BRENCOR19's SparkPeople Blog BRENCOR19's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Slow and Easy! So I know it is a cliche and I know that we never want to pay attention to cliches but I swear. I had my husband lock away the scale so that I didnt get on that darn thing every single day and after three weeks.......6 pounds down. I am just going to keep on doing what I am doing. I told him to lock that scale back up until the end of the month when I will weigh in again. I plan on changing up the exercise after the half marathon .... adding in some strength training gonna try and do the 3... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 10:38:34 EST REALLY FRUSTRATED and depressed! So I have decided to start only weighing myself on the first of every month. Why you ask....well be cause once a week is just too darn depressing! It seems like every time I get on that darn scale the numbers keep going up and up and up .... granted it is only a pound or less up but heck after four weeks that is at minimum a four pound gain and do I really want to look at that! I have been working out pretty steady for the past couple of weeks and all in all I have been tracking my food in... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 10:38:21 EST Trying to NOT be Discouraged! So I know that I have been eating bad for a week and I really only exercised on the weekend this week so I need to tell myself that the ONE OUNCE loss is a good thing because I cant expect to lose weight if I am not trying hard. However....on that same note.....I didnt really go all crazy overboard on the eating and I would think that all the exercise that I have been doing would have countered that....hmmmmmmmm guess it just doesnt work that way. I should be looking at it like "I didnt gai... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:30:42 EST Bumps in the Road I wanna know why whenever it seems I am getting on the right track with working out and eating right there is always a cog thrown in there! I know that I need to stay focused and I need to keep going but sometimes I get so overwhelmed when the cogs are thrown in there! So I am going to try and keep a positive attitude and hope and pray that this heart thing isnt something life threatening and that it can be fixed and then it will make my husband back to his old self and healthy and maybe we... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:37:51 EST Everyone has their reasons..... So I went and read a blog today on Spark and it was about how we always seem to find a reason to blame something or someone for our "falling of the wagon". I know I do it all the time and mostly I use my family and the fact that two teenagers and school and sports add up to a mom with no time on her hands but then I think back on the hour that I spent watching my dvr'd Young and the Restless or one of the many other shows that for some reason I cant seem to NOT watch! That was an hour I coul... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:51:33 EST Mindset is everything I am learning the hard way that mindset is everything. I am currently on the right mindset and it just seems to go so easily! I am currently working out and watching what i eat and I always feel so much better when I do these things. Why is it we put ourselves through all the hard stuff before we get to the great stuff. I know also that it helps to have a great support system. Although the people that I live with dont really need to be on diets (just me) but they dont seem to be bringing... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 16:42:45 EST March Madness I am sure everyone has a blog that is entitled this but it seems to fit right now. <BR> <BR> I seem to lose my motivation really easily lately?! Why would that be? I know that I have signed up to do this 1/2 marathon and I know that since in my mind I have already spent that money that I WILL do this race. However I cant seem to get motivated enough to work out continuously! I so need to be running every day...well except for Wednesday because that is my offical day off! But I cant se... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 15:10:10 EST March Madness I am sure everyone has a blog that is entitled this but it seems to fit right now. <BR> <BR> I seem to lose my motivation really easily lately?! Why would that be? I know that I have signed up to do this 1/2 marathon and I know that since in my mind I have already spent that money that I WILL do this race. However I cant seem to get motivated enough to work out continuously! I so need to be running every day...well except for Wednesday because that is my offical day off! But I cant se... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 15:10:01 EST Encouraging Friends Today was a good day for me! I got on that scale after my first week of actually logging my foods and running 5 out of 7 days and I saw a decrease! Made me so happy I wanted to eat a donut....however.......with my new found strength I ate a bowl of Fiber One Cereal instead! (GO ME)! Then the tables turned and I got to work to tell my Spark Buddy all about my great loss only to find out that she had not lost for the second week in a row! It's hard to completely celebrate when the one you ... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:52:40 EST Geez!!!! That is all I can say and I cant say anymore. The fact in the matter is that as I get older I find it harder to stay on the exercise path and I find it harder to eat right. Thing is.....I know that as I get older these things are even more important for my health and my body! So what is the problem?! Why cant I seem to stay on the right path with even at least one of these goals? <BR> <BR> I find it harder to eat right than to exercise! Is that weird? I guess I just like to darn well eat... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:23:38 EST Realistic Goals Okay so today I am starting this over again. Gonna track I swear I am going to track my food and get my exercise in every day. With things recently happening at work with family loss it is time to say enjoying life the best you can and take care of yourself mentally and physically and spiritually. Mentally we all struggle at times and that's okay! Normal even. We all have personal issues that we are battling and we will find balance there eventually. Mine issues happen to be with Cory f... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:16:22 EST One more time for old time's sake! Ummm....should I really say "Here I go again!" Okay I wont say it but I will say I just read my last blog and boy that must have been a bad day. I am vowing to not have anymore days like that. One because I told my husband I wouldnt cuss and two because all the negative thinking gets me right where I am. Gaining weight and not exercising and right were I didnt want to be! So, new day new me and just gotta be me. <BR> <BR> I'm gotta really try and stay with this one. I k... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:05:13 EST Depressing week Okay woke up this morning and saw the scale go up a pound. WTF!!! I have done everything right this week. Eat right, watch my portions and exercise every day. It always seems to be difficult. Is it really that bad to ask for just one pound a week. I do right, no soda all week, no cheating and I wake sure that I get my exercise done. Even if I gotta go by myself! Why doesnt it seem to work?! Why does it have to be so damn hard! I just want to lose a little 10 darn pounds and it is goin... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 19:07:15 EST New month, New FY and now time for a NEW ME! Okay so here I am again. I hope that this time I can stick with it. I dont think I fall off this diet/exercise wagon because I want to I think that sometimes I cant handle stress well and whent he peole around me are hurting I put them first and forget that I need to take care of me! My husbands surgeries have taken over our lives and I cant stand to just leave him to go to the gym and work out or be gone for an hour or two because in my head I am thinking what if something happens to him ... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 06:28:06 EST Time to regain control! This is me starting again. I think the difference this time is that it is easier to start again. It doesnt seem like it is unachieveable. I can do this! I have proven to myself that I BRENDA ANDERSON can do this! I can get my mind right and I can exercise and eat right and without the desire to take a pill to help me I can lose this 20 pounds and I can feel good about myself. <BR> Life has finally gotten back on track. After the scare with my husbands brain tumor and the scare of losi... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 14:50:25 EST Brain Tumor is all gone! I guess the title says it all! Brain tumor is all gone. Dr said he got it all in that 7 hour surgery! Seems like it was forever but my baby daddy came out of it okay. Then he contracted meningitis in the OR or the ICU! What the heck is up with that!!! So they are now treating him for that. If you know anything about meningitis it is a horrible infection! He was really out of it for a couple of days but once they found out what was wrong with him and started treating him with the right... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 11:39:12 EST Scared! Okay the scale is starting to move in the other direction and I really really really need to get back on track. Starting today I am going to consciously put things in my mouth and I am going to get off of work and go exercise! There is just no need for me not too. I know it is starting to get hot outside but I am not one that is usually affected by the heat! Heck I would rather be hot than cold anyday! So today, 1 June 2009, is my day to get back on track and lose this little five pounds... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 11:50:20 EST Time to get back on track. well May was a very eventful month for me and my family and when I say eventful it doesnt mean good! Two major things happened and they have changed our lives. My husband who has been having dizzy spells for the past 6 to 9 months has finally been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The good news is that it does not look cancerous! It is well encapciled and has no "fingers" so it looks like they will be able to go in there and get it out. The doctors words were...."The bad news is he has the t... Tue, 26 May 2009 09:45:20 EST Lost and confused I dont really know where to begin! I guess my life started spiraling out of control in August 2007 and it has progressively gotten worse since then. I thought my life was good. I thought I was in the happiest times of my life. I thought "LIFE CANT GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS"! Little did I know the floor was secretly being pulled out from underneath me! <BR> My life started getting crazy in when my 15 1/2 year old daughter met a boy at school and secretly started dating him at school (my g... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:10:57 EST April...Spring....Sun...Outdoors! Well, I am so close to my goal I can almost taste it but the negative person inside me that tries to hold me back is telling me it is only going to get harder now. I know my goal weight says 125 and that is the next step goal weight but I would like the ultimate goal weight to be 120 and then I can maintain between 120 and 125. I feel that will be comfortable for me. I know my husabnd tells me that I look good and he doesnt want me "too" skinny (like there really is such a thing), because ... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 09:15:13 EST March Madness That seemed appropriate for this months blog!!! I am MAD about so many things this month. I am not starting my new month off on the right foot. Not just about my "life change" but about life in general and they really go hand in hand dont they? I started this month off with a small weight lose and that doesnt make me happy at all. It seems like the closer I get to my goal (and let me just say that 125 isnt even my ending goal) the slower it comes off. I know that I have a good 10 to 15 ... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 10:32:25 EST Frustrated with SLOW! Okay, I know that this is a life change and all that. Not suppose to call it a DIET and all that.....but it seems like it takes so long to get to my "goal". I would like to be at the maintain part already! It has been six months! I am down 17 pounds and I know I should be saying this is great and I am on my way but I dont feel like it is great! Is it really going to take me a whole year to lose 25 pounds? I see the difference when I wear clothes but to be honest with you (and yes I know... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:50:33 EST I Can Feel the Difference! Well we are now a month into the New Year and I am feeling pretty good. Well I should start by saying that I did very well for the first three months and then January was a hard last couple of weeks. I have a 17 year old and we have some issues and it throws me way off with depression and sadness. It only took me two weeks this time though to get back on track and I am back. So this month is going to be a great month. I am looking for a 5K run that my daughter and I can do because I woul... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 10:30:41 EST New Year New Me! So it is a new year and I am so ready for this. We have plans for things we want to do and I cant do them if I dont feel good about myself. I am quite proud of myself for doing so well and for keeping it up. The last couple days have been hard because my son is visiting and I dont want to take the time away from him to exercise but one more day and we will be back to normal. I Have a great new out look for this new year and I have great friends working with me to get this last 10 pounds o... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 09:20:27 EST Slow but Sure Wow it is hard to believe that I have been at this now for two whole months. Actually I am really liking what the eating right and working out does to me. Maybe this time it will really stick. I feel happy and healthier. I am three pounds from my original goal weight. Of course the goal will change once reached, ultimately I would like to get down to 125/130. Dont know if that is realistic or not but looks like 135 is gonna be around the corner....January will be a new month and hopeful... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:14:19 EST On My way 1 Nov 08 - two weeks down and a lifetime to go. I started this journey on 1 Oct 08 but didnt join sparkpeople until 15 Oct 08. My daughter Michelle wanted me to join with her! I then got two of my friends from work to join with me. We are all trying to lose that stubborn 10 pounds. Well, in one month I am down 4 pounds. I would like to lose 10 still. I think that should put me in a good place. I have been enjoying having people close to me on the same program. At work we take two fif... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 19:37:12 EST