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Update and what I have learned.....

Monday, May 17, 2010

Many of you know the story of my original weight loss. 230-168 with Chalean and Spark, but this is after last summer and until now.
After reaching my goal weight, my workout regimen went from daily to every other day for resistance training and from cardio daily to just walking most days. Now this would have been fine because my workouts were intense and I did have periods of more intensity, but my eating also slipped. I went back to old habits of eating at night, not eating enough during the day, skipping meals, or just not eating enough good stuff with too much bad stuff in between lol. Slowly the scale moved up. I lied to myself and said it's water or ignored the scale all together. My size didn't really change much so I ignored it.
All the while my muscles were weakening and atrophying and the fat was multiplying (taking place where the weight from the muscle was less). By the end of December the doctor said I was up 30lbs! In about 3.5 months! I have learned I have to watch every bite or else I gain and gain fast. Everyone is different, but this is something you have to play with once you hit your maintainance weight. This has happened before. Fast weight gain. At least I already knew what I needed to do about it!Or I thought I knew...
Did any of you see Oprah's show about the new book Women, Food, and God? Well it touches on alot of my lessons learned. I went back to the healthy eating, keeping a record of what I ate, exercising daily but not overdoing it. For the first 6-8 weeks I lost 20 lbs and did great! Things slowed a bit in March cause my healthy eating slacked and in April I had surgery and didnt exercise for a few weeks. I continued with my resistance workouts in those months but the eating wasn't great so I didn't lose but a few lbs and went up/down a few times. Then mid April...I put on a bikini from last summer. Well I was only 5lbs above and the suits looked decent except up top. something caused a big change there, hormones maybe, and they havent returned, they're bigger. WTF? So I decided for the 2nd half of April and all of May to step up all my workouts and really eat as healthy and natural as possible. It's working and that's all great but the other piece of the puzzle hasn't been mentioned.
I thought I worked out all my issues that made me fat, but if that was the case, I wouldn't be doing this again and again. I gained the weight b/c my marriage was falling apart and I was alone at night with my baby while he was on the couch. I was lonely. So I ate. I also felt guilty for the problems and that gave me anxiety, so I ate. Even now, I feel guilty for not being a good enough mom, for her not being able to see her dad, for being in pain and not being able to work, and all of these feelings lead to anxiety which I comforted with food or smoking or both. I started telling people how I feel and talking it out as much as I can. I also write in a journal. I had to do a lot of soul searching to figure this out in the first place.
Now I cook dinners for the 2 of us that finish up about 630-7. This gives me enough time to clean up, take puppies out, and get my daughter ready for bed. Then I'm asleep and don't have time to eat! It helps. If I want to smoke I'm chewing gum. The Chantix was a lifesaver too! I'm going to quit smoking and lose weight and maintain and that's the plan! I will post pics soon!
I'm only a few lbs from my first goal again and going to surpass that in no time! I'm enjoying fitness again and loving the meals we are having. My lil girl is learning about living healthy the right way!
Here are a few steps that may help you reach your goals. If you need more help, let me know. Friend me on FB also. I am always willing to help. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Marisol

  
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HALFWEIGHT 6/3/2012 9:17PM

    Keep us up to date! You are one of the people who inspire me, and I will do my best to return the support. It is time to love yourself enough to take care of yourself the same way you were this time last year. Do that, and you will enjoy the path back to your best fitness.

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JACQUISPAGE 2/3/2011 10:04AM

    Well done, you look as tho you have many accomplishments, and congratulations for being voted a Motivator!

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SALMONINTHEBEAK 5/19/2010 10:20PM

    Women, Food, and God?? Didn't see that book, but am interested to look it up!
Came across your blogs due to searching out Chalean - just getting ready to start her Extreme program. Thanks for sharing!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/18/2010 6:53PM

    Glad to see you blogging again. The nice thing about SparkPeople is that it's always here.

