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Known - a bit of beautiful prose
Friday, April 23, 2010      1 comments

I would like to share a beautiful bit of prose written by Charles K. Robinson. It really resonates with me because, before I read this prose, I made up my SP username of "devenirbelle" which translates from French into " Becoming Beautiful." ... Read more
April Two
Friday, April 02, 2010      3 comments

Today's reflection about competing only against yourself resonated with me. I am not very competitive on most things. But the reflection asked that you compete with yourself. I can do that. In life, I have had successes because I worked for t... Read more
Day 28 - Learning More Each Day
Sunday, March 28, 2010      1 comments

When I joined SparkPeople, I did not have high expectations. I thought I would use the nutrition tracker and leave the rest. However, I use it all and need it all to be successful. I can see that clearly now. SparkPeople has become my ... Read more
Day Twenty Seven - On the upswing
Saturday, March 27, 2010      0 comments

Oh what a difference 24 hours can make! I woke early this morning and got right on Spark People, had a healthy breakfast and went off to exercise for 30 minutes. I feel good. Yesterday was a long day for me. It is interesting to see how... Read more
Day 26 - I am cranky
Friday, March 26, 2010      1 comments

It is OK to be cranky. I am not cranky often. I am mostly an optimist with a happy disposition. Today has just been a challenge for me. It started when I got to the Y to exercise. I didn't want to be there and I didn't like my MP3 songs and I... Read more
Day Twenty Five - What I stand for
Thursday, March 25, 2010      1 comments

Today's reflection about what I stand for gave me a lot to think about. I have to assess what I stand for. I stand for all the the things a good citizen stands for - freedom, responsibility for self and others, respect, independence. Othe... Read more
Day Twenty One - Others First
Sunday, March 21, 2010      2 comments

Today, I was thinking about my personality and how it affects my actions. I tend to be a giving, sensitive and nurturing person. In the personality tests, I always come out as a person who likes to counsel people and tests indicate that I shou... Read more
Day Twenty - Self Efficacy
Saturday, March 20, 2010      1 comments

Self Efficacy - a relatively new term to me. I have been reading about it on the web. It is defined as people's beliefs about their capabilities to produce effects that affect other areas of their life, e.g weight loss, obtaining certification... Read more
Day Nineteen - Temptation Raised Its Ugly Head
Friday, March 19, 2010      3 comments

I set my alarm as usual to get up and exercise on the recumbent bike. However, when the alarm went off, temptation called to me. It said "Well, Ellen, you have exercised 3 days now. You might be overdoing the first week. Didn't your hip both... Read more
Day Eighteen - Feeling Good
Thursday, March 18, 2010      1 comments

Day Eighteen and I am racking up some streaks! I love the flow hat I am in now. I know that it won't always be like this so I want to appreciate and relish it all. I see possibilities that I haven't seen in a long time. I am visualizing a br... Read more
Day Sixteen - Another Breakthrough
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      3 comments

The promise of this program is that one should take each day as they come and with consistency, change will happen. This is day 16 for me and I see small changes happening in terms of my mindset and my drive. My breakthrough today was that... Read more
Day Fourteen - A Breakthrough
Sunday, March 14, 2010      4 comments

I just moved from Fast Break to Stage 2. After 2 weeks, I do feel better than I did before Spark. I have made progress. And today I had a breakthrough - I looked at my naked self in the mirror today - a first in a long time. I usually av... Read more
Day Thirteen - Thirteen Promises for Today
Saturday, March 13, 2010      0 comments

Today I am resolved to be good to myself in every way. I am the first priority today. I will spend time fixing myself up with make up and clothes. I will surround myself with people and places that make me happy. I will prepare pr... Read more
Day Twelve - Pondering the next year
Friday, March 12, 2010      1 comments

Today is pouring rain here in Southern Florida. A good day to work on my goals (long term, mid term and short term). I am thinking about taking a sabbatical from the work world (I am not working now but was about to launch a job search) a... Read more
Day Ten - The First Derailing
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday I derailed. I can give you the excuses but the real reason is that I was untrue to myself and let my ego and insecurities take over. Sounds dramatic doesn't it? It is dramatic. I need to be passionate about myself as I am... Read more

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