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Hang in there!!

Friday, December 21, 2012



We all have days where we just want to give up & throw in the towel. Don't do it!!! Don't give up because it's hard. Most things in life are hard.



Instead of looking at the big picture (I have 40 pounds to lose), just look at one aspect of the picture at a time (make a small goal of losing 2 or 3 pounds over the next 2 weeks). It's ok if progress is slow -- slow is still progress.



If you mess up, don't worry about it. Just take the lesson with you & move forward.



Thank you all so much for your kindness & support. You guys & gals ROCK!! emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BRIDGIRL 12/23/2012 3:01AM

    Keep going you will get there

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NANCYRUBIO 12/22/2012 9:12AM

    What a great posting. I think all members should read it.

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    emoticon Love this : ) Thank you emoticon

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BLITZEN40 12/22/2012 12:14AM

    I love all of these quotes! Seems so hard to remember them when I most need them though. I need them all made into fridge magnets! Great blog. emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 12/21/2012 10:49PM

    One step at a time, one pound at a time!

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MPETERSON2311 12/21/2012 1:01PM

    thanks so much for posting. love your wallpaper by the way

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SAINTBETH 12/21/2012 12:36PM

    We can do this!

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GIRLINMOTION 12/21/2012 9:32AM

    Your doing awesome!

Slow and steady keeps us on course and helps us get the habits down better for long term success.



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COCK-ROBIN 12/21/2012 8:33AM

    You're doing great! Keep at it!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/21/2012 8:33AM

    You're doing great! Keep at it!

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The Waste of Worry.

Thursday, December 20, 2012



Worrying . . . I come from a long line of worriers. I worried about work, family, friends, health issues . . . the list is practically endless. I am convinced that worrying & stress are large contributors to cancer. I don't want any more worry in my life.

I still get concerned about things from time to time, but I'm hoping that my days of "worrying" are over.



I know it's easier said than done & it takes a lot of practice not to worry about things. I had to make a conscious effort to not worry.

When I was a kid, I was in the children's choir at church. One of the songs we used to sing had the following lyrics:

Why worry, when you can pray?
Trust Jesus, He’ll be your stay.
Don’t be a doubting Thomas,
Rest fully on His promise,
Why worry, worry, worry, worry when you can pray?

~ John W. Peterson ~

Truly, instead of worrying, I pray & leave the situation in God's hands. And, as my mom & dad's neighbor is so fond of saying: "It is what it is." ~ Frankie ~

If we're honest with ourselves, we can probably even say:



Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT):
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Challenge today: Don't worry. emoticon

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CATNCAG 9/14/2013 9:30AM

    Wonderful blog & advise!

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WHITEANGEL4 1/14/2013 11:43PM

    As you know most of the things we worry about never happen. God does take care of things

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MISSB8604 1/5/2013 9:53PM

    I read the verses to my mother just now and it was JUST what we both needed to hear. Thank you so much and I wish you the very best.

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  Great blog!

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PCASEY7 12/29/2012 1:58PM

    Great blog as I'm also a worrywart! I agree it's hard to kick the habit but it accomplishes nothing to worry and it usually doesn't happen.

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GMOSES01 12/28/2012 10:27AM

  You are s-o-o right! Your blog post is an inspiration and a reminder to us that our AWESOME GOD wants us to trust HIM, and not on our own limited understandings about life. Thank you.

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KATIELYNN1122 12/27/2012 11:25PM

    You're so right! The positive outlook is inspiring :)

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KAVI_GOT_THIS 12/27/2012 9:00PM

    I agree, everyday is a new day and fresh start to focus on the positives and blessings.

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MARYJEANSL 12/27/2012 12:28PM

  Well said! I also tend to worry too much.

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CM_GARDNER78 12/26/2012 11:55PM

    What can you gain by worry? Nothing! Great blog!

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FIRECOM 12/24/2012 12:45PM

    I often tell my wife that she worries about not having anything to worry about. She just smiles and worries about why I would say such a thing.

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PORTIAWILLIS 12/23/2012 8:16PM

    Thank you so much. I have read those verses over and over but not today and today I really needed them. I have spent the day worrying about things I can't change. Thanks again.

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KATHIC2 12/23/2012 10:25AM

  Beautifully said!

