X_MONICA_X's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=X%5FMONICA%5FX X_MONICA_X'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/ I've gained back weight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799468 Over the past couple of weeks of "emotional eating," I've gained back weight. I feel terrible about it... but I will get back doing what's right for my health. This has put me back in the overweight mark. I worked hard to get to that borderline of being at a healthier weight. <BR> <BR> It's the first week, that's so tough to get through, and keeping consistent. I really have trouble keeping consistent with eating right (especially now because of PMS cravings) and doing the exercises. <B... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:03:15 EST Done with the old, in with the new... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794118 Letting go, new beginnings, and moving forward! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1579346330.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1293898535.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:59:25 EST Something to think about... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759294 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l690582212.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l884509242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l600830664.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l240412249.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:30:48 EST I like this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717560 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1585768601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Embrace our differences. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:22:20 EST I want to be back on the Fitness Roll of keeping consistent... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717559 I managed to do a workout eventhough I am so sleep deprived. Only 35 minutes on the Treadmill brisk walking. Better than doing none at all. I want to be back on the Fitness Roll of keeping consistent like the others on Spark. <BR> <BR> One day done, another day to go. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l770699968.jpg"> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:14:44 EST Would this bother you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716853 The next door neighbour's young kids climbing over your fence to get their balls they kick into your yard so often. Thinking it is fine to enter on to your property to claim their property and their parents thinking it is fine to do that. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What if something happens while they are climbing over the fence? Or in your yard and they get hurt? Are you liable to get sued? <BR> <BR> Personally, I don't like it. This means whenever you are gone.... these kids can come into you... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:30:10 EST Be careful clicking on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688442 I just got our computer back from getting it professionally cleaned for viruses, spyware, and malware. They told my husband to be careful of what you download and link too. He said clicking onto "Links" are especially more vulnerable for attacks. He said most likely our 23 viruses was from clicking on to "Links". <BR> <BR> Be careful of what LINKS you are clicking on. Make sure it is safe. And if you aren't sure... best to skip it. We thought we were safe searching but guess not. <BR> <B... Mon, 5 May 2014 22:11:51 EST Going on a natural cleanse for the Mind and Body... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678251 WEDNESDAY ONLY <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> <em>194</em> <em>550</em> <BR> <BR> GOING ON A NATURAL CLEANSE FOR THE MIND AND BODY! <BR> <BR> Drinking clean and keeping well hydrated <BR> Eating clean and keeping nourished <BR> <BR> MENU: <BR> <BR> Water <BR> Pure 100% Cranberry juice (unsweetened) <BR> Herbal Teas <BR> <BR> Fruits <BR> Vegetables Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:11:28 EST Try hard everyday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677786 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2034758276.jpg"> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:30:45 EST Food for thought... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677783 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l613655879.jpg"> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:29:25 EST Don't forget to be... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677520 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l480929357.jpg"> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:33:19 EST Found this on the net... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677514 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l884634298.jpg"> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:10:11 EST Rudeness is the weak person's... (quote) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677506 "Rudeness is the weak person's imitation of strength." ~ Unknown Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:53 EST I replied to a post about... Do you tell other people?(because of the reaction from some who have... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675761 I replied to a post about... Do you tell other people?(because of the reaction from some who have more to lose than 30-10 pounds.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My reply comments: <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> In the past... I told people I'm on a diet and was trying to lose weight. They would either laugh or roll their eyes and make a rude comment about it. So I shied away from it and kept it to myself. I would feel frustrated with the comments they would make. It was okay fo... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:22:44 EST Life's challenges are not supposed to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670531 "Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are." ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:06:08 EST ACCEPTANCE QUOTES... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670518 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424014544.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ACCEPTANCE QUOTES <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be." ~ Sonia Ricotti <BR> <BR> <BR> "I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go." ~ Sheng Yen <BR> <BR> <BR> "You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding." ~ Guy Finley <BR> <BR> <BR> "Getting over a painful experience is much like cr... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:30:59 EST Yoga for Arthritis... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667571 Does anyone have advice on what kind of Yoga exercises are best for Arthritis? Is there a good Dvd for home use? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks for any help! <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:33:15 EST Once you control your mind... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662252 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l109308127.jpg"> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:50:25 EST FEAR says... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662241 FEAR says... <BR> No you can't. <BR> DETERMINATION says... <BR> Yes you can. <BR> Results say... <BR> I told you so. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (Found on the internet) Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:30:25 EST The WEIGHT came back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657985 I've gained back the weight that I lost since I started on SparkPeople! My Doctor told me to eat MORE fat and so I did! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l260174552.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ate too many fat calories by taking advantage of the advice giving to me and didn't exercise enough and consistently to burn off those extra fat calories. I am paying the price for it and now have to start again. <BR> <BR> So I'm going to bump up my workouts and be stricter on wh... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:14:58 EST Please help... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652859 Is my TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) too High or too Low? Blood test results on my TSH says 4.8. <BR> <BR> My medical doctor says I am slightly Hypothyroid. My naturopathic doctor says I am a bit under the normal range which is 5.0. So he told me I am fine. The news article I was reading says the healthy/normal range of a TSH test result should be less than 2.5 well I am at 4.8 and that would be high. <BR> <BR> I don't know who to believe? <BR> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:34:09 EST Everyday Positive Thinking Quote for the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652672 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1692493332.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Reach for the feeling of well-being first, and everything will fall into place. Be selfish enough to follow your bliss, and you will tap in to the natural, pure, positive essence of you." <BR> <BR> by Abraham Hicks Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:51:38 EST Note to self: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646261 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1938466825.jpg"> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:18:30 EST Very disappointed in my Medical Doctor... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640723 I went to meet with my Naturopathic Doctor today for a full hour one on one with him. I showed him my lab tests results of my health update and he was shocked at the results. When he went through the whole test results with me and told me the seriousness of it... I told him my Medical Doctor didn't go over it thoroughly like he's doing. I went on to tell him that she told me my thyroid is slightly underactive (TSH 4.8) and may have traces of Rheumatoid Arthritis that should be looked at by a... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 19:13:03 EST SparkSupport and Friendships http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632033 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1464726175.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893020346.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you! <em>41</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:22:41 EST There comes a time in life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612418 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l808932158.jpg"> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 19:59:39 EST What you think you create... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609573 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l241280345.jpg"> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:12:30 EST Forget past mistakes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609570 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l187689435.jpg"> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:09:59 EST Going to miss you old girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601483 My cat would of turned 12 years old in June of this year. She passed away this morning. I miss her! She was a kind of cat that had conversations with you and loved lots of one on one attention. She was shy amongst others especially strangers. She would hide from them and if they were so lucky would of caught a glimse of her black fur scurrying by. The older she got the less anxious she was. I thought she would of lived a lot longer because she seemed so healthy and happy with us. Heart diseas... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:15:05 EST Daily Routine: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590248 DAILY ROUTINE: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1875060748.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Wake up. <BR> 2. BE AWESOME <BR> 3. Go to bed. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (Found this online) <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:30:31 EST What INSPIRES you to keep going... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583104 What INSPIRES you to keep going on this journey of weightloss and overall health no matter what is going on in your life? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Why I ask... I'm struggling to keep that spark going and I feel like quitting all together. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 14:34:33 EST To strengthen the muscles of your heart... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579576 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l45426018.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> To strengthen <BR> the muscles <BR> of your heart <BR> The best <BR> exercise <BR> is lifting <BR> someone else's <BR> SPIRIT <BR> whenever <BR> you can. <BR> <BR> <BR> by Dodinsky <BR> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 14:25:21 EST SparkPeople Quote for the last day of the 2013 year... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577094 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1331652773.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY 2014 NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! <BR> <BR> <em>408</em> <em>411</em> <em>283</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:14:19 EST Mindfulness Meditation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574571 Do you practice Mindfulness Meditation? If you do, any advice or books to read on how to practice Mindfulness Meditation for beginners? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l963519799.jpg"> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:00:52 EST MINDFULNESS... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574258 Do you practice "MINDFULNESS"? And if you do, where did you learn to be more mindful? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l762374336.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Any recommended articles or books to read on how to practice "Mindful Meditation"? Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:09:48 EST Merry Christmas! =D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571126 Wishing you all a very blessed and Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1686726165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mrs. Claus Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:57:51 EST After measuring my body fat percentage... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568725 After measuring my body fat percentage... I found out further that I am not meeting a realistic weight loss goal. I have changed my goal weight to a realistic one. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:23:07 EST LOL )))) made me smile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567618 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l377120338.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "So they bring a tree in the house and put all these shiny, dangling things on it, then freak out if I go near it ... This is why I drink." <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:07:33 EST Of all people to end up accidentally backing up into... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566926 What a day I had. Went to finish Christmas shopping at the busy mall and when I went to back out of the parking spot... I ended up backing into a car! Not just any car! It had to be an off duty R.C.M.P. (policeman). <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> No damage as I can see on his front bumper. But he still took down all my information just in case there is when he takes it in to get inspected. <BR> <BR> So glad and relieved I didn't break his bumper! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:41:06 EST You are all successful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564587 Everyone on SparkPeople are already a success! Thank you for sharing pieces of you and all that you do to keep others inspired, motivated and encouraged to achieve any tiny to a bigger goal! All that is shared really has helped me in so many ways. <BR> <BR> Thank you ALL for being YOU! Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:32:30 EST Drinking enough water each day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561654 I'm still struggling with getting enough water <em>194</em> in each day. I'm trying to drink 8 to 10 cups of water everyday. Sometimes I have accomplished this goal but most of the time I do not. I have always been the one to not consume enough liquids but never a problem eating enough foods LOL. <BR> <BR> Any great advice or tips to get a person to drink more water? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:43:08 EST Feeling positive and pumped! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556840 I'm feeling positive and pumped to have an awesome "SUCCESSFUL" day! I'm living in the moment and ready to get busy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1076946481.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> HERE I COME! SO WATCH OUT EGO! HERE I COME! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP ME NOW! Wed, 4 Dec 2013 13:22:39 EST ~ I'm a loser and I love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552243 I've lost 10 pound before I signed up to SparkPeople. But I have lost another 8 pounds since I have started on this site in mid September. So all together 18 pounds down! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>362</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:02:19 EST Another great inspiring quote from SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550879 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l221598554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople comments <BR> <BR> Every day, you make a choice to either tackle your goals or stay in the same place. Strive to make each small, healthy decision a good one--they will add up! Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:37:53 EST Empowering! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545595 I'm proud of myself for standing up to someone who has been ill towards me for a long time now. I finally had enough grief and anxiety over this person and again was treated disrespectfully and verbally abusively two weeks ago. This same person phoned me today and I did not answer it. I left the answering machine take it. Then, later on, she phones again. With present and old feelings from the far past welling up inside... I lose it! I am mad, frustrated, hurt and anxieties on high! This pers... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:13:16 EST This type of dessert is hard to say "no" too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545349 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1673548565.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just looking at this picture makes my mouth water! I couldn't just have one bite. This type of dessert I would weaken to its deliciousness and consume the whole piece and then some. I need to teach my brain to think differently when I come across something I "really" like. Because all my senses come in to play when I look at something like this... so I need to have that self control to refuse it in one look. Mayb... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:55:36 EST I've changed my mind on eating those chocolate Turtles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537731 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l871628475.jpg"> <BR> I've changed my mind on eating those chocolate Turtles! Instead... I'm going to burn off my "YUMMY" dinner that I just ate and skip that junk candy and do a 3-Mile Advanced Power Walk and Strechie band with instructed Leslie Sansone. SparkMembers do inspire me to do the right thing! I feel better about overcoming the thought of eating those crappy snacks. I remember how they make me feel after I've eaten them... GROSS! S... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:22:45 EST Family isn't always blood... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535997 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l104247263.jpg"> <BR> "Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you SMILE & who LOVE YOU no matter what." ~ Unknown Fri, 8 Nov 2013 17:10:20 EST OKAY "ME"... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535786 Okay "ME" you have taken a whole week off of not exercising! Just think about it... how many fitness minutes and how much stronger and better you would of been feeling by now if you did your scheduled workouts! STOP MAKING EXCUSES and GET THAT BUTT MOVIN'! Your housework and other small jobs aren't as important as "YOU" and your fitness and health! Make you come first before any work! Do it in the morning and do it with the attitude of determination of great mental strength that you aren't go... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 12:10:25 EST Honestly, I haven't been doing very well with keeping up with my... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534317 Honestly, I haven't been doing very well with keeping up with my fitness and healthy eating habits and drinking enough water since Saturday November 2nd. I allow stress and other things bother me to the point I'm back to old habits like eating emotionally. That's how I put that weight on from eating irrationally with my mood swings. When will I ever learn from the past to not go down that same route as before. I start out doing so well, then fall back, get back up, to fall back again. Up and ... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 21:29:17 EST