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Good days

Friday, October 14, 2011

It was a really beautiful day today. I felt really cute today!! All of my clothes are loose now. My new haircut is just right for me. I finally got my massage today (was supposed to get it a few days back). Work has been good, exercise is back on track, my eating has been on track. Losing inches, mantaining weight (hope to start losing again soon). Have plans for Halloween, doing something I've wanted to do for years.........it's a HUGE festival at the Sacramento Waldorf School, just down the hill from where I went to college. Taking my niece, sister and mom, and I can't wait to dress up!! The weather has been so incredible, I can barely stand it. Been reading incredible, inspiring things. Taking tons of great pictures and that always makes me happy. Crocheting again, which also always makes me happy. Also have found a really neat app for my phone that calls out when to run and stop to help me train for a healthier running routine. Bought the Spark cookbook and can't wait to get it. My husband said he can tell I've lost wieght and I look good!!! That really makes me happy. And the time spent with my brother and nieces has been so wonderful. He was gone to Colorado for a year and I missed him terribly, so to have him back now, and the new baby here is just a gift that keeps giving. I've also been involved in a new, very educational/inspirational church, which has been a huge source of positive feelings. Plus eveyone keeps telling me how proud they are of my motivation to get healthy. I feel like I have cheerleaders everywhere I go!! It really feels great. It is good to be living life as fully as possible. I hope you are all doing well in your recent endeavors.

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WENDYLEE15 10/14/2011 8:35PM

    Life is good !! So glad you are in such a good place of your life right now!! So glad we are friends on here.Your posts are so uplifting !! emoticon

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JONICACALDWELL 10/14/2011 7:59PM

    Great plans & great attitude! And I love that app! wait 'til you try it!

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EMRANA 10/14/2011 2:01PM

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RIDMYCOCOON 10/14/2011 1:22PM

    Excellent! Speaking of pictures... I would love to see a pic of your new do emoticon



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RIVER331 10/14/2011 8:57AM

    This is a great blog - so full of joy and all that makes life worth living!

Beautiful Life... when it's good it's just perfect! emoticon emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 10/14/2011 8:48AM

    That's a great feeling - hold onto it as long as you can!

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TRIXIEBLUE 10/14/2011 8:36AM

    Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! Also, I am very interested in the name of that app for your phone. Would you mind giving me the name so I can see if I can get it for my phone.

Thanks so much!
~Trixie

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CROOKEDLETTER 10/14/2011 8:17AM

    Yay for lots of good things and being thankful for 'em.

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Angels on Earth

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just watched this video, so wonderful, so touching, what a couple. I am so amazed that a man as young as him would be willing to stick by his finance through the ups and the downs. If you guys don't know the story, google Chris Medina, it is quite overwhelming.

Here is the song he wrote for her when she was in the hospital after the car accident:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQY4dIxY1H4

  
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WENDYLEE15 10/13/2011 8:00AM

    Thanks for sharing =]!! emoticon

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EMRANA 10/12/2011 10:02PM

  I am not an AI fan so I didn't know this story until now. What a beautiful love and a gorgeous song. I'm so glad you posted this.

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Back on track

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Well, my emotions are definitely not completely on track yet. After the unfriending last week (an old friend on facebook), I was REALLY down. I felt physically sick for about three days and didn't exercise consistantly for about 5. It has been a low energy, woe is me kind of past 5 days. I've eaten a little poorly and just haven't been on track. Well this morning is the begining of a saying good bye to the melancholia that has set up shop in my life these past few days. I am not going to be that sad little girl anymore. So what if I lost an old friend, I have lots of new friends............and they are better!!! So, ate a great breakfast, did my cardio workout, have some crocheting already planned for my downtime at work and I plan on being all around jolly today, if at all possible. I love that even if I slip up, I can still come back to my plan and get back in the saddle again. I haven't been beating myself up over this slip up either, just observing my emotions and trying to come to terms with them. It's so interesting actually dealing with my life and not running from it. I am realizing just how sensitive I am, but also how much I really care. And I like that. Love you guys, hope your mid-week is treating you fine.