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LINWASH23 12/23/2012 10:01AM

    Thanks, just what I need today.

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REGSHAR 12/23/2012 9:56AM

    ISN'T THAT THE TRUTH!
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BRENDA_G50 12/23/2012 3:30AM

    Sounds like the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy"...I loved that song emoticon

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DALID414 12/23/2012 1:33AM

    Love it!

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PENOWOK 12/22/2012 12:35PM

    Excellent advice!! Nice Scripture quotes! I try to do the same!

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NEWCHINELO 12/21/2012 11:28PM

    Be happy!

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JAMER123 12/21/2012 10:23PM

    I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing!!

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ROCKYCPA 12/21/2012 9:28PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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HEARTS116 12/21/2012 9:09PM

    Great reminder!
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PEGGYO 12/21/2012 9:01PM

    thanks

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/21/2012 8:14PM

  it's a good reminder. It's hard to live in this messed up world, and not get distracted with that.

We are to pract.....ice looking at the positive

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JIBBIE49 12/21/2012 7:25PM

    emoticon Happy Holidays emoticon

I've never been a person who worries about anything, since my mother was always a worrier and I hated that about her growning up.

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MUSHCAT 12/21/2012 7:12PM

    I have been a chronic worrier for years, and have written several blogs on the subject. I keep trying to reform myself, but so far have failed. Today your message, and in particular the scripture, has encouraged me to renew my faith and give it all to God.
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BONIFIANT 12/21/2012 6:13PM

    Great words. Thanks for the bold Scriptural reference and emphasis on the correct solution for worry - complete trust and confidence in the provision of Almighty and personal God. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/21/2012 4:32PM

    Challenge accepted!

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MOMMY445 12/21/2012 1:47PM

    challenge accepted! merry christmas!

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  Great Advice!!!!! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/21/2012 12:53PM

    Thanks for the reminder. Have a great holiday,

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ANDIG8 12/21/2012 12:29PM

    Corrie Ten Boom is one of the people I will seek out in Heaven so I can tell her what a beautiful person she is. Thanks for the quote!

I'll add my favorite quote about worry... "Worry is like a rocking chair. It doesn't get you anywhere and only makes you feel better until your fanny falls asleep."

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FARIS71 12/21/2012 10:05AM

    That's a tall order. And a good one.

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LYNNWILK2 12/21/2012 9:20AM

    well said, very inspirational reminder! Be Happy :)

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  Keep on keeping on!

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Use it or lose it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012



Our bodies were made to be active. Think a minute about what happens just after you finish your workout. Your skin is glowing & flushed, your heart is still pumping with excitement, your brain is happy, you feel a great sense of accomplishment, you are sweaty (if you worked hard enough). Sweating is good for you -- bye bye toxins. One of the other things that I notice after strength training & I've finished stretching is that my muscles feel really, really good! I can almost hear them sighing in contentment. I'm nuts, huh? Yeah, I think so. emoticon

I don't necessarily love the exercise while I'm doing it, but I do have to say that the following is sooooooo true!!



I like that my body doesn't "creak & groan" anymore when I get up in the morning. I like that I'm not limping down the stairs to the kitchen to make my coffee. That's how I used to be before I started exercising.

I'm convinced -- Use it or Lose it!!

Let's get moving!!!

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2BDYNAMIC 12/24/2012 11:06PM

    emoticon Right on!! ............. Every word is true! emoticon

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BRIDGIRL 12/23/2012 3:02AM

    You are right

xx

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NANCYRUBIO 12/19/2012 11:41PM

    Excellent....

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KALANTHA 12/19/2012 9:50PM

    You are sooooooo right!

Thanks for the uplifting blog!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 12/19/2012 9:36PM

    I think I'm like an old car.... fix one squeak and another one starts up! But I love your positive attitude and I love that you share your energy with us all!
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KARENLEIGH32 12/19/2012 4:54PM

    There is so much truth to this, I was barely able to walk up the steps to my apt. without huffing & puffing. With nothing in my hands, just me & my fat! Now I can go up with a bag of groceries, twice!

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SAINTBETH 12/19/2012 10:16AM

    good pep talk

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GIRLINMOTION 12/19/2012 9:52AM

    Right on!

