25,000-29,999 SparkPoints
TERESANAVARRO's Recent Blog Entries

What ever happened to being polite?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I think that sometimes there is a better way to let someone know that maybe they didn't make the best choice...Instead of "that's really ugly" maybe something like, "I like you better in purple" Instead of "what did you do to your hair, it's awful" maybe "I like the hairstyle you wore at last week's barbecue" Instead of "that was really bad - don't ever make it again" maybe "I prefer your peach cobbler"

People will still understand what you mean and know that you don't want to hurt their feelings.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FITMOMMY18 9/22/2012 1:05PM

    Yep. So true.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLPURNELL 5/17/2012 10:34AM

    Politeness is a lost art nowadays

Report Inappropriate Comment
CELEST 5/17/2012 8:57AM

    I am so with you on this one. I think that people feel bad about themselves and so they put others down to make themselves feel better. Im a great believer in politeness. You can be straight, but polite. We live in general in a rude, rushed and vulgar society. My dad used say about slang and swearing...."I sent you to school and your education should have covered learning to speak properly." So true dad.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CECE0330 5/16/2012 3:23PM

    Some people, like my husband, just lack the proper filter. It's like he can't process prior to opening his mouth. I can't tell you how many times he's stuck his foot in it! He always feel bad after, but it's just how he is.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BENNYTINNY 5/16/2012 2:32PM

    Teresa, There's an art to it, and unless you're thoughtful enough to pay attention it's not learned easily. Once while out with my wife at an expensive restaurant I ordered a steak. When asked by the well dressed waiter how I wanted that steak cooked, I replied "well done". The look of horror on his face accompanied his response, "Sir, I assure you that we have an superb selection of meat here". I realized my faux pas and quickly said, "I'll have that cooked medium". "Excellent choice, sir", he said approvingly. I was taken by his unwillingness to embarrass me. Benny

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUE42DOWN 5/16/2012 2:05PM

    I think that's where the old saying "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" comes in.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RHEYNKLW 5/16/2012 1:13PM

    I agree 100%. Some people just don't get that most of us don't respond well to being insulted or shamed.

Report Inappropriate Comment

American River Parkway Half Marathon Race Report

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Well, this story starts last Saturday, when my daughters and I went hiking. Without sunscreen. So today, race morning, I was still feeling a little tight and sore from the sunburn. But I woke up right on time and got there early to pick up my packet. This year I started out right, but it was thanks to the traffic jam back at the 12 + minute group. That was okay because I needed to slow down. I set my Forerunner for a 8 min run, 2 min walk and ran the first 28 minutes. Got 2 miles done in about 23 minutes. I'm wondering if maybe a quarter marathon is more my style, because my right hip and left front of the ankle were complaining starting around mile 8. Long story short - new PR, baby! Last year's race took me 3 hours 10 minutes. This year I shaved off 21 minutes! Next year, who knows - I might come in at 2:30! I'm sure I could if they would just hold the race at night - I do NOT like to run for fun in the hot, hot sun like some Dr. Seuss characters you might be familiar with.
The only weird thing was that all the muscles in my lower left leg seized up as I was starting to drive home. Wouldn't you know my car is a stick shift. I thought I was going to have to call a couple of my kids to come drive me home, but I sweet-talked my muscles into relaxing and made it home safe and sound.
Next race - a moonlight 10K in Davis, CA July 14. And finally, the Big Sur marathon Sep 29. I think I must be crazy to attempt that, and I will probably only do one more race after that this year. I like to do a 5K around Thanksgiving. Listen to me - I sound like a real runner!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

2BOYSANDAGIRL 5/8/2012 3:33AM

    That's awesome that you took off 21 minutes from your previous half!!! You go girl!!!! I am doing my third Half in November hoping to take off 24mins. I thought maybe I was going for to much but then I read yours and thought it is possible to do. Thank you!!!! And yes, perhaps we are all starting to sound like real runners!! :-) Greatest of Luck to You!!!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/8/2012 3:34:22 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
PACOISAWESOME 4/28/2012 8:19PM

    Yay you! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUE42DOWN 4/28/2012 5:58PM

    Do you usually do a cooldown walk and stretching after the races?

emoticon What do you mean you "sound like a real runner"? From my perspective, you most definitely are!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JEREMY723 4/28/2012 4:51PM

    Great for you! Glad you enjoyed it and made it home safe and sound:)

Report Inappropriate Comment

I hope it isn't true!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

I've heard that you lose weight from the top down. If that's true, with all the starts and stops, I probably have a tiny head on top of a very large and lumpy body!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BLUE42DOWN 4/6/2012 2:31AM


I'd never heard that one before. On the other hand, I have heard that we never lose weight in the spots we want to lose it.

Report Inappropriate Comment

It turns out I needed outside motivation

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I did really well last summer - until right around Thanksgiving. The holidays sometimes make me blue...
Anyway, I quit tracking my food - Big Mistake!
And I really slacked on my running - another mistake
And I started to gain weight back
Our training group that had made it through a half-marathon last April (50 women) went out on their own - there were no Saturday morning runs and the training schedule was really light. I was on my own!!
So I blew it.
But I didn't forget SparkPeople even when I didn't logon every day. One day I saw a blog from a woman my age who had lost over a hundred pounds in just over a year. Her progress was steady and I was VERY impressed. I thought, "that could have been me" then I thought "it still could"
So now I have been back with dedication for the past few weeks and I really have to stick to it because I signed up for a full marathon at the end of September. A trail marathon! Crazy, right?? But it was the goal from the beginning. I feel great. I'm sticking to my exercise (including the strength training which I do in the privacy of my own room because, face it, it's not pretty) and tracking all my food. I'm committed to documenting everything - even the things that show me in a less than positive light - because I'm holding myself accountable. I want results and I think I know the way to get them.
Anyway, here is me today

(Please excuse the mess. I am archiving some old documents today.)
I intend to continue the documentation monthly until I reach my goal. See you at the end of April!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

2DANCEAGAIN 3/30/2012 12:56PM

    Congrats for doing what you need to do. Thats a great goal!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANDEFILLE 3/29/2012 2:35PM

    Good for you! Personnaly, I had been good all summer with my training. Not long after the 10km race i slowly stopped. SO now I have registered for a half-marathon and a Warrior Dash to make sure I train regulary. It seems the best for me to stick with training. I want to make sure I will do what I have commited to!

Report Inappropriate Comment

There's a girlish figure under there...

Monday, September 19, 2011

So I get out of my car and start walking toward the grocery store to buy the ingredients for Chef Meg's Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole (which is really good, by the way) and look down at my shadow. Is that really me?? I have curves in places they're actually supposed to be! A waist!! Who knew? At 167 pounds, I haven't reached my goal yet, but when I do, my silhouette will beautiful. I am enjoying the journey, but I can't wait til I also get to see final results!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TEENY_BIKINI 12/15/2011 3:29PM

    I love these stories. I just do!


Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANDEFILLE 9/20/2011 2:17PM

    Its great that you can notice it! I see it a lot in how I feel. But I also like the fact that I have a waist


Report Inappropriate Comment

    Isn't it wonderful when you suddenly realize that all the hard work is paying off and you are looking healthy and sexy. What a high! Good for you! It is exciting when you notice the results!

Keep workin' it and you will reach your goal before you know it!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

1 2 3 4 Last Page