MOMOQUATRO's SparkPeople Blog MOMOQUATRO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community my big treat today my last blog i mentioned my new juicer. <BR> <BR> today i got the part i was waiting for. <BR> a blank. <BR> so... in preparation i had frozen a few bananas. <BR> put them in the juicer and it is wonderful <BR> banana soft serve. <BR> <BR> a huge treat <BR> for my fat tuesday. <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:58:40 EST juicer finally gave in and invested in a good juicer. <BR> over the years i have had the typical juicer found at any box store. <BR> last week i finally got a champion juicer.. and i am loving it. <BR> so easy to use. <BR> even my kids can use it. <BR> <BR> now.. i am really looking forward to spring when more fresh produce will be available at the farmer's market. <BR> (especially on the bruised table for less cost.) <BR> <BR> if anyone has some favourite juice recipes they want to share... let ... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:23:14 EST email today seemed fitting Take responsibility for your state of consciousness Now. This is what the entire teaching really is about. What is my state of consciousness in this moment? <BR> <BR> <BR> received and email from eckhart tolle tv which sends out short thoughts. <BR> but... always fitting reminders for me. <BR> <BR> managed to get to the gym today for a short walk on the treadmill <BR> 2 miles on a incline of 5 <BR> if i can at least get that much in each morning <BR> then i feel that the days starts off ... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:14:13 EST feeling growly... another day and i realize that the things i say to my kids i need to listen to myself. <BR> <BR> my 13 yr old has a phone that sometimes decides not to work. <BR> he is very attached to his phone.. more than i might ever understand. <BR> i do not have a cell phone. <BR> <BR> as i tell him that his happiness should be with or without the phone. <BR> that his moods do not need to swing so large just because he may not be able to text all night. <BR> <BR> then... as i step on the scale this m... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 17:07:14 EST distorted self image i dont look in the mirror often. <BR> never have... i don't do make-up <BR> i dont' do my hair.. except for tie it up into a bun after i shower. <BR> <BR> so there are times i catch a glimpse of myself and realize... that is not how i see myself. <BR> <BR> having been tall and "large boned" all my life i have never really felt thin. <BR> although most of the time i was considered a healthy weight. <BR> <BR> now... no longer being in the healthy weight range <BR> i have not realized just ho... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 16:05:23 EST grateful my youngest son who is 7 seems to be having some of the same feelings i do in life. <BR> <BR> some days he comes home and asks why people are mean <BR> why do they tease other people.... <BR> <BR> some days i do not have the answers for him. <BR> <BR> lately i have been trying to tell him.. and probably myself as well. <BR> let's try to focus on the positive. <BR> so each day when i pick him up from school <BR> we try to think of three things that are good. <BR> three things that day broug... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:41:11 EST accepting much of my frustration comes from not seeing the results i am used to. <BR> <BR> having to accept that my body is different now <BR> age i think has much to do with that. <BR> <BR> i used to be able to make small changes and see results. <BR> big changes and see big results.. <BR> <BR> now i make big changes and see little if any results. <BR> <BR> need to accept and realize that the changes i make <BR> are a good thing. <BR> not just because they may change my body shape. <BR> but hopef... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:25:00 EST another january..... not that i will write this expecting anyone to read it... <BR> just writing to keep track for myself. <BR> <BR> today. <BR> motivated. <BR> <BR> each night going to bed i get a boost of motivation that i am determined to make <BR> changes in my life. <BR> to get the things done that need to be done. <BR> to accomplish the things i have been putting off. <BR> <BR> then the next day arrives and i get caught up in doing all the tasks that the <BR> day presents. <BR> <BR> today... i will fin... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:32:49 EST