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7th week

Friday, February 27, 2009

This was my 7th week of being at college and next week will be the middle of the semester. So far I am holding a B average in all my classes. Since I have not been in school in almost 5 years, I think I am doing pretty well. It is Friday and I can feel it in my body. I kicked my butt at the gym and taking extra steps on campus. Someday are like today I feel like an old fart. I want to take a nap. I wonder how long it would be to sleep on the couch in the library?
I am not usually this tired however, my English paper haunted me last night. As soon as I would close my eyes I would like of something to add or subtract from my paper. I have never had work haunt me so. I think its kinda weird. I didn't go to bed until 2:30 and then got make up at 4:30 to start my day. It has not been a bad bay. I had a lecture, then exam and I turned a paper in.
Well, I did have a bad moment with a worker in the student union. I walked in like normal and a grabbed a plastic spoon and this guy just snapped all over me. I just had enough of this man attitude. Most days I just let it slide but he is so rude everyone not just me. I turned right away and told him You don't have to be so rude. He gave me attitude and I spoke louder. A manager was called and he thought he was so big and bad. WRONG!!!! A couple of years ago I had his manager in a class of mine and he remembered me. So lets just say he will be on clean up duty for awhile. I received thanks you from people in the student union. I thought I was dreaming. It was cool. Princess Amy strikes again. emoticon

  
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NOMORESTALLING 2/28/2009 5:48AM

    Hey girl all the power to you It is very different going back to school when you're older And it's entirely different than taking courses at home via correspondence and i've done both. And if I had to pick which I enjoyed the most it would be going to school. I went back to high school at age 30 to Finally get my GED And you know I only needed four courses but I took two full semesters anyway and had an absolute blast with teachers and students! Graduated with honours in math, 2 engishes and an art, and came out with an average of 95! Ialso entered the contest of createing anew logo for thw school's atheltic teams and won! They now carry that logo on their high school jackets etc! That would be far cry from what I accomplished in high school the first time around! LOL I was a grade ten drop out!

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/27/2009 9:21PM

    Good for you on that B average. Something to be proud of. Hope you can work in getting more rest. Try and rest on your spring break. Take care!

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Overwhelmed

Monday, February 23, 2009

I am tired. I ready for bed. It have been a busy couple of weeks. I am so glad March is almost here. Let see...school is going alright. Well until today when I got my 3rd paper back in English and I received a 78. Yuck!!! I could not believe it. I have to work harder on my papers. I can't wait for spring break it is only 10 days or so away. That means I am half way through the semester.
My weight is doing good...well okay. I lost 11 pounds in a month. I just kinda figured that the reason I stopped losing was because I was eating to much and not workout at all. So now that I have the time and opportunity workout alot and eat less because I am not around the food.
Example of my day

alarm goes off at 430
get dress, make coffee, breakfast and out of the house by 545
walk a half mile to bus stop
get to gym by 645 to start a 45 min workout
8-11 classes
11-12 lunch
12-2 workout
2-6 homework
6 dinner
7-11 homework and playing on the computer
Then I get a ride home to start my day over
That is my average Monday, Wednesday, Friday thing...

I just dont understand how I can only lose 11 pounds in a month...I am not complaining or anything because I lost weight. I was kinda hoping for 15. I am not to far from my goal this month. Still it is disappointing. I know I know I should not be so disappointed.

I am just depressed. I miss my friends. I miss working. I miss taking care of someone. I just miss normal for me. I hate change sometimes.


  
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BARBIEL_62 2/28/2009 3:07AM

    You are doing FABULOUS. I'm sooo very proud of you. But, take some time for YOU....Pamper yourself a bit...even if it's just taking a nice long hot bubble bath with your favorite bubbles...lol emoticon emoticon

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CHUNKSTER63 2/25/2009 9:19PM

    what can I say you have been through so much and lost so much you are a miracle before our eyes. I am sorry that things got you a little down but know this my friend you have been and continue to be a spark they we all can see and that is awesome you are awesome. Like they say don't sweat the small stuff you are terrific.

always,

chu
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HUGGERS1 2/25/2009 3:19PM

    I am honestly proud of you for losing 11 pounds while going to school and working so hard. I haven't lost a pound in several months, just inches, You should measure your inches, get your blood work done etc... there are a lot more rewards than just the scale. As we weigh less it becomes harder to lose weight at a fast rate. You should set a goal for 1-2 pounds per week and you are still losing above that. research shows that people who lose weight too quickly are more apt to put it back on.

