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I don't know where i am...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I don't have an exercise challenge update today. I left my log book at home and i don't cast the information to memory. The truth is i have not worked out much this week. Monday night was the memorial for my friend - so no exercise. I went right from work to the memorial service and did not get home until almost 11pm. We all went out for a late dinner at In and Out Burger...not a good choice. Tuesday morning i got up and went to work out. Since i haven't exercised much this last week my body was stiff. BUT at least i got it in. The funeral was yesterday. I must admit the Pastor that spoke and gave the uligy was AMAZING...we were laughing and crying the whole time. Afterwards we all went out to dinner so i did not get home until just about 7pm. Then a friend came over and we talked until almost 1am...so now i;m EXHAUSTED and DRAINED. What's on my agenda tonight? NOTHING...i'm tired and i need to rest.



I'm not going to beat myself up about the past few days. So what?! I didn't exercise like i should have. I didn't eat exactly like i should have. SO WHAT! I need to just keep reminding myself of that. It's ok not to be perfect everyday...as long as i'm perfect most days!



The hard part about tonight is that i can't just go home and go to sleep. I need to bake about 48-60 cupcakes. Luckily, i have 4 cupcake pans so it'll be quick. I won't ice them and decorate them until tomorrow night. They are for a birthday party i'm going to on Friday night. So that means i won't be getting ANY exercise in on Friday night as well. Mornings? Ya right! I've tried getting up early and it just kills my body. I won't do it. I'd rather have those few extra hours of sleep in the morning.

  
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JAMIELOGICAL 7/11/2012 4:10PM

    I think you're right to say "so what" about your exercise and eating over the past few days. You've had so much going on and, like you said, no one can be perfect all the time. The important thing is that you jump right back on the wagon at the first available opportunity. Don't let the past few days serve as an excuse for you to continue to skip workouts and make bad food choices.

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July 6th - 8th...Celebration of life...Baseball...just a crazy weekend!

Monday, July 09, 2012

July 2012 Goals
* Complete 325 miles (walking/running/cycling) ...completed 55.90
* Complete 4000 CORE reps ...completed 460
* Lift/Push/Pull 600,000lbs ...completed 111,850
* Lose 17.2lbs ...lost 2.4
Starting Weight: 269.8lbs...July 7th 267.4

Other Goals:
* Yearly goal of 1500 miles...completed 834.35
* Yearly goal of dropping 100lbs...lost 51.6lbs
* Overall goal of dropping 169lbs...REACHED 30.53%

July 6-8:
Walked 3.37 miles in 62 minutes, burning 627 calories
Crunches 50
Lift/Push/Pull 30,350lbs

I didn't really do much in way of working out over the last few days. And my eating wasn't the greatest - it wasn't horrible, but it definitely could have been better.

As i stated in my last blog a friend of mine was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday night. He was a part of my church as well as a Bible study group that met on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Well, it just happened that this past Friday was the 1st Friday so we changed it up to a prayer and celebration of life gathering. We bought balloons and released them.







So we got the alien balloon because it was different. Greg was different...lol. He was the sweetest, most giving, full of servanthood biker man i've ever met. He will be missed dearly.

saturday night was perfect after having such a heart breaking few nights. On Saturday night we went to see a minor league baseball game. Here's the thing...NONE of us watched the game. We talked and laughed and goofed around. It was the perfect way and exactly what we all needed...to just be silly and goofy with who we consider our extended family. There were about 25+ of us...but here are just a few pictures...

















Well...there's no workout in my plans for tonight. Tonight is the memorial service and tomorrow is the funeral for my friend. So it's another few tough days ahead...

  
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ANGELWENDYMAMA 7/9/2012 3:31PM

    hugs, Vicki..
I love the balloon idea.. Sweet. :)

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/9/2012 11:29AM

    It's good to see so many smiling faces in the wake of such tragedy. It looks to me like you guys are celebrating your friends life, which is probably exactly what he would have wanted you to do!

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VICKLET31 7/9/2012 10:41AM

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DIBANANA 7/9/2012 10:18AM

  Sorry for your loss.



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July 6th - 8th...Celebration of life...Baseball...just a crazy weekend!

