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/ 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 Have a Happy Friday!! 5/10/13 One more day to the challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351609 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2031633412.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>334</em> ** Have a Happy Friday!! (*^^*) Fri, 10 May 2013 01:25:33 EST Motivational Monday quote. 5/6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346905 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l193855195.jpg"> Mon, 6 May 2013 01:42:31 EST Today's Thought. 5/4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345938 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l253957592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> **Have a Happy Sunday! Best wishes to you all. (*^_^*) Sun, 5 May 2013 06:54:19 EST " Love yourself enough to keep going." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345467 This morning I weighed myself and found out, I finally lost my last one pound, that I was fighting to get to my goal weight. Somehow, this last pound was the hardest to lose. Lol)) (*^^*) I am very pleased and happy, pound myself that I've lost total of 50 lbs. Woo Hoo !! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2051020164.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My health journey, started on January of last year. It took me about 15 month to lose all that weight.(Which includes rebounds time ... Sat, 4 May 2013 16:56:06 EST Wednesday's (Hump day) motivational quote. 5/1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341430 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l568917705.jpg"> <BR> <BR> **Have a nice day!! (*^^*) <em>249</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 1 May 2013 00:38:12 EST The Summer challenge Pre-activity 1.2.3. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338954 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1492981150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have commit to challenge myself to better myself for health and to be fit. <BR> The Spring to Summer 5% challenge will start sometime in May. And they just started doing Pre-Activity. I like this count down type of activity that will puts me ready for the challenge. And by doing this Pre-activity also make me excite up coming challenge and hold me accountable. To me, I feels like lining up the start line of the ... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 02:14:03 EST My final report on Winter to Spring 5%challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331154 The Winter to Spring 5 % challenge has ended yesterday. It was a 8 weeks long challenge. But it seems went by so quickly. I've learned a lot from the challenge. And made lots of friends as well. Each week I enjoyed the challenge of healthy habit. When I sign up this challenge on 1/31 my weight was 140 lbs and wasn't assigned a team yet, but I was diligently doing challenge's pre assignment before start. By doing assignment kept me accountable what I was doing and really helped me jump start... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:43:32 EST It's Friday !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328218 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l395771601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not for sure, but I always so looking forward to my Friday. Do you? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1893602699.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, finally today is Friday !! I called it "TGIF" known as " Thank God It's Friday." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1369088292.jpg"> <BR> <BR> **Enjoy your Friday. Also... Have a wonderful Weekend !! (*^^*) <em>247</em> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:28:04 EST I choose to be Happy because it is good for my health. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322148 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1840518541.jpg"> <BR> <BR> " To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control ones mined. " - Buddha- <BR> <BR> I can truly agree with what Buddha had to say. Sometime, it is so hard to control our mind. Especially when you are having a hard time in your life or stressed, disappointment, overwhelm with some event. The beginning of last week, I've got distracted wit... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:28:13 EST Today's Quote 4/6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313396 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1955534216.jpg"> Sat, 6 Apr 2013 08:27:10 EST Today is a new day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307982 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l582206537.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1408713762.jpg"> <BR> <BR> **Today is <em>249</em> of a brand new month. Let's make this April a Happy Month.(*^^*) <BR> Best of luck to all of us!! <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 19:53:50 EST Are you a healthy snacker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303687 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800134590.jpg"> <BR> <BR> **Are you a smart healthy snacker? <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I went to my local supermarket Publix tobe exact. And got some Mixed nuts. It was buy one get one free deal. ( I love those deals.. Free is always good things:&#65289;As soon as I came home, I grab my kitchen scale and started measuring one OZ. each in the snack ziplock bag. Then I realized that one OZ. is really a hand full of nuts. It is not much. And one ... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:09:15 EST The " 7 lovely logics" that makes sense to me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298862 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1940631433.jpg"> <BR> <BR> **Have a nice day!! 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