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4/13...Reflection of my weekend

Monday, April 13, 2009

First let me start by asking for prayers for my soon to be sister in law. She is a high risk pregnancy and she went into pre-term labor Friday night. She is about three weeks early and the baby is already low birth weight. She will be officially induced on Wednesday so keep her in your thoughts and pray for a safe delivery.

This leads me to my next point; which is the fact that this weekend we had to make a rush down there to go see her thinking she would be delivering this weekend. I was completely out of my element. They do not eat like I have been eating, nor do they drink water like I do. I need to say how proud I am of myself. I found every excuse to workout without looking crazy. I did quickfire challenges in the bathroom, went and walked around Wal-Mart , took the dog for long walks and a few times around the yard, and stretched in bed. I also took my water jug down there and kept it full all day long and never even had a temptation to drink anything else.

While on my walk (first one in a very long time) I realized that the one activity that I absolutely dreaded was actually really nice break from the ordinary. We took it kind of slow, a 24 minute mile pace and we stopped and checked out the gators and things like that. I also had some time to think about how I could incorporate these walks in my day to day back at home.

I forgot how much I liked photography and I decided that I will bring my camera each time I walk and take a few pictures. I love taking pictures of things that are ugly that become beautiful when captured through a lens. This also takes my mind off the exercise and gives a purpose to walking.

When I am in the gym or in my home on my elliptical, seeing the number on the little readout screen is what gets to me. I feel like i have been working out for like 30 minutes and I look down and its around 10. It is kind of a bummer, I have to admit. But the outdoors is the complete opposite, just listening to my body and figuring out when I am really tired and not when I am just tired of the activity. This weekends first walk I didn't ever check the time, just walked till I didn't want to anymore and ended up being gone for 45 minutes. It was great.

I'm hoping to do more of this in the future.

As for the eating, it was really hard to keep on track. I did better than I used to when we went there before SparkPeople.com. But I didn't do all I could and I am seeing the consequences on the scale. However, I will not beat myself up about it because it was a holiday.. my first in my new lifestyle. I know it will get better.

Sorry to blab on and on.. just jotting down thoughts.

  
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LYNNOTT 4/14/2009 10:45AM

    I'll keep you and your sil and family in my thoughts and prayers. I think you did an amazing job of being active while there! Especially without prior planning! Keep up the good work!

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SGRONOW1 4/14/2009 10:09AM

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BRANDNEWEVE 4/14/2009 1:27AM

  I also offered a prayer for your Sister-in-law (don't want to say that without actually offering the prayer). First time reading your blog but I was so proud of you for sticking to what you needed to do. I like photography too so you have inspired me to maybe take walks and pictures too. Sounds like you are embracing a lifestyle change instead of adapting a diet routine and that is always better.

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GAIL_SANTIAGO 4/13/2009 11:04PM

    1st off my prayers are with your Sister in law and the baby and your family . Now wtg for you. Soudns like you know exactly what you are doing. I cant wait for nice weather to be able to walk and bike outside. Like you the minute counters at the gym make you more tired than you really are becuase they seem to move to slow which makes you want to quit earlier than you would if you were outside seeing scenary. I am happy for you. I bet you will get great pictures.
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S_HANSEN 4/13/2009 5:01PM

    My prayers are in for your sister in law... I hope all is okay with her and the baby. You should be so proud of yourself... you were not expecting to go down, but you brought your jug, you walked, you did everything you could possibly do while out of your element, so you should pat yourself on the back for a job well done. You are back now, and can get serious about it this week.. Good luck this week and hang in there, you are doing terrific! emoticonSondra

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ABRANNEWME2014 4/13/2009 3:24PM

    First my prayers and GOD'S blessing on your sister in law....I wish her a healthy baby...Second you did good getting those exercises in...way to go keep it up...It truly will get better not everything chances at once but you're doing great

