DGFOWLER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DGFOWLER DGFOWLER'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/ Drum roll please... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276058 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b84484f-c15a-44cf-b02f-af0540e339a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bronze for 25k-40k steps, Silver for 40k-60k steps, Gold for 60k or more steps <BR> <BR> This weeks progress so far: <BR> Monday - 9,627 Steps and a total of 90 minutes of exercise. (60 minutes trackable on my spark activity tracker) <BR> <BR> Tuesday - 8,151 Steps and a total of 89 minutes of exercise (42 minutes trackable on my spark activity tracker) <BR> <BR> Wednesday - Rest day, ste... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 06:58:43 EST Taking Chances http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275173 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/affa4af0-2357-4d0b-802e-651c605f426c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our lives improve only when we take chances... and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Walter Anderson <BR> <BR> Don't you just love this quote? I do. Today I was reviewing my spark trophies for using my activity tracker. I started back in 2013. I could see a trend. The first week I was getting used to it. The next two months I was in the gol... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 06:56:43 EST Tired but feeling good it's almost over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274736 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/317a94e5-add6-469e-8984-3982b4e104ff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I spent almost 8 hours helping my brother move. I'm tired and sore but we only have a few more things to do in the house and he'll be finished and then my sister Gerri can move in to my mom's house. Although I said I wasn't going to be doing any documented exercise yesterday. I did count for at least 4 hours of moving and packing boxes. I didn't get as many steps as I would hav... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:41:07 EST Not quite enough, but more than before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274252 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21a5484c-9b94-47fa-9674-a9f931789914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move." ~ John Wooden <BR> <BR> My goal to finish out the month and first week of December was to do 60 minutes of exercise daily. Get at least 6000 steps in daily and just try to be more active. My days off are Wednesday and Sunday. <BR> <BR> Monday - 9,627 Steps and a tota... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:15:02 EST Dents in Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273686 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0a6a75e-a891-4488-80bb-8b1d0c0ba609.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Article was written by: Mary Rau-Foster <BR> Article can be found here: <link>www.workplaceissues.com/dents-your-l<BR>ife/ </link> <BR> <BR> It is not unusual for us to get so caught up in meeting our needs, desires, and goals that we lose sight of what is happening around us. <BR> <BR> From time to time, we may be stopped in our tracks by some unusual event that will cause us to pay a... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:03:04 EST The Simplest of Regrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272302 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/206edf19-be49-478e-be2f-78d0d71f3ff8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> So is she saying we are all doing this backwards? Hmmm....sometimes you can't believe everything you read or see on the internet. <em>334</em> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:03:34 EST The Friday After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271923 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e9132ec5-2dfc-4549-a4e9-d1a213e87a33.jpg"> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:43:12 EST Shape the Future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270168 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e5e2b32-4cb8-46e7-bd20-9ebddb32c035.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Self-discipline is when you tell yourself to do something and you don't talk back." - W. K. Hope <BR> <BR> I admire people who have made that decision to lose weight, become healthier, and stick to their resolutions. Unfortunately that person is not me. I've come to the realization not that I'll be overweight forever but, that it's going to take me a long time to get there. <BR> <BR> Y... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:31:04 EST 10 Reasons You Feel Cold All The Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269348 Good morning. I was reading the article on MSN this morning and found it interesting. Here's a run down: <BR> <BR> 1.) You're too thin <BR> 2.) Your thyroid is out of whack <BR> 3.) You don't get enough iron <BR> 4.) You have poor circulation <BR> 5.) You don't get enough sleep <BR> 6.) You're dehydrated <BR> 7.) You don't consume enough vitamin B12 <BR> 8.) You're a woman <BR> 9.) You have diabetes <BR> 10.) You need to bulk up your muscle mass <BR> <BR> Pretty interesting right? I ... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:35:17 EST Make a Decision and Move On! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266651 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d0d9bfa-2693-4f53-92b3-6ffe7a6b460b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This article was written by Mary Rau-Foster <BR> This article can be found here: <link>www.workplaceissues.com/decide-move-<BR>on/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/310688fa-124f-4636-9d33-029eb717a08a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you had one of those days, weeks, or months when it seems that someone in your life has wronged you? Are you feeling angry and resen... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:19:43 EST Friday, November 11th, 2016, Remembering our Veterans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265160 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e81150c-62d6-4350-ad1d-ba4e96af7b83.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning and Happy Veteran's Day to everyone who has every served and kept are country free!!! <BR> <BR> The Soldier's Ghost <BR> <BR> His haunting eyes looked at me <BR> As if to say "I've held victory" <BR> How could you forget my place? <BR> It was I that fought <BR> for the human race. <BR> A duel for my county, <BR> my life I gave <BR> If for the few at home to save <BR> As I come... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:09:03 EST No, You Can't Be "Too Nice" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262635 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b863e83c-80a6-419a-98c4-18a22d5a0eeb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Article was written by Shola <BR> Article in its entirety can be found here: <link>thepositivitysolution.com/too-nice/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e583cae7-777f-4a54-83c5-41d2bc671c86.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Contrary to what you might have heard, there is no such thing as being "too nice." <BR> <BR> In the past three years, I have heard the following sen... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 06:26:46 EST Trouble with my tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261335 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/396a5118-cbe2-463b-a5d6-505bfa46f5e3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning folks. I noticed yesterday and today that my activity tracker is not working correctly. I changed out the battery which then of course made me lose all of my steps. Grrr....Hopefully it will be resolved soon and looks like it is an issue on the manufacturers end not Sparks, per the activity board. I know I did 30 minutes on my Gazelle yesterday and so far I did 15 this morni... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 09:29:19 EST Wild Wednesday....perhaps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260800 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb7cdec1-f262-4fcf-82fa-8577541ce9d0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I went to do the docs like I was supposed to do. He not only injected my knee but also gave me a shoe wedge to distribute the knee more evenly. I can tell a difference already this morning and it does not hurt near as bad. He said eventually it will have to be replaced. I have another follow up apt in 2 weeks. If the knee isn't substantially better he will do an MRI to see if I did any ... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 09:20:40 EST Tuesday's antics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260234 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19ecf2d2-9f84-41f9-b63d-5d6d1c0a07f1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well...unfortunately it appears as if I have done more damage than originally thought on my left knee. Yesterday morning after I wrote my blog I was getting out of my car and my left knee popped really loud. I could barely stand on it. Today I'm using a walker because I cannot put pressure on it. I did go to the hospital. They did take x-rays. Today I have an apt with an orthopedic sur... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:32:54 EST Monday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259674 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b6c03b9-58ae-469a-88f8-88da21c970c7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello one and all. Thank you for all of the support you provided me after my last blog. I'm not going to give up and leave SP. Sometimes it's more of a pity party and I have been through so much since April. Mom's being sick, her death, now my sister Connie moving to Alabama has taken its toll. <BR> <BR> I have been helping my brother clean Connie's old house which he is getting. I'm... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:28:06 EST Just not feeling it anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257764 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22a33927-aabe-436f-bc01-5f68e2587f0d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know we all have them. Days that we just aren't feeling it anymore. The days where we want to give up on the journey we have either just started or the one we have been on in what seems to be forever and a day. <BR> <BR> I am at that point right now. I feel as if I am winning at losing a battle I've tried so hard to be on and be a part of. I don't have the gumption or the will to continue... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:20:12 EST Missing "G" Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254401 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58233033-d6d2-4193-975f-1cb0a43c4ccc.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This is my "G" man. My Garfield, my buddy, my confidant. <BR> <BR> Last night I was peeking outside. I had placed more food out since what was placed earlier was gone. And lo and behold there he was. I opened the door slowly. He ran off, but, he didn't go far. I said "kitty" "kitty" "kitty" He came running up to me and jumped in my arms. I have to say that moment my heart beat so ... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:39:05 EST There's nothing like a little bit of will power http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253318 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d1a18ab-b1ea-459e-9bcc-ec00538e12b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Donna Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:04:18 EST What Are Your Special Contributions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253087 Another great blog by: Mary Motivator Rau-Foster <BR> Blog can be found here: <BR> <link>www.workplaceissues.com/your-special<BR>-contributions/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fabba574-e775-4e0d-9292-34826ae7d2dc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "I feel that what I do is not very significant. It seems like I get very little recognition or respect for my work. Sometimes I wonder why I am working in this particular job. Who cares? What difference does it make? What dif... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:51:33 EST Missing "G" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252297 Yesterday my dryer caught fire. No damage to my house accept the dryer is a goner, thank God my daughter and I never leave the house with the dryer on but on a side note, check for lint...that's what caught fire on mine. The lint that had accumulated around it. <BR> <BR> Now my problem...One of my cats got out during the fire departments opening windows. I had one that did not have a screen on it. I told them I had 2 cats in the house yet and I was afraid they would get out. Well my "G"... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:30:11 EST The Real Bears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250788 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca48f8f8-a3ba-46b2-b99f-18d23a692110.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I ran across this little video and wanted to share it with you. <BR> <BR> It wasn't so bad when soft drinks were the occasional treat. <BR> But now sugary drinks are the number one source of calories in the American diet. <BR> <BR> With one third of America overweight and another third obese, it's a wonder <BR> anyone is still swallowing what the soda companies are selling. <BR> <BR> <BR... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:37:10 EST The Courage to Push Through Our Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250258 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e8e328a-c1dd-428a-935e-8356405c94c1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Article was written by: Shola <BR> Article can be found here: <link>thepositivitysolution.com/pushing-th<BR>rough-pain/#more-4490 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> In order to truly fly, there is something that we must do first. <BR> <BR> This week, I'm going to ask you to do something very interesting, and it's potentially something that no one has ever asked you to do before. <BR> <BR> I'm go... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 06:19:14 EST How much is your time worth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249350 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1c63976-ba37-4d58-8f6d-da7b7b0e214f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Article was written by Mary Motivator Rau-Foster <BR> You can find the article here: <link>www.workplaceissues.com/your-time-wo<BR>rth/ </link> <BR> <BR> We seem to vacillate between complaining that there is not enough time (as we rush to complete our projects) and that there is too much time (as we anxiously wait for the plane to arrive). Most of us mourn the lack of hours in a day as... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:14:36 EST Low Fat Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248174 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/220382a9-3cec-428e-bd51-eef88dc44076.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone ~ <em>247</em> ~ Donna Sat, 8 Oct 2016 06:24:08 EST You have to have balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247706 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b08e96ac-a845-42b4-a1b5-8c5eb14dbe8b.jpg"> Fri, 7 Oct 2016 06:51:29 EST How Patient Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246081 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/305c454b-4730-40b2-845e-5835d4987008.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This article was written by: Mary Motivator Rau-Foster <BR> The article can be found here: <link>www.workplaceissues.com/patience-now<BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> Patience has never been one of my virtues, although I have become more so as I grow older. I recently experienced a surge of impatience as I waited for an event to occur. <BR> <BR> I kept repeating my usual affirmative statement, b... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 06:15:39 EST The Life Changing Magic Tidying Decluttering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245052 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b13e1a9a-3f3c-4019-82a3-d5146dc2cd22.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week is our fall pick up in the town I live in. Needless to say I am doing some decluttering and came across this gem of inspiration. <BR> <BR> The Life Changing Magic Tidying Decluttering <BR> By Marie Kondo <BR> <BR> Kondo's philosophy emphasizes the mental attachment we have to our possessions and her approach is quite simple: declutter first, then store. To declutter a space, sh... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 09:05:08 EST Wonderful Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243011 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f8ea1b5-d5a8-4a3a-8159-3ff55a399973.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I'm on my second round of antibiotics for this bronchitis. I'm thankful it hasn't turned into pneumonia. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I exercised and mowed grass. Today is a rest day (well at least this morning is, I'll see how I feel when I get home). <BR> <BR> With that said. Enjoy your day. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <BR> <img... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:51:17 EST Right-Thinking for Cooperation With Others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242085 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0e7955d-4fe7-4bc1-94e0-ff80757a6186.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This article was written by Mary Rau-Foster <BR> You can find the article here: <link>www.workplaceissues.com/cooperation-<BR>with-others/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7390e6be-637e-4a23-beaa-591014ff8784.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At times, it is difficult to get along with some people in your life. Over the years, I have returned to this piece, written by A... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:25:51 EST Drinking Water Right After You Wake Up - See What Happens When You Do It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240954 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d383603c-3688-4084-8aec-c5b97fc02c5e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ran across this interesting article on drinking water right away in the morning. The article can be found here: <link>www.dietoflife.com/see-what-happens-<BR>when-you-drink-wather-right-after-you-<BR>waking-up/ </link> <BR> <BR> Drinking water in the morning is a usual ritual of most Japanese women. And every time you think about females from Japan the image that appears in your mind i... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 06:21:13 EST Welcome Autumn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240079 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c712227a-6d41-45b9-82da-e9e37384a48b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools considerably. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. <BR> <BR> Some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn", while others with a longer temperature... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:12:20 EST Dancing Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239884 Just for kicks ~ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20ee19e6-9d29-48c6-a047-e1dee9c7eb28.jpg"> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:39:58 EST Ready to Make Changes in Your Life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238890 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ea81f7a-8d44-4b87-9dd1-8d89356da725.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This blog was written my Mary Rau-Foster <BR> You can find her blog here: <link>www.workplaceissues.com/make-changes<BR>-life/ </link> <BR> <BR> At any time in our life, we have the opportunity to correct or improve those aspects of our lives that pinch us. We make resolutions to improve ourselves and, therefore, our opinion of ourselves. <BR> <BR> We often break those resolutions bec... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:03:48 EST How to Measure Your Bra Size http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237291 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df445b40-5fbb-4ec7-b410-d48e7bd9de1d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nobody likes talking underwear, but we've probably all been there and done that our weight loss journey. Regardless of gaining or losing our bras need support either way. I found this article which explains very well how to measure for a correct bra size. <BR> <BR> Article can be found here: <link>www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/cl<BR>othing/shopping-guide/how-to-measure-b<BR>ra-size ... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:12:21 EST Keeping in Shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237113 This bronchitis is kicking my butt... I've slept on and off all day. Got started on a Z-Pack today and an inhaler, plus cough medicine and cough drops. grr....came home from work after only 2 hours...I couldn't do it any longer. <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/316b0c83-2201-4040-b6f1-c56e98db952c.jpg"> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:13:34 EST When Your Story Doesn't Stick to the Script http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236139 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a1dc36c-ae8e-4aee-86d0-c8861f748812.png"> <BR> <BR> This article was written by: Alicia Bruxvoort <BR> This article can be found here: <link>proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/when-y<BR>our-story-doesnt-stick-to-the-script/ </link> <BR> <BR> "We can make our plans, but the final outcome is in God's hands." Proverbs 16:1 (TLB) <BR> <BR> "I really want a script," my daughter confessed as we stood in the doorway of our small town opera house an... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:45:38 EST Kindness at Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235003 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27639d8b-2122-4bbc-9711-48c4a170dbc9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Article was written by: Mary Rau-Foster <BR> Article can be found here: <link>www.workplaceissues.com/kindness-wor<BR>k/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54246b22-739b-4c1c-b551-54aa65a0b113.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> What do you do when someone at work rejects your kindness? <BR> <BR> Often our response is to become angry and withdraw physically and emoti... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:42:32 EST Happy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234451 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b68b0ae-11f1-4c67-b599-17d1be20756d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I won't be having a long blog this morning unfortunately I'm down with bronchitis. Can I get a YUCK!!!! Have a great day everyone. <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6a990a3-5d8a-4b3c-ac86-ab7283d12c89.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And that's all I have to say about that <em>20</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:10:36 EST Make Someone's Day, Every Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233755 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2541db7c-dfeb-49b1-8522-de89bf22a6e2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This blog was written by Shola <BR> You can read it in its entirety here: <link>thepositivitysolution.com/make-someo<BR>nes-day-every-day/#more-5781 </link> <BR> <BR> Last month I was traveling for business, and I was grabbing a bite to eat inside of an incredibly busy airport restaurant. <BR> <BR> The guy who was serving me was visibly stressed out, sweating profusely, and becam... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 06:17:07 EST Addition By Subtraction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232166 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1fb1d85-4ef2-41b6-b234-520a4cf436f9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This blog was written by Shola <BR> You can find the blog in its entirety here: <link>thepositivitysolution.com/addition-b<BR>y-subtraction/#more-2030 </link> <BR> <BR> Have you ever dealt with an incredibly difficult person before? <BR> <BR> I know, I know. Ridiculous question, right? Of course you have. <BR> <BR> I bet that it was a miserable experience, wasn't it? <BR> <BR> I beli... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 08:28:13 EST Happy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230899 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d7cbe39-2afc-4f16-a7fd-3f58dcbf16e9.jpg"> Tue, 6 Sep 2016 06:29:40 EST Being Stronger Than Your Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229895 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ec6919e4-d2a8-4bb4-af84-57a58e68427e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This blog was written by Shola <BR> This blog can be found in it's entirety here: <link>thepositivitysolution.com/stronger-t<BR>han-your-excuses/#more-5732 </link> <BR> <BR> Imagine this: <BR> <BR> You are locked into the fight for your life, and you're giving it all of your effort. <BR> <BR> You're punching, kicking, scratching, hair-pulling, and doing everything within your power to... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 09:47:42 EST Talking Yourself In To It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229381 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22d96dd2-e783-4604-8a1a-8893de3cfe88.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Come on fess up. I know you have had to talk yourself in to exercising at one point or another along this journey. I know I have; more than once or twice. <BR> <BR> So...what can we do to eliminate any type of talk other than self talk? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6221b5c0-4e1c-4bfd-bbc1-b7123cfbb68e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Perhaps the difference is just in the wording.... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 09:34:49 EST Walking Backwards vs. Moving Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228766 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d0e6b73-7ee6-4e26-8118-79bddb06cacb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you ever thought your journey was more like walking backwards than forwards? I know I have. Each day gives us a day of renewal. In case you didn't know what renewal means dictionary.com states it is: <BR> <BR> 1. to begin or take up again, as an acquaintance, a conversation, etc.; resume. <BR> 2. to make effective for an additional period: to renew a lease. <BR> 3. ... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 06:11:16 EST Bringing the Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227519 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20aae327-241b-408c-a62c-e629bb439737.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This article / blog was written by Shola <BR> This article / blog can be found here in its entirety: <link>thepositivitysolution.com/bringing-t<BR>he-energy/#more-5366 </link> <BR> <BR> All of my life I have always wondered, "what is the secret to living the happiest, most successful, and most positive life possible?" <BR> <BR> Is it deeply and unapologetically loving ourselves? <BR> ... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:16:05 EST Choose Your Actions Carefully http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226943 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb18e2c4-35e1-4cdc-be23-5e8e0d22f2a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Article / blog was written by Mary Motivator Rau-Foster <BR> Article / blog can be found here: <link>www.workplaceissues.com/choose-actio<BR>ns-carefully/ </link> <BR> <BR> There is an oft-ignored phenomenon at work in our lives. Those who live a consciously-aware life are familiar with this phenomenon. <BR> <BR> They use their knowledge of this principle to govern their actions so tha... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:54:12 EST Getting off the Fence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226386 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0e4b085-bac8-4a81-8320-a3e9e7635af2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This article was written by Shola <BR> This article can be found here: <link>thepositivitysolution.com/getting-of<BR>f-the-fence/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00ed8526-0e55-434f-a754-97bc32904f96.jpg"> <BR> "I really want to (insert goal here), but I'm not sure if it will work out. What do you think that I should do?" <BR> <BR> The goal could be an... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:22:22 EST The Epic Gift of Silence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/755177ef-8209-4f1b-95e2-60ae7d64e7aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This article blog was written by: Shola <BR> The article blog can be found here: <link>thepositivitysolution.com/silence/#m<BR>ore-4719 </link> <BR> <BR> I think that it's time that you stop talking. <BR> <BR> I'm not trying to be rude, but seriously - stop talking. <BR> <BR> Before you think this another one of my infamous April Fools pranks, I promise that I'm being dead serious. Th... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:18:29 EST Taking it off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225224 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e3cab93-294e-4bcb-b46a-34fe4bebd4da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week I made a healthy decision for me. I took off my pedometer. I was finding myself getting disappointed at the end of every day not making my steps. It was disheartening. I know there are other things I am doing to keep this weight off and still continue in the right direction and I did not need this daily sadness at the end of the day. So.....I took it off... that's right. It's... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:44:59 EST