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12/20/2012: It's been so long. I'm not up for making promises to myself. I just need to be here in the mix for a while. My sweet love is gone. Yes, I have him in my heart, but I'm a mere mortal. I want him here. So I live on for my kids. Hoping that I too can one day enjoy the rest of my days here. Funny, I look at my goals. All of these goals were made when he was still here...before he was diagnosed. I had no clue what was to come my way. Oh well...one day at a time. Wait, I do have a goal. I'm going to log on at least 20 minutes a day. And that's good enough for now.

10/4/2011: Today I'm committing to losing 12 pounds by Christmas. I'm not giving up until it's done. And even when it's done, it's never done, because I'll always have to be mindful of what I eat for the rest of my life. I was thinking as I ran today. ...Wow, 15 years ago, I ran just so that I can eat what I want to eat. Today, I have to run AND watch what I eat. Age is a mother...shut yo mouth. lol

8/18/2011: It's been close to 5 months since I last wrote. Time to reassess. I've become complacent with my eating. In part, because I had an excuse. Vacation, stress, whatever. Well, my pants are getting tight in the hips, and stomach is poking out. I know what this means. I'm slipping, and the fall will only get deeper. Haven't weighed myself in a long while. I will today. Scared to see the results, but it's a MUST. Seeing it on the scale will help me get myself back in line. The difference is that now I know what to do. Just need to do it. Everything has a price and being slender is no exception. I like being thin, and most of all I like being in control. So, here I go



3/23/2011: I started with Atkins Induction and worked my way "up" into eating healthy carbs. I avoid sugar, breads, pastas, and rice. I do eat healthy carbs. Limited to veggies, one fruit a day and oatmeal sometimes. I've been doing this for close to two months now. Before smart carbing, I was a candy aholic, and didn't think about my carb intake at all, and it showed. What I've noticed most about eating fewer carbs is a change in my lower half. Before smart carbing all of the exercise in the world couldn't rid me of my huge fanny, and very stocky thighs. My body is still a work in progress, but I'm happy I found something that works.

02/19/2011: I feel as though I'm getting a second chance at the life I've always wanted. I'm learning about nutrition, and I'm now practicing a Smart Carb lifestyle. LIFE is GOOD. The scale had not moved for me for a long while, because I was addicted to carbs. To date, after starting a low carb program, I've lost a total of 17 pounds. I don't have much more to lose. My real challenge will be maintaining my weight loss and living a low carb lifestyle. To all the nay sayers. I say TRY IT!! I'm a believer.

11/1/2010: It's been three months since joining SP, and it's an absolute God send. I've lost 10 pounds, which may not seem like a lot to most, but for me, it's a real success. I have 10 more pounds to go to complete my challenge. I'm suppose to do this by mid December.

Things have become harder for me to lose weight. I'm an addict to food. I have learned this since coming here. I depend on food as a source of comfort when I'm overwhelmed with stress. Sometimes, just thinking about something unpleasant or uncertain causes me to turn to food. Usually, junk food.

I decided today that I'm not going to allow food to control me. I am going to be in control of what I eat and when. And my reward is not only looking better, but more importantly feeling so much better. Junk food has it's name for a reason. I'm determined not to feed my body junk. My body is a temple, and God has only given me one. I'm going to cheerish and respect it.

This is a life-long process. There is no "end." Sure, I will lose those last 10 pounds, but if I "end" it there, I will undoubtedly succumb to another bought of weight gain.


Member Since: 7/28/2010

Fitness Minutes: 16,905

My Goals:
As of December 20, 2012: Log on daily for at least 20 minutes.

By December 25, 2011: Christmas present to myself 12 pounds slimmer.

October and November, 2011

1) Drink 8 Cups of Water

2) Run at least 4 miles 4X per week.

3) Focus on lower half strengthening at least twice a week.

3) No bread, poatoes, fries, rice, or junk food

4) When I crave something sweet, grab a piece of fruit

4) No eating after 9:00 p.m.

5) Smart Carb. This does not mean no carbs. It just means not eating obviously carb/sugar laden crap. Choose veggies, chicken, fish, and eggs.

6) Drop the Bars, and Nuts unless it's individual sized.

7) Begin October 5th with Weigh in. Weigh every week until December 25.


My Program:
One Day @ a Time.

Before eating, ask myself are you scared, worried, stressed, angry.

Chew slowly. Really taste my food.

If hunger isn't the problem, then eating is not the solution.



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I'm a single mother of two kids. I have a cat, Jezzibelle, and a fish that she peacefully coexists with. I'm an advid runner who had knee surgery in April, 2010. I'm making my way back to almost daily runs again.


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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13

Death is Mandatory, Living is a Choice.

Runners Run.




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