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Back to Basics

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The year Vince Lombardi took over as coach for the Green Bay Packers, a reporter asked him before the first season, “What are you going to do differently to turn this team around? Are you going to get a new playbook, change the plays, change the players, change the coaching staff? What are you going to do new? What are you going to do different?”

Vince Lombardi said, “We’re not going to do anything different. We’re not going to do anything new. We’re going to get brilliant on the basics. Our opponents might even know what’s coming. They might even know what we’re going to do. We are going to be so good at the fundamentals, they are not going to be able to stop us.”

I've tried everything. I was doing great with Sparkpeople and it was working - but I wanted faster, better, unbelievable results. So I then did what I always do - I set the bar too high and I couldn't achieve it.

Then I quit.

Now it's back to basics. I know what to do. I just need to lean on this community to make it a better journey. I am going to get brilliant at the basics.

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JANIEG68 5/18/2013 8:59PM

    Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! That's WHAT I'm talking about!


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SUNSET09 5/17/2013 11:50PM

  I've attended quite a few ales, recruiting and retention seminars and it all comes back to the basics. We learn, then try to do it a different way however as soon as things do not turn out the way we want it to, we become discouraged and want to give up. I'm there with you and this works for everything! Even child rearing! Most of our parents weren't wrong in how they raised us. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CANDOK1260 5/16/2013 1:57PM

    great idea you can do this

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SARI_GIRL 5/15/2013 11:08PM

    Good plan! Thanks for the encouragement!

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DALID414 5/15/2013 10:37PM

    Awesome idea!

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CAT-IN-CJ 5/15/2013 10:19PM

    You can do it . . . and it is a proven formula . . . you will succeed with the basics.

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DIANNEMT 5/15/2013 10:17PM

    You will never go wrong with the basics--water and healthy foods, more calories out than in, strength training. You can do it!!

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KANDOLAKER 5/15/2013 10:17PM

    Great plan! The basics always work so well, but I understand in trying to make it better. Wishing you all the best, and know you can do it!!


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Love! . . .

Monday, January 14, 2013

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HOLLYM48 1/24/2013 6:40PM

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SUNSET09 1/15/2013 11:54AM

  I am worthy of so much more! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 1/15/2013 4:04AM

    Sez it all--!

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OJ_2_OK 1/14/2013 3:51PM

    Love this!

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KANDOLAKER 1/14/2013 3:51PM

    Love too!

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It Begins with Me

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Everything in my life - - all of it; the decisions, the actions, the goals… begin in my mind. How did I get here on this quest for self-improvement?

My mind.

What I am so fascinated by is that I never truly realized it before. I often do things on impulse and pay the consequences later.

I failed to realize that I have the power to change anything that I choose to. I can make deliberate, conscious choices today.

Yesterday I received an email that if I had acted on my first response, I would have regretted my actions. I took the higher road and I was able to follow a healthier emotional path in the time that followed.

I need to remember that all of the things that I do originate from my mind. Why don’t I take the time and use it to my full advantage? This way, I can make informed decisions based on my best interest.

The same goes for my food intake and physical activity. I don’t want to sit back after having a handful of dorito chips and ask myself why I impulsively ate them?

Having the awareness that I am in control of my thoughts and my actions sounds simple, but I must really believe that I do.

And here lies the path to self-trust, self-love, healthy choices and forgiveness. It begins with me.

"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways."
~ Buddha

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DIBANANA 1/10/2013 2:04PM

  I love the Buddha saying

So true. It does start with our mind. I have discovered the same thing this year. I began asking why I can do anything but lose weight. I found myself answering that I didn't want it bad enough to put in the effort it takes. So, I have been putting the effort in for several months now.

We can do this if we've a mind to!

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JACKIE542 1/9/2013 10:12PM

    Absolutely, being positive you can make the right choices will be a big help. emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 1/9/2013 8:35PM

    Just last night after dinner I said out loud 'I decide what I eat'. The boyfriend thought I lost it. I spend 2 hrs at the pharmacy, didn't have a snack with me, and on impulse got chinese on the way home. But rather than digging into my order I took the time to serve myself on a plate. I finished the plate of food and stopped. (I used to eat the whole order of food!)

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PEPPYPATTI 1/9/2013 7:48PM

    Yes it all starts in the mind & it sounds like you are on the right path!
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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

Friday, January 04, 2013

As the new year begins, I wanted to think about my goals a little bit. OK, I want to think about them a lot. I think it's best to keep it more quality than quantity - - so I want to make this my year's project.

1. To get to 120lbs by my 45th birthday through regular exercise (cycling, walking, running, lifting) and logging my daily calories/points into Sparkpeople and Weight Watchers.

2. Reduce spending, work on paying off debt, keep a $1000 emergency fund and build a nest egg of 6 months worth of living expenses.

3. Become more spiritually wise and discover ways to meditate, let go of attachments and find inner peace and serenity.

Healthy. Wealthy. Wise.

I like it!

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LSDALOIA 1/7/2013 3:00PM

    Fantastic, simple, attainable goals! You go, girl!

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HOLLYM48 1/5/2013 12:07PM

    Awesome goals!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMREITE 1/5/2013 1:45AM

    3 good things to work for. some people make resolutions that make them none of the above.

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-VIXEN- 1/4/2013 11:00PM

    Sounds like a plan to me. Much success to you! :)

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JACKIE542 1/4/2013 3:36PM

    Very good goals. emoticon

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Fresh Start

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

“Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.”

-Henry Ward Beecher, Liberal US Congregational minister, 1813-1887

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that our fitness minutes reset to zero for the new year - but that's the only thing I am not happy about.

Everything else, I love the idea of a fresh start. This is the year - the year that I will reach my goals with the accountability of Sparkpeople.

In six weeks, I am moving in with my boyfriend and I am terrified about losing my balance with any life changes. I want to lean on my new friends here and knock this out of the ballpark - - no matter what's thrown my way.

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JACKIE542 1/2/2013 9:08PM

    You can do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 1/2/2013 11:31AM

    Best advice I can give you, don't take up his eating habits!

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-VIXEN- 1/2/2013 11:09AM

    emoticon Yes,we can, and 2013 is the year of reaching our goals, one step at a time. :)

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