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27 to go ...didn't and couldn't do it today

Friday, October 31, 2014

I had every intention on getting and working out today but my mind and body couldn't do it. I was so tired and sleepy I just couldn't. Not an excuse just is...

My energy level lately has been poor. Got to get my blood levels checked. I haven't had my super green foods in about a month and that has kept my anemia at bay. When I ordered them I ordered the powder formula instead of the pill formula. Amazing sent me a double order by mistake and so I got one of them free. Too bad it wasn't the pill formula but I'll use it in my smoothies.

I have plans to workout today after work. Hopefully my body will be wide awake by then. Well that's it have a great weekend!

  
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MAJORGENERALS 10/31/2014 7:51AM

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28 to go...2nd wake up and workout done!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Yep it's day #2 and I was up before the crack of dawn getting my strength training, stretching and core work done. Yyyyaaaayyyy me!

I feel the sleep beast trying to jump on me right now but I'm downing my first cup of coffee. I feel pretty darn good today. I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the elliptical yesterday. Did some therapy stretches when I got home but that was it. Decided to get some groceries and swept the floors so I can mop today. This back can't handle sweeping and mopping yet. Or is it the age? Lol...

Anyways I did pretty good yesterday. Didn't finish my gallon again. Will try to do better today. We have our Hispanic heritage luncheon today. I'm not really feeling like going but I will.

I also have therapy after work today. I'm going to see if I can get in a 30 minute cardio session once I leave and before bible study tonight. So I'm hoping today will be a win win situation. Oh....

Yesterday I went to the grocery store right after the gym. The cashier says well hi you doing young lady? I'm like I'm great and you? While we're making small talk I notice she's looking at my arms and she says you've lost weight!! I'm like oh really how can you tell that if you don't know me? She's like I can just tell...but I think I've seen you come in here a few times before. I'm like yes I do come here often enough. She said yep I can tell. I'm like thank you that's sweet of you and we continued to chat and she says good luck on your journey. I'm like ok Lord you blessed me through this young lady. I don't know what she saw but she made my day! A simple comment can change your moment and I'm glad mine was changed in a positive way. Don't get me wrong I had the thoughts of ...she saw my polar watch or she knew I was coming from working out cause my shirt was wet around the collar, but I dropped that and received the blessing. No matter what she saw or didn't see she encouraged me to keep going!

  
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SUGAR0814 10/31/2014 12:42AM

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PHYNIXX 10/30/2014 4:41PM

    Thanks for sharing. Your determination has helped inspire me to get off my butt and do something today! emoticon emoticon

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29 days to go and I finally got up

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yes, I made it up out of bed at 4:25 a.m. And did my 30 minutes of strength training. God is good. I prayed for it before I went to bed last night. When the alarm went off I got right up. No hesitation at all!!! So that had to be God.

Now I wasn't really prepared for a workout as I had no plans of what I was going to do. But I went to the interactive workout on my cable channel and did two of those workouts. I did some of the stretches that my physical therapist assigned me as well. Oh yeah I'm back in therapy. I had my first session yesterday because I also have plantar something or another lol...so I have knee work and foot work to do, apparently my calf muscle are really tight so I need to stretch those out more.

Now the p.t. Doc also recommended I use the bike. They were surprised that my surgeon had said no biking. The bike and elliptical are highly recommended for me. Less pounding than treadmill.

So today I plan to hit the gym for cardio and continue my stretching and ab/core work. I've been pretty lazy with my eating and working out since Friday. I was in a funk but I'm done with that now. Time to get busy with what I've set out to do. I still haven't taken that photo of me in some pants or jeans that don't fit. But I will get it done. Motivation is needed...got to dig deeper.

  
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SUGAR0814 10/29/2014 11:09AM

    You are doing great! Getting up when the alarm goes off is awesome! emoticon That's a goal of mine. Keep it up!

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MONTREALESTMOI 10/29/2014 7:49AM

    Girlfriend, you are gonna be alright and make some stuff happen for yourself! The motivation is ALREADY in you--just unleash your motivation beast!

Have a good one....

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It's on....got the next 31 days to be consistent

Monday, October 27, 2014

My mini challenge starts today. My goal was/is to do two a day workouts until Thanksgiving week. I didn't get up this morning. Will I let this be a regular thing? No. I couldn't fall asleep last night. It was one of those all night talk to The Lord sessions. My big toe on both feet kept tingling and feeling numb. Don't know what that's all about. So I think sleep came around 3 and I had to get up at 4:25 to get my 30 minutes in before work. Well me and my bf designated Saturday and Sunday as make up days. So I know I got to get a double in for the weekend. She has me on this challenge since she gets her first workout in at 4 before work and she going to get in a second after work.

My weekend was blah...honey left Saturday early. I wasn't feeling to great Saturday so I had to stay close to home TMI.... Yesterday was church and rest day. Tomorrow I'm probably taking the day off for two appointments. But I will get my workouts in and eat well today. I was eating breakfast and my appetite just disappeared. I have my lunch which is now my larger meal. I plan to have a smoothie and probably a side salad for dinner.

I'm ready for this challenge! My last weigh in until thanksgiving week was 269.4 yesterday. So I'm hoping to hit an all time low in the next 31 days!

  
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She's back and making a come back...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Morning Sparkers!!

I've missed blogging...but I'm back at it I hope for a while at least. My weigh in this morning was good. No I haven't put the scale away, not until Monday morning. One of my weight lifting boos asked me to try flipping my meals, lowering my sugar intake, cardio 45-60 minutes 5-6 days a week, lifting and gallon water for a week and see if I shake my plateau. I did!!! I'm not back to 266.6 but I'm not up to 274.6 either. That's how much my weight fluctuated over the last 3 weeks trying to carb cycle. I'm 270.4 today.

So I'll talk with him today to see if I should make adjustments. I also went to foot doc on Wednesday due to pain in my right foot at the end of my day. Found out due to poor rehab (only 3 sessions) after my knee surgery that it has now affected my foot and beginning to affect my hip. My podiatrist was so aggravated that my surgeon didn't prescribe longer rehab. My honey had been saying the same thing and so next week I start therapy for the hip, knee and foot for a month. He gave me two shots of cortisone and boy I felt brand new yesterday. At the gym it was like I was back to my old workout speeds. I'm grateful for good and caring doctors. He pointed out that I need to have 3 moles biopsied that I have on my legs and ankle. Says it's dangerous not to have them check once they reach a certain size. So I go next week.

Now for the next challenge: this has already started for me until the week of thanksgiving. I will:

Continue meal flipping and lowering my carbs
Increasing my protien
Working out daily
Gallon of water daily
Weight training
No weigh ins after Monday

No specific weight loss goals. My goal for this challenge is to get better with my meals and eating within my micros. To journal the good and bad foods and stay committed to these things. The scale will not rule this challenge due to weight lifting so NSVs will be my goal. This weekend I'm going to try on some jeans I know didn't fit and I will measure my progress by these jeans.

Well that's it have a great and successful weekend

  
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SUGAR0814 10/25/2014 12:15AM

    Glad you have a doctor that knows what to do & it's just "practicing." emoticon

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