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  • Quote from an unknown source

    2/28/2015 9:59:32 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "The distance between who I am and who I want to be is separated only by my actions and words." - Anonymous... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    2/27/2015 9:33:35 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Love yourself! Forgive yourself! Accept yourself! You are YOU and that's the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets." - Unknown... Read more

  • Using Sparkpeople for my Cardio

    2/26/2015 5:28:49 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Yesterday I went searching through the videos here on Sparkpeople. I wanted to add something new that I could do at home. Found a few of Coach Nicole's cardio videos. Some are even done while sitting in a chair. I guess as long as you keep your feet & arms moving together then it's ok if your bu... Read more

  • Epicurus quote

    2/26/2015 9:34:08 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. -- Epicurus... Read more

  • Anna Stevens quote

    2/25/2015 10:38:15 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "All the answers to your questions about what your goals can and should be lie within, so does your power to accomplish those goals." - Anna Stevens ____________________________
    __________________... Read more

  • Early Morning Workout

    2/25/2015 6:40:07 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    As usual I woke up early, so I grabbed my cup of coffee while I checked facebook…my normal routine. But soon afterwards I decided to head out to the gym. I arrived there about 4:35am and was slightly surprised to see so many cars in the parking lot. Guess I ain’t the only early bird around here. ... Read more

  • Jim Rohn quote

    2/24/2015 10:08:21 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself" - Jim Rohn... Read more

  • Behind

    2/24/2015 10:25:06 AM, by MRSRLP

    I have been neglectful with my blog and most everything else in my life. I am trying to use the tools I am learning for life in general. One is to accomplish one small thing each day in my house that I keep putting off. Be it changing a shelf, cleaning all the knick-knacks in my cabinet, that is ... Read more

  • Millie Mestril quote

    2/23/2015 1:52:16 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    I woke today with gratitude for those who share me in their lives. I am thankful for those who are part of my journey. - Millie Mestril For me this is often my Spark friends. Thanks everyone!... Read more

  • You burn a lot of calories shoveling snow

    2/22/2015 10:29:47 PM, by KEEPSAKES66

    Today we did it again. Went our with the shovels to clear it all out. First we shoveled the back walk, then the path for the trash barrels, then the long sidewalk on the front and side of the house. We made a path out front so my son can get on the bus, and shoveled out the fire hydrant. Next we did... Read more

  • Oprah Winfrey quote

    2/22/2015 4:57:31 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." - Oprah Winfrey... Read more

  • This Couch-Potato Went to the Gym

    2/22/2015 12:19:17 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    My roomie & her teenage daughter joined a gym a few weeks ago, but always seem to have some lame excuse for not going in to workout. A few days ago, I decided to check out the gym for myself. Yesterday a trainer showed me some cardio machines. He said my heart rate was too high for the s... Read more

  • Arthur Ashe quote

    2/21/2015 10:54:19 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe... Read more

  • It's 8:15 pm on a Friday night-off to the gym I go

    2/20/2015 8:22:03 PM, by KEEPSAKES66

    It's dark, it's cold, I think I'm feeling old! I watched the grand kids this afternoon, I enjoyed the chaois too- but I missed the gym. I wonder does it matter? Can I skip it? Then I think- how do you build habits? Is it though action or inactivity? Inactivity- the path of least resistance is so ea... Read more

  • Las Vegas Athletic Club

    2/20/2015 7:35:24 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I joined a gym today. I meet with my personal trainer & nutritionist tomorrow at 2pm. Today I stepped on a special scale that figures out your body composition. It said I was 43% fat. I get to re-check that once a month to keep track of my progress. I'm not sure how I can be almost 1/2 fat. I... Read more

  • Confucius quote

    2/20/2015 10:26:23 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." - Confucius... Read more

  • Meryl Streep quote

    2/19/2015 10:28:43 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    Put blinders on those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head. Meryl Streep... Read more

  • Henry Ford quote

    2/18/2015 9:43:31 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." - Henry Ford ... Read more

  • Swami Vivekananda quote

    2/17/2015 11:08:30 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves." - Swami Vivekananda... Read more

  • Wilma Rudolph quote

    2/16/2015 7:12:36 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. The potential for greatness lives within each of us." - Wilma Rudolph... Read more

  • How healthy is "Healthy Choice" soup?

    2/15/2015 4:22:53 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I still have a bad cough & runny nose. My roommate decided to get me some chicken soup because we have all heard that chicken soup is good for colds. Well yeah, maybe the soups that our grandmothers made from scratch. At least when Grandma made it, you could actually see the celery & chicken in y... Read more

  • Joyce Meyer quote

    2/15/2015 11:42:47 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "We have to get rid of excuses, no matter why you are the way you are, don't let it be an excuse to stay that way." - Joyce Meyer... Read more

  • Another snowy day

    2/15/2015 10:12:46 AM, by KEEPSAKES66

    So yet another snowy day in massachsetts. It's hard to resist inactivity and snacking. Trying to fight hybernation mode!!! In a little while I'll go out to shovel, later today I'll go to the gym, but right now in the moment I want to make salted carmel brownies to go with my nice cup of hot Riboos t... Read more

  • Barbara De Angelis quote

    2/14/2015 11:17:03 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself." - Barbara De Angelis... Read more

  • Blood pressure while sick

    2/14/2015 1:31:45 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I thought your blood pressure goes up when you're sick. Mine seems to go down. Took this at the pharmacy dept in the grocery store today while I was waiting for the bank to open. I have had a runny nose for a couple days now. I think the days that it was so warm here, that I drove aro... Read more

  • Mary Lou Retton quote

    2/13/2015 7:22:37 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit." - Mary Lou Retton... Read more

