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Monday, December 14, 2009

Mac's top 20 Quotes ...

Life is not about waiting for the storms to's about learning to dance in the rain.~Vivian Greene
Sometimes our candle goes out, but is blown into flame by an encounter with another human being.~Albert Schweitzer
When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.~J. Lubbock
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.~Henry Ford
Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life is hard.~Unknown
To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?~Katharine Graham
Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting golden delicious.~Bill Meyer
You can have anything you want in life if you just help enough other people get what they want.~Zig Ziglar
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.~Abraham Lincoln
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.~Benjamin Franklin
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.~Winston Churchill
What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.~Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.~Aristotle
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.~Wayne Gretsky
Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.~Frederick B. Wilcox
A journey of a thousand miles begins within a single step.~Chinese Proverb
The key is not to prioritize what's on the schedule, but to schedule your priorities.~Stephen Covey
All things are difficult before they are easy.~John Norley
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.~Will Rogers
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for...~Joseph Addison

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PUGLOVER1999 12/15/2014 1:07AM

    This blog is 5 years old today, but I like it!

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JUDITH316 11/4/2012 8:08PM

    Great quotes, thanks for sharing... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMALIA8 12/30/2009 9:27AM

    Those are wonderful quotes! Thanks for sharing them with us. :)

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LESSOFMOORE 12/15/2009 8:46PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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Best Websites of the Decade

Friday, December 04, 2009

I thought this was interesting and hope you do too!!
Big Hugs,

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DDKITTYP1MP 12/5/2009 1:23PM

    Spark people is missing!!!!!!! emoticon And I would say that Facebook should be #1! Way better then twitter!

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How to Be Wild at Heart

Friday, November 27, 2009

A friend sent me this and I liked it and hope you do too!!

How to Be Wild at Heart

A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages. Tenessee Williams
Flying free

The last thing "being wild" means is seeking drug-thrills or being promiscuous. Wild does not mean hanging out in a bar, getting drunk, and wrecking your new car in a cow pasture. Wild is not about your gang slipping into the school at night and trashing the hallways and running off into the night howling with feral laughter. Wild is about real adventure, either in the world, or in the mind. Understanding that WikiHow is about answers and not questions, our task is to think out a 12 step plan, a “how-to” that teaches the caged bird to fly free, and the free bird to accept the limitless sky. Go forth and unleash your heart.


