YO~YOLANDA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=YO%7EYOLANDA YO~YOLANDA'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/ This He-ah is a HALLAH OUT to All Y'all! Yup...You Too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445297 Hello to ALL of my Fellow and Sister BLCers (And Howdy to all you Non-BLCer's who were kind enough to just stop by.) <BR> <BR> By the way...If you do know me...Then you KNOW this could get long....Get your eye drops out...Grab some water...Sit for a minute... <BR> <BR> It has been a long while...and I sure do Miss chatting with EVERYONE! <BR> <BR> Quick Background for everyone, to get you familiar with my story. It helps for those who do not know me, and wonder who this Coo-Coo Lady is th... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 13:09:50 EST Petition for BLACK JACK HERO to Get FULL NICE POINTS~HONK if you AGREE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420004 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1135825711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I would like to Call upon THE BLC POWERS THAT BE and Ask...and I think I can speak for the Masses on this one...BLCer's Back Me Up if you Agree Please... <BR> <BR> There is one BLCer who stands out as a BLACK JACK HERO in my eye...and I am certain so many others! In Honor of her Sharing such an AWESOME tool with us...The BLACK JACK CALCULATOR (with link for those who have not seen it yet! SO COOL!) ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 17:09:24 EST SMART GOALS for 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381392 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l841700156.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Smart Goal! <BR> <BR> S - Specific -I will shed -12 pounds in 12 weeks by TRACKING my food and Fitness, and Monitoring My Progress. I will check in with me, each night, to be sure that I have Achieved at least 80% of my Goals, allowing 20% Wiggle Room. This means I do NOT have to be perfect. I just have to TRY...everyday. TRACKING is Key for me and the only way I will ever KNOW...Knowledge is POWER! <BR> <BR>... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 11:37:14 EST New to BLC22...This message is for YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372579 This morning did not go as planned...My SIL called to cancel going to the gym this morning. and invited me to come along shopping with her for her sons graduation goodies...What happened next surprised me...I declined...Weird because I don't mind that kind of shopping and spending time with my good friend...FUN...right...That is me...I like FUN...but then...what happened next...made me feel SO GOOD! I told you all this morning that I was going to the gym...and gonna make a record...3 days in ... Thu, 30 May 2013 12:55:05 EST Great News I want to share with All of You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268518 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l179011292.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well...Great News for US...Bad News for Krill... <BR> <BR> Okay...okay...okay...It's about Krill Oil...and really, this is NOT a commercial...It's just some really cool stuff I have JUST discovered, and I want to share with everyone else because I want you to have the same facts that I do. I am going to share a post I made on FB just a bit ago. Hot off the Presses!!! Well, It is Great News to Me anyway, and I j... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:12:27 EST LAST CALL FOR BLC20! Don't Miss out on this WONDERFUL Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027071 I recently retired from a WONDERFUL Challenge, which by the way, is still accepting members, if ya wanna check it out. I HIGHLY Recommend it! There have been many Success Stories that have come from our BLC Challenges. They run 12 weeks at a time and we are now entering ROUND 20!!! (That's over 5 years and Counting!) <BR> <BR> If you are looking for a little Guidance and MOTIVATION...Goal Setting in Personal AND TEAM Environments...If you wish to Encourage and Support Others...and then b... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:12:36 EST Yo Retiring Pt 2...Just 2 more minutes. =D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4936518 Just wanted to finish up my Thank you's. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:46:53 EST Yo Is RETIRING! Last BLC. I'm gonna miss you~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4936515 To All of our Wonderful BLCer's! I am retiring...This is my LAST ROUND. What a pleasure! Please see VLOG...if you make it to the end...You deserve a medal. =D <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:44:54 EST Yo Pie in Face TRUTH or DARE WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894948 This is on FaceBook...So I can not post a link...I tried to to post to youtube but not a valid format I guess...So you will have to go over to FaceBook if you want to see me getting a whipped cream pie to the face. You can try to copy this link into your browser...Good Luck! <BR> <BR> Please let me know you are from Spark if you