GEMINISUE's SparkPeople Blog GEMINISUE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Saturday, May 24th, 2014 The Cold Weather Was expecting a fun filled WARM Memorial Weekend. Many people arrived to Geneva-on-the Lake, dressed and packed for 70 degree weather. Plenty of alcohol flowing freely, lot of laughter and present greetings exchanged. Within a few hours yesterday, everyone had jackets, sweatshirts, and hoodies Soon the cold was forgotten and the band played through the evening. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed walking through the strip for a look through the shops, at new inventory that came in this year and even a few n... Sat, 24 May 2014 08:23:49 EST Wednesday, December 25,2013 May this day bring you love, health, family, friends and togetherness. <BR> <BR> No matter how far a part family and friends are, they are on our minds and in our heart through many hours of time. <BR> <BR> I want everyone's needs to be met fully, and a tad more if it will cause happiness, too. <BR> <BR> Smile often, Cry seldom, turn that frown upside down. <BR> <BR> Stay Positive! Make your dreams come true. <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Linda Wed, 25 Dec 2013 07:20:01 EST Friday, March 07,2013, Is there anything else I want to share today? This weekend is suppose to be beautiful weather, in Ohio. This is nice to hear, this morning! <BR> <BR> I have enjoyed the last couple of days more then usual. Family has been busy, but this week enjoyed time with my grand daughter one day, talking on the phone with my grandson, and seeing my one daughter, who took a half day off vacation day and spend it with me. Also, will be seeing my other daughter and my youngest grand daughter sometime Sunday. Even talked with my older brother a bi... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 13:07:45 EST Thursday, March 07, 2013 Do I need some Help or Motivation? Ask for it! Luckily, right now I have it under control, but if I do I know I can ask! <BR> <BR> If someone else needs help or motivation,please ask. <BR> <BR> Soar the Skies Beautiful Butterflies <BR> Hugs <BR> Linda Thu, 7 Mar 2013 12:58:06 EST Wednesday, March 06,2013 5) What can you improve upon? I can improve upon stress level, when concerned about family members. I tend to worry, when I don't hear from someone. I should remember, No News is Good News! <BR> <BR> I should also remember to just pick up the phone and call them. <BR> <BR> I should also remember to get out and stay busy talking to people, and than I won't be worried, that something is wrong. <BR> <BR> Usually they are just busy with their own lives, Grandma's need to realize this, lol. <BR> <BR> Strategy Exercise ... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:36:53 EST Tuesday, March 05,2013 How am I doing day by day? Today, I feel fantastic. Woke up energetic,looking forward to a productive, healthy eating day. <BR> <BR> Planning to juice some of my veggies, I bought yesterday, to consume within the next 12 hours after juicing them. I store in covered mason jars in the frig, separately, then combine depending on the taste I am desiring at the moment. <BR> <BR> Hoping to make some flaxseed pancakes up to have on hand,also. This is a maybe for today, because my son is off today so if I get to spend ti... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 10:06:04 EST Monday, March 04,2013 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? Mainly, I am staying focused about eating healthy, keeping busy, and staying in my routine, which is helpful to being healthier. <BR> <BR> Onward & Downward <BR> Hugs <BR> Linda Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:50:08 EST Sunday 03/03/13 How will I be content with myself and my Struggles to a Healthier Life? <BR> <BR> I won't worry about a slight gain, when I weigh in daily, I will realize weight fluctuates continuously. <BR> I will continue to eat healthy food and beverage choices. <BR> I will continue to not pop soda (pop) Quit: January 14th 2013, that was diet pop, but I will not drink regular pop due to high sugars in it. <BR> I will not drink coffee either I also Quit: January 14th,2013. <BR> If I think about either one, I smile and I say to myself, I'm... