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I CAN - I WILL - I AM

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blahhh, blahhh, blahhhh

We've heard it all before...."I fell off the wagon..." BUT after all my hard work to reach my goal, I realized (and NOW have empathy) that people stumble.

What do I say to this? It is up to each one of us (Me, included) to make a choice. Life is full of them. We can view our "failures" as either a stumbling stone OR we can use them as stepping stones. We may occasionally be challenged by OURSELVES to meet a goal, but never - NEVER let it prevent us from saying "I OVERCAME"--- emoticon

  
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 2/19/2012 9:38PM

    Taking a temporary detour or even 'parking' for awhile is NOT a failure! It is actually a necessary part of the process to change behavior so don't beat yourself up over being human....it's a chance to learn and nothing more. So take baby steps and I know...
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Back in the Saddle

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

It's seems so hard to climb up in that saddle again...but I look and see how much I miss the way it made me feel: free, free, free! Now I'm not necessarily talking about a literal saddle, I'm talking about LIFE. Three years ago, I injured my knee and ALL I could think about was, "I'll never be able to go on my hikes or ride my horse...." BUT, God gave me another opportunity to do the things I LOVE! So, 24 months into a good recovery and another 24 pounds--I lay in bed and remember how wonderful and full of life I felt back then! So WHY AM I NOT USING THE GIFT GOD HAS GIVEN ME? So, New Year's aside--It's time, TIME....NOW....I've accomplished my goals before and I WILL do it again...after all it's my Blessing!

  


NOTE TO SELF

Sunday, October 25, 2009

WELL, SELF, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE SEEN THE "TRUE" YOU. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? I KNOW THAT LIFE HAS BEEN WEIRD FOR YOU THIS SUMMER, BUT YOU COULD LET ME HEAR FROM YOU. I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE HAD SOME OBSTICLES, WELL, REMEMBER THAT IT IS UP2U TO TURN THOSE STONES INTO STEPPING STONES. SO WHETHER YOUR MOTHER IS TRYING TO FEED YOU "DIGUSTING FATTY FOODS" OR YOUR DAUGHTER IS CRAVING "BANANA-PECAN BLIZZARDS" - YOU, AND ONLY YOU, CAN SAY "NO, THANKS!" FORGET THAT "OH, IT'S JUST THIS ONE TIME!" YOU'RE FOOLING YOURSELF! IT'S NOT! AND THEN YOU KNOW WHAT? THOSE JEANS DON'T FIT ANY MORE AND YOUR HAVING TO GIVE JD THOSE CARHARTS BACK!!!!!!NEVER!!!NEVER!!!!YOU WANT TO KEEP THOSE! emoticon

  


Lessons Learned

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I just got back from my walk. What a beautiful day. Last night after eating dinner I was so miserable. This last week was quite a challenge. Mother's Day, our 25th Anniversary, and moving...

I did well on the first two, but the moving....this is the biggie. I live about 45 minutes from the grocery store and I haven't wanted to buy groceries just to turn around and move them. So MY PLAN was to eat what we have and buy groceries after we get into our new place....BIG BIG MISTAKE!!!! Since I've been watching the meals, all that unhealthy stuff was still in the freezer and cabinets. OK-OK-I have a problem throwing food away. I know, SP advised us to clean the kitchen-but my family likes (LOVES) this stuff. So here I am.

BUT things are different this time. I'm not nearly tired from beating myself up as I used to be. I KNOW THAT THIS WILL PASS AND I WILL BE FINE. I have still been measuring and still exercising. And even though I am WELL aware of what is going on - I know also that mistakes and unforeseen occurrences happen. Being healthy is very important to me and I WILL CONQUER!!! But boy, what I wouldn't do for a good, fresh salad!! emoticon

  


25 Years in the Making.....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Well, here I am - celebrating 25 years with the Man my sister warned me about!!I'd share my "love " story with ALL but it is one that has been ongoing for over a quarter of a century. Say it that way and it seems like a LONG time! Well, yesturday he made dinner for me and it was so sweet...and delicious! He has given me so many reasons to love him and just about as many reasons to wonder why. He usually isn't a romantic or sentimental type of guy - at least that's what he would like the world to think...but at times he melts my heart. Being one of the most honorable men I know, my Dad being the other, I see my children reflecting that quality as they grow. He's loyal and yet he knows when to stand up. He's a man of very few words, but he can quiet a room when He feels he needs to say something. It used to drive me nuts because he never accepts anything from himself that is short of perfect!! Until a friend of our's mentioned that this attribute should be a compliment to me since JD wouldn't accept anything short of a perfect wife.....LOL:) He lets me be me even though I'm sure I sometimes drive HIM nuts. Well, I wasn't going to give you a 25 year spill, but I did have to let everybody know -----after ALL this time, ALL the trials, ALL the "what the @%*! was I thinking", ALL the warm feet at night----I DO LOVE THIS MAN!! Thanks for letting me share...

  
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MAKINGTIME4TONI 5/12/2009 8:53AM

  Awwww......Congratulations! And, many more blessings for the two of you in the years ahead!

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