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Why we need those boundaries...

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Remember as a child when you got your coloring books and crayons? There were pages and pages of pictures with thick black outlines showing you where to end each color. It was a way for a child to make a PRETTY picture without a lot of skill. Stay in these lines with red and you get a pretty bird. Stay in these lines with green and it becomes a man's pants, etc. The child could not possibly draw those things without the outlines.

When there were no outlines the picture became a big blob of color - sometimes slightly recognizable but mostly not.

THIS is how it is with your program here on SP. You are given "outlines". Calorie ranges, fitness suggestions, weight charts, heart rate charts, calorie counts and serving sizes, healthy recipes, accountability groups and more.

BUT you have to stay in the "outlines" or you become/stay a big blob!

It's the same!

So why not revisit your coloring book (sparkpeople) and stay in those lines!

Do you know your appropriate calorie range?
Do you know your heart rates?
Do you know the calorie count of what you are eating for lunch?

You have to know those boundaries!

You CAN do this!
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RAINBOWANGEL99 5/12/2012 1:58PM

    This is emoticon Suzanne!

Note to self... Stay within YOUR outlines otherwise you will not be a pretty picture and remain a BLOB! emoticon

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CHAMILTON50 5/10/2012 4:13PM

    It's a great way to look at it! Thanks for the reminder! emoticon

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2RUTHIE 5/10/2012 10:24AM

    Well said!

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MESEATURTLE 5/10/2012 10:20AM

    Well said!

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LYNMEINDERS 5/10/2012 1:01AM

    What a great picture...love it....never thought of it like that before

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YO~YOLANDA 5/9/2012 10:08PM

    AWESOME as Always Suzanne!!!

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SOPHIALARA 5/9/2012 9:24PM

    I like it! Thanks for the encouragement!

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LIGHTONMYFEET7 5/9/2012 5:26PM

    That's a GREAT way to look at it!!!!
NICELY WRITTEN!!



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SPARKLISE 5/9/2012 2:59PM

    What a great way to look at it! emoticon

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MARITIMER3 5/9/2012 12:13PM

    makes sense - thanks for posting.

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SKYSEARCHER 5/9/2012 12:03PM

    Hadn't thought about it like that, but it makes sense :-)


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SERAPHGYRL 5/9/2012 12:03PM

    Boundaries and accountability are key. I would be proud to hang my coloring on the wall these days. We all can do this if we really want to and don't give up when we color outside the lines sometimes.

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BUBU54 5/9/2012 11:55AM

    What a great analogy. I love this....

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