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Lifestyle Changes

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Today SparkCoach tells me that I am entering Stage 3 of SparkPeople - - Lifestyle changes. My task for today is to think about why I want to lose weight. This is a good question. Like many, I have struggled with my weight for years and NOT struggled with my weight for years. It has only been in the last very few years that I have decided that I do like myself again and had almost decided that I could live with the weight. Almost like magic, I lost 20 lbs from September 2011 until September 2012 but I didn't know it until I logged into SparkPeople and posted my weight over a year later. I guess I had done something because it truly wasn't magic that caused me to lose 20 lbs in 13 months. I think the key is that I accepted myself and my life but also decided not to be a victim. Outwardly, not much has changed. I still don't have the ideal marriage but I am not allowing the emotional and verbal abuse to hurt me. I still don't have whatever it takes to leave but I am no longer allowing someone else to "make me bad". I have learned if I choose to feel bad, that is my choice. I have also learned that not everything is my fault or my responsibility. Granted it has taken 60 years to get here -- but the journey has prepared me for who I am today and I wouldn't take anything for my experience. I have learned. As I continue to ramble, I do realize that I want to be healthy and not a certain weight. I have set a goal weight - - based on a healthy BMI - - and I have about 60 lbs to go but I want to be healthy when I retire. I want to be able to climb steps and feel good and go places. I want to be able to wear common people clothes and not royal size clothes...if you know what I mean. I am doing this for me. It is amazing how as I have that attitude, all other parts of my life are starting to fall into place also!

emoticon of the rest of my wonderful, wonderful life!!!!

  
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JBEAUFORD 11/11/2012 10:11AM

    Well, I tried to post a comment but it keeps telling me to remove profanity and HTML from my comment, of which there isn't any so I'll see if I can send it to you in a private message!

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JBEAUFORD 11/11/2012 10:10AM

    Well, I tried to post a comment but it keeps telling me to remove profanity and HTML from my comment, of which there isn't any so I'll see if I can send it to you in a private message!

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TGIF

Friday, October 26, 2012

So glad that Friday is here! Don't want to wish my life away but ready to enjoy 2 days away from middle schoolers! Beautiful today and sunny but the cold front will bring in 30's in the morning and a high of 60 on Sunday. Crisp weather - - better to walk!

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 11/3/2012 7:06PM

    hope you enjoy this weekend and your walks

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CAROL- 10/26/2012 9:09PM

    I am looking forward to the crispy weekend myself! Enjoy your time off.

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Nutrition Report

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I keep going over my sodium count and under my protein!

  
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KITT52 10/21/2012 1:47PM

    sodium is a tough one....
egg whites are a good source of protien and low in calories

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JUNA89 10/21/2012 1:37PM

    emoticon

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VJH-W65 10/21/2012 1:23PM

    We no longer crave salt since we switched to sea salt
and our sodium is below daily counts.

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