KIN59VARA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KIN59VARA KIN59VARA'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/ Working to accomplish this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749408 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l616592071.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Whatever may seem to be beyond your reach begins to draw closer the moment you begin to do the work. Instead of complaining that you don’t know what to do, just do what you can and make the commitment to learn more each step of the way." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I feel great about getting my exercise in and developing some new habits. I know I need to get up earlier and earlier to get all I want done. I need to re... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:15:20 EST Taking the Sparkguy's challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749141 I so appreciated the Sparkguy's blog in which he speaks about his difficult year and how he needed to find a different way to get his exercise in. His mother was in the hospital and he realized that he was spending a great deal of time there so he decided to get his exercise in from the parking lot to the hospital room. <BR> <BR> This gave me some needed perspective. <BR> <BR> Life is crazy and we don't have control of so many things. I can however look at my situation and work to make t... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:59:29 EST Grow Stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747935 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l531460811.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Life’s challenges give you the opportunity to experience yourself growing stronger. See each challenge for the potential value it represents, and make that value your own." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable. <BR> -- L. E. Landon <BR> <BR> I feel good about the weekend. I am getting myself on track with exercise and food. I want to establish some better hab... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:40:17 EST Camp Wannabefit Week 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747329 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l958972855.jpg"> <BR> Week 16: <BR> Week to get back on track <BR> <BR> Kin59vara's Camp Activity <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps a day <BR> Self Reflection <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> Book Club: Casual Reader <BR> Making Connections <BR> Strength Training <BR> Good Nutrition basics <BR> <BR> Measurements <BR> <BR> Measurement for week:Weight loss <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Track: Good nutrition basis: <BR> <BR> Fitness: Walk ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:32:22 EST Fell down need to get myself back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746758 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1786062096.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Punishing yourself for your mistakes won’t erase them or move you forward. Being angry and disappointed at yourself for a missed opportunity or a wasted day won’t achieve anything positive." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." <BR> -- Rumi <BR> <BR> I had my visit with the nutritionist or should I say my confessor. I know t... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:11:57 EST You have today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746122 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1260710313.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "You have today, so while you do, grab some of those possibilities and run with them. You have today, and when it’s over you’ll be thankful you made such good use of it." <BR> Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Today I visit the nutritionist and I honestly don't think I have done too good. I am a creature of habit so I have done better with breakfast but NOT my other meals. <BR> <BR> Today I am going to work on paperwork f... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:24:18 EST Coordinating food and exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745411 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l251872216.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The best way to predict the future is to create it." <BR> -- Peter Drucker <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my next appointment for the nutritionist. I am anxious to see how she reviews my food diary. I know that I have not been as good as i would have liked but I think it reflects my difficulties. There are some weeks I am a model " Spark" person then the next week I stumble. <BR> <BR> The last couple of weeks my exerc... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:53:35 EST Please send your prayers to my sister http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744673 "Commit yourself to making a difference, and you’ll discover countless ways to do so." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> My sister is not doing well. My brother will go up and find out what the story is and then tell us. My heart is breaking. She is in pain and tired. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:32:26 EST Continue to Grow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743930 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l932816184.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Ask more of yourself, of your life, of your skills, resources and time, and then deliver it. Seek to live in a permanent state of growth and improvement, and you will live well indeed." Ralph Marston. <BR> <BR> I didn't get my steps in......too much sitting yesterday. Paperwork has been really difficult lately but I feel that I am working towards being positive and trying to make sure that I am supportive o... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:15:59 EST End of semester http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743144 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246418008.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "So step away from your comfortable routine and feel the thrill of a new and exciting challenge." <BR> <BR> It is the end of the semester and I need to get a great deal of paperwork done. I neglected some of my daily chores last week when the family was visiting and I need to step it up today. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:18:50 EST Camp Wannabefit Week 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742543 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1961325192.