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Thursday, March 11, 2010

I start out gung-ho and with a positive attitude but then “something” happens. Part of it is lack of planning. I planned lunch but didn’t plan the dipping bread. Sometimes it hurts to be honest but I know that is what I have to be. After adding in the bread I just gave up. If I know that I can’t meet my diet goals, I say “why try”. Didn’t plan a healthy dinner. I haven’t ever planned meals ahead of time but think that is what I need to start doing.

Am I also afraid of loosing weight? I lost three pounds in the first two weeks of SP. Then I stayed the same for the next three weeks. This past week I lost 1 3/4 pounds. This week my eating is off to a bad start. Am I purposely sabotaging my diet? I know that I will feel better and have more energy if I loose the extra weight. If I loose it, will people expect more of me than I can give? My best friends are overweight. Will it affect our relationships? I keep telling myself to think positive but that doesn’t always work.

On the positive side, I am exercising a lot more and enjoying it. I am getting my office cleaned up – slowly but surely. I am loosing some of my excess baggage. I do feel more like doing things. I have more energy after I exercise. With all these positives, why do the negatives keep popping their ugly head up? I wish eating was as easy as exercising!!!

  
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NELLIEBLUE 3/11/2010 11:23PM

    Are you talking about me? it sounds like it. I think I need to write everything down. My meal plan, my goals, my exercise (that is never easy for me,) but since I broke my foot I've got to plan something to do.

Well good luck to us this next week.



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CAROLYNVIL 3/11/2010 10:57PM

    don't be so hard on your self. you seem to be doing great. changing the way one has been eating is not as easy as you think. but you will get there. carolyn

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GRAMMAP1 3/11/2010 3:59PM

    I think you will get the rhythm of it going soon. Keep up with the pep talks and believe it or not, others may be helped by them. Wishing you well. Hugs, Jane

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DEE_LITED 3/11/2010 12:46PM

    How wonderful that you are exercising and enjoying it! I don't plan meals either. When I do, it doesn't work out and then I feel discouraged. We know what to eat and what not to eat. But exercise is key! Congratulations on your success in that area. emoticon

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MRSJERRYBUSH 3/11/2010 11:42AM

    Why don't you writee the positive side of losing weight on onne side and the negative on another and then see which side will have the most benefit in your life. I have to use that strategy quite often in life. Good luck! Edie

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GLORYB2014 3/11/2010 11:17AM

    Yes Yvonne, some of us DO sabotoge our weight loss efforts! We seem to think it is "all or nothing" and that just isn't so. When we give in and eat something we know we shouldn't, just think of it as a slip up and get right back on track!

I don't think REAL friends are going to turn on you when you lose weight! Those who love us stick with us through thick and thin!

Planning meals? I can't do it, never know what hubby or even myself will want each day. I just now took some lean pork chops out of the freezer for tonight's dinner, will make lean scalloped potatoes and cook fresh carrots to make the meal! See what I mean? Some are good at planning ahead, some are not.

The negative thoughts are used to being in your mind and will turn into positive ones as each day goes on, keep your optimistic attitude, do everything on a day by day basis, keep cheerful and keep on telling yourself ~ "I'M WORTH IT!"

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FRENCHYFEVER 3/11/2010 9:21AM

    It sounds like you have already made a lot of positive steps of which you should be proud. I find that it is better to use the nutrition tracker to plan out my meals for the entire week. You can print your grocery list from it, then each day look to the day ahead to see if there is anything you should prepare in advance. This worked very well for me my first time on Spark People. I made the mistake of getting discouraged and quitting when I hit a plateau and stopped seeing the pounds come off. Now, I regret it because I regained all that weight and must lose it all over again.

As for your girlfriends, if they are true friends, they will support your weight loss goals and cheer you on. Kick all those negative thoughts to the curb and be the more healthy, more fit, more happy person you can be. Remember, you wouldn't have joined this site if you didn't want to lose weight. That is the goal you must always keep in mind when you start questioning yourself. Best of luck to you on your Spark journey!

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Plans for a good day

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wow, no GC today. Will spend Friday with them going to Arches Nat. Park in Utah and have two more of them spend the night on Friday.
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I will also take Mom to lunch and shopping. We will probably go to Carino's for lunch (an Italian Restaurant). I will have minestroni and salad with the dressing on the side. That will be a very good meal with lots of veggies. They do have dipping bread but I will only take what will fit in my calorie allowance.

Looking forward to today with excitement.

  
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DIDMIS 3/10/2010 11:57AM

    I would have a difficult time not choosing the pasta. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 3/10/2010 11:27AM

    You have a delightful day planned Yvonne!
Enjoy!

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JEANSHEP2 3/10/2010 11:08AM

    Sounds like such a lovely day, Yvonne.

I remember the days I took my dear mother to lunch, which was often in her last years, and I miss those times so much. Enjoy and make every moment count.

Hugs,
Jean

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Self-talk

Monday, March 08, 2010

I joined SP Feb. 2 and lost 3 pounds the first 2 weeks. I thought this would be a cinch lol. I have set reasonable goals.
Exercise 10 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Keep a positive outlook. Stay within my calorie allotment. Walk at least 7000 steps a day, 6 days a week.

I have practiced portion control for a long time. Last year I lost 10 pounds for the whole year just by portion control.

