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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Definitely doing things differently. I'm doing really well with my water intake. My main problem last time. I'm not focusing on how much water I need to drink each day. I'm just drinking water when I'm thirsty. It ends up being more than the minimum amount suggested. It also helps with my hunger. I don't feel as hungry as I used to. I need to workout more. That seems to be my downfall right now. It's mostly because I'm hurting when I do it. And when I'm done. It doesn't feel good. But that's only because of how out of shape I am. I'm working on taking care of that. I know how good working out felt. I'll keep on keeping on.

  
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SPASTASTIC 4/17/2013 8:20PM

    Just build yourself back up where exercise is concerned. Ten or fifteen minutes a day for the first week or so is a good goal. Great job getting your water intake!

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Back to finish what I started. Even if it's by starting back at the beginning.

Monday, April 15, 2013

I've been gone over a year. It has been an emotional and disappointing time. I've gone back and read all of my blog posts from the beginning. Looking at the motivation and determination. Also the excuses. In my time away, I managed to gain everything back that I lost. The short of it, is I suffered a really bad injury in my foot. Add this to the serious depression I was suffering from. And that was a recipe for the self destruction that ensued. Since that time I've dealt with my issues. Some that will never be gone. The injury in my foot has cause arthritis in my toe which is not my friend. I am treating that the best I can, and am no longer going to hide behind that excuse. I've left the job that was making my life as miserable as possible. Since that time I lost the job that I had gone to and have been unemployed for 5 months. Now that the back story is out of the way. It's time to get this train rolling again. A new me. A new mindset. No more excuses. My life will get better one day at a time. I've been working on changing things little by little the last couple of weeks. I've live the last year on nothing but diet Pepsi. I've been working towards a no soda lifestyle. If I have one or two, I'm not going to be upset about it. But I've added water to my daily intake and keep increasing that intake. I've begun taking vitamins because I was just so blah. I have spent my unemployment just eating like crap. not leaving the couch. Sick. Today I will be beginning my workout routine. Mostly cardio at first. I am more out of shape than anytime in my life. I also started my food tracker again today. I'm usually a person who would say don't look back. Well, I want to look back Look at where I was when I started this journey, and remind myself that I have a path to clear in front of me. I have a journey to continue on. I have to finish what I've started.

  
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JMANDA86 4/15/2013 11:32PM

    As much as being unemployed is awful and sucks, it gives you time to focus on you. I got started on here last fall when I was unemployed and had all the time in the world to work out. When I lost a lot 3 and a half years ago, I was hardly employed.

Use the crappy time to your advantage and you'll feel sooo sooo much better when the right job happens to come along. I also firmly believe that companies hire a fit person over a fat person with similar qualifications. Use that thought to motivate you!

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SPASTASTIC 4/15/2013 7:51PM

    I was wondering the other week how you were doing. I'm so glad you've come back to Spark. You will reach your goals!

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MISSILENE 4/15/2013 3:43PM

    emoticon you can do it.

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THETOOTH 4/15/2013 3:26PM

    Thank you all. The support definitely helps so much.

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IWILLSHINE33 4/15/2013 2:55PM

    Welcome back. I think most of us on here have started then stopped to start again. You have begun the right steps by picking yourself up from the side of the road and continuing your journey till completion. Take baby steps and know matter what keep moving forward!! emoticon emoticon

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JMEPAYNE 4/15/2013 2:50PM

    welcome back!!! good luck on getting back into the saddle!

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GLUECIPHER 4/15/2013 2:40PM

    Welcome back. I also was away for a couple years and gained it all back. Just force yourself to keep coming here every day...
It works if we work it.


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I am still here and haven't given up.

Monday, January 16, 2012

First I'd like to say I hope everyone is having a good New Year. Unfortunately, mine has started out pretty bumpy already. Right after Thanksgiving. I got really busy and didn't really come on here much. I kept my eating in check, but pretty much stopped working out. :( Then some depressing things went on and my late night binging came back. Not horrible, but I did gain back since Thanksgiving about 8 pounds. Pretty big set back, but I'll drop that again. The worst part came right after New Years. I was goign to get right back into things full bore. I found out the first 5K I want to do is March 31st. So I had plenty of time to get ready. Well. The Monday after New Years I fell down the bottom on the steps and I messed my foot up pretty bad. In the same day found out my boss was completely changing my hours to night shift. This is going to be a major adjustment for this lifestyle change. Well, my foot was in severe pain. After X-Rays and emergency room visits I find out nothing is broken, but I have either gotten a really bad sprain in my toe or tore some ligaments. Great. 5K in 3 months and this. I get home from the hospital and let my dog out out. He ens up collapsing and dying in the back yard. I feel like there is a cruel joke and I'm the punchline lately. I had to go out there in extreme pain and bundle him up and get him to my wife's car so we could take him to the vet to have him taken care of. So all of those things have been the contributing factors to my 8 pound gain. Well, my foot is finally feeling much better and I am going to get a test walk in on the treadmill tonight. I do have my new shoes my mother in law gave me for Christmas so I'm excited for that. The late night binging is just going to have to stop like it did last time. I'm keeping my food journal again. So that will really help. I am going to get back on track with blogging again. I will get to my goal weight. I will survive the bad things pushed my way. And I will make this 5K. I hope everyone is doing well. Keep it up. We can do this.

  
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MISSILENE 1/18/2012 3:56PM

    SO SORRY THAT YOU HAVE THIS CR*P TO DEAL WITH. sounds like life to me and sometimes it sucks.
I have always found that when I make plans something comes in and messes my plans up I love your "go forward" attitude. I wish you lots of luck. Am anxious to read your next blog. Your friend. Ilene

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Haven't blogged much

Thursday, December 08, 2011

I'm still in the game. I haven't worked out though. Have been so worn out all week. And have been so busy with some house problems I've been trying to fix. But I'm down 2 pounds this week. Definitely happy with that. The problem we were having was a clogged sink. I've had it apart and have been running different snakes and chemicals to get it fixed. I had to buy a longer snake and was able to get through the clog today which was Lord knows how far down the pipe. Getting an arm workout with the snake and plunging. lol. So I'll be getting back into my exercising now that this is all done. Hope everyone is having a great week.

  
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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/17/2011 10:56PM

    Plumbing issues are rampant here as well ('tis the season?)

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on your 2lbs down!
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MISSILENE 12/16/2011 7:35AM

    Hello friend, I was away for a while and my emails were in the hundreds. Please have a great holiday with your family. Be kind to yourself. Take one day at a time. Be well. emoticon

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Back from hell.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Hello all. Sorry I haven't been on and blogged in the last few days. I was really sick. I'm feeling better now. Still tired. I didn't get a workout in tonight. I will get back to it tomorrow. I had my sons 2nd Birthday party on Saturday. I wasn't feeling well, but made it through. I snacked a bunch. These party things are still hard to resist the temptation. I did stick with semi decent foods. Then yesterday we went to Hershey Park for the Winter thing they have plus seeing Santa. Then there's a drive through light thing there we did too. I did alright food wise. Today I was back on track with food. So it was a pretty decent weened food wise. I know I'm holding steady weight wise. I did get on the scale to make sure. I'm down and hopefully stay there for the weigh in on Wednesday. I'm off to bed. more sleep and hopefully tomorrow I'll be closer to 100%. Have a good night.

  


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