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Whatís Up With MissB8604? Ė Weeks 176 - 178

Friday, August 15, 2014

Nutrition: Much better the last 3 weeks, doing the best I can to watch my portions without a lot of restriction.

Water Intake: Excellent.

Exercise: Not a lot, been too busy. I really miss Zumba and will definitely be going back.

Show Biz News:
We have opened and we opened with standing ovations! Here are some pictures of our show for your enjoyment! Iím so blessed to be a part of this show and truly love my cast. Iíve made some really close friends and I really look forward to our final two weekends. Mama Bear has been such a fun role to play and I truly have a blast on stage.









Original Starting Weight (2011): 285lbs
New Starting Weight (2014): 250lbs
Week 169 Weight: 246.5
Week 170 Weight: 245.0
Week 171 Weight: 243.0
Week 172 Weight: 242.0
Week 173 Weight: 244.0
Week 174 Weight: TOM
Week 175 Weight: 247.5
Week 176 Weight: 244.5
Week 177 Weight: 244.5
Week 178: TOM

Final Comments:
After 6 years of noís, disappointments and tears I finally will be moving out of my parentsí house on Sept 1 of this year. My inability to pay off my credit cards and student loans did a huge number on my credit, which of course caused me to not be able to move out. In addition to credit issues, I also couldnít find another person I trusted enough to move in with and now I have. One of my best friends Megan and I will be living in an adorably 70s 2 bedroom, 2 full bath apartment about 10 minutes away from my job. When the apartment manager called me yesterday evening with the good news, I wept. Iíve worked SO hard to get my credit in a better place, to get rid of all of my credit card debt and to get started on my student loan debt as well. It took blood, sweat and tears, but I did it. Proud doesnít even begin to describe how I feel, but I am so thankful to God for the opportunity to live out my dreams. I drove by the street Iím going to be living on and screamed in my car. HA!


My roommate Megan and I

God is good SparkBuddies, He is SO good.

Iím sorry I havenít been on much lately, I just donít have my heart in weight loss right now and although I miss my SparkBuddies, I canít put as much time into the site like I used to. Know that I think of all of you very often and am glad to know I still have your love/support. With the move, school (going to take math classes), writing a webseries and my duties at my theatre company, I wonít have a lot of time for Spark, but will do the best I can to come on and blog.

Have a fantastic weekend friends! I love you all.

Romans 8: 7 "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us."

Mark 5:36 "Don't be afraid, just believe."

  
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BEACHCALSIX 8/20/2014 6:02PM

    you are maintaining and that is the most important thing! Looks like the show was great!!

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LOFLLAMA 8/19/2014 6:52AM

    I'm so proud of you! I'm jealous of your show biz success. In another lifetime for me I guess...

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/19/2014 6:28AM

    I've been pretty absent as well, but I'm back and glad to hear that you're doing SOOO well. Good things happen to good people, and Miss B is GREAT people!
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ILOVEMALI 8/17/2014 3:02PM

  Look at all of the progress you've been making! Credit card debt getting under control -- check. Student loans payments -- check! New apartment -- check! Trust issues moving forward -- check! Standing Ovations -- check! Weight moving downward -- check!

You should be so proud.

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DDOORN 8/16/2014 2:08PM

    Kudos to all your well-deserved (I'm sure!) accolades both on the stage AND off as you are navigating many, many changes which can pose great challenges.

Viva la SPARK! :-)

Don

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TENNISJIM 8/16/2014 6:41AM

    Congratulations

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1CRAZYDOG 8/15/2014 3:51PM

    Sooooooo proud of you! That's awesome! Wishing you all the very best.

HUGS

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SUGAR0814 8/15/2014 3:43PM

    Great job on getting your credit cards paid off! emoticon Love the pics of the show! Keep doing what you love! emoticon

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HOLIERTHANTHOU 8/15/2014 12:50PM

    Congratulations on dealing with credit card debt. Good luck with the student loans. Repayment is a tough process----I've been there for undergrad----but it can be done.

Maybe next time you do post here you can do a video blog of yourself singing!

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Whatís Up With MissB8604? Ė Weeks 174 & 175

Friday, July 25, 2014

Nutrition: Not good, but not because of depression. I've been eating what I want and haven't been paying attention to my portions. I've relaxed a bit too much and need to reel it in quite a bit. My veggie intake has been terrible as well, so that's something I'll definitely be focusing on in the next few weeks. While I normally don't drink a lot, the last month or so I've had quite a few cocktails and I can feel it. It has been fun, but I cannot make alcohol consumption a weekly thing as it has been. My liver would definitely appreciate it I'm sure.

