REDBIRDFLY's SparkPeople Blog REDBIRDFLY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Forcing the gym issue I can see now 2 weeks into my health diet that I'll get very discouraged if I only lose 1lb or less a week. I tried to do a 11min chair work out the other day, I did it for about 3-4 killed me! My lower back is so sore I can hardly drive my car. Just shows me how far out of shape I really am. The only way I'm really going to make it is to make the 1 yr comittment, and beyond and pay them the $45 Bucks!! I hate that! Obama Care should include free gyms for tax payers, it woul... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 16:07:45 EST DAY 13 OVERCAME MY VICES NOW HOW TO SQUEEZE IN EXERCISE? OKAY....I QUIT DRINKING <BR> OKAY... I QUIT SMOKING <BR> OKAY... I'VE STAYED WITH MY CALORIE RANGE <BR> <BR> ALL THAT IS WELL AND GOOD, I'M PROUD OF MYSELF! <BR> <BR> BUT HOW DO I SQUEEZE A HOUR OF EXERCISE INTO A ALREADY LONG DAY: <BR> UP AT 6AM....SHOWER, DRESS, EAT BREAKFAST, PACK LUNCH, MAKE MY BED <BR> LEAVE FOR WORK AT 7AM....DRIVE FOR A HOUR <BR> ARRIVE AT WORK 8AM <BR> LEAVE WORK AT 6PM <BR> DRIVE A HOUR, GET HOME AT 7PM....CHANGE CLOTHES, FIX DINNER, CLEAN UP <BR> NOW IT'S 7:45 PM... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 15:46:58 EST I Finally Weighed In..... Okay...I know I said I wouldn't weigh myself, well I caved in. I went to wal-mart and bought a $11.00 scale. I HAD see I've been feeling sooo good and could tell I'd done well by the way I feel but I guess I needed some validation. Guess what? I lost 10 lbs! Wow.....that's validation. I can't stand to see the scale go up and down and only moves a fraction so I think I'll only weigh in every 10 days, something good's bound to happen in 10 days, right? Even3 lbs is good, that'... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:13:46 EST Saved room for dinner Yipee...Tonight the boss is taking us out to dinner at a nice steak house. He's rewarding us for a job well done. I've only eaten 700 cals so far today so that leaves me 5-600 cals for dinner tonight...How many calories in Lobster? Heehee. I'm looking it up now!! <em>4</em> PS...Day 8, no cigs, no booze, on track! Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:55:47 EST Die McDonalds, Die Burger King, Die Taco Bell...You're killing Us! I want to share a couple things I saw on a show from England called the Food Hospital. They cure patients ailments with changes to their diet and the results are amazing starting at 3 weeks and full recovery in 12. Things like psoriasis, acid reflux, bad liver function, etc. Here's a couple tips I'm going to try: <BR> No Sugar........Stevia or other natural sweet ok. <BR> No White Flour.......Whole Grain Only 1st ingredient <BR> No white potatos.....Red Potato only <BR> <BR> Why? They sai... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:36:23 EST Back away from the scale... I had a idea form in head today....what the heck is all this "Weighing In" Non-sense? <BR> <BR> I read peoples blogs..."I did everything right this week and only lost 1/2 a pound" Oh my God I'm a failure......WRONG!!! <BR> <BR> Aren't we in this for the long haul? Isn't the whole point of this journey to get to a weight we feel and look comfortable at? Then maintain it? Does it REALLY MATTER what we weigh? <BR> <BR> I refuse to get on a scale....I felt a rib today I hadn't felt for a... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:11:48 EST Glory Hallelujah I feel Unchained... I just hope it is Day 6 no smoking or alcohol....My lungs feel much better today, I can almost take a slow deep breathe without hacking and coughing, the air actually smells sweet. I'm still wheezing but it's eased up about 30%, my throat still feels hot inside, like a sore throat when you have a cold. <BR> Driving into work this morning I had time to reflect about how my body feels, unchained from the cigs and alcohol. I felt like a weight has lifted off my shoulders, I real... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:21:17 EST Day 4 Hanging in there....I'm finally unraveling the things that caused me to go off the deep end...I don't need to go into detail, it doesn't really matter what the specifics are just my response to them. So far I've said no to alcohol, cigarettes, bad food decisions and lack of exercise. Unbelieveable how much better I feel in only 4 days. Now I'm examining what got me here (there). I'm happy to find the help here on Spark and the kind words people have shared with me have been very helpful ... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:26:21 EST Our bodies are so amazing... It's only been 48 hrs since I quit smoking and I can already tell the difference in my breathing.....I can't wait to see how I feel in a week. After abusing my lunges for 40 years I'm amazed that I havn't developed some sort of cancer, juries still out on that, you know you hear stories..."she quit smoking last year and died last week from lung cancer" you just never know, but one thing I do know is if I don't stay quit this time my future looks bleak. <BR> My colleagues think I'm crazy to... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:27:16 EST I'm a Quitter!! All I kept saying to myself this morning on my 1 hour drive to work was"No... No...No" <BR> I'm determined to be a quitter. What? Hold your horses....What did I just say? Got ya... <BR> I quit smoking cigarettes today....Man...They had a hold on me...40 years, 480 months, 14,600 days, 292,000 cigarettes, $73,000. Sure do wish that cash was in my retirement account. Not to mention the alcohol that went with them, somewhere close to $50,000 in 30 years. <BR> I'm 36 hrs in, Day 2 with SP,... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:19:32 EST Things I said YES to today Just went grocery shopping to stock the frig at work. <BR> I said YES to: <BR> Frozen wild salmon filets <BR> Canned chicken breast <BR> Canned Tuna in water <BR> Organic baby greens <BR> Non fat Cottage cheese <BR> 2 Apples, 2 Pears, bag of Cuties and a Mango <BR> Thin Everything bagels <BR> Diet Raspberry Vineigrette <BR> Eggs Whites <BR> Sugar free French Vanilla creamer...still need my Coffee! <BR> <BR> Thank you for your encouraging words. I feel better already!! <em>100</em> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:11:20 EST Self destructing...I quit! Abusing alcohol... Today I quit <BR> Gaining 1 lb a week for a year...Today I quit <BR> Not exercising...Today I quit <BR> Eating anything and everything I want...Today I quit <BR> Not drinking water daily...Today I quit <BR> Self destructive behavior...Today I quit <BR> <BR> We'll see about tomorrow...To be continued Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:49:37 EST