CJSAMPSON298's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CJSAMPSON298 CJSAMPSON298'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/ Sick and Tired and needing to get healthier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571460 Today is Christmas and I surprisingly was able to tell my family what I wanted for gifts this year. I usually put everyone else above myself and I have been unable to come up with ideas for gifts when people ask me what they can get me. I literally can't think of anything that I want or need and my family winds up getting me gift cards which I wind up spending on others. My family gets upset with me and is hurt by my inability to let them treat me. This year I was able to come up with a... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 06:54:03 EST Find the Best in Everyday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893233 I live with a pesamist, and constantly am having negative things pointed out to me. I have found that I need to ignore as much of the negative as I can and find positive things everyday that I can be grateful for. Today I am grateful for a comfortable home and supportive friends and family. I can choose what ever I want for dinner, I like being able to choose my meals. Tue, 22 May 2012 16:07:10 EST Knee slowing me Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889341 I have gotten to love my walking, swimming and other lower body exercises, and really enjoy pushing myself to do more than my goals. I recently went on vacation and half way through the week I got out of my van and realized that I couldn't bare any weight on my right leg. I had an irritated Bakers Cyst and it had caused my leg to swell to almost 3 times it's normal size. I was on my way into a beautiful mansion for a tour when this occured so I promptly went to the nearest Walgreens, bought... Sun, 20 May 2012 06:21:23 EST Health Habits while on Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875399 I am getting ready to go on a camping vacation with my husband in 2 days, and it is very important to me that I can continue with my Health living goals. I am able to take my computer with me, which will keep me connected to the Spark People group, I am taking an electric refridgerator with me so storage of fresh foods will be possible. I have a fanc watch that will keep me on track with my exercising, and there will be plent of wonderful hiking trails. This will be the first time away fr... Thu, 10 May 2012 11:18:27 EST Getting to Know Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868121 I joined Spark a few days ago and have really enjoyed learning to use the trackers, making new friends, gaining new knowledge and working on new goals. It really is uncanny how a well organized program can make the difference in motivation to future goals of it's users. I have to say that this organization and it's tools is very well organized and motivational, I am very glad to have found it. Sat, 5 May 2012 20:29:32 EST Getting Healthy with Candy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866216 I have joined this group site because it appears to have many helpful tools that can help me to meet some of my health goals. In January of 2012 I was finally found eligible for disability, which means that I have the funds and time to put into living healthier and hopefully becoming healthier. I am working on many areas of my life all at once with the help of groups and tools made available to me by SparkPeople. I hope to be able to lose weight but that is not my #1 goal, my goal is to be... Fri, 4 May 2012 11:33:11 EST