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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Alas I gazed into a mirror, my complexion for to see.

But what my eyes beheld, was an old woman instead of me!

I asked her to, "excuse me please", but she wouldn't let me be.

In fact she stood and copied my every movement to a tee!

"Madam", said I, in sweet refrain, "oh please, won't you step aside?

I'd like to view my countenance, but behind you it does hide."

But she still remained in front, my patience twas being most tried!

This poor old pitiful creature twas more than I could abide!

Finally I did turn around, and did slowly walk away

I had given up myself to see for still another day.

For every time I looked thereon, she was always in my way;

and everything that I said, is all she ever had to say!

By Dusty Teters Copyrighted 1998

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/26/2013 3:03PM

    awe, so cute!

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SUNSHINE65 1/25/2013 9:01AM

    Great poem! Love it!

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DJ4HEALTH 3/22/2011 7:45PM

    So you saw her too!! She is in my mirror too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MPALMER15 3/3/2011 11:15AM

    So cute! I love it! emoticon

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 2/23/2011 11:07PM

    emoticonToo cute Dusty!!

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HALLALUYAH 2/19/2011 11:05AM

    "Yep"...lol emoticon

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DEBBIE_C 2/17/2011 4:27PM

    emoticon Loved it!

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BLESSEDMAZARS 2/17/2011 8:34AM

    How sweet! And funny. emoticon Have a super day!

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45IN45 2/17/2011 7:00AM

    Haha! Very cute & funny. Thanks for sharing!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sparkpeople has some really great information and this is one of the topics I particularly appreciated:

Memory can be used for good or for evil. If you use your past as a source of learning, it's worth remembering. If, however, all you do is mull over your mistakes and punish yourself for your failures, it's a waste of time. Rehashing failure can paralyze you in mortal fear of making another mistake, which, of course, just makes the feeling worse and practically guarantees future letdowns. The key to making meaningful changes is to pay more attention to the future than to the past. Have you ever noticed that the best athletes also have the shortest and most selective memories? Instead of dwelling on a missed shot or a flawed dive, they concentrate on making corrections and getting the next one right. It's as if the failed attempt never happened. It's forgotten and they don't fear trying again. If you mess up, even in an epic, life-altering way, work hard to leave it behind and concentrate on the possibilities yet to come. Tomorrow is much brighter when it's not smeared with a fixation on yesterday.


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FREEINHIM 3/21/2011 1:44PM

    Dusty, this is so in-line with how I'd like to live on a daily basis. Thank you so much for posting this!

By the way, I love your background image!

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FREEINHIM 3/21/2011 1:43PM

    Dusty, this is so in-line with how I'd like to live on a daily basis. Thank you so much for posting this!

By the way, I love your background image!

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DJ4HEALTH 2/15/2011 8:49PM

    Great idea!!

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CALAMITYJANE44 2/15/2011 5:55PM

    Liked this post. Just what I needed to hear! Thanks.
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RIMAJO 2/15/2011 1:21PM

    emoticonpost Dusty.. Excellent food for thought too. So glad you shared it with the rest of us. Thank-you.

"Instead of dwelling on a missed shot or a flawed dive, they concentrate on making corrections and getting the next one right."

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1AVERY 2/15/2011 10:38AM

    That is great info. Dusty.
You can't change the past but you can definitely make the future better. Teri

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Monday, February 14, 2011

You know youíre supposed to be motivated. Youíre told it is the only way to lose weight. So if itís that important, where do you find motivation for yourself? Itís not for sale at the corner store and it seems in short supply at most gatherings of friends or family, so where do you get yours?

Goals generally make it easier to get motivated, because they offer their own reward. They are your goals and reflect where you have a strong desire to achieve for your own well being. Most goal setting exercises concentrate on this aspect because it is one the individual can control.

Motivation here can range from the challenge of the assignment, (lose weight for health purposes) to the fear of not wanting to be healthier bad enough. Much of this can be traced to your attitude and how you view weight loss at this given moment. If you like the challenge of the competition then this is enough to get you motivated, but if you hate self discipline, it is more difficult, because self discipline is key.

This is, for me, the hardest motivation to find. Something that has to be done, and you canít argue, because you know it has to be done. My health is in jeopardy and I'm not getting any younger.

The way that keeps coming to mind is to do it from a sense of duty. You know it has to be done, and you are the only person to make it happen, so "just do it", as the commercial says. It's like the household duties (see, even the word is a form of duty), there is no option, you must do your house work or your house will soon not be habitable.

One thing that really has helped me to get motivated is to set really small manageable goals for myself that with very little effort on my part, I can achieve.

I set a weekly goal of one pound. You might think, 'one pound, why bother?'
One pound works for me even though I "know" it takes very little effort on my part to achieve because I can then reward myself with a sense (albeit small) of accomplishment.

