rosa and i after our first walk in the neighborhood.
rosa and her "gas" smile:)
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It's been a while.... but i think i'm back to interact a little:). on may 28th i added something incredibly wonderful to my life.... a little girl. as all parents think, rosa is the most beautiful thing my eyes have ever seen. i continued to eat well and exercise throughout my pregnancy and am thankful to say that it was rather easy:). i gained 24lbs and as of today, june 29.... a little over 1 month since delivery... i'm not sure what my weight is, but i think i look great:). my midsection could use a little work, but it will get there:).
why i've returned to spark is because i really need some structure and to feel a bit more accountable for how i'm fueling my body and how i'm moving it. in between being tired and wonderfully consumed with being a mama and wife, i'm finding it a little hard to take care of myself. eating well, moving my body and meditating are three ways i want to take care of myself everyday...... and checking in with sparkpeople is a solid way for me to do this. so....... here i am:). glad to be back:). __________________________________________ ________ Hello everyone:). welcome to my page! when i first started this page, my overall goal was use this great spark community to help me learn to care about my body and food... and life in general... in a moderate way. i'd spent a great deal of my life doing things in extreme and i had begun working to find my "happy medium." so that's where i started:). as the title of my page says.... i've learned to care not too little or too much. it's a really nice place to be:). i'm not saying i'm perfect or every moment is GREAT. i have my moments, but that's just what they are.... moments. they happen and then i move on. to be able to do that is HUGE! sparking helped me to be better aware of my nutrition, how much my body really needed and how i was moving my body. i had spent so many years eating too much or too little, exercising too much or too little and obsessing over my body....... and sparking helped me realize that i didn't have to be so hard on myself. now...... that is not to say that i didn't do a ton of work outside of spark, too:). i realized that my obsessiveness surrounding my body and food was a diversion from a lot of things i didn't want to deal with or face. so i had to do a lot of digging. and really....... i'm still digging, but it's just not so hard:). so while i was digging what did i find? i found........... * a strong, tall, beautiful woman who looks like herself and no one else. * that my "best" does not always have to appear stellar. * a woman who can do whatever she wants and should not be ashamed of this freedom. * that i can share what i'm feeling and not be ashamed or embarassed. * time and time again how wonderful and supportive my husband is. * that i know what i want(in most cases):) and that i don't have to want what everyone else wants. * that i can truly let go and not be bothered by the things i can't control. (i could have worn a t-shirt for many years with with the slogan "i'm bothered that i'm bothered") * that i only have control over me. * that i really do like myself:). * what i didn't get to today, i can get to tomorrow. i'll keep adding as i think of more:). i hope everyone digs and finds who they really are. MY PHILOSOPHY: If i consistently eat in a way that makes me feel AWESOME..... If i consistently exercise in a way that makes my body and soul feel AWESOME.... If i consistently get enough sleep.... If i consistently take care of myself emotionally and spiritually.... if i consistently do the things i need to do to honor this life that i have been given....... then my body... my life, etc will find itself in a place that it is suppose to be. this is a place i don't resist, obsess over or want to change. in this place, i feel peaceful and balanced. QUOTES I LIKE: "Fall down seven times and stand up eight" (Japanese Proverb) "...Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity". - Paulo Coelho " I’m taking responsibility all the way around. I’m taking responsibility for the way I look, I’m taking responsibility for the way I feel, I’m taking responsibility for my happiness, and in order to do that, I have to be able to say, ‘Look, this is what I need.’ I’m not going to blame anyone else." -Gabrielle Reece "Amy..... it's all about consistency." -my husband:)
1. be balanced and peaceful.
2. use food to fuel my body in a way that makes me feel strong and energized. 3. exercise 6 days/wk. 4. track my food whenever i need to. 5. do my breathing routine/meditate whenever i need to. 6. counter a negative thought with a positive thought.
1. my #1 goal is feel balanced and peaceful. if i do what i need to do to take care of my body, mind and soul.... i should be able to meet this goal.
2. making good food choices makes me feel amazing inside and out. 3. i exercise for at least 60 min/6 days/wk. this can come in any form.... as long as i'm doing what i love at that moment. 4. tracking my food when i feel i need to keeps me accountable and aware of what i'm putting into my body. 5. my breathing routine/meditating helps me feel balanced and more ready to take on whatever comes my way. 6. be positive:).
i am 35, a new mama and very happily married. i live in amman, jordan, but originally from missouri...... and i miss the green and rain!:) i am an artist..... the images posted are some of my work. besides painting, i love to garden, read and i'm a killer baker:).
for those of you that appreciate art.... you can check out my very simple website at
Hi Just a note to say hi and let you know that I was thinking about you. I found this and thought it was cute. One Pumpkin to Another!!!!!!! A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?' The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin..' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.' This was passed on to me by another pumpkin. Now it's your turn to pass it to other pumpkins. I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch. `*.¸.*´ Blessings To You,
2038 days ago
Thanks for adding me. Glad you get a kick out of my personality. Gotta have fun right? Look forward to getting to know you. Molly
2118 days ago
Hi Amy, for stopping by my Spark Page. I was thrilled to think someone just stumbled on to it, left a nice comment and best of all, added me as their . I'm very honored that you did all that. No problem on using anythng off my page, please help yourself, I hope it will help you get to your goals sooner. So, my friend, I would love to add you as well. Remember, "when you're frustrated focus on how far you've come, rather than on how far you have to go."
2127 days ago
Hey gorgeous new friend. Rock this day!
2129 days ago
Happy August! Sending you some Spark love. Mwaaah!
2129 days ago