NILLAPEPSI   69,752
SparkPoints
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
 
 
NILLAPEPSI's Recent Blog Entries

When the needle on the scale doesn't move.

Saturday, November 10, 2012



We are ALL going to have times when the needle on the scale doesn't move. I'm at that point right now & have been for about a month. At first I didn't get too upset about it because I know that I feel better, but then the plateau just kept going & going & going (like the Energizer Bunny).

So, I pulled out my trusty little measuring tape. WooHoo!! Even though a month had gone by & I hadn't lost any weight, I was ECSTATIC to find I had lost 1/2 an inch in my hips!! 1/2 an inch!!! Wow!! That's emoticon !!

I reminded myself that there are non-scale victories on this journey & that I shouldn't get discouraged. I know I'm doing all the right things. Here's a list of some non-scale victories:



Just look at all the things on this list!! And I know there are more. The best one that's not on this list is when your hubby tells you every couple of days how proud he is of you. Whoa! Need to grab a tissue for that one!

Lessons learned: When the scale isn't moving, keep those non-scale victories in mind & keep making those good decisions anyway. Persistence & consistency are the key!



One final thought: A lot of us have come a long way, so we have to stop looking at how far we still have to go.



You all are wonderful! Thank you so much for your encouragement every day!! emoticon emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VEROKMR11 11/13/2012 1:23AM

    Thank you for the reminder!!! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/11/2012 11:23PM

    Thanks for the menider!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYDDIECAT 11/11/2012 8:18PM

    SO true! I am a slow, slow loser, so I think about NSVs a lot. My current NSV: my shadow looks better!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HZGLORY 11/11/2012 4:04AM

    NILLAPEPSI

Great blog and you are right we need to remind ourselves constantly why we are doing this, what we are accomplishing, how we feel, so many things that are not scale things. I need that right now just to make the right choices this weekend.
Thanks for the reminder.

Susan aka Sparkinator

Report Inappropriate Comment
MICKEYH 11/10/2012 7:34PM

    emoticon emoticon for a good encouragement !!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AUGIEM1 11/10/2012 3:54PM

  Thanks I trully needed this reminder. I have been focusing on that thought of how far I still have to go...and what small changes I have only made thus far. But the truth is I was feeling better and I was seeing small victories on and off the scale so why am I starting to throw the towel in. I can and will do this one way or another. Thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
STHAX10 11/10/2012 3:20PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOLLYM48 11/10/2012 10:45AM

    Thanks for the great blog. I totally agree and it is so encouraging to know that we are all in the same boat and can keep on telling each other to keep on going, that it will change and others have experienced it and know that eventually that stupid needle on the scale will change! emoticon emoticon emoticon Congrats on measuring and having lost 1/2 inch. That is always so encouraging!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KBRADFORD88 11/10/2012 10:43AM

    This rocks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 11/10/2012 9:18AM

    Awesome! Actually NSV's are my favorite victories!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE542 11/10/2012 9:09AM

    Great blog, we need to remember non- scale victories. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 11/10/2012 8:18AM

    emoticon That is AWESOME emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 11/10/2012 7:56AM

    Way to go! And you're right, the scale isn't the only measure of your progress. I get frustrated when the scale doesn't move.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JCRAFT6 11/10/2012 7:50AM

    thanks I needed to read this. Not sure how I will keep going but will try.

Report Inappropriate Comment


R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Friday, November 09, 2012



A lot of times we have respect for others, but we tend to be super hard on ourselves. STOP IT! emoticon

We need some self respect, too. Respect your body, mind & soul.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OTEN36 11/9/2012 5:44PM

    thanks for the kick in the butt....LOL
I sure did need a reminder today.
Hugs
Dee emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
VEROKMR11 11/9/2012 12:17PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MIATIA1 11/9/2012 10:12AM

    Very good reminder and much better than saying get selfish, make me time . emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
STHAX10 11/9/2012 9:25AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIWIANN 11/9/2012 9:24AM

    More great reminders! You are a true gem!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MICKEYH 11/9/2012 9:08AM

    So true !! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 11/9/2012 8:18AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KONRAD695 11/9/2012 8:06AM

    emoticon What a great reminder!! emoticon

emoticon emoticon Have a wonderful Day. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ESCHLETZ 11/9/2012 7:52AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 11/9/2012 7:51AM

    emoticon We need to be go to ourselves.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 11/9/2012 6:08AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 11/9/2012 4:31AM

    Great blog! And so true.

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 11/9/2012 4:31AM

    Great blog! And so true.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Strength or persistence?

