TEACH4110's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TEACH4110 TEACH4110'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/ A Course in Weight Loss.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472284 Marianne Williamson writes so beautifully. Such soothing, poignant and profound words. I love spending time with her words. Her prayers are amazing. She writes that we build walls to protect ourselves and this leads to destructive activities. For me, it is food and lack of self care. Each brick on the wall has a word on it and she invites us to face the word and ask our Creator to assist us in tearing down the wall. It was a beautiful exercise. One that I shall surely repeat. <BR> ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 07:24:30 EST Letter to my body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410310 I saw a fellow spark page have this blog entry and truly totally loved it. Thanks for the inspiration! <BR> <BR> To my body, <BR> <BR> I apologize. I am so sorry. I will make it up to you. <BR> <BR> I am sorry for the ways I have abused you and misused you. I am sorry that I mistreated you with poor nutrition, overeating, binge drinking and poor sleep habits. I have neglected you. I have mistreated you and I have certainly also taken you for granted. <BR> <BR> I am sorry that I ch... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 06:46:40 EST Finding MY Independence:-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410300 Happy 4th of July everyone! When I think of INDEPENDENCE today, I want to think about MY independence! How can I be independent and honor me? <BR> <BR> I do understand and appreciate how this country gained independence . Thank you to all whose work and sacrifice made it possible for me to be independent and to think, live, feel and express myself! <BR> <BR> Watching Joyce Meyer talk about how God sets us free. I need to remember that. Amen:-) <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Thu, 4 Jul 2013 06:18:55 EST Love this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398852 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2015122181.jpg"> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 06:59:23 EST 30 days of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398611 "Good morning you confident, positive, beautiful you!" <BR> <BR> " I am involved in positive self talk, am being my authentic self, and am giving praise, & gratitude to The Lord. " <BR> <BR> "I am filled with loving kindness." <BR> <BR> "I am well in body and mind." <BR> <BR> " I am at ease and happy." <BR> <BR> "My heart is open and filled with loving kindness." <BR> <BR> " I am open and accepting of others." <BR> <BR> "I am filled with peace and prosperity." <BR> <BR> "I am energeti... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:35:08 EST Very favorite quote? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398601 Give to Him what you do not want, <BR> and what you do not want... <BR> <BR> will disappear. <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:25:22 EST Favorite Quotes Continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398596 What would you do if you weren't afraid? <BR> <BR> I deeply love and accept myself with kindness and compassion. <BR> <BR> I believe that something good is coming my way. <BR> <BR> There is no such thing as being too busy. If you REALLY want something, you will make it happen! <BR> <BR> I am abundantly blessed and more is on the way. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1827241614.jpg"> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:21:42 EST Summer Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398161 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2013324805.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ready to make changes that stick. Permanent changes. <BR> The excuses have got to go. <BR> <BR> Breathe, off to find myself:-) Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:28:35 EST Favorite Quotes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397012 Oh my. There are SO many. <BR> <BR> Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, Geneen Roth, Cheryl Richardson. I want to start list of some of my favs. <BR> <BR> Since I'm watching Joyce right now, I'll start with her. <BR> <BR> Enjoy yourself now, on the way to where you are going. <BR> The wait is where character is tested. <BR> We inherit, through wait and patience. <BR> I am believing. <BR> I believe that God is working in my life. <BR> You cannot drive... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 06:29:37 EST Summer of Fitness.....REGROUPING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397000 Ooofa. End of school has been SO stressful. I need this weekend to regroup and set some priorities. Looking forward to recharging. <BR> <BR> For me.....this is about stress and being prepared. This is not about a diet. So, it's time to breathe and develop a plan. <BR> <BR> Regroup, set priorities, breathe, seek peace, and be positive. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 06:11:02 EST Summer of Fitness day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388712 Thanks to motivation from Duffydyer, I got up and ran this morning. Duff...4:30 a.m.? Really???? Duff....U R amazing! <BR> <BR> <em>57</em> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 07:02:49 EST Summer of Fitness Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382233 Good to be posting again. The fitness is continuing and I am super proud. I am in Newport , RI for the weekend and it is simply amazing up here....rain and all. The rain has actually stopped and I had a fabulous run along the water this morning. Nothing like it. Love that cracking of the waves sound....magic. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <em>104</em> Sat, 8 Jun 2013 09:09:05 EST Summer of Fitness Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377555 Keep on keeping on! Ran this morning. Not as far as I had hoped but I got my butt off the coach and stretched afterwards. <BR> <BR> Increasing the water intake as well. Always a good goal! <BR> <BR> How is your SOF? <BR> <BR> Peace! Namaste <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 06:38:21 EST Summer of Fitness day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377152 SOF Day 3 had my trainer kicking my butt this morning but that's okay! That's what I want. Need to get in a run tomorrow. Hoping the rain holds off. If not, I'll go to the gym and get on the treadmill at 5:30 am.... <BR> <BR> Shout out to my girl Kristen for making me believe and for Duffydyer who I have not only the pleasure of working with but she's also an amazing friend.... <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:28:59 EST Summer of Fitness Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375352 One hour bike ride on a beautiful Sunday morning! So thankful for so many things! Especially thankful for padded bike shorts. <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> Dinner with friends last night and I finished a big bottle of sparkling water. No adult beverages for me! <BR> <BR> Mediated this morning.... <BR> <BR> planning meals....putting supports into place. <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 08:18:34 EST Summer of Fitness begins June 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374285 Me. Me, me , me. This is about me getting fit and being healthy. Not about anything else. First stop....july 4th 4 miler then...The Color Run NJ...5k August 31st. If you haven't done a Color Run....you really should. They are not timed, just wild fun! Plenty of people walk them. So much fun! <BR> 1st day of Summer of Fitness....personal trainer at 7:00 at the HS track. Bring it on Kristen. I'm ready! Sat, 1 Jun 2013 06:28:04 EST Ready to begin again...this time it's for ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902278 Good morning Me! <BR> <BR> I need to get back on track for me and my health. This celiac disease along with needing to avoid dairy has been a drag. I have made it into a drag. I need to accept it and truly live it. I have been getting gluten from somewhere and am really feeling it. Don't like it one bit. It makes me amazingly tired, cranky, listless and I break out in itchy red patches. It is not worth it...not one bit. Need to be extra, extra careful as I've been breaking out for th... Tue, 29 May 2012 08:26:18 EST If it is to be...it is up to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736161 I had an eye opening experience this weekend. One face ok of all places. I am not a big FB person. Don't really need to know when my friends have walked their dog, gone to Kohls or which movie people are watching the moment they are watching it but I read an amazing account of a friends weekend last night and it made me look in the mirror. <BR> <BR> A friend of mine wrote about her weekend she said....had a great weekend. Went on tow 10+ mile runs, once to the gym, walked to the library... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 05:01:49 EST Positive Affirmations.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413213 What you think about expands. Keep thinking, "I'm fat" and guess what? I remain fat. The things I say to myself...I would NEVER allow anyone else to say about themselves. <BR> <BR> Now I'm not saying that I can just think myself thin but....positive affirmations and visualizations are proven to work. <BR> <BR> So here we go..... <BR> <BR> Feeling great @ 138! <BR> <BR> I am fit, healthy and whole. <BR> <BR> I am involved in healthy foods, nutrition and planning daily. <BR> <BR> I LOV... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 22:28:03 EST Wednesday June 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4269101 Good Morning! Had half my blog done and then hit delete...dang! Here we go again:-) <BR> <BR> # 1 DRINK MORE WATER!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Breakfast: hard boiled egg, pineapple, green tea <BR> <BR> snack: banana & 6 walnuts <BR> <BR> lunch: Amy's brown rice, peas & veggies, 1 muffin <BR> <BR> snack: 1/2 apple & yogurt <BR> <BR> Dinner: steak & fro veggies... <BR> <BR> Need to go shopping! <BR> <BR> Shopping list: <BR> lemons <BR> grapefruit <BR> carrots <BR> yogurt <BR> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 06:07:14 EST Food Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4268472 So I'm working with a nutritionist and I need to keep a food journal. I know that journaling works...I know that! <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if this is a good place to keep my journal. If I keep it on my computer...in a place that I can access wherever I am...makes sense right? <BR> <BR> So...we'll see! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow...we begin:-) <BR> <em>88</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 21:30:37 EST Don't know where/how to begin....again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4137516 Good Lord. I am at my highest weight ever, am coming off a recent unexpected death of a sibling, have a hip/leg injury and am recently diagnosed as having celiac disease and have to be casein (protein in dairy products) free. <BR> <BR> But other than that......I'm fine:-) <BR> <BR> I don't know where to begin so I have been wallowing in self-pity, fear, grief, and disbelief. All of this has gotten me to feeling just yucky, yucky, yucky. <BR> <BR> I want to BREATHE! And begin again. <BR... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 21:06:34 EST Positive Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4078058 Dear Lord, <BR> <BR> Please bless and help us. We, your children, need you. We each need you for a different reason, a different purpose but we all need you. Some of us need help with finances, jobs and positive outlooks. Some need physical, mental and emotional strength. Some of us need help washing away our tears. <BR> <BR> I need help dealing with the loss of my brother and coping through this unexpected grief. I know that he would want me to be healed, to be whole and to be a role... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 06:42:09 EST From 172 lbs to 135 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4034257 Time to be honest with myself.... <BR> <BR> It is time to take action. It is more than my clothes not fitting...it is how I have been treating myself, how I have been feeling, how I have been wishing I would lose weight. Time to stop wishing and start doing. <BR> <BR> I am on the road. On the road from self abuse, self neglect, self hatred to freedom. I know that the numbers don't matter...I just want to be upfront and honest with myself and accountable for my actions. <BR> <BR> Positi... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 06:32:16 EST GREAT Habits = GREAT results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4034250 GREAT habits...not wishing, not hoping, not wallowing....makes for GREAT results. I had an AHA moment last night after posting my feelings that things are not working for me. When I wrote it out and posted it...it forced me to think about what I have been doing and have an honest (in honor of Honest Abe!) talk with myself. <BR> <BR> Honesty! What a concept! <BR> <BR> What i found is that I have been doing a lot of WISHING....and very little DOING! What a great realization! <BR> <BR> I ... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 06:24:53 EST Just for Today..Feb 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4029539 Just for Today I will: <BR> <BR> *Smile, laugh and love more <BR> *Look myself and others in the eye <BR> *BREATHE <BR> *Give it to God instead of trying to be God <BR> *Enjoy my time with my family instead of thinking about all of the work I could be doing <BR> *I will focus on TODAY...not worry about tomorrow <BR> *And BREATHE some more <BR> <BR> and....buy the Vera Bradley bag I have been wanting:-) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Sat, 19 Feb 2011 07:53:51 EST Letting Go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4024406 Today I am Letting Go of... <BR> <BR> *The need to impress others <BR> <BR> *Wanting to be PERFECT <BR> <BR> * Wanting to please others <BR> <BR> *Sacrificing what I NEED for what others want <BR> <BR> *Holding my breath and hoping things work out <BR> <BR> *Watching others LIVE <BR> <BR> *Wanting to be anyone else <BR> <BR> *Being afraid to express my opinion <BR> <BR> Today I am: <BR> <BR> *Giving my cares to God instead of trying to BE God and fix everything <BR> <BR> *Accepti... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 06:31:13 EST A Course in Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4013644 Marianne Williamson... <BR> <BR> Lesson Five <BR> <BR> "Start a love affair with food" <BR> <BR> Marianne talks about eating with pleasure, with an open heart, with self love instead of in secret, with self hate. The task for this chapter is to purchase a fancy napkin, plate, spoon, fork, glass and placemat. To eat with dignity and enjoyment. To love food and ourselves. <BR> <BR> Breathe... <BR> <BR> Thanks Marianne for the reminder to act in truth with dignity and self love. Simple.... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:28:47 EST A Course in Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3926679 Marianne Williamson encourages us to write a New Year's Prayer rather then a New Year's Resolution. Here is mine:-) <BR> <BR> Dear God, <BR> Please give me a new beginning and bless and support me on this journey. <BR> Please remind me to rely on you and to give my hurts, fears and worries to you...not to food. <BR> <BR> Please God give me the strength and courage to be the me that you want me to be, that you created me to be. Please help me to not run and hide but to be proud and stand... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 06:31:58 EST Today I begin.