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Big Deal

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I have officially entered the "no fly zone " in regards to my weight loss. This is a range where I have found in the past that the emotional aspects of taking off weight become involved. I am determined to break through this barrier and not be defeated by it as have been in the past.

  


Family

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I have two issues to deal with and one of them relates to my own behavior towards a family member. One of my family is trying to lose weight as well but they are doing it in a destructive way (around 600 calories a day plus extreme exercising) . This is being noticed by the children who are wanting to copy the results that are obvious. I would estimate 20 lbs in a few weeks. The goal is to lose 25+ pounds in a few weeks using a Fitbit program. What concerns me is the role modelling and the fear of a return of an eating disorder and the extreme unhealthiness of the regime.
I want to be supportive but I end up being negative and uncomplimentary. It is difficult.
I have backed off as I cannot control it and never could. I have expressed my concerns and willingness to help and I'll have to leave it there.
The other issue is for me to control. I get pressured not to buy certain foods because they are not typically eaten in our family. I have now taken on the responsibility for my own groceries and other folks will have to learn to like it or leave it. I am worth the effort and it is up to me what I eat.
And now I have to give that same freedom and respect to the other member of my family and let them choose their own path.

  
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JUDYAMK 6/5/2013 3:09PM

    Your story reminds me of my friend that is a Physical Education teacher. Constance & her students were running on the track field,the children were running as fast as they could & they were making fun of their teacher because she was behind. One thing they did not realize she knew they would soon lag behind because they never did this before they had no past experience in running. Constance had years of running in different races throughout her life.Your family member is going to lose the goal of reaching a certain weight , she may reach it but it will NEVER stay off,she is doing it all wrong, & I will not be surprised if she gains in leaps & bounds when she stops, she will gain because you cannot go on with 600. eep doing what your !!!!
Judy

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/5/2013 2:43PM

    trial and error... you learn best by making your own mistakes.
extreme dieting works for a while, but after a short time you get backlash, the weight comes back on with interest. the harder you push, the harder it hits back.
stay cool, learn to separate your responsibilities and those of others. if that's what they wanna do....

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Free To Be Me

Sunday, June 02, 2013

I do not want to carry the weight of the past with me anymore. I do not need bury myself and my emotions. I can deal with that now. I do not want to hide anymore.
I want to be free to be me.

  


Life Lessons

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I guess I have learned that even the best laid plans don't always turn out as we thought they would.
I planned on keeping up with the program while away and I did follow the basics but what I didn't allow for was not being able to stay in touch on line............
Now I am trying to catch up but I feel good about what I accomplished !

  
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GRAMMAOF16 5/25/2013 3:24PM

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EMMACORY 5/25/2013 3:22PM

    As you said....life happens! We need to go with the flow sometimes. Glad you feel good about what you accomplished. emoticon

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Getting Better Everyday

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The most noticeable improvements have been in my strength , attitude and size. I know that when I start out on my walks or attempt a new workout I feel strong physically and mentally. I know I can do it. I am also aware that my clothes no longer fit me. I needed to go shopping for pants that did not fall off me when I moved. That is a good feeling. So is the WOW that a friend said over and over when they saw me the other day. They couldn't believe the transformation! And I know that I am not finished yet. What will they say then!!

  
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CREEKLADY1 5/18/2013 2:17PM

  Congrats! This is an awesome attitude to have!

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