Of shiny things
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
- Maurice Setter
"All that glitters is not gold"
There are more precious things in this world than those that 'glitter', yet the shine and worth are priceless - ... Read more
Side stepping naysayers
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
I really don't like being around negative... Read more
Take a hike
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights icon
Until recently I had learned to take a mind clearing, s... Read more
'Do or Do not'
There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between.
- Pat Riley, basketball coach
Staying committed has been SO hard this passed year and it shows in my appearance ... Read more
Fueling the journey
More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
True words, poor eating leads to the path of poor health. So many ills would not be IF we more closely guarded what was we put on ... Read more
The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future.
- Ziggy, cartoon foible
All we honestly have is this moment, the present - it is a gift that we should make the most of. That being said ... Read more
It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Hard lesson learned - easier not to let those who thrive on insulting, belittling others get close enough to fire for they are unworthy and to be ignor... Read more
Keep breathing, that is the key
If you know the art of breathing you have the strength, wisdom, and courage of ten tigers.
- Chinese adage
Breathing, just keep breathing equates to staying calm, staying focused, moving forward no matter the odds -... Read more
Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them.
- Frank Tyger
I make my own barriers by taking to heart and becoming hurt by the negatives of others - learning to ignore these folks is an on go... Read more
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.
This is my mother - the worring rocking queen, makes me nuts!!!
Also her constant worry tends to hav enegative effects on m... Read more
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.
- William Londen
Eat lightly = eat the GOOD stuff, eat simply; the rich heavily caloried foods are really l... Read more
Another day, another choice
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
- Wayne Dyer
Choosing wisely at the moment - dinner was a hit last night, no over eating , no high calorie cake to blow the day and we had an after dinner walk.... Read more
Choosing my course
From the beginning of stage 4:
"A healthy lifestyle is not an all-or-nothing proposition."
This is the point I had reached when I started Sparks last fall, all the other stages to reach this point have been beyond frustrating, I am frustr... Read more
Think and Move
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
- Steve Young
To be come who we should be requires commitment and perseverance... Read more
Same old song
He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.
- Samuel Johnson
What do I think?
Why can't I stay on track?
Where am I going - NO where is I don't get with it and stay!
Friday plans changed, the weather ... Read more
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