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Is really trying to get in tune with my body

Thursday, November 25, 2010

This week in WW for me was about paying attention to my body signals. I am really trying to be aware of what my body is telling me. I check myself often during the day and see if I am full, hungry or ok for now. I am trying to stay away from extreme hunger or fullness.

Also, I exploring why I eat in between meals. Am I not eating filling foods during meals or am I eating because of being bored, lonely, sad, etc.

After I eat, I am listening to what my body is saying to me. Was that a good meal that provided me the nourishment that I needed or was it something that made me feel crappy?

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SUGARBABY60 11/27/2010 12:52AM

    as one WW member to another good work keep it up you are building good new habits! emoticon

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REDRUDY5 11/26/2010 5:20PM

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ROZELL99 11/25/2010 5:40PM

  You are voicing the thoughts of a lot of us. Good luck.

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ABBASYALDAH1 11/25/2010 5:38PM

    Goo idea about listening to your body after you eat. I will do that too. Thanks! emoticon

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LYDIASPURPLE 11/25/2010 5:26PM

    No pun intended, I hear ya!

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PJLD0099 11/25/2010 5:20PM

  I also eat constantly . Somethimes i do not even remember getting the food out of the fridge or cupboard. I am starting to practice mindful eating in the hopes that i will stop nibbling.

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Early Morning Phone Call from My Doctor...Insulin Resistant

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Before leaving work this morning, I received a call from my doctor. I saw her last week due to me being fatigue all the time. She ran a bunch of lab work. Most came back essential normal but I am in her words, "somewhat insulin resistant". This was one of my biggest fears since I gained weight was the possibility of being at risk for type 2 diabetes and/or heart disease.

My mother has type 2 diabetes and watched her struggle with it for years. Now that I know that I am "somewhat insulin resistant" I am at increased risk of developing diabetes and/or heart disease. Solution: LOSE WEIGHT AND BE MORE ACTIVE

I can do this! I am more dedicated to my resolve now to get healthy, I am not going down that road of Diabetes. emoticon

  
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CINDYR457 11/27/2010 6:19AM

    I am doing my final for Health Care on Diabetes... you can stop this now! It is totally reversible! The good thing is, that it was caught early and you have a chance to turn things around. The American Diabetes Association has all the info you need to get moving in the right direction including diet, recipes, exercise etc... I am so excited for you that you found out now instead of letting it go to the point of full blow Diabetes! That is a God moment... in my book!

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EDDYMEESE 11/24/2010 5:24PM

    The great thing about this is that you CAN stop it! Good for you :)

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 11/24/2010 4:11PM

    That is what got me moving!! My dr thought I had an eating disorder. I went to a specialist and I am borderline diabetic. it is scary!! You can do this!

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KENP22 11/24/2010 3:47PM

  SP can help. I too was flirting with a diabetes diagnosis from my doctor. i lost 30 pounds and now my blood sugar is back to normal. you can do it too!

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Why do I allow him to continue hurting me.....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I left my husband July 15, 2009 and he still is emotionally/verbally abusive to me. I depend on him to take our daughter to school in the morning and he is using that as a crutch for me. I just want him out of my life. He makes me feel horrible and I hate it. emoticon

  
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BEEBEE75 11/28/2010 7:01AM

    I feel such sadness for women like you, and there are so many. My daughter was one, but she kept most of the bad stuff away from me. I knew something was wrong, but she wouldn't talk about it. She was trying to keep me from worrying. Her husband never hit her but his words and actions nearly destroyed her. After 27 years and her 2 children grown, she left him. Has since remarried and is happy. But I think she wishes she had left sooner.

Women and children are so preyed upon in this world. And yet I think women are strong and brave. They hold everything together.

So I wish you strength to endure and courage to continue on for your sake and your children.

Remember to pray for help. God is a God of love, compassion, and he cares deeply for each one of us.

Wishing you all good things in you and your childrens life.

Betty

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VDSHIELDS 11/24/2010 3:31PM

    I am overwhelmed by the support! Thank you all!!! emoticon

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LHACKING13 11/24/2010 12:27PM

    I was with my friend when she went through a horrible divorce from an emotionally/verbally abusive man. After a couple years and both have remarried he still makes her feel like crap any way he can. He manipulates the courts/custody with his lies and it is horrible. All I can say is do your best not to let it get to you. If he holds it over your head just let him know that's his kid too so he needs to help take care of her. You can also do like Sugarbaby60 said and try to adjust your work schedule etc. Hang in there and keep moving forward. He will not change because you left, but you can, you don't have to bow to his abuse any more! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRANDIGIRL313 11/24/2010 5:37AM

    i hope it gets easier, you know, the techniques we use at sparkpeople are the same we apply to any goal we want to reach. find a way to incorporate your consistency values to this and every problem you face. i have just stood by on the message boards for detroit divas , never jumping in cause i am just not very social. but i keep my eye on you, because you are everywhere and your progress is amazing! now just think if you took 50% of that juice and put it on this situation. its different yes, but thats what problem solvers do-we MAKE IT FIT! i hope it get's easier- i really do. being good to yourself is good for your daughter.

