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Upgrading.....

Thursday, June 02, 2011

I went to the gym yesterday and was approached by two men at two different times. One told me that I deserved credit for how well I was doing and the other was trying to tell me that my sprints were good but I should just walk and be easy on the knees. I told him thanks for the advice. I have read that but I want to get back into my running mode....I really do and doing a 5k by running and walking with alternate turns has been helping me. Well I think so.

Today I was approached by a guy who wants to be my trainer I told him that I was not want a trainer. He asked why, I told him that I have been doing this on my own with Spark and then he asked if I was happy with my results I told him yes I am. I really am. I am feeling better, provided a few days I do feel like I need a boost I have a few days where I feel like I could be doing so much better and yet thats part of the territory. I know that I have to put for effort in order to see a change. I am on my way to making an UPGRADE........

My battle yesterday was CHOCOLATE MILK........ emoticonbut don't worry I was emoticon I did not give in!!!! emoticon

  
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NIKKICOLE83 6/6/2011 5:33PM

    Those men just wanted an excuse to talk to you ! HAAAAYY! You got it girl and your even flaunting it in the gym!

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REDVELVET21 6/2/2011 9:37PM

    How can we have chocolate silk on the 17 DD? I am scared I will go bonkers.....I think I am like Homer Simpson is to donuts to chocolate milk!

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GABBY308 6/2/2011 2:49PM

    You're lookin'so good now that they probably were hitting on you in the guise of giving advice (especially that guy who wanted to train you!) Were any of them interesting? Have you tried Chocolate "Almond" milk? No lactose, low calories, good for you and yummy! I've been putting vanilla almond milk in my smoothies along with the fruit and yogurt. emoticon

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My goals for this week....

Monday, May 30, 2011

I have decided to make a list of 3 small, medium or big goals each week! I think they will help contribute to my loss journey.

goal # 1 Workout 60 minutes 5 days this week Tues- Saturday

goal # 2 start Cycle 1 back on my 17 Day Diet Plan

goal #3 Bed Time is set for 10 P.M. starting tomorrow! (finishing up a paper for homework right now) So as soon as its done I will get prepped for tomorrow and wind down!

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 5/31/2011 11:59AM

    Sounds great!!! Have a great week!

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KAYEREADER 5/30/2011 10:24PM

    Best wishes for a fabulously successful week!

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GABBY308 5/30/2011 9:32PM

    I know that I keep repeating this, but just remember the 1st 4 days are the hardest! If you run into problems come and post with the team - we are all there to support you! emoticon

and thanks for the fruit salad!

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VTSKIER805 5/30/2011 9:16PM

    I love weekly goals! Good luck with yours this week :)

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Just one of them days.....

Sunday, May 29, 2011

One of them days when I think about why

I weigh so much, why its hard to lose? Because I ate too much of the wrong foods, now I am trying to lose weight by eating the right combination of food.


one of those days where I wonder how long until I get to where I want to be? I guess as long as I stay on plan, use a cheat moment as a cheat moment and not as a fall to stop working but allow myself a treat here and there to not feel deprived but at the same time know that each moment is a moment that will determine my success or my failure rate.

one of them days when I keep assessing my goals My goals have to keep changing because I don't want to become monotonus in my goals , cauring myself to plateau,, plus once I become a pro at one level it only makes sense to move up and intensify my workout

my time frames and my eating habits? I know that bread and I don't get along too well, so I have been cutting out, eating very limited carbs in the forms of croutons on my salad, I am eating more veggies, fruits, proteins, and paying attention to the foods my body use and the reactions. I am drinking lots of water....

. one of them days where I wonder why some people lose so easily and some like me find it so hard. My sister eats but she is naturally thin, my brother eats he wants to bust 200 lbs but he can't so its me the middle child who has always carried extra weight and yet it seems like I have the hardest time losing weight and staying slim when I do, I don't want to yo yo

I know some doctors say that it has to deal with things from life that have caused us pain and we use food as a comfort zone. I don't want food to be my comfort zone anymore. I know that life hasn't always been easy and that I sometimes hold back instead of pointing out whats going on inside of me. I just want to succeed this time and continue here on spark for maintenance and help others who are going through the same things....

