Friday, August 10, 2012
Hi people! I just had to share with you my latest news!
I've been noticing that my pants are definitely fitting looser lately and there's good reason.
I've LOST 6.5# since August 6, 2012!!!!!
That's only 5 DAYS AGO but it is a reflection of the hard work and effort I've been putting in since the end of March, 2012, when I first came on board with SP.
Talk about being elated! I can now say that I am living PROOF that SUCCESS can be achieved if you:
1. BELIEVE in yourself,
2. have a POSITVE ATTITUDE
3. HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE,
4. Work through the rough spots even though you want to QUIT
5. NEVER GIVE UP!
6. KEEP ON KEEPING ON!
7. Find yourself a network of fellow SPers that will root and cheer you on to your victories,
as you would for them.
8. follow what you learn here at SP!!!!
Not only that but, hook up with the right teams here and you'll get the support, help, and assistance you need to overcome any and all obstacles set in your way.
I am a firm believer in CONSISTENCY and in taking BABY STEPS until strong enough (here enters your strength exercises) to do more and achieve more.
Yes, it was rather difficult to go through what I would consider a plateau so early on in my journey to a BETTER, NEW, IMPROVED ME. But, I remained steady and strong through it. I continued to believe that the results would come and they did.
For me, it was all at once! You may encounter a different experience than me.
Part of this I have to believe is due to having found an article here at SP about a woman who had lost 60# in 7 months simply by walking.
I agreed with an SP buddie of mine to begin to walk and to compare notes as we proceeded ahead with this challenge of our own. Keeping each other accountable, one to the other, we would send emails as to the progress and/or stumbling blocks we were going through. It truly helped to hear her story as it did for her to hear mine. Together, we kept it together and have proceeded ahead in our little, personal challenge.
Here's the link to that article that prompted us to do our own little challenge:
Well, as I finished up my 20 minute walk (would like to see myself get up to a 45minute walk) this morning with my dog, I realized that the pants I have been wearing were fitting rather loosely than what I remember. I used to have to shift them around to make them feel more comfortable on me and I realized that I wasn’t doing that. They were actually hanging on me in areas that used to be tight before (tummy and thighs to be exact).
Despite what I was sensing, knowing that I had been pretty good with tracking my food daily, trying to exercise in a way that I know I needed, and holding myself accountable for all this through my network of buddies here, I still could not get myself to check it out on the scale. Too much of a chicken. But that thought just wouldn’t go away today and I wound up taking the plunge and checking it out.
What a surprise to have gotten on the scale to see that I had dropped a whopping 6.5# in only 5 days. I was beside myself at this realization!
Considering I wasn't feeling up to par for about three of those days, I now realized why I wasn’t up to speed. My system was trying to cleanse itself from all the toxins of my past life and my past life's eating habits. It dawned on me that once I overcame this stumbling block, the pounds just dropped off.
Now I know that it won’t always happen like this, but I do know that, if I continue with the same determination, the same drive, the same desire for the same results, that there will be more successful results like this on the road to my personal, desired goals!
I am so excited about all this that I wanted to share this with all of you and tell you all that it CAN and WILL happen for you as well.
I hit a plateau for weeks with no improvement anywhere but, still, I persisted! My body rewarded me for my efforts and my consistency and in the fact that I never gave up!
Don’t you give up either. YOU WILL SEE RESULTS similar to mine if you just continue on the road, be consistent, take baby steps until you can take bigger ones, and BELIEVE that your efforts are worth it. THEY ARE!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
A fellow SPer here has shared with me the following animal video. Again, absolutely adorable.
Can you tell that I'm an animal lover????? Not much.
This one is a cat that is telling his owner he's ready for his walk. Unbelievable. Who would have thought a cat would or could do something like this?
You just never know what these animals will do next. It's just like the old Art Linkletter show, "Kids Say the Darndest Things". A lot like that but through the makings of a video.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Here's the link:
Friday, August 03, 2012
I just had to write a new entry here so that I could share what I was given by another SPer here.
It's a video of a dog and cat and their bonding from the time the cat was a newborn kittie and brought home to the present day where they're both full grown and enjoying and loving each others company.
There are two videos but I prefer the first one cuz it's just soooooo cute! The second one is good to but the owners have jazzed it up by putting in various "batman type" captions. Very well done in my opinion.
There's only one thing I can say about this video is that is ...... "so much for the pit bull mentality". That's all I'm saying.
Please watch it and let me know what you think or share with all the others you know here:
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Well, it's about that time again for me to come on board and let you know what's been happening in my life.
Man, where do I start?????
This month was so full of activities, thoughts, changes, and disappointments that I don't really know where to start.
The best place to start is to say that I have had yet another GREAT month here at SP! My weight and nutrition tracking have suffered but there is good reason for that. I have become very involved with communications between other fellow SPers here and it has enlightened my life immensely.
