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Getting back to it

Thursday, May 08, 2014

So lost 50 pounds and now after about 2 years gained 10 back. Time to get back to routine. Going to get the 10 pounds off. Today I realized I do need to track my food and exercise to help me get there. Doing it again is not as hard as Ive made it out to be

  
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WIFE48 5/8/2014 3:55PM

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Metabolism

Monday, December 03, 2012

So, I want to tell everyone out there. Be PATIENT. I would go for weeks without loosing much weight at all but it has finally come together. I know it's frustrating to EXERCISE and watch what you eat and not loose weight. I kept doing it and now the weight comes off when I'm not expecting it. I think my body was fighting it and now it has acceptance. EXERCISE has been key and now I need to make sure I eat enough to keep doing it!!! I'm at the point where I have to make an effort to eat. I have lost my taste for sugary things just by limiting the amount ( calories) of them. I still eat them. But by limiting the quantity I have gotten over the craving them. It's awesome. It's been over 6 months and I've lost 44 pounds. And guess what some months I only lost a pound. It's the overall picture. Just keep with it. IT WILL PAY OFF

  
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GEORGE815 12/3/2012 5:47PM

    Great advice. emoticon on your weight loss. It will be your hubby's loss and not yours.

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SANDYCRANE 12/3/2012 10:30AM

    Thank you for the blog. You must of read my mind because that is how I have felt for the last couple of months. I know the weight will eventually come off. Thanks for sharing.

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I can't believe how things have switched

Saturday, December 01, 2012

So when I first signed on to sparkpeople in May. I was 40 pounds over weight. Was not exercising regularly and not taking care of myself. I was ready for change. It started with just tracking what I ate, then my exercise and then my weight. It's amazing how if we don't pay attention to the details of our life the weight packs on. I have lost over my goal by 2.5 pounds. I'm not overly skinny at all. I'm right in my range I'm almost 5'2" range is 115 - 135 ( I weigh 124.5 as of today) I have had new challenges. My husband left 4 weeks ago for another woman. My last child went to college in Sept. and I have had financial problems up the waz zoo. The last of my weight lose was because of my husband leaving but the rest I worked really hard for and I'm proud of that. I'm trying to be a confident woman right now bit hard but running has helped!!! I just want everyone to know how great this site is. I get the support I need, ability to focus on details, and other people going through similar things. I had a co worker ( I hadn't seen in a while) Tell me I was always gorgeous but now WOW!! It is so nice to hear. It does bother me that I had neglected myself so much in the past but my goal is to never let it get to that again. Ya, my husband has decided to be with another woman. It sucks but I'm still a better person today. I've got to keep heading in the direction and see what I've accomplished and tackle the future.

  
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68ANNE 12/2/2012 6:52PM

    I have been where you are and it gets so much better. You are at a hard time now but are on your way to a happy wonderful life!

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HOLLYM48 12/1/2012 3:05PM

    Sorry to hear about the fact that your husband turned out to be a jerk. You will be better off without him. Congrats on your weight loss and getting your life back on track! emoticon emoticon

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GEORGE815 12/1/2012 1:03PM

    I am glad you are making some sense of this. How great to lose the weight you had gained. Just a new focus. I don't know if you were running 5k's before, but look at you now. Sorry to hear about your breakup with your husband. It seems you are now the same physical woman as you once were. Who knows!

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SUESUESUDIO 12/1/2012 12:12PM

    Congratulations! You're doing a great job!

I went through a similar situation with my ex husband 20 years ago. It's not a cliche to say that things do get better with time. emoticon

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Changes

Friday, November 30, 2012

Like the David Bowie song :) It has now been a month since I found out bout my husband affair and he has left me for the other woman. I'm ok today, wasn't yesterday. Sometimes super sad or angry. I'm all over the place. I have reached my weight goal but now I have to worry about not eating. Funny how things changed. I started therapy and was encouraged to buy easy to eat foods. I have no desire to cook or take the effort. I bought some frozen stuff. I can manage to cook an egg but I'm still very upset. ran 3.56 miles yesterday and felt good about it. Today it's raining and I'm going to a new acupuncturist. I only sleep about 2 hours at a time because of all this. I used to be an 8 hour sleep person. I'm sure this has contributed to my craziness. I started looking for new places to live. Credit is horrible but my mom is helping me so there is hope. My house has been torn apart for 4 years and my husband has not wanted to put it back together ( he is a contractor) so I don't see the point in staying in a complete mess without ceiling and much heat for another winter. Things are still a bit bleak but at times I see light :) Hopefully this bad week is coming to an end and there will be a better one. So my goals are to eat regularly, work , and exercise. I have another 5k ( will be my second) on dec 9th. Would love to get my time down. It is still so painful to know that the other woman is a runner and has signed up for all the races I have. She has not shown up yet and I don't know what I will do if she does. Enough said, time to move forward

  
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MEGAYNA 11/30/2012 11:44AM

    My heart is going out to you! I left a marriage 7 yrs ago, and ventured out to a life of being a single mom. I had relationships after that, which were also abusive, and have had my fair share of struggles. 7 years later and it still has the ability to piss me off, but even worse is at that time I went through the same thing you are going through... I couldnt eat, didnt want to eat, didnt want to cook... And that became habit... Not only habit for me, but it really seemed like an inconvenience to just take out one chicken breast to make a supper for me and my 2 small daughters, so it was a life of open can-dump in bowl- heat in microwave-voila! meals for my children... oh the bad habits I instilled in them :( I knew I needed to eat more, even now, but the actual thought of putting something in my mouth made me feel sick. I basically ate to live... BARELY! Now dont get me wrong, I didnt not eat because I thought I was fat... I was sad and depressed and then it just became habit to not eat. When I found Sparkpeople, the first day I tracked what I ate (which was my normal amount) and found out I had been living off about 200-300 calories a day for a very long time. My challenge these last 2 weeks has been to EAT! Ill figure the rest of it out later...

Keep remembering that life is all just trial and error... you try, you fail, you try again... in all aspects! I wish you luck and inspiration in the future... Find what you are passionate about and keep it!

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GEORGE815 11/30/2012 11:22AM

    Sounds like you have a lot of challenges ahead of you. Your husband sounds very inconsiderate of all the time and children you have shared. Hope things improve for you. It sounds like you have a plan, and now you have to work it. You have a new focus now. Good luck.

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Been awhile

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I have so appreciated the sparkpeople community. This last month has been the worst of my life but the support has been amazing. My husband is not coming back and is moving in with the other woman. Kills me. But, I have reached my weight goal loose. I've lost 40 pounds, I have run a 5k and got third place in my age division and have great people around me. I really wish my husband knew what he is going to miss out on. I feel like I'm on the road to great thing. Hopefully I will get the hate and despair out of me sooner then later. I don't want to be the bitter divorced woman. I do want to be in a great relationship someday. New goal. TONE THE MIDDLE SECTION. :) and of course maintain this current weight. Thank you everyone for your support.

  


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