JAZZEJR   97,189
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
JAZZEJR's Recent Blog Entries

Out with the old, in with the new...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Thoughts and beliefs, that is...

I know how I should eat, but I just can't resist a good ____....

I know all the wonderful benefits of exercise, but I just can't get up off this couch....


Steve Siebold has written a myriad of books on training minds to think better thoughts in order form a belief system to will propel us toward achieving our goals in life. Another Sparker in her blog Erasing and Replacing, listed the following as some of his prescriptions that could benefit us:

The key message here? We don't even have to believe the new beliefs at first. Repeating the new beliefs, the ones that serve us better, will change our actions, and when our actions change, we'll get different results. And then we will believe those new beliefs. (Yup, diets are linear but erasing and replacing beliefs is circular).

OK, in the realm of weight loss, what new beliefs will serve us better?

Siebold suggests three, just to get us started:

1. I eat for health and not for pleasure.

2. I always stay 100% compliant.

3. I love to exercise because it makes me feel good.

Repeat the new beliefs, he says. Keep repeating 'em until you believe 'em, until your actions change, until you see the results of the new actions: and then you'll believe 'em.

Amazon.com has his books if you want more. But what I think we need to do is just keep repeating the above affirmations as we eat only what we know is good for our plan and do our exercise. I can remember when it bothered me like everything if I missed a workout. But I fell off the wagon, and now the couch just feels so good, and going off my eating plan is regarded as a TREAT. Enough already! I'm going to try Siebold's beliefs. Are you with me?

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BRAVERUDE 1/15/2014 2:55PM

    So...we've been side-by-side on that couch!!
I'm in! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
THETURTLEBEAR 1/14/2014 9:23AM

    Great thoughts!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/13/2014 10:47PM

    Good idea! Self-talk helps me too.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SVELTEWARRIOR 1/13/2014 9:09PM

    I love this!!!!!!!! Going to use this!!!!!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADRIENALINE 1/13/2014 5:04PM

    Thanks for the awesome new perspective. I'm going to try it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BBONET 1/13/2014 3:50PM

    emoticon m emoticon emoticon
Let's get out mind set going for this challenge!!!
thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Some viable ideas

Friday, January 03, 2014

In case you didn't see a fellow Sparker's blog:


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ADRIENALINE 1/8/2014 6:57PM

    Not so inspiring what happened to calories in calories out?

Report Inappropriate Comment
SVELTEWARRIOR 1/3/2014 10:05PM

    Very inspiring......thank you

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHERYLP461 1/3/2014 8:20AM

    Thanks inspiring

Report Inappropriate Comment
ASYREETA 1/3/2014 7:44AM

    Thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ELRIDDICK 1/3/2014 6:57AM

  Thanks for sharing

Report Inappropriate Comment

The Supreme organic garden

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Who knew gardening could be this easy?!! I'm just thinking of planting a small garden in an area where I currently have flowers surrounded by wood chips. Boy, am I ever glad I watched this before taking up all those wood chips! At the end, he talks about how many more nutrients we get from this type of gardening. It's phenomenally simple.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SVELTEWARRIOR 12/31/2013 6:47PM

    Great idea!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADRIENALINE 12/31/2013 1:20PM

    How awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE542 12/31/2013 9:13AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
TEACHING1ST 12/31/2013 7:09AM

    I hope it goes well for you, jonnie!


Report Inappropriate Comment

We can go nuts for nuts!!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Breaking news! You know how we've been told to eat nuts for their great Omega-3s, but to watch it, and eat no more than a scant palmful because they are high in fat and will therefore stunt our weightloss efforts? Well...studies now show eating LOTS of nuts do NOT make us fat...at all!!!

Guess what does....


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ADRIENALINE 12/29/2013 2:50PM

    Very good news. I'm really curious to hear why.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SVELTEWARRIOR 12/26/2013 10:48PM

    Now this is good news!!!!!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALISWALKER 12/26/2013 4:54PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
FIT4MEIN2013 12/26/2013 10:45AM

    I have come to love walnuts which are the healthiest of all!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PB4WEGO 12/26/2013 10:04AM

    Woo Hoo! I love nuts; pine nuts, sunflower seeds, cashew, peanuts, pecans...
Thanks for the info.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PLUGINALONG 12/26/2013 9:48AM

    A few don't hurt.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEPTUNE1939 12/26/2013 9:28AM


Report Inappropriate Comment

Happy Birthday to me yesterday, and Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus today!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The really important one is today, so Merry Celebrations to you all on His behalf. I hope it is as joyous a day for you as it is for me.

Yesterday was a quiet celebration of my 68th year on this earth, because the ice storm made the roads a bit treacherous for travel. But that was OK--I thought I'd have a quiet day of reflection, but my family and friends had the phone ringing all day.

I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with all my favorite dishes--huge prawns bathed in garlic butter, baked potato with butter and sour cream--they were small so I had two, green beans and white wine! Ta da! So good! Even though I can see the Spark dieticians shaking their heads. I'll be good again...tomorrow.

Then I thought of some things I still needed to get done before Christmas, and decided, "Nope, not on my birthday!"

It's so nice to reach the age of "I'll do it if I want to, and if I don't, well...."

It's wonderful to be in such good health that I actually forget how old I am, and have a tendency to refer to others my age as "the elderly," not considering myself a member of their group.

I'm just truly thankful for life, in all its colors and textures. I'll take it all...all that I can get.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

COLUMBINE2 12/29/2013 11:04PM

    I'm glad you had such a great birthday! You are the youngest 68 I've ever seen or known! Lookin' awesome and getting better every day, I'd say!

Glad you had a fun birthday ... with prawns..........my fave! Here's to the best year ever with lots of fun, good health & NEW friends, opportunities & challenges met! Go, baby, GO!

Report Inappropriate Comment
EJOY-EVELYN 12/26/2013 1:51AM

    Stay young, girlfriend! You look marvelous. Many blessings to you this day as we enter and celebrate the Second Day of Christmas. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

Report Inappropriate Comment
SVELTEWARRIOR 12/25/2013 9:56PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BBONET 12/25/2013 6:17PM

    Happy Birthday dear friend!!! What a great day to be born!!! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALISWALKER 12/25/2013 4:52PM

    Life is good!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JTREMBATH 12/25/2013 1:14PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTLYLE 12/25/2013 9:33AM

    Great attitude and outlook on life, Happy Birthday yesterday and a Big Happy Birthday to our Lord and Savior!

The Old Farmer Skeeter 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 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Last Page