FISHINGLADY66's SparkPeople Blog FISHINGLADY66's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My Mantra for today. <img src=""> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:43:38 EST Leaving Spark People Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> I am having problems with my computer. It is still so slow, and I don't have 8 hrs a day to sit here and wait for each page to come up. It's worse than dial up ever was. <BR> <BR> My hubby said if I delete Spark People from my computer, then re-install it, it might work better. He wants to know if I have Spark People loaded on my computer of if I just access Spark People from their computer. I don't know what he is talking about. I don't think he knows what he is ta... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:07:47 EST Always Choose to Live, Love, and be Healthy. Always Choose <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "May you choose to see beyond life's storms, to uncover the blessings that the rain brings, and during all of life's twists and turns, may you always choose." <BR> Michelle Sedas <BR> <BR> Give Thanks for all your Blessings. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:49:26 EST Happy Valentines Day! Thank you ALL for all the wonderful words if encouragement and the Valentines Day wishes. My computer is sick and I can't get my Sparking in. BooHoo!. Wishing you all a Lovely Valentines. Day. I hope to be back with you all soon. <em>214</em> <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>26</em> <BR> I love you all. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:54:33 EST We have Choices. Let's make them healthy. Choices <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We have the chance to make our life more healthy, we make the choices whether they are right or wrong at the time, and Sometimes we get a second chance to do it different or make a change. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I made good choices on my nutrition this... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:29:46 EST Storms in our lives! Storms In Our Lives! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In our personal lives, many of us are dealing with storms right now. Welcome the storm. It encourages us to choose to see beyond today. <BR> Take a few minutes to reflect on the storms you have in your life, and how they will shape your future. <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Where does time go? I ca... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 10:25:22 EST God Bless! God Bless! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> May GOD bless your week. Look for the perfect mistakes. People are like tea bags - you have to put them in hot water before you know how strong they are. <BR> <BR> By: ~Harry S. Truman~ <BR> <BR> Let's give this week all we got. We can do it. With a little help from our Spark friends. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:51:17 EST Impressions! Impressions! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We can't control the impressions others form about us, and the effort to do so only debases our character. - Epictetus <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a Healthy and Happy Day! Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:34:18 EST Slow is better than No movment at all! <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> "Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." <BR> – James Bryant Conant <BR> <BR> The Turtle never gives up. Even if your slow, keep putting one foot in front of the other. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:16:23 EST Never Give Up! Never Give Up! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> No matter how much weight you have to lose you must simply begin. Take it one step at a time and never give up.” <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 19:53:03 EST Our Spark Journey! The Spark Journey! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We must each make our own journey. <BR> -- Karen Casey <BR> <BR> Have a nice day. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:23:00 EST On Line Friends On Line Friends <BR> <BR> <BR> I had some free time, so what did I do? <BR> I checked the computer to see if I'd heard from you! <BR> <BR> I used to walk out to a box to retrieve mail. <BR> But I'd rather get it instantly, than wait on the snail! <BR> <BR> Checking my e-mail is always fun! <BR> I usually get a joke or greeting from someone. <BR> <BR> I feel so blessed because on the other end, <BR> I know I've connected with a friend! <BR> <BR> When I've had a hard day and need to share... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:51:50 EST Happy New Year! I'm wishing everyone a Very Happy and HEALTHY New Year. Three simple thing to remember. It's as simple as One, Two, Three. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat your veggies <BR> <BR> 2. Drink your water <BR> <BR> 2 Keep your body moving. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all your support in 2013. Together we will WIN! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:46:29 EST Decide on a Goal for 2014. Decide on your goal for 2014! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When you decide upon a goal, you override your failure mechanism and change the direction of your life. <BR> -- Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> Let's make this New Year a Healthy and Happy year. Let's learn from our mistakes. The best gift to ourselves is HEALTH. <BR> <BR> God Bless each and everyone of you in 2014. <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>437</em> May you find your pot... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:36:06 EST Make Life Happen for me in 2014. Make my Life Happen! <BR> <BR> So I want to get organized. I want to simplify my life. I want to learn to focus on my priorities… to get more done in less time and make life work for me. <BR> Listed below is a sampling of what I need to do. <BR> <BR> Set my priorities. <BR> Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything <BR> Practice positive Creative thinking <BR> Focus on Key long term Result <BR> Identify Key Restraints <BR> Slice and Dice the Tasks <BR> Single Handle Every Task <BR> Make my life ... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:52:17 EST Merry Christmas everyone. Merry Christmas everyone. May your Christmas Day be a blessing to all! <em>8</em> <em>445</em> <em>8</em> <em>445</em> <em>8</em> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 06:49:25 EST Be Wise with Your Time! Be Wise with Your Time! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Are you causing more problems by not dealing with problems? <BR> You can spend your time, waste your time, or invest your time. It's your choice. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a Wonderful Day and a Very Merry Christmas. Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:00:30 EST Healthy Habits! Healthy Habits! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1. Pray <BR> 2. Go to bed on time. <BR> 3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed. <BR> 4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful week. <BR> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:59:08 EST The Numbers Game! The numbers Game! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Think of a number between one and ten. Then multiply that number by two, add ten and divide the result by two. Finally, subtract the number thought of. The result will be five. It works every time. <BR> <BR> Have fun! <BR> <BR> Keeping our minds busy is important. Someone once told me to use a different route when going to the same place you go very often. Or, use a new route coming ... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 06:59:31 EST Good Idea's Good Idea's <BR> <BR> The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. <BR> -- Linus Pauling <BR> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:33:54 EST Ponder This! Ponder This! <BR> <BR> Just think about this statement!! <BR> <BR> Doors don't slam open. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 06:52:34 EST You do have time to exercise? Do you have time to exercise? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you have time to check email, watch a sitcom or two, surf the Internet, have drinks, coffee and dinner with friends, go clothes shopping, and on and on, then you have time to exercise. Yes, sometimes you have to sacrifice social, TV, or leisure time to fit it in. Yes, sometimes you have to prioritize your exercise time over other things. But your health and the feeling yo... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 17:42:41 EST Anything Is Possible! Anything Is Possible! <BR> <BR> Anything Is Possible <BR> Believe in Yourself, <BR> and Remember that <BR> Anything Is Possible <BR> <BR> Believe in what makes you feel good. <BR> Believe in what makes you happy. <BR> Believe in the dreams you've always wanted to come true, <BR> and give them every chance to. <BR> <BR> Life holds no promises <BR> as to what will come your way. <BR> You must search for your own ideals <BR> and work towards reaching them. <BR> <BR> Life makes no guarantees... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 18:35:19 EST Always Put Your Best Foot Forward. Put Your Best Foot Forward! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you ever heard the expression, "Fake it 'til you make it"? It's great advice to follow if you aren't feeling confident. When you're not feeling your best, try to look as though you are. Dress in a great outfit, take time with your hair and makeup, or pay attention to good grooming — or all three. Look your best and soon your insides will catch up with your outsides... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 22:28:58 EST Have a Nice Tuesday! <img src=""> Mon, 2 Dec 2013 20:01:53 EST Life is a coin! Life is a coin! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 'Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish , but you can only spend it once. <BR> Unknown <BR> <BR> Take care of yourself, Eat healthy and Stay happy. "One Day at a Time" <BR> <BR> Blessings to all my Spark Friends. <BR> <BR> Welcome to December, and may you have a Happy, Healthy, and Joyful Christmas Season <em>442</em> . Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:44:54 EST Luck or Chance! Luck or Chance! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> We do not what we ought, <BR> What we ought not, we do, <BR> And lean upon the thought <BR> That Chance will bring us through. -Matthew Arnold Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:01:59 EST Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving Dear Spark Friends. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:11:57 EST Kindle Your Fire! Kindle Your Fire! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. <BR> You must set yourself on fire. <BR> - Reggie Leach <BR> <BR> <BR> If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend and keep your Spark fire burning <em>529</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving! Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:15:44 EST Keep your eyes on your goals! Keep your eyes on your goals! <BR> <BR> <BR> Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. <BR> - Henry Ford <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:26:25 EST Two Powerful Warriors! Powerful Warriors! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. <BR> -- Leo Tolstoy <BR> <BR> Patience is a virtue. Time is a gift. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:18:46 EST Hi <img src=""> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:00:07 EST Healthy Decisions! Healthy Decisions! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Our own well-being is always the result of healthy decisions for ourselves coupled with disengagement from the choices of others. <BR> -- Karen Casey <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:06:31 EST End of year 2013! My Commitment for the last part of the year 2013! <BR> <BR> I am committed to cleaning out things I don't need in my closets. I have clothes and shoes and purses, ..... and puzzles.....jackets.......etc... from ........way back when?.......... When I was skinnier..... when I was fatter....when I was younger...... <BR> <BR> I received a call from DAV (Disabled American Veterans) the other day. They said they would be in my area next week to pick up any donations. <BR> <BR> Besides getting i... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:50:03 EST Today is the Day! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith. <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie <BR> <BR> Accept yourself, take control of your life, and have faith in yourself. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:34:46 EST Have a Healthy Weekend! Have a Healthy Weekend! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To all My Sparkt Friends! <BR> <BR> <BR> I really enjoy our talks. It is such a wonderful feeling to have so many friends. Having friends like you all makes me feel like God is Spoiling me. <BR> Here's wishing you all a healthy, happy weekend. Enjoy your family and friends and remember you Healthy Habits. Here is some hugs for all of you. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>247</e... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 09:28:16 EST A Punishment? Is this Punishment? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isn't it interesting?. We turn to food for comfort and we eat so much it's uncomfortable,........... which kind of .................makes it a punishment.... doesn't it? <BR> Aren't humans mysterious?! Wed, 6 Nov 2013 14:51:49 EST Encouragement <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To those of us still hanging around I want to encourage you to continue on the path that you have started. Think of your goals and the outcomes that will happen once you reach those goals. It's helpful sometimes to pull out of your short term focus and daydream about that long term focus or your goal. <BR> <BR> I hope your having a Happy and Healthy weekend. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:54:23 EST Your % of your life! Your % of your life! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it. <BR> ~Ben Franklin <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:17:47 EST Did you know? <BR> Do You Know That The Coconut Trees Is A Tree Of Life? <BR> <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood Plasma. <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> Here are some uses of the products of the coconut trees. <BR> <BR> Good for lumber. Sawdust is very useful for mushrooms farm. <BR> <BR> Dwarf coconut is good for ornamental, <BR> <BR> When the coconut flower is still close, this flower is th... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:44:54 EST Words of Wisdome! <BR> Getting healthy doesn't happen overnight. Take your time, enjoy the journey and make one small change at a time. <BR> <BR> Here is one habit you can easily fit into your routine today. <BR> <BR> Drink water throughout the day. <BR> <BR> Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” <BR> <BR> Maria Robinson <BR> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:01:49 EST You can Do It! "No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying." <BR> <BR> Stay Motivated... Never Give UP!. If you have to..... Keep Starting Over!. <BR> <BR> Have a great Day. <BR> <BR> I'm taking a little trip South today to visit my sister. I'll be back late this evening. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:08:12 EST Be whatever You want to be! You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be! <BR> by: Donna Levine <BR> <BR> <BR> There is inside you <BR> All of the potential <BR> To be whatever you want to be; <BR> All of the energy <BR> To do whatever you want to do. <BR> Imagine yourself as you would like to be, <BR> Doing what you want to do, <BR> And each day, take one step <BR> Towards your dream. <BR> And though at times it may seem too <BR> difficult to continue, <BR> Hold on to your dream. <BR> One morning you will awake to find <BR> Th... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:25:29 EST Do you have time to Exercise? Do you have time to exercise? <BR> <BR> <BR> You do have time to exercise? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you have time to check email, watch a sitcom or two, surf the Internet, have drinks, coffee and dinner with friends, go clothes shopping, and on and on, then you have time to exercise. Yes, sometimes you have to sacrifice social, TV, or leisure time to fit it in. Yes, sometimes you have to prioritize your exercise time over ... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 19:12:54 EST Quote! Good Quote <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. <BR> -- Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Great Day and and don't let your Spark go out! Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:58:49 EST The Measure of life. The measure of life. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Life is not measured by the breaths that you take, but by the moments that take your breath away." <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day my friends. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:17:40 EST Don't make excuses! ANY EXCUSE IS AS GOOD AS ANOTHER..NAME ONE! NOT!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Rationalization. Excuse making. Any excuse is as good as another. We can self talk ourselves into or out of anything. That clearly is within our control. <BR> <BR> One of my favorite stories is about a man who admired his neighbor's NEW lawn mower. He watched as the neighbor swiftly mowed his grass, few clippings remained and his lawn was beautifu... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:04:54 EST I have Spark Power! Spark Power! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "When I fall on my face from time to time, I try not to worry because I'm still going forward!" <BR> --- Linda Aucoin --- Nova Scotia, Canada <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got my Spark Tracker and I'm so excited. It is a real challenge to try to get a... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:16:14 EST Staying on Track! Staying on Track! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Stay Grounded <BR> <BR> Emotional eating happens when you lose your connection to your grounded self. Stress itself is not what makes you reach for something to eat. In fact, stress is often a good thing and your grounded self knows this! We need the physical stress of exercise to keep our bodies in good shape just as we need the stress of intellectual and emotional challenges t... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:51:27 EST Words of Encouragement! Words of Encouragement! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We have a duty to encourage one another. Many a time a word of praise or thanks or appreciation or cheer has kept a man on his feet. <BR> Blessed is the man who speaks such a word. <BR> ~William Barclay <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:41:00 EST