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Mind over Body Image!!!!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's been a while since my last blog...two whole days ago...lol!!!

I've been getting my desk packed and ready to move over to my new work location...I start there on Monday and we have to move our own stuff and set it up at our new desks...budget cuts...wow!!! I plan to leave work early tomorrow though and take my computer up there and set it up so I won't have to worry with it on Monday morning...(if it's raining tomorrow then of course I won't be moving)....

Anywho, I have been Shredding in the morning but nothing else in the evening...and I can really feel/see the difference....I have GOT to get back to the gym and get busy...I've come to far to go backwards now....I haven't even gotten on the scale and probably won't until I get my routine back on track...my eating has been "ok"..a few slips here and there but nothing major...but if I don't diet AND exercise, then there is a problem...

My personal 30 day Shred challenge starts on Monday...I don't plan to Shred on weekends unless I feel like it but the weekday is mandatory...I am doing this challenge alone and I need to go it alone for now...I have to get my mental self together first and this challenge should do just that!!!

I titled this blog the way I did because I have complained about my body before...I know I am too jiggly but my model for today, Kelly Rowland, had a nice body...she showed that you did not have to be thick and curvy in order to be sexy and I really admire her for that...but I will NEVER understand why she felt the need to get breast implants...her reasoning was because there were some shirts she wanted to wear that needed more up top or something lame like that...um, HELLO!!! You have millions of dollars..I am quite sure your stylist or the designer could have found another way for you to wear the shirt without the surgery!!!!

I assume she was embarrassed on some levels considering she(and Destiny's Child) was always singing about women being proud of who they were and NOT TO CHANGE for anyone...you know, the "do as I say, not as I do" thing!!! Looking at her pictures, I didn't see her being "small" busted taking away from her overall appearance...do you?



Guess people are never happy regardless of what other blessings they may have right? I mean if I were able to just jet set across the globe and lay around on the beach, I'd display my A CUP bikini and great body and keep moving...but that's just me I guess?

TTYL

  
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SJACQUITA 7/30/2009 4:50PM

    Girl, I have no idea why Kelly did that! Take it from me - I wear a DD cup and it can be awfully uncomfortable after a while. I guess I'll have to agree with you, we're never happy with what we have and always striving to get something somebody else has... Well, that's life, I guess... Peace and blessings, Kita

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TNGRAHAM 7/30/2009 3:40PM

    I agree with you. Breasts aren't all that great when they are too big for your body. I have had large one's since I was 9 or 10 years old! I use to hate them, but now I just tolerate them. I would get them reduced, but I know people that have done that only to have them come back with weight gain. emoticon Oh well, see just what you said we are never happy with what we got.
Taniya

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A bittersweet day......

Tuesday, July 28, 2009



Well today was the last day for our department....we had a coffee/donut get together this morning to mingle for a while and to say goodbye to one another since it was common knowledge that no one was planning to stick around up there for a full 8 hour workday!!!

It was very bittersweet to me to see my coworkers, those that I became good friends with, pack up the last of their personal belongings and leave....most of them were putting on a brave face and joking but their faces were full of worry...some had not been with the company that long so their severance won't be much nor were they vested in the company's pension plan so they don't have that "cushion" either....



I report to my new job on Monday...I'm oddly excited about the new adventure so I will look at this blessing as the next level of my professional life...I hope and pray that my former co-workers will find employment soon and that they will be sustained with other "interests" in the meantime....

My eating has been "off" today...not bad choices, just bad timing...then we went out afterwards so they could drink and be merry...I had a Sprite...I don't drink..lol....

Today's model is Jada Pinkett Smith.....she is much shorter than I am but she looks great for having two kids...she said that her mom always kept her busy when she was a child with gymnastics, track, etc. so she makes sure she keeps her family active as well....that is what more parents need to do and we wouldn't have the obesity epidemic that we currently face...not all parents are bad with this but we all can agree that the kids need to be outside playing more than being in the house playing video games....

