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Stop wishing & start working!

Friday, October 26, 2012



Every time I think of getting something for nothing, I think of the 80s song by the Dire Straits -- Money for Nothin'. (Can you tell I'm an 80s music junkie?) emoticon

Anyway, my parents always taught me that you can't get something for nothing -- if you want it, you have to work for it, so I'm no stranger to work.

Let's get this done, folks. Let this be the LAST time we lose this weight or reach this goal.

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Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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DRUIDPRINCESS 10/28/2012 5:32PM

    So true! And you are right... I think I have lost about 30 kgs this year... but it is the same five kilos six times over, and I am back where I started! So today, let's kick start ourselves into a new day, a new opportunity to meet those goals we set ourselves, and become ferociously determined to do all that is necessary!
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ERINMARIE424 10/26/2012 10:05PM

    I'm an 80's music junkie too. I think it's because I had MTV on about 20 hours a day back then. Good times LOL

Good blog! I hate doing things twice, especially losing weight!

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CINDYAST 10/26/2012 5:26PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for the inspiration today!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/26/2012 7:41AM

    emoticon I'm with you on this! emoticon

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DARLY55 10/26/2012 6:43AM

    YES! emoticon

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RAPUNZEL53 10/26/2012 5:05AM

  I agree!

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 10/26/2012 4:53AM

  I'll never get that song out of my head today! Ha! Good point, though.

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TCANNO 10/26/2012 4:44AM

    How true.

BTW I am a 60's gey and like Dire Straits (or some of there music)

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Feeling "Ugh!" today?

Thursday, October 25, 2012



I know I am. The first week back to work after a vacation is always hard. Your sleeping patterns are messed up, your desk might be piled high when you get back, you're tired, so you spend the whole week feeling like you're playing catch-up.

I have to be extra careful during a time like this because I have a tendency to eat some super sweet unhealthy junk. To counteract that, I have lots of healthy snacks in my desk. Ya gotta be prepared.

If you're having an "ugh" day, I hope it gets better & I hope mine does, too. Come on weekend!!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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STHAX10 10/25/2012 10:42PM

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ERINMARIE424 10/25/2012 8:48PM

    Well, I was supposed to be having the same kind of week as you....but my vacation was postponed due to my new job. So you can look on the bright side that you got one!!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 10/25/2012 5:35PM

    You are so well organised to have healthy snacks for those craving attacks!

I find that having a photo of my holiday on my desk (where only I can see it) allows me to think back to my holiday and stay calmer. If it is one of me in swimwear it reminds me that I want to keep staying fit and at a healthy weight... for my next holiday!!!
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CINDYAST 10/25/2012 3:36PM

    I think we should start a new trend and go on vacations all our normal working years and then when we're supposed to be at retirement age, we go to work! emoticon
Good luck being back this week!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/25/2012 9:23AM

    You'll make it. It isn't fun but you can do it.

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MLH148 10/25/2012 6:38AM

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Isn't it funny that you wait so long for vacation then it's gone so quick when you get back to work? Keep on plugging

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CAROL- 10/25/2012 6:21AM

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I hate coming back from vacation..

Hope you have a sparktacular day!

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Leave yesterday where it belongs . . .

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

in the past. But don't forget to learn what you can from it.



We mess up every single day. It's just human nature. Don't beat yourself up. Apologize to whomever you need to apologize to (even if it's yourself), and move on.

I am so grateful that God's mercies toward me are new every morning. I can start each day with a totally clean slate.

Lamentations 3:22-24 (NLT):

22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.

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CINDYAST 10/24/2012 1:10PM

    Loved this. emoticon Sometimes I just need a reminder to leave things from yesterday in yesterday. Have a great day!

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STHAX10 10/24/2012 12:13PM

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BIGPAWSUP 10/24/2012 8:55AM

    Take the lesson and leave the rest! Woo Hoo!

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MARYJOANNA 10/24/2012 5:59AM

  Great is His faithfulness, indeed!

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Thank you!! ::hugs:: :-)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012



I just want to thank all of you who voted for my blog yesterday. I nearly had coffee coming out of my nose (ouch!) this morning as I was reading my email & saw that I got a popular blog post award. I am truly honored.

All of you encourage me every single day & I thank you so much for that. I am positive that is why this program is such a great success. We are all helping each other work toward our goals.

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SAINTBETH 10/23/2012 12:31PM

    Good blogs earn the award. Hooray!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/23/2012 9:05AM

    You deserve it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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MLH148 10/23/2012 6:36AM

    Glad your day was made!

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Random acts of kindness.

Monday, October 22, 2012



About 6 months ago, one of my friends from high school did a project with her twin sons. They were practicing a random act of kindness every day for a month. She would take photos & post the results on her Facebook page. It was so inspiring & the boys really got into it.

My husband sent me an email last night after I went to sleep & it had some great ideas for random acts of kindness. I got a little teary-eyed reading it (I'm such a softie).

Your challenge today: Do one small random act of kindness. There are tons of ideas on Google.

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LIBBYL1 11/12/2012 11:34PM

  lovely idea!

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COOKINGSTARS 11/1/2012 4:43PM

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DRB13_1 10/29/2012 11:56PM

    RAK - good for the soul and the world emoticon

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LADYBUG546 10/24/2012 11:24PM

    Absolutely...there is a principal I know that stands waiting for the school buses every morning and after school greeting the children, staff and parents and others who walk by. It makes you feel amazing.

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TAURUSGIRL3 10/24/2012 12:57PM

  Great idea! And it feels great too!!

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LOVEMYBODY2012 10/23/2012 11:53PM

    Love the whole random acts of kindness concept. Thanks for reminding me to do this!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/23/2012 11:37PM

    Did a google search :) Might do some of this!

