CRIMELLA   25,902
SparkPoints
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints
 
   












I have 10 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
My journey

I am trying to get back down to 115 lbs but am doing that in baby steps. I am eating better than I used to and still trying to improve. We cook from scratch most of the time and if I had the time and energy to keep up on it, we wouldn't be buying bread or cereal or pasta at all anymore but eh most of the time isn't too bad.

I am a mother of 3. I have a full time job. My husband and I home schooling our children. I am a full time student at the university.

Busy busy ...
I am trying to get back down to 115 lbs but am doing that in baby steps. I am eating better than I used to and still trying to improve. We cook from scratch most of the time and if I had the time and energy to keep up on it, we wouldn't be buying bread or cereal or pasta at all anymore but eh most of the time isn't too bad.

I am a mother of 3. I have a full time job. My husband and I home schooling our children. I am a full time student at the university.

Busy busy busy and Go go go. Here's to my journey! *toasts*

***
I only have another year or two worth of courses left (depending on the courses vs my schedule and then the internship). Once I get my Associate's of Arts and my Paralegal Certificate I plan to move back to California. The winters here in Alaska are too hard on my joints and I can't garden for diddly here due to the small amount of time without snow.

I am looking for new work as well. Between the high stress levels and the fact that I am unable to get flexibility to go to classes (most of my remaining classes are typically morning classes)... Well that and life in general, I just need a break somewhere and simply not working just isn't an option.

***
Over the course of 2013, Life has been difficult to say the least. My grandmother was diagnosed with cancer, my husband was hospitalized, I had oral surgery, my husband and I both had allergic reactions to the antibiotics we were given, my friend had legal trouble and eventually lost his home (resulting in him, his daughter, his girlfriend and her service dog moving in to our already small home), my husband's aunt had a house fire (their 3 1/2 story home is entirely gone, all that is left is the stone frame of the basement. she was also the one that kept the genealogy records -and refused to share them- which are now entirely gone and need researched all over again), my friend's brother was murdered, found out my hearing is almost bad enough for hearing aids (but since I am at the line of lowest 'acceptable' ability to hear I am not going to be fitted and just have to be frustrated about it until I pass that line),etc... I can only handle so much. Something has to give. Cooking and things like that keep me busy and mellow me out most of the time... Maybe I can start a business and sell off baking mixes or something at the farmers market. lol

***
Update 1/8/14
I'm trying to put the past behind me and just move on. I'm doing (if I have a spot) BLC 24 soon and this summer (if I can afford the fees) I'm going to do the Mud Factor 5k, Color Run 5k, and The Mayor's (Half) Marathon - I'll be walking them rather than running them but I will finish them! I'm saving up money (including a change jar like my dad had) this year. We're getting a 2nd freezer so we can get things in bulk, and I can keep making things (like my pasta) to freeze without worrying about the space issue. I've got an interview later this month for a better paying -though still state- job and have been looking for possible classes for the fall semester that might have classes at times I can attend. This semester -spring- I've got 6 classes. 2 fitness (zumba and tai chi), ms access, envir. studies, geography, and criminal law and procedure. It's going to be a busy semester but still going to have my fitness in. I've also become a planet fitness member. great for my non class days :D

***

Anyway, enough about me. Welcome to the page! It's nice to meet you.
Read More About CRIMELLA (Updated January 8)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 155.0 
 
155
145
135
125
115


 
Interact with CRIMELLA

Send Member a Private Message





Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 9/20/2011

SparkPoints: 25,902

Fitness Minutes: 24,632

My Goals:
make it down to 115-120 lbs

be able to run a marathon.

be healthier.

True Motivation/ Larger Goal: To be able to be active without (as much) pain.

My Program:
I am drinking more water and tea and less coffee and soda.
I am phasing out processed foods and refined sugars and replacing them with home made things and more whole foods -including some raw foods-.
I have also been using Advocare products.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from Southern California but now residing in Anchorage, Alaska. I hope to be moving (with a good job in hand) back down to California after my degree (in another 1-2 years).

Other Information:
"Peace in the world begins with peace in the hearts of individuals." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

I am a writer and an artist in my spare time but have lofty dreams of retiring early to a successful career of the arts.
*daydreams*

Profile Image





 
 



Clapping
From:
BLONDE2B

Bear Hug
From:
EVER-HOPEFUL

Woo Hoo!
From:
TREE57

Green Tea
From:
EVER-HOPEFUL

Foam Roller
From:
RUTHIET_456

Flame
From:
TRUNKJUNK




Member Comments:
EVER-HOPEFUL
3/21/2014 4:17:11 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 3/21/2014 4:18:03 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUTHIET_456
3/16/2014 2:59:12 AM

Glad to see you've been well!
emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
JULIENMM
3/7/2014 6:03:01 PM

Hi Crimson,

Just stoppin' by to say hi.

emoticon

Let's rock this challenge!!! We FBI agents have to stick together.

JULIE



Report Inappropriate Comment
GODZDESIGN95
1/10/2014 8:11:02 PM

Hi fellow FBI thanks for the friend add. emoticon lets rock this challenge. emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
WANRAS
3/19/2013 9:39:34 PM

Hang in there !! There are only a few of us in the Alaska Team that are Sparking on a regular basis! Wishing you the best.
Wanda



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (10 total):  12Next >

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page