TAYGRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TAYGRL TAYGRL'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/ How to Stop Shaming and Start Loving Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855744 This totally resonated with me today. I especially liked this quote from the blog: <BR> <BR> "Unfortunate choices, bad hair days, saying too much, saying too little, getting jealous, and losing things are all part of what makes you gloriously human. Your mishaps are what make you relatable and loveable." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>tinybuddha.com/blog/stop-shaming-sta<BR>rt-loving-yourself/ </link> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:44:33 EST So this happened today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854741 I came to the realization as I was leaving the gym that food missteps are inevitable and that it does me no good to berate myself once one (or more) has occurred. It's certainly not the end of the world and every minute afterward is an opportunity to do better so that's what I did. My main goal this year is to practice treating myself more gently--body, mind and spirit. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:17:24 EST Reflections: What a difference a year makes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846263 This time last year I was making the drive to my new home so I could start my new job in one of my favorite places. It hasn't been perfect or even the best year but it was mine and on my terms. Still, I like to think of the changes as the Universe's way of saying, "Ya done good so here's a little something for you. The rest of the shiz will fall into place in its own f*&king time so quit worrying about it." <BR> <BR> <BR> Breakups--yes they often suck and are at the same time often necessar... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 02:40:21 EST Home sick... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804051 So I am home sick today and I found this. Not only did it make me laugh and cheer me up immensely but the lyrics are great too. A reminder that we are already perfect. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc9MzCcmNCU&<BR>list=PLykzf464sU9-uj2DvWN3k3S6k_EPDw9pN </link> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:31:01 EST 249--Yeah it sucks but it is what it is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775520 Ok, so going to keep this short and not-so-sweet cuz the truth hurts sometimes... <BR> <BR> To say I have been struggling the last few months in too many areas of my life would be THE understatement of the year. I have been in so much denial about so many things that I think it took getting on the scale and seeing how far I've fallen to snap me back to reality. <BR> <BR> At the same time, I have achieved some things I never thought I would like run my first Ragnar Relay and land my dream ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 00:09:06 EST My first Ragnar Relay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676597 SOOOO...I just did my first Ragnar Relay April 4-5, 2014. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <BR> For those of you not familiar, here is a link to the one I completed with my team. They are held all over the country. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ragnarrelay.com/race/southerncal<BR>ifornia </link> <BR> <BR> My first two legs were hella hard--4.10 miles mostly uphill (hard), 3.5 miles mostly uphill (hard) and early mornin... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:10:06 EST MARCH 2014 WALK AWAY THE POUNDS WALK CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636982 (As a side note--UH has it really been a year since my last blog entry?! WOW. Just WOW...) <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> MARCH 2014 WALK AWAY THE POUNDS WALK CHALLENGE FROM LESLIE SANSONE'S WALK AT HOME WEBSITE. THE LINK IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG. <BR> <BR> Sat. March 1 – Walk It Off in 30 Days – Burn 30 & Firm 30 Segments! <em>248</em> <BR> (Or 45 min. Walk OR 6,000... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 14:59:41 EST Getting ready for day two... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310320 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1972338311.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm still sore from day one on Monday but I am so ready to bring it--it's not even funny! At the end of 6 weeks, my body is going to look different. I'm going to feel different. I will BE different. And it will have been SO worth it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2069176579.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:04:26 EST Something very cool just happened... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309653 January 2012, just following the break up of my 15-yr relationship, my roommate (and oldest friend) and I took a road trip to San Francisco to visit another friend of mine of 20+ yrs. (As an aside, there is something especially beautiful about having people in my life that have known me as long as these individuals have...It's like coming home--safe and warm.) We had a wonderful time just hanging out--sharing, reminiscing and laughing a LOT. It was just what the doctor ordered after I moved ... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 02:15:50 EST And it's alright... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305865 As you know, in this weight loss "game"--hell, this game called life--it is not uncommon for us to sometimes (dare I say often) feel as though we don't always have a handle on things. In fact, I would say that is probably a normal feeling--that wishing we were further along in our journey or the dull ache of waiting for something--a new job, a new love, a new life, in some respects. <BR> <BR> I, too, am searching for things--not because I am wholly unsatisfied or anything like that as I... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:00:07 EST Oh I almost forgot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305488 Three weeks ago or so, a Sparkfriend asked me to post pictures when I got my last bling for hitting my weight loss target. So when I passed 210 lbs, I got the following: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1281340584.jpg"> <BR> I got this one to remind me of how awesome and cool and I am. If you're not reminding yourself daily of your own awesomeness, then you really need to start, ASAP. I cannot stress enough how critical it is to treat one's self kindly everyday.... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 15:24:53 EST Going to bed hungry... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302753 SO...um, yeah, its 12:30 o'clock and my stomach is growling a little bit. Normally, I would have been asleep long ago but after talking to my sister and a good friend on the phone, I found myself awake after midnight. <BR> <BR> I totally could have fixed myself a healthy snack and stayed with my caloric range but I decided my hunger was not so out of control that a glass of water couldn't fix it. So thats what I did--had a glass of H2O and called it a night. <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 03:40:52 EST Just a few reminders to myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297621 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l627029191.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1128580143.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2137306239.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843887804.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:11:52 EST I'm feeling--I don't know--lucky I guess... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259468 While things certainly aren't perfect, they could definitely be much, much worse. I haven't reached my goal weight yet, in fact I still have quite a ways to go. HowEVER, I AM on the right path, enjoying the journey, living in the moment, paying close attention to the little things and remembering to be grateful for today cuz tomorrow really IS promised to no one. <BR> <BR> The following songs have been in heavy rotation in my car and when I'm at the gym primarily because they seem to encap... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:20:17 EST A picture really IS worth a 1000 words... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198082 Sometimes its okay to be a woman of few words. 'Sides, it's usually the last thing people expect... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l382059090.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l261931608.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2076787202.jpg"> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 01:29:15 EST Best kept secret weapon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119051 Sorry, no big revelatory message today. Just a mild epiphany or sorts, if you will. <BR> <BR> I had stark moment of clarity this morning while sitting on the toilet (don't be horrified--it's where some of the best thinking gets done--LOL). I was thinking back to my periods of past weight loss, looking for the common denominator and WHY I had been successful. I came to ONE very simple realization--I was utterly relentless in my drive, determination and most importantly, my DESIRE to chang... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:55:39 EST Coulda' Been Worse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084103 I am happy to report that my coping skills have become MOST impressive over the last few years, if do say so m'self. Oh, this level of calm has not come without a lot of trial and error, I'll be the first to say. However, as sit here, I find myself contemplating yet another one of life's major disappointments (of the relationship variety-the worst kind), I ALSO find myself looking to more productive ways to handle it. And if you don't count the (3) Oreos I had yesterday (and even if you do... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:09:50 EST In memoriam: Nancy Beatriz Cholo, April 22, 1941 - September 18, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066526 Isn't it funny how all the things you thought were important turn out NOT to be so much when you learn that someone you have known almost your entire life is sick. And not just kind of sick but REALLY quite ill? <BR> <BR> Two months ago I found out that the mother of one of my long-time childhood friends was diagnosed with cancer and not first or second stage either. This "thing" took up almost one entire lung. Even without the final test results in, it appeared she would need to undergo rad... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:41:17 EST 'Nuff said... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036097 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446713325.jpg"> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:17:16 EST Feeling My Mortality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4993230 Isn't it funny how all the things you thought were important turn out NOT to be so much when you learn that someone close to you is sick. <BR> <BR> Two weeks ago I found out that the mother of my long-time childhood friend was diagnosed with cancer and not first or second stage either. This "thing" takes up almost one entire lung. Even without the final test results in, the doctors have already told my friends mom that she would need to undergo radiation/chemo just to shrink the cancer to... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:52:04 EST Redefining me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961048 Ever feel like you are going through a period of stagnation in your life--just kind of waiting for something, ANYthing to happen? <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Well, even though it feels kind of late in life to be doing so, currently, I am working VERY hard at MAKING things happen for myself in those key areas that matter--work, love, self-acceptance. Who knew striving for balance in one's life could be such hard work? But I have to keep plugging away. I'm not striving for perfection--just... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 19:50:38 EST My new favorite quote... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4652120 "I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work, or family, or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mista... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:02:14 EST Ways in Which I Showed I Loved Myself This Week So Far... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4607616 1. taking the stairs EVERYwhere i could <BR> 2. parking at the top of the parking garage so i'd have to take the 4 flights of stairs TWICE a day. <BR> 3. adding in more fruit and veggies <BR> 4. bought (2) 10lb dumbbells cuz i be gettin' stronger <BR> <BR> where i could do better: <BR> <BR> 1. getting more sleep <BR> 2. being more consistent with my workouts <BR> <BR> today is not over yet. <em>211</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:34:40 EST How to Effectively Avoid Homicidal Tendencies (The Cliffs Notes Version) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4574825 seriously, since i turned 42 this past september, the last couple of months have seriously tested my mettle. therefore, i have decided to hopefully develop (and stick to) a few simple and seemingly attainable goals for the remainder of 2011. (yeah, well, just SEE how attainable they are but hey! let's try to be positive--FOCUS people!) <BR> <BR> the overarching goal is to love myself a little bit each day in ways that matter using a combination of the following: <BR> <BR> 1. work out ... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 14:43:20 EST Violate me, I dare you (taking teen surveys LOLLRGASM)-Courtesy of Yoovie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568589 1. Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it? yup and we're not even together anymore... <BR> <BR> 2. Would you date an 18-year-old at the age you are now? OMFC-why in the WORLD would i wanna do that? <BR> <BR> 3. When’s the last time you were aggravated and happy at the same time? a more appropriate question might be "when wasn't i?"... <BR> <BR> 4. Would you ever smile at a stranger? i've made that mistake plenty of times in the past--see no point in stopp... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 16:33:14 EST PMP Week FIVE Challenge! 10/3-10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4517934 <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Between now and Friday Night, aim for (not necessarily have to MEET just AIM for) 3 hours of ST (that's approximately 36 minutes per day - on the HIGH end of your goal.) Try to reach a minimum of 2 hours though (which is about 24 minutes per day). <BR> <BR> 2. This week, do your FAVORITE ST routines and keep it as not boring as possib... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 22:04:07 EST breaking up really, really, REALLY sucks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4506572 well, last week was full of changes--some good, some not so much. in one week i got a new job (well, was offered one anyway) AND a new car. in the "not so much" category, my BEST friend (and significant other of 15 years--the bloke wearing the pope's miter on my sparkpage--he drew that cartoon of himself) and i have decided to call it "quits". talk about one of the most difficult things i've EVER had to do...and if you think that because it was "mutual" that made it easier, think again. i... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:16:00 EST PMP Challenge Numero Two! (Whoo-hoo!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481957 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=17785x48052<BR>x44041562 </link> <BR> <BR> THIS is the official PMP Webpage in case this challenge gets its plug pulled: <BR> <BR> the-next-big-challenge.tumblr.com/ <BR> <BR> PIMP MY (P)RIDE PRIVATE CHALLENGE TEAM: teams.sparkpeople.com/pimp-my-pride&gcode=<BR>8TYCHAVSSR <BR> <BR> 1. By the end of Thursday, September 15, you are challenged to do 2 HOURS OF STRENGTH TRAINING OVER 4 DAYS. This can be broken down... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 02:00:08 EST Pimp My (P)Ride Challenge (9/6-11/1): WK 1 Assignment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4470678 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l901425432.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Starting Line Thread: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=17785x48052<BR>x43935933 </link> <BR> <BR> You have until Friday (9/9) to register for this challenge, by posting this completed template in this threa... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 00:04:20 EST DIY Challenge Instructions 7/1-7/4 Assignment 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4371681 1. In your blog (dundundun), post a public declaration of your independence from your own oppression. It can be short and sweet. It can be a list. It can be a giant picture of you with your arms open wide smiling up at the sunshine and a short caption. It can be a long detailed memoire of how you got to where you are now. It can be a poem. It can be a rap, for all I care. <BR> <BR> But make your public declaration and update your ticker to your official challenge start weight. (Yeah I know ... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 02:16:42 EST 30-Days of Music challenge--The Finale (Finally!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4331893 day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate: <BR> wow--this IS hard. i'm such a nostalgia hound, i don't know if there's anything i DON'T like. <BR> <BR> day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio: <BR> <BR> gotta admit, i don't really listen to the radio, mostly cuz i'm not a huge fan of top 40. i think i'm just too old for it. <BR> day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio: <BR> <BR> i wish my "joint" channel on sirius xm played more roots, rock reggae and t... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:11:34 EST 30-day music challenge--day 12, 13, 14 &15 (cuz i got behind...) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4329715 day 12 - a song from a band you hate: <BR> Baltimora - Tarzan Boy <BR> www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r0n9Dv6XnY <BR> <BR> day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure: <BR> anything by They Might be Giants but especially this: <BR> http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/vid<BR>eo?p=they+might+be+giants+don%27t+let+<BR>start <BR> <BR> day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love: <BR> Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces <BR> www.youtube.com/watch?v=dom7VlltBUc&feat<BR>ure=relmfu <BR> and ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 01:20:14 EST I just entered Yoovie's DIY 6-Week Challenge (WTH was i thinking?!