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  • You Don’t Have To Be Skinny To Look Good

    1/19/2020 10:00:55 AM, by WHITE-2

    For some distraction on the Sunday afternoon...
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  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/19/2020

    1/19/2020 9:29:47 AM, by SILVER1369

    Take what you need and give it back to others tenfold. Do you need hope? Be a beacon for others. Do you require patience? Be generous with your time. Do you lack motivation? Support someone else in achieving their dream. By helping others, you can find what you need and refuel your own soul.... Read more

  • Weigh-in day!

    1/19/2020 8:37:04 AM, by SALTLIFE45

    Weighed in this morning and I am down 5 pounds. I'll take it! 25 years ago, I'd be able to lose 10-12 pounds in 1 week! Now at 46, I don't lose weight like I used to, but that's okay. I am happy with what I accomplished this first week and am motivated to continue this journey! Happy Sunday 🙂... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quotes for 1/18/2020

    1/18/2020 11:16:24 AM, by SILVER1369

    Losing a battle doesn’t mean you’ve lost the war. Keep fighting. Learn whatever lesson comes with the loss, add that wisdom to your battle strategy, and then go back at it. You can do this. While the early morning fog may obscure the road, the sun isn’t far behind to burn away the haze. Dense p... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/16/2020

    1/16/2020 8:20:20 AM, by SILVER1369

    Let go of regret. It’s hard, isn’t it? We have to remind ourselves that no matter our choices, we make the best decision we can in the moment. While hindsight may be 20/20, we don’t always have the “best” answers right then and there. We just have to act. Even with mistakes, we can rejoice in knowin... Read more

  • Exercise

    1/15/2020 7:20:28 PM, by SALTLIFE45

    I find it dificult to get my exercise in daily, so I'm starting slow. Yesterday and today I went for a 15-20 minute walk, and did the stretching exercises listed here on Spark. I hope the stretching will help with endurance as well as strength.... Read more

  • Brain over Binge: An Animated Youtube Book Summary

    1/14/2020 4:34:59 AM, by WHITE-2
    i7cDE I must add that the core of the cure is NOT described correctly! He mentions 'talking back' to the urges but the clue is to not argue with the voice of the animal brain but to simply watch and ingore the urges to binge. ... Read more

  • New sparkteam for BRAIN OVER BINGE

    1/12/2020 5:08:06 AM, by WHITE-2

    I just started a new team to discuss the book BRAIN OVER BINGE. See my sparkpage or
    id=71521 Basic ideas from the book: Your urges to binge are only faulty brain messages Recovery Goal 1: Dismiss urges to binge (stop givi... Read more

  • Handy vegan meal planner - also for non-vegans!

    1/11/2020 9:56:51 AM, by WHITE-2
    n-meal-planner/ And, a demonstration of how to make a delicious vegan meal in 10 (ish) minutes!
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  • Here's hoping...

    1/9/2020 6:10:07 AM, by SENIMMO

    Dr. ordered dose adjustments for my PTSD meds, I'm hoping it works quickly. While Hubs was home, I woke him 3 times because I was having screaming nightmares. Sigh. Son and I are going to spend some time together today. Planning to grocery shop in green bay. Here's hoping for a good day!! ... Read more

  • The only direct cause of binge eating: urges to binge

    1/8/2020 1:25:39 PM, by WHITE-2

    "You don’t need a lengthy preparation process before you can quit, nor do you need to solve any of your other problems. You have the power in you right now to stop binge eating. To prepare, you only need to zero in on your problem and understand its cause, and set your focus on the goal of recovery... Read more

  • So, I binged...

    1/8/2020 6:37:23 AM, by SENIMMO

    On Netflix. I portioned out my comfort foods and just nibbled instead of shoving it in. Planning my grocery shopping with a few "extras". I've been wanting pizza, so I'm going to get a bag of frozen, chopped peppers and onions, and a frozen pizza. I have mushrooms and tomatoes already. I'm goi... Read more

  • Just blah.

    1/7/2020 6:15:45 AM, by SENIMMO

    That's pretty much this morning's mood. The PTSD is raging again. Therapy this morning for it, hoping it will help. Another court hearing in 3 weeks for assailant. He's still in custody, so at least I'm safe. Hubs has been home for just over 2 weeks. He's heading out later today to load... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/5/2020

    1/5/2020 3:25:21 PM, by SILVER1369

    Don’t settle for a life less than you are capable of living. Let your passion flourish and never tell yourself you can’t do better. You can do nearly anything you put your mind to. There is always another stair to climb, you just have to be willing to take the extra step. No matter what calls to you... Read more

  • TKR

    1/4/2020 2:19:10 PM, by -KARMA-

    On January 29th I'll go under the knife for the first of two Total Knee Replacements. The second one will be 3 months later. I'll be off work for 6 months. Until now I have never not worked for more than a month my entire working life. I look forward to the after, but th eduring is going to be... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/4/2020

    1/4/2020 2:05:04 PM, by SILVER1369

    The voyage of life is much like a ship on the ocean. Capable of going anywhere, as long as you are willing to hoist the sails. It’s okay to stop and take a break once in a while but don’t get stuck in the harbor, that’s not what ships are for. So pull up the anchor and go sailing — X marks the spot!... Read more

  • Awareness and anger: our true nature

    1/4/2020 1:56:25 PM, by WHITE-2

    I'm reading a Dutch translation of a book about Zen by Osho. To share the bits that really catch me, I have to translate it back to English: parts will be 'lost in translation' and also, my words are paraphrasing what Osho said so for the best experience, you'd have to go find the book! It's called ... Read more

