KRISTINSGOALS's SparkPeople Blog KRISTINSGOALS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Living the Life, Day 85 - November progress <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <em>315</em> <em>422</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello, my friends!! Well, it's mid-November. This month is flying by. I'm here to check on my November goals and readjust as needed! Here are my November goals: <BR> <BR> Daily Intermittent Fasting - eating within a 5-hour window every day <BR> <BR> 400,000 steps <BR> <BR> 10 strength training sessions - either Pilates or Total Gym <BR> <BR> <BR> So far, with my fast... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:30:25 EST Living the Life, Day 72 - November Goals <em>422</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> How exciting!! November is here! Okay....time for some goals to keep me going this entire month through. I tell ya, realizing that just keeping on keeping on in October got me to 426,582 steps total for the month, really fired me up. <BR> <BR> November Goals: <BR> <BR> Daily Intermittent Fasting - eating within a 5-hour window every day <BR> <BR> 400,000 steps <em>295</em> ... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 15:44:40 EST Living the Life, Day 70 - and new goals reached! <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Wow!! <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Fall is here and things are happenin'!!! I am very excited about how well I did in October. This past week or ....almost two....I felt like my UMPH! had dwindled. But, apparently I kept that UMPH! going well enough to show some fruits of its labors at the end of the month. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been walking on my makeshift treadmill desk during my work days for about 10 weeks now. 7 of those 10 weeks... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:38:41 EST Living the Life, Day 39 - and enjoying the Lovely Limes! I'm a member of the Lovely Limes BLC team. What a lovely little family they all are! I am really enjoying being part of the team simply because they are all so kind and supportive of each other.....and genuinely seem to care about each other. I enjoy the weekly challenges as well. They are helping me to remain consistent....even through the weekends! <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> * Cute Halloween stickers - I have some sitting on my desk, ready to go on some thank you cards and Hallow... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:55:13 EST Living the Life, Day 25 Thank you for the support on my forgetting my little guy yesterday. Boy, things like that really shake my mother-faith, I tell ya. I've always worried that one little mistake or forgetful moment will hurt my children or one of them....beyond repair. What a horrible feeling that would be. Thankfully yesterday's forgetfulness didn't hurt him...just shook him up and caused us to get a plan in place, in case something like that happened again. <BR> <BR> Five hour eating window was done and... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 22:05:24 EST Living the Life, Day 24 On to a new week! My weekend was wonderful. A nice, family weekend. Got over 8k steps on both days and stuck to my five-hour eating window too! <BR> <BR> Found a website that talks about the five-hour eating window. Thought I'd post it here in case anyone has questions....I know Dawn asked to learn more about it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lifestyle/ </link> <BR> <BR> * forgiveness - I forgot to pick up my youngest son from school today. Poor guy was... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 21:44:29 EST Living the Life, Day 21 <em>244</em> Day 21! I love it! Things are going well, going strong. I'm still following my 5-hour fasting window, working a little harder this week to stick to it more rigidly. And I'm still working on my makeshift treadmill desk. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> * communication with my husband. Sure helps to mend tender feelings. <em>220</em> <BR> * Lovely Lime team challenge. Started yesterday, looking forward to the team building and getting to know my team members. <em>381</... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:49:46 EST Living the Life, Day 12 Got my workout done first thing this morning - it was a Total Gym workout. Yesterday, I got 21k steps done. Today will hopefully be about the same! <BR> <BR> * coconut coffee in my happy-faces-of-my-kids mug <BR> * little phone call with my sister last evening - it was her 40th birthday <em>409</em> <BR> * watching American Ninja Warrior last night with my's so fun to yell and scream with my kids and vote for the people who've worked so hard <em>84</em> Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:53:15 EST Goals again Interesting....On my Goal blog yesterday, WOUBBIE says "What is the reward of reaching a goal? Having to set a new goal, lol!" <BR> <BR> That comment has gotten my mind working this morning. Why do I enjoy setting/reaching goals? Usually, when I set a goal that has an end and should have a reward, I don't ever give myself the reward. The reward is never really the motivating factor, for some reason.....I don't usually *believe* in the reward, to be honest. <BR> <BR> I think my reaso... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:24:21 EST Living the Life, Day 11 * Yesterday, I got 24k steps. That was super awesome and my legs and feet weren't killing me. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> * LIMES. I LOVE GREEN, so being part of the Lovely Limes team is perfect!!! Makes me smile every time I open a green page with Limes in the background! <em>106</em> <em>470</em> I think that's a low-carb limey drink there for sure. <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> * Laughter with two coworkers today. I work from home, for a large casino company, and it gets a bit lo... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:10:40 EST Goals, Goals, Goals Obviously, I'm a girl who is big into GOALS. My SparkName has GOALS in it, and my SparkPage is called GOALS Aren't for Sissies. I love goals and talk about them just about every day with my kids. My husband, for years, has said, "Why do you need to set a goal? Just do it!" Well, I don't work like that....not sure why it's not that simple for me, but it's just not! I LOVE GOALS. <BR> <BR> My favorite part on my Spark Start Page is the part that lets me set GOALS to check on every day. ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:59:20 EST Living the Life, Day 10 What a nice, busy day this has been! YAY for Mondays that fly right by! <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> This morning, I did *not* want to workout. But, I wanted to be able to come here and say that I did it. My commitment has been to get 30 minutes of a workout every day, on top of whatever steps I get all day on my treadmill. So, I got up, got dressed and did 30 minutes of Shape It Up! by Debbie Seibers. She is a killer, that girl. WOW. <em>40</em> <em>417</em> <BR> <BR> * Found m... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:00:19 EST Living the Life, Day 9 Lovely little Sunday here. <BR> <BR> * Went on a little staycation at a local hotel last night with my husband. It's always fun to get away, even if it's just for one night. <BR> * Last day of the summer for our local, community pool to be open. Went for about 2.5 hours and got my sun in! Love it! <em>237</em> <BR> * Husband wanted to take a picture of me in my bikini today, since it's the last day and all. The perfectionist in me wanted to make him wait until I'm back to my goa... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:00:34 EST Treadmill Desk My new SparkFriend, DAWNWATERWOMAN, asked to talk more about my treadmill desk, so here I am! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> I have wanted a treadmill desk for a very long time, but my husband has always thought that they are ineffective because one couldn't possibly be able to type and *actually* work while walking at the same time. Well, last week I decided that I want one anyway! Again, my husband, always being the wiser one, recommended creating a makeshift treadmill desk first.....try it... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:38:53 EST Living the Life, Day 8 Today's a nice, busy day for the family....away from school. Three of my kids are working, husband is doing grading/work for his classes, and the kids at home are doing their Saturday duties (chores). For me, I need to clean up my work desk, get my steps done, and post my SparkBlog!! <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a tough, tough day on the treadmill desk. My back and feet were hurting after so long of standing to work, but I was not giving up. It'll just take some time for my bo... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:24:35 EST Intermittent Fasting - just a little info Just thought I'd post a link here about Intermittent Fasting, in case anyone was curious or wondered what the heck I was talking about in my earlier blogs... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2014/06/14/intermittent-fastin<BR>g-longevity.aspx </link> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:54:18 EST Living the Life, Day 7 Wow....7 days back on Spark already. LOVE IT. And I'm glad it's Friday. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday went well.....enough, I guess. Stayed on my treadmill desk for quite a long time and reached 20k steps. Between that and my lower body workout from yesterday, my legs are *feeling it*!! YAY!! My food was pretty good....but still didn't keep within my intermittent fasting, eat-all-my-calories-within-5-hours goal. I'm going to do it today! <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> * Went to... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:52:06 EST Living the Life, Day 6 Back on my treadmill desk this morning. Yesterday, I had a few projects to get done first thing, so I sat at my real desk....and ended up staying there until about 11am. So, didn't get much walking time done. Only 7k steps or so yesterday. Today, I'm hoping for more!! <BR> <BR> My current eating plan is combining intermittent fasting with low-to-no carb. My goal is to eat within a five-hour window, but a few days this week, I've been so busy that I've let that timeframe get a bit out of... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:34:34 EST Living the Life, Day 5 Well, today I'm not as "on fire" as I've been earlier in the week. Honestly, I am a little disappointed that it's only Wednesday and this week isn't going faster! <em>40</em> Can't wait for my school/work routines to get a little easier and more "routine". Then, I'll be fine with the weeks going slowly. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I only got to 12,000 steps or so. My daughter accidentally dropped a frozen steak on my big toe. Man, oh man, did that hurt. I did as much as I could on my tr... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:43:54 EST Living the Life, Day 4 <em>104</em> <em>315</em> YAY for my treadmill desk! I love it!! <BR> <BR> * yesterday, 21,000 steps! WOOHOO!! I think I need to eat a little more and maybe stretch a bit too. I had a tough time sleeping last night after all that! <BR> * clouds bringing some rain and lower temperatures for a few days <BR> * finding some beef bones in the freezer and attempting to make bone broth. We'll see how that goes! <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:06:18 EST Living the Life, Day 3 First day of school! Things have gone pretty smoothly so far today. Littlest guy off to first day of Middle School. WOW. <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> Got a 15-min workout done this morning, but now I'm on my treadmill desk, working. Will have to work on this morning schedule as the days go along. Always takes me a little bit of time to find a routine that works well. <BR> <BR> * chitchats with all my teenagers about their plans for the day with work and school. Sure love those kids <... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:28:17 EST Living the Life, Day 2 Today, I'm back on my makeshift over-the-treadmill desk and loving it. I love that I can actually type while walking! <BR> <BR> Happy moments: <BR> * treadmill desk, of course <em>315</em> <BR> * finding some new friends on Fitbit <BR> * My kids made some yummy treats that I could have....gluten free and low carb - protein waffles and coconut flour cookies. YUM! <BR> * One last summer day at the pool, headed there now for some family time! <BR> * Coconut mocha coffee that reminds me ... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:34:48 EST Living the Life, Day 1 Kathleen DesMaisons, author of Potatoes Not Prozac - a book about sugar sensitivity, talks about taking time each day to remember the happy or positive moments of the day. She calls them "Joy Dots", or bullet points she adds to the top of her emails to her followers. She encourages each member to add their own Joy Dots to their emails as well. <BR> <BR> In an effort to remember the little things that make me smile, I'm going to work to do this each day. <BR> <BR> Today, my little thin... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:27:03 EST August Goals - Final Update This was a fabulous month for me.....still room for improvement, no doubt, but I am still very pleased with my progress. <BR> <BR> August Goals: <BR> 1. Insanity - no missed workouts - didn't happen. I took a week off from work in the middle of the month to spend time with my family and thoroughly enjoyed my lazy time at home with my kids and husband. However, I did jump right back into my workouts after my time off and managed to accomplish 16 Insanity workouts for the month. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:46:56 EST June Goals - Final Update Okay! I am proud of myself and my accomplishments for June! It wasn't 100%, but I really gave it my all. <BR> <BR> 1. 300,000 steps <em>248</em> <BR> 2. 