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Ohhhh yeah. Now I remember!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

you know, overall, my experience has been that the internet does not necessarily bring out the best in people. The ability to be snarky and mean and have little consequence is just often not a good thing.

I've been on a number of message boards - everything from knitters to lesbians to bellydancers and most recent, a cosmetics fan kind of message board. Until Sparkpeople...I was usually flat annoyed right off them by rudenss, generally unnecessary unkindness and ugliness.

I like makeup! I have since I was 13. It's art to me, it's fun, etc. I don't take it terribly serious, but I enjoy it so I thought the cosmetics thing would be a great fit.

not so. Can you remember those snarky, mean girls from junior high? they apparently all subscribe to makeup alley now, LOL. Wow the general meaness, cliquish attitudes and rudeness are incredible.

I thought You know this just isn't worth it. These things never work for me.

Except for spark people. Yes, I've had a few snarky remarks made, but overall, this site has been a shining beacon of kind, funny, smart, caring people reaching out and being there when you need them.

Thank you. Every single one of you. Thank you. So, so what if the makeup girls are mean to me, LOL. I don't need them. I got you. And you're better. So there.

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JUST_TRI_IT 3/4/2010 12:08PM

    I completely agree with you about SP! Every once in a while I see a comment that perhaps is not very nice, but really, this place is filled with people who support, encourage, understand, listen etc... We are fortunate, no??

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A_BELLE 3/2/2010 2:29PM

    We ARE better! :) Hehehehe. We love you too!

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JULIEIRENE 3/2/2010 11:22AM

    That's right, girl! :) I love make-up too, but I stay away from a lot of social sites just for that reason. I love the positive energy overall at SP! Glad you're here!

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March - A month dedicated to consistency

Monday, March 01, 2010

March is my birthday. I'll be 46. I thought, what can I do to celebrate my birthday month in a way geared toward health? I decided it would be working on consistency - my biggest (well, one of) struggle in health.

I reviewed my exercise logs/reports and while I've added a huge amount of exercise since january compared to the months before, consistency isn't always seen there. I've done better in caring for my skin...but consistency would be an improvement there too....along with taking my vitamins and meds...eating 5 fruits/veggies etc.

Just came up with this plan this a.m, so it's not fully formed yet, but I'll be blogging about consistency (ahem, and making consistent blogging a priority too, LOL) this month.

What are YOU working on this month, eh??

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POOHBELLY 3/1/2010 1:43PM

    Happy March Bday (my daughter's gonna be 14 this March...ouch!) Consistancy is a GREAT thing to work on. I know, cause I'm working on that too. I've chosen two "MUST DO" goals that are challenging, but doable, but consistancy is required. Wishing you much success! emoticon

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JULIEIRENE 3/1/2010 10:38AM

    Happy B'Earthday Month! How exciting!

I think a month dedicated to consistency is a great gift to give yourself. I look forward to hearing your progress!

For March, I am re-starting the C25K program in hopes of meeting my goal of jogging a 5K sometime this year. Wish me luck!

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PRYDEQUEEN 3/1/2010 9:52AM

    Sounds like a perfect birthday gift! One that will keep on giving!

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PRYDEQUEEN 3/1/2010 9:52AM

    Sounds like a perfect birthday gift! One that will keep on giving!

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SATURDAY63 3/1/2010 9:10AM

    What a great birthday goal!! I'm working on consistency also..being consistent at staying in calorie range and consistent in exercising. Good luck!!!

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Why I blog

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I blog on sparkpeople mostly as a journaling tool. Writing helps me work through my junk - however, I know from 40 years experience, I'm not good at doing it on paper. This really works for me and that's a big part of why I do it.

I also have freedom here - I've specifically not "friended" anyone I know in the real world on SP so that I have the freedom to write what I need to write for me, without worrying I might hurt someone's feelings in the real world.

There are many reasons to blog on spark people just as there are many different kinds of people on sparkpeople. Some people use it as a vent - a place to stomp their feet and vent their emotions. Some use it as a model - they blog how they want it to be, and that is a tool they use to help "make it so". Some blog as a way to be heard. Some blog because they need attention. Some blog their weaknesses, some their strengths. Some blog their day to day life in detail, some simply blog what they ate or what they did.

We are drawn to people by what they blog and sometimes we are put off by people by what they blog! Some comment...some don't.

The point of all this is, I write for me. That I've met some really great people on SP by blogging is like the cherry on top! I've met people who inspire me and I've subscribed to their blogs and their thinking has given me "food" for thought. I've had thoughtful comments, sympathetic comments and rude/mean comments.

Still...I do this to work through my junk. Why do YOU blog? Enquiring minds must know....

