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Hi there. I'm Summarah. I'm just tired of my pants getting tighter around the waist, and just generally not fitting right. I mean, I know aging and genetics play a big part in how and where I carry my body fat, but dammit, I can at least put forth SOME kinda effort to fight it off. Every step of the way. Thanks for visiting my page.

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I miss my mama, but I know that she wouldn't want me to waste my time, much less my LIFE, missing ...
Hi there. I'm Summarah. I'm just tired of my pants getting tighter around the waist, and just generally not fitting right. I mean, I know aging and genetics play a big part in how and where I carry my body fat, but dammit, I can at least put forth SOME kinda effort to fight it off. Every step of the way. Thanks for visiting my page.

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I miss my mama, but I know that she wouldn't want me to waste my time, much less my LIFE, missing her and thinking about her all day every day. She probably would've knocked me over the head by now!

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MY STORY: THE STROKE THAT I HAD

(I don't call it *MY* stroke, because it is just a thing that happened to me. It didn't *belong* to me. I do not claim it!)

In 2003, about 10 days after the birth of my last baby, I began having severe headaches - so bad that I could *hear* my heartbeat in my head, and would have to get up and walk around to try to alleviate some of the pain, because none of the meds I had (Lortab included) were working. A couple of days later, I began to notice a heaviness in my legs. The next day, I started having trouble remembering how to do things that were second nature, like changing a diaper. I had to call my mom in the middle of doing it to ask how to complete it. I could remember her phone number though. The final straw was when my field of vision was so affected that things on the floor seemed to vanish. Zane was lying on the floor, and the next second, he wasn't. I was walking and kicked him in the head. Keith and my sister dragged me to the hospital, but after four days, the team of doctors on my case couldn't find a cause. The day I was to be released, the lead neurologist gave in to Keith's demands, and did one last test. An angiogram. Immediately afterward (it must have started during), I had the stroke. I remember that headache being twice the most excrutiating imaginable, and one of my nurses yelling at me to calm down.

The recovery has been long, tedious, and generally fun - getting to know the new me, pushing past my perceived limitations. Although I have made remarkable strides, coming from not being able to speak or even sit up on my own, to where I am now, I am determined to do my best to be the best me ever! I am still here, working, learning, living, teaching. Each day brings a new opportunity to conquer something else, to be a better me.

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My reasons for striving to improve my life through healthier living:

1. I am totally worth the extra effort!
2. I want to live a good, fulfilling life!
3. My kids deserve the best mom possible!
4. My husband deserves the best wife and lover possible!
5. I like working out!
6. I am committed to my SparkTeams!
7. I am determined to get fit!
8. I've come too far to stop now!
9. I would like to get off these anti-depression meds!
10. I LOVE SPARK & MY SPARKFRIENDS!

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Member Since: 2/11/2008

SparkPoints: 29,248

Fitness Minutes: 11,297

My Goals:
FIRST AND FOREMOST, I want to continue to build my relationships with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; my husband, and my children.

Additionally:
•28" waist
•Get more sleep
•Spend more "ME" time
•Be more sociable

My Program:
•Sleep at least 6 hours nightly
•Exercise routinely
•30 min of spiritual reading daily
•Get organized!
•Manage my life

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Personal Information:
I'm an entrepreneur with my own Avon business. I work at home and have 2 kids at home, 2 on their own, and my gorgeous husband (with whom I am hopelessly in love). I have been married 17 years, and have lived in the metro Atlanta area since 1999. My husband is an independent film-maker. Our 13-year-old son has autism, non-verbal, and we love him to no end. Our 10-year-old son is high-energy, extremely creative, brilliant, sensitive, and very outgoing. All in all, I'm loving my life at 48, and would not change a thing - except my waistline.

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As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. - Joshua 24:15c

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Member Comments:
GODZDESIGN95
1/18/2015 3:24:08 PM

Thanks for your support on my fitness minutes. How have thing been going for you this new year? emoticon



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IMAVISION
1/16/2015 12:12:57 PM

emoticon May God's awesome blessings be upon you this day. emoticon



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LSDALOIA
1/10/2015 10:16:47 AM

Thanks for stopping by my SP. I was in a bit of an exercise rut myself this week. DH had his knee scoped, I got busy with work and cooking healthy stuff. Time just flew by. But I really feel sluggish without my workout so I'm going to get back in the swing today.

Since I work for myself my day is pretty unstructured and I need to figure out how to start scheduling workouts in again.

Together we will!



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LSDALOIA
12/29/2014 9:55:26 AM

It's great to see you back! Let's reach all of our goals -- not just the "weighty" ones -- in 2015!



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IMAVISION
12/25/2014 4:21:50 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!


(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.



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