Focus

The following definition comes from the online  MSN  Encarta Dictionary.

fo·cus [ fṓkəss ]

noun  (plural fo·cus·es or fo·ci [ fṓ s ])

Definition:
1. main emphasis: concentrated effort or attention on a part

There is something I have been thinking about during the last few days.  My current method to lose weight is not working for me.  Marking down every indulgence is only causing me to focus more on food.  Starting now, I’m going to try to begin writing down my ACTIVITIES that elevate me to fitness.

Please understand, I am being watchful of what I eat.  I am now deleting my food indulgence pages.   Instead, there will be a new page listing activities, exercises, etc. that I have done each day.

There has been a change in FOCUS on my pages today–from food to fitness.  I want my body to reflect that change day by day, until the goal has been reached.

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What is your favorite song?

I am interested in music.  How can a person live without music?  I don’t like to exercise without music.  I love music that makes you want to dance.  I love music that makes you want to shout for joy.  I love music that can take your mind off any matter and soothe.

Here is one video that expresses all those attributes.  I ran across it when checking out YouTube.  It makes me smile every single time I watch it.  The people on the video are clearly having such a great time being silly while dancing.

Here’s my advice for anyone:   let some good music shape your day!

Got To Give It Up- Marvin Gaye

I Need A Plan!

What am I going to do?  It looks like I’m stuck to the computer!  I stayed on the computer a lot yesterday checking out how many points I consumed.  I’ve never totaled points before.  I went to http://ronisweigh.com/ronis-resources/wwp-calculators.  I used the WWP Calculator from there.  I used up 29 points in one day!  I checked to see how many points I have to go by:  18!   No wonder I can’t lose any weight.

Madison also inspired me yesterday when I checked out her progress page( http://followmyweigh.com/progress/).   I made my own chart on my word processor.  I started at 142 and went by 1 lb. increments until I got to 125.  That is 17 lbs!  I’m trying to be more lenient by just trying to lose 1 lb. each week(that’s 17 weeks!).  The situation is looking like Mt. Everest to me right now.  I have been stuck on 140-142 lbs. since blogging.  Does anybody have any advice?  I’m working on the best game plan.     What do you think about the weight-watchers  plan?   I   really want to lose this weight.

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Exercising Rocks!

This is sort of the way I felt today when I  finished my workout.  This video makes me want to be fit in a big way.  What an inspiration!  Sylvester Stallone  was exceptionally fit on the Rocky movies(and handsome)!

I can’t seem to get my groove on lately.  I want to write positively, but things have weighed me down in a big way.  I had a rough day yesterday, stress-wise, and it was so hard to keep things going.  Everybody last night noticed that I wasn’t myself.  I was stressed to the max!  People were asking me if everything was alright.  I just didn’t want to talk about it.

I started this blog to help me lose weight.  Well, now I’ve realized that this writing is helping me to sort my feelings out, too.   I just need to vent right now.

My goal is to exercise every day.  But guess what?  I’ve only worked out three times this month!  Today I worked out 50 minutes–30 minutes on the treadmill running and walking, and 20 minutes on my Total Gym doing the Cardio Pull aerobic workout.   I might have to start exercising early in the mornings to be sure to get the exercise in.  It is so important to me right now.

This morning I felt so terrible physically.  I ached all over.  I had to make myself exercise.  After exercising, I was like a new person!  I felt better, physically AND mentally.   It was like I finally biked up the steep, steep mountain and just had to coast to make it home.  I hope you get that.

What a feeling!

What a feeling!

No Time To Catch My Breath

Today was a very busy day. Back to school, giving piano lessons, and cooking. There was one way to relax: Guitar Hero Aerosmith. My husband had bought it and we got it in the mail today. I played the bass guitar tonight. He played the lead. I only had time to play 3 songs, but it was enough to help relax.

I’ve had the biggest appetite today, but I stuck to only one sweet. This is so hard right now. I believe I want to eat because of stress. Chocolate is calling my name! Maybe it will get easier after a while.

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I’m Back

Happy New Year!  I’ve missed blogging.  Alabama was great.  I spent the first minutes of the new year on the interstate.  I played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on my mp3 before going over the Alabama state line.  It was such a great feeling to be visiting my family.

This year is the year that I become trim.  Hello 125 lbs!  Bye bye flab!  Here is my inspiration.  This model, Adriana Lima is SO beautiful!!!!!                                                                                                                                                     my-inspiration

I got some great running shoes from the mall yesterday.  I can’t wait to break them in. They were $30 off.  I love a good sale.

Sweet Home Alabama

Alabama is my sweet childhood  home.  Today I’m leaving Kentucky in hopes of  being with my family.  I love, love, love my dad and step mom.  They are always there for me.  They make me feel special every time I talk to them.

I want to say hi to all my new friends here on Word-Press and Happy New Year!

Here’s another one of my favorite songs.   I am so ready to sing and come home to Alabama!  It has been a long time.”,,,,here I come, Alabama!”

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynrd Skynrd

‘TURN IT UP!!!!’