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It's my time

Monday, January 17, 2011

to look after myself. This is part of the process on the journey to wellness.
After being married for over thirty years and nurturing my two girls who are now grown and on their own I do agree that it is my time.
Over the years I've gained too many pounds to mention and taking care of myself had taken a back seat for so long that looking after me at times seems too much but with the help of Spark People and you my friends I am beginning to take care of me one day at a time.
I'm half way to my goal weight and am beginning to feel comfortable about my appearance. I received so many compliments from co-workers today that made me appreciate all my efforts over the last few months.
I'm excited about the next few months, I look forward to seeing myself after I've reached my goal weight, I can't wait to hear the response of my co-workers
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LISTENWELL 2/15/2011 3:24AM

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That's great keep going you can do it.


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SAMBIDEXTROUS 1/26/2011 12:41PM

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ZURDTA- 1/22/2011 9:32AM

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EUGENIAINSIGNA 1/20/2011 1:18PM

    Congratulations!!! That's so amazing!! I think that deciding to make yourself a priority is one of the hardest things about healthy living, so it's amazing that you're doing that. You deserve it! :)

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/19/2011 7:07PM

    It's exciting to share your journey. I think you'll do great. Good for you for making this your time.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 1/18/2011 6:19PM

    emoticonSlim and emoticonBe proud and time for YOUrself,you go girl go. emoticon emoticon emoticonDiana

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WINDSONG~ 1/18/2011 3:12AM

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SISTAK 1/17/2011 11:18PM

    PUT YOURSELF FIRST. YOU ARE A GOOD INVESTMENT!!!! emoticon

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MOMOF2TONI 1/17/2011 8:37PM

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CURVYMEG 1/17/2011 7:53PM

    Hey Gorgeous! Good for you. I am getting better at this myself. I hope all your goals and dreams come true!

Meghan

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MORRIS1989 1/17/2011 7:37PM

    I think you are doing a great job and when someone else tells you don't that make you feel good I know it do. But you are right it is your time now. emoticon

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26M8J7 1/17/2011 7:31PM

    Wonderful! emoticon emoticon

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JILL313 1/17/2011 7:01PM

    Hi Slim, Were you wearing one of the new suits you made? I think that is so awesome that you can sew so well. . .and enjoy it while saving money. You are a beautiful woman both inside and out. I have no doubt, you will reach your goals and be even happier than you are now. Way to Go Dear Lady.

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AMBERHENLEY 1/17/2011 6:56PM

    It's definitely time to take care of you! I realized this about myself not long ago. How can I be a good mom and wife if I don't take care of myself too? I wasn't loving myself when I was over weight. How could I expect my husband and kids to love me?

Good for you for Putting yourself first for a change! Keep up the good work! It only gets better. emoticon emoticon

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Acts of the Will

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Some things come naturally to us and others we have to will ourselves to accomplish them.
Here at Spark People I have come to realise that I have to will myself or approach my goals with definite purpose.
I have gone through my paces with relative ease, some goals are neither here or there with me, don't get me wrong I accomplish most of my goals 90% of the time. Now I am looking at goals with a slight difference. I am treating my goal committment more seriously and giving my all to accomplish what I signed up for.
I have set some new fast break goals that I'm going to will myself to perform on a daily basis until they become like second nature to me. I know this is the path to success and I won't be derailed.

  
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MORRIS1989 1/17/2011 7:40PM

    emoticon You have the right attitude, you will succeed.

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JILL313 1/17/2011 6:58PM

    Good for you . . .Way to Go . . .You will see even more success with this great attitude!

