HEALTHY4ME    
 
 
HEALTHY4ME's Recent Blog Entries

Believe you can and you will!!!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Imagine me writing that!! I know for sure last year I wouldn't have thought it let alone believed it.
Now today I do believe it and I know I will. I will do more than just lose wt, and get healthy. I will do more of the things I think and wonder about. I will make a longer list and do these things. I can only imagine what all I can accomplish!!

WOW what has to me!!! am I finally learning and really taking things in that I have read, and have been told for years. Maybe at 55 my time has come to actually BELIEVE in me, - maybe that is why for the past 5-8 years when I wanted a bracelet with believe I never bought myself one!! I am so happy and pleased with myself.

I have done well since Jan 1. Yes it is only a week but I have done a lot. A huge lot for a chicken like myself. I don't even feel chicken anymore. Sure there are lots of doubts, and worries about my knees and back but hey am checking things out and going for some.

I have started drinking/eating green smoothies, sure they aren't all "green" yet but for me to add veggies other than spinach ( which you don't taste and I was told that forever before I tried it and hey you don't!)to a fruit smoothie is wow. I now can say I am adding fruit to my veggie smoothie. At least once a day I have one either for breakfast, or lunch. For supper I made a stew just beef but I added sweet potato!!! lol, parsnips ( first time ever tried that!!) and turnip ( which I thought I didn't like!) and cabbage, carrots and only 3 med potatoes. I said supper is ready. and hubby says whats in it.... told him and he said hope I like it, I said why wouldn't you he said sweet potatoes in stew parsnips you didnt use those before ( used to throw them out of the stew pack). and we both liked it. I actually really enjoyed it.
I also made apple crisp for dessert cos it is just a dessert day, but am taking a large portion to dd cos it is her hubbys very fav. so not bad for a total non diff. veggie eater.

Also, my yoga studio is going to start a hoola hoop class with yoga incoporated in it. I am not sure if I can do it cos of my back and knees, so before buying a hoop, I will ask the back care yoga teacher what she thinks and if she thinks yes then I will get a hoop and see what that is like.

Even a few months ago, I would have said well I can't do that, or I don't like that without really questioning my old beliefs. Now I am learning to ask myself questions. One of the major one is from my spark friend BEMORESTUBBORN
"What can I do today, to make my tomorrow better?" I will think that often during the day when I am at a decision that has a good and not so good choice.

I do know that a few discrepencies are okay ( ie the one pop and cheesecake) but I also know that it is okay not to drink the pop as I am the designated drivers when I take dad and hubby to the legion. I am fine with that, before I would have said well there is nothing to drink... water girl water!!!

So this year I plan to learn enough about myself and how to help myself to reach goals, aspirations and break barriers that I have set up in front of me. I am not sure where this will lead if anywhere particular other than learning to love myself more. And hey that is a pretty important aspiration in my books, one that so many of us don't learn early enough in life.

And if along the way my hubby and dd, learn to love themselves more too hey huge bonus,( my son too but he doesn't seem to have as many "issues" as dd and hubby).

My hope for you my spark friends is that you learn to love yourself enough this year, to attempt new and different things and reach some of your goals that you have set for yourself.

HUGS to each and every one of you.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOTIVEDME 1/9/2012 7:11PM

    Way To Go Ad Star A NEW yEAR!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MZZCHIEF 1/9/2012 1:04PM

    Looks like a clean breeze has blown out all the cobwebs allowing you to see your true self.
Great start to the new year and the rest of your long life...

Woot!
: )
Mzzchief

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHATTIEGIRL 1/9/2012 1:03AM

    Hi HEALTHYFORME;

You have a great plan and you can do it. Follow through every day and you will reach you goals. It is an adventure with all we learn and how we change our eating and lives. It is all for better and having a much healthier life in our later years. Have fun along the way because it can be laughing at ourselves as we try to do exercises or try new food. Love life and enjoy your journey. Try something new every day. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

Report Inappropriate Comment
MORTICIAADDAMS 1/8/2012 6:42PM

    Sounds like you are doing great!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAANN46 1/8/2012 6:29PM

  Attitude is everything and you have a great one. emoticon

emoticon for the wonderful blog.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAURALOVESSPARK 1/8/2012 6:24PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUEBIRDSFLY 1/8/2012 5:19PM

    Wow, you have shifted and the doors are wide open for you! Wonderful This is going to be a very special year for you. Enjoy every moment!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEE107 1/8/2012 1:03PM

    Way to go and baby steps is the best way

Report Inappropriate Comment
GERIKRAGH 1/8/2012 11:29AM

    I spent the last two years learning to eat properly and this year I'm ready to exercise better. I detest exercise and it's the one think I givre up without any excuse whatsoever. I'm trying to push my limit without pushing too far.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNNICE 1/8/2012 11:20AM

    I've really enjoyed experimenting with new foods and flavors since joining SP. Reminds me of that old commercial "Hey, Mikey! He LIKES it!!"