need to become my friend. <BR> <BR> Yolanda Christain Tenny <BR> <BR> http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3373<BR>236493607&set=vb.1350139098&type=2&the<BR>ater Wed, 23 May 2012 17:02:59 EST Yo's TRUTHS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893803 We're in this AWESOME lil Challenge called The BLC and this week our Theme is TRUTH or DARE! So we put it out there...in our Challengers hands to offer up some TRUTH or DARES and the Admin (5 of us) would Answer these Truths and Dares. <BR> <BR> Here are some of the TRUTHS we were issued: <BR> <BR> What is the craziest thing you've ever done? <BR> <BR> This is Truth…Oh my Gawsh…here we go….I can't believe I am typing this....One night we had a Girls night out...and we went to a place that... Tue, 22 May 2012 22:56:35 EST Truth or Dare CAN-CAN 1st VLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893331 This is for all of our Wonderful BLCers who Dared Admin to get out of our Comfort Zone and do something FUN and Crazy! Tue, 22 May 2012 17:23:46 EST BLC19 PLAN OF ACTION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859479 What a Great Start to our Journeys...Making a Map...or a Plan of Action. <BR> <BR> By doing this one crucial step..We will always KNOW what we are Shooting for..What it is we are working Toward...and with this Plan of Action we will be able to stay one step ahead...by KNOWING what our intentions are, rather than guessing and hoping for the best. I invite you too, to sit down and figure out what YOUR Plan of Action is. <BR> <BR> I am going to Pirate this from one of our Wonderful BLC Team... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:36:38 EST HOW TO GET ABS FAST!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850726 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l76358470.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My gym had this link on their FB page and I thought you all might enjoy it too. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!! It is geared for men...but when has that ever stopped us?!?!?! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.active.com/fitness/Articles/4-Wa<BR>ys-to-Get-Abs-Fast.htm </link> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:19:56 EST Well, I DO Declare! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841804 Whoooooo! Whoooooo! I hope you can picture Molly Shannon going into her famous "SUPERTAR" moves. <em>334</em> youtube it. That is me right now!!!! Hehehehee... <BR> <BR> I gotta ask ya...Have you ever heard anyone ever say that Progress just takes too long...Why try, or maybe, I should say...Keep on Trying??? Have you, or anyone you know, ever fallen into a quagmire...where everything seems to be so slow, sludgy, sticky...and uncomfortable and so hard to get out of??? Have you ever j... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:24:20 EST I smell...SMOKE! and it's coming from BLC19!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834557 Whooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Let me just get that outta the way first...I am SO STOKED!!! My Spark is Lighting-up with a Fury...Whoooo! <BR> <BR> I have such an excitement inside me...a Feeling of GREAT THINGS To Come....A Feeling of Anticipation for what the next 12 Weeks will bring us. How much CHANGE can happen over 12 weeks??? A Great Deal my friend...especially if your Spark has Ignited into a BLAZING INFERNO with the help of others. <BR> <BR> I am so Fortunate to be a part of the B... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:19:32 EST I'm having a SPRING FLING... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807186 I see that got your attention!!! Hehehehee <BR> <BR> It is SPRING...and you know our thoughts turn to Spring Cleaning...I need to get rid of some clutter...and Freshen up my Environment...I am going to work on things around my home as well as in my Fitness and Nutrition. This challenge is not official...It's just me Challenging myself...and I would Certainly invite anyone along who would care to join me. I've even added points for Motivation...I was thinking this would be good to do over a... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:47:05 EST BLC17 NEWBIE REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432386 WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! <BR> <BR> It's Time!!! SIGN-UPS are NOW OPEN for a Limited Time so hurry and reserve your spot in BLC17 today by clicking on the link at the end of this message to Register for the BLC. <BR> <BR> We're so Excited to have you all Joining us in this, our 17th Round of the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE. <BR> <BR> We have LOT’s Planned so let’s get started! <BR> <BR> We will give you a Training period BEFORE we go into the official BLC Challenge so that you can take FULL ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:48:56 EST Day 3 in CHAOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4273790 Bunker Y... <BR> <BR> If you get this message...Please help the rest of the Groups rescue Mel for her Birthday. Something about Climbing to the Mountain Top. There is STRENGTH in Numbers so stick Together. Maybe TOGETHER we can Overcome this CHAOS...How funny that I have learned that as an acronym for <BR> <BR> Can't <BR> Have <BR> Anyone <BR> OVer <BR> <BR> Never has that been more true than now. <BR> <BR> Alone with my thoughts, with sounds of the tide calming my mind. