-WRKNG2ABTTRME-'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%2DWRKNG2ABTTRME%2D -WRKNG2ABTTRME-'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Week 2 A & I Team Challenge Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781071 Are you looking forward to cooler weather? Yes, very much! I love the Fall season. It is a time for me, that I can slow down the work from the gardens, harvesting the garden, mowing the yards, hay season, etc. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite outdoor fitness activity to do in the fall?? Raking leaves, making huge piles and playing in them with our grandkids! <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:51:12 EST The 15 Minute Rule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497598 The 15 Minute Rule <BR> <BR> She was a vibrant picture of health and an inspiring speaker. The audience was stunned to see a slide of her when she was morbidly obese. She had lost 125 pounds. She spoke about how diet and exercise saved her life. During the question-and-answer session, a middle-aged man asked her what she did when she wanted to go off her diet and when she didn't feel like exercising. <BR> <BR> "Let me tell you one of my secrets," she said. "I call it 'The 15-Minute Rule.'... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:16:05 EST What Kind of Bone Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496241 <BR> Bone up for weight loss! <BR> <BR> Are you the <BR> 1. WISH BONE.. Wishing you were successful? <BR> 2. JAW BONE.. Doing a lot of talking, but little else? <BR> 3. KNUCKLE BONE... Knocking your failed attempts because everything else gets in your way? <BR> 4. BACK BONE... Doing the work and getting the job done? <BR> <BR> The Backbone! <BR> B-believe in yourself. <BR> A-accept setbacks and learn from them. <BR> C-count your calories consistently. <BR> K-keep track of your pro... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:26:32 EST Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495233 We all have times when our motivation has hit bottom. <BR> <BR> Get Off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump <BR> <BR> 1. One Goal <BR> 2. Find Inspiration <BR> 3. Get Excited <BR> 4. Build Anticipation <BR> 5. Post Your Goal <BR> 6. Commit Publicly <BR> 7. Think About It Daily <BR> 8. Get Support <BR> 9. Realize that there’s an ebb and flow. <BR> 10. Stick With It <BR> 11. Start Small. Really Small <BR> 12. Build on small successes. <BR> 13. Read about it daily. <BR> ... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:00:21 EST True Fulfillment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374928 Definitely something to think about and I'm working on. <BR> <BR> True fulfillment <BR> <BR> Fulfillment is not what someone else says it is. Fulfillment is what you feel it to be. <BR> <BR> When you chase goals that are not really yours, you’re not very likely to reach them. And even if you do, it will bring no real sense of satisfaction. <BR> <BR> There’s much you can gain by always making a good impression. Yet if impressing others is the only thing that matters to you, life can be ter... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 19:42:46 EST Whatever the Situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279961 Whatever the situation <BR> <BR> Difficult people can be valuable teachers. Difficult situations can build strong and highly useful skills. <BR> <BR> Challenges provide outstanding opportunities to be your best, and to get even better. Disappointments can help you more fully appreciate the good things you have. <BR> <BR> Look for the positive possibilities in whatever happens. Those positive possibilities are most certainly there. <BR> <BR> Instead of resenting where you are, or who you m... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:19:25 EST Assume You Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187782 Assume you can <BR> <BR> Expand your idea of what is possible. Dream and imagine and explore the fertile territory beyond your current assumptions. <BR> <BR> Whatever your situation in life may be, you are not confined to it. With imagination, focus, commitment and effort, you can move yourself to an even better, more fulfilling reality. <BR> <BR> Beyond the existing horizon of your experience are countless possibilities you have not yet considered. Dare to go where you have not gone befor... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:19:20 EST Get Things Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187138 Get things done <BR> <BR> Today is a day to get things done. Today is a day to make real progress. <BR> <BR> Don’t waste your time wishing for what might have been. Get up, get going and make the very best of what now can be. <BR> <BR> Don’t get angry or frustrated about the way things are. Get to work and make things the way you would like them to be. <BR> <BR> You have an outstanding opportunity right here and now. You can make creative, meaningful and valuable use of your time. <BR> <... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:17:24 EST New, Improved Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184532 New, improved year <BR> <BR> There’s one key factor that will make this New Year the best one ever. That important factor is your attitude. <BR> <BR> The way you most consistently decide to see life will play a major role in the way your life actually unfolds. Right now, as the year begins, make the choice to make your life, and your whole world, the best it can be. <BR> <BR> Create a new, improved year by going through it with a new, improved outlook on life. Make this a great year by cho... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:49:46 EST Tribute to Shooting Victims http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170162 Some of you may have seen this before. Others...you have to check it out. <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-SeKsVm7YE </link> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:01:23 EST It's Never Too Late To Begin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141293 It's never too late to begin. <BR> <BR> I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things, <BR> of Peace and Hope and Pride. <BR> I Dance My Dance with Life Today, <BR> I'm Filled with Love Inside. <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie <BR> <BR> Today is a good day for everything you ever wanted to do but didn't believe you could. Choose something that has always seemed out of your reach, and begin today. Perhaps the smallest baby step today, and a slightly larger step tomorrow. <BR> <BR> It is never too late t... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:15:07 EST Frustration Into Achievement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135696 Frustration into achievement <BR> <BR> How do you transform a frustration into an achievement? First, step back and get some perspective. <BR> <BR> Look objectively at the reason why you are frustrated. Find the specific positive belief or value within yourself that makes your frustration feel so negative. <BR> <BR> Instead of directing your frustration at some person or object or situation outside yourself, look inward. See that the energy of your frustration is attempting to validate and... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:37:09 EST Inside Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132645 Inside out <BR> <BR> How accurately does the person you are on the outside express the reality of the person you truly are on the inside? The more faithfully your outer life mirrors your inner dreams and values, the more fulfilling your whole life will be. <BR> <BR> Success cannot be reached by pursuing someone else’s concept of what it should be. Success is reached by living true to your own visions and dreams for life. <BR> <BR> So what are those visions? What are those dreams? <BR> <BR... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:43:17 EST Live Like It Matters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132116 Live like it matters <BR> <BR> If you’ve done poorly, you can now do better. If you’ve done well, you can now do even better than that. <BR> <BR> Every moment is an opportunity for improvement. Every day is your chance to make good and meaningful use of your wealth of experience. <BR> <BR> There is a beauty within you that longs to be expressed more fully and more richly than ever before. No matter what has already happened, that beauty is more compelling than ever, and now is when you can... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 23:16:59 EST Stop Stopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128491 Stop stopping <BR> <BR> Stop stopping yourself. Stop holding yourself back. <BR> <BR> Stop giving power to your limitations. Instead, give commitment, action and persistence to your best possibilities. <BR> <BR> Fear and anxiety are immensely compelling, yet you are even stronger. The inertia of complacency is powerful, and yet you can overcome it. <BR> <BR> Whatever may have been holding you back has done so with your cooperation. Choose now to no longer cooperate. <BR> <BR> You have ma... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 13:16:55 EST Quote for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101937 The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination. <BR> <BR> Tommy Lasorda <BR> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:49:50 EST Someday Has Never Come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101836 Someday has never come <BR> <BR> Planning to do something later is exactly the same as not doing it. Putting off joy and fulfillment until later is the same as abandoning that joy and fulfillment. <BR> <BR> It’s easier to say you’ll do it later, but what that almost always means is that you’ll never get it done. Choose to do it now, or not to do it now, but don’t fool yourself by pretending you’ll do it later. <BR> <BR> Someday has never come, and never will. Always, the day you have, to a... