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Rain.....at last!!!

Monday, April 30, 2012


I'm doing a happy rain dance today!!!! We are finally getting rain!!! Besides our garden needing it, I'm thinking that this may be terrific in allowing me outside tomorrow. Privet hedge blooms are beginning to die and with the rain to wash the pollen out of the air, it should be fresh and clean for me to get outside tomorrow...so many upsides to this...One I can get back to my daily outdoor walks. I can get the fresh air and sunshine I so crave...I get to hook my rugs outside and it helps the garden grow...

I'm happy with my progress here as well. Weight loss isn't as fast as I would like but 14 pounds lost since January 1st isn't shabby either. I just need to up my walking time. I had worked up from 10 minutes that my back allowed to 20 minutes and since I have had to stay inside away from the pollen, I have only gotten 15 minutes per day...not good....so with this glorious rain I can really start upping my exercise time...outside!!!

  
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MCJULIEO 4/30/2012 7:08PM

    Send some down here! We're getting to be dry as a bone!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/30/2012 6:39PM

    Glad it's raining -- our garden can use it! You've done great! Slow and steady always wins the race. But yes, I know you will enjoy getting outside.

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MISSY455 4/30/2012 6:18PM

    So glad you will be able to get back outside! I know what you mean about craving sunshine. It definitely affects my mood when it is gray and gloomy, or when I am stuck inside. I hope the rain is enough to get the pollen knocked down, and the garden blooming!

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Begin this Minute!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012



Many times we put off beginning something because it is inconvenient..or we don't have the right tools or equipment. We don't want to start our diet until after this weekend or after the birthday party or holiday...we don't want to start our exercise program until we can buy the treadmill or we can pick up barbells or purchase that video or join the gym or that yoga class...we delay and we stall and we procrastinate...We put off and put off and put off using excuse after excuse after excuse...NO MORE!!!

Begin NOW...Right this minute...Begin today...don't put off today until tomorrow...remember tomorrow never comes...what is past is long gone and we can't go back to it...tomorrow isn't here and we never know if it will be here...we can only live in the present!!! So begin right now....make those goals, go exercise, shun that extra serving or the yummy gooey dessert...get out now and walk...walk in place, dance...use water bottles (full of course) for your barbells...START RIGHT NOW!!!

  
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MISSY455 4/30/2012 1:11AM

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MAZACK 4/29/2012 6:56PM

    Thanks for your reminder.

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Consistency

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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Success

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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Choose!!!!

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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