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Bad day...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I really tried to stay positive today. It just didn't happen that way. Exercise was pretty nill, mostly because the weather has been making my knees hurt. It's supposed to rain here tonight and all day tomorrow. I hope I can get out of this funk by tomorrow, otherwise tomorrow won't be a very good day either.
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TIGGERRD 5/20/2010 1:41PM

    Here's hoping this "funk" will pass soon because brighter days are ahead for you!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 5/20/2010 9:14AM

  Sorry to hear about your knee hurting you. I hope today (Thursday) is better than yesterday was for you.

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CARMEL466 5/20/2010 7:08AM

    Hope you have a better day! Wishing the sun shine on you even if it's raining.

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MARYGEM46 5/20/2010 2:05AM

    I really hope you have a great day today hun emoticon

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2BHLTHY4LIFE 5/20/2010 12:37AM

    I am so emoticonfor your bad day. I am certain that it will soon pass and you will have a better day,soon. We all have been there and are here to support and help you to have a better day tomorrow! My best to you. emoticonand peace emoticon emoticon Diana emoticon emoticon

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HOWDOIHEARTTHEE 5/19/2010 10:27PM

    I've had days like this...hang in there...it will pass..I hope tomorrow is brighter and better! emoticon

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NURSEKELLY09 5/19/2010 9:52PM

    Sorry to hear you had a bad day! Look how far you have come though and all the good days it took to get there! You are a inspiration, and are intitled to a bad day everyonce in awhile!

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Number crunching...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm going to have to live with the fact that I'm not going to have the same success today as I did yesterday with my activity. Yesterday I walked 10 miles! I couldn't believe it when I looked at my body bug data, but there it was. I've only done that a couple of other times, and those were on days that I was really working out. Today isn't going to be one of those days, even though I've tried to make it so. It started because I couldn't get up earlier and went down hill from there. Maybe I can get some extra steps in after work, but I won't be able to get up to the 10 mile marker, I'm sure. Maybe it's time to stop worrying so much about the numbers. I'm so close to goal though, and at a plateau, so I'm frustrated. I need to work on more strength training also. Maybe that will help break through the plateau. I'll work on that tonight instead of the elliptical for a full hour.

  
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MSWEEZER 5/18/2010 7:49PM

    That's great stepping indeed. Have you tried fluctuating your calories? And are you eating enough with the level of activity? So many things could hang you up. You've done fabulous - you should be proud!! What a great inspiration you are to so many.

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FISHING88 5/18/2010 3:57PM

    10 miles!! That is awesome! You will reach your goal. Your body is taking time to adjust to the success you have already had. Keep choosing wisely and you will get there!

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CARMEL466 5/18/2010 8:38AM

    Ten miles is awesome. Congratulations! You may be on a plateau but you are healthy and fit and that's what it's all about. I had to change my way of thinking too because it was all about the numbers to me. Do I want to lose weight..yes, but the most important thing to me is getting fit and making sure I fight for my body. That's what you have done, that's what you are doing and you are awesome. I'm so thrilled to be your spark friend because you inspire me...not only to lose weight but to make the lifestyle change forever. Thank you so much!

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Number crunching...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm going to have to live with the fact that I'm not going to have the same success today as I did yesterday with my activity. Yesterday I walked 10 miles! I couldn't believe it when I looked at my body bug data, but there it was. I've only done that a couple of other times, and those were on days that I was really working out. Today isn't going to be one of those days, even though I've tried to make it so. It started because I couldn't get up earlier and went down hill from there. Maybe I can get some extra steps in after work, but I won't be able to get up to the 10 mile marker, I'm sure. Maybe it's time to stop worrying so much about the numbers. I'm so close to goal though, and at a plateau, so I'm frustrated. I need to work on more strength training also. Maybe that will help break through the plateau. I'll work on that tonight instead of the elliptical for a full hour.

  
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ARCHIMEDESII 5/18/2010 10:26AM

    Walking ten miles in a day is fabulous !! Don't beat on yourself because you're not going to walk ten miles today. The fact that you walked ten miles yesterday is awesome. You don't have to walk ten miles every day to be healthy. In general, most doctors and fitness experts believe that a person should walk at least 5 miles a day to benefit their heart. Doing more is great, but if you can get in at least five miles per day, that's an accomplishment !

Also, if you haven't been strength training, I'm going to encourage you to start. Adding more lean muscle will really make a difference if you feel that you've hit a plateau. Now, it won't happen overnight, seeing changes from strength training will take time. However, you will not regret adding more lean muscle. It will make a big difference. I strength train regularly and I'm not spring chicken. LOL !!!

Don't be afraid to strength train. You will not look like a body builder if you do. You'll look like this....



