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From 2006 to 2016
I was off SparkPeople since 2013, and I am returned now. The site is so very different than when I first began, and it will take me some time to get used to it. I most likely will be using the tools on the smartphone I decide on, and in a way th... Read more
The Seventh Year Anniversary
I have noticed,that the biggest transformations in my Life have been unfolding and blooming over a period of seven years, and noticed that these began with the decision based on... Read more
Weaving in the Loose Threads
It has been some time since I blogged on here; my Life Cloth was both unraveling and being presented with new threads and possible changes in the warp and the woof and it was,... Read more
The Forgotten Garden
I am walking in a yard. At first, I'm not sure where it is, but as I move through it, drawn to overgrowth in the back, I realize it is my own and I havebeen unaware of that ... Read more
SUMMER BREAK Plan
My challenge focus is going to be on establishing an exercise routine that happens 4 x a week, and focuses on both cardio and ST and integrates well with my workweek and the type of work I do;
I have gotten my other areas where I want them an... Read more
SIXTH YEAR SPARKIVERSARY!!
This has been an unbelievable journey; six years ago, a childhood friend whom I have not seen for decades sent me an invitation to join SparkPeople, which I promptly looked at and fell in love with. It was exactly what I realized I needed having... Read more
BLC 19 Plans: not BLTs LOL!
I am going to do a progressive plan since I have been out of the really active exercising over the two rounds I sat out. I need to integrate them back in with the stretching and breathing exercises I learned and incorporated into my daily routin... Read more
Easing Back in, Re-Integrating!
I have been out of action IN here for some time, while I underwent cochlear implantation, rehab, adaptation, job search training, job hunting and now, I am working in a situation... Read more
FIFTH Year SPARKIVERSARY!!
Five years ago, early June, I joined SparkPeople; I have covered in my previous blogs many of the gifts I have received through that commitment. I am grateful for all of them, especially because what we will find as we go through Life, is that o... Read more
LIFESTYLE CHANGE, Summer 2011
What more can I say???????? Switch on date for the Cochlear Implant is JULY 13th! Right now, just healing from the implant done on June 6th.... Read more
But WEIGHT! There's MORE!
I talked about coming to realize the importance of body comp percentages as a stronger indicator of healthiness in Lifestyle Considerations, than just 'that number on the scale'. In discussing that, I mentioned that more muscle means higher meta... Read more
WEIGHT! The Real 'WAIT/CHANGE' Process!
I have been with Spark People for almost 5 years now, and I am still 20 lbs from goal. I am not 'worried' nor discouraged over this because in the process of this journey o... Read more
Day 4 Affirmation: The Nature of Love
from: FOOD For THOUGHT:
"Love is the best motivation. When we are plugged into our Higher Power, we are plugged into LOVE! It flows through us like a current, energizing our sluggish hearts and minds."
I used to think that you could ju... Read more
Day 3 Affirmation: The Real Focus: Tending My Business
Minding my business keeps me centered in ownership and responsibility. By concentrating on putting the work into changing my habits. I live most honestly.
Today, I am making mindful choices that I know are good for ME, not because of the ef... Read more
Day 2 AFFIRMATION: The Path to Gratitude and Back Again
A WOMAN'S SPIRIT:
"It may seem too simple that we can change a bad mood or a bad attitude by "getting quiet". but, in fact, we can. Clearing our thoughts of Anger, Resentment, Self-Pity and Fear gives us a 'space' to feel peaceful. A... Read more