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time to stop making excuses

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Well this week wasnt the best of weeks for me. It did consist of exercise and a fair bit , it also consisted of unhealthy eating followed by that inner voice telling me "just start fresh tomorrow" well its time for me to give my head a shake , if i keep going down the same path then very soon i will simply run out of Tomorrows. Like seriously what am i waiting for, maybe a heart attack, or diabetes . Its time to start making better choices. Why is it so hard this time, i did so well for soooo long the first time and i want that so bad i can taste it lol. I'm not saying this week was a total loss but it could have been better i had decided that on Saturday i would give it my all for 2 straight weeks well I'm starting the challenge i set for myself a day or two late but i guess its better then not starting at all. I'm going to give it all i have. I will not Let food consume me rather i will consume it in a healthy and beneficial manner. its fuel for my body and not for my mere pleasure. My stomach isnt a grave yard for sugar filled empty calories. My body doesnt need this stuff even though my brain tells me other wise. It needs vitamins and healthy mineral, and assortment of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and dairy products. It needs to be loved , nourished and exercised daily so that it will carry me to a long prosperous life instead of the short life that I'm currently set it up for. Its time to snap back to reality. Sorry fast food chains its time for me to bid farewell to you and time to say hello to healthy home cooked recipes. I'm not going to continue to pay you to slowly hammer another nail into my coffin. I'm taking back my life and unzipping the fat suit for good. Goodbye unhealthy body hello new improved healthy me.

  
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BARBARAROSE54 11/14/2011 8:26PM

    sorry I'm so late getting here.

I know you can do it, hope today turned into a successful one. YOu've done so good, you just keep on working it !

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SWEETPEA1949 11/14/2011 9:16AM

    Lesley you can do..I believe in you...you did it before and you will do it again...Just keep that picture of you handy....wow you looked awesome...i know and believe with all my heart you will do it again
watch out moms coming soon..i will whoop you into shape girl..Have a good day hon...Love you

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RAINBOWMF 11/13/2011 11:45PM

    emoticon there's my Girl!
Go Lesley Go.

emoticon we know you can and will.

I believe in you!

Take this year out with a Bang.

Love Mary

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LOLAJO54 11/13/2011 9:12PM

    right on!

I believe you can do it...

starting is the first step

go Lesley go!
love the quote


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Did I do it???

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Good afternoon fellow sparklers, how is everyone feeling today? Today I'm feeling BEAT ........but did i do it????you betcha baby what a way to start off November. As many of you know i have been doing alot of walking. Things here in Sudbury are very stretched out so you need to take a bus or car ,or if your name is Lesley you walk lol. One day i decided for something to do i would walk from my house to the store where my husband works ,for me that would be 7.5 k walk now for many of the more fit spark buddies that might be nothing specially for those who arent as heavy as i weighing in at around 291, not to mention there are alot of hills to climb along the way making the walk all that more challenging. Well when i first ventured out that day i did in about 90 mins wow didnt i feel great about it. Then as time went on i walked it every week then twice a week. Well last week i did the walk 3 times putting in about 25 k of walking in total . I felt great i had been working so hard. Last night i was talking online to a friend and i told her that one day I'm making it my goal to not just walk one way and get a ride or bus home but i would would walk both there and back. Well today i woke up and thought "why not make today be that day" then i said to myself"girl you must be crazy , your really going to walk 15 k in one day at your weight" again i replied back to myself " sure why not , and if i cant at least i tried " so this morning at just after 9 am i ventured out. I walked and walk and walked some more. Finally after 3 long tiring hours i arrived back home safe and sound and in one piece. I still cant believe that i just walked 15k in about 3 hrs time well except for the fact that my feet are now screaming to put them up and relax so thats what i intend on doing. I also feel good about what i did. It wasn't an easy task thats alot of walking for one day but i wanted to do something more today, i wanted to push myself a little out of that comfort zone and see just what i was capable of when it comes down to it and guess what I DID IT BABY

  
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BARBARAROSE54 11/1/2011 7:17PM

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I am truly impressed at what lengths you are going to get your weight off and become healthy.

Now pamper those feet !

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SWEETPEA1949 11/1/2011 6:52PM

    Lesley i am so very proud of you....you put your mind to walking that distance and you did it...You believed in yourself...Dont ever under estimate what you are capable of doing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOLAJO54 11/1/2011 5:26PM

    Lesley woohoo !!!!
You did do it!!
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You are just amazing --- I am proud of you --

You are our winner

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RAINBOWMF 11/1/2011 2:46PM

    emoticon emoticon Lesley, you said you could and you did. How proud does that make you feel?

You are going to emoticon the heck out of November, what a great start.

Now rest girl, you deserve it.

I am so happy for you.

Hugs Mary

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BEACHWALKER86 11/1/2011 2:21PM

    Awesome job, Lesley!! Pamper your feet now; they deserve it. The regimen my podiatrist recommended is this: soak your feet for 10 minutes (while soaking try to flex and point each foot several times); do runner's stretch on each foot/leg for a 10 count per leg; massage each foot for 5 minutes (focus on rubbing from the heel to the toe when you do this) then ice each foot for 15 minutes. Your feet will thank you!
You are an inspiration!
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CIRCE_NOT_XL 11/1/2011 2:00PM

    Wow~~~! That's amazing! Good on you for believing in yourself and for not letting that little voice talk you out of this! Take a rest because you've earned that!