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELNISTA 1/8/2012 11:06AM

    It is all a matter of baby steps. You are on your way! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOVESLIFE48 1/8/2012 11:00AM

    Sounds like this is your year!! emoticon Keep up the great work!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAIDAMONTREAL 1/8/2012 10:54AM

    Congratulations! You are starting off on the right track! Hope this will be the year for you and also for your husband and kids.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEST_LIFE_NOW 1/8/2012 9:41AM

  I believe that you can do everything you set your sights on! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
IAM_HIS2 1/8/2012 7:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Looks like 2012 will be your year!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEDAY 1/8/2012 7:57AM

    emoticon AWESOME...yes, you CAN...ENJOY the discoveries!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARKSTIPANOVSKY 1/8/2012 6:45AM

    Well done you +Mark

Report Inappropriate Comment
FIT2BETHIN 1/8/2012 6:31AM

    Very inspiring! Makes me think about my can or can not Do's!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IDLETYME 1/8/2012 5:28AM

    Wonderful blog. You are certainly on the right direction for a healthier happier Cindy!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENNYBAKER247 1/8/2012 4:55AM

    Fantastic blog! LUV it!!! Way to go. Keep up the good work. WooHoo!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHERYLDS 1/8/2012 3:50AM

    famtastoc ...never let go of that feeling emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEW-CAZ 1/8/2012 3:11AM

    emoticon blog Cinders what a great start to the year, so positive emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HAPPYWALKER 1/7/2012 7:23PM

    What a delightful, positive blog! I'm glad you are enjoying those green smoothies. They are SO good for you, like a shot of instant energy. The yoga with the hoop sounds interesting; I hope it turns out you can do it.

The catchphrase for Weight Watchers this year is BELIEVE. If you believe you can do something, you will do it.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 1/7/2012 7:22PM

    Great blog Cindy! What a change you've made this year and what a great way to be starting a new one! WTG!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/7/2012 7:11PM

    Very well written Cindy, so very impressed, you are so on the right track!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Friday eve jan 6

Friday, January 06, 2012

First fall off the wagon and got right back on. Had a coke at the legion while they drank and then a half slice of a very small slice of cheesecake. But thats okay now it is gone - came with the meal for this friday eve at legion. DD was able to come with us, and one of her friends that really likes dad and dad likes her was able to come so was sort of fun. I brought my charm bracelet book and we were wishing which ones we want lol
So I got the bracelet, the butterfly, turtle and dd bought half of a heart engraved lock. they just click so the others dont slide as much. I ordered the believe as it was special order and hubby said he would get it for me for valentine and it will come around then.
Not a lot more, hubby stayed home as he isn't feeling well, and dd and I went to mall, dropped her off home, and then was home for bit then picked dad, and dd went to legion and now home again.
going to go sort some stuff out in spare room again. Oh going to go joyinky walk first. lol
HUGS all

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

COSMIC_ENERGY 1/7/2012 5:56PM

    Feeling the up energy from here. Made a agreat yellow split pea, cabbage and other veg soup. Roating eggplants, onions mushrooms and peppers tonight.

Report Inappropriate Comment
4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/7/2012 12:57PM

    The bracelets sound wonderful. I love the idea of a charm bracelet for memories/rewards.
It also sounds like you are keeping your goals in mind but still able to enjoy the sweeter side of life. Hope hubby feels better.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEW-CAZ 1/7/2012 3:55AM

    Your braclet sounds delightful Cinders, glad you had a good day emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOTUSFLOWER 1/7/2012 1:16AM

    The bracelet sounds wonderful, and I agree with Deanna - one piece is OK, but in moderation. Love ya!

