ICEANGEL0531's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ICEANGEL0531 ICEANGEL0531'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/ Can't take back what is done... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451600 "Finish each day <BR> And be done with it. <BR> You have done what you could. <BR> Some blunders and <BR> Absurdities have crept in. <BR> Forget them as soon as you can." <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:03:56 EST #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450165 "Track it & move on!" <BR> <BR> Blessings to you Fri, 9 Aug 2013 17:41:44 EST #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446913 "Don't let a lapse turn into a collapse." <BR> unk <BR> Blessing yo you <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 21:08:07 EST Mantra #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444355 "Progress not perfection." <BR> unk <BR> Blessings to you Sun, 4 Aug 2013 17:44:53 EST ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443136 "It comes down to a simple question: what do you want out of life, and what are you willing to do to get it?" unk Sat, 3 Aug 2013 10:34:35 EST Weigh in/met a goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442522 I hit my 5 lb goal & my new goal is to lose the next 5 lbs. I have .7 lbs to reach 10% weight loss from my starting point. Not a bad weight loss of 2.4 lbs. <BR> <BR> "......I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3 John 1:2 <BR> <BR> Blessings to you. Fri, 2 Aug 2013 17:11:08 EST START SOMETHING POSITIVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441390 "Momentum can be difficult to establish. And that's what makes it so valuable. <BR> Because once you have it going in your favor, momentum can be hard to stop. With momentum on your side, small efforts can bring big results, and those big results can lead to even bigger ones. <BR> Yes, momentum takes some effort and commitment to put into motion. And it is very much worth the trouble. <BR> Take the time and make the effort to start something positive. Even though, in the short term, it wou... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 18:23:29 EST Success is a process http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440104 "Success is not a place that we aspire to, it is a process in which we live by. <BR> Often the only ingredient being the ability to not quit" <BR> - author unkown <BR> <BR> Blessings to you. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:00:58 EST Don't give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438963 "Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent." - Marilyn Vos Savant <BR> <BR> Blessings to you Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:14:31 EST Fuel for my weight loss journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436060 “Be not anxious for what you shall eat, or what you shall drink … or what you shall wear … Isn’t life more than food? … and the body more than clothing?” <BR> ~ Luke 12:22; 29 <BR> “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” ~ Matthew 4:4 <BR> “The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.” ~ Romans 14:17 <BR> “Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit … therefore, glorify God in your bo... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 10:08:00 EST Making changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435365 "We can reverse years of damage to our bodies by deciding to raise our standards for ourselves, then living differently. Old wounds heal, injuries repair, and the whole system improves with just a few changes in what we put into our bodies and how we move them. ' unk <BR> Blessings to you Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:24:07 EST PROCEED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434516 "What would you do right now if you knew that everything today would <BR> turn out perfectly? What project would you start, what person would <BR> you talk to, what problem would you tackle if you could be assured of <BR> success? <BR> Is there anything you're putting off because you're afraid of <BR> failure? Is there anyone you're avoiding because you're afraid of <BR> what they would say or think? <BR> There is no guarantee of success. But there is a guarantee that if <BR> you never g... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:57:58 EST Think about it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433456 "Someone will always be prettier. <BR> They will always be smarter. <BR> Their house will be bigger. <BR> They will drive a better car. <BR> Their children will do better in school. <BR> And their husband will fix more things around the house. <BR> So let it go, <BR> and love you and your circumstances. <BR> Think about it. <BR> The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart. <BR> And the most highly favored <BR> Woman on your job may be unable to have children. <BR> ... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:03:38 EST Prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431713 "Our prayers are powerful when prayed to the One who is all powerful!" <BR> <BR> Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. <BR> PSALM 147:5 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:43:03 EST Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429275 Joy in The Lord is contagious! <BR> Blessings to you Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:08:09 EST Saturday weigh in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427355 I had my weekly weigh in this morning & i am pleased that i did have a weight loss. I am kind of disappointed that i didn't lose more. I walked to/from work everyday except yesterday, I walked everyday @ lunch (10,000+ steps everyday) & in the 99° heat. I did strength training as well. It is most likely that most days I am still not eating my minimal daily calories. I eat allot of fruits & vegetables but I can't seem to eat enough. I need to try harder, hopefully I will. <BR> Blessings to yo... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 12:48:51 EST Nice surprise.