SPIRIT4LIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SPIRIT4LIFE SPIRIT4LIFE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Heading Back To The Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4426168 Things have been a little out of whack for me lately but I am going back to the gym today. I needed a lot of motivation and I am glad I have my health coach to talk to. She helps me voice my concerns and issues and this helps me take a good look at where I am and where I want to be. Sun, 14 Aug 2011 12:34:20 EST Staying Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4408375 Today is going to be a challenge for me because I have family coming from NJ for my parents 50th wedding anniversary celebration. I took the day off from work so that we could make sure that things are in order for Saturday. I may not get a chance to go to the gym but I am sure that I will be doing a lot of walking around today. I am going to do my best not to get stressed out if things don't go according to the plan. Fri, 5 Aug 2011 08:27:48 EST Holding It Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4403171 Second day back at work. All is well so far. Did 1hr on the Elliptical. Wow! I never thought I could go for that long. It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it. <em>30</em> <em>314</em> Got up at 5:30 this morning and did a strength training workout. I am feeling proud. Tue, 2 Aug 2011 20:28:06 EST Back To The Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4396350 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l333684035.jpg">I went back to the gym today and it felt good. I finally go my mom to go so I spent a lot of time helping her out. She has had some knee surgery and needs to get her flexibilty back. It was hard for her at first but then she did ok. I will go to the gym again tomorrow. I am still working on getting in enough calories. Going back to work next week Yeah!! Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:44:19 EST Taking A Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4394586 I decided to take a break from exercise these last few days. I may do some kind of strength training later. I am not going to beat myself up about it though. Usually that is what I do. I plan to get back to the gym tomorrow. <em>328</em> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:33:33 EST What is Happening to My Body? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4390506 My body is doing some crazy things lately. PMS showed up again this month. What is going on? I feel like a big balloon. Made the mistake of stepping on the scale at the YMCA yesterday and my emotions almost went downhill. I knew that it would be high since it was early afternoon. Why do I continue to put myself through those changes. I know that I am not ready to handle getting on the scale yet. I am going to the motivation pages. <em>24</em> <em>234</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:32:04 EST Evil Scale! Frustration! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4386775 I am so frustrated with getting on the scale.According to my scale it seems as though I have not been working out or eating healthier enough these past 4 weeks. I know I lost some but I can't be sure that the scale is accurate. I get on it one time and is up and then the next second it is down. I really don't know what to believe anymore. Maybe I shoud just not get on it at all!! Oh well, I can't let this get me down. I have go to keep pushing forward. <em>225</em> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:37:10 EST Not Giving Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4385577 I know that I am worth all of the hard work I have put into getting a healthier lifestyle so far. So therefore I am not going to give up on me. Going to the gym these past few weeks has been sort of a challenge but I have managed to go at least 4 days. Was watching an old episode of Oprah and got some more inspiration. Going back to work next week so I will make it a point to get to the gym as often as I have the last 4 weeks. Wish me luck!! <em>331</em> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:18:01 EST Trying Really Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4378647 I am trying really hard to stay on track with exercise. My knees are hurting so I don't know if I will work out today. <em>24</em> I know that exercise is important but I don't if my knees can handle the 1 hr recommendation. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 08:08:46 EST So Far So Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374938 Well things are going pretty good so far. Even when I get off track I am able to jump right back on the right path. Went to the gym this morning to do my cardio. I will weigh myself next week before I talk to my health coach. I am hoping to see some loss. But if I don't I won't let it get me down. <em>30</em> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:48:19 EST Bad Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4369550 Well I made a bad choice last night by eating after 9pm. I was reading again and just had the urge to snack on some cereal. Well it would have been ok if I had not eaten so much. I am going to try harder to stop myself after one serving. I guess bringing the box in the room with me does not help, so next time I need to put some in a ziploc bag and then put the box up. I am determined to nip this habit in the bud. