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DIVA_N_DENIM
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3/3/14 6:23 P

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Wow!! a whole month has gone by ... been wasted because nothing much has changed. EXCEPT, turned 67 last month. OMG, how the heck did that happen?!?!?!???

However, 1st Monday in a new month. Yeah!!!
Goal is to be 5# less by March 31st.
Plan: WW Flex points, max of 26; exercise 6 days/week, min of 30 min.
Times of significant wt loss in the past have always included honest, current food journaling ( beyond afternoon of Day 3!).
Recall a v successful loser sharing that it was all about water and veggies.
so ... here we go . . . again.

need to commit to posting every day except if away from internet.
By God, will achieve my goals this year!!
Size 16 jeans were tight at the waist . . . emoticon ,
Size L vest wouldn't close emoticon

My Motivational Image/Reminder is: A Football Game isn't won by one long pass down the entire football field. It's won, one play, one recovery, one interception, one yard at a time!
So far this year I hardly gotten out of my end . . . Fatt has a strong defence, but we're rested, rejuevanated and ready to keep Fatt's ass!!


Edited by: DIVA_N_DENIM at: 3/3/2014 (18:34)
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
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The greatest act of courage is to say "I Will Try Again".
Me :o)




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1/31/14 9:50 P

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Never give up, that's my line.



DIVA_N_DENIM
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1/31/14 12:40 P

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Friday - it's been a rough week. Woke Tuesday feeling fatigued +++ and "down". Hit by wave of depression - not sure what's up with that. Plans to exercise after work have been thwarted by the clinic being busy and running overtime etc. so not able to get to the Rec Centre in time for classes. Snowey days are now followed by cold cold cold! Spring cannot be here too soon!!

Spent time yesterday thinking about and doing some research on why the "disconnect" between what I know will produce weight loss and actually doing it. This's been the story of my entire life as weight has always been a struggle, altho what I used to consider 'overweight' would be below my goal weight now.

MBIS workshops are finished. Mixed emotions. Feel relieved that it's over because always felt pressure to do the exercises vs. not having time or energy. But feeling an element of anxiety because they also gave me a sense of peacefulness. Did a Body Scan exercise this morning.

Payday and errands to get done before work. REALLY happy it's February!! This IS going to be a great month for me!

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
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The greatest act of courage is to say "I Will Try Again".
Me :o)




DIVA_N_DENIM
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1/27/14 1:35 P

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Thank You's to MJefferson and Jibbe, for the support and encouragement.

MJ, noticed your exercise minutes - awesome!! I'm only at 700 - - like your goal of 1000/month.

JIBBE - nice to know I'm not alone in this quest of seniors regaining health & fitness. Often struggle with inner negativity only too willing to remind me of all the past failures at losing, therefore, why would I think I can succeed this time, or even moreoften, "Is it even worth the effort of trying again??".



Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
***********************
The greatest act of courage is to say "I Will Try Again".
Me :o)




DIVA_N_DENIM
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1/27/14 11:54 A

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Monday ... time's flying and have another post to get done so just quick check in here then will be back this evening.

Counted them out . . . 81 days until pretty important appointment which I've decided to use as an anchor for my 1st weight loss goal.

WEight is holding steady at 182.2 . . .pushed points limits throughout last week but didn't do horribly either. Lots of salads & soups. Yeah for me in avoiding sugar-laden social event yesterday . . prayers were answered by lower back spasms which gave me a valid excuse!
Hubby's also getting on-board with healthy eating which makes the days so much less stressful than when I used to wake up to bacon smells!

Had the realization last nite that I'd essentially wasted this past week . . . food choices weren't always the wisest (peanut butter & jam sandwiches), exercised 2 days then drifted away from that, as I did with deliberately adding veggies to meals and aiming for 8 water/day.

As mentioned earlier, have 81 days to get what I'd hoped would be 20 pounds off. That's close to 7 weeks, and at 2 lb/week that's only 14 pounds. (know "only" is not the best word but that's how I'm feeling right now - - ).