Monday, July 09, 2012

July 2012 Goals
* Complete 325 miles (walking/running/cycling) ...completed 55.90
* Complete 4000 CORE reps ...completed 460
* Lift/Push/Pull 600,000lbs ...completed 111,850
* Lose 17.2lbs ...lost 2.4
Starting Weight: 269.8lbs...July 7th 267.4

Other Goals:
* Yearly goal of 1500 miles...completed 834.35
* Yearly goal of dropping 100lbs...lost 51.6lbs
* Overall goal of dropping 169lbs...REACHED 30.53%

July 6-8:
Walked 3.37 miles in 62 minutes, burning 627 calories
Crunches 50
Lift/Push/Pull 30,350lbs

I didn't really do much in way of working out over the last few days. And my eating wasn't the greatest - it wasn't horrible, but it definitely could have been better.

As i stated in my last blog a friend of mine was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday night. He was a part of my church as well as a Bible study group that met on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Well, it just happened that this past Friday was the 1st Friday so we changed it up to a prayer and celebration of life gathering. We bought balloons and released them.







So we got the alien balloon because it was different. Greg was different...lol. He was the sweetest, most giving, full of servanthood biker man i've ever met. He will be missed dearly.

saturday night was perfect after having such a heart breaking few nights. On Saturday night we went to see a minor league baseball game. Here's the thing...NONE of us watched the game. We talked and laughed and goofed around. It was the perfect way and exactly what we all needed...to just be silly and goofy with who we consider our extended family. There were about 25+ of us...but here are just a few pictures...

















Well...there's no workout in my plans for tonight. Tonight is the memorial service and tomorrow is the funeral for my friend. So it's another few tough days ahead...

  


July 5th...he's gone...

Friday, July 06, 2012

July 2012 Goals
* Complete 325 miles (walking/running/cycling) ...completed 52.53
* Complete 4000 CORE reps ...completed 410
* Lift/Push/Pull 600,000lbs ...completed 81,500
* Lose 17.2lbs ...lost 1.8
Starting Weight: 269.8lbs...July 6th 268.0



Other Goals:
* Yearly goal of 1500 miles...completed 830.98
* Yearly goal of dropping 100lbs...lost 51.00lbs
* Overall goal of dropping 169lbs...REACHED 30.18%

July 5th:
Biked 5.06 miles in 18 minutes burning 319 calories
Walk/jog 3.14 miles in 62 minutes burning 556 calories
Lift/Push/Pull 27,400lbs

part of the 3.41 miles was mt 5k Your Way Walk/Jog Program. I did 27 minutes total, with 3.5 minutes of walking and 1.5 minutes of jogging. I got up to a 4.8mph speed!

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We all have friends or family members in our lives that we love and care about. They are the ones that know you better then you know yourself sometimes. They are always willing to lend a hand even at the cost of their own plans. They are always in the background making sure everything goes right. We all have these people in our lives...but sometimes they are taken out of our lives unexpectedly...

Last night i had a friend that was killed in a motorcycle accident. We still don't have all of the details. I even checked online for police reports but they haven't been updated as of yet. All that i do know is that the accident happened close to home.

Greg was the type of guy that would help just about anyone out. He would often rearrange his own plans to lend you a hand. He always had a smile on his face - so you always saw that he had that one missing tooth. But that was his look! He helped all the girls out when they needed to buy a new car or had problems with their current car.

It's such a shock to have seen him one day and know that he is gone the next. But we know where he is. He's a believer so he's with his Maker. We are so sad to have lost him, but are also jealous that he is in the most divine home worshipping Jesus with the angels.

On the 1st and 3rd Fridays my singles church group meets - he was a part of it. We've changed our study for tonight. We will be celebrating Greg's life. It will be such a hard, sad and joyous celebration all at the same time...

We need to remember to tell those we care about just how much we care about them. We need to thank them for their acts of service. One day it may just be too late to say anything...

  
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YESCURLYCAN 7/8/2012 2:06AM

  I'm so sorry about your loss. You have my condolences. emoticon

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EVILPASSION 7/7/2012 4:00AM

    I'm sorry.......

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BABBINA 7/7/2012 2:49AM

    Wow! I'm so sorry to hear & so sudden to.. I do like yr perspective on what happened though, wow... emoticon emoticon

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 7/7/2012 2:16AM

    Hugs! I'm so sorry for your loss.

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LADYDARYA 7/6/2012 6:48PM

    I am so sorry for your loss... emoticon

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RACHELBUGSMAMA 7/6/2012 6:07PM

    I'm so very sorry for the loss of your friend. emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 7/6/2012 4:14PM

  I am so sorry for your loss. He is in the BEST PLACE ever now! Remember tonight you will be celebrating your friend's life here on earth and what impact he made on each one of you. You also will be celebrating his eternal life now with JESUS!

You are doing Great with your challenges! Keep Up The Good Work!

