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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yes consistency is the key to winning at almost everything...especially when it comes to weight loss and getting healthy. If we set up a consist exercise program or diet then we are bound to win...We always need to keep the thought of this key in our minds. If we consistly exercise then it becomes a part of our habits and it doesn't become an effort over time. Same with dieting...watching what we eat and being consistent in measuring and counting caloires will make us the true winners over time.

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MISSY455 4/29/2012 3:13AM

    I use "consistency counts" at least once a week as my huddle posts. It's the foundation for any success I have seen. Seems we are in agreement!

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CPATRICK9 4/28/2012 7:56PM

    I agree with you totally!

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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.


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