IAMHIGHLYFAVORD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IAMHIGHLYFAVORD IAMHIGHLYFAVORD'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/ MY FIRST WEEK ON THE SPARK SOLUTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360409 What made you decide to try The Spark Solution Program? <BR> <BR> I wanted to jumpstart my weight loss again!! Confuse the metabolism, etc. <BR> <BR> • Have you seen or felt any results in this first week? <BR> I am certainly more motivated this week and have enjoyed trying some new recipes, based on a specific meal plan. I lost a couple of pounds - so that really pleased me. Juggling a celiac diet for hubby did not seem to affect the overall program!! My pants are looser too!!!! <BR> ... Sat, 18 May 2013 17:29:16 EST Changing my goals to be more specific http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353281 My Goals: <BR> 1-- Drink 8 - 10 glasses WATER daily <BR> 2-- Eat Healthier every time I eat <BR> 3-- Exercise every day <BR> 4-- Keep a positive, attitude no matter what the scale says <BR> 5-- Post daily on SP <BR> 6-- Keep up with SP Challenges <BR> 7-- Stay within my calorie range of 1200-1550 <BR> 8-- See a victory everyday that is not scale related <BR> 9-- Bless God for keeping me on the right path <BR> 10--Be an inspiration to Fellow Sparkers <BR> 11--Say no to junk foods and find... Sat, 11 May 2013 17:19:11 EST SIZE 14 - AT LAST -Plateau Busting Program was great!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337543 FINALLY!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am starting to see some progress again!! I am back to losing 1 - 1 1/2 pounds a week and am soooo happy!!!! I had a loss 2 weeks in a row since I got serious about moving... that is truly the secret to reducing my size.... <BR> <BR> I went to the Thrift shop yesterday to purchase some outfits for a TOPS conference next weekend... I got a size 14 dress!!!! WOOHOO!!!! I HAVE NOT WORN A SIZE 14 IN MANY YEARS... <BR> <BR> Thank you Sparkpeople for setting up th... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:08:05 EST Okay so it's time to be accountable! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314869 My journey has been a long one and I am going to make it shorter! <BR> <BR> I will be posting my weight journey on Thursday mornings from here on in! I will be honest with myself and everyone else about any weight gains!! I chose Thursday because I weigh in at TOPS on Wednesday night! <BR> <BR> I will make my goal weight by November 1, 2013! <BR> <BR> So, I have been accountable to ME for a couple of days now - and voila! - I have more energy - got up earlier - did some exercise and - I... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 17:08:30 EST Make every day Valentine's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250560 Today is a special day for so many children and couples! Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> Perhaps this would be a better and more peaceful World if we all tried to think of our friends and family with the same attitude we hold today! We are created to love, so let's love one another unjudgmentally and with more joy in our hearts tomorrow and the days after that too! <BR> <BR> Hugz and love, sharon <em>43</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:08:33 EST Learning the Lessons At Last! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460882 Genetics have certainly played a part in my body shape. My Dad was overweight, his Mom was overweight and I am overweight. So is my daughter. So what does that have to do with learning the lessons, you ask? <BR> <BR> Okay here goes... <BR> <BR> I am NOT my Dad <BR> I am NOT my Grandmother <BR> I am Not my daughter and <BR> I am NOT allowing my genetics to be an excuse for being overweight. <BR> <BR> My Dad did NOT exercise <BR> My Grandma did NOT exercise <BR> My Daughter did NOT exercis... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 14:52:56 EST Thank the Lord for Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4445930 Wednesday is a great day!! Why you ask? <BR> <BR> 1. It is hump day for those who work a five day week <BR> <BR> 2. I am alive <BR> <BR> 3. I have time to change my life <BR> <BR> 4. I have loving friends and family <BR> <BR> 5. I have a God who is my all in all <BR> <BR> 6. I found Sparkpeople and a great community of inspiration and motivation <BR> <BR> 7. I am able to meet my goals because I CHOOSE TO!! <BR> <BR> Blessings you everyone who feels the same way!! Stand up and ... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:06:09 EST Don't wait until Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4438460 To start your exercise program.... start now with just 5 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> To start eating well .... start now with more water <BR> <BR> To start being proud of YOU... start now ... by saying "I'm worth it!" <BR> <BR> To start your plan ... start now by writing out your vision for a new you... <BR> <BR> To start blogging... start now by putting down your thoughts about why you want to do this <BR> <BR> <BR> To START.... START NOW <BR> <BR> <BR> We CAN ALL do this!!! <BR> ... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:22:58 EST Do You Believe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2789542 <BR> A Birth Certificate shows that we were born <BR> A Death Certificate shows that we died <BR> Pictures show that we lived! <BR> Have a seat. Relax . . . <BR> And read this slowly. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I Believe... <BR> That just because two people argue, <BR> It doesn't mean they don't love each other. <BR> And just because they don't argue, <BR> It doesn't mean they do love each other. <BR> <BR> <BR> I Believe... <BR> That we don't have to change friends if <BR> We under... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:22:43 EST I didn't want to do it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2779230 Today, I woke up feeling really lousy. I did not want to do anything! Not get dressed, take a shower, exercise or even eat. Depression is looming over my head big time. <BR> <BR> I lazed around for a few hours and then I forced myself to put on my exercise shoes. About 15 minutes later, I decided that I would go one my treadmill for 10 minutes. At 9 minutes, I said "maybe I will do 15 minutes". Then at 15 minutes, I wentt for 20, then thirty, then 45 and at 45 I knew I could go for a few... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:20:26 EST As we lose, he gains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2772805 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/6/b96319826.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Robbie is up to 5 lbs. 14 oz. now. His Mommy and family are thrilled with the weight gain. We are so very blessed. <BR> <BR> Hugs to you all, <BR> Sharon Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:42:41 EST Robbie is gaining weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2710113 Yay! He went to the Doctor and is up 9 ounces since Saturday. Finally, it looks like all will be well. Thanks so much for the prayers and good wishes, the kind words and taking the time to keep us in your thoughts. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful Spark family. God bless you all!! <BR> <BR> hugs, <BR> Sharon <em>43</em> Thu, 7 Jan 2010 14:25:33 EST Christmas Baby Robbie is home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2704344 Robbie has been home since Monday. We are all overjoyed. Thanks to all who prayed for him and our family; it is greatly appreciated and divinely felt. Robbie went to see the Doctor yesterday and has gained 9 ounces since Saturday! Bless the Lord!! <BR> <BR> We love our Spark family for caring enough to pray, comment and care enough to make a difference. God bless you all - and you know who you are!! (p.s. so does the Lord) <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Sharon <em>43</em> <img src="http... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 13:47:57 EST Christmas Baby Gaining Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2669856 Thanks to all who are praying for Prince Robbie. He Has gained back most of his lost weight. Mommy is pumping every three hours to develop enough to supplement his feeding. Please continue to pray that he gains as we lose....and that Mommy can generate enough milk to nourish him without a supplement. Her greatest desire is to nurse him for at least a few months. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all your heartwarming words and wonderful prayers. I am greatly blessed to have such a wonderful family ... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 20:23:49 EST Christmas Baby down to 2.5 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2666835 I am asking for prayers from all who will. My little great-grandson Robbie was born Christmas day. He weighed 4. lbs. 9 oz. Today he is only 2lbs 5oz. We are a little concerned because he is so very tiny. We NEED your prayers and good wishes to help him get stronger and let his Mommy's milk flow with all the nutrients he needs. <BR> <BR> This is their first baby and needless to say, Mommy is very worried. As we lose weight, let him gain it. <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone. <BR> <BR> Hugs... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 22:58:15 EST Christmas Baby has Christmas Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2655762 Today, Christmas day, my grand-daughter celebrated her 23rd birthday with the birth of her first child . Robert Michael ( after my husband) was born at 5:25 EST weighing in at 4 lbs. 9 oz. Both baby and his Mommy are doing well. Bless the Lord, this is a happy day. <BR> <BR> Believe it or not, my Grandmother was also a Christmas baby!! <BR> <BR> Go to my Main Page for his pic. The hands are his Mom & Dad <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Sharon Fri, 25 Dec 2009 20:20:06 EST My Christmas Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2646017 The weather on the East Coast is frightful - how does that affect us? <BR> Are we all upset that Christmas plans may get ruined, the car may get wrecked, the shopping might not get done - Do the shoes fit? <BR> <BR> Christmas has become so commercialized that many people forget what the holiday represents -Do the shoes fit? <BR> <BR> I am afraid that I will gain 5 pounds or more -Do the shoes fit? <BR> <BR> Even those who don't believe in the "reason for the season" are stressing ove... Sun, 20 Dec 2009 13:14:37 EST We ( You and me) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2486448 After visiting my nutritionist this week, I am re-focused and re-committed to living a healthy life. I know I can do this!! My problems have been with getting enough protein and soluble fiber. My thyroid has been way out of whack all summer and I think I am finally almost back to where I should be in that regard. <BR> <BR> NOT an EXCUSE - just a reason. I have been beating myself up because I can't get motivated or move out of this plateau. NOT MY FAULT!!!! Unfortunately, I did not r... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 16:50:08 EST Rachel's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2410169 Hi: <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you in my life. You have made a difference to who I am today and I love you for it. <BR> <BR> <BR> I saw a speaker last night that truly touched my heart. It was a young man from Colorado who is going around North America talking about Rachel Scott. She was the first person killed in the Columbine shooting. The story that he told was truly amazing and so was Rachel. If you have not already done... Fri, 18 Sep 2009 13:16:40 EST Thank you for the birthday wishes!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2293591 I was very touched when I saw so many of my spark friends had taken the time to send me a note and/or a goodie for my birthday! You know who you are and I wish you all the blessings that your hearts can hold - just as you have blessed me! <BR> <BR> You made my day and probably several days to come!! How special you all are! <BR> <BR> Hugs and blessings, <BR> Sharon Thu, 6 Aug 2009 16:22:36 EST Who Says WII Isn't Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2199276 I know there are a lot of people who think they can't get enough exercise from the WII that there kids have. Well I am here to say "it ain't so". <BR> <BR> What I am doing is playing the various games such as Golf, bowling, tennis, and baseball. When I don't get the required score for the game, I do some walking (or running on the spot) 5 or 10 times the difference in my score. When I have a partner, we double it. <BR> <BR> For example, if we play golf and don't make Par on a hole, w... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 22:43:23 EST This is the most committed I have ever been! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2190462 For the first time in my life, I am actually sticking to the plan. I am less than perfect, but most days I eat healthily. Exercise has never been my strong suit (well that is a gross understatement since I have never exercised for more than a few weeks). Now I try to walk more steps in a day, fit in some form of exercise, and generally focus on my own health. NEVER has I ever lost more than 25 pounds and now I am over 30 lost. Guess what? It is so much easier when I think of this as "st... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 19:59:46 EST First Time - setting monthly goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2187405 Thanks to another Spark member, I am actually going to do it! I have been doing okay so far, but not great! I think the reason is because my goals have been to abstract. It is time to get serious with myself. I have lost over 31 pounds, but I have about 60 more to go. I would like to be there by mid-June 2010. I cannot get there if I keep slacking off on my exercise (this is the area I struggle with most). <BR> <BR> I commit to follow my exercise plan of a minimum of 30 minutes and 3... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 17:54:49 EST Keeping my spirits up when I didn't lose this week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2076176 I know it is normal to plateau, but somedays it is hard to stay focused on the positive things that have happened. Tue, 19 May 2009 17:21:44 EST