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On like Donkey-Kong!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

or so my kids say - thought I'd try it on for size (soon to be a smaller one - snicker snicker).

So yeah, been MIA, but for better or worse only gained 5 lbs. since my last post (although I think I gained and lost those 5 lbs at least 4 times!). I kept up my cardio, but realize my nutrition had taken a nose dive w/ lots going on at work, with the kids, with this excuse, that excuse. You know the drill.

So here I am...again...and on the wagon FIRMLY. On day 2 of my first goal: 10 minute cardio challenge. Second goal: tracking my intake and aiming for more veggies and fruits! Third goal: making it fun! That's where you come in SP! Show me some love! :)

  
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RAINBOWFALLS 1/2/2012 8:09AM

    Great goals. I am all for making little changes. emoticon

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MRS.DR.SHOT 1/1/2012 11:12PM

    Love the title of your blog! You're going to make it, no problem.

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YOUNGCASS 1/1/2012 11:10PM

    With a plan and some dedication you will be successful in whatever you try to accomplish!
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Happy face!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I've been losing and gaining the same 10 lbs for about a year now. It's incredibly frustrating/depressing/(insert downer adjective here) at times, but as I look to the future I am gaining more confidence that the last 'gain' is over, and it's because I'm MENTALLY there.

Every day, several times a day, I think to myself 'I'm going to be thin!' and my body responds with a HUGE smile in my face. Not just a 'ok, that sounds good' kind of smile, but a full on, dimples showing, give a little giggle, cheesy looking smile. Something like this:



It's one of the first things I think when I wake up and I go to bed content with that smile on my face.

Walking through the mall past all the fast food joints, knowing I made a good choice by eating a healthy meal before heading out to where temptation loomed, I was grinning.

Walking past the 'regular' sized clothing stores, knowing I would be shopping there soon, I was grinning.

Even when I bought some plus sized clothes, I was still grinning. Thanks to my efforts I"m looking better in the size I am and feeling more confident (not to mention I got a great deal on them so I can save some $$ for when I can buy smaller sizes - HUGE GRINS THERE!)

I've always been an optimistic person in most aspects of my life, but when it comes to my body image I've always been more along the lines of self-loathing. Finding something to smile about has never come easy. So happy to add 'UNTIL NOW!'

  
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RAINBOWFALLS 8/22/2011 12:08PM

    Great attitude! Keep smiling! emoticon

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Had 'a day' yesterday

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So yesterday I started my morning thinking I wanted a Spicy Chicken Biscuit from Chic-Fil-A (yuuummmmmm). I told myself if I had that then I was going to need to compensate by eating better the rest of the day. I knew I needed to, but...

You know those commercials that show if you start by making one unhealthy choice it feeds the rest of your choices throughout the day (and then it shows the healthy choice person on the other side going on with all the goodness)? Yeah....I'm the living, breathing heavily testament to that. I went onto make other 'not so good' choices for the rest of the day and really did nothing on the workout side either. My day of gluttony if you will. I didn't necessarily plan on it becoming that, but as long as I can keep it from rolling on any further, I am going to forgive myself and move on.

This morning I woke up feeling different than I did yesterday morning. Yesterday I was proud of what I accomplished on Monday (maybe I felt like I earned 'the biscuit that started it all'). Today I'm feeling a little down about my choices, so remembering the distinction will keep me focused on my goal of making better choices today. I had a good breakfast, am making my new favorite recipe (crustless spinach and feta quiche found in the recipes section in case you're wondering - YUM!) for lunch, have pork chops and salad on deck for dinner, and I'm heading to the gym for a class I have yet to try (barbell strength - oh dear!).

It's not a disaster, but definitely worth remembering should that biscuit come calling again!

  
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PIXIESTIX6669 8/10/2011 6:08PM

    Gurlll...those barbells are gonna save your life!

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/14/2011 7:39AM

    Great job learning from that and moving forward!

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10.4 - yay!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I am so excited to report that I've hit my first 10 lb loss - even after a holiday weekend to boot! will try to remember to take a picture so I can document the difference! I've also decided that for every size change I am putting a pair of jeans on my closet wall and I will have that much needed visual representation staring me in the face every morning.

Still have a long journey ahead, but that first 10 feels pretty durn good! :)

  
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RAINBOWFALLS 7/6/2011 8:12AM

    Fantastic! What a great feeling! emoticon emoticon

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JONICACALDWELL 7/5/2011 3:01PM

    emoticon 10 is GREAT!!!

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PAMLUVCHILE 7/5/2011 12:43PM

    Way to work...I can't wait till I get to that point...that is awesome! emoticon

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9.4 - so close!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I've had a few setbacks as we all do, but I'm proud to report that the work is paying off and I'm close to my first 10 lbs! Part of me says to wait to post about this until I get to this goal, but the larger part of me says you have to celebrate whatever progress I've made. It's easier for me to think I'm not getting anywhere otherwise.

So my compromise is a quick 'almost there' post with a longer post coming when I get over 10 lbs to do some more reflection on what my biggest challenges are to date with some lessons learned on how I can keep myself on track moving forward.

  
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RAINBOWFALLS 6/26/2011 6:29AM

    You are doing Fantastic! emoticon

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SLBRANTLEY 6/23/2011 1:09PM

    emoticon on your progress so far! Looking forward to updates on your future success!

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ROJAKHAN 6/23/2011 10:47AM

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FUNJENYOUNG 6/23/2011 10:27AM

    I know you can do it! You're almost there!!! It feels so good when that first 10lbs is gone! emoticon

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