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we are still working hard, right?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

OK guys, you are eating mid range on the protein right? Or at least eating the minimum.
You are eating at least 4 servings of fruits and or veggies.
You are drinking all your water every day.
You are trying to get enough sleep.

So these are the building blocks.
How are you doing?

How is your exercise program going? Can you commit to some type of exercise 4 days a week? Are you already doing that?

I jumped started my program by adding a 10 minute Kickboxing video 3 days a week. I love it cause it makes me very motivated for the rest of the day. I dropped a lot of weight this week being fired up and all and i am carrying that torch into next week and am leaving the 220`s behind forever

  
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DEE0973 10/24/2011 1:29PM

    I can and have committed to all of the above. Have a Blessed Day!!

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BADASSBLONDIE 10/24/2011 12:25PM

    Still working on getting in those fruits and veggies in a meaningful way. :D Gotta up the ST a bit but cardio's been going strong. XOXO

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VAMANOS 10/24/2011 9:07AM

    Just dropping by to say hi. I'm doing only ok on your building blocks, and my very slow weight-loss shows it. But today I'm learning to use my new alpine walking poles, so maybe they'll work like your kickboxing. 3-mile hike today on the flat to learn to use them, then Thursday 4-5 miles. I'm also planning to walk the city parks in between the hikes, and of course Zumba on Wednesdays, along with a Curves circuit.

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BIGMAMAT 10/24/2011 7:02AM

    sounds like the kickboxing is jump starting your weightloss too! Woohoooo! Awesome!!! emoticon Go Mama Go!!!

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CANNIE50 10/24/2011 12:03AM

    I am so happy for you - great job, Mama! I'm doing great with protein and water and getting enough sleep (when insomnia leaves me be) and exercise but I don't have resistance in those areas so that is not news. Making efforts in the fruits/vegetables area and am at 4 most days, and working towards 7 a day. Still too many starches&sugars, working on that as well. I am back to tracking, even when it is not particularly pretty to look at, so that is the biggest improvement I have made. Thanks for being a Sparkly leader.....and now that I now you can LITERALLY kick my arse, I will be keeping that in mind when it is time to eat my vegetables. emoticon emoticon

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CELLISTA1 10/23/2011 9:49PM

    Pilates this morning, then to the farmers market, then home stuff (sweeping, watering the garden), and THEN, this evening, even though I "didn't feel like it," I took my dog for a twenty-minute walk around the hills here. Yay!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 10/23/2011 9:05PM

    Awesome! Kick boxing! Must find alternative cardio for awhile but I am still at it!!! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 10/23/2011 7:46PM

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/23/2011 6:43PM

    WooHoo, you can do it!

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GRACEISENUF 10/23/2011 5:24PM

    I am following the steps you outlined as well.... and as you know (cuz I post every day, ha ha)..I am riding that bicycle like there is no tomorrow!

I am five pounds to ONEDERLAND and can see the gate lol!

LET'S KICK IT HARD THIS NEXT WEEK!

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JITZUROE 10/23/2011 5:16PM

    Yes I can commit to this too!!! Awesome blog. Keep up the kick boxing!
Bren

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PJH2028 10/23/2011 4:58PM

    Hello obiwan... oh awesome-one!
Yep. I'm doing pretty darn good on the basics this week! And, yes, it makes a difference in so many ways -- energy level, morale, etc. I'm not moving enough. I'm not sure HOW MUCH i have to do -- I know that it won't get done UNTIL I SET A GOAL for THAT. I need to commit to something and then followthru... cuz I know that this stimulates enthusiasm for seeing results... Why? Because it raises the liklihood of getting results.

I NEED TO SEE SOME RESULTS (she whined)
Then set the goals and meet them (she steadily assured).
Will do.
Will report back.

Keep ON
being in touch
is a great thing

xop

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CULAINA 10/23/2011 4:41PM

    I'm loving firey-mama! I'm working on my basics this week, still struggling a bit with protein but working on it. I'm on holiday this week, right on the beach so I'm already loving walking more than usual. Well done for the weight loss, keep going x

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Update on the dog

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I had to go to work with frank this morning so I kept checking but nobody stepped up for fostering him. I called the pound while I was on the road and they came and picked him up. He was in very poor health. Kelly was here when they came and got him.

That was a really hard thing. I gave him one night of what a dog should have: food, love, water, a warm bed.

