XANADUREALM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=XANADUREALM XANADUREALM'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/ Focus on your goals ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416317 Focus on your goals <BR> <BR> Calm your mind. Quiet all of the distractions surrounding you. Concentrate on the one task at hand. In the moment of need, silence your brain and allow yourself to stay focused. Save your worries about tomorrow and guilt over yesterday's failures for another time. Maybe you need to meditate, pray, or simply spend a few moments quietly gathering yourself before tackling a project. <BR> <BR> Concentration is the ability to think of absolutely nothing when it is a... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:16:51 EST Explore. Dream. Discover... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411253 Explore. Dream. Discover. <BR> <BR> The green of all the fields is mine; <BR> The stars, the night, the wind at play, <BR> A peaceful heart, while quietly <BR> I go my way. <BR> <BR> Max Ehrmann <BR> 1872-1945 <BR> <BR> Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. <BR> <BR> - Mark Twain, American writ... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:55:22 EST Another Chance ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404838 Another Chance <BR> <BR> How often we wish for another <BR> chance to make a fresh beginning. <BR> <BR> A chance to blot out our mistakes <BR> And change failure into winning. <BR> <BR> It does not take a new day <BR> To make a brand new start, <BR> It only takes a deep desire <BR> To try with all our heart. <BR> <BR> To live a little better <BR> And to always be forgiving <BR> And to add a little sunshine <BR> To the world in which we're living. <BR> <BR> So never give up in despair <BR... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:03:45 EST Remember the 'Healthy' with the 'To-Go' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388664 Portable Snacking Tips and Ideas ...Remember the 'Healthy' with the 'To-Go' <BR> -- By Laura Bofinger, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> * Celery sticks with peanut butter and several raisins on top <BR> * Rice cakes with peanut butter (good for getting a protein punch) <BR> * Low-fat cheese cubes <BR> * Hardboiled eggs <BR> * Deviled egg (wrapped in plastic wrap) <BR> * Fruit yogurt cup (add in some fresh fruits or nuts for a boost <BR> * Trail mix <BR> * Nuts or nut mix (stick to just a handful) <BR>... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:18:57 EST Making the most of every day and every hour ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375303 Making the most of every day and every hour <BR> <BR> I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs, essayist and naturalist <BR> <BR> Before you plan another day/week/month/year, write this thought at the top of the paper: " I Cannot Do Everything. " <BR> <BR> Life becomes easier when you accept the fact that you will never be able to do everything you wa... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 06:56:46 EST So hold your head up girl and you'll go far, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366386 So hold your head up girl and you'll go far, <BR> <BR> To quote Lady Gaga: <BR> <BR> “There's nothin wrong with lovin who you are" <BR> She said, "'cause He made you perfect, babe" <BR> "So hold your head up girl and you'll go far, <BR> Listen to me when I say" <BR> I'm beautiful in my way <BR> 'Cause God makes no mistakes <BR> I'm on the right track baby <BR> I was born this way <BR> Don't hide yourself in regret <BR> Just love yourself and you're set <BR> I'm on the right track baby <BR> ... Fri, 24 May 2013 06:44:02 EST Get an Exercise Buddy - Exercising With Your Pet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351703 Get an Exercise Buddy - Exercising With Your Pet! <BR> <BR> A Pet's Love <BR> <BR> A companion, a pal, A very best friend. <BR> Someone to trust, To love 'til the end. <BR> <BR> Someone to trust, When feeling blue. <BR> Always a smile, T'always greet you. <BR> <BR> Always a smile, To dry up your tears. <BR> A person to be there, To quiet your fears. <BR> <BR> A person to be there, When lonely or sad. <BR> Loving regardless, If hating or mad. <BR> <BR> Loving regardless, If caring or cru... Fri, 10 May 2013 06:15:38 EST Goals and dreams are not achieved overnight ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344001 Often we forget that goals and dreams are not achieved overnight, but rather in a series of small steps. Progress towards your goals should also be counted as victorious! Stop looking at the end result to bring you the greatest joy. Instead, celebrate the ways in which your life is gravitating towards that desired result. Nothing is guaranteed in life, so make the most of each day and persevere. Remember that the small things in life build up to the bigger ones. <BR> Fri, 3 May 2013 06:58:23 EST Great veggies and fruits to try... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333705 Here's a list of some great veggies and fruits to try under each color category (from Cooking Light's July '07 issue):: <BR> <BR> Red (contains lycopene): <BR> Veggies: Tomatoes, beets, radishes, rhubarb, radicchio, red bell peppers <BR> Fruits: cherries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, pink grapefruit, red pears, apples grapes <BR> <BR> Orange/Yellow (contains beta-carotine, vitamin C) <BR> Veggies: yello beets, butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yellow bell peppers, yellow... