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OMG!! The zipper on my jeans is not broken, it was just under pressure!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

On this journey to be healthier, I am learning to celebrate the small milestones. I have a pair of size 18 jeans that fit me very uncomfortably and the zipper would always unzip. (But I like them and I refuse to go to a size 20) I thought it was broken, I liked the jeans so much that I would just where a longer shirt to cover this "defective" zipper.

Well after wearing the jeans all day today and the fly not unzipping once..I realized something! THE ZIPPER WASN'T BROKEN IT WAS JUST UNDER PRESSURE FROM ATTEMPTING TO HOLD IN MY BELLY, LOL. But now that I lost a few pounds, there is less fat pressure building up in the jeans! emoticon

My little victory! I didn't drop a pants size and the jeans are still snug but I lost enough weight to relieve some of the FAT PRESSURE that was building up in my jeans and my zipper is staying up!

Yay Me!!! emoticon

  
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REDRUDY5 12/6/2010 2:13PM

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BRANDIGIRL313 12/2/2010 7:17PM

    sounds good to me! my victory is my belt holes. now i am down to my last one. its a squeeze, and i go blue in the face from the effort ,but its one hole i could only dream about a month ago. yay to you virginia! emoticon

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ELLDEE57 12/2/2010 6:44PM

    I do believe that is a emoticon moment!

A few weeks ago I looked in my closet and pulled out a smaller size jeans just to see if I could get them on. I did and I didn't have to lay on the bed to get the zipper zipped! However, I had one heck of a muffin top going on and within 4 hours I had to take them off so I could breathe!!

Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Wow!! I don't require all 12 inches to be satisfied (not aiming for full anymore)!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I ventured out to Subway and ordered the Oven roasted Chicken breast sub, no cheese, no dressing (they didn't have fat free, so I wait until I got home), full of veggies but unfortunately no black olives for me today.

Anywhoo...I am getting sidetracked.

I fell pry to the marketing "geniuses" and order the footlong for $5 instead of the 6" for $3.50. I would usually eat all 12" without thinking. But since I have been eating slower and listening to my body signals, I noticed that I became satisfied after eating most of the 6". I was really surprised.

The other half is tucked away in the fridge for lunch at work. And I am ok with that.

I am learning new things about myself everyday. Today...I learned size does matter and that bigger is not always better. lol

  
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JIBBIE49 12/1/2010 11:08PM

    emoticonDONE GIRL, I'm glad u made a healthy choice for lunch. Give yourself CREDIT for that and YES, it is so important to listen to your body and STOP eating when u know u have had enough. Keeping the other half for later was a GOOD idea. emoticon

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BROWNIEISLANDER 12/1/2010 11:05PM

    Keep on using moderation...and Spark to Success!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 12/1/2010 10:33PM

    Good for you!!! Keep sparking like you mean it!!!

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BELIEVER104 12/1/2010 8:41PM

    emoticon Way to make great choices today! I have a big problem with my eyes being bigger than my stomach, and it definitely takes time to replace that habit with better ones! Cheers to discovering the best thing about $5 footlongs-- they're 2 meals in one! Have a great week :)

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BRIGETTEK 12/1/2010 8:04PM

  I feel you about usually finishing what I have in front of me and not listening to what my body has to say.

I have been trying to just make my plate and not put everything on the table. I also wait for 20 min or so after I am finish telling myself that if I am still hungry I can get more....but I have went back yet:)

Keep up the hard work emoticon

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BRIGETTEK 12/1/2010 8:04PM

  I feel you about usually finishing what I have in front of me and not listening to what my body has to say.

I have been trying to just make my plate and not put everything on the table. I also wait for 20 min or so after I am finish telling myself that if I am still hungry I can get more....but I have went back yet:)

Keep up the hard work emoticon

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KARRYB1 12/1/2010 7:59PM

    emoticon emoticon If we take the time to read our body signals we will be pleasantly surprised. I have the habit of gobbling and then feeling so stuffed and uncomfortable. emoticon

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BRANDIGIRL313 12/1/2010 7:37PM

    I DONT KNOW HOW I DID THAT...LOL!

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BRANDIGIRL313 12/1/2010 7:36PM

    GIRL YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.. IN SOME INSTANCES ANYWAY emoticon

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TAMLKING 12/1/2010 7:06PM

    You have been making some really great choices!
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Seduced by the Cookie yesterday but Victorious Over the Pizza Today!!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ok, The Giant Cookie got me yesterday. I did good the rest of the day. Made the famous zero point cabbage soup and ate my 0 point fruits and veggies for the rest for the day. Did a kickboxing video. All was well....until I got to work!

