8CASS8's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=8CASS8 8CASS8'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/ The Eye of the Tiger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433831 I have struggled with getting to a healthily, happy weight for much of my life. Whenever I would bemoan the lack of progress in my weight loss (usually because I had stopped doing anything conducive to weight loss), my dad would regale me with the tale of Rocky. Up before the sun comes up, fighting (literally and figuratively) for a dream through hard work and unfavorable conditions. Rocky probably did not have a whole heck of a lot of fun during those sweat-filled, bandana-wearing training s... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 01:55:46 EST Worth a Thousand Words and Then Some... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427019 I often curse the new ads that have started plaguing the beginning of YouTube videos recently. However, while waiting for a trailer to begin, I took notice of the ad running before it. Check it out below: <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPFsa6FLv<BR>lg <BR> <BR> This particular ad is actually a Dove commercial entitled "Dove Camera Shy". If you took a peek at the video I am sure many of you can relate. How is it that something so innocent, and innovative really, as a camera can cau... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 02:52:42 EST Light as a Feather... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425976 I was driving home from class tonight, passing under a bridge just at dusk, when I looked up and saw something beautiful. A bird was quite literally soaring across the bridge. Wings outstretched, the last rays of sunlight shining through its paper-thin feathers. For the briefest moment I closed my eyes and let the wind pouring in the window touch my face, and I felt it too--weightlessness. <BR> <BR> And not just weightlessness from the pounds weighing down my body, but relief from the consta... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:34:29 EST