Tuesday, May 20, 2014
SP has really been there for me over the last few years. I have been through so much, a miscarriage, loss of a job, moving, Grandfather's death, multiple health crises for both myself and my husband. Through all that SP, and of course sparkfriends were there in a way no one else was. I really feel like I owe it to myself, and to all of my sparkfriends to do my best. I am losing weight, but I haven't been a productive part of this community and I really missing that. I want to try harder, hopefully I will.
On a lighter note, I am almost to 13 pounds lost since the middle of March. I am really happy about this relatively easy weight loss. I really just changed meds, and started a really active job. I haven't been tracking my food consistently and fit mins have been spotty at best. But the weight is coming off, thank God.
Strange, I have had long periods of being very active on here, with little or no weight loss. Now I am losing weight and am not very active on here. I guess I should be happy with the weight loss, and I am, I just miss the community. I know that the only person that can change this is me. You guys are great, always. I have really let my new job take over my life. I feel like I am either working, or getting everything together so I can go back to work 24/7. It's pretty crazy, but I am thankful for my job, very thankful. I really want to get a HRM and wear it to work for a few days to see how many calories I burn. I swear I start sweating after the first couple of haircuts and don't stop for the rest of the day. It's pretty wild!!!!
I love you guys so much, I hope to catch up and be around more in the future. Keep rockin it, you guys really are the best!!!
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Highlighting my hair, so I have a bit of downtime while it processes, let's try again!!! Blog number two for the day. Hope this goes better this time. Thanks for the sweeties that commented on my blog from this morning. I was a bit frustrated when I lost my 5 paragraph blog at 7 am this morning. Oh well, it was probably just a bunch of boring nonsense anyway!!! Ha!
So, all is really great here. Lost another pound. This makes eleven in just about two months. I have 5 more to go to get to the weight I was last October, before I hurt my ankle, quit my job, buried my Grandfather, lived on the road in an eighteen wheeler and came back here to live and work again!!! Lot's of action, lot's of weight gained. Truck stop food is very high calorie!!! Once I loose six more pounds, the next pound lost I will actually be able to track on here because I will be back to where I was when I stopped sparking. Good stuff. Yes I still weigh twenty more than my SP starting weight, but that is better than thirty-one more! So, it's going well. I'm getting as much fit mins in as I can. Tracking has been a little off, and food quality has been a little less than perfect, but overall I am definitely doing better than I was when I wasn't sparking at all. So for me, all is good.
Had a really great weekend. Got everything done that we needed to do, plus a little extra. Got to spend time with family and quality time with hubby. The worst part was probably my allergies. It is that time of year again, and it takes major effort to not rub my eyes out of their sockets.
So, work goes on. It's still hard. Stayed til nine pm the last two nights of last week. We close at seven but there were so many people waiting after we closed. It was pretty wild. I didn't get home until after ten at night. I was dead tired. But the money is good, I like what I do, and it is doing more than just paying the bills. We actually have the money to do and get extras, which is nothing we've known for quite some time. I hate focusing on money, I really despise it, but having enough sure makes life easier.
OK, well, I'll call it a night. I love you guys. Love catching up on your blogs. You are all so great. Keep it up, you all make my life so much better!!!
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Just typed and entire blog and lost it! Not cool!!!!!! Not typing another now. All is well here, hope all is well in your worlds. I'll type one up when I get over losing this one!!!!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Just wanted to get a quick blog in this morning before work. I leave soon, so this will be short and sweet. I've been logging all calories in and burned and have been attempting to get as much water in as possible. I have lost ten pounds since the first week of March and I feel a glimmer of hope in my bones that I might be able to keep losing for awhile. Ever since I stopped my old medication and got a new one I have been struggling to even want to eat very much. This is the polar opposite of where I've been for the past 6 years, starving and eating everything in sight. So, I see a light at the end of this tunnel. I'm getting as much cardio in as I have the time/strength for. And am eating a noticeable amount less then I was. I HAVE to start getting higher quality food into me, but that will come in time I am sure. I love to eat healthy, I just have to make the time and plan ahead in order to have all my meals ready for each week so I don't just wimp out and pick dinner up on the way home.
Anyhow, hope you are all well. Just wanted to say a quick hello, and document on this lil blog how things are going. Feels pretty great to have some hope again, that defeated feeling that you are never going to have lasting success really gets old after awhile.
Hope you all have a beautiful day. Hugs.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Don't know how this whole spark thing works so quickly, but it does! Started tracking and exercising yesterday, and today did the same, and already I managed to loose that stubborn pound I have been working on for a few weeks!!! I could not manage to break that pound, but alas, today, I have, I feel pretty happy. I know that scale victories are really not the main way I stay motivated, however, I will take them when they come. I have 8 more pounds to get back to my weight from last December.........then another 14 to get to my original weight when I started SP over two years ago. So that is 22 pounds, just to get to my start weight. It is a little daunting, but when I do it I will be able to fit into all of my clothes again, and that will be a really, really good thing. I have already managed to loose 9 pounds in the last month and a half. That came off from changing meds and starting my new job. I really didn't put that much effort into losing those pounds, so I am hoping with tracking, daily fit mins and plenty of water (and no soda) I will be able to continue the weight loss without too much pain. No pain, no gain right??? OK, I'll take the pain if it means the pounds are coming off and I'm feeling better.
I was telling my husband that I absolutely have to track my calories in and out and water consumption if I want to be successful, and he was pretty much like DUH, I thought you already knew that!! Yeah, he was right, I have known that for quite sometime now. I just allow life to throw wrenches into my routine and suffer the consequences.
Today's hike was really wonderful. Got up early, had a light breakfast with my sister and then went on an hour hike to a place I have never been. It was really beautiful. I will go back for sure. She knew the back way into the park and we were able to get a great parking spot without having to pay the three bucks they charge if you park at the front entrance. It was rolling hills, flowers, and lots of trails leading in all directions. Very lovely spot. Plenty of hills to keep the burn on but not so many that it was daunting. I was quite impressed.
The kale will be cooked shortly, and consumed just after that. I must get more greens in and I love kale, so this should be a good thing. I have been eating tons of fruit and not quite enough veg. Must remedy this ASAP. I am sure it will be easy now that salad season is upon us. Even my picky eater of a husband enjoys a nice salad for dinner in the summer.
It has been less than two days in full sparkmode and I am feeling noticeably better already. This is no surprise, I have had multiple breaks in the past and it is always the same when I get back into the groove. Feels good, feels right, no reason to question it, just go with the flow!
Love you guys. Hugs.
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