CHERYLL1949's SparkPeople Blog CHERYLL1949's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The 1st day was the hardest! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The first day was the hardest. I thought if I broke it off in 10 minutes on the treadmill it would be easier. NOT! But I'm still alive and I don't hurt. <BR> Today I did 20 minutes because I went grocery shopping and by the time I got home it was about 1. So far I have eaten 1/2 portions but I did eat 1/2 of a large muffin. Which probably counts as 2 muffins. Anyways I am trying to eat healt... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:46:59 EST New Idea! I need something to get me going again and take my weight more seriously. Sometimes I do pretty good on my portions but then I go crazy if its something I really like and thats mostly all I cook is what I like... <BR> So I'm going to try and cut my portions in half and get on my treadmill for 10 minutes afterwards. Thats the only exercise I do because last year I fell on my treadmill and got a big cut on my knee. It took forever to heal and needed to let it heal completely. Of course I could ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:43:25 EST I Should Be Skinny! <img src=""> I'm always thinking" with all the exercise I do I should be skinny"! One time I don't eat " I should be skinny". With all the housework I do" I should be skinny". Well I guess it takes time.... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:59:34 EST I Gained.... <img src=""> I really need this for the month of November! Sun, 1 Nov 2015 22:00:30 EST My Doctor told me... I'm going to do what my doctor told me to do!! Lose weight and exercise. I am starting very slowly because I don't want to get too sore and quit(like I always do). And also eat healthier. So here I am treadmill and healthy food!! <em>315</em> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:11:25 EST Starting Over <img src=""> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:06:31 EST Back To My Old Habits! <img src=""> Why can't I be good??? Because its easier just to eat whatever! Bad answer I know!! <BR> Change...I hate change. I don't know why! I know its easier,NOT Too! <BR> But its part of life! <BR> I need to TRY! <BR> To eat healthy and exercise! <BR> Now to get off of here and JUST DO IT !! <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:48:59 EST Don't We Wish! <img src=""> I wish I looked like this! I wish alot of things but do I try. No! Its too hard. Now, I have to think differently. I love this quote: Change your mind,to change your habits,to change your body. Wow <BR> Now get off the computer and do something...He,He! Sat, 2 Feb 2013 13:13:27 EST No Excuses! <img src=""> I have said this a over and over but today I am weighting the most I ever have! Ugh a big UGH. So now is the time... <em>224</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:57:16 EST My scale! <img src=""> My scale should say this every day or how about"Hell No"! Just kidding..I shouldn't be thinking that on Sunday. I have been eating pretty good today. Made chicken soup in my crock pot. It sure smells good. Well I better get off of here before Internet exporer knocks me off of here again. I hope everyone has a amazing Sunday!! <em>334</em> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:42:06 EST Its time to start eating better! <img src=""> It's time. Boy have I said that before. <BR> But I have to try and try and try!! Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:58:20 EST Stop kicking me off! <img src=""> I wish I could keep this in my head! Anyways I have to make this short and sweet because internet explorer keeps kicking me off. <BR> I just need to get real and do something besides eating. I have noticed that I never pig out on fruits and veg's. <em>4</em> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:32:35 EST Ugh, my blog keeps messing up! <img src=""> My blog keeps messing up. I type a whole bunch of stuff and then it is gone.. <BR> Anyways this picture is great..This is a trail run. I keep putting off my blog and then when I post it it is gone. Well I hope I can figure it out... <em>198</em> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:48:48 EST Time for a update!! <img src=""> I dare to dream that I have lost 50lbs. But you know 40lbs would be nice!! Well I gotta wake up now..He,He! <BR> <BR> I have been on the treadmill every day for 16 days now. There was a lot of times I just didn't want to do it but I kept telling myself just 10 min. and it always ended it more. I am now doing 45 min..Thats a lot for me because 16 days ago I could only do 10. I keep pushing myself just a little bit more. <BR>... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:19:50 EST DAY 12 ON TREADMILL <img src=""> I did not like that treadmill today. I was not going to get on it but I made myself!! I usually do it in the afternoon so I don't get so tired. But I even felt quilty. See I made a promise to myself I would do it for 30 days. No excuses. They say it takes 30 days to create a habit. So here I am not even halfway and I want to quit. I talked myself out of it. I have to be my own best friend!! <em>315</em> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:57:41 EST Day 9 on treadmill!! <img src=""> I love this! I'm starting to love my treadmill. My husband had a fit when I brought that expensive treadmill! And it set for quite awhile. Sometimes I would get on it but mostly it was lonely!! Then one day I decided just 10 min. That was a start! <BR> <BR> They say its 70% what we eat and 30% exercise! I hope the portions will come in next. I seem to lack in that area. I just take it a day at a time. But I will make my... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 16:21:12 EST After seeing what just 1lb of fat looks like why can't I stop overeating!! Here's what 1lb looks like.. <img src="">. This is the first time I have posted any pictures so I hope it comes out right!! Anyways I need to look at this picture every day until I get it in my thick head this is what I am doing to my body. No excuses!! <BR> I am keeping up with my treadmill walking. I have done it every day now for a week and I feel so much better. <BR> <BR> I want to blog every day because I think it would help me. I l... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 13:13:11 EST I NEED TO GET REAL!! Some people say Believe and it will come true. I guess I don't believe enough! Its like Dr. Phil saids"How's that working for you"? And excuses boy do I have those. I thought if I got a treadmill(real nice one) and spent a lot of money on it that I would feel guilty and have to get on it. Thats works sometimes. Mostly not... Then my foot hurts, too tired,and one I use all the time is if I go shopping thats walking because I am worn out when I do. Are I'm not that fat(40lbs overweight). My doc... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:43:04 EST Insurance company are you kidding me?? I thought I had a good deal on some home insurance. I did my homework and looked around and called and got quotes. Well after they got my money they said "they wouldn't pay anything on a claim unless I was their at my vacation house at the time of the mishap. I don't vacation 365 days a year. I told him just to cancel and I would go back to my old carrier. He said" they wouldn't either and no one would". He knew I just had a claim 1 yr ago when I had a frozen pipe. I wasn't their. I was 950 m... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 20:17:55 EST I was only going to do 5 minutes and I ended up doing 30! I confess! I haven't exercised in a while. It started with my foot. It hurt and thats all it took for me to quit! I have a good friend that really hurt her foot and now she is in a boot and walks with a walker sometimes. She has been doing this for months. She used to push yourself trying to lose weight and get in shape. Thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it...So today I was just going to do 5 minutes on the treadmill(what a baby I have become)! But after 5 I thought to myself why not 10. T... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 21:21:41 EST Starting over again! Well I have to lose this weight. Period! I feel aweful and look aweful. And I hate it when I have to buy all new clothes every season because I am up a dress size. My portions are out of control. I notice I only pigg out on my favorite foods which I fix often. I don't eat hardly any veg. or fruits. I hardly drink water unless I make tea. And exercise I stopped doing that too,even though I got a new treadmill. And I had to have the best. My husband had a fit when he found out how much it cost.... Sat, 5 May 2012 01:19:19 EST Here I go again,making excuses!! Well I over did it on the treadmill and started feeling really bad. Hurt all over like the flu and I think also it was the pollen. I seen to get sick every time this year. I went 5 days without the treadmill and that is all the exercise I get. I was so proud of myself. I worked my butt off(I wish). It just felt like it. But I know I have to listen to my body and get well. <BR> But now I am ready to go!! <em>324</em> <BR> I am only doing 10 min. but I feel great about that! <BR> I know I wil... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 21:06:29 EST I Hate My Big Tummy! I hate my big tummy! I want to be honest. My waist is 45. and I am short waisted so its hard to find clothes that fit. Especially jeans..I wear a size 18 and the crock hangs down to my knees! <em>246</em> !! <BR> There is one thing good about being FAT,nothing looks good on me. So I save a lot of money but the drawback is that since I have been getting bigger every year I have to buy new clothes. And FAT clothes make me look like a old lady. I know I am old I just don't want to look like it!... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:26:11 EST The Birthday Cake Won! Well I have a confession,that birthday cake got the best of me! I should blame my husband for that but I know its ME!! <BR> But I am not going to beat myself up about that! That was my breakfast...Not a very healthy choice. I hope I can do better for lunch and dinner. <BR> I did get on the treadmill and pushed myself to do over a mile in 20 min. Thats what I get!! <BR> Now if I can just train myself to do that every time I overeat or eat things that are unhealthy! <BR> Its a start! <BR> I kno... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 13:03:22 EST My Awesome Birthday I'm so glad to have made it to 63. My mom was always proud of her age and I guess I take after her. I am what I am. I look at it this way..even if I lie and say I am 10 yrs younger I am still old. I feel pretty young except for carrying about 40 extra pounds around. Well I did it to myself. I can only control one thing(what I put in my mouth) and I can't but darn it I am not going to give up. I had a wake up call when we were doing my taxes and I had to get a statement showing all my meds and... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:58:09 EST I'm so proud of myself I'm proud because I went from doing 5 min on the treadmill and in a wks time am doing 20 min twice a day. Its hard but I know I have to push myself a little. <BR> My eating habits haven't changed much and I have to work on that. I thought I was doing good eating almonds but when I looked on the label it said"130% fat"! Wow, I should have read that first...But live and learn! I also have a bad habit of cooking everything with Veg. oil. I'm from the South and we love to cook. In fact that is ... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:42:08 EST My Best Birthday Present! I think my new treadmill is my best birthday present! I was making so many excuses to not walk outside. My 2 surgeries last yr did set me back but now I am on a roll. I am feeling so much better and ready to do something about my weight. And the Treadmill is perfect for me. No more excuses!! And I love SPARKPEOPLE. I wish I could find a accountable partner. That would be awesome. I know I have to be my own best friend but it would be great to share with someone my ups and downs. So anyone ... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:18:15 EST Cutting portions in half <em>46</em> Cutting portions in half is not working for me. Once it did and I lost 20lbs but that was when I was a lot younger. I am not going to give up though. It beats going on a diet. The Richard Simmons diet was always good for me but its been a long time. I still have those Deal a meal cards(I think that is what they were called). I used to love his dancing tapes too. Well right now I am sticking to my new treadmill. I went from doing it for 5 min. to 30 min. I do break it up in 10 mi... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:42:44 EST First Blog! Ok,its my first blog and I am worried about my spelling and coming across as being kinda stupid. Oh well it is what it is! <BR> I love my new treadmill. I got it for my birthday which is coming up this Friday. I made too many excuses to not walk outside. I have a friend of a friend that lost weight by getting on the treadmill after she ate for 20 min. Sounds good to me. <BR> My weight gain started mostly after I had 2 female surgeries all within a yr last yr. But now No more Excuses. I do nee... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:23:59 EST