Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I just went through and read some old blogs of mine. I inspired myself. There is one that I wrote when I reached goal on my one year anniversary date here on SP. I didn't realize that my own daughter left a comment.
There is so much encouragement that comes from participating spark people. I really appreciate the last almost six years.
Thanks, again, Sparkpeople, for helping me to get healthy!
Monday, April 15, 2013
As I watched my mom go down hill, I realized it began when she stopped moving and eating right. She passed away in October and I've been reflecting on my habits. I do workout, but my eating was slipping back into old habits.
Sooo.....I stepped on the scales this morning, closed my eyes, looked down and opened my eyes. I also opened my mind to reality. I am several pounds up past my 'high' number -- you know, that number that wakes you up and makes you work hard to lose those extra pounds.
I refuse to face my 60th BD feeling bad about myself. I really do have to log my food to stay in control and I'm thankful for the SP food tracker.
I started this morning on SP and read some articles under "Motivation" and the articles really helped get my mind in a healthy frame of mind.
I'm ready, I'm excited and I will succeed! Have a great week!
Monday, August 02, 2010
After gaining a few pounds, I started reading motivation articles here on SP to get me back on track. My plan is working very well and I'm doing very well now. Even though I am very active on SparkPeople and eating very healthy and exercising regularly, I was eating foods that were not good for me also, thus the weight gain.
When trying to refocus, the articles are a great start. But I have to admit, it is the motivational articles from SP members that help me the most. I like reading about what steps they took to get where they are going. It always starts with baby steps and before you know it, they are running to their goals. Then I get to read how they are feeling when meeting their goals. I'm so glad that I know how that feels. It is absolutely wonderful when you feel strong and healthy, especially when you are 56 years old! I feel better physically then I did in my 20's, 30's and even 40's!!!
And I don't ever want to lose that feeling...
Monday, July 19, 2010
I haven't blogged in a long time, but here goes.
This morning I woke up with an awful headache and was feeling very "slow" (no energy). I made it to work and I didn't feel like doing my workout, but I have a rule. The one Sparkguy recommends - the 10 Minute Rule.
I started my workout determined to get in at least 10 minutes. The more I did, the better I felt. Before I knew it, I had that familiar spring in my step and really enjoying my music! I got a 20 minute workout completed and will hit the pool this evening.
10 minutes - just commit to exercising for 10 minutes and I can just about guarantee that you will do more. And you will feel great!
Monday, February 01, 2010
...Oh yes I did!!! Made it to work just fine. I noticed immediately that there was ice right outside the car door. I carefully stepped over it, took another step and WHAM!!! Down I went. I fell on my bad hip, but I bounced back up. I laughed when as I was bouncing back up because I was so happy that I workout and take care of myself. After all...I am 55 years old so it could have been bad. After I got to the office, I worked out for 20 minutes.
This fall was actually good for me. I've been messing up and could not seem to get back on track. I kept trying and I believe that is why I have not gained a lot of weight back. But I was so thankful that I wasn't hurt, that I've decided that if I could pick myself up after a hard fall, then I can pick myself up and get my focus back.
I love giving support to others, but I realized this morning that I need to give myself some support too.
Best to You!
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