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Nutrition Course and Today's Fitness Reflection

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The last few weeks have been a bit crazy, to say the least. Just yesterday I had finals, than my half marathon. Now, I am in the thous of summer school.

I am taking three summer classes - one is from now to August while the other two are four weeks long starting this week. What was I thinking signing up for THREE three-level classes?!! Oh, did I mention I will still be working part-time?! Well, the two 4-week classes should be hard but interesting... exercise physiology and nutrition.

For my nutrition class, we gotta keep track of our food for seven days. I got this. Right? Um, I decided to start today. Apparently, so far, I have ate like 2500 calories. emoticon Honestly, I will have more later. I quit counting calories because I always feel like a failure for going over. I have problems with trying to be perfect. When I do not track, I am happier because I eat when I am hungry. If this means I eat more than I should everyday, I am okay with this. My body is not calculator.

Mind you, I exercised like crazy today. Seriously! Look at this crazy list!

-Walked to campus and back. (1.11 miles)
-Walked to the grocery store and back (2.65 miles)
-Ran for 30 minutes
-Biked for 20 minutes
-Went for a walk around the neighborhood (2 miles)

You see I was anxious and was trying to work something out. I used to work out for calories burned but now I work out for me. This means I work out to feel good about me whether this is to work out something emotionally, like today, or to feel strong, like when I run.

You know that is one thing I do not like about Sparkpeople. Basically, it says you are a failure with your calories if you go over but you can be a rock star if you exercise a bunch. I really wish it calculated daily what your range should be according to your activity. I am sorry but I have a hard time believing I am not a rockstar because I ate more today. You see, there is no doubt in my mind that my body needed those calories. So, what do I say to that little calorie calculator? Well.. it's not Sparkpeople appropriate, lol.

Anywho....
I will be counting my calories for the next SEVEN days... than back to happy-land where I do not know my calories nor do I want to. I want to enjoy life and learn how to eat with the correct portions. In other words, I am ready for the training wheels to stay off.

  
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STITCHINGNAN 6/17/2011 3:23AM

    I read a blog recently about becoming obcessed with NUMBERS. Calories exercise minutes, weight numbers! I dont want that either. I think its best to listen to our bodies and nor get stressed over numbers. Your body isn't a calculater We can be doing other things instead of sat counting numbers Go for it. Ree

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CIVIAV 6/14/2011 10:04PM

    But it does adjust for your calorie expenditure. If you go to the start page under exercise there's a place to change your goal. When you click on that you'll get another page. At the bottom of that page is a place to enter how many calories you burn each week. Mine is now over 3500 a week and it upped my calorie intake from 1200 - 1550 to 1400 - 1850 or something like that. The more you burn, the more your limit is.

This is only if you want to track mind you. Sounds like you are doing great as is!
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PATRICIAANN46 6/14/2011 8:25PM

  I really feel that it is YOUR LIFESTYLE CHANGE and you do what works for YOU......... emoticon

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My First Half Marathon: Priceless!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Race entry: $75
Gas: $81.32
Food: $27.29
Running my first half marathon: Priceless!

It really was priceless!

On Friday, I was upset emotionally. My dad informed me that he is going to try to make it. So, this means pretty much that everyone in my family was going to be there but my mom! She says she has knee problems but I feel it's more about being embarrassed about her health. (That is another blog for another time!) So, I cried. I moped. I had a pity party.

Than, the next day, I slept in until 10 am, got up and packed. Boy, did the nerves hit me than! It is amazing I didn't forget something. I was so scatterbrained, trying to go 10 different directions. Before I knew it, my friend and I were on the road!

This is me when we were filling up to leave town!


My friend, Lori, is from the Twin Cities and can navigate it really well. I was so grateful she was with me for packet picket up! That went really smoothly. I was surprised I didn't have to stand in line, like at all.

Here is a photo of my shirt and chip!


That evening went by SO fast! Before I knew it was midnight! emoticon

Nothing is more motivating than having a dream about oversleeping and seeing the race on the news right before your alarm goes off! My friend decided to ride in with my family so she could sleep in. Because of that, I was really nervous I was going to get lost so I left my sisters by 4:30 am! Yup, that means I got like FOUR hours of sleep, lol.

It was easy to find a parking spot. Maybe because I got there at like 5:50 am so there weren't very many people around.

