JGRIFF148's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JGRIFF148 JGRIFF148'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/ A GREAT READ / A Little Cupcake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360616 <BR> Think That Little Cupcake Is Harmless? Read This! <BR> <BR> <BR> Cupcakes are everywhere these days. In NY they are on every street corner. There are whole TV shows dedicated to them, and cupcake shops are popping up like mushrooms. <BR> <BR> Please understand that I’m not against the occasional sweet treat. They are part of life; I understand! And there are plenty of Beauty Detox treats, as well as other versions of not-so-bad treats out there (coconut ice cream, dark chocolate, etc... Sat, 18 May 2013 22:46:47 EST Lies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343593 The main thing the food industry doesn’t want you to know is that they don’t care about you. They care about their bottom line- not your health. Period. They will omit details and use buzzwords to draw consumers in. Labels saying “more protein’ or “reduced fat’ can still have increased amounts of refined flour and sugar, more preservatives, etc. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l106784351.jpg"> Thu, 2 May 2013 19:37:50 EST Empowering Quotes to Help You Get Things Done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269095 <BR> <BR> Just because you are struggling does NOT mean you are failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there. <BR> It doesn’t matter if you’ve failed or if you’ve been beaten. All that matters is that you learn something, get back up, and try again. Because winning is a good feeling, but winning when nobody else thought you could is an awesome feeling. <BR> Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:01:27 EST The best is yet to come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257837 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l301209046.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Keep your fork....The best is yet to come". <BR> <BR> There was a woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. <BR> <BR> So as she was getting her things "in order", she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. <BR> <BR> She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she wou... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:21:12 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256839 I am so happy with the fitbit one. I am definitely not in good shape so when I blog I am just happy with the exercise I am able to do. The fitbit sends little messages as prompts to get moving if I have been static for too long. It isn't like a coach yelling to get moving, but more a reminder of where I am at in today's regime. Nothing negative about that. The goal is to walk 10,000 steps a day. Not going to happen just yet, but I got an email congratulating me for walking 4966 steps the ot... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:53:20 EST Letter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252150 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1662043158.jpg"> <BR> Dear Weight, <BR> <BR> I've decided I have had enough of you. You and I have had a tumultuous relationship and it's time for you to go now. Break ups are never easy however I'm feeling pretty confident that I have got the decision right on this one. You are a bad sort. <BR> <BR> It is always take take take with you. You are always demanding fatty, sugary foods from me and I have delivered. I have purchased you new, ... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:42:20 EST God left us a great clue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184892 <BR> Sweet Potatoes IMPORTANT INFORMATION <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... All before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners... <BR> <BR> <BR> God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body! <BR> God's Pharmacy! Amazing! <BR> <BR> A sliced Car... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:40:58 EST Dreams come true http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170457 Imagine yourself to be the type of person you want to be , and then be it. You may have to let go of some bad habits and develop some more positive ones, but don't give up - for it is only in trying and persisting that dreams come true. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2143208447.jpg"> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:40:05 EST Never waste your time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160167 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l115623007.jpg"> <BR> Never waste your time wondering about what might have been. Get busy thinking about what still might be, and trusting that however it plays out, it will leave you glad that what might have been, never came to be. Sat, 8 Dec 2012 12:10:10 EST Be grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144579 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1508590621.jpg"> <BR> 'Be grateful for what you have now. As you <BR> begin to think about all the things in your life <BR> you are grateful for, you will be amazed at <BR> the never-ending thoughts that come back <BR> to you of more things to be grateful for Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:38:59 EST Good Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134948 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l657736773.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 21 Habits of Happy People. <BR> <BR> 1. Appreciate Life <BR> Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. Develop a childlike sense of wonder towards life. Focus on the beauty of every living thing. Make the most of each day. Don’t take anything for granted. Don’t sweat the small stuff. <BR> <BR> 2. Choose Friends Wisely <BR> Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. Frien... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:20:37 EST TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132042 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1845871629.jpg"> <BR> Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have. <BR> <BR> You take control and determine how your day turns out, Don't let the day take control of you and determine how you turn out! Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:00:13 EST Beginning today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130835 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l107660383.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Beginning today I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy <BR> of my respect and admiration. <BR> This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy spending time <BR> with and someone I would like to get to know better. <BR> <BR> Beginning today I will cherish each moment of my life. <BR> I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly <BR> share this gift with... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:20:48 EST Courage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126719 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1481974046.jpg"> <BR> Courage is standing up for what you believe in without worrying about the opinions of others. It's following your own heart, living your own life, and settling for nothing less than the best for yourself. <BR> <BR> Courage is daring to take a first step, a big leap, or a different path. It's attempting to do something that no one has done before and all others thought impossible. <BR> <BR> Courage is keeping heart in ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 22:47:06 EST Wish for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126718 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l307315798.jpg"> <BR> I wish you light in your darkest hours. When life seems to be confusing or empty, and when your path seems to be hidden in the shadows of pain, doubt, despair, or unrest, may you find the light inside of you that will help you to see things as they truly are, for every night comes to an end, every storm runs its course, and light and peace always return to us. <BR> <BR> I wish you the power of a perspective that ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 22:42:06 EST When things in your life seem almost too much to handle... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121916 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l373736530.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee. <BR> <BR> <BR> A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was ... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:21:42 EST today I Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116634 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1006552117.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Your life has been designed to work, and your hidden potential contains what you seek and all that you need in life. It is OK to be who you are and choose what you have Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:56:57 EST Here are 12 Commandments to help you learn how to love yourself: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114076 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I HAVE FOUND THAT THERE IS only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to love yourself. When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their lives get better. They feel better. They get the jobs they want. They have the money they need. Their relationships either improve, or the negative ones dissolve and new ones begin. <BR> <BR> Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it’s like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fl... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:25:16 EST Your Life is your Message http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112934 <BR> <BR> Your Life is your Message to the World. Make it Inspiring. <BR> <BR> Life is full of positive experiences. Notice them. Notice the sun warming your skin, the small child learning to walk, and the smiling faces around you. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential by reveling in the beauty of these experiences, and letting them inspire you to be the most positive version of YOU. <BR> <BR> What would happen if you approached each day intentiona... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:08:55 EST You can turn it around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106499 You will fail sometimes. – The faster you accept this, the faster you can get on with being brilliant. You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. So get out there and try! Either you succeed or you learn a vital lesson. Win – Win. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:33:29 EST Make every day count. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096380 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l401460231.jpg"> <BR> Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself; for if you don't believ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:18:54 EST whatever you desire in this lifetime. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093048 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649329877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> You can do anything that you set your mind to. <BR> <BR> You are the author of your own life . <BR> <BR> You have the ability to change your life. <BR> <BR> You have unlimited potential ! <BR> <BR> You are a living magnet.You literally attract the things , people , ideas , and circumstances to you that vibrate and resonate at the same energy frequency as yours.Your energy field changes constantly , based ... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:13:30 EST Make every day count. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086457 Be enthusiastic about what you’re doing. – You’re not given a good life or a bad life. You’re given life, and it’s up to you to make it good or bad. So wake up and get motivated; not everybody made it to today. Don’t take your time for granted. Don’t waste time thinking back to whatyou could have done differently yesterday. Keep your eyes on the road ahead and do it differently today. Wherever the road takes you, bring your passion. Whatever you do along the way, do it with all your he... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 10:59:43 EST YES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083964 <em>213</em> <BR> This place where you are right now God circled on a map for you.” So I say “Yes” to this wonderful journey. I say “Yes” to this life. And I say “Yes” to making myself available to all good things. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 15:05:29 EST Today I Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078228 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l636634566.jpg"> <BR> My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have. <BR> <BR> Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free. <BR> <BR> Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste. <BR> <BR> Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am a... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:17:11 EST Accept You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077649 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l658193385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> See yourself standing in front of a mirror looking into your own eyes and saying, I love and accept you exactly as you are. And breathe. Just let yourself feel what you’re feeling. You don’t have to be perfect. You’re already perfect as you are: You are you. You’re exactly what you’ve chosen to be in this lifetime. Of all the bodies and all the personalities that were available, you chose to be who you are—to exper... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:30:32 EST Keep believing in yourself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075023 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l871482565.jpg"> <BR> Keep believing in yourself. <BR> <BR> There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be, <BR> <BR> ....that's when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There are times when people disappoint you and let you down, <BR> <BR> but those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:06:26 EST Be the master artist of your life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068470 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l977250579.jpg"> <BR> Be the master artist of your life. <BR> <BR> Life gives us everything and everything in life can be a pleasure. Why not believe in the generosity of life? Why not learn to be generous and kind to yourself? If that makes you happy, and you’re good to everybody around you, why not? If you’re always transforming—if your dream is always changing even if you don’t want to change—why not master the transformation and create y... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:38:42 EST When you thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065378 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l418597816.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> When you thought I wasn't looking... <BR> <BR> When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. <BR> <BR> When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. <BR> <BR> When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:13:10 EST All is well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061418 I am responsible for my experience. <BR> Every thought I think is creating my future. <BR> I need to release the past and forgive everyone, including myself. <BR> The point of power is always in the present moment. <BR> I am safe in the Universe, and all Life loves and supports me. <BR> All is well in my world. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:00:50 EST Happy Thoughts for Troubled Times. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059775 <BR> <BR> <BR> 12 Happy Thoughts for Troubled Times. <BR> <BR> People and circumstances will occasionally break you down. But if you keep your mind focused, your heart open to possibility, and continue to put one foot in front of the other, you will be able to quickly recover the pieces, rebuild, and come back much stronger than you ever would have been otherwise. <BR> <BR> Here are a few happy thoughts to ponder on those days when the whole world seems like it’s crashing down around yo... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:50:45 EST You are in full control of your own life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053328 You are in full control of your own life, starting today. <BR> <BR> This is your journey, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. <BR> Here are 5 truths to inspire, motivate and remind you that you aren’t confined by the boundaries others impose on you. You are in full control of your own life, starting today. <BR> <BR> I can only be me. – Stop trying to be someone else’s idea of perfect. Be your imperfectly perfect self. Be YOU. When they laugh at... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:46:54 EST Starting Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044079 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l286853445.jpg"> <BR> Starting today… <BR> <BR> Appreciate what you have. – If we counted our blessings instead of our money, we would all be a lot richer. Happiness is there if you want it to be. You just have to see that it’s wrapped in beauty and hidden delicately between the seconds of your life. If you never stop for a minute to notice, you might miss it. <BR> Focus on things that truly matter. – The simple fact that you are even h... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:02:03 EST to change your life, begin by changing your thoughts. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959783 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l434634146.jpg"> <BR> **IF YOU DONT TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY ,WERE ARE YOU GOING TO LIVE** Sat, 7 Jul 2012 21:49:14 EST John's Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4948447 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l915946672.jpg"> <BR> Hi Everyone yea its me John, I have been away for a while , lots going on in my life right now , just to get every one up to speed on John . <BR> 1 Got a new puppy a young lady yea its a Labrdoddle. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l841891186.jpg"> <BR> 2 A new grand baby came into my life, <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l79179141.jpg"> <BR> and my other grand children are get... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:13:02 EST Pass the Banana: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893785 <BR> <BR> A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on: <BR> <BR> <BR> Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!! <BR> This is interesting. <BR> After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives a... Tue, 22 May 2012 22:47:52 EST Gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4836890 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l345507568.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ''When you open your eyes in the morning, sit for a moment and appreciate the gift of a new day, create a peaceful thought and enjoy some moments of silence throughout the whole day.'' <BR> <BR> What you continually give to your body with your beliefs or strong feelings, you receive in your body. Every feeling you have saturates every cell and organ in your entire body. <BR> <BR> When you give negative thoughts a... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:06:14 EST When you were born, you didn't come with an owner's manual http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4835478 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l353188043.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When you were born, you didn't come with an owner's manual; <BR> <BR> These guidelines make life work better. <BR> <BR> You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's the only thing you are sure to keep for the rest of your life. <BR> You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called "Life on Planet Earth." Every person or incident is the Universal Teacher. <BR> The... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 00:01:35 EST Have faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817632 <BR> Have faith in yourself. <BR> <BR> In life , there will inevitably be obstacles to encounter . <BR> <BR> But don't worry that they will seem too great for you to handle , because you can. <BR> <BR> You may doubt yourself at times , but know that if you have faith , you have everything. <BR> <BR> Faith is the key to being successful. <BR> <BR> If you know you're capable of anything because of who you are , you will always reach your destination. <BR> <BR> It may not always be easy, ... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 22:10:01 EST Be Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4775754 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l397871376.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> How to Be Happy... <BR> <BR> 1 -Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things. <BR> <BR> 2- Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything , and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears. <BR> <BR> 3 -Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be protected from mi... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 13:53:40 EST STOP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774375 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l717166512.jpg"> <BR> Stop negative thoughts before they form complete. <BR> <BR> Think of others rather than yourself – when you do things, even the smallest favors, for other people who mean something to you, you feel good about yourself. <BR> <BR> Be proactive rather than reactive – instead of fretting over a problem and letting it stress you out, focus on how to resolve quickly and effectively. When your mind is busy trying to find a ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 20:01:11 EST 3 Years Diet Coke clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4769268 <BR> <BR> Is <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369691197.jpg"> Diet Soda Addictive? <BR> <BR> by Lisa Collier Cool <BR> <BR> Darren Jones wants to check himself into rehab for an unusual “addiction.” He says he’s so hooked on Diet Coke that he downs 18 cans a day and can’t leave home without it. Judging by his photos in The Daily Mail, all that diet soda hasn’t helped him control his weight, which was edging toward 500 pounds when the pictures were taken. <BR> <BR> He’s ... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 22:28:58 EST Keep believing in yourself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4767930 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l783925973.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Keep believing in yourself. <BR> <BR> There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be, <BR> <BR> ....that's when you have to tellyourself that things will get better. <BR> <BR> There are times when people disappoint you and let you down, <BR> <BR> but those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your li... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 23:23:02 EST Good Stuff, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766291 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l664433514.jpg"> <BR> Home Depot Health Journey <BR> Good health happens one step at a time. Let us take our first step now! Check out the Home Depot Health Journey web site to begin your health journey. <BR> <BR> Visit http://www.hdhealthjourney.com for details! <link>www.hdhealthjourney.com </link> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 23:00:02 EST Dreams will come true http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4755644 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896910023.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Your dreams will come true. <BR> Posted: 13 Feb 2012 04:05 AM PST <BR> Stay true to all your beliefs and goals. <BR> Stand tall. <BR> Through all life's setbacks and disappointments, <BR> your dreams will come true. <BR> <BR> When no one else is with you, <BR> and no one seems to care, <BR> just whisper to yourself, <BR> "I am the controller of my destiny. <BR> It's up to me what comes to pass, <BR> and if I keep... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 20:29:10 EST Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4754096 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l251469330.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I think this is the greatest and truest description <BR> I've ever heard for a Friend..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Friends.......They love you, <BR> But they're not your lover <BR> <BR> They care for you, <BR> But they're not from your family <BR> <BR> They're ready to share your pain, <BR> But they're not your blood relation. <BR> <BR> They are........FRIENDS! !!!! <BR> <BR> A True friend... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:07:09 EST February is National Sweet Potato Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740855 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l385359170.jpg"> <BR> <BR> February is National Sweet Potato Month — let’s celebrate! In 1760 the French settled the town of Opelousas, Louisiana where they discovered the local Indian tribes eating sweet potatoes. The settlers quickly grew to love them and, as fate would have it, there ensued a long, sweet history of cultivation in my home state. Today, North Carolina leads the US in sweet potato production and China leads the world. <BR> ... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:44:32 EST LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4733043 <BR> Life is everything you make it and more. . . <BR> <BR> In life , there will inevitably be obstacles to encounter . <BR> <BR> But don't worry that they will seem too great for you to handle , because you can. <BR> <BR> You may doubt yourself at times , but know that if you have faith , you have everything. <BR> <BR> Faith is the key to being successful. <BR> <BR> If you know you're capable of anything because of who you are , you will always reach your destination. <BR> <BR> It may... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:19:57 EST To change your life, begin by changing your thoughts. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4705990 <BR> It is useless to try to change your outer world unless you first change your inner world. If you attempt to make external changes before doing the necessary inner transformation, the outer world will just keep repeating the same pattern. The movie Groundhog Day illustrates a very entertaining lesson in how we keep re-creating the same situation over and over again until we change our mind. The moment our attitude shifts, so does the situation. <BR> <BR> If you want or love something... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:11:15 EST Peace in simple things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4694105 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l534138369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May you always have Positive Thoughts. <BR> <BR> May every day of your life bring you fresh hopes for tomorrow - because hope gives all of us our reason for trying. <BR> <BR> May each new day bring a feeling of excitement , joy, and wonderful sense of expectation . Expect the best , and you'll get it. <BR> <BR> May you find peace in simple things , because those are the ones that will always be there. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:08:10 EST