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Looking for Personal Trainer/Online Coach

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hello Sparkies!

I have been working (semi) hard and getting results. I had stronger success in the past (now 7 years gone by) where I saw very good results. I had a 3 pronged approach back then - me (I was an advocate for myself), my doctor, and my coach.
Together we whittled down my blood sugar, took off some pounds and I was a healthier version of me.

I am back to supporting myself in my goals, have a good doc in my corner, and now I am looking for that third piece. I am seeking a personal trainer, who can be an online coach from afar and I am hopeful a Sparkie will know someone or can recommend someone to me.

I'm looking for someone who can help push me along, knows what he/she is talking about, and be friendly but in a no nonsense tough love kind of way!
I want someone who is going to help me become a better me!

Thanks!!!!

Have a great day, sparkies!

  
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DIFROMWYOMING 5/27/2012 3:34PM

    Hope you get some good suggestions...I wish you all the best always!

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DOODIE59 5/24/2012 8:47AM

    Very good idea, Mickey -- I will be interested to hear how this works out. Best of luck in your search!
Deirdre

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The Big Swap

Sunday, May 13, 2012

If you hear excessively loud clapping, it is just me, patting myself on the back.

Hubby and I made bfast plans out at our favorite diner. I was jonesing for a breakfast burrito, which is just glorified egg mixture put in a tortilla and grilled a bit. I really thought this through. I thought about asking them to use my wheat tortilla to prepare it, but figured that might not fly with health dept code and all, so I did the next best thing.

When the dish arrived, I scooped it out of their tortilla and put it into mine, saving many extra cals and carbs. BRAVO SISTER! That is what I am talking about. I took the liberty of pre-warning hubby I had this up my sleeve so he would not freak out. It worked!

I won't pretend that my tortilla tasted better. I am sure it did not. BUT, what did TASTE BETTER was the taste of victory! I can have my burrito and eat it too! Sweetness! I almost did a victory lap around the diner. GO ME!

I am really happy with myself. I am wrapping my head around doing good things for myself = love, and I am worth it. WOO HOO!

Show your love, sparkies --what have you been doing for yourself lately?

  
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/24/2012 9:25AM

    That is just fantastic! I am so proud of you! AND, I'm glad you are not afraid to give yourself credit for when you make wise choices! YOU ROCK! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDAINALABAMA 5/22/2012 6:21PM

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/17/2012 2:40PM

    Good for YOU, Mickey! That's fantastic! I am so proud that you did that! emoticon

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 5/16/2012 10:13PM

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!

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PINKAMBER18 5/16/2012 8:04AM

    Nice job :)

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DOODIE59 5/14/2012 9:53PM

    Good job -- you make the choices you need to make for YOU. And you had fun anyway -- win/win.
Deirdre

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/14/2012 3:21PM

    Kudos! emoticon

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_KATHY 5/14/2012 11:31AM

    I can't help but smile when I read your blogs lately. Especially since it's early here and my eyes are not reading the words exactly right. I sorta skimmed the "warned hubby" part and "had this up my sleeve" part and my brain told me you warmed the tortilla up your sleeve LOL well, I had to go back and read that again. :) Have a great day Mar
Hugs
Kathy

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SARAWALKS 5/14/2012 8:16AM

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MUGGLE_MOM 5/14/2012 7:00AM

    You Go Girl!!!!
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That's the way to do it!!!!!
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MAVERICK59 5/14/2012 12:59AM

    You are such a delight!
Good for you!
I am glad you followed through with you plan.
Hugs,
Belinda

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Heck Yeah

Thursday, May 10, 2012

YEAH!

I got up 30 mins early and whipped out my new indoor peddler to get some bike time in., Um, I could not get it to open up right. What? Crimp in my style. I was pumped up, and then deflated. and then... I MOVED ON!

Wii!

This is just what it takes me to pull myself right back on the road. I am doing what I need to do to pull myself along, get my fitness in order, and my life falls in order. Got a little spark re-started, and now off to make some oatmeal for breakfast! Yes!!!!

Have a great day, sparkies!!!

