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There is nothing you cannot achieve.

Thursday, May 16, 2013



Most days it seems I'll never get there. The scale isn't moving, I'm exercising like a crazy woman, I eat freggies until they're practically coming out of my nose (sorry, bad visual). emoticon I still have so far to go & right now, it seems like nothing is happening. Grrrrr!

This whole journey is one big mind game. I can be pretty determined (stubborn?) when I want to be & I can tell you that even though things don't appear to be moving right now, I'm not throwing in the towel. I feel so much better, look better, have more energy, etc. Those are awesome reasons to continue. I have a long way to go, but I've come so far. This is the least I've weighed in probably about 8 years. That's pretty significant. So right now, I'll be content at practicing maintenance. emoticon

I'm going to continue, even when it appears that nothing is happening, because I know that inside my body all kinds of cool healthy things are happening.



Even if you mess up, don't give up.



Strive for a few sore muscles -- it means you're getting leaner & meaner . . . well, maybe not meaner, but it rhymed. emoticon



There is nothing you cannot achieve. The possibilities are limitless.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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2BDYNAMIC 5/17/2013 6:44PM

    emoticon .......... so glad we have such support and emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 5/16/2013 3:06PM

    Love the baby! emoticon

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CINDYAST 5/16/2013 1:20PM

    Hang in there! You can do this!!! I saw my doctor two weeks ago and whined about how slowly the weight was coming off, she told me as I get closer to my goal weight, it will come off much more slowly and to not give up. You're lighter than you have been in years, take pride in that! That's awesome!!!
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BIGPAWSUP 5/16/2013 10:19AM

    Wonderful! You are a success - no doubt about it!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/16/2013 9:53AM

    Fresh vegetables are the best! But, coming out of your ears, LOL.

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HELEN_BRU 5/16/2013 9:09AM

    Ah, success!

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MATTEROFHEART 5/16/2013 8:52AM

    Love the success baby!!! So cute! So proud of you for not giving up even when it seems you are not getting anywhere!!!
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KARENE10 5/16/2013 8:27AM

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CIRANDELLA 5/16/2013 8:25AM

    Freggies out the nose, huh? Now THERE'S a VISUAL!! LOL, NILLA!! Here's my take on spending some time maintaining your weight prior to reaching goal. It was my experience that doing this prepared me for maintaining my weight AFTER I got to goal. It's a good "practice practice" to try out! I salute you for your wisdom, as always, and wish you an endless supply of the lovely freggies you feature on your page's wallpaper here :) All the best, Susan emoticon

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MINDY502 5/16/2013 8:23AM

    Thanks for the motivation. I kind of feel like you right now just spinning my wheels. I exercise and I admit I could do so much better on the eating thing and I would see better results. I have thought about quiting too but like you I refuse to throw in the towel. Good luck on your success!! Have a great week!

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DARLY55 5/16/2013 7:37AM

    It all has a cumulative effect, it is weird. Sometimes the scale doesn't move but the tape measure does. Other times the reverse is true. emoticon emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 5/16/2013 5:37AM

  If we keep on plugging along, we will eventually get there!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/16/2013 5:16AM

    I have to remember that too, when I'm in the midst of a five month plateau.

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BONNIEMARGAY 5/16/2013 4:55AM

    Yes, my scale has been stuck in the same spot since March no matter how hard I work, so I just have to keep remembering that every healthy choice matters, every time! It is tough. May we find great success.

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/16/2013 4:45AM

    Repetition! That's the ticket!! Thanks for the motivation!!

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You are worth more than you realize.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013



You are worth so much more than the number on that scale!! You are worth the effort -- every drop of sweat -- every healthy meal -- it's all worth it as you make a better YOU.

Be positive, be patient, be persistent. You CAN do this!!



There will be some difficult days as you work on YOU, but you'll get there!! You may get some battle scars along the way -- wear them proudly!



Please don't give up!! You are so much closer to your miracle with each healthy choice!!



