SLENDERELLA61   148,213
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
SLENDERELLA61's Recent Blog Entries

New Challenge

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

My daughter went to finish up a job interview yesterday and they put her right to work! Yesterday for several hours dear son in law was home with the kids. Today he is working. So I'll have two for several hours. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!! The biggest challenge may be keeping the 3 1/2 year old from loving on the 7 week old too hard. She is used to all my attention, so it will be a big change. The other challenge will be feeding the little one. The baby will have some familiar pumped breast milk, but probably have to supplement with formula. Hope she does good.

I'm going to workout as soon as I finish this blog. That way I'll have it done and it may even help me stay calmer. Remember I only raised one, so this is a new challenge for me.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MONTY68 11/10/2010 1:29AM

    Hi Marsha
I am answering this so late that your day is over. Knowing you, everything went well.
Probably will hear if different.

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 11/9/2010 7:07PM

    Good luck! I only had one of my own, but grew up in a crowd.

Hope your workout helped give you the boost you needed to be calm and relaxed.



Report Inappropriate Comment
LAURELSPARK 11/9/2010 4:40PM

    You'll get great exercise "chasing" the two little ones around.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 11/9/2010 3:37PM

    I'm sure you had a glorious day. How could you go wrong with big sister for a helper!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALKINGANNIE 11/9/2010 3:18PM

    Hope that you girls all had a fun day together!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNNICE 11/9/2010 2:33PM

    Neither children nor grandchildren come with an instruction manual, but we somehow manage to do what it takes! I don't have grandchildren yet and it's been so long since I've been around a baby, I think I would really be in a tizzy! Hang in there, Gramma!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 11/9/2010 2:27PM

    I know you'll do great! It was taking care of my first grandkids that made me realize I had to get back to the gym. Even lifting in and out of the crib was a challenge. Wake up call; you're way ahead of the game!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JHADZHIA 11/9/2010 10:51AM

    I hope you chose a lighter workout, not too strenuous so you don't get tired with looking after these children. Good luck with it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WILD4STARS 11/9/2010 9:23AM

    Something about a Grandma, she always knows how to make each child feel special. She always has that little bit of extra energy she needs. I know you'll be just fine !!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CATHY729031 11/9/2010 9:13AM

  I know that one about the grandkids. I have 3 grandkids 1 2 and 4. They are the joy of my life but it is so hard for me to watch them all at one time. Maybe that is one of the reasons why I am trying to get in shape is to be able to keep up with them. I only had one so three is like OH MY. Enjoy your day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BESTSUSIEYET 11/9/2010 8:27AM

    You Will do just fine! I'm a bit jealous -- we probably won't have any more babies in our family, and I LOVE babies! (youngest is now 3). Ahhh ... to enjoy Each Season of Life to the fullest!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/9/2010 8:23AM

    You can do it Marsha!

You lost all that weight - you can handle 2 grandbabies!

Have an awesome day!

Report Inappropriate Comment


The Key to It All

Monday, November 08, 2010

Some days I find it really difficult to stay within my calorie range. Other days it is not so hard. Yesterday was an easier day and today was not too bad, either.

I've said it before, but mean it more than ever. If I do the best I can each day, it will be good enough. The key to it all is to never give up. -Marsha

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ONEKIDSMOM 11/9/2010 7:08PM

    Totally agree about the key! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 11/9/2010 3:40PM

    You hit the nail on the head!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 11/9/2010 6:59AM

    I absolutely agree! Progress, not perfection. We have to have some flexibility to be able to truly enjoy life. Consistently returning to our program each day, and not abandoning it is key. That doesn't mean never varying, but it's never mindless eating anymore. Even that variance, is a choice; and that's ok. Best way to never feel deprived. It has to be a lifestyle change and life is always changing! The choices are ours. Love the support we have in that here! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALKINGANNIE 11/9/2010 3:07AM

    You hit the nail on the head Marsha. All the most successful Sparkers seem to be those who are the most determined - not 'perfect' in their eating and activity, not without challenges, but committed to getting over problems and getting on with the programme. You are a great example of this. You keep on going no matter what. The fact that it's not always easy makes it all the more worthwhile.

