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Another birthday

Monday, December 20, 2010

Today I logged on to this site for the first time in quite a while. I had good intentions of being able to follow a plan to lose weight but good intentions will not get you to that desired goal.

Tomorrow marks my 54th birthday as the heaviest I have ever been in my life. And totally out of shape.

Not sure just how to do it, but I have a goal of losing enough weight to be able to fit into my size 6 leather pants that fit great just 4 or 5 years ago so that I can wear them on motorcycle rides with my husband.

Yesterday I bought a skinny creamer for my coffee. Yuck! I guess I will get used to it!

Gotta run to work now! Will blog more later!

  
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SIMPLY-EVA 12/21/2010 2:53PM

  Im glad you're back. Everyone swears by tracking your food in the tracker in order to keep a close eye on what goes in. I focus on intuitive eating but also realize that for me it will be several months before I reach my goal. Committment is important. Good luck to you,

Eva

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LBROOKS335 12/20/2010 10:26AM

  One day at a time, I want to lose weight so bad and hope this web site will help and keep me in check. Just one day at a time.

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Another birthday

Monday, December 20, 2010

Today I logged on to this site for the first time in quite a while. I had good intentions of being able to follow a plan to lose weight but good intentions will not get you to that desired goal.

Tomorrow marks my 54th birthday as the heaviest I have ever been in my life. And totally out of shape.

Not sure just how to do it, but I have a goal of losing enough weight to be able to fit into my size 6 leather pants that fit great just 4 or 5 years ago so that I can wear them on motorcycle rides with my husband.

Yesterday I bought a skinny creamer for my coffee. Yuck! I guess I will get used to it!

Gotta run to work now! Will blog more later!

  
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DARLENEK04 12/20/2010 6:49PM

  Come on, I am struggling too, and also want to get some
leather for my bike....so lets work on this together....

Darlene

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Monday

Monday, April 12, 2010

Last week was a great week. Have now lost a total of 7 pounds so I was happy about that. This weekend my husband and I went out went some friends and I did not have any control about me. I dread getting on the scales today.

  
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PERSISTANT123 4/12/2010 7:38PM

    Shortly after I started Sparking, someone told me that it wasn't one day that killed us, but that average of the week. It changed how I looked at things. Now, if I think I might not "be perfect", I try to stay on the lower end of my calorie range and up my cardio by about 15 minutes a couple of times that week.

Another member, who is at her goal weight (as has been for a while) says her week always starts on Wednesday. That way, if she slips up on the weekend, she has a couple of days to recover.

Next time when you go out, you will probably do like the rest of us. That is try to come up with a plan in advance to help control the damage. After all, this isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle change. Life happens!

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KALISWALKER 4/12/2010 11:33AM

    You learn from the good and the bad weeks. You might have blown one meal, but most of the time you get it right. We can all have an oops day, it's what you do the next day that counts! Have a great week.

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4 pounds gone!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The extra walking has paid off and my weight loss since I started is 4 lbs! Just learned that my zumba class and toning classes were cancelled due to our instructor heading back for college. The toning was more important to me than anything so I guess I will need to start a home routine provided I can discipline myself. It is so hard to start a new schedule as a creature of habit that I am. Of course, all I need to do is look at my flabby arms and tht is great motivation. Seriously!!

Now to find the Starfish team and participate with them. I have searched and searched and can not figure out where to go to find out about our challenges. I hope that it is still not too late to participate.

  
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KALISWALKER 4/11/2010 5:59PM

    I hope you are doing well. If you have any Star Fish Team questions, please let me know.

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JENNYBETHIN 3/24/2010 8:36AM

    She's 18 months old, and I've been known to stop and read sales ads in the store too!

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JENNYBETHIN 3/23/2010 8:16AM

    Do what I do! Have the spark people fitness thing, and tell it you have access to nothing, but hand weights! It'll give you a routine you can do in front of the t.v. at night. That's when I exercise!

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TBONE13 3/23/2010 7:55AM

  congrads !!

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Stuck

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Maybe if I just vent my frustrations this will help. I know it helped to be able to vent to quit smoking so here goes. I am sulking today. Feeling old and disliking the feeling. When I look in the mirror I do not like what I see. I know that I need to work on getting off my hiney and moving to give myself the energy I need to get over this but I am stuck in a rut. I feel bad because I know how selfish this is but this is how I am honestly feeling today about my life. How do I get over being stuck?

