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Smart Goals

Monday, January 20, 2014

I really liked the challenge to write down your goals and make sure what you are setting is achievable.

Goal is to lose 12 lbs in the next 12 weeks.
1. I like the way I look when I'm thinner.
2. I like having more energy to keep up with my kids.
3. I want to stay away from medications.

How I'm going to do it.
1. Strength training twice a week.
2. Cardio twice a week.
3. Yogurt once a day.
4. One green vegetable daily.
5. 16 oz of water daily.


  
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SHELTIE2013 1/27/2014 3:10AM

    Keep at it. Doable and worthwhile!

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SHELTIE2013 1/27/2014 3:10AM

    Keep at it. Doable and worthwhile!

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STILLWATERSSB 1/21/2014 7:38PM

    Very obtainable goals! Glad you are part of the Mustangs again this round and I hope you can meet the weight loss challenge without getting sick like last round!

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RAPUNZEL53 1/20/2014 5:37PM

  Good Luck!

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Why does life always get in the way of weight loss?

Monday, November 11, 2013

I have spent the last week traveling for my job then returning home on Friday. Happy to be home - excited to see my husband and kids - tired from a 2 hour time zone difference. And then I threw a birthday party for my son yesterday.

I feel like life continually gets in my way. I have never been very fond of exercise. I'm not the person who gets up early so that she can sweat a bunch of calories before work. In fact, I don't really see that ever happening. I'm the person who does it as a means to an end. What I have found over time is while I don't love it - I do love how I feel and look when I have a regular routine.

However, my regular routine just seems to be a distant memory. I can tell week to week if I will have a good weight loss. The weeks where I get 3 days of strength training - guaranteed good loss. If I only get cardio, some loss but not much. Little to no cardio - gain every time. So I know this but why can't I seem to get the exercise in regularly?

I call it life as a mother, wife, sister, daughter, manager. I also call it when I get a better offer - I want to take it. My husband wants to go shopping with me - skip the gym spend time with him. Brandon has soccer 5 times in the same week - no brainer - skip the gym and go sit and watch my son play. I have meetings at school - skip the gym. I belong to a 24 hour gym so it shouldn't be an issue.

It's time for some recommitment to myself and my exercise. I have a soccer game tonight and meetings every night this week but I'm determined that I'm going to make it to the gym. I have to - my body needs it and in actuality it so good for my soul and my psyche.

So here's my recommitment to me - starting today.

  
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PARM01 11/12/2013 12:26AM

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KAT130 11/11/2013 7:17PM

    I know what you mean, and life has often derailed my progress. This time, even though I am facing some really tough obstacles, I am determined to continue exercising. Goid luck! You can do it!

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INNERJETTIC 11/11/2013 6:40PM

    Oooh I so relate. However, if you start that streak and start seeing results, you'll find a way to do it because you'll be motivated. You do have to make your health a priority. You don't want to use yourself up and not be left with much when your kids are grown and gone. emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/11/2013 6:22PM

    I understand.... keep on keeping on... you're so worth all the extra time and effort you have to put it in!!!

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STILLWATERSSB 11/11/2013 5:49PM

    Yeah, I have access to a 24 hr gym too when I'm not traveling, but I don't like to go out in the evening. If I can get it done during the day great..........but you'd think if I were committed I'd be going in the middle of the night if needed.......not going to happen!

You are doing great! Just keep making smart choices, keep moving.........and the whole travel thing, seems to add sodium but you've got this. After all, aren't you the one who lost more than 5lbs one week?

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To Blog or To Chat - Now That is the Question?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I'm channeling my inner Shakespeare!

Since staring the BLC Challenge, one of the first things I've noticed is that I really don't blog any longer. Blogging for me was my talk to myself - it was either a beat me up/pick me up for what I've been doing wrong or a congratulations on what I'm doing right. But the one thing they both had in common was it was me talking to me. And in some cases, when things weren't going well, me hoping that someone else might find my title interesting and jump on with some encouragement or advice. I liked to blog - I hope that doesn't mean I like talking to myself! It did ground me a lot and force me to look at my reality.

But now I'm on a team - a very active team - with a very active chat thread. What I have found is that is really what I love. I like hearing about everyone else - seeing that we are the same and we are different. But I know that if I'm having a bad day or just want to share a funny story - my team is there. And I want to be there for them. I know this is hard - I know what a crazy life feels like - I know what failure feels like - I know what success feels like - I know that sometimes humor is the only thing that keeps you from crying.

I think until this challenge is over - I will continue to chat and skip the blogging. I will continue to drop in on my teammates with goodies and encouragement. I will continue to push myself to complete the challenges. Not only does it help my team - it helps me. I will celebrate my good days and dust myself off and forgive myself after a bad one.

I want to be healthy, I want to be strong, I want to enjoy my children, my husband, and my life. I want to enjoy clothes shopping - I want to give away everything I own and get smaller clothes. I want to not be the fat girl at the gym who is afraid to use the Roman Chair. I want success.

Now I remember why I like blogging.....

