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A Day in the Life of a Loser

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I just enjoy my life now and like sharing it.
I've shared my storms, now, it's a calm season.

Today, I'm ignoring the common cold that is trying to kill me.

My Hunny, SNOWANGELSSPOCK moved the stove for me so that I could put up the tree. We have two woodstoves, but, this one was going to cost us a small fortune to get up to standards.

No sense having a cute corner go to waste.

My youngest was the most militant about the process.

I got bored fighting with decorations for our home. So, I decorated my hoop with some dying garland. I think I have plans for it in the Hula Hoop All-Stars December challenge.


I want to go for my Hula Hoop Fitness Certification with a Canadian company called, HoopAppeal. Only because it was the cheapest.
I have these little voices duking it out in my noodle.
*It is soooo much money, what if you get your certification and it's useless? You just robbed your family!
* Fitness Instructors have to be young, trim and cute; it's the societal standard isn't it? Does it make sense to get into an occupation that relies on somethings that fade even though HoopHealth would remain the same? I'm young'ish', teim'ish' and cute'ish'...I think I'm "ishy" at best. My confidence in a career of my choosing is weak.
* Get a real job. Seriously you have 5 kids and need for moola stat. Stop daydreaming. *pout*

I love hooping. It's like a hug for my soul.

As I was blinging up my hoop that stuff was clogging my cranium.
I'm still waiting for a new church home. Backwoods Barbie was not welcomed at the last one. Silly.

Anyway, my Coffee Corner got blinged up today. It made me smile.



The kiddies made a Gingerbread House. There was fun had by all, and lots of sugar.


I'm not a fan of gingerbread so the house is pretty much safe...
'ish'.

  
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UPPITYANN 12/4/2012 1:22PM

  There are sooooo many health benefits from exercise than being trim and cute. Not a penny nor second is EVER lost in going for exercise!

YOU GO GIRL! You will never regret it.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/4/2012 9:46AM

    I'll be getting a regular job to start saving to get my Hoop Certification.
I plan on doing internet classes.
Until then, I think get to be a secretary. I gotta get a job that lets me wear these fantastic black heels!
That tree is still holding up...it's bottom heavy, it ain't goin' nowhere thanks to Princess.

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ABETTERSOUL 12/3/2012 12:01PM

    I say.....Go for the hoop certification, if that is what you really want. emoticon Thanks for sharing the photos.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 12/3/2012 11:16AM

    If you want your certification GO FOR IT! This life is a gift and if you find something you love and can share why not? I truly believe especially for those of us older than you that age is a bonus when it comes to our fitness trainers. It shows us we can do it too. At the gym here the personal trainers come in all ages and sizes. Believe it or not they are not all Barbie and Ken.

If you need to work until it takes off, you have options. Praying for provision and dreams coming true.

Your tree is BEAUTIFUL. Love what you did with the hoop. emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 12/2/2012 11:05PM

    Great decorations! I am not decorating this year...unless I can convince my husband...or just demand that we do so.

You are young, trim and cute! If your heart is in it, it won't feel like work... If you love hooping (and clearly you do!) why not spread the joy to others? And it could bring in income, right? Is there a hoop studio in your area? If so, use it! And if not, could you start one?

You are creative and passionate about hooping and fitness and are inspiring to so many.
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Well, pray about it.
And I hope you find a church home. I thought I'd found one and now I'm having second thoughts. (Location, size--too big) Praying for a church home for both of us
Happy Christmas season! emoticon

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WILDASTER 12/2/2012 9:36PM

    Love the decor! Your daughter is a cute hoop star. I love the ribbon on the tree, very artistic. We won't get our tree yet, 3 year old would not be able to leave it alone.

If you get your certification where would you have classes? Is there a program in place already or would you be starting one on your own? If you know already that you would be needed or if you already have a following who are willing to learn from you GO for it! Do what you love and enjoy it without worry. How does the family feel about it?

What kind of loser were you mentioning in your title, the grand lady who has lost so much weight? I hope that's what you meant.



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WISHICOULDFLY 12/2/2012 9:24PM

    Your Coffee Corner is SERIOUSLY emoticon ! I'm just sayin'. -Connie


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WINNIE1978 12/2/2012 7:11PM

    Nice decorating!

I'm a little bummed that we won't be decorating this year... but next year we will be in the house and there will be decorations EVERYWHERE!!! emoticon

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I*AM*BLESSED 12/2/2012 6:37PM

    Love the pics and the tree looks cozy there! emoticon

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Winners, Gifts and Answers ~ Oh my!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Just for fun.
Fun for just-because-I-love-it.

