Saturday, March 30, 2013
Three weeks ago or so, a Sparkfriend asked me to post pictures when I got my last bling for hitting my weight loss target. So when I passed 210 lbs, I got the following:
I got this one to remind me of how awesome and cool and I am. If you're not reminding yourself daily of your own awesomeness, then you really need to start, ASAP. I cannot stress enough how critical it is to treat one's self kindly everyday. When I started accepting myself and appreciating myself regardless of where I was in my weight loss journey, thats when I began to really see change. It truly does begin from within, I think.
This t-shirt represents the personal journey I've taken with my hair and learning to embrace it in its naturally curly state. It's from the website www.naturalgirlsrock.com/ whose mission statement says:
"What makes us unique is that we have an absolute genuine interest in women feeling proud to rock their natural hair in its natural God-given state; to never feel ashamed, embarrassed, or less attractive than anyone else because of the texture of your hair. It doesn't matter how long, short, thick, thin, kinky, curly, or coiley you hair is, its' what God gave you.....so, ROCK IT!"
My natural hair journey has paralleled that of my weight loss journey and has not been without its own pitfalls, ups and downs. I have finally gotten to a place where I can accept my curls regardless of whether I'm having a good hair day or my curly tresses have decided to do their own thing. But they're mine and I have learned to embrace them, even at their most unruly.
So now I'm 6lbs from hitting the 200lb-mark and it will soon be time for another piece bling so I thought I would preview it here for my Sparkfriends, cuz believe me I'm--NOT going back:
Well, I think that's pretty much it for now. Hope you are all having a Sparktastic day!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
SO...um, yeah, its 12:30 o'clock and my stomach is growling a little bit. Normally, I would have been asleep long ago but after talking to my sister and a good friend on the phone, I found myself awake after midnight.
I totally could have fixed myself a healthy snack and stayed with my caloric range but I decided my hunger was not so out of control that a glass of water couldn't fix it. So thats what I did--had a glass of H2O and called it a night.
Friday, February 22, 2013
While things certainly aren't perfect, they could definitely be much, much worse. I haven't reached my goal weight yet, in fact I still have quite a ways to go. HowEVER, I AM on the right path, enjoying the journey, living in the moment, paying close attention to the little things and remembering to be grateful for today cuz tomorrow really IS promised to no one.
The following songs have been in heavy rotation in my car and when I'm at the gym primarily because they seem to encapsulate my overall mood lately. Positivity is the name of the game folks--and there's no time like the present. If we continually wait for life--to reach the right weight or the right time or the right someone else, well, we might find ourselves waiting a long time. Why not manufacture it ourselves and then spread it around?
(This last one is especially important to me...the lyrics say it all. Makes me so happy that it brings me to tears--of joy. )
I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
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