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Day 10 - so much to do!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

So today i had a crap load of running around to do! I was out for 4hrs walking to places, waiting for paperwork, driving to different places. I got home at 3pm and got a call an hr later saying I needed to turn in paperwork AGAIN! I was so frustrated but back out I went cuz it was the LAST thing to turn in, kinda. So here I am, after dinner, relaxed, and KNOWING I need to go to the gym. I dont wanna, and Mom already had the kids most of the day, so Im gonna skip out on this one. Tomorrow will be another story!

Eating wise I did great today! Had 3 pieces of pizza for dinner and still am 200+cals short of my high side of the range. I was kinda hesitant eating pizza tonight but I told myself I wasnt gonna deny myself of my fave food just cuz its 'high in cals'. I told myself id eat how much I wanted and suffer the consequences . . . and I like these consequences :o)

Tomorrow is a new day and along with it comes positivity and happiness! emoticon

  
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JEMPOWER 7/19/2010 8:57PM

    Good for you! Positively a good day!

Jem

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ARTSYPOLKADOTS 7/19/2010 8:30PM

    Great job on eating right! =)

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Day 10 . . . what happened to Day 9?!

Monday, July 19, 2010

hehehe So as u can tell by the title, I totally never got around to blogging yesterday. emoticon It's not as tho I had a bad day, yesterday was ok. I ate healthy (not as healthy as I would have liked due to groceries runnin low) and stayed positive for the day. I didn't get to exercise this weekend. It's a pretty hectic 2 days for my family being that my mom works a double shift on saturdays and hubby works both saturday and sunday AND the gym closes at 7pm. Mind u, he gets home around 6pm and then its time for dinner. The kids were drivin me crazy and I really needed a release but today is a new day! emoticon

I'm DEFINITELY hittin the gym tonight, with or without the hubby! emoticon My new 'goal' is gym Monday thru Thursday, strength training on Tues and Wednes. On good weeks, an extra cardio session at the gym on Friday. This is very doable as proven last week. I need to get my butt ACTIVE on the weekend and taking the kids outside to PLAY! emoticon Unfortunately Im guilty of treating the weekend like my 'days off' and just sitting around in pjs doing nothing. emoticon Not good for my children, and it doesnt set a good example for them neither.

So I'm off to make breakfast . . . to all a Spark-filled Day!!! emoticon emoticon

  


Need input on a non-health related issue please!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

So Im starting college in the fall and I need to choose a foreign language to fill the requirement I didnt get in high school. The only option at first was Sign Language. Ive always been interested in it, my high school never had it, and I figured it would be easier cuz its not a verbal, spoken language. Well recently I'm doubting myself, wondering if I should take Spanish instead cuz its so much more practical, especially living here in FL. My hubby says stick to sign language - my mom says spanish would be more useful . . . I had 1.5yrs of Spanish in high school (had we not moved and I finished the yr this wouldnt be an issue, but thats the past) and remember a few words but still. I'm torn. I always hated getting up in front of the class talking, or trying to, in this new language. Im a bit more outgoing now, 10 yrs from hs, so it may not be that big of an issue.

I need ur input! What should I do? I will be registering for classes in roughly a month and it still bothers me that I dont have this figured out . . . Im such the planner.

  
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MT-MOONCHASER 7/17/2010 9:54PM

    Boy, that is a dilemma. Now, you've got me thinking.

Which would be the most practical? It seems to me that interpreters of either language would be in demand, either as a vocation or just as a way of earning extra money. Spanish is definitely become the US's second language. However, if you are planning on going into a helping profession, ASL might be the better choice. If you are in a medical setting or emergency situation, ASL could be a life saver. So could Spanish, but since you have some, you could probably manage with what you know. Is there an option of taking both? Not necessarily at the same time, but in different years or semesters?

In ending, I would say to follow your gut. There is really NO WRONG ANSWER that I can see.

Good luck!!
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JEMPOWER 7/17/2010 3:19PM

    Here's my opinion. Stay with the ASL. I'll tell you why. There are so many people who are deaf that there is always a need to have a communicator in the language.

Here's another reason, it's a great major. ASL interpreters are needed in schools, hospitals, courts, and all around the country. Besides it's fun. I know some ASL interpreters and they are some of the most fun people I know.

OK, you asked for my advice and I'm giving it to you as a retired college instructor. As a person who has been active in the disability rights movement. As a person who likes fun I think ASL would be a good course.

But, if you've already chosen your major well, I'm not trying to push but just think about how much exercise your hands will get. That's another added incentive.

Jem

Good Luck in College!!!!!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 7/17/2010 2:03PM

    Stop and visualize where you want to be 5 or 10 years down the road. What is your career choice? Which would be of more possible use?
Sheila

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FRANKLYAMUSED 7/17/2010 12:56PM

    You might check out the Latin classes. The one I did at university counted as a language, but did not require any speaking in front of the class.

Good luck at school this fall!! emoticon

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Day 8 - Carefree Saturday

Saturday, July 17, 2010

So today is Saturday and I have no plans for today! the hubby slept in so he stayed home from work. Makes for a better day for me so I wont be lonely til he gets home. My mom works a double shift at work so it's him, the kids (mine and my siblings), and me.

I'm sticking to healthier choices and looking forward to exercising in the pool today! Hopefully the nice weather holds out and there arent any sporadic thunderstorms that spring up.

  
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JAKEANDNELLIE 7/17/2010 1:58PM

    You can do it!
Have a great day.
Sheila

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GLOWORM1963 7/17/2010 10:34AM

    I will keep my fingers crossed for you ~ hope you have a wonderful day!

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A moment of weakness

Friday, July 16, 2010

So I had a lil bout of stress. Ive been tryin to find a pt job to help out my hubby financially so money wont be so tight. My availability is so limited due to having the little ones and having to work around mom and cliff's work schedules. I thought I found a great opportunity but it wasnt the right hours. I got upset and a bit down and in that moment of weakness I grabbed chocolate. Not just a piece of chocolate but a mini dessert bowl. I put peanut butter chips on top with a lil bit of ice cream. It tasted great but was a costly mistake. Now I am DEFINITELY goin to the gym tonight!

  
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JAKEANDNELLIE 7/17/2010 12:36PM

    Those things happen - we're all just learning how to live this new and healthier lifestyle. My meltdown over an encounter in a store yesterday was a bag of Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups!
Just take each day as it comes and deal with the challenges you face one day at a time. Don't feel any guilt about what's happened - it's over and can't be changed, so just move on.
Don't worry about tomorrow - it's going to come and bring new challenges whether you worry in advance or not!
Just take this journey day by day and do the best you can each day.
Stay positive,
Sheila


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SCENIC_ROUTE 7/16/2010 2:47PM

    It Happens. It's called life. Just dust yourself off and keep on doing what you have all along.
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GOTEAM3 7/16/2010 1:58PM

    Hang in there. Every day you get a little stronger or more understanding of how to handle the stress.

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JUSGETTENBY42 7/16/2010 1:44PM

    It was just one day, forget it and move on. emoticon

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