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Resolutions

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I said that I wouldn't make resolutions, but here goes;

1. Start my own 90-Day Boot Camp. I'll give it all I've got until March 31st, and then weigh and see what happens. (Of course, I will keep it going)
2. Do 120 minutes of focused exercise per day. (Really give my Spark Tracker a work out).
3. Finish writing my novel.
4. Pay off all outstanding debts.
5. Complete my home renovation and decoration.

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Starting my goal list

Monday, December 30, 2013

Because I've already on my weight loss journey, I'm not really making resolutions in this area.
Nor am I making grandiose plans that I cannot fulfill. As far as my health quest goes, this is what I have so far with more to come;

Do 120 minutes of Exercise per day
On February 13th, weigh in at 15 pounds less than I did on my last doctors visit

  


Happy for the Jump Start

Sunday, December 29, 2013

I'm so grateful for this jump start! I think when you put all of your plans into one holiday the enthusiasm wanes as the fanfare of that holiday fades. soon it's back to old habits, and we fall off the wagon. How many of us have waited until "Next Monday"to start a diet? I wish I had a dollar for every "Next Monday" that I planned to start a new diet. Well, no more!

The mere fact that we are on Spark People and working on our weight loss and health goals is good because we didn't wait until the New Year to lose weight and get healthy.

Last night I went overboard a little bit, but Hallelujah!, I got right back on track this morning! I listened to a weight loss motivational CD last night as I went to sleep and I really believe that it helped. Actually, I am doing every thing that I can to help myself on this weight loss journey. I also have a vision board where I've written out my goals and positive statements. I am so excited that I am ending the year with such dedication, and I don't have to wait until New Year's Eve to make resolutions and get started! I guess that's a jump start!

  


Auld Lang Syne

Saturday, December 28, 2013

It has been a challenging year for me. First of all, I was hospitalized with double pneumonia. Next, my infant granddaughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I was practically forced to retire due to extreme pay and benefit cuts. I bought a fixer upper, which turned out to be more of a fixer upper than I thought, and after all that squatters moved in and refused to move out. Needless to say they left the place more of a mess. August 11th, I was in a terrible car accident, where the airbags sprained both my thumbs. I was unable to get my pension started right away, and it was difficult getting by with no income. this may sound bad, and I know I haven't had it as bad as some others, so I know that I am truly blessed.

The funny thing is, when I joined Spark People, I jumped in with both feet. I was so sure that I would lose at least a pound per week, but I've hit a looooong plateau. I think that subconsciously, I was looking for success and rewards in some area of my life. It didn't happen the way I'd hoped it would.Still, I am not moping or crying, I remain positive and I know that things are going to get better. I'm really looking forward to the New Year!

  


Keeping Calm and Sparking On!

Friday, December 27, 2013

I know that I blog and think about this plateau a lot, but I just can't help it. For years I've been told, less calories plus more exercise equals weight loss. Will somebody please tell my body? It's some what discouraging and I really don't know what to say, other than I'm still here. There are so many ups and downs, and this plateau is getting to me. I think I will not weigh until I go to the doctor next month. That should help. I have good days and bad days. Not so many bad days, because I'm determined no matter what. I am going to stay on my plan; more water (my goodness, how?), less salt, etc., etc.,.
I'm sore from exercising and tired of my food, but I'll soldier on. It will get better! Best Wishes to everyone and keep on sparking!
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