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Our future is in our hands

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

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First create a great dream for your future. Then create concrete plans. Finally, take action and persevere.

this quote is for our new year. we have to have concrete plans for this journey or we will end up where we have always been. nowhere....so this day and all through this month let's try to plan. plan meals, snacks, exercise, relaxation time. but most of all let's plan for our future as healthy individuals.

let's imagine a world where we won't have to take pills for depression, heart, diabetes, anxiety. we can have all this with just a bit of planning. diet and exercise is key to living a healty lifestyle. the few minutes it takes us to prepare for the coming week is the difference between living a full life today or short changing us tomorrow.

i for one am ready to plan and succeed. i have takend this one step at a time. i have gotten upset, overeaten at many functions, gotten less then perfect sleep. but this day i am taking control of my future. afterall it is up to me to succeed or fail and i choose succeeding.

  
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THE_JULES1 12/2/2009 9:49AM

    Great quote and a great post!

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BELTONWALKER67 12/2/2009 7:58AM

    Very good post and a great reminder for all. emoticon

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BEAMISH7 12/2/2009 7:56AM

    This was the perfect timing for me to read your words and take them to heart. You are so right that it just takes a little bit of time to plan ahead for the week...and it makes all the difference.
And how wonderful to know, absoultely know, that Jesus the Christ is there to guide us through the rough spots.
Thanks for your post.

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RITAROSE 12/2/2009 7:12AM

  I wrote down your quote. It's a good one to remember. December is a difficult month to persevere, we all need to hear a pep talk now and then, so THANK YOU for posting such a good one! emoticon

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challenges of the coming month

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter, but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

this is so true in life and on spark. we encounter many challenges daily with trying to live the healthy lifestyle. some brought on by us and some from the world at large. it is how we repond to certain challenges that decide if we will succeed or fail. that has never been truer then in this month alone.

we will face many challenges this month, candy, cookies, parties, gifts of chocolates, offiec festivites. how we take each head on is going to mean the difference of winning this month or not.

so lets decide here and now how we shall handle the powers that be. we can come out ahead this month all we have to do is have faith in our abilities as well as prepare for the days and weeks ahead.

good luck to each and every one of us this coming month. i for one am going to give it all i've got.

  
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BELTONWALKER67 12/1/2009 2:40PM

    Great Blog & Great Inspiration to stay on track! Happy Sparking!

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AWYEAGLE 12/1/2009 1:13PM

    Way to go. What a great attitude to propel you into the new year. I think I'll join you!

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HARLEYANGELONE 12/1/2009 8:19AM

    Me too..Portion size and gotta keep up with my exercise, even if it is only 30 mins at least it is something..Not going to blow it now..I say to myself I can get that food anytime. It is easy to say but I will make it happen!!!
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IUHRYTR 12/1/2009 7:56AM

    emoticon emoticon -- Lou

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GABBIE00 12/1/2009 7:39AM

    christmas day and the after is the 2 days I'm worry about.Gonna do my best not to over eat.

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PVILLELADY 12/1/2009 7:31AM

    That's the spirit, girlfriend! I LOVE that 'tude!! You're gonna come out a winner at the end of this month!

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i'm succeeding

Sunday, November 29, 2009

emoticonas i sit here i have yet to weigh in this morning. i 'm still having coffee and trying to open my eyes fully. i really have decided that no matter what the scales should say i am succeeding. i'm getting ahead in this battle and i intend to stay there. i divided all my leftovers from thanksgiving, i measured out servings and put them in individual bowls and froze, and i bought a new workout suit. spark says if i have a new outfit to workout in i will want to get out there. i'm givng it a try. i have been slowing down on my walks this fall. when the cold hits i stay inside. but i have no excuse today, i bought gloves, ear wraps, and my suit. i promised my babies we would go and now i have to come through if not for me for them. my dogs love the walk and i have short changed my workout buddies as well as myself. so i'm getting up and getting moving. there is always next weeks weigh in and the next. i have to keep looking forward. we can't go back and i have to live for this moment. this moment says to me get up and get moving. so to my spark friends i say......today is a fresh new day, let;s give it heck. emoticon

  
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CINDYHOUGHTON 11/30/2009 10:16AM

    You have the right attitude. Wow I am proud of you for measuring, weighing and freezing. Now that's thinking ahead for you success!

