WIANGEL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WIANGEL WIANGEL'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/ Morning Mojo: Breathe... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568554 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1333914021.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:39:41 EST Morning Mojo: Welcome to Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518445 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2022449413.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep! She found her sunspot... Lazy Sunday morning may now commence... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:21:00 EST Morning Mojo: The Secret to Living Happily... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502197 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2027191941.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The secret to living happily is to not look at the morning as just another morning that has sprung up due to the rotation of the earth. Happiness will come when you believe that this day you will create and experience something beautiful. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 08:10:51 EST Morning Mojo: A Big Smile... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501113 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1688442261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "A smile is a way of writing your thoughts on your face, telling others that they are accepted, liked and appreciated. So here's a big smile just for you. Good Morning!" <BR> <BR> Remember... you are loved and you are worth being loved... especially loving yourself. Tue, 1 Oct 2013 07:59:30 EST Morning Mojo: Life is Beautiful... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500069 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1562383771.jpg"> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:04:30 EST Morning Mojo: Simplicity... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499139 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l487691725.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Simplicity brings joy but complication blocks it. Find your joy today. Sun, 29 Sep 2013 09:02:10 EST Starting Accupunture for Fibromyalgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496701 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1843172749.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is my first day of acupuncture. <BR> <BR> (Yes, I will be one step closer to becoming like Neo and finally breaking free from The Matrix!) Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:14:29 EST Morning Mojo: Start a Beautiful Morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495668 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1727949203.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning beautiful friends! Leave the worries of last night to darkness and let the light of motivation and inspiring things take control of your mind and actions. Start a beautiful morning and end up with a successful and blessed day. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:04:37 EST Morning Mojo: You Have Never Lived... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486966 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1885759627.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every morning wake up and realize that the best day is still ahead of you. This is a different day that you have in front of you. You have never lived such a day before and you have to make the best of it. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:27:11 EST Morning Mojo: A Yummy Fight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486022 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1222714666.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The rain is falling and the Autumn allergies are starting. Here's my top defense this year to keep my morning mojo flowing... <BR> <BR> What's yours? Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:17:52 EST Morning Mojo: Good Morning Friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485201 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l476866126.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wake up and sip a cup of loving friendship. <BR> Eat your heart out from a plate of hope. <BR> To top it up, a fork full of kindness and love. <BR> Enough for a happy good morning! Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:19:34 EST Morning Mojo: Thank You Friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484347 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1054021042.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Friends like you are like a sip of hot cup of coffee. You refresh my mind away from the boring sleepy times and excite me for the good times ahead of us. <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:10:04 EST Help! Didn't I Just Play This Game? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461774 It seems like I can't stay motivated when it comes to my health and weight. I'll track food for a few days and then decide that it's just too much work. I'll workout for a few days and then tell myself I need a break to rest and heal my body. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1737478930.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's one thing to start something for a few months... or few years... and then fall off the bandwagon. However, I'm falling off and getting back on every other day... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:36:26 EST The Thought to Start Your Day Right... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453668 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l472716750.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> You deserve it! Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:08:54 EST Tuesday Mojo: Are you Lazy or Obsessed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430285 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369825235.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Which one will you be today? Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:05:32 EST Happy Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429089 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1324711590.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Remember: Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:45:46 EST Sunday Mojo: You Did It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428051 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l565601865.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Way to go! <BR> <BR> Now Carpe the hell of of this Diem! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:08:45 EST Saturday Mojo: Keep Going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427318 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l594908616.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Don't give up! Keep going! Sat, 20 Jul 2013 11:59:46 EST Friday Mojo: The Best Relationship! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426148 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2102206721.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you're not already in a healthy and dedicated relationship with your body... <BR> <BR> It's time! Fri, 19 Jul 2013 08:21:29 EST Morning Mojo: Keep Going! You Can Do It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423925 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2038130180.jpg"> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:50:29 EST Morning Mojo: You Only Live Once... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422745 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1287886247.