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:44:45 EST Easy ways to add Exercise to your daily routine: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322544 Easy ways to add Exercise to your daily routine: <BR> <BR> * Going shopping? Park the car under a light at the outer edges of the Mall parking! <BR> * Ride the bus! Then get on or off the bus several blocks away from your destination. <BR> * If you work in an office building then take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. <BR> * During Coffee Breaks take fitness breaks! Walk, stretch or do some office exercises. <BR> * On nice days get outside! Do some leaf raking, prune the shrub... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:27:19 EST Five ingredients that not only add flavor to your favorite dishes but can help in your battle agains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296912 Five ingredients that not only add flavor to your favorite dishes but can help in your battle against the bulge. <BR> <BR> Cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, mustard seed and ginger. <BR> <BR> The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook. ~Andy Rooney <BR> <BR> Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! ~Author Unknown <BR> <BR> Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to ... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:58:03 EST A beginning must be made, And the place to begin is with and in yourself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288488 A beginning must be made, And the place to begin is with and in yourself. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is an older version of Maxx Erhman's famous poem, "Desiderada". <BR> Desiderada II <BR> <BR> In whatever religion you have been taught, <BR> however you have been brought up, <BR> and however you have understood your teachers... <BR> On these levels you will understand and grasp this message. <BR> <BR> It is not enough that this message be believed. <BR> It is a message to be lived. <BR> <BR> Th... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 07:13:59 EST Love is ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272136 Love is .... <BR> <BR> Love is... a comic strip created by New Zealand artist Kim Grove in the late 1960s, later to be produced by Stefano Casali. The strip is syndicated worldwide by Tribune Media Services. <BR> <BR> Love Is... (the title includes the ellipsis mark), began as a series of little love notes that Kim Grove drew for her future husband, Roberto Casali. The strip was first syndicated in 1970 and one of her most famous drawings, "Love Is...being able to say you are sorry", publis... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 06:03:43 EST Here are some ways to start small.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251224 Here are some ways to start small. Choose one of these goals and see how long you can do it every day *: <BR> <BR> * Get up early and forget using the snooze alarm <BR> * Drink 8 glasses of water everyday <BR> * Eat two green veggies <BR> * Write in a journal especially about what you are learning <BR> * Take a walk; walk to a friends house <BR> * Put up motivating pictures; <BR> * Gather motivating music, then dance to it while you work around the house <BR> * Tell a friend about weight los... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:00:47 EST The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239694 The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.... <BR> <BR> People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. <BR> If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. <BR> If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. <BR> If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. <BR> The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. <BR> Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 05:26:39 EST Get an Exercise Buddy - Exercise With Your Pet ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220115 Get an Exercise Buddy - Exercise With Your Pet <BR> <BR> Stand for something or fall for anything.- Anonymous <BR> Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions. They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes.- Unknown <BR> <BR> Have you heard about the new dog cross-breeds? <BR> They crossed a Bloodhound and a Labrador. The new breed is a Blabador, a dog that barks incessantly. <BR> <BR> They crossed a Collie and a Lhasa Apso. The new breed is a Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy transport. <B... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:34:48 EST Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions. ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211254 Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions. ... <BR> <BR> Stand for something or fall for anything.- Anonymous <BR> Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions. They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes.- Unknown <BR> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:35:58 EST The 10 Most Powerful 2-Letter Words .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198262 The 10 Most Powerful 2-Letter Words .... <BR> <BR> If it is to be, <BR> It is up to me! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:48:21 EST The Road to Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178490 The Road to Success <BR> <BR> The road to success is not straight <BR> There is a curve called failure <BR> A loop called confusion <BR> Speed bumps called friends <BR> Red lights called enemies <BR> Caution lights called family <BR> you'll have flats called jobs <BR> But if you have determination <BR> An engine called perseverance <BR> Insurance called faith <BR> A driver called GOD <BR> You'll make it to a place called SUCCESS! <BR> <BR> Author unknown Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:01:54 EST It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174941 It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter.... <BR> <BR> Christmas is for love. It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for reuniting with family and friends, for tinsel and brightly decorated packages. But mostly, Christmas is for love. I had not believed this until a small elf-like student with wide-eyed innocent eyes and soft rosy cheeks gave me a wondrous gift one Christmas. <BR> <BR> Mark was an 11 year old orphan who lived with his aunt, a bitter middle aged woma... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:49:50 EST Enjoy the Journey to your goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169780 Enjoy the Journey to your goal! <BR> <BR> Here are some ways to start small. Choose one of these goals and see how long you can do it every day *: <BR> <BR> * Get up early and forget using the snooze alarm <BR> * Drink 8 glasses of water everyday <BR> * Eat two green veggies <BR> * Write in a journal especially about what you are learning <BR> * Take a walk; walk to a friends house <BR> * Put up motivating pictures; skinny people or something you would like to buy when you lose the weight <... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:56:53 EST How do you know when it becomes a Lifestyle Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158939 How do you know when it becomes a Lifestyle Change <BR> <BR> Mandy626 posted this comment: When you stop thinking about how long you are dieting for, or how much more time until you start eating normally again. When you accept that this is a new normal and you stop feeling deprived. <BR> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 06:59:00 EST Heal the past. Live the present. Dream the future. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148586 Heal the past. Live the present. Dream the future. <BR> <BR> <BR> A light supper, a good night's sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man, who, by indigestion, a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved a coward. <BR> - Lord Chesterfield, diplomat <BR> <BR> There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. - Albert Einstein, physicist <BR> <BR> Think about the miracles of nature right outs... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:41:14 EST There are only two ways to live your life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138550 There are only two ways to live your life. <BR> <BR> There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. - Albert Einstein, physicist <BR> <BR> Think about the miracles of nature right outside your window. Think about how amazing it is that you're even here to see it. <BR> <BR> A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight. - V. Borge <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 16:52:04 EST Some simple substitutions for cooking ingredients ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131192 Some simple substitutions for cooking ingredients <BR> <BR> It is easy to modify some of your favorite recipes by using the substitutions listed below--no one will even notice the difference! <BR> <BR> Instead of... Try... <BR> 1/2 cup oil - 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/4 cup canola oil or butter <BR> 1 egg - 1/4 flax, vinegar or lemon juice <BR> 1 cup chocolate chips - 1/2 cup chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit, or nuts <BR> Frosting - Sliced fresh fruit with dusting of powdered sugar <BR> Sou... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:09:23 EST The true measure of an individual is ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123741 The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good. Ann Landers <BR> <BR> I have always tried to help someone who needed help. I never expect them to repay me for the good things that I have done for them. I feel what I have done is repayment for a kindness others have done for me. <BR> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 15:29:39 EST Enjoy the Journey to your goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114792 Enjoy the Journey to your goal! <BR> <BR> Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street. - Grant L. Miller, motivational guru <BR> No matter what your goal is, instead of waiting to celebrate enjoy today's small victories and take advantage of your improved health now... <BR> <BR> The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. - George Bernard Shaw, p... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 15:43:13 EST Magic happens when you combine things in unexpected ways. ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106182 Magic happens when you combine things in unexpected ways. ... <BR> <BR> <BR> Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog, adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, lizard's leg, and owlet's wing. For a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble. - Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth <BR> <BR> Magic happens when you combine things in unexpected ways. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 16:02:11 EST Just a little fun .