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 09:08:41 EST Saturday, March 02, 2013 What new habit you wish to develop? Being Content with Myself and my Struggles to a healthier Life <BR> <BR> I ask myself, what am I doing? <BR> I'm trying each day to eat healthy. <BR> I get some kind of exercise in, to burn the calories. <BR> I read about what foods do to heal us from the inside out. <BR> I watch shows that provide education, on getting healthier. <BR> I try to put it all together, in a simplified version, to have and to share, at times. <BR> I feel on top of the world o... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 09:11:10 EST JUNE 10,2012 I REFUSE TO DELAY OR POSTPONE MY DESIRE TO HAVE GOOD HEALTH! I REFUSE to delay or postpone my workouts during PROBLEMATIC TIMES. Can't do it. Won't do it. I need TO CONTINUE ON! <BR> <BR> I REFUSE TO drink less then half my weight in ounces of water a day. <BR> <BR> I REFUSE to eat less then half my weight in grams of protein each day. <BR> <BR> I REFUSE to eat white food <BR> <BR> I REFUSE TO eat corn and food made from corn products <BR> <BR> I REFUSE TO eat sugar and will check all nutritional labels and ingredients, if sugar is above number... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:40:47 EST June 04,2012 Correct Times to Drink Water, answered by a CARDIACT SPECIALIST I thought this was important enough to pass on: <BR> <BR> 2 glasses when water up- this helps to activate internal organs <BR> <BR> 1 glass 30 minutes before each meal- helps with digestion <BR> <BR> 1 glass before a bath-helps to lower blood pressure (this was new to me) <BR> <BR> 1 glass before bed- helps to avoid stroke or heart attack (this was new to me, also) Mon, 4 Jun 2012 11:48:30 EST May 24th- I Pledge to Never Quit, Being a MOM!Addition Added: 8:48 PM Even when a child, comes and discloses news, so hard to bare! <BR> I'm her Mom, and she is my first born, and I WILL Be Here, for Her! <BR> I wanted to deaden the pain, of the news! <BR> I wanted to pretend she didn't tell me this, it was a mistake!, but it wasn't <BR> I tried to comfort myself, with food,it did not work! <BR> I tried with alcohol, did not work! <BR> I talked with someone I recently met. It helped a bit. <BR> I need to share with the rest of my family before I can share her... Thu, 24 May 2012 13:55:54 EST "NEVER QUIT PLEDGE" renewed today 11/07/12 Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and <BR> downs I pass through, <BR> I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, <BR> and forgive myself for my past, <BR> and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, <BR> To Stop making excuses, <BR> And stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best <BR> Friend, <BR> Because that is who I am. <BR> I pledge t... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:58:10 EST Seeds for Homeless, or in NEED IDEA! Can you help? <BR> I was struck with a wonderful thought this morning. I was thinking about going out and clearing some more debris out of my garden area, so I can put seeds in it to grow. I was thinking this will benefit me and maybe some family members, it's not a large area. <BR> <BR> There are people in need all over, who may be living in the woods, or under a bridge or with other people who may have a yard. These people usually walk around during the day, looking for aluminum cans and other thing... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 13:03:57 EST Grin! Just rec'd. this in an e-mail: <BR> <BR> WOMEN LOCK YOUR DOORS! <BR> <BR> of course I had to check this out, knew the person well. <BR> <BR> Here goes: <BR> <BR> THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM!! <BR> <BR> <BR> MESSAGE <BR> You've no doubt heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves. <BR> <BR> My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just tha... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:22:29 EST FOOD COMBINATION INFORMATION LINKS I thought this would be beneficial to read and print, if desired. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on-Food-Combinations-That-Wreak-Havoc-<BR>on-Your-Health.html </link> <link><BR>riendly.cgi?doc=http://www.familycorne<BR> </link> <BR> <link><BR>t?print=1 </link> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:18 EST FOOD COMBINATIONS CAN EFFECT ABILITY TO LOSE WEIGHT I tried eating different just a bit during break between Winter & Spring Challenge. <BR> <BR> I thought I was eating healthier and was feeling great, but was gaining weight. A lot <BR> <BR> of weight. <BR> <BR> I decided to eat like I was before and started losing again, quickly. Now I had to <BR> <BR> out, WHAT HAPPENED? <BR> <BR> I was getting worried, I was getting quiet, I was pulling away from posting my weights. I knew I had a problem. <BR> <BR> I started searching through my ... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:17:54 EST Friday, January 27th, 2012, I FEEL TOTALLY ACCEPTED, AT MY WEIGHT, AT THE YMCA! I embarked a journey, in 2005 when my health was at it's worse. I was looked at, with disgust, with pity, with empathy, with questions (unasked). <BR> <BR> I smiled, I greeted, and sometimes carried conversations, with these people. I didn't like, but I understood, as I also felt bad about my appearance, how I couldn't do certain things and unknowingly took a backseat in life, looking at it, through other people's eyes. <BR> <BR> They say an alcoholic need to hit rock bottom, befo... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 07:39:48 EST Friday, January 20,2012, Need Information on how to Increase My Body Warmth! With weight lost, I feel the cold more. I know other people that have/has this problem, also. <BR> <BR> I am very interested, in reading articles about how to adjust the temperature in ones body, after weight lost. <BR> <BR> Is something missing, that needs to be eaten or drank that will increase the ability to get warmer? <BR> <BR> Normal Temperature is 98.6, we know what to do when running high. <BR> <BR> Why does a couple of degrees lower, feel so COLD? <BR> <BR> Feet with heavy soc... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:02:30 EST January 19,2012, Good Morning Spark People! I am trying a new pancake: <BR> <BR> 1/2cup rolled oats <BR> 1/2cup of low fat cottage cheese <BR> 1/2 cup of my egg whites <BR> <BR> I will have a fruit serving with it and be set for a new healthy breakfast meal! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Linda Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:54:44 EST January 18, 2012, Unexpected Electric Outage=Be Prepared! Yesterday was a beautiful day, after having a lot of cold and snow, decided to go shopping. Slipped on a light jacket and my son and I went to two stores. Had a good time, walking through one and riding through the other. <BR> <BR> The electricity went off and back on a few seconds later, didn't think too much of it, then it happened again, and half their lights came back on. Still didn't pay heed too much, I asked my son is that a signal they are about to close, he said No something is h... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:38:05 EST January 16,2012, Habits in the Making How easy is it to turn off a light switch, to unplug an appliance when not in use, to turn a faucet a little bit tighter, to turn it off when brushing. Easy enough, right? <BR> <BR> Now how about a habit of planning for our health by planning meals for a week? <BR> <BR> Habit, of making a shopping list to include these meals, plus a pkg of extra meat to put in freezer, or dried beans to place in cupboard? <BR> <BR> Coming here each day to encourage other members and to read the encouragem... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:14:54 EST January 15, 2012 I realize I am in control of what my body does. I have been trying to figure out why my weight is fluctuating in the 40's for so long! <BR> <BR> I have been eating differently, trying new things here and there, for variety sake and it has <BR> been good, and have actually found that different foods affect my body, in different way. <BR> <BR> I am starting to get a sensation, I didn't recognize before. I am assuming this is hunger and I have been feeding this feeling. Right? Wrong? not sure yet but am on top of it now so nex... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:25:01 EST January 14th 2012, Single Serving Vegetarian Chili I came up with this recipe, by having a taste for veggies, as I made fish and hash browns and they were cooking in the oven, so I grabbed a small teflon frying pan, put it on medium heat and and out a <BR> <BR> small red onion, and cut half of it into the frying pan and then sliced <BR> 8 baby porto bello mushrooms, and placed them in the pan, added <BR> 12 grape tomatoes, then decided to press them and let the juice drain in the pan, I seasoned <BR> 1 teaspoon parsley flakes dry (or thre... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:35:27 EST DECEMBER 19, 2011-FOODS TO EAT DAILY & WHY PRUNES- 5 regularity <BR> pumpkin- 1/2c helps to prevent macular degeneration disease <BR> rhubarb- 1/2 lowers chloresterol and eases digestive problems <BR> flaxseed,ground 1/4 cup -5T. blocks free radicals, reduces incidences of clotting, lower bad LDL levels 8% in four weeks! <BR> OJ 3/4 cup vitamin C & Folates <BR> Cherries 20 fresh or 3 dried- phytochemicals& for pain <BR> 3/4 c skim milk,3-5oz salmon, non fat yogurt 6oz - calcium need 2-3 servings a day <BR> legumes, nuts, seeds1/4 ... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:51:54 EST Oct. 11, 2011 Making Plans Upon Reaching Goal, what comes next? WEIGHT LOST, isn't what it is all about. <BR> <BR> Reaching goal and reaching better health and a chance to live longer is the benefit of doing this, but in the end we need a plan, and a plan I will be focusing on. <BR> <BR> I also don't want everyday to be about food and exercise, YES I want to keep it up <BR> <BR> but I don't want it on my mind 24/7. <BR> <BR> I want to enjoy life and live it to its fullest! <BR> <BR> I want to make a plan between now and then to know how to do thi... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:53:43 EST Tuesday 09/27/11 Beautiful Butterflies Soar: Geminisue Lunch Menu 2 Each day salad consisting of <BR> endive <BR> escarole <BR> fresh parsley <BR> red onion <BR> celery <BR> <BR> Add sardines in mustard to salad one day <BR> Add taco seasoning to ground chuck another day <BR> Have salmon coated with black pepper & seasalt steamed in microwave third day <BR> Have lamb chunks gyro style the fourth day <BR> have turkey the fifth day <BR> black beans, roasted ground vegetables (parsnips, turnips sweet potato) <BR> Sardines in olive oil, with red pepper & sea sa... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:58:47 EST Monday Sept. 26. 2011, Beautiful Butterflies Soar: Geminisue's Breakfast Menu 2 1/2 cup of whole grain quick oats cooked <BR> 1Tablespoon of peanut butter, added to it w/ <BR> 2 Tablespoons of dried cranberries <BR> 2 Tablespoons of ground almonds or 6-8 whole or slices almonds <BR> 1 cup of green tea <BR> <BR> 1 slice brownberry double fiber bread <BR> 2 oz turkey breast <BR> 1 t miracle whip light salad dressing <BR> 1/2 grapefruit <BR> 1 cup of lemon lift tea <BR> <BR> 1Tablespoon almond butter on <BR> 1 low fat 4" waffle w 1T pure maple syrup <BR> 1 egg poached <B... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:38:23 EST Thursday Sept. 15,2011- Geminisue's Dinner Menu- for 7 days 3-4 oz Breakfast Steak w/ <BR> onion, celery,mushroom steamed w seasoning <BR> 1 cup of black beans heated with <BR> cayenne pepper, ground mustard, ground garlic, cumin <BR> sea salt, and 1/2 lime squeezed in when finished heating, <BR> Then mash <BR> 1 1/2 cups of green beans <BR> 12 oz of green tea <BR> <BR> <BR> 4 oz turkey breast <BR> 1/2 cup cooked quinoa <BR> 2 cups of baby spinach cookied <BR> 1/2 crushed pinchapple w/ <BR> 1/2 cup of LF cottage cheese <BR> 12 oz mug of lemon lift... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:56:32 EST TUESDAY 09-13-11 BUTTERFLIES SOAR- GEMINISUE'S LUNCHES-7 DAYS 2-GROUND TURKEY MUFFINS <BR> 2T BBQ SAUCE <BR> SPINACH SALAD <BR> PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS <BR> MINCED ONION FRESH <BR> MINCED CELERY FRESH <BR> 2-3 T BALSAMIC VINEGARETTE <BR> 12 OZ SELTZER WATER W/ JUICE OF 1/2 LEMON <BR> <BR> WHITE FISH <BR> SWEET POTATO FRIES, BAKED <BR> APRICOT, SLICED & HEATED <BR> SAME SALAD AS ABOVE WITH <BR> FLAXSEED AND ALMOND MEAL SPRINKLED <BR> ON IT <BR> 8 OZ SPICY V8 JUICE <BR> <BR> 8 OZ PRUNE JUICE <BR> 1 CAN MUSTARD SARDINES <BR> 1 1/2 CUPS OF GREEN BEANS <BR> ... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:03:14 EST BUTTERFLIES SOAR: GEMINISUE'S BREAKFAST MENU FOR 7 DAYS 8 ounces of prune juice <BR> 1/2 grapefruit <BR> oatmeal <BR> green tea <BR> <BR> 8 ounces of pineapple juice <BR> 1/2 grapefruit <BR> 2 oz ground turkey muffin <BR> w/1Tablespoon BBQ Sauce <BR> lemon lift tea <BR> <BR> 8 ounce prune juice <BR> 1/2 grapefruit <BR> chocolate oatmeal <BR> green tea <BR> <BR> 8 oz pineapple juice <BR> 1/2 grapefruit <BR> 2 teaspoons olive oil <BR> 1 egg (over easy) <BR> 1 slice simple gluten free bread <BR> 1 teaspoon plum preserve <BR> lemon lift tea <BR> ... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:08:33 EST Wednesday Sept. 07, 2011 Wow we have 527, who joined the challenge, we have room for about 23 more and than it is made private, so if your thinking about joining please do so, so you don't miss out. <BR> <BR> I just deleted the link, since the challenge is filled up to the brim. <BR> You will enjoy it, and you will have success! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Linda <BR> weight leader of Butterflies Wed, 7 Sep 2011 16:07:06 EST Tuesday 09-06-11 Is today the beginning of your success? Take it in your hands Take control, today. Yes, you can do this, I know you want to! Begin or continue what your striving to do. Be It to <BR> LOSE WEIGHT, <BR> GET HEALTHIER, <BR> GET A BETTER LOOKING BOD, <BR> FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF, <BR> BE ABLE TO DO FOR YOURSELF <BR> BE ABLE TO DO A LITTLE MORE FOR YOURSELF <BR> <BR> YOU can reach this/these goals a day at a time, a meal at a time, an exercise session at a time <BR> IT all comes together, and you can do this! Come and JOIN US in the FALL 5% Wei... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 10:24:45 EST September 05, 2011, I FELT LIKE CINDERELLA LAST NIGHT I was picked up, at my apartment complex by a very nice man all dressed in a black suit, black shirt and white tie, he took my hand and led me to the longest limo, I have ever seen in my life. It could have held fourteen people, but it was just me me, myself & I. There were beautiful leather seats up the left side and around the area behind the driver (my date). I inches my way to that area, while looking all around beautiful blue lights running from front to back along with tiny white ligh... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 09:58:25 EST Time to Join the Fall 5% Weight Lost Challenge, today is 09/02/11 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Been a member of sparks for over two years and have lost weight and have a new outlook, on life. <BR> <BR> Sparks has been rewarding to me in many ways: at Sparks the Light Bulb turned on and told me: <BR> you can do this, it is working, <BR> <BR> Making changes, when you need to seen to help a lot. <BR> <BR> Staying excited and motivated, this is the place that does that <BR> <BR> Sign Up to Continue on OR Sign Up to start your 1st- 5% Challenge You will be hap... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 10:18:04 EST July 30,2011, I know what I did 2 years ago, Today! Two years ago, today. I JOINED Sparks! <BR> <BR> Two years, later: I have 99 Spark Friends! <BR> I have 55 Less Pounds, to carry around! <BR> I found what works and how to work it, for me! <BR> <BR> I am proud to be a Spark Member, and I am a different person then I use to be. I am in control, of what I am doing and I have a plan. I am working toward 180 lb. weight goal, and I know, I will reach it! <BR> <BR> I ... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 14:35:45 EST ASSIGNMENT#1, July 6th 2011 First I want to Thank All The Leaders for all the help they give, to make these challenges work! <BR> <BR> Second I want to encourage everyone, when your team is formed and you read a blog from a team member, subscribe to it, that way you know what is happening with other people on your team. Especially, as a weight leader, this has helped me learn from them and post information they may be able to use! <BR> <BR> Third I encourage you when you read another team's blog or another member's... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:21:19 EST May 30, 2011, Happy Memorial Day to All, and Thanks Military men and women, who served for our country! Also, special feeling sent to the families, who have lost loved ones, who were in the military. <BR> <BR> I also want to thank everyone who sent me spark goodies and comments, on my birthday. I really appreciated them! <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Linda WL <BR> Butterflies Team <BR> <BR> Soar the Skies Beautiful Butterflies <BR> Onward & Downward <BR> Each day is New, As is each Meal: Are you happy with it? Can you make... Mon, 30 May 2011 11:11:44 EST MAY 13, 2011, DIABETIC AFFECTS OF A HECTIC DAY As my last blog, let you know what led to this, I will not repeat. This is more of a warning blog. <BR> <BR> When something disruptive is happening to your day, in the life of a diabetic. Immediate plans need to be made, that was my mistake, yesterday. They came, I was not able to use my stove, my microwave or get into my refrigerator much, w/o interupting what was going on. <BR> <BR> Here is what happened: <BR> <BR> I ate from a cupboard I had access, to, whole grain cheese crackers, g... Fri, 13 May 2011 07:37:54 EST May 12, 2011 TIRED TONIGHT, SHORT BLOG Been a hectic day, with people coming in to do repairs, caused by a leak in the apartment, above mine. Mind boggling how a landland can send some one to patch and paint, before the cause of the problem is determined, then at the end of the day, the person came to see what what the problem, to discover, patching and painting was done first. Ah, so tomorrow another day, someone here, to cut holes in the ceiling, to discover the problem, then of course someone will have to come back again to p... Thu, 12 May 2011 18:29:45 EST May 11, 2011 I WROTE THIS IN A COMMENT, TODAY! Someone questioned IF I DON'T LOSE A HUNDRED POUNDS, I ANSWERED WITH THIS: (AND then decided this will be my BLOG, for today) <BR> <BR> You have a chance to look forward to: <BR> Breathing well, without being hooked up to oxygen! <BR> Breathing and sleeping well, because you not hooked up to oxygen because of sleep apnea, at night. <BR> Walking to the bathroom, without a walker or cane. <BR> Sleeping in a regular bed, not a hospital bed, that was brought into your home. <BR> You will be ... Wed, 11 May 2011 06:30:11 EST May 10, 2011 Down since End of Winter 1 5% Challenge This has been a great day! <BR> <BR> Ate well, moved good, felt good and communicated with my two oldest grandchildren, for quite awhile. They needed grandma's ear for awhile! <BR> It was fun and informative. Sometimes, life leads one to question things. <BR> Other times, it seems to fall into place. Today, was one of those days, things just seem to fall and place, and get completed. <BR> <BR> Were getting close to landing the plane, for challenge one, hopefully by tomorrow evening, th... Tue, 10 May 2011 23:27:20 EST May 9th, 2011 It's Monday After! The time has come, now that the holiday is over, to get serious about the challenge! <BR> <BR> We filled our tummies, we filled our hearts, let's burn those calories and land this plane. Soar the skies Beautiful Butterflies! <BR> <BR> Blog each day, make many comments, check your meal before starting to eat it and ask yourself? Did I make the right choices? Do I want to make any changes, I still can? <BR> <BR> We each need to make this decision, for the rest of our lives. Are we going ... Mon, 9 May 2011 10:28:25 EST May 8th, 2011 a tad late! Today, Mother's Day! This was a special