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I DID IT!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Walked 4.2 miles. That's a 5K plus. Took 2 hours but I stopped to chat with the seagulls, stopped to stand in awe of the ocean, and stopped to check on some seashells. Sometimes there are more important things that rushing through life. Last day :'(

  
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RRBSKI 8/4/2013 8:03PM

    GREAT JOB!!!! Have a great week.

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JAOTAO 8/3/2013 10:03AM

    AWESOME!!! WHOHOO!!

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NANCYPAT1 8/3/2013 12:35AM

    How wonderful it sounds like a lovely walk

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JILL313 8/2/2013 9:56PM

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BELDONDOG1 8/2/2013 8:26PM

    Congrats!!! How wonderful!!

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TORTILLAFLATS 8/2/2013 4:18PM

    That is emoticon I miss emoticon

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S-N-I-P 8/2/2013 2:41PM

    Well done. emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 8/2/2013 1:36PM

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FINALLY!! Back to Walking!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Waked every day on the beach! Today did 2.65 miles in 1 hour. I wanted to go a 5K just to say "I did it". Maybe Sat. Anyway it won't be near as much fun on my treadmill. I love my new walking path app on my iPhone called "foot path." Calculates mileage and time!! I had to do something to get my metabolism faster than zero !!! Only 2 days left and then back to reality. :( emoticon

  
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NANCYPAT1 8/3/2013 12:31AM

    Sounds like you have been staying active - it can make a difference when you can walk in nature but treadmills do have some advantages in the rain.

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LINWINAGAIN 8/1/2013 9:14PM

    way to vacay! emoticon

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ESILBO 8/1/2013 3:43PM

    goodjob lois. keep the momentum going...
love
lise

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IOWAGRAMMA 8/1/2013 1:48PM

    I didn't know you are at the beach, Lois. Enjoy the time you have left. You are right...walking on the treadmill can't possible compare, and it sounds like you've done a great job. I'd love to have a smart phone, but maybe next year! LOL! emoticon

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The Journey to Health....

Monday, July 08, 2013

This journey seems to be L O N G.... and I've had several hills and valleys along the way. I have spent the last year doing the up/down/up/down thing and hopefully once I get back to my lowest weight on this journey, I'll keep on . . . . rather than "retreating" into unnecessary food -- good or bad.

I have to ask myself the question..... Do I REALLY REALLY want to lose weight or is that (candybar, pasta, steak, corn, ice cream, donut,,,,,, you get the drift) all that important? And even the amount of what I eat (even healthy food) seems to be "out of control."

I have now spent 7 days doing well in the "eating" category. I'm going to focus on that for now. After 30 days of "true eating well" I will add the exercise.

If it weren't for Spark..... I would be in deep trouble, but this sight and the friends on here keep me on the RIGHT road,,,,, the ROAD to good health, the ROAD to a lower weight, the ROAD to feeling better for the rest of my life!

I just decided to finally blog because I hadn't accomplished what I had set out to do the first part of this year! and I wanted to commit to doing that.

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/9/2013 9:46AM

    I can sure identify with what you said, Lois. Right there with you and I see others said the same thing. Here's to success for all of us...one choice and one day at a time! YES, we can do it...but we have to want it more than we want the immediate pleasure of something else and I fight that every day and in every way--too often not very successfully!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TORTILLAFLATS 7/9/2013 9:34AM

    Lois, so glad to see you back. You were missed!

Hugs, Gail

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NANCYPAT1 7/9/2013 12:47AM

    I am glad you DID blog - it is often helpful to me and when others blog, their words help me as well. It is like a double blessing and it really helps me stay on track.

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ESILBO 7/8/2013 9:21PM

    I HEAR YOU, DEAR LOIS. SAME HERE. BOUGHT FRUITS INSTEAD OF CHIPS TODAY, I HAD THEM IN MY HAND AND PUT THEM BACK.
WE NEED THE SUPPORT, I NEED TO COME BACK FULL TIME. YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT CHOICE.
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LOVE
LISE

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LATTELEE 7/8/2013 3:39PM

  You have to find the combinations that work for you and spend a lifetime eating that way to be healthy. Would you put the wrong kind of gas in your car?