My aunt and I met up. Her friends took a picture of us. I can't wait to get that photo! It was my aunt's first full marathon and she was nervous. It was strange I found myself calming her and telling her that she did her training and her training would carry her through. We split after our last bathroom break to line up in our respective corral. I lined up in the slowest corral, the walkers. I figured I can go past someone but I really do not want to slow anyone else or get ran down, literally.

I brought my Ipod but I wasn't sure if I was going to use it. In the past, when I did 5Ks, I would start with it than never use it because I like listening to the chatter of runners. ALOT of people used their Ipods. In the first couple miles, when I had no one to talk to, I wondered if I should put it in.

Than, I found this gal to run with. And, we decided to run together. She ran a bit slower than me but I figured that was okay so I pace myself. During training, my longest run was 8 miles. This means I had 4 miles to make up during the race. I was worried about it. In the first few miles, it was good. But around mile 8 (or before), I should have ditched her. She complained alot. For example, she was like where is mile 7, when we just passed mile 6 five minutes before. I thought she would eventually enjoy the race. That is why I was there. But, she never really did. Also, she would run 1/4 mile, than walk 1/4 mile. Towards the end of the race, it drove me crazy and I should have moved on but felt like it would be rude. Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

Oh well. I now know. We talked about racing together again because we live in the same area, basically. I think if we did. I would run the first 5 or 6 miles so I'd pace myself at the beginning of the race than I could let my legs do their thing. Something they just want to go. In those instances, I can relate to a horse, lol!

Before the last mile, I asked if it would be okay if I left her to sprint the finish line so I did. It was AMAZING!

As my legs climbed that big hill at the end, I told myself nothing worth having is easy because well, it easiest. I walked a bit. Than, I started running. As I was climbing the hill and wanting to walk, a guy said, "You can rest when you are done."

Than, I saw my family and my friend with her sign she made me cheering me on. You better believe I gave it my all. As I was finishing strong, my family cheering me on, I had the crowds saying things like, "Thatta girl, finish strong!"

Here are some more photos of my family and I.

This is a photo of my niece and nephew holding the sign my friend, Lori, made me!


Sprinting toward where my family was standing.


There I go!


With my flowers my family got me! AWWW!


With my medal!


My friend, Lori and I!


Family photo!


Afterwards, we went to Noodles and Company! YUM!

Than, I drove back to my sisters, and went over to my Grandma's to thank her for the card and money she gave me. We were talking and I am going to give her my past 5K shirts that are too big for me. She is turning them into a memory quilt! emoticon So excited!

Than, I went back, packed up, and drove the 3 hours back home. I finally went to bed around 11 am. It felt amazing to wake up around 10ish today! emoticon

It was really an amazing experience! If I never run another mile in my life or run another half marathon, I still have this memory.

But, I will.

It was like celebrating me over and over yesterday. It was really awesome! I think that is another part I really enjoyed. When I talked to my mom on the phone yesterday, she said she was proud of me like twice. That is the first time I ever remember hearing that.

Anyhow, the most brutal part was the training. Staying committed and focused. Running the race was the easy part, lol. Now for my next race, I can relax a bit and enjoy training.

Strangely, I am not that sore. My one hip is a little bit but nothing too crazy. I was concerned about that. So, I am still waiting for it, lol.

Well, I am off to send off my Thank You notes to my family!

  
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ANEPANALIPTI 6/16/2011 6:11PM

    SO PROUD of uuuuuuuuuuu

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JENNA-P 6/14/2011 2:11PM

    Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment!!!! You have so much to be proud of! You have definitely inspired me!

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PARTICLEGIRL22 6/14/2011 2:02PM

    WOOHOOO! Way to go! You are such a good person for not ditching that girl. I would have told her to peace out and took off! Congrats on your first half! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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ROOT4HOME 6/11/2011 12:32AM

    Seriously, CONGRATULTIONS SAVANNAH!!!! You're a half marathoner!!!! Loved reading your blog! I'm so proud of you!! I knew you could do it and that strong sprint to the end...priceless!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JULESRULES78 6/10/2011 7:49PM

    Way to go! You did emoticon

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KATYMACK 6/10/2011 12:24PM

    Way to go. Great job.

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LINDAKAY228 6/10/2011 6:20AM

    Way to go!! Thanks for sharing the experience! I walked a half marathon before but not I'm training to actually run one in December. Stories like yours keeps me inspired!

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TEDDYBABE 6/10/2011 6:14AM

    You did it! WAy to go. That is so cool that your family was there to support. That is so special. Congrats on your FIRST HM!

