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Wow, a year has past

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I'm sad. Here I sit, another year older, another year slightly wiser and am wondering why? Why do I not follow thru with this journey? Why do I constantly encourage my children NOT to quit, yet I am a quitter on myself? Am I afraid of the results? Am I afraid of the hardwork? Am I afraid that I will change? Am I afraid that I will have to face demons that lie sleeping?

Things I know when I feel better about myself..........I'm happier. When I'm happier my family is unstoppable. When I'm happy the whole world seems brighter.

Why do I not think I am worth this journey? Why do stop?

Is it too hard? No, I've been successdul before.........then was blessed with my third child.

Is it worth the trouble of measuring, preparing, buying new foods, planning and sometimes making 2 meals to please the family? YES

Can I find time? Yes.............I just have to find the WANT in me.

Lots to think about today............
Colleen

  
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Tuesday 1/31/12

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wow the end of a month...........
The beginning of a new one...........

In February I will contnue to try to change my attitude about ME! I will give myself PERMISSION to make me a PRIORITY, each and every day!!

Finish Jan strong!!
Go after what you want!
Rejoice in small victories........

~~Colleen

  


Last week was rough

Sunday, January 29, 2012

and it is OVER!!
Time to pull myself up and move on.

Thank goodness for the awesome workout this am!! I hope I jump started my week, mentally and physically!!

I also want to do a shout out to all who have been encouraging and helping me!! This is really rough and without all of you, i would have quit already!

Thankyou for you support and encouragement!!

XOXOXOXO
~~Colleen

  
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VICROSE8 1/29/2012 10:15PM

    So glad that you picked yourself up and started the day out well. I predict you will have a much better week this week. Look for positive things and that will help. I know that emoticon

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CHANGING-TURTLE 1/29/2012 8:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon you go girl you can do this

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Is struggling

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

So many things flying around in my head.
Gotta get my head in gear for this to work.
startign to try to please everyone else and keep me at the top of the list, it's difficult.

Difficult to have my kids wait, difficult to keep preparing healthier meals, difficult to hear the kids complain because they don't like dinner, difficult to come home form work and listen to everyone's complints, just plain ole difficult.

Gotta get the kids to realize that if (WHEN) I am healthier, and happier, everyone will be happier and I will still be able to meet everyone's needs.....just give me some time for me!! :)

Suggestions on how to do that??? :)

~~Colleen

  
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MOM-OF-SIX 1/26/2012 9:30AM

    My older kids use the phrase, "You eat what you get, and you don't throw a fit," for the younger ones when they complain about the food I make. My kids love dipping veggies. You can prepare a variety and see what they all like best. Surprisingly, they also love fresh spinach and stir fried veggies. I guess I'm lucky. My kids will eat the veggies I prepare, at least most of the time. I'm a low carb eater, but I still prepare potatoes, rice, and pasta for the kids to eat. I also still bake for them. It's hard, but I just remind myself that the baked goods are for the kids, not me.

Hang in there. It gets easier. I've been on Spark People for almost two years now. My family supports me and cheers me on. Hubby is even (finally) trying to eat better and exercise. They will all get used to it and they will all feel better too after getting healthier.

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KANOE10 1/25/2012 8:01AM

    Colleen.. You are right..Trying to eat healthier is work!!!! Making healthy meals takes more time. Plus your family..ie your kids may not always like it.
Here are my ideas.: On the weekend make some meals ahead for yourself. I keep frozen turkey burgers in the fridge..sometimes I make a meal for the rest of the family and eat a turkey burger for myself.
Try making meals in bigger quantities so you have leftovers.

You are doing so well trying to take care of those kids, juggle a job, and trying to eat healthy. You are totally right about making yourself a priority. You can do it. emoticon

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Week 3 day 3

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I'm starting to see a pattern with the scale. It teases me, then the next day, brings me back to reality. Can I deal with the ups and downs or am I going to let it get the better of me. Now that I see a pattern,m I was fully aware that I would have gained this am, and I did. the only weihgt that really matters is Sunday am. I have to remember, it is just a silly scale playing with me!! :)

It is also not teh end-all-be-all of my tell tale signs of my progress and success.

I feel so much better.
I have so much more energy.
I feel I have a purpose in my life, again.
I have hopes.
I have dreams.
I have desires.
I have wishes.

The scale isn't going to take them away from me!!
So, yes I will continue to play this game with teh sacle on a daily basis. I will laugh when it starts to tease me and I will relish in all my other vicotories. Soon the scale will be standing alone on the other side of the room while all my other successes prevent it from bothering me!!

~~Colleen

  
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AGOLDEN8 1/24/2012 10:54AM

    I hate the scale. It is a wretched little rectangle! I talked to the doc about it the last time I saw him. He suggested that I throw mine away. He asked me to come to his office once every 2 weeks to weigh in. This way I am changing what I am concentrating on. I concentrate on ME and what I am doing.

He wants me to follow my plan - stay within my exercise plan (120 min cardio a week + 3 days strength training) and my calorie intake plan (1200 - 1550 day). If you work the plan then the weight will come off. The most important thing is bringing the health factor up, your emotional health up, your psychological health up, and dead last is your weight down. If you concentrate on the important things, the important things will take care of the weight. Everyone follows a different plan. So far, this has been working for me!

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