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Motivations that are around me ,

Sunday, June 09, 2013

I keep saying to myself , I have to motivate myself , I found the scale is a real detriment for motivation. If I lose then I kinda feel I can cheat a little.. If I gain I am depressed. I decided to open my eyes and see what motivations are lurking around me that I haven't seen .
1. The other day my son and I went shopping , we decided to take the bus instead of driving. An older lady, sat down next to my son , you could tell she didnt have much and had some handicaps and her English wasnt great , She was talking loudly to my son in some language with a few English words thrown in. but his face... When she came on the bus being loud everyone tensed , like oh Gosh dont let her sit near me ! but he smiled at her. I watched him with her , he was gently nodding and smiling , even though he didnt understand her. The sun was shinning through the bus windows and reflecting in his blonde hair and even his little goatee and his green eyes were shinning bright as he accepted the book she pulled out of her bag to show him . I thought wow Thats MY KID !~ I made that ! When she got off the bus, she hugged him and said " I DONT REMEMBER YOUR NAME BUT NOW WE ARE FAMILY ! YOU MY FAMILY ! " and he gave her the best smile in the world ! I don't take credit for him being a kind and loving person, even though I am a pretty awesome mom ! lol.. I know lots of good parents with not so great kids and great kids with not so great parents ! So really I dont take credit for that or for him being handsome * he looks just like my ex mother in law * hahahaha ! Anyways I must have done something right ! and the kindness that he always shows people and the way he feels comfortable in his own skin really does motivate me :)

  
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 6/16/2013 8:19AM

    Very sweet young man..... heartwarming.

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AMANDANCES 6/12/2013 10:41AM

    That's awesome! You and your son are amazing people -- and yes, you can take credit for him! :) Great story!

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MONANW 6/9/2013 7:13PM

    Thanks for sharing! Brought tears to my eyes. You son sounds like a wondefully kind person and that means a lot!

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ANNMACP0212 6/9/2013 2:46PM

    What an awesome story! Your son sounds like a terrific kid...kudos to you!!

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The mind is a terrible thing to Waist !

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Our thought process is like a two edged sword , It can cut both ways . I learned this this week ! The scale wasn't budging and that lead to a lot of negative thoughts and also amnesia . I am a failure . always will be a failure , I am ugly , disgusting . and also I forgot I lost 40 pounds . I forgot how much weight 40 pounds is . I forgot that I threw out a lot of my clothes because they are too big for me now . but then I think God gave me a message because I KNOW IT DIDNT COME FROM ME ! not with all the negative thoughts I have been having lately ! I always tell my son "When God wants to communicate with us , He starts out with a whisper , then if you don't listen he Yells ! and then if you still dont listen HE KNOCKS YOU OVER THE HEAD WITH A SLEDGE HAMMER .. So listen to the whispers if you can. " I think he got sick of me insulting what he made , so this time He didnt have to shout or hit me over the head , I listened to his whisper.
I was putting some sunscreen on and all of a sudden I went ! Wow , I feel muscles in my legs I never felt before ! Then as I was doing my arms I again said Wow more muscles I never felt before ! As I got dressed I put on a pair of shorts that last year would have looked like daisy dukes on me but this year they are baggy ! Something in my mind told me to remember the day I bought those shorts.. and how disapointed I was that they were way to revealing for my taste , and now they hang on me and nothing clings !The other day I had a sundae and I thought omg ! I over ate I blew it I am a failure again but when I came back and tracked my food on Spark , I saw I had 23 calories left for the day ! Ive decided not to be hard on myself . To make smaller goals and to listen to the whispers and say to myself everytime I have a negative thought , That thought is making you gain weight ! get rid of it ! Not only that but this morning I got on the scale and I Finally lost a pound . emoticon
My advice is to anyone who wants it , I was eating on track and exercising I didnt lose . The fact that I realized some positive truths about me this week was what made me lose that pound ! So please realize that your mind can play a huge difference in your health even if you are eating and exercising well. Please remember your accomplishments . Start looking for even the tiniest changes for the better and do not be hard on yourself ! I wish that every single person here will meet their goals because if we all feel better about ourselves , its the first step in making this world a better place for everyone ! End of sermon ! emoticon

  
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 6/16/2013 8:22AM

    That is an excellent point. Love your writing style......down-to-earth and real, with humor.

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BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY 6/4/2013 8:47PM

    Yes, the mind does in fact play a huge role when it comes to weight loss. It is difficult when a person gets into the habit of demeaning themselves and saying they are fat or ugly, I have been there and I often need to remind myself to listen to God's whispers like you said. Thank you for the reminder of how important it is to not beat ourselves up and focus on the positive. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COOP9002 6/2/2013 2:28PM

    Thanks for sharing your insights. Continued blessings to you on your journey.

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CAROLJEAN64 6/2/2013 12:35PM

    I think we miss way too much by ignoring our mind body connection. Thanks for the reminder.

