PHOENIX1949
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is going to refer to '50 Ways to Take a Break' when tempted to eat unplanned food. (3 comments) loves seeing youngest sister getting her Sparkle on (oncology nurses do this after final chemo treatments), 12/29/15, prognosis good as ovarian cancer caught at Stage 1 in Aug 2015. (7 comments) is caught up with most SparkFriends & now must attend to more pressing life issues first -- plan to sign in + track weight daily at a minimum. Here's to a Happy + Healthy New Year for all of us !! (3 comments) got this sign at a garage sale (24" x 6") and placed in front of PC (2 comments) is pondering this and wondering how to resuscitate her flagging commitment. (6 comments) is taking this sentiment to heart. (3 comments) is wishng y'all a happy, healthy Valentine's Day (love yourself) likes this inspirational image. (1 comments) is sharing today's calendar page from 'Queen of Your Life' (1 comments) is sharing today's calendar page from 'Queen of Your Own Life' (1 comments) is glad to be in contact with so many of these . . . (2 comments) is very appreciative of SparkPeople and fellow Sparkers. (2 comments) is adjusting her mindset for the 8-week challenge beginning this Friday -- goal is to lose 5% of total weight is adjusting her mindset for the 5% 8-week Spring Challenge that begins March 26 by reviewing Mental Toughness + Beck Pink as her tools of choice to make the 5% loss goal is making sure to get enough water. (1 comments) is a Tiger Monarch on the 5% Spring Challenge (1 comments) is sticking with good food! (1 comments) Along this SP journey to better health, we are each 'an experiment of one' sharing with each other as we figure out what works best for ourself. (2 comments) is drinking up 'cuz water does a body good! (1 comments) A healthy lifestyle is made up of a bunch of little things, so don't give up when one area hits a roadblock. is reframing her mindset. (4 comments) Here's a reminder for anyone who is struggling in their journey to better health! FORTHEHEALTHOFIT !! The image says it all! Semantics Schemantics -- select what works for you !! is currently on board the wagon. (3 comments) is focusing! (2 comments) Have you seen the NEW Fitness Bit? (2 comments) is adding quinoa to her diet which is lacking grains due to allergies. (2 comments) is paying heed and taking action per image below because I am worthy and so are you!! identifies with today's calendar page !! (1 comments) will be pushing the button first thing Monday a.m. (stayed within calories Sunday, but not the most nutritious choices). (2 comments) is moving forward after 5-day sugar binge. (4 comments) is reminding herself to . . . (2 comments) is nursing a swollen/painful hand from a Black Widow spider bite yesterday around noon--should take 24-48 hours for poison to work through my system--good that I was current on Tetanus shots. (8 comments) achieved her 5% weight loss goal in the Spring Challenge, Tiger Monarchs Team, and is claiming credit per Beck's recommendation (see Beck Diet Solution Team).. (4 comments) is sending this out to DAWNSUCCESS and others who enjoy food humor. (2 comments) is taking this to heart. (1 comments) is constantly reminding herself that she is only responsible for herself (difficult for a people pleaser) !! (1 comments) The University of Texas at Austin (40-acre campus); my employer of 8 years and my Alma Mater. is experiencing the feeling below after a series of awesome webinars over the past six weeks. (2 comments) is grateful for all who have served in the military for our country (photo is my father; he served in WWII) (1 comments) has mixed feelings at being Level 67 !! (1 comments) is actively working on this and has succumbed to emotional eating for past week in reaction to others' reactions. This too shall pass! (5 comments) The choice is ours . . . was gifted with this bike, dubbed Bevo, when a neighbor was cleaning out her garage -- today was day 3 us using this. was gifted with this bike, dubbed Bevo, when a neighbor was cleaning out her garage -- today was day 3 of using this. (5 comments) is tired of her recent, serious derailment and is sharing this in case others need a reminder. (2 comments) is a 'work in progress' (2 comments) has a new walking buddy, 'KJ', a male, 3-yr-old Maltipoo (Maltese and Poodle mix) that joined our household yesterday. Walked twice today. (2 comments) has a new walking buddy, 'KJ', a male, 3-yr-old Maltipoo (Maltese and Poodle mix) that joined our household yesterday. Walked twice today! (4 comments) is entreating her inner warrior woman to boldly step forward (playing hide and seek these days). (1 comments) was a dieter in public and binger in private (secret eating now a very, very, very rare occurence) (2 comments) is honing in on nutrition tracking. has pasted copies of this in several places as a regular reminder that calorie creep easily happens. (2 comments) is reminding herself this journey toward a healthy lifestyle is one of progress, not perfection! (2 comments) is grateful for the loving father she had (1914-1997). is taking steps, slowly, but surely, toward a healthier lifestyle. (1 comments) “Be the flame, not the moth.” ~ Giacomo Casanova 'Be the flame, not the moth.' ~ Giacomo Casanova is moved by this image. (5 comments) is choosing to fight further decline and hopefully reverse some already experienced. Spark On! is making the most of today. (1 comments) 'Make your life colorful, make your lifewonderful.' ~ Unknown Happy 240th Birthday America. Keep On, Keeping On !! loves this new find; leaves peel off nicely and right size for food wraps. (2 comments) needs to repeat this to self until it finally sinks in. (1 comments) 'Secret of change is . . . ' ~ Socrates (1 comments) is using this as a reference: Nutrient Density chart by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of 'Eat to Live' plus more books. (6 comments) is grateful for the SP Friends who have me coming back each day now after seriously considering giving up a number of times. (1 comments) is reminded of her reasons for being here. raised her dopamine levels today by having 70's hits in the background for 10 hours; think I will drop by the 60's hits channel tomorrow (Direct TV, one hit after another with no breaks). (2 comments) 'Stay the course' is a phrase used in the context of a war or battle meaning to pursue a goal regardless of any obstacles or criticism. Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. is making good choices for the most part. : my 6 a.m. alarm, KC the Sunshine Dog, patiently waiting for me to get his leash off the hook. (both sidelined past week but hope to resume morning ritual by Thursday at the latest) (3 comments) is working on prior planning to ensure desired outcomes. (1 comments) rewarded herself with this bracelet for returning 50 lbs to the Universe + login streak of 633 days. (6 comments) R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me R-E-S-P-E-C-T Take care, TCB from Aretha Franklin's song 'Respect' The healthy life: It's not just about losing the weight . . . (3 comments) This poster applies to adults also. is reminding herself to trust the process. is sendng this out for LEANJEAN6, Lynda (1 comments) is sendng this out for LEANJEAN6, Lynda As author Jack Canfield writes, 'Everything you want is on the other side of fear.' Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum Atroviolaceum, a succulent - on my patio, 2016, 4th generation heirloom plant. Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum Atroviolaceum, a succulent - on my patio, 2016, 4th generation heirloom plant. Shrimp Plant, Justicia Brandegeeana, 1984 housewarming gift from parents, 4th generation heirloom plant. (2 comments) Instant reaction when I say 'let's go for a walk!' This is an Internet image with a striking resemblance since KC the Sunshine Dog stops and stares at me when I aim the iPhone camera his direction. (2 comments) Recent rains bring out the Oxblood Lilies, Rhodophiala Bifida, another 4th generation plant - morning photo. Recent rains bring out the Oxblood Lilies, Rhodophiala Bifida, another 4th generation plant - afternoon photo. (1 comments) Recent rains bring out the Oxblood Lilies, Rhodophiala Bifida, another 4th generation plant - morning photo. (5 comments) is sharing a photo from a recent neighborhood newsletter of a portion of the hiking trail in the community park adjacent to our subdivision. (4 comments) 'Your body is the harp of your soul and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds.' ~ Kahlil Gilbran (1883-1931) Artist, Poet, And Writer (1 comments) knows setting a goal is simple, yet turning it into reality still requires a concrete plan and consistent follow-through and yet is caught in a rut of losing/regaining same few pounds. (3 comments) saw fruits and veggies referred to as 'dirt candy' (3 comments) Snowflakes and SparkPeople have something in common. is receiving awesome photos on iPhone from spouse who spent morning at Sag Harbor and is enroute to Acadia National Park. (health issues reduced my travel days to virtual) (3 comments) is sharing some pre-halloween humor. (2 comments) is hoping everyone has a safe Halloween weekend and Halloween day. (2 comments) . + HILLTOPPER1999, 04 Nov 1978. 