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Trying to hang on!

Friday, January 18, 2013

I am soooo frustrated right now....all I ask for is 2 pounds a week...I have created a -7000 calorie deficit so what is the problem? The only thing that is keeping me from saying screw it and regretting it later is watching my friends ticker go down! emoticon

  
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HEATHERSCOTTTN 1/19/2013 2:18PM

    Make sure you are eating ENOUGH of the RIGHT THINGS... our bodies are miraculous and wonderfully made and they will work even if we don't feed them. They work to not allow us to starve so make sure you are eating enough of the nutritious stuff.

AND, think on this... if you only lost 1/2 a lb a week, in a year you would be 26 lbs down!!!

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JESSIHOVER2 1/18/2013 7:26PM

    Remember that every body is different and reacts differently. You know what you are doing and you're doing everything right. It just takes time. Slow and steady wins the race. You got this.

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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/18/2013 6:26PM

    emoticon ladies for coming to my rescue! emoticon

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MOONSTREAM 1/18/2013 6:03PM

    I understand your frustration. I've been practically killing myself to only have the scale move 4.8 lbs in nearly 8 weeks. But hang in there. I've heard over and over that the loss is slow at first but will catch up if we continue to do the right things. Plus I DO have more energy - do you? And I feel better mentally and the scale IS moving down. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FAIRERHIANNON 1/18/2013 6:02PM

    How are you creating your deficit? Are you meeting your minimum nutritional needs? Remember, your body needs to know it'll get what it needs to survive in order to let go of the excess. If it doesn't get what it needs, it'll think it's starving and hold on to everything.

If something's not working, change it up. Drink more water, take more steps, change your workout routine.

Don't give up! You can do this!
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WONDERGALE 1/18/2013 6:01PM

    I hear you! My first week back on spark, I was going down every day. Now the scale doesn't want to move. But we can't give up. The scale isn't the only way to tell that what you are doing is working. Notice how your clothes fit, or how you feel when you exercise. You may not lose anything this week but next week, there could be a jump of 3 pounds or more. That's how I'm looking at it. As long as I keep moving and watching what I eat, this weight has nowhere to go but off of me. emoticon

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FRUITYFUL 1/18/2013 5:56PM

    You can do this! I can't see your sodium levels, but you mentioned once that you've had trouble keeping your sodium levels down. Do you think that could be it? Keep moving like you're doing, keep eating within your ranges, and it will eventually move. You know how this works. Just try to make it to your 30 day streak mark. See what happens between now and then. There are many other benefits going on besides what you're seeing on the scale!

xoxo!!

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I'm tierd of being tested!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I have my day all laid out and my food logged but, the scale is being mean and I just found out I have to add "taking my dog to the vet" to my list which is causing me a lot of stress....I feel like I'm always their ....and every time I go it's another $1000.00 ... I love my fur pets very much and I hate when things happen....my oldest turned 11 this year...he's the one I'm taking ...he appears to have Ear hematomas which will require surgery! emoticon

  
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FRUITYFUL 1/17/2013 11:58AM

    He's so cute, I love his little beard! I'm sorry you have to deal with this today. You have been tested a lot lately and you have come out on top every time! You should be very proud of yourself. You are still on track. Take care of your dog and yourself today, and let the other things slide. It will all be there tomorrow. You're a strong person...you did this once before remember?

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SBAGNALL2 1/17/2013 10:14AM

    Good luck to you and your dog. I'm sorry the day isn't shaping up the way you want. It gets tougher as pets get older. I hope all goes well. Hang in there!
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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/17/2013 10:04AM

    Yeah, I have 3 dogs and 2 cats...it's always something ...too bad I cant use my HSA card on my pets emoticon

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BRANDIW7 1/17/2013 9:53AM

    I'm sorry that you and your pup are having a bad day. I have four dogs myself, so I know what you mean about feeling like you are always at the vet!

I hope your dog is doing better soon!

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500 + Treadmill workout!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This Spark newsletter motivated me to get on my tredmill today! I have been avoiding it this winter for some reason. So I decided to post it here in hopes that it will motivate someone else. emoticon

The 500-Calorie Treadmill Workout


http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=th
e_500calorie_treadmill_workout

  
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JESSIHOVER2 1/16/2013 10:38PM

    I can't believe you are going to walk outside. I don't even like walking into the gym from my car. It is just too cold, but after these 0 degree days 20 might feel like 50. Either way emoticon !!!!

