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Creating Habits

Saturday, April 19, 2014




When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
-- Roy Disney

What you think, what you feel, what you say and what you do all matter very much. In every moment, with every choice, you move your life in a specific direction.

Make the commitment to always make that direction a good and meaningful one. Choose wisely, and live magnificently.

Ralph Marston

I am really liking the book " The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. It is really enlightening.
I have been going to Weight Watchers now for years with not stellar results. The book tells me what WW has been telling me is to create Keystone habits to assist me on this journey.

I am part of a team CampWannaBeFIt and it is pushing me to do things that I have been neglecting. One of this is really reading rather than doing some mindless task.

Some of the habits that I am working on is getting steps in before going to bed, tracking my meals and washing dishes at night.

  
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PATSYB7 4/20/2014 6:55AM

    Thanks for sharing the book--it looks good. Habits take time to develop. It seems like it's easier to develop bad habits. LOL But seriously, Sparking has changed my life. I am so much more mindful.
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GORIANA 4/19/2014 12:05PM

    Congrats on this. Little habits add up, so one step in the right direction adds up.

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SEAGLASS1215 4/19/2014 9:41AM

    This sounds very interesting - what does it mean by "Keystone Habits"?


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SUZIPAM1 4/19/2014 7:24AM

    love this book

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Live today

Friday, April 18, 2014



"Instead of obsessing over how things should be, tap into the great value of how things are. Instead of longing for the past or wishing for the future, live with joy, satisfaction and gratitude in the present."
Ralph Marston

I have been obsessing over what my next step in life will be. I got my administration license this year and part of me thinks I should take that leap. I do like what I am doing and the change would be for financial reasons. I have done this change in the past and it has been good but I do like what I am doing now, it is just that I have to work two jobs. The jobs compliment each other.

I realize I need to appreciate today and take the opportunities that are before me.

Our church was open last night until midnight. I went after work and sat there and prayed. I was the only one in the church at the time and the silence was powerful. I know I am where I am for a reason. I need to insure that I put my whole heart in today, look for where I can make a difference instead of looking for the next step.

  
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CASSIOEPIA 4/18/2014 12:32PM

    "I know I am where I am for a reason" - powerful thoughts. Blessings to you on this Good Friday.

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EMMACORY 4/18/2014 11:08AM

    Glad you had time alone with the Lord. Continue to listen and follow your heart. When the right door opens you will know. Peace! blessed Good Friday.....

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NANCYPAT1 4/18/2014 8:06AM

    We really can only live TODAY the past is over and the future is not here yet - live, love, and celebrate TODAY

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LOPEYP 4/18/2014 8:01AM

    I am glad that things are coming together.
I have been trying to add some joy in my life and not obsessing on the negative.
We've both got this!

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HAPPYMENOW58 4/18/2014 7:00AM

    Wonderful...Thank you!

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Weakness into Strength

Thursday, April 17, 2014



Be honest and realistic with yourself about where you are coming up short. Then do the work, transform that weakness into strength, and move forward faster than ever before.
Ralph Marston

Yesterday was crazy busy so my eating was not great, exercise was down but I did get some of things done. This is my weakness. I can do things when everything is going as expected but it is the unexpected that throws me off. In reality my life is more unexpected so I need to get on board at looking how to live my life and do what I need to do. I need to turn my weakness into strength.

  
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JANE1216 4/17/2014 12:43PM

    I get this --- every word of what you posted. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 4/17/2014 9:36AM

    I don't think it's unusual for unexpected things to throw us off, but when unexpected becomes the norm then I think we gotta take a look at how to plan and organize better.

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Not easy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014



"Though progress is rarely easy, it is always possible."
Ralph Marston

I am feeling so good about how this week is going at Camp Wanna Be Fit! Each day I feel I am working on a habit and it is showing up on the scale, although that is not my measurement.

I like gathering points and this stops me from doing something impulsive.

This video is amazing and shows that it doesn't matter how old you are you CAN learn new things. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp
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I LOVED that video...I watched it twice..truly amazing!!

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PATSYB7 4/16/2014 7:56AM

    Very true! Thanks for the reminder!
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Making changes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014



"In order for things to be better, they must be different. If you wish to make improvements, you must make changes." Ralph Marston

First day of camp. Stellar!

Second day of camp....realized why some of my habits have formed.

I wanted to eat at the table. I work two jobs so I don't see my husband for long. I told him of my plan to eat at the table but he said he likes to relax in front of the tv. I gave in and did that. Today I will eat at the table THEN join him in the living room to talk. I need to do what works for me and think of other ways to insure that we connect besides sitting in front of the tv.

I wanted to get my steps in and in the morning I was able to get steps early in the morning and got a walk with the dog. I was not as good at night. I think it was because I sat in the living room and didn't stay active. Then my daughter texted and I needed help and I abandoned my plan for hers as we rallied the family to proof a cover letter for an internship she is applying to. I need to insure that I not only help my family but that I also realize that I need to insure that I am doing what I need to do.

Tracking on the weekend was easier because I kept my phone around but I have not developed the habit while working and I need to do that.

Change is hard but not impossible.


  
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CHRISTINEBWD 4/17/2014 4:55PM

    Sounds like you are getting better at looking at things and doing what is right for all concerned. All my best to you and your family. Good luck to your daughter as well!
Christine

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JANE1216 4/15/2014 11:52PM

    Putting "Me" first sometimes is SO hard! But something we all need to do --- thanks for sharing this --- I needed to be reminded!

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TRUNKJUNK 4/15/2014 2:15PM

    As a caretaker and chief nurturer we must make ourselves a priority. Next time do her like you did your husband when you ate at the table and then joined him in the living room. Do what you need to do and then join her to work on her projects.

Just a Thought

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KRICKET57 4/15/2014 8:37AM

    Good luck with the changes. They will get easier.

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/15/2014 7:46AM

    Keep on keeping on..... Love your quote, too!

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LOPEYP 4/15/2014 7:00AM

    Step by step you will get there. emoticon

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PATSYB7 4/15/2014 6:12AM

    You are headed in the right direction! Keep going!
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NANCYPAT1 4/15/2014 5:37AM

    So true - hard but not impossible

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