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Embrace Your Obstacles!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We're going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward.
Bruce Jenner, American Olympian

  
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DSQUARE22 2/19/2010 1:11AM

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Only by "embracing our obstacles" -really knowing who we are, can we overcome difficulty and succeed!
This Olympic season is very inspirational. We hear stories of Olympians overcoming their own challenges.
Meeting our individual goals of weight loss and fitness requires the same kind of determination and effort shown by Olumpic athletes.
Whether we stuggle to walk around the block or run marathons, our successes are our gold medals.
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Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hewe we are at mid-week. I have the harbingers of an upcoming cold hanging around in my head and chest but it is manageable. Vitamins, minerals, lots of fluids and resat. I will beat this one as I have all of the previous ones.

  
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GINNAR 2/17/2010 9:50AM

    Hope that your cold takes the hint and goes south! This is a bad time to have more to deal with than just cold weather.

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SUNSETBREEZE05 2/17/2010 9:46AM

    Hope you feel better soon and Good Luck Reaching Your Goals!!

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You control your own destiny!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

- Albert Ellis

  
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CHARANN3 2/16/2010 8:15AM

  You are right. We all make our own way in life. We need to take control of what we do in it.

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Monday, Monday

Monday, February 15, 2010

With apologies to The Mamas and The Papas. Monday is the start of a brand new week! Seven unsullied days lying ahead of us, ready to be enjoyed. Each day has twenty-four hours,Monday and Friday alike. Enjoy each day and frolic in the uniqueness of it! Remember the Psalmist, "This is a day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

  


Chocolate

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I read an article about Tequila and the author said that a lot of people say they have had a bad experience with Tequila when what they mean is that they had an experience with bad Tequila.

The same is true for chocolate. Chocolate has beneficial anti-oxidant properties and is good for you when taken in moderation.

Number one: Eat good chocolate. bad chocolate tastes waxy and you keep eating more of it hoping it will taste better.

Number Two: Eat dark chocolate, at least 65% cocoa. This intensifies the anti-oxidant properties. Similarly, avoid milk chocolate which is loaded with sugar which is empty calories.

Number Three: Eat chocolate in moderation. Break or cut the chocolate into small pieces and savor each piece. You can chomp down on a Dove Promise and have it gone is about three seconds or you can merely let it melt in your mouth for several minutes of enjoyment.

Number Four: Pause. It takes a while for the message to get to our brain that our craving has been satisfied. Let the message get there and don't eat a pound of candy while you are waiting.

  
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GOSPELCLOWN 2/14/2010 3:33PM

    Aaahaa - I now see that you blogged about chocolate too. I just left a comment on your Spark Page before I was aware of this blog.

I agree whole heartedly with your message today!

Karen in BC

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LUCKYLADY777 2/14/2010 11:38AM

    Ahhhhhhh, chocolate !! I love dark chocolate and even more now!! emoticon

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