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6/9/10 12:33 A

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Cecelia- I used to be all or nothing. And I would get so down on myself. I'd do good for a little bit, but then, because I was so hard on myself, I started wanting things and when I would have ONE, I'd freak out and quit. Then I'd be even harder on myself, and that is when the emotional eating would start....snowball + downhill = avalanche. This is the first time that I've allowed myself to just do. Become aware as a first step. Then once I was aware, I noticed that I MADE better choices without paying much mind. Then I'd start on something else, like more water, less soda, one serving...etc. I'm not losing weight fast! I've been here 2 FULL weeks and have lost less than 4lbs. But that's 4lbs less than I had before, and I'm alright with that. Also, I'm 35 (on the 18th) and that's MANY years of bad choices to overcome. It took a while to get here, and it'll take a while to get there. And I can't cut out carbs, or go very low, I get all wobbly. So I eat a moderate amount of carbs throughout the day.

Anyways, it's hot as a dickens here. It was over 90 and it rained, and not enough of that to cool it off, so it's humid as all get out. I wish it would stay spring just a little while longer.

Tricky Tracy


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6/8/10 11:40 P

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To carb or not to carb, that is the question. Whether tis yummier in the tummy-er... yeah, I don't know how to finish that. I wish I could give up the carbs, but it's so hard! I lose quite a bit when I cut carbs, but it takes a lot of planning that I don't always have time for. Today was the first day since I started SP that I didn't go over my calories for the day. can I get a woohoo??

I'm a complete control freak too! I obsess about everything... the house, the kids, money, the laundry, just name it. It's my security blanket. If I keep my house neat and orderly, I can take off when something unexpected comes up, and I don't have to worry if the house is dirty, etc. I love my OCD!!

Mitchell, I did some walking, but it wasn't to my movie. I watched the kids' choice instead. I got bored with their movie, and it was already after 9pm. My day was just swamped with dentist appointments, pick up DD from a sleepover, shoes at the dance shop, then a stop at home for an hour, then to 3 hrs of ballet. Make dinner, clean the kitchen, it never ends! I wish I had more me time, but I refuse to wake up at 5am to get it!

Tracy, I need to take a page from your book. Slow and steady. One day at a time. I'm trying hard not to burn out. I just wish it wasn't so hard. My husband gave up Mt. Dew and lost 25lbs this month! I've got the wii, but not the wii fit. I'd hate to see what my avatar would look like with my dimensions!!

Shelly, today was a better day. I hope it was for your family too. Your days sound just as busy as mine. I'm hoping it's going to slow down soon! Whatever happened to lazy summer days?

~Cecelia~

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
-Henri Frederic Amiel


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6/8/10 10:11 P

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Mitchell - I do not follow SP recommendation for the carbs. I eat less than 30 grams per day. On heavy workout days I do up that a little to maybe 45. But that 45 is usually by adding 1 piece of 45 calorie whole wheat bread and about 4 ounces of orange juice with my breakfast. I think the recommended # is too high for me personally. You can still reach your carb number by eating clean. Fruits are high carb because of their naturally occurring sugars. Which is not a bad thing. Right now I am having dessert which consists of 2 tablespoons whipped cream and half a cup of berries. Oh so yummy and will actually bump me over my 30 carbs for the day. It was too good to resist though.

v-ball means volleyball by the way.

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6/8/10 4:17 P

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Shelly, I think not being in control is freaky, too. I really donít understand how they can do thatÖ Anyway, I hope you had some fun at the other park although itís not your favourite!
What is v-ball by the way?

Cecelia, I hope you walked a bit while watching the movie! And I think that is the right attitude. One step at a time and youíll do great!
I think itís okay to just read when youíre not feeling so well! Actually it's good to know you were around, even if you didn't post :)

Tracy, I think you have a good way of looking at things. I can learn from you! I always want EVERYTHING at once. And when it doesnít work out (which it usually doesnít Ė lol) I get totally upset and mad and forget all my plans and lose my motivation. I think most of the time it's true, slow but steady wins the race!
Congrats on the lost pound! You're on the right way!
I hope you reach your goal soon! The Wii is so much fun! Especially when you play with your friends or partner! :)

I have a problem. I know, it sounds stupid, but since I eliminated all unhealthy and processed stuff I have sometimes problems eating enough calroies from carbs when I try to stick with eating clean. Has someone a tip for that? Or is it not bad to go under SPs carb recommendation? I really don't know :/
My main source of carbs is now vegetables, fruits and pumpernickel.

My friend and I walked to university and that went well. I'll have to learn some things for my anthropology course now. Have a good evening and sleep well later on!

Edited by: MITCHELL-B at: 6/8/2010 (16:21)
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6/8/10 3:48 P

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After I dropped my oldest off at v-ball we came home and changed clothes. I walked the younger 2 to the park. It is a route I take nearly everyday for my run. They have been doing sme major renovations to the park this summer and today the tore up every single piece of concrete path that leads us to and through the park. Needless to say my kids were incredibly disappointed that we couldn't go there and play. I guess I will have to find a different route to take for the next few weeks. HMPH! We ended up at a park a little further away although they don't like it nearly as much. Hope everyone is having a great day!

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6/8/10 2:28 P

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Good Afternoon ladies!

Shelly- Don't forget to take your anti-inflammatories as well. Shin splints are inflammation of the tendons along the shinbone. So take some of those and drink lots of water. Oh and don't forget your stretches!