1. Begin by considering the essence of Tenessee Williams' quote. The quote precedes this article. There are two implied characters. The wild at heart who is "caged", and the wild at heart who has managed to "fly free". But, there are two conditions implied here as well. Ought we not also consider what it means to be “caged” rather than “free?” And what is “free” after all? How you perceive freedom makes all the difference between contentment and discontentment. Freedom exists as much in being amongst those around you as it does in being away from them. Once you accept this, it will be easier to stop feeling overwhelmed by company and the busyness of the world.
2. Know who you are, by forgiving who you're not. Who we are is important. Don't change "you" for someone else or to fit what you think someone wants you to be. Maybe you have habits that need attention but your personality is the kernel of who you are and the world needs your special contribution. You can deal with bad habits but if you suppress who you really are, you will suffer internal rage that will affect your life in a negative way.
3. Start a journal. It takes effort to discover what you really want out of life. Writing down your feelings, thoughts and ideas is a great method for making sense of this effort. Maybe you dream of leaving your family and driving off into the sunset, but in reality all you want to do is stay at home. If this is true, you will discover this as you write in your journal. There's nothing wrong or weak about dreams. And there is nothing wrong with living in a world that is not your dream. Ask the question: "How can I make this place I am in an adventure?"
4. Treasure your dreams. Work at keeping your dreams alive while waiting for the opportunity to weave them into your current situation. Don't lose sight of them; occasionally modifications may be needed as part of a reality check but never modify your dreams because they feel impossible or because you feel hemmed in by a situation. Work to change the external barriers so that your dreams can become possible.
5. Never be dissatisfied with what you have. Learn to build on what you have. No imaginable life situation is limiting in and of itself. Think of Christopher Reeve and the strength he held despite his injury and how he made the most of the remaining years of his life. You will always have more than you realize. If not health, then a sense of humor. If not wealth, then health. And so on. Always check off the things that are positive about your life before becoming mired in the negative.
6. Read biographies. It has all been done before, felt before and wondered about before. We are simply fortunate enough nowadays to be able to access an enormous array of insights of others through reading. Learn from other people's struggles for freedom and how other people have dealt with being a voice in the wilderness. Learn about how they found their "special place" that cradled them with hope and care when everything else felt oppressive and negative. Reach for their inspiration and take it as yours.
7. Heed warnings from those you respect. Don't take to heart the criticisms of people you barely know or whom you don't respect. They don't know you and they don't understand what makes you tick. But listen very carefully when someone you respect very much gives you a constructive warning about aspects of your behaviour. If you are honest with yourself and look deep inside, they may just be telling you what you already know. Act upon it sensibly and calmly. Make the difference that will still permit your freedom but will tone down the craziness that you may be revealing on the outside.
8. Avoid materialism. Amassing things can never take place of the strength of good relationships, a sense there are people you can turn to in time of need and appreciation of the world around you. Don't let yourself become weighed down by the things in your lifestyle - an enormous mortgage, a car you're too afraid to drive for fear of denting it, a house you're too afraid to leave for fear of burglary - these are the worst gilded cages you can ever find yourself stuck in.
9. Get out. Simple to say but often hard to do. Get away from your desk, get out of your house, get out of your city, get out of your country. Do something different from the normal. Take a safari in Africa, a canoe trip on a local lake or a trip to a part of the city you've never thought about before. Being mobile will often allay feelings of being caged or tied down to one place or activity. Accept that you are someone who needs to get out and feel the dew on your face early in the morning and the wind whipping through your hair. It is who you are - cater to it, don't bottle it up.
10. Know the difference between anger and wild. The difference is important because it can direct your behavior for your own good or to your detriment:
* Anger is bitterness, holding onto a grudge, a past hurt or an obsession. Anger is haunting, de-motivating and draining. Anger is the enemy of freedom; it is the cage-lock.
* Wild is knowing who you are, what you want and striving for the freedom to enjoy the adventure of life. Wild is unlocking cages that prevent you from becoming who you are fully and making a full contribution to the world.
11. Figure out who you are apart from everyone. There is a strange bind in those who are highly independent and seek freedom and yet desperately seek the approval and tolerance of others. This tension and pull can tear you apart if you do not take care of your internal needs and face the reasons why you crave others' acceptance so intensely. Take time away to build up your self-esteem and beliefs without being influenced by others. Then you will be in a better position to avoid hurt when criticized and will be able to cope with confrontation instead of seeking to run because you feel suffocated or oppressed.
12. Contribute to others' well-being. It isn't all about yourself. It is about you as part of humankind, as part of the amazing place we call Earth. You have an obligation to treasure the life you have and to respect the lives of others. When your dreams, needs and wants do not seem to gel with what is happening around you, sometimes it is a chance to stop and ask yourself how you can make a difference for other people. This shifts the focus away from you. Often, in the process of helping others find their place in this world, you find yours. Don't dismiss the power of sharing your wisdom and teaching your skills with others. It is the most noble thing a person can ever do.

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DHAZ09 11/28/2009 11:48AM

    Thanks for sharing this!!

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BUSYMOM206 11/27/2009 10:07PM

    what a cool article!

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LSCHULER72 11/27/2009 2:41PM

    You know, I've read that before and really liked it then, too. I have a friend that really needs to read this with her life right now the way it is. I can't wait to share it with her!
Thank you, and Happy Holidays!


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SHANNONSTILLS 11/27/2009 11:18AM

  wow that was long

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How to make a virtual 3D model-Weight Loss Simulator

Monday, November 02, 2009

I have been trying to find a virtual model like some of them I've seen on other peoples pages and I found a link to do just that.
Here is my before virtual model- 193 pounds

Here is my goal model at 140 pounds

Here is the link- it's really easy!! You don't have to fill out any forms or log in etc.