  
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LINDAINALABAMA 5/22/2012 6:24PM

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ADIPOSEROSE 5/13/2012 8:06PM

    Wow!!! You are a bundle of enthusiasm!! Can you bottle some of that and send it to me, please?? I'm so proud of you, Mick!! emoticon Kick butt and take no prisoners!!

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_KATHY 5/12/2012 1:17PM

    You are absolutely right... Get your fitness in order and the rest falls in place. At least that is how it works for me. I love my peddler... I have ignored it lately. Thanks for the reminder to go with the flow, as always Mary

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 5/12/2012 12:56PM

    yaaaaa for plan B's

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COPEMA 5/10/2012 9:45PM

    Hi Mickey! (or is it Mary?)
Good job going right to plan B and not letting technical difficulties get in the way of a good AM workout! I love the Wii and don't use it nearly as much as I should. I love the boxing in the sports games. It's an awesome workout! emoticon
Hope you have a great Friday and weekend, too!
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SARAWALKS 5/10/2012 2:33PM

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SEATTLESIMS 5/10/2012 11:57AM

    great job! Have a great day!!

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DOODIE59 5/10/2012 9:53AM

    Way to go, Mickey -- your flexible mind is your friend. There's ALWAYS another way. That kind of positivity sets you up for a great day ahead. I am especially impressed because I know you are in the midst of a very hard time. Taking the time to do what's right for you despite your pain reflects your personal strength. Hugs:)
Deirdre

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SHAWFAN 5/10/2012 8:51AM

    Great for you!! emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/10/2012 8:39AM

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BRAVENEWGRL 5/10/2012 8:34AM

    Yeah you for not letting a little obstacle get in your way!

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MAVERICK59 5/10/2012 8:16AM

    Good Morning Mary!
I hope the rest of your day is good too!


Belinda

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MUGGLE_MOM 5/10/2012 7:46AM

    You Go Girl! That's the way to do it!!
So happy to see your SPARK returning!
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Reclaiming What is Mine

Monday, May 07, 2012

I dropped the ball. I gave it up for a while. i did not even bother to see where I might have put it. I lost my will to compete. I just plum gave up.

For those of you who know, you could let me off the hook, and let me off by saying it has been a tough couple of months, and indeed it has. I would not wish losing both parents within a few weeks of each other on anyone, not anyone except maybe my friend, Tom.

He's got a different perspective, and given the choice, he would probably do anything to have my perspective of losing the folks like I did. He lost his folks the same day. Freaked me out. The same freaking day. How do you get over that? I have no clue.

What I do know if that I am still here. and I still have my life to lead. It may not always be pretty. It may not always be easy, but I still have this gift called life, and I need to make sure that I do whatever it takes to keep mine moving forward.

Just go. Just keep moving. I am sure I am here for a purpose. I am not always sure what it is, but I have an inkling, and to that I acknowledge, that I am still here and I am going to get it done.

To my friend who have been wondering where I have been, or what was taking me so long to get over my pity party, my answer is I have been lurking. I may not be over the pity party just yet (truth be told) but I am improving and I am pulling myself out of my funk. I am far from being done. I am just not over it all yet, but I am over it burying me under layers of fat and despair. I am over it all.

It's nice to see you now that I am back on the journey of health and wellness.

  
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PATRISNA 5/10/2012 10:27AM

    I agree with all the comments. It is tough to lose one parent, and I'm so sorry to hear your lost both of yours. It takes time to grieve and you will always miss them. Don't feel bad about lurking I feel reading other blogs and just looking at friends pages can help your spirit.

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/8/2012 9:35AM

    You're not in a pity party at all- you're grieving. Grief is natural and a gift in its own way, because it gives you time to heal while acknowledging the special place your parents had in your life. It is its own process, its own journey, and you cannot hurry it. Stop for a moment and acknowledge where you are, and be at peace with that. We all love you Mar, and we'll be here when you need us. Even those of us grieving ourselves can't really walk this path with you, but we're here all the same. Hugs, Di

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_KATHY 5/8/2012 9:04AM

    I've missed you as do all of your friends here. And of course we understand. I'm happy to read you are finding your way through all that is involved with losing your parents. It takes time and frankly, your reality is changed permanently. Like any major change in ones life, you move on and find a new reality. It certainly can be a life for which your parents will be proud. I'm proud of you.
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Kathy

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MUGGLE_MOM 5/8/2012 8:21AM

    I am so glad that you are working your way back.
If there is anything I can do as a Spark Buddy or a friend to help you, please just let me know.
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MAVERICK59 5/8/2012 12:46AM

    Your world is still wobbling, and it will for a while.
You take your time, we will never let you get too far away from us.

