MSROZZIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MSROZZIE MSROZZIE'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/ Self-Esteem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725050 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> My growing self-esteem enables me to be a participator rather than a spectator. <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1044080179.jpg"> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:56:51 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701687 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will hope for everything, but expect nothing from the people I love. I will insist on progress from myself only. <BR> <BR> Most of us are responsible for the rain that falls on our parades. We need to lighten up, to back off, and to be more open to happy surprises! <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l924185273.jpg"> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:16:43 EST Sermons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670033 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will make sure my loudest sermons are the quality of my own life. <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1366690340.jpg"> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:50:56 EST Focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637257 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will focus on my successes. "I can" is my credo! <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2054645891.jpg"> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 22:32:20 EST Making Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596328 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will be aware that I am a champion in the making. I may not make a complete turnaround today, but I will make progress. <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1938796425.jpg"> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:34:21 EST Personal Improvement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580959 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will take the best plan I have and put it into action. Today, I will say less and do more! <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l576201033.jpg"> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:46:55 EST Strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547982 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I pray for the strength to persevere when a task has stopped being fun! <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1496634142.jpg"> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:40:34 EST Healthy Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542957 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> My healthy choice today is to live these twenty-four hours as a bright potential untarnished by yesterday! <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1360008612.jpg"> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 20:29:11 EST Heart Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524826 On Saturday, 2 Nov 13, I'll be walking a 5k in memory of my Mom, at the Tampa Bay Heart Walk. This is very special to me as I will be supporting a great organization and honoring my Mom's memory too! <em>311</em> <em>9</em> <em>104</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Update - 8 Nov 13: The day of the walk was very, very wet and it rained throughout the event. But we persevered and lots of goodies, music and fun had by all! <em>244</em> <em>311</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 18:21:46 EST Personal Renewal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524178 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Personal renewal is possible for me; my SparkPeople fitness and weight management program and goals promises it! <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l53291105.jpg"> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 20:56:44 EST Accountable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517918 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I am accountable both for what I do and for what I fail to do! <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l643694278.jpg"> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:14:26 EST Why Not! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505396 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will face the "Not Yet" and ask, "Why Not?" <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l755474752.jpg"> Sat, 5 Oct 2013 18:18:22 EST UNCF 5K Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481907 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1462915871.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Roz and Robert Foster, UNCF Development Director <BR> Date: 7 Sep 2013 <BR> Time: 56:45 <BR> <BR> This is the time of year to get out and walk, run for your favorite charity organization! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:49:28 EST Persistence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464382 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I pray for persistence in the face of many defeats. I ask my Higher Power for courage to keep at it! <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1226276522.jpg"> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:15:46 EST Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458324 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I will not define my life by my problems. I remind myself that struggle is part of life - not life itself! <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l45672674.jpg"> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 19:45:56 EST Serenity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451082 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I value serenity above all else. I no longer have a need for contention - with myself or anybody else. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2115179905.jpg"> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:47:03 EST Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434577 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> What's done is done! When I forgive someone I don't let anybody off the hook but myself. <BR> <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1260835625.jpg"> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:39:16 EST Major Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430950 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I will learn to be patient with my rate of progress accepting all movement onward as a major success. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2053480707.jpg"> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:29:28 EST Time and Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419309 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Each day I will examine where my time and energy went and decide if they were spent in pursuit of the priorities I have chosen. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1464827551.jpg"> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:22:54 EST Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395555 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will think about my time and energy as my "capital." I will ask my Higher Power to help me spend it wisely to ensure a healthy future. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>104</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l101654879.jpg"> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:00:49 EST Healthy LifeStyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362777 In my dreams I see a slimmer me, healthy and enjoying life. <BR> <BR> Blogging on SparkPeople with my SparkFriends. <BR> <BR> Offering encouragement to family members and friends. <BR> <BR> Planning and preparing healthy meals and sharing with others. <BR> <BR> Loving life and life is loving me back! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>104</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1090068785.jpg"> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:27:47 EST The Spark Solution - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361397 I've completed Week 1 of the The Spark Solution Challenge. <em>224</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I had reached a plateau and wanted to try something new, but I wanted proper guidance and this book and challenge has been very informative and very helpful. My start weigh-in was: 213.6 and this morning's weigh-in is 210.0. I have increased energy, sleeping better, no daily food cravings and less stress. <BR> <BR> I like the new recipes, their variety, which includes new food items (some I h... Sun, 19 May 2013 18:40:59 EST The Spark Solution Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357989 Day 3: I got a good feel of how to prepare the planned 3 meals for the day. Preparation and staying organized helps. After dinner, I cook or bake what I can for the next day or so meal. I don't know how my Mom kept up with all the cooking for the family for so many years!(WOW). <BR> <BR> I stayed within caloric range, but only had one snack for the day. I stay so full with just eating breakfast. Loved the chicken salad and dressing. Prefer Day 1 breakfast. I feel full without any food cravi... Wed, 15 May 2013 22:52:45 EST Act As If... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344730 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I will work to understand that often my actions need to precede my feelings if I am to make progress. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l432087376.jpg"> Fri, 3 May 2013 20:41:09 EST Moderation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337683 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Life is precious. Today, I will not take my life for granted. I now have enough self-worth to admit my character flaws. I am willing to risk temporary discomfort for the rewards of a better life. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1276503592.jpg"> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 21:08:29 EST Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329933 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I will develop an attitude of gratitude each day, giving thanks for my many blessings. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2128748800.jpg"> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:52:28 EST Weight Loss Vision Statement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318830 1. To solve or prevent medical problems. <BR> <BR> 2. Having the ability to do activities I enjoy or need to do. <BR> <BR> 3. Maintain a healthy weight and to exercise daily. <BR> <BR> 4. Remain active and continue a healthy diet and lifestyle. <BR> <BR> 5. Future good health and self-esteem and be a role model to my relatives and myself. <BR> <BR> 6. Start living! <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:01:52 EST Yes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313132 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will say yes to life, yes to love, yes to my own power to make positive decisions. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l905641657.jpg"> Fri, 5 Apr 2013 22:35:59 EST Ability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309322 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I thank God for my growing ability to choose. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1473224991.jpg"> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 20:09:01 EST Worthwhile Qualities http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306578 FOOD FOR THOUGHT! <BR> <BR> I am comforted by seeing the good within us all, because that means I am finding more worthwhile qualities within myself. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1172709677.jpg"> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:45:33 EST Supermarket Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296758 Today I shopped for the weekend and bought lots of fresh fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> I'm trying a few new SparkPeople recipes and walked through a few aisles for ingredients. Of course I turned into the SNACK aisle and low and behold the 'pretzels' gave me a shout out! I walked through as fast I could and then the 'potato chips' called me by name! Well, I zipped through those aisles for the items I needed and checked out of the store as fast as I could. <BR> <BR> I made it home with m... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:26:24 EST Inner Voice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294246 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I am learning to say no to the inner voice that demands superhuman efforts. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1562321179.jpg"> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:34:09 EST On Guard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279439 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I will be on guard lest by ignoring the inches I find myself a mile off base. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l660287429.jpg"> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 21:40:35 EST Old Ways http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260554 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I am willing to risk the security of old ways for the prospect of happy, new tomorrows. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1080378417.jpg"> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:13:59 EST Personal Growth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243364 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Our own personal growth is our own personal responsibility. Either we take on the job or we don't....it's as simple, and as difficult, as that! <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1166488749.jpg"> Fri, 8 Feb 2013 22:12:40 EST Focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224807 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will focus on my successes. "I CAN" is my CREDO. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1507144861.jpg"> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:24:41 EST Champion In The Making http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210480 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will be aware that I am a champion in the making. I may not make a complete turnaround today, but I will make progress. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l951858359.jpg"> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:50:43 EST Self-Discipline http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201104 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will remember that self-discipline is in my self-interest. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2085434498.jpg"> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:19:18 EST Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197611 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Life is precious. Today, I will not take my life for granted. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l861975739.jpg"> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:10:55 EST Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193646 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I pray for the wisdom to see myself as the precious, unequaled human being that I am. Let me be aware that the life I've been given is mine. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1791964304.jpg"> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:03:18 EST Action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188774 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will take the best plan I have and put it into action. Today, I will say less and do more. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>311</em> <em>216</em> <em>319</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l430945488.jpg"> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:25:38 EST Changing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184600 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> What's important to me is changing. My wants are becoming fewer as I realize that my needs are already met. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l973157558.jpg"> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:22:42 EST My Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182778 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I pray for faith in the future and for the strength to carry on when I am tired and discouraged. <BR> <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1053275314.jpg"> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:27:56 EST Past Christmases http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175460 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I have made a conscious decision to leave past Christmases in the past. Today, I will begin to plan a celebration. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>104</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l105297119.jpg"> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:37:01 EST Celebration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174571 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I will rethink my old ideas about celebration. I will learn to lift up my heart in new ways. <BR> <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1234256938.jpg"> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 17:05:29 EST A Day Of Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166679 God Bless those who lost a loved one today, at the Connecticut shooting tragedy: <BR> <BR> THE BROKEN CHAIN <BR> <BR> We little knew that morning <BR> That God was going to call your name <BR> In life we loved you dearly <BR> In death we do the same <BR> It broke our hearts to lose you <BR> You did not go alone <BR> For part of us went with you <BR> The day God called you home <BR> You left us peaceful memories <BR> Your love is still our guide <BR> And though we cannot see you ... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:27:02 EST SparkCoach Activity - Nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163603 I have to watch what I eat during the holidays, while I'm out and about doing my Christmas shopping. My new goal is to eat a balanced meal before I leave home. Keep bottled water in the car, and a piece of fruit. Stay focused on my fitness and weight management goals. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:58:33 EST Possibilities http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161309 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today's possibilities need not be limited by the past. I choose to be happy and healthy for this 24 hours. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l162533212.jpg"> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 17:55:07 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159591 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> I am learning to be satisfied with progress rather than perfection. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>381</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1745597586.jpg"> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:40:34 EST Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142852 FOOD FOR THOUGHT: <BR> <BR> Today, I give thanks for the chance to give thanks. <em>9</em> <em>211</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l594818248.jpg"> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:09:41 EST