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I am so excited to get my birthday gift!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


I ordered the Nike fuel band for my birthday gift from my husband!! I am so excited I can't wait to get it!!

  
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CINDHOLM 5/24/2012 6:47PM

    Happy Birthday, I hope you enjoy your gift!!

Spark ON!!

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KNITTABLES 5/24/2012 3:25PM

    emoticonHappy Birthday. Can't wait to hear your reviews on this.

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Little Changes

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I sat down with my health coach to decide what changes I want to make one by one to create a healthy me...I am blogging about this to put it into writing so I can be accountable...to look back and know where I have been and where I want to be. A "contract" with myself.
1. Stop eating when I am full. Don't continue to eat just because it tastes good.
2. drink more water! Tea is fine but 1/2 my water should be WATER
3. eat more veggies!
4. Do not eat past 8 pm.
5. Eat at home more
6. be sure to get my exercise in every day not some days

I am sure I will add more as I come up with them but this is a good start...
Not all at once, but take one at a time and focus on it. I don't want to get overwhelmed by doing all of it at once. One step at a time.

Love myself as I would love my best friend or family. I am worth it!

  
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NOSMOHT 5/24/2012 9:27AM

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You can do it!!!

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CHESAKAT41 5/23/2012 12:01PM

    One step at a time - and those steps can be baby steps! It is a lifestyle change that we all will benefit from. Best wishes to you...

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CINDHOLM 5/22/2012 3:46PM

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SPARKLINGHOPE 5/22/2012 10:43AM

    emoticon Good plan

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And I begin again....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I lost my job in December and it has been a crazy 4 months but I am back! I have gained back all I had lost in weight, but I have not given up! I have to get back to the dedication I had and focus once again!

  
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HEALTHYNUGGET 5/13/2012 10:05AM

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KNITTABLES 5/10/2012 10:19PM

    Welcome back emoticon

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CINDHOLM 5/10/2012 9:53PM

    Welcome back, YOU have been missed!! emoticon

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ONECATSHORT97 5/10/2012 9:33AM

    Welcome back! A lot of us seem to be in the stop and start mode. Hope your situation has straightened out and again, glad you're back; that's the first step.

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LOST: Focus and Dedication HUGE reward if found...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Knock knock
Who's there?
Hi, I'm looking for my lost focus and dedication. Have you seen it?
No, but I have a warm chocolate chip cookie you can have
Umm, Thank you!

Knock knock
Who's there?
Hi, I'm looking for my lost focus and dedication. Have you seen it?
No, but I have a piece of cake with your favorite butter cream icing you can have
oh, yum Thank you!

I have been in the wrong town looking for my focus and dedication for over a month now! What happened? how did I get here?

I need a one way ticked back to onederland and the only way to purchase that ticket is with strength and determination, both of which are not cheap.

The old ways came creeping back in. But it tastes so good, I will be better tomorrow... but there was yet another excuse and another. It is time to face it, blog about it, and get real with it!
Being ashamed or disappointed is not going get me any closer to my goals. It is almost as detrimental as that cake with butter cream icing!
I have still been exercising but only to sabotage my efforts with empty calories.

This stops TODAY! No more excuses. No more Tomorrow's.
TODAY is the day!

  
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SPARKVAMPY2012 11/1/2011 11:11AM

    Stay Strong! emoticon

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KATHIE_B 10/28/2011 10:48AM

    Sound like you hav e found it again. Keep moving forward to your goal one day at a time. Don't look back.

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ONECATSHORT97 10/26/2011 11:32AM

    Do you think my focus and dedication have run off with yours? Mine are pretty difficult to find, too. Another SP member often writes about the perils of complacency and I think that's what happens. We become comfortable and complacent and don't direct energy toward this process like we did in the beginning. Here's to a new day! You'll find them (in fact, I think you already have)

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ELATEDLOSER 10/26/2011 9:17AM

  We all fall off the wagon..time to drag out the plateful of fruits and veggies for munching through the day...saves me from my favorite...peanut butter and syrup combo for dipping or eating by the spoonsful, or anything sugar!! And don't beat yourself up just get up, wipe the sugar from your face and start over!! Remember...slow and steady win the race!! emoticon emoticon

Becky/elatedloser

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INIT2LIVEIT 10/26/2011 8:55AM

    Such a cute blog and spot on.
Its definitely tough to keep focused every single second of every single day. Thank goodness we get chances to refocus all over again
Great blog!

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DONNAJZ4241 10/26/2011 8:49AM

    Wow... I could have written this blog myself. After losing 23 pounds before spark, and then an additional 35 since joining Spark, I have definitely slipped right back into my old ways. It seems one bad day leads to another. Sure, I will have a few good days in between but not enough to make a difference. After binging on cupcakes and pizza yesterday, I decided last night this was it. Today I am refocusing and I will never again see the number 229.6 that was on my scale this morning. I have not made any progress since August 7...as I matter of fact I have played with 10 pounds and I still have 8 pounds to lose to get to where I was.

