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Motivation

Saturday, April 05, 2014

For me, finishing is all about motivation. If youre having a difficult time finishing, its best to look closely at why you want to finish in the first place.

If the task or project isnt something you want to do, consider the consequences of dropping it. Ive done this often and its a relief when I finally drop something I didnt really want to do in the first place.

If you really do want to do the task/project, ask why. What do you get out of it? Do you love doing it? Is there some benefit youll get? Visualize that it might get you going.

If you need more motivation, find a way to give yourself some public accountability. Set a deadline, do a blog post, tweet about finishing, or put it out there on Sparkpeople. A little positive public pressure can be a good thing.

  
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GODSCHILD2_2011 4/17/2014 9:07PM

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God bless,

Dee

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DALID414 4/5/2014 9:11PM

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Basic weight loss tips!!! Repost in case u missed it 1st time!

Monday, July 01, 2013

Tips, Rules and Goals:

Weigh yourself at least two or three times a week, and write down every single thing you eat.

Sugar is terrible for you, for your waistline and for your liver even worse than saturated fat. Avoid it, especially in beverages. To satisfy your sweet tooth, focus on fruit.

If you dont do any exercises, start. If you do, make them more strenuous. And include some weightlifting, yoga and pushups.

The more fundamental a food item the less its been processed the better it is for you.
Dont let others tempt or talk you out of your weight-loss program; be firm. Establish and build on connections with a support circle (SPARK PEOPLE) of like-minded others who will diet and exercise along with you.

Commit to losing 10 pounds. Its a very reachable goal, its a good foundation to build on, and even 10 fewer pounds can make a difference in your health.
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BREEZE70 8/1/2013 8:49PM

    Thank you for the tips.

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GODSCHILD2_2011 7/9/2013 10:08AM

    Phil,

This is some very good advice PERIOD!!!


Thanks and have a good rest of the week..

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CIERAPOET 7/3/2013 5:18PM

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GREAT list of WISE tips for all of us! Thank you Phil for giving us a refresher! Yep sugar is bad. I have to get it out of my system! Did it before and I CAN do it again!
Enjoy a Wonderful day!
Deb
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PURPLE180 7/1/2013 9:39PM

    Great advice and tips! I agree support is Key.... emoticon and my SP Friends, they all ROCK. :-)

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LADYGSC 7/1/2013 9:01PM

    emoticon I copied them into a word document so I can follow them! Be blessed and spark on!!

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KAYATLANTA2010 7/1/2013 8:06PM

    Thank you for the helpful tips! I needed to hear them!
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EASTENDCLAM 7/1/2013 6:38PM

    Yup.

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DIAMNDSPRKLMOM 7/1/2013 5:17PM

    You always have the greatest tips. Thanks for the awesome post! emoticon emoticon

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MY1FAN 7/1/2013 3:00PM

    Thank you.

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NAPPIGURL 7/1/2013 2:46PM

    Great tips!!!
I'm working on the sugar and I've begun to be more firm in my program. I just have to say no sometimes...to going out to eat instead of cooking at home, to skipping a workout to go out for drinks, to waiting for someone to workout when you're pretty sure they're going to change their minds when the time comes. It was difficult turning people down initially, but they are starting to admire my dedication and be more mindful of my needs. There are other ways to socialize that include fitness or at least focus on things that won't wreak havoc on your healthy progress.

Sparkpeople has been, and continues to be, a GREAT source of support and encouragement!

Thanks for the tips!
Have a great week!

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A day in the life of a NY Golf Nut!!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Started the day at 1:00 am this morning!!!


Drove 45 minutes to Bethpage Long Island to get on line with all the other golfnuts. By the way i was number 45 on line.



Stretched out and did some Yoga and took a light nap until tickets and wristbands were given out at 4:30 am. Managed to get the first tee time on the BLACK COURSE 6:51 am.



With a small gallery of 15 to 20 of my fellow golfers watching me hit my first shot which was a draw off that tiny red tree lingering on the right of the fairway and split that fairway in half. Mind you Tiger hit his shot in the 2012 Barclays off the fairway on the left into the ice cream stand!!!



Knew this was going to be a special day!!!!!

Grinded out the day managing the beast they call the black. Hit all but 1 fairway made some lucky 20fters and even had a chip in for par. Got to the 18th tee being 1 under from the tips. While all my long hit buddies hit draws into those infamous sand traps on the left. I once again split the fairway with a slight fade to have a pitching wedge to the green!!!!



Made a 8ft putt to end the morning ( because we ended the round @ 11:15 for a 4:15 minute round) for Birdie to post my personal best of 2 under @ Bethpage Black!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!
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GRAYCEDAY 6/28/2013 1:50PM

    Sounds like you had a blast, great job. It's impressive how early you woke up to get in line for something you love like that. Kudos!

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KAYATLANTA2010 6/10/2013 4:28AM

    Wow! Nice game!!! So proud of you!
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    I'm Late but:
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ERNOINACTION 5/27/2013 9:57PM

    Sounds like a great time. The course looks beautiful. I didn't know golf could be so intense. Thanks for sharing!

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EASTENDCLAM 5/27/2013 5:09PM

    Outstanding! Thanks for the walk-through.

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SECRETS TO SUCCESS?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~Colin Powell

We have the game plan, so lets get it done. Don't let our past failures hinder our progress for the future!!!! Let's Go Sparkfam!!!!
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GONABFIT 4/2/2013 11:49AM

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ANDRIANA11 3/18/2013 10:26AM

    Oh gosh I needed to read this today ! thanks for sharing

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JOYB19 3/3/2013 12:11AM

    T R U E
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GREENGENES 2/28/2013 2:45PM

    Just make it happen!

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Have A WONDERFUL Weekend Phil!
Blessings!
Deb
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LADYGSC 2/27/2013 10:44PM

    All right now!!

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GODSCHILD2_2011 2/27/2013 10:30PM

    I soooooooooooo love this...thanks!

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MY1FAN 2/27/2013 9:03PM

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Let's Go Sparkfam!!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

emoticon Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backwards, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.

Lets end 2012 strong, and lets enter 2013 running! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 1/1/2013 12:16AM

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GREENGENES 12/31/2012 6:41PM

    Well said! Let's get Sparking!

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CIERAPOET 12/31/2012 6:32PM

    That's The Truth!!! So Funny!!! emoticon

NO EXCUSES 2013!!! Thanks for watching my VLOG. Phil I know...I'm still fighting that insecurity that tries to rise up. Appreciate you! emoticon

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 12/30/2012 7:28PM

    LOL!! Great quote!

Need to post it on my fridge!

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JAZZID 12/30/2012 4:30PM

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~ Dee emoticon

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PMFISH 12/29/2012 2:01PM

    Vert true!

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EASTENDCLAM 12/29/2012 1:35PM

    Hit the ground running for 2013!

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MY1FAN 12/29/2012 10:53AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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ACHOCOLATEWOMAN 12/29/2012 9:38AM

    No truer words have been spoken.

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KAYATLANTA2010 12/29/2012 8:16AM

    Yay! Great attitude!!! emoticon

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GYMRAT_AT44 12/29/2012 8:11AM

    Oh, I love that. Thanks for sharing.

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DARJR50 12/29/2012 7:47AM

  I like that quote. I hope you don't mind if I put that on my motivation wall.

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GOPINTOS 12/29/2012 7:40AM

    Loved this!

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CAROL- 12/29/2012 7:20AM

    Loved this. Thanks for sharing!

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SANDYCRANE 12/29/2012 7:08AM

    You have a great way with words. I agree, lets start the new year running.

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