Wednesday, August 10, 2011
It's been way too long since I posted a blog. I have been living life, but missing SparkPeople a lot. I feel torn between my regular life and my spark life. I know it's not good to spend too much time online, but my regular life wouldn't be as great as it is, if it weren't for SP. It is the number one tool I use in my healthy living journey. Everyone here is awesome. I have received so much motivation and support from all of you. I try to give some of that back, but I haven't been doing much of that, lately. I feel like I've abandoned all of you, and I hate that.
I especially feel bad for falling so short with my Motivational Captain duties on the Purple Stars BLC 18 team. It is really an awesome team, and I had great intentions to be supportive of all my teammates. My limited internet time, has caused me to be a big failure at it, though. I apologize to all of my team members, and especially my fellow captains. You deserve so much better, and I'm truly sorry. You are all amazing, though. Keep up the great work! The challenge will be over before we know it. Let's finish strong!
Being away from SP isn't entirely my fault. It is hard to find time when I can use someone's computer, when they aren't using it. Being home more would help that, but I also don't want to be sitting around all the time. It's funny to think that way, now. I used to sit around for hours at a time. The only time I got up, was when I HAD to do something. I watched way too much TV, and I spent a ton of time online.
I can't get that time back, but I can make the best of the time I have, now. I can spend my time doing things...doing life. I love that phrase. I don't know how many of you have heard of Ben Davis, and the Do Life Movement, but if you haven't, you should check it out. Ben is a great writer, funny, and has motivated me to be active.
When I first heard about Ben, a few months ago, I spent a couple of weeks reading his blog from the beginning. Now, I check it a couple of times a week, and catch up with what is going on with him. I also go to Ben's blog, when I need some motivation to get up and move. I really wanted to go to one of his 5K's, but I had to work on the days that he was close to where I live.
To learn more about him, watch this video, called My 120 pound journey: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbXgQqbOoU
You can also check out his blog here: bendoeslife.tumblr.com/ Click on beginnings to check out his story from the start.
I hope you find Ben's video and blog as inspiring as I do. SparkPeople is the key to my success, but Ben has been a big help, too. I was trying to come up with a tool joke there, but I'm too tired. You'd understand why, if you had read his blog. LOL
Well, since I'm so tired, I should probably go to bed. I hope you are all doing well! I miss you! Have a WONDERFUL WOO HOO WEDNESDAY! :)
Talk to you later!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Ok. The pressure is on. I must write a blog. I'm not really sure what to write about, so I've just started typing and we'll see what comes out. :)
I really hope everyone is doing well. I'm great! I've just been really busy at work, and tired when I get home. I'm hoping my co-worker, who had shoulder surgery, will be back tomorrow. He will have his right arm immobilized for 6 weeks, though! He's right-handed. He'll be at work, but he's not going to be a ton of help. He will have to try to write and type with his left hand, and he can't really lift anything. I'm not really sure what he's going to do, besides answer the phone. He's working Saturday, by himself, though, so I guess he'll just have to do the best he can.
Anyway, I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I'm just drowning in work, and so I feel totally exhausted by the time I get home. Today, I'm doing better. My manager was there, and he helped me a little. I'm also home alone, so that helps me have some time to wind down.
Well, I wrote all of that a few hours ago. I had to leave the computer for awhile. Now, I'm back, and I just did my cardio workout. I did 500 step-ups outside, in the heat. I wasn't feeling so well when I came back in, but I'm ok, now. I'm glad I did some cardio, because I've really been slacking on it. I have such a hard time motivating myself to workout, since it got so hot.
I had been doing really well with my eating, but my brother made homemade chocolate chip cookies, yesterday. I've had 5 of them, two yesterday, and 3 today!! :( I don't usually have such a hard time, but they were so good. I've also been drinking quite a bit of my mom's pink lemonade. It is so refreshing, when you come in from the heat. Other than those things, I'm eating pretty well. I've been getting my freggies, so that's good. I don't think I'll have too much of a problem, now. The cookies are gone, and I'm going to put some water in the refrigerator so I'll always have really cold water to drink. Those things will help. I'm not going to feel too bad, though. I could have done much worse.