So in my opinion (which is just "my" opinion) I need to actually 'see' results to become motivated.

1st I truly 'want' to succeed
2nd I know I am the only person that can 'make' it happen
3rd I need that sense of "I CAN do it" if I sincerely want to make the effort it takes to work at it, so I can reward myself and continue my efforts.

So for now at least, I personally WANT to achieve my weekly goal. That is my motivation; that is my goal. One week at a time. Any weight loss over 1 pound is pure bonus which adds fuel to the fire!

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MCKATIE2 2/19/2011 9:59AM

    Wonderful post!

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    great very well thought through and explained

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HIKINGSD 2/15/2011 5:53AM

    1 lbs is realistic. Making realistic goals helps us succeed.

Excellent work! emoticon

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DEBBIE_C 2/14/2011 6:51PM

    emoticon Great blog and blue ribbon advice! emoticon

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BLESSEDMAZARS 2/14/2011 4:51PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. What a wonderful way to look at thing!


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APRILWALKING 2/14/2011 11:55AM

    1 pound is an awesome goal!!! My goal is also 1 pound but I will even take 1/2 pound..lol Between our slow weight loss and all our walking we are getting healthier by the day.. :-)

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HAPPYWALKER 2/14/2011 10:13AM

    Great blog! A goal of one pound a week is EXCELLENT because if done consistently, those pounds add up over the months and before you know it, you're down to the next lowest decade. And it's a healthy way to get there with the greatest chance that you'll maintain it.

Motivation is that mysterious thing that seems to come and go for me. Once you have it, you have to treasure it and nurture it so that the flames do not die down.

Presently, health is my A#1 motivation. Because if you don't have good health, nothing else matters.

Thank you for the inspirational post! emoticon

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To My Sparkpeople Friends for VALENTINES DAY!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Smile

On Valentine's Day we think of those

Who make our lives worthwhile,

Those gracious, friendly people who

We think of with a smile.

I am fortunate to know you,

That's why I want to say,

To a rare and special person:

Happy Valentine's Day!

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 2/14/2011 4:16PM

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Awww...Thank you so much!! Happy Valentines Day to YOU!!


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APRILWALKING 2/14/2011 11:56AM

    Awww thank you! Happy Valentines Day to you too!

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GETMOJOBACK 2/14/2011 1:28AM

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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Self hypnosis/ Positive thinking

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Self hypnosis is just another way of saying Positive thinking.

Dr. Gurgevich explaines all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Youíre aware of where you are and what youíre doing at all times," he said.

Try it: Follow the guidelines below, practicing for at least a few minutes once or more each day...

Promote a trance state. ... Deliberately focus attention on your own thoughts, with a narrowing of awareness of other stimuli, which enhances your acceptance of suggestions. What to do: Sit or lie in a safe and relaxing place where you wonít be distracted. Focus on your breath for a few moments, then silently repeat to yourself, I am going into a trance... I am shifting my attention inward. When you feel yourself become absorbed in your imagination, as occurs when you are caught up in a daydream, you are in a trance state (really -- thatís all it is!) in which you can deliver messages to your subconscious mind

While in your trance, offer yourself suggestions. Silently or aloud, repeat to yourself, "I am losing weight... I am lighter and thinner... my palate and food preferences are changing... I crave the healthy foods and portions that support my ideal body." During your trance (and whenever else you think about weight or food during the day), let yourself believe what you want to happen actually is happening now.

Why it works: "The subconscious mind canít tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined, so it uses the combination of what you want (to lose weight) and what you believe (that you are losing weight) to create a blueprint for action,"

Dr. Gurgevich said. Eliminate the word try -- it is more powerful to say I am than to say Iím trying. Keep your words and images positive. Don't use the word 'not' or 'no'; avoid terms like "I will not eat..."

Create healthful cravings. Rather than struggling to suppress cravings for candy, fries or other unhealthful fare, use the power of a craving by transferring it to a healthful food.

For more information on self hypnosis, you can go to

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LUCYLU221 4/12/2011 4:23PM

    A friend gave me your blog Dusty and I want to say Thank you! Thank you for sharing I am getting thinner as I breath.

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    great we are leaner stronger, fitter and healthier

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HALLALUYAH 2/13/2011 7:39PM

    Positive thinking is the only way to go my friend.....This is a great post. God bless you Ms. Dusty.
Love Luyah

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    I LOVE THIS!! Thank you Dusty!

I AM losing weight and I SEE my food choices changing!

You always post the most interesting studies! love you!


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MPALMER15 2/11/2011 12:38AM

    AWESOME blog, Dusty! Thanks for posting. I do some of this myself and really find that it helps!

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MNABOY 2/11/2011 12:26AM

    Thanks for sharing, I need the help right now.

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 2/10/2011 9:14AM

    emoticonI AM getting thinner!!
Thanks Dusty..

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