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today blew by like a flash storm

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I was kinda busy today and still managed to eat pretty healthy overall even after going to bob evans today. I had to help a friend watch her kiddos while she went to child support court today, I missed breakfast which doesn't bother me like I don't get hungry or anything but I know it's best to eat at least something small to keep you metabolism at a good rate and to be healthy overall. Then when she got out of court we went to bob evans restaurant I ate a grilled chicken sandwich that had a bed of spinach portabella mushrooms, cheese no sauce or dressing and a small serving of coleslaw, I also had a few cheese bites, I know the ciabotta bread wasn't that great for me but otherwise the other ingredients were overall a healthy choice. then when I returned home I had to go the kids open house at school, they had hot dogs for the main course, not so good but I had only one with less then a half serving of chips and some not so ordinary health pasta salad that had carrots, corn, cucumbers and tomatos....no cheese or pepperonis. better than the norm I also had a tea and more than 8 cups of water today....overall I did the best that I could for what I was given. plus I had a great time today even though I missed my zumba class I take a different one tomorrow to make up for it....the plus side I climbed three levels of stairs and also descended the stairs as well on the way down. plus I walked and walked in the kids overly large school tonight....Highlight of my night my son's science fair project won 3rd place ! way to go Nathaniel I'm so proud of you.

  
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KCMAGPIE 5/24/2013 6:47AM

    Sometimes it's making the right choices on those 'normal' days that feels like such a victory! Keep it up!

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kitties galore

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A stray mother cat I took in about a month ago had kittens about 3 weeks ago. They are all up and moving about now. I wish they were older so I could have mother fixed. she keeps wanting to go outside but I fear she will get frisky with the neighborhood strays again.....All the babies are running around a bit now with their tiny voices in sync meowing at one another to play. just 5 more weeks until they can find some new families. Hopefully I can get them fixed at the low cost clinic before they go to new homes. I don't understand why people don't fixe their animals if they are not going to breed them. I see dead animals all the time on the road and it makes me sad to think if someone had just fixed them that perhaps we wouldn't have the surplus of animals on the streets.

anyway, i'm going to the gym today, had my herbalife for breakfast which i'm a little addicted to. It's like I can't wait to try a new flavor. It's crazy how this little morning drink can fill me up and satisfy any cravings until lunch. I'm going to be bumping to some zumba today and then slow my roll with some yoga afterward. I really want to burn these calories.

I think I gained some new muscle as well, I've been seeing some muscle tone I've never noticed before in my legs and in my arms....my bat wings are slowly disappearing! yay

well ta ta for now.

  


whistle while you work

Monday, May 20, 2013

I've been in a pretty great mood lately, got my old motivation revved up again. I wanted to do a video blog so I could show off my new guns but the sound won't work for some reason to record. that's a little frustrating and since i'm not a computer geek i'm not really sure what's going on there.
this weekend I built a garden platform out of pallets so I could my veggies planted. I just need to fill it up with dirt and fertilizer and get going. I can't wait but my husband doesn't really care and he's the one with the truck to haul the stuff. I wish he were more like me, all he seems to care about is socializing and sleeping...although he has been going to the gym with me for the last week or so, which is really great. but he's grumpy as always. I told him today to just go by himself from now on. I just don't need the negativity.
I've got my kids eating a bit healthier now too, but my husband just wont do it. he says he will but when I buy the food he's like there's nothing in the house to eat because he doesn't like fruits or veggies.
one of my old friends called me yesterday, it's been about 6 months since I've talked with her. we were on the phone for an hour and a half. it's amazing just how much you miss in 6 months. she's pretty active and has completed the p90x program, she lost 30 lbs which is totally amazing to me. I wish I could do that but I find it hard to look at the tv and do the workout well at the same time especially when there are floor excercises where you should naturally be facing down.
I do zumba and beginner yoga again tomorrow! It's like I can't wait for the days to come around after the weekend. I think i'll be better at it this time around. since i'll kinda know some of the steps. but those latin dancers are just so fast with their feet. no wonder they are thin.
well I guess that's about it for today. I hope I can get the sound working so I can post a video log sometime soon....wish me luck!

  
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KCMAGPIE 5/20/2013 12:27PM

    Sounds like you have been busy! Great job!

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MELISSA46310 5/20/2013 12:01PM

  Good luck! That's great that you're trying to get your kids to eat healthier! I'm scared of p90x! But i love turbo jam, you should try it sometime! I hope you stay motivated, I'm finally at that point too!

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i'm starting over

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I haven't been doing what I need to do, but i'm getting back on the wagon and starting fresh, it's hard for me to forget that I failed but I need to do better. I'm going to try a fitness class, maybe I can make a new friend to talk to.

  
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TKO0551 4/16/2013 11:46AM

    Me tooooo!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KCMAGPIE 4/16/2013 11:30AM

    You haven't failed! Sounds like you've been maintaining instead of losing - that's part of the big picture, too! I think I may have mentioned this before, but if not... The SparkCoach 'free trial' helped to jumpstart my motivation a few months back. Just checking in and watching to video each day and completing the tasks they give you helped me to refocus and get on track. I didn't do the paid subscription after the free trial but kept thinking if I got in that low motivation slump again I may just do that. There's always a link at the top of various pages to give it a try.

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KAYLOU6 4/16/2013 9:03AM

    I know that feeling, thinking I have found the weight loss plan (hate the "D" word) for me and this time I am going to do it, this will work yada...yada...yada. The plan fails, what a let down! Just as Vic stated in a previous comment, "Don't start over, but rather start anew", I like that! There is only one way to lose weight (in my opinion) eat less of whatever your little heart desires, only at meal time, drink lots of water, don't eat after a certain hour of the day ( all of our schedules differ) and last but not least, exercise. It doesn't have to be any certain routine, just MOVE...LOL, good luck Hun!! ~Karen~

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MJRVIC2000 4/16/2013 8:24AM

    Don't start over, but rather start anew. Whatever you did before did not work, so try a different approach, new goals, and with an understanding of what it will take to make it work this time. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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JLEMUS1 4/16/2013 8:24AM

    I know how you feel I was doing good and then I had some issues and boom weight back on, so I hit it hard again starting last week Monday!! I know if I can do it so can you, just forget the past and live for today!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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help!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I've stopped tracking my food, my exercise is dwindling and i'm not feeling motivated. I think because i'm the type of person that needs that extra little push. I tried to stay involved in the community pages, blogs etc...but I feel that there is no real person out there pushing me....I've been at 195 for ever and i'm really wanting to keep going, I started to see results but on the other hand I can't seem to find the will to push myself to stay on track...

  
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BLONDIE218145 4/9/2013 10:25PM

    We're all here for you...you know you want to complete your goals. I for one am here for you...add me!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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