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Control my thoughts to control my life!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

We move toward and become what we think about.

Learn to control your thoughts and you'll be taking control of your life as well.

How do you control your thoughts?
Monitor what you say to yourself, your inner messages.

Question what you tell yourself - are all of these thoughts really true, or did you 'learn' them from what other people say and think.

If they are not factual and positive, change them so they are - as soon as you think them!

Choose to put the best possible viewpoint on every situation, every time.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Newletter Story Credits SparkPeople!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Congrats to Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sipich! WAY TO GO, LADIES!!!

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MISSY455 4/11/2012 1:06AM

    Wow great article. Thanks for sharing the link!

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Hardly worthy

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

This is hardly worthy of a 'back to Spark People' blog, but I just had to share this. I'm at work with only a small container of plain fat-free Greek yogurt, and feeling like I might have to eat it as is - but it is not my fave and the vending machine is calling - when I realize that I have a sugar-free lemonade single on hand...

Could I mix the two and create a much tastier treat for Julie? YES! YESSSSSSS!!!! Instant lemon yogurt - fat- and sugar-free!!! And I still have plenty of lemonade mix to do a small bottle of water proud.

Has anyone else tried this? Gotta say I'm pretty impressed with my own creativity!


Sometimes it's a struggle...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Many of my friends and I seem to be on the same cycle. When Im following my plan, making good choices and seeing results, many of you seem to be doing the same.

Right now, it seems many of us, including me, are teetering on the edge not quite following our plan, doing things that arent furthering our goals.

We want to, we really want to be eating in range and getting in our fitness minutes , but something is causing problems in the execution!
My thoughts on this may sound like heresy, but Im sharing them nevertheless.

I think this lethargy has to do with the extreme winter weather. Its been ages since weve had a winter that has kept us shoveling snow week after week and unable to do much more than hunker down and get through it. Were tired of it! Were beat down a bit by it! And we sure as heck cant change it!

I firmly believe that once the temps hit the 40s and 50s
and the ice is gone so we can see the sidewalks again, we are gonna hit the ground running literally!
We are going to burst from our cocoons like butterflies,
open ourselves to the sun like blossoms waiting for Spring!
It often doesnt take much tweaking to make a substantial difference in the results we get. Just a few less calories or a few more fitness minutes can make the difference between losing and being on a plateau or between maintaining and gaining.

We can remember that EVERY SINGLE choice makes a difference leaving a couple of bites on the plate, drinking an extra glass of water,
holding the mayo on that sandwich,
taking the stairs even when we dont have to.

Lets give ourselves these small gifts every day!
Because they truly are the gifts we deserve. Gifts that move us forward on the path, even by a few inches streaks we can count on to lead to great successes.

Lets start thinking small, but acting often, to make lots of good choices in little ways! Lets start working our way toward Spring with baby steps - and when that sunshine breaks through the clouds,
our cloudy thinking will have melted away and well be ready to rock this!
Spark on, Brothers and Sisters! Fan that tiny spark I know its there! into a giant burning flame. Burn up the cobwebs and winter doldrums WE CAN DO THIS!!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOBEANZ 3/23/2011 9:29PM

    I feel like I am waiting on the weather to feel better also! It was 75 degrees last Friday, but snowed this morning! It's screwing me up. We can get through this.

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GONE2THEDOGS 2/27/2011 8:11AM

    emoticon I needed that - why do I keep forgetting... it's here, it's all here on Spark - the friends, the motivation, the inspiration and the realization that someonme somewhere knows exactly how we feel!

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LILBIT-2008 2/17/2011 6:42PM

    Yes we will plow through this and break free. emoticon emoticon

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HOSTALADY 2/13/2011 11:22PM

    Me too! I'm on a good roll right now and hope I can keep it going. WE CAN AND WILL DO THIS! It's a learning curve we have been on. Now we just need to go straight!
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KARVY09 2/11/2011 5:15PM

    Thanks for this. I am definitely struggling, but I know we will break through and be back to our sparkly selves!!!

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Tiffany Monique Sparks It!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Here's a link to the Tiffany Monique spot that played on CBS this week. Way to go, Tiffany!

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BLONDEDOG 2/11/2011 10:48AM

    wow! This is great! Thanks for sharing!!!

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MISSY455 2/8/2011 9:21PM

    Thanks for sharing the link. I just caught a huddle pass by about it today, and was going to look.

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HOSTALADY 2/8/2011 12:49PM


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