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This is going to be the toughest.......

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thing I have ever done.....
Getting back on track admitting I failed and messed up with out being defeated...
Admit that I gained 7 pounds while I was off track and finding a way to not let that beat me into the ground :(. Its sad when I think that I gained 7 the month I was off track instead of lost 7.. where e I could have been instead of where I am now :(.

I allowed my knee injury to take over and because I couldn't exercise I lost that and then lost everything else....

So I don't want this to be a sad blog post I want it to be motivational....

I have to find me again so I can start losing again.....



  
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MOOSEY75 1/11/2012 12:01PM

    Thought I would check in on you... seems we both fell into a fall funk. I hope you're getting back on track with the new year. I am slowly trying myself... My fall was a DEEP one and I seriously was in a bad place but am working on geing positive and dusting myself off and moving forward. Its all we can do - keep our chins up and keep trying!

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LOSTLIME 11/24/2011 11:34AM

    Don't beat yourself up. We all have setbacks. Just pull yourselup by your bootstraps! emoticonGood Luck!!!!!!!!!

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DONNA_VT 10/31/2011 12:38PM

    I am happy to see that you are blogging and getting back on track. Remember it is a journey of many steps and not all are forward. You have lots of Spark friends to lean on for support!

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LILY8486 10/30/2011 8:14PM

    You have the right attitude! remember HIS mercies are new every moring, so how can we think any differently! Dust off those sneaks and start all over.... BUT this time with added strength and determination! We are here for you and we believe in you!!!!

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W8FALNOFF 10/28/2011 8:29AM

    You are going to do this!
I see the determination in you, you have just taken that first step back, so just keep moving forward now from this moment on, success is yours, and that goal you dream of is going to happen.
Just do YOUR very best each day, and you will have success on this journey.
They say the first step to success is admitting where you went wrong, and you have taken that all important first step, now the rest will be easy from here on out~!
Just believe, because I believe in you!
Patty

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TERRIPAL1 10/28/2011 8:28AM

    Welcome back! Good things take time! emoticon emoticon

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CMEEHERNANDEZ 10/27/2011 10:04PM

    You've already taken the first step by deciding to get back on track. Doing it will be easy.

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CREATIVEJOY39 10/27/2011 8:25PM

    Welcome back! The present moment is the most important! Live it to the fullest and you will manifest your goals in no time.

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HDHAWK 10/27/2011 7:41PM

    Don't feel bad. I was already up 20 lbs when I hurt my back this summer. Now I have almost 40 to lose because I didn't get back on track soon enough.

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REDWRITINGHOOD 10/27/2011 6:30PM

    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall" Confucious

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KERRYG155 10/27/2011 5:33PM

    You've made the first step by weighing and admitting that gain and now you can make that the end of the gain and the beginning of the loss! emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 10/27/2011 3:27PM

    One step, one day at a time.... emoticon

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MOMMYTO5CUTIES 10/27/2011 2:15PM

    You are all the best!!! Thank you.

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MENNOLY 10/27/2011 2:15PM

    Yesterday is behind you. Today is the first day of the rest of your life! So glad to see you back. You have been missed! emoticon emoticonback emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/27/2011 2:09PM

    The good news is that you are still trying. You'll lose those 7 and then some. I don't think there is a person one who has struggled with their weight that hasn't lost and gained. Last time I lost 85 I gained 40 back before I came to my senses. You are doing GREAT and will find yourself and your motivation to reach your goals. emoticon

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SHAMROCKY2K 10/27/2011 2:00PM

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You know just what to do. Bring out your inner positivity!

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LOSTLIME 10/27/2011 1:55PM

    Don't beat yourself up! We allhave these types of setbacks. Focus and get back on track. Take one step at a time! You can do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BESTCK 10/27/2011 1:49PM

    You're on the right track. Just start at the beginning and deal with it one situation at a time. We'll be right there with you.

