Monday, September 17, 2012
OK, waaaaayyyyy too many of my sparkles are quiet. I have come to learn in the last few years, that is NEVER a good thing.
So, if you are reading this, I want you to tell me you are here and what is going on. If I can be helpful, please let me know. Do you need a virtual hug? How about a butt kick?
If you are busy, that's fine but you still gotta answer mama's roll call!
If you dont want to tell me, tell someone!
If you are missing one of your sparkles, reach out and check in on them. Someone needs you today.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Happy Sunday everyone!
I didnt lose any weight last week but after dropping 4 lbs the week before, I suppose it isn't too surprising.
The main thing is I walked, I played tennis, I ate well and and am working toward my goals. I feel good.
This week, your homework is.....
What brings you joy?
I want to know what makes you smile when you wake up, what is the reason you want to be healthier, fitter, stronger? If you don't have an answer, then you need to spend some time and think about what that would be.
My joy is my dog, stitch.
She was my main motivator when I started 2.5 years ago. I wanted to walk with her and my husband instead of driving g along behind them. Now, we walk almost every night. I just love this dog. She makes me happy every day. Just having her in the room brings me joy.
I love my family of course, and my hubby especially, but this dog just gets to me. She is uncomplicated, loving, hilarious and happy just to love me.
What is your joy?
(And what are you going to do this week to keep you going on your journey)
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Welcome to Sunday check in!
Remember last week? I asked about progress? How did you do THIS week? Name ONE THING you are going to do RIGHT this weekend to keep you on track or get you on track?
My week was fantastic. I named 5 things I was going to do right in a blog.
I wanted to lose one pound. I did that. X 4!!! I have not lost 4 pounds in a week in maybe, over a year?
How did this happen?
I got prepared. Planned, shopped and cooked my meals. And not diet food either. I made tacos, turkey burgers,spaghetti... it I made it healthy and I planned my other meals around that. I also ate a lot of protein at breakfast, one of the best tips I have ever received, thank you, Cannie!
I walked this week and I jogged for 1 minute intervals twice during the walk. Now, that may not seem like much to some of you, but with bad knees and bulged discs in my back, its a big deal for me. And even if it was just for 1 minute, it challenged me and my body. And I feel like I accomplished something. I am not going to move forward with the 4 week plan to run a mile, but I am going to do it at my own pace. Will keep you updated.
I didnt bake this week (until yesterday) but even then, I was restrained and stayed within my goals.
I ate popcorn for snacks in the evening when I was feeling munchy. And I went to bed hungry sometimes. It didn't kill me.
I am working on becoming "regular". Enough said on that one.
Yesterday, OK started taking Amberen for menopausal symptoms. Will keep you posted on that.
Mostly, I remembered, decided, recommitted, made an effort, paid attention, cared, worked and generally strived to continue what I am doing here.
Mostly, I am not done. I will probably never be done because even when I get to my goal weight, and I will, I will need help, my S P friends, my trackers, etc. To never go back too where I started. I will never go back to that unhappy, fat, unhealthy person who not only didn't care about herself, but barely lived on the edges of my life.
I'm down 55 pounds and I am not worried about where I was (70 pounds) or how long it takes. I am starting from here, today and moving on, one small step, one meal, snack, minute or day at a time.
Come with me!!
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