Good luck with your rededication and determination. While it is difficult, we know it is well worth the effort.

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 10/26/2011 8:41AM

    Perfect blog...I feel the same way. It's hard getting off that detour of weight loss and getting back on the road. But remember...today is a new day and you have a clean slate. Fill it with good choices...baby steps, progess not perfection and before you know it, you WILL BE BACK ON THE ROAD. This will be my beginning too and a start of a fresh, new day. You can do it!
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LINDYPAINTS 10/26/2011 8:10AM

    Good luck! You can do this, I believe in you!
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JESSYVIRGINY 10/26/2011 8:08AM

    congrats!!! on your new begining.

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If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try again!

Friday, August 12, 2011

I have been battling the same 10 pounds since April!

I went to the Dr. yesterday and realized that according to my chart I have been battling the same 10 - 12 pounds for 4 months! The stresses of life have really been getting to me over the last couple of months and it is being reflected in my struggle with my weight loss. I am glad I am on the lower end of that 10 pounds and it is not a gain, but I have gained and lost that 10 pounds so many times over the last 4 months that i could be at goal right now!
There are some days I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders. Teen step children, whom I love dearly, but don't know everything and I wish someone would help them understand that! :) I work a full time job that I look to be loosing in December of this year because the company is closing. Making sure my loving husband has dinner by a certain time each day because with his job he works long hours and needs dinner break at a certain time which is only a 1/2 hour after I get home from work. Just getting done with my day, I feel the pressure of getting a good meal on the table for him and cleaning and then try to get to the gym at least 5 days a week. I get home from the Gym and it is time for Hubby to get home. He is a country man so he likes a little snack after work around 9 pm so I fix that, get a shower and get things ready for the next morning and start over again.
i get in a pretty good grove and usually all of this doesn't bother me but there has been added stress and i feel like the pipe is going to burst! Sweet Hubby does take me to dinner 2 nights a week to help with the stress. He gets off earlier those days and we have more time to either get take out or go sit down. Of course the other challenge there is always finding something healthy or knowing exactly how they prepare my meal. We do stick to the same places so that helps. I can get the same things and know what I am doing most of the time.

Just two weeks ago i was 1.6 pounds away from Onederland! I added exercise to boost me to that level and I gained a couple of pounds. GRR!! I get so close and then things "happen" I am ready to hit Onerland and continue on my journey!! any time now!! :) I refuse to give up. I am still down 33 pounds from last year and that is staying off!
I take all of this as experience on how to handle things and get though it and come out on the other side. I will fight and win this battle and on the other side I can stay I DID IT!!

  
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HEALTHYNUGGET 9/13/2011 4:23PM

    Hey,,,,all u need to do is take a break and chill,,,skip one night of working out and get a massage or something that u really enjoy,,,,take a hot bath,stay in bed watch a movie or read a book,,,everything will wait for u to get done,,,,it's hard to work full time and run a house and take care of yourselfAnd your hubby,,,,

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BLONDEDOG 8/12/2011 3:59PM

    Hi...so glad to read an update. Doesn't it feel great to get all that off your chest? And I completely agree with the crock pot meals! Great idea! I know you can make it work and that here you are just venting. Keep up the hard work and you WILL GO ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!! lol

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DIANAOR1 8/12/2011 12:05PM

    Hi, don't be discouraged. Perhaps trying to switch up your exercise will help. Kudos to you for losing 33 lbs. I will be there someday. emoticon

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TOPCATSEALS 8/12/2011 9:40AM

    Thank you Jen!! You always have great things to say whether it is on SP or FB! you are just the sweetest! So glad we met!

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BEACHGIRL76 8/12/2011 9:37AM

    Hey girl! Sounds like you have a lot on your plate! It also sounds like the average life of mom's/wife's these days. I was just saying the same thing out loud to my hubby. Only difference is, my hubby and I aren't that close like how you two are so that's a blessing for you right there! I always feel I have to cook and clean and work and and and...and he just...well....works. I don't think it's fair. If we are expected to be the way women used to be, then we shouldn't have to work too! lol At least you have a plan and it seems to be working for the most part. Seems you just need a little break. Maybe you could plan your dinners a week in advance and try one or two crock pot meals and see if that would help. As far as the weight goes, I've been in the same boat since about Feb too. Only thing I can come up with is the diet isn't on point as well as it should be. I have heard that it takes about a month to gain a pound of muscle and that's IF you are working out on a regular. When I work out it always makes me hungry so maybe try to up your water intake and eat more fruits and veggies. I think when you exercise you do eat more so it's really important to try and eat as healthy as possible. Anyway kudos for you for keeping together, not gaining, and being a great wife! Sounds like it's working out for you, you just have to kick it up a notch as hard as it may be:) You can do it though!! Good luck!-Jennifer

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