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Esther Williams

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I bought a speedo swim cap tonight! I'm going on vacay next week and I am planning on swimming! HA!!!!!!! I can't believe I did this --- I am so amazed with myself. I am planning to wear a bathing suit in public and GO SWIMMING, and I can't wait!!! ha ha ha

I LOVE IT!

  
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LOOZINITNOW 4/22/2010 9:22AM

    Strut your stuff and walk proud! You deserve it! emoticon

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JOKNOWS 4/22/2010 7:57AM

    emoticonGood Job. Have a great time on your vacation. emoticon

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RIPPEDPAUL1 4/22/2010 7:26AM

    I can't wait till I see you post you've joined a syncronized swimming team

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AIMEEM77 4/22/2010 12:59AM

    Good for you...no fear! I never did stop wearing mine!

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MUGGLE_MOM 4/21/2010 9:59PM

    You are too cool!!! You go Girl!!!

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Another Phase

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I went to the bank (about a half mile from my office) and I was remembering there was more than one day where I planned to come in late so I could park at the bank to be there when it opened. The same bank I walk to. I actually had a "good" excuse, I was not very mobile after pulled my hamstring. Be that as it may, it is nice to know there is progress when you make an effort.

I was chatting with a colleague about his teenage daughters this morning, and we talked about how they go through phases. That made me think about how I go through phases too. Right now, I am trying to turn myself into having a healthy phase, one where I walk frequently, take stairs instead of elevator and eat processed things less often. I'm really starting to dial up the fitness because when I have had success before, it most often came from this area. Also, less cake helps. The key will be turning it into something longer lasting, but that will come in time as I do more and more positive steps for myself.

I had a good walk and I am happy with myself today. :)

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REDWITCH78 4/20/2010 11:09PM

    Great attitude and awesome effort!

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JOKNOWS 4/20/2010 3:23PM

    emoticonYou are doing so well. Realizing baby steps add up. Pretty soon, the walking and other things will just be routine where you want even think about it, just do it. emoticon emoticon

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YESITSDEB 4/20/2010 3:06PM

    I see this as a lifelong phase for you! Keep up the great choices. emoticon emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 4/20/2010 11:15AM

    emoticon emoticon So happy for you! I too am working on turning what is usually a "phase" of living healthy into a lifetime of it...one step at a time.

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Imperfect Plans

Monday, April 19, 2010

I like everything all sewed up. That is just my nature. I like things to either be perfect, or to not be at all. That thinking has not done so well for me in the past. I realized (last night) that I can have imperfect plans. Things don't have to be just so, or perfect to be fine. Sometimes I get paralyzed into thinking things are not good enough and I get stuck in not being able to improve them so I give up. It's weird even as I talk about it, but I am also realizing things can be different.

Here's my improved baby step.

I wrote down what I was having for bfast and lunch today. This morning oatmeal and I took my vitamins. Check. I followed through. I wrote down: bagel thin, Cottage cheese, string cheese, banana, pudding and water. Made another note that my water bottle was in the fridge. I do tend to remember things better when I write them down.

Genius! I packed my lunch this morning, according to plan and ate the oatmeal. I stayed on track with my commute time, (leave at 6:30am) and made notes for my work day also.

The imperfect part for me is that I have always thought that I "SHOULD" have my meals mapped out at least a week in advance,.....and have never done it. This is much more manageable for me. I can do this. It actually felt really good to get this done and do it well. WOO HOO!!!! Mission accomplished! emoticon

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 4/20/2010 4:44AM

    Lots of us are having similar thoughts today. I just wrote on someone else's how I have this need to be perfect all the time, which leads to procrastination trying to figure out how to be perfect, and then finally imperfection as I rush to get it done. I just read another one about the collision of intention vs. reality. I think your baby step is a great one!

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DTCELLO 4/19/2010 12:50PM

    Your blog is so encouraging, because so many of us struggle with accepting life the way it is, which is, of course NOT perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 4/19/2010 10:44AM

    Your not alone in the all or nothing; I have let that get to me when it comes to food for as long as I can remember. The planning your food can be a tremendous help. I post a dinner menu on the fridge for the week and every morning log my days food on my Spark tracker so that I know exactly my calorie and nutritional ranges for the day. For me it takes the guess work out or trying to play catch up on in the evenings to finish food and has been my key to the transformation to a healthy lifestyle with food.

