2BEEFIT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=2BEEFIT 2BEEFIT'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/ When the scale doesn't do anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138507 But mess with your head. Up down, no big changes.. You say.. BUT I AM CHANGING. The way I think is changing. What I am willing to do is changing. I care about me for the first time in a long time. Keep going.. the weight.. it will work itself out.. keep going.. you are happier! Sat, 9 Apr 2016 12:37:36 EST What I did differently this month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131564 I started to make myself a real priority in my own life. <BR> <BR> It is hard to exercise at this weight. I took walking 3 miles for granted. Now I am struggling with 1. It will get easier. I WON'T give up. <BR> <BR> I still hate tracking. I absolutely hate it. Some people hate doing a budget. I need to do it anyway to start seeing real results. <BR> <BR> I have been making substitutions. I am getting healthy and happy. It has been a big month for me. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:57:27 EST Not taking accountability and being honest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106083 I have been a member for 10 years and I have gained probably 100 lbs in that 10 years. I was even active for some of it. <BR> <BR> The last blog I posted was almost a year ago to the day to say I have had it! Since that day I have not participated and gained probably 30 more lbs. <BR> <BR> I joined weight watchers and did not track points a single day. I joined twice, I failed to do it twice. I have done atkins for a day or 2. <BR> <BR> I have told myself over and over that I can not lo... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:34:00 EST Something sparked in me, figured out something that is life changing for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880419 I read a blog.. and it said that taking care of yourself is like anything else you have going on, work, family, relationships, friends, hobbies, whatever is important to you. <BR> <BR> I have always felt like taking care of myself and exercise are going to be so overwhelming.. I needed a huge commitment of time, planning, energy, to get started.. NO I don't. I need to keep it in perspective and get going on it. <BR> <BR> I have always wondered why I could not GET THIS! Well.. because I ha... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:28:40 EST Putting it all together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867095 I really need to just figure out that meal planning, exercising, eating right, are just something grown ups do. LOL. I am getting there.. one step at a time. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:30:10 EST Still Hanging in there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813733 I have finally realized being mindful and not hurried multi tasking crazy person helps with weight loss and sanity. It took me long enough Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:42:57 EST a fresh start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804497 I am finally doing the head work required for lasting changes. <BR> <BR> 1) I am focussed on letting go of control of things I can not control. <BR> <BR> 2) I am a good steward with much faith in life. <BR> <BR> 3) I am strong enough to make changes. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:23:29 EST Deleting my sparkmail.. what a wake up call. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591044 I sat and just deleted my sparkmails. It tells a story that I am sad about. My daughter went through something starting last March. I dropped my life.. and I mean, I put everything about my life on hold to hold her, walk her through, guide her, whatever you want to call it.. through her life. <BR> <BR> I am dealing with separation issues as she gets ready to leave the nest as well. I realized that I can't live her life for her. She will be disappointed, she will get strong, she will win an... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:59:14 EST hmmmm.. ashamed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510655 I haven't been back to take care of myself in months. I just gave up. <BR> <BR> I realize I was on a road to nowhere and the only way to care for others is to care for yourself. I am back now. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:37:06 EST Inspirational quotes and how I have learned from them http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269946 I have collected quotes and posted them all over my page. <BR> <BR> I gather quotes and pin them to my board, I print them out and I stick them on my mirror and my books. I carry them with me, I even wear them on my wrist in a silver inscribed bracelet. <BR> <BR> Something has happened. <BR> <BR> I am now posting them on my facebook for others. I am printing them out and leaving them for my daughter on her pillow. <BR> <BR> I discovered, while I like the quotes, I don't lean on them lik... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:34:02 EST Round Two: Around the House Workout Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262228 Around the House Workout Game! <BR> 1) Every time you visit the restroom do 15 wall pushups! <BR> 2) Every time a commercial comes on get up and do 15 knee lifts <BR> 3) Unloading dishwasher: 15 squats <BR> 4) Folding Laundry: 20 arm circles <BR> 5) Brushing teeth: calve lifts <BR> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:02:56 EST First Weeks Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262213 <BR> <BR> My Blog is actually on my sparkpage LOL. I am 45 now sigh, with two kids that run me ragged and try as I might I find myself slipping into a pattern where I continuously take care of them first. <BR> <BR> I did this challenge days ago, and yet I didn't bother to post it until now. I use both Fitbit and the Aria Fitbit Scale so I know every single day what my percentage of fat is. <BR> <BR> 53.0% down from 53.7% last week WOO HOO 134# of fat. Can you believe that? I am willin... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:52:08 EST Not counting the days on program because it is FROM NOW ON. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247691 Not day 56 or 100 or even 5944. <BR> <BR> IT IS UNTIL THE END OF MY LIFE. <BR> <BR> Exercise makes me HAPPY..and carefree and motivated...no I mean MOTIVATED. <BR> <BR> It makes me deal with stress at work easily. <BR> <BR> It makes me LIKE MYSELF. Making good Health choices tells me...somewhere down deep, like a child who watches when you don't think they are..THAT I AM WORTH IT. <BR> <BR> I feel like I have really been given the GOLDEN TICKET. I have felt this way before, but have giv... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:40:04 EST Day 13: Preparing FOOD in advanced is acting like a grown up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231617 I am always telling my teenagers YOU DO WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU. <BR> <BR> Ummmmm.. what message am I sending? When I don't have time to cook? When I order a pizza? When I throw away the science experiments that were the "the best of intentions" in my crisper drawer? <BR> <BR> SO: I started CHOPPING the fruit up, and I dug up all those cute containers I have and I am making a veggie tray after work today. People EAT what is prepared and quick....that is why grapes washed and sectioned get... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:36:26 EST Day 12: WHY do I want to lose weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229811 I used to say to fit into size 7 jeans, and I suppose that is a fine goal. As I age though, my focus has become much deeper. <BR> <BR> I want to be healthy. I am tired of being "winded" at the most basic tasks. I want to see my children grow up, I want to play with my grandchildren when I get them. <BR> <BR> I want my life insurance to go down and I want to throw the blood pressure pills in the garbage. My Mom Told me once you go on BP meds you can never go off of them. I disagree. <BR> ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:41:11 EST Day 11.. bought a Fit Bit Aria Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228660 I love the FITBIT company. LOVE it. Sparkpeople has recently partnered with fitbit to link their sites together. <BR> <BR> LOVING THAT. SO I washed my fitbitUltra a few cycles before I discovered it! BOO HOO. I need to put a note every time I put a load of laundry in..WHERE IS YOUR FITBIT? (I have washed and lost 2 Fitbit's, a few wallets, and a couple of cell phones in my day! SIGH. <BR> <BR> I went to order a new one (ULTRA) and imagine my surprise when they no longer offered it! They of... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:41:30 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222918 Yeah, I am still sick but I feel better! <BR> <BR> I am listening to fitbit on spark radio. <BR> <BR> They listing steps on how to get in those steps if you haven't made it at the end of the day. <BR> <BR> I am thinking I like the dance party. :) <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:16:00 EST Day 5...I gained weight..after really trying! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219742 SO I am bummed, I am not even going to lie. <BR> <BR> I worked out. I ate right, I drank my water, and I gained .6 lbs! Thank you very much. <BR> <BR> So I could go two ways.... I could get discouraged and say this is never ever going to work. <BR> <BR> OR I could get tougher. It ain't going to go anywhere...if I don't KEEP GOING forward. <BR> <BR> I am sick, that could affect my weight. I am doing the best I can. SO...I am not going backwards. <BR> <BR> I am NOT going backwards. I m... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:46:51 EST day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219723 SICK! <BR> <BR> that is all I am saying! LOL Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:40:18 EST a little trick! Bacon is available..Hormel real bacon bits. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216942 Reading that cutie pie Rocca's cookbook.. and he says use Hormel real bacon bits instead of real bacon. SO..I bought some noting the 25 calories per serving...yeah I can work with that. <BR> <BR> I added it to my egg beaters and even my 10 year old picky son LOVED it. What else can I use this for. I know I am probably LATE doing this..so what are some of your tricks? Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:33:54 EST Day 2 and 3! How time flies, even when you don't change your life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216613 Missed blogging yesterday. <BR> <BR> I cleaned out my personal space, my scraproom, and found a scrapbook that I started when I really wanted to "take control" and get started. It has been sitting there waiting for me, all of this time. The photo is the one on my profile. I am 20 lbs less in that.."that is it photo!" <BR> <BR> What I found most startling: I started the scrapbook 4 years ago, almost to the date. It was so shocking to see that I had not done a blessed thing in 4 years to get... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:05:04 EST Day 1? Really is it day one after years on spark? yes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214206 I have decided to have a DO-OVER. Yep, me. I was standing there, folding clothes and it hit me like a ton of bricks. <BR> <BR> I have wanted to lose weight, done a few things to try and lose weight. BUT I have never put it on project status. NEVER. <BR> <BR> I am a very intent and focused individual when something is important to me. <BR> <BR> Both Pregnancies: I could have been a poster child for perfect behavior. Husband had Cancer: Project status: Hyper focused. The best doctors. Th... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:28:58 EST Bad FOOD, bad boyfriends, about the same thing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176812 I indulged..oh boy, did I indulge. I indulged in anything I wanted to. Yep, that's right. <BR> <BR> I even ordered a large Popcorn with butter. There were no limits. If I wanted it...I ate it. I gave myself permission. Yes I did. Call it a break up. I long good bye. <BR> <BR> I know this sounds so crazy...but I took the forbidden temptation. I said what the hell. <BR> <BR> You know what, when you finally get what you have wanted for so long...permission to eat the fudge, the prime rib, ... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:30:07 EST Doing my own blog, starring me. LOL. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167182 I was thinking I should really set up a blog, complete with pics etc...about my journey. <BR> <BR> I could take pictures I thought, I could share recipes, I could document my story. <BR> <BR> I said, but where can I do this? What blogging place should I share this? LOL. <BR> <BR> Well...Hello Gorgeous, where have you been..waiting for me to come back and turn it around. 40,000 sparkpoints and NOW I am getting it together? LOL... <BR> <BR> No messing around. I am ready and I have learne... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 10:07:02 EST I can't believe I have Fallen so far from Fitness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158086 I just let myself go..completely. I had a death, an almost death (ICU for a month) a house fire, but honestly though these all happened to Father's, brother's and sister's they did not happen to me. I was under stress I turned to food. I spent far more than I should have traveling, donating, giving, and shrugged my shoulders saying what else could I do. <BR> <BR> Maybe nothing as far as the travel, the donations, the expenses that come with one family event, let alone three, BUT I could hav... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 10:26:55 EST It is up to me..routines the key to FREEDOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079465 I don't need to make excuses I just need to do it and do it day after day after day, until it is like breathing to me. <BR> <BR> It does not have to be hard, once a routine is established. ' <BR> <BR> ROUTINES save us from thinking, they save us from making the tough daily choices. <BR> <BR> They are boring, they are predictable...UNTIL you realize they free you! <BR> <BR> If you get this stuff out of the way: eating, exercise, drinking the water and do not put any more thought into it... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:34:41 EST Me First http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075308 I have had it. I mean seriously had it. <BR> <BR> I am never, ever, going to lose this weight until I am number 1 on my list. That sounds harsh to me....inconsiderate, selfish, etc... etc.. etc.... <BR> <BR> Well So be it. I guess that is what I will have to think I am until I finally get it through to MYSELF that I need to give to myself first, to be a better MOM, a better wife, A better ME. <BR> <BR> I do not need to get up and start laundry right away, and my 10th grader can make her o... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 06:58:24 EST I am the girl with a PLAN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063018 I plan on doing the work. <BR> <BR> It is that simple. <BR> <BR> I am going to track my food staying within the ranges I have decided on. <BR> <BR> I am going to exercise 6 days a week. I am not that great right now, but I am getting better with every passing day. <BR> <BR> I am going to choose water, saving soda for once a week on Friday's when I get off work. 1 diet pepsi. 4 a month is a long way for a 12 pack a week. :) <BR> <BR> I am going to stay away from restaurants unless it... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:01:48 EST NEVER QUIT PLEDGE...post to your blog too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035912 Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. <BR> <BR> I pledge to stay... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:54:14 EST S.M.A.R.T. goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022861 I just watched Coach Nicole's video about attaining goals. She emphasizes they must be S.M.A.R.T. = S= specific, M= Manageable, A= Attainable, R= Realistic, T= Timely. <BR> <BR> My GOAL: Lost 10 # by Oct. 1st <BR> <BR> S= Specific Yes. <BR> M= Manageable Yes, this should not be that difficult. It is within the healthy guidelines. It is six weeks away. It is a little more than 1 Lb a week, but a little less than 2 lb a week <BR> A= Attainable. If I stay focused and track everything, drink ... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:54:22 EST You Did WHAT?? You turned off your cell phone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007002 for a whole day! <BR> <BR> LOL. I realized all those dang texts and phone calls suck a person dry. I want my life back on my terms. <BR> <BR> A cell used to be just a way for me to make a phone call. <BR> <BR> Now I can connect. keep in touch. talk for hours via a speaker or blue tooth. <BR> <BR> I want some peace and quiet. <BR> <BR> We never have time to do anything...yet I bet we would be amazed how much these little buggers steal from us! A quick look, an instant reply...blaH! <B... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 16:40:08 EST Ta Da..now is MY Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5006317 So I made a huge declaration that I was committing to a year. An entire year of ME. <BR> <BR> I said from Aug. 1st to Aug. 1st I would not be doing more for others than I did for myself. <BR> <BR> I can't any longer. I am exhausted and resentful of giving and giving. I don't give to get back...But when you do give and the person always wants more and more. <BR> <BR> I have had enough of that. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am not saying I won't "do" for the people in my life. I just won't do for ev... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:14:39 EST I choose ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969709 I am really loving life right now. I am making good choices and surprise! surprise! the weight is coming off. <BR> <BR> I am not tired, I am energized and I see I have a long way to go, and it is ok! <BR> <BR> I will get there, with dedication to myself. I am never, ever, quitting on me again! NEVER! Sat, 14 Jul 2012 08:49:24 EST Kicking it up! Let's get moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864319 I am the worst procrastinator. <BR> <BR> I find everything from laundry to email to get in the way of my exercise routine. I then find myself late and running to work. <BR> <BR> I will do it after work I tell myself, though it is usually a lie! <BR> <BR> so, no more. If I really want to change my life, I must get busy doing it. <BR> <BR> I am no longer trying..I am doing. If I don't I will be FAT Forever. It isn't disappearing on it's own. I have tried that. Thu, 3 May 2012 08:51:17 EST shake up your routines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860933 I just left my livemind class that sparkpeople sponsors. I am telling you...those classes are fabulous. Today we discussed changing up intensity, adding time, changing activities. <BR> <BR> We can all do something to keep us active, engaged, and loving our lives. Get started with this article: <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn<BR>ess_articles.asp?id=534 Tue, 1 May 2012 10:06:58 EST Saving Money at the Grocery Store. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4846436 The first thing I do is plan my meals with my sale items at the grocery store. <BR> <BR> I hit farmer's markets when the season is on us. <BR> <BR> I go to www.bountifulbaskets.org and order veggies and fruit from them. <BR> <BR> www.localharvest.com <BR> <BR> www.dealseekingmom.com <BR> <BR> www.refundcents.com <BR> <BR> :) Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:24:51 EST Our entire destiny lies within our own minds. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794597 I have been reading lately this same concept, presented to me in different forms. <BR> <BR> An Article on weight loss, a financial blog, a book on self exploration. <BR> <BR> The Mantra, "If you believe it, you will achieve it." comes to mind. <BR> <BR> The financial piece was pointing out that those with a concrete financial plan, have larger retirement accounts and achieve more of their goals. They do not spend aimlessly, but with calculated decision. They might sacrifice the short ter... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:22:51 EST Don't surround yourself with QUITTERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785394 Two in one day...but I wanted to say something.... <BR> <BR> If you surround yourself with quitters, excuse makers, and couch potatoes it is a lot easier to be one. <BR> <BR> I know that sounds like I am judging harshly, and I said I would not do that. I am not talking about judging, everyone is on their own journey. I am talking about NOT ALLOWING B.S. to filter into your life. <BR> <BR> It is so easy to say, I will eat it, because she made it and I did not want to hurt anyone's feeling... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:21:25 EST I just can't Quit....smiling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785044 I feel so GOOD! I mean it! That is what eating right, and exercising, drinking that water will do for you. <BR> <BR> I actually weighed in heavier. I don't care, I simply am not judging everything by that darn scale. <BR> <BR> I know before weigh in days I should be eating light...fish, chicken, etc....but I did not. LOL. Who really cares! Next week I will have a killer week. <BR> <BR> I am having one this week. YOU DECIDE EVERY SINGLE DAY HOW IT IS GOING TO TURN OUT! You do this by eati... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:12:44 EST I walked 5 miles today! and I feel fine :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4781567 My knees were just killing me. I was actually hobbling around after a 4 mile walk...and could hardly walk down the steps to my car after walking on the track.. <BR> <BR> I told my husband I am willing to do the work, but I didn't know if physically I could do it. He told me to try some knee braces, my best friend suggested something called blue emu. <BR> <BR> I used both and woo hoo... 5 miles and just a slight knee ache for like 5 minutes! I am on my way now..and I feel like nothing is ho... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 06:58:14 EST When You are down...keep going strong. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4778925 I have had an okay week, full of a few happy moments and truthfully more than one disappointment. Major setbacks with finances, saying good bye to a loved one, Doctor Bills that were unexpected, a cut back at work for my husband, and a sick daughter that had to miss "districts" for a school activity she has been working on since September. <BR> <BR> I joined the gym and upped my walking to 4 miles from 2. My knee hurts, so I bought biofreeze and I am still walking and believing in myself. ... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 10:21:11 EST I am DOING IT EVERY SINGLE DAY and I like it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4775123 I am proud of me now, and it is okay my weight went up slightly this morning. I KNOW I am doing the work, and eating right, and tracking, and drinking that water... <BR> <BR> AND IF I KEEP DOING IT...I WILL FEEL AMAZING, and EVENTUALLY I WILL GET THERE. <BR> <BR> As coach Nicole says, if you want to STOP STARTING OVER QUIT STOPPING...KEEP GOING, KEEP G-O-I-N-G~! <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Mar 2012 08:30:57 EST stole this from a popular blog. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4768315 Daily Goals: <BR> Exercise at least 25 minutes, 6x per week. <BR> Calorie Goal Range (1200-1300) <BR> Servings of Freggies: 5 <BR> Ounces of Water: 60 <BR> <BR> Hours of Sleep: <BR> Calories Ate: <BR> Cardio Minutes: <BR> Strength Minutes: <BR> Calories Burned: <BR> Exercises Done: <BR> Water: <BR> Vitamins: <BR> Servings of Vegetables: <BR> Servings of Fruits: <BR> <BR> Food Ate: <BR> Breakfast— <BR> <BR> Lunch— <BR> <BR> Dinner— <BR> <BR> Snacks— <BR> ................. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 09:38:49 EST 5 things I like about myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744702 1) My eyes. They are beautiful and I know it because total strangers tell me that. <BR> <BR> 2) I am warm and friendly and put people at ease. <BR> <BR> 3) I am pretty darn smart and I think I can write a pretty good blog generally. :) <BR> <BR> 4) I am loved. I give and receive love to all I know. <BR> <BR> 5) I love my peaches and cream complexion. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:46:05 EST Reflecting on last 10 weeks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744698 Not a lot of weight loss, some gain, some loss, and since last week. down .2 :) <BR> <BR> I have learned to keep on going this challenge. I have started really focusing on being consistent in tracking and water, and exercise. It is coming together. <BR> <BR> I am using far less processed foods. THOUGH I still like luna bars, atkins, etc...for a quick snack. <BR> <BR> I am okay with me! That is the biggest part and I don't feel hopeless any more. that is HUGE too. :) Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:43:33 EST You start taking care of yourself....it spills on over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4739718 I started really making great choices in the supermarket. If you don't buy it, you won't eat it. Simple Really. <BR> <BR> I started devoting some time to meditation and devotional reading. I call it getting right with me and GOD. <BR> <BR> I joined a few teams, that push me, to not let them down..and then I myself. <BR> <BR> I am changing. I see it and it brings tears to my eyes. I see it in subtle ways. I don't push myself so hard to have a perfect house..I set up a chore chart for tho... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:58:15 EST FIT BIT ULTRA..I bought it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736498 Okay, I have to say I am in "LUV" with my fit bit. Though I did not even know it right away. <BR> <BR> To call this a pedometer is kinda like calling a fine bottle of wine a house red! LOL. <BR> <BR> What do I like about it: It is discreet. It is small enough to wear anywhere, though I slip it onto the front part of my bra and nope not uncool bumps. <BR> <BR> It is ACCURATE. I reviewed this little baby quite a bit before the purchase and every site commended it on its accuracy. I am not ... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:13:47 EST Fit Bit Ultra ? To buy or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4726128 I had never even heard of Fit Bit Ultra! But....all of a sudden I am reading about it....everywhere. <BR> <BR> So Who has it? Who has ever heard of it? Who uses it? Pros Cons? HUH?????? <BR> <BR> I know it is a luxury, and I am thinking I would love to have it. I have birthday money...and it would take all of it. <BR> <BR> I have an Omron, but everytime I sit down it unclips. <BR> <BR> This is tiny, and fits on your bra or inner jean pocket...and it updates wirelessly <BR> <BR> But...it... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 22:07:58 EST Feb. Goals: The happy land of OZ. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4714024 I want to reflect on what I did right for Jan: <BR> <BR> I worked out! I cleaned out the pantry of all garbage! I made myself a priority. <BR> <BR> I am going to continue on this path. I am no longer going to allow myself to make excuses to stand in my way. I am going to find them Unacceptable. <BR> <BR> If I was paid to manage my life, would I fire me? LOL. NOT ANYMORE! I was an inattentive manager for a long time. NO MORE. <BR> <BR> I will continue to work out, I will continue to fo... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:08:12 EST Writing my own success story. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4709868 I always look at the success stories on sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I do so for motivation, I do because it is fabulous to read the story of someone who is so proud and HAPPY. <BR> <BR> Today, for the first time, I thought to myself, I want to be the story, not read about it. <BR> <BR> My thinking is changing into being motivated by myself, and not others. <BR> <BR> I want to thank all of you, for motivating me, when motivating myself, was so far away. <BR> <BR> I am a lot different now.... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 08:53:55 EST