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Autumn leaves

Monday, September 24, 2012

There are no Autumn leaves where I live in the desert & it's difficult to think about Fall when the temperature is still over 100 degrees. It's supposed to drop to 99 this coming week & I confess I'm ready for the cooler days.

However I woke to a snippet to an old song: "When Autumn leaves start to fall" & it made me start thinking about leaves.

What do I want to 'leave behind' as I continue on my weight management journey?

Poor food choices, inactivity, lack of energy, negative thinking, negative self talk are just a few. Also leave behind the concerns about getting off the couch with out rocking to do it, get into truck without shortness of breath, not worrying about chairs with arms & whether I'll fit or being sturdy enough to hold my weight, walking without canes or rolling walker & without gasping for breath, liking my reflection in the mirror or images in photographs, feeling good wearing clothes that fit comfortably.

"Once you understand the real principles of the business of beauty, you start to realize that Smart is the key to Beautiful. A beautiful woman is someone who feels good, is fit, and is firing on all eight. That's why I'm not a believer in the
yell-and-make-people-work-so
-hard-they-barf theory of fitness; in my opinion tearing people down & "to get through to them"; steals from their soul and doesn't make them better people."- Teresa Tapp

"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation." - Jack Nicklaus
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SABLENESS 10/29/2013 8:16PM

    Not much to look at in Fla either. I have fake leaves on the glass wall of my office and an assortment of pottery leaves on the coffee table. That's as good as it's going to get this year. Have some leaves:🍁🍂🍃

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INFLATED 10/4/2012 7:20AM

    I really liked your blog. I don't like trainers like Jillian Michaels, that yell at the one doing the exercise and agree with Teresa Tapp. I was in the military many years ago, and we had women pass out while exercising because of drill instructors yelling at them.

I don't watch The Biggest Loser because I expect one day that someone may be on there that has an unknown heart problem and things will go terribly wrong.

Anyway, I just wanted you to know, you penned some of my thoughts about things I want to leave behind. emoticon

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 9/25/2012 6:13AM

    A great blog for thought!
I agree about what a beautiful woman is...
Thank you!
Mary emoticon emoticon

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LVMAMAW 9/24/2012 3:14PM

    I love Fall and we moved from Phx to Las Vegas in 2001- hey! It's still hot here too!! LOL Oh well, we will be the ones laughing when our high on a winter day is in the 60's! Right? emoticon

Going to visit my sister in Prescott, AZ this wkend, she says the leaves are changing and she lives in the mountains. I'll just have to find a piece of Fall if it won't come to me!! emoticon

Good Blog! Hope you have a good week!! emoticon

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ELOQUENTZ 9/24/2012 12:59PM

    Fall is my favourite season. I've been noticing the colours for about a month, but today on the way to work, it was suddenly apparent that it was fall now.

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