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Throwdown

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm currently on a program where sugar is very limited. It's not that I could not have something, but if I ate "x", then I would prob blow my day's sugar allotment with just a nibble.
Yesterday was that day when I was working later than normal, and I wanted that piece of "x".
X called to me. X was singing a song to me in my head. Why don't brussel sprouts serenade you? There must be a reason for that.

I was able to beat that craving down. How did I do it? I don't really know. In that moment, though, I was stronger than "x." Yippee! I felt rewarded that I avoided it when I was one more pound down this morning. (2 days ago I was up a half pound).

Two more LONG days ahead of me: today and tomorrow. I woke up at 4am. Hubby's temporary hours are really screwing with my sleeping schedule. I think I will leave around 8 tonight and the same or longer tomorrow. I threw some extra chicken in my lunch bag today. It will help me to beat down the next craving. I'll be ready for the next throwdown. ;)

  
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PARKERB2 5/28/2010 9:12AM

    X didn't win with you.

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YESITSDEB 5/27/2010 3:45PM

    Well Done! emoticon

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CHERKYLE 5/27/2010 2:41PM

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SHANNONK1222 5/27/2010 10:07AM

    awesome!!! I said no to birthday cake today and it felt awesome! Makes it that much easier to say "no" the next time :)

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PLAYBLUES22 5/27/2010 9:38AM

    Good for you. Stay strong emoticon

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JOKNOWS 5/27/2010 9:31AM

    LOL -- I miss that brussel sprouts song too. Good for you in winning the showdown!! emoticon emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 5/27/2010 8:47AM

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AIMEEM77 5/27/2010 8:27AM

    LOL...glad to hear Im not the only one who has food actually talk to them! I too swear I can hear it calling my name at times. And bussel sprouts-serenade? LMAO-Too funny!

Good for you coming out on top in the throwdown!

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LOOZINITNOW 5/27/2010 8:25AM

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POOKAQUEEN 5/27/2010 8:15AM

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Awesome job! I've been listening for the vegetable song too, but it never comes. I keep hearing the chips loud and clear though. Must...resist...siren...song!
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Dang typos, I gotta look before I post.

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DOBSONSM 5/27/2010 8:08AM

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Building Patience...one traffic jam at a time

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sat in an hour's worth of traffic today, on top of my normal commute, thanks to a disabled truck. It was good for me. I have been rushing around like a zombie lately. Not having time to stop and smell the roses. It's going to be a scorcher later, but now, it was a beautiful sunny morning. It was a crawl for 10 miles that usually takes 20 mins, but took 60. On the next leg, I came acorss a cop car pulled to the side of the road. Not sure what he was inspecting, stickers, seat belts, or cell phones, maybe all of the above. He did not look too much in the mood for smiling though, even though I did.

My commute was not without eruption. I have a short temper and a Jersey attitude. You know what I am talking about. I was in the last 10 mins, when I blew a fuse, but reined it back in pretty quickly. Still, it was a slow start of an otherwise successful morning.

Did my morning routine, and still had time to make/eat breakfast and complete some jewelry.
I need to put a little fire under my butt to get rolling today. I have a long to do list on my desk, and a looming deadline. So much for smelling the roses. Maybe on my way in tomorrow. :)

  
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AXISLADY 6/3/2010 9:51AM

    Hubby tells me I have a short fuse. Bless his heart....he doesn't get excited...he just smiles and waits!

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JOKNOWS 5/27/2010 9:34AM

    You're my hero -- I have absolutely ZERO patience in traffic. Good for you holding it together through a rough commute! emoticon

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IBLISA44 5/26/2010 9:14PM

    I had one of those short fuse days today also. My poor crew wasn't sure who I was. I found myself a quiet spot and took 5 minutes to breathe and regroup. Tomorrow will be a better day! emoticon emoticon

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DONNAEDA 5/26/2010 9:13AM

    Summer heat will bring on short fuses, but if you are not in control of the situation, then control your reaction to it. Congratulations on taking time to smell the roses (or gas fumes) where ever you are.

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LCARULLA 5/26/2010 9:01AM

    I do feel great when I make a "bad" situation turn to my favor, like you just did....
awesome

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KBCBRETIRE 5/26/2010 8:53AM

  Not having patience is my biggest downfall also - whether it's about becoming healthier, slow drivers, slow shoppers, slow anything. God grant me patience - and I want it right now!

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I AM.....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

... my own positive role model.

... walking for the fun of it.

...stepping out of my comfort zone.

...handling social situations confidently.

...dressing like I care what I look like.

...enjoying the person I am becoming.

...tracking my food, and drinking my water.

...living with purpose.

...not afraid to make mistakes.

...happy to be here.

...grateful for my life.

...SPARKING!

  
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PEGGO45 5/25/2010 4:32PM

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YESITSDEB 5/25/2010 12:27PM

    Fabulous! emoticon

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MEL_UNRAU 5/25/2010 11:13AM

    Wonderful! You have such a good attitude! You are going to be so successful!!!

