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what do I do well

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I am good at keeping up with exercise but I could improve on making healthy food choices.

  


spark coach

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I joined spark coach a couple days ago..I enjoy the support and advice..it has helped me to refocus!

  


keeping the old intro information

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In October of 2004, I was at my heaviest weight ever 210-215 pounds. Not sure which, cause at that point I was afraid to get on the scale. I had been traveling for work all the time, not working in one place. In October of 04 I started working in one restaurant close to home. In January or February, I went to the Dr for a checkup and I was down to 200 pounds. I couldn't believe it, I had lost 10 or 15 pounds without even trying! Being on my feet all day, and not sitting in the car eating all the time was the secret!
In July of 2005 I had a car accident, wasn't hurt, but it led to me having some medical tests done. I had one minor operation in August and in November 2004 I had open heart surgery. Now I have made lifestyle changes cause I had to. I eat low fat, low calorie, low cholesterol and I exercise regularly. I went through cardiac rehab, which got me back into the habit of working out, but Sparkpeople along with the support of my wonderful husband, is what has really kept me on track. I am not on a diet, I have changed my way of life. My husband is with me on this journey, which really helps and makes it easier. His support is so important to me.

01/21/07 The past couple months I haven't lost any weight. Gained a couple pounds back, but now I am on the right track again and back down to 163. Still wearing my size 12's!! I have reshaped my body, but I still have a way to go!!!

04/16/08
Well, here I am again! I have gained back almost all the weight that I lost and I am totally annoyed with myself. I don't know why I can't keep it off. I read the articles and I know what I need to do, I just don't do it. My niece is getting married in June and I am her Matron of Honor. I have got to get this weight back off, to look better and for my health. Wish me luck! I am setting my goal weight at 160 this time. That's what I have gotten down to about 3 or 4 times now. I keep trying to get lower than that, and that is when I fail. This time, no matter what the 'experts' say, I am going to be happy with 160...just look at how good my butt looked at that weight!

1/1/10
Here I am again...I am sick of doing this! I vowed over and over again to not do the YoYo, but I keep doing it! I read Dr. Wayne Dyer's 'Excuses Begone' I actually got it thinking that it would help me with my work life, but as I listened to the book, I realized that he was talking to me about my weight and health! I felt truly enlightened by listening to the words of the author. I can do this, it will be easy! I did it before, I know I can do it again.

  


Healthy Lifestyle Reboot!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Today was the day...I decided that the only way to get myself fully back on track is to step on the scale. The little Wii voice told me that I have gained three pounds since the last time I visited him...at least I am still in the "that's overweight" category and not back to "that's obese!"...three pounds in over a month....it could have been far worse. I am getting back on track before it becomes 5...10...20...40!!! I thought to myself... 'starting over' then I thought...NO...not starting over...I am not that far off track. I have been keeping up with exercise...drinking water and basically eating right...just snacking too much and giving into temptations of chocolate and salty snacks. I am just "re-booting" Every other time I have done this, I have ended up gaining it all back before I 'start over' so this time...I am doing the right thing....re-booting now and setting new goals. I have still lost 40 pounds and my new goal is about 20 more...that will get me to the "normal" range for BMI and I will be happy!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/31/2010 6:36PM

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!

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How to respond to what people say...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The niece of a friend of ours got married yesterday. My husband agreed to do her photography for her, so we went to the reception to take pictures. The menu was salad (no apparent low fat dressing) roast beef, ham, green beans and scalloped potatoes. Everything looked good and the reception was nice. We finished taking group photos and were invited to have lunch before we had to leave. DH and I both filled a plate with salad and a tiny drizzle of dressing. I took a small piece of ham and some green beans (they were good, tasted like they were drowned in butter!!) DH took some beef and ham and green beans. When we sat down, the friend I was sitting next to looked at our plates and said..."you can have more than salad, you can diet tomorrow" I really have to hold myself back when people say things like this. I have learned to hold myself back...you have to, or you alienate people who do not mean any harm. She is a sweet lady and I know she wasn't trying to be judgemental or mean, she just wanted us to enjoy ourselves. I said "it's not a diet, this is just the way I eat. My cardiologist is much happier with me when I eat like this". Her response was that of course I had to watch what I ate and that ended the conversation. I have learned to not take what people say personally. They don't know how we both work to eat healthy and make it our lifestyle instead of a diet. It isn't going to stop at any point. We are both prone to falling off the healthy eating lifestyle wagon and it is harder to climb back on than it is to stay up there! She did make a comment that she thought my DH looked better and had lost weight. That was nice to hear. I have lost 32 pounds since the start of the year and I feel great! I wasn't even tempted to stay and have a piece of cake, and it was chocolate!!! It is so liberating to not feel like food has that power over me anymore! Here I am in my size 16 jeans, down from a 20 in January!!

  
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TYLARDERDIN 5/16/2010 1:13PM

    Awesome attitude. Thank you for sharing, this is apparently a challenge we all face one way or another. I sometimes get the same thing about what/how much/when I am eating. Even more I get strange looks and sometimes snide comments when I cut something short to make sure I get my workout in. For me it has to be about what is MOST important... my health or their opinion ... turns out that when I look at it like that... no contest. Do what you gotta do.

Trust the process. Do right, things go right.
TylarDerdin

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