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OKAY, I'M STAYING...


Monday, December 17, 2012

...but only because of my awesome spark friends who asked me to. I am sorry that I "broke the rules" but I honestly did not remember that being a rule. PLUS I think it's ludicrous to censor people who by and large often have problems with the expression of our true feelings. GETTING IT OUT KEEPS ME FROM STUFFING IT DOWN WITH FOOD. I think that SP should re-think their position on that one. Require a disclaimer (like the one I had) but don't censor honest expression.

OH - AND TO WHOEVER FELT THE NEED TO REPORT MY BLOG: BITE ME. DON'T READ MY BLOG ANYMORE. IF YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF, PLEASE DO SO. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A DIALOGUE WITH YOU ABOUT IT.

Okay, rant over... sometimes my red-headed Texas side does come out. :)

Had a great weekend. Spent most of it with Gary who still keeps amazing me. I had said something about how I love wind chimes last weekend. I got to his place Thursday and guess what? He bought a wind chime for the porch. It brought tears to my eyes. I'm so not used to anyone caring enough, paying attention enough, loving me enough to care to do things like that for me. I am SO uncomfortable receiving love - wonder why that is? And how do I get over that? Makes me crazy.

Down another pound this week! Still not doing regular exercise like I should, but that was mostly because I had a friend over last week and things were a bit wonky. I honestly think that until the holidays are over, getting back into my "routine" will be hard. But what I WILL continue to do is be mindful of what I'm eating, move when I can (park far away, take the stairs, etc. - all of that DOES make a difference) and continue to use healthy de-stress strategies, instead of binging.

Very excited to report that my son Jared (the Army Sgt) is coming home for Christmas after all!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOOKWORM27S 1/1/2013 12:03PM

    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about this! I'm glad you stayed! I've had the exact same problem with the honesty of my blog. Honestly.... who takes the time to report?? It's just ridiculous! I agree, getting it out in a blog is so much more helpful than stuffing it down with food.

I'm a Texas girl, too. Go red-headed Texas girl on them!
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BLONDEMUSE1970 12/31/2012 9:53PM

    Glad you're still around :) I'm finally ready to kick my butt into gear and quit being a pansy with this up and down junk. i'm sick to death of it!

Sherry

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SOSIREGIME 12/29/2012 10:51AM

    Yay! Hooray! I'm so glad you are staying! When I got on SP this morning, one of my first thoughts was that you were gone. What a great surprise!

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FIT_GROOVY_GURL 12/19/2012 8:52AM

    Oh I am so glad you are staying!! I thought I was going to have to figure out another site to keep up with you and your great motivation!!

The holiday season is hard to be 100% on track. Our office has been full of goodies going on 3 weeks now and I have good and bad days. The important thing is that we both remember how far we have come and if we had not put in healthy lifestyle changes throughout the year that this time of year would be so much harder. Remember to focus on your positives and what you have learned about yourself and what is healthy for you.

You have always been a great motivator for me & I really appreciate your blogs!
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ALLIGATORKATE 12/18/2012 9:16PM

    GOOD CHOICE, WOMAN- and I am sure emoticon that is one of many.

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KING_SLAYER 12/17/2012 7:43PM

    Glad to hear that you are staying and that you are happy :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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_MOBII_ 12/17/2012 7:29PM

    I love this blog, love it, love it, love it!

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AEROBISAURUS 12/17/2012 3:26PM

    “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” - Buddha

“Self-love seems so often unrequited.” - Anthony Powell

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” - Oscar Wilde

I enjoyed reading some of these quotes after I read your blog. Hope you like them too! I'm so glad you stayed! emoticon


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VLKSHA 12/17/2012 3:16PM

    So glad you are still here.... Great news about the holiday with your son.

Keep looking for those opportunities during the holidays to stay healthy and hopefully we can both find our routines in January.

Really glad you are spending time with someone who can charish you! You deserve it!

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JUST_JESSIKAH 12/17/2012 2:16PM

    I am glad that you are staying :) I am also glad things are going well for you! It will be nice to have your son home for Christmas. Enjoy your holidays.

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_BABE_ 12/17/2012 12:27PM

    Glad to see your staying new friend. You mentioning someone caring enough to take a tidbit of what you say and do something about it and that is spectacular. I identify also with the uncomfortable feeling associated with it....very complicated this whole weight loss/ emoticon feeling worthy of having the best...something we share.

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HFAYE81 12/17/2012 12:19PM

    I just read what happened...that is completely ludicrous!!! I didn't know it was a rule either. I'm so so glad you decided to stay, you've definitely been an inspiration to me. I feel the same way about censorship. If you don't like it, don't read it/watch it/listen to it. I didn't know we needed to be "family friendly"...isn't that what SparkTeens is for??? And what about those of us posting scantily clad photos to better track our body's transformation? Is this next on the chopping block because of a few prudes who want to police everyone else?

I love this site. It has helped me so much. This turn of events is definitely a disappointment. But I'll stay...and I'm so glad you will too.

Yay for seeing your son!!! And as for Gary, you deserve him, everyone deserves someone who cares!!! I'm also uncomfortable when someone shows me this kind of love...I hope I can find a 'Gary' someday so I can get over that.

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