MICKEYH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MICKEYH MICKEYH'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/ A New year humor. &#65288;&#8807;&#8711;&#8806;&#65289; http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844468 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1054644018.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>198</em> <em>215</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 05:57:50 EST Happy New Year 2015 *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842430 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1173560493.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Happy New Year 2015 Spark Friends! <em>408</em> <em>244</em> <em>409</em> <em>381</em> <em>410</em> <em>252</em> <em>247</em> <em>213</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 00:50:48 EST Fall seven times, stand up eight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835704 <em>223</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l961982391.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was yesterday's SP healthy motivation quote. I've been fallen more then seven times, but I always found myself get up more then eight times. So here I come challenges. Hopefully I'll stay stand long time this time arounds. (^^) this quote is very much in line with me and get encorage by always. Hopefully, you'll found the same sp friends! Never give up! We can do it!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.spa... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:52:52 EST I'm back on the truck and hope you are too and/or doing well. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834620 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l153095261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This quote is to encourage my SP friends who may currently suffering or having hard time dealing with weight loss or maintenance issue or just having hard time on their current daily life, whatever she is going though. Before you get discourage or disappointment, having doubting herself, or whatever the situation she is in. (This includes me too.) before decides to giving up on herself. I want to send this message ... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:50:01 EST "Our love of healthy eating" and it's all good! *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764561 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l293741910.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I made this wonderfully delicious looking meat loaf. Doesn't it looks yummy? I've been trying/flowing ETL style ( mostly whole foods, plant based foods.) of living for a while. This is "Apple walnut lentil loaf." I just can't believe myself, that I've made this. Yes me!, I have never dreamed of me!? Making vegetarian meat loaf? First of all, I never thought of I'll be enjoy and choose to cook/eat vegetarian ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:23:09 EST A setback and My "grace period" has ended. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762429 I was taking a partial spark break. But I actually took a break from my healthy life style as well. Tell the truth, I was struggling with my personal life that has thrown me an expected curveball. And I had to deal with PTSD issue of my past, that had surfaced big time. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1903281034.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is hard to manage and prepared healthy meals while I was on the go and about most of the time. But more over, I was cave into the "... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:10:55 EST Motivational Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729185 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l689468100.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love this quote and is so true for me. Opportunity will be there always. But it is best when you are prepared. This way you will not failed. I've been on plant based whole foods for quite while, for my health and self care since I do not have health insurance. I believe self care= my health insurance. But I've experienced fail my healthy eating plan in the past when I'm not prepared. This quote was great reminde... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:52:25 EST Renewed my commitment to maintain my health after clean up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720284 Yesterday, I finally was able to organize and cleaned out my closet and dresser in my room. It was long over due. But some reason I was never able to tackle down the task. The reason I finally decided to do it was that, I could no longer find my clothes due to over flow in the closet with too many clothes!! And good things was, that my DH has given me one of his clothe organizer chest. It is one of those see thru one which It has 5 big drawers. So I stated to move my clothes one by one into m... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:43:15 EST A Improvement of my healthy life style. *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717581 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1116885807.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I've got my water dispenser/cooler. I ordered from BB&B exactly a week ago and UPS guy delivered to our home today! I opened up the box immediately and set it up and installed water As soon as I received it. I really like this water dispenser. It looks cool and give me cold and hot water just press of a button. This will definitely help my water intake as I'm drinking lots of water for hydration and purific... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:25:15 EST " It's the phase of second chances --" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713494 Yesterday 6/7/14. We are entered into Mercury retrograde period until 7/1/14. This happens three to four times per year, when the planet Mercury slows down (illusionary), and appears to stop (station) and move backward (retrograde). Normally most of people think it's not a favorable time due to Mercury tend to have power over and controls communications, traffic, peoples lower mind there for miss communication etc... But it's not only the negative side, it's also has a positive side. It is a... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:37:10 EST Today's thought 5/28/14. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705354 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l283016919.jpg"> <BR> R.I.P <em>459</em> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:23:48 EST Renewing Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684502 I've been always putting myself for the last and caring for others. My family, my DH, my Sons, friends etc.. I even felt selfish and feeling bad, if I took care of my own needs first or spend some money on me from the small monthly budget. I think that's general women's nature and dilemma. All of the kindness for others but not for self. And when I finally realized what's up with me. And found myself looking at the mirror. There, it is me, un attractive obese women looking right back at me. T... Thu, 1 May 2014 00:37:43 EST " keep going" my detox day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678337 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967469238.