BRENDA_G50's SparkPeople Blog BRENDA_G50's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Friday's Motivation "You don't get a body like this by sitting on the couch 10 hours a have to eat a steady diet of junk food too!" <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Anonymous Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:38:45 EST Thursday's Motivation "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." <BR> <BR> Theodore Roosevelt Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:45:56 EST Wednesday's Motivation "You are only one workout away from a good mood!" <BR> <BR> Michelle Kruse Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:23:09 EST Tuesday's Motivation "Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes." <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Jim Carrey Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:13:49 EST Monday's Motivation "Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you've been through the tough times and you discover that they aren't so tough after all." <BR> <BR> Malcolm Gladwell Mon, 7 Jul 2014 12:01:08 EST Sunday's Motivation "My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 now, and we don't know where the hell she is." <BR> <BR> Ellen DeGeneres Sun, 6 Jul 2014 08:43:23 EST Saturday's Motivation "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places." <BR> <BR> Ernest Hemmingway Sat, 5 Jul 2014 14:32:56 EST Happy 4th of July!!! Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July!!! <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 04:42:59 EST Thursday's Motivation "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that. The really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great." <BR> <BR> Mark Twain Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:04:04 EST Wednesday's Motivation "Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it." <BR> <BR> Frank C. Bucaro Wed, 2 Jul 2014 10:00:18 EST Tuesday's Motivation "There is nothing noble in being superior to someone else. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self." <BR> <BR> Hindu Proverb Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:47:15 EST Monday's Motivation "The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." <BR> <BR> Stephen R. Covey Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:25:21 EST Sunday's Update Over the weekend I drove almost 700 miles (round trip) to see my grandson and mom. That's why I haven't been on SparkPeople. I didn't get home until 11:30 pm last night and was too exhausted to do anything except go to bed. I'm back now! <em>224</em> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:16:49 EST Friday's Motivation "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." <BR> <BR> Sir Edmund Hillary Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:34:36 EST Thursday's Motivation "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." <BR> <BR> Margaret Thatcher Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:40:26 EST Wednesday's Motivation "The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen." <BR> <BR> Sarah Brown Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:28:30 EST Tuesday's Motivation "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." <BR> <BR> Vidal Sassoon Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:36:42 EST Monday's Motivation "You don't have to be perfect to be successful." <BR> <BR> Anonymous Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:08:57 EST Sunday's Motivation "In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time." <BR> <BR> Anthony Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:40:10 EST Saturday's Motivation "Success is a staircase, not a doorway." <BR> <BR> Dottie Walters Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:11:00 EST Friday's Motivation "Remember, you only have to succeed the last time." <BR> <BR> Brian Tracy Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 EST Thursday's Motivation "No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame them, it will not change you." <BR> <BR> Wayne Dyer Quotes Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:12:09 EST Wednesday's Motivation "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." <BR> <BR> Jim Rohn Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:18:37 EST Tuesday's Motivation "Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body." <BR> <BR> Norman Vincent Peale Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:02:51 EST Monday's Motivation "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd taken better care of myself." <BR> <BR> Eubie Blake Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:32:36 EST Sunday's Motivation Sorry this is so late, I just got back from seeing my mother in Oklahoma at the nursing home, but I wanted to wish all of the men who are fathers...HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! <em>30</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:00:00 EST Saturday's Motivation "There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." <BR> <BR> Dr. Denis Waitley Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:51:57 EST Friday's Motivation "If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be?" <BR> <BR> Maya Angelou Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:02:46 EST Thursday's Motivation "The greatest lie you can make is to lie to yourself." <BR> <BR> Matt Zotti Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:02:25 EST Wednesday's Motivation "It is not only what we do, but what we do not do, that we are held responsible." <BR> <BR> Moliere Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:49:51 EST Tuesday's Motivation "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." <BR> <BR> Leo Tolstoy Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:45:32 EST Monday Wanted to be able to "share" the picture of us at Grant's Farm yesterday, but my new Canon printer decided otherwise. I would check the online manual, but I get an error message saying it has updated, which normally wouldn't be a bad thing. The problem will not allow me to update!!! So apparently the only thing it's good for is scanning (into the Canon "picture garden" which will NOT let me store it in with "my pictures" Windows version or "share" those pictures!!! <em>234</em> <em>... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 18:04:43 EST Sunday Went to a nephews wedding in St. Louis, MO Saturday. Spent the night in St. Charles, MO so we could go to Grants Farm today. Got a lot of walking in. It's too bad my tablet doesn't allow the drop down menu to drop down so I can log my exercises. <em>39</em> <em>20</em> But at least I got to see the Clydesdale's. <em>224</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 16:23:09 EST Saturday's Motivation "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself." <BR> <BR> Jim Rohn Sat, 7 Jun 2014 07:55:01 EST Friday's Motivation "Quite often we change our jobs, friends and spouses instead of changing ourselves." <BR> <BR> Akbarali H. Jetha Fri, 6 Jun 2014 11:30:59 EST Thursday's Motivation "When you blame others, you give up your power to change." <BR> <BR> Dr. Robert Anthony Thu, 5 Jun 2014 08:02:22 EST Wednesday's Motivation "We must be the change we wish to see in the world." <BR> <BR> Mahatma Gandhi Wed, 4 Jun 2014 09:23:27 EST Tuesday's Motivation "No amount of security is worth the suffering of a life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams." <BR> <BR> Author Unknown Tue, 3 Jun 2014 14:23:54 EST Monday Got home safely last night from my trip to Oklahoma (after not being able to sleep the night before). <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> About an hour later, I got a phone call from one of my friends sons telling me his mom had passed away. I will be going to her visitation and memorial service this evening. So sad. <em>39</em> As the old saying goes: "When it rains it pours". Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:37:16 EST Sunday's Message Mom is doing about the same. She doesn't open her eyes because she said her eyes hurt when she does, but she recognized my voice and knew I was there. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 05:56:35 EST Saturday's Motivation "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different way or truer answers." <BR> <BR> Scott Peck Sat, 31 May 2014 08:43:51 EST Friday's Motivation "Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." <BR> <BR> Brian Tracy Fri, 30 May 2014 09:39:57 EST Thursday's Motivation "Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in." <BR> <BR> Napolean Bonaparte Thu, 29 May 2014 09:45:52 EST Wednesday's Motivation "It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." <BR> <BR> Eleanor Roosevelt Wed, 28 May 2014 07:42:15 EST Tuesday's Motivation "Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful." <BR> <BR> Mark Victor Hansen Tue, 27 May 2014 09:44:20 EST Monday's Motivation Please remember the men and women who served and some even gave their lives so we can enjoy this holiday. Thank you <em>232</em> Mon, 26 May 2014 09:57:08 EST Sunday's Motivation "The future is always beginning NOW." <BR> <BR> Mark Strand Sun, 25 May 2014 10:24:37 EST Saturday's Motivation "It's never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise." <BR> <BR> Nancy Thayer Sat, 24 May 2014 09:06:26 EST Friday's Motivation "Now, is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream." <BR> <BR> Barbara Sher <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 May 2014 10:41:52 EST Thursday's Motivation "Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week." <BR> <BR> Spanish Proverb Thu, 22 May 2014 09:46:19 EST