My hope is that they will give him medical attention and find him a home. Even if it turns the other way, my prayer is he will be reincarnated into a new life of a well loved dog and this life will be a vague memory. I just read a book called "a dog's purpose" based on exactly that.

I have always been an optomist and I am going to reject my inclination to find out what happens next. I HAVE to believe that good things are ahead for him, no matter what.

I cant talk about it anymore. It makes me sad, angry and other not good for me emotions. Thanks for being here last night. I appreciate you guys.

  
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TERRYT55 10/24/2011 9:45PM

    Bless you, Jan, for giving him a night of love and comfort. I hope someone adopts the little guy. Wish I lived closer.........

I don't have a dog but am dog-sitting my daughter's two boxers and am falling in love. Can't get enough of those soulful brown eyes AND I have a couple of four legged friends to walk with.

I'm happy to know you my very kind friend.......

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/23/2011 4:26PM

    One of the reasons I left veterinary medicine was the realization that I could not save all of them and it hurt too badly. I couldn't sleep at night and it was weighing too heavily on me. I decided I would rather do the best I could as a layperson than see it day to day. If more people were like you maybe I wouldn't have had to leave. I am proud to be your friend.

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 10/23/2011 4:01PM

    anyone that receives your love and affection is lucky - 2 or four legs! Hang in there emoticon

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TURTLERASKIN 10/23/2011 10:20AM

    Good for you for trying. Know that there are rescue organizations that regularly patrol the animal shelters, taking dogs that they can adopt out. I adopted my two cats from one such operation; they had been abandoned, and the rescue took them and fostered them for four years!!! until I came along to adopt them. So there are happy endings; you're right to believe in them.

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JITZUROE 10/22/2011 10:54PM

    You have such a wonderfully big heart.....
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look what i found...

Saturday, October 22, 2011


On the way home from the movies, here was this little grampa dog and his friend in the middle of the road. We turned around, and pulled over. This poor little thing was terrified but he trusted me enuf after about 5 minutes to come to me. I wrapped him in my shirt and put him in my truck. His friend was dead in the road around the corner. Someone had hit him.

I took him to the shelter and it was closed so guess who is on my front porch? He is hungry, filthy, missing fur, long toenails and thirtsy. I gave him, food, water, a blanket and some love. He fell asleep in my arms. I put him to bed and he promptly followed me to my front door, wagging his little tail. I can't bring him in because of stitch plus he has fleas so I am doing all I can tonight and tomorrow, unless some one will foster him, he has to go to the pound. Even there, he will have a better life than he obviously has had. I can't keep him.


The lesson taken is how amazing that a dog, who has been unloved, abandoned and terrified, will still risk it for love and the human companionship for which he was made. Yeah. I'm crying.

  
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HOPE2011 10/23/2011 4:30PM

    Awww....now I'm crying too. Thank you for doing the right thing. emoticon

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PONYFARMER 10/22/2011 10:36PM

    God blesses those who care for His creatures! I want to thank you for not just passing by this poor dog like probably millions have in the time he was there with his dead friend.

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CANNIE50 10/22/2011 9:37PM

    Aw, it is lucky for that little old guy that you were wearing your wings and halo. I am hoping just the right person comes along to take him in for the last portion of his life. You know, I did an initial rescue of two dogs last month (I blogged about it so I won't go on about it again) and they were taken in by just the right family and their lives are a thousand percent better than what they were existing in before. He already got the first part of the miracle, you, now he will get the second part. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 10/22/2011 7:02PM

    Awwwwwwwwwwww. Bless you for helping the poor little baby, he didn't deserve to be in that situation.

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CULAINA 10/22/2011 6:15PM

    You are a beautiful person for rescuing that poor animal. I hope it finds a home soon x

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CHELEMIA 10/22/2011 2:58PM

    Do you freecycle? you can offer him. I would start with a vet checking if he has a chip and is a run away. Then the SPCA or pound. My friend how works as a fostor family for cats says poodles fly out quick.

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BIGMAMAT 10/22/2011 2:42PM

    That's sad. emoticon I am glad you picked him up.

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/22/2011 12:49PM

    You are an Angel to rescue that poor little guy. I hope someone gives him a forever home soon.

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GRACEISENUF 10/22/2011 11:29AM

    Aww so sad. God bless you Jan for taking him in. It hurts me so when animals suffer. My lil Sammy is like one of the family.

I hope someone will adopt him or come forward. Do you have a rescue shelter/non kill in your area?

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GHK1962 10/22/2011 10:27AM

    Poor pupper. It's good that you stopped and picked him up, if at least for the night he has a warm place to stay.

