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I Got an Award!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Well, I'll be.....I checked my email today and found out I got a Consistency Award from Sparkpeople! This is big for me because consistency is something I struggle with. If I can't do something perfectly 100% of the time, I'm likely to stop trying. I'm working really, really hard on shifting that mindset.

I had a 10 day streak in January of logging my food, either on paper or here on SP. I started logging again on February 1. I'd like to go the whole month (of course! to be perfect!) but once I beat that 10 day mark I plan to reward myself with something small.

Could it be......consistency breeds consistency????????? And being recognized for efforts leads one to repeat the effort????? Have I just stumbled onto THE SECRET?!?!?!?!

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KIMBIE100 2/4/2010 1:36PM

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RODISWYF 2/3/2010 10:26PM

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You are on a roll, keep it up!

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READYVEGGIE 2/3/2010 9:18PM

    Hehehe!! I know that consistency isn't easy. Once you break a streak, it's hard to get back with it. But that's the way we change, isn't it? We get back on our paths and go!!

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Banana Bread

Sunday, January 03, 2010

My neighbor brought over a loaf of banana bread she had baked last night. I ate SEVERAL pieces over the course of the day. Apparently, no one else in my house likes banana bread (who ARE these people??!!!?!?) so I threw it in the trash!! Yes, I did! I am so proud of that decision. I was thinking maybe I'd freeze small slices "for later" but realized that if I was eating it standing over the sink there was a strong possibility that this food item should not be in my house at all! So that's an NSV for me today!

  
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KIMBIE100 1/3/2010 8:09PM

    congrats!

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NANCYBFULLER 1/3/2010 5:34PM

    I hate it when neighbors trying to be neighborly bring over such good food. How to deal with that please tell?

I too have thrown it away, or poured water over it.

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BCS9691 1/3/2010 5:33PM

  Congrats - I find the only way to take away the risk is to do the same - throw it away.

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2010.....When Did THAT Happen?!?!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Wow, so it's 2010. I remember figuring out how old I'd be in the year 2000 and thinking how freakishly old 38 sounded. I'll be 48 this year. I FEEL about 28 still, so it's all just odd!

So, I want to get myself back. Somewhere inside me there's an athlete trying to get out there and run!I know it's going to be a struggle for a while, and I'm just going to have to do the exercise, the tracking, the conscious choices simply because it's the right thing to do. Hopefully, after enough time, those "right things" will simply be the things I WANT to do.

In the meantime, I'm a part of several challenges, here and on the weight watchers site, so I'm hopeful that those will provide focus for me.

  
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KIMBIE100 1/3/2010 8:08PM

    I'm going to watch you go girl!

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Vacation Mode

Saturday, March 21, 2009

For the past couple of days I have not been listening to my body. I have been eating too many calories, and they are empty calories, from wine, pretzels, etc. I have not excerised once this spring break. Not once. I need to learn from this and have a plan for the summer! I do NOT do well when left with too much unstructured time. I know I have trainings off and on scheduled for most of the summer so that will help.

I will not berate and bemoan my choices of this past week. That would serve no positive purpose. I will move forward, learn what needs to be learned, and plan to take a different path the next time I'm on vacation. Vacations are good! I need to find a way to make them good for me!

  


Well, I'll Be!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm stunned! I did Weight Watchers for years and stayed roughly the same weight. I think I'm the type of person who wants to "cheat" or try to "get away with something" when I follow someone else's program. So, I've been following my own program for the past 4 weeks or so. In that time I've lost 6 pounds, so I think I'm on to something!

I gave up sodas (even diet ones!) in early January. I eat mostly "real food" as close to how it comes in nature as I can. I eat when I'm hungry and I've been working on stopping when I'm not hungry anymore. Notice I didn't say when I'm full. There's a difference. I've recently learned that.

I feel freed! And it's working! Who knew?!?!
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ANNIESADVENTURE 3/25/2009 3:31PM

    You know yourself best. It looks like you have a good plan going.
Eating when hungry (stomach, not head) and stopping when approaching full is a dynamite plan. It works. The hardest part is conquering the urge to satisfy head hunger and emotional eating.
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SIRIRADHA 3/18/2009 11:41AM

    Congratulations! Amazing how we resist change for the better just because we don't want it to be somebody else's! emoticon

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