MSMAKEOVER's SparkPeople Blog MSMAKEOVER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community AUGUST 2014 GOALS <em>244</em> <em>249</em> <em>274</em> <em>491</em> <em>301</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for the month of August <BR> <BR> -track everything I eat <BR> <BR> -start class on the 18th <BR> <BR> -study A&P daily <BR> <BR> -stay on track with the 21 Day Fix <BR> <BR> -lose 10lbs <BR> <BR> -blog my weekly goals every Sunday <BR> <BR> -make a weekly workout schedule <BR> <BR> -weigh myself and update my tracker on the 1st <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>362</em>   <em>1... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 02:30:31 EST LIFE... “Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.” <BR> <BR> &#8213; C. JoyBell C. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:34 EST DARE TO BE... When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. <BR> <BR> When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. <BR> <BR> When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. <BR> <BR> When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. <BR> <BR> When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. <BR> <BR> When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. <BR> <BR> When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going. <BR> <BR> When times are tough, dare to be tougher.... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:48:02 EST Starting & REstarting...JUNE 2014 GOALS... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for the month of June are to... <BR> <BR> -break the 240s <BR> <BR> -start and complete my 21 day challenge <BR> <BR> -make a weekly workout schedule <BR> <BR> -make weekly goals <BR> <BR> -restart and complete Food, Faith and Fitness <BR> <BR> -start a water aerobics class <BR> <BR> -work on time management....I have been working a lot 10-16 hours per day/6 days a week <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>194</em> <em>491</em> <em>249</em> <em>402</em> ... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:48:49 EST Thank You... "The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it." <BR> <BR> -Hubert H. Humphrey <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>304</em> <em>220</em> <em>223</em> <BR> Tue, 6 May 2014 07:56:45 EST Weakness... <BR> "Our weaknesses are divine gifts that when embraced will enable us to make our purposeful contribution to the whole, which is why we incarnated in the first place." <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Andrew Schneider Fri, 2 May 2014 06:39:43 EST ONE THING.... "Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it." <BR> <BR> -Oprah Winfrey <BR> Thu, 1 May 2014 16:42:00 EST When Faith Endures... I will not doubt, I will not fear <BR> God’s love and strength are always near <BR> His promised gift helps me to find <BR> An inner strength and peace of mind <BR> I give the Father willingly <BR> My trust, my prayers, humility. <BR> His Spirit guides, his love assures <BR> That fear departs when faith endures. <BR> <BR> by Naomi Randall <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 03:37:05 EST Please....DON'T... “Don't ever give up. <BR> Don't ever give in. <BR> Don't ever stop trying. <BR> Don't ever sell out. <BR> And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, <BR> pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off. <BR> But never, ever, ever give up.” <BR> <BR> &#8213; Richelle E. Goodrich <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:02:42 EST FEAR & LOVE... “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who e... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:20:36 EST It Can... "Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can." <BR> <BR> -Nicholas Sparks <BR> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:24:02 EST WOUNDS... "Turn your wounds into wisdom." <BR> <BR> -Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>410</em> <em>209</em> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:28 EST Tuesday's Plan.... Today's plan.... <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> -restart my eating plan <BR> -drink at least 10 glasses of water <BR> -drink 2 cups green tea - no sugar <BR> -eat at least 4 times <BR> -eat at least 6 fruggies <BR> -no fast food or soda <BR> <BR> EXERCISE <BR> -complete at least 60 minutes of cardio <BR> -complete 100 the squats <BR> -workout with my fitness buddy this evening <BR> <BR> REST & RELAXATION <BR> -watch a movie <BR> -read a chapter of my book <BR> <BR> SPARK <BR> -get at leas... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:57:10 EST TOMORROW.... "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" <BR> <BR> -L.M. Montgomery <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:43:02 EST I hope I don't repeat this goal next week too... <em>193</em> <em>55</em> <em>9</em> <em>55</em> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> I have one goal for this week and that is to get out of the 240s. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>301</em> <em>362</em> <em>331</em> <em>529</em> <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:54:56 EST CONFESSION..... "Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession." <BR> -Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> I have been eating 1 to 2 times per day this week. I only ate once yesterday. I do not purposely do this. Sometimes, I lose track of time and just simply do not have an appetite. I know that this is not a good thing....very bad in fact. Especially, since I am trying to lose weight. I might have to set my daggone alarm cl... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:16:34 EST BELIEVE... Believe... <BR> <BR> <BR> "By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired." <BR> <BR> -- Nikos Kazantzakis <BR> <BR> <BR> "Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you." <BR> <BR> -- Shakti Gawain <BR> <BR> <BR> "What you believe yourself to be, you are." <BR... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:38:37 EST DESIRES... <BR> "Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you." <BR> <BR> -- Shakti Gawain <BR> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:37:27 EST FOOD... "The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison."   <BR> <BR> -Ann Wigmore Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:54:40 EST EVERTHING... "Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you." <BR> <BR> -Wayne Dyer <BR> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 23:01:09 EST GOAL FOR THE WEEK OF 4/6/14 <em>193</em> <em>55</em> <em>9</em> <em>55</em> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> I have one goal for this week and that is to get out of the 240s. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>301</em> <em>362</em> <em>331</em> <em>529</em> <BR> <BR> ...and I have no idea how to do it. I have been stuck there for too long.... <em>234</em> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:28:21 EST ANYWAY... The Paradoxical Commandments <BR> <BR> People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. <BR> Love them anyway. <BR> <BR> If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. <BR> Do good anyway. <BR> <BR> If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. <BR> Succeed anyway. <BR> <BR> The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. <BR> Do good anyway. <BR> <BR> Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. <BR> Be honest and frank anyway. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 02:31:39 EST FOCUS... "Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important." <BR> <BR> -- Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:00:58 EST LIFE.... "Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, <BR> kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, <BR> and never regret anything that made you smile." <BR> <BR> - Author Unknown - Thu, 3 Apr 2014 11:42:28 EST The Bridge... "It is sometimes hard to cross that bridge, <BR> try something new, or make that change. <BR> But once you do, you will realize <BR> that things are usually never as bad as we imagine." <BR> <BR> - Michelle C. Ustaszeski <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>321</em> <em>458</em> <em>530</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:00:04 EST APRIL 2014 GOALS <em>244</em> <em>249</em> <em>274</em> <em>491</em> <em>301</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for the month of April are to.... <BR> <BR> -save at least $100 toward my tuition <BR> <BR> -study A&P daily <BR> <BR> -attend church <BR> <BR> -complete my 21 Day Challenge <BR> <BR> -blog my weekly goals every Sunday <BR> <BR> -post a blog everyday <BR> <BR> -make a weekly workout schedule <BR> <BR> -weigh myself and update my tracker on the 1st <BR> <BR> -reward m... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 06:58:26 EST 21 DAY CHALLENGE & WORKOUT SCHEDULE <em>529</em> <BR> Start Date - 3/31/14 <BR> End Date - 4/20/14 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>296</em> <em>194</em> <em>301</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> For the next 21 days I will... <BR> <BR> -read Food, Faith, and Fitness For Women (A 21 Day Journey To A New You) <BR> -exercise EVERYDAY <BR> -practice portion control <BR> -drink at least 80oz of water EVERYDAY <BR> -eat at least 6 fruggies EVERYDAY <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>521</em> <em>550</em> <em>331... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:41:34 EST GOALS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/30/14 <em>524</em> I completely lost track of my 100 Day Challenge. I have had way too much going on in every aspect of my life and I think 100 days at a time was just a bit too overwhelming for me. So, I will try something else. I will post that tomorrow. Thank you all for your support... <BR> <BR> I have to repeat some previous goals and I am okay with that. <BR> <BR> Moving on.... <BR> <BR> <em>529</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for this week are to: <BR> <BR> -GET BACK ON TRACK <BR> <BR> -s... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:11:23 EST DAY 6 OF 100 <BR> <BR> "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." <BR> <BR> -- Buddha <BR> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Good Morning/Afternoon <em>469</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday went pretty well, but I ate too many Nekot Cookies. I love them. I don't have anymore and I won't purchase anymore. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Moving on to day 7.... <BR> <BR> Today's plan... <BR> <BR> -eat at least 4 times <BR> -eat 6 fruggies <BR> -drink at least 80oz of wat... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:27:39 EST DAY 5 OF 100 In short...yesterday went well and today was even better. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will be day 7.... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:26:04 EST DAY 4 OF 100/GOALS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/9/14/RE-FOCUSING ON WHAT WORKS FOR ME... Here I go again. I don't know why I put myself through this. When something works and I start losing weight I change things up and then BAM...I don't recall what worked. I had to dig deep and figure it out AGAIN. MY old plan, which is simple and easy works. I am going to get back to it. <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Day 4 of 100 was okay...need to fine tune some things. Moving on to day 5...working on my plan and trying to get and keep it together. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <em>244<... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:37:01 EST DAY 3 OF 100 & Dieter's Prayer... <em>244</em> Day 3 went pretty well. I met all of my goals for the day. I realized that I am unforgiving when I don't follow my diet 100% . I'm striving to be perfect and execute the diet as written everyday and that's just not realistic. I'm stressing myself out about it. I need to allow room for error. This weekend I'm going to rethink my diet/eating plan because what I'm currently doing isn't working. I actually like the plan, but I can't seem to get it and keep it together. Maybe it is ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 07:09:29 EST DAY 2 OF 100 Day 2 of 100... <BR> <BR> Yesterday didn't go as well as expected or planned. I got off work at 9am and got called right back in at 12:30pm. I was not prepared for that. It pretty much threw the rest of my day off...way off... <BR> <BR> Anyway yesterday I... <BR> <BR> -worked 14 hours <BR> -said my prayer <BR> -got in an hour and 30 minutes of cardio <BR> -drank 80oz of water <BR> -only ate once <BR> -only at 2 fruggies <BR> <BR> Moving on to Day 3.. <BR> <BR> Today will be a better day... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 10:49:32 EST DAY 1 of 100 <em>249</em> of 100.... <BR> <BR> Day 1 went fairly well. Yesterday I... <BR> <BR> -worked 10 hours <BR> -said my prayer <BR> -got in an hour and 45 minutes of cardio <BR> -got in upper and lower body ST <BR> -drank 80oz of water <BR> -followed my eating plan <BR> -ate 4 fruggies....2 shy of my daily goal.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Today's goals... <BR> - say my prayer <BR> -30 to 60 minutes of cardio <BR> -follow my eating plan <BR> -6 fruggies <BR>... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 05:55:17 EST 100 DAY CHALLENGE <em>529</em> <BR> Start Date - 3/5/14 <BR> End Date - 6/12/14 <BR> <BR> Starting Weight - 244.0lbs <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>296</em> <em>194</em> <em>301</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> For the next 100 days I will... <BR> <BR> -say The Dieter's Prayer EVERYDAY <BR> -exercise EVERYDAY <BR> -follow my diet <BR> -practice portion control <BR> -drink at least 80oz of water EVERYDAY <BR> -eat at least 6 fruggies EVERYDAY <BR> -track my water, workouts & daily progress on SP <... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 07:48:17 EST CELEBRATE!!! "Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are YOU." <BR> <BR> -Mandy Hale <BR> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 02:39:21 EST Goal for the week of 3/2/14 <em>193</em> <em>55</em> <em>9</em> <em>55</em> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> I have one goal for this week and that is to get out of the 240s. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>301</em> <em>362</em> <em>331</em> <em>529</em> <BR> <BR> I havs just about 2lbs to go. <em>244</em> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 03:58:54 EST GOALS FOR MARCH 2014 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for the month of March are to... <BR> <BR> -blog my weekly goals every Sunday <BR> <BR> -be consistent with the FSD <BR> <BR> -exercise every day <BR> <BR> -make a doctor's appointment <BR> <BR> -limit dining out to once per week <BR> <BR> -loose 8lbs <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> <em>231</em> <em>402</em> <em>45</em> <em>474</em> <em>249</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:49:40 EST MARCH 2014 WALK CHALLENGE-CARE TO JOIN ME??!!?? <em>244</em> <em>68</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> MARCH 2014 WALK AWAY THE POUNDS WALK CHALLENGE FROM LESLIE SANSONE'S WALK AT HOME WEBSITE. THE LINK IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG. <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> <em>362</em> <em>331</em> <em>231</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat. March 1 – <BR> Walk It Off in 30 Days – Burn 30 & Firm 30 Segments! <BR> (Or 45 min. Walk OR 6,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sun. March 2 – <BR> “Rest-ore” for the week ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:22:05 EST Open To Possibilities.... <BR> "Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there." <BR> <BR> -- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:26:20 EST Easy - Difficult EASY - DIFFICULT <BR> Author Unknown <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Easy is to judge the mistakes of others <BR> - Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes... <BR> <BR> <BR> Easy is to talk without thinking <BR> - Difficult is to refrain the tongue... <BR> <BR> <BR> Easy is to hurt someone who loves us. <BR> - Difficult is to heal the wound... <BR> <BR> <BR> Easy is to forgive others <BR> - Difficult is to ask for forgiveness. .. <BR> <BR> <BR> Easy is to set rules. <BR> - Diffic... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:18:09 EST Something to think about... <BR> "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." <BR> <BR> ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ <BR> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:37:29 EST FRIENDS... Friends.. <BR> <BR> A friend is someone we turn to <BR> when our spirits need a lift. <BR> A friend is someone we treasure <BR> for our friendship is a gift. <BR> A friend is someone who fills our lives <BR> with beauty, joy, and grace. <BR> And makes the whole world we live in <BR> a better and happier place. <BR> <BR> - Jean Kyler McManus - Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:03:07 EST 5 Terms Explained.... 5 Terms Used By a Woman: <BR> <BR> 1) “Fine” – This is the word women use to end an argument when she knows she is right and you need to shut up. <BR> <BR> 2) “Nothing” – means “Something” and you need to be worried. <BR> <BR> 3) “Go Ahead” – this is a dare, not permission, don't do it. <BR> <BR> 4) “Whatever” – A women's way of saying screw you. <BR> <BR> 5) “That's Ok” – She is thinking long and hard on how and when you will pay for your mistake. <BR> <BR> Bonus Word: “Wow!” – T... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:43:25 EST HaRd..... " Losing weight is hard.  <BR> Maintaining weight is hard.  <BR> Staying overweight is hard.  <BR> CHOOSE YOUR HARD."  <BR> . <BR> - Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>530</em> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:05:37 EST Once again.... Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass <BR> through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive <BR> myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of <BR> myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making <BR> excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, <BR> because that is who I am. <BR> <... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:55:31 EST Afraid... "Be not afraid of changing slowly; be afraid only of standing still." <BR> <BR> -- Chinese Proverb <BR> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:16:23 EST Results... “There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.” <BR> <BR> – Tony Robbins Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:28:38 EST Goals... A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” <BR> <BR> – Bruce Lee Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:26:35 EST Goals For The Week Of 2/16/14 This is pretty much a repeat of last week's goals. I aim to do better this week. <BR> <BR> <em>529</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for this week are to: <BR> <BR> -continue the Walk Challenge <BR> <BR> -get in at least 60 minutes of cardio 5 days <BR> <BR> -complete an AM and a PM workout 5 days <BR> <BR> -eat at least 4 times per day <BR> <BR> -eat at least 6 fruggies EVERYDAY <BR> <BR> -drink at least 12 glasses of water EVERYDAY <BR> <BR> -restart Phase II of The FSD <BR> <BR> -get m... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 06:58:58 EST