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Taking what I can get

Tuesday, September 16, 2014




Some days I take whatever little victories that I can get. Today....my socks matched and I didn't pee my pants. I'll take it!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 9/17/2014 9:42AM

    emoticon I can relate! Have a wonderful day!

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WIZKEY 9/16/2014 10:35PM

    Hey, if you didn't pee your pants at all, that's a HUGE victory in my book!! Every time I cough...
Tomorrow is another day (and hopefully better).

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Accomplishments or lack of?

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Just some thoughts

  
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SUN66SHINE 9/17/2014 1:05AM

    Awww...sorry you've been plateaued this month! But I'm happy your socks match. I know all about that wetting business...not fun! Are you measuring and tracking? That might help you pinpoint a contributing factor to the plateau. Your 13 minute bike ride was better than sitting an extra 13 minutes on the couch! Super duper 13 minute exercise. Log it! Get your spark points. Hope you have a better week this week. See you again soon.
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Hm....I think this posted under the wrong video. Go figure. See? Stuff happens to all of us.

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SUN66SHINE 9/6/2014 3:29PM

    You have such a soft and gentle soul and demeanor. Your voice is very therapeutic and the moments of laughter were adorable! I love people all shapes, sizes, colors, ethnicity, background, etc., and when I come across a gem personality like yours, it brings such joy to listen to your life journey. I really wish you the best!

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KAREN608 9/6/2014 1:54PM

    Ugh, even with restarting my computer isn't opening your video. Sigh. Technology at it's worse.

and today............IT WORKS! Yay!

Moving forward with you.

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ADARKARA 9/6/2014 12:21PM

    Oh Tracy, I loved this vlog SO HARD. You are so on the money about just keep moving forward and working on the mind as well as the body at the same time. You have such a fantastic perspective on this stuff. I also love how you talk about your dad. It sounds like we had similar relationships with our dads, which I think is somewhat rare for girls. Single dads don't get near enough credit in this world.

Our ups and downs and this mind game we all have to play to accomplish this "simple but not easy" weight loss thing is an important thing to share because it is what makes us humans.

HUGE hugs your way!

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ELRIDDICK 9/6/2014 10:59AM

  Thanks for sharing

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My first vlog...again, sorry it is sideways!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

It didn't attach yesterday, grr! Today it is sideways, HAHA! Much like my life lately! I will do better with the next one I promise!

  
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KAREN608 9/4/2014 12:13AM

    14 miles
whee! Nice to hear your voice.

You are so far ahead of me on tech stuff!!!
and I agree... don't quit, keep moving forward!

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ADARKARA 9/3/2014 12:23PM

    OH MY GOSH Tracy I just want to give you massive huggles! I absolutely know what you mean about feeling guilty about having a good time or feeling good. It's something I struggle with every day. You biked FOURTEEN MILES?! That is amazing!!!

Do you feel like you're blossoming? Because I think you are. emoticon

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Hit a wall

Monday, September 01, 2014

I hit a wall today. I tried to do a video today...I figured out how to work the camera on my new phone and upload directly to facebook and had been having so much fun doing them and thought that I could pull a silver lining out of it today.
I am desperately wanting to do a vlog here and that was my goal for today.

On my way to work this morning, I tried. I ended up deleting 13 videos from this morning and 35 more attempts from this evening. I am having a hard time today with keeping my thoughts in order while I am talking so figured I would come and just write out a post.
My slump has been coming on for a few days now....its just a combination of a LOT going on at work, hopefully today was the last day of our busy season...a lot of stress at home, and a LOT of pushing myself physically over the last week. My step tracker shows +77,000 steps for last Sunday thru Saturday, maybe not a whole lot for some, but it is by far the most I have made in a week.

My motto as of late is 'Keep moving forward.' but this last little while, my life has been dragging me forward. I am concentrating on getting some sleep tonight, no messing about online and hopefully, I will be able to sleep past 4a.m. I am off work tomorrow and am sorely in need of some self-tlc, and by tlc, I mean getting back off my duff, tossing aside the comfort foods that have been around all weekend and getting back at it ON MY TERMS.
Tomorrow is my new day. Time for ME to keep moving me forward!

  
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CREPEDCRUSADER 9/2/2014 12:31PM

    I hate it when my tech devices will not do my bidding!

Hope the rest you need comes your way. emoticon

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KAREN608 9/1/2014 10:51PM

    Slumps, comfort foods.... you and me both get back on track.

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My aching aches and pains!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I have managed to get out and ride some every day for the past several days.
I have been feeling my muscles, not in a bad way really...until the night before last! I haven't been sleeping well because of my asthma so any sleep I get lately is valuable.

I woke up out of a dead sleep with the weirdest cramp, it was like a charlie horse but running down the outside part of my ankle! I actually had to have my beau rub it for me because it wasn't going away with stretching and it was sending my toes in all different directions.

After that episode, I got back to sleep and he said it wasn't an hour later I was up again with a cramp on the outer edge of my calf. He fixed that one as well then coated my entire leg from the knee down with aspercreme or something.

I haven't wrecked lately (knock wood), and have actually slowed down a bit and have been staying in the neighborhood where it is a flatter ride.

I also notice that I am having a lot of pain in my hips when I lay down (am usually a side sleeper), it feels like there isn't enough padding there since I am losing weight....which makes sense, but makes me leery of losing more weight too!

Not sure what is going on. Ideas?

  
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KAREN608 8/14/2014 9:27PM

    Be sure you are hydrated enough, maybe some G2 gatorade and like others said potassium/magnesium. Also google your symptoms. Lightly stretching all your leg/hip muscles before bed may help as well. Don't let your legs get too cold either. Do google it though for ideas that may make sense to you.

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CREPEDCRUSADER 8/14/2014 5:32PM

    Potassium and lots of water helps my charlie horse issue. I get 'em in the calf fiece!!!

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NOLAHORSERIDER 8/14/2014 4:05PM

    Try adding magnesium tablets. I take at least one tablet a day and it helps keep the cramps at bay!

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ADARKARA 8/14/2014 12:07PM

    Is your potassium low? I've heard eating bananas more often can help with muscle cramping.

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