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Mistakes WILL happen

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

As I was reading a blog by a friend I was commenting about mistakes WILL happen it is how we handle those mishaps that is the key to our own journey. I thought emoticon great idea for a my next blog. MISTAKES WILL HAPPEN. I don't care who you are or how long you have been on your own journey. You can say they won't but life will get in your way sometimes. The message i'm trying to tell you and me is that even when they do happen they can not make or break your journey. They can only do that if you allow the mistake to become a habit. Something that happens over and over again is not a MISTAKE it has become a HABIT. So today take a moment and just STOP and decide if that little bite, extra snack, bag of chips (me here) is going to become a small mistake or is it going to take on a life of its own and become a habit.


So today take a moment and decide what your final destination is going to be. Goal or staying where you are right this moment. Because without changes of habits we will be right here in this same situation this same time next year.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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KENTUCKYWOMAN 8/14/2013 8:13AM

    That is what I keep telling myself....there will be a day I will stumble....so be prepared.
Hugs,
Joan

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MOTTAMAMALOU 8/14/2013 7:52AM

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Good Blog!

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MFBUTTERFLY 8/14/2013 7:52AM

    One day at a time ... we can do this!!

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Today's Affirmation

Monday, August 12, 2013

This is todays affirmation. Your wonderful as you are, but only you can make you great.

Michelle.

  
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MFBUTTERFLY 8/12/2013 7:44AM

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ICEANGEL0531 8/12/2013 7:31AM

    Very true.

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Mistakes? Yeah i've made a few

Sunday, August 11, 2013

There is only one person who can ever know exactly what you want and truly make you happy — that person is you!

— Denise

"Just because you've made mistakes doesn't mean your mistakes get to make you. Take notice of your inner critic, forgive yourself, and move on."
- Robert Tew

A friend shared the bottom quote on a post this weekend. Mistakes, yeah I've made a few but they don't define me as a person. I will continue to make a few mistakes through out this journey because hey i'm not perfect. But I will learn a few great things also with the journey. Isn't that the real purpose for being here? To better ourselves. I've said it before and i'll say it again, this journey is about loving the you your at now as well as the you your working towards. So mistakes don't make you, they teach you.

Spent the day emoticon at the beach with my daughter and my friend and their kids yesterday. We had a blast. We had dinner on the way home at the Shrimp Basket. Yup seafood, good, fried mostly not so good. But delicious anyways. Sometimes life will take us out of our bubbles we create....what you do with that is your choice...I choose to eat my burger, I cut off a bit of it and didn't eat that, I choose to have a few fries and let the rest go back, so mistakes? yup a few...but fun I had that. Be careful you don't get so wrapped up in your journey and the food around you that you forget to enjoy the fun along the way. Life is meant to be lived. So today go out there and live it. Choices it is all about choices. You can have fun and choose to cut back a bit.

Enjoy today and if you make a mistake....well....

Michelle. emoticon

  
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MFBUTTERFLY 8/11/2013 8:54AM

    Enjoy your new week, Michelle!

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MILLEDGE2 8/11/2013 8:34AM

    Thanks for posting, Michelle. I don't go out of town often, but when I do and we go to eat at a place that has special things I would never eat at home, I allow myself to order and enjoy them. This is a far cry from when I (and you?) ate this type of cooking every day. That gave us problems. A special occasion now and then just demonstrates we've learned to control ourselves.


So celebrate that this was a short-term situation and that once you get back to normal life, you'll be eating in your New Normal way.

Congratulations on successfully redefining what a "mistake" is!

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KARENKANDO 8/11/2013 8:13AM

    How right you are my friend! It IS all about the choices!!! Love the blog! emoticon

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YES YOU CAN

Friday, August 09, 2013

You can — because you believe that you can!

— Denise

This is not the time to be passive.
This is the time to shape, sculpt, paint, participate…
the time to get sweaty, to get dirty, to fall in love,
to forgive, to forget, to hug, to kiss…
this is the time to experience, participate and live your life as a verb.
- Steve Maraboli

Just for today allow yourself to know that YES YOU CAN change how you think about yourself. This is your journey and you can make it anything you want. You cannot compare yourself to the person next to you because we are all different. UNIQUE is the word for today. So be proud of what your accomplishing just by showing up.

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ELSCO55 8/9/2013 11:38PM

    thanks

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MFBUTTERFLY 8/9/2013 7:04AM

    YES we can!!! Have an emoticon day!!!

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Enjoy the journey

Thursday, August 08, 2013

There are two parts to every goal: First, go for what you want, and second, enjoy it!

— Denise

Oh I've had slow months. Not days months, weeks where the scales either wouldn't budge or shoot it bulged upwards. For about a year I did nothing but eat my weigh (pun intended) back up over what I began Spark at five years ago. Why? Well isn't that the proverbial question? Who knows why we do what we do to our bodies when no one is looking.

Oh I've done it by dieting, by weight watchers, by purging (yes I've done this after a bad binge), by exercise, to lose the weight....to gain it? well that is easy I gave up on me and thought I wanted the crap more than I wanted to feel good about myself. Because lets be real I didn't like the me I was at that point very much. So I began fresh, again and again....I really thought I would never begin losing again, because no matter how much the words came out of my mouth the food kept going in.

So the day came when I just awoke and decided enough was enough. I wanted to reach my goals...again....and this time I knew the cost of not following through. So each day I begin with a goal for the day. Could be water, exercise, fruits and veggies, could be anything, but a goal is set.....so far so good i'm down six pounds and moving forward. Oh I mess up and from time to time the scales tell the tale, but i'm ok with that and I know I can pick up wherever I leave off.

So today enjoy the journey and maybe just maybe your tomorrow will be even brighter.

Michelle.

  
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FISHINGLADY66 8/8/2013 8:37PM

    It's always a great day to keep going. Your still hanging in there. Keep going. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 8/8/2013 12:37PM

    Love your new attitude.
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NELLJONES 8/8/2013 8:44AM

    Someone told me long ago that I could always know what I really intended to do by looking at what I did. That we live at the level of actions not words. When we really want a goal as much as we say we do, we'll get there.

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MFBUTTERFLY 8/8/2013 8:08AM

    It IS a great day to be on our journey!

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MILLEDGE2 8/8/2013 8:04AM

    I'm so glad you've turned a corner and are feeling more optimistic these days. Yes, we all have times when the process doesn't seem to pay off, but giving up is the worst of the possible responses (and, yes, I'm reminding myself of this as I write!). Have a lovely and successful and healthy day!

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