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 23:27:38 EST Clue #2 just for you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4271317 I have been given strict instructions to share this Clue and no more trying to send messages between the lines...Or else! <BR> <BR> I wonder if anyone is even seeing these clues...I have no return messages in a bottle...Nothing. Is anyobody out there??? Hello??? <BR> <BR> I am told that Bunker Y is Rockin' it out and doing AMAZING at working TOGETHER! I was told that someone even did "Yo"ga in my honor! Thank you! =D And that a new word had been added to the English Language..."Y~anite... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 22:44:14 EST CLUE #1 Has been issued!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4268710 Here I sit inside my room. Weighting to be rescued and not exumed. <BR> <BR> Please go to my page for Clue #1...I hope you find me soon, or my time may be done. <BR> <BR> Captain CHAOS has been making her waves...She'd sooner see me captured than sent to my grave. <BR> <BR> I will have to stay and comply by her rules, (What Rules) til I am resuced by you all and she's played the fool. <BR> <BR> Please give it your all and my life may be spared...cuz our BLCers Passion can not be co... Tue, 31 May 2011 22:55:48 EST Hi-elp~Hi-elp...I'm being held Captive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4267761 Anybody out there??? Hello??? Anyone??? <BR> <BR> I've only got a minute...She could return anytime! CAPTAIN CHAOS is at it Again! I've been Taken! <BR> <BR> Are there any BLCers out there to Rescue me??? <BR> <BR> Send HELP! <BR> Tue, 31 May 2011 14:58:46 EST Join our BLC Mailing List! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4238704 Are you or someone you know interested in Joining our BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE? Then have I got News for you! You can now Join our MAILING LIST and be among the first to Know when Updates are Available and more inportantly when Sign-Ups will open for the next Round. Since this Challenge has limited spaces avaialble...you will have the Advantage! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l547960983.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This Team is for INFORMATIONAL Purposes ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE NEW ... Tue, 17 May 2011 12:43:09 EST Any BLCers in NE OHIO/Surrounding Areas interested in Meeting Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4176852 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l109569639.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am guagung Interest at this point... <BR> <BR> Checking to see who might be interested in Meeting for a Walk/Hike (or bike ride) in the Cleveland Metro-Parks...Probably somewhere near STRONGSVILLE/BEREA area. Then perhaps a light luncheon, where we all would bring a dish to pass. <BR> <BR> All are invited to join in the FUN! <BR> <BR> If you live in the Surrounding areas and would like to Road Trip, please c... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:05:34 EST BLC16 My NEW Plan of ACTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4147969 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l354751473.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's time for another Round of my favorite BLC Challenge. We are now going into our 16th Round! It is time to start over and begin with a New Plan of Action...I am writing it here so I can easily find it in the future when I might get a lil bit lost or start spinning my wheels...This will help me to Remain FOCUSED on what I want to Accomplish...My New Goals. <BR> <BR> In the next 12 Weeks I will see PROGRESS if ... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 21:35:40 EST BLC16 NEWBIE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4108003 BLC16 NEWBIE REGISTRATIONS AER NOW CLOSED Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:56:37 EST BLC16 REGISTRATIONS CLOSING SOON!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4101404 Spaces are filling up fast for this Incredible 12 Week Challenge...Secure your Spot TODAY before the chance has passed you by., Won't be long til the Team goes PRIVATE. <BR> <BR> Click to see if this Team is right for you. <BR> <BR> Remeber it's almost time for Tee's and Capri's! Will YOU be ready?!?!?! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=49555 </link> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:15:12 EST BLC16 NEWBIE SIGN-UPS NOW OPEN!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4096212 NOW OPEN ENROLLING TIL SPACES ARE FILLED. Won't be Long so Click on the link Now to see what it's all about. <BR> <BR> We are the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE in our 16th Round...More fondly referred to as the BLC16! <BR> <BR> We will Supply you the Tools to Help Keep Your FOCUS and Working toward Your Goals of Better Health and Wellness in 2011. <BR> <BR> This is a 12 Week Challenge Comprised of about 20 TEAMS, made up of approximately 25 Challengers per TEAM. <BR> <BR> We Recognize Our W... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:50:33 EST MAP Challenge ~ Pirates v. Mocha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4066013 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l661788796.jpg"> <BR> <BR> M- Meal planning: Plan your meals for the day BEFOREHAND 5 pts. Stick to the plan + 5 more pts. <BR> <BR> A- ACTIVITY: MOVE! 5 pts for 30 min of fitness. + 5 MORE points for another 30. <BR> <BR> P- PUSH: Push yourself in an area you are struggling with. Drink more water or Do more strength training or track each calorie. YOU CHOOSE. 5 pts <BR> <BR> Max points per day 25, 100 pts for the challenge. <BR> <BR... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 12:10:10 EST BLC15 BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE NOW OPEN ENROLLING! Join Us~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3837047 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l835506456.jpg">NOW OPEN ENROLLING TIL SPACES ARE FILLED. Won't be Long til spaces are filled, so ask us How you Can Join TODAY! <BR> <BR> We are the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE in our 15th Round...More fondly referred to as the BLC15! <BR> <BR> We will Supply you the Tools to Help Keep Your FOCUS and Working toward Your Goals of Better Health and Wellness in 2011. <BR> <BR> This is a 12 Week Challenge Comprised of about 20 TEAMS, made up o... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 21:06:39 EST Ideas to help you Find YOUR MOTIVATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3675699 Ideas to Help YOU Find MOTIVATION: <BR> <BR> What do you do if your Giddy-up, Just Got up and Went? <BR> What do you do when your Spark is Flickering and just about to Blow out??? <BR> <BR> You get back to basics! <BR> <BR> Determine: <BR> <BR> WHY You are on this Journey (be honest, don't try to fool yourself...Write from your heart, Nobody else has to see this if you don't want them to...This is for YOU) <BR> <BR> WHAT Your Goals are...WHAT you would like to Accomplish. (be Specific ... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 00:09:37 EST The POWER of Blogging/Journaling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3611457 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l78253421.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow! Do you realize how EMPOWERING it is to get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper (or monitor) =D Here is an example of some words I wrote a while back...I just happened to be cleaning my basement and came across some of my old thoughts...When I re-read them I felt Reviatalized...Refocused...Renewed with Enrgey and Determination! Motivated to Not go back there again...Thank Goodness I wrote how I was ... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 12:01:52 EST My WEAKEnd Eating Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3298553 Our SIlver Spies Team has got our wheels turnin' again...Those Cappies are doing a FANTASTIC Job at helping us be ProActive! <BR> <BR> Our Assignment...Should we Choose To Accept... <BR> <BR> BLOG about our WEAKEnd Eating Plan... <BR> <BR> I am usually not anywhere near this prepared in advance...Let's see how this goes. <BR> <BR> I will Edit as the Weakend Progresses~ <BR> <BR> Friday: <BR> Breakfast: Peanut Butter on Whole WheatToast <BR> Lunch: Lean Quisine Shrimp Alfredo <BR> Dinner... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 22:37:59 EST What have I done? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3222308 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l438255545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let me First start by saying THANK YOU...again...To my Wonderful And Supportive Community of Spark Friends who lift me up and help me through when I am stumbeling... <BR> <BR> I am writing this in a Blog for a few reasons... <BR> <BR> 1. I am hoping to get the words outta my head so I can find peace. <BR> <BR> 2. I am sure it is going to be long (and theraputic). Too many words and thoughts for a regualr post.... Wed, 12 May 2010 13:04:53 EST Now, here's the plan...Seeeee.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2951108 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l525753069.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Alright...I've had some GREAT conversations with Many in my Wonderful Support Network about My Plan Of ACTION. Thank you to so many for helping me think things through... <BR> <BR> Whoops...To be Continued...I've run out of Spark time tonight. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 23:23:13 EST I'd better Walk the Walk if I'm Gonna Talk the Talk... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2932549 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/4/l943347580.