'What a Long Strange Trip It's Been' ~ Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead 12 Things to Always Remember (1 comments) added a broken toe/foot to her flared sciatica, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. ARGH!! This too shall pass. (6 comments) "A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The People of the United States of America,' for any amount 'up to and including my life.'" (1 comments) is mentally preparing for the holidays on the horizon !! (3 comments) is making the most of today. (1 comments) day 750 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/18/2016 (1 comments) is thankful for her home that needs a lot of attention this week (plumber, heater/ac, fence, pest control). is thankful for her wide variety of friendships. (1 comments) is grateful for KC the Sunshine Dog who joined the household at age 3 years; puppy photo provided by previous pet parents. (3 comments) Home Sweet Home photo taken Dec 1948 -- where I lived first 15-1/2 years. Snow that sticks is rare in Central Texa. (1 comments) is posting this for the SP folks who run because they can! (1 comments) is looking toward a brighter future. Tis the season for Cedar Fever in Central Texas; first round of pollen released this weekend with much more to come!. It affects a large portion of the population. (9 comments) is wishing everyone peace, love and happiness in this celebratory season and going forward. (2 comments) is going through her annual 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' (The Clash) phase at year end. Definitely staying on SP, now figuring out degree of PC time available as I need to finish an ancestry book. (2 comments) finally traded 'special shoe' from 01 Nov for walking shoes but no yet up to daily trek with KC the Sunshine Dog. In due time -- foot fractures need more time. finally traded 'special shoe' from 01 Nov for walking shoes but not yet up to daily trek with KC the Sunshine Dog. In due time -- foot fractures need more time. (2 comments) This image depicts my 2016 perfectly with bobbing in a rut, giving in to emotional eating in response to injuries and worsening chronic pain conditions. Started tracking yesterday. (5 comments) My world view is skewed courtesy of Myopic Degeneration in ONE eye (progressive, unfixable). This messes with my balance, affecting physical activity so honing in on nutrition becomes even more key! (3 comments) Pain has been a constant in my life since my 30's (now 67.75) with my two worst foes being Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia. Sound nutrition+meditation priority in 2017! (7 comments) is planning to have one BECK of a year in 2017, starting yesterday. (1 comments) is wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year !! (1 comments) wants to fully commit be being a big loser this year (Siebold). day 800 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/7/2017 is 'Deep in the Heart of Texas' (song circa 1941) where 'The stars at night are big and bright Deep in the heart of Texas. . .' This was taken this morning looking down our street. Day 3 - Beck Chapter 3 for my reboot. (3 comments) knows this yet had a 3-day sugar binge! When will I STOP doing this to myself?!? (2 comments) House flipped upside-down as contractors coming to replace all windows, reclaim breakfast room, move home office to former workout room, etc. MAJOR DECLUTTER AHEAD!! (2 comments) (2 comments) What I am striving for. Likes this quote. (1 comments) Happy Spring ! (first time in years our deep purple iris has bloomed) (3 comments) is using this Spring Cleaning Checklist !! (2 comments) see WATERMELLEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
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is not in competition with anyone. (1 comments) Happy May Day !! 'X' on this photo is my Dad at his elmentary school's May Fair in the early 1920s (2 comments) has lost count of the times she has been called Pollyanna. (1 comments) likes this saying is going to devote more time and effort toward personal preventive maintenance. Why? I am worth it! (2 comments) is sending this out to Spark Friends north of the U.S. (1 comments) . . (1 comments) . (2 comments) is back to tracking after two-week binge with seven-pound gain. (2 comments) . (1 comments) Choices Shedding crocodile tears here. RIP, Misty, aka MISS-T, 12-23-1999 to 08-13-2015. (7 comments) likes this: is liking this - is sharing the 10 Rules for Being Human & pondering what her lesson is to be learned from the long struggle with obesity. (4 comments) found this image that fits in with Beck, Day 5, pink version (1 comments) in Beck-speak below is exercising that resistance muscle. is not alone thanks to SP Friends (1 comments) If hunger is not the problem food is not the solution ~ The Beck Diet Solution (1 comments) If you are upset, you are entitled to