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Persistance or OOPS there goes another rubber tree

Monday, May 07, 2007

Big, meaningful achievements don't just happen when everything goes your way.

Oh there are times when I just want to stuff my face, to pack up all this effort of changing my body weight, to eat and eat and eat!! Then I wake up and realize that is not ME. Those are feelings, and I can feel lots of things, but I don't have to act on them. To not act on them is growth.

But what about when I am doing all that I can, when the numbers are right where they should be. The miles are being covered in the training program, stretches are being stretched, Strength training is being done. There is always the give up mentality and just take backward steps, but is that truly an option?

No, I have made too many advancements, tried to many times to not just keep trying. I am living in numbers I have not seen for years or if ever as an adult. I will keep a positive outlook. I know I can't will something to happen, I have to do the work. So I keep to my plan, I keep putting the meal plans in, the miles on my shoes, and live the life I never imagined years ago. The excess weight WILL come off. I'm right on time to be where I am. Not late, not early...and with persistance and determination I WILL move that rubber tree plant!

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JANCAT051066 5/9/2007 1:28PM

    You are a real inspiration to me. Thanks!!


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KINKYBOOTSNO1 5/9/2007 7:45AM

  sorry hun........that last comment was set out like a song.......it's not now though......hope it made sense anyway..............Kinky xx

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KINKYBOOTSNO1 5/9/2007 7:42AM

  Next time you're found, with your chin on the ground
There's a lot to be learned, so look around

Just what makes that little old ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, cant
Move a rubber tree plant

But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes
He's got high apple pie, in the sky hopes

So any time your gettin low
stead of lettin go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant

When troubles call, and your backs to the wall
There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall

Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he'd punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin that dam

cause he had high hopes, he had high hopes
He had high apple pie, in the sky hopes

So any time your feelin bad
stead of feelin sad
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam

All problems just a toy balloon
They'll be bursted soon
They're just bound to go pop
Oops there goes another problem kerplop.

High hopes eh Girlfriend.....just look at what you're doing with em too! I'm so proud of you........
not to be horrible here as I love him more than even myself....but I went to visit my brother [15 months older than I am] the other day.....hadn't seen him in over 2 years & although he's just 53 this year, I was shocked to see how old he's become, he had an accident a few years back & believes that keeping as still as poss is the best advice.....he not only looked a lot older than the young muscle built jack the lad that I remember, but moved a lot older too.........I came home even more determined to keep my healthy lifestyle going & to keep on the move........people like you & me don't get old Mary....we just get more interesting & gorgeous every day.......chin up girl, you're so doing the right things. ((hugs)) Kinky x ♥
It's not the years in your life that matter, but the life in your years......

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TLB513 5/7/2007 4:51PM

    I just LOVE you!

and I've got a rubber tree plant that I'll be moving too!



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Random Acts

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Do something for somebody every day for which you don't get paid.

The pay for doing something randomly is inside. You can't see the external, we are feeding our soul, our being, our core. We can feed the mind, the body, but how often do we forget to feed our inner being, what makes us, US? That energy that runs through each fiber of us, that power plant that keeps the heart not just pumping but humming.

There are songs that reach down deep inside, churn us up and leave us changed. There are people that are bigger than life not because the entire world knows them, but because they are quiet heros. They are doing something that reaches and touches the need of someone else without even thinking or planning to get noticed or rewarded for it.

How our world needs people like that. People that open themselves, give their hand, their energy, their soul/spirit/energy to not just caring about others, but doing it, showing it. That can only come from an aching heart/spirit that sees the need and acts!

I remember when driving on a toll road and how I heard about folks who would not only pay their toll, but give the money for the car behind them. I loved the idea and would do it often. What a blast when as I was pulling away from the toll and the next car pulled up they were told that no need to pay, as the car ahead had done it for them. Sometimes I would have the car catch up to me and just wave a thanks. The amazing thank you I once received was while on the Parkway, I pulled up to the toll plaza ready to hand over my $$ and wait for the change when I was told that my toll had been already paid. When I offered my money to pay for the car behind me, I was informed that the person had paid for 10 cars!! Wow now THAT is one big random act!



Thursday, May 03, 2007

Food is fuel. It's nothing more, nothing less. I can make it more if my mind lets it.
Food is not bad, it's not good. It's just fuel. I can call it BAD or GOOD, but that is just another name I have given it. I am making it more than fuel. It's just that which keeps my body going.

I have the power to pick things that are healthy for me, or unhealthy. I don't want to give the food power over me. By keeping it all in perspective it puts a balance to it. Today I am glad that I have chosen to pick healthy foods to fuel my body with what it needs. Keeping it in the right amounts will not clog my body down. It just keeps me humming!

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QUEENGRILE 5/6/2007 1:08PM

  This was an excellent post. I need to put this on a notecard and place it in front of me at work and on my refrigerator. It would help put it into perspective and not give food more importance than it should have. You are correct, it is simply fuel. Some fuel, however, is tastier than others! :)

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SLCOLMAN 5/3/2007 5:25PM

    Great attitude and perspective. I need to learn from what you posted!

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New Eyes

Thursday, May 03, 2007

One man's creativity is another's brain damage.

Carbon copy days, thoughts, routines, humdrum, yawn, and on and on. That is how each day can be if I let it. Oh the comfort of just redoing the day before is so tempting. Having the same thoughts day in and night out can feel so very safe. But how safe is it to not step beyond. Stretch.

How would we ever have anything new if the great inventors just saw things as everyone else did? Just read something today about the Einstein way of thinking. Ole Albert took a chance and thought outside the box, not going along with what everyone else thought and said, what if.....and looked at the universe in a completely different way. Lo and behold we have his theory of relativity...and new thought!

What new thought am I seeing with these eyes today? What am I willing to look at differently? What can I change to see what will happen. Stretch myself shred the carbon paper, no yawning and put the Visene in the eyes and look anew on what the day can be.

I've set some new goals, a new strategy to how to obtain them. A refocus on what is important to me. I am capable and able to make changes in my life. I have done so many already. This is my scandalon, my stumbling block. But I have new eyes to look through and new concepts to embrace and apply. My brain isnít damaged, just creative!


The Road Less Traveled

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward.

It's so easy to just sit by and let life happen. To not dive in and splash around. It's easy to follow along and be part of the herd move. Follow the latest trend, have the latest do.

What about taking a leap of faith, of not walking in the same foot strike as everyone else. What about seeing two paths and taking the one less traveled?? Of stepping beyond myself and seeing what fiber I am really made of? Casting the fears, the doubts, the insecurities to the side like a worn out, tattered and dusty garment and running across that field. Seeing the faint traces of a path in the grass and following it to see where it will lead. Now THAT is adventure! That is living life large! That is NOT being a coward!

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TLB513 5/2/2007 4:38PM

    WOW! You have such a way with words and your outlook on life is amazing. Ya know...maybe it's my age, maybe it's SP and my new found friends (such as yourself!) but I see myself changing, evolving, becoming a better person than I ever imagined I might be.

"Good on me"


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ANNE7777 5/2/2007 1:14PM

    Love it love it LOVE it.....I am changing so much this year...I can totally relate!

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JCMCDONALD 5/2/2007 4:37AM

    love this post, ver inspiring thnakyou

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