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JLITT62 6/10/2011 5:40AM

    Awesome job! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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CYNTHIAMINUS40 6/10/2011 1:59AM

    That brought tears to my eyes!!! I'm sooo happy for you!! And proud!!!

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CMHARRISON12 6/9/2011 10:35PM

    WOW!! I can FEEL the celebration! You so ROCKED it!!! Great blog, great pics, great run! I'm so happy for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/8/2011 5:58PM

    Awesome job, and great pictures! How wonderful to have all that family support there; how could you NOT have a great race with everyone there?! Way to go!

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ON2VICTORY 6/8/2011 4:50PM

    seriously awesome! way to go CM! great pics and it is so encouraging to see all of the love and family support you had! That is what makes it all special!!

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MCCOURTT 6/7/2011 4:07PM

    Way to go. emoticon There is nothing like that first run, and the best part is your family and friends were there!
(Us too thanks to the Blog emoticon

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SKINNYPANDA2015 6/7/2011 1:06PM

    YAY!!! Congrats on your first Half!!! Great job!

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FUNFROG79 6/7/2011 12:07PM

    Congrats! How fantastic and you should be proud! I love Noodles and Company too! emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 6/7/2011 8:59AM

    You just ROCK!!! I am just in AWE!!! Look how far you have come!!! I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You look FANTASTIC!! AWESOME and AMAZING don't even start to describe you!!! Thank you for sharing this blog. Love that smile on your face!! WOW, that is all I can say. WOW!

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MADE-FOR-MORE 6/7/2011 7:23AM

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WOMANCHEF 6/7/2011 6:54AM

    Congratulations!!!! You are amazing.

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HANNAHV 6/7/2011 6:05AM

    emoticon emoticonso very proud of you! no stopping you now emoticon

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SHRINKINGSHERI 6/7/2011 5:32AM

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What an amazing milestone to your journey.

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CHICAGOHEALTHY 6/7/2011 12:22AM

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emoticon on finishing you 1st Half Marathon. What an accomplishment. I love your re-cap of the run, as if I was there. What wonderful family support you had on the day, and it's so special that your Grandma is making memory guilt for you. Relish in your victory!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/6/2011 9:43PM

    How Awesome!

Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with us!!

Loved the pictures!!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/6/2011 9:35PM

  Oh Savannah............
If you hadn't written one word in your blog and had just shown us your pictures, we could have filled in the narrative ourselves. YOUR FACE SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!!! My favorite is the very first one where you are filling the car. Just look at that face!!! You look like a child on Christmas morning.........pure joy and anticipation. That is what I hoped for you......Pure Joy at doing what YOU wanted to do to celebrate your successes. And the frosting on the cake was your family involvement. I am so happy for you.
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MEADSBAY 6/6/2011 9:27PM

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JUSTBIRDY 6/6/2011 9:22PM

    Great!!!!!

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MAGGIE805 6/6/2011 8:35PM

    Congratulations on such an amazing acheivement!!! WTG!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/6/2011 8:04PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Woohoo! What an experience, eh? I know it was awesome to have your family there cheering you on! YOU DID IT!!! You are now a Half Marathoner!!!!

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RHONDALYN10 6/6/2011 7:58PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I have been waiting for your post as I knew your 1st was the day after mine! How exciting!!!

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HALFFAST 6/6/2011 7:37PM

    I am so proud of you! Woohoo! Amazing! emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/6/2011 7:29PM

    emoticonway to go Savannah!!!! I knew you could do it!

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NAPPILICIOUS 6/6/2011 7:26PM

    Good for You emoticon

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PSALM42 6/6/2011 6:46PM

    emoticon I know how you feel- It seriously felt like a high... and an addiction. I think that was all I thought about and dreamed about for a week! Stay on the ball with running. I totally fell off due to several different factors and now running 3 miles is work, and I'm several minutes slower. It's only been 5 weeks, sheesh!

You go girl!

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BSTAKINGACTION 6/6/2011 6:45PM

    Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment. You are so right to be proud! wear that medal and just talk about it to EVERYONE! Well done!

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ACCT1908 6/6/2011 4:41PM

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PURPLE180 6/6/2011 4:30PM

    emoticon emoticon I am so happy for you. Great job.

