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Reviewing Yesterday's and Setting Today's Goals

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My goals from yesterday:
1.) Track all my food emoticon Tracked all my food, but I went way over my range. I think some of this was emotional eating because the events last night (see previous blog)
2.) Drink all my water emoticon I am really liking the pitcher at my desk, I can fill my cup multiple times without having to go to the breakroom. It is here so I am drinking it!
3.) Walk Tucker emoticon We had a lovely 25 min walk, I only got in a mile but there were just so many trees to stop and smell.
4.) Get on the Elliptical emoticon Got in 30 min. Bringing me closer to 1000 min goal for March! I will get that trophy!
5.) Clean out 2 email folders emoticon emoticon I ran out of time in the work day, but I did get one folder cleaned up.

Goals for today
1.) Track all my food.
2.) Drink my water.
3.) Walk Tucker.
4.) Get on the Elliptical.
5.) Clean up my Manual Entered Foods on the Nutrition Tracker.
6.) Make to do list for Friday and Saturday.

Good Luck to everyone!

  
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AEGISHOT 3/29/2013 10:40AM

    Talking about 1000 minutes for March, I just found the first and last time I met that goal was 1 year ago, but I am determined to do it again and stick with it.

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BEATLETOT 3/28/2013 3:57PM

    I emotionally ate (and drank beer) yesterday, too, and will likely not bother to put everything in there. Sorry, Head Starfish. =)

You're doing great with your goals. Hearts!!!

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DONNACFIT 3/28/2013 11:33AM

    I love lists!! Yours is a good one!!

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Venting cause I have to get it out

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The US Supreme Court is currently hearing a cases on the very important issue of marriage equality. Everyone seems to have some opinion on the subject. I don't intend to offend anyone, but personally I think marriage is a right that should not be denied to anyone, and that I don't have the right to judge. That is my personal opinion. I know plenty of loveless marriage between a man and a woman and plenty of very loving same sex couples who would love to be married. I have shared my support not only to my friends in person, but also on my facebook, which brings me to my venting.

I know that everyone does not share my opinion, but there is no reason to be nasty and mean about. I am sharing my opinion and my support. You are allowed to your opinion, but you should not be attacking me personally because I disagree with you. I have privately removed myself from conversations when I realized that others don't share my opinion and continuing the conversation would only lead to hurt feelings and such. I have ignored messages and comments on facebook that have differed from my opinion. But today I came home to a message on facebook from a family member (why I am venting here and not facebook) that attacked me, my husband and my father as horrible people and horrible Christians. I really respected this family member and was deeply hurt by there comments. When I tried to contacting them to explain things, I was meet with a "you need to go to church and pray for your soul". So now after a good cry and I am angry. Who are you to judge? Who are you to decide what is right and what is wrong, what makes a good christian and what makes a bad christian? I am not regular church goer, but I believe Jesus was the one that told us to turn the other cheek. And I am pretty sure I do remember more than once hearing "do onto others as you would have done to you'. I believe we all have things we will to answer for to some point, but to God not to you.

I am done venting now, and I feel better getting it out.

So as this important issue gets debated, remember everyone has their opinion, but it still doesn't give you the right to mean and hurtful to others (especially those that love and respect you)!

  
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4LEEFCLOVER 3/30/2013 8:19AM

    Well said! emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 3/29/2013 3:05AM

    "I disagree with what you say but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire
This quote is the way all of us should deal with different opinions. Freedom of opinion and the right to voice it should be among our characteristics as civilized and respectful human beings.
I'm sorry you had to go through this, especially on Facebook. As for the unacceptable comment "you need to go to church and pray for your soul", all I have to say is "Don't judge and you shall not be judged."
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REBECCATKD 3/28/2013 9:32PM

    You are someone who can respect a different opinion -- shame on those who feel their views are better than anyone else's! And you're right: Jesus taught about love, not intolerance, insult, and injustice. The relative who commented in such an ugly fashion is in an unhappy place in life. I'm sorry her unhappiness spilled onto you.

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BEATLETOT 3/28/2013 3:55PM

    Monaca, not sure how I missed this one yesterday...

Yeah, I stay out of that Facebook stuff all the time. I just keep scrolling past the things I don't agree with and don't click "Like" on the things I do, either, if they're charged. I only go on there to beseech people to send me their addresses, anyway, or to check for messages so only a few times a month.

