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Crazy busy life this week

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Such a crazy busy couple weeks... this week is def the worst as far as busy goes. I have not been wearing my bodybugg... tracking calories etc. I am being aware of wise food choices though... will be glad when things slow down a bit.

There are still victories... at my sons 8th grade graduation I chose to not have any punch, cookies or cake... that is a huge victory but I know i need to play it safe during this time that i haven't had time to log in my calories... gotta run... didn't realize its almost 5...

Love you all... Happy Sparking!

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/16/2010 8:41PM

    I've been having computer problems. I hope that you're well. Love, Dawn

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TONYA_JO 6/17/2010 10:37PM

    Great job on passing up the goodies!! It's those small(or not so small) victories that all add up and keep us going on this journey.

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Blogging.... & Respecting the Process!

Monday, June 14, 2010

I am definitely terrible at blogging! It's not that I can't write because I know that I can. It's not that I don't want to... it's just that there are so many other things that keep my attention and focus during a 24-hour day, that this never seems to be a priority for me. But I ask myself, isn't that just like any other discipline? There is such an emotional health and importance in journaling, keeping a diary etc... yet because it isn't a pressing thing... i let it go. I don't want to anymore.

These past few months I have been focussing on Quadrant 2 things (from Stephen Covey's, 7 Habits For Highly Effective People). I have to admit that it has been a welcome change to focus on these things that bring me peace... and living from the 'core' of me as opposed to allowing all the urgent-important, and urgent-unimportant things, duties, volunteer opportunities, people needs and calls etc take over my life. Somewhere in the midst of that vining, twining, aggressive weed that seems to choke out life... is the core of my being that longs to flourish and fights to be released.

God help me to no longer allow the needs, demands, opinions of others and all the 'stuff' to be fertilized and fed by my time and attention. Help me to focus on the core... the thing that you put in me. I ask that you continue to help me to give this body back to you... a living sacrifice... let my exercise be a form of worship to you that ignites my inner being. I thank you that these daily disciplines that once seem to be so overwhelming as i tried to focus on ALL of them at the same time... are now becoming a normal part of my life. For with you, I have been faithful with the little things, taking baby steps and feel that you are entrusting me with much. Thank you for life... thank you for this journey! Through you I am learning to embrace every step of it and RESPECT THE PROCESS.

  
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ABIGAILSING 6/14/2010 10:15PM

    That sounds like a great book! I may have to look into that one. Thanks for sharing your journey and giving us the heads up in the process. Agreeing with you in prayer!

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MAGA99 6/14/2010 6:56PM

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I'm BAAAaaaaaaaack ;o)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Well I am baaaaacccccckk - WOO HOO!!! Praise the ever living God! With an eventful couple months, vacation, mono and varied illness'.... I AM BACK!!! So glad to be back! My bodybugg is on, my work out groove is on, my fridge is packed with low cal options, and I am ready to log my food!

Wish me luck... encourage me lots, I know that the first couple weeks I need it to stay focussed! Then like a locomotive, once i gain speed and steam... i will be losing fat and building muscle... I will be ATTAINING HEALTH!

  
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THELONEPENGUIN 6/1/2010 11:43PM

    Isn't it kind of a great feeling, coming back after being sick and being SO determined! Yay! Thanks for the kind words :)

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CAREBEAR602 5/20/2010 10:09AM

    Awesome!! So proud of you!! You can do it!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/22/2010 1:20AM

    So glad to have you back with us. Spark On my friend. You're in my prayers! Love, Dawn

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ANEWVERSIONOFME 4/19/2010 7:09AM

    Welcome back!!!!

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MOOGLEMOO 4/18/2010 11:38PM

    Welcome back! I was awol myself for a bit but trying really hard to keep on trucking. Sounds like you've had quite a bit going on too. But yes, you CAN absolutely do this!

