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19 days

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Goals:
1.) 50 SparkPoints per day
2.) Continue to follow 10K and stair-climbing training plans
3.) Maximum of two REASONABLY SIZED sugary treats per week
4.) Five freggie servings per day
5.) No alcohol
6.) Track proteins on nutrition tracker


I'm super close to 50 SparkPoints for the day, so no worries there. I am not sure what my problem is, but I am so totally not interested in working out today. If I skip today, that puts me 43 minutes behind schedule for my 1000 minutes trophy. I can still come back, but I can't mess around like this too often if I'm going to earn that trophy! So far, I've been able to stay off sugar. I was tempted to have a piece of Dove Dark tonight, then I remembered my promised to myself. I did do some boredom eating tonight, but not too terribly much I suppose. At least not as much as I may have in the past. I'm doing well about tracking my proteins. I'm terrible at tracking, but I thought if I just focused on proteins that would help me find out how I am doing there. It seems I usually eat way too much or not enough. Since I started this, it has been too much. I've really got to learn to control myself! I also need to focus on my freggies. I think I'm usually hitting about four a day. Just one more! I can do it! No alcohol hasn't been much of a problem. We almost never have any here, and I haven't been eating out much (drinking in a restaurant is so expensive, I rarely do that either). The problem lately has been the free-flowing alcohol in the company of others. I had to turn down some free, homemade by a chef, Sangria on Sunday. I was (and AM) glad I did. It feels good to exercise control.

  
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ILOVEPEOPLE 9/14/2011 7:33PM

    emoticonkeeping your resolve with the sangria. You are doing emoticon!

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PARISTASAI 9/14/2011 10:06AM

    As part of getting organized, I have been planning my suppers and some of the meals, which helps me eat more nutritionally.
You are doing very well!

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WINACHST 9/14/2011 9:46AM

    Yes, it does feel good to exercise control. emoticon
Good luck on meeting your goals.

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JUSTA123 9/14/2011 9:28AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonyou are going to succeed! 1000 points is nothing for you ! You are unstoppable! emoticon

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SLIMLILA 9/14/2011 12:34AM

    Great goals, that's what I need to do, set them firmer like you did. emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 9/13/2011 9:48PM

    You make the decisions. You are the boss. You're making a lot of grat decisions, so be proud of yourself! I understand the eating too much or not enough problem; it's one I struggle with. If I do eat correctly, then this problem disappears. I guess that not eating enough one day leads me to eat too much the next. Is that what happens to you?

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Cranky

Monday, September 12, 2011

I had planned to do yesterday's workout today, but I am instead going to leave yesterday in the past. I am cranky and obviously tired. I am headed to bed early tonight.

  
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LAMARY9 9/14/2011 11:21PM

    emoticon Are you peeking over my shoulder? I'm cranky and not sleeping well with the medication. I have to keep giving myself a good talking to. Yesterday was the first day in over 4 months that I did not walk all of my miles. Sheesh! Disappointed myself. Today I hopped back on the trail. Enough already of feeling sorry for myself.

I know you will get through this with that unflappable spirit of yours. I just know it. emoticon emoticon

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NEWNAC304 9/13/2011 4:40PM

    I'm cranky too because I didn't sleep well last night. I hope you're having a better day today.

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BABY_GIRL69 9/13/2011 2:44PM

    I am tired too because I decided to let this lady in at my son's school. Why did she do a uturn as I am trying to make sure my son isn't late for school too?! It was a cranky Monday....

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

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JUSTA123 9/13/2011 8:25AM

    Lord I so know that feeling, positive is it does pass! Have better day ! emoticon

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MELP06 9/13/2011 12:37AM

    Tomorrow is a new day! emoticon

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JMARIES51 9/12/2011 11:38PM

    Tomorrow is another day!!

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MUSICALLYMINDED 9/12/2011 9:05PM

    i think that's best...when your body is tired, let it rest, dude. tomorrow is a new day.

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EVOLVEFISH 9/12/2011 8:43PM

    Cranky is not a good place to be, so a rest is a good idea because tomorrow, I just know you're gonna make that fat cry and cry and cry!

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FREGGIEQUEEN 9/12/2011 8:19PM

    It's okay to know your body and your limits sometimes. I hope you get a good night's rest and wake up ready to go tomorrow. It's a new day! I know you can do this!

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21 Days report out

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Goals:
1.) 50 SparkPoints per day
2.) Continue to follow 10K and stair-climbing training plans
3.) Maximum of two REASONABLY SIZED sugary treats per week
4.) Five freggie servings per day
5.) No alcohol
6.) Track proteins on nutrition tracker

Today was a Sunday. I stayed up until about 1:00 a.m. and then slept too late to go to first service. I couldn't go to second because we went to Jim and Denise's, leaving here about 11:30 a.m. I didn't have any sweet desserts, but we had a ton of food. We had a sandwich and broccoli salad at Marsh. Jim had a ton of food for us, including tortilla chips and guacamole, pulled pork tacos, pastrami sandwiches, and veggie lasagne that I ate at home. There was sangria too, but I didn't have any. I did start the day off right with a giant cucumber. I would guess that to be a couple servings. Maybe three, but I try to underestimate my veggies. There was a nearly negligible amount of tomato and lettuce on the sandwich, but that and the broccoli salad was another serving. There were a lot of veggies in the lasagne, so I hope that was a fourth serving. I guess I'll eat an orange before bed to get my fifth serving.