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:25:33 EST Work For It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099777 Work for it <BR> <BR> The difference between what you want, and what you have, is what you do. The bridge that spans from desire to fulfillment is action. <BR> <BR> Every moment is an opportunity to act. The more of those momentary opportunities you make use of, the more quickly and richly your dreams will become real. <BR> <BR> It doesn’t really matter what you say you want or what you wish for. What matters is what you choose to work for. <BR> <BR> What matters is what you use your prec... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:20:17 EST Quote for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099218 I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. <BR> <BR> Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:39:05 EST One Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097883 One day <BR> <BR> One day, you’ve always told yourself, you’ll start to truly live. One day, you’ll decide, once and for all, to follow the very best of your possibilities with everything you have. <BR> <BR> One day, you’ll stop making excuses and start making it happen. One day, you’ll begin to see each moment for the precious gift that it is. <BR> <BR> One day, you’ll stop worrying about what other people would think. One day, you’ll make full and positive use of the incredible strength,... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:42:40 EST Focus On The Destination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096975 Focus on the destination <BR> <BR> To get where you want to go, be flexible about how you get there. The path is never exactly the way you thought it would be. <BR> <BR> Achievement demands persistence, and yet being persistent is not the same as being stubborn. Achievement comes from being persistent and also flexible. <BR> <BR> It is impossible to foresee every twist and turn in the road. You must be willing to navigate each turn as you arrive at it. <BR> <BR> Set your goal, make your p... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:59:06 EST Worthless Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095685 Worthless excuses <BR> <BR> If you feel the need to make an excuse, see it as a very clear indication that something is wrong. Instead of offering excuses, take the opportunity to make improvements. <BR> <BR> Excuses don’t solve problems, and excuses don’t get the job done. Rather than working to craft a good excuse, your best option is to work on making things right. <BR> <BR> Excuses are easy, and worth very little. Purposeful, focused, persistent effort is what will really make a di... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:52:29 EST Rewarding Action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091880 Rewarding action <BR> <BR> When you don’t feel like making the effort, that’s when making the effort will make the biggest difference for you. Instead of giving in to negative momentum, interrupt it. <BR> <BR> The best way to feel like doing it, is to do it. Step beyond your negative feelings and reward yourself with some positive action. <BR> <BR> Feeling sorry for yourself will just give you more reasons to feel sorry for yourself. Ignore the temptation for self pity and embrace the oppo... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:08:12 EST Let Each Moment Come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087100 Let each moment come <BR> <BR> Allow time to pass and as it does, make good use of it. Allow life to unfold and as it does, treasure the richness of each moment. <BR> <BR> Accept and be thankful for what has been, and for what is now. Fully and lovingly utilize the opportunity of this day you now have. <BR> <BR> When the wind is at your back, use the occasion to make rapid progress. When the wind is in your face, take the opportunity to grow stronger. <BR> <BR> Learn from those who share ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 21:10:25 EST Work Through the Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082984 Work through the frustration <BR> <BR> When you feel frustrated, what you’re feeling is your intense desire to make things better. Instead of fighting against your frustration, channel it in a positive, productive direction. <BR> <BR> Frustration happens when things are not the way you want them to be. And because of that, frustration is a powerful precursor to achievement. <BR> <BR> When you’re frustrated with the way things are, it can be tempting to give up. After all, it’s often easier... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:59:03 EST This Very Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077202 This very day <BR> <BR> Your life is here, right now, today, so live it. The opportunity to move forward is in this moment, so take it and make it count. <BR> <BR> No time is a good time for excuses, so don’t waste your energy even thinking about them. This is the time for action, so get going. <BR> <BR> Your life on this very day offers countless magnificent possibilities. And this very day is the day when you can act to bring the best of those possibilities to life. <BR> <BR> The clock ... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:02:03 EST Remembering Teresa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068405 One of the many posts that Teresa (UNSTOPPABLE) left on my page. <BR> <BR> If you seek an angel with an open heart, you shall always find one. <BR> - Author Unknown - <BR> ...... (¯`•´¯) <BR> ....... '•.,.•´ <BR> .......... I . . <BR> .......... I . . <BR> .......... I . . <BR> ..... (' " " () <BR> ... ("( 'o' , ) I'm Blessed that YOU are my angel! <BR> .... (")(")(,,) Have a Wonderful Wednesday! <BR> .................¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) <BR> ................(¸.•´ (¸.•`&#10032;Teresa &#10032;... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:55:34 EST BLC 20 Plan For Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062316 Fitness---really work on walking at least 6 days a week. Start riding bicycle. Do some strength exercise daily if possible. (I need this to stay flexible and not hurt). Start day with stretching...then proceed from there. <BR> <BR> Nutrition---for me, it's not what I eat...it's how much. So, will make a point to portion out what I eat. Drink at least 8 waters daily, veggies are no problem, will increase fruits daily. Don't eat a lot of fast food--so not an issue. Cook most of our meals. Ohhh... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 22:26:56 EST Five Things Holding Me Back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055814 Me would cover all 5, I think. lol <BR> <BR> 1. My attitude.....how badly do I want it? In the past, when I wanted to lose a few pounds, I didn't let anything stop me. Now.....quite different <BR> 2. Prioritizing ---not placing myself as a priority...thus, I don't do it. <BR> 3. Exercise----doing it when I have time. I have found that that time doesn't seem to happen....unless I make it <BR> 4. Food----I think I need to eat when hungry instead of at designated times....& don't reward myself ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:23:36 EST Motivation....How To Motivate Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5006393 Staying motivated is a struggle — our drive is constantly assaulted by negative thoughts and anxiety about the future. Everyone faces doubt and depression. What separates the highly successful is the ability to keep moving forward. <BR> <BR> There is no simple solution for a lack of motivation. Even after beating it, the problem reappears at the first sign of failure. The key is understanding your thoughts and how they drive your emotions. By learning how to nurture motivating thoughts, neut... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 10:08:02 EST What Is A Workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004328 WHAT IS A WORKOUT!!! <BR> <BR> A workout is 25 percent perspiration and 75 percent determination. Stated another way, it is one part physical exertion and three parts self-discipline. Doing it is easy once you get started. <BR> <BR> A workout makes you better today than you were yesterday. It strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, and toughens the spirit. When you work out regularly, your problems diminish and your confidence grows. <BR> <BR> A workout is a personal triumph over laziness ... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 23:24:37 EST 20 Words That Change Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989373 20 Words That Change Your Life <BR> <BR> BEGIN <BR> Take charge of your life by beginning something <BR> you’ve always wanted to do. <BR> If your goal seems overwhelming, start small. <BR> “By daring to begin the life you’ve always wanted, <BR> you become energized.” <BR> IMAGINE <BR> Your imagination has no boundaries… <BR> “Dreaming about something is the first step <BR> towards achieving it. “ <BR> LAUGH <BR> “Laughter is a direct route to the soul. <BR> It broadens your perspective, keep... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:59:14 EST Changed My User Name... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955481 Changed my name ---was ABETTRME <BR> <BR> Kind of in a funk here & need help...thought maybe a change would help somehow..... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 19:13:25 EST ABC's of Friendship http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875402 The ABCs of Friendship <BR> <BR> We can all work to be better friends in life :) <BR> <BR> A friend... <BR> <BR> (A)ccepts you as you are <BR> (B)elieves in "you" <BR> (C)alls you just to say "HI" <BR> (D)oesn't give up on you <BR> (E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts) <BR> (F)orgives your mistakes <BR> (G)ives unconditionally <BR> (H)elps you <BR> (I)nvites you over <BR> (J)ust "be" with you <BR> (K)eeps you close at heart <BR> (L)oves you for who you are <BR> (M)akes a... Thu, 10 May 2012 11:19:43 EST Get Off The Scale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4720133 Get Off the Scale <BR> <BR> Whether weight is a "problem" in your life or it's some other single factor, this can apply to everyone. Never forget it! <BR> <BR> You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. <BR> <BR> Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I h... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 10:01:18 EST