  
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REDVELVET21 5/30/2011 6:31PM

    I am still on it. 17 days on with cycle 1 then a few days off not as strict but limited carbs and definitely before 2 pm. I have a cheat moment here and there. I go back on Cycle 1 Phase June 1st.

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GABBY308 5/30/2011 10:33AM

    Are you still doing the 17DD or did you give up on it? The croutons made me wonder emoticon

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* No Title*

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I really didn't know how to title this blog, but I just needed to vent today so here goes......I really don't understand why people feel the need to make a comment on others decisions to make a change. Yesterday before I went to work a co-worker had another co-worker call me to ask if I could pick her up a salad when I buy me one, I told them yes. Well when I got to work the co-worker at work asked me if I eat salads everyday. I told her yes. She looked at me and continued to comment stating that she can't eat salads because her body doesn't digest them properly, something about making her gassy. Then another co-worker chimed in asking if there is meat on the salad, I told her no. She commented that she can't eat the salads because they have to have meat, cheese, croutons and all kinds of other stuff. My thing is that its my body, my choice, and sometimes other peoples 2cents aren't welcome. One asks are you on a diet, I said No, I am just living a healthier lifestyle....so they make comments like "Oh"looking as though a healthy lifestyle was a joke. I don't like being the highlight of attention but it was either you support or you don't preferrably if you don't then you keep your comments to self, because sometimes when people need support, they don't need your negative comments or your . I sometimes have to remind myself why I am doing this and not worry about what others say. Everyone is not going to support my healthier living, lifestyle and they may think its just a phase but its not, Its me, myself and I. I like this, I want this and I plan on making my change and goal.........

  
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REDVELVET21 5/19/2011 9:11PM

    Thank You Ladies, Yes I am glad that I have you all to talk to and vent about whats going on and I feel so much better, I will just be glad when my results become more noticeable and they will see what determination pays off to!!! I do stay positive but sometimes its like "Who asked you?" especially when people feel that their 2cents are welcomed everywhere.....I know that I am going to keep up the good work and keep moving on!!!

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KIMQUILTS55 5/19/2011 4:39PM

    What's that saying about garbage in ....garbage out....sounds like your co-workers....and aren't you glad you do have a place to vent.

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GABBY308 5/19/2011 10:23AM

    I think I would have called it "Did I ask you...?" "Do I look like I care about your opinion?" "Don't want your two cents!"
"Just keep shoveling that s#$* into your own mouth..."

If they need to lose some weight also, they could just be jealous. You could also find a way to politely tell them that you don't comment on all the poison they're eating, so you'd appreciate it if they didn't ruin your appetite. It's hard to tune out ignorant people's negative comments sometimes, but you're doing great.

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GABBY308 5/19/2011 10:22AM

    I think I would have called it "Did I ask you...?" "Do I look like I care about your opinion?" "Don't want your two cents!"
"Just keep shoveling that s#$& into your own mouth..."

If they need to lose some weight also, they could just be jealous. You could also find a way to politely tell them that you don't comment on all the poison they're eating, so you'd appreciate it if they didn't ruin your appetite. It's hard to tune out ignorant people's negative comments sometimes, but you're doing great.

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NIKKICOLE83 5/19/2011 9:57AM

    Don't you wish you could just tell them to kiss your ass??!! But truthfully they act like that because they are not happy with where they are at and the only way to make them feel better about it is to downplay the importance of what you are doing. I used to be that way when I was fat and unhappy too. They want a reaction. Don't give it to them. Just keep eating your salad with a smile and then get on here and vent to us. They will eventually shut their mouths when they realize you don't care about what's coming out of it.

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Good Day

Monday, May 16, 2011

I ran and walked 2 miles within 28 minutes. I need to improve on the time but its okay because I am getting back into my running mode. When I finished that I got onto the elliptical machine. I noticed that my knee started hurting some, but I know when that happens I may need more water. So I drank some water and kept on moving. I felt really good after my workout. I am going to reach my goal and I am goin to make it!!!

  


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