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I Remember...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Planes crashing...
People dying...
President's perplexed...
Americans crying...
How do we move forward?
We simply reflect and remember.

  
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AKAFIT 9/13/2010 9:01AM

    September 11th will always be a profound memory in my life because I was a Soldier at the time as well as my husband. He ended up deploying by December and I was left to raise our then 1 1/2 year old son alone. It saddened me that we could not be safer in our own homeland, but even more that many of my friends would lose their lives to this war. God Bless those who still serve (my husband being one of them), those who did serve, those families who have lost loved ones and friends, and for those who will lose their lives and loved ones before this war is OVER!!!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/11/2010 1:04PM

    Thank you for sharing. God Bless America always.
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NYTOFL2 9/11/2010 11:31AM

    Amen to that!

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Laboring Love

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sitting at a laptop, daydreaming about the time and patience you have for us-your family- I marvel at your inner beauty. You complete my love, spirit, and soul. My love, my friend, my husband...

I watch you sweat profusely as the grill and sun fight to keep you overheated. You grab the icy, cold icecube-filled lemonade-laden glass to quench your thirst.

You don't even notice me watching you...watching me. Hmmm... This is how we've grown over the years. Words are unnecessary for expressions as you "Labor" your love for us- your family.

  
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AKAFIT 9/7/2010 10:58AM

    WOW, how awesome. Love emoticon is definitely evident!

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Reflections of Yesterday

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Had an moment to reflect on the progress I've made since January 10, 2010 when I first joined. I started at 167 pounds and now I am at 150. So I had a couple - or a few more- plateaus during my tenure with SparkPeople.
I made more progress joining this site than by trying to succeed on my own.
Boy was I stuck for years doing it on my own!
Yesterday, I ate, didn't track, and decided at 8pm," I AM NOT GOING BACK. MY CAR (body) DOES NOT GO FORWARD IN REVERSE!"
So what did I do? I got my workout gear on, and did 25 minutes of cardio (jogging in place while watching TV) and 25 minutes of strength training (full-body workout: dumbbell, stability ball, etc.)
Wouldn't you know it? This got me out of my "funk" and motivated to stay on track.

  
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MRSRUBLE 8/17/2010 1:31AM

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CHARMIN608 8/13/2010 9:04AM

    I'm happy to hear that your gears are forward. You all inspire me in more ways than you will ever know. Let's all move forward together!

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AKAFIT 8/12/2010 2:59PM

    Amazing the power that endorphins have in our life. Good for you girl friend. Don't be a slave to your old self, make it a slave to YOU emoticon

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Done with Training...On with Succeeding!!!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Just finished 4 days of intensive staff development...
Feeling like I have just received a plethora of information.
I certainly hope my students feel as if they'll learn something after the concepts have been taught.
My other concern is getting back into the groove after returning to our newly remodeled building. It was partially destroyed from Hurricane Ike.
Feelings of anxiety can cause stress, so I have decided to workout more to channel those feelings into positive energy. My mind is focused on having a successful year with terrific colleagues who are just as excited as me.

  
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MRS.PRINCIPAL 8/6/2010 3:43PM

    Have a great year! I often wonder if my staff leave the in-services I present with your same feelings. God, I hope not. Enjoy the new school building, it is a treat. Many of us are in older than dirt buildings that there is no money to fix again this year!

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LAURA2471 8/6/2010 2:25PM

    Right on! Good choice to channel the energy and keep focused!!! emoticon

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Reality: Conversations with My Mind

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The last conversation I had with my body was not very pleasant. It all spurred from a bucket of buttered popcorn shared by others at a movie theatre- as if that validates over indulgence-and ended up in abdominal thrusts (not exercise either) .

While walking briskly along the beach, listening to upbeat tunes, I began to reflect on what I REALLY expected of myself.
Do I REALLY expect to reach my goal weight?
Do I REALLY think that I can be positive with so much negativity surrounding me (work)?
Do I REALLY believe I'll get the support I need to persevere and be content with my lifestyle?

Well, you may think I answered "NO" to these questions, but I actually had "YES" answers to MOST of these. I know it will take time (more than I initially wanted), but I CAN/WILL reach my desired weight.
At work, I've decided to just "do my job" and steer clear of ANY negativity as much as possible without giving feedback to validate "rain clouds" [negative people].
Since my family no longer nag and tease about my constant "Sparking", I know they'll support me if no one else will.
As far as being content with my lifestyle. Hey! I have a terrific husband, 3 great kids, and a humorous, spoiled poodle. What more could I ask for?
Oh yeah! As long as the health reports from the doctor remain positive, I'm good with that.
So whenever you feel discouraged, take a brisk walk and have a conversation with your mind. Be sure your lips aren't moving though or onlookers may think you've gone bonkers.

  
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MOORECENTURY 8/2/2010 4:34PM

    You can do it!!

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MRSRUBLE 8/1/2010 2:28AM

    Hey Soror you got this, and you can do anything you put your mind too! emoticon

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MZPERSEVERANCE 7/31/2010 1:47PM

    We have your back too Soror!!!

Peace and Blessings

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