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We learn better,we do better!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

I always joke about my weight,it never seems to bring me down because,I love myself and who I am.I'm healthy and losing weight.My oldest DD decided to join me on my quest since she gained alot of weight through the years.BUT,she is driving me crazy!She tries to coach me on the way i walk,the way i eat and exercise.How far did you walk?,well thats not far enough.What did you eat?That's too much or not enough!What did you do for exercise?Try taebo!try jazzercise!ARG!!She's my closest baby girl(35) and she went back to work after months of being on hold aka laid off.She doesnt like my laid back,carefree attitude and thinks im too relaxed.This is serious! she pouts emoticonI want you around!!I laughed and she got mad!See,she smokes cigarettes and she's sneaking around about it.I dont judge her for it or tell her to quit.I know she loves me but,losing weight too fast has been bad for me.We learn better we do better!And we learn till the day we die!!I'm in this research mode to adapt to different flavors and textures of food and im enjoying it.I hurt my lower and upper back a few weeks ago and im getting physical therapy and nutritional classes to better myself.It has helped alot and im taking it slow.I take a swim class to get exercise but,she is modest about her body and wont go with me.If anyone has any advice for me it's highly appreciated emoticonSUSAN

  
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LASKIE2 6/25/2012 10:25PM

    I think the Nutrition class will really help you in your weight loss journey, and even if your friend don't take the swin class with you try a Water Aerobic class at your local "Y" or Community Center. I hope this helps!

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LAINYC 6/25/2012 4:26PM

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GONEWLIFE 6/25/2012 3:19PM

    great attitude !

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Taking them hills is tough work!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Going up a hill today with Mr.wheelchair himself.We "walked in silence"for a while and he needed to rest his arms in the shade of a maple tree.Sue?he asked what motivates you?Well,my kids,my husband,my friends,my dog,my home,walking with you!He grinned and joked about he knew it was his legs that excited me!Motioning to his missing legs.I turned his chair to me,sat on a bench and said Bryan,what's eating at ya?Oh he said i'm sad today because its my moms birthday and she's passed away.I know how you feel my mom is gone too.She is?He looked puzzled.You said you do this to honor your mom.I do because she never had the chance to finish her quest to be healthy before she passed.Bryan,your legs are not who you are!You said your little girl is 6 months old?Yeah he beamed My heart!She will never know you with the your legs and thats just awful but,she'll know you as the daddy that loves her.The daddy that survived Iraq!!He looked at me with tears glistening in his beautiful green eyes.Bryan,it's better to have her dad than a tombstone to visit...He let the tears flow and I took his hand and said now stop your blubbering and lets get you going so you can get your strength back and get some new legs to walk with me!!He laughed and said Sue,thanks!You've done more for me than any therapist could...Its alright my dear I smiled and almost cried myself.There are hills in life,hard going up but better going over and down..lots of hills to come. emoticonSusan

  
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BLEGNER1 6/23/2012 7:25PM

    Sue, this touched my heart in a special way and the tears did more than come to my eyes. Thanks so much for telling this special little story.
God bless
Barb

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_RAMONA 6/23/2012 2:50PM

    Susan, you are truly the most beautiful woman in the world!!!

May today and every day bring to you a ridiculous abundance of whatever you need. May all your concerns, struggles, anxieties and fears fall like ashes as you rise on eagle's wings, SOARING above all that would hinder you along this tremendous adventure of being and becoming all you are created to be. May the grace of God simply "overtake" you moment by moment. May the joy and victory of the risen Lord be yours in a very personal way... may you always be overwhelmed by the grace of God, rather than by the cares of life!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
Ramona

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MNOT2THICK 6/23/2012 2:49PM

    Sue, you sure know how to bring tears to my eyes. What a wonderful story and I will include you and Bryan in my prayers. Woman you are awesome! emoticon

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Sometimes we are better than we think

Thursday, June 21, 2012

We all do what comes natural in life.We laugh,cry,complain,vent,and just act silly.There are a rare few that think of others and dont complain.My point is that yesterday as i was taking my walk,a wheelchair bound veteran came flying past me,no legs but a charming personality...you can do it he yelled giving me thumbs up!!To be honest,I was feeling like throwing in the towel when my back started hurting but,his constant cheering for me had me determined!!Just as I was headed up a hill,huffing and out of breath,here comes mr.wheelchair!Are you thinking of stopping?he asked,No,i grumbled why?Because,he answered you have your legs and you are awesome!!Laughing,I said Why are you here? to frustrate me or cheer me on?Both he yelled over his shoulder and sped off and i went home.I returned today and mr.wheelchair was nowhere in sight.I warmed up and took off with a good stride.Out of the corner of my eye I spotted the little bugger coming straight for me...holding out his hand he said hello,im Bryan..I took his hand and said im Susan!We traveled quietly for a few minutes when his flood gates opened and he told me about his life.I felt good to concentrate my thoughts on a friends problems and not think of my pain.We are "walking" together as a comeback team as he has alot of pain too.Funny how life comes around!His coach hangs around the trail keeping his eye on Bryan.He said That Bryan's attitude has changed and im glad... emoticonSusan

  
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MARTHASPARKS 6/23/2012 1:05PM

    You are a kind, loving person.

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FRAN0426 6/22/2012 7:48PM

    Motovational story, so glad you shared it with us. Everytime I think I must stop, will think of the two of you. One is the wheelchair and on walking getting your exercise in with another, pushing each other to continue the journey for the day.