Report Inappropriate Comment
STARFIRE125 1/7/2012 12:20AM

    Your bracelet sounds pretty! A small piece is much better than a large! You can do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/6/2012 9:34PM

    The bracelet sounds beautiful, glad you had a great day
Hugs
Anjay

Report Inappropriate Comment
MORTICIAADDAMS 1/6/2012 8:42PM

    The bracelet sounds so cool! I would love looking through the wish book too. I hope your hubby feels better soon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 1/6/2012 7:50PM

    Sounds like a great day Cindy! I agree, an occasional treat when you are out is not "falling off the wagon". You are doing great! Hugs.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TEMPEST272002 1/6/2012 7:42PM

    Hope you had fun on your walk. Don't sweat the cheesecake. A small slice is ok... just not every day. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


ARGH lost my blog

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Man I lost my blog with all my copy and pastes too... oh well that's okay. lol
I have finally decided to treat myself and use dads money he gave me for Christmas and my bday on a bracelet as he wanted me to. I had mentioned it and he picked up on it and said do it for you.
So as I said earlier I wasn't sure on a bracelet with the word beleive engraved on it, which I wasn't able to find other than in a mens style, or those new charm bracelets that are the rage... I went to one store and they didnlt sell letters so went to pandora who sells letters and all. Saw a nice bracelet there along with the letters and some others. but it is not as nice when I have 7 letters and don't really want to break the word up. So... wasn't sure.
then went to another store and saw some others and went home and on line they have a neat believe one. So I have decided to get that and some others. To get the bracelet and believe as it is more as a diff. design, and 2 others is a bit more than what dad gave me but hubby said he will buy me the believe for valentines. I said if I use the xmas money I have enough.
so will go get the charm links again...

https://ca.chamilia.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP
.enfinity/WFS/CHA-Web_CA-Site/en_US/-/
CAD/SPAG_DesignYourOwn-ViewFlashApp#/B
eadshttps://ca.chamilia.com/is-bin/INT
ERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CHA-Web_CA-Site/en
_US/-/CAD/SPAG_DesignYourOwn-ViewFlashApp#/Beads

http://ca.chamilia.com/Believe-Treasure-
Bead-p1140026.html

and then the inside

http://ca.chamilia.com/Believe-Treasure-
Bead-p1140026.html

the blue is from the give back collection where they give a portion of sales to support bone marrow tranplants for diff diseases
http://ca.chamilia.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.
enfinity/WFS/CHA-Web_CA-Site/en_US/-/C
AD/SPAG_DetailPage-JSONViewPage?SKU=1140111

and the turtlehttp://ca.chamilia.com/is-bin/INTERS
HOP.enfinity/WFS/CHA-Web_CA-Site/en_US
/-/CAD/SPAG_DetailPage-JSONViewPage?SK
U=1140220

saw another one like the believe and when you open it says I love you. told hubby he can surprise me with it for our anniversary or hey really surprise me and just give it to me on any old day. he just laughed.

But figure this can also be my rewards thing as some give something on diff amt of lbs. I more am just pleased that I am learning about me, making me healthier and such adn that is my reward. I usually think i will do something and forget but hey been a long time since I have done for me, and since 2004 life has been really hard in a few diff ways so maybe I will save my pennies and who knows.

So today walked, dog, ate a huge salad, had no smoothies today but will have one for breakfast. am goign to make a stew, with yes beef, but also sweet potatoes, turnip, butternut squash and then reg veggies peas, carrots etc. I am really excited to make it and am really pleased with myself even for wanting it.
now to get myself to bed before midnight, no wonder not waking till 9!! but have found since not working that my body likes at least 7.5 -8 hrs sleep for sure, hubby seems okay on 6.5 -7
night all. hope you enjoyed my pics of my ideas.

HUGS


  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MAGGIEROSEBOWL 1/10/2012 9:25AM

    LOVE these bracelets, but they are so darned expensive. I hate to ask hubby to start buying me one, but then I guess he could get me a charm each year for my birthday, Christmas, anniversary. It would make life easier for him, so really I'm doing him a favor to ask for such an expensive gift. emoticon LOVE the believe and turtle beads. I want to get the Dreams Do Come True bead as well. ENJOY!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MORTICIAADDAMS 1/6/2012 8:39PM

    Cool!! I want one too now. LOL. Th bracelets are really neat!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TEMPEST272002 1/6/2012 11:03AM

    Love the bracelet. You HAVE made a lot of changes this past year & you deserve the reward. Stew sounds great - proud of you for putting the sweet potatos & squash in it. Maybe that's what I'll make for supper too...

