KATHYARRIAGA27's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATHYARRIAGA27 KATHYARRIAGA27'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/ Help getting over a road block! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2571415 <em>39</em> I am sad! Before I go any further let me fill ya'll in on the reason for my sadness. Back in June of this year I started feeling tired, stressed, fatigued, and very irritable, not to mention the migraines <em>24</em> . But of course ole hard headed me just ignored my health because I was too busy as usual taking care of everyone else but me. Then towards the end of July it just got to be too much I was feeling horrible and even my complexion was changing. So my husband fina... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 11:30:05 EST Gone way too long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2558865 <em>213</em> Hello everyone forgive my absence, I have been out of touch way too long! I've missed everyone very much. I got out of touch because of work and because of my personal life. I got off of eating healthy as well which I am very upset with myself about. But I have managed not to gain any of the weight that I have lost back. I have been taking care of everyone else but me (something I have a very bad habit of doing). I had hit a dead end in the road of life and it brought me d... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:06:07 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2038074 <em>213</em> Hello everyone sorry for my long absence but we were getting through TAKS and I've had a couple of personal issues I've had to deal with <em>198</em> . I haven't lost anymore weight but I haven't gained any either <em>104</em> . My schedule has been so hectice lately there were times I didn't even know where I was going or what I was doing. But I'm back and ready to get intouch with all of my team mates and friends whom I have missed very much! <em>220</em> Wed, 6 May 2009 08:48:40 EST Sorry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1988656 Sorry I haven't been checking in regularly, I have been working with my team at work last week and will be still doing this week trying to get our ESL Kids ready for the TAKS test! It has been a very stressful time for us and for them but I have kept my wits about me and am still eating right and exercising. I will check in on and off and as soon as the tests are over will be able to check in on a regular basis. Take care everyone! <BR> <BR> Miss You! <em>213</em> Mon, 20 Apr 2009 09:47:20 EST Oh my gosh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1971605 I just had to get everyone's input on this situation to see if I am over reacting or if others believe the same as me that this woman is crazy! <BR> <BR> Here is the story in a nut shell: My oldest sister-in-law has a 15 year old daughter that has a 23 year old boyfriend, who now lives in the house. Then we come to find out that the 15 yr. old is pregneant and mom wants to attach a room on the house for them and the baby> <em>198</em> Hello wake up lady what in the world are you thinking... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:28:51 EST So far: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1971545 I have been doing well on my new eating regiment. There have been many times that I have wanted what I shouldn't be eating but I have kept strong and resisted. <em>224</em> I know I have been gone for a while but that was due to my youngest daughter getting sick. And my kiddos come before anything else, my heart breaks when they don't feel good and there is nothing you can do to take the illness away like you would like. She is still a bit under the weather but alot better than she was ... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:14:51 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1954709 Sorry I haven't been checking in as I should. I've been having quite a week trying to work, take care of my family, and being under the weather. It hasn't been easy and has been very stressful! <em>198</em> I finally went to the doctor yesterday and he said that I had the beginnings of a sinus infection, bronchitis, and strep. I am still watching what I eat and exercise, even though right now I don't have much energy. I also talked to a nutritionist yesterday and she told me the three st... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 11:26:17 EST My dept. at school thinks we are cursed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1936365 Oh my goodness this has been a horrible year for my dept. here at work. So many things have happened to us all and we are only 5 people. We've had deaths in the family, illnesses, surgeries, broken bones, been in the ICU. etc........ Man I honestly don't think we can take anymore hits this year before we shatter like a glass. If all of that wasn't bad one of our teachers has been out for the past 2 months with lung disease from Pneumonia so we got a sub. Well yesterday the sub was on her ... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:23:45 EST Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1929350 I feel alot better today, Thank you all for your comments and your support! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> On another note I feel great <em>104</em> I am so reved up and ready to really get working on the new me. I do Tae-Bo some days and now I am tweeking my everyday routine to get started on some Pilates workouts. I'm excited my husband went out and bought me some new resistance bands and some small weights. He has been so supportive in my road to success, before when I tried he didn't belie... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:37:58 EST Am I a bad person? (I need to vent or I will burst) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1926098 <em>234</em> Am I a bad person??????? I sometimes wonder, my husband and co-workers say that is crazy but at times I wonder. It's just that if ya'll knew the extent that I have had to put up with my husbands family you would be surprised that I am still sane. Many of his family members say that I'm a witch and a horrible person just because I have rules in my house that I expect to be followed and because my children are nothing like theirs. Well you know what, I'm sorry for the fact th... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:54:17 EST ugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1914780 I'm very tired today we have been testing with the ESL students for the past 2 days. It's nice to have some peace and quiet every once in a while. But to have total silence all day can be nerve racking. <em>198</em> These kids aren't allowed to talk at all once the test begins and if they need something they raise their hand and write it on a piece of paper. I'm so glad today is the last day, but it is so hard to keep these kids focused and awake. The only thing that they keep on tellin... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:09:23 EST Have you ever? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1907886 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/8/b381841066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you ever stopped even if just for a moment from your busy and hectice life? On a nice morning looked up and actually watched the sunrise and the clouds drift by. Have you ever payed attention and marveled at God's creation, the sights, the smells, the colors, the sounds? These are things that many of us take for granted and hardly ever pay attention to. I finally did! I'm not too sure why but I was leaving my... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:56:16 EST Back from Spring Break! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1904570 I'm back <em>104</em> and ready to go. I had a hectice and busy Spring Break it didn't even feel like a break. I stuck to my regemin and did good, I didn't do as much exercise as I wanted to but I still did good I think. I lost another 2 pounds and it feels great! <em>244</em> I really feel like I am actually accomplishing something for the first time because I am able to stick with it this time and not give up. <em>252</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:28:25 EST Friday the 13th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1875596 Boy you can tell it's Friday all the kids here at work are all riled up fighting, interupting class, and just being plain rude. I'm sure glad it will be Spring break next week we all need it. I just wanted to wish everyone a happy St. Patrick's day and have a great weekend. I may not be on for a while because I don't have a computer at home. But you can rest assured I'll keep doing what I need to do and thinking of all my great friends here. Later! <em>213</em> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:18:45 EST Ever wonder why! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1869782 Do you ever wonder why when you do something nice for someone it comes back to bite you in the rear? I'm so miserable and down today <em>39</em> I signed off on a car for my brother 2 years ago and now he hasn't paid on it in 3 months which is killing my credit. I've attempted to talk to him about it but he is so materialistic that he refuses to talk about it and leaves. I feel like such an idiot I'm getting calls left and right that if he doesn't pay thye will pick up the car and ruin m... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:11:04 EST Another Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1862736 Man the weekend goes by way too fast. It's Monday already! Oh well just another week to keep going strong on the road to the real me. The party on Saturday went well, the food was great. I ate small portions and surprisingly I felt satisfied when I was done, not too full but not hungry still either. I think my body is finally getting the hang of eating smaller healthier portions. <em>301</em> I'm so glad that Spark people is available to anyone and that I can be a part of this huge fa... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 10:30:40 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1855368 Yeah today is finally Friday <em>244</em> It's been a long hectic week at work and at home. But I've been doing good and staying strong, there have been many temptations cross my path and my table. <em>494</em> <em>475</em> <em>471</em> I've kept my wits about me and dove into my will power and chose alternatives <em>277</em> <em>265</em> <em>470</em> . This weekend we have 2 birthday parties to go to and some of my favorite fattening foods are on the menu. I would choose not... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:11:18 EST WOO HOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1852678 <em>104</em> I lost another pound man it feels good. I am so proud of myself I never believed losing weight could be this fun with the help and motivation of so many great people and teams. <em>244</em> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:19:08 EST Hello to a brand new day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1849263 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/3/b239086406.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Life can sometimes be very hectice and busy, but no matter how busy you are or get it is sometimes nice to just stop look up and see the beautiful day that the lord has blessed us with and be thankful for it. Wed, 4 Mar 2009 10:13:41 EST Not Myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1842543 Well I've managed to make it through another week sticking to my healthy eating and getting my exercise in as well. I feel good physically but mentally I don't know something seems to be bothering me but I can't quite figure out what. I mean you know when you have this feeling and its as if you can feel it weighing down on your shoulders but you have no idea what it is. That is how I feel and I can't seem to figure out what is bothering me. In a nut shell I just don't feel like myself! <e... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 10:37:17 EST Back in touch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1831568 I am glad to be back in touch with myself and all of my fellow Spark members. I had been out for the past 5 days due to my 2 girls being sick. But I'm back now and I'm ready to keep pushing forward with the help of my new friends and teams. I have found that eating better does really make you feel better. I know that this is going to be a slow and steady goal but I'm very excited with each day that goes by. Later! <em>224</em> Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:20:20 EST 2 weeks in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1815171 I'm now 2 weeks into my healthier eating (diet). I want to get on a scale to see if I've had even a 1/2 pound of success but I'm afraid to. Scales and me have never gotten along! I have been feeling better and less fatigued so I think I'm doing something right. With the help of this site and all of the teams and members I believe I can do it. <em>253</em> Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:26:28 EST Time for a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1808886 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/6/b261176780.jpg"> <BR> I've come to a point in my life when I look in the mirror and don't care for what I see. I know the person looking back at me is me , but then I tend to wonder is that the real me? So I've decided to take a step in the right direction and do a complete 180 make some changes and see if the real me is hiding under all of these rolls. I believe I can do it, now I just have to prove to myself I can do it. <em>85</em> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:50:05 EST