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Happy Easter, Everyone!

Friday, March 29, 2013

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Here's hoping the peace that passes all understanding is with you this Easter season.

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FLORIDASUN 4/10/2013 7:42AM

    You are SO sweet...Easter is a wonderful day for peace and happiness!

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WILSONWR 3/30/2013 8:44AM

    Thanks. Hope you have a great Easter!

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KSW1963 3/30/2013 8:17AM

    Happy Resurrection Sunday! emoticon

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ANDYINBC 3/30/2013 12:56AM

    Love this! ThanksYou and I hope he same for you and yours!

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SONYALATRECE 3/29/2013 9:57PM

    Same to you, sweetie!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/29/2013 9:13PM

    I wish the same for you and your family!!!!!!

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MJ7DM33 3/29/2013 4:05PM

  Thx! Happy Easter to you!

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As seen on an SP Friend's page

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This speaks to me:

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GOPINTOS 4/10/2013 7:43AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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FLORIDASUN 4/10/2013 7:40AM

    Fantastic...I should review these each and every day! Thanks so much for the share! emoticon

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HEALTHYBARB1 4/2/2013 11:16AM

    These made me think and smile and feel encouraged and challenged all at the same time!! Smiles Barb

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SPARKLE1908 3/31/2013 8:20PM

    love it, thanks!

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SONYALATRECE 3/31/2013 6:57PM

    Definitely wise words to live by!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/28/2013 5:09PM

    Love this!!!!!

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LYNCHD05 3/27/2013 3:58PM

    7 good rules to remember

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ADRIENALINE 3/27/2013 2:20PM

    Speaks to me too.

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WILSONWR 3/27/2013 7:59AM

    Great sayings!

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DIANE7786 3/27/2013 4:53AM

    Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

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SPARKCHANTAL 3/27/2013 4:29AM

    thanks, this is really valuable!

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Instructions for Life

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

~Dalai Lama

1.Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, donít lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rís:
- Respect for self,
- Respect for others and
- Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Donít let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

7. When you realize youíve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but donít let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
think back, youíll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Donít bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace youíve never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

19. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

20. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/14/2013 12:47AM

    Great words of wisdom to live by.

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MUSIC2HISEARS 3/13/2013 7:43PM

    Thank you for sharing! These are great!

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WILSONWR 3/13/2013 5:44PM

    Those were great. Thanks!

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ADRIENALINE 3/13/2013 2:52PM

    Wow what a great list of suggestions! There's a couple that are going up on my wall.

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 3/13/2013 10:17AM

    Wonderful!! Thank you so much!

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OK, now let's get SERIOUS...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Looking down through some of my team mates' weight logs, I see some question marks and exclamation marks, suggesting, "With all my activity, why am I not losing?"

Now we know it took weeks of bad habits to put it on, so we should not be surprised if it takes even longer for our bodies to recognize that it's ok to let go of some of the weight. And we also know if normal "monthly" circumstances may be influencing the scales. And we also know if we haven't been totally sticking to our weight loss plans.

But come on now, sometimes none of that is the reason. So then what? We don't keep doggedly down the same path to another disappointing weigh-in. We change our strategy!

Do veggie juices for a couple of meals. Eat a LOT less. Stop eating at 5:00 p.m. each day, and don't eat again until 8:00 a.m. the next day. Lower your carb intake (fewer whole grains too--they're good for us but still pack a lot of calories).

I'm mixing up all of these because what worked in the past is not working any more. My body was not using all the food I was putting into it--it was storing it...even with doing 120 minutes of exercise most days. Well...my new combination of plans is at least causing me to lose a lb per week (I'm 67 years old, so I don't expect to lose more per week). Be my guest...try any and all! And if you have one you want to share with me, PLEASE DO! I want to keep losing.
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FLORIDASUN 3/11/2013 1:34PM

    No FREAKIN' way are you 67....you look about 37...oh those beautiful black genes...as Oprah says...black don't crack...I'm seriously jealous!

You look soooooo mah~ve~lous!

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WILSONWR 3/11/2013 7:54AM

    Great tips! When I have gains, I usually know exactly what caused it since I use the food tracker. It's almost always due to evening snacking!

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 3/11/2013 2:57AM

    Great blog, thanks for the encouraging words and great ideas. I'm going to try them!! emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 3/11/2013 1:46AM

    The "plateau no-no" sounds good to me!

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LASARRE 3/10/2013 7:38PM

    Great ideas! I'm hoping changing up the amount of exercise time helps as I haven't been able to get in too much this weekend.

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BBONET 3/10/2013 3:18PM

    Thanks for sharing!! emoticon mmmmm emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Like you say we have to try to shake things up a bit.

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WIZKEY 3/10/2013 2:53PM

    Thanks for sharing - love the ideas!! Mixing it up always helps.

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MUSIC2HISEARS 3/10/2013 2:47PM

    There is also the possibility of not eating enough. Someone once told me that if you don't get enough fuel your body does start to store and you plateau. That's why SP increases the calorie intake when we increase our fitness goals.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/10/2013 2:41PM

    I have to mix things up here, that is for sure!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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I'm drinking water...

Friday, March 08, 2013

...but without the exercise today. I think today is our last day for this challenge, and I'm just as glad. It's not an easy one when you're on vacation. Here's what I realize though: Don't they say it takes 28 days for a habit to really "stick?" Well, so I can just keep working on this one, and eventually I'll conquer it!

Don't forget to weigh in tomorrow, 5%ers!

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MUSIC2HISEARS 3/8/2013 7:18PM

    Yep, 28 days to make a habit is so true! You'll definitely make this a habit! Way to go!

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SPARKLE1908 3/8/2013 7:06PM

    I think a habit "sticks" at different times with different people...it's all subjective!!!!

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BEVIEANN 3/8/2013 5:58PM

    Yep it must take that long for a habit to stick as it wasn't until I reached 30 days that I actually started enjoying my walks and didn't want to miss a day... Also don't have to force myself out of the house anymore to walk.. rain or shine mud or sleet... I should be a postie... lol

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