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Oh what a bingeful life we lead, when we first practice to deceive

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We deceive ourselves that what we are eating is really healthy. Hey, that fig cookie does have fruit in it; doesn’t that danish have apple in the middle?

We can talk ourselves into believing anything we want, but what we want isn’t necessarily good for us. We need to take the reins and turn our habits around and go back to the basics of healthy eating.

So much controls our binging: worry, stress, boredom, etc, etc, etc. Sometimes our problems are beyond our control, so we must work on what is within our control.

‘Self Talk’ is a good way to strive to take control of our lives. It helped me a long time ago when I thought I had to worry about every situation in order for it to turn out right. How stupid was that? But, that was my theory and it seemed to work, but boy what stress. (Of course, things would have probably worked out okay even if I didn’t worry, but try to tell me that back then. ’My days of stupid.’)

Whatever we tell ourselves is what our brain believes is true.

A quote by Ken Gaub:
‘We form good or bad thoughts in our minds because of many things; our past experiences, our knowledge of God’s Word, how we feel abut ourselves, our general physical and emotional health and even our dreams and goals all effect our thinking.’

Or take what Dale Carnegie said in ‘How to Stop Worrying and Start Living’
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHIITAKE 6/16/2011 1:53PM


We must think about the good things to keep positive ! emoticon

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MDMNINA 6/15/2011 12:32PM

    Thoughts become things. Choose the good ones!

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HARRINGTON5 6/15/2011 12:28PM

    Very true. I stopped having expectations of others and that way I am never disappointed.

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God in the small stuff:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Motivation can fade. Habits prevail.

Your dreams won't come true if you are sleeping.

The first step on the path to commitment is making up your mind.

You can plan to succeed or you can plan to fail. The choice is yours.

Motivation increases when we assume large responsibilities with a short deadline.

Develop a cause for your life. Whatever it is, dedicate yourself to it daily.

Don't be good at making excuses.

Before diving into anything, step back and view the big picture.

Acquire good habits; abandon bad habits.

Move from involvement to commitment.

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SHIITAKE 6/16/2011 1:50PM


These are great......I am making a copy for myself, hope you don't mind !
Good for motivation, Courti !!! emoticon

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FITLIKENIC 6/15/2011 11:55PM

    Love these!

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-COURT- 6/15/2011 11:48PM

    Love it Nimsy. If you want more I have some I can give you. My husband's nephew gave it to me for one of my birthday presents a few years ago.

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NIMAWEYGH 6/15/2011 11:39PM

    Oh I love this one to Courti and I think I might borrow a couple of them as well if you do not mind.

So positive and motivational.....just what I need in my life right now.

Thank you Lyssa. And the first one should be.
Motivation can fade. Hobbits prevail! LOL

Comment edited on: 6/15/2011 11:40:28 PM

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-COURT- 6/15/2011 9:10PM

    Your welcome, glad you can use them. I can give you more from the book if you want.

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-SEVEN- 6/15/2011 8:42PM

    Hope you don't mind... I'm going to "borrow" these for my page to re-read often!

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-SEVEN- 6/15/2011 8:17PM

    I like these Courti! Great pearls of wisdom for life!

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Monday, June 13, 2011


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SHIITAKE 6/14/2011 11:22AM


Cute indeed, Courti !! emoticon

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    LOL...this was adorable!!!

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DOROTHYBERO 6/13/2011 5:59AM

    Cute - thanks for sharing!

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KIN59VARA 6/13/2011 4:13AM

    emoticon emoticon

Happy Birthday Kat!

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Yo is back!! It's back to the norm, but Spice up your routine

Friday, June 10, 2011

Welcome back Yolanda and other admins. It was a fun challenge. A nice change of pace. Thanks Kat and all involved.

The chaos challenge has been over now and we have our Yo back in the ranks of BLC.

Okay, for those not on BLC, that was a special week for our Biggest Loser Challenge team. Stop the Chaos!

Now it's back to the norm.

It's sometimes nice to take a break from the norm and just be crazy. Don't let eating healthy and exercise take over our life. Take a break to just get down and freak out with fun.

I don't mean to pig out and get lazy, but have fun.