GOD BLESS!
Louise

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MCJULIEO 7/6/2012 2:48PM

    Grieving with you for the loss of your friend...
Absent from the body, present with the Lord...

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JUST-DUCKY 7/6/2012 12:57PM

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. emoticon

You're doing amazing with your challenges, Keep up the the good work.

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/6/2012 12:53PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was the kind of guy who touched a lot of lives and hopefully all those he touched will hold him in their hearts. Hopefully they will remember the kindnesses he did for them and in turn do many kindnesses for others.

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CINCYCHIC27 7/6/2012 12:31PM

    I am sorry for your loss and the loss of his family.

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DEEDAYE 7/6/2012 12:29PM

    I am so sorry about your friend. Continue making your life the best one possible! emoticon

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Sometimes I just want...(do NOT read if you are NOT strong)

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Sometimes I just want...

* a cherry pie. You know, like the $0.99 ones with the iced crust surrounding the pie filling!

* Cheeto Puffs

* Glazed cake donuts

* Pigs in a blanket

* a pizza with sausage, green peppers, onions, jalepeno's and extra cheese

* a LARGE piece of carrot cake with a tall glass of cold milk

* TheTour of Italy at Olive Garden...don't act like you don't know what that is

* a GOOD steak, with garlic mashpotatoes and mac n' cheese

* chocolate candy bars...does it really matter what kind?

* a double chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

* The southwestern Cheddar BBQ Cheeseburger from Chili's

* hot, buttery bread...and lots of it

Sometimes while i'm sitting at the computer inputting what i plan on eating for the day or week, i think about these foods. These are the foods that saw me through so many ups and downs in my life. They hugged me when no one would. They were ALWAYS there for me when i needed them. BUT...

But they came with a price. The price? They made me feel even worse about myself soon after they comforted me. They would never leave me. They just morphed from their food shape to fat on my body. They cost me a lot of great adventures that i could've, should've or would've done if they didn't pack on the pounds.

So yes, sometimes...like NOW...i want these things. But then i remember how much they deceive me and I continue on with what will fuel my new found love of a healthier lifestyle much better.

So even though i may stroll down the aisles at the grocery store where some of my favorite items live, I cast a glance their way, sigh, and carry on...

  
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GRAMTOTWO 7/6/2012 4:52PM

    Can certainly relate. Sometimes I even go so far as to put my cravings into my food tracker and shock myself back to reality. Try it, it really does work :)

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PANDASUE2 7/6/2012 12:04PM

    Yep, I hear ya. I miss certain things all the time, but its just not worth it. However, once in a while, in extreme moderation, we can have those things, just to get us over a slump. Just not too often!

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/6/2012 9:23AM

    Sometimes, in my weakest moments, I imagine that I will allow myself a full-on binge where I can eat ALL of the foods I want/miss. I make a list of all those foods in my head and I cling to the idea that I will allow myself to eat them all at some point in the nebulous future. Sometimes I hang onto that image for days and days, but I do eventually get over it. It's like my rational mind's way of tricking my irrational mind into contentment for a little while.

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LRBIRT 7/5/2012 8:59PM

    Haha- I was at the store today and looked at..even held, a candy bar like it was my long lost love ;op lol

But I wished it well and put it back. I think its a great feeling to have the information on nutrition that we are learning and using it to make better choices for our BODIES and not our emotions! Great job!

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ANDI571 7/5/2012 8:49PM

    Yep, been there and done that....... emoticon

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STLADEE 7/5/2012 8:35PM

    yes indeed, I know the feeling, glad your will power is SO strong for the most part mine is, other times not so much.

Keep up the great work!

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KDCLEWIEN1 7/5/2012 8:03PM

    I can relate although I usually give in especially if I'm feeling down, lonely, unloved, etc then have loads guilt afterwards.......Something I need to work on. Thanks for writing this.

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LJCANNON 7/5/2012 7:48PM

    emoticonOh, Yes, I have "Been There, Done That"!! But as NICETOCYOU said, when you Do Indulge they never taste quite as good as you remember.
emoticonSometimes it helps to fill out the Nutrition Tracker with foods that you are craving or that you used to eat. That can be a Real Eye Opener!!

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MISSCHRIS3 7/5/2012 7:28PM

    LOL I know what you mean.....

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NICETOCYOU 7/5/2012 7:28PM

    I bet if you allowed yourself some, it wouldn't taste as good as you remember.

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LADYDARYA 7/5/2012 6:47PM

    I can sooo relate....

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MJ7DM33 7/5/2012 6:12PM

  I know how you feel!!! Just keep up the good work!! ! emoticon

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