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SHANNONK1222 5/25/2010 11:03AM

    awesome attitude! send some this way...

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MONKEYSGETFIT34 5/25/2010 10:06AM

    love it and might borrow ur words when i need some inspiration. ur a great role model keep it up.

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LOOZINITNOW 5/25/2010 10:02AM

    Nice blog!

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IBLISA44 5/25/2010 9:54AM

    emoticon I like it!

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IBLISA44 5/25/2010 9:53AM

    emoticon I like it!

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AMBITION14 5/25/2010 9:41AM

    great attitude emoticon

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DONNAEDA 5/25/2010 9:33AM

    Awesome. I am ..............with you all the way

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/25/2010 9:20AM

    Nice Blog! Keep up the great job!

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MSCHELLE0370 5/25/2010 9:20AM

    Like your blog. I think I should follow your example any see what I AM. Thanks for the inspiration! Keep on Sparking.!

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JOJO_850 5/25/2010 9:13AM

    This is definately something to live by!

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TINARENA2 5/25/2010 9:11AM

    Love it!! Thanks for being an inspiration this morning!! emoticon

Have a great day!!
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Minor adjustments

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My M.O. at night (a danger eating zone), has lately been - watch a little tv, and go read, make jewelry or go on the computer. Directions to self: do not sit in the living room and veg. What did I do last night? You got it, sat in the room and vegged. Unfortunately, vegging does not equal eating veggies. I had a snack attack and overindulged in carbs. I was up .8 lbs this a.m. --- i need to stay in strict adherence to make a good difference, and I have been doing it.

I am so proud of myself for making my U-turn now, a day later rather than months later, which I have also done before. Life is a learning curve, and now that I am fully engaged, I am throwing myself my own lifeline, instead of throwing in the towel. I am making wondrous progress, and I like the me I see emerging.

I got my hair cut --- more like chopped -- last night. I don't remember when I had it this short - maybe 8th grade. I love it. it is short and flippy. I look much more put together. I am coming into my own again. I love me, and finally, finally, finally, it is starting to show.

WOOT WOOT!

  
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JOKNOWS 5/25/2010 1:14PM

    emoticonon getting to THERE. It's a great feeling and it will keep you motivated to keep up the good work. Love the quote about life being a learning curve. Good luck on more learning and more growing. emoticon

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AIMEEM77 5/25/2010 8:34AM

    Good for you...that's when success comes-when you love yourself enought to do right by you! My next weight loss reward is a haircut and I'm looking for inspiration for a new do...can we see some pics of the new do?

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NEWME162 5/25/2010 8:14AM

    Way to keep on track! Breaking habits is the hardest part! Good job!

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POOKAQUEEN 5/25/2010 8:11AM

    Great job! That's a hard part to change, and youre doing it wonderfully! Excellent work!

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Some huffing, less puffing

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thought the building hours would be changing today, so I thought I would have to climb the "monster hill" instead of entering on the lower level and grabbing the elevator. Only the upper door is keyed and getting there requires walking up the big hill. I started halfway to the door and realized that it was up to me to meet the monster this morning. Up I climbed. Step by step. I was carrying 3 bags. Whew! I made it. Some days I used to park it outside on the short wall, pretending I wanted to enjoy nature before I went inside to my office. I used to use that time to catch my breath. I would suck wind, big time. Much to my surprise, this morning, not so much. It was not a little breeze, getting up the hill, but I did not sound like a wheezing train. I've lost 12 pounds since I started sparking (the bulk of it in the last week), and I actually felt good this morning.

There is actually light at the end of the tunnel, and I am getting closer and closer. I've lost that overwhelming feeling that my life is out of control and I am helpless to stop the spiral. Instead, I feel in step with the universe, and my life is fine as it is, and so am I. My reasons for losing are become more centralized and centered around me. I just want to feel good, look good and do the things I want to do. What could be better than that?!!!!

Building hours change in a week. Still, I am going to pretend they are switched now, so I can meet my monster again in the morning.

  
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KOBER9999 5/24/2010 3:03PM

    You are doing such an amazing job! Taking the steps (no pun intended) you are taking will help you maintain this lifestyle change - FOR LIFE!
Good For You - NO... GREAT FOR YOU!
Spark On!
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DJS-DEBBIE 5/24/2010 10:21AM

    That is great! I use the building stairs during the day but usually take the elevator at the beginning and end because I am carrying so much with me! I am working on that...

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MUGGLE_MOM 5/24/2010 9:57AM

    I am so impressed! Keep Rockin' it!!!!!!
Great job on the fabulous loss too!!!!

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ADIPOSEROSE 5/24/2010 9:21AM

    You go, girl!! emoticon emoticon -- you're OUTTA HERE!!

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MEL_UNRAU 5/24/2010 8:40AM

    YEA!!!! THAT'S MY GIRL!!!! WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!!

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PLAYBLUES22 5/24/2010 8:12AM

    Very good job on that monster hill that you attack each day, can't wait to hear the ending, reminds me of a TV show emoticon emoticon

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