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Eating Right is Making Me Feel Stronger & Healthier During Crisis

Thursday, July 16, 2009

As I wrote that I am feeling stronger and healhier, I wondered how that could be. I mean, nothing has changed in the sense that I am still very grief-stricken over the health crisis of my cousin/friend who is like a sister to me. But I realized that eating right and continuing to exercise has made all the difference in the world in my ability to cope. No sugar to bring me lower after the initial false high. And exercise is my best therapy. The better I take care of myself, the better equipped I am to handle life's bumps in the road.

  
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ARTHURTOM 7/16/2009 6:45AM

    As you are aware of my situation, some of the greatest therapy that I've had is the interaction with others while I have been at the gym. As we know, exercise releases beta endorphins which give us an overall good feeling. Maintaining the proper nutrition will only serve to keep us on an even keel and strong enough physically to hold up the mental during the really tough times.

All the best to you Jesse

Tim

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Nice Surprise After a Week of Awful Happenings

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I got on the scale after a week of hellish happenings. Not that I got WAY off track, but I did deviate in my eating. Got on the scale and to my surprise, I haven't gained at all. I'm relieved. Reading more and more about how stress blocks progress in losing weight, I see that has been a major cause in getting rid of these last 20 lbs. I was on Nutrisystem for 2.5 months in '08 and it worked well. I'm thinking of doing it for a couple of months again to get moving downward. Can't seem to do it on my own.

  
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RICH530 7/15/2009 2:32PM

    What a nice surprise, not gaining anything!!! Getting back on track is difficult but you can do it!! Good luck!!
emoticon Lee

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NOCALORIES 7/15/2009 10:18AM

    What a great blog. I am so happy for you. Not gaining is a beautiful accomplishment. Keep writing and sharing. Your sparkfriends are very sorry for this challenge you are living through. You are loved.

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The Upside of Grief-Complete Loss of Appetite

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I feel that eating right has really helped me deal with this tough time with end of life issues of my best friend. Even though I felt that I gave myself a day off the wagon last Saturday, it was nothing like the "old days." I had to force myself to eat today, and this may be the only good thing about grief. No appetite at all.

  
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CAROL_ 7/15/2009 5:03AM

    So sorry to hear about your situation . . . grief is one of those things that never gets easier.

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S_HANSEN 7/14/2009 1:09PM

    I am sorry you are going through this with your best friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I would like to suggest that you eat even if you don't want to. It keeps your energy up and you can handle things better. Continue to eat healthy. Hang in there... emoticonSondra

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ARTHURTOM 7/14/2009 2:19AM

    Loss of appetite can happen...although I've never thought of it as the upside. Our bodies do require a certain measure of nutrition as you know...try not to let it linger for any great length of time.

I know I had some personal issues this past Sunday that had me miss my dinner and I didn't even miss it. In retrospect, I thought that was odd because usually when it's dinner time, I'm rip roaring hungry. Just the heavy reality of the situation that presented to me when I returned from work on Sunday had me thinking of anything but food at the time.

As your activity feed says...you'll be back in the center ring before you know it...and my best thoughts are with you.

Tim

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MARTYLP 7/14/2009 1:03AM

    You should read this amazing story at http://www.healingcancernaturally.c
om/terminal-breastcure-wheatgra
ss.html

I hope it helps.... God bless.

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MARTYLP 7/14/2009 12:49AM

    “Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart” - John Adams

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HICALGAL 7/14/2009 12:43AM

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Hanging in there is the best I can do for now

Monday, July 13, 2009

That pretty much says it all. Tough times, but I'm back on-track. Just doing the best I can. Yes, it's important to learn lifelong eating habits, but there is so much that is more critical in daily life than constantly thinking of exercise and weight loss.

  
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NOCALORIES 7/14/2009 2:47AM

    Your hanging in there is amazing. You have had the rug pulled out from under you. So look around, you have many sparkfriends who admire you. You may feel as though you are falling into the deep down under; however stretch out your fingers and someone will lift you up with an encouraging word to help you keep from sinking. You are loved the beautiful lady you are.

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QUILTINGB52 7/13/2009 5:36AM

    Yes, when life gets in the way ~ we keep working on progression. Hang in there and just take it one baby step at a time ~ we CAN make this a healthy journey ~ together!!!

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HICALGAL 7/13/2009 3:43AM

    when you get tired of hanging...i'm here to support you. all the best!

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debbie

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ROSSIGIRL44 7/13/2009 12:48AM

  You are true that life does give us more critical things to do in a days time then thinking of diet and exercise. Just try and find some sort of balance. It is hard to stick to healthy eating when you are stress/anxious. Just try and be aware of the your habits when it comes to food/exercise. It's a learning game--just take it one step at a time. Just continue to do the best that you can do. That is what's important.. :) Rossi

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Today's Tidal Wave of Grief & How I fell off the Wagon for the First Time Since October '08

Sunday, July 12, 2009

It was bound to happen. I had to celebrate my son's birthday today, and then this morning I received very bad news. My dearest friend/cousin who is like a sister to me took a turn for the worst. On Monday, she will know how quickly the clock is really ticking now and whether I should fly there to be with her. My heart has been broken for a long time over her illness as she's already dealt with breast cancer 12 years ago, and now suffering from a much more ominous cancer. Well, I ate with semi-abandon today. Honestly, I don't regret it at all as part of the birthday festivities. But I also must admit that I did so while being very stern with my psyche that this did not mean that I would stay off-track. And I got an hour of exercise in, so I'm back on-track from now on. If I have to leave this week, I will not be on SP, but that is the least of my worries. I hope they hold my page open for a bit of time before wiping it off the system.

  
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MARTYLP 7/14/2009 12:40AM

    Sorry to hear about your cousin. I'm sending my prayers out to the both of you. Don't give up and don't worry about your page it will be their. Be safe. emoticon

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MARTY19 7/12/2009 4:30PM

    I am sending prayers that you can hold off the grief and enjoy any remaining time with her. It is this quality time the will be freshest in your mind.
We all fall off the wagon, but you climbed right back on so that is a good thing.

Marty

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DARLENEK04 7/12/2009 2:37PM

  Sorry to hear about your cousin being ill.
It is always painful when someone we care
about is ill.
Stay strong....
Blessings,
Darlene

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ARTHURTOM 7/12/2009 2:16PM

    Kind, warm loving thoughts from me to you.

I've seen pages that haven't had activity on them since January, so I would believe your page is safe for quite a while.

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NIKALE 7/12/2009 10:56AM

  Take a breath. Close your eyes and take another... a really deep one. Take as many as you need to find a place of calm.

Focus your energy on your cousin. She needs you to be strong and healthy for her, and for your son, and for yourself too.

Breathe again and find some quiet in your mind and your heart.

Take care. My thoughts are with you all.
x

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/12/2009 10:53AM

    i am sending you hugs and prayers for you and your friend in this difficult time.you could write to the sparkguy or maybe message boards tec sites to see how long they leave your page up with no activity. maybe you could find a library somewhere for a quick update to keep you on. wishing you well. emoticon

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