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Ready for the Week

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I am revved and ready for a great week ahead. Work is going to be busy, and home even busier. I have had such a pleasant weekend, that I am rejuvenated and ready to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

Press on


What a Stress Free Day

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Though I feel unproductive, today has been quite stress free. Besides some basketball games for my 4 children, I have had no where to go, and no major chores or "honey-dos," and it too cool to work outside. Playing the Wii, watching a movie, surfing the web, reading, and taking a nice power nap has made this day a good one. I am not going to think about the fact that I should have gone to work for a while, I should have cleaned out my half of the closet, gone through files, worked on the taxes, and washed the van. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? I work better under stress anyway.


Habit Formed

Friday, January 21, 2011

I have been committed to following the program for 21 days. They (who are "they" anyway) say it takes 21 consecutive ___________ to form a habit. I have done the 21 thing, and I feel like it is working. I have faltered, made a few poor choices, but fewer than 3, and I am now in a groove. I am motivated to be healty...not to lose weight. I am motivated to change my lifestyle in regards to my wellness. I am motivated to feel better.

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HONEYBEEBUZ 1/21/2011 6:27PM

    Right On!....I have about 2 weeks under my belt and I too am not looking to just lose weight, many of us know that losing weight just to lose weight will only lead to gaining it back! So it has to be a LIFESTYLE change if we want to be healthy and keep it off!

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The Day it Falls Apart

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

If you are here, you've probably been there. We all have if we have ever tried to "diet." It is the day that it all falls apart. You can blame it on a stressful day, a dinner party, a work function, a vacation, wedding, funeral, a holiday, or just on Friday, but that day comes for so many of us. The day that it all falls apart. It may not be a big fall, but it is what it leads to. We say "I will eat a big salad and just a one slice of pizza, and maybe a small dip of ice cream." But before you know it, you are at the buffet again on Friday night, and 3 large pizzas later, you decided you are full of pizza and want some dessert.

As a pastor, I visit with many people who are involved in what they call "no big deal sin." things in their life that hinder them from serving God. Things that they do, say, or think, almost without even considering it a sin, but it grows into something a little bigger and a little bigger.

Today was the day it almost fell apart for me. I am on a 19 day streak of "being good." I have stayed within limits, drank water, and made better choices, but today I had to make the choice not to eat the...I am not sure what it was...everything in sight. I had no excuse other than boredom.

I am not going to spoil it tonight. I am going to continue my streak. I better go to bed quickly!

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CHUCKJ11 1/19/2011 7:56PM

    Yes I have been there...GOOD for you you over came the temptation! Way to go! emoticon

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Adopting a healthy life style is not making mere physical changes in what you eat and how you exercise, but it is an intense psychological process which requires a paradigm shift in your attitude about health and the impact it has on your entire person.


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