Please don't be down in the dumps. YOU ARE DOING AWESOME AND YOU ARE ON TRACK :)

Remember that 1 pound gone is a pound of butter that won't be under your skin anymore so just picture that you have lost 11 pounds of butter and that alone should show you that you are Doing awesome.

Your body is also gaining muscle so it will weigh more than the fat does. I can't wait to see how many inches you are losing :)

hugs
Amber

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RODEOMOMSK 2/24/2009 7:22PM

    Wow you are doing GREAT! I'm excited for you.
It is easy to get down when you are hoping for one weight, and you end up with another. Keep your head up tho. You are doing great!

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SKINNYLYNNY50 2/24/2009 7:04PM

    Do the math 11x12=132lbs in a year Now that is worth celebrating. You are doing a great job Congratulations! emoticon

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POTIONSINMOTION 2/24/2009 6:20PM

    I'm not going to tell you the normal stuff. Yes, you still lost weight. It's not a gain, it's a loss, so you're winning the battle. You've already told yourself that, haven't you?

We all want to lose it fast. We all want to be thin now! Just remember that losing it fast isn't good for you and it could leave you with a lot of loose skin to deal with letter...slower is better.

You're working hard and dealing with all kinds of changes. You're stressed, and you should give yourself some pampering, if you can. Even if it's something small, like new nail polish or some comfy pajamas.

You're doing a great job. You have every right to be stressed, just try to manage it the best that you can.

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LJSPAS1234 2/24/2009 1:56PM

    Don't worry. My Mom always use to say," Every Cloud has a silver lining"~ Always look for the best in every situtation. Tomorrow is a new day! Sometimes we have to just talk ourselves into these things. Hi I'm Pam and fairly new to SP. I have allot of weight to lose and know just what those DOWN days can be like. Please know there are many of us who care. Keep Smiling and don't give up!! Many blessings ~ Pam emoticon

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JENIFIREHARP 2/24/2009 1:28PM

    You just sound like you have the working real hard blues. From my point of view, you are doing TERRIFIC! 11 pounds in one month is absolutely something to celebrate. For me, goals are something to reach for, and if you don't quite make it, well, you are closer than if you didn't try at all! I celebrate all the time, especially this dull gray winter. I stayed within my calorie range YEAH, I ate 5 veggies today YEAH, the sun is shining YEAH... LOL that is my positive personality I guess. I love to find something to cheer for because it keeps me stepping forward rather than standing still. One more thing, weight loss seems to get smaller as we get closer to our goals. Celebrate every single pound instead of focusing on the total number and that should make you feel better. Also maybe finding something to break the monotony of the sameness of schedule helps!

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JANEYJ. 2/24/2009 1:27PM

    11 pounds a month is phenomenal! My doctor told me not to lose more than 10 pounds a month. I wish I could get motivated to do that. You are doing great. As we lose more weight sometimes the weight loss slows down. Remember slow and steady wins the race.

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CINNIEMAY 2/24/2009 1:15PM

    You are doing great! Just keep your eyes on school and life. Maybe you could volunteer somewhere on Tuesday, Thursday or the weekend to give you that needed feeling that we all have. Hang in there!

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TEKRU1 2/24/2009 12:39PM

    11 pounds is great! I know, I always want more too, but you have all ready lost so much, your body will need to go through slower times while it adjusts.

If anything, looking at your schedule, I'd think maybe you are working too hard - I know I couldn't keep up with that schedule! That's over 3 hours of working out in one day (counting the walk to the bus stop, and I think that counts). Are you getting enough rest? When you work this hard, you need time for your body to recuperate.