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3879383 my work on my Resolution Revolution begins today. How fitting. I completed my first official weigh in today and weigh the highest I have ever weighed. It is time to begin anew. <BR> <BR> Time to: <BR> Stay focused <BR> Plan meals <BR> Get hydrated <BR> Focus on the positive <BR> and get moving <BR> oh....and BREATHE. <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 06:37:18 EST 2011 Resolution/Revolution Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3872185 Mini Challenge #1 Valentine's Day Challenge <BR> <BR> I will lose 10 lbs by Valentine's Day. In order to do this I will: <BR> *weigh myself once a week and report it <BR> *drink 3 cups of green tea & 8 glasses of water daily <BR> *PLAN my meals <BR> *Eat 5 servings of fruits/veggies per day <BR> *Meditate every morning <BR> *BREATHE in lieu of reaching for food needlessly <BR> *Eat consciously <BR> *Stay connected to my Resolution/Revolution team <BR> *Have ONE cheat meal per week <BR> *Wor... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:48:59 EST Language of Letting Go for October 30th...Self-Value http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3749722 Melody Beattie writes... <BR> We have a real life of our own. Yes, we do. That empty feeling, that sense that everyone except us has a life---an important life, a valuable life, a better life---is a remnant from the past. It is also a self-defeating belief that is inaccurate. <BR> We are real. So is our life. Jump into it and you'll see! <BR> <BR> Today I will live my life and treasure it as mine. Sat, 30 Oct 2010 07:50:50 EST Battlefield of the Mind....Devotional http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3734458 Great book by Joyce Meyer...short simple 100 Devotional Thoughts <BR> <BR> Day 1: Victorious God, help me realize the onslaughts of Satan, who attacks my mind and makes evil seem good. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. <BR> <BR> Day 2: Lord Jesus, in Your name I cry out for victory. Enable me to bring every thought into obedience. Help me to not allow Satan's words to stay in my mind and steal my victory. Amen. <BR> <BR> Day 3: Precious Holy Spirit, teach me to understand... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 06:01:04 EST Non Scale Victories (NSV's) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3695412 10/5/10 Going to bed WITHOUT eating the slice of pizza that is calling my name :-) <BR> 10/6/10 Getting up at 5 instead of rolling over and being late for the gym! Drinking water before gym! Tue, 5 Oct 2010 22:43:05 EST 12 Weeks til Christmas Challenge Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3695352 This is a GREAT challenge. I am psyched for it! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> *Give it to God <BR> *Post NSV's <BR> *No carbs after NOON <BR> *Drink 64oz of water daily <BR> *Plan meals & shopping list <BR> *Get organized on Sundays <BR> *Have a Positive Mental Attitude <BR> <em>459</em> Tue, 5 Oct 2010 22:16:57 EST Language of Letting Go for September 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3675943 Prayer <BR> <BR> Melody Beattie reminds us that pray does not need to be long, eloquent rehearsed phrases. <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> Help <BR> PLEASE! <BR> Are all prayers...or they can be if they are directed to God. <BR> <BR> "Today I will tell God what I want to tell God, and listen for God's answer. I will remember that I can trust God." Amen to that! Tue, 28 Sep 2010 05:50:13 EST Favorite Bible Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3673076 For the Lord did not give me a spirit of fear; but of power and love and sound mind. 2Timothy1:6-7 <BR> <BR> Give and it shall be given unto you. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return. <BR> <BR> Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Psalm 37:3 <BR> <BR> If you forgive others for the wrong-doings they do to you, your Father in heaven will forgive you. Matthew 6:14 <BR> <BR> The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, ... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:25:50 EST Daily Affirmations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3673073 I am lovable and capable, a child of the most high God and so is__________! <BR> I celebrate feeling light and alive at my perfect body weight of 135. <BR> Bless them...change me. <BR> With God, all things are possible. <BR> I will do my BEST to live each day in God's truth in thought, word and deed. <BR> I love myself therefore I am taking care of my body. <BR> I am joyful, free, courageous and confident. <BR> My home and family are happy and joyful. <BR> I see beauty in myself and others.... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:18:39 EST The Language of Letting Go for September 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3673069 Temporary Setbacks <BR> <BR> Melody Beattie writes about how sometimes things get worse before they get better but that we need to continue trying, working and believing. We need to know that we are building a stronger foundation therefore when things turn around...they will turn around for the long haul. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:11:02 EST The Language of Letting Go for Sept 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3671372 Feeling Protected. <BR> <BR> Melody Beattie writes: "Go in peace. Go in safety, go now, knowing you are protected. Go anywhere you need to go. The evil has been blocked. The goodwill comes pouring forth. You do not have to work so hard at protecting yourself. You can relax and enjoy life, trusting that you are safe. Go without fear, for you are wrapped in love and protection." <BR> <BR> You do not have to work so hard.....WOW! Interesting thoughts, words. I do feel like I spend lo... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 12:02:26 EST The Language of Letting Go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3669084 September 25th Peace with the Past <BR> <BR> Melody Beattie writes for this day: <BR> <BR> "Holding on to the past, either through guilt, longing, denial or resentment is a waste of valuable energy----energy that can be used to transform today and tomorrow." <BR> <BR> For today, I will live in the present. I will let go & let God. I will breathe and feel my feelings instead of stuffing them. This breathing thing is a good deal. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 09:26:24 EST The Answer is Simple... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3651256 Has anyone read that book? Sonia Choquette wrote The Answer is Simple. I saw her in NYC last year. She is amazing. She absolutely sparkles. She has a deck of cards that go with her book. <BR> <BR> Here is the card that I drew today. Quite timely.... <BR> <BR> "The Answer is Simple....DETOX....The ego accumulates negativity and holds on to it for a long time. It settles into the mind and body as destructive patterns, attitudes, behaviors, habits and feelings. The more negativity yo... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 07:47:24 EST Biggest Loser Success Secrets: Flag System http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3605368 This is going to be a work in progress as I determine actions, inactions, emotions to add under each FLAG category. I found this on smurfette0725 website. Beyond inspiring! An EXCELLENT read! I read about the GREEN, YELLOW and RED flag activities and think that this could really be helpful. <BR> <BR> GREEN Flag Activities: Things I should do, should be proud of, should work on in order to help me get to my 30 lb weight loss goal: <BR> <BR> *Develop a food plan for the week <BR> *Make a... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 23:14:39 EST September Goals: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3594114 1. Planning meals <BR> 2. Grocery shopping with a list <BR> 3. Taking healthy snacks to work <BR> 4. Breathing during eating <BR> 5. Putting food/fork down <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:18:38 EST My Success List August 31, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3594104 Cheryl Richardson encourages everyone to track his/her own success. If you do not get her weekly email...you should. It's GREAT. It comes every Sunday evening. This weeks email encourages everyone to commit 5 successes to writing <BR> <BR> August 31, 2010 Teach's Success List <BR> 1. Consistent Weekly exercise:-) <BR> 2. Riding my bike every weekend <BR> 3. Going Gluten Free...well, being gluten aware and working on being gluten free <BR> 4. Reading Women, Food & God <BR> 5. Medita... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:15:39 EST Women Food & God Chapter 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3538429 Chapter 2: Ending the War <BR> <BR> 1. Author Geneen Roth begins the chapter telling her students that their relationships with food are the greatest blessings in their lives. That they are not going to fix this relationship, but should walk through the door and see what's behind it. When you think about this—that what you thought was a curse is actually a blessing—how do you respond? Do you feel like throwing the book against the wall or feeding it to your dog, or does it make you curious ... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 07:51:10 EST Women Food and God Companion Guide Chapter 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3496315 Chapter 1: About God <BR> <BR> 1. On page 22, author Geneen Roth writes that she turned to Hostess Sno Balls the same year she gave up on God. Do you turn to food for comfort, sweetness and the feeling that you matter? <BR> Yes, I do turn to food for comfort. I have struggled with this forever. It is a knee jerk reaction...my first response. Instead of breathing, praying, chilling...I turn to food. <BR> <BR> 2. What does going on a diet mean to you? Does it give you a feeling of taking ... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 19:14:45 EST Women Food & God Companion Questions... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3492478 1. The prologue begins with "80 hungry women" sitting in a circle together, waiting to eat and pay attention to how they use food. If you were one of those women being asked to be silent and pay attention to themselves, their hunger and their many feelings about food, how do you think you would feel? <BR> <BR> I think it would take me a great deal of time to be able to answer any questions. I am quite certain that I would feel quite uncomfortable. I'm sure I would want my answers to be as e... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:36:03 EST GTG...Getting to Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2717958 One of my major areas of concern is self doubt. I have set a 30lb weight loss goal a zillion times. I have a tiny voice (sometimes NOT so tiny) inside me say..."What makes you think you can do it this time?" " You've tried this before and never see it through." " You can't do this." "It's too hard." " You don't deserve it." <BR> <BR> Interesting what we tell ourselves, isn't it? I would never tell a friend or relative any of that. I am a constant cheerleader for everyone else but f... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 05:41:48 EST