LIN1111's SparkPeople Blog LIN1111's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Quote of the Day! Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, <BR> <BR> which fade and are tasteless without it... <BR> <BR> <BR> Lucius Annaeus Seneca <BR> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:55:36 EST Quote of the Day! Maya Angelou: <BR> <BR> One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:51:45 EST Every Day...A Gift from God! Every day is truly a gift from God. So....make the most of each day. Love God and love your neighbors! Make sure to thank your Father in Heaven.....He is blessing you right now!! <BR> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 08:30:56 EST Happiness Happiness doesn`t come from what you don`t know...It comes from what you do know... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 08:46:18 EST Garbage Truck...How True... Garbage Truck , How True !! <BR> > <BR> >One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving <BR> >in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space <BR> >right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and <BR> >missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head <BR> >around and started yelling at us. <BR> > <BR> >My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really ... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:17:42 EST Making Pancakes... Making Pancakes... <BR> <BR> <BR> Six year old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and pull ed out the heavy flour canister, spilling it on the floor. <BR> <BR> He scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands, mixed in most of a cup of milk and added some sugar, leaving a floury trail on the floor which by now had a few tracks left by his kitten. <BR> Brandon was ... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:01:26 EST Spark Coach Well I tried it out for the 14 days and I did find the opening thought of the day helpful but as far as the rest for me, I found it pretty much the same as SP for some it will help but as for me I already keep track of exercise and food daily so I do not feel the need to pay for this on Spark Coach...If you need extra incentive then yes it could be of benefit to you... <em>252</em> <em>334</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 07:12:23 EST LOOK AGAIN... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. <BR> The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young <BR> woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. <BR> <BR> <BR> 'That laundry is not very clean', she said. <BR> 'She doesn't know how to wash correctly. <BR> <BR> Perhaps she needs better laundry soap' <BR> <BR> Her husband looked on, but remained silent. <BR> <BR> Every time her neigh... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 08:25:27 EST Clarity <BR> <BR> CLARITY <BR> <BR> My mind is clear; my heart is open. I am at peace. <BR> When I sense that my thoughts are turbulent and unfocused, I am best served by closing my eyes and taking a few moments to catch my breath. With each deep breath, my thoughts begin to clear. I soak in the love and peace of God. I take in this moment of serenity. As my mind stills and calms, I ask for guidance and direction, and I experience the fog lifting. <BR> With a clear mind and heart, I make myself a... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:19:37 EST True Worship TRUE WORSHIP <BR> <BR> Scripture: John 4:23 "True worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth." <BR> <BR> Worship was originally spelled "worthship" and means to acknowledge the worth of the one being worshipped. Worshipping God has to do with who God the Father is and not just acknowledging and praising Him for what He has done or is doing for us. Knowledge is the mother of devotion and those who are empty of the Word of God cannot worship God in truth because true worsh... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:37:04 EST The Prayer of Surrender Sharing this from Pam Kidd...I pray it touches all who read it as it did myself....God Bless Everyone...Have a wonderful God filled day! <BR> <BR> <BR> The Prayer of Surrender <BR> <BR> Thy will be done…Matthew 6:10 <BR> <BR> <BR> Because I’m perfectly capable of being a control freak, a seeker of revenge and one who hesitates to forgive, Dr. William R. Parker’s point about successful prayer is my ultimate test: “Make prayer an act of surrender,” he says. “Pray dangerously. Let go and l... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:20:04 EST How Long Will You Mourn? <BR> Hi Everyone, Just wanted to share these words of inspiration that I received and I pray that someone will be touched also....God Bless and Have a Spirit filled Sunday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW LONG WILL YOU MOURN? <BR> <BR> Scripture: Isaiah 61:1 & 3 "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me ... to appoint unto them that mourn ... to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness." <BR> ... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:51:26 EST One Day At A Time { continued } Here I am in my 3rd week of being a SP far I have lost nothing as far as weight...I do not get enough calories, fat, protein, or carbs in a day. I am trying but I just do not seem to get it. I also exercise to much as per what the tips I get are. So here I am stuck with 22 lbs to go. I lost 8 in 8 weeks before I started SP so maybe I am just in a rut or something? I did not have sugar for over 7 days and then had a couple fig newtons...well to my surprise 2 was more than enough an... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:25:30 EST One Day At A Time { continued } Day 6 and still no sugar...survived the brownies thus they do not seem so uncontrollable to me so far...but when I got hubby his lunch from the fridge I saw a tootsie roll pop as I keep this small items for the grandchildren...WOW did it reach out and grab me and I could see myself eating it...Good Grief...So anyways I have come this far and I am not turning back...each day that passes I get more strength and its easier to say " NO " Could not do this without God and all the encou... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 07:46:53 EST One Day At A Time { continued } Up to this point going without sugar has been going well...I am 5 days without and today is a real struggle...I made my hubby brownies yesterday and that went great! I did not taste test the batter, lick the bowl, not even the spoon, best is I did not eat any at all. But today every time I walk in the kitchen they pull me towards them. I cannot believe this I really am an addict and I am NOT going to punish anyone in this house by not baking for them just because I cannot control myself...I w... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 10:11:05 EST One Day At A Time { continued } Well its been 4 full days now without SUGAR not as easy as it seems...cinnamon does help with the craving and I just got to keep pushing forward...did not realize how out of control it was...I was never like this until menopause...strange how things work...In fact to be honest most of my life I was anorexic...not proud of that at all but it seemed to be the only part of my life I could ever how did it get so out of control with sugar and carbs? I will and can do this as my greate... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 07:57:02 EST One Day At A Time 3 Well here it is my 1st full week starting on SP...this is exciting...I cannot believe it but I made it through my second day with NO SUGAR...I should gain strength from this small but very large step as I go...Thanks everyone for all the help so far. I can do this! Sun, 3 Jun 2012 06:49:29 EST One Day At A Time 2 Well here I am in day 3 so far so many helpful people and so much encouragement...So much more than I could of asked for...I made it through yesterday with NO SUGAR so one down and many to go. Been given much advice and I am going to try some of the tips I have been given. Thank you sp people for really caring! Today I will go for day 2 no sugar... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 07:02:25 EST One Day At A Time The only way I am going to get through this...some days are so tough and I feel like a failure...having real issues with the sugar demon and its so unlike me...Got some great advice on eating more lean protein so now I just need to get a list and get started on this new menu.... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:42:06 EST