110IWILLBE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=110IWILLBE 110IWILLBE'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/ Day 309: Pain and Pleasure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415415 Hot but beautiful day. Got out of bed a little later than I wanted (feeling sorry for my poison-ivied self), but then got in a nice slow run before it gets super-hot. I ALWAYS feel better after a run; even with a weepy, itchy rash. <BR> <BR> Will try to get out for a walk with my son at the end of the day today :) <BR> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 10:37:40 EST Day 308: Poison Ivy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413993 Decided my hedges and small patch of grass around the house needed to be weeded and trimmed up. Refuse to pay someone else to do such a little bit of property, and I like being outside, so I got myself a few hours to do it. <BR> <BR> Now have a horrible case of poison ivy, all over my arms and even on my face (where I scratched before I realized why so itchy). SUFFERING SUCCOTASH! Oozy, weepy wounds and I am meeting a friend for her birthday. I need a mask to be seen in public. Ugh. <BR... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 07:44:38 EST Day 305: UMPH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411259 The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. <BR> <BR> Hot and sticky, hard to get up to run. Did it anyway. Hah! Fri, 5 Jul 2013 08:04:21 EST Day 304: Happy fourth! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410361 Four is the new 3. Ran 4 miles again --- a little more effort, but feels great! Thu, 4 Jul 2013 08:07:08 EST Day 303: Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409316 Ran 4 miles today --- farthest ever :) Wed, 3 Jul 2013 07:28:55 EST Day 302: Here goes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408230 Inexperience is an asset. Embrace it. Tue, 2 Jul 2013 07:36:32 EST Day 301: Start with one step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407254 I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:32:28 EST Day 300: Patience, young skywalker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406203 “The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.” Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:08:36 EST Day 299: Be a candle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405269 Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 08:17:08 EST Day 297: Magic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403194 “The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it.... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:39:02 EST Day 296: Open sesame! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402118 The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck. <BR> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:07:18 EST Day 295: Opportunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401050 Stayed up late, woke up late. Went for a great run, but then interrupted by work. Easy to take care of for today, adds challenge to my tomorrow. Every challenge provides an opportunity to grow. This is an opportunity to get experience, learn how to manage this problem, and exercise time management skills. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:18:42 EST Day 294: Hike! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400514 Went on a short hike with my son, husband, and some friends. Beautiful day, great views, and a little exercise. Can't get better than that! Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:39:55 EST Day 293: Committed or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399011 I set this goal of 7 pound weight loss in 2 months. Not too crazy, definitely achievable, but also requiring some commitment. Here I am, at goal date, and I've 1.8 pounds (and even this can easily go back to my start point in less than a day, I'm sure). I know exactly why. I am now diligent with my exercise, more than I've ever been my whole life. But the food just kills me. I have good intentions, even a plan, but then when a break in the plan comes (which, let's face it, occurs every ... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:45:03 EST Day 289: Strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394923 Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:50:41 EST Day 288: Like this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393122 If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway. <BR> If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway. <BR> If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway. <BR> If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway. <BR> The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway… <BR> You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was neve... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:48:53 EST Day 287: Perfection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392250 What you create doesn't have to be perfect....Don't let fear of failure discourage you. Don't let the voice of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or inside Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:14:00 EST Day 286: Get up again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390583 “Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose ... not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember." Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:19:15 EST Day 283: Just do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387823 “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:28:52 EST Day 282: My Purpose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386607 The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in your life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people's lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:23:17 EST Day 281: One-of-a-kind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385457 If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:07:13 EST Day 280: All in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384370 “I'm playing; I'm here. I'm going to fight until they tell me they don't want me anymore.” Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:41:03 EST Day 274: Be a turtle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377586 Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out. Tue, 4 Jun 2013 07:14:20 EST Day 273: Responsibility http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376355 Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” Mon, 3 Jun 2013 07:19:24 EST Day 272: Amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375564 If we all did the things we are capable of, <BR> we would astound ourselves. <BR> Thomas Edison <BR> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:29:47 EST Day 271: light http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374442 It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 10:10:20 EST Day 270: Holes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373323 “It's not that I believe everything happens for a reason. It's just that . . . I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is.” Fri, 31 May 2013 07:34:11 EST Day 269: Gifts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372221 Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” Thu, 30 May 2013 07:14:52 EST Day 268: That didn't hurt, hit me harder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371267 “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” Wed, 29 May 2013 09:31:44 EST Day 267: What's holding you back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370022 What i came to realize is that fear, that's the worst of it. That's the real enemy. So, get up, get out in the real world and you kick that bastard as hard as you can right in the teeth. Tue, 28 May 2013 07:14:14 EST Day 266: Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369113 No longer forward nor behind <BR> I look in hope and fear; <BR> But grateful take the good I find, <BR> The best of now and here. <BR> John G. Whittier Mon, 27 May 2013 09:29:31 EST day 262: Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365305 “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” Thu, 23 May 2013 06:48:43 EST Day 261: Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364257 When you can no Longer think of a Reason to Continue, You must think of a Reason to Start Over. Wed, 22 May 2013 07:50:21 EST Day 260: Light http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363098 May the bridges I burn light the way. Tue, 21 May 2013 07:26:48 EST Day 259: A hand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362022 I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving. <BR> Mon, 20 May 2013 09:32:38 EST Day 258: Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360918 “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” Sun, 19 May 2013 09:43:04 EST Day 257: Live with joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360003 “Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” Sat, 18 May 2013 08:30:21 EST Day256: Minor Setback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359013 Being positive doesn't mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative. Fri, 17 May 2013 08:45:12 EST Day 255: Really http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358314 “There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.” <BR> &#8213; Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls Thu, 16 May 2013 08:54:09 EST Day 254: Jumping in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357056 “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” &#8213; C. JoyBell C. Wed, 15 May 2013 07:00:18 EST Day 253: Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355941 I woke up tired. I chose to get up and get my 3 miles in. <BR> I feel run down. I choose to make this day productive and to help some people along the way. <BR> I can choose the way I want to be. Tue, 14 May 2013 07:04:37 EST Day 252: I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355183 I am going to get my 3 miles in today. <BR> I am making progress in working out issues in my family. <BR> I am making the best of what I have. <BR> I am appreciating every moment of this day. <BR> I am getting my car fixed. <BR> I am doing the laundry. <BR> I am going to eat an orange. <BR> <BR> What are you going to do to make this day great? Mon, 13 May 2013 12:56:34 EST Day 251: keeping track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354039 Sick of not feeling as well as I used to. Gonna keep track of my food this week and watch my portions. Sun, 12 May 2013 13:04:16 EST Day 247: Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349437 No pain, no gain. I injured (sprained?) my ankle. Ouch. I think I have to rest it for a few days, but I don't want to. Wed, 8 May 2013 07:01:54 EST Day 246: Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348386 Buckle down and get to work. Tue, 7 May 2013 09:22:50 EST Day 245: Credit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347200 Taking care of business today. Tracking my food, getting in some exercise, taking care of kids' summer scheduling/school issues/activities. Full time job in itself. Sometimes I don't give myself enough credit; today I do. Mon, 6 May 2013 09:44:02 EST Day 244: Dessert http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346285 What killed me today was dessert. Ate a solid breakfast, small but filling lunch (soup), and a healthy dinner. Then put the kids to bed, felt like I "deserved" a little something sweet. Ate a scoop of ice cream and an ice pop. Doesn't sound like a lot, but it threw me over the calorie / fat count. I was having a craving for the ice cream, so should have just stopped at one spoonful (which would have been enough). The rest of it is "too tired to fight" eating. I'll work on trying not to... Sun, 5 May 2013 13:27:48 EST Day 241: Movement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342853 Skipped my run yesterday because I couldn't find the time. Ran faster this morning. Sometimes movement is not always a move forward. Sometimes it's better to stay still. Thu, 2 May 2013 07:04:01 EST Day 239: Everything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340343 It is not necessary to take on everything at once. Even a small step is still a step forward. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:11:39 EST Day 238: Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339043 I feel better when I get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep is just turning off the light. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:05:41 EST