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Celebrate loving you on Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Today is the start of February. I know. Not the biggest shock.

In 14 days, it WILL be Valentine's Day.

Some will be down for no other reason than they do not have an significant other. My boyfriend and I recently broke up and I REFUSE to be sad on that day... not that I am really "sad" that we broke up. It was mutual, bhah, bhah, bhah!

Anywho, I have decided to be my own Valentine.

When we celebrate Velentine's Day, we are supposed to celebrate that love for that other person. Well, I am going to celebrate loving ME with ALL my flaws!

Every time I look at my flowers (the ones I am going to get me), I will know I appreciate me and I am amazing! What a great reminder for that week!

Who's with me? Who's gonna celebrate loving themselves on Valentine's Day?

  
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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 2/4/2011 7:35AM

    I like that idea. I'm going to mull it over.

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ANEPANALIPTI 2/4/2011 5:45AM

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NAMSMOMMY 2/1/2011 10:28PM

    I completely agree with SHERYLDS. You don't want to look at yourself and see the "flaws" even if you are embracing them. See them as your character that you are developing. =) Happy Valentines Day to you!

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LIQUEURLADY 2/1/2011 4:29PM

    Great idea!

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ANNE7X7 2/1/2011 3:57PM

    This is SO awesome! We must love ourselves, first and foremost! Happy Valentine's day to you and your valentine emoticon

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SHERYLDS 2/1/2011 3:47PM

    Savannah ... you don't HAVE flaws...you have character
And it's beautiful thru and thru

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/1/2011 1:58PM

    Absolutely right! We need to celebrate ourselves, whether we're in a relationship or not. If we don't love ourselves, how can we love anyone else, anyway?

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MEANO124 2/1/2011 1:50PM

    I'm totally with you!!! Now that doesn't get my husband off the hook lol but we should all love ourselves and celebrate the beauty of each and every one of us! I love that you are going to buy yourself flowers! We should all learn from your example! Sorry about the break up but congrats on being wonderful, strong, empowering YOU!
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What a week!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

What a week!

Here are the bulletin points!

Started classes on Monday.
Laptop died on Monday.
Phone was turned back on Tuesday.
Still sick with a cold/horrid cough.
Went to the doctor and got antibodies.
Failed a quiz... oops. But, I don't think it counts toward my grade.
Got another mass email from work about how we spend our time during our shift
Finally got SOME books on Thursday
Someone that sexual harrassed me in the past, did something else
My BF and I broke up on Saturday before work. (Please no condolences. It was mutual.)
Bought my very first Mac last night!
Ran for 10-15 minutes solid - first time in like a week and half - Woohoo!

Weeks like this, I realize stress is all relative.

Any of these things could seriously stressed me out but like I was used to it. In fact, my depression is triggered by stress. More and more, I have noticed that it is triggered when it is not elleviated. Like in cases of personal stress in where I do not let it go or when I am overwhelmed with my schedule. When the last one happens, I tend to shut down and don't do anything.

Now, onto the next week...
I get my scale back from Nick on Tuesday - it's the first of the month and get to weigh in after no weigh ins from MY scale!
1 1/2 hour private session learning kettlebells with a PT
Running with a friend
Test in A&P sometime - not sure when
Quiz on Friday - hopefully I can do better
Visiting my family for the weekend, maybe.

Okay, I think I am ready for this week more than I was last week... but, I said that last week, too! emoticon

Have a good one! emoticon

  
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LIV2SSKI 1/31/2011 9:24PM

    emoticon Go get 'em this week!!

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CANLOSE81 1/31/2011 7:42PM

    whoa!
working out with the PT & SOLID running!?
AMAZING!
Sounds like THIS will be a good week
(minus the snow)
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PATRICIAANN46 1/31/2011 3:30PM

  Oh, how that brings back memories of just how crazy and stressful college life can be. It sounds like you are handling things well. Compared to last year at this time, I would guess that you are putting what you have learned to use and finding it somewhat easier to cope. At least, I hope that is the case.......... emoticon

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HANNAHV 1/31/2011 6:37AM

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SOUNDANDVISION 1/31/2011 3:13AM

    wowza! intense week. you are superwomen! i hope you are finding a moment somewhere to relax and destress!