You can do your regular routine, but now and then add a little spice to the act.
Go to a swimming pool if you don't have one; take a hike with friends or family instead of walking on the treadmill; work in the yard pulling weeds or gardening instead of doing weights.

Just examples, but do your own thing that can spice up your routine now and then.

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SHIITAKE 6/14/2011 11:13AM


You are right there, Courti...we all do need some variety in our exercise
program. Makes exercising more fun, and easier to continue doing each week !
Variety is the spice of life....they do say !!! emoticon

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THINBUCKEYE 6/11/2011 2:44PM

    Thanks for the nice blog. You're right about the variety. I need to change up my routine a little. No time like the present!

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KRISTA-GIRL 6/10/2011 12:25PM

    Very nice blog, Courti :-)

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MDMNINA 6/10/2011 11:38AM

    They do say "Variety is the spice of life". And it adds no calories.

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To Bob or Not to Bob

Saturday, June 04, 2011

I've been debating whether to let my hair grow and get it cut into a short bob. It would be a little longer than the profile picture.

Someone already said they liked it short (not bobbed). I have a picture of it short in my pix gallery.

I think maybe I want a change, but it would be harder to dye. lol

I say Dr. Jen Arnold on tv's 'Little Couple' and she had a really cute cut. I just don't know if I look too old to wear a bob. I found a picture of Eileen Barkin with a bob.

I'd thought about getting it a little longer in front than back, then when pulling it behind my ears it would be the same length as the back. Kind of like Posh Spice. (Victoria whatshername - whatshisname Beckham's wife) Not good with names. I'll try to post Eileen Barkin's pix...or is it Ellen Barkin?


Barkin as if you couldn't tell the difference. lol

What do you think?

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NIMAWEYGH 6/10/2011 1:02PM

    Love the Bob look. I just cut mine again and it is right even with the middle of my ear............and to think that 2 1/2 yrs ago it was down to my butt in the back.........ha

Change is just wonderful. I think it has to be what you think will make you happy.

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SHIITAKE 6/6/2011 5:23PM


The Bob would be great, Courti......will make you feel like a new woman ! We
all need a little change in our life, every so often, girl ! emoticon

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MDMNINA 6/6/2011 4:00PM

    I think the Bob would be great!

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RUBYTWOSDAY 6/6/2011 2:12PM

    Wow. I'm in the process of growing my hair out into a bob as well.

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CANDRIES 6/6/2011 9:04AM

    I think a Bob would look fantastic!! And what's this too old crap!! lol

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-COURT- 6/6/2011 7:07AM

    I'll post a picture, but I have to let my hair grow out some, don't know how long that will take, but it grows fast. Can't wait.

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EUPHRATES 6/6/2011 3:47AM

    Praise "Bob"! (Sorry...sorry...I live with a SubGenius minister, couldn't help it)

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ILOVEROSES 6/6/2011 3:11AM

    I vote for the bob too! emoticon
Don't forget to post your photo after the deed is done! emoticon

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-COURT- 6/5/2011 6:38PM

    Thanks so much. I always had a hard time making decisions. I can tell my beautician how many said I should go for the bob.

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    I think it would look real nice. I always had my hair short and my ears showing.....now I have it cut forward instead of back with whispy ends. Something new is always fun ! emoticon

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THINBUCKEYE 6/5/2011 8:42AM

    I think you would look great with that style! Your facial shape and bone structure is actually quite similar. And it would be a fun style to try different colors on, too. Let us know what you decide!

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CYNDIDAVISUSA 6/5/2011 12:51AM

    That would be adorable on you.

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BRIDGIE1028 6/4/2011 9:44PM

    You definitely do not look to old to have a bob. I think it would look really cute/nice on you!

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KRISTA-GIRL 6/4/2011 5:37PM

    Wow, I'm in the middle of the same struggle! I just cut mine wayyy too short.

I think you ought to give a short bob a try. I think it would be really cute with your jawline. And if you don't like it, easy fix. Whack!

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KKLENNERT809 6/4/2011 5:30PM

    I love Ellen's cut and think you should give it a try. Hair styles can always be changed and hair always grows. Be adventurous and go for it!!

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