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Yea. I had cake. (picture)

Thursday, October 07, 2010



Technically, it was just the frosting but still....

Actually this is what happened. This is one of our friends, Spanky. It was his birthday so I take the cake to him, light the candles, do the song and I am walking away after to take it to another table to cut it and it starts sliding off the tray! I tried to balance it but it fell down the back of another driver and landed on the ground. At that point, one of our friends picked it up and wrapped it around his head. So, I just said, "Screw that! I have been dieting and I am having some damn cake!!" So I licked his head.
We are cool like that! rofl... Thought you would enjoy the picture!

  
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GRACEISENUF 10/10/2010 10:44AM

    And a good time was had by all.

THE END


(I love it)
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NEDERLUNG 10/9/2010 2:09PM

    I would have only expected this from you - you are just to hilarious!

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EPIPHANYANGEL 10/9/2010 9:24AM

    emoticongreat picture.

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JAVAQUEEN74 10/8/2010 10:03PM

    That is so freaking funny! I love it! Way to be awesome! emoticon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/8/2010 9:34PM

    This is the funniest thing I've seen all day!

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BTINTERNET 10/8/2010 9:29PM

    I should really post about the cheesecake fight sometime... I only wish there had been pictures.

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SMAYMAY 10/8/2010 6:34PM

    hahahahah WHAT A GREAT PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RJANE40 10/8/2010 8:29AM

    Love it!!

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 10/7/2010 10:59PM

    Hahahahaha
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M0PPET 10/7/2010 10:58PM

    zomg! love it!

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BIGMAMAT 10/7/2010 10:41PM

    hahaha. I laugh. Hahaha. Oh, mama. emoticon

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ASHARON 10/7/2010 8:42PM

    That is too funny. Love the picture. And hope you enjoyed the frosting.

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CLEVAGAL 10/7/2010 7:06PM

    this made me smile!

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MAIA2011 10/7/2010 7:01PM

    You racing types, just disgusting. I hope your husband was OK with this!



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DAISY443 10/7/2010 6:20PM

    I am speechless, partly from the bitten tongue and partly from laughing at this so hard! Let's see - you burned calories trying to save the cake, then you ate cake calories! Sounds like a wash to me! Anyway, birthday cake calories do not count!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/7/2010 5:53PM

    head?

I could say 114 totally inappropriate things. Hope you put that onein your nutrition tracker.

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What the heck am I doing?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tomorrow is my official weigh in day. I am looking for good news but I think I know what is wrong. Since I started this, I have had long range goals and short range goals but I never pressured myself. As long as I was making progress, I was happy.

Then, I joined the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 team for a little extra push and I have really enjoyed having a goal to work towards and should be pretty close to that goal by then.

Then the BIG NUMBER was looming on the horizon. 50 pounds. That was the big one. The one I have been very anxious to get to. The one that I figured I finally could say Hooray about! Now dont get me wrong, I have been happy for every stinkin' pound. I was thrilled at 20, 30, 35, 40, 45 and even yes, 49! But 50 is alluding me. I realized I am working towards a number instead of just doing my thing, tracking my food, going for walks as I have been doing as part of a healthy lifestyle. I am screwing with my own head about it and I am going to stop it right now. It will happen just like every other pound I have lost. And when it does, you guys will be the first to know. Then I will go Kayaking. Then I will work on 51, 52, 53 and so on.

So I am going back to what works. Progress, not perfection. Keeping my eyes off the numbers and onto my healthy choices each day.

Meanwhile, back at the farm, Frank and I went walking tonight after dinner but a thunder storm was looming. We got back to the truck right as it started to pour. Here is a picture right before it started pouring. A double rainbow at dusk, pretty cool!
Thats gotta be a good sign, right?

  
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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 10/7/2010 10:58PM

    I love rainbows!! I think it is a good sign!

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BIGMAMAT 10/7/2010 10:44PM

    It will happen, It will happen, It will happen and they Kayaking! Woohoo! Hugs. Tricia emoticon

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/7/2010 5:21PM

    Yes. "Progress, not perfection." Thanks for sharing the double rainbow...

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NEDERLUNG 10/7/2010 10:53AM

    Good insight and staying in tune with what is going on is a big part of this healthy lifestyle thing. You know what has worked and steady as she goes has worked for you. Sometimes our goals need to be to stay focused on the healthy eating, not just on the weightloss.

But occasionally you need spice and I think that is why you wanted to do the 10 by 10/10 - and you have to have fun too - though I don't see this as a goal, I saw it as a challenge. Challenges are the extra push for fun, not the big "MUST OR ELSE".

So, focus on enjoying the journey - the Kayak trip is right there and if it isn't tomorrow, it will be before the end of the month! Splash, splash!

