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5/11/10 10:11 A

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Aubrey,

Just checking in. I pray everything is going better for you. Let us know. We're here for you!

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5/10/10 3:18 P

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Hi Aubrey,

I read the thread and am sorry about all the stress in your life right now. I agree with blessedmazars about hitting your workouts even harder. Do you have access to a punching bag? If not, pretend you do. I love to do some kickboxing when life is particularly challenging. Get all that inner stress out and you'll feel better afterward! Hang in there and don't give up on yourself.

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4/26/10 2:35 P

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Hi,
It's okay. I had a busy weekend and am just now getting back on SP. emoticon
I know I need to hit myself with harder workouts when I am frustrated, rather than internalize it. When I do that, I get sick... which I was all weekend, ha. But, I did do strength training.
I figure I'll let my daughter take the test. I already know where she's at. We're switching schools next year, anyway, so I am going to stop caring about arguing with them. emoticon
As for family, they'll drive you bats if you let 'em. I'm working on staying out of it, and just trying to pray for the best outcome for my great-granny.
Thanks for writing such a nice letter.

Aubrey :)
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"Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain." ~ Bob Dylan ~ Not Dark Yet


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4/24/10 10:43 P

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Aubrey,

Sorry I didn't see this thread sooner. First, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother and all the things wrapped up with her hip. I know that it's so easy to fall back into habits or take the easy way out when life throws you a sucker punch.

This is when I remember to sucker punch life right back. I hit my workouts with an extra amount of umph when it happens. I NEED that stress reliever and working out helps that so much. I ALWAYS feel so much better afterwards, even when I cry as a result. Just making myself do something that I don't want to do and completing is satisifaction for me.

I'll be keeping your and your family prayer. I know this road is not an easy one, but you CAN do this! I truly believe in you. AND I look forward to sharing in your triumphs (and even some failures) with you! Set your goals small and keep with them then add to them.

BTW, I just love testing time. I'm ALWAYS more stressed out about them than my children. Especially since we don't receive our results until June 1st. So I wait for two months wondering....that's not fair, right? :) Have a super Sunday!

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4/22/10 1:47 P

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Yep, I figured it out, haha. Sometimes just typing/talking about it makes it so clear. emoticon
I called my grandma and told her she needs to call her mom, haha. She did and was amazed at how well she was doing. I think she was in denial and, I don't know. I am just glad she is calling her again... of course, the family is still fighting & my cousin is still stonewalling me, but what are you gonna do? Just shrug and say, "Oh, well." emoticon
As for the testing, I figure I am more nervous than she is, so I'll just let her take it, haha. I already know where she's at, so it's no biggie.
And, I have exercised 2 out of the last 3 days. (Had dental work done yesterday and my mouth hurt... and now, I am sick, but I'll still do something tonight, ha.)

Aubrey :)
Workin on losing the baby weight so I can get back to "maintaining" my 100 lb weight loss... Ticker reflects PP weight and my goal weight...
"Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain." ~ Bob Dylan ~ Not Dark Yet


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4/22/10 1:09 P

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I think you've figured out your block! So sorry your family's being that way.
And I think the testing should show your daughter's improving--and that's what counts in the end!! Just do what's important for your dd, keep her happily learning and improving. Perhaps they should just consider 'holding her back' a year (repeat the 2nd grade testing) and go forward from there. All kids learn differently. So sorry for that stress, too!

Keep exercising! It will keep you energized and lower your stress. Hugs.

Tina

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!

Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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4/20/10 12:47 P

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HI,
I'll check out the have you gotten in your exercise today listing.
I think I might just be unmotivated because all this stuff is going on in my family right now. (Great grandma broke her hip, and my aunt, uncle and grandma are all fighting over what needs to be done. No one can agree.)
SO, people, being generally difficult (God, love them emoticon ) have stopped talking to eachother, and I have been doing a lot of calling people, and trying to get everyone to realize they are fighting because they love her, and are mad at the helplessness of the situation, not eachother... of course, with stubborn people, it can be a challenge! I thought *I* was stubborn until this happened.
emoticon I am the youngest, yet my grandma and mom call me to tell me all of this, and I am the only one who's calling my G-Granny, and I keep telling them to call, but they don't want to call just in case my uncle is there. It is maddening. She asks why they aren't calling, and I have to make excuses for them. I call to tell them I called, and what I said, and they both say "Oh good, now we don't have to call." Seriously!?
I have a cousin who isn't responding to my calls or emails, and it bothers me, because she told me she's on her dad's side. I don't know why there has to be "sides". Why can't we be on my great grandma's side? Isn't her's the one that counts?
I HATE when people fight, and I think I just need to realize that I can't fix this...
Oh, and my plateau has been here since great granny broke her hip. Coincidence? I doubt it.
So, yeah, after soul searching, I think that is what is going on with me. I think I have mentally exhausted myself.
That, and my 2nd daughter is special needs, and they are trying to pressure me into giving her the state testing this year. I only let her take it last year (2nd grade) so she could get a tutor for language arts. She scored "Far Below Basic", which we knew she would, and then they all got upset about it, and I felt the pressure of WHY she wasn't performing to grade level. I have held her back a year, and she is doing BEAUTIFULLY at that level... but, it is still a year behind. They don't take that into account for her testing. So, of course, looking at the practice materials, she will bomb 3rd grade testing this test this year, but if she was given the 2nd grade testing, she'd do great. I don't see why they can't understand that. They won't hold her back in their records because of No Child Left Behind, or something like that. They keep mentioning that phrase, and it confuses me. (I homeschool through a charter school because we get speech therapy services twice a week for free... and a Language Arts tutor... she was not speaking intelligibly at Kindergarten level & they told me she was "severealy autistic" and wouldn't ever speak/write/read/compute math. They were wrong... so, considering the fact that she is ONLY a year behind when she SHOULD be in 3rd grade, is quite amazing. Why can't they see that?)
SO, like I said, I thought about it a lot last night, and I think I just have a lot of junk going on, and the motivation to exercise just isn't there. The weather (gloomy) is matching my mood and sort of making it worse.
I will work on doing at least 30 minutes 5-6 times a week, and work at getting in more as my energy increases. I know that sometimes, when you think you have no energy, exercise helps that... I'll keep that in mind. emoticon
emoticon for responding!