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Rock today! Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:22:24 EST Starting the Day Right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420593 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1521608220.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every morning, my family drinks 1 pint of water with 1/2 of lemon squeezed into it. These are made the night before, in a mason jar each, and ready for us in the morning. We call these "lemon bombs" and they are absolutely amazing! <BR> <BR> Not only are we creating an alkaline base for our bodies but, the water actually wakes us up better than a cup of coffee. We feel awake, alive, and ready to take on the day. ... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:23:13 EST Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415261 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1244438825.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thinking of you all and wishing you the best this day has to offer. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:50:05 EST Morning Mojo: Life Does Not Happen... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414114 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1484890398.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What are you creating in your life this week? <BR> <BR> Live life to the fullest. <BR> <BR> You are worth it! Mon, 8 Jul 2013 09:35:59 EST Morning Mojo: You Are Amazing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413061 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1728943507.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You are an AMAZING person meant for AMAZING things! <BR> <BR> In this life, the possibilities that lay before you are endless! <BR> <BR> You can do it! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 09:04:48 EST Morning Mojo: How About Fit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412240 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l609523143.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all do it... <BR> <BR> We see a skinny girl wearing clothes that we wish we could wear during the summer. <BR> <BR> Automatically, we start to think about all the negative things about our own body. We start to wonder (and cry internally): "Why can't that be me?" <BR> <BR> But, here's the deal my friends... did you ever think that she has an illness or can't gain weight due to something wrong with he... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 10:03:53 EST Morning Mojo: Did You Know This About Health? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411251 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l643932486.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You cannot have true healing until you have health. <BR> <BR> Remember: You are worth it! Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:51:54 EST Happy 4th of July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410820 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l460074958.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is a day to truly celebrate freedom for my family. Yes, after 5 days in the hospital (yet again), my husband is now home. He is free from IVs, nurses bothering him at 3am, doctors poking him, and free from the confines of the hospital walls. <BR> <BR> We are free to love. <BR> <BR> We are free to be loved. <BR> <BR> Happy Independence Day! Thu, 4 Jul 2013 17:08:18 EST Morning Mojo: Trick Your Brain... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391733 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1368692132.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello Monday! <BR> <BR> Yoga &#10003; <BR> 2-mile Dog Walk &#10003; <BR> Green Breakfast Smoothie &#10003; <BR> Coffee &#10003; <BR> Awesome Day Started Before 8am &#10003; <BR> <BR> How about you? Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:15:12 EST Morning Mojo: Take Back Control! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390592 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1748410642.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We've all fallen off the wagon. <BR> <BR> We've all felt like we've lost control. <BR> <BR> We've all wanted to throw in the towel at some time. <BR> <BR> I've been there over the last week or so. I've given in and given up. I've taken 10 steps back and made excuses. <BR> <BR> The thing I've learned over the last week is that I owe it to myself to be healthy. I'm worth the work and no one is going to do it for... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:38:33 EST Morning Mojo: What Are You Focused On? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387749 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l504501708.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The problem with a diet is that it focuses on what you have to give up. This is why so many diets fail and so many people get frustrated. <BR> <BR> It's time to flip that switch and realize how much you have to gain. <BR> <BR> You get to wake up with energy. <BR> <BR> You get to live the life you've always wanted. <BR> <BR> You get to wear your clothes instead of your clothes wearing you. <BR> <BR> You get... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:19:28 EST Morning Mojo: Fitness is like... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385538 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l488931021.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Touche! Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:28:30 EST Morning Mojo: What is a Diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384246 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1178441133.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow! This is profound! Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:01:25 EST Morning Mojo: Who are you becoming? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383216 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l642291142.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Who are you becoming? Sun, 9 Jun 2013 09:39:24 EST Starting the Morning Off Right... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379997 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l270836055.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yoga done. <BR> <BR> Dog walk done. <BR> <BR> Healthy breakfast done. <BR> <BR> Now onto coffee! <BR> <BR> You? Thu, 6 Jun 2013 07:50:54 EST How NOT to Eat a Cupcake... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377650 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l594420040.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I was hanging over the edge of "Cliff Stress" and ready to let myself drop into a valley filled with cupcakes. The stress was just too much and all I wanted to do was feel better. So, my mind automatically went to cupcakes as my eyes searched for my car keys to head out to the bakery. <BR> <BR> But, before I grabbed my keys, I came to Sparks for help and wrote a blog post (and status update) for HELP! <... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 08:31:08 EST Help! I'm About to Eat A Cupcake! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377001 My husband just texted me that his company is 2 months behind on paying anyone and he don't know when he'll get paid. I'm freaking out and here's why... <BR> <BR> My husband was diagnosed with Lymphoma in December 2012. After his first couple of rounds of chemotherapy, he had to go on medical leave. He finished up his treatments and returned to work a couple of weeks ago. <BR> <BR> Here's where the real stress comes in because... during his treatment, we almost fully drained our (quite well... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 16:35:51 EST A New Start... A New Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376478 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1623531800.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every morning, I begin the day with 3 things that I'm grateful for. They don't have to be anything big, but rather meaningful to me. This gives me a much-needed pause in my life to truly take account of what I have and what I do not. <BR> <BR> I may not have the perfect body... but I do have a body that can walk, move freely, and allows me to take part in life. <BR> <BR> I may not have my dream home... but I do ... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 09:10:25 EST Are You On FitBit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375506 I finally broke down and got a FitBit! I'm super excited for this extra bit of motivation to move. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l382342610.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Given I have a desk job and/or can spend hours in cafe's meeting clients, I really need to move my butt before it becomes a permanent chair fixture. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1263411497.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you on FitBit? If so, let's connect and motivate each other: <... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 11:29:15 EST Giving Up Morning Mojo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373383 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l570470345.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Alas, I'm giving up the morning mojo posts... at least for a while. <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> Because I began to realize that I'm not using the blog postings in the right way... for me. <BR> <BR> There's so much going on inside my brain that I need to get it out. If I don't, then I will never get healthy - mind, body, and spirit. <BR> <BR> I need to reclaim this blog for me... for my future. <BR> <BR> It is my ... Fri, 31 May 2013 08:38:04 EST Morning Mojo: That Junk Food Feeling... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372245 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l776839487.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Make the right choices today when it comes to your food choices. And, when you do, don't just rush through the moment... take a minute to smile and let that empowerment wash over you. Then, when faced with another challenge, your body will remember that feeling from before and crave that... not the junk food. Thu, 30 May 2013 07:44:39 EST Morning Mojo: Get Rid of Perfection! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370038 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l805770686.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's time to strive for progress and not perfection. It's time to throw out the old way of thinking by being yourself and accepting that your path along this journey is NOT going to follow the same path as that "perfect" girl in the gym. <BR> <BR> You were made whole. You can do this! Tue, 28 May 2013 07:31:08 EST Morning Mojo: What Do You Want Most? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364265 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1831146894.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every morning I search for a little mojo to help myself. Today my mojo is a little light on discipline and following through with my goals. There's always a voice in the back of my head that says: "Your almost 40. Why not just forget this whole 'healthier you' thing and enjoy your life?" <BR> <BR> The voice is strong but my heart is stronger. <BR> <BR> I have a strong belief that, if something doesn't fill me (... Wed, 22 May 2013 07:59:16 EST Morning Mojo: Stress Less... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361902 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l842831292.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Stress happens... especially when you are trying to get fit and eat healthy. <BR> <BR> The problem is that stress can actually cause further weight gain and a slew of health problems you may not already have. <BR> <BR> Today, take a moment to think about what may or may not stress you this week. When you have your mental list, take a deep breath and use some of the steps above to decrease it's power over you. <BR... Mon, 20 May 2013 07:36:57 EST Morning Mojo: Getting Upset... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360011 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1403780770.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you give 110% and you don't see results, then you have a reason to be upset. <BR> <BR> However, if you give 10% and you don't see results, then you have only yourself to blame. <BR> <BR> We've all been there. We've all wanted to give up at one time. But, my friends, before getting upset, you must ask yourself - "Have I really given it all that I got?" <BR> <BR> Have you? Sat, 18 May 2013 08:47:32 EST My Body's Against Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358359 I know... this isn't my normal Morning Mojo post but I just can't get myself to make one this morning. I'm just too frustrated to spread the good word. Yes, my friends, I've cracked. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l753344833.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My body just isn't responding to the dietary changes and exercise. I'm almost 6 months away from my 40th birthday and my plan was to work on getting my body healthy before that day. <BR> <BR> However, my weight is just incr... Thu, 16 May 2013 09:27:33 EST Morning Mojo: You Must Fail... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354808 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1281398184.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I woke with a sense of failure. The 3 lbs that I lost, since joining Sparks, became 2 lbs. Alas, I not only didn't lose weight - I gained some of it back in a very short period. <BR> <BR> My mind was heavy as I stepped on the scale... and the number did it's ceremonial slap in the face. The display told me, once again, I'm failing. <BR> <BR> It's so much easier just to throw in the towel. <BR> <BR> It's so mu... Mon, 13 May 2013 08:08:21 EST Morning Mojo: Ugly Girls... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353864 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1949734280.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Enough said! Sun, 12 May 2013 09:41:02 EST Morning Mojo: I Declare! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352842 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l635966918.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's mind over matter. <BR> <BR> When you make a declaration over yourself, you are either speaking words of love or words of fear. It's your choice! <BR> <BR> Make a declaration today that you will overcome every obstacle that stands in your way. <BR> <BR> You can do it! I have faith in you! Sat, 11 May 2013 08:19:28 EST Morning Mojo: A Healthy Dose of Self Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350661 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1399657890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today: Get over yourself! <BR> <BR> There is nothing wrong with you except your thoughts. You're brain is holding you back - telling you how much you lack in strength. Everything you need, you already have. <BR> <BR> Stop looking outside of yourself and start to realize the truth... <BR> <BR> You can do all things! You are enough! You can do this! Thu, 9 May 2013 07:50:56 EST