SETAGOAL1's SparkPeople Blog SETAGOAL1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Go with the Flow Go with the Flow <BR> Life is a journey that doesn't come with a map. I can't always see the destination or every curve, dip or detour along the way, so I might as well enjoy the process (and the ups and downs) <BR> <BR> NEVER QUIT when I experience a setback! Obstacles are an opportunity for developing problem-solving skills! They don’t prevent me from reaching my goals! They teach me something about myself! <BR> <BR> Have a great week Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:15:46 EST Celebrate Non-Scale Victories! ~ Don't let the scale determine my mood! Progress CAN be measured by improvements in our health, fitness abilities, nutritional choices and inner well-being! <BR> <BR> Celebrate Non-Scale Victories! <BR> <BR> Enjoy Now <BR> Why wait for to reach my goal to be happy, wear that dress, or take that vacation? Life is too short. Feel good about myself today and give myself the permission and freedom to be completely happy with myself and my circumstances right now. <BR> <BR> Janet <em>386</... Thu, 22 May 2014 18:22:07 EST Each positive change will lead me to better results I am thinking of healthy living as a career. I will make goal setting a regular part of your life. I will become a permanent participant in sustaining better lifestyle choices. I can focus on one goal at a time to become a healthier me. <BR> <BR> I will develop an action plan for each goal and finish what I start. Each positive change will lead me to better results. <BR> <BR> I CAN and WILL turn your GOALS into the results that only I can striving for! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend!!! ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:30:35 EST Embracing my efforts! ~ Each action brings me closer to my goals! I will move at a pace that allows me to be my best! <BR> <BR> Embracing my efforts! Make them effective! I will be sure my actions are in line with the goals I value most! <BR> <BR> <BR> Follow My WHY! I WILL maintain permanent lifestyle changes by connecting our actions to the purpose of each goal I am striving for. Each reason moves me closer to achieving my desired results! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Janet Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:09:06 EST Rarely Constant from Week to Week Weight Loss is Rarely Constant from Week to Week <BR> <BR> I have lost a lot in the first few weeks, and then my weight loss slows down considerably. It’s totally normal to have weeks when I lose more than expected, and weeks when my weight remains the same despite my consistent efforts. My body is very complicated and don’t always cooperate with the estimates of how much I should expect to lose. People rarely lose a consistent amount of weight each week. Measuring My weight loss on a month... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 19:49:38 EST Go with the Flow Go with the Flow <BR> Life is a journey that doesn't come with a map. I can't always see the destination or every curve, dip or detour along the way, so I might as well enjoy the process (and the ups and downs). <BR> <BR> Daily consistent effort sparks motivation. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Janet Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:17:59 EST No magic solutions There is no magic solution, I am on the right path, if I can give myself moments of silence and my inner self will tell me what you need. <BR> <BR> This is a path I commit myself to daily. Sometime I am good at it and other times I am just human. <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone <BR> <BR> <BR> Janet <em>521</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:01:15 EST Despite my consistent efforts. Weight Loss is Rarely Constant from Week to Week <BR> Many people lose a lot in the first few weeks, and then their weight loss slows down considerably. It’s totally normal to have weeks when you lose more than expected, and weeks when your weight remains the same despite your consistent efforts. Our bodies are very complicated and don’t always cooperate with the estimates of how much we should expect to lose. People rarely lose a consistent amount of weight each week. Measuring your weight ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:28:29 EST Obstacles are an opportunity I WILL NEVER QUIT when I experience a setback! <BR> <BR> Obstacles are an opportunity for developing problem-solving skills! <BR> <BR> They don’t prevent me from reaching my goals! <BR> <BR> They teach me something about myself! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great week! <BR> <BR> Janet <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 17:56:00 EST 3 M’s! ~ Embrace the 3 M’s! MOTIVATION begins and ends with MO-TION! It takes one step to get started in the direction of our goals! Achieve results by gaining MOMENTUM from each step we take! <BR> <BR> ~ Change my mindset! I attract what I think! My internal attitude determines my external abilities! Teach my mind to expect personal growth, positive outcomes and lasting success! <BR> <BR> ~ Develop and maintain consistency! What I gain by starting, following through and persevering during the d... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:00:37 EST MOTIVATION ********MOTIVATION************* <BR> <BR> Give me an .... M = Make short term goals. <BR> <BR> Give me an .... O = Out with the negative thoughts. <BR> Give me a ...... T = Think of why you want it. <BR> Give me an ..... I = Imagine how you will feel. <BR> Give me a ...... V = Visualize the future you. <BR> Give me an .... A = Acknowledge your successes. <BR> Give me a ...... T = Treat yourself with respect. <BR> Give me an ..... I = Investigate new ideas and foods. <BR> Give me an... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:26:10 EST Today I Can Today I Can <BR> by Catherine Pulsifer <BR> <BR> Today I can choose to count your blessings <BR> or I can count your troubles. <BR> Today I can live each moment <BR> or I can put in time. <BR> Today I can take action towards your goals <BR> or I can procrastinate. <BR> Today I can plan for the future <BR> or I can regret the past. <BR> <BR> Today I can learn one new thing <BR> or I can stay the same. <BR> Today I can seek possibilities <BR> or I can overwhelm yourself with the ... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:14:49 EST Set myself Up To Succeed! How are my habits? I will eliminate unproductive habits by replacing with healthy ones! Establishing healthy habits I will make one intentional decision at a time! Healthy Habits = Desired Results! <BR> <BR> ~ Set myself Up To Succeed! Train myself to finish what I start! Daily consistent effort sparks motivation, burns calories, builds self-esteem, improves health and rewrites destinies! <BR> <BR> Daily consistent effort sparks motivation. This is my plan I wanted to share with you. <BR> ... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:32:49 EST Things that makes a great food day Hi All <BR> <BR> I am being accountable! I keep a weight-loss. Recording my journey helps me develop a plan to fit my lifestyle goals, remain on track and show the daily progress I am making!!! <BR> <BR> Life is good!! <BR> <BR> Janet Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:45:06 EST This as been a New Lease on Life I pray I will be able to handle it "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living what happens on the 4th day. <BR> <BR> I am doing very well. I could focus on the need to improve however I choose to focus on the now.... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:23:52 EST Big Change in my Life is Close..OMG.. Good Health is First!! Hi All, <BR> A lot has happen I am walking by faith not by sight. <BR> <BR> I have a surgery date 08/19/2013 <em>224</em> this Monday. <BR> <BR> I will be attending college in October to complete my degree something I have been attempting since 1982 <BR> <BR> The bump in the road I had smooth out things are going well. A big misunderstand. <BR> <BR> Sometimes it does me justice to listen and not be so quick to jump to conclusions. <BR> <BR> I will blog as soon as I am alert. You... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:55:02 EST Another 4 Weeks to go! Hi all, <BR> I seen the surgeon and I go back the 1st week in August. I was not disappointed I believe everything in God's time. <BR> <BR> This will happen in time. <BR> <BR> I have mad family drama going on so I have been busy trying to decide on my future and what God has in store. <BR> <BR> I have not binged so far however I must stay close to a power greater than myself to get thru this. <BR> <BR> For all who know the words of prayer please pray for me, for strength and God's will.... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:59:03 EST Another leg of my journey Hi All, <BR> <BR> Well, I go to the surgeon on Tuesday. I will have a surgery date this time tomorrow . <BR> <BR> I am at peace and I know this is not a easy way out. This can be the road less travel. <BR> <BR> I pray God will continue to direct me to where he wants me. <BR> <BR> This has been a very interesting summer it has been about me. I am still learning things about me. <BR> <BR> I do eat to not feel I just don't know why. I go to therapy once a week and to the psychic ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 20:34:58 EST Happy Birthday to Me yea!! I am having a great day today. I gave my DH the day off because he treats me like it is my birthday everyday. <BR> <BR> Food, I say is good I could have chosen worse. I am very aware of my choices and I have showed myself lots of love. <BR> <BR> I will have a peaceful evening with DH. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend all!!!! Thank God I made it to 58 years young <em>383</em> to me. <BR> <BR> Janet Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:27:04 EST I am at a crawl one step at a time with my Toolbox!!! I have many tools in my toolbox, Spark people, weightwatchers, Overeaters anonymous and fasting as needed. <BR> <BR> I used all of my tools at different times. I start my day with a reading of inspiration and a direction on where I would like my day to go. I accept that whatever comes my way is a opportunity to grow and become a mature me everyday. <BR> <BR> Sometimes the hour to hour and day to day can provide me with more of a challenge than I can accept, however I am flexible and adap... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:45:32 EST Back on Track: I am Recovering Food Addict, Back to Step One OA= Overeaters Anonymous my program choice that is working for me <BR> <BR> Step One: I admit I am powerless over food — that my live had become unmanageable. <BR> <BR> Spark people is part of my tool of recovery, When I do not track my food, when I am not reading new blogs and sharing strength and encouragement, when I am not stretching my body of adding Leslie walking DVD then that is a sign that my life is becoming unmanageable. <BR> <BR> Step Two:Came to believe that a power greater... Mon, 27 May 2013 17:00:04 EST Binge, Binge, Binge It all fell down on me. I had a binge. I have decided to go back to OA on my knees. I need help I am willing to accept help to connect with my higher power who I choose to call God. <BR> I can not do this on my own. For those that do I send a big thumbs UP. <BR> <BR> Step One I admit I am powerless over food — that my lives had become unmanageable. <BR> <BR> My eating effects my mind, body, and spirit. Awareness brings change. <BR> <BR> I will start tomorrow with a pray then start m... Wed, 15 May 2013 23:21:49 EST Week 1 The Spark Solutions and 5% Summer Challenge I am a busy camper this week. I took on more than I can manager however this is a Janet life story. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I was not able to get things perfect like I wanted, however I did not stop or give up. <BR> <BR> Being in sparkpeople I have learned progress not perfection. I have made lots of progress. <BR> <BR> 1. I created my own fresh veggie platter. I tried to take a picture of it, next time I will. <BR> <BR> 2. I walk back and forward in my hallway in 5,10,15 times a day... Tue, 14 May 2013 22:02:40 EST Starting another Journey over and over again....... I am on the path again, I am so ready for this challenge. <BR> <BR> I am choosing a low carb food plan about 100 or less carbs a day. I will make adjustments when needed. <BR> <BR> I will be walking with Leslie walking away the pounds. <BR> 15 minutes a day. Not all at one time 5 minutes here and there. Adjustments has needed. <BR> <BR> I plan to stay busy with spring cleaning ahead. <BR> <BR> My plan is to focus on Mind, body and soul. Keeping them balance do my best and forgiving mys... Wed, 8 May 2013 18:26:21 EST Rolling along Day by Day Hi All, <BR> I am doing great!! I am making progress and feeling good. I am exercising by doing my housework, when I go to WW meetings I park at the end of the lot and walk. I am walking and window shopping, remember that phase. I am loving it. <BR> <BR> DH is such a motivator I am thankful to have him in my life. Ladies this is my 4th. I finally got it right <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> My food is great!!!! My food shopping is bringing in my home lots of choices. I do not making bad ... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:43:27 EST Wed #5 Challenge: Stretching Hi All, <BR> <BR> I weighed in weightwatchers lost more weight <em>250</em> . <BR> <BR> I have had a time committing to stretching. Well, I went to Walmart and did my usually shopping. <BR> <BR> I placed the food in the car. Got home began to take the food out of the back of my car. <BR> <BR> I leaned over to get the bag and guess what I felt my body stretch to the point near my waist I felt muscles pull. <BR> <BR> I just said to myself Janet you are getting a stretch in. Here... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:15:12 EST Monday #3 Challenge: Stretching Well this was a day I have no excuse for not stretching. This is day 3 of weekly challenge. <BR> <BR> I am tired, all I feel is to eat. How do I sail thur this by resting going to bed and laying down until I feel composed. <BR> <BR> Prayers lots of prayers. <BR> <BR> I eat a bit more than usual I feel uncomfortable. I will let you know how tomorrow what is next. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your support. <BR> <BR> Janet Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:18:58 EST #2 Weekly Challenge: Stretching Well I did not stretch today. I have no excuses I made everything else a priority. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is another day I will start this commitment early in the am. I will set my clock to wake me up and I will start with 5 minute until I can do this. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support All <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Janet Sun, 10 Mar 2013 20:21:49 EST Weekly Challenge Uh...Uh.... This week is stretching. WOW I am guilty of not including stretching in my workout. My workout I must have a purpose or I am bored. So I walk at my DH favorite place Home Depot, we spend anywhere from 1- 2 hours there and then on to Sam's Club. <BR> <BR> I can walk and walk because I have my attention on everyone. Projects projects. <BR> <BR> But stretching I don't know. I will just do it!! My plan is to start in the AM and use the SP video. <BR> <BR> At first I felt shocked an... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 18:53:30 EST #6 New Healthy Habit: Patience, Planning, Sharing Woo Hoo!!! I made it. I must say I was very good to myself this day. I have no guilt about my day today. I am pleasantly pleased with Janet. <BR> <BR> I planned my day. Lots of snow, no bad self talk about myself. I spent time in worship and I shared with my sparkfriends. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> This is a great day. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend all. <BR> <BR> Janet <em>380</em> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 21:25:06 EST #5 New Healthy Habit: A Day Off I gave myself permission to have a food day off. The only requirement is to track every thing I eat in SP tracker. No matter how bad the numbers look. I accounted for everything. <BR> <BR> Well I did not do to bad. I enjoyed my meals however it was not what I thought it would be nor did I get the satisfaction I imaged I would when I was planning the food choice I decision on. <BR> <BR> But that is the way it is. This day just confirmed what I forgot. I get much more satisfaction fro... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 20:31:22 EST 4 New Healthy Habit:Easy Ways to Eat 5 Fruits & Veggies Each Day <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=161 </link> <BR> <BR> This was my goal for today <BR> Frozen fruit and veggies I picked up blueberries washed them and stored them in a zip lock bag in the freezer. This was a great snack. <BR> <BR> I shopped for veggies. I bought spinach, mix veggies,kale I will use these for staples if I do not have fresh. <BR> <BR> I know habits take a while to kick in. I am looking forward for this way of eating to become a lifesty... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 22:17:54 EST #3 New Healthy Habit:Eating more fruits and veggies Hi All, <BR> <BR> I did very well today. I carried out with my plan for breakfast. Then I went out to lunch and insisted on having my food measured and I got my request(big tip). <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I had 2 out of three meals with fruit and veggies not bad. <BR> <BR> I see planning works. I am going to plan now for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Thank you all my friends for the suggestion they work. <em>224</em> <em>220</em> <BR> Janet Tue, 5 Mar 2013 19:49:22 EST New Healthy Habit:Eating more fruits and veggies I did not do so well today. I did not plan my veggies in my day. I just left myself to the wind. <BR> <BR> So I will start tomorrow This time I will have an omelet with all the fixings. I have notice when I start my day with veggies I am consistent with veggies and fruit through out the day. <BR> <BR> I also took some advice I received yesterday. I prepared my fruit to make it easier to take it with me. <BR> <BR> Thank you everyone for your support <BR> <BR> Janet Mon, 4 Mar 2013 18:23:42 EST New Habit: Eating more vegetables during the day Help!!! This has been a challenge for me. I would buy vegetables and not eat them they would go bad. <BR> <BR> This time I want things to be different. I started with spinach, I prepare a omelet with spinach, onions, and garlic <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any other ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Janet Sun, 3 Mar 2013 16:58:26 EST A healthy habit I need to develop Drinking my water is a habit I have developed over a long period of time. I have learned to sip during the day. <BR> <BR> I have a special water jug I use this helps me to measure how much water I am drinking. <BR> <BR> I feel good that I now can drink the amount of water I need to stay healthy. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Janet Sat, 2 Mar 2013 21:29:34 EST joined weightwatchers meeting joined weightwatchers. I feel changes will get better if I get out of the house. What a great place to start. I am making a 8 week commitment. <BR> <BR> I have joined and left so so many times. I am going to make a 8 week commitment with the 5% winter challenge. <BR> <BR> I will fit the low carb choices with the WW points and see if I can get a balance of consistent weight lose and add Sparkpeople tools with sparkfriend support and I have a great recipe. WooHoo. <BR> <BR> I will keep y... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 21:49:21 EST Winter 5% Challenge Commitment I am on the path again, I am so ready for this challenge. <BR> <BR> I am choosing a low carb food plan about 100 or less carbs a day. I will make adjustments when needed. <BR> <BR> I will be walking with Leslie walking away the pounds. <BR> 15 minutes a day. Not all at one time 5 minutes here and there. Adjustments has needed. <BR> <BR> I plan to stay busy with spring cleaning ahead. <BR> <BR> My plan is to focus on Mind, body and soul. Keeping them balance do my best and forgiving m... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 13:27:53 EST Start a new 2013 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I wanted to say Hi to my sparkfriends. I have not been as active as usual however I am doing good. I am keeping the faith holding the fort down, I see the glass half full not half empty. <BR> <BR> I will not give up on myself. I am the only one that can make it happen for me with God's help . I have the power to succeed or fail. Choose to succeed. <BR> <BR> <BR> The key has been finding what my body wants within the range I am given. Everybody is different but the s... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:18:40 EST I now can talk about it Life has amusing turns Hi All <BR> <BR> I have had a roller coaster ride of life. I am not going to get in details now. I will start to share this new path I am on. <BR> <BR> I pray and I have made a decision to show gratitude and acknowledge everyone I meet who shows me kindness, caring, patience, and a smile. <BR> <BR> When I do food shopping I ask one request to the cashier, I ask that the cashier smiles while they are placing my food over the scanner. Why I tell them that when they smile all the love they... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:45:23 EST I am finding comfort in overeating. This stops NOW!!!!! I ate way more than I should. I feel like I deserve the extra food I am enjoying my self by overeating,. <BR> <BR> I now will enjoy myself for what is within my food tracker. <BR> <BR> I had a great time today however this was one day out of many. <BR> <BR> I will get back on track tomorrow. I just don't know where that is coming from. <BR> <BR> I am going to stay present and mindful of what I am eating. Sometimes I just want to space out. <BR> <BR> I am going to find a hobby I c... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:30:01 EST Update I been very busy My DS is back with me. He moved from the room he was renting and came home. He has charcot foot it is a sudden softening of the bones in the foot that can occur in people who have significant nerve damage from Diabetes <BR> <BR> I prepare 3 meal a day and 2 snacks. We have been able to keep his blood sugar in a good range. <BR> <BR> This is work lots of work between my doctors appt and MRI and DS I am pretty busy. <BR> <BR> I would like to thank all of my spark friends for you patienc... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:36:41 EST DH and I have our Home back With all the visitors , which we enjoyed greatly, have left. This is the first time we have had all of our adult children visit in one month. <BR> <BR> Now everyone is gone except my granddaughter who is 23 she did not like the south. She said she just needed a place to thing about her the path she wants to take. I wish I had that chance at 23, by then I had a 7 year old yes I was a teen age mother, her mother to be exact. <BR> <BR> God is so good. he has take such good care of me and ... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:14:49 EST I picked up my Medical supplies today Well I broke down and accepted I have an illness (MS) and I need as much help as possible. <BR> <BR> So I have a shower chair so when I feel the world is spinning I have a chair in the shower. <BR> <BR> I have a walker with a seat my husband has one also and we are going to a walking trail with our our walkers and we will walk and seat when we are tired. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I have a 4 prone cane this helps me when I am walking to the dr's office and shopping stores and I feel like I ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:03:56 EST Well DS is home with me. How did that Happen? The folks who DS was to go to recuperate did not show up at the hospital to take him home with them. I called just check on him. He was at his apartment. He has a inflatable mattress and he live with 4 other people who shares the apartment. <BR> <BR> I told him he can stay with me. He said mom I know you are not well and he is concerned for me. <BR> <BR> DH and I went to his home to bring him back he lives about an hour away. I have a spare room. So he is with me. <BR> <BR> I tol... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:51:50 EST Just a Wake-up Call DS will learn to take of Himself DS had surgery on Friday with the threat of possibly having his big toe amputated. Well he did not get his toe amputated. Only a toe nail and a little of the bone behind is nail. <BR> <BR> He was very relive. Now the hard work taking care of his self. <BR> <BR> I will pray that God will lead him where he should be. <BR> <BR> I am feeling great. I have not issues about food. I exercise when I can. I am using the walker and so I do not have to depend of anyone to get around. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 22:17:49 EST Diabetes A lesson for my Son Hi All, <BR> <BR> This is my son's journey. However, I am very concerned. He is 32 has had diabetes since he was 16 He chose a job as a waiter that was fine I wanted to leave him room to find his own path. <BR> <BR> About 2 months ago he had a couple of sores on his feet. He says he went to the beach and hurt is toe. He has a great dr. She bandage his toes and told him to stay off his feet. I has a mother (who is not ready to let go) Ask if he wanted to come to my house to rest and w... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:03:44 EST Primary Care Dr says Yes I went to my Dr and she says because of my MS she can not recommend the surgery. She would rather see my a little heavy than for me to reach a good BMI and have new symptoms and the MS get worse. <BR> <BR> I am good with this. I lost 5lbs, my blood pressure is 130/80(great). My DH just loves me no matter what I do. <BR> <BR> So I am on the journey that many of us are on. God had another plan. <BR> <BR> I will move ahead with joy knowing that this is my path and I did not force a so... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 21:17:55 EST A Speical Delight I had a busy week and a half. My son from ILL. came I got the chance to see my granddaughter for the first time. Nothing can be finer that to be a grandmother when they are months old she is 6 months. The first thing I noticed was how strong willed she is and she wants what she wants no compromises. My son has his hands full God bless him. <BR> <BR> Then my step son stopped to visit, he is a trucker from Miss. and we had not seem him in 6 years. He is a great man. He is so thoughtful a... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:41:15 EST Update On What is going On!!!!! You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you. <BR> <BR> You have the power to succeed or fail. <BR> <BR> You have chosen to succeed. <BR> <BR> Few baby steps complete a long journey <BR> <BR> Writing is progress!!! <BR> <BR> I have used this to encourage my friends and well as member who in their blog ask for help or the entry title they state sadness or doubt. <BR> <BR> I even use this for me I too need to me reminded this ... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 20:28:59 EST