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1 Whole Year! Not One Potato Chip!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

That's right.

As of today, I have gone a full year without eating a potato chip.

They were once my go to food morning, noon, and night.

Did I loose a bunch of weight? No, but I didn't gain either
Do I feel loads better? No, but I don't feel worse
Am I excited about it? Yes.

This means that I can accomplish what I thought was impossible. It's not like the temptation wasn't there. We have bags of potato chips in the house all the time for my daughters lunches, but it is amazing...that bag will usually go stale before it's gone. Also, been to quite a few parties where that bowl of chips is sitting on the counter.

I am very happy with my achievement, now onto soda...I made it one week before and I wasn't even that cranky after the 3rd day.

Matt

  
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CELLA_P 6/29/2014 9:46PM

    Outstanding, Matt! You're getting there, and you're doing a great job! emoticon

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XMISSX 6/25/2014 1:09AM

    LMAO! I love this blog! ~go you!

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MAYBER 6/17/2013 9:59PM

    I cannot have chips in our home if someone is coming that know like chips will buy them if any left it goes home with them
Now am working on ice cream a little harder to send home with guests
Taking one day at a time
Love Peace Prayers Bernice
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DIANEWITHASMILE 6/17/2013 7:08PM

    Good job!

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J0ETTE 6/17/2013 3:58PM

    WooHoo! Amazing willpower muscle. What a way to prove to yourself that YOU are in control. So excited for you! :)

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PLMITCH 6/17/2013 12:40PM

    Every victory over food is a BIG one!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/17/2013 10:29AM

    Wow, I'm impressed. Keep up the good work. I'm allergic to coffee so diet soda is my coffee substitute. Not the best for me but I'm drinking more water. Ice water this time of year helps with the soda cravings.
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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/17/2013 10:29AM

    Wow, I'm impressed. Keep up the good work. I'm allergic to coffee so diet soda is my coffee substitute. Not the best for me but I'm drinking more water. Ice water this time of year helps with the soda cravings.
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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/17/2013 10:29AM

    Wow, I'm impressed. Keep up the good work. I'm allergic to coffee so diet soda is my coffee substitute. Not the best for me but I'm drinking more water. Ice water this time of year helps with the soda cravings.
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AUNTB63 6/17/2013 9:09AM

    emoticon emoticon I'm sure it wasn't easy, but the fact that you did it just means YOU CAN DO ANYTHING ...... emoticon

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DOUGDC 6/17/2013 8:36AM

    Congratulations. That's quite an accomplishment.
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What Use To Be...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm currently reading Get Motivated! by Tamara Lowe. One of the points is discovering your motivational type. If anyone is familiar with it, I am a CSI. (Connector, Stabilizer, Internal).

As a connector, the book states that I need to be surrounded by people and thrive on social interaction. This couldn't be farther from the truth. The rest of the description is spot on.

I feel awkward in social settings, I would prefer to stay at home rather than go out, when we do go to functions, I just find a nice corner to sit and watch. I would rather email you than talk on the phone. I know there are groups I could interact with, for instance, I enjoy geocaching and there are a couple of local groups that meet monthly, but I never go because I don't think I will feel welcome. But, that is not what I used to be.

When I look back, I see a totally different person. I lived on the phone. I went out with friends on a daily basis. I use to surround myself with people. I don't know that I was any happier during those days. I don't even talk to those people anymore. I have a facebook account, but I don't use it.

I don't know what happened. Sure, I got married, moved away from town for a few years, returned, and had a kid....but so did a lot of them. My wife calls me antisocial, but I think of myself as non-social...I don't hate people, I just don't enjoy being around them. I am more social with strangers on SparkPeople than I am with old friends.

I really don't know what my next steps should be....I know something has to change.


