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Baby Step Two

Sunday, August 01, 2010

So my first step last week was to exercise. I may not have done it perfectly but I did make an effort.

This morning I decided that in order to go forward I needed to get a scale. So off to Target I went in search of a brand new scale. I even picked the movie Finding Nemo. I got it for Em but it was also a reminder to me to "just keep swimming". Tomorrow I will post a blog with some pics. Don't think I cam do that with iPhone.

I have updated my numbers and my goals. I'm still moving forward and I'm taking no prisoners. I will not allow circumstances in my life to affect my journey. Enough of the emotional eating. This is MY weight loss journey and "I" am the one who's in control here. Can't let others control me. I WILL DO THIS!

  
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FITGRL124 8/2/2010 10:18AM

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You can do it!! We're swimming together friend!! emoticon

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DEVORA4 8/1/2010 10:58PM

  Baby steps lead to big steps Just do it emoticon emoticondeb

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MELISSAJUSTINA 8/1/2010 9:58PM

    Awesome job on all the baby steps!!!!

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DETERMINEDAGAIN 8/1/2010 9:20PM

    Way to go on baby step two! Just remember not to become scale obsessed :)

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/1/2010 9:19PM

    I am proud of you for taking the first step. That is awesome. Let's rock August.

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LOOZINITNOW 8/1/2010 7:28PM

    Kudos to you for going and buying a new scale and updating your numbers. You are going to do this!

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/1/2010 4:26PM

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Next weekend is the Caribou coffee get together. Think you can make this one?

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/1/2010 3:49PM

    Good for you!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/1/2010 3:39PM

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 8/1/2010 3:33PM

    Yes you are in control and you can & will succeed!!!
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KDEYOT35 8/1/2010 3:25PM

    Good for you!! YOU CAN DO THIS! And you definitely have the right mindset...you go girl!

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Smacked Into Reality By My Daughter & Friends...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ok it's the end of the week as well as the month. I have gotten in a bit of exercise while I've been off. My eating still needs some work. After reading my good friend's blog-JETSOX-I felt a Spark ignite and I know I'm going to keep on moving forward.

I have a new long term goal: a cruise fort 39th bday! I've never been on one. I am also considering venturing back into direct sales to make some extra $$$. I want to be able to start my emergency fund and put aside some for travel. I need to stop waiting to live.

This afternoon I had a dose of reality. Em fell & skinned both of her knees. I picked her up and carried her part way and I had to stop. I could feel the extra weight that's been creeping back up affecting my ability to act quickly. And that my friends was quite upsetting. So I plan to wake up early tomorrow morning and get in a good walk while the air is cool.

As many of you know, my daughter is a big part of my want. My health is being compromised. It's about getting serious and not making excuses. I WILL DO THIS emoticon

  
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BABY_GIRL69 8/1/2010 1:10PM

    I too know that you have it in you as we all do. Baby steps, remember, change the mind, change the body. God bless & I pray the Baby is doing okay.

Dee

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/1/2010 7:10AM

    I know you can do it and so can I! New day, new week, new week, new month - new outlook!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/1/2010 1:43AM

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CAROLX914 7/31/2010 11:42PM

    You are able to do it all.. congrats on finding your innerspark again..

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SUZIAND 7/31/2010 11:34PM

    Yes...friend....you WILL do this!! I have every ounce of faith in you!!! A daughter is an excellent source of inspiration!

Excellent thought on not waiting to live. I've kind of been thinking that way myself lately. : )


/hugs,
Suz : )

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My Plan For July 25-31

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I will move forward and not backwards. I know that I am over the 300 lb mark as my scale would only register Error2 this morning. My plan for tomorrow is to check with a nurse to see if there's a scale that goes over 300. There should be since we are in a hospital. I have been trying not to let the idea of it's outcome affect me.

The sun is shining bright after a huge afternoon thunderstorm. I am taking this as a positive sign. I have many things I want to accomplish. However I need to remember that I cannot do any of it without God's help. I
must constantly remind myself of this! At times I feel myself dwelling of where I was on this weight loss journey instead of where I actually am. That is going to get me no where. I must focus on the here & now. One baby step at a time. One foot in front of the other. Yes I may have seriously strayed off course but have never given up. I will keep fighting for what I wish to achieve on this journey!

This weeks plan:
~ Exercise 20 minutes a day for a total of 140 minutes a week. If necessary I will break this up into 2-ten minute increments.
~Drink 2.3 liters of water a day. Hydration is very important with all this heat.
~Track what I'm eating (yikes) and be mindful of hunger eating vs emotional eating. This will definitely be tough for me but I'm going to make a serious effort to do it.


I took some time off for my bday this week. I will be off from Tuesday afternoon through next Sunday.

