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Today I'm being totally honest

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Today I did something that I've avoided doing for the whole summer, I changed my weight on my tracker to indicate the 10 lbs I've gained. Now I feel totally transparent as well as honest. I'm back to "0". Now maybe I can work harder on sticking to a healthy eating plan and getting my 11 lbs back off again so that ticker moves once again. Kind of feels good to not be hiding. I like it.

  
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MINININJASUZUME 11/7/2013 7:51PM

    I agree with the others. Honesty is good for you. I also understand how you feel. It's not easy to admit that you're going the opposite direction of your intended goal. However, the honesty can be freeing, reduce stress and help to give you a more accurate picture of your overall health and habits.

I tend to be bad about not tracking my meals at all on days when I go off my eating plan. In a way, that isn't really being so honest with myself because I have no idea how much damage I've done when I go off the eating plan (and no idea how much I need to do to make up for it). I'm trying to get better about tracking EVERYTHING I eat so that I (and my doctor when I visit) can have a more accurate picture of my health.

Thank you for your honest, and best of luck to you!

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859320 11/7/2013 6:42PM

    I know how you feel my ticker has been going up instead of down. But I know I loss this weight before and surely I can again and you will too. emoticon emoticon

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LUANN7 11/7/2013 3:54PM

    Good luck on your journey-you can do it!!!

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NELLIEC 11/7/2013 2:27PM

    It is good to be honest so you can feel an accomplishment when the ticker goes down again! emoticon

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COOP9002 11/7/2013 11:30AM

    Thanks for your honesty & blessings on your journey.

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STEPH24379 11/7/2013 10:42AM

    I am proud of you for being honest with us and yourself. Facing truth is hard until you do it. Then comes the relief and the strength to move forward! You can take that weight off and more

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Feeling very frustrated and dissappointed in myself

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I'm having a great summer in some ways, we have escaped the heat of Lake Havasu, met some wonderful folks in the campground we camphosted at, visited friends and relatives but I sure haven't done well with my food intake. I've eaten lots of healthy food but just too much of it I guess. I need a big fat kick in the butt. I'm rather disgusted with myself because I was doing so well until July. emoticon I need to get back on track and just can't seem to do it.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/12/2013 11:14PM

    The past is over and done with. Start with today and just move forward...one day at time. Sometimes we just have to remember that we can only do the best we can for that day and move on. Our best is all we can do!!!
I am sure when you are home, things will go well for you. YOU CAN DO IT because YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
Prayers, blessings and hugs,
Helen

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YOYONOMORE1 9/12/2013 6:48PM

    Try making small changes, they are less overwhelming than trying to do it all at once. I hadn't been doing any exercise or tracking of food, water and exercise since last Oct., now my health is doing better and thanks to the Aug. back on track challenge I am back on track and staying on track. Don't beat yourself up, that doesn't accomplish anything, what you didn't do is in the past, but great things can happen ahead of you.

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Shirl

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JANETELIZABETH1 9/12/2013 2:46PM

    Sorry for some reason was posted twice!

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JANETELIZABETH1 9/12/2013 2:45PM

    You will, don't worry. I know it's hard when we've been away but usually once back home we can get back into our routines and get a handle on the portion and snacking thing.
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LITTLELOUIE71 9/12/2013 2:19PM

  the important thing is to forgive yourself and start again we all have times we take steps backwaards Just do your program today and keep moving

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CSKIES1 9/12/2013 2:17PM

    Take it one day at a time...one hour at a time!!

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On the road for the summer

Thursday, June 27, 2013

We are on our summer "escape from the heat' trip, currently in Utah heading to Washington. Yesterday was such a sad day for me. My dearly beloved cat that I have had for 18 years since she was 6 wks old got out of our truck and we didn't realize she wasn't sleeping in her bed when we took off (our stupid fault for not checking twice) By the time we noticed she wasn't with us and we returned to where we had camped for the night she was nowhere to be found. I just pray that someone took her in and will love her like I did. I really need to get back to the discipline I had before we left. It's very different planning meals and eating when you are traveling and takes much more planning and preparation. I have gained 1 1/2 lbs which isn't too bad but I haven't lost anything in a couple of weeks. I'm thankful I didn't go on a binge of eating a lot of comfort food yesterday. I'm writing this to say to the Spark People world that I am going to do better and start measuring and logging in all my food again. I have never missed a day of signing in and spinning the wheel and I feel like this has been a big security line for me that has kept me connected even when I wasn't eating my best. So to me and anyone else who is not doing their best....we will persevere and overcome. I know there are many caring folks out there who care and even if I don't know you personally it encourages me to know we are all a huge body of folks with the same goals helping each other be successful,. Blessings to all who read this today. emoticon

  
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SWEETNEEY 7/2/2013 1:48PM

    So sorry to hear about your lost, like you I hope she finds a wonderful home. My mom has 3 poodles now, but at one point about 3 years ago we had about 6 dogs. But my mom is aging and she can't look after them so as they die she is not replacing them. It is a difficult decision for her whether to euthanize them or let them die at home naturally. We had one die about 2 months ago. My mom said the dog had been ailing for a couple days and she decided to let her die at home. She caressed the animal and said she expired in her arms. Anyway, she must have been 15 years old. She was born in our house.

