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Wake Up Call - My New Way Of Life

Saturday, July 13, 2013

I've slid back into some old habits again, and now I've got to work on getting back on track. I saw an article on Spark People about 10 mistakes dieters make. First one was being on a diet in the first place. Which messed me up. Because I honestly don't know what else to call this. I can't just eat and do whatever I want because that's what got me where I am in the first place. So yes, there is some element of restriction. I have to consciously decide what I am going to eat and what exercise I am going to do each and every day. And I guess that's what makes this a lifestyle change. I've really been doing some thinking on this. Eating differently and making time to exercise --is-- a lifestyle change. I'm just frustrated at the moment, because no one else around me is doing things that way. So I feel like the odd one out. But I'm going to have to do it if I really want to lose weight and feel better.

A lot of this thought process was brought on when my sweet little four year old boy said to me, "Mommy, you eat too much." He didn't mean to hurt me. Children are just brutally honest. So I'm going to work on it. I'm getting back on track. And maybe someday, it won't be so much of a challenge. It will truly be a lifestyle change, my new way of life.

  
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JANTWO 7/14/2013 1:19AM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/13/2013 12:06PM

    thank heaven for little kids,lol. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAT321123 7/13/2013 11:49AM

    I think the difference between a diet and what you're doing (a lifestyle change) is that diets are time-limited and a lifestyle continues on forever. That's why moderation is important -- totally restricting yourself ALL the time, FOREVER, is totally unrealistic =)

You can do this =)

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Happy Birthday To Me!

Friday, June 14, 2013

I woke up this morning thinking about my birthday that is coming up tomorrow. We're celebrating today, but it's tomorrow. Anyway. I was just thinking about this past year and all the changes that have happened. I haven't stuck with my weight loss plan perfectly, but I have lost some weight. And I thought ahead to this next year. I'll have to sit and write down some goals for this coming year. Goals for home and family and for myself.

But overall, I think this past year has gone well. My son turned 4, which was fun. And my husband and I celebrated six years of marriage in May. We have managed to stay in one apartment for nearly two years now, which is an accomplishment for us. No joke, in the 6 years Rich and I have been married, we have moved 5 times. One of them being totally unplanned due to a water pipe that had burst.

Anyway, as I was getting dressed for birthday dinner I had one of the best non scale victories! Best birthday present! I had picked out a top that I like, but only wear once in a while because the sleeves can be kind of tight. Well, I put it on and...it was too big! So then I tried another top...also too loose! Which made me both super happy and kind of anxious. Cause that means I'll need to go shopping! I love shopping, but I feel like I rarely go anymore because I need someone to watch the Bug for me. Trying to take him shopping with me makes things difficult. And hubby gets up for work at 1:30 in the a.m. so by the time he gets home, he's tuckered. But I'll have to work it out and what a fun excuse to buy some new stuff! What a fun birthday present!

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/29/2013 6:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon belatedly.did you get to go clothes shopping?

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JONEC14333 6/14/2013 3:22PM

    Oh baby, and this is the start! Happy birthday to you! I think the best part of your blog is the part that says that you will be making goals for this year. Good plan. Have a great year!

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ICEANGEL0531 6/14/2013 3:19PM

    Blessings to you on your birthday

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Getting Back On Track

Monday, June 10, 2013

I have really slacked this past few weeks with all of my weight loss goals. So I decided today that I just need to get back into it. I'm starting with my Fast-Break goals, the plan to meet those goals every day this week. My other goal is to make sure that I track everything I eat because I've gotten very lax on my tracking. I had caught myself feeling bummed about my weight and I don't know why, but it seems so easy to forget that I am the one in charge of myself. So yeah, I feel like getting those Fast Break goals going is really going to help.

I've also been having a tough time with sugar cravings, and I'm considering picking up the Tame Your Sweet Tooth challenge. My only concern is all the birthdays this month. Including mine. I don't know, part of me feels like I just really need to get this under control. And I will.

