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Sunday, January 20, 2013

" When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on".
Franklin D. Roosevelt

If my knot gets any bigger... I'll run out of rope.

My motivation and goals remain. However, this past week was a wash, beacuse my whole family including myself was ill. Im still not feeling 100% .... and this is very frustrating to me. Hoping that this sickness leaves me soon, and I can start working towards my goals.

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CAT609 1/20/2013 9:56PM

    Hang in there! Great quote!

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One Step...

Friday, January 11, 2013

I recently heard someone say... maybe they were quoting a famous proverb... I'm not sure ... but, the words spoke to me.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step".
That is exactly what I am doing today. I am taking one step forward toward health. I'm not sure of the exact distance of my journey. Or, how much time will be required to arrive at my destination. But, what I do know is:

hmmmm... Actually, I don't know anything....ha ha ha ha THAT is EXACTLY WHY I am starting a weight loss "journey" again.
I know it will require a lot of work... Okay, maybe I do know this.

In the past I would start this endeavor with ZEST and VIGOR... Every word that would come out of my mouth would be dripping with health and positivity... but, to be quite honest...
I'm scared. I'm not feeling all that healthy or positive. I'm down right scared. Scared for my life... scared that if I do NOT change something now...
Sigh... Well, you get the picture.
I'm also scared of failing... again.
I never thought that i would be this person... a person paralyzed by fear.
Doesn't it seem strange... afraid of change? Our Lives are ALWAYS changing... so, HOW can a person be afraid this?! It is a given. hmmm.... leave it to me to be afraid of what I have no control over. h ah ah haha
Anyways, that is my truth.
BUT, I will try to take one step forward... one step forward, toward health, everyday... So, my journey does not end.

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DEBRA123FORME 1/11/2013 1:18PM

  Keep a positive outlook and KNOW you ARE going to SUCCEED!! We have to put our fears to rest and just work on our Health Plan. emoticon

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CEEMAY 1/11/2013 1:13PM

    I took my first step on Monday. Thanks for the motivation to keep going~

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The Last Lecture

Thursday, July 31, 2008

7/31- Oh my gosh... Randy Pausch.... Have you heard of him?
He recently died of cancer...however, before he died...he decided to leave a little something for his 3 children.... "The last Lecture". I just watched part of it on You totally in awe of this person .... Even in the face of death...He NEVER gave up! Never let it get him down... These are a few of the lessons that I learned from watching his "lecture"...

1.Brick walls are there to show us how badly we want something.
2.Don't complain...Just work harder.
3.You can't get there alone.
4. Tell the truth.
5.Be Earnest
6.Apologize when you screw up.
7.Focus on others...
8.Be prepared..."LUCK" is where preparation meets opportunity.
9.Find the best in matter how long you have to wait for them to show it.
10. Be good @ makes you valuable.
11. Loyalty is a two way street.
Experience is what you get , when you didn't get what you wanted.
I sat there in reflection after viewing this hour long video.... and was amazed. Amazed at how simplistic of an approach to life... Could the lessons in life be so simplistic?....
What an amazing way to look at life...and all of our opportunities. We have the opportunity - everyday... to approach the world in a positive way or a negative way. We have a choice on how WE want to live our lives. It is SIMPLE.

Thank You Randy Pausch (professor @ Carnegie Melon) for this last lecture.