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I had an awesome workout!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

That's all there is to say: I had an awesome workout!

  
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TAMMYSLITELIFE 11/10/2009 5:54PM

  That's Great I felt pretty good about my 24 set class today too!! I was upset when I found out they cancelled my step class on Wednesday but I guess I will find another class to substitute. emoticon

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Another job?! Ugh!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

So I have been rummaging through all my bills and have decided that the only way I can make ends meet is to get another part time job. That sucks actually because I already have a full time job and I go to school full time. I know that things will get better once I get myself through school, but right now, I just want to bury myself in a hole. (with some chocolate!)

I know it is what I have to do, but it's not really what I want to do. I guess that is what life is... doing the things you have to do in order to get by. I guess I am just wallowing in self-pity. Time to leave the pity party.

  
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KPACE7 11/9/2009 10:34PM

    Hang in there! emoticon emoticon

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CCLEADBYEXAMPLE 11/7/2009 1:01PM

    That's a total bummer! My advice..get one where you can do homework or that will help with your future..or save you money on something (like a gym membership). Stop by my page anytime you need anything..love to hear from you..and thanks for the friend add!

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STEPHANEFANY 11/7/2009 7:10AM

    I agree with the above comments. Are you a coffee drinker? Do you buy your coffee/ breakfast every a.m.? Check these types of thing first. If you over extend yourself, you may not finish with the grades you want. Good luck! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 11/7/2009 5:45AM

    Take another look before you take another job. Last year at this time I was sure I had to get another job to get caught up on my bills. We sat down and pored over everything. We cut back on some things (like phone service and cable) and eliminated some for the time being (dinner out). It's been hard work - sound familiar? - but we have made huge progress this year without either of us getting another job.

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RENA1965 11/7/2009 1:30AM

    Bills are a pain, but don't over extend yourself.. Get through school with flying colours.. When finished school, remember how hard it was and never look back..
Save money where you can, give up credit cards and do home workouts instead of using a gym.. Survive on what you got, when times are easier then think luxury..
Chocolate won't solve anything, getting fit on a budget will make you more diverse and tempting to a employer in the future to be a role model for their firm. Make it a challenge to get by on a few bucks. I was down in bankrupt city efter my husband died, these days hard work is paying off...

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To My Spark Family- Thank You

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I have a dysfunctional family. Mostly everyone does, but at the same time, a lot of people don't have others they can turn too. I don't make friends that easily. I am actually very shy and don't trust people all that much. But, Spark has changed my outlook on support and love.

Every time I log on , there is something motivating on my Sparkpage from a friend or there is supportive reply to a message I left on the boards. I just wanted to say thank you. I have never met any friend that I have here on Spark, but I feel as though you are my closest friends. I feel that I could tell you my deepest, darkest secrets and you would all be there to hold my hand and let me cry. I have never had friends like that. I have always had backstabbing friends who are only in the relationship to benefit themselves.

Spark is so much different. Yes, we are all trying to loss weight and better ourselves, but more importantly, I have made a new family here and that is my biggest accomplisment here on Spark. No matter how many pounds I lose, I know I can always come here for what I need. Thank you to everyone who has helped me since I have become a member. It means more to me than I can express. I hope we continue our friendships and families because it just makes my day that much better.

  
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HAS_SPIRIT 11/5/2009 6:51PM

    I may not be as good of motivator or on the page as much as I would like, but I will be here for you too! emoticon

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KPACE7 11/5/2009 4:20PM

    We are here to cheer you on and pick you up when you need it.

Keep up the good work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LISALYNN1960 11/5/2009 11:03AM

    We ARE here for you, Andrea. I am glad that you feel like you can turn to your Spark family for support and encouragement. It really is an amazing thing and I totally agree with you!

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Love

Monday, October 05, 2009

Have you ever loved someone you can't have and feel like your heart is full of cement? emoticon

  
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CANBDONE 10/6/2009 7:08PM

    Yes...and wisdom has shown me what a fool I was! Run...don't walk from this situation. Years later, God gave me a beautiful loving husband that allowed me to know what true love is. Love should not HURT!

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LADYJANE30 10/6/2009 6:52PM

    Yes I have. He was my 7th grade sweatheart, my very first boyfriend. We both had two marriages because one of us was always taken when we would run into each other. To make a long
story short. Our second spouses both passed away ( 5 yrs apart)
and when I came back home to family I ran into him at the mall and well we have been married now 5 yrs which should have really been 40. Hang in their if it is meant to be it will happen. God has a plan for you.
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QUEST4CHANGE 10/6/2009 3:38PM

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LISALYNN1960 10/5/2009 10:32PM

    Yep. It sucks. But... I found, through time, that the person whom I thought was the love of my life but whom I could not be with, was really not the right one for me. Found the right one accidently later down the road.

God has a plan for all of us. We just don't always see it at the time.

Hang in there, kiddo.

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LAURIES_PLACE 10/5/2009 10:02PM

  Yes, I will email you about this. Much love to you.

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LAURIES_PLACE 10/5/2009 10:02PM

  Yes, I will email you about this. Much love to you.

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KPACE7 10/5/2009 9:08PM

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Sweat More. Negativity Clogs the Pores.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I'm not sure why I allow certain people in my life to tear at my heart strings. They are elastic, yes, but they are not limp. I have a step-mom (soon to be ex-step mom) who has been sending me harassing e-mails. She has brought up things in my past that I have struggled through. I have come out stronger for doing so, but she thrives on the drama. She wants to tear me down to make herself feel better.

But, why did I let her? Why did I even read these messages that she sent me when I knew that they would be nothing but trouble? I don't know, but it is the last time. I have offically (well not offically, but in my mind) divorced my stepmom. My dad has to go to court and pay money, I just block her and don't listen to the crap that she has to say. A 60-year-old woman thrives on making a 22-year-old cry. What kind of person does that? One that I don't want to be associated with. She is not worth my time or energy. She does not have the power to affect me anymore. I have to tell myself that or I will fall into a great abyss of despair. I have never liked her and I don't have to pretend to like her for my father's sake anymore.

That is where swimming and working out has come in. Right now, I use it to channel my negativity. Rather than eat those magnificent cookies I just made, I will go to the gym and work out my problems with the treadmill. The treadmill really is a good listener and it sure doesn't talk to back. I can literally feel the negativity oozing out of my pores. I don't need her in my life anymore and I am ok with that. I have a great many people who love me and will not use my past against me.

Goodbye, Sue. You are out of my life forever. -Andrea

  
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CANDYHEART 10/4/2009 8:25PM

    Good luck to you as you make this turn in your life...I'll remember you in my prayers.

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HONEYDRIPPER 10/4/2009 7:19PM

    Way to go! Keep sweatin' out the poison and pretty soon all that will be left is sweetness and light!

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LISALYNN1960 10/4/2009 6:56PM

    Good for you!!! Very wise decisions from a young lady... I am very impressed.

Keep it up!!!

LOVE the title of your blog by the way. Such a true statement!

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MEOWMAMA3 10/4/2009 6:19PM

    You are a smart young lady to divorce yourself from her and her poison. I have had 2 wicked stepmothers, so I can relate. I also read about your side effects/anxiety and don't know what else to suggest, but ridding yourself of the toxic influences in your life should certainly lead to a greater sense of peace. Celebrate the joyous moments and continue to sweat out the rest just like you are!
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