WEBGIRL5000's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WEBGIRL5000 WEBGIRL5000'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/ KAOS Gold Energy: Rethink Your Drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534172 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l419457232.jpg"> <BR> Let me begin with a disclaimer. I am not an energy drinker. Never have. Never will. Yuck. <BR> <BR> OK, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s what I want to tell you. Drink energy drinks. Haha, OK, I’ll explain. <BR> <BR> Up until recently, the energy drinks that have been on the market do not meet my qualifications for what I put in my body. Call me crazy, but I like to put foods in my body. I know, I know... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 18:18:11 EST How To Love Yourself Ecstatically http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498218 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1253626665.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I recently entered a contest to describe what ecstatic wealth means to me. As I worked to produce this winning video, it dawned on me that really ecstatic wealth is exemplified when I love myself. <BR> <BR> Self-love can be accomplished in many, many ways, and I outline some of them in my video. <BR> <BR> I share it with you with the desire that you look within and see how you love YOURself. The more we consciou... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 01:29:25 EST Ready Made Diet Meals Make Life Easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439145 Do you remember using the Internet for the first time? I do. It was life changing. I remember being amazed at the power it gave me and how simple it made my life. If I wanted to research something all I had to do was type into a search engine (my favorite was AOL ;)) and in the blink of an eye, before you could say Xtreme Wellness, there it was. No having to go to a library to check out books. Suddenly, with just the click of a button, all that information was there for me to read and absorb ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:20:24 EST The Greenless Green Smoothie Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296461 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l166932444.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Green smoothies are a great, great, GREAT way to get your veggies. Vegetables are not only delicious, but they are chock full of health benefits as well. Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and none have cholesterol. They are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, and vitamins A and C. And might I remind you: <BR> <BR> When the body gets what it needs, it heals i... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:21:19 EST How to Achieve Total Body Fitness Even With A Busy Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290963 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1011953588.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you feeling time-challenged? Do you silently scream when someone blithely says, “You have just as much time as everyone else does!” You feel different, don’t you? I know I do. I may have as much time as everyone else does, but I’m still feeling time challenged. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately when this happens, something’s got to go. For me, it’s usually something that pertains to taking care of myself. As a busy mot... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:06:31 EST Spicy Kale Chips Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287709 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l317534165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Kale chips are a nom nom nom alternative to potato chips. <BR> <BR> They are an excellent way to get the benefits of raw kale without eating ANOTHER salad. Kale is high in iron, Vitamins A, C, and K, and calcium. It is low calorie and high fiber which is great for achieving your optimum weight. It’s filled with antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory, can help lower cholesterol, and is a great detox food. <BR> <BR> P... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:26:09 EST Xtreme Wellness is Sexy Infographic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286537 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1441279904.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wellness encompasses the whole body, and so does sexy. If you’ve been struggling to get your sexy back, let’s take a look in your wellness cabinet and see what’s missing. <BR> <BR> Whether it’s tweaking your weight, or supplementing your nutrition, implementing fitness or taking charge of your thoughts, your heart will tell you what you need to do. <BR> <BR> Are you listening? <BR> <BR> Check out this helpful i... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:37:33 EST How Safe Is Your Body From Belly Fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285459 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l543338442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Your fat is working hard to protect you and should be considered as one of your closest friends. Are you feeling grateful for your body fat? Not so much? Perhaps this is why. <BR> <BR> There are two types of body fat: essential fat and storage fat. <BR> <BR> Of course the essential fat is, well, essential for normal healthy functioning. It lives in your bone marrow, organs, central nervous system and muscles. <BR... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:35:55 EST Do You Make These 5 Common Mistakes In Weight Loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279266 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l851699900.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I’m heading out this weekend to celebrate the launch of the most effective weight loss system in the beautiful Emerald City, and thought I would give you, my favorite readers, a quick list of mistakes to avoid when working towards weight loss. <BR> <BR> You may have heard these before, so please don’t roll your eyes at me. Anything worthwhile bears repeating. And we learn from repetition. <BR> <BR> These are eas... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:43:32 EST Color Me Clutter Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273207 When you look around your house or apartment or flat or hobbit hole, what do you see? Can you see the floors, counters, chairs and desktops? Or are they covered with clutter and disorganization? You do know this affects your wellness, right? Whether you realize it or not, clutter presses on you and can begin to own you. <BR> <BR> No judgments here, just love. <BR> <BR> I have noticed that the state of my house tends to be an indicator of the state of my soul. That’s painful to write because... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 19:11:36 EST Glucosamine and MSM - A Dynamic Duo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265191 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l79769568.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Glucosamine and MSM both have a scientific history of supporting bone and joint issues. Separately they pack a powerful punch against that pain you have lost all patience for. But together, they work to support overworked, tired, or just plain worn out joints and bones. Our bones are the framework of our bodies; it behooves us to take care of them. After all, we need hippies…without our hippies, our pants would fall... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:29:15 EST How To Lose Weight - The Essential First Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263980 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1117302703.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My guess is you are here because you have tried to lose weight, perhaps many times, and you feel you have failed. Maybe you don’t know where to start. Maybe you don’t know how, or even want to, start over. <BR> <BR> First of all, you are safe. Here you will find ideas, encouragement and no BS. <BR> <BR> *So here is my lesson for you.* <BR> <BR> Your thoughts are what are sabotaging your weight loss efforts. <BR... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:34:02 EST Today Is Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255183 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1897996555.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My best friend gave me a plaque for my birthday that I want to share with you…because I love it. It espouses my philosophy in life. Well, my NEW found philosophy in life. <BR> <BR> I tend to spend a *tad* too much time in front of the computer. Not playing the endless mindless games on Facebook, mind you. Working. <BR> <BR> But even though my purpose is noble (making a living to support my children and me), my m... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:49:46 EST BENew is Coming To Seattle March 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252850 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l477176142.jpg"> <BR> <BR> *BENew is coming to Seattle, Washington on March 8, 2013!* <BR> <BR> BENew is the *newest most effective weight loss system* on the market today. This is a great opportunity to come taste the products that are changing the nation! Get samples, try recipes, change your life. <BR> <BR> It’s free to attend. Will you be there? <BR> <BR> *Transform your body. Transform your life.* <BR> <BR> If you are in the area, i... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:30:17 EST How Love in a Liquid Can Balance Your Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250854 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222110042.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Join me for an insightful online seminar on the state of our well-being – and what you can do about it. <BR> <BR> We will discuss key trends in the American lifestyle and I’ll show you how you can: <BR> <BR> *Improve your digestive health* by nurturing your body’s natural systems easily and naturally <BR> <BR> *Improve your sleep* without medication, natural or otherwise <BR> <BR> *Improve your mental clarity* ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:21:04 EST The Power of the Subconscious Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248490 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l106462943.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The difference you are destined to make in the world is extravagant! Surely I would have heard about you by now! Are you playing small? That’s the only reason I can think of that I wouldn’t have already heard about you. Because I know you are an amazingly talented, wonderful being that has oodles to give to the world. <BR> <BR> *But where are you?* <BR> <BR> I love the quote from Marianne Williamson in her book R... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:37:57 EST How To Make Changes In Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247004 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1593876761.