Tuesday, May 31, 2011
First off I've been pondering a name change. I'm thinking of going back to Blind Batty. Must ponder that some more. I'll get back to you on that one.
Tom had some shopping to do this weekend for a BBQ wedding gig he has. I, trying to impress him, began lifting around 50 pounds or more of frozen chicken out of the back seat of my little bug. That sorta twinged my back. I should've taken that as a warning. Smart people might have....but, no. In the house I empty the fridge out and he hands me a PACK of chicken. One measly tiny 4 lb pack and I put it in the fridge. Really...that was it.
Down on the ground I went and Tom immediately knew something was wrong. (Are you okay?) Now, I don't cry unless it's a doozer and I wasn't about to cry now so I went to tell him I was fine when "uh-hhhoooooooo" stuttered out of my mouth. He went to move me to the couch, but I "uh-hhhoooooo"d him trying to say "I can't move"...
so, I didn't do my workout that day.....That was Friday, AND I never cried so it clearly wasn't that bad.....
Saturday: It took me 20 minutes to get out of bed and another 30 to get down the stairs. My weight came in at 185.6 which I attributed to a cycle building up and my daughter attributes it to "all the water is just like, RUSHING to your back making you gain..." Uh huh. THAT makes sense.
Tom was already cooking and smoking away meats for his wedding gig, therefore the coffee was already made. He was lining the coolers and I stepped back to get out of the way when SINGEZAP. I looked down at my arm and the smoker/grill to which it was touching. Tom looked at me with a "really?!" look...yeah, really.
Then I went to say something and as I talk with my hands placed them smack dab on his cigarette. (I'd facepalm, but it hurts) He had me sit in a corner for a while to keep me safe.
Sunday: I walked around that day hunched over with a burn on my arm and hand. Doesn't this give a niceimagery?? Just call me the Hunchback Dame of Lincoln. We took the girls shopping for summer clothing (although it's still chilly here in Cali) I didn't buy anything. I just can't yet...ugh. Tom said something about my weight in the store (well, you sorta look good in this but you may just need a few more pounds) so he clearly tried to be nice and I appreciate that. With that I said "well, I left obese to overweight?" and we laughed at the thought of celebrating overweight.
Monday: Tom was feeling uuubber productive and repainted the family room, kitchen and dining room. I know his excessive energy comes from not being allowed to drink alcohol anymore which is good! We live in a rental and debated on buying here in Cali. But after discussing it we decided the girls really like this neighborhood and it makes no sense to try and buy when we just want to move after the little one graduates anyhow. He's thinking the Bahamas. As there are no poisonous snakes, I'm agreeing. I still would like to check the place out in the next couple of years. OOOH Goal weight reason!! (like I didn't have enough already)
Now it's Tuesday and I can walk better. My back still spasms but at a weigh in of 186.8 I really really know I need to get this body moving!! or something...I can't sabbatoge what I've been trying to accomplish just cuz of a few minor boo boos. I mean, JUST because the Universe is clearly pissed off at me this weekend doesn't mean I should give up, right? Right? anyone??
Monday, May 23, 2011
I got out of bed this morning, went pee and climbed on up on my scale. I was pretty happy with myself yesterday stripping and hitting the 185 mark. So imagine my internal surprise when the scale belted out loud "your weight is 184.5 pounds"
ONE EIGHTY FOUR POINT FIVE!
doing the happy dance in my living room....cuz I'm at 184.5.
Now mind you this is still an overweight number..but 1) it's no longer "obese" and 2) it's 184.5.
Oh Oh Oh! I don't remember if I share my race thingie...
I don't think I did!
Here is the link to me finishing the race. I'm the big large woman in a white shirt with bright red hair running with a little girl (well, teenage..also in a white shirt and long hair) You see us towards the end of the video and it's actually pretty easy to spot us cuz we almost cross the line pretty exclusively.
I absolutely loved doing this as a first race and I couldn't be MORE elated that I got to do it with two of my daughters and Zack (my oldest daughters friend) there must be an easier way to say that. LOL
My "stats" if you will go something like this. Don't ask me what "Masters" mean cuz I don't know. I know "Hayes Hill" is this awesome freaking bootie hill (I call anything that you have to use your tush to walk with a bootie hill)
Overall: 30,209th of 43,414
Female: 15,482th of 23,857
40-49 F 3,811 out of 5,353
Masters 6,669 out of 11,283
Hayes Hill 8:56:25.72AM 00:52:19 00:19:27 01:56:25 00:43:17
Finish 10:21:24.2AM 02:17:17 00:18:25 03:21:24 00:27:01
Doesn't that look all "official" like? LOL
Let us see. I think that's it folks. Everything seems to be in order. I did my race so motivated to actually start running again. Yoovie's back and I'm also on Tumbler. My friend Kim is moving bricks. Oldest and I out of school. My middle one having a promotion to high school next week Youngest busy with cheer.
