Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Ahhh, the lazy hot days of summer are here at last!! We were so looking forward to them last winter, remember? We forgot how often we need to water our plants, mow the lawn, pull weeds, and such. But it's all worth it to be able to just sit outside in the cool of the evening and drink it all in!!! Or sit inside and watch a good baseball game sometimes with the windows open and fresh air blowing in. I love the sound of mowers, weed-eaters, and other lawn equipment. The smell of freshly cut grass is such a mood lifter!! I think they even have a candle for it!! The sounds of children playing outside has been a great summer sound also!! All that energy gets released in the fresh air!! We all have our summer smells, sounds, and favorite foods. I just hope that this summer will be a blessed one for us all as we enjoy this particular season!!
Monday, June 30, 2014
I am having to go back and re-do some of my thinking these days. I have fallen into the pattern of allowing myself whatever I want to eat, as long as it is healthy. (And even squeezing in some unhealthy things just for kicks)! I'm not sure if it a rebellion against the better way or what, but I do know one thing-it isn't getting me to my goal weight! Granted, I'm not really gaining any weight, but I'm not losing it either. I know part of this developed because I was in my plateau for so long, but that time is past, the present time has allowed me to drop a few and I'd like to keep it happening! So, I've decided to make some new commitments. 1) I'm filling out the "Win Today Check List" everyday, 2) I've decided to focus on my posture this challenge and that means I do some posture exercises each day along with my regular exercise, 3) I'm measuring as much as I can, that "eyeball" thing can cause trouble, and 4) I'm keeping my exercising and sleeping goals as much as I can. The whole purpose for my new life is to drop weight, healthfully. My goal weight for this summer is below 200. Goals are not made to be broken! I WILL persevere!!!
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Oh how I love Thursdays! They are "my day", a day I don't have to leave home (unless I want to), and I can do whatever I want (within reason, of course)! Usually they are devoted to playing "catch up" on whatever housework project I didn't get done during the week. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean the big stuff, sometimes the little stuff gets shoved off til Thurs. too! Sometimes I do things with friends, like shopping or crotcheting, but nowadays my Thurs. are spent by myself, me and my faithful friend, Blossom, that is! This Thurs. I am spending housecleaning and planting my plants I invested in yesterday. My new blirdfeeder is up and in use. My Christian music is playing right now, as I relax for a lunch break, giving thanks for this beautiful day, and all that has been provided for me to enjoy this wonderful life I live right now. Thank you SP for giving me a HUGE group of friends to share my Thursdays! My sparkpeople are precious to me!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
It starts today-the summer 5%! A perfect day for beginning, the first day of summer!!! I love it!! Unfortunately for my weight, I have gained several pounds back through overeating and plain laziness! I have also been struggling with my IBS, which definitely does not help any! My main goal right now is not to let it win! Our first weekly challenge is water, so I'm hoping that will help! I don't know about everyday, but on days like today, I plan to be outside for most of my fitness points! I've still got so much yardwork to catch up on after my trip! Here's looking forward to a moving and joyous challenge for my Daisies, as well as my competitors!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
It is coming up on my fourth sparkversary June 21. I never dreamed I would have stayed with any weight loss plan so long! My life has been filled with bouncing from one plan to another, losing some, but gaining more afterwards. The amazing thing with SP is I have not left, but the second best thing is, even when I have not lost over a long period of time (3 yrs.), I did not gain it back either! My friends were so amazed at that one! SP kept me encouraged and working towards goals to help me become a better person, even when my weight absolutely was stuck, probably due to menopause. However, now I am on the way down again. Slowly, because I am not a terribly energetic person, but at least I can feel good about my complete eating and exercising plans, guilt just robs a person of so much joy! I really encourage all who are struggling to make the weight loss thing happen. Hang on, sometimes by the skin of your teeth, and keep moving and working towards a healthier you! It's worth it, to you, your family, and your life!
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