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Bad Day

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Yesterday was a rough day...i'll admit it...i weigh myself...still nothing...i measured myself...nothing...i'm on a quarter of tank of gas and no fresh fruits or veggies in the house... but no big deal...i get paid and get my child support tonight...but then i get home... and no child support...what??? uhg... i don't even have enough money for rent...and now not for gas or food... i go into a panic....get depressed...or should say, more depressed.... and just down right cranky...living this close to the edge is always a stress, but for the most part, i deal with it...the kids are awesome in working with the money restraints of living with a single mom on a limited income.... so after snapping their heads off more than once....i sat them down and explained the situation.... they, as always, are understanding and forgiving.... brings tears to my eyes how wonderful they really are.... during lunch, ate fast food.... it was cheap....it was not healthy... and then the kids had a sweet tooth...i could of baked something...but honestly...who do you think would of ate most of it?? if you guessed me, you would be correct...so we dug up change and went and got a donut....only 1 for each of us.... needless to say though...i did go over my calorie count for the day...yea...the one that just moved up...lol... but you know...it could of been worse... i could of ate a full cake-had i baked it... but luckily, i knew my resistance was low....i knew i could really go overboard....i didn't.... so...as the song says below... i sang a sad song just to turn it around... read the lyrics and then click on play song.... i'm telling ya... music can be a medicine...and this one really helped me to turn it around :)

www.lyriczz.com/lyrics/daniel-powter
/16566-bad-day/

  
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STARTSPARKING 6/8/2009 4:34AM

    I'm so sorry that things have been so tough for you and your kids financially lately. I'm so glad that you have such wonderful, understanding kids for mutual support.

Thanks for sharing that great Daniel Powter song. It's one of my favorites. You and your kids are in my thoughts and prayers for better, brighter days ahead, my friend.
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NITAINMN 6/6/2009 4:19PM

    Its not easy having to depend on another person for your living expenses. Nor is it easy to live pay check to pay check with children. Glad you have a good head on your shoulders Kitty. Here's a big {{{{{hug}}}} my dear friend. Hope that child support check comes soon from that irresponsible person! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SCRAPPY_RN 6/6/2009 12:17PM

    Sounds like you can use some emoticon I don't really have any words of wisdom for you but I think you are doing great to try and focus on the positives. Sounds like you have wonderful children. I know when I am feeling down all I can see is what's wrong but I try to tell myself it could always be worse. Always better a donut than a whole cake ;)

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KALISWALKER 6/6/2009 10:35AM

    Good that it was a donut not a cake. I know I would do the same thing.

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BIGPRINCESS22 6/6/2009 10:31AM

    My mom always calls me and plays that song if she knows I'm having a bad time- she'll leave it on my voicemail!

I've been feeling awful lately too- depressed, even, mostly about money and working and things. I'll tell you what, I'll be saying special prayers for you over the next few days that God will keep you going!!

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Ready For A Good Fight?

Friday, June 05, 2009

I get a daily devotion for dieters every day...and this was todays... i think this is something we could all use....

1 Peter 1:13
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Fighters have to prepare for their bouts in every way possible. They train for a long time, working toward physical perfection. They eat properly, they rest regularly, they follow the instruction of their trainers closely, and they psych themselves up. Psyching entails a preparation of the mind that equals the preparation of the body. Dieters need that kind of mental preparation. As the Scrip-ture says, we must 'gird up the loins' of our minds. We are fighters against fatness, and the only way we can hope to be victorious is to prepare ourselves completely, day by day, in body, spirit, and mind.

Today's thought: I'm ready for a good fight against fat!

  
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ZELLAZM 6/7/2009 6:44AM

    Yes! Good reminder - thanks for posting this - just what I needed to hear today!

Blessings
Michelle

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LINDA! 6/6/2009 12:11AM

    Me too!!

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MISSBEAR11 6/5/2009 6:56PM

    Put em up!!!!

