NILLAPEPSI   73,614
SparkPoints
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
 
 
NILLAPEPSI's Recent Blog Entries

Crabgrass or daisies?

Sunday, January 06, 2013



I'm a daisy person. How about you?

In fact:



emoticon

And did you know that:



So today, remember to:



Let's grow some beautiful daisies!!



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WILSON1926 1/9/2013 6:41AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
MICHAEL

Report Inappropriate Comment
MLH148 1/6/2013 7:50PM

    Gteat thoughts. Thx

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYAST 1/6/2013 6:34PM

    I LOVE daisies! Isn't it amazing how you hear one thought and it's reinforced by another person? This is what our pastor's sermon was on this morning, only he said being a light instead of daisy. Same idea though. I love the multi-colored daisy at the end! Blessings!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRLINMOTION 1/6/2013 4:12PM

    Thank you so much for always being so refreshing to a day and bringing daisies my way.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LEVELPATHS 1/6/2013 3:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/6/2013 3:09:14 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
OTEN36 1/6/2013 2:14PM

    Love all the flowers....where is spring?
LOL


Report Inappropriate Comment
MFBUTTERFLY 1/6/2013 1:55PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAFODIL24 1/6/2013 10:01AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/6/2013 9:30AM

    Beautiful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYDDIECAT 1/6/2013 9:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIWIANN 1/6/2013 8:59AM

    emoticon emoticon Planting flowers in the garden of our souls!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KJELLYBEAN15 1/6/2013 8:37AM

    Thank you. And just so you know, Daisies happen to be my favorite flower. They seem so innocent and pure. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Report Inappropriate Comment
WATERDIAMONDS 1/6/2013 8:37AM

    I'm looking for every positive post I can find this morning, so thank you so much for posting this one.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 1/6/2013 8:35AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 1/6/2013 8:14AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You got it!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Depressed, anxious, or at peace?

Saturday, January 05, 2013



I've been depressed, anxious & at peace, but usually on separate days. emoticon

This quote is so true for me. It's been tough, but I have learned to be more at peace on a regular basis. I used to be the biggest Type A personality & perfectionist you have ever seen in your life. My blood pressure was always a little on the high side. I would be devastated if I made a mistake on anything & I rarely had any peace in my life. I was my own worst critic.

As I've gotten older (not that I'm that old -- I'll be 45 in April), I've given myself a break. I'm not so hard on myself anymore. I make a mistake, acknowledge it, learn my lesson from it & then move on. That also helps keep any depression at bay.

Jan. 4 was the one-year anniversary of my lumpectomy. One year cancer free!! WooHoo!!! After I finished all of my treatments, I decided that stress was probably one of the contributing factors because I would get stressed about anything & everything.

One of the hardest things for me to learn was to say that two little word "No!" I was constantly "overbooking myself." I have learned to rest more, spend a little more time on me -- for the good of my health -- & I have learned to chillax (as the kids say these days) & smell those sweet-smelling roses.

Today's challenge: Chillax (chill out & relax), practice saying "no" in the mirror & stop to smell the roses today (go do something fun). Life is so short, go enjoy yourself from time to time.



You all are amazing!! Thank you so much for keeping me motivated.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BIGPAWSUP 1/6/2013 9:00AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RANGERFX 1/6/2013 7:40AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FUSIONFITNESS3 1/5/2013 11:53PM

    It's interesting how loosing our health for a short period or more permanently can help us gain a different perspective. Before my illness years ago I would get asked by colleagues how I dealt with the stress and I wondered what stress? I look back I now know I was surrounded by stress but didn't know it. Being able to do so much less I had to prioritize the important things and it's helped me chillax regularly.
emoticon to hear you're celebrating you one year emoticon anniversary.
That's emoticon .
Maria

Report Inappropriate Comment
MATTEROFHEART 1/5/2013 9:31PM

    Thank you for sharing. I, too, have lived in all 3 of these places at different times in my life. The latter is where I am now and a great place to be! I have even learned to be at peace during my weight loss efforts and it has made it so much better! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!
emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/5/2013 9:32:18 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYAST 1/5/2013 7:09PM

    emoticon Congrats on your one year anniversary cancer free! emoticon Enjoy you time "chillaxing"! Need to do more of that myself! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIWIANN 1/5/2013 5:44PM

    "Chillax" is a great word - it is going to be my motto for this weekend emoticon
emoticon On being 1-year cancer-free!! emoticon
Great big hugs to you!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PAANDRUS 1/5/2013 5:42PM

    So VERY true..all of it! Enjoy your weekend!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MATER88 1/5/2013 5:18PM

    Just what I needed to hear! Isn't it funny that things come when you need them?


emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GODS_TEMPLE 1/5/2013 3:10PM

    I read someplace, a very long time ago:

"95% of the things we worry about never happen, and we can't do anything about the other 5%, so it doesn't do any good to worry."

