MARINADESIREE's SparkPeople Blog MARINADESIREE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Need Inspiration? So, I watched this video three times! First time, I cried, second time, I cried, third time I still had goosebumps!! This is just so inspirational. There is this boy, Matt, who has cerebral palsy and still, he chose to participate in a 400m race for National Field Day. At times, I thought he would give up, but he didn't first a man (his Dad?) supported him, than his whole class. I dare you, watch it and be inspired. If this kid can run 400m, then so can WE!!!!! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <li... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 14:02:51 EST Expect the Unexpected While I was at my parents I at least blogged my daily challenge positive trait, once I was back home I got so caught up in other things...I literally forgot. Those last days kinda...well, I half fell off the wagon (once again). We BBQed and while I ate 3 very healthy Tofu Spears, I also ate potato and noodle salad...I didn't want to, but the BBQ took longer than expected and my willpower just wandered away. I only took a spoonful, but went back several times for another one. I chose healthy ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 16:56:23 EST Day 10: Passion I am a very passionate person, I can totally immerse myself in something and give it my all!! <BR> <BR> For whatever reason this does not apply to my weight loss journey, which I really don't understand. Tue, 29 May 2012 16:16:39 EST My inner child I heart my inner child, it never let's me grow up completely, it allows me to enjoy the simple things in life like feeding the Koi's in my dad's pond. Like, laughing like a maniac over some stupid joke, like enjoying all those moments you wouldn't cherish as much as an adult. <BR> <BR> I hope I never loose my inner child, because I love it with all my heart! Mon, 28 May 2012 19:47:18 EST Sunday So, my positive thing for today is: My Hair!!! <BR> <BR> Which is like totally new for me, but today my uncle celebrated his bday and my hair actually looked really good. You have to know that my hair is extremely (!!!!) thin and on top of my head very very sparse as well. Therefor it is hard for me to make it look good and I often hate it. Today though it looked really really nice, so I am happy about that!! <BR> <BR> More tomorrow, its 3am and alarm rings at 8. <BR> <BR> love & light <BR... Sun, 27 May 2012 20:58:15 EST My Mouth Yep, I definitely like my mouth, not only are my lips nicely shaped, not too big or thin, but it is running constantly, and I adore being such a dork, lol. No, seriously, I just like talking and I like my lips, so here it is: I love my mouth!!! <BR> <BR> PS: Kissing is definitely another reason for loving my mouth, I love to kiss my hubby Dirk. <em>212</em> Sat, 26 May 2012 19:49:38 EST Positive thing today well, I am a good mediator. I can talk to both sides, understand their point and try to find a middleground that works for everyone. Fri, 25 May 2012 18:50:17 EST Blogging Marathon, or what? Seems like I have much to tell today, lol. Been blogging way more than usual. <BR> <BR> Anway, the tidying got done on time (I allowed myself a +30mins as my Mother in Law and sis both phoned me and it took a little while to got it all sorted out) and I consider this here now my writing exercise. Which means I will try my papers after this blog post. <BR> <BR> The one and only TRISHASPARKLES, who seems to save my ass quite often lately, has given me a neat link to eating clean and I decided... Thu, 24 May 2012 13:11:25 EST Day 5: Loyality I am fiercely loyal! If I consider you friend or family then I will stand by your side whatever comes your way. Be it good or bad, actually especially when it is bad, you can count on me to support you, protect you and let the world know that if they hurt you there will be a high price to pay (which is usually me shouting *coughs*, but I wont go down without a fight). <BR> <BR> Mama Bear Syndrome and I am proud of it! Thu, 24 May 2012 12:37:30 EST Accountability and To Do's So, <BR> I did unload and reload the dish washer, but was stuck on the papers. Bad case of writer's block. I hate it, tried again today, but again no luck, the words just don't want to flow. <BR> <BR> Time to detour then: <BR> <BR> To Do's today: <BR> <BR> 1. Tidy the flat: I tend to drop things where and when I don't need them anymore, so time to pick it up and put it back where it belongs <BR> <BR> 2. Creative Writing exercise. I love writing fanfiction, write at least a page to get th... Thu, 24 May 2012 07:24:26 EST Forgot the Clean Eating Thing Wanted to mention that! <BR> I think I might give clean eating a try. Does anybody have further information or resource links for me about that? I find it hard to really dig up something about it. Would love a detox or anything really that might help me. Thanks in advance! Wed, 23 May 2012 13:21:45 EST Day 4 for Positivity Okay, this is like really really hard for me today. I am going through a rough patch, demotivated, no willpower, sluggish, you name it, I am it. It is hard to find something positive today. So, I choose something that might pull me out of this pit: <BR> <BR> I love learning, I am a good learner, I soak up knowledge and I am great at whipping up something really good in a tiny tiny amount of time. Okay, now that I think about it, this may not be the best quality to brag about, but it IS somet... Wed, 23 May 2012 13:20:29 EST Positivity I