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Follow your Bliss

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Today i was watching Run's House (a guilty pleasure of mine). If you've never seen the show, the end of every show ends with an affirmation from Rev. Run. I was so inspired by today's affirmation I decided to share it with you all. Hopefully it'll inspire you as well.

"What's your passion? Most times in life you need to try something out to know if it's a good fit. Because only through experience do you know where your real passion lies. Remember, to find happiness follow your bliss."--Rev. Run

  
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MOMMAROLEMODEL 7/8/2009 8:55AM

    I love Run's house; however I DVR it and it always cuts off when he starts the affirmation from Rev. Run, so thanks so much for sharing. I love it

Timberlee

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Thankful for sparkpeople.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I LOVE Spark!! We are SO lucky to have this website available to us for FREE! I used to be a member of the biggestloserclub.com. It has a meal planner, meal tracker, fitness tracker, a lot of the same features as Spark BUT it's 20 bucks a month. When I got laid off from my job I was panicked because I couldn't afford to pay for the membership anymore. Then i did a google search for 'Free calorie counters' and of all the sites available Spark is THE BEST! It's BY FAR loads BETTER than BLC. Spark has better features (the points system is AWESOME and so motivating) and the site works better overall. I'm so thankful for this site. Thank you, SparkPeople!!! Thank you for making this site available to me, and thank you for helping me change my life!

  
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KENCHRIS401 6/17/2009 4:29PM

    It is so true, i feel the exact same way! It is awesome how a site that is so wonderful as this can be totally free. I use to go to weight watchers which cost $40 a month to go to weekly meetings and be able to track food. I had to stop because with the economy the way it is, i really couldn't afford it. Boy was I happy when I found Spark People.

And even though I loved Weight Watchers and will never say anything negative about them, they helped me lose a lot of weight.(even though every time i stopped i gained it back)-I enjoy spark peoples page better.

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AUTUMNHARVEST3 6/17/2009 3:30PM

    It's funny that you said that. I was just saying the other day that I'm suprised that such a good site is free. I am also grateful.

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Dreading the gym...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Today I had to FORCE myself to go to the gym. I didn't go to the gym yesterday, so today i vowed to makeup for skipping yesterday's session. However I was feeling super lazy. Whenever I feel like this, i trick myself by changing into my gym clothes. Usually this will get me motivated to go exercise. For some reason I sat around and watched tv for a few hours instead. But at 9pm I forced myself to get down there. I said to myself that I had to do at LEAST 30 minutes. 30 minutes go by quick. When i got down to the gym, as expected, 30 minutes flew by and i ended up doing another 30 for a total of 60 minutes. I feel so much better now. It's hard to do it sometimes, but it's important to get in a little bit of exercise.

  
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ROMMY143 6/17/2009 2:45AM

    Awesome! I have to train my mind to work this way. This is my major weakness.

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JLVS2BAKE 6/17/2009 2:27AM

  Way to go! You are right - thirty minutes goes by quickly and often after 30 - you can go longer. Congrats on making a wonderful decision today to help you be healthier and reach your goals. Love, Julie

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GINGERGARLIC 6/17/2009 1:37AM

    Agreed!! Way to go you did a great job. I felt the same way. Started off my walk to go to the gym. Then turned around and was like well instead i will just walk. But then realized on my walk if i just cut across this one street and went up the hill i would pass the gym. So i ended up going. And like you very happy i went today.. but yeah sometimes its just like mmm i don't wanna... lol. Way to hang in there.. it feels so great afterwards...

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it's hard out there

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's hard to stay positive when things aren't working out for you. I'm trying very hard to look on the bright side of things, but since I got laid off there's been this deep worry and stress bubbling in the back of my mind. *sigh*. I just hope everything works out for the best.

P.S. I should say that despite the stress, instead of turning to food like i would have in the past, I went for an excellent run/walk :). And it did help relieve some of the stress...so that's good :)

  
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MAGORDA 6/17/2009 2:42AM

  Wow!! I feel the same way. I just joined this blog. I find it hard to stay positive when everything around me is just so negative. My hours were cut as well and well there is that deep worry the stress. I really want to focus on the positive side of things but sometimes it just does not work out that way.

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Honor your body. Honor your practice

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today at the gym an older woman said to me "How do you get abs like yours?? I wish my abs looked like that". I was so shocked. I was surprised that somebody would say that to me. After all i'm nowhere near my goal weight. I started to focus on all of the things I haven't accomplished and wondered how she could think that about me when I don't look how I want to yet... But then I had to stop myself. I realize that I tend to overlook all the wonderful changes that i've made to my body and focus on the things that are still not "perfect". I've been so fixated on the weight that I have not lost yet, and tend to overlook the weight that I have lost. I realize that I should be more appreciative of how far I've come. I should look at those 63 lbs in a more positive way. Instead of "ugh, i still have to lose 63 lbs" i should say "OMG, only 63 lbs. to go!". I mean so far i've lost 77 lbs!! That is amazing and I need to be more proud of myself. I also need to be more thankful and honor myself and my practice. I've put my body through so much. My body carried me around when i was 270 lbs. It might not have been easy but it still worked hard for me. And then when i decided to start losing weight it did exactly what i wanted it to. 77 lbs is a great feat! And while i may not be at my goal weight, i've still come a long way and that's pretty freakin' awesome.

And about that woman in the gym today, it's pretty cool to know that somebody looks to me for inspiration. It's cool to know that somebody sees me the way i see those models in the fitness magazines :)

So, i suggest to you all to take a moment and Honor your body, and honor your practice. Be thankful for all that you've accomplished :)

  
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COUNTRYNETTERS 6/16/2009 5:53PM

    Very cool blog! And I have had that happen myself. It's easy to forget those pounds you lost and focus on the negative, but I try to remember there are people who would love to be in my shoes having lost so much weight. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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DAISEYCHAIN 6/16/2009 5:44PM

    Thanks for this blog. 77lbs is amazing! I can't wait to be where you are!
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