MARCOSMASTER's SparkPeople Blog MARCOSMASTER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Three positive things SparkGuy said I need to write down three positive things, and I could write down about 100 positive things, I got gratitude galore! <BR> <BR> I could walk 11,000 steps today, and my walking partner wasn't there for the second walk. <BR> I have eaten healthy and been focused on my carb intake, got to watch that category. <BR> I saw an old friend and that person marveled at the difference, and I was just talking about the exercise. <BR> Love this program, need to be more active on the blog and... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:54:13 EST Getting back to basics Ok, SparkCoach says I have to plan tomorrows menu, <BR> Breakfast is eggbeaters and turkey sausage <BR> Lunch is salmon and salad <BR> Snack yogurt <BR> Dinner is beef soup and sandwiches <BR> Bottom line, I walk a minimum of two miles a day and need to add weight training. <BR> <BR> I am working on fit and trying not to be stressed, good luck with that right, two folks I love have hospice in their lives. It's hard not to stress eat. Sun, 2 Jun 2013 19:21:09 EST weighin is on Tuesday Tuesday morning rolls around and I jump out of bed and hit the scales. It is what I have done for 17 months now and its second nature. Since I hit a plateau it hasn't been that much fun. But, I do have the blessing of perspective and know that it may look like magic that morning but it's really about the whole week and how I have handled the pressures of life, love and the pursuit of happiness. If I exercise like a crazy women it shows, if I drink my water, write down my food and generally ke... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 07:27:57 EST My new goal, rededicate to my old goals of health and fitness Wow, I guess I thought I was a changed person after a year of SparkPeople and working on my weight and fitness and overall health. <BR> Thanksgiving weekend has dealt me(or reframe that I have dealt me) a setback in a big ole way!!!!! <BR> The stress of a house full of overnite guest, some just loved it so much they wouldn't go home, and I did what I have done for 54+ years, I ate about it. Now that sounds a little crazy, but face it old habits are crazy hard to break and I just dropped my gu... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:37:02 EST How do we get it right? I have never thought of myself as a perfectionist, I do have the all or nothing attitude at times. I need to back off of that mind set, the how is the puzzle. I just need to look to others for some guidance. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:38:32 EST Wow who can think about ten years down the road? Loved the advice from the Coach, I am more about staying in the moment, that helps center me and stay present, can't phone it in if you are there! <BR> I get the thought process and appreciate the concept. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:13:33 EST The journey My time at sparkpeople has been a great adventure, I came in thinging only of me and my issues and found a whole community of folks who get me, how cool is that? <BR> I am not most active person to ask for help or offer advice, but I have read others stories and taken heart, I am not alone, I have found my tribe and they are with me........... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:37:36 EST Love the support Hey thanks to all my support peeps! I am gearing up for vacay at the beach with some friends after a big wedding, gotta work my magic away from home. And its not the time to judge but to roll with it, and get lots of exercise. <BR> This group I will be with are very active which helps me alot! Cheers!! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:35:48 EST Worry what is it good for? I find myself stressing about crazy simple things when there is no need. Will the seminar I am scheduling fill up with people. Have I made all the arrangements since I will be out of town. What do I do when I am on vacay and people want information? <BR> Now, breathe and think about the answers, they are simple, worry isn't getting anything done nor is it productive. Chill! Mon, 8 Oct 2012 17:59:56 EST Sleep Journal I have joined the sleep challenge and thought this would be a breeze, then the dog got sick and decided to get us up in the night for three nights now. Its like having a baby in the house, except mine, Marco is 120 pound three year old who can't tell me where it hurts. <BR> Woke this morning thinking, darn I could roll over and just drift back off, then I remembered I work for a living and I gotta drag out of the rack. <BR> Looking forward to a better nights sleep.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Wed, 3 Oct 2012 20:24:31 EST who is out to ruin our diet?? My husband is so supportive and the folks at my new job are great, they only know the skinny me. So, I think the only sole to turn to is myself, and thats a hard battle to fight@ Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:23:04 EST What is my goal? Ok, Sparkguy says we need to find out what our real goal is, losing weight is to generic and doesn't pin down our motivation. I want to be able to move, not be self counscious about my weight and not be the big girl with the pretty face anymore. I love that I can exercise and use that to help me reach my goals. I want to be healthy as I go into my mid 50's there is a lot of life left to live!! Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:58:41 EST Excuses to not workout!! Who doesn't have an excuse handy, moving is hard and sometimes just plain ole sucks!! <BR> Just got back from a 10 mile bike ride with our thin friends, so they left me in the dust, even though I have lost a ton of weight, work out almost daily, and bike at least once if not twice a week. I had my excuse handy if questioned why was I the last one off the trail. <BR> Oddly enough no judgement, again I am harder on me than anyone else!! <BR> <BR> The botton line is don't stop moving and quit ... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:27:40 EST How being healthy rocks! Ok, I can walk the steps at work, something I wouldn't have considered doing 70 pounds ago. I can push myself to walk further and then feel really good about it. I eat breakfast every morning that my husband has prepared for me and leftovers from the night before for lunch so I can keep track of whats going in. <BR> I know what my body craves more than anything now, water and fresh fruit.Wow, who normally says that? Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:35:22 EST Wow working out takes some time! Ok, our topic is time today in Sparkcoach how we waste it and how we can make better use of that time. Honestly, I spend about an hour a day exercising and don't consider that a waste but a blessing. <BR> If I could stop wasting time it would be time spent in front of the tv!! Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:59:52 EST Working Hard and reaping reward I am finally getting some positive feedback on all my efforts! And it feels sweet! Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:24:02 EST