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What I do, makes a difference,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Many of us have heard:
“If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.” Anthony Robbins

Making changes makes a difference. Yesterday's visit to the Dr. proved that. Instead of reaching my goal... I gained a pound and my A1c went up .5 while still good, not the direction I like. Granted I could not go to the pool and exercise the way I usually do because of my back spasms, but I did not have to comfort eat. He suggested that I be careful during the holidays, I told him that last year I lost two pounds over the holidays. I think the reason things did not end up so bad is what I am doing on a daily basis.

This is a cautionary tale, it reminds me that my actions, or lack of action, influences the outcome. So it becomes a matter of what I desire most. If I want it I find a way to make it happen. When I smoked and wanted a cigarette, I excused myself to go out to have a smoke. Now I excuse myself to get my walk in. Yes it is all my choice. There are no excuses, it is all up to me.

Here's to taking the actions to get me to my goal.
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ID_VANDAL 11/23/2011 4:50PM

    Wow - you got a lot of feedbacks on that blog. Of course you always write a good one so no surprise there but the topic was spot on for all of us.

Many of us have spent a ton of hours blogging, exercising, and so on only to have it undone because we weren't in control of our thoughts and actions yet they truly are ours to control.

Thanks for a good reminder - now let's make these holidays happy and still drop a few pounds.

Vandal

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PUDLECRAZY 11/19/2011 9:33PM

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Way to go!

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WATERMELLEN 11/19/2011 9:27PM

    Thanks for reminding me: it's what I want most, and what I choose.

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FREELADY 11/19/2011 1:19PM

    These are profound, life-changing thoughts, and you write them so well, they cut straight through my mental and emotional garbage for a much-needed reality call.

What you say about a smoker's break and excusing myself for a health task . . . wow. That is a light-bulb moment for me.

No excuses. No whining. Thanks!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/19/2011 11:11AM

    "So it becomes a matter of what I desire most."

I love this and need to make it a Beck card. Your whole blog speaks to the TRUTH that this is our journey, and we own every step of it -- forward, backward, or treading in place.

Holidays, injuries, family crises, stress -- these are the stuff life is made of, and don't "prevent" us from not reaching our goals.

The only thing standing in our way? Ourselves. Thanks for the reminder!

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DSBRIDE 11/19/2011 10:39AM

    You are so right and not only do we need this but we deserve it!

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NEW_PARADIGM 11/19/2011 10:24AM

    Great attitude, Nancy.

"Now I excuse myself to get my walk in." I'm practicing bowing out to do my body moves more, too. And this reminds me of 'way back when': On my first out-of-college professional job my office looked out on the parking lot sidewalk of 'smoker's row.' It baffled me at how much time some of those 'grownups' would get to spend doing their smoking. After about a year on the job I decided I was entitled to at least half as many shorter fresh air stretch breaks. It felt scary-defiant doing it at first, but I was soon 'hooked' on the surges those little breaks gave me. Thanks for triggering this memory about how even the smallest seeming changes really have made differences.

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PAWSINAZ 11/19/2011 10:16AM

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We all need a reminder every so often.

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AUDREYASM 11/19/2011 10:16AM

    I love your train of thought on this! And you have inspired me more to get off my lazy butt and do something. Jot down that quote and keep it somewhere where you can see it often, might help! :) Good luck!

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/19/2011 9:51AM

    Great reminder. Thanks!

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