NANCYBFULLER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NANCYBFULLER NANCYBFULLER'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/ experiment with the word... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847725 But Behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and excercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until you can believe in a manner that ye can give palce for a portion of my words, Alma 32:27 <BR> <BR> In my previous journey where I actually lost weight, I came to the realization that this journey was very similar to Alma's description of faith. We have to do more than believe... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:10:15 EST Yesterday's Tender Mercies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842121 From the LDS Addiction Recovery Manual, chapter 2 Hope: <BR> <BR> "You will see the the tender mercies of the Lord in your life as you learn to watch for them ad as you come to believe that the power of God can indeed help you recover." <BR> <BR> What evidences of God and His love have you experienced? <BR> <BR> I decided that my task for yesterday was to watch for the tender mercies that came to me during the day. <BR> <BR> - I decided to look around sparkpeople yesterday before I signed... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:17:58 EST Hope... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4840584 Hope should be a positive word, but the way we use it today, it has a element of doubt in it. "I hope we win the ballgame." "I sure hope this diet works" "I hope the Lord answers my prayers." Inside each of those statements is an element of doubt. <BR> <BR> BUT- when you look the word up in the dictionary you will find that the definition is "An expectation filled with desire for fulfillment of promised blessings." <BR> <BR> Now everytime I come to the word in my scriptures I say to mysel... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:48:56 EST And my soul hungered... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4833145 Yesterday in reviewing my old blogs I came to the beginning of some of the trials that I have experienced over the past couple of years. It was very painful to reread. I realized that the past decade has been a very painful one for me and my family. <BR> <BR> At the same time I was reminded that I found success before with the 12-step program and so I have decided to go back to it. ( My wireless Internet is acting up, so I hope that I can complete this blog before it goes down.) <BR> <BR> S... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:47:39 EST submitting versus resigning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4831669 As I have been reading my old blogs, I saw that at one time I used the 12 step program to lose weight. <BR> After General Conference the church did a segment between conferences about how the 12 step program helps people overcome problems of addiction from pornography, drugs to over eating. <BR> <BR> Then as I was studying for my Sunday School lesson I read Mosiah 3:19 <BR> For the natural man is an enemy of God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:28:28 EST Thought provoking questions from one of my old blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810256 Thought provoking questions <BR> <BR> Sunday, November 23, 2008 <BR> <BR> The other day I was looking at the piece of paper I use for a bookmark in my scriptures. I had the following questions written on it: <BR> <BR> "Yea, how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the chidren of me, if it so be that they excercise faith in Him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him." 1 Nephi 7:12 <BR> <BR> - What has the Spirit taught you that wa... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 08:38:40 EST Where have all the sparkfriends gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800989 I have been reviewing my old blog posts, and noticing who commented on my blogs way back then. I have gone to their sparkpages and found that a good majority of them are no longer active with sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> I wonder why? Did they meet their goal and now no longer need the support? Did they get discouraged and quit? Is life just too busy now? hmm. <BR> <BR> I know that I have had my ups and downs on this journey, and it can get discouraging if it is not a quick fix, but it truly is a... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:48:23 EST Tips for losing weight after 50 - [four years later ;-) ] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799397 I am in the process of rereading my original blog posts (I have been a member of sparkpeople for over 4 years). I came across a blog I originally wrote on July 10, 2008 that has helped to rekindle some spark. I wrote then that I learned these tips by reading ehow. In this blog I am again going to post the tips, but add my commentary on what I know today, four years later. <BR> <BR> Losing weight after 50, <BR> <BR> 1- walk more - Over the past four years of being on spark I have learned ... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:15:14 EST Need a tip to renew your motivations? read this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4798469 Here I am again restarting my spark program. I have been a member of spark since Dec 2007, you would think I would have this down pat by now, but alas this is a life long journey. <BR> <BR> BUT found something to rekindle my motivation. I have decided to go back and reread my original blogs, to see the evolution of my current self. <BR> <BR> Here are some things I have did then that I need to get back to using again. I did not realize how much I used prayer for this journey back then. I hav... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:28:36 EST Will three times be a charm? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796375 This is the third time in as many years that I am losing the same ten pounds, will this be the time that it stays off for good? <BR> <BR> I saw a commercial on TV about a cartoon figure that wanted to quit smoking, but a started up once again. The voice on the commercial said, "Don't feel bad that you tried and failed, each time you try and fail you learn a little bit more about yourself. It takes practice to do this right." <BR> <BR> Now I don't and never have smoked, but the advice rang ... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:41:57 EST Reviewing old blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4795160 Since I have been a member of sparkpeople since Dec 2007, I have a lot of old blogs. It is very enlightening to read what you wrote four years ago, and ask yourself has anything changed. <BR> <BR> Yes, one thing has changed, I have more emotional baggage than before. <BR> <BR> I am still still struggling with weight, probably will until the day I die, however I weigh less today than I did then, so that is good. <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:10:39 EST I refuse to let the old lady in!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785182 My goal for this year is, "Don't Let the Old Lady In." That goals stems from my mother. My mother has always seemed old to me. She went gray early and has acted the part all of her life. I remember when she turned 55 she said, "Now I can get the senior citizen discount legally." <BR> <BR> I turned 55 this year and I thought of that when AARP contacted me. I don't want to resign myself to being old, I want to fight it tooth and nail, and thus the mantra, "Don't Let the Old Lady In." <BR> <B... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:31:02 EST I'm back, and I am older and wiser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4782629 Today is such a beautiful day that it is a good day for a new beginning. I now have an ipad, which I entered the sparkpage app to, and I hope it helps. <BR> <BR> For those of you who know me, nothing has really changed. My husband is still unemployed. I am beginning to feel that this is my new normal. That maybe the Lord doesn't want him to be employed. He has applied for his retirment from job he was laid-off from, and we sold some land, so it is not as though we don't have any money. The h... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 21:02:57 EST Today's Reflection: Considering things from another's point of view http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688504 "You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view." <BR> <BR> - Harper Lee, writer <BR> <BR> That statement is the true art of empathy. So many times people have given me advice from their point of view, and it doesn't really fit my situation. When that happens it angers me, I feel belittled and let down. I feel that they don't really understand. And I refuse to follow it. But when they take the time to listen to me, to hear my side of the story, and give me i... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:16:52 EST Where do I see myself in ten years? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686813 In a blog I read last week there was a series of questions asking where you would like to see yourself in ten years. The author of the blog said the answers to the questions came rather easily. For me, because my husband and I are in a state of limbo, he is unemployed, I had a harder time coming up with the answers to the questions. <BR> <BR> But here goes: <BR> <BR> Where do I see myself in ten years? The year will be 2022 <BR> <BR> I am not sure. A lot will depend on whether my husband g... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:43:00 EST Weightloss is not the goal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4663583 "Weightloss is not the goal, it is the result of a series of goals." <BR> <BR> I am trying to keep that in mind. The mantra keeps me focused on eating right, water and my ten minutes of fitness. <BR> <BR> Another quote I saw, "Give five percent of your time to maintaining health in order to prevent giving 100 percent of your time in recovering from a disease." <BR> <BR> Another, "I have two doctors, my right leg and my left leg." Sat, 7 Jan 2012 09:33:07 EST The deception of the emptynest syndrome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4616618 I remember when I was in the midst of the wonderful chaos of raising a family that I thought life would get easier once the children were out of the house. <BR> <BR> I have come to learn that nothing is as it appears. As you children grow, get married and have children of their own, life for you doesn't get simpler, it gets more complicated. The larger your family grows the more people you have to worry about. While it is true you don't have the chaos of having the family at home, you are p... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 15:42:15 EST Tips for carrying a heavy load http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4609029 I have been carrying a heavy emotional load around on my shoulders for quite sometime and I am becoming very exhausted. The other day as I was thinking about this I had some thoughts come into my mind teaching me how to carry heavy loads, and I have decided to share them with you. <BR> <BR> To carry an emotional load we must use the same techniques as carrying a physical load. <BR> <BR> 1- even a light weight load if carried wrong will soon become unbearable; example: if I put a book in my ... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 08:39:42 EST I'm still here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4605653 I am still here, and I am still managing to maintain my weight. Someday I will get the strenght to lost the last 20-30 pounds. <BR> <BR> I have not been as active in my teams as a should. I decided to take me off of all leadership of teams because I was not living up to my end of the bargain. <BR> <BR> I am still coming to spark every day and reading the article doing a quize and playing trivia. I also scroll down the secrets every so often. <BR> <BR> For the present time that is all that ... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:29:46 EST Acceptance, Patience and Waiting Upon the Lord http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532220 It's been awhile, and I apologize. Sometimes life just takes over. In spite of everything, I have still been able to keep my weight in the 160s and to go for long walks. Long walks have really been my salvation. <BR> <BR> We have truly been blessed during this unemployment phase of our life, but we are starting to hear negative comments from others as though we aren't doing enough. It has been a long time (a year and a half) and we ARE trying, but as of yet my husband hasn't landed a job. <B... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:45:54 EST today's reflection: Expecting too much happiness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4391575 A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness. <BR> <BR> - Bernard de Fontanelle, French writer <BR> <BR> I woke up with a negative attitude this morning. Tired of being tired, wondering what the future holds. From my perspective there are people who always want me to do more and more and more, but nobody it seems can see what I am doing and how busy I am. <BR> <BR> Then I read that quote. " A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness." <BR> <BR> Am I ma... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 09:37:39 EST Day 73- 100 days of 5 daily goals- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4390027 Can't believe that I am already at Day 73, and still going strong. The one goal that is driving all the other goals is my fitness goal. I am walking all over the place. <BR> <BR> I am already already looking ahead to what my next goals will be. I am going to try and build upon these goals as these goals seem to be working, but I don't want to sabotage myself by posting them too early. Besides, they might change. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:40:13 EST Day 67- 100 days of 5 daily goals- The blessings and curses of sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4378818 Here I am at day 67 of my goals and doing great. <BR> <BR> But I am not always so good about tracking on the computer. <BR> <BR> sparkpeople is wonderful about getting you motivated and actually doing the program, but sometimes I feel tied to the computer. <BR> <BR> I have to remember that sparkpeople is only a tool, a very good tool to be sure, but the reason for being here is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, not to more complicate my life. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 09:34:35 EST Day 66 - 100 days of 5 daily goals- Forging ahead amongst emotional setbacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4376504 Well here I am on day 66 and I am so amazed that I am still working on this goal. What is even more amazing is this past month some very emotional issues have resurfaced. and I am still able to meet my goals. <BR> <BR> I have learned that even when I am mad,angry hurt, full of resentment, scared, etc. that walking really does help <BR> <BR> Drinking water is not an emotional issue, you just do it. <BR> <BR> As long as I keep my protein up, eat regularly and have healthy snacks on hand, eat... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:52:19 EST Day 61-100 days of 5 daily goals- questions and answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4366019 I found these questions on another blog and decided to answer them myself. <BR> <BR> As of 7/16, how many workouts have you completed? <BR> - I have completed 61. Somedays I only did 10 minutes, but some days much, much more <BR> <BR> What have you noticed about your mood/stress levels/sleep quality on days you worked out? <BR> ~*~ My sleep is better most days, unless my stress level takes over. I have noticed that my mood has improved. On days when I am extremely stressed, I am now going... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 09:20:52 EST Day 60-100 days of 5 daily goals-the goals protect against depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4364102 I have passed the 60 day mark. Woo Hoo <BR> <BR> The past two weeks have been hard weeks emotionally. <BR> <BR> My mother who I have been driving to chemo has informed me that I keep the family in an uproar. I am the one who even believes she is sick, the others think she is just old and lazy, but Mom thinks I am the problem. It is so hard to feel like your parents don't appreciate the sacrifice I am making for them. <BR> <BR> My husband is getting closer to being through with school and... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:11:09 EST day 57 -100 days of 5 daily goals- mixed reactions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4357298 Hey, here I am in the middle of my goals getting mired down in the middle. <BR> <BR> I survived the 4th of July. I had children come home which resulted in eating or family BBQs. <BR> So even though I continued with my walking, water, the calories were more of a challenge. <BR> <BR> In addtion my parent family has thrown accusations at me. I am the one driving to her chemo, but I have been accused of keeping the family in an uproar. The family doesn't think mom is as sick as she is. So I h... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 08:52:37 EST This mornings walk was for the birds- pictures included http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4344893 This morning, because I had some additional time, and because I needed to clear my head from some negative things that happened yesterday, I went on a longer than unusual walk. I went six and a half miles. Woo Hoo!!! But that is not the most amazing thing. <BR> <BR> As I was walking I was feeling sorry for myself and praying, when all of the sudden a Canadian Goose flew down by my side. Now seeing birds on my walk is not unusual, because I live close to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge a... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:13:37 EST This morning's walk was for the birds, pictures included http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4344869 I decided to go for a little longer walk today because I had the time, and because I had some things on my mind that I needed to think about. I went 6 and a half miles. . <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> But that isn't the amazing part. I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself and praying as I walked when a Canadian Goose flew down and walked with me. Yes, he walked by my side for two miles! <BR> <BR> Now seeing birds on my walk is not unusual, as I live close to the Bear Rive... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:03:57 EST Day 51- 100 days of 5 daily goals- meeting goals inspite emotional day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4344336 Wow, did the fireworks ever blow. <BR> <BR> As you know I have been driving my mother to her chemo appointments every two weeks for over a year. I found out from a brother that there was a big family discussion on July 4 of whether my Dad should drive or not. the family is divided on that. I found out that my mother thinks I keep the family in an uproar. To give service and not have it appreciated is a big drain on me. <BR> <BR> One brother told me he has no more time to devote to Mom and D... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 09:31:08 EST days46,47,48,49,50-100 days of 5 daily goals- Half Way! Come and celebrate with me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4340992 I cannot believe that I have stuck with this for 50 days! I am even more stoked that the half way mark came on the 4th of July. <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> What has worked you ask? <BR> <BR> I set easy goals. My goals are 10 minutes of excercise. That's it. True I have walked much more than that, because after I started I could see that it was possible. But, even now, if I only get in 10 minutes I have still met my goal. <BR> <BR> Don't over think thi... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 18:02:29 EST days, 44,45- 100 days of 5 daily goals -the last day of June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4332281 I started these goals in the middle of May and I was 177 pounds. <BR> <BR> By June 1 I was down to 174.4 pounds. <BR> <BR> This morning I was 167.2 pounds <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> During the month of June I have logged in 1,946 fitness minutes <BR> 112 miles, I started in the middle of May logging my miles onto a Utah Map going from the Utah/Idaho boarder to the Utah/Arizona boarder. Today I am in Scipio. Since the weather has warmed up I have been outside walking. It is mor... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:35:58 EST day 43- 100 days of 5 daily goals- Another good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4327814 Today I had to take my mother to her chemo- a service. <BR> On the way home I decided to take a detour and go to Mantua to walk around the reservoir. My sparktracker said it was 2.99 miles. I can do that in about one hour. I am so glad I did. It was so peaceful. The sights, the smells, the birds, it was beautiful. Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:50:25 EST Days 41,42 - 100 days of 5 daily goals- and what a good morning it is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4325162 I have some good news. <BR> I have released from my body another pound. <em>104</em> <em>244</em> (Never, ever say you have lost weight. your body takes everything you say literally and if you say I lost weight, it will try and find it again. Instead say you release the weight.) <BR> <BR> Saturday, I noticed that our community hospital was having a health fair, and as part of that fair they were having a 5k and a one mile walk. I knew I would never survive a 5k, but I could survive a one ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 08:18:38 EST day 40 -100 days of 5 daily goals- a so so day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4321471 Fitness- I did my morning 2.6 mile walk and I had three or for times I actually tried to run. My endurance is lacking, but I it will come <BR> <BR> water - <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> calorie <em>24</em> The day started out wrong when I choose to have cold cereal for breakfast. I should have had an egg or oatmeal instead. I have learned to cook an egg in the microwave and it wouldn't have taken any more dishes or time, than the cereal and I would have been better off. After that I ate some co... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 08:13:57 EST day 39 - 100 days of 5 daily goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4319450 I did something really courageous this morning when I went on my walk. I actually did a little jogging. I surprised myself on how far I could run without getting pooped. True, I cannot run the entire two miles for which I went, but I did jog, so I am giving myself a shout out for that. <BR> <BR> True I am a little sore today but not bad, I think I might try it again today. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 08:09:32 EST day 38- 100 days of 5 daily goals- motivation and motivators http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4317264 Here I am at day 38, I can't believe I have stuck with this program as long as I have. Each day I fill in my chart gives me the motivation to keep going. Then again, when I see that I still have 62 days left on this journey that little negative voice in my head says, "It is ok to let up a little no one will know" <BR> <BR> Then I log onto sparkpeople and read a few blogs and realize that because of my logging in every day someone else has tried to set a few goals for themselves and are suc... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:56:57 EST Day 37- 100 days of 5 daily goals- fitness advice... hmm? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4315091 Yesterday was not as productive as most. I was fasting for personal religious reasons during the day and then went to the temple in the evening. We usually go out ot eat after going to the temple, and even though I had fasted most of the day I ate in one meal almost a days worth of calories. But I did stay within calorie range. <em>40</em> I need to work on that. I noticed last fast sunday that I am eating more on fast Sunday than other days even though I have fasted for two meals. <BR> ... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:45:19 EST Day 36- 100 days of 5 daily goals- Out of small things proceedeth that which is great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4312661 Yesterday was a good day, <BR> Walked 2 1/2 miles, ate healthy <BR> drank water <BR> did the magic minimum <BR> drove my parents to their appointments, took some bread to neighbors with health problems and then went to see the movie 17 miracles, it is about the Martin and Willie Handcart companies. It was a very touching movie, and to make it even better the handicapped boy, Travis Eberhard use to live in Bothwell, a small community just to the north west of where I live. <BR> <BR> My thoug... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:28:56 EST Days, 33, 34, 35- 100 days of 5 daily goals-a Woo Hoo and a note to self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4310043 Start out with the good news first. I stepped on the scales this morning and I was 168,6!!!! I am out of those awful 170s!!! <em>104</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> Five weeks ago, was when I started the 100 days of 5 daily goals. I have now past the five week mark and I have lost 9 pounds. I was 177 at the beginning of this challenge. <BR> <BR> NOTE TO SELF: It has taken me five weeks to lose nine pounds. Remember that. When I was in my funk and the scales start... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 09:15:28 EST Day 32-100 days of 5 daily goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4304398 Today I only had time for a ten minute fitness so I set my timer and walked up and down my stairway to my basement. I was surprised at how hard that was. It is easier to do a one stair stepping on step, then do a whole stair case. I will be doing that more often to build my stamina. <BR> <BR> Other goals went great Fri, 17 Jun 2011 08:44:03 EST Day31- 100 days of 5 daily goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4302230 Today I went for a two and a half mile walk outside. It was a beautiful day with blue sky, the farmers out in the fields trying to play catch up with their farm work with all of the rain that we have had. The killdeers are out walking just a head of me on the gravel road. I have a slight sunburn on the back of my neck, not bad, but reminds me to wear a hat and put on sunscreen. <BR> <BR> I looked to the east to Brigham City and I was surprised that I could see the steeple of the new Brigham ... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:30:14 EST Day 30-100 days of 5 daily goasls- a Topsy Turvy Upside Down Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4299932 Well today was a different sort of day. In the past a day like today would have completely derailed me, but I actually managed to meet all my goals inspite of everything. I guess I need days like today to show me that I need to be flexible, and take care of myself, even when life doesn't always flow smoothly. <BR> <BR> The day started by receiving two sparkmails letting me know that I had inadvertently offended two people, because I am not communicating with them as much as they would like... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:00:02 EST Day 29-100 days of 5 daily goals, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4297685 Yesterday I just about fell off the bandwagon. I didn't want to excercise, it was cloudy and rainy outside. Then I looked at my goal chart sitting on my cabinet and I saw how far I had come, and I decided to keep going, and of course I felt good about keeping going. <BR> <BR> Some quotes I found. <BR> <BR> Walking is to relieve anxiety not create it. <BR> <BR> If you walk even for a little while you will remember how good it makes you feel. <BR> <BR> No one ever returns home from a walk ... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:47:00 EST Day 27&28-100 days of 5 daily goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4295106 The weekend came and went and I did well. <BR> Fitness I took my dog for a walk. I will do more today. My dog never really wants to exert himself. Lately I have been going north as there are not as many house and no dogs. He gets very lacadaisical on that walk. Saturday after we had walked to the north one mile, I decided to take him south where there are houses and other dogs to walk past. He lifted his head, and picked up his pace to a proud strut. Even though he was really panting he did ... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:45:59 EST Day 26- 100 days of 5 daily goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4291651 I had about 2 hours after work where I needed to stay in Brigham City. I went to lunch and then for my fitness I decided to walk the sidewalks of downtown Brigham City about 2 miles. They are putting the east steeple on the Brigham City temple so I got to see that. It is so beautiful. People are congregating on the lawn of the tabernacle with lawn chairs and lunches just to watch the construction of the temple. It is so wonderful. <BR> <BR> When I got home, my goat was gone so I got some ext... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:35:21 EST Day 25- 100 days of 5 daily goals- 1/4 done, looking over the horizon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4289580 Here I am at day 25, of my 100 day challenge, one quarter of the way done. If my goals were a pie chart the top right hand quarter would all be filled in. Here in Utah there are plenty of mountains to hike in. When you hike to the top of a mountain you don't do it all in one big burst. You hike so far then you turn around, look over the horizon and see how far you have come, and then look up the mountain and see how much farther you have to go. Well I feel that I am the place in the mountain ... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:25:54 EST Day 24- 100 days of 5 daily goals- my plug for consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4287387 Day 24 and I am still going strong, and I am down six pounds from when I started this journey. <BR> <BR> Does my motivation every waiver? Yes, but I have something that is keeping me motivated. My little goal chart that I made using my Word program. I have 100 squares for each of my five goals, and I color in a square each day that I meet that goal. It would be real easy to quit, except for that goal chart. One hundred days comes one day at a time, and in the beginning it seems so far away. ... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:47:37 EST Day 23- 100 days of 5 daily goals- Success builds upon success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4285024 Here I am three and a half weeks into my journey and I feel great! <BR> <BR> Each day that I accomplish my goals gives me encouragement for the day ahead. Sitting on a kitchen cabinet is my goal chart with 100 squares for each of my five goals. To make sure each goal gets marked off is my incentive to keep going. <BR> <BR> To feel the changes in my body and total well-being because of my fitness goals is empowering. My core feels strong, my legs are stronger, and I have a better outlook on... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 09:16:32 EST 22 days-100 days of 5 daily goals- What I have learned from my setbacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4282773 Fitness- went for a walk <em>250</em> <BR> water- <em>250</em> <BR> within calorie range- <em>250</em> <BR> magic minimum- <em>250</em> <BR> Daily Service- drove my parents to the doctor, went to visit my daughter <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> The Daily Blog "Failure leads to Success" really caught my eye today and I decided to write my own blog on the subject. I prefer to call it setback rather than failure. <BR> <BR> My title is "What I have learned from my Setbacks". <BR> <BR> First a ... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 10:08:29 EST