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LIQUEURLADY 1/30/2011 9:03PM

    Good going! You'll do great this week! emoticon

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VPOPPY01 1/30/2011 7:37PM

    Holy cow! What a week! Rest up tonight! I hope this week is better! emoticon

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JUSTBIRDY 1/30/2011 5:40PM

    Oh my! That IS quite a week!

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Decision on sabbitical, February goals and tiny update!

Friday, January 28, 2011

What I decided to do about my sabbitical is to not take one. Basically, I unsubscribed to my automatic emails and am having people take over my leadership positions. I hope I can still keep up with my friends and their blogs. I really enjoy this blog business... writing and reading.

In other news, I think I already know my February goals.

Run 3x/week - Focus on HM training
Kettlebells 4x/month - Focus on toning rather weight loss

Oh by the well, I am finding that on Mondays and Wednesday I am climbing a flight of stairs (up and down) about five times a day. Lately, I have been feeling it in my calfs and butt!

Hope all is well! emoticon

  
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CANLOSE81 1/31/2011 7:46PM

    I'm with you on this!
(but for me it'll be general strength & core training as opposed to kettle bells...)
I'm just not quite coordinated enough to tackle those just yet!!

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/30/2011 9:41AM

    When is your HM?? What plan are you following? :)

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LIV2SSKI 1/29/2011 10:51PM

    I'm glad you decided to just limit your time on SP instead of going on sabbatical. Your schedule sound crazy busy! I had a crazy schedule like that for fall. I basically logged in and tracked water and fruits/veggies. I didn't have much time for anything else. Good luck this semester!! emoticon

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OHBANANAS 1/28/2011 10:28PM

    So, I don't come on sparkpeople that much anymore (I'm trying, really!) but I've put a couple of pounds back on so I really need to get back on track. Are you still at UWS? If so, we should work out together some time!

-Shanda

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Sparkpeople Sabbatical?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lately, I have been giving thought about committing to Sparkpeople less. Now, before I go any further, I LOVE Sparkpeople. emoticon

I do not want to leave. (I know no one is kicking me out.) But, it takes alot of my time up. I am very active on the boards including my two teams that I am a leader of. I feel like I made friends here and I am on here more for support than losing weight.

I don't really log my food or my exercise anymore. Mind you, I did not go back to my old habits. I still follow but I have been counting calories for the last two years, I kinda know if I am in range or not. The only time I track my fitness is when I am in competition with a sparkfriend for more minutes.

With that said, I will be working 30 hours a week, full-time college, playing intramurals and training for a Half Marathon. To say the least, I have a full plate.

This is where I turn to you all for advice.

What should I do? Go on a Sparkpeople sabbatical and stay kinda invisible?

  
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HANNAHV 1/31/2011 1:31AM

    Difficult one, the thing is to maintain a good balance...good luck juggling time emoticon emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/30/2011 9:42AM

    I'm glad you're not sabbaticalling. I felt the same way for a bit till i realized that i don't have to be on here 24/7, but it is something i will always be doing just because of the support and how ingrained it is in my life!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/27/2011 6:01PM

    Limit your Spark Time. See how that goes. You're right to prioritize your time. You know where we are! Hugs.

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WOMANCHEF 1/27/2011 7:34AM

    I put time limits on my Sparking. I only allow one half hour per day. My life is way too busy for more than that. Just pick out what is most important - catching up with people, team message boards, reading blogs or tracking. There is no way to do it all. emoticon

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KAKIPOPUP 1/27/2011 3:03AM

    I have to limit my spark time, especially during the week - I use it as a reward for doing things that I don't want to do (but have to) -

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VICIOUS421 1/26/2011 10:59PM

    We all reach this point in our Spark lives. You have to decide what you feel like is the right thing for you. I take 1 to 2 Spark breaks a year.
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JOAN_HEO 1/26/2011 7:56PM

    What??? You may leave? That would make me sad! =( Wh would I text?

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PURPLESPEDCOW 1/26/2011 7:23PM

    Only you can choose your priorities.

