GOODHEALTH4EVER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GOODHEALTH4EVER GOODHEALTH4EVER'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/ WEEK 8 BL FALL CHALLENGE BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533042 I REALLY LIKE PINK SO I THOUGHT I'D SHARE THIS.....ENJOY! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_sDwUFQkt4 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLYQZbW84rQ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 14:45:52 EST OUR GET AWAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445975 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1793959184.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THIS IS WHERE WE SPEND THE WEEKENDS IN THE SUMMER. JUST THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL :=) Tue, 6 Aug 2013 02:48:26 EST I-11-13... PUNS FOR THE EDUCATED MIND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201558 GOT THIS EMAIL TODAY AND THOUGHT I'D PASS IT ON:) <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was <BR> Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Alaskan island, <BR> but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian . <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> She was only a whisky-maker, but he loved her still. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class, because it was a weapon of math di... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:53:36 EST WINTER CHALLENGE GOALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165043 HERE ARE MY GOALS FOR THE BL WIINTER LIME CHALLENGE:) <BR> <BR> MY 5 GOALS <BR> <BR> 1) DO WATER EXERCISES AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK <BR> <BR> 2) EAT AT LEAST 5 FRUITS & VEGGIES DAILY <BR> <BR> 3) PAY ATTENTION TO HOW MY BODY FEELS AND EXERCISE ACCORDINGLY <BR> <BR> 4) GET AT LEAST 7 HOURS OF SLEEP NIGHTLY <BR> <BR> 5] USE PORTION CONTROL EVERY MEAL AND SNACKS Thu, 13 Dec 2012 03:48:05 EST REFLECTION, BL FALL LIME TEAM CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136993 I HAVE BASICALLY STAYED THE SAME WEIGHT OVER THESE 10 WEEKS. MY POOL EXERCISING HAS STOPPED FOR THE TIME BEING. I'M NOT HAPPY WITH THAT. I NEED TO FIND A NEW VENUE FOR MY WATER EXERCISING. <BR> I LOST THE MOMENTUM I HAD FOR EXERCISING WHEN IT BECAME DIFFICULT GETTING TIME AT THE POOL. WE ALL KNOW THAT ONCE YOU SLACK OFF ON YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE, IT BECOMES EASY TO STOP ALL TOGETHER. HOWEVER I AM NOT GIVING UP!!! <BR> I INTEND TO CONTINUE THE GOALS I SET FOR THE B L LIME TEAM SUMMER CHAL... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:59:06 EST WEEK 6 FALL CHALLENGE BL, LIME TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102972 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l50488930.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l833250877.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l883451450.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1183016492.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1993532934.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1394533922.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1700029972.jpg"> <BR> BOTTOM OF THE LARGE... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:11:35 EST SEPTEMBER, AUTUMN...HOW CAN THAT BE??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048033 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l714707881.jpg"> IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES IT SEEMS TOO EARLY FOR SUMMER TO BE GONE AND SCHOOL STARTING? <BR> WELL, I'M DIGGING IN MY "FLIP FLOPS" AND TRYING TO STOP TIME...IT'S GETTING CHILLY HERE. WE WERE JUST GETTING A FEW DAYS OF NICE WEATHER AND NOW IT IS DEFINITELY FEELING LIKE FALL...I AM JUST NOT READY!!! Fri, 7 Sep 2012 04:59:47 EST WK 10 BL SUMMER CHALLENGE, REFLECTIONS 2-22-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027285 THESE WERE MY GOALS FOR THE SUMMER CHALLENGE: <BR> Wednesday, June 20, 2012 <BR> <BR> I'M CHANGING THE FOCUS FROM WEIGHT LOSS TO MAKING OTHER CHANGES IN MY LIFE. <BR> <BR> THE MAIN THING I AM DOING IS WORKING ON MY PHYSICAL HEALTH. I'M ACCOMPLISHING THIS BY DOING PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR MY KNEES AND BACK ISSUES. THIS IS COMING ALONG. I NOW DO MY EXERCISING IN THE POOL SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. I WORK LOTS ON CORE STRENGTH AND MAJOR MUSCLE STRENGTH. <BR> <BR> ***I AM CONTINUING TO USE THE POOL ... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 03:07:18 EST LIME TEAM BL SUMMER CHALLENGE WEEK 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008597 I HAD A HARD TIME WRITING DAILY GRATITUDE'S! I USUALLY FIND MYSELF TO BE A GRATEFUL PERSON, BUT I REALLY HAD TO THINK ABOUT WRITING MY DAILY GRATITUDE'S. I HAVE BEEN FEELING NEGATIVE LATELY. <BR> <BR> MY TEAM MATES POSTED INTERESTING GRATITUDE'S AND IT HELPED ME TO REALIZE SOME OF MY OWN. <BR> <BR> NOW WRITING TWO THINGS I LIKED ABOUT MYSELF DAILY WAS LIKE A TRIP TO THE DENTIST! "IT'S HARD TO SOAR LIKE AN EAGLE WHEN YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY TURKEYS" THIS IS HOW I HAVE BEEN FEELING ABOUT ... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 17:41:58 EST LIME TEAM BL SUMMER CHALLENGE, WEEK 5 CHECK IN...7-16-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973888 ORIGINAL POST: <BR> Wednesday, June 20, 2012 <BR> <BR> I'M CHANGING THE FOCUS FROM WEIGHT LOSS TO MAKING OTHER CHANGES IN MY LIFE. <BR> <BR> THE MAIN THING I AM DOING IS WORKING ON MY PHYSICAL HEALTH. I'M ACCOMPLISHING THIS BY DOING PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR MY KNEES AND BACK ISSUES. THIS IS COMING ALONG. I NOW DO MY EXERCISING IN THE POOL SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. I WORK LOTS ON CORE STRENGTH AND MAJOR MUSCLE STRENGTH. <BR> ~~THIS GOAL IS GOING WELL:) I MISSED A WEEK AT THE POOL WHILE SICK, AND... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 02:21:20 EST SIGN & POST THE "NEVER QUIT PLEDGE"!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952276 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sign and post the NEVER QUIT PLEDGE!!! <BR> <BR> Monday, July 02, 2012 <BR> <BR> I Will NOT Quit! <BR> Sunday July 1,2012 <BR> <BR> Share and spread the Spark! <BR> <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 ... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:44:19 EST BL LIME TEAM GOALS FOR SUMMER 2012 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934193 I'M CHANGING THE FOCUS FROM WEIGHT LOSS TO MAKING OTHER CHANGES IN MY LIFE. <BR> <BR> THE MAIN THING I AM DOING IS WORKING ON MY PHYSICAL HEALTH. I'M ACCOMPLISHING THIS BY DOING PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR MY KNEES AND BACK ISSUES. THIS IS COMING ALONG. I NOW DO MY EXERCISING IN THE POOL SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. I WORK LOTS ON CORE STRENGTH AND MAJOR MUSCLE STRENGTH. <BR> <BR> I AM ALSO FINDING WAYS TO DEAL WITH MY CHRONIC PAIN. CURRENTLY I'M TRYING NEW MEDICATIONS AND A TENS UNIT. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:56:09 EST REFLECTIONS...BL SPRING CHALLENGE...LIME TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894988 I HAVE BEEN PUTTING OFF THIS BLOG ALL WEEK AND TODAY IS D DAY. I'VE PROCESSED THE LAST 10 WEEKS MANY TIMES, LOOKING FOR WHAT I LEARNED... <BR> <BR> I LEARNED THAT IF I TREAT MY BODY RIGHT...GOOD FOOD, 7 HRS SLEEP DAILY AND SOME EXERCISE IN THERE AND I WILL LOSE WEIGHT. <BR> <BR> I LEARNED THAT I DO NOT DO THIS AT THE RATE THAT WILL MAKE ANY PERMANENT CHANGE THUS THE YO YO THING I HAVE HAD GOING FOR YEARS. <BR> <BR> I LEARNED THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN MY GOAL WEIGHT ONCE I GET THE... Wed, 23 May 2012 17:37:31 EST GRATITUDE BIOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4830893 TODAY IT IS THREE MONTHS SINCE MY DAUGHTER'S ACCIDENT AND MUCH PAIN AND STRESS FOR ALL OF US. I AM THANKFUL SHE IS SAFE AND HEALTHY AS ARE THE REST OF US. <BR> <BR> I FEEL LIKE I CAN NOW BREATH YET I FEAR SOMETHING ELSE WILL HAPPEN AND I AM HAVING A HARD TIME NOT RUNNING ON ADRENALIN. IT'S A STRANGE FEELING AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. HOPEFULLY IT WILL PASS SOON. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:11:11 EST BLOG 3 WEEK 2 BL SPRING CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809360 HI THERE, <BR> <BR> DIDN'T THINK I'D MAKE THREE POSTS, BUT AFTER THE SUPPORT I GOT FORM THE LAST ONE, I FOUND INSPIRATION TODAY AND WENT WITH IT INSTEAD OF CHICKENING OUT! <BR> <BR> SO HERE GOES, I AM A HOARDER. MY STUFF IS OUT OF CONTROL AND EFFECTS EVERY PART OF MY LIFE. MOST DAYS I DON'T "SEE" THE CLUTTER, BUT MORE AND MORE IT LETS ME KNOW IT HAS A LIFE OF ITS OWN. <BR> <BR> I RECEIVED A SPARK MAIL FROM ANOTHER GROUP I BELONG TO WITH THIS LINK I WILL INCLUDE. I HOPE IT GIVES SOME IN... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:49:37 EST BLOG 2 FOR WEEK 2 BL SPRING CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807782 OUR LIME TEAM CHALLENGE FOR WEEK TWO WAS TO BLOG THREE TIMES THIS WEEK. BLOGGING DOES NOT COME EASY FOR ME AND I WOULDN'T DO IT ON MY OWN. IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME TO PUT MY STUFF OUT THERE FOR ALL OF SPARKDOM TO SEE. <BR> <BR> DON'T KNOW WHY I HAVE SUCH AN ISSUE WITH THE WRITTEN WORD, BUT I DO. MAYBE IN TIME I WILL OVERCOME MY RELUCTANCE. <BR> <BR> I MUST SAY THAT I RESPECT AND APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU THAT DO BLOG AND SHARE YOUR LIFE STORIES. THEY GIVE ME STRENGTH AND SUPPORT:) <BR> ... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:04:44 EST BLOG 1...THOUGHTS ON A MONDAY MORNING... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806646 WHILE I WAS MAKING A FIRE THIS MORNING I WAS FEELING ANGRY AND MISERABLE BECAUSE MY BODY HURT. THAT SNOWBALLED INTO FEELING PUT UPON FOR THE TRIALS IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW...THEN A THOUGHT CAME TO ME <em>189</em> INSTEAD OF WHINING ABOUT WHAT I CAN'T DO, BEING GRATEFUL FOR ALL THAT I CAN DO MAKES MORE SENSE. SO, I HAD A TALK WITH GOD AND THANKED HIM FOR LETTING ME SEE THE LIGHT! <em>67</em> I FEEL LIFTED TODAY! <em>9</em> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 02:38:59 EST WEEK ONE, BL LIME TEAM SPRING CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4798514 I CHOSE TO WORK ON GETTING 7 HRS OF SLEEP, EATING 5 FREGGIES AND DOING PRAYER/MEDITATION DAILY. <BR> <BR> WOW, DON'T EXACTLY KNOW HOW I FELL OFF THE WAGON TOWARDS THE END OF THE CHALLENGE. THE ONLY THING I CAN ATTRIBUTE IT TO WAS STRESS. NOW THAT MY DD IS MORE SETTLED, I AM DEALING WITH MY GD DAILY AND MY LIFE IS NOT MY OWN. I AM FORGETTING THINGS AND FEELING TIRED AND CRANKY. I GET NO HELP FROM ANYONE SO IT'S ALL UP TO ME. I JUST DON'T HAVE THE ENERGY IT TAKES TO DO WHAT I HAVE TO DO.... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:03:23 EST LIME TEAM WINTER BIGGEST LOOSER CHALLENGE, WEEK TEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4748113 I DID NOT DO ONE THING I INTENDED TO DO THESE PAST 10 WEEKS DUE TO A FAMILY CRISIS. IT HAS TESTED ME IN MANY WAYS AND I AM COMING TO TERMS WITH WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT DO. I PRAY THAT BY THE TIME THE CRISIS IS OVER, ALL FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE ON IN LIGHT AND LOVE. I THEN INTEND TO WORK ON MY ORIGINAL GOALS FOR WINTER CHALLENGE, WHICH WAS TO DEVELOP AN EXERCISE REGIMEN THAT WORKS FOR ME. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:59:00 EST WINTER CHALLENGE WEEK 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658666 WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE MY HEALTH IN 2012? <BR> <BR> I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS FOR THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS. ONE THING KEEPS NAGGING AT ME AND I KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO. I HAVE TO CLEAN UP/OUT MY THINGS. I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO EXERCISE EFFICIENTLY. MY KITCHEN IS CLUTTERED AND I HATE TO BE IN THERE AND GET FRUSTRATED, THEN ANGRY AT MYSELF, MAKING FOR UNHEALTHY MEAL TIMES. I REMEMBER A QUOTE THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE FOR ME RIGHT NOW..."WHEN THE PAIN OF REMAINING THE SAME IS GREATER THAN T... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 02:47:21 EST WINTER CHALLENGE 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4634317 LIME TEAM WEEK I BIGGEST LOSER WINTER CHALLENGE: <BR> <BR> LETTER TO FUTURE SELF AT THE END OF THE TEN WEEKS. <BR> <BR> WELL RETT, YOU KNOW YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THE SAME AS FALL CHALLENGE. YOU WANT TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF FOR YOURSELF. IF YOU DO NOTHING ELSE THIS CHALLENGE, I WANT YOU TO HAVE AN EXERCISE PLAN THAT FITS FOR YOU. ONE THAT STRETCHES, TONES AND STRENGTHENS YOUR BODY:) I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE HOW YOU FEEL IN YOUR SKIN!!! REMEMBER THIS AS THE CHALLENGE GETS ... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:40:28 EST FALL CHALLENGE, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4590632 THIS CHALLENGE MAKES IT MY FIRST YEAR AS A LIME! I LOVE THIS TEAM! <BR> WE HAVE SHARED OUR TRIALS AND TRIMUMPHS WITH LOVE AND HUMOR. <BR> I THANK YOU ALL <em>9</em> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:32:00 EST RECIPIES....BL CHALLENGE WEEK 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4563780 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l766903961.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l916120837.jpg"> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 18:53:11 EST TO ALL THAT CARE FOR OUR LAND AND FEED US...MANY THANKS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4561879 I RECEIVED THIS TODAY AND WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE. I WAS BORN AND RAISED ON A DAIRY FARM, SO IT TOUCHED ME. IT'S NARRATED BY THE LATE PAUL HARVEY. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/embed/QuzhwkaNC40<BR>?rel=0 <BR> <BR> HERE ANOTHER I JUST FOUND...REMINDS ME OF MY DAD...IT'S BEEN 26 YEARS SINCE HE WALKED HIS FIELDS... <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/embed/QuzhwkaNC40 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:54:38 EST FALL CHALLENGE BLOG WEEK 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543674 CHALLENGE ASSESSMENT THUS FAR: <BR> <BR> I HAVE REALIZED IT'S OKAY TO BE WHERE I AM, EMOTIONALLY. PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY...I AM NOT BREAKING ANY RECORDS FOR MYSELF WITH WEIGHT LOSS, OR ELIMINATING MY EMOTIONAL EATING. RIGHT NOW I AM SEEING THIS AS IF I HAD AN ILLNESS. I WOULD TAKE CARE OF MYSELF, INDULGE A BIT AND KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE AN END. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WILL LOOK LIKE IN A FEW WEEKS, BUT I KNOW I WILL BURN THROUGH, NOT BURN OUT. IT'S A DIFFERENT INSIDE WORK THIS TIME..BUT ... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:27:54 EST PLEASE GO TO FALL CHAT THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4505339 I LEFT A NOTE DATED 9-26-11. I'D LIKE YOU ALL TO READ AND COMMENT ON IF YOU WISH. <BR> THANKS, <BR> RETT Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:35:00 EST 8-17-11, CONTINUED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4437237 THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON MY BLOG, OR I SHOULD SAY MY RANT. THIS IS WHAT PUT ME OVER THE EDGE... <BR> <BR> I READ MY LETTER TO MYSELF FROM THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER CHALLENGE. I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED WITH MYSELF. I DIDN'T DO WHAT I SAID I WOULD. IT WAS TO TACKLE EMOTIONAL EATING. I JUST LOST FOCUS AND COULD NOT FIND MY WAY. <BR> I DON'T BLOG AS YOU KNOW, AND I AM SEEING THAT IT MIGHT BE MY DOWN FALL. I DON'T LIKE TO BLOG THAT I'M FEELING CRAPPY OR OVERWHELMED...FEELS LIKE SELF INDULGE... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:21:29 EST WHAT I LEARNED DURING THE SUMMER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4433949 THE SPRING CHALLENGE ENDED WITH ME DRIVING MY BUS IN THE DITCH...THE SUMMER CHALLENGE SAW ME HEAD STRAIGHT INTO THE LAKE AND LET THE WATERS OF DESPAIR AND SELF LOATHING DRAG ME TO THE BOTTOM...RIGHT NOW I FEEL DEFEATED...MAYBE IT'S MY "ROCK BOTTOM" <BR> <BR> I WILL CONTINUE THIS LATER.... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 01:15:53 EST LETTER TO FUTURE SELF 6-8-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4283845 DEAR RETT, <BR> <BR> I WANT TO TELL YOU HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU FOR ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE MADE A HABIT IN YOUR DAILY LIFE. THINGS LIKE NOT DRINKING DIET/ SUGAR SODA--SINCE 2006, BUT YOU DO DRINK AT LEAST 12 GLASSES OF LIQUIDS DAILY...EAT 5 OR MORE VEGGIES DAILY...KEEP PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED OILS OUT OF YOUR DIET...EAT LEAN MEATS AND PREPARE HEALTHY MEALS... TAKE VITAMINS & OTHER SUPPLEMENTS DAILY. YOU HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON FOOD PREP AND KNOW HOW TO SKINNY UP RECIPES. <em>244</em... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 18:37:55 EST REFLECTIONS ON THE SPRINGING INTO ACTION CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4242514 I POSTED THIS ON THE WEEK 1O LIME TEAM THREAD, THEN MOVED IT HERE. <BR> <BR> <BR> MY REFLECTIONS ON THE SPRING CHALLENGE 2011: <BR> <BR> I AM STILL PROCESSING HOW IT IS I DROVE MY WAGON INTO THE DITCH THIS WEEK...I WAS AT 200! FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS. I HAD A GOAL TO LOSE TWO MORE AND BE IN ONDERLAND....WHAT HAPPENED..... <BR> <BR> I THINK IT'S TWO THINGS....ONE, I GOT SCARED! SCARED THAT I WAS IN CHARGE OF MY DESTINY....I WAS ON A GREAT HIGH AND FELT CONFIDENT AND JUST GOOD ABOUT MYSE... Thu, 19 May 2011 03:36:48 EST PROM MUSINGS.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4205473 SINCE THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF MAY, AND MANY OF YOU ALL ARE TALKING ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN GOING TO PROM AND DANCES, MY MIND BROUGHT ME TO THOUGHTS OF MY SENIOR PROM:) <BR> <BR> HERE'S A PIC OF ME AND THE GUY I WAS SO "IN LOVE" WITH AND ONLY SEVENTEEN:) OH SO LONG AGO... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l217730303.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS WAS MY JUNIOR PROM. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l104222387.jpg"> <BR> CHECK OUT THAT HAIR!!! <... Mon, 2 May 2011 18:17:52 EST WEEK 4 EXERCISE: LIME TEAM'S SPRINGING INTO ACTION BL CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4145004 WE WERE TO WRITE ON HOW SHAME HAS AFFECTED OUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY....FOR ME I DON'T FEEL SHAME. I FEEL ANGER. <BR> <BR> THE ANGER SOMETIMES COMES FROM HOW I LET OTHERS TREAT ME, OR FROM MY FEARS AND INSECURITIES. I THEN TURN THIS ANGER IN ON MYSELF. I'VE PUNISHED MYSELF FOR NOT DOING WHAT I NEED TO DO FOR ME. <BR> I'VE ALWAYS REMEMBERED THE QUOTE " TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE" I THINK BEN FRANKLIN SAID THIS? WHEN I'M NOT LIVING MY LIFE TRUE TO MYSELF, I FEEL ANGER AND GUILT. I DO EMOTIO... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 19:10:34 EST SHARING THIS THOUGHT FOR TODAY... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4124492 March 27 <BR> <BR> I go far away or near but God never goes far off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door. <BR> - Meister Eckhart <BR> <BR> <BR> It is so easy to repeat the mantram - Jesus, Jesus, or Rama, Rama, or whichever one we have chosen - that at first most of us cannot believe that it is charged with great power. Only after we use it for a while do we begin to see that repeating the mantram is not just a mechanic... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:11:31 EST SPRING FEVER PRE- CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4040354 FOR MONDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2011 <BR> <BR> <BR> THE CHALLENGE IS TO READ A MOTIVATIONAL ARTICLE AND SHARE IT WITH THE TEAM. <BR> MY ARTICLE IS "A BLUEPRINT FOR GOAL ACHIEVEMENT," STRATEGIES TO REACH ANY GOAL. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=398 </link> <BR> <BR> I CHOSE THIS ARTICLE AS MAKING AND COMPLETING GOALS IS DIFFICULT FOR ME. IN THIS ARTICLE THE STEPS ARE BROKEN DOWN, STARTING WITH YOUR VISION, THE STEPS BUILDS ON THE PREVIOUS STE... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 03:42:08 EST