I've tried to live by that 'rule' ever since.

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/5/2013 11:40AM

    Yes, congrats on your one year anniversary!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIFEISPURRFECT 1/5/2013 11:10AM

    Congrats on you anniversary! One of my goals for the new year is to learn to chillax (I love that word!). I tend to obsess over the littlest things and it's not getting me anywhere! Thanks for the reminder to slow down and enjoy the day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
1EMMA2011 1/5/2013 11:09AM

    I appreciate this today - I am a hard core recovering perfectionist - who now has tried to transform into wise. Funny how the ones closet to us can sometimes cause the most stress - well for me anyway. Progress not perfection.

Sending you big big (((hug))) and we can do it!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRLINMOTION 1/5/2013 10:47AM

    Right on! Always great quotes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MFBUTTERFLY 1/5/2013 9:29AM

    emoticon on your 1 year emoticon anniversary! And on learning to relax and be at peace. Getting older does have some advantages!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 1/5/2013 8:51AM

    BIG emoticon to you emoticon I like the chillax :D ME too...

Report Inappropriate Comment
KJELLYBEAN15 1/5/2013 8:11AM

    Wonderful! You have reminded me how important "me" is. I too tend to overlook my own needs and pleasures while trying to do everything and be that perfect person. The sad truth is, is that I do all of that just trying to prove it because I am not perfect. This year I will focus on me. I will smell those roses. I will enjoy obtaining my health. Yes, we will make mistakes. Because we aren't perfect. This year, no matter how old we become - we can still have some fun.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Health tips -- beware, VERY hilarious!! :-)

Friday, January 04, 2013

Warning!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Do not drink any beverage as you read this blog. It could come out of your nose!! Just sayin'! emoticon

It's Friday & I'm in a fantastic mood!! Let's get our chuckles on!!



No need to think about that too hard. I think I'll exercise.

I found this next one when I was searching Google Images for blog material. I had just taken a big gulp of water & I started laughing mid-swallow. Water came out of my nose. Don't say I didn't warn you. emoticon



If you've ever flown, you know that going through the x-ray machine is fun, fun, fun, right?

Hubby & I were going on vacation to Portland, Oregon just after I finished my breast cancer treatment. I am Susan G. Koman's biggest advocate right now, as you can imagine. I spread mammogram love where ever I go. Anyway, we were going through the airport & I was proudly sporting my "Fight Like a Girl" t-shirt. I noticed that everyone was getting to go through the regular metal detector -- even my hubby. But when I got up there, they put me through the x-ray machine. Hmmmm. Makes me wonder if the TSA guy was checking to see if I had implants. I'll never know, but I think he looked a little disappointed. Ha!!

Sooooo, now that you have your chuckle on, here's some of the best advice I can give you for the day:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FUSIONFITNESS3 1/6/2013 12:07AM

    Loved the advice for cheaper medical exams. Had a good laugh.



Report Inappropriate Comment
MICHELLE_391 1/5/2013 1:03AM

    Awesome awesome awesome blog! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MATER88 1/4/2013 11:57PM

    That definitely made me laugh. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/4/2013 11:14PM

    Thanks for sharing

Report Inappropriate Comment
DRUIDPRINCESS 1/4/2013 4:26PM

    What wonderful quotations! Thank you for starting my day with a smile!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYAST 1/4/2013 3:47PM

    Giggles and more giggles. emoticon Have a great Friday!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SAINTBETH 1/4/2013 11:07AM

    Giggle! Thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRLINMOTION 1/4/2013 10:02AM

    I always set my mood on positive in the morning, it is as the day goes on and the people that you have to deal with, lol, I should put a tape on the dial to keep it there.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LEVELPATHS 1/4/2013 9:55AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PAANDRUS 1/4/2013 9:44AM

    That was Perfect!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WILSON1926 1/4/2013 9:29AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TWEETYKC00 1/4/2013 9:28AM

    good thoughts, thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 1/4/2013 7:40AM

    Those are great! Keep smiling.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRE1956 1/4/2013 7:35AM

    I am so, SO glad that I DON'T fly (in fact, I've NEVER had to do so in all my time on this planet - god's honest truth)!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MFBUTTERFLY 1/4/2013 6:42AM

    Big smiles here ... thanks so much!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/4/2013 6:34AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/4/2013 6:34AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 1/4/2013 6:12AM

    Yes I put my coffe down emoticon Thanks for the warning :D

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYJOANNA 1/4/2013 5:57AM

  Terrfic and some are so true! Especially the airport joke.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EBONYSOL 1/4/2013 4:55AM

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face!
I am Canadian and last June, at a little airport in Ontario, I was flagged to be checked at airport security. There was no x-ray machine and I would have refused anyway so they had to pat me down. They asked me to remove my sweater and shoes. I responded that I would be happy to take all my clothes off if we could get through it any faster. At 52 and after delivering 2 children followed by numerous medical procedures along with regular mammograms and paps, I have said goodbye to modesty. The look on the young mens' faces was priceless. The check was quick, done by a female, and I was on my way:)

Report Inappropriate Comment
WEARINGTHIN 1/4/2013 4:55AM

    Really liked that first cartoon. So true. Thanks, Glenn

Report Inappropriate Comment
LISAN0415 1/4/2013 4:54AM

    Good one!

