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Its almost over...new scale or old

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Well my ex got in on Friday about 3. Maybe its me but I feel like you can cut the tension with a knife. He is not a happy kind of guy, never has been, but he has bitched twice about not knowing his son anymore. Not my problem. My son I think feels the tension too. So I have done my best to tell him many times this weekend that I love him. He of course responds with " I love you more ten times infinity". Love it!!

The stress has been good for my work outs, I have been able to take the slump to the elliptical and worked hard both days. Today is my only day off all week and I still did an hour plus walked 2.5 miles. So I can't complain for that one.

I also got on the scale and I am down 4 pounds for the week. Ooh Baby!

Ooh and I got a new scale from my local grocery store for free. (Part of their customer rewards program.) It is one of the homedics that tell you not only your weight but your body fat and water percentages. I like this scale best because it makes me weigh less. I should be down 6 pounds but I figure since I started with my old scale I should stay with what it reads. A friend of mine suggested to use the new scale though because she believes it will be more accurate in terms of calibration. My old scale is about 8 years old. What do you all think? New scale or old scale?

Rambling, Rambling and Rambling. TTFN.

  
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MIKESRATT 4/19/2010 6:50PM

    the scales-place a bag of sugar or flour or something that you know the weight of, on the scales and see which one is right. then use that scale for your weighing. if it is you new one than adjust your starting weight. i'm soo sorry that you had a crap weekend with you ex being there. and i would bet your sone already knows about his dad. doubt if you will ever have to tell him. but don't talk bad about him in front of your son, i've seen what that can to to the kids. it's not pretty.
becky

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CS4JWS 4/18/2010 10:13PM

  When I switched to a new scale, I found that my old scale was 6 pounds off...meaning I was actually 6 pounds higher than I thought...I just adjusted and started recording my weight with the new scale, but know that, when all is said and done, I was really 6 pounds heavier for my start weight than I thought....

I just re-read that, and have absolutely no idea if it makes sense! No more Bahama Mama's for me tonight...LOL

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RAINBOWFALLS 4/18/2010 6:19PM

    I would move over to the new scale at some point. I would love to have one that tells me water percentages. I drink a lot of water and yet when I recently used one of these in my fitness class it had me low on fluids.

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MT-MOONCHASER 4/18/2010 6:16PM

    You could switch to the new scale and adjust your goal weight by the difference from the old one... If it weighs you 2 pounds less, make your goal weigh 2 pounds more than what it is and then your ticker would show that you want to lose 64 lb instead of the 62 it currently shows.
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As for the Ex, just grin and bear it and try not to say anything negative about him to your son. He will soon enough form his own opinion on that subject. Easier said than done, I know. I still have to get a dig in here or there about my Ex after almost 35 years...
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My Gray Hair

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I don't know if I have ever posted a negative blog before. I was afraid to review them.

But I have to say that today really, really stinks. It started with going to the dump this morning. My daughter put a leaky bag in the back and of course now my car smells. I didn't get to work out today because I had a doctors appt. (which of course I am feeling lost with out the gratification of sweating like a pig!)

Then the Dr. this morning was beyond rude to me, not just me... it is his personality. Sour. I want badly to get rid of him. That led me to go to CVS and while there I bought some cookies, my weakness beside chocolate. I had about 4 too many servings. Imagine I have to see him every month. Ugh.

Now to my afternoon, my son is driving me crazy since coming home. He doesn't want to listen lately. Is it the age? I don't remember.

I am hoping after I pick my daughter up tonight I can get time on my elliptical. We'll see. Oh, and did I fail to mention that my Ex is coming in tomorrow to spend a long weekend with his son? Did I also fail to mention that I am such a good Ex that I let him stay at my house?

I want to crawl into bed and start my day all over! Gray hair; here I come!!

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MISSDREA3 4/17/2010 11:55PM

    I am sending a bunch of hugs your way!
Tomorrow will SO be a better day!
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LIVETHEDREAM4ME 4/17/2010 12:58PM

    Sounds like the perfect setting for a Calgon (take me away) commerical! Maybe while your ex is visiting, you can spend some YOU time elsewhere? Maybe take a long walk in nature, or a bubblebath. Hope your weekend is peaceful x

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VHALL89 4/16/2010 11:31AM

    Jeepers! What a bad day and you are entitled to let it out.......

Ok now that you have done that pick yourself up, dust yourself off, toss out any remaining cookies and kick some butt!!!!

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DIANEG63 4/15/2010 8:58PM

  Cookies aren't good for you? emoticon

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CALLANCA 4/15/2010 7:23PM

    Ah Cookie Shmookie! I piged out on Queen Elizabeth cake yesterday, it was delicious!!!

Well they say that real tragedy elevates those that witness it..... Ok I'll stop there.

I actually sensed the healthy undertone of laughing at life's crazy detours and days that seem they were scripts written for horror movies that Hollywood chucked in the garbage.

Thanks for reminding me to see the lighter side; that we can choose to laugh instead of crying in exasperation.

Just think, you got through the day anyway.

Might even get some frustration out on that elliptical machine!

As for the X... well I wondered why ex's have a way of hanging around. Ho Hum.

Enough said.

I hope tomorrow is a brighter day and at least it won't take much for that to be the case.

Thanks for sharing your day.