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PVILLELADY 11/29/2009 8:18AM

    Michelle, you're a winner no matter what the scale says! WoooHoooooooo, you GO, girl!!

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JHADZHIA 11/29/2009 8:06AM

    Nothing like those sad doggy eyes staring at you, wanting to go out, to make you move. You owe it to them and yourself to get moving in any way you can! Enjoy your new clothes!
Well done with your turkey day!
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MYSPARKS7 11/29/2009 7:57AM

    You've got me pumped. emoticon

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GABBIE00 11/29/2009 7:32AM

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PONDERINGS

Saturday, November 28, 2009

HERE I SIT WONDERING IF I WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE A LOSS THIS WEEK. WHAT STARTED OUT WONDERFUL HAS VEERED INTO WORRY STATE. THE HOLIDAY CAME WITH NOT MUCH ADO, I ATE, I MOVED ON. THEN COMES THE DAY AFTER. WITH LEFTOVER PIE, WHICH I ASKED MY DAUGHTER TO CARRY HOME AND SHE DIDN'T, AND THEN DRESSING, GRAVY. I COULD GO ON BUT YOU GET MY DRIFT. WORK ISN'T ANY HELP EITHER, DONUTS, PIZZA. WHAT IS THE DEVIL TRYING TO DO TO ME? WELL HE WON THAT ROUND. I ATE THE DONUT, ONE, I ATE THE SLICE OF PIZZA, ONE. BUT I WANT TO GET MYSELF ON TRACK AGAIN. THIS IS HARDER THAN I THOUGHT. I DO FINE, I FALL DOWN, I PICK MYSELF UP, I MOVE ON. IT IS THE SAME OLE SAME OLE ALL THE TIME. SO I HAVE DECIDED TO LET THIS MOMENT PASS. I WILL MOVE ON. THIS IS A NEW DAY WITH NEW POSSIBILITIES.

I WILL PUT THE PIE IN THE FREEZER. THEY THAT WANT IT WILL HAVE TO NUKE IT. I WILL PUT THE DRESSING AND GRAVY IN SMALL CONTAINERS AND DO THE SAME. I CAN WIN THIS BATTLE. THE WAR IS IN PROGRESS AND I HAVE TO HAVE ALL MY WITS ABOUT ME TO SUCCEED. SO TILL NEXT TIME. I WILL GET THERE FROM HERE. IT MAY TAKE A BIT LONGER THEN I HAD FIRST THOUGHT..........BUT THAT IS LIFE. DEVIL STEP BACK, JESUS IS LEADING MY WAY.....

  
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MISTYBLUE23 11/28/2009 8:48PM

    I am in canada so thanksgiving was in october...but christmas partaking and when your single they bring you food so ...the freezer is a great Idea and if every one can keep you busy with support i know you will make it..you keep going girl keep going for the ones like me that haven't begun their journey really. you make it real and that is half the battle not sugar coating the climb is refreshing for a new person to spark. emoticon

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JLGGLASS 11/28/2009 8:45AM

    you can do it

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THE_JULES1 11/28/2009 8:08AM

    It is hard. Leftovers just staring at you. You can do it. Put them out of your line of sight and everytime you feel like you are going to get some, drink a big glass of water. It helps.

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FERRETLOVER1 11/28/2009 7:53AM

    You have the right attitude - you can do it!

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now, back to work

Friday, November 27, 2009

the holiday is over and i must get back on track. i had a bit of pie, ok maybe a bit more than that, but i'm ready to get back to basics today. one day will not undo all my hard work. i hope all had a wonderful day. now on to the next, christmas. man cookies, candies, wow i have some work todo. god bless. michelle.

  
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POLK-A-DOTS 11/27/2009 8:08AM

    I had pie too! And, yes, you are correct, one day will not un-do all the hard work! BUT, one day can lead to another, and yet to another, etc.....So.......NO MORE PIE! LOL! Have a great Holiday Season!

~Embi

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