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Sticker charts and finding myself again

Friday, September 19, 2014

This summer has been really crazy and stressful between work and my personal life. My fiancť went back to school, so heís been stressed with that and work, and Iíve been driving him everywhere (we share a car), so Iíve been running around, and feel like I need to put aside time and do something just for me once a week, and have some nice alone time with me. Iím trying to find a work life balance, but things have been so crazy lately that Iíve lost touch with my good habits of eating healthy and healthy living.
It makes me sad how great I was doing this year, like REALLY well, I was happy and on track with my weight loss goals, I was eating better, exercising, going out with friends, then a bunch of crap happened this summer and that all went away. Iím not unhappy, Iíve just gotten so caught up in life (especially work) that a lot of those wonderful things have slipped. Now that the summer is gone Iím like oh wowÖ itís been months since Iíve been letting things slip!
Iíve honestly gotten into some really bad habits that Iím ashamed to say, and am not ready to talk about yet to the world (especially a blog). But they are things that are definitely affecting my health, and I donít know where to turn (donít worry nothing illegal). I write a lot of blogs/ posts about getting back on the horse and re-setting my tracker and blah blah blah, but there are some deeper things I want/need to work on, and maybe one day Iíll be ready to share on my blog what those things are.
So what am I going to do? Sticker Chart! I know I know, itís a bit kiddish, but itís worked for me before, I get motivated seeing a physical chart and seeing my physical progress.
Although I track in Sparkpeople, I am going to have very similar goals on my chart (drink 8 cups of water, eat at least 5 veggies/fruit, get to bed by 9pmÖ). Along with those I want to work on some other things that I donít track on SP, slowly yet surely on my way to a healthier lifestyle!

  
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JAROL7 9/19/2014 7:05AM

    Work your plan

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ELRIDDICK 9/19/2014 6:56AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Re-setting/ Re-Vamping

Friday, September 12, 2014

Yup, heres another blog about re-setting my goals! I dont feel bad or guilty about it like I usually do, I dont see it as falling off the horse because I feel i've been doing alright with my food intake, but i'm going to try to get more veggies into my diet and drink more water. Its almost autumn, might as well try now!

  
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KAYDE53 9/12/2014 8:50PM

    Go for it!!!

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FORZACHANDMATT 9/12/2014 5:43PM

    That's a huge step - not feeling guilty! Because this is a journey and you are learning

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Ate too much today uugghh

Monday, September 08, 2014

=( I feel gross. I ate too much... well not too much, but more like unhealthy stuff so my calorie count is out of wack right now, and its only 4 pm!!! I need to get home and make dinner which is gonna suck cuz I know i'l just get hungry =(

  
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NSKYLINE115 9/9/2014 6:28AM

    Thanks Kayde!! I made a veggie and rice soup last night for dinner to make up for the crap I ate yesterday haha, it was light, filling and yummooo

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KAYDE53 9/8/2014 11:32PM

    You'll get back on track, just move on!! emoticon

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Fall is coming!!!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

After all the humidity we have been getting this summer I am soooo ready for the fall and winter. For all those who know me personally, you know how cranky I get during the summer. I am very excited for cooler weather, YAY! emoticon

  
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NSKYLINE115 9/8/2014 6:54AM

    Woop woop!!

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FORZACHANDMATT 9/8/2014 12:52AM

    I am too - so ready for it

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KAYDE53 9/7/2014 11:55PM

    Me too!! emoticon emoticon

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Is stress worth it?

Friday, September 05, 2014

As Iím getting older my priorities in life have been shifting (and Iím sure always will be), and I have been reflecting a lot on what is important to me. I am getting married next year, so Iíve been thinking a lot about family and settling down. One main thing I have come to realize this year are my stress levels and how that is affecting the people I love. As we have all heard , Ďstress is a killerí, is it really worth it?
I started a post the other day about work/ life balance and pointed out that Iíd rather be happy with less money, than unhappy with more money. Iím not sure if that reflects as me being Ďlazyí, or not Ďambitiousí, but I donít want to live a life where I am always stressed out, or my mind is always thinking about work (which it has been lately). One of my co-workers told me the other day, ĎIn 10 years what you are stressing about now wonít matterí, which really got me thinking about this topic.
My fiancť and I both work, I work around 50 hours a week and we are saving up for the future. We found ourselves exhausted by the time we get home, so we havenít been going out much. Recently I have cut back my hours a bit, and itís already made a difference in my stress levels and quality of time with him. So where do you cross the line? Quality vs. QuantityÖ
Itís important to be prepared and save up for the future, but is it important enough to sacrifice quality of life now? Of course there is a balance we must meet, but is it worth it to stress out about it all?
We donít have kids yet, but once they come into the picture Iím sure that will be a whole other story!

  
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KAYDE53 9/5/2014 10:45PM

    You're so right, and take it from someone who has been there and done that for 30 years and then retired. About 5 minutes after you're gone, no one even remembers you were ever there. It was the same for everyone I saw retire while I worked and I'm sure it was that way when I left. Sad, but true.

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NSKYLINE115 9/5/2014 12:21PM

    Good luck RAINEMARIE!! I'm sure that was a tough decision for you, but I hope you find yourself alot happier once you leave this job =) Thank you for sharing

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RAINEMARIE214 9/5/2014 11:50AM

    I just stumbled on your blog, but I wanted to reply and say that I definitely dont think its being lazy to make less money if you are happier. I struggled with this a lot in the past few years. I was miserable at my job, but knew if I left, I would be taking a huge paycut. But after a lot of consideration, I knew that I didnt want to continue living a miserable life, and ultimately made the decision to leave my job. I havent actually left yet - my last day is the end of this month and then I will start my new job, which will pay me much less, but I already know this is the right decision for me because I have no regrets and I am looking forward to the change :)

I think quantity of life vs quality of life, and money vs. happiness are things we should consider, and consider often! What us is having lots of money if you cant even enjoy yourself in your free time - or even have free time for that matter! :)

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NSKYLINE115 9/5/2014 8:59AM

    Haha thanks!!! This blog is a cut and paste from my thread =D Thank you for your comments!!!

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IHEIDIBEFITT 9/5/2014 8:44AM

    I left a comment on the message board :) Hope you're doing well :)

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