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEW-CAZ 1/6/2012 3:02AM

    go for it Cinders!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COSMIC_ENERGY 1/5/2012 11:43PM

    Love the charm--go for it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/5/2012 11:17PM

    Very nice, sounds like you had a good day
Hugs
Anjay

Report Inappropriate Comment


Jan 1 2012!!! What a thankful day!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Evening Sparkers!!!
Well nearly 8 pm here but had a super "first" day!!! Dec 31, was my 55th birthday and I had a great time. I had all my family around and we had a good time, good food and laughs. I had 1 alcoholic drink while the others had 3 or so... noone was "plastered" noone was sick just a fun time.
Dad, ds and his family and hubby and I went to dd and her hubbys. We had chinese food and watched Thomas ( who btw got a haircut - his first!) run around and amuse us. Baby Eva cried, smiled, slept a bit, nursed lol Thomas then got so tired that he crawled into the baby carrier for Eva and put a blanket on. So they left, ds came back after he got him to bed, left Anna nd baby at home.
Drove dad back to his place then we all went downstairs, and played rock band for ps3 or whatever. Ds, dd, and son law, played instruments and hubby and I sang, lol didnt' know many of the words but had fun. We left just before 2. Great time....
I got a ninja blender from hubby, we had one but wanted a better one to make smoothies green and fruit and combo. It works great!! I also got money from dad, as he overheard me say that I wanted for a few years to buy a bracelet and have the word believe engraved on it. So he said that is for you to buy a bracelet!
dd gave me 2 candle sconces sort of... they have leaves and are so pretty, changing my mind on where to put them every time I look at another wall. lol
ds forgot my card and gift in the mix to get 2 babies and their stuff to dds and we all stayed home for today, other than dd who came down for a bit.

Today I didn't wake till nearly 9. Slept well and woke to a back rub and neck rub too! We didnt' go walk the dog on the beach as I had hoped cos it was just tooo cold and wet, rained a lot the day and night before. That's okay cos today I did great on other things I wanted to achieve and do. I ate very very healthy, although dd did bring the cheesecake bday cake that we didnt eat last eve down, so we all had a wee slice.. other than that I ate very well lots of veggies, a veggie and small fruit smoothie and nothing processed _ well that small bit of cheesecake but thats okay.
I am also going to do some more joyinky walking, have to go slow for bit as had some extreme pain in the bursa of my bad knee but right now is okay, so when done here going to walk.

I am wishing that everyone on spark not just my friends would watch this video I am putting on... it is so worth every ,minute and gives you hope if you are ill and to learn to take care of your body. I sent it to some of my reg. email friends and hope that you that read it here, will fwd to friends and family.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl
es/archive/2011/12/23/overcoming-multi
ple-sclerosis-through-diet.aspx?e_cid=
20111223_DNL_art_1

I do have another blog that I want to write but felt it was all personal so will do it later.
Take care and hugs to you all!!!
Cin

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 1/9/2012 8:29AM

    Happy belated b-day. Sounds like you enjoyed yourself this year:)

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEW-CAZ 1/2/2012 3:02AM

    Happy Birthday Cinders, sounds like the perfect day emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TEMPEST272002 1/1/2012 11:47PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Happy Birthday!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/1/2012 8:58PM

    Awesome start to the New Year
Happy Birthday again
Hugs
Anjay

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 1/1/2012 7:12PM

    Wonderful start to the new year Cindy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DUTCHDAVE 1/1/2012 7:01PM

    sounds like a good day

Report Inappropriate Comment


Musings on a windy evening

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hi Sparkers, I am getting ready to take me and my book to bed. Hubby has borrowed bil tablet to see if he likes this one so is busy in his own corner. lol but I started thinking and planning etc. so here I go again.

As so many of you know, I have struggled with negativity all my life having learned it from my parents at a young age then having dh suffer from depression/anxiety for years without medication. He is doing much better now but still can be a worry to know if he is going to continue being okay. But I don't worry about it on an ongoing day to day basis, just if I see him getting overwhelmed etc. as in dd bathroom reno, and our house decisions. But so far he has done very well with both. He is nearly done the bathroom, and house stuff well still a bit undecisive but we are closing in on probably staying here a few more years unless the woods one comes back with a great price which is doubtful.

