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June Affirmation

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Further to my earlier blog... I arrived at work and peaked ahead to the month's affirmation from Louise Hay's calendar and felt I had to share it here... as I get my mind set focused on the new month ahead...

JUNE

This month I choose to only see positive energy wherever I go. If a problem comes up, I repeatedly say: "All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. Ouf of this experience, only good will come. I am safe." By repeating this, I calm down and give the Universe time to fix the situation in the best possible way for all. My life is a Joy!!

May 31st Affirmation (again courtesy of Louise Hay's Calendar)

"All that I desire, I receive. I am fulfilled in all areas of my life."

Do you see a recurring theme here?!?

The Universe speaks and so I listen and trust that good is coming my way. All IS well in my world and I'm blessed with many wonderful things already. I am abundant and have all that I need and more... As I change my thoughts, I change my life and so it IS!

  
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BRENDA_2012 5/31/2011 3:44PM

    NEW MONTH - NEW GOALS!!!!

ALWAYS THINK POSITIVE AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!

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LISED58 5/31/2011 1:07PM

    Right on Helene! Thanks for the positive vibs. :)

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LVMAMAW 5/31/2011 12:49PM

    My Mother would always say "Positive thoughts bring positive actions". She was one smart lady!!! Proud of you, Helene!!
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NEW-CAZ 5/31/2011 11:48AM

    Too true!
Keep positive Helene!

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MEADSBAY 5/31/2011 9:42AM

    How very true.
We already have all we need.
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ANNE7X7 5/31/2011 8:20AM

    Very cool! Keep on thinking positive and working towards your goals and dreams actively and you will be fulfilled! You rock, Helene!

Walk this week??

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Closing out May

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Today I close this month out... thankfully and look ahead to a new month and new opportunity to turn things around. Life has been challenging of late... and this quote says a lot to me...

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have felt a lot of 'wrongs' this past month and working hard at seeing the good. It's not always easy being positive... and sometimes we need a breather...

I take a breath and close out this month... and hope that I can get my butt back into routine tomorrow...

  
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DOWNTOWN02 5/31/2011 10:30AM

    love RWE!!!! have a great june...YOU can do it!

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AMOHAME2 5/31/2011 10:27AM

    Yup, close out May and look forward to a wonderful June! The summer has been late in coming, but we're in for some sun and heat now so it's a great time for a new beginning! emoticon

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ANNE7X7 5/31/2011 8:19AM

    I love it! Just leave the past where it belongs: in the past. Today is an opportunity to improve your life and yourself! There's nothing you can do about the past, but you have the power to make sure the future is the way YOU want it to be!!

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DBELLE39 5/31/2011 8:03AM

    Keep the winning attitude ----tomorrow starts a new month of successes!

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MSLZZY 5/31/2011 7:29AM

    Just do the best you can-hugs!

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NEW-CAZ 5/31/2011 4:38AM

    Great attitude.
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Find YOUR Way

Friday, May 27, 2011

Today's blog is courtesy of the amazing "Daily Motivator" (link included below).

I swear that Ralph Marston knows just what to put there for me on any particular day (but of course some days just speak louder). I find that for the month of May - I have been a bit 'lost' and this affirmation is re-directing me to MY source and MY way.

Too many times we worry about outside factors, we compare ourselves (our progress or lack thereof) to others ... and this my friends is perhaps my biggest challenge... because I feel that on my SP journey I am always left behind or back pedalling that darned ticker!!

April was a pretty good month for me - I spent about 10 days in 150Ville and comparing it to this month - well I only was in 150Ville for ONE day... back up to a dreaded plateau area and currently at 164.5lbs (from my ticker point still showing at 157). Now I struggle with - do I re-set the ticker - YET AGAIN... or do I try to just make it back there again...

I'm going to give myself to the end of the month - which is just around the corner - less than a week away.

I'm going to take some time to re-strategize my plan (eating, working out, etc) AND I have to re-commit to being AF for a streak ... because it's obvious I have lost the handle on having more AF days than not. This of course leads to the weight gain (and it started with my Moncton trip).

I have to learn to live my life including those social events, but returning to my regular life before too much damage is done. I need to stop the Yo-Yoing...

So as I find my way over this weekend... I share the Daily Motivator with you and hope it helps to inspire you to do the same... as we always have to adjust our course as things occur in life... the GPS of life is never constant - the only constant is change and the difference in how we make out in the map of life is all in our ATTITUDE! Think good and positive thoughts friends... Visualize your goal and feel it as if it were here now and it WILL come!