Take care and don't get discouraged. You are doing so well!

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GRANDMAAMIE 2/24/2009 12:15PM

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
YOUR DOING A FANTASTIC JOB ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
WERE ALL CHEERING YOU ON!! emoticon

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MARTY19 2/24/2009 11:52AM

    Your plan is a good one. You should see some good results.
I would be thrilled to lose 11 pounds in a month. Any loss is always a sign of success. Some members are lucky to see 5 in a month. I know - you really want a bigger loss but some months it doesn't happen. With all the exercise in your plan you should see a larger loss next month.

Marty

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KATRINA581 2/24/2009 11:33AM

    That is a great week-day plan you have! I schedule almost everything because I know I will stray given the chance. You have done so well with your program, you should be very proud of yourself and others will be in awe of you, I know I am. Loosing unwanted weight is hard but it is also courageous. We know this because we are here and experience comes of course with our own trials and tribulations but it also comes from others. Stay focused, things will change for you and the way you are going it will be such a positive change! You just cannot buy good health-it's up to us to take care of ourselves. Have a great rest of the week-you are awe-some!

Katrina

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MOB8/2009 2/24/2009 11:19AM

    WOW! I'm totally blown away by the eleven pound loss! You still have a few more days left in this month, but I would be proud of that big loss. And from looking at your tracker, you have done an incredible job reorganizing your life to be healthier. So if you have a bit of a slump, try to find something to shake it up a little. Maybe a new recipe? (Sometimes the simple act of cooking cheers me up!), or a new route to walk to catch the bus? Or buy yourself a bouquet of spring flowers!

WAY to go, girl!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 2/24/2009 10:42AM

    15 lbs a month is a huge amount of weight to expect to drop.

11 lbs lost in a month is a huge amount of weight to be lost in a month.

I aim for 2 lb per week and don't always make it - but any weight lost is awesome!

Next time if you are disappointed in not losing as much as you hoped for, pick up something that weighs what you lost this month - like a turkey - and carry it around for a few hours. I bet you get tired after a few minutes and that is what you managed to lose this month!

You are doing fantastically on your program! I understand the tired, lonely, depressed - going to school is hard enough without trying to lose weight and exercise. But you are going to really appreciate the extra efforts you are making right now. I quit college for similar reasons an eternity ago. I applaud you for sticking with your program and staying with your education.

Hugs,
Linda

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GMRKITTY 2/24/2009 10:37AM

    Hey, I know how you feel - I am one of those people who hate change too (even if it is a good thing). You have been doing soooo great and even 11# in a month is FANTASTIC ^.^!!!! Keep up all your hard work.

I think you should do something nice for yourself to reward all of your hard work - go get your nails done or something like that - just for fun (or, if you are like me and can't afford that give yourself a home-spa day).... I find that taking some relaxing me time every once in awhile helps to put things into perspective.

Hope your day is FABULOUS!!!!!

HUGGLES!!!

~Kitty~

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/24/2009 10:34AM

    If I had your schedule I'd be tired too. I'm concerned about you're working out so much, morning and afternoon. I am tole your muscles need time to recover.

Congratulation on the amount of weight you have lost. That is awesome. And 11 pounds in a month s a lot to lose as well. Your goal was 15...that's too much. We are tole 1 to 2 pounds a week is safe and a way to keep it off. How about your eating? Are you getting enough fuel in your body for the amount you are exercising? If not, this could be another reason you are so tired.


Just something to access while on your break. I think you are doing well, and yes, even on that test. Please be kind to yourself. You deserve top treat yourself well.
I wish you all the best.
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SACTOKAREN 2/24/2009 10:32AM

    I think you're doing great! It's not easy when you're going to school. It takes so much time and mental toll on you. Eleven pounds in a month is a good weight loss. You have to be thankful for any loss at all.

Hang in there and hope you get to relax during spring break. Catch up on your sleep and get back on track with exercise. Even baby steps in the right direction will get you to your goal!

