OHANAMAMA   107,288
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints
OHANAMAMA's Recent Blog Entries

"Before" - Daughters' Room

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Well, here's a few pictures of their room BEFORE. A lot of furniture and stuff had already been moved out. The walls have been pink for about 10-12 years! It's about time we changed them, huh? :)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KELSPRETTYGIRL 11/30/2008 12:54PM

    I remember when we were tossing around color ideas... can't wait to see the finished product!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRUCIFIED1 11/29/2008 1:23PM

    CUTE!!! I can't wait to see the 'after' pictures.

Stay Blessed!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARIADALE 11/26/2008 12:17PM

    Can't wait to see the results of the makeover.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIBRA73 11/26/2008 11:55AM

    Have fun with that!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Aloha Friends!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Just want to update...

I'm not gone! I'm just so busy still. Yesterday was in town all day looking at painting options, windows and other things for the room, along with starting my purchases for our operation christmas child boxes... I'll add a link about that for those who are interested.

Today I'm going back to purchase the windows and paint, then when I'm back home I'll start painting. Tomorrow is my work day.

Anyhow, stores don't open until 9 today, so I've had a few minutes to pop in and answer some of my goodie givers and page posters... (Thank y'all so much!) but am running out of time to respond to all my blog posters and spark mailers! But I plan on it asap! But just know NOW that I appreciate every one of my friends here! Hugs to you all! But but but! I said but a lot in that paragraph! LOL

We had an easy going kinda boring halloween. just dressed up (see me in the vampire dress on my page) and took my kids around to get candy, then home. nothing exciting here this year. Too pooped anyhow!

I hope all of you are doing great and sticking with your plans! I have netted an 8 pound gain since last Halloween. that's not good! I'll keep trying for sure though!

I'll be back!

PS, here the link to Operation Christmas Child info...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    Yay! You blogged... glad to hear it and you'll get those 8 off ... I know it. Can't wait 'til I see you more regularly on here... but you do have to tend to your family. Stay in control and know we're here to kick your okole if you need it!


Report Inappropriate Comment
CRUCIFIED1 11/4/2008 2:15PM

    Yeah - sometimes life can get in the way of sparking. I never thought you were gone though.

Thanks for the update - hang in there.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARIADALE 11/4/2008 12:00PM

    Good to hear from you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIBRA73 11/4/2008 11:35AM

    You looked great in your costume!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Do I wish you a Happy Halloween?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Does Dracula avoid farting when his coffin lid is closed?

Ok, sorry for repeating that (for some) but I just think it's hilarious!

I have a very busy day ahead of me... I need to do a little cleaning around the house, gotta go to town, daughter's class halloween party is this afternoon and I'm bringing the chips, I still have to make her fairy skirt (for tonight and tomorrow night, no costumes at school) and tonight there's my son's football game a long way from home, probably over an hour's drive, we'll see! And sometime in between school and leaving for the game, my nephew wants me to paint a spiderweb on his face (he's a cheerleader and they are doing a routine to Thriller, which I heard is really cool) and my son want me to fix him up as a spider man for the game tonight... black warm ups, glow in the dark web and spiders all over him. sounds easy and I'm sure it is... but it's the time! I alread feel rushed!


I will be back on when I can today!

Happy Halloween!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CRUCIFIED1 11/3/2008 9:58AM

    I hope you had a Happy Halloween. Thank God I don't have any kids AND I traveled Friday so I didn't have the opportunity to buy candy to hand out (and eat). Halloween and TOM approaching don't mix.

That joke is funny!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ZZYYGGY 10/31/2008 9:28PM

    Love the joke, you'll do great.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KELSPRETTYGIRL 10/31/2008 5:02PM

    You are silly!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARIADALE 10/31/2008 4:47PM

    Love you spooky picture collection!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WRWW13 10/31/2008 10:51AM

    Love the Boop and the joke, made my day. Take deep breaths and one baby step at a time and it will all come together. You can do anything 5 - 10 or 15 minutes at a time. Have a Spooktacular weekend! Huggs

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIBRA73 10/31/2008 10:45AM

    Chill. Havea great one!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARBEEZY 10/31/2008 10:29AM

    HHAHAA..I loved that Dracula joke. I will pass it on.

Report Inappropriate Comment

weekend a bust

Monday, September 08, 2008

Aloha Sparkfriends!

I blew it over the weekend. Last Friday wasn't all that bad compared to Saturday and Sunday. Both days I started out well, and both days ended in a binge. I felt horrible and to top it all off, I couldn't get online! I was having connection problems, and didn't know why. I connect via a wireless connection, and it would tell me I'm connected and the dsl box would be humming a long properly, but no connection! I tried and tried so many time, resetting and restarting... still nothing.

Today I finally had my hubby look at it. I thought our dsl box was toast, but, it turned out to be something very minor... and I'm glad really, but feel rather silly for not checking this sooner. the phone cord had come unplugged. So, everything works fine now :)

I'm sure I"m way off my goal now because of the weekend I had. I did get in the water on both days, but not near as much as I normally drink, and I"ve had a massive headache and general mully-grubs for 2 days now. I KNOW it' has to do with my going so off my plan.

I'm also sure that those 2 days have probably set me back from my goal by lots. I wouldn't be surprised it all that I lost in a month (8 pound) came back in just those 2 days. I'm scared to check my theory.