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Happy Saturday (counting blessings)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I love Saturdays, because my honey is off and usually we get things done in the house.
I worked last night (sitting in a chair mostly and sorting boxes so a lot of leaning over my back is killing me) on my laundry room sorted bags of clothes organized with the help of my 2 oldest they were basically my legs. (as I try to rest my knee)

I got all the kids clothes sorted and organized (we recently moved and was with out a washer for a while) Its time to get serious about getting rid of clothes and getting clothes organized.

Then I worked on the box room, I sat on the couch the kids and hubby brought me boxes and I went through them. The box room is no longer the box room its now Kara and Korbin's room. WOOHOO yeah for organization.

Let me tell you just getting things done will kick depression to the curb.

Also helps that the scale was my friend and I dropped 2 pounds this week :) I'm down to 185 and now I've lost 27 pounds since I started my diet on SP and over 30 since the birth of my baby.

My goal is either going to be 140 or 130, so at 140 I would have 45 more pounds to go.

Its not falling off as fast as some people after they have babies, but I only gained a little bit of weight with her so I didn't expect a huge lost.

Its like my body is clinging to the weight unlike some nursing Mother's where it just falls off and they do nothing. That has never been the case for me but that's ok.

I'm trying to be ok with slow and steady and 2 pounds per week for the last two weeks is really good.

I'm shocked I dropped another 2 this week with out going to the gym.

Today I'm just focusing on all the things that I have and my family.

  
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SHELT28 9/1/2011 9:28PM

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MENNOLY 8/30/2011 7:08AM

    Good for you! Your attitude is great. The weight did not come on overnight and dropping it slowly is best. Hope your knee starts to feel better. emoticon

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FEISTYOWL 8/29/2011 3:22PM

    You are doing good - keep it up! emoticon

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EMERALDELEPHANT 8/29/2011 10:27AM

    congrats on your loss and newly-organized room! Here's to another great week!

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TALLGUY42 8/29/2011 2:29AM

    Congrats on your weight loss, all that you accomplished and simply FEELING better!
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JANE1216 8/27/2011 11:03PM

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/27/2011 7:28PM

    So glad you are feeling better.

Congrats on losing two more pounds. emoticon

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BESTCK 8/27/2011 6:34PM

    Glad you're feeling better and resting your knee. I agree that productivity is a cure for depression. Sounds like a great day for your family.

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Depression stinks

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ugh...
I always try to post uplifting blogs that help motivate people.
But sometimes I just need to be me and share what I'm struggling with.

I cant help the fact that right now I'm seriously down in the dumps and I'm very lucky that my pantry is very low on groceries. I could seriously eat a entire cake right now. ...

I'm so bummed about my knee its still not 100% it still bothers me and I still cant go to the gym..
I haven't been since Sunday.
ERG! GRRR!

I'm just seriously so frustrated....

On Wednesday for my husband's birthday I made him a special dinner not so low fat and I ate some of it (not to much) and we had cake.. I ate some of that.

Today I slept to late, I didn't make my omelette and I ate freaking tater tots.. GRRRR so not only did I not eat the right stuff I under ate the calories I was suppose to eat for the day.
And I do not like the feeling I'm left with after I ate this not so good for you stuff.. I seriously feel, tired and grumpy.

I want to just scream in frustration at this point.

  
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LOSTLIME 8/27/2011 5:09AM

    Stop beating yourself up! We all have these momemts. Just get back up and start again. emoticon emoticonwe're all behind you!

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ASRMOM 8/26/2011 10:58PM

    This won't last. Your knee will heal! (if you give it time)

Remember that excercise isn't the only key to weight loss (or maintiance!). You did good to use moderation with the party. You seriously should give yourself credit for that. (I know one girl who has mostly good knees that struggles with that, ahem....)

Find a corner of your life (a bookshelf, a sink, a literal corner that looks the way you want, a favorite place to sit and see what you enjoy) and focus on that right now. Personally I've found that flylady.net has helped me with feeling overwhelmed. Maybe it would help? (At least it could help you laugh!) Get outside as much as possible, even if it is just to sit on the stoop with a bag of ice on your knee.

