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Watch out for THEY

Thursday, August 20, 2009

THEY told me to get ready – my total-body makeover started!
THEY had put together a plan that would help me lose 10 pounds in 30 days. With simple diet solutions, healthy recipes, new workout routines, delicious super foods, and tons of fitness tools.
THEY would help me stay motivated till I reach my goal.
THEY thought I was desperate and weak.
THEY just wanted my money.
THEY thought that they had me.

Just one little itty bitty problem...I joined SparkPeople for free and found friends here that give me support and there are the resources and tools I need, so why pay for it when it is given from the hearts of those who understand what I am going through.

Best defense is;
I don't believe in THEY, I believe in ME and YOU!
I know I can do and how to find help with what I can not do.
I love myself.
I take pride in myself.

Can you say the same?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SKYEFYR 8/22/2009 10:44AM


Wonderfully said!

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LJCANNON 8/21/2009 12:45AM

    Your blog is truly inspired. Truer words have seldom been spoken. I have learned to ignore most of what "THEY" try to tell me.

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DIVEDIVA1 8/21/2009 12:08AM

    THEY tell us so many things and seem to be expert but you have to wonder???? Great blog.

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UMUCGRAD 8/20/2009 10:32PM

    Nice one. Thanks a lot. This was inspiring and upbeat AND so true.

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SECRETMUSIC 8/20/2009 3:19PM

    So True. And thanks, btw, for all the inspirational quotes you come up in the Geocaching Team Huddle! I check it everyday just to read what you've written!

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IM-SO-WORTH-IT 8/20/2009 1:34PM

And so True!

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MOCOHOLO 8/20/2009 1:27PM

    What an empowering blog! You rock!

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MILDEXSPI 8/20/2009 12:58PM

    Excellent blog. We all need to be reminded that information from that infamous souce called 'THEY' will usually end up costing you one way or another.

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Don't make me stop and pull over...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Okay, so you are thinking to yourself ... I don't feel like doing anything because I don't like how I look or it's too hard to do things. Well here is how to put the cart before the horse.”

Stop telling yourself that once you get in shape you'll start to do things: fun things, adventurous things. You need to start doing those things now. The sooner you start living your life and doing new things the faster you'll reach your goals. Imagine instead of an evening of TV watching you go for a walk with friends, or bowling, or join a volleyball team. How many more calories will you burn doing that? Plus, instead of reminiscing the next day with coworkers about the popular TV show, you can talk about how you won the archery competition or got kicked in the head sparring in taekwondo. The sooner you realize life is worth living, not later but now, you'll be closer to your health and fitness (and life) goals than you can imagine.

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UMUCGRAD 8/20/2009 10:35PM

    Yes. Carpe Diem!

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    LMAO! Very Cool, I say this way too much!

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UPFORFUN03 8/19/2009 9:08AM

    Wow, this is great. The title caught my attention. I'm glad I followed my instinct to open and read it. I love the kitten... and I love the "don't make me pull over!" How many times have I said that? Thanks alot. And have a great day.

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SANDRAKDEE 8/18/2009 10:21PM

    How right you are. Now if I can just remember this every day. I continue to tell myself when the grandkids move out I will have more time to exercise, eat right and do things I don't do when they are here. I should be teaching them to eat right, taking them for walks and doing things with them every evening instead of putting it all on hold.

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I can't believe it's a diet gadget...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I was thumbing through a health magazine when I came across this ad for the greatest break through in dieting... Okay ready for this?

~It is the Meal Measure~ taaadddaaaa

~Easy to use
~Measures your food right on the plate
~Fits most dinner plates
~Cavities are labeled vegetable or fruit, starch and protein
~Each cavity is one cup at the top with one-half cup line inside
~Protein portion is equal to the size of the deck of cards
~Follows the USDA My Pyramid serving sizes
~Top-rack dishwasher safe

The Meal Measure is now only $19.99 (Tax/Shipping included with your order.)

Now why would anyone would want to spend that type of money? When they could go to the Dollar Store and pick up all these items that are useful instead.

