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I am on a high

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I am so thankful for where I am today. You may never know the feelings I have inside. But I hope this will help you understand.....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PadlIfya2o

God's Love for us is so much more than our mistakes, He loves us as we are and not as we should be.

  
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BEEJAY49 4/15/2013 5:33AM

    Thank you for sharing that! Yes, He loves us as we are and knows we will stumble and possibly fall, but He'll be there to help us up and back on our way again! Love you! HUGS!

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3 Months of Sparking!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

3 Months! Whoo Hoo!

I can’t believe what all I have gained (or lost) during the last three months. I reviewed my Blog entries. And I found my first one very comical! It went like this:

January 19th
What I really need to talk about this new food (What did they call it?) Oh yeah, FRUIT! If it isn't an apple, orange or strawberry I don't know it. I don't know how to prepare it. I don't know how to cook it, (does it need to be cooked?). What does it taste like and how would I use it in a meal or snack?
While looking over some flavored water (can't picture me drinking that plain stuff), I saw some weird yet cool combinations; BluePom (I guess some one colored their dog and bottled the shampoo water?!), there was a strawberry kiwi (how did they catch that little bird like thing from New Zealand and put it in a bottle?), the list goes on. I am not making this up. I truly don't know what some of these are! My 22 year old daughter laughed at me and corrected the dog and bird theory, so you don't have to worry about me trying to make these flavors at home! But then I took this new information to my local grocery store. I saw what a pom thing is, but what in the world would I do with it? How do I get in it? What could I use it for? And a kiwi, well, it looks like the egg of a kiwi bird! Do you eat that thing?
Well, I learned a lot about eating different foods, better foods instead of the snacks and the high caloric meals. Gone is the fried chicken! In with the baked chicken! Gone are the mashed potatoes with gobs of butter and gravy! In with the whole grain couscous! Gone are the white chocolate Reeses cups! In with the apple slices! And you know what? I don’t miss them!

In January, my day consisted of watching TV and sleeping. I was overweight, over fed, under worked. My extent of exercise was limited to my walks around Wal-Mart while shopping and taking groceries up two flights of stairs! Now I walk 3-4 miles several times a week! Just to walk!

But some of my biggest accomplishments are seen in the day to day tracking……..

Since January I have walked 48.5 miles! I have averaged 16.19 miles each week!

In January my measurements were:
Weight 258
Waist 46”
Hips 52.5”
Thigh 31"
Stress level was (4)
Sleep quality (2)
Energy Level (2)

Today My measurements are:
Weight 233.6
Hips are 49”
Waist 40”
Thigh 30.5
Stress (2)
Sleep quality (4)
Energy level (4)

Wow! Great progress!

I also noted that I have completed 4 challenges:
Tame your Sweet Tooth
5k Your Way
Eat Up/Slim Down
Healthy Cooking

I have 47 Spark Friends. I have joined 13 Spark Teams. I have been given 58 Spark Goodies. I can’t count how many I gave, but I personally don’t think it is enough anyways!

I have received trophies for Consistency for Feb and Mar, 1,000 Fitness minutes for Feb and Mar., and 500 Spark points for Jan, Feb, and Mar. I have already reached 500 fitness minutes for April.

I have 3,777 fitness minutes total. I have 10,000+ putting me at Level 11!

My streaks show:
Log in 64 out of 71 days (90%)
Exercise 90 min/wk. 13 out of 13 weeks (100%)
8 glasses of water 80 out of 90 days (90%)
5 Fruits and veggies 57 out of 71 days (80%)

And I couldn’t begin to tell you how much I have grown mentally, emotionally, spiritually, motivationally, my commitment level, just all around me!

And all of this progress is because of all of my friends and fellow Sparkers! Who would have thunk it?!?!

So to emphasize the before me and my goal me:

Me at 250 pounds:



Me in another life at 165 pounds! (this is my goal!)