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had certainly better make the time to BLOG about my Journey and my plan...This is a part of a Challenge in the BLC...and I have been pushing it to Everyone to have a Plan and to Refelct upon your Progress...Am I not just as much in need of a plan as the next? Of course I am...So now lets see where this mind will take me...My Map To Progress...Straight Ahead. <BR> <BR> Well...To see where I am going to go...I think... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:43:58 EST I wanna Make 40 Look Goood and I THINK I have a plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2820501 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/4/b349895543.jpg">I am happy to report I had a Good Yesterday...Weekends are usually hard for me if I get together with friends...Party Food and Festive Drinks...You know how a couple a you gals say alcohol puts you down the next day...ink, wink...Well if I indulge it puts me up. My scale goes up instantly I am certain. =D So No entertaining yesterday...my son has been sick, so we are keeping our germs to ourselves... <BR> <BR> I have stayed on m... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:27:59 EST Psssst...The scale doesn't alweighs tell the Whole Truth...Pass it on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2569572 Ya know...I made this as a post but I really thought it might speak to Many so I thought...Why not make it a BLOG too?!?!? <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Collectively Speaking...Ya know what...As far as our scales are concerned...Which by the weigh is NOT the only Validation of our Progress...We may only be down a few pounds or even Maintained...Heck...some might even have a gain...But please Listen to this... <BR> <BR> WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS!!!! WE ARE STILL HERE and WE ARE S... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:59:27 EST My THANKFUL List for November!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2551514 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/2/b224865276.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am THANKFUL for: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Wonderful BLC captains who help reach more Challengers than any of us ever could alone. What a GREAT TEAM! <BR> <BR> 2. The Wonderful Insights of so many to help Broaden my perspective. <BR> <BR> 3. The Internet...So that I can be in Contact with this Wonderful Community of Encouragment and Support. <BR> <BR> 4. Heppme, Who crunches the numbers for us week after week (in th... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:18:13 EST It's November 1st...What's Your Plan of Action? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2525944 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/3/b734578458.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yikes!!!!! <BR> <BR> Did you find yourself saying that Today once you realized Halloween was over and Now Thanksgiving is Upon us...Then Christmas...then New Years...add All of the Shopping and Baking...and Parties...Oh My! <BR> <BR> So...What we need here...Is a Plan of Action! We need to Determine HOW we are going to Navigate the Mine Fields of Distraction and Temptaion. Afterall...You and I have bee... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 22:07:31 EST It's Week 3 in the BLC and PROGRESS is Mine~Yippy!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2442084 I just LOVE being a part of a TEAM...I gain so much Motivation and Inspiration to try harder...I find Endless Amounts of Encouragment and Support! In times when I might have given in to Tempatation or Skipped that workout...I simply Think about my TEAM and I draw an Amazing Enrgy and a Renewed Determination...that Yes I CAN and Yes I WILL!!! I suddenly have the Power of Jillian Micheals herself...to kick my own butt or to pass up on the indulgences...well not all indulgences but more than n... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 17:57:42 EST I think it's time to BLOG again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2431682 Geeze Oh man has it been a while, since My last BLOG...I spend so much time posting that I forget to log some personal entries for myself... <BR> <BR> So I think it is time to stop and take inventory... <BR> <BR> I have learned a few things in these last few months. <BR> <BR> 1) Not to be so judgemental toward myself. <BR> <BR> I have many kind words for many Wonderful (yet faceless) people that I have never met...All to often times I would be so harsh on myself and yet so Gracious to... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 23:45:01 EST Top 10 Reasons Why I LOVE being A Pirate So far! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2057170 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/3/b631023683.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 1. I have already lost 4 Pounds!!!! 2 Pounds my first week and 2 pounds my 2nd week...Talk about CONSISTENT huh?!?! <BR> <BR> 2. My Scale has only gone Up, Up, Up for the last couple of rounds, so it has been Fantastic, Incredible, Empowering to see it go Down, Down, Down! <BR> <BR> 3. I have found I have so much in common with these Gals...They are Funny and Forgiving...Inspiring and Supportive. <BR> <BR> 4.My Pir... Tue, 12 May 2009 21:50:29 EST 10 Accomplishments I have made in my Life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1758047 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/4/b84728511.