TEDDYTEDDY   50,394
SparkPoints
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints
 
 
TEDDYTEDDY's Recent Blog Entries

Always look on the bright side of life!!!!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Eu-stress is good stress. Sometimes eu (or good) stress is just as hard on a person as bad stress. The problem is the body doesn't seem to know the difference. An example of eu-stress is the sudden feeling of elation when someone has something good happen like winning the lottery (sounds good, but if you are not in shape it could be unhealthy). The heart speeds up and all of a sudden a person is overwhelmed with decisions.

Lately I don't seem to have a lot of eu-stress but the other kind. It all takes it's toll, but if we had stress-free lives I think most of us would be bored with our lives.

I think stress (no matter what kind) is just part of the human condition.

If we tell ourselves something is bad (for instance, I hate my job, isn't it terrible how people treat me, my life is so unsatisfying, etc) we can stress ourselves out and feel really bad. I think a lot of feeling happy is how we look at things and what we tell ourselves about them.
"Always look on the bright side of life."

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIFEISAJOURNEY 1/9/2010 12:46PM

  Embracing a stress, working through it, and learning from it makes the next stressful situation easier to deal with. I agree, put on a happy face, but be true to the situation. As we say in AA, "Fake it until you make it." And another AA favorite truth of mine, a check on reality, is, "This too shall pass" whether it is a positive or negative being referenced.

All things in life change, life is never static, we're never stuck in one place forever ~ even in good times which we want to go on 'forever'.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAKEMETOTHEBALL 1/9/2010 8:01AM

    Will try and keep that tune in my head as it contains a great attitude!
emoticon
Jackie x

Report Inappropriate Comment
MILDEXSPI 1/8/2010 11:07PM

    You are so right. Having a positive attitude truly helps. I've been on both sides of the fence and I certainly prefer being happy and upbeat on a daily basis.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARRAND 1/8/2010 8:37PM

    You are so right. My dad is one of the most up beat people I know. He wakes up every day and says, "I feel good today". And he just celebrated his 96th birthday!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOOZINITNOW 1/8/2010 8:42AM

    I really have this problem! I will stress myself over the tiniest, silliest things. Things that shouldn't even matter much, when there are people who have actual things worth being stressed over going on in their lives.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 1/8/2010 7:07AM

    So much wisdom in your blog-thanks!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJS-DEBBIE 1/8/2010 7:03AM

    You are so right! I am trying to adopt that attitude myself.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Stitches out and okay to swim!!!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

I am so happy to be able to swim. That is my favorite exercise. Tuesdays and Thursday eves at 6:00 to 7:00 there is a water aerobics class and I will be there with bells on today. Will have to take it easy on the hand, however, cause I am not allowed to lift or do strengthening exercises for at least 2 more weeks. Will be off work a minimum of 2 more weeks (3 weeks at that point). It will be hard to go back to work after my mini-vacation. emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TEDDYTEDDY 1/8/2010 6:33AM

    Had too many errands to do last night but plan to do solo exercising in the pool today. I was a bit concerned about not overdoing as sometimes the aerobics class gets a bit intense. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ELAINESHAFF 1/7/2010 9:23PM

    good news. take it easy until the doctor gives you the go-ahead.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJS-DEBBIE 1/7/2010 7:17PM

    emoticon
That is great news!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 1/7/2010 6:23PM

    emoticon emoticon That's a great milestone & I'm so happy for you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CGREEN717 1/7/2010 5:38PM

    Glad that you go do water aerobics. I miss doing it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 1/7/2010 5:33PM

    emoticon Back to swimming! Great! I envy you. Our city swimming pool is closed until next summer.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATTIDGN 1/7/2010 5:09PM

    I used to love the water, the best exercise with the most results and lees stress on the joints. keep going for a healthier you. I do miss it with my breathing issue, but I will get in the pool in the summer and do those leg movements in the water. have fun in the water!!!!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOOZINITNOW 1/7/2010 4:03PM

    Glad to hear they are out and you can go back to doing what you love! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIFEISAJOURNEY 1/7/2010 4:00PM

  You go, girl. So glad you can get back in the water. Enjoy yourself!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CATLADY52 1/7/2010 3:47PM

    Have a good time with the water aerobics. And enjoy the time off. Although, I can think of better times to be off.
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Weight steady..on track with exercise

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Went to gym and did 20 minutes on recumbent bike, 20 minutes on treadmill and 20 minutes of knee exercises in the whirlpool, then steamed 10 minutes (sounds like a recipe, LOL).

I was well done but forgot my shampoo so didn't take shower to get chlorine off before leaving.

I am leaving the house in a few minutes to get the stitches in my hand out. Hopefully, I will be able to start swimming again.... hope, hope, hope... emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIFEISAJOURNEY 1/7/2010 3:35PM

  Water exercises are soothing for me, even if strenuous, so I know what you're saying. But ~~ good for you on doing other exercises while you had to nurse your hand.
emoticon emoticon
Too bad you couldn't wash your hair. I can envision white conditioner on your hair, making you look like a frosted cupcake!
Keep up the good work!
emoticon
Lucille

Report Inappropriate Comment
DAISYDAY25 1/7/2010 2:22PM

  you are doing great keep it up.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARRIE1948 1/7/2010 11:38AM

    Way to go. Keeping moving is the best recipe

Report Inappropriate Comment
RDARLING 1/7/2010 10:55AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 1/7/2010 8:46AM

    I'm sure you'll get the go-ahead for swimming. Once the stitches are out, it usually is no problem! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Weight holding steady...tracking food..

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I need to weigh myself every day to be sure I am not getting retention from too much sodium. (Watching sodium is rather tedious but thanks to SparkPeople if I track my food it is listed in my detailed accounting....Even though it was a bit high yesterday I am holding at same weight for 2 days. Good news. My weight chart is a total zigzag due to water retention.

