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Overreacting and Undereating

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This morning I was down 3.8 pounds from my weigh in yesterday. After overeating a little bit 2 days in a row, I really cut back. It worked. Only, it would have been healthier to have eaten at least 1200 calories (29 Weight Watcher pointsplus) yesterday and not undereat. Fluctuations and water weight are frustrating. I need to remember not to overreact.

  
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MONTY68 6/22/2011 10:15PM

    Hi Marsha
I guess you did overreact, but I think a lot of us do. There are a number of articles about the body and how it reacts with weight. It would seem that 3.8 pounds would have met a 14,000 calorie deficit. I took one of the quizzes today that was titled "When Does Food Becomes Fat. A lot of good questions and answers. in fact there was a question on really cutting back after a day or 2 of overeating.
I Know by what you have said that you did overreact and I bet you will remember not to in the future. You have done a amazing amount of work on yourself, and your results have shown that. As I told you a long time ago, that you inspire me with each of your blogs and I am sure there are many that read them, have been motivated to become more successful.

Thank you for sharing

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AQUAGIRL08 6/22/2011 9:08PM

    I tend to do the same thing. Panic does strange things to us!

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FROSTY99 6/22/2011 3:31PM

    I have learned not to get too upset over one or 2 days of variance on the scale but if it goes on longer then I get crazy. I just try to up my water and work out a bit more. I think you have a bit of the mentality that all of us retain, if we see the scale go up we fear we are on that downward spiral again, but I know you have a handle on this and you will stay in control.
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PEGGYANNSCH 6/22/2011 3:11PM

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MEXGAL1 6/22/2011 2:51PM

    yes, we all have to remember how weird the scale can be with the water differences our bodies have from day to day. You can go crazy with the different readings...I know I can! Overall the goal of eatting healthy for good health is what works for me to focus on.
Best of everything.

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HAPPYSOUL91 6/22/2011 12:36PM

    If you over react every time the scale moves...you will drive yourself crazy

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KALIGIRL 6/22/2011 12:28PM

    Here's to moderation - congrats on your upcoming retirement!

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MIRAGE727 6/22/2011 10:59AM

    Overreacting, I tend to do that. A good thought to remember, Marsha. Thanks for sharing, you're doing fantastic!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/22/2011 10:24AM

    You're doing great - and retiring in 5 days so add stress to your program.

It is difficult not to under-eat but just keep trying - you have come so far in such a short period of time!

You're my hero!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/22/2011 10:07AM

    You are doing a fantastic job! I overreact, too... so afraid of gaining what I worked so hard to lose! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 6/22/2011 8:56AM

    I just can't weigh myself that often - too frustrating for me! I left the scale in Florida so it will be 2 weeks weigh ins and I hope to see good results!

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JOYINKY 6/22/2011 8:32AM

    Yes, but it was just one day and you are back on track. You're right, must have been water weight. Hang in there.

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Missing Annie

Sunday, June 19, 2011

WalkingAnnie was one of the wisest and most inspiring SparkFriends I ever had. She researched issues related to weight and fitness, especially appropriate for us who are making changes after years of poor eating habits. Her blogs were full of helpful information as well as insight into behavior along with some humor and an interesting perspective.

Annie hasn't posted a blog for almost 2 months and hasn't changed her status for 42 days. I know she had a history of health problems and I just hope so much that she is well. It would be wonderful to think her life changes are just so ingrained now that she doesn't need us any more. But I worry that something else has happened.

SparkFriends can be so powerful. They can truly inspire and help you achieve your goals. The quasi-anonymity of it all can be a help when you need to confess and confront behavior. They never ask anything of you except maybe when you have the time to be online. But it can be so frustrating when a SparkFriend just disappears. I don't have a phone number nor an address to contact her. I would love to send her a "thinking about you" card. I think about her a lot and am grateful for all I learned from her.