I have a hard time going to the humane society and stuffs....because I want to bring home every single animal . . . but know I can't.

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BTINTERNET 10/22/2011 9:22AM

    Awwww. So glad you were able to stop and help him! Think of what a difference you've made in his life (and so many of ours!!)

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/22/2011 8:20AM

    You are truly extraordinary. That dog is a metaphor for all people as well. It's easy to mind our own business and not care but if we put ourselves out there it is amazing what can happen. I am so proud you are my friend.

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LUVDOGZ 10/22/2011 7:41AM

    I am so thankful you found him and helped him. Sweet little thing. I hope he finds a good home. Are there any rescue groups around you that might be able to take him? Thank you for taking time out of your day, now he has a chance! I LOVE fellow animal lovers!!!

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ERIN4771 10/22/2011 7:15AM

    poor little guy...thank you for taking the time to take care of him the best you can....was thinking you might want to contact a rescue group, if you know the breed, as they will have people that can foster and take care of him, rather than the pound, which in all honesty won't be awesome.....or do you have a no kill shelter in your area?? sorry....just a HUGE animal lover, can't bare to see anything bad happen to the little creatures.....

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DAISY443 10/22/2011 5:01AM

    How sad for the little guy and how wonderful of you to care and do the right thing. I wouldn't have expected anything less!

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PURPLE_ROSE_3 10/22/2011 4:46AM

    Ahh, I'm such a dog lover so things like this make me sad! I'm so glad he was able to find a loving person like you!

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EOWYN2424 10/22/2011 2:59AM

    I hope he can find a good home!

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Extra Credit

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I want to know how you are doing, how are you feeling.

What song is running through your head? What song do you WISH was running through your head?

So tell me. But you have to use song lyrics. My song was gonna be " Walking on sunshine" but then I googled "Fire" songs and I found a song I had never heard called "Fire it up" By Lawrence Gowan. Do you know it?

A scorpion skims across the desert
Warm winds are stirring up your soul
It's giving your eyes that tempting flicker
Just the kind that makes me lose control
Fire it up, Fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
Make it pay
See the zombies drifting in the city
I don't get much action from that crew
But the scorpion skims across the desert
Ain't it plain to see she ain't no fool
Fire it up, Fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
Make it burn hard
There ain't no tomorrow (no tomorrow)
Burn hard
No time to borrow (time to borrow)
You gotta make it pay
Lawdy-Mama live it all today
Fire it up, Fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
Fire it up - Make it pay
Before the time has passed you by
You got to let me touch your magic flame
Eventually you know you're gonna die
Come on, Come on, you got to burn it till the end (burn it till the end)
Fire it up, Fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
C'mon fire it up, fire it up, girl
Fire it up, Fire it up, now
C'mon fire it up, fire it up, now
Fire it up, child
C'mon fire it up, fire it up, girl
Fire it up

So that is my song today.

Lay it on me.

  
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BADASSBLONDIE 10/22/2011 7:28PM

    "sexy and I know it" by LMFAO. Loooooove that song.

"I I I I work outttt"

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CALLIKIA 10/22/2011 8:55AM

    Right now I'm digging Art of Dying's "Get Through This"

I've seen better days, yeah
So says the mirror
It's hard to find divinity when you're the king of men

If I can get through this
I can get through anything
If I can make it through this
I can get through anything

If I can get through this
I can get through anything
If I can make it through this
I promise you
I promise you

It could be much worse, yeah
But the call is close
Tomorrow's my reason for today to let go

If I can get through this
I can get through anything
If I can make it through this
I can get through anything
Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com

If I can get through this
I can get through anything
If I can make it through this
I promise you
I promise you

If I can get through this
I can get through that
If you cut me wide open
I can cut you some slack
If you come when I'm leaving
I might never be back
I know it's not easy
just a matter of fact


If I can get through this
I can get through that
If you cut me wide open
I can cut you some slack
If you come when I'm leaving
I might never be back
I know it's not easy
just a matter of fact

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KAMAPERRY 10/21/2011 8:34PM

    Firework


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CULAINA 10/21/2011 4:55PM

    That's a great song, I've never heard of it.
I'm in a dancey mood so i'm bopping about to David Guetta's little bad girl. It makes me laugh!


Oh yeah,
They tell me I'm a bad boy
All the ladies look at me and act coy
I just like to put my hands up in the air
I want that girl dancing over there

Look at her go on the dancefloor
She's amazing on the dancefloor
When she moves, girl I want more
Keep it going girl, like I got an encore
You got me saying:

Go little bad girl, little bad girl
Go little bad girl, little bad girl
Go little bad girl, little bad girl
Go little bad girl, go little bad girl

*dances around in undercrackers*

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KRAWRS 10/21/2011 1:23PM

    Just reading the lyrics of that song, it is SO you!
Just stopping by really quickly to say hey. I've been lurking, but here. Loving your blogs!

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GRACEISENUF 10/21/2011 11:46AM

    Lionel Richie's BRICK HOUSE.

It reminds me of us Mama.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/21/2011 8:43AM

    "Firework" by Katy Perry has pretty summed up my journey thus far.
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting thru the wind, wanting to start agin?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin, like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?
Do you feel like you're so buried deep, six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing?
Do you know there's still a chance for you, 'cause there's a spark in you?
You gotta ignite the light and let it shine, just own the night like the 4th of july.
'cause baby you're a firework, come on show 'em what you're worth, make 'em go oh, oh, oh, as you shoot a cross the sky...
And we all know how the rest of the song goes! We're all a bunch of firecrackers, we just have to find what ignites us!

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MUSICALLYMINDED 10/20/2011 10:03PM

    My fired-up song will always be "Eye of the Tiger."

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/20/2011 9:41PM

    "Free Falling" Tom Petty

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CANNIE50 10/20/2011 8:52PM

    Well, the song that keeps actually running through my head is "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People which is about a horrific subject but is insanely catchy. It does talk about running so I guess that ties in. The song lyrics that were running through my head the other day, in relation to my Sparkjourney, are Tom Petty's: "won't back down, no, I won't back down, you can stand me up at the gates of He!! and I won't back down" - Sparkly friend RyderB got me started on that one by mentioning it in the comments on one of my blogs. It does fit. It also says "there ain't no easy way out" and that is very true of the fat corner that I painted myself into. There's no easy way out, but there IS a WAY out and I aim to do what it takes to exit Fatville. Thanks Mama.

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so how's this fired up thing working for ya?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Because I am rocking it! I have a renewed energy and focus. I have added 10 minutes of Kickboxing in the morning and it just really helps keep me moving all day plus keeps me more focused on choosing better as far as food goes. The fire on top of the protein and veggies back to basics is sticking with me and I am digging it. I may be a Done girl but I am certainly not DONE. I hope you are newly fired up and things are going good for you. If not, why is that? What is keeping you from doing what you need to do? Are you sleeping OK, getting your water, keeping chocolate to a minimum (Tricia?) Let me know how you are doing and let me know if you need a match to get fired up! ( oh yeah, I have lost nearly 6 pounds which is my weekend weight plus 1). Fire it up!

  
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BADASSBLONDIE 10/20/2011 4:45PM

    Doing well! I'm ROCKIN' OUT my fruits and veggies this week and I'm so proud!!! Plus, I'm owning that cardio and those weights. :D

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PJH2028 10/20/2011 4:14PM

    Yay! Thank you for this ENERGY this morning, JAN!
FIRE is contagious. It spreads. And I'm delighted ... for you.... for me.... and for some renewed momentum/confidence. I'm on day 3 of doing-it-right: the basics are key key key.

I'd love to know more about this kickboxing routine of yours? Did you study or take a class to learn it?

FIRED UP
KEEPING THE FLAME
PASSING THE TORCH

xxo

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/20/2011 1:17PM

    WooHoo! Excellent way to start the day!

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CHELEMIA 10/20/2011 1:03PM

    YOU GO GIRL!!! My fire needs some fuel but its there. It's the end of the week. Banking is in place. Sunday is my weekly firing!!!!

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KKINNEA 10/20/2011 12:39PM

    I need that energy for sure! I'm trying not to chalk it to post-marathon fatigue - I think work has picked up more now so my fire is banked a bit.

Great job to you though - I'll keep following along like you're my virtual rope pulling me out of the quicksand.

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CELLISTA1 10/20/2011 12:19PM

    Not fired up. Just not feeling it. However, I'm going to a BOLLYWOOD dance class tonight. In fact, I'm making the commitment to go - right here, right now. Maybe that will ignite something!
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What, no emoticon for Bollywood? That's me, doing Pilates.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/20/2011 12:08PM

    I am too! Woohoo.

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CANNIE50 10/20/2011 12:01PM

    I'm so happy for you. I am not so much fired up as I am at a slow boil.

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