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Gaining.....

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I am gaining confidence that I can do this! I want to be here a month later, 3 months later, 9 months later and so on showing pictures of the new and improved me! I want to gain a new perspective in life and I know its already taking shape within me. I have started back using my calendar to post my star stickers to show which days I work out. I have a notebook that I am using to write down my foods and exercise in it to show me what I am eating, exercises that I am doing and attitude/ perspective on things to help me when I cannot spark at the moment. This takes work but I know that dedicating a few minutes each day to myself and being careful of how I fuel my body is going to help me make some great improvements.

  
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NIKKICOLE83 1/23/2013 4:33PM

    Good for you! Whatever it takes to keep you on this train, I am all for. It can be hard to stick with this because it consumes your entire life. But it is worth it. I want you here 9 months from now. Don't go missing on me ever again!

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BABY_GIRL69 1/23/2013 3:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless, Dee

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LILSHINE 1/23/2013 11:53AM

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BLKLILY 1/23/2013 10:10AM

    emoticon girl. I like the calendar idea. See, I use one for my son to help him learn the days of the week. But, I never thought about one for myself. I would use to track exercise and weight loss/gain!

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CHYNNA81 1/22/2013 9:04PM

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JULESJET 1/22/2013 8:24PM

    You can do it!
And I love using star stickers!
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DADDYNARD 1/22/2013 7:13PM

    confidence and dedication is all it takes. I wish you much success on your goals

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Lessons Learned....

Monday, January 21, 2013

#1. Don't compare your weight loss to the loss of others. We all lose at different rates and different things work for different people.

#2. Trial and Error. We try and we continue to learn as we go through this weight loss journey. The best way to learn is to try.

#3. Eating is a Must! Some people think that starvation is key. However our bodies need fuel and energy to burn. Without it its hard to function and we could be doing more harm to our bodies without it.

#4. Patience! Weight didn't pile on overnight, it sure won't fall off overnight! I wish it could but slow and steady wins the race.

#5. Some days are going to be great and some days are going to be hard however consistency is key and holding your head up! I find that sometimes my hard days are hard because I want things to be a quick fix but I really need to take my time and continue on in able to reach my goals.

#6. Exercise is a mood booster! When I exercise, eat right and do what I am suppose to then I actually feel better! I guess because then I know that I am doing right by myself!

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REDVELVET21 1/22/2013 2:53AM

    Thank you spark friends!

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BLKLILY 1/21/2013 9:59PM

    emoticon for the reminders!

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UWHK8STER 1/21/2013 7:41PM

    These are great lessons. Realizing those lessons clarifies the journey. Sometimes we forget though, which points to lesson #5.

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BABY_GIRL69 1/21/2013 3:28PM

    So true...

God bless & thank you for sharing!

Dee

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JACARD 1/21/2013 2:55PM

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METIS457_79 1/21/2013 2:48PM

    Very good lessons!

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Stepping up and stepping out

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I know that change isn't going to happen over night, but its funny when we are making changes and people around us seem to think that we have to be deprived or that we are missing out. A co worker brought some croissants in to work and they really tried to make it seem as if I was missing out. I said No thank you and kept on going! I won't lie it was hard but I did it!!!

  
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CIERAPOET 1/18/2013 12:59AM

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That's What Happens When You Have A Made Up Mind. People Think They Are Doing Favors When They Push Food That They Shouldn't Be Eating Themselves. My Son Does That And I Just Stare At Him. He's 22 And Very Little With A Metabolism Out Of This World. And To Think How Much Food You Can Eat For The Same Amount Of Calories As That Croissants. lol
Many Blessings Upon All You Put Your Hands To Do!
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BLKLILY 1/17/2013 5:14PM

    emoticon and even if she does not support you, WE do! emoticon

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One day at a time....

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Its one of those days where I am looking like how long will it take to get there. I am not losing hope I know with weight loss those moments come and go. We have to do what's best for ourselves and truly PUSHing on will help me to reach my goal. This is a short lived moment and I think blogging for a moment instead of finding comfort in food will help me get to where I need to go! Writing my goals and saying a prayer! I can do this! emoticon

  
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LILSHINE 1/16/2013 10:27AM

    You most surely can. Great job on finding an outlet other than food. Keep at it you got this covered

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PRIN1978 1/15/2013 9:43PM

    You sure can girl! I already bought my birthday dress 5 months in advance. Its a bit snug in some areas, so I have it hung as the first thing I see in my closet as a reminder to get moving & be healthier so I can look sexier in my dress! emoticon emoticon

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Retraction and Refresher

Monday, January 14, 2013

I made a comment that "God helps those who helps themselves," I honestly was not trying to discredit God's ability in my life or anyone else's. I have been praying for weight loss, strength where I am weak or need help on improving. I think that God helps us but we also have to help ourselves in the process. I know where I need improvement through wisdom that he has granted me and the vision within to see where I need make changes. I know that with God's help I can accomplish more. I want more of him in my life but I also know that I can not just pray to lose weight and it just happen without me putting in some effort with his guidance. I don't want to step on any toes or discredit God in any way. I know that this is a joint effort with me and him. I know that I may not even be able to hit all of the points on here.... but I really don't want to step on any toes, because everyone takes this their way. I know how I feel about him and that I need him in my life and on my journey!

  
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FREENEWMET 1/16/2013 10:14PM

    Very good post!! Yes God does want us to work hard to wait on the Lord does not mean to sit idly by and do nothing, Wait in that sense means to occupy until he comes which means to be about His business! You are not discrediting God at all! emoticon

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LILSHINE 1/16/2013 10:00AM

    Great blog post ...as long as you know what you meant ... its good enough. He's there for us and in every aspect, keep holding on and seeking Him on this journey, He is a very present help...

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SPARKLE1908 1/15/2013 7:49PM

    I totally agree with your blog...you know the role that God plays in your life and you are giving him all the glory...that is what matters most...this is a team effort and He will be by our sides as long as we want him there...

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RESTORED_ME 1/14/2013 11:39PM

    Sis, this is absolutely the truth! We do our part and trust HIM for the rest. I know you are going to accomplish your weight loss goals this year. You are focused, you are faith-filled, and you are moving in the right direction. I am SO excited for you and glad to be cheering in your corner!


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LESLEYANNE11 1/14/2013 4:31PM

    emoticon Your absolutely right. God wants us to succeed of course,but he also needs us to work hard and remain in faith.

Remember the story about Jesus and the lepper. Jesus told him to go tell the priest that he was healed. Only he wasn't. He turned and while he was walking he was healed of his leprosy. Some times God wants us to step out in thin air and know he will catch us. emoticon

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