Please keep fighting. We are all pulling for you!

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CREATIVEJOY39 8/26/2011 9:06PM

    Back in June right when I was really losing the pounds I took a fall at work on my right knee. Just lost my balance and there I was dazed sitting on the pavement. My knee was skinned up and very bruised. I just couldn't believe it!

I'm here to say that it took me a month to get back on track with my workouts at the gym. It was a minor setback and frustrating but it gave me time to reflect on what exactly was going wrong. I realized I was not focusing and was off balance by going too fast with my program. I had to cut back for a while and now I'm stronger and better than ever. I did some different exercises, took more walks in the park, and paid more attention to my steps each day. Now I do core exercises that are helping me to balance better.

Take good care of yourself and know that it is ok to slow down for now and recover.



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MAGA99 8/26/2011 5:05PM

    Its ok
we r only human
I do understand ur frustration I really do
just take some time for urself & know that u can always reach out if u neeed to talk

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MENNOLY 8/26/2011 3:10PM

    Wish there was an easy way to fix a bum knee, but unfortunately it will require RICE. Does your gym have a pool? or do you have access to a pool? Water aerobics should not put pressure on the knee and the movement might help. After getting your Doctor's permission, bicycling might be an option. About the food, did those tater tots taste good? If they did not then they were truly a mistake. But today is a new day and they are not there to tempt. One of the things I have done to my pantry is get rid of the convenience foods. They are generally too high in fat and sugar and calories and too low in nutrition. I really subscribe to the advice that one should shop the perimeter of a grocery store, even before I ever heard that given as advice. There are all sorts of easy foods that are satisfying and nutritious. For instance dried dates really satisfy hunger and are low calorie and high fiber. Hope today goes better for you. Unfortunately . I know from personal experience that physical injury can really set you back on attaining your goals. However not paying attention to your body can set you back even more. We are on a journey not a race. As long as you stay on the path it doesn't matter how long it takes. emoticon emoticon

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NEWMAC2011 8/26/2011 12:12PM

    Scream and get it out! There are some upper body workout videos on SP that you might want to check out while your knee is recuperating. I'm sure it's very frustrating but maybe if you do some upper body work, that will help get out your frustration. Hoping you're 100% soon!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/26/2011 9:57AM

    Hang in there...remember tomorrow is a new day. It is hard when we can't work out. I've found that working out is almost like medicine for my mood. Anxiety and depression are tons better when I get good and sweaty. emoticon

Praying your knee heals soon so you can get back to your routine.

Don't beat yourself up for a bad eating day. We all have them. Sometimes I have a couple in a row. Frustrating after all this time but its the truth. Just jump back on the wagon and do what you know to do with your food.

Also if you can maybe you can do some sitting strength training, like bicep curls or chest presses. emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 8/26/2011 9:49AM

    Although you can't go to the gym, you CAN still eat right. That is something that is still within your control.
I pray that your knee is better soon!
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LENKA763 8/26/2011 9:06AM

    like you, I feel out of line and frustrated when I can't go to the gym.I assume that for you is big stress relief and bit of time just for yourself .

I have only two kids and I LOVE the gym break for me!

as of the food, start again he right way,one day is not such a big deal to be frustrated.

we all slip and get back on track.

you can do it!



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NANFACEMIRE1 8/26/2011 7:09AM

    Good morning.......It is the start of a NEW day. Forget about yesterday and just start over today with the thought of this being your best day in a while. Do what you need to "get 'er done". I love the picture of your little girl.....she is so cute and such a nice smile.

Don't give up, take a day at a time and just little baby steps. You CAN do it. Start over today with a FRESH START. (and it is always okay to come tell your woes here. We are here for you) Nancy

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BESTCK 8/26/2011 6:14AM

    No need to feel bad. Sometimes we motivate; sometimes we need motivation ourselves. You always have so much to give, it must be difficult to be in a position where you need to slow down.

Good luck and feel better soon.

