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Accentuate the positive!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Positive self-talk is a great tool I use all the time to move me along the journey to a healthier lifestyle... I don't know how many people use the calendars on their computer like I do, but yesterday I sprinkled my calendar with some of my favorite quotes and this morning I was pleasantly greeted with the knowledge that:

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."- Christopher Robin to Pooh

Good morning world!

  


Be all of who you are!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Last night I was watching Catwoman, the movie for the 100th time, and the following line jumped out at me while I was contemplating the new smoking level I would be attempting starting today.

“By accepting who you are, all of who you are, you can be free. And freedom is power.”

One step at a time to a new lifestyle requires patience to build new habits, replacing the old with the new...a new way of thinking and behaving towards myself and life. The old excuses work hard to keep pulling back to the old status quo, but the excitement that has been coming with each accomplishment and what I am learning from my failures keeps filling my sails to move forward...The ultimate reward, to be all of who I am! There is indeed a freedom that is felt as I manage my life better and the direction I want to go and POWER, absolutely!

Hope everyone is having a great day...if not make it one; you deserve no l ess! emoticon

  
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ASH72461 8/24/2009 7:59AM

  change is one of the hardest things in life
but sometimes we get to choose what we change

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Step up to the plate!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

When you start on a new journey, there's always a bit of apprehension...fear that you won't be successful...What is often overlooked is the opportunity...to be successful...if it doesn't work, you've lost nothing, but if it does, the gains are immeasureable.

"Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain." --Kahlil Gibran

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." --T.S. Eliot

  
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SASKATIA 8/22/2009 5:49PM

  Very inspiring quotes.

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Become a totally responsible person!

Friday, August 21, 2009

To summarize my experiences so far as I move closer to a healthier lifestyle, I am becoming a totally responsible person. I've always considered myself a responsible person, looking for the silver lining, lending a helping hand whenever I could but it's so easy to fall back on the excuses as to why something didn't get done, or why I was feeling the way I was or the situations I would find myself.

I've taken the lessons on how to be more responsible for my eating and exercising and applied it to other parts of my life and feeling so much more in control of my behavior and attitudes, not just finding opportunities but forginng ahead and taking advantage of these opportunities, as well as just feeling calmer as my mind, body and spirit are working more harmoniously to create the environment I want in my future and feeling smarter as I do so.

I know there's still room for improvement, I'm not perfect...just trying to become the best I can be on babystep at a time.


  


I can and I will!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

So far I've been doing ok reducing the number of cigarettes smoked along with watching my weight and calories. Today is an affirmation day...I've manuevered pretty well so far with my cig count, but I know the time is drawing near when I need to just say NO! Thus far that hasn't been hard, but it's only been the last year that my smoking increased from 20 to 30 cigarettes, and decluttering my environment and my mind has allowed me to scrunch up my nose and gently say I don't want that...Not that I haven't been rehearsing other responses to change my responses to stimuli. Example, a week ago a slow leak developed around my toilet. I'm creative, so I did a temporary fix, but it needed to be fixed. I had someone look at it, and they did an even better temporary fix, but it was still leaking. Yesterday, they came to finish the task, with all the tools they needed. 1 hr passed, 2 hrs passed and they were still working on it. The next thing I knew my bathroom was flooded (the water was originally turned off, but the repairman thought it was good to go so the water was turned back on). Needless to say, the first thought was "I need a smoke." Fast forwarding to the end, the problem has been fixed, and I said no, but I had to pace a bit and repeat my positive internal voice going...I stayed on point and met the daily goal but it showed me that I need to practice more...I need to say no more often, I'm back to my normal level, but the true mission to is change that normal level and eliminate the activity altogether...after the fact I can say that yesterday was a good practice run...if I can continue to say no to the actions I do not want in my life, I will be successful!

Today's affirmation: I can and I will!

  
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LADYTANAMA 8/20/2009 3:38PM

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