Tuesday, December 08, 2009
I haven't been able to keep up with Sparks the past days.
Sorry I have been so MIA, but for now I need to take a break.
I will pop by when I can.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Grrrrrr, it's Wednesday also known as Hump Day ! Okay so it is the middle of the week.
Which is a good thing cause that means the weekend is right around the corner, which I'm so thankful for. I have alot to do this weekend, want to get more decorating done and my Christmas Cards finished so they can go in the mail.
Last night was Biggest Loser, why oh why did it come on an hour later, and was still a two hour show? I could only keep my eyes open for the first hour and just shut the tv off and missed the last hour. So that sucks, I have no idea what happened.
And I've been so darn busy at the office, and yest. I did go for my mamogram early then waited until 10:30 to see my doctor. And he confirmed that I have tennis elbow, so now my arm must wear a brace, how did I develop this, the only thing I can figure out is from all the scrubbing I did the other week that I took off work to get my deep house cleaning done. Okay, so now I will no longer scrub it's not good for me.
On a positive note, things are moving in a forward direction with mom. We are waiting to have her placed in a nursing home. For now she is still in the hospital awaiting her surgery, and hopefully a room will be available when they release her. She was not making rational decisions and we also needed to protect her from one of my brothers, who is on a steady decline due to his addiction.
Friday, November 27, 2009
I am so sorry that I've been scarce from Sparking with all my friends.
Over this past year I have had alot of stress in my personal life that I have tried to deal with and to still continue with my weight loss journey.
I have done a good job of working on me each day. I have some days that I have turned to food to comfort me, and yes, it does add to the stress, however being an emotional eater this is something that I must work very hard at avoiding. Old habits die hard and I have turned to the foods still.
Recently I took a week away from work to look after me, and it really did help me, as was evident with my 3 lb loss last week.
I returned to work this week ready to face the real world again. Yes, I have been very busy with my job and when I get home I'm emotionally drained, but the one thing that I have been doing is looking after me, with my workouts and just taking "me" time, which has meant being away from my computer.
Also this week the stress that I've been trying to deal with has gotten terribly out of hand and I've been fighting hard to stay on track.
I guess the purpose of this blog is just to let everyone know where I am at. I am still here, I do read some of my Spark boards, and messages, but just not doing alot of posting, almost like I'm taking a Spark Break, but not totally absent.
So please bear with me and continue to keep me and my mom and family in your prayers as we continue to deal with our personal troubles.
Love to all my Spark family !
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Early this year I found a wonderful team.... Rootin for Ruby ! The welcome that I received from this team was just overwelming. We all have one thing in common in that we love the show Ruby ! Following her weight loss journey and her every day struggles and her triumphs over them has brought this team together with such a strong bonding.
Immediately upon joining I became one of them, a Ruby-Lite.
We have a great team with wonderful leaders, who take an interest in each and every Ruby-Lite. They are there when it's one of our birthdays, anniversaries or Spark Anniversaries.
They have the most interesting and creative challenges. The ones the run over a period of time brings everyone together, to help us to lose weight, support each other and to have fun in doing so.
At the moment we are having our Thankful Bankful Challenge, and it's letting us show our thanks every day.
I am truly thankful for the Rootin for Ruby team, all the Ruby-Lites, and of course all my Spark Teams and Spark Pals !
Saturday, November 21, 2009
My Sparks journey has recently taken many stumbles and struggles this past year. A lot of stressful events have taken place and for an emotional eater this causes extra work to get through most days.
This week on Spark Power team we started a Back to Basics challenge and for extra points we had to write a Blog on how I did this week. Well I took a week off work to do some housecleaning and decorating, but the main focus was getting me back on track. Today was my weekly weigh-in and I can report a 3 lb loss.
POA - on the new BL winter challenge, Lime team, (yes I switched from my Lemons and have gone to a Lime) we have to write a blog on our POA.
- as always follow my program for Simply for Life
- get in at least 30 min. workout daily
- water intake 10 glasses daily
- watch portions
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