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Brand new day

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Up on time, slept well, now let's see if I can actually manage a moderate workout instead of killing myself with my own enthusiasm again!! I do have a hard time with coming back slow--I am not patient with myself.

  
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NATPLUMMER 2/15/2012 3:51PM

    YAY!!!

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RICHILA 2/15/2012 2:54PM

    I found that I love the amount of Cardio I am doing too much to give it up-but I have rearranged my workout much to lower the intensity at times. emoticon

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REYA-RLYEH 2/15/2012 9:56AM

    I TOTALLY understand this! I would say something cheesy like "Slow and steady wins the race" but then I would have stab myself or something.

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KARENDEE4 2/15/2012 7:57AM

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Hibernation

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I think I overdid it yesterday. Couldn't get out of bed until almost 11. Ugh.

  
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OVERHAULING-ME 2/14/2012 10:38PM

    Take Care!!!
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KARENDEE4 2/14/2012 3:32PM

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BLUE42DOWN 2/14/2012 3:30PM

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Hey, on the plus side - your lack of oomph to get up right away came of working hard.

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NATPLUMMER 2/14/2012 12:26PM

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FUNKYG1 2/14/2012 12:09PM

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Can I join you in your cave for hibernation? Yesterday we had our upstairs carpets cleaned and I had to move a few things and then vaccuum the rugs. For the rest of the day my side ached. I too overdid it. It is frustrating for me when I am not able to complete a simple job like vaccuuming without being in extreme pain. Hope you get better soon.

Nora

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Back from the dead

Monday, February 13, 2012

I still want to sleep a dozen hours a night, but I'm feeling well enough for a mild workout today. Have to remind myself not to overdo things starting out. It's easy to get over-ethusiastic!

  
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ASKADE 2/15/2012 5:43PM

    Just remember to try to take it easy and start with just 10 minutes a workout. Take care of yourself.

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SUGARSMOM2 2/13/2012 1:49PM

  yeah .. you are getting better . You want to move . that`s a good sign . dance the happy dance .. wow .

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WENDENANNIE 2/13/2012 1:26PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better!!!

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OVERHAULING-ME 2/13/2012 12:32PM

    I'm so glad you're feeling better!!! I noticed you had an awesome weight loss for the week! emoticon

Take it easy and Welcome Back to the living!

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NATPLUMMER 2/13/2012 11:38AM

    YAY!!

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MRS_FLOWERS1 2/13/2012 11:08AM

    Welcome back. Glad you're on the upswing.

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KARENDEE4 2/13/2012 9:23AM

    Glad you are feeling better!

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HONBAD 2/13/2012 8:42AM

    Glad you're on the mend! Maybe a little workout will make you feel more energized.

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Perspective

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I just finished doing a 6 week challenges on one of my Spark teams, and I did lose a decent amount of weight--tomorrow is the official weigh-in day, but I stepped on the scale today and I'm down 17 pounds since the beginning of the challenge. Which, WOOT!

But then I got out the tape measure. And the change reflected in the measuring tape is not nearly as impressive. Only half an inch off my hips, half an inch off my waist, and no change in my thigh. And I felt frustrated. I'm working this hard, and my results are so minimal? How can this be?

Then I reminded myself: this is not a diet. This is a lifestyle change. The results, or lack thereof, are not the point. This is not something I'm doing "for right now" in order to reach some "goal" and then stop doing it. This is how I'm going to live. A healthier, fitter me is the real point, and the changes in my body are the outward sign of those changes. If I try to warp these slow, positive changes with some kind of crazy unsustainable behavior, I will sabotage myself and undo the good I am doing in my life.

And, really, where would I be if I hadn't made these changes? I've lost 34 pounds since September, well above my planned 5 pounds a month. I went into this planning to take a full two years to lose the 110 pounds to reach my goal weight, and I've stuck well to my nutrition and exercise plan. I'm doing great.

It's just hard sometimes not to want it ALL right NOW!!! And when I feel that impulse, I have to recall what following it has wrought in the past: regain, worse health, and my highest weight ever just before I joined Spark People. I don't want that again.

  
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LIZBIZ9 2/13/2012 7:44AM

    Congratulations on 17 pounds and all the hard work! As others have said, that weight sometimes comes off other places, which other parts get more muscle. But the muscle will help burn more calories effectively. :)

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HONBAD 2/12/2012 11:04PM

    Great blog! Congrats on the weight loss. Very awesome!! 17 pounds down is amazing!

I think it is easy to be frustrated like you said, but the important thing is you recognize that the long term goal is the lifestyle change and the pounds and inches lost are the happy side effect.

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BLUE42DOWN 2/12/2012 8:03PM

    If you're only measuring those three spots, remember that weight sometimes has a mind of its own about where it comes off. Face, neck, shoulders, upper back, calves, and feet wouldn't show up at all in those.

You've got it right - this is lifestyle, this is about being healthy and fit. And you're on that track!

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NATPLUMMER 2/12/2012 4:29PM

    emoticon 17 pounds is awesome!! Sometimes the scale shows the change and sometimes the measurements do. They don't always coincide.

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Sick, yet successful

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I've been too sick to do much of anything the last week, but I haven't used it as an excuse to eat bad food, and I feel pleased that I haven't fallen into my usual pattern of treating sick time as somehow excused. Because it's dejecting to get to the other end of illness and find myself having slipped far more than was really necessary.

  
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LIZBIZ9 2/13/2012 7:45AM

    That's awesome! Changing habits is the hardest part of living a healthier life, so good for you!

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KARENDEE4 2/12/2012 11:16AM

    I used to use food as comfort when I was sick.

You did great!! I know it is hard and you should be proud of yourself!

I hope you feel better soon.
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NATPLUMMER 2/12/2012 9:00AM

    YAY!

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OVERHAULING-ME 2/11/2012 3:09PM

    That's a HUGE accomplishment! Hope you're feeling better! WooHoo on the good food choices!

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OVERHAULING-ME 2/11/2012 3:08PM

    That's a HUGE accomplishment! Hope you're feeling better! WooHoo on the good food choices!

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