0
 
Author: Sorting First Post on Top ↑ Message:
 
ON2VICTORY is the moderator for this forum.
 
PLUGINALONG's Photo PLUGINALONG SparkPoints: (24,320)
Fitness Minutes: (5,137)
Posts: 816
2/16/14 6:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
of course.

SPARKERS ROCK!!!!!


 current weight: 169.0 
 
169
163.5
158
152.5
147
MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
Fitness Minutes: (16,395)
Posts: 1,280
2/16/14 5:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Not anymore!

The only "diet" that works is consistency!

NTAGABSF!



 October Minutes: 0
 
0
43.75
87.5
131.25
175
SLLYONS51 SparkPoints: (52,437)
Fitness Minutes: (6,366)
Posts: 2,157
2/16/14 9:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
no. With the kids grown I'm pretty much #1



 Pounds lost: 7.6 
 
0
13
26
39
52
BABYSOX's Photo BABYSOX SparkPoints: (78,460)
Fitness Minutes: (76,611)
Posts: 2,765
2/16/14 7:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I used to be, but now I am #1 and I do not apologize for it.

Life is for living!


 Pounds lost: 2.8 
 
0
6.5
13
19.5
26
MEMEJ4's Photo MEMEJ4 Posts: 1,187
2/10/14 8:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think I am at #3 now, movin on up



 October Minutes: 1,197
 
0
750
1500
2250
3000
KEEP_GOING247's Photo KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 1,754
2/10/14 8:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I used to be. Right now i've moved up on the list



 October Minutes: 0
 
0
0
0
0
0
GEVANS7's Photo GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (69,630)
Fitness Minutes: (65,377)
Posts: 1,516
2/10/14 6:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
No, not anymore. I learned the hard way. I'm an empty nester now. Things are much more hectic when you have children in the home and all of their activities and social networking comes first. I have lowered demands made on me through church, social; and community obligations.



 current weight: 152.0 
 
179
171.75
164.5
157.25
150
JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
2/10/14 5:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I used to give everyone else's needs for my time priority - I always came last behind family, clients, employer, you name it, until I had a major health issue out of the blue and realized that I needed to rearrange my priorities. Surprisingly enough, the sky did NOT fall, the work still gets done, and I make time for workouts, eating well and getting some down time. Funny how that works... :)



 current weight: 106.0 
 
150
138.75
127.5
116.25
105
KJFITNESSDUDE's Photo KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
2/10/14 1:03 P

Send Private Message
Reply
He wants us to be number 1
Proverbs 19:8 - He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
sTOP TRYING TO CONSUME A MAGIC WEIGHTLOSS PILL, OY!
JAMIRBLAZE's Photo JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 886
2/10/14 12:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Being healthier has made it easier to deal with my aging parents, job, help friends, etc. Sometimes, like when I've been stuck at the hospital, I may not be able to make the best food choices, but I do my best with what I have. I also plan, plan, plan as much as possible for snacks, etc.

Exercise has sometimes had to be bumped a day or so, but I rarely go more than a day without formal exercise and still try to be active (standing vs. sitting, walking as much as possible, etc.) as I can.



 October Minutes: 517
 
0
312.5
625
937.5
1250
DIDS70's Photo DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
2/10/14 12:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
God is first on my list- everything else follows that.

:)


 current weight: 250.0 
 
250
220
190
160
130
BETRHO48's Photo BETRHO48 Posts: 4,107
2/10/14 12:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
yes, but I am trying to change that

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right."
~Henry Ford


Total SparkPoints: 57,615
 
50,000
52,499
54,999
57,499
59,999
SparkPoints Level 17
MYAKAYAH's Photo MYAKAYAH Posts: 4,161
2/9/14 9:16 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
No I am first on the list since I have to be careful with my health, everyone else comes after that~

"If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay."

"Your happiness is up to you. Whatever happened in your life to make you who you are up until this point is irrelevant. It is your responsibility now to take control and change your life to be what you want it to be. Energy and persistence conquer all things. Make time, not excuses."


 current weight: 127.0 
 
142
137.75
133.5
129.25
125
KIPPER15's Photo KIPPER15 Posts: 5,820
2/9/14 8:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Usually near the bottom



 October Minutes: 962
 
0
375
750
1125
1500
KKLENNERT809's Photo KKLENNERT809 Posts: 7,629
2/8/14 9:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
No I am not. I am in my 50's and my children are on their own. So I have plenty of time for me.


I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.


Total SparkPoints: 207,838
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
Fitness Minutes: (76,885)
Posts: 2,953
2/8/14 5:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
No way baby! Yet it has taken a lot of work to be the top of the priority list. Basically I have been number one for awhile so that I can be the best for my family.



 October Minutes: 0
 
0
42.5
85
127.5
170
GRAMMIEOFTWO Posts: 2,409
2/8/14 3:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am slowly working my way back to the top of the list.