  
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DEVORA4 7/31/2010 10:37PM

  emoticonStop Putting it off. If I can so can you good luck

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/31/2010 12:23AM

    I hope you are enjoying your time off!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/29/2010 9:33PM

    You can do it, gorgeous. Just focus on now and what you want to do. You have accomplished a lot and learned a lot and now you can put it all in a bowl, stir it up and make something beautiful, beautiful.

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/27/2010 10:28PM

    Enjoy your time off!!

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TEMPERANCE88 7/26/2010 12:58PM

    You can do it! I know it can be hard to push through, but with your positive attitude and your faith in God, anything is possible! Your goals are so managable and realistic, so good for you. God bless!

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LESLIES537 7/26/2010 10:37AM

    Great plan, great goals, YOU CAN DO THIS!! Wishing you a wonderful birthday week! emoticon

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MAESTRAKARINE 7/26/2010 8:05AM

    I know you are struggling my friend. But you are doing all the right things. This blog will help you mor than you know. It also helps the rest of us that are going through some of the same stuff you are going through. Remember, we're all in this together.

Call me!!!! Let's get together this week.

XO,
Karine
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MELISSAJUSTINA 7/26/2010 3:10AM

    Hey girl, you have a great plan set for this!!! I know you can do this. Tracking is important, remember 80% of your weight lose is nutrition. Have a great mini vacation and an awesome birthday!!!! Stay active!!!!!

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DETERMINEDAGAIN 7/25/2010 11:55PM

    You can do it! Keep it movin girl!

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TRAVELNISTA 7/25/2010 9:19PM

    emoticon emoticon Your determination shows so hopefully things will turn around for you soon.

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 7/25/2010 8:53PM

    I love your positive attitude. You are doing great. Enjoy your week off and do something special for yourself.
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 7/25/2010 6:54PM

    Tracking is very important - even if you don't stay in range.

Tracking shows us where we need modification in our plans.
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/25/2010 6:34PM

    Glad that you have some time off for your birthday. Glad that you're looking forward and NOT beating yourself up over what is done and over with. emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 7/25/2010 5:55PM

    You keep on moving. . . God bless & enjoy your birhtday week!

Dee

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DARKANGEL062 7/25/2010 5:53PM

    Good luck with your week. Remember it takes one day at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 7/25/2010 5:42PM

    You are keeping a very positive attitude about this. That is the difference in someone who wants it and someone who doesn't care. I have been far from perfect for a while now, but I never give up pushing forward and giving what I can. You are in my prayers along with myself. You can do this! emoticon

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CAROLX914 7/25/2010 5:38PM

    wishing you a great vacation and a great birthday.. you can do it my friend and if you need some reinforcement give me a call, Im bubbling with encouraging words (on second thought let me give myself some words for the upcoming week):)

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JAMER123 7/25/2010 5:36PM

    This sounds really great to me. You have the motivation and now ned the action. As far as the scale goes, when I was looking for a new scale, I saw several that went up to 400 lbs. They were at Walmart and Target. I don't know if you have any of these stores near you, but a dept. store of any brand should carry scales. Best wishes.

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I Took The First Step...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Yesterday marked my emoticon Today I made a positive step & did ten minutes of exercise. I would like to get another 20 in before the end of the day.

I now can access the Internet through my phone & I'm quite excited about this. In fact, I'm typing this blog on my phone.

I've really missed spreading the Spark. I determined to start making small changes in my current lifestyle. For right now I'm going to start back with exercising and Sparking daily. I really want to work on building up & back to my Jillian Michaels DVDs. I must start somewhere and this morning I started with a baby emoticon

I am determined to get this right. I SO want to get in shape, feel good about myself both emotionally & physically, and most of all be able to enjoy life with Emma. I want be able to try on the sexy outfits and feel good about how I look in them. Next week I will be 38. I'm not getting any younger but I can sure feel that way! I will do this!!!

Who's with me??????

  
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HEATHERL219 7/25/2010 5:18PM

    I'm right along with you!! emoticon

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COACHKRYSTIE 7/25/2010 5:14PM

    I'm with you too!! So glad you found the Dandy Lions!! We're all here for you cheering you on.

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BABY_GIRL69 7/24/2010 7:55PM

    All in at this moment. . . .

God bless & let's get it started in here!

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DUFFYDYER 7/24/2010 6:02PM

    It's never too late- I'm 53 and I'm with you! emoticon

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FITGRL124 7/24/2010 4:57PM

    I am DEFINITELY with you!!! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/24/2010 4:37PM

    I am certainly with you. I'll be 65 in November and it's NEVER TOO LATE!

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CAROLX914 7/24/2010 3:03PM

    WOOHOO!!! IM WITH YOU!

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BAYBELIEVER 7/24/2010 2:35PM

    I am with you too! Let's do this!