Edited by: AUBREYJO at: 4/20/2010 (12:56)
Aubrey :)
Workin on losing the baby weight so I can get back to "maintaining" my 100 lb weight loss... Ticker reflects PP weight and my goal weight...
"Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain." ~ Bob Dylan ~ Not Dark Yet


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4/19/10 5:52 P

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Hanging that swim suit in front of you isn't doing it, huh? :) I had a very hard time getting my frame of mind ready to really work on losing this year. Getting the right frame of mind can be tough!!

How long have you been at this plateau? Learning to maintain is an effort itself. Maybe you need to stop and just make that a habit. Blessedmazars and Shawnalucy have both lost a lot and kept it off, and gone back and finished to goal, I believe. If they don't respond here, shoot them a note.

Now that I know your goal, I can hold you accountable! Should we start a weekly goal thread instead of a monthly goal thread? We can do that!

emoticon So--I expect to see you posting in the 'have you gotten your exercise today' thread! I'm going for 6 days a week myself right now with Sundays off.
I'll check on you and you check on me, okay?

Oh, and Seanda is a great encourager and good with plateaus, too.


Tina

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!

Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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4/19/10 3:40 P

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I'm needing to get on a "challenge" to kick my booty into gear! I am hovering between 163 and 161 right now. I had gotten down to 159.8, and I am not sure exactly WHY that number made me do a mental freakout/vacation on tracking my food...
My high school weight was 165. (I'm 5'11), and I thought I'd be happy at 185, 175 or 165... but once I got to those weights, I could see areas that could use improvement, so I adjusted.
My newer goal was 160, then 155... Ideally, I'd like to get to the 150-155 region, but for some reason, when I realized I haven't been this weight since I was 16, I sort of stopped trying as hard as I ought to.
I mean, I don't pig out, I just stopped working at it, and it is annoying me! My ankle has been bugging me (I sprained it badly, and exercise still irritates it.) I know I am using it as an excuse, because when it hurt worse than this, I would exercise and and fight back tears, it hurt so bad, but I got through it.
I start out my day by logging my breakfasts, and then the rest of the day happens, hubby will want to go out for lunch on the weekends, etc... I eat healthy/lower calorie foods (like the Heart Smart menu @ Panda Express)... but, still... I am not sure why I am so negligent with my success... I just figure "Oh, well, I'll do better tomorrow." And, my weight fluctuations are okay... not really gaining or losing... just wavering between 2 lbs.
Anyway, i think I'll cut & copy & put this as a blog, ha...
I'll go peruse my other teams to see if they have challenges. For some reason, when I join those, and post my weight, and how much I want to lose a week, I always meet or beat my goal... I really need to buckle down. I am so close to my goal. I just don't know WHY I am sort of semi-sabotaging myself.
I think I will put my goal at working out 5 times this week, at least... I used to do 6-7 for an hour a day, but I got burnt out. emoticon

Edited by: AUBREYJO at: 4/19/2010 (15:42)
Aubrey :)
Workin on losing the baby weight so I can get back to "maintaining" my 100 lb weight loss... Ticker reflects PP weight and my goal weight...
"Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain." ~ Bob Dylan ~ Not Dark Yet


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4/19/10 1:53 P

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I'm hoping everyone can post here weekly to let us know how you're doing. We'd like to celebrate any and all progress with you. (I've been drinking my water for a week now!) Doesn't have to be huge, see? emoticon

Also, if you need tips or encouragement or even a kick emoticon , let us know. We want to be there for you. That's what friends--and teammates--are for. emoticon emoticon

Edited by: TINAKATRINA1 at: 4/19/2010 (13:55)
Tina

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go... " Go ahead and dance!

Reading about Paleo and Raw Food diets is inspiring changes in My diet! Just enough to want to add lots of veggies!


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