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Week 15: <BR> Last week of University semester <BR> <BR> Kin59vara's Camp Activity <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps a day <BR> Self Reflection <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> Book Club: Casual Reader <BR> Making Connections <BR> Strength Training <BR> Good Nutrition basics <BR> <BR> Measurements <BR> <BR> Measurement for week: Follow and track what nutritionist has requested that I do: Week 4: They s... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:39:00 EST Tough times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741885 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1415115425.jpg">"Tough times never last but tough people do." <BR> -- Robert Schuller <BR> <BR> "There is something you can do today that will move your life in a positive direction. Though you may not fully reach your goal today, you absolutely can reach toward it." Ralph Marston. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my sister Christine and her family left. Please keep her in your prayers that she wins this battle with cancer. <BR> <BR> I took my mother ... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:11:56 EST Live from the perspective of love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741220 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1071540658.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "This is a good time for love. This is a good day to reaffirm your commitment to live from a perspective of love." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> My sister and her family leave today. I feel sad. She is struggling and this week has not been good. I also feel scared that her illness will continue to rob her of pleasure and time. <BR> <BR> I need to continue to love. I need to continue to look for ways that i can... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:54:52 EST When it is difficult to be positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740502 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l378815442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "When it’s difficult to be positive, that’s when being positive can make the biggest difference. When you don’t feel like being focused and disciplined, that’s when focus and discipline can profoundly improve things. <BR> <BR> Just because conditions are extremely challenging, doesn’t mean you have to be negative about them. You have an opportunity to make a positive difference, and the best way to do that i... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:57:56 EST Suggestions needed to help sister struggling with cancer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739816 Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do. <BR> -- Myrtle Auvil <BR> <BR> "Whatever you do will matter very much, going far beyond you and coming back in wonderful ways you cannot even imagine. So do, and do, and do some more, with authentic joy and boundless, delighted generosity." <BR> Read more at http://greatday.com/motivate/index.html#Lk<BR>6EUl4Pkqe5ABeS.99 <BR> <BR> Life sometimes can be hard. My sister is struggling with her health and i ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:09:20 EST Feel Life Getting Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739081 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l909255993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Make positive use of that intention to choose the feelings that will improve the situation for everyone. Feel life getting better, act on your feelings, and make your world a more positive place." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I have my students do listening rules poem when the start treatment. The last line is " I have a positive attitude." This is what i need to remember in my own life. <BR> <BR> Please pray for my... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:14:17 EST Camp Wannabefit Week 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738344 Kin59vara's Camp Activity <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps a day <BR> Self Reflection <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> Book Club: Casual Reader <BR> Making Connections <BR> Strength Training <BR> Good Nutrition basics <BR> <BR> Measurements <BR> <BR> Measurement for week: Follow and track what nutritionist has requested that I do: Week 3: They say this is how long a habit takes to establish. <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Track: Good nutrition basis: <BR> <BR> Fitness: Walk at night to meet fit... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:00:32 EST Prayer is like being gently rained on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737088 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l146190301.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Prayer is like being gently rained on so that our soil becomes fertile, our leaves are brought to life, our thirst quenched" jesuit's Prayer-As-You-Go <BR> <BR> Today I pray for the health of my sister. <BR> The community of my family. <BR> That this celebration of my sister's birthday is joyfilled. <BR> That the food gets prepared <BR> The supplies get found <BR> That we have a wonderful time. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 03:36:15 EST How Rich Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736441 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l395494353.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Stop for a moment and consider how rich you are right now, today. Then you can step forward and live the benefits of that richness." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I will have a really full week this week but there is so much i need to be grateful for: <BR> * I have a wonderful family. <BR> * I have a job that I enjoy. <BR> * I have my health that allows me to push myself. <BR> <BR> Help me to remember all of this as I... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:10:30 EST Get Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735772 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l158340957.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "If you want to feel great, get yourself up and make some progress. If you seek to have new, powerful energy, get yourself busy making a meaningful difference." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Life is getting hectic but I am grateful for my health that allows me to be hectic. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:06:52 EST Keeping Making the Effort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735049 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l76522848.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "When your efforts bring disappointment, the worst thing you can do is abandon those efforts. Keep making the efforts, and eventually you’ll work your way to the results you desire." <BR> Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I need to keep focused and making some small changes everyday <BR> <BR> I felt very good about my discussion with my boss yesterday and his encouragement to make the leap to administration. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 04:24:36 EST Seize the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734267 "This is your chance to make today a day that you’ll always look back upon and treasure. Seize the opportunity of this day to put a whole lot of good stuff into your world." <BR> <BR> — Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I need to seize the day today. I know that I am very blessed and I need to use those blessings to be a better person. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOnu<BR>GJsEV_8 </link> <BR> <BR> This is from one of my kids favorite Disney movie. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 04:20:12 EST Crazy Mode: Gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733505 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l865274427.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Don’t let yourself become so accustomed to your many blessings that you discount them. There is enormous value in your life, and so many great things you can do with it." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> "Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”John Milton <BR> <BR> <BR> I am blessed with ... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 03:55:28 EST Camp Wannabefit Week 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733070 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l196512347.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is " Crazy Week" for me. My family comes to visit next week so as a person that is NOT Martha Stewart, I have a great deal of cleaning, polishing and organizing to do.On top of that I also have my 1st job starting up again so I will again be 1 full time and 2 part time jobs. <BR> <BR> Week 13 <BR> <BR> Kin59vara's Camp Activity <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps a day <BR> Self Reflection <BR> Kick Clutter t... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:07:13 EST Patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732273 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l16717667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My horoscope today had this as part of this,"Everything can feel urgent right now, but if you slow down a little, you might notice that your plans have been moving along at a reasonable pace - it's you that wants instant results. Develop as much patience as you can muster up today. The need to balance attention to your personal life with your public or professional life can be very clear this week." <BR> <BR... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 02:14:04 EST Celebrate Freedom by making right choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731704 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l527867083.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Knowing is not enough; we must apply! <BR> -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> "Celebrate and value your freedom today and every day with the way you live. You are free to choose, so always choose wisely." <BR> <BR> — Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Today sentiment on the Fourth of July which is US's celebration of freedom I need to reflect on what am I doing with that freedom. Am I really grateful for the opportun... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 04:33:58 EST Diving in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730285 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1335280549.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Just dive right in to the substance of life. Start where you are, for the sooner your efforts begin, the more you’ll achieve." <BR> Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Action is the antidote to despair. <BR> -- Joan Baez <BR> <BR> Yesterday i did not meet my step goal. I had two jobs and then got stuck at the 2nd one really late. I will continue to need to make my health a priority. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 05:44:29 EST Looking at the world through a positive lens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729561 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1295086247.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Your perspective is yours to choose, whatever the situation. And your perspective will make all the difference going forward, so in each moment, choose the best, most positive, most empowering perspective you can imagine." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> As the song says " You have to accentuate the positive". Yesterday I chopped a credit card up, once less debt. <BR> <BR> I have been good about getting my steps... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 05:48:19 EST Choose how you want to live. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728752 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1114679344.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "This life you have is nothing short of a miracle. What you do with it today, tomorrow, every little moment, is up to you. <BR> <BR> So choose wisely, and remember that in all things you do have a choice. Choose as if your life depends on it, for it does." Ralph Marston. <BR> <BR> I liked my schedule yesterday, I had a to do list that I actually got done for the most part <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:14:55 EST Week 12 Campwannabefit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728318 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1298212135.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Week 12 <BR> I am going to try to do the same activities as it has been working for me! <BR> <BR> Kin59vara's Camp Activity <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps a day <BR> Self Reflection <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> Book Club: Casual Reader <BR> Making Connections <BR> Strength Training <BR> Good Nutrition basics <BR> <BR> Measurements <BR> <BR> Measurement for week: Follow and track what nutritionis... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:08:33 EST Blessings outnumber the trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727517 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1889873803.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Dive into the experience of each day with the goal of making it more fulfilling than any previous day you’ve known. As each new moment arrives, find something new and purposeful and valuable to do with it." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I decided that my blessings outnumber my troubles and I truly have nothing to complain about. i want to develop a habit of gratitude rather than complaints. So when asked how are you I... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 04:55:43 EST Seeing a nutritionist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726837 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l442200783.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Muscle your way through, or finesse your way through, or do what it takes to get it done. Though at the beginning you may not feel you’ll like it, you will come to like it in a deeply satisfying way." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Today I am going to a nutritionist and I am excited. I am hoping to be able to get some personalized advice. Since what I am doing is not giving me the results I want I am hoping for ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:47:18 EST Open Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725341 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1718252179.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. <BR> -- Malcolm Forbes <BR> <BR> Busy day at work yesterday which brought home that the only people that are uneducated are those that think they know everything. In two different worksites two different professionals that thought they knew everything about a particular topic so their mind was closed to anything new. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:03:43 EST Week 11 Campwannabefit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723237 Week 11 <BR> Kin59vara's Camp Activity <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps a day <BR> Self Reflection <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> Book Club: Casual Reader <BR> Making Connections <BR> Strength Training <BR> Good Nutrition basics <BR> <BR> Measurements <BR> <BR> Measurement for week: weight loss <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Track: Good nutrition basis: <BR> <BR> Fitness: Walk at night to meet fitbit goal Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:55:04 EST Get UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720333 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1564124442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "If you’re tired and weary, stop and rest for a little while, but not too long. Then get back up, get yourself working on something meaningful, and you’ll feel a renewed sense of energy." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Not paid yet.... so still a little stressed but I find myself immersed in getting better at my job. This gives me a renewed energy. <BR> <BR> My horoscope today was "This is a good day in which to inspi... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:34:21 EST Today will give you opportunities http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719560 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l281277143.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, life will give you the opportunity to be honest. Take that opportunity, and keep yourself aligned with the power of truth. <BR> <BR> Today, life will give you the opportunity to be compassionate. Take that opportunity, and feel the priceless satisfaction that comes from making a difference in the lives of others. <BR> <BR> Today, life will give you the opportunity to act with discipline and focus. Take tha... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 04:26:11 EST Be Enthusiastic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718847 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1036538675.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "So go ahead and let yourself be wonderfully, refreshingly enthusiastic about this day, this place, and this opportunity to make the most of it all. Let your enthusiasm show, and you will show all the world how great life can be." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> i will live today enthusiastically! <BR> We had a nice father's day at my son's home. He had us and his wife's family and the food was delicious ( my wei... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:13:50 EST Week 10 Campwannabefit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718347 Week 10 Kin59vara's Camp Activity <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps a day <BR> Self Reflection <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> Book Club: Casual Reader <BR> Making Connections <BR> Strength Training <BR> Good Nutrition basics <BR> <BR> Measurements <BR> <BR> Measurement for week: more points for week <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Track: Good nutrition basis: <BR> <BR> Fitness: Walk at night to meet fitbit goal <BR> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:09:57 EST End of school year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718231 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1056433714.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Imbalances between work and family are especially noticeable these days" is what is said about today and I agree! <BR> <BR> Life has been intense lately and this is the last week of school which increases the amount of work that needs to be done and shortens the time that there is to do it. <BR> <BR> My son and daughter in law are having us up for a barbecue to celebrate Father's Day. This should b... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 06:02:24 EST Do what is necessary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717621 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1672415765.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. <BR> -- Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> "Though there are many problems, there are always many more positive possibilities. To transform those possibilities into positive reality, it’s up to you to take purposeful, focused action." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I have the power to realize my dreams if I conti... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:23:21 EST Positive Thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716945 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l578382025.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Choose those thoughts that will frame this day in a positive, purposeful perspective. Your thoughts are yours to control, so make good use of them to give your actions and your life a powerful advantage." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I feel so good about NOT having to resign because they have negotiated some extra money for me at my job. It really flames my passion. <BR> <BR> Last Sunday was Pentecost Su... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:24:27 EST To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716213 "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." <BR> -- Anatole France <BR> <BR> This is my favorite quote. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a wonderful day! They want to keep me at the job that i resigned from and I am very happy to be able to talk to them to determine if something can be done to make it mutually agreeable. <BR> <BR> It is so great to be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Then my brother called to say that he had visitors to his restauran... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:01:05 EST A time for change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715424 "Time is filled with great promise and possibility. Claim all that value with purposeful, focused effort and lift your world higher as each moment passes." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I resigned from a position I loved but unfortunately the pay was irregular and the work intense. It was very difficult decision to make but one that needed to be done. Once I made the decision I needed to do it. I gave a month's notice. <BR> <BR> I know that I will miss the pay, irregular that it is but I am hopin... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:47:07 EST Take a step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713883 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1533676060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Let go of the empty wishes, the complaints, the apprehensions, and let yourself do what you do best. Let yourself live richly by acting in every moment to make your world a better place." by Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I was feeling really depressed about the amount of time my work was taking me and then not getting my paycheck in a timely way. Not getting paid compromises everything as I can't pay bills, get ... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 05:18:45 EST Week 9 Camp Wannabefit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713262 Week 9 Kin59vara's Camp Activity <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps a day <BR> Self Reflection <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> Book Club: Casual Reader <BR> Making Connections <BR> Strength Training <BR> Cleaner Eating <BR> <BR> Measurements <BR> <BR> Measurement for week: weight loss <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Track: Cleaner Eating : <BR> <BR> Fitness: Walk at night to meet fitbit goal Sun, 8 Jun 2014 07:34:15 EST Imagine and do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712526 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1149153198.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. <BR> -- W. Somerset Maugham <BR> <BR> Yesterday i took some time to 'relax' and then read this in the morning "It’s great to be peaceful, relaxed, and enjoying life. And you can be all those things while putting forth disciplined, persistent, effective effort" Ralph Marston. <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 06:38:52 EST Being True to yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711783 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1801056911.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Only do what your heart tells you. <BR> -- Princess Diana <BR> <BR> Life has been crazy! I have had an infection that created chaos and a back up at work. My mouth still is really sore. <BR> <BR> As it always happens school as it winds down get frantic and dramatic. Yesterday when things were brought up I realized that I have to do what my heart and my ethics tell me to do and then I will be happy. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 03:12:35 EST Keep Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710246 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1293644455.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "At any time and place, in any situation, you can choose a positive, empowering, life-affirming perspective. Keep positive power on the inside, and you can successfully deal with whatever happens everywhere else." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I am starting to feel better! YEAH! As the school year closes it appears as if the paperwork skyrockets. <BR> <BR> I feel that I am getting better at organizing myself ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 05:39:32 EST Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709489 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1796089104.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "It’s easy and natural to feel frustrated with life. When you do, step back, experience the frustration, and let it motivate you, but don’t let it control you." Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> I look like I have been in a fight in fact two doctors asked if I was abused! Yesterday was a really crazy day. I have been not feeling well but thought it was a sinus infection. Call doctor and had lunch time appointment. I... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:26:37 EST Week 8 Camp Wannabefit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708268 Week 8 Kin59vara's Camp Activity <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps a day <BR> Self Reflection <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> Book Club: Casual Reader <BR> Making Connections <BR> Strength Training <BR> Cleaner Eating <BR> <BR> Measurements <BR> <BR> Measurement for week: one habit a week( no eating in car: continue, exercise in AM,greek yogurt as afternoon snack with vegie, Vegetable in the morning,at least .5 mile at night,water) <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Track: Cleaner Eating : Track food... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:06:50 EST