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SHEALUNA 2/24/2010 1:44PM

    Despite being a writer, I find that writing my thoughts on real paper in a journal somewhere that no one will ever read is not only unfulfilling, but useless. I find that blogging actually forces me to put what I'm thinking and feeling into a somewhat semi-coherent format since at some point someone, somewhere might actually read the thing. Making it coherent and concise for someone else helps make it clearer in my own mind. Working out my junk, as you say. But also, I admit I love the feed back. Feedback is not only encouraging, but it keeps me accountable as long as I commit to being honest within my blog (which I am). I don't know you in real life, I've just met you on here, but I know that if I blog that I am under the weather so not working out, you will send me well wishes. If I blog that I'm not working out because I'm being a lazy git, you will probably send me a quick kick up the backside! lol And if nothing else, it's good practice. The more I write, the better I get. emoticon

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JULIEIRENE 2/24/2010 1:11PM

    Great question!!!! I think I blog for a lot of the reasons you listed. It's mostly for me, but sometimes to share with others. I know know that your blog is always one of those "cherries on top" for me, so thank you. Even though I know you write for you, I always learn something and I enjoy being part of that supportive process & community here at SP. So glad we're SparkFriends! :)

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DARKANGELKISS88 2/24/2010 11:07AM

    Blogs are amazing! i write my own journal at home on paper, but sometimes the big stuff gets passed. I write big accomplishments in blogs. I don't do it for attention but it's nice when others leave feedback. I'm glad you blog too :)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Universe has been shaking my tree about accountability to myself. I'm over responsible in other areas of my life - work, relationship etc...but when it comes to myself, I don't have the accountability thing goin' on.

What's that about? Probably, my therapist would say something along the lines of I value other people and other committments, but I don't value myself the same way. Likely true. Lob in some fear of success in there....and I make myself indispensable to others...and leave myself in the dust.

I'm exercising like crazy, but unwilling/unable/uninterested in dealing with my food. I KNOW intellectually it is a two-faceted deal .... but I'm not doing it.

Why am I unwilling to be accountable to myself for my health? How can i change that? My mind is swirling with it this a.m.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/23/2010 9:42AM

    Wow I could have written this. I have decided that it is time to be accountable to myself and see what happens. Remind yourself how strong you are and just do it.

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FITKAT2010 2/23/2010 9:34AM


If you want further insight SparkMail me. I don't return to blogs once I post, so if you respond to this here, I won't see it.

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NOREGRET2010 2/23/2010 9:08AM

    Hmmm interesting point katzlaf....maybe I am so deeply accountable to others because I won't be to myself. Now there's a spin I hadn't considered!

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KATZLAF 2/23/2010 9:00AM

    I find it hard to be accountable to myself too so I make myself be accountable to others emoticon

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NOREGRET2010 2/23/2010 8:58AM

    Thanks for commenting RWF2001 - oh yeah, I definitely am an emotional eater! I used to binge eat...that's not so much the problem problem now.

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RWF2001 2/23/2010 8:45AM

    hi... i am not a therapist but could u be an "emotional" eater?

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"How far along ARE you?"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Every fat woman dreads hearing that. I heard it this a.m., not worded quite that way. Someone commented on the video I posted on youtube and mentioned, "wow, how great to see someone dancing so far along in their pregnancy!"

Argh. It was a nice comment all together, but as i'm not pregnant I just deleted it.

If I'd thought of begging off the zumba fundraiser a friend invited me to today, that comment certainly squashed any thoughts of cancelling! I'm hoping I enjoy it - it's a fitness marathon of classes all for $10 to benefit Haiti. The zumba part is 2 hours long, I'm shooting for one hour...or as long as I can do it, LOL.

Tests next week for adrenal problems and hormones...and regardless of what they say, I'm working on well-rounded health - fitness, nutrition, sleep, and relaxation.

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/21/2010 9:04PM

    Ditto the others comments. I would automatically wonder if the person posting was just trying to be mean...because it is such a very inappropriate post to make to ANYONE. Congrats on putting things aside and staying on track. YOU know you're doing what needs to be done!

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LILYGAL 2/21/2010 8:51PM

    The comment was totally inappropriate. Especially when you do not know the person. You are doing fantastic and don't let any one tell you otherwise!!!

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FITKAT2010 2/21/2010 7:46PM

    It isn't so much what was said (which was not appropriate), but how you experienced what was said.

YOU know you are doing fantastic. That is the important part. Give yourself a hug from me and move it baby! Shake up the world!

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SASKATIA 2/21/2010 3:06PM

  Yeah, that's not exactly an intelligent comment unless you know the person is pregnant.

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