MRSSCHULER418's SparkPeople Blog MRSSCHULER418's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community stress Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> So, I started the SP destressing challenge and we're supposed to journal our stress triggers throughout the first week. I can probably say today was a day that should have been very stressful, but by paying attention to the triggers, I noticed some odd stuff. We had an irate customer at work today, and when I say Irate, I mean REALLY really irate. I won't go into details, but I will say that him being so ugly with all of us really DIDN'T stress me out much. Even t... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:55:56 EST . Little one, my heart is still broken at even a fraction of a second of a thought of you. I didn't even get to see you or hold you, but you possessed all of my love from the moment I knew about you. I miss you so much. I wish I could be there with you, but I know that God is taking care of you. Please tell him to take care of Daddy & Me. I love you so much Tiny Angel. Sun, 11 Sep 2011 19:08:06 EST So thankful for... (5.22.11) Today I'm thankful that even though I live far away from everyone I love (with the exception of my Husband & In-laws), that I'm still close to those people who are far away. Close, as in emotionally. I'm thankful that every time I go down they're sooo happy to see me. God truly blessed me with the best people in my life. Being able to stay so connected while being this far apart really shows me how much my family & friends love me. Sun, 22 May 2011 22:28:16 EST So Thankful for THIS today!!! 5.20.11 I weighed in today for the first time in probably a month. Well - okay - Not true. I weighed myself when I went to see my family this past weekend at my Aunts house. I didn't believe the scale when it said I hadn't gained weight, but I DIDN'T! :) I went to the gym today & weighed the same I weighed the last time I went in! I'm super excited & sooo thankful. <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 May 2011 18:19:56 EST I'm soo thankful :) (5.12.11) This may sound trivial, but... <BR> <BR> I'm so thankful that I don't have pink eye like I thought I did. I now am able to go down south on Sat and I'll get to hold my baby niece!! :) Fri, 13 May 2011 01:08:35 EST So today, I'm thankful for... (5.10.11) I may not always enjoy it, but I really am thankful for my job. I am an Infant Teacher at a Preschool and it can be stressful at times, but it can also be so enjoyable at times. The kids, I swear, do something every day that amazes me. Even at that small age, they are constantly challenging my views. They know and realize more than you think they do, and it makes me try really hard to be a better person. I'm not always perfect, don't get me wrong, and I've had to have other teachers come... Tue, 10 May 2011 18:20:52 EST Something I'm Thankful for (5.8.11) Day two on my 30 day challenge of things I'm thankful for! <BR> <BR> I posted about my amazing Mom yesterday, so today I thought I'd post about something my mom taught me: Being a Christian! <BR> <BR> I'm so thankful that I was raised in a Christian household, with a firm belief system established. I work in a preschool, and I see the way kids are now... spoiled by the time they are just a few months old really. It makes me sad, because I know that no matter how much I love on them & try... Sun, 8 May 2011 14:38:21 EST Something I'm thankful for (5/7/11) Today, being the day before Mother's day, I'm going to let my beginning "Something I'm thankful for" blog, be about my wonderful Mom! I am so very thankful that God blessed me with a wonderful & funny, Christian woman! She has done such a good job, and even in her weakest moments, truly did manage to be a great mother. She has always been so respectful of her place in our household, which I think is missing a-lot these days. She knows that my Dad, in God's eyes, is head of the house, but ... Sat, 7 May 2011 15:14:29 EST Valentines Day Challenge So, it's been a while since I've been in any challenges on SP, so I decided to make my own little challenge before I jump in again. I'm going to try to lose 7lbs by Valentines day (two weeks). If I do this, I get to get a hair cut on V-day before my date with hubby! <BR> <BR> I also have a goal of losing 12lbs or 4 inches by the time I finish the 4 week SP boot camp. If I achieve this, I'm getting myself a manicure! <BR> <BR> So what are some goals you guys have? And do you reward you... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:33:40 EST life Whew! Well fellow sparkers, here I am again. Not that I ever left, but I took a hiatus from spark, kind of without my choice being a part of it. My husband and i moved, up with his parents. If any of yall have read my other blogs, you know that I was NOT excited about this. So we moved, and without making a very long story, well, long... I've been completely and utterly depressed. It's so hard moving from everything you've ever known and starting over. Especially when all you can think... Thu, 13 May 2010 20:06:40 EST Life changes. I had a really rough night last night. Which in turn will lead to a lot of rough nights to come. Due to circumstances beyond anyones control, hubby and I will have to move 6 hours away from my family & friends and basically the only place I've known my entire life. Don't get me wrong, I live half an hour away from my family as is, and I don't see my friends but maybe once every other week. I'm not codependent on them. I just can't bear the thought of leaving my parents right now. They a... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:17:30 EST The issues with being fat... It's days like today when I wonder WHY it took me so long to make the effort to lose weight. Why, when there are so many issues with being fat? You've got bad health to worry about, more expensive clothing not to mention the lack of CHOICE of clothing, can't ever find jewelry (rings & bracelets) that fit well, the dread when it comes to taking pictures, the judgement from anyone who is smaller than you, and the lack of ability to find a job. <BR> <BR> The latter issue is the one I'm think... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 13:13:41 EST The Good & The Bad When you take a test in school, they take the answers that you've put down, and count how many are correct and how many are incorrect. They weigh the good against the bad, and if the good is better, you will pass. If the bad outweighs the good, then you will fail. <BR> It's the same with this journey we're all taking to weight loss. It's not easy to get a 100% perfect 'grade'. It takes studying, dedication, and discipline. When you've been failing your whole life, you're going to have ... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:08:36 EST What a mood I'm here's a rant /pity party. What do you do when your best friend and you stop being friends? There was no fight, there was no bad blood, no lies, no argument, no mean things said. We just gradually stopped talking, stopped texting, stopped everything. The last time I saw her? My wedding day. I've tried to contact her, I've tried everything. I have no Idea what the problem is. <BR> <BR> I came home and another piece of my porch was messed up. I have no idea what's going on. I'm getting really freaked out about... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 19:02:39 EST The Constant In recent weeks I've been studying and researching, just trying to get more information on healthy weight loss and exercise. In the process I bought a book that asked me a question that I thought I always knew the answer to. The question was, "What is the reason you're overweight?" Now, generally, you would think this would be easy to answer. "Because I like food." That's definitely true. I love food, actually. Too much. But I started to ask myself another question, one that I also th... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:43:09 EST