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Willing vs Unwilling Partnership

Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Are you a willing or an unwilling partner in your healthy life change journey?

Willing of course meaning you are 100% in or unwilling meaning you are laxed even in the slightest?

I'd say honestly I'm an unwilling partner. I have good and bad days. I'm in it for the long haul and maybe that's what makes the difference for me. I eat what I want, when I want but I've still managed to lose 59 lbs in the past few years. Oh I could have had a bigger number I know that. But I chose to take it slower. I chose to make sure my lbs stayed off. And if that means being laxed than so-be-it.

How about you? What do you think about my analysis?

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LUCYCAN7 10/22/2014 9:20PM

  I am unwilling partner,we have days that we have to eat what we can
and not worry about it.Slow is the BEST way,we WILL keep it off in the
long run that way.It stresses us too much if we worry about every bite
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1STBUCKETITEM 10/22/2014 6:54PM

  Only "you" know your body rhythm, its cycles, its aching joints, its sore muscles... and only "you" know your mindset. If it takes a little bit longer, that's okay. emoticon emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969 10/22/2014 2:50PM

    I don't know at this point if I am a willing or unwilling partner... I would guess by your definition, unwilling as I do have my days that I am lax. I eat things that are not so healthy but that if I were to go without I would feel deprived. I want this to be a lasting change and so I'm taking it as slow as I feel is necessary. The fact that I'm dropping considerable weight is, I think, due to the fact that I was eating so poorly before and drinking regular instead of diet cola. I am one that does not have a sensitivity to any particular type of food so I can pretty much have what I want to eat so I think that makes me a bit more willing of a partner than I would be if I had to deprive myself of an entire food group.
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PEGGY11 10/22/2014 9:08AM

    So true, sure and slow so you can enjoy life and not feel deprived.

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RICKHANN 10/22/2014 8:36AM

    By your definition of healthy lifestyle I'm definitely unwilling, but I don't believe it's all about what you put in your body. My diet and exercise plan includes being lax sometimes and just enjoying life which I also believe is part of healthy lifestyle.

I eat what I believe is fairly well, cheating moderately, exercise and stay active, travel, read & try to continuously learn something new, and don't stress about the little things that may take me off course for those brief moments. I feel I'm improving constantly and that's really all I can do. I'm not and have never been overweight so my perspective is probably a little different from most though.

Taking it slow is not a bad thing. Personally I believe doing it over time is better than a crash diet as long as you eat fairly healthy and listen to what your body is telling you. I think you are a willing partner as long as you follow your plan, and it sounds like you are. Willing partners don't always go down the right path, but they do it together without judgement.

I hope you and your body find your perfect relationship emoticon

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JCLJR4547 10/22/2014 6:53AM

  sounds like your doing great with your own plan. proud of you!

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Another day in paradise

Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Paradise ~ a state of supreme happiness; bliss.

Is that where you are at in your life? We can choose this you know what I mean? We choose daily how we are going to live today. Make the best choice possible for you and where you are at in your journey.

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KIM22211 10/21/2014 11:10PM

    running away from responsibilities! lol! That is one thing I have learned not to do! lol

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/21/2014 5:45PM

    Thanks for sharing those wonderful thoughts. Have a great day!

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BLUEJAY1969 10/21/2014 10:05AM

    Wonderful sentiment! I am going to keep that in the front of my mind along with "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
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ADIRONDACKMOM 10/21/2014 8:49AM

    VERY NICE-- The poster about passing this way is hanging over my front door on a plaque! I love it!!! It has been there since my house was built in 1973! God's blessing upon you also!

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DMEYER4 10/21/2014 7:05AM

  wonderful blog thanks for sharing and have a blessed day

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Rainy Monday

Monday, October 20, 2014




I was at my mom's yesterday as in every Sunday for the past 10 years+ and I played with her beautiful cat Jingles. He's completely blind, a stray and they have had him for the past 5 years or so. This morning I get the following message ~

Hi Donna, We lost Jingles awhile ago. He was on the counter top and just fell off. He couldn't stand up. He lived for a little while before he died. He probably had a heart attack or stroke. That's strange because today he act like he felt good and I even remarked it was unusual that he come in the living room a few times. At least he had a home and plenty food to eat for about 5 years with us and for that I am glad. Love you, Mom.

