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The First Second of the Rest of My Life

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I'm tired. Tired of thinking about my weight. Tired of not feeling well. Tired of being tired. Tired of being obsessive. I obsess about what's wrong. I obsess about what's right. I obsess about what might happen. I obsess about what has happened. The bottom line is I'm tire of THINKING!

Someone once said that when we make a decision we should accept it as the right decision and move forward on that foundation. I don't do that. I immediately second guess myself or purposely sabotage myself. What a weakling I am.

And yet I have been different. I have taken control. I have taken action. I need to do it again; plain and simple. Second guessing is just an excuse for being lazy. And lazy is the way to the my destruction---mind, body, and spirit.

Fall down seven times
Get up eight.
This is not the first DAY of the rest of my life. It is the first SECOND of the rest of my life. Not day by day; not minute by minute but second by second.

  
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RAINBOWMF 2/11/2012 9:26AM

    Just reading over one of your old blogs and all the replies.

I like to do that sometimes.

Hugs Mary

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SHANSHE 11/4/2009 11:50PM

    I needed to read this Nancy! I often am2nd guessing myself, CONSTANTLY! This will help me think about that more often...
Shan

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JAZABEE 11/1/2009 10:14PM

    Thank you for sharing, firstly your NOT a WEAKLING!! I feel your strength here, the rest of your life has just begun!!! emoticon

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CHRISJAKE 11/1/2009 5:21PM

    EXCELLENT blog!!!! What a way to think!! We should all believe in ourselves and the decisions we make on a daily basis.

Thank you for sharing!!

HUGS

Chante
lle

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QUEENANNE1953 11/1/2009 4:19PM

    Thanks for sharing ...you are not a weakling ... no more negative talk.

You can do this .. you know you can. Good luck and
God bless.

Hugs
Anne

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RAINBOWMF 11/1/2009 3:18PM

    Yeaaaaaaaaaa Nancy, we will work it ,we will do it!

You are a strong woman, we all get tired of doing.
Just wares you out sometime, that is why we have to look inside and see what WE need for us. Then do it!

We will post and our team will get us pumped to Go!

Hugs Mary



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-LORI-B 11/1/2009 1:46PM

    We will end this year with a bang.. You can do this. Baby steps.. HUGS!! Lori

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LOLAJO54 11/1/2009 12:00PM

    Nancy --
You are not lazy or weak! You are human.... remember this.
I think you just have to get in the mind set that you are worth it and yes make the decision and stick with it.. easy to say -I know -hard to do but if anyone can do this Nancy it is YOU!
To me you are a strong woman who just needs to know she is not alone-- guess what you are not alone.. we are here when you have doubt's or want to give in... we will help you pull through..My friend get up and let's get moving no looking back no turning around..
You can and will do this Nancy and we are right beside you

emoticon Jo

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BARBARAROSE54 11/1/2009 11:00AM

    emoticon Blog..... we are going to end 2009 off wonderfully !

I know you can do it !

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Finally a positive step

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I'm feeling good about my goal chart. It's finally a positive step on my part. I purposely chose 6 goals, 3 food & 3 exercise, that are easily achievable just to prove to myself that I can do it. How these goals change my weight ticker remains to be seen but I feel confident that they will allow me to accomplish lowering my GL for my Dr.'s appointment while proving to myself that I can do it. A few pounds will be the reward.
So with my colorful chart in hand I am moving forward with confidence.
emoticon One Day At A Time---step, step, step

  
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HEART4ADVENTURE 10/18/2009 2:13PM

    That is awesome planning and a tool for success...

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SHANSHE 10/18/2009 12:10AM

    GREAT job!
Shan

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TIME4AFITME 10/17/2009 6:38PM

    That is a great idea! You can do it!

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-LORI-B 10/17/2009 6:15PM

    Good ideas.. U will do this.. HUGS

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LOLAJO54 10/16/2009 4:36PM

    Nancy -- read this last night but forgot to comment --lol..- it was late..

this is a great plan - I love it.. You will do this and get healthy for that doc's appointment.. Yes you will!- I love the chart ..
Go Nancy Go!

emoticon Jo

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MOTHER-NATURE 10/15/2009 11:27PM

    Nancy I love your goal chart emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYou can do it ... yes you can !

