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Time To Realize

Monday, June 09, 2014

So I've come to the conclusion that it is time for me to realize that I might never get to see that number on the scale that I want. That is very frustrating! I need to learn to be okay with the number on the scale, but it is so hard.

I'm trying to look at other things to keep me going. I do weigh less now than I did three years ago right before I got pregnant. And I feel like I am healthier overall now, I eat better and exercise more.

Why is the scale so important? As much as I try I cannot get over the number I see staring back at me each time I weigh myself. I don't think I will ever get down to my goal weight. Heck, I think I weighed that much once when I was like 20. Let me tell you that cleaning hotel rooms all day will help you shed some pounds! Lol.

How do we focus more on the other accomplishments we have made? Maybe I need to start taking my measurements again, I don't know. But I need something to look at and say, "I did that, and it was something I couldn't do before". I need a push, I just can't find the right one.

  
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KRISZTA11 6/10/2014 3:17AM

    True goal weight is tricky.
I think it is a bit higher than the "personal best" one can reach at the highest motivation and best effort.
If your body is comfortable at your current weight, you look good and can do the things you want to do, and you are able to maintain it without too much effort, then probably you are at or very close to your goal weight.

Congrats to your weight loss success so far, enjoy your healthy body!
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SYDLETZIII 6/9/2014 1:45PM

    If you weigh less that in itself is great. If you need something physical to look at to know you succeed it, you have two things you can view daily, the first is your dresss size or pant size and the second is the mirror. When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see, because that is all that matters.

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Slowly Making My Way to 10,000 Every Day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So, I own a SP tracker. I have had it since about October I believe. I started out with the recommended steps of 6,000 per day at first. I am ashamed to say that I actually lowered my goal to 3,000 steps a day for a while. I work in an office and I sit most of the day so at first getting more than 3,000 was challenging.

Fast forward to now. Now I make It a point to try and walk around the office building as much as I can throughout the day. I have upped my goal to 6,500 steps. However, since last week I have been making it a point to get 10,000 steps in per day - except over last weekend, oops! emoticon

Anyway, one of the things that motivated me to aim for that many steps is a walking challenge we are having at work that is sponsored through our insurance. Each week they announce a winner on each of the teams. I haven't won yet and next week is the last week. I really want to win!!! Some days it has been really hard for me to get those 10,000 in. I have had to make it a point to walk around my living room at night for 30 minutes to an hour to make sure I get them. But I noticed something over the course of last week. I felt really great all week. And, after MONTHS of no progress on the scale I saw a change. It was a very small change, so I don't know if it was water weight or what - I'm going to go with it wasn't water weight. emoticon

I guess my whole point of this was to say that 10,000 steps is not impossible. It's hard to believe that I had so much doubt in myself before that I had my goal at only 3,000. 10,000 steps is possible for anyone as long as you put in a little effort. I plan to push myself again this week to get 10,000 steps every day, and if I can do it again this week I am going to change my goal on my tracker to 10,000. I can do this. Getting another gold fitness medal next week is also keeping me motivated. I want to be the best that I can be, and I know that right now I could be doing better.

  
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SYDLETZIII 4/16/2014 12:17AM

    keep up the great work, the more you walk the more you succeed

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MOTHEPRO 4/15/2014 2:50PM

    emoticon Great job adding more steps to your day! I have a desk job too, and you're right. You have to make an effort and find opportunities to get that many steps in.

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KRISZTA11 4/15/2014 1:53PM

    Congrats to your progress!
It is great that you have a walking challenge at work.
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LOVELESMILLS 4/15/2014 11:07AM

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MOTTAMAMALOU 4/15/2014 11:07AM

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I hope you win.

