GODZDESIGN95's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GODZDESIGN95 GODZDESIGN95'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/ HOW DID ROUND 26 GO FOR THE BLC?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828662 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l324871509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I CAN SAY I IMPROVED OVER ALL. SOME AREAS STILL NEED TO BE WORKED ON. BUT WHO IS NOT A WORK IN PROGRESS. FIRST MY SCALE IS AT ITS LOWEST... NO I AM NOT BRAGGING. BUT GOD IS GOOD. I AM AN EMOTIONAL EATER. IT HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE NOT TO RUN ANT POKE MY JAWS FULL OF WHATEVER. I USE MY DISTRACTION TECHNIQUES TO VEER ME ELSE WHERE. I MAKE BEADED/WIRE JEWELRY AND I HAVE A BEADED NECKLACE THAT I ADD BEADS ONTO ... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 15:11:51 EST GOALS FOR BLC 26 GO BLUE LIONS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783578 MY GOALS WILL INCLUDE TOTAL BODY CARE IE--, MIND AND BODY, SOUL/SPIRIT. I STILL BELIEVE IF THEY ARE ALL IN TUNE THE WEIGHT WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF IF IT IS BALANCED OUT. <BR> <BR> TEMPLE --DAILY BIBLE READING/DEVOTIONALS. I WAS MADE FOR MORE THAN TO BE STUCK IN A VICIOUS CYCLE OF (DEFEAT) IE EMOTIONAL EATING. Deuteronomy 2:3 SAYS “YOU HAVE CIRCLED THIS MOUNTAIN LONG ENOUGH. NOW TURN NORTH.” WHEN THERE'S A SPECIAL EVENT, I CAN FIND OTHER WAYS TO CELEBRATE RATHER THAN BLOWING MY HEALTH... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:30:25 EST BLC Opened to newbies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764205 If any of you are interested in the BLC, here is your invite to come check it out!! It keeps you going and challenged. Holiday are upon us very soon. If you are like me you need some thing to keep you focused. Check it out for yourself!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=63524 </link> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:57:14 EST MMY PLAN IN BETWEEN ROUNDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743682 My plan for in between rounds is going back to the basics. Exercise. Sun do 10 minutes sessions daily I hear that it aid weight loss. Food--eat nutritious meals. Cut out junk. I Water and green tea is on going. Devotions are a part of my plan too. Still working on my goals, retooling where I need to shine. This is rough draft as I am still working and retooling. Gathering new weight routines. meals plans that works. I may be ordering The makers diet revolution...still researching it though. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:21:38 EST BLOGGING PER MY FITNESS TEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686658 WELL THE WALKING PART WAS CHALLENGING AS I CAN NOT EXERCISE OUTSIDE OR MY ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA WILL KICK IN. SO I DID WALK AWAY THE POUNDS. PUSH UPS WERE DONE AGAINST WITH WILL. I LOVE CRUNCHES AND THAT WAS THE EASIEST PART OF THE TEST. WELL I AM HERE TO GET HEALTHIER ..BLC WILL HELP TO GET TO MY WEIGHT/FITNESS GOALS. Sat, 3 May 2014 19:10:41 EST GOALS FOR ROUND 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685881 MY GOALS WILL INCLUDE BODY, MIND AND SOUL/SPIRIT. I STILL BELIEVE IF THEY ARE ALL IN TUNE THE WEIGHT WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. MY VIEW! <BR> <BR> TEMPLE TEMPLE --DAILY BIBLE READING/DEVOTIONALS START MY DAY WITH SCRIPTURE READING, STUDY AND DEVOTIONALS. GOD HAS GIVEN ME POWER OVER MY FOOD CHOICES. I'M SUPPOSED TO CONSUME FOOD. FOOD ISN'T SUPPOSED TO CONSUME ME. 11 COR 12:9-1 "BUT HE SAID TO ME, "MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU, FOR MY POWER IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS...FOR WHEN I AM WEAK, T... Fri, 2 May 2014 15:13:49 EST FUSHSIA BEAUTIES ROUND 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683945 OATH OF ACCEPTANCE <BR> <BR> FUCHSIA BEAUTIES INCORPORATED (FBI) <BR> <BR> I__PAT______________________ <BR> ___ solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will uphold the integrity of Team FBI by actively participating in all assignments by giving my best efforts at all