Saturday, June 04, 2011
OK... in Day 4 I'm supposed to show; you photos of my favorite TV show and of my favorite color; because each is supposed to tell you some things about me. Well, truth is I don't really watch enough TV to have a favorite show. As a matter of fact my TV, so far hasn't even been turned on all weekend. I had 3 TV's not so long ago, and when I moved I got rid of 2 of them; the large one included because I just don't see the need for it. The big one almost never got turned on. My only TV now is a 15" flat screen, which suits my purposes.
That being said... if I were to get obsessed with any one show it would likely be Extreme Makeover - Home Edition.... for obvious reasons. Ty Pennington is just wayyyyyyyyyy to HOT! Oh MY GOSH! He's enough to make the average red-blooded female go into cardiac arrest. The flip side of this is that it's about design and decorating... one of my passions. I love it. My whole being is about creativity, and design is one of my favorite ways to express that.
That brings me to my favorite color.... Red. It's the symbol of blood; and being a Christian that's important. It's also the symbol of sassy, hot, fun, bright... all of which I think I am... or at least want to be. The me inside, has certainly been that my whole life. I hope that sometime others will agree. The shoes part of the photo; well that's just because shoes are awesome. What's more sexy and fun than red high heels? Plus, it's my best color to wear. Seriously. From the time I was a very little girl I always get compliments when I wear red. I like red, and red likes me!
As a matter of fact here's the song to match it. Ladies... go out and by some Red High Heels you deserve it.... and a red bra too. And those of you who are in the SP Team called Red Bra Philosophy with me, I think this is the next stage. Whatta ya think?
Friday, June 03, 2011
The topic for Day 3 is my inspiration for weight loss. Well here it is.
No, my inspiration wasn't so that I could look great in a bathing suit on the beach; though that would be awesome as well. There was a time when I did and I had lots of guys chasing me and I liked it. Now, that's not what my unrelenting driving force was. My motivation was to have a healthy mind. I suffer from Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression. I got to a point where I felt I had to 'fix' me or I was about to be toast. I figured that I couldn't have a healthy mind if I didn't have a healthy body. My focus the whole time was to have a healthy mind again.
Friday, June 03, 2011
In Day 2 I'm supposed to post a picture of me and the person that I've been closest to the longest. That's a toughie... the friend that I've had the longest isn't the one that I've been closest to. So on that note, I'm gonna be different again. Sometimes I think it would kill me just to do as I'm told. My ex-bf used to get very frustrated at that. :-) I thought it was cool! Anyway... I'm gonna post 2 photos.
1. Me & my friend, Ruthie. We've been friends for almost 33 years. This was taken at Wasaga Beach, Ontario in the late 80's.
2. Me & my bff / ex-bf, Paul. This was taken... 2004 or 2005ish.
Friday, June 03, 2011
I'm going to attempt to do this 30 in 30 thing that I've seen a few people doing lately. Except my 30 in 30 will be 30 in 27 'cause I'm a few days late starting. I'm gong to do the first 3 days today; so stay tuned for Days 2 & 3 to follow this one. Why do I always have to be different? LOL
Ten Facts about Me:
1. Yes, this is my natural hair color!
2. I am the oldest of 3 (I have 2 brothers)
3. I was born in Newfoundland, Canada
4. The hottest guy I know is a pastor (AWWWW OM gosh, this one is sizzling)
5. Even though I got my drivers license when I was 18 & now I'm *cough, cough* much more than that... but not too much... I'm still waiting to get my 1st car.
6. I have a crush on a guy who almost drove me crazy (literally). So on that note, I guess I really am crazy.
7. I watched a lot of submarine races after dark from Signal Hill (Ya gotta be a Newfie to get that one!) :-)
8. I'm as stubborn as a mule.
9. I believe there are two perfect foods in this world... Cheesecake & Pizza, Oh, and Doritos.
10. I have huge faith in Jesus; and I have super power called prayer. (OK, I know, that's sorta 2 in one).
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Here's an article that called "6 Weird Weight Loss Tricks That Really Work"... and you know what?! I think they really are. Most articles I see about things like this ... or articles that list 6 "new & amazing things"... are things we've all known for decades. Rarely do you see anything that's truly "new" and "shocking". Just like on the evening news. So often we see a story about some "new" discovery... and it's all stuff that's really old news! Anyway... that's just one of my pet-peeves. lol These tricks in this article seem to be realistic enough to work.
Here's the link and the article:
Posted by CalorieCount.com, originally By Tina Haupert of Health.com
The key to maintaining my feel great weight is to not feel like I am missing out on the fun. I love to enjoy life, which, for me, does not mean starving myself. Over the years, Iíve found lots of little ways to cut calories or squeeze in extra exercise. But some of my best diet tips are a little stranger. These are the ďunconventionalĒ ways I enjoy my favorite foods and drinks without feeling like I am sacrificing.
I Follow the ď2 out of 3″ Rule.
Never heard of it? My ď2 out of 3″ rule allows me to indulge (within reason!) by choosing two splurges from a mealís usual options: bread basket, cocktail, or dessert. I allow myself to enjoy two of these three choices so I donít feel like I am missing out on all the fun when I dine out, but it keeps me from overdoing it in the calorie department.
I Start with Some Bubbly.
No, not champagne! I like to start my meal with a glass of no-calorie seltzer water. The bubbles from the carbonation give my stomach a full feeling before the meal even starts, which helps me slow down and think about my food choices as Iím looking over the menu. In fact, even drinking plain old water before a meal can help you limit calories and portion size.
I Snack on Hard-to-Eat Foods.
When Iím feeling especially snacky, I reach for foods that require some work to eat, like oranges, pistachios, peanuts, or edamame. These foods make you work for it, which forces me to slow down and become more aware of what I am putting into my mouth.
I Use Small Plates.
Iíve had one too many potato chip binges eating straight from the bag standing in the kitchen! So whenever I eat a snack, I make sure to use a small plate and sit down to enjoy it. Iím more likely to perceive it as a true snack this way. I also try to make my snacks seem special, so I focus on how many calories Iím consuming. I like to use fun dishes and placemats to enhance the eating experience.
I Pay for It with Cash.
I find that I make healthier choices when I pay for my food with cash than with a credit or debit card. Donít ask me why, but when I use cash, I give more thought to what I buy and tend to pick items that are healthier for me. When it comes to Starbucks or a happy hour cocktail, I tend to think twice about my selection before blowing my hard-earned dollars.
I Satisfy My Sweet Tooth with Chocolate.
But not just any chocolate! A little dark chocolate not only satisfies my cravings for something sweet, but it also packs some surprising health benefits, like protecting your heart and even lowering anxiety and stress. Plus, eating a small piece of chocolate as a snack can actually help curb your hunger and make you feel full longer.
Get An Email Alert Each Time SPARKYCARLEY Posts