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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I am not all that smart, but I know how to make my co-workers whither with my work ethic. My Dad was the Comptroller of the Army and taught me morals and ethics...he and his #2 fought the good fight to be the first in & last to leave the office.
So I know how to work hard, but I also learned from my Mom how to put everyone else first & me last. So, after a failed 35-year marriage, I bought a home, made the move and sat in a sad-place for some months. In January, I looked for a gym & found an amazing gym with 5 free personal training sessions. They helped me make a plan, recorded my stats & followed up. Today I had my final (FREE) appointment.
Kira, my favorite trainer said--I am like the dream-come-true client. I have lost 13 lbs, inches everywhere, grew muscle, shrunk fat....but then asked if I would send her a testimony. In 60 years, I have NEVER had success in the nurturing ME field. NOT EVER. So tonight at the gym, I was talking to a gal who was struggling with her workout. She told me that she HATES working out, thinks of every excuse to NOT go, hasn't lost any weight in 6 months. I realized that unloading my bad relationship was the beginning of my new awesome life! I am especially grateful to Spark People for giving me a path to healthy, supportive relationships! You all ROCK!

  
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PEGTIGER 6/27/2013 6:58PM

    Sounds like brighter days ahead. Happy for the burdens lifted and the weight lost!

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ONUTHIN125 6/27/2013 5:02PM

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FIT4MEIN2013 6/27/2013 1:10PM

    Wonderful!

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NELLJONES 6/27/2013 9:25AM

    It's great to be recognized.

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WATCHMEGO! 6/27/2013 9:05AM

    Love this!


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Now, go write that testimony!

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STEVEN2GO2 6/27/2013 1:10AM

    Lynne,

Great job putting yourself high on your priority list. Congratulations on the many improvements with your body. That strong work ethic really works!

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WHITNEYTEACHER 6/26/2013 10:36PM

    emoticon Lynne
I'm so glad things are working out so well for you now. You've traveled a hard road to get to where you are so you have a right now to pat yourself on the back and feel proud of yourself. emoticon emoticon

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ROBBIEY 6/26/2013 9:08PM

  Good for you, it seems as though you have truly found yourself. emoticon

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Happy Feet!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spark People has enhanced my life in so many ways. My favorite feature, connecting with like-minded people who share my same journey.

So my new, dear friend suggested a cure for my hurty feet, and sure enough, her brand has given me my first pain-free day. Thank you friend for your suggestion. You are a true blessing! emoticon

  
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WHITNEYTEACHER 4/21/2013 8:28AM

    I'm so glad the suggestion helped. Too bad we live on opposite coasts, we could walk together in our new shoes emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 4/21/2013 12:34AM

    emoticon emoticon,s are great!

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My Aching Bones!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I've come a long way since Jan . I have lost 20 pounds, I am able to walk so fast for 45 minutes, that folks at the gym (mostly old guys) comment on how hard I am working as I pass them on the track. But oh my...my feet ACHE!!! When I finish my mileage, come home, fix some food, sit down...I want to cry because my feet hurt so bad! But then, I think about the years of abuse I personally have inflicted in my body. I am hoofing it with enthusiasm and vigor, for 3-5 miles 5 times each week, I am still overweight and my feet cry "NONONO." So, I treat my feet like I treat my soul...be kind, massage those achy parts. Heal & nurture. Make it well. Massage and prayer will heal this body-part. So GRATEFUL!

  
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STEVEN2GO2 4/21/2013 2:44PM

    My autistic step son taught me one valuable lesson in life, "DON'T GIVE UP!" So massage and pray and keep up the awesome work. Love the numbers going in the right ditrection for you ~ congrats. My legs are complaining but they are good complaints! They will look great in shorts when the weather warms up!

Your new spark friend,
Steven

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NHES220 4/17/2013 10:32AM

    Good for you and sorry about your poor feet. I have a question, are you wearing the right shoes? I have a problem with me feet when I do not wear the right shoes, especially across my arch and I have terrible pain. I am an overpronater and I have a fairly flat foot. I go to a specialty running store to get fitted for my shoes and they are great, if the shoes are not right, they will take them back and give you another pair. So I would suggest you check in the area where you live and see if you have a specialty store and also replace your shoes after 300 miles or so.
Good luck and keep up the great work!
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MCFITZ2 4/16/2013 11:19PM

    Do you have one of those foot massage foot baths. You put in water and pug them in and your tootsies get some tlc. They are working hard. Also you might need some new shoes. Keep moving. emoticon

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MARLEYK3 4/16/2013 10:22PM

    SOOOOO Grateful for a community of friends--you know who you are---who face the same struggles, aches and pains---but who guide, inspire and lift me up every step of the way. oxoxox So Blessed emoticon

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WHITNEYTEACHER 4/16/2013 10:00PM

    I'm so proud of you! I know only too well what it's like to keep going while trying to ignore the aching feet! If the "old guys" at the gym are noticing all your effort other people are too, they're just not commenting. Way to go! emoticon emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 4/16/2013 9:17PM

    What a lovely and moving post - I am right there with you - so much of the pain has been self-inflicted and you are RIGHT also that we NEED to treat ourselves with loving kindness.

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Dumb-Bunny!

Friday, March 29, 2013

So, I joined a gym. Having been a walker for 2 months now, I hopped on the beautiful indoor track and vigorously hoofed it for 2 miles! Woke up in middle of the night in PAIN! My achilles tendon was screaming! Hobbled around the next day and then called both my doctor and my daughter-doctor. Heard the advice and humbled by duaghter--"Mom, you are 60 Years Old and have NO business getting on the track without stretching!" Oh my, so right, but I had never thought of myself as an athelete who would need to stretch...but, I suppose I am now one of those....and I'd better take care, cause I'm not getting any sympathy! Much, much better today!

  
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STEVEN2GO2 4/21/2013 2:48PM

    A warm up would also help. A slow pace for the first few laps, A cool down too. And some stretching at the end to help those parts recover. If I do not stretch afterwards I hobble for a day or two also, no fun!

Steven

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WHITNEYTEACHER 3/29/2013 10:12PM

    Oh my, I do the same thing. I regularly walk 2+ miles and I've never stretched before starting out. I'm glad I read your blog today - thanks emoticon emoticon

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LESLIE2561 3/29/2013 9:51PM

    It's hard to admit that we aren't as young as we use to be. Glad you're feeling better.

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Growing!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A year ago, I said good bye to my old life and moved out on my own. I purchased a neglected cottage in a nice neighborhood. I spent the first 9 months lonely and feeling sorry for myself. With the new year, I (literally) shook myself back to life. I decided to treat myself right. SP was my first stop, unpacking and decorating second. The last 2 weekends, I have spent time gardening in my postage-stamp lot. I am optimistic that my yard will blossom just as my life!

I am so blessed! Thank you Spark Friends for all of your guidance, friendship and support! emoticon

  
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MARLEYK3 3/25/2013 9:30PM

    Thank you--I am so blessed to have a friend like you! emoticon

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WHITNEYTEACHER 3/25/2013 8:58PM

    You're doing great! It's good to have friends, even if they are online ones. The support and friendship we find on this site is amazing and indeed something to be thankful for.

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