TTYL

  
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SJACQUITA 7/29/2009 10:55AM

    I don't know any of them by name, but I will be sure to pray that God will be a waymaker for your co-workers. I'm sure they were all feeling the pressure of the unknown - I've been there - living paycheck to paycheck and not knowing how to make ends wave at each other, let alone meet! Some will use the severance wisely, some won't, some will have a good bit to work with, others won't - so, it may be difficult, but God is able! I'm going through a storm right now with my vehicles. My truck put me down on a Sunday and the very next Monday, the check engine light came on in the car. Long story short, between the two vehicles, the repairs came to $2,235.00. I've gotten the car back on the road, the truck is another story. I don't have the money readily available, but I was going to put the charges on my credit card. I don't use them regularly because I've been in credit card debt before and it was hard to come out from under it. I'd already given the mechanic the go-ahead to start the repairs when I found out my credit card was cancelled due to inactivity! When I didn't need the card, things were just fine, now that I do, they cancel it! Ah well, like I said before, God is a waymaker and I'm believing him regarding the truck, as well as all aspects of my life. My prayer is your co-workers will do the same - you too, dearie! emoticon

I hope you'll enjoy the next couple of days before you report to the new job. May it be all you desire and more. Keep on keeping on. Peace and blessings, Kita

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MRSGOFARR 7/29/2009 10:29AM

    Yeah its hard when people get layed off. Its like you will miss them but the anticipation of them leaving is hard enough. like a bad break up just waiting for the day. Pray for them and do know their is a purpose for us all and trust they will find theirs.

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God is ALWAYS on time.....

Monday, July 27, 2009

As I have been blogging the past couple of months, tomorrow is suppose to be my last day with my company...my department has been laid off and I was settled with the fact that my time here was up...

Well apparently God had different plans because I found out Friday (when I was off) that a job offer had been submitted for me within the company...I spoke to the guy 2 weeks ago but hadn't heard from him since so I had NO CLUE that I was really being considered for the job..

In some aspects, I was a little upset that this was going on without my knowledge...what if I had made plans to move out of town or go to school full time, etc.? What if I had already planned/spent my severance package (which I had planned and arranged to pay some stuff off)? A lot of things could have changed since I spoke with him 2 weeks ago and a courtesy call would have been nice.....

BUT, I was told to look at the fact that I wasn't moving and that whatever arrangements I made could be altered....I still have health insurance, steady income, etc. and don't have the stress about looking for new employment...so while I am GLAD and RELIEVED, I am not 1000% giddy....hope that makes sense...lol



On to other topics...it is raining today and probably will be worse when I get off this afternoon...not sure if I am going to class tonight at the gym because I know traffic will be horrible..we'll see...if I don't go, I will do the ole Shred and probably some Spark exercise videos to make up for it...

I am very ready to go home...everyone at work is cleaning out their desks and I can't help but feel sad about them not finding anything with the company...a lot of them have been here less time than I have so their severance won't be as much as mine would have been...I pray that they find something soon so they won't be stressing and having a hard time financially, etc....these are those bittersweet moments that we experience in life, right?

I do know that with my new job, my hours will be 8-5 so I'll have to adjust my gym schedule...it won't be pretty to say the least....oh well....as long as I GO to the gym, right??



Today's model is Mary J. Blige...she is a real style chameleon and I love her for that!!! She has gone through a lot but it has been good watching her grow into the diva she is....we should all learn that life gives us hard patches but we can either be bruised/hurt by them or we can let the abrasiveness buff us up so we can SHINE!!!