Allie


 current weight: 173.0 
 
192
184
176
168
160
BANKER-CHUCK's Photo BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,617
2/8/14 2:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
No. I am in charge of my health and well-being.

Chuck

1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
12/1/15 Goal 180

**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??


 current weight: 253.0 
 
277
252.75
228.5
204.25
180
SHERYLDS's Photo SHERYLDS Posts: 12,044
2/8/14 6:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've had more than a few enlightenments. Now I'm at the top of the list.

Sheryl from New Jersey, USA... EST


 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
5.25
10.5
15.75
21
JOHN_SKIM Posts: 216
2/7/14 11:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Not any more!

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!


 Pounds lost: 25.0 
 
0
11.5
23
34.5
46
GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
5/20/13 12:05 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I totally did. I stopped giving an eff, because my kids' father didn't give an eff, and now...I'm miserable in my own skin and that's not a good place to be.

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.


"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."


 Pounds lost: 26.0 
 
0
34.25
68.5
102.75
137
KJFITNESSDUDE's Photo KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
5/20/13 9:37 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Sometimes I feel as though some folks will use others on their priority list as an excuse NOT to lose weight.

USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
sTOP TRYING TO CONSUME A MAGIC WEIGHTLOSS PILL, OY!
AMARANTHA120S's Photo AMARANTHA120S Posts: 474
5/18/13 5:33 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I am not first on the list but very near the top lol.

"Maintenance of a major weight loss sometimes means dealing with the regains." ~ Me

"Constant vigilance." ~ Mad Eyed Moody


 current weight: 123.8 
 
129
126.75
124.5
122.25
120
TACDGB's Photo TACDGB Posts: 6,131
5/18/13 5:27 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
finally put myself on the list. I may not be first but I am near the top.

Terri


 current weight: 110.5 
 
136
129.625
123.25
116.875
110.5
MEBAZI's Photo MEBAZI SparkPoints: (15,785)
Fitness Minutes: (2,172)
Posts: 277
5/18/13 10:32 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That is something I work on daily. With 4 kids and one of them being 6 months old, it can be a challenge.



 current weight: 190.2 
 
252
228.75
205.5
182.25
159
TENNISJIM's Photo TENNISJIM Posts: 9,945
5/18/13 6:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
No, I am not



 current weight: 155.0 
 
203
191
179
167
155
KKKAREN's Photo KKKAREN SparkPoints: (214,157)
Fitness Minutes: (87,366)
Posts: 11,636
5/18/13 6:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh no, I'm first on my list. I live alone, kids grown and live far away it makes it easy to be first.

Karen


Total SparkPoints: 214,157
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
GREEN-EYED-LADY's Photo GREEN-EYED-LADY Posts: 1,359
5/17/13 1:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Not at all. My health (physical, spiritual, and emotional) is my number one priority. It's got to be that way so that I can take care of those I love. SparkPeople has helped me improve my health SO MUCH. Now I can be a better wife and mother. emoticon

"Learn from me, and you will find rest for your souls." Jesus in Matthew 11:29


 current weight: 175.0 
 
205
192.5
180
167.5
155
LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,289
5/17/13 12:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have put my child first many times when it comes to food. When we did not have a lot, I gave her the better healthier food because she was still growing and developing and I was not. I would absolutely make that choice again as a parent.

Other than that situation, I choose to eat healthier than many people. I am not going to eat something unhealthy just because someone else prefers unhealthy foods. I don't have to eat whatever they want to eat.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
5/17/13 12:09 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I agree, Sheryl. What we need and what we want are very often two very different things.

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.


"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."


 Pounds lost: 26.0 
 
0
34.25
68.5
102.75
137
SHERYLDS's Photo SHERYLDS Posts: 12,044
5/17/13 11:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My NEEDS have to be first ... if I'm going to be of any good to others.
My WANTS are a different story. the needs of those I love come first.

It may sound contradictory ... but it's not

Sheryl from New Jersey, USA... EST


 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
5.25
10.5
15.75
21
JANCARD's Photo JANCARD SparkPoints: (54,583)
Fitness Minutes: (50,462)
Posts: 1,482
5/17/13 10:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I used to be like that. Then a health scare made me realize that if I didn't start making it a priority to make healthy choices (food-wise and in other areas), then I probably wouldn't be around to take care of anyone else on the list. Suddenly it didn't seem so selfish to make it a priority.



"This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth....Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie?" - Marilyn Monroe
______________
jan
OBIESMOM2's Photo OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,493)
Fitness Minutes: (40,069)
Posts: 4,472
5/17/13 10:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
aimeecopeland.com/andy-blog/2012/07/29/han
dicapped/

dang...that girl is totally AMAZING! 200 crunches in 7 minutes? 400 leg lifts in 7 minutes? PLUS pushups, planks and side planks! With all the amputations she had...just WOW.