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FIDGIEGIRL 4/18/2010 10:44PM

    You are ready! Your enthusiasm is contagious . . . keep at it and good luck!!!!

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An AHA moment while on the journey....

Friday, October 09, 2009

I am really seeing progress with my view of this journey. It is a lifestyle... a friend of mine just lost 20 pounds rather quickly doing atkins... which is great for some people, but it seems that they all gain so much back when they get off the Atkins... and i just love carbs way too much to live like that forever. I can't do that anymore, nor do I want to... what I am doing now is a lifestyle I can stick with.

So while I was tempted for a brief nanosecond (with the glitz and appeal of a shortcut and big results)... I remembered the freedom and privileges that I have in this lifestyle. I remembered that although my weight has come off somewhat slow in the past 3 months, I know i can keep it off without much effort beyond this lifestyle i have created. If I want a cookie.. I have it.. I am just sure to record it in my tracker, and make adjustments elsewhere. I feel more balanced too. This to me is a realistic journey with a great prize ... my health.

  
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STARPEACE 11/9/2009 4:05PM

    I AM HAPPY FOR YOU. YES ANYTHING TO FAST COMES ON QUICK. YES I LOST VERY SLOW BUT, IT STAYS OFF. YOU HAVE OVERCOME THIS CHAPTER IN YOUR JOURNEY! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. IT MAY TAKE 3 MONTHS BEFORE A SEE A POUND COME OFF BUT, THE HARD WORK IS WORTH IT. YOU APPRECIATE YOU SELF BETTER FOR IT! emoticon

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BOO-SHAY 10/12/2009 11:23PM

    Your doing great! Your finding the balance between your eating and activity. I've done all the diets Atkins, Medifast, liquid, etc, etc. Every time I lose fast and the weight comes back rather quickly plus some. This time I'm losing slowly (25 pounds since July) But I allow myself some of my favorite foods from time to time, but not everyday. I'm finding a better balance and so are you.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/12/2009 1:22AM

    Excellent AHA moment. I was just thinking about these very things today. It's so wonderful not to have to worry about "dieting". I eat what I want and just make sure to track everything and stay within the calorie range that spark people so generously helps guide me with. I am learning that exercising makes me feel so much better than I ever dreamed. I am finding that sharing the journey with friends (like you) is helping me feel blessed and happy instead of discouraged and put upon like dieting used to. I am so grateful and blessed. Thanks for sharing your AHA with us! Love, Dawn GO MAHOGANY MELTERS!

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ANEWVERSIONOFME 10/10/2009 7:57AM

    Great Aha moment and it is so true!

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VIDABONITA 10/10/2009 6:51AM

    Stumbled on your blog in the SP Class SparkTeam. I so agree with you! What's the point of denying yourself the food you love when it's possible to enjoy it in moderation?

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KNITTABLES 10/9/2009 10:33PM

    Glad you found balance between eating and exercising and you know where to make those adjuctments Good for you.Keep it up

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Just bought the Wii Fit Plus

Sunday, October 04, 2009

So excited... just bought the Wii Fit Plus today! Can't wait to give it a whirl! I made sure that I did a Walking Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone first... (60 minute - 4 mile challenge)... now onto fun for the whole family tonight.

I will let you know how it goes ;o)

  
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ANEWVERSIONOFME 10/6/2009 4:20PM

    Sounds like fun!!!

We don't have a Wii yet, but I am definitely getting one for Christmas since the price just went down.

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ABIGAILSING 10/5/2009 9:12AM

    Sounds great! I've been thinking about getting one, especially with winter coming on. Enjoy!

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BUCKEYESKIER 10/4/2009 5:44PM

    I look forward to hearing how it is. There is a Biggest Loser game coming out on Tuesday that looks like it will be good. I saw a preview of it on QVC a few weeks ago. I don't usually watch QVC, but Ali (Biggest Loser winner from a few seasons ago) was on it and it caught my eye when I was flipping through channels.

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