I'm glad your daughter has a lot of support in this time in her life. She's had a very rough go of it lately.

Cecelia- I wake up every morning and I work on one thing at a time. I drink my water every day, when it becomes a thoughtless habit I start something else. Like today, I'm starting my daily workouts. When it becomes habit I do something else. I AM tracking my foods, and I try to make a conscious effort, however, I don't get too upset if I go over. I get upset when I'm too upset to care anymore about this. (like the other day) And so far, I've been within my calorie range or within a couple of hundred calories. But for me, if I gung ho it all at once, I'll never stick with it. I'll hit burn out too soon.

Rachel- same with you. Just take one day at a time. If you can't work out today, then you just can't. Grab a bottle of water and work out your arms or something different. Sit on the edge of the couch and lift your legs. ANY movement is better than NO movement. And think, as you're building muscles...that muscle burns fat.

Mitchell- I have a goal of getting a wii fit. But it will have to be a reward for when I get to that weight. :) I'm too excited for words! I love my scale. I just don't like what it says to me some days.

Today's been a good day. :) I have lost almost a pound this week. Which I'm not too upset over. I'm hoping that this starts to speed up. I'm dealing with the new meds and all. My boyfriend has the week off this week. He got a new job, so he's transitioning from thirds to firsts. :) It'll be so awesome to have him home and be able to spend time with him.

Anyways, I'm out, I have a house to clean. I'll check back later!

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6/8/10 12:50 P

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You ladies are great! That's why I keep coming back! I try to treat each day like it's a new beginning. So far so good today. But it's lunch time, and I've got to figure out something for me to eat. And I stopped and rented the movie, Leap Year. My goal is to walk for the entire movie. I don't mind the treadmill as long as I have something to occupy my mind.

Shelly, I hope your daughter takes care of herself. Keep her busy. Retail therapy works wonders too! ;)~ But a therapist at this point might be a good idea. So much loss for a young person leaves wounds.

Mitchell, I'm glad to hear that things are better with the boyfriend. I might not have been posting, but I was still reading along. It always feels like I'm just snooping when I do that! Good luck with your presentation.

Time to make me some lunch, run the 6yr old to the dentist, find my 13 yr old somewhere between her friend's sleepover and the pool (I'm not sure where she is!). See you all later!

~Cecelia~

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
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6/8/10 9:13 A

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Today will be a better day. For all of us! One of the leaders from my daughter's youth group came over last night and took her to the church the boy went to. They were holding an impromptu service for the community. She came home sad but in a good way. She woke up early this morning and went on a run with my husband. She's in better spirits. Thank goodness! Thank you again for all of your thoughts and prayers. Keep them coming.

I didn't go run this morning. My legs are killing me. So I spent the morning icing them. When I take my oldest to camp, the park has a 1 mile paved loop. I'll walk that instead. Its supposed to cooler today.

Mitchell - I'm a control freak too. My husband laughs at me when I get uptight about things. He thinks I'm crazy. The truth is, he is the crazy one for not being a control freak. lol

Cecelia - You have to start each day as a new day. Its easy to remember what you did wrong yesterday and just say to hell with it and do it again. But you can't. I know you won't. You want to lose weight. You want to be healthy again. You will find the strength somewhere inside of you to make good choices today. Financial stress is hard, believe me I know. But it doesn't rule you. Those puppies...ok maybe they are ruling you, but you'll get a grip on them...not too tightly please. You can do this! The 1st 2 weeks are always really really hard. Just take them one day at a time and don't be hard on yourself when you misstep, it doesn't mean you failed. And when you feel like you have too much to handle, find something cut out. It doesnít have to be life changing, just lighten your load a little. Say no to someone, they will get over it I promise.

Rachel - The same goes for you as Cecelia. I know the med changes are hard. The meds appear to be controlling your life and your abilities to make changes and progress. You canít let that be the truth. By you making changes and good choices now, YOU will be in charge and control of your meds. Go to the store, buy A&D ointment, baby powder, and Cortaid. Treat the rash and then get moving again. Maybe its just a walk around the block but its moving and thatís what is important.

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6/8/10 5:22 A

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Good morning everyone!

Cecelia, how about telling your friends about your plans and ask them to do something instead of dining out? Perhaps some of them want to lose some weight, too and you could do something active instead. Or at least nothing that has to do with eating?! I don't really know, it is a difficult situation, but I don't want you to feel bad and to lose your will to do this!

Shelly, that's really... Worse than I thought! One death is hard enough to handle, but so many in such a short time? That will need time. I hope she can manage somehow with the help of her family and the therapist. I'll include all of you in my prayers.

I'm back in Goettingen and guess what? I DID bring my Wii balance board (scale integrated, so I don't have an additional scale) but I DIDN'T bring the crontroller! I left my parents house in a rush and I just didn't think of it. And honestly? I'm a huge control freak. Not being able to weigh myself is bad... Luckily there was a store that had scales on sale today and I bought one. I always wanted one with the ability to measure body fat, water and muscle mass and this new scale can do that, so I'm really happy about that.

This afternoon a friend will come over and we'll work on the presentation we have to give in one of our seminars. In the late afternoon I'll have a practical course and I'm planning on walking there together with my friend. I hope we don't get lazy until then and drive.

Anyway, I have to do the dishes now! Have a good morning!

Edited by: MITCHELL-B at: 6/8/2010 (05:25)
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