SONYALATRECE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SONYALATRECE SONYALATRECE'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/ Sunshining in My Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668322 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1466639647.jpg"> <BR> The glorious splendor of sunshine on a beautiful day fills the world with God's rays of hope, love, and beauty. Each time I look beyond the horizon, I see how wonderful God created a planet of mystery and suspense. We humans have "messed it up" with our selfish ways and wreckless behavior. <BR> The audacity! <BR> <BR> Nevertheless, I am grateful for my lessons and blessings! Yes, the sun is shining in my life! <em>67... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:21:55 EST Friday's Favorable Feat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664168 I am determined <em>386</em> to make this day one of prosperity, peace and plentitude! <BR> Adjusting my nutritional goals, hitting each task head-on, and checking off completed lists. <BR> The <em>27</em> may have put a temporary damper on my <em>67</em> , but it'll come out later on today. <BR> <BR> So, as I forge ahead with a positive attitude and <em>235</em> each challenge with <em>335</em> in my heart, I know I will make Friday's feat one of another <em>248</em> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:01:50 EST March into Meditation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649236 <em>439</em> <em>440</em> I'm making myself rearrange and revamp some items in my domain. Loving my new place! It's so peaceful and my daughter and son love it too. We have come a long way since the lifestyle change and I welcome the renewed energy. Ahhhh... <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <BR> Now, I'm ready to continue my job search and move my career in an upward direction. So I am about to meditate on God's Word. Guidance helps with decisions and my God has never failed me and NEVER w... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:31:13 EST Why pick on our 16-year old daughter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624694 How can you tell your own daughter, "I have 4 other children if you don't like me?" <BR> <BR> The emotional scars...my God will heal. <BR> <BR> I just pray that the law of the land shows justice to someone who puts his family through turmoil. Sowing seeds of discord is NOT how you escape a marriage. Placing the children in the midst of it all is absolutely unacceptable. <BR> <BR> Praying for inner peace of my daughters throughout this trying time. <BR> This too shall pass... <BR> <em... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:27:39 EST Tis The Season for Slimming Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574739 Yes. I have celebrated my savior's birth. I have been angered by the family disconnect throughout the divorce. Christmas was our 18 year wedding anniversary. He didn't even see his oldest son (from a previous relationship), and I have prayed for forgiveness in my heart although he continues to hurt and bewilder our children. <BR> <BR> So I am "slimming down" my emotions. Whatever happens, I know I gave it my all. Whatever is said, I give it all to my God to deal with. It is bigger than me a... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:29:15 EST Happy Thanksgiving!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550874 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l960817591.jpg"> <BR> Enjoy your sexy turkey, Sparkers!!! <BR> <BR> *insert whistle* Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:34:20 EST --Today's Message to My Fellow Sparkers-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546950 "Labels limit. Don't put me in a box until I'm dead." <BR> <BR> --Sonya <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> ...and don't others define you. You were created in God's perfect image! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:52:19 EST ~~In Retrospect~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533225 In retrospect, I feel the sense of urgency to pray and ask the Lord for daily guidance. The enemy is riding my back like crazy knowing that I have a blessing in store. <BR> <BR> I have a praise in my soul that I'm going to get out using Pandora as SOON as I get to it. <BR> Mary Mary, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Shirley Ceasar, Yolanda Adams, etc. <BR> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</e... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 19:14:22 EST Throwback Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522471 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2012833925.jpg"> <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:57:50 EST Moving On Towards My Goals...NONSTOP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507039 Well sparkers... <BR> I have been through some trying times and still keep my eyes on the prize. <BR> <BR> Where do I begin? <BR> First, I am going through a divorce and feel a LARGE sense of relief. Due to the legal issues involved, I will not divulge any further information until the entire process is complete. <BR> <BR> Second, I am actively searching for my next career and super excited to showcase my talents and skills in the next chapter of my life. God says increase and so do I. ... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:27:38 EST I've accomplished #10 on my wish list so far... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496169 After I blogged "What A Girl Wants" in my previous blog, I realized that I became a Sparkpeople Motivator. YEAH! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Yes. I am truly motivated and dedicated to obtaining EVERYTHING on my list. <BR> I MEAN EVERYTHING! <BR> <BR> DID I SAY EVERYTHING??? <BR> <BR> I am polishing up my resume' after being at the same worksite for 15 years. It was time. Long overdue actually. <BR> I had to think HARD about other(and ALL) the tasks and achievements I had accomplished. <BR... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:51:09 EST What A Girl Wants http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485608 Okay. <BR> <BR> Maybe I mean what I want... <BR> <BR> 1.) Good, healthy food stocked in my fridge and cabinets (without needing to purchase it) <BR> 2.) Ongoing health for EVERYONE in my family <BR> 3.) Amazing, ongoing sex life ---- say what you want, I am at my peak. <BR> 4.) A satisfying high-paying job/career in the Houston area. <BR> 5.) Relocation of my residence (another city) <BR> 6.) My children to be happy with my transition (once it happens) <BR> 7.) To create a bucket list when... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:56:02 EST Early Mornings, Late Nights http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477213 When you are beyond dedicated to teaching and being successful at a job where careers are at stake, you may have a tendency to arrive early and stay later than the average employee. As a teacher, I know we don't get paid our worth, but I refuse to let my students down either because they haven't obtained the skills to be considered in the correct grade level or socially inept due to lack of home support-even a combination of both. <BR> <BR> I have come to the frightening conclusion that I ma... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 22:10:06 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474071 Simply put, <BR> 1. Drink at least 8 -8oz glasses of clear cocktail (water) <BR> 2. Cardio of 5 miles 3 days/week <BR> 3. Strength train 4 days/ week with special attention to abs <BR> 4. Stay within calorie range daily. <BR> 5. Track meals & beverages daily. <BR> <BR> I am not going past 5 goals this month. Baby steps...lol Mon, 2 Sep 2013 23:31:57 EST Today's Treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463619 The pedicure, with massage chair powered up, arched brows, and manicure made it all better! <BR> Can you say a beauty day was in order? Well it was indeed! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l681076932.jpg"> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:29:08 EST Tired... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462591 Good night! <em>102</em> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:16:26 EST I Don't Even Know... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459252 How do I even attempt to calculate all the fitness I did yesterday? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> I woke about 6am Saturday to get gather all of the food, chafing pans, condiments, door prizes, and other set ups. This took tons of energy and time when I did this by myself only to discover one of the chafing pans had a hole at the bottom. This explained the water all over the counter. <em>234</em> <BR> The event was sch... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 21:38:25 EST "The Secret" WE won't tell so that "she" won't know...Shhhh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445784 I've decided to increase my reps today to "trick" my body and avoid the plateau effect. <BR> Now she (my body) has no idea that I am going to be so random and select some exercises I haven't done in a while. Don't tell her! <BR> Today's workout: <BR> 40 minutes of cardio walking <BR> 3 sets of 25 crunches <BR> 2 sets of 18 back extensions <BR> 2 sets of 18 squats <BR> 2 sets of 18 calf raises <BR> 2 sets of 18 back extensions <BR> Stretching afterwards. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, she'll be in for... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 22:13:44 EST August 1-7 Weekly Goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443161 Okay. I could've set a monthly goal, but I am taking smaller steps since I am finding myself getting busier by the minute. Each time I fail to meet or beat my monthly goal, I feel worse than not achieving a weekly goal. So, I've decided to adjust accordingly. <BR> <BR> 1. Track every food item and beverage daily. <BR> 2. Stay within my daily calorie range. <BR> 3. Weigh in on Saturday (clothed) before noon. Since they do this in the doctor's office. <BR> 4. Drink at least 8 glasses of water... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 11:00:33 EST Sunday's Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435967 Today, I feel the presence of the Lord in my heart speaking to me. So I choose to share this love and His presence with you. <BR> <BR> My prayer for us... <BR> Father in Heaven, bless every person reading this blog! Allow your love and grace to fill every heart. For those who do not know you, show him /her your everlasting love through your presence as I feel it today. Although the road to redemption is narrow, we know that your forgiveness and peace will see us through to a life of salvatio... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:26:37 EST Monday's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429447 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843731772.jpg"> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:44:31 EST Write It Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425503 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1989858054.jpg"> <BR> When I want to budget and plan for the future, I write it down. <BR> <BR> When I feel like my anger is going to get out of control, I write it down. <BR> <BR> When I feel that my emotions are getting the best of me, I write it down. <BR> <BR> When I feel as if confusion and chaos are rearing their ugly heads, I write it down. <BR> <BR> When I feel sensual and alluring, I write it down. *a novel almost came from t... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:14:19 EST Monday's Meatless Making It Matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421896 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1881658124.jpg"> <BR> As I sit here thinking about how I have walk/ jogged for 35 minutes, I am ordering a tuna sandwich from Jimmy John's for lunch with my colleagues. <BR> Will indulge in some Garden Salsa Sunchips, too. They've gone and left me alone with my appetite and my sparkfamily. <BR> <BR> Ahhhh....peace and quiet until the next crew (of children) comes in. <BR> <em>102</em> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:28:31 EST Strength Train http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415979 Today's Plan: <BR> 2 sets of 25 bicycle crunches <BR> 2 sets of 15 back extensions <BR> 2 sets of 15 calf raises <BR> 2 sets of 15 squats <BR> 2 sets of 15 dumbbell bicep curls <BR> 2 sets of 15 dumbbell lateral raises <BR> 2 sets of 15 shoulder raises <BR> 2 sets of 15 dumbbell side bends <BR> Not in exact order <BR> All weights were 10 pounds <BR> <em>248</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 21:16:33 EST Sunshine on the Island...Finally a single picture of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411984 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l47230946.jpg"> <BR> Here I am. Up close and personal...Usually I don't like posting photos on myself. I don't feel photogenic or confident about the way I look. Notice that all of my pictures include someone else. <BR> <BR> Well, enjoy because I may not post many more, until my self-confidence is increased. <BR> I'm working on this. Sat, 6 Jul 2013 00:22:39 EST What Are You Going To Do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409592 When I thought about the path and direction of my life, <BR> I decided it was time to ask myself, <BR> "What are you gonna do?" <BR> I have to get myself together. <BR> "What are you gonna do?" <BR> Make SMART goals and decide. <BR> "What are you gonna do?" <BR> Take action and NOT hide. <BR> "What are you gonna do?" <BR> Motivate and celebrate. <BR> "What are you gonna do?" <BR> <BR> I'm NOT "going", but I am "DOING" what I know WILL work. <BR> Words mean NOTHING without ACTION! <BR> ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:54:25 EST Meatless Motivated Movement Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407444 I'm making today a day of self-motivation. Based on my high cholesterol level (HDL), I am making every Monday meatless. I am committed to exercise at least 30 minutes on Mondays and drink the necessary amount of water or above. <BR> 1. Meatless <em>496</em> NOOOOO! <BR> <BR> 2. Exercise at least 30 minutes. <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> 3. Drink the water cocktail. (Making it sound more delicious.) <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> 4. Motivation - Reading Our Daily Bread publication <img src=... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 13:01:38 EST A Breakfast of Champions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401067 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1278890792.jpg"> <BR> This shall be today's breakfast choice with fresh fruit when I go downstairs to the Starbucks on the Lobby level. <BR> I have put in 115 minutes of cardio and ST. <BR> On to the shower, breakfast, and then professional development for teachers at the ISTE conference in San Antonio, Texas. <BR> <BR> Sidebar with self: Yeah, they want us to consider ourselves as professionals, yet pay us like paupers. Go figure! Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:32:39 EST Cereal Killer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396829 Tomorrow, I plan to kill some Special K Cinnamon Pecan with nonfat (lactose free) milk. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1659398294.jpg"> <BR> Isn't it just sexy? <BR> Okay. That sounds freaky, but I do have a sense of humor. <BR> Mom said, "Don't play with your food", not " don't make fun of your appetite". <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Have a nutritious breakfast and post something fun. <BR> I dare you! Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:52:35 EST Monday's Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391402 Awaken at 7am. <BR> Meditate on God's Word. <BR> Do 2 sets of 20 bicycle crunches. <BR> Do 2 sets of 15 boxers. <BR> Do 2 sets of 15 dumbbell squats. <BR> Do 2 sets of 15 lateral dumbbell tricep raises. <BR> Do 2 sets of 15 calf raises with step. <BR> Do 2 sets of 15 back extensions. <BR> Do 30 minutes of walk or dancing cardio. <BR> Shower. <BR> Eat Special K Cinnamon Pecan cereal & fat-free milk. <BR> Go to work. <BR> Lunch with colleagues. Whatever they select, I will choose wisely. <BR> B... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:15:42 EST How Thugs Eat Their Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390454 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526865227.jpg"> <BR> Definitely a picture's worth a thousand words. <BR> Breakfast anyone??? Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:31:53 EST Motivation for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389411 As I reflect on this week's goals and events, I decided it was time for some self- motivation besides the wonderfully supportive Sparkfriends who post frequently. <BR> <BR> I LOVE YOU FOLKS SO MUCH BY THE WAY! <BR> <BR> From Ralf Waldo Emerson <BR> "Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbe... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:29:51 EST Our Daily Bread for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387139 The contents of this blog was taken from RBC Ministries publication of "Our Daily Bread" June/ July/ August 2012 issue. <BR> <BR> The Best Teacher <BR> <BR> Read Psalm 1 <BR> "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly." Psalm1:1 <BR> <BR> It has been noted that people believe "we must go into the world to experience ungodly situations and ungodly people in order to grow stronger". <BR> Although we are in the world, we must be careful not to allow the exposure to lead... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:15:03 EST Pissy Epiphany... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385143 Passed the clear waves of quenching goodness, <BR> Beyond the tunnels and walls of inner anatomic mysteries, <BR> She gushes and sloshes toward the contents of the bladder... <BR> <BR> The release is so heavenly! <BR> <BR> How can you NOT enjoy the refreshing benefits of water? Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:16:45 EST June Goals (late indeed) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379717 Short, sweet, and to the point: <BR> <BR> 5 days of ST with 3 of each (upper, core, & lower) <BR> Drink 8 glasses of water daily <BR> Be patient with certain family members. Words DO hurt. *Sidebar to self:Think it, Sonya!* <BR> Consume only the calories designated within my range 6 days per week. <BR> Sleep for 8 hours per day. <BR> <BR> Gotta <em>386</em> no matter what! Wed, 5 Jun 2013 23:00:12 EST Fitness for the Fallen ~ Another Tribute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369198 Today, I have committed to "fitness for the fallen". <BR> My workouts are dedicated to those in the armed forces who have transitioned on to the other side. For their hard work, faithful service, and -most importantly- their lives! <BR> Here are my exercises (without over-exerting myself): <BR> <BR> 2 sets of 12 back extensions <BR> 2 sets of 15 boxers <BR> 2 sets of 10 pushups (never gone past 5/ sets) <BR> 2 sets of 25 bicycle crunches <BR> 45 minutes hand car washing <BR> 15 minutes marc... Mon, 27 May 2013 10:54:30 EST Memorial Day Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366858 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1895125771.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1916064522.jpg"> <BR> I'd like to commemorate the citizenship, leadership, courage and integrity our armed forces has displayed to assure our nation's freedom. As a nation governed by a democracy, we must stay in prayer daily and recognize the challenges and responsibilities we ALL have as a "one nation under God". <BR> <BR> Jesus loves you and I do too. <BR> Happy... Fri, 24 May 2013 15:51:26 EST In memory of Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363748 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l109433695.jpg"> <BR> My family and I standing in front of where the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was shot. (Oldest daughter not present) <BR> <BR> I make sure my own children know their history. Field trips may help, but you just can't beat teaching them yourself. This was taken Spring Break of 2012 in March. Tue, 21 May 2013 17:39:06 EST Speaking of Sabotages... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359778 As you know my last blog included venting about my work-related issue on Wednesday. <BR> Yesterday, Sparkpeople had technical issues (Thursday). <BR> Piling. It. On... <BR> <BR> Can you say, "Really?" <BR> <BR> When it rains,it pours. <em>27</em> Well, ya girl didn't have an umbrella to shield herself evidentially. <BR> <BR> So the new boss came to me instead. <BR> <BR> Telepathy!?! <BR> Who knows. He seemed genuinely concerned and said he didn't mean to upset me. <BR> I wanted to say... Fri, 17 May 2013 23:12:21 EST Sabotages of MANY sorts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357683 So....Let me warn you that this is a small vent. I usually don't complain, but today is an exception. <BR> <BR> Here goes. <BR> <BR> I hate when people address their new bosses with issues which they've created or are a part of to try to sway the boss into taking their sides or who have hidden agendas. For example, a colleague informed a new boss about something they DID which was NOT true. This ticks me off because I know what hard work I (yes, me) put into the work. <BR> <BR> C'mon now... Wed, 15 May 2013 17:04:32 EST "Movin it" Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355646 I have done 60 minutes of walking cardio. <em>311</em> <BR> Then, bicycle crunches...2 sets of 20...repeated exercise. <em>402</em> <BR> Breathe...dumbbell bicep curls 2x15 with 10 pound weights. <em>362</em> <BR> Afterwards 2 sets of 15 calf raises with chair ... Feeling. The. Burn... <BR> The 20 minutes of extra walking at work was added, too. <BR> <BR> Yes. Today was "Movin it" Monday. <BR> Tomorrow is "Tackle it" Tuesday. <BR> Wondering about Wednesday now...Hmm... <BR> <BR... Mon, 13 May 2013 21:23:00 EST Tuesday's Times (& Plans) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348792 Breakfast in a meeting room consisted of warm oatmeal, unsweetened, unripened fruit, and pastries. I consumed oatmeal with dried cranberries and brown sugar, and hot tea. Nibbled a couple of pieces of fruit. Couldn't bare more... <BR> <BR> There was a general session in a larger meeting space. A high school band played. Then the speaker said something to the effect of "compromising in groups for kindergarteners...blah...blah...blah...", and something about another group dynamic and compromis... Tue, 7 May 2013 15:14:39 EST ~~~May Goals~~~5% Challenge Awesomeness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347874 As I venture into deciding what I need to do to maintain and tone, I realize that I have to set SMART goals and make it happen. I can cheer on all of my Sparkfriends, but if I don't handle my own business, how misleading is that? So here they are: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 6-8 glasses (8oz.)of water each day. <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Eat within my calorie range 5 days per week. <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> 3. Freggies consumed at least 4 servings per day. Get in those green veggies as often as... Mon, 6 May 2013 20:55:28 EST Tomorrow's Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344916 1. Wake up. (Can't do jack without this step) <BR> 2. Cardio - 15-20 minutes <BR> 3. Shower <BR> 4. Breakfast <BR> 5. Pedicure <BR> 6. Pack <BR> 7. Sorority meeting <BR> 8. QT with family <BR> 9. Any leftover chores <BR> 10. Rest Sat, 4 May 2013 00:07:33 EST Saturday's Encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336977 Keep on building momentum one step at a time, day by day, and you will find success is yours! <BR> Even when you mess up, there's always another chance to make up for missteps. <BR> We are human, so let's keep each other accountable and encouraged! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Sonya Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:34:53 EST Forced Cardio...Spark no no... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334675 This may sound crazy, but today was the second and final day of state testing. <BR> So as a testing teacher, I am required to actively monitor. <BR> Well I walked more yesterday, but leaned against a cabinet some to avoid overdoing it today. <BR> <BR> The problem: the spark gods seem to dislike this and gave me a lengthy message in red (danger color) LOL! With something about calorie range and burn, yada...yada...yada... <BR> <BR> Can you tell I ignored it? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Any... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:12:23 EST Earth Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332262 April 22 <BR> http://www.google.com/search?q=earth+day<BR>+photos&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client<BR>=safari#biv=i%7C0%3Bd%7CaE5XFkO_EyxuyM%3A <BR> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:49:13 EST ~~Principle: Be strong and take courage... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330214 Stay focused on completing your mission and you will be prosperous. Do not be afraid; God is with you. <BR> Joshua 1:7-9 "Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayst observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: Turn not from it to the right hand or the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out if thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do accord... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:55:54 EST Boston Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326821 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1871767692.jpg"> <BR> A scene from the Boston Marathon... <BR> We are praying for our nation! <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <BR> Sonya Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:55:26 EST Sunday's Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323341 It's now after 10pm and I'd like to bid you all a good night's sleep and a well-rested Monday tomorrow. Chau! <BR> Blessings while you sleep. <BR> <BR> Sonya Sun, 14 Apr 2013 23:03:50 EST