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Putting Myself First

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 2 of Mary Kay and I already feel stressed. LOL I haven't even done any thing, just had to consider my business options. I can tell I am excited because I could hardly sleep last night. I'm not doing Mary Kay because I think I will make oodles of money...I am doing it to surround myself with other women and give myself something fun to focus on outside of work. I need to remember this and not let myself get ungrounded.

So as that said, all of this basically comes back to enriching myself as a person, and focusing on myself. I will not let Mary Kay or any thing else in that matter derail my focus on improving myself. I forced myself to get on my treadmill after having a fleeting thought of "not tonight, I'm too busy contemplating MK."

Currently its after the time I usually go to bed, and I was also half tempted to skip blogging tonight. Instead, I thought it was important that I gather my thoughts so I can remain focused and not lose sight of my current goals.

I am 11lbs down and still going strong! With the new arrival of my fitbit, I hope to maintain my momentum (also still trying to get use to the darn thing...I've already almost lost it once already). I am determined to make it to my goal weight and maintain.

Things I am proud of today:
not losing sight of the bigger picture.
calling myself out on my own BS and getting my butt on the treadmill.

Things I am thankful for:
-Randy-for keeping me grounded, calling me out on my craziness, but then also supporting my craziness if that's what I so choose in the end.
-A good head on my shoulders. I did not let people or outside influences sway my focus or emotions today (harrrrrrd thing to do, work definitely gets to me usually)
-A warm roof over my head. I pray for the people that don't have one, especially in this cold weather.

  
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LOLAINSC 10/31/2012 12:23PM

    "...not losing sight of the bigger picture, calling myself out on my own BS..."
Wow, wish everybody in the whole world, including me, did the same--great accomplishments!
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-AMANDA79- 10/31/2012 9:20AM

    Too much is too much even if the motivation is for a good reason...

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/31/2012 7:59AM

    awesome you will love your fitbit

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Oh What Did I get Myself Into?

Monday, October 29, 2012

I went to a claim a free facial Saturday from a Mary Kay director, and next thing I know, I sign up to become a distributor! I'm not doing it to make crazy amount of money, but I was sold on the point of meeting lots of women and making friends.

Tonight was the first meeting I attended and it was a lot of fun but I didn't get home until 9PM. I've had no time to just sit and relax today. Normally I'd be in bed already but I'm trying to wind down.

I woke up at 5:30am this morning to do a little bit of cardio prior to work, but I prefer to workout afterwork.

When I got home I was plesantly suprised to find my fitbit ultra! I've been waiting for a week to get this thing and now I'm too pooped to figure it out. LOL. Any ways, its charging and I signed up my account (whoo hoo) so I'll figure it out tomorrow.

I hope this whole Mary Kay thing doesn't add too much onto my plate but gives me a positive hobby to focus my energies on (as if I'm not already busy enough...I must be a crazy person right?!)

Any ways, I apologize for this cluttered blog. My brain is all in a flutter.

Thing's I'm thankful for:
Meeting new, exciting women.
Receiving my fitbit ultra.
Randy supporting me in whatever I do, no matter how crazy and random it is.
My cat (Gus, not whiskers, I usually blog about whiskers) for keeping me company as I write this (even though the traitor loves randy more than me).

Things I'm proud of:
waking up at the crack of dawn to work out, despite every fiber of my being protesting it.

  
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LOLAINSC 10/30/2012 11:36AM

    Best wishes on the launch of your new Mary Kay venture and your new Fitbit adventure.
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/30/2012 6:24AM

    sounds like you are busy, busy, busy!!

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MATHISC4464 10/29/2012 10:31PM

    Congrats on the mary Kay :) I recently got a fitbit too, but I got the zip and I love it! One of the best things I could every get! I love it, you are going to love it too! Let me know if you want to be fitbit buddies I have no friends on their and I want some people to motivate me! Keep up the great work!

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Results of Yesterdays Weigh In

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I had a 1.4lb loss this week! That's a total of 5.2lbs since the beginning of the challenge and a TEN lb loss over all (since I started 09/10/12)!!!

I would've blogged my results yesterday but towards the end of the night I started to feel violently ill to my stomach. I'm not sure what's going on with my body recently but it seems like maybe I'm fighting some kind of stomach virus. Being sick is frustrating when I'm making good food choices and increasing my activity level. It seems like I should be in peak health. *Sigh* Any ways, I will keep at it and hopefully rid my body of whatever is ailing it.

