Sunday, February 05, 2012
We've got a 5K this coming Saturaday (Feb 11th) and my 10 year old son is taking part in it with me! I believe I'm more looking forward to it because he's going to be with me than the 5K itself. I told him he didn't have to hang back with me and could go for it to do the best he can. He's a fast monkey and I'm hoping he places well. No matter the outcome, he's planning for this just to be the start of us doing these together. So if I didn't have motivation before to get back on track exercise-wise as well as food-wise I sure do now!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
As part of this week's challenge - Blogging 7 days straight. So today addresses my first high stress reaction. In my previous blog I mentioned we're getting ready to to deal with major health issues with my husband. Well, we met with the oncologist yesterday and we start the chemo a week from Monday and radiation the same day for the next 7 weeks 5 days a week. I say "We" because although I realize it's his body that's going to have to endure the treatment, it also affects us as a couple.
With that said, last night I did something I haven't done in a long time and that was turn to food for comfort. But, I did stop before unrepairable damage was done. But I was so mad at myself since that is something I'd really worked hard on and pretty well had a handle on (so I thought). Slip-ups happen I know and I did stop and not go overboard, so I'm going to concentrate on that.
Keep us in your prayers!
Sunday, January 01, 2012
WOW, it's been a year since I last posted a blog. I've visited and left messages here and there on other Sparksters' pages, but no blogs. Well, I know from experience, blogging does help me stay not only accountable but also sane at times.
This year is the year I will reinforce my lifestyle changes into permanent changes. This translates into not letting life give me an excuse to go to food for comfort and chucking exercise.
This year my husband and I will be dealing with a health issue (the big C) from the get-go. He has his biopsy this coming week with surgery scheduled later in the month. We know whatever the outcome of this, God is in control and will take care of us.
Also, my mom is having health issues that are still stumping the doctors. Needless to say keeping myself healthy and sane is a must.
So challenges/opportunities for 2012
1- Keep myself and family healthy
2- Provide ample me time
3- Spend time on what's important - prayer, family, friends
4- Say no (politely) to extra responsibility when it will add more stress rather than happiness
5- Stay positive and keep positive people in my circle
OK that's my start for this year.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Just posted to another Sparkster's blog, and I thought, hey lady you need to make sure you take your own advice. It is so easy to get overwhelmed when we have so many things to work on to make for a healthier lifestyle. So, stressing out over it is sorta' counter-productive don't you think? That being said, I promise to take my own advice as follows:
1. I will not think everything has to be accomplished all at once.
2. I don't have to be 100% on target, just consistent.
3. I will celebrate the victory however small it may appear.
4. I will break up the improvements needed into smaller more manageable pieces.
There, now I've had the talk with myself and have no excuse not to follow this wonderful advice. We can accomplish our goals.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Last year at this time, I was miserable both emotionally and physically. Had just lost my job due to plant closing (first time unemployed in more than 30 years) and my health and self-esteem was not the best in the world. Fast forward to today. Recently employed, and a bonus it's close to home. As for my health and self-esteem, I've lost 50 lbs +/- and off my blood pressure and cholesterol medication.
Although, I've not kept up my healthier lifestyle practices in place the last couple of months, I'm ready to re-initiate and get the next 50 lbs off. One of the many things I've learned is how important it is to keep moving. I don't care if it's just 10 or 15 minutes a day, move! The other, track your food. When you see what it amounts to in numbers it hits home a little more.
So, for all those starting out on this journey for the first time, hang in there, you can do it and YES you may have setbacks, but don't let that deter you from getting right back up and moving on!!!
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