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This is who I am

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Weight loss is hard work. Maintaining weight loss is hard work. They require focus and attention. A fellow maintainer told me that she considered weight maintainance and following a different lifestyle a part time vocation. She might be right. I will be working hard at this the rest of my life if I want to keep looking and feeling how I do. However right now I know this is who I am. I have kept my wieght in a healthy range for about a year now. Working out is a firm habit. Making smart food choices is a firm habit. The problem isn't my main choices, it's the extras that tempt me. I really believe I am a different person than the woman who woke up 2 and 1/2 years ago to a broken unhealthy body. I really believe I am going to be able to continue to be the new me.

  
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RURAL3 1/22/2010 5:00PM

    You are so right. I believe that maintenance is harder than losing. We prove that by regaining weight we have lost before. Here's to our continued success. emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/19/2010 2:17PM

    emoticon It's ingrained in you now. You realize from where you came and you Love where you are! You won't ever go back! emoticon

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TERI99 1/19/2010 9:11AM

    Of course you are!! Living a healthy lifestyle is just that -- LIFE style, for life! With your positive outlook, you won't go back!

Whenever I get overwhelmed by life and start to inch back to my old ways, I catch myself quick. I have "yoyo-ed" a few times, but each time, I jump back on track sooner. I am hoping that this was the last time I have to jump back on track. (...though I'm certain there will times when I cannot keep up the amount of exercise I do now...) I think the habits are in place now, so that when I start to get lax, I miss the fit life!

Hooray for the new you!

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Reality

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I was a little worried coming back from a pretty indulgent vacation that it would be hard to get back in the swing of things. However I am doing pretty well. My wieght is ok. I am back in my workout routine and feeling good about it. I have gotten past taking daily naps. I have my morning energy back and I am getting the house back in shape slowly. I came to the conclusion that it didn't become a disaster in one day and as long as I was making progress toward a cleaner environment and getting my Christmas decor packed I was doing ok.
It is good to be back in the real world and I am ready to tackle life and those pesky holiday pounds.

  
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JANETELIZABETH1 1/18/2010 2:20PM

    We're glad to see you back with us!
Personally, I think you did amazing with you weight while you were away and I'm glad you're getting back on track with you exercise programme and home things too.

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/17/2010 3:13PM

    We can do this! emoticon

It takes time, sometimes to get back in the groove, but I know you will and we certainly won't ever return to the former us

Best Wishes

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Let's move forward starting now.

Friday, January 15, 2010

So the scale wasn't as bad as I had feared. I am probably up 4-5 pouns since before the holidays. Lately 4-5 pounds represents 4-5 months of effort but I hope if I make a more valiant effort in the food department for a couple of weeks I will be ok. I am off to the gym for my regular workout today. That actually feels good.
I need to get myself into forward moving mode right away. That is always the key thing.

  
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SANNJI 1/15/2010 7:35PM

    The holidays always seem to set us back, no matter how hard we try to stay on track. I was up 5lbs over the month of Dec too. I'm back on track, lost the 5lbs, and am enjoying regular excercise and healthy eating.

If I can do it...so can you emoticon

Keep up the good work!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/15/2010 5:41PM

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You will get back into eating right, because you don't want the alternative

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RURAL3 1/15/2010 1:38PM

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MOMOSEVEN 1/15/2010 9:46AM

    I can surely relate to what you said at the end of your blog today. It seems like I always have to get myself into forward moving mode when it comes to exercise. I try and try..... Thanks for the encouragement. emoticon

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1FAVOREDLADY 1/15/2010 9:29AM

    You got that right. I am waisting less and less time. spinning my wheels . I may not be getting as far as fast as I would like but I am not doing the unhealthy things for as long of a time as I use to,whew that was a lot to write. Thanks

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January 14th

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I am back from my vacation from reality. My husband and I went on a ten day cruise to the Southern Carribean. Fun and relaxing but it is a bit of a reality check being home even though I was ready. I haven't stepped on the scale to see how bad the damage is but I feel like I will be ok whatever the scale says. I can work out and eat right now. I really ate pretty well on the cruise but more treats than ussual and probably a bit less excercise. I made it to the ships gym 6 times and swan in the ocean a lot so that could have been worse too. Tomorrow is back to the Y and my regular routine.

  
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GEINAHG0757 1/15/2010 9:07AM

    You should pop right back into your routine since you kept to some pretty good habits while on your vacation. What a great job!

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RURAL3 1/14/2010 11:46PM

    I hope you had a great time. We all need to get away and enjoy

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January 2nd

Saturday, January 02, 2010

So I am working on those goals.
I havn't eaten fish yet.
I did excercise yesterday.
The wieght I am hoping will take care of itself.
I have written in my thankfulness journal.
I am working on memorizing Collosians 1:13-20
He has delivered us from the power of darkness into the kingdom of the son of his love
In whom we have redemption through his blood the forgiveness of sins
He is the image of the invisible God the first born over all creation
All things were created by him that are in heaven and that are on the earth, visible and invisible. etc. Have been working on this one but stalled. It seemed a good place to start.
I am feeling kind of fat today. The few pounds I have gained are hanging around and I am still stuggling with eating right. Thankfully excercise is going well. I have been to the gym and done pretty good workouts everyday except Christmas day.
So hears to a healthy 2010. Happy New Year.

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 1/2/2010 4:21PM

    Here's to A Happy New Year & A Happy New YOU!

I'm on your side and here to Cheer you on! emoticon

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