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Find your way

Donít complain that something is blocking your path. Find a way over it, under it, around it or through.

Just because the work is difficult doesnít mean itís impossible. Find a way, and youíll absolutely make it happen.

You canít expect to be told exactly what steps will get you where you want to go. Find joy and sweet fulfillment in the fact that itís up to you to find your own way.

Donít waste your time crafting elaborate excuses or seeking the pity of others. Invest your precious time in finding a way forward.

You might think it would be nice if someone else were to cater to your every need and whim. Yet what your spirit truly desires is to find its own way, and deep inside you know that.

You were born to find your own unique way through lifeís richness of possibilities. Your treasures await, so get going right now.

ó Ralph Marston


Read more: greatday.com/motivate/index.html#ixz
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PERSISTENT_GIRL 5/30/2011 10:57PM

    You can do it Helene!! 1 foot forward is all it takes. Leave the past behind: yesterday is history, tomorrow's a mystery, TODAY is a GIFT. Thats why they call it a PRESENT.

xo

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NHGRL68 5/27/2011 8:32PM

    Don't forget about all you have accomplished. You've already accomplished so much. You have a great attitude and you are going to do just fine. You'll be in your groove in no time. emoticon emoticon

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LISED58 5/27/2011 3:24PM

    The fun thing about setting our personal goals is that we can tweak them now and again to make sure we keep enjoying the ride. Best of all, we have the freedom to achieve them one at a time, in whatever order we want to. Keep doing what brings you pleasure and take pride in each of your personal accomplishments - you've gone lots of them, Helene!! :)

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WENDYDANCER 5/27/2011 9:05AM

    I am sorry for your struggles but you are helping others realize they are not alone! Me included. Thanks for the inspiration. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 5/27/2011 8:49AM

    Absolutely, positively, sparktastic!
Me and you, kid.
Just what I needed to hear today.

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MSLZZY 5/27/2011 7:46AM

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BRENDA_2012 5/27/2011 7:36AM

    I think you look emoticonright now and even though the scale may not be budging for you - maybe you are losing inches.

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A new month is coming - enjoy the weekend, write down your goals for June and let's kick some butt together! I'm with you all the way!

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MYAKAYAH 5/27/2011 6:21AM

    "Yet what your spirit truly desires is to find its own way, and deep inside you know that."

You will find your way Helene as we all will. Granted sometimes we all want to end the journey faster to get to the prize. That is key to think good and positive thoughts. I'm glad you took a positive step and are reformulating your plan for eating, working out and such. Don't forget to take time to appreciate the beauty of life, positivity goes a long way~



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NEW-CAZ 5/27/2011 5:47AM

    weight flucuates Helene. When I was losing and not maintaining I'd gain and lose the same 3 pounds. I waited for 2 weeks to ensure the weight was stable b4 I moved my ticker down.
Now I'm maintaining and not so worried about a gain of 3 pounds as I know it'll come down again on my more active days.

And keep in mind you're fitter now and have come so far in other ways. Don't just use the scales as something that defines you
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JOHNWBROCKSR777 5/27/2011 5:22AM

    I weigh every day. I find that I will fluctuate up and down 5 pounds. I keep my ticker at the same place until I break my lowest weigh. This is a life long journey. The scales will away be a part. I enjoyed your blog. Stay the course!

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WINDSONG~ 5/27/2011 4:15AM

    Good 4 you

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Life is NOW...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quote of the day.... Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be. ~ Eckhart Tolle

So what can I do with the "Now"... I can appreciate that I had a great night's rest and that I have a roof over my head. I can be grateful for my health, my job and my kids. I can look ahead to the day with a positive light and make it so.

I managed to get up a bit earlier and have been doing some reading and reflecting. I'm finding myself at a cross roads of sorts I guess and I need to make that shift and decide which route I'm going to take. The one that gets frustrated with the back pedalling or the one that will pedal that much harder to move forward one level higher - yet again.

The month of May has not been a great one with respect to my progress on the advances in my weight loss and I believe that it's because I've lost some of that balance that is required to be successful in all things.

I need to regain the balance - by going back to the practices that leave me in a space of peace and contentment. I need to make plans and not coast blindly into the days. I need to go with the 'flow' of the water and not try to swim against the currents.

So it's time to ride the wave, all the way into shore and regain my solid footing... sink my toes into the beautiful sand... the 'beach' that is my lovely life...

Concrete plans include doing a new vision board and reading the book I purchased a few weeks ago... The Map and chart my course of life successes that are going to be the next chapter in my life.

