BEVEL1's SparkPeople Blog BEVEL1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sliding Backwards! Why Do This Has To Happen... <img src="">I know I got off to a great "starting over" start but over these last couple of weeks I've noticed I am slipping and sliding back to old habits. Such as not watching what I eat, even though I find buying healthy things to eat helps. It doesn't seem to help to keep the unhealthy foods that the fam. ikes lying around. I'm beginning to think I am going to have to call a family meet and demand that everyone decide to change their... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:47:06 EST SP Angels! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, SP Angels! <BR> <BR> <BR> I've been gone awhile and you all have remained in my heart, <BR> I thank God for the SP universe and the beautiful angels <BR> that are positioned in the atmosphere here. The spirit of love and goodwill seems to whisper in my ear each time I read or lurk the contents of others. I am over-joyed and un-conditionally thankful for another chance to exhale the beauty of one ... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 03:47:14 EST A Poem For Today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is the day I will not fail <BR> I will empower myself to be strong <BR> To do what it takes to really sail... <BR> <BR> Today is the day of new beginnings <BR> I will encourage myself to think ahead <BR> Past mistakes will be my stepping stones <BR> To stay motivated, learn and prepare for the winnings... <BR> <BR> The day is Today! <BR> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>___ <BR> A poem I w... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 01:44:18 EST Energy Surge From Where? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, was a super great day! I got off to an early start, ate a light breakfast to my surprise. I felt a powerful energy surge and took advantage of it by doing a thorough cleaning in my kitchen which was so needed. I checked in with my accountability partner and exercised the entire time while chatting. I was easily drawn away from my PC or whatever I was doing, to do my exercises of (10min.) intervals. Th... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 20:22:39 EST Going To Bed On Time <img src=""> <BR> I wonder am I the only one guilty of staying up when I should be in bed. So many times I have cheated myself out of good rest and sleep. Needless to mention, there are unwanted consequences that comes with sleep deprivation. I usually will develop the munchies and want to raid the fridge! Like, I really need to add an extra meal... big, huge, gigantic mistake! So the lesson learned here is to "Go to freakin Bed" Bev! <... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 02:20:06 EST Some Days I Wonder? Some days I wonder, Am I really determined to do this (get fit) because there are times it seems like I'm giving up. If I feel sluggish, lazy and zapped of energy, it will set the tone for the day. I know I need to fight these feelings with a vengeance but I feel guilty when I mentally do nothing but let the wrong feelings overwhelm me. I know it is only a mental set back that I will have to change into a powerful comeback...but this is what I am having to deal with on my journey. I am tryi... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:34:52 EST Checking In <img src="">Lately, I have been chattering a lot to myself when making right or wrong choices. If I can think, prior to every meal about my "food plan of action" I will usually make healthier choices. So it helps me to decide what and how much I will eat before I eat. I am drinking 16 ounces of water before meals which hydrates and stops me from over eating. Finally, I am replacing my refined sugars for pure honey instead when I crave... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:56:50 EST Is There A Fear Of Weight Loss Success? Finally, my clothes are beginning to sag which is so motivating! Even though they are not sagging a lot, every bit counts. I try not to get too excited because sometimes when I start "moving" the pounds I will step into a red zone and re-gain the same lost pounds. Someone close pointed out to me that there was such thing as "fear of success" and if that didn't give me something interesting to ponder on. Who doesn't want success and who would even dare to fear being healthy? I think one of my... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:49:29 EST Great Day! <img src="">I made remarkable improvements today! My calorie intake was better and I focused in on my aerobics. I felt more energized and ready to do the exercises. To sum it up...It really was a great day. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:10:23 EST I am Struggling!!! But No Quitting This morning, I devoured 2 huge slices of frosted chocolate cake filled with extra pecans...oopsy! Yes, it was deliciously sweet and yummy but I will pay dearly. The cake was just there staring me in the face as if saying "taste me just this once will not hurt" (lol). I felt so guilty afterwards, until I decided that would have to count as breakfast. I know, right...what a wasted breakfast! I skipped lunch not intentionally though, I slept pass the lunch hour. Then I got in a bit of exercise... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:53:03 EST Thursday Aug.15th...May Day!!! I struggled so badly Thursday until I will mentally pretend this day didn't happen. <em>245</em> I kept thinking, if only I had the mental energy the physical energy would come. In spite, of my "set back" atleast today I am more inspired. I am motivated to convert my "set backs" into my "come-backs" and I will yet picture the day of victory and defeat! <em>9</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:15:58 EST Lazy Day It has been a beautiful but lazy day for me. Today, I didn't spend as much time on the SP site and as a result the consequences were not as favorable. I was not as enthused to exercise as yesterday. I made a mistake when I didn't stick to my plan. I tried a couple of different 10min. workouts instead of the ones I did yesterday. I didn't have much energy it seems. I think I did like 3-5 minutes on each video before I was off to doing something else or simply watching the rest or the video. I ... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:35:27 EST My First Day Of Boot Camp <img src="">I found the work out videos for the 10 minutes segments. I was really struggling to keep up and at times I had to do the lower impact version of the given body movements. At the beginning I felt tired with a bit of pain. It was the longest 10 minutes ever! I survived and awhile afterward started feeling really great! The post stretches did wonders and prevented my muscles from feeling sore. <BR> <BR> I have done a total of... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:18:23 EST Back With A Vengence <img src="">I've been gone way to long now it's time to bring it back...sounds familiar? Yea, C. who sings it in her song, is not the only one whose been gone to long.(lol)...Today is a day of new beginnings. I am looking up and thinking only fresh, good and positive thoughts. I am trusting my thoughts to be so self encouraging and uplifting until I'll have no other choice but to activate my plan of action! I am so happy to sit here as t... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:41:04 EST Must Stay Focused Again this is another start of a great day! It is so important to put into writting goals and plans for the day. Somehow, it seems if checking off a list of daily goals to accomplish....actually helps to materialize whatever it is on that list. <BR> <BR> Well first on my list today is to Stay Focused on each thing I write down on my list until it gets done. I am working on my water challenge again today. I have already walked this morning after work about 2 miles and had a hearty breakfast o... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:50:04 EST Fine..Fine...Fine! I've missed a couple of days of blogging but that's okay...because I think thats typical me. I am working harder on being more disclipine concerning some things in my life...It would be more appropriate I guess to say, "All things In Life". <BR> <BR> As far as my water challenge it continues to be going Fine...Fine...Fine! Water actually relieves some of my physical it's easier to go for water. I feel it is neccessary to drink water inspite of my "hate affair" for water for man... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:47:42 EST Made My Water Challenge Today! Got an early morning start and my thirst crave helped me out a lot, some-how during the day I became more rebellious against drinking water. It was steaming hot and you would think I'd been more thirsty mid day for the water. However, I was craving popsicles, cold fruit juices anything except the water. Today, I missed out on my 1 mile walk and I'm feeling quite sluggish and on a "slow" mode. <BR> <BR> Even when I attempt to do my "cardios" I'm doing bit by bit lasting only a few minutes... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 18:54:26 EST ~My Journey To Happiness~ Today, I am seeking to be more than I can and will ever be. Every fresh beginning starts with me. I must not look back on the yesterdays. I must make this very moment the beginning of my "today"! <BR> <BR> I am bountifully blessed, thankful, free spirited and holding a wealth of love to share and give to others I encounter. One of my missions is to do a great deed for today. It could be something as great as giving something I prize away to someone, to capture a beautiful smile...down to a s... Thu, 3 Jul 2008 13:49:07 EST