GOLFGMA's SparkPeople Blog GOLFGMA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Good Habits <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Continue to eat healthy and exercise and it WILL become a habit. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:23:28 EST That's Life! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Needed this to start my day! <BR> <BR> Making a choice to get my exercise early! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:46:16 EST Fun Visit A mini-vacation near Christmas each year has been one of my favorite traditions for several years now. One of my dear friends moved from South Carolina to Dandridge, Tennessee in the 1990's. We have developed this schedule of visiting each other two times per year. We hit each season. <BR> <BR> I am lucky to have the Winter season. Why? My friend and I have birthdays in December and we have Christmas to celebrate. My daughter and I visit Kathy (friend) the first weekend in December a... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 11:32:47 EST Attitude <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Putting these two together can make up unstoppable! Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:32:00 EST Keep Sparking <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let nothing keep us from reaching our goals! <BR> <BR> WE GOT THIS! Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:50:01 EST Tip For Golf <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This tip is for ladies interested in improving the game. The drill is the best one I have seen lately. It definitely works placing the head behind the ball makes the difference. <BR> <BR> Hope I can continue to remember. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:40:38 EST Stay <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sometimes we get discouraged because we aren't losing according to the time we wanted . Being patient isn't always easy but we must remember being patient and never giving up does have it's reward. Maybe it didn't happen in 6 months.That's OK it can still happen with patience and staying with it. The journey doesn't end until the goal is reached. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> ... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:57:46 EST People <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It doesn't cost a dime to encourage others here on Spark People. You never know when a kind word might be just enough to keep someone from dropping out of a team or just deciding it isn't worth the effort anymore. I don't mind listening (or reading) to someone complain occasionally , however when the same person does this continuously and kind words don't seem to alter their mood I have to... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:36:49 EST Thanksiving <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think Ralph Waldo Emerson knew how to be thankful. <BR> <BR> Love the thoughtfulness of this poem. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:35:45 EST Five Five tips for the Holidays: <BR> <BR> 1.Don't try to lose weight just try to maintain. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2. Plan time for exercise. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 3.Don't skip meals. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 4. Survey a buffet when at a party ... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:19:15 EST Grateful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> With Thanksgiving approaching it seems like a good time to review our year and be appreciative for all the ways we are blessed. <BR> <BR> I am grateful to God for all his blessings , most of all I am thankful for Jesus. <BR> <BR> Have a day of meditation and be thankful every day not just Thanksgiving! Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:44:53 EST ACTION <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Any kind of exercise that keeps us moving is good for our health. Never let more than a day go by without doing 30 minutes or more of active exercise where you get the body's heart rate up to aerobic level. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:27:33 EST SUCCESS <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Exactly what I want to happen and I am "Teddy Bear" ready! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:18:51 EST Consistent With Purpose <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think #4 is talking about us here on Spark People. I love reading the encouraging comments Spark friends take time to add to my blogs. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Get to goal and keep the weight where it should be is my purpose and with persistence I plan to make it happen. Getting closer thanks to your... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:39:21 EST I want To Be A Carrier <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now, that's the attitude I want. Stay healthy Spark friends! Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:53:22 EST The Best Way I believe we have to have confidence in ourselves to achieve success with our journey on Spark People. If we want it we have to believe we can do it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> A good way to start the day (unless you don't like coffee). <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Our attitude should say "I got this." Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:09:03 EST Waste Time <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am guilty of wasting time. Spark Coach asked that we think about the ways we waste time and suggest ways to solve the problem. <BR> <BR> It is easy to go on Facebook and think you're only going to be there a minute or two, then 30 minutes later wonder how did that happen. The better thing to do would be to set a timer check on your friends and get off Facebook. <BR> <BR> My other thing... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 23:02:03 EST Positive Mind <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We just need body and mind working together all the time! Wed, 8 Nov 2017 21:54:25 EST Great Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Simple! I can do it! You can too! Tue, 7 Nov 2017 13:15:49 EST Sleeping <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Plus we had an extra hour last night so if you used it wisely why not run today! Sun, 5 Nov 2017 14:21:02 EST What Will It Be? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sometimes when things don't seem so good we fret and worry. Those are the times we need a change of perspective and realize we need to be looking at the future more than looking back to what was. Have faith because God cares for all. 1 Peter 5:7 Sat, 4 Nov 2017 13:09:35 EST Inspire <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wouldn't it be great to know you inspired someone to be a better person? Thu, 2 Nov 2017 22:37:55 EST Surprised! Who knew this fact? Fact or fiction? Vote yes or no. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:23:36 EST Plan Backfired <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My nutrition plan for this year was to stay between 1200 and 1500 calories per day. All had been going well and I was steadily loosing. <em>248</em> At day's end I was always under the calories Spark People recommended. <BR> <BR> Then I read a blog or two about not getting enough calories and they had success after adding more calories. Humm....thought maybe I should try it. Started go... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:43:50 EST NO FEAR <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Our human nature will push us to fear, but, God would remind us we are his believers and his strength is there for us. We are stronger than we think we are. God is powerful (more than we can comprehend) and he will keep us strong. We can overcome set backs and be in control of <BR> of poor choices in nutrition and finding time for physical activities. I am a believer! Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:10:08 EST It's Magic <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Self Control is the magic to make good decisions especially when it come to the foods we eat . We definitely need to look beyond what tastes good now to what it will do to our bodies when we consume high calorie foods in excess. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:12:03 EST Non Scale Ways Home work for tonight from Coach is to describe how I know from non scale ways that my body is healthier from following Spark People. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have more weight to lose before I am sati... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:06:51 EST You Are What You Eat <img src=""> <BR> I have heard this said many times and I'm thinking it is a true statement! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> After eating healthy for months then trying to eat some fatty food this is also a true statement. I really don't like the fried food taste any more. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:38:46 EST About My Body <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I realize that only when I show respect to my body should I expect to feel good with energy and strength to master personal tasks and reach fitness goals! <BR> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:19:25 EST New Goal <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I read an article written by Molly Galbraith, fitness trainer, titled "5 Non Scale Goals For Big Results". The article had several suggestions, but, the one that inspired me most was setting new goals to have something to work toward that you really wanted and this would take the place of just wanting to lose weight. Instead of putting all the emphasis on losing pounds let it be about bei... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:33:12 EST It's A Good Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Celebrating having a day for doing what pleases me. Even though my day was filled with chores and I stayed home I felt so blessed. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:45:10 EST Think <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Trying to concentrate on what foods my body needs for fuel. According to our nutrition coach eating more of the foods with more water content will help us to be satisfied longer for less calories and adding some protein and the right amount of other food to stay within our range is the way to be healthier. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:52:30 EST Healthy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It sounds like an easy way to be healthy. The hard part is still getting the mind to go along with the body or, is it the body that won't listen? <BR> <BR> It means we have to be assertive and make it happen! Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:20:27 EST Believe And Committ <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Keeping an open mind to change is half the battle of losing weight. We have to believe we can lose weight and be healthier. Then we have to commit to doing those things to get us there. <BR> <BR> We may need to make changes to our exercise routine as much as we change our eating habits. ... Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:26:50 EST Timely Tips <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> These are things we need to consider every day while we strive to be healthy! Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:39:29 EST Just A Little Addition I found myself in the mood for Fall weather and all the season has to offer. I decided I wanted my house to look like Fall. Grabbed a wreath for the front door. Positioned a scarecrow by the back door with a welcome message. <BR> <BR> Decided to run to Walmart and get Pumpkins and Mums. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:30:48 EST It's About Success <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here I go again realizing small bouts of exercise can make this journey much easier. My exercise came in with a 30 minute video early this morning but, the rest was 10 minutes at the time. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you can work up a sweat you know you have hit the active workout needed to lose weight.... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 20:56:48 EST It's OK! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This shouldn't happen every day but every now and then we can plan our daily nutrition to include a treat. Have two meals low in calories and have a treat to stay within your daily range. We can make sure to drink our water and get some extra exercise in on days we allow a treat. Sat, 7 Oct 2017 20:07:02 EST Autumn <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We are in a beautiful season. Time to enjoy the nice days before "old man winter" knocks on our door. <BR> <BR> Enjoy OCTOBER! Thu, 5 Oct 2017 21:30:03 EST Little Ones <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To some of us a 30 minute work out may seem daunting and we shrug and decide maybe another day, but, what if we give it a 10 minute try? Later in the day maybe we can find 10 more minutes and the time to squeeze in more exercise. This is doable for most any who desire improvement. <BR> <BR> Here are a few 10 minute exercises to consider and there are more on Spark People in the Exercise L... Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:03:33 EST Stay Positive This is about believing in yourself. It is so important to realize that we are all special. We were created in the image of God. We are loved in a very special way. We need to love our bodies in the same fashion. Our bodies deserve our care and respect. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Eat clean, live hea... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 21:13:15 EST New Month <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It is an excellent time to make some new goals! Sun, 1 Oct 2017 21:36:12 EST Little By Little <img src=""> <BR> <BR> On the small challenges team we have learned that 10 minute of exercising several times a day will add up to a good Spark People day. Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:08:57 EST Obstacles Whatever obstacles seems to be holding you back can be overcome with persistence even if it seems impossible. Keep trying even it you're moving slow you WILL make it! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Couldn't resist this visual! Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:43:25 EST Is It Fair? Today, after playing golf for 4 hours I discovered my Fitbit wasn't working. I discovered this around 2"00 in the afternoon. I changed the battery and cleaned the metal post and got it working. <BR> <BR> Since I play golf every Thursday I had an idea for checking to see about what should have been on my Fitbit and will use those figures for my day today. <BR> <BR> I will enter them manually from my last Thursday's totals. <BR> <BR> I feel it is a fair thing to do rather than lose the ste... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:31:17 EST Don't Forget! Just a couple of reminders to remember when trying to lose weight. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> These two can make a huge difference for making a body healthy or not! Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:05:55 EST Never Give UP So many times we are tempted to just quit because we're tired or not reaching our goal because of a plateau. Then we read something here on SP to make us realize how important it is to be healthy, not just for ourselves but for our family. <BR> <BR> My message is to keep pushing. If you do this and try it WILL happen! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:19:59 EST More Reasons Just a few reason for working at having healthy bodies. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do we need anymore... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:47:03 EST Searching For Perfect Health <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't know if we will ever achieve perfect health. I do know that we should try to keep our bodies in the best condition we can always! Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:12:08 EST Today Be Healthy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I will never be skinny but I do want to be as healthy as I can be! Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:33:21 EST