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My Pep Talk!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I so often need to remind myself (especially lately) of the things I can do and stop thinking on the things I am not able to do. I have been dealing with some medical issues that has stopped me from pretty much all exercising ok, pretty much moving. I allowed my mind to sink into self pity and stopped thinking on what I was eating and I guess you can say giving up. It has been a rough 8 months since my surgery but you know what?!? I am alive. I am not the worst off person thank you God for that and prayers for those that are worse off than me. I am a child of God and I AM worth taking care of myself!
I may not be able to run on my treadmill anymore but I AM able to walk on it so no excuses.....5 minutes is more than nothing at all! I AM in total control of what I eat and for that I should be grateful. So, what excuse do I have....NONE! What REASON do I have...NONE! There is absolutely no reason why I can not get to my goal it is just going to take me longer than planned with a few challenges added to the mix but hey that is exactly what they are challenges. Challenges to keep me pushing on. Challenges to remind me that I AM WORTH fighting for!
No excuses, moving is moving no matter how little, calories are calories and they do add up! I am grabbing my goal and no letting go because giving up is just not going to cut it!

I'VE GOT THIS!

  
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DAS92687 1/14/2014 9:58PM

    Shelley, Keep emoticon smiling !
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EFFIEANNIE 1/11/2014 3:50PM

    We can do this together. Next week we begin BLC 24. Come on emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 1/11/2014 3:40PM

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/11/2014 12:18PM

    And because of those challenges, that success will be so much sweeter and what a shining example you are and will be to others! emoticon

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LILYGAL 1/11/2014 11:06AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon commitment!

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SIRIUS2014 1/11/2014 10:09AM

    You are absolutely right! One step at a time Thanks for motivating me too.

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SKIMBRO 1/11/2014 9:43AM

    How motivational. It is good to see that even when there is no one cheering for us...we have the strength and know how to cheer for ourselves. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Weight loss is a journey

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Weight loss is a journey. It's taking me through many peaks and valleys and I am learning that I have a choice. I have a choice as to how long I want to spend in my valleys before I reach my next peak. I mustn't give up! No matter what hurdle I have to climb it is worth it to get over it because I am worth it. I have given in to my pain and given up to my pain but no more. While my physical therapist helps me get rid of the pain only I can get rid of my excess weight. Buckling up for a ride that is going to shake me to healthy. Want to go? Come on.....You CAN do it too! Let's go and don't look back but more importantly don't give up!

  
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MSWEEZER 10/30/2013 6:26PM

    Well said. YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! emoticon

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DEBMORSE1 10/26/2013 7:57AM

    When you stop thinking of weight loss as a diet and realize it is a journey you are well on your way to success. Enjoy your journey!

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THINFITFEMINIST 10/26/2013 7:40AM

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BLC 22 Fitness Test for week 6 June 19,2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

My BLC Fitness Test for week 6 is just going to have to wait but I am going to kick it's butt just as soon as I can move again!! LOOK OUT Fitness Test you have a target on your back!

  
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DAS92687 7/20/2013 10:26AM

    You totally ARE going to kick butt !!
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LILYGAL 7/20/2013 9:52AM

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ELIZ181 7/20/2013 6:13AM

    good attitude - take care

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ZRIE014 7/20/2013 12:30AM

  take care

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Half way through the BLC Challenge and although.....