You can choose different bathing suits- Have Fun!!


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YEAROFTHERABBIT 1/9/2011 3:24PM is where I ended up doing mine. I tried using the link you posted, but it looks like for some reason they're not doing it anymore.

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CARO-SLIM-LINE 12/17/2009 5:41PM

    Nah, not working for me either :(

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EHARWELL 12/15/2009 12:50PM

    Ok. I feel better that I'm not the only one it's not working for.

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SLFRISBEY 12/14/2009 2:43PM

    Awww, it's not working for me either and I wanted to see me looking hot! lol

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CLARE83 12/14/2009 12:54PM

    I cannot seem to access link. Is there another site/link to use?

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EHARWELL 12/12/2009 5:42PM

    Is it just me? This is not working.

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LANETU 12/10/2009 1:31PM

    thx so much!

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LISANANCY 12/6/2009 7:37PM

    Thanks for the link.

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AMBERLEIGHM1 11/5/2009 2:17AM

    Thanks for the link this is exactly the motivation I need.

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RUTHIEBEAR 11/2/2009 6:11PM

    THanks for sharing this!

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SOFEDUPP 11/2/2009 5:18PM

    Thanks for the link. I think I may just give it a try.

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STAFFORDROSE 11/2/2009 3:55PM

    Thanks for the link. Boy am I gonna look fantastic!! I can't wait!! emoticon

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SCRAPPY_RN 11/2/2009 1:27PM

    Thank you for posting

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CUTESUZYQ 11/2/2009 1:26PM

    Thanks for sharing the info!!

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NOVASCOTIA13 11/2/2009 1:26PM

    Thanks for that......was wondering where they were coming from?


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JAZZYJUDE 11/2/2009 12:36PM

    OH I so wanted to know how to do it! I haven't clicked on the link you provided, but the last time I had to click on so many buttons and whatnot, I wasn't able to get a final product. It was way too much to 'click' on and too complicated for me. Hopefully, this link will help me through the steps easier!

Thank you! Jazzy!!

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FEATHERSPRINGS 11/2/2009 12:20PM

    This ws great ! I am adding mine to my page today!

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FROGLEGS103 11/2/2009 12:18PM

  Thanks for posting this! I just created my model and I'm more determined then ever!

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Benzo Blues

Saturday, October 31, 2009

I started taking Ativan a benzodiazapine for anxiety attacks and my Dr. never mentioned that they are very addicting. I have been taking them since 1991 and want to stop taking them and use natural methods that are healthy like meditation, exercise and deep breathing, but I have tried to get off them before and couldn't.
Now I am angry and am determined to get off of them. I know I can't go cold turkey because it would be very dangerous. So I will be cutting down and I would like to ask you to pray for me that I will be able to do it!!

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JUDITH316 11/4/2012 8:24PM

    I want you to know my thoughts and prayers will be with you, my heart goes out to you, I encourage you to meet with your doctor to get the support you will need and his direction on what dosage to take as you slowly come off this med. Because you have been on this medication for so long your body systems have adjusted accordingly, it is possible to come off this medication but it has to be done under doctor's care and supervision, he or she will reduce the amount of dosage gradually over a period of time to help your body adjust to the reduced dosage. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions carefully, I can't say this enough; you must be diligent in following your doctor's instructions & guidelines if you are going to be successful in coming off this medication. The bottom line is I am here for you and will stand with you providing my friendship and more importantly of all, my prayers emoticon

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NOVASCOTIA13 11/1/2009 4:49AM

    Will be sending you good thoughts to do this. Have you considered going to a Naturopath to see what they might be able to offer you in way of support naturally while you do this?

take care, Laura

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AMBERLEIGHM1 11/1/2009 1:59AM

    You've got my prayers, I wish you the best and kudos for trying other methods. I hope you find something you are comfortable with without having additional symptoms.

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SHOAPIE 10/31/2009 10:13PM

    I hope you have discussed this with your MD and have enlisted his/her assistance. It can be very dangerous to get off benzos with out medical help. Best wishes to you on getting off them.

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