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Sp has been there for me.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SP has really been there for me over the last few years. I have been through so much, a miscarriage, loss of a job, moving, Grandfather's death, multiple health crises for both myself and my husband. Through all that SP, and of course sparkfriends were there in a way no one else was. I really feel like I owe it to myself, and to all of my sparkfriends to do my best. I am losing weight, but I haven't been a productive part of this community and I really missing that. I want to try harder, hopefully I will.

On a lighter note, I am almost to 13 pounds lost since the middle of March. I am really happy about this relatively easy weight loss. I really just changed meds, and started a really active job. I haven't been tracking my food consistently and fit mins have been spotty at best. But the weight is coming off, thank God.

Strange, I have had long periods of being very active on here, with little or no weight loss. Now I am losing weight and am not very active on here. I guess I should be happy with the weight loss, and I am, I just miss the community. I know that the only person that can change this is me. You guys are great, always. I have really let my new job take over my life. I feel like I am either working, or getting everything together so I can go back to work 24/7. It's pretty crazy, but I am thankful for my job, very thankful. I really want to get a HRM and wear it to work for a few days to see how many calories I burn. I swear I start sweating after the first couple of haircuts and don't stop for the rest of the day. It's pretty wild!!!!

I love you guys so much, I hope to catch up and be around more in the future. Keep rockin it, you guys really are the best!!!

  
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ME_HERE_NOW 6/3/2014 8:23AM

    life can get busy, but you are living in the spirit of spark, and we're all rooting for you. i haven't been on much over the past few months either, LM drifting off, it must be in the stars. keep shining at the new job, i certainly know mine pretty much took over my life. 11 months in now and i finally feel like i am finding balance again.

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RIDMYCOCOON 5/27/2014 1:53PM

    Nice. I have been spotty as of late as well. Life huh? Sitting in front of a computer is just that sitting at a computer. SP makes us sit. So don't feel bad about moving about in your lovely life. Sit when sit. Move when you move. Yes?

Anywho, the rational works for me. Where is your new job? Hope you like your coworkers. Congrats on the poundage lost! Well done!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/22/2014 3:18PM

    Glad to hear all is well and that you are doing good. How hear more from you.

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JUNEAU2010 5/21/2014 9:49PM

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FINCHFEEDER80 5/20/2014 10:23AM

    Sometimes life just happens. I have my ebbs and flows, too. Congrats on the weight loss! I know what you mean about either being at work, or always preparing for work. That's what my evenings feel like, too. We're definitely here if you need us! (and even when you don't!) I'm glad to hear that things sound like they're going well, though!

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Take two

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Highlighting my hair, so I have a bit of downtime while it processes, let's try again!!! Blog number two for the day. Hope this goes better this time. Thanks for the sweeties that commented on my blog from this morning. I was a bit frustrated when I lost my 5 paragraph blog at 7 am this morning. Oh well, it was probably just a bunch of boring nonsense anyway!!! Ha!

So, all is really great here. Lost another pound. This makes eleven in just about two months. I have 5 more to go to get to the weight I was last October, before I hurt my ankle, quit my job, buried my Grandfather, lived on the road in an eighteen wheeler and came back here to live and work again!!! Lot's of action, lot's of weight gained. Truck stop food is very high calorie!!! Once I loose six more pounds, the next pound lost I will actually be able to track on here because I will be back to where I was when I stopped sparking. Good stuff. Yes I still weigh twenty more than my SP starting weight, but that is better than thirty-one more! So, it's going well. I'm getting as much fit mins in as I can. Tracking has been a little off, and food quality has been a little less than perfect, but overall I am definitely doing better than I was when I wasn't sparking at all. So for me, all is good.

Had a really great weekend. Got everything done that we needed to do, plus a little extra. Got to spend time with family and quality time with hubby. The worst part was probably my allergies. It is that time of year again, and it takes major effort to not rub my eyes out of their sockets.

So, work goes on. It's still hard. Stayed til nine pm the last two nights of last week. We close at seven but there were so many people waiting after we closed. It was pretty wild. I didn't get home until after ten at night. I was dead tired. But the money is good, I like what I do, and it is doing more than just paying the bills. We actually have the money to do and get extras, which is nothing we've known for quite some time. I hate focusing on money, I really despise it, but having enough sure makes life easier.

OK, well, I'll call it a night. I love you guys. Love catching up on your blogs. You are all so great. Keep it up, you all make my life so much better!!!

  
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HIPPICHICK1 5/7/2014 10:20AM

    I just LOVE that you are loving your job and that you have a bit o'extra cash to play around with! Yay!!

Congrats on ditching the pounds of late!
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ME_HERE_NOW 5/6/2014 10:41PM

    spring IS the time to kick some booty! use all the good vibes flowing through your life to your advantage and keep that spark flame burning!

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JUNEAU2010 5/6/2014 3:23PM

    Keep on plugging away! I love your cheerful attitude even if it is, as mine sometimes is, more hope than reality.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/5/2014 12:34PM

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FINCHFEEDER80 5/5/2014 9:15AM

    Sorry about your grandpa. Way to go on getting your weight loss back on track!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/5/2014 12:39AM

    Great job!
Sorry about your grandpa. :(

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/4/2014 11:06PM

    So good to see you. I missed you. I too gained weight and have about 11 pds. to go before I get back to where I was. We will get there. That's great you like your job, and have one. Sorry to hear about your Grandfather. emoticon

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Whaaaaaa?

