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  • Busy Day..That is a good thing

    10/15/2019 12:24:29 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I think I have found the secret to helping my depression..just stay active and busy..I have been sleeping better, longer to. Making good food choices and getting exercise in everyday. This is the first autumn that i can remember that my mood did not plummet..(So far anyway). At first I was overw... Read more

  • My To-do List

    10/14/2019 12:58:34 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I will face today with an open mind. Today I speak with kindness. I will lead with love. I will be gentle with me. I will act with intention I choose to do no harm. ... Read more

  • Remind Yourself Everyday.

    10/13/2019 11:03:44 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I am in charge of my happiness. I will not let anything outside of myself control me. I am creating a life that feels good on the inside and it will turn into experiences that good on the inside. My advice? ... Read more

  • One Day at a Time

    10/13/2019 10:59:42 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    As I grapple with the most painful stressor I am facing right now, an elderly parent prone to verbally and emotionally abusive behavior targeted at me, I am continuously problem-solving how to cope and improve the situation. I am realizing my strong desire to stop this behavior this instant and impr... Read more

  • Don't worry..be happy.

    10/12/2019 8:14:41 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Don't worry about hard times because of the most beautiful things we have in life come from our changes or mistakes...... Read more

  • Glorious Sunrise, a Song of Hope

    10/11/2019 1:31:59 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    On my morning walk yesterday, I saw the most glorious sunrise that sadly my cheapo phone could not capture well. So much light ablaze in the sky with beautiful pink and fiery orange streaks dancing about. It was a song of hope amid the gloom of a recent challenge. Once the morning was fully upon us,... Read more

  • Watch Your Thoughts...

    10/11/2019 12:45:58 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Your mind plays a big part in the success you see in anything you try to do.. “Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your... Read more

  • A Season Of Change..

    10/10/2019 2:35:02 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    September and October bring to us Autumn and Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. Bothe events remind us of change and that always brings up either feelings of excitement or anxiety or a mixture of both. To be fully alive, is to live in each season with a sense of openness and willingness to a... Read more

  • More Quotes on Resilience and Life in General

    10/9/2019 9:10:07 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Can't get enough of these when life is challenging... "Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light." Anonymous "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Martin Luther King, Jr. "A diamond is a chunk of coal tha... Read more

  • Fear...

    10/9/2019 7:30:30 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    "Your fear should always be allowed to have a voice, and a seat in the vehicle of your life. But whatever you do — don't let your fear DRIVE." - Elizabeth Gilbert Refuse to let fear determine your destiny. Don't let anything hold you back. I have lived with fear in my life in the past even all... Read more

  • Storms ....

    10/7/2019 12:52:38 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Without rain nothing grows, learn to embrace the storms of your life. I can't predict the storms that come my way..but I can trust in the process and know that each one comes to make me stronger and better ...and I will not have to face anything alone ... Read more

  • What I've Learned After Losing 27 Pounds

    10/4/2019 9:18:13 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I am now 10 pounds from goal so I figured I would take inventory of what I have learned since joining Sparkpeople in 2016. 1. Tenacity pays off. I think I lost maybe 12 pounds my first 2 plus years here and I did a lot of staying the same weight too with some bouncing up and down. I never th... Read more

  • Put on The Life jacket and Be a Survivor

    9/27/2019 11:57:41 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I've written about inner strength and having to save myself before, but I got another reminder that I need to be the one to put on my own life jacket and take care of myself. One of my parents had yet another tirade at me. I suspect this is an early sign of dementia. While the parent always had some... Read more

  • Day Nine...Balanced Eating

    9/26/2019 6:45:06 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I have learned a lot about dieting and eating healthy and living a balanced lifestyle..I am always drawn to the ones that don't leave out any food group. For me I think moderation is the key..I have made changes..less sugar and flour, less processed food which is difficult some days because... Read more

  • Day eight..Bravery and Determination

    9/25/2019 1:52:13 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Today I have both..it is a winning combination..... Read more

  • Day seven..Self Respect

    9/24/2019 4:16:26 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I was sick in the night.It is okay though. It was my wake-up call that I have have let some bad habits creep in.. I have Gerd and because of that I have to follow certain dietary guidelines..I learned last night that I cannot do this.I cannot eat just anyway and not to expect to pay a price I... Read more

  • Day six...Fight or Flight

    9/23/2019 12:42:14 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not the absence of fear." I pretty much spent most of my life avoiding my life by fear..My mother (God bless her) spent most of her life in fear and hiding from life..and for years I followed suit..The important lesson I have learned in lif... Read more

  • Life Whack-a-Mole and Maintaining Weightloss

    9/19/2019 9:30:34 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    As soon as one end of the sandwich generation crunch is going better, the other end falls apart! This week things are calmer with mom's stress levels and I am having some pleasant interactions since last outburst. Now a big IEP issue is emerging with my son who has some special needs. Communication ... Read more