HOLISTIC5's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOLISTIC5 HOLISTIC5'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/ WHY I STARTED SPARKPEOPLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246309 I started this journey to feel better, get healthier and lose weight along the way. I have had a rocky course to no fault but my own..I think the best thing I have gotten from this is the friendship from those I am team mates with Tue, 4 Oct 2016 14:37:33 EST BLC 32 SMART GOALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231740 BLC32 SMART GOALS <BR> <BR> Long term goal - get into a healthy BMI range <BR> <BR> Short term goal - Lose 10 pounds <BR> <BR> I will reach my goal by: <BR> <BR> NUTRITION PLAN <BR> - weigh or measure everything <BR> - track every BLT <BR> - eat a minimum of 3 veggies a day <BR> - eat freggies for snacks <BR> - stay in my calorie range 6 days a week <BR> <BR> <BR> My Exercise Plan <BR> -at least 20 minutes of exercise a day (6 days a week) <BR> -ST three days a w... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:21:30 EST Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844186 “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. ” <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:50:02 EST New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842960 “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. ” <BR> <BR> <BR> ¯ Neil Gaiman Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:45:18 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823523 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1491474206.jpg"> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:10:06 EST Push Ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817403 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1427206817.jpg"> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:22:58 EST Be Kind.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759216 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l337920980.jpg"> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:33:16 EST Obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737787 “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Les Brown <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:53:25 EST Character http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728284 “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” <BR> <BR> ¯ J. K. Rowling <BR> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:11:36 EST Food for thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727355 “If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Swami Sivananda <BR> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:56:13 EST Smart vs Wise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726651 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l914564409.jpg"> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:07:40 EST Hum............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721921 “All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Walt Disney Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:24:48 EST Success...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713284 “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” <BR> <BR> ¯ George S. Patton <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 08:16:18 EST Responsibility http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711910 “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Abraham Lincoln Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:19:46 EST 115 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711583 I now have 115 days until I leave on my cruise ... haven't made any progress since my last blog about the trip...so now I have come up with a new plan.... <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise --this is the ghost in my closet... <BR> 2. Stay in range ..... <BR> 3. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies -at least 3 HAVE to be veggies <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <BR> 6. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes <BR> ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 20:38:50 EST Life's lesson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711570 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2114128385.jpg"> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 20:21:30 EST Tee Hee !!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l170405852.jpg"> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 16:17:54 EST Memorial Day : Sacrifice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703273 “America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Allen Boyd <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l434047568.jpg"> Mon, 26 May 2014 06:18:24 EST Responsibility ........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699788 “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Jim Rohn Wed, 21 May 2014 08:20:51 EST 130 days/ 18.5 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699542 This is how long it is until I leave on my first cruise. <BR> The friends we are going with a world wide "cruisers" and walk MANY miles when they are in port. We have four ports during the week and I can imagine they will want to walk at least 4-5 miles in each one. If I am going to keep up with them I have some work to do <em>40</em> <BR> So starting today: <BR> I will walk at least 8000 steps on days I work and 1000 on my days off . <BR> I will track every BLT--today is day 2 of doin... Tue, 20 May 2014 21:30:26 EST Negativity ,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699134 <BR> <BR> “A negative outlook is more of a handicap than any physical injury.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Christopher Paolini Tue, 20 May 2014 10:39:01 EST Attitude...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694500 “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Khalil Gibran Tue, 13 May 2014 22:51:45 EST Confidence ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692027 “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Marie Curie Sat, 10 May 2014 14:47:45 EST Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691189 “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Swami Vivekananda Fri, 9 May 2014 10:03:32 EST Self Respect ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688680 <BR> “Don't be too hard on yourself. There are plenty of people willing to do that for you. Do your best and surrender the rest. Tell yourself, "I am doing the best I can with what I have in this moment. That is all I can ever expect of anyone, including me." Love yourself and be proud of everything you do, even your mistakes, because your mistakes mean you're trying. <BR> <BR> If you feel like others are not treating you with love and respect, check your price tag. Perhaps you subconsci... Tue, 6 May 2014 07:33:36 EST I'm a work of art !!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685834 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l153815645.jpg"> Fri, 2 May 2014 14:06:25 EST Patience...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683030 “Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Saint Francis de Sales Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:54:29 EST Confucius says ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677678 “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Confucius Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:47:34 EST This made me chuckle .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676283 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l136907358.jpg"> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:48:06 EST Beautiful..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674589 <link>www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0E02FMNU </link> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:39:14 EST 7 Cardinal Rules in Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671308 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1048406451.jpg"> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:04:04 EST We could all use this advice I am sure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667999 “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Epictetus Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:17:00 EST So sad..So moving.. Second funeral in Boston in two days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663549 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l933815864.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The casket of Boston firefighter Michael Kennedy is unloaded for the funeral mass for at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury on Thursday,April 3, 2014. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:43:56 EST Ha Ha Ha ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662912 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1214522667.jpg"> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:08:38 EST My thought for the day ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662498 Never say "can't" Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:08:11 EST Climbing our mountains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659380 "Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain." ~Author Unknown <BR> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:44:34 EST Prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657593 <BR> Prayers for the families of the Boston Fire Department--a horrific fire in Boston yesterday took the lives of 2 of them and injured 18 others. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1424683681.jpg"> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:02:10 EST This sums it up.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656810 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1922066826.jpg"> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:31:41 EST Hmmmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641227 How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?” <BR> <BR> ¯ Satchel Paige <BR> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:00:24 EST A big thanks to all the good people in my life !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639690 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l449193295.jpg"> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:23:33 EST This message is for me this week..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638428 Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. <BR> <BR> ¯ Hannah More <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 10:11:55 EST Good advise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634710 “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Johnny Cash Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:53:33 EST hummmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632664 “The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Les Brown Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:37:37 EST I have a job like this..so blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626343 “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Confucius Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:07:30 EST Stop waiting .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625713 “Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Alice Walker Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:09:14 EST Thought .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624711 "Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low." -Tom Peters Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:48:31 EST Words to remember .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617282 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1576772890.jpg"> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 20:58:15 EST Oh how true http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603165 “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Abraham Lincoln <BR> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:27:59 EST We are....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594445 “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” <BR> <BR> ¯ Aristotle Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:36:23 EST BTS 1st quarter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584666 ~ Mindset- I keep telling myself I have the "mindset" to so this but as I sit here to write this I wonder why I haven't made more positive forward progress... <BR> <BR> ~ Support- I have all the support I need as long as I reach out for it- my DH is a wonderful support when I want to eat healthy but is also very obliging when I want to eat out or have snacks, I am the member of several teams with wonderful folks on them for support...need to us them better. <BR> <BR> ~ Visualization-- <BR> ... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 17:47:22 EST