JOY0921's SparkPeople Blog JOY0921's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Need to find my motivation! I know when my routine gets interrupted, I have so much trouble getting back to it. This week has been tough for me for many reasons, and I lost my motivation quickly and my routine was gone. I need to get back on track! I have been sick but I have been feeling better! I had a small dental procedure done which resulted in swelling, bruising, and a tender jaw that really affected my eating. My jaw is sore but getting better and I hope to get back on my diet. Had a few other small things ... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 08:04:25 EST I want to feel better! Starting on Friday, I developed a cold. I just want to feel better soon. When I am sick, I stop tracking my calories, etc... and it takes me a while to get back to where I was. I especially lose my motivation to workout, and this takes me a long time to built that momentum up again. The plan is give myself today to relax and jump back on my routine on Monday. <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Apr 2010 09:08:10 EST Making progress I finally feel like I am making progress. <em>104</em> Seeing those numbers on the scale this week, have been very motivating. I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. Twelve years ago, my mom lost her battle with cancer. I was 23 at the time and had a very rough time. My mom, along with many of her family members battled major weight challenges. She always wanted me to be healthy and in control of my weight. At one point, she made me promise that I would try my best to never... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:28:45 EST Need to refocus a little bit Well, I just cannot seem to catch up on my sleep. I have not gotten 8 hours of sleep since last week. I am averaging 61/2 to 7 hours. I really need 8 hours and I am really feeling the affect. Plus, I have been drinking more caffeine which I am trying to limit. I have not felt up to my usually evening workout. I have to say, that I have been walking over my lunch break everyday. I am proud I am at least getting that in for some exercise. I am going to try leave work early today, so I c... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 06:43:25 EST Ready for Monday I am ready for today! I have to work 12 hours today, which is hard for me to manage everything with that many working hours with an hour commute each way. So, I tried to prepare a head of time. Last night, I got in a great workout, I got everything ready for my son to go to school (including his clothes, lunch, and homework all together), I prepared my lunch and lots of good snacks to get me through the day, I packed my sneakers to walk over my lunch, I spent time with my son playing t-ba... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 06:26:28 EST Weekend Reflection I got up early today to work out but I have a slight headache. I WILL workout tonight instead. No excuses but having fexibility in my plan. I was just reflecting on my weekend and I feel thankful for so many things about my weekend! <BR> <BR> 1. A good start to the Spring Challenge. Go Lady Bugs! <em>148</em> <BR> 2. Accomplishing a no tv day with my family on Saturday. We spend the day riding bikes. <em>332</em> <BR> 3. Enjoying the wonderful weather. It can be so motivating... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 06:46:56 EST Trouble Goal One trouble goal of mine... that is easy. Fitting in time for exercise. Among working full time, taking care of my family, ensuring my husband gets his fitness time, community groups I belong to, and church activities there is never enough time in the day. I know I just need to make exercise a priority but I just can't for some reason. I am just stuck on this one. I am almost half way to my goal weight, the weather is getting warmer, it is getting lighter earlier in the morning so what be... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 10:13:11 EST