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EMBRACE A "BAD" DAY.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You're not going to have success at every turn, and that's OK. Many people are afraid of failing, and they let that fear stop them from trying in the first place. Understand that messing up is an integral part of success. It's an entry point for learning that allows us to grow. The next time you 'fail', whether it's skipping a workout or eating junk after a tough day at work, acknowledge it, forgive yourself and aim to do better the next day.

"The true mystery of the world is the visible - not the invisible." - Oscar Wilde

  
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MIMILUVZ 2/11/2011 7:52AM

    Thank you! Im movin on... emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 2/10/2011 9:46AM

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VERA_MOM 2/10/2011 6:50AM

    Well said! I've been thinking a lot about exactly this the last couple of weeks!!

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DDOORN 2/10/2011 6:45AM

    Mistakes are opportunities for learning! :-)

Don

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TROPICALDRINK 2/10/2011 6:43AM

    This helped me today! Crazy how one can be so strong and motivated one day to be totally the opposit the next, but acknologement and continuing is the key! Thanks

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SIDESTEP A SLIPUP

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Before you act rashly - late-night binge coming on? - stop and literally stand still in your tracks. Then take five big, deep breaths. Now carefully contemplate the results of your decisions and actions before you make them. If you eat that second slice of chocolate cake, are you really going to feel happier? Or will you end up feeling worse because you gulped down all that sugar and fat? Pressing the PAUSE button will enable you to move from a 'go' state, in which you are impulsive and reactionary, to a 'know' state, in which you can take a long-term view and get yourself under control.


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Where do otters come from?
Duh! Otter space

  
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SVELTINGTON 2/9/2011 3:09PM

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DDOORN 2/9/2011 1:42PM

    Another great strategy! :-)

I also continue to not have ANY of my tempting, trigger foods around, which also helps!

Don

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55WALKER 2/9/2011 7:53AM

    I grazed mindlessly yesterday evening for some reason and did I pay for it during the night! I had sweats and nightmares like I have not had in a year, since cleaning up my act. Horrible. Had to get up and soak in a hot tub at 3:30 this morning to start getting over it. Fortunately it was not the junkiest food, but it was too much and not all that nutritious.
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Your blog is very timely for me. Thanks.


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GET A SECOND OPINION

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Avoid making the same diet mistakes twice by seeking feedback from a professional. If your budget allows, enlist an R.D. for a onetime assessment of your food log. Same with fitness: Hire a personal trainer for a session or two and adopt some new exercises while perfecting your form. A qualified mentor can determine where you are falling short and suggest exactly how to improve. Sure, it can be a blow to the ego-and maybe the wallet-to discover the error of your ways, but it will accelerate your growth tremendously.

“To be challenged is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”
—GAIL SHEEHY, American writer

  
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SVELTINGTON 2/8/2011 6:53PM

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DRAGONRIDER1 2/8/2011 7:36AM

    I agree that professional guidance is very important. If you can't afford the expense doing some common sense reserch on the internet will help you. Using the right key words though is important when using the internet because if your careless with the input you won't get the answers you want. All professionals, i.e Registered Dieticians as well as personal trainers have a licensing board or regulatory agency. If you want information start there, or you can go to the website for the American Heart Association, or the diebetic association and they might be able to give you some guidance.
Just some thoughts.
Have a great day.


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LLLAWSON 2/8/2011 7:32AM

    All so true!!

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BLEGNER1 2/8/2011 7:30AM

    I have been thinking the last few days that I might get a personal trainer to work with me one day a week. I won't do it until the weather gets a tad bit better because I would not want to schedule something and then be snowed in. I may check into the beginning of March. Your words have been helpful to me in firming up my decision. Thank you so very much. emoticon

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TLPSR523 2/8/2011 6:45AM

    sounds good.

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LIVE IN THE NOW

Monday, February 07, 2011

Anxiety is a useless emotion. Its only function is to derail your focus and rob you of valuable energy that you could channel into creating your new life. To knock it out, root yourself in the present moment by asking yourself how things are right now. Are you taking measures to achieve your goals? Good! Dealing with the tasks at hand helps pave the way to a better future.

  
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SVELTINGTON 2/7/2011 4:06PM

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DDOORN 2/7/2011 9:13AM

    Take the energy from your anxiety and channel it into ACTION!

Great thoughts/strategies! :-)

Don

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LLLAWSON 2/7/2011 7:31AM

    Love it. So true. Perfect timing. After going to wedding show yesterday I realised how much needs to be done and have been thinking about it non stop since yesterday. Realize this morning I need to take it in small chunks or maybe offer them money to elope. LOL JK!!

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Clear the Clutter

Sunday, February 06, 2011

This may seem unrelated to weight loss, but it's not: Getting organized frees up the mental energy and precious time that disorganization robs you of. Devote 15 minutes daily to going through your mail and straightening up-you'll notice a difference in your state of mind right away.


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KIMBERLEY225 2/7/2011 1:20AM

    I can't live with clutter! LOL I love to organize and re-arrange all the time to avoid clutter. I agree about the peace of mind you have when your surroundings are clutter free!

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SVELTINGTON 2/6/2011 1:13PM

    I agree!



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DDOORN 2/6/2011 12:12PM

    It's SO connected to our new, improved SPARKED way of living! You bet!

Don

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LLLAWSON 2/6/2011 8:08AM

    So agree with this. Feel so much better when things are clutter free. Have been work the last 3 weeks to de clutter some areas like my bedroom. Sleep so much better in that clean room now.

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GMSHEVCHUK 2/6/2011 7:36AM

    I was just thinking that taking ROX525's idea and creating a new Spark Streak might be a good idea to keep me motivated to clean some things out.

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JUDITHANNIE 2/6/2011 6:56AM

    I've been trying that and not doing very well yet but won't give up. We have such a small house and we're both pack rats so it's hard but when I do finish a cluttered room I do feel much better. Keeping it that way is the challenge...thanks for the tip Judy emoticon

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ROX525 2/6/2011 6:49AM

    HaHa. I cleaned a shelf, drawer, cupboard, closet, etc. every day for over a month and boy did I feel good. I even slept better!

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