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ALWAYS TIME FOR A COME BACK

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Well here I am again, starting again. I thought I would have reached some goals by now but things have happened that stopped by movement. I started trying to convince myself that I don't have time for this. No time to start again but there is always time for a come back. I lost my job and the first week home I lost 8 pounds. I realize that the job was stressing me so me not having that job was God's way of getting my attention to say you are losing focus. So now I am at a better place in God and in my progress. I found a job in 3 weeks. I thought that was pretty good. I know people that are out of work for a lot longer. Not only did I find a job but a good job that offers gym memberships and the gym is RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. Wow, how great can that be. I found someone at work that wanted to start working out so we go on our lunch break. Then my daughter found us a free workout program in the evening 3 days a week. So now we are back to working out again. So God has shown me there is always time for a come back and you come back stronger, wiser and better. Isn't that what it is all about.

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SKIDEE 1/27/2014 8:50AM

    I have been on SP for so long, that I'm not sure if I have met you before or not. But...I noticed your spark name on the scrolling blog thing...and I thought it was very clever...SLIMDERELLA! Wish I had thought of it emoticon

Anyway...keep on keeping on. This is not just a physical battle, but I believe it is a spiritual battle as well. Have you every read, "Made to Crave"? She touches on the spiritual side of getting our eating/exercise in line and how that relates to our relationship with God. I have tried to ignore that aspect for years, but I do believe it is essential for us, as believers, to get ahold of. See what you think. Jo

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TEDDYBEARDONNA 11/19/2010 10:30AM

    Yea, sounds like a good plan. Don't ever give up.

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TWOCANS 11/18/2010 1:49PM

    Oh that is awesome! I too was away for awhile, and issues where I couldn't exercise, and now I'm slowly getting back to it! It's NEVER too late to start over!
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GRACENFAITH 11/18/2010 1:07PM

    It's amazing how God works things out so sweetly in his ways. Keep it up!

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Baby Steps Are Better Than No Steps!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I have been in the process of coming back from a step back and it has been hard. At times I felt like what is the use, I mean does it matter. I realize that it does matter - I MATTER! I am important and loosing weight is a matter of health not just trying to be a "hot mama". I have to see the importance of loosing weight and keeping it off. Whenever the weight comes back, it brings company, you don't gain the 10 back you lose you gain 15 - always more. So I realize I have to take some steps, even if they are baby steps but I must take steps to get me where I need to be. Baby steps are better than no steps. So everyday do something, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park a litle further away instead of almost at the front door, drink your water, eat smarter, watch what you eat and just know that every steps matters, every thing we do matters in this healthy walk.

You can do this.

  
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BLESSED714 5/19/2010 9:05PM

    Believe me, I am in the same boat as you. We have to keep on persevering, although we have these setbacks. My mom passed away a month ago, and I was caring for her for the past year. As soon as she was gone, I just feel like eating and eating. I did so good for the past year and a half, but now I want to fill the void with food. I know every tiny step is better than nothing at all. I know you will do good. We need people to encourage us. You will reach your goal, we can never give up. We fall down, we get up, take tiny steps, it all adds up. God Bless You.

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IRETA49 5/19/2010 3:36PM

    I know you can do it. I've been where you are so many times. emoticon

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_FALINE_ 5/19/2010 2:40PM

    Trying to lose weight has been one of the hardest things I think I have ever attempted. It is as if my body itself is at war with me. My flesh has desires and cravings for food and screams to be satisfied while the little 'adult' inside of me whispers 'no, stop, it's not good for you.' You have to go to war with yourself. It is hard but not impossible! I am doing it little by little. I have found that baby steps will become habits when you repeat them often enough. I know what I will eat for breakfast every day. I know when and how I will exercise each week. The more you do it, the easier it becomes because it just becomes what you do (habit) and the flesh will get to where it doesn't scream as much as often - I mean if you don't feed it. The more you give in to it, the more you let it win by eating what it craves at the moment, the stronger it will get. The more you starve it, and this is the more difficult route! the less control you will find that it will have over you. I have found this to be true over and over again as I have struggled with weight over the years. The bible tells us not to feed the desires of the flesh and I know for me food is a desire of my flesh, whether it be just plain too much or the wrong kind.