Matt


  
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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/15/2013 10:48PM

    I agree with Joette. We change as we get older. We have responsibilities and our priorities change. It's an effort to go out and be with friends socially. I'm in my 50's and I still have a child at home. I still have a social life; just not the same one I had in my 20's. I can't just get out and hang with my friends when my husband is on the road. I can, however visit with people like you in between my responsibilities at home and my outside interests like helping with the rodeo today and tomorrow and feeding our animals. Just make sure you have a social life, even if it's just a little, outside of your house. emoticon

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J0ETTE 6/12/2013 4:12PM

    I am a social butterfly... Finding as I get older, I don't like being out much either. I love Internet social (sp, lurking on Facebook) but find it challenging to even get together with family for more than an hour. When I was younger, I was THE person people in the neighborhood came to if they wanted to know what was going on. Not anymore.

I don't think you are much different than many of us. :)

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JLEMUS1 6/12/2013 10:16AM

    People change maybe you are more comfortable with your sparksisters and brothers, but find other friends that can relate to your hobby and way of being this should help you get out and be social. Good luck spark brother!! emoticon emoticon

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DIANEWITHASMILE 6/12/2013 9:04AM

    Join the ego aching group from church...don't force anything, just go and enjoy geocaxhing with them!

I'm similar, I socialize at work but once home I don't want to go out and be surrounded with strangers, even though strangers do become non strangers with time!

If you see this as a concern, just do a little at a time...(ten minutes adds up!)

Good luck!

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Recommitted Week 2

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Accentuate the positive....Accentuate the positive

I am only talking about the positive items for the week. I am not forgetting or hiding the negative, but I refuse to dwell on them. And yes, it was not a perfect week.

Remained positive more often than not during the week. I accomplished a lot of little tasks that needed to be done. We had pretty good weather this week, that always helps lift the spirit. I set up a budget and a method for tracking expenditures for the month of June.

I completed the first week if the 28 Day Boot Camp plus added cardio and interval training daily. Kept up on my positivity journal. Started reading again.

This week I will work on...

-28 Day Boot Camp week 2
-Maintain daily journal
-Research and establish goal setting techniques
-Set up and follow meal schedule
-List 20 items on eBay

Have a great week

Matt

  
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DIANEWITHASMILE 6/9/2013 8:11PM

    Good job! Keep it up!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/8/2013 10:54AM

    Life's not going to be perfect and I'm glad you're not dwelling. I wish MY husband would list 20 things on E-BAY! Sounds like you are being productive and still working on being positive. That can be very hard some weeks. Keep up the good work and let us know how you are progressing. emoticon emoticon

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PLMITCH 6/8/2013 10:49AM

    Sounds you like yo have it all together. Keep up the good work Matt!

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Recommitted Day 7

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Well...here is end the of the week and my daily blog.

I feel renewed.

Adding to my current goals

-28 Day Boot Camp
-Weekly Recommitted blogs
-Continue to learn about myself and why I do the things I do
-Maintain my daily positivity journal

Have a great week

Matt

  
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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/1/2013 10:19AM

    Keep up the good work. You're doing great so far.

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DIANEWITHASMILE 6/1/2013 8:47AM

    Great goals! Geronimo! Into June we go! (Love your pic!)

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Recommitted Day 6

Friday, May 31, 2013

Another good day yesterday.

I am making good choices.
-I have been craving a DQ M&M Blizzard for a couple of weeks, I had a half cup of vanilla ice cream instead and that took care of the craving
-I was going to eat pizza for lunch, but changed it up to a sandwich since dinner was going to be a high carb one.
-I tackled the inside of the garage that I has been on my list all spring. Now I am ready for stage two next week, which is tearing off the siding, replace rotten boards, and paint.
-I'm keeping up my positivity journal of all the positive things for the day, large and small
-hit 13k steps
-did 20 minutes of interval training
-logged all my food

Looking forward to another great day

Matt

  
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J0ETTE 5/31/2013 3:53PM

    You are doing awesome!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 5/31/2013 9:33AM

    Wow Matt! You'll see a whole new you in no time! What great choices. keep up the good work! emoticon

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