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It's Monday, woo hoo!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Um, no truthfully I'm not that excited it's monday, but fake it till you make it, eh?

Today's Gratitude: that I have a good job to go to that provides well for my family and is usually pretty tolerable.

Yesterday I had a big "ah ha" moment. Jodie and I were out shopping and needed to get a bite to eat. I thought, you know, i've been doing great on this diet for two weeks, there's no reason i can't have one meal off plan every once in awhile...so we stopped at Jack in the Box. I ate most of a burger and fries. it was good, not fantastic as one might think when you'd not had bread or potatoes for two weeks, LOL, but pretty good.

We then went to WalMart. After walking around for 20 minutes, i began to not feel so well..I started to sweat and my stomach started feeling a lil queasy and soon I had to run to find the ladies room... Can I just say, Jack wasn't worth it? It really, really wasn't worth it. I tallked to Jodie later that night about it, and she said what I described is exactly what happens to her (a diabetic) when she over does it...and I thought....

If you know you are going to feel THAT bad, what food on earth is worth that?I'm telling you, not to me. No no no.

Lesson learned. I've no desire to repeat feeling that gross again.

Still fighting my cold, coughing but when I take mucinex it's bearable...

The LC starts a new challenge today, so i'll be doing two! Woo hoo, how's that for motivation!

  
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LOVESTODJ 12/7/2010 1:52AM

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I can relate to your story on so many levels. It's great to finally know what your body needs and to eliminate foods that do not fuel you.
It's taken me a long time to listen.
Best wishes for the rest of your week.
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TIKITAMI 12/6/2010 11:05AM

   
I think it's amazing how quickly our bodies get used to eating properly and appreciate it. Just like a small child our bodies quickly can throw a temper tantrum when they don't get what they want.

Glad your body is a 2 year old and decided to throw that temper tantrum for you!

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SPARKIE1964 12/6/2010 10:36AM

    It's o.k. to deviate once in a while, especially to remind us where not to go again when it doesn't feel right. Sounds like a successful day in the end...Today, is a new day!
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MINIDRIVER63 12/6/2010 10:21AM

    I had a piece of birthday cake on Saturday (my niece's birthday) and felt sick practically immediately. It was an excellent lesson that all that sugar and fat just isn't good for me.

And it was a nice reminder that I really have changed my eating habits. When something so innocuous as cake makes a dramatic change in how I feel, I must be doing right most of the time.



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Sunday check in....

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Today's gratitude: There are other people, other women, just like me. The same age group, the same amount of weight to lose, the same struggles and the same victories. I'm grateful there are others to share the journey!

My 5% challenge is off to a slightly less than auspicious start. I'm still trying to get well...still coughing my head off and getting no exercise....saving it for tomorrow when hopefully I'll be able to get through 3 hours of dance classes without coughing up a lung, lol. Other than that, 7 glasses of 8 of water - not bad for a non-water drinker! Food was very clean yesterday and that's something to be proud of, considering it's the weekend ...and Jodie is home.

Jodie is from The South - The Land Of Fried Everything. In the 10 weeks she was in louisiana, she gained 20 pounds on fried meat pies, fried boudan (?sp), fried shrimp, fried green beans. Jodie LOVES to eat out and since we partnered in 2005, I packed on about 45 pounds. No, she didn't hold the fork to my mouth, LOL, but we ate out a lot more than I ever had in my life, and wow is she a good cook...

So following my diet plan with Jodie in tow? Um.....yeah. Could she use a food plan, yes, but you can't force someone to be healthy. All i can do is hope she will be inspired by my progress. She felt so bad last night that everyone else was having homemade mac n cheese and fresh bread..and I was having broccoli and chicken. I said "I don't feel bad jodie! I'm fine with it! It's what I have to do and really, I'm fine". but SHE wasn't fine. She hates, absolutely hates, anything to do with "eating healthy" - and in her eyes, I was suffering, even if I didn't think i was.

Will this be a journey for both of us? yes I imagine it will be...

  
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LOVESTODJ 12/7/2010 2:00AM

    It's taken my partner a while to jump on the party train with me and start a SP page for herself. She is gradually making the changes for herself that she noticed were making me feel better, too.
(She even joined different teams that are more relevant to her interests and likes the diversity here!)
You'll be amazed by your actions speaking louder than words.
Stay strong.
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GR8VIEWS 12/5/2010 11:06AM

    It may take Jody some time, but she will learn not to feel guilty because you are making choices that are right for you. My husband and sister are going through that as well, and I'm not as strong as you; we are trying to ALL change the way we eat. I'm just trying to learn portion control now, as well as making better choices...

Like Sandy said, you may just be the good influence that Jody needs in her life.

