Monday, November 19, 2012
Even though we've had alot of stressful situations in my family lately, I still have alot to be thankful for. Sometimes I just have to remind myself of those things.
Every time I seem to be doing well, something or someone interrupts my progress. I am committed to keeping on, even if I hit a few rough patches along the way.
I have little motivation but I'm here, anyway. Maybe it's hormones...maybe it's just coming out of the dizziness of stress this last week...I don't know.
What I DO know is...When I am making healthy choices and tracking my food and eating my vitamins, I feel really, really good. My spirits are lifted and I feel like I'm accomplishing something. So, I'm gonna' go with that. Why allow problems..(and they're not even mine, really), to stunt or stop my progress? That's something I can control.
I don't have to let anybody stop me...except me.
Maybe it's just easier to not do something that doesn't feel natural right now. I know in time making right choices will feel more natural and the unhealthy one will feel less "right".
It takes committment and time and hard work.
I am willing.
Going to track my food now...because that's what I can do today....and little by little, I'll get there if I don't give up.
Thankful for this site and for my Sparkfriends.
Thankful for so many things in my life and I'm going to focus on those things today and lift myself out of the duldrums.
Have a great day, everybody....and keep lookin' up!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Huh? Well, that's my way of saying; "Don't beat yourself up when you blow it."
We all have those days when nothing seems to go the way we thought it would and life seems to reach out and simply bitch slap us. Well, I've got something to say to life...
"You can knock me down, but I'm gettin' back up!" I hear an old familiar tune starting to play in my ears...."If you don't knowww meeee by nowwwwww, you will never, never, never knowww meeeeee." Haha
Yes, it's all the way you look at it and how you decide to handle it.
Oh, we all know how to cheer ourselves up. GO - ME - GO!
Sometimes I just don't wanna' hear what I have to say, that's all. haaaaaaaaa
Well, here's to cheering us all on, today.
May you see the beauty around you and IN you. May forgiveness be your friend and negatives be your enemy. May you smile from the inside out and be blessed...knowing you are loved.
Now give yourself a hug and carry on!
Ahhhh, that feels better.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
My stupid internet service provider, who shall remain nameless.. (It's best right now because sparkpeople won't allow profanity)...is sending me a new modem/router combo deal for the small fee of 87 smackaroos. Yikes! They assure me that this will solve ALL my problems. We'll see....we'll see.
In the meantime, I keep getting disconnected because my old router is malfunctioning and quite old. So, my time is short but I'm long on HOPE that it will be corrected in a couple of days.
It's all I can do to track my food. AARGH!!!
Oh, well, such is life.
I'm doing quite well at logging my food. Even when I mess up, I'm not "beating myself up" ...but simply getting back on track and it feels good.
Lisa my sparkpal is going to start walking with me via long distance 4 days a week. That should get me off my rumpus and into the mix of things. It's a start!
Thank to all my wonderful sparkfriends for your care and support. It means alot!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hahah I like that idea. Since I've convinced myself that I hate exercise, I think I'll just have to trick myself into it.
Sparkfriend, Sheila used the term..."accidentally exercise"...in regard to the blog post I made about my local Kroger store changing EVERYTHING around.
Yeah, just think of the "accidental exercise" I got, tooling around the store in a crazy daze!
Well, I know me and I know that if you tell me NOT to do something or that I CAN'T do something, I'm just rebellious enough to do it anyway and prove you wrong.
Ahhh, silly rebellious ME!
Enter: Self Talk (because I'm so good at it)
ST: Yeah, that's right, MickeyP....DO NOT exercise. I FORBID it!!! haaaaaaaaaaa
ME: Who are YOU to tell me I CAN'T do something? I'll show YOU. I'll DO IT ANYWAY!!!
ST: No you WON'T!!!
ME: Oh, YES I WILL!!!!
ST: Yeah, well I'd like to see you try. Right.
ME: I'll show YOU. Nobody tells ME what to do...not even YOU!!!
ST: Well, go ahead then, but don't say I didn't warn ya.
ME: Pfft! Talk to the hand.
ST: You'll be SORRRRRRRRYYYYYY.
ST: Don't do it!
ME: Watch me! (And guess what? Other people are gonna wanna' do it TOO!)
ME: You're just NEGATIVE and jealous, that's all. Na Na NA!
ST: Whatever! I still don't think you should do it. You'll quit. Don't even start.
ME: SHUT UP!!! I'm not talkin' to you anymore. Get out!!! NOW!!!
ME: There...got rid of ST/self talk.
ME: It's awful quiet around here.
Have a sparktastic day, folks.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
That's only the second part of the question. The first part of the question is ; Exercise...
The whole question is: Exercise...when will I feel like it?
The answer: Never. That's how I "feel" right now, anyway.
Why does it matter how I feel? It matters because I've made it matter.
You see, even I know that inside that little word "feeling" lies a great big excuse. That great big excuse is the reason I continue to be defeated...by me. I keep sabottaging myself. Have I become my own Goliath?
Do I need to conquer...ME? Yes. That's exactly what I have to do. *sigh*
I know alot about nutrition. I know alot about exercise. Know what? It doesn't matter what or how much I know. It matters what I do with what I know...how I USE it. Until I use it, I'll never be successful.
The problem is...even though I know I SHOULD do something, I may NEVER "feel" like doing it.
Here comes that self talk again.....
Do you want to lose weight? Yes.
Do you want to be healthy? Yes.
Do you want to live a long time? Yes
Do you want to exercise?
Do you want to exercise?
Do you want to exercise?
Are you willing to exercise?
Yes. Yes, I'm willing.
When what? When am I willing to exercise or when will I exercise?
Okay, well, I'm willing right now but the when ... well, I want to say, .... someday.
Is your someday....Now?
Is your someday....Today?
Only if I decide it is.
Ahhhhh....I see. That means YOU are in control.
Yes. I am.
Ahhhh...I see. So, it's YOUR decision.
Yes. It is.
Can I have it?
You want me to decide ... NOW?
Yes, I do.
I hate you.
Yeah...but I love you.
I know. Thanks.
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