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He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else. - Samuel Johnson

Monday, October 03, 2011


He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.

- Samuel Johnson

Schedule a personal tune-up

Proper nutrition is part of the foundation of a healthy life. Your car needs the right amount of gas and periodic tune-ups to make it run smoothly and prevent future problems. Your body needs healthy food and periodic check-ups too. Make a goal to start treating your body the right way. Take care of yourself. Eat the right foods and make sure to visit your doctor regularly. If you start maintaining and tracking your progress, you will probably see dramatic positive results in the way your body runs.

So true! I went & had my thyroid checked & TSH # was high so they are changing my dosage again to a higher #. Here's hoping it will help tomorrow. I need to go back in 8 weeks to get rechecked. (my periodic pain in the arse check up, lol) I also noticed how cranky I got yesterday when I didn't eat all my breakfast before church. Was much happier afterwards when I could finish it.

  
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RYANDEJONGHE 10/3/2011 5:33PM

    Great blog; awesome quote. Thanks for sharing. Samuel Johnson had a lot of dedication and discipline; we can definitely learn from his example.



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What you really learn from hardships

Sunday, October 02, 2011



Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree.

- Richard M. Rayner, M.D., SparkPeople member

What you really learn from hardships

"Perhaps you think this isn't very �positive' sounding, but I find it helps people (patients and friends) put hardship, which is inevitable, to good use," says Richard. "People can use their suffering either to gain character or become bitter. The ones who choose bitterness live a long, slow death. The ones who choose character truly live." Richard is right on the money. Happiness and sadness don't happen to us--they come from within. The story of your life will be written with or without your help. The next chapter is happening while you read this. Will you wait to see what it says later, or will you help write it?

  
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APIRLRAIN888 10/2/2011 7:44PM

    love it

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NINNY165 10/2/2011 7:21PM

    Food for thought..... emoticon

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Making the most of your day

Saturday, October 01, 2011



Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

- H. Jackson Brown

Making the most of your day

Do you often tell others (and yourself) that you just don't have enough time? If you are like most people, this is probably something you think about at least once a day. It seems like our lives continue getting busier but time never grows in proportion. This quote reminds us that great things can (and have been) done with the time that we all have. What will you do with your time today?

Today I'm going skydiving. Taking my daughter to lead her cheerleading team & out for a dinner date w/my dh :)

  
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4DOGNIGHT 10/1/2011 2:13PM

    You are exactly right. We all have the same amount of hours in the day. Just what we do with them is important.

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CORKYTHEMOM 10/1/2011 2:05PM

    Have an emoticon Skydiving day! emoticon Sending October weekend emoticon to you. emoticon


~ Monika ~ emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 10/1/2011 1:09PM

    Wow! Skydiving! I broke my leg a while back and told everyone I did it while skydiving! You should have seen the shocked looks on their faces. Honestly, I won't even go in an airplane!
Have fun.

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VENISEW1 10/1/2011 12:54PM

    Due to the low cloads & rain we weren't able to go skydiving yet :(
Oh well another day :)

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SUSIQZER 10/1/2011 12:53PM

    Have fun skydiving!!! Can't wait to see pics! (hint, hint...)

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APIRLRAIN888 10/1/2011 11:42AM

    wow I have a mental block about skydiving! have fun

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ONESTUBBORNTART 10/1/2011 8:28AM

    Wow!! Have fun skydiving! That's something I've recently thought about doing myself. Maybe next Summer. Looking forward to hearing all about how you get on.

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VANYELMOON 10/1/2011 7:07AM

    It is funny you bring up time. People always ask me how I got healthy, lost weight and started competing, and I always say "Eating healthy and exercise." The number one response to this is "Oh. I don't have time to do all of that." Many people seem to want a magic bullet to get them what they want: happiness, a healthy attractive body, wealth, when all they need is a little drive, ambition, and dedication to work for a long term goal.
On my blog I often ask, "What is more important, Season 16 of Survivor (or insert any other inane show), or your health and the health of your family? I know I won't be able to change everyone for the better, but if I even inspire one person down a healthier path, I know the hard work I put in was worth it.

Thanks for all your insightful posts :)
Tammy

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BD3269PM 10/1/2011 6:34AM

    Wow what a day you have planned. Enjoy it. I am up early and going to walk this morning. Then heading to Sleey Hollow, NY to see The Blaze (hundreds of lit hand carved pumpkins) with my grandson, who by the way so excited he can't wait to do this. Stay active and keep on Sparking emoticon

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Wednesday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

- Chinese Proverb

Never giving up

Do you ever get frustrated because things are moving too slowly in your life? Many people don't realize that building a foundation for success does not happen overnight. It is a slow process in which you are constantly working and learning. After all, that foundation must remain strong, even in times of failure or crisis. This takes time! You may have to remind yourself that "failing" is only failure if you quit; otherwise it's a learning opportunity. So don't worry if your life seems to be moving in slow motion. Concentrate on building a solid foundation and learning from your back steps.

  
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CORINNEMOMMY 9/30/2011 7:27AM

    Love your positive quotes! I am subscribing to your blog:)

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APIRLRAIN888 9/29/2011 8:02PM

    agree

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VANYELMOON 9/29/2011 7:16PM

    Too true. I often have to remind myself that progress does take time. I sometimes get impatient and want everything to move faster.
A great quote I live by:
"Failure is not and indication of the future, just a building block to get there." ~ Dave Ramsey

Tammy

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Wednesday, September 27, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Today's SP Healthy Reflection

A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for.

- Anonymous

Navigating your ship

Taking the easy way out is, well, easy. Human beings naturally stick with their normal routines because they offer feelings of security. But by staying in the same routine, you miss out on new opportunities. In 1975, a third-year student at Harvard University decided to drop out and pursue something else. The student's name was Bill Gates. He saw an opportunity and took the risk. While this doesn't mean that every dream will transform you into a billionaire, it shows that some of world's geniuses took chances to follow their dreams. If you are waiting around for your goals to just fall into your lap, it could take awhile. But your goals are achievable--if you're willing to break from the norm and cast your ship down uncharted waters.

  
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JSCOTT86 9/29/2011 8:54AM

  Thanks for the inspiration.

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VANYELMOON 9/28/2011 9:24PM

    Inspired words. Thank you for sharing :)

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VENISEW1 9/28/2011 9:03PM

    I'm so happy you like them. They are motivational quotes that I subscribe to on SP that they email me to reflect on & journal about. I love them too which is why I love to share them w/my spark friends like you.

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APIRLRAIN888 9/28/2011 4:51PM

    love it! where do you get all this stuff! it's great

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