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KALISWALKER 6/5/2009 4:53PM

    Amen

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You Have Got To Be Kidding

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ok...so i was informed yesterday by my 5 ft 125 lb daughter, that she wants to lose weight...and she is going to do exactly what i am doing...and oh...by the way... her friends also want to join in...but...they are all teenagers...there is no way they should be following me...they have different nutritional needs...nor do any of them have as much to lose as i do...so i did suggest that they join the teen site and we would all work on it together...i have no problem with that...just so they don't try to do it all the way i do...in fact...i'm kinda proud they would want to follow my lead...wohoo!!! so i decided today, that in order to be a healthy example, and to help them better, i better really double check me...when i first joined, i put that i only did 10 minutes of aerobic exercise...which for me...was a really good day...lol... and that was only 3 times a week...now i have been doing 25 minimum and 5 days a week...then i look at my calories...they...went UP..what the heck??? i'm at a stand still on my weight loss and now i have to EAT more CALORIES??? holy cow... and remember...this is from someone who has all of a sudden came into the new problem of not eating enough calories!! uhg... i'm really not sure if i should rejoice...laugh...cry...or just sit here in shock...of course that option would have me sitting though dinner...and not getting even near the calories i need...lol...

all i have to say...is i rally hope this helps me break through this plateau.

  
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NITAINMN 6/6/2009 4:12PM

    Isn't it wonderful to have your teenage children still looking up to you? That is rare occurence in today's world. I am proud of you JoDee:) Doubly happy that your exercise regimen has increased because of wanting to a good role model. Now all you have to do is nutritional changes that are healthy for both you and the kids at home with no excuses!!

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I was given 1450 as my calories per day by the Mayo Clinic's dietician when I did walk 3 times a week for 20 minutes. After joining Spark, my calories went up as per Spark also for I was exercising more. When I cut the exercises in winter being ill, spark calories watch system, cut me to a lower range!! This is why I love Spark! emoticon

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ILEFTSP 6/5/2009 3:58PM

  Eating more does work for me, but actually I eat less, just more often. I'm sort of copying my seventeen-year-old daughter, and she's an enviable 115 lbs, 5 ft 9 in., and very athletic.

Have a great weekend!!!
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BIGPRINCESS22 6/4/2009 10:10AM

    Oooh, I hate when it tells me to eat more- it goes against my nature! But if SP's been working so far, I'd keep trusting it. emoticon

I think that was a very reasonable response to your daughter- whether she needs to lose weight or not, it's better that she learn about these things in an intelligent manner!

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GRAMMABENJI 6/3/2009 9:59PM

    i have been on a plateau for a long time i lose 2 gain 3

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SANDINB 6/3/2009 6:34PM

    Hi there! Sorry you've hit a plateau. I am really proud of you for being a "healthy" example for your daughter and her friends. You've also motivated me to try harder to get thru my plateau. I have actually gained 5 pounds back that I had lost. I wish you luck with getting in your extra calories. Great job on increasing your exercise to need more calories!! Great Job!!!!

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MISSBEAR11 6/3/2009 6:25PM

    Woohoo ... lead them to a healthier body. Just make sure they are meeting their caloric and nutritional needs. Exercising never hurt anyone and it will do them good.

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KALISWALKER 6/3/2009 5:00PM

    You should be very proud! Children learn by what they see, not what they are told.

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Wohoo To A New Month!!!!

Monday, June 01, 2009

It didn't really dawn on me until this afternoon, though i did wish everyone a happy June... that it was actually...well...June...lol...a whole new month to get it right...get it done... lose a couple more pounds...gain some extra energy... drink more water...get a few more minutes of exercise...save a little more money... come on gang....come with me....to a leaner...meaner...healthier us :)

  
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KALISWALKER 6/3/2009 12:26PM

    Yes let's do a surge this month.

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STARTSPARKING 6/2/2009 2:46AM

    I LOVE your positive attitude and energy, my friend. Let's make June a FANTASTIC month!
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SCRAPPY_RN 6/1/2009 9:06PM

    I'm psyched too! Here's emoticon to a leaner, meaner, healthier us!


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JENNERS22 6/1/2009 4:21PM

    I think June is a magical month.. so many pumped people! Keep up the great work!

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And The Week Begins

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Yesterday, for it ending up a fast food day all around...i did really good...i ordered salads both times and a lot of exercise. Today i didn't get near my minimum...but i have planned this weeks meals for better control of eating the right amount..not too little or too much... though i will say...i never thought i would see the day i didn't eat enough...lol.

  
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BIGPRINCESS22 6/1/2009 12:00PM

    That's the important thing, that you keep trying! Good job on eating out in a smart way... wish I had done the same, but today is a new day, right?

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KALISWALKER 5/31/2009 11:23PM

    What a first! I hope you enjoyed your salads.

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