MAMABUTTERFLY3's SparkPeople Blog MAMABUTTERFLY3's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Tired of being tired! I've been tired, bloated, and having a harder time staying focused lately. Which could be because of a number of things; being a woman, not exercising, and eating sugar. All things that apply to me <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> My body seems to be at a comfortable weight of 150lb because I haven't been exercising regularly or refraining from sugar for several months. I think it's because we eat well otherwise (whole grains, lots of veggies, fruit) that my body is maintaining that weight. So on o... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 12:26:50 EST Yay! Finished my 5k! I finished a 5k this past weekend! I'm really excited! I can't really express how wonderful it felt to finish and to have given it my all. And! it's addicting! I love the feeling of accomplishment, how energized/tired I am afterwards, and pushing my mind & body just a little bit farther than before. Already I started thinking about 10k's, and then Half Marathons, and then Marathons! Then I try to reel myself back in and tell myself to slow down. One day at a time. Training can be time consumi... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:25:50 EST Weight loss calculator/Calorie tracking hesitancy I found this website very helpful in figuring out how many calories I should be aiming for to lose weight. <link><BR>calculator.php </link> <BR> I've been very resistant to tracking calories because I don't want to become obsessed about it, but I also want to make sure I am eating enough calories to lose weight and not putting my body into starvation mode. As a christian, I also want to keep Christ as my focus and my relationship with Him and not let we... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 16:24:21 EST Goodbye perfectionism! I'm a perfectionist through and through. Whether I'm typing a blog <em>20</em> , trying to be healthy, or attempting a DIY project, etc. Obviously we should strive for excellence, but we shouldn't allow the idea of perfection to paralyze us or keep us striving for this unattainable ideal. Nobody is perfect, but God. Just be who you are with excellence and put one foot in front of the other! <em>30</em> So here is goodbye to my 'All or nothing' attitude! I don't want to pass it on to my c... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:00:57 EST Re-commitment OK. So I decided to post another blog today. I need to re-commit myself to getting healthy. Right before Christmas I dropped off the bandwagon. I got discouraged. My scale didn't say what I wanted it to say and so I got down on myself. I realize now that I was focused on the wrong thing, a number. So my goal is still to reach 130lb, but more importantly I am focusing on the steps to get there. Water, Exercise, Eating healthy, & Support. Not only that, but I want to focus on how exercise and e... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:46:55 EST Inspiration So I was debating on whether or not to get on the treadmill and decided to read some encouraging posts on SP. Yes, it's a great thing and I've been encouraged, but Really...I was just procrastinating instead of being obedient to God's leading to "Just do it! Get on the treadmill!". Soo...I read a blog by Montana_Ed called "Is fat an excuse?" and it was so good! What resonated with me was not only using excuses, but also using my fat as a type of "shield". A really bad shield, but one that mak... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:51:24 EST Yay! Size 10!! I had been wearing a pair of size 14 Lane Bryant jeans, but they were becoming baggy. So I bought a pair of size 10 jeans over the weekend and they fit wonderfully! <BR> I'm so excited! I'm still having a hard time staying motivated though. The scale is not moving, but my jean size is. So my mind tries to rationalize by saying that all brands have different sizes and that I'm not making progress, but just happen to fit into both. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it's hard not to determine suc... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:49:49 EST