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mini break through

Friday, March 29, 2013

my husband won a trip this summer to the Bahamas. So we decided we would take the whole family. It would be the last time the 6 of us could go since our daughter is getting married this fall. So we all had to get passports. The girls got theirs in Dec while home on school break. They came in the mail about 4 weeks later and I put them in the desk. Last week I really cleaned out my desk. I mean really cleaned it out threw tons of stuff away. Well today 2 more passports came in the mail and I went to put them with the others and I couldn't find them. I started to stress. I looked and looked and couldn't find them. Now at this point I would be shoving anything and everything into my mouth. Instead I turned on Christian music text the girls to have them pray. I went to the desk and started calmly looking. I found the missing passports and there was no extra eating.

So excited!!! I don't know if I will be able to do it again but today I am rejoicing

  
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PENNYLYNN73 3/29/2013 9:55PM

    Of Course you will do this again...and again. I am so happy for you! emoticon

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AUNTB63 3/29/2013 7:32PM

    emoticon YOU will be able to do this again....have the faith. emoticon

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THOMS1 3/29/2013 4:10PM

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MARTYJOE 3/29/2013 3:58PM

    Well done. Stress eating is really hard to overcome. I hope you are proud of yourself

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Thursday Results day 7

Friday, March 29, 2013

Great DAY!!!!!!!!
It is amazing what a good nights sleep and some sunshine and a day off can do for you.

My Goals:
1. track everything I did and even stayed in my ranges!!!
2.30 min. of exercise. 43 minutes!!!!
3.15 min. of quiet time. Did 30 min
4 Take down snowmen and put up spring stuff. winter stuff is put away spring stuff is up!!! ( i will have to come up with something new to clean)
5. measure my food. I didn't do it for everything but for some stuff

Hope today will be as good.

  


Wed. results day 6

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My goals were not met but I did have a good night sleep last night so I feel better today(Thur). I am ready to try again.

My Goals:
1. track everything I did even though I was high again( no wonder why I am not losing weight)
2.30 min. of exercise. did nothing
3.15 min. of quiet time. Did 15 min
4 Take down snowmen and put up spring stuff. Winter stuff in the boxes and still sitting on the floor in the living room.
5. measure my food. Didn't do that either

  
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PEACEHOPE1 3/28/2013 2:09PM

    Hi there, glad to see you're still out there trying. That's what matters most!

You know I've fallen down many times on my weight loss journey. After falling so many times and struggling to regain momentum, I learned that for me, the only way I can make a restart is to begin again with baby steps.

Personally, if I were struggling with momentum, I wouldn't be able to be successful with your goals because they would overwhelm me and I probably wouldn't do much or any of them each day. Measuring food is very time consuming, tracking and counting calories is the same, 30 minutes of exercise every day is overwhelming to me unless I'm already at a strong starting point.

Again this is just me, but if I were struggling as much as you indicate in your past couple blogs, I would probably start with baby steps such as journal all my food (but I wouldn't log the calories - I'd just write down what I ate) and also start with a small amount of water (such as 4 glasses). I probably wouldn't even make exercise part of it but if I were really wanting to, I'd probably try for 10 minutes a day. No matter how busy my day is, I could always find 10 minutes even if I did it during three commercial breaks. Basically, I'd set a couple very tiny goals that wouldn't feel overwhelming at all. I'd set myself up for success.

And then only after I achieve those for a few days, would I consider upping them a bit. For instance, at that point I might increase the four glasses of water to six, continue logging my food with no calorie notation, and maybe try for 2-3 freggies per day. If I were exercising, I'd probably keep it at ten minutes.

I'd make sure I was successful with those small steps before I'd raise them another small bit. I'd keep doing that in very small increments and only after being successful for a few days first. It may only be me, but when I'm struggling I cannot regain momentum and get my feet back under me when the goals require too much of me.

I know some people don't like the thought of that because they think it'll take them forever to get to their goal weight. And of course it does take longer restarting each time with baby steps rather than come out of the restart gate at full speed. But for me, I'd rather have small successes and get myself back on track slowly but surely, than to take a longer amount of time hoping I'll wake up strong enough one day to take on bigger goals.

I hope this helps in some way, and I'm rooting for you!



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63KEEPONGOING 3/28/2013 9:18AM

  Keep up the exercises; it will pay off eventually. Sometime, we lose inches when the scales show nothing. That is because muscles hold fluid. In the long run, muscles help you to burn more calories. Are you drinking at least 8 cups of water a day. That really does help.

I hope you will have a very successful day today.
Be determined and girl, you will get there.

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Tuesday's results day 6

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I am going down hill and down hill fast.
I guess my mind set isn't right and I know all the things I need to do but just can't seem to make myself do them. No will power or just plain lazy either way I fail.

My Goals:
1. track everything I did even though I was high again( no wonder why I am not losing weight)
2.30 min. of exercise. did nothing
3.15 min. of quiet time. Did 15 min
4 Take down snowmen and put up spring stuff. Winter stuff in the boxes and still sitting on the floor in the living room.
5. measure my food. Didn't do that either

I will try again today. but just a note my breakfast today was over 1/3 of my calorie range.

think I need to go to bed earlier I am still tired when I wake up. Plus I thing I am getting a cold.

  
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BECCAR6 3/27/2013 9:41PM

    All of us have bad days. At the beginning, for me, I had a lot more bad days than good. If you are getting sick, you should definitly rest.

Is it possible you need to focus on one thing at a time? Maybe you need to work on only getting in a workout or only adjusting your breakfast meal right now. Find one or 2 meals you really like that are healthy and stick with that for breakfast. After a week, change a snack or something. They may be small changes but small changes still lead to lasting changes which can lead to major progress.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 3/27/2013 9:06AM

    Maybe your goals just don't motivate you. I am a firm believer that if you find the right goals, you will accomplish them. I just COULDN'T get myself to exercise until I made the goals to learn how to do Sarah Conners pull-ups and to become a runner and I haven't really missed any workouts since. Find something you really WANT to do, and it won't be so hard to get yourself to do it.

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LOVE2MY3 3/27/2013 8:14AM

    Cheer up! We all have bad days, and lazy days, and the "I just don't want to" days. But don't let it derail you from the goals you want to achieve. What's done is done, so just move forward, and take baby steps towards your goal. And don't forget to smile! emoticon

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Monday's results day 5

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Not as good as i would have liked.


My Goals:
1. track everything I did even though I was high again( no wonder why I am not losing weight)
2.30 min. of exercise. did nothing
3.15 min. of quiet time. Did 30 min
4 Take down snowmen and put up spring stuff. Winter stuff in the boxes.
5. measure my food. Didn't do that either

I had an emotional day yesterday and ate more than I should have. The 1 good thing though the things I ate were healthy like carrots and almonds.

Today I am hoping to do better although I did have a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast. I am working today so my steps will be higher and I can't snack all day and salad for lunch.

  
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LOOKINGUP2012 3/26/2013 4:09PM

    emoticon for choosing healthy. It's hard not to overeat when emotional. It may turn out okay because of your choices.

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CANDEE412 3/26/2013 7:33AM

    You are on the right track. One day at a time.

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