I'm off to begin the day... with the faith that I can do ANYTHING I set my mind to! I refuse to Quit! I'm in this for the long haul friends and so happy you are here with me!

  
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NATNOEL 5/26/2011 10:41AM

    I love Eckhart Tolle...I have hours and hours of his CD'S on my ipod. I listen to him when walking on the treadmill, makes the miles fly by.

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WENDYDANCER 5/26/2011 9:42AM

    Love the quote. Definitely words to remember. Good luck with your plans. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 5/26/2011 9:03AM

    I learn so much from you, Helene.
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Get back in the groove!

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SEAWAVE 5/26/2011 7:07AM

    For some reason, your writing lately reminds me of the cocoon that is on the verge of springing open into a butterfly. You're on the edge of something important - I just know it!
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NEW-CAZ 5/26/2011 6:43AM

    Helene you are a great motivator hun, I've always thought that,you can do anything you set out to do!

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PETITFLOUR 5/26/2011 5:35AM

    You just made me realise how much we take for granted, that just isn't . Keep it up.

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 5/26/2011 5:25AM

    Yes
You are so right.
Enjoy the journey.
Stay the course!

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TYME2BME 5/26/2011 5:24AM

    I hope you find the balance you need and the road you choose brings you to the next level in your life. I am learning back pedaling doesn't work when I choose the same route over again so ride the wave right into the next chapter of your life.
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CAZADORES 5/26/2011 5:23AM

    Great reflections!
You CAN do anything you set your mind to!

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Over the edge...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I am hoping this 'hump day' will bring me back over the edge to POSITIVITY land. Those commercials that speak to how 'depression' hurts are so right... I've been feeling low/down and hoping to pick up my energy again starting with a walk at lunch today.

My numbers are up on the scale (as I knew they would be) and I'm starting to fear dates and commitments I made publicly. I need to STOP this and regain my focus on the good... so I'm going to work on this by getting back to some reading.

I fear that I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with just too many things at once again (financial stressors, year ending with my presidency, school events, the girls will be leaving soon...)

I need to just BREATHE... I know all the advice and things I should be doing to turn things around ... just have to hit that 'jump-start' button to get my upbeat motivation going again.

I have not been able to get my morning routines in lately and I know these are a must for me to set the right tone for my day. Not having been sleeping well - I have been opting to just getting up and hitting the shower... so tomorrow I'll try to go back to my earlier wake up so I can incorporate the reading, meditating and journalling...

Thanks for your ongoing support and understanding... just under 5 weeks to my June 30th goal and if I put my mind to it I know I can achieve this! It may not be the 30lbs I hoped for but perhaps I can make it to 25lbs weight loss...

Time to eat now so I can go head out to walk (since the sun is here today and then it seems we'll be getting 4 more days of rain again - YUCK!)

  
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CAZADORES 5/25/2011 10:55PM

    These tough moments are the ones that really make us grow. Sometimes, we need to take a step back to be able to jump higher and further. Sounds like you have a lot going on right now!
Take care! HťlŤne

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LVMAMAW 5/25/2011 6:01PM

    I agree, One day at a time...
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MIMICOTO 5/25/2011 3:23PM

    Oh sweetie.....sorry for the bumpy ride of late. Simplify where you can - and choose a couple of key affirmations to bring your power back into the present moment. We are here for you....

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WENDYDANCER 5/25/2011 3:23PM

    One day at a time. Hang in there!! emoticon

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AMOHAME2 5/25/2011 1:47PM

    Lots of hugs!!! Focus on taking care of yourself and your girls, don't let all the overwhelming stuff get in your way! You will come through this slump, I know you! Enjoy the sunny day we're having, and there will be more along shortly!!!

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NEW-CAZ 5/25/2011 12:35PM

    You'll get through this Helene, it's just a blip.
I know you can meet your obligations hun, you have the confidence and I have every faith in you.
It's hard to be positive on "off days" when every task seems insurmountable..just remember...one step at a time emoticon emoticon

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CHEFKATLEANER 5/25/2011 11:56AM

    Big hugs to you. Any time you need to talk, you know where to reach me. I have been where you are.

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BRENDA_2012 5/25/2011 11:40AM

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sending you lots of hugs!!!

This is my Facebook status for the day - cause I know what you are feeling - "sometimes, no matter how bad I want to break down and give up, I just have to stand up, stay strong, and move forward."

Hang in there and things will work out okay You will get thru this bumpy road and make a turn for the better!!! emoticon


I'm here if you need to vent!!

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