  
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JANEWATKINS 6/21/2011 12:12PM

    Sweet blog. We are truly fortunate in the SP friends we "collect" along the way. I'm grateful to those who have "friended" me and take and interest in me, even though we may never meet. What an interesting community we have formed here.

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PEGGYANNSCH 6/20/2011 10:40AM

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WATERMELLEN 6/20/2011 8:05AM

    Oh yes. A heartfelt yes. Miss Annie, hope she is OK, hope she rejoins us when she is able. A truly inspiring person!!

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AQUAGIRL08 6/19/2011 7:29PM

    I feel blessed that we have a local group where we can meet face to face and exchange phone numbers if we want. I have several Spark Friends who have disappeared. Two I exchange emails with outside of Spark People and others who just stopped using Spark people. I just assumed that they had issues that got in the way. Perhaps they will re-surface later and re-connect with me. Maybe this nice lady will do the same with you.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 6/19/2011 5:42PM

    It's inspiring to me when I read these blogs that focus on how much we fellow sparkers do for each other without even realizing it. I don't take any of you for granted, that's for sure!

Thanks fo rposting this and I hope you hear from her soon. Pat

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FROSTY99 6/19/2011 5:24PM

    What a difference each of us makes in one another's lives and what a void when we aren't "there". Hoping you are able to find out about Annie.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/19/2011 4:24PM

    I'm a friend of WalkingAnnie as well... she has been such an inspiration and when she posted that she wasn't going to be on as much, I wrote on her page that do understand that life sometimes gets in the way... but I *do* miss her, think of her often, and include her in my prayers. I guess with these online communities where we don't know each other's full names or addresses makes it hard to stay in touch when life events change something.

Still... thinking of you, Annie, wherever you are, and praying for your well-being!

- Barb

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/19/2011 4:13PM

    WalkingAnnie was a friend of mine too but I hadn't noticed her missing and now even her page is missing.

Maybe someone will show up that knows what happened to her.



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TBRANCH2 6/19/2011 2:13PM

    Isn't it odd how a complete stranger can so easily touch our lives without them even being aware they have done such. We should all remember this when WE don't post for a long while...we are leaving others out there wondering and worrying about us!

May you soon find out what exactly happened to "Annie"!

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MONTY68 6/19/2011 12:42PM

    Hi Marsha
I can understand how you feel. Annie was one that always motivated and he blogs had information that was valuable. She did say that she had pressing issues and wouldn't be on as often, but 2 months is a long time. I have several friends that their names still appear, but I can not open it. I assume they have dropped off but Spark doesn't take them off the friend list.
I we can do is continue to have them in our thoughts with prayers that they are OK.
Thank you for your thoughts and sharing with us.


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DONNABRIGHT 6/19/2011 11:57AM

    I feel the same about several who have wandered off without knowing what has happened. I find myself spending less and less time on the spark so I do understand how life can somethimes get in the way.

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JOHAL52 6/19/2011 11:12AM

    I miss her too!

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_LINDA 6/19/2011 10:08AM

    Yes, you do have to wonder when a Spark friend disappears without so much as a goodbye, I am taking time off or going away or whatever.
I truly hope nothing has happened to Annie :(( She has inspired so many people on here..

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/19/2011 10:02AM

    Marsha, I know just what you mean... you don't think your online friends would have such an impact on your life, and then when they disappear from what avenue you had to communicate...poof! It's tough! I hope Annie comes back. Maybe you could read though her page and possibly find a friend or relative that would know her in real time and help you get in touch with her?

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PARKERB2 6/19/2011 9:57AM

    Sorry you'v not been able to connect to her lately. I would keep trying and maybe she'll be able to respond soon. Good luck. emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/19/2011 9:54AM

    I miss her too Marsha! If we send her a goodie she'll get it by email and know we're thinking of her. Thanks for sharing.

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Good Workout Today

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Enjoyed a warm up walk with my SparkTeam this morning at a local air conditioned mall. Then I ran two miles without problem. When I'm running I don't even think about my lower back, although it is still bothering me if I turn or bend suddenly. The massage my daughter gave me yesterday was terrific and definitely helped. I don't anticipate any problem in competing a week from today in a 5K race. I'll probably run about 3.5 miles on Tuesday or Wednesday and then stick to low impact cardio until the race. Think I'm healing just fine.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 6/19/2011 7:22PM

    What great news! Pacing yourself and getting that massage sure did work!

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RG_DFW 6/19/2011 6:40AM

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/19/2011 12:12AM

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WATERMELLEN 6/18/2011 5:21PM

    What an excellent gift to have a daughter with the training that yours has!!

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MONTY68 6/18/2011 3:49PM

    Hi Marsha
You are so awesome. I am sure a great massage had a positive effect on your back.
You plan your exercise and running and after reading this, I think the next race will great. Looking forward to your results and your next trophy.
Thank you for sharing

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Now I Know

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's a mild injury. Now I know. I am still hopeful that I'll be able to runthe 5K on June 25th. I'm not going to get in all my training runs so my time may not be as good as it might have been. In the big picture, though, I don't think this little injury is very significant. I can still walk, swim, do lower intensity workouts and burn calories. I don't think I'll lose much fitness.

I was feeling so fit and indomitable, I over did it. I need to be more careful. I am human. I am 62 years old. I can't do everything, but I can do a lot if I am careful. That is the lesson.

  
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JANEWATKINS 6/22/2011 7:59AM

    Oh Marsha! These things (like broken legs!) come as such a thief in the night! You are doing just what you need to do. A very wise person told me when I broke the second leg in three years, "Lean into it." That helped! There was nothing I could do but lean into it and let it heal. So, lean away, my friend.

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BLUESKY_321 6/18/2011 7:00AM

    Sorry to hear that you were hurting - but glad to know that it's only mild! You may find that the break you give your body is just what it needs. I had to take about a week off because of the heat we were having. I thought the break would have set me back a few steps but I never ran better! For me, taking a week off was the runner's equivalent of a good night's sleep - it felt soooo good! The training program that I'm following suggests a resting week every 4-6 weeks and now I know why! Our bodies need it! I had read that but thought, "they don't mean ME." I was afraid that if I slowed down I would lose my momentum or gain a pound. Oh silly fear!
Sending you some good healing energy!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/18/2011 12:48AM

    I'm so glad it's nothing permanent or serious!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your background photo!

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TBRANCH2 6/17/2011 9:30PM

    Good luck! Your team is definitely supporting you in every way!!
Hugs,
Theresa

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AQUAGIRL08 6/17/2011 7:56PM

    It's good that you are listening to your body. Good for you!

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KALIGIRL 6/17/2011 8:44AM

    Glad it's nothing serious!

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MIRAGE727 6/16/2011 6:54PM

    Hey Marsha, Don't know how I missed your injury. You've been encouraging me through my lil setback the whole way. Thank you for that. Funny how we are always learn, huh. You'll be back. Don't focus on speed just the finish. I'm doing a 5K at midnight, July 4. That's where my goal is. Be safe.
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SHRINKINGSHERI 6/16/2011 6:08PM

    So glad to hear it is minor. You will be back to your running self and setting PR's in no time.

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WATERMELLEN 6/16/2011 3:34PM

    So sorry you've got an injury: running is sooo euphoric that it's hard to remember the moderation thing. Hope you heal soon.


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_LINDA 6/16/2011 3:16PM

    You got your dose of reality check. I got mine doing the windows and now am nursing a sore elbow hoping its not permanent damage to my new elbow :( I am not that old, but might as well be as my body sure behaves like it lol. I am taking it easy with the elbow, now, yes I am, but not with my increasingly weakening and painful hip. No, that will be worked out hard until up until the day of my surgery :) I will also do kickboxing workouts until they tell me no too :).
Have a good recovery Marsha! You are plenty young enough to enjoy other races to improve your times! You can do this! We will once again be awaiting your triumphant results!