You are worth more than you realize.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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HELEN_BRU 5/16/2013 9:08AM

   
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ANHELIC 5/15/2013 2:24PM

    Great message & inspiration. emoticon

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MICKEYH 5/15/2013 1:27PM

    Well said. emoticon emoticon

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DEEKELLYE 5/15/2013 12:07PM

    Thank you for the inspiration!

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1EMMA2011 5/15/2013 11:21AM

    Thank you so much for this inspiration!

BEAUTIFUL!!

Well Done!!

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NEEDBU66 5/15/2013 10:47AM

    exercise to be fit, not healthy. That alone is enough to think on.

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GIRLINMOTION 5/15/2013 9:59AM

    Right on!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/15/2013 9:57AM

    Awesome - thank you!

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CIRANDELLA 5/15/2013 9:50AM

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MATTEROFHEART 5/15/2013 8:45AM

    Thank you so much for your encouragement! You are a gift!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 5/15/2013 8:39AM

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NANCYRUBIO 5/15/2013 6:43AM

    How you work to keep each of us up--to care more about ourselves.

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MLH148 5/15/2013 6:08AM

    Thanks.

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COCK-ROBIN 5/15/2013 5:27AM

    A wonderful start for the day.

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/15/2013 5:05AM

    Thanks for the positive start to the day ... I LOVE coming to your blog in the mornings!

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LADYRH 5/15/2013 4:40AM

    Great attitude

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WEARINGTHIN 5/15/2013 4:39AM

    Thanks for the encouragement. Glenn

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Tips for a better booty.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013



This is so awesome!! I'm so glad I found this. I've always heard about the lunges & squats helping with that area, but I've recently discovered a love of jumping jacks & "fake" jumping rope (I don't have a jump rope, so I have to fake it).

Another great booty exercise:



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You deserve to have great health. The key is that you need to work for it. Don't just settle.



Today's challenge: Do some squats, some lunges & some jumping jacks!

Blessings to you! emoticon emoticon

  
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KALEWINE 5/28/2013 3:49PM

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LISAN0415 5/16/2013 4:34AM

    great blog, my favorite was "getting the booty off the couch"!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/15/2013 6:00PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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ANHELIC 5/15/2013 12:24AM

    Thanks for the inspiration. I will do some. emoticon emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 5/14/2013 9:25PM

    Nice to know this, I've been doing a lot of jumping jacks lately for a challenge. Now I see exactly what they are doing for me, not just that they are activity and helping me to get fit!

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MICKEYH 5/14/2013 5:57PM

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SUPERTAM 5/14/2013 5:20PM

    emoticon I didn't realize just how beneficial my daily 50+ jumping jacks were!! Combined with plyometric squats, no wonder someone called me "Buns of Steel" today!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAYSPRING-STAR 5/14/2013 12:19PM

    My booty and I thank you! Jumping jacks? Who knew!

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JESS0107 5/14/2013 10:21AM

    emoticon I need one!!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/14/2013 10:01AM

    and some fake jump rope

Tuesdays are my squat and lunge day

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PROUD-GRANDMA 5/14/2013 8:47AM

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PDSLIM 5/14/2013 8:25AM

    great info

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NANCYRUBIO 5/14/2013 8:18AM

    Thank you, Miss Boa! That illustration is great.

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MATTEROFHEART 5/14/2013 7:52AM

    I didn't know that! Great information! Thank you!!!

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SKEETOR 5/14/2013 7:31AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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DARLY55 5/14/2013 6:53AM

    Good info - now I know why my maximus will never be maximum - darn lunges!

PS: Love the background!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/14/2013 6:35AM

    Terrific! Thanks.

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COCK-ROBIN 5/14/2013 5:51AM

    Thanks for the inspiring post!

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MARYJOANNA 5/14/2013 5:23AM

  Great info!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/14/2013 5:21AM

    emoticon info! THANKS!!

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ERITAB 5/14/2013 4:46AM

    I hate squats but holy they do their stuff! Squats on a bosu-ball is a killer!
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A new day to start again.