(Not rain drops from the approaching storm, me throwing water on you from my kayak - smiles)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/7/2010 8:30AM

    You're doing such a great job and you've lost a great deal doing your own thing. No need to stress yourself out with the challanges. I felt like I was self sabotaging when I set hardcore goals for myself and the result was only losing 1.5 lbs in 3 weeks, not the norm for me. When I backed off, things have gotten better! Concentrate on your healthy lifestyle and you'll be just fine and 50 is around the corner!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/7/2010 7:55AM

    That is exactly what happened to me. I decided I am done with weight loss challenges. It got me too into a number and not enough on my health. I didn't even lose the 10 lbs in 6 weeks! It was like I self sabotaged because it stressed me out too much. Uggh.

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/7/2010 7:39AM

    That's right - just keep doing what you're doing and you WILL hit that 50 pound mark. Try to focus on the lifestyle, not the scale. Have a great day!! And by the way - the picture of the double rainbow is BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

- Michelle

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STARPLANET2000 10/7/2010 6:44AM

    Your blog was a great one for me to read this morning. My weight loss has slowed too. (I need to get serious about the exercise thing.) And progress but not perfection is awesome! Also think how awesome Progress is compared to Regressing! We may not be dropping big numbers each week now but Hey! we're not gaining! I'm off work today and tomorrow so I'm going to try some morning walks which I never do. Check in on me and keep me accountable!

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CLEVAGAL 10/6/2010 11:56PM

    That is exactly the right attitude to have. You know me, up and then down and then up.....the numbers were doing my head in. Dont you know it, when I stopped worrying about the numbers the weight started coming off again. REMEMBER-7.7 pounds (im milking it for ALL its worth!).....anyhoo.....back to you, I think your attitude has been excelent and dont be surprised if you make 50 pounds tomorrow! Love ya! Cleva xxx
PS Im not blogging til later so technically you will probably get todays blog tomorrow which is friday for me but thursday for you :S you know what I mean!!!! LOL!

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MAIA2011 10/6/2010 11:21PM

    You have the right attitude! You will get to 50 pounds lost sooner than you know and have a great time kayaking! Until then keep Sparkin', I like progress not perfection.

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My day

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

It began at 7 when I got up and sparked for about an hour then hit the road for a day of customer service.I actually looked cute today with a new outfit my girls had given me for my birthday. I had to meet 4 customers and stop in at 2 supply houses so I had a Luna bar for breakfast, got my water and an apple and headed out.
Stopped at my roofing supply company and I noticed the manager (we have known him for years) was looking pretty trim and he said something about walking last night. So I told him he looked good and had he lost weight. He shyly said, "yea a little bit" and I asked how much He told me 15 pounds! So I was telling him how awesome that was when a customer walked in. Drew asked me how far I was and I said "49 pounds but man, I want that 50!" and the customer (must have been in the medical field) told me how awesome that was and the pressure off my knees blah blah. They were really sweet. As I was leaving, Drew holllered at me, "Hey, Jan, thanks for inspiring me!"...

I mean, come on! You KNOW how good that made me feel!? Pretty awesome! So that was good thing #1.

Then I met all my customers, called Frank and told him I wouldnt have time to meet for lunch, went to Jack in the box (fajita pita and fruit cup) then decided to make time to stop in and say a quick hi to Frank at our jobsite on my way back to town for a haircut.
I got out of the truck and he was all, "wow, you look great!!" SO that was good thing #2.

As I drove home, my phone rings and it is him. He asks what time is my haircut and Im thinking, why do you want to know? lol... anyway, he was asking because he wanted to meet me at this little rendevous spot for um, afternoon delight!!! LOL. I didnt have time to stop cause I was late but it made my day!!!! #3.

Then I went for hair cut and color and made some changes #4 and then Frank took me to dinner cause it was late (no walk tonight for Stitchy)#5.

So all in all, I had pretty freaking great day! And I hope you did too!

Here is my new hair...

  
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SMAYMAY 10/8/2010 6:33PM

    Thanks for sharing such a fun day!!! I LOVE YOUR NEW HAIR!!!!!!!!

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 10/7/2010 11:00PM

    Cute hair!! and what a great day!! :)
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DIFROMWYOMING 10/6/2010 9:54PM

    Awesome day and a little afternoon delight thrown in for good measure! emoticon

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BRIAEL 10/6/2010 3:05PM

    Love the new 'do, Jan! That's perky and very "you" ! :)

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/6/2010 10:28AM

    I'd say that was a GREAT freakin' day!!!!!!! Go you!! You must be feeling like a million bucks! And your haircut looks AWESOME!!