I didn't see the Oprah show you are referring to, but it sounds very interesting.

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SUITELADY3210 5/18/2010 7:59AM

    Marisol,

I could not believe that we gained weight for the same reasons - how you worded that better than I could. My husband is always downstairs on the couch or playing golf. If he isnt playing it he is watching it. I am alone in Delaware with no family - just my children. But, I decided that I needed to make changes- I did and the weight started coming off. After all, did I really need one more thing to be unhappy about? - so my weight was one of the first changes that I made. I still have my struggles but I am learning everyday. I did see that episode of Oprah and I am looking forward to reading the book. As for being a Mom and the guilt and worry - I dont think that ever goes away...in alot of ways that is a great thing and means that you are in fact a great Mommy. Always striving to be the best you can and do the best you can is what makes you a great Mother. Enjoy everyday with your little girl - they grow up fast.

xoxo

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How my daughter, a kindergartener made me fly off the handle tonight......

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I am not sure what is going on with Winter this week, but she is getting into everything and making huge messes. It is not in her character. Already this week she was making a card in my scrapbooking area and decided to use my glue. Instead of asking for help when she couldn't get the glue to come out, she took off the lid and accidentally spilled it everywhere. Again instead of asking for help, she covered it with other cards, cardstock, papers, and some special items. I found it the next day. Every thing was stuck to the table and a big sticky mess of half dried glue and destroyed artwork.
The next mess was well, let's just say she destroyed an entire bathroom and emptied everything in it. BTW, these messes are made in 5 minutes flat. I had 2 talks with her by this point about why she doesn't get into things that don't belong to her. I also talked to her about asking for help and telling me when she makes a mess by accident. "Would you rather tell me when you make a mess and I will clean it up or would you rather me find it days later and have me get angry and punish you?"
This is why what happened tonight really made me fly off the handle, freak out, have a cow, sh@t a brick, and send her to bed without a book or my hair to hold! I am still a little p1ssed and I am usually pretty laid back and cool, calm, and collected. I never stay mad for longer then the initial shock period.
She went upstairs to the craft area to find some things for decorating her shoebox for class. I told her to get the new glitter glues, stickers, and nothing else. I went out with the dogs so they could pee before bed. I was gone no more then 5 minutes. Earlier in the day we had been talking about what colors you mix to make gray, brown, black, and pink. That is what they are doing in class as well as learning to read and write the names and sort, pattern etc. Anyway, after taking the pups out, I called for her, no answer. I went upstairs to feed the cats, and she started down the steps saying c'mon mom let's go to bed! I continued up to feed the cats (they eat by the craft table). The mess was CRAZY! She decided to make colors with my paints. Not in cups or bowls and not in little spots on a piece of paper. She took entire bottles of paint in every color and dumped them out on the TABLE! Then she mixed them around with her hands to make brown. It didn't stop there either. The amount of paint was so much that it poured down onto the chairs. Then dripped down to the light beige carpet. I guess she tried to clean it up because the bathroom was covered in brown paint too. The white towels were brown and best of all from the craft table to the bathroom the carpet was decorated in big brown spots. What a mess! It was so bad, my description doesn't do it justice. I threw out the rest of the paint, even the ones she didn't use. I didn't want to see paint for a long time!
The crazy thing is that wasn't the worst carpet mess today. A few hours ago, my Chihuahua threw up what can only be descibed as diarrhea of the mouth! It looked and like it too! Now I know where that term comes from! ?That was NASTAAY! Hopefully my puppy isn't blocked. He seems fine now. Oh what a day. I can't wait to hit the hay.
Good night all. Have a nice clean day Thursday!
Marisol
www.beachbodycoach.com/liveinmoment

