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This Week's Goals

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Last week I didn't take the time to write out my goals, and I didn't lose any weight. I wasn't as focused and I struggled. I'm starting this week right, with the hope that I will refocus on my health and well being.

Goals:
No Soda M-F
Work out 3 times
Walk the dog 6 times
Eat on purpose, no extra "handful" snacking
Drink more water
Get out of the 250's!

I guess my other goal for the week is to get pregnant; I should be ovulating this week at some point, so we'll see. This is our 15th cycle trying, 7th since MC. Maybe it's the promise of spring, but I am at least occasionally, starting to feel more hope than loss.

  
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MSMAKEOVER 3/9/2014 4:19PM

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This Week's Goals

Sunday, February 23, 2014

No soda M-F
Eat veggies
Drink a water bottle at school everyday
Bike 36 miles (11.5, 12, 12.5)

Halfway to our first hotel night this week

New reward plan: out of 250's = candlelight yoga DVD

Found out today it will be at least another month before we get to be pregnant. I'm worried about this month. Our baby we lost would have been due this month. It seems like half my Facebook friends are also due in March...

All I can do now is try to make my body as healthy as I can, and wait for God's timing.

  
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PATSYB7 2/24/2014 6:13AM

    You're in my thoughts and prayers.
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STUDLEEJOE 2/23/2014 8:48PM

    I am sorry for your loss. It sounds like you have a good plan for moving forward. I am praying for you.

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This Week's Goals

Sunday, February 16, 2014

1) No soda M-F
2) Stay in range
3) Work out 3 times, walk the dog 3 times
4) Eat veggies

Rewards:

Every two weeks of exercise goal = one hotel night on road trip this June

10 days in calorie range = candle light yoga DVD

I'm ready to renew my goals and get myself healthy. My doctor emphasized this week that a healthy lifestyle could help us get pregnant. I can't stand the idea that my habits might be holding us back, so we are working together to be healthier, starting with the goals above. I'm midcycle right now and O'd really late this time (day 21). If this isn't our month again, at least I'll feel like I'm taking steps to improve our chances and health.

  
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CAMRY426 2/18/2014 11:15PM

  You can do it.

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Hopes

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

It seems appropriate to look ahead to this new year with hope. I could never have guessed all that 2013 would bring, but God saw us through all of it, the good and the heartbreaking.

I hope:

1) For a second chance at pregnancy. It's hard to have a goal that you have so little control over. It takes faith and more patience than I trust myself to have, but I hope for it anyway.

2) For a healthier body. The stresses of this fall - miscarriage, terrible work stress, and husband's new job, have all led me to my heaviest. I let them. I sat in the excuses and allowed my health to get this bad. It was just too much. This I can control. The clean slate of a new year gives me hope. I know nothing has really changed, but I feel renewed, and that can be powerful.

3) For no more debt. We are set to be out of debt this spring!

4) For a change of work. I hope I have the courage to walk away from a negative work place. It's so frightening. Will I ever get another job in my field? Is it worth the constant stress and pain to stay where I am just for security? I hope for change, but I fear I may have to walk away to find it.

5) For peace. I hope more than anything that I can find peace within myself. I hope I can settle the pain within myself and regain my focus, my strength, and my confidence.

Concrete goals:

1) Loose 5-10lbs a month until pregnancy
2) Stay within healthy calorie range 6 days a week
3) Walk daily with the pup
4) Three intense workouts a week
5) Yoga on Sundays

May God bless us all this new year!

  
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BALLOUZOO 1/1/2014 9:39PM

    Sending you best wishes for all your goals! emoticon

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HDHAWK 12/31/2013 6:07PM

    These are wonderful goals. I hope they all come to you in 2014. I went through 3 miscarriages many years ago so I know how difficult they are. Happy New Year!

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Getting There

Sunday, December 01, 2013

I've been tracking my food and exercise for a week now. I haven't been worried about ranges, just about honesty and getting back into the habit of entering. I've discovered just how much I eat without even realizing I'm over eating.

This week needs to be about ranges. I need to make that real effort to stay down and not give in to cravings and using food for more than nourishment.

I have goals.

230's in December

190's by June

I get the new boots I ordered when I reach 22000 spark points :) I hope that will keep me active on the site and focused on making good choices.

I other news, I found out today a friend of mine is pregnant. Now that I have processed, I feel happy for them. When my husband first told me, I had a gut wrenching physical response. I don't know if it was jealousy or just a flash back of my own loss, but it was shocking and overwhelming. It was like I couldn't breathe.

I hope that the season of advent helps me find peace. The season of natural waiting is a constant reminder to trust in God's timing. I have several concerts approaching. I hope I can take the time to enjoy them and feel the worship within them. Sometimes it becomes easy to see them as a checklist and miss out on the joy of the music.

We're taking a step back from "trying." No more temping and tracking every little symptom. My hope is to relieve some of the stress and that feeling of constant failure. We're going to leave it to God (and try to just have fun with our part).

  
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SUSANNA37 12/2/2013 2:39PM

    I like your boot-reward system. Haha, that makes it sound like if you don't do what you're supposed to, you get a kick from a boot! emoticon
Good luck with your goals!

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PATSYB7 12/2/2013 6:39AM

    Great plans--getting you healthy is a terrific priority. Everything else will happen in God's time. I'm praying for you!
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