Well, I hope everyone is doing well. I'm sorry for making you wonder about me. Like I said, I've been busy. I hate neglecting my sparkfriends, though. :( Next week should be better, and I think I'll be home quite a bit this weekend.
Have a great Thursday, everyone! :)
Sunday, June 26, 2011
I just wanted to write a quick blog to apologize to all of my SparkFriends for being away. It has not been a great week, but it could have been worse. I was sick, had computer problems, and haven't been home much since I started feeling better. I've barely been online and am so behind on everything. I'm so sorry for not being there for all of you. I hope you are doing well, and I promise to catch up, soon. I really need to get to bed, but I'll be back tomorrow to see how everyone is doing. I'm looking forward to this next week being better.
I have a three day weekend coming up, and I'm super excited about it! Now, I just have to get through the next five days. :) Work is going really well. I just worked all day yesterday, and so this weekend was really short. I'm looking forward to having some time to relax, as well as some time to get some things done, next weekend. I'll probably spend some time with friends, too. That will be nice.
Well, I hope everyone had a great weekend! To everyone in the BLC18, I hope the second week went well for you! Let's MAKE week 3 even better! GO PURPLE STARS!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
For a weekly discussion, in one of my teams, the captain asked us to come up with at least 5 reasons we must complete our weight loss and fitness goals. Here are mine.
I must complete my weight loss and fitness goals, because if I donítÖ
1. I will follow in my dad's footsteps and have diabetes and heart problems.
2. I will not be able to live a full life.
3. I will die at an early age.
4. I will almost definitely not be able to have kids.
5. I will have to face all of the people that know I'm working on getting healthy.
6. I won't have the strength to complete my other goals.
7. I will stay boxed-in from my lack of confidence.
8. I will become depressed again.
9. I will have many regrets.
10. I will never be the healthy, happy, active me that I deserve to be.
She also asked us to create a vision collage. I've made one with magazines before, but I did this one on Oprah's website. Here is my dream board. My new life
I'm sorry. I know it's hard to see, because I crammed it full of pictures and words that express how I want the rest of my life to be.
Our captain also gave us the link to a website where you can upload a picture of yourself and they will show you kinda how you would look at a different weight. Here are my weight mirror before and after pictures.
This is just after losing 75 more pounds, but I want to lose at least 100 more pounds. I don't know how realistic the picture is, but it's fun to look at. :)
Friday, June 10, 2011
I had a really good night, last night. My friend called me to see if I wanted to do something. We decided to go to a movie, so we checked out the times. We only had a half hour to eat something before the movie started, so we went to Arby's. It didn't quite fit into my daily calories, but I love their Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich. I got just that, and water to drink. It was really good, and I didn't go very far over my calorie range. I don't feel bad, because it was worth it to have a nice time with my friend.
After we ate, we went to the movie. We watched Kung Fu Panda 2. It was pretty good. I had wanted to go see Bridesmaids, but the timing didn't work out. She wanted to see the new Pirates movie, but I haven't seen all of the others, so we compromised on Kung Fu Panda 2. It was a pretty good decision.
I was just glad to be spending time with her. She's having a rough time, and I hate that she feels so alone a lot of the time. She knows I'm there for her, but she's not very good about asking for help. I wish I could do more for her, but I'm always there to listen and I try to do stuff with her to help take her mind off things.
Anyway, after the movie, we went back to her place, which is in such a tiny town that it's pretty much in the country. We went on a walk and talked for almost an hour. It was a nice walk, but I'm paying for it. I was wearing flip flops, and I got two huge blisters. I will spare you the details, but the one on the left foot is pretty bad. It will be fine, though. I would do it again, because I really wanted to get my walk in and it was nice to get to talk to her.
Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend! I should be on here some. Talk to you later!
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