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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/16/2013 12:34PM

    Years ago my treadmill breaking would have thrown me off track...but my love for the treadmill has faded anyways so it wont! The forecast says that for the next 10 days is should be at least 20 degrees so I will just walk outside! I feel really good today...last night when I text you I was laying in bed...I told my husband I couldn't do it I was going to get something to eat....his reply was ok but, if you do I'm getting a beer!

Honestly I could care less if he has a beer ..but he set a goal this year to only drink on the weekends and I know it's been hard for him ...soooo I stayed in bed and did not get anything to eat. Not sure why that comment worked but, it did and I'm happy to say I don't even need a pep talk today!

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FRUITYFUL 1/16/2013 12:28PM

    I might have had a heart attack too. I was in such a hurry to get to my 10,000 steps last night before I went to bed that I jogged a bit on my treadmill. All I can say about that is....OUCH. It was kind of nice to feel sore this morning though. I felt like I worked extra hard.

Regarding your treadmill overheating, that STINKS! Is it burned out or can you still walk on it? Do you think it's worth having someone come look at? I'd hate for the weather and/or your treadmill to keep you from exercising! 14 more days until we've made it to our 30 day streak of being on track!

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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/16/2013 11:29AM

    Well it turns out that jogging / walking over 3mph is not as easy as I thought it was going to be ... for me or my treadmill.....after 5 min at 4mph I thought I was going to have a heart attack and apparently so did my treadmill because it emoticon ed in mid run! I guess the motor over heated emoticon . It better be warm enough to walk outside tomorrow and the rest of the year!!!

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One room at a time....

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Another reason I love my Fitbit....as suggested to me last week .. I decided to pick a room in my house and clean it today...I chose my bedroom (since that's where you are supposed to feel relaxed) I got up early this morning and just started cleaning ...I feel great my room looks great and I racked up 2550 steps on my fitbit cleaning my room.... and did I mention I feel GREAT! emoticon

  
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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/15/2013 8:55PM

    ...or are you trying to say I should clean your house? emoticon

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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/15/2013 8:54PM

    Thinny...I thought you had a fitbit?

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THINNYMINNY 1/15/2013 8:29PM

    Wish you would bring that FitBit to my house! emoticon

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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/15/2013 7:55PM

    I emoticon it....I got the Fitbit One!

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JESSIHOVER2 1/15/2013 7:32PM

    So awesome!!! Maybe I should get me one of those FitBit's. It seems like a miracle motivator.

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WONDERGALE 1/15/2013 1:47PM

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FRUITYFUL 1/15/2013 1:26PM

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I like that system. It works for me when I feel overwhelmed and want to get something accomplished.

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thoughts...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sometimes....(like today ) I sit and think about how much of my life I have spent trying to change my eating habits and how many times I have succeeded in losing weight only to let it come back....my highest was 260 and my lowest was 129 .... I lost 60 I gained 30 I lost 75 I gained 130 I lost 100 I gained 80 ...those are all such large and drastic numbers but, that is how I spent 1996-2010 .....for the last 2 years I have focused more on losing a little maintaining it losing a little more maintaining it ....and so on ....In hopes that eventually I will get back to 129 and be able to maintain it.

I know I'm not alone ...I know many many others that have the same struggles... emoticon

  
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-DAVE- 1/29/2013 11:35AM

    You are among friends. It's hard, otherwise Spark would not exist and heart disease, diabetes, etc. would not exist. Nobody said this was easy.

One friend to another. You can do this, you proved to yourself that you can. Key is to own your choices and know that this is not a race to the fastest goal. I would rather lose slowly and know I could maintain than lose very quickly with uncertainty in my future.

You can do this, I am 100% confident you can; keep plugging away and seek to understand your mind and why you make choices.

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~ Dave

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FRUITYFUL 1/14/2013 1:47AM

    We will get it right this time!

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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/13/2013 7:33PM

    Thanks for the emoticon ladies!

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JESSIHOVER2 1/13/2013 7:29PM

    You are so right. I am new to this journey but I am learning that it is such a HUGE struggle. At least we all know we are in this struggle together. You are doing amazing!!

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WONDERGALE 1/13/2013 7:15PM

    Looking back just lets you know you can do it. Your problem isn't in losing the weight, it's maintaining the weight loss. Your going to get there and when you do, just remember most of us on Spark gain weight easily. We have to count our calories even after we get there just to maintain. And the fact that you are learning to maintain your goals, means that this time will be for keeps! emoticon

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