I have been weighing every day and if I lose a little I give myself permission to have another sweet. I decided not to weigh this past week. I had an appointment with the trainer and she weighed me – oh no. Since then I have been weighing myself on he Wii Fit when I exercise. Not weighing is hard to do. For years the first thing I did in the morning was weigh myself. I have been at this lifestyle change for a long time and know what I need to do. Since joining SP I have added drinking 8 glasses of water a day and increasing fruits/veggies from one a day to three. So that is good.

This week my goals are:

Exercise at least 10 minutes a day.

Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Walk 7000 steps each day, 6 days a week.

Keep a positive outlook.

I WILL NOT WEIGH MYSELF EXCEPT ON WEIGH DAY.

I will post these goals where I will see them frequently.

  
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NELLIEBLUE 3/8/2010 10:40PM

    Good plan, maybe if I would write a plan down it would be easier to keep.

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GRAMMAP1 3/8/2010 9:19PM

    You have a good program going. Stick with it. I also weigh once a week. I just read an article on SP about starting with small steps and gradually increasing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLORYB2014 3/8/2010 4:07PM

    Yvonne, I weigh myself once a week and that's it! Our weight changes from day to day so it's difficult to tell if you weigh yourself daily. Glad you are going to do it weekly now.

Good goals, stay with them and you'll lose it girl!!

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Bowling

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010
Looking forward to today. I get to go bowling with my 4 year old GD and her school class. Don’t know how the bowling is going to go, but I am going to try. So don’t laugh at me.

The last couple of days have been good. I saw the trainer Wed. I had already figured out what I was doing wrong and new what she was going to say – cut down on desserts and do strength training. When I was done I got on the treadmill and was grumping to myself. I finally said to myself, “Self, this has to stop. You have to think positive thoughts!” So I started thinking about what I was thankful for. It is amazing how being grateful for what you have can change your attitude so drastically. I did the same speed on the treadmill that I started out on last October. I was surprised to see that my heart rate was lower than it was back then. The workout was so easy. I hadn’t even realized how far I have come since then. Even if I haven’t lost a whole lot of weight, I am healthier.

Continuing to just take one day at a time.

Didn't have time to post this yesterday. Had a great time!!!

  
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GLORYB2014 3/7/2010 6:24AM

    A positive attitude and one day at a time is the way to go!!
Kudos on taking your GD bowling, haven't done that in years and isn't it fun??
The best to you on a wonderful continued journey Yvonne!

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JEANSHEP2 3/7/2010 2:27AM

    Nice blog, Gloria. What a sweet thing to enjoy with your DGC.

Remember, this is not a destination, but a journey...to a healthier lifestyle...so you have it figured out! Continued good Sparkin'.

Jean

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GRAMMAP1 3/6/2010 11:30PM

    Now that was a great turn around. We ought to have a little light that comes on saying,"are you thinking positive?" Good for you and I am glad that you had a good time bowling.

Keep up following the requirements and that weight will soon go down!

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DEE_LITED 3/6/2010 7:46PM

    Bowling sounds like a lot of fun. In fact, I've actually considered joining the senior bowling league. Now I have to wait for my foot to heal, or else stand at the line and try my best that way.

I agree. Attitude can be the difference between having a good day and a miserable one. Being thankful is healing. I remember Oprah talking about her thankfulness journal and always thought that a great idea.

Nice post.

Dee

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PEEDLE 3/6/2010 11:33AM

    Oh, my. Bowling with a 4 year old. You are BRAVE, young woman.
Just kidding. It is a privilege to get to spend time with the gc.
They are 4 today and 14 tomorrow, and then, good luck when it comes to spending much time together.
Keep up the good work on that treadmill.
And oh - you are SO right about how being thankful can change our attitudes.
Mary Lou

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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Today is the first day of the rest of my life. God has blessed me with today. I will live it to the fullest. I will read my bible, exercise, drink 8 glasses of water, eat 3 fruits/vegetables, clean office for 15 minutes, walk 7,000 steps. When all that is completed, I will have met all my goals for today. I forgot one thing – have 1 piece of Hersey dark chocolate Nuggets with Almonds! LOL TODAY is the only day that I have to meet my goals. I don’t need to think about yesterday or tomorrow, just today.

  
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CATWOMAN1999 3/5/2010 7:35PM

    HI STOPPED BY YOUR PAGE AND DECIDED TO CHECK OUT YOUR BLOG. SO GLAD I DID GREAT ADVICE HERE.
SUSIE

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THE_SILVER_OWL 3/5/2010 6:59PM

    I like your advice - Today is a great day. I will make a "copy" of it and repeat tomorrow in what ever form it decides to dress in...
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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 3/4/2010 7:57PM

    Great blog. I love your goals. Especially the chocolate with almonds. My favorite. I love your motto. Today is the only day I have to meet my goals. Great attitude.

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TERRYRW 3/2/2010 10:37AM

    I also enjoyed your blog very much . Thank you for the positive uplift this morning. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 3/2/2010 10:31AM

    Don't worry, be happy! I agree, today is the only day we have - yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn't here yet.

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HVMBRU 3/2/2010 10:21AM

    I'm with you! No sense lamenting about the past or jumping way into the future so each slip is like a giant faux pas that gets us stuck.

This attitude gets you over the hurdle and now you are ready to progress on your way.

Happy journey!

Helen

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WORLANDWORM 3/2/2010 10:18AM

    I like your Blog . You have said it all , you only have to worry about today! Thank you for sharing!

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