  
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SUNNEEGIRL 3/11/2010 7:28AM

  Thanks Mindy. Slow will probably be the pace for me. I still find that most of my energy goes into keeping myself smoke free and there seems to be little left energy wise to do much of anything else. I have been using food as a reward for not smoking and that makes it doubly hard as I still have some pretty strong desires to smoke crop up from time to time. Maybe it is too much to try to do both now. I will make an attempt to keep track of my eating. I have been doing that but on a hit and miss pattern.

Gosh, I feel like such a whiner!! And that is not me at all!

Grrrr.... I can control my eating, I can increase my activity so that I can lose weight! emoticon

Thanks!
Robin

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MINDYBEAN 3/10/2010 12:06PM

    Awww...my poor Robin! I hate that you're feeling down. It does help to vent so please continue to do so if you need it. We're here to listen. Just start out taking baby steps. Think about what you're eating & how you feel about it. Track what you're eating. You don't even have to cut anything out in the beginning, just track what you're eating & in a few days go back & look at it and see if there are any things that just weren't worth it that you can live without. Don't deprive yourself and don't set unrealistic goals. I've read many times that the slower you lose the weight the longer it will stay off. You enjoy zumba & it's great exercise. It's hard to make yourself get out of the house & go but I know you feel better after you do it. Remind yourself that you're doing something good for yourself. You're always there to motivate & encourage us...treat yourself like you treat us. Don't beat yourself up, don't expect perfection, just take babysteps & make small changes and remember to reward yourself for making positive changes. You don't have to wait until you've lost a certain amount of weight for a reward...if you make a good choice, or if you stop yourself 1/2 way through a box of cookies instead of eating the entire box...those things are worthy of rewards! The most important thing right now is keeping your quit. Don't worry about the number on the scale. Add an extra serving of fruits & veggies into your day, be mindful of what you're eating, make good choices, and be good to yourself. Go look at your beautiful flowers & smile!!! I love ya & I'm here for ya!

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hmmm...that was supposed to be a hug but I'll blow you a kiss also! lol

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SUNNEEGIRL 3/10/2010 7:40AM

  Thanks for the positive vibes. I have to agree (even if mentally I am not there yet) that positive thinking is so helpful.

Yesterday I was able to fight the urge to go get my usual latte which I had been using as a reward for not smoking and after I ate my lean cuisine meal at lunch I went for a walk.

Tonight I should be going to Zumba class if I do not flake out on it. Intellectually I understand what this is going to take but mentally I am just not there yet but I am trying to psych myself up for the task.

Thanks again each one of you for the support and encouragement.

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MUSHIRA 3/9/2010 9:39PM

    Hey R. feeling a little down, eh? It will pass. Find a place to start. For example, I start with nutrition. I did not start the fitness part (either time) until a week or two after working on the nutrition segment. Here, you can start with baby steps, adding a little something every day. You know very well how motivation works. If you can motivate to quit smoking, this is similar. Just keep coming here every day. Read an article. Read folks blogs. Go to the message boards, etc.

I promise you GF, your motivation will pick up and start to roll. Look out, here she comes.

Yes, express your feelings. :)

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NWESCH24 3/9/2010 7:54AM

    I agree with Moovice. The first step is to take the initiative, which you did by coming to SparkPeople. The second step is to use all the wonderful tools provided here. Start small - do the strength training recommended and one or two cardio videos. Plan out a grocery list so that you have the necessary stuff in the house. No I don't eat everything the meal plan gives me, but part of the motivation for me is to plan out my days food - I do it while I'm having my coffee.

Once I got into the program, I loved it, I feel so energized and just in general feel good!

:)
Nora

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TEAMDIABETES 3/9/2010 7:37AM

    You are on a web-site where everyone has been in the same position at one time or another. Surround yourself with positive people who support your goals. Need a buddy system? This is the place. Hang in and know that others are thinking of you.

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MOOVICE 3/9/2010 7:34AM

    It is a mental thing. You have to think positve. Stay busy.
start by eating right. I know you can do it. We have all been there at one point of time. It is up to you to climb over that speed bump in the road that is stoping you. Have faith! emoticon

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