Thursday, February 20, 2014
So it's about 1 month in and I'm like, "let's see how I'm progressing..." NOT. I stepped on the scale this morning and in 1 month I have succeeded in eating healthier, but I have GAINED a pound. REALLY?
Guess this means I need to work harder to burn some more calories, eh? Here's to us all... workin' towards our goals, one calorie at a time!
Found this photo at: http://katy-katyrose.blogspot.com/2013/09/
workout-goals-for-this-week4600.html It reminded me that this won't come easy and that I just need to buckle down and earn it!
Monday, January 13, 2014
So 2014 is now underway and somehow, this year feels different. I was able to lose weight, but then I gained some back, and I have been trying to find the motivation. I don't have to look very far! My son is going to be 4 years old in March. My husband gained some weight with me. My step-son is very overweight (though I don't have control over what he eats/does at his mom's house) and my step-daughter's attitude is very diva-like. These reasons might not make a whole lot of sense, so let me briefly explain.
My son is your average boy that likes to run, jump, and wrestle... things that Mommy here has trouble doing right now.
My husband told me several times when we were just dating that if he ever got love handles I was to lovingly remind him that he is gaining weight and needs to do something about it because he doesn't want to be out of shape; I think it makes him feel less manly.
My step-son has struggled with weight for a long time, but over the last year I have come to understand my lack of control of that situation, however if I set an example he would probably be more likely to take control of his own actions.
My step-daughter's diva-like attitude makes me want to smack her, but I know that if I looked and felt like a diva I would be more prepared to handle her.
I am more motivated than I ever have been. I urge you to find your own reasons to be motivated and remember them when you're feeling like you want to eat a whole pan of brownies or sit on the couch the whole day.
Here's to 2014! Bring on the changes! Woohoo!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Alright. I fell off the wagon. Almost a year go.
I stopped sparking. I was depressed in my job and in my family. I was stuck and didn't know what to do. I couldn't get the weight to really start coming off, so I gave up. I went to a doctor and started taking phentermine to lose weight. I lost a lot of weight, actually, but I wasn't being healthy about it. I didn't exercise enough and I didn't eat enough either. My hair started falling out because of vitamin deficiency, so I stopped taking it after 3 months (end of April 2013).
Since then, I have gained 8 pounds, but that's not all that bad considering it took 3 months to gain it. Still, I still haven't reached my goal weight and I refuse to yo-yo, especially since I recently quit smoking. I really don't want this! So what am I going to do about it?
Sparkpeople recently posted this photo on Facebook. I have used it and put it as my desktop background and I have shared it with my co-workers:
I am going to do this every day. I'm going to set small goals that are attainable. I'm not going to put too many challenges in my way - then I feel overwhelmed. I'm starting small and monitoring myself so that I can have the kind of lifestyle that is good for me and my family.
Who else is with me? Let's Spark it Up!
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