Coming to SparkPeople offers me the support of all of you and many tools to use. Some of my favorite tools are the SP Planner (found on the My Trackers drop down list). I can schedule items and have email reminders sent to me. I use it to remin... Read more
Welcoming in the New Year I got my rest did my Classical Stretch this am and am still celebrating mindfully. I didn't have a chance to meditate yet, but will. Thankfully I have found some meditations that work for me. I've posted them before a... Read more
I was totally unaware that I was eating faux food. That "packaged processed" was what I thought was normal. Ah the marketing hype that I believed. They just want my money... not what is good for me. So buying real food may cost a bit more but no... Read more
I forgot to mention on of the things that I need to focus on. DUH!!!
- Eat real food, not faux food
My health is part of my journey too. Having Type 2 Diabetes there are daily routines and meds that ... Read more
Alice stopped at the fork in the road to ask the Chesire cat which road she should take:
Alice: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
Chesire Cat: "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,"
Alic... Read more
One of my favorite metaphors is from Steven R. Covey's book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.”
“… Before the plane takes off, the pilots have a flight plan. They know exactly where they’re going and start off in accordance with th... Read more
Ah .. What a change this season was. As stated before I prefer to be a guest and bring something to a holiday dinner. For Easter we started going out to Brunch, that worked for me. No dishes to do.
Hosting this Christmas, I planned, delegated... Read more
"A cure for persistent cookies" written by Leah Eskin brought a smile to my face.
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In years past I have taken this day just for me. Getting my hair done, go out shopping just for me,(usually there are great deals to be had so it''s fine to splurge a bit) going out to dinner and having my favs and a celebratory drink. And cake!... Read more
Dealing with the reality of what happened in Newtown and prepping for Christmas is difficult. Reading the article 2 Things You Can Totally Control in Life by DeVon Franklin was just what I needed at this time. Here are my notes of the his arti... Read more
Yes there are many feelings associated with eating.
Pleasure in a rich dessert.
Comfort in Mac and Cheese.
If the desired feeling is not acquired, ferret out what food will give you what you desire.
After consuming, the f... Read more
Yesterday I preferred denial instead of awareness. Being aware of the horrific event meant acknowledging the tragedy took place in Sandy Hook. Granted my connections are limited, but the impact is far reaching, rippling though our world.
H... Read more
Here is the list of new habits I am living:
Pool M-W, Classical Stretch M-F, Walking on the weekends.
15 min daily
( I was born a non-smoker and I am one again (going on year 4))
Instead... Read more
NEW_PARADIGM suggested that I make a list of all of the wonderful new habits I am living. It must be a day for lists. Health Educator Liza Barnes procused the following list. This is one of the inspirations for making changes.
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