Thursday, November 08, 2012



I know you hear this a lot, but I need to hear it a lot. emoticon

Don't ever, ever, ever give up!!! Keep going. Keep making those healthy eating choices. Keep exercising. The very time that I don't feel like going to the gym is the time that I need to go the most. I always, always, always feel better after a good workout. I come home every night & tell my hubby "Wow! That was a great workout," to which he replies "You say that every night." emoticon

Be persistent in pursuing your dreams.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JCRAFT6 11/10/2012 7:51AM

    what a great attitude.


Report Inappropriate Comment
FUSIONFITNESS3 11/9/2012 3:50AM

    Isn't that the truth? Well said and great reminder.
Have a sparktacular weekend!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DRUIDPRINCESS 11/8/2012 8:42PM

    Thank you so much for your wisdom and encouragement! Have an awesome weekend!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 11/8/2012 2:40PM

    You can do it! This is a GREAT attitude!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANDREAG89 11/8/2012 12:39PM

    SO TRUE!!! I need to make a poster of this and wallpaper it around my house, especially on my refrigerator.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MICKEYH 11/8/2012 10:08AM

    Thanks for the great reminder of all !! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DOTTIESPLACE 11/8/2012 9:55AM

    Persistence and consistency ALWAYS pay off. Go go go!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIWIANN 11/8/2012 9:16AM

    emoticon for the reminder to emoticon
I need all the reminders I can get emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 11/8/2012 9:16:25 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
PAANDRUS 11/8/2012 8:41AM

    You are sooo right! Its like getting out of bed...once your feet are on the floor your good.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KONRAD695 11/8/2012 8:02AM

    Well said my friend. When ever I find my persistence drop, I just go to the gym. Tell myself to just walk, that's easy enough, isn't it. Then, that persistence guy finds his way back to me, surprise I'm working out. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 11/8/2012 7:20AM

    Thank you Thank you for this : ) You have help me get up and get moving : )

Report Inappropriate Comment
WANT2BHEALTHY11 11/8/2012 7:13AM

    Amen!!!! Thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NOTTOOLATEJUDY 11/8/2012 5:21AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GHOSTFLAMES 11/8/2012 4:57AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 11/8/2012 4:39AM

    Beautiful! That is the right attitude.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Only . . .

Wednesday, November 07, 2012



All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney ~

Go get your dream!!! You will have to work for it & it may be tough, but don't you dare give up!! Fight for that dream!! My parents always taught me that NOTHING in this life is free. With hard work & determination, you can do it!!

Let's go, y'all!! emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon


  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BARCLE 11/7/2012 1:47PM

    yeah! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KONRAD695 11/7/2012 1:30PM

    Perfect ideas. My dream is the marathon, but I can't run yet. I'm doing everything I can to be ready for the day I start. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE542 11/7/2012 12:46PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
STHAX10 11/7/2012 12:19PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MICKEYH 11/7/2012 9:17AM

    "Dreams come true!! Is my favorite words. Thanks for the reminder, I will keep on going until my goal.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 11/7/2012 9:06AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 11/7/2012 8:43AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TREYONE 11/7/2012 7:52AM

  Thank you! I needed a little reminder about going after your dreams- hit a bit of a wall lately in the motivation department! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GHOSTFLAMES 11/7/2012 4:53AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 11/7/2012 4:47AM

    Thank you : ) your parents are very smart :D emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Be a bridge, not an island.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012



You need others, others need you.

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. ~ Denis Waitley ~

Be that bridge, for yourself . . . for someone else.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KONRAD695 11/6/2012 11:51PM

    You're absolutely right. Spark People has been a major highway of my bridge.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAFEMMEDELALUNE 11/6/2012 7:40PM

    Yes!

And as E.M. Forster said, "Only connect..."

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALANTHA 11/6/2012 7:39PM

    emoticon Happy to be sharing the bridge with you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MICKEYH 11/6/2012 4:09PM

    emoticon emoticon Thank you. (^O^)/

Report Inappropriate Comment
MLH148 11/6/2012 1:23PM

    you find the most inspiring quotes thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
STHAX10 11/6/2012 10:19AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIWIANN 11/6/2012 9:46AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KOOKYKATHIE 11/6/2012 9:14AM

    I love your daily posts! They are so meaningful. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 11/6/2012 9:08AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TREYONE 11/6/2012 8:49AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 11/6/2012 8:28AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAFODIL24 11/6/2012 8:16AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEBOP4ME 11/6/2012 7:53AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROX525 11/6/2012 5:24AM

    Thank you!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 Last Page