Results I hope to see:
1.) A smaller waistline when I measure around October 1.
2.) Better sleep
3.) Feel stronger and more energetic for everyday tasks
4.) Better focus
5.) More emotional control
6.) A drop on the scale would also be nice.

I zoned out a bit at Jim and Denise's, struggling to stay awake. We really had a good time, but I was tired. After dinner, I took a nap that required an alarm clock to get me up so I can take out the puppy. I don't know if it's lack of sleep or a food coma, but I was exhausted. Way too exhausted to do my 45-90 minute walk for the 10K training. Monday is "rest or walk day," so I plan to do Sunday's workout Monday. I also plan to weigh first thing in the morning. I am really tired now. I just need to take out Gypsy and eat my orange, then I hope to be back in bed.

  
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JMARIES51 9/12/2011 11:36PM

    This all sounds like a very reasonable plan.

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MUSICALLYMINDED 9/12/2011 7:06PM

    Sounds like you are doing a pretty good job with the freggies. Woot woot!

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BOBINVA 9/12/2011 10:51AM

    Sounds like you are going to have a great 21 days. Looking forward to hearing about your success.

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SUZIEW27 9/12/2011 10:06AM

    Great Goals!! emoticon

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WINACHST 9/12/2011 9:15AM

    Those are realistic goals - don't forget to add rest as part of your training. Good luck in reaching your goals

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FREGGIEQUEEN 9/12/2011 7:06AM

    Keep it up, you can do it!

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AN804U 9/12/2011 5:31AM

    Seems like great goals with realistic result expectations. Glad to see you are still doing well. emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 9/12/2011 12:17AM

    Darn. I checked my email instead of eating the orange. Only four freggies for Sunday.

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21 Days

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I have noticed that I have been loosey-goosey with my eating habits lately. Oh, I'm still way better than I once was, but I've been giving in to temptation a lot, especially with regards to sweets. We've been eating out quite a bit, and I have been eating beyond full. I haven't been too worried about it, but I would like to do better and drop some weight because the fewer pounds I have to hike up those stairs in March, the easier things will be. So I began to wonder what recently changed to reduce my focus on my eating habits?

I came to the conclusion it was the end of The Biggest Loser at work and my coinciding 100-Day Challenge. My thoughts were generalized and vague, geared toward "a lifetime of change" without a timeline of goals; in the challenge, my goals were SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, time-bound, and realistic). They were a challenge, and I didn't always meet them perfectly, but I was living more in line with my desires for myself.

100 Days was a long time to focus though. Therefore, this next challenge is for just 21 days. The rest of this month. My goals are as follows:
1.) 50 SparkPoints per day
2.) Continue to follow 10K and stair-climbing training plans
3.) Maximum of two REASONABLY SIZED sugary treats per week
4.) Five freggie servings per day
5.) No alcohol
6.) Track proteins on nutrition tracker

Results I hope to see:
1.) A smaller waistline when I measure around October 1.
2.) Better sleep
3.) Feel stronger and more energetic for everyday tasks
4.) Better focus
5.) More emotional control
6.) A drop on the scale would also be nice.

The challenge begins now. emoticon

  
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MELP06 9/11/2011 8:50PM

    Awesome goals and plan! emoticon

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FREGGIEQUEEN 9/11/2011 3:18PM

    Best of luck my dear! I hope to be as good a cheerleader for you as you've been for me during my own challenge. YOU CAN DO IT!!

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BOBINVA 9/11/2011 2:52PM

    Set some daily goals too. Maybe a restaurant goal to take half your meal home instead of consuming it at the restaurant. Have it the next day for lunch.

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TWNOMWE 9/11/2011 2:18PM

    emoticon and A short term goal is easy to focus on.

Good luck.

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LAURALOVESSPARK 9/11/2011 11:08AM

    Great goals to work on and I think your doing just fine!
Keep going strong! emoticon emoticon

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MTULLY 9/11/2011 10:21AM

    Good plan! You can do this!!!

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JUSTA123 9/11/2011 10:15AM

    You go girl! I know how you feel, we need something to focus on! emoticon

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Still up

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday was a rest day. I am still up and it's nearly 1:00 in the morning! I used to do this all the time, but since I've been getting up early and working out, it hasn't been a problem. Rest day, and I'm back to my habitual ways. I just don't feel sleepy. Time to put myself to bed anyway.
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MISSLISA1973 9/11/2011 1:09AM

    It's 1:00 a.m. again. I worked out first thing in the morning, but I had THREE DRINKS at the boss's party today, so I took a nap when I got home. Boy, this staying up late habit is hard to break!

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EVOLVEFISH 9/10/2011 10:45AM

    I don't remember the last time that I WILLINGLY saw 1 a.m! You're so funny!

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PARISTASAI 9/10/2011 9:08AM

    Hope you did get to sleep! I have had three good nights rest in a row!

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MARGOMCP 9/10/2011 12:52AM

    Good luck getting to sleep; I've got a cold so am feeling rotten, can't breathe, the medicine I took has me jittery, and there's a cricket in the house the cat brought in from the porch that is making a racket.

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