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/19/2012 9:24AM

    I love this post. I also love the feeling I have after a good sweaty workout too. Hope you have a great Wednesday.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/19/2012 9:07AM

    Woo Hoo! Great blog and oh so very true!

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OTEN36 12/19/2012 7:33AM

    yeah,
I just got off the treadmill. 4 miles done and it's only 6:30 a.m.
I'm heading to water aerobics early so I get an hour and a half in there by 11 a.m.
It's the water aerobics Christmas Luncheon afterwards.
Small portions for me and lots of water.


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TDEMAIO2 12/19/2012 6:07AM

    emoticon you are right : ) I call my exercise time "cheap therapy" I always feel GREAT with a clear head emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 12/19/2012 5:57AM

  Yes, exercise can improve us in all areas!

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LEVELPATHS 12/19/2012 5:32AM

    Thanks for the encouragement! :-)

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COCK-ROBIN 12/19/2012 4:45AM

    Very good! Thank you.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/19/2012 4:45AM

    Very good! Thank you.

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Get your Sparkle on!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Feeling a little dull lately? Have the holiday doldrums? Feeling stressed?

Get your Sparkle on!! emoticon Put on your natural bling!! What am I talking about? I'll give you a hint -- it costs nothing to put on & you can share it with others. Have you figured it out?

Here's another hint:



How about this one?



One last hint:



Did you get it? Tee hee!!

When I am in a funky mood, I MAKE myself smile. Reverse psychology!! It works every time.



Today's challenge: Get your Sparkle on!! Let me see it!! Flash me those pearly whites!!



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BRIDGIRL 12/23/2012 3:04AM

    A great smile making post

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NANCYRUBIO 12/18/2012 11:48PM

    I wish the world could have heard my quiet laugh~

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KARENLEIGH32 12/18/2012 8:06PM

    That was advise we could all stand to use from time to time! emoticon

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PAANDRUS 12/18/2012 8:50AM

    Made ME smile!! Thanks!!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/18/2012 8:37AM

    That was awesome! and the cat at the end made me giggle!

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/18/2012 7:53AM

    Wish you could see the smile I have. Thank you.

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    Now that made me smile!

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The fight to be yourself.

Monday, December 17, 2012



There are a lot of things in this world that are copies of something else. Don't let yourself be one of them.

At work, at home, at school or where ever you may be, society wants us to be little carbon copies of an ideal. My Grandma used to say: "If God made us all the same, this world would be a very boring place."



If you try to be someone you are not, I can assure you -- you will fail.

Today, fight to be yourself. You are the only one who can do that. Be the best you that you can be.

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NANCYRUBIO 12/17/2012 11:56PM

    Yes, Yes, yEs! To thy own self be true!

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MICHELLE_391 12/17/2012 9:30PM

    Well said. This is very hard to do, but I've spent the last 10 months learning this lesson, day by day. It feels good!

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SAINTBETH 12/17/2012 11:22AM

    Good advice.

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LEVELPATHS 12/17/2012 9:50AM

    So true. But not always easy!

However.....

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GIRLINMOTION 12/17/2012 9:46AM

    I say the same thing your Grandma says (really).

I am going through a struggle at work over an issue like this. Can't be something that you are not. Life is good like it is for me.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/17/2012 9:37AM

    Absolutely AWESOME!! Thanks you for sharing this. I've always KNOW it but I needed to be reminded. emoticon

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/17/2012 9:35AM

    Such words to live by. It's sad how society says we should be a certain way. Too many young girls try to live up to that image and end up harming themselves in the process.
Thank you for reminding me that it's okay to strive to be who I want.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

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PAANDRUS 12/17/2012 8:51AM

    So very very true!!

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    Loved this blog, thank you. emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 12/17/2012 6:27AM

    You have posted such an important message. If our young could only understand this, life would be so much easier. Instead they buy into outer influences. Life then becomes so hard for them to conquer.

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CLWALDRO 12/17/2012 5:25AM

    This is so true and we need to fight to be the person God wants us to be as well. Sometimes what God wants and what we think is best conflict but if we always chose God we will fine the real me.
Have a blessed day and week on the journey to better health

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COCK-ROBIN 12/17/2012 4:47AM

    Very good. Thanks for being the you that only you can be!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/17/2012 4:47AM

    Very good. Thanks for being the you that only you can be!

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