I woke up this morning...okay let me correct that, WHISKERS insisted on waking me up this morning (against my will) and I felt better but a little weak. I made sure to eat breakfast and take it a bit easy. I waited for a litte bit and felt better so went for a 40 minute walk around the block (or a couple blocks). I didn't push myself too hard, just wanted the fresh air.

I've had a shower now and feel a whole lot better. Its probably just the season...I've seen that a lot of fellow sparkers have been sick recently. I've done my best to increase my fitness minutes the last week or so to pick up some slack for those who are sicker than I. Of course, the more I keep increasing, the more it becomes my "norm" than I feel obliged to increase a few more minutes to make up for those who aren't able to get their fitness minutes in...at any rate, I'm racking up the fitness minutes! lol

Things Im proud of:
Increasing my fitness minutes and working it into my daily lifestyle.
Not letting stress or illness (or at least as much as I have the control) to get in the way of living this healthy lifestyle.
Reaching the 10lb weight loss marker!!!!

Things I'm thankful for:
My cat- his naughtiness ensured that I got a walk in this morning prior to me having to run errands.
My health-despite some flukes, I have been able to increase my activity level without obstacles.

  
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DAWN14163 10/29/2012 5:51AM

    You're doing great - well done!

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CANDOK1260 10/28/2012 11:15PM

    yr[ i been recovering form a bug too thanks you for being my friend

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/28/2012 4:18PM

    awesome

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LRSILVER 10/28/2012 4:03PM

    Great job. You are doing so great!!

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CREEKLADY1 10/28/2012 11:36AM

  Keep up the great job! Flu season is beginning...be careful!

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YOGAWITCH 10/28/2012 11:33AM

    Good job on the weight loss. You rock.

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Weigh-in EVE

Friday, October 26, 2012

Just got back from eating out with Randy. I had a steak sandwhich and avoided the chips. I tried to watch my portions and also watch what I ate today so I hope I didn't go over what I needed to be. From what I estimate, I should've still been within my appropriate caloric range.

My three day weekend got out to a good start. I took a nap this morning and then went on a 45 minute walk. I ended the night with a 15 minute walk.

Tomorrow is weigh-in. Can't wait to see the results.

Things I was proud of today:
Choosing a fruit cup instead of chips at the restaurant.
Being able to relax and not worry about work like I usually do.
Getting 60 minutes of walking in today.
Noticing that my ring fits looser.

Things I'm thankful for:
Randy going on my evening walk with me, despite not wanting to.
My four hour nap. I felt so much better after it.
My cat and all his good snuggles.
Feeling good today.
The world left me alone today and let me just relax and enjoy myself.

  
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CANDOK1260 10/27/2012 8:29PM

    happy you got 60 minutes of walking in good for you

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-AMANDA79- 10/27/2012 10:23AM

    Great work! Eating out is always a challenge, but you did great!

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LOLAINSC 10/26/2012 9:19PM

    Someday Randy's heart will thank you for all those walks you get him him to do with you.
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 10/26/2012 9:19PM

    Good luck on your weigh in tomorrow. Sounds like you had a good overall day!!

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If it isn't one thing it's another

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I felt a lot better emotionally today. I also took pto tomorrow so I have a three day weekend. Randy and I also went on a long walk around the neighborhood. It was nice.

However towards the end of the night my stomach started to hurt. I'm kinda wondering if I over calculated what I ate because it feels like hunger. I had a little bit of popcorn than snacked on some berries but I still feel sick. *sigh*

Things I was proud of today:
I'm bored of what I'm eating lately and started to mix things up by buying fruits that I haven't usually been eating.
Getting randy to want to start walking with me. (Hope it lasts)

Things I'm thankful for:
Randy's support.
My three day weekend beginning!
Nice fall weather.
Getting to spend some more time with randy this week compared to the past few.
My bed. It's so comfy.

  
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PEPPYPATTI 10/26/2012 5:11PM

    I hope you enjoy your 3 day weekend. That sounds awesome!
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/25/2012 11:03PM

    Thank you for your comment on my blog! It sounds like you are really attuned to what you need to do.
Have a fantastic weekend!

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LRSILVER 10/25/2012 9:45PM

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