Measuring Utensils

Measuring cups ($2) and spoons ($1) aren't just for baking. They're essential for calculating serving sizes. Use them every time you eat instead of eyeballing ingredient amounts.

Kitchen Scale

Sometimes you need to measure ingredients by weight instead of volume, so that's when a kitchen scale ($5) comes in handy. Measure out three-ounce serving sizes of fish, or quarter-pound turkey burgers. It's better to measure than estimate so you know exactly how much food you're eating.

I am looking at all these gadgets that are aimed at the health fanatic or the dieter is bombarded with. It is kinda mind boggling to a degree. So I ask you my fellow dieters what is the strangest gadget you have ever thought about buying, or used?

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KDLOCA 8/24/2009 10:16PM

    I have seen this the other day too. And I just laughed. I thought i have measuring cups, scale and a calorie book. This might be a good tool to teach children what and how much to eat.

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SANDRAKDEE 8/18/2009 10:24PM

    Ha! silly as it is someone is a rich person for thinking of this gadget.

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    I am not into stuff, but have seen some wild stuff out there, havent seen that one though!

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AINTNORMAL 8/16/2009 6:24PM

    Enjoyed the blog. Some companies still work on the "there's one born every minute" principle.

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WAIT, I've changed my mind...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The old proverb “Change you mind and your body will follow” has proved to to be the best way for me to stick to my weight loss goals. Different things work for different people. One way is to set mini-goals and when you reach them, reward yourself but not with food! I also use sticky notes to write down daily reminders of what I need to do to stay true to my program.

Yes there are all sort of ways to keep your progress moving forward, but the real key to finding success comes from your head. Without the right mindset in place, it can be extremely difficult to keep motivated. Sure, mini-goals are great and rewards will work to some degree. But it is an entire mind change that makes the absolute difference,

You must envision success. You must really want it! This is what is going to fuel your stamina to make it happen. Without it, you will always lean toward weakness. So remember, most of your success starts in your head. Make the change there and your body will certainly oblige.

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AMYLT82 8/17/2009 1:13PM

    I agree. Another way I have heard it is similar to this, it is good to change your mind, then you have a nice clean mind! It is the thought that counts. Your Friend, AmyLT82 emoticon

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CHEVYGIRL4 8/16/2009 9:07AM

    This is so true! I have been walking around for the last few weeks saying stuff like, "I don't want junk food, I want to be healthy, and I want small portions." It is alot to do with the way we think. I have been having success with this approach. How we think determines many things in life and this is one of them.

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MOCOHOLO 8/15/2009 6:46PM

    This is so true! Great post!

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MRSNEIDLINGER 8/15/2009 5:26PM

    Such a good point!

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/15/2009 5:03PM

    Good one. We cannot use excuses in the long run. WE are the only ones who can make the lasting changes in our lives!

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    So very very true!

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HISTOMOM 8/15/2009 11:41AM

    Stormie... you know I never thought of attacking my weight loss goals in that all makes sense...get your mind in on the plan and your body will follow. Thanks for the insight. emoticon

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Did you know,...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy people tend to be found in the company of other happy people, while unhappy people are likely to spend time with unhappy people. You are probably saying, "Yes, that's right." You may have thought about this relationship before, or you may just now be scanning through a mental list of people you know and finding the correlation. Either way, it is a matter of personal experience that both happy and unhappy people tend to mingle with others having a similar degree of happiness. Why is this true? Are happiness and unhappiness infectious?

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AMYLT82 8/15/2009 5:11PM

    I believe that is 100% true. The problem is almost everyone I know of, isn't that happy. The people that I know who do laugh the most, tell jokes that are cruel and distateful most of the time, so I wouldn't want to be friends with them either. It would be great if the world cheered up quite a bit!!! AmyLT82 emoticon

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    Misery loves company.

Happiness loves company.

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/13/2009 2:59PM

    Why would a happy person want to be around a GRUMP?! The Grump is more likely to rub off on the happy person bringing them down. Doesn't usually work well the other way around!

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CYCLISM222 8/13/2009 2:32PM

    I do think that's true! Misery loves company, right? But the same can be said about joy/happiness.

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