  
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CROOKEDLETTER 10/13/2011 9:41AM

    Back on track is a good, good thing. Of course, we can't enjoying getting back on track unless we occasionally get off track. ;)

Sorry that it was a hard few days. It is hard when people move out of our lives, and we have to let ourselves mourn a bit. And it is so dang hard not to take it personally when someone chooses to let go or drifts away. It helps to remember that really it is about that person and not you. There was a point when three very close people all chose to tell me at the same time that they didn't want to be close in my life (one was my live in boyfriend). And it hurt like the dickens, especially because I was in the midst of a horrible depression. Looking back at it, I can understand that while some of it was that my depression made it hard for people close to me, I also understand that what they said and did was about where they were at, their limitations.

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ME_HERE_NOW 10/13/2011 1:50AM

    it is nice that you can observe your own process without judgement or insults and just move fwd - you are way ahead of the learning curve here babe - spark on!

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FRANANN3 10/12/2011 8:05PM

    sO HAPPY i CAME ACROSS YOUR PAGE "ACCIDENTLY". YOU ARE QUITE AAN INSPIRATION TO ME.. JUST READING YOUR BLOGS GIVES ME INSPIRATION! i WAS "DROPPED" FROM A FRIEND ON FB RECENTLY TOO. bUT WITHIN A FEW DAYS i Realized God puts people INTO our lives, and separates us from them at times. Only He knows why! It would mean alot to me if we could be Friends here on Spark... Thanks again, you touched my heart! Fran

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RIDMYCOCOON 10/12/2011 6:21PM

    emoticon Sounds really good, Sweetheart. Really good :0) emoticon

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WENDYLEE15 10/12/2011 6:07PM

    Good for you!! Way to handle the situation.You are dealing with things in a very good way!! Sounds like it all is just making you stronger!!
Which is an awesome thing!!
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LVMAMAW 10/12/2011 4:26PM

    Glad you are back on track, too! Good for YOU!!
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P0KERS0PH 10/12/2011 2:56PM

    Glad you are getting back on track

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/12/2011 2:00PM

    Good for you! We all get sad at times but we show our strength when we pull ourselves out of it and know when it's time to move on! emoticon

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My day (pics)

Monday, October 10, 2011

It was a really lovely day off. Spent the morning doing yoga, and enjoying the rain. Then I went to my brothers and spent the afternoon with them, soaking up the new baby wonderfullness. I made a little beanie for her and went on a walk and saw a calico sheep. I've never seen one of those before! It was a really great day, then I found the BEST halloween costume ever, and it fit perfect. It is an angel, with wings and a halo!! I'll post pictures when I'm all dressed!! So fun, I haven't dressed for halloween in atleast ten years.


Calico sheep


My nieces


Hat I made for the baby


Proud pappa


More happy sheep

It's funny how I've changed my outlook since starting SP. This morning I woke up, had a nice long walk planned, then as I started out, it started to rain. I got a little bummed for a minute, then just switched gears. And everything went perfectly. In the past I probably would have ate something heavy, and went to sleep if my day off didn't start well. I feel like I am slowly adding some really great tools to my life's toolbox. It's pretty fun to watch myself grow, never know what new thing I might just think up next!
Hope you all had a lovely start to your week.

  
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RIDMYCOCOON 10/12/2011 6:18PM

    Beautiful little girls. Truly sweet. I love all the pictures. Nice shots of the sheep too! I'm diggin' the tone I hear in your voice!

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ME_HERE_NOW 10/11/2011 8:35PM

    congrats on enjoying your new life, babe! also congrats on the new family addition, cool hat & cool sheep!!!

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WENDYLEE15 10/11/2011 1:05PM

    Thanks for sharing the awesome pics!! You are doing soooo well!! Keep up the great work!!
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/11/2011 12:51PM

    Thanks for sharing! great pics!

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EMRANA 10/11/2011 12:14PM

  Looks like a perfect day! Thanks for sharing!

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FREETHEGODDESS 10/11/2011 1:31AM

    Oh my gosh! That photo of your neices is beautiful!!! Glad you had a wonderful day. Isn't it amazing that we are starting to look at everything around us now and appreciate life.