Karen

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LIFES*2*SHORT 2/24/2009 10:17AM

  Wow... I think you may be over-exerting yourself throughout the days. What do your Tuesday, Wednesdays and weekends look like? Sounds like you need to take some "you time". You have come an incredibly long way. You should be VERY proud of your accomplishments. 11 lbs is GREAT!! I would take that any month. Keep your head up girl... you have done amazing things! Hang in there.

Naomi

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CAROL_ 2/24/2009 2:46AM

    I'm sorry you're overwhelmed!! You have a alot going on; alot of stress there. But I looked at your weight tracker and was blown away. YOU HAVE LOST 193LBS!!! Plus, 11lbs is excellent!! So take heart, don't be discouraged; YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!

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As I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I will fear no evil against me

Friday, February 06, 2009

My boyfriend, Roger, father is in hospice. It has been such a rough week. On Monday, his family decided that they will no longer be doing treatment because it is just not working. So Tuesday, Roger and the family came to Georgia to say goodbyes. It was hard on everyone. I on the hand stayed home and attended my night class. That was really hard because I never known if my phone would ring and say he has past. Wednesday morning, I attend my classes. After class, we including myself when to the hospice which is at 2 hours away from home. It was so hard to see a man that I met a couple of years ago who then was strong and power be laying there. I never said a word and started pray. I am not a real big pray warrior when it comes to speaking in public no matter how comfortable I feel. I did start praying. Low and behold people started bowing there heads and listening to me speak. Inspiration hit had room like a flood. Hey Amy, can you read this scripture or that one. When you get finished how about this one. I read to Clary and his whole family for hours. We let about 9.
Thursday, we went up for round 2. I worked on my paper and taking breaks to pray with each family member. I enjoyed the fact that I felt like I had nothing to offer and several members of this amazing family brought their bibles to read along.
Friday, has been tough including myself. Clary's lungs are filling up. The doctor says no more than a day. As it approaches night fall I feel scared. Roger's 30th birthday is Saturday. How much this has to hurt knowing that you are losing your father possibly on your birthday.
My 30th is Monday. As it stands, the funeral will be on Monday or Tuesday is what the family is talking.
Please God help this family. I love so much and it hurts because they hurt. I wish I had long arms I would rap them up in my arms and shield them for the pain. As I see them go through this all I can think of is my parents. How much I would hurt if anything happen.

  
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IWANTEVERYTHING 2/20/2009 12:31PM

    I'm so sorry for all of your all's pain. I hope that time is healing everyone. Take care.

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NOMORESTALLING 2/15/2009 11:56AM

    My dear lady I came to wish you a belated happy birthday and found you in sorrow instead. Although late I can surely identify. I just lost my father-in-law three months ago and neither Walter nor I were able to attend his bedside or the creamation. It broke my heart because over the years Walter had FINALLY built a relationship with his father that he never had in his younger years. So once everything is settled and everyone can come together we are planning a family reunion in celebration of his passing away form this life into a much better life of perfect health and body which he never had while in this life.
You see years ago he and mom had a severe car accident that left them both alive and functional but a little off centre and with six siblings to raise and Walter being the oldest weighs heavy on a very young heart of 13.
So I will still wish you a better day and wrap my heart around yours in love and understanding.

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CAROL_ 2/8/2009 9:41PM

    So sorry for your sorrowful time with these most difficult circumstances. Saying goodbye is never easy.

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MARTY19 2/6/2009 9:00PM

    I will say a prayer that you will make it through this time of sorrow.

Marty

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SHOOTIN4STARS 2/6/2009 7:41PM

    I lost my father-in-law a couple of years ago. He had inoperable cancer and he went so quick. It was really difficult for the family to go through. I'll be thinking about you this weekend. I know you can't save Roger's father, but I hope his dad doesn't die on his birthday. That would be horrible.

Lisa

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my day

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I could not sleep last night. So I did not get up this morning for my workout but I did have a 2 hour workout this afternoon. I am tired.

I went to music class last night and someone in the class actually came up to be and asked me a question because I looked smart. I think that it was cool but I hope that this does not start a trend.