  
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LIVERGIVER 6/10/2013 7:02PM

    You can do this. One day, and sometimes one minute at a time. It might help to make a plan for handling those tough situations. Eating your fill of healthy foods right before you meet the temptations might help with portion control. I wish you all the best!

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ICEANGEL0531 6/10/2013 6:30PM

    It's hard to resist temptations, you stronger than you give yourself credit. You can and you will!!

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Day 51

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I am now on day 51 of a logon streak! I just thought I'd take a moment to update and to just remember this. Remember going through this. When I get to goal, I want to actually maintain. I've lost nearly 100 pounds before and it was great when I got to goal, but then I just stopped. And the weight came back. So this time I just want to remember each little step along the way. I want to remember the things I learned.

This past couple of weeks have been tough. My motivation has been low. So I decided that what I need to do is cultivate motivation. I have intentionally sought out things like positive quotes and motivational stories. The thought is that if I put those things in, that is what is going to come out of me. That's the hope. :) I'm still on my way, so that's good.

I've had a few "bad" days of eating lately, and I was getting bummed about it until I realized that I'm not doing this to be on a diet. Yeah, there are going to be times when I am doing really well, eating well and exercising. And there are going to be other times when I don't so awesome. And it's ok. It's not the end of the world if I have a bad day or two or three. I have to keep drilling into my head that I just need to get back on track afterwards. I need to keep going if I want real lasting change. So I'm working on getting back on track. :) See you again soon!

  
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DIANEWITHASMILE 5/21/2013 8:08PM

    Great attitude! I know where you are coming from and you're right, this is a lifestyle change not a diet! Sometimes we will eat not so great, don't fret just move on! Good luck!

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Mother's Day and Anniversary in review.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Yesterday was Mother's Day, and important day to me because I am Mommy to 4 year old Dillon! He's one of the best things I've done with my life. So super proud of that guy! And on top of that, it was my hubby and I's 6th wedding anniversary! Two great guys in my life. I'm so lucky!

We started off the day going to church where pastor delivered a great message geared towards the ladies titled Victorious Secrets. :) And there was a photo booth set up so that we could do family pictures for Mother's Day.



After that, we spent a little time at my Mom and Dad's to wish my mom Happy Mother's Day. Dillon was acting super tired so we thought he might take a nap. Mom offered to let him take a nap at her place while Rich and I went to check out the new Lush store that just set up in our local mall.



They are awesome! All handmade and all natural bath stuff and cosmetics.

Dillon ended up not taking a nap and we hung out at Mom's house a little longer after this before taking Dillon to his Pop Pop's house. Pop Pop had offered to watch Dillon so that Rich and I could go out to eat on our own.

We went to this great local restaurant called The Social.



I had started out the day trying to stay within calorie limit but I had decided by dinner time that I really wanted to just indulge and celebrate. I had a delicious duck leg with a pear and frisee salad, which probably wasn't too bad as far as nutritionals go. But I also had 2 glasses of sangria and Rich and I shared a pumpkin spice crème brulee! Soooo good!




I really enjoyed my day, and I did also get some walking in. And while I enjoyed it, I took the time to think ahead to next month. June is celebration crazy. Everybody's birthday is in June, including mine, plus Father's Day and my parents wedding anniversary. So I chose to relax and enjoy this one, but realize I'm going to still have fun, but maybe take it a little easy. We'll see. :)

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/14/2013 2:23AM

    belated happy anniversary.i think you did well with your food choices they look great.glad you had a great mothers day mine was a right downer.good luck with all the june celerbrations i know with a bit of planning you will be just fine.remember where there´s a will there´s a way. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 5/14/2013 12:49AM

    Glad you had a great day!!

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TWINZMOM7 5/13/2013 8:45PM

  Sounds like a great day!

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ELRIDDICK 5/13/2013 8:41PM

  Thanks for sharing

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