  
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RONALYN 1/27/2010 6:50PM

    My mom used to tell a story of when I was 3 and my brother was 1 and I thought that I would help my mom and make him breakfast, in bed ... lol ... for three days straight she awoke to my brother being covered in raw eggs, raw bacon, bread and dry cereal ... I think on the 3rd of her waking up to and having to clean up the mess, my bottom get a little red, but it stopped my breakfast making ... lol emoticon
When she is older, and has kids of her own, you can retell the story to pass on to her children. I have 2 teenagers and I wish the fights were just about paints and glue :)
Enjoy it now, the trouble she gets into now may not be the same trouble she gets into when she's older ... now it just takes time and patience :)

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DAP1313 10/22/2009 8:46AM

    While part of me wishes my kids were still that age you just reminded me why I am also glad they aren't. LOL It's just a phase she's going through. She knew she did wrong and tried to cover it up and I am sure she hoped she did a good job that you wouldn't find it. The best advice I could give is to lock up your craft stuff for now and be there to supervise her when you let her use it. I know it's a pain but it's a lot better than cleaning up the big messes. Eventually she will get over it.

Isn't having kids fun! LOL

Hang in there as this too shall pass.

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TWINSMOM0429 10/22/2009 8:16AM

  I am so sorry. I don't understand why kids act out sometimes but maybe they don't quite know either. However, after reading your story, I flew off the handle this morning at my kiddos but it wasn't anything like what you described!

All the best and I hope your dog is feeling better and your house is cleaned up and stained too badle from the paint debacle!

Becky

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 10/22/2009 7:48AM

    Whoa! Its sooo nice not to have those kinds of days anymore - my kids are on their own now. Id give anything to go back for a visit though. How I miss having them nearby.

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BESTLIFE79 10/21/2009 10:47PM

    Awwww! I'm sorry this happened to you. I can totally relate to this, b/c I have a hyper active (now) 7 year old boy, and this type of stuff is more normal for him. I can imagine how furious you were, I know I have blown my top with my son a few times, too. You say it isn't in her character, and kinda out of the blue. Have you spoken with any of her teachers? Maybe they have noticed some things, too. I know that Kindergarten is a BIG transiton. I hope things get better girl!

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CHRISTIANMAMA84 10/21/2009 10:28PM

    Wow! Yeah, I would have freaked out, too! My son is two and so far the worst he's done is bust 3 eggs in my kitchen floor and 1 in my bed. I woke up to him repeating, "Uh oh" over and over again. He didn't get in trouble (mainly cause I found it funny), but he still felt bad. Now I see what I'm in for! emoticon If they were perfect all the time parents would have tons of 'em throwing the environment into more turmoil. emoticon I hope she's learned her lesson and things start getting better for ya! BTW, love your name, very cool!

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CCLEADBYEXAMPLE 10/21/2009 10:17PM

    This makes Jason seem so much more bearable!:) Cheer up sweetie ok? It's the bad days that make all the others ROCK! emoticon

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Glamour magazines article on putting "real" or "plus" size models in their pages.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

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This is great! I am glad there will be at least 1 magazine my daughter can read and feel good about herself. I love the Dove commercials too. I believe Dove is behind this push as much as the readers and their comments.
My weight loss goals have nothing to do with pounds or being as skinny as I can, I want to be muscular, fit, strong, still curvy, and always improving. Lately all the guys I date tell me "you don't need to lose any more weight, if you do I may not be attracted to you anymore, haha kidding". Whatever, they are not kidding and I lose interest in them as soon as they blurt out this ignorant statement. It is my body and I can do what I want, if you don't like it, hit the road, JACK! Hopefully these campaigns will make more women confident and happy with their bodies at any shape. I am between 168-172lbs right now, my body fat numbers come in 15-21%, size 8. I am happy here, I was also happy at 230lbs but not healthy. I think women need to keep in mind that weight/size ratio varies in every woman depending on muscle mass and you can be at a healthy weight, but have normal weight obesity (NMO) if your muscle mass is too low. Don't worry what that scale says, just exercise, eat healthy, and say something nice to yourself in the mirror every single time you look into it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I am here to help anyone lose weight or get healthier. Please contact me if you have questions.