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095444 Just a little fun .... <BR> <BR> What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path, amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night! With what wistful look did he eye every trembling ray of light streaming across the waste fields from some distant window! How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with snow, which, like a sheeted specter, beset his very path! How often did he shrink with curdling awe at the sound of his own steps on the frosty crust beneath his feet; and dread to look ov... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:28:15 EST Believe in yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088623 Believe in yourself! <BR> <BR> Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it. Wayne Dyer <BR> <BR> The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up. - John Maxwell, author and public speaker <BR> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 05:39:52 EST Go Green with Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078654 Go Green with Veggies <BR> <BR> Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson <BR> <BR> Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. ~Fran Lebowitz <BR> <BR> I don't think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing. Until then we're stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians. ~Pat McNelis <BR> <BR> Chili represents your three stages of ... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:35:20 EST Imagination is the true magic carpet.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068721 Imagination is the true magic carpet. <BR> <BR> It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship. <BR> <BR> It's always too early to quit. <BR> Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 06:40:44 EST Live Love Laugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063519 Live Love Laugh! <BR> <BR> There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. - Albert Einstein, physicist <BR> <BR> Think about the miracles of nature right outside your window. Think about how amazing it is that you're even here to see it. <BR> <BR> People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker <BR> <BR> The secret to staying ... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:55:22 EST You, too, can become great .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047357 You, too, can become great .... <BR> <BR> Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain, writer and satirist <BR> <BR> Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you. <BR> Wayne Dyer <BR> <BR> You, too, can become great .... Just do it! Thu, 6 Sep 2012 16:30:33 EST Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039055 Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink. That is the finest of suppers, I think; when I'm grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these.- Christopher Morley, author & journalist <BR> <BR> Remember the importance of an occasional childlike moment. If it tastes good, it must be good for you! Indulge in the experiences of your youth today in a healthy way! Put aside the chores... have a tea party or puppet show. Go run around the yard or swing on the swing set. You wi... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:18:06 EST Your pet needs exercise--just like you do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030732 Your pet needs exercise--just like you do! <BR> <BR> <BR> "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber <BR> <BR> "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant <BR> <BR> "My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet." ~ Edith Wharton <BR> <BR> "A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution." ~ Hazel Nicholson <BR> <BR> "The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals" ~ Anonymous <BR> <BR> "W... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 16:48:55 EST Heal the past. Live the present. Dream the future. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012997 Heal the past. Live the present. Dream the future. <BR> <BR> The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. <BR> - George Bernard Shaw, playwright Mon, 13 Aug 2012 05:37:40 EST Apple Cider Vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004491 It is claimed that apple cider vinegar is helpful in ailments such as constipation, headaches, arthritis, weak bones, indigestion, high cholesterol, diarrhea, eczema, sore eyes, chronic fatigue, mild food poisoning, hair loss, high blood pressure, obesity, along with a host of many other ailments. No wonder then many know apple cider vinegar as the "Wonder Drug". Tue, 7 Aug 2012 04:34:57 EST Get an Exercise Buddy - Exercising With Your Pet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5000348 Get an Exercise Buddy - Exercising With Your Pet! <BR> <BR> A Pet's Love <BR> <BR> A companion, a pal, A very best friend. <BR> Someone to trust, To love 'til the end. <BR> <BR> Someone to trust, When feeling blue. <BR> Always a smile, T'always greet you. <BR> <BR> Always a smile, To dry up your tears. <BR> A person to be there, To quiet your fears. <BR> <BR> A person to be there, When lonely or sad. <BR> Loving regardless, If hating or mad. <BR> <BR> Loving regardless, If caring or cru... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 05:15:51 EST The Miracle Of Friendship http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990341 Let's give the Gift of Happiness! <BR> <BR> The Miracle Of Friendship <BR> <BR> There is a miracle called Friendship that dwells within the heart <BR> and you don't know how it happens or when it even starts. <BR> <BR> But the happiness it brings you always gives a special lift <BR> and you realize that Friendship is God's most precious gift. <BR> - Jean Kyler McManus <BR> <BR> Your talent is God's gift to you. <BR> What you do with it is your gift back to God. <BR> <BR> - Leo Buscaglia ... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:44:02 EST Live Love Laugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977213 Live Love Laugh! <BR> <BR> There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. - Albert Einstein, physicist <BR> <BR> Think about the miracles of nature right outside your window. Think about how amazing it is that you're even here to see it. <BR> <BR> People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker <BR> <BR> The secret to staying ... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 05:54:10 EST 10 Strategies for Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968174 Are you creating your own life? <BR> <BR> 10 Strategies for Success <BR> 1. Start Gradually - Don't expect Miracles. Take is slowly. Learn all you can about your diet. Maybe you will lose 1 or 2lbs. Taking small bites and chewing slowly is a great place to start. <BR> 2. Put It In Writing - When you write it down it sticks with you. Just start with a few goals. Your Sparkpeople blog can help or use the private journal function. <BR> 3. Focus On Everyday Habits - What you do each and every da... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 05:34:35 EST Rainbow of Colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952997 Here's a list of some great veggies and fruits to try under each color category: <BR> <BR> Red (contains lycopene): <BR> Veggies: Tomatoes, beets, radishes, rhubarb, radicchio, red bell peppers <BR> Fruits: cherries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, pink grapefruit, red pears, apples grapes <BR> <BR> Orange/Yellow (contains beta-carotine, vitamin C) <BR> Veggies: yello beets, butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yellow bell peppers, yellow squash, yellow tomatoes <BR> Fruits: o... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 04:42:00 EST Are you creating your own life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4942648 Are you creating your own life? <BR> <BR> 10 Strategies for Success <BR> <BR> 1. Start Gradually - Don't expect Miracles. Take is slowly. Learn all you can about your diet. Maybe you will lose 1 or 2lbs. Taking small bites and chewing slowly is a great place to start. <BR> 2. Put It In Writing - When you write it down it sticks with you. Just start with a few goals. Your Sparkpeople blog can help or use the private journal function. <BR> 3. Focus On Everyday Habits - What you do each and ev... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 05:05:45 EST Fresh Veggie Everywhere... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939108 Our garden has outdone itself this year. Lots of Rainbow colors and good eating. <BR> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:26:41 EST Doing what you love ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930985 Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are. <BR> Wayne Dyer <BR> <BR> Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. <BR> Wayne Dyer Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:31:27 EST Explore. Dream. Discover. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914182 The green of all the fields is mine; <BR> The stars, the night, the wind at play, <BR> A peaceful heart, while quietly <BR> I go my way. <BR> <BR> Max Ehrmann <BR> 1872-1945 <BR> <BR> Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.- Mark Twain, American writer Wed, 6 Jun 2012 05:02:22 EST Rainbow of Colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908346 Here's a list of some great veggies and fruits to try under each color category: <BR> <BR> Red (contains lycopene): <BR> Veggies: Tomatoes, beets, radishes, rhubarb, radicchio, red bell peppers <BR> Fruits: cherries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, pink grapefruit, red pears, apples grapes <BR> <BR> Orange/Yellow (contains beta-carotine, vitamin C) <BR> Veggies: yello beets, butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yellow bell peppers, yellow squash, yellow tomatoes <BR> Fruits: o... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 05:56:18 EST The Road to Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893292 The Road to Success <BR> <BR> The road to success is not straight <BR> There is a curve called failure <BR> A loop called confusion <BR> Speed bumps called friends <BR> Red lights called enemies <BR> Caution lights called family <BR> you'll have flats called jobs <BR> But if you have determination <BR> An engine called perseverance <BR> Insurance called faith <BR> A driver called GOD <BR> You'll make it to a place called SUCCESS! <BR> <BR> Author unknown Tue, 22 May 2012 16:52:44 EST Live Love Laugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887622 Live Love Laugh! <BR> <BR> There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. - Albert Einstein, physicist <BR> <BR> Think about the miracles of nature right outside your window. Think about how amazing it is that you're even here to see it. <BR> <BR> People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker <BR> <BR> The secret to staying ... Fri, 18 May 2012 17:28:17 EST