times. <BR> <BR> I will encourage and support my fellow agents in times of trial and temptation. <BR> I will have their backs as we fight the battle of the bulge together. <BR> I will participate on the chat thread daily, Tactical ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:14:43 EST FUSHSIA BEAUTIIES INCORPORATED (FBI) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601368 OATH OF ACCEPTANCE <BR> <BR> FUCHSIA BEAUTIES INCORPORATED (FBI) <BR> <BR> I__PAT_________________________ solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will uphold the integrity of Team FBI by actively participating in all assignments by giving my best efforts at all times. <BR> <BR> I will encourage and support my fellow agents in times of trial and temptation. <BR> I will have their backs as we fight the battle of the bulge together. <BR> I will participate on the chat thread daily, Tac... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:49:48 EST SMART GOALS FOR 2014/ ROUND 24 OF BLC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597242 I WILL BE CARRYING GOALS THAT WORKED FOR ME LAST TWO ROUNDS OF BLC. I HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS LAST ROUND. I THINK I WILL HAVE MORE SUCCESS THIS ROUND. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> MY GOALS WILL INCLUDE BODY, MIND AND SOUL/SPIRIT. I FOUND OUT FOR ME. IF THEY ARE ALL IN TUNE THE WEIGHT WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> <em>370</em> <em>274</em> BODY---VEGGIES 4-5 DAILY I WILL INCLUDE JUICING TO HELP WITH VEGGIES. I HAVE GROWN TO LOVE JUICING. CELERY, CARRO... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:59:30 EST BECK DAY 1 ADVANTAGE LIST OF LOSING WEIGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570665 DAY ONE ADVANTAGES OF LOSING WEIGHT. <BR> <BR> 1. I want to live a better quality of life and have more energy. <em>30</em> <BR> . <BR> 2. I want to improve more on my blood sugar and pressure reading levels. <BR> *Note* I am off one of my diabetes meds! WOOT WOOT! <BR> <BR> 3. I want to reduce risk factors and prevent diabetic related complications. <em>104</em> icon . <BR> <BR> 4. To have more confidence about my appearance. <BR> <BR> 5. I want to build on my endurance ..already ... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 19:34:37 EST GOALS FOR 23 BLC WITH THE STINGRAYS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498735 I WILL BE CARRYING GOALS THAT WORKED FOR ME LAST TWO ROUNDS OF BLC. I HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS LAST ROUND. I THINK I WILL HAVE MORE THIS ROUND. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> MY GOALS WILL INCLUDE BODY, MIND AND SOUL/SPIRIT. I FOUND OUT FOR ME. IF THEY ARE ALL IN TUNE THE WEIGHT WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> <em>370</em> <em>274</em> emoticon BODY---VEGGIES 4-5 DAILY I WILL INCLUDE JUICING TO HELP WITH VEGGIES. I LOVE CELERY, CARROT AND CUCUMBER JUICE. I... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:09:22 EST S.M. A. R. T. GOALS FOR BLC. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384543 SOME OF MY GOALS WILL BE CARRIED OVER FROM THE LAST CHALLENGE I HAD. WHY CHANGE <BR> SOMETHING THAT WORKED <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> MY GOALS WILL INCLUDE BODY, MIND AND SOUL/SPIRIT. I FOUND OUT FOR ME.. IF THEY ARE ALL IN TUNE THE WEIGHT WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. <em>224</em> . <BR> <BR> <em>344</em> BODY---VEGGIES 4-5 DAILY I WILL INCLUDE JUICING TO HELP WITH VEGGIES. DEVELOP SOME COMBINATIONS I CAN TOLERATE. <em>4</em> . NO USE IN HAVING A JUICER AND HARDLY USE IT. TRY DIFFERENT... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:37:57 EST DAY 98 NEW YEAR RESOLUTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317475 DAY 98 NEW YEAR RESOLUTION 100 DAY WEIGHT LOSS. <BR> I usually don't do them but I did for this exercise. <BR> <BR> THIS EXERCISE INVOLVED IS A VISION WHEN I REACH MY WEIGHT GOAL <BR> <BR> I NOW WEIGHT 150 . <BR> <BR> I AM PLEASED WITH , THE WAY I LOOK AND FEEL IN MY CLOTHES. <BR> <BR> MY BODY FEELS MORE HEALTHIER, MY MUSCLES ARE TONED, MY ENERGY LEVEL IS UP. <BR> <BR> I AM EXERCISING 45-60 MINS 5 TO 6 DAYS A WEEK. I AM LIFTING WEIGHTS TWICE A WEEK <em>211</em> working on it! <... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 18:17:06 EST Never Quit Pledge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312466 Saw this on one of my Sparkfriends Blogs. <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:24:50 EST DAY 91 THUR DAY 93 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310551 DAY 91 OBESITY IS A CONDITION <BR> <BR> LIKE MOST DIETERS YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR PROGRAM TO END. <BR> <BR> YOU THINK ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU'LL REACH YOUR GOAL WEIGHT AND NOT HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT ANY MORE. WELL THAT CAN NOT HAPPEN. YOU CAN'T IGNORE OBESITY. <BR> <BR> SIDE NOTE: THE AUTHOR COMPARES OBESITY TO DIABETES...SOMETHING A DISAGREE WITH!! BOTH OBESITY AND DIABETES NEED TO BE MONITORING AND THIS MEANS WORK! <BR> <BR> MANAGE YOUR----- WELL SHE CALLS IT A CONDITION. I DISAGREE WITH... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 19:22:22 EST DAY 89 AT MY BEST 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301954 DAY 89 AT MY BEST 100 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> RECALL TIMES IN THE PAST WHEN YOU WERE AT A HEALTHY WEIGHT OR EXERCISED REGULARLY, FELT STRONG AND CAPABLE OF FACING CHALLENGES HEAD ON. <BR> <BR> I USE TO BE GREAT!!!!! <BR> <BR> WE NEVER LOSE OUR CHARACTERISTICS FROM THE PAST. WE LOSE SIGHT OF OUR STRENGTH'S AND GIFTS. <BR> <BR> AT TIMES WE ONLY SEE THE PARTS OF OURSELVES THAT WE DON'T LIKE, <BR> <BR> DESCRIBE WORDS OR PHASES THAT TELL WHAT YOUR REALLY ARE LIKE AT YOUR BEST... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:50:16 EST DAY 88 I DO CARE!! 100 DAYS FO WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301110 DAY 88 I DO CARE! <BR> <BR> LIKE MOST PEOPLE, YOU'RE TIRED OF STAYING ON YOUR DIET. PUSHING YOURSELF TO EXERCISE AND AVOID ALL THE FUN TIMES AROUND FOOD. <BR> <BR> YOU MAY GET DISCOURAGED YOU DECIDE YOU DON'T CARE. WHEN YOU GET WORN DOWN ITS TEMPTING TO LET OF DIETING EFFORTS OR GIVE UP. <BR> <BR> DON'T STOP CARING <BR> <BR> ON DAYS YOUR TEMPTED NOT TO CARE-REMIND YOURSELF THAT YOU ARE WORTH IT AND YOU DESERVE TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE AND HEALTH. <BR> <BR> FIGURE OUR WHATS BOTHERING YOU... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:22:02 EST DAY 86 MINIMIZE THE DAMAGE AND DAY 87 OLD HABITS 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299657 DAY 86 MINIMIZE THE DAMAGE <BR> <BR> YOU'VE LEARNED MANY TRICKS TO HELP IN YOUR DIETING. BUT, LIFE HAS A WAY OF GETTING IN THE WAY OF YOUR PLANS. <BR> <BR> BROWNIES, CAKE OR LASAGNE'S IS CALLING................ YOU WONDER IF YOU SHOULD THROW IN THE TOWEL OR QUIT??? <BR> <BR> GOING OFF YOUR DIET DOESN'T MEAN YOU DON'T HAVE ONE. <BR> <BR> DON'T QUIT OR GIVE UP! STAY THE COURSE. <BR> <BR> STOP WHILE ITS SMALL <BR> <BR> ADVERTISEMENT CLAIMS YOU CAN'T EAT JUST ONE BELIEVE IT NOT. (LAYS CH... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:58:31 EST DAY NO MORE DEPRIVATION. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294058 AT THE BIRTHDAY PARTY YOU HOSTED FOLKS WERE HAVING CAKE AND ICE CREAM. YOU FELT LEFT OUT AND AFTER THE PARTY was OVER YOU TIP TOED INTO THE KITCHEN AND HAVE 3 PIECES OF CAKE. <BR> <BR> DO YOU GIVE IN AND EAT BECAUSE YOU FEEL LEFT OUT?? <BR> <BR> STOP AND THINK ABOUT THE WORD DEPRIVATION.... <BR> <BR> IS IT HORRIBLE? DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO PUSH YOU OF YOUR PLAN?? <BR> <BR> LIKE IT OR NOT TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON GETTING HEALTHIER YOU HAVE TO SET BOUNDARIES AROUND YOUR EATING. IT MAY TIMES W... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:34:14 EST DAY 82 LAST STRAW EATING....100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292134 DAY 82 LAST STRAW EATING <BR> <BR> YOU'VE HAD A STRESSFUL DAY AND THINGS KEEP HAPPENING. <BR> <BR> IT IS EASY TO SAY "THAT'S THE LAST STRAW" RIGHTLY SO!!!!!!!!! BUT YOU CREEP INTO THE KITCHEN AND SWIM INTO A BAG OF COOKIES. <BR> <BR> YOU WERE WEAKEN MUCH EARLIER IT WAS NOT THE LAST STRAW THAT GOT YOU. <BR> <BR> RECOGNIZE THE CHAIN <BR> <BR> BY ASKING "WHAT ELSE" YOU CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT BEHAVIOR CAUSED THESE CHAINS OF EVENTS TO MAKE YOU OVER EAT. <BR> <BR> JOT DOWN WAYS TO PREVENT YOU F... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:21:34 EST DAY 81 UNHOOK THE CHAINS--- 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291349 YOUR WASHING MACHINE STOPS, YOUR KIDS SICK, BOSS IS ON YOUR CASE, YOU JOB MAY BE TRANSFERRED OVER SEAS. BROWNIES ARE JUST A COUPLE OF INCHES AWAY.,...YOU EAT SOME OF THEM IN TURN YOU OVER EAT. YOU ALSO EAT ICE CREAM ON TOP OF THAT. THIS ACTION SEEMS LIKE RANDOM ACTS BUT YOU WERE ALREADY WORE DOWN AND SO WAS YOUR FOOD RESISTANCE. <BR> <BR> IN A BEHAVIOR CHAIN ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER, INCREASING YOUR FRUSTRATION UNTIL YOU GIVE UP. <BR> <BR> STRUGGLES WITH EMOTIONAL EATING RARELY HAPPENS ... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:50:06 EST DAY 80 GET A NEW TITLE 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289005 DAY 80 GET A NEW TITLE <BR> <BR> WHEN YOU STRUGGLE WITH YOUR EATING OR YOU HAVE WEIGHT GAIN YOU MAY DESCRIBE YOURSELF WITH DAMAGING WORDS SUCH AS FAT, LAZY, FAILURE, OR EVEN SCREW UP. <BR> <BR> WHEN MAKING THESE NEGATIVE VIEWS OF YOURSELF YOU WILL MATCH IT BY HOW YOU LIVE. <BR> <BR> USE POSITIVE WORDS <BR> <BR> TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF YOU MAY HAVE CHANGE OR CREATE A DIFFERENT PICTURE OF YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> USE DESCRIPTIVE WORDS SUCH AS HOT MAMA, HOT BABE OR POWERWOMEN. <BR> ... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:35:16 EST DAY 79 LIVE AS A HEALTHY PERSON 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286659 DAY 79 LIVE AS A HEALTHY PERSON <BR> <BR> BORED WITH SALAD AND GRILLED CHICKEN? <BR> <BR> BEEN DIETING SO LONG YOU WANT MORE VARIETY AND FUN IN YOUR PLAN. <BR> <BR> THINKING HEALTHY INSTEAD OF THIN IS MUCH BETTER THAT SAYING YOU WANT TO BE THIN. THIN FOLKS DO NOT NECESSARILY WATCH WHAT THEY EAT OR CARE WHAT THEY EAT. <BR> <BR> WHEN TALKING ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS. CHANGE YOUR WORDS TO MATCH YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS. <BR> <BR> INSTEAD OF SAYING YOU WANT TO BE THINNER ETC, US... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:39:38 EST DAY 78 DITCH THE CRITIC 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284304 DO YOU EVER TRY TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF BY USING CRITICAL OR BY USING NEGATIVE SELF TALK? <BR> <BR> WHAT? HOW CAN THIS WORK? ME SPEAKING........ <BR> <BR> PUNISHING YOURSELF DOESN'T CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR. <BR> <BR> WHATEVER YOU LABEL YOURSELF AS YOU BECOME. LABELING YOURSELF IN NEGATIVE WAYS DRAGS YOU DOWN EVEN FURTHER. DON'S BELIEVE NEGATIVE VOICES OR WITHIN OR WITHOUT. SO AS A MAN THINKETH SO IS HE. SPEAK KINDLY TO YOURSELF "COME ON YOU CAN DO IT" "YOU'RE WORTH IT". GOES A LONG WAY AN... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:01:51 EST DAY 76 EMOTIONAL SAFETY & THE HEALING POWERS OF RITUALS 11 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282748 DAY 76 EMOTIONAL SAFETY <BR> <BR> HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR EMOTIONAL SAFETY?? WHEN YOU FEEL UNSETTLED ANXIOUS AND INSECURE. YOU NEED A WAY TO REGROUP AGAIN. <BR> <BR> EMOTIONAL SAFETY GIVES A SENSE OF WELL BEING "GROUNDED"AS WELL AS PROTECTED, STRONGER AND SECURE. <BR> <BR> CRATING A SAFE PLACE <BR> <BR> PONDER HOW YOU CAN CREATE AN EMOTIONALLY SAFE PLACE IN YOUR LIFE.........A CORNER A ROOM ETC, GATHER SOME OBJECTS THAT HELP YOU FEEL SECURE, POSTERS, CANDLES OR STUFFED ANIMALS. BRI... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:38:22 EST Day 71 ITS TOO HARD. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274747 YES IT IS HARD FOR MOST FOLKS TO STAY WITH THEIR PLAN TO HEALTHIER EATING AND EXERCISING. NO ONE IS ABOVE HAD BAD DAYS, STRESS AND FATIGUE IT CAN BE TOUGH. <BR> <BR> THERE'S NO GOOD REASON TO GIVE UP! INSTEAD LEARN HOW TO PRESS THUR THE TOUGH TIMES WITHOUT ALLOWING THEM TO GET YOU OFF TRACK. <BR> <BR> I CAN DO HARD THINGS! GIVING BIRTH IS HARD, WORKING ON A JOB, AND HOUSE WORK ETC. IS HARD. <BR> <BR> WHEN TOUGH TIMES COME SAY "OF COURSE IT IS HARD BUT I'VE DONE A LOT OF DIFFICULT THING... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 18:45:10 EST BLC AND THE VACATION HUBBIE AND I WERE THINKING ABOUT TAKING. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261120 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l880508603.jpg">. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HOME AWAY FROM HOME! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1951399560.jpg">. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> MMMMMM A YUMMY BREAKFAST I DID NOT HAVE TO FIX! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1368325796.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ENJOYING THE SCENES/RELAXING SLOW WALKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <im... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:00:13 EST BLOGGING BECAUSE.............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258562 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1643806359.jpg">. <BR> <BR> I AM CURRENTLY IN THE BLC AND I AM REFLECTING. I HAVE NOT LOST MUCH WEIGHT. BUT I REALISE THAT THE SCALE DOES NOT DETERMINE MY SELF WORTH OR DEFINE ME. STILL I WOULD BE LYING IF I SAID I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. I TOO KNOW NEGATIVE SELF TALK CAN BACK FIRE ON YOU. NOT DOING THAT...JUST REFLECTING. <BR> <BR> I AM REVIEWING DAY 51 OF 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE AND PRINTED OFF WHAT I'VE BLOGGED ABOUT. I AM PUTTIN... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:59:33 EST DAY 68 AND OTHER DAYS. 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251766 DAY 67 NEVER SAY I BLEW IT" <BR> <BR> I'VE ALREADY BLEW IT SO I MIGHT AS WELL EAT MORE!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> THE PHRASE I BLEW IT REINFORCES THE SENSE OF DISAPPOINTMENT AND FAILURE. YOU ALSO GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO FOLLOW UP A SLIP WITH HUGH BINGE EATING. <BR> <BR> WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE BLOWN IT YOU CAN PUNISH YOURSELF MORE BY EATING MORE. <BR> <BR> THROW I'VE BLOWN IT OUT OF THE WINDOW AND BE KINDER TO YOURSELF. TRASH THE TOLD WAY OF THINKING. COME UP WITH A NEUTRAL WAY OF DES... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:58:41 EST DAY 66 DON'T EVEN START!! 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246559 DAY 66 DON'T EVEN START <BR> <BR> SETTING LIMITS OVER SOME FOOD ITEMS CAN GIVE YOU POWER OVER TEMPTATION. <BR> <BR> SOMETIMES YOU MAY HAVE TO TAKE A STEP EVEN FURTHER TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM GETTING HOOKED BY THE TASTE OF CERTAIN FOOD, SWEETS, DESSERTS AND SNACK FOODS ARE IN THE CATEGORY. <BR> <BR> CAN I HEAR A AMEN?? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> IF YOU AVOID TAKING THE FIRST BITE, YOU ESCAPE THE TRIGGER THAT WEAKENS YOUR RESOLVE. <BR> <BR> HOW CAN YOU DO THIS WHEN THE TEMPTING FOOD IS... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:44:42 EST DAY 65 STIMULUS NARROWING. 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244231 DAY 65 STIMULUS NARROWING. <BR> <BR> WHEN YOU HAVE FOOD TEMPTATION YOU DECIDE WHETHER TO EAT OR NOT. SOMETIMES YOU CAN HAVE A SPLIT SECOND TO DECIDE. BY SAYING "NO FAST" YOU WILL BE MORE LIKELY TO AVOID GIVING IN. <BR> <BR> DON'T KEEP STARING AT THE BROWNIE YOU WILL WEAKEN YOUR ABILITY TO RESIST IT. INSTEAD MAKE A FIRM DECISION TO SKIP IT AN FOCUS ON YOUR RESOLVE ---FOOD LOSES ITS POWER. <BR> <BR> STIMULUS NARROWING ELIMINATES CHANGING YOUR MIND. AS YOU GO THUR THE DAY WHEN FACED W... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 17:30:17 EST DAY 63 BUFFERS 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244222 DAY 63 BUFFERS <BR> <BR> WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MANAGE YOUR FOOD TRIGGERS, IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO USE BUFFERS THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM SLIPPING INTO EATING. <BR> <BR> PUT DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR HIGH RISK PROBLEM FOODS. <BR> <BR> DON'T TEMPT YOURSELF. IF CHIPS, COOKIES AND CANDIES TEMPT YOU THEN DON'T STOCK THEM IN YOUR HOUSE OR WORK SETTING. <BR> <BR> STOP TRIGGERS BEFORE THEY START. <BR> <BR> IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE CLEAN SWEEP YOUR TRIGGER FOODS OUT!! GET RID OF WHAT P... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 17:11:01 EST DAY 61 AND OTHER CHAPTERS/ FOOD TRIGGERS 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244181 DAY 61 FOOD TRIGGERS <BR> <BR> FOOD CUES OR TRIGGERS ARE SIGNALS AND THOUGHTS THAT PROMPT YOU TO EAT WHEN YOU HAVEN'T PLANNED TO. <BR> YOU ARE IN THE REFRIG BUT SEEING FOOD MAKES YOU WANT TO EAT IT. <BR> <BR> TYPES OF TRIGGERS <BR> <BR> SIGHT AND SMELL ARE POWERFUL TRIGGERS AND THEY MAKE YOU WANT TO EAT. THEY ARE EASY TO RECOGNIZE: TV COMMERCIALS, ADS, BILL BOARDS CAN SET YOU OFF AND MAKE YOU EAT AND BREAK YOUR RESOLVE. WATCHING COOKING SHOWS CAN MAKE YOU WANT TO EAT. THEY SURE DO AND... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 16:21:05 EST VISION BOARD 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242591 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1186266796.jpg"> <BR> FEAST ON THIS! <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l989200053.jpg">. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l190021339.jpg">. <BR> <BR> DO THIS! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1731919507.jpg">. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2094988929.jpg">. <BR> <BR> BE POSITIVE AND BELIEVE!!!!... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:31:44 EST DAY 60 CREATE A STOP SIGN! 100 DAYS WEIGHT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234705 REFERRING TO YOUR INSTEAD LIST FOR HEART AND HEAD HUNGER. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO AVOID EMOTIONAL EATING STRUGGLES FROM THE START. <BR> <BR> BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE AN EMOTIONAL STOP SIGN TO REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR GOODS INTENTIONS. <em>29</em> <BR> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> INSTANT RESPONSE PLAN: <BR> <BR> DEVELOP AN EMOTIONAL STOP SIGN RESPONSE TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR FOOD STRUGGLES. <BR> <BR> FROM HEART HUNGER AND HEAD HUNGER SELECT A FEW FAVORITES. SUCH AS CHEWING GUM, (MY FAVORITE DRI... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 16:52:58 EST DAY 58 HEART HUNGER & DAY 59 HEART HUNGER INSTEADS 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230502 EVER WANT SOMETHING TO EAT BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT? HEART HUNGER SECOND TYPE OF EMOTIONAL EATING INVOLVES A NON SPECIFIC FOOD CRAVING. YOU JUST START THINKING ABOUT EATING. YOU GO INTO WHAT I CALL IN SEARCH OF MODE-- TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO EAT. ANY TIME YOU WANT SOMETHING TO EAT BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS THAT IS HEART HUNGER. HEART HUNGER CRAVINGS TYPE FOODS ARE: ICE CREAM, DOUGHNUTS OR PASTA. BUT YOU CAN ALSO CRAVE COMFORT FOODS OR FOODS RELATED TO HAPPY TIMES... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:21:43 EST DAY 56 HEAD HUNGRY AND DAY 57 HEAD HUNGRY INSTEADS 100 DAYS CHALLENGE OF WEIGHT LOSS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229570 ONE DAY YOU CRAVE CHEESECAKE AND THE OTHER DAY YOU CRAVE CHIPS OR PEANUTS. <BR> <BR> WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT --- WITH NON HUNGRY EATING YOUR FOOD CHOICES SERVES AS MIRRORS INDICATING WHAT TYPE OF EMOTIONAL NEED YOU ARE EXPERIENCING. <BR> <BR> HEAD HUNGRY DRIVES YOU TO--CHEWY, CRUNCHY LIKE CHIPS, POPCORN, NUTS AND A SPECIFIC CANDY BAR. . IT ALSO STARTS WITH A SPECIFIC FOOD THOUGHT OR CRAVING. IN OTHER WORDS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO EAT. A FOOD THOUGHT COMES TO MIND CHIPS, POPCORN OR... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:01:23 EST DAY 55 FOOD IS THE CONSOLATION PRIZE. 