Thanks for sharing the photos.
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RORYLYONS 10/10/2011 11:47PM

    Beautiful pics of the baby & family....Love the baby hat too. emoticon emoticon

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BUTTERFLYAT38 10/10/2011 9:01PM

    absolutely love the pics...and the fact that you are switching gears as needed when you need too. lots of people don't have that awareness.. Wonderful! emoticon

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JAMBABY0 10/10/2011 8:40PM

    great day, great pics, thanks for sharing!!!

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EMGERBER 10/10/2011 8:36PM

    What a wonderful day isn't life grant!

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This community

Sunday, October 09, 2011

OK, I am really falling in love with you all. I have never had this supportive of a network in my life. And the fact that it is a healthy, balanced support is just mind boggling. I have been reading the greatest blogs from old and new friends. It has really been a morning of realizing just how lucky I am. I may not work my program as perfectly as I'd like, I may not be as on top of my streaks as I want to be, but I am doing it, little by little, day by day, and it is because of you all. This community is always there for me, when I'm up, when I'm down, when I'm just blah. You are there, giving goodies, hugs, smiles, words of wisdom and love. I really love you people, you are becoming a part of me, a part of each day, each choice. I have been longing for this sense of belonging, this sense of community ever since I left home, and I have to admit, I haven't really found it until now. I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I wish I could teleport around the world and give you all big hugs right now.
Cheers to us!!!

  
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/10/2011 4:46PM

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RIDMYCOCOON 10/10/2011 2:07PM

    emoticon What a feeling it is! emoticon
I feel blessed.

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KAKAKALI4 10/10/2011 9:28AM

    I am so on board with this! These people and the support you receive is just amazing! I know I would not have made it this far or even kept on the path if I did not have all the other peeps cheering and supporting me! I hope you are enjoying your journey and keep up the great work!
Teri

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Thank you for all of your support! Keep up the amazing work. Every day, every small choice, no matter how small, makes you healthier and one step closer to your goals.

Spark hugs!!!!

Rae

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SIERRA4600 10/9/2011 10:11PM

    Big Hugs! emoticon Have a great day!

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KATBYRNE 10/9/2011 7:30PM

    Here's another big hug! None of us goes this truly alone. We follow in the footsteps of those in front of us and walk with those on the same path! I know I couldn't have made the progress I have without all the inspirational stories that just kept me feeling like I could DO this!

And just think, someday your "After" story will be inspiring others!

This is one party where the more people come the better it gets!

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RIVER331 10/9/2011 5:40PM

    What a perfect little blog! So true emoticon

I often think about how positive everyone is on here, compared to "real" life - and I think it's great, one of the truly great things to come out of cyberspace. If we can teach ourselves to do this consistently for others and then ourselves, spreading the spark will change the world. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FREETHEGODDESS 10/9/2011 4:21PM

    Thank you for the nice blog! I feel the same way! Here is a big hug for you!
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WENDYLEE15 10/9/2011 4:00PM

    I totally agree!! Big emoticon!! I hope you have a beautiful week a head !!

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ME_HERE_NOW 10/9/2011 3:45PM

    i moved from ontario canada to tennessee, while i met acquaintances i never connected - and when i started sparking i too found my community. it enabled me to let go of unhealthy relationships and focus on my healthy living program, plus when i am out walking i am never alone, i am always thinking of my spark peeps knowing we are all doing our thang and givin ourselves the best shot at being happy with ourselves and our lives. it truly is a contagious feeling of hope and healthy we have going on here! i was thinkin of you while i was out struttin today, just got in and stretched, entered my fit mins, now about to relax in the tub!

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PEPPERCHILD 10/9/2011 2:49PM

    Couldn't agree more. Have a fantastic Sunday. emoticon

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GETDONE 10/9/2011 2:35PM

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EMRANA 10/9/2011 2:28PM

  emoticon to you too!

When I first joined, I didn't intend to get involved in the community part, but there's just so many good people here!

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CROOKEDLETTER 10/9/2011 12:38PM

    Cheers to you!!

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Q8PRINCESS 10/9/2011 12:29PM

    I agree with you. When I first joined I wasn't too excited but love this team. Anytime you want to hop on a place, you can come and visit me here!

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P0KERS0PH 10/9/2011 12:27PM

    Awww, what a lovely blog! I love this place also, I've met so many wonderful people and learnt so much about so many things. There is a wealth of knowledge here all for free.

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