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Trying to get back on track

Sunday, June 08, 2014

My grandpa passed away early memorial day....So now that its time to move forward, I am trying to get back on track with my health. I have the veggies and fruit loaded up. I am planning on cooking my meals and no longer depending on take out etc. I joined the fitness program through my insurance and will be starting at Snap Fitness tomorrow. If I can get my fitbit back up and running, I will be using that also. I will also try getting more active on spark again to help in my weight loss journey. Tomorrow begins Day !

  
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 6/9/2014 10:06AM

    I know you've got this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/8/2014 8:32PM

    I am so sorry about your grandpa. One of my grandpas and my cousin died on Memorial day too many years ago.

I am trying to eat better and exercise too. I will be here to support you on your journey, though it will probably be harder for you to resist that good food in your area than it is for me here. emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 6/8/2014 8:03PM

    In sorry about your grandpa. I'm glad you are getting yourself back on track. You have a great plan!

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ROBBIEY 6/8/2014 3:39PM

  I am sorry for the loss of your grandfather. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Take your time and gradually work your way back. Good Luck.

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DOILIEQUEEN 6/8/2014 3:28PM

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NPA4LOSS 6/8/2014 3:24PM

    emoticon Day one begins now. I am so glad to have you back. I have been trying to get back on track again as much as I can. emoticon I will be looking forward to your posts! emoticon

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I've been MIA, trying to get back on track

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

So I've been MIA for awhile from Spark.. My plan at the beginning of the year was to get on some teams and get my butt back in gear. But life had other plans for me. I've had major events with a few more coming so I just take it day by day. My grandmother was diagnosed with renal cell carnimoa at the end of January. She passed away May 10...I've spent the last few months just enjoying her company and helping my mom and aunts/uncles care for her. I found out about 2 weeks ago my daughter is expecting and is due at the end of Oct....My grandpa was diagnosed on sat with the same cancer as my grandma and was sent home today with hospice. Needless to say, with all of this I havent been very good at taking care of myself. I have gained some weight. I am sure my heart dr will rip me apart tomorow for my check up. I am trying to get back into a healthy lifestyle and get back on track on a day to day basis.

  
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NPA4LOSS 5/21/2014 7:04PM

    This has been a rough year for so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/21/2014 12:14PM

    I have been thinking about you a lot and wondered what was up with you. I was worried you weren't coming back. I hate to hear all that you have been going through. I'm so sorry about your grandma. You had very little time to adjust to the diagnosis and to find out your grandpa has the same thing must have really knocked you and your family off your feet. It's a blessing in a way your daughter is expecting because you have lost so much and having a little one to care for will fill your time and broken heart. I hope your heart doctor has empathy for what you have been through. My doctor has and it has really made my load easier. Sometimes we have to take a back burner for those me we love. Sending you hugs and prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LILY_SPARK 5/21/2014 11:45AM

    Welcome back!

And I'm so sorry to hear about all the illness in your family! That's rough but you're wonderful for helping.

If your daughter gives birth on the 25th, can I have the baby? It's MY bday :) I always tell anybody with a close date. A girl at work (I swear) held hers in until the 26th cos I had PLANNED on that baby being MINE! :)

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Frustrated

Monday, March 17, 2014

Its been a rough few months...I am slowly getting back into spark...I was really hoping to have a workout/accountablity partner to get me going but that has completely backfired. Got invited to do things, never heard from them again until they decide to let me know they are doing it...this was done by 2 people to me. Sad isnt. Oh well, I am going to just hold myself accountable....

  
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CLUTTERBUSTER 3/18/2014 3:57PM

    I'm sorry. Sparkpeople is a weird world. A lot of my old "friends" aren't even on anymore. It's weird to kind of "journey" together for awhile and then POOF, one or both of you are just gone.

