Simplicity. What has worked before... WILL work again!
When I first began to SPARK my life, there were three things I did every day, no matter what.
1. Used the Wii daily, at least 15 minutes. 2. Drank ONLY water(perhaps with a bit of lemon or lime in it) 3. Tracked EVERYTHING, e... Read more
Numerous Problems, But there is ALWAYS an option!
Have had to really have a good talk with myself.
I discovered that laziness/don't care is a major attitude lately. I've felt so pushed down, pressured, and "expected to be perfect" that I have said the heck with it all... I reached a real wal... Read more
Self Talk.... begin to live from your heart!
The past 20 days have been tough for me! I KNOW what works for me. I allowed myself to get off track, and it is twice as hard for me to get back into my routines and good habits. Fortunately, I laid a good foundation when I joined SP a year ago,... Read more
Choose to make it!!!
I need to just keep reading these positive re-enforcements everyday. Even though my mind and body are not in the place they should be, I will get there if I keep filling my mind with "healthy stuff" and my body with "healthy stuff". So the mind ... Read more
One day at a time, moment by moment....
Small efforts that are repeated are far more powerful than big efforts that are made just once and then abandoned. Instead of hoping for a chance to make a big impact, take advantage of each opportunity you have to make a sm... Read more
It has been a struggle...
The past week has been a struggle. A real mind game. I do well all day, then the evening comes, and I eat. There is something going on that either I do not want to face, or am anticipating. I will figure it out. Being honest with myself will sho... Read more
Sometimes you just have to admit you are human...
I decided I would watch the debate last night. I gathered my planned goodies to have and settled in. No comment on debate.
But I learned something interesting about myself... I never thought of my self as an emotional eater. Until now. I was ... Read more
Week One of New SparkYear
This first week of really getting back into my SparkRoutines has had moments of victory, and frustration. Thought Ralph Marston has a great point here:
Work Through The Frustration
When you feel frustrated, what you’re feeling is your ... Read more
Well, it's here... The last day of my first year of SPARKing!
I'm finally to the day that ends my 1st year of Sparking, and while I do not lose weight every week, and I gain and lose, I am making steady progress with the scale going downward. Life happens, and every day is a new challenge.
The great th... Read more
Life is all about change...
Conditions change all the time. What you could depend on yesterday, might very well be gone today.
What once worked so well for you, will eventually fail to bring the results you seek. So when conditions change, you... Read more
Wise Words... Slow Down!
Life is not a race. It is a journey.
Getting someplace first, before anyone else, has very little real and lasting meaning. Seek instead to encourage others to come along, and you’ll find the journey much more fulfilling.
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You always have a choice...
Your Time To Choose
You can always live the life you choose. Because you can always choose, in each and every moment, how to be.
Sure, life in this world sends all sorts of seemingly random and often disturbing occurrences your way. ... Read more
Pushing Past My Difficulties
I've learned a few lessons the last few weeks.
1. I may be strong on the outside, but eventually the inside/body crumbles from the stress "adding" up over time.
The combo of illness(RAD and a bug), DH's health issues, and dealing with two ... Read more
Progress, not perfection! More wisdom from Mr. Marston....
Start making progress
The opportunities you have are too beautiful and too valuable for you to let them pass you by. Stop making excuses and start making progress.
What you imagine, you can begin. What you begin, you can finish.
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Not too good a week...
I've been knocked for a loop for the past few days. No exercise due to dizziness and unpredictable stomach issues. I have done my Wii Body Test each day anyway. I've made sure I have had enough fluids. I've not eaten a lot so as to not make stom... Read more