My plan is now to bust my butt this week and then, if I'm feeling good about it, I"ll weigh in.

Man, I hate it when I lose focus, it takes so much work to get back.

I'm working on it again, and still not giving up or letting it get me all depressed.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KELSPRETTYGIRL 9/16/2008 12:30PM

    It probably wasn't as bad as you think, Renee.... but how are you doing now? YOu still on program?

Report Inappropriate Comment
***LISA*** 9/10/2008 7:09AM

    You can do it! Just focus and get back on track! Glad to hear your computer wasn't anything major!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIBRA73 9/9/2008 12:40PM

    First - I bet the scale isn't as bad as you think.

Second - You can still make your goal or close. A goal is just a guideline, and I think it isn't as bad as you think.

Third - You aren't the only one who could not behave. I also behaved badly. I ate, DRANK, and was merry. A little too merry. I weighed this morning and I still lost three pounds. I am guessing it is the turbo jam, because I sure consumed some calories this weekend.

Fourth - You are worth it to keep going, no matter how rotten you feel about your eating. Always move forward.

Five - Hugs!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRUCIFIED1 9/9/2008 11:10AM


You have come SO far. Don't beat yourself up about this. I'm glad you have the right attitude - just get back up and keep it moving. I totally agree with your theory of staying away from the scale if you don't feel like it. I would hate for that number on the scale to make you feel worse.

Stay Blessed!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHARLIE-B 9/9/2008 11:06AM

    Renee, have you thought about the fact that you have done this quite often lately and your body is trying to tell you something. What it is trying to say, I don't know but, when I have a graving, I give into it. Like I did last week with Oreo Cookies, and I'm diabetic.

Then the very next morning I still weigh, (I do that every morning) and start my basic routine all over again. But, I don't push myself. If I don't feel like doing Zumba that day I might just go for a slow walk. But, I have found that if I start my morning off with my normal coffee then a hour or so later my favorite breakfast everything else falls into place, and it seems to go up hill from there.

We all have a set back from time to time!

Charlie emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LISA32989 9/8/2008 10:31PM

    Been there, done that, outgrew the T shirt. Don't give up but don't try to "purge" either. Just continue on the path. Any purge will be a punishment and you don't need to get on a binge/purge cycle. A purge can be calories too low, over-exercising, or other crazy behaviors to "make up" for the binge. Just continue on the right path.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARIADALE 9/8/2008 8:58PM

    you will get back on track.

Report Inappropriate Comment

I'm a nut in a rut.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

My kids have been singing that all morning. It's how I feel right now.

weigh in yesterday was 189.5... I'm 3 pounds behing my goal. :(

Yesterday I didn't even log on. I was busy all morning, in town all day, then busy all evening. I also don't feel very well, and still not feeling well today.

I didn't eat great yesterday. While cals were in check, carbs were up, but oddly enuf, the net carbs came in at 19. I was surprised when I logged it all in just a few minutes ago. Anyhow, I didn't exercise yesterday but the strangest thing of all for me is that I didn't drink ANY water. I drank coffee in the morning, avoided water during my town trip, and then drank pop last night. I bet that's why I feel so bad. I may be dehydrated some. Anyhow, I plan on getting back "with it"... yesterday was just a funk, and today doesn't feel much better. **sigh**

I'll get better and them be back to catch up on all my emails and posts.

Hugs to all of y'all!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CRUCIFIED1 9/8/2008 12:05PM


We all experience spark funks every now and then. Don't sweat it, just remember that the lifestyle you've begun is here to stay.

Stay Blessed!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIBRA73 9/7/2008 8:37AM

    this is just a minor thing. Hang in there, you did better than you think. Hugs!

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Let's not focus on being "3 pounds behing my goal." Sorry, I know what you meant... and I didn't want to be charged with misquoting you. LOL Anyway... yeah, so let's not focus on that... let's focus on doing what we need to do... like drinking water... because I bet you're right... your body probably was dehydrated and would have preferred water... and if your coffee and soda had caffeine then it only made you more dehydrate... so yeah... you're doing great... you're thinking of your goals and accomplishing them... you're still in it to win it... but get your water in and try to make that exercise HAPPEN. I'm here to kick you're but... because I LOVE YOU!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COFFEE_KISS 9/6/2008 7:49PM

    Wow, you took on this challenge to get this weight off and look at you! Great work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARIADALE 9/6/2008 7:41PM

    you are doing well...keep going.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LISA32989 9/6/2008 2:23PM

    The lack of water could have held you back from your goal ,too. It just amazes me what stalls the scale. A lot of times its things you think it would be the other way around!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHARLIE-B 9/6/2008 1:13PM

    There ya go, get back in that saddle. We all have a bad day or two now and then. The trick to staying focused is gettin up brushin yourself off and get back in the saddle (as we say in TX). emoticon emoticon


Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKNMOM 9/6/2008 1:04PM

    I know just how you feel...it's being too busy and neglecting us!! Hang in there, dear. I think you're doing fabulous...being off one day just helps us realize how great it is to be ON track!! AND...3 pounds from your goal?? I'd say that's awesome! You'll be there before you know it. Then you can keep going on toward the next goal. You'll get there dear, you will!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 Last Page