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gratitude journal

Sunday, December 30, 2012

i've seen posts on facebook lately about having a gratitude jar. i love the idea of a beautiful vase holding colorful tidbits of goodness, but i think i'm going to go with a journal instead--it will fit into my life better, and still accomplish making thankfulness a daily habit. i'll keep it simple, limit my entries to one sentence, and practice intentional gratitude.
there are other things i want to accomplish in 2013, but this is my first "resolution." i'm excited about this one.

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SBULLA1961 12/31/2012 11:25AM

    Great idea, I've never kept a journal but maybe I will start using the one here on Spark People.

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EBURGITE 12/31/2012 11:14AM

    thanks! i picked up my journal last night....it's got lots of room for gratitude.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/30/2012 6:43PM

    Great idea!

Hope you have a Happy New Year!

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BEEJAY49 12/30/2012 3:43PM

    Great idea! :) Hugs!

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PJBONARRIGO 12/30/2012 11:18AM

    It sounds like a great plan! Happy New Year to you! emoticon

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THEEXERCISER 12/30/2012 11:18AM

    I love this idea!

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and yet another light bulb moment....

Saturday, December 08, 2012

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i realized this morning that i'm still waiting for a "moment" to arrive when i've got it all under control...i'm not eating to much, or too little, i'm exercising the right amount, and it's all wonderful. it's odd when i realize i've been operating under a false assumption; in this case, my assumption is that i'll discover a magic formula that i can follow for the rest of my days. i feel pretty foolish putting it in print, but exposing it to the light will help me correct my error. my weight has been up and down for a while, within about 7 lbs, but it's now staying up. i was perplexed, since things had been working great, so i wondered what's the issue??? i evaluated what's changed...i haven't been eating terribly differently, but i have been expending less calories.
emoticon if i decrease my output, i'd better decrease my intake, if i increase my intake, i'd better increase my output, and vice versa. that's sort of "no, duh!" but sometimes my mind needs to be firmly schooled in the truth. like i discovered, AGAIN, this morning.

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COMPUCATHY 12/14/2012 8:09PM

    The truth will set you free! Good job of facing the truth head-on! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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WORTHART 12/11/2012 7:39PM

    It's funny how you can know something but not really know it. Does that make sense? I've know for years all the things I needed to do to get healthy but never put it into practice. It was too hard! I didn't want to! My inner child is a handful.

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ASTRA58 12/10/2012 11:42AM

    Love those lightbulb moments when even though you "knew" it, it suddenly explodes in your mind and not only do you know it, now you get it!

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EBURGITE 12/9/2012 12:11PM

    thanks, ladies. i appreciate your encouragement and understanding. it's so good to know i'm not alone!

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4DOGNIGHT 12/9/2012 11:29AM

    Me, too! Still waiting!

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ILOVELIFE2012 12/9/2012 8:30AM

    a love those "light bulb" moments!!!! Good for you, thanks for sharing!

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    Blogging is an amazing tool. Makes you think about what's going on in your head as it relates to this journey! I'm glad you had the "light-bulb moment" and decided to share it with us.
Best wishes!

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PJBONARRIGO 12/8/2012 9:59PM

    emoticon Yup, it "looks" so simple when you write it out. Stay the course :-)

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BEEJAY49 12/8/2012 4:14PM

    Great! Also change up your routine now and then and that will help also. :) HUGS!

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JACKIE542 12/8/2012 1:50PM


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BARDT01 12/8/2012 1:48PM

    realization is an amazing thing

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twinkie diet

Friday, November 30, 2012


i have not heard this news before today, that you can eat twinkies, ho hos & ding dongs and still lose weight. maybe last year, this would have thrilled me, but it honestly made me want to....ummm...toss my cookies, today. i guess that shows i've made a lot of progress. but i still feel a bit gastrically unsettled.
i'll stick with a balanced diet rich in veggies and healthy food.

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TEALHAWK 12/2/2012 10:25PM

  thanks for sharing!!

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COMPUCATHY 12/2/2012 10:12AM

    Well, with Hostess closing down, this may be a diet of the past. Hope you had a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 12/1/2012 10:09AM

    I've never been a fan of twinkies, preferring Tastee Cakes instead from the East Coast.

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DJ4HEALTH 12/1/2012 12:57AM

    It may help you lose weight but how healthy is that and what do you loose? It maybe that you lose more muscles than fat too. Not worth it.

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MAGA99 11/30/2012 9:28PM

    I read about this b4 n the problem is that u dont get ur nutrients unless u have a balanced diet

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JESSICA_STULTZ 11/30/2012 3:14PM

    You can lose weight eating any food.. as long as it is done in moderation but it still hurts your body overall. Sad but true. I agree with you though. I will stick with the healthier foods. I won't say I don't eat snacks.. because I do, but I don't eat them ALL the time.

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fun size

Monday, November 26, 2012

i visited some friends i haven't seen in a while. both of the gals commented on how "little" i am. i said, "i don't feel little," and one of the guys said, "you're 'fun size.'" it cracked me up. i'd never heard that before, but apparently it's an expression that's been around. i'll be smiling about that for a while. every time i walk past those packages of little candy bars, i'll remind myself NOT eating them will allow me to BE fun size.
all that said, i hope this isn't a derogatory thing in some circles.
keep smiling, folks! emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 11/30/2012 12:20PM

    I think that's awesome! We can all relate to "candy" references! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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DIBANANA 11/29/2012 3:32PM

  That is one I want to remember. I want to be fun size. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I love to hear from those who have lost so much. It gives me hope!

You should be so proud so where are the pictures?

Keep up the good work. I bet maintaining will be tough.


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A_NEW_JAN 11/29/2012 7:52AM

    emoticon I love it!

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MISSB8604 11/26/2012 1:33PM

    Love it!

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MCSWIGAN 11/26/2012 11:20AM

    Fun Sized, so cute! So great when someone notices all the hard work. Way to Go!

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CAROL494 11/26/2012 11:14AM

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happy thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2012

wishing you all the best today--health, gratitude, love and joy. do something fun. do something active. emoticon

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 11/24/2012 11:13AM

    hoping you and your loved ones have a great one too !
congrats on the loss of 100 pounds .... I hope to attain that someday !! awesome job !!

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