- Michelle

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NEDERLUNG 10/6/2010 10:06AM

    I can hear the joy in your writing. You so earned every bit of it, you have worked hard. I'm very proud of you and YES you do inspire others!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/6/2010 8:21AM

    That is an awesome day! LOVE the haircut, so cute and sassy!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/6/2010 8:16AM

    That is an awesome day and how cute are you and your husband! You guys are like teenagers. I love it. The haircut is really sexy! Love it

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CLEVAGAL 10/5/2010 11:51PM

    What a great day Jan! I always love reading your blogs by the way IM still on about it- 7.7 pounds YAY!

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ANAJAK 10/5/2010 11:33PM

    Love this blog. Love those days. One pound sister you can do it!!!! You ARE inspiring :)

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MAIA2011 10/5/2010 11:29PM

    Looking good, lady. Cute pic and I love the new haircut!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/5/2010 11:18PM

    1 pound woman! You have so got this!!

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BIGMAMAT 10/5/2010 11:16PM

    Hey my beautiful spark friend! You look gorgeous!!! So glad you had such a wonderful day! BTW, You ARE and ispiration! just sayin. Hugs. Tricia

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/5/2010 11:06PM

    You deserve the good things emoticon emoticon

Love your haircut! I have mine cut in a similar way. Years ago, after cancer diagnosis, I decided I either needed a European vacation or a makeover. A new haircut does a body good! You rock it!

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That's BULLS***!

Monday, October 04, 2010

I got on the scale this morning to see how much I had lost this weekend since I ate well, worked and sweated my ass off for 3 days. I thought how awesome that I get to blog about hitting my mini goal of 50 lbs weight loss. UM, NO!

I am up 3 pounds! What the hell! I said, "That's BULLS***!" and scared my dog cause it kind of erupted from me.

I intellectually understand that working as hard as I dd this weekend could affect my weight loss progress but it still upsetting. I literally did not stop moving from about 10 am to 1 am each day.That is 13 hours of moving with maybe an hour of sitting at about 10 minutes at a time. That is not my typical lifestyle, beleive me.

I stayed within my nutritional guidelines but I can taste the sodium in my mouth this morning from dinner last night, even tho I stayed within my range as far as calories etc.

I know that I will probably be down tomorrow or the next day but it still sucks. Now I have to put that I am up on my tracker and on my team and I HATE that.

So my friends, the clouds have obscured the rainbows today, the unicorns are in hiding, and I feel cranky.

Tomorrow will be another story and then I will write how nobody should get discouraged in this case, that your body needs time to adjust sometimes, that it is progress, not perfection that is important and that non-scale victories are way more important than what the fickle scales.
I truly believe that and it is advice I would give anybody but man, when that number comes up, it like a punch to the gut.

Today, my plan is lots of water, no restaurant food hence keeping the sodium down, walk the dog tonight, go to the store for fresh fruits and veggies and keep on moving on.

  
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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/5/2010 1:27PM

    forget it. it's one day. you're doing the right things. keep going.

R.

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NEDERLUNG 10/5/2010 11:45AM

    Evil scales, they are everywhere!

But I think that you need to give it a couple days of rest and continue the healthy patterns you know and then the results should show. You know you did right by yourself, focus on that.

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LEFTSOX 10/5/2010 8:46AM

    I am going to be up this week too I fear although I can't boast the awesome skills of staying in my range, at least you stayed on track and so the weight will show latter that you did well. I know it stinks but you are on the right track!

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TRIP2HAPPINESS 10/4/2010 9:35PM

    "damn you scale!" It's evil...that tiny little thing can change our whole day around. Don't fret...your doing awesome!

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CLEVAGAL 10/4/2010 7:09PM

    How many people do you have following your blog-bloody hell. by the ime I get to comment there is nothing left to say! Why didnt you tell me yesterday when we were chatting on facebook! Im about to go and weigh myself.....sigh....I dont expect good numbers. Cleva xxx

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BIGMAMAT 10/4/2010 5:29PM

    Ditto what Mezzoangel said! P.S. your cute when your cranky! lol.
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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/4/2010 12:47PM

    I like your picture. And I hate the scale. But I love you!

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CALLIKIA 10/4/2010 12:42PM

    Extra exercise/moving + extra sodium = meanie scale. Yep. And we all get a little cranky girl from time to time because, while we recognize how important it is to not let the scale rule our lives, from time to time his brutality just gets the better of us.

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MAIA2011 10/4/2010 12:35PM

    It's totally the sodium! It will be gone in no time! Doesn't feel good, though, I know. Just keep on the water and remember that you rock!

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BRIAEL 10/4/2010 12:19PM

    Been outdoors in the sun? Bear in my that you probably had a touch of dehydration AND the sodium wouldn't have helped. Soon as you pause to suck in water, you gain lbs in a hurry.