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saw these and thought of you Mary

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LOLAJO54 10/24/2011 9:36PM

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RAINBOWMF 10/24/2011 9:00PM

    Very good Lesley, I love them.
Be the Change is excellent.

Hugs Mary

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BARBARAROSE54 10/24/2011 5:03PM

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RRP546 10/24/2011 4:35PM

  very nice

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MUMMYUK2 10/24/2011 4:34PM

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determination or just plain craziness lol

Monday, October 24, 2011

So last night before heading to bed i decided i would go for my 7.5 k walk in the morning after my daughter got off to school. well when the first alarm went off for my hubby it sounded like rain outside and i thought ohhh no not rain to hamper my walk today. I then thought i will go back to sleep till my alarm and maybe the weather will have changed. Well when i got up it was still raining...not as hard mind you but still raining. well once my daughter went to school i made the decision that i would go rain or shine and at worst i would bring an umbrella with us in case it picked up again. Well 9 am came and it looked like the rain had stopped so we laced up our shoes and off we left. Well about 30 mins into the 80 mins walk it started to rain and not just a light rain but it was pouring down. We had a choice keep going, turn back and go home or catch the bus. well we decided to keep going and it rained all the way there. when we arrived at the mall i was a soggy mess and cold to boot. Luckily my husband was working and offered us a ride home. Once home i had a hot shower and put some dry clothes on . I have been chilled the rest of the day. Do i regret it, ABSOLUTELY NOT. In fact even though the rain was coming down i smiled the whole way there. i would do it again in a heart beat. It sucked been soggy but it felt great knowing i was doing my heart and body good. I feel proud of the walk i did. Now if i can walk in the pouring rain then I'm sure you can up and do something good for you body too

  
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WISHWHISPER 10/24/2011 10:15PM

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RAINBOWMF 10/24/2011 8:55PM

    I always said no one will melt in the rain. NO, it is not the nices to walk in but your heart doesn't know it is raining so you did a good thing for it.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so proud of you.

BUT where was your hat? emoticon emoticon

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    Good job!! You didn't let that weather stop you, that's emoticon

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You never know who you might inspire

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I was very proud of Marissa today. You see she is pretty picky when it comes to meat and such specially chicken and fish i have made chicken a 100 ways and still she wouldnt eat well this week she ate chicken and fish and didnt fuss at all. So if that wasn't something already to be proud about we told her she could get a treat tonight at tim hortons. Well when we went to the drive thru she shocked us all when she chose yogurt and berries instead of a donut. I was stunned what a great choice she made and she has been making ALOT of great choices when it comes to eating healthy she even eats grapefruit no sugar and she told me the other day that she wants to watch tv less as its not healthy i was like huh"what have you done with my daughter" lol i guess just by setting a good example for her and educating her she is changing her ways too. she even told me i need to start forcing her to drink more water because she isnt drinking 8 glasses of water a day. If i only had to pick one person in my life to offer inspiration to it would be my daughter. So that she will grow up to make healthy choices and so she would lead a healthy lifestyle so she wouldnt have to suffer through the wealth of health problems that follow obesity and so she wouldnt have to live with some of the things myself and many overweight people endure on a regular basis. I want her to know she is beautiful. I want her to look in the mirror and love her just the way i love her. I want her to be proud of herself and her accomplishments and i want her to grow up always BELIEVING in herself and her abilities . I want her to know anything is possible if you have a dream and i want her to have the confidence that i lacked largely due to my weight. way to go Kiddo you make your family very proud.

  
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SWEETPEA1949 9/29/2011 10:09PM

    Oh my gosh Lesley..as i read your blog tears started running down my face.....I am so proud of Marissa and the choices she is making...She is such a beautiful girl..She hs endured through alot of things and is coming out amazingly..In school , her healthy choices of eating and getting out and walking and exercising with you....You have been such an inspitation to her..I love you Marissa and you make me one proud grandma..Cant wait to see you again..I miss you..I love you too Lesley and the awesome job you and Mike are doing...Keep up the good work as a family emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 9/29/2011 9:19PM

    I'm so proud of you for paving the way to Marissa living a healthier lifestyle !

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LOLAJO54 9/29/2011 7:51PM

    hey i read this blog and left a comment --what happened ...

Well glad you said something ...

I loved reading this and told you that you should tell Marissa she is a princess for the day for being so grown up and making healthy choices..

Think I remember writing--- Marissa gets the I am so AWESOME award for making that tough descion to go healthy

hugs for you for being the great inspiration you are!!!



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INDICARGIRL 9/29/2011 12:29AM

  Inspiring and encouraging blog thank you. I'm hoping my efforts in the exercise and healthy eating department will rub off on my son.
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RAINBOWMF 9/29/2011 12:08AM

    I knew you were making the right choice getting Marissa involved in all your healthy walks and talking to her about healthy eating, she is one smart little angel, I was going to say cookie but that did not seem appropriate.
She makes you proud like you make us proud.

I love this blog, thanks for sharing.

Hugs Mary

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