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Feels good to be back!

Monday, May 25, 2009

I'm back - literally and figuratively. Tommi and I had a great time at the cabin and came back home yesterday evening. As soon as we arrived, I put on my workout clothes and went for a brisk 90-minute walk. I can tell you that as much as I loved the time we spent at the cabin, I was so happy to return home and get back to my normal eating and exercise routine. I overate and didn't work out as much as I planned because of the flu - so when I came back home, I decided that enough is enough. I've been neglecting my health lately, I admit that. I haven't been active here for various reasons (stress, studying - and yes, I've also been a little afraid to face the mess I've gotten myself into ONCE AGAIN!) but that's going to change now. Today I started tracking my meals again and it feels great. It gives me such a feeling of clarity and balance. But, as I said, it can also be a little time-consuming at times, so I'm gonna have to try and not to spend TOO MUCH time here on Sparks especially now that I have to study like mad for the entrance exams.

OH and by the way; I GOT THE JOB I MENTIONED A WHILE AGO! The one at the jewelry store! I'll be on my way there to discuss the details and such in a minute. I'm so happy! It won't be anything much: I probably won't even be working every day. But it's better than nothing and with this current economy situation I can't afford to be picky (Tommi didn't even get a job for the summer even though he applied to over 50 different jobs!).

I'll update again later if I have the time! Have a wonderful day, lovely ladies!

  
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MAKI34 5/27/2009 11:02AM

    I guess we all kind of fell off the wagon these days, I know I did. Well I'm glad you're back. And I totally understand about not being on Spark so much, I need to balance my time too! Or else I'll forget to do anything else but be on here!

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LUCYGODDESS 5/25/2009 8:59AM

    Welcome home lady! Glad you are feeling better from the flu. Glad you had a good time in the mountains. Sounds like you have a lot going on, but I'm sure if anyone can organize it all together, it would be YOU!

Girlfriend you are not alone in letting the weight creep back on. I have not done well either & have let 6 lbs creep back on me. We can do this....JUST KEEP AT IT & KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS FIGHT!!!
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MSLZZY 5/25/2009 8:01AM

    You need to budget your time and watch your nutrition and exercise. You need to study and now, have a job. Do what you can and don't stress about doing it all. We will still be here to
read when you blog but no one will object to you putting your priorities first.
Eat right and make good choices. Exercise and track in a notebook, if you don't have enough
time to enter. Do what is best for you. You have done so well and come so far. I don't want
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Glad you had a chance to rest up and had a good vacation!

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Going away for a few days

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today Tommi and I are packing our bags and leaving for the cabin my dad rented for us. It's a 5-hour drive from here to the North East of Finland - but it'll be fun; I like road trips! I've been to this same cabin a couple of times before and it's such a lovely place, located on the beach of a beautiful, big lake. It'll be great! I'm taking my exercise clothes with me (hoping I'll soon feel well enough to work out again), too! Also, I really need to study for the entrance exams (for the universities I'm applying to) and while I'm there, it'll be much easier to focus on that since there's no internet (and I'm not sure but I think there isn't a TV either?). Hopefully I'll get some studying done.

I'm not going to be here until Sunday since there's no internet over there. Just thought I'd let you guys know! But I'm tracking everything I eat on a little notebook I have with me at all times. And I'm not going to fall off the wagon anymore, PROMISE!

I truly hope you'll have a wonderful time while I'm gone. I feel bad that I haven't had the time (or the energy now that I'm sick) to really take time and read your blogs and comment. But I'm thinking of all of you and hoping that you're doing great and feeling strong and happy!

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MAKI34 5/20/2009 10:11PM

    I really have missed you commenting on my blogs! But I really hope you enjoy your trip! Get better soon! emoticon

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LUCYGODDESS 5/20/2009 10:04PM

    You have fun & get well & once again, HAVE FUN!!! Hope the studying goes well, but don't forget to study Tommi too (LOL) while you're there! We can't let him get bored ya know!
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MSLZZY 5/20/2009 7:44AM

    Enjoy your vacation, study hard as I know you will, keep tracking your nutrition. I also know you'll do lots of walking in the fresh air and sunshine.
You've worked so hard for university I know you'll succeed!

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Birthday Girl

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I woke up feeling really ill this morning. I have a little fever and my head just feels really heavy. BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LET THAT RUIN MY DAY OR MY MOOD! Tommi gave me my birthday present (perfume; The Beat by Burberry) and I LOVE IT. And I love him so much. He's the best.

I'm on my way to literature class now even though I don't feel too good. Oh well, it's only gonna be an hour or so - I think I'll manage!

C'est moi right now:









HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY EVERYONE!!!

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LUCYGODDESS 5/20/2009 10:01PM

    Girlfriend, hair looks great, shirt is pretty, you are stylin' & profilin'!


