NANALD's SparkPeople Blog NANALD's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 37 Seconds that Could Change Your Life I came across the following blog today and thought it was worth sharing. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> 37 Seconds To Read: May Change Your View For A Lifetime <BR> <BR> Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. <BR> His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. <BR> <BR> The men talked for hours on end... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:59:24 EST Goals for the Holiday Season It has been too long since I have addressed my goals. Today I volunteered to come up with a team challenge and decided to address holiday goals partially so that I had to do it myself. As an update, much to my amazement I made my birthday weigh loss goal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as exciting as I had thought it would be. I would gladly trade the accomplishment for a few weeks of feeling good and having the ability to enjoy the Spark the way that I did several months ago. <BR> <BR> I ... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 18:58:51 EST Same goals, different month. What's going wrong here? Despite my good intentions and positive vibes my health continued to put me on a roller coaster during August and I was not able to accomplish what I wanted to. My exercise remained much lower than it had been and I was disappointed in my lack of progress. I am stuck in a weight plateau that seems like it is becoming permanent and am running out of weeks to make it to the big birthday goal. That being said, my goals for September are very much like they were in August. The only good news... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 00:58:42 EST The Best Laid Plans... The month of June was a good one for me. I was able to achieve more in terms of exercise and other goals than I had been able to in ages. So, I guess it should come as no surprise that when I started planning ahead for July I set my sites high. I thought I could conquer the world, or at least my little corner of it. <BR> <BR> Since I am just now addressing goals for August, I guess it is already obvious what happened. Yes, I fell pretty flat on my face. Mind you it wasn’t due to lack of ... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 14:59:50 EST I Am Blessed! I never cease to be amazed by the messages that the universe sends to me. For some time now I have been meaning to renew the old habit of doing a gratitude journal. Oddly enough, I was trying to think of some way to change my status to reflect my need to reflect on my feelings of gratitude when I clicked on a message from Skinny Vibes and there it was--today's challenge is to blog about 5 things I am grateful for. Well, obviously I needed a kick in the pants (as usual) to get me moving and ... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 08:46:59 EST Goals for July---Time to Add Some Spark <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> My weight loss is getting slower and slower and I need to make sure that it doesn't cause me to lose my steam and give up. In an effort to help keep myself going I have decided to go more public with my journey and am starting by updating and posting my goals for the month. No doubt I would not have done this without a challenge from Skinnny Vibes! I seem to function better when challenged th... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 11:14:22 EST