Friday, June 19, 2009
With A Little Push From My SPfriend Baby_Girl69, I'm Blogging Today!
So I've been a lil MIA the last 2weeks. Mostly because I finished teaching two weeks ago & then I had to present our church's Annual Youth Day...I'm the Youth Director (who had no help until the day before).
So I've been pretty TIRED!!!!! And yet, BLESSED!
I don't really know how much I'm weighing nor do I care...just want to stay on a healthier note!
I'm working on taking 1 or 2 independent courses this summer & working on DECLUTTERING my place!
Well, I hope my SPfriends don't forget about me & I'll try to be more visual more often!
Oh and I have my Urban Rebounder...mini-trampoline...and my boyfriend seems to love it more than me!
Almost everytime he comes over he JUMPS right on! :oD I can't blame him though, it is pretty fun!
I hope all is well with most & thank you all for your comments and goodies!!! I have the greatest Sparkfriends!!!!
Monday, June 01, 2009
So I'm finding out what works for me a little more each week. One thing that more research lead me to, which confirmed what I already felt and expressed from time to time, was that no matter how healthy I eat my low thyroid makes it difficult to lose weight at he pace an average person would! Okay, that was probably a run on sentence, but it was one thought!
I'm also learning that some fruit and veggies are not too helpful for those with hypothyroidism...go figure! So I recently stopped the 4 Day Diet modules (although I am incorporating some of it), to take one day at a time.
I also purchased an Urban Rebounder from HSN! I'm really excited about it. I did some research into rebound exercises and low thyroid & I found out some good news, I think it might be a great step in the right direction...at least it feels that way! I also read that swimming, walking and rebounding are 3 of the best workouts for those with low thyroid & fatigue.
I am also trying to be more in the mode of loving me. Knowing that I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me (Thanks JOIJA for the reminder)! Not only is this one of my mom's fav scriptures but it was mentioned in yesterday's afternoon Mission Service & then I read my sparkpage today and was reminded by JOIJA that "...all things are possible."
She wrote, "It can be so difficult to stay motivated, but with God's help (in Him you can do all things!), anything is possible!!! He gives me the strength to get through every workout and to turn down that 3rd pc of pizza! Let Him help you, and you'll be to your goal in no time! " This is great advice to anyone that believes in God & in need of a boost!
My Sparkfriends, you all are always full of awesomeness!
Well, so, I'm learning more about what works for me. Unfortunately, until I can increase my workout time & find out what foods do and don't work with my medical issues, I won't be following any particular plan. Now this doesn't mean that I won't continue adding a healthier lifestyle, I just have a different path to go than I thought!
Praise God, I'm growing!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
It's been One Month & 2 Days since I've written a blog on SP and few things in my weight loss and physical appearance have changed. I feel like this mushroom in this photo I took earlier this month. Still growing, protected by the blades of grass. Yet wanting to grow a bit more to feel the rays of sunlight.....or something like that! Because who says this isn't where I'm suppose to be, doing great work in the shade...
WeIl anyways, I took my weight tracker down (more out of embarrassment than anything), I stopped weighing myself weekly and haven't done more than two days of the Swimsuit Bootcamp. I have had some hardships with a death in the family, travel inducing edema, and the usual medication disappointments of fatigue and weight gain.
But above that, I think that my spiritual and emotional state is in need of staying in daily contact with God for His Will and Goals for my life.
REFRESH ME LORD! RENEW MY SPIRIT, MIND & BODY, DEAR GOD!!!
I know this, and yet and still, I think that I continue to view my plan more, while wondering what His Plan for me is. So I continue to go through the day doing part of what I need to and thinking what I should really be doing with my life right now.
I guess it's just a transition phase for me and I need to spend time really meditating & listening & responding to where and how God is guiding me. 'Cause I'm soooo tired of this phase, but I'm here so I have to deal with it I guess.
Just thought I'd share.
Oh, & when I went onto the Swimsuit Bootcamp 4 today, I found out that I had actually done the bonus!! YAY!!
And I'm going to repost my weight tracker!
All the best to my SparkFriends!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
SPRING 2009 - The realities of a lifestyle change is at times a bit harder than one may think. With all of the weight loss and healthy advise out there, even the "not overnight weight loss" diets or programs seem a bit unrealistic...especially when you are young and have complicated medical issues.
Well, I will try to stay positive and do what I can when I can. I love that SparkPeople is here so that whenever I'm able, I have a place to go for this change. And my Sparkfriends are always welcoming and supportive, even when I've been missing on the boards for a few days!
Today I changed my weight loss goals to reflect my recent gain from 195 when I started SP about two years ago to today weighing in at 220 pounds (my all time high)! I know that my Hypothyroidism & other Hodgkin's Lymphoma complications and recent 2 surgeries have effected by heart, weight, and other body issues. But to be alive is a blessing, so I will take my time and not try to compare myself to others or the have unrealistic expectations of myself.
So now my goals are to try to be at my Goal Weight of 130lbs by Easter of 2011 and not 2010! That's a BIG step for me, because I figured that everyone should be able to lose at least 1 pound a week, including me. But my thyroid and my body say otherwise! And even the scale doesn't get down that low for me by then, I do hope to be healthier.
Being on SP continues to be a great place for me to see where I've been, how I'm doing and where I'm going!!! So struggle or not, I'll be a part of SparkPeople! Because I am going forward, in God's time and in an uplifting more confident and healthy vessel!
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