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JUSTBIRDY 1/26/2011 7:16PM

    Stay, be visible, but put some limits on your time and tasks. Do you have co-leaders? If not, and others don't step up, maybe it is time to let the teams die. People get busy all the time, so we understand. emoticon or then again, not do it!

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My First Day of Classes

Monday, January 24, 2011

I am totally stressed... and it is only the first day of classes.

It started last week, Thursday, when I found out my phone was shut off due to not paying my bill. Yup, I am not perfect. Basically, I was going to pay it to current as soon as I got my refund from financial aid.

THAN...
I was getting my refund than I figured out that they were sending it to my old account from when my wallet got stolen. I called the bank, on the work phone (remember I have no phone), and they are supposed to bounce it to my new account. I have yet to see it.

THAN...
I babysit two boys, ages 5 and 7. It was fine. Kinda relaxing to get away from everything. I got paid in check form so it won't be applied to my bank account until tomorrow or Wednesday. So, this means I still won't have a phone.

THAN...
This morning I tried to turn on my laptop. Nothing. I just got back from bringing it in, for the four time in like the last couple years, and they will probably deem it as a lemon. This means I will get money for my new computer which I will put towards a new mac. If you have a mac, do you like it? Any issues between macs and PCs?

I went with my BF, who is going for network specialist, and vented a bit about my frustration. I made the mistake of saying I don't trust PCs because they suck. He said it's because I buy crappy computers.

Okay. Let's stop right there. I am not stupid about computers. I did go for Visual Communications Technology which is graphic design and web design. Anywho, I am not too happy.

THAN... if this isn't enough, today I dealt with...
-Not being able to buy textbooks because I don't have my refund yet.
-Being neauseus from being so stressed out
-Class from 8-12, 1-2
-Work from 3-7
-Friend situations
a. Tired of friend leaning on his health issues (long story)
b. A friend's friend being cocky about a hard class. He thinks it will be "easy".
c. Just tired.

Anyhow, I needed to get it out with someone that is supportive. Whenever I said to my BF I had a long day, he's like I am there with ya. Yes, you had a 10 hour day... but no, I kinda just wanted to someone to listen to me.

So, here I am.

And, even though I want to binge on the chocolates I got, I know I won't. It won't make things better. If anything, worse.

Tomorrow, I have badminton, emoticon, another class, counselor, than work from 3-10! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

  
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JOAN_HEO 1/26/2011 8:06PM

    That made me tired just reading it!!! Good grief! I hope you have some of your finances straightened out by now. I know that, "I'm being pulled in a million directions!" thing. It's tiring! (((Hugs)))

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LIV2SSKI 1/26/2011 3:41PM

    I understand you frustrations. Sounds like the beginning of my fall semester. Take a deep breath and focus on the things you can do something about. It's the only thing that helped me through the fall. You can and will get through it.
Hope today is better. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 1/25/2011 10:33PM

  Take a deep breath...............now another one...............one more.
OK..........once the money comes in, everything should fall into place. The first week or two of classes is always the most stressful. If the stress doesn't go away, you may have to cut something out of your busy schedule, or you are going to burn out or get sick or both. Your schedule is so tight right now, that I don't see any Savannah-time. Don't forget how good that feels.
You can always vent to us. We get it. emoticon

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NAMSMOMMY 1/25/2011 10:27PM

    Here is to hoping your day improved. Just remember, there are some things we can control, others we can't. Just take a step back and make a list of the things you are thankful for. You will see just how blessed you are. HUGS!

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MSJULES01 1/25/2011 3:40PM

    Hang in there it will get better.
As for not having a phone look how peaceful and quiet it is.

You can always come here to vent. We are all here to help one another along the journey.
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CASSCAMP 1/25/2011 9:40AM

    Girl just relax. Sometimes it seems as though everything goes wrong at the same time and we stress ourselves out. Just take things one step at a time. Don't stress about what we can't control. And in the end it will work itself out i promise! hugs!

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SHERYLDS 1/25/2011 6:37AM

    Your stressing out about the $$ and the phone. It will work itself out. Take deep breaths.

As for your BF comment, about the PC.... When it comes to computers APPLE is the star in the technology world right now.

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