30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
SIRENALEANNE's Recent Blog Entries

Texas Renaissance Festival 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

emoticon friends! We are back from the shire. We came back early Sunday morning (1AM) actually but I was busy all day tending to my sick hubby. More on that in a bit.
Hubby and I went to the Texas Renaissance Festival. It was wonderful! It was near Houston (Swamp Land) and it was really humid because thunderstorms were passing through. We didn't get rained on. We dodged the rain by taking shelter in the car when we saw dark clouds moving fast our way.
I dressed up as a Pirate Wench. I told Albert he could call me winch but I was NOT going to call him my lord. But then the Mead kicked in and it was My Lord this and My Lord that.

I stayed within my calorie range and I'm pretty proud of myself for staying on track.
We still had a really nice time but hubby got sick on Sunday from dehydration. He only had one glass of water and lots of Mead, Chocolate Stout and Energy drinks at the festival. I packed alot of water so I didn't get dehydrated. He doesn't like to drink water. He was so sick he couldn't do anything on Sunday. I had to nurse him back to health. He's still recovering today.
It didn't stop us from watching the walking dead last night. Awesome Awesome Awesome Season Premier! Although I do feel like I watched the walking dead all day Sunday trying to bring Albert back to life.
Now I bestow to you, the great people of Spark, pictures of our festival adventure.

emoticon Dave Matthews emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SWEETNEEY 10/15/2013 10:30PM

    You look awesome and sound like you had really great time.

Report Inappropriate Comment
IS1GAR 10/14/2013 9:43PM

    Great Pics.

Report Inappropriate Comment
_VALEO_ 10/14/2013 7:32PM

    Va va Voom! Very sexy dress, Miladay!

Seems like you had a very good time--apart from the deshydration episode.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 10/14/2013 5:47PM

    Looks like a great time and huge congrats on staying in calorie. You had a perfect day in my book!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JCROB1146 10/14/2013 3:18PM

    Wow, it's nice to hear the Renaissance festival is still fun. It's really motivating that you were able to go to an event and still stay on plan. Way to go

Report Inappropriate Comment

It's Friday! YUSSSSS!!!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

emoticon Hi Sparkfriends!
emoticonThe hubby and I are going to the Texas Renaissance Festival tomorrow.
emoticon It's supposed to rain but we plan on taking ponchos.
emoticonI wonder what rain gear was used in medieval times.
emoticon I should google that.
emoticon Anyhoo, have a wonderful weekend sparkfriends!

emoticon Anyone got any plans for the weekend? emoticon

emoticon Dave Matthews emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SWEETNEEY 10/12/2013 6:11AM

    That Fair sounds like a lot of fun. Who's going to minding the children?

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 10/12/2013 12:08AM

    Have a great time tomorrow! Pictures wanted!

Report Inappropriate Comment
_VALEO_ 10/11/2013 6:08PM

    An iron helmet? Not very safe in case of a storm! emoticon

Have a great time!

Edit: yes, I have plans for the weekend too, and blogged about them.

Comment edited on: 10/11/2013 6:10:00 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment

NSV: Talked Myself into a Workout

Thursday, October 10, 2013

emoticon I'm feeling much much better today.
emoticon I did some cardio on the treadmill.
emoticon I had to talk myself into it.
emoticon I just kept in mind that 75% of the battle was just showing up to the gym.
emoticon Once I was on the treadmill it was smooth sailing from then on.
emoticon Feeling pretty groovy.

emoticon How's your week going sparkfriends? emoticon

emoticon Dave Matthews emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LISA_FRAME 10/10/2013 11:09PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
KELLIEBEAN 10/10/2013 10:48PM

    Way to go! That is a major win!

My week is going pretty good. I got a grip on the lousy eating I did last week and I was able to push myself on a run yesterday! I'm ready for a relaxing weekend!


Report Inappropriate Comment
IGNITEME101 10/10/2013 10:46PM

    Now that I know what NSV means! lol I'm loving sparks people! site

Report Inappropriate Comment
IGNITEME101 10/10/2013 10:44PM


Report Inappropriate Comment

I'm not letting my Healthy Life Style be Cauterized

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

emoticon Ugh so I had my wound cauterized today. I imaged being in a room in a patient gown with a wood burning kit. It WAS just as I imagined but the doctor was very nice and gentle and he talked me through the whole thing. He thinks he got the wound to close. Maybe one day I will post a picture of the scar but right now its too gross to post. I have a rare skin condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. It's under my left underarm. There's no cure but surgery can sometimes treat it. In some cases for some it takes it away forever. I had surgery in June but it started to come back. This time I'm treating it right away. I waited so long to have the surgery in the first place that the skin infection got into my blood stream and caused sepsis.

emoticon Moving on, I didn't let today's treatment sideline me. I didn't get to work out or meet my fitbit's 10,000 steps but I stayed within my calorie ranges and still have my motivation to keep moving forward. I am letting my body heal today. I'm in some pain and I want to tear into some chocolate and junk food. But I'm keeping my eye on the prize. I want to be healthy and the junk food isn't worth trading in my health. I have way too much fun stuff to do this month to make myself sick with food. So that's my NSV for the day: Staying on track and not binge eating to make my pain go away.

