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Eating within my calorie range

Monday, September 29, 2014      8 comments

The longest I have eaten within my calorie range was for months when I first really started following the SparkPeople program this past February. Things are always very easy for me to follow when I first start. Now I would like to build more con... Read more


Wednesday, September 24, 2014      3 comments

Just saw this photo on "Art of Cloth" on Facebook. My thoughts about the photo were: "Live. Make mistakes. Enjoy life. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Go on." ... Read more

Accomplishments - Day 10

Tuesday, September 09, 2014      7 comments

1) Ate a healthy breakfast 2) Put in a full day at work (saw 3 clients) 3) Walked with Libby, my dog, for 33 minutes 3) Read chapter 2 in "The Action Principles" which suggested that I put together a To-Do list every day and prioritize it ... Read more

Accomplishments - Day 9

Sunday, September 07, 2014      7 comments

1) Ate a healthy breakfast 2) Walked my dog, Libby 3) Read Chapter 1 of "The Action Principles" by Bill Fitzpatrick which was on Setting Goals 4) Wrote several goals out on a sheet of paper and started listing out steps to reach each goal ... Read more

Long term goals

Tuesday, August 26, 2014      12 comments

1. Sign a rent to own contract to buy my home from my mom (December 2014) 2. Graduate from Healthcare Documentation course (November 2014) 3. Pass National Massage exam (October 2014) 4. Weigh 145 pounds (January 2016) 5. Pay off student... Read more

Accomplishments - Day 8 - And Gratitude list

Monday, August 25, 2014      7 comments

1) I finished SparkCoach for the day 2) I finished my Fast Track goals - healthy breakfast, walk my dog, read from a motivating book, The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Scwhartz, Ph.D. 3) I answered the phone and got another client today ... Read more

What I have to be happy about

Monday, August 25, 2014      3 comments

Rather than boohooing over what has been stolen from me, I thought that I would put together a gratitude list. This list isn't in any particular order. 1) I have 6 beautiful kitties and one beautiful doggy in living with me in my home. 2)... Read more

Do you sometimes feel like a failure?

Saturday, August 23, 2014      8 comments

I just finished reading, "The Art of Glorious Failure," by Allison Vesterfelt.
/?s=failure I was reminded that in order to succeed, I must be willing to fail. Instead of letting my failures define me, I ... Read more

Why I'm excited to get up in the morning

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      8 comments

Today I read, "The angel disguised as a dog!" in the August 18th issue of Woman's World. At the bottom of the article, it talked about finding one's true calling. In the article, a dog, Ricochet was training to be a service dog, but she cha... Read more

Accomplishments I am proud of today - Day 7

Monday, August 18, 2014      5 comments

1) I got up at 4 a.m. and started going through boxes in my garage. 2) I fed my pets this morning 3) I ate lunch even though I didn't feel like it. From hope to do list from yesterday: #1 was #1 of what I wanted to get done yesterd... Read more

Accomplishments I am proud of today - Day 6

Sunday, August 17, 2014      7 comments

I am proud that I: 1) got up and fed my pets first thing this morning 2) cleaned out the litter boxes 3) had a healthy breakfast 4) walked my dog, Libby 5) met all of my Fast Track goals for today 6) tracked what I ate for breakfa... Read more

Excuse-busting self talk

Wednesday, August 13, 2014      4 comments

Today on SparkCoach, Spark Guy suggested blogging about an Excuse-busting self talk. I just finished work and am pretty wiped out so here is my list that I have come up with so far: Excuse - I'm tired. Buster - I will feel better and... Read more

Ways I would like to improve

Sunday, August 10, 2014      4 comments

Recently I have been noticing that I have been having lots of pain and swelling in the first joints of some of my fingers. I decided to look up the mental cause in a book that I have called "Permanent Healing" by Dr. Daniel R. Condron. I lo... Read more

Accomplishments I am proud of - Day 5

Sunday, August 10, 2014      5 comments

Looks like I took a break. I am going to continue where I left off. Today I am proud that I: * went shopping for healthy food for the week * followed the meal plan suggested by SparkPeople, pretty much * tracked my food * tracked... Read more

3 accomplishments - Day 4

Thursday, July 31, 2014      4 comments

I just realized, if I am going to keep up with the accomplishment blog, I should put what day I am on. Thus today's title. 3 accomplishments I am proud of today are: 1) I finished SparkCoach this morning. 2) I exercised for 10 min... Read more

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