day, my family was all together. My son cooked the dinner. My daughters, washed the dishes. We all enjoyed time together, took pictures, oh so fast! Anxious to see the results. My daughters live 50 miles apart and did not plan this, but they both arrived in orange, as did one daughter's daughter& the other one, had a top with very thin stripes of orange with larger strips of earth tones. Really looked sharp together. I was in a shade of magenta . lol <BR> <BR> Gran... Mon, 9 May 2011 00:22:37 EST May 7th, 2011, Challenge has begun! What a beautiful day, today is <em>67</em> Makes me feel, like energy will come to me, and hopefully I will get done what is needed today. <BR> <BR> For now I am focusing on the challenge, I will try to <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>320</em> each day! I usually do first thing in the morning. <BR> <BR> Sometimes, I break it up in five minutes at a time, if I'm not feeling well! <BR> <BR> I am going to try and blog each day so our team can earn 5 pts for each blog and <BR>... Sat, 7 May 2011 17:33:48 EST Sunday, February 20th, 2011 Recipe: POWER ENERGY BAR <BR> <BR> 2 CUPS OF PITTED DATES (CHOPPED) <BR> 1 CUP OF HEMP SEEDS <BR> 1/2 CUP OF pumpkin SEEDS <BR> 1/4 CUP OF GROUND FLAX SEED <BR> 1/2 CUP OF SUNFLOWER SEEDS <BR> <BR> PLACE DATES INTO FOOD PROCESSOR AND PROCESS, THEN ADD SEEDS, ONE AT A TIME AND CONTINUE TO PROCESS, <BR> ADD: <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS, OF WATER, PROCESS AGAIN. <BR> <BR> LINE SQUARE CONTAINER (ANY SHAPE WILL WORK) WITH PLASTIC WRAP <BR> EMPTY CONTENTS, INTO CONTAINER, AND FLATTEN OUT, REFRIGERATE 30 MINUTE... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 19:09:18 EST Spark and Balance I find at times, I am at the computer, for too many hours, in a day and I need to get a balance, so I can do what, I need to do to focus on Life, in itself. <BR> <BR> So, today I decided, I will get on first thing in the morning, and give myself an hour on Sparks. <BR> <BR> I will come on again at 2 PM and give myself and my team, at least 1 hour. <BR> <BR> I will come back again around 11PM, and see if there are questions, to answer, encouragement to offer, doing what I didn't do for mys... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:14:47 EST My Plans to achieve my goal during Winter 1 5% weight loss chal. I am on the Blood Type Diet, I have recently been critiqued, making it a personalized diet, to me, by having SWAMI. <BR> <BR> I will apply what I learn from this, I will eat my diamond and super beneficial foods, to achieve greatest weight lost and health benefits to my body. <BR> <BR> I will drink at least 8-10 cups of water a day <BR> <BR> I will eat 3-5 oz of red meat 5 times a week <BR> I will eat 3-5 oz of poultry 2 times a week <BR> I will eat 3-5 oz of fish 4 times a wee... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 11:28:41 EST Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Well the ground hog seen his shadow, today. Hopefully, we will have spring, sooner then expected. Need the sunshine, to brighten the moods, of people, and need the snow to melt, so people, can get around, again. <BR> <BR> I'm ready to go to Red Lobster, with my brother, come to think of it I will check the menu first, so I make a healthy choice, then on to Walmart, to get, what we need to get. Hope the weather permits, him to get out to his truck and over to where, I live. He has to b... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 19:54:37 EST It's Tuesday, and I have a lot on my Mind! I'm staying focused, on what I have to do here, but I am dealing, with family issues, that has me in deep thought, with no apparent release. <BR> <BR> Within the last week, emotions are in full gear, because, I cannot change, anything that is happening. I have to wait and see what is going to happen. Financial crisis, for a brother, heartbreak, of a daughter, grand children lives being changed, Son, needing to find a new place to live, soon unexpectedly. Just too much, all at once. So ... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 22:18:31 EST