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Burn the candle

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      2 comments

I came across those words the other day. Brilliant. Simple. Why save that expensive candle for another day? Light it today and enjoy. Live life, don't wait. We get busy. We forget. We are tired. We miss out on the simple joys. ... Read more

The goal-setting/achieving cycle

Sunday, January 18, 2015      1 comments

The last part of Rob Sulaver's article covers the goal setting/achieving cycle with the simple and then the realistic version. The realistic version is: "I see. I want. I grind. I donít get. I grind again. I fail again. I fail better. I do... Read more

Consequences of setting goals

Thursday, January 15, 2015      3 comments

A bit more of Rob Sulaver's article. The following quotes are from last third of his original piece found at :
perfectionism/ "Every time you set a goal, you enter into a contract with you... Read more

... because I said I would.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      3 comments

Right out of the box I want to say this motivator won't be for everyone but it speaks to me so I'm sharing it. Yesterday, via Greatest, I came across an article by Rob Sulaver. He said: "You told yourself you would; therefore you mus... Read more

My S.A.T. is M.I.A.

Sunday, January 11, 2015      1 comments

It's gone! When I got undressed last night it was no long clipped to my bra. Don't know where/when/how but it's gone. Chances of finding it are slim to none. Will give it a day or two "just in case" but in the meantime I'm researching altern... Read more

Not a veggie fan? Try this...

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      8 comments

... roast them! You've seen the recipes and the rave reviews but have you tried it??!? Believe me, I have a great deal of trouble getting in my daily servings (unless there is calorie-laden dips or sauces involved!) But give me roasted veggies... Read more

Exercise notebook

Sunday, January 04, 2015      4 comments

Today's project is printing out the various "mini" exercise routines I've saved - mainly from SP. Some focus on overall flexibility or strength training but others are more specific but equally important such as wrist/hands, ankles, and my pla... Read more

Technology + SP = new motivation board

Thursday, January 01, 2015      2 comments

Like many of you, I've been "saving" inspirational quotations that speak to me. The desktop on my laptop was getting pretty cluttered so I tried to figure out another way to see them on a regular basis. Occasionally, I change up the desk... Read more

On wiping the slate clean and being grateful

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      1 comments

Like so many others, I go through quite a range of emotions as I think about another year coming to a close. Most of all, I am overwhelmingly grateful as I'm reminded of how luxurious my lifestyle is in comparison to millions of others around ... Read more

True confessions

Friday, December 26, 2014      2 comments

I'm going to be honest, I over-indulged yesterday in all food groups except fruits/veggies. I ate foods like dips and chips and more sugar than a kid on Halloween. Yup, I did. The variety of desserts far outnumbered the veggies on the veggie ... Read more

My Spark Tracker and me: help!

Monday, December 08, 2014      3 comments

emoticon Doesn't look like my S.A.T. is going to track my Nordic Track xc machine. Bummer! I know I can enter it... Read more

Less talk, more action

Friday, December 05, 2014      3 comments

Plans and lists and saved bookmarks and ideas... that pretty much sums up what I've accomplished so far. I will admit it - I am a planner. I am an organizer, problem-solver, idea person, and researcher. I've known this about myself for many ... Read more

Green Apple Smoothie

Wednesday, December 03, 2014      2 comments

All of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone (most went out the door with others that day) and I can see the refrigerator shelves again. Hiding on the bottom shelf? The rest of a gallon of fresh, local apple cider that got left behind. It's deli... Read more

My holiday SP plan

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      3 comments

It's time to confess... I do not limit my eating choices on holidays. On the one hand, this has probably contributed to where I am on the scale today. On the other hand, those special days hold a lifetime of family traditions which include on... Read more

How to be happy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      5 comments

This week many Americans will be thinking of our many blessings. I have a very long list. Just thinking about that list, and giving thanks, brought with it a variety of ... Read more

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