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Step Forward

Sunday, January 28, 2007

"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."

Thomas Alva Edison


Be bold, and mighty forces will help you

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Words of Wisdom from our local newspaper today, from the article "Be bold, and mighty forces will help you"... by Catherine Galasso-Vigorito:

The trouble with most of us, is that we stop trying in trying times. People don't fail, they just give up trying.

Triumph is the compensation of persistence and dedication to a task. ... keep close to people who encourage and believe in you, who will help you to make the most of yourself.

Cling to optimistic thoughts and affirm your ability to succeed. Never doubt or depreciate yourself. Think and say only that which you wish to come true.....hold fast to your vision. Obstacles are cleared out of the path of a determined person who believes in themselves.

For the true measure of success is having the courage and conviction to continue to get back up, no matter how many times we fall. The impediments in our path can be opportunities to climb higher.

I once read about a famous mountaineer who said he would occasionally, on purpose, climb himself into a position where it was difficult for him to get down. So he could only go up. The mountaineer said, "When there's nowhere to go but up, you jolly well go up!"


The Heart of Your Soul.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

"As metal is forged by the fire –
so to is the heart of the soul
made stronger by all of your trials
as you strive to accomplish your goals.

It’s so easy to smile when your winning -
when fortune is going your way –
but character comes from the struggles
of fighting life’s battles each day.

Nothing is real until tested –
you never know what you can do –
until when the odds are against you –
you still find the strength to pull through.

So never back down from the fire
while striving to reach for your goal.
The trials you face on your journey
will strengthen the heart of your soul. "


Life is a puzzle:

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Life is a puzzle!
So why should our bodies be simple? I find that my path to better health is very confusing at times. It takes a lot of patience and determination to clear up the confusion - to solve the puzzle of the moment. The thing that has been my strongest ally has been my attitude. I am so very pleased to be headed toward better health. Every time I get frustrated I remember what a fat slob I was only months ago and then I smile and get back to work of the "puzzle". So, try to enjoy the challenge and do not let it get you all upset, for victory is in not giving up!


Things I have learned to live without ... and with

Monday, January 08, 2007

Foods I am learning to live with A LOT LESS OF:

Soda Pop
Milk Shakes
White Rice
White Bread
Fried Chicken
Foods with transfat oils, refined sugar, gluclose

Foods I am now embracing

Fresh fruits
Fresh vegetables
Steamed Vegetables
Poached eggs
Dry toast
Brown Rice
Multi grain tortilla wrapped salads
Whole wheat & multigrain breads
Whole wheat pasta
Whole wheat flour
Skinless chicken breast
Ground turkey
Healthy Snacks: Pop Secret Pop Corn, Jello Snacks,


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