Two Seasons here (that last longer than a fortnight), and they're Summer and Winter.


The stew I made and overindulged in.




THe first Snowman this season!
"Technically" it's a Snowwoman...of which I was very nervous when my Tank (9) proposed to make her...I was expecting this:




  
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MOMMY2TWO07 12/1/2012 9:27AM

    Yay I am a winner ! Thanks soooo much !

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 11/30/2012 12:42PM

    What a light you are. Just brightened my whole morning. You added to an already amazing day. It is warm and beautiful outside. The clothes are on the line and I am preparing for choir practice. Wednesday practice was a bomb so I am a bit shaken but praying this one goes much better.

You are looking amazing. Your babies are a delight. Wish we lived closer I'm sure we would have a lot of fun with out different crazy sauces. Might have to patent that puppy. emoticon emoticon

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CAROLJ35 11/30/2012 10:02AM

    Love it! And love and enjoy those kids a lot because they are grown and gone before you know it!!!

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WISHICOULDFLY 11/29/2012 9:24PM

    I think you ARE coordinated. I've thought so ever since you danced to Dancing Queen! Uh oh. I'm starting to sound like a Spark Stalker! emoticon - Connie

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MNOT2THICK 11/28/2012 8:21PM

    Thanks Liz for inviting us into your dining room. I love watching you and your beautiful, entertaining, energetic children while I sit here and take up my space. emoticon

I wonder who they get it from. emoticon Why wouldn't she have a great butt, is she not your child.

An hour of alone time. emoticon I love NCIS as well. emoticon Why did I not win the DVD? emoticon




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DRKEYEZ820 11/28/2012 11:00AM

    :).....:).....:) .... Ive so missed your Vlogs! :)
So glad i crept in to view this :) this vlog totally made me smile for the day! Your daughter is JUST LIKE YOU! :)
The fun corky personality lol. But anyways! YAY for loosing 5 lbs! And the gift to yourself is ubber cute! :)

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MOSTMOM1 11/28/2012 8:43AM

    I love how the kids are SO paying attention to you. LOL
Seriously? Rolling across the floor? For real?
teenagers...
Fact: American Alligators can live up to 50 years, in the wild.
Wait--we really need cups that say, "Go away, I'm vlogging. We do."
I really wanna be with y'all. Really.
WHAT???? YOu've already lost your five pounds????????!!!!!
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overachiever
holy moly
you're awesome
Paint on your--now we have to look. See what you did there? Open your present.
Run away, Liz. Run away.
No. You should always be unedited. Always.
Hold on, you WILL be able to do a choreographed flashmob dance at the wedding, right? Because I've made that a non-negotiable item. You will just have to suck it up and follow along. Got it?
OPEN YOUR PRESENT!
Hey, you're not leaving the rest of us on the team, just hanging, since you already made goal, right? Cause that would put you on the naughty list, for sure.
How do you eat? Bwahahaha, I KNEW that was coming.
ouch on the cartilage story, just ouch
In a safe environment.
riiiiiiight
(say
s the woman who sleds off rooftops...)
OPEN YOUR PRESENT ALREADY!!!!
you're killin me
You got it!!!! I'll have to tell Audrey. She'll be so happy for you. You needed that. Good for you.
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ASRMOM 11/27/2012 11:48PM

    Love the gift! You ROCK!!
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WILDASTER 11/27/2012 11:00PM

    That's great! It lifted my day up from the druggery of Laundry and illness- to Laughter.

We have a little snow too but it isn't warm enough for a snow woman to be made.

By the way we Love Calvin too!!

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JEANUT 11/27/2012 9:46PM

    LOL
OK, who fed the kids sugar?
I love your family reminds me of home when I was growing up.
Hang in there one day they will be grown and the quiet will drive you nuts.

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VEROISME 11/27/2012 8:32PM

    beautiful chaos! :)


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Christmas Present ~ For You! wk 2 journal.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Body Image is an enigma to me.
When I was obese I saw myself as:




This last year, Iíve maintained and danced with the idea of getting somewhere Iíve always wanted to be.
I pick it up toy with it and put it down.
Should I be where it says I should in the middle of my B.M.I.?

