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Here is my motivational tool

Friday, June 22, 2012

I finally got the pic to upload (I think) I hope you all like it.

  
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MICHELLE311106 6/30/2012 10:22PM

    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the compliments

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ELLE1277 6/30/2012 1:53AM

    That is so cute! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 6/23/2012 2:06AM

    That is so cool

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MICHELLE311106 6/22/2012 10:58PM

    Yes I made it. Thanks for the compliment

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NARNIAROSE2003 6/22/2012 8:04PM

    Where did you get that? Did you make it? I need one, too! So cool!

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on my way again????

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Well so far so good. The migraines are at bay for right now. I appreciate all the good thoughts and prayers that have gone out on my behalf. I don't know what I would do if it wasn't for my spark family.
I haven't been on as much as I want to lately because it's summer and I am trying to be as active as I can be. It's time to get the scale moving down again. I try to get in 2 miles a day but that's murder on my body. I look at it this way "No pain no gain" as the old saying goes. It is kind of nice to be able to get out and do things again but this heat is killer.
My support system has dwindled down to myself and my spark friends but that is ok with me. If I can't do this on my own, I don't think my weight loss will last anyway. I do log my steps everyday on the fitness tracker so that is going well. I have slipped on logging my food daily which I have to remedy so I will have another visual aid to help me along the way.
I have slacked on my spark groups as well and to all my spark friends reading this I am sorry and will try to remedy that. I will try to get back with everyone this evening.
I read Indy girls blogs and she motivated me greatly so emoticon emoticon to her for the motivation. Also in my spare time I have stitched a visual motivation out of plastic canvas so as soon as I can get it uploaded I will post it.
Well I'm off to get in some excercise for today so have a great day everyone

  
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MARTHASPARKS 6/21/2012 8:32PM

    Feel better Michelle!

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NWLIFESRC 6/21/2012 1:39PM

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losing track and motivation

Friday, March 16, 2012

Well it's been 10 days since my last blog. Let me start off with things aren't going well. I've been battling another migraine for many days now and am losing track of myself and the days. My decision making skills go in the toilet when I have a migraine. I haven't been logging food because I know I am not eating enough calories along with the other necessary nutrients. My nausea and head thumping is almost more than I can bare but I am determined not to go and lay in a hospital bed for 6 days just to get rid of it.
To be perfectly honest, my calories are almost non existent. I am drinking plenty of water and unsweetened instant iced tea with splenda in it. I know this is not the right way to lose weight and to be honest I never drop a pound in starvation mode. I am taking my zofran for nausea but it's not working like I think it should. I haven't weighed in lately because I've probably packed on a few pounds since my body is storing every calorie it can get it's hands on (so to speak). When this migraine decided to go away I will weigh in and get right back on track.
Take care my friends

  
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_MOBII_ 6/20/2012 11:05PM

    Its definitely hard to be motivated when you are in pain, and even harder to eat with migraines! Hopefully they will go away soon so you can get to feeling better.

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LINOVER 3/17/2012 6:00PM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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MARTHASPARKS 3/16/2012 10:15PM

    Oh, Michelle, take care of yourself and feel better.

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MICHELLE311106 3/16/2012 9:27PM

    thanks ladies

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ROSIEB1213 3/16/2012 8:10PM

  I hope you feel better soon. Focus on what you need right now to get you there. It's a journey, good days and bad. Just don't give up..When you're better, your motivation will come back.

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RACHEL-SPARKS 3/16/2012 7:41PM

    Take care of yourself .

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Honking my own horn

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

This morning I weighed in at 268 so that means I have lost 20 pounds since the beginning of the year. I can honestly say that I am proud of myself since I have had a couple of set backs this year already and since the older I get the harder it is to get the weight off.
Marthasparks gave me some good advice and I have not taken it lightly. I prepare my plate and set down to eat with the kids. When I finish my plate and the kids are still eating I add an additional portion to the food tracker now to see if I can have it and it also gives me enough time to determine if I am full. If I am still unsure whether or not I am full I now drink a full glass of water. Even if I wasn't quite full, putting the additional water in my stomach I am full now. A giant thank you goes out to Marthasparks.
Now my next goal is to log all my food daily again. I'm not sure as to why I have gotten away from that but I know that it's not a good thing to miss doing that. The food tracker really keeps me in check.
One last item before I stop boring everyone to tears, THANK YOU TO ALL MY SPARK FAMILY, YOU ARE MY SUPPORT SYSTEM. WITHOUT YOU ALL I WOULD BE DOING THIS ALONE!