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DETERMINEDAGAIN 7/24/2010 2:33PM

    Whoo hoo! You can do this! We all can! Way to rededicate yourself and keep progressing :)

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/24/2010 2:25PM

    I am with you too!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/24/2010 1:15PM

    I'm always with you honey. Let's do this! GET SERIOUS! Love, Dawn

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/24/2010 12:31PM

    emoticon, I'm so glad you got the iphone to use! I LOVE being able to post my SparkPeople stuff from mine when I'm not home or near my laptop.

Good job-I'm with you!

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LESLIES537 7/24/2010 11:54AM

    I AM!!! It's all about the baby steps baby! emoticon

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Keeping The Faith ;~)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I've been having a few things hit me this afternoon. First I found out that my job will not offer tuition assistance on classes that are certified. They have to be classes that will produce a degree. So I will have to hit the library and do some more research there. I was a bit disappointed because I'd been waiting since May to find out. But I will get past this.

Now the second part is taking care of a returned check written for DD's daycare. I didn't write the check but the person who did informed me that it was going to happen. She wasn't sure when we spoke last Thursday. I checked with the school today and they still haven't heard from their corporate office about it. Well the person told me that they received word from their bank today that it didn't clear. So right now I'm trying not to stress out about this. Initially, I didn't because it wasn't a definite as of that point.

Last night I ended up having a wonderful talk with one of my Sparkfriends, CAROLX914. I came away with so many great things from this discussion and I thank you for them Carol. (I know that God has brought us into one another's path for a reason!) At any rate, I came away from this conversation feeling better than I had been feeling. Carol made me strongly realize that I have to make time for myself in order to be a better mother, a better person. So I plan to practice this more often!

I came across a Sparkpage that really had an impact on me. It was just AWESOME! I know that big changes are in store for me. I just need to believe in it and more importantly believe in myself. I WILL DO THIS!

I truly miss being able to log on to the internet daily and Spark away. I took it for granted. I'm not sure when I will get my access back but I'm going to stay strong in faith. I know this is where I'm supposed to be!

See you Thursday!

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/24/2010 9:49AM

    As always, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Keep the faith my friend. Love, Dawn

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TEMPERANCE88 7/23/2010 1:45PM

    You're doing great. Keep up the good work, and keep holding on to your dreams. You can do this!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/23/2010 1:42PM

    Hey gorgeous. I hope everything works out with school.

Is there something in the water - this summer has been kind of rough so far?! Hang int there, boo.

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DEVORA4 7/23/2010 5:46AM

  I personally know how frustrating it is when things you had no control of don't go well. Be patient it will

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/22/2010 5:55AM

    Hang in there, Simone! It is frustrating when there are obstacles caused by others but I know you can get through this.
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TEDYBEAR2838 7/21/2010 7:13PM

    See you Thursday!....

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JETSOX 7/21/2010 10:19AM

    Hi S! Sorry to hear of the tuition news and the returned check fiasco...but you are the kind of person who will get through both of these situations and be better for them. You are one of the strongest people I know. Take one day at a time and work on one thing at a time. Don't let that tuition news stop you from what you truly want to do and become. You can get over this obstacle and succeed! Where there's a will, there's a way. Love ya, girl.

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DETERMINEDAGAIN 7/21/2010 12:21AM

    Chin up! I hope things get better for you!!

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CAROLX914 7/20/2010 11:58PM

    Im happy that I was able to help you. Please trust and have faith in the lord and know that he will come thru. Im here for you anytime you need me. We are in this together! Not only are we on a weight loss journey but we are mentally, spritually, and physically trying to get stronger.

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DYNAMICDEB53 7/20/2010 9:44PM

    I am sorry that so much is pouring in on you. But you friends will see you through this and your belief in yourself is the other part. Life does throw us shocks, but if we can stay strong and ride it out we will be better for it.
Keep staying strong!!
Hugs

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MAESTRAKARINE 7/20/2010 9:09PM

    I'm here for you Simone. You've got my number. Call me any time. If you get voicemail (rare, put it could happen), make sure to leave your name, number & best time to call you back. I promise, I'll call. Praying for you through all this junk. You are not alone. Let Him carry you through.

XO,
Karine

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/20/2010 8:34PM

    Stay strong and you will reach your goals and dreams. I have faith that you will find a way. emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 7/20/2010 8:20PM

    Hang in there Simone. I'm going through a lot of tests and trials right now myself. It's been really hard for me the last few days. I know I will come out of it soon and be stronger because of it and so will you. emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 7/20/2010 5:42PM

    I hate that you are going through but its a blessing to know that you are keeping the faith. Trust in Him cause He can & He will bring you through!

God bless & take care!

Dee

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LESLIES537 7/20/2010 5:35PM

    This reminds me of a quote..."My life is not how I planned it to be, but I am exactly where God wants me to be." Stay strong in faith and put your burdens onto Him. emoticon

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