Water Intake: Excellent.

Exercise: Dancing rehearsals. Once my show opens I'll be able to go back to my Zumba and Musical Theatre dance classes.

Show Biz News:
We open in 8 days and I can't even begin to describe how excited I am! Every time we do a run of the show, all of our characters grown in diversity which is so fun to watch. All this week the cast has had a theme for the day, which means we dress up according to said theme. I'm having a blast and the cast has bonded so beautifully.

Our "Pick an Era" theme (I was a 1940s secretary, this is a good chunk of our cast but not everyone):


Original Starting Weight (2011): 285lbs
New Starting Weight (2014): 250lbs
Week 169 Weight: 246.5
Week 170 Weight: 245.0
Week 171 Weight: 243.0
Week 172 Weight: 242.0
Week 173 Weight: 244.0
Week 174 Weight: TOM
Week 175 Weight: 247.5

Final Comments:
I'm almost back up to my 2014 starting weight which isn't good, but I know why and can nip it in the bud so that it doesn't get any higher. I have no doubt that I can do this and that I'll be successful. I'm emotionally in a better place, and the last few days have been very happy. All in all, I feel blessed and am grateful that my depression isn't taking over my life. *knocks on wood*

Happy Friday SparkBuddies, love you all. I haven't been on much because I haven't been focusing on weight loss and because rehearsals get out SO late (usually around 11:30pm or later).

Romans 8: 7 "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us."

Mark 5:36 "Don't be afraid, just believe."




  
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JITZUROE 7/29/2014 11:15AM

    Yes my dear, choose happiness!!!!!
You must already be well into a very successful week by now. I can feel it!

Sending you massive hugs of support, and holding up a giant sign for you (from my sofa), that says, 'You can crush it today!'

Bren

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BEACHCALSIX 7/28/2014 4:43PM

    those rehearsals can be brutal!! Great job, tom always messes with my weight so don't be too stressed about a fluctuation. Alcohol always gets me in the summer too!

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GEMINIGEM6 7/28/2014 1:30PM

    We've all been there. I'm dealing with gaining most of what I lost last year back myself. We can do this! :)

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TENNISJIM 7/26/2014 6:09AM

    You can do it

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ILOVEMALI 7/26/2014 3:59AM

  Break a leg, Girl -- keep moving forward, too! xoxoxo

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SUGAR0814 7/25/2014 11:37PM

    emoticon This journey is a rough one. Take one day at a time & make smart choices for YOU!! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/25/2014 9:52PM

    Best wishes. You're trying so hard!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 7/25/2014 2:10PM

    Just this last week I have found out my mood controls my weight. If I am in a bad mood I tend to gain, but if I stay in a happy mood I tend to lose, so I plan on staying a happy gal., So let be HAPPY together. Laugh when you can even if you are alone.

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DDOORN 7/25/2014 1:34PM

    I find it helps me tremendously to have oodles of quick & easy fresh veggie choices around me...baby carrots, red bell pepper strips are my favs as they are sweet and satisfy my sweet tooth.

Keep the SPARK! :-)

Don

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Whatís Up With MissB8604? Ė Week 173

Friday, July 11, 2014

Nutrition: Not good at all. I was going through a bout of depression Saturday through Wednesday which was of course, bingetown. Scones, ice cream, chips, you name it. Terrible stuff. My body was NOT happy and got me good yesterday.

Water Intake: Decent.

Exercise: Dancing rehearsals.

Show Biz News:
We're beginning to get costumes for SHREK and it's so fun to see all of the fairytale creatures comes to life. Unfortunately, I'll be in a full body bear costume, so needless to say I'll be hot. I don't mind though and already have a plan of action to keep myself cool. As soon as I get a better idea of my "color scheme" I'll be going to town with making myself accessories to make my Mama Bear the most fabulous ever.

Original Starting Weight (2011): 285lbs
New Starting Weight (2014): 250lbs
Week 169 Weight: 246.5
Week 170 Weight: 245.0
Week 171 Weight: 243.0
Week 172 Weight: 242.0
Week 173 Weight: 244.0

Final Comments:
The overeating at dinner and the binging of junk has caused my weight to go up (duh), so I'll be doing my best to get back on track without severe restriction. All I can do is the best I can.

