FAMOLLY43   27,897
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints
FAMOLLY43's Recent Blog Entries


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Well I got through Christmas. How many times I have seen that statement and felt sorry for the person who made it. Now I'm making that statement too. Now matter how I sliced it, I knew that Christmas would be tough this year. My mom passed away suddenly this year and I have been trudging along mourning her loss. It has been very difficult for me and there were days when I was just going through the motions of life. Not only did I lose my mom, but I lost my best friend. So many times I would go to pick up the phone to call her and had to stop because she's no longer there to talk to. I would just feel so alone. Thank goodness I have a wonderful husband and friends who are there for me to listen and to share.

After an emotional morning and a slow moving day, I was able to sit down in the evening and really felt peaceful.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

REFFIE1 12/26/2012 6:38PM

    I can't imagine how hard it is to lose your mom. My mother is 94 years old and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of how fragile my time is with her. Please comfort yourself with the happy memories of the wonderful times you shared together. She sounds like she was a treasure in your life and I am sure you made her feel treasured too! I am thinking of you in this difficult time with healing thoughts. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RYCKJUNG 12/26/2012 2:44PM

    I hope that you are taking care of yourself. My sister just went through this as well and I am so glad she has family and friends to surround her with love and care.

I know this is a difficult time for you, I will keep you in my thoughts and send you only positive thoughts.

Blessings to you.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Tracking but I still hate to blog.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Since I haven't written anything, I still hate to blog. I hated to track but I am doing it more often. Once thing about tracking, I noticed that the more I track the more points I get and the more points I get the more I want to exercise. Not only exercise for points, but exercise because I like it. I never thought I'd hear myself say that I like to exercise.

Next blog will be about exercising. Maybe this blogging isn't so bad after all. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ALEXSGIRL1 9/22/2012 8:10PM

    glad you are enjoying the exercise the more you blog the more you will like it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
AUNTB63 9/22/2012 2:48PM

    Not everyone blogs. And then there are those who blog everyday.....I for one blog when I have something to say or share. I do comment on others blogs and threads from teams I'm on. You did good for your fist blog...... emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CATLADY52 9/21/2012 9:31PM

    "To blog or not to blog that is the question." I did at first but found I had little to blog about, so only infresuently do so now. It is up to you. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

    You may hate to blog but I loooove reading blogs for inspiration, guidance, and pep. So hop to it sista! I am looking forward to your next blog about your new found love for exercise because I hope it's catchy.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKINICOOK 9/21/2012 3:48PM

    Blogging is a great way to let everyone know how you are doing and get support. I hope you keep it up emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PASTAFARIAN 9/21/2012 3:00PM

    I agree with Azure. I think it's absurd to be expected to blog every day or we should do it for points. I blog if and only if I have something worth reading. Obviously, this is different for everyone.

Report Inappropriate Comment
AZURE-SKY 9/21/2012 2:34PM

  There's no rule or law that says you have to blog. I've been a SP member for a long time and have only 1 blog entry. Since the blogs are public, and I'm a very private person, I see no reason to share my life with others.

I do occasionally read others' blogs & might make a comment, but as a rule, I don't spend a lot of time reading blogs.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NOW2DAY 9/21/2012 2:24PM

    I agree, I hate to track and blog. I'm starting to blog in order to make myself accountable. Tracking is something I never want to do. But I think it would help to know how many carbs, fats, and proteins you are consuming. Maybe someday I will track. Good luck.

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMBER_DAWN1 9/21/2012 2:08PM

    Yay!! Congrats on liking exercise!! Sounds like you are discovering new things about yourself...isn't that a good feeling!! I look forward to your next blog!


Report Inappropriate Comment

I Hate to Blog

Friday, June 01, 2012

Truthfully, I hate to write down anything. I always said that I never wanted a written account of my thoughts because I would be afraid they'd end up in the local newspaper and I'd be embarrassed when I became a famous movie star. Well, I'm not a famous movie star so I might as well start blogging.

After reflecting long and hard, there are a lot of reasons I don't want to journal or blog. I don't want to be accountable for what I wrote. If I write something down then I have to change and I hate change. But I really have to change those eating habits and look at the real reason I just can't stick to the process of healthy eating and then losing weight.

I have struggled with my weight my entire life and in fact lost 80 lbs. over 30 years ago. It has taken me 30 yrs to regain each and every pound.

Next I have struggled to get healthy with my life. I stopped drinking. I have stopped smoking. I have stopped eating a lot of unhealthy foods. I haven't stopped my addiction to sweets and eating when stressed or bored.

There, now I have said it. Now all I have to do is hit the "post blog entry button" Not so bad to push that button, but awful to read my words.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CASSIOEPIA 6/2/2012 3:02PM

    Wow, that's honest: "I don't want to be accountable for what I wrote." There's a title for a blog all by itself!

Congratulations on starting your first blog. I hope that writing things down can help you to work through them, or at least get some ideas from others who are going through the same issues.

Next week's class is on the top 10 strategies for reaching your goals. And guess what's number 2....

It really does help - keep it honest, and watch what blooms from it :)
(love your background - is that Hibiscus?)

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHOAPIE 6/1/2012 8:39PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
LATINZOSO 6/1/2012 7:26PM

  I can't stand blogging either. I'm glad you were able to do it. It's because of you and others that I'm able to read your topics and simply make a comment instead of trying to think up of something interesting to say. Nonetheless, I just wanted to say that and I identify with a few of your stuggles. Keep fighting. I've yo-yo dieted for at least 15 years. I've really slacked off on my exercise and eating habits for the past year. So far, I've improved my eating lately, but I haven't gotten off my butt to go exercise consistently. I guess I gotta keep fighting. :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEEO12 6/1/2012 7:22PM

    Blogging is get, once you get use to it. You can also keep you sparkpage closed to people who are not your friends. But you should get some SP friends before you do that. This way you can have support other wise no one can see your blog posts.
Also when someone comments on your blog it is better to go to their page to comment back, that way they are sure to see it. just thought id help out. WTG in getting your first blog post done!

Also be sure to join a spark group that suits you as you will find all kinds of people and support!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ARISTARR 6/1/2012 6:51PM

    Good luck on starting to blog more, and good luck on all your future en devours with waste lose.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FAMOLLY43 6/1/2012 6:30PM

    It really was not so bad to read my words. It was great though to accomplish my goal to start to blog. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment