Thursday, October 18, 2012
I wanted to tell you, I am here.
I have rarely missed a day since march 2010. Sparkpeople has changed my life in many ways, not the least of which is the friends I have made. Not just other members, but friends. The ones I think about daily, worry about, laugh with, get inspired by.
So many wonderful and awesome people in one place is like a smorgasbord of treats one can choose from.
Need some tough love? We got that. Need a warm hug? Not a problem! Need some health or fitness advice? Psshhhh, that's easy.
There is literally nothing I go through that I do not have someone to ask and support me.
If you need something, reach out. Dont wait for a spark friend to ask you. We all have busy lives. I for one, am never to busy for you. Let me know you need me, and baby, I am here.
Sometimes, I miss a blog or don't have much time to spend on spark so I may miss something, so if you need some mama time, PLEASE let me know. And I know you will do that for me when I need you, too.
Its a beautiful thing.
Monday, October 15, 2012
How was your weekend. Tell me something good!
I went to Monterey with friends and had a great time! We laughed danced, kayaked (which is the first time I went since my lost 50 pounds reward and it was great! Perfect day!
This week is eating well and moving ....what a concept!
What's going on with you?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I totally gapped on sunday check in! You guys are supposed to watch me!!
What should we focus on this week? How about remembering to do what we are committed to?
Like posting sunday check in's.
Like eating in our calorie ranges
Like getting a walk in or a workout
Like Blogging like we promised
Like sending a spark goodie to someone who needs a lift.
Like checking in with our teams
Like cleaning out that closet we said we would do for the last 2 months...
I dont know. Pick something and tell me about it.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The last few days have been crazy. 10-12 hour work days, running to one job while frank is at another (we are roofers) and I even drove the dump truck to the dumps today (havent done that in about 5 years! Once I had my knee replaced, one of our guys took over so I dont do it anymore). It is a good problem to have...having too much work. The rest of the month is going to be like this but it's ok. We are making money and making up for how slow this summer was. We are in overdrive. On top of all this extra stuff, I still have my office stuff to do and the billing still to do from our Nationals the last weekend in September so to say I am behind is an understatement.
Then, Thursday, we are going to Monterey for a few days for our friends 50th birthday (the friends from Utah) so that will be fun. I have a LOT to do tomorrow to get ready to leave but I have my cape cleaned and pressed and I will do it!
I have noticed in the last few days when the pressure was on, that I wanted a soda or some sort of pick me up. I didnt get one. Then today, when I kicked ass doing my job, I wanted a treat to reward myself. I didnt get one of those either but it was interesting to me how I felt.
I felt like I DESERVED it. I was stressed so I NEEDED something to get me through. I did a great job so I SHOULD have a treat to reward myself.
What the hell? Am I some sort of dog? A small child? Why do I have so much tied into putting something in my mouth because I did my JOB?
How crazy and complicated are we? I dont know why this hit me so hard NOW, I mean I have been here on spark for 2.5 years and on this earth for 51 years.
I think acknowleding the feelings regarding the urges is going to be half the battle. The other half is going to be not giving into it. Hence the human condition, eh?
If I come up with any other brilliant observations that you guys probably already know, I will make sure to blog about that too.
Hugs and stuff, Jan
Friday, October 05, 2012
Happy Friday y'all.
I would like to announce that my funk was short lived and I'm back, baby,
Turns out, being 51. (And 1 week) can mess with a girl. It is not apparent what was going on since it is (sorry boys) that time of the month. I never know anymore because, well I'm going through menopause and things sneak up on me.
Anyway, I lost 4 pounds since my Wednesday weigh in so that tells me water weight and not true fat weight. I didn't really think I had eaten badly at the event last week, not stellar but not 6 pounds worth. But you know sometimes, you just go to that emotional place and seeing something like that just throws all logic out the window and you run to the peanut butter cups for comfort.
I am so thankful I could turn to you guys. You held me up and I needed that.
We weren't able to go to the wedding but it did give me another walk with my dog and an evening with hubby so m cool with that.
Today I go see my niece in a play and it will be 6 hours there and 6 hours back in a car so Sunday will defiantly be time for activity.
My plan for the nest week is to lose the leftover 2 pounds from last week and keep my little graph line heading DOWN instead of sqiggly and steadily UP.
You guys have a great weekend and thank you for being there with your wisdom, wit and support. Seriously.
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