Hugs,
Belinda

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DOODIE59 5/7/2012 11:27PM

    I am so glad you are not giving up, Mickey. You are a strong soul, but losing both parents so close together would be devastating for anybody, and I'm sure all your friends and family understand your struggle, and want the best for you.

You have spoken about the importance of living the life we've been given because it is such a gift ... and it IS that, a precious, sacred gift. Hold that life close, and when you have the energy ... honour it with joy:) But until then, mourn your lovely parents, be gentle with yourself and just let your heart heal. Big, big hugs to you.
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COPEMA 5/7/2012 8:59PM

    I'm so glad you're back and so very sorry to hear the reason why you were away. You have many friends here who love and care for you, sort of like an extended family. Glad you're back!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 5/7/2012 5:08PM

    Sorry to hear the news that you lost both of your parents. Lurking is a good thing as that meant you had not left us for good....glad your back and pray for your success.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 5/7/2012 4:44PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your parents. My fathers best friend and his wife died 7 days apart and left 2 teenagers. I felt so horrible for them. Take all the time you need to grieve and lurk. Perspective changes after such a difficult loss. Sending you much love and good energy. Hugs

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SARAWALKS 5/7/2012 4:31PM

    Very glad you are back. I'm so sorry to hear about your parents. Can't quite imagine it, truly...hard enough when it happens with years between as was my case.
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Find Your Joy

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

What makes you feel like bursting from excitement?

I saw an actress kickboxing on tv today and it reminded how much I freaking loved the boxing class I used to take.

It did not hurt that this particular actress (character Fi on Burn Notice) has super hot killer legs. I won't deny that caught my attention, but ti reminded me of the exhausted joy I felt after those classes.

I would frequently not keep up with the rest of class, but I did what I could - as much as I could - as often as I could.

Profound Joy wound with that feeling of accomplishment. Doing. Achieving. Living.

Right now, i am all about finding my joy.

Where do you find your inspiration and joy, sparkies?

  
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PARKERB2 5/4/2012 3:24PM

    I get joy and inspiration from my fellow Weight Watchers members. We all have something in common and moving toward a healthier lifestyle. We tend to be upbeat and encourage each other. We also share ups and downs in other areas of our lives as we work together also. One additional thought, I get joy from watching others get along and share things. Thanks Mickey Max for sharing your thoughts with us.

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CANNIE50 4/14/2012 6:48PM

    Fi on Burn Notice is a force to be reckoned with, isn't she? Were your ears burning last week? I was priveleged to meet up with MamaDwarf in person and you are one of the people we talked about and we were agreeing that you are wonderful. I experienced profound joy just last night when I took my youngest child (my exuberant 8 year old boy) to his elementary school dance and saw him dance his heart out for two hours. I want to dance more in my life - last night reminded me of how much I crave this, how much I want to become a better, more comfortable dancer. I have no problem exercising in public, why do I hesitate when it comes to dancing? Anyway, I always enjoy your blogs - thank you for writing them.

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CLARKA6 4/4/2012 10:33PM

    I had a similar feeling earlier today when I decided to try out a Zumba workout on Youtube! I used to go to Zumba more because it was one type of exercise that I actually found to be fun, but when I gained a lot of weight I became self-conscious. Anyway, after the workout today I was on such a high and realized I had actually enjoyed it! And I never enjoy exercise! Pure joy:)

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DOODIE59 4/4/2012 10:23PM

    Profound joy wound with that feeling of accomplishment ... that is a sensation we should all experience once in our lives:) It most definitely should be the pinnacle we aim for. Think how much we achieve just in the attempting;)

Hope you're having a good day!
Deirdre

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