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50 and Fabulous was awesome!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Heeeeyyyy!!!!! I'm back and feeling fabulous. Had an awesome weekend, birthday celebration. My daughters came in Thursday...we ran errands both days. You know some folks don't do their part as promised so we took up the slack. The gathering was Saturday...we had a wonderful time. Everyone met honey and liked him "for me". My sister in law said my brother was like he's a good guy I like him. So were over that hurdle. He liked my family as well.

I didn't do a lot of damage as far as eating. I did eat cake n ice cream not much food. I didn't really eat until Sunday. I got on the scale this morning and I weighed 277.4. So that's my starting weight for this smoothie challenge. Basically the same

Today I start my smoothie challenge and prayerfully the c25k with my friend in North Carolina. She has already called to check in on me. I didn't get up to run this morning. I forgot to turn on my alarm. I turned it off last week since I was off a few days. I'll attempt to do it this evening. I have my smoothies, fruit n veggies to carry me through the day.

I'll post pic from the party as my starting photo. I also need to do measurements. The challenge is 10 days with her but I'm going for 30 days with another group. With prayer I'm gonna make it.

I got a nutri bullet for my birthday. I already had one but now I have two. So I'm going to take the older one to the office. That way I can blend fresh. I'm so looking forward to making changes. I'm now focusing on losing for my health and vacation.

I was surprised to see my brother has lost weight. Gotta find out what he's up too. I had to remind honey that he's suppose to be doing this with me. He has started picking up weight again so he said he's back to basics. I can't wait on him gotta do me!

That's it for now

  
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SUGAR0814 4/23/2014 12:22AM

    So glad everything turned out great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BESYKES 4/22/2014 8:03PM

    Happy Birthday! You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 4/22/2014 6:30PM

    I'm glad "honey" got the approval of the family. While you are definitely doing this for you, I think getting healthy is important so that you and your new boo can really have a LIFE together. So many couples get comfortable just going out to eat and to a movie together and they look up and they are both healthier. If this is a priority for both of you, you can go on walks together, go to the farmers market and pick fresh freggies, exercise together, etc. life becomes a whole more adventurous as a healthy couple.

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LADYGSC 4/22/2014 3:42PM

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Day 2 to 50 happy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

That about sums up how I feel today. Had a great start to my birthday celebrations yesterday. I think cake is oozing from me now! I didn't workout so to speak yesterday. It was raining when I got home on top of heavy smoke smell as the woods were on fire In my area. Instead I started washing clothes and cook dinner. Also helped honey put together one of three bookshelves to go into my new dressing room. We layed the carpet and he touched up his paint job. We still have two more cases to put together and style the room which I guess will be tonight. Then it's shifting everything from my daughters room and making it ready for her visit whew! I made it clear that I won't be working on my birthday tomorrow but I might have too :(. We're waaay behind schedule....his fault lol

I'm just going to confess and say the next few days I will be conscious of my eating but I will not be trying to be perfect. I'll be on the go and hopefully stay active enough to keep the weight gain at minimum or away period!

Today is my last day at work until next week. Time to turn it up as the youngsters say. Fifty and fantabulously blessed its on!!!!

Shout outs to Suga and Nikki!!! Thanks for all you do, say and show you're awesome ladies and I appreciate you both!

  
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NIKKICOLE83 4/17/2014 6:38PM

    I love both of you ladies!! If I don't do NOTHING else, I am stopping by your page and harassing you to high heavens!

If you are anything like me, when I am entertaining guests, I am so busy making sure they are taken care of, that I forget to eat. When I do remember, I am too tired to do any damage.

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SUGAR0814 4/16/2014 11:34PM

    Enjoy your birthday month! You only turn 50 once! emoticon

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Day 3 to 50 oh boy I've been missing

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

But I'm back! See what happens when you fall out of your routine. Wow I just realized I hadn't blogged in a few days sorry...

So it's almost here...my 50th birthday. Super excited! My daughters will be home, my family and friends will be getting together to celebrate on Saturday afternoon and my honey boo will get to meet my family. Everyone is dying to meet him but I've kept him under wraps for months now while we get to know each other!!!!

As for my journey it's been as off as my blogging has been. I haven't logged my food since last week, I haven't exercised or drank my water. I've been so focused on getting things finished at home and prepping for my family that I haven't really focused. No matter how well I plan I still get off track when life's events consumes me.

Well today my co workers are taking me out to lunch and I'm sure cake will be involved as well. So I went very light for breakfast because of this. Hopefully i can get in a walk today. Got so much left to do.