so, everything seems to be in order for today... and oh yea
Friday, May 13, 2011
This is another blog I came across regarding Spark's censorship. The more I hear about this the more saddened I am. Turns out that she was "bullied" by continual reports of photos. You know the inspirational ones like this:
It seems that money is involved with a possible deal/merger whatever and the prospect of sexy on a weightloss sight is...well you know. It's okay to STRIVE fo be sexy, just don't show it. Or maybe it was one like this?
I think I should make that one for my background....
eh, anyhoosit..I thought this one was very well worded. I couldn't have said it better myself and I want to thank CREATINGAMANDA for letting me share this. I refuse to think that my niece, nephew, and husband deploy overseas so that our Constitutional right of free speech be censored for a business deal.
To my knowledge, I have never had anyone report a blog of mine as "inappropriate." I try not to say anything on my blogs that I wouldn't say to your face in real life if I had the chance to meet you. I'm sure those who have met me in real life can attest to the fact that I'm not generally an offensive person. Right? Guys?
In order to join SparkPeople, according to the Terms and Conditions that all of us had to agree to, you have to be over the age of 18, which officially makes you an adult even if you can't legally drink. As adults, I believe that we should be able to recognize that not everybody will agree with our opinions, and THAT IS OK.
I wonder how all of you would feel about me if I was as open as some other members of this site that come under fire. Would you still visit my page if you knew that I don't (and have never) attended church? At all, ever ever? And have no intention of changing that? Would you feel differently if you knew that in real life I swear like a drunken sailor and almost never give money to homeless people? Would it change your mind if you knew that it's because I can barely afford to feed myself half the time? How about if I told you that my last relationship ended because I cheated on my partner who was cheating on his wife? Ok, well it didn't happen that way but it could have - would you judge me for it?
Of course you would. We all judge people. We find people that we genuinely like, for whatever reason, and those are the people we attach ourselves to. I have to wonder, then, if you worked with someone whose opinions didn't match your own would you constantly be reporting them to your boss for these opinions? I can tell you that, at least where I work, the boss would say, "Tough. He/she doesn't have to agree with you, you don't have to like each other but you do have to coexist. Now go figure it out and stop bothering me."
I can't tell you how many blogs I have read on this site that I have disagreed with, but I can tell you how many I have found offensive enough to report: ZERO. I am adult enough to recognize a difference opinion when I find one and to go on my merry way. I have attached myself to a group of people on this site who I LIKE, who are different from me but who respect our differences and who I can count on. Would you feel differently about all of these people that you report if you knew how kind they have been to me when I have needed them the most?
Would it really make you happy to censor everyone whose opinions were not like your own? What a boring place this would be then, how stagnant and dull. People who have not blogged in years if at all, but who tell you how to change your blog, come off as insulting and demoralizing, as do those who report blogs that they simply don't agree with.
Here's the number one rule, as far as I'm concerned, with regards to being an adult: Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. You don't have to agree with them, but that doesn't mean they don't have a right to them.
You do not have the right to censor or silence anyone just because they don't agree with you. In future, look at what exactly is insulting to you. Is it racist? Sexist? Does it offend your religion or your place in society? Or does it merely differ from your own opinion? There is a big difference between being inappropriate and just not being YOU. Like I said, I have come across so many blogs that I disagree with on this site - I just close the window, by the way - but that doesn't make them offensive. Does it mean that I'll continue to read their blogs? Probably not ... but that doesn't mean that their opinions aren't valid or that someone else won't really get something from what is written. It just means it's not for me.
I know that many of you will see this as an attempt to stand behind a friend that I feel was wronged, but you'd be missing my point (although I do definitely feel that way - she was wronged). My point is that each blog will speak to each person differently ... just because it doesn't speak to you doesn't mean its writer should be silenced. Just because you don't agree with it doesn't make it inappropriate.
EDIT: I just want to clear this up - SP did not ban YOOVIE from the site, she chose to leave on her own. As much as I love her I can completely understand that decision - and I would understand if she never wanted to come back. She has my wholehearted support whatever she decides. This blog started with what has been happening with YOOVIE, but it is not only about her - it's about everyone who has ever been at the receiving end of such nonsense and "reports" telling them that their opinions are inappropriate.
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