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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:32:46 EST FitBit One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526911 Getting My Fitbit charged up and going to start using it! I think it will help me be more "aware" of what I'm doing to get more movement into my day. If you use a fitbit, let's be friends on that site too :-) let's walk it off! <BR> <BR> <BR> www.fitbit.com/user/24HZGM Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:35:54 EST Time to turn this bus around... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526664 Ok, enough is enough. I'm fatter than ever and I can't keep doing this to myself. Today is THE New Day... new choices. What matters? What do I want? It won't happen overnight. I won't be perfect. BUT... I will start making small changes and moving in the right direction (DOWN on the Scale and Improved Health). When lose 20 lbs, I will just then be at the weight I was at for years and very unhappy with... after I lose 35 lbs, I will be at a weight that I think I'll want to maintain... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:17:12 EST Take the Wheel & Drive (GoPintos has Got it!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216236 I read this blog and it's just so Good that I had to copy and post to hopefully SHARE this wonderful post. Sit back and SOAK THIS IN.... And Let's Do it! <BR> <BR> **************************** <BR> from user GoPintos <BR> Friday, January 11, 2013 <BR> I write this because I really truly care about your journeys. <BR> <BR> Ok listen guys. You have really got to want this and commit to it. It's not about not having time enough in the day to work out. If you are doing dishes at the sink, d... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 22:31:34 EST Fluctuations in Body Weight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215905 Small Fluctuations in body weight are normal and expected. Many times we get frustrated because of these fluctuations. "The idea of maintaining a lean body isn’t to be perfect every single day of the year and have your ideal bodyfat % every single day. It’s really about having smaller swings in weight and bodyfat. Instead of going up and down 30-40lbs (or more) the idea is to pull that range down to maybe 5-10lbs (depending on how tall you are). You stay within a range of succes... <BR> Your ... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:06:49 EST Challenges... 2 dinners out in 2 nights... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214312 YAY....Even after going out to dinner last night, drinking 2 glasses of vino and having a couple small special"biscuits" (bread)... The scale was the SAME! I ordered grilled grouper and veggies and ate lean through the day.. also walked brisk for about an hour! YAY! So glad scale didn't move up! Now.. to get through eating at a Mexican Restaurant with friends tonight...ugh! This will be MORE challenging. Am trying to think ahead on what I can eat at a mexican restaurant. Taco salad maybe.... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:58:51 EST Where does time go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213025 Does anyone else have a day that disappears before you realize it? I'm sure my time online doesn't help! How is everyone doing with their food choices and trying to get some exercise in? The SUN is finally shining here although it is cold. After I write this blog, I will bundle up and take my sweet self and my boy Max (a furry friend... my belove Sheltie) for a much needed walk. We BOTH struggle with our weight and most of that for him is lack of enough exercise. I know he'll love i... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:52:48 EST Worth watching for 10 minutes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210793 You are a product of your past, but not a prisoner of your past. (Rick Warren) <BR> <BR> It's about Choices .... What will you choose for today? Let's get out of this cycle and start putting our energy into what other important things we should be doing with our lives! <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/ZPW3EB5U0bo </link> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:52:30 EST the time is NOW.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209126 "There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now." Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:57:12 EST It's a new day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4953725 If you read over my blog entries you will see that I really struggle to get on track and stay on track. I will never give up because who knows how big I would be if I did. Every little bit helps! <BR> <BR> Today I will make good choices. Today I will not cheat even a little. <BR> <BR> My goal is lofty....a loss of 2 lbs a week for 10 weeks....for overall loss of 20 lbs by my birthday. I also have my parents visiting so if I stay on trak, I will be down 15 by the date they arrive. Th... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:43:47 EST Support Your Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917441 Support Your Goal. <BR> <BR> To Support our primary goal (optimal health), we do things we wouldn’t otherwise do, like exercising or eating right. We may not always like doing these things, but we like where they get us! drwayneandersen.com <BR> <BR> ****** Now I wish I was doing this better in my own life but it is true and I need to focus on it so I'm sharing it with you :-) <BR> <BR> Today is my 5 year wedding Anniversary. I was not happy with my weight when I got married and I a... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 09:21:53 EST I Survived Olive Garden... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873103 Ok, so today is Day 6 of some serious dieting for me. I've got my eye on my step sons graduation the end of this month and my husbands birthday. I won't be at goal but I can be much better. <BR> <BR> We took my mother in law out for an early mothers day dinner and I hoped we were not doing Olive Garden but that was the choice. I had some help from a friend that looked at the menu and came up with a plan ahead of time of what I'd eat. I was full when I left and feel great knowing I'm... Tue, 8 May 2012 22:31:39 EST Chemical Cuisine - - Food Additives http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869045 I found this link on a new spark friend (BlissfulBalance) and it definitely reminds me... EAT CLEAN, EAT as close to the way it comes out of the NATURE...the ground... as possible. <BR> <BR> Educate yourself on these additives and slowly start moving away from them and closer to HEALTH, LIFE & VITALITY! <BR> <BR> <link>www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.<BR>htm </link> Sun, 6 May 2012 15:03:52 EST Day ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864546 If you read my older blogs you will see I am not very successful... BUT I will not give up! <BR> <BR> Today.... DAY ONE... I will do this! I won't be where I wanted at the end of May but I can be better than I am today. I will work at this and win! <BR> <BR> I can do this! Thu, 3 May 2012 10:59:28 EST Mini Goal by end of May - What is up with your plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842491 Here I am again. I like to torture myself by doing great, getting good weight loss results and then slacking off and gaining and feeling yucky and then finally getting back on track. Ummmm, WHEN will I stop this cycle? I'd like it to be NOW... TODAY! <BR> <BR> I'm Starting BACK Today (please don't check my blog and see how many times this has happened... LOL!) <BR> <BR> I WILL Eat ON PLAN to lose weight and get Healthy. <BR> <BR> I WILL Lose because I follow my plan. How ma... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:45:03 EST Scale motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810441 Ok, so I seem to start and restart continuously but I'm NEVER Giving up! <BR> <BR> I started eating really good Mon, Tues & Wed and even though I ate at a mexican restaurant last night, cheated a little, the scale was down. Down more than I expected... Down enough that it gave me a kick in the bootay to KEEP at this! <BR> <BR> Eat what I know I should eat. Drink my Water. MOVE when I can. Cut out the junk. FUEL my body with healthy foods. FOCUS on the HEALTH I want, the Energy I ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:23:32 EST I'm doing it... What about you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4549330 Ok, so you can look over my past blog and see that I've been "around" Spark People starting and restarting, losing and gaining, etc for a long time. BUT Today is DAY 7 for me and I'm doing Great! <BR> <BR> I wasn't getting there myself. So I finally decided to do an organized program....it is a low calorie, low carb, low fat diet that keeps me eating a small nutritionally packed something every 2-3 hours. It is helping me relearn the great Habits for Health and moving me closer to OPTI... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 14:48:13 EST Day ONE ** Anyone wanna get going again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4377151 So who knows how much time as passed but I do know the weight has gone down and then up, down and then up... and overall it is up. I wish I could say that overall I am down but that would be a lie. I canNOT believe that my weight is just about as high as it's ever been and I'm not getting any younger (is anyone with me?). You know... THEY say that as we age, we gain weight, our muscle mass reduces and our hormones change. Oh joy! To a person that has struggled with my weight my entire l... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:14:42 EST One Day at a time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4006511 <BR> Personally, I know I need to be exercising. I don't work outside the home and I have the TIME. BUT, it's been months since I've done regular exercise....the kind that makes you sore with lots of sweating. I have no idea why I am struggling to get moving. One of my girlfriends says it's because I'm too extreme when I do go. Maybe she is right and I'm avoiding that as long as I can. I'm tired of it though and I'm tired of my excuses. I NEED to get in better shape WHILE I CAN!!!! ... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:51:17 EST Thought Transformations... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3937248 This is an excellent blog that I read today. It really has got me thinking about the power of my words, the power of my thoughts and what I need to do to keep both of those in line and move in the direction of my goals. It also have a fantastic idea = 3 bites <BR> <BR> Check it out... and be encouraged... be Transformed! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3801586 </link> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:57:10 EST RESET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3772400 Ok, so I reset my WEIGHT Ticker and Goals this morning. <BR> <BR> I'm heavier than I've been since I got pregnant and my daughter will be 21 in April! YIKES! <BR> <BR> This weight creeping up is giving me a very "out of control" feeling and that little thought that I will never get it off. I've struggled with my weight my entire life and now I guess my age and hormones really are making it even harder. This is not a fact that I have wanted to accept. I'm realizing that if I thought ... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:05:25 EST Confessions of the lunch that went bad.