One of my friends is involved in a challenge with her women's group in North Carolina to lose weight and the winner gets $100. Her boo has challenged her to win that and he has given her another challenge that he will gift her with a big surprise if she reaches the goal weight she set. So she just started the c25k two weeks ago and she asked me to keep her motivated. So of course I said yes and am joining her with the c25k after my birthday. She's also starting a smoothie challenge on Tuesday since she's going out of town this weekend. So I'm going to join that with her as well. Whew now to get my honey boo to offer me a big surprise for reaching my goal...lol. I admit the best reward is meeting the goals and working towards greater health but...I want stuff too!!!

Well that's about it. Just got back from a nice lunch with my coworkers. This blog post was interrupted to go so....I'm back hot n sweaty. We walked to the restaurant so I guess I got in some exercise too. Until tomorrow keep keeping on

  
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NIKKICOLE83 4/17/2014 6:35PM

    That happened with my husband and look what happened! Brothers know best!

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SUNSET09 4/16/2014 6:33PM

  The good thing is to get back on it and with a friend, you can motivate and lose the weight together! emoticon There's a lot going on in your life however, don't emoticon forget to take care of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon and have your emoticon too! emoticon

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LILSHINE 4/16/2014 8:46AM

    You two are funny!!! It seems my brother thinks he's the one. He's dubbed him brother in law already and he's only talked with him twice...lol

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SUGAR0814 4/16/2014 12:34AM

    Yes Nikki, she has a boo! This one sounds like he's the "one"! emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 4/15/2014 1:47PM

    A BOO???!!!! I HAVE been gone too long! YAAAYYY!! I am so happy you have a companion. Love sure is a good distraction emoticon . I am trying my best not to fall into the "fluffy wife" trap. I hope you have so much fun at your birthday celebration and don't forget to take pictures.

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Day 8 to 50 going, moving, moving..weigh in

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Okay this getting older is a blessing but these body aches are not! I'm starting to feel my age these days.

Yesterday:
Food: ate pretty good haven't completed by diary yet so I'm not sure of my calorie consumption. One positive thing is that I really craved something sweet last night but instead I washed dishes, took a shower and went to bed. Whew!! My honey is a food junkie and he had this key lime pie in the fridge but it's not one of my favorites but I could have eaten it to kill that craving but I didn't!!! One lesson of my devotional is to wait 10 minutes before eating or going back for seconds. Pray while you wait. Soooooo....

Exercise:
Weights yesterday 10# weights for about 10 minutes while I cooked. Squats completed for the day 75, 15 short of my goal. Walked for 30 minutes my lower back was hurting me. I did give it a try though...

Water:
Drank 3 of my 5 bottles before leaving work. Drank one last night.

Weigh in: down another 1.4 ounces!!! It's not significant per se since I'm still fighting this same weight range. Once I get past 275, 274 I'll feel better. I'm happy I'm losing that's two weeks in a row so that is an accomplishment in itself woohoo!!!!

So I push forward towards my goals. When I spoke of the scale shocker the other day I knew something was wrong. It showed a weigh in of 269.4 yeah.... Sure I was excited but just wasn't convinced i had done something magical. But I took that as a vision to my future destiny. I'm so looking forward to that number soon.

I also mentioned a devotional I purchased I'm on day eight. I'm enjoying it and find myself adding post its, with reminders all around to embed great habits in me.

Today I'm hoping to get in a complete walk, strength train and work on my squats and finally plank. Staying focus on eating better, cutting back and waiting before indulging are at the front of my journey now. Working on changing and ridding myself of bad habits

  
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SUGAR0814 4/10/2014 11:52PM

    Yay! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Day 9 to 50 regrets

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Good day all....

Yesterday.... Food...ate good yesterday. It always amazes me the calories in foods I eat when I'm tracking calories. It's definitely eye opening. Glad I'm starting to make this part of my journey

Water...drank all my bottles which reminds me...get up now and stack today's consumption...brb...done 5 ..16.9 ounce bottles before 3:30 today. Think I'm gonna go for a walk before lunch with or without my co worker. He's had an excuse everyday since he suggested it

No walking yesterday it was pouring rain when I got home. Managed to fit in 20 squats yesterday. I'm waaaaayyyy behind on those and my planks.

Which brings me to my regrets today. I'm really regretting not working out these past few days. Regret may not be the best word but missing working out maybe the best word. I do regret not lifting weights consistenly. Got to put myself on a lifting challenge. Starting now. I would say after my birthday weekend but no need to put off what I could be accomplishing prior and after. Putting things off is what got me still at this point so I'm fighting the urge to do that.

Once this and next week is over I can get back to normal for a while. But I don't want to lose sight of my goals while this part of my life is happening. No excuses, no delays, no mini vacays from living healthier. No breaks!!!! Life happens always and if I stop my weight loss journey every time I'll never get there. Pressing forward

  
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SUGAR0814 4/9/2014 11:24AM

    Great attitude! emoticon

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