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419843 I wasn't feeling all that confident stepping on the scale today. Besides not eating enough, which is just as bad as overeating, I am retaining fluid due to this heat/ humidity. I was pleasantly surprised that I did lose & this loss has brought me to the 1/2 way point to my goal weight. After the weigh in I went to the mall & walked 10,000+ steps since its raining with no sunshine in sight in the near future. It was a good morning after all! <BR> Blessings to you Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:00:24 EST Not getting enough...help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415885 I'm still not making my daily caloric intake. I can't seem to eat enough. If I'm not hungry that's one thing but most days I think I'm eating enough but apparently I am not. I may meet most of the other nutritional goals but I am always short some days allot short on the minimum caloric intake. I eat plenty of fruits/veggies. I drink protein shakes w/ yogurt or kefir. Any other suggestions? Thanks <BR> Blessings to you. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 19:28:59 EST Friday...weigh-in day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411541 Weighed in this morning & I'm down 2.6 lbs. Its still unbelievably hot & humid out so I walked the mall for 7500 steps. Its still early, I'm going to take a walk to the river, there are routes that are almost all shaded + there is breeze, hot air but @ least there is one. Once there lotsa trees & shade. I like to relax there & read for a couple of hours. <BR> Blessings to you Fri, 5 Jul 2013 13:24:57 EST Happy birthday America & thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410802 The sun has finally come out! But...it is 92°, hot & humid. There needs to be a happy medium. I was out for a few hours, surpassed 10,000 steps & it's still early. I'm going to walk to see the fireworks later about 2 miles each way. I did 45 minutes of ab workout this morning. Of course the BBQ food is a huge challenge, so far I have only eaten grilled veggies, hoping they will keep me full enuf not to over indulge on my favorites....homemade potato & mac salads. + tomorrow is my weigh in da... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 16:50:02 EST Noah's Ark? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407739 Will this rain ever end? It is serious! Flooding everywhere..... I have zero motivation to do anything, including eating. I am not eating my minimum nutrition. I just can't force myself to eat when i'm not hungry. My mood is as drab & dreary as the weather. I am so tired of being stuck inside. The gym is ridiculous because of the constant pouring rain, everyone is flocking there. I'm gonna try to force myself to get on my Malibu Pilates Chair for @ least 20 minutes....Praying for sunshine! <... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 18:13:10 EST Weigh -in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404897 Today was my weekly weigh-in. I had a so so workout week so I resigned my self that I'd probably remained the same. I stepped on the scale & was surprised that I did lose. I have hit my 2nd 5lb weight loss goal. My goal from today - end of July is the next 5lb loss. Although, I really didn't kick up my physical activity this week, the tape measure & scale were friendly to me anyway! Enjoy the weekend. <BR> Blessings to you Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:50:14 EST NSV & other http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402299 I exceeded my 10,000 steps goal yesterday. The tape measured shows another 1-1/2" loss in my waist & 1-1/2" loss in my hips! <BR> "In times of trouble it helps to remember to whom we belong!" <BR> Blessings to you Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:45:26 EST Too hot to walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400554 I decided against walking to work today because of potential T-storms. The rain held off but temp hit 96°…so glad I drove! I was in a meeting all day so I didn't take my usual short walks @ breaks & lunch. I really am not motivated to go for a short walk now. I probably won't make my 10,000 steps today. I hope this unusually hot weather passes quickly, it sure can zap my energy! I did do 20 minutes of Malibu Chair pilates located in my air conditioned front room, which is a good for both car... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:36:39 EST Sunny Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399321 What a beautiful day, sunny with a nice breeze so I thought I would take a long moderate to high level walk w/o the dogs. How deceiving the sun & breeze were. WOW.....it was soooooo incredibly hot & the breeze was just as hot. I did my 10,000 steps and kept hydrated but I could not & get out of my sweat drenched clothes & into the shower fast enough! I am so very glad I decided not to take the dogs today, the pavement temp @ noon was 115°. It took about 20 minutes before I felt my body temp... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:54:43 EST Hit a goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398544 Finally I met my caloric goal, actually met all nutritional goals today, except for carbs, went a little over on them. Took dogs on a 5 mile walk w/ 10lb backpack, we spent a couple of hours hanging out @ the river. It was such a gorgeous sunny day w/ just the right amount of breeze. Tomorrows forecast not looking so good. Hope your weekend is the best. <BR> Living everyday in the Holy Spirit! <BR> Blessing s to you..... <BR> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 20:01:48 EST Weekend is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397238 I got weighed yesterday. I am a little disappointed, I lost .6 lbs. I thought I would have lost more as I upped my fitness activity. I am carrying some water in my ankles (edema), maybe that is the reason. I am content w/ any weight loss, as it brings me closer to my goal. I didn't do measurements yet, maybe tonight. Hoping everyone has a fantastic weekend! <BR> <BR> "The Christian life begins when we love God back." <BR> Blessings to you Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:40:09 EST Keeping eyes on the prize http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396472 "Obstacles are what we see when we take our eyes off the goal". <BR> With the Lord's awesome power everything is possible! <BR> Blessings to you Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:34:43 EST The next 24 hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393714 "The greatest thing you have is the 24 hours in front <BR> of you. 