am a very helpful person, last year a man was pushing his wife in a wheelchair and had his shopping trolley as well. It was in December, cold and rainy, so he left his wife in the store and brought the trolley out first. I left behind him and in the spur of the moment asked him if I should go back and push his wife so she wouldnt have to wait inside like that. They were totally baffled and surprised and thanked me twice. I just like to help people. I like to support them and I think this is... Tue, 22 May 2012 14:21:20 EST Something positive about me today So, today I chose to mention something I did rather than some of my features: <BR> <BR> We did a BBQ today and I wanted to grill Halloumi (I recently turned vegetarian and didn't want fish or meat). Well, I went shopping and checked the Nutrition info first (yay me) and saw that the Halloumi had 200g which resulted in over 50g fat *gulps*. <BR> <BR> The positive thing is that I didn't buy it, I instead chose grilled vegetables and a meatless filet (which turned out to be horrible, but never... Mon, 21 May 2012 15:44:47 EST Challenge dedicated to a SP user A Sparkfriend, I don't know if she would be okay with me naming her, so I will stick to 'her' for now. I am sure she will read it, recognize herself and decide for herself if she wants her name mentioned, made a blog post that really hit home. She wrote about stopping being negative to yourself. Not being nasty towards yourself. She mentioned that she would never tolerate someone else talking to her or someone she loves that way. So why do we? Why do we kick ourselves when we are down? I real... Sun, 20 May 2012 15:14:11 EST Restless The whole evening I am feeling restless, cant stick to a tv channel, cant get to work on one of my many assignments, cant get up to work I wanted to take a time out and meditate, but NO, the cat, who has been silent all the time, starts to noisily clean herself. When I scratch her where it seems to itch, she stops and starts purring. Now I try another time to meditate, but she keeps licking my arm. I can't close the door as she will start complaining then. UGH! <BR> <BR> NOT MY DAY... Sat, 19 May 2012 15:17:47 EST Sweet Tooth Challenge - Avoiding Cola So, right now, I really, really wanted a glass of cola (still want it), but since I am in my second week of the Sweet Tooth Challenge, I looked for an alternative and simply thought, why not blog about it? This way my fingers are busy typing, I am sitting in front of the laptop and won't get up to get myself a glass of cola. First steps, right? Mon, 14 May 2012 10:22:33 EST The Dangers of the Wii and Small Successes The Dangers of the Wii - and I am not talking about physical dangers. The dangers are that I think I can snack more since I work out so much. I know!!!!!!!!! It's a dumb thought, but that is how I was thinking the last week. I worked out every day, but didn't loose any weight at all. And then I the heck am I supposed to loose weight, when I end up eating almost twice as much chocolate as before?!?! <BR> <BR> So today, for the first time, I snacked consciously. I planned it ahe... Sun, 13 May 2012 16:07:45 EST Wii and Wicca So, first of all, my studies at university have taken a backseat in the last weeks as I have been busy studying Wicca and getting my life under control. <BR> <BR> Anyway, this Wii has been a blessing really. I have been on the Wii Balance Board for 6 days in a row now. 1 day it was just getting to know the Wii, but afterwards, I have been on there for every day for over an hour with yesterday being the exception. I only did 30 minutes Free Step there. <BR> And I am happy with it, it is fun... Wed, 9 May 2012 17:27:42 EST Wii Fit Plus Balance Board Yay, DH brought me home a Wii Fit Plus Balance Board Pack :) Can't wait to start training!!! This is just SO MUCH FUN! Fri, 4 May 2012 17:46:28 EST Sweet Tooth Challenge - Sweets Blog Yesterday, Thursday, May 3rd <BR> <BR> 09.45am Choc with Hazelnuts -> hungry for breakfast, but didnt have bf until hubby left for work <BR> 11.15am ice cream -> procrastination <BR> I had 2 more ice cream that day, but forgot to note the time. It was always because I didn't want to work on my term papers. 'Oh, I could use an ice cream, it is so warm' <BR> <BR> Today, Friday, May 4th <BR> <BR> 01.10pm a whole chocolate bar (125g) . Frustration. I was so frustrated because I lost my tempora... Fri, 4 May 2012 12:13:22 EST Sweet Tooth Challenge MM Everyone, <BR> I found the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" and hope it will help me get rid of my *very* sweet tooth. <BR> <BR> My week 1 tasks are: <BR> <BR> 1. Assess your current sugar habits: Are Your Sugar Cravings out of control? <BR> Result: Yes, they are out of control (way out of control I might add)! <BR> <BR> 2. List the reasons why you want to cut back. <BR> My reasons: <BR> - I want to lose weight <BR> - I NEED to lose weight <BR> - I quit smoking and I dont want to be a... Thu, 3 May 2012 05:29:11 EST Merry Meet! Merry Meet Fellow Sparkpeople Users! <BR> <BR> I have tried everything, Sparkpeople included, to lose weight and in the end - even if I succeeded at first I ended up losing focus and gaining it all back, usually plus some extra. <BR> <BR> This time when I resigned for Sparkpeople, I searched for groups that I might like and also searched in the spirituality section. I found a team called In the Presence of the Ancients there and upon browsing found a post by CMCRISWELL talking about her onl... Tue, 1 May 2012 16:36:39 EST