http://www.beachbodycoach.com/liveinmome
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WORDGRRL71 12/8/2009 1:16PM

    I posted that beautiful glamour photo on my facebook profile; I am now down to a size 14, looking and feeling pretty again. I would LOVE to be a size 8 or even a 6, but for me, this right now is awesome. I really LIKE myself right now about 170 or 180 - I haven't weighed since 206 but that was four sizes ago, and the change is dramatic. However, my point is, I would be happy to look like any of those women in that photo...but it is MY choice. And I really am at a point that if a man tells me be this way or that, I will say the same thing. If i want to get very lean and start dancing again, that is also my right. I am more than my body, and any man should recognize that. I want to be fit and live longer than my mother did, and fit is relative. I am much fitter than I was four m onths ago, I would like to be fitter still. I will keep on this journey for as long as I can...and we'll see where it takes me. However, so far I feel great. And my daughter will know that it's NOT about a size 2. It IS about being the best I can be - whatever that is. I tell her that's very important; it's not about being skinny, it's about feeling healthy and comfortable in your skin, and that is a different size/weight for every woman, and it is nobody's place, including the media's, to tell you which size or weight is right for YOU.

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WORDGRRL71 12/8/2009 1:16PM

    I posted that beautiful glamour photo on my facebook profile; I am now down to a size 14, looking and feeling pretty again. I would LOVE to be a size 8 or even a 6, but for me, this right now is awesome. I really LIKE myself right now about 170 or 180 - I haven't weighed since 206 but that was four sizes ago, and the change is dramatic. However, my point is, I would be happy to look like any of those women in that photo...but it is MY choice. And I really am at a point that if a man tells me be this way or that, I will say the same thing. If i want to get very lean and start dancing again, that is also my right. I am more than my body, and any man should recognize that. I want to be fit and live longer than my mother did, and fit is relative. I am much fitter than I was four m onths ago, I would like to be fitter still. I will keep on this journey for as long as I can...and we'll see where it takes me. However, so far I feel great. And my daughter will know that it's NOT about a size 2. It IS about being the best I can be - whatever that is. I tell her that's very important; it's not about being skinny, it's about feeling healthy and comfortable in your skin, and that is a different size/weight for every woman, and it is nobody's place, including the media's, to tell you which size or weight is right for YOU.

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SUGARHOUSEFATZ 10/26/2009 4:17PM

  I had read teh article about Glamour, it was amazing. I have always been a fan of proud, strong women who are healthy and may or may not have curves - but to see reality in a magazine today, I am excited media is coming around. Truthfully now, GQ needs to step up : )

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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ALLYALLYT 10/2/2009 10:30AM

    Good article thanks for sharing

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WITCHYWOMAN77 10/1/2009 8:54PM

    Can you believe the behavior of the employees of the designer? How stupid of them to quit over a non-waif model! Do they really think they are so important they can't be replaced? I am sure thousands of people want that job! Thank you all for the comments. Maybe we will see more and more companies thinking of their daughters when making a commercial or printing a magazine.

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HIDDENBELLA 10/1/2009 8:35PM

    Changing society's perception of beauty will take some time, but hopefully we are on our way. Jamie Lee Curtis did a photo shoot once to show what "movie stars" look like when they aren't touched up in the photo. I agree about the dove adverts... I will purposely buy Dove products because of this ad. I guess that is my power as a consumer and hopefully if we all do that, more and more products will be sold using "real" beauty.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/1/2009 5:47PM

    I couldn't agree with you more!

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LIVESTRONGH2 10/1/2009 9:21AM

    That picture is amazing! Curvy women are gorgeous! That pic is HOT! I am so glad they did that photo shoot!

