008... Thanks!)

The names I go by:
-Tina
-Mom
-Mimi (my daughter decided to rename me.

Three places I've lived in the past:
-Minot, ND
-Cincinnati, OH
-London, OH

Three sports I have played: (I haven't played a sport since high school)
-Water polo
-Softball
-Swim team

Three things I love to watch:
-my daughter and husband laughing
-the beauty of nature
-comedies and movies

Three places I have visited:
-Australia (loved it, would move there in a heartbeat)
-almost every state in the continental US
-Maui in February (sooo looking forward to this.)

Three people that I love:
-My family
-My friends
-My dogs

Three things I love to eat:
-bbq ribs, steak or a great hamburger
-Mexican food from Los Mariachis
-french fries

Three things I am looking forward to: borrowed from Patty267
-Continue to watch my family grow up and find their own place in this world
-Getting to my weight loss goals (and, hopefully, not regressing back to old habits)
-Become debt free



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BRAINYBLONDE5 1/29/2011 4:53PM

    awww i loved reading this!!! a dogs love is really special! haha have a fantastic weekend!

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KAMAPERRY 1/29/2011 12:45PM

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 1/29/2011 12:41PM

    Three things about you..
you're funny (if you doubt it look at your profile pic! LOL)
you're an encourager
you're loved

Yeah you!
Annie

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PATTY267 1/29/2011 12:19PM

    Things about me (stolen from MAMADWARF, who stole it from PJH2008... Thanks!)

The names I go by:
-Patty (Pat by very old and dear friends)
-Mom
-Mamaw (I'm a great grandma with 2 more on the way)

Three places I've lived in the past: (sorry mamadwarf you were disappointed with our state)
-Pensacola, FL
-Winter Haven, FL
-Orlando, FL area

Three sports I have played: (I haven't played a sport since high school)
-Volley Ball
-Softball
-Dodge Ball

Three things I love to watch:
-The joy of watching my family interact at family gatherings (esp. opening Christmas presents together)
-A beautiful sunset (esp. over water)
-Movies based on Jane Austin books (esp. Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth) and romantic comedies (esp. You've Got Mail) and TV mystery or crime shows (esp. NCIS and Leverage)

Three places I have visited:
-California
-Georgia
-Ten
nessee

Three people that I love:
-My family (husband, mom, 2 daughters, and my grand/great grand kids)
-My best friend Nadine (we've known each other 4-ever)
-My dad, brother, and grandmother (they've since passed away, but my deep love and memories of them remains)

Three things I love to eat:
-Ice Cream (any flavor), but I now try and limit myself to a McD's cone for less calories, yet the just as refreshing
-Mexican food (ole)
-Baked Cod fish filet (with tartar sauce made with dill pickle)
(*I also love McD's Oatmeal Cookies, but have switched to McD's breakfast oatmeal w/out the brown sugar)

Three things I am looking forward to:
-Continue to watch my family grow up and find their own place in this world
-Getting to my weight loss goals (and, hopefully, not regressing back to old habits)
-Become debt free so I can retire in the next couple of years

Now highlight this then cut and paste and put in your own answers

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PJH2028 1/29/2011 11:45AM

    Gosh, I LOVE learning more about YOU!!!
The constant consonant candor of your voice and your beauty.
Picturing you now behind the wheel and on the track!
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Have a great day! *P

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DAISY443 1/29/2011 11:18AM

    Great list! I'm not going to do it, because I can't top your list! Hugs!

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KRAWRS 1/29/2011 11:12AM

    The names I go by:
Kelly
some variation of Strawberry Shortcake
Zavala

Three places I've lived in the past:
Colorado (as a baby)
Markham, IL (as a child)
Florida (as a baby)

Three sports I have played:
hahahahahha... sports..... hahaahhaha
ok. fine. just for fun, never for teams
volleyball
tennis
ba
dmitten

Three things I love to watch:
people dancing
children playing
people laughing

Three places I have visited:
Mackinac Island, MI (honeymoon, loved it)
Paris France (amazing!)
Virginia Beach (awesome)

Three people that I love: Only 3????
My husband
My mom
My best friend

Three things I love to eat:
pepperoni pizza
spanakopita (like spinach pie, in filo dough)
cream of chicken and rice soup

Three things I am looking forward to:
Getting to my weight loss goals
Going on Vacation
Having children someday

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MAIA2011 1/29/2011 11:05AM

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(You didn't have to tell me you were dreaming about cheese. I was under the bed.)

