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1st day of the rest of your life

Thursday, February 28, 2013



We can only live in the present time. The past is behind us and the future is not here yet so make the best of the time you are living in. Exercise and eat right and do the best you can in everything you do.

  
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KRISTINSGOALS 3/1/2013 12:15PM

    I was thinking about this very thing this morning when I was getting ready for work. You are so right. I haven't lived today yet and have the opportunity to make it incredible. Thanks, Barbara.

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SONYALATRECE 2/28/2013 10:31PM

    emoticon words of wisdom!

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READYBETTY 2/28/2013 9:30PM

    Great encouragement!

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 2/28/2013 8:33PM

    emoticon Well put!

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/28/2013 7:58PM

    So true!

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TRAVELGRRL 2/28/2013 6:08PM

    Perfect! And so true.

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MICKEYH 2/28/2013 4:57PM

    Great advice !! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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heavenly day

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This will be short tonight. I had a full body 1 hour massage this morning.
And since I had an art guild board meeting at 1 I just stayed over at the gallery and took photos to set up a blog for our art guild and gallery. But the massage was heavenly...I think I need to treat myself once a month..so goal is if I lose some weight for the previous month, then I will get a massage the next month. so going to have to really work at it this month.












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DOROTHYBERO 2/28/2013 8:38AM

    Messages are indeed heavenly - that is a wonderful reward to yourself.

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TRAVELGRRL 2/28/2013 8:00AM

    I'd work hard for that too!

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READYBETTY 2/28/2013 7:40AM

    What a great reward and way to love yourself!

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MICKEYH 2/28/2013 1:07AM

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MHNGJR 2/28/2013 12:42AM

    Sounds like awesome incentive to me emoticon emoticon

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Choices

Tuesday, February 26, 2013



Pretty well explains it all!!! All through life we have choices..We can choose to be happy or sad or mad or angry or stressed out. We can choose to exercise or become a couch potato. We can choose to eat healthy or be a glutton. So which choices are you making today!!

I'm choosing to walk, exercise, eat healthy, be happy and have fun!!!

  
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MICKEYH 2/28/2013 1:15AM

    So true.. I believe law of "cause and effect".

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KRISTINSGOALS 2/27/2013 2:29PM

    So true!! Love it!

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DOROTHYBERO 2/27/2013 10:06AM

    I am with you - way to go!

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MOSTMOM1 2/27/2013 9:11AM

    Now, if I could only get my 18 year old to learn this... lol
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READYBETTY 2/26/2013 10:05PM

    A quote I like is "Each day we must choose the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." Today I choose discipline.

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/26/2013 4:41PM

    Yes! This is why I like Mondays when everyone else hates them....we CHOOSE the attitude. I choose to be happy on Mondays. I choose to exercise and eat well. No one is to blame for my shortcomings except for myself. Thank you for this gentle reminder!

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TRAVELGRRL 2/26/2013 2:44PM

    Such a great reminder~! It's easy to blame everything else, but the only thing that accomplishes is keeping us "stuck". Yes, blaming others is easy. Being responsible for our choices is hard. But worth it!!!

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GRAPLEIRIS 2/26/2013 1:21PM

    I've been all about personal responsibility lately so this really sums it up. Do you remember the Eagles song from the Hell Freezes Over album: Get over it? Always made me chuckle and it was about being sick of people blaming others for the decisions they made.

Now I will grant you that certain situations create an atmosphere where making a good decision is easier or harder. Ultimately, however, for mentally stable adults, our choices are ours. Make the right ones as much as possible and stand behind them. Even when you choose wrong: ADMIT it, fix it when you can, learn from it, and move on.

This is good stuff: fix the inside while you're fixing the outside!

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Perceptions

Sunday, February 24, 2013



I grew up super skinny. In fact my mom worried about me and was always trying to fatten me up. I remained skinny until my son was born and was then I put on the pounds that became hard to pull off. I managed to stay thin but not skinny like I had been and then gradually over the last 15 years I've put on the pounds..last year I pulled off 30 of those and plan to continue. But you know in my mind, I still have this perception of me being that super skinny girl. I was so awkward and was much taller than even the boys in my class until I was around 16 and then everyone out grew me. I never really liked my skinny legs as they made my knees look knobby. Around 16 I finally had a good "figure" and could wear bikini bathing suits and felt good in my skin then. But it is so amazing to me to still have that perception of that skinny girl even when I look in the mirror and see the fat. It doesn't bother me in the least but like this cartoon, we sometimes want to use something to remove those perceptions..TV can become a stumbling block on becoming more healthy. Movement and exercise are much better to becoming the perception of ourselves.

  
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CAKAROO 2/26/2013 6:19AM

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MARJORIEWRIGHT 2/25/2013 2:45PM

    Thank you. I too remember when I was skinny and then began to thicken up in High School for a little while then thinned down again before putting the pounds back on when I had my first kid. I too continued to add with each kid that I had. I am now working on taking some of that weight back off. I miss the slimmer me. I'll find her one day. I'm working my way back to her now. I don't want to be skinny just slimmer, toned and plain healthy. emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 2/25/2013 10:13AM

    I was always the big girl - not fat - but big. My sister was tiny and petite like our mom and I was always big - and yes that is what I still see in the mirror - lol!

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MICKEYH 2/25/2013 12:42AM

    Yes, I can relate to you on this blog. I was skinny kids as well. Until when I got pregnant with my son. When I was skinny, I never appreciate about it. But now I can appreciate almost everything about it. Especially how easy was to move around and about. I really would like to be back in my skinny skin.

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/24/2013 4:49PM

    Yes, when I look in the mirror, I would see someone else's face....mine is not that round or pudgy! Oh wait, yes it is my face! Well, I am doing something about that right now so I can find that skinny chick again!

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DAJAMOGU1 2/24/2013 2:29PM

    As a former skinny mini myself, I loved this blog! I look in the mirror and think, "Where did I go?" It sure was more fun putting it on, but I'm enjoying getting healthy and closer to being the skinny mini again---just not as skinny!

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Stumble

Saturday, February 23, 2013



Part of our journey here on SP may cause us to stumble from time to time but we need to pick ourselves up and dust off the cobwebs and begin again. Dance if you stumble.!

  
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CAKAROO 2/24/2013 12:56PM

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IMREITE 2/24/2013 2:05AM

    i heard a radio program earlier that spoke that even our errors or stumbles ae not only make us who we are but add to the person that we are.

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READYBETTY 2/23/2013 10:50PM

    Great advice!

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/23/2013 10:10PM

    What a wonderful philosophy! Very wise!

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TRAVELGRRL 2/23/2013 7:56PM

    How did you know I was stumbling, er...dancing???? emoticon

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