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Tough times

Monday, October 25, 2010

There are times in life when things happen that make you go UGH! emoticon emoticon
This past Friday was one of those days. My fiance was laid off from his job.
So the wedding we were planning, the apartment we were planning to move into, and a variety of other major decisions were put on hold. Any progress that was being made came to a screeching halt.
Now that I've had the weekend to digest it all, I can see that it's not the end of the world. It's still upsetting, but maybe it will open up an opportunity somewhere else.
I used to be a negative nancy type where I had the mentality that Anything that could go wrong, will.
I had that mindset because I had no self esteem, no motivation, and no positivity in my life.
So instead of crawling in a hole, I've been saying " It's no big deal.... it will happen when it's meant to happen."
Thanks to Sparkpeople for being the wonderful community that it is where I can meet people in similar situations.
Thanks to Sparkpeople for teaching me how to deal with my stress in positive ways instead of eating a pint of icecream.

  
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AQUAJANE 10/26/2010 1:27PM

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 10/26/2010 7:46AM

   

Definitely a bummer, but I agree Sparks is a great place to be able to vent and talk out your problems. There is always somebody there to give you a shoulder to lean on.

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0309COOKIE 10/25/2010 11:02PM

    Sorry to hear about this setback, but perhaps in the long run it will work out to your benefit.

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LIZZIECA55 10/25/2010 10:25PM

    Wow!! What a bummer but good for you for not drowning in that pint of ice cream. I'm sure things will work out; they always do. emoticon

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NUTKINNB 10/25/2010 10:16PM

    That's really rough, but it sounds like you're really looking at it and handling it in a good, constructive way. I don't know you, but I'm really proud of you for doing that because it's far from easy. Hopefully things come together for your fiance and he ends up doing something that he likes just as much if not more.
Congrats on skipping the pint! :)

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I feel comfortable in my own skin.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I remember six months ago how disgusted I was with myself. I was eating poorly, I was stressed out at my job, I didn't even know what exercise was aside from picking up the remote to turn on the tv after an exhausting day at work. I would go day to day just getting by and not really enjoying my life or anything in it. I didn't appreciate all the joyous people and things in it because I wasn't comfortable in my own skin.
I was seriously unhealthy. I was seriously stressed out and depressed.
But then something clicked, I was only 24 years old and I was not going to waste the "best years of my life" on barely being able to wake up in the morning. I had to figure out what I could continue to deal with and what I couldn't. I realized I needed a new job as the one I had was no longer fulfilling and I wasn't advancing as they had kept promising. So I stepped down from my position and continued there part-time as I looked for something else.
During the time I was searching for another job, I was also researching positive thinking and nutritional and fitness information. I figured that if I was going to make the change and go from being a sad sack to a happy and positive person, it had to be a complete 360 degree change.
So I picked up books like You on Diet and You Can Heal Your Life among others and I took tidbits of information that would serve me on my journey. I tried applying them everyday to my life. I overhauled what I ate, I overhauled how I thought, and I moved more and more. I committed to weighing myself daily. I committed to watching the food I put in my body. I came up against resistance from my fiance who is a soda drinker and a fast food junkie, but eventually he came around as he saw that my happiness also affected his happiness.

It's really true about Spark- you set something in motion with those around you when they see you go from being so low to being happy with yourself and treating yourself right.

We're all worthy of taking care of ourselves. We all set out to live for a purpose. Your purpose should be to take care of yourself and make yourself happy. Without that, you're no good to anyone else. It's not selfish.
I have a long way to go. I'm not going to say that there aren't days where I crave a cupcake. I'm not going to say that I don't still have negative self talk going through my head somedays. But I have gotten better on learning how to nuture myself.

  
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TRYN2MUCH 8/28/2010 7:08PM

    Hooray for you! It takes a lot of courage to make even the smallest change in life. Your willingness to make changes in job, eating, etc is huge! Best wishes to you on the journey of change and self-discovery and I applaud you for remembering there will be good and bad days but to continue on.

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LIZZIECA55 8/24/2010 12:33PM

    What an inspirtational blog. I like it!!

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MARY1313 8/24/2010 1:15AM

    CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!! You did the most important thing, you took the first step in positive thinking and positively making lifestyle changes! You go girl!

Mary

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WEGENERCS 8/23/2010 7:38PM

    You got it going, girl! Proud of you!!!

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Weight Loss Quotes

Thursday, August 05, 2010

One should eat to live, not live to eat. ~Cicero, Rhetoricorum LV

Reality check: you can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight. At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems. You will still have the same husband, the same job, the same kids, and the same life. Losing weight is not a cure for life. ~Phillip C. McGraw, The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom, 2003

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. ~Peter De Vries

  
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DOGSTARDADDY 8/16/2010 6:10PM

    Good quotes.. Now to make them stick!

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LIZZIECA55 8/6/2010 12:19PM

    Great words to live by. Thanks for sharing.

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VICIOUS421 8/6/2010 4:34AM

    So very true thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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MARY1313 8/5/2010 11:58PM

    I have been meaning to get Dr. Phil's book. and that is so true! My life will still be my life. Also, I know I am self medicating with food. thanks for reminding me about this book. I'll get it tomorrow!

Mary

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Inspiration from the furbabies....

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I've adopted two dogs. One very recently and the other last year. I've found that they motivate me to get more exercise as they need two walks a day and they like to go to the park and to the dog beach. I love being able to spend time with them and enjoy the exercise that I can get while playing with them.

Make it fun and it becomes that much easier!

  
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LIZZIECA55 8/6/2010 12:18PM

    Good for you. What cute little babies you have and they ARE good motivation. I just adopted a little 2 month old puppy just a week ago.

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0309COOKIE 8/6/2010 12:44AM

    Oh, your little furbabies are so cute! How adorable!

Cookie

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MARY1313 8/5/2010 11:57PM

    Oh they are soooo cute! yep they need you to exercise with them for sure! and it is really fun with the babies! Good for you!

Mary

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SARAHCAT24 8/5/2010 11:42PM

    Your furbabies are adorable! I have to agree. My boys keep me moving when sometimes I'd rather just be watching TV.

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ERMYLIFE 8/5/2010 11:36PM

    What cute little fur babies! Lucky dogs and You!

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Starting....

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The hardest part is starting to implement the changes that you know you need to make. Here I am @ my current weight of 233 lbs.

I have a long way to go. So I'm posting a pic now and will go back and edit in a pic when I've lost enough to reach my goal of 187.

  
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PUDLECRAZY 7/29/2010 5:53PM

    Love your photo and I look forward to watching your progress. You can do it and will do it, and we'll be here cheering you on.
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Chris

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LIZZIECA55 7/29/2010 11:49AM

    We're all here for you AND we're in it to win it. Have a healthy day.

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APATRICIAO521 7/29/2010 7:42AM

    You can sooo do it! Good luck!

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0309COOKIE 7/29/2010 12:52AM

    Good luck! I'll be rooting for you.

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MARY1313 7/28/2010 11:17PM

    You go girl! So what if you have a long way, you will have more energy when you lose some and get used to exercising! I believe in you and I hope you do too!

Mary

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