Sometimes, when I look in the mirror, I see:



Iím in my healthy range, according to B.M.I. and other times when I look in the mirror I see her (whoever she is):



So, this Christmas Present ~ For Yourself Challenge is to get me nestled in the middle of my range where I can gauge first hand if itís a Ďfití for me.

So far, Iíve been practicing healthy feedback when I look in the mirror.
When I see scars from pregnancies, I remind myself that my Bobby and I made them together and Iím not uglier for them in his eyes even though they make me feel the ultimate of fugly.
When I see Iím not the same shape as the women in the fashion magazines and feel inferior, I remind myself of two things:
*the first that the feeling of inferiority is a choice
*and the second thing is that my hubby loves my body and whatís most important to him is that Iím healthy and loving it too.

During this transition of body change, itís like adolescence all over again; everything is awkward and a warped perception.

Iím hanging on and gifting myself that ĎUltimateí goal of 150 for Christmas (Iím 5.9). I just went ahead with the portions that Spark told me to get me from obese to healthy, even though I had fatorexia and felt this was all a ploy to get me to submit to this misogynistic body image ideal. Now, Iím in my healthy range and feeling fabulous with energy and I'm much more positive in comparison.

I ask myself often, ďWhat took me so long to take care of my body?Ē

SO, I soldier on and know I'm very close to the end of the 'change' and this is just something that takes time.

This whole, "Love yourself, accept-the-skin-you're-in" thing.

  
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CAROLJ35 11/30/2012 10:05AM

    WOW!!! You can tuck your blouses in and look great - something I have never been able to do!!!

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WINNIE1978 11/29/2012 12:26PM

    You look great... and I'm glad you are taking care of yourself! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 11/28/2012 8:23AM

    Woman, if I looked like you, I'd be dancing naked in the streets! Okay, not naked, but I'd be dancing. Wait, I already do that. Never mind. You look amazing; everybody knows it. But what's more important, is how you feel. Tell yourself you're awesome at least once every hour. That's medicine, ya know.
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WISHICOULDFLY 11/28/2012 6:49AM

    You look fabulous. Now you just need to decide where it is that you feel your best and go with it. You inspire me. emoticon

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WILDASTER 11/27/2012 11:24PM

    You are lovely, your husband a Prince among men. Each day you are blessed to be loved by both him and your children, and all of us too. You get better and better each day.

I saw your team start, and I wondered if I should join. I haven't for fear of total failure. It's the hardest time of the year for me. You are doing GREAT!



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KIMCOLLINGS 11/27/2012 4:38PM

    You look so terrific! You've done a great job!

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ACAWTHORN 11/27/2012 3:00PM

    I think you look great.. but i know what your talking about you have to be okay with looking at yourself.. I am tired of looking at myself and feeling sick at what i see. i want to change. But for some reason I keep holding on to these ideas i need to eat when i am hurting.. thinking somewhere that the food will ease the pain. It makes it worse why is that such a hard concept for me.. I think your doing wonderful and feel inspired when i read your blogs or watch your vlogs.. your doing a great job.. emoticon emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/27/2012 9:56AM

    Wow Liz, I see the same things in the mirror. My goal is the same as your. Middle of my maintenance range. (I'm on the high end of my maintenance range right now)

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ASRMOM 11/27/2012 7:53AM

    Oh Snow! I get where you are at. The scars don't bother me near as bad, as the fact I can't see my c-section scar. At ALL, not even the edges. Yikes.
But I digress. I would suggest to you, to focus on all the non scale victories. Not suggest really. You have made some very awesome progress (HELLO, 70 lbs?!!!) How do you feel? Maybe you should ditch the scale?
I'd hug you and hand you a hoop, if I could reach you!

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LIFETIMER54 11/27/2012 7:39AM

  Thank yoiu from the bottom of my heart, your truly a beautiful lady.... emoticon

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FHDP Die Young

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Friday Hoop Dance Party

HOORAH!
Today is a brand new day (oh yes it is you nasty milk chocolate chipit bag that made me gain 2000lbs today, you biznotch)

  
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PJC19671 11/30/2012 9:09PM

    OH MY GOSH! That is so awesome. I wish I could do it. I try all the time. emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 11/28/2012 8:26PM

    Bad chip its for tempting you.

Dancing and hooping. I am the uncoordinated one. I can not hoop to save my life. Rock on Hoop Star!!!! emoticon emoticon

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GAMEON123 11/25/2012 8:47PM

    So glad I stumbled upon this! Perked me right up. I wanna have fun like that!

