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Off to a good re-start!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Wow, I forgot how much support and inspiration there is here. Thanks to all the members who have commented on my page and blog and even my message board post looking for help working out in the wheelchair. I really appreciate the help. I've only been tracking for three days, but already I notice a difference. I even had a treat yesterday, and tracked it, but it didn't do too much damage. I think that's why I enjoy tracking my nutrition, you notice that you can treat yourself occasionally without harm. How else can you keep this up forever if you can't treat yourself?

I have joined a new team with weekly challenges to keep me motivated, and look forward to hearing from others who are on the journey.

  


Starting again, hopefully with realistic expectations.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

It's now March of 2011, I am starting again at 200 pounds, but I think I may have set a more realistic goal of 130. I will still have an obese BMI, but I think that weight will be more manageable mentally.Since my last participation I have now been confined to a wheelchair part time, and my arthritis and fibro have gotten much worse.

I am not telling my family that I am doing this again, no expectations, just one day at a time.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CAROLIAN 3/10/2011 9:46AM

    one day at a time lol carol emoticon

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HARROWJET 3/8/2011 9:37PM

    emoticon and we are here to support you. emoticon

Judy emoticon

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SEAGLASSQUEEN 3/7/2011 7:00AM

    Break up your major goal weight into smaller goals. Try for 10 pound goals. Have you created a vision board for yourself. This is something that helped me reach my goal weight. You can do this!!

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START2LIVE12 3/6/2011 5:59PM

    I think realistic outcomes are the best way to go. Each step we take takes us one step closer to our goals. When we have physical challenges (arthritis and CP in my case) it can be a slow and sometimes uphill battle.

I do not have a lot of weight to lose, nor are the effects of these challenges severe but they worsen as my weight increases and they definately play a role in the way that I lose weight.

Be proud of the small steps, added together they are limitless!

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NEWMAC2011 3/6/2011 2:49PM

    Having realistic goals is so important. So many times we can get discouraged and quit. I suggest that you don't even focus on the 70 lb total weight loss. That's your long-term goal. Set up lots of short term and small goals so that you see progress along the way. Goals don't have to be all weight related. Take your measurements so you can see inches lost. Notice improved energy levels or that you can walk for 10 minutes instead of 5. Track your food so you know what you're eating. Make small changes that you can stick to and make permanent.

You can do it as long as you never give up, no matter what!

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Small success is the same as big success!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I guess the heat and my lack of appetite didn't hurt too much this month. What really hurt was the lack of cardio. I'm down another 5 pounds. (and a few more inches).
My husband, in his understated way, (he never does this), said" I think that weight loss thing is starting to show".
I'm really having trouble getting in the exercise now that I'm doing my gradual back to work. I seem to expend one heck of a lot of energy getting into that office chair and sitting for four hours. (next week six). I know it's just nervous energy, but boy does it wear me out.
Any way, by next month I will be full time at work, and hopefully have a schedule worked out for everything. Maybe then I will let myself go on the stage 3 (I postponed, and stayed on stage 2 so that I could work all my new changes into my old work self.

  
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LANNBOL22 9/11/2009 11:06PM

    Good luck, and just remember one step at a time.

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CLAZZIC1969 9/11/2009 10:27AM

    I am trying to get back to work too. It is nice to read this blog.

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Heat is my enemy

Sunday, August 23, 2009

It has been really, really hot and humid for about a week and a half now. I think I only made my targets once in all that time. I thought I was only supposed to eat when I was hungry. OK, but during this heat wave I have not been hungry at all! Most days I have only managed 800-900 calories. One day I think I totalled out at about 745! I know I won't lose any weight that way, but I just did not have any interest in food.
Don't even mention exercise! I break into a massive sweat just getting from point A to point B. Between yesterday and today, I think I've had 4 showers. I tried sweeping the living room and hallway today, and I could hardly see for the sweat in my eyes. (I apologize for the graphic descriptions) I haven't even thought of doing any cardio all week. I was lucky I went to the beach two days, at least I did some water aerobics there. I am not at all looking forward to weighing myself this week.

  
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SEONAG 8/24/2009 8:24AM

    I know exactly what you mean and I sympathize. Remember, though, this too shall pass. After Hurricane Bill, it will start to cool down, I think. Just hang in there and eat your fruit and drink water so you don't get dehydrated, okay? Good luck! emoticon

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BIBLECHICK 8/23/2009 5:11PM

    The heat does make it harder. How did your weigh in go? Did it surprise you?

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The changes are real now.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I've done it emoticon 10 pounds gone. Since the doctor was really reluctant to see me every month just to use his scale, and the bathroom scale was calling me everyday, I decided to use it more often. Last week after seeing the doctor, I came home and weighed myself here, I was 7 pounds lighter at home!. So today I weighed myself here, and added 7 pounds. I am down to 191 (down to, big lol) according to the doctors scales.
I can tell I am starting to make real changes though. Olivia made the most decadent pasta dish last night ( all cream sauce and cheese) and I had only a small spoon to taste.
We went out to birch cove (a local lake) last night and instead of just floating to cool off, I did some water exercises while I was there! Small changes add up. emoticon

  
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KAILIIA 8/18/2009 10:57AM

    Small changes lead to big results. You should be proud!

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