DWSCHUYLER   25,996
SparkPoints
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints
 
 
DWSCHUYLER's Recent Blog Entries

There are no words...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I can not come up with anything profound about this tragedy, so I will let a smart and gentle man speak for me.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FLAMENM 4/16/2013 10:21PM

    Words of wisdom

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCYPAT1 4/16/2013 9:27PM

    Thanks - I love Mr. Rogers too. That is a profound and meaningful statement. I have heard many who had fantastic words of comfort, hope, and love to share - few said it quite this concisely though.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TXTOAD9970 4/16/2013 5:24PM

    I love Mr. Rogers! A gentle soul...
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Goal Setting - One or Many?

Monday, April 15, 2013



Set a goal today! I have read lots about setting goals for yourself and most times it is suggested to start small and change one thing at a time. However, when I began this seriously a little over a week ago, I made a lot of goals because I needed to feel "all in" with this commitment. While I may not end up meeting all my goals, I think having a lot of them helps me because they sort of tie in together for me. If I am taking the time to exercise, I am more likely to drink my water and eat healthy and vice versa. Also, if I have a lot of goals and miss one, I still can be positive because I was successful in another goal. What works best for you? Focus on one goal at a time or juggling many?

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FUZZIEBEAR3 4/16/2013 9:42AM

    Several at a time, and changing them as needed.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAPUNZEL53 4/15/2013 9:50PM

  Juggling many.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Pride: Arrogance or Self-Esteem?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I feel proud this week! I drank water, exercised at least 60 minutes every day, tracked my calories, and did not eat out or order take out. If I shared these details with most people, I would probably be seen as arrogant. My husband is my biggest and only cheerleader, even though he did bring home a bag of BBQ potato chips last night. But, hey, he gave up our usual Friday night pizza and wings supper. I need to feel proud, but be ready to feel humble, also. Every week is not going to be great. I am so thankful for all of you. It is inspiring to get my daily dose of successes, failures, commitment and dedication to a more healthy lifestyle. Hopefully, you will indulge me in the same way. Be proud, be prepared to be humble, when necessary, and then get right back to the feeling of pride! Make your weekend count and boost your self-esteem!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FUZZIEBEAR3 4/15/2013 10:29AM

    It's okay to be proud of your efforts and your achievements, you are not being arrogant. We are all happy for you and proud of you too!


Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCYPAT1 4/13/2013 4:08PM

    Thank you for sharing this blog with us - it really says a lot and I applaud your great week and hope whatever your next week brings, you will find plenty to celebrate.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAGGIEMAGGIE5 4/13/2013 1:09PM

    You should be proud... you've taken good care of yourself this week, and you're smart enough to know that when a week isn't so great, it's just a bump in the road - not a roadblock.
Happy to share this journey with you!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOPEYP 4/13/2013 10:47AM

    I am proud of you too! You have set your eyes on a goal and are taking the steps to meet it. The heck with what others think. You need to do this for yourself and you know that you'll always have lots of support here on SP. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUSYGRANNY5 4/13/2013 8:51AM

    Good for you, great accomplishments!! I agree, Sparkpeople gives each of us the chance to share our journey with others who have or are experiencing their own journey, so it's easy to feel accepted! You go girl!!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYJOANNA 4/13/2013 7:26AM

  You should be having a feeling of accomplishment in what you are doing. We all miss the mark sometimes, but what are you going to do with humans!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUENOSE63 4/13/2013 7:07AM

  You should be proud of yourself for every accompishment you make in life. Humility is being able to pat yourself on the back and say thanks that you got to work out today!

Keep up the great work

Report Inappropriate Comment


Strength, only physical?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength." - Oprah Winfrey

As I was reading Coach Nicole's reasons to exercise and she mentioned strength, I immediately thought of the physical aspect of it. I am not into high intensity workouts (at least not yet), nor do I love working out, but I do love how it makes me feel. I lost 60 pounds and gained 25 back. While there were some changes in my meds and I wasn't being as vigilant about my diet, I stopped exercising completely. I am now convinced that, for me, mental strength is even more important. The ability to work on keeping yourself healthy day in and day out requires mental toughness. Maybe this time I should focus on that and everything will fall into place!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PATSYB7 4/12/2013 5:52AM

    I love the feeling of power that exercise gives me. Keep up the good work and have a great day!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FUZZIEBEAR3 4/11/2013 9:20AM

    I agree. Mental strength might be even more important than physical.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Confidence

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I've been thinking about confidence today, since I am trying to read one of Coach Nicole's reasons to work out every single day. It strikes me that you can be both confident and unconfident with different aspects of your life. I am seen as one of the most confident teachers at my school - able to handle anything that is thrown my way and teaching makes me feel good. Now I have to connect the dots so that looking and feeling good are just as, or more important than my job. So...even though I am no where near my goal, confidence will come as I stick to eating healthy and exercising. Hopefully, it is a cycle. I become more confident when I stick to my goals and, when I stick to my goals, I become more confident! "I am not a has-been. I am a will-be." - Lauren Bacall

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VAILIEN1 4/13/2013 8:43PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts...It's been true for me that as long as I am continuing to work on my goals, the more I feel like I am going to accomplish them. When I make it a priority to exercise and watch my intake, I definitely make progress. Much strength to you as you work on your goals.

Peace.

Jeff emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATSYB7 4/10/2013 5:37AM

    Nice reflection! Keep up the good work. You're on your way!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Last Page