INTHEGAP's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=INTHEGAP INTHEGAP'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/ Mindful Moment for Friday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611361 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1717097235.jpg"> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:25:04 EST Mindful Moment for Friday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604679 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1186867244.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes it feels like this. I better get back to the gym before it becomes a reality! <em>198</em> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:21:47 EST Mindful Moment for Thursday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603408 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2035622148.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think this applies to weight loss, as well as life. :) Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:10:00 EST Mindful Moment for Wednesday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602380 I hate such a horrible day yesterday. I just know I would have felt MUCH better if I had remembered this. Anyone else ever feel this way? :( <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l360310355.jpg"> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:25:11 EST Mindful Moment for Tuesday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601290 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l72799073.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Keep on keeping on, my friends. Have a great day! <em>126</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:24:54 EST Mindful Moment for Monday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600092 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1440939680.jpg"> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:43:20 EST Mindful Moment for Sunday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599031 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l73197153.jpg"> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:18:34 EST A bit down ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596052 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l578512457.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Things have not been great, lately ~ but I will get up, again ~ soon. <em>213</em> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:58:42 EST Mindful Moment for Saturday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590277 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l685533380.jpg"> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:56:18 EST Mindful Moment for Friday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589462 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l790745919.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And ~ I needed this today! :) It does not matter that I gained back some weight ~ there is nothing I can do about the past. It's what I do NOW that matters! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1932108041.jpg"> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:49:25 EST Mindful Moment for Thursday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587975 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894444858.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And ~ this is how I feel today! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1091674417.jpg"> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 11:03:05 EST Mindful Moment for Tuesday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585736 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1972216071.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And this is how I felt today. I've always said that Garfield and I have so much in common. I've borrowed this line many times - "I am in shape. Round is a shape." ;) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1067477170.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:54:20 EST Mindful Moment for Monday ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584205 Today I would like to share an awesome story! :) No, not MY story. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l489416909.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter: ‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?” My friend: “Wait... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:30:53 EST Mindful Moment for Sunday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583038 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1719705875.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be." <BR> <BR> Do it NOW! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 13:35:40 EST Mindful Moment for Saturday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582337 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2116576768.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Both funny and true! Something we all need to remember at SP! :) Sat, 4 Jan 2014 21:07:11 EST Mindful Moment for Friday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581068 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l945523256.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If only ~ ~ ~ ~ ;) Fri, 3 Jan 2014 17:54:22 EST Mindful Moment for Thursday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579503 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l272281559.jpg"> <BR> AND ~ don't forget that self-love is where it all begins! <BR> <BR> Less than 2 minutes later ~ Someone just sent me this. Don't tell me there is such a thing as 'coincidence'. ;) <BR> <BR> "Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion." ~ Margo Ana... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 13:34:43 EST Mindful Moment for New Year's Day ~ 2014 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578122 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l49389922.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l120487646.jpg"> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:17:27 EST Mindful Moment for New Year's Eve ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576809 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1822664718.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l851661628.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1354983588.jpg"> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:44:44 EST Mindful Moment for Monday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575769 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800122430.jpg"> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:09:16 EST Mindful Moment for Friday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573318 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1241115050.jpg"> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:39:03 EST Mindful Moment for Christmas Day ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571770 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1738809618.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I wish all my amazing friends at SparkPeople a wonderful, loving Christmas! <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>444</em> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 18:54:32 EST Mindful Moment for Christmas Eve ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571172 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1480684190.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” ~ Charles Dickens Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:42:15 EST Mindful moment for Monday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570524 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l155808477.jpg"> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:40:54 EST Mindful Moment for Friday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568831 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l10301412.jpg"> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:38:25 EST Mindful Moment for Thursday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568018 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1266155176.jpg"> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:58:50 EST Mindful Moment for Wednesday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567300 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1207906219.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Helen Keller <BR> <BR> That doesn't have much to do with weight loss, you say? How about this one ~ for what NOT to do! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l735209025.jpg"> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:34:55 EST Mindful Moment for Tuesday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566572 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1146382766.jpg"> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:42:09 EST Mindful Moment for Monday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565699 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l354234323.jpg"> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:22:28 EST Mindful Moment for Sunday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564996 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2023641861.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." ~ Mark Twain <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:47:30 EST Mindful Moment for Saturday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564255 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1495623838.jpg"> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:34:39 EST Blessed event ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555547 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l318844885.