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CARNATION14 8/26/2011 5:48AM

    emoticon It is okay to feel down but it isn't going to last. I know it seems like a long time without exercise but it really isn't. How about trying some light upper body weights. I know it might not seem like much to you but doing some exercise helps put one in a positive mood of doing something about it. This won't last you will get better. By the way your allowed to scream, it feels good to let out the tension.Try it sometime. Keep your head up and I'm sending you some positive vibes.

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JUDYPOPPINS 8/26/2011 1:55AM

    We understand...we've all been there...frustrated, depressed, foiled by physical problems. You did very well for all the boulders currently in your path. I recently came off Prednisone and I was really, really cranky on it. Gained 5 pounds and while it shrunk some polyps...the biggest one today got it's own injection of steroids as did a few other that didn't shrink small enough. But I focusing on the good parts (some shrinkage...and here it's a good thing); next week I can start weaning off my other weight inducing meds (and they make me tired & spacey) and no more pain in my arm. It's just life challenging us...and we will just put it in it's place and rise above because we have lots of people around us to help us up, prop us up, & cheer us on.
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D-ABBY 8/26/2011 12:20AM

    Praying you are feeling better soon and very soon. Perhaps the thoughts on the post titled "55/60 August 28, 2011 The contented journey" on the Summer challenge team will help. BLESSings.

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JENNSWIMS 8/26/2011 12:17AM

    I feel your pain. I hope you feel better ASAP. I don't want you to feel bad or depressed, but I do appreciate your honestly and knowing I'm not alone.

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One small reason for motivation~ Pictures~

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I had to share what I was busy with today...
My daughter's 6 month pictures.
I love photography (fun hobby of mine).

This is my daughter Kara, she was born 5 weeks early and is small for 6 months old!













HOW CAN that not make you smile?
LOL she is my youngest of 5 and lightens up my world. She's a incredible little girl and I'm so blessed. :)

Kara BriAnna :)

  
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LOSTLIME 8/27/2011 5:06AM

    You are right;she is wonderful motivation. She is a beautiful
little girl!

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CREATIVEJOY39 8/26/2011 8:56PM

    Daughters are so wonderful aren't they? Kara is adorable!! I used to dress up my daughter in so many cute clothes when she was that age. It's such a precious time! As we struggle with the daily challenges as mothers, the smiles and laughter of a little girl makes it all worth while!

You are doing great!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 8/25/2011 3:12PM

    Kara is absolutely beautiful. I found myself sitting and smiling while looking at the pictures. Definitely someone to be motivated for!

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JENNYBAKER247 8/25/2011 7:14AM

    I'm smiling from ear to ear! She is toooo beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing, and I'd say your photography could be more than a hobby! Well Done!!!
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BESTCK 8/25/2011 6:40AM

    She is definitely beautiful. You take wonderful pictures.

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TALLGUY42 8/25/2011 1:42AM

    Definitely made me smile!

She is precious.
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CARNATION14 8/25/2011 1:03AM

    I dare anyone to look at these pictures and not smile. Motivation indeed emoticon. With those 5 cute children of yours you need to be healthy and live long to see them grow up. You are an excellent photograher those are beautiful pictures.

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 8/25/2011 12:44AM

    You have a very lovely little girl. Thank you for sharing.
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BGBEAR624 8/25/2011 12:26AM

    Beautiful pics of a gorgeous little girl :)

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LENKA763 8/24/2011 11:46PM

    Great shots!

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REDSHOES2011 8/24/2011 11:28PM

    emoticoncute babe..

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REACHING4HOME 8/24/2011 11:25PM

    You are indeed blessed. What a precious angel! Just looking at that little face made me smile and I have been really down for a few weeks now. So thank your daughter for me with a big hug and kiss and thank you for sharing these adorable pictures. I especially like the one of her on her tummy.
Erin

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/24/2011 11:06PM

    She is adorable. You got some precious shots of her. emoticon

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MRS_BRENDA_P 8/24/2011 10:54PM

    She is beautiful! And she looks like such a happy baby :-) Your pictures brought a huge smile to my face :-)

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ASRMOM 8/24/2011 10:46PM

    Love her!!! Now that is motivating.