Her dad said they got lots of calls around the 1 year anniversary of her accident earlier this month, requesting interviews and wanting to make a movie. When he told Aimee, she said, "Dad, I haven't done anything! There is no story to tell. Wait until I actually DO something, then maybe we can talk."

group leader, Reaching Our Goals in 2014 - JOIN US!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=58417


The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen


 Pounds lost: 18.0 
 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
LUV2SURFCHIC's Photo LUV2SURFCHIC Posts: 705
5/17/13 10:37 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I was when I had younger children. Now I'm an empty nester and for the most part am the top priority.



 current weight: 184.0 
 
185
176.25
167.5
158.75
150
MYUTMOST4HIM's Photo MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
5/17/13 10:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I used to be

"Be not afraid of going slowly, only of standing still"


 current weight: 264.0 
 
264
245.5
227
208.5
190
MIRANDAFRM2's Photo MIRANDAFRM2 Posts: 290
5/17/13 10:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I used to be last, but now I take time for myself in the morning before anyone gets up. I feel much more positive since I have done this and enjoy time with my kids even more. It helps that the weather is nice too.



 Pounds lost: 19.6 
 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
5/17/13 10:27 A

Send Private Message
Reply
If I don't keep "bad" food in the house, bad food choices aren't an option for anyone. Easy peasy.

I'm bored. I think I'll go do some wall push-ups.

Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 5/17/2013 (10:28)
MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.


"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."


 Pounds lost: 26.0 
 
0
34.25
68.5
102.75
137
KJFITNESSDUDE's Photo KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
5/17/13 9:51 A

Send Private Message
Reply
@OM2: AWESOME! I hope people read your reply.
emoticon

USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
sTOP TRYING TO CONSUME A MAGIC WEIGHTLOSS PILL, OY!
OBIESMOM2's Photo OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,493)
Fitness Minutes: (40,069)
Posts: 4,472
5/17/13 9:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
why would thinking about somebody else cause you to make bad food choices for YOU? I cook healthy. DH will eat what I eat, or fix something for himself. Or sometimes I will add a little something to his plate (if I eat a meatless meal, I'll cook a piece chicken or something as part of his meal). He likes those frozen healthy meals, so I buy them for him. I can't remember the last time I ate one.

I don't have kids, but do they really NEED junk food? Granted my experience is through family or friends, but I know several whose kids eat good food. My nephew's favorite after school snack has been raw veggies and ranch dip since kindergarten (and he's 14 now). He does like Krispy Kremes, but that's a treat. Not a daily thing.

as far as where I fall on my priority list - I set aside my exercise time for ME, just about every day. There aren't many things that I do JUST FOR ME, but that hour or two is MINE. Yes, I will change things around for emergencies or very special occasions (and Friday is NOT a 'special occasion'). But when it's a pre-scheduled event, I just move my planned exercise time. Usually that means making sure I get in a morning workout.

it IS all about what is REALLY important to you. If you really want it, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse.
aimeecopeland.com/ Aimee is a prime example of somebody who will not let ANYTHING keep her from doing what she wants.

group leader, Reaching Our Goals in 2014 - JOIN US!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=58417


The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen


 Pounds lost: 18.0 
 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
INSIDEOUT2010's Photo INSIDEOUT2010 Posts: 572
5/17/13 9:26 A

Send Private Message
Reply
My list used to look a lot like this. But now the children come first, I come second and everything else comes after.


"If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up."


 current weight: 175.0 
 
202
186.5
171
155.5
140
KJFITNESSDUDE's Photo KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
5/17/13 9:17 A

Send Private Message
Reply
My children come first, even if it means that I have to make bad food choices for myself.
My spouse comes next even if it means I have to make bad food choices for myself.
My parents/siblings are next even if it means I have to make bad food choices for myself.
My close friends are next on the list even if means I have to make bad food choices for myself.
My Job is more of a priority than myself even if it means I have to make bad food choices for myself.

Does this "list" sound/look familiar!?

For me, all of the above are true except the second part of each sentence, I make good food choices and NEVER use family & friends as an excuse to make bad food choices for myself. Time & again I'll read or hear people talk about how they'll lose weight but got too much going on right now for that non-sense weightloss stuff.

IDK, maybe I got it all wrong and nobody thinks this way....

USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
sTOP TRYING TO CONSUME A MAGIC WEIGHTLOSS PILL, OY!
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other SparkPeople Cafe Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
How did you meet your significant other? 4/28/2014 1:26:13 PM
Arranging the freezer 7/26/2014 9:07:36 AM
Spark teams vs message boards 6/27/2014 6:21:29 AM
I NEED MOTIVATIONAL FRIENDS ON HERE 5/5/2014 1:10:01 PM
What if my calories expended where WAY ... 8/6/2014 8:35:15 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=31013410

Review our Community Guidelines





Diet Resources: multivitamins centrum | centrum multivitamins | children multivitamins