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:44:48 EST I Never Took A Good Look http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4367658 I saw a picture of myself from last year and it made me say "Oh my gosh, looked like that?" Even though it may be a hard thing to do sometimes you really have to take a good look at youself to see the real you. Seeing that picture made me realize that I cannot go back to the old me. I have started on this journey to a new me and I intend to stick to it. <em>344</em> I will reach my goal!!! Sun, 17 Jul 2011 08:36:56 EST Trying to Keep the Momentum Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4366847 I am doing my best to keep this momentum going strong. I have been to the gym 4 days this week. I am proud of myself for making it a part of my lifestyle. I just have to work on getting enough calories so that I keep my metabolism going. <em>324</em> Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:27:13 EST My Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4365297 Well things are going pretty good so far. I have managed to get my workouts in this week. I just hope I can keep it up when I return to work in a few weeks. That is going to be a challenge for me but I believe that I can make through. <em>41</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:06:01 EST Staying Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4360855 After reading an article about having an obsession with the scale I decided to put it away for a little while. I read some type of motivation article every day. I am learning and accepting that the scale is not the only way to measure my success. <em>192</em> <em>42</em> The scale shall rule me no more!!! Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:29:35 EST One Step Backwards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4357431 I took a step backwards last night by eating too many chips. I was so proud that I had not had any chips in awhile. Oh well, at least I didn't eat the whole bag.(I usually do). <em>24</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:41:09 EST Going Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4355624 <em>324</em> Doing my best to keep my mind body and soul focused on the end results. This seems to be one of the hardest things to do. I have been doing a better job with eating and so so with fitness. I do ok some days and then other times I suck!! Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:07:59 EST Keeping My Goal In Sight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4352537 I am really doing my best to keep my weight loss goal in sight. I did not track my food yesterday but I am going to make sure I do today. I am still struggling with getting in enough calories. PMS has taken over my body this week so I am trying not to let that get me down. I am determined to make this lifestyle change happen for good. <em>52</em> Sun, 10 Jul 2011 07:17:54 EST Giving Myself a Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349869 I am feeling really tired today so I am taking a break from working out. I know that I cannot take more than one day so I will get right back to it tomorrow. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 16:30:31 EST Still Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4347985 Well I am still going strong. I worked out again today. I tried really hard not to compare myself to the other women who were there. My goal was to focus on me and I think I did a pretty good job. I am worth all of the hard work. <em>30</em> Thu, 7 Jul 2011 20:06:40 EST Starting Over Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4341083 Well I am starting this journey over once again. I joined the ymca and since I am on summer vacation I thought it would be a good time to get busy. There have been a lot of stumbling blocks these past few months but I am not giving up on me. <em>249</em> I am in this until the end. <em>41</em> Mon, 4 Jul 2011 19:20:17 EST I''m BACK!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4294937 I am happy to say that I am getting back on track. I have had some things going on in my life that stressed me out and so I stopped reaching for my goal. But now I am back!! Mon, 13 Jun 2011 06:44:52 EST Still Getting Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4175016 Well I am still working on getting back on track. I got sick weekend before last and have not gotten any excercise since then. I am going to get out today and enjoy this wonderful weather we are having. Going to start out slow and work my way back up to where I was before. Send some support my way. <em>24</em> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:29:38 EST Getting Back On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4155019 I am really upset with myself for not staying on track last week. I had gallbladder trouble last year and in the process developed pancreatis. Now eating certain things make me really tired. I don't fully understand why this happens. There is not much information about it. This happens everytime I make the choice to eat too many chips. I slept basically all day yesterday and I still feel really tired. I am hopping to get my energy level back today so I can get back to my exercise and healthy ... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 07:19:46 EST Why Can't I See What Others See? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4142803 I got a few compliments yesterday and today. Only thing is I don't see what other people see. Even though my clothes fit differently and the scale shows about a 2lb loss, I still see myself as fat. I know this is not very positive but it's what I really see. How do I change that? <em>24</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 22:25:02 EST A New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4138135 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l908130775.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is a new day and I am going to make the best of it. It is my last day of spring break. I am getting ready to do my workout this morning so that I can relax the rest of the day. Going back to work will make it challenging to get my workouts in but I know I can do it. <em>9</em> Getting on the scale is such a problem for me. I think the scale is my ultimate nightmare. I try my best not to get on it everyday but... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 07:48:03 EST Working On Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4137181 I am really working hard to stay on track these days. I went over my calories yesterday so I worked hard on staying within my range today. Right now I still have some wiggle room. <em>24</em> I am not going to give up on me!!! Sat, 2 Apr 2011 17:40:17 EST