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Today's Inspiration

Monday, October 20, 2014



I liked this quote this morning, it really is true.

I am at Son #2s home this morning. I could not wait to blog today because even though I put off beginning "the Complete Beck Diet Solution" officially until I get home with Coach SLENDERELLA61, I have been being very conscious of WHAT and WHERE and HOW MUCH food I am putting into my body. I have even gone back to WEIGHING my food each time before I let it into my body (this is the BIGGEST thing...I always ate the RIGHT STUFF...just was getting "sloppy". I went for a walk yesterday (my "old" body doesn't let me just sit like my boys do so much because its joints "complain" terribly). End of story for now, I FEEL like I may be down a pound or two (probably water) but I feel GREAT.

Again, I cannot thank all my "Spark Greats" for all their inspiration every day! I KNOW I'm gonna make it!

And I believe we are on day 8 of "the streak"

Have a really blessed week everyone....you ALL bless me!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/20/2014 3:28PM

    You are doing emoticon Weighing and measuring your food does become a habit. I remember when I first started in 2011. It was Christmas Day and I took my trusty food scale to Christmas dinner and was weighing out my meal. Everyone was laughing at me. They thought it was a "phase" and it was pass. I would lose some weight, go on the trip and gain it back. HAH fooled them. 2 years later, I was down 120 pounds and now 2 years later I am still down 120 pounds. So who is laughing now. emoticon emoticon

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LJCANNON 10/20/2014 2:30PM

    emoticon Small, Consistent Changes is where you will find Success ... or Failure. We (meaning ME!) very often forget that Small Changes in the Kitchen can Wreck everything we do in the Gym. Thanks for the reminder! !

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    Sounds like you have great stuff to look forward to! emoticon

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GINIEMIE 10/20/2014 1:25PM

    My son thinks it starts at the grocery store. You have to buy the right stuff to have it in the kitchen.
Day 8 and I'm still tagging along. I need to limit my portions too.
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SWEDE_SU 10/20/2014 12:06PM

    i love the message - thanks for sharing!

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SHAWFAN 10/20/2014 11:50AM

    I'm still thinking about that 21 day Solution, Gaye. Don't know if i can commit to that since I don't do the cooking in our house. I need to do something though. I'll think about it. Day 8 and I'm still working on it. Have a great day! emoticon

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JESS0107 10/20/2014 11:06AM

    That's it!! The secret is revealed!!

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NANCYPAT1 10/20/2014 9:31AM

    great post

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DALID414 10/20/2014 9:04AM

    Happy new week!

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GAILANN48 10/20/2014 8:50AM

    Way to go! It must feel wonderful to be moving so measurably toward your goals. Well done!

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KALIGIRL 10/20/2014 8:30AM

    Here's to feeling emoticon
Love your new journey!

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SANDRALEET 10/20/2014 8:08AM

    Yes portion control

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 10/20/2014 7:26AM

    Yes, it all happens in the kitchen and other places where food is prepared and consumed. That's where the real action is, gain or lose!

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/20/2014 7:24AM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing! The 21 day fix, sounds very interesting!!!

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MOBYCARP 10/20/2014 7:10AM

    Yes, it really is about the kitchen. Even though I run, and have a truly gaudy calorie allowance, I know this is true: You can't out-run a crappy diet.

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/20/2014 6:42AM

    My own experience bears this out: even though I am very active now, I had to start with better eating, or I would feel too sluggish to even START moving more.

Good luck, and good job on the 8 day streak!

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LEANJEAN6 10/20/2014 6:30AM

    I believe that you are going to make it too!-Hugs-Lynda

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SCHECK5 10/20/2014 6:11AM

    I love the 21 day fix...keep it up!!

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Today's Inspiration - Sunday

Sunday, October 19, 2014



Somehow I believe that if this relationship is in good shape, most of the rest of your life goes, at the very least, better!

Day 7 on streak

Have a blessed Sunday, even if it is cold where you are!

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MISSM66 10/20/2014 9:51AM

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JOYINKY 10/20/2014 7:43AM

    I agree! You can't out exercise a poor diet. You ARE making it Gaye!
I love both your quotes and your sharing every morning. Thanks!

