POSITIVELY_EB's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=POSITIVELY%5FEB POSITIVELY_EB'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/ Not another follow-up.... Well, maybe a little! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444529 So, my last few blogs have been follow-ups. This one will be - just a little! Then on to other things! <BR> <BR> My mother is settling in. After checking with the assisted living places in town we found out that she has to pay "on her own" for at least 18 months before she can get any help from the state/government for housing. Neither she nor I can afford 3,000 to 4,000 a month for that, so she will be staying with us permanently. I've cleared out another room in my house so she has a ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 20:57:51 EST Another follow-up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415339 I thought my life had finally calmed down! But several years ago it got crazy again with me driving out to Maine to help my mother. I did that 5 times in 2 years! That's a lot of driving and a lot of disruption to my life here in Nebraska. <BR> <BR> But I love my mother and would (and will) do anything for her. <BR> <BR> Of course, in my last blog, I reported that she was coming home with me. We both made it home fine. Mom is settling in. I'm still exhausted - haven't had a chance to ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 09:54:31 EST "When it rains, it rains..." not pennies from heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351838 Here's the promised follow-up. <BR> <BR> In my last blog I told about coming out here to Maine to help move my mom and step-dad into assisted living, my son having cancer and me having pneumonia. <BR> <BR> I thought things had gotten as worse as they could get! I was wrong! <BR> <BR> My pneumonia only got worse - the antibiotics they put me on didn't work. I got so short of breath that I went back to the walk-in care clinic via taxi as I was afraid to drive. The clinic took on look at m... Fri, 10 May 2013 08:58:00 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333860 Well, it's certainly been an interesting month - unfortunately not an easy one. <BR> <BR> I got a call from my mother just over a month ago because she and my step-dad needed help again. So I packed up and drove 3 days to Maine. I've been here a month now and no end in sight. <BR> <BR> Mom just isn't up to even making meals or doing dishes anymore. My step-dad is suffering from asthma and still getting over his latest malaria attach. He's coughed so much that he's raised a hernia. <BR> ... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:51:23 EST Kicking it out of neutral! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268349 Surprise!!!! It's me! Can you believe it??? I haven't really been hiding - I've just kind of been in neutral. <BR> <BR> My mom and step-dad are still having problems and I've been waiting for the last month to see if I was going to be needed back in Maine. <BR> <BR> Well, a couple of my really good friends told me that I need to move on with my life and not wait for them! I can't put my life on hold! I need to live it! <BR> <BR> So as of today, March 1, 2013, I am starting this old ... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 10:17:11 EST Justifiable Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196810 <link>www.sparkamerica.com/articles.asp?ar<BR>t=9 </link> <BR> This article was posted on one of our challenges on the 100+ First Step Club today. <BR> <BR> Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses <BR> Winning the Fight Against Yourself <BR> -- By Jason Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> WOW! Has he ever got it right! And I do this every day, just as he does! <BR> <BR> Jason talks about his "fight" with himself every morning. He doesn't like getting up to exercise either! ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 11:16:23 EST Reflections on Ralph.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189982 "Think of all the things you can do today that will make tomorrow better. Think that way, and act on your thoughts, day after day after day. " Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> This really hit home today! I've been a terrible slug lately and needed to hear this! <BR> <BR> What can I do today that will make tomorrow better??? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l143648349.jpg"> <BR> I did my resistance band workout this morning to help strengthen my knees. I also did Coach... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 12:09:44 EST 2013 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184794 I went back to the beginning of 2012 to see if I have posted any goals for the year or not. Apparently not! I was too busy with Mom and my Step-dad! <BR> <BR> So from what I can remember of last year - <BR> <BR> I was finally able to leave (for good) the end of July - and then only because I had developed an infection in my foot and was on crutches! I wasn't any use to my parents; so my dear husband came and got me and took me home! I had been gone for the majority of 13 months! <BR> ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:00:26 EST 2013 Vision Collage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181462 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2041603588.jpg"> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 22:03:52 EST No Limitations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179574 In today's Ralph Marston's motivational quote he says, "Whatever pushes against you, also gives you a steady platform upon which to build. Whatever seems to be a limitation, is a limitation only as long as it seems to be." <BR> <BR> What do I "see" as limitations for myself in this journey I am on?? <BR> <BR> I think my biggest limitation is my mind. I have a difficult time trying to convince it otherwise most of the time. If I don't do what my mind wants, it throws an anxiety/panic attac... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:22:12 EST I WILL remain positive today - no matter what!