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Just typed and entire blog and lost it! Not cool!!!!!! Not typing another now. All is well here, hope all is well in your worlds. I'll type one up when I get over losing this one!!!!

Hugs.

  
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JSPIN74 5/5/2014 10:44AM

    lol my condolences on your loss emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 5/4/2014 12:52PM

    I often type in Word or email and paste it in. I hate it when my blogs disappear!

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Quickie

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just wanted to get a quick blog in this morning before work. I leave soon, so this will be short and sweet. I've been logging all calories in and burned and have been attempting to get as much water in as possible. I have lost ten pounds since the first week of March and I feel a glimmer of hope in my bones that I might be able to keep losing for awhile. Ever since I stopped my old medication and got a new one I have been struggling to even want to eat very much. This is the polar opposite of where I've been for the past 6 years, starving and eating everything in sight. So, I see a light at the end of this tunnel. I'm getting as much cardio in as I have the time/strength for. And am eating a noticeable amount less then I was. I HAVE to start getting higher quality food into me, but that will come in time I am sure. I love to eat healthy, I just have to make the time and plan ahead in order to have all my meals ready for each week so I don't just wimp out and pick dinner up on the way home.

Anyhow, hope you are all well. Just wanted to say a quick hello, and document on this lil blog how things are going. Feels pretty great to have some hope again, that defeated feeling that you are never going to have lasting success really gets old after awhile.

Hope you all have a beautiful day. Hugs.

  
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SHAMROCKY2K 4/24/2014 11:40PM

    How are you with breakfasts? I make a small portion of oatmeal on the stove and throw it together with whatever.. peanut butter, fruits, a piece of dark chocolate.. maybe yogurt. I highly recommend it!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/24/2014 10:48AM

    Awesome. Congrats.

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GERIKRAGH 4/24/2014 10:43AM

    Congrats on the great job and weight loss.

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Small victories

Friday, April 18, 2014

Don't know how this whole spark thing works so quickly, but it does! Started tracking and exercising yesterday, and today did the same, and already I managed to loose that stubborn pound I have been working on for a few weeks!!! I could not manage to break that pound, but alas, today, I have, I feel pretty happy. I know that scale victories are really not the main way I stay motivated, however, I will take them when they come. I have 8 more pounds to get back to my weight from last December.........then another 14 to get to my original weight when I started SP over two years ago. So that is 22 pounds, just to get to my start weight. It is a little daunting, but when I do it I will be able to fit into all of my clothes again, and that will be a really, really good thing. I have already managed to loose 9 pounds in the last month and a half. That came off from changing meds and starting my new job. I really didn't put that much effort into losing those pounds, so I am hoping with tracking, daily fit mins and plenty of water (and no soda) I will be able to continue the weight loss without too much pain. No pain, no gain right??? OK, I'll take the pain if it means the pounds are coming off and I'm feeling better.

I was telling my husband that I absolutely have to track my calories in and out and water consumption if I want to be successful, and he was pretty much like DUH, I thought you already knew that!! Yeah, he was right, I have known that for quite sometime now. I just allow life to throw wrenches into my routine and suffer the consequences.

Today's hike was really wonderful. Got up early, had a light breakfast with my sister and then went on an hour hike to a place I have never been. It was really beautiful. I will go back for sure. She knew the back way into the park and we were able to get a great parking spot without having to pay the three bucks they charge if you park at the front entrance. It was rolling hills, flowers, and lots of trails leading in all directions. Very lovely spot. Plenty of hills to keep the burn on but not so many that it was daunting. I was quite impressed.

The kale will be cooked shortly, and consumed just after that. I must get more greens in and I love kale, so this should be a good thing. I have been eating tons of fruit and not quite enough veg. Must remedy this ASAP. I am sure it will be easy now that salad season is upon us. Even my picky eater of a husband enjoys a nice salad for dinner in the summer.

It has been less than two days in full sparkmode and I am feeling noticeably better already. This is no surprise, I have had multiple breaks in the past and it is always the same when I get back into the groove. Feels good, feels right, no reason to question it, just go with the flow!

Love you guys. Hugs.

  
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HIPPICHICK1 4/30/2014 12:32PM

    Sounds good all around!


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BIGPAWSUP 4/19/2014 6:55PM

    Awesome to have you back. So happy you jumped right back in. You are doing to do wonderful things.

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THESHELBSTER 4/19/2014 3:11PM

    I gained 28 lbs back of weight I had lost and had to start over again. I had given away all my clothes and had to buy new one. It killed me to have to buy bigger clothes again after giving them away because I needed smaller ones, but I prevailed through it and got back on the horse after falling off and it sounds like you are doing the same thing. Good for you! Perseverance is a key element in weight loss and the fact that you are here, losing after a gain, and not giving up is proof of that. Even though I don't know you, I am very proud of you and so happy to be your spark friend. :)

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SHAMROCKY2K 4/18/2014 11:54PM

    Keep on Trackin' my friend! (Then I could say you are on the right track.. but that sounded a bit punny.)
You have the tools.. You CAN do this!

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JUNEAU2010 4/18/2014 8:01PM

    Isn't kale wonderful?! Keep Sparking!

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KELLISOR 4/18/2014 6:03PM

    It's such a great community, isn't it? And I love that it isn't just about weight loss. So glad you're here!

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