CHERYL_ANNE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CHERYL%5FANNE CHERYL_ANNE'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/ Your Karma and Their Karma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821558 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222502106.jpg"> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:06:10 EST We All Make Mistakes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821251 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1095418800.jpg"> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:10:05 EST I Still Have a Long Way to Go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820515 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l996852661.jpg"> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:31:48 EST If You Change Nothing, Nothing Will Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817124 Change is that one step that starts everything off. Go on... make just one change for the better! <BR> <BR> If you never try, you'll never know. A small change will work just as good as a large one. <BR> <BR> It's the fact that you're making a change that's important, not the size. <BR> <BR> The right time is now... just square your shoulders, take a breath, and make a change! <BR> <BR> Take that first step, or try a new step, or revise the step you've been doing. <BR> <BR> Making a chan... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:21:08 EST Old Ways And New Doors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816595 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369035859.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:04:39 EST You'll Get There. Just Keep Going. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814878 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1266346152.jpg"> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:57:15 EST Got A Plan? Check! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811849 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964758071.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:42:09 EST Are You Being Completely Honest With Yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811119 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l607395015.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Wed, 5 Nov 2014 06:54:03 EST Just Find What Works for You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808524 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1503960221.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 07:50:02 EST November #Fit2Feast Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806788 <em>223</em> Fellow Sparker KELLIEBEAN reminded me... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1930632329.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Read all about it here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=get_fit_before_you_feast_a_november<BR>_challenge </link> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:06:26 EST Eat For Wellness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806758 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l203000410.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:29:09 EST Feeling Guilty? Don't! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805028 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l358255187.jpg"> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:31:31 EST Are You In For The Short Term Or The Long Term? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804412 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1912834570.jpg"> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:27:35 EST Perspective on Changing Our Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801927 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1892062987.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:33:07 EST Good Today Versus Bad Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800824 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2007253894.jpg"> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:45:49 EST Sometimes This Comes Between You And Your Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800261 Strong language ahead ... <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> <BR> 2 <BR> <BR> 3 <BR> <BR> 4 <BR> <BR> 5 <BR> <BR> You've been warned ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1145972014.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> You know what you've gotta do... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1577894810.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:06:42 EST Mindfulness: Being A Little Brave By Being Kind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798497 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l550901578.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Imagine what it would be like <BR> if everyone was a little brave and went first <BR> and was kind to not only everyone else <BR> but also themselves... <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> What are you going to be a little brave and do today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:42:13 EST Do It Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797597 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1208584747.jpg"> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:18:28 EST Now Or Later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794502 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1448449824.jpg"> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 07:55:37 EST Rise (ing) and Shine (ing) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793869 Taking my inspiration where I find it! <BR> <BR> I'm here. Still doing what it is I need to do every day, even when I absolutely, positively do not feel like it. <BR> <BR> And I have had many days where I just do not feel like it. <BR> <BR> Working on re-gaining my happy balance because I've been struggling mentally ever since the news on August 11, 2014. <BR> <BR> It did not worsen my depression - however the relentless media coverage, speculation, gossip, and over-sharing of details ru... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 07:22:09 EST It Ain't Over, Until It's Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791520 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1316923430.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Quote from: Sumitha Bhandarkar's article <BR> "5 Helpful Things to Do When You Think Life Sucks" <BR> <link>tinybuddha.com/blog/5-helpful-things<BR>-do-when-think-life-sucks/ </link> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 06:51:25 EST It's the Small Things Like Getting Out Of Bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790210 Why do I often put <em>67</em> in my posts? <BR> <BR> Because bringing my own sunshine is one thing I can do. <BR> <BR> Sometimes though, I have to fake it until I can make it. <BR> <BR> And that's okay by me. <BR> <BR> I gotta do, what I gotta do. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2000712326.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> You got out of bed <BR> You got dressed <BR> You got out the front door <BR> <BR> These may seem like small things, <BR> but when you are low ... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:39:16 EST Go Forward! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789534 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1461396767.jpg"> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:20:25 EST Create Healthy Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788881 For me - <BR> <BR> Living a healthy lifestyle is about moderation, not deprivation. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1781580688.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'd love for you to share the healthy habits you've created! <BR> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:58:26 EST Learn To Love Yourself First http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788250 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l327861205.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:34:22 EST Mindfulness: What Are You Growing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787856 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1606472472.jpg"> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:55:41 EST One Foot In Front Of The Other! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787195 That's the way to get yourself moving and closer to whatever you goal is! <BR> <BR> Doesn't matter if you're at the beginning, somewhere in the middle, or maintaining - you're still headed towards becoming the healthiest you can be. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l166884060.jpg"> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:32:34 EST Happiness Key http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785283 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l535239883.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seriously. <BR> <BR> I just need to let it be what it is. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:28:40 EST Focus... Where Is Yours? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784532 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091840130.jpg"> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:03:40 EST Kind. Amazing. Good Enough. Worth It. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782798 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1735924882.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:00:57 EST I Love You, You Did The Best You Could Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780787 Because sometimes we need to hear it and that means saying it to ourselves. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2047151108.jpg"> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:20:20 EST Meditation: When We Meet Real Tragedy In Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777811 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l684791620.jpg"> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:06:54 EST Mindfulness Practice: Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777079 "Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past." <BR> –Brian Tracey Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:09:56 EST What Are You Counting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773807 It says "healthy" right there on the label. <BR> <BR> Or, <BR> <BR> "low fat" <BR> "fat free" <BR> "low sodium" <BR> "sugar free" <BR> "low cholesterol" <BR> "low calorie" <BR> <BR> But is it really? <BR> <BR> Only way for me to know for sure is by reading the nutrition facts label and the ingredients. <BR> <BR> Sometimes the labeling is truth, sometimes it's marketing. <BR> <BR> I'm the one who makes the decision whether I'm buying it, consuming it, or looking for an alternative. <B... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:04:13 EST What If? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772444 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l143258333.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> What if you CAN? <BR> <BR> You just gotta try, try, try! <BR> <BR> Then you will figure out what works best for YOU. <BR> <BR> And THAT becomes what YOU do EVERY single day. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 08:10:30 EST Day 730 - Happy 2 Year SparkVersary To Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771744 Woot! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1155613614.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Join me in a happy dance! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:27:38 EST Kinda Sorta... Tough Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769160 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l937575352.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:43:58 EST Exercise For Your Mental Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766010 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1715749779.jpg"> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:04:53 EST Under Construction (aka Improvements!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763385 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l771721792.jpg"> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:49:28 EST Sharing An Insightful & Helpful Article on Feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762152 You’re Not Bad; You’re Crying Out for Help <BR> <link>tinybuddha.com/blog/youre-not-bad-yo<BR>ure-crying-out-for-help/ </link> <BR> By Ann Weiser Cornell <BR> <BR> The part that "hooked me": <BR> <BR> ... <BR> <BR> When we repress and deny our feelings, we cut off a natural process of healing and self-understanding. When that avenue is closed, what is left to us is “acting out”—being “bad,” being depressed, addictive behavior of all kinds. <BR> <BR> Many of us deaden our feelings wit... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:00:16 EST Today's Sunrise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761907 This is roughly at the 3/4 mile (1.20 km) point of my walk. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2018914181.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:23:15 EST Walking/Running Safety Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757357 Doesn't matter that I live in a small town - still gotta think about safety. I thought I'd share a couple safety tips I found... <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> <em>331</em> <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> Be alert to where you are at all times. For safety's sake and your peace of mind, check out an area you're going to workout in before you actually workout in it. <BR> <BR> Be alert to who is around you at all times, even if they're dressed in workout gear. If you notice anything strange or have... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:05:47 EST Recipe For Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753528 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1838418446.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Think about where you were a year ago, two years ago, or even longer. Look how far you've come and what you've learned and accomplished! Keep going. The journey is still unfurling ahead of you! Tue, 5 Aug 2014 10:03:53 EST Be Fearless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752712 You know what you want and how to get it. Sometimes you get in your own way or come face to face with something you're afraid of. You're the only one who can get you past all of it. You got this. Keep doing it. You'll get there! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l142256221.jpg"> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:00:26 EST Somedays It's Not About Health Or Building Muscle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752170 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1749649938.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Or "Me" Time. <BR> <BR> When I'm working out I keep the focus on me. Mindful of what it is I'm currently doing and making corrections if necessary to how I'm moving my body. There's plenty of time the rest of the day to think about all the things I need to do, should have done, will be doing, however "my workout time" is just that - mine. <BR> <BR> What about you? Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:25:35 EST Start By Doing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748941 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1434457889.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:26:17 EST Trusting Your Inner Voice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747489 Read an inspirational and thought-provoking Positively Positive post today: <BR> <link>www.positivelypositive.com/2014/07/2<BR>7/experiencing-self-help-burnout-read-<BR>this/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1800017679.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:52:39 EST Stop For A Second And Be Proud Of Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746186 It's so easy to just dismiss all the hard work that you do on a daily basis and not give yourself credit. <BR> <BR> If you just started today - it's all there before you - unlimited possibility and you are the one in control. Make SparkFriends because, "You can't always see where you are going, but a SparkFriend walking the journey with you may see what you can't." <BR> <BR> If you've reached your goal - you now know that all the things you did to get here are things that you will have to ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:48:51 EST Focus On What You Want Your Life To Look Like http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745591 It's a continual balancing act of syncing up mind and body to keep all the hard work managed so far and also ensure future work! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l773243840.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What do you want your life to look like and what are doing to help yourself achieve your vision? <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:10:51 EST Mindfulness: I Will Recognize When I Am Judging My Feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744727 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1554400155.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:45:36 EST