When people complain about getting older- I always say: It beats the alternative....

Report Inappropriate Comment


Trading your life away.

Thursday, January 03, 2013



Every day, we trade our lives away for something else. Everyone is given the same amount of time each & every day. How we spends those minutes is up to us. What are you trading them for? Is it something worthwhile?

I'm a super busy person, so my time is very precious. Do I still waste time? Of course I do -- we all do. I could manage my time better & that's something I need to work on in this new year.



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LISAN0415 1/4/2013 4:55AM

    Really got me thinking about my time... Thank you for the kind reminder!
Lisa

Report Inappropriate Comment
FUSIONFITNESS3 1/3/2013 4:58PM

    Another creative blog which inspires.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRLINMOTION 1/3/2013 9:59AM

    I always get something out of your quotes and how you put them together.

Thank you so much for taking the time to inspire and motivate us.

HUGS

Report Inappropriate Comment
KJELLYBEAN15 1/3/2013 9:35AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 1/3/2013 9:23AM

    Woo Hoo - you are awesome! This is so important. You hit on such great topics!

Thank you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIWIANN 1/3/2013 9:13AM

    Great blog - thanks for the reminder to make today worthwhile!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAFODIL24 1/3/2013 7:59AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 1/3/2013 6:49AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MFBUTTERFLY 1/3/2013 6:12AM

    Thank you for this valuable reminder!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LEVELPATHS 1/3/2013 5:49AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/3/2013 5:39AM

    Wonderful blog! I'll take this to heart.

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/3/2013 5:39AM

    Wonderful blog! I'll take this to heart.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GHOSTFLAMES 1/3/2013 4:49AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


New Chapter, New Day

Wednesday, January 02, 2013



As much as I don't like getting up "in the middle of the night" to go to work, I need to go back to work. My diet has been a train wreck the last few days. emoticon I need to go back to save me from myself. Once I get back to my normal schedule, I'll do so much better.

Today is my fresh start. My chance to get back on track. I can assure you that:



And:



Thankfully, I didn't gain any weight over the holidays.

So, my sleeves are rolled up & I'm ready to rock & roll. Let's go!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/2/2013 10:44PM

    I am right there with you... I was glad to get back to work today as well. Once I get back to my routine I do much better. We CAN do this. You post was fantastic. Thanks so much for your GREAT POST emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JELLI-LEAN 1/2/2013 8:40PM

    Love this blog! Thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LISAN0415 1/2/2013 7:52PM

    Today is a fresh start, and once you eat well this next week, you will see pounds and inches lost!
sometimes after we eat a little more, and then go back to a healthy diet, the pounds come off pretty quickly those first 2 weeks, best wishes!
Lisa

Report Inappropriate Comment
FUSIONFITNESS3 1/2/2013 6:52PM

    Great blog. Great reminders for me.
Let's get on track again!. Let's do it.
Maria

Report Inappropriate Comment
JIGGILY 1/2/2013 4:37PM

    We can do it and yes I agreed I seem to fair better on schedule.

Good luck my friend.

emoticon
Dee

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYAST 1/2/2013 1:04PM

    I am right there with you! I haven't weighed yet, chicken, I know, but will soon for my own accountability. Great blog, as usual! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOWINELADY 1/2/2013 10:49AM

    I love the saying that fitness is like marriage.

Totally agree you can't cheat on fitness and expect it to work.

Another great blog.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CTMOM2KIDS 1/2/2013 10:04AM

    Let's do this!!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRLINMOTION 1/2/2013 9:50AM

    Love the quotes.

Way to go on no weight gain through the holidays, many people cannot say that.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 1/2/2013 9:47AM

    You can do it! You've got a great attitude and you know what you need to do!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PROUD-GRANDMA 1/2/2013 8:31AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WILSON1926 1/2/2013 8:24AM

    Great post........
Thanks and welcome to 2013.
Make it a great one.
Michael

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCYRUBIO 1/2/2013 7:11AM

    Good post, have a great week~~

Report Inappropriate Comment
TDEMAIO2 1/2/2013 5:46AM

    WOW thats GREAT now weight gain WOO HOO : ) I am rolling up my sleeves with you :D emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LEVELPATHS 1/2/2013 5:42AM

    It's going to be a good year - let's get on with it! :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MFBUTTERFLY 1/2/2013 5:18AM

    Today, we ARE in control!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 1/2/2013 4:46AM

    And you can do it! Getting back on track.

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 Last Page