Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Thank you BigPawsUp for this fun idea. Before I start, you know I'm the Poster Queen, so I'm gonna kick this off by saying:
A - Available or Married: Married 18+ years to a wonderful man. He makes me smile every day!
B - Book:. The Hunger Games (Iím waiting until closer to the time the 2nd movie comes out before I read the 2nd book).
C - Cake or Pie? Cake!!!! Yellow or white with Buttercream frosting. Mmmmmm.
D - Drink of Choice: Water Ė Iím such a water hound!!
E - Essential Item: My Bible
F - Favorite Color: Mint green
G - Game to Play or Watch: Play - Scrabble!!! There are nearly 200 games logged on my Kindle in the last 2 years. Watch Ė Dallas Cowboys Ė I donít care about the other teams. Tee hee! My hubby laughs at me because I yell at the TV.
H - Hometown: Stafford, Virginia
I - Indulgence: Skinny Cow Truffle Ice Cream Bars. Yum-o!!
J - Job: Legal Assistant for the Federal Government
K - Kids and Names: - N/A Ė no kids
L - Life is incomplete without: God
M - Music Group or Singer: I like a lot of different music (except I donít care much for country or bluegrass -- too twangy). I like 80s music. I also listen to a lot of Contemporary Christian music because I lead the music at my church. I would be very hard-pressed to choose favorites, but Iíll name a few from each genre. 80s music: Yes, Mr. Mister, Flock of Seagulls, INXS, Def Leppard. Contemporary Christian: MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Jason Gray, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin
N - Number of Siblings: Four -- 3 sisters & 1 brother.
O - Oranges or Apples? Apples!!! Honeycrisp or Gala
P - Phobias/ Fears - Spiders!! Eeeeek!!!
Q - Favorite Quote: Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. ~ Regina Brett ~
R - Reason to smile: The sun came up this morning & my hubbyís sweet face.
S - Season: Spring!! I was born in the spring Ė maybe thatís why.
T - Tattoos: Well, I have 5 little ďdotĒ tattoos from my radiation treatments. I guess those count. I told the lady at the radiation center that I could now work on my biker chick persona since I was getting tattoos. She said I didnít look like a biker chick, but she put the India Ink on there & then poked me with the needle. I didnít even flinch. She said, ďHmm. Maybe you have a little biker chick in you after all.Ē
U - Unknown fact about me? I took piano lessons for 6 years & have not played in nearly 30 years. I didn't think I was that good, so I canít play at all now. I took voice lessons for 6 months.
V - Vegetable you love: Corn on the cob Ė I could eat it all day, every day & never get tired of it.
W - Worst habit: I can grow my nails pretty long, but if one breaks, I have to cut the rest. I like for them to be the same length. Iím a little OCD that way.
X - X-rays? Iíve had a couple, but between mammograms & radiation therapy, I should look like The Incredible Hulk!!
Y - Your favorite food: Pizza
Z - Zodiac? Aries (western); Monkey (Chinese)
One final thought:
Go play today!!
Blessings to you!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Don't let the day slip by without doing something to improve your health. You only have one life & you only have one body. Everyone gets only 24 hours in a day. If healthy eating & exercise are not a priority in your life, you won't do them. If you're serious about healthy eating & exercise, you WILL find a way to fit them into your day. It's that simple. How serious are you?
If you're not happy with your choices, change them.
Make sure you give yourself a break once in awhile. Don't beat yourself up after you mess up. Trust me, I've messed up plenty lately, but I'm finally back on track & I'm noticing a difference already in how I feel, after just a few days.
Fight for your dreams!! No one else can do that for you.
Never, ever, ever give up!! It doesn't matter if your progress is slow. Slow is still movement.
And finally, we all need friends along the the way. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful SparkFriends on this journey.
Have a super Sparkly day!!!
Blessings to you!!!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I seem to be going from plateau to plateau lately, so I keep focusing on those non-scale victories to keep up my motivation.
Just on a whim, I did a search for "weight loss plateau" the other day on a fitness motivation website & came across the above poster. Once I get to maintenance, I figure I should be pretty good at it.
So the morale of the story is, keep pushing, keep doing what you're supposed to be doing. I also found this helpful:
Then, yesterday afternoon while I was having a little bit of a pity party, I was surfing Facebook & one of my friends had this posted on her page.
Eeeewwwwww!! Instant motivation to keep going.
I hope you all are well, my SparkFriends!
Blessings to you!!
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