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maintaining

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
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ADIRONDACKMOM 7/31/2014 2:15PM

    You are looking forward and not behind--- keep up the good work! Lovely photos! Best wishes on your journey..... Keep sparkin'

Thanks for sharing!!!

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WHYNOTJ1 7/31/2014 7:46AM

    Nice pics--keep up the great work. Remember that awesome scenery and how good you feel when you stick with your plan! The busier I am, the more I need my healthy routines and workouts.

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LACEYKYLE 7/30/2014 6:16PM

    I wouldn't want to run that beautiful trail and miss out on the scenery. Keep up the good work!!

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JAMBABY0 7/30/2014 4:35PM

    very pretty, thanks for sharing

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THEEXERCISER 7/30/2014 4:35PM

    Way to go! After the days that I slip up I feel icky too. That also motivates me to get back on track as well .

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interesting birthday, lightning and all

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.

  
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LINDA! 6/25/2014 10:37PM

    I am so sorry about the lightning. PTL that things were not as bad as they could have been,

BTW, Happy Birthday!! emoticon

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GRANJERRY1 6/25/2014 8:24PM

    Praise the Lord that you are safe & sound!!!

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/25/2014 7:54PM

    Wow... so glad that you are safe!

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/25/2014 6:35PM

    Wow! So happy no one was injured.

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BYEPOUNDS 6/25/2014 5:14PM

    Best to you!

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RHOOK20047 6/25/2014 4:49PM

    The Lord was with you guys on your house for sure. Praise Jesus. Same to see that happen to such a mature tree. Prayers of thanksgiving for you guys.

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maintaining

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
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GRANJERRY1 6/7/2014 5:15AM

    That's simply great news Cheryl.... Keep going......
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SURVIVOR61 6/6/2014 3:36PM

    Awesome!! Thanks for sharing. And do keep post it notes around as reminders to get on the elliptical, it is so easy to get lulled into a false sense of security after we reach maintenance. It is so important that we keep up with our exercise and not skip it, but keep up with a regular schedule just as we did to lose the weight.

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SWEETNEEY 6/6/2014 10:46AM

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WHYNOTJ1 6/5/2014 12:59PM

    Wonderful! Keep up the great work! And thank you for the spark goodie!

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WATERONE 6/5/2014 7:24AM

    emoticon Happy 2 month maintenance anniversary! emoticon

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/5/2014 2:57AM

    emoticon on two months! Great job~!

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CALLIECURTIS5 6/4/2014 11:40PM

    You are doing emoticon Keep up the good work.

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LINDA! 6/4/2014 9:57PM

    You are such a great motivator!

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my pantyhose victory

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.
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i wanted to share with you my silly pantyhose victory... emoticon

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. emoticon

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. emoticon

well,
i am balance on one leg again and puttin on those pantyhose and i am woohooin every time cause it feels so good. emoticon

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... emoticon

just wanted to share to give you a laugh, emoticon
to give you hope, emoticon
to let you know i am doing ok emoticon
and
it's all because of u emoticon

  
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WATERONE 5/15/2014 4:21PM

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JULIAMOONCHILD 5/14/2014 3:50PM

    I am absolutely positive that I could not put them pantyhose on while standing up even if I weighed a ton less than I do! Balance? Me? Oh no! No way!!! In fact, if cops ever pulled me over and asked me to get out and walk a straight line, I wud fall over trying ------ and I don't even drink!

But since you have always had balance, yet lost it fer a while but have now gained it back due to losing weight and exercising like crazy, I SALUTE YOU!!!!

Seriously, that is no small accomplishment. Not at all!!!! It is something BIG and obviously meaningful to you and you have ever reason to be proud of the effort you put into making it your reality again. It is awesome!

I think we all have our own "woohoo!" moments that we look forward to experiencing again. One of mine is wearing a particular skirt again (one that I could not get over my hips right now, but I am keeping it until THAT day), and another is being able to walk about 8 to 10 miles and not feel DEAD afterward. LOL, right now I'd feel dead after 1/2 mile.

So celebrate that panyhose balancing act VICTORY. It is huge. It is awesome. It is sooooooo YOU ....... and YOU are so worth CELEBRATING!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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WHYNOTJ1 5/6/2014 7:50AM

    Awesome! That is a great feeling!

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TORTISE110 5/6/2014 6:09AM

    I love that you have reclaimed your panty hose trick! And balance is pretty darn important so kudos to you even on days you aren't wearing panty hose (-:

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MYTURNNOW2013 5/5/2014 9:16PM

    emoticon Little things mean a lot!

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CHERYL_ANNE 5/5/2014 9:00PM

    Hurray for you!

Sometimes I put on hosiery standing up, sometimes I have to sit down. Just depends if I'm having one of the weeble-fail days, where I fall off my own feet. :D

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got to my goal today, woohoo!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

today, the scales smiled a big smile - it said 160, my goal weight (i am 5'10") emoticon

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. emoticon

16 months ago, i would have never thought that i could loose 30 lbs. and feel so good. emoticon

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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CALLIECURTIS5 5/5/2014 8:28PM

    I am impressed once again!!!! you GO GURRRRRRL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CALLIECURTIS5 4/12/2014 9:18AM

    I can only imagine how emoticon you feel and look. I am jealous as I want that feeling back. I know you have worked very hard. Are you going to post "before and after" pics? You have inspired me. emoticon again, too emoticon

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LINDA! 4/11/2014 11:51PM

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WATERONE 4/11/2014 7:34PM

    emoticon emoticon This is wonderful news. So excited for you, I'm doing a happy dance.

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WHYNOTJ1 4/11/2014 8:06AM

    Wow, awesome! emoticon

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/10/2014 11:10PM

    This is awesome, my wonderful, beautiful dearest Sista! I am so delighted and happy for you and could just hug ya to pieces! You did a fantastic job .... and just think, we both over came those cookies a year ago ..... those wretched girl scout cookies. LOL!

You have impressed me always - The way you carry on in spite of troubling issues that come up from time to time - No matter what, you always continue moving forward. And now you are in that special, yet still challenging area called maintenance - But you will succeed in this new arena the same way you managed to get to this wonderful day - Through hard work, sincere dedication, perseverance and "TRUE GRIT"! And darlin' you got plenty of that!!!

Love ya to pieces and so very, very proud of your amazing accomplishment!!!

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IWANT2DOTHIS1X 4/10/2014 9:04PM

    Congrats! What a huge accomplishment!

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144AUTUMN 4/10/2014 8:18PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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JAMBABY0 4/10/2014 8:15PM

    good for you, now keep it off, you can do it

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