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Checking in on my Goals!

Monday, June 30, 2014

For the 5% challenge I set some non-scale goals in addition to my 5% goal. Let's see where I am at:

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Less than 1500 C per day: I made the goal 4/7 days but my average was 1396 so I kind of met goal.
More than 10,000 steps: Average 10516 emoticon
Strength Training 3X per week: emoticon
Stretching 3X per week: not quite there
Blogging 1X per week: nope but I am on target for week two.

Four of Six: not super but I am on my way.

  
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GEMLADYONE 7/1/2014 11:00PM

    Fantastic! Great goals and wonderful follow through! emoticon

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BA5454 7/1/2014 7:18AM

    Like the idea of all those NSV's, especially the strength training. Looks like you are well on your way to getting those goals accomplished. Well done! emoticon emoticon

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SOON2BSMALL1313 6/30/2014 10:35AM

    Great idea to incorporate non weight goals into it!!! :)

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Don't pull the trigger!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My 5% challenge assignment for yesterday was to think about our food triggers or actions that trigger eating behaviors. I wish I would have thought about this yesterday instead of today. I had a very stressful 12+ hour work day yesterday. When I left work I drove 20 miles to the nearest town and bought my cryptonite, a pint of salted caramel truffle ice cream. I drove back home, got a spoon, turned on the tv, sat down and ate the ice cream right from the container until it was empty. As soon as I finished it I had guilt, regrets, and heartburn. So lesson learned: my triggers are stress, ice cream, and really any sweet/salty combination. On the upside, this was my first ice cream binge in several months and I am back on track today. I rarely make ice cream easily accessable to me because I know I lose control when I have it around but obviously if I want it bad enough I will get it.

  
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BECOMEFEARLESS 6/21/2014 11:50PM

    If you can name them, you can avoid them. Good luck!

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CTUPTON 6/21/2014 9:25AM

    Back on track! Good for you! Keep plugging away--and I know you will.

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ANNEMAC5 6/19/2014 2:23AM

    You recognise your triggers, lesson learned. It does sound lovely though but once you start it is so hard to stop this will be so common with sparkfriends . Good luck with the challenge

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ROSEWCI 6/18/2014 8:44PM

    Awe, I hear ya! I'm an ice cream lover too.....& I can't keep it in the house either. It's my all time comfort food! Good job getting back on track! One day at a time...we CAN do it!

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LJCANNON 6/18/2014 6:36PM

    emoticon Once that Container is Open, it is nearly impossible to close it. That is why I have learned to only buy SMALL Containers or Individually Wrapped servings. Although I have been known to open more than One Individual Serving!

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Time for a Re-Start

Monday, June 09, 2014

Over the past 5 days I have broken all of my streaks. I traveled to Denver for knee surgery for my MIL and cancer surgery for my sister. My eating was okay but I did not have internet access so I broke my Spark people check in streak and my 10,000 + step streak. So today is day 1. I am going to do 10,000+ steps per day and track all food daily.

  
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BELIEVING-N-ME 6/19/2014 10:33AM

    I also need to restart. emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 6/12/2014 3:15PM

    Life happened to me, also! I will be restarting in July but in the meantime I try to do what I can. Good luck to you!
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DOROTHYBERO 6/12/2014 6:03AM

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ROSEWCI 6/11/2014 4:50AM

    EXCELLENT! It's always nice to begin again!!! Keeping pushing forward!

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ANNEMAC5 6/10/2014 1:37AM

    Real life happens, annoying to break a streak but your right back on top of it. Sorry to read about your sister hope all is positive with her treatment

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HOLLYM48 6/9/2014 5:52PM

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The Big C

Friday, May 30, 2014

My sister just dropped the C bombshell. She has been diagnosed with stage 3 endometreal cancer. She is 58 and single with rocky relationships with her children. I will be with her Thursday for a radical hysterectomy and then we will find out what other treatment might be recommended. She is already telling me that she will refuse chemo or radiation. I am prepared to do some verbal battle with her but it will ultimately be her decision. Hopefully the doctor will be able to get it all in surgery so the other treatments will not be necessary.

  
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CTUPTON 6/21/2014 9:27AM

    I am sorry to read this about your sister. I am sure you are devastated. Maybe after her initial shock she will listen to you and realize it is best to fight and certainly not give up.

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DOROTHYBERO 6/12/2014 6:04AM

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ROSEWCI 6/11/2014 4:51AM

    I will keep your sister in my prayers....

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LJCANNON 5/30/2014 10:52PM

    emoticon Will be praying for you and your Sister. My DH will find out next Tuesday what kind of Chemo he will be getting -- Or if he will get it.

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GEMLADYONE 5/30/2014 10:27PM

    I'll be praying they get it with the surgery and that she recovers well.

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JTREMBATH 5/30/2014 10:25PM

    Sorry to hear about your sister, my hubby turned down chemo after he had half his bowel removed with cancer and that was 7 years ago and he is still with us, as you say it is there decision and hubby just flatly refused to take it.

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HOLLYM48 5/30/2014 9:53PM

    I am so sorry to hear this. There have been so many medical advances when it comes to cancer. I hope you can talk her into fighting for her life! Best of luck to both of you as you deal with this together! emoticon

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BARBIE176 5/30/2014 9:48PM

    The big C is such a devastating diagnosis. I will be praying for your sister, and for strength for you and the rest of her family. Also healing for the relationship she has with her children. I pray the surgeon gets it all and no further treatment will be necessary. emoticon emoticon

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AUNTRENEE 5/30/2014 9:38PM

    I'm praying for your sister. That is such a nasty word to hear. I hope that they get it all in the surgery too.

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Blog, blog, blog

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Okay, our 5% challenge habit for the week is blogging. I fully intended to blog every day this week but it is day 6 and I am only on blog 4. Oh well, that is how it goes. Saturday will be the final weigh in for this challenge and I am not expecting much of a loss. It looks like I will finish this eight week challenge with a loss of somewhere between 2 and 3 pounds. 1/2 pound per week seems to be the best I can do even when tracking and staying in range and getting in a ton of exercise. There are some things I could do different but this lifestyle works for me so I guess as long as the weight keeps going down I will do my best to be patient. Patience is not one of my strongest skills. emoticon

  
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BARBIE176 5/29/2014 11:12PM

    I can surely relate to the slow weight loss, but you should be proud that you are continuing to lose.

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LJCANNON 5/29/2014 7:07PM

    emoticon Slow, Steady, and Consistent! You've got this!!

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KALISWALKER 5/29/2014 7:05PM

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I agree as long as your weight is trending down, you are doing very well.

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PRINCESS1959 5/29/2014 6:58PM

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JILLAJ 5/29/2014 6:32PM

    I feel your pain sometimes I just don't have time.
And a loss is a loss so good job!!
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