  • Colds are no fun

    1/4/2020 11:40:29 AM, by SENIMMO

    I've got one. Ugh. Fever, chills. Sore throat, coughing from the bottom of my feet, the whole deal. I had such Hope's to get to the pool more and exercise. Can't really do that when it takes all I've got to even breathe! Of course, the PTSD kicking back in doesn't help, either. But, t... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/3/2020

    1/3/2020 9:07:17 AM, by SILVER1369

    We humans can be pretty hard on ourselves sometimes. Often we spend more time beating ourselves up over our mistakes than we do celebrating our wins. Yet, when we focus on what’s wrong, we get stressed out and set ourselves up for more mishaps. Take the time to love yourself for all the wonderful th... Read more

  • Already looking better!

    1/2/2020 1:48:26 PM, by SENIMMO

    So, I've managed to spark every day, went to the pool yesterday with hubs and had a nice half hour workout, noticed that the skin on my calves is loose! And have been more responsible and sensible with my food choices! Having my skin be loose is a HUGE victory for me. I know so many people who... Read more

  • Daily Soul Quote for 1/2/2020

    1/2/2020 8:34:54 AM, by SILVER1369

    An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. — Goi Nasu You’re Wonderfully Human. Even happy people get sad sometimes. When you’re on the path to training your b... Read more

  • Interesting article about how to overcome binge eating

    1/1/2020 2:07:47 PM, by WHITE-2

    -three-unusual-steps Quoting: "What's your single most troublesome trigger food or eating behavior? (....) Any rule you create is fine—as long as it doesn’t restrict your overall calories a... Read more

  • Soul Advice 1/1/2020

    1/1/2020 10:45:48 AM, by SILVER1369

    The approval of others is far from a requirement in life. Some of the most successful people in the world have done it all on their own, not weighed down by the thoughts and opinions of others. So, think freely and follow your heart to the path you’re meant to be on. There is no greater advice than ... Read more

  • I'm BACK!

    1/1/2020 6:44:05 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    This week I celebrate 12 years on SparkPeople. Although I have been spinning the log in wheel each day, I have not been active on SP much at all this past year. Today I start over... beginning with a blog post. 2019 was a good year but I did not lose any weight. I stayed about the same, going u... Read more

  • Thank goodness it's nearly over!

    1/1/2020 12:13:24 AM, by SENIMMO

    I'm not only ready for the year to end, I'm ready to be DONE with the whole dang DECADE! 2010 ushered in the decade with losing my dad. 2011 was good, Wayne and I finally got married. 2012 got me my new knees, and the beginning of the escalation of "mama drama". We coasted through son's high s... Read more

  • 12/31/2019

    12/31/2019 11:12:14 AM, by SILVER1369

    Friendship arises out of mere companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden). The typical expression of openin... Read more

  • Mediterranean diet or Whole Food Plant Based Diet?

    12/31/2019 5:33:16 AM, by WHITE-2

    Yesterday I wrote a blog about Paleo and Low Carb diets (based on the information from Dr. Greger's book 'How not to diet'). Since two of the comments mentioned the Mediterranean Diet as an alternative I thought I'd look that up on Dr. Greger's site Nutritionfacts. Here is an article cal... Read more

  • 12/30/2019 Quotes

    12/30/2019 10:46:05 AM, by SILVER1369

    Your life doesn’t get better in the long run with chance. It gets better with change. If life is causing you more stress than joy, odds are it’s time to switch things up. Life isn’t about doing the same thing every day, it is about following your passion. Maybe it’s time for a change — and t... Read more

  • Low-carb and Paleo diets put to the test

    12/30/2019 9:46:47 AM, by WHITE-2

    From 'How not to Diet' by M. Greger: "In a study out of MIT, researchers increased the carbohydrate intake of subjects by up to hundreds of grams a day, yet their insulin levels went down. How is that possible? The researchers (...) fed them whole plant foods (.....). What if you put someone... Read more

  • Quotes 12/29/2019

    12/29/2019 2:48:51 PM, by SILVER1369

    An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that its going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming. — Author unknown Life can be very simple when we choose not to complicate things. Live in and ... Read more

  • Quote 12/28/2019

    12/28/2019 9:41:22 AM, by SILVER1369

    Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few peo... Read more

  • 12/26/2019

    12/26/2019 11:43:34 PM, by SILVER1369

    The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. — Vincent van Gogh Your soul is the key to everything. When you learn to listen to your soul’s purpose and then focus your mind to your de... Read more

  • 12/24/2019

    12/24/2019 1:36:55 PM, by SILVER1369

    “An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.” -- Stephanie Simpson When the waves crash hard and you’re struggling to reach the shore, div... Read more

  • Quotes for 12/23/2019

    12/23/2019 3:31:58 PM, by SILVER1369

    My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions. — Eartha Kitt A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. — William Arthur Ward... Read more

  • The 17 Ingredients of the Ideal Weight Loss Diet (Dr. Greger)

    12/22/2019 9:02:18 AM, by WHITE-2

    Dr. Greger describes 17 ''ingredients to an Ideal Weight Loss Diet in his book "How Not To Diet". As the chapter titles, corresponding to those principles, are included in the 'Look Inside This Book' section on Amazon so all can see them, I figure it's okay to also share them in this blog. ... Read more