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> UNKNOWN Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:23:00 EST Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391944 "Your body keeps an accurate journal, no matter what you write down." I don't know who said this, how true the statement. We can lie, including by omission, in the food journal but the scale & tape measure will always tell the truth. <BR> Blessings to you <BR> Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:46:51 EST I'M ONLY ONE POUND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390615 Hello, do you know me? <BR> If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, <BR> And I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. <BR> Want to know why? <BR> It's because no one ever wants to lose me; <BR> I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound! <BR> Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one. <BR> So I just stick around and happily keep you fat. <BR> Then I add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice it. <BR> That... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:16:51 EST DON'T QUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389894 When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, <BR> And you feel like the biggest failure in town. <BR> When you want to give up just because you gave in, <BR> and forget all about being healthy and thin. <BR> So What! You went over your points a bit, <BR> It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit! <BR> It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change. <BR> It's learning the skills to get back in your range. <BR> It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now. <BR... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:29:39 EST Facing the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388286 I am a little nervous on weighing in tomorrow. I have not been meeting my daily nutrition intake - sometimes I am just not hungry & I am not able to force myself to eat. Also, I did not workout as often as I normally do. I know that undereating is just as bad as overeating and it leads to weight gain. Next week gives me 7 days to for me to succeed in my food & physical activity goals. <BR> Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power ... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:25:09 EST Better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387256 Sun finally shining today, more rain tomorrow. Lately I am finding the weather is affecting my desire to workout. I have not been in the mood to do any physical activity. I did get in walking but no strength training. Today I did a kick butt cardio & weight training workout & I feel great. I just have to figure how to get motivated when the weather is dark & dreary. <BR> Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer <BR> Blessings to you...... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:19:24 EST Dark & dreary and it's Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384932 Yesterday was such a beautiful sunny day. I took the dogs for an hour long walk, we hung out for awhile @ the river. One loves to swim the other not so much. What a difference 24 hours makes. This weather is really a downer & tomorrow is not suppose to be much better. I have zero motivation to go out to go to the gym. I have fitness gear @ home but I have even less motivation for any activity. It's the kinda weather I want to wrap myself up & hang out lazing in front of the TV or read. So... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:14:26 EST Sunday 6/9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383272 Good sermon today. The Lord gave the word I had to hear. The right way to start my day. I'm thinking about taking the dogs on a 5 mile walk today. The sun is out and there is a light breeze. I need to get in some strength training in too. I am finally seeing transformation in my arms, stomach, and back. I hate training legs but I need to get motivated since they are in dire need of attention. Pray you all have a happy and safe Sunday. We are powerful with the love of the Lord. <BR> Blessings ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 10:45:37 EST Tea Social 6/8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382693 I went to a women's tea social @ church this afternoon. Oh my.....the cupcakes other sweet treats were in abundance! And yes I did indulge in a few goodies. It is never good to deny oneself of certain culinary delights every now & then. Then we had to clean up & get the sanctuary ready for service tomorrow, so there was little workout afterwards. Spending quality time with women of faith is an exceptional experience & the cupcakes were an added bonus! <BR> Blessings to you. Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:21:52 EST Happy to be back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381448 It's been awhile since I have been able to log into SparkPeople, my computer "died". I had to fight to get the company to repair it. It's only 8 months old & the hard drive, memory, & motherboard all went at the same time. I really did miss my daily visits. The SparkPeople family are inspirational & motivational in the weight loss journey & maintenance. I am happy to report that I continued to lose weight, little at a time, which "they" tell us is the most successful for keeping the weight o... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 12:22:25 EST Another sunny day & it's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312987 Blessings, <BR> I didn't feel like being stuck inside the gym today. It was a beautiful day outside. Was still a little chill in the air but lots & lots of sunshine. The forecast is calling for rain over the weekend, so I took the dogs for another five mile walk. I 'll go to the gym tomorrow and get my strength training in tomorrow. I still have a headache, but then I always do when the weather changes, other than that I'm not feeling too bad today. if I'm still feeling pretty good over th... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 20:02:47 EST It's actually a sunny Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311730 Blessings <BR> It is a lovely bright sun shining day out. A little chilly and windy but a beautiful day nonetheless. I've been off balance most of the day. & I still have a pretty bad headache. I decided to spend some time outside anyway. The dogs and I took a five plus mile walk. I packed a lite lunch for myself , some treats for the dogs and lots of water for all of us and off we went. It was quite nice and I enjoyed it immensely & and the dogs were quite happy too. I'm glad though tha... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 17:40:05 EST Not a bad Wednesday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310459 Blessings <BR> Feeling OK. Hava migraine but I can deal w/ it. Hit the gym again. Did 45 minutes of incline walking (can't run, bad knees) on the treadmill & 40 minutes of legs. It was a good workout. I'm taking a rest day tomorrow, maybe take dogs for a long walk, weather permitting. <BR> "... The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." <BR> Luke 18:27 Wed, 3 Apr 2013 17:31:10 EST A better Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309173 Blessings <BR> Thank you for your well wishes. I am feeling a bit better today. I went to the gym, did 40 minutes of hard cardio & 45 minutes of working w/ free weights. I weighed in and I lost another 1.7lbs this week, for total weight loss of 3.4 lbs since returning to SP about 2 weeks ago. I am more than pleased considering my health has been a hindrance for the last 5 weeks. <BR> "I thank my God, I speak with tongues more then ye all" <BR> 1 Corinthians 14:15 Tue, 2 Apr 2013 17:21:04 EST Monday April 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307879 Blessings <BR> Dreary day. Will spring ever really arrive?? I'm not feeling at all well. My exercise routine is not happening today. I'm not stressing it, since I can't control my illness. I was able to get in a, little walking before I stated to feel sick. Something is better than nothing. I trust in the Lord, He will see me through! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:49:58 EST Happy Resurrection Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306410 Blessings <BR> Rejoice! Jesus Christ has risen! May your heart be filled with the joy of the season. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:09:37 EST Nice day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305533 Blessings, <BR> Just a tad bit chilly outside today. I took the dogs out for a nice walk. I put on a backpack and added 5 lbs to it. We sat down by the river for awhile. They had fun barking and chasing the geese. I relaxed a little & read a magazine. I snacked on cucumbers and pineapple. I brought the dogs some baked treats. We all had plenty of water. The trip back and forth was a little under 3 miles. I wish I could say I am all better but I'm so not. I'm taking out one day at a tim... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:33:19 EST Returned to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303605 Today returned to work after being home sick for over a month. I was not happy to wake up to the blaring alarm clock after being use to sleeping until i felt like getting out of b ed. I'm only working 1/2 days for right now. Dr wants me to take it show as my illness can hit me full on w/o warning. I could not get appt w/ specialist for 3 weeks. <BR> It was not a bad day for the most part. Late this aftn I wasn't feeling well but at least I was at home. It was a welcome change to... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:08:53 EST Dr today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302422 Blessings, <BR> Saw Dr today, may have found cause for my illness. I have to see specialist. What a great relief if finally there is a medical diagnosis. Also, gave me the green light to return to work, 1/2 days, when I'm up to it. I am looking forward to it! This last month was no vacation. I know that healing by the Lord always comes, I need to pray more to have the patience to wait for His time. He has been by strength and refuge in my life & without Him I could not have gotten throu... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:52:02 EST It's a better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301047 Blessings <BR> I am feeling slightly better. The weather is giving me a migraine, but that is mild in comparison. I was able to get out for a little bit to go to pharmacy. First time out of my house in weeks, it felt good to feel fresh air on my face & in my lungs. I'm focusing on the ± & gonna ignore the -. <BR> I'm turning up my hope - Romans 15:13 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:53:59 EST Monday ending http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299983 Blessings, <BR> I was able to get in my fitness goals but again I did not get close to my required food intake. I can't fathom why, suddenly, I have no appetite. Tomorrow, if it is God's will, is another day and, it will be a better day. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:31:17 EST It's a Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299786 Blessings, <BR> Not only is today Monday....... but it is a cold, dark & dreary Monday, that totally sums up my mood. I'm sick & tired of being sick & tired. I so need the renewal of spring. Praying a new beginning for my body & mind! <BR> The Lord is my ALL! Colossians 2:10....you are complete in Him, who is The Lord of all principality and power. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:05:10 EST