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Feeling good...

Saturday, August 09, 2014

I stayed at my goal for calories - around 1580!
I water jogged today - 45 minutes!
I drank all 8 cups of water!

A VICTORY TODAY - I had to go into the dollar store to get some things for church - looking for stickers of food, flowers, stars, animals (to teach creation), and found none... however, I found Sesame Street stickers for Benjamin and school workbooks for the other 2 grandchildren. They'll enjoy them, so no - it won't be like torture for them to do schoolwork. Anyway - I had to pick up some candy for church, which put me in the candy aisle... my downfall... However -I didn't get ANY candy that I liked - for me or for church lol... I am thankful for God's help in this small (yet big) victory today.

I had a good day - except that Benjamin (2 yr old) was really grumpy today. He does have a cold, but he's really sassy... it seems that we go through this every time he comes back from his mom and dad. fyi - because of my daughter's work schedule - and the fact that we live 30 minutes away from her and gas is costly, we try to minimize trips - so Benjamin says with us anywhere from 1-7 days at a time. If it's a long time, then his mom keeps him that long again. So - it seems like we go through a readjustment every time he comes back to us. Hopefully tomorrow will be better for him! :)

  
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JUDITH316 8/16/2014 2:11AM

    emoticon emoticon on meeting your goals, Good Job Roxi, keep up the emoticon work, I cheer you on as always... emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/10/2014 12:25AM

    So glad you resisted the sweeties ... Well done on your exercise ... Hugs Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DTHOR6 8/9/2014 2:39PM

    emoticon way to go on resisting the evil candy isle. That's awesome.

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JINLYNN 8/9/2014 4:03AM

    emoticon for resisting the candy aisle and staying within your calorie range! Those are great non scale victories and will help you stay motivated and on track!
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BLUEJAY1969 8/9/2014 3:59AM

    Great job on resisting temptation in the candy isle! Good luck with Benjamin the next couple of days. You are a gem to do that for your family!
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NYARAMULA 8/9/2014 3:31AM

    Congrats on stocking to the plan. I think it's awesome that you are helping your daughter out with taking care of your grandson. God bless you.

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EMMACORY 8/9/2014 2:38AM

    emoticon on meeting your goals! And avoiding candy! emoticon

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Thursday...

Friday, August 08, 2014

Got 38 min of chair aerobics in!

Drank 8 c of water!

My food intake was over my goal... but in the 1800's - definitely could do better tomorrow...

Busier day tomorrow - baby Benjamin (now 2 years old) arrived tonight - :)

  
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JINLYNN 8/9/2014 3:59AM

    emoticon on the chair exercises and you water!


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CAROLYN0107 8/8/2014 4:49PM

    WooHoo on your chair exercises!!!!!

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/8/2014 5:15AM

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SUSIEPH1 8/8/2014 5:06AM

    Great going Roxy .. Love that you got 8 glasses of water in .. Enjoy Benjamin..
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All in all - a good day!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I recently bought 4 chair exercise dvds... and exercised with one this a.m. - for 31 minutes :) and then went to the pool to water jog!

However, I'm a little over my caloric goal and didn't get all 8 cups of water in... I'll make about 3.5 cups before bed.

But - overall, I feel good!

We took our 3 grandchildren to the library today... I love how they love books! Well - the 2 year old thought he'd struck gold when he found a Grover (from Sesame Street) book and tape! But - he does like books!

  
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SUSIEPH1 8/8/2014 3:03AM

    Hi Roxy .. Great exercise my friend .. Loved that you had fun with your Grandchildren .. Lots of Love Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Lost 5 inches!

Monday, August 04, 2014

My scale is broken... but I've recently gotten back to taking measurements... so - I measured again this a.m. - first time since July 1st. I have a terrible memory, so I couldn't tell if I'd made progress or not... I steeled myself for the sad news that there hadn't been any change.

Well - to my surprise, I lost a total of 5 inches!!!! My clothes have felt a little looser, noticing my pants are touching my feet more... It's so nice to be making progress again!

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JINLYNN 8/5/2014 3:43PM

    emoticon That is a great non-scale victory!!
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SUSIEPH1 8/5/2014 6:29AM

    That's just awesome Roxy .. Well done .. You are inspiring my friend ..
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CAROLYN0107 8/5/2014 12:52AM

    That is great!! I've not measured in awhile but I know there would not be a loss of inches. My scale tells me so. The stress of my garage sale is over so it's time to "buckle down" at the eating. But we leave Monday for a week conference, in a hotel, with meals provided. We had to order our meals ahead of time. The food is pretty good. At least it is not a buffet!

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DTHOR6 8/4/2014 7:44PM

    Awesome Congrats!

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Taking my own advice...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ok... I'll try to be succinct... though that's not my strength... lol

When I joined SP in 2011, my life had slowed down and stabilized. I could put my full effort into weight loss. I started chair exercising and tracked as much as possible. I updated my status everyday, I blogged regularly. I lost 45 pounds!

I noticed, as I got to know more SP friends, that those who were active on teams, regularly blogged, and were active overall on SP were the ones who were regularly losing weight. I noticed that those who hadn't lost much weight and had been members for over 2 years - hadn't blogged in several years.

So - 2012 was the beginning of my life spinning away again... and I drifted away from spending time on SP... our youngest grandchild was born and he is with us for days at a time - now 2 yrs old. An older lady that I had become close with, had more medical needs, and I helped her in this area. I spent a lot of time taking her to increasingly frequent dr appointments, hospital ERs, blood transfusions, etc. She passed away 2 months ago. The point of this paragraph is to say, life became busy and the area that suffered the most was my health and ability to stay focused and consistent on weight loss.

So - I need to take my own advice - I've been working at being consistent with logging in - and now working on tracking consistently. I'm water walking at least 2 times a week - actually jogging.

There's also been another positive impetus that is spurring me on - but that will make this blog entry really long - so I'll save it for another day. :) Hopefully, soon - since blogging is important for me to keep on track.

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JUDITH316 7/28/2014 2:58PM

    emoticon Roxi, it's good to be connected again. I totally understand about a busy lifestyle, not to worry, it's just great having you back, you have always been a great encourager and a blessing the past few years I have been on SP. Let's stand together and continue to cheer one another on our journey. We CAN together!

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, please accept my sincere condolences and prayers to you and the family of your friend... emoticon emoticon

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JINLYNN 7/23/2014 6:39PM

    Good to see you blogging again - I'm like you and need to get consistent and make getting healthy a priority.
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SUSIEPH1 7/23/2014 5:27PM

    Great to see you bak on Spark Roxy .. So sorry your friend passed ..
I am also struggling .. I put on weight again whilst looking after Colin .. I was to tired to exercise much ..was unable to go to the pool .. Ate totally the wrong foods .. Just didn't have time or the inclination to look after myself ..
When Colin passed away I went into depression..
I was exhausted and grieving .. I know this is no excuse ..
But frankly I just didn't care about me any more ..

I had a wake up call with my heart miss behaving and this and the support I have from my daughters and my Spark friends have put me back on the right track again ..
So onward and forward I will go ..
We can do this my friend .. We can do it together ..
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CAROLYN0107 7/23/2014 4:28PM

    Roxie. So glad to see you back on SP. Unfortunately, I'm one of those Sparkfriends who DO blog frequently but who are gaining weight. I'm under a lot of stress right now for all the transition I'm going through, soon to go through, etc with my move from Africa back to the States. My problem is not business. It's stress. I need to get on track but right now I'm not on track. Just wanted you to know.
Again, it's good to see you.


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