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KARLYNCANDOIT 1/29/2011 11:03AM

    Very cool things!! I love my dog too more than anything. I wisper it to him all of the time~!

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To the newbies, the frustrated, the confused...

Friday, January 28, 2011

This was my response to a members first blog. I am hoping it can be helpful to others.

Im sorry you are struggling. I get it. I really do. All I can do is tell you my story.

When I started, all I did was track my nutrition. I turned off the meal plans and tracked the food I was actually eating. I was shocked! I thought I was eating pretty well but when I started writing it all down, the truth was far from it. For the first month, all I did was get my food tracked and staying within the ranges of the plan.I began to see PROGRESS because I was hitting my marks. Sometimes, I actually struggled to eat enough!

Then, I started to walk. I could barely go around the block. But about 3 days a week, I would walk my dog, just like you. And every week or 2, I would try to go a little farther. The excercise tracker has a map so you can see where you walked and how far you went. It is easy to use and you can see PROGRESS.

I didnt tell anyone but my immediate family I was doing this but I said to myself IF (not when) I hit 15 lbs down, I would facebook it. I made that goal, announced it (now I was accountable!) and I got more involved here on SP. I read (and still do) a lot of blogs, made some friends (which could NOT Be easier) and it has now been over 10 months and nearly 60 pounds.

NOBODY has it easy but the common denominator is we all WANT this (for various reasons) and we take it one day at a time, keeping our goals in site.

I recommend that you take your measurements. I was shocked recently when I felt I was not making PROGRESS but in fact, had lost over 4" within a few months. There is even a template for a measuring tape on here if you dont own one, that you can print out and make!

My motto is:PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION. I count every meal, snack, glass of water and walk as a victory, as progress towards where I want to go. I have a visualization of where I want to be and that keeps me on my path.

Take it one day at a time, you will get there. I guarantee it. Jan

  
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NEDERLUNG 2/5/2011 1:04PM

    Soo true! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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ROBINTRACKS 1/29/2011 10:43PM

    As a newbie, I so appreciate your words of inspiration Jan! There's so much support on this site that I wish I had found it years ago -- but maybe I wasn't ready then. I am NOW however, so I especially am greatful for your motivation to us incoming SP Freshmen!

-- Robin emoticon

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DAVIDPRESCOTT 1/29/2011 1:05AM

    This is a really good reminder to me to make sure I go and have a look occasionally and see if I can lend support to some newer members.



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BAYBELIEVER 1/28/2011 11:45PM

    Beautiful Jan! And not just for newbies, we all need to be reminded or told to: "count every meal, snack, glass of water and walk as a victory." I think that helps us start the process of re-thinking how we relate to food and ourselves. Thanks, as always!

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BIGMAMAT 1/28/2011 9:09PM

    so proud of you and how far you've come! xoxoxo Tricia emoticon

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WILLIAMV3 1/28/2011 3:17PM

    I love this. Couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you so much for posting this. Sometimes we all just need a reminder.

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THREEE 1/28/2011 2:37PM

    as usual, you said it so well and let us feel it from your point of view...the movie "see how she runs" with joanne woodward was one of the best movies that let us see that it WAS a potentially difficult change to make, but it could be done day-by-day...i still remember her first day out, in 'jogging' gear and backpack if i remember correctly -- she made it down her driveway and back...something like that, but she did not give up...maybe i can find that somewhere because it was so inspirational...
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TAMARAC2 1/28/2011 1:48PM

    Excellent blog!!! You are so right with every point made in it. Track the food, track the fitness and you will see a direct correlation with your progress. Some days will be better than others, but over time you will make headway.