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did it again. I've over indulge myself this Easter. Not just one day but total of 5 days. And scale does not lie. It was a big rising number on the scale. It's seems almost like I've gained one pound or more a day. <em>198</em> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> This is the case for me with any type of holidays. Normally starts couple of days before as I prepared for the holiday and doesn't end couple days after the a... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:03:56 EST Learning to accept myself and the solution. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671224 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l211824602.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It seems like taking me a long time to understanding and accepting the solution. <BR> I am talking about how to lose weight and keep it off for life. In order to lose weight and keep it off may not be easy. Most of people nowadays understands the solution that "It's not a diet, "it's a healthy life style"with eating right and exercise. If one can understand this concept and follow through, she will keep it off fore... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:22:44 EST **Wheat or No Wheat?** !?(&#65381;_&#65381;;? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664491 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2007540998.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For satisfying curious about trendiness of wheat/gluten free diet and such. I've rented and listened audio book from my library about "wheat" via online. In this book, the author talks about how the wheat affect our body and induced all type of illness includes arthritis and weight gain. ( I do have some mild arthritis in my back and experience of weight gain. I ponder myself, is this the reason for my suffering? ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 17:35:23 EST What should I do now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654234 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l264381784.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Guess what they are? If you said greens? Yes, you are right!! They are my "Romain lettuce in a Jar." I saw the post in the Face book someone was doing it. The idea caught my eye, Since I don't have a yard to grow my own veggies. And was wondering if I could really grow Romain in a Jar. So I cut and soaked end part of Romain, put it in my 4 oz. Mason jar. Well, it really did grow from the roots. I think it's amazin... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:13:30 EST The First Day of Spring 2014!! *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652222 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1165393581.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Good morning, Spark friends!! Hope you all are started your day with wonderful note as mine did. Be cause today is the first day of Spring 2014. Yes indeed, officially we are into wonderful Spring! A great day to renew or recommit our healthy living. I started my day early 5:00 am get on my treadmill got my morning exercise out of my way. (Smile)) I am feeling renewed and wonderful. Thank you all... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:11:21 EST Hope we all find and keep our own pot of gold! (^O^)&#65295; http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649568 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1236693674.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am celebrating today for St. Patric's day with appreciation that I've found my pot of gold. And plan to keep it all. The pot of gold to me is my health and the knowledge that I've leaned through my weight loss journey and my newly achieved body after losing weight. I realized how lucky I am to accomplished weight loss and reached my goal weight. <BR> <BR> And now is the time for starting to understand and lov... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:14:03 EST "Getting back on and stay in the Wagon!!" *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647858 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l383435858.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It has been 10 days since I started my "get back in and stay in the wagon challenge". And Since I am feeling fantastic, It feels like I've been good girl much longer but it's only ten days has past. I am taking one day at a time. So I don't feel the pressure of doing it. Last month was very tough month for me and I was completely off the wagon. It's more like... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:30:58 EST Keeping "My Happy weight."Balance is the key. (*^o^*) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643192 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l124545246.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recently and finally after all these years, the idea has sink into me what it need to stay fit and healthy. The key to that is a balance. The balance of healthy eating and exercise. Also the best trick I've learned is drinking lots and lots of Water. These healthy habits has helped my health journey big time! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1901470987.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am happy to s... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 21:48:28 EST "Power house fig, almond, sunflower kale salad" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632736 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1435148577.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Power house fig, almond, sunflower kale salad" <BR> <BR> Intro, I create this salad for my healthy treat. It is a bit sweeter side but has lots of protein from nuts and seeds and sweet flavor from figs and date. I love this kale salad. It's yummy!! <BR> <BR> Ingredients, <BR> <BR> * 5-7 cup chopped Kale (hard stem removed) <BR> * 1 cup finely shredded carrot. <BR> * 3-4 organic dry fig. <BR> * 3-4 whole date... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:27:16 EST "Be proud of the changes you are making." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628851 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1000645941.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My Last weight in was last Saturday and I normally weigh in only once a week, every Saturday. But since I've started no sugar challenge this Monday and resumed my healthy eating and exercise. I was feeling great for physically and emotionally. And I wanted to see how am I doing weight wise. So I got on my scale yesterday morning for mid week report. And I am thrill to report that I've lost 5 solid pounds since las... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:38:35 EST "No Sugar" I'm sweet enough. (*^^*)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626903 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l322094165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is my <em>249</em> of "No Sugar"challenge or I could said "No Sugar" streak. <BR> I had my last bite of an Oat meal cookie last night at 10:30 pm and that's it. <BR> I decided that was enough of Sugar for me for while ( hopefully....No! definitely! :) <BR> <BR> The reasons that I need to stay away from sugar are... <BR> <BR> * I can't control how much I eat sugar ( especially sweet treats baked goods ... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:52:28 EST Happy Valentine's day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623992 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l739624001.jpg"> <BR> <BR> **Happy Valentine's day to all my Spark friends. Have a wonderful day!! <BR> <em>252</em> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> <em>26</em> <em>255</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:59:19 EST How to control your Nuts! (^^) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619759 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l457929422.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The other day, I went to my local dollar store and bought this cute container of ten for just a dollar. I bought one square one and one round one. Total of two pkg.=twenty little container. I love to shop in a dollar store. You can find so many thing that will save you money and may help your healthy habit. When I found this container at the store, I was so thrilled for the possibility. And it's BPA fee. All you ne... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:31:04 EST My "ETL"dinner tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601677 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l695443779.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a perfect ETL dinner tonight. I used veggie burger formula from " no meat athlete.com" and I made a veggie burger with black eye peas, sunflower seeds, spinach, carrot, mushrooms and sweet potato. Instead of breadcrumbs I used mix of flux seeds, oat meals and nutritious yeast. The recipe called for some oil, if you want to fly over stove top but I baked them using my silpat mat. So there is no oil at all in m... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:15:13 EST My goals for the year of 2014. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575965 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l11736547.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hi there Spark People, I've posted this in my SP page but I also wanted to posted it here as my blog so I can go back for my future reference. <BR> <BR> I have been a member of Spark People couple of years now. But was never serious about become healthy or losing weight in the beginning of my journey. I was depressed, and tired all the time and didn't like how I looked physically. I wanted to be happy mentally an... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:51:10 EST My Thanksgiving Holiday and Grand-Son. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555586 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l242360665.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This Thanksgiving holiday, I had a wonderful time with my very first grandson (who just born about a month ago.) My Son lives up north and I live down south. So this family get together with his new born Son,wife and her family was wonderful. The "Hi Light"of this trip was that I met and spend time with my little-pumpkin for the first time. He is so tiny and adorable cute as a pie. (^^) <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 01:24:32 EST I choose to be "Happy". *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546569 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l375338194.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a very stressful weekend. And from there, turns out to be very stressful and disappointed week as well.. But when I was having difficulty, I found this words online. Universe must be on my side and trying to teach me something with bad experience. These are so true... And I need to engrave these words in my heart. And I will live up to the words. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:48:04 EST A news of my life time and a "Milestone". My Before and After. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514632 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1680912277.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My health journey started on January 20. 2012. I still remember the date just like yesterday. It hits me a day prior, when I was trying on a clothes the label read size 16. Around same time flame I realized I had started to wearing Extra Large T-shirts comfortably with my small petite frame of "5,2". I was not a happy camper. I was officially "Obese" and looks like one and feels like one. I was tired most of time ... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:28:34 EST Do you care for some veggie patties? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500753 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l70472545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I've made my very own veggie burger. I was going to make black bean burger.But when I started to cook I found out I didn't have any caned black bean, and for that reason, I ended up making Chickpea patties. I have never made any type of veggie burger and this was my very first one. But I am glad to say it turns out great! (*^^*) I wanted to omit the oil as much as passible, so I used little bit of Tahini inste... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:39:31 EST "Taking action." And so glad I did. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494785 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l812881342.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been working out with a small group of ladies and its has been little over a month now. In my group, It's only me and 2 other ladies, and a fantastic trainer. So far our trainer is working us pretty good. I like the style of her exercise regiment and program for us. She focuses on strength training and some cardio in between. It's like a circuit style work out which strength our muscle and burning fat calories... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:30:34 EST Thought of today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477321 Are you blaming the SPOON? <BR> <BR> "When we are upset, it’s easy to blame others. However, the true cause of our feelings is within us. For example, imagine yourself as a glass of water. Now, imagine past negative experiences as sediment at the bottom of your glass. Next, think of others as spoons. When one stirs, the sediment clouds your water. It may appear that the spoon caused the water to cloud – but if there were no sediment, the water would remain clear no matter what. The key, the... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 00:12:22 EST *Strawberry-Jalapeño Jelly* in my jar *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475224 Guess what I made today? Yep! I Made Strawberry-Jalapeño jellies. Yay! (*^^*) Yes, " No Add sugar" it is diet friendly version. I used stevia packet. But since I didn't use any sugar, it seems jelly has set softer side. And all my fruits came top of the jar. In the future, I may tweak this recipe But for now, I am very happy with my jelly. <BR> <em>4</em> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>476</em> <em>140</em> <em>467</em> <em>106</em> <em>304</em> <em>223</em> <em>2... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 00:26:58 EST ** Mango Madness in my jar. ** *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473119 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1986762119.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Finally, I've got my Canning pot( 21qt.) I thought my pasta pot was pretty large. But this one, It's a huge pot! My fun and adventure all started form a mason jar. I've made "salad in a jar" to sprouted some seeds in a jar. Now I'm into some canning. And I am all ready for making some Jams and jellies..