This past few months I have been working on being more positive, more sure of myself and learning to take care of me, not everyone else with no regard for me and my time. I have started yoga for my back and love it. I also made a spot for me in my craft room with a small short table and candles a mat and pillow so I can sit or lay my yoga mat down. One of the candle holders was mums and when I light that one ( a crystal one with a hummingbird on it) I think of her. Know she is my angel helping me along. and yes I am stubborn with her just like always lol

I also have been trying to learn and try out diff. diets or health ways. Not diets in lose wt actually but healthy ways. I tried Paleo which works for my son and in some ways I do agree... but the more I read of vegetarian, vegan, green juicing etc. that too sounds right. I still am not sure I will ever be a vegetarian let alone a vegan but at least I can see me being more adventurous and not saying I won't be able to do it, no way. but now can say I will try it some at least. I have added more than just spinach to my smoothies and less fruit so far it is good but have a way to go. I also have finally liked sweet potatoes ( yes it has brown sugar but hey for now that is a start and it only had a sprinkle.), and in my cupboard and ready to be made tomorrow for supper is sweet potato, turnip,( yuk) but trying it again, and butternut squash. I am going to sprinkle with olive oil and some brown sugar and roast them. We will also have chicken breast but I am debating on having mine and maybe making some chicken soup with it. that way adding a ton of veggies to it. Had turkey soup at sister in laws today was great.

I am going to start this year with a few goals... I have some ways to help me keep at them too. so that even though some are the same some are new.
- drink my water ( yea I know but am learning how imp it is, I knew but guess I am a slow learner or remember-er!)
- walk the dog when it isn't icy or pouring rain
- to do the above - keep taking my pills till I can figure a good ratio to take them as don't want to take them daily... supposed to and will for now to get better
-meditation which is easier as I love my little area and have time now ( no trying to start earlier or do it after work)
- keep my back care yoga weekly

so those are regular and similar if not the same
these are newer
- strength training and STICK with it
-sauna 3 x week I have an infared sauna and feel good after using it so USE IT
-journal in the book I got for myself as a bday present but as a gratitude journal of my day I have a new notebook for my observations and food, health, exercise notes.
-use the ideas and notes I made to eliminate the boredom eating I do, and when I start wandering around the house to eat either drink some water, joyinky walk, or choose an idea from my pretty flower pot.

Yes some of this may seem like a lot and yea it is, but with my new attitude, my new ideas, learning and tryings I am sure I can do it. Yes I will sputter, fail, start my engine again. but my goal is to remember that without healthy fuel, movement daily my body will sieze up like an old car.... I want to be the great new fuel efficent model and feel and look great. I want my arthritis to lessen if able or be able to manage it better. So far my back and knees and thumbs are the worse. I don't have high bp, dont have diabetes, high cholesterol just so far my arthritis and my neuropathy. Hopefully I can help them all.

biggest challenge I think is going to be the strength training, not even that I don't like it I just dont stick with it.... so may need some hey have you done any st .... from you guys.

I have to say I wouldn't be able to do this or wouldn't be in the place I am without a few special sparkers who have helped, listened and hugged, prodded and just been there for me. Thanks for helping me find my way, watch when I try and listen when I rant. I have needed each and every one of you........ you are all special in diff ways and all make me learn and think which is what I need.

Going into my new year, ( my bday is new years eve ) and a new year,with new insight more willingness to try and also to incorperate new and diff. things, I have a new plan, some the same, some new. but as dr phils says hows that working for you... well for 31 years I thought I knew what was working and obviously it hasn't worked. so on to a new attitude, and ability to try.

And sparkers don't think I have forgotten I am an athelete in training for the Walk for Arthritis June 10 2012!!! I am going to do that one for sure!

HUGS and many many thanks to so many of you.

My mantra is What can I do today to make my tomorrow a better day ?

Now I will go to bed and read for a bit. Night!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CARRIGANSJOY 12/31/2011 7:57AM

    What wonderful goals for the new year! And Happy Birthday!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/29/2011 10:49PM

    Good night Cindy,, great blog, a lot of insight and goals, which I know you can accomplish.
Hugs
Anjay

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 12/29/2011 10:25PM

    Goodnight Cindy. Things seem to be coming together, I hope you have a wonderful 2012!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROWER03 12/29/2011 10:06PM

    Happy Birthday!

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 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 Last Page