I was planning to go to the gym yesterday but after seeing the dentist (fitting for bridge in top front) I was feeling pretty tired and numb (my mouth was crooked) I decided to go home and rest instead. I went to bed early and up and at em this a.m. at 5:00 a.m. I have had my breakfast which I am tracking as soon as I finish this blog and then I am going to the gym. My goal is 20 minutes on the recumbent bike and 20 minutes on the treadmill at 2.5 miles per hour. After that I plan to go whirlpool and do some leg/knee exercises in the whirlpool (no matter how silly that looks to the ladies who sometimes don't wear swim suits in there...??? which is against the rules). Then I plan to finish off with the steam room with eucalyptus and a nice warm shower. I have been promising myself to do this every day since my hand surgery but it is 8 days now and I should be rested up enough. Have to wear a plastic bag on my hand in the whirlpool. The stitches come out tomorrow and then I should be able to go swimming but have to check with surgeon about that. Hope so.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MARYMAC45 1/21/2010 1:56PM

    This sounds wonderful. Hope you had a great dasy.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 1/6/2010 8:48PM

    The steam room sounds heavenly when you are in the middle of a blizzard! Take care of the hand but have fun at the gym!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MILDEXSPI 1/6/2010 8:20PM

    The steam room sounds heavenly right now. I think I'll do the same this weekend after my Kettlebell class on Sunday.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAKEMETOTHEBALL 1/6/2010 1:01PM

    Hope you got it all done and thoroughly enjoyed yourself - you deserve it!
emoticon
Jackie x

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRUZINCARIL 1/6/2010 11:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENSMOM03 1/6/2010 8:50AM

    That sounds like a plan I'd like to have for the day. Hope the Dr gives the ok for the swimming emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLENDERELLA61 1/6/2010 8:31AM

    Thanks for posting. Sounds like you are on it and really making progress. Keep up the good work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJS-DEBBIE 1/6/2010 8:02AM

    That steamroom sounds great! I hope you get the OK tomorrow from your doctor.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVILKLOWN 1/6/2010 7:32AM

    Hi Teddy. Just a quick note to let you know ... I tracked my food for a long time before I finally figured out it's easier to plan/track a day or two ahead rather than eating and then tracking later. Good luck to you!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


How did I lose 3 lb in 2 days?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

It has to be water weight. I dare not weigh myself after I hydrate today. Must weigh naked and thirsty.

Two days ago I blogged about forgetting to track close to 2000 calories...

Today I am going to try to hold onto that weight loss and track my food AND exercise.

I promise to carry around a notebook and pen to keep track of everything I eat, including that wonderful tangerine I just had....excuse me, I must track my food (perhaps track my exercise in that notebook, too?). emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIFEISAJOURNEY 1/7/2010 3:40PM

  Just enjoy those 3#'s. Weighing is so strange in a sporadic way. I can go days w/o the scale registering anything new. Then, suddenly, it moves downward for a day or two, then it turns static again. At least when it moves suddenly, I ALWAYS HOPE it moves downwards ~ sometimes it goes upwards. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MILDEXSPI 1/5/2010 9:54PM

    Teddy, don't questions those 2 pounds. Just take them an run.
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CATLADY52 1/5/2010 5:32PM

    Tracking my food intake has helped me a lot. I even track the two mini-mini Hershey bars (1 serving is 4 of them) I will often die for. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
POLYANASUNSHINE 1/5/2010 12:35PM

    Way to jump back on the band wagon. You go girl.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JAMIELOGICAL 1/5/2010 11:45AM

    I'm with you on the always weighing-in naked and thirsty. I always do my weigh-ins on Monday mornings, as soon as I wake up, and after I use the bathroom. As for your 3 pounds in 2 days, I hope it sticks! The reason I only weigh-in once a week is because the fluctuations in weight from day-to-day mess with my motivation. A big "loss" and I get lazy, a big "gain" and I get discouraged.

As for tracking, I track everything and highly recommend it. Have faith in the SparkPeople site. If you are accurately tracking your calories burned and update your fitness goals accordingly, then the nutrition tracker will tell you exactly how many calories you need to be consuming in a day. By accurately tracking my food I realized that eating too little is just as bad as eating too much. So, having a clear understanding of how many calories you are burning and how many you are consuming means avoiding plateaus or wasting energy.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BZYBOYSMOM 1/5/2010 9:18AM

    Go girl!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOTOMOMOF2 1/5/2010 9:09AM

    Love the note book ideal, tracking is so important, Ive gotten lazy on it and the scale is proving that I need to do it again

Report Inappropriate Comment
JCORYCMA 1/5/2010 8:27AM

    Track your savings too! I just joined THAT team to expand my goal list this new years. I do think what the others said is true. Tracking - no matter what it is we are tracking -helps us make wiser choices. Unlike you, though, I'm committed to only tracking my weight once a week. I divorced the scale, and he only has visitation rights on Mondays.
Best of luck!
Joanne emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 1/5/2010 8:27AM

    An Sp friend mentioned BLT's! Bites, licks, tastes! What a way to remember to track it all. I'll add S-swallows! LOL!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJS-DEBBIE 1/5/2010 7:45AM

    Carrying around a notebook is a great idea! Congrats on the weight loss. I always weigh (almost) naked and thirsty, and after I use the bathroom!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOOZINITNOW 1/5/2010 7:36AM

    Congrats on the weight loss! Do however track, track, track! Very important component in great success in this journey!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPIRITRUN 1/5/2010 7:30AM

    Tracking is THE key to success on this and any program. Good for you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARRIE1948 1/5/2010 7:27AM

    Tracking really does help. There's also something about the physical act of writing everything down that helps us make better choices.

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 Last Page