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Smiles

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      5 comments

Have had my heart warmed by several things recently and I want to pause and enjoy them. And be thankful. Nothing extraordinary. In fact, pretty ordinary. But they warmed my heart. Yesterday I blogged about the video SP featured on Nic... Read more

Did you meet Nick?

Monday, March 02, 2015      1 comments

Did you watch the video of Nick Vujcic which was featured as one of today's SP top stories? If not, you can find the link on your start page. Do yourself a favor and go watch it... now. (If it's not there anymore, you can also find him on You... Read more

B-I-N-G-O!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      6 comments

Am doing well and reaping the rewards when I step on the scale... * following the food plan * drinking my water * exercising at least 10 min. a day (17 day streak) * checking in at SP (73 day streak) * feeling gre... Read more

Finding the "sweet spot"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      4 comments

"A huge percentage of weight-loss success is mental." You might recognize this statement from today's SP article on realistic weight-loss secrets. I cannot agree with it more and yet I also disagree. It started me thinking and as a result...... Read more

Fat is not a feeling

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      2 comments

I never really understood what loving my body meant until I saw this video. I never understood that when you "feel fat" you are really feeling something else. This is a very powerful, short video that I hope you will view: www.bu... Read more

Day 4 and I'm 100%

Monday, February 09, 2015      3 comments

If you read my previous post, then you know I took a "drastic" step and signed up for the "Take shape for life" (Medifast) program. I'd been floundering for way too long while the scale continued creeping upwards. Just wanted to let you know t... Read more

"Drastic times call for drastic measures"

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      3 comments

What exactly are "drastic times" in terms of my personal health and well being? Reaching an all-time high weight and stagnating in my efforts to make progress toward healthier living. Upon reflection, I have made some small, positive changes b... Read more

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 : www.bandanatraining.com/
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


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