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I am half way through the BLC Challenge and although I am not any where near where I would have liked to be I am accepting where I am. Accepting, that is an odd word for what I am doing. I had surgery in May and was really excited about the timing of the BLC challenge starting just as I am released to resume all activities and exercise. I was doing great with the exercise up until about 2 weeks ago when my body decided it wanted to have a major set back. I have been hurting hurting to the point I often think it was just the other day when I had the surgery but you know I have a choice to deal with the pain and getting depressed or deal with the pain and do all that I can with what I have to work with. I am choosing to deal with the pain and do what I know I can do! I have met some really wonderful ladies on the Ivory Falcons and I would not trade that opportunity for nothing. I am not able to do any type of exercising because no matter what you do you have to engage your core and too much excess walking also triggers more pain but I can walk for 5 minutes at a time at a little less than moderate pace (that would be defined as slow but that's OK because I am doing what I can do rather than nothing at all). With that in mind I have come to see that I need so much more to focus on what I eat and to do that there is no pain involved (except for maybe my mouth not getting that chocolate cake with chocolate icing, that yummy creamy cold on a hot day bowl of ice cream OK OK enough teasing my taste buds for one night) which means I CAN do that so that is what I am going to focus on from this blog on! It's in writing so there is no turning back now and although it is easy to deceive those not really seeing me and knowing what my hand and mouth do behind the "web" I know and that is really the only one that counts in the end. I don't cheat on my taxes, I don't cheat on my wonderful hubby, and I didn't cheat on my school work (yep, I can remember that far back) so why cheat on me!?! I am by far way WAY too worth it for a moment of blissful yummy binging for a lifetime of regret...we ALL are! So next time you go to eat something that you know you shouldn't eat or the extra helping that you 'think' you want stop for just a moment and think of YOU and ask yourself if you really want to spend those calories on that and if you are willing to do the exercising to work them off. That food we eat when we know we shouldn't isn't thinking of us not one second and it's purpose is to only satisfy the person who benefits most from it....the maker (the one who reaps your money that you work so hard to sow) not the owner (you). This blog, it's all about me and the pep talk that I needed to hear because nothing I mean nothing tastes as good as it's going to feel wearing it! These next 6 weeks (praying that my sitting around doesn't last the whole 6 weeks) I am going to be more aware of what I eat, why I am eating and if I really want to waste the calories on something that tastes YUM but defeats my goal...I AM WORTH MORE THAN ANY YUM! (YOU ARE TOO!!)

So, it is just past midnight here so tomorrow is now today which means it is a new day with a new chance to make the right choices and any past choices well, they are just that past!

IS "IT" WORTH it? YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! I AM WORTH IT!!!

  
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ELSAT137 7/21/2013 5:03PM

    Shelley - I agree with the others- this is a great blog. You are doing what you can do and that is your best!! Like Diane said - nutrition is such a big part of the healthy lifestyle equation! I think it will be awesome for you to see the difference those healthy eating habits will make in how you feel and how you look! Nutrition has made all the difference for me!! You wrote it down now - so we can check up on you to make sure you are keeping up with your eating right?!?! YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

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ILLINICHEERS 7/21/2013 1:18PM

    Shelley - Love the blog and I am with you on this. I also am going to concentrate on the things I can control so I can move forward as well. What a great attitude you have taken and thanks so much for sharing it.

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LILYGAL 7/21/2013 12:57PM

    This is a great blog!! And I too like the "NO CHEAT" idea! We are worth it and we can do it!! Keep up the great work!!

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CEHALLA 7/20/2013 10:50PM

    You are so right!! Thanks for sharing such powerful words. I feel like it has taken me 50 years of living to learn this lesson, and some days I still have troubles.

I'm with you on making choices about only eating what's best for ME! One day at a time.

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KCMAGPIE 7/20/2013 7:10PM

    Great blog - great reminders that it isn't always easy, but we do it because we are worth it! I do like that you acknowledge you are worth the same respect you give to others. Hope you get back to feeling well soon!

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BELLSES 7/20/2013 12:11PM

    This is a great blog! I hope you heal soon and can exercise how you want (because pain is no fun), but in the meantime it is great seeing you focus on what you can do NOW!

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DAS92687 7/20/2013 10:29AM

    Shelley,
I agree with Karen ... What a POWERFUL comment to state it JUST that way !!
Why cheat on You ? Or cut YOURSELF short ??

There is always some positive step to take. I LOVE that you are focusing on eating good! Honestly, most experts attribute 80% of success to eating, NOT exercise. So, keep at it.

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LIVEDAILY 7/20/2013 3:06AM

    Shelley - this is a wonderful blog, written from the heart!
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I especially really like what you said, "I don't cheat on my taxes. I don't cheat on my wonderful hubby. I didn't cheat on my school work, so why cheat on me!?!!"
THAT is GREAT!!
I think that choosing to focus on your nutrition for the next 6 weeks is smart. You can learn about different foods, experiment with different cooking methods and meals, try new recipes! I know you will discover new ways of creating YUM that HELP you towards your goal!!
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ZRIE014 7/20/2013 12:34AM

  take care of yourself and stay positive

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CICO June 26-July 2, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013

Calories
Eaten 930
BMR* 1,973
Exercise 499
Total Burned 2,472
Differential -1,542

  
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DAS92687 6/27/2013 6:37AM

    Hey Shelley, Glad to see you tracking!! Make sure you don't eat two few calories. That can prevent you from losing weight, as your body slips into starvation mode holding onto all the calories.

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