Blessings to you and take care!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/18/2014 9:36AM

    I'm sorry you've had some rough times. Glad you are not giving up, though. I'm here anytime you need support, just let me know!
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KITT52 3/17/2014 12:35PM

    there are a lot of teams that have daily or weekly challenges that you might join...lots of people here who want to help....

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/17/2014 11:42AM

    I can relate. My hubby is my exercise partner and, to be honest, sometimes he's lazy. I am not allowed to go alone any more so I need him to be there for me. It's frustrating. I hope things work out for you. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 3/17/2014 11:04AM

    emoticon emoticon Best wishes on this day and for the days ahead.

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Struggling, trying to figure it out

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I am still a huge (no pun intended) mess when it comes to figuring this all out. I am struggling with making exercise a priority everyday and not just certain days. M-TH is not a problem. Its the weekend that I always find an excuse to not go. I was thinking of going back in the am each day but the thought of waking up at 4:30 am is not appealing to me. Plus, I take my blood pressure meds in the morning with breakfast and although its been good, I am not sure if exercising before taking it would be a good thing....I need to get my butt in gear, I would like to start loosing and definitely need to lose before my dr visit in august.....I am going to start tracking my food along with the exercising. I think doing both will be beneficial.....

  
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CHERIJ16 7/3/2013 11:46PM

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LINWASH23 7/1/2013 5:21PM

    emoticon Do what you can do. Every little bit helps--even if it is five minutes on the weekend, if you want to work out on the weekend. You are on a journey to a healthier lifestyle, do what works for you and you will stick to it. emoticon

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AMAZINGAMY14 7/1/2013 12:50PM

    You can do it Jenn! The 5 am class is the best of them all and the funniest....well at least it was when I was going .
Yes I find tracking nutrition,exercise and journaling does help.


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TUBLADY 6/30/2013 10:55PM

    I know scheduling exercise time always has low priority.
I found that I had to put my fitness and health above everything else.
I put me first and made sure that my exercise time got in before anything else got scheduled. I started out with 15 minutes a day. Didn't belong to a gym. Make sure I did something fun, good energizing music and the time went fast.
Later I joined a gym. Always had my bag packed, left a message on the machine that I was busy and did my thing.
Consisting is the key to making good habits and getting things done.
The same for tracking. Try to find the same 10 minutes in the morning to do that.
If you plan your meals ahead and track, less chance you will forget what you ate, or eat the wrong foods.
It's a lot to do, but once you get in the habit, it becomes just that a habit.
My morning routine is always the same, just like brushing my teeth.
Exercise, track, go to work. Then later with more time do some Sparking.
I wish you the best.
Be strong, stay positive.
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PINKNFITCARLA 6/30/2013 10:44PM

    I agree, both will help. I am not a morning person and waking up early to work out wouldn't work well for me either. I also take BP meds and one of them has a diuretic in it. The first few hours after taking it I go to the restroom a lot. I do much better exercising in the evenings. I hope this month is good for you!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/30/2013 10:21PM

    I really need to lose weight before my next doctor's appointment too. At least 10 pounds!! We can do this!

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NPA4LOSS 6/30/2013 9:50PM

    Sounds like a emoticon plan. I have just recently started tracking my food again. I bought a fitbit and it has helped a lot with giving me the motivation to keep moving. emoticon

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-SHOREIDO- 6/30/2013 9:08PM

    Great choice!! You can do this. Go in nice and easy...no pressure take 10 minutes a day for your workouts thats how I started and then I grew to enjoy it and from thereon the decrease in calories was easy. Each day I challenged myself(and still do) as to what I could put together for my meals ( especially lunch) that was the least calories but filled me.
Usually the proteins win out because they keep your hungry level down.
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ETLNOW 6/30/2013 9:07PM

    Is there something you can do at home instead of the gym on the weekend? Exercise DVDs? Walking, running, biking?
Be firm with yourself but remember to be kind.
A weekend exercise solution will come to you, it will.
Be happy and healthy!