Tema

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Ugh..4/7

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I am Kicking myself today.. I did something that I've read was bad to do but I had to learn my lesson the hard way. I ate very little all day yesterday, im talking like 300 calories until 7 pm. My grandpa was in town and we were going to Hooters, so I knew dinner would be hard on the calories. I got the nutriton menu before I went and logged everything I planned on ordering to make sure it fit. Well, I did okay with it, I ate what I knew I wanted to. Here is the kicker, I had fried chicken and french fries. Even though I met my nutrition for the day, I thought "well, I already ate some bad stuff, whats ___ going to do to me"... Well I did that like 4 times! I wasnt even hungry. I blew the calories, ate late at night, went to bed miserable, was sick to my stomach all day and gained 1.8 pounds in one day.

So, ill chalk it up to a lesson learned and make sure no matter where am going for dinner I eat my small meals all day and sacrifice some of my favorite foods to maybe gain some new favorites.

  
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SWEETCANELA1 4/8/2009 7:44AM

    Well take it as a lesson learned! And most likely you didn't gain 1.8 lbs in a day, some of it is water retention probably and you will balance out in a week or two. Be consistent, forgive yourself and do better next time! We've all ben there!

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KARALIANNE 4/8/2009 12:34AM

    Ack! I've done that, too. Definitely one of those things we apparently all need to learn the hard way!

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MIZZMANDAMAC 4/7/2009 9:57PM

    Thanks ladies!

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AURANGINA 4/7/2009 9:09PM

    At least its past now and you can move on. Jump back on the tracks and learn from it. Its ok we all have those days. You know what you need to do now and eat more earlier on to keep from getting super hungry and falling into that dip. You are doing great! Don't let one day turn into 1 week..1 month etc...
Hugs, Linda

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HOTKATSOON! 4/7/2009 8:58PM

    well it's a good thing you learned the hard way in one day cuz I took a whole week or more a few months ago needless to say my mistake wasn't just a few pounds it was almost ten I was like holy crap my pants are skin tight emoticon

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Yay 4/6

Monday, April 06, 2009

I bought a pair of work pants and tried them on and they wouldn't button. They sat there for like 3 weeks and I grabbed them this morning mistaking them for my other gray pants and they FIT! They button! I couldn't believe it!

Just thought I would share my mini milestone & now I cant wait to fit into all my old jeans!

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SWEETCANELA1 4/7/2009 7:46AM

    Great surprise!

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KARALIANNE 4/6/2009 11:57PM

    I love when that happens!

Just wait until you have to start buying new clothes because the ones that fit you now won't stay up!

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GAIL_SANTIAGO 4/6/2009 6:57PM

    I am so happy for you. You are doing a great job keep up the good work!!!
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Gail

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SUNLUVV 4/6/2009 4:03PM

    Good for you! Thanks for sharing, makes me want to work even harder so I can feel that thrill again! emoticon

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AURANGINA 4/6/2009 3:04PM

    NICE JOB!!! Congrats!

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S_HANSEN 4/6/2009 2:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYeah! good for you.. all of your hard work is paying off... keep up the great job you are doing and soon all of your old jeans will fall right off you! emoticonsondra

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Week 1 on SP

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I decided to keep with a spark team I found that weighs in on Wednesday morning..

I lost 3.6 this week. -it was a half ass week, i'll be working harder this coming week.

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SWEETCANELA1 4/3/2009 5:32PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!

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SGRONOW1 4/2/2009 10:04AM

    woohoo... congrats

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MSTELZER 4/2/2009 2:29AM

    Way to go on the weight loss!!!!

Michelle

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S_HANSEN 4/1/2009 9:28PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon That is so awesome... 3.6#!!!! Pat yourself on the back for that hard work paying off... And you said it was half assed, I can't wait to see your lose next week... Keep up the great work you are doing.... emoticonSondra

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EMUSTAFA 4/1/2009 7:08PM

    hey there! today is the end of my 1st week with SP too! keep up the good work! this site is so motivating as i am sure you have found out!

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 4/1/2009 6:58PM

    3.6 is a great weight loss! You should be proud!!
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Jeanne

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