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An Update on things.. I 've been gone But Not Forever!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Well I can say I sure have missed being on here and all of the wonderful SP Buddies I have made. I have been MIA for awhile now I know. Things have been hectic as I m sure it has been for many if not all of you as well.

One reason I have been MIA is because I am pregnant and Due in April. I am very excited and have been trying to do my best with eating and at this point what exercising I've been able to get in with everything going on. Sadly I have gained a LOT of weight with this pregnancy.. its my 3rd and so far I have gained a lot more than I did with my previous 2. With that being said as soon as my sweetpea arrives and I am in the clear to workout and lose weight again I will be back!!! I am so not done with my weight loss journey!!!! I am still determined I am going to be under 200lbs for the first time ever in my adult life!!! And keep it that way!

Anyways just wanted to let you all know I m so NOT gone for good! I WILL be BACK!!!! Miss you all!! And Best Wishes to You ALL!!!!!!

  
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LALALOVELY76 3/7/2014 2:03PM

    Congrats on the pregnancy!!

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NGCHILD 1/20/2014 9:29PM

    Congrats!! Best of luck to you!!

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MPETERSON2311 1/19/2014 8:09AM

    Good luck!

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WINNIE1978 1/17/2014 6:26PM

    It's so good to hear from you! Congrats on your pregnancy! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well. emoticon

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RECREATING_ME 1/17/2014 4:06PM

    Without a doubt, April will be a very exciting month for your family! emoticon I hope the time flies and that your last trimester goes well for you.

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Alittle Update on things... and Venting!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Okay so the 28th was our 8 year wedding Anniversary and all was well and good. I was and am Thrilled about that! And the Fact that I am about 50lbs smaller now that when we got married!! And the fact that I am no longer 391 lbs! All Things to be Thrilled about I know. But shortly lived when yesterday we were out celebrating our 8 year Anniversary. Took our girls to watch a movie, shopping and out to eat. While shopping I thought O look there's a store that sales Bra's and I am in need of some new ones since having lost weight ect. and its a store that a lady who's about my size maybe alittle smaller recommended so Hey let's got check it out! Sure all is well and good and I m in a good mood even tho my oldest just had a HUGE melt down right after leaving the movies.. I know she was tired and all but that did kinda drop my happy mood alittle. Anyways we open the door and start to walk in and look when the 2 ladies working there pretty much treated me like Julia Roberts in pretty women! Okay so if you've ever seen the movie then you know what I mean. They looked at me like I was Crazy and totally out of place in there store! So yep there goes the rest of my Happy mood. After this and the melt down I m feeling totally like a huge pile of crap for lack of a better word. I did my best to not let it get to me... I walked and walked some more and took my mind off of it alittle.. went clothes shopping for my girls then we went out to eat at a place I normally like. I ordered what I normally do, just to get it and not even eat half of it, just felt sick.. didn't want to eat. Which is Great instead of binging I guess. I am happy about that. But I still feel sick today & I m also finding myself.. Lagging and not feeling well. Its funny how something that seems so little can make such a big impact on the way we feel. And NO I m not gonna let this get me down and out. Just makes me want to push more!! I want to get to my healthy weight and look Sexy and NEVER get looked at that way again! And You know what PISS on them and that store.. there was NOTHING SEXY about what I seen! Sorry Y'all I just needed to get it our and vent alittle. So now its out there and I m going to move on!

Best wishes to you all on a GREAT Day! And a Wonderful upcoming weekend!

  
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WILSHAR7 6/27/2013 10:43PM

    Sorry you were treated so badly. Happy Anniversary.
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FLMOMX2 6/10/2013 9:24PM

    So sorry that these women were SO RUDE!!! You should write corporate offices and let them know about the rudeness.

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GEMINIGEM6 6/1/2013 12:12PM

    WINNIE1978 really said it all best. And I'm glad you're not going to let it get you down! Screw them!

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CHANGINGSAM 5/31/2013 10:43AM

    I agree with WINNIE1978 about the letter. I think it could be beneficial.

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WINNIE1978 5/31/2013 8:06AM

    I would totally write a letter to their corporate office and tell them exactly what you experienced in their store. It may or may not change anything, but at least you will have had the chance to really vent to the people that could prevent that from happening to another person.

I'm really sorry that they made you feel bad, but I'm so happy that you didn't use it as an excuse to binge. That's AMAZING progress! You've come a long way. I know it's easier said than done, but try to focus on that instead of the negativity.

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My mom, who has always been smaller than me, once went with me into Lane Bryant and she was browsing the clothes with me when a saleswoman approached her and said, "We don't sell anything in this store that would fit you!" If she'd said that to me I probably would have been thrilled, because at the time I did fit into their clothes, but my mom was offended... not because she didn't fit into the clothes, but because the woman had the nerve to say something like that to her. Who knows, maybe my mom was shopping for me or another plus sized friend. Some people just shouldn't work retail... or open their mouths around others.