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My daughter gifted me with another grandson today so I am happy and thankful. Nate is a healthy baby at 9 lbs 10 ozs and has lots of dark hair. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1092282801.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My biggest problem is that we are in the middle of a blizzard ~ about 2 feet of snow, 23 below, schools closed, people advised to stay off the roads if at all possible. So, I won't... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:20:43 EST Mindful Moment for Friday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552852 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l59908449.jpg"> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:59:20 EST Mindful Moments for Thanksgiving Thursday ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552329 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2065211651.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l524853579.jpg"> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:01:15 EST ~ Happy Thanksgiving ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551723 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1796612368.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ to everyone who is celebrating tomorrow! I thought it was today but, apparently, it's tomorrow. <em>211</em> Canada celebrated ours in October. Be thankful and eat well ~ but not 'too' well. ;) Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:46:49 EST Day 1 and I already hit a glitch ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530076 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1254156713.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not a great way to begin Day 1, yesterday. I "think" I stayed below my high-end calorie allowance. Problem is I'm not sure ~ and, of course, that is a great way to mess with my head. I felt like 'blowing it' and starting again Then I realized that if I do that, one day at a time I will keep doing it. <BR> <BR> By the time I picked up my son, who lives out of town, took my other son for a Frohawk haircut (isn't ... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 13:25:09 EST Things I did wrong ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529279 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327720614.jpg"> <BR> <BR> November 1 ~ which means I am back on program, for good. It was last year, on Nov 1, that I joined and lost 15 pounds ~ and then things went south. So, I am going to write down the things that made it go that way, in hopes that I have learned from them. <BR> <BR> ~ It takes me a long time to lose weight, at this time of my life. This did not make me happy from the start. I see other people, doing the same things ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:00:43 EST My laugh of the day ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528723 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l998056245.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I laughed so hard when I saw this. I couldn't believe someone was actually "reading my mail". This is sooooooo me. I wish it wasn't ~ but it is! :) Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:09:54 EST Mindful Moments ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527706 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1005998901.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I need to keep this in mind. What other choice is there? Really? Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:59:36 EST Getting ready ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525817 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1172399661.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Found this on the SP home page and it's like it was left for me. I am trying to remember this. I have set Nov 1 as my re-start date. Why not? That was the date I started last year, lost some weight, and then gained some back. Time to lose that again and more. I'm still unsure but I do know that I have nothing to lose ~ but weight. <BR> <BR> I was going to start today but things did not go as planned. At least I'm... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:03:11 EST Self-esteem ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524011 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946549896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I came across this today ~ and it is so sad but true! Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:18:47 EST Made a decision ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521826 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l422472144.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. ~ Roy E. Disney <BR> <BR> Thanks to everyone who contacted me about my trying to make a decision about coming back to SparkPeople ~ or not. I really appreciate your concern and comments. I think a big factor in my life, lately, is changing anti-depressants. The one I'm coming off, Cymbalta, is very hard to detox from. I've been so miserable and d... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:28:27 EST Total Failure and Confusion ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519903 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1084745905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been in a self-created battle for the last couple of months. I wanted this year, an important year, to be unlike so many other years. I wanted it to be a year of purpose, having some of 'the answers', a year that would set me up for good things. Instead it has been very confusing, painful and difficult. No, not all of it. It's had it's good side, as well. However, as far as weight loss and doing my SP progr... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:58:16 EST When I decide what I'm doing ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501749 ~ I will probably be back. I'm not happy with my weight as well as other things. I keep telling myself "next week" ~ and it seems to never get here. LOL Tue, 1 Oct 2013 19:52:30 EST Mindful Moment ~ Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468914 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1077358513.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The aim of life is to live, and live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."~ Henry Miller Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:25:53 EST Coffee ~ I will never stop drinking it again ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457501 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2032893572.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Massive headache ALL week, with almost no reprieve. I've tried every single thing I could find. I didn't know what caused it, so I tried Benedryl, Otrivin, 1000 mgs of Tylenol every 4-6 hours, EVERY other OTC pain killer, cold water cloth on my neck, as hot as possible hot water over my wrists, browsing the internet for ideas for hours, etc. etc. My friend, Paula, finally told me that when she gets headaches, she ... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:37:27 EST State Fair ~ Montana http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453988 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l314548565.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This weekend we went to Billings, Montana for a vacation. We usually go to Great Falls but merchants know Canadians do that, so they overprice everything for our convenience. hehe So, we went the extra 3+ hours to Billings because it is nicer, cheaper and has a Cracker Barrel. Heavy on that last one. ;) We got there very late Friday night. <BR> <BR> Saturday, while shopping at the Cracker Barrel, after a wonderfu... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:51:30 EST Radiology today ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438663 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1095315376.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "A goal without a plan is just a wish" ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery <BR> <BR> This was today's Spark Coach message ~ and how true it is! <BR> <BR> So far, this day is going great! Got up at a good time,. finished all my internet 'business' in short order ~ and meditated. Now ~ for lunch. :) <BR> <BR> I'm going to track every mouthful of food today and attempt to get some exercise. We will see how that goes depend... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:42:35 EST Stars ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437450 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l358902227.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” ~ Les Brown <BR> <BR> I love that saying. :) <BR> <BR> I had a pretty good weekend. Didn't have time to track etc. but stayed as close to program as possible. I was busy all weekend, helping find my daughter and her husband a new apartment. We scored beautifully! The nicest apartment they have lived in, by far and we found it before the baby c... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:46:09 EST Reset button ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434554 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2092511106.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ~ CS Lewis <BR> <BR> I just finished sitting on my new deck, reading the last chapters of the latest Stephen King novel (not scary, just good). It was lovely. I am so happy I have the deck. Maybe, I will get my son to take some pictures this weekend and I will post them. Although, it's nothing fancy ~ just an ordinary deck ~ but it's special to ... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:54:49 EST