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Friday, April 27, 2012

We need to desire success at weightloss and getting healthy more than fearing failure. So many times as we diet we face failure..and many times when we fail to meet our goals we have set, then we just chunk it all and continue to fail. We will just give up...We should build a desire for success instead and make it greater than the fear of failure. We all face failure at some time in our lives but how we accept it shouldn't be a cause to just give up...we need to desire success more and learn from our times of failures. Many a famous person failed and sometimes failed over and over until they obtained success in life only because they desired success more. I'm striving for success in getting healthier and thinner...I desire it more than my fear of failure.

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MAZACK 4/29/2012 6:58PM

    A good reminder.

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TRAVELGRRL 4/28/2012 10:35AM

    I love this!!!

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MISSY455 4/28/2012 2:05AM

    Continue to strive! emoticon

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

This has been my motto for many years now. I realized long ago that we can be miserable or we can be happy and it is a choice we can make every minute of every day. And you know when you choose to be happy in any circumstances that you really feel much better inside and it passes onto people around you. Sometimes we gripe and complain about what is wrong with our lives, our health, the people around us, our situations and wish our life away by wanting things to change for the better. Sometimes we have a lesson to learn in the hardships we have to go through. God allows these things that come upon us for teaching us life's lessons...and if we stay happy through them all, then we can win in the end. Taking this a step further in our journey getting healthier and thinner...we have choices to pick the right foods, the right amounts or to eat anything and everything. We have a choice to get out and walk or pick up those barbells or do yoga or hoop or whatever we decide to do for exercise or we can choose to sit and gather dust...

I've been complaining so much lately about being stuck inside due to the allergy to the privet hedge pollen..but really it isn't so bad if I choose to be happy about it...I'm getting alot finished with my newest hooked rug. I've really cleaned my bedroom from top to bottom which would have been at the bottom of my list of things to do..Sure I struggle with not getting outside where my true joy lies but this too will soon pass. I choose to be happy in the moment.

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MAZACK 4/29/2012 6:55PM

    You are so right. When I made a decision I not to think about the bad stuff or what I couldn't change I became more at peace with my life.

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RADFEN 4/27/2012 12:13PM

    So true!

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MISSY455 4/27/2012 2:04AM

    You are so right. Thanks for the reminder!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/26/2012 7:05PM

    Great blog and a timely reminder!!

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Gathering Cobwebs

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I just love this picture from Graphic Fairy...and just love the green June bugs that are waiting on the Fairy queen. But alas she looks like I feel...just sitting still too long and gathering cobwebs..This allergy to the privet hedge is making me feel like I'm just sitting so still that I'm gathering cobwebs..I'm wanting to go outside so much. I now wait until the afternoon as pollen levels are highest between 5a.m. and 10a.m. so only venture out after noon and then with a face mask...And have you ever tried to breathe through one of those things...when you are having a hard time breathing anyway and then coughing every other breath...well needless to say I can't stand to be outside more than 15 minutes so I'm back inside gathering cobwebs again. I have managed to get about 15 minutes of exercise in but it isn't as good at being outside nor am I enjoying it much..There is just something about being outside that I crave. And I'm really doing well not to mindlessly eat..usually if I have to sit still and bored, I want to munch and crunch on something. Instead I have gotten my insulated cups out and fill full of ice water and just drink all day. So hopefully I can keep this up for the next week or 2 until the privet hedge quits blooming. And maybe I won't be completely covered in cobwebs. And maybe I won't gain. I have so far lost about a half a pound a week and would at least like to keep that up or do better but until this pollen issue is over....well who knows...Back to gathering cobwebs.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/26/2012 9:08AM

    I've got it! emoticon How about a garden window? Is that do-able? You are so creative. You can even have a mini (minier?) gnome garden!

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

We have to take the thorns with the roses...I love being outside but the thorn for me right now is the fact that I'm allergic to privet hedge pollen and it is in full bloom. I had to go through this same thing a couple of weeks ago with the oak pollen..the sad thing is I'm trying to stay inside away from it and am missing my outdoor walks..So trying to keep up walking for 15 minutes around the house and it is so boring..but even though these are all thorns for me right now..the rose that will come is worth all the thorns I have to endure...I want my healthy body to be a fragrant rose so all the thorns I'm enduring will just have to go along with it.


More fruit

Saturday, April 21, 2012

As you can tell we have lots of baby fruit where we live. Apples (topleft), dwarf lemon (top right and has to be kept in pot to take inside in winter), blueberries (bottom left and will be the first to ripen) and muscadine grape (bottom right and fruit is tiny here)..I'm really looking forward to fresh fruit when it starts ripening, but in the meantime, I'm still eating our frozen blueberries and the applesauce I made last year. And jam from the muscadine grapes. Looking forward to the lemons this year..maybe marmalade?

On health note...only got 15 minutes of exercise in today and did that inside. The privet hedge is in full bloom and last few days I've been outside I've gotten a snoot full...and the old allergy cough is back..so will try to remain inside until it quits blooming. Hate being cooped up but would like to breathe as well. Allergy meds don't seem to be touching it this time..But once it is finished then I should be good to go outside until fall when rag weed season comes in..I used to never have allergies and now seems to hit me alot..just hate it..but will deal with it.

I am keeping my calorie count in check so doing well there...didn't lose but half a pound this week..boohoo but at least it was a loss. better next Saturday I hope.

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TRAVELGRRL 4/22/2012 12:46PM

    Half a pound is always better than the alternative!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/22/2012 10:01AM

    How fortunate you are to be able to grow fruit! It looks lovely already!

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MISSY455 4/22/2012 4:03AM

    Yummy!!! I just finished the end of last year's strawberries I had frozen a few weeks ago. I bought mine from the Farmer's Market though. The only things I have attempted to grow in the past were tomatoes and bell peppers. I was thinking I would try some container items this year, but between my dad and the dog, not sure I will have the time to put in.

I enjoyed sitting out back today, only because the wind was not blowing to stir up the pollen. Some years are definitely worse than others for me. I hope you feel better very soon.

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