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4326360 1. NAME YOUR CHALLENGE! i think i just came up with the name of my challenge. i'll call it: "tay's 'WTF!' 6-week challenge" <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> (yeah, i know, sooo original. that's "MS. original" to YOU pal! <BR> <BR> 2. Choose 5 things to measure NOW and in 6 weeks. (7/1/11 - 8/14/11) <BR> <BR> A. hips <em>15</em> <BR> B. thighs <BR> C. gut (aka waist) <BR> D. BMI <BR> E. pant's size <BR> <BR> 3. Take a before picture. You don't have to post it online but you HAVE TO TAKE ONE: ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 16:24:50 EST Do you ever sometimes just feel, you know, fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4302391 <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> well, sadly, this is ONE of those times. not sure exactly what it is but the number on the scale ain't helping much either. thing is, i KNOW i am not consuming 3500 calories extra calories a day. if anything--i'm not consuming ENOUGH which is itself its OWN problem. <BR> <BR> however, as in past years, this is my busy season and like other offices across this country, we too, have been downsized even though i work for a public university. in fact, we've been do... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:34:31 EST 30-day music challenge--day 11 - a song from your favorite band: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4301673 day 11 - a song from your favorite band: <BR> The Jam/Paul Weller - A Town Called Malice <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=y44UVAy2jgk&<BR>feature=player_profilepage </link> <BR> <BR> day 12 - a song from a band you hate: <BR> day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure: <BR> day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love: <BR> day 15 - a song that describes you: <BR> day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate: <BR> day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio: <BR... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:53:54 EST 30-day music challenge--day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4297451 day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Ws0Hk8x20&<BR>feature=player_embedded#at=21 </link> <BR> The Smiths - Asleep <BR> <BR> day 11 - a song from your favorite band: <BR> day 12 - a song from a band you hate: <BR> day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure: <BR> day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love: <BR> day 15 - a song that describes you: <BR> day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate: <BR> day 17 - a song that yo... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 07:50:50 EST 30-day music challenge--day 09 - a song that you can dance to: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4296958 day 09 - a song that you can dance to: <BR> when this song comes on, i find it hard NOT to get my groove on... <BR> Strobelight Honey- Black Sheep <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_JtkSmw808 </link> <BR> <BR> day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep: <BR> day 11 - a song from your favorite band: <BR> day 12 - a song from a band you hate: <BR> day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure: <BR> day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love: <BR> day 15 - a song that describes... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 22:25:03 EST 30-day music challenge--day 08 - a song that you know all the words to: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4294797 day 08 - a song that you know all the words to: <BR> one of the very first raps i learned not to mention one of the first songs i remember hearing upong moving to socal and settling in the LBC back in 1977. it's a classic. <BR> <BR> the sugar hill gang-"rapper's delight" <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6gD_CwF5YM </link> <BR> <BR> day 09 - a song that you can dance to: <BR> day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep: <BR> day 11 - a song from your favorite band: <BR> day 12 - a s... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 01:35:26 EST 30-day music challenge--day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4291703 day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event: <BR> <BR> wow!!! another EZ one--how 'bout the first concert you ever attended EVER!? well here ya go: <BR> <BR> "wake me up before you go-go" by wham <BR> <link> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIgZ7gMze7A </link> <BR> it also reminds me of high school--yeahhh--i know, i just dated m'self. <BR> <BR> day 08 - a song that you know all the words to: <BR> day 09 - a song that you can dance to: <BR> day 10 - a song that makes you fall... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 11:13:43 EST 30-day music challenge--day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4291689 day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere: <BR> this was easy actually. there's a whole CD that reminds me of living in northern CA and every time we would hit the grapevine on the 5frwy heading south on our way home to visit family we would pop in the album "musicforthemorningafter" by pete yorn just as we began our ascent. here are a coupla tunes: <BR> <BR> "life on a chain" <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XwOeJW_9HU </link> <BR> <BR> "strange condition" <BR> <link>www.you... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 11:05:55 EST 30-day music challenge--day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4289221 day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone: <BR> <BR> DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince -"Summertime" <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0tTbTbmVA </link> <BR> this song reminds me of my best friend kel. we met the year this song came out (1991) and it's been our song ever since. she's as crazy as me if not crazier and i can't imagine not knowing her let alone my life without her. we 'pect to grow old together, disco dancing, cracking jokes, acting like goofballs and basically maki... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 02:12:41 EST 30-day music challenge--day 04 - a song that makes you sad: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4286782 day 04 - a song that makes you sad: <BR> <BR> The Avalanches - ''Since I Left You'' <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpqm-05R2Jk </link> <BR> <BR> day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone: <BR> day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere: <BR> day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event: <BR> day 08 - a song that you know all the words to: <BR> day 09 - a song that you can dance to: <BR> day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep: <BR> day 11 - a song from your fav... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 23:38:53 EST 30-day music challenge--day 03 - a song that makes you happy: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4284561 day 03 - a song that makes you happy: <BR> <BR> this one was REALLY difficult cuz there are literally TOO many songs to list so i picked one that picks me up when i'm down and if i'm already IN a great mood--it acts as an enhancement--like sweet chili sauce or viagra. it's "start the commotion" by the wiseguys. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBJmR0uA5jQ </link> <BR> <BR> day 04 - a song that makes you sad: <BR> day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone: <BR> day 06 - a ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 00:28:52 EST 30-day music challenge--day 02 - your least favorite song http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4282252 <BR> <BR> <BR> day 01 - your favorite song: <BR> The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods <BR> www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmVkOlZFF3Y <BR> <BR> day 02 - your least favorite song: <BR> no contest--hands down--ANY and EVERYthing by lady ga ga (which changes to lady gag if you "forget" the last "a"...clever, eh?) <BR> <BR> day 03 - a song that makes you happy: <BR> day 04 - a song that makes you sad: <BR> day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone: <BR> day 06 - a song that reminds y... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 01:33:33 EST thoughts on my 30-day music challenge this fine june sunday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4278978 this has GOT to be, i THINK, one of the best challenges ever--certainly one of my FAVORITE. you know why? cuz everyone but zombies and anti-socials LOVE music! it is a uniting, community-building medium that is typically a force for good with VERY few exceptions. it's one of the few things i believe has the ability to change the world. <BR> <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</em> <em>335</em> <BR... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 19:02:27 EST 30-day music challenge--day 01 - your favorite song http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4278916 day 01 - your favorite song: <BR> The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmVkOlZFF3Y </link> <BR> <BR> day 02 - your least favorite song: <BR> day 03 - a song that makes you happy: <BR> day 04 - a song that makes you sad: <BR> day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone: <BR> day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere: <BR> day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event: <BR> day 08 - a song that you know all the words to: <BR> day 09 - a... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 18:15:32 EST Trying to save $$$? This idea seems VERY doable solution.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4269880 if you're ANYthing like me, this is one of those areas of life, kinda like weight loss, that demands a LOT of disciple. i found this article and thought, hmm, even I could do this. <BR> <BR> <link>finance.yahoo.com/news/First-Person-<BR>10-Days-No-ac-3259266898.html </link> <BR> <BR> make it a great day--today and EVERY day after! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 12:00:46 EST A Little About Moi :-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3953285 Copy and paste and fill it out on your own blog. <BR> <BR> 1. What time did you get up this morning? 9:30 <BR> <BR> 2. How do you like your steak? med. well <BR> <BR> 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? tron in 3D <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite TV show? bill mahr's real time, the ricky gervais show, flight of the conchords, reruns of charmed, jersey shore (my guilty pleasure du jour), biggest loser, jeopardy (it reminds me of how brilliant i am), the simpsons (reminds me ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:14:44 EST My 2011 Quest for Inner Peace and Other "Bright" Ideas... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3878261 well, i was feeling a little zen <em>414</em> when i found this article completely by accident. first it made me giggle and THEN it made me think, deSPITE the congratulatory glass of champagne i was enjoying at the time. <BR> <BR> therefore, i thought i would take a moment to post my recent discovery here. i mean if ANYone could use the ability to harness the ultimate power of "inner peace", we could right? i don't believe it is quite the equivalent of george lucas's "force" so while ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:28:31 EST 'Words to Detox By"--Pt Deux (And Long Overdue) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3764570 i was reading a blog post this morning by fearless leader extraordinaire of the slowest loser team, bruce corwin. in short, it was a repudiation of the negativity exhibited by politicians (on BOTH sides) in the lead up to the mid-term elections. therefore, in his desire to "purge", he spent a considerable amount of time on the sparkpeople motivational pages and came up with 21 "pearls of wisdom" to "exorcise", "cast-out" and "cleanse" the soul-crushing energy that was generated by having v... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 16:18:48 EST