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Vision Collage/Dream Board

Thursday, June 24, 2010

If you hover over 'My Tools' at the top left hand corner of the SparkPeople page, and then click on 'my SparkPoints' and then look down further on that page, you will see all the ways you can receive Sparkpoints on a daily basis. If you scroll to the next box you will see 'One Time Challenges'. One of those challenges is 'Create A Vision Collage'. I never got around to doing this.
However, last week I saw that you can now make a 'Dream Board' at! (you must sign up to register at the site to create this.) I began mine and plan on adding to it a bit more and printing it out. I wanted to pass on this fabulous tool to all Spark members so that they can complete the collage challenge for themselves. Here is the link where you can create at

Here is my 'unfinished' dream board/vision collage:

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SCAROUSEL1 6/25/2010 10:33AM

    Your dream board is coming along nicely. Thanks for sharing the link so I can can make one too.

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JOELYGIRL29 6/24/2010 7:40PM

    Thank you so much sharing that, I'm excited to try it :)

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 6/24/2010 6:34PM

I appreciate you sharing. When I did the collage for the 28 day Spark program I had no idea I would be able to follow through. I am not creative, but I have put it in one of my many journals this one designated to Spark, of course. It was actually fun, and I learned a few things along the way. emoticon
I really am impressed with the way yours is coming along! emoticon

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LSCHULER72 6/24/2010 6:22PM

    great job! I did mine last year and it pales in comparison to yours! Well done :)

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It's All About Planning, Isn't It?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I was reading today's featured article called "8 Exercise Energy Zappers" and came to this line in the article:

"Proper planning of your meals and snacks will give your body steady fuel."

As a busy Mom I am horrible at planning anything. Things kind of just 'happen'. I totally believe this is why I have been unsuccessful in losing much weight so far. I haven't planned meals, snacks, an exercise routine/time to workout, etc.

My on-going challenge to myself is going to be learning to plan things so I can be successful in getting healthy! It's the only way it's going to happen. So, I am going to need to read & research online. Learn new ways, try new recipes and do this once and for all! It's's all work! I've gotta stop being lazy about this and stop thinking this is just going to's not. I have to MAKE it happen! And the way that will take place is by educating myself. Maybe that's what I will start doing for awhile...share what I have learned through my online reading/research on my blog?

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BIBS4664 6/11/2010 11:23AM

    That is what I re started doing as of yesterday. Thanks for your info. I relate.

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GETFITNLEAN 6/10/2010 5:25PM

    Thank you for your comment 2BEATIT1. Congrats on your weight loss this far! I can only hope to succeed like you have.

I just saw this on another person's Spark Page:


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2BEATIT1 6/10/2010 5:00PM

    I also have learn that weight loss and healthy eating plan takes lots of time and work but the outcome is worth it. Just today the Dr. commented about my weight loss and said I was looking so much more vivrant. It sure has its rewards when others start noticing. I might add that is just with a 10 lb loss. Can't wait to hear what people say when I lose the 50 lbs.

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FREE E-Cookbook~Healthy Muffins

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

I saw this on a blog I subscribe to and thought I would share this with friends.

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MYRNACARRIER 6/10/2010 8:27PM

    Thanks, I was wanting to make some muffins for coffee time a church this Sunday. Will download.
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MAUREENMOZ 6/10/2010 8:49AM

    Thanks for sharing this! emoticon

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KENDALL7261 6/10/2010 6:57AM

  Thanks for sharing!

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MEDICINESQAW 6/10/2010 1:49AM

    Great link, thanks! I downloaded it and am looking forward to browsing through it.

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SMYLEERED 6/9/2010 11:29PM

    Thanks for the link...I'm sure there will be many takers.

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NANASHANON 6/9/2010 9:19PM

    Thank you for sharing that weblink!!! I downloaded the ebook and am looking forward to enjoying some muffins!!!

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Thursday, June 03, 2010

So, here I am. My first SP-blog post in quite some time. What has kept me away you're wondering? Well, let me tell you that it was a combination of things. It began with my severe seasonal allergies in April, which led to me not exercising and then eating more. I am convinced that my allergies make me sooooo hungry! This has been a pattern for as long as I can remember, but this year I realized that I should figure out a way to either (1)control the hunger I have because of my allergies or (2)come up with healthy alternatives for my cravings during this time. So, that is part of my 'homework' for right now.
When I look back on the time I have lost it upsets me because I had lost 6 lbs and if I had continued for the following 2 months, I could have lost 6 more. But, no looking back. I'm starting over. I have 14 months before I turn 40 years old and I want to be at a weight I feel comfortable with. I want to have energy and dress in clothes I look good in. I cannot do this all alone though. I need tools. Part of those tools are here at Spark People. The support from members on my teams, the exercise ideas, blogging, the tools to track eating/exercise and new recipe ideas. The thing is though, you actually have to use these tools to help you succeed and I've lacked at that. A lot. So I am am making a pledge to myself that I will educate myself more on all the tools I have available and use them to help me achieve my goals. I hope others will read this and do the same.

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SMYLEERED 6/3/2010 10:59PM

    Everything you wrote makes sense. It takes some work on our part to get to where we want to be. Nobody ever told us it was going to be easy...right? The most important part of the whole process is for us to keep doing whatever it takes now and for the rest of our lives. It doesn't stop in 6 months, or 1 year, it keeps going forever! Maintenance is just as serious, once you get to goal, you have to keep doing it or you will return to square one and have to start all over again....keep the faith, keep your chin up and don't be discouraged.

You can do it!

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MELANTHONY 6/3/2010 5:38PM

    emoticon This healthy living is hard work. I have all the excuses for getting off track... I have to stay motivated and remember a better me is at stake. My 40 is just about 6 months away and it would be so awesome to be healthy & have energy to keep up with my son. I want my son to be scared of racing me because I will win. The spark tools definitely keep me on track. It really is shocking to see the calories in even just a tiny piece of cake... definitely don't want the big piece of cake I might of had in the past! Glad to hear your getting back on track. Keep Sparking! emoticon

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Forming Good Habits

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The last week or so has been so busy. The weather has been so nice and the kids want to be outside all the time. Its been difficult to get the housework done, let alone fit in exercise. The past few days my allergies have kicked in, so I am feeling pretty lousy. I do need to get back on the elliptical and focus on healthy eating habits.

The prior weeks I was doing the elliptical 3-4 x's a week and really making eating healthy a priority. What happened? My schedule got messed up and I kind of just....gave up. And then we just had Easter weekend and I THINK I gained back 2 lbs. Ugghhh!!!!

So, back to forming good habits and ridding myself of the bad ones!

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SCAROUSEL1 4/7/2010 12:47PM

    You can do it! Take it one step, one meal and one day at a time... HUGS!

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BIBS4664 4/7/2010 11:27AM

    One day at a will do it.

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HAPPY0408 4/6/2010 11:21PM

    My life had gotten in the way just recently too. Now I need to work at physicially getting back to forming good habits again. I have no problem in my mind, but am having a difficult time physically taking action and doing something about it.

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SMYLEERED 4/6/2010 10:56PM

    emoticon for being positive! Stay in the present, work on each day at a time and you can do whatever you tell yourself to do.
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