Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Okay, I've gone and DONE it now! I've revamped my spark page and I'm ready to get my butt in gear!
I've decided that I'm DONE!
...DONE with unhealthy habits and choices!
...DONE with putting others first and neglecting myself!
...DONE using food as a source of pleasure rather than nourishment!
...DONE with excuses!
...DONE being the FAT girl once and for all!
Follow me on Facebook if you please! :)
Friday, December 30, 2011
Hi! I'm trying to get back into this sparking thing again. I've got to spend more time working on ME, my goals, my needs...above anything else! The time I do spend on Spark is going to be more centered on reading articles, popular blogs, and tracking my nutrition and exercise. Those are the things that motivated me in the first place and I've got to go back to what I KNOW works.
It's time to be honest...I've gained nearly 1/2 my weight back. Yup, freakin sad but true. I had a break down on Christmas night after feeling fat in my pants all day. They didn't fit right and on top of that, I couldn't wear the sweater I was looking forward to wearing that day. The one I had bought specifically for Christmas. It just didn't look good w/ all the new bulges underneath. :( When I logged onto Spark that night I looked at my ticker and imagined it being at the correct weight. That showed I had nearly gained 1/2 of it back. Thank goodness for that ticker for putting things into perspective for me. I just couldn't believe that I let myself get to this point. I thought I had changed my lifestyle for good but changing routines got me all 'discombobulated' and everything went spiraling out of control. I don't know what to say other than....this weight gain stops here and NOW! I've thrown away all my "fat pants" and I refuse to buy any new ones! (so glad I did that, btw)
Anyways, I'll try to stop by your blogs when I can but for now I'm gonna get back to the basics and start kicking butt again. I didn't do all that hard work to throw it away! I'm going to do what I know works and everything that SP and YOU all have taught me through the years. I KNOW how to do this and I'm not going to let stress get in my way anymore! Time to re-do my page, get honest with myself and all of you, and show 2012 what I'm made of! It's ON!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wow, has it really been 2 months since I've blogged?! I guess I've been away longer than I thought! I just finished up my first semester of grad school, as many of you know, and am so thankful to be on break! Boy was it a lot of work, but I tell ya what...any self-doubt I had went out the door when I received A's in all of my classes! WOOOHOOOO!! Statistically, I fall right into the category of the people who are most likely to drop out, (over 30, female, with children). I'm NOT going to be a statistic though!! Don't you worry! I've got this school thing down!
Thanks for sticking with me as I've been away. My life has been crazy with all the changes that have been goin on lately but I think I'm finally adjusting :) I'm feeling upbeat and back to my normal self so all is good in this neighborhood! :P I've been to the Dr. twice about anti-depressants and getting the dosage right, but now I'm feeling great and ready to tackle this thing called life!
The kids are so excited about Christmas!! I've got my house all decked out and ready for Santa to arrive! I sure wish I could invite you all over for a Christmas party...how fun would that be?! I've missed you all and can't wait to get caught up with you!! Thanks for sticking by me through these last few months! You are the BEST friends a gal could ask for! Truly!!
And in light of my late fiance's "angelversary" tomorrow...I've been making a tribute video to him that I'd like to share. If you want to check it out, here's the link.
Have a VERY Merry Christmas Spark friends!! I love you so much--and don't you forget it!!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Ever since I got all that off my chest I feel like a weight has been lifted. Thank you all SO much for your awesome advice and support. You guys are THE
Thanks to you, I'm giving myself permission to take some time for myself, and for my family, to do what I gotta do--guilt free! Thank you for showing me that that's O.K.!
It always helps boost my spirits to spend some quality time with my family so that's exactly what I've been doing! We went to a football game together, a Halloween parade, and even participated in a fundraising event to help raise money for Down Syndrome. We walked around the football stadium and were a part of the biggest "Step Up for Down Syndrome" event in the nation! The event raised $475,000 and had over 10,000 participants! I'm SO proud to have been a part of it. We were members of "Lorelei's Troops", a team that a friend from high school set up to support her daughter who has Downs. She was so thankful and the kids had a blast. I just love teaching my kids the importance of participating in events such as this.
Yesterday, my boyfriend and I picked up Chris's kids and took everyone to a local amusement park. We rode our first roller coaster together and just had an awesome time. I especially loved the drive home when everyone was reminiscing about their favorite parts of the day. Good times for sure!
Here's a few pics for your viewing pleasure...
At the Step Up walk...
Snuggling with my boy at the football game...
My boyfriend, and the step-kids Montana and AnnaBelle on the train at the park (I can't believe how much they are growing up!!)
AnnaBelle won the jackpot and got 1000 tickets in the arcade!!!
And here's my little grumpy pirate and beautiful Monster High girl, all ready for the Halloween parade! He wasn't in the mood for a picture, lol, but he is still the cutest pirate I've ever seen!
Can't wait to take the kids trick-or-treating tonight! Life is good!
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