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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      5 comments

Mardi Gras makes me think of excess. Feast before the fast. It does not have to be so. Celebrations can be done in moderation. Besides you can watch others make a fool of themselves and be glad it is not you. I do not mean to be harsh or cruel, ... Read more

Lifestyle Change

Monday, February 15, 2010      6 comments

Chapter 8: Week 3 Action Steps Step 1: Continue with Spark Time. Making time for me. This is getting easier as my mindset is changing. I need to take the time to care for me. Step 2: Review goals for Motivation: Reviewing my ... Read more

The Spark - A Week of Chapter 7

Sunday, February 14, 2010      4 comments

What a week! Between the blogs I have read and doing the "28 Days to a New You" the little things I have done are adding up. No the scale has not moved, but I have noticed a shift within myself. 1. Healthy lifestyle pledge. - My mindset is... Read more

It's not moving...

Saturday, February 13, 2010      6 comments

...the scale that is. Oh Crap! "What am I doing wrong?" "Why isn't the scale showing a lower weight?" While I am mildly disappointed, I realize that it is not the end of the world. * First good thing is that it is not going up.... Read more

Going in for a beauty walk....

Friday, February 12, 2010      1 comments

It does sound strange... but going for a walk this Friday includes facials. We walk inside. Walking a mile with a mask on, may be a bit scary, But hey a bit of fitness and beauty inspires me. After the second mile and our cool down stretch we ... Read more

"To sleep, perchance to dream...."

Thursday, February 11, 2010      2 comments

" ... Ay, there's the rub." HAMLET- Shakespeare If I could only get a decent nights sleep, then I could dream... Yes I know Hamlet speaks of something more drastic. But for me, noisy snow plows and a son waking me twice, does not make for... Read more

Atychiphobia - Fear of Failure

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      3 comments

Being paralyzed by too much choice or because I am too emotionally invested in the outcome or it is unfamiliar. In turn, this leads to analysis paralysis, indecision or excuse... Read more

Is It Organic?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      2 comments

It's amazing what you can find out on the internet. I found out those little annoying produce stickers can help me determine if I am getting what I am paying for. Produce stickers tell us: * Organic produce has a PLU number that b... Read more

Da Spark Chapter 7

Monday, February 08, 2010      4 comments

Welcome to Week 2 Healthy Diet Habits Reading through what is prescribed for this week it should not be a problem for me to accomplish. 1. Healthy lifestyle pledge. - At this stage in my game....if I do not do this I will die... but be... Read more

Having Focus Makes a Big Difference

Sunday, February 07, 2010      2 comments

When I quit smoking I had a single focus in my reason for quitting. I was not scattered with many thoughts running through my head... My Spark goals are: Healthy weight. Ride a bike. Get off meds. Chapter 6 says goals should be: ... Read more

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Saturday, February 06, 2010      0 comments

Chapter 6 has 6 ACTION Steps. Step 1 - Set Fast Break Goals. Here's what I chose. Nutritional - Drink 8 cups of water Fitness- Walk a mile Motivational - Read inspiration quotes Step 2 - Plan your Spark Time Plan and Review ... Read more

The force is with YOU!

Friday, February 05, 2010      4 comments

Chapter 5 - Being a positive force is not always obvious. Just by sharing a story or thoughts can make a difference in someone's life. With SparkPeople it is clear that I am not the only one dealing with ____ (fill in the blank). If you have ... Read more

Dang that door is HOT!

Thursday, February 04, 2010      2 comments

Chapter 4 is all about FIRE! Here are some fiery questions from the book bonus that struck me. Why has it been so difficult for you? Take responsibility and choose to make things different. Do you feel safe and protected when you don't ta... Read more

Viewing Fitness Holistically

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      3 comments

Chapter 3 of "The Spark" is about Fitness which includes Exercise, Nutrition, Stress, and Sleep. My first reaction was: "all that is fitness?" Well duh... If you don't exercise, your body will not be fit for when you need it to do somethin... Read more

See It, Say It, Live It

Tuesday, February 02, 2010      3 comments

"Focus is comprised of the building blocks Values and Beliefs, Purpose and Vision and Goal-Setting." Reflecting on this was very difficult for me. It sounds easy, but I guess I make it complicated. It's like when I'm asked what my passion is... Read more

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