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SIMLIFY 6/30/2013 7:07PM

    So sorry for your loss. emoticon It's good to check in with Spark however you are doing. You'll always find someone or something that is important to connect with that day. Enjoy the cooler temps!

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JOHGLO2011 6/27/2013 10:46AM

    So very sorry about your cat. It isn't easy to lose a pet that you have had for so long! Good for you - checking in every day is a great help. You can do this and you will! Hugs to you and enjoy your trip!

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blepharoplasty, one day post op

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I had my blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery) done yesterday and for anyone considering it it's really easy surgery and no post op pain at all. I do have swelling and bruising but he did a little extra work so it's to be expected. No exercise for 2 weeks emoticon I'll have to be really careful with food intake.

  
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KATHYH04 1/10/2014 9:50PM

  Did they take extra fat and skin from the eye when they did the surgery. The plastic surgent I went to wanted an extra $2,000 to remove that.


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SIMLIFY 6/18/2013 8:33AM

    I have a coworker that recently did the same. It's hard not to exercise, but you don't want to have to the surgery again - right emoticon ? Take time to heal. emoticon

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JANETELIZABETH1 6/15/2013 2:36PM

    emoticon ...rest up!!
Hugs
Janet

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SWIMLOVER 6/15/2013 12:15PM

  I am very glad everything went well! emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 6/15/2013 11:59AM

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JRRING 6/15/2013 11:55AM

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Today is the first day of our 4 month summer journey

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Today we begin our summer escape from the heat of Lake Havasu in the desert and will spend the next 4 months in our RV. Right now we are in Mesa and I will have my very baggy eyelids operated on this Friday. I had Graves disease a couple of years ago and my eyes swelled up something awful. My thyroid levels are now normal but my eyelids are very baggy so I'm getting then fixed. It's a little, or maybe a lot scary because the list of possible side effects is long but I have a great plastic surgeon so I have to just trust him. Then we will ultimately end up in Washington on the western edge of the Northern Cascade mountain range and we will be camphosts at an RV park for about 6 weeks. We did it 2 years ago and we loved it there. Great scenery, great organic produce available as well as fresh eggs. This trip requires a HUGE shift in my cooking. It's all too easy to eat things emoticon that are just easy to throw together but those things aren't usually healthy so I need to plan and not be lazy. The pool is right across the from our RV so I want to get over there today. There is also a fitness center I need to find. We have our bikes emoticon with us but it's too hot to ride now, at least for me. Maybe in the evening. In order for eating right to work for me I need to plan ahead, really the sane as at home only my kitchen is smaller and so is my refrigerator and freezer. I am so thankful for SP because I can log in everyday (even from my cell phone if I need to) and stay plugged into my support system. It's a little scary because I don't want to gain any weight back that I've lost but I trust that the Lord will guide me and lead me and I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. emoticon I don't think I've ever started a weight loss program with such determination to succeed. I intend to be a winner, a slim and trim one.


  
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JRRING 6/15/2013 11:56AM

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TACY123 6/11/2013 11:20AM

    Lucky you too be getting away from this heat. My mother had that same surgery a couple yrs ago, she didn't have any problems an she said other than having a little bruising around the eyes it wasn't painful. so hopefully all goes well for you too!
The swimming will be great exercise for you, an its refreshing too, I have been doing some here lately, an I noticed how well I have been sleeping at nights. Sure sounds like you will be having a venturies 4 months, so enjoy the beauty an the friends you make along the way, Keep us posted on your weight loss journey. emoticon


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JESSERMOVICK 6/11/2013 11:09AM

    So proud of you knowing you need to plan ahead for healthy cooking! I will pray for a successful surgery and rapid recovery for you as well! emoticon

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JOHGLO2011 6/11/2013 10:21AM

    Praying your eyelid surgery goes well for you! And I have to admit, I am a little envious of your plans for the summer. :) How wonderful! My husband is still working full time so we don't get away much. It sounds like basically you have everything you need to succeed on this weight loss journey over the summer, so best wishes to you! Have lots of fun too!

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