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ASRMOM 11/23/2012 5:57PM

    Three things....
1)Spock is such a lucky guy!
2) You inspire me! Going to hoop now...
3) You look like you are getting your groove back....keep it up!

Thanks for sharing!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 11/23/2012 5:40PM

    You have excellent hoop control woman. And as for the chips, don't think you have to worry. you look GREAT! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 11/23/2012 3:27PM

    You're so freakin cool!!
Hey, I had a dream the other night, that Audrey and I came to visit y'all during Spring Break. We hooped in the snow.
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BR>you
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RUNNERRACHEL 11/23/2012 10:36AM

    emoticon emoticon You go!

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QUEENMOXIE 11/23/2012 8:31AM

    You look great! Not sure what a chipit is....Great moves! emoticon emoticon

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REEBADABEEBOOS 11/22/2012 11:33PM

    "Did she just pick that hoop up with her foot!? Oh no she didn't!!"

You've got serious moves and then you add that dang hoop and I'm mesmorized. Is hoop dancing a career option? It needs to be...

Shoulder hooping - say whaaat?

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TRYTRYAGAIN10 11/22/2012 11:29PM

    This is awesome! Looks like so much fun. I wish I could hoola hoop. P.S. It's Friday already where I'm at. ;)

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WISHICOULDFLY 11/22/2012 10:25PM

    Hmmm....milk chocolate chipit? Must be a Canadian thing!

oh and uh....I thought you said you were not coordinated enough to do a DVD workout??? Looks like you ARE coordinated.

One more thing. It is still THURSDAY not Friday. Am I a SmartMass? Why yes. Yes I AM. emoticon -Connie

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The Flies and the Honey Pot

Friday, November 16, 2012

Aesop

A jar of honey chanced to spill
Its contents on the windowsill
In many a vicious pool and rill.

The flies, attracted by the sweet,
Began so greedily to eat,
They smeared their fragile wings and feet.

With many a twitch and pull in vain
They gasped to get away again,
and died in aromatic pain.

Moral:
O foolish creatures that destroy
Themselves for transitory joy.


The practice of self-disciple is the exercise needed to make it stronger. You will not be strongly self-disciplined in one night, or one personal battle.

Each step counts when pointed in the right direction. Over eating is transitory joy. In the long run it will leave you feeling; defeated, lethargic and sad. Practice proper portions to keep from the trap of over indulgence.

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MNOT2THICK 11/28/2012 8:38PM

    emoticon No wonder your brain is mush. I hope he is OK and the punishment was not too severe.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 11/21/2012 11:03PM

    Queen ~ Advantageous!
Lisa~ No it does not mean that for you; unless of course this is a competition to see is going to go nutso most thoroughly.
Job I'll be finding out about tonight and my special needs son has been bullied. He couldn't handle the lack of support and he was receiving and the special needs kid snapped the next time brat got nasty with him (who saw that coming? Ya, me too) and he pummeled the brat.
I'm so exhausted that my brain is moosh. I'll catch up soon.

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MIBELLALUNA 11/20/2012 11:19AM

    Hey Girl,
whAT IS up with your life? I'm trying to catch up but only getting bits and pieces, are yiou going to get a job or did you already do that...or? Does this mean if yoiu have 5 kids AND an outside job, I am going to have to find a way to justify NO kids and NO job? haha Lov ya

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QUEENMOXIE 11/18/2012 5:20PM

    I don't like honey...I guess I'm safe! emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 11/18/2012 4:49PM

    Jodi, I came back here to remind myself of keeping my focus and when I read your comment it rekindled that 'fire' that has been fizzling from sleep deprivation.
I need to be reminded daily that not give up on what I want most, because that short lived joy is so deceitful. emoticon

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_JODI404 11/18/2012 2:11PM

    Well said! Proper portions are KEY!!

I've read it somewhere on Spark? don't know where?

Don't give up what you want most, for what you want right now. ( that fleeting, super short lived "joy" that emotional/stress eating can provide.

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WILDASTER 11/17/2012 3:26PM

    Thanks I needed that.

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/17/2012 11:52AM

    Great! To the point and fun to read!

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/17/2012 4:40AM

    Yes! Thanks for sharing!

Bzzzz.....

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ASRMOM 11/16/2012 10:29PM

    No wonder why I feel stuck.

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MOSTMOM1 11/16/2012 9:51PM

    I kept most of the honey off my wings today...
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I*AM*BLESSED 11/16/2012 9:45PM

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