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I'd forgotten how FUN it is!

Monday, January 16, 2012

And of course, I'm talking about Zumba. I still stink at it, and end up just marching around part of the time, but man its fun!

I've finished my JJC video for today and now I've logged 25 minutes of cardio. I think I'll do a quick walk around the block when I get home tonight and enjoy the nice cool air. It was nicer yesterday, but its not too terribly cold, so maybe I'll risk it.

Today started week 2 of BLC 20. And with my weigh-in, I was down 4 lbs, for a total of 11 in the last 2 weeks. That repairs the weight damage I did while being lazy. Now I just have to work on getting back to where I was physically. You know, I'm more upset about the fitness level drop than I am about the weight gain. That's just a number, but muscle and endurance are more important.

I think I'm going to have steamed broccoli and pizza for dinner tonight. That sounds yummy. Its a Palermo Spinach, Bacon and Feta pizza. Only 260 calories for 1/3 of it. I'm all for pizza. :D

So there's been some drama the last couple days about SP adding a link button on the blogs so if you like them you can link them to your Facebook page. Well today, due to VERY popular demand, its been taken down. GOOD! I don't know about the rest of you, but my SP world has been, and always will be separate from my Facebook page. I'm sure many of you are like me and have "friends" on Facebook that are only there for the games, and you really don't know them or even speak to them much.

I came to SP because I want this to be private. I know, I talk about anything and everything on here, so its not exactly private, but its different. Everyone here is here for the same reason. There's something we need to change for the benefit of our health and well-being. If I post a new picture here, I don't have to worry about some idiot randomly coming to my blog and posting rude comments. With the world today, cyber bullying is a huge issue. People think they're justified in being nasty and hurtful, just because its somewhat anonymous. The same person wouldn't walk up to me and say it to my face. Well okay, maybe some of them would. But you get what I'm saying.

Here on SP, I can feel free to express my every thought. Whether I'm having a bad day and I'm fighting with my husband, or if I just reached another weightloss milestone. I want to be able to talk about ANYTHING without being judged. And I don't want to have to set my page to private either. The whole point of an online community is to pop in and say hi, offer support, encouragement, whatever is needed. I want to meet as many people as I can who are going through the same thing as me. There's strength in numbers people! If my page is private, I'm unapproachable. I know I've gone to several pages and didn't click the little button to ask someone to friend me. I'm still a very insecure person, and the first thought that goes through my head is "if they wanted me seeing their page, they'd make it public". And then I start to worry about whether they'd even like me. And then that leads to my self-esteem dropping, and me looking for a snack. :P My brain is not a nice place to be sometimes. lol

My Facebook page has VERY LITTLE personal info on it. I don't put up pics of myself or the kids. Not only are there rude people out there, but dangerous people. My daughter is 15 and doesn't have a Facebook page. Or any page for that matter, other than a Spark Teen page. And that's how it'll stay for a couple more years. I've seen what people post, and if Taylor ever did that, I'd lock her in her room. :P

Okay, back on track. That tangent went a little haywire. lol I'm glad they took down the link button. They never should have put it up without asking us what we wanted to begin with. And they absolutely shouldn't have put it up, opted in, without even notifying us. At least they resolved it quickly.

On a similar note, did you know you can Google your username and your page pops up? Oddly, this doesn't bother me as much. The only people who know my Spark name are fellow Sparkers, and they don't have to Google me to find me. They can just come to my page! lol But if you are using your first and last name as your username, you may want to consider changing it. Otherwise anybody that Googles you will be able to read your page. Do you really want a prospective employer knowing that you fell off the wagon last night and ate an entire chocolate cake? Or your future in-laws read a blog about what you REALLY think of them? lol It could get messy is all I'm saying.

Wow! Okay, I didn't mean for this to be such a long entry. I really meant to just talk about Zumba and my weigh-in. Maybe my "non-stop brain clutter, must share now" condition has a medical name. Any ideas? lol

Have a great evening everyone!
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  • BRDGT262
    Yea, I agree, I won't even talk about losing weight on my facebook page, I don't want the whole world knowing if I mess up or how much weight I need to lose, lol! I didn't notice that link, but glad I didn't click on anything! Or atleast I don't think I did, lol! Great job on your zumba workout, I'm glad you had fun with it, that's the kind of workouts you actually wanna do! :)
    3375 days ago
  • ANGELWENDYMAMA
    I've never tried Zumba, but think I'd like it. Congrats on your 11 lbs gone in 2 weeks! Wow, that's amazing!!!! What is your calorie range per day?

    3377 days ago
  • ILIKECACTI
    i feel the same about the facebook and SP linkage. I have them totally separate for a reason. I'm glad to have this safe place :)
    3377 days ago
  • BILLIEBANYAS
    I love love LOVE Zumba! I just did a 20 min class on my wii. Zumba party. Love it!!
    3377 days ago
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