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Mindful Moment ~

Monday, November 05, 2012



Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other people. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  
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1LIFE4ME 11/6/2012 2:25AM

    wow... with my arguments about the election this year... wow

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KNYAGENYA 11/5/2012 1:07PM

    This is so true. I need to keep that in mind.

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Accidentally screwed up ~

Sunday, November 04, 2012



I forgot to enter my calories for lunch. Apx 300 . . . so when I entered dinner's, I had calories left. Because it was a small dinner for the calories I spent, I was still hungry so I had a low-fat dessert. Then, later, when I went to the reports, I realized what I had done. I'm 300 calories over. Part of me wants to cry, I feel so bad. emoticon
In fact, a BIG part of me . . . I was feeling so good about the last few days.

The other ~ smaller, but smarter ~ part of me is going to get on with things. I would go and exercise some more, tonight but its late and I just don't feel like it. BUT, I know I have to get over this and move on. Tomorrow is another day and all that. I know it is true ~ and I know I will feel better tomorrow. I just feel kind of 'deflated' tonight. emoticon

  
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IOWAGRAMMA 11/5/2012 8:33PM

    It'll all work out! That's the way life is sometimes...a little wrinkle here and there and it happens to lots of us. Sometimes it is a little mix up and sometimes it is because we just overdid it that day. Average it into the entire week and it will barely be a blip on the radar! Good luck to you! Love, Jeannie emoticon emoticon

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WORDYWANDERER 11/4/2012 9:10PM

  Sounds like you have a plan - I'll try that the next time I go over. thank you for the blog.

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REENIE131 11/4/2012 9:06PM

    That's not so bad, and you can actually make up for it through the week. One day won't throw you off...if you work it into your week.

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TJCADDO 11/4/2012 9:05PM

    I'll bet you still have a good weigh-in. A 300 calorie mistake is
not bad. Keep going, keep going.

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Mindful Moment ~

Sunday, November 04, 2012



There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama

  
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1LIFE4ME 11/4/2012 5:09PM

    Beautiful words and such a pretty picture to go with! Thanks for sharing:)

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IOWAGRAMMA 11/4/2012 1:55PM

    Beautiful sentiment! If we could all come truly believe and practice that the world would such a better place. emoticon

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I finally get it ~ its all about ketchup :)

Saturday, November 03, 2012



WHY has it taken me so long? What have I been waiting for? This is so easy ~ its only my mind that makes it hard. And, we all know that our minds are out to 'get' us. emoticon
I'm only on my third day ~ but I KNOW I'm going to be successful this time. It is all so easy. All it takes is mindfulness. And a bit of time. Thursday I swam, fun; yesterday I did yoga stretches, fun; and in a few minutes, I will go downstairs and spend some time on my treadmill, fun. So . . . you only do what you enjoy doing? Imagine that!!! :D
Food? I have come in, every day, on the low end of my calories - and I haven't been hungry! With just a bit of planning and some help from SP, it's been easy and fairly quick. Again, being mindful and taking some time. This is so awesome, why did I wait all those years, thinking it would be so hard?
What does this have to do with ketchup? Well . . . I had eggs for dinner because I'd craved eggs all day and I have to have my Heinz ketchup with eggs. So, I read the calorie count off the bottle. 20 calories per Tbsp? No way, I thought ketchup had LOADS of calories. I put on TWO Tablespoons because why not - I deserve it. And, who knew that hot chocolate was only 100 calories? I totally enjoyed my dinner, even though there was 'almost' too much ketchup on it - and I really learned something. It's ALL a matter of perspective. My ketchup didn't have anywhere near the calories I thought it was going to, which was awesome ~ and I don't have to go 'overboard' any more, thinking that I 'can't have' or 'it won't be enough'. I can do this ~ and it's not the nightmare I've always thought it would be. If I go overboard on calories at some point, which I know will happen ~ it won't be all roses but it won't be the end of the world. emoticon
I am excited and so happy to be on this journey. It is NOT hard and I AM worth it. Now . . . about that treadmill . . . . emoticon

  
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SHAYLAGETFIT 11/3/2012 9:23PM

  Awesome! Loved this blog and the energy that comes out of your words within it! I could feel it all! This is exactly how I feel and I have finally gotten it in my head that I can overcome anything! Good luck!

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Mindful Moment ~

Saturday, November 03, 2012



Come; seek, for search is the foundation of fortune;
every success depends upon focusing the heart.

~ Rumi

  
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INTHEGAP 11/3/2012 5:33PM

    The entire world needs to read more Rumi. It would then be a much nicer place. emoticon

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CELIAMINER 11/3/2012 5:17PM

    I think I need to read more Rumi to understand the intent of the quote.

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