Sunday, May 03, 2009
I have to go to bed, but here are a couple of highlights from the convention:
~Met with lots of WONDERFUL SparkiFriends, new and old!!
~A handful of COOL ladies said they were going to join the Done team. ;)
~My phone call from the Unemployment office came at 10:10!! THANK GOODNESS! We didn't start the videos/presentations until 10:30. The call forwarding worked!
~The Spark Team (SparkGuy Chris, Coach Nicole, Dietician Becky, etc. were really awesome.)
~I **WON** a copy of the forthcoming Spark book!
~I picked up a Sport Tech SparkPeople shirt, they were out of XL so I got L (unisex sizing), AND GUESS WHAT?!?! It fits! It's my FIRST Large size shirt!
~The presentation and Q&A went okay! :) Everyone in the audience was really supportive, so it was fun to talk in front of them! (And LILHLFPINT took pictures of me up on stage, and I'm so EXCITED to have copies!)
..Thanks to everyone that came up and said "Hi!" to me, and for everyone that signed my autograph book! I wish I could've met even more people that were there! Plus, I'm such a dope because I didn't even give away all of my Goodie cards! EEk! (Got them out late.)
I'll post more later! :D
Friday, May 01, 2009
I picked up Dana (ZIRCADIA) in the Gaslamp Quarter and we headed over for a quick stop at Gary's (KSIGMA1222) townhouse. It was an awesome rental, with fabulous views, but we couldn't stay long.
We headed over to the convention center and found Debbie (S318830) and Stacey (STACEY-P) and waited for Jenny to come out to lead us to the Exhibition Room. When we got there, lots of my Spark San Diego team friends & other convention volunteers were waiting, along with the fifth speaker, Leah (SPRING4FAL). We got to meet SparkGuy Chris Downie, Coach Nicole, Dietician Becky, as well as a few behind the scenes folks. They are all very sweet and genuine people!
We looked over the goodies for sale and took a PRE-spin on the REAL LIFE SparkPoints wheel (but it didn't count for anything! LOL!) All in all, it was fun, and I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. Lots of SparkPeople went back to Gary's townhouse to party on down, but I had to come home to prepare and run errands (and be with my husband-hehehee.)
Jenny is being really understanding about my Unemployment call tomorrow, and we ran through a few scenarios in case I happen to get it RIGHT WHEN I'M SUPPOSED TO BE SPEAKING. I'm still nervous about that. OH YEAH, and I need to figure out what I'm going to say after my video. :S Eek. EHheheehee.
Here are some quick pictures... I can't wait to meet you tomorrow!!!
(It had landed on 100, ALLLLLLLLLmost going over to the 25 points. When I was posing it turns out it flipped over to 25, and this picture captures where everyone is gasping and pointing that it's 25. I'm completely oblivious! LOLOLOL!!)
Monday, April 27, 2009
When I first started losing weight it seemed so easy! I was determined to change my lifestyle, and I did! I was determined to be consistent in my workouts and I was!
Today I had crazy weird cravings out of the blue (maybe related to monthly happenings), and I indulged them. I'm not crying over the chocolate trail mix, candy, nachos, chips, and soda... (except for my tummy hurting)... I'm just reconfirming that this is not how I want to eat.
By my next birthday - June 30th - I want to lose 10 pounds. I used to lose weight at that rate when I first started. And in order to do that now, I need to be serious about tracking my foods, eating the right amounts, and getting those workouts in.
This new goal couldn't come at a better time; my Census job is done, I need to look for work, I'm scared about the future, submitting resumes; lots of stress, and a great time to refocus on changing the things I CAN change: those habits.
(My husband keeps saying how skinny I'm getting... I confess that even in the comparison picture from my last blog I BARELY SEE A DIFFERENCE. I know it's my eyes that I can't trust. But I made huge strides today by wearing my "W" skinny shirt that shows my arms at the Park. I'll upload pics later.)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
One day will be all gone! :D
I've gotten a few more compliments recently. My best friend's mom hasn't seen me in 2 years and noticed my weight loss right away. And I've gotten a number of really nice compliments on my SparkPage! :D
Monday, April 20, 2009
My husband called me in a panic today. I had been working for about 6 HOURS (walking door to door for the Census) when he asked if I was okay. Apparently the high was 101 degrees today in my town. Um, yeah, maybe that explains why I went through over a gallon of water in a few hours, and why it was so hot.
Still walked 9 miles today so far. I'm going to keep the pedometer on so that I can see my total for the day. Whew!! Luckily I don't have to do any more today.
I'm torn between wanting more hours (especially in light of not being paid by UI) and being so over the assignment. Maybe the next leg of this "adventure" will be better.
Today I saw a passed out guy sleeping on the sidewalk. (I hope he wasn't dead.) Yay.. Actually, I'll have to write a whole blog about all the strange things I've seen and felt in the past 3 weeks.
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