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It's time to grow up!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

OHHHH!! Is there some way to stamp my feet and throw a tantrum virtually!! That's what I feel like doing!! The past couple of days have been SO challenging!
In some ways I'm encouraged because the going got tough and I was able to stick to most of my new habits but...
I hate the feeling of wanting to soothe myself with food. I have been struggling with resentment towards a family member and even as I type this I can feel anger welling up inside of me. In the past I would find my place of comfort parked in front of the computer, playing games and eating. Avoiding life and my feelings as much as possible.
Because I don't want to end up back there....I need to face my feelings!

I DON'T WANT TO!!

*insert tantrum*.

Can't I just be a two year old for a day? No. Because then I'll end up right back where I
started and worse. So, here's to expressing my feelings, getting healthy and becoming more mature in the process. After all, I am 32. It's about time.

  
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NED333 9/14/2011 11:22AM

    Thanks ladies!! Last night was rough but I took your advice Heather1969 and went for a run. It felt so good and I was able to run so much easier and faster than a month ago. It was hard not to feel much better by the time I got home. Plus I had to run by the family members house on my route and was able to speak blessing over them as I ran by. It felt good to release my anger and do the opposite of what I was wanting to do.... Thanks again!

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RASCALSMOMMA 9/14/2011 8:35AM

    Do what motivates you to LOVE YOURSELF! emoticon

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HEATHER1969 9/13/2011 11:49PM

    YOU can do this.... you really can. Turn it around and go blow off some steam at the gym, pour all that anger and energy into a really heart pounding workout.... it actually makes you feel better ... PROMISE....

Plus when I have a get out my anger kind of workout I use positive mantras over and over and over to push out all those thoughts that are really ticking me off at the time.

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RUBBERSOUL65 9/13/2011 7:50PM

    Stick with it... this is not an easy journey, but the more you practice at it, the less difficult it will be. Don't punish yourself for having a rough few days, just start fresh. emoticon

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I did it!

Monday, September 05, 2011

I am exhausted!! Five full days of lines, animals, kids shows, rides, rodeo and lots of volunteer hours...
My whole family was here and all 17 of us (including kids aged 10 years to 9 months) are now recuperating. It's always bittersweet because you know the end of the fair is the end of summer break for us here. As much as I am looking forward to the routine of school, I really am going to miss the lazy, extremely fun days of summer.
The good news is...
I lost a pound! I am in complete and utter shock!!! I made some different choices and stuck to my plan but I in no way felt denied or that I didn't get to try everything I wanted to. It proves to me that it really isn't about dieting. This new 'healthy lifestyle' idea is really going to work! I am more than a little excited!

  
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RUBBERSOUL65 9/5/2011 8:50PM

    Awesome! Glad to hear it was a fun week for you, and that you were still successful!!

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TRENTDREAMER 9/5/2011 6:59PM

    :) good 4u! glad 2 hear that u lost the pound and that things are working for u.

continued success 2u!

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It's fair time....but I have a plan!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

So...it's fair time!! Around here, fair time has always meant lots of family time, rides, making memories and of course, indulging in far too many delectable, unhealthy treats! In years past, my focus would be on trying to get the most amount of food in to every day.

But this year...I have a plan.

Instead of every meal at the fairgrounds being crazy unhealthy I'm planning on packing fruit and veggies along and indulging in one or two things a day. My other plan is to share. I am fortunately married to a man who LOVES to share! It makes it easy to have just a bite of a caramel apple or split those horridly addicting mini donuts!

I'm also planning to stick with my workouts (getting up early has been working for me). Also, our local fair has some wonderful healthy options. There's a booth that serves "haystacks" which is really just a glorified taco salad and fruit smoothies as well as vegetarian options.

All in all, I'm looking forward to seeing how this year is going to differ from other years and how much I can stay on track! I'll report back after the five day extravaganza has finished (and yes, we go all five days) and all the out of town guests have departed!

  


It's WORKING!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I don't totally know why I'm so in shock...
I stepped on the scale this morning and I'm down another 2 pounds!! WHAAAT!!
It's been an amazing journey so far and tonight demonstrated how important this community is for me.
I was on a bike ride and had to come up a couple of large hills...it felt like mountains and I found myself chanting 'Just one pedal at a time...just one step at a time...it's not about the destination but the journey...' and do you know that I made it up both of those hills without stopping or walking!
It's a double whoo hoo day! Triple, if I count that my daughter made the bike trip down into town with me before the rest of the family picked her up and I biked back on my own. We talked about health and exercising and cardio.... She's only 7 but I feel like I'm passing on such amazing knowledge that I've gained through Sparkpeople instead of a bunch of body and self esteem issues.
I definitely feel the contagious optimism that I've picked up here gaining momentum and that makes me SO happy!!

  
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RUBBERSOUL65 8/27/2011 9:14AM

    Congratulations! It does feel good, doesn't it! emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 8/25/2011 3:30AM

    You are on a roll, keep up the good work and enjoy

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New to me....

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I haven't ever done anything like this before but in reading 'The Spark' it looks like the most successful "lifestyle changers" immersed themselves in this community. So here is my effort to give it my all and see how things progress.
I'm feeling such a difference already in the small changes I've made and absolutely agree that the momentum builds and builds. I'm surprised in how my attitude to try new things and dream of higher goals has changed. I've started biking and swimming. In past weight loss tries I've always just run on the treadmill and saw it as a weight loss necessity. I am now finding JOY in finding unique ways to be active. I have never ever enjoyed summertime more and even find myself looking forward to winter and the new activities I can try. I even found a great set of snow shoes on sale :) Loving this new life and planning on bringing my family with me. I can already see the changes in my kids (who don't have any weight problems as of now). They are loving the evening bike rides, the swims at the lakes and copying the strength moves when I train. My daughter even said she would love to train for a triathlon with me! LOVE IT!!

  
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WALKINGTHETALK 8/26/2011 9:31AM

    oh I'm jealous! I suggested to my almost 12 year old daughter that it would be fun to do a Try-a-Tri (mini-triathalon) race together next year and she looked at me like I'd grown 2 heads! Keep it up - the most important part of your journey is that you're bringing your kids along for the ride!

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JONICACALDWELL 8/23/2011 7:07PM

    That is fantastic. Be creative & motivated and you will reach your goals! I love snowshoeing!!! emoticon

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DEBINATOR3 8/23/2011 6:26PM

  I could not have explained the way I feel any better than that! You said it, girl! Good for you! Good for us!

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