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Do You Remember the Time...

Monday, June 23, 2014

The best thing about blogging (or jounaling in general) is that you can go back and read what you wrote years ago and compare it with how your life is now. I have been sparking since 2009 and it was interesting and funny to see how much I have changed in the past 4 years. Unfortunately I am actually heavier now than I was when I started, but I think that I am a happier and more grounded person. At lot of the change came with motherhood and just getting older. When I read my older blog posts, it makes me laugh (and cringe) to see how obsessed I was with my hair and the negative effect that sweat was having on it. Now I know how to properly care for it, and I would never let an aversion to sweat keep me from exercising now. It was also interesting to note how much time I spent worrying about things that I have no control over (namely, other people's attitudes). Life is too short to worry about such things.

In short, reading my older blog posts was therapeutic and I would recommend that everyone spend time going through their written past in order to marvel at how much your life has changed.

  
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I LOST 4 POUNDS!!!!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

The blog title says it all. I lost 4 pounds and I am ridiculously happy with myself. I didn't do everything right, but I was consistent with my workouts and I didn't eat any crap after 6 pm. I gained 40 pounds with my pregnancy, but now that my darling is almost 6 months old, I do not believe that I can use that as an excuse anymore. Twenty pounds came off with no problem within 2 months of her birth, but the rest of the weight has just been sitting there. I must have been crazy thinking that I could eat whatever I wanted and not exercise and still get into my pre-baby wardrobe. I am so proud of myself and I am going to get back to my pre-baby weight, and then I will get my strength back. I remember when I could bench press my body weight...it wasn't that long ago. She is gonna have a hot mommy just like I have a hot mommy and that's that! BOOM!

  
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    BOOM! You go hot mama! emoticon

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    Great job! Keep up the good work! You are on a roll!

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Sweet Tooth Challenge

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

So today I joined a challenge to try to tame my addiction to sugar and sweets. I guess I never really felt that I had an "addiction" to anything because that word has such negative connotations. But whatever! If anyone were to sneak a peak at my nutrition tracker, they would see the abundance of sweets that occupy space there. Normally my sweet tooth is satisfied with my snack because I truly do not eat that many sweets in a day. But the fact that I MUST have at least one sweet thing everyday made me realize that it is indeed an addiction.

Wish me luck in my endeavor because Lord knows that sugar makes the world go round for me!

  
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PLATINUM755 3/8/2012 11:22PM

    I haven't joined the challenge, however, I may peak in if possible every now and then because it is definitely something I am focusing in on. It's in everything and a big weight gain driver. I wish you the best on the challenge. emoticon

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LILSHINE 3/8/2012 7:39PM

    oooh now that's my MAJOR problem. I wish you the very best with this challenge. You can do it!!!

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WOWCAT 3/7/2012 3:51PM

    Me too!!! I'm doing the same thing and ohhh boy am I expecting it to be hard. I wish I could be all "we can do this!" and encouraging but I'm totally struggling with it LOL. Hang in there!

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KATIAT325 3/7/2012 3:48PM

    I joined it today too! It really is an addiction, and the worst part is a few days into completey ignoring sweets, I can break at the sight of cookies and devour a few at a time.

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Once you go big, you'll never go twig!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So this is the tagline from a new show on TLC called Big Sexy about plus-size girls who have the highest self-esteem that I have ever seen. These girls are fabulous and they go out and have fun and don't mind being on TV wearing bathing suits and revealing clothing. Even if you do not agree with the premise of this show because you believe it may be glorifying an unhealthy lifestyle, you must give these women props for making big girls look sexy. I need some more confidence and maybe this is just the show that I need. No I am not getting paid any money by the TLC network, but I cannot wait for this show to debut on August 30th. I believe that the show is set in Los Angeles, and I know that that city is known for size 00 being normal. If this show were set in East Tennessee where I live, then I do not think that this show would have the same impact. The public may expect people who live in the south to be bigger because of our collective love for things deep-fried and/or covered in sugar. So watch it or not, but I'm happy that something like this has made it to the television.

  
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JOXATONI 8/24/2011 4:34AM

 
I love curvy girls, but I don't agree with the statement "once you go big you never go twig"
I went big and I liked it, but I still at the end of the day be with straight size girl who hasn't the same insecurities as a big one, no matter how much confidence they show it is pushed honestly, they are in constant internal conflicts no matter how you try to reassure them that they are so stunning... too many issues with the big girls, sorry I love you but I can't afford to live with someone I cherish and love but who in return try to make me feel guilty for no reason for their size problems... everything is always so sensitive and you have to constantly walk on egg shells for fear to say the wrong thing!
Looking forward to watch the show!!

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PLATINUM755 8/17/2011 12:04PM

    I haven't seen the preview of the show, but I hope it not only shows as WILLSMOMMY2 said that just cause you are bigger doesn't mean you aren't FABULOS...and Healthy. Not every small person is healthy and not every person over a 00 is unhealthy. I'm going to keep my eye out for the show. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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WILLSMOMMY2 8/16/2011 10:07PM

    Oh my!!! When I seen the preview for this show and heard that I absolutly loved it. I think it's awesome that the show is going to show people that just cause you are bigger does't mean you aren't FABULOS!!!

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Goal= 500 Spark Points for July

Sunday, July 03, 2011

First of all I'm having trouble writing this post because I'm watching Jim Gaffigan's Beyond the Pale and I'm laughing too hard to type.

But back to the subject at hand...
When I logged onto the site today I saw a little announcement telling me about the previous trophies that I have won. I have not had a 500-point month in over a year and I have declared that July is going to be my month. Not only is it my birthday month (July 22), but this is the last little bit of free time that I have left until school starts in August. I feel like I have finally hit somewhere close to rock bottom with my weight and how I look and I need to remember why I was successful in changing my habits in the past. So look out July because I'm gonna knock your socks off!

  
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