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Tap the inner child

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

SP had a comment about being a child again. It got me to think how we are so busy all the time and maybe we can find 5 minutes of down time if that. Hey why not join together and say..
I want to be a little kid again.
Even if it is just a mental escape.
Pick the very best time in your life, sit relax and think of it. Feel it, laugh at it.
Give yourself permission to be You. Not the Business man or woman, not the Mom or Dad, not the Son or daughter or even sister or brother, friend or enemy. BE YOU!!!
Fell it, relish in it and make it a memory that makes you be you, and the best you ever felt.
Then when we have to go back into the present day, we can look at it with different and more relaxed mind and emotions.
I am going to do it right now. even if I have to lock myself in the bathroom for quiet time.
Live Love and Laugh. Make your heart feel good. I am ..

  
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LVNG4ME 7/7/2009 1:43PM

    I love to make people laugh. I probably act a little child like more than I should. It is worth it though, if you can make someone else smile right along with you..

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a quick note.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

I just want to Thank each and everyone who has come by and left such kind words on my blogs.
That really gives my heart a lift. You all are very kind and thoughtful.
You all make me smile more.
Many Blessings
Donna

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2009 11:53PM

    You make me smile and your words of encouragement, support and wisdom always make me think. For all this, I thank you!!!
Hugs,
Helen

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Just wanted to Share about Emotional Eating

Sunday, July 05, 2009

I was websufing tonight and came across a website by Scale Junkie. She had this great page on emotional eating and I just thought it would be great to share.
www.scalejunkie.com If anybody is interested.
Just thought another procreative gives us all a change to learn a little more on this journey of ours.
Enjoy..
Overcoming Emotional Eating and Motivational Quotes
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

When you eat with your head, not with your stomach, the pounds pour on
By Joy Bauer TODAYShow.com contributor

Emotional eating is when you eat in response to feelings rather than hunger, usually as a way to suppress or relieve negative emotions. Stress, anxiety, sadness, boredom, anger, loneliness, relationship problems and poor self-esteem can all trigger emotional eating. When emotions determine your eating habits rather than your stomach, it can quickly lead to overeating, weight gain and guilt.

If you find yourself regularly eating in response to emotions, try to break the habit with some of my strategies below.

Learn to recognize your hunger
Before you automatically pop something into your mouth. Rate your hunger on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being ravenous and 5 being full. Make every effort to avoid eating when you’re a 4 or a 5.

Find alternatives to eating
Prepare a list of activities that are personally appealing and handy. Perhaps go for a walk, call a friend, listen to nostalgic music (anything that brings you back to a happy time), take a hot shower or bath, clean your house, polish your nails, surf the Internet, schedule outstanding appointments, watch something on TiVo, clean your purse, organize your closet, look through a photo album, etc.

Keep a food journal
Logging your food will help to identify your toughest time frames. It will also make you accountable, so perhaps you’ll be less apt to reach for unnecessary food.

Three-food interference
Make the commitment to first eat three specific healthy foods before starting on comfort foods (i.e., an apple, handful of baby carrots and a nonfat yogurt). If after that, you still want to continue with your comfort foods, give yourself permission. However, most of the time, the three foods are enough to stop you from moving on.

Exercise regularly
Daily exercise relieves stress and puts you in a positive mindset, which provides greater strength to pass on the unhealthy fare.

Get enough sleep
Research shows that sleep deprivation can increase hunger by decreasing leptin levels, the appetite-regulating hormone that signals fullness. Furthermore, with adequate sleep, you’ll be less tired and have more resolve to fight off the urge to grab foods for comfort.


Unknown Author: Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.
Vince Lombardi: It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.

Winston Churchill: Never, never, never, never give up.

Eleanor Roosevelt.: No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a
rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.

Horace: Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Benjamin Franklin You may delay, but time will not.

David Viscott
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

Eleanor Roosevelt
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Lee Iacocca
You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.

Unknown Author
You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
Unknown Author

You don't realize how strong a person really is until you see them at their weakest moment.

  
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ANNEHERBOFGRACE 7/6/2009 12:51AM

    Thank you for sharing this -- I realllllly needed the reminders and suggestions of what to do when I get the urge to feed my emotions. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2009 11:26PM

    Thanks for sharing this great blog with us!
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Hugs,
Helen

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KCRO62 7/5/2009 11:19PM

    Great blog! :)

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Happy 4th of July

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Birthday America.. You have come a long way baby!!!
Many lives have served you well and continue to do so. Many tears have been shed and blood spilled. Yet you still are a proud land, filled with courageous people. Lady Liberty stands strong and proud, She weathered the tragedy of 9/11 and all the world pulled together in Brotherhood and compassion.
Today we face other challenges, many hardships and yet On your birthday we are once again joined together as one.
God Bless America and God Bless Our troops!!!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2009 11:21PM

    Donna, What a great blog!!! Thank you so much for sharing. You are such a wonderful inspiration to all of us. America is definitely beautiful and the grandest place of all to live!!! May God continue to bless America!!!
Hugs,
Helen
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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/4/2009 8:49AM

    Thank you for the inspiration. God bless America! emoticon

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Leap of Faith

Thursday, July 02, 2009

I just took a leap of faith and found self confidence. Wow I am shaking and it was just a little jump to most but to me it is huge.
I just posted my SP beginning photo. I can't believe I came out from hiding and did it. this is the most current one I have of me.
Boy... i can't believe that I DID IT.
Some people may not understand why it is such an important step. I think that is ok.
what I won't do is post a picture of what I was when I was at my 150 lbs when I was in my 20's and would love to look like again.. but that is about close to 40 years ago..
I decide for each goal I reach I will try to have confidence enough to take a photo and post it.

  
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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/2/2009 6:18PM

    You won't regret posting this when 6 months or a year down the road you want to post another pic of the improving you. Congrats and best wishes on your journey. We're all in this together.

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