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Spring is here....time for renewal!!! Rethinking.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Well, at least on the calendar. Today it was a whopping 19 degrees outside and I really wanted to get out and walk on the new trail near my home. But, I guess, it's back to the Y to weight train....I'm due anyway. Plus, I'm treating myself to a 30 minute massage this afternoon and I am soooooo looking forward to that. I had bought the massage for my DH for a gift, but in a year, he's not used it and it's about to expire...so I told him I'm using it! lol
I think we all need to "treat" ourselves to something that is wholly good for our bodies and peace of mind once in awhile....work out the kinks....so many of us, never do such a thing. WHY? When it's so good for us. To curl up with a good book, take a hot bath, do some slow yoga...RELAX!! Even if it's just for 30 minutes. It decreases stress, therefore, it must help to decrease belly fat, blood pressure, stress on the heart....you name it!! Maybe with the renewal of Spring, we all need to look at how we treat or "treat" ourselves and show ourselves a little more love!! We only have one heart, mind...body!! Let's treat it right!!!
If you reply...list how you "treated" yourself today or plan to in the near future!

Peace be with you!!
Lisa

  
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PUPPERWUPPER 4/2/2009 3:47PM

    Lisa,

Look what I found......

http://waterfore
lephantsmovie.com/


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BR>Martha

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NEWME841 3/20/2009 9:48PM

    Well, I really treated myself!! After I got in for the massage, Dixie, the gal who does them, said I was really knotted up, and I was. So, I asked if she had anyone coming in after me, and she said no. So I had her go ahead and make it an hour massage. My calves were so tight and it was quite painful, but she was able to work on them and loosen them up along with my shoulders. Hey, it has been a whole year since I've done this and she lectured me on how important it is to take care of myself. I promised I'd take more relaxing baths, practice more yoga and just try to de-stress when I can more....make the time!! Oh, and get in for another massage before another year has passed!! We all need to do that. And treat ourselves with things other than food...though we can do that too, so long as it's healthy and within our limits. Ahhhhh....I feel like jello!

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GABESMOM0709 3/20/2009 4:37PM

    LOVE your motivation! I actually went today and treated myself to an italian ice. Soooo good. The weather's cold here, too; about 45 today. Thanks for commenting on my page!

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Ok...this is it!!! I can feel it!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yesterday morning, I think I hit "rock bottom". Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Truly. I can feel it and I can feel the positive vibes you all here are giving me. I wasted a year and didn't keep on track, but this year...I'm gonna look fine in 09!! I've started a new fitness program, my husband is starting a new nutrition program and I'm joining him. I feel I have to do this...my life depends on it. I want to be strong for my two sons, healthy for me. I want the energy back. I need it!!! I am embracing the whole food plan with no refined crap anymore! I am wrapping my head around this. Any more good vibes are welcome!

  
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PUPPERWUPPER 3/2/2009 1:23AM

    I took Water for Elephants out of the library and we started reading it tonight. I read the prologue and 1st chapter to my daughter Gabrielle. She fell asleep by the end of chapter 1 and I started reading 2 to myself....my mouth dropped open as I got to the bottom of the first page of the chapter and he says he is leaving Ithaca for Norwich.....I grew up in Norwich NY-that's freaky! It's a tiny place, I've never seen it mentioned in a novel before. Don't tell me if it figures in to the plot.....I'll let you know when I finish the book.

I am also reading a very motivational book "Younger Thinner You Diet" by Eric R. Braverman, MD TONS of good sensible talk about getting on track and getting the crap out of our diets. Lots of good info on fighting cravings and healthy eating in general-how foods/exercise effect our brain chemistry, etc. I know it's all about my brain and gaining the power to succeed. I think you would find it a positive read.

I'm Martha S. George on facebook-look me up if you have a facebook page! If you want to "friend" me just say you're a Sparker and I'll know to OK.
Thanks so much for the reading suggestions, Oh , "Bert Breen's Barn" by Walter Edmonds is a really good read aloud for kids, I think boys would especially like it. It's about a boy in the Adirondack Mountains near the turn of the 20th century and his way of life, an eye opener for kids today, not preachy just a good story

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On the mend....