(*^^*) This was my second canning as I made my debut canning with Apple Butter days ago. And this time again It ... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 02:00:47 EST **My Apple in a jar.** *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468859 <BR> Yesterday I did my canning debut for making my very first Apple Butter. Yay me! (*^^*) I've been collecting numerous type of mason jars since I found out about the ways of preserving greens. "my salad in a jar" which I blogged about weeks earlier. Since then I've also started sprouting my own seeds in a jar and made "my garden in a jar" (blogged as well.) So nice to grow your own micro-green in your own kitchen. Very cost efficient rather then buying from store and its fresh and ready t... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:34:17 EST My Freggies for 5% Summer challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458497 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l535658187.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Times fly by so quick and we are already into 4th week of our Summer 5% challenge.This week's challenge is my favorite, eat at least 7 serving of veggies and fruits.Today I went to local farmer's market and got my freggies. Lots of it and my romain lettuce is washed, cut and vacuum sealed to my jar and ready to go. I am all ready for this week's challenge. I am also keeping up with my exercise. So now, I just need... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 23:20:28 EST ** My garden in a jar** *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452376 Since I started my health journey, I've learned so many healthy life style ideas and tips. And I become very creative and motivated for my well being. It seems like more I learned I get better at all aspect of my life. I am much excited to do new project and happier too. Short while ago, (in my last blog) I discovered and how to make "Salad in a jar" to keep my lettuce fresh and ready to go when ever I want to eat. I so love my salad in a jar system. So now what? <BR> <BR> Since then,I want ... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 01:49:18 EST ** My salad in a jar. ** *\(^o^)/* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428893 Yesterday, I have completed ETL ( Eat to live ) 6 weeks plant based-whole foods vegetarian program. Prior to this plan I was on my plateau for more then 5 weeks. Spark Friend who is flowing my blogs may remember this problem. I needed to do something different and it may required all my might and pushing out of my comfort zone. Yep,, you know, I finally summon my courage and decided to start this ETL program. I knew about this program and effect of it for a while. I have read the book and lea... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:50:14 EST I've got my Woo-Hoo-!! Today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422261 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l985562806.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I wanted to give myself a reward for my hard work of keeping up on my goal and fitness achievement so far. And I found a great deal on Woo Hoo !! Yes, I've got my Woo Hoo T-shirts and My favorite color Blue Spark people T-shirts for only $5- each. So I said " Woo-Hoo!!" And order them about couple days ago. Today when I went to my PO Box and there it is, my Woo Hoo was waiting for me!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:13:46 EST Today's Thoughts... 7/11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417692 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l390075858.jpg"> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:15:08 EST Quick Review on my 5 % Spring challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413137 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l38773090.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Time go by so first and yesterday was the last day of our Spring to Summer 5% challenge. It officially started on 5 /11 and ended yesterday 7/6/13. It was a 8 weeks long challenge. This was my second 5 % challenge and I am happy to say both challenge, I was able to meet my 5 %. However, I would say, this challenge was tougher then the last challenge as I went in my plateau during my first 5 weeks of challenge. In t... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 10:32:48 EST Two weeks into my challenge, needs of "Mindfulness." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405603 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1542710811.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had been on my plateau about a month and I freaked out when I saw 2 pounds of gain weight. Since the beginning of this month, It was so many reason to go over board or to fall off from the wagon. Such as... The trip to up north for my Son's graduation following our anniversary for me and my DH, then Father's Day. But this weight gain finally got my attention. <BR> <BR> The day after Father's Day, I finally kic... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:38:22 EST Motivation for Monday. 6/24/13. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400062 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l434267728.jpg"> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:38:17 EST My weekend pep talk. 6/22/13. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398102 When I first started my health journey, I was a lot heavier then today. <BR> Back then, I was tired all the time and just doing 20 minutes of walking on the treadmill was very tired some. Could not move easily, such as just to get out of the couch. But this morning I walked over an hour for 4miles. While exercising, I felt so good and wanted keep going. And truly appreciate and How feels great to be fit and healthy. I am not saying my health and physical looks are perfect. I am still in the ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:12:54 EST Today's thought. Changing attitude. 6/19/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394970 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l53682529.jpg"> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:34:22 EST 10 Steps to self care. 6/8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382921 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l689989188.jpg"> Sat, 8 Jun 2013 23:11:02 EST I gave up on Guilt. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376598 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l685098052.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.innerself.com/content/self-help/<BR>behavior-modification/attitudes-transf<BR>ormed/fear-and-worry/6392-i-gave-up-gu<BR>ilt.html </link> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:37:18 EST Today's Thought.. 5/26/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368466 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1044923443.jpg"> Sun, 26 May 2013 14:04:26 EST Almost TGIF... Have a nice Thursday !! 5/16/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358079 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l876397627.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ** Have a Happy Thursday !! (*^^*) <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 16 May 2013 00:37:13 EST