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No more excuses!! (what's holding you back?)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011



What's holding you back?

Fear?

Rejection?

Depression?

What excuses are you using that is keeping you from your goals?

Here are a example of a few common excuses.

1.) I'll just start next week.
Wrong start now!

2.) I just cant afford to eat right.
Wrong, eating right isn't expensive. If I can afford to eat right on a small budget with seven people to feed you can to!

3.) I'm to unfit to exercise.
Really? That's such a cheap excuse anyone can exercise you just have to move even if its only for 10 minutes. Move your arms if you cant walk, lift some weights if you cant get out of bed. I saw a episode on a man who weighed over 600 pounds he could barely move you know what he did? Squats off the couch, he would sit down and then someone would help him pull up, today that man weighs about 220 pounds. You know why? Because he didn't take no for a answer.

4.) Depression?
Depression shouldn't hold you back. Getting up and moving and eating right will help your depression. (Believe me I have personal knowledge of this, I had PPD after the birth of my daughter 6months ago, since I started journey, I feel more alive then I have in a very long time!

5.) I keep failing, and now I'm just a big failure.
Only a quitter is a failure, just because you make a mistake or stumble that doesn't make you a failure. Every day is brand new with no mistakes in it. Take small steps keep moving forward, as long as you are moving you are living.

6.) I've done this before and I gained all the weight back.
So, I have too, many times. You know what's different? Making it a life style change. This isn't something you just do until you have lost all of the weight its something you do for life. You cant expect to just lose weight and then stop trying. That would be like learning to speak Spanish but then never using it, do you think you would remember how in a few years?

7.) I'm afraid that I cant stay motivated.
Then find your motivation, find out what drives you. Keep moving forward even if they are small steps, they are better then no steps at all.

8.) I hate water.
O well, so do I, drink it anyways.

9.) Diets don't work.
Your right they don't, life style changes do though.

10.) I like food way to much to do this.
You would rather eat your way into the grave? Do not eat to live, but live to eat. Do not allow a small moment of gratification to take away your goals of being healthy.


Erase away all of the excuses, stop making them.
Live for now, make a difference now.
Stop living in the past, live in this moment.

Take a step every day to the top of your mountain, you can reach the top. You might have further to climb then the person next to you but do not allow that to make you give up.

Find some climbing buddies, you want motivation? USE SP, MAKE FRIENDS JOIN SOME TEAMS JOIN SOME CHALLENGES. YOU can do this, you are worth it.

Tell yourself every morning when you look in the mirror, I can do this and I am worth it.





  
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LOSTLIME 8/27/2011 5:04AM

    Great blog! I needed this. I was making too many excuses and not staying on track.

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CARAFAE37 8/24/2011 3:29PM

    Thanks! I needed this blog! The past week weeks I've been off track!

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RYDERB 8/24/2011 3:24PM

    I think I detect a mother's tone, and strength in this blog. emoticon Thanks for sharing your wisdom, and being such an inspiration! Knowing you wrote this positive and encouraging blog, when you have a hurt knee, makes it even more inspirational! emoticon

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CANNIE50 8/23/2011 3:10PM

    THanks, I needed that little Sparkly shove emoticon Thank you, also, for reading and commenting on my blog - I really appreciate it.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/23/2011 10:02AM

    Great blog this morning. emoticon

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EMERALDELEPHANT 8/23/2011 9:20AM

    Awesome blog!!

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MENNOLY 8/23/2011 7:23AM

    Great Blog!

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BESTCK 8/23/2011 7:02AM

    Awesome! Thank you for the great start to my day!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 8/23/2011 5:35AM

    Great advice!

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MOMMYTO5CUTIES 8/23/2011 2:47AM

    Thank you :) I'm trying to rest it and put ice on it.

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CARNATION14 8/23/2011 2:43AM

    Hope your knee is getting better

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CARNATION14 8/23/2011 2:41AM

    Thanks, these are great. emoticon

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