What is it with pets this past week? 2 people from work besides myself and my mom have lost them. And they are our family. I'm single (accept for my boyfriend being here) and I know Scoobie was so much a part of my life.. He was my walking buddy, my door greeter and so much more. As in life the seasons come and go, so do our beloved pets.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/21/2014 3:46AM

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BLACK-PRINCESS 10/20/2014 5:54PM

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LJCANNON 10/20/2014 3:17PM

    emoticon So Sorry to hear this. I know your Fur Babies were Blessed by being in your Family.

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1STBUCKETITEM 10/20/2014 2:18PM

  Sorry to hear about another pet loss in your family. It is strange how cats seem to know when the end is near, how they want to be close to you, and then just "slip away".... You can take comfort that they didn't suffer in the end. Take care. emoticon emoticon

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LUCYCAN7 10/20/2014 1:40PM

  So sorry to hear Donna. emoticon and Blessings!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 10/20/2014 1:12PM

    So sorry, I missed the status note about Scooby and now your mom has lost her companion too. It is always sad and hard when one of our lil buddies pass. They bring so much to our lives and we are lost without them for awhile. They walk with us and curl up and comfort us. They show us so much love. emoticon emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 10/20/2014 1:07PM

  Sorry for your losses. Losing a pet is never easy.

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BLUEJAY1969 10/20/2014 12:51PM

    Oh no I am doubly sorry - it never gets any easier.
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COLLEENROSTE 10/20/2014 10:37AM

    So sorry to hear of yet another loss emoticon

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JEB03253 10/20/2014 7:25AM

    Loosing pets is like like loosing a family member,It leaves an empty spot in your heart. emoticon

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My daughter..spot on

Sunday, October 19, 2014



My daughter works at a Best Western Hotel in our local area. This is a conversation she had with a guest this morning:


Wow... just had a 'guest' tell me I'm beautiful but "you'd be so much prettier if you lost weight" and I'm like "I'm beautiful just as i am"

Doesn't she have the right attitude? Aren't we all beautiful the way we are? So why do we keep beating ourselves up? We sometimes rely too much on what others think about us and most likely they aren't even thinking about us that much it's how we perceive ourselves internally that we rely on.

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STALEYK 10/21/2014 6:02AM

    Your daughter is very beautiful. Guess they don't know God doesn't make junk! Some people just don't think before they open their mouths!

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BLUEJAY1969 10/20/2014 12:49PM

    Your daughter and my daughter would get along great! What a rude thing for a perfect stranger to say! I am so glad she has the confidence to KNOW how beautiful she is, just as she is!
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1STBUCKETITEM 10/20/2014 1:35AM

  Your daughter is beautiful. Her reply shows that her self-esteem is strong and unshakable. emoticon

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GRANDY-N-TN 10/19/2014 9:56PM

    emoticon And she is beautiful. God bless her for sticking up for herself and being assertive. Love it. Hugs, Judy

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KIM22211 10/19/2014 7:55PM

    what a jerk customer! my first job ever was at a Best Western!

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BLACK-PRINCESS 10/19/2014 5:20PM

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WESTERNSAGE 10/19/2014 12:33PM

    Three cheers to your daughter for standing up for herself in a situation where she had to maintain her professionalism. That's a great line!

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PEGGY11 10/19/2014 10:43AM

    Your daughter is beautiful. She was so right to stand up for herself against this rude person.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 10/19/2014 10:35AM

    Your daughter is absolutely breath taking. I think she is so right. She is beautiful just as she is. We don't diet to please others. We strive to eat health to be as healthy as we can.

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EVIE4NOW 10/19/2014 9:14AM

  I have seen some beautiful people who are not so beautiful when you get to know them and some not so beautiful but are when you get to know them. It also starts from the inside, so look into your heart.

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TWIRLNYC 10/19/2014 8:59AM

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Thank you for your condolences

Saturday, October 18, 2014



I wanted to say a special thank you to everyone who commented about my loss on Thursday of my beloved Scoobie. There will never be another dog that will take his place.. he was so very special to me and I miss him being here with me so very much.

Love and hugs to all for your concern, prayers and well wishes.

  
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BLUEJAY1969 10/20/2014 12:47PM

    Oh my goodness I must have missed that blog about Scoobie! Pets are such parts of our family that losing them is terribly hard. I add my sympathy about your loss.
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KEMEIGH 10/18/2014 9:01PM

    i totally understand the loss you are going through -- Scoobie sounds like a loyal, dedicated, friend....
Relish the memories my friend --- Scoobie will never be forgotten ---

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