Hugs

Niki

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RAINBOWMF 10/15/2009 10:08PM

    Yes! Nancy, that's what I like to hear.

We can do this. emoticon emoticon

Mary

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RAPUNZEL53 10/15/2009 8:56PM

  That's Great! Good Luck!

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BARBARAROSE54 10/15/2009 8:54PM

    This looks great Nancy, planning is the key to success.

Remember.... fail to plan, plan to fail !

good luck to you dear !

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NINEWESTGIRL 10/15/2009 8:52PM

    Great Idea!! you can do it!!

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NINEWESTGIRL 10/15/2009 8:51PM

    Great Idea!! you can do it!!

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Light Bulb Moments Suspended in Time

Saturday, September 26, 2009


I have noticed that my lightbulb moments are usually very logical discoveries that I should have picked up way before.
My lightbulb moment today was this. My biggest trigger time to graze starts the minute I get home from work and continues throughout the evening. So if sipping a smoothie throughout the morning keeps me from getting hungry, doesn't it stand to reason that if I have a smoothie on hand to sip through the evening I should be deterred from picking at all those carbs?
I sure think its worth a try and will begin to double the size I blend together in the morning and it will be waiting for me when I arrive home. Yep, its a plan.

  
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HEART4ADVENTURE 10/2/2009 9:54PM

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MYSONG 9/26/2009 8:19PM

    O.K. now I'll comment here and have all bases covered haha.
Jo: One of the video blogs I looked at today was about a veggie smoothie. I didn't watch the whole thing but it did get me to thinking. I like V8 so there would probably be something I might like. I'm just having a hard time thinking of what it might be (she says with a grimace on her face).

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RAINBOWMF 9/26/2009 8:02PM

    Yea Jo is not a snacker, so it is hard for her to know what us grazers go through.
BUT she is right, Nancy, maybe you could add some protein powder in it.
Also, you could look into some veg smothies. Made from fresh veg.

Can't hurt, right?

Mary

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LOLAJO54 9/26/2009 7:39PM

    First off Nancy love those little prop pictures you found -ideal!

Well I think that this is a good idea for you but sweet and with fruit it is sweet- I just want more...lol I need protein to make me feel full and not eat like you said grazing...
But then I really am not a snacker or grazer so to speak so maybe not getting what you gals are going through..

If Mary won't mind--like when we watch tv or movie she would love to have popcorn well see I do not need this but alas if she does want it I make it I eat it... this is when I need my water...this is for me so might not work for you...

All in all I think this should be given a try ---it might work for you so that would be good... and it is healthy so what the heck go for it..

Good Luck and please keep us informed as how it is working.. hey what about putting some protein powder in the smoothie this would certainly help with the hungry aspect of it.

emoticon JO

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RAINBOWMF 9/26/2009 6:57PM

    Yep, good plan, I find when I have stuff in the frig ready for eating when I get home from work, I eat better and it stops me from grazing, as U call it. I am just like you if I am hungry when I get in the door, I look for anything quick and easy ,then I keep it up until dinner is ready, nothing satisfies me. I do not get full.

When I have a nice chicken salad or a big spinach salad I am happy. My weight goes so much better when I do this.

Hugs Mary

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SHANSHE 9/26/2009 5:47PM

    GREAT idea Nancy and yeah, my lightbulbs are the same... things I should have already figured out, haha!
Shan

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BARBARAROSE54 9/26/2009 5:11PM

    Sounds like a great plan, it only stands to reason if it works through the day, should work after work and in the evening.

Are you not a water drinker? That is what I do at the office, drink my water and I crave it.

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Baby Step or Senior Stride?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Baby Step or Senior Stride?
after all I have less time to get there HAHA!

A Baby Step or a Senior Stride? The term Baby Steps is often advocated as a good way to achieve a goal and keep it. I have no argument with that because it works.