We will do this together. Keep making those great choices - like chicken and broccoli. I can learn a LOT from you... emoticon

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Diane

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PLAYBLUES22 12/5/2010 10:30AM

    Sweetie, you just hang in and maybe, just maybe Jodie will be right by your side measuring out food for the both of you emoticon

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SANDY3169 12/5/2010 10:19AM

    I commend you for being able to see that although you love Jodie, she is not a good food partner. I also applaud you for your chicken and broc when others are having mac & cheese and the ever loving Bread (Carb city). You are doing awesome!

Jodie may suprise you and see how good you're doing and decide she wants to jump on the train too. My friend just did.

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Saturday check in

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Today's gratitude: My partner is home after 10 weeks of caring for her mom going through chemo. Also grateful her mom's tumor has shrunken, means the chemo is working!

Today is the start of the 5% winter challenge and I'm STOKED! This challenge is all new to me, but it's fun and inspiring and i'm sure i'll figure it all out as we go.

My goal is to go from 244 to 232 in 8 weeks. that's about 1.5 pounds a week, and I feel optimistic!

The diet from the doctor is going great, I lost 5 pounds last week! I'm noticing it's much harder to follow it on days off tho - eating when I should and being able to eat what I should requires some forethought, for sure! Thank goodness for Whole Foods, if I don't get my lunch packed or can't go home, i can go there and get protein and veggies for lunch easily.

I got a cold last weekend. It was pretty gnarly...but I thought by Thursday I was doing well enough to teach my dance class and then the private student I had. Ahem, wrong. by the time the night was over, I was sweating buckets (not in a good way) and literally trembling on my feet and the next day i could tell I was right back where I was earlier in the week - a lil relapse. That's never really happened to me before, now I guess I know it's possible. I'm thinking i'm going to take it easy this weekend and save exercise for Monday's scheduled classes. I don't want to go backward on getting over this cold again!

headed into finals week...can't say I feel terribly prepared. but I will do my best and it will all work out. I'm going into it with an A in literature and a high B in math, can't end up too bad!

have a great weekend!

  
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RJANE40 12/6/2010 7:56AM

    So happy she's back!!

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GR8VIEWS 12/4/2010 11:20AM

    Hope you get to feeling better this weekend. My thought? Gives you time to enjoy your partner and get prepared for the challenge!!!

Thanks for suggesting being Spark Buddies during the challenge. I'm grateful to be your buddy and look forward to sparking each other!!

Diane

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PRYDEQUEEN 12/4/2010 10:50AM

    Love your Spirit! Enjoy your weekend! I hope your cold dissolves soon!

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Challenge Assignment #3: Why do I want to lose weight?

Thursday, December 02, 2010

1) I want to live a long, healthy life where I am active - not stuck in a broken, obese body.
2) I want to be able to dance without huffing and puffing!
3) Look better in dance costume.
4) Be able to do active things with my kids and someday my grandkids.
5) Be a role model for my kids.

  
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GR8VIEWS 12/4/2010 11:23AM

    Here's to a Long and HEALTHY, ACTIVE life!!! emoticon

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ACROSONIC 12/3/2010 6:17PM

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Go Spirits!

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FUTUREHOPE49 12/2/2010 5:11PM

    Congratulations on doing your 3rd assignment for spark spirit. Good goals. I have done mine on the spark spirit site.
Ellen

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MINIDRIVER63 12/2/2010 9:33AM

    Excellent reasons! Now, print your list and hang it in your kitchen so you'll see it every day.

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SANDY3169 12/2/2010 9:06AM

    Very nice thoughts and goals. I will be here through your journey.

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LADYSHEL 12/2/2010 9:05AM

    These are all wonderful reasons. I really like #2 and #3. To improve my self-confidence and to look "hot" again :)

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Spark Spirit 5% Winter Challenge

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

This is my blog entry for the 5% Winter Challenge Team declaring my goals and committment:

1) I will log a minimum of 30 min cardio 5 x a week during the 8 week challenge.
2) I will strength train 2 x per week of the challenge.
3) I will follow the low glycemic index diet given to me by my doctor daily, with 4 meals outside those limits to account for the holidays.
4) I will log every bite I eat.
5)I will blog a minimum of 5x a week during the challenge.
6) I will honor my team mates by participating to the fullest extent of my abilities each assignment given during the challenge, as well as work on building relationship with my team mates.

  
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ACROSONIC 12/3/2010 6:10PM

    Great goals! Go Spirits!

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FUTUREHOPE49 12/2/2010 5:08PM

    Hi fellow team mate,
Your goals are looking good. Hope you meet them all on the challenge.
Ellen

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DRC2009 12/1/2010 3:40PM

    Welcome to the challenge! Great goals. Good luck! emoticon

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ILIKECACTI 12/1/2010 11:28AM

    Great goals! Good luck on the challenge :)

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MARYANNGI 12/1/2010 10:36AM

    Great goals! Love the background.

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GRAPHICKAT 12/1/2010 8:56AM

    Had to chuckle when I saw your spark background. Go to my spark page and check it out! Great minds think alike!

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