Happy Friday SparkBuddies, love you all.

Romans 8: 7 "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us."

Mark 5:36 "Don't be afraid, just believe."

  
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ILOVEMALI 7/13/2014 2:02AM

  Break a leg -- wish I could see your show! Back on track is good ---xoxoxox

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TENNISJIM 7/12/2014 6:19AM

    Thank you for sharing -- you can do it

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SUGAR0814 7/11/2014 9:06PM

    Don't give up! emoticon emoticon Hope you are feeling better or at least in control! emoticon

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CHARITYAK 7/11/2014 3:01PM

    Great verses! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/11/2014 2:49PM

    emoticon emoticon Hang in there my dear. Hang in there.

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JLPEASE 7/11/2014 2:46PM

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Whatís Up With MissB8604? Ė Week 172

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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HAPPY EARLY FOURTH OF JULY SPARKBUDDIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nutrition: Good. Iíve been eating a little more than usual the past couple of days, probably emotionally based. Will do better to try to reel it in and process my feelings a lot better.

Water Intake: Better.

Exercise: Not a lot this week.

Show Biz News:
Knee deep in rehearsals still.

Original Starting Weight (2011): 285lbs
New Starting Weight (2014): 250lbs
Week 169 Weight: 246.5
Week 170 Weight: 245.0
Week 171 Weight: 243.0
Week 172 Weight: 242.0

Final Comments:
Many of my SparkFriends know that I was engaged to BRITT831 for 2 years and that even though we lived on separate sides of the country were still trying to make it work. Well, as of 3 weeks ago, we are no longer engaged and have decided to go a month of no contact to see where we are emotionally. It has been extremely hard, but in order for the both of us to be happy we need to take this step. Thereís way too much going on in both of our lives that needs to be addressed that was bringing our relationship down, making it a co-dependent type of situation which isnít healthy for either of us. Weíre both strong women and I know itís for the best.

Have a great long weekend friends and thank you for always encouraging me. I have a great weekend ahead of me filled with LOTS of friends, the beach and BBQ!

Romans 8: 7 "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us."

Mark 5:36 "Don't be afraid, just believe."

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ILOVEMALI 7/6/2014 12:03PM

  Lots of stuff going on. Sending you additional strength and hugs -- you're Amazing!

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TENNISJIM 7/4/2014 5:58AM

    Thank you for sharing. You and Britt831 will figure out your relationship.

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SUGAR0814 7/3/2014 11:14PM

    Long distance relationships are hard. Praying for you two! Have a great weekend! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/3/2014 6:23PM

    (((HUGS)))))

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PICKIE98 7/3/2014 2:29PM

    Life is twist sand turns.. it is up to us to loosen the knots and move ahead.

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SHALOMFROMWOO 7/3/2014 1:29PM

  I loved reading your Blog and you seem like you are on the right track.
I like it that you realize you don't have to be perfect! That is HUGE with me - I used to have the wrong idea that everything was "all or nothing." I like the way you "rate" different things and you seem to be very open and honest. This is a good thing!
It sounds like you are looking forward to the holiday! I am too. Just about every year I have a get-together and friends come over to hang out, to eat and to watch the fireworks. My house is very close to where our town's fireworks are set off. I just finished making some cupcakes. I don't really do too much in terms of food - just hamburgers and hotdogs because people bring so much and then I am faced with all this wonderful food looking at me from the fridge!
You also sound very realistic about your relationship. A long-distance relationship is a very difficult thing to maintain. Taking a step back and re-evaluating is a good idea.
Take care - enjoy the holiday and Keep Sparking!!! emoticon

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Too Much To See

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


Me and my Aunt in 2005, the day we buried my Granny

ďOh, yesterdays are over my shoulder,
So I can't look back for too long.
There's just too much to see waiting in front of me,
and I know that I just can't go wrong.Ē - Jimmy Buffett

  
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SUGAR0814 7/2/2014 11:52PM

    You've done a great job with your weight loss journey! I know your Granny is your biggest cheerleader! emoticon emoticon

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TINAJANE76 7/2/2014 9:15PM

    What a sweet picture!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/2/2014 9:09PM

    WHat a sweet picture, honestly!

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PICKIE98 7/2/2014 5:14PM

    Wow! !How old were you, TWELVE????? Two cute chicks!

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SHERYLDS 7/2/2014 2:45PM

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