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APRILNFO 5/19/2009 11:54AM

    Sorry you don't feel well, but you look great. Have a wonderful day ! emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/19/2009 6:20AM

    Have a wonderful day! emoticon

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KIM122278 5/19/2009 5:06AM

    I'm sorry that you don't feel well, but I am happy that you have a present that you love..Even though you're sick right now, you look Beautiful on your day! Have a great day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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B'Day Tomorrow

Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm turning 21 tomorrow! TIME FLIES! I can remember turning 18 like it was yesterday. And now it's time for yet another birthday! I don't have any plans for tomorrow yet. I was thinking of inviting my friends over for cake and such, and having a lovely, romantic dinner with Tommi later. We'll see! I wonder what he's going to give me as a birthday present! I've been going on and on about all the things I'd really love to have (just to give him a clue of what to get me, I know it can be difficult to figure out sometimes, especially for a man): perfumes, clothes.. But HONESTLY, I don't really care about the present though - the most important thing is that I know he loves me. As cliché as it sounds.

Today was a lovely day! I had a job interview in a jewelry store called Kultajousi and I think it went really well. They'll let me know tomorrow or Wednesday! I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I also bought a new lovely top as a present for myself (OH AND I GOT MY HAIR CUT LAST FRIDAY as planned! It's lovely now, I should post you guys a picture!). Later this evening, a couple of friends and I went to dinner together and it was perfect: the food was lovely and the company was great. I'm so lucky I have friends like them. A lot to be grateful for! They even gave me a little present (golden earrings, they know I LOVE them!).

Food-wise, things aren't going as well as they could. Tomorrow is probably going to be high in calories but since it's my b'day and a girl's allowed to have some cake on her special day, I'll try not to worry too much. On Wednesday Tommi and I are going on a little romantic get-away to a cabin my dad rented for us. It'll be great! There's gonna be lots of walking and exercise! And I'll definitely eat healthy while we're there. PROMISE. I'm happy and I feel beautiful and confident despite my questionable eating habits at the moment. I know I'll get it right once I set my mind to it. It'll be fine.

Hope you're all doing wonderful! HUGS!!

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LUCYGODDESS 5/20/2009 9:56PM

    Girlfriend...I CANNOT believe I missed your birthday!!! I'm soooo sorry...we have been busy & had a friend over for dinner Monday & tonite (Wednesday). Tuesday I just was wiped out & haven't been on Spark as much as I should have & just for the necessities on here. Hope you had an awesome day girl!

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MSLZZY 5/19/2009 6:19AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday!

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I fell down - but I'm getting back up.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I don't even know how long it's been since my last update. To be honest, I don't know what exactly happened. All I know is that I had a lot to do and I was really, really stressed and PMSing (not a good combination!). So, because I was so busy I cut back my time here on Sparks and suddenly realized that I stopped tracking my meals and before I knew it, I started eating unhealthy meals and too many calories. It's been CHAOTIC. I don't know how to pick myself up and keep moving forward. Luckily I've been working out every day which I'm really, really proud of - and I've actually managed to stay at the same weight even though I haven't been doing so well food-wise. I've been really stressed and I'm feeling extremely guilty for falling back into my old habits and not being active here. It's so weird how it happened - I had no idea what was going on until I had already fallen down. But I will get up. I will keep on moving forward.

Somehow.

I'm not going to give up. Things like these happen in real life and it's okay - I'm just glad I realized that I was losing my grip. It's never too late to change your ways!

I hope all of you lovely ladies are doing better than I am at the moment. I'm going to take time to read your updates and leave comments tomorrow (it's 10 pm here in Finland and Tommi and I are about to start watching Mr. And Mrs. Smith!).

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BEL_RIOSE 5/17/2009 1:56PM

    I've been having a similar problem the past few weeks. I've still managed to get on and track my calories, but it's more tracking the next day rather than while the day is going, and I can easily see myself just completely disappearing without realizing it. The point is that you came back though. Live is crazy and sometimes we just don't have the time to visit our computers (SP totally needs an application you can access from all cell phones haha).
Glad to see your back, and glad to see you're getting back on the horse. Good luck!

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LUCYGODDESS 5/16/2009 6:17PM

    Let me know how Mr & Mrs Smith was. I may rent it...MAAAYYYY...I really am not a fan of Brangelina...I am a huge "Friends" fan & loved the Brad/Jennifer Aniston thing & when he left her, really started hating on him & Angie. LOL....I'm sure they have their side of it, but still. Oh & besides the review, I'm still, STILL waiting on the spaghetti carbonara recipe from you. I KNOW I KNOW...you fell off the wagon, but HELLO...you have an American friend extending a hand, saying, GET the H_LL back up on this wagon with me, girlfriend. UMMMM I'm waiting!!!! emoticon

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 5/16/2009 5:42PM

    again, it happpens, what you have going for you is that you realized it before it got out of hand...you've been able to continue exercising. Use what happened as a lesson, the good eating isn't a habit yet, it will be.
I'd hate to tell you how many times it would be so easy for me to slip back to old eating habits, but I don't...sometimes I have to force myself to make the good food choices...and afterwards I'm pleased with myself for the good choice I did make, rather than angry at myself for a bad food choice.
You're back on your feet, move forward, let go of the past, embrace it, learn from it and continue on...we all nedd to dust ourselves off now and then and get back to what needs to be down.
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MSLZZY 5/16/2009 4:13PM

    You can't control chaos, PMS or lots of other things. But once life is settled down, you'll get
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