1MYSTERY_LADY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=1MYSTERY%5FLADY 1MYSTERY_LADY'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/ Some Unfortunate Lessons I have Learned About Dating From Disney Princesses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255543 Valentine’s Day is over, and you have another year to find romance. Or continue it! Perhaps you can look back to your childhood, and take some helpful lessons about dating from these Disney Princesses. Or not. Here is what you learn from each of them, or, at least, what I learned, which may or may not have been incorrect. Who can say, really? <BR> <BR> Ariel <BR> <BR> Men do care about conversation, also, you should just show up to events in a bra. All the time. So, be a good conversationa... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:56:28 EST If it wasn't for . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254244 dogs, some people would never go for a walk. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:46:24 EST Thought for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252234 Don't think you are on the right road just because it's a well-beaten path. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:32:14 EST Did You Know . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251078 Women who did the equivalent of an hour and 15 minutes to 2.5 hours of brisk walking per week had an 18% decreased risk of breast cancer, compared with inactive women. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:03:13 EST Walking Wisdom 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249557 Above all, please, do not lose your desire to walk. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that you can't walk away from it. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:17:44 EST Walking Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248203 It takes an average adult about 2,000 steps to cover one mile while walking. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:17:48 EST Walking Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241919 All my truly great thoughts seem to be conceived by walking. <BR> <BR> Who wants to join me? Thu, 7 Feb 2013 17:49:18 EST Remember . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240561 Calories can not make you happy! Wed, 6 Feb 2013 17:41:59 EST I can . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239091 weather the storms and let them pass. Tue, 5 Feb 2013 17:55:07 EST I will . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237836 resist anything that takes me off the chosen path to my goal weight. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 21:23:01 EST Looking in the MIrror http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236225 The image you see in the mirror reflects not just your eating and exercise habits. It reflects your life! Sun, 3 Feb 2013 21:04:14 EST 10 Reasons to Buy Lots of Yarn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235061 1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept. <BR> <BR> 2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my patriotic duty to support wool farmers, textile mills, and yarn shops. <BR> <BR> 3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care. <BR> <BR> 4. I'm participating in a contest - the one who dies with the most yarn wins! <BR> <BR> 5. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:01:51 EST "I" statements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233782 I'm committed to continually improve the way I eat. <BR> <BR> I will eat slowly and I will feel more satisfied with less! <BR> <BR> I give myself the gift of exercise. <BR> <BR> I will not give up! <BR> <BR> I am grateful for what I have already accomplished. <BR> <BR> I am willing to do whatever it takes to get thinner. <BR> <BR> I will act in my long-term best interest <BR> <BR> I will plan for today some enjoyable exercise and movement. <BR> <BR> I have the will, strength and desir... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 21:25:13 EST Goodies??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232479 If they're so good, why do they make you so unhappy, overweight and unable to get into your clothes??? Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:59:33 EST Remember . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230781 Keep trying. Keep doing. You will conquer. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:33:25 EST Today's Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229485 Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. <BR> <BR> Your life belongs to you. Do with it what you will. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:43:29 EST Thought for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227973 If you don't know what you want, we become like a floating balloon. Our direction in life is at the mercy of external forces. <BR> <BR> <em>179</em> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:56:17 EST Thought for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226001 As you begin to lose weight, you will start this positive cycle of feeling better about yourself, which will help motivate you to continue your new lifestyle, which in turn will cause you to shed more excess pounds and again feel even better about yourself. <BR> <BR> You will only want the best for you, which means exercising and eating right, as well as dealing with your problems in a healthy way. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:44:34 EST Thought for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224690 Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of someone else. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:14:25 EST Thought for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223566 Every day, you can make a decision whether to improve your body, or let it side back. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:59:35 EST Thought for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222139 Remember that food can be used as an anesthetic for dulling pain, but the original problem that caused your pain may remain unresolved. <BR> <BR> Not facing your problems now or along the way to your goal weigh will only make it easier for you to lapse back into your old habits for dealing with pain. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:01:20 EST Thought for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220910 Some of the best things in life happen slowly. <em>247</em> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:11:03 EST Thought For The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215041 When you start with a positive thought positive actions will naturally follow. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:04:15 EST Thought for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210474 We all need to accept and love ourselves, no matter what we look like. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:46:02 EST Insight - 1/15/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209248 If you don't know who you are or what you want, or you are unhappy with yourself, or you believe losing weight is the answer to all your problems, it is almost guaranteed that the weight you lose will come back. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:17:20 EST Discover the Protein Packed Pea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207439 Peas are probably one of the first “real” foods we’re fed when we’re babies. It’s not just the sweetness and size and texture that make them ideal – peas are an extremely healthful food with a nutrition profile that’s matched by very few other vegetables. <BR> <BR> What is it? <BR> <BR> The green pea is a vegetable that grows its seeds inside of a pod. (By a strict scientific classification they’re actually a fruit, but in common usage we consider them to be a vegetable.) <BR> <BR> Health ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:24:22 EST Potatoes – More than Just a Starchy Carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205927 Potatoes are the most widely consumed vegetable in the United States. While the average annual consumption has declined a bit from all-time highs, the average American still consumes 130-140 pounds of fresh and processed potatoes each year. <BR> <BR> What is it? <BR> <BR> The potato is a member of the nightshade family, related to peppers, tomatoes and eggplants. While it’s commonly thought of as a "root vegetable," the edible part of a potato is not a root but actually just an underground ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:35:15 EST Quince: The Oldest Fruit You’ve Never Heard Of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204316 When it comes to fruits, quince isn’t the first one that comes to mind. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard of it. Yet the quince has been around since ancient times, and it’s closely related to the apple and the pear. In fact, it is believed that early references to the apple may have been mistranslated, and instead referred to the quince. <BR> Native to southwest Asia, the quince is a pome fruit that grows best in moderate climates with warm summers. Today quinces are gro... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:48:38 EST Eggplant Is Royalty In The Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202758 Eggplant <BR> <BR> One of the most unique looking vegetables in the produce section, eggplant is a wonder of nature and is incredibly delicious in a number of dishes. The deep purple color gives it that 'royalty' look and is difficult to miss among the reds, yellows, and greens of a typical produce market. Eggplant catches our eye first, and gives us a great reason to walk over, pick it up and take it home for dinner. But what is it and what do you do with it when you get it home? Let's take... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:07:55 EST Onions for Osteoporosis? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201278 Discover how Onions Can Improve Your Health <BR> <BR> Onions <BR> <BR> Does the thought of vegetables make you cry? Don’t worry – if you’re thinking about onions then you’re not alone. The sulfur compounds in onions irritate most people’s eyes and nasal passages when they slice onions. Thankfully, onions are a versatile plant that have a variety of culinary uses, and have properties that can be quite beneficial to our health. <BR> <BR> What is it? <BR> <BR> The onion is a member of the al... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:09:07 EST Sayings about Cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199661 Since each of us is blessed with only one life, why not live it with a cat?- Robert Stearns <BR> <BR> A cat can purr its way out of anything.- Donna McCrohan <BR> <BR> My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her.- Colette <BR> <BR> It is in their eyes that their magic resides.- Arthur Symons <BR> <BR> Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you.- Mary Bly <BR> <BR> A meow massages the heart.- Stuart McMillan <BR> <BR> The little furry bugge... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:51:32 EST What have you lost? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197622 What have you lost? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = a Chihuahua <BR> 6 pounds = a human’s skin <BR> 7.5 pounds = an average newborn <BR> 8 pounds = a human head <BR> 10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year <BR> 11 pounds = an average housecat <BR> 12 pounds = a Bald Eagle <BR> 15 ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:16:33 EST DON'T QUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196126 When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, <BR> And you feel like the biggest failure in town. <BR> When you want to give up just because you gave in, <BR> And forgot all about being healthy and thin. <BR> So what! you went over your allowance a bit. <BR> It's your next move that counts....SO DON'T YOU QUIT! <BR> <BR> It's a moment of truth, it's attitude and change. <BR> It's learning the skills to get back in your range. <BR> It's telling yourself 'you've done great up... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:51:54 EST Lets Be Body Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193783 The other day I picked up a card that read: "We'll be friends 'til we're senile and then we'll be new friends!" And I couldn't help thinking how much a bit of senility right now might help us when it came to becoming new friends with our bodies. <BR> <BR> Imagine what a difference it would make if we could just have a bit of alzheimer's about what the cultural body ideal is - I wonder how much more friendly we'd be with our body? <BR> <BR> Imagine what a difference it would make it we had... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:34:32 EST I'm worthy no matter my size http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192232 With a disapproving look <BR> That cuts me to the quick <BR> Do you think that the extra fat <BR> Makes my skin thick? <BR> <BR> I see the disdain in your eyes <BR> And I feel my self-loathing rise <BR> I am worthy of love <BR> No matter what my size <BR> <BR> So feel free to stare <BR> And pass comments all you can <BR> Shame on you, if that's what it takes to <BR> Make you feel like a man Sat, 5 Jan 2013 21:26:12 EST Be Slim http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189306 B is for breakfast, which is key meal to start the day. In the National Weight Control Registry which tracks individuals who maintain long term weight control the majority ate breakfast everyday. <BR> <BR> E is for exercise, which is a key component of long-term weight control as well as health. <BR> <BR> S is for support, which is key whether it is obtained online, over the phone, in a clinic setting, or with a health coach. <BR> <BR> L is for low fat, smaller meals a day (5 to 6 of th... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 01:02:59 EST Make goals – not resolutions – for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187297 Most new year’s resolutions fail because the minute someone takes a single misstep on the path toward their goal, their resolve is shot. <BR> <BR> Ask anyone you know who makes resolutions how often they actually reach them – or if they can even remember what they resolved to do beyond the most obvious weight and quit-bad-habits pledges – and you’ll see it’s true. <BR> <BR> That’s why I gave up on resolutions and instead started setting annual goals. I didn’t want a single mistake to side... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:44:04 EST Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185039 I am committed to meeting my goals this year. No more excuses! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:51:38 EST