TTYL

  
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JACKJACK91 7/28/2009 9:25AM

    Praise The Lord, God is so Good! emoticon so glad we're not losing you! emoticon

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SJACQUITA 7/27/2009 6:55PM

    I am so glad for you!!! I have a very good friend who was tenured - had 11 years with his employer; however, he was terminated back in May and received a nice severance. He was able to pay off some things and live comfortably for a about a month, but now - he's having some financial difficulties and even needs to go to the doctor (he has kidney stones), but he doesn't have health insurance right now. Plus, he's afraid of going to the doctor as he believes it will create more bills and he just can't afford to add on anything else. Everybody he has interviewed with tells him "We'll get back to you" and, as of today, he's still waiting to hear from them. He calls them and keeps looking, but he is getting weary and worried. I try telling him to keep the faith and that his breakthrough will be soon, but I know he has to be thinking "easy for you to say - you're working", well, that's what his facial expression tells me. He's a believer and knows God has him in HIS care; we know a breakthrough is on the way... Yeah, they could have at least given you some notice, but, darlin' be ever so grateful that God has this worked out for you. You're right - God is ALWAYS on time and God is SO GOOD!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Peace and blessings, Kita
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DEDICATED2ME 7/27/2009 5:50PM

    I'm glad for you. Yes, you did have to adjust to the news but it is a blessing. God has plans for us. Just as His eye is on the sparrow. :)

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GONABFIT 7/27/2009 4:21PM

    God is truly amazing and even when we don't know WHY he does what he does... it is ALWAYS necessary! :-D

** I love your model pictures! Mary is in great shape!

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JUSTJEWEL32 7/27/2009 4:17PM

    Glory be to God his a all mercyful. Congratulations.

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XAVTAY 7/27/2009 3:52PM

    To God be the Glory! I am grateful that God was working behind the seams even when it seemed like the end was there for you. God works like that and I am happy that God has allowed you to stay with your employer.
He is worthy of all our praise and I am praising God both with and for you.

Many Blessings

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CRAWLEY87 7/27/2009 3:18PM

    That just like our Father, He always has our back!!!!!! emoticon

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GEEOHDEESGIRL 7/27/2009 2:35PM

    I have to tell you that every time I see/hear "God is good" I start crackin' up now, b/c a guest pastor spoke this past Sunday & he kept saying..."God is good doesn't sound right. Chicken is good, BUT God is better than that. God is great!" LMHO - Girl, don't you know I HAD to get some chicken yesterday b/c he kept speakin' those same words & I was like...DANG...chicken IS good! LMHO!

Anyway, I'm thankful that you don't have to worry about not having a job and all. I'm learning to that the what if's don't matter. What matters is the IT IS. Did that make sense? LMHO! I say that b/c I'm the queen of sayin' - "well, what if it were this way", to which my friend always replies..."BUT it's NOT that way...it's THIS way." Anyway....be thankful, girl. God's got your back & I'd been remembering you in prayers, so I'm happy. :-)

Serious pics of MJB, by the way. I'm not like a super huge fan, BUT what I do like about her body is...for her build..she's NOT necessarily a stick...she's got some curves...she's still skinny (BLAH!) LMHO - but she's not a stick. That's kewl.

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CHYNADOLL13 7/27/2009 2:08PM

    Yes, God is good!!! My motto is: worry about nothing; pray about everything. Instead of complaining about what would have, could have, or should have been, take the time to say "Thank you God" because we must always keep an attitude of gratitude.

Remember, to whom much is given, much is required. When God sees that you are please with what He has done...then He'll bless you to obtain all the rest.

Be blessed,
Peace!
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MRSGOFARR 7/27/2009 1:48PM

    Congrats on staying employed. Be thankful girlfriend. Unemployment is 9.5% highest its been in 26 years. Someone is looking out for you!

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TERRI77 7/27/2009 1:34PM

    And God is Good all the time.

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Sunday evening....

Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's raining....and I am sooooooo glad to see it...

We need it...it has been extremely hot and dry and the lawns need it badly!!!

It also has cooled it down some and for that I can't complain....

I hope it is raining when I get in the bed....it will make for a more restful sleep!!!!

TTYL

  


Determination!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


That's alI have to say about that(dayum he is fine!)


Enjoy your weekend!

TTYL

  
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MRSGOFARR 7/26/2009 12:30PM

    ouch!

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LILSHINE 7/25/2009 6:54PM

    OMG!!!!

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