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BESTLIFE79 10/1/2009 9:12AM

    I saw the first photo shoot that sparked this campaign, and I too was stunned at how friggin beautiful the model looked. She was PERFECT-- a little meaty, but not fat AT ALL, just sexy as hell. I am really glad that Glamour is going to try this, b/c what the editor said is right- they are not unhealthy, they are just not stick thin, and that is what girls need to see! I know that we are all born different, and I don't think that they need to take off all skinny girls, or all fat girls, just have a variety. My daughter is naturally super thin, and she eats like a grown man- she was born that way. I , on the other hand will ALWAYS have to watch my weight- I was born that way. I am glad that Glamour is finally getting it!! LOL

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SOFEDUPP 10/1/2009 9:07AM

    Thanks for sharing the article. It is amazing the way the society has changed the way they look at women. There was a time when Marilyn Monroe was considered ideal, in today's standards, she would not be. What a shame.

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BARKIE327 10/1/2009 8:50AM

    Thanks for sharing this about Glamour.

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What's Really Going On In Your Life? Great Article

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

So do you have a main issue? I do. I didn't realize why. This article was really helpful. Please read it and let me know if it helped y'all!
Marisol
http://www.beachbodycoach.com/liveinmome
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www.oprah.com/article/spirit/200910-
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AJDOVER1 10/1/2009 5:48PM

    This really strikes a chord with me. Thanks for sharing.

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BESTLIFE79 9/30/2009 8:14PM

    Great article! The author of that article also has a couple books, like The Beck Diet, and The Complete Beck Diet. When I started following the steps in her book, I started losing weight, after COUNTLESS tries. Definitely recommend the book! :)

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/30/2009 5:51PM

    Thanks. I can clearly identify with the article. That's also why there is a sense of let down or feeling a little adrift when a "designated problem" gets solved.

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MSORIA 9/30/2009 5:43PM

    Thank you for that interesting article!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/30/2009 5:29PM

    Really interesting article. I can agree. It's also why there is a sense of let down once the designated issue is solved.

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ARAMADAN20 9/30/2009 5:21PM

  thanks great article.

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Chalean Extreme and the new DVDs just released!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I am so excited. We all have been waiting patiently for these to be advertised for sale to the public! Today they are available on my Beach Body site under products. WOOHOO!
The new dvds are as follows:
DVD 1-Previously released-Fat Burn Challenge, I've Got Abs, & Get Lean Intervals in the deluxe package.
DVD 2- Dynamic Flow Yoga- uses weighted gloves and a blend of pilates, yoga, martial arts movement & sport stretching. Makes you sweat while you stretch.
DVD 3-Extreme Intervals-Cardio Intervals w/ the Ball similar to Chalean Extreme circuit training interval workouts but the weight work is done using a stability ball
DVD-4- Lower Extreme Zone- 30 min. of intense lower body circuit work (squats, lunges, plyometrics work, screamers, traveling lunges, blasts, double dips) &
Extreme Core circuit including Core work on the Ball Not for newbies per Chalene. Uses weighted gloves & stability ball to up the intensity.

**Please don't forget to purchase through my link, I would greatly appreciate it.. To order---Follow link and click shop for products-then videos-then Chalene, you can purchase the entire set with everything she has released so far ,just the new set with weights & ball or purchase set without weights and ball just DVDs.

If you already ordered the deluxe set and you have disk 1, you can either order it now and use the extra as a backup to possible scratches on your current, sell them, or lend them out to family or friends...a great Holiday gift for a friend trying to get in shape and needs/wants a workout for motivation! Nobody motivates like Chalene!
Thanks Spark Friends!
Marisol
If you have questions about Beach Body, What it is? What a coach does?? or How to get started with a free account, club account (-10%), or coach account (-25%)? Contact me via spark mail and I can fill you in! www.beachbodycoach.com/liveinmoment

  
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JEWITCH 9/22/2009 11:13PM

    I have heard a lot about these DVDs. I am going to have to see if I can rent it and see if I like it. Thanks for letting us know the newest DVD is out.

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