Classes this morning...
Old Testament...well I took the quiz last night I got a 60...I was pissed...I was told to study geography location and it ended up being about the people that lived there. At least my lowest 20% will be drop...plus I was not the only one that did badly. Classes average for this quiz is 75%. The professor said its the hardest quiz of the semester. We also had group work and I put my two sense in which cause for a class discussion. Turns out my critical thinking actually was on the right path. Yeppie!!!

Math Class was almost empty today. I think it was because of the rain. I was completely wrong on my math problem so I am going to redo them tonight. Hopefully, I will understand them.

English class had peer review and I do not have many corrections on my paper. I do not like correcting other people's papers because I do not know grammar very well but amazingly I impressed myself. I actually knew what was wrong in the papers.

I lost my bracelet that my sister had made me and I am really upset about that. The wind took my coffee and mug off the roof of my car and totally spilled all over me. I smelled like coffee but not in a good way. emoticon

I did lose 5 pounds since Monday. SO over all...no to bad of a day. I just hope the weight loss is due to the fact that weight in at a different time. We will see Friday.

  
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WEN@TBAY 2/2/2009 10:07AM

    That must have been some wind!! Glad to know I'm not the only one with crazy days!! Great job on keeping a nice balance between your school work, chores and personal life / goals. You are doing great!!

: ) Wendie

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Goals

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lets see....

Well in my last blog I had a list of goals I set for myself and I just want to have a little progress report to make sure I am holding myself accountable.

1. TO log in everyday to sparkpeople

In my opinion I feel that I have logged in everyday. So I would give myself a 100%

2. Log my food

I am not doing so go with that, I have logged food just about everyday but I am not finishing my list of food. So for effort I give myself a 80% and for actual logging 60%.
I need work.

3. 8 glasses of water

This one for the most part I get done everyday....so I give myself 80%. I still need progress but I am coming along.

4. Working out 30 minutes everyday

Well, It depends on how you look at it. Monday, Wednesday, Friday I am working 60 minutes in the morning before classes. I just feel great. Tuesday and Thurday not so much. I just find myself having to complete other thing or go to doctors appointments with Roger. Weekends forget it...I don't even have a chance to catch my breath...Doing laundry, planning meals, getting homework done, and having time for Roger. So I would give myself a 75%. I can do better but I am not going to beat myself up about it.

5. Time for myself

Well, I have not been doing that to much. I did it today. Usually, I came home right after class and go right into clean, cooking and crap. Not today...I am at campus just surfering the net and enjoying coffee. No one asked me to do anything for them. I can very much enjoy making this a part of my routine. SO I am not going to give myself a grade just yet.

6. Back to School, Passing with B's

I have got a schudule to keep when it comes to read, writing papers and going to class and so far its working great.

I am reading ahead in all my classes so that if something comes up which it hasn't I will still be prepared. I am not waiting for last minute for papers I actually starting them early and I signed up at the writing center. All my classes are on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, I make appoint to get up early and go workout. It starts my day right. And who goes to bed and gave exercise. Its working for me. Old testment I took my first quiz 80%. Math, I am very much active asking and answering question and of course, English...frist paper back....I was very creative and entertaining as a writer. I am also taking Music History one day week. I figured that one out yet but I will.
So over all....90%.... there is always room for improvement.

7. Weight loss

The scale isn't moving to quickly but it will. I know that I have lost inches. So grade 70%. This is just a jumping off point.

8. Post

100% I am posting everyday.


My overall score 80%. Its good but I can do better. emoticon

  
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WEN@TBAY 2/2/2009 10:05AM

    Great Job! I am very impressed and inspired! Way to go! Keep up the great work!!! emoticon

: ) Wendie

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DRAGONFLY4JUDY 1/24/2009 2:42PM

    Just being aware of the problem areas is such a strong place to be. Congrats for being willing to look at your progress objectively.

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MOB8/2009 1/21/2009 3:48PM

    And I give you 100% for that positive, upbeat attitude!!!! emoticon

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