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229169 YOU MAY NOT HAVE STARTED OUT BEING AN EMOTIONAL EATER. FOOD BEGIN TO SHOW UP EVERY WHERE SOON IT DID NOT MATTER IF YOU WERE HUNGRY OR NOT YOU ATE ANYWAY. <BR> <BR> ON BIRTHDAYS THE CANDLES WERE BLOWN OUT AND EVERYBODY HAD CHOCOLATE CAKE, ENCOURAGED TO CLEAN YOUR PLATE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD., YOU FELL AND MOM CAME WITH A COOKIE TO HELP THE BOO BOO AND THE PAIN MAGICALLY STOP! LOL! <BR> <BR> EATING IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON WAYS PEOPLE COPE WITH PROBLEMS AND STRUGGLES IN LIFE. YOU LEARN... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:36:12 EST DAY 54 EATING TO FEEL BETTER-- 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224701 DAY 54 EATING TO FEEL BETTER. <BR> <BR> I WILL EAT TO FEEL BETTER. THOSE WORDS SLIP OUT OF OUR MOUTHS SO EASY............ WHEN YOU'RE BORED, STRESSED AND PHYSICALLY ILL FOOD COMES TO MIND. FOOD TENDS TO PROVIDES AN APPEALING CURE FOR EVERYTHING---FROM A COLD OR THE FLU TO EXHAUSTION AFTER A LONG DAY. <BR> <BR> SOMETIMES YOU REALLY DO NEED FOOD. IF YOU'RE TIRED BECAUSE YOUR BODY NEED FUEL, EATING WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER. BUT HAVING AN ENERGY DROP MAY NOT ALWAYS MEAN IT IS TIME TO EAT. <B... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:29:44 EST DAY 53 FOOD IS MY BEST FRIEND 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224675 DAY 53 FOOD IS MY BEST FRIEND <BR> <BR> MOST OF THE TIME, WE DON'T REALLY WANT TO DO EMOTIONAL EATING. BOREDOM, LONELESS, PERIODS OF STRESS, ANGER...WE RATHER HAVE THESE EMOTIONS TAKEN CARE OF SOME OTHER WAY—WITH AN ARM AROUND US, AN ENCOURAGING WORD, EVEN WITH SOMETHING ON THE TELLY. <BR> <BR> DURING OUR SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS WHEN WE COME UP EMPTY WE'RE LEFT TRYING TO FIX OUR OWN PROBLEMS. <BR> <BR> FOOD WORKS FOR EVERYTHING.!! EATING PROVIDES RELIEF. FOOD ENTERTAINS YOU WHEN YOU ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:01:41 EST DAY 52 FOOD AS AN INSTANT FIX. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221775 FOOD DOES PROVIDE AN INSTANT FIX. IN OUR FAST FOOD RESTAURANT AND MICROWAVE OVEN WORLD YOU CAN GET YOUR CRAVING FORFILLED INSTANTLY. THERE IS NO WAITING!! FOOD PROVIDES A GREAT SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT. NOTHING GOOD ON THE TELLY RAID THE REFRIGERATOR UNTIL SOMETHING BETTER COMES ON. ITS EASY TO SLIP INTO MINDLESS EATING WHEN YOU ALLOW FOOD TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM OF BOREDOM OR RESTLESSNESS. FOOD BECOMES A SOLUTION WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO. A LONG WEEKEND AND NO PLANS YOU MIGHT EAT TO FI... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:24:12 EST DAY 49-51 100 DAYS LINDA SPANGLE WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218344 DAY 49 JUST DO SOMETHING. <BR> <BR> YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND YOUR GOALS ARE CLEAR. <BR> <BR> EVERY DAY YOU SAY TO YOURSELF THAT YOU ARE READY TO START ON YOUR EXERCISE PLAN. <em>413</em> . BUT THESE ACTIONS FALL TO THE GROUND FOR DAYS OR WEEKS AND YOU DO NOT EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> THE RUT YOU ARE IN MAKES YOU FEEL AS IF YOU NEVER WILL GET GOING AGAIN. <BR> <BR> ONE STEP LIGHTS A FIRE! <em>206</em> . TELL YOURSELF "JUST DO SOMETHING" THEN YOU START. DOING SOMETHING MOVES YOU... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:54:36 EST DAY 47 KICK THE CAN'T 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215786 THS NASTY WORD WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU FROM BEING SUCCESSFUL.. <BR> <BR> WHEN YOU SAY THIS WORD YOU COME UP WITH SOME KIND OF EXCUSE THAT JUSTFIES WHY YOU THINK THIS IS TRUE. <BR> <BR> NOT ENOUGH TIME TO EXERCISE, LACK OF WILL POWER, OR THINGS GET IN YOUR WAY. <BR> <BR> FIND A WAY!!!!! <BR> <BR> WHEN YOU TELL SOMEONE YOU CAN'T DO SOMETHING YOU CEMENT IT AS TRUE. I CAN'T IS LIKE TRYING TO RUN WITH A ROCK AROUND YOUR ANKLE. I CAN'T KEEPS YOU FROM MAKING PROGRESS. <BR> <BR> TODAY KNOCKOUT T... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:10:26 EST BL CHALLENGE 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210656 BLC CHALLENGE GOALS AND STATS. <BR> Sunday, January 16, 2013 <BR> <BR> MY GOALS: CHALLENGE WILL INCLUDE BODY, MIND AND TEMPLE. AND TO COME A STREAKIER. <BR> <BR> BODY - VEGGIES 4-5 DAILY, FRUITS 2-3 DONE. <BR> DAILY 5-8 GLASSES OF WATER. I DO NOT ADD CRYSTAL LIGHT TO MY WATER ANYMORE AND INCLUDE HERBAL AND GREENS TEAS TO HELP OUT. <BR> EXERCISE AT LEAST 5 DAYS A WEEK. DONE! <BR> INCORP SOME STRENGTHENING TWICE A WK. WORKING ON THIS. <BR> <BR> MIND- PROPER REST AND SLEEP HAVE TO IN B... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:14:51 EST Steroid Side Effects: How to Reduce Corticosteroid Side Effects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203725 <BR> Steroid Side Effects: How to Reduce Corticosteroid Side Effects <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> How to Reduce Drug Side Effects <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery <BR> Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Corticosteroids, often called just steroids, are anti-inflammatory drugs. Most are synthetic forms of cortisone, a ho... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 14:23:29 EST DAY 43 CHOOSE TO, NOT HAVE TO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198943 OVER WHELMED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO??? I SEE YOUR HANDS!! <BR> <BR> THE WORDS HAVE "TO DO" ARE USED A LOT. IN REALITY WE DON'T LIKE TO BE TOLD YOU HAVE TO DO THINGS <em>100</em> <em>198</em> . <BR> <BR> BUT THE PHRASES YOU HAVE TO CAN MAKE YOU REBEL AND DO THE OPPOSITE. <em>228</em> <em>227</em> . SIDE NOTE: HERE I CALL IT THE NEGATIVES. YOU CAN CALL IT WHAT YOU LIKE. <BR> <BR> CHANGE YOUR WORDS. TRUTH IS YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ANYTHING. YOU GO TO WORK, CLEAN HOUSE BECAUSE... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 14:30:18 EST 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197763 DAY 41 -----------------MOTIVATION IS A CHOICE <BR> <BR> MOTIVATION IS A CHOICE. YOU CAN NOT SEEM TO GET MOTIVATED. <BR> <BR> MOTIVATION AFFECTS EVERYTHING. MOTIVATION BECOMES YOUR PUSH TO GET THINGS DONE. <BR> <BR> WHEN MOTIVATION IS STRONG YOU DON'T GIVE IT MUCH THOUGHT. WHEN IT IS GONE THAT CAN SPELL TROUBLE AND YOU MAY NOT KNOW HOW TO GET IT BACK. SO YOU NEED A WAY TO JUMP START YOUR ACTIONS AS WELL AS KEEP YOURSELF MOVING. ONCE YOU GET STARTED. WHERES THE JUMPER CABLES?? <BR> <B... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 21:37:17 EST BLC CHALLENGE GOALS AND STATS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194048 MY GOALS: CHALLENGE WILL INCLUDE BODY, MIND AND TEMPLE. AND TO COME A STREAKIER. <BR> <BR> BODY - VEGGIES 4-5 DAILY, FRUITS 2-3 DAILY 5-8 GLASSES OF WATER. SORRY BUT I DO STRUGGLE WITH DRINKING PLAIN WATER AND HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO ADD SOME CRYSTAL LIGHT AND INCLUDE HERBAL AND GREENS TEAS TO HELP OUT. <BR> EXERCISE AT LEAST 5 DAYS A WEEK. INCORP SOME STRENGTHENING TWICE A WK. <BR> <BR> MIND- PROPER REST AND SLEEP HAVE TO IN BED BEFORE 12:00 THIS INCLUDES NEEDED TEA BREAKS AND TIME FOR R... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 23:07:54 EST RECIPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191887 BANANA SHAKE WITH CHIA SEEDS <BR> <BR> 1/4 BANANA <BR> 1 CUP SKIM MILK <BR> 2 TSP SPOONS OF CHIA SEEDS <BR> 1 TBSP OF SMART BALANCE RICH ROASTED PEANUT BUTTER <BR> 1 TSP OF CINNAMON <BR> <BR> CALS 200 <BR> FAT 10.4 <BR> CARBS 21.8 <BR> PROT 9.8 <BR> <BR> For me it was needed for a quick snack in between now and dinner. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 16:49:42 EST SKIPPED A FEW CHAPTERS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 38-40 DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165541 DAY 38 FOOD AS POWER <BR> <BR> <BR> MAYBE THE HABIT OF EATING WHEN YOU ARE INSECURE IS A ISSUE? MAYBE SOMETHING ELSE.... <BR> <BR> SOME FOLKS EAT TO PUMP THEIR COURAGE UP BEFORE A MEETING OR STRESSED AND OR ANXIOUS. <BR> <BR> IT MAY SEEM EASY TO LET FOOD FOR FILL A EMOTIONAL NEED?? TO FILL THE HOLES IN YOUR LIFE SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT. <BR> <BR> IT IS BEST TO LEARN TO GAUGE YOURSELF WHEN YOU ARE TEMPTED TO EAT TO FEEL STRONG AND TACKLE THE REAL ISSUE AND TRY AND FIGURE OU... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:19:53 EST