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It was a rough morning...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

but the day is getting better. A wonderful co-worker brought in goodies for the office this morning, which included 2 fruit trays. I had yummy honeydew melon with breakfast and lunch. I also had a little pack of bite-size chocolate chips muffins, so I wasn't totally good, but such is life.

Have you ever noticed that the honeydew melon tends to hang around the longest when there's a fruit tray? Strawberries and watermelon disappear in a hurry and pineapple goes quickly also, but the humble honeydew gets left behind. That's fine by me, cause I love the stuff, especially when it's sweet and juicy like the batch today. emoticon

  
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SHILOHPIP 10/30/2014 7:58PM

    Thank you for your support and the NO CALORIE chocolate! emoticon

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BHSUZYCUE 10/30/2014 5:38PM

    Yes, the canteloupe also lags behind and it's also a favorite of mine. We ARE very lucky!! :-)

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HMBROWN1 10/30/2014 1:35PM

    I have noticed the honey dew melon is always last to go! It is my least favourite also but I will eat it. Cantelope usually hanging around at the end too and i love it. We are lucky!

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ROBBIEY 10/30/2014 1:34PM

  emoticon that it goes last. I love honeydew melon myself.

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Trying again

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My hopes and plans for this year have not come to fruition and I find myself starting over yet again. I am now at my heaviest weight ever and feel utterly exhausted at the prospect of losing so many pounds. I know I can't stay motivated if I think that way, so I am trying to think of each small step as a victory, to think of every good choice as a triumph and to think of every bad choice as an opportunity to get it right the next time.

I am now in the position of providing full-time care for my mom (with help from my brother and my husband). She has Alzheimer's and had a mastectomy in September (breast cancer which had spread to the lymph nodes). This severely limits my time to exercise, as she can't be left alone at home. She is in a wonderful adult day care center while I am at work, so that is a major blessing.

I won't be joining any challenges or competitions for weight loss, exercise, etc. It is enough of a challenge for now to just take small steps back to a healthier me. I am competing with physical exhaustion, mental and emotional stress and sheer lack of motivation - those are enough to deal with at this point.

I know that most of you have probably given me up as a lost cause, with good reason, but I appreciate any encouraging words anyone may have. emoticon

  
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BHSUZYCUE 10/29/2014 4:21PM

    Thanks, SHILOHPIP! emoticon I found that 20 lbs you lost too...and then some! They're so much easier to find than to lose, sadly. emoticon

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SHILOHPIP 10/29/2014 3:16PM

    BTW...I FOUND that 20 lbs. I lost...Trying again too!

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SHILOHPIP 10/29/2014 3:14PM

    WE can do this girl! WE will NEVER give up! SOOO happy that we are going to help each other. Hang in there..with God ALL things are possible! emoticon

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BHSUZYCUE 10/29/2014 2:35PM

    Thank you, ARNETTELEE! Very much appreciated emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 10/29/2014 2:17PM

  You can do it!

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The Journey Begins Again

Thursday, January 02, 2014

My fitness journey till now:

At the beginning of 2010, I weighed 356. My doctor put me on Metformin because my A1C was high, then I had to have surgery to remove my gallbladder. I actually lost 26 lbs without even trying - I think because of the new medication and changes in my digestive process after the gallbladder removal.

At that point, I decided to capitalize on the unexpected weight loss and see if a little effort could help me lose even more. On June 11, 2010, I joined SparkPeople to help me track my food and my exercise.

At the end of 2012, I was at my lowest weight - exercising regularly and eating right most of the time. At that point, a major work project started taking over my life and I started my online dating journey. Diet and exercise kinda fell by the wayside for many months - well into 2013.

In August, 2013, I got married AND began training for a marathon! Can we say setting myself up for failure?! As the days got shorter, the harder it was to fit in the hours of walking/running, plus I begrudged that time with my new hubby. I started falling off the exercise habit and the eating habits began to go downhill as well. Before I knew it, it was November and the holidays were looming.

Then another life event blindsided me - my dad went into the hospital with a heart attack and died just over a week later. My world kinda settled into survival mode. Taking time to worry about what I ate or to get some exercise completely fell off the priority list. Helping take care of my mom and trying to make some sort of holiday celebration happen for the rest of my family (including my new hubby) - those were the only focus.

So, here I am - starting all over again, but I am hopeful. Some lessons have been learned, I think, that will make me stronger. emoticon

  
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MARLENAMAE 6/23/2014 1:13PM

    You are such a beautiful person, I know you will be able to get back on track!!! Good Luck honey

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MADMANSMAMA87 1/23/2014 5:01PM

    2014 will be your year!
I have faith in you!!!
Stay Positive,

Jes

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MNABOY 1/4/2014 12:57AM

    2014 will be a great year!

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PELESJEWEL 1/2/2014 1:32PM

    emoticon Lots of major LIFE events unfolded for you. Congratulations on your nuptials and all the best in 2014!

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I'm baaaccckkk...and fatter than ever! ;-)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Well, not quite, but the lbs have experienced a resurgence over the last few months. I gotta get back on track, so SP to the rescue again.

There have been many changes lately, the most notable of which is that I found my forever guy!!! Serious woohoo time now emoticon emoticon I have the ring

and the emoticon day is fast approaching.

Work is beginning to settle down to a dull roar and I am slowly working my way back to healthier eating emoticon emoticon and drinking emoticon habits. Exercise is next on the agenda. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Wish me luck, my wonderful SparkBuddies - life is pretty exciting right now! emoticon

  
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KNYAGENYA 6/19/2013 2:43PM

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A quick thank you to my wonderful Sparkfriends

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I have been unable to Spark consistently for some time, due to the demands of work. I have maintained my exercise habits (some days better than others), but my eating has not been the best. As a consequence, I gained back almost 30 of the pounds that I had lost. On the plus side, I completed my second half-marathon in March and have almost completed my duties as a group leader in the same women's running clinic that I attended as a participant last year - the clinic that got me started as a runner. I got interviewed by a reporter for our state-wide newspaper about my experiences with the running clinic and, just last week, I actually placed 5th in my age group in a 5K. (In the interest of full disclosure, it was a very small group of people in the race and there was approximately 15 minutes between my time and the time of the lady who placed first in my age group. That is not a normal spread between 1st and 5th place, but it felt really good to hear my name called and to go get that award, even though it will probably never happen again in my lifetime.)



So, just like life, my fitness journey has had its ups and downs lately. The really cool thing is, no matter how absent I have been from SP, y'all have still been there supporting me and checking in to see if I'm ok. That means so much to me and I just want to say "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" You ROCK!!

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BRIDGIEEE 5/4/2012 10:30AM

    Way to go with all of your accomplishments! I know how life gets in the way sometimes and it is so frustrating but it sounds like your heart is still in the right place.

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