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100 Days of Blogging (Thank you, AMYBELLES :D)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Inspiration from AMYBELLES, I am going to set myself a goal of blogging for 100 days straight. It is not just going to be me ranting, but 6 different categories that I have copied from AMYBELLES and also some that I have made up myself. This will be a test of my commitment to getting healthy and losing the weight. I am working on my accountability. I certainly haven't been in the past, but I am working toward it in the future.

Categories:

1. Quote of the Day
2. Weight Loss Topic of the Day
3. Gratitude
4. Song of the Day
5. 100 Reasons why I am beautiful (1 a day for 100 days)
6. Something Interesting that happened in my day

I am hoping that these will be fun and interesting to read and also motivation to myself and other Spark friends. I am excited for this challenge and can't wait to get started!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AMYBELLES 8/22/2011 8:59PM

    I am excited that you were inspired by my blog and decided to do one of your own! I like the topics you added for #5 and #6. I may have to steal your idea for the last one now! emoticon

All the best to you on your 100 day blog adventure!

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SHACA02 8/22/2011 10:25AM

    This definetly sounds like fun...I may try this challenge out too since i need to get some accountability and motivation...thanks for the idea :) Good Luck

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Step by step

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I read a quote today that really resonated with me. emoticon


"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."

It is amazingly true how much work goes into being miserable. It sucks up all the energy you could be using to accomplish other things. Last night as I was watching Robin Hood with my wonderful boyfriend, I realized that I do have many goals in my life that I want to achieve. I am about to turn 24 (I know that's still pretty young) but I have really not even begun to fight for what I truly want to do with my life. I have spent a good 3/4 of my energy on putting myself down.

I think to start with I need to learn to redirect the negative talk going on in my mind. I need to really take a good hard look at the things that I am good at and how I can use those to take it one day at a time, step by step.

Today was a turning point for me. I am thankful for that. I truly needed a good kick in the tooshie!

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/16/2011 4:43PM

    This is a very powerful blog my friend. I hope that you will read and re-read it. You're at the "jumping off place" as they say. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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DARKTHOR 8/16/2011 11:23AM

    I think attitude is so vitally important. You can make just about anything happen if you want it enough. Good luck!

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EMILYBBB 8/16/2011 11:18AM

    Great blog! Love this quote. Most of the time, I am my own worst enemy!


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50 pounds is extremely daunting...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Seeing my weight tracker and the fact that I need to lose 50 pounds is extremely daunting. However, it is motivating at the same time. I am a "need results now" type of person and that is something that I need to work on.

I have not been on Spark in months and I can name every excuse in the world, but the truth is that I have been lazy. I have not been good to myself. I can say that I am ready to change, and I truly am, but I also give in to the temptations to quit. I need to quit this cycle of being healthy for two weeks and then going off the band wagon for 4 months.

Coming on Spark and blogging every day is my first step. I am going to do this. I need to do this or I am on a horrible path of unhappiness. Day 1 of a new adventure...

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IMREITE 8/14/2011 9:09PM

    i try yo make my goals as 5-10lbs at a time. i t is more manageable and it is easier to see my progress.

i get frustrated at a plateau, but i sometimes reealize how for i've come in the fact that some of my unhealthy habit s have not returned and i fight to keep up with my healthy habits.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/14/2011 8:41PM

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JANEYINMADTOWN 8/14/2011 9:54AM

    Youre back here and ready to start anew...that's the first step...take it one day at a time and start building those successes.

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NEWBIEBAIT 8/13/2011 3:55PM

    sorry it spammed you...it keep telling me to remove html

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NEWBIEBAIT 8/13/2011 3:54PM

    Set your goals month by month. I like saying, I'm going to lose 5lbs this month. And if I make it, I do it again.
If not, I change my goal to something I can focus on without getting frustrated.
The one that's really been working for me lately is I'm going to do 90minutes of exercise this week. I don't focus on weight or measurements, but when the month is over and I've lost weight and inches just from that, I'm happy.
Don't see it as a whole. That just makes you quit over and over. 2 years has taught me at least that much.

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NEWBIEBAIT 8/13/2011 3:54PM

    Set your goals month by month. I like saying, I'm going to lose 5lbs this month. And if I make it, I do it again.
If not, I change my goal to something I can focus on without getting frustrated.
The one that's really been working for me lately is I'm going to do 90minutes of exercise this week. I don't focus on weight or measurements, but when the month is over and I've lost weight and inches just from that, I'm happy.
Don't see it as a whole. That just makes you quit over and over. 2 years has taught me at least that much.

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NEWBIEBAIT 8/13/2011 3:53PM

    Set your goals month by month. I like saying, I'm going to lose 10lbs this month. And if I make it, I do it again.
If not, I change my goal to something I can focus on without getting frustrated.
The one that's really been working for me lately is I'm going to do 90minutes of exercise this week. I don't focus on weight or measurements, but when the month is over and I've lost weight and inches just from that, I'm happy.
Don't see it as a whole. That just makes you quit over and over. 2 years has taught me at least that much.