Prior to my days at SP, I had worked myself up into a "workaholic" state with no time for anything but work. I was in a constant state of exhaustion and tiredness and knew that this could not continue.
Well, I'm glad to report that this work stuff has taken a huge back seat to the time I spend here at SP. Not only has SP been motivational for me and kept me positively moving forward towards my desired goals and successes, but SP has also given me an outlet to socialize in .... which is something I have needed for a long, long time.
I'm finding myself becoming my OLD ME again as far as enjoying others and spending time with others ... in other words, "living life again". I would always hate the social affairs I had to go to because I just didn't like myself nor the way I looked. But, in four months time, SP has turned all this around for me. I've still got a LONG way to go but I know that I'm on my way and there's no turning back now. What I'd really LOVE to see is the change in my face .... to go from a very worn out, old looking face to a thinner, lighter and more refreshing look. THAT'S what I'm working towards.
Aside from these positive steps in my exercising and healthy state of mind, I have been able to devote more time to many things of value in my life.
One is my time with God which has suffered for so many years. I would start out strong but it would peeter out and get squeezed out due to obligations elsewhere. BUT NOT THIS TIME! This happens to be one of my Other Goals and I am making progress in achieving this goal in record time.
This has been slighted a bit lately as I have taken on more here at SP by being co-leaders of two teams (WEEKLY CHALLENGE and The DASH Diet) and being a leader of another team (Journey To Success) .... which I have resurrected from the dead when it was known by a different name. But I couldn't have resurrected this team by myself. ALL my initial SPers that decided to take a chance on me and on the team have EVERYTHING to do with it as well so THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU for making this team a reality and for making it as successful as it already is.
On top of this additional workload, I have also been able to devote much more time to my love for learning, creating and maintaining websites. I was able to learn the basics of a new computer programming language known as Drupal and have been, progressively, getting a practice site up and running with it. Lots to learn but it's been so much fun, I have't regretted the time or the effort or even the setbacks involved in learning it.
ALL of the above being made available to me simply by having taken the step back in March, 2012, to find this SparkPeople website for much needed help and assistance in my much needed weight loss and mindset changes.
I don't believe I've lost any additional weight as I have faltered in my workouts and exercising throughout the month BUT I'm optimistic in believing that I can finish STRONG in these last 9 days of the month ..... starting today! It's just been a month of changes. That's all I'll say.
What I have faltered at this month, I know that I've made up for in other ways by being here at SP! Many new friendships and contacts have been established and grow stronger with every passing day. I have reached out to a few that needed buddies and haven't regretted one moment of that. I even tried to help someone needing to find new forever homes for her dad's 4 senior dogs due to his failing health.
I know many have been urged on to keep on keeping on as I say and have proven to succeed in their own travels here. I am so proud of every one of them and love it when I can see their progress, their results and their successes .... just as much as they experience them.
I could go on and on but I'll stop for now.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for helping me through this month. Now that this crazy month is nearing an end, I can look forward to more consistency on my part and more results and successes to be posted here come next month!
I'll say one more thing and then I'll end. One thing that came across my emails this month was a video a fellow SPer took the time to share with me and others that I, in turn, shared with others with outstanding positive feedback. I'd like to share it with all of you here as well as I would like you to always remember with this video being a constant reminder to you to NEVER BELIEVE YOU CAN'T SUCCEED. Keep this video close to your heart and it will get you through any obstacles or road blocks you may encounter. Here is the link:
Shorter version: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player
Longer version: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&ann
Thursday, June 28, 2012
All I can say is WOW! I can not believe the results I am already experiencing since coming on board with SP!
I have lost an additional 3 pounds this month so far and I still have two days in the month to go. I'd like to believe that I have more pounds lost by that time but we'll see!
In addition to the weight loss, I have made so many wonderful friends and buds, have been able to help where it's needed as they have me, and I have become myself again.
I have not been myself for a long, long time. I've known this but couldn't bring myself to trying to change for the better. SP has made it sooooooo easy for me to start with no stress or strain involved, there was no way that I couldn't give it a try here.
I instantly held myself accountable and proclaimed it to the first few teams I became involved with. They were so supportive and kept me on the straight and narrow that even being held accountable was easier than I have ever encountered elsewhere.
I am overjoyed with SP and with how they truly are an answer to many, many of us that are seeking to be better selves.
All I can say is my third month has opened many doors to many friends and buddies and I have learned soooooo much.
It's great to have goodies and earn those wonderful points but SP is much more than that.
If you haven't started yet or are concerned about whether this will work for you .... take it from me ..... from someone that gave up a long time ago to try to be a better me ...... SP seems to do the impossible. All you need to do is to TRY IT! Give it an honest try and you will not be disappointed with your results. All I can say besides that is just remember one word as you start out ...... CONSISTENCY!!!! That's what it's all about. Not long, grudging workouts but small steps, small amounts of time but over a daily and consistent effort.
Write me if you can prove me wrong.
Get An Email Alert Each Time SUPERACHIEVER Posts