& "progress, not perfection" is also my motto.

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TWOTIMESS 1/28/2011 1:43PM

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If this didn't inspire the newbie, I don't know what will!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/28/2011 1:35PM

    This is great Jan! I really hopes it helps the new members as well as anyone else, thanks!

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ESTEPHENSON2 1/28/2011 1:34PM

    Progress, not perfection.
I love it!

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MAIA2011 1/28/2011 12:56PM

    As a newbie I could not get enough of blogs like this and I still can't. That's the point! Follow the plan! K.I.S.S.

Thanks for being an inspiration as well as honest and funny.

(Just know that some of us don't appreciate trying to live up to your example.)

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TBID227 1/28/2011 12:36PM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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RONIE11 1/28/2011 12:34PM

    Perfectly put.... I agree with all you said.. I started out the exact same way and very quickly realized I was NOT eating as well as I thought.... Now when people tell me "I dont eat that much and its all good for me" I think in my head "Oh yes I remember thinking the same way....LOL I don't tell them unless I feel they really want to hear it...LOL Take care Congrats on your progress and thanks for sharing.... Ronie

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SARAWALKS 1/28/2011 12:27PM

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PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION! YEEEEES!

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 1/28/2011 12:21PM

    Amen sister! I couldn't have said it any better myself. It's all about small steps and tracking that progress! We're glad to have you as our friend too!

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DAISY443 1/28/2011 12:07PM

    Always helps to be reminded of the basic principles of SP. Thanks!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 1/28/2011 11:52AM

    You articulated this so well! This is so many of our stories and it I all snooty our desire to succeed! So glad you are my friend.

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CHELEMIA 1/28/2011 11:51AM

    Thank you!! Keep it up the healthy cahnges and the wonderful words of wisdom!!!

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DAVIDFITBITS 1/28/2011 11:49AM

    Awesome story! Small simple steps. Thanks for the encouraging word.

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I would just like to report

Thursday, January 27, 2011

That "operation: romance my husband" was a great success ;)

We didnt walk the dog today. Instead I challenged him to some Kinect boxing since we havent played for a few weeks. Kicked his A$$! Knocked him out so many times, I was almost starting to feel bad. Then I made it up to him (wink).

For dinner, I BBQ'ed sirloin steaks, had broccoli and shredded carrots with parmesan cheese heated in the microwave, made him a sweet potato with caramel and marshmallow (cause he can eat that stuff), and I had a half a baked potato with the veggies on top. Massively great dinner. Then just some talking and generally enjoying the quiet with both the girls on their way to L.A for the weekend. (I gotta tell you, watching them drive away together with their Art's, well, it kind of got to me.
They go, "Mom, stop looking so sad!!" and I told them I was watching my whole world drive away. WE all laughed but I was thinking, " I am only half joking".
They will have a great time and I am ready for the someday when they dont live here anymore but man, they are still my babies!!

Anyway, it was a good night, much needed and appreciated. I have a racing banquet saturday night which I fully intend to burn half a million calories with dancing and laughing so am looking forward to that.

Have a good night, my friends

  
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ROBINTRACKS 1/29/2011 4:48PM

    Jan - I STILL get a tear when I leave after a visit with my daughter, and she's 37! Our children are our children, are our children, no matter WHAT age! Besides, I'm such a SAP!

As always, enjoyed your blog!

Later Gator....

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ROBINSNEWNEST 1/28/2011 4:00PM

    You're good at loving and living... and you'll get good at "letting go." I'm learning it right along with you, sister! Sounds like the whole course of events was everything you wanted -- all you deserve. Hope today is another happy day as you head into the weekend.

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KAMAPERRY 1/28/2011 3:31PM

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WILLIAMV3 1/28/2011 3:22PM

    Awwww... I love it. I'm so glad you enjoyed "operation-romance my husband". That is something I definitely need to do.