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CHERIJ16 6/2/2013 12:33PM

    Excellent blog! Thank you so much for sharing some of your insight. It is very realistic and inspirational. emoticon

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GYPSYROVER 6/2/2013 12:29PM

    emoticon That was NOT a sermon- it was a really inspiring, down-to-earth account of reality and I loved it! emoticon And God DOES make sure we hear Him! He used YOU to speak to ME today! emoticon is our God!


emoticon Have a blessed day! emoticon

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The quiet time.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.
― Norton Juster
There's been a quiet for days .I have been questioning myself , what is wrong with me that I can stay on track and exercise and not lose . and then binge and know Im binging and how bad I feel afterward and yet not stop it. I have been trying to analyze myself to really get to the bottom of it . I think sometimes my weight means more to someone else then to me. The encouragement when I do good and the reprimands when I do badly...but even the encouragement feels bad sometimes.The compliments feel bad . When your told your pretty but you don't feel pretty . Then when you feel the need to be perfect and it makes you just notice every one of your imperfections .
I never really notice things about other people . I remember one lady I worked with and she said something about how she had lost her teeth , I was shocked and never noticed ...Another time someone said to me about a girl I know . She would be really pretty if she didn't have that one droopy eye . I never noticed... My best friend says hes going bald , I look and I cant see it.Even though he repeatedly shows bends his head down and says LOOK !HERE !!.
I just wonder what would happen if nobody noticed my imperfections and just saw me .What would happen if I stopped looking at my own like I never look at other peoples. I don't know . I hope this quiet I feel inside right now will help me understand why I do what I do and feel what I feel, and to learn to see myself the way I see other people.

  
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 6/28/2013 6:50AM

    Love this blog. The quote is amazing. Love the way you sense your own
special quiet and the way you think things through.

As far as noticing..........I think most people don't notice a lot of things!
I did a blog on that point after I came back from vacation this spring.
It actually kind of turned me around my thinking some.



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ELSCO55 5/27/2013 11:07PM

    We area all beautiful in his eyes.

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63KEEPONGOING 5/27/2013 6:55PM

  More importantly think how God feels about you just as you are. He thinks you are beautiful, special, and one of a kind; for after all He gave you life.
Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Have a wonderful day and just know you are beautiful.
I use to think the most negatives thoughts of myself; but then I realized that would be throwing off on my maker. I need to try to maintain a healthy body for his glory.
He sure has to help me big time. emoticon

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Channeling Raymond Burr .

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I know they say you should give yourself positive affirmations


I always have a hard time doing that . I look in the mirror and say some but all I do back is grimace and say " YEAH RIGHHHT !"
So yesterday out of the blue I channeled Raymond Burr or did he just appear ? I am not sure...
I have been having issues with my scale. Well maybe not the scale so much its new but my floor , I live in a wonderful old Victorian house with sloping floors , So I can weigh in with five pounds up or ten pounds down ! I was trying to even the floor by putting books under the scale and placing it in various places around the apartment .Needless to say I was getting aggravated , That's when Raymond Burr waltzed in , with his suave masculine charisma " What are you doing ?" " I am trying to get this #$$%%!!! Scale to work ! " " You know your a wonderful woman .. Your smart and intelligent ..Does it matter what the number is on the scale as long as you can tell if you lost or gained ? I personally never cared about my weight .." " Yeah right but your Raymond Burr ! Your drop dead sexy even though your fat ! " at this remark Raymond narrowed his eyes and gave a huff " If you don't mind I prefer PORTLY, " Then he went on ... " I am here to tell you that your beautiful just the way you are . If you want to improve , then improve ..but remember you can do anything you set your mind to , I have faith in you ."
A m I crazy ? No I dont think so .. although others might disagree ! The affirmations seemed to be more real and less silly when Raymond said them ! emoticon

  
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_LINDA 5/25/2013 2:36PM

    Too cute! Fantastic pep talk! This should be telling you something, maybe your house knows -you don't need a scale! If you are exercising regularly and eating healthy and making it a permanent lifestyle change, all the numbers and clothing sizes will eventually follow, and the bonus is you will feel great!
Keep up the great work!
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CAROLJEAN64 5/25/2013 1:45PM

    Love this..... Thanks for posting. Also, I am sure Raymond Burr would say "Portly."

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Fresh start and the BBC .

Friday, May 17, 2013

The other day I was talking to my friend , shes in her mid fifties and she is always talking about her OLD AGE! Hey I do it too ! I am trying to change my mindset about this though. So , to make a short story long. my friend was telling me she was watching her new neighbor . Her new neighbor was young , perky had cute red pig tails .,My friend said " I used to be her .I felt sad looking at her . I am old now...
Well she called me yesterday. This "how the conversation went.
"My new neighbor came over yesterday.We had coffee."
"Really? how was she ? whats her story ?"
"Shes divorced , has two kids 30 and 27"
"Two kids 30 and 27 !!! emoticon How old is she ! "
"Oh shes my age.."
Theres a lesson in this Story I think. American movies ,tv shows ,and commericals tend to show women that are Perfect ! Nobody is over weight , wrinkle commercials show 20 year old models. or if they are older they are air brushed , tucked , sucked. pinned, injected, dyed , enhanced..oh the list can go on !
Why don't we start looking at real women in our neighborhood, that we can use as healthy role models , !
My son said to me the other day ... "Have you noticed there's a lot more older chicks on BBC and they are hot ! " Well I don't know how I feel about my 21 year old son saying that ! lol but I checked it out ! yeah theres lots of shows on the BBC that feature older women or realistic looking women as the main character so to quell the negative voices in my head I am going to start doing two things !
1 .Look at women in my neighborhood that embody the qualities I want to have !
2. Start watching more BBC !

  
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AMANDANCES 5/21/2013 1:02PM

    LOVE this! I won't read beauty or fashion magazines because they all make me feel old and ugly.

Sometimes I think we only REALLY get old in our minds. Have you seen the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? It kind of addresses that.

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OWL_20 5/17/2013 8:31PM

    LOL, love your son's comment! Maybe the American networks could take heed!

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JEWELS571 5/17/2013 2:40PM

    Love this!! Thanks!

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