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CURVYMEG 1/17/2011 9:33AM

    I am here to cheer you on! emoticon

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26M8J7 1/16/2011 7:39PM

    emoticon You will succeed! emoticon

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MOTOXMOM40 1/16/2011 12:28PM

    What a great choice......you will succeed because your mind is a very strong tool. If you make the commitment with your mind your body will follow.
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Setting Goals The Spark Way

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Setting goals have never been my strong point. For all of my 50+ years I can't remember how many times I have set a goal, written it down and follow through with it.
I have had strong desires to accomplish things in my life and I have accomplished a lot of stuff but this definite way of setting goals and seeing them through is a more deliberate approach. It's not that I have never heard about the process before I have but this is the first time that I am actually participating in the process in such an indepth way.
I have had good success so far with setting goals since I've been on this site but I'm making a more definite thrust this time as I get more into "The Spark".

  
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MORRIS1989 1/17/2011 7:43PM

    emoticon You are such an inspiration to me too!!

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JANEXA 1/16/2011 6:49PM

    Dear Slimmy: Way to go, my friend! I used to stop working towards my goals, and now if I stop my progress for whatever reason, I forgive myself, and make a new goal. Love, Janet

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CURVYMEG 1/16/2011 11:10AM

    Slow and steady, I like it!!

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ZURDTA- 1/16/2011 10:39AM

    emoticon slow and steady... the whoel thing is a learning process and I know I have learned such a lot about myself whilst I have been on Spark.

You are doing great - and having a good attitude is a key part.

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WINDSONG~ 1/16/2011 3:53AM

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UR2LOVEIT 1/16/2011 3:00AM

  Goals. esp smaller ones, seem to help me because I can see the progress that I might not have otherwise.

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PUNKIN77 1/15/2011 10:48PM

    I was the same way. I set goals for everything else except this. I finally took the time and got it done -- and I was VERY thoughtful about it too! It's encouraging to know that these goals will be helping me along on my journey.

Thanks for the vote of confidence! emoticon

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26M8J7 1/15/2011 10:04PM

    Great blog! You are such an inspiration, thank you. emoticon emoticon

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I'm shifting my focus

Friday, January 14, 2011

This is my intention for the New Year. I will still be sparking but my main focus is to place my attention on eating healthy and becoming physically fit.
I've lost a couple of lbs this week but I don't want to shout too much about something as fragile as this. I am one of those people who tend to allow what the scale says to determine my emotional well being. So I'm taking the advice of many of the folks who are here to guide and I'm shifting my focus from the scale.
How are things today sparkies. It's windy and sunny here in Trinidad, downright beautiful emoticon.
Let me know what's up in your neck of the woods. emoticon

  
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MORRIS1989 1/17/2011 7:48PM

    I am covered in snow in Chicago but, I thank GOD it could be worst it will be spring soon hopefully. You shouldn't used the scale all of the time every once in a while. emoticon

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JANEXA 1/16/2011 6:46PM

    Dear Slimmy, Aren't we blessed to live wherever we live? I do not mind the cold weather too much, especially because I do not have a job where I work outside! You are blessed to live in the tropics, and glad that you enjoy living there. Keep working on things that work for you, and keep up the great work! Lots of love, Janet

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CURVYMEG 1/16/2011 11:09AM

    You got this one right. I am doing the same thing. I know if I excerize and eat right, the other will come.

Peace and love!

Meghan

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JILL313 1/15/2011 6:05PM

    Hi Slim, I sure can relate to how I feel after I weigh myself--either good or bad depending on what it says. . .I try to only weigh myself every Saturday morning for a weight loss challenge I'm in.

It's just beautiful here in So. California in the low 80's which is the nicest weather we've had all Winter. What's it like in Trinidad? I've never been there but I've heard it is beautiful--clear and warm. . .

Have a great weekend friend.

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ZURDTA- 1/15/2011 10:47AM

    Wet and windy here in the UK - but I'm calling it refreshing!

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UR2LOVEIT 1/14/2011 9:22PM

  I understand about letting the scale making me feel bad or good. So I have another thing that I am trying to focus on:
1. Eat hungry
2. Calm environment While actually eating
3. Sitting
4. Mind and body are relaxed
5. Eat and drink only what my body loves
6. Pay attention only to my food while I am eating
7. Eat slowly
8. Stop BEFORE I'm full
It seems to help me stay grounded.

