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Pleasing everyone ??? YIKES???

Friday, July 27, 2007


I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

- Bill Cosby, comedian



How many of us try and make everyone happy but ourselves? I know I have fallen into this rout. It down right puts everyone first but ourselves!!!

Being married and or a caregiver to a family member it can be easy to fall into the rout of just going along and putting your feelings, needs and wants a side. Every so often I fall into this rout, but lately I am learning how to put myself up on top instead of below. I honestly believe that is why I am having success this time around with my weightloss. I have asked my husband not to eat in bed (he's a bedtime snacker-loves candy, cookies and little debbies). Drives me nuts because I smell it and want to eat sweets. So, he has kept his bed time snacking to a minimum. If you don't ask you may not get what you want. Learn to ask, all that can happen is a no or you'll get what you want. You wont know til you ask for the things you want. I had a hard time asking at first now it is getting easier. For some reason, I dig this thought I was being selfish for putting me first but a good friend of mine told me if you don't put yourself first who will, that only says to people you are not worth it. So I put me first, by loving me to do and get to my journey!!

Do you do that??

  


Carpe diem

Friday, July 20, 2007

Celebrate we will, because life is short but sweet for certain.

- Dave Matthews Band


Carpe diem--SEIZE THE DAY!!! Live life to its fullest each and everyday!!

My favorit quote is from Eleonor D. Roosevelt and she wrote "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"

How true this is, the only person that can ruin you day is yourself!! I wake up and know each day that it is up to me to make my day the best I can, sometimes is harder than others but it is up to me to make good choices and live. I have so much to be thankful for a loving husband and family. My little munchkins names, Baby, Mongo and Missy, they bring me great joy each day. As a matter of fact they start my morning out each day with love nudges and they speak their love in meows!! My husband is a great and wonderful man. He makes me feel so very loved and at times he may not see what greatness and good he does and how it effects me daily but there is so much good in him that I would do anything and everything for him!!! I love him so!! My friends I chose are awesome, if I meet someone that I feel is not sincere or even negative I distance myself from them, there is no room for negativity in life. I want positive people in my life. I know that we all experience times of lowness but it is up to us to LOVE ourselves enough to LIVE.

SO WITH THAT SAID!!! LIVE LIFE AS IT WAS YOU LAST!!!

LIVE, LAUGH & BE HAPPY!!!

  


Getting Specific on your goals!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I have a goal to get 10% off by the end of September, so far i'm on target!

  
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GONNABEHALFOFME 7/16/2007 8:54PM

    You can do it! We both can.

And thanks for the reminder about salads and such. I actually thought of it for dinner tonight and I got out a HUGE bowl and really made myself a big salad with lots of lettuce and spinach and grated carrots. I added an ounce of grated cheese and a boiled egg along with lots of grape tomatoes and a few croutons with fat free dressing. It made a huge difference in how I was feeling.

I feel like I can get through the night tonight and if I have a snack I'll keep it under 100-150 calories and as low fat as possible.

I'm so glad you are still around, its good to "see" you.

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MASLIN 7/14/2007 12:10PM

    Excellent! Keep Going!!!

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Who is standing in your way? -Daily Reflection.

Friday, July 06, 2007

I am! I must take responsiblity for the times I stand in my way of my weightloss jouney. I would be lying to say that it doesn't happen or that I am perfect because I am not.

On those days I overeat in private to pacify my emotions that may lead me to binge, those days I am the one standing in my way!! I make the choice to eat or binge instead of sharing my emotions. I am the one making the bad choice or good choice so how I handle my emotions by the choices I make is up to me. NO one else can be blamed. I have a loving and supportive husband and family, so i have no one attempting to sabbatoge my success but myself. So when those painful moments attack me I will reach out and love myself enough to make the right choice and call a friend, family member or even journal it to stop the distructive behavior.

The learning never stops unless we allow it to.

  


A Great Day!!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

I start my morning off today with a little exercise and enjoying the scenery, no rain :) I feel good about myself. I got up at 4:45am this morning, ate my breakfast and got ready for a good walk. My day will take me to the farmers market and then a trip to the butcher's market. I promised myself this week, that i would plan all my meals I did a seven day planner and have based my grocery shop around it, it's keeping me focused. This is my mini goal, to make it through this week measuring and preparing all my meals ahead of time for the next day. Every evening I will make my lunch and snacks for the next day. DInners are all 30 minute meals or less. I did alot of my meal plan from KRAFT.COM. I have so many yummy salads for lunches, they all have either chicken or beef in them and the range from 200-350 calories max. I am really going to push myself to get up early and go to bed no later than 10pm. It is time for me to really step it up. I have chosen low carb foods. my meals plans do not exceed 1600 calories. :) I have it posted it at work and on my fridge as my reminder to stay focus! NO fast food. I even have a great meal for Friday, a slice of pizza, basil, tomato and cucumer salad and raspberries. I don't think i'll feel depreived I am making a really nice jello mold with cantalope and it is regular jello, not skimping on taste to save calories. That way eveyrone can eat the treat it is only 90 calories and is included in my plan. I can do this and will do this. I really want to lose this weight and stop bouncing back and forth, I am not a ping pong ball. I am worth my dreams being fulfilled!

  


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