Your doing SO well and have so much to be pleased with and now, you can add your baby step!!!

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JOKNOWS 4/19/2010 9:49AM

    Great for you, giving yourself some leeway and wiggle room and for taking baby steps to reach your goals. I don't have the perfectionist mindset, but I can see how it could be limiting. It's good to see that you are accepting yourself, flaws and all, and working toward being the best you that you can be. emoticon emoticon

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DONNAEDA 4/19/2010 9:33AM

    perfection got us all in the mess we are in today, we have to change our attitude and way of thinking that we are not perfect and there will be times that we will mess up but we don't beat ourselves up over it and we just take the next step and get over it. Easily said but harder to do. Congratulations you have done it.

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BLESSED2BEME 4/19/2010 8:34AM

    emoticon I think the exact same way and my need for it to be "all or nothing" has gotten me nowhere. I've really learned over the last couple of months how to do just what you are doing. That is awesome for you!

It is so easy to fall back into the need for perfection. Remember your baby steps!
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Just took a walk

Friday, April 16, 2010

Had some orders to drop off at two different offices. Frequently, I would send my staff out for this purpose. Not today! I did it myself and enjoyed a good stretch of my legs while completely these little errands! It is good to get out in the fresh air too. I'm not up to 10,000 steps yet today, but I am a heck of a lot closer than I was 15 mins ago. Woo hoo!

  
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JESSBOND 4/17/2010 1:06PM

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JOKNOWS 4/17/2010 5:13AM

    Great attitude -- reminds me of something my mom used to say when we would take a road trip and we kids were bugging her about are we there yet. She would just say, "No, we're not there yet, but we're closer than we have been." Keep up the good work. emoticon

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KIYOSHI04 4/16/2010 10:39PM

    great job, you! every step adds up to big results.

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KOBER9999 4/16/2010 7:12PM

    Gotta love those life-style changes!
Keep up the great job!

One step at a time!
I crack me up!
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DJS-DEBBIE 4/16/2010 7:02PM

    Way to go - that's great!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/16/2010 6:39PM

    That is awesome! emoticon emoticon I think it feels so good to walk somewhere!

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MEL_UNRAU 4/16/2010 6:39PM

    YEA!!!! that's totally how this gets DONE!!!!

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TGIF!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Whew!!!!

Been a busy week but have had lots of opportunities to shine. I am very good at playing the mentor role at work --- and I am doing it all very well right now.

I have one more super busy week after this one, and then vacay for a week.

I am keeping myself on track with walking at least 5k steps a day. Once the pollen counts reduces in the next couple of days, I'll re-up my ante to 10k, and try to make up for my "lost" steps this week.

I am handling going to be a smidge earlier and getting up a smidgen earlier better - at least I could do it last night.

The house looks FAR from perfect, but good enough for a couple of delivery guys to drop the new tv and stand and pickup the old stuff. Tonight I can make a few more adjustments before the FIOS guy comes Sat morning, and it will be good enough.

I did let my husband do the lion's share of the stuff this week in terms of prepping for the FIOS guy. I really had to work to let that "all" go but once I did, it made it better for both of us. I had to recognize that I could not be in both places at once. I'm being up front that that yesterday and today and Thurs-Fri next week are days where I will potentially get home late. I was glad I had a lean cuisine in the freezer last night. It took the guesswork out of what I was going to have. :)

Looking forward to another great day! I'm drinking all of my water, not eating in the car, and walking at least 5k.

Woo hoo for Friday!!!

  
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JEN_BACK2BASICS 4/16/2010 1:21PM

    That's awesome!! Keep it up!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/16/2010 10:10AM

    Enjoy your weekend! emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 4/16/2010 9:40AM

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DONNAEDA 4/16/2010 8:59AM

    you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SLPUCKETT 4/16/2010 7:29AM

    Fantastic! Keep up the good work!
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