I'm sorry somebody was being ugly to you, especially someone you are related to! And on Facebook!!! I'm assuming publicly...that's SO MESSED UP. Seriously, WHO DOES THAT??? I'm a little prickly, I think, and there are SO MANY PEOPLE I DON'T LIKE. It's not even a matter of disagreeing with them on a topic--I don't like them. BUT I would NEVER make a public declaration of that. Why? Because it's STUPID.

But, I am going to make a public declaration about you, too, and there ain't nothin' you can do about this one, either!

MONACA IS THE COOLEST EVER!!!!

So there! =)

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DONNACFIT 3/27/2013 9:56PM

    Remember when some one says something mean to you it's them that has the problem...
So sorry to hear someone has been mean and hurtful to you...

hugs to you ..we are here for you and it's always a safe place to vent!

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Daily Checkin & Goals

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My goals from yesterday:
1.) Track all my food emoticon and stayed in range on the big four!
2.) Drink all my water emoticon got a pitcher at my desk that makes this so much easier and the more water I drink the less coffee I drink!
3.) Get 30 min on the elliptical emoticon spent 40 on the elliptical while DH was doing some kind of fanasty baseball stuff!
4.) Visit at least 5 Starfish pages emoticon I got caught up on the starfish blogs!
5.) Get my desk cleaned up emoticon yesterday there was so much stuff that needed to be filed that when I found the calendar it was still on January.

My goals for today:
1.) Track all my food
2.) Drink all my water
3.) Walk Tucker
4.) Get on the Elliptical
5.) Clean out 2 email folders

Good Luck to everyone!

  
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NEWCHINELO 3/27/2013 5:43PM

    Good luck to you!

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Life Always Gets in the Way

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Last week I tried to start blogging my daily goals. I did really good for a couple of days and then it happened. What happened? Life. It is always getting in the way of my good intentions. And then I get discouraged and stop. This morning I was quickly reading through my Spark Emails, like I try to do every morning, and the quote at the bottom of the Daily Best of SparkPeople stuck with me, so much that went back into my deleted items and copied it.

Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
Don't ever feel bad for getting discouraged. It is just part of the process, not a permanent state.

I even wrote it on my board in my office. It is part of the process. So I can't let it get to me or let stop me from my good intentions. So from now when life gets in the way, I get discouraged, I just need to remember it is part of the process.

My goals for today:
1.) Track all my food emoticon
2.) Drink all my water emoticon
3.) Get 30 min on the elliptical emoticon
4.) Visit at least 5 Starfish pages emoticon
5.) Get my desk cleaned up emoticon

Well I am off to work on #5. Thanks for listening and all the support.

  
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SEATTLESIMS 3/26/2013 4:31PM

    great quote, we could all remember to reference that! Good luck with your healthy week/goals!

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BEATLETOT 3/26/2013 2:24PM

    Hey, girl. I know the feeling, but I'm glad that quote helped...I'm so behind on my Spark emails that I probably won't read it for a week, and then it'll feel like the first time! =)

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NEWCHINELO 3/26/2013 11:48AM

    emoticon girl!

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RUTHXG 3/26/2013 10:50AM

    So glad discouragement is NOT a permanent state! Enjoy meeting your goals today, Monaca!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 3/26/2013 8:37AM

    I liked Paul's quote when I read it this morning.

Make Today a Great Day!

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MSJESSPDX 3/26/2013 8:32AM

    Way to lift yourself up! emoticon

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Wednesday 20 March

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Goals for Tues 19 March
1.) Track all my food emoticon DH made Shepherd's Pie for dinner, but he doesn't follow a recipe he just start throwing things together so I don't know how to track it, but it was really good.
2.) Finish my in-laws taxes without fighting emoticon FIL just handed over the papers he had and let me do it while he watched TV.
3.) Drink all my water emoticon And then some I was really thristy yesterday
4.) Sneak in some exercise time (this will tough with my in-laws coming over) emoticon got in 30 minutes on the eliptical after dinner and before bed.
5.) Read one chapter of my book emoticon One of these days I will have time to read and workout.

Goals for 20 March
1.) Track all my food
2.) Drink all my water
3.) Walk Dog
4.) Eliptical
5.) Read 1 chapter

  
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4LEEFCLOVER 3/21/2013 10:08AM

    emoticon for helping your in-laws with their taxes, and "without fighting"! I think you really deserve some appreciation for this - not everyone could do this. You are keeping your focus on your goals for the week while dealing with daily life challenges, so give yourself some appreciation too!

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FUZZIEBEAR3 3/20/2013 10:13AM

    You are doing well! I know my hubby cooks the same way, but hey, he cooks! Just pick something close from the SP foods list. There are lots of variables anyway.


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