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REENIE131 10/23/2012 11:00PM

    Great idea. I'll start tomorrow!

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KARRENLYNN 10/23/2012 10:32PM

    What a great idea, I'm going to start tomorrow. :)


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SPERODENOVO 10/23/2012 9:24PM

  This is an awesome idea. I will google it and get some ideas. Thanks for the encouragement and for just being the beautiful person that you are!

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KALANTHA 10/23/2012 8:10PM

    Great idea!!! Do you mind if I use this as one of our "Daily Challenges"?

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BASKETLADY13 10/23/2012 8:01PM

    My workplace would be a much happier place if each employee would do this daily. Great idea.

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PINKSPIRITT 10/23/2012 6:58PM

    lend a helping hand.

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LIZAPO 10/23/2012 5:21PM

  What an wonderful idea!! We will be starting this weekend emoticon

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BEBOP4ME 10/23/2012 3:37PM

    We tried doing random acts of kindness last year during the month of December, leading up to Christmas. My then 3 and 6 year old had lots of fun with it. I did find it a challenge to do something on school days, as they were so busy. This year I plan to start in November and do it every weekend until Christmas. That way we are thinking about it well ahead of Christmas.

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FARIS71 10/23/2012 3:29PM

    Well alrighty. Let's see what I can find out there. Thanks!

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MIRFA71 10/23/2012 2:35PM

    Love this, Great idea.

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NESARIAN 10/23/2012 1:49PM

    This is a daily goal for me; search out opportunities to pay it forward.

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ORODEO73 10/23/2012 1:43PM

    I try to instill this into my children. Great job

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/23/2012 1:26PM

  I like this idea and it is a good reminder.

When I get around to it, maybe I'll continue or add to this thought.

For you see, i think these acts should be intentional ( not random / but they might mean, " here and there' as the mood hit ya .

But if we do it from not flippant niceness but the core of our beliefs, it could be powerful.

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NELLBELLA26 10/23/2012 12:47PM

    I love this! Imagine if everyone focused on a project like this, how much love and positive energy would be out there in the universe. So cool that your husband sent you some ideas.
Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. Great idea. emoticon

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BJMOLNAR 10/23/2012 12:41PM

  Keep doing kind things.

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ANGELAJAY976 10/23/2012 12:38PM

    I try everyday, I think more people should think of their day and see how many acts someone did for them.( I am not sating I am looking for Thanks) but some people cannot do this because they do not recognize it being done for them

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POISONGIRL999 10/23/2012 12:28PM

    Love this! Sounds so easy, yet when challenged you draw a blank. Google here I come :)

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KRISTEN_SAYS 10/23/2012 12:24PM

    Will do!

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MYBABYGIRLS 10/23/2012 11:18AM

    Terrific way to make someone's day! emoticon

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JLEMUS1 10/23/2012 11:18AM

    Awesome everyone should do at least one. Thanks emoticon

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STELLASMYBEBE 10/23/2012 10:50AM

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COMEONMA 10/23/2012 9:38AM

    I love this idea. I will definately get out and do something today.

Yesterday I raked my 89 year old neighbors front yard. He still tries to get out and do that kind of thing and it makes me so nervous, I try to beat him to it!

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YANKEEANGEL988 10/23/2012 9:37AM

  Awesome Idea!! :-)

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WILPERS 10/23/2012 9:31AM

  I think this is a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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PURSUEJOY 10/23/2012 9:19AM

    This is a great idea!! Thanks so much for bringing the RAC concept back to the forefront of my brain. I'm going to take this challenge and will post about it at the end of the day!

Have a wonderful day nailing all your goals!!!
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GIVENTHANKS 10/23/2012 8:52AM

    emoticon for your blog! Wouldn't it be great if everyone did this!

Pat

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AJB121299 10/23/2012 8:28AM

    nice

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JACKIE542 10/23/2012 8:26AM

    Wonderful, if we all did this everyday live would be more bearable for everyone. Thank you. emoticon

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 10/23/2012 8:25AM

  I'll do it! I'm in...

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PUPPYWHISPERS 10/23/2012 8:20AM

    Count me in! Great idea, thank you!

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1935MARY 10/23/2012 8:09AM

    That is to sweet.It is a great ideal if everyone done one act of kindness a day what a better world we would be living in, emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 10/23/2012 7:48AM

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JGRAY76 10/23/2012 7:10AM

    OK, you inspired me. I'll take that challenge on too!

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KANDOLAKER 10/23/2012 7:07AM

    Superb idea - I will do an act of kindness today! Thanks for sharing.

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4GREEN4 10/23/2012 6:07AM

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POSITIVEMARINA 10/23/2012 3:58AM

    absolutely love this idea.
i remember seeing Oprah talking about this on her show once and so the next time i went through a toll bridge, i paid for the people in the car behind me. they were soooo happy and surprised. they rolled down their car windows laughed and waved to me for ages. it felt really great.
thanks for the reminder i must do this again soon. emoticon

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FATHINSN 10/23/2012 3:25AM

    Well, today someone else did their act of kindness and that made me less sad :)

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IFEOMA4 10/23/2012 2:44AM

  I agree

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SUNNYLIFE72 10/23/2012 2:39AM

  Always a good reminder!


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SH9719 10/23/2012 1:35AM

    I like treating everyone with respect. I always say thank you at store and resteraunt counters and look them in they eye and refer to them as sir or mam. Holding doors and letting people go ahead are small things, but show respect to people.

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BIGPAWSUP 10/22/2012 9:23AM

    Awesome idea. Thanks for the reminder!

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