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SUGARBABY60 11/24/2010 2:24AM

    You say you " left " him a year and half ago not divorced him a year and a half ago . so maybe this is why he still feels that you are " His " to continue to abuse.....something to think about. You do not NEED him to do anything for you . If it is a work schedule which prevents you from taking your daughter to school you might think about talking to your employer to adjust your schedule. or talk to the school and adjust the time your daughter can arrive at school. OR you could find other work which will accommodate your schedules. When my kids were little although I was an L P N I took work as a janitor and then as a Daycare helper to accommodate my 6 kids schedules being a single mom and all kids were under 8yrs. If I could do it with no support system I believe that you can too. You are worth it to have peace of mind and soul.

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LINDA_Z 11/23/2010 9:49PM

    My exhusband and I split up when my daughter was just 3 months old. I had moments when I thought of going back but never did, I knew we were better off on our own. My daughter is now 18 and off at university. it's not easy but you can do it!!! Remember some people use words to hurt others only to make themselves feel better. Easier said then done but just try to ignore it and remember where it's coming from.

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ELLEBE725 11/23/2010 7:57PM

    I wish you the strength to get through this ... you are a strong woman and a good mother!

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MSKITYOCAT 11/23/2010 7:54PM

  If you realize that he owns the bad behavior and his words are exactly that, Just words. You will find that his power to irritate you will disipate. Blessings to you

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CUPIDMIST 11/23/2010 7:49PM

    I am so sorry that you and your daughter are going through this right now. I also am a single mother, I left my husband after 20 years of marriage and moved across the country with my 2 small children, my youngest was 3. I'm not going to tell you it's easy to do it alone, it's not. I even had thoughts of going back to him but when those thoughts came up, I would remember what I would be going back to, and that was enough to make me go forward. My children are now grown, my youngest is not 16. I am so thankful that I didn't go back. Hopefully, you have people around you who will help and support you. Maybe a friend or family member can take your daughter to school or to meet her dad so you won't have to face him. Remember that we are here to help you all we can. I will be praying for you and your daughter. emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 11/23/2010 7:39PM

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HIFIVE06 11/23/2010 7:31PM

    i dont have an ex husband like that, but ih ave a mother like that....those people will never change, and they pray on the sensitive/emotional people that are around them. seriously, i hope that you find that strength to know that it takes a really, really sad, pathetic person to make another person feel bad for no good reason. BE STRONG!!! emoticon

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JODIJO14 11/23/2010 7:11PM

    You don't need him to help with your daughter. Lots of women do it alone. You have realized that and that's the first step! It's better for your daughter to see you happy alone than upset by seeing him everyday! emoticon

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LUVINGPINK 11/23/2010 7:10PM

    HUGS...I am sorry for the way you are feeling. Stay strong and push forward...

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Down by not much but still down...that counts right??????

Monday, November 22, 2010

Well considering it was my TOTM and I went to Bahama Breeze last week, I won't be disappointed in my 1.6lbs weight loss this week. I am almost down 10 lbs since I started and now I begin a new week, determined to be a loser.

  
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BRANDIGIRL313 11/23/2010 5:09AM

    hooray!! lol! were in the same boat! i lose 1.5 so you lost more than i did !it's going thats whats important keep it up and soon it will all be gone!

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NEORN75 11/23/2010 1:27AM

    You only want to lose 1-2lbs a week anyway so you are right on track! emoticon

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ABB698 11/23/2010 12:09AM

    emoticon You are so right-a loss is a loss!!!

Keep up the good work!!!

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NURSE_FAWN 11/22/2010 10:53PM

    I think that 1.6 lbs down is great. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANLEH 11/22/2010 9:49PM

    Awesome progress!

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PAMINHALF 11/22/2010 9:18PM

  1.6 pounds is nothing to be disappointed with. The scale went down and that's a positive for anyone. Keep it moving.

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Wasn't Well Prepared Yesterday....

Friday, November 19, 2010

My food choices were kinda "suckie" yesterday. I was extremely tired so I did not cook, I slept and slept some more. emoticon The sleep made me a happy girl but when I woke up through out the day, I snacked on fruit and pretzels. I didn't have any really solid food yesterday.

I have to be better prepared for days like that or I am going to slip in to going to fast food restaurants again. I can and I will do this right but I must prep better.

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BRANDIGIRL313 11/24/2010 5:39AM

    i thought i was the only one who said "sucky" lol! and used it the same way! omg!

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TAMLKING 11/19/2010 7:32AM

    It is in the planning! The good thing is that you are aware of that and that's a big step in the right direction. Sounds like maybe your body needed a rest. I get days like that, too.

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SADOLPHINGIRL 11/19/2010 4:27AM

    Know what you mean by being better prepared. I have had a few busy days myself where I haven't really been on SP to track anything! Not good as I rely heavily on SP resources. Made a pact with myself today that I WILL be better prepared and I am back!
Don't be hard on yourself, at least you didn't snack on chocolates and junk food!!!



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ABB698 11/19/2010 2:46AM

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you are right, its all in the planning! I have days like that as well. I keep lots of fat free yogurt and granola on hand, or a quick egg scramble with veggies and cottage cheese is always a good fall back food with a little cinnamon sprinkled on it. Yum!

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Hang in there! You will get through this!

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