By the way, I was disappointment to learn that burning flesh does NOT smell like Bacon.

emoticon Dave Matthews emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KELLIEBEAN 10/10/2013 10:08PM

    Well what's the fun of having your flesh burned if it doesn't smell like bacon??!


Sorry you have to deal with this but you have your head screwed on straight. You are handling it like a pro. Keep looking ahead at the prize! Huge win for you today!


Report Inappropriate Comment
BESCATS 10/10/2013 4:33PM

    You are doing better than I could. emoticon

I hope you are feeling better tomorrow. What a great attitude an NSV. emoticon

Keep up the good work !!

Report Inappropriate Comment
_VALEO_ 10/10/2013 3:14PM

    Keep this positive attitude! Great NSV!
If only binging could stop your pain or cure you, I would say go for it.... but you're doing great by resisting and understanding that it can't be the solution. Focus on the one area that won't make you suffer more: Nutrition.
Give your arm and your body some rest; just temporarily lower your steps, for instance. Smaller goals are great too!

Take it easy so you can enjoy October!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 10/10/2013 2:27PM

    emoticon emoticon ! You got me there.

I'm glad you are taking care of youself. That is a BIG NSV - celebrate and be proud!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEETNEEY 10/10/2013 6:36AM

    Why does life happen while we are trying to lose weight. I'd prefer if everything could just stay stable and certain and then I don't have to adjust and chant - don't be distracted - stay the course. I'll have to look up your skin condition. But you did good. emoticon emoticon Your are making progress.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Church Pups

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

emoticon Last Sunday our church held services at Brackenridge Park in San Antonio. emoticon It was a beautiful day. emoticon We took the fur kids and they were really well behaved. emoticon They sat quiet and still for the entire service. emoticon It was a great morning but after the sermon we had a picnic. emoticon I had a hamburger and half a hot dog and got sick. emoticon I forgot my body doesn't process simple carbs very well. I think the white bread got me. emoticon It slowed me down emoticon and I was pretty much down for the count the rest of the day. emoticon It made me frustrated but at least I got to rest. I'll hang on to that sick feeling to remind me why I NEED to eat healthy at ALL times emoticon
emoticon Before the sermon we walked the dogs so the day wasn't a total fitness DAY lost. emoticon
emoticon This is Niles Front and Center emoticon

emoticon That's Daphne on my lap and Eddie on the right emoticon

emoticon That's Albert and Daphne emoticon

emoticon Me and Daphne again emoticon

emoticon Mr. Eddie Bogarting Albert's Chair, He's cute so its cool emoticon

emoticon Dave Matthews emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BIGPAWSUP 10/9/2013 7:59PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
LOSER05 10/9/2013 9:41AM

    I love it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEETNEEY 10/9/2013 7:48AM

    The kids are lovely. It's a good thing your body rebelled - it's letting you know it has changed and so have you. When my body rebels I know I am sick (seriously sick) and not just an upset stomach. I need a more sensitive stomach.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SMITTY4RL 10/8/2013 8:10PM

    What cute pics of the pups! I've been to Brackenridge Park before--it brought back some fond memories! Glad you had a good day (except for the carbs).

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRENJET 10/8/2013 7:10PM

    LOVE the pics of your babies!!! What a lovely day for your family...sorry you got sick!
Why do all those rotten things that make us sick have to taste so good???? Argh!
Be well!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
_VALEO_ 10/8/2013 6:36PM

    Your babies are so adorable!!!
Seems like you did a good job and trained them well!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KELLIEBEAN 10/8/2013 5:04PM

    SO CUTE!!!

I know that sick feeling all too well. I try to keep remembering that when I'm tempted to overeat. Sometime it works, sometimes not.

Sounds like a great day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWANATOPIA 10/8/2013 3:57PM

    Love the pups! White bread gets my sugar out of balance as well. I always try and carry some wheat bread with me when possible! Loving this weather!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BESCATS 10/8/2013 3:27PM

    Glad you had a good time, and a good day, but so sorry that you got sick. emoticon

Your fur babies are so adorable, and obviously very well-behaved. Thanks for including pictures. emoticon

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 Last Page