It is sad to see the kids grow up and go out on their own, but if we have truly done our job as parents that is the ultimate goal, eventually (just not too soon). We have one left at home for at least 3 more years. I'm sure that time will pass all too soon.

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MAIA2011 1/28/2011 1:06PM

    Ah, half joking.

Remember that each man dies but not every man truly lives... I like to joke about this but you are truly living.

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CELLISTA1 1/28/2011 12:30PM

    Your whole world driving away.... I know that feeling. When my daughter was younger, the absolutely most heart-wrenching feeling was watching her go through a line at the airport -- entering a space that I couldn't follow. It's not like that anymore though, I got her through to adulthood and she has her own family now. So just so you know, that part gets easier.

As for you, hot mama, that guy is SO lucky to have you!
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SARAWALKS 1/28/2011 9:27AM

    emoticon SWEET! You are gonna be SO ready for Valentine's Day! Have a great time rockin' out at the party! emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/28/2011 7:57AM

    Sounds like a wonderful time! SO glad you got to spend some much needed time with hubby!

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DAISY443 1/28/2011 6:23AM

    Glad you had a great evening and the meal sounds wonderful. I will tell you that no matter how "big" those kids get, the feeling is always the same. I tear up every time I leave my babies (Ages 53, 52, and 48). Enjoy them and let them go!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 1/28/2011 5:51AM

    Sounds awesome! It's great to see a couple married for a long time who keep making opportunities to act like newly weds! So cute.

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GRACEISENUF 1/28/2011 1:06AM

    Sounds like "Operation Romance" was a huge success. The dinner sounds so good.

I do get it about the girls leaving and growing up. Just hung up with mine at college emoticon (course I never let on I miss her so much). I wouldn't want her to worry bout me.

Have a GREAT WEEKEND ahead!

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BAYBELIEVER 1/28/2011 12:18AM

    So glad you had such a great evening! You and your hubby deserve some time together!

I know what you mean about watching your girls drive away! But, remember, you are a great mom and they will always come back!

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How does it feel?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just wrote a whole blog and deleted it. I dont know what I want to say and I dont know what I want to hear. I am confused and my go to coping mechanisms are not what I am turning to (ya hear that, cookies? Aint gonna happen!) so I feel raw, numb and off balance. Not a good combination for this Libra.

I guess I will process it all the best I can, day by day. I am going to plan a romantic night for me and hubby tomorrow tho. Girls will be gone for a few days and we could both use some loving comfort.

I would love to drop to my mini goal, that would make me really happy but I feel like I am in survival/ maintenance mode right now and eating less is not going to be an option. I am staying within my guidelines, hitting my protein and fiber levels I set for myself recently and am stil walking. I know I need to probably step up the excercice and eat at my lower range but I feel like I am doing all I can right now so be it. One day at a time, right?

Thanks for reading my pretty much pointless blog. I appreciate you guys so much. You have no idea.

  
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NEDERLUNG 2/5/2011 1:02PM

    I understand - I have written several blogs and then just deleted them before posting. Sometimes it helps to just get it out without getting it out there.

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ATREAT4ME 1/27/2011 10:20PM

    What??? You mean there's a point to all of this?

And all this time I just though I had joined SparkPeople, where folks go to enLIGHTEN each other just because that's what they wanted to do.

What's next? ROTFLMAO isn't an exercise? You mean to tell me that when I read that from other people they are not on the floor, rolling around, working off their behinds????

Seriously, I think you said the most important thing -- one day at time. For me, right now, it is one choice at a time.

Take care, my Friend. You will make great choices for yourself and your family. And go get some of that loving comfort that is good for the soul, the mind, and the body! That sounds SMART!

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DAVIDPRESCOTT 1/27/2011 12:37AM

    Sounds like you are having a mind plateau as well as a weight plateau:)

Oh yes - when the Blah's come to visit they do tend to over stay their welcome don't they?