Have a great day everyone and remember sometimes you have to honk your own horn because if you don't no one will know you're coming

  
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MICHELLE311106 3/7/2012 11:40AM

    Thank you so much Martha

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MARTHASPARKS 3/6/2012 10:24PM

    We love you and we want you to succeed! I can give you advice any time you want but it's your willingness to listen and then do the hard work is what has taken off 20 pounds! I am so proud of you!

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SPARKLYEYES71 3/6/2012 7:24PM

    Great strategies! I love that they're working for you! emoticon

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MICHELLE311106 3/6/2012 7:23PM

    The baby belongs to my upstairs neighbor. She is raising this little girl and her 1 year old son with a man who doesn't know what they're doing. They are at my apartment daily and I try to help her as much as I can. Her name is Ava and her brothers name is Tyler. They keep me on my toes. Thanks for the congratulations I greatly appreciate it

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DFROMTX 3/6/2012 5:45PM

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You deserve to honk your own horn!! Keep up the good work!

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RENIESSPARKIN 3/6/2012 5:16PM

    Wow! Michelle, I'm jealous of the 20 lbs lost. I'm going backwards. I'm going to try that little trick with logging my food, drinking a glass of water, and THEN see if I'm still hungry. Another thing I noticed I'm doing is taking really big bites of my food. I know better. You've provided incentive for me.

Now tell me about the baby in the picture.

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Renie,
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MICHELLE311106 3/6/2012 1:59PM

    Thank you very much

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LADYJ6942 3/6/2012 9:10AM

    Rock on!!! Baby steps can lead to big changes, keep up the good work!

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81MSMITH1 3/6/2012 8:42AM

    Congratulations. 20 lbs. is amazing.

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On the right track again sort of

Friday, March 02, 2012

Well it's been a week and one day since my release from the hospital. So far no headaches but am plagued by strange symptoms daily. They range from my daughters cat waking me up and feeling my entire left side tingling to a creeping feeling sweep across my head and the vision jumping issue.
I have managed to lose 3 more pounds but I fear that they will be regained. My calorie intake is definitely not in the ranges they are supposed to be in. I attribute that to the constant nausea that I have. I did slip up and splurge on KFC one night. My neighbors bought it for dinner for both of our families. I ate 3 pieces of original recipe chicken. I was so ashamed for eating that many but I did measure the baked beans and mashed potatoes and gravy. I used 1 TBSP of gravy for 1/2 cup of potatoes. I had only put one breast on my plate with the sides but when I was finished I had gone back for 2 more pieces. I went over on my calories for that day. I luckily didn't gain any weight from that night. I promised myself that I wouldn't ever do that again. I also learned that my friends meant well but are enablers as well.
I have been doing chair exercises to regain my strength and it does seem to be working. I feel stronger every day. I am grateful for Sparkpeople for having them on the site.
As far as food choices, I measure diligently and weigh my food, my problem is getting the essential calories to make weight loss permenant so I believe that I am going to have to ask the Dr. for something to control the nausea.
3 pounds since my last post isn't bad so if I can continue to lose 1-3 pounds a week I should start seeing some results soon.
take care everyone

  
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MICHELLE311106 3/3/2012 8:07PM

    Thanks ladies for your support. I greatly appreciate it.

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CAROLIAN 3/3/2012 3:06PM

    Hope you get over these feelings don't beat yourself up about the kfc better to eat anything than nothing at all you can make a bigger effort when your feeling less nauseas Hope you feel better soon emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 3/3/2012 10:33AM

    You can do this. Next time you still want that extra chicken, put it in the tracker first. That will help you have time to realize you're full and if you do have the calories, no harm or foul (except the sodium ang fat overload...)!

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MICHELLE311106 3/2/2012 11:25AM

    Thank you but it's easier said than done. I'm watching very closely now. I can fit back into my size 22 pants which I am thanking GOD for giving me the strength to lose this weight.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/2/2012 6:09AM

    I hope you get to feeling better. Don't beat yourself up about going off the wagon. Just pick yourself up and get back on the wagon.

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