Monday, September 15, 2008

Well, it's been a tough few weeks. I fell and broke my right fibula (ankle bone) and am on the mend. This has put a MAJOR crimp in my plans on trying to get back on track after the "LOST SUMMER". I basically fell off the wagon and just stayed where I was for the past 5 months or so. But I was watching the Today show this morning and saw a fellow "Sparker" who lost 110 lbs. staying on track here. It can be done with the right mindset. I'm working as I'm healing to get that mindset back. I'm close in weight to where she started and need to get to close to where she is now. I doubt if I'll ever compete in a triatholon, but I know I can move more than I am now! Currently, I'm rolling around in a wheelchair and wish with all my heart, I could just take off for a 5 mile walk on this new beautiful walking trail near my home! So, patience must prevail. Good thoughts needed!!

  
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BIGGIRL2082010 9/15/2008 12:13PM

    You can do this - the ankle will be okay soon, and then you'll be out there wreaking havoc! :)

Keep positive - it'll get you back on your feet a LOT faster!

Cheers,
Maya


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CHILDSCRY 9/15/2008 10:41AM

    emoticon emoticonHope you get your mind working the way you need to! You keep trying girl!!!! Slow and steady wins the race! hugs! emoticon

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The woods are calling me....

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


But the weather is not cooperating and it's getting me down. This is the time here in MI we normally can start hunting the elusive morel. I always look forward to this time, but in past years, this included, we have gotten some serious drought conditions going. We got over 100 inches of snowfall this past winter but that was quickly absorbed by the stressed out trees. So, everyone wish us, pray for us, whatever for rain!!!! I need the healing of a good hunt in the woods to keep me motivated as I've been slipping up and gaining some back. Today I've marked as a NEW DAY and am back to journaling and focusing on an "AOK" (act of kindness) that I'm going to do each day for the next month. It has to be something for either the planet, another living creature or another person. It also has to be something where you expect nothing in return other than the good feelings doing it gives you back! If everyone could make a point of doing this, the world would surely be a better place. Last of all, this is the 17th anniversary of my Dad's passing. He was an amazing man who lived to be 71 years young before succumbing to lung cancer due to a lifetime of smoking. I miss him dearly today and also mark this day a day to focus on taking care of myself better so I live past those 71 yrs. He was my old mushroom hunting buddy and I know he is with me in the woods whenever I go now. Here's to you Dad!!
Much love,
Lisa

  
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GRALLEN 4/23/2008 4:07PM

    What a poignant blog. My mother passed away 7 years ago due lung cancer, also a lifetime smoker.

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CILLALILLY 4/22/2008 11:44AM

    You could look for a baby bear to bring home? Just an idear?? lol The last little bit of snow melted from my yard today. Yay! Even my mini daffies are blooming but not the big ones yet. Can't wait for the lilacs to bloom and for the leaves to come out on the trees. Then, I'll have more privacy in my yard too. Wish you could go to the beach with me this summer. Sure you don't want to move up here? lol
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Searching for Strength

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Today is the first day in a week that I seriously worked out and have so far stayed within my calorie range. I am back to journaling and am back on track. I just need to keep it that way. I feel this is the place to find it! It's like this is my little safe spot to go and keep out of trouble and be with kindred spirits. SO glad Sparks exists! I want to say.."wish me luck!", but know luck has very little to do with it. Hard work, perserverance, and stamina (ha ha Cilla!), patience, balance and many more sources have everything to do with it. For now, I'm
HANGIN' TOUGH!!

Me

  
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JENNA2007CANADA 2/19/2008 1:00PM

    Keep Hanging Tough and believe that you can do it and you will - Jenna

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CILLALILLY 2/9/2008 11:07AM

    Remember those old posters with the dangling cat that say "hang in there baby"? lol

wow this font is hard to read. :)

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CHILDSCRY 2/8/2008 1:08PM

    Hehe htanks for your comment, yeah i would enjoy some chicken soup if i could taste it! lol..oh well hehe.. what are you up to today?

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CHILDSCRY 2/7/2008 11:09PM

    You can do this hugs...woohoo!

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JENNIFER124 2/7/2008 7:55PM

    keep going!!! i know what you mean by hard work...its probably the hardest thing i have had to do aside from parenting,,,,, awesome!!

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DANICUZZ 2/7/2008 7:37PM

  Yay for today. One day at a time. I am glad you are having a good day. Keep it up.

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