Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I'm happy to report that I'm finally feeling better! Thank you for your well wishes!
Yesterday, I was feeling great and spent a full 6 hours cleaning my house. I must've still been sick or something b/c that's not something I usually do! It was something I've NEEDED to do though and finally put on my big girl panties and just did it. I got on my hands and knees and scrubbed my floor, did several loads of laundry AND cleaned out my closet! I found out it actually has a floor! Who knew?!!
I also bagged up 4, yes FOUR, bags of clothes from my closet alone!
As I was going through my closet, I found where I had put away my "fat clothes." I thought I had gotten rid of them but I had just stuck them in the back to where they couldn't be seen. This time, I didn't stuff them back into storage, I'm getting them outta here for good!!! Not needed! No way am I going back to that! I also had to bag up size 12's as fat clothes. That's just crazy to me! Size 12 has always been considered my skinny pants--those ones that get worn a few months and then are replaced by the fat clothes in storage. Not this time though! Size 12's ARE fat pants! Heck yeah!
I also came across some of Chris's things, not that many but a couple items. Like the 2 t-shirts I had rolled up and hidden in the back of the closet. They were the only ones that weren't clean and still had his scent on them. I debated forever on what to do with them, placing them in the give away pile and then the next minute taking them back out. Right now they're going into the boxes I have with his things. I am at the point though where I am ready to donate the bags of his clothes I stored away. Giving away 2 bags but keeping 2 shirts...I say that's great progress! I'm going to call his mom and tell her that I'm ready to let go of some things now and I'm sure she will be quick to get them from me.
So today my mission is to tackle my basement and clean some more! Once I get going it's hard to stop! Guess that's a good thing!
I was able to get caught up on your blogs for a day or so, then you blogged again. C'mon guys, you're making it hard to stay caught up! lol---jk!! I'll catch up again soon. But for now, my house is calling my name! Gotta take care of business! Catch ya later!!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The other day I enjoyed a day at the spa! I was treated to a 60 minute facial, 30 minute back massage, and a haircut and style. All compliments of my daddy! (A gift certificate he bought me for Christmas that I finally used!) It was so nice and relaxing. I could hardly stay awake! Just what the doctor ordered!
After: (2 inches shorter, layers and side-swept bangs)
So there ya go Susan, Lori, and a couple others who requested pics. I decided to stay long and luscious but added sexy, in-yo-face bangs...hehe You likey?!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
It's been over a week since I blogged and so I thought I'd give you a quick update. I caught some stomach bug last Saturday and it really did a number on me! I was violently sick the first day and just felt awful for a whole three days straight. I've felt better since the 4th day, but there's still something not right about my tummy. I haven't felt 100% and am now burping constantly--like all through the night, practically waking everyone up. I tell ya, it's so sexy! lol I don't feel awful anymore, I just feel blah. Nothing sounds appetizing and when I do eat, I get heartburn and lots of gas. I haven't exercised in a week now and still don't feel up to it. What do I have to say to that?!! BLAHH!!! Give me a break already!
Ok, had to complain to someone! Thanks for being that outlet for me today! I guess since it pertains to my health, it's perfectly "bloggable" material, right?! Sometimes just complaining to the world makes you feel better...that's what I'm hoping for anyways!! I really want to get back into exercising full throttle again. Just gotta be patient while my body heals, I guess.
I hope everyone is doing well. I've gotten somewhat caught up on your blogs but still have some more to do. This illness has really gotten me behind on my sparking, so I apologize!! Don't worry, I'm still here!!
Love to you all!!
Friday, August 05, 2011
I've credited Spark with LOTS of things, but there is one thing I've yet to tell you about. I referenced Spark People in my application to graduate school and I think it was one of the highlights of my application! I truly think that it helped me get accepted into my master's program!
This is what I said...
"I'm also a member of SparkPeople.com, an Internet web site whose mission is to "spark" millions of people to live healthier lives and to reach their goals. I have been nominated as a Spark People Motivator for my positive attitude, community involvement, overall motivation, and weight loss successes. I am a leader of the Positivity Team in which the main goal is to spread the power of positive thinking by motivating others and telling them about the blessings, rewards, and other great aspects of life. By sharing these things with others, it is my hope that it will lift people's spirits and will provide them with a more positive outlook on life. I think this leadership position has provided me with great experience that I can carry into my social work practices."
Of all the things I've credited Spark People with, I think this one tops the list! I can't believe that this web site has not only helped me lose over 40 pounds but it has helped mold my future into something GREAT! Thank you Spark People and especially Chris Downie for making this all possible! Never in my wildest dreams would I have believed a free website could do SO much for me! I didn't just stumble upon this website, I believe I was led here so it could do wonderful things in my life. And it DID! I'm so blessed!
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