I wish you luck on your journey. God be with you.
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CHELYBEL 5/19/2010 10:15AM

    One day at a time. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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GRANDMAMAOF3 5/19/2010 10:14AM

    I agree; and many times it's a challenge getting something in, but doing something is better than soing nothing!

Have a wonderful day.
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FITMAMAOF4TOB 5/19/2010 10:10AM

    Thank you - I needed your post today. I hope you have a great day!

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PMADDEN136 5/19/2010 10:08AM

  I agree. Sometimes baby steps are the only ones I can take, but it is better than nothing and certainly more than I was doing a year ago! It all adds up to something.

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Never Too Late to Start Again

Friday, April 16, 2010

I have been struggling so badly lately. I look back over my progress in past times and I know I can do this but it seems to be so hard starting again. I talk to myself (nothing wrong with that hahahahaha) but I say come on now. You did this before. Then I say it is too late. I might as well accept this is my size but then the Lord says it is never to late to start again. Each day is a fresh day, a fresh start and no matter how bad I did the day before or how much I struggled, I get to make it right when the Lord opens my eyes. I can start again. So I am taking some days off to meditate, get my heart straight, get my mind focused and I am starting again. It is never too late to start again.

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IRETA49 4/16/2010 4:10PM

    Good for you! - I've had to start over many times and it's way better than giving up and giving in.

God Bless - Fran

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GRANDMAOF7 4/16/2010 2:39PM

    I'm having the same problem. Seems like I am completely out of control. I'm going to give this another shot and I know this time i can do it. we just need to hang in there and stay focused.


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CINDYMCD1 4/16/2010 8:05AM

    "Each day is a fresh day, a new start"...You are so right! Look ahead and focus on your desire to meet your goals! I bet most of us have started over more than once with our weight loss goals and that's okay! Let's not give up! You can do it!

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New Season, New Day - Fresh Start

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Well as we approach summer it is time for the coats to come off and what we did all winter will now show in the summer. Don't feel bad -you just do what you have to do. We get so upset when the season changes but it is a time to re-evaluate what we did wrong in the winter and start again so don't despise the new season - see it as a new day, a fresh start. You can do this - I know for me, I look forward to a fresh start. Each day that we arise is a fresh start to make right what we missed the day before so welcome the new day and just say - thank you Lord for a fresh start and don't compare your progress to no on this site. This site is meant to encourage not discourage and if you are discouraged, get rid of that negativity. It is not profitable, only harmfull - dust yourself off and take your FRESH START!!

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OAHARRIS 4/3/2010 11:08AM

    I'm going to take my fresh start! It's hard to not compare myself to others. Seem like some people reach their goal weight with few problems. Its a fight for me. Some days are easier than others but the closer I get to my goal weight the harder the fight has become. What's key for me is to stay in the fight.

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Learn To Love Who You Are!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

This is not a long blog or all deep - just learn to love who you are. We compare ourselves to others and try to use that as our measuring yard but we shouldn't do that. We need to see the greatness in ourselves. Each one of us have greatness in our lives and no matter if you have 10 pounds or 100 pounds to loose - you need to learn to love who you are!

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GANNY2 3/10/2010 12:29PM

  Thank you for the words of encouragement. I'm totally with you. on that. It doesn't matter how much weight you have lost or put on if you don't love you what does it matter? I am trying to lose a few pounds by exercising and eating better because I do love me. I want to live a long healthy life and be around to see my grand children grow up. emoticon

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FERGSGIRL2 3/10/2010 12:22PM

    Thanks for this confidence booster! If I expect others to love me, I must love myself! Have a great day! emoticon

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FOTOMOMMA 3/10/2010 11:57AM

    That is easier said than done. I like your optimism and I would like to know how you are doing that. I am happy for you for being able to say that but right now I am no where close to doing that. Maybe I will remember this blog and read it from time to time until I feel that way too. Thanks.

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