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Pirate Captain has Thrown Down a Challenge and asked us to Share 10 Things we have Accomplished in our Lives...These are my 10. These are in no particular order. <BR> <BR> ~ When I was young, in the 10th Grade, I made one of my bravest Accomplishments of my Life...I was very shy (Believe it...It's true!) and I made Myself take Public Speaking to overcome my fear of Speaking and Being Seen and heard...Then I decid... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 23:40:25 EST A New Year...A New Begining...A New Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1641303 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/2/b327003189.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is a Good Day to start Anew...Make up some Goals and see them through... <BR> <BR> This year I will make Progress Happen...I will ride my wave of inspiration and Baby Step my way to SUCCESS. <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 20:58:47 EST It's TIME for CHANGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1634649 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/1/b114422112.jpg">How many times have I sat here and said...I'm gonna do this and I'm gonna do that and then I do it and then I stop doing it...Well...It's time to get back to me...I have to stop letting everything else in my day be more important than me. I know I can do it...I have done it before...I long for those nights when I go to bed resting my head on my pillow KNOWING that I made the very most of my day...I made healthy food choices...I ... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 22:46:37 EST Thank You Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1533346 WoW! How do you Thank so many warm and wonderful people...Today when I came to my Spark page...I found message after message from the most wonderful community of friends, wishing me a Happy Sparkaversary...My first thought is I may never be able to go through and thank each and every one...So I am going to give this message and hope the many will see it...As well, I will get to each and every post...It may take me a long while...but I will thank everyone for being so gracious and kind. You al... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 19:54:55 EST The Sugar Monster is Under My Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1469841 Thank you all for all of your care, concern, support, encouragment, and gentle beatings...It was just what I needed to come back to my senses...Back in control of me, myself, my emotions, and that Sugar Monster! I was feeling sad and slipping on a steep slope...And then you all came to my rescue. <BR> <BR> You all were there...Pushing me onward...Cheering me on...giving me Strength...Power...Determination...Energy.<BR>..Motivation...and Clarity!!!! <BR> <BR> I am happy to report back to ... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 19:23:07 EST The Sugar Monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1459863 I've been batteling the Sugar Monster recently...I am getting out of this mess starting right now. I think I have been feeling a bit sad because I have not been able to exercise for so long and my body is getting softer...softer than it has been in a very loooong time...I have been injuring myself so much over the last year and each time I get set back in my progress...Well, I think it all just caught up with me and I gave into my sugar cravings...I say cravings because once I gave in,...onl... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:49:26 EST Today was a Good Day to Wake-Up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1454577 This morning when I checked my messages, there was a special one from Spark people and they wanted me to fill out a questionnaire...So I sat and I pondered my words very carefully as there is a possability my words could perhaps go into publication...and I spelled everything out just so...and by the time I was finished with that questionnaire...I KNEW that I needed to get back into my Zone...I can do this...I HAVE done it before...It's not too late...I am finding my MOTIVATION again. I want ... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:50:03 EST History is NOT Destiny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1451490 History is NOT Destiny...Have you ever given that any thought before? So many times we think we are stuck being who we are becuase of where we came from and how we have lived...a product of our environment. We tend to put restrictions upon ourselves because that is the way it has always been. We must be this way because of our upbringing or because this is who we are, or have been told that we are...We do NOT have to be that person if we so choose. Our destiny is in our own hands. The on... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:10:51 EST