Monday, May 13, 2013



Oh boy!! Yesterday was NOT a good food day for me. Ugh! Let's just say that my fork was out of control. It kept putting food in my mouth. I guess I need a new fork or something -- that one was obviously broken. emoticon That hasn't happened to me in a long time, so in the scheme of things, one bad day won't ruin me.

I need to learn that new kitchen walking exercise:



Soooo, today is a new day. A day to start over.



If you blew it yesterday too, you can have a fresh start today. Don't beat yourself up. Just get a new fork -- one that isn't broken -- & move on. emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KALEWINE 5/28/2013 3:46PM

    I've had those days too. What's important is to move on and start fresh.

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    emoticon for this encouragement. emoticon

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DRUIDPRINCESS 5/13/2013 6:15PM

    You're such a sweetie! Always positive, always gentle, always encouraging.... thank you! For a change I have actually had a good start to the week, so I look forward to us having awesome days ahead together.

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BAMAJAM 5/13/2013 3:02PM

  My goodness!--- Have I told you that I love your blogs? I should tell you EACH time that you post one!
My taste buds are always working against me. If I could just disconnect them, I'd be slim. My hands also work against me, shoving the wrong food into my mouth. I better sit on my hands!
Happy Monday to all!

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ANHELIC 5/13/2013 1:08PM

    Great blog and inspiration to live by. emoticon emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 5/13/2013 11:54AM

    Some days the fork does break, good reason to get out of the house and away from the bad fork and go shopping for a new one.



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CIRANDELLA 5/13/2013 10:51AM

    Stomping, screaming, shouting applause! RIGHT ON, NILLA!!

Sage advice :) emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 5/13/2013 9:57AM

    New fork acquired! Moving forward! You got it!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/13/2013 9:11AM

    Go for it! emoticon

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PROUD-GRANDMA 5/13/2013 8:57AM

    I love the ab exercise! Have a great day!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/13/2013 7:41AM

    Your advice is on target as long as you don't let it happen to often.

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MATTEROFHEART 5/13/2013 7:11AM

    Great attitude!
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CIROHIO 5/13/2013 7:10AM

    emoticon here's to moving forward emoticon

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/13/2013 5:19AM

    emoticon Today IS a new day!! Enjoy!!

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Obstacles or opportunities . . . you choose!

Sunday, May 12, 2013



One of the things I've been learning on my journey is that I can look at things as obstacles or opportunities. I get to choose!!



There may be times when I'm having a bad day & turn it into a pity party, but more often than not, I want to choose to see things as opportunities. Who is with me? emoticon

Obstacles or opportunities . . . you choose!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KALEWINE 5/28/2013 3:44PM

    It's true! It's all up to us! We have to opportunity to choose!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 5/13/2013 6:17PM

    ... and we can only hit obstacles if we're MOVING FORWARD! So be proud and excited about your obstacles, as they make you stronger and more determined!
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NEEDTOLOOSE1 5/12/2013 10:47PM

    As we say at work we have Opportunities

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    Great inspiration!!! emoticon emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 5/12/2013 9:46PM

    Opportunities!

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MARYJOANNA 5/12/2013 2:35PM

  Opportunities are the best choice!

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FELINEBETTER 5/12/2013 2:05PM

    Inspiring and thoughtful blog as usual! I have read that in the Chinese characters, the symbol for
crisis is the same symbol used for "opportunity." Cool eh?

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CIRANDELLA 5/12/2013 11:51AM

    WTG!

There ya go!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/12/2013 11:18AM

    Awesome! And something that we all need to remember.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 5/12/2013 10:13AM

    Opportunity!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/12/2013 9:57AM

    Obstacles are just the doors to opportunities.

“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door”
― Milton Berle

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
― Winston Churchill

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MATTEROFHEART 5/12/2013 9:40AM

    I choose opportunities! Thanks for the morning inspiration!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/12/2013 9:34AM

    Wonderful!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/12/2013 8:58AM

    I see it as Obstacles that once overcome become opportunities.

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/12/2013 8:53AM

    emoticon Have a most blessed day, dear friend.

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