day 604 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/26/2016
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DIANEDOESSMILES is a SparkPeople Motivator!
FINALLY Headed for ONEDERLAND !!
The FALL 5% Challenge starts on the 24 of September !! I am SOOO EXCITED for I WILL hit ONEDERLAND !! It's the 7th right now so I have 2 more weeks of being on the break. Many teams stay active on the break including ours "The Spirited Under Dogs" AKA Dawggies. I am hoovering at the 205 mark. At my highest I was 288 in a size 3X,, should of been in a 4X. Now I am a large. HOWEVER sizes were changed a few years ago because Americans are now bigger. Guess that's so "we don't feel bad." Well yeah that DOES make me feel that saying "I am in a large" is a LIE.
I have quite a few physical conditions which often make exercise difficult, but I FIGHT to do ALL I can when I can. Even when restricted to bed/recliner, I CAN still work on my arms.
If you struggle with emotional eating, please know this HAS to be addressed ! That's the UP and DOWN I've been fighting against during this time. UP until January this year. Sparks has a LOT on emotional eating,,,, search the articles, read the blogs, talk to your friends such as doing a blog(S) and ask around for advice.
I learned to do OTHER things instead of eating. Keeping my hands busy is what it all boils down to. Also asking "Am I willing to eat an apple?" If the answer is YES than I KNOW I am really hungry,, that's OK !! But, if the answer is "I think there's some ice cream (Your favorite junk food here)" than your most likely having a CRAVING ! Please get busy for at least 15 mins, if after that time you ARE Hungry, grab something low calorie.
I have many health issues, 24 surgeries on ,, 21 on feet. I do NOT allow the pain to stop me from being active. Actually as with so many others, moving HELPS the pain !! I have learned to do easy yoga (Beginner yoga on youtube.com) which EASILY takes my neck, back , legs, hips from an 8 on the pain scale (of 1 to 10 ,, 10 being the worse pain ever possible,,,,,, legs suddenly amputated such as in a car accident before you get medical treatment) I am OFTEN at an 8, but doing the exercises (Also ask Dr FIRST and for advice !) takes me EASILY down to a 2 ! IT WORKS !!!!!
TY for looking on in ! On the Dawggie team I am the ML,, Motivational Leader. This is the BEST Team I've been on here !!! WOOOHOOOO !! If you LOVE to compete (doesn't matter how much you can exercise,, though YES we ARE competitive again the other teams) ASK me please about this team ! YOU CAN ALSO lose 5% of your weight in just 8 weeks, if you are willing to do the work. First hint,, TRACK ALL the food you eat !
To hit ONEDERLAND within the next 5,, maybe 6 weeks !! DEFINITELY during the FALL CHALLENGE 11 To make my 5% I need to lose 10 lbs,, and YES I WANT THAT ! It'll be harder with recovering from a surgery on foot.
The MOMENT I am approved to start to exercise from the surgery, I WILL !!!! I HATE not moving around !
To stay in calorie range as said. To do my best to have my protein level at 70gm as my dietitian has me doing for a good recovery.
I am a very stubborn person so when it comes to making a goal,, I PLAN ON SEEING IT THROUGH !! I am a very kind person so please don't allow that word "STUBBORN" bother you its only against myself.
I am OWNED by Izzy Ma Gizzy as MaryAnnGi) calls her,, she's a brown tiger kitty cat who had belonged to some SPARKS Pet groups, but yeah she's DROPPED most of the weight and I WANT both my tablet (of which she is TRAINED to know when she hears the BEEP of it turning on to COME so she can play the Mousey game. The mice run across the screen she goes BERZERK to catch them !!
I am very fortunate to be the ML (Motivational Leader) for the Spirited Under Dog team (A part of the 5% Community Team) ,, AkA "Dawggies" of when the new ones are coming on are referred to as PUPPIES !! Aww so fresh and new,, so FULL of enthusiasm that I GET SOO EXCITED I MAY leave little spots where they DO NOT belong ! if you have read this far on my page,, please mention that,,, and I;ll send you a goODIE !
Did you happen to notice,, I wrote A LOT about the cat,,, and only a little bit about the Grandkids? LOL they know this !! LOL !! They are used to it. Though they know I LOVOUS them with ALL I have !
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| current weight: 207.4
I'll see what I can do to find some really yummy doggy treats! In the meantime, I put your Fire Department on alert. My doggy loves green beans, apples, red grapefruit, carrots, bananas, peanut butter, watermelon, red peppers, cantaloupe, strawberries...and...popcorn. C'mon over and we'll bake up some yummies for the Dawggies!
4 hours ago
Awwww thank you both for your lovely comments and for the team mail about the vlog. That was so nice!!!
11 hours ago
Funny you should mention that you live near Portland, in Maine - that's where my "old" Spark buddy was from. Small world ha, I don't hear from her often anymore because she is a new mom and has less time of course... I am adjusting to the challenge just great, I think ours is just the competitive team I needed to "kick me" into action LOL. I was with the Shooting Stars for the previous challenge, I think I have about 3 behind me now so I know how things go around here. However, I wasn't very successful during the past challenges and I have a feeling that will change with this one!
I hope so much that your foot gets better very soon! Best wishes to you. You will be in my thoughts!
I don't have any new suggestions for the challenge right now, I love it the way it is! But if I think of something I will let you know.
12 hours ago
Glad they are finally getting around to the surgery so you can enjoy life! I've started a prayer chain for you. Love you Gal!
14 hours ago
I decided I have time to squeeze in another part-time job. I am now a professional dog catcher. I've been giving at least one of your kennel-mates a scare.
My life is crazier, but less busy. Strange but true. I have more time for the gym - or I'm making more time for the gym. Probably because I am on campus more days but shorter hours, and a fantastic circuit class is offered just after work. No excuses! Anyway, I am giving you a little extra warning that it looks like I will be done with my travelling sooner than expected and I'll be back in the kennel for the next challenge.
14 hours ago