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the plan for the plan

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Most people whose blogs I follow have some kind of plan they follow, and they are doing well. Lately I feel like I am just floundering around gaining and losing the same few pounds.
So I think it is time for me to form some kind of plan, I think it should be a daily one set every morning.
So today's plan...track my food, nothing processed, spend at least an hour on housework, drink water, do my cooking for the week, spend some time doing stretches and get on gazelle for awhile. I also need some time for meditating.
Ok that's the plan, and I am sticking to it.

  
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ELISADENK 8/22/2011 9:11PM

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MEXGAL1 8/21/2011 10:27AM

    I think you are right. Seems like the successful folks have a plan. Good for you to outline your plan and even better to make it public. the best thing I think you can do is to track your food on sparks. I was wondering why I can't lose the 5 lbs i want to and looked back to the begining of the year on my tracker to get a sense of why. It was obvious that I am eating at a low calorie basic for the most part but then have cheat high days. what i see is that overall it's a good plan for maintaining but not for losing. so if i want to lose those 5 (which i only wanted to do as a cushion for vacation) i will have to not have cheat days. oh well today will be a cheat day as it is our 23rd wedding anniversary. will be having a drink today to celebrate.
Best of everything to you and keeping with your plan.
Sallie

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PARKERB2 8/21/2011 9:38AM

    My plan for today is the drink my water. Will do that and then add another good habit to my plan later in the week. Your plan sounds like it will be a good one to help you accomplish your goals.

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out of control

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I ate processed food yesterday... special K chips...almost a whole box. I am sitting here trying to figure out what happened that made me do it. I think it must have been worry about Bella. I knew something was not right with the way she was acting. We brought her to vet today and she has an infection that spread to her paw. I feel so guilty about doing this to her.(the surgery) That must be what drove me to eat like that. This has not happened for awhile, I am getting better about stopping and thinking before I go running for the kitchen, but not this time.

  
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SOFT_VAL67 8/20/2011 10:16PM

    Our pets being sick can have that effect on us. Sparky was doing so much better, but has developed a heat rash or dry skin or something and now I am having to put medicine on him, I hope your dog feels better soon and I thank you for the comments on my blog.
I have been low down the last few days, thanks for knowing what I mean. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 8/20/2011 8:17PM

    sorry about Bella. forgive yourself and move foward. we all make errors. I still find comfort in food and struggle with it.....but it's good to reconize it and move on and make better plans next time.
Have a great rest of the week end.
Sallie

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Day Off

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Today is my day off and I must get some kind of exercise in. I missed my yoga class yesterday, and I felt this nagging guilt hanging over me all night.
Bella came through her surgery fine. Now we have to wait for lab results to see what stage cancer it was. If it is stage 3 I will be so sorry I put her through all this.
My mother wants to go out for lunch today. I need to be really careful, I have not lost anything since I got home. I am 165-167 , one or the other everyother day. I am tracking, but I think I am going overboard on fruit at night. Everything is so good this time of year.

  
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KIYOSHI04 9/5/2011 12:56PM

    i did read this when you first posted but couldnt comment. i am glad that she is okay.

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ELISADENK 8/17/2011 5:42PM

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MEXGAL1 8/17/2011 9:59AM

    Glad to hear that Bella came through okay. Hope the cancer isn't bad.

I know it's so hard to get back on track with both exercise and eating right after a time off. But you can do it and you will feel so better for it!

I know what you mean about the fruit. Even though I have been eating low calories to try and lose 5 lbs before i leave on our big trip, I have been eating a lot of fruit. I can't believe how much fruit can effect weight loss.........but it must be what is keeping the weight on me. So today I am going to cut back on it.
We can do this....let's get going!
Have a great day.
Sallie

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tomorrow

Monday, August 15, 2011

My dog is having surgery tomorrow to remove 2 cancerous tumors. I have great faith that everything will work the way it is suppose to. It will be really hard in the morning when I can not feed her, she is going to be very upset and I am not looking forward to the sobbing that is going to be going on.
I went to the gym today. I guess I am getting back into the swing of it all again. I really want to be in the 150's for my 20th anniversary, which is in Oct. That is my new goal.

  
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ELISADENK 8/15/2011 11:34PM

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SOFT_VAL67 8/15/2011 9:48PM

    As you may remember, I went thru the same thing a month ago, my Sparky had to have two surgeries in one, of course, he didnt have cancerous tumors, and I pray your dog will be fine.
He did have to be neutered and have a hernia repair.
He did just fine, a little infection a few days after I brought him home, but with antibiotics and medicine, he is doing great now.
I was a nervous wreck that whole night and when I went to pick him up the next morning, I didnt breathe again until I had him in my arms.
If you need to bend an ear, I am here, good luck to you and the little one.

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MEXGAL1 8/15/2011 8:37PM

    Hope doggie does well. I know it's stressful...they are like family.
good for you to get into the exercise.
You can make your goal for your 20th...yes you can!
Best of everything.
Sallie

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KIYOSHI04 8/15/2011 8:32PM

    thinking of you both.

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DOLPHINFAN1334 8/15/2011 7:39PM

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY FOR YOUR DOG!! emoticon

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Back in the Saddle

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All right it was really hard to stop eating yesterday when I was at my calorie limit. I think I am still on Italy time, I am so tired, and I can not stop thinking about food. I went out this weekend to get some stuff like we ate at the relatives houses, yuck...nothing taste the same.
I made myself an exercise chart for the week. Monday was an hour walk, which I did on the beach, Tuesday was yoga. Now today is my day off and it is suppose to be gym day. I am sorry to say I have not been to the gym for weeks, this is going to be hard.
I am still working on adding pictures to my gallery, every once in awhile one will go on. I had some great pictures of food I want to share with you guys. I will keep trying.

  
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ELISADENK 8/10/2011 7:26PM

    Wonderful Plan of Action! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 8/10/2011 9:27AM

    It is always so hard to get back into the swing of things after vacation. I am sure you are still suffering from jet lag. You will get back to yourself soon I hope.
We leave in 21 days and I am counting down. Yesterday I really blew it and my DH and I went out and I broke down and had a couple of beers and ribs. Not what I wanted to do...I had told myself no drinking this month and am trying to lose a few pounds before we go away. Well I had a little talk with myself this morning and pulled out a calendar which I will be crossing off the days until we leave. I am going to give myself a star for everyday of not drinking and eating right and one for 10000 steps. I will see if I can stay on plan for the next 21 days. Wish me well.
Have a great day.
Sallie

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BAKER1009 8/10/2011 7:18AM

    It sounds like you're making a good effort! Keep it up and things will begin to fall back into place for you. You can so do this!!
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MIMIDOT 8/10/2011 7:10AM

    Hope you get to the gym. Todays the day to start back at it!

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