"Never give up" has been one of the pictures on my Sparkpage from the start. The little girl jumping up and down is from a postcard that I have by my desk at work. 'She' has been with me for years because I admire her spirit - and I admire yours too. You are a great role model.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JHADZHIA 11/9/2010 12:24AM

    Way to go Marsha! Like Sparks says, if you get it right 80% of the time, you are a success!! Keep up the great work!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MONTY68 11/8/2010 9:15PM

    Hi Marsha
Your last sentence says it all - never give up. I have been fortunate in being able to stay in the range, but I do not vary my meals very much and have a good idea where I am at, I also have room to adjust my snacks in the evening.
I will tell you that you have done an awesome job on yourself and are always quick to make adjustments. You will be able to maintain what ever weight you choose.

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BESTSUSIEYET 11/8/2010 9:03PM

    A healthy lifestyle is a series of healthy choices -- and none of us are going to make 'perfect' choices ALL the time. You are doing GREAT! Just keep on with mindful eating and scheduled fitness!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KKLENNERT809 11/8/2010 8:30PM

    Right on! Keep up the great work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALIGIRL 11/8/2010 8:19PM

    Right on sister!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AQUAGIRL08 11/8/2010 7:56PM

    So true!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/8/2010 7:36PM

    Amen!

Report Inappropriate Comment
8LOVELY1 11/8/2010 7:34PM

    I know what you mean, my pounds have been coming out really slow and it has been agonizing but in the end I say you know what, I will do what I can today and not worry about it. I was able to fit into my skinny jeans three days ago and it was awesome! It takes time and I believe if I stick with it I will see the results. This motivation works in all other aspects of my life, why not with my health.

Continue believing in yourself, the best will shine through, a day at a time.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


My New Favorite Quote

Sunday, November 07, 2010

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AQUAGIRL08 11/8/2010 7:13PM

    Thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JHADZHIA 11/8/2010 12:04AM

    Beautiful!! So true!! And you are one that shines through!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALIGIRL 11/7/2010 9:21PM

    It IS a great quote.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 11/7/2010 5:56PM

    Yes, I love this quote too! Thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MONTY68 11/7/2010 2:57PM

   
Thank you Marsha, this is fantastic emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WILD4STARS 11/7/2010 2:16PM

    emoticonGreat quote, thanks for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANNEMAC5 11/7/2010 1:27PM

    lovely quote emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALKINGANNIE 11/7/2010 12:46PM

    Great quote. Thanks for sharing it.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
1THING 11/7/2010 12:45PM

    she is one of my favorites.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 11/7/2010 11:52AM

    And that is a good quote to have and share. Thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANJOYLA 11/7/2010 11:22AM

    I like this quote thank you for posting it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PMFISH 11/7/2010 11:20AM

    Very True!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/7/2010 11:08AM

    how beautiful!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Joyful Experience

Saturday, November 06, 2010

I really enjoyed a shopping trip today. I had not been shopping for a couple months. Today I bought a great new outfit, after trying on lots of clothes. I've missed regular shopping. I used to shop weekly after my Weight Watcher Saturday weigh in, feeling like as long as I weighed in at goal weight and was free, I had some extra money to spend. Besides, I needed all new clothes.

