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I only....

Monday, February 03, 2014

lost 6 of the 10 pounds I wanted to lose last month. And I spent 2 days being disappointed about it. Then I realized, there's no "I only" to this at all. This is a very big "I Did It" moment!

Here's what I DID:
lost 6 pounds
had a month of NO gained weight
logged in over 500 fitness minutes
was consistent with coming on to SparkPeople to log food & fitness & check in with teams & friends
was at the gym so frequently, the desk staff knows my name before swiping my card
swam so much, I'm a "regular" with the other early bird swimmers
continued consistency into the month of February

I must, you must, we must change our thinking from "I only" to "I did"!! It's so much more fun & it is TRUTH!

Have a wonderful Spark-tacular day Spark Friends!!
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SUZCQT 3/27/2014 4:25PM

    Very Very well done, I admire the turn around in your attitude once you thought about all the great things you did accomplish. looking forward to sharing the journey with you and hopefully your positive attitude will rub off onto me. :) keep up the great work!!! emoticon emoticon

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NHES220 2/7/2014 10:18AM

    Well done! 6 lbs gone. That is a great accomplishment. Keep it up!
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MAWMAW101 2/7/2014 9:31AM

    Thank you for that lesson today. I know lots of us need to be reminded often.
You did a great job for "just" one month.
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SNS1968 2/3/2014 8:49AM

    6 pounds in a month is pretty darn good. Much better than 6 pounds the other way!

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RIDLEYRIDER 2/3/2014 8:19AM

  Keep up the great work!!! emoticon

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WDIPIM 2/3/2014 7:17AM

  that's the way - think of the positive. don't put pressure on yourself. You can do it!

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You know you're making progress when....

Monday, January 20, 2014

...the front desk at the gym knows your name before they swipe your card!

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TIGER_LILY_613 1/23/2014 11:15AM

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NHES220 1/23/2014 9:08AM

    That is progress!
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MAWMAW101 1/23/2014 5:04AM

    Awesome.... emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 1/20/2014 9:08AM

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ZOSBOS 1/20/2014 8:55AM

    Excellent! emoticon

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Easy Come, Easy Go....some things more than others!

Friday, January 03, 2014

So I'm suffering from sudden onset of sticker shock....
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Just got home from the orthodonist with my 13 year old son....
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Not sure the number I just looked at is even real....
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I totally picked the wrong profession.
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The good news is that this definitely puts a kink in the eating out and/or ordering a last minute pizza and that's
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MAWMAW101 1/4/2014 12:20AM

    I love the way you found the good even in the unexpected amount.
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NEWLEAF2013 1/3/2014 12:14PM

    Awww....thank you, Coop! If there is one thing I have learned, it is that the good Lord really does provide. God is good...all the time...and He's been amazing to my family!
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And, honestly, braces are small potatoes compared to what other parents & children deal with.

I just know the look on my face must have been hilarious because the ortho assistant started to speak faster & faster.....I think to get me out of the office before it all really hit me.
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COOP9002 1/3/2014 12:02PM

    Sorry to hear about the surprise. May the Father bless you with His provision.

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Take Time

Thursday, January 02, 2014

It's been a busy 2 weeks with Christmas and New Year's. The break has flown by! But it's been GREAT and I wouldn't trade any of it for anything. I am going to do something different today than I normally do when I'm home with the kids. I'm heading out for a desperately needed haircut and a pedicure AND I'm going to ENJOY it! It's taken a long time for me to realize that it's okay to take time for ME. I've learned that it's not selfish or greedy. It's actually important because it's rejuvenating and makes it WAY easier to deal with all the "MOOOOMMMM!! She's in my room again!", "No, I'm NOT...I'm in your DOORWAY!", and "MOTHERRRRR!! He's breathing in my general direction WITHOUT brushing his teeth!" emoticon

So, if you're one of those self-inflicted martyr-moms, like I was, who thinks she'll miss some groundbreaking event by taking one...yes ONE...hour of time away from the hectic home, I'm here to tell you STOP doing that to yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Trust me...your kids will still love you and your home will still be there...well, I don't really know YOUR kids, so maybe I shouldn't promise the whole "home still being there" thing.... emoticon

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KLONG8 1/3/2014 11:47AM

    Enjoy your well-deserved time for you! A pedicure is a great gift, isn't it? And let's ROCK 2014!

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ELRIDDICK 1/2/2014 10:22AM

  Thanks for sharing

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WHY?!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Why do I complain, moan, groan, and make excuses about exercising when I know that I feel SO INCREDIBLE when I'm done??

Why?? WHy?? WHY???

Memo to February: You swept the awards with "Month of Least Exercise", "Month of Most Sporadic Tracking" and "Month of Most Complaining, Task Avoidance, and Griping". Congratulations. Enjoy the One Hit Wonder rise & fall. You'll be unrecognizeable in a year...and so will I. emoticon

  
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STARSUB99 2/27/2013 2:45PM

    Focus on the positive - the feeling you have when its over - that's what I do when I'm procrastinating on getting my sweat on! Focus on the end game and its easier to get going....

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JACREN 2/25/2013 11:53PM

    I'm right there with you on that one.
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MARY0825 2/23/2013 11:42AM

    I have always had that problem but this time I'm actually following the advice to commit to 10 minutes a day. That just seemed like too little to me before. But, the hardest part is getting started and I have a much easier time getting started if I know I can stop after 10 minutes. It seems kind of like a silly trick on myself that I shouldn't fall for but it works for me. Most days I keep going after 10 minutes but I don't feel like I have failed if I do stop after 10. :-) I'm still not loving exercise but my goal is to keep at it and, like you, to remind myself how much better it feels when I exercise AND when I keep my promises to myself!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 2/23/2013 8:52AM

    I do the same thing, and constantly remind myself how much better I feel.

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