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don’t take care of myself. <BR> <BR> I know, that may burst your bubble, but hey, cut me some slack. I’m a busy girl. <BR> <BR> I’m sure I’m not alone in this. I mean, I’m “pretty” good at taking care of others, like keeping the kids clothed and fed. But when it comes to my own needs…I seem to ignore those. I’m not proud about this. I’m just sayin’. <BR> <BR> BUT…. <BR> <BR> The other day I replaced the wi... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:40:37 EST The New YOU Blueprint Webinar | The New YOU Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243953 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1863214604.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In Part Four of The New YOU Series we looked at the most effective weight loss system. For the final piece to our 5-part series, I think it’s fitting to close with a webinar because of all the excitement surrounding this unique new weight loss system. <BR> <BR> Join me for an insightful online seminar where I will be introducing the newest, most effective weight loss system on the market. <BR> <BR> Transform you... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 12:46:09 EST My Fav Protein Meal Replacement Shake | The New YOU Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240264 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1807065359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In Part Two of The New YOU Series, we learned how to boost your metabolism. In this third piece, we will discuss the benefits of a meal replacement shake. <BR> <BR> If you’re like me, just the thought of not being able to eat food sends chills up your spine. Dramatic? I think not. However, I have long been a proponent of drinking my breakfast, so I’m here to tell you, it can be done with no problem. <BR> <BR> Th... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 13:11:34 EST How To Boost Your Metabolism | The New YOU Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239400 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l668877893.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In Part One of our “New YOU Series,” we took a look at the best cleanse for weight loss. Today we will discuss your metabolism. <BR> <BR> Does your metabolism need a boost? <BR> <BR> “Well, that depends on what a metabolism is!” <BR> <BR> Metabolism is the fancy word for how much energy your body burns to keep you going. It’s kind of like your body’s internal maintenance system. <BR> <BR> This burning mechanis... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 22:07:04 EST Best Cleanse For Weight Loss | The New YOU Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237498 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1662960662.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did you know that your fat could actually be saving your life?! <BR> <BR> It’s true. One of the functions of excess fat is to protect the body from toxins that could harm it. If you were to feel the full brunt of all the toxins that are swirling around in your body, you would be so sick. You might even be dead. No joke. <BR> <BR> When the body surrounds toxins with fat, it limits what the toxins can do to you. S... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 16:49:38 EST Protein Shake Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228966 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2070189443.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At the bank drive-thru this morning I was sipping my customary protein shake and the teller asked me what I was drinking. You see, I live in the land of coffee so therefore I look a little different than most people this teller sees on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> I have been drinking protein shakes for as long as I can remember. <BR> <BR> I use them to replace my breakfast because I’m not a fan of eating in the mor... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:17:47 EST Get Outside and Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222029 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1861403660.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nature heals. <BR> <BR> Now, I’m not saying you’ve got to get outside and exercise (although if you’ve got it in ya, have at it!). You don’t need to run flights of stairs like Rocky, or bike around the world like Lance Armstrong. <BR> <BR> If you just get outside you will notice something different. Immediately. <BR> <BR> The air smells different. <BR> <BR> This may seem like a small thing to you, but it’s act... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:25:06 EST Best Fitness Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218926 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1703724052.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Out of shape and out of time? I’ve got good news for you. Just like liver and onions, the old news about exercise and fitness isn’t true. <BR> <BR> Did your mom force you to eat liver when you were young? Mine did. I am not what you would call a picky eater. I eat practically everything and there are very few things that I can’t choke down. But liver was one of those things. It was gross! I used to cover it in ke... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:51:42 EST Show Me The Money! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213256 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2147107839.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “I just want more money! Money makes the world go around and I don’t have any of it, and I want it. I’m not being greedy. I just want money so I can live!” <BR> <BR> I was perched on the edge of my seat due to the vehemence with which my client was speaking. She was earnest but sounded a little desperate too. <BR> <BR> “If I could just have money. Then I could really do the things I want to do. I’m working so ha... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:35:42 EST What Are Glucosamine Chondroitin Benefits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210557 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l144557149.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What Are Glucosamine Chondroitin Benefits? <BR> <BR> If you’ve landed on this page, more than likely you are experiencing bone, joint or cartilage issues of some kind. Both glucosamine and chondroitin are naturally occurring substances found in (or around) the cells of our cartilage. <BR> <BR> Our cartilage acts as a buffer between bones…anyone who has ever experienced the sensation of bone on bone knows exactly ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:54:56 EST The Amazing Benefits of Garlic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208945 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l714490946.jpg"> <BR> The Amazing Benefits of Garlic <BR> <BR> This has to be my battle cry when it comes to all things disease. Anyone who spends any time with me will hear me say again and again and again: “Are you taking garlic?” “Try garlic, it’s a wonderful antibiotic.” “Garlic should be able to nip that cold in the bud.” <BR> <BR> Sorry friends, family, loved ones. But garlic is my go-to food when my health starts going south. And my ... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:56:18 EST Please Stop Dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206847 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2142380287.jpg"> <BR> Since we’re at the beginning of a new year…and many people decide to get in better shape with the turn of each year, let’s chat about diets. <BR> <BR> Before we begin, I have to confess that I am not a proponent of diets (did you guess that from my title?). You will find a few on my site, but I have carefully hand-picked them, and they all have one thing in common. More on that later. :) <BR> <BR> Dieting is the limit... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:12:01 EST Strive For Extreme Wellness Because Its Sexy | Extreme Wellness is Sexy Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152145 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1473159455.jpg"> <BR> The last article in our Extreme Wellness is Sexy series, The Mind Body Connection is Oh So Sexy, talked about how our thoughts control our reality. We’re going to wrap up this series with a few thoughts to tie it all together. <BR> <BR> Wellness is the compilation of several aspects of our being. We have covered four: weight, nutrition, fitness and the mind-body connection. Putting energy into these four areas will go ... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:35:02 EST The Mind-Body Connection is Oh So Sexy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150580 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1766007057.jpg"> <BR> The last article in our Extreme Wellness is Sexy series, The Sexy Factor of Fitness, talked about how physical activity makes us attractive to others. Now we are going to delve into the mind-body connection and see how that can possibly make us the most sexy of all. <BR> <BR> This is the article I have been dying to write. It has been hard to write the others in the series without touching on the connection between min... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:26:56 EST The Sexy Factor of Fitness - Extreme Wellness is Sexy Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149503 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l190488923.jpg"> <BR> The last article in our Extreme Wellness is Sexy series, What You Eat Makes You Sexy, talked about how nutritious foods fuel our bodies in the way they are designed. Today we are going to look at fitness levels and how your energy is sexy. <BR> <BR> I like to use the word “fitness” rather than “exercise” because fitness incorporates so much more than simply exercise. When I think of someone who is fit, I think of an all... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:40:06 EST What You Eat Makes You Sexy - Extreme Wellness is Sexy Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148439 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l403242705.jpg"> <BR> In Part One of our Extreme Wellness is Sexy series, Your Weight Is Sexy, we discussed that no matter what size you are, bringing your body into proper weight alignment will relieve the body’s burden of being overworked, and will result in a properly functioning body which in turn is attractive, and dare we say, sexy. <BR> <BR> Next we are going to find out why what you eat makes you sexy. <BR> <BR> Nutrition, of course... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:32:23 EST Your Weight is Sexy - Extreme Wellness is Sexy Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147247 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1577263386.jpg"> <BR> I was having coffee with a friend the other day (OK, I was actually drinking tea but we don’t seem to have a saying for that, do we? ) and we got to talking about wellness and what that actually means. It’s a buzzword that’s going around, but since many people seem to be focused on sick-care rather than well-care, I thought I would take a moment and shed some light on this subject. <BR> <BR> After all, if extreme well... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:49:48 EST My Gratitude Definition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142589 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1911628042.jpg"> <BR> I make it a point to be grateful. <BR> <BR> I don’t actually know how I came to be this way since I wasn’t raised in an overly grateful home. Mind you, my family is great and they raised me well (don’cha think?) but gratitude isn’t something I would say defines who they are or how they act. <BR> <BR> When it comes to me, I have extreme gratitude. It might even be to the point of annoying to some people but I am const... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:58:12 EST When You Follow Your Heart You Meet Your Soul http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141540 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l943759672.jpg"> <BR> Life is a series of inspired actions. We sometimes lose sight of our inner voice as we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They certainly aren’t teaching us anything about listening to our intuition in schools. <BR> <BR> So this very basic access to our souls has been lost, or at least hidden, under the murky layers of busy. Or ignorance. Or whatever else covers up your path to you. <BR> <BR> I was... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:50:12 EST I Want It NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140462 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1746018578.jpg"> <BR> Oh come ON! I can’t STAND this another MINUTE!!! <BR> <BR> That’s me ready to throw my computer out the window! <BR> <BR> Things that should only take milli-seconds seem to take forEVER when my internet connection isn’t working properly. <BR> <BR> I know, I know, I should be happy that I have a computer and was born in this fabulous age of technology, and should be grateful that I can push a button and search any top... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:32:31 EST Are You Eating a Beige Diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138736 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1981751559.jpg"> <BR> Take a look at the color of your food and you will see the color of your health. The fascination with fast, cheap, and convenient has removed all the color from our food. Cookies, crackers, cereal…they’re all beige. And yes, I am counting artificial coloring as beige, although it should be more like slimey gunky poison goo. ;) <BR> <BR> Sit down, I’m about to shock you. <BR> <BR> Processed foods don’t have nutrients. ... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:44:55 EST What's Stopping Your Healing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138727 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l536518987.jpg"> <BR> Somehow we have strayed away from our roots. We have wisdom within us that oftentimes is left untapped in our rat-race of a fast paced, busy world. <BR> <BR> It’s that inner voice that we are so fond of silencing. <BR> <BR> We ignore what we know we are supposed to do. The inner voice that tells you what you know to be true in the depths of your soul, but often defies the “logic” of the world. The voice that tells you ... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:29:12 EST Do You Have Moves Like Jagger? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138722 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l243540313.jpg"> <BR> I’ve got a bone to pick. <BR> <BR> Are you happy with the size of your bod? I don’t care what size you are – you’re beautiful to me no matter what ;) …but I’m asking if YOU’RE happy with how you look? <BR> <BR> If you are, fantastic. Go thumb through your favorite magazine, put your feet up, and tune out the rest of my rant. We’re good. <BR> <BR> Now for the rest of you…don’t worry, I love you too… <BR> <BR> BUT… <B... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:26:10 EST Where Do You Hang Your Clothes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138713 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1444052640.jpg"> <BR> You know how people join a gym and then never go? <BR> <BR> Or what about the people who buy exercise equipment with the best of intentions, but never use it. Except as a clothes hanger. <BR> <BR> Why do you think so many people exhibit such similar behavior? <BR> <BR> Are you one of those people? <BR> <BR> There are a lot of reasons to join a gym or purchase exercise equipment or hire a trainer: <BR> <BR> losi... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:17:28 EST Cleaning House - Figuratively, Of Course http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138709 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l659595589.jpg"> <BR> I was sweeping the pine needles off my deck the other day…Fall seems to have just dumped on us all of a sudden up here in the Pacific Northwest. So there were a lot of pine needles. <BR> <BR> A lot. <BR> <BR> And as I was swinging my broom, I was imagining how clean my house was going to be after I had removed all the pine needles and leaves from the deck that invariably get tracked into, and throughout, the house. You... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:12:18 EST Do You Know What To Do Next? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138581 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1777246480.jpg"> <BR> Whenever I study something I’m passionate about, I give it my all. <BR> <BR> Yet there I was…unsure of which way to go. I had a lot of knowledge. I had put in my due diligence. I knew my subject…or at least I thought I did. <BR> <BR> But when it came right down to it, I wasn’t sure what to do next. So many things were swirling around in my brain. <BR> <BR> You see, there are a lot of different variables when it comes... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:37:42 EST