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Still working at it

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hi again. While I fell short of my goals the last 2 weeks, I am still working on me. So this morning I was up and out on my bike. I did 3 miles in 20 minutes and I felt great. I sometimes forget how good I feel after doing exercise.
I need to keep reminding myself of that.

  
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GAILANN48 8/13/2014 8:49AM

    Sounds like you're making good progress with habits even though the results may not show yet. You can do this! Well done! Keep on keepin' on!

:) Gail

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LUNORZAHRA 8/11/2014 7:51AM

    Keep up the good work!!

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LEANJEAN6 8/11/2014 7:28AM

    You sound like you are really doing well---Carry on!-Lynda

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DEW1960 8/11/2014 7:27AM

    Nice!

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I get most of my steps in (lately over 20,000 a day) mostly from short power walks 10 minutes or longer.

Sometimes I jog and run too but the majority of my steps and distance (8-10 miles a day now) come from walking, about 4 mph.

It is good to mix things up too to keep the cardio interesting.

I am no expert, but I like to keep it fun. Lately I have been walking or jogging to videos for treadmills I bought and also ones on Youtube. This works for me, but you do what works best for you!

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Just don't give up. :)

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emoticon for sharing your blog post today.

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May the Good Lord richly bless you and your family today. May you be strengthened when you need strength, encouraged when you need courage, protected from evils you may face, and may you give thanks to God as you count your blessings.

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Love,
Daniel Walker

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ROX525 8/11/2014 7:26AM

    Great job!

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GABY1948 8/11/2014 7:21AM

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JOHNMARTINMILES 8/11/2014 7:00AM

    The last two weeks are gone. Concentrate on today, especially NOW!

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DENNIS2014 8/11/2014 6:57AM

    Keep going Girl - You're gonna make.

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Remember - The turtle wins the race!!!!!

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Returning again

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Hi. I was doing so well with my nutrition & exercise for over 1 yr. then I got sidetracked by my recent vacation. Healthy eating went out the window. After falling off my bike 2 times, injuring my shoulder, hip & knee, exercise quickly followed poor eating out that same window!

I found the body heals more quickly than the mind. Physically I'm doing ok but I've yet to get everything back on track food wise . But I know one thing. I REFUSE to let myself go & regain all the weight I've worked so hard to get off!

So I am starting completely over. Going back to the very basics. Weighing & measuring my foods. Getting in @ least 10 minutes of exercise 4-5 days a week. And tracking all of the above on Spark People.

I KNOW I can do this.

  
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NHES220 8/4/2014 12:43PM

    You've done it before, you can do this!

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GAILANN48 8/4/2014 10:11AM

    Yes, you CAN! Concentrating on basics is what helped us lose the first time around, and it's probably wise to walk that path again as we recommit. You could have put my name at the bottom of this blog...so yes, WE can do this!

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GABY1948 8/3/2014 7:10PM

    Sometimes that is what we have to do....totally regroup. It's okay if that's what it takes that is what it takes. I have done it before!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/3/2014 6:25PM

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I'm back...

Saturday, June 07, 2014

I have been MIA for about a month. Slacked off on my eating and tracking my food. I am up 10 pounds emoticon . But I have continued my exercise program through this lost period.

I realized that no one can do this for me but me. I will not fail in my quest to get healthier. So I have set up a few new goals for myself.

1. Write down what I eat RIGHT AFTER I eat it. No more trying to remember what I ate 10 hours ago then just saying forget it, can't remember.

2. Step up my exercise program. I used the dreaded elliptical machine this am @ the gym for the 1st time. I did 7 minutes and it kicked my butt!

3. I will be on SparkPeople more regularly. I find tons of motivation here from the site and from all my friends here.

4. I will be kinder & more loving to those I care about. Sometimes I feel like I am always about me.

Enough of my rambling. Time to get out there and live!

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Lizzie

  
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GAILANN48 6/7/2014 6:47PM

    Sounds like you really have a handle on what works for you and you have a great plan, Lizzie!
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BIGPAWSUP 6/7/2014 3:29PM

    emoticon You can do this. You know the what and the how. Let's do it.

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GABY1948 6/7/2014 1:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon The main thing is that you know what you did wrong and you are turning it around...we all do it at one time or another!

Thanks for the friend add and I shall be keeping up with your progress!

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JERZRN 6/7/2014 8:48AM

    Good luck!

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PRINCESS_SOFI 6/7/2014 8:11AM

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I will struggle until I win.

Friday, May 02, 2014

It just seems like life has been one huge struggle lately. Work has way too much stress. What used to be a pleasant place to be has turned into depressing nightmare. One of my coworkers is out ill and it may be quite awhile till she returns. That leaves the other two of us picking up the slack with very little help from our manager.

On the home front, things aren't much better. Seems like the hubby & myself are on totally different pages lately. Home doesn't feel like much of a refuge these days.

With all that's happening around me, my eating habits have taken a hit. Been craving sweets land starch like crazy. Doing as well as I can.

I have been faithful with my exercising though. It seems to be the one thing I still have control of.

Now as the weekend arrives, i am coming down with something. But as all this is happening around me, I will continue on my journey to better health one slow step at a time.

Thanks for listening. I need that right now.

  
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CAN_DO73 5/5/2014 11:12AM

    Ugh, stupid stress. Sorry. I hope things improve soon! ... but that's awesome that you're still working out :)

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GAILANN48 5/4/2014 9:18AM

    Sounds like the perfect storm... Hang in there, Friend.

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_BABE_ 5/2/2014 9:06PM

    This too shall pass....just keep strong. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 5/2/2014 4:18PM

    I'm so sorry sweetie. I hope things will get better soon.

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JSAMMONS1981 5/2/2014 3:23PM

    emoticon hope it gets better for you soon

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Trying to get my food mojo back

Friday, March 28, 2014

I've been struggling as of late with my healthy food journey. Too many "special occasions" have occurred in my life lately which have resulted in me making less than healthy food choices. A weekend away, a couple celebrations at work, ughh, I am so over celebrations at work.

Indulging too much for these "occasions" is making it hard to get back to my happy relationship with the foods I eat. So as of today, I vow to track ALL of the food I eat , not just the healthy choices that make my food diary look like I'm spot on.

I have a love/hate relationship with the foods I eat. And I am struggling to get back to the love part of that equation. But I will continue this battle until I'm back in my comfort zone with my food.

Fortunately for me, my relationship with exercise is still going strong. I believe that has saved me from throwing in the towel completely on the food front. emoticon

I will just take my progress day by day for now and even hour by hour or moment by moment until I'm back in my happy place with my food choices.

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CAN_DO73 3/28/2014 4:17PM

    I keep reminding myself that life is managed, not cured. So even when you have it down pat, it can slip away and then you just have to go back and get it all over again! You should be proud of yourself for doing well with exercising and being aware to know it's time to tackle the ole calories :) Good for you!! You definitely can do this.

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_BABE_ 3/28/2014 3:25PM

    Those special occasions don't quit! I admire people who ignore them...think Oprah not drinking champagne when you are nominated for an emmy!

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GAILANN48 3/28/2014 2:18PM

    Yes, you can do it! You've proven that to yourself, so it's just a matter of doing what you already know how to do.

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:) Gail

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BIGPAWSUP 3/28/2014 12:58PM

    You and me both-let's do this together!

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LESLEE33 3/28/2014 12:57PM

    emoticon Food is one of the toughest things to get "spot on" . It's tied up in everything we do. You have the right attitude, so I'm sure you'll do great.
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