FARFROMASAINT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FARFROMASAINT FARFROMASAINT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Take Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167805 This week was a Take Two for my attempt to lose weight.. I am a single mother of 4 kids so the idea of ME time is "Whats Me Time".. I have exercised twice daily and kept away from deep fried foods, potatoes, and white bread.. I shall not tell a lie I am so guilty of sampling before dinner but this week I only ate what was on my plate.. I have drunk so much water at times I feel like I am drowning.. Tomorrow starts a new week, a new struggle but I am determined to workout daily, eat healthier,... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 03:19:08 EST Weekend work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3465048 I've got my list ready for the weekend...Chores...Exercises...Meals...I hope to be able to walk today around the neighborhood Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:58:30 EST Monday Monday Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3447338 how ironic my last blog was on a Monday...well I've got my chores and my exercises wrote out as well as my meals and snacks...time to tackle that list one check at a time... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:11:04 EST OMG...Is it Monday already!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3423604 Not only is it Monday (my second least favorite day) but its raining like crazy...*sighs softly* I have my list of chores made out for the day as well as my scheduled meals and exercises...I guess I better get on the bandwagon now...wish me luck sparkers... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:04:45 EST Sunday is my least favorite day.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3420410 I don't know what it is about Sunday's but it literally drains me...Maybe its the fact that every sport known to man takes over all the good channels and/or there is hardly ever anything good on TV...Oh yeah how can I forget everything closes at 6...guess I'll be watching a lot of LMN today.... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 14:14:12 EST feeling down.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3417641 In Feb. me and my mom had a falling out....she said somethings to me that I'm just not ready to forgive and forget...well yesterday was my birthday...my mom sent me an email (of all things) wishing me a happy birthday...I received a phone call from my aunt, her sister, saying she had a cookout out yesterday...on my birthday...the heartbreak to this story is she didn't even invite me and I live 5 minutes from her...She had family from an hour away and even 20 minutes away there...but she didnt... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:26:08 EST happy bday to me.....35 and holding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3415057 Well today is my birthday...happy bday to me...I woke up this morning, wash up and as I open the bathroom door there stands my kids singing "happy birthday"..I have the greatest kids ever..my oldest son whose is 15, even bought me a birthday card and we have a date to go to the movies...being a single parent is a job in itself but I wouldn't have it any other way..I love my kids to pieces... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 14:45:55 EST tomorrow i turn........35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3411014 OMG....I am getting old...I can remember the eve of me turning 18...21...30 (yikes) but as luck should have it I am on the eve of turning 35...just over the bend is fabulous 40...yeaaaaa...I think... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 11:43:57 EST back at it..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3407283 I've completely got all my vacation baggage put away...you know the excess baggage...you pack 3 bags and come back with 7...now that's a vacation!!! I'm headed out the door to walk the track then its cardiovascular time...everyone have a blessed day!!!!! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 10:52:37 EST happy 4th/bday to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3402462 I went to Va Beach thurs for the 4th and ironically my birthday is this Friday so I really enjoyed myself...believe me when I say the temptation of food was everywhere...but I was really good...I maintained my water intake just as I would have done home.....got some unpacking to do but I will continue this tomorrow... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 23:45:28 EST i'm back.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3378731 I haven't posted a blog in some months now but I feel like I'm home since blogging is one of my favorite pastimes...its Monday...IT'S MONDAY!!!...the start of the week...yippppeee...well not really since Monday is my second least favorite day...i've got a lot on my plate this week...me and my kids are going out of town for a couple of days so I have the luxury of packing for four kids...life is great...not to mention I have a list a mile long of housework I need to tackle before we leave...wi... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:07:33 EST Love should never hurt!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2619097 Last night I found out some very devastating news...not to mention this is not the first time hearing it..I won't go into much detail but I feel like the one thing that matter the most to me is gone...I don't know if there is a way to fix this or even if I want to for that matter!!! I don't know what to do...guess I'll do some crunches until I can figure it out!!! Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:38:56 EST Love should never hurt!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2619096 Last night I found out some very devastating news...not to mention this is not the first time hearing it..I won't go into much detail but I feel like the one thing that matter the most to me is gone...I don't know if there is a way to fix this or even if I want to for that matter!!! I don't know what to do...guess I'll do some crunches until I can figure it out!!! Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:38:51 EST Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2614246 I put my christmas tree up last night and i am so excited!!!! It is absolutely beautiful!!! not that I'm bias or anything...We also got our first snow yesterday...I woke up and the grown was completely covered in the white stuff...it was so pretty!!! I'm not a big fan of the cold weather but who doesn't like seeing the first snow!! Got my crunches in for today...will do some more exercises when I get off work tonight!!!! Gotta stay focused!! Christmas is 19 days away..wow were did this year g... Sun, 6 Dec 2009 13:50:26 EST I'm Back!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2609412 I've absent for a couple days due to Christmas shopping with my aunt...This woman loves to shop and spend money even more...I was so glad when I got home last night and could just relax...I have never slept so good in a long time....I slacked a little with my crunches but I've got 300 in fortoday and will do some more before I go to bed tonight!!!! Fri, 4 Dec 2009 09:14:21 EST Hope this week is better than last.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2600526 The week went okay but I swear everything that could go wrong on Sunday did....me and my mom had a great big fight....me and my fiance almost broke up...I cheated on my diet....TWICE...and to top it off, my car breaks down...I must admit I don't think I've ever cried so much in one day...Here's to this week (especially Sunday) looking up!!!! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 08:10:19 EST back on track!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2593689 I was absent from SP yesterday...Had to spend time with the family for the holidays but I'm back on track and feeling good!!! 250 crunches in so far...trying to go for 200 more!!! Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:15:44 EST I think I'm finally out of the rut... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2585377 For the past couple days I have completely felt out of my element...everything that I tried failed...I just felt like it was me against the world...but today is a new glorious day and I vow to make the most of it...besides I have some making up to do...wish me luck!! i have to start on my crunches...kinda slipped on those a little Tue, 24 Nov 2009 09:56:44 EST Another Rainy Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2583323 I am so over the rain its not even funny...It just does something to me...sorta makes me lifeless!!! it drains all my energy...really!!! I put my youngest daughter on the bus and laid back down thinking when I wake up the rain would have miraculously gone away....wrong...its still here and raining harder before...not only is today one of the worst days of the week but it has been doubled by the rain..What else can go wrong!!! Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:05:18 EST I Feel Like I been hit by a truck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2581740 I have felt like poo all day... I haven't done anything constructive today except went christmas shopping with my mom and that lasted all of an hour... Tomorrow is Monday and everyone knows how Monday's typically start and end... I just hope to feel back to normal tomorrow... i really feel out of my element Sun, 22 Nov 2009 21:32:55 EST The Rain Is OVER!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2576403 I woke up this morning feeling like Christmas came early...The rain is over...The sun is shining...I feel physically well... And I can't wait to get my day started...First got get them crunches in!!!! Fri, 20 Nov 2009 09:57:19 EST Rain Rain Go Away.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2573796 It has rained in my hometown for 3 days straight and it has been the kind of rain to just get under your skin...you know the kind where it starts out heavy and then generously lets up only to be raining even harder an hour later...This rain has taken all my energy...I think I will go climb under a rock and not come out until it stops.... Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:33:34 EST Rested and Feeling So Much Better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2570913 Well for those that read my blog from Tuesday noticed I stayed up until early Tuesday morning (to 830 to be exact)...After I put my youngest daughter on the bus, I went straight to bed and slept like a baby.. I didn't wake (or even move for that matter) to almost 1:00 yesterday afternoon...I guess I'm not as young as I used to be...Wait I have 4 kids..I know I'm not as young as I used to be..Keeping up with them is a chore in itself!!!!! Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:46:04 EST Down and Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2569107 I had some friends over last night...we stayed up to 630 this morning...My body is so tired...I don't feel like doing anything but laying on the couch until I can feel like I can actually be motivated again Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:44:01 EST On top of the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2562986 I woke up this morning feeling like I am on top of the world.... My kids are usually fighting..Today they have been the best of friends... I had a great night at work last night and my fiance has made me feel like never before...I know tomorrow is another day but I will relish in this day for as long as I can!!! not to mention I already have my 350 crunches in...Maybe i'll push for 350 more later.... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 12:41:51 EST Eating Healthier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2561064 I'm finding the need to eat healhier harder and harder...I've been doing my crunches daily but I miss the fat in everything... I tried some boiled chicken the other day...it was good but it just wasn't fried...guess Ima have to get more fruits and veggies in... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 14:38:45 EST Can someone help me Please!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2558544 I have 3 kids in school...My son is 14...he is in the 9th grade....My oldest daughter is 8...she is in the 2nd grade...My youngest daughter is 5...she is in preschool (birthday falls after Sept)...AND THEY ARE ALL OUT OF SCHOOL TODAY... this is a definite OMG moment!!!! I sense some extra exercises coming on...for my sanity alone!!!! LOL! Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:00:02 EST WEEK IS LOOKING BETTER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2555363 I'm not sure what was going on with me on Monday...maybe it was the fact the wedding planning is not going as planned, a delay in the time change, knowing that 2 major holidays are upon us or the quick change in our weather, but I must say the week is looking promising...I'm back to my regular crunch routine, work is great and my kids are behaving...(knock on wood....lol) <BR> <BR> Curious to see what next week holds... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:01:56 EST THANK YOU TUESDAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2553062 I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME ON MONDAY BUT IT SEEMED THAT EVERYTHING I DID OR ATTEMPTED TO FAILED...WELL YESTERDAY WAS MORE PROMISING...I GOT UP FORCED MYSELF TO DO MY DAILY CRUNCHES AND BY THEN I FELT LIKE I WAS BACK TO MY OLD SELF AGAIN...I HATE FEELING LIKE IM STUCK IN A RUT SOMETIMES BUT I GUESS THATS HOW LIFE PLAYS THE HAND SOMETIMES!!!! Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:31:48 EST Worst Monday EVER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2549812 I must admit yesterday was the worst day of my life I do believe....everything that could go wrong, went wrong and then some....I don't know the Monday GODS must be mad at me... I didn't even get my crunches in and that above anything bothers me the most! Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:18:49 EST Its Crunch Time!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2540087 I've been on this crunches kick for a while now....Today I went above and beyond the most I have done at one time....I accomplished 600 and I hope to do at least 200 more before I go to bed tonight...Wish me luck!!!! Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:46:17 EST A blessing in disguise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2536849 Last night me and my kids went to our local school track to walk after dinner... Well after about an hour had passed I was ready to leave cause I knew I had some house work to do not to mention get the kids ready for school the next day... Just as I was speaking into existence its time to go, my oldest daughter came to me and said can we walk for another 30 minutes... I think she knew I was ready to give up but she gave me that extra push to go just a little bit further...Thanx baby!! Mommy l... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 11:59:29 EST new team leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2521371 i requested to be a team leader in a group a few days ago...and I got it!!! I am so excited... I hope to help and educate fellow sparkers as well as receive help from those I know I can benefit from Fri, 30 Oct 2009 22:14:08 EST 100 crunches a day....sometimes 200....I'm on a roll http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2517502 I've signed up to be a member of the 100 crunches a day group and I must say....OMG!!! There has been days when I didn't want to do them but I have a personal reminder on my mirror on how many I've done and how many I will try to do that day...so in other words THERE IS NO WAY I CAN CHEAT AT THIS GOAL... Today I will try to do 200... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:10:43 EST wedding weighdown pt 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2509395 i wanted to wait a complete new week before beginning my countdown to lose weight...well so far to day i have walked around my neighborhood for an hour and a half, did 50 calf lifts, 200 crunches...i think this is a good start...time for another glass of water Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:15:44 EST engaged pt. 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2486910 to those who may not know, i was engage on wed...i love my fiance to death...he is my life...tomorrow starts a new week and i am dedicated to working harder and exercising more to lose the necessary pounds to make him the proudest groom on our wedding day....JULY 9, 2011...which just happens to be my birthday...i couldn't ask for a better birthday present Sat, 17 Oct 2009 21:31:39 EST IM ENGAGED!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2480789 my boyfriend asked me to marry him on Monday night....and well o course i said "YYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS<BR>SSS"...im so happy right now!!! i can't stop smiling... i can't wait to marry him... he is my best friend...now i feel even more pressure to lose the weigh so i can look good in my wedding dresst... i only want to lose like 10lbs total...i currently weigh 141.5....guess i'll get started with some extra workouts.....no time better to start than right now!!!! Thu, 15 Oct 2009 09:36:18 EST trying this losing weight thing one more time..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2462497 i've always been a "thick girl"....i take after my grandmother...never a size 3 or 5...but never double digits...so i guess i can say i'm really blessed in that area...i've been self conscious about my weight for as long as i can remember...i haven't worn shorts in about 10 years, and i'm afraid of belly shirts cause i'm self conscious about my stomach...i've made myself sick...i've starved myself...i've joined numerous gyms... and to no avail nothing has changed...i've pretty much done it al... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 09:27:56 EST