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TRAVELISMYGAME 6/22/2012 8:40AM

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

Tiffany
10k leader

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ANASONIC 6/22/2012 8:16AM

    Wow... You found a guardian angel. They show up when we least expect them and need them most. Sounds like Brian found his too. You are both challenging each other to be a better you. Awesome. emoticon

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DIBANANA 6/22/2012 6:33AM

  What an awesome story. How nice that you have each other to talk and "walk" with.

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GAELA-I-CAN 6/21/2012 10:55PM

    What a moving story. I'm so scared to excersize because of pain It seems like I work one day and need to rest the next day in order to work the day after. Now even with rest I'm in pain all the time. Sometimes I think I can't take it anymore. I shall try to follow your example and turn things around .. Maybe my cup will fill up....

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because I am woman,i am not stupid

Monday, June 18, 2012

I was at my wits end with our old car!It left my DH stranded at work,we picked him up and had the car towed to a Dodge dealer at home.Of course he is gone before 4 each morning and im here to deal with the car.It's the fuel pump and its going to cost more than we thought.I was staring wide eyed and open mouthed at the man before me!895*^%$#@ dollars to repair it and the car wont get us but $300 at the junk yard???The smirk and smug look that man gave me made me want to become ninja and slap him bald headed!I called my DD,she has a boyfriend that worked with a 20 year veteran mechanic.He called me and said they would repair the car for $100 plus cost of the part at Auto Zone($192.43 with tax)So,my future son in law drives a tow truck and i arranged for him to pick up my car....Oh mam says the smug serviceman,I dont suggest you have a shadetree mechanic do the job...we have trained mechanics and I worry for your safety...now,he worries about me after I almost had a heart attack..I walked right past him,paid for the diagnostics and left!!One day later,$292.43 bill and im driving my car!!!!Just because we are women,dont mean we are stupid.I was almost taken advantage of and after I called around learned that the most it costed for a replaced fuel pump repair was $632...What do ya'll think? emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARTHASPARKS 6/21/2012 8:54PM

    Shame on him and good for you.

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JANDK156 6/18/2012 5:40PM

    Just because we have breasts doesn't mean our brains are dysfunctional! I actually think for some men, our breasts render THEIR brains dysfunctional! Good for you knowing manure when you smelled it and looking for other options! Dealerships are notoriously overpriced for labor and even parts around Long Island. Be sure to thank your daughter's boyfriend! emoticon

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LVMAMAW 6/18/2012 4:53PM

    AMEN!! emoticon emoticon

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SHOAPIE 6/18/2012 4:46PM

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BLEGNER1 6/18/2012 3:51PM

    i BELIEVE THAT AUTO REPAIRS HAVE KEPT UP WITH THE REST OF THE ECONOMY yOU HAVE TO TAKE OUT A LOAN ALMOST ANYMORE TO EVEN GET GAS. SOME ONE IS GETTING RICH AND IT AIN'T ME!!
I figured up yesterday that if Jeff and I had not done the fence it would have been way over 2k as it was with the help of my son and an 11year old grandson it ran about $500. The only thing we haven't done to it is stain it and Jeff does not want me to do that.


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TXGRANDMA 6/18/2012 2:57PM

    Yes, Susan! I definitely think that repairman thought he had you over a barrel! Thank goodness, my husband repairs most anything that goes wrong on our vehicles, and if he can't, we have found an HONEST repairman in town who we take all our vehicles too, if they are beyond my husband's ability to repair!

Good for you, finding an alternative! I salute you! emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 6/18/2012 2:56PM

    Unfortunately this type of thing happens all of the time. I learned that I have to be stone-faced and cool when dealing with these types of guys. If you're too nice they will try to sell you over the moon. Its such a shame.

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loving me for who i am

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Im a wife,mom,grammy,sister,aunt,niece,cousin and FRIEND!I have many roles that i love and am very proud of each one.I looked at my extra weight and did not cringe.I just vowed to get myself back to where I was before and am doing great!I LOVE myself first that way I can love everyone else.Im only losing like 2 pounds per week but,it adds up!you all take care and remember LOVE YOURSELF FIRST!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/20/2012 2:41PM

    Oh I wish I was losing 2lbs a week, but it takes more than wishing!

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MARTHASPARKS 6/16/2012 10:05PM

    Your attitude will make you succeed. Way to go Susan!

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ANASONIC 6/14/2012 4:46PM

    Your an inspiration! emoticon

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SPIRIT42013 6/14/2012 12:17AM

    Wow! You're off to a good start! I wish that my weight loss were that good, but I haven't committed to exercise yet until I get clearance.

Best of luck on your health quest! emoticon

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LISACNM 6/13/2012 11:18PM

    Thanks for sharing this, I am learning to love my body as it is and to take better care of it, and not "cringing" is one of my challenges. By the way, I love your background, my page has a similar background of flowers!


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SNOWANGELDIVA 6/13/2012 8:42PM

    2lbs/wk sure does add up ~ Fantastic work!
Wonderful reminder to love ourselves.

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NSTARSMITH 6/13/2012 8:10PM

    I admire that you did not CRINGE when you confronted your extra weight. I gotta confess I CRINGED big time and still do sometimes when I think about how many times I regained weight lost in "diets". I know for sure the whole issue of shame is what that cringing is about and behind that is a struggle with loving myself no matter what ... so your blog message is 100% meaningful to me: Gotta love me first! Currently I am losing maybe half a pound a week - and ya know, that is fine with me! I have 14.5 pounds to go to goal and I do not want to hurry as I am practicing for maintenance. Maintenance is what I have never managed before so I need a lot of practice! Thanks so much for writing about our need to love ourselves first!

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ARLENE_MOVES 6/13/2012 7:49PM

    emoticon Super advice! And 2 lbs a week is awesome...

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