GOOSIEMOON's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GOOSIEMOON GOOSIEMOON'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/ Food for thought on how body hate affects our health journeys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750281 <link>www.upworthy.com/most-10-year-olds-a<BR>re-more-afraid-of-getting-fat-than-get<BR>ting-cancer?c=ufb1 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not saying that we should not try to eat healthier and move, but the self-hate has GOT TO STOP. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:56:42 EST OK, I have an eating problem... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748948 I just stabbed my cheek with a fork while trying to eat my kale and Brussels sprout salad. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:35:07 EST Ibuprofen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748606 is my friend today. At least I've found some relief from this constant lower back pain. <BR> <BR> Chuggin' along... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:15:43 EST Foam roller anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747774 I am learning to use my foam roller to alleviate pain. <BR> Does anyone have any resources for using a foam roller? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:37:39 EST Headache go away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747248 Moved my DD back from college apt. today. <BR> Headache all day. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Glad to have a massage chair. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:49:45 EST How to lose quickly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745260 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l675620164.jpg"> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:35:58 EST Build windmills http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744065 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1378993059.jpg"> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:16:34 EST From scratch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742045 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1281133096.jpg"> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:05:20 EST Cake or pony? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741801 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1632694935.jpg"> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:04:15 EST Foam roller... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740820 how did I ever live without you? <BR> <BR> I just spent about 45 minutes working out the kinks and can honestly say that I feel about 10 years younger. No drugs, little money, just some time. <BR> <BR> I'm so happy to have found this self-therapy! <BR> <BR> Anyone else? <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:04:22 EST Again and again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740109 "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." <BR> <BR> ~ Robert Collier <BR> <BR> Keep up the small, positive daily steps, folks. <BR> It will add up over time and you get to feel better in the meantime! Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:28:16 EST True story... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739377 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1083443761.jpg"> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:58:18 EST Time management, Jedi-style http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738484 <link>www.quora.com/Time-Management/How-do<BR>es-one-manage-time-more-effectively </link> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:33:18 EST The powerful space http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737013 "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." <BR> <BR> ~ Viktor E. Frankl Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:10:30 EST So excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736388 We hired a new music director for our church today. <BR> I have a really good feeling about this. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:38:32 EST Do something today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735690 that your future self will thank you for. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:10:15 EST No shoulds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734941 "There's no 'should' or 'should not' when it comes to having feelings. They're part of who we are and their origins are beyond our control. When we can believe that, we may find it easier to make constructive choices about what to do with those feelings." <BR> <BR> From The World According to Mister Rogers Tue, 8 Jul 2014 23:07:55 EST Interesting thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733944 “Living for the satisfaction of only one part of my body (my mouth) [is] unholy.” <BR> <BR> ~ Lisa Morrone, Overcoming Overeating: It's Not What You Eat, It's What's Eating You! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:11:22 EST Inner fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733250 "In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." <BR> <BR> ~ Albert Schweitzer Sun, 6 Jul 2014 17:41:35 EST Worth celebrating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728945 “The year you were born marks only your entry into the world. <BR> Other years where you prove your worth, <BR> they are the ones worth celebrating.” <BR> <BR> ~ Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:48:48 EST It's catching up with me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728676 Sunday night of a wonderfully fun, busy and productive weekend. <BR> Oh my, I am tired. In a good way. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:08:05 EST Dirty folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727706 People are like dirt. <BR> They can either nourish you and <BR> help you grow as a person or <BR> they can stunt your growth and <BR> make you wilt and die. <BR> <BR> ~ Plato <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:42:32 EST A great birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727448 I spent the morning staining a fence with DD, listening to music and laughing. <BR> I went out for a lovely dinner with DH, DD, DS and their SOs. Wonderful and just what I needed. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:48:53 EST Good friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726751 Good friends are like stars. <BR> You don't always see them, <BR> but you know they're always there. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:45:12 EST Shopping is exhausting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725997 DD and I went shopping today for her new job wardrobe. She just graduated college and is starting her new job next week. DD is a size 4-5 and clothes look pretty good on her - she is short (5'1"), but I'm used to hemming things. <BR> <BR> She was tired of shopping after about 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> She's unusual, no? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:32:13 EST Jungle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725149 Whew! The summer has finally arrived and it feels like a jungle outside. Took the wind out of my sails today, but a cool shower has revived me. Ahhh... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:45:19 EST Worth it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724460 Messy, dusty house...DD moved back in after college graduation and is making her room a grown-up space. Worth the mess... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:01:26 EST When you have to say goodbye, think... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723637 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l525593035.jpg"> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:49:17 EST New singing group http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722454 My duet partner and I have added a third voice to our group. I'm thrilled to say that the sound of the trio is richer and more full than the duet. We are having such fun making this thing work, I'm over the moon right now! <em>30</em> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:12:52 EST Work it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721248 "We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." <BR> <BR> ~ Carlos Castaneda Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:34:15 EST Be whole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720849 "It took me a long, long time to realize that we are not meant to be perfect. <BR> We're meant to be whole." <BR> <BR> ~ Jane Fonda Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:14:23 EST Another favorite piece of wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719743 Fall down seven times; get up eight. <BR> <BR> ~ Japanese proverb Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:57:14 EST Patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719009 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l605660488.jpg"> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:12:07 EST Happy Father's Day to my DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718762 I am lucky enough to be married to a wonderful person who also happens to be a great dad to my two adult children. Blessed. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:23:11 EST Which half? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717370 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2028348677.jpg"> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:53:20 EST Yes! I can see it too! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716335 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l209750618.jpg"> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:58:12 EST To ponder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715624 "The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine <BR> or the slowest form of poison!" <BR> <BR> ~ Ann Wigmore Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:54:14 EST Yawn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715353 So tired. Long day of DIY on DS's house. <BR> <BR> Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:41:39 EST Inner peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714423 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1869718796.jpg"> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 18:52:20 EST Be imperfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713725 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1772259857.jpg"> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:51:26 EST Maturity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l608708679.jpg"> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:47:41 EST Having a day - hope you are too http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711643 Such a busy day... worked on details for flipping a house, mowed 2 lawns, made several meals for work days, cleaned up after dog (WAY too much rawhide for a little dog), searched for a capella music, made dinner, picked asparagus and SAT DOWN. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you've all had good, productive or relaxed days, whatever you chose. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:15:49 EST Be a beginner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710650 "You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. <BR> If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you." <BR> <BR> ~ Barbara Sher <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 15:27:51 EST Arise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710105 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l431983184.jpg"> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 22:51:06 EST So disturbing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708803 <link>https://www.upworthy.com/in-the-last<BR>-33-years-70-of-the-71-mass-murderers-<BR>in-the-us-all-had-1-thing-in-common?c=ufb2 </link> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:19:38 EST Great Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708461 I have begun singing in a trio with two friends of mine. Today, we performed a song in church for our minister about her upcoming retirement. We wrote the song this week and rehearsed it just this morning. This is exciting to me because up until last year, I would never have done this (or had the confidence). The congregation loved the song, as did our minister. <BR> <BR> Woo Hoo! Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:17:02 EST Yogi's math http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707169 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339276500.jpg"> Fri, 30 May 2014 23:30:57 EST Love this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705899 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1729406995.jpg"> Thu, 29 May 2014 09:52:10 EST Great Maya Angelou quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705303 "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." <BR> <BR> ~Maya Angelou Wed, 28 May 2014 14:51:04 EST Cuteness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704567 Dog-sitting this week for DD's BF's mini dachshund, Mabel. <BR> She and our terrier mix Warren have worn each other out and are napping side-by-side. <BR> <BR> So cute! Tue, 27 May 2014 17:55:28 EST