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ZENNITH 5/30/2013 2:57PM

    I bet those women have no idea what is like to lose 10lb, never mind 100+! They probably couldn't achieve what you have yet they look down their noses at you. it's hard to just brush it off but you will and you'll be stronger for these experiences, hope you have a good weekend emoticon ces too

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 5/30/2013 1:24PM

    Ugly people will always be ugly. That is their curse. Good for you for using this as a springboard to stay motivated and reach your goals. Hang in there! You've come so far!

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*RENEAT* 5/30/2013 12:54PM

    Hang in there!

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MRSRIGS1 5/30/2013 12:22PM

    I'm so happy to see your attitude at the end of your story. You keep your fighting spirit for YOU! Remember, you are making this change to be a healthier you! On the way to healthier you, you will be a more energetic mommy and wife!

Don't ever let anyone's ignorance get you down. Don't allow anyone to judge who you are. They do not know anything!

Remember what Julia Roberts did later in the movie. One day, you walk in that store and show them what BIG mistake!

Best wishes to you and NEVER give up on YOU!

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JCWIAKALA 5/30/2013 12:18PM

    Sorry you felt so discouraged! They don't need your business anyway. Happy Anniversary!


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March Goals .. and update on how Feb. went

Friday, March 01, 2013

March Goals.. and update on my Feb. Goals

emoticon do my best to drink 125 oz a day

emoticon take my vitamins everyday

emoticon atleast 30 minutes everyday

emoticon emoticon atleast 30 minutes 3 days a week

emoticon do my best to eat healthy & Smaller portions

Keep my calories in range.....

emoticon do my best to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep

emoticon weight in once a week

emoticon measure once a month

emoticon log on every day & Track everything!!


Okay so the above mention was my Feb Goals.. and well I didn't do as well on all of them as I'd like so I m trying for them again. I did however managed 109.5 Miles on my Elliptical! (from Feb 1-Feb 28th) I also started using a Stability ball. I missed some of my Strength training days.. and had my ups and downs with my calories, sodium, my water and sleeping habits.

  
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FLMOMX2 6/13/2013 4:00PM

    Hope you accomplished your goals


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FITNFAB-RJ 3/29/2013 4:32PM

    Great Goals.... I'm new, and think that the way you have you monthly goals set up is something I might try. Thanks for the inspiration

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PARKERB2 3/1/2013 2:58PM

    March is a new month and you can try again to reach your goals. Just don't give up.

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Better late than never ;-) My Jan Goals

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Jan Goals!

emoticon do my best to drink 125 oz a day

emoticon take my vitamins everyday

emoticon atleast 30 minutes everyday

emoticon emoticon atleast 30 minutes 3 days a week

emoticon do my best to eat healthy & Smaller portions

Keep my calories in range.

emoticon do my best to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep

emoticon weight in once a week

emoticon measure once a month

emoticon log on every day & Track everything!!

So the plan is to get back to the basics and get back on track!

Here's to 2013 and getting back to loosing weight and getting healthy!


  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 2/14/2013 6:05AM

    Great goals.

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 1/14/2013 1:36PM

    emoticon You continue to inspire me!!! emoticon

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 1/9/2013 5:31PM

    you have done awesome !! Keep on keeping on and we'll be thinner and smaller in 2013 !!

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CHANGINGSAM 1/9/2013 4:14PM

    These are great goals, Tara! Can't wait to hear about your progress!

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WILSHAR7 1/9/2013 3:10PM

    Great goals! What do you have to motivate yourself to keep going?

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ZENNITH 1/9/2013 11:41AM

    Great goals, glad to see you blogging again :-)

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CHANGING4ME49 1/9/2013 6:14AM

    I like how you posted your goals. Excellent ones by the way. Wishing you all the best as you tackle each one. emoticon

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MENNOLY 1/8/2013 3:30PM

    emoticon emoticon I find that this is the best time of year to make a clean start and approach my journey as a clean slate! Wishing you success on your journey!

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JENAE954 1/8/2013 2:59PM

  You posted your goals in a creative and super way.
Looks like you are on your way.
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Question... need HELP! Oldest is starting school TOMORROW

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Okay so my Oldest starts school tomorrow.. Pre- K. (Its all day as well) And I hate to say it but I am a wreck!! All I want to do is cry.. of course not in front of her. I don't want to make her any more nervous or scared. I don't know which one of us is going to have it worse really. One day she's excited the next she's telling me "momma don't make me go". She's like me.. changes are hard and very scary and we tend to have issues with them lol... with her its Melt Downs. I know in the end she will love it and it will all go well but its the whole getting past it being new and a huge change! I say that because every since the day she was born I have been with her, with the except when I was in the hospital giving birth to her baby sister. Sure I have left her with her grandparents a few times for a few hours but that's it! So its new for the both of us and let me tell you its so not easy! And I know all you Moms (parents) out there know what I mean, even more so if you've been like me and been so blessed to be a Stay at home mom. I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything! But it has its tough times too. This being the worst one so far!! Anyways So that's where I am! I am over emotional and stressing and neither of those is a good thing... means I am eating just about anything I can find!

So here's where the Questions come in.

How to make this an easy or easier transition?

Any ideals to making her first day/ week special?

So far all I have is.. I want to take her 1st day picture probably with a sign saying her first day of Pre-k ect.

