FIRECRACKER61's SparkPeople Blog FIRECRACKER61's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Spark Activ. Trckr - Please comment Hi friends, I am considering purchasing one and it is on the expensive side for me so... if you have one will you please comment likes & don't like comments. I would really appreciate it. Thank you friends! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:01:11 EST Mirror, mirror Mirror, mirror on the wall; <BR> You don't see the real me at all; <BR> Your reflection looking back at me; <BR> Is not what my eyes see; <BR> You show me a body bigger than most; <BR> My eyes tell me I have reached another milepost; <BR> My eyes say, Look at all the good you have done; <BR> There is nothing here, you need to shun; <BR> So mirror, I am not going to believe what you say; <BR> Because the healthier me is here to stay. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 11:00:03 EST What music do you listen to when you work out? I know, I am in my fifty's and I still rock and roll old school. LOL! Right now, while I'm treadmilling, I listen to 1990's band Slaughter. Start with 1. Reach for the sky 2. The wild life 3. Move to the music 4. Real love 5. Shake this place 6. Street of broken hearts 7. Do Ya Know (listen to twice) Before you know it, I have walked little over a mile. Here's the words that inspire me... <BR> <BR> It's an illusion in your mind <BR> Imagination runs wild <BR> Well are you satisfied 'caus... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 13:04:16 EST Not sure why, but I'm in a better place. Just when my new way of eating was going really good the ugly binge monster rose up and called on me last night. In the throws of the moment while I was cooking and heating up the leftovers, I tried to ask those questions to myself that Pixie posted regarding bingeing, but I did not get an answer. I was too caught up in the moment I think. So I am trying to reflect a bit this morning. I need to arm myself against the next assault. One thing I did wrong is not stopping for those few minutes. I... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 09:49:04 EST Start the week out right! You know there is something to be said about early to bed, early to rise. I made myself go to bed last night because after eating grapes, an orange and a carrot I still wanted more. Then I got up early, logged in and spun that wheel. Today is my 20 day streak and counting! <em>244</em> <BR> My exercises for the day came next! Feel like I can conquer the world today. <em>344</em> <BR> Thank you SparkPeople! <em>252</em> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 11:38:55 EST You know, you got it! You know, that part down deep that gives you strength to make it happen. It is inside of each of us. How do I know? You are part of this community of positive thinkers. Sparkers be strong today and then smile because each step forward moves you closer to that goal! That goal is waiting for you patiently, no matter how long it takes. <em>386</em> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:52:59 EST Made my weekly goal! I did it! I did it! Oh yeah, yeah, yeah! Two more pounds gone! <em>335</em> <BR> I broke another ten milestone! <em>244</em> <BR> I got happy feet! <em>252</em> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:58:59 EST Is anyone else more hungry when the weather turns colder? Last week fall was definitely in the air and I had a dickens of a time trying to control my eating. And yes, I really was hungry it was not an emotional thing. Last week was tough! Think I'm through the worst of it! <em>386</em> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:04:15 EST Believing in myself again Its been a long time since I felt good about accomplishing anything. Fifty lbs gone! Made me realize that, you know, I can! And furthermore, I am! I have always had problems with endurance but Sparking is keeping me motivated. Thank you all for your posts, ideas, helpful hints, recipes, encouragement and support. <em>252</em> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:11:12 EST Time to go to Branson So it is the time of year to take our annual trip to Branson, Mo. for moms birthday. Every year my 3 sisters and I leave all our cares, husbands, children behind and take mom to branson. We share a condo, act silly, see shows, do crafts together and just love each other. I plan on sticking to my decision for healthy choices and I am hoping that I will be able to access my Spark trackers on my phone while Im gone. We leave Fri and return on tues. Tue, 1 Oct 2013 07:24:24 EST Feeling so much better! It's the little things that make a difference. I am able to cross my leg on my knee and put my shoes on again! It's been years since I have been able to do that. I am able to stand on my feet for longer periods of time. I'm walking faster! I have more energy! I'm amazing myself at how much better I feel now in such a short time. I just want to say WOOHOO! <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:44:34 EST Short & Sweet Intro <em>319</em> <BR> I have never blog-ed before. Feel kinda of silly and very vulnerable. I usually try to hide all my self thoughts. I don't want anyone to know what a mess I am inside. <BR> That being said, I have decided to give this a try. I so badly want to be successful this time in changing my life style to a healthy one. <BR> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:16:27 EST