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My weight loss journey has been an adventure

Monday, May 27, 2013

I began a few years ago wanting to lose weight for my son's graduation from college. I was over weight and did not look good in pictures. I was going to join a gym and change my diet. I did that after losing my job and going to the unemployment office. I worked out at the gym and I walked my little dog. As I looked for a new job I began to lose weight very slowly. I also realized my Mom needed me to care for her. My new job became taking care of my Mom. I went for my annual physical and my doctor told me I had an under active thyroid. I was put on Medication for this condition and then I lost more weight than ever. I am feeling better and happier with my life now that I have reached my goal. You may think that is it but think again now I am a maintainer and active on the site trying to encourage others. I am also maintaining and part of that is being accountable to myself. Best wishes, Linda from bean town

  
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ROCKPORT9 6/5/2014 4:45PM

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 5/29/2014 5:05PM

    Wow, I've been on thyroid meds for years and they've had the opposite affect on me. I'm so happy to hear they are working for you!

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STRONGDJ 5/27/2013 4:15PM

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You are still taking care of yourself and that is beautiful!!

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/27/2013 9:35AM

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NELLJONES 5/27/2013 9:32AM

    Yep, if we do what we know we need to do, it all works out in the end, better than anything we could have imagined! Too bad we all couldn't have believed this when we were 18.

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DARJR50 5/27/2013 8:32AM

  Great job

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Shaking up my workouts

Monday, May 20, 2013

I am joining a gym. I plan on doing cardio and strength training with more machines.

  
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MATTEROFHEART 5/22/2013 1:56PM

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Great plan! It always helps to shake things up a bit!


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LISS741 5/21/2013 10:31AM

    Once I started incorporating strength training into my workouts I saw results right away on the scale. It helped me brake through my plateau.

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Good luck with your new gym.

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ROBBIEY 5/20/2013 9:40PM

  Sounds like you have a plan and determination.
Good Luck

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RAPUNZEL53 5/20/2013 9:33PM

  Good Luck!

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Everything in Moderation

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I have been too strict with my diet. I need to maintain and stop losing. I have to add some calories and balance the exercise. I will still be exercising and tracking calories. I need to do it all in moderation. I will be weighing myself for the Bunker Hill Challenge.

  
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LOOKINGUP2012 4/21/2013 9:38AM

    Sounds great!

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Because of Stress I made a mistake

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I was stressed yesterday not knowing if any of my relatives were in the Boston Marathon. I was calling my family. I was feeling so stressed that I ate a half a cup of ice cream. I made a mistake and I stopped myself. I found out the information that I needed to feel better. No one in my family was near the explosions. I am getting better than I was. I measured a portion out before eating. I really did not need to eat it at all. I should not turn to food to feel better. I should have simply called my family and asked for support.

  
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WATCHMEGO! 4/17/2013 5:44AM

    I'm glad your family is okay. I agree with the others here. You MEASURED the ice cream and stuck to one serving! That is HUGE!

Seriously...HUGE!

Do not think for one minute you did anything "wrong" because you ate the ice cream under the circumstances under which you ate it. You did fine. It is good to examine the situation, but I don't see a mistake at all!



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VTRICIA 4/17/2013 12:46AM

    Just today I was writing about the difference between a slip and relapse. A slip, you go off plan because of a situation but you want to get back on plan as soon as possible. A relapse is when you start procrastinating until monday or next month or new years. This definitely sounds like a slip. There's a spark motivational quote too, that says something like a slip means you got distracted or too busy. Relapse means you gave up on your health.

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JEANUT 4/16/2013 9:56PM

    So glad your family is OK
Even though you think you made a mistake, you stopped yourself before going to far... that is a step forward in my book.

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NANCYPAT1 4/16/2013 9:19PM

    Glad your family is okay. Also proud of your decision and the way you handled the stress - choosing food may not be an IDEAL choice but when you measure an appropriate serving, track it, and stop before you go on a wild binge, it is NORMAL HEALTHY behavior for a reasonable slim and fit person to do.

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KBEHNKE81 4/16/2013 8:46PM

    Glad to know your loved ones are OK. Actually, I'm impressed that you stopped at a half cup. That's not a heck-uv-a lot you know. Pat yourself on the back for containing your "mistake," and enjoy the relief of knowing your family was spared such a tragedy as happened in Boston.

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Why am I not losing now!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I walked, exercised and I am eating the right foods. I feel stressed about losing the weight. Stress can keep me from losing weight. I crave sweets and before I was feeling full. What happened to bring this on? I am emotional eater and eat when stressed. I am tracking every day. I am not eating too much but feeling a little depressed. I am trying to figure this out. I am not losing but not gaining either. What should I do?

  
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MOONCHILD8 4/13/2013 3:15PM

    I finally lost a pound. Thank you for all your support. Linda from bean town

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CHRISTIECAT 4/12/2013 8:03PM

    whenever I hit a plateau I indulged in extra healthy fat food for a day (nuts, dark chocolate, high fat protein bars/granola bars) and upped my calories by about 500 for the day....I swear it worked everytime! Back to norm the next day and down a lb 2 days later! Good luck though - I know it is frustrating!

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LRSILVER 4/12/2013 7:01PM

    I think you might be on a plateau, but you may not be getting enough calories. Your body may think it needs to be in starvation mode. I would try eating at the higher side of your range, and also make sure you are getting enough protein, if you are doing a lot of exercise.



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BESSHAILE 4/12/2013 6:44PM

    Water? drink more water - that can make a difference

And meditate. Or at least spend 5 minutes just taking in deep breaths and then letting them out slowly.

Have you read The 4 day win or the Joy Diet by Martha Beck? She writes for O magazine and she's one of my favorite writers on the diet/body/mind/thing

rooting for you all the way.

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SISSYFEB48 4/12/2013 6:41PM

    Hang in there. Are you actually eating enough? Just be patient with yourself and this slooooow process.


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MINDY502 4/12/2013 11:09AM

    Hang in there sometimes our bodies have ideas of their own and tend to hold onto weight.

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ANDREWMOM 4/12/2013 9:13AM

    Been there done that... be patient and never give up!

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KANOE10 4/12/2013 8:12AM

    You could be at a plateau. You might try eating either lower fat or lower carb in your calorie count. Hang in there. That scale will move.

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CALLIECURTIS5 4/11/2013 10:43PM

    HMMMMMM..no answers...but I hope it breaks soon.

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MSGO72 4/11/2013 10:15PM

  Timothy is exactly right. Be patient with yourself, I've been where you are and it took some time to breakthrough. emoticon

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TIMOTHYNOHE 4/11/2013 9:30PM

    Hang in there. Look at what you are doing. Go back to basics and for the most part start doing everything like you're a newbie.

Or maybe you have just hit a "set-point" and you will just need to find something different to do to break through.

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