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Encouraging Words

Monday, July 07, 2014


* Take a 10 - 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

* Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life.

* When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to_____today. I am thankful for ____."

* Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

* Drink tea and plenty of water. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

* Try to make at least three people smile each day.

* Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

* Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

* Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

* Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

* Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

* You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

* Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

* Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

* No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

* Frame every so called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this really matter?"

* Forgive everyone for everything.

* What other people think of you in unimportant. Truth is, they're probably not thinking of you at all.

* GOD heals everything -- but you have to ask Him first.

* However good or bad a situation is, it will change. Change is the ONLY constant in the universe.

* Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!

* Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

* Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for _____. Today, I accomplished ____."

* Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

* When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it!

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STARLITNIGHT 7/23/2014 9:57AM

    I love your blog, thank you for the inspiration from this article. emoticon

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MAWMAW101 7/8/2014 10:30AM

    Oh wow, love this article....
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Your page is the scene I plan on tomorrow.....going to the beach!

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DWORB415 7/7/2014 10:03PM

    I love this! emoticon emoticon

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EMMACORY 7/7/2014 3:14PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 7/7/2014 2:23PM


God bless,


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New Goals for Spring BLC

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Journey Continues

Goals for the Spring BLC Challenge

Long term Goal

1. Lose 20 pounds

2. Eat healthy as a mainstay and lifestyle

3. get rid of my sugar addiction and eating refined carbs

Short term Goals

1. Lose 7 pounds this challenge

2. Eat Healthy everyday

3. Track my food daily

4. Continue to drink water daily

5. Relearn Healthy eating cooking

If anyone has any recipes ... please feel free to send them on ( or a great cookbook) :-)

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MYLENA 4/12/2014 2:46PM

    I really like your goal list. How are you doing so far?

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DWORB415 3/12/2014 7:36AM

    I also struggle with a sugar addiction. I finally stopped using sugar and liquid sugary creamers in my coffee, which was a huge step in the right direction for me. I still fight the sweet tooth every evening though! Good luck to us both in the fight against sugar! emoticon

I have a great recipe for a zucchini lasagna if you are interested. It's great because you use zucchini instead of pasta, and the taste is surprisingly very similar. I'll have to find the recipe and send it to you.

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    I like your goals

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NAPPIGURL 2/21/2014 1:34PM

    Those are great goals, Lily! Emma is right, there are some great sparkrecipes out there! My favorite one is the stuffed bell pepper recipe. I have also made the fiesta crockpot chicken recipe. Another site I love to go look for recipes is
Good luck with all of your goals! You can do it!!

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EMMACORY 2/21/2014 11:10AM

    Hi Lily,

I would be happy to share recipes. Do you have a leaning towards a particular type of food, meal? I have loads of recipes that I have collected over the years on my computer. Also under the recipe of Spark People you can see recipes in Spark Cookbook and the Solution one. There are some good ones there.

Your goals are focused. emoticon Looking forward to sharing the spring challenge with you. June emoticon

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Jan 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

OH Boy, yesterday not good and today not so good.. I have relearned how important it is to track my food... How easily we forget. WOW, can i lose those calories... I must get back on track!

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TINAKATRINA1 1/17/2014 9:18AM

    I know you can get back on track. We've done it before, right? :) Put your reminders in front of you throughout the day! emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 1/14/2014 2:11PM

    That's the attitude!! emoticon Great thinking. We learn from our mistakes and keep moving forward. emoticon emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 1/14/2014 11:55AM

    Hope today is better!

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GRANDMABABA 1/12/2014 9:33PM

    Great success to you!

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MSEMBERSTORM 1/12/2014 9:17PM

    You can do it! Tracking is such a big help. Keep pushing!

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EMMACORY 1/12/2014 2:06PM

    Tracking is not fun yet it does keep us accountable. Do your best and forget the rest! emoticon

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PATSYB7 1/12/2014 9:10AM

I have to track--probably for the rest of my life, if my past is any indication. LOL Keep Sparking!
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AQUAGIRL08 1/12/2014 8:06AM

    I am right with you on tracking. I need to get with the program too!

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Trying to find an easy way to save exercise links from Sparks...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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AWESOMECHELZ 12/16/2013 6:12AM

    I use Firefox and I started a new folder called "Spark People" and I bookmark the page I want to save the same way I bookmark and save other website pages.

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SUSANELAINE1956 12/15/2013 7:55PM

    Can you set them up as a favorite or bookmark them? That's what I do. emoticon

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EMMACORY 12/15/2013 7:49PM

    I do not know but why don't you post the question on the message boards under the technical section? emoticon

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Comment edited on: 12/15/2013 6:26:57 PM

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DJ4HEALTH 12/15/2013 5:39PM

    Wish I knew how too. Sorry

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New Year Goals

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I have been thinking on this the past week. I realize I once again need to buckle down. It is always amazing to me how easy it is to fall into old habits... :-(

1. Start planning meals ahead of time
2. Plan more veggie dishes at meals
3. Get back into whole grains
4. More fiber in diet
5. Make an exercise plan so it is not so hit and miss
6. Plan portions for my dh ( which means learn to cook less amounts) LOL
7. Less computer time and more planning time ( plot out times for the areas in my life that need it)

I see a pattern and it has to do with planning. Life is very busy with my new job. So many plans in the making! But this is important , also....

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KAYLSLYNN 1/6/2013 5:39PM

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    Great (insightful) plan! We know what to do. We just need reminders of the details sometimes.

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CORKYTHEMOM1 1/6/2013 1:55PM

    emoticon Tracey!! Thank you for sharing your awesome goals! There is no doubt in my mind that you WILL achieve each one. I'm cheering you all the way! Have a Sparktacular Sunday!

~ Monika ~ emoticon

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EMMACORY 1/6/2013 12:38PM

    Sounds like you have a plan. Now to implement it! Go for it! You can do it and will do it. I tend to plan in my head and probably need to get it on paper too. Have a great week! June emoticon emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 1/6/2013 7:47AM

    emoticon goals! emoticon

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