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178784 I'm being tried hard today!!! <BR> <BR> Got up this morning and my furnace is not working properly! Actually, it's been acting flakey for the last several days... working for a bit, then shutting off and getting really cold. We'll play with the thermostat for a bit and it might turn on for a little more. <BR> <BR> Anyway, this morning it was off again, so I'm waiting for the service man to come - and I'm trying NOT to fiddle with the thermostat so that he can see exactly what's going on... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:34:52 EST Believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178133 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424863312.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Believe in your heart that something wonderful is about to happen." <BR> <BR> If I don't believe with my heart, I won't accomplish anything! My heart is in this "whole-heartedly!!!" And I'm so ready for something wonderful! <BR> <BR> "Love your life." <BR> <BR> I DO love my life, actually! I have a wonderful husband who treats me like a queen; three wonderful sons; a "job" I adore; and many awesome friends! ... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:07:03 EST Time to "go all the way!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177130 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l282940247.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, I've started! and started! AND started! LOL! <BR> <BR> I think it's about time I worked on continuing and finishing what I've started. <BR> <BR> Since I have your curiosity up about my name change, I'll tell you! <BR> <BR> I'm working really hard on being positive with myself... so my new name will be POSITIVELY_EB!!! <BR> <BR> What do you think???? Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:03:36 EST Had to Share!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176178 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1838174990.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Merry Moose-mas, everyone!!! Hope you have had a wonderful day with family and/or friends and most of all have remembered the reason for the season if you so believe! <BR> <BR> I am making my plans for the new year and they include a name change - so don't be surprised when ENERGIZER_BUNNY becomes someone else!!! LOL! <BR> <BR> HUGS!!! Tue, 25 Dec 2012 22:37:57 EST Live it Today - Ralph Marston http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159127 Live it today <BR> <BR> You become what you most passionately and persistently do. The way to have the achievement is to live the achievement, day in and day out. <BR> <BR> If you see your goals and dreams as distant, blurry objects, you prevent yourself from reaching them. Instead, integrate those goals and dreams into your life right now. <BR> <BR> Whatever you wish to experience in your life, live it today. Bring your dreams to life by letting them constantly guide your thoughts, you... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 09:53:37 EST I am Worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155282 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1799312143.jpg"> <BR> I'm trying something a little different for December. <BR> <BR> 1. I'm finding a new positive quote or picture for each day. <BR> 2. I'm not stressing the calories so much as what healthy things I can ADD to my lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I've found that I feel much more relaxed. It's a nice feeling! Mon, 3 Dec 2012 22:00:01 EST Stop Stopping - Ralph Marston http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126986 Stop stopping yourself. Stop holding yourself back. <BR> <BR> Stop giving power to your limitations. Instead, give commitment, action and persistence to your best possibilities. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fear and anxiety are immensely compelling, yet you are even stronger. The inertia of complacency is powerful, and yet you can overcome it. <BR> <BR> Whatever may have been holding you back has done so with your cooperation. Choose now to no longer cooperate. <BR> <BR> You have made the excuses ... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 08:15:23 EST Well, it's November... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120384 Where did October go??? <BR> <BR> Where ever it went, I totally blew it off! Goals and all! <BR> <BR> So I will pick myself up yet again and try to continue on my way. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try something a little different this time. I really like Coach Dean's "Mind Over Body" series about emotional overeating. Here's the link if you've not been there before. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov<BR>er_body_fat.asp </link> <BR> It's got 10 steps to work on. I'm going to tak... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:22:11 EST Being positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101002 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l518003810.jpg"> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:49:18 EST FSC Blog Challenge - What Scares Me..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084512 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l98515601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "What scares me about starting or sticking with my weightloss journey?" <BR> <BR> This is a blog challenge for the 100+ First Step Club. It's also something I try not to think about too often. I don't like being afraid or thinking that I fear something. It makes me feel weak! <BR> <BR> I'll address the first part of the question - "What scares me about starting...." <BR> <BR> I would guess that nothing scares ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 23:10:05 EST October goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081865 Well, after last month, I've decided to lower the amount of goals I'm working on. This month, I have 6 goals - and I'm getting a little more specific on a couple of them. <BR> <BR> Goals for October 2012 <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition - Eat at least 5 freggies every day. <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness - Exercise 15 minutes daily before breakfast when possible - after breakfast if needed - every day except Sunday. <BR> <BR> 3. Water - I can have one soda after I have had 6 cups of water during the day.... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:45:01 EST Weekly (or should I say weakly) Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081388 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l767893756.jpg"> <BR> Goal for September - Lose 10 pounds (Starting weight 365) - current weight 363 - I was actually up to 369 at one point this past month - but from my starting weight, I lost 2 pounds. I'll take it! It's at least moving me in the right direction! <BR> <BR> Supporting goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise at least 10 minutes daily except Sunday. <BR> - Use the videos from SP and the Chair Exercise Team. <BR> - Start walking ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:24:12 EST On being positive and forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077779 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l243564264.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been working really hard towards an exercise streak I started the beginning of last week. Ten minutes every day except Sundays and done before breakfast. Except for Sunday, I have accomplished this every day so far! It feels good!!! And I am actually enjoying (did I REALLY say that???) finding different chair exercise videos to work out with. I even work out for MORE than 10 minutes many days. <BR> <BR... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:07:04 EST Random thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073733 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446682807.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l180000805.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l456218178.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l262799158.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l129371432.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l630852200.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l9088208... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:10:48 EST Weekly Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072234 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l56721901.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, I'm not perfect! Probably never will be. But I've got a couple of streaks going and THAT feels good!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm not going to lose the 10 pounds I wanted to for this month - that's OK. I'm teaching myself new tricks that will stay with me for a lifetime and eventually, the weight will come off! <BR> <BR> Today, ended up better than it started. For some reason on Sundays I have a tendency to get anxiet... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:27:45 EST My Magic Wand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067103 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l774323964.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wouldn't this be nice?? Just have our fairy godmothers raise their wands and "POOF!" we'd be thin???? <BR> <BR> I was thinking about that tonight. Would I really want to go from being where I am now to being at goal weight??? <BR> <BR> Well, if I'm honest - YES!!!! ROFL!!! <BR> <BR> BUT - as I thought about it - it would be like giving one of your kids a car and expecting them to know how to take care of it w... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:56:26 EST "....It's what you do with it!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065599 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l320462116.jpg"> <BR> Day TWO of my exercising before breakfast! <BR> <BR> WooHoo!!! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:49:33 EST Day one of Fitness Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064067 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l280026329.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, my goal is to create a streak of exercising for at least 10 minutes every day except Sunday and before breakfast. <BR> <BR> I think that's specific enough. <BR> <BR> Today is <em>249</em> ! I actually made myself get up and exercise. The sky didn't fall down. I didn't die!!! The cats DID insist on their snack before they would let me exercise though!!! <BR> <BR> It felt good, I guess. At least I can ... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:35:39 EST "If you want your life to change..." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062445 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l933398791.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Looking back over my weekly goals, I've come to the conclusion that I am lazy! I have other things I'd rather do than exercise! Even though there are some fun things out there in the Chair Exercise arena that work well for me. <BR> <BR> So today I am making the decision to start an exercise streak!!! I'm making exercise a priority BEFORE anything else - even breakfast (you KNOW I must be serious, now!!!)! I wi... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:00:18 EST Try http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059671 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l516818632.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm certainly trying! You can ask any of my friends how trying I am! ROFL!!!! <BR> <BR> I have the knowledge. I know what I need to do. I've even done it before. <BR> <BR> Now I need to do it again. Now I WILL do it again!!!! I have to remember to think positively!!!! <BR> <BR> I managed to take off the 4 pounds this week that I put on last week! Now to continue the downward movement! <BR> <BR> I'm r... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:33:08 EST Today's SparkCoach message http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055690 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l574146910.