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/19/2014 11:26PM

    I so agree with you. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 10/19/2014 4:39PM

    I certainly agree that when our health is IN BALANCE the rest of my life is too

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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/19/2014 3:50PM

    emoticon Have a great and healthy week Gaby.

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DALID414 10/19/2014 2:23PM

    Definitely a relationship.
Happy Sunday

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GINIEMIE 10/19/2014 11:11AM

    Whew, I made it to day 7, now to work at the contents of my food tracking. Really Ginie Mie, remember what Gayle is telling you.... and work on this relationship.
Thanks my friend.
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SHAWFAN 10/19/2014 11:08AM

    emoticon Gaye! Let's keep doing this! On my way to the gym soon for a great workout with a fitness trainer, then work on the elliptical for at least 30 minutes. Day 7 and we're doing great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/19/2014 10:52AM

    emoticon on that streak! And so true about the relationship with your body!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 10/19/2014 10:44AM

    I agree, If we don't have a good relationship with our body, listen to it and do everything we can to make it the best we can we will feel lousy and have little interest in interacting with life. Have a great Sunday.

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DOGLADY13 10/19/2014 9:11AM

    It is chilly here, but I'm going to make it a great day! Church, fellowship with friends and an afternoon with more friends. I'm blessed. Hope you have a wonderful day, too.

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SANDRALEET 10/19/2014 8:42AM

    When you do it because you want to not because I should it becomes you

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SANDICANE 10/19/2014 8:40AM

    Ah ha! So you're also part of this Beck group...me too. I hear Slenderella is FABULOUS...you snagged yourself a good coach and so did I. Onward we go toward peace, health and happiness!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/19/2014 8:40AM

    Yes, when you don't feel well, nothing else matters much.

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WATERMELLEN 10/19/2014 8:25AM

    Great message -- and I'm so glad that Marsha is going to be your Beck diet coach: what a wonder that woman is!!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/19/2014 8:14AM

    I agree even though my body isn't always on the same page!

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GOLFGMA 10/19/2014 7:57AM

    My body is not cooperating right now but I do agree! emoticon

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JCLJR4547 10/19/2014 7:35AM

  RIGHT ON! HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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MSLZZY 10/19/2014 7:33AM

    emoticon Have a super Sunday! HUGS!

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Today's Inspiration

Saturday, October 18, 2014



It's a windy and ugly (again) day in MI....I do hope it's nicer where you all are!

Have another blessed day no matter what your weather is....the weather should not affect our blessings!

I forgot....we are all three on day 6!!!!! emoticon

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JUDITH316 10/19/2014 1:37AM

    Indeed we are a Blessed People and Nation, we serve a Mighty God...Great Blog, emoticon emoticon emoticon for sharing... today in Vancouver we had both rain and sunshine, yes a beautiful day...

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JOANNS4 10/18/2014 6:58PM

    We are having good weather here in northwest WA state. Due for rain again on Monday. lots of maple leaves everywhere in my woods. emoticon

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Hugs,
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SJHARRIS53 10/18/2014 3:51PM

    Beautiful weather here in north Georgia, and gorgeous fall colors too! Absolutely, weather doesn't take away from our blessings, but this weather is a blessing!

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DALID414 10/18/2014 2:29PM

    The weather should definitely not affect our blessings!
Happy Saturday! ( I can say that because I'm not at work today!)

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LUCYCAN7 10/18/2014 1:35PM

  It was bright beautiful sunny morning it is cloudy in the 60s here in KY
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JUDY1676 10/18/2014 12:43PM

    It's cloudy and quite cool here in IA!
Have a great weekend-- whatever the weather!

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SLENDERELLA61 10/18/2014 12:16PM

    It's gorgeous blue sky day here in central Florida. Actually one of our first cool mornings, but plenty warm now. I'm enjoying, even though I had to run treadmill due to a little dizziness. Hope you can make the best of your day, too.