Motivating factor: reflecting on the past 2 years weight loss record, and already not breaking the pattern (started 2013 at 182, yo-yo'd 3# thru to May, then finally a bit off and doing okay until mid-October (had 7 off), but then the backslide started that brought me right back up to 182). I want / NEED 2014 to be different!

I think of Bill Phillips book, Body for Life, and he talks about Crossing the Abyss. We stand on the edge of a challenge, we know what we should do, yet only those who are able to really put their knowledge into action, make it across the abyss.

My Abyss is the first 15 pounds off . . . 20 would be awesome!! so while I focus on 15, 20 will be lurking in the backgroud.

Actions:
Food Journal: y / y / y / y
Stay w/i Points Allowance: n / n / n / y!
Add veggies: y / y / y / y
Avoid bread after lunch:
Avoid margarine: y / n / n / y
Cardio Exercise: (5x this week): Mon, Thurs
Strength / Toning ( 3x ) Mon , Thurs,
Find alternate evening activites: Break unplanned evening eating ( 1 snack's okay. 2,3 or 4 are not!)

Weight change: 182.2 to ?? {next stop, 179.8!}

Time to take control, Get in Control, and Stay in Control. Be Balanced, Successful and Happy.

Edited by: DIVA_N_DENIM at: 1/31/2014 (13:45)
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
***********************
The greatest act of courage is to say "I Will Try Again".
Me :o)




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1/25/14 4:07 P

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Winners get up one more time than they fall down! emoticon

The only "diet" that works is consistency!

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1/24/14 8:07 A

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My doctors don't care either, since I'm 64, so you have to do this for YOU and no one else. Just don't quit.



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DIVA_N_DENIM
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1/23/14 2:18 P

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Wed: Good day except overate by 2 bunwiches.

Intense deep water work-out, abs hurt!! Jenn pushed us hard and the group responded!!

But unable to fall asleep until 5am! emoticon What's on my mind??? I've had 2 people approach me about having friends who are starting to look at houses and with spring months approaching I'm hopeful we'll have interest in our house and it'll sell soon. DH is back home and DS is temporarily home until his work starts up again. 2 men in the house plus a cat who's starting to shed does not equal a house ready for showing. I'm feeling overwhelmed by the amount of clutter and the need to for a total house cleaning again. Work isn't letting up with having to work this weekend so not able to get even one full day to houseclean & tidy up.

Other than bunwiches last nite yesterday was a good food day with a very veggie stew and jello with fruit cocktail. Have lg Greek salad in frig also so today should also be a good food day.

Because of insomnia I had to sleep in so missed morning workout at the pool. Plan is to treadmill here for ?40 minutes then weights on the ball for another 20, or else may try to play my old Ball workout tape. Old technology!!

Sun's shining so we edge closer to spring emoticon

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
***********************
The greatest act of courage is to say "I Will Try Again".
Me :o)




DIVA_N_DENIM
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1/22/14 12:43 P

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Monday: A lot of frustration because treadmill won't work then internet problems at work. Fatigued and stressed.
Binged on bread and marg (toast). by the Grace of God it didn't cause arthritis pain.

Tues: Much better day. Salad and Veg soup so veggies ++++; Deep water aerobics with Jenn for 60 last nite. Not a perfect day tho because did indulge in 2 tortilla's, one with feta and the other with a slice of cheese was totally unnecessary.

Focus for Wednesday is to stay at 26 or fewer points and avoid breads after lunch. Have a bread / cracker / margarine -free evening.

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
***********************
The greatest act of courage is to say "I Will Try Again".
Me :o)




DIVA_N_DENIM
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1/20/14 12:33 P

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Mon. Jan 20th:

Last week was probably about 5/10 . . . some exercise but it wasn't consistent nor a priority.
Didn't keep a food journal - - have given up on a friend getting me a new Wt Watcher journal so bought a small notebook to use.
Food choices were so so, snacks started creeping back in.

Am aware of feeling anxiety in the pit of my stomach because it's Jan 20th and I am NOT moving any closer to my weight loss goals. I DO NOT want to repeat the pattern of previous years where I've slowly gained rather than lost.

