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Getting Out of the Rut....

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I have been is a terrible rut for about 6 weeks. I got the stomach flu, then got really fatigued.
I went to the doctor & had all kind of tests done; everything was fine. Then the weather, schedule changes, family issues....you know the game. I then just got depressed. I had to do something, Part of what helped is that I had verbally made a commitment to myself and my family. I knew in my brain that there was no excuse..so I just know like Michael Jordan said,
Just do it!!
Everyday is a choice & if we do it instead of how we feel; our body will follow.
So, yesterday was a gorgeous day here in NC, so I got up, took my dog Mylie for our regular walk & started to jog. I made it all the way around my trek...which is about a mile. I had my IPod with e & it was fabulous!!

I am so proud of myself! To some, a mile is probably not much; but for me, a 257 lb.woman who hates jogging, it was phenomenal! So, I got home and immediately posted my success on my Facebook page. I thanked my sisters, brother, sister-in-law, nieces, and nephews for being a great example (they run marathons) & told them that I hope to join them...maybe for just a fourth marathon but nevertheless. I am happy!!! So to me, getting out of the rut is just stepping out of it. Good luck to all & let's keep going.
P.S. I also reminded myself and my family that I have set a goal to celebrate my 60th birthday with a big birthday bash in a LBD (little black dress.) That is 2.5 years away but I want to be 100 lbs. lighter and I will be!!! Let's keep going Spark Friends!
Stormybelle56

Edited by: STORMYBELLE56 at: 4/27/2014 (07:23)

  
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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 4/27/2014 9:35PM

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JAROL7 4/27/2014 7:44AM

    Some ruts are not fun. My rut is comfortable for me ... I'm learning to maintain my new goal weight.

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Let that cycle go in another direction...

Monday, February 10, 2014

I am continuing to break the cycle of denial that has protected me from looking at myself.

I am proud of myself and I know that I can accomplish my goals. I just need to quit beating up on Gail and give myself credit of what I do on a daily basis.

I also need to set my mind by taking those small steps. It may sound insignificant, but I really do have to break it down in that manner like putting my exercise shoes on, gating In my car to go to the Curves Program, etc.

Simple tasks but this Fat Girl sees them as major and she doe not want to. Too bad FG!. Put your great big old granny panties on, quit whining, and Get Going!,

KEEP GOING FORWARD, GAIL... AND SOON YOU CAN WEAR some of those sexy silky panties and that LBD ;)

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DON't give up; just don't ever give up!
Stormybellet56 aka Gail

  
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GOLFGMA 2/12/2014 7:14AM

    You are so right! Hang in there until the work is done! emoticon

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Back & Forth...Back & Forth

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Made a decision to not beat myslelf up, that I slip in and out of doing what I need to do and slipping back to what I want to do. I am learning that recovery is a process; however, continuing to make the best decisions for myself rather than giving into my desires will help me attain the bigger desire (excuse the irony) to get to my goal weight. My confession: 258 lbs; My goal weight: 158
Any encouragement would be helpful.

Thanks,
Stormybelle56
aka Gail

  
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H0WDYH057 1/11/2014 11:12AM

    Look at the setbacks as challenges and learn from them, beating ourselves up only makes more depressed and more likely to binge. Rather think these challenges as a small child learning to to walk, they fall down yet they get up and do it again. Each time learning a bit more to use in the overcoming of the challenge.
Too often we look at our challenges as a whole, rather than breaking them up into small attainable pieces which we can conquer, try doing things an hour at a time then move to the next.
Good luck, you can do it.

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GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I thought I had gained because I had not logged in since first part of July. But, actually, I have lost 4 lbs. The same 4 lbs I keep losing and gaining, but nevertheless.
So, I thought that was the bad news, but really, I don't have any bad news.

The good news TA---DAH is: I have started my Zumba classes & have fallen in love with them. I also came across a very caring instructor, who is a great support. So, I am commited to doing Zumba 3 x weekly. Today, I even went out to the pool and did extra laps!

The part where I thought I had gained was I did some emotional eating over this past month...mostly fried chicken 1 or 2 x weekly. And ice cream. But, now I see more that
eating when I am upset is not going to take away those feelings. Everyday I am getting better & better.

I know that I need to stay accountable to this website. And I am grateful to the support I get with my friends here at Sparkpeople. ROCK ON>>>>>>!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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PINKYYSUEE 8/12/2013 4:32PM

    Its great to find exercise that you love!

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    emoticon emoticon ...I hope you have a great week !

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Acknowledging my independence...

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Just ordered a FIRM workout and stair step from Amazon.
Proud of myself. My schedule at work has changed, and I am not able to
do my walking or Zumba as regularly, but I am making a commitment to stick to it!
I am determined to make this weight loss a priority!
StormyBelle56
aka Gail

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TAMMYAND 7/7/2013 7:17PM

    Please let me know how you like your purchase. Congrats on your commitment to exercise and weight loss!

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PINKYYSUEE 7/4/2013 6:53PM

    rolling with the changes in life and finding new ways to get your exercise done... emoticon

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