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Another valent beginning....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Who would think that with having the fridge filled with good food and eating right I'd still be in the same boat. My children constantly remind me to move more and do better, but that just feels like your parents telling you not to do something. Every teenage response is REBEL! So that's what I have been doing. How do you turn that same energy into doing the right thing?

I've been working ghastly hours and trying to help my oldest with school and I'm just not focused on anything good for me. So as of today I'm on day 3 of vacation. I didn't go anywhere but my bed to watch old black and white movies.... Tonight I realized I could be using this break to get a system together to set up a program that works for the whole family. No only is is just me but my children that are suffering. My youngest is overweight and so is my husband. My oldest is just a ball of energy who just expends that energy every chance he gets.

Sooooo once again I'm resuming the right way to do things. This was just a battle in the war and if I'm gonna spend time rebelling against something I'm going to rebel against adding on more pounds. My goal is not to reach 300 pounds it is to never see 300 pounds.

Plan for tomorrow.... get up get the kids off to school and then spend 30 minutes doing some type of actual physical activity. Then a healthy breakfast, clean the house, take the dog for a walk and get things organized and ready for this to work.

I've set up buddies on spark people and feel as though I've let them down. When I'm down on me I stay away from here because it makes me feel guilty and I just want to eat more. I owe you all an apology for saying one thing and doing another. I hope you can forgive me.

Here we go again.....
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MAKING140BY40 8/18/2011 5:25PM

    No need to apologize you are only taking it out on yourself. I am here to support you in any way I can. I think it's great that this bump in the road is over and you're done listening to your excuses and back to taking care of yourself! I'm on the same road! I have gone up an down 4 lbs the past 4 weeks. I'm at my lowest right now but man it's hard to keep good habits when I'm still trying to create them! Keep at it girl! We can do this. The road is gonna be rocky bumpy and darn right a challenge, but aren't you worth it? Sheesh, I should be listening to my own advice. I'm just trying to stay positive. Look at the good stuff I do vs. the bad choices I make.

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JSPARK28 8/17/2011 8:17PM

    I know what you mean about staying away from the site when we feel were not doing well. I'm the same way. I know I do better when I keep active on the site. Just keep your head up it takes time, just knowing you need to change can be considered a good start. Hang in there!!

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MS_SWEETHEART 8/17/2011 2:11AM

    Life happens, and when it does, we have a tendency to get off track. Be patient with yourself, and stop being so hard on yourself. For the last week or so, I was feeling bad, in pain like you wouldn't believe. I couldn't exercise, and I couldn't cook, the pain medicine I was prescribed was sooo strong, it had me high as a kite, and all I could do was lay in bed. I ate ice cream, chips, BBQ sandwiches, fried foods, sweets, etc. Friends and family that stopped by to check on me, brought all kinds of goodies and treats, because they knew I was unable to cook. I could have told them to bring healthier foods, but I didn't. I figured, what the heck, and ate everything they brought me. But now that I'm feeling better, I've forgiven myself for enjoying all those oh so good but oh so bad foods, and I'm slowly getting back on track. And you can do it too. Take your time, do only what you can, and hang in there. emoticon

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DAEDALIA 8/16/2011 4:05PM

    I really think you're being a little too hard on yourself. I know you feel down and you're not sure how you're going to fit everything in. It sounds like you have a lot going on. But you can do it. Start slowly. It takes a LOT of courage to come back here and make the admissions you just have. I put a special stickie on my computer so I will keep reminding myself of this: If someone I respect did exactly what I did, would I be as hard on them as I am on myself?

I don't know what ages your kids are, but have you thought about playing Wii (or Xbox Kinnect or PSMove) with them? It gets everyone moving and keeps it fun. You work up a real sweat, even when you're playing a non-fitness game. If that's something that won't work for you guys - no big deal. Take it slow and try a couple of different things. We're all here for you and you're not letting us down. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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