MAGIK0731's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MAGIK0731 MAGIK0731'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/ Interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818327 I was just going to post a blog on how I am feeling but decided to journal it instead. Soon as I saved the document, I checked my phone and saw a tweet that said: "It's always good to speak from the heart Trouble is most people speak from the mind and confuse it with the heart. The heart speaks love." Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:17:14 EST Motivational Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815479 "It's not what it is; it's what you make of it. Today's outcome is in your hands, so make it joyful and exhilarating." - Alex and Ani Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:52:20 EST Tweet/Verse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812493 I saw this tweet from Victoria Osteen and thought I'd share it: <BR> <BR> "It takes more energy to be negative than it does to be positive. Be happy, be hopeful and give yourself a rest!" <BR> <BR> I also saw this: "Proverbs 16:9 tells us that 'We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. He is at work no matter what you see!" Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:05:41 EST Hindi Lessons / Course http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806232 Does anyone know of a college that offers Hindi in the Philadelphia area? Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:44:58 EST Happy Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768637 Have a great day! Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:13:00 EST Happy HuMp Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767980 Break through those hurdles! <BR> <BR> Tackle that work out! <BR> <BR> Believe in yourself! <BR> <BR> You GOT this! <BR> <BR> You can do it! <BR> <BR> You will succeed! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:07:10 EST Closer to the Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767234 One day closer to the weekend! Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:43:49 EST Hmm...Ok... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764122 Last night I looked at myself in the mirror and did NOT like what I saw. My tummy was HUGE! I know I have been having a lot of salt lately and I know that is partly the cause but that is still not excuse. I also noticed this AM the frame of my face is hidden on the sides. I need to do something about it. I MUST do something about it. <BR> <BR> I eat ok during the day but dinner is the culprit. I must make these changes to succeed and by gosh darn it, I will! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:57:49 EST Happy HuMp Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763488 Have an awesome day everyone! Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:04:21 EST Keeping My Head Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762751 So I didn't have the best review with my boss last week and I knew it was coming. I haven't been giving my work my all and that is due to a few different factors. I am not looking for excuses, just stating the facts. I also know that I what I am currently doing isn't what I want to be doing. I need to figure out what is it that I want to actually DO and then go do it. Even if it means going back to school. For now I am going to make improvements and simultaneously figure what I want to do, cr... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:33 EST Happy HuMp Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758809 Will be having a 1:1 with my boss today, wish me luck! Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:13:21 EST Summer Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758151 Although this week's weather is suppose to be enjoyable where is the August weather? It is suppose to be low humidity and upper 70s/low 80s all week. It made me realize Fall will be approaching soon. That that I haven't seen the signs in ALL the stores. I really want to enjoy the heat because we only get a few months of it and I like it. I love the feeling of the warm sun on my skin (I don't sit it in for hours or even tan), sometimes even breaking a sweat bc to me, sweating is living! Who kn... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:44:23 EST Have a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757516 Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and a great start to the work week. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:25:28 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753559 Just wanted to check in a say HELLO! Hope everyone had a great weekend and a great start to the week! Tue, 5 Aug 2014 10:53:34 EST Feeling Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748796 This morning I am wearing a pair of pants that use to feel a little tight around the waist but this morning they aren't!!!! I have been watching my calories as well as my salt intake and so far so good! :) I have always put in my mind that I want to be "slim & trim" again. That was a compliment a neighbor gave me 8 yrs ago and I KNOW I can do it again. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:09:40 EST My Birthday Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748102 I still have that childlike feeling when July starts esp when it is the last week. Why you ask? Bc it is my bday week! My bday is the 31st and I am super excited! I don't see it as a year older, I see it for what it IS...the day I came into the world! I know I am no Mother Teresa but who says I have to be. I am ME and I like me, not I love me! Sure I have my days just like everyone else but overall, I am happy who I have become and who I will grow to be. I am not perfect but I am perfect for ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:49:44 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746225 It is a beautiful morning and will continue to be a beautiful day. I cannot wait to get outside and enjoy it. I was suppose to be getting on a plane today but I had to move out my flight and I thought I was going to be sad because of my change but it turns out that I am not. I am happy. Happy that I know I did the right thing and happy that I have more time to prepare for my trip. My goals for today: <BR> <BR> 1. To really buckle down and be productive today at work. <BR> 2. Stick to my ea... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:41:55 EST Signs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745566 Does anyone else here believe in signs? There was a time in high school I did, then as I got to college I really didn't but now I truly believe in them. It is not only because of a book I read - Ask and It is Given but I have noticed things happening. At first I was getting frustrated because I could not understand why things were unfolding the way they were and now I know. There are some crazy things going on in the world and I believe someone upstairs is trying to keep me safe. I also belie... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:47:03 EST Happy HuMp Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744797 Hope you all have a great day! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:06:59 EST It's only Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744310 I feel as though I have put in a long week and it is only Tuesday. Good thing I had the right attitude yesterday! WOOWEE! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:32:08 EST It's Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743489 I refuse to look at this week as another "work week" instead I am going to face it head on and say "I will kick butt!" "I will learn something new" "I will show them!" Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:59:52 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741417 May your day be filled with positivity, love & happiness! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:30:03 EST Waking Up in the AM (without coffee) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739943 I have been drinking green tea in the morning as opposed to coffee and I will say I feel much better through out the day. Although I never really needed to rely on coffee to wake me up, I would have a cup every morning just for the flavor or maybe it is because that is what adults are "supposed to do." Anyhow, I read an article recently that said apples also wake you in the morning. So I pose this question to you all, what do you do to wake up in the AM? (I have never been an early morning ex... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:31:41 EST Doin' It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739190 I have been eating right and doing some exercises and am proud of myself. I am understanding that this weight did not get put on overnight so it is not going to come off overnight. I am watching what I am eating and fitting in some exercises while watching tv. I know I will get there. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:49:40 EST Busy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738438 Hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> I will be having a very busy week but wanted to wish you all well. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:55:00 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736584 Hope you all have a FABULOUS day! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:13:14 EST Happy Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735890 Here is to a positive and productive day! <em>213</em> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:50:10 EST Safe Travels to all my BHs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735227 Hope all my BHs that are going to Vegas enjoy their time and live it up!!! Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:52:26 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734414 Yesterday I was very aware of what I ate. I have been very aware every day since the dreadful weigh in (7/3 to be exact). In my mind I was calculating what I ate and how much I had remaining. I was careful what I chose for dinner because I didn't want to choose anything bad. I wanted to stay in my range and I did! I even did my exercises last night. <BR> <BR> That scale showed me the light and I plan on TKO'ing it! :) Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:28:47 EST On the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733687 I got on the scale for the first time in a long time and let me just tell you, I couldn't believe it! I was never a fan of the scale because I never liked the number. I always felt the scale was never correct because its a number that can make you feel terrible. I always relied on measurements. However I decided to "bite the bullet" and hop on, I knew I put some weight back on since my loss 8 yrs ago but I didn't think I put on that much; I neglected to keep track of my measurements as well. ... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:09:09 EST Happy Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731214 Hope you have a happy, healthy, productive and positive Thursday! Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:15:15 EST Happy HuMp Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730410 Have a great day everyone! Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:20:40 EST Happy First Day of July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729720 Can you believe it is JULY already? Wow! This year is zipping on by! It has been an interesting one for me thus far but I believe any bad that could have happen did happen and now that the first half is over, I am confident the second half will be kick the first half's rear-end! :) <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:31:28 EST Short Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728979 I cannot believe this weekend is 4th of July! Super duper excited to have off Friday as well! WOOHOO!!! <BR> <BR> Here's to having a productive, healthy & POSITIVE week! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:20:42 EST Happy Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726459 Just checking in to say Hello! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:42:47 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725752 Hope everyone is having/had a great HuMp Day! Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:15:40 EST You Know Who You Are http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724031 I just wanted to give a shout out to one of my friends here on SP. She is always ready to listen and offer a logical POV even if I don't want to hear it at times. :) She helps bring me back to Earth when I feel frazzled and just by listening and offering advice (that I often tell to people) she helped changed my mood 100%. I am so thankful for her. Although we haven't met in person but she has meant more to me in the past few years than she knows. Thank you girl! Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:46:49 EST Sleepy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721232 My eyes are so heavy today! We had a bad t-storm that woke me up out of my sleep and it took me a few minutes to get back to dreamland and then there are my noisy neighbors. I think I will invest in a pair of ear plugs! :) <BR> <BR> Anyway, hope you all have a great day! Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:22:35 EST It's Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717060 Hope you all have a great day and a great weekend! Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:52:41 EST Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714912 Hi All! <BR> Just wanted to check in since I haven't blogged in a few weeks. Things have been crazy in my world but nothing that would keep me down. We got through it and because of Faith. I am a believer much more now than ever. I will keep staying positive because I know He has my best interest in mind. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:04:58 EST It's FINALLY FRIIIIIIIIIIIIIDAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696276 Albeit a rainy one and believe when I say "rainy" is an UNDERstatement! Regardless, it is FrIdAy!!!! WOOHOO! Here is to hoping it is a quick yet productive one. I hope it is a healthy one for sick, a happy one for the sad and an positive one for everyone! Fri, 16 May 2014 09:34:44 EST Long Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695561 It has been a long week and we STILL are not done! Gadzooks!!! Has it been long for anyone else? <BR> <BR> I have managed to go for a walk every day this week and have been eating well. I can feel a difference in my body but nothing drastic and that is ok. I keep focusing on my short-term goals and have managed to stay optimistic in other areas of my life. Sometimes it is easy and other time it is not. All I can do is focus on the right here, right now. I am focused on being healthy, eating... Thu, 15 May 2014 09:54:42 EST Happy HuMp Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694752 Although feeling a little sleepy, green tea will wake me up, I feel great! I did 2 miles yesterday and slept well last night. Keeping my food clean and getting some walks in, I am getting there. <BR> <BR> Today's thought: <BR> <BR> If you feel like something or someone is getting to you...use that energy to kick butt at the gym. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day! <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 May 2014 09:21:59 EST Ohm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694014 This morning I saw this quote on SP: <BR> <BR> "Things turn out best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out. " - John Wooden <BR> <BR> I found this very fitting considering the mindset I have been dealing with for quite some time. Rather than being frustrated with how things are turning out, I am going to allow these changes and accept that everything that has happened until now has been due to what kind of energy I have been putting out there in the universe. I cannot ... Tue, 13 May 2014 09:14:52 EST What a Great Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693470 We had such nice weather this weekend so needless to say I took advantage of it. I did some running but mostly walking which was fine. I am hopeful the rain will hold off this afternoon so I can get another walk in. If not, no harm in going to the gym or walking around a local mall (no harm there, right). Anyway, hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and a great Monday! Mon, 12 May 2014 14:26:23 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691257 Patiently waiting over here for the sun to come out. I thought it was going to but it isn't looking too promising. Hope this weekend will be beautiful, want to go out for a run. <BR> <BR> My plan for today: if not raining, do a mile at the park, if raining: do a run/walk combo at the gym. Fri, 9 May 2014 11:20:20 EST Happy HuMp Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689676 This morning was beautiful but it looks like the clouds are rolling in. Better today than the weekend! :) <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Wed, 7 May 2014 10:34:55 EST Almost the Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684725 I am so ready for it! Thu, 1 May 2014 09:26:14 EST Cause I'm HAPPY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684114 Just found out that Jordan Knight (guy in my avi) will be on tour this Fall! WOOHOO!!!! He will be touring with Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys (not keen on him but oh well). YAY! Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:24:29 EST Cool & Dreary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683112 Looks like the cool & dreary weather caught up with our region. I much rather have this weather during the work week than the weekend and I think everyone agrees. Don't get me wrong, there are days I wish I could work in my pjs rather than getting ready for work. <BR> <BR> I don't think the rain will hold off in the evening so I will have to make a trip to the gym or do some videos at home. We shall see. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:25:38 EST