BHOLMAN1005's SparkPeople Blog BHOLMAN1005's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Imagination Imagination is the workshop of the mind <BR> <BR> Napoleon Hill Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:18:56 EST Law of attraction Whatever order we issue to the subconscious mind, it promptly undertakes to carry out: whatever state of existence you declare to be in being the subconscious mind assumes exists and works within you accordingly <BR> Rev. W. J. Murray Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:38:38 EST Take Charge of Your Life Once you start meeting the goals that you set your life will change dramatically. More time , more success, life gets better for you and your family. By unl9ocking your full potential you can reach those important goals . By reviewing your goals daily you will succed in anything you do. <BR> <BR> Brian Tracy Sun, 11 Nov 2012 05:28:29 EST Happiness Happiness is found in doing not nerely by possessing. <BR> <BR> Napoleon Hill Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:01:45 EST Appreciation Anything acquired without effort and without work is generally unappreciated. <BR> <BR> Napoleon Hill Sun, 9 Sep 2012 07:25:51 EST Mind Control Mind control is the result of self discipline and habit. You either control your mind or it controls you. <BR> <BR> Napoleon Hill Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:11:34 EST Facts Verses Attitudes Gravity is a fact, but airplanes circumvent that fact on an hourly basis <BR> Neil Armstrong <BR> <BR> Your attitude is more important that the facts <BR> Ken Meninger Sun, 29 Jul 2012 05:03:49 EST Success verses Failure Success requires no explanations -- Failure permits no alibis <BR> <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> from Think ans Grow Rich Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:03:48 EST Take Yourself Off the Hook Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a neew day: begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson Fri, 18 May 2012 13:13:55 EST Experiences An experience can be regarded as a setback or the starting of a new adventure Mon, 14 May 2012 14:08:54 EST Fake It Sometimes you must fake it until you make it...Act yourself into a new way of thinking and think yourself into a new way of acting. <BR> <BR> Willie Jolley <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 May 2012 05:01:45 EST Decide what you want The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. <BR> Ben Stein (Actor and author) Fri, 24 Feb 2012 05:44:29 EST Believe in Yourself You weren't an accident. You weren't mass produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberatley planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman. <BR> <BR> Max Lucado (Best-selling author) Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:35:13 EST Move Toward Your Goal Even if you are on the RIGHT track, if you just sit-there, you'll get run over by the train" Mark Twain <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 10:03:21 EST Real Estate License If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" <BR> <BR> - John Wooden <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Finally got my Florida Real Estate License in December - and just got affiliated with a company so will need to use some of my words of wisdom that I have been blogging Thu, 2 Feb 2012 09:54:44 EST Courage "Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." <BR> <BR> - C.S. Lewis <BR> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 08:46:57 EST Let your imagination do the work Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions” <BR> – Albert Einstein <BR> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:01:36 EST Strategic Thinking Deciding on what you want to accomplish in advance is the first step in strategic thinking. <BR> <BR> Brian Tracy Sun, 22 Jan 2012 07:17:02 EST Super Attitude It is not wha happens to you that counts. It is how you react to what happens to you, <BR> Brian Tracy Sat, 21 Jan 2012 07:56:31 EST Inspiration It's you attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude <BR> <BR> Zig Ziglar Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:00:58 EST Spark People Recipes I have been cutting down on beef & pork. I was running out of ideas on chicken & fish. I've been going into the Shark People Recipes and there are some outstanding ones that are great. Have even used some when company is over and they don't believe that they are from a site like this. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 09:11:50 EST Grocery Shopping When I answered one of the questions today either in one of the spark team pages or on the message board I realized that my grocery shopping habits have changed--I still spend too much money but most of it is in the produce aisle. My trouble is that everything looks and smells so good that I buy more than I can use before it starts to wilt. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:09:05 EST Feeling Good With better eating habits and more consistent exercise I feel good <em>140</em> <em>311</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:03:23 EST Late night eating I do good all day then blow it late at night--am switching to berries and toast. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:17:38 EST Fat % My weight is going down but that fat content is BAD BAD--I am going to try more exercise and staying on my feet more today--Any suggestion will be welcome Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:46:15 EST Eating Light The past few days I have been eating light with lots of fruit and veggies. I must admit that I feel much better. At first I felt deprived but then I realize my body likes it. Mon, 9 Jan 2012 04:49:15 EST Pictures If you haven't seen JennyBaker247 Blog you need to check out the pictures. There are 60 of the most beautiful pictures. They make you realize what a wonderful world and planet we have. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 06:54:36 EST Grand Daughter's Wedding My grand daughter is planning a wedding for ST Patty's Day and has decided to use the clubhouse here at my condo complex. She was over last night working on invitations--designing her own on the computer, today she will be over working on the RSVP cards. She is looking for a dress today. So things are beginning to happen. We will be going over the layout of the clubhouse today with her mother. <BR> <BR> I hear we have family coming from VA and FL from her side and family coming fom India... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 09:34:22 EST January 2012 It has been going good. I am at plateau on the weight loss but I am eating healthier and getting more exercise and feel great--I know the weight loss will show up eventually. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 08:48:04 EST Rose Bowl Parade Just finished watching the Rose Bowl Parade and all I can think of is what a great country we live in and how beautiful the floats were and how great the bands. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:36:21 EST 2012 In order to make this a better year for me and others; each month I plan to get rid of at least one cause of stress. At the end of each month I want to be able to say I made a difference in someones life that month. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 09:34:13 EST 2012--GREAT YEAR I have a gut feeling that 2012 is going to be a great year. I know all the signs point in the other direction but I just don't believe it--I feel things will get better. <BR> <BR> Thanks to all who sent my holiday good wishes. I was working on passing my real estate exam. Which I did now I have to find an agency to work out of. I have some appointments set up. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year and have a safe New Years Eve <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:50:35 EST Holiday Season The cards are out, the tree decorated, and this year I plan on just enjoying the season and my family with no mad rushes to get things done. <BR> <BR> It is the season of the Dear Child's birth and I plan on putting Christ back into my Christmas. <BR> <BR> Hope this season is joyful and peaceful for you all <em>460</em> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:19:12 EST Family Challenge I slipped back and gained 10 of my 15 lbs back. My daughter says she has gained way too much, my grand daughter that just had the baby hasn't been eating healthy, and I have a grandson that has lost a lot (was over weight as a teen) and wants to shape and firm up. We have a challenge going makes it more fun and interesting. Sun, 20 Nov 2011 09:31:17 EST Two more pictures from the reunion--it said it all for the little kids <img src=""> <img src=""> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:19:17 EST Family Reunion--Aug, 2011--Smith Mountain Lake State Park, VA <img src=""> Sat, 5 Nov 2011 11:52:24 EST Summer is officially over back to basics It's been a busy summer, I went to work then quit already as it wasn't working out with school. I'm still working on my DBA and also working on getting my real estate license. <BR> <BR> Here is a picture of the quilt and bear that I made for my future great grand son. (He is due any day) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The family reunion was great but a couple of son-in-laws were in industries that were affected by Irene when she passed through... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 08:11:02 EST Not on site but still working on program I am gainfully employed now and find time to get on the site and post limited but I am keeping up with the program with both exercise and healthy eating. The weight is coming off and the body fat (which is still WAY TOO MUCH) is coming down too. SP has really been a help. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 06:48:29 EST Shopping I went grocery shopping over the weekend and found recipes on SP and also got a lot of fruit & some veggies. The final checkout total wasn't as bad as I figured. Did not get as much meat as usual. I just went back to work and figured that fruit, almonds and cheese would make some great lunches rather than sandwiches. Salads will also be good to take. Won't be eating out. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 08:03:15 EST Clothes fitting better No one has really mentioned my weight loss. My grand daughter who always tries to say the right thing said I'm proud of you but did not go so far as to say you can see your weight loss. <BR> A neighbor told me I was looking really good-had I been out to the pool and got more of a tan. <BR> <BR> BUT my clothes are showing it. I put on a pair of shorts that 6 months ago I could hardly zip up but today they are actually too big. I guess I'm making progress. Sat, 9 Jul 2011 09:03:26 EST Spark People This site is awesome it really keeps me motivated and thanks to all my spark friends. When I get down it is always a good place to start to pick up my attitude and get back on track. THANKS TO ALL Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:24:15 EST An Awesome Day It's one of those days that everything just seems great. Did some swimming, got wash done and worked on the quilt I'm making. The rest of the day is for fun and enjoying life. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 10:40:12 EST Happy 4th of July Some of my best memories of the 4th of July came from the late 60s and 70s. We vacationed in Maine on the Belgrade chain of lakes (Snowpond) and they always had a 4th celebration at the Waterville airport. Activities all day that the kids loved and food and fireworks that we the partents enjoyed. Mon, 4 Jul 2011 07:22:18 EST Sunday is going well I went swimming early this morning, got some wash done, catching up on SP, and now heading to church. It seems like it should be much later. It is amazing how much you can get done when you don't play computer games or watch TV. I feel much more motivated and happy with myself. I have a BAD BAD habit I'm addicted to spider solitaire . Sun, 3 Jul 2011 10:27:39 EST Call from daughter-in-law's phone My son & his wife had all their family over one of his grandkids was playing with the phone and called me I called back and had great conversation with my son. <BR> I told him they needed to let the little ones play with the phone more often. Sat, 2 Jul 2011 14:54:21 EST Grades back Just got the grade back for this course. It's an A that is thanks to the fact that we had to work in teams and there were 2 really strong (business, research minded) people in the group and I was not one of them but I did benefit from their talents and know a lot more than I did. <em>149</em> <em>253</em> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 14:01:50 EST Plans for the 4th of july I'm looking forward to the fireworks. I live in Charlotte Harbor, FL across the Peace River fireworks are shot off at a park and we see them from the condo docks. Last year was my first year living here and it was really a beautiful sight the fireworks in the air and the reflection on the water. <BR> My family is coming over for grilling hot dogs before other activities. <em>283</em> <em>232</em> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 08:16:42 EST Class is almost over I'm working for my DBA and my class for summer I is over this week. I was wondering what I needed to get at that as fallen through the cracks while I was doing research. I got a call from my daughter asking me to make a quilt for my future great grandson. So much for mundane tasks. This is so much more fun. I started yesterday, picked out a pattern (it was suppose to be jungle animals) I ended up with elephants in the attic window. I told her I would bring it up to Virginia when I come ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:22:13 EST Back On Track June was a month that I did not stay on track, in the last three weeks I only lost .2lb. I know exercise, water, and no junk food really is important. On the whole I stayed in the calorie count but not using wise choices. I'm getting back on track and hope to see a difference. Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:05:33 EST Planning the Family Reunion I'm planning a family reunion to be held in Virginia in August. Was really shocked that the grand kids are the ones that are really excited. My sons three daughters all said to call the minute I check into the cabin and they will be over to help me. One is flying down from Alaska. I know my diet may be set back but it will take a back seat to family and fun that weekend. It is at the state park--fishing-swimming-hiking-camp fires and cooking out---maybe I'll work off any extra calories. ... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:35:31 EST