But for me turning 60 officially ushers me into the Senior arena.Everyone has their own interpretation of when a person becomes a Senior. In my mind that has always been the age of 60 and I have decided to think of this as a milestone and enjoy the accomplishment. I will no longer strive to stay young but rather will do what it takes to be someone who is in 'good shape for my age' (as my mother would have said :- ) I will wear my age with pride and share the knowledge of my years with those around me with love, humor and yes a kick in the pants from time to time.

To that end I have stopped coloring my hair and will instead wear my crown of gray as a banner of wisdom.

So while those of you who are younger than I continue to take Baby Steps as you grow in knowledge and move toward your goals; I on the other hand will be taking Senior Strides to live the next few decades as a healthy and contented woman of maturity.

  
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SHANSHE 9/20/2009 11:01PM

    COOL! Neat idea... take those senior strides Nancy and work it girl!
Shan

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MOTHER-NATURE 9/20/2009 8:16PM

    emoticonI love your blog ... I am turning 60 in Dec. and so far I am NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT emoticonmaybe that is one of the reasons why I am feeling so down in the dumps.

Hugs

Niki

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-LORI-B 9/20/2009 6:34PM

    LOL I love how you look at things.. hugs

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HEART4ADVENTURE 9/20/2009 9:01AM

    I love that Senior Stride!!

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LOLAJO54 9/19/2009 11:10PM

    I agree but like Mary will continue to dye the hair and streak it or what ever it takes to hide those greys..lol... let's take these senior strides together.. I turned 55 this year and now get those senior discounts in many stores --who am I to argue taking them...lol
So again let's take these senior strides together and out do these youngen's...

emoticon Jo

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RAINBOWMF 9/19/2009 10:53PM

    I love you! You come up with the best stuff!

I agree with everything you said, other then I will
go on colouring my hair, not sure how long but right now
I want to stay blond!

Hugs Mary

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BARBARAROSE54 9/19/2009 9:38PM

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BYEPOUNDS 9/19/2009 8:14PM

    awesome

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Commitment versus Pressure

Friday, September 18, 2009

Committment: something pledged to; a trust
Pressure: the burden of physical or mental distress

So where have I gone wrong in the past or better yet where will I go in the future?

My answer today is that in the past I have allowed my committments to become pressures. A self-defeating progression to be sure. But as Maya Angelou says "When we know better; we do better"

What I notice about committment is that it is not something I HAVE to do but something I say I will do of my own freewill----big difference. In the past I have viewed my commitments as written in stone and I would pressure (burden) myself with guilt when I didn't carry out the commitment immediately and perfectly. To coin a phrase---"pressurized commitment". It doesn't even sound pleasant; let alone be something I want to do or stay with. Then when I failed I would just throw up my hands and say 'what's the use? where are those cookies?'

So today I pledge to put movement back in my life and find pleasure not pressure in choosing to eat in quantities that will restore my health sensibly and not tax my body with foods that only bring momentary pleasure or short term relief from distress and have no long term benefits. And I will not pressurize this commitment with mental distress but will pause often to be aware of my thoughts and actions and the reasons behind them and yes, once again EnJOY the Journey.

  
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HEART4ADVENTURE 9/19/2009 10:00AM

    I love that "Pleasure not Pressure" wow you have really done some contemplating and looking from within, remember this feel good feeling, you will defeat this don't that the enemy play upon your weakness, he likes to see us fail... and you have the drive for Victory!!!

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SHANSHE 9/19/2009 12:28AM

    WOW! Great blog, I have missed you! I am sure you will do great as long as you keep the pressure off!
Hugs,
Shan

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LOLAJO54 9/18/2009 11:29PM

    Nancy wow so true hey!
do this for you
and enjoy my dear..
emoticon Jo

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RAINBOWMF 9/18/2009 9:01PM

    Great blog, Nancy!
I luv seeing this put into words.
So true and so filled with thought.
We never stop learning and I guess that is
what life is about.

Enjoy the Journey

Mary



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BARBARAROSE54 9/18/2009 8:42PM

    Great Blog Nancy. Now enjoy the journey !

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