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CBAILEYC 6/6/2011 4:15PM

    What a great race report! Congrats on your accomplishment! You did great!
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C~

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CIVIAV 6/6/2011 3:28PM

    Woohoo Savannah! Amazing feelings, eh?!

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TAMTAMM 6/6/2011 2:38PM

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Great blog and great run!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/6/2011 2:38PM

    I am sooooooo very proud of you!! Way to go . . . can't tell you how proud I am of you and your accomplishment.

HUGS!!!

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UMUCGRAD 6/6/2011 2:32PM

    FANTASTIC!

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ACTIVEALLISON 6/6/2011 2:22PM

    Congratulations on your first half! It's a great feeling!! emoticon emoticon

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JOAN_HEO 6/6/2011 2:18PM

    I am SOOOOO happy for you!!! Congratulations for turning lemons into lemonade and having a fantastic run!! You rock the house!!! =)))

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/6/2011 1:50PM

    emoticonThat's just wonderful! emoticon

It's really great that you had so much support, too!

Oh, and I LOVE Noodles and Co! Every time I go see my daughter in Chicago, I just have to eat there! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 6/6/2011 1:35PM

    I love the pic where you are holding the medal.
What a great photo. It really shows how much you have accomplished. You look gorgeous. and to hear about the race and your success... priceless.
CONGRATULATIONS !!!

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HEIDISO 6/6/2011 1:28PM

    Great job! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PASTAFARIAN 6/6/2011 1:24PM

    I see why you are tired - because that medal around your neck is freakin' enormous and must weigh a ton. Congrats!

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ERLYWA 6/6/2011 1:18PM

    Wow, girl, GREAT job! I am a ways behind you in that I am currently training for a 10k, but hope to do my 1st half within a year. Your blog totally inspired me!! :) You should be very proud of yourself!

And in the future, don't waste your precious running time/energy with a negative complainer....especially when there are so many positive runners out there to spend your time with! :)

CONGRATULATIONS!!


Erika

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The little things in my life make me the happiest!

Friday, June 03, 2011

The little things in my life make me the happiest!

Today was just amazing overall. I can't touch on everything but I am going to touch on the bases.

emoticon Talked to ON2VICTORY for the first time on the phone today about my race! That was a great energizer! Thanks, Robert!

emoticon I had a great review at work and will be getting more responsibility at work! In fact, I got trained in today so I can do fit evaluations soon.

emoticon I talked to my boss about a potential new program. I suggested a Beginner Runner program. We already have one for teenagers but nothing for our regular members. She loved it. I am to put information together and it sounds like if she likes it, I will be working with the interns. This is so good on so many levels. I will be in charge of a project that is actually internship work but getting paid for it! And, the interns will be helping me!

emoticon A member requested that I do his orientation on the strength training machines. This is not the first member to request me. I do not think this is normal. Usually new members are orientated by whoever are scheduled! I am just that awesome, apparently, tehehe!

emoticon Today the person I was supposed to orientate wanted weight loss tips. Oh, I can do that! We are going to touch base on it when she comes in again for her orientation. She was in jeans and would have felt uncomfortable doing the strength training machines.

emoticon A co-worker asked me tonight if I would want to come to his house and play a game with his wife. I am to bring a friend! I am really looking forward to that!

emoticon A friend of mine is going to go to my race. She making me a sign!!! I've never had a sign! She will also be in charge of my camera (and hers)! Afterwards, my friend and my two sisters (and their families) are going to go to Noodles and Company. I have never gone. And, my sister wanted to. Sure, why not!

Well, all these emoticons have tired me out and now I am pretty exhausted. Time for bed! emoticon

  
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ROBYNLN 6/6/2011 4:03PM

    emoticon Savannah! You did GREAT! Keep it up.

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TAMTAMM 6/5/2011 10:34AM

    Wow look at you....love it! All that positive things going on with you..with your upbeat personality I am not surprise.

Keep on working it girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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VPOPPY01 6/5/2011 8:56AM

    Wow!! What a day! I always love getting good performance reviews, they just make me feel soooo good! Have a great time at your race and kick some marathon butt! Woot woot!

P.S. How have you never been to a noodles and co? That is shocking.

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TLRANEL 6/3/2011 10:49PM

    Great start to the weekend! Have a great time tomorrow and post finish line pics!

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/3/2011 3:09PM

    Lots of good stuff there! Hope the race goes well and you have a blast!!

