Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Hello, I am am doing the Fall 5% Challenge, I have dusted off my scale and finally got all my daughters stuff out of my exercise area. I have wiped down my stationary bike and total gym now that I can get into the area. I have also dug out a few Wii exercise programs that I haven't done in a while. My exercise plan is basically to get in my 10,000 steps a day and to add different exercises weekly. I will keep switching things around so I don't get bored and my body doesn't get used to a routine. My nutrition plan is to say in the calorie range that Spark has set for me.
I also plan to get in more freggies,also my doctor told me to get a little more lean fiber in my diet. I cleaned out my fridge and kitchen of junk...this was met with stiff resistance from DH and DD. I for see things finding thier way back into the house thanks to them, so I also will get some healthy snacks for myself so I won't cave.
My daily plan is to make sure that I have a healthy breakfast shortly after waking up, this will help keep me from grazing later in the afternoon. I also think a daily to do list would help keep me better organized and open up more time for exercise. Making weekly menus and building a stronger support system will go a long way in helping me achieve my goals.
I want to lose this weight so I can be healthier. Less weights means my heart and lungs won't have to work so hard. It also means that my knees won't have to carry around so much and I have no doubt my lower back would feel a lot better. Then there is the vain part of me who wants to look good. I want a waistline and I don't want my butt and thighs to jiggle. I have a dress that I fit into but Iwould like it to fit where I do not look like a 10 pound bag of potatos in a 5 pound bag.
In order to accomplish weight loss I must also face and admit my triggers. I am an emotional and stress eater. If I feel sad, angry, bored ,lonely are am stressed out I EAT...maybe I should say continously graze. Now I am sure you all know that I don't go running for the celery and carrots, oh no not I. The number one all time best stress food in my world is ice cream.....it doesn't even matter what kind as long as it is ice cream!!!! Chocolate is another trigger food....can't just have one bite. I am thinking riding my bike or stationary bike (if weather is bad) is a better way to handle sadness and lonliness, and my total gym is a good way to handle stress.
My diet and exercise plans have failed before because of..........me. I let things get in the way, my husband or my daughter wants me to do something so I drop workout to do want they want me to do. I change the healthy meal I planned to go to something my family wants because they claim I don't make anything they like any more. I let thier moods affect my self worth. I let........ those are two very powerful words. The first thing I need to do to turn things around is to admit my responsibility for being where I am. I need not to take other peoples bad moods personally or as a sign I have done something wrong. I do not have to change the meal I had planned...I am the one cooking and heck it's better for them also. If I am working out and someone wants something well....they can do it for themselves. The main thing I need to do is to learn how to love me. More to come
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Some of you may have noticed me hanging around your team pages and wondered who I am. I thought it would be quicker to write an introductory blog than to introduce myself team by team.
I am Mo, I am one of the OELs, I am new at this position so please bear with me. I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2008. I have lost track of how many of these challenges I've done, while I have yet to make my 5%, I have gotten stronger both physically and mentally. I also have learned a lot about myself.
I am 55 years old and just recently celebrated my 29th anniversary with my husband and best friend. I am the mother of three grown children, a son who is 38 and two daughters ages 28 and 20. I am also a grandmother of two lovely granddaughters. I look forward to getting to know all of you and wish all the best in the Fall 5% challenge.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
So, I did the summer 5% challenge. I started off great, I was watching my food and getting in plenty of exercise. Then I started suffering from overwhelming fatigue, I did keep exercising but no where near the intensity I needed. This lead me to feel frustrated which led me to eat.....and eat...... and not healthy either. I am still feeling fatigued but have decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and get back on track starting with my food. I will start walking a lot again and then add more intense exercise. I also joined the Fall 5% challenge...... this will really help with my motivation. Anyone want to join me? It is a great way to get fit. lose weight and you have fun while you do!!!! Here Is the link to the challenge.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
As usual I am behind on my 5% challenge assignments so I will put them all into this blog. I have got my water bottle ready,my workout clothes and shoes are out and waiting for me. I went through the kitchen and fridge and tossed out the unhealthy foods. I went shopping and replaced it with healthy fruits,vegetables and grains. I made up a menu for this weeks dinners.
I will make up a menu of dinners every week of the challenge so I will know what I will be eating.
My basic nutrition plan is to track my food and stay within the calorie range that Spark has set for me which is between 1200 and 1550. My exercise plan is to get at least 10,000 steps daily, to start and stick with a strength training program and to add power yoga twice a week.
I want to lose this weight for my health, I would also like to look fabulous in my clothes. I do not want to look ultra thin....I want to look healthy and fit. I want to feel strong and confident. There quite a few things that I need to do to make this happen, one of those being keeping my trigger foods out of the house. So no ice cream and potato chips are allowed in my house.
These are the foods I go to when I am sad and stressed, I also tend too gravitate towards them when I am bored. I also need to take a look at why what I am doing isn't working. I know that my eating has been a major problem so I need to get that under control. I think one of the things that causes my eating problem is I am an all or nothing personality,so one slip and I feel guilty and then I eat badly. It takes me along time to get back track which makes me feel
like a failure and then I tend to deprive myself of food. So, I have to work on this all or nothing attitude. I also need to put my wants and needs first. I tend to let my family guilt me out of my healthy lifestyle...........if you wouldn't exercise so much we could spend more time together, you never cook anything we like anymore. I wind up feeling guilty and wind up doing something unhealthy, this has to stop. So I have decided this challenge I am going to treat myself well, I will not let anyone make me feel guilty for wanting to be healthy. I am going to make this summer my summer!!!!!
Saturday, April 05, 2014
It is time for the Spring 5% challenge and once again I am lucky enough to be a Teddy Bear. I love these challenges, they make you take a long hard look at yourself and encourage you to become stronger and healthier.
I have my water bottle ready, my shoes are ready, heck I have my bike all geared up and ride ready....can't wait to hit the trails. I have cleared my kitchen and fridge of all junk food. I have stocked up on fruits and healthy cereals, whole grain bread, and healthy snacks. My diet plan is to stay in my calorie range that SparkPeople has set for me. I will cut back on sugar and fat. I will also track and measure my food to keep my portions under control.
My exercise plan is to keep moving. With the warmer weather coming I will be doing more walking and hiking. I will also be doing some bike riding. I love riding my bike on the Great Allegheny Passage trail. I will get at least 10,000 steps a day. I need to add strength training to my routine. I don't know why this one is so hard for me but I will be working on it.
I am an emotional eater,therefore my triggers tend to be sadness, frustration,anger and lonliness. I plan not to keep and of my go to trigger foods (ice cream,chips, licorice) in the house. I plan on doing some meditation and boxing to help deal with my emotions.
I will huddle with my Teddy Bears daily. I will also post my exercise minutes and my LTGL minutes daily and read and comment on team blogs as I can.
I am looking forward to this challege........good luck to all who are participating.
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