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MIKESRATT 4/15/2010 6:31PM

    emoticon i thought cookies were good for you, they got eggs in them. and it's not gray hair, it's natural highlights! at least hubby says so. go back and read yesterdays blog, over and over again. emoticon

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SOFEDUPP 4/15/2010 4:57PM

    Just consider this day as one that is almost over and you can start a new tomorrow.

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LRINGER 4/15/2010 4:52PM

  We all have days similar to yours ... Tomorrow will be better.... Hey you can dye your hair if you go gray ... pick a colour. emoticon

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CS4JWS 4/15/2010 4:50PM

  Holy moly! What a day!

Don't worry about the cookies! Tomorrow will definitely be a better day!

I'm sending a bunch of hugs emoticon your way, and I hope you have a nice, and peaceful evening!

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I love...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

...myself today.

Four simple words that I should remind myself of each and every day. When I do, I can accomplish anything and everything I want to or need to.

I hope all of my friends, including my Spark friends, remind themselves of this each and every day as well.

  
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CALLANCA 4/15/2010 12:43PM

    Thank-you Kathrine for this important reminder!

You are a real dynamo!

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VHALL89 4/15/2010 9:36AM

    What an excellent reminder!
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MISSDREA3 4/15/2010 12:55AM

    Wow...I do forget...thank you for reminding me and I love your positive outlook!
Drea
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CS4JWS 4/14/2010 7:42PM

  Thank you!

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MIKESRATT 4/14/2010 6:45PM

    amen! emoticon

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DIANEG63 4/14/2010 1:00PM

  WORD UP!

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My Glass Is Half Full

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Its been a few days since my last blog. How time flies when your busy. I made sure though that I was tracking my fitness and nutrition.

This week should be as busy as last week so I may not get time to post on a regular basis. I am not sure if that is good or bad. I like to recap because it is a reminder of what I have done or not done and acts as my motivator. Last week I spent a few days with the State Police, District Attorney, Scoping out the Rez to get a plan for yesterday's planting, organizing the planting, then of course the planting. I had really only one day to be me, enjoy and relax etc.

This week, I have to go up and water the trees atleast twice. Though it may seem like easy work, its an hour drive each way then about 3 hours worth of work to lug the water back and forth up the mountain. This will be the one week that I am wishing for rain so I don't have to go. LOL. Plus my daughter turned 16 this past Jan. and we are having her Sweet Sixteen party on Saturday. So I have alot of food to shop for and prepare as well as finishing the final touches to make it a special day for her. That is a day I hope for no rain!

With all that was last week, I had found time to burn over 8000 calories with my work outs. It paid off. I have lost two pounds this past week. Woo Hoo, I am down a full 20 pounds and only 42 more to go.... I think I will look at it as the glass is half full...I am 1/3 of the way to my goal weight. That sounds better don't cha think?

As always, I am cheering on all of my emoticon's and wishing you all a fabulous week to come and success in your goals! emoticon

  
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DIANEG63 4/11/2010 8:57PM

  WOW!!! Your weight loss is such an inspiration. Keep it up...oh..and water those trees! emoticon
Glad to read your blog.

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MIKESRATT 4/11/2010 6:27PM

    you go girl! i am a tree hugger at heart and if i live close to you i would love to help water all those plants. you are an inspiration! emoticon i am so happy for your weight lose, and a little jealous, more happy.
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MISSDREA3 4/11/2010 11:52AM

    Wow! Congratulations on the weight loss! That is amazing! Keep up the good work!
Enjoy your daughter's special day!
Drea

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SOFEDUPP 4/11/2010 11:31AM

    Wow, you are a very busy person. I hope you have a great time at your daughter's party.

Congrats on the pounds lost!!!

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Wasn't a slack day...

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

...not one bit.

I have been slacking off this week. Not really slacking because I have been really busy. I have only walked like 3 miles so far and used my elliptical only once. Well, today I walked/jogged 9 miles, used the elliptical and spent 45 min. working weights. A total of 3 1/2 hour work out.

I really wanted to push myself hard today for two reasons. One; to catch up on my slow start and two; because I had my cardiologist today. I am so pleased too. He was amazed on how my heart and it's condition had changed. And the best part, he said if I keep going the way I am I don't have to come back to him for a whole year! What?! I can go with that. I have changed my life in 3 short months, what do I think I can do with years of a healthier me?

In a few short words: I Really Like The New Me!!

  
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MIKESRATT 4/8/2010 5:08PM

    that is fabulous! i'm so happy for you! just don't be like me and over do it now. emoticon

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1TOOMANY 4/8/2010 9:20AM

    AWESOME news from the cardiologist!! Congrats on your incredible work!!! This is so encouraging for me; I too can change my body for the better!!!

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VHALL89 4/7/2010 9:32PM

    That is great news! Congrats on having your hard work payoff in a big way. That is why I started this journey......to change my medical future. Thank you for sharing that it can make a big difference.

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DIANEG63 4/7/2010 8:32PM

  That is totally AWESOME!!!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 4/7/2010 8:15PM

    Great Job! That has to be such a great feeling to get that news from your doctor. And excellent job with the make up exercise. I too had to do that on Sunday because I had company and running around to do Saturday and felt like a slug.

Keep up the good work!


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