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Here I go again

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hello Spark!
I am writing this, somewhat depressed, frustrated at my self and my inability to stay on track. I feel like I am falling down a big black whole that I can't get out of. Even my sweat pants feel tight. Uugg.
So, I am back again. No matter what, I will not give up on myself.

  
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C8TSON 11/26/2013 10:12AM

    Don't feel discouraged. Just get back up, brush it off, and get going no matter how tough the battle seems. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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QUADCMOM 11/25/2013 7:47AM

    Hang in there !!! You have come to the right place for support.

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SARAHLOU245 11/24/2013 11:02PM

    We are right here with ya!! Let's do this!

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Feeling better about my choices!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Motivational Quote of the Day: "One mouthful at a time." This one came from me!

I am happy to report that I am slowly but surely getting back on track. I have been first focusing my my food--taking advantage of the Farmer's Market, increasing my protein in my snacks by eating hard boiled eggs and a handful of nuts along with ordering from a great snack company called 'Nature's Box'. Find them on Facebook--the snacks are great and healthy too!
Tonight, I connected with my sister and we met up at Planet Fitness.. Only 30 minutes on the treadmill, but it was on an incline and it was a great start.
I have been slowly milling around Spark People, but too embarrased to make myself known due to all my recent difficulties.
I keep telling myself, 'one day at a time, one mouthful at a time.'

Happy Sparking everyone!

  
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C8TSON 7/30/2013 10:46PM

    This is great to hear Susan! I have been worried about you! I kept checking in on you, and I'm so glad to see you doing and feeling better! Everyone goes through those tough times, but it always gets better. My diet and exercise plans have been a total loss lately. But, like you said, "one mouthful at a time!" emoticon

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Looking for a fresh bottle of inspiration and motivation. Does anyone have some?

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I don't know if it is good or bad to have been stuck this long, but still trying to come back for inspiration. I feel like I can stay in control of so many other aspects of my life except when it comes to food and exercise. My motivation seems to come in waves and I have been on the low side for a while now. My weight is staying relatively the same-only up by a few pounds, so it could be worse.

As Barry Manilow says, 'I've been up, down, trying to get the feeling again.'

  
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BONIDALE 7/4/2013 5:05PM

    This inspirational quote by Winston Churchill helps me: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. emoticon

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PENNYSAVER2 7/4/2013 10:16AM

    You are worth the effort!! emoticon emoticon

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JAXNLIL 7/4/2013 9:42AM

    I hear you and understand where you are at. I have not lost a single pound, but I do feel better and more energized after I make positive choices. Sometimes when we get stuck we need to spice things up somehow, change up our meals or exercise routine. Try and think if there is something you have always wanted to try and go for it! Maybe it will be enough to get your spark going again.
Many told me yesterday (when I was down on myself) that it is not so important what the scale is telling us as it is how you feel inside. Keep going and do not give up! We give so much power to the scale, a doctor once told me the scale is just an item in your house that you bought. Would you let the toaster determine what kind of day or mood you will be in? I thought that was such great insight and I try to remember that on the "not so great" days. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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I am still here, sort of, in limbo I guess

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Motivational Quote of the Day: "Never ever, ever, ever, ever give up." I know someone already came up with the 'never give up' part, but I added the ever, ever, ever!

That's about all I can say about that. My weight has stayed the same, which should be a good thing, but I am just trying to figure out how to come out of my little funk. My four year old is driving me crazy and we are going through a rough growing pain with her stating her mind, asserting her independence, etc, and with my increased work load along with my husband's on-going traveling my options for a healthy outlet seem limited. These are poor excuses, but I guess I am just stating what is on my mind at the moment.

The hardest thing for me to accept right now is realizing I cannot do it all and do it well between work, motherhood, being a wife, friend, family member, etc and I am putting my own health and well-being on the back burner as a result of it just to please others. I've got to turn this around.

I hope my fellow spark friends don't think I have walked away--I am still here and I need to start a new spark streak for logging again daily. For a while it just got to be too much, however, when I don't log on, I feel like I am falling into a dark whole that feels impossible to climb out of. I know I am stronger than that!

  
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REMEMBER_THIS 6/23/2013 7:56PM

    Susan don't give up!!
~Beni

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BETHS60 6/13/2013 5:06PM

    It is so hard when your little angel starts being independent. Remember that independence is a good thing. You want this. The challenge is to maintain your sanity, and provide loving guidance while they go through this.

Take a breath. This, too, shall pass.

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SARLIA 6/13/2013 8:30AM

    As other posters have said, you need to take care of you before you can take care of others. (That's why they say to put your oxygen mask on first when needed on a plane.) I think you've already realized that by your post - give yourself a chance to change your priorities and you'll soon be moving forward. emoticon

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LINTPICKER 6/13/2013 6:38AM

    The pressure of daily life can be overwhelming, but you are right about taking care of yourself. You are important and life is too short to spend the bulk of it upset with yourself. Learn to love yourself and be happy with everyday that you treat your body and mind with respect, health and love.

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OOLALA53 6/13/2013 2:17AM

    Here is an excerpt from a speech given during WWII by Winston Churchill at a boys' school he had attended as a child.

"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Apparently, he never intended to be thin, or he probably wouldn't have given up on that, either.

Eating moderately consistently has got to be easier than being at war!

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PENNYSAVER2 6/12/2013 11:19PM

    Glad to hear from you!! emoticon emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 6/12/2013 10:55PM

    I'm so glad to hear that you will never, ever, ever, ever give up... that's number one! But it sounds like you need to cut yourself a little slack and choose your battles. I think you are one of those "givers" who put yourself last in order to please everyone else, but in the long run you are paying the price with your health and probably your sanity while trying to help and please everyone else. Take a stand like your four year old and "assert your independence" Make it a priority to plan some "me" time everyday. Only 10 minutes..... 10 minutes every day is all you need to get yourself in better shape. When you feel all those demands pressing down on you, just try to remember that you need to be strong and healthy in order to be there for everyone else. Others are important, but you are important too!! Love yourself enough to take care of number one!! emoticon

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Feeling stuck

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Motivational Quote of the Day: "I love real food!" From the Motivational Spark Pages.

Although the quote I chose today is really true, because I am really enjoying all the new fresh foods I continue to add to my daily intake, I'm frustrated at times that I am not yet seeing the continued results I want to see. I'm just feeling stuck.

I know one huge contributing factor is the fact that my exercise routine has declined, due to my new job, child care issues with my husband's travel schedule along with my current lack of motivation. I know these are only poor excuses, but it is just how I am feeling right now. Which is wierd, because the weather is getting better every day and i love Spring, but for some reason I'm not motivated to go on my two to three mile brisk walk with my daughter. I am walking outside, but it is with a four year old riding her bike, so it doesn't get my heart rate up when she is constantly stopping to smell the flowers. I know if I stick with this, I will find my "mojo" again in the exercise department, I just wish it would happen faster.

Hope everyone is having a good week!

  
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 5/9/2013 8:03AM

    We've all "been there". You'll get around it. Be true to yourself emoticon

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GR8ERJOY 5/8/2013 9:01PM

    I've been there too frequently recently. So very frustrating, but you are right to just keep truckin'. Eventually your motivation will swing around again and you'll get there. emoticon

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