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here's the question - What's the difference between exercise and activity? <BR> <BR> Coach Nicole explained that activity is what you do on a daily basis - taking the stairs, mowing the lawn, cleaning the house. Exercise is above and beyond the daily things we do to be active. <BR> <BR> She also explained that if you exercise for an hour, but then spend the next 23 hours of the day sitting that it won't help muc... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:08:11 EST Celebrating!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054121 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l531377601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My 100% - so far today - was doing a Chair Zumba workout. It was only 13 minutes, but I DID IT!!! I didn't realize there was so much available for free on the 'net! I may even get in some more later one today!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276989831.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last night, I was bored. It took me a while to figure it out. I wanted to eat some Nilla Wafers that were in th... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:58:54 EST Guilty as charged! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053399 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l653325831.jpg"> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:25:46 EST Weekly report on goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051798 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l503094545.jpg"> <BR> This is definitely one of my biggest problems right now. I see something I want and I can't leave it alone. The way I've dealt with this in the past is to not have it at home and to not go anywhere that it may be. But staying home all the time is frustrating because I miss out on a lot making me feel like a martyr and causing me to want to - you guessed it - eat more! <BR> <BR> Anyway, here is a report on how last ... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 23:29:26 EST Can I or Can't I? THAT is the question! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048403 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l575460239.jpg"> <BR> This quote has always struck a chord in me. I believe it is quite true that if I think I can do something I will find a way - but if I think I can't I will find excuses. <BR> <BR> At the beginning of the month, I set some goals for myself. I've been writing down in a paper journal each day how I did on each of them and will report back on Sunday. <BR> <BR> But I can tell you right now that I gained 4 pounds this week... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 11:02:23 EST Exercise and friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046204 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l552628801.jpg"> <BR> Since I regained my weight and then some, I've spent some time looking back and thinking I wished I could exercise like I did when I weighed 85 pounds less. THAT is a useless activity! It makes me angry and frustrated with myself because I gained the weight. I don't need the negative emotions. They drive the "beast" in me to take over and devour everything in sight! <BR> <BR> Very slowly, I am working on what I CAN ... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 21:40:52 EST I Knew There Was a Reason... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044829 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l345264083.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyone should laugh more! I make it a habit to try to look on the bright side of things. It makes your day soooooo much better!!! <BR> <BR> What have you done to laugh today??? <BR> <em>246</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <em>334</em> <em>345</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 23:33:24 EST Here We Go!! September Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041368 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l910031150.jpg"> <BR> And so it starts! I refuse to give up - hence the numerous starts and restarts! Let's see if this works any better!! <BR> <BR> Goal for September - Lose 10 pounds <BR> <BR> Supporting goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise at least 10 minutes daily except Sunday. <BR> - Use the videos from SP and the Chair Exercise Team. <BR> - Start walking, <BR> <BR> 2. Be more active around the house. <BR> - set an a... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 16:07:07 EST Stop wishing and start working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039427 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229733366.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is what I've been doing! But no more!!! <BR> <BR> I have a plan which I will post tomorrow! I'm not giving up my wishing, because that shows me where I want to be as far as goals go. But I AM going to start working TOWARDS those goals!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:57:38 EST "Where do I want to go?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037981 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l200854918.jpg"> <BR> I thought I KNEW where I wanted to go; but, obviously, I don't because I have no written goals, just vague ideas in my head. <BR> <BR> So, time for this old bunny to get her act together and figure out where she's going!!! <BR> <BR> Is it possible to teach an old bunny new tricks??? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l381070020.jpg"> <BR> I sure hope so!!! LOL! <BR> <BR> For one thing, I've been ... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:48:22 EST I WON!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036266 <em>40</em> I really enjoy reading other's blogs and listening to their vlogs! Last week I checked out Simone's vlog and she was running a contest. Anyone who commented and answered her question on her vlog was entered into a drawing for a SparkPeople ball cap! <BR> <BR> I'd forgotten that I'd left a comment. I don't win things anyway. So I was very surprised when I received a comment from her today saying I'd won the ball cap!!!! WOW!!! I was speachless - and those of you who kno... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:48:11 EST AHA moment - I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031070 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l978932503.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was doing some introspective pondering just a few moments ago and realized something that I THINK I've thought about before, but it never really meant anything until just now. <BR> <BR> I have a very bad tendency to place MY thoughts on others - as in I feel thus and such so therefore my friend feels thus and such - and I procede under the impression that what I've projected is correct. <BR> <BR> I feel that no... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 22:49:56 EST I made the decision... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019255 I've been vascilating back and forth about SparkCoach trying to decide if I wanted to pay for something I can get for free. Well, last night I finally decided that the way it is presented in SparkCoach makes me look at my program in a different light. I also like the thought of having direct access to a coach! We'll see how it goes and if I don't like it, I can always cancel! Anyone else using SparkCoach? What do YOU think of it?? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:13:27 EST Getting it going.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017851 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l936406262.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm glad I don't have to get it right!!!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I did Coach Nicole's seated cardio workout. It was only 11 minutes long and by the end of the 2nd minute, I was ready to quit! I wanted to cry! I wanted to let my inner 2 year old have a tantrum! I'm so out of shape, I had to modify a CHAIR exercise video! <BR> <em>46</em> <em>234</em> <em>46</em> <em>234</em> <em>253</em> <em>234</em> <em... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:05:14 EST Playing Catch Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016483 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l691306801.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, I've been kinda busy the last few days! After catching up with SP, I've been too tired to write a blog. So I'll write one this morning!!! (That's also another way of getting out of housework a little longer! LOL!) <BR> <BR> The last several days have been filled with church, visiting with friends, doctors' appointments, getting my hair cut and colored (so glad the gray's gone!!), going out with my DIL to... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:07:47 EST "No Procrastination" report - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008917 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l897030663.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I decided that I would make today a no procrastination day. I had things on my to-do list that had been there for several weeks and I needed and wanted to get them done! <BR> <BR> Last night I made a list of the things I wanted to get done today and left it where I would see it when I got up this morning. <BR> <BR> I didn't take "No" or "Later" as an answer from myself today!!! <em>248</em> I got... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 22:18:22 EST Pulling through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007240 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l239549236.jpg"> <BR> I've been struggling the last few days. Trying to talk positively to myself. Sometimes it works - sometimes it doesn't. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had a case of the "I don't wanna's!" (along with my good friend DRAGONZLAYER). On top of that, I wanted to eat everything in the house. All I can say is, it's a good thing there was no sugar here! I ate dinner, then ate a banana, then grapes, then corn chips and salsa, then t... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 20:14:28 EST How do YOU think???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005027 If you think you are beaten, you are <BR> If you think you dare not, you don't, <BR> If you like to win, but you think you can't <BR> It is almost certain you won't. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you think you'll lose, you're lost <BR> For out of the world we find, <BR> Success begins with a fellow's will <BR> It's all in the state of mind. <BR> <BR> If you think you are outclassed, you are <BR> You've got to think high to rise, <BR> You've got to be sure of yourself before <BR> You can eve... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:29:51 EST How I view myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003993 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l654472088.jpg"> <BR> I have to remember this!!! I am NOT fat! I HAVE fat!!! <BR> <BR> It's a matter of perspective. I have a terrible time with negitivity towards myself. Which is strange considering I'm positive towards everyone else! I'm everyone's best cheerleader - but not so with myself! <BR> <BR> I'm trying very hard to change that! <BR> <BR> I am a postive person. <BR> I'm a hard worker. <BR> I love my family and friends. <BR>... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:53:13 EST Sweets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5001398 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l147244360.jpg"> <BR> I decided on Thursday night that I was going to try laying off the sweets again. I know that some of you believe that not having any at all is only asking for trouble - but for me, having one bite it too much. I don't know how to explain it any other way. <BR> <BR> Anyway - 2 days without sweets! I'll take it for the blessing it is! Though that may be the reason I want to stuff my face tonight - even though I've eat... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 23:51:24 EST