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ON2VICTORY 6/3/2011 1:14PM

    Hey CM! have a great race tomorrow, dont stress. make a morning plan, lay everything out and enjoy the journey! see you at the finishline! way to go!!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/3/2011 10:22AM

    Fantastic!!! YOU are fantastic!! Glad things were so positive for you. Hope the trend continues today!!

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FREES1 6/3/2011 10:14AM

    some days are blessings! glad you had one of those!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/3/2011 10:02AM

    Wow, what a positive day! That is just FANTASTIC! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUNNER4LIFE08 6/3/2011 9:35AM

    Sounds like a great day! emoticon

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ELLEYKAT 6/3/2011 9:13AM

    Wow! That's a lot of emoticons!! GREAT!! =)

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MEADSBAY 6/3/2011 8:44AM

    These are not really small things, my friend, but seen altogether- YOWZA!
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FUNFROG79 6/3/2011 8:29AM

    Love this positive and fun update!

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CIVIAV 6/3/2011 8:00AM

    Sounds like life is lining up well now. All due of course to the actions you've been taking. Enjoy the race this weekend and keep on having lots of fun!

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SNOWFILLY 6/3/2011 7:36AM

    Good for you!! See? You are emoticon

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PSALM42 6/3/2011 6:26AM

    sounds wonderful! so many blessings in life!

noodle and co is delishious!! and the calorie info is online, I believe.

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SHERYLDS 6/3/2011 6:02AM

    Loved this update.
Nice to hear YOU are finally seeing how absolutely amazing you are. emoticon

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Progress Photo Shoot!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Some people have been asking for a new photo... so here I am at 165!

A special thanks to BEACHGUARD for being such great photographer!







Photos really do help me see my own progress! emoticon

  
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WYOBZM 6/2/2011 3:25PM

    Looking GOOD!!!!!!!!!

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ON2VICTORY 6/2/2011 10:05AM

    way to go, looking FIT!!!!

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ERLYWA 6/2/2011 1:05AM

    Wow! Check out your progress! You inspire me to keep going so that one day I'll have a photo shoot like this :)

Erika

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VPOPPY01 6/1/2011 9:45PM

    Wow!!! That is fantastic!! You look ama....wait for it.....zing! Cant wait to run with you this summer!! Woot!

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SUSIEMT 6/1/2011 10:12AM

    You look awesome! You must be a very fit 160's. You don't look that heavy. Keep it up!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/31/2011 7:49AM

    Wow, girl! You're looking gorgeous!!! You're going to need the WonderWoman "get up" for your next progress photo shoot!!

HUGS! emoticon

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HANNAHV 5/30/2011 3:39AM

    emoticon emoticonyou look fantastic!

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PATRICIAANN46 5/28/2011 10:39PM

  Hi Savannah..........
OMG..........
.look how my little girl has become a little girl...... You look amazing!!!!!!! I am so proud of all that you have accomplished. Where will you be this summer?
Stay in touch.
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ROOT4HOME 5/28/2011 4:14PM

    So happy for you!!! You look great!! emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 5/28/2011 8:31AM

    You are just so Beautiful!!! You are AWESOME!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Love that smile!

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FRECKS96 5/28/2011 7:50AM

    Awesome!!

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BSTAKINGACTION 5/27/2011 9:33PM

    Excellent! You are looking so fit, strong and healthy! Well done!

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CIVIAV 5/27/2011 6:53PM

    WOW!

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REVJVH 5/27/2011 6:36PM

    Dahling, you look mahhhhvelous!

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MOMONTHERUN1 5/27/2011 6:14PM

    LOOKING GOOD!!!! emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 5/27/2011 5:34PM

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/27/2011 5:25PM

    You look awesome!

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SHERYLDS 5/27/2011 5:25PM

    OH SAVANNAH
You look better than ever. UNBELIEVEABLE.
That's what I call a makeover.
Gorgeous. Beautiful. and Strong.
Stand Pround my friend ... you deserve a it.

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MEADSBAY 5/27/2011 4:20PM

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Hellllloooooo, Gorgeous!

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MERULE 5/27/2011 3:18PM

  Beautiful! emoticon

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FREES1 5/27/2011 3:15PM

    looking good - and a great happy smile to go with the new bod!!!
Congratulations

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REMEMBER2BME 5/27/2011 3:15PM

    emoticon and I must say you beam. I just love your smile. It is electric.

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/27/2011 3:14PM

    Looking strong and fierce!