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Disgusted, Disappointed, Determined

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This is a downer blog but its how I am feeling:

Disgusted: I am disgusted on how I look...I put back the 30lbs I busted my butt losing...

Disappointed: I am disappointed that I let other things sabotage what I worked so hard for and lost all motivation and just stopped caring.

Determined: I am determined to get back into shape and not go down the destructive path I was on.

I am on week 3 of the gym. I have been going 4 days a week. I am increasing that to everyday. I have to. Yes, I am pushing myself but on the days I go, I feel better, sleep better and have been making better food choices. Plus, my bp stays around 110 now compared to 180 before. It is harder this time to get back into the exercising but I realized today in class, I am also 5 years older than when I first started at the gym. Sorry for the negativity, just needed to vent....

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/20/2013 10:46AM

    I feel the exact same way. I am in your corner, cheering you on. We know we can do this. You are doing great. Keep it up!! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/19/2013 11:35PM

    We're here to support you and venting is just fine! Hang in there! emoticon

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KAY-SUPREME 6/19/2013 1:47PM

    Keep your momentum going, and don't let others get in your way. I have to tell myself that EVERY day. My boyfriend wanted to hang out with his brother and niece yesterday and play Tennockey (a combo of tennis and hockey) and it just wasn't fast paced enough for me, so we ended up going to the park to play some real tennis. I HAVE to get my exercise in now, and I can't let other people get in my way, and neither can you!

YOU DESERVE EVERY MINUTE AT THE GYM especially when you know it makes you feel better. emoticon

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MISSROCKABILLY 6/19/2013 11:29AM

    There is nothing wrong with venting sometimes and it can really help to refocus and get back on track too. This blog really resonates with me because I am in the exact same place you are...even down to having put the 30 lbs I lost back on, plus 5 more. I'm just now getting back on track and doing what it takes to be healthy again and it sounds like you are as well. Good luck and if you need anything, just drop me a line!
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ANNIECHLOE 6/19/2013 10:49AM

    Great to vent! Good luck!

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-SHOREIDO- 6/19/2013 8:24AM

    I love "ven-teers" It's what the body and mind need clean out all the toxic stuff that a bad choice or two left behind.!
In fact you're not just cleaning your house but showing lots of us how to clean ours ; )
Great choice getting back to the gym. Your on your way forward!! emoticon
Thanks for sharing,
Ginny


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KELLIEBEAN 6/19/2013 8:14AM

    We can't be "patty perfect" every day. There are down days, weeks, months and then we make a decision and get back on track. You have done that.

You may have started negative but you turned positive, you hare determined, you are already headed in the right direction. I'd call this a win!

Keep going!

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NPA4LOSS 6/19/2013 8:08AM

    emoticon emoticon on getting back to the gym and all the effort you are putting in. emoticon

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CHERIJ16 6/19/2013 7:09AM

    I have been slipping up lately and have gained a couple of pounds. Your blog made me realize that if I keep doing this I will also gain back my 30 pounds and be disgusted and disappointed in myself. Thanks for the reminder. I am determined to keep this weight off.
Don't be too hard on yourself. It's easy to do but you are back on track and that's a good thing! emoticon emoticon

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KITT52 6/19/2013 6:23AM

    change the tapes in my mind....yep you slipped up .....but your not a bad person...learn to love your self no matter what your weight....and then work hard to get back to your goal....

this can be a struggle for the rest of your life, never ever give up



HUGS

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LOUISIANABEAUTY 6/19/2013 12:29AM

    I find that venting helps me to deal with all the things I'm going through. I think it's wonderful that you're going to gym and remaining determined! Here's a hug, and remember, you can do it! emoticon

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GYPSYROVER 6/18/2013 11:30PM

    You're not alone! And sometimes we have to vent to hear ourselves more effectively! Congratulations for getting back on track! You are determined - you WILL do this! Keep on sparking! emoticon emoticon


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