  
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NHES220 4/17/2013 10:44AM

    Wow, good for you and great progress! Keep up the great work. I like how you have outlined your rewards on your page by your weight loss goals. I want to get the fitbit bracelet too! It should be coming out soon.
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JANEMARIE77 4/15/2013 12:55PM

    wow what a great job you are doing it

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What an inspirational story! You are doing amazingly well!

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BARGAINSHPR 4/14/2013 10:48PM

    Thank you for sharing. You and your story are such an inspiration. Where did you find the information about your streaks? I would love to see what mine are?
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DAYHIKER 4/14/2013 6:06PM

    You're doing a terrific job!! emoticon You are a beautiful lady! emoticon
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MATSCHI 4/14/2013 5:15PM

    Love your blog! Very inspiring! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 4/14/2013 5:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon thank you for being such an sharing your journey to a better you with us. You are a great role model of change. emoticon emoticon

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ACHICKPEA 4/14/2013 4:44PM

    Wow! how inspiring.

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DONNA19711 4/14/2013 1:09PM

    Totally awesome. Great job, and keep up the good work
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TXTOAD9970 4/14/2013 11:48AM

    AWESOME PROGRESS! You are truly an inspiration to the rest of us sparkers! Keep up the great effort!
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GWTRIKER 4/14/2013 9:45AM

    emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing your story. Funny and serious at the same time.

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ELRIDDICK 4/14/2013 9:37AM

  Thanks for sharing

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3 months April 14

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I have been reviewing my progress for my anniversary of 3 months on Spark People tomorrow. Wait to see what I have been able to find out about myself!

  
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CBLENS 4/14/2013 4:30PM

    looking forward to it.

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JANEMARIE77 4/14/2013 7:15AM

    you are doing great learning so much becoming stronger can't you just feel It!!!!!!

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BEEJAY49 4/14/2013 6:07AM

    Happy 3 month Sparkiversary! HUGS!

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4/11/2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I am feeling blue. I don't know if it is the weather, my thyroid, my depression or have I burned myself out! I was notified of my surgery date to day, it will be on April 24. They were able to set it up after my 5K walk on April 21. Maybe what I am feeling is the "shut-down" I do when I am stressed. I am not sure. But I have learned that I must keep on the high road and seek out the rainbows, I will see this through, I have come so far already and have lost more than I thought would be possible with all my medical stuff. I will keep on! I will succeed. If it takes me longer than I feel it should I need to accept that it is ok. LITTLE PROGRESS IS BETTER THAN NO PROGRESS!

I can do it! I will do it! I will succeed!

  
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2HAMSDIET 4/12/2013 9:28AM

    Here are some extra rainbows for you Hugs 2Hams emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEEJAY49 4/12/2013 4:54AM

    You CAN and WILL do this! Hang in there, the shut down feeling happens to all of us now and then and it will pass! HUGS!

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4/10/2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It is great when people tell me I am an inspiration. I get kind of teary eyed, my breath hiccups and I giggle just a little. But me, being the type of mind that I am, had to look the word INSPIRE up and see in black and white what that really means and how that meaning could provide me with motivation to continue to be an inspiration!

inspire :
(transitive) To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.
(transitive) To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens or exalts; to communicate inspiration to.

Wow! That is a great word. I wonder if I am even worthy to referred to as inspiring? I am awed by this!

Thank you for telling me that I inspire you! It makes me feel....fulfilled! As if the trials I am encountering are significant in the grand scheme of life. It humbles me to think that God is using me for the good of others. There are times I feel almost guilty because I didn't see His hands on me until after it is over. And then you remind me to look toward God again and see His work in my life!

Thank you!

  
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    God knows who is special to do his work. I'm Thankful he choose you! emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 4/10/2013 11:55PM

    Yes you are worthy. God has great plans for all of us and all we have to do is show love. ( For God, ourselves and others.) so Yes you do inspire us to greatness. Thank you for sharing.

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SHARON10002 4/10/2013 11:30PM

    Congratulations! I'm sure that only inspires you to do more! emoticon

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