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JOYINKY 6/16/2011 2:46PM

    I can't encourage you to run; for me the potential injuries are not worth it. I will remain a walker. But I do cheer your determination and dedication and hope you heal quickly and well.
Hugs, Joy

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/16/2011 2:08PM

    I guess we do need to revamp our thinking when our age starts with "6" emoticon

You're a "10" in my book!

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FROSTY99 6/16/2011 1:36PM

    Great to hear this is just a minor injury. Healing is more important than running the 5K, don't lose sight of the big picture-your health is forever, this is just a single race my friend.


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MONTY68 6/16/2011 12:01PM

    Hi Marsha
Yes, you are human and one thing you do well is to learn your lessons. Glad to hear that it is minor. I may be wrong but you have done a lot of training for your 5K's and I think you will do fine. You have over a week for more healing.
Thank you for sharing this great news.

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HAPPYSOUL91 6/16/2011 11:33AM

    Good lesson, and you do alot!

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TMW54812 6/16/2011 11:14AM

    Glad to hear it's minor. Take care of yourself. Don't forget the goal is to be fit and healthy...at the same time.

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CANMTCA 6/16/2011 11:10AM

  I hope you heal in time before the 5k. Good luck!

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Wish I Knew

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sure wish I knew whether it is muscle soreness and nothing to worry about, or whether I strained something in my lower back and ought to rest. I'm backing off of strength training of core and legs for now. I did a treadmill workout today, but only ran one mile, not too fast. So, since I'm not sure, I'm trying to go middle of the road. Guess time will tell. My next 5K race is June 25th, so I hope to be 100% by then. We'll see.

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 6/21/2011 1:45PM

    hope you feel better

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BEYONDLIMITS 6/15/2011 10:22PM

    I'm glad you're taking it easy and not ignoring what you feel.

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KALIGIRL 6/15/2011 1:14PM

    Glad you're listening to your body and backing off - hope you're 100% soon!

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BESTSUSIEYET 6/15/2011 6:30AM

    God Bless You with pain relief and wisdom! Take care of yourself!

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DAVEYSHADOW 6/15/2011 3:47AM

    Listen to your body, do the Spark stretches for runners after each run? I find it stops me getting too many aches!

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_LINDA 6/14/2011 11:42PM

    So sorry to hear you are having trouble with your lower back.. Try putting on heat to see if it eases at all. Its such a common area for most people to 'throw out' unfortunately. I have chronic trouble doing just that. A physiotherapist session sure can help ease it too. Good for you taking it easy and waiting and see..
Actually, non impact walking is supposed to be good for it as well. I always feel better moving..
Feel better soon..

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/14/2011 6:56PM

    I do hope it is nothing serious.

Feel better quickly too!

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FROSTY99 6/14/2011 5:32PM

    Hoping it is nothing major so saying a little prayer that you are soon back to your "normal" self.
Hugs,
Pat

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WATERMELLEN 6/14/2011 5:07PM

    Moderation in all things (including fork AND feet!!) is a very sensible plan: sorry you're having pain, hope it's resolved soon.



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JOYINKY 6/14/2011 4:55PM

    Take it easy and just listen to your body; for you to be concerned tells me it's out of the ordinary. Be well, Joy

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TMW54812 6/14/2011 2:40PM

    My experience is if the pain goes away with exercise...it's muscle soreness...if it doesn't or gets worse..it's more serious.

Be careful...take care of yourself and rest a few days. Even pro athletes take time off once in a while.

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AMANDAJCD 6/14/2011 1:15PM

    Ouch -- regardless of the cause that doesn't sound fun!

My back problems in December were muscular in cause, but it was agonizing for a bit there. I used aspirin and heat to help mitigate the pain.

I hope you see improvement soon!

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