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THANK YOU!!! :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thank you for all the kind, supportive comments and voting for my blog, "That's Not Fair" as a popular post.

There were a few points that people have brought up that I wanted to address.

Many people said she was envious. I completely agree. I understand being jealous. Who can't? We've all been there. With that said, I do not find it is not okay to say snide, hurtful remarks.

The last couple days she has been getting ready for a humanitarian trip in where she will be in east Asia for ten days. I imagine she is stressed. In the days, I hung out with her, I felt like she was more irritable and it made me wonder if she may could have been going through a bipolar flare up.

In addition to jealously, some mentioned talking to her hurtful comment. Now, this is a great idea except she is leaving town for three weeks (she went home for a week to visit family before leaving for Asia). I feel like if I bring it up now, it will add to her stress. If I bring it up when she comes back, I will be making a mountain out of a mole hole. It will be better for all of us if I find a way to let it go. Still working on this.

Others were upset that I was criticizing her for where I once was. I was hurt by her comment. Like I said before, it's her choice to eat what she wants. Yes, I would love to see her eat healthier but it is HER choice. I don't say comments because I feel it is not my place to do so. Also, I remember exactly how it felt to want to lose weight but wasn't in the right place at the time. When we go out, she understands I am getting water and I am getting a salad. Most the time she respects it. It's just other times I feel guilty because I am making her feel guilty.

In the past, we have talked about pop addiction and we have gone for walks together. So, I guess, slowly I am rubbing off on my friends and family.

In addition to all this, some suggested that I should weed my garden. In other words, let it go as a friend. Recently, I have had to do this with a different friend. I am happier. But, this friend I feel she is a good friend. She listens to me whenever I need someone to listen to. I feel she is fairly supportive of my weight loss. In fact, when we went shopping once, I thought I fit into a size 8. Later I found out it was a size 12 - talk about disappointment, lol! Anyhow, she was the first to start the hugging party and to tell the clerk. I tell to shy away to telling people about my weight loss. I guess what I am saying it is not fair to judge her on this one mishap. No one is perfect. I think sometimes I seem to have SO much fun losing weight, working out and eating right that she doesn't see my struggles.

So, with all this said, please know she is a good friend and I wrote in anger and hurt. We all need a place to vent and for me, Sparkpeople is that place!

Thanks everyone for commenting, and listening. It has really helped me!
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PATRICIAANN46 5/26/2011 2:47PM

  Hi Savannah......
One of the best parts of this site is that we can vent to each other. We are pretty much in the same boat and understand each other quite well. You probably hit it right on the head with your friend possibly being stressed because of all she has going right now. It doesn't excuse a hurtful comment, but if she really is a good friend, you can see what happens after she returns. If she is still hurtful, you can talk to her about it, and go from there.
I wish you the best run ever.........9 days........ I hope that you have fun and meet lots of cool people.
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LUCYLU221 5/26/2011 11:46AM

    I am so glade you could vent here. You are right that is what we are here for. To listen and give some advice. And for it to help you in anyway it can. Everyone needs some place and someone to listen. So glade we could help. And I am glade you are able to work it out. Friends are hard to come by. No matter what others think.

Hope you are having a great day.

Val



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REMEMBER2BME 5/26/2011 8:28AM

    It looks like you have it all straight in your head and I happen agree with your thoughts. emoticon

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BOOTS1221 5/26/2011 7:53AM

    Girl, you got it! You should be able to come to SP and vent, and that doesn't mean you hate this girl or that she's not a good friend. She said something that bugged you, simple as that! I hope you're having a great week :)

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STITCHINGNAN 5/26/2011 4:00AM

    You have it right We have to accept friends as they are .I have a very good friend who says I am LUCKY to lose weight! We all know it isnt luck but hard work.
But I just smile now at such comments. Though I do struggle to smile when she tells me I looked better when I was fat! I say but I FEEL better and thats what matters. Ree

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HANNAHV 5/26/2011 3:27AM

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GERMANPICKLE 5/26/2011 1:50AM

  Girl, you do what's right for you! Way to go.

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FULLOFFAITH 5/26/2011 1:44AM

    I personally loved your blog. You have the right to speak your mind. It's nice to know that others go thru the same struggles and we are not alone.

Lisa

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1CRAZYDOG 5/25/2011 11:09PM

    It happens to us all and you're right. This is a safe place for venting!

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PSALM42 5/25/2011 10:36PM

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