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2 Steps back again

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Well here I am again. Once I start getting back on track and making progress with getting my eating and exercising on track I get sick, and it puts me back off track. This seems to happen to me often. I believe I had the flu a couple of days ago so obviously I didn't do much but lay around and sleep. I am so frustrated because the last two weeks before that I really started to get back into my workouts and was doing pretty good with my eating habits. The only good thing that came out of being sick was that I didn't over eat on Monday and Tuesday. In fact I barely ate, which I know isn't good but I couldn't stomach anything.

With all that being said I know I have to give myself the time to recover from my illness before I get back into it. I did some cleaning this morning at work and it took a lot out of my so I don't believe I could handle a real workout for the rest of this week. I guess I will have to make sure my eating stays on track and hope for the best.

  
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/20/2014 2:37PM

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SYDLETZIII 2/19/2014 11:44PM

    Spring is around the corner and with it better days of health.

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CAROL494 2/19/2014 11:53AM

  Take care!

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Gotta to have self control tonight

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

So tonight my family and I are going to dinner at a pizza place with my husband's boss. It's sort of like a little Christmas gathering. Anyway, it is one of my favorite pizza places, and it is very easy for me to over eat when I go there. I must stay strong! I need to remind myself to eat slowly and really enjoy my food, and listen to my body when it says it is full. After all, one (or two ) pieces will taste just as good as three.

  
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BOOKLOVINGGIRL 12/19/2013 11:44AM

    Our boss treated everyone in the office to pizza a few days ago, so I know how you feel. Hope you stuck to your plan. If not, we always get new days to start over emoticon .

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SYDLETZIII 12/18/2013 10:49PM

    I will pray, I ate six, but I was lucky, I only gained 1 pound.

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3016DEBRA 12/18/2013 4:55PM

  emoticon I believe in you!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/18/2013 4:49PM

    Just take your time and eat slowly...drink lots of water, and enjoy the company you're with.

I've heard that you by dabbing the top of your pizza with a napkin to remove any oil, you can save a few calories. Every little bit helps, eh?

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MOTHEPRO 12/18/2013 4:21PM

    Stay strong! emoticon

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THE_RED_BIRD 12/18/2013 2:41PM

    You can do it! Maybe a salad before the pizza would help? emoticon

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TINY67 12/18/2013 1:31PM

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PGHP31CK 12/18/2013 12:51PM

    You can do it!!

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BATCHICK 12/18/2013 11:57AM

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You can do it! Stay Strong!

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EVIE4NOW 12/18/2013 11:02AM

  So true. You can do it!

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It's Almost Here

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Although this week at work is dragging by for me, I just keep reminding myself that Christmas and my two week vacation is almost here! I can't wait to spend some time with my family. This is the first year that I think my son is old enough to really enjoy Christmas. I just can't wait to see his face when he opens his presents.

I am also pretty happy for the fact that even though I have been doing some Christmas baking, I haven't been eating too much. I haven't been doing great, but I could be doing way worse. I mostly am just not doing that great with my workouts due to lack of time to really get anything more than 10 minutes in. Oh well, 10 minutes is 10 minutes I guess.

  
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KRISZTA11 12/18/2013 5:23PM

    Yes it is almost here! : )
Hang in there, soon you will have time to relax and to be active and to sleep and so on.
I'm planning some Christmas baking with my daughter on Saturday too, it really creates a lovely Christmas spirit : )

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SYDLETZIII 12/18/2013 8:10AM

    10 minutes is better than nothing, but if you are trying for more than just walk and track how long you walk for. I walk around my house at least 1-2 hours a day, why commercials are on, when I am waiting for the coffee to make, even when I am cooking and I am waiting till I need to stir it again, it all adds up and so far I have lost over 25 pounds.

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RENEEAQUA 12/18/2013 1:55AM

    10 is better than what i've been doing lately. i think last wk was 50min for the wk.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 12/17/2013 1:48PM

    10 minutes is better than no minutes. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/17/2013 11:08AM

    Congrats on not giving in too much to the holiday treats, and for working out. Ten minutes is better than nothing, so you should be proud!

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