Decided I needed to mix things up a bit this morning so instead of my usual Sultana Bran with sultanas and muesli mixed in that I leave to soak for an hour (love that gooey goodness) I whipped up a simple shake - 200 ml low fat milk, a weet bix (not sure what it is called there - Shredded Wheat?), some 0% fat strawberry yogjhurt and a 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries - blend - mmmmmm.

It's surprisingly filling and tastes like a sinful smoothie but is far from it.

And why I chose to share this with you - no idea LOL

Keep at it - you can do this.



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SKINNYINMYHEAD 1/26/2011 10:52PM

    let it out sister....let it out... it's good for you...heck, it's good for ME

Annie

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MAIA2011 1/26/2011 8:52PM

    This will cheer you right up...

Wait for it...

According to the new astrology calculations...

I AM A LIBRA, TOO!

That's right. Necessary and sufficient conditions to prove we are ONE!

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BAYBELIEVER 1/26/2011 5:49PM

    Hang in there. And you should be turning here, not pointless at all! I mean, without cookies, what do you have but blogging!?!?!? I think it is a great idea to plan a romantic evening with your hubby. Maybe you need some time to re-connect and feel special! You should feel that way all the time, but I know sometimes we just forget to look in that side of the mirror! Sending hugs your way, my friend.
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BADASSBLONDIE 1/26/2011 5:39PM

    Stay in survival/maintenance mode. *hugs* You can do this, babe.

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BRIAEL 1/26/2011 5:28PM

    You're overthinking the blog issue. Let it go and move on. If your thoughts on an issue are important, they'll come back so you can sort them out.

Thinking of ya! :)

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ROBINSNEWNEST 1/26/2011 5:24PM

    I understand, Jan.
Ditto to every word Ramona wrote earlier. Amen.
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RIGBY31 1/26/2011 5:11PM

    Don't worry, no point taken. My point, however, is to say... do what you can each day. You'll know when it's time to kick it up a notch. (btw, you're right, cookies don't have a point, either).

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_RAMONA 1/26/2011 4:48PM

    I'm with the rest... blogging is never pointless... and regardless of how prepared you were for some of the realities of your life recently, you can't help but have a lot of misplaced, amorphous feeling floating around. I think your 'cure' is just the ticket... and don't feel you have to be strong every minute.

"A strong woman is a woman who loves
strongly and weeps strongly and is strongly
terrified and has strong needs. A strong woman is strong in words, in action, in connection, in feeling. What comforts her is others loving her equally for the strength and for the weakness from which it issues...
Strong is what we make each other."
MARGE PIERCY

May you find peace within and all around you. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

May today and every day bring to you a ridiculous abundance of whatever you need. May all your concerns, struggles, anxieties and fears fall like ashes as you rise on eagle's wings, SOARING above all that would hinder you along this tremendous adventure of being and becoming all you are created to be. May the grace of God simply "overtake" you moment by moment. May you always be overwhelmed by the grace of God, rather than by the cares of life! AMEN.

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
Ramona

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ANAJAK 1/26/2011 4:39PM

    I just thought that comment this morning as I drank two glasses of water and prepared a healthy brekkie :) Everyday is a new day and this is the best news ever!! I am starting anew today just like you and we'll all be here for you everyday when you wake up xxxxxxxx

ps. can you tell I'm a cancer???

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FAIRVIEWBONNIE 1/26/2011 4:32PM

    Girl, I hear you! It is such a struggle. So one day at a time is a good thing. I turn to popcorn (100 calorie pack) when I can't seem to get it under control. Plus I treat myself with a diet drink while I eat the popcorn. It makes me feel like I had a real snack. We went away last week and lordy I was awful. As a matter of fact, I just blogged about that. Just remember that it is those little choices/decisions we make each day that make the difference over the long haul. Good luck.

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BRAINYBLONDE5 1/26/2011 4:30PM

    blogging is never pointless. we are all here for you. enjoy the time with the hubby. things will fall in place. emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 1/26/2011 4:26PM

    Not a pointless blog at all. I hope you and your hubby have a really wonderful time together (hope it's smokin hawt too)!

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