Now my weight is really beginning to impact my health in ways I'm aware of and I'm becoming afraid . . . blood pressure's bounced up into 140', 150's and 160's!! Short of breath just coming up from the basement - - this is embarrassing.

Daily Goals for this week:

Keep an accurate, current food journal: Y / Y / Y / N / N / N / Y
Think about what I choose to eat: N / Y / Y / N / N / N/ Y
26 or fewer points per day: N/ N/ N / N / N / N
Drink 8 water/day: Y / Y / Y / Y / N / N / N /
Treadmill or Cardio at least 30 min/day: N/ Y / Y / Y / N / N / N
Weights, Ball or other Toning work-out for 15 min: N/ Y / Y / N / N / N / N
Mon: nil - treadmill won't start ... Grrrrrr
Tues: 60 min deep water
Wed: 60 min deep water
Thurs: industrial janitorial 60 min.
Fri: nil
Sat: fast janitorial = 30 min.
Sun: nil

Be successful this week = weight loss by next Monday. emoticon Next Week!!

Time to take control, Get in Control, and Stay in Control. Be Balanced, Successful and Happy.

Edited by: DIVA_N_DENIM at: 1/27/2014 (11:58)
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
*************************
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
***********************
The greatest act of courage is to say "I Will Try Again".
Me :o)




DIVA_N_DENIM
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1/15/14 12:04 P

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Am at my highest weight ever but am SO fortunate to not be dealing with arthritis etc. so am now able to at least move & exercise to help with weight loss. This year I will recover and regain my fitness and health ( blood pressure issues). We are in the midst of a move to a region of 100 lakes, Miles & miles of walking trails, no pollution etc. so am motivated to regain my health and live the greatest lifestyle possible.

I am 66 years old and have plans for some very physical activities this year. Kayaking Big Lake ( 3 hrs. each way), Biking KVR from Kelowna to Penticton and perhaps even the Grouse Grind one more time. Am at highest weight ever and a friend shared that we are at our highest body masses at 65 to 66 years of age and that's certainly true for me ... mid section's almost as big as my boobs. emoticon

Tried to start a blog but had trouble finding previous posts. Thankfully found this journalling area.

Looking back over previous years weight logs, I see the pattern setting up to repeat itself . .

First part of last week was awesome . . journalled, exercised etc etc, then came Friday when I didn't really go off plan but didn't exercise, was low on water & veggies, then it was the weekend. We went to our 'other place' which was okay but again, ate more bread than usual, had drinks and kept my journal 'in my head'. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were slippery wrecks.

Had another nosebleed yesterday and blood pressure (169/85) was highest ever for me. Doctors don't appear that concerned because it's not terribly high compared to others, but it's my highest. Have family history of strokes on both sides so, yes, I'm freaking out . . . then worry, don't sleep well, procrastinate etc etc.

Weight this morning was also an all-time high ( 184.8 ) Why whenever I commit to a challenge to lose weight do I promptly gain ???? Grrrrr

Anyway, am checking back in here to say I'm not giving up. In the midst of de-cluttering the frig ( hubby has brought all his stuff in 'from camp' where he'd been staying Monday thru Friday plus he decided to shut down our 2nd frig, so main frig looks like it belongs to a hoarder. Thank God it's garbage day today!!

In our Mindfull based intervention skills workshop yesterday I slowly came to realize that I'm beginning to slip into another depression (altho I'm so thankful I never go as deep as many do, it still affects me and is scarey as well as frustrating) . . . so this morning I deliberately turned music on ( surrounding myself with silence is a red flag as is tossing my eating plan out the window & broken sleep patterns - - all are happening).

enough rambling and time to get back to the frig/kitchen. Also making a pot of delish turkey vegetable soup emoticon

Edited by: DIVA_N_DENIM at: 1/23/2014 (14:19)
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
*************************
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
***********************
The greatest act of courage is to say "I Will Try Again".
Me :o)




 
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