Thursday, December 30, 2010
Ok, looking at my past posts, and I cannot believe that the last time I posted I was ready to get started again, was 11 months ago! It has certainly been a difficult couple of years that I have been through, but I am re-determined to lose my last 20-30 pounds, and have a more healthy lifestyle again. Armed with a new man, a new living situation, a new nutrution book I just bought, and an upcoming new year that I am hoping will be great! I am ready to get back on track with my diet, exercise, and healthy eating. I cannot wait to look and feel better!!! Let's go, Happy New Year!!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Hi, I have missed you all so much. It has taken me a while to get back on my feet after losing my husband this summer, but I am finally feeling ready! My current plan is to startup full force Monday February 1st. I am so ready to start living right, and continue to drop more pounds for the right reasons this time. I want to thank all my friends and teammates for their support, and kind workds, and for not giving up on me. I have missed this, but could not keep up with it like I was until now. I am sure I will still have many ups and downs to come, but I will have you all to share them with. Thanks, and lets get healthy and skinny!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Hello to all my spark buddies. I have not been very active on the site for awhile due to some events in my life. Some of you have read my page, and know about my husband. Well, on June 10, he went into the hospital for what we believed to be constipation problems. However, his liver was also acting up at this time. Add a few other complications down the road-bleeding from the bladder, and kidneys being affected, plus the liver never getting better, and nearly 4 weeks later, he was put into hospice care and passed away on July 7th. I miss him terribly. He was the love of my life, and I had hoped to grow old with him, and have a long and happy life together after raising our beautiful daughters. Now I am left to do that on my own. He did so much for me, so it won't be easy. Anyhow, spark wise, I am still on the downward slide. but my original goal is a bit out of reach-so will have to midify that a bit. but I am begining to get ready to get back to my healthier ways and tracking everything. Hope to hear from you all. Thanks for listening and caring.
Friday, May 29, 2009
I feel that currently, nutrition is my strongest element. While I do have a sweet tooth, and love my junkfood, when I was deciding to lose weight, and searching for a way to do it, I researched healthy "super" foods, and found that many on the list were foods I would eat-I am a bit of a picky eater. So I decided the way to go was to eat healthier, and make better choices nutritionally. I have been pleasantly surprised, as I have enjoyed this journey. I eat mostly what I want-limiting the junk food of course, but I do not restrict myself too much. In my research, I have taken bits and pieces from several plans, and sort of made my own program. So I allow myself a small treat every night-I keep it small, 50-100 calories mostly, and also allow my self a bit more freedom on weekends and at special events or occasions, but for the most part I am making much better choices nutritionally-adding more veggies and fruits to my diet and meals. I do not see my eating plan changing. I am hoping to keep this up long term. I feel good about helping my family be healthier too. Also, I am getting much better about drinking my daily water. This has always been a weak point for me. I still need a little work on this for days when my schedule is not the norm-then I tend to fall short.
While nutrition is my strong area right now, fitness is my weak. I am not an active, sporty person. I really need to work on incorporating fitness into my daily routine. I seem to do ok in spurts, then fall back. I have several fitness goals which include taking family walks with the dogs, getting on my elliptical for at least 5 minutes per day-this exercise is difficult for me, so I need to build up, doing exercises during the commercials of my favorite shows, stretching, I have videos I want to do more, and walking around during my lunch duty at work-which I have been doing pretty well. I guess, I just really don't like exercise, so I will put it off. I do fee that fitness is the fastest way to achieve the goals I want. Also, when my husband-who is battling cancer doesn't feel like walking, I usually don't push it-a few times I have taken the dogs and gone by myself. I guess I really need to look at how I can get the best benefite out of any activity I have to do-such as housework, playing with the kids.... I know I would see more improvement if I was more consistant, I feel better about myself when I do get it done. I just need to push myself more.
My husband is a big support for me. Also, I want my kids to be healthy, my husband to beat his cancer, and I don't want to end up with as many health issues as my parents are facing right now. I have taken before pictures-not to the after part yet. I have seen improvements in how my clothes are fitting, I see small changes in my body so far-I have not lost very much yet. I do take measurements-which have not changed much, and weight myself once per week-oficially-I occasionally step on the scale during the week just to peek, but mostly I am pretty good, because I am enjoying what I am eating and doing.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Ok, here goes, my motivation at this point. Well, I have not lost weight in the last two weeks, but I somehow do not feel discouraged. I am greatly motivated on the nutrition front. I am very happy with my eating plan, and feel satified and pleased most of the time. I do allow myself small treats everyday, and occasionally more free and open days when we have special events or occations, but mostly stick to the plan, and limit myself even with in my free days. I am doing great with water as well, something that was always an issue for me before. I do struggle in the area of fitness. I don't have time in the mornings, and am often very tired when I get home, but I am making strides in this area-however small they may be, I still am working on making it a daily habbit, and we are trying to get out for our evening family walk with the dogs-which is also going better, but at times needs to be postponed due to other unexpected necessities that come up. But I do feel really good over all that I am doing what is best for me and my family, and am motivated that way, the scale doesn't bother me too much-although is does a little, but I am seeing a slight differnce in my body already so that is good-but am hoping to see more soon!
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