Glad you're being positive about it being a temporary setback, and looking forward to having your daily blogs back again! :)

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/4/2010 12:04PM

    Ha - I can totally picture you scaring the dog! LOL!

Cheer up chipper monkey - it's all because of the sodium. And just think, you get to post a HUGE loss next time! :) Drink up and keep on keeping on!

- Michelle

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ATREAT4ME 10/4/2010 11:55AM

    Even in the face of that BS number you rallied your intellect while giving voice and credence to your emotions. I am in awe of that ability and I appreciate that example. I'm sorry you had to balance that. And on top of being (I'm assuming ) way, way tired. It totally stinks to have an expectation go unmet. I say pamper yourself as much as you can. Rest, nap, soak in a tub. Drink lots of water and remain your awesome outstanding self. That scale will have no choice but to do your bidding. Guaranteed!

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TSERANDOS 10/4/2010 11:32AM

   
Sodium is evil, it rallies the fat cells and convinces them they need to swell and hold on for dear life, especially when there has been extra exercise but not extra water.

CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG!


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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/4/2010 11:29AM

    This happened to me last week. I worked out every single day, hard and by Saturday had gained 5 lbs. I wanted to chuck my scale out the window. Then I took a rest day and by Sunday all the weight was gone plus 2 pounds. Your muscles retain a lot of water when they are sore and the sodium is a huge factor. One night of Korean food can be good for 3 lbs on in the morning for me. Give it a few days and it will be off. I swear.

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VIRGOGURL4 10/4/2010 11:21AM

    I advise you to check your scale's batteries. I had a rude awakening several months ago when the scale was totally off.

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HOPERISING 10/4/2010 11:20AM

    I flat out refused to weigh in this morning. I was sick last night, and I could feel the bloat this morning, and I said NO WAY. When your body catches up with your weekend you'll have a WHOOSH of weightloss, then you'll be singing about rainbows and unicorns again!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/4/2010 11:17AM

    Oh, ya! I totally understand. You know you're doing everything right and then there's some crap like this. I cut a cartoon out of the paper a while back... "The Born Loser" there's a woman standing on the scale saying "it defies the law of nature. How is is possible to eat a 1/4 lb cheeseburger and gain 3 lbs?" I don't know how it happens, but it does and I'm sure your sodium intake has everything to do with it. Disappointing yes, but not forever! Hang in there.
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WATCHMEGO2 10/4/2010 11:15AM

    sodium can really do a number on you!! Drink tons of water to flush it out and you will be rid of those pounds in no time!

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JRZG8R 10/4/2010 11:09AM

    lot of that going around. I am convinced there was an increase in gravity. emoticon

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Im home and weekend report

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Hello my sparkies! I missed you but had a good weekend. We had 76 drivers and about 240 people that we fed for 3 nights.




The weather was hot (high 90's and then it rained Saturday night, late!). Had a great raffle with tons of prizes and raised about $2000.00.



Watched some great racing....
and did a bunch of awards for the winners...


And had some fun with our friends...





And finally, we came home this morning. I walked about 12000 steps a day and my feet were killing me (Thank God I bought those new shoes) my sister commented on my energy and how much more I was able to do which made me really happy. Several people mentioned my weight loss which was nice, too. All in all, a great successful weekend. Although now it appears we will be going to Utah in the next few weeks to visit our friends and their wonderful dream cabin

  
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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/5/2010 3:40PM

    loved the pics and the description of the weekend... kudos to you guys for pulling that off!

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NEDERLUNG 10/5/2010 11:42AM

    Ah boo hoo - you had such a great weekend that you got invited to Utah and a dream cabin - smiles. Oh, please, I hope you know that I'm just kidding! I'm glad that the huge event went well. And I'm pleased that so many people recognized you for your weightloss efforts too! You have worked hard and I know that you are as proud of yourself as we are of you too. And your sis noticing your energy is great too (how is her health, does she spark?). Love the ending pic of you tired/12,000 step tootsies hanging out the window! Have fun planning the Utah cabin trip! - Debie

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TEXWIFE 10/4/2010 9:37PM

    I look like our MOM!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/4/2010 11:01AM

    Glad you had such a great weekend and raised all that $$$!

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CLASSACT911 10/4/2010 9:30AM

    Yep that last picture was the piece de la resistence. LOL Put them feet up after a long weekend. You definitely deserved it. Maybe you should go get a pedicure after all those steps?

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/4/2010 7:17AM

    Yay!

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BIGMAMAT 10/3/2010 11:07PM

    I am glad things went well! loved the pictures. Expecially the last one! Cute! Glad your back. emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 10/3/2010 10:16PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of moving! Bet it feels great to be home though! Get some rest. Take care of yourself!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/3/2010 10:02PM

    I am glad you had such a fun filled weekend! Missed you! Hugs

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