Also I was going to make a special breakfast But the school has a mandatory all kids eat breakfast with her class and teacher.

But I did ask her what she wants for dinner.. she said pizza lol So pizza it is!

Any help, answers, advice would be much appreciated!!!!


Thanks in advance for any and all of you who take the time to read this and give advice! Also Sorry I haven't been on much. Its been crazy and hectic! I m sure alot of you are going threw the same with school coming up and other things as well!! And Best wishes to you all on all of the up coming!! Thanks again SP Friends!!!!

  
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SPIRIT42013 8/24/2012 7:48PM

    The best you can do for both of you is stay CALM. As a teacher, I would also advise not staying overly long unless the teacher invites you to, especially if there are tears. It's better to redirect her to something fun, hen slip out.

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TARAFROMTX1 8/24/2012 1:43PM

    Thank you all for commenting and giving me advice!!! I did just as you all said.. I reassured her this morning that I would be there ready and waiting for her when she gets out and that I can't wait to hear about her day!! Then I made sure she was ready took her and all her things in and kissed her told her bye and that I would see her soon. And Left making sure the teacher had everything and knew I was leaving. I wasn't easy and yes I did cry but NOT in front of her or our Youngest! Thanks again to you all!!!! emoticon emoticon

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KRYSTL719 8/23/2012 11:00PM

    I was definately a wreck as well. You let them know your proud of them, and you will be so eager to pick them up everyday, and be eager to learn what they bring home to tell you, and hear about their day, and get irrational thinking how that other 4 year old is such a bully,m lol. It will be okay, you hang in there sweetie. Dont let the little one see you cry.

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RECREATING_ME 8/23/2012 9:40PM

    As others have said, low key is good and will keep her stress about it down. You gotta do pictures, though! I have taken pictures of my babies every year on the first day of school. It's interesting to look back and see how they have grown...

When my daughter started Pre-K, she was excited about it until the day before. On that day, she curled up in my lap and cried, "I don't want to go, Mommy! I want to stay with you!" After her first day there, she was still emotional, and I found out that she had thought that she would have to stay at school. Poor thing :( I reassured her that I definitely was picking her up every day and that I would never be able to do that because I would miss her far too much!

My kids started their school year on Wednesday, and my son is in Pre-K. He handled everything like he had been doing it for ages. No problems at all.

After a couple days, this will be old hat and everyone will be well into the swing of things! :)



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CHRISKENANDKIDS 8/23/2012 8:53PM

    I agree with everything MENNOLY said! Don't make a big deal out of it, make sure you try your best not to be emotional and leave right away. Don't linger - she'll be FINE. Trust me! She'll forget about everything when she gets to meet other kids and do fun things. HUGS! Been through it 3 times and by the time the 3rd one went to kindergarten I did the happy dance. We also used to take off the first day of school every year and go out for breakfast as adults so we had something fun to look forward to, also. Good luck!

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WINNIE1978 8/23/2012 7:32PM

    I don't really have any advice since I don't have kids, but...

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 8/23/2012 5:22PM

    Is it allowed for you to visit at all? Can you come in to join them for lunch at some point?

Wow, are you lucky that it's a full day preschool! My son had preschool 9 am to 1 pm and boy did I wish it was longer! :) He starts kindergarten in two weeks!

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CINDYAST 8/23/2012 3:22PM

    Oh I remember those days! I too was a stay at home mom and wouldn't trade that time for anything. I have two children, the best advice I can give you is to try and not be too emotional for the sake of your youngest. I know it's hard, but you don't want the younger thinking it's a bad thing for her to go to school in the near future because it made mommy sad. I know it's tough having them grow up and it seems to happen so quickly, but you will survive, even if it feels like your heart is breaking and bleeding all over the couch. And I guess, you need to remember you wouldn't want them dependent on you into their 40's! I hope that last part made you smile, even a little through the tears.

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MENNOLY 8/23/2012 3:09PM

    Keep it low key. Don't make a big deal out of it. That will lead to more tension for her. When you get her there, kiss her goodbye and LEAVE! Don't linger at all! If you do it will make her act out. Once you are out of the picture, even if she is upset, she will calm down and enjoy herself. There are a lot of new to her things to see and do and she won't think of you until you come back when she may put on a show just for you, so that you will feel guilty. Honestly I went through this 3 times and they do act out for mom. The only one I had real problems with was DD1 and she did well once at school but hated being put in the taxi that took her to the army base 30 minutes away. I could not drive her myself because I had to go get DS at one school while she was coming home from the other school. She was 3 years old and had to take a taxi to the army base to get the speech services she needed. Separation is usually harder on the moms than the kids. Hopefully there was an open house that you took her to so she met her teacher and checked out her cubbie and all those things and that she had an opportunity to play with the other kids while you were there. Honestly this will be harder on you than on her.

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ZENNITH 8/23/2012 2:41PM

    What about a little party at home to celebrate her first day at school or becoming a big girl? Or maybe a movie night with popcorn and treats. Forgive me if my idea is a bit off whack I have a 4 month old and haven't had much to do with kids apart from her. Hope it all goes well for you both :-)

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