CUSTOMERANGEL's SparkPeople Blog CUSTOMERANGEL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Wow how time flies I graduate in March and I am finally getting the right health treatment for a pinched nerve that I have had for 9 months or longer. I think I will be sparking again :) Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:59:49 EST Christmas We entertained five airman and two navy troops for Christmas dinner. It was a prefect day Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:36:36 EST I ordered TVone channel so I could watch Lady T's bio <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been listening to her music all day while studying and doing chores. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:34:35 EST Love this card way to go hubby Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:48:22 EST Graduation Party 4 woo hoo way to go hubby I love you Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:44:52 EST Graduation Party 3 is this 2 cute Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:41:38 EST Graduation Party 1 some clips of the decorations thank you sparkers for all of your ideas Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:36:25 EST Help Planning a Party Cajun/Alligator Swamp Theme I am planning my hubby's graduation party! However I cant find any decorations for this theme, any ideas??????? Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:50:36 EST How important it is to love like there is no tommorrow I know I haven't blogged in awhile probably because I am not reading a book right now other than school or work related. <BR> <BR> Over the weekend we were told that my husband's cousin died of apparently natural causes he was in his 30's. Then today my cousin told me that her husband has the very late stages of cancer and will not be taking treatment. <BR> <BR> My father is awaiting results right now on his biopsy which if it is confirmed to be melanoma that will be his 4th cancer to fig... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:52:59 EST Kansas City Weekend Trip Back to reality our impromptu trip was wonderful. First time we stayed here, nice time and so much appreciated Sun, 3 Oct 2010 17:38:27 EST Chapter 13, 14 Women, Food , and God THE END I have a sinus headache this morning and I had to take 3 aspirin hopefully it will be gone because I have a bunch of things to do today. <BR> <BR> Looked in the mirror this morning and saw a bunch more bags than usual I am hoping it is from the sinus headache heck my eyes are even watering LOL. <BR> <BR> Even though it has been hard to go through all my old business papers I am starting to see where at least I can start writing. <BR> <BR> Really feel icky right now however I have to go... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:47:11 EST Day 2 of cleaning the office Even though my old business stuff is no where a hoarder situation. I understand how people become that way when stuff becomes to painful to deal with. I emptied the huge cabinet downstairs where I will archive stuff that I might need someday contracts, letters, case studies , reports, etc and that has helped me to start cleaning my office out. Still very taxing but it must be done to complete all the feng shui work that has been done in the other office and the rest of the house. I will put ... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:02:30 EST Chapter 12 Women Food , and God I started this morning with a protein/vitamin drink, one egg on a piece of wheat toast. I am on my second load of laundry and next I will be going to Walmart to look for the right file rolling thing for my office. I am trying to go through all of my old business stuff without feeling the emotions associated with my old business partners and contractors, and of course clients. <BR> <BR> I am also going to garden some this morning but working in my office is going to be a whole day affair so ... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:29:34 EST Chapter 11 Women , Food , and God Woo hoo one week break from school! I have already data mined my old business computer without crying once! We have decided to rebuild that computer and donate it! Slowly I am going through all my past business stuff! I have also brought out fall and winter clothes and packed away the spring and summer clothes! <BR> <BR> I am determined to finish this book while I am on break so I can start a new one! <BR> <BR> Hmm she says there are 2 kinds of compulsive eaters restrictors and permitters... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:34:42 EST Chapter 10 of Women Food and God The dreaded voice was the subject of this chapter 2 tired to write just thinking about it has made tired LOL. Wed, 15 Sep 2010 23:21:46 EST Middle of Chapter 8 onto chapter 9 Women, Food , and God Alot of the exercises she talking about reminds me of my old friend's Carolyn's training. <BR> <BR> Being aware of your belly and visualizing your feelings <BR> <BR> <BR> Chapter 9 <BR> <BR> <BR> She says the problem isnt that we have bodies the problem is that we are not living in them................. <BR> <BR> so true <BR> <BR> Pg 121 Change happens not by hatred but by love (that is beautiful) <BR> <BR> awwwe LOL she mentioned my old coach Mary Jane Ryan what a wise woman <BR... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 15:53:16 EST Women, Food, and God Chapter 8 Friday already woo hoo! <BR> <BR> Before I start working on school today, I decided I needed some inspiration because I have a professor that is driving me crazy! I am feeling the pressure for the first time of not having a solid A. It is a 94 but it scares me to think it is not above 95 crazy huh? My accounting is at a 98 and somehow I feel better about that. <BR> <BR> I know I am placing this pressure on myself, but it is really important to me to have a 4.0. Anyways to the book for s... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:01:27 EST Chapter 6 and 7 Women Food and God So I guess I got nothing from chapter 6 and very little from chapter 7. <BR> <BR> Once again the words How you eat tells all! I am becoming aware of these words as this journey continues. <BR> <BR> I thought the way she described the difference between feelings and reactions was brilliant. Feelings are in the body , reactions are in the head, a reaction is the mental deduction of a feeling Deep huh??? <BR> <BR> Yesterday was spent writing my capital strategies paper ended up being abou... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 19:08:38 EST Chapter 5 Women, Food, and God Hmmm well I am now wondering if the fact that my M forgot my Birthday is bothering me more than I thought it was. <BR> <BR> Does my relationship with her really make me feel not whole. The answer is yes but she can only show me the love that is she capable of, however it still hurts. I remember her B day. <BR> <BR> Lately I have been thinking how much a factor this relationship, my army days, military spouse factors, and plain old biology played in me not having a child. <BR> <BR> Wow i... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:30:11 EST Thunderbirds Wow can they fly God bless our troops and their families <em>43</em> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:42:26 EST The big C on Showtime I love this series. My dad has had stage 4 cancer for 10 years and this is helping me understand him a little bit better and on top of it, ITS FUNNY <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday <em>43</em> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 09:32:26 EST Chapter 4 Women, Food, and God Well after yesterday which was a typical study writing paper marathon today was a definite break! I still have my ethical challenge to complete for Accounting which I will do before Army wives while my hubby watches that True Blood which is way to gruesome for my sensitive soul. <BR> <BR> Anyways I wanted to read at least a chapter of the book. I am struggling at 164 and I am hoping the book will help some how, some way. <BR> <BR> OK here we go wow just the few first words really resonate... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 19:17:27 EST Chapter 3 Women, Food, and God I finally have some time to read something not school related Yippeee! <BR> I gave this book as a gift to my manicurist. She has lost 36 pounds with Jenny Craig and she was interested in reading it, so I surprised her with it! <BR> <BR> Ok here we go ...... Her helicopter story reminded me of when I left India and the circumstances for my early departure. <BR> <BR> She states that anytime you truly listen to your hunger and fullness you lose weight. I am really trying to do this as a hab... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 20:16:43 EST Chapter 2 Women Food And God Recovering from a horrible migraine yesterday! Took 2 pain pills that should have knocked me out but the headache was so strong that I barely felt them. It did take away my headache though :) was a total couch potato afterwards. <BR> <BR> This morning I read Chapter 2 and it made me look up the definition of microcosm <BR> <BR> <BR> according to webster <BR> Main Entry: mi·cro·cosm <BR> Pronunciation: \&#712;m&#299;-kr&#601;-&#716;kä-z&#601;mF<BR>unction: noun <BR> Etymology: Middle Eng... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 09:41:32 EST Chapter 1 Women Food and God Well I didn't think I would be able to read a whole chapter before I left for the salon, but I did. I am shocked and envious of the amount of candor the author uses to describe the hurt in her childhood. I loved hostess Sno balls as well but not to the extent the author did apparently LOL. She stated that (food) was her relief to everyday life when she was growing up. I however chose the more of the delinquent route than using food, however I can relate to the pain and wanting it to end. <BR... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:20:56 EST here we go ankle woo hoo so far so good Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:09:34 EST Yummy Dinner tonight I love a man who cooks! Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:08:18 EST Ok checking in Today was the first time in about 2 months that I worked out. So far ankle seems to be ok:) WOOT <BR> <BR> OK I know this isnt much but this is what I did <BR> <BR> 2.3 miles on the cross trainer 30.00 mins. <BR> 20 push ups <BR> 2 25 second planks <BR> 15 minute of floor cardio with some boxing moves <BR> 30 situps <BR> <BR> Well it is a start :) wish I was back to normal but I will embrace where I am now! <BR> <BR> Blessings <em>43</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:02:08 EST Women Food and God Day 1 Most of the prologue was recounts of her past retreats I understand possible reasons why the author included this however for me it distracts from the wisdom of the some messages and questions for self reflection on Page 16 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Then on Page 17 she talks about the purpose of a prologue is to tell you who the book is written for and who should read it (interesting) she said everyone should read this book who etc...... <BR> <BR> Well I hope chapter one has more substance tha... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 20:45:45 EST Bath day What a happy time and dog! Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:30:25 EST Sound of Music oh the simple art of life Tue, 3 Aug 2010 18:27:08 EST August One Wi one pound less One pound less woo hoo this is going to take a while Sun, 1 Aug 2010 20:35:28 EST August One Weigh in One pound woo hoo! This is going to take awhile Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:41:16 EST Dress Shopping At least I was not alone there were other middle aged ladies with a few extra pounds looking for a dress for a wedding this weekend. I ended up buying two and I am going to let hubby decide. I long for the day when dress shopping is fun and I don't dread the full length mirror that I swear stores buy from a used fun house LOL that has to be why I look so large LOL! <BR> <BR> I might get the courage up to post a picture in whatever dress he chooses. I went and got a manicure today. I haven't... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:55:02 EST Anyone watch the doctors today? They were talking about your waist to hip ratios and what they should be and that is was healthier to have a pear shape rather than an apple. Well this apple was just delighted to hear that LOL! As someone who writes sales scripts I thought this was an interesting way to communicate the wellness factor without talking about pounds. Then there was a lady who stated that she was a size 14 and her BMI was 42%. I guess that is possible because we all know that SIZES are lies LOL! Well back to my... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 18:20:10 EST Yikes alot of emails I hired someone to capture all the contact data from one of our email accounts. In the last 6 months 10,000 emails. I had to go in there and clean it up prior to the service working on it. It took me almost all day! Not fun but had to be done. Just ate dinner and feeling really full for some reason I think it was because I had a protein bar at 2. When I was going thru the emails found one from a friend/former client who resigned and married a farmer so happy for her! Sorry that I didn't know... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 18:07:08 EST Hawaii Hawaii Sun, 25 Jul 2010 20:16:09 EST Chapter 3 notes Well here I am again reading my book. I have lost 6 pounds and I am looking forward to the next six! I found the courage to post my photos from Hawaii. That was such a bittersweet trip. The scenery was beautiful however Hubby had to work every day and I became aware from strolling on the beach how dowdy I had become. <BR> <BR> So this started our journey and that is why I am reading the spark book finally. <BR> <BR> When Andy describes on page 27 that food was no longer for comfort but fu... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 15:52:17 EST OK back to the spark book Today I have 2 assignments due for business writing. It is also the guys cigar night which means I clean the house to be suitable for guests. The scale today was below 165 which is encouraging however I am some what annoyed at how slow this is happening. I have a wedding to attend July 31st and I am aiming to be 160 or below we shall see. So I thought I would set aside some time to return to reading the book hopefully I will discover some wisdom to inspire me! <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 11:55:29 EST More old dream board stuff The Unstoppable Business Woman by my old friend Denise Cochran <BR> <BR> Am I today? <BR> <BR> Defining my future so bright, it burns my eyes <BR> <BR> Open to a bigger dream than I can dream for myself? <BR> <BR> Building causes and connecting to my compelling why? <BR> <BR> Clear on what my business stands for? <BR> <BR> Seeking knowledge and learning as my doorway to freedom? <BR> <BR> Taking responsibility for every thought behavior and action? <BR> <BR> Magnetizing luck by prepar... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:30:07 EST More Dream Board Live Your Best life <BR> <BR> True Faith <BR> <BR> <BR> Beyond Expectations <BR> <BR> Trust that God is working through this for your highest good <BR> <BR> Its your energy , your passion and belief in the subject that you are talking about that is going to make the most impact on your audience Wed, 7 Jul 2010 12:20:38 EST Dream Board I am throwing away my old dream board but wanted to recall a few things for later when I create a new one. <BR> <BR> Stars of Innovation <BR> Beyond the Drawing Board <BR> Dreams and Wishes most often come true when the mind and the heart are joined with faith <BR> <BR> Unrelenting <BR> Share, Believe, Understand (principles) <BR> <BR> Selling your work <BR> <BR> Substance <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 11:56:51 EST Back to the book Page 15 Well today I am debating which cardio class to attend. Car will be ready later today. Not really feeling like doing anything today LOL OK maybe the book will help, <BR> <BR> Hmmm the part about the creator of Dilbert comics writing his personal affirmation 15 times a day has caught my attention. I guess I would need to start by creating new goals and then writing an affirmation that encapsulates all of them. Today my goal is to finish both of my writing assignments. <em>43</em> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:23:51 EST Is anyone else just starting the book? I am on page 11 I just had a healthy lunch with hubby. When I was tempted to eat more than my body required for fuel, I sat there and thought about how great it was to see progress of my clothes fitting looser, pretty soon jean shopping will be necessary. Also I thought about the power in my body I was starting to feel and realized that eating more than I needed would be simply counterproductive. <BR> <BR> Taking a break from school right now and reading page 11. The criss cross effect is intriguing! I am ... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 13:24:27 EST Back to the Spark Book Page Page 7 Last night was a great work out! I am going to the evening class again today because my car is in the shop again. I have always had really good luck with cars until ironically my car wouldn't start after just being in the shop and my extended warranty expiring yesterday figures! Anyways I am in still in a great mood because I have a lost a few pounds and inches already. I like the challenge that I accepted to do a wii body check everyday. <BR> <BR> I loved how eloquently he describes on pag... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:57:43 EST Thank YOU Humane Society and the Stranger that called them Today I am very grateful to a stranger that called the humane society when he tried to catch our dog while he was loose. Despite best intentions and a huge privacy fence our retired hunting dog a 12 year old German short hair pointer somehow got loose. I am so thankful he is ok and I am going to a later cardio class so that I can be there at 12 when they open up the pound. <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you stranger for caring and for all the workers at the human society fo... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 09:58:12 EST Ok back to the book Page 3 The best cake I ever tasted I am reading the section "one spark can save a life" The emotional eating being an emotional reprise is something I can I relate to all to well. I can also relate to the uneasy feelings after I wrote down my goals for the first time that would have been after my first Tom Hopkins Seminar at the Riviera in Las Vegas, I felt so accomplished my career was accelerating and yet somehow I felt unworthy of the success. I like the line " Each Choice I make every day gave me the chance to get one ste... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 15:07:56 EST Hip Hop ABS hype or reality? As I was waking up this AM I saw an infomercial for Hip Hop Abs they claim 3 inches is what you will lose in your first week. Is this true??? Anyone tried this and achieved results? Today is cardio ankle is a little sore not bad so I am going to go ahead and go! <BR> <BR> Making it a great day <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> Mon, 7 Jun 2010 09:50:25 EST What inspires you? Yesterday I realized that for the first time in years I was feeling inspired! Then I realized that it had been a long time since I felt that way about my life's work. I am really starting to appreciate the saying everything happens for a reason! After my messy business partners I didn't think that I would ever get that entrepreneurial bug again, but yay I am starting to feel that I am finally going in the right direction. However I really want to know what inspires others and how do you make ... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 16:53:30 EST Ugh must keep my word Man oh man why did the gym owner ask me which class will I be attending tomorrow.... now I gave my word so that means either 6 or 7am! Now I am committed so early start for me <em>43</em> Fri, 4 Jun 2010 15:46:02 EST