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5% Challenge Winter into Spring

Monday, March 18, 2013

First I just want to say emoticon for all the encouraging, supportive comments on my blog yesterday. After reading them I thought to myself What am I doing. This is the old me, depressed eat. This is how I got into this state in the first place. I quit smoking, Paul started giving me problems, of course there were other stressors and I turned to food. I did do it again yesterday. A container of ice cream later, a 1/2 bag of skittles later and a box of Gobstoppers later,(that is all I am confessing to) emoticon emoticon and I can see the old me trying to make a come back. I am glad I have my spark friends to say hold it. Put that nervous energy, stress, nerves, what ever you want to call it into something productive. I have made my phone calls, done what I can. So instead of sitting and crying and watching the idiot box and snacking, I am back. I wish I could tell you that my heart was into it 100% or even 50% but it isn't. If I just do it though, I am hoping that my motivation comes back. I have worked to dang hard to backslide now. In the end who would that help, would it make Paul happy or get him what he needs? NO.

This week the 2013 Winter Into Spring 5% Challenge Community is heading to Bangkok Thailand. We are taking off from the UK and it is 5,863 miles to our destination. That means in order to land our plane we have to have 5,863 exercise minutes. Our team is not doing very well. The Living the Good Life Challenge is Breakfast and Recipe. I like this challenge. You have to find a different breakfast recipe each day and of course you must eat breakfast everyday. Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets the tone for the day. It is an all or nothing challenge, which means you get 10 points or 0. You don't have to eat the recipe you look up, the purpose of the challenge is to broaden your horizons. My recipe for the day is Healthy, Fruity Hand Tarts Here is the link. recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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The only thing I don't like is everything is 4-8 servings. I am one person. I don't want 4 servings and it is hard to make just one without wasting food. I don't think these could be frozen. I picked these because after not eating them for years, I ate 2 McDonald's apple pies. Yummy, I love those, never should have eaten them again. Now I want them everyday. emoticon I got them out of my system once, I will do it again. 3 full days without those pies. emoticon

I will find another recipe for you tomorrow. I must confess that this is more fun that watching the idiot box. My tummy doesn't think so though. emoticon I didn't even realize that it was St. Patrick's Day yesterday until I received some goodies. I just want to wish everyone a belated Happy St. Patrick's Day. I hope we can all find the pot of gold at the end of each of our rainbows. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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MRS_TOAD 3/20/2013 8:41AM

    The old you is history and the new you is improving each and every day! Keep pushing toward that healthier you.

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 3/18/2013 10:43PM

    I'm so glad your back, and you are right on all aspects! Just keep on trucking, do what you can, keep on moving.

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LIVEDAILY 3/18/2013 9:54PM

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I'm glad you are here!

Oh! A Breakfast Challenge sounds interesting! Did you see Adakara's blog about her breakfast cereal? That sounded yummy. Do you know how to scramble eggs in the microwave? SO easy! Take 2 eggs and crack them into a microwave safe bowl and whip them up with a fork. Pop them in the microwave for 1 minute. Take a look. If they're still a little wet, put them back in for another 10-20 seconds. You can add anything to them like an omelet, but there's no added fat. I love my eggs like this! Add it's great for 1 person!

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1EMMA2011 3/18/2013 8:44PM

    Persistence over perfection! GREAT JOB!!

I feel proud of you!!

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LOVESLIFE48 3/18/2013 5:37PM

    So glad the old you is gone and the new you is back!!! I know you will be fine my friend!! I'm here for you 100% emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AJDOVER1 3/18/2013 5:15PM

    I wish you all the best!

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GEORGE815 3/18/2013 5:10PM

    Glad our encouragement has somehow helped you.

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WOWEETOO 3/18/2013 4:13PM

    all is not lost my friend..sit for a few minutes and just breathe and know one day will not make that difference..your acknowledgement of the problem is the good that came out of that day but take time to breathe for sure
the lady mary
and thanks for the goodie!! emoticon

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KRISTINE99 3/18/2013 2:15PM

    Great blog post! emoticon

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DB1167 3/18/2013 1:25PM

    emoticon emoticon Don't give up. You can do it!!

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MONAKIN314 3/18/2013 1:17PM

    Hang in there! emoticon

A couple years ago I made some individual applepies like the McDonalds ones but much healthier. I made up a whole recipe worth like a dozen and then froze them. That way when I wanted one I could pull it out and pop in the micro and have warm pie.

I will have to try and find the recipe, if I do I will get you a copy.

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CHOCOHIPPO 3/18/2013 12:55PM

    You are so awesome!!!!!

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ROCKRUNNER404 3/18/2013 12:41PM

  Glad to see you bouncing back today! By your awesome weight loss I know You have prevailed on making good choices on many many many days here on your journey--don't feel too guilty for visiting the "old you" who loves her apple pies once in awhile--just tell her to keep up the good work from here. emoticon

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CAROLJEAN64 3/18/2013 12:10PM

    Bonnie, I am so glad to read this blog. This morning when I started my yoga class, I felt I was just going through the motions.... no motivation. Then the motions became the motivation. I am sure the same thing will happen to you. May the light and love of the universe shine on you and Paul and in your hearts always.

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CBRINKLEY401 3/18/2013 11:56AM

    Fake it till you make it is a good way to face things. I'm glad you have decided to take care of yourself through this difficult time. We're here for you.
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NEWCHINELO 3/18/2013 11:37AM

    just keep pushing!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 3/18/2013 11:18AM

    I am sending you a big emoticon !

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MICHELLE2343 3/18/2013 11:09AM

    I like how you admit that you know you are not even 50% back but you know that if you keep pushing your motivation will return. Just remember you are not alone and always post your feelings so we can support you. Gotta love Sparkpeople.
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1CRAZYDOG 3/18/2013 11:08AM

  Your are doing the "fake it till you feel it" and in re: motivation that's all right1 Just don't give up. You're worth the effort.

HUGS and MORE HUTS!

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