Thanks for the great poster. It is so true. Love to be lean!!! -Marsha

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GERIKRAGH 10/18/2014 11:37AM

    Yes, it's nicer here but still too warm in the 80s. Calif. needs some gray, rainy days--lots of them!

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LACY77 10/18/2014 11:34AM

    I agree! :) emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/18/2014 11:08AM

    I love your quote for the day. It is so true. You can't really hide what you eat, you are what you eat. emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/18/2014 10:48AM

    Great poster and a good reminder to eat as clean as possible. Hope the wind lets us and you can enjoy your day.

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WATERMELLEN 10/18/2014 10:42AM

    Just love that -- we DO "wear it"; our bodies track every mouthful relentlessly, whether "we" do or not!!!!

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GINIEMIE 10/18/2014 10:03AM

    We are blessed with low 50s this morning and sun. It'll get hotter, but I'm loving cool nights and mornings. It is invigorating, besides I can breathe fresh air.
Day 5 for this, I think I'm on day 15 of logging in and Trivia. I remember once being over 150 emoticon for all of it....explains why what your post said is true.
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LKWQUILTER 10/18/2014 9:56AM

    Beautiful cool morning in south GA.

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/18/2014 9:46AM

    It's a cool morning.... BUT we have emoticon, which makes it gorgeous!!!

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SHAWFAN 10/18/2014 9:36AM

    Beautiful, but cold day here in KC, Gaye. Hope your weather improves. Day 5 is on...or is it Day 6? LOL Getting confused here! Have a wonderful day!!

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KALIGIRL 10/18/2014 9:15AM

    Ah - so true - hope your weather improves!

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/18/2014 8:46AM

    It's sunny and cool by Fl. standards as it is 59 at the moment.... 8:45 am. We will get to a high of 84 today.

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 10/18/2014 8:46AM

    We have abundant sunshine and a perfect Florida day ahead -- the only bluster down here is the sound of my own thoughts.

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NEW-CAZ 10/18/2014 8:45AM

    lovely here, just got the lawns cut! One more before winter should do it.
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SANDRALEET 10/18/2014 8:42AM

    No globule warming is coming What we do always has results admite it or not

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EVIE4NOW 10/18/2014 8:40AM

  We have had a beautiful week of weather here in Omaha. The trees and shrubs are all turning their glorious colors. Too soon they will blanket the earth.

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MICKEYD4 10/18/2014 8:31AM

    True. It's cold and rainy here in the windy city ( Chicago) but a great start this morning 10 miles done already.

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/18/2014 8:24AM

    Amen! emoticon

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REJOHNSON3 10/18/2014 8:21AM

    It is a great day here along the mighty Merrimack River in Essex County, Massachusetts. Keep up your good work for your good health.

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Today's Inspiration

Friday, October 17, 2014



This is one that I cannot be reminded of too many times....I can be pretty hard on myself.

I am pretty excited today about something that happened yesterday. I have had the Beck books, The Beck DIET Solution, The Beck Diet Solution Weight Loss Workbook, and The Beck Diet for Life books for some time. I really didn't know where to start....so have held onto them for awhile without doing ANYTHING (shame of me....I'm "afraid" of new things thinking, "what if they don't work for ME". So many of my favs on Spark had talked about the program and how good it is.

"WATERMELLEN" recently started a series of daily blogs about her revisiting the Beck program (if you are interested here is where they start):

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I do hope that worked....I don't have a lot of luck posting links on Spark. Anyway, on her first day I read a response from one of my many favorites in maintenance for quite some time, SANDERELLA61 and I wrote her asking how she liked the program too and she wrote me back and OFFERED TO MENTOR me! I am SO very excited! I believe it will really help me...I am on a trip next week to see my kids and then I will start! THANK YOU SO MUCH Marsha (SLENDERELLA61) You MADE my week/month/year!

Today is streak day 5

Have a great and blessed TGIF, everyone!

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KLMEIRING 10/18/2014 2:45AM

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DALID414 10/17/2014 11:46PM

    TGIF

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SPEDED2 10/17/2014 11:32PM

    Thanks for sharing the link.