Have a great time in beautiful Trinidad!

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26M8J7 1/14/2011 3:33PM

    Congrats on the 2!!!
It is still nice and cold here. emoticon emoticon

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RASCALRACCOON 1/14/2011 2:55PM

    I'm givin you a big high five! As someone who also gets emotionally swayed by the scale I totally support this idea!

If you let a 'bad' number on the scale ruin your mood and make you sabotage your progress you just gonna get another 'bad' scale number! It's a stooopid vicious cycle that won't get u where u wanna be... I talk from experience :)

You live in Trinidad? Seriously? Soooo cool! What a beautiful place - you very lucky!

Hope you have a wonderful day :)

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STEPHANI68 1/14/2011 1:20PM

    Hi., I think your focusing on the right things. I'm another one who thinks the world is ending by what the scale says. You know I've even cancelled Doctor appointments just because I couldn't face the scales? Seems like it would be so much easier to just lose the weight but I have such a tough time. I'm an emotional eater so it feels extra hard sometimes. I enjoyed your blog and it gives me inspiration to do the same thing. I have some personal things going on right now so now would probably be the best time to bundle up, grab the dog's leash and head out for a long walk. It does help the mind doesn't it? By the way its cold here in Pennsylvania.Thanks again for the inspiration! Stephani

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I'm pleasantly surprised

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

that some of my spark friends who responded to my blog yesterday thought that my skill was a good one. One expressed a desire to have the same skill and yet another said that it brought back childhood memories for her. I was thrilled that in times like this people will show their interest and even encourage me to continue.
There has been so many gains for me since I joined this site one being the good friends who always encourage me and cheer me on and also the gains of losing weight.
I used to sew more often but after sitting at my desk all day at work and then having to come home and sit at my machine to sew on evenings had become quite challenging to say the least. I began having trouble with poor circulation in my feet, this was one of the reasons why I had to seek help to lose the weight and why I have held on to spark people for the last few months. I no longer have this problem I can actually see my ankles and my feet are no longer heavy. I will not go back to sewing for others (I used to sew to bring in extra income) I have to take better care of myself and I need to spend some time on this site in order for me to do so. I will continue to keep my skill alive by sewing for myself and the household in general.
So my dear sparkies, other than the cold I see you guys are experiencing how are things going in your neck of the woods, let me know. emoticon

  
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TRINIGAL22 1/22/2011 11:43AM

    In my part of the world it does not snow but we have been experiencing a few cold days which is very pleasant and refreshing to me. I love the cold on my face.

I am taking a class this semester and it is very interesting this was my second week of class and we are having fun. I guess it all have to do with who the professor is and I have picked a good one which I'm happy with. Take care and have a blessed day.
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26M8J7 1/13/2011 1:20PM

    The snow missed our area but people in neighboring states had up to 2 feet. It is cold here though, around 30 degrees.

I found that almost everything that I did required sitting so I bought a small podium that is made for someone tall, so that I wouldn't have to bend at all. I can stand at it to read and it even holds my laptop. I really needed to do something because I went back to school at a later age. I had so much reading and homework and found myself getting stiff just sitting. So now whenever I need to stand for a while I just go to my podium.

Enjoy your day!

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CURVYMEG 1/13/2011 9:10AM

    Sorry I have not been around. I had issues with my laptop. I think I got it now!

Love,
Meghan

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MOMOF2TONI 1/12/2011 2:25PM

    I love sewing too. A few years ago I spent SO much time sewing 'rag quilts' for Christmas (to bring in extra money) that I got down in my neck and shoulders. So bad that I wound up having physical therapy for one of my shoulders. I don't spend anywhere near that kind of time sewing anymore, and I've had to stop making quilts.

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ZURDTA- 1/12/2011 12:31PM

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MORRIS1989 1/12/2011 10:01AM

    I am doing much better today I am still not able to eat but, that will soon pass. I am gonna rest all day today. Hope you have a nice day.

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Blessings~Janet

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