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3742102 It's a Blustery Rainy day here in Middle TN... I mean... really windy and threats of tornadoes all afternoon. It's really warm outside though so my air conditioner is on even though it's near the end of October. Where did FALL go this year? A few cool days but it doesn't seem like it is already this late in the year. Weird.... <BR> <BR> So, nothing too exciting happening here for me today. I need to do a little letter writing this afternoon. I write to a few female prisoners. It's s... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:59:53 EST End of a day....another Day 1 but it went good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3711691 Ok, so thought I'd blog real quick before I head to bed. I was such a whiner on my morning blog but some sweet spark friends came to my side and encouraged and gave tips and reminded me that I am not alone. You can't imagine how much I needed those words today. <BR> <BR> So, I got my journal ready and planned my food. It sure doesn't take long to eat those calories even when eating healthy. Who knows how many calories I eat when I am bad!? <BR> <BR> I DID IT! I did NOT binge and I... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 23:13:48 EST Seriously....frustrating to want to get losing and be gaining!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3710129 Ok, so this is getting almost ridiculous. I don't even want to post because it seems I'm always thinking I'm finally on track but really, I don't finish that way. I'm sick of this but keep reminding myself that "We do what we WANT to do"...and there is something in me that is really having a block or some emotional struggles going on. I want to lose weight but I am actually gaining weight. Now how do you think THAT makes me feel! I even changed my ticker on my spark page from showing actu... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 11:26:35 EST Things to do INSTEAD of Cheating... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3697019 Things to do INSTEAD of Cheating on your diet... <BR> <BR> Face those emotional eating situations, habitual cravings, and even your urges for food around the time of your cycle by using some of these suggestions of what to do when tempted to cheat on your nutrition plan: <BR> <BR> -Watch movies that you did when you were younger or a child to bring back those warm fuzzy memories. That way when you are watching it, you are thinking of the good ol’ times you had with friends and family a... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 14:51:26 EST Motivation.... (Must READ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3691205 Ok, so this blog written by NOTABOUTTHEFACE is just to awesome not to share and "keep" for my own re-reading... <BR> <BR> It's from her entry on 9-28-10 <BR> check out her blogging and sparkpage... she's lost over 150 lbs! <BR> <BR> ****************************** <BR> <BR> I see a trend going around right now with many people; a lot of “false starts” and the excuse of not having “motivation” to stick with it. I used to make that mistake. There were many times I would be all gung ho and ... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 11:19:30 EST Need some INSPIRATION? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3679211 Today is Day 3 for me. <BR> <BR> I have not been perfect but have seen a few improvements and definitely am becoming more aware of my choices and which ones can and should and will be improved. <BR> <BR> Ok, so you probably peeked in on this for some inspiration... sit back and watch this video for a few minutes... NEVER GIVE UP -- Just DO IT! <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbXgQqbOoU </link> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:41:37 EST Today is DAY 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3674765 Again, here I am... <BR> <BR> Day ONE <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My scale has moved up over the last couple months <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> and I'm done with that <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I'm going to watch what I eat <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Lower my portions and make healthier choices <em>267</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> and MOVE My Body <em>216</em> Today I got some good Cardio in. It felt good to get started again. <BR> <BR> Slow and Steady... <BR> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> I ... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:21:17 EST DR OZ Tip -- Kitchen Closes 3 hours before Bed & a few more VITAMIN Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3674748 I found these on the DR OZ website and thought it valuable information. I am posting here a few guidelines that caught my eye and hope that they will help me start losing some lbs! I finally made it back to the REC Center and had some good cardio today. I also did some arm/chest weights and plan on getting into a routine. I'm also going to log my food on here to become more aware of what I am eating & how much. Hope everyone is doing great and getting some of the fall weather that is F... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:14:34 EST CHANGE is in the Air http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3614324 In "These Parts" (Nashville area to be more specific) we are starting to have some cool temperatures in the late evenings and early mornings. It feels great after a long stretch of temperatures reaching regularly into the high 90's. I remember thinking how refreshing the days were when they first started to cool. I'd check the temperature and find it in the upper 80's and be surprised at how refreshing it felt but then was reminded just how HOT it was. Oh how wonderful to see the season... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 09:56:51 EST Down 5 lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3299726 Ok, so I ate Healthy on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and walked 2 of those nights for an hour... nothing too crazy and the scale moved down 5 lbs!!! <em>244</em> I feel less Bloat on my tummy and that feels GOOD! <BR> <BR> I know some of that was just water retention but I'm still THRILLED! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> So today is Day 4 and I wanna be smart, get another good walk in (next week I start back at the rec center to some classes that really push me). <BR> <BR> Tomorrow... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 09:50:44 EST June 1st - A New Start... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3289886 Ok so I've put the call for support out to a few of you wonderful Sparkers already... but this is a just a quick note to self.... I wish I would not have waited this long to start to work on my Summer Body but better late than never and if I don't start now, where will I be in another few months? I suspect up a few more pounds. Gotta stop that direction! <BR> <BR> Today is the day that I will get back to healthy choices <BR> One Choice at a time! <BR> <BR> I will start exercising aga... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 18:19:38 EST Lost Generation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3090674 This is not about weight loss but it is about making a difference. <BR> <BR> A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite.. <BR> <BR> This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant. Make sure you read as well as listen...forward and backward. <BR> <BR> This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old. The contest was ti... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 10:28:34 EST Making the Effort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3007236 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. Ecclesiastes 9:10 <BR> <BR> This is my chance. I know this. I sometimes fixate on this fact. This is my one chance at life here on earth. You have given me this earthly body, this heart for You, and the plans You conceived for my life before it ever began. I pray that my efforts are worthy in Your sight, Lord. When I strug... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 14:35:33 EST is This so good that I want to wear it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3007198 Ok, so this is too good to not share with my Spark Friends.. <BR> <BR> What is your Building made of? --------> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3004990 </link> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 14:27:27 EST Reservatrol & anti aging (OH YEA!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2992035 I don't know about any of you but I think Suzanne Somers ROCKS in the area of Beauty and Health! if you haven't read any of her books on natural hormone therapy and optimizing the way we look and feel... well.. I personally think they are worth the time. <BR> <BR> Here is an interesting blog of hers that was reposted on the benefits of Resveratrol. If you have not heard of it... learn a little here. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l414111614.jpg"> <BR> <link... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:09:12 EST the next 24 Hours... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2988639 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l331851490.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The greatest thing you have <BR> is the 24 hours in front of you. <BR> The past is gone; the future is distant. <BR> Today you CAN succeed. <BR> Set a goal you can achieve in the next 24 hours." <BR> - Author unknown <BR> <BR> I just read this on fellow spark sistah BUTTERFLYSONGS blog <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=BUTTERFLYSONGS </link> <BR> <BR> Her blogs are great and get me... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:03:09 EST missing a blessing because it's not packaged as we expected? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2985302 Ok, so you if you got here.. you gotta go check out this blog... it was a sweet reminder not to miss what is happening in my day because I get focused on what I view as negative... when really, it may be quite the opposite! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2980726 </link> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:01:44 EST Permissible but is it Helpful? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2974211 Today in my quiet time, I was meditating on this scripture....Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be brought under the control of anything. Foods for the stomach and stomach for the foods, but God will do away with both of them. 1 Corinthians 6:12 <BR> <BR> I have to ask myself...Am I allowing food to control my life? Lack of Self Control, lack of Discipline, Self Indulgence, over indulgence, gluttony... it'... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:07:11 EST Attn BLACKBERRY users http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2967092 This is a pretty handy application to easily track Food, Fitness, Weight and Water... <BR> <BR> check it out... <BR> <BR> <link>software.crackberry.com/product.asp?<BR>id=52305&n=Diet-and-Food-Tracker </link> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to pass it on to any other CRACKBERRY user <em>43</em> Sat, 6 Mar 2010 21:11:58 EST FREE BOOKS --- Like to READ & Review it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2734877 If you like to read and blog and are interested in FREE BOOKS for a 200 word or more review... check out this site... pretty cool.... <BR> <BR> They are books published by a christian publishing company, read more here... <BR> <link> http://bit.ly/8Ce2GP </link> <BR> <BR> Sign up for free here and start receiving free books to read and review... <BR> <link>booksneeze.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Happy READING! Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:52:04 EST Why You Should Sign Up for a Half Marathon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2696941 I've never really thought about trying to do a half marathon but my sister in law mentioned she may walk/jog the Country Music City Marathon in Nashville. Hmmmm? Now I read this blog and think, it would be a great goal, something to work for with positive results. I know I don't have much time to think about it if I want to do it because I would need to start training. Read this blog below and You think about it too! <BR> <BR> ****************** <BR> <BR> Let’s be honest. You at... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:33:25 EST How to make New Years Resolutions Stick... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2696841 I love the week between Christmas and New Year’s. For me, it is always a time when things slow down. I can reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year. I especially enjoy the time with my family and reconnecting with what’s really important. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/6/b861400857.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In my last post, I talked about bringing closure to the previous year. I really think it is important to do this at every significant milestone, especial... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:15:48 EST 7 Questions to Ask About Last Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2696802 I'm a little sore from my 1st day back to working out but will head back to the gym this morning for another Target Zone Class. It's a toning and weight type class. There's a Hip Hop class that follows if my legs and arms can still move. LOL! <BR> <BR> I wanted to post a few blogs that were written by Michael Hyatt and are challenging in many ways (not just about weight loss). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/1/b112996488.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seven Questions to Ask... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:08:47 EST Sometimes Its difficult to stick with a diet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2692859 Ok, I don't know about you but I know the way I have turned to food or used food has not necessarily been pleasing to my God. I have filled the empty places and tried to handle the stress on my own and through food. ugh... <BR> <BR> today I read this devotion... <BR> It speaks to me some as I am reminded that in ALL things I am to glorify God ...including the self control as it relates to food and the discipline as it relates to exercise regularly. I know I am not alone. So.. I dec... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:32:26 EST Seven Years Gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2671337 WOW... Can you Believe another Year has Passed? Time seems to speed up. I'm sure not where I wish I was in a number areas of my life. What about you? <BR> <BR> Where will we be this time NEXT YEAR in relation to our goals and what our life has been throughout the previous year? <BR> <BR> I just read a Blog that was challenging.... a couple things that jumped out at me were these quotes.... <BR> <BR> "You get to make a choice. You can remake that choice every day, infact. It's n... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:48:11 EST countdown to Jan 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2663746 Ok, this is short and sweet... because it's late but it's my 1st of many visits here as I get focused and lose some weight. <BR> <BR> I leave for a cruise Jan 29th. Not much time but enough to make a new habit of eating healthier, and lose some lbs so I do feel better before the trip. I know I can't reach my goal but I can feel better than I do tonight as I sit and type this feeling bloated and chubby. <BR> <BR> Anyone else out there getting re-focused and kicking this new year off ri... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 01:04:49 EST It's NOT about the Food... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2583437 Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I have so much to be thankful for...such a Blessed life here. <BR> <BR> I've lost a couple lbs. I'm trying to stay focused on the cruise I hope to take in February. I know it's not about the food on Thanksgiving and this weekend filled with family and friends. I will try to focus on the people that I love and am so lucky to get to spend time with. I will find ways to serve them and bless them. <BR> <BR> Healthier choices, enjoying myself and the f... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:54:16 EST Looking Beyond.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2576887 I'm going to be LOOKING BEYOND the Holiday Temptations at a goal to lose 15 lbs by mid February when I believe Hubby and I will be taking a CRUISE! It's not booked yet but hopefully will be soon. <BR> <BR> We are talking about this being our Christmas/Valentine Gift to each other <em>212</em> I like the idea! <BR> <BR> So what would make me feel better than being even 10 lbs lighter by Jan 1st? Being 15 lbs lighter by Cruise departure!!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Tell me how you ... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:12:04 EST 4 weeks till THANKSgiving....what can we do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2511150 Ok, so I hope a few of you that were going to join me on my 8 lbs in 8 weeks have been able to press on and find more success than me! <BR> <BR> I am not on track for that goal BUT, maybe I can step it up seriously the last 4 weeks? <BR> <BR> I'll weigh in the morning... and get myself eating right.... cut out the junk and eat the veggies and healthy carbs! Step away from the sugar and processed junk that is so easy to put in my mouth. <BR> <BR> You are not alone... <BR> and neit... 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