Wednesday, July 30, 2014
my maintaining journey contnues, and for the most part is going pretty well.
i do still go over calories and neglect my exercise here and there, but after a few days of unhealthy behaviors, i feel yecky and that motivates me to get back on track.
my job has been very stressful and busy these days, which does not leave me much time to spark with friends, but i am faithful to enter my food and exercise daily, and try to give a little encouragement here and there, and catch up slightly in those moments.
i am walking, jogging park trails once a month or so now preparing for my september race for recovery. although, i will not be running it; i am hoping to jog most of it with fast walking in between. it is a 5K on presque isle in erie pa and celebrates the recovery of so many of us with addiction and/or mental health issues. i am looking forward to doing it again this year; last year was my first.
here are some pictures of my scenic trail today.
happy trails to you
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
this has been a birthday that i will not soon forget...
we went out on lake erie on a perch fishing charter, got chased in by a storm that was brewing, caught a fantastic lightning show and then the rain storm met us as we neared the shore and we got soaked.
came home to discover that lightening had struck our big pine tree outside our house and blew out our phones, cable, wi fi and tv. Praise God that it didn't blow up the propane tank or the house which were very close by.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
well, it's been almost 2 months now and I have been maintaining my weight loss pretty well. i've fluxuated 1 lb. here and there, but still weigh myself weekly or so to help me keep on track. if i have gone up a pound, it motivates me to be more careful of my calorie.
i feel like i have changed my lifestyle now, for the most part. if i do over eat, which i still do now and then, it feels uncomfortable and i do not go as overboard as i used to do. a few days of going over and i feel like a blimp, which motivates me to get back into portion, calorie control.
keeping up with exercise is pretty good too. i went for 4-5 days without my elliptical, just being busy and procrastinating, and i missed it. my elliptical and strength training help my mood so much which really motivates me to keep on keepin on. i feel so much better when i exercise.
spark has taught me so many good things. and u all continue to inspire me.
if i can do it, u can do it. we are in this together and we never have to do it alone.
so, keep on keepin on spark friends
Monday, May 05, 2014
i haven't blogged in a while, been overwhelmingly busy with work, my 10 hour work days seem to all run together and the weekends off fly by way too fast.
i wanted to share with you my silly pantyhose victory...
i have always been one of 'those people' who was born flexible. consequently, i have always been able to stand up and balance on one leg while putting my pantyhose on the other leg, then switch and do the opposite. i know, boo hiss... but i was born that way, sorry.
well, after gaining 30 lbs over these past few years, i was not able to do this anymore and it bothered me. in fact, i even joined curves once and when they asked why, that was one of my reasons - to be able to stand up and put my pantyhose on... weird, i know, but it's me - i admit i am weird.
i am balance on one leg again and puttin on those pantyhose and i am woohooin every time cause it feels so good.
it's those special little victories that i so enjoy - like being able to stoop down to open the bottom file drawer at work and not have to struggle and grab something to pull myself back up. now, i have muscles and i am in better shape to be able to stand right back up, another one of those woo hoo victories...
just wanted to share to give you a laugh,
to give you hope,
to let you know i am doing ok
it's all because of u
Thursday, April 10, 2014
today, the scales smiled a big smile - it said 160, my goal weight (i am 5'10")
i started spark the end of january 2013 at 190 lbs. and you all have taught me and encouraged me to eat healthier, limit portions, exercise, strengthen, share, connect, and persevere....
and, low and behold, it has paid off.
16 months ago, i would have never thought that i could loose 30 lbs. and feel so good.
thank you spark people. i owe it all to you, and to God for leading me to you and helping me too.
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