10,000 kettlebell swings - 7950 done, 2050 missing. I didn't set myself up for success on this, leaving *many* of my swings for the last two weeks of the month. Then, I ended up getting a cold on the last four days of the month and couldn't finish my 10,000. Disappointed, but now I have a new mindset for July. <BR> 3. 22 Insanit... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 00:09:56 EST Gotta love a good workout I tell ya...good workouts make it all worth it. You know the kind of workout I'm talking about? The ones that you didn't really want to do in the first place, but you committed to doing it when you were full of energy and sitting on your fanny, setting goals. The workout that makes you rethink your goals....not only do you no longer care about your goals, but now you rethink the idea that being fat and unhealthy, sitting on the couch watching reruns of Big Bang Theory, as an idea worth exp... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:47:56 EST June Goals Good morning, June!! This is going to be a great month. I have some lofty goals this month, and I am going to work hard to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> 1. 300,000 steps <BR> 2. 10,000 kettlebells <BR> 3. 22 Insanity! workouts <BR> 4. Nutrition <BR> a. 20 Low Carb, on plan days. Maybe if I take it bit by bit, I will see improvement here!! <BR> b. No going to my work cafeteria. This is a huge downfall spot for me. <BR> c. Only eat foods I bring to work with me. No eating foods ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 14:04:49 EST May Goals - Final Update May was a pretty good month for my goals. <BR> <BR> 1. 310,000 steps - <em>248</em> 329,862 steps done! <BR> <BR> 2. 10,000 kettlebells - <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. 22 weighted workouts - Goal almost met - 20 weighted workouts done!! <BR> <BR> 4. Nutritional Ketosis - geez....still struggling on this one, and the scale is reflecting it. I am up from last Saturday, but I am still down 2.4 lbs from the 1st of May! <BR> <BR> On to June!! Sat, 1 Jun 2013 12:51:41 EST May Goals Well, I'm a little behind this month. I got off to a good start on the 1st, but have missed every workout since then. Geez.... I gotta get back in gear quickly!! <BR> <BR> Goals for May: <BR> <BR> 1. 310,000 steps <BR> 2. 10,000 kettlebells <BR> 3. 22 weighted workouts scheduled (including Pilates workouts) - goal is to complete at least 15 of those. <BR> 4. Nutritional Ketosis. Going to try again on this one. I'm having a tough time already this month, but not giving up! Sat, 4 May 2013 22:29:19 EST April Goals - final entry April was a great learning month for me. I finally figured out a way to get my kettlebells done without torturing myself. I realized that it's easier for me to push myself hard during the first two weeks of the month, but struggle the third week and then finally get (mostly) back in gear the last week. I figure that if I learn my body's patterns and adjust my goals to them, that I'll probably be a bit more successful over the long haul and stop beating myself up so much. <BR> <BR> So, for... Wed, 1 May 2013 00:50:17 EST April Goals - from 4/5 and 4/6 Well, I'm kicking butt and taking names....partially b/c I can hardly lift my arms to brush my teeth, but partially b/c I'm doing awesome. Got my workouts done as planned yesterday and today. I'm up to 2600 kettlebell swings done for the month of April already. I'm 100% on top of my steps goal so far as well. Food is spot on plan for very low carb. Ketones are .4 millimolar today. I'm shooting for between .5 and 3.0, but I'll take .4!!! <BR> <BR> On to the 7th!!! Sun, 7 Apr 2013 00:32:08 EST April Goals - from 4/1 - 4/4 Okay! I'm doing pretty well so far. I'm only 800 steps shy of being on track with my steps. Yesterday, I did Wednesday and Thursday's workouts, so I'm just missing Monday's workout. I'll make that up another time this month. I am really looking forward to tonight's workout, too!! <BR> <BR> Food has been spot on. Now, I need to get my ketosis meter out tonight to just double check that I'm still on track with keeping myself in ketosis! Fri, 5 Apr 2013 12:55:11 EST April Goals <em>104</em> I need these blogs to keep me accountable!!! I set my goals for April on the first, but only reached my daily goals on the 2nd! <BR> <BR> Goals for the month of April: <BR> <BR> 1) 300,000 steps <BR> 2) daily strength workouts on a four-day rotation. (I have them already scheduled and written on my calendar.) <BR> 3) 10,000 kettlebell swings (These are included in my strength training rotation.) <BR> 4) Nutritional Ketosis, and shooting for 1800 calories per day. <... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 11:55:06 EST March Goals - final update I normally say to my kids each time I reach my daily walking goal.... <BR> <BR> READ IT AND WEEP, BABY!!!!! <BR> <BR> Woohoooo!!!! I reached one of my goals for the month of March! Yes, that means I did not reach all of my goals, but I did reach one of them...and it was challenging! <BR> <BR> From the beginning of the month, here are the goals I set: <BR> <BR> 1. 10,000 steps every day. That's 310,000 steps in the month. <BR> 2. 20 minutes of Pilates every day. <BR> 3. 10,0... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:54:44 EST March Goals - 3/17 to 3/21 Oh, dear....playing catch up! Thankfully, this will still be quick. I've been out of commission most of the last five days with strep. Finally got a little walking in yesterday, but still didn't reach my 10,000 step goal. Haven't done Pilates nor Kettlebells since getting sick. Bummer on that one for sure. Hopefully I'll be back at both of those tomorrow. We'll see. Trying to give my body a chance to recover fully first. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I received my blood ketone monitor. Very, ... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:33:48 EST March Goals - 3/13 to 3/16 The past three days have been good. 10,000 steps each day, Pilates each day, low in carbs, high fat. Friday was more carbs than normal - about 60 grams, so I'd still call that a good day, given all the family events going on that day. <BR> <BR> I've recently bought a new blood ketone monitor, but I'm just waiting for the strips that go with it. I am going to monitor my ketone levels daily for a while to keep myself accountable and make sure that I'm in ketosis. Nutritional Ketosis....t... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:35:36 EST March Goals - from 3/12 Yesterday <BR> <BR> 10500 steps done (189500 to go) <BR> 0 kettlebells (7750 left) <BR> 20 min Pilates done. <BR> <BR> I was very sore yesterday from my kettlebells I did the day before. I feel better today, so I'll definitely get some done after work. <BR> <BR> Food: Fat 66.5%, Protein 21.6%, Carb 11.9%. My carb intake was 47g. Trying to get lower than that today. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:46:48 EST March Goals - from 3/11 Another good day. Got several walks done with my kids, since it was my day off. I really enjoy being outdoors with my kids. Eating was okay, not spectacular. Trying to figure out where I want to be exactly with my eating....then, I'll start posting more details and posting my food. <BR> <BR> 10500 steps done (200,000 steps left to go) <BR> 500 KB done (7750 left) <BR> 20 min Pilates done <BR> <BR> I waited until after dinner to get the Pilates and kettlebells done, which was when I was... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:12:43 EST March Goals - from 3/10 Yesterday was on plan. <BR> <BR> 10,500 steps done (310,000/99500/21500 to go) <BR> 0 kettlebells (10000/1750/8250) <BR> 20 min Pilates done (10 sessions done for the month so far) <BR> <BR> Food was okay. 71.9% fat, 15.8% protein, 12.3% carbs. The majority of my carbs came from the popcorn I shared with my husband at the movies last night. That's something I haven't decided if I want to cut out or not. We don't get very much time together and we really enjoy going to the movies. Popc... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:30:01 EST March Goals - from 3/8 & 3/9 Well, this daily blogging stuff is tougher than it looked when I was mouthin' off the other day! <em>40</em> Yesterday, several times throughout the day at work, I remembered about my blog commitment and said, "I'll do that in a sec." .....then, promptly forgot to do it. So, I gotta work on a time frame for posting these.... <BR> <BR> Friday, 3/8, was the first day of me committing to eat ON PLAN. It really helped to know that I had committed to coming here and telling all of you th... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:15:37 EST March Goals - from 3/7 Hello, again. Boy, posting my own daily blogs seems so extremely redundant. Geez. However, I have really enjoyed reading everyone else's blogs this week! Redundance aside, I'm really thinking about continuing these blogs each day throughout this challenge to keep myself accountable to what I've committed to doing. I really need to make some progress on this journey and need help with it, help with the accountability aspect, and I can't seem to find any other way of being held accountable... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 12:56:07 EST March Goals - from 3/6 Yesterday was a win again. <BR> <BR> 10753 steps done <BR> no kettlebells <BR> 20 min Pilates done! <BR> <BR> My son was very sick, but while he slept, I worked and worked to get those steps and Pilates done. <BR> <BR> Asking for help....I have a tough time with that one. It's hard for me to put myself out there. However, I do find motivation from all of you by visiting your pages and reading your blogs. So, perhaps you are helping me without me verbally asking for it. <BR> <em>... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 17:58:18 EST March Goals - from 3/5 Oh dear....gotta get this blog done before I go to bed! It's sure been a long couple of days. My little guy has been super sick and you know how that can mess up a mom's schedule. Thankfully, I've still done pretty well, given the circumstances. <BR> <BR> Yesterday: <BR> 8300 steps done (fine with this, since we were in the ER for four hours) <BR> 500 kettlebell swings done <BR> 20 min of Pilates done <BR> <BR> Overall, not a bad day yesterday. <BR> <BR> So, on my habit of thinking posi... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 22:46:29 EST March Goals - from 3/4 Well, yesterday wasn't that amazing. Didn't reach my steps goal, however did get 450 kettlebell swings done, as well as my Pilates. I had so many things to catch up on since it was my day off from work, so the steps didn't get done. Oh well....moving on! <BR> <BR> 6300 steps done <BR> 450 kettlebell swings done <BR> 20 min of Pilates done <BR> <BR> Struggling with feeling disappointment in myself, but, in an effort to work on my new habit, I'm allowing myself to not be perfect and trying... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 20:18:13 EST March Goals - from 3/3 Okay....well, yesterday wasn't that amazing. But, I did reach most of my goals. The only thing I missed was my kettlebells. I work on Sundays until 4:30pm, and really enjoy spending my Sunday evenings with my husband. So, I got my 10,000 steps done and spent the rest of the evening with him. So, my plan for the month is altered just a little bit. I'm still shooting for 10,000 kettlebell swings, but I'm not going to do any on Sundays. I'm just going to bump it up a little on Mondays and ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:17:19 EST March Goals - from 3/2 Well, yesterday was a win, too! I reached all my goals, aside from my eating, which could have done just a little better. <BR> <BR> 11008 steps done! <BR> 325 kettlebell swings done! <BR> 20 minutes of Pilates done! <BR> <BR> I had to work a little harder yesterday to get it all done, since I didn't get much walking done at work. But, I am feeling pride in myself that I've been committed 100% to getting it done. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, my new habit was to start thinking positively about... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 08:41:54 EST March Goals - from 3/1 Okay! March 1st was a winner!! It took me until 9:15pm, but I got it all done! <BR> <BR> 10.318 steps done! <BR> 325 kettlebell swings done! <BR> 20 min of Pilates done! <BR> <BR> Here goes the 2nd!! <BR> <BR> New habit...thinking positively about myself. I need to work on this. <BR> <BR> Kristin Sat, 2 Mar 2013 08:57:37 EST March Goals Good morning, everyone! <BR> <BR> I was thinking about posting a blog every day in March...hadn't quite decided on it. Then, I read about the 5% challenge for this coming week that encourages us to post our own blogs! Okay then! <BR> <BR> My goals for March are lofty, but definitely goals I can commit to fully. I've been working on my commitment level for a week or so. It usually takes me a little bit of time to get my brain wrapped around goals and the commitment I'm willing to give to... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:00:35 EST Do I have enough Integrity? So, my calendar that I mark my weight and measurements on is hanging in my walk-in closet. It's a Motivational Calendar that I got from the dollar store, and I love it. For the month of October, there is a picture of an owl and the word - INTEGRITY - below it. Then, the caption says: <BR> <BR> One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. - Baltasar Gracian <BR> <BR> This morning, I am very willing to admit that I do not have Integrity on a daily basis whe... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 10:01:01 EST Dare to Dream? After my blog post yesterday on my quest to find my dream goal, I got some incredible feedback. Thank you to all of you who gave me your thoughts and input! <BR> <BR> This morning, when reading through all the posts and blogs I was linked to, I shared some thoughts with my 15-year old daughter. She sent me these links back: <BR> <BR> Plateaus | Dr. Anthony Fernando's Dare To Dream -<BR>plateaus/ <BR> What to do when you run out of motivation | ... 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