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LUCYCAN7 10/17/2014 2:29PM

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GINIEMIE 10/17/2014 11:46AM

    Wishing you well with that Gaye. I'm excited about being on day 5 of our streak challenge. I came on to track my food and saw your blog... I'm on it. I'll check back with you later.
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LKWQUILTER 10/17/2014 11:27AM

    Sounds like you have made a good plan Gaye.

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KALIGIRL 10/17/2014 11:17AM

    Wonderful! Great program and mentors to boot!
Hope it works for you.

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JANET552 10/17/2014 11:12AM

    Good luck!

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MSLZZY 10/17/2014 9:47AM

    emoticon A mentor! Great!
Have an awesome Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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JESS0107 10/17/2014 9:01AM

    Beautifully said!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/17/2014 8:28AM

    High Five for the Sparking going on in your world!

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/17/2014 8:09AM

    Marsha is a treasure of a Sparkfriend, for sure. I know you'll benefit! emoticon

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JOYINKY 10/17/2014 8:02AM

    Wonderful quote!


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SANDRALEET 10/17/2014 7:59AM

    Slow balanced more active works best for me

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SPINNINGJW 10/17/2014 7:24AM

    I too, am curious about the Beck program. Maybe I will have to check it out.

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Today's Inspiration

Thursday, October 16, 2014



No, I'm not having another bad day, thankfully, and I hope none of you are either. This just reminds me that it's only ONE day...we can choose to make it bad or good from that point on no matter what it is!

Have a blessed Thursday everyone (and I DO mean that each day) and for you workers tomorrow is FRIDAY!

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DALID414 10/16/2014 11:53PM

    The day just got away from me

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NANCYPAT1 10/16/2014 11:11PM

    I am glad your Thursday was blessed - mine was too - hopefully Friday will be even better.

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WATERMELLEN 10/16/2014 10:36PM

    I often remind myself that it's "just a bad moment" and probably 20 minutes from now I'll feel better -- usually helps!!!

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SHAWFAN 10/16/2014 9:03PM

    Good thought, Gaye! Thank you and YES! On to Day 4! Day 3 was a success, other than my granddaughter getting hurt. Please pray that she's ok. Mom has her at ergent care right now and we're hoping her ankle isn't broken.
Thanks,
Julie

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    emoticon for Day 4! Well done!

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SPEDED2 10/16/2014 7:15PM

    WTG!

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 10/16/2014 5:08PM

    We have to keep a perspective which is not as easy as it sounds!

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GINIEMIE 10/16/2014 3:56PM

    Yep we are on day 4 and I'm recording as soon as I respond to this. Erik and I volunteered at the hospital today so I'm a little late logging in but I'm not skipping it.
So true Gaye one or two bad days does not turn your life to bad.
Thanks hope you have a blessed remainder of the day and a Happy Friday.
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LJCANNON 10/16/2014 2:24PM

    emoticon Thanks! Have a Blessed Day!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/16/2014 1:21PM

    Good for you Gaby. I forgot what day it is for me, but I have been good since I restarted. I am thinking about pizza, one with the works for lunch though. I have company and there will be no leftovers. If I drink water and don't be a pig, and order a side of mozzarella garlic bread I probably will be on the high end of my calories, but over on fat. I just may have talked myself out of it. It does sound better than Progresso soup though. emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 10/16/2014 10:29AM

    I like the thought.

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JESS0107 10/16/2014 10:05AM

    That's right. Bad days only last for so long and then it's over.

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NEW-CAZ 10/16/2014 9:52AM

    My singing idol, Robbie Williams has this as a line in one of his recent songs, it struck a chord with me immediately.

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JOYINKY 10/16/2014 9:35AM

    There was a time; pre menopause, when I had bad days that I would call (black days, as in stay in bed under the covers in the dark!). But I would push through them because I NEVER had more than 3 in a row. I actually plotted them on a calendar! Just knowing there are better days ahead helps!

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GAILANN48 10/16/2014 9:18AM

    Amen!

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SANDRALEET 10/16/2014 9:15AM

    Some things not in our control its how we look at it

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