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LITTLEKIM4 8/13/2011 1:30PM

    Tell me about it. I know the feeling. I need to lose over 100 pounds. But I try to focus on each day at a time, each pound one at a time. Otherwise it's just too overwhelming.

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Half Marathon Training

Monday, May 16, 2011

So, I am now striving to run a half marathon (the Madison Mini-Marathon) on August 20th. I have been training for a little while, but I haven't been very strict and regimented. However, I think that if I am ever going to be able to run 13.1 miles and not stop that I am going to have to actually stick to my training schedule. I was hoping that my dear Spark friend could help me hold accountable to this training schedule. This is what is planned for the coming week.

Monday, May 16th: Strength training and Stretching
Tuesday, May 17th: 4-mile run
Wednesday, May 18th: 60-minute cross training
Thursday, May 19th: 4-mile run and strength training
Friday, May 20th: REST DAY
Saturday, May 21st: 60-minute cross training or run
Sunday, May 22nd: 6-mile run

I am going to try and blog everyday, but if not, I will definitely blog every Sunday and let everyone know how I did on the previous week's schedule!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/19/2011 7:31PM

    I'm so excited for you! Keep up the good work. I'll be watching for your blogs. emoticon emoticon

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JANEYINMADTOWN 5/16/2011 9:15PM

    Good luck with your training!

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DARKTHOR 5/16/2011 7:08PM

    Stay committed and stay accountable. It is okay to slip up, as long as you get right back on track. We believe in you!

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SUPER3800 5/16/2011 6:31PM

  Good job! You have a schedule, and sticking to it will give you good results. I had a schedule to train for the Detroit Marathon years ago, and sticking to it was a big help. Please do post updates! I am starting to train for the Crim 10 mile race here in Flint, MI. I know having to report will help you stick to it.Good luck!

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When Friends Attack

Friday, April 01, 2011

I was recently told that my so called "best friend" was saying snide/nasty comments about my weight gain. She commented that it must be really hard for me to watch her lose so much weight while I am gaining so much weight.

1. She stole appetite suppressant pills from where she works as a pharmacy tech in order to lose weight.
2. She takes a pill whenever she gets hungry.
3. She is starving herself.
4. A true friend does not comment on ones weight gain as it is a bad thing, but finds a way to get to the true meaning of that weight gain and help out in whatever way she can.

Therefore, I am extremely hurt. She has always made looks a competitive thing between us, but this is my last straw. I am trying to get healthy and I have my setbacks just like everyone else, but I am going about it in a healthy way. I am not going to starve myself just to fit into a size 4. That's not who I am. It is a sad day because I decided that I can no longer be friends with her, but it is also liberating to know that I am not going to let her bring me down. If looks are so important to her, then she is going to live a sad and miserable life. I am better than that.

  
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BUBBLEJ1 4/6/2011 5:52AM

    You ARE better than that. A friend wouldn't say those things and make you feel like that. Surround yourself with people who love and support you and forget about the rest

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MARINEMAMA 4/6/2011 5:31AM

    I agree with posts below...good for you!!! I realize it is painful though. We must surround ourselves with people that are really there for us cheering us on....not beating us up.
Hugs!,

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RUN2MYDREAMS 4/3/2011 7:27PM

    Yea you ARE better than that my friend! (((hugs))). Losing weight is not an easy thing but it is a process that, if done right, allows you to rediscover yourself. So take care of you. I know you WILl do this!!

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JANEYINMADTOWN 4/2/2011 1:45PM

    It's sad when you have to cut off a friend from your life but this sounds like the best move for you....You have others who care about you and treat you better....Hugs!

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SARAHFAILLA 4/2/2011 9:34AM

    Good for you. It's like Chalene says to surround yourself with positive people. Those others can slowly fade away.

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MESEATURTLE 4/2/2011 7:17AM

    good decision!!!!It hurts but needs to be done!

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EMILY-THE-GOOD 4/2/2011 6:51AM

    Good for you. you are in a good place!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/1/2011 11:00PM

    I am proud of you for taking a stand & taking care of YOU! This person is NOT your friend and you are going to be well rid of her in the end. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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PARKERB2 4/1/2011 3:25PM

    Glad you didn't let her influence you in negative ways. You keep on Sparking this wonderful site and we will help and support you. Have a good weekend. emoticon

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SNUGGLY4U 4/1/2011 3:19PM

    Good for you! It is so hard when so called friends turn growly and unsupportive.

She must be very unhappy with herself to go to such extremes to lose weight. Often the things we comment on in others "OMG she is gaining weight" is really a reflection on ourselves "OMG what if I gain weight".

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