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WALKTHROUGH 7/8/2013 3:35PM

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4/1/13

Monday, April 01, 2013

How did so many days pass by? Goodness .... and I remained on the up/down/up/down slope ever since 1/1/13 (well actually, 6/1/12).

So now I'm guarding my heart (and mouth) and confronting my REAL problem which is Addiction (or as God calls it Gluttony). Dr. Peake has given me some real life "practices" to think about and institute. (but I use only God's Word for meditation not TM). I'm identifying False Fixes and calling them what they are: "a lie." I'm tracking my "goals" to get some new streaks. I'm enjoying seeing the number of steps up on the fitbit.

And despite the fact that the scale really hasn't budged, I have to remember that obedience in the little things will bring results in the numbers! And I must keep trudging on....

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Confronted yesterday with unlimited beef (one of my favorite things is protein/meat) I succumbed to "overeating" but interestingly enough, I cooked the beef on my GF grill and it was AMAZING the amount of fat that skimmed off. There really couldn't have been much fat left in the hamburgers. I saved the "juice" in a bowl, refrigerated it and half of the "run off" was beef broth and half hardened as fat. Threw away the fat and froze the broth for later use.... Love my GF grill ..... Made me smile...

  
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BELDONDOG1 4/2/2013 10:15PM

    Lois, you have a great attitude and you seem to be doing or trying to do all the right things. You will be rewarded. All at once, that scale is going to drop and you will be so happy, and I will be happy for you also! I will probably have to buy the book too. You're making Dr. Peake a millionaire! lol xo Noel

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JILL313 4/1/2013 11:56PM

    emoticon I'm so glad you're learning a lot about yourself while reading the "Hunger Fix". I am going to order it soon as Dr. Peake sounds very insightful and knowledgeable about the whys and hows of people who eat for comfort or to de-stress, etc. It sounds like progress to me, good for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ESILBO 4/1/2013 2:20PM

    LOIS,
HAPPY TO SEE YOU KEEP THE SHOW ON THE ROAD. I READ SOME OF YOUR S AND JEANNIE S POSTS AND I AM THINKING ABOUT BUYING DR. PEAKE S BOOK .
I AM STILL FIGHTING TO GET BACK ON TRACK.

TAKE CARE MY FRIEND, HUGS
LISE
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IOWAGRAMMA 4/1/2013 2:11PM

    As I mentioned before, I'm still reading and studying, but definitely working through the same things you mention here. I also am using prayer as my meditation, but I've been thinking about adding in some other forms, as well. Since I'm not finished with the book, I hesitate to say for sure, but I think this sounds like such a common sense thing that I wonder how/why I've missed it in the past!

You are not alone, Lois...definitely trudging on here, too!!!
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UP DOWN UP DOWN UP DOWN - hopefully NOW DOWN DOWN DOWN

Thursday, February 21, 2013

ONEderland entered EIGHT (8) months ago and I'm still there, but barely.... how crazy is that! Well, I was challenged last night at a weight loss group with Galatians 5:16 "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh." I thought about that a lot, last night.... Yesterday was a good day, but when I focused on this verse, it challenged me even more. Today, I have had a good morning, accomplishing many things that I had been neglecting.... Thank you, LORD, for your encouragement. And now hopefully, I will see the scale moving again..... as I become more consistent! Eat LESS, move MORE!
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ESILBO 2/21/2013 10:54PM

    GOOD FOR YOU LOIS, WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU IS THE BEST. EVERYDAY IS A NEW DAY.
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IOWAGRAMMA 2/21/2013 3:45PM

    I so hear what you're saying, Lois. I have popped back up over 200 and have been there for about 3 months, but staying close. I just haven't made any downward progress. I'm feeling more positive and that I have things more manageable now and think that I'm poised to move forward again. The lowest I got was to 196, and today I'm at 205, but have been higher. Not proud of that, but...proud of the fact that I (and you) have not given up and gone away to eat myself into oblivion, and that I know that I can move forward. Best to us as we do that! Hugs, Jeannie

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SKEEWEE2MEK 2/21/2013 12:47PM

    Whew! emoticon The flesh is weak!

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