Now I have a wardrobe at my goal weight, so I don't need to buy much. But for me shopping is still a joyful and motivating experience. I feel so blessed in so many ways! I'm glad to report, too, that my cold is very mild. Healthy me is shaking it off!! Feeling much better and more positive today. Thanks, SparkFriends, for all the support. I needed it.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JHADZHIA 11/7/2010 1:03AM

    Glad you are shaking the cold and enjoyed some shopping!
Enjoy a restful Sunday!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HAPPYSOUL91 11/6/2010 7:53PM

    Glad you have clothes that fit!! I hadn't really thought about shopping being a motivating experience, but you are right...when it fits in a smaller size and you look good, well that just says it all

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/6/2010 7:42PM

    Awesome! So glad you are feeling good enough to shop!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALIGIRL 11/6/2010 6:31PM

    Glad you had fun and you're feeling better!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALKINGANNIE 11/6/2010 5:19PM

    Lovely blog Marsha. So glad that you're feeling better.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 11/6/2010 5:19PM

    So glad you're feeling better and got to enjoy a shopping trip. It's a lot more fun shopping at goal weight; more bargains in smaller sizes too! It's all good! Joy

Report Inappropriate Comment
MONTY68 11/6/2010 5:18PM

    Hi Marsha
I am glad you enjoyed your shopping trip. It had to feel good for you.
I am so glad that your healthy body is taking care of the cold. Have a great Sunday and than you for sharing this.

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 11/6/2010 4:43PM

    Glad you got to enjoy that little shopping trip. You're worth it.. and sometimes I find just looking without buying can be like visiting a museum full of beautiful things. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADY_KATHY 11/6/2010 4:41PM

    Glad you had a nice shopping trip.. stay well and best wishes on your goal loss. : )


•*´¨) †
¸.• ¸.•*´¨)¸.•*¨) †
(¸.• ♥ Kathy ♥



Report Inappropriate Comment
LADY_KATHY 11/6/2010 4:37PM

    Glad you had a nice shopping trip.. stay well and best wishes on your goal loss. : )


•*´¨) †
¸.• ¸.•*´¨)¸.•*¨) †
(¸.• ♥ Kathy ♥



Report Inappropriate Comment


Path May Become Apparent

Friday, November 05, 2010

Last Friday I was celebrating that I still feel thrilled about my weight loss. Yesterday I reported I wasn't feeling it so much. Maybe now I know why.

This morning I woke up with a cold. I'm trying to fight it off and maybe it won't settle in, but I'm thinking this is the reason for my malaise.

So my decision regarding trying to rekindle the thrill or pass on to a new phase is on hold. I'm going to wait until I feel 100% and the answer may be apparent.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MONTY68 11/6/2010 12:55AM

    Hi Marsha
This is an example of why you are so successful. You thought about it and perhaps the cold might have made you feel you lost the thrill. I agree with that idea. It is pretty hard to be excited about anything when you don't feel 100 % .Perhaps, when you are feeling better, you will also feel the thrill you had.
Thank you for sharing

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 11/5/2010 7:06PM

    Yes, take care of yourself! Not a time to push harder. Be well!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 11/5/2010 4:25PM

    You are so right to wait to feel better before pushing yourself to higher levels. Get well soon!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AQUAGIRL08 11/5/2010 4:19PM

    I'm so sorry that you aren't feeling well. I hope you feel better soon!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALKINGANNIE 11/5/2010 3:03PM

    Sorry that you're under the weather Marsha. Hopefully it won't last long as you're so well nourished these days.

Look after yourself.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JHADZHIA 11/5/2010 2:10PM

    So sorry! Get lots of citrus, Vit C can shorten it. Of course, lots of water. Rest and take it easy. You can fight this thing off in no time, because you are healthy!!
Hugs,
Linda

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALIGIRL 11/5/2010 1:55PM

    Good decision (I hate trying to do anything when less than 100%)
Hope you feel better soon!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAURELSPARK 11/5/2010 1:45PM

    Take care of yourself............some nice, hot chicken soup wouldn't hurt......

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/5/2010 11:35AM

    Oh No! I hate that you are getting sick!

I do hope it passes quickly!

Love you,
Linda

Report Inappropriate Comment
PARKERB2 11/5/2010 11:29AM

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. As you say, maybe you shouldn't be in a hurry to make a decision.

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 Last Page