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Getting Back On Track

Monday, May 20, 2013

This week I have discovered that getting back into healthy habits is way harder than getting out of them. Its been a though month. I had finals and I got a job and my healthy eating and exercising 5 days a week went out the window. Now I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Starting with the tame your sweet tooth challenge. I wish I had stuck to that. I had tamed the sugar beast. I am just going to focus on the fact that even though I wasn't able to do it this month, I can still get it back together for the next. I have so many things that I want to do. I want to be an inspiration one day. One of those people who lose the weight and keep it off. I want be a runner. I want to go to stores and know that clothes will fit. But like all things worth having it takes work.

  
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LADYGSC 5/21/2013 2:18PM

    I know just how you feel. I was sick with pneumonia last month and I am still fighting to get back on track. Giving up is not an option! emoticon emoticon

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SLAPTHEFATCAT 5/21/2013 12:24AM

    You got a job? AWESOME!

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DELIA38961 5/20/2013 11:20PM

    great attitude ...keep going ..you can do it

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New Years Resolution

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Today I realized that it is April. That means I have officially made it past New Years Resolution status! emoticon

  
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LILSHINE 4/11/2013 2:53PM

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this weeks highlights

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I've been sort of proud of myself lately. I am tempted to look at the negative of I'm not losing weight I'm just staying within a pound or two (I honestly feel like I'm on the world's slowest moving train) but I am looking at the positive of I'm making healthier decisions. I have been run almost ragged these last two weeks, the life of a grad student, but I still exercised. It wasn't as much as I would have liked but I still got at least 3 hour long cardio classes in each week or did couch to 5k. I had my first soda on friday for the first time in almost 3 months. It wasn't even that satisfying. I drink mostly water or herbal tea now. I have learned portion control. I introduced sugar back into my diet after my sugar detox but just the 100 calorie snack packs of cookies. Overall I am being healthier than I was. I am starting to realize how unhealthy my lifestyle has been so far. High school and college I swear I had the worst diet habits ever. My only regret is that I havent had more time to interact on sparkpeople, my diet inspiration. My highlight of this week was figuring out that I can run. Running on the treadmill was some of the worst pain I have felt in my life, but running on the track I was just fine. And I ran further. I used my couch to 5k app to track how far I ran. I think seeing how fast or far I have run on a treadmill signals me to stop after bout a mile. But today I ran 2 miles and didn't even realize the difference. As much as I love my cardio classes I realized that they aren't going to get me to that 5k and so I decided to run on the days when they have classes I dont like as much.

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/12/2013 11:37PM

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LILSHINE 4/11/2013 2:48PM

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Even with a hectic schedule you're still focusing on your goals. Keep up the great work!

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SUNSET09 4/10/2013 8:18AM

  You should be proud and you're talking the talk and walking the walk! What's for you, is for you and only you know that better than anyone else which goes for us all. Thank you for the revelation as we all have to find our own way to a healthy life, if that is what we want. Good for you in giving it another go and finding yourself in your fitness and eating lifestyle change as it's all a learning opportunity and a lifestyle change! We can do it if we want to. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LATTELEE 4/10/2013 2:02AM

  Ok

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Measuring Cups and Kitchen Tables

Monday, March 18, 2013

This week I focused on knowing my portions. I got a sphagetti measurer and I started using my measuring cups instead of just guessing. A single serving is smaller than I thought in my mind, but it is enough to make me full. A few times I did not finish eating the serving. I think one of the things about portion sizes that confuse me the most is when I am told to think of it as an object. When I hear a serving of meat is a deck of cards etc it doesnt seem like that much. But measured out it really is plenty. I also started eating at my kitchen table instead of in front of my tv. I felt fuller faster and was able to better enjoy my food. As much as I love my tv I have a really lovely kitchen table and it was getting lonely without me. As my grandma used to tell me animals stand people sit at kitchen tables. I have finally got the hang of exercise. I have been exercising at least 4 days a week now for the last 3 or 4 weeks and I can make it through a full class now! I'm not stopping 4 times to get water or my inhaler Its all coming somewhat naturally. Tonight I will be going and giving one of the more advanced classes a try. I have a feeling that its going to be rough but I've made it through kickboxing and step aerobiics I just will have to hang in there for a few weeks.

  
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CANDOK1260 3/26/2013 12:16PM

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MERRYMARY42 3/18/2013 9:28PM

    sounds like you are definitely on the right track, things should start happening very soon

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Pounds and Calories

Wednesday, March 13, 2013



Last night I couldn't sleep so I turned to my guilty pleasure, pinterest. While exploring the fitness board I saw a chart that breaks down the amount of calories you have to burn to burn a fraction of a pound. One healthy meal wont make you healthy and one crunch isn't going to do much either. It just reminds me how easy it is to eat unhealthy and get unhealthy results compared to how hard it is to undo those healthy results.

  
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SPARKLE1908 3/14/2013 8:58PM

    emoticon for posting this!!!

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STEVIEBEE569 3/14/2013 10:59AM

    WOW, thanks for sharing! Like you mentioned, it is so easy to eat unhealthy and get unhealthy results compared to getting healthy results! Ugh!

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SPIRALDOWN 3/13/2013 10:07PM

    i seen this to and repinned it!

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