  • Beware of negative forces

    2/12/2015 6:29:48 PM, by KEEPSAKES66

    Today I went to the gym, yesterday I did not. So? Why am I bringing this up? Yesterday I let someone convince me it was too late, too dark, too scary, too cold to go to the gym by myself at 9pm. I know better- I often go later, but I talked to that person and allowed myself to be swayed. I don't bl... Read more

  • Dan Coppersmith quote

    2/12/2015 1:40:13 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters." - Dan Coppersmith... Read more

  • Dorothea Brande quote

    2/11/2015 1:33:24 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail." - Dorothea Brande... Read more

  • Will try the Meditarean Diet

    2/10/2015 9:59:03 AM, by MRSRLP

    Well, not much luck. I found I really need a menu for the week. I am also going to follow the Meditarean Diet. My doctor told me a long time ago to eat that way, that is when I had diabetes 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. Now I am off all the meds and at 71 my body seems to be working ... Read more

  • Eleanor Roosevelt quote

    2/9/2015 10:46:08 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'... You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt, Former Firs... Read more

  • Mandy Hale quote

    2/8/2015 9:47:27 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    Be honest about who you are, flaws and all. You never know who you are inspiring by simply being you. - Mandy Hale... Read more

  • Les Brown quote

    2/7/2015 9:44:11 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Les Brown... Read more

  • Feb 7 2015

    2/7/2015 10:19:16 AM, by MRSRLP

    Well today I am still trying to find the way of eating that will help me. All the diets for GF or FOD go against the Colitis I have. We shall see. Until later. 41... Read more

  • Cold weather blues

    2/6/2015 2:09:03 PM, by KEEPSAKES66

    Here in New England there is a saying if you don't like the weather wait a few minutes- it will change. This winter it feels like cold and snow is here to stay. Every day it is either really cold or snowing or both. In the winter animals bulk up- and it seems like it is easier for a person to as we... Read more

  • James McWhinney quote

    2/6/2015 1:27:54 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Discover who you truly are and fully give every aspect of your uniqueness to the world. This is your path to an extraordinary life." - James McWhinney... Read more

  • Oh my aching muscles

    2/5/2015 6:43:31 PM, by KEEPSAKES66

    I have been back going to the gym for a week now. I had to take November December and part of January off due to breathing issues (I couldn't breathe due to asthma ) . So I stArted with cardio and my legs ached all week. But I'm powering through and they are starting to feel much better. So today I... Read more

  • Dalai Lama quote

    2/5/2015 6:12:10 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does ... Read more

  • Graveyard Shift

    2/4/2015 11:45:11 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Years ago I worked 12 hour graveyard shifts at a hospital in AZ. Now thanks to Labor Ready, I am working 8 hour shifts at Walmart 11pm-8am. Tonight will be my 3rd night. Tonight I am eating a huge salad @ 7:30pm before work, and will probably grab yogurt and some type of crackers with peanut b... Read more

  • moving forward

    2/4/2015 3:43:42 PM, by KEEPSAKES66

    I've started and stopped and started again. I continue to find and loose then find motivation again. What lessons do I learn? 1. I need to stick with it and not let life's irritations derail me. Easier said than done. 2. I need discipline- I don't like discipline 3. I need to take the time t... Read more

  • Stephen King quote

    2/4/2015 1:19:25 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle. -- Stephen King I couldn't resist this one! I can remember when I was very young, standing on the foot of my bed... Read more

  • Robert H. Schuller quote

    2/3/2015 11:59:29 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" - Robert H. Schuller... Read more

  • Half Marathon Training - Week 3

    2/3/2015 10:56:15 AM, by BRIGUY007

    I must have pulled something in my calf on Saturday. It has been sore for a couple of days so I rested yesterday instead of running. I went out this morning once it warmed up to all of 30F and about a mile out my leg started screaming at me again. I finished up 3 miles and a very slow pace for me, b... Read more

  • February 1st

    2/2/2015 12:30:20 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    ran errands today. I had a healthy breakfast. Blood sugar was 116 but it was 11 am too. I had salad for dinner plus a half small ice cream shared with daughter. Bleached my hair so it can be red for Saturday. Watched the Super Bowl. Would have been better with the Browns in it. We can try for it th... Read more

  • Austin Kleon quote

    2/2/2015 10:29:56 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    “Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.” ―Austin Kleon... Read more

  • More Water Please

    2/2/2015 3:44:55 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    91 drink at least 60 ounces every day 106 drink more water then coffee 262 stop drinking Sprite or other sugary drinks 274 put fruit slices in some of my water Now I had a slight eye-opener this last week on my water intake. I donated plasma twice. The first time I went, I was tur... Read more

  • Hello February

    2/1/2015 7:37:50 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    No super bowl for this girl. I might check online later to see what new clever commercials they had today though. Now if you remember last month, I had posted a plan for losing weight this year. I had marked on my goggle calendar that I wanted to weigh between 165-167.5 by today, as part of... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    2/1/2015 10:40:30 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength." - Anonymous... Read more

  • Alice Walker quote

    1/31/2015 10:23:12 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker... Read more

  • Half Marathon Training - End of Week 2

    1/31/2015 7:10:59 PM, by BRIGUY007

    I completed week two of my half marathon training with a beautiful, but cold 10 mile run on the Falls of Neuse Greenway ( ). I was glad to find that the trail north of Horseshoe Farm to the WRAL Soccer Complex has been completed. I ended up putting in just over 20 miles this wee... Read more

  • Went to the .99only store, again

    1/31/2015 5:33:02 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    yummy fruit. I also got bananas for .49 a pound I also got grape tomatoes instead of the roma variety today. ok, I should be all set to stay home and eat this weekend now. 334 Not sure why these were priced more...increase because of its super bowl weekend, maybe. ... Read more