There were trays and trays of pizza emoticonand christmas cookies emoticon everywhere! I couldn't believe it. I lost the battle with the giant cookie yesterday, I was not to be defeated again. GAME ON!

First, I removed the pizza and cookies from in the nurse's office and took it to the dining room.
Next, I drank most of my water for the day.
Then, I ate the nutritious lunch I brought for myself!
BoooYah!!! In your face!! Fatty , high calorie foods!

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I am DONE with making poor choices daily with food. I can indulge every now and then but not two days in a row! I am glad I didn't give into a self-defeating attitude and eat the crappy food tonight because I screwed up yesterday. In the past I would have just given up at the first stumble. Not anymore! I am DONE!

YAY VIRGINIA!!! (That's me, of course, lol)

  
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BRANDIGIRL313 12/1/2010 7:40PM

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THERE YOU GO! IF YOU GET HUNGRY IN BETWEEN TRY THESE

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DONNAEDA 12/1/2010 10:10AM

    you go girl..............this season will be a test for you. You did well when you removed the culprit from your range.

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TAMLKING 12/1/2010 7:39AM

    Congratulations Virginia!! I'm very proud of you!
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SADOLPHINGIRL 12/1/2010 6:36AM

    Well done to you! Temptation will always be there to bite us in the ass but you kicked it in the ass!!!!

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GRAMPIAN 12/1/2010 6:30AM

  Well done - congratulations! emoticon

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CYCLEGIRL36 12/1/2010 6:13AM

    You go girl! That is awesome!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TANSIE2 12/1/2010 5:49AM

    well done - thats a fantastic effort. its great to be in control and especially difficult when other people bring in the food we dont wont to eat.

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I ATE THE DARN GIANT COOKIE

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I ate the giant cookie from Panera. 13 points on WW. I am not going to beat up on myself. I was stressed (Dad's in the hospital) and tired. Too weak to resist it. Will just have to make better choices for the rest of the day. O point fruits and veggie soup. I see some kickboxing in my future for this evening.

It's ok, I have not failed, I am not defeated! emoticon

  
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SUGARBABY60 11/30/2010 10:48PM

    Looks like you already know the NEW Weight Watcher program... I have to wait until tomorrow. 13 points for a cookie??? I would have fainted dead away (from extacy!!) I use to regularly eat a small can
of chilly (before WW) iit was 28 points!!! OMG no wonder I weighed over 230!
You have a good handle on your long term eating .. good attitude just keep on trying.

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BRANDIGIRL313 11/30/2010 7:35PM

    the cookie could have been good for you, sparingly and accompanied by diet and exercise a cookie(even a big one ) is a treat. and you know what? its ok ! was it good?=]

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TAMLKING 11/30/2010 6:13PM

    That's right, don't let that cookie ruin your day! We ALL have days where cookies happen!

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REDRUDY5 11/30/2010 1:58PM

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BELIEVER104 11/30/2010 11:42AM

    Good for you for NOT letting that cookie ruin your day! Sometimes, cookies happen-- all that matters is how you respond-- and you have set yourself up for success for the rest of the day! Keep it up :)

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Why can't I haul my butt into gear?!?!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ok, I've been walking occasionally but I have not gotten back into the routine of exercising "hard core" as I did at the beginning of the year. Working out was second nature to me then....It was automatic, I didn't even think about it. I was just at the the gym 3-4 times per week. I need to get that back!

I felt fabulous working out in 2 months I lost 17 inches overall.

It was a stress reliever for me but it is the stress in my life now that I believe is preventing me from going. I will not give up until it is a habit for me to go to the gym.

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REDRUDY5 11/27/2010 4:13PM

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TAMLKING 11/27/2010 7:07AM

    I find that I absolutely MUST make time for exercise, it really helps me to deal with stress better. If nothing else, see if you can squeeze in 1 or 2 of the SP 10 minute cardio videos. A little is better than none and it can help alleviate the effects stress is having on you.
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CINDYR457 11/27/2010 6:15AM

    It was the title of your blog that caught my attention!I think you are absolutely, 102% right on the money. I am right where you are, and could not for the life of me figure that one out!??? In reading your post, the lightbulb went on. emoticon STRESS... emoticonit is what my life has been full of and I have been seriously working to reduce. emoticon Time to change things even more!

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