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Friday, November 01, 2013

this is an area that I struggle with the most. I am a food addict. I admit it. I love the taste of food and it is very hard for me to tell myself that one helping is enough and to make that one helping what it is suppose to be. Most of my family members are overweight as well. One problem that I have is that my family associates spending time with each other with food. On my days off my dad likes to go out for breakfast or lunch. Of course the restaraunt we go to has awesome food and really huge portions. Then before you know it , lunch is here and then supper. It is just very hard. But I did good yesterday and I said that I can not continue to eat all the time. When I am full , I need to leave it at that and not go putting more into my body just because it is lunch time now or family time. I can say no to food and if i am going to lose weight that is what I am going to have to do. I am a long way from getting it right , but I am headed in the right direction and know what I need to do.

  
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ULTREYA3211 11/1/2013 1:17PM

    emoticon You are learning the steps. I sometimes ask for a take out box with my meal. Lots of the large portions make great lunches or dinner. emoticon

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GIRLONTHEGO2010 11/1/2013 7:30AM

    I understand... When I first started measuring exact portions I thought I was going to starve but since you are reading this post you can tell that I didn't. It really is a constant battle but you and me are so worth it. emoticon emoticon

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Feeling really good

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I am feeling really good right now. I have had the past two days off and have spent them doing alot of things that i needed to do. Mowed my yard yesterday and got some weeding done today in my front flower beds. Swept and cleaned up the drive way and porch. Went to my dads and mowed part of his yard before it got too hot and he forbid me from doing any more lol.
Came home and fixed dinner and had all my boys and my parents to sit down and eat together. Usually i can eat quite a bit of food but today I was full after one helping. Happy to feel that way. Struggling a little now because I really would like something now but keep telling myself that I will regret it later. It is getting close to bed time so atleast I will be going to sleep soon and forget about wanting something else to eat. . It is back to work for me tomorrow. Needing to schedule some vacation time. It was great spending time with all my family and having all the boys here.

  
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DEEEBEE 6/13/2013 12:02AM

    It's a good feeling to get everything done the way you want it to be, and you seem to be getting along better with less food. So good!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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CYBERCITYSHELL 6/12/2013 10:51PM

    You have been really busy and that will have helped burn some calories. That is good that you were full after your one helping. Good on you for reminding yourself that you will regret it later. I think self talk helps alot. Because we are the ones who living in our body and we know what is best for us. By using self talk we can keep reminding ourselves what we need to do or not do. Keep up the great work emoticon emoticon

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Strength training.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Decided to work on the arms today so kid 3 set of 10 tricep kickbacks. 3 sets of 10 tricep extensions, 2 sets of 10 standing bicep curls and then 3 sets of 10 side lateral raises. It's a start. Worked on those things that have been bothering me today. Some I have answers for and others I am still trying to work out but not as overwhelmed as I was earlier today. Figured out that I should never eat out any more. lol Even when you think that something will be good for you , by the time you eat the super sized portion that they give you and then log it, you have already eaten today and part of tomorrows aloud limit. I really have to watch what I am eating and how much. Portion control is a hard one to change but I have to make it happen. Thinking about just doing the WW meals for a while because atleast I know exactly what my portion size is and when it is gone, it is gone. No more.

Well, feeling pretty tired. Wish my youngest would make it home so I could sleep peacefully knowing he is home. As a mother I guess i worry to much. I guess it is just in my nature to do so. Hope my kids don't get that habit from me. :) Have a great night all!

  
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COOP9002 5/23/2013 10:17AM

    Hope you were able to get some rest.

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JESSERMOVICK 5/23/2013 9:13AM

    I worry about mine and she's only 9. From the time she gets on the bus until she gets back off the thing. I even "wander" through the house after her bedtime. I think the DH is aware I do it just to check on the kid. It is a mom thing. Portion sizes for me are difficult, but if I have managed to cut portions a little. If I can do it, ANYONE can. (I am that horrible at eating). emoticon

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DEEEBEE 5/22/2013 11:52PM

    Yes! We moms worry...and then we feel guilty. It's all part of being a mom.

You and I are about at the same stage. I'm trying hard to watch portion sizes and I've just started going back to the gym. I was there today doing some of those same exercises as you.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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Stressed.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I am really stressed today but so far I have been able to control myself and keep things under control and not head for food. I am going to take each item that I am stressed about and deal with them separately. I have a hard time dealing with them when it feels like they are all coming at me at once. So gonna take each one , deal with it and then move on to the next one. Then I am going to get some physical activity in. I have not decided yet if it will be walking around town or if I am going to put in a video and go with it. But I will do one or the other for sure and post it. Not going to let this day get by with out doing something to better myself. Each day will be a challenge but If i keep moving forward it will get easier i am sure. I will continue tracking to help keep myself accountable!

  
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COOP9002 5/27/2013 11:17AM

    Love the attitude. Looks like you've got a handle on this stuff.

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STRONGERLEANER 5/23/2013 1:09PM

    Great attitude!

A plan to tackle obstacles and treating yourself well!
Wonderful plan!
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JILLYMAUI 5/23/2013 11:48AM

    HOpe it turns into a good day for you afterall ! emoticon

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DEEEBEE 5/23/2013 12:33AM

    I read your later blog first, so reading this now makes me feel like I can predict the future. You will have a pretty good day!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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LJBKENT 5/22/2013 4:17PM

    Sounds like a good approach to dealing with a stressful day. We are all behind you and cheering you on.

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A really good day!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Today has been a really good day. I had to work until 3:00 but was able to come home and get the yard mowed before in weather hit us. All cleaned up now and reflecting on my day. Recently have made it a point to every day make a point to do something nice for someone else. That might be sending a email to someone that needs it, or opening doors for someone , or maybe just even smiling at someone that looks like they could use a smile. I know myself well enough that when I make someone else happy , that is what makes me happy. And it will keep me on a positive note all the time as well. Today I also read some articles on setting goals. Setting goals with out deadlines are just wishes. You can wish it was sunny or you can wish you had more money or you can wish on a lot of things. But goals have to be more than wishes. You have to set a goal, set guidelines for that goal , set goals for making those girls and then equally importantly seeing yourself achieving that goal. So right now I am going to start with small goals because if i don't I will set myself up to fail and I don't want to think that way any more. So my goal is to come home everyday and go walking before doing any thing else. Every day I want to get at least 1 hour of exercise in . As I meet that daily goal and get comfortable in achieving that then I will set some longer range goals. But right now it is short and sweet. I believe two weeks is enough to get myself in a routine before adding to it. So here is to today and my hour of lawn mowing. I made Jumbalaya from the Sparkpeople cook book last night so I am going to warm that up for dinner , do a little laundry and then call it a night.

Until next time! emoticon
Candie

  
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COOP9002 5/20/2013 9:56AM

    Nice job on setting your gols and getting so much accomplished. Blessings upon you and yours throughout the rest of your week.

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JESSERMOVICK 5/20/2013 9:29AM

    Way to go setting small goals for yourself! Once you accomplish that, you will feel great about yourself and be on your way to your next step! emoticon

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MCANDIES 5/19/2013 10:44PM

    Mine too but i think it is because i never gave myself the deadline or if i did it was so unrealistic that I never stuck to it. So here is to trying something new and making it work!


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BIGDADDYNMO 5/19/2013 10:40PM

    Man, I can definitely relate this! Setting goals has always been one ofmy biggest challenges....

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