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-- karen

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KAYOTIC 5/18/2010 9:51AM

    Good job! And you need those lighter days too, keeps your body and muscles guessing...

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Sunday...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I hardly did anything today. I think I deserved it. I worked out every day last week so today was my day of rest. I didn't exactly go off my eating plan, but I didn't track anything either, so I know I probably didn't do so hot, what with not exercising at all today.

The most I did was start a load of laundry and picked up a little after my grandkids. Otherwise, I did go to JCPenneys and bought a new swim suit, which I needed. Now it's going to take courage to actually wear it. emoticon My old suit is two sizes too big. I want to be able to sit in the hot tub at the gym after a workout and get the kinks out.

Tomorrow is going to be back on plan and back to the gym. I'm actually looking forward to it. One thing I've learned in all of this time I've been losing weight and getting my life back is that you have to take one day a week or every other week to just rest. Regain strength to start again and get your momentum back. If you don't take that "me" time, you burn out quickly.

Today was a day to just sit in front of the t.v. and watch "America, the Story of US" which was pretty interesting. I don't watch t.v. much. When I do, it's usually the History Channel or Discovery Channel. Most of my time is spent taking care of my grandkids, cleaning house, working or going to the gym. So today was a treat that I don't get very often. I didn't even get on Sparks much today.

I'll be raring to go tomorrow morning! I'm looking forward to my morning walk and to a positive week! I hope everyone has a very positive week also!

  
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FISHING88 5/17/2010 4:11PM

    Sounds like you did really well last week and deserved a day of rest! I hear that series you watched is really good.

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KTANNAR 5/16/2010 11:27PM

    Glad you got to relax and enjoy your day. Good for you !!! emoticon You sound like you deserved a nice break. The swim suit sounds like a great reward... down 2 sizes emoticon.
Enjoy your morning walk. I love the sounds of morning... bird singing, and the new sun. Just seems to good and refreshing.

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Very busy week...

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's been a very busy week for me. Not only with work, but I've been working out at the gym every day this week, and I can really feel it. I need to get the 3 pounds I've gained back off and get the scale to head in the right direction again.

I don't know exactly what happened, but there have been a few days that I did not eat well at all. I didn't go over calories, in fact I am still eating under my calorie target, but the choices I've made have been poor choices for the most part. I attribute that to the stess at work.

I haven't had much time at all to blog what's been happening, and I need to try to change that, even if it's jounaling to myself. I know how much better I'll feel if I can take the time to just write/type out my accomplishments and failures on a daily basis, and maybe just letting go of some of the stress in my blogs that I feel from work.

It's very hard to try to stay positive all day, every day. I start the day, every day, with a positive affirmation on Sparkpeople to get me going and thinking that the day is going to be just fine, but once the work starts and everyone is in the office, it's hard to keep that positive attitude. I've been wondering if I shouldn't start looking for another job. I love my job, don't get me wrong! I love what I do. I just am having trouble getting along with a couple of co-workers.

My weeks, especially this week, have been pretty much work, gym, home and bed every day. I get to work at 5:15 am, work until 4:30, head to the gym until around 7 pm then go home, eat dinner and go to bed.

The best part of the day is my gym time cause that's where I work off a lot of the stress of the day. I can clear my head of everything but my music and working out and feel better. It's amazing what exercise can do for the spirit! Even when I don't feel like going to the gym, once I'm there and start working out, I feel so much better.

Even if the only exercise that I get in one day is the time I take to walk in the morning, it helps get me energized and ready for the day ahead. Every little bit of exercise really helps. I love going through the exercise videos on Sparkpeople and finding ones that I can do while at work early in the moring that doesn't take any equipment, but still gets my body moving.

I hope to get my dh to take more photos of me this weekend, cause I think I've lost more inches since my last photo, which was taken in February of this year. I'll get some posted as soon as I can to share.

I appreciate all of the comments everyone has left on my page, congratulating me on my loss. It really makes me feel like I have accomplished a lot. While I know I have, it's hard to believe it sometimes. I still don't see myself as being thinner, after having been so heavy for so long. I hope that mind set will change soon. In the meantime, I'm Sparking as often as I can, leaving encouragement when and where I can to those that are stuggling, and getting encouragement in return. I really appreciate that.
Thank you Spark friends! You're the best thing that's come into my life since my husband! emoticon emoticon

  
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CARMEL466 5/15/2010 2:09AM

    You are awesome! Quite the role model for me and you help me realize that this truly is a lifestyle change. I'm so sorry you have co workers who cause you stress. I am praying for you and know you will do what's best. Can't wait to see the new pictures. Have a wonderful weekend.

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