  
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SUNSET09 10/14/2013 11:23PM

  Do what works for you. Try them both and you may want to do one, one day and then another! It's all in making it happen and seeing the results! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHELTIE2013 10/14/2013 4:52AM

    Humour sometimes is the only thing that keeps you sane. Correction sanity is over-rated. A tiny bit of insanity a definite requirement. May your week be filled with calmness and your months filled with fun!

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DEEEBEE 10/12/2013 11:20PM

    Sometimes blogs work for people and sometimes not...whatever works! Best to you!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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KATYDID412 10/12/2013 11:07PM

    Crap ... I just typed a long comment and then it disappeared. Basically I said that I haven't blogged in a month and a half or so. Not sure whether that's because our Mustangs chat is so active or because I've been so busy in other ways.

I'm going to try to keep blogging regularly.

I also said, good luck to your Cardinals!

And Good luck to our Steelers tomorrow. I wore my Steelers T-shirt today. I went into a store this afternoon and the storeowner said, "How you doin'? Better than those guys, I hope," gesturing to my T. I said, "I wear this shirt in hope that tomorrow will be a better day for them!"

Have a great night.

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BHEALTHY4ME1 10/12/2013 10:51PM

  Congrats on spelling out those goals. Becky emoticon

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OMG - It just got real

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I said it last night and I'll say it again today - the fact that I joined a Biggest Loser Challenge just got very real to me.

Going to spend some time this weekend making sure I understand exactly what I'm doing - I'm a planner - I like to be prepared.

I think the most amazing thing about this is that I need to focus on me if I want to be successful. My life like most people's nowadays is hectic at best. Full-time job, Mom, wife, Home & School president, friends, family, and the list goes on and on. Now I catch myself grabbing 10 minutes before I leave for work in the morning after everyone else has dispersed and making sure I have eaten a good breakfast, packed a good lunch, and at least know my commitments for the evening.

I always each lunch at my desk - being the manager of 42 people - it's just too hard to get away for any length of time. So now, I try to log in and track food, read articles, and check out threads while munching on my sugar snap peas.

My evenings are always crazy but usually around 9 or 10 - I sit down with my IPAD and spend some time back on this site. I'm finding the time to work me into my life!

Looking forward to a week away for my job - it will allow me 6 days to focus on me - get connected - get commited - oh and plan. I do love to plan!

So it just got real - but I think I have a plan for my new reality!

  
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SUNSET09 9/21/2013 1:37AM

  Do it for you as we know, you can and will! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AHTRAP 9/20/2013 7:25PM

    When something you plan works as intended, does this thought run through your head?

http://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=FPQlXNH36mI

Wel
come to the BLC, and welcome to the Midnight Mustangs!

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LETHA_ 9/20/2013 2:51PM

    I love a good plan myself.
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KNYAGENYA 9/20/2013 12:28PM

    You can do it...I have faith in you. Make sure you take time to take care of yourself.

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TRAINER_T 9/20/2013 9:27AM

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ELSAT137 9/20/2013 9:04AM

    I am a planner too!! The BLC can seem a little overwhelming at first but make it work for you. Do what you need to do to be successful! I have found that focusing on healthy habits has given me greater results than just focusing on losing weight. Good Luck!!!

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A-STRONGER-ME 9/20/2013 5:53AM

    emoticon you will do great!

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Planning - most important part of my day

Monday, September 16, 2013

I find myself always needing a plan - I work best with a plan. My problem - I don't have a plan for tomorrow. Tomorrow is my birthday. My employees are planning a food day for me - my daughters are making me dinner. I know I'm getting baked chicken tomorrow night but no clue what's in store for lunch. My plan as of now - very small portions as to not hurt anyone's feelings but try to stick with right types of food.

My next worry - I fly to Portland on Sunday and will be there until Friday for my job. I'm worried about airport food and the inability to have my normal breakfast and lunch. I won't have a car as a fellow employee will be my chauffeur. Lots to think about. I don't want to have a gain while I'm gone because I don't have a plan. No plan yet but I'm thinking. Nice thing is the employee and I have been friends for 14 years and she has a scale so I won't miss weigh in.

Back to planning......

  
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SUNSET09 9/17/2013 1:33PM

  Think about the opportunity to exercise in the hotel and enjoy the time away to plan your day. Don't worry, be happy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THEEXERCISER 9/17/2013 9:23AM

    emoticon have a safe trip!

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PJMOMMATO3 9/17/2013 8:15AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday!

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MINIMINIV 9/17/2013 1:43AM

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Happy Birthday!
Good idea to have some treats, but keep portions small.

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MRSP90X 9/17/2013 1:14AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Just do the best that you can. I have certain food "rules" and do my best to stick with them with the current set of circumstances. You won't feel bad if you try to do your best what ever comes your way! emoticon

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DEEEBEE 9/16/2013 11:49PM

    I like getting away, BUT I have no idea what I'll be eating, and restaurants always sneak in extra fat and sugar because, after all, it's their business to get people to eat more food. Cut back where you can, you know how to do it, and make use of the hotel's exercise room and/or pool. Maybe you can walk around Portland a while. It's a beautiful city. Best of luck to you.

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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