JANEMARIE77's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JANEMARIE77 JANEMARIE77'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/ food for thought controling ha ha ha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551375 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-miglani/s<BR>tress-tips_b_4323140.html?ir=GPS for the Soul&utm_campaign=112613&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_source=Alert-gps-for-the-soul&utm_<BR>content= </link> <BR> <BR> hope that link works Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:30:44 EST Gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547549 “As I stay in gratitude for the change of seasons, I welcome change in my life.” <BR> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:49:25 EST easy if I'm willing to own up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453590 If we want change we most be willing to change. <BR> If we are not willing changing we need to stop making excuses, hating, blaming and general beating yourselves up Hating is no way to live a blessed life. Choose! Know that you are choosing - take responsibility for the choice and live happy with your choice or go back to step one and be willing to change. Remember small steps work big overhauls are not th way to go <BR> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 06:51:01 EST jelly beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417480 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/ti<BR>me-you-have-in-jelly-beans_n_3569265.h<BR>tml?ir=GPS%20for%20the%20Soul </link> <BR> <BR> A great visual that makes you think. Make it a great day Thu, 11 Jul 2013 06:47:06 EST A bump is not a hole any more woohoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378740 total binge day yesterday 4529 calories at least wow so why what was different <BR> 2 things I made a goal (its a good one) to track my calories at least 5 days a week <BR> I asked a kind and caring friend for a large favor <BR> <BR> neither one of these things is bad both are not in my comfort zone. 1 . tracking calories is something I know I need to do but seem to continue to fail to do well and consistently so i have a lot of you can't do it thoughts... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 07:13:29 EST So easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361930 <BR> I read this and just needed to share. I can't stop grinning if we just give the smallest of effort to be happy find the good in life ....... what a wonderful beautiful amazing world we live in <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/17/li<BR>ttle-victories-reasons-to-celebrate_n_<BR>3157547.html?ir=GPS%20for%20the%20Soul<BR>&utm_campaign=051713&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_source=Alert-gps-for-the-soul&utm_content=Title </link> Mon, 20 May 2013 08:06:09 EST brown sugar or agave for my oatmeal ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350692 <link>savvyhealthgirl.com/2011/04/27/agave<BR>-vs-sugar-the-sweet-truth/ </link> <link>www.foodrenegade.com/agave-nectar-go<BR>od-or-bad/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> the second link was the eye opener really I thought agave was super healthy and the thing to do I just was a little cheap. Think I'll just stay cheap and use good old brown sugar in my oatmeal. <BR> one last link you could just read this one (well I hope I've been trusting this wed site for a lot of things) <BR> <li... Thu, 9 May 2013 08:21:48 EST An affirmation thats hard to deny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339112 I love this affirmation please if you have or believe in a god read this with them in mind maybe you will find a way to be kinder and happier with yourself <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1130246063.jpg"> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:07:52 EST Something to think about http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316768 <link>www.healyourlife.com/author-meggan-w<BR>atterson/2013/04/wisdom/personal-growt<BR>h/clean-your-inner-closets?utm_id=PGNews </link> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 07:39:04 EST Whos Business http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302829 I read this " decided to let God be God" in one of my emails this morning a wanted to get it on paper before I forgot how meaningful that little statement is. When I think people should do or be different than they are "whos business am I in" (a favorite Katie Byron statement) . I am surly not in my business!! I can only change me and boy am I finding that to be a lot of work (well worth it but a lot of work) So I am either in their business or gods or a combination of the two, either ... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:05:53 EST shoulding good info http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295134 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-colier/<BR>shoulding_b_2895767.html?ir=GPS%20for%<BR>20the%20Soul </link> <BR> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:33 EST Sedentary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281009 So you all have been doing such a great job with the loving yourself blogs. Great job everyone they all have had wonderful and helpful tips . I would like to add two that I have used lately that seem to be working for me. The first one I really didn’t think a whole lot about (planning wise but it is working). About 4 months ago I got a fitbit so this cute little things informed me that I was not very active during my day. Must days where between 4000 and 7000 step which is fine, 10,000 s... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:28:37 EST great link http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267286 <link>www.healyourlife.com/author-louise-l<BR>-hay/2013/02/wisdom/inspiration/love-y<BR>our-inner-child?utm_id=INSNew </link> <BR> awesome info that might help you love yourself a little more Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:23:28 EST great link http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267285 <link>www.healyourlife.com/author-louise-l<BR>-hay/2013/02/wisdom/inspiration/love-y<BR>our-inner-child?utm_id=INSNew </link> <BR> awesome info that might help you love yourself a little more Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:23:28 EST Remarkable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256086 yes I did have one even though I wasn't hungry because I'm still working on it <BR> <em>20</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:11:36 EST self bashing and the buts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251580 I watch a wonderful viedo blog today <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=MOSTMOM1 </link> <BR> I did this video blog early last week but wasn't sure I made the point well After watching mostmom1 video I felt inspired to post mine have a great day and remember you are awesome right now and now too Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:22:18 EST a Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236889 Thing are not changing why because I haven't changed anything. So I'm putting it out to all my friends that I need to drop my calories It's worth a try is not the end of the world or a reason to over eat. I will track and measure as I have been doing but drop my intake to between 1600 to 1800 instead of 1800 to 2000 for 4 weeks and see what happens this is a change it may work it may not but the only way to find out is to Just do it. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:54:47 EST what to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227119 Ok warning a bit of a wine , a bit of a what do you think, a bit of a throw my hands in the air. <BR> I am gaining weight >> I've been trying to loss 10 for a very long time was maintaining great at 144 for many months than I changed some things that I thought would help <BR> 1. since January 2 i log all my food weight and measure 90 % I've missed or had to guess maybe 2 days and 5 meals in that time. We don't eat out much so I really know what I'm eating because I cook it. <B... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:45:58 EST Present http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215183 I pray for faith that my future will be good if I live today well, and in peace. I will remember that staying in the present is the best thing I can do for my future. I will focus on what's happening now instead of what's going to happen tomorrow. <BR> <BR> You are reading from the book: <BR> <BR> The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share make it great Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:31:06 EST More food than .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204786 We are stronger and better than we were yesterday. I truly believe this of us all. Believing is half the battle. Ok here what I wanted to tell you all. I way way way over ate last night <BR> I needed (ha ha ) to eat , this time I even know why, someone said something very hurtful and unkind to me. I know that it meant nothing to them, the words they said they could not and can not know the way they affected me (either I own the words or I don't that's my doing not theirs). So any w... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:05:18 EST For thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199955 so I thought my new out look on life was because I'm exercising,reading more positive info,practice being happy with what is ,and my Sparks friends but now I'm sure I can add one more thing to the list of why I feel so much better. <BR> </link> <link>shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/sweet<BR>-sodas-soft-drinks-may-raise-risk-depr<BR>ession-183000091.html </link> <BR> <BR> I use to be a 2,3,4 cans plus a day or a stop a sheetz to fill up a 42 ounce refill cup every day kind of gir... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:52:07 EST Push Ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198317 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l932163512.jpg"> <BR> Ok I know I'm weird! I love love love push ups... strange but we all have our things <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1135845679.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Form not so good here Tony Horton " form always trumps reps" Yes Tony now that I see my form I will work on it Ha Ha thanks again Sparks team buddies <BR> Team Motivators are the best <BR> <BR> Remember When i st arted at my hea... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 08:25:09 EST LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198266 For peace of mind,resign as general manager of the universe. <BR> <BR> <BR> ~ Larry Eisenberg <BR> <BR> really i did laugh out loud Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:52:00 EST What is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194336 My first try at a video blog. This was a Fridays run finally decided to put myself out there. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 06:47:17 EST time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187606 In short I have sat in the Am sparked, checked email ect than gone down to exercise, shower and than find i'm running out the door unprepared!! no healthy food or snacks, no water, no plan for the day. The CHANGE I most have things ready before I have computer time. i love you all love commenting on blogs and checking teams but really in the end we most count yourselves as most the important thing. reading fun, insightful, sometimes sad blogs helps me and my mind. I see that it ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 07:32:43 EST A note pad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186742 The number of times you fall down is irrelevant. The number of times you have the courage to get back up is what matters. <BR> Been thinking about change for a long time. I want to lose about 10 more pounds. I have wanted to since I started sparking. I have been a great maintainer for months. WooHoo But I can't seem to lose these last 10. Lot of reasons but mostly because I need to change, make a bigger effort and I scared I can't and won't stick to the plan. <BR> I'm scared that ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 18:31:10 EST 11/20/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141166 Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart <BR> <BR> rather than a piece of our mind. <BR> <BR> ~ Unknown Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:06:37 EST Things learned during the storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117746 Young men are fun to hang out with. Board games are still fun for all ages. It's fun to laugh at yourself. I don't like not working and not having more than home things to do (one day good Three day may test my sanity) (reminder to voice in my head that keeps telling me" I wish I wasn't so busy i wish could just slow down I wish I didn't have so much to do.) That is not true!!! I will remind myself of that more often) I thrive with lots to do!!! thank you very much! Hanging out with... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:14:55 EST Fit Love It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115020 This is just a reminder for me and hey if you're reading it guess you will be hearing me blow my on horn. But that's ok because I am very proud. <BR> I have not been able to run since 10-08 I still only run once a week because of foot issues but weather and schedule has not allow me to get out there. Anyway today I was able to get out. thought I would do 5 (8 miles is my favorite run but it been two weeks) anyway felt great and strong so I just ran 9.74 woo hoo I love being fit wo... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 20:42:40 EST habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099515 “Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:15:30 EST More Self love Info http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089805 <link>www.pickthebrain.com/blog/category/s<BR>elf-improvement/ </link> <BR> <BR> Whether you think you can't o can You're Right! Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:00:09 EST Self Bully http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084849 I Just viewed featured member Blog- Did you see the news story on bullying by Ldrichel <BR> It was great all should see it . What I took away from this article maybe a little different then what some others did. <BR> We get to choose how we react, and feel about others words. What really hit me was the thought of Self Bulling. How many times have we looked in the mirror and called ourself fat? How many times have we called ourself lazy? How many times have we thought "oh ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 08:34:12 EST September wrap up _ October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079891 the goal for september was to track 3 life changes I wanted to make. 1. use almond milk in place of skin milk in my AM coffee (saving about 100 calories a day) that was really easy a win done don't have to think about it. It is now a way of life saving me 36,500 calories this year. woo hoo easy one score. 2 heat (left over) on smaller plate only did this 10 times out of the month I'm sure it help but I will not continue with this goal 3. eat 3 servings of vegetables a day did this 2... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:41:06 EST SP hiit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078426 thanks SP for the article on Interval training. I workout with P90X and P90X2, run and bike but I also have turbo fire DVDs that i bought a few years ago. I don't / didn't think I liked them all that much. a little to dancie for someone with two left feet. Anyway after reading the article I thought what the He$$ change it up today. I put the 25 min Hiit DVD in. WEll I rocked it, had fun( if I couldn't do the move I just made up mine own) had a blast and here is the amazing part dr... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:50:59 EST Outrageous thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078189 <link>www.pickthebrain.com/blog/category/o<BR>utrageous/ </link> <BR> love this artical Life just keeps getting better when you let it woo hoo have a great weekend friends. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:45:31 EST Hack your Will power http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074093 Loved this actical short sweet and great info <BR> <BR> .http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/5-esse<BR>ntial-ways-everyone-should-hack-their-<BR>willpower/#more-11327 <BR> Also if this is not ok, putting other web sites this way will someone please let me know I don't want to do the wrong thing but I wanted to share this info Thanks Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:42:51 EST duathlon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072554 big woo hoo What a wonderful weekend weather beautiful. Friday get down to the beach after lunch. Andy had off school so that was a bonus. Got to take a nice walk on beach with husband ( very nice, he did it for me cause I was kind of bored just sitting so he walked with me. so nice because really walking not his thing) Friday night Karen, Al, Morgan and Yuki come down. Saturday morning the weather is awesome, the roads have amazing shoulders and are flat flat flat. Yes, I have a race... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 08:54:58 EST Sucking on Lemons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062744 imagine if you could taste your thoughts <BR> I read some great info on push that Tush spark page today ( Featured member Blog) about optimal thinking. I've been working on improving my thoughts for a long time I'm getting better and so is my life. <BR> I think there will always be more info and more work to do. For this I am grateful!! As with most info you may have heard it before but not really listen. I was listening today in a big way! can't get this thought out of my head ( re... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:30:25 EST I got this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061691 Ok next week end is my duathlon in Bethany Beach( .62 mile sprint, 19 mile bike 4.35 mile run) As always the week before a race I NEED to know for sure I can do it. So off I went. <BR> <BR> Check tires load bike on truck( drive about 4 miles to where i want to start my ride ) take bike off truck the tire flat. Back home for pump CHange tire Tube has hole :) hey this is good stuff happen before ride and before race awesome!!! ok rode 20 miles Very hilly where I live Also windy tod... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 14:33:41 EST Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057701 This is really just going to be me rambling on. confusing and crazy to some that's ok if you continue to read and find anything helpful that's great too. <BR> A few things this week that have made a big difference. things i want to remember. Must I've heard before but this time they hopefully have found a place to stay and take root. <BR> Instead of being judgemental, critical and always trying to fix of others(that are wrong and aren't living their life right HA HA HA)....just notice ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:55:18 EST day 3 STOP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049656 STOP method to noticing my food more <BR> Just 4 bites not the whole meal <BR> 1 savor the first bite <BR> 2 travel to the food source on the second bite <BR> 3 observe your mouth hands jaw stomach on the third bite <BR> 4 Pause before the 4th bite and in the middle of that bite <BR> My incite into bite 1 <BR> If you really want to savor food you need to take a small bite other wise you swallow without chewing if you don't chew you don't taste (taste buds are on the tongue not in the st... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 11:31:43 EST Driving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048164 OMG My son is going for his driving test today. He is fine, a very careful driver I'm only worried that he will be nervous and make a mistake. I will think only positive thoughts, In my head... I will not build his future if he passes, I will not build his future if he fails, I will stay present and positive... As with all thing this is part of life either way and life is kind and good ALWAYS if we don't judge it. Today I will not be the judge of what is. I will not eat my way though ... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 08:05:59 EST Mindful Eating the plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047088 www.mindfuleating.org This is the web site I liked the best. has a few methods to help become more mindful and is free I will use the stop method to start ( I won't try to explain its on the site) At least one step - either S, T, O, or P each time i put anything in my mouth and a try for all the steps at one meal I get that this will tale some real effort But I feel very motivated to try. Still working on how to chart it. I must have a chart a visual- you did it or not think I'l... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 12:55:06 EST mindful Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046901 ok I've just learned something amazing It is really hard to eat mindfully Mindfully eating, tasting what I'm eating, being grateful for what i have, and being thankful for where i am is what I'm working on in my life right now. well really on going for years but anyway <BR> today I am taking the time to sit and eat breakfast not just grab and go. <BR> so I made a very nice plate some grapes, an hard boiled egg, relish, ham, lettuce leafs and sat down to eat. (this is a kind of br... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 10:33:34 EST excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034916 If it's important to you, you'll find a way. <BR> <BR> If not, you'll find an excuse. <BR> <BR> -Frank Banks <BR> <BR> healthy thought of the day from sparkpeople.com <BR> <BR> I've been thinking about this all day this is so true of everything!!! but boy, could we kick a$$ on some personal goals with this idea and changing our thoughts <BR> <BR> self talk - "I don't have time to exercise I'm to busy taking care of others" <BR> example of way to change that thought and get back on t... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:01:55 EST Mindless eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033338 Just started reading ( well really listen to ) this book! Mindless Eating: Why we eat more than we think. a real eye opener. <BR> <BR> Action plan today I bought 2 smaller plates and 2 shorter fatter glasses. <BR> <BR> I've used salad plates before to cut done on potions size it works, I do eat less but I feel cheated so I go back to large plates. SO now I have to pretty cut glass plates that are slightly smaller but not salad plate small (mind over matter) <BR> <BR> fatter dri... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:33:43 EST wHat doesn't get the job done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5015407 my weight has been very steady for about 2 or 3 months I exercise 5 to 6 days a week I try to make good choices and I watch what I eat but every time i get on the scale I'm wishing and hoping to see a smaller number . (Please don't feel the need to tell me how great I'm doing! ) Right now i my life myself esteme is at a all time high.. I know I'm doing great!! I feel great, I look damn good, I'm happier and healthier than I've been in a long time but I still wishing. <BR> ( Also have no fe... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:33:38 EST wARNING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5013804 If you really want things to be different than they are <BR> You have to change, Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:36:39 EST back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4929817 I love my toys and life. 5 miles after not wanted to start <BR> <BR> Turned on zombie run so I had to pick up the pace when the zombs where after me, love making the turn on the road your not quite sure where it comes out. Love my polar HRM 571 calories . All you need to do is say yes and start. Have a great day all. <BR> Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:06:01 EST Better not perfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4929750 Sitting at my sister in laws beach house life is good It's cool and windy no sun. did bike ride yesterday wanted to ride again today but it is a little to cold and I don't have the right gear for the weather sooo i can run yes! I can I run my fav 8 plus miles? noo!!! I had 4 beers last night I don't run well but could I do a slow 3 or 4 sure could Thanks for listen and talking me into it. Writing and sharing a goal is a great motivator. Bye bye for now I'm out the door Sun, 17 Jun 2012 07:38:42 EST