feel better! You're just not entitled to use food to feel better. ~ posted 02 Aug 2015 at Beck Diet Solution Facebook page (1 comments) . (1 comments) reminds herself below is a helpful response to thoughts to eat outside of diet plan per The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S. Beck (2 comments) . Teal is the color of ovarian cancer support ribbons. My youngest sister completed her first of six chemo treatments for this on Tuesday. We are hopeful as hers was discovered at Stage 1. (3 comments) is preplanning the next day's nutrition intake as a Beck skill. Credit! in Beck-speak Oh, Well means I don't like this but I'm going to accept it and move on. (1 comments) an example of a picture speaking a thousand words Thank you to AMANDAB0023 who just posted this in her Blog Beck day 25 Identify Sabotaging Thoughts and respond to them effectively. (pink book, page 192-194) Beck day 26 Recognize Thinking Mistakes (powerful chapter for me when matched up with yesterday's identified sabotaging thoughts) is going to find time to meditate daily. (2 comments) will read this as a daily reminder to encourage me to use Beck skills I've learned. (4 comments) is getting better at creating 'Helpful Responses' to 'Sabotaging Thoughts' thanks to Beck Team Reboot (pink book) Difficult doesn't mean impossible! Beck - day 41, 'You just have to keep practicing these skills ... the key to continued success.' is reminded to look at the big picture. is going to practice, practice, practice those Beck skills, reminding herself to . . . (1 comments) is on the Beck track and is moving along it toward her goals -- 5#'s at a time. (1 comments) is glad both components in attached image are available on SP for free! Commitment has only two options. (1 comments) Weight loss + temptations quote I like. Diet vs Lifestyle Plan -- semantics that can affect perception for many. (1 comments) Keep pushing toward your goals because it is the consistent behind-the-scenes choices that lead to success. (1 comments) is sharing this Hidden Depths art poster image to illustrate what you don't see as much larger than what you do see, as WATERMELLEN commented on previous The Iceberg Illusion. (3 comments) is reminding herself to embrace change. is breaking bad habits because . . . (1 comments) Love yourself because . . . (1 comments) is working on self-approval. (3 comments) is reminding herself the choice is mine. Halloween candy indulgence last year led to a major, lengthy sugar binge. (3 comments) is currently unable to spend much time online until 2016; keep on keeping on! (1 comments) Your Perfume/Cologne is my Poison !! (9 comments) The More You Know the Better Decisions You Can Make !! Phoenix "in progress" (1 comments) Phoenix Rising Phoenix Taking Flight Phoenix Soaring "Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams." ~ S.A. Sachs Me at 18 mos., 26#'s (I have NEVER liked my photo taken, fussy hairstyles, or frilly clothes!) (5 comments) Favorite childhood pastime after climbing trees (not me, recent birthday card from a sister) (2 comments) Me, Feb 1977, thought I was very overweight here -- thank you Twiggy (3 comments) Me, Sept 1978, maintaining 32# loss on Weight Watchers for 8 months here. (4 comments) Me, Nov 1978, still maintaining (unaware of decades-long roller-coaster ride ahead). (1 comments) Me, May 1999, finished that 4-year degreee at age 50 after being 'downsized' from corporate world. (2 comments) Me, Feb 2007, This Too Shall Pass -- packed on the pounds when breaks & sprains were healing. (4 comments) My OMG photo, 10 Nov 2012, me, 275 #'s, and my 3 sisters (who is that woman?!) (5 comments) Posted this all around my home as a constant reminder (10 Jan 2014). (1 comments) (2 comments) (2 comments) (1 comments) Nightcap definition of my youth. Nightcap definition of adulthood. Nightcap reality of my 60's. Weight loss will not eliminate but will lower settings. (1 comments) (1 comments) My commitment to the Fat Loser Program for Developing Mental Toughness. Furchild when a puppy (American Eskimo Spitz). Looks are deceiving - aggressive, alpha female. (3 comments) This was a fun first for me. Habits (2 comments) (from TIME2BLOOM4ME Blog of 04 June 2014) (1 comments) I need to read this often! (source: CANDYCANE4049 photo page) (3 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) OMG Photo #2 taken 20 Dec 2014 my highest weight ever. Must. Get+Stay. On. Track. (3 